Top 7 Day Print Industry News Clicks
The biggest story in print this week was the Print21 report on wide format outfit Cactus Imaging becoming the world’s biggest consumer of Fujilfilm UV ink, with the installation of its third five-metre wide Acuity Ultra.
Despite the downturn for big print in the pandemic, Cactus had two of its best ever months last year, which gave it the impetus to install Acuity number three.
Staying with the wide format world the number two story in the industry in the past seven days was the Print21 report on Vivad in Melbourne producing 1.5 kilometres of seat covering for the Australian Tennis Open, printed, sublimated, trimmed and sewn within 26 hours of the order being requested.
The job was ordered when Victoria went into snap lockdown. Vivad owner Ewen Donaldson paid tribute to his team of “can-do” operators, who worked in teams in 12 hour shifts to print the job on its Durst Rhotex 325, with all finishing in house.
Coming in at number three this week was the news that PVCA and Visual Connections have signed a deal to create a new joint venture, Visual Industries Events, to produce all major events in print, including the state PICAs, Nationbal Print Awards, PrintoParliament, PrintEx, and the country’s flagship expo PacPrint.
The once every four years PacPrint is on track to run in Melbourne at the end of September, when most of the country will have been vaccinated.