Suppose you’d just put on a trade show for the Sign and Display industries in ‘showtown’ Las Vegas, USA and it was a sell-out – needing a wait-list for exhibitors to get onto the floor. Over 25,000 visitors flock to it, it is a resounding hit with many sales conducted and new products released. You’d want to do it all again next year, surely?
Newly appointed CEO Bill Muir was on hand as digital print giant EFI showcased eight new products for signage and industrial textile production at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, including the world premiere of the Pro 32r.
The Sign, POS and Display production industry’s skills shortage is creating big problems for businesses across Australia. Industry recruiter James Cryer of JDA Print Recruitment told wideformatonline: “We have about a dozen vacancies on our books at the moment, all in sign and display, and we just don’t have enough applicants. Some owner-operators are tearing their hair out to get skilled people.”
Friday night saw the Roland DG folks let their hair down a little with around 150 invited guests at Sydney’s swanky Pier One function centre.
Fujifilm Holdings has won a legal challenge against a New York court decision that blocked its proposed $6.1 billion takeover bid for iconic US printer and photocopier manufacturer Xerox Corporation.
Sign and display supplier Pozitive has been appointed the exclusive local agent for Monti Antonio - the Italian-based global leader in the manufacture of flatbed and calendar heat presses for dye sublimation, fixation and bonding.
A new training initiative in New Zealand aims to attract high school students into the signage industry, writes NZ Sign and Display Association (NZSDA) secretary & marketing co-ordinator, Melissa Coutts.
“There is huge profit potential for savvy print suppliers in the growing digital textile print sector and the RT-640M is the ideal entry point system," said Paul Willems, head of business development, Roland DG EMEA.
The industry’s peak body has reinvigorated its board with three new high profile appointments: Richard Celarc, executive chairman of Opus Group; Theo Pettaras, owner of Sydney’s Digitalpress; and Tom Eckersley, managing director of Queensland-based Eckersley Group.
The new VersaWorks 6 RIP is now available worldwide for select Roland DG printers and printer cutters. The latest version includes an extensive range of features to make the printing process more accurate and reliable for users.
“It might be time to think ‘indoors’ over ‘outdoors’ for wide format-capable production. The outdoor printed sign market is giving way to LED digital billboards. You can’t use LED screens as cushion covers or curtains.”
Tasmanian signage business Fingerprint Signs has won the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Australia and New Zealand “Wrap Like A King” title for vehicle graphics installers and will compete in the world finals later this month in Las Vegas.
Starleaton has launched a ground-breaking Zünd rental program, which has already attracted a “massive response” from customers in Australia and New Zealand as well gaining the attention of Zünd Systemtechnik headquarters in Switzerland.
The 5th annual Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) - the world’s leading platform for inkjet engineering and chemistry – is underway in Düsseldorf, Germany, with over 500 participants from 28 countries - including Australia - and 150 companies and academic institutes gathered to hear about latest research developments and product launches.
Delivers higher print speeds on coated litho stocks, expands lightweight paper capabilities, fine-tunes drying performance across all substrates used for commercial-grade digital inkjet print.
Imagination Graphics (NSW), Revolution Print (VIC), Tennyson Group (QLD), Whoyou Creative (SA), Tako Print Solutions (WA) and Elect Printing (ACT) are the finalists in this year’s Konica Minolta National Specialised Print Awards (NSPA), which attracted a record number of entries.
Caldera has launched a new version of its RIP software that has been configured to offer an enhanced user experience by bridging the gap between design and business.
Well, if it's good enough for the Opera House...why not the dear old 'coathanger?' But Charmaine Moldrich, CEO of the Outdoor Media Association, says the Opera House is not a billboard.
Canon Australia has launched four models and four MFP solutions in the new imagePROGRAF series of large-format inkjet printers for the low-mid CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and poster printing markets.
New Zealand's largest sign and display industry group NZSDA has appointed graphic design specialist Carol King as its new training and communications officer to lead a new training initiative called Signee – Education to Employment.
South African ink maker Jason Jones has been appointed as Jet Technologies’ resident ink and print specialist in New Zealand. The company's Innovation Series roadshow kicks off in Auckland on Monday before travelling to Sydney and Melbourne.