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. Read more
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.
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.