X-Rite has introduced the i1iSis Power Bundle, which includes complete hardware and software for users in prepress, digital printing and wide-format printing. This powerful combination connects the full range of X-Rite’s professional colour management solutions together for the first time.
Uniscreen has launched Polymeric’s Shurfoot non-slip floor graphics coating that has been designed to be used with all approved floor graphic vinyl base films, and is intended to be used as a last down non-slip UV screen coating, eliminating the costly floor graphic non-slip laminating films and the slow laminating speeds.
HP reseachers have developed a means of using their inkjet technology to deliver drugs to human beings in what is described as something similar to the patches that are currently used.
Effective Wednesday 8th August 2007, market leading distribution company Halifax Vogel Group has purchased the operations of Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia.
Local workflow specialists DES have been selected to distribute the Accura Print Management Information System to Australia and New Zealand printers. First established in the UK, Accura MIS now has over 600 users worldwide and is set to grow in the Australia and New Zealand markets.
EFI will show off the new support it has given to the new Pantone Goe Colour Library as well as the Pantone Matching System. Additionally at Graph Expo, EFI will demonstrate the ability to print Pantone Reference Charts from Fiery-driven digital output devices. This 19-page downloadable PostScript file of colour patches shows CMYK equivalents for each installed Pantone Library, indicating what the final output colour will look like from the Fiery-driven printer.
Canon U.S.A., have announced the new imagePROGRAF S-series large format printers which they say will provide exceptionally rapid print speeds for high-volume production environments. Wide Format Online is endeavouring to establish if and when these machines will be available in our region.
Gandi Innovations have announced 5 new printers to the world market including their first Dye Sublimation printer.
In last week's announcement from HP regarding their Print 2.0 strategy and in particular their new HP Scitex X2 Printhead technology, we asked HP to supply Wide Format Online with more details of the technology. The following is their response.
The new Hexis line of solvent inkjet media are the new economically priced V3000 and V3100 especially developed for solvent inkjet printing.
In the wake of the tremendous success of the first four Awards, MACtac is pleased to announce the ‘MACtac Worldwide Awards 2008’. An event that looks set to be even more exciting than previous years.
Epson has been working with GMG to create a means for printing various levels of proofs with accurate, consistent, and wide gamut colour. The result is the new GMG ColorProof 4.5. This feature dramatically extends colour gamut as well as accuracy and consistency by taking full advantage of Epson's newly developed UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta technology.
Printing Industries has welcomed the visit of the Federal Minister for Vocational and Further Education, the Hon Andrew Robb AO, to its national headquarters to announce a $57.5 million boost to apprentice incentives.
Among several new product launches this week are the the new high-performance SOLJET PRO III printers in 74” and 64” models.
The printing industry's current phase of robust growth is continuing according to the June 2007 quarter national accounts figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Roland DG has introduced a new addition to its AdvancedJET line of industrial inkjet printers, the 74”-wide AdvancedJET AJ-740.
Roland DG has introduced SBL2, a new sublimation ink packaged in 1-liter bottles for heat transfer printing with its Hi-Fi Express FP-740 sublimation inkjet printer.
Mimaki Japan has announced new the flatbed cutting plotters: CF3-1631 /1610 which can cut rigid materials up to 1.6 X 3.1m (5’ x 10’).
P o l yme r t r o n i c s , a UK based company in Banbury is developing a nanotechnology technique which will allow digital inkjet printing and instant curing of flexible electronic components.
The Outdoor Advertising Association of America has reported that amid declining usage and advertising spending for many traditional media, outdoor appears to be entering a new "Golden Age" spurred by greater mobility of American consumers, and new out-of-home media technologies and installations. The most immediate evidence of outdoor's ascendancy came when the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) released its latest quarterly figures, showing that ad spending on the outdoor media it tracks rose 7.9% during the second quarter of 2007, far ahead of the pace of most traditional media this year.
Potential sponsors of overseas skilled workers for temporary residence under the Employer Sponsored Temporary Business visa (subclass 457) need to be aware that their nominees are now required to have vocational English language skills.