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Mutoh and CGS Oris combine for packaging proofing solution on actual substrates

Mutoh Australia has picked up on the European-Japan R&D between Mutoh and CGS Oris software to offer a unique proofing solution that faithfully reproduces the look and feel of actual label and other packaging production, on the original substrates thanks to new resin-based flexible inks, that bond into the surface like production inks.

IVE signs $100m+ deal to print and distribute ACM titles

ASX-listed print and marketing business IVE Group signed a long term contract for the printing and distribution of over 170 regional publications currently published and managed by Australian Community Media (ACM).

Not just Fuji Xerox: Alleged unfair printing industry contracts are common: Ombudsman

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the ACCC’s legal proceedings against printing company Fuji Xerox Australia over allegations of Unfair Contract Terms impacting small business customers. She says the ASBFEO office has also received similar complaints against other print technology suppliers.

Next six months ‘significant’ for many printers: Ascent

With “some green shoots” beginning to emerge in the economy, business adviser Ascent Partners is conducting a printing industry survey seeking input about the volume of sales printers are expecting over the next six months.

Drupa's virtual trade fair opens today, 27th October

As anticipated, drupa's virtual presence will officially launch today, on October 27th. At this stage it is not known if participants will include the suppliers who have already pulled out of the physical 2021 show. Perhaps the Virtual drupa will serve as a springboard to greater things. It does, however, appear to be more of a 'Preview' of the physical show - and therefore its remaining exhibitors - and still scheduled for April 2021, despite the worsening Covid-19 situation in Europe. And now the penultimate offset exhibitor RMGT has pulled out.

ASGA demands an end to signage restrictions in Victoria

“Either they let us work like the other trades or they give us money for being shut down,” said Mick Harrold, Victorian chair of the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA), in an update to members on Tuesday.

Fairview creditors vote in favour of FVA DOCA - jobs saved

For those who have been following our coverage of the administration of aluminium facade and ACM manufacturer Fairview Architectural, there was understandable skepticism of the ability to deliver on promises and proposals. It is now our happy duty to inform you that the DOCA is approved and a rare, if not unique, subheading of 'Creditors get 100 cents in the dollar, all 57 jobs saved,' is the order of the day.

New Avery Dennison floor graphics films and Xmas promo

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has launched two new films for short-term floor decoration applications and has a special product promotion for customers in Australia and New Zealand in the run up to Christmas.

New Epson resin/latex R2R printer impresses Starleaton

At last week's Japanese-themed Epson event, launching several new technologies; Starleaton directors Ben and Josh Eaton nominated the SureColor R5000 as the most interesting product. The R5000 is Epson's first foray into the 'latex-type ink' market currently dominated by HP. The R stands for 'Resin' to differentiate what is essentially a similar aqueous fluid with strong environmental credentials.

Konica Minolta expands APAC presence with direct operation in New Zealand 

The new Konica Minolta Business Solutions New Zealand Limited (Konica Minolta New Zealand) will be led by managing director Eric Holtsmark, a former general manager at Konica Minolta Australia for strategy, transformation and technology. Konica Minolta Australia will also provide resources to support the expansion. 

Printing United Digital to showcase wide format technology

The free three-week online Printing United Digital Experience kicks off on October 26, highlighting the latest in graphics and wide format technology from leading manufacturers including HP, Agfa, Canon, Durst, Epson, Fujifilm and Roland DG.

IVE offloads telemarketing business for $16.5m

Print and marketing group IVE (ASX:IGL) has signed a binding agreement to divest its IVE Telefundraising business Pareto to an entity associated with Merchant Place, a private investment company with offices in Sydney and Brisbane.

Ilan Elad to lead Kornit Digital expansion in Asia-Pacific

Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, has hired former Daimler executive Ilan Elad as incoming president of the company’s Asia-Pacific (KDAP) division, to push “Kornit’s commitment to growth and industry leadership in Asia-Pacific territories.” 

Vivad banners achieve NCC fire performance compliance

“With recent testing of Vivad's long term frontlit and backlit banner vinyl, we have learned that without any modification these products already successfully achieve a Group 1 classification,” says Vivad MD Ewen Donaldson. 

Melbourne’s Sculpt Neon Signs eyes US & UK markets

Sculpt Neon Signs is launching in the United States and the United Kingdom, with customers able to choose a customized sign or select from an extensive online catalogue and shipping available worldwide.