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  • + News from US: Mimaki releases new sublimation & industrial printers: the TS100-1600 and Tiger 1800B MkIII

    Mimaki has released the new TS100-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer for textile and apparel applications, as well..

    02 February 2021


    Mimaki has released the new TS100-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer for textile and apparel applications, as well the upgrade of its Tiger-1800B textile inkjet printer, all scheduled for availability from February 2021.

    The TS100-1600 is the latest addition and entry-level model to the Mimaki 100 Series and offers an excellent balance of operation performance, image quality, speed, and cost.

    The 1.600 mm printer achieves high productivity with a print speed of 70-sqm per hour and uses Mimaki’s SB610 ink, available in one-litre bottles which is said to reduce running costs (compared to the standard 440 cc cartridges) and enables stable, long-term operation due to the reduced frequency of ink replacement.

    The printer is also equipped with a variety of features, including the Nozzle Check Unit (NCU), Nozzle Recovery System (NRS), and Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS4) to ensure stable, high-quality prints. Its new Dot Adjustment System (DAS) function is useful for automated dot position correction and media feeding, which drastically reduces the workload of the operator.

    The TS100-1600 is compatible with Mimaki’s original RIP software – the TxLink4 Lite and the RasterLink7.

    As well as the new TS100-1600, Mimaki has also upgraded its Tiger 1800B industrial textile printer and belt conveying system. The new MkIII is available in two models, one for printing direct to textile (with 16 printheads) and the other for printing to sublimation transfer papers (with 8 printheads).

    The ‘Mimaki printer controller’ touchscreen is a new feature, designed to enhance the stability and accuracy of the printer.

    The Tiger-1800B MkIII achieves a maximum print speed of 385 sqm/h, includes a 10kg ink tank for low running costs, and is compatible with Mimaki’s TXLink4 RIP software. Upgraded from 8-bit to 16-bit rendering for smoother gradations, the printer also includes a 10GB Ethernet controller for faster data transfers.

    The Mimaki TS100-1600 and Tiger-1800B MkIII printers will be available worldwide from February 2021.

    www.mimaki.com





  • + New EFI VUTEk Q3r and Q5r Roll-to-Roll Printers Help Customers Achieve Superior Print Quality with Higher Productivity and Efficiency

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is setting new levels of production and efficiency for customers at the higher-volume end ..

    02 February 2021


    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is setting new levels of production and efficiency for customers at the higher-volume end of the superwide-format signage and display graphics market. The new EFI™ VUTEk® Q series product line delivers superior quality and a complete system solution with advanced roll-to-roll LED technology. The new EFI VUTEk Q3r and Q5r UV LED printers produce a wide range of challenging applications, like the most demanding premium POP with multi-layer white and cosmetics displays that demand the highest print quality to the highest volume campaigns that requires the lowest cost of production. The fastest, most productive roll-to-roll display graphics printers in their class, the 198-inch wide VUTEk Q5r printer runs at speeds up to 7,233 square feet (672 square meters) per hour, and the 138-inch wide VUTEk Q3r model prints up to 6,006 square feet (558 square meters) per hour.

    The VUTEk Q3r and Q5r printers, launched this week during EFI’s Engage virtual users event, take users beyond in many aspects including productivity and application reach and more so in its full system solution from file submission to finished print which is already cut to size and rolled and marked for the designated display location. Users benefit from throughput that can be up to a few times faster than existing models in the market.
     
    The world’s first VUTEk Q5r installation site, Yahav Digital Print, is a large wide-format print production company currently with four EFI roll-to-roll printers and many more throughout its history. Zevik Nur, CEO of Yahav Digital Print, found the new capabilities of the Q5r go above and beyond just faster print to also deliver a complete full system solution from file submission to finishing.
     
    “Our new VUTEk Q5r was installed in October of 2020, and we have been running it in full production ever since,” Nur said. “It has exceeded all our expectations in terms of reliability, production speeds, print quality, ink consumption, media utilisation and ease of use. We can shift a lot of jobs to the new Q5r, and our customers are highly satisfied with our ability to shorten lead time and produce even higher quality prints at faster speeds.”
     
    Premium quality with UltraDrop Technology and LED imaging
     
    The new printers feature up to nine ink colours (standard CMYK and optional lc, lm, lk, white and clear coat), enabling exact customisation of each printer to users’ needs and strategies. They also boast EFI UltraDrop™ Technology, featuring native 7-picoliter printheads with multi-drop addressability for high-definition image quality. Users gain outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions, as well as precise and sharp 3-point size text with a true resolution of up to 1,200 dots per inch. Their UV LED curing ensures not only cost savings but also a more environmentally friendly printing solution, consuming less energy and enabling the use of thinner, heat-sensitive substrates.
     
    The printers also feature EFI’s “Power Tool” options for advanced productivity and capabilities, including in-line quality inspection, in-line slitting and cutting, roll and tape collection, auto-calibration, automated backlit printing, automated blockout printing and much more.
     
    David Aloni, CEO of Xtreme dpi, sees significant advantages in the printers’ efficiency and high-speed operation. “As part of our due diligence in selecting a new roll-to-roll printer, we ran the EFI VUTEk Q5r through its paces, including full production,” said Aloni. “It is the fastest printer in its class, achieving a record production speed. We have found its print quality to be second to none, even for the most challenging files and media types. It certainly surpass our production requirements in a high-quality, fast and consistent way.”
     
    New cloud connectivity, robust Fiery RIP and colour capabilities
     
    Newly designed mobile operator touch screen stations for the VUTEk Q3r and Q5r printers offer operators maximum convenience. The touch screen stations also direct users to new EFI IQ™ optional cloud-based applications for easy monitoring and analysis of production activity, resulting in actionable data that can help operations be even more efficient and profitable.
     
    Both printers include EFI’s industry-leading Fiery proServer Premium digital front end (DFE) with Fiery FAST RIP for accelerated file processing, maximising the printer investment by eliminating idle printer time. The printers’ Fiery DFE systems also include robust options such as Fiery Spot Color, Fiery Color Profiler Suite and Fiery Color Verifier for the ultimate in easy-to-use, proof-grade color management.
     
