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Print’s ‘ageing and static workforce’: study 

A research group chaired by PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay has identified three core issues in attracting new talent to the industry: “perception and reputation of the sector; working conditions and prospects; and in many cases, an ageing and static workforce.”

  • Dscoop embraces Seoul kind of feeling 

    Registration is now open for Dscoop’s 2018 Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) conference to be held in Seoul, South Korea, which will – in a first for a Dscoop Asia show – include site visits as part of the program, so attendees can get a first-hand look at the operations of innovative local printers.

  • Celebrate print at Wimble’s Wayzgoose! 

    The Museum of Printing in NSW is holding a three-day celebration of printing and printmaking in April that will feature guest speakers, workshops, rare book collections and a printers’ picnic.

  • Kwik Kopy Miller Street wins FCA award 

    Kwik Kopy Miller Street has been awarded the NSW/ACT Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff, at the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Excellence in Franchising Awards.

  • EFI has its eyes on mid-range printers 

    Medium-sized printers are an increasingly important destination for the EFI software team in ANZ as the company focuses on lifting its profile and presence with the vast majority of middle-size printing companies.

  • SONY DADC auction begins today 

    Australian