The 28th edition of the FESPA Awards is now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to highlight their outstanding examples of print.
The ‘Evolution’ of Epson from a manufacturer of point-of-sale receipt printers to today’s graphic imaging behemoth is a tale of persistence, innovation and smart decisions. While at last week’s ‘Evolution through Innovation’ presentation at ritzy Otto restaurant, Sydney, a lightbulb moment hit me, when I saw the speed and image quality of the scans from the new FF 680W photo scanner. Photo scanners are not new but this one scans a 300dpi image every second in batches of up to 36.
Stuart McNaught, the Young Stars gold medallist in this year’s ASGA/SGIAA awards, says his winning entry Tooths KB Lager will be gifted to his grandfather, who helped to inspire the design.
Canon has announced a major expansion of its manufacturing facility near Munich, Germany as it pushes ahead with plans to transfer the manufacturing of Océ Arizona flatbed printers from Vancouver, Canada. Andy McCourt takes a closer look at the move.
Rosie Harrex, owner/director of Sydney Inner West large format printing and signage company Graphics at DXD, has taken the first monthly prize worth $1,000 in Graphic Art Mart’s $45,000 Work Hard, Play Hard trade competition.
Fujifilm Dimatix - the world's leading developer of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing - has signed an agreement with UK-based Meteor Inkjet for the supply of electronics and software to drive new Fujifilm SG600 printheads.
Hexis is bringing its renowned wrap training courses to Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney next month and there are still a few places available.
Mimaki’s new TS55-1800, a 76.3-inch (193.8cm) dye-sublimation transfer inkjet printer that offers low running costs, high productivity and unattended continuous printing, has arrived in Sydney a couple of weeks after its official launch in Europe.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS FROM MACTAC AMERICAS (A LINTEC COMPANY) AND NOT FROM MACTAC (EUROPE), CHECK AVAILABILITY IN YOUR REGION
The winner of Roland DG’s global “Discover Roland, Explore Africa” contest will hit the jackpot with an all-expenses paid, luxury African sight-seeing safari for two, including airfares, accommodation, meals and guided tours.
Erebus Penrite Racing unveiled a new limited edition livery at Sunday's Bathurst 1000 for its two Holden Commodores - driven by defending champions David Reynolds and Luke Youlden, as well as rookie pairing Anton De Pasquale and Will Brown. Reynolds led for most of the race but suffered fatigue and cramping that allowed eventual winner Craig Lowndes to overtake him - but the TV cameras still loved the beautifully wrapped Erebus Penrite machine!
EFI has appointed William (Bill) D. Muir as its new chief executive officer to replace Guy Gecht, who’s stepping down after 19 years at the head of the US-based digital printing giant.
Japanese-based manufacturer RISO demonstrated its new T2 twin-engine cut sheet production inkjet platform at Chicago’s PRINT18 last week. Looks like another tilt at toner-based systems?
I’m pleased to present the first issue of wideformatonline.com newsletter with myself as publisher. Retiring publisher Brian Stickland again deserves a huge pat on the back for his service to the industry after thirteen years of continuous news, views, features and promotion in the signage, display, POS, outdoor, exhibition and digital label sectors. Brian is a pioneer in online media for the industry and I intend to build on his legacy as best I can.
DS Labels of Marrickville, Sydney, label press manufacturer Screen GP and supplier Jet Technologies are delighted to celebrate the awarding of TAFE Certificate III to Aaron George, who is legally blind and hearing impaired.
John Mills is stepping down as chief executive of flatbed inkjet printing technology company Inca Digital and plans to set up his own specialist business consultancy.
Spicers Limited, the leading paper merchant and supplier of hardware, software and consumables to the wide format, signage and display industry, has sold its Asian paper businesses to global giant Japan Pulp & Paper company (JPP) for SGD 15 million ($A15.2m).
Singleton Moore Signs (SMS), which has facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, has installed more than 400 signs as part of the NSW government's new Station Link construction project in Sydney.
With the growth in trade shows targeting specific sectors of the graphics industry, such as Labelexpos and FESPAs, more Australians and New Zealanders are attending the larger ones in order to learn about trends and technologies directly relevant to their businesses.
Jet Technologies director Jack Malki will host a series of briefings this month providing latest information on applications for Narrow Web & Labelling.
Behind every inkjet device lies years - even decades - of R&D. Jetting billions of ink droplets a second accurately and with quality inks and materials is big science and is advancing meteorically, accelerated by events such as next month’s The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) to be held at drupa's home in Duesseldorf.