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Visual Impact Wrap Up 

The big wide format show has just concluded, Print21 is as always first out with the show reports, and following on from our initial news on Friday here is Part II of the wrap, including news from Agfa, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Starleaton and more.

  • PIAA says casuals ruling a king hit 

    Printing Industries has condemned a unanimous decision by the full bench of the Federal Court that potentially awards annual leave entitlements to many casual workers, saying it will put Australian print and packaging jobs at risk.

  • Graphics Grab Bag – this week in printing 

    Grab Bag – definition: a miscellaneous collection: a potpourri. Welcome to the inaugural issue of Graphics Grab Bag, a weekly record of engagements and observations from a curious observer of the printing industry here and around the world.

  • Riposte! Printing Industries strikes back 

    Last week environmental blogger Laurel Brunner contributed a series of blogs published by Print 21 titled ‘Spreading the Suitability Message’. Throughout the series Brunner accused industry groups of failing to do anything substantive about suitability.

  • GSP and Omnigraphics best outdoor print 

    Ad campaigns printed by GSP and Omnigraphics have won awards in the Outdoor Media Association’s quarterly Creative Collection competition, which recognises the best out-of-home campaigns.

  • Government extends instant asset write-off 

    The government has extended the instant asset write-off through 2019, which allows small businesses to claim depreciation on new equipment to the value of $20,000 immediately rather than having to wait.

  • Multiple applications shine at VI 

    Multiple applications from the same hardware is the key theme at this year’s Visual Impact in Sydney, which is in its final day today. As the poster print market becomes ever more crowded vendors were using the show to communicate the ability of today’s print solutions to also be used for new applications such as soft signage, textiles, interior décor, as well as POS, outdoor and indoor graphics.

  • oOh! chief says speed is key 

    The keys to out-of-home media success are ‘speed, speed, speed and cost’, said Brendon Cook, CEO of oOh!Media, at a Visual Impact breakfast seminar hosted by Dscoop.

  • PMP and Franklin top ACA awards 

    Catalogue printers PMP and Franklin Web took home the major awards at the 27th Annual Australasian Catalogue Association (ACA Awards).

  • Plockmatic buys Watkiss 

    The company says the acquisition extends the Plockmatic booklet making range into the high-end market segment where digital prints are created using both toner and advanced high-speed inkjet technology.

  • Kodak offering data analytics to all 

    The new service from Kodak not only helps offset print service providers save money, but also improves environmental impacts by helping to improve the management of waste, ink and energy usage.

  • Océ wins best VI stand 

    On the outside it features a concrete look graphic, but on the inside it is a vibrant, tactile print experience emblazoned with graffiti graphics.

  • Boost in pre-regs for Visual Impact open 

    Visual Impact Sydney 2018 has opened at Sydney Olympic Park, and organisers are optimistic about attendance after a surge in pre-registration numbers.

  • Powerful new industry association formed 

    There is a major shake-up in Industry Association land, with the Australasian Catalogue Association (ACA) merging with TSA Limited and the Australasian Paper Industry Association (APIA) with Kellie Northwood (pictured) as CEO under The Real Media Collective brand.

  • Digital label systems on top in Europe 

    2017 was the first year that, with nearly 300 digital press installations, the volume of newly added digital label presses surpassed that of new conventional label press installed volumes.

  • Print Museum stars in Ladies in Black 

    The Penrith Museum of Print and its Linotype operator John Berry have a starring role in the new Australian move Ladies in Black.

  • CRG wins Hexis wrap comp 

    Cam Gurnett from CRG Designs in Carrum Downs, Victoria, is the winner of the Hexis Design Wrap competition.

  • Soar first for pay as you go offset 

    The company will have the press on a five year subscription basis, which will see Heidelberg supply and service the press, and supply all consumables, except paper, for the duration of the term.

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