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Integrate is being held in Sydney from 17-19 August. It is Australia's leading platform dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of AV to transform customer experiences. It empo...
August 09 2022
Integrate is being held in Sydney from 17-19 August. It is Australia's leading platform dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of AV to transform customer experiences. It empowers the AV industry and technology professionals to share insights, source the latest in technology and collaborate to harness the potential of AV technologies. It is dedicated to bringing real world innovation directly to Asia Pacific AV buyers and driving the next revolution of AV and Digital Signage evolution.
As an Integrate supporting partner, ASGA has secured a 10% discount for its members to attend the optional Integrate & AVIXA Speaker Series being run in conjunction with the free expo.
“With digital signage playing a such a key role in signage today, we see this partnership as an opportunity to educate the sign industry on the latest products and trends in this space,” said ASGA President, Mick Harrold.
“Integrate visitors will be able to see the latest advances in LCD, LED and Projection as well the newest products on the market to help create immersive digital experiences. The optional Integrate & AVIXA Speaker Series that is being held in conjunction with the expo includes the topic ‘Digital Signage – Market Trends & Drivers & New Approaches to Integration’. With knowledge being key to having a competitive edge in the sign industry, this topic will be of interest to sign makers that currently offering or are seeking to offer, digital signage technology to their customers.”
Epson returns to EduTech this year showcasing its popular range of education technology solutions, including ultra-short throw laser projectors and Heat-Free Technology printers, from 10 - ...
August 09 2022
Epson returns to EduTech this year showcasing its popular range of education technology solutions, including ultra-short throw laser projectors and Heat-Free Technology printers, from 10 - 11 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on stand 222.
While conventional whiteboards and panels are limited to pre-determined height and width, projectors have no such constraints. At EduTech Epson will demonstrate how you can easily set the size of the interactive area to fit the available space in your classroom.
You will also discover the Epson Inkjet advantage on their stand by comparing the performance of inkjet and laser devices which will help you make a sustainable printing choice. With less energy use and fewer replacement parts,
Epson Heat-Free Technology increases productivity and reduces environmental impact without compromise.
Visitors to Epson’s stand will also be able to see exactly why ‘Size Matters’, particularly for education environments, by comparing different screen sizes and viewing angles on the stand.
Featured in this space and powered by breakthrough laser technology, will be the interactive EB-1485Fi projector demonstrating how you can transform yesterday’s classroom into tomorrow’s collaborative learning space. It will compare a projected image onto 120-inch screen alongside a 75-inch panel for a true comparison.
WorkForce Pro WF-C579R printer
In the Heat-Free Technology area Epson will demonstrate its WorkForce Pro WF-C579R printer, bringing its signature inkjet technology, with low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity, to workgroups wanting A4 mono and colour print capability. The multi-function WF-C579R colour printer offers significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings. The impressive ink yields of up to 50,000 pages for black and 20,000 pages for colour – amongst the highest in the segment – help to deliver this low TCO, while offering minimal user intervention.
August 09 2022
Jet Technologies is thrilled to be expanding into a new, substantially larger Victorian HQ. Almost 3 times larger than our existing site, the expanded site allows us to stock a wider range of products in Victoria, enabling us to better serve our Victorian clients.
Please note that there will be no despatches on Friday 19th of August from Melbourne due to the move.
Kindly update your records with our new address:
Jet Technologies Victoria
7 Yazaki Way, Carrum Downs VIC 3201
For any inquiries, please contact customer service on 02 8399 4999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 02 2022
As Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables this acquisition further solidifies Ball & Doggett’s already strong position as a leading supplier into the Signage market.
Conect Enterprises was established in 1985 and is privately owned by Tony & Pam Coniglio, who will stay with the business for a short transition period. Conect has offices and distribution sites in both NSW and Victoria.
This is an exciting next step in our diversification strategy and we welcome the Conect Team into the Ball & Doggett (JP) family. This partnership will serve to provide greater value for the combined customer and supplier base as well as our staff.
Conect will continue to trade independently for the time being to ensure a smooth transition for staff, customers and suppliers.