    “We designed the EFI VUTEk Q3r and VUTEk Q5r to go beyond printing to provide a complete print to finished graphic workflow – from RIP to finished product – on the same platform,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, EFI. “This new printer series is one big competitive edge for our customers, bringing unprecedented speed to our portfolio and a host of valuable features and options that take profitable roll-to-roll print production to a new, higher level.”





  • + Canon wins a full sweep of BLI Awards in 2021

    Canon has taken home two top honours at the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards in the Documen..

    02 February 2021


    Canon has taken home two top honours at the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards in the Document Imaging Software category from Keypoint Intelligenceii. Therefore has been awarded 2021 Outstanding Information Governance Solution for the third consecutive year, while uniFLOW Online has been awarded 2021 Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution.

    Keypoint Intelligence is the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and software solutions, with its BLI Software Pick Awards recognised as the best performing solutions currently available in the market. To achieve these top accolades, Therefore and uniFLOW Online underwent rigorous testing and were evaluated based on key attributes such as features, usability, and value.

    In achieving 2021 Outstanding Information Governance Solution, Keypoint Intelligence said of Therefore: “Canon Therefore is a highly customisable information management platform that delivers a powerful business process automation engine, complete and document management features, and much more. But it’s the solution’s strong security and information governance—including e-signature support, tight version control, audit trails detailing who accessed and/or made changes to documents, and automated data retention (and destruction) policies—that helped it earn its third straight Pick Award for Outstanding Information Governance Solution.”

    In achieving 2021 Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution, Keypoint Intelligence said of uniFLOW Online: “Canon uniFLOW Online has solidified its position as the leading cloud output management platform, delivering more features—including secure printing, cost tracking, mobile printing, and scan workflows—and better usability than Keypoint Intelligence has seen in most leading online print management packages. The latest version offers Microsoft Universal Print integration and improved scan workflow, security, device and print management, and mobile capabilities.”
    Canon Australia’s Ted Matsumoto, General Manager of B2B Product Marketing said Canon’s Australian business was honoured to be recognised for its ongoing dedication to document imaging software innovation.

    “BLI Awards from Keypoint Intelligence are one of the most respected and prestigious accolades in our industry and we’re thrilled to be recognised. To take home top honours for our Governance Solution three years in a row is a great achievement for our business as it not only acknowledges the quality of Canon’s technology, but the commitment of our team to provide the best information management solutions for our customers. In a year where agility and flexibility were paramount to businesses, our solutions were able to keep information accessible, secure and efficient, making life that little bit easier for Australians when they needed it most.”

    Since 2013, Canon has achieved 17 BLI Pick Awards for its Software/ Solution innovations and 1 Line of the Year Award) spanning categories including: Scan Capture and Processing; Cloud Output-Management; SMB Information Management and Workflow; and, Enterprise Output and Scan Management.

    For more information on Therefore, visit Canon.





  • + Currie Group Becoming Distribution Partner for EFI Display Graphics Solutions in Australia and New Zealand

    Following continued expansion in its customer base for display graphics digital inkjet technologies in Australia and New..

    02 February 2021


    Following continued expansion in its customer base for display graphics digital inkjet technologies in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has established a new distribution partnership for the two countries with Currie Group, the largest, independent, privately owned supplier to the printing industry in ANZ.
     
    EFI is currently working closely with Currie Group on sales activities planning, with go-to-market commencing in early 2021. Through the partnership, Currie Group will sell the broad portfolio of EFI™ Wide-Format UV LED printers. 
     
    Rodd Harrison, VP of Sales, Asia-Pacific for EFI said, “This new partnership will allow EFI to reach even more customers as we expand our growth. EFI is very committed to the market in Australia and New Zealand. The synergies to be created with Currie Group’s infrastructure and our leading portfolio are significant as a means to help customers thrive with digital wide-format printing.” 
     
    The new partnership comes amid a burgeoning expansion in wide-format print among EFI customers: Despite the pandemic, the company recorded nearly 20 new printer installations in ANZ over the course of the year.

    Currie Group, which has offices and staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, delivers technical service and support of the highest possible standard, while also distributing a range of quality equipment and consumables. Founded in 1949, the company has a long tradition in technical training and development and offers the latest best of breed technology available from leading prepress, print and finishing equipment manufacturers to provide a fully integrated print solution.
     
    David Currie, Executive Chairman for Currie Group said, “Currie Group continues to drive growth in our business and for our customers through digital transformation. Printing companies have many opportunities for growth with wide format, so we are excited to begin this new partnership to provide customers with EFI’s world-class, versatile UV LED solutions. The range of innovations available through EFI’s line-up of roll-to-roll, flatbed and hybrid printers opens up new, creative possibilities for our customers.”
     
    In anticipation of servicing the ANZ wide format market, Currie Group are thrilled to announce the appointment of Paul Whitehead as the wide format Business Unit Manager. Currie Group and EFI welcome Whitehead into this newly created role with the purpose of creating, managing and growing Currie Group and EFI’s presence in the wide format market. Both companies have confidence in Whitehead’s ability to create effective strategies and build strong relationships with new and existing customers.
     
    Whitehead has worked in the industry for the past 20 years, now returning home to Melbourne after most recently working abroad in Europe as an international marketing director within the wide-format sector.
     
    Whitehead commented, “To work for a highly respected Australian company, representing a market leading technology organisation that boasts an exciting product portfolio and equally impressive roadmap, is an amazing opportunity. I cannot wait to bring this strong combination to the Australian and New Zealand markets.”
     
    Currie Group welcomes all wide format enquiries via info@curriegroup.com.au. For more information about advanced EFI technologies for display graphics production, visit www.efi.com





  • + Epson launches EcoTank ad campaign with Jimeoin

    Epson has partnered with comedy legend Jimeoin, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best-known and most wel..

    02 February 2021


    Epson has partnered with comedy legend Jimeoin, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best-known and most well-loved entertainers, to launch a new nationwide advertising campaign for its EcoTank range of cartridge-free printers. The new campaign kicked off on Sunday, 24 January and incorporates multiple channels including free-to-air and catch-up television, radio, social media and in-store.
     
