The 37th annual National Print Awards will be a virtual event on July 17th in the same format as the state PICAs that were awarded live on the Print and Visual Communication Association's (PVCA) Facebook page. See the complete list of PICA winners.
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."
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! (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 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.
Roland DG Corporation has introduced the latest version of its VersaWorks 6 RIP software for inkjet printers and initiated a free upgrade service for customers using compatible models.
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.
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.
The winners of New Zealand’s premier printing industry awards will be announced in an online presentation event on Thursday 25th June at 4.30pm (2.30pm AEST).
EFI says Schinlever will assume leadership of its market-leading industrial inkjet portfolio across display graphics, textiles, packaging and building materials. "It feels great to be back," he said.
Business email compromise scams caused the highest losses across all scam types in 2019, costing businesses $132 million according to the ACCC’s Targeting Scams report.
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.
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.
Australian signmaking software company ISGI is offering a free 30-day trial version of its popular SignTools 4 add-on for CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator.
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.
Samba backlit fabric from Berger in Germany is “one of the best in the business for backlit,” according to local supplier Ricky Richards. A 25% discount on be.tex Samba FR is available now by visiting the Ricky stand at the inaugural Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade Show.
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.
Roland DG Corporation has introduced its newly developed Green TR2 ink for its TrueVIS VG2 Series 64” and 54” wide format inkjet printer cutters. The new TR2 ink in Green is also available with the recently-released TrueVIS VF2-640 Printer.
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.
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.
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.