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Highlights from Day 1 at PacPrint/Visual Impact

Highlights from Day 1 at PacPrint/Visual Impact

Day one of PacPrint was opened yesterday, by Josh Burns MP , the Federal Member for McNamara cutting the ribbon.

“The printing industry has played a huge role in my life. My father has worked in the industry for over 30 years and my sister works in packaging and I spent my summers on the factory floor buggering up many orders in the digital and screen printing business and working in despatch putting bits of plastic in large prints and it was a wonderful experience,” said Burns.

“What I learned very quickly was the precision of the work that is involved. The precision of connecting design to the factory floor and making everything look marvelous. Australia is really very proud of our industry and the know-how and the skills that are involved in it, concluded Burns.

Pac Print is open until Friday. Highlights of day one include:


A tour of the Amari stand with Daniel Yeoman highlighted the HP Latex 700, running with 3M PVC free film. This combination is a sustainable solution only available from Amari as the sole Australian distributor of both the HP Latex and the 3M PVC films together. Visitors to the stand can also see the Roland TrueVis VG3-640 in action, as well as samples of General Formulations digital media.

Avery Dennison

The highlight of the Avery Dennison stand highlight is the Vanderhall Edison 3 Electric 3-wheel car. The car is wrapped with Avery Dennison’s new SP1504 Easy Apply, a PVC free film with the same performance and reliability as their market leading MPI 1105. Keeping with the theme of sustainability, the stand also showcases the momentum that is building around their recently launched end-cap recycling program, which has saved in excess of 700kg of plastic from going to landfill. There are also samples of several new Decorative Architectural Films, recently launched at FESPA, on display.

Ball & Doggett

Ball & Doggett bill their stand as “the destination for sustainability” and it’s not difficult to see that purpose in action – every element of the stand, from back boards, to doors into the storage area, tables and shelving are constructed from their EnviroCore rigid board. With multiple elements highlighting their entire range, including Sign & Display.


HP has a range of large format print and industrial delivery solutions on show. From high quality photographic and blazingly fast poster printers the new HPPAgewide XL Pro 10000, to HP’s durable Latex printer range with both flexible and rigid media printing options. Sustainability is a key theme with the carbon emissions of the stand being offset and a focus on the recyclable components used in the manufacturing of the products and the inks.

Roland DG

The highlight of the Roland DG stand is newly released next-generation TrueVIS printer cutters. “The professional VG3 Series and the value-packed SG3 Series have been designed to offer unrivalled print quality, increased efficiency and an enhanced user experience”, says Greg Stone Marketing Manager Roland DG.

Also on show are the BN-20 and BN-20A printer cutters are perfect for prints, posters and stickers and producing on-demand, heat transfer custom graphics for t-shirts, hoodies, bags and other popular and profitable items.

For those who want UV print and cut that doesn’t compromise on colour or quality, the VersaUV LEC2-330 and LEC2-640 will be demonstrated, showing how this leading technology takes UV print and cut ‘to another level’. With a height of 200mm these UV flatbeds offer both direct-to-product customisation and direct printing on both flexible and rigid materials, including wood.

For apparel decorators, don’t miss the Texart XT640S, targeted at the high volume DTG market. The XT 640S printer comes with different configurations, including the choice of 3 different platen sizes, which fit onto the sliding baseplate; allowing for the ultimate in flexibility and multiple DTG and DTF products to be produced, including speciality fabric items, and apparel.

Shann DPM

Focusing on the Drytac range, with the stand focal point showcasing the Viziprint + clearfilm. The film can be printed on, eliminating the need for weeding, visitors can also see a range of samples of fabric and textile products which are launching soon, according to Jack Mathiesen, including a new eco-friendly range from Drytac


Billed as the “Ultimate pit-stop” the Spicers expansive stand certainly lives up to the theme. Multiple samples and products are on display, floor graphics that showcase the many media options, and the launch of the Environs Sustainability Pack. With the sustainability pack giving multiple options for sustainable media including fibre based, recyclable polypropylene, Non-PVC film from Kavalan and 3M and comprehensive information, all of which are available as samples or built into the stand for visitors to experience, and assess.


This year Starleaton has a big focus on PVC-free media showcasing some of the latest advances and options from 3M and Neschen, including the innovative Easy Dot range from Neschen, which offers an easy-apply and remove printing media with a dot-shaped adhesive back for fast bubble-free applications.

Also featured are the latest-release Zund cutting systems, Neschen laminating machines, the Canon Colorado, and Epson wide-format printers.

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