    As well as being a comedy staple in Australia and New Zealand for years, beloved for his thoroughly relatable and witty observations, Jimeoin is also a dedicated family man and knows all too well the frustration and expense of traditional cartridge printers. Epson EcoTank printers use easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks instead of cartridges that include enough ink in the box to print thousands of pages, which means less waste and fewer trips to the store. Jimeoin commented, “Cartridges do my head in. In the beginning you buy a cheap printer and then six months later the cartridges run out and they cost more than the printer. And you forget how to change the cartridges as they explained it six months ago, so it’s easier to buy a new printer than try to figure out how to change the cartridges.”



    By using big refillable ink tanks, EcoTank printers can save you thousands of dollars compared to cartridge-based printers. Not using cartridges also saves on plastic, which is the main component of ink cartridges and, because they use heat-free PrecisionCore™ print heads, EcoTank printers consume less energy too, especially compared to power-hungry laser printers. And when an EcoTank eventually 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.

    Jimeoin added, “It’s a great printer. It pretty much sells itself. I’m just getting in the way to be honest. But was glad of the gig!”



    Epson Australia MD Craig Heckenberg said, “There are few entertainers in Australia more recognisable and widely loved than Jimeoin and we are delighted to be partnering with him on this EcoTank campaign. Epson’s core mission is to exceed expectations by creating new value for our customers and providing solutions that help make life easier. EcoTank printers do all of that and more as they are a complete shift from what printing used to be. You can now print as much as you like without having to worry about cost or constantly buying ink cartridge refills. Jimeoin’s unique style will help spread the message that EcoTank is simply a better, more cost efficient, more enjoyable, more eco-friendly printing experience for all.”
     
    To learn more about EcoTank cartridge-free printers go to: www.epson.com.au/ecotank and www.epson.co.nz/ecotank





  • + EFI Fiery Command WorkStation Upgrade Continues to Offer Users Increasingly Higher Levels of Productivity

    The new version 6.6 of EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation® – the print job management interface used ac..

    02 February 2021


    The new version 6.6 of EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation® – the print job management interface used across all EFI Fiery platforms connected to digital print devices – delivers a host of productivity and quality enhancements. With its ongoing development of Fiery Command WorkStation, Electronics For Imaging, Inc., is dedicated to continuous improvement, helping users do work faster and manage their digital print operations better across multiple printers and locations. The new Command WorkStation version, to be demonstrated at EFI Engage global online users event, gives customers the power to produce higher quality print with fewer mistakes, while ensuring that their EFI Fiery investments continue to deliver exceptional value.
     
    “Since the early 1990s, and across millions of installations, EFI Fiery solutions have improved digital print production through both increased productivity and exceptional colour quality,” said John Henze, vice president, sales and marketing, EFI Fiery. “With this EFI Fiery Command WorkStation release, we continue to deliver on that promise in a big way, from job creation through finishing.”
     
    A key enhancement to Fiery Command WorkStation in this release is easy access to EFI IQ™, a suite of standard and optional cloud applications that connect people, processes, and print devices to enable better, data-driven decisions for print businesses. Creating an EFI IQ account is now faster and easier and can be done directly from Fiery Command WorkStation for instant access to production analytics, notification features and more.
     
    Operational consistency across multiple devices
     
    Early adopters, including the U.K.-based design and print agency Page Visions, are benefitting from the latest releases and ongoing advancements that Fiery Command WorkStation brings to businesses.
     
    “The latest features delivered in Fiery Command WorkStation make it more than just a pre-press and press operators’ tool,” said Tom Griffiths, Page Visions’ CEO. “Features such as Auto Reconnect, and the ability to manage our Fiery XF servers too means all Fiery Driven™ printers in the business are always available and can be viewed by all production staff.
     
    “The new Advanced Search with version 6.6 means we are able to get very granular with our job filtering and combine parameters such as stock to be used, product type, scheduled start time, customer, and more, creating production efficiencies. The ability to save these searches means operators share the same filters which delivers operational consistency. Plus, the fact that Fiery Command WorkStation’s stability is rock solid is also massive for us.”
     
    More productive, centralised job management
     
    As the print job management interface for Fiery digital front ends (DFEs), the new Command WorkStation version 6.6 makes printing more productive and powerful. In addition to its new cloud capabilities with EFI IQ for data analysis and metrics, key enhancements in this latest release include:
     
    More advanced job search capabilities for finding jobs based on multiple search criteria
     
    A new tool – Raster Curve Editor – that enables operators to perform late-stage colour edits to jobs directly from the job properties screen
     
    Easier editing of spot colours in Fiery Spot Pro while working within other Fiery Command WorkStation applications
     
    Support for the EFI ES-3000 colour measurement Instrument, supporting single-scan measurements in M1 and M2 modes with faster and more accurate readings.
     
    Also coming at the end of February is a new feature in EFI Fiery Impose software – a higher-level integration for the Duplo D-618 automatic finishing device, allowing operators to easily set up a custom imposition layout including cut, crease and perforation marks.
     
    EFI’s continued investment in Fiery Command WorkStation contributes significantly to the Fiery DFE’s status as the de facto standard for digital print production. This new offering continues EFI’s legacy of improvement and advancement for increased customer capabilities, with greater usability and productivity, faster Fiery installations across the network and increased efficiency for customers worldwide.
     
    For more information about the EFI Fiery Command WorkStation and other Fiery solutions and services for better, more-efficient, high-quality digital printing, visit www.efi.com or contact your local EFI representative.





  • + EFI VUTEk Portfolio Reaches Greater Heights in Throughput, TCO and Versatility with New XT Super High Speed Hybrid Printer

    The new EFI™ VUTEk® XT hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll display graphics printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc...

    02 February 2021


    The new EFI™ VUTEk® XT hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll display graphics printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. brings world-class innovations – including the next generation of multi-pass pin-and-cure imaging, ink delivery and dot placement technologies – to signage and graphics providers looking to address higher-volume needs with a reliable, premium-quality print solution offering a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
     
    The highest throughput ever for a VUTEk hybrid printer
     
    Announced during EFI’s Engage global users conference and available mid-year, the new VUTEk XT model is the redesigned, next-generation successor to the EFI VUTEk HS series of hybrid high-volume printers and will deliver an unprecedented productivity boost, printing more than 375 boards per hour – nearly twice the throughput of the VUTEk HS125 F4 printer.

