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Durst's Ashman joins FESPA Australia board

FESPA Australia says it is delighted to welcome Matt Ashman, Managing Director at Durst Oceania as a new Board Member of the Australian branch of the international trade association.

Epson appoints FUJIFILM Australia as SurePress dealer

Epson Australia has appointed FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia (FUJIFILM BI) to sell and service its SurePress resin-based industrial label presses into the commercial print space, specifically targeting commercial printers wanting to enter the label market.

Surging large format display market to reach $18bn by 2026  

 Industry researcher MarketsandMarkets says the global large format display market will grow at an annual rate of 7.2% from $US13.1 billion in 2021 to reach $US18.6 billion by 2026. Countries including Australia are expected to witness “rapid growth."

HP raises $1 billion for sustainability and human rights projects

HP Inc. has closed its inaugural sustainability notes issuance after raising the $US1 billion target in less than ten days. “HP has set an ambitious agenda to become the most sustainable and just company in the industry,” said HP’s Australian-born chief financial officer, Marie Myers. 

96 days until Visual Impact & PacPrint opens in Melbourne

Our industry has been starved of proper trade shows for nearly 2 years. As far as wide format, signage and display, the last show was PrintEx, together with Visual Impact, in August 2019. Visual Impact Gold Coast fell victim to Covid in May 2020. Come September, Melbourne leads the recovery with PacPrint & Visual Impact. Plus, it's the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - christened by PacPrint 1996!

Latest issue of Labels Plus magazine online now

The latest June-July issue of Label Plus magazine is available to read for free online via a RealView flipbook. Subscribers will be receiving their printed versions this week. The label and flexible packaging industry has remained robust throughout Covid, with many high-volume providers also using wide format print & cut devices for oversize and micro print runs.

Kodak CEO ordered to testify In insider trading investigation

A US judge has ordered Eastman Kodak CEO Jim Continenza to publicly answer questions and produce documents in an investigation of his purchase of more than 46,000 Kodak shares a few weeks before the company announced it would receive a AUD$1 billion government loan to produce drug ingredients to fight the coronavirus. The loan has since been put on hold.

Epson launches SureColor P-Series wide-format photo printers 

Epson has introduced a new line of SureColor P-Series of photographic and graphic art wide-format printers, "designed for high-volume photo fulfillment, retail photo labs, poster and graphic art production." The new production-class SureColor P-Series 24- and 44-inch models are slated to launch this year, with the SureColor P8560D 44-inch dual roll printer available first.

Printing United Expo launches live global preview

Organisers of the largest US print industry trade show, Printing United Expo 2021 (Orlando, Oct. 6-8), say the Expo Preview, the first phase of a three-tiered Expo platform, is now live and available free to all who register.

Registrations open for state PICA events

 The Australian print industry is set to celebrate the Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), with registrations now open for a series of presentation events at state capitals during July.

Fuji Xerox - v - Whittaker, Bell, EY & Lang adjourned to August

The long and complex Federal Court case surrounding alleged 'accounting malpractices' involving the former Fuji Xerox Australia and former CEO Neil Whittaker, together with Devlin Bell, EY (Ernst & Young) and a former EY employee, was adjourned again on Tuesday, this time to August 13th.

Epson debuts new SureColor T-Series wide format printers

Epson has introduced a new generation of production-class SureColor T-Series wide-format printing solutions. A total of six new SureColor T-Series 24-, 36- and 44-inch models are slated to launch later this year, with the SureColor T7770D 44-inch dual roll printer to be available first.

Spicers to distribute PVC-free Kavalan banner range

Taya Groups, manufacturer of the PVC-free Kavalan range of banner materials, has announced a new Australian distribution partnership with supplier Spicers. “This momentous partnership in the Australian market is a vital step towards the elimination of PVC in banner materials worldwide.”

Onyx Graphics announces newest version release ONYX 21.1

Building on ONYX 21 with new PDF soft proof and print label functionality, the new version is automatically included with  Onyx Go subscription customers and by request to all Onyx Advantage users, with others paying a license upgrade fee.