Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the appointme..
08 June 2021
Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Cate to the position of Service Technician in Melbourne.
Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, Jonathan has previously worked as a technician in the engineering, copier, and wide format printing industries. Jonathan is looking forward to commencing his new role, and is keen to hit the ground running in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
"Jonathan’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for helping customers, aligns perfectly with the company," says Roland DG Australia Service Manager, Duncan Gillespie. "We are excited to welcome Jonathan to the Roland DG family, and look forward to the value he will add to the Roland DG Care program".
Based in Melbourne, Jonathan will be responsible for direct service to regional and metro customers, as well as assisting current dealers and agents in the region. Given the current lockdown in Victoria, it is hoped that his appointment will help our customers get their businesses back up and running as soon as restrictions ease across the state.
Roland DG Care includes a complete range of premium services to help customers throughout the lifecycle of their experience with Roland DG. The program includes: fixed travel costs for scheduled preventative maintenance services for Roland DG wide format printers under Fixed Price Scheduled Servicing; installation and training solutions under Roland DG Engage; training courses and clinics under Roland Academy; and industry-leading warranties.
For more information on Roland DG Care and to contact the Service and Support Team, visit www.rolanddg.com.au/support
Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has appointed Andre..
01 June 2021
Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has appointed Andrew Coulsen to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective from 3rd May 2021. He succeeds Rod Larson, who has served as CEO for 14 years and remains with the business as Executive Chairman.
An Australian born, Andrew Coulsen has served since 2009 as CEO of NTT Ltd. – Europe, a technology service company. He is also a Non-Executive Board member of Tungsten Networks, a publicly-listed UK entity. His career to date has been focused in the technology distribution sector, with experience across go-to-market, finance and operations. He has worked in Australia, USA, Germany, the UK and Switzerland for organisations including Dimension Data, subsequently acquired by NTT, Comtech and Optus. He holds a degree in Accountancy with Marketing from the University of Sydney.
Andrew will be based at Spandex’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Rod Larson comments: “It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve Spandex as CEO for the last 14 years, during which time our team has driven significant growth, expanding into diverse new vertical markets, extending our presence to 20 countries, building our portfolio of brands, and optimising our distribution and service infrastructure to give the best possible choice and support to our customers around the world. The time has come to transition to a new CEO who can take Spandex forward and meet our ambitious objectives for the business. Andrew is an exceptional commercial leader who is the perfect choice to lead the overall strategic direction and development of the company in the years to come.”
Andrew Coulsen adds: “It’s my pleasure to join Spandex and to have the opportunity to head up a growing business with such a strong track record and an outstanding team. Our focus now is to grow our European, Australian and North American operations as well as to expand in new geographies, bringing our exceptional brand portfolio and service excellence to even more customers worldwide. I’m excited to lead Spandex on the next stage of its successful journey.”
SCREEN Graphic Solutions has now shipped a grand total of over 1,500 presses including OEM partner systems. The landmark..
22 October 2019
SCREEN Graphic Solutions has now shipped a grand total of over 1,500 presses including OEM partner systems. The landmark 1,500th system is already awaiting installation at the facilities of Access Direct Mail in the United States. Since 1984, Access Direct Mail has provided customers in the south-eastern United States with a single point of contact for direct mail and printing services, as well as cross-media and cross-channel marketing solutions.
SCREEN GA originally released its pioneering Truepress Jet520 full colour variable inkjet press to the industry in 2006. The system combined cutting-edge inkjet technologies with prepress technologies refined by SCREEN GA over many years. Its development answered the growing need for printing companies to be able to produce high value-added materials tailored to individual consumers. Since this time, SCREEN GA has expanded its product line-up and solutions, and the press’ outstanding productivity and quality have driven the shift toward full colour, inkjet production for transaction printing and also contributed to the expansion of the overall variable printing market.
Thanks to the strong support from users all over the world, SCREEN GA has now shipped a combined total of over 1,500 presses including OEM partner systems since it was initially released in 2006 until October 2019. SCREEN GA intends to continue utilizing its established high-speed, high-quality inkjet technologies as it works to further improve production line automation and develop solutions that can resolve the many challenges faced by its customers. It is confident these efforts will enable it to both open up new markets and contribute to the long-term development of the printing industry.
Comments by Takanori Kakita, President of SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd.
When the first Truepress Jet520 system was launched, informational materials targeting individuals were mainly produced with monochrome printing on pre-printed forms. The Truepress Jet520 series has continued to develop right up until today in tandem with the growth of one to one marketing and the migration of transaction media to full colour on demand printing. In this time, a large number of innovative companies around the world have adopted Truepress Jet520 systems, and we have been able to successfully provide front line support to all of these users as they have worked to create new added value for both printed materials and the printing industry itself.