    “Print businesses need the next level of capability with a lower TCO, and EFI has focused our global R&D expertise to meeting those goals with this printer and a complete EFI technology offering that together make super high speed inkjet display graphics a profitable reality for customers,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of worldwide corporate marketing, EFI. “The new VUTEk XT printer – with its outstanding quality, superior substrate capability, robust productivity and almost unheard-of ink yield – delivers greater versatility and value in the display graphics market.”
     
    Design innovation in hybrid pin-and-cure production
     
    The new VUTEk XT represents the next-generation hybrid architecture for EFI’s proven pin-and-cure technology, which sets UV ink using LED lamps for sharp definition and accurate placement, followed by a full UV cure at high production speeds.
     
    The printer includes a new media transport that eliminates the need for material edge guides, ensuring highly accurate registration and smooth transport of even thick boards. The printer’s new vacuum belt and vacuum table ably handle a wide range of materials. As a result, printing even difficult types of materials can be easy and accurate, reducing waste and improving overall throughput.
     
    The VUTEk XT also features superior front-to-back registration, within 1 mm, and produces boards in up to three printing lanes that can be the same or different files.
     
    CP5G – the best technology in ink delivery
     
    Another advantage, the XT model’s unique CP5G ink system, delivers complete ink circulation, superior dot placement, 5-picoliter drops and grayscale imaging – a robust combination of features that provides fine text imaging and near-lithographic quality without expanding beyond four-colour CMYK ink sets. CP5G also expands users’ capabilities further in media compatibility, providing improved adhesion to a broader range of substrates.
     
    In addition to the VUTEk XT setting a new image quality standard with its 4-colour grayscale printing, thanks to CP5G, the printer also gives customers the significant economic advantage of a 30-50% ink yield increase compared to other display graphics inkjet printers.
     
    Customers can choose from a number of automation options to configure the printer to their exact needs. This includes the ability to feed one or two large rolls of media, as well as three-quarter in and out and full pallet-to-pallet automation options. All options minimise the need for operator intervention and speed work through the printer.
     
    The EFI VUTEk XT is part of a new super high speed class of printers from EFI designed to drive the analog-to-digital transformation of display graphics into newer, even higher volumes. The super high speed portfolio also includes EFI’s successful VUTEk h5 hybrid UV LED printer with three-quarter automation and a new single-pass for display graphics UV LED printer that leverages EFI’s industry leading, award-winning Nozomi direct-to-board corrugated printing technology.
     
    More than a print device offering
     
    EFI addresses the growing market need for high-volume digital production with outstanding image quality, transport optimisation, and software performance on its super high speed display graphics solutions. In addition, EFI’s highly talented Professional Services team stands ready to assist customers with installation and training, along with additional offerings including development of new applications and business opportunities.
     
    EFI also leads the way with its integrated solutions platform to meet ever-changing market needs. That is where the company’s technology shines – from Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs), to the industry’s leading MIS/ERP workflow and web-to-print/eCommerce software offerings, EFI’s complete portfolio helps customers grow profitably, attract and retain new business, and provide a better, safer working environment for employees. The outstanding, versatile production and colour management capabilities of Fiery DFEs used to drive EFI super high speed printers optimise performance and colour management. And, new EFI IQ™ cloud solutions, including EFI Go for remote printing support, provide customers with stronger production management, data reporting and more.
     
    For more information on EFI’s portfolio of innovative solutions for display graphics production, visit www.efi.com





  • + Suppliers Urged to Act Quickly for PacPrint Funding

    Visual Connections is urging any company considering exhibiting at the PacPrint expo later this year to act immediately ..

    02 February 2021


    Visual Connections is urging any company considering exhibiting at the PacPrint expo later this year to act immediately to apply for funding which could cover 50% of participation costs up to the value of $250,000.

    The supplier association, which co-hosts and organises PacPrint and other industry expos and events, has been successful in having the industry’s leading trade show listed as eligible for Federal Government grants but, with the funding pool limited, CEO Peter Harper warns it’s ‘first in, best dressed’.

    “Visual Connections has been working with the Exhibitions & Events Association of Australia and other event industry associations to ensure PacPrint exhibitors can apply for a share of the $50 million assistance package announced by the Federal Government late last year,” Harper said this morning.

    “We are delighted that we have achieved eligibility, with PacPrint included on the recently-released list of approved events, however the funding is available only through application by participating exhibitors…and with a cap on the total grants available, organisations will have to move quickly to claim a share.”

    To qualify, organisations must have reserved their space and completed a booking form for the show, which will run from 28 September to 1 October at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. There is a minimum spend of $20,000, however successful exhibitors will be able to claim up to 50% of virtually all their participation costs, from stand design and build, to transport, signage, sponsorship, marketing, flights and accommodation, and more, up to a maximum of $250,000.

    To assist with the process, Visual Connections has also briefed a specialist company, Export Solutions, to assist exhibitors. With more than 20 years’ experience accessing such grants, the company has an experienced team with members all across Australia and work on a ‘fee for success’ basis.

    “Export Solutions can help with strategic advice to maximise the grant and your prospects of approval, prepare and lodge the applications and identify key documents required for that process, and liaise with the assessors, drawing on their experience to help answer any questions or requests that may arise during the assessment,” Harper explains.

    “Visual Connections has negotiated a flat fee for all PacPrint exhibitors, of 6% plus GST of the actual grant approved, with 50% payable on approval and signing of the grant agreement, and the balance on receipt of the funding. This percentage will be reduced on any amount received over $40,000.”





  • + Roland Academy Online Training 2021 Bookings Now Available!

    Following on from the success of Roland Academy Online Training launched in 2020, Roland DG are once again running the c..

    02 February 2021


    Following on from the success of Roland Academy Online Training launched in 2020, Roland DG are once again running the courses in 2021. 

    Increase Your Efficiency and Productivity Online 

    With face-to-face training remaining on hold for now, Roland DG will once again run online training courses so you can increase your efficiency and productivity, no matter where you are located. The courses are delivered online by expert Roland DG trainers to a small group, to encourage participation and interaction with attendees. 

