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The Colour Doctor ready for 2021

David Crowther’s Colour Graphic Services has been unable to visit printers or conduct colour training during most of 2020 but is raring to step-up again in 2021.

Durst to unveil new wide format printer this week

Manufacturer Durst will launch the P5 350 HS printer - the newest family member of its successful P5 technology platform for the large format printing market - at the Firework of Innovations virtual event on Thursday, December 3.

Summa extends its popular F Series cutters

Summa announced a range of improvements to its F Series flatbed cutters, introducing a new size of flatbed cutter, an enhanced safety system and GoProduce software. 

SCREEN and CGS ORIS unveil CxF Spot ColourMatching

Screen, manufacturer of the Truepress Jet series of digital presses, and colour experts CGS Oris, have developed new technology designed to save time, improve print quality and meet a growing need for independent colour management solutions.

Epson expands SureColor T-Series technical/CAD/AEC range with two new models

The new Epson SureColor T-Series models feature wireless connectivity and are multi-function printers with integrated scanners. Designated the SureColor T3160M and SureColor T5160M they include an integrated scanner for accurately scanning blueprints and drawings, making large copies and sharing high-quality technical documents.

Visual Connections Australia announces new Board

Industry association Visual Connections - the body behind Australia's great trade shows such as PrintEx, PacPrint and Visual Impact - has announced a new Board with three newly-appointed members. With the next event being PacPrint, Melbourne in September 2021, next year is shaping up to be a watershed of post-Covid activity and the depth of experience of this Board looks more than up to the challenges.

Scamwatch alert: holiday shopping scams

Losses to online shopping scams increased 42% this year and Scamwatch is warning Australians to be careful when buying gifts this holiday season. $7m has been lost in online shopping scams in 2020, with losses on classified websites such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree increasing by 60% to $4.5 million.

Signex into voluntary admin to restructure after $1m Covid hit

Melbourne events signage company Signex Group and its wide format print business Prologica Digital Print have entered voluntary administration and called a first meeting of creditors for next week. Signex co-owner Doug Pieper is looking to restructure the business and hopes to be out of the administration process before Christmas.

Attendees up almost 50% for 2nd drupa preview day 

“The response to the second drupa preview proved once again that this new digital format is an essential tool for staying in regular contact with the global community,” said Sabine Geldermann, project director print technologie at Messe Düsseldorf. Attendees at the second drupa preview increased by almost 50%. 1,383 exhibitors from 49 countries recorded about 15,500 page impressions.

SA lockdown ends 3 days early after 'deplorable' lie revealed

South Australia came out of its hard lockdown three days early on Saturday night after it was revealed that one of the positive cases at the centre of the Woodville Pizza Bar coronavirus hotspot had misled contact tracers. From midnight Saturday, businesses reopened with restrictions.

Fujifilm collaborates with ZUND America

The partnership gives Fujifilm customers access to Zund’s cutting technologies and provides ‘a comprehensive solution for packaging, marketing materials and signage'

Avery Dennison's next-gen Supreme PPF series

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has introduced three new paint protection films (PPF) in its Supreme PPF series that protect vehicle surfaces from stone chips, road debris, insect stains and weathering, and allow designers to create customised looks.

Business confidence up on revenue jump in November

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Australian businesses reported an increase in their monthly revenue in November compared to 16 per cent in October, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Agfa’s new water-based inkjet printer for interior decoration

The Agfa InterioJet 3300 is a water-based inkjet system for printing on decor paper used in interior decoration, enabling customised designs for laminate floors, furniture and more. The InterioJet is built on the same inkjet platform as Agfa’s Jeti Tauro LED UV press for sign & display applications.

Signage and print industry hit hard by SA lockdown

Most of South Australia’s signage and print industry will be closed during the state’s six-day “circuit breaker” lockdown that began at midnight on Wednesday, according to the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA).

Fuji Xerox - vs - Whittaker, EY & ors: let the judgements begin

The long-running and complex legal saga that is Fuji Xerox and Fuji Xerox Finance vs former employees Neil Whittaker and Devlin Bell, plus accounting form EY and its former partner EA Lang; is entering the beginning of the end. A judgement has already been handed down on an interlocutory application by FXA to have part of Devlin Bell's defence struck out. It was denied.

Crackdown on unfair contracts to protect small businesses

 A new national agreement to strengthen protections for small businesses from unfair contract terms will give courts the power to impose penalties for breaches. Last month, the ACCC began Federal Court action against print company Fuji Xerox Australia over alleged unfair contract terms.