SCREEN GA is also extremely proud of the contribution we have made to this initiative, despite our limitations. A great many of our customers have requested upgrades and additional systems and some have also been using their existing systems continuously in production since the series was first released. The relationship of trust we have built with these customers over such a long period has enabled our digital printing business to grow consistently. Going forward, we intend to prioritize our customer first mindset, with further integration of our development, production, sales, marketing and service activities. Our focus will remain on digital printing technologies as we work with total commitment to advance the printing industry.
Development of Truepress Jet520 Series (SCREEN Brand Models)
Launch System Features
2006 Truepress Jet520 – Launch of SCREEN GA’s first full colour variable inkjet system, enabling high-speed printing of up to 64 meters per minute (colour)
2008 Truepress Jet520 High-speed option – Release of an option delivering outstanding productivity of up to 128 meters per minute (colour)
2010 Truepress Jet520EX – Launch of a specialized monochrome inkjet printer offering throughput of up to 128 meters per minute (monochrome)
2010 Truepress Jet520ZZ – Launch of a high-productivity model offering throughput of up to 220 meters per minute (colour)
2012 JetInspection – Launch of an integrated unit providing comprehensive full colour variable inspection
2012 EQUIOS RIP – Release of an EQUIOS platform specifically designed for the Truepress Jet520 series
2013 JSPST1 Technology Award Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520
2015 Truepress Jet520HD – Launch of a high-precision inkjet press with a resolution of 1,200 dpi
2016 Truepress Jet520 Advanced – Launch of the Advanced series, offering exceptional definition and productivity
Truepress Jet520EX Advanced
Truepress Jet520ZZ Advanced
2017 Truepress Jet520NX – Launch of a next-generation full colour variable inkjet press with the increased responsiveness needed for mixed and small lot printing
2017 Truepress SC inks – Introduction of inks specially developed for the offset coated papers used in the Truepress Jet520HD
2017 PIA2 2017 InterTech Technology Award – Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress ink SC
2018 JSPST Technology Award Receipt of award by Truepress Jet520HD and Truepress ink SC
2018 Truepress Jet520HD+ – Launch of a model equipped with a new drying unit that supports throughput of up to 75 meters per minute for offset coated papers
2018 EQUIOS PrintSimulator – Release of a tool for PDF pre-flight as well as the simulation of RIP speed and ink consumption
2019 Truepress Jet520HD+ High-speed option – Release of an option that delivers throughput of up to 100 meters per minute on offset coated papers
2019 Evaluation by Image Test Labs – Test program by Image Test Labs reveals the quality of the Truepress Jet520HD+ equals that of offset presses on standard offset coated papers 2019
Truepress Jet520HD AD – Launch of a high-speed model that delivers throughput of up to 150 meters per minute on offset coated papers
FESPA Australia (formally SGIAA) has appointed Michelle Hunder to develop membership and communications under an ambitio..
24 September 2019
FESPA Australia (formally SGIAA) has appointed Michelle Hunder to develop membership and communications under an ambitious plan for growth and services to support members.
The appointment is partly funded by FESPA’s ‘Profit for Purpose’ program, which channels profits from its international tradeshows into programs to develop member associations. FESPA Australia Association President Nigel Davies says the grant will enable many more initiatives to support members and to promote the industry.
“We have achieved a lot through the work of passionate volunteers and an active board, but we can do more,” says Davies. “We receive a continual stream of great news from our supplier and manufacturer members along with valuable knowledge and content from our international affiliations with FESPA and SGIA”.
“FESPA Australia wants to position itself as an organisation that upholds best practice in the industry. We want businesses purchasing printing to associate FESPA Australia membership with a great sense of confidence and surety in quality, standards and exceptional work. Our members should feel advantaged in the changing marketplace”.
“We needed someone with expertise in communications and events to ‘spread the word’ and maximise the opportunities we have to bring our members and our industry together through a range of channels and events to their mutual benefit.”
“We are pleased Michelle Hunder has joined FESPA Australia to take on this role. With a masters degree in communications, Michelle brings extensive experience supporting associations and organisations with communications, media, events, lobbying and market research. Michelle has also run her own business, so she understands what it is like to support small and medium enterprises.”
FESPA Australia (formerly SGIAA) represents companies who add value through graphic imaging of products and materials. Its members include leading digital printers, screen printers, signmakers and promotional products printers who manufacture a diverse range of products.