    Course Detail 

    Explore VersaWorks Basics, how to improve your Cutting workflow, or increase your understanding of Colour and Profiles in these short 1-to-2-hour sessions. For customers running a Roland DG UV printer, check out our UV Features and Functions course.  

    Sessions are as follows:
    Session 1 – Basics
    Session 2 – Advanced Features: Cutting
    Session 3 – Advanced Features: Understanding Colour
    Session 4 – Advanced Features: Understanding Profiles
    Session 5 – UV Features and Functions

    Feedback from 2020’s Courses

    After attending one of the courses, Arn Betteridge from Signature Clothing discovered printer settings that result in "both time saving and better organisation of my workflow." Barbie Freeman from Ratbag Industries thought that the trainer showed "professionalism and great knowledge" and Ken Douglas from Perth Stitchings said: "I find these sessions really relevant and I would definitely like them to continue". 

    Book Your Place Today! 

    Initial dates have been locked in for 2021, and tickets are now available to purchase online. With only 8 spots per course and a starting price of just $29 inc GST, you will need to get in quick to secure your place. Click here to book. 





  • + EFI Engage Worldwide Conference Features Breakthrough Product Launches and Exceptional Educational Opportunities to Help Customers Create Success in 2021

    The first-ever worldwide virtual users’ conference for Electronics For Imaging, Inc. customers, EFI™ Engage,..

    26 January 2021


    The first-ever worldwide virtual users’ conference for Electronics For Imaging, Inc. customers, EFI™ Engage, features groundbreaking new innovations that accelerate customers’ ability to profitably and efficiently transition from analog to digital printing. The Jan. 25-Feb. 5 event features a virtual exhibition hall, along with demos and presentations on advanced Productivity Suite MIS/ERP, inkjet printing, and Fiery® digital front end (DFE) solutions. Advanced superwide-format inkjet technologies at Engage include a new, higher-throughput VUTEk® XT hybrid device – one of multiple superwide-format display graphics production solutions launching at the event.
     
    In addition to workshops, presentations, seminars and discussions on commercial printing, packaging and inkjet display graphics applications, EFI Engage will be the first global EFI users conference to feature a full training track on industrial textile printing, with training and demos on the full portfolio of EFI Reggiani digital production solutions for apparel and textile manufacturing.
     
    The event features comprehensive training for corrugated and other package converting applications, as well as introductory sessions detailing important opportunities in the building materials market, including EFI Cretaprint® tile decoration solutions along with high-quality industrial digital production applications using EFI Cubik single-pass printers for digital wood staining and decoration.
     
    “EFI Engage features a wealth of content and information to help customers learn about important new opportunities, as well as gain actionable ideas that can propel them into a more efficient and profitable ‘next normal’ phase of business,” said EFI Chairman and CEO Jeff Jacobson. “Attendees will learn about the strengths they can create in the future with leading-edge workflow innovation, along with the important expansion in print’s analog-to-digital evolution that comes with our newest, most-advanced inkjet solutions.”
     
    Superior digital print across markets with EFI’s leading portfolio
     
    New solutions premiering during Engage include:
     
    The new version 9 releases in EFI’s Productivity Suite offerings, which provide comprehensive, validated, end-to-end business and production management workflows for commercial print, mailing, display graphics, publication and packaging operations – based on EFI’s industry-leading MIS/ERP platforms, including Monarch, Pace™, Radius®, CTI and Technique software.
     
    EFI’s new super-high-speed VUTEk XT hybrid printer – a breakthrough solution designed to drive a significant reduction in total cost of ownership with superior throughput exceeding 375 boards per hour, innovative ink delivery, and the power of EFI’s integrated workflow. New CP5G ink delivery technology on the printer delivers complete ink circulation, superior dot placement, 5-picoliter drops and greyscale imaging – a robust feature set provides fine text imaging and near-lithographic imaging with a four-colour CMYK ink sets.
     
    A second super-high-speed product, a Single-Pass for Display Graphics printer optimised for high-volume production on signage media at speeds up to 1,000 sheets per hour.
     
    EFI’s fastest roll-to-roll superwide-format printers – new 138- and 198-inch wide EFI VUTEk Q3r and Q5r UV LED printers that deliver expanded capabilities for a wide range of challenging, high-volume applications, with premium features such as multi-layer white and high-value in-line finishing, collection and auto backlit and blockout options that help users achieve a remarkably low total cost of operation.
     
    The newest release of EFI’s Fiery Command WorkStation® management interface, version 6.6, which delivers the company’s most-robust search interface capabilities and powers faster curve and spot-colour editing capabilities, along with access to a host of additional features, such as the EFI IQ™ suite of cloud-based applications to help printing businesses extract value from data to minimise bottlenecks, optimise equipment utilisation and achieve higher print quality.
     
    The latest version of Fiery JobFlow™, a prepress production automation solution that now gives users the power to significantly upscale images with excellent output quality, reorganise PDF pages to make long jobs more manageable, and collect jobs based on time to ensure meeting production deadlines.
     
    Through more than 200 online conference sessions, EFI Engage highlights the expanded possibilities print and packaging businesses can achieve with leaner, faster, more-efficient and more integrated print production. The new EFI Fiery Command WorkStation offering – the free, market-leading, central interface used to direct hundreds of thousands of Fiery Driven™ digital print devices around the world – helps users manage their digital print operations better, even across multiple printers and locations, and produce higher quality print with fewer mistakes.
     
    Industry-leading digital print capabilities to drive opportunity
     
    One early Fiery Command WorkStation 6.6 user, Tom Griffiths, CEO of Slough, England-based design and print agency Page Visions, drives more efficient work when creating and managing jobs – especially through the ability to create and save very specific searches.
     
    “The latest features delivered in Fiery Command WorkStation make it more than just a pre-press and press operators’ tool,” said Griffiths. “The new Advanced Search with version 6.6 means we are able to get very granular with our job filtering and combine parameters to create production efficiencies. Plus, the fact that Fiery Command WorkStation’s stability is rock solid is also massive for us.”
     
