Sign & Display

Global wide format expo Fespa is set to take place in three weeks’ time in Berlin, with virtually all Covid restrictions just removed by the German government.

Australian Sign & Graphics Association has scheduled a free webinar on training and education on 12 May, with the webinar to be run as a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Vernon Kingman.

Agfa is acquiring the Inca Digital print systems business from its current owner Screen, and is also buying Screen’s nascent digital corrugated printing system which it has been developing with BHS.

Outdoor media spend bounced back from its Covid slump in the first quarter of the year, almost back to pre-Covid level, but digital continued to take a greater share of the pie, at the expense of print.

Organisers of Fespa Global Print 2022 says printers coming to Berlin are set for an inspiration and education boost with sustainability, interior décor and vehicle wrapping sections.

Leading ANZ display business Billboard Media has just made one of its biggest ever investments, installing three new EFI VUTEk Q5r wide format roll-to-roll print systems, the first time it has installed EFI.

Fujifilm plans to take the opportunity at Fespa to present its new Acuity wide format range, with models to be launched, and six printers on its stand, at an event the company is calling Blueprint Live.

Industry supplier Starleaton is expanding its range of PVC-free media from German manufacturer Neschen, which includes a new version of Easy Dot PP for water-based inkjet and HP Indigo printers.

Virtually every hardware, software and media supplier to the sign and display market will be at Experience Print in Motion, the first Fespa Global for three years, according to the show organisers.

Mutoh is launching a new 1,371mm wide water-based inkjet printer, the XpertJet 1341WR Pro, from the Mutoh XpertJet series, with the new printer designed for the rapidly growing soft signage market.

At the upcoming Fespa 2022 in Berlin, Zünd says it will exhibit solutions that help effectively automate graphics production, through its range of Smart solutions.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching a new generation of digital print media, which it says is designed to create durable inspirations on walls and vehicles, quickly and easily.

Stick-on-Signs will be bringing the Dimense range of European-made digital, all-in-one, eco-friendly, digital print and emboss systems to Australian shores, for PacPrint in Melbourne in June.

The upcoming Fespa Global expo in Berlin was front of mind at the first Sydney outing of the local Fespa, which heard of plans for a local conference and leadership development programme.

Australian-owned supplier of digitally-printed signage, display systems, fabric and textile solutions, Euro Poles, will show several innovative solutions at the upcoming Visual Impact expo.


Ball & Doggett aims to change the outdoor display market with the launch of its new eco-friendly fibre-based Shark Skin Outdoor Display Board, which it says performs in challenging environments.