PDQ Labels has made its first move into digital printing, installing a Screen L350UV inkjet press from Jet Technologies, and seeing its turnaround times go from two weeks to two days as a result.

Signarama Tuggerah has completed installation of the Hewlett Packard Latex 800 W, becoming the first company to do so in NSW. The company says its environmental credentials align with its own sustainability drive.

IVE Group has bought Active Display Group and AFI Branding, two of the biggest players in the display graphics field, for just $6.5m, as the company looks to the post-Covid recovery. The move boosts IVE's already strong retail display offering, and takes it into soft signage.

In the ever-evolving world of vehicle wraps and signage printing, Steve Lambourn, director and owner of SS Signs, Brisbane, believes it is the cutting-edge technology that keeps him ahead of the competition.

Heidelberg’s has launched its first cloud-based Prinect app, Print Shop Analytics, which is part of the press giant's new Heidelberg Plus digital ecosystem.

Today is deadline day for print workers in Victoria, with those classed as authorised workers needing to have at least one Covid vaccination by the end of the day, or a booking for one by next Friday, in order to come into work on Monday, under the state government’s health order.

The Covid-battered outdoor media sector saw an increase of 50.5 per cent on revenue in Q3, and says it is poised for a strong rebound as lockdowns end in Sydney and Melbourne, but print's share is slipping.

Kodak will launch into digital packaging next year, with Ascend, its new food-safe five-unit print system, which comes with 13 different inline embellishment options, including inline foiling.

Discover how the HP Latex R-Series enabled Left Bank Art Group to print on a variety of substrates and expand their business.

Rainer Hunsdorfer, CEO at offset press giant Heidelberg, says the company is seeing a surge in orders for its print solutions from “all over the world”, on the back of “market recovery everywhere”, post-Covid.

And while the industry grapples with workplace vaccinations, printers are facing increased costs as soaring shipping charges send prices of many consumables, including paper, up again.

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Overseas trade shows back on agenda

Printers around the country are dusting off their passports today and looking at a full schedule of overseas industry trade events next year, as Qantas brings forward its resumption of international flights.

French printer Aussenac new Fespa president

French sign and display boss Christophe Aussenac is the new president of global trade association Fespa, and has received a thumbs up from local Fespa supporter Cactus GM Keith Ferrel.

Paper manufacturing giant Stora Enso aims to offer 100% regenerative products and solutions by 2050. It has also set ambitious 2030 targets. And it is investing nearly €100m to expand its board production.

Kornit DTG brings white to coloured fabrics

Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit has released its Presto MAX system,which it says will enable white printing on coloured fabrics, and will be a catalyst for new business practices.

Print21 magazine: Durst launches high speed system

Durst has launched its new 600sqm an hour wide format print system, the P5 350HS, which includes high speed, full automation, enhanced software, a complete workflow solution, and a full ink portfolio.

Asga to run Covid in the Workplace webinar

Asga has scheduled a webinar on Employment Law – Living with Covid in the Workplace, on 4 November, aimed at helping sign companies deal with the myriad issues the virus has thrown up.

TRMC Awards programme opens with new additions

The Real Media Collective’s Award programme, the Real Media Awards, are now open for entries, and this year it comes with the addition of the new Packaging and Labels category.

Kornit presents virtual one-day fashion event

Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit is presenting a virtual one-day sustainable fashion event on 4 November, highlighting features of the KornitX workflow ecosystem.

Print21 magazine: Using print and digital

Marketing guru Malcolm Auld analyses why integrating email and social channels with print gives the best results for connecting with more customers.

Fespa-lite runs in Amsterdam

At the fourth time of asking, the Covid-delayed global wide format show Fespa has opened its doors, with the rescheduled, relocated, event taking place this week in Amsterdam.

The Print Files: Buying, selling & valuing a business

The latest episode of the Smarter Business podcast, from The Print Files, has industry insider Richard Rasmussen talking about the issues to consider when acquiring another company, or selling your own.

World premiere for digital VariJET 106

Joint venture business Koenig & Bauer Durst has given the world premiere to its VariJET 106 digital carton and corrugated press this week, with a VIP event running since Tuesday.

Printing leading aluminium recycling field

Recycling printing plates is helping the environmental push, as their short life means they are back in the circular economy far faster than aluminium from other applications.

Epson named Number 1 sustainable company

Epson has been named Forbes Japan Number 1 sustainable company, a notable accolade on its journey towards becoming a leading eco-friendly company under its Environmental Vision.

Print Awards locked in for 5 November

The National Print Awards and remaining state PICAs have been rescheduled to Friday 5 November, and will run as a combination of in-person and live streaming events.

Hannans sell Ovato Brisbane premises for $36m

The Hannan and O’Connor family-owned Rathdrum Property has sold the Geebung premises where the Ovato Queensland business is based, to a Sydney fund manager, for $36.2m.

Latest Print21 magazine out now

The latest issue of the ANZ print industry’s trade magazine Print21 is arriving on desks, with the bumper issue featuring much of the technology that would have been on show at PacPrint.