Spicers Australia says “massive” price increases on the hiring and shipping of containers has forced the company to raise prices by 3% on all its products in the Commercial Print, Digital, Narrow Web & Industrial Packaging markets, and by about 8% for Rigid products in its Sign & Display business.
oOh!media has digitised three more strategic large format assets across Australia, boosting its national presence on the Gold Coast, regional Victoria and Adelaide as part of its ongoing capital investment program.
A subsidiary of Fujifilm, Fujifilm DioSynth, will employ over 300 workers making Novavax in its plant at Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees in England’s North. Commencing February, over 60 million doses will be made there.
Global digital sign company Coates Group, which began as a small sign business in Sydney in the late 1950s, will provide external signage for Ampol Australia’s nationwide rebrand that's being rolled out across 1,900 Australian locations.
When is a contractor deemed an employee? The Australian Sign & Graphics Association's second edition of its webinar and live Q&A session titled, 'Sub Contractors - Know Your Risks Part II,' begins on Thursday, February 4 at 11.30am (AEDT).
Global outdoor advertising leader JCDecaux said its 2020 full year revenue decreased by 40.6% to €2,311.8 million, compared to €3,890.2 million in the previous year. "We believe we are well positioned to benefit from the rebound," the Paris-based company said.
Xerox has added to its software portfolio with the acquisition of CareAR, an augmented reality support platform company that provides real-time access to expertise for customers, employees and field workers.
The Australian Small Business Ombudsman says it is essential for small business owners to secure their assets and business loans, with economists predicting a steep rise in insolvencies this year.
With face-to-face training remaining on hold for now, Roland DG Australia will once again run online training courses for customers beginning this month and running through to May. Places are limited to eight people per class.
Leading trans-Tasman graphic arts distributor, the 100% locally-owned Currie Group, is taking on the EFI Display Graphics range from early 2021. Paul Whitehead, well-known for his roles with Oce and Canon, is returning to Australia as Business Unit Manager, Wide Format with Currie Group.
The fall-out from the strategy behind Ovato’s making over 300 people redundant and forcing them onto FEG is escalating. The ire is not against the redundancies themselves, but the way in which Ovato went about luring staff into accepting reduced pay and entitlements and then switching to liquidating the four subsidiary companies, leaving them with virtually no assets.
Months after being hit with a wind-up application by major creditor the ATO, Adelaide sign business Swift Signs has decided the company will be wound up voluntarily.
US print giant Xerox reported full-year revenue of $US7 billion for 2020, a 22.5% fall from 2019’s revenue of $US9.1 billion. “Though the impact of the pandemic continues in 2021, we expect to return to growth this year,” said CEO John Visentin. The company also unveiled plans to create separate Software, Financing and Innovation businesses, and will launch a $US250m corporate venture capital fund.
Global standards developer and certifying body Idealliance has released the new PrintWide profile to support global print alignment across all print technologies and workflows. “The new PrintWide colour profile has two primary functions: as a universal translation space AND a saturation booster for high fidelity printing while still preserving G7 alignment.”
Orafol has introduced a new Application Gel that outperforms water several times over when applying wrap or paint protection films. It provides superior and long-term slip behaviour and when dry, leaves no residue.
EFI's first virtual users' conference EFI Engage (Jan. 25-Feb. 5) has introduced advanced MIS/ERP workflow software, EFI Fiery management interface and automation solutions, and "super-high-speed" and high-volume display graphics printers.
When reporting Sign industry winding-ups, it is often a tale of slow decline, bad debts and/or bad management. Not so with Coburg, Melbourne sign shop Vogue Signs: the application for winding up stems from a family dispute going back years and the plaintiff, a lawyer, is seeking to recoup legal fees incurred while he was in bankruptcy.
Majority Aboriginal-owned company Sista Girl Sign & Print, a joint venture partner with one of WA’s largest signage businesses, Jason Signmakers, has been appointed a Certified Supplier for Supply Nation, the provider of the largest national directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
Entries into the 38th National Print Awards and state Printing Industry Creativity Awards will open on Monday, February 1st. PVCA members receive their first entry free.
The insolvency administrator of Brookvale, NSW Roller Poster Pty Ltd, who made news in 2016 when they went bust while printing the Labor Party's election posters, has pleaded guilty to dishonesty and fraud at Downing Central Court. Amanda Young was employed as a partner with Jirsch Sutherland, who sacked her upon discovery of the misappropriation of around $240,000 from four liquidations. She has been barred from acting as a liquidator and will face sentencing next month.