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Ovato creditors green-light plan to axe 300 jobs

Creditors and company members voted unanimously in favour of a $40m restructure scheme by printing company Ovato that will cut 300 jobs and close its heatset plant at Clayton in Melbourne before Christmas 2020. The plan asked creditors to accept 50 cents in the dollar. 

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New December Labels Plus magazine online now!

Wideformat Online’s Publisher Andy McCourt is also editor of Labels Plus magazine, on behalf of the Visual Connections and FPLMA associations. The label and wide format sectors are closely aligned, with many wide format shops also offering labels and ‘stickers.’ The December 2020 issue can be viewed online for free!

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ORAFOL relocates into new Sydney site - adds new team members

Industry printable films, laminates, reflective materials and industrial tapes supplier, Orafol Australia, has recently relocated its NSW facility to a larger corporate office and distribution facility in Erskine Park, western Sydney, and added seven new industry professionals to the staff complement.

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Drytac's new floor & wall graphics media to meet demand

“The popularity of floor graphics has increased significantly in recent months owing to their effectiveness as directional signage and social distancing notices,” said Drytac. The self-adhesive materials manufacturer for global large format print and signage markets has expanded its floor and wall graphic ranges with Polar PET 170 and SpotOn SynTac, “meeting demand for eco-friendlier PVC-free products.” 

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drupa 2021 cancelled: ”Just too great a risk”

Messe Düsseldorf, the organisers of the world’s biggest printing industry trade show, announced that drupa 2021 has been cancelled in its planned form due to the pandemic and will be replaced with a four-day virtual show from 20 to 23 April. The return to the physical format is scheduled for 2024. 
Germany is currently recording about 18,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day, despite a month-long lockdown in which bars and restaurants have closed but schools and shops remained open.  

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Nine-fold increase in small business commercial lease disputes

“My office saw commercial lease disputes increase nine-fold during the peak of the pandemic, with more than 570 cases in the June quarter alone,” said Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell, who’s called for an overhaul of the dispute resolution framework, saying it doesn’t work for small businesses. 

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FESPA's Coffee Break looks at pressSIGN 10 software

FESPA’s webinar series Coffee Break continues on Thursday 10th December with ‘Process Control - How PressSign 10 scores your print quality and helps you progress!’ “Measuring a simple colour bar reveals the truth and reports give the feedback on how to fine tune the colour on your inkjet or screen presses." 

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