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Physical shopping experiences have cemented their place back on shopper’s agendas with traditional POS displays wowing judges to take out the Pinnacle prizes at the annual Shop! ANZ Retail Marketing Awards, held on March 23rd. Platinum sponsor is IVE, who bought Active Displays last year.
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Angus McGrath, a graduate printer from Note Printing Australia, has been named the winner of this year’s LIA Victoria Heidelberg Graduate of the Year award.
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Konica Minolta's new AccurioWide 250 hybrid wide-format inkjet printing system – which allows users to print 4’ x 8’ boards in landscape - will make its debut next month at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 12 – 14).
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Kyocera Corporation has signed a deal, effective April 1, 2023, to acquire France-based inkjet print engine and system manufacturer Nixka, which will be renamed Kyocera Nixka Inkjet Systems. Kyocera’s 100% ownership of Nixka will “create new synergies in inkjet print technologies,” it said.
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The event featured the unveiling of BMW’s latest Driving Experience car, completely designed from the ground up and wrapped in ORAFOL materials by Drive Creative. Guests included leading wrap shops and representatives from BMW at the event, held at Orafol's Creative Hub, Erskine Park, NSW.
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Mimaki posted a “significant” 23% increase in global sales to 18,336 million yen ($207M AUD) for the third quarter of financial year 2022, despite the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and China’s COVID-19 policy.
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The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) is collaborating with Visual Connections to create an area called the Sign Service Centre at the upcoming Visual Impact Show in Sydney May 3rd to 5th.
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Australians are prioritising health and the well-being of ourselves and those around us over work, according to a new study of post-Covid behaviour by outdoor company oOh!media. “We’ve shifted into a mindset of valuing experiences over possessions and needs over wants."
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French self-adhesive films manufacturer HEXIS has acquired its Melbourne-based distributor Stickittome to expand its presence in what it calls “a particularly dynamic sign industry in Australia.”
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A strong line-up of 490 international exhibitors are already confirmed for the FESPA Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and Personalisation Experience (23-26 May 2023 at Messe Munich), including 95 suppliers unable to attend events in the last two years due to travel restrictions.
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Supplier association Visual Connections and the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) are expanding their successful student recruitment and education program to focus on Year 9 and 10 students and their parents.
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Brett Martin, distributed by Starleaton, has announced its newest approved partner, Keencut – a UK-based manufacturer of specialist cutting equipment for sign-making. Brett Martin and Keencut will be collaborating for the first time at this week's Sign & Digital (21-23 March 2023, NEC, Birmingham, UK), on Soyang Europe’s stand G10.
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Roland DG Corporation has introduced the new DGXPRESS printer brand, “emphasizing superior productivity at an economical price.” The first in the series are two new UV wide format printers, the UG-642 and UG-641, designed for outdoor and indoor applications including signs and banners, window graphics, backlit panels, POP, labels and decals.
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The next 12 months are going to be “huge” in the Direct to Film (DTF) technology space as more blue-chip vendors enter the fray with market share up for grabs, according to a new blog by industry analyst David Sweetnam from Keypoint Intelligence.
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Epson’s SureColor T-Series T5760DM 36-inch and T7760DM 44-inch dual-roll wide format printers are now available from authorised Epson dealers in the A/NZ market.
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Fujifilm says new Uvijet HZ LED UV cured inks for Acuity Prime flatbed printers were developed and extensively tested at its Fijifilm Speciality Ink Systems ink manufacturing site in Broadstairs, Kent, UK, (formerly Sericol).
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Fedrigoni says its new PVC-free Ri-Jet PO100 film for large format printing uses less water and energy in production and reduces CO2 emissions.
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Kodak posted revenue of $1.2 billion for 2022, an increase of 5% or $55 million compared to $1.15 billion in 2021, “reflecting the success of our long-term strategic plan.”
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On a booth themed ‘Strategic growth. Sustainable success’, Agfa will highlight latest inkjet innovations at FESPA in Munich (23-26 May), including the Onset X3 HS flatbed, Jeti Tauro H3300 hybrid for signage and corrugated cardboard, Avinci CX3200 for soft signage, and the Oberon RTR3300 roll-to-roll wide format printer.
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In direct comparisons between UV-LED and Latex printing, Mimaki Europe claims that Latex-type printing uses x9 more energy and causes x10 more Co2 emissions. The following news release is reproduced without alteration, as received from the issuing company.
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UV printing is gaining popularity due to durability and flexibility, allowing users to create more applications with variety of medias and substrates, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Industrial Printer Tracker. Meanwhile, Covid lockdowns saw China’s annual shipments of large format printers plunge by almost 50% in 2022 - a year of "uncertainty" for the global large format graphics market.
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