Sign & Display

Trade wide format print business Media Point is now solar powered, having just installed a new 99kw system on its factory roof, as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental printing.

Outdoor media spend more than doubled in the second quarter of the year over the same period last year, but print didn’t rise as much as digital, which now accounts for three-fifths of all outdoor media dollars.

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems has expanded its C Series range of digital finishing tables with the launch of the compact new C20.

Shann Group will showcase options for the shop fitout, interiors, sign, display and wide-format print markets at the Visual Impact Expo, the display graphics show running alongside PacPrint 2021.

Hexis Australia will respond to what it says is the rapidly diversifying market for adhesive films by showcasing a huge range of new decoration and textile products at Visual Impact Expo.

Durst Oceania CEO Matt Ashman has become a board member at wide format industry association Fespa Australia, taking his place as the suppliers’ representative.

Epson will launch five new SureColor T-Series 24-, 36- and 44-inch dual roll models later this year, aimed at the CAD and graphics markets. The SureColor T7760D 44-inch dual-roll printer will be available first.

Spicers is launching a new PVC-free banner range, Kavalan, which aims to address the growing environmental concerns over the usage of PVC in wide-format printing.

The production equipment of closed Northern Beaches sign and display printer Wetton Signage is up for online auction, with final bids taken next Thursday.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) banner material is on the way out, as the environmental damage it wreaks is now being addressed, partly thanks to an international treaty, writes Laurel Brunner.

Australian executive Andrew Coulsen is the new CEO at Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, and will lead the group from its Swiss headquarters.

3M is launching what it says is a 20 per cent faster to install print wrap film and overlaminate for commercial vehicles, the Print Wrap Film IJ280 with Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G.

Digital inkjet roll-to-roll UV LED printers from EFI have achieved a key US certification for the quality and durability of prints used for décor applications, for its prints without lamination or coating.

Epson has launched a new 76-inch high speed dye sublimation printer – the six-colour SureColor F10060H – using the company’s Precision Core inkjet technology, which runs at 245sqm a hour, and self cleans.

Out of home giant and Cactus Imaging owner oOh! Media has become an official media partner of Australian Made, which urges Aussies to support local makers and growers via a new campaign.


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The first Fespa Global FIT Innovations and Trends webinar – aimed at helping wide format printers get back up and running after Covid – opens at 6pm today, 8pm in New Zealand, focusing on wide format graphics and the evolving printed décor market.