Posts Tagged ‘Positive Camtec’

  • Positive Camtec claims Aussie first with Kern kit

    Positive Camtec is claiming an Australian first for Kern Laser Systems cutters and engravers, with the local supplier set to host the first showing of the American company’s products at a local trade show in Australia – at Visual Impact in Sydney on 12-14 September at Sydney Olympic Park.

    The debut Australian trade fair showing of the Kern kit comes after the Minnesota-based company named Positive Camtec as its exclusive Australian distributor for its range of laser cutters and engraving systems.

    Although Kern Lasers already has a client base in Australia, the move to appoint Positive Camtec is a show of commitment to the market, providing current and new clients with the peace of mind of a local contact on both sales and technical aspects of the product range.

    “Our team at Positive Camtec has years of experience with laser engraving and cutting systems, and we are honoured to have been selected by Kern to add their high quality, feature rich platform to our product range” said Philip Trumble, managing director of Positive Camtec.

    Derek Kern, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Kern Lasers, said: “After much research into the Australian market, we chose Positive Camtec due to their knowledge and expertise, but importantly their proven track record of after sales technical service and support.

    “Our products have achieved an excellent reputation for build and cut quality, reliability and ease of use, and it was critical to find a partner who could meet our high expectations,” he said.

    Positive Camtec will have the Kern HSE large format laser engraver (pictured) and cutting machine on show at Visual Impact held in Sydney from 12-14 September, and will carry out personalised demonstrations from its Silverwater facility following the show.

    The HSE machine on show utilizes a 150 watt laser source and is able to cut and engrave plastics, metal, timber, fabric, paper, card and many other materials, as well as offering three dimensional and photo engraving.

    “We are looking forward to show and demonstrate the Kern HSE Laser at visual Impact 2013” said Adriano Gut, sales and marketing manager of Positive Camtec. “It will be the first time a Kern Laser has been on show at a trade show in Australia, and we are expecting to generate a lot of interest in the entire Kern range.”

  • swissQprint delivers 9-picolitre droplet size

    Digital wide format press manufacturer, swissQprint, is sharpening up its image after introducing a nine-picolitre droplet size for its inkjet system among with a new ‘efficiency-boosting’ print mode. 

    The Swiss manufacturer says the new droplet size gives users an additional production mode for ultra-exacting photo print work with fine colour gradations, suitable for subjects that require uniform expanses of colour without screening artefacts, and reproduction of fine detail.

    According to swissQprint, the nine-picolitre droplet size can be integrated immediately and at no extra cost on all three of its wide format models, the Oryx, Impala and Nyala (pictured). However, the usual 14-picolitre droplet size will remain the default option.

    With the new option, the output software automatically selects the nine-picolitre droplet size when RIPing print files for fine art applications. With light shades in use, the maximum visual resolution on the substrate reaches 2160 dpi. Small print runs and prototypes may be displayed confidently alongside offset reproductions.

    The new droplet size was announced at Fespa 2013 in London late last month, along with the company’s Nyala inkjet system featuring a new, reinforced roll-to-roll option. The 3.2m wide large format printer can now handle rolls weighing up to 180 kg. The roll retainers have a correspondingly robust build quality, with controller finesse and simplicity of material handling as further persuasive points.

    The company also demonstrated its tandem print mode at Fespa 2013, which it says presented an efficiency-boosting print mode, which keeps the machine running non-stop and reduces waiting times. The mode is available for all three swissQprint inkjet systems; Oryx, Impala and Nyala – all of which are distributed locally through Positive Camtec.

    According to swissQprint, the tandem function will be of interest to anyone wanting to achieve the greatest possible output for serial production in digital printing. With the tandem function, the print table is loaded as usual from the front and the print job is started. Whilst the machine processes the first job, the operator starts to load the rear half of the table.

    The printing beam moves to the rear and continues the printing process as soon as the front job is finished and the operator confirms that the rear job is ready to start. The operator meanwhile removes the finished prints from the front area and prepares the next substrates for printing, so production continues until the series is finished.

    The tandem function is designed for large series of smaller substrates. The print images can be identical or different. One conceivable use is the personalisation of direct marketing media produced using an offset process.

  • Website launch for Positive Camtec

    Positive Camtec has launched a brand new web site, offering a fresh clean look, easier navigation and a fully integrated e-commerce engine.

    “It’s been a long time in the making, but we were pleased to finally be able to go live”, said Philip Trumble, Managing Director of Positive Camtec.

    “The new web site will be a real asset to our current and new clients, offering information on our wide product range with brochure and video downloads and fast ordering of consumable products” said Adriano Gut (pictured), Sales & Marketing Manager of Positive Camtec. “It will simplify the ordering process, allow clients to look up past orders for fast reordering, process payments and choose shipping methods.”

    The new web site is also integrated with Positive Camtec social media, offering direct access to their Facebook and Twitter feeds for the very latest information. “Facebook allows us to communicate in a unique way, in a social way, but we find that many in our target market are not avid Facebook users” said Trumble. “Integrating Facebook and Twitter into our new website will mean and information and news is delivered quickly and easily.”

