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BPA comes into the frame for Focus Press 

Mark Shergill to take on the troubled printer and avoid liquidation but suppliers and staff are facing substantial losses of jobs and revenue.


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    Well-respected industry figure and colour specialist Luke Wooldridge joins the freshly re-energised Kodak team. Wooldridge brings more than a decade of industry experience to the role of territory sales manager for Queensland and NSW.

  • Creditors set to lose as CBD Printing demise drags on 


    Nearly a year and half on and the wreckage of CBD Printing may finally get put to bed. Liquidators William Buck have been sifting through the debris since September 2012, but as the matter continues to drag on major creditors may walk away empty-handed.

  • Flint Group sale sparks business growth plans 


    Goldman Sachs and Koch Equity Development LLC have bought up printing industry supplier Flint Group, a deal valuing the company at a heady $3 billion. The ink is barely dry on the paperwork and already the new owners are drawing up a takeover hit-list to grow the business.

  • Cut-price lessons 110 years in the making – Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 


    “There can be no question that cut prices are the bane of the printing profession all over the world – Australian cities are no exception to the rule – and any honest effort towards betterment is of paramount importance.” Tough words from 1904. Andy McCourt dissects cut-throat printing practise.

  • Lilyfield loses its bloom for German printers 


    Blue Star Group continues its tidal wave of industry consolidation, set to pick up iconic STI Lilyfield from German-based STI Group. The leading point of sale specialist will transfer back into Australian hands just five years after the German print group bought the business back in 2009.

  • $multi-million high-speed inkjet magnum OPUS 


    Fuji Xerox lands two major installs as Opus Group invests in the high-speed inkjet revolution, bringing crucial short-run work back onshore. In response to growing customer demand, Opus picks up an Impika eVolution and FX 1400 20-inch, complementing the group’s strong offset base.

  • Focus Press still up and running – Updated 

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    Reports of site closures and staff sent home are still whirling, but the full extent and nature of the Focus Press’s troubles remain elusive. Despite sources indicating an operation shut down today, Matraville and Canberra are up and running with staff being told it’s “business as usual”.

  • Epson cottons on with SC-F2000 garment printer 


    Vibrant colour and image quality gives Epson’s new Sure Color SC-F2000 the edge, with two desktop configurations hitting the direct-to-garment print market. Powered by the latest PrecisionCore tech, the SC-F2000 is Epson’s new go-to for printing on cotton-based clothing and merch.

  • Three-year Blue Star plate deal a coup for Kodak 


    A decisive plate war win for Kodak as it inks a new three-year direct deal with Blue Star Group. Company heads Geoff Selig and Steve Venn met at Blue Star head office to sign the momentous deal, firmly backing the graphic arts supplier’s recent split from Heidelberg.

  • Focus Press in trouble as workers told to stay home today (Friday) 

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    Concerns mount over the health of the company as reports have its South Strathfield factory closed. Employees will be told if they are required to report for work on Monday.

  • 4D printing no joke for Heidelberg 


    Despite the April 1 announcement of EFI’s remarkable TARDIS-powered time-traveling 4D press, Heidelberg is deadly serious about 4D. The Jetmaster Dimension is one arm of the German offset giant’s latest drive into digital inkjet, geared at printing on three-dimensional objects.

  • Launch date decided for Colorplan entry to Australian market 


    BJ Ball will showcase high-end iconic UK colour paper brand at design conference, Semi Permanent, Carriage Works in May.

    Focusing on the design community as key paper specifiers, the paper merchant is looking to dazzle with the introduction of the 50 colours of Colorplan.

  • Pull! Pull! Back to the oars for the Galley Club 


    Despite a dismal turnout at the Harbourview Hotel and a monumental lack of engagement from the industry, diehards refuse to let the all but moribund publishing association die.

  • Aussie label stars win seats at young leaders congress 


    Supa Stik’s Peter Holywell, and Jason Baker of AC Labels, landed tickets to this year’s young leaders conference in Chicago, sponsored to the event by LATMA. The two winners are set the wave the flag for Australian labels at the top-tier industry network event this September.

  • New leadership team steps up DIC packaging business 


    DIC ANZ refreshes its senior line-up as veteran Steve Parker steps down as DIC New Zealand general manager. Australia’s Meredith Darke crosses the Tasman to take up the mantle from July 1, a move set to grow the company’s market stake and drive business in the packaging sector.

  • Gallus to integrate Fujifilm inkjet in new label press 


    Iconic label brand will manufacture a hybrid flexo-inkjet press to be showcased at its St Gallen factory post-LabelExpo. The company has made a decision not participate for the first time in LabelExpo Chicago in September, preferring to introduce its new technology at its factory in Switzerland.

  • Record SX52 install saves the day for Newcastle printer 

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    A major press breakdown can spell disaster for a busy printer, but for the team at WHO Printing it was into an opportunity. Thanks to quick thinking and a record-fast install of a brand new Heidelberg SX52, the Newcastle print shop is back on track and even kicked up productivity.