Tony Coniglio, owner of Conect, says ‘’this acquisition is good for our customers, suppliers and staff. Ball & Doggett have the resources and infrastructure to take the business forward. It is about leveraging our combined strengths to provide greater value and options to support our customers”.
For further information contact Tony Bertrand, National Marketing Manager Ball & Doggett 0409 206 235 or contact email@example.com
Solimar Systems, Inc., the provider of leading workflow software solutions for print production and digital communications, has released version 9.2 of its dynamic output management suite, Solimar® Print Director™ Enterprise (SPDE).
SPDE plays a crucial role in the overall Solimar Chemistry™ platform, providing an onramp to PDF-centric workflows while offering robust data optimizations, conversions, job management, and device connectivity for non-PDF workflows. SPDE connects host computers to production print devices that normally do not directly interact, to provide a powerful enterprise output management system.
Enhanced with new capabilities to expand its application and ease of use, SPDE version 9.2 features an intuitive operator interface for improved overall job control, enhanced IPP security for compliance, and introduces new Job Definition Format (JDF) compatibility to better control finishing elements of the print process.
JDF Finishing Controls remove the need to convert PDF files into PostScript or other formats to further optimize the workflow. PDF finishing information in SPDE 9.2 is controlled by a rules-based system of JDF commands using conditional logic to map PDF file finishing commands to the required JDF format, saving processing and production time. Printers can now edit, maintain and add finishing commands throughout a PDF workflow, even when the source file is not PDF, thus supporting multiple industry standards.
With Solimar’s continued focus on data security, the Secure IPP Print Server™ within SPDE 9.2 now features additional authentication support, further strengthening this crucial capability. Other enhancements include an expanded API for the submission of jobs, font upgrades, and job ticket conversions.
The award-winning ReadyPDF® optimization module has been enhanced in version 9.2 with new features to expand its applications and simplify its user interface. ReadyPDF now includes a new Preflight Mode that can detect certain PDF characteristics, such as image and text properties, and invoke necessary optimizations as needed. For example, if a user needs to flatten transparencies in a PDF, ReadyPDF can determine if there are transparency elements in the file. If no transparency elements are used, those jobs can bypass the flattening process, saving significant processing time.
ReadyPDF is available as a module within SPDE 9.2 and as a stand-alone subscription offering, ReadyPDF Prepress Server.
These additional capabilities underscore the flexibility and utility of SPDE for managing high-volume variable print. SPDE not only allows users to flexibly integrate various applications and printing systems, but to do so across a broad spectrum of data streams including AFP, IPDS, Xerox VIPP, PostScript, PCL, Xerox DJDE/Metacode, TIFF, and PDF. Moreover, SPDE is integrated with other components of the Solimar Chemistry™ platform to enable intelligent batching, job and piece-level tracking, postal optimization and other valuable capabilities."
Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer at Solimar Systems, comments: “We're thrilled to bring these major upgrades to our global customers. Some early adopters have shared that they are now able to retain jobs in-house that were previously outsourced which improves their overall ROI.” Rowan continues, “SPDE 9.2, and all of our innovative products, are off-the-shelf configurable by end users and do not require coding or custom services. Solimar solutions are available through our extensive partner network enabling customers to choose the best solutions for their production environment. This makes Solimar the preferred partner for many global businesses.”
Learn more about this latest SPDE upgrade in this short presentation: https://vimeo.com/718097877?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=50616180
August 02 2022
UV Unlimited allows you to print directly onto the UV transfer media and place a dishwasher-safe image to virtually any surface including glass, metal cups, rubber, wood, containers, plastics, sporting goods, industrial equipment, and more.
Xante Corporation is proud to introduce “UV Unlimited” the latest breakthrough in new UV print technology. UV Unlimited allows you to print directly onto the UV transfer media and place a dishwasher-safe image to virtually any surface including glass, metal cups, rubber, wood, containers, plastics, sporting goods, industrial equipment, and more.
Xante’s X-Series UV Inkjet Flatbed printers apply ink to a layer of clear glue transfer media. A second adhesive layer is then laminated to the printed sheet. Once the two sheets have bonded, the ink can then adhere to most any surface. It is the perfect solution. It is truly is UV unlimited.
