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Now celebrating its 70th year in business – and garnering five ‘Pinnacle’ Awards at Printing United in the USA – Mutoh has completed its ‘Pro’ model line-up of wide format printers with the unveiling of the XpertJet 1682SR Pro in Europe. It’s faster and can use gBL-free inks.
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Digital outdoor media company QMS is rolling out more examples of its ‘first-to-market’ 3DOOH product, featuring new animated advertising campaigns from Nike x JD Sports and betting and entertainment company Neds.
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Sustainability was the key theme when almost 100 delegates attended the first FESPA Australia conference last week in Sydney's Shangri-la Hotel.
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Spandex Asia Pacific's latest version of its product guide includes the introduction of ‘The Big Book - Spandex Products & Materials Catalogue,’ which combines Digital Materials, Signage Materials, Rigid Substrates, and Accessories in one book.
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Kyocera’s sales revenue for the first half to September 30 was up 15.5% but profit increased only slightly due to price increases in raw materials and a one-time cost of 7 billion yen from a US lawsuit.
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AVA, which specialises in software modules used in printed textile, wallcovering, floor covering and engraving industries, has announced a technology partnership with PrintFactory, a global provider of digital print workflow software.
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HP recently gathered its APAC channel sales partners together in Singapore, for the first time since the pandemic and for the official release of the new HP Latex 2700. Also on the agenda was the presenting of awards for outstanding achievement. Local reseller Celmac was there and on the receiving end of a high accolade.
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Ricoh’s Graphic Communications unit sales increased by 25% to ¥108.8 billion, with commercial printing business sales rising as economic activities recovered from Covid-related restrictions. “Despite the impact of material shortages, sales of production printers increased as we worked to secure production volumes,” Ricoh said.
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UPM Communication Papers has collaborated with HP Inc to develop a new generation of digital printing papers specifically designed for high-speed inkjet printing technology, including HP PageWide inkjet presses.
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The Australian Sign & Graphics Association says a two-day Sign & Graphics taster course – free to high school students and teachers - has been scheduled for the 23rd & 24th of November in WA. The first of ASGA’s taster courses was held last month in Brisbane, and TAFE SA will host a similar event in Tonsley, Adelaide this week (9-10 November).
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The City of Sydney announced an external review of new QMS Media street furniture after complaints that advertising screens on footpaths were significantly impacting pedestrian movement.
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Cartel agreements made it possible for freight companies to charge customers more for retail freight forwarding services, said the NZ Commerce Commission. In June, two international freight companies – including Sydney-based Mondiale Freight Services – were fined a total of more than $9 million over 'deceptive' Australia/NZ freight cartels.
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Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the DS Printech China trade shows, has deferred this month’s rescheduled fair in Guangzhou as China continues its zero-Covid policy restrictions.
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French software developer Caldera has announced the release of the latest version of CalderaRIP, its award-winning RIP program for large-format digital printing & cutting. Starting November 2nd, users will be able to upgrade their RIP to Version 16 in order to experience the full range of new features and improvements.
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A new agreement between SAi and Ingram publishing sees accessibility to comprehensive assets library extend beyond Flexi subscribers to now include traditional license users. Access includes over 25,000 vehicle templates for wrappers.
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Just under a year ago, we reported on a falling out between Adobe and Pantone over inclusion of Pantone colour libraries in Adobe's popular applications, resulting in them being dropped by Adobe. Pantone Connect became a subscription service as a result. Now, designer blogs are full of outrage at an alleged doubling of subscription rates - and designers with Adobe subs having their colours changed to black!
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Twelve industry leaders who took part in the first FESPA Australia Future Leaders program have chosen Troy Cavanagh of Melbourne wide format business ImageBox as their spokesperson and the inaugural FESPA Future Leader. Cavanagh wins an expenses-paid trip to FESPA Munich.
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Epson reported strong revenue and profit growth in its second quarter financial results, despite “skyrocketing” materials and logistics costs. Epson’s Q2 revenue of ¥335.2bn was up ¥66.8bn or 25% on the previous year, with ¥23.7bn in profit for the period (up ¥4.7bn).
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A University of Adelaide researcher says improvements in beach safety signage could help prevent the surge in drownings on Australian beaches. Half of overseas-born beachgoers had no understanding of some beach safety terms, according to the study.
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Innovia Films introduced a new generation of polypropylene, high gloss films which are printable by HP Latex and UV Inkjet systems and ideal for curved large graphics, advertising and point of sale.
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The new FUJIFILM 12K Printbar System is a variable data print solution for commercial printing and packaging markets that can be added to existing equipment.
- Wide Format printers shine at ProPrint 50 Awards night
- PRIMA & PMI merger puts Eco-Solvent vs Latex and Toner vs Electroink in spotlight
- Former Hygrade director disqualified for five years
- Lawn bowls in SA, golf in WA (photos): ASGA networking events
- Mimaki to showcase latest 3D solutions at Formnext 2022
- Avery Dennison Q3 sales up 11.8% to $US2.3 billion
- Canon Q3 income up 9.7% to 54 billion yen ($A575m)
- Kellie Northwood named new CEO of PVCA
- Moove partners with Indigenous-owned Printing with Purpose
- Training providers welcome Budget’s $871m for free training
- “Profitability remains challenged”: Xerox releases Q3 results
- Kornit cuts hazardous waste and greenhouse gas emissions
- Canon Colorado 1650 & UVgel ink approved for 3M Warranty
- 300th EFI FabriVU 340 goes in
- “Significant negative impact on pedestrian movement”: Sydney reviews QMS street furniture
- LIA & Visual Connections Print and Media Industry November Social Event
- Action Labels,Vic, a finalist in UK Digital Printer awards
- swissQprint introduces Karibu 2 roll to roll 3.3mtr printer
- HP launches new Latex 2700 wide-format series
- Fujifilm & Barberán develop new inkjet press for sign & display