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Investors take a closer look at ive 

Prospective investors will be given a site tour of ive Group’s operations today ahead of the company’s planned listing on the ASX on July 1. The deal is shaping up as the largest stock market play in the industry.

  • Switch to mobile claims News Corp’s mX 


    News Corp is ditching its free daily newspaper mX, blaming the changing reading habits of commuters. The final edition of the paper, which is handed out at train stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, will appear on Friday, June 12.

  • HP tops global wide format rankings 


    Some of the glow from the recent record-breaking FESPA event has been tempered by a new survey showing that wide format printer shipments were slightly down over the past year. The survey found that HP remained the major wide format vendor.

  • Spandex breaks through the wall 

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    The expansion strategy of trade supplier Spandex continues with the Queensland branch adding 350sqm to its warehousing capacity by knocking down a wall between its existing facility and the space it has leased next door.

  • Epson’s deal with the (Red) Devils 


    Global technology leader Epson renewed its sponsorship deal with sporting icon Manchester United until the end of the 2017/18 season.

  • JetConverter for label sector 

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    Screen GP has launched an advanced multi-purpose label converting line to partner with its Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press.

  • Versant 2100 Press a hit with customers 


    The high-speed Versant 2100 Press from Fuji Xerox helped to transform operations at Brisbane-based The Print Group.

  • Ricoh models social & economic value – Brunner 


    When it comes to commitment to the environment and sustainability in the graphic arts, Ricoh is a clear leader having been at it since the 1990s. The company’s belief is that ‘economic, social, and environmental issues are inseparable.’

  • Innovation from OMET 


    Currie Group has unveiled a new high-quality label press and an innovative sleeve press for flexible packaging – both from leading Italian manufacturer OMET.

  • Amcor sends 30 Melbourne jobs to Zurich 


    Packaging giant Amcor will send 30 jobs from its head office in Melbourne to Zurich but has denied reports that the move is part of a plan to shift its corporate headquarters out of Australia.

  • Adshel boosts marketing team 


    APN News and Media’s outdoor advertising specialist Adshel has appointed the first of four new marketing managers as it steps up a major push into the booming outdoor digital market.

  • The future is wide format: FESPA 


    The heavy demand for wide format printing equipment is a key trend identified in a new survey by the Federation of European Screen Printers Association (FESPA).

  • NZ Herald packs its bags in style 


    The New Zealand Herald has won a total of 24 Canon Media Awards just weeks after NZME (formerly APN New Zealand) announced that the paper’s newsroom would be shifted and merged with stablemate The Radio Network.

  • It’s official – GAMAA and VISA connect 


    The two merchant associations in the graphic arts are getting together under a new name … Visual Connections. The new entity will be operational from July 1, 2015

  • LATMA/ANZFTA close in on merger 


    The Label and Tag Manufacturers Association of Australia (LATMA) is moving closer to an amalgamation with the Australia New Zealand Flexographic Technical Association (ANZFTA). “There’s no reason why it should not go ahead,” said LATMA president Mark Easton.

  • Price hikes put catalogues under pressure 


    One of the strongest growth areas of print is facing new challenges as the price of catalogue paper continues to climb. Paper manufacturer Norske Skog blamed the rising costs of raw materials for its second price hike in six months.

  • An iPad to Transform 

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    Congratulations to MJW advertising account manager Sophie Turner, the lucky winner of the Print21 iPad draw from PrintEx. The account manager at the advertising agency had visited PrintEx15 at Sydney Olympic Park last week.

  • Epson Workforce Pro WF-R8590TC 

    The first Print21 Hot Pick of the 2015 show has gone to Epson for its remarkable Workforce Pro WF-R8590TC network printer. For the first time, an inkjet device presents a viable alternative to laser in the office environment. In presenting Epson Australia’s Business Unit Manager, Craig Heckenberg with the Hot Pick certificate; Print 21 magazine…