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Fuji Xerox confirms rebrand of Asia Pacific business to Fujifilm

Fuji Xerox says its Asia Pacific operations will change to the Fujifilm brand from April 2021, with the Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. corporate name to become Fujifilm Business Innovation Corp. The company says it will provide services and maintenances including managed print services 'in full performance' of current customer agreements.

Mobile robots webinar from Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta and Diverseco are hosting ‘Autonomous mobile robots challenging the way we work’, a live webinar on Thursday that will look at how mobile robots are transforming the warehouse and logistics industry. 

Paul Coniglio joins Trade Print Specialist, PrintX, as General Manager

Well-known print industry identity, Paul Coniglio, has been appointed General Manager of PrintX, the Mt Waverly, Vic. headquartered provider of high-end signage, POS, mesh and soft signage. He will start by re-vamping PrintX's service offering to trade print customers across Australia.

Manufacturing 'surges into expansion' in October: Ai Group

Australian manufacturing output expanded in October and with restrictions in Victoria being lifted there are very good prospects of further strength in the closing months of 2020, according to employers' association the Australian Industry Group (Ai). The food and beverages sector led the way with strong contributions from machinery and equipment manufacturers and growth in textiles, clothing, footwear, paper & printing.

6,600 attend first 3 days of Printing United Digital Experience

In its first three days, more than 6,600 attendees from 4,700 companies in 97 countries logged over 30,000 page views at the Printing United Digital Experience. This week’s line-up includes updates in Graphics/Wide-format for Finishing and Workflow from Agfa, Canon, Epson, Fujifilm, HP and Roland DGA.

Wrap King Nick Caminiti joins The Wrap Experience – Virtual

Australia’s two-time King of the Wrap World Nick Caminiti of Exotic Grafix in Melbourne will join wrap experts from around the world in this month’s ‘The Wrap Experience – Virtual’ presented by the US-based International Sign Association (ISA). The online experience is FREE for attendees from across the globe, with networking, education and demonstrations.

The Great Kiwi Sign Survey from NZSDA

The New Zealand Sign & Display Association (NZSDA) has joined with sponsor Computaleta to launch a survey of the NZ signage industry. Participants can win an EKEN 4K HDR camera or a blue tooth speaker.

Welcome back Victoria! (and Melbourne Cup tips) - updated

All Australian and New Zealanders have done it tough these past few months but none more than the state of Victoria. It's great to see their economy re-booting again. To every sign shop and sign industry supplier and printers in general, all the best for a rapid recovery. Good luck on the Cup too!

Horizon and Screen to develop AI end-to-end solution 

Screen and finishing manufacturer Horizon have agreed to collaborate on the development of a solution that utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance Horizon’s ‘Smart Factory.’ The two companies aim to release the service in January 2022.

‘Very positive’: 1,400 exhibitors at drupa preview

The digital platform drupa preview opened on October 27 with over 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries presenting latest products and taking part in panel discussions, live web sessions and video keynote speeches. The digital format provided a preview of the next live drupa event scheduled for April 20-28 in Düsseldorf.

MUTOH creates new generation VerteLith RIP based on Harlequin technology

Global Graphics Software has licensed the Harlequin Host Renderer to MUTOH, the Japanese manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and sign cutting plotters, in a contract spread over multiple years. The agreement includes licensing Global Graphics’ new Opal Advanced Inkjet Screens to provide high-quality half-tone screening specially developed for inkjet printing.

Wide format growth markets at Printing United Digital

The three-week free online Printing United Digital Experience kicked off this week with a look at the latest in graphics and wide format technology from manufacturers including HP, Agfa, Canon, Durst, Epson, Fujifilm and Roland DG. Tim Greene of industry researcher IDC presented a session about wide format growth markets which is now available to watch.

Caldera releases version 14 of its famed RIP-workflow

RIP specialist Caldera , available from several Australian resellers including Pozitive and Kissel + Wolf, has announced that Caldera Version 14 will be launched in October, bringing a range of new features and enhancements to its award-winning print management and workflow software. The benefits to users will include increased production capacity, decreased downtime, significant time savings, enhanced automation and even better print quality.

Hexis introduces THE200EVO printable PVC film

French manufacturer Hexis Group has launched THE200EVO, a premium printable polymeric PVC film with the company’s patented TAKE HEAT EASY technology that’s ideal for large format surfaces. Hexis also introduced the V850B laminate with a thickness of 50 μm.