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Latest Print21 magazine in time for Visual Impact

Friday, 29 September 2017
By Print21

The new September/October issue of Print21 is out now, featuring the upcoming Visual Impact Sydney trade show on the cover. The leading industry publication is promoting a visit to the trade show as a ‘look to the future’.

According to publisher, Patrick Howard, in his leading article, a visit to Visual Impact in Sydney or the FPLMA Forum in Melbourne later in October should be on every industry professional’s ‘must do’ list. It will pay everyone involved in signage and wide format to visit Visual Impact this month in Sydney. It will also pay everyone in the packaging and label sectors to attend the FPLMA technical forum in Melbourne, he wrote. 

The focus on trade exhibitions and learning is part of the bright and informative magazine that also features an in-depth look at the advances in inkjet printing on fabric. Rapidly becoming a hot topic for commercial printers everywhere, the question as to whether to take fabric printing in-house or send it out to specialists in turning into a capital investment decision. Read Jake Nelson’s in-depth feature.

Looking further afield, Patrick Howard traveled to Israel to witness the first Landa Nanopress installation and asks if this is the ‘future of printing’, while Jake Nelson took off for Western Australia to find out how the ‘boom and bust’ state is travelling.

A look at the industry from the C-Level (think CEO) has Peter George of PMP and Andy Berry of Ricoh Australia giving their views from opposite sides of the supply/producer line. Both agree on the positive outlook for the industry.

For the traditional printer, Andy McCourt takes an in-depth look at processless plates and how they can reduce costs for labour, water, energy, chemicals and space – making them not just good for the bank balance, but for the environment as well. Hassle-free plates are also a winner for Megacolour in Sydney – see how Heidelberg and Fujifilm teamed up to help the Sydney firm with its prepress.

All of this, plus the latest news and views from the printing industry, including an update on the PIAA from Andrew Macaulay and a guide from PrintNZ’s Ruth Cobb on preparing for the unexpected, makes this issue of Print21 a kaleidoscope of information. Check it out now!

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