If you have trouble viewing this email, please click here
Issue 67 - June 2010
 
Welcome to our Sixty Seventh Issue of Viscom Africa (formerly Signal Online News)- the e-mail publication for signage, design, and media news. We will bring you news from all around SA and the world, biweekly.
 Viscom Africa
SHOWS & HAPPENINGS

AN EPIC JOURNEY FOR AVERY® SUPREME WRAPPING FILM
A group of 40 young adventurers left the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium for Cape Town on 3 April 2010. The convoy planned to drive 20 000 kilometres across Africa to reach the Mother City in time for the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup which they did. It’s an extraordinary journey that tested endurance and team effort. 

ECO BOARD SHINES IN TIMES SQUARE
The Ricoh Americas Corporation has announced the completion of its 100% solar powered electronic billboard, the Ricoh Eco Board, in New York’s Times Square. 

GSW MIMAKI AFRICA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE FIFA 2010 TICKET COMPETITION
Graphix Supply World (GSW) Mimaki Africa would like to congratulate the winners of the FIFA ticket competition, which was run at all three of the Sign and Digital Graphics Roadshow events around the country.  

SUPREME WRAPPING FILM HITS THE ROAD
Professional applicators in the Benelux enjoyed hands-on experience of the new Avery Supreme Wrapping Film, thanks to a special van. The unique vehicle toured the region in May and visited key applicators to provide on-site demonstrations.  

SOCCER MANIA GRIPS MAIZEY
It is here, we’ve done it and all over our beautiful country South Africans are standing proud before the world.  

MIDCOMP DISKI DANCERS HAVE THE RIGHT MOVES
It would seem our already off the wall industry is getting just that little bit more spirited. Midcomp celebrated the start of the historical Soccer World Cup with a KICK-OFF celebration at its Demo Centre in Randburg on Friday 11th June.  

SCREEN SEES STARS
Screen has teamed up with Printvlak in the Netherlands to produce an exhibition of photographs by Robin Utrecht for the Stars in their Eyes initiative. The initiative uses football to bring about social change in South Africa.

3M AND HP’S SIGNAGE SYNERGIES
3M have announced the extension of its long-term cooperation with HP by qualifying the HP Designjet L25500 latex printer series for the 3M Performance Guarantee programme.  

COLOUR CORPORATE ADDS ROLAND TO LINE-UP
On the 19th of May 2010, Colour Corporate began to deal Roland products, including all the print only, print and cut, solvent and UV solutions, as well as the vinyl cutter range.

 Viscom Africa
OUT OF HOME

LADUMA LUNCH BAR TO TICKLE SOCCER FANS’ TASTE BUDS
In true World Cup spirit, the classic chocolate Lunch Bar will be changing its name to Laduma and changing its wrapping to suit SA colours. This is in conjunction with Wideopen Platform, a Primedia Unlimited subsidiary.  

BRAND AWARENESS FOR JENNA CLIFFORD COURTESY OF PRIMALL MEDIA
Jenna Clifford, the well-known South African signature collection of jewellery, has signed a brand campaign with Primedia subsidiary Primall Media, for an awareness campaign to hook the imagination of South Africans and foreigners during this World Cup tournament, currently happening in South Africa.  

TLC AND MERIDA WASHROOM CAMPAIGN GIVES BACK
The Primedia ancillary company TLC has recently run its first washroom advertising campaign for Merida, who was running a mountain bike promotion. As part of the campaign, a One Twenty TFS 400D full suspension mountain bike was offered to one lucky winner – 12 year old Sonwabo Matiwana of Alpha Primary School in Port Elizabeth.  

FIRST TIME WASHROOM APPEARANCE FOR KFC
For the very first time, KFC will appear in the washroom environment. Franchises at Rivonia, Banbury Cross and Grayston have signed a two month advertising deal with TLC, Primedia Unlimited’s washroom advertising specialist. 

TOP CD PARTNERS WITH PRIMALL MEDIA FOR MENLYN AND CRESTA SHOPPERS
Top CD and Primall Media have teamed together for a communication campaign to promote specials for DVDs and CDs, geared primarily towards shoppers from Menlyn and Cresta malls. 

PRIMEDIA SHOWS SA SPIRIT IN TRUE OUTDOOR STYLE
Proudly getting involved in the spirit of the World Cup that seems to have united the entire country, Primedia Unlimited in Sandton has branded their building with a 130m2 SA flag in support of the games passed and still to come.  

