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ASX-listed IVE Group has rebranded 2021 acquisitions AFI Branding and Active Display Group as Brand Activations - “a full-service display, signage and activation value proposition."
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“We want to bring manufacturing back to Australia," says ASGA president Mick Harrold. "That’s what these machines and new technologies are allowing us to do.” The Australian Sign & Graphics Industry Association (ASGA) says its upcoming webinar on Channel Letter Bending will help attendees decide if it’s a good fit for their business.
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New orange, green and violet colours enable the formulation of inkjet inks for wider colour gamut printing, says Fujifilm. The new inkjet pigment dispersions are now available world-wide.
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For the nine months ended 31 December 2022, Kyocera posted record sales revenue of ¥1,526 billion ($A17bn) up 12.6% year-on-year. Profit was down 3.9% year-on-year, partly because of increases in costs for raw materials and logistics.
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Epson recorded Q3 revenue of ¥361 billion ($A3.9 billion), up 22% year-on-year, with profit up ¥4bn to ¥31.2bn ($A340 million). The company's Printing Solutions business revenue rose 21% to ¥249 billion ($A2.73 billion) but profit was down due to high material and logistics costs. However, Commercial and Industrial printing segment revenue and profit both increased.
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Sydney signage and car wrap company Bespoke Signs will be wound up after the NSW Supreme Court appointed a liquidator following an dispute involving workers compensation.
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Women in Print says its popular Breakfast Series will take place this year between 16-24 May at capital cities around the country. Companies interested in sponsoring the events are invited to contact the organisers.
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Since the welcome news that, from January 1st 2023, print qualifications had been put back on the Government’s Australian Apprenticeships Priority List, further detail has emerged, with industry representatives now turning their attention to significant omissions and working on ‘problematic’ coding and categorisation.
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UV cured inks have traditionally been considered unsuited to car wrapping, due to their brittle nature causing cracking and flaking when moulded into curves and contours. However, Mimaki's latest, more flexible, LED-UV curable inks offer car wrappers an exciting alternative to eco-solvents and latex/resin, the company claims.
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Now in its ninth version, the latest edition of CPH's Big Blue Book (V9) Product Guide is regarded as the ultimate resource for professionals in the world of Signage and Wide Format Print.Full of product knowledge, tips and tricks it's available to industry professionals free from CPH.
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The New Zealand Sign & Display Association (NZSDA) says sign businesses across Auckland and the upper North Island have suffered serious damage in "extraordinary” recent flooding that’s been described as the nation’s worst climate event.
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As Opal Australian Paper ‘seriously considers’ closing down its paper business at the Maryvale mill in Victoria following a court order blocking supply, owner Nippon Paper’s business plan from last year noted "weak sales" of graphic paper at the mill and a plan to transfer Maryvale's M3 paper machine from graphic paper to more profitable paperboard used in packaging.
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The Outdoor Media Association has launched the Healthy Returns campaign - in partnership with Health and Wellbeing Queensland and Nutrition Australia - to tackle obesity and encourage Australians to eat more vegetables. In a campaign designed by oOh!media’s creative and content hub POLY, unhealthy food and drink advertising will be restricted near schools.
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National print association PrintNZ says many of its members across the upper North Island are facing the prospect of a long recovery after devastating flooding in the region. Homes and businesses in Auckland were again flooded on Wednesday morning as heavy rain continued in what insurers have called 'the biggest climate event' in New Zealand's history.
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Canon’s Printing Business Unit posted an increase in revenue but profit was down, “reflecting a significant increase in parts and logistical costs, and a decline in consumables sales, as home demand for inkjet printers peaked out.” However, production printing remained a bright spot, with “an increase in the number of dealers that handle our large format printers, and subsequent growth in sales.”
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Multi-award winning WA sign business Kingman Visual has delivered a stunning upgrade featuring digitally printed graphics on walls and windows in a cybersecurity lab at Curtin University in Perth.
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The Australian Out of Home (OOH) industry announced an increase of 27.6% on net media revenue for 2022, reporting $1,060.5 million, up from an adjusted figure of $831.1 million for 2021. The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) says it's added 16 new members in the last 18 months.
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US-based Entrepreneur Magazine has named Minuteman Press as its #1 Rated Printing & Marketing Franchise for 2023, marking an impressive 20 years in a row in the top spot. The company now has more than 1,000 locations across five countries – the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa – and this year is celebrating 50 years in business.
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The May Federal Budget should back the expansion of Australia’s productive capacity and support monetary policy to avoid a debilitating price-wage spiral, says AiG's CEO Innes Willox. Additionally, there is a need to up targets for skilled migrants and introduce new 'internships' and 'cadetships' for VET and higher education students, in addition to apprenticeships..
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KPMF - the Wales, UK wrap film manufacturer acquired by Orafol in 1999 as part of the US Kay Automotive Group buy, has introduced three exciting new colours for colour-change wrapping. Also, Orafol reflective media is finding new applications in waste bin marking, enabling refuse collection trucks to identify bins on dark nights.
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Epson’s new partnership with leading Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato combines inkjet and dry fiber technologies to create “stunning designs from recycled clothing” - collected from discarded textiles in Kenya.
- ASGA announces details of AGM 2023
- Kodak wide format paper wins FSC Certification
- Xerox reports strong Q4 after challenging year
- Former Orora USA exec Frank Pennisi is EFI’s new CEO
- From toner to inkjet - David Procter joins Kyocera Document Solutions
- Roland DG launches six new TrueVIS inkjet printers inc. resin/latex
- Fiery splits from EFI
- Fespa BBQ by the Yarra back on
- 'We produce 2.2 times as much electricity as we use': Colormaker
- HEXIS develops self-adhesive films for Alpine Formula 1 Team
- Opportunities in $5bn aqueous printing inks market: Smithers
- Zund cutter increases production potential by 300%: Widd
- QMS installs Brisbane’s largest full-motion digital billboard
- NZ OOH revenue jumps 10% to $131 million
- SAi launches EnRoute 23 with new features for more applications
- Gildan publishes first stand-alone climate Change disclosure report
- Roland DG introduces new DTF VersaSTUDIO BN-20D
- Opal “seriously” considering closing Maryvale paper operation
- 400 car billboard ads hacked across Europe
- Ball & Doggett adds Sappi sustainable barrier papers