Currie Group is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Anthony Jackson (AJ) as National Sales Manager - Commerc..
08 May 2019
Currie Group is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Anthony Jackson (AJ) as National Sales Manager - Commercial HP Indigo.
AJ joins Currie Group with a wealth of industry experience and proven track record in sales of digital printing and finishing solutions.
For the past 23 years, AJ has been selling digital printing presses, colour management, cross media, Web2Print and workflow software solutions, whilst forging strong relationships with both customers and technology partners across the Australian and Global Commercial Printing industry.
AJ’s role encompasses managing all national sales activity for HP Indigo sheetfed presses with the existing team of experienced state representatives.
“I look forward to working with the Currie Group team and leveraging the healthy customer relationships built up over 70 years of business. And to also expand on the relationships with HP, Horizon and all technology partners of Currie Group to bring innovation and new value-add applications to the Australian Graphic Arts market,” AJ said.
Executive Chairman, David Currie comments that Jackson represents a type of sales activity that fits in well with the Currie Group ethos.
“I know AJ has won deals against us over the years because of his strong relationships with customers even though we had the better press. This is the same kind of relational sales I’ve always had,” he said. “I’m very pleased to have him join the team.”
“I’ve known AJ for more than 15 years now and have respected him during that time, he brings great experience and knowledge and this fits perfectly with his new role. I am looking forward to working with AJ and excited about his contribution to our business and customers.” Adds Phil Rennell, Sales and Marketing Director.
Konica Minolta has appointed Andrew Ward to the role of Sales Manager for Production & Strategic Sales, New South Wa..
28 August 2018
Konica Minolta has appointed Andrew Ward to the role of Sales Manager for Production & Strategic Sales, New South Wales.
Andrew is focused on assisting commercial printers to improve their businesses and increase efficiencies through the use of Konica Minolta technology, as well as continuing to build a collaborative team that is well-trusted and respected by printers, suppliers, partners and peers.
Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in the print industry from graphic arts to commercial print. Prior to this role he held various roles at HP and Canon.
Andrew Ward said, “Konica Minolta has a supportive, collaborative culture with a real social conscience, which is what appealed to me. With my broad experience in the industry I look forward to working with business owners to leverage their Konica Minolta technology to drive their businesses forward.”
David Procter, Director of Sales and Service, Konica Minolta, said, “Having experience in both the vendor and commercial print space means that Andrew has a depth of knowledge that will add significant value to our customers. We look forward to seeing how Andrew can motivate and coach a high-performance sales team that delivers outstanding service to our customers.”
Stephen Green joins Epson to lead Document Solutions Business In a move that clearly furthers and bolsters their co..
10 July 2018
Stephen Green joins Epson to lead Document Solutions Business
In a move that clearly furthers and bolsters their commitment to the market, Epson Australia has appointed industry specialist Stephen Green as business manager for document solutions, a role which sees him now lead the company’s Document Solutions business.
Green joins Epson bringing with him a rare wealth of experience in the printing industry having previously enjoyed success in senior leadership roles with Oce, Kodak, Ricoh, EFI and Fuji Xerox.
Green said, “Epson’s focus and ambition in the A4 and A3 office print space is unparalleled in the market right now. It’s also a very good fit with my background and experience so I’m delighted to be joining the strong team at Epson Australia at such an exciting time. Epson’s value proposition resonates incredibly well in this market and that will only continue to grow.”
Green’s appointment is the latest by Epson which demonstrates the importance it places in building and cementing its enterprise print business.
Epson Australia’s commercial division general manager Craig Heckenberg said, “Steve’s appointment is a major plus for Epson. He has excellent experience in document solutions and proven success in building business and relationships with clients, the channel and the overall market. He also joins us at a time when Epson is investing more heavily than ever before in high speed, high efficiency, low power consumption business inkjet technology solutions so the future is looking very bright indeed.”
Andrew Broun joins the Graphic Art Mart Western Australia team with a comprehensive history in the signage industry span..
13 March 2018
Andrew Broun joins the Graphic Art Mart Western Australia team with a comprehensive history in the signage industry spanning over 20 years. He has experience as a field service engineer, customer service representative and account manager. Andrew is excited by the opportunity to be part of a great company that is going places.
Pat Cybulski joins the company as National Sales Manager – Hardware Solutions, managing the company’s HP..
06 March 2018
Pat Cybulski joins the company as National Sales Manager – Hardware Solutions, managing the company’s HP, Mimaki, Summa and ORALITE Traffic Printer sales channels.