Robert C. Ross, CEO and President of Xante, stated “UV Unlimited is clearly a breakthrough technology, vastly expanding the capabilities of UV printing. Paired with any of our X-series UV printers, UV Unlimited can create new, high-margin applications for our customers.”
The UV Unlimited Transfer System is now available for purchase and delivery. The system comes complete with everything needed to produce images that can be placed on nearly any surface. It includes a laminator that has been specifically calibrated to produce perfect transfer images, a starter pack of twenty A3 transfer media sheets, and one transfer media laminate roll. Additional transfer sheets and laminate rolls can be purchased as needed.
New Zealand Sign and Graphics distributor, Computaleta, have acqui...
July 26 2022
New Zealand Sign and Graphics distributor, Computaleta, have acquired a much larger building in Rosedale on the North Shore, Auckland, that will add another third capacity to their warehousing space in the city.
The new building, located at 9C Douglas Alexander Parade in Rosedale, will be operational from Monday, July 25.
Director, Arlette Farland (pictured right), says the additional space will enable them to better forward order and stock more products in light of the global supply chain issues.
“We’ve had a branch on the North Shore since 2003, and we are very grateful to those customers locally who support us. We must continue to invest in the area and in our stock to ensure consistency of supply to all our customers across Auckland. This larger building gives us the capacity to do so.”
Computaleta recently won HP’s Digital Partner of the Year Award, and the new purchase also executes its growth strategy for wide-format print hardware. It will eventually be home to a new flatbed showroom for HP and Summa.
“We want New Zealand sign and print companies to have access to the very best in sustainable technology, and this new purchase will be the Flatbed Home in Auckland for HP and Summa’s best printing and finishing equipment.”
The company also has a large warehouse and branch in Onehunga that they purchased in January 2021, as well as four other locations throughout New Zealand.
- New generation film Supreme PPF Xtreme to safeguard vehicles’ painted surfaces
July 19 2022
- New generation film Supreme PPF Xtreme to safeguard vehicles’ painted surfaces
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions today launched its next generation paint protection film, SupremeTM PPF Xtreme, aimed at empowering vehicle owners to safeguard their investment against the impact of extreme environmental conditions in Australia and New Zealand.
Built on the foundation of Avery Dennison’s top-of-the-range paint protection film, the new Supreme PPF Xtreme is a step forward in performance with an extended 10-year warranty across all zones, optimised installation performance, and enhanced self-healing and stain resistance.
“As materials science is in our DNA, the Avery Dennison team is driven to meet the constantly evolving needs of our customers through innovation,” said Chris Sherry, Senior Product Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “We are, therefore, proud to announce significant technological upgrades to our premium paint protection film, creating the new Supreme PPF Xtreme.”
“The new Supreme PPF Xtreme will help owners safeguard the painted surfaces of their vehicles against the impact of challenging road and environmental conditions across the ANZ region.”
The new Supreme PPF Xtreme, designed to answer vehicle owners’ need for a highly durable film for the extreme environment in the ANZ region, is a virtually invisible ultra gloss, non- yellowing, and self-healing polyurethane film that enhances a car’s appearance and preserves its resale value.
“Throughout our product development stage, we engaged with our installer community intending to deliver a film that not only protects against impacts from road debris, and environmental contamination, but also installs efficiently,” added Chris. “We want to ensure the best installation experience for our installers. We are confident that the new Supreme PPF Xtreme has the right balance of conformability and adhesive tack, giving installers of all levels faster and easier installation the first time.”
The Supreme PPF Xtreme is available through our authorised Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions distributors in Australia and New Zealand. We invite automotive businesses and installers to be an Avery Dennison [Insider] to receive priority news and alerts from the company directly at
Epson has celebrated its global number 1 market share1 status in Continuous Ink Supply System printers – where Epson’s EcoTank models account for over 65%2 of all printers sold in the category in Australia alone – with its second TV, radio, VOD and digital campaign fronted by comedy legend Jimeoin in Australia and New Zealand.
