Sign & Display

Canon Australia is releasing four new large format printers in its imagePrograf series, including Canon’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink.

A world-first research study launched by the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) reveals a two second glance at outdoor print has the same impact as watching 15 second TV advert or hearing a 30 second radio ad.

The ongoing Covid restrictions are having an impact on the sign and display industry, with the continued cruelling of events, conferences, concerts and exhibitions across the country leaving several businesses handing in the towel this week.

Mutoh Australia is launching two new entry level UV-LED printers, with multi-layer printing capability, staggered dual print heads and bespoke VerteLith rip software.

The biggest outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand oOh! Media saw its recovery from the devastation of Covid begin in the first half year, with a 23 per cent lift in revenue January to June.

The latest member of the fifth generation wide format Arizona printer series has arrived in Australia this week, with the new Arizona 135 GT, aimed at multiple applications.

Melbourne-based sign and display printer Complete Displays has instigated a no jab no entry policy, with owner Bernie Casey explaining his rationale on the nation’s biggest breakfast TV show, Today, with host Karl Stefanovic, calling Casey a "legend".

Australian packaging giant Orora is undertaking a major strategic review of its US wide format operation Orora Visual, as the US business made it back into the black this year.

Wide format and display graphics associations Asga and Fespa have set the new date for the rescheduled HP Awards for Excellence for Friday 1 Oct.

Roland DG Australia, manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, is running two new rounds of 2021 training for the company’s popular Roland Academy Online courses.

Large format digital printing pioneer Omnigraphics has upgraded its Fujifilm Inca Onset X3 to the HS version, almost doubling output from the high speed wide format printer it installed two years ago..

Currie Group is bolstering its wide format service expertise with the hiring of industry specialist Alex Bloch to join the company. He comes with a decade of experience in wide format, in both Israel and Australia.

Following the postponement of PacPrint 2021 to next June, the Asga & Fespa Australia HP Awards for Excellence Presentation, due to take place on the opening night of the expo, will be rescheduled.

Roland DG Australia has launched Roland DG Connect, an app that it says allows users to gain a detailed understanding of their overall print operations and access essential data for keeping their devices running at their optimum performance.

Southern Impact is boosting its wide format operation, with the acquisition of Peak Digital, the Seaford-based wide format specialist. Peak Digital will retain its brand, with director Andrew Robertson staying with the business.


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