    Another key innovation launching during Engage, the newest version of EFI Fiery JobFlow software, breaks down the barriers to print automation. With the software, users can efficiently scale images for wide and super-wide format applications. A pages module in the software enables operators to easily manage long jobs by splitting up a PDF using a set number of pages, PDF bookmarks, or page ranges. Users can also define job route behaviour in using JobFlow to get jobs printed as fast as possible when a Fiery server is unavailable.
     
    An important production innovation launching during Engage for cut-sheet digital printing – the integration between EFI Fiery Impose software and Duplo DC-618 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser devices – automates job preparation and finisher setup for higher-value custom jobs. The integration cuts the initial setup time of the workflow in half and saves users up to 70% in setup time preparing printing jobs with seamless, automated, two-way communication.
     
    In addition to the latest EFI workflow, Fiery DFE and inkjet display graphics offerings featured in EFI Engage’s exhibit area, this year’s conference also features advanced solutions from participating partners, including 3M™ Commercial Solutions; Aberdeen Fabrics; Duplo®; ISCorp™; Lubrizol®, Progress® Software Corp.; Ricoh®; and Thomson Reuters®.
     





  • + Roland DG Expands UV Portfolio With New VersaUV LEC2-640 & LEC2-330 Printer Cutters

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced the la..

    26 January 2021


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced the launch of the new VersaUV 64-inch LEC2-640 and 30-inch LEC2-330 wide format UV printer cutters.


    According to Kevin Shigenoya, Vice President, Digital Printing Business Division, the LEC2 series printer cutters offer unmatched production capabilities, including the ability to create unique special 3D effects using UV ink and contour cutting of printed images on demand. "We believe that the LEC2-640 and LEC2-330, with their superior versatility, is a powerful solution to support our customers in the immediate realisation of their creative ideas. With their value-added printing and cutting, incredibly diverse range of media support, and ease of use for even first-time users, the LEC2 series is ideal for a broad range of printing businesses for countless applications, including adhesive decals, labels and stickers, signs, POP, backlit panels, packaging prototypes and interior decor." 


    The LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 models announced today are the latest in a series expanding the UV product line and providing significant improvements in printing expression and functionality. Newly developed EUV5 ink supports CMYK, Clear, White and Primer options, expanding the colour gamut to produce vivid full-colour prints with special effects like simulated embossing and gloss or matte finishes. A True Rich Color print setting is designed to maximise the imaging capabilities of the LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 with the new inks for vibrant colour graphics with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones. The new White ink, which is often used as a base coat when printing on transparent film or dark paper, achieves high opacity while the Primer ink makes it possible to print on media that was previously difficult or impossible to print on. 


    The latest print head and LED lamps enable an even higher level of print quality and high colour saturation. The print head has been optimised for precision ink firing and control, while the LED lamps are more powerful, to make curing the ink even faster. This combination delivers stunning images down to the finest details, from small text to elaborately textured patterns and gradations. 


    Two Models to Meet a Range of Application Needs 


    The new 64-inch model LEC2-640 adds support for large signage, displays and interior decor while new media feed options for the 30-inch LEC2-330 expand its capabilities for use in the fast-growing packaging industry. The optional TB-30 is capable of feeding film as thin as 30 microns for flexible packaging, and the ET-30 can handle a wide variety of paper stocks and aluminium metallised papers for folding carton packaging, including design comps, prototyping, and colour proofing for food, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and more. 


    "In order for customers in the printing business to remain competitive," Shigenoya said, "it is critical to be flexible and to continue developing new business by adapting new applications in response to market trends and client needs. Roland DG will continue to provide new value to our customers' businesses and contribute to the development of the digital printing industry through unique, creative products and solutions." 


    For more information visit www.rolanddg.com.au/products/printers/versauv-lec2-330-640-uv-printer-cutters





  • + First Idealliance G7® Colour courses start online in February

    Idealliance, the global standards developer and certifying body for ISO and G7 colour specification, has named David Cro..

    26 January 2021


    Idealliance, the global standards developer and certifying body for ISO and G7 colour specification, has named David Crowther of Sydney’s Colour Graphic Services as one of 25 global certified G7 colour expert instructors to lead new training sessions on G7 based print and packaging applications.


    “G7 is the leading colour initiative in print consistency and near neutral appearance, and the G7 methodology specifies how to align any 4-colour CMYK print output to align all print technologies, regardless of where or how a product is printed,” says Idealliance.


    The interactive online training takes place over five consecutive days in February 2021. Training consists of a variety of components, including shared slides, video, whiteboard illustrations of critical concepts, press runs and print calibration simulations, and hands-on analysis.


    G7 Expert Trainer David Crowther - named last year as head of Idealliance Australasia - will lead the training open to those based in Australia and New Zealand. It will focus on G7 based print and packaging applications, and G7 integration, maintenance, and process control across all print and proofing applications through cutting edge, online learning. 


    Crowther, of Colour Graphic Services, has qualifications that include:
    G7 Expert trainer, BrandQ Manager certified, G7 Process Control Expert certified, Colour Management Professional Master certified, G7 Expert certified, Member – (EX-004) Australian ISO Technical Committee for Graphic Technology TC 130, Mellow Colour Certified Partner, Techkon Certified Service Partner, Colour and Print Consultant


    A library of print resources
    “G7® Expert Certification LIVE Online training is a new design to accommodate an online environment,” says Idealliance. “When you sign up, you will receive a library of print resources so you can participate during the instructor-led hands-on activities. Downloadable production resource materials such as G7 test forms help you learn how to implement G7 in your facility to obtain G7 Master qualification. Save time & money with G7 training that comes to you. Learn more and engage more with instructors and peers where you’re comfortable and can avoid distractions from the comfort of your home, office, or printing facility.


    “Participants will also receive access to the extensive online training library including on-demand training recordings to view to support your continued growth as a G7® Expert. Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in hands-on activities utilizing their colour management tools & solutions."


    Registration includes Colour Management Professional Fundamentals online training, provided in advance of the live training, to support leaders in colour management in their journey to become G7 Experts.


    Seats are limited to ensure direct support by Idealliance’s certified G7® Expert trainer & technical staff. Register now to reserve your seat. 