    Positive Camtec’s new website can be accessed at www.positivecamtec.com.au Users can shop online and use guest checkout, or can register for a free account which will allow access for fast reordering, account history and personalised interaction.

  • Positive Camtec opens up

    Positive Camtec is holding an open house event set to kick off at 11AM on Tuesday 16 April at its office in Silverwater, Sydney.

    Among a wide range of products on show, a special highlight will be on the brand new Roland XF640 as a Dye Sublimation Printer, the Roland XR640 Print and Cut machine and the swissQprint Nyala UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printer.

    “Positive Camtec offer a wide range of product specifically designed for the sign, graphics and display industries, yet often we find that many are unaware of all the products we carry” said Adriano Gut (pictured), Sales & Marketing manager of Positive Camtec. “Our Open House is the perfect way for the industry to see all the products we have to offer, and how they work together as an integrated solution for many applications.”

    Formal presentations will be held throughout the day and food and drinks will be provided. For all who would like to attend, registrations can be made at http://positivecamtec.eventbrite.com.

  • Positive Camtec Open House

    Positive Camtec is holding an open house event set to kick off at 11AM on Tuesday 16 April at its office in Silverwater, Sydney.

    Among a wide range of products on show, a special highlight will be on the ALL NEW Roland XF640 as a Dye Sublimation Printer, the Roland XR640 Print and Cut machine and the swissQprint Nyala UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printer.

    “Positive Camtec offer a wide range of product specifically designed for the sign, graphics and display industries, yet often we find that many are unaware of all the products we carry” said Adriano Gut (pictured), Sales & Marketing manager of Positive Camtec. “Our Open House is the perfect way for the industry to see all the products we have to offer, and how they work together as an integrated solution for many applications.”

    Formal presentations will be held throughout the day and food and drinks will be provided. For all who would like to attend, registrations can be made at http://positivecamtec.eventbrite.com.

  • The winds of change – 10 July 2012

    New MD for positive Camtec

    Positive Camtec has appointed a new managing director, with its former technical director, Philip Trumble this week taking the reigns.

    The local print equipment distributor has appointed Trumble as its new managing director after more than 15 years with the company. In a statement, the Positive Camtec said he had ‘great experience in all facets of the industry.’

    Trumble (pictured) says the new role looks forward to challenges that will be thrown his way in a rapidly changing industry.

    “In an ever changing economic climate and rapidly developing industry there will be many challenges ahead for all businesses. I look forward to working with my team to overcome these challenges and continue our growth as a company,” says Trumble.

    The company’s former managing director, Ray Clarke, stepped down from the role due to family commitments. He says that, “it has been a pleasure serving as managing director of Positive Camtec over the past 20 years, we have cemented ourselves as a leading supplier in the industry and I am very proud of the achievements of our close knit team. I fully support Philip in his new role and have full confidence in his commitment and abilities.”

    Clarke will still be associated with Positive Camtec in a consultative role.

    Marshmedia moves

    Print and design business, Marshmedia, is on its way to Alexandria, with the company this week beginning its migration westward from its current location in Edgecliff.

    The machines will be run down by the end of this week to be packed up and shipped to the new location, 163-173 McEvoy Street in Sydney’s Alexandria, with the new space offering a substantial increase in operational space.

    “The new space is approximately ten times the size at least,” says the company’s sales manager, Corey O’Connor. “The current office is about 75 sq metres, and we’re moving up to about 250 square metres.

    The new location will enable the business to expand its offering in hybrid offset and digital printing, in addition to its existing product range, which includes wide format.

    “We’re looking to grow with the purchase of hybrid offset and digital printers. It’s about being able to give our clients the quickest turnaround time as jobs come in,” says O’Connor. “We’ll have street frontage and areas to do vehicle wrapping, being able to output larger items, getting to a standard being able to do everything onsite too. We want to do all our own printing in-house.”

    Schultz joins Drake

    Industry recruiter, David Schultz, has been welcomed into the fold by Drake International, with the recruitment company employing his expertise and knowledge to recruit within the local printing industry.

    In his new role, Schultz will be lending the recruiter his skills in the Commercial Printing, and Digital Media subsectors of the market.

    Schultz has spent the past 15 years in the recruitment industry as a senior recruiter in media, advertising and print communications. He has recruited senior operations managers and pre press managers to some of Australia’s largest commercial printing companies.

    His skills as a senior recruitment executive are highly regarded and he has been retained as a specialist in print communications having implemented design teams for some of Australia’s peak financial institutions.

    Schultz is a journalism graduate and has completed tertiary studies in print production and graphic design. He has held the positions of feature writer and contributor for one of Australia’s top advertising and marketing weekly publications, and also spent time as an in-house staff writer for global finance and travel services company, American Express, before turning his hand at Recruitment.