AVENG SIGNS ADVERTISING DEAL WITH WIDEOPEN PLATFORM
World Cup stadia developers Aveng have signed an advertising agreement with the Primedia subsidiary Wideopn Platform for ownership of 448m2 site in Morningside until 31 August. 

PRIMALL MEDIA MODIFY CLINIQUE CAMPAIGN
Primall Media has recently changed the creative approach in terms of brand awareness for their long-standing client Clinique to a more strategic placement within the lifestyle shopping mall environment.

 WONSA
NEW PRODUCTS

COOLCUTCAP NOW IN NATIONAL COLOURS
Coolcutcap have been asked on numerous occasions to supply a Cool Cut Cap in the colours of the South African flag. It is now available.  

FESPA TO SHOW NESCHEN INNOVATIONS
New substrates from Neschen include Varitex, a polyester fabric that uses its Colour Alliance (CA) coating to ensure consistent colour reproduction regardless of printing process employed. 

FINCH PAPER SHOWS CONVERD LLC HOW
Finch's paper products, designed and developed in cooperation with conVerd, LLC; are used to manufacture conVerd's new Enviroboard™ MR substrates. The result is a new product that is a greener and more sustainable alternative to traditional foam core.  

DRAWings® VERSION 5 FROM DRAWSTITCH ARRIVES
The software has a fully customisable interface and an impressive list of new features. It is designed to be used for graphic designing, textile and screen printing, embroidery and computerised quilting. 

DIGITOOL APPLICATOR A CUT ABOVE
The digitool applicator is the latest wide format vinyl, film and digital print application tool designed to increase productivity. It incorporates all the essential tools needed for the job in one handy pocket sized unit and is ideal for Large Format application.  

AMARI PLASTICS POLYPROPYLENE SHEETS GET GREEN LIGHT
Through its partnership with Imballaggi Protettivi, Amari Plastics will shortly commence distribution of eco friendly polypropylene sheets for the print, signage, fabrication and industrial markets.  

BIOMEDIA A WINNER IN 2010
BioMedia is the winner of The Best Environmental Printing Substrate Award for 2010 according to the European Digital Printing Association.  

STARFLEX INTRODUCE NEW SELF ADHESIVE MEDIA RANGE
Starflex has acquired adhesive coating technology from international suppliers and recently started its own production of self-adhesive media for digital printing as well as UV protective lamination. 

 Antalis
SOFTWARE HINT
HANDY TIP: Using the Curve smoothness slider in CorelDRAW®
DIGITAL SIGNAGE

IMMEDIATE IMPACT SOLUTION AWARDED TO TWO SOUTH AFRICAN STORES COURTESY OF EPISYS
Friendly Stores and Seven Eleven, two franchise supermarket stores in South Africa, have been selected as the recipients of Immediate Impact™ signage solution from Episys, the global information technology services company.  

DIGITAL SIGNAGE 103” PLASMA DISPLAY NOW AT 0R TAMBO
OR Tambo International Airport now has the new digital signage 103” Plasma display units, which were recently installed by Pansolutions.  

ELECTROLUMINSCENT TAXI TOP CAMPAIGN BY SUPERGA AND GRAFFITI
The Italian shoe brand Superga has recently launched a taxi top advertising campaign that will see an electroluminescent animation tool exclusive to the vehicle branding specialist Graffiti.  

SOME MOERSE COOL STUFF!

CD ON ONE SIDE, VINYL RECORD ON THE OTHER
Techno artist Jeff Mills produced this CD/5" vinyl single for "The Occurrence." One side of the disc is a normal CD, the other side plays on a normal analogue turntable.  

GEEKY LEGO POWERED BLUETOOTH PRINTER
Who doesn’t love Lego creations? This amazing Toy is simply awesome and this Lego Bluetooth Printer is one for the record books. 

Removal: This e-mail is for information purposes only and will not be repeated, following a request for removal. It is sent in accordance with the Information Exchange Promotion Protection and Privacy Act sect. 50, marked as "Advertisement" and containing a valid remove instruction below. E-mail based commercial communication avoids unnecessary spending on catalogues and paper, and helps to preserve valuable natural resources such as forests and oil. Should you not wish to receive information just click here to Unsubscribe.

Powered by Practical Publishing- info@practicalpublishing.co.za

 Avery Graphics

 Falcon