    The schedule is as follows:


    Monday February 22, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm AEST
    Tuesday February 23, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm AEST
    Wednesday February 24, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm AEST
    Thursday February 25, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm AEST
    Friday February 26, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm AEST 


    Pricing (in US dollars) for the 5-day course is:
    G7® Expert - Idealliance Members USD$2,149.00 / Non-members USD$2,619.00
    G7® Professional - Idealliance Members USD$1,799.00 / Non-members USD$2,009.00


    Bookings and further information can be obtained by emailing:
    David Crowther E: david@idealliance.org.au






  • + Jet Technologies & Screen invest in Australian demo centre for high productivity L350UV SAI S

    Jet Technologies is set to welcome the newest model of the highly successful L350UV family to its Australian demo centre..

    26 January 2021


    Jet Technologies is set to welcome the newest model of the highly successful L350UV family to its Australian demo centre later this year. 

    The latest model, known as the L350UV SAI S, brings a new level of productivity to the market, in terms of both full colour as well as high-opacity white print. Productivity has jumped by 20% in colour printing from the past model (regardless of number of colours, repeat or otherwise) and a whopping 67% with their highest opacity white going from 30m/min to 50m/min in all instances. 

    David Reece, Sales Director of Jet Technologies says, “We already have clients printing 20,000 lineal metre runs and with the substantial improvements in productivity experienced with the L350UV SAI S, there is no reason why they cannot aim for even larger print runs that have until recently been the domain of flexo”.  

    The addition of orange and blue to the current configuration, along with CGS colour matching using CxF data, enables printers to achieve an extremely wide range of the colour gamut, with extremely high levels of repeatability. The extra colours also provide a noticeable ink saving. 

    The L350UV SAI S is able to print on an extremely wide range of local and imported materials. The current installations in Australia and New Zealand report uptime in the range of 92-97%, including the oldest installations that are approaching 5 years. Peter Scott, Managing Director of Screen GP says, “Perhaps this is the aspect that we are most proud of. Any press will be reliable when it is new, but to maintain this high level of performance after many years is what Screen is renowned for”. 

    The demo centre will be at Jet Technologies’ headquarters in Sydney, and operational from January 2021.  

    Click here for more information.






  • + Lemorau launches MEBR+ Evolution

    Portuguese converting equipment manufacturer Lemorau has launched its latest MEBR+ Evolution, a printing and finishing m..

    26 January 2021


    Portuguese converting equipment manufacturer Lemorau has launched its latest MEBR+ Evolution, a printing and finishing machine developed to produce premium labels with a flexible, modular configuration.


    The Evolution features Lemorau’s latest and most advanced technologies combined with state-of-the-art components. It includes an unwinder equipped with a nip in servo, web guide, and splice table with space to include web cleaner and corona treatment, a flexo module in registration, as well as a flat screen-printing module that produces a glossy or matte UV varnish, glitter, rough and metallic effects. 


    The MEBR+ Evolution also includes hot foil stamping for adding metallic effects and a finishing module with a semi-rotary/rotary die-cutting unit equipped with an anvil roll with adjustable gap and an easy strip G2 waste rewinder, air trim removal followed by the slitting and double rewinding.


    The machine is fully flexible and enables converters to add and change its modules to respond to the demand. The long list of optional equipment includes a rotary die station, anti-static bar, booklet label module, digital printing module water-based CMYK, UV inkjet option between four and six colours, just to list a few.


    ‘For the last few months, we have been working very hard to develop this new project not only to complete our machine portfolio but also to open new market segments with the two new options of flat screen printing and hot stamping,’ said Pedro Teixeira, CEO of Lemorau. ‘This project was totally focused on label producers that aim to manufacture high-quality labels with embellishment effects from rolls provided from offset or digital presses. I think it is an ideal machine for label producers focusing on premium labels market segments such as wine, cosmetics, and spirits.’





  • + ISA Sign Expo 2021 – Now Virtual

    The Board of Directors for the International Sign Association have released the following statement: The ISA Boa..

    26 January 2021


    The Board of Directors for the International Sign Association have released the following statement:


    The ISA Board of Directors meets periodically to discuss and receive updates from ISA Staff on key programs and services. Yesterday we met to receive an update on ISA International Sign Expo 2021.


    We continue to closely monitor the ongoing developments with the coronavirus and the related effects of it. While the opening of the event is not for a few months, we must make decisions now about whether ISA can host an in-person event.


    Given the current state of the pandemic, we believe that the only solution will be for ISA Sign Expo 2021 to become a fully virtual event taking place over the same dates, April 7-9, 2021.


    Over the last year, ISA has developed a number of extremely well-received virtual experiences, including The Wrap Experience, The Link…Install and The Link…Soft Signage. Using the expertise, information and feedback from those events, we believe that we can deliver an outstanding experience, complete with the ability to explore new products, learn from experts and connect with peers.


    We realize that this will be disappointing for those who look forward to traveling to Las Vegas, meeting with 20,000+ sign, graphics and visual communications professionals and exploring 600+ exhibitors. Given the pandemic, it will be impossible to host the Expo in an in-person environment.


    ISA Sign Expo 2021 – Virtual will allow for a broader segment of our industry to fully participate in our show, including more international colleagues, those who normally do not travel for their companies and a wider scope of exhibitors. The virtual event will be FREE for all attendees and provide access to the latest products, ideas and connections to help you grow your business.


    Registration for ISA International Sign Expo 2021 – VIRTUAL is open, register today at www.SignExpo.org/Virtual2021.


    Rest assured that ISA will continue to deliver the strong programs to help you grow. We look forward to the day when we can meet again in-person. Until then, thank you for your understanding, and for trusting us to make the decisions we believe to be best for our industry, our members and our association as a whole.


    signexpo.org





  • + Virtual.drupa 2021 Online Exhibitor Registration Open

    Exhibitors can now register (https://virtual.drupa.com/en/Become_exhibitor/Online_application) for virtual.drupa 2021. ..

    18 January 2021


    Exhibitors can now register for virtual.drupa 2021.

    virtual.drupa will take place April 20-23, 2021.

    Originally planned as a live event from April 20-28, 2021 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for printing technologies had to be changed into a virtual format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The basic package includes a presence in the Exhibition Space, with the company profile, service and product offerings displayed in the online showroom.

