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Fourth and final drupa preview before virtual.drupa in April

The digital platform drupa preview will present a conference programme showcasing the printing industry’s hot topics one more time (23 February, 2021) before making way for the inaugural virtual.drupa in April 2021. Industry players including Bobst, Heidelberg and Konica Minolta are taking part in the preview event, confirming their commitment to the virtual drupa show.

Total Image Supplies moves into larger premises and looks ahead

Emerging national supplier of Large Format Print consumable and hardware Total Image Supplies moves to bigger premises to keep up with stock and inventory demands from customers. There will be more staff appointments in the near future. It goes to show, despite Covid - there is opportunity for growth.

Onyx goes for subscription software model with ONYX Go

Onyx Graphics Inc, has launched a new way to experience the wide format industry's leading ONYX software; a subscription-based service named ONYX Go, available in both 'Lite' and 'Plus' versions. Both subscription and purchased versions will continue to be available through Onyx dealers and OEMs and Go is available now.

Drytac introduces Polar Choice monomeric PVC films

The new Polar Choice range is ideal for signage and general advertising applications such as windows, POP displays, labels and decals, and can be printed using latex, UV or eco-solvent technology.

Epson's new Open Innovation Centre Lab will explore the 'new normal'

Technology companies are exploring ways to find new relevance in the post-Covid world, probing possibilities that address changed working patterns, travel and networks. Epson has established its new Open Innovation Centre research laboratory at its AiCT ICT offices, in which the company will work with partners to help find solutions to societal issues.

Jobs starting to re-emerge as industry recovers

It's stuttering re-start but jobs in the signage, print and display industry seem to be returning. After months of lockdowns, border closures and high street business closures, we are seeing demand spark up again. Let's hope it keeps up.

CPH really knows its Sheet! (aluminium composite, that is)

Aluminium composite panels used for signage and facade work are the mainstay of retail and other chain fit-outs. CPH Group, who market Probond Ultra and other sheet products, have come up with a clever tagline 'we really know our sheet!' It's true, CPH employ trade-experienced sign people above sales hustlers, so they know the inside-out of the rigid sign panel side of things.

Anti-Trump ads featured in OMA’s 'Best of Outdoor' 

The Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) monthly selection of the best of Out of Home campaigns has been expanded for January to include a Donald Trump-inspired UK campaign and a tribute to New York transport workers who lost their lives during Covid-19.

Manufacturing recovers but ‘weakness’ in paper & printing: Ai Group

Ai Group’s Australian Manufacturing Index (PMI) increased by 3.2 points to 55.3 over the summer holiday period, with manufacturing businesses reporting stronger recovery over the normally quiet holiday season. But textiles, clothing, footwear, paper and printing businesses reported further declines, Ai said.

Fuji Xerox re-introduces its Vybrant UF10 Flatbed printer

Fuji Xerox Australia - soon to be renamed Fujifilm Business Innovation Corp - has turned to its YouTube channel to reintroduce the Fujifilm Vybrant UF10 Flatbed printer that was launched last year just before Covid-19 shut down business activity around the world.

Hexis Pure Zone anti-microbial film certified against Coronavirus

The pioneer of anti-microbial films, Hexis, has achieved a one-hour contact 76% reduction of Coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2* (Covid) on surfaces coated with the product. This has been certified independently by the French testing laboratory UB'L3 in Bordeaux.

David Currie steps down as executive chairman at Currie Group

Leading graphics arts distributor Currie Group has announced ‘a strategic leadership transition,’ with executive chairman David Currie stepping down from his executive role in the business after 51 years. He will remain as chairman of the Group; the new Currie Group CEO, effective immediately, is Rob Mesaros.

Summa releases S One vinyl roll cutter series 

The S One roll cutter is the next step in Summa’s mid-level cutting machines and replaces the SummaCut Series. The S One is ‘more powerful and ready to enhance cutting workflow by obtaining unrivalled quality,’ Summa said.