Sign & Display

WA sign and print businesses, Bokay Signage and Expo Group, are merging to form a new brand, ExBo Visual, which will continue as part of the growing Jason Signmakers Group.


Currie Group still has space for bookings at its Open House week, which is running in Melbourne for the next three days, showcasing the latest EFI product offerings, including a live demo on the EFI Pro 32r+.

Spending on outdoor advertising is on the road to recovery, according to the OMA, which says the March figures are 18 per cent up on February, although Q1 overall was well down on last year.

Digital cutting table developer, Kongsberg, is now a stand-alone entity, with its sale from Esko to a private equity group now complete. Its customers in the ANZ will now deal directly with Kongsberg Oceania, which will provide all service and support.

Melbourne-based LC Signs is in liquidation, the debts of the nine-year-old company now in the hands of Liam Bellamy from Chan Naylor.

Print X general manager Paul Coniglio has purchased the business from Motor One Group, will rebrand it as Print X One, is investing in new equipment, and is taking on new staff.

Active Display Group and IVE took home no fewer than five gongs each from the Shop 2020 awards, with Active scoring two Golds, while Dashing Group took out the People’s Choice award.

Ben McCauley is the new Asia Pacific managing director of industry supplier Spandex, stepping up from his previous role as sales director. He has been with the company for the past five years.

D&D Digital is building on its early success in diversifying from its cut-sheet base, with the latest Ricoh Pro TF6250 flatbed UV printer, and new Ricoh Pro L5160 aqueous resin roll-to-roll printer.

Dashing Group installs its second EFI Pro 32r+ roll-to-roll printer, as the visual merchandising business ramps up its production power. It is the same model that Currie Group will have at its Open House in April.

Xeikon is set to launch a new virtual advisory service using a 3D visual browsing experience, with the first 3D rendered showroom to be dedicated to wall decoration.

EFI and Currie Group are hosting an open house week in Melbourne, from 12-16 April, showcasing the latest EFI wide format product offerings to customers.

The easing of Covid restrictions in Victoria saw the annual Fespa Australia BBQ take place again, with some 60 printers turning out for some top tucker and a beer.

Canon Production Printing Australia has signed a partnership agreement with Starleaton, which will see the nationwide operator supplying the award-winning Colorado roll-to-roll printer series.

The printable Airpurity anti-microbial textured film, launched by Ball & Doggett last year, has now been upgraded, with external lab testing showing it prevents transmission of Covid-19.

A new directive means sign manufacturers in Victoria must use ACM materials that have less than 7% core combustibility, and must have certificates to show that is the case, or risk huge fines for non-compliance.