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13th June 2017
This week's survey 

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Last week's survey results on the question of......
When quoting work, do you ever put on a margin for the "cash price" or "can you do a little better" effect?:

  • Occasionally we load up the quote 15-20% for certain customer types where you foresee their first question will be asking for a discount. 
  • What's going on here? Are you a Nark for the ATO? HAHA 
  • That question's a bit incriminating! But the answer is no. I genuinely do reduce the quoted price on occasions if asked under certain circumstances. 
  • All our prices are the "best price". If we could do it a little better that's the price we would give - consistent pricing builds confidence. If you can "do it a little better" this time how much "better" next time because "you have our artwork already". Really, cash is not convenient anymore. Bank queues are a pain and it just added risk to your office that you don't need - as crooks say: "when breakin' in, look for the money tin!" Besides, paying tax is a good thing - ie. schools, hospitals, infrastructure.
  • No not really ,who pays cash these days? nobody everybody uses cards which have merchant fee and need to be covered trough the margin as well. 
  • I suppose if the price of the job is just a couple of hundred dollars or less we may accept cash and also offer a small discount for it. It could help the customer and ourselves.
  • No ways, all our jobs go into our accounting system and invoiced accordingly. we could accept payment in cash with no discounts but frankly I don't see that ever happening and if it did it may raise suspicious of why would somebody wanting to pay in that way.

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New products and services launched at PacPrint 2017 -
See our video presentations by some of the important wide format suppliers.
More to follow as we receive approvals.

  David Crowther's Colour Graphic Services had a booth at PacPrint 2017 where he invited printers to bring along a provided test form that they had printed where David Crowther will measure it using the latest ISO 13655 compatible Techkon spectrophotometers. The data is then sent into PrintSpec software. Within seconds, the software will produce a full report on any colour management issues present and possible remedies.

Greg Stone of Roland DG takes us around the Roland DG booth. Greg shows off the latest CAMM1 GR Pro series cutters; VersaStudion BN20; VersaUV LEF Series;
Metaza MPX95 engraver; The Roland Mobile Imagination Centre and the SolJet EJ-640.

On the Sign Essentials stand at PacPrint 2017, CEO, Sean Strange demonstrates the motor driven Lamidesk, an application table that has proven very popular with Australian sign and print people.
Sign Essentials is also the exclusive agents for the Impact CNC range of lasers. On show at PacPrint 2017 was the Lightning model and again a demonstration was given.
The latest product in the growing range of product from this company is the Chilli Heat Press.

Brad Creighton introduces us to several new products that were on display at PacPrint 2017, including the JFX200 2531 an upscaled version of the popular JFX200 range with an increased bed size of 2.5 x 3.1 metre.
Then came the UJF-7151plus industrial LED UV printer.
Also the UJF-6042 MkII and the CJV 150-75 cutter and the JV300-160.
Brad was keen to state that Mimaki had done some price cutting on some of the units making them considerably cheaper without compromising on quality.

Starleaton doubled in size late last year with the acquisition of DES - their booth was divided into some of the sectors which the company now sells to and our 5 videos represent: Colour Management; Fine Art and Photography; Media (Oppgoga); EFI Printers; Finishing

This video includes an edited version of Michael Boyle's (Vice President of HP's Graphic Solutions Business (GSB) Asia Pacific/Japan) presentation at the HP Press Conference at PacPrint 2017 in Melbourne during May 2017 restricted to the part pertaining to HP's Latex ink products.
We then move onto HP's Craig Hardman (South Pacific Country Manager, Large Format Design, Graphic Solutions Business) presentation of the PageWide XL 8000 series printer which was shown to be producing A1 prints at an amazing speed.
Lastly Jeremy Brew, an HP Application Specialist in HP's Large Format Business, shows off the company's latest product launches, the Designjet 315 printer/cutter and the Latex 3200 printer.
There are some audio problems with this video for which we apologise.

Stephen Cumming from Jetmark introduce to the lastest models from Indian company. ColorJet. Models highlighted include the Verve 8 head model; Polo Turbo; AuraJet; Bubble-Free Mouse; Bubble-Free Pro and the JWei cutting table.

Wilenco presented their well known Roll Over application table at PacPrint 2017 and they brought over Svein Martinsen from the Roll Over factory to add value to their presentation.

With their attractive booth at the show, we were shown around by Ryan Warby, Bruce Williams, Terry Crawford and Peter Collings.
Machines we were shown included the SureColor S80600; SureColor S60600; SureColor F9200; SureColor F2000; SureColor P9070; SureColor T7200; Epson's new label printer L-6034 VW and the Workforce Enterprise series.

Scott Donkin, Product Manager at Mutoh Australia shows off the latest printers from Mutoh, including the ValueJet 1638X, the ValueJet 1626UH; ValueJet 1938TX.

Ken Hanulec, Vice President, Marketing for EFI introduced visitors to the VUTEk LX3 Pro printer that was on show at PacPrint 2017 during May in Melbourne, Australia.
EFI had this machine on their own booth at the show but both Starleaton and Spicers had other EFI printers on their booths.
Frank Mallozzi, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing and Ken Hanulec, Vice President, Marketing gave the Australian printing and sign industry press a view of the EFI product range, the company's mission in Australia and New Zealand as well as a glimpse of where the company is going.

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(Sydney) LEF12 UV Roland Printer
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(Silverwater) Roland Soljet 740
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(Buderim) Printer For Sale
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(Gold Coast) Roland SP540i TakeUp Unit
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(Perth) Xerox Wide Format Scan System
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