3M will invest about $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate the company’s new environmental goals, which include carbon neutrality by 2050 and reducing water use by 25% at its facilities.
Printing ink manufacturer Siegwerk says “already in 2021 we are seeing a combination of several factors which are interlinked with the COVID-19 crisis which has severely impacted the overall raw material supply chain.”
The global inkjet printing market was valued at $US40.79bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $US49.20bn [$A63.47bn], growing at an annual rate of 3.11% over the period 2021 – 2026, according to new research.
March 19th is the day Jet Technologies and Screen will host a 'Digital Innovations' Open House at Jet's Roseberry, Sydney HQ, presenting Screen's latest Truepress Jet L350UV SAI digital label press and other solutions. It's a fully-specc'd working press with CMYK+W and the extra blue and orange inks. Registration for the event is open now.
Outdoor advertiser oOh!media says unprecedented restrictions caused by Covid-19 led to a 34% decline in its revenue to $426.5m for 2020, with an underlying loss of $8m compared to a profit of $52.4m in 2019, and a Net Loss after Tax of $35.7m. "The company experienced a strong recovery in revenue across key formats in the final quarter of 2020 which has continued into 2021.”
Australians are getting back to business according to JCDecaux, with latest national audience mobility data hitting its highest levels since March last year. “As Melbourne came out of its snap lockdown, Out-of-Home advertisers can take comfort that audiences across Australia are bouncing back,” the global outdoor advertiser said.
“After playing a key role in many landmark moments across twenty years of dedicated service, sales and marketing director, Phillip Rennell and Currie Group, have agreed the time is right to part ways,” said a company press release.
With the launch of the new 3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting Series 7300, supplier Spicers and manufacturer 3M are hosting a presentation event followed by a Q&A on Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 14:00pm – 15:00pm (AEDT time).
In collaboration with customer Vision Display, cutting technology manufacturer Summa has opened a new demo room in Singapore as part of an expansion in Asia Pacific markets.
HP Inc. has appointed Marie Myers as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. "Marie’s strategic acuity, operational discipline and purpose-driven leadership will serve us well." Myers had been acting CFO since October 2020 following the resignation of former CFO Steve Fieler after two years in the job.
25 years ago, the finishing touches were being applied to Melbourne's new Southbank Exhibition Centre, readying it for its first major exhibition in May of that year - PakPrint 96, whick took up all 30,000 square metres of what became known as 'Jeff's Shed' after then Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett. In Just 8 months, PacPrint 2021 (with a 'c') will open its doors.
Two teams worked 12-hour shifts at wide format printer Vivad’s Melbourne facility on the weekend to print 4,600 sqm of polyester fabric needed to cover empty seats at the Australian Open, after crowds were kept away during Victoria’s latest Covid lockdown. "We had the team and we had the capability with our Durst Rhotex printing technology."
The ground-breaking new Nozomi printer operates up to 3-4 times faster than the most productive shuttle-based printers, says EFI. “High-volume sign and graphics businesses can achieve a new, higher level of productivity with the first single-pass inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. dedicated to display graphics.”
Durst has joined an EU-funded project to develop software that enables predictive maintenance in print production facilities. "We are calculating appropriate algorithms that make predictions about maintenance requirements."
Textile printing technology manufacturer says its fourth quarter revenue grew 49% year-over-year to $72.3 million. Full-year 2020 revenue was $193.3 million compared to $179.9 million previously, with a net loss for full-year 2020 of $4.8 million.
As DTG continues to blossom, Ricoh has set the studio up and released a new video offering an insight into the core benefits and key features of the Ricoh Ri 2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) Printer.
ASGA has announced the winners in the postponed ASGA/FESPA HP 2020 national signage awards. The winning companies will find out which awards and how many they may have won at the Awards for Excellence dinner in September.
A new joint venture agreement between Visual Connections and the Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) provides certainty for the future of the industry’s flagship events, and cements the two associations’ longstanding partnership which dates back more than 50 years.
Australia will join 18 countries in the initial roll-out of HP’s first-of-its-kind Sustainable Impact Program aimed at helping customers and partners to deal with issues including climate change, social justice and ‘the digital divide’. “A commitment to Sustainable Impact isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good for business,” HP said.
Following on from the recent launch of its new HP Latex 700 and 800 Printer series, the HP team is to host a free online end-user event webinar on Thursday February 18th, 1-2pm (AEDT)/ 3-4pm (NZDT) 2021, to showcase how the technology can help print service providers (PSPs) secure high-value work, and win bigtime!
Industry group Women in Print says Debbie Burgess from Bright Print Group will become its NSW Patron for 2021, replacing Natalie Taylor who stepped down from the role last year. “The search for a replacement was critical to maintaining a strong NSW Breakfast Series and Women in Print program for the year ahead," it said.