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Color-Logic, a leader in metallic colours systems and print embellishment, says its entire suite of products is now fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2023.
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Most Sign & Display printers are aware of the 'lateral' markets available to them, thanks to many having screen or pad printing backgrounds. Tee-shirts, baseball caps and coffee mugs are the most visible opportunity, branded using either DTG, heat transfer or dye-sub. The same applies for flags, bunting and banners, all of which can be produced in short runs, on-demand. The Australian Promotional Products Association is gearing up for a blockbuster 2023, with 5 Roadshows and 2 trade shows.
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Colour Management specialist Colour Graphic Services (David Crowther: 'The Colour Doctor') has extended its special offer for an on-site colour health check and one profile, until March 31st. This offer, costing just $695 inc. gst, is available across Australia, with non-NSW and regional centres dependent on grouping David Crowther's regular interstate travels to perform G7 and ISO colour standardisation at commercial printers.
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Fine Art, Photo and Exhibition media does not come much better than Moab, the Utah, USA desert city that is dedicated to the Fine Art and Photography sector. From early 2023, Total Image Supplies is the go-to place for Moab media products.
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Mimaki's full-colour 3D printing technology is really coming of age. To celebrate 50 years of the UK soap opera Emmerdale, the producers wanted a TV trailer featuring actual cast members during a wild storm in the village. Enter Mimaki and 3D scanning boffins Europac3D, with help from UK Mimaki distributor Hybrid Systems and their 3DUJ-553 full colour tech. As Mimaki says: "Every signmaker should look into 3D printed signnage & display."
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Memjet's spiritual home is Sydney, Australia where Kia Silverbrook and his team developed the first MEMS printhead technology from the late 1990s to early 2000s, amassing thousands of patents along the way. Silverbrook Research was later acquired by American interests, along with all the patents. The good news is that some of the manufacturing is coming back to Australia.
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3A Composites is celebrating 30 Years of Aluminium Composite Sheet Materials (ACM) - which it invented with DIBOND. 3A Composites Display recently announced the celebration of 30 years of DIBOND®.
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The team at CV Media & Signage has been spreading Christmas cheer throughout its head office and signage factory at national headquarters in Hendra, Brisbane, as part of its annual Christmas decorating competition. CV has released a video of an office walkthrough.
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UK UV specialist GEW has come to the aid of a commercial printing works in Ukraine with the donation of a complete 40″ UV & LED curing system for the company’s Komori L640+C sheetfed offset press, without charge. Video.
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Manufacturer 3M will exit the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing market and discontinue its use of PFAS chemicals across its product portfolio by the end of 2025. The company's current annual sales of manufactured PFAS is about $1.3 billion.
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Kyocera Corporation plans to build a manufacturing plant on 37 acres of land in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture, to expand its production capacity. The company did not say which products will be made at the new facility.
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'It has proven to be another 12 months of unrelenting political and economic upheaval that presented numerous challenges for Print Service Providers and many will remain key influencers in 2023, says Eef de Ridder, VP Graphic Communications, Ricoh Europe, in a blog titled ‘Are you ready for what 2023 has to offer?’
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The annual Hexis photo competition did not produce any ANZ winners, despite a reported twenty entries, but it did show the depth of imagination and creativity across our industry - including a fantastic wrap of, would you believe, a CAT scanner used in Radiological imaging.
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“We are petitioning the UK government to follow the example of Germany, Austria, France and Spain and mandate that digital ad screens are switched off at night to save energy,” says UK lobby group Adfree Cities. Traditional paper billboards are a more sustainable alternative, it says.
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Canon has stepped up its cyber security strategy by introducing the new global Canon PSIRT (Product Security Incident Response Team) site for reporting product vulnerabilities in Canon’s consumer and B2B products.
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The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) welcomed digital out of home advertising platform LUMOS as its 49th member and its 12th new member for 2022 - the biggest annual growth for the association since inception in 1939.
Ballarat's Revolution Print partners with Ball & Doggett, Konica Minolta on Flood Fundraiser calendar
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Digital printer Revolution Print has joined with Ball & Doggett and Konica Minolta Australia to launch a Flood Fundraiser 2023 calendar to support front-line community groups helping victims of the devastating recent floods across Echuca and Rochester in northern Victoria. Ball & Doggett donated 250gsm (cover) and 170gsm satin (internal) paper, and Konica Minolta supplied the ink.
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JCDecaux chief data officer François-Xavier Pierrel will deliver the keynote address on ‘the burgeoning role of data in OOH’ at the World Out of Organization (WOO) in-person MENA [Middle East and North Africa] Forum in Dubai from February 15-17, 2023.
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The capping of prices for Australia's gas became Law today. Its significance can not be overstated. If energy supply runs out by being sold to the highest bidder, Australian business grinds to a halt, or becomes unviable. Households too suffer at every level. Energy and electricity created modern economies and the restriction of it can equally bring them down. That a resource-rich country like Australia can be faced with such an energy crisis beggars belief - but past policy mistakes are another story. The AiG reckons the new price-capping Law is just a first step on the ladder.
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In a thoughtful and inspirational Christmas and New Year Message, trade association Visual Connections CEO Peter Harper says that there is 'much cause for optimism' as we approach 2023. As always there will be challenges but the industry is in much better shape than it has been these past three years.
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The New Zealand Sign & Display Association has announced a policy of closer co-operation with PrintNZ, particularly with accessing PrintNZ's legal, HR and governance expertise. The differences between commercial print and signage, are acknowledged but, as technology brings the two closer, so too the Associations need to be in synch to better serve their memberships.
- Opal Australian Paper flags 'stand downs' at Maryvale Mill
- Outdoor advertising on solar panels?
- Durst P5 TEX iSUB wins ECO PASSPORT from OEKO TEX
- Xaar opens new inkjet printing lab in China
- Mimaki 3D printer attracts engineers & art students to university
- Small business insolvency laws need overhaul: ASBFEO
- Neschen easy dot PET film now available in new widths
- oOh!media renews multi-year contract with VicTrack
- ACCC eyes profit surge for container companies during supply chain disruptions
- Kyocera UK launches carbon neutral printing
- Conect moves into new owner Ball & Doggett’s Sydney HQ
- AFI Branding completes move into IVE’s Braeside facility
- Onyx RIP certifies for HP Latex 2700
- WOOH creates Global Sustainability Task Force
- AiG says Energy Deal 'far from perfect' but likely to help business
- SCREEN launches new branding of digital inkjet press portfolio
- Energy prices: AiG says failure to act is not an option
- Contra Vision introduces free print profiles for HP Latex
- ‘Good-time buzz’ at ASGA’s SA lawn bowls event
- Kwik Kopy wins awards for its brand development