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NEWS IN BRIEF: Xeikon boosts AP team; Proofreading a dying art? Graphic Art Mart/Arlon workshop Melbourne; B&D's RWC comp; PIAA AGM date; Océ ProStream upgrade; OKI's new A3

A typo on “No smoking, eating or drinking” signs inside at least 100 Brisbane buses has turned heads after a picture of the spelling mistake was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.

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In the sign telling passengers they can't smoke, the word consumption is misspelt.

"For the comfort and health of your fellow passengers smoking is prohibited in this bus, as is the comsumption (sic) of food or drink," the sign reads. 

A council spokesperson told The Courier Mail that signs with the typo were installed on about eight per cent of Brisbane's 1,200-plus bus fleet.

“Council is aware of a misspelled word on an information sticker displayed on some Brisbane buses. An audit is underway and Council will ensure all stickers identified with a misspelled word are replaced as soon as possible.”



Digital printing technology manufacturer Xeikon has appointed Klaus Nielsen (pictured, right) as its new director of Xeikon Asia Pacific “to continue to drive growth in the region and capitalize on expanding market opportunities.”

Nielsen joins Xeikon from Heidelberg where, since 1996, he has held various roles including business unit manager (India), project manager (Australia), national sales manager (New Zealand) and product and marketing director (Korea). He also held the role of managing director in India from 2007 to 2018.

"I am looking forward to sharing my years of experience from working in this very exciting region and promoting the benefits that Xeikon’s digital print portfolio can deliver,” says Nielsen. “As brands embrace short-run, digital, fast turnaround print they can enjoy greater product versioning and focused targeting to elevate visibility.”

In his new role Mr. Nielsen will oversee Xeikon’s operations in the APAC region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Xeikon, based in The Netherlands, is a division of Flint Group.


GAM Arlon

Graphic Art Mart says limited spots are still available in its first Arlon Fleet and Vehicle training national roadshow that heads to Melbourne on Tuesday.

This week’s kick-off event in Brisbane was a sell-out, and upcoming events in Sydney (12 April) and Perth (17 April) have also sold out.

“We still have limited spots available for our Melbourne workshop next week. Book now before they sell out,” says Graphic Art Mart.

Arlon Workshop 2019 - Melbourne- 16 April 2019 - $150.00/ $165.00 (incl. GST)

Details here.


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Ball & Doggett – “Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables” – has teamed up with Japanese synthetic paper company Yupo in a competition that offers free tickets to watch Australia play Wales at Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.

Purchase any Yupo* product between 1 April to 30 June 2019 to the value of $1000 ex gst (or more) and you’ll automatically go into the draw to win,” says B&D.

Major prize: includes airfares for two people, 5 night’s accommodation plus tickets to the match which is taking place on 29 September 2019.

Minor prizes: We have fortnightly prizes you can win too. Purchase a mill pack or any roll product in the Yupo* range and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw to win some rugby merchandise.

*The Yupo range available includes Offset, Offset Extra, Rapid Dry, Octopus Offset Blockout, Blue, Blue Backlit Indigo, Octopus Blue, Octopus Laser, Octopus Aqueous Inkjet WKJ250, Octopus Eco Solvent WKE250, Octopus UV Inkjet XAD1069, Blockout PP Film UV XAA1085.

Details here.



piaa logoPrinting industry employers group the PIAA has announced its annual general meeting will be held in Sydney next month.


Level 7

167 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW  2000

Thursday 9 May 2019

 12:00 pm AEST

Members may also attend the AGM via video at the following satellite venues:


Unit 3

5-7 Compark Circuit

Mulgrave VIC 3170


25/108 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000


4 Higgs Street

Albion QLD 4010

 Members who are unable to attend are entitled to nominate a proxy using this form.



Canon upgrades its Océ ProStream

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Enhancements include the release of a new optional In-line Quality Control System enabled by a high-speed camera, says Canon USA. This new option provides print quality feedback based on dedicated detection patterns and automatically initiates compensation measures, minimizing waste and operator intervention. 

In addition, Canon has enhanced the Océ ProStream (pictured, above) with an even broader range of media, supporting paper weights up to 300gsm/300µm (~12pt), thanks to an enhanced paper transport and drying station. This feature enables customers to produce applications, such as postcards or cover materials for catalogues or magazines, on a much wider scale. The intuitive, touch-operated press allows for fast, high-quality printing easily from a user’s fingertips.

The Océ ProStream produces high-quality applications printing at 1200 x 1200 dpi running at a speed of 262 feet per minute (80 m/min) at 22.24 inches (565 mm) web width with a 21.89 inches (556 mm) print width.



C823 3 4 LEFT FACING WITH PRINT tcm70 220397OKI launches C800 ultra-compact A3 colour printers

From 1.3m banners to everyday business printing, the new OKI C800 Series (pictured, right) is aimed at producing professional quality results in-house with a range of ultra-compact printers.

“With a focus on delivering value for organisations that typically outsource print jobs, the C800 Series has been developed to handle any print job large or small, quickly and cost effectively,” says OKI.

Featuring OKI’s pioneering digital LED technology, the C800 Series can handle a range of media in HD colour, from pre-cut media to eye-catching posters and expansive banners. It’s compact size, fast print speeds and high quality results make the C800 Series a perfect choice for any business type, particularly retailers.

“The launch of the new C800 series of A3 colour printers marks an exciting step for in-house printing,” says Anna Emilia Dorrington, senior product marketing manager, OKI Europe. “Further pushing OKI’s mantra of making printing accessible to all, businesses can print more in-house without sacrificing on quality. High impact customer and visual communications can be created quickly, easily and affordably to the same quality you would expect from a professional third party print house.”



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