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Memjet returns home with new manufacturing factory in Sydney

Memjet's spiritual home is Sydney, Australia where Kia Silverbrook and his team developed the first MEMS printhead technology from the late 1990s to early 2000s, amassing thousands of patents along the way. Silverbrook Research was later acquired by American interests, along with all the patents. The good news is that some of the manufacturing is coming back to Australia.

30 years of ACM: celebrated by 3A Composites

3A Composites is celebrating 30 Years of Aluminium Composite Sheet Materials (ACM) - which it invented with DIBOND. 3A Composites Display recently announced the celebration of 30 years of DIBOND®.

CV Media & Signage Christmas decoration competition video

The team at CV Media & Signage has been spreading Christmas cheer throughout its head office and signage factory at national headquarters in Hendra, Brisbane, as part of its annual Christmas decorating competition. CV has released a video of an office walkthrough.

UK supplier steps up for Ukrainian customer

UK UV specialist GEW has come to the aid of a commercial printing works in Ukraine with the donation of a complete 40″ UV & LED curing system for the company’s Komori L640+C sheetfed offset press, without charge. Video.

'Evolving landscape': 3M to quit PFAS manufacturing

Manufacturer 3M will exit the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing market and discontinue its use of PFAS chemicals across its product portfolio by the end of 2025. The company's current annual sales of manufactured PFAS is about $1.3 billion.

Kyocera expands with new manufacturing plant in Nagasaki 

Kyocera Corporation plans to build a manufacturing plant on 37 acres of land in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture, to expand its production capacity. The company did not say which products will be made at the new facility.

“Are you ready for what 2023 has to offer?”: Ricoh

'It has proven to be another 12 months of unrelenting political and economic upheaval that presented numerous challenges for Print Service Providers and many will remain key influencers in 2023, says Eef de Ridder, VP Graphic Communications, Ricoh Europe, in a blog titled ‘Are you ready for what 2023 has to offer?’ 

Hexis photo comp shows there is no end to wrap possibilities!

The annual Hexis photo competition did not produce any ANZ winners, despite a reported twenty entries, but it did show the depth of imagination and creativity across our industry - including a fantastic wrap of, would you believe, a CAT scanner used in Radiological imaging.

Call to turn off digital billboards at night to save energy: UK campaign

“We are petitioning the UK government to follow the example of Germany, Austria, France and Spain and mandate that digital ad screens are switched off at night to save energy,” says UK lobby group Adfree Cities. Traditional paper billboards are a more sustainable alternative, it says.

LUMOS caps record year for OMA membership

The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) welcomed digital out of home advertising platform LUMOS as its 49th member and its 12th new member for 2022 - the biggest annual growth for the association since inception in 1939.

Science of OOH at WOO MENA Forum

JCDecaux chief data officer François-Xavier Pierrel will deliver the keynote address on ‘the burgeoning role of data in OOH’ at the World Out of Organization (WOO) in-person MENA [Middle East and North Africa] Forum in Dubai from February 15-17, 2023. 

Gas caps Law just a beginning says AiG

The capping of prices for Australia's gas became Law today. Its significance can not be overstated. If energy supply runs out by being sold to the highest bidder, Australian business grinds to a halt, or becomes unviable. Households too suffer at every level. Energy and electricity created modern economies and the restriction of it can equally bring them down. That a resource-rich country like Australia can be faced with such an energy crisis beggars belief - but past policy mistakes are another story. The AiG reckons the new price-capping Law is just a first step on the ladder.

Visual Connections - an end of year message

In a thoughtful and inspirational Christmas and New Year Message, trade association Visual Connections CEO Peter Harper says that there is 'much cause for optimism' as we approach 2023. As always there will be challenges but the industry is in much better shape than it has been these past three years.

NZSDA and Print NZ to work closer together with common goals

The New Zealand Sign & Display Association has announced a policy of closer co-operation with PrintNZ, particularly with accessing PrintNZ's legal, HR and governance expertise. The differences between commercial print and signage, are acknowledged but, as technology brings the two closer, so too the Associations need to be in synch to better serve their memberships.

Opal Australian Paper flags 'stand downs' at Maryvale Mill

Opal Australian Paper says it’s continuing to seek alternative wood supplies following a court-ordered suspension of timber harvesting in Victoria, but it’s warned that white paper production at its Maryvale mill is expected to be “impacted’ around 23 December and temporary stand downs of workers could begin in January.

Outdoor advertising on solar panels?

An Italian company has developed new technology that it says creates a fully recyclable graphic cover for solar panels that can be customized to create advertising billboards. 

Durst P5 TEX iSUB wins ECO PASSPORT from OEKO TEX

Durst, a manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, has received a new ink certification that completes 'the sustainable package' of its P5 TEX iSUB printer: the P5 Sublifix sublimation inks now have the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX.

Xaar opens new inkjet printing lab in China

UK-based inkjet printing technology company Xaar has opened a state-of-the-art inkjet printing laboratory in Shenzhen, China, comprising the latest printhead test equipment and print process experimentation platforms.