The two-month campaign incorporates multiple channels including free-to-air and catch-up television, digital, radio and social media and sees Jimeoin front and centre promoting Epson’s EcoTank printers and how they are easy to use with their supersized ink tanks that come with enough ink in the box to print thousands of pages.
Cumulative global sales of Epson’s EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers recently topped 67.9 million units3. Epson first launched EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010, in Indonesia. EcoTank’s popularity then grew consistently, and the range is now sold in over 170 countries and regions across the world.
As well as selling over 67.9 million units, by saving on plastic, which is the main component of ink cartridges, CO2 emissions are considerably lower than they would have been if all these units had been cartridge printers4.
By using big refillable ink tanks, EcoTank printers can save you thousands of dollars compared to cartridge-based printers. Also, as EcoTank printers use Epson’s patented Heat-Free PrecisionCore™ printheads, they consume less energy too, especially compared to power-hungry laser printers. When, eventually, an EcoTank does run out of ink, refill bottles start from as low as just $14.99 each for thousands more pages worth of ink and continued hassle-free printing.
To mark the new campaign Jimeoin also gave a hilarious performance to all of Epson Australia and New Zealand’s staff at their recent “Kick Off” meeting at Commbank Stadium in Parramatta.
Epson has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a responsible investment (RI) index of FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange Group company. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Epson has been selected.
Epson aspires to achieve sustainability and enrich communities over the long term. Epson sees its inclusion in this index as objective evidence that its efforts to address environmental and social issues are recognised, and that it is seen as a sustainable company.
Epson is committed to co-creating sustainable and enriched communities by addressing solutions to environmental problems and other societal issues, as well as by providing surprise and delight that exceed customer expectations. This commitment is aligned with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
Epson will contribute to the achievement of a better and more sustainable future as envisioned by the SDGs by using their efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technology to connect people, things, and information and by applying new ideas and methods to create fresh value.
The FTSE4Good Index Series was created by global index provider FTSE Russell and is designed to measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good Index Series is widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
Transparent management and clearly defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools to be used by a wide variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products. FTSE4Good indexes can be used in four main ways:
• Financial products - as tools in the creation of index-tracking investments, financial instruments or fund products focused on sustainable investment.
• Research - to identify environmentally and socially sustainable companies.
• Reference - as a transparent and evolving global ESG standard against which companies can assess their progress and achievement.
• Benchmarking - as a benchmark index to track the performance of sustainable investment portfolios.
Epson’s CSR and SDGs
In the 2020 fiscal year, Epson identified four materialities (priority issues) that it should address in order to contribute to solutions to societal issues and progress toward its aspirational goal of achieving sustainability and enriching communities. Epson selected 12 key sustainability topics that it will act on to achieve the materialities.
After analysing the relationship between the 12 key sustainability topics and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on the 169 SDG targets, Epson found that the actions they are currently taking will contribute to all 17 of the SDGs (please click on the link below for more details).
Epson will help to achieve the SDGs by acting on the key sustainability topics, thereby achieving sustainability and enriching communities.
Meteor Inkjet Ltd, leading supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial inkjet, has developed a new electronics platform to avoid reliance on key computer chips that are in worldwide short supply in 2022.
Meteor’s Print Controller Card (PCC) is used by hundreds of OEM customers around the world to synchronise image data sent by a PC to arrays of printheads including those by Epson, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC, Xaar and Xerox. The PCC was reliant upon an electronic component which is in critically short supply this year, potentially delaying more than £4 million (British pounds) of printhead drive electronics.
Anticipating these long-term supply issues, Meteor embarked upon a fast-track project to rearchitect the PCC. In quick response to the diminishing availability of alternative components, Meteor identified a suitable replacement chip that was freely available in high volume, taking the unusual step to acquire more than a year’s supply of the new chip before even starting development. The risk of this decision paid off, and Meteor’s new PCC2 print controller is now shipping in production quantities.
