Sign & Display

Esko is launching the new VariAngle tool for the Kongsberg C and XP range of digital finishing tables, which it says enables cutting at any angle from 0 to 60 degrees at high speeds.

Agfa has released InterioJet, a water-based inkjet printing system it says produces quality and advanced customisation for digital printing of laminated surface designs.

Melbourne operation Signex and sister company Prologica Digital Print have gone into administration, with the first meeting of creditors set for next Monday.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching three new paint protection films (PPF) forming its Supreme PPF series, that protect vehicle surfaces from stone chips, road debris, insect stains and weathering while also enabling designers to create dramatic customised looks.

National wide format solutions and media supplier Starleaton has appointed John Buitenkamp to the new role of sales and marketing director.

The Dimense technology that prints and embosses at the same time is launching a new application, digital concrete graphics, which aims to enable print businesses to cash in on the personalised boom.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching two new films for short-term floor decoration applications, and it has a special giveaway promotion for customers in Australia and New Zealand in the run-up to Christmas.

Spicers is beefing up its wide-format division with the acquisition of independent merchant Rojo Pacific and will continue to run the business as a stand-alone brand.

In a strategic move, rapidly growing WA operation Jason Signmakers is acquiring a majority share in digital signage business AD Engineering.

Manufacturer and distributor of visual communication media Hexis Group is launching a new film, which it says enables easy installation thanks to its sliding properties and reduced initial tack.

Registration is now open for the Asga and Fespa HP National Conference and Awards for Excellence, with the one-day event to take place in-person in Sydney in February.

Innovative retail solutions business Dashing is combining its production facility and head office into one location, with its Lane Cove West premises now hosting all functions of the company.

Imaging giant Epson is making a bold play for new markets for itself and commercial printers, with the launch of a raft of new digital print solutions leveraging its technologies, and targeting opportunities in direct-to-garment, sign and display, and textiles.

The national spend on outdoor media dropped by 56 per cent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, but that was an improvement over Q2, which saw a plunge of two thirds from last year.

Fespa Australia will be running a series of colour management online training sessions, hosted by certified instructors who have just been through a three-day intensive online training workshop led by Ray Weiss from Printing United Alliance in the US.


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Backing its own product, outdoor media printer Cactus Imaging is running a large format advertising campaign for itself around Sydney, and it is seeing great results from the eye-catching billboards.