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HP and 3M collaborate on signage templates for reopening 

HP Inc. and 3M have announced a new collaboration to share large format graphics for commercial signage applications through a free online library "to support social distancing and help protect workers and the public as businesses reopen amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic."

I Survived, Now What? Rebuild Together webinar video

The Real Media Collective has released the video of this week's final edition of its Rebuild Together webinar series, which features an impressive line-up of speakers - including Tim Michaelides from Complete Colour, Aaron Lusch from Playtpus Print Packaging, Ian Smith from Advance Press and Rodney Frost from The Lamson Group – in a broad, hour-long discussion facilitated by TRMC CEO Kellie Northwood. Lusch said Platypus was “navigating through it” but concerns remained about border closures and the possibility of a second wave.

Shop! Best of POP marketing webinar 

Shop! (formerly POPAI) will look at the best of global point-of-purchase retail marketing in the past 10 years as well as current trends in a webinar next month titled ‘Best of POP and Retail Marketing Activations 2010-2020.’  Meanwhile, six Australian retail marketing campaigns have won top awards at the annual Shop! Global Awards event.

Logick prevails at NZ Pride in Print awards

Logick Print & Graphics has won the Supreme Award at New Zealand’s premier printing industry awards event for its BeeNZ’s Manuka honey packaging. It’s the third time in eight years the small Auckland company has taken home the top honour. Admark Visual Imaging won the Sign & Display gold medal for its van wrap for a craft beer company.

Konica Minolta backs Breast Cancer Network campaign

Konica Minolta has thrown its financial support behind Breast Cancer Network Australia’s 55 Hours of Giving campaign and will match public donations over a 55-hour period to double the impact of the campaign, which runs until Friday afternoon. 

PVCA PICA awards live on Facebook this Friday

The Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) – presented by the Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) and sponsored by Media Super – will be streamed live on PVCA's Facebook page from 8pm AEST on Friday, 26th June.

ASGA updates advice on ACM Signage Flammability legislation

ASGA Risk & Compliance consultant Glenn Hain has issued an update on new legislation regarding ACM flammability issues and signage – “a brief summary of where I believe we are at with this,” Hain said.  The document is a follow up to meetings of ASGA members held around the country last year, and comes after Hain’s recent discussions with the Australian Building Codes Board and the Australian Standards Board.

Global large format printer shipments down 32% in Q1 2020

The new Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) highlights the impact of COVID-19 on Large Format Printer and Industrial Print Markets, showing global industrial printer and large format printer shipments declined sharply in Q1 2020, with the Asia-Pacific region the worst hit. But as markets recover, IDC forecasts improved supply chains and new signage and graphics applications.

Transform your signage business with Eurotech

Signmaker supplier Eurotech Australia is offering special deals, free delivery Australia-wide and free downloads of its '3 Killer Action Items That Will Transform Your Signage Business' guide - all from its stand at the Visual Connections Virtual Trade Show.

Prytec Solutions highlights fibre laser cutter at Virtual Expo 

Prytec Solutions has unveiled its stand at the Print, Sign, Display and Graphics Virtual Trade Show - with its centrepiece PLS-51515 1kW Advanced Fibre Laser System - bringing the total number of exhibitors at the inaugural Visual Connections Virtual show to 24. More than 6,000 people have so far visited the show website.

Canon helps Covid social distancing with free poster templates

Canon Australia is keen to help encourage safe habits and policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, it has made available a selection of poster templates, clipart, and word art of helpful phrases. The content can be printed via Canon’s free PosterArtist Lite and higher-level paid PosterArtist PC software that enables easy printing of high-quality posters.

Domino enters flatbed inkjet digital corrugated market

UK-based, Japanese-owned inkjet encoding, marking and label press developer Domino Printing Sciences has announced a new direction, addressing the global USD$223 billion corrugated box market with its new X630i, aqueous inkjet flatbed printer, with which it aims to change plain 'brown boxes' to bright colour printed  showpieces.

HP Awards set for February 2021 conference in Sydney

ASGA and FESPA Australia have announced the 2020 HP Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner Presentation, which was to have been held during the Visual Impact Trade Show, will now be held on Friday 12 February 2021 at a Sydney CBD venue.