Fuji Xerox will be returning as a provider of print technology and logistic services to New Zealand government customers from next month, 18 months after the agreement was suspended over an accounting scandal that's still under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Kornit Digital has introduced the new Kornit Presto, 'the only industrial single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing,' which is aimed at growing demand for on-demand textile design and production.
Zünd is bringing to market new, diamond-like carbon (DLC)-coated router bits. The coating reduces friction and increases wear resistance in routing applications involving aluminium, aluminium composites, wood, and PVC.
David Field, managing director of Melbourne’s Major Media, has responded to industry concerns over the new Jim’s Signs & Print franchise business in an editorial for Wide Format Online.
The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) has called two meetings of its members in Sydney over growing concerns about new federal building code legislation relating to Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding. A building code consultant who's been assisting some sign companies with the new rules will attend one of the meetings. The Sydney sessions follow successful round-table events in Melbourne and Adelaide.
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) a world leader in digital printing technology, has signed a deal to be acquired by an affiliate of New York-based Siris Capital Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $US1.7 billion.
The US-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) - in collaboration with The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association of Australia (SGIAA) - is planning to hold more of its highly rated Colour Management Boot Camps in Australia this year after a successful local launch earlier this month in Melbourne.
Leading Sydney-based wide format supplier Pozitive has expanded into Melbourne, naming an experienced three-man team of print and signage industry veterans to 'hit the ground running.'
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Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems (FSIS) has won its legal fight against US-based Nazdar Ink Technologies and German distributor Zaro over patent infringements involving Fujifilm’s UV inkjet inks for its Acuity range of flatbed printers.
The ABB FIA Formula E championship – a class of motorsport that uses only electric cars – has launched ‘revolutionary new sustainable trackside branding’ signage developed in conjunction with global branding supplier CSM Live – which has offices in Sydney and Auckland – and manufacturer HEXIS.
SA International (SAi) will unveil new product innovations that will “significantly benefit sign and display businesses seeking to boost creativity and increase throughput” at this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 (Munich 14-17 May 2019).
Expanding wide format supplier Charti has named Siwei Sun as its product manager to lead the company’s accelerating New Product Development programme.
Roland DG Australia says the increase in the Federal Government's small business Instant Asset Write-Off to $30,000 for new or used assets makes it the best time to purchase a new Roland machine.
All delegates at next month’s TheIJC in Chicago will receive a free day ticket to drupa 2020, the leading global exhibition for printing technologies. The Inkjet Conference covers all aspects of industrial inkjet engineering and chemistry, from printhead architecture and system integration, through to image quality software, ink formulation, waveform measurement and curing techniques.
FESPA’s new Colour L*A*B* will showcase latest colour management solutions from exhibitors including Adobe, EFI, HP, Pantone, Techkon and X-Rite, ranging from calibrated monitors to colorimeters, spectrophotometers, viewing cabinets to software and colour systems for the wide format and graphic arts markets.
With the tragic death of an 18-year old apprentice due to an avoidable scaffolding collapse last week in Sydney, the focus again is on workplace safety. Although this was a construction site, sign installers are regular users of scaffolding, scissor lifts, cherry-pickers, cranes and other forms of height access, so it’s timely to look again at safety.
Brisbane-based GJI Group has continued its expansion strategy with the acquisition of leading Brisbane digital wide format and signage business Colorcorp.
Signwriting student Tylah Field has won the Student of the Year award from more than 1,000 students from various trades at the 2019 Sydney region TAFE NSW Student Excellence Awards at Ryde Campus. Field also took home the Infrastructure, Energy & Construction (IEC) Student of the Year award.
Flint Group warned of a global tightening of raw material supplies for UV and publication printing inks after last month’s massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China that left 78 people dead and hundreds injured.
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A typo on “No smoking, eating or drinking” signs inside at least 100 Brisbane buses has turned heads after a picture of the spelling mistake was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.
Clairvoyance and crystal balls aside, it’s typically difficult to see into the future. Industry exhibitions can, however, allow business owners and decision makers to gain the foresight – and insight – they need to plan for a successful future.