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Kellie Northwood named new CEO of PVCA

The Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) confirmed the appointment of Kellie Northwood as its chief executive officer following the recent merger with The Real Media Collective. Northwood is the first woman to lead the peak printing industry association in its 133-year history.

Training providers welcome Budget’s $871m for free training

“The budget has made a number of significant skills training commitments and the focus now turns to ensuring that these put students are at the heart of the skills training sector,” said the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the skills training, higher education, and international education sectors.

Kornit cuts hazardous waste and greenhouse gas emissions

Digital textile printer manufacturer Kornit Digital has released its second Impact Report that outlines the company’s aim to “transform the world of fashion and textiles into one that is more sustainable.”  Kornit recorded a 39% reduction in hazardous waste in 2021 and a 57% reduction in non-hazardous waste. 

Canon Colorado 1650 & UVgel ink approved for 3M Warranty 

3M has approved Canon’s Colorado 1650 and its UVgel 460 ink for the 3M MCS Warranty program, which covers applications including sign & display and vehicle wraps. “UVgel is a breakthrough technology that is transforming the way wide format graphics and other applications are being produced," said Canon. 

300th EFI FabriVU 340 goes in

EFI celebrated a milestone at last week's Printing United show in Las Vegas, announcing the 300th installation of a VUTEk® FabriVU® 340+ soft signage printer, to be used to meet surging demand for dye-sublimation soft signage graphics by Orbus, a leading North American Las Vegas printer. This marks the fourth FabriVU 340 purchased by Orbus.

swissQprint introduces Karibu 2 roll to roll 3.3mtr printer

swissQprint said the second generation of its Karibu roll to roll printer, launched last week at the Printing United trade show, includes the latest print head technology for UV inks. Represented by Pozitive in Australia-New Zealand.

Fujifilm & Barberán develop new inkjet press for sign & display

Hot on the heels of losing Inca Digital to Agfa, Fujifilm has signed a partnership deal with Spanish industrial large format industrial print manufacturer Barberán to develop a new single pass inkjet press capable of printing at remarkable speeds of up to 6,000 square metres per hour. The release date has been set for late 2023. Barberán installed one of its Jetmasters, at Abbe Corrugated, Melbourne, in 2016.

Australia’s largest example of Indigenous art on Sydney Woolies building

The striking, large-scale artwork which pays homage to traditional Indigenous navigation and land management practices is wrapped around scaffolding on the façade of the Woolworths building, in one of Sydney’s busiest intersections. It is the largest piece of Indigenous art to be displayed in this way in Australia.

Sydney’s Body of Work wins wide format awards at Printing United

Body of Work - a division of North Sydney design & print agency Armstrong - has won two wide format awards at this week’s Printing United Expo in Las Vegas for its "breathtaking" 3D wall mural project titled Explosive – printed on a Roland DG IU-1000F flatbed UV printer.

CDM Print into administration and assets up for sale

Sydney-based digital print business CDM Print is being wound up after 35 years and administrators Wexted Advisory are preparing a sale of assets. CDM (Corporate Document Management) was founded by notable industry stalwart and former GASAA President Mike 'Jonesy' Jones and is a major Fuji Xerox customer. Confusion surrounds the trading status of the company as there was 'plenty of work.'

MUTOH releases VerteLith 5.0 update

The latest version of MUTOH’s VerteLith 5.0 genuine RIP software includes new colour accuracy features such as colour replacement and spot colour fine-tuning, as well as intelligent nesting.

Global large format printer market to reach USD$13.7bn by 2030

Global large format printer market to reach USD$13.7bn by 2030. Growth in the popularity of dye-sublimation printing, a rise in the adoption of UV-curable inkjet printers, and an increase in use of large format printers in textile and advertising industries are driving the growth of the global large format printer market, according to new research.