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Sun Chemical and parent company DIC Corporation have received validation for their gas emissions targets from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) - a group accused of providing a ‘platform for greenwashing.’
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"So far so good... faster printing speed than our previous HP360, with superior print quality. Very impressed with the vibrant colours." Perth’s Poolegrave Signs & Engraving has become one of the first customers in Australia to own the new Roland DG AP-640 resin printer.
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HP Inc. and subsidiaries reported fiscal 2023 first quarter revenue of $13.8 billion, down 18.8% from the prior-year period. Printing revenue was down 4.5% to $4.6 billion but Commercial Printing revenue was up by 2%. Industrial graphics and 3D were impacted by ‘macro headwinds,’ HP said.
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Seiko Epson Corporation has launched a three-year partnership with global conservation organisation the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that will focus on forest restoration and conservation around the world. "The world is facing an environmental catastrophe and it is essential we act now,” said Epson global president Yasunori Ogawa.
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MUTOH has released its 'Embossed Print Environment' pre-sets for the VerteLith Rip with Xpert Jet XPJ-461UF & XPJ-661UF bench top printers. This enables easy set up for embossed printing, creating sensational tactile and visual effects on a wide variety of products.
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A Sign Industry Education Round Table presented by ASGA will kick off the seminar program at Visual Impact Sydney in May 2023. Organiser Visual Connections has released details of seven seminars scheduled for the trade show, with more yet to be announced.
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Subway’s Grand Prix winning campaign – printed by JCDecaux Australia’s wide format business GSP - was chosen from 22 winners of the quarterly Creative Collection competition, which has been run by the OMA since 2013. In total, 125 campaigns were submitted for judging in 2022. Q4-winning printers included Grandprint (2), Print Effect and GSP. (photos)
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The partnership combines Ball & Doggett's range of services, printable materials and wide format printing equipment with Signarama's industry-leading design, manufacturing and signage installation expertise.
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Canon introduced the new ProStream 3000 series - the next generation of its high-speed, web-fed inkjet presses for commercial print - at the Hunkeler Innovationdays trade show in Switzerland. The company has also announced new software to enhance the performance of its popular varioPRINT iX-series sheetfed inkjet press.
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Colour management software specialist Color-Logic has announced certification of the Mimaki JFX600-2513 flatbed UV-LED printer, the fastest model in the Mimaki JFX series.
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The Australian Out of Home (OOH) industry is projecting a strong annual growth rate of nine per cent over the four-year period to 2026. “The forecast adds to PwC’s conservative projections with the industry’s knowledge of its continued investment in inventory, the launch of the new measurement platform MOVE 2.0, and the growth of programmatic buying,” said the OMA.
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After a successful Pacprint in 2022, CMYKhub will showcase its online subscription, graphic design & prepress platform Design Desk at Visual Impact Expo at the Sydney Showground in May.
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A ‘highly creative design concept’ by Sydney signage & engineering company, Marc Martello's Comcut Group and artist Callum Morton has won the Bounce LED Power to Illuminate competition, ahead of nine other finalists (photos). First prize is a free trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2023 ISA Expo. The judging panel included former ASGA president Michael Blazek.
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Five Special Forums to be featured at drupa 2024 - including drupa cube, drupa next age (dna) as well as touchpoints packaging, textile and sustainability - will all address global mega trends, future technologies with growth potential and best practices covering a comprehensive range of topics, said organiser Messe Düsseldorf.
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UK-based Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has expanded its support program for popular Konica Minolta KM1024i & KM1800i printheads that are used in a range of applications including signage and labels.
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The global automotive films market is expected to grow by 4.5% a year from $US7.4 billion in 2022 to $US9.7 billion by 2028, according to new research from ReportLinker. Global market leaders including Orafol, Hexis, Avery Dennison and 3M are focused on "providing innovative products in response to an ever-increasing demand."
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It's a silver anniversary for Speedy Signs in New Zealand, with franchisees celebrating in difficult circumstances due to Cyclone Gabrielle in the country's North Island, making a physical all-franchise gathering impossible. A donation has been made for disaster relief in the Hawke's Bay region.
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SIGN CHINA 2023 will be held in Shanghai this September, with over 2000 sign manufacturers participating. LED China will be co-staged with Sign China and over 80,000 visitors are expected as international travel resumes.
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United Franchise Group has created Starpoint Brands, a division made up of the parent company’s business-to-consumer brands. Australian Evan Foster continues as Global Director, which includes brands: Fully Promoted, Graze Craze, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange, Office Evolution, Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors and Venture X.
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Australia’s biggest printer IVE Group reported revenue for the six months to 31 December 2022 of $502.8 million, up 31.4% from $382.6m pcp. Net profit after tax was up 16.5% to $24.3 million. IVE has also announced a new wind power purchasing deal with global renewables company Iberdrola.
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According to the company, swissQprint is the only manufacturer of large format UV printers to have the energy efficiency of its current range re-certified. All models again scored excellently, so users can continue expecting proven low power consumption.
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