It’s End of Financial Year sales time and companies including Roland DG, Mimaki and Alfex Laser are offering big discounts on purchases made before 30 June.
Epson has joined hundreds of US, Chinese and Japanese companies opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to increase tariffs on another $300 billion of products from China - including printers and copiers - in the escalating US/China trade war. Epson has a manufacturing site in Beijing and is now looking to move some of its production out of China.
US industry group The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) – represented in Australia by the SGIAA – says sustainability will be a focus at this year’s new Printing United trade show - formerly known as the SGIA Expo - in Dallas, Texas (October 23 - 25).
The Hexis Battle Wrap competition at Printex Sydney 2019 will offer installers a chance to win a trip to the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas later in the year.
The new EFI Cretaprint Hybrid Ecosystem, to be launched this month at the Ceramics China trade show, enables switching between eco-solvent and water-friendly inks.
The new 150,000 square feet centre – about the size of three football fields - brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts and is aimed at “accelerating the transformation of industries with world-class R&D, engineering, co-development and sustainable innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
The new Avery Dennison MPI 3300 Easy ApplyTM Series can be used in a variety of short-term indoor and outdoor applications that require fast and consistent application of the graphic to the substrate.
Melbourne’s Exotic Graphix handled the design process from start to finish on the new Tesla Model X that joins the Victoria Police Highway Patrol Command as part of a feasibility study into electric cars.
Fuji Xerox NZ managing director Peter Thomas has confirmed that Japanese parent Fuji Xerox was considering selling its New Zealand subsidiary earlier this year before the government lifted the company's suspension from government printing contracts, according to a report in The New Zealand Herald.
The Australian Sign & Graphics Association, which held nationwide meetings to address concerns over new building code legislation relating to ACM cladding, says supplier companies are now providing fire-test results on substrate products to its members.
Digital print tech giant Ricoh has announced Ricoh Intelligent Voice Control, the result of a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Alexa for Business voice-activated virtual assistant. The new platform is already helping visually impaired students to operate Ricoh’s multifunction printers. Ricoh says “future innovation is anticipated.”