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Roland to conduct live vehicle wraps at Printing United Expo

US-based Roland DGA will be showcasing its latest technologies at this week’s Printing United Expo in Las Vegas this week, including demos of the company’s newest eco-solvent and UV-LED inkjet printers and live vehicle wraps using a TrueVIS VG3 Series printer/cutter.

Mutoh XpertJet 1641SR printer wins BLI Award

In another win for the company, Mutoh’s XpertJet 1641SR Pro has won a Buyers' Lab (BLI) Pick Award from Keypoint Intelligence for ‘Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54/64in [1371mm-1625mm] Printer.’ 

EFI introduces Fiery Pro vehicle wrap template database

EFI Fiery’s Pro Vehicles Online is an online subscription programme providing precise vehicle templates for wrapping. The new online service offers access to more than 19,500 precise vehicle templates, with a powerful search engine for locating specific vehicle outlines from 1993 to present day. It makes quoting and installing much more efficient.

Serious Fraud Office closes Fuji Xerox NZ investigation

New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has closed its lengthy investigation into Fuji Xerox New Zealand after determining it was 'not in the public interest' to continue an inquiry launched six years ago. In August, the company – now Fujifilm Business Innovation NZ - settled a civil case against former auditor EY and three former executives.

Hexis opens 2022 global photo contest - win an iPhone

Self-adhesive films manufacturer Hexis announced the 3rd edition of its Worldwide Photo Contest, which runs until 31 October 2022. Australian customers won two of the seven categories last year. Prizes this year include an iPhone.

Xerox scales down 3D printing business

Print giant Xerox has confirmed it’s scaling back its Elem Additive 3D business and is now "solely focused on supporting current 3D installations." Elem Additive has begun laying off workers, according to US reports. 

HP and ePac sign record deal for 50 digital presses

HP Inc. and ePac Flexible Packaging, have announced the purchase of 50 new HP Indigo digital presses to be deployed in existing and new sites around the world, as part of ePac's continued global expansion plan. It's the largest deal ever for HP Indigo. Earlier this year ePac's Melbourne Australia operation was officially opened.

Out of Home revenue jumps by 43% in Q3

The Out of Home (OOH) industry announced an increase of 43.7% on net media revenue for the third quarter of 2022, reporting $244.6 million, up from $170.2 million for the same quarter in 2021. Digital accounts for 62.5% of media revenue year-to-date, an increase over the 57.6% for the same period last year.

Vycom rolls out pilot program for plastic recycling

US-based manufacturer of plastic sheet products will be conducting a pilot version of its recycling program at next week’s Printing United trade show, where printed and unprinted rigid PVC and acrylic scraps and trim will be collected for recycling. Vycom will also showcase its Celtec signboard solutions that incorporate user-specified colours and sizes. 

ORAFOL to stage Qld 'Creative Hub' wrap course in October

Queensland is the next state to hold one of Orafol's 'Creative Hub' wrapping courses. This time it targets Auto Restyling Colour Change and is held at the premises of Upgrade Studio, conveniently located about halfway between Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast at Stapylton. Dates are Monday Oct 17 to Tuesday Oct 18 - so act fast to register.

Could USA-style 'Sign MFG Day' work here?

Tomorrow, October 7th (N. America timezones) is Sign MFG Day 2022, featuring over seventy companies who will open their manufacturing facilities to highlight careers in signs, graphics and visual communications. While Australia has its excellent ASGA/AusSIP Sign Careers roadshows, the idea of Sign shops opening their doors to show real production, takes attracting trainees to a whole new level. Would it work here?