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HP buys NUR Macroprinters

HP said the deal will expand its graphic arts portfolio of digital presses and wide-format printers.

HP gears up for FESPA Digital '08

HP has announced plans for FESPA Digital ’08, which include stand space commitment, key product announcements, and its continued position as corporate sponsor of the exhibition and of the Digital Print Awards.

GASAA online Employment and Business Confidence Survey

The Graphic Arts Service Association of Australia (GASAA) is inviting you to participate in its National industry wide Employment and Business Confidence Survey. The survey is open to all industry firms and wide participation is encouraged to improve the sample.

Largest ever outdoor ad at Dubai airport

The advertisement has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest ‘banner’ in the world. Ad-Air estimates that some 15 million people will see the advertisement every year. While Ad-Air does not disclose the price of its individual mega-advertisements, Ad-Air has stated that its prices range from R525,000 to just over R1 million per month. Ad-Air has also acknowledged that it has rights to 30 airports globally. Expect to see similar giant ads at both Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago O’Hare next year.

FESPA welcomes XAAR as first Global Technology partner

FESPA has announced that Xaar, the world-leading independent supplier of state-of-the-art industrial inkjet printheads, inks and peripheral equipment, is to become the organisation’s first ever Global Technology Partner.  Xaar will play a vital role in supporting FESPA’s forthcoming global events, including the Director’s Forum in Budapest (28th – 29th February 2008), FESPA Digital Printing Europe 2008 in Geneva (1st – 3rd April) and FESPA World Expo Asia Pacific 2008 in Bangkok (28th - 30th November).

SGIA Survey Shows a Low Rate of On-The-Job Injuries in 2006

Most respondents to SGIA's recent survey, 2007 Safety Initiatives, said they didn't have injuries on the job and currently have safety programs in place. According to the respondents, these programs included the use of protective equipment (78.7 percent), safety rules (70.8 percent), safety training (58.8 percent), safety posters (56.2 percent) and regular safety meetings (46.4 percent). http://www.sgia.org/surveys_and_statistics/

US outdoor advertising industry revenue up 6.1% in third quarter

In what would seem to be a never ending upward graph, total revenue for the outdoor advertising industry in the US grew 6.1% in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same period last year. The revenue figures are collected in aggregate each month by certified public accountants Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP and used by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, in combination with other sources, to release industry revenue information on a quarterly basis. Miller Kaplan provides revenue estimates for more than 2000 radio stations in 160 markets, in addition to the outdoor advertising industry.

EFI completes strategic investment in Raster Printers

EFI has announced that it has completed a strategic investment in San Jose, California, based Raster Printers. Raster Printers, founded in 2004, offers a line of environmentally-friendly UV wide format printers marketed under the brand name Daytona. 

GAMAA announce its PacPrint09 board members

GAMAA has announced its representatives on the PacPrint09 board. They are Alastair Hadley  (Chairman), Brent Stephens, Brett Maishman and Ian Martin (in the alternate position). They will be joined by equal representation from Printing Industries.

FESPA Digital Printing Europe 2008 moves to Geneva

Printers looking for inspiration, ideas and insights into the exciting possibilities offered by wide-format digital technologies need look no further than FESPA Digital, which opens its doors at Geneva’s Palexpo from 1st to 3rd April 2008.

DHJ/Decoprint partners with Caldera

DHJ, manufacturer of textile media for solvent and eco-solvent printers, has selected Caldera VisualRip+ as the exclusive RIP and color management software for testing and profiling its large format substrates. Each new product is tested in the Caldera headquarters in France on various machines before their market launch.

FESPA Publishes Wide Survey Results, In Partnership With InfoTrends

The results of FESPA’s Wide Survey, its proprietary pan-European research into the digital wide-format printing marketplace, are now available.
Members of FESPA’ s national associations are entitled to receive a copy of the survey free of charge; non-member companies or industry suppliers can obtain the data via FESPA for a fee of €1500.