Nick Mawer has been promoted to the role of Sales & Marketing Director – Reflective Solutions and Anthony Kioussis has moved into the focussed role of Sales & Marketing Director – Graphic Innovations.
Rob Kelly has been promoted to the role of National Business Development and Product Training Manager – Graphic Innovations.
“Having completed the acquisition and branch consolidation program of all five state-based ORAFOL distributors, ORAFOL Australia continue to invest heavily in the local market, with talent acquisition and advanced product training high on the agenda. Our national sales and customer services team now share over 350 years of industry experience, ensuring we’re equipped to deliver to customers the highest levels of technical and application-focussed support,” says Greg Nicholls, Managing Director, ORAFOL Australia.
Ball & Doggett today announced the expansion of their Display & Visual team, reflecting their month-on-month..
16 February 2018
Ball & Doggett today announced the expansion of their Display & Visual team, reflecting their month-on-month growth post-merger.
The Display & Visual division at Ball & Doggett also has an expanded portfolio, which now includes world class brands such as Avery Dennison, Yupo and Catalina among others. They now stock media for the signage, fabrication, architectural and interior décor markets.
Ball & Doggett has a dedicated team of sales executives, customer service staff and a marketing officer that provide technical assistance, support and a tailored delivery model to the wide format market. Due to strong sales and growth in this sector, Ball & Doggett have employed three new sales staff in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
“Our Display & Visual team has three very experienced and talented additions in Shaun, David and Christel. They complement our growing team of specialists, enhancing our reach and ability to provide a high level of service to our customers, whether this is via consultation, offering a diverse and quality range of media and substrates, or ensuring a well presented and prompt delivery service. We’re investing in our Display & Visual unit in 2018 to maintain our commitment to creating a team of experts who offer our customers stand-out product knowledge and service,” said Leigh Hooper, National Manager Display & Visual.
In late 2017, the company employed Shaun Dowling, Area Manager Western Australia and South Australia. Based in the company’s Perth office, Shaun previously worked with Shann DPM and retains more than 10 years of experience in the signage industry.
David Walsh, Sales Executive, New South Wales started in January 2018. He joins the team with 12 years of experience, previously working at AGS and Orafol. David works alongside Joel Salmon and Paul Bartolo to service the local market. 2
In February 2018, Ball & Doggett welcomed Christel Pavlides, Sales Executive, Queensland. Christel has vast experience in the display and visual market, most recently working at Avery Dennison.
Further to their extensive range of products and dedicated team, the Ball & Doggett Display & Visual division offers services such as same day delivery, technical support and converting facilities. This year, they will continue to focus further on rolling out their i_CONSIGNMENT offering, a vendor managed inventory system that means customers have the right products, in the right place, at the right time.
In August 2017, BJ Ball and K.W.Doggett Fine Paper joined forces to form Ball & Doggett, now Australia’s largest distributor of paper, packaging, plastics, inks, wide format media and more.
HVG Graphics Media proudly welcomes the return of Adrian Morris, a longstanding graphics industry leader, to the Tur..
12 February 2018
HVG Graphics Media proudly welcomes the return of Adrian Morris, a longstanding graphics industry leader, to the Turrella based Graphics team.
With extensive experience in the visual communications field gained through leadership roles at both Océ and Canon Australia, Adrian joins the HVG Graphics Media team in a national Strategic Growth role.
Adrian’s depth of knowledge, experience and skillset will help to both support and create growth pathways with new, and existing customers alike.
“I was attracted to my new role within HVG because I identify strongly with their vision and growth aspirations, and ultimately, the unique and trusted opportunity I have to lead the company on this path.
HVG is a progressive company with a strong market reputation and national footprint – we will leverage this now more than ever.
As we kick off 2018, I am really looking forward to contributing to this successful 40 plus year-old business as it continues to evolve and prosper,’’ said Morris.
HVG Graphics Media General Manager, Richard Lucas states,
“We are excited to have Adrian re-join our team after having worked in our Melbourne office over 12 years ago.
Adrian returns to HVG with an abundance of both knowledge and experience, to help us build growth across the board. We look forward to his entrepreneurial vision enabling and innovating growth in our business.”
Based in the HVG head office in Turrella, Sydney, Adrian will work with the HVG Graphics Media team across their core consumables markets in digital print, sign and reflective, banner and substrates.
Core brands represented include 3M, Dibond, Dilite, DISPA, Forex, Foamalite, FomeCor, Gatorfoam, KAPA, Reboard, REVolution, SMART-X, and VIEWseries.