“Meteor’s products are trusted as the most reliable components with which to build an industrial inkjet printer,” said Jonathan Wilson, Meteor’s vice president of business development. “Our customer base, having grown over the last decade to make Meteor the largest datapath supplier in the industry, had to wait for us to find a solution to what continues to be the worst chip supply shortage ever. I am delighted that their patience is now being rewarded, and we will quickly clear the order backlog that developed over the last two quarters.”
During the PCC2 development, Meteor worked closely with a handful of companies including Dantex Digital, a leading digital press manufacturer and long-time Meteor customer. Richard Hall, Dantex R&D director, comments, “We have been pleased to participate as a beta site for Meteor’s PCC2 development. Supply chain issues, and particularly shortages of electronic components, have taken their toll and we are happy to work with collaborative partners that demonstrate resilience and customer focus.”
Clive Ayling, Meteor’s managing director, comments, “It is a source of immense pride for everyone at Meteor that this enormous task has been achieved. In particular, praise is due to our engineering team in Cambridge who pivoted their attention to this one project which has resulted in a robust,
backward-compatible replacement product for our customers in record time.”
The advanced chipset used in the PCC2 brings with it increased speed as well as the potential for future functionality enhancements. For now, Meteor’s customers and partners are relieved to have once again an abundant supply of print controllers. The industrial inkjet industry, which is accustomed to year-on-year growth in breadth of application and penetration into markets previously dominated by conventional printing or manufacturing, now has an essential component back in production.
Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced a fourth round of 2022 training dates for the company’s successful Roland Academy Online courses, including two sessions of the newly developed course for BN-20/20A customers.
As packaging companies around the world recognise the need to innovate to survive and thrive, Esko is launching its latest software release that empowers businesses to improve ways of working, eradicate waste and optimise operational processes.
“Innovation and change are inherent in any packaging business but driving and implementing that innovation is a challenge that can sometimes be difficult to achieve,” said Jan De Roeck, Esko Director of Marketing, Industry Relations and Strategy. “Many businesses, in the face of challenging market conditions, insecurity, and volatility, freeze investments in response. However, the opposite reaction is more appropriate. Investing in accelerating digital transformation maintains competitive advantage and efficiently deals with profitability pressures. We also know it is equally important that these innovations are integrated quickly and smoothly to ensure businesses achieve demonstrable improvements and a speedy return on investment.
“That’s why, as a reliable business partner, Esko is releasing its software version 22.07 bringing to market new technology developments that will advance the industry, whilst also equipping customers with the toolkit they need to realise the true potential of our technology.”
Esko Release 22.07 includes a host of new features, including:
• Inspection for digitally printed labels - a new complete print inspection solution for digitally printed labels
• AVT AutoSet for packaging – first of its kind automated print inspection settings for maximum efficiency and productivity
• Solvent Saver in Flexo Engine – delivers a solvent reduction of up to 20% in flexo production
• Cape Pack – the first solution to offer customers a cloud-based workflow for palletisation and logistics optimisation
• Automated Packshots – creates hyper-realistic packaging images that are perfectly rendered for your clients’ use with easy-to-use design and 3D tools
• ArtPro+ – upgrades include printing unit support and seamless repeat layout creation, as well as folding carton improvements and a new usage dashboard
• WebCenter – enhanced usability features to improve ease of use and maximise productivity and efficiency
• ArtiosCAD – new FEFCO parametric standards added to the library
“At Esko, our close relationship with customers and partners enables us to quickly respond to specific market trends. “With this latest software release we address today’s market needs and ensure our innovations significantly improve customer outcomes,” said Jan. “We are focused on helping businesses not only successfully adopt new technology, but also to make best use of it to deliver immediate results and meet the challenges they face today and tomorrow.”
Jan said the new Esko Release 22.07 will be launched at a live webinar event on Tuesday, 12th July. “We will demonstrate how Esko hardware and software solutions enable businesses, both large and small, to improve ways of working, identify and eradicate waste, and optimise processes with these latest innovations,” he said. “Crucially, we’ll also bring into focus the investments and tools we have developed to help customers make the best use of our technology and achieve long-lasting change.”
For more information about the new features in Esko Release 22.07 and the full range of Esko software solutions, visit the Esko Innovation Hub here.