Roland DG will be closed from COB of 23rd December and re-opening on Monday 4th January. In an advisory sent to customers, some very useful tips and a checklist are shared on how to correctly shut down, keep prepared and re-start wide format inkjet printers.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell handed down her Insurance Inquiry final report today, finding "widespread market failure" in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.
In a not unexpected move, and following the postponement of drupa 2021, the organisers of FESPA Global Print Expo, Amsterdam, have been forced to fast forward the show by six months, from March to October 2021.
Creditors and company members voted unanimously in favour of a $40m restructure scheme by printing company Ovato that will cut 300 jobs and close its heatset plant at Clayton in Melbourne before Christmas 2020. The plan asked creditors to accept 50 cents in the dollar.
Wideformat Online’s Publisher Andy McCourt is also editor of Labels Plus magazine, on behalf of the Visual Connections and FPLMA associations. The label and wide format sectors are closely aligned, with many wide format shops also offering labels and ‘stickers.’ The December 2020 issue can be viewed online for free!
That talented Sydney Northern Beaches airbrush artist David Brown is at it again, bringing joy and art to shop windows on Sydney's Northside. Great to see the art of airbrushing is still vibrant in a digital world.
Industry printable films, laminates, reflective materials and industrial tapes supplier, Orafol Australia, has recently relocated its NSW facility to a larger corporate office and distribution facility in Erskine Park, western Sydney, and added seven new industry professionals to the staff complement.
Wide format workflow software developer PrintFactory has signed a partnership with wide format technology manufacturer Durst, which will now be providing its global customers with PrintFactory API workflow software.
Canon’s new free platform graphiPLAZA offers a network of large format graphics experts to inform global customers about new applications, latest market trends and best practices around the world.
Kayell Australia is celebrating 50 years of business supplying the digital imaging, video & audio, fine art inkjet printing and graphic art industries. The Artarmon, NSW-based company's portfolio includes Epson wide format and Ricoh DTG printers.
“The popularity of floor graphics has increased significantly in recent months owing to their effectiveness as directional signage and social distancing notices,” said Drytac. The self-adhesive materials manufacturer for global large format print and signage markets has expanded its floor and wall graphic ranges with Polar PET 170 and SpotOn SynTac, “meeting demand for eco-friendlier PVC-free products.”
Messe Düsseldorf, the organisers of the world’s biggest printing industry trade show, announced that drupa 2021 has been cancelled in its planned form due to the pandemic and will be replaced with a four-day virtual show from 20 to 23 April. The return to the physical format is scheduled for 2024.
Germany is currently recording about 18,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day, despite a month-long lockdown in which bars and restaurants have closed but schools and shops remained open.
Industry global supplier Spandex Asia Pacific is fully settled in to its South Strathfield, NSW, warehouse and logistics centre, so we thought we’d drop in and see how it’s all going. "Stock is King," they say.
It's still not too late to register for the ASGA Webinar on "Sub-Contractors – Know Your Risks" – FREE for ASGA members and their staff. It will be held on Thursday 10 December 11.30 am AEDT.
The latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker shows that all segments of the industrial printer market began to recover from the COVID-19 crisis in Q3 2020. Large format printer shipments increased by 53% compared to the previous quarter.
“My office saw commercial lease disputes increase nine-fold during the peak of the pandemic, with more than 570 cases in the June quarter alone,” said Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell, who’s called for an overhaul of the dispute resolution framework, saying it doesn’t work for small businesses.
Organisers of the new Printing Expo Virtual Exhibition – “the world’s most interactive online print exhibition” - have launched a preview that includes the Muller Martini Showroom and the HP Indigo Digital Pouch Factory. Other exhibitors include Global Graphics companies Meteor Inkjet, Xitron and Global Graphics Software.
FESPA’s webinar series Coffee Break continues on Thursday 10th December with ‘Process Control - How PressSign 10 scores your print quality and helps you progress!’ “Measuring a simple colour bar reveals the truth and reports give the feedback on how to fine tune the colour on your inkjet or screen presses."
For over 6 years, Vince Bezzina, the Printhead Doctor, has saved sign and display printers thousands of dollars by professionally recovering blocked printheads of all types. He has also supplied the hardware, training and fluids for larger printers to clean their own printheads. Due to health issues, Vince now wants to retire and this presents a great opportunity for someone to earn an income from their home garage or shed, or a bolt-on to an existing service business.
A woman seriously injured when a four tonne, five-by-four metre road sign fell and crushed her car on Melbourne’s Tullamarine freeway last year has launched Supreme Court action against VicRoads, Transurban and construction company CPB Contractors.
Facing a surge in demand for its Covid-19-related protective gear, Brisbane sign and display business Bailey Print Group has moved its operation 10 minutes south down the freeway into a new high tech printing facility in the manufacturing hub of Sailsbury. Bailey's business development manager Samantha Bailey-Jensen this week won an HIA award recognising the company's pivot into making protective gear for healthcare workers.