Print industry wide format specialist Russell Cavenagh has joined Mutoh Australia in the role of General Manager. Respon..
12 February 2018
Print industry wide format specialist Russell Cavenagh has joined Mutoh Australia in the role of General Manager. Responsible for the Australian and New Zealand business Cavenagh had this to say about his new role. “Mutoh have a very exciting product range and I greatly admire their dedication to developing printers that can deliver high margin business for the users of our products. With Mutoh’s quality production solutions in Eco-Sol, Dye-Sub, Textile and UV printing, I believe, we are well positioned for good growth as these markets are further expanded by our customers. In turn they will be supported by our growing team and dealer network across ANZ.” With his broad background in colour critical print and management Cavenagh brings a wealth of market experience to Mutoh that should position the company well for the future.
The team at Graphic Art Mart would like to welcome Jarrod Whyte who joined our Queensland location as an Account Man..
18 January 2018
The team at Graphic Art Mart would like to welcome Jarrod Whyte who joined our Queensland location as an Account Manager servicing the Gold Coast and Northern NSW territories.
Jarrod brings with him 6 years’ experience in the print and signage industry previously working with MMT Print, a wholesale supplier to advertising agencies, sign companies and print brokers, where he started as an Account Manager and worked his way up to become National Sales Manager.
Jarrod looks forward to bringing his skills and knowledge to Graphic Art Mart!
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communicati..
21 December 2017
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, today announces the appointment of Isabelle Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing. Marelly assumes responsibility for leading the continued implementation of Massivit 3D’s marketing programme to expand the company’s brand profile and value proposition across the globe.
As well as driving Massivit 3D’s global marketing and public relations activities, Marelly’s remit will also see her work closely with the company’s extensive global dealer network to synergise opportunities and support local campaigns.
Marelly brings a wealth of industry knowledge to her new role and joins Massivit 3D’s growing team from 3D printing manufacturer, Stratasys, where she amassed over 10 years’ strategic marketing experience. Prior to that, she held marketing roles with software provider, Telelogic, and CAD/CAM pioneer, Computervision.
“Massivit 3D is unique in delivering the world’s first and only 3D printing solution specifically engineered for large format visual communication projects,” says Marelly. “I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting company and look forward to increasing the momentum that the Massivit 3D team continues to enjoy within the graphic arts community.”
Commenting on the appointment, Avner Israeli, CEO of Massivit 3D, says: “Together with her vast expertise as a marketing practitioner and many years’ experience in 3D printing, Isabelle will be vital to ensuring the effective communication of the tremendous opportunities print service providers can achieve from integrating our technology within their operations.”
Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, has today announced the a..
08 November 2017
Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, has today announced the appointment of Andrew Poperechny to the role of Southern Region Account Manager.
Based in Melbourne, Andrew’s role will focus on delivering sales growth for Roland DG in the region. In Andrew’s most recent roles as a Key Account Manager, Graphics (Victoria and Tasmania) at Fujifilm and as Business Development Manager at Point Trading Group, he grew sales channels and exceeded budgeted sales targets in both roles whilst managing and growing relationships with suppliers, customers and the industries as a whole.
“The addition of Andrew to the sales team strengthens Roland DG’s sales efforts and dealer channel support,” said John Wall, President and Director at Roland DG Australia. “As we head in to 2018, he will become integral to supporting the company’s existing dealer and customer base, while helping us move toward new market segments.”
This addition is possible as Roland DG undertakes efforts to provide even greater support to our customers with the restructure of Darren Sunderland from his Account Manager role in Melbourne, into a technical support role. This local support role, with Darren’s extensive experience with software and production workflows, will be of great benefit to our customer base as part of the industry leading Roland DG Care offerings.
Amalie Engi – Customer Service VIC Branch Graphic Art Mart is pleased to announce they have 3 new staf..
16 October 2017
Amalie Engi – Customer Service VIC Branch
Graphic Art Mart is pleased to announce they have 3 new staff members joining their growing family.
Amalie offers over 7 years experience in the signage industry developing a strong knowledge of the products and various customers. She is looking forward to seeing what the future brings and working alongside such a great team at GAMART.
Fiona Kemp – Account Manager WA, Eastern Region
Fiona has almost 10 years sales experience working in the building and construction industry in account management and branch management. She was looking to make a change and so far is loving the signage industry the and the team she works with..
Donovan Lahner – Account Manager VIC, Eastern Region
Donovan has joined Graphic Art Mart with 11 years of Sales experience. He has been in the signage industry for 2 years as a territory manager with prior experience at Nestle, South Africa for 9 years..