Melbourne-based artists Catherine Clover and Daniel Kotsimbos will share the $30,000 Fivex Art Prize: Billboard Art Reimagined - taking home $15,000 each in Australia’s first award dedicated to digital billboard art.
“Cybersecurity predictions for 2021 show the ripple effect of COVID-19 is likely to continue, leading to a rise in thread hijacking, whaling and human-operated ransomware,” says HP in its preview of 2021. Konica Minolta says the past year led to an “irreversible shift” in the meaning of the workplace and in 2021 “we will be entering the era of the hybrid office.” Ricoh says after a year of “exceptionally high demand” for floor graphics, the formerly under-utilised floors of retail, commercial and public spaces are likely to receive a lot more attention.
Epson has been placed on the prestigious corporate sustainability 'A list' by global environmental non-profit CDP for leadership in tackling climate change and protecting water security.
There's a flurry of late 2020 listings of used wide format equipment happening with WFOL and Printmachinery.com.au. Some is hardly used and no more than 2 years old. Yes, Covid-related close-downs and business difficulties have contributed to this, but it presents opportunities to others and delivers much-needed cash to the sellers.
Two European Digital Press Association Awards have been awarded to Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. They were for its Rho 2500 in the Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer > 250 sqm/h category and the other for Durst Workflow (Best Workflow Technology).
Outdoor advertiser oOh!media reports a strong recovery in key Out of Home audiences post COVID-19 lockdown. A significant revenue rebound in the 4th quarter means FY20 revenues are now anticipated to be between $420m-$430m, the company said.
Canon Production Printing Australia has launched ProCare, a new Canon Production Printing Oceania after-sales service program for its Colorado roll-to-roll wide format printer series.
UK developer Global Graphics - known for digital inkjet software used by customers HP, Canon, Roland, Kodak and Durst - entered into a binding conditional agreement for the acquisition of HYBRID Software Group from holding company Congra Software - to create the “foremost enterprise software supplier for digital printing.”
Entries are now open for the Pride in Print 2021 Awards for the best in visual print communication products produced in New Zealand. Each sector of the printing industry is covered, with expert panels of judges analysing every entry.
The fully automated Durst P5 350 high speed system can print over 600 sqm per hour, twice as fast as the Durst P5 350 standard model, making it “the most productive hybrid printer in the market,” says the Italian printing technology manufacturer.
Italian regulator AGCM has fined HP Inc and HP Italy a total of €10 million for using “misleading and aggressive” practices to limit the use of non-original cartridges in its printers.
The ASGA & FESPA HP National Conference scheduled to take place in Sydney on Friday 19 February 2021 has now been cancelled due to "unpredictable and uncertain" restrictions related to Covid-19. The HP Awards For Excellence, due to be presented during the conference, have been rescheduled to 28 September 2021 in Melbourne, at the start of the Visual Impact / PacPrint21 trade show.
Roland DG will be closed from COB of 23rd December and re-opening on Monday 4th January. In an advisory sent to customers, some very useful tips and a checklist are shared on how to correctly shut down, keep prepared and re-start wide format inkjet printers.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell handed down her Insurance Inquiry final report today, finding "widespread market failure" in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.