Carl Icahn, master Wall Street tactician and big shareholder in both HP and Xerox, has followed his proven pattern in hostile take-overs and issued an 'Open Letter' trying to persuade HP shareholders that it's a good thing to allow Xerox to take HP over and save USD$2 billion a year in operating costs. He makes some valid points but admits it's all about 'making billions' - no mention of customers here.
If ever there was evidence for the NSW Government to give more support to TAFE education, the Hornsby Northern Sydney Institute campus’ ‘Rise’ showcase of Cert IV student work was just that – amazing!
Well established Brisbane printer AFX Digital has been wound up and has appointed Travis Pullen of B&T Advisory as liquidator. It's the second print business liquidation this week.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opened an investigation into 'competitive impacts' of global giant Nippon Paper’s $1.7 billion proposed acquisition of Orora’s paper packaging assets. Japan's Nippon already owns Australian Paper, the country’s only manufacturer of printing and packaging papers.
Supplier Ricky Richards is holding its annual fundraiser for the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation this Friday 6 December and is appealing for donations. Over the past 23 years, the company has raised more than $186,000 for the hospital.
A trip to the local Swimart pool shop turned into a Christmas surprise for WFOL publisher Andy McCourt. Across the front windows was a terrific Christmas mural - not digitally-printed but airbrushed on by Sydney artist David Brown...here it is.
ASX-listed outdoor advertiser QMS Media has released a statement to address reports that its facing a $200 million lawsuit by outdoor advertising business Manboom over lost revenue following the alleged breach of a 2014 cooperation agreement.
The new Roland Guide to Print and Cut covers many aspects of running a print and cut business, from choosing the right device to showing businesses how they can add new revenue streams by diversifying their product offering.
Digital reproduction onto textiles using essentially wide-format technology is accelerating at break-neck speed. As part of its 'drupa Essentials of Print' series, Ron Gilboa presents this excellent overview of this vital industry sector.
Epson’s wide format technology, as well as its home and office printers, projectors and a watch have taken home a total of ten awards in this year’s global Good Design awards.
NSW commercial printer Genr8 Printing says its new Roland VersaUV LEF-300 benchtop UV printer gives customers “a little bit of something extra.”
oOh! Creative Production and Grand Print Services have won awards in the Outdoor Media Association’s Creative Collection competition for the third quarter 2019.
The New Zealand Sign and Display Association has opened registrations for next year’s NZ Sign Expo, titled Vision 2020 - Shaping the Vision Expo, held June 11-13. The country’s largest graphics, sign, display and large format trade show is held the same week as the NZSDA conference and its Awards of Excellence event.
Ricky Richards continued its recent run of new product launches with two new printable textiles that are now available - be.tex Flash Light FR and be.tex Latfinity FR.
The northern Sydney storms of two days ago took out all power to WFOL's office, which as of now still is yet to be restored by Ausgrid. As batteries and patience slowly drained, we had to seek assistance.
Avery Dennison Corporation signed a deal to buy Smartrac’s Transponder RFID Inlay business for €225 million ($A365 million) to drive its expansion into the Intelligent Labels market.
NSW sign business Signage One has invested in a new HP R2000 Latex flatbed and new Aristo TL1925 cutting table with conveyor as part of its new focus on the bespoke packaging market.
Xerox plans to take its $US33.5 billion bid for HP directly to HP shareholders, setting up a possible hostile takeover. "We plan to engage directly with HP shareholders to solicit their support in urging the HP Board to do the right thing and pursue this compelling opportunity,” Xerox CEO John Visentin said in a letter to the HP board. “Your refusal to engage in mutual due diligence with Xerox defies logic.”
Agfa’s UV LED inkjet ink sets have received Greenguard Gold Certification, meaning they’re safe to be used for prints that cover all walls of a room – not just for signage or partial wall decoration.
Quadient (the new name for Neopost) is hosting Open Days in Sydney and Melbourne, exclusively for the new HP Stitch dye sublimation textile printers. The in-built spectrophotometers and colour matching technology is sure to be a big attraction.
Under the theme Love The Way Ahead, Ricoh’s 1800sqm stand at drupa 2020 will feature its largest ever range of inkjet printing technologies, large-format latex solutions and direct to textile printers.