    Keywords, product categories and video presentations guide visitors to the various company profiles, which remain accessible for information and interaction after virtual.drupa. 

    With the help of the matchmaking tool, exhibitors can also interact personally with existing and new customers in the Networking Plaza and arrange meetings (after registration). 

    This allows targeted networking before the start of the virtual event.

    The basic package can be expanded with additional individualised marketing tools such as company logos, additional product categories or prominent placements of advertising banners that lead visitors to the online showroom. Live web sessions for direct interaction and exchange with relevant target groups are also offered. These services will be available at the end of January.

    In addition to the Exhibition Space and the Networking Plaza, virtual.drupa will feature the Conference Area with topics from the drupa hot spots. Internationally renowned speakers will address global trends such as the circular economy, sustainability and connected consumers.

    Free online visitor registration for virtual.drupa will start in March 2021.

    The drupa preview events in the last couple of months already gave an example of the three pillars of virtual.drupa. The drupa preview pillars will be expanded into virtual.drupa and bring the worldwide community together with its comprehensive range of offers. The last drupa preview conference program will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.





  • + NUtec Launches Ruby UV-Curable Ink Range

    Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently launched their latest UV-curable ink range named Ruby and which is opti..

    18 January 2021


    Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently launched their latest UV-curable ink range named Ruby and which is optimised for LED UV lamp curing.

    The new Ruby range launches with premium quality, fast curing roll-to-roll UV inks designed for a wide range of flexible applications including self-adhesive media.  The inks perform well in a demanding, high speed printing environment with enhanced scuff and chemical resistance.

    Ruby’s superior colour gamut delivers bright, vivid images with good gloss levels. The UV-curable inks are free from N-vinyl caprolactam (NVC), feature improved stretchability, produce low odour, and comply to the latest regulatory standards.

    NUtec Technical & Operations Director, Paul Geldenhuys states: “There are many advantages to choosing UV LED over conventional curing which include, among others, wider substrate choices as UV LED offers a cooler cure, lower energy consumption and reduced heat output. In addition, the LED lamps are maintenance free and feature a long service life.”

    Geldenhuys adds: “As this technology evolves and matures, ink manufacturers Like NUtec will continue to adapt to meet new demands and to support more applications utilizing UV LED systems and ink.”

    nutecdigital.com





  • + Fisher Textiles introduces new home furnishing fabric media

    Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, introduces a new printable fabric line for Home F..

    18 January 2021


    Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, introduces a new printable fabric line for Home Furnishing applications that are ideal for interior and exterior home décor.

    These durable fabrics are long lasting and suitable for soft textile applications including throw pillows, window treatments, table linens, upholstery, bedding linens, shower curtains and bath towels; wall art including canvas gallery wraps and wallpaper; and floor décor including rugs and mats.  All are either 100% Polyester or Poly blends, stocked in a variety of textures and weights.

    Blankets-On-Demand, a subcategory of this fabric line, includes fully finished plush flannel and polar fleece blankets available in three sizes for sublimation printing. The finishing is a self-edge folded/bordered edge with a twin needle coverseam. Finished sizes are 30” x 40”, 50” x 60”, and 60” x 80”. These soft and cozy blankets are perfect for personalized throw blankets, baby milestone blankets, and promotional blankets. Blankets-On-Demand are sold by the case and are also available in unfinished roll good form ranging from 61-inches to 63-inches-wide.





  • + Tecnau announce new digital print finishing possibilities

    Tecnau is pleased to announce the launch of Tecnau Germany starting January 1st, 2021. Together with its well-estab..

    18 January 2021


    Tecnau is pleased to announce the launch of Tecnau Germany starting January 1st, 2021.

    Together with its well-established distributors, BÖWE Systec and G. Holzer, “Tecnau Deutschland” provides a new array of digital print finishing possibilities to the market. Stephan Klier, who joined Tecnau at the beginning of the year, has been appointed as Managing Director of Tecnau Germany.

    “Over the last 5 years we experienced continuous steady growth in the market, both in the traditional transactional segment, as well as in commercial print and publishing”, stated Stefano De Marco, Managing Director at Tecnau. “We strongly believe in the potential that digital print can provide, and with a localised team of experts in digital finishing we aim to provide a stronger, closer and faster support to assist our customers from both a sales and service perspective”.

    Tecnau is ready to provide dedicated and tailor-made finishing solutions for the highly demanding, widespread, and diversified German market. The Tecnau portfolio ranges from the cost-effective and space efficient B2+ sheetfed cut and stack finishing solution, Stack 1212, to fully automated and integrated book-on-demand systems, with a special mention of the recently introduced Revolution 50 series of cut & stack solutions for reliable, continuous non-stop production as required in today’s most demanding digital print environments.

    “With a deep focus on customers’ needs and a close cooperation with our partners, we want to ensure a strong presence in the market to support every digital print application. Through a coordinated use of our joint expertise – on site, in engineering or after sales – we will provide valuable input and generate real added value for partners and customers,” concluded Stephan Klier.

    Tecnau is a leading provider of pre- and post-finishing solutions for high performance digital printing systems with production sites in Italy, Sweden, and USA.





  • + Industry Mourns the Passing of Paul Jordan

    It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of industry legend and signage expert, Paul Jordan. ..

    31 December 2020


    It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of industry legend and signage expert, Paul Jordan.

    Paul was known throughout the signage industry as a truly gifted gilder, award winning sign maker, owner of Jordan Signs and, as a true gentlemen. 

    Son of industry legend John Jordan, Paul continued in his father’s footsteps, happily and graciously teaching anyone willing to learn the exquisite art of gilding and more.

    Paul was always present at Letterhead meets and trade shows in Australia and New Zealand, where he willing passed on his knowledge and gladly promoted the industry to the next generation.

    Paul’s funeral was held at Southside Church, Miranda, NSW.
     
    We at Visual Impact Magazine extend our condolences to Paul’s wife Jayne and his family. 

    Paul’s wife, Jayne, has asked that no flowers or tributes be sent. Rather that a donation be made to either the Cancer Council, https://www.cancer.org.au/get-involved/donate-to-cancer-council, or the Asbestos Disease Research Institute (ADRI). https://adri.org.au/support-us/.