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Viva Absentia? Mixed reviews for Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Viva Magenta 18-1750 but  is lifeless 'In Absentia' to many former Adobe users. The announcement has attracted less favourable reviews from some users over Pantone’s falling out with Adobe and its recent introduction of subscription charges. "The colour of a graphic designer's burst blood vessels as we try to navigate frustration caused by the Adobe/Pantone fiasco," wrote one.

Ball & Doggett with Conect giving away Christmas Hampers!

Getting in the groove of Christmas spirit is Ball & Doggett, along with recently acquired Conect Enterprises, giving away 15 great Christmas Hampers between now and 15th December. Best of all, there’s no time consuming questions to answer – just spend $500 or more in a single order and you’re in the draw!

PVCA back to worker-bashing in ‘70s-style response to new IR Laws?

Reading the: ‘PVCA leads IR Legislation support for industry’ news release, at first sight it looks like a useful forum for print business owners to get their heads around the incoming IR rules but, on inspection there are echoes of 1970s style paranoia that wicked Unions and workers are up to something with their Labor mates in Canberra. Report by Andy McCourt. 

Enfocus PitStop update supports Ghent specifications

The new PitStop update from Enfocus, a leader in PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, supports latest Ghent Workgroup (GWG) specifications and allows users to easily upgrade their mac to the new MacOS 13 (Ventura).

World Out of Home congress set for June 2023 in Lisbon

An international panel of speakers will be announced in coming months for the 2023 World Outdoor Organisation Global Congress scheduled for Lisbon, Portugal on June 7-9 at the Epic Sana hotel and conference centre in the heart of the city.

Melbourne's Enviro Print Group takes Fujifilm AP POS award 

Melbourne printer Enviro Print Group won the Point of Sale (POS) award and was runner-up in the Poster and Annual Report categories at this year’s FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific Innovation Print Awards (IPA). Digital Print Australia won the award for Catalogues. The Wide Format award went to Thailand's Image Quality Lab.

Agfa announces double-digit price increases from Jan 1

Agfa says it will implement double-digit price increases across its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio worldwide, effective Jan. 1, 2023. "We continue to be confronted with historically high costs for raw materials, logistics, energy and salaries."

Oarsome night at LIA-Visual Connections Christmas dinner

It was a night billed as 'no speeches, just the industry getting together,' and what a get-together it was at the Sydney Rowing Club, waterside at Abbotsford. The LIA's Angus Scott and Visual Connections' Sarah Moore and Charly Blade were supported by The Press Gang, Society of Old Friends, Women in Print and Museum of Print folk.

Women in Print & Sign a sell-out in New Zealand 

More than 270 women from the print and sign industries attended PrintNZ’s Women in Print & Sign events in Auckland and Christchurch over the past couple of weeks. It was the first time women from sign companies were invited to the annual events.

Roland DG introduces new holographic prism film

Roland DG says its new attention-grabbing Holographic Prism Film ESM-HOLO is ideal for indoor and short-term outdoor applications, including labels, stickers and decals, packaging, POP displays, window displays and signage.

Cactus and GSP are double winners in OMA Q3 awards

Wide format printers Cactus Imaging (owned by outdoor advertiser oOh!media) and GSP Print (owned by JCDecaux Australia) each won two awards in the Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) Quarter Three Creative Collection competition for 2022.

NSW custom neon sign company eyes US market

Kings Of Neon, based on the NSW Central Coast, has broken into the US market this year by providing signs for the NFL draft, the Indianapolis 500 and iconic music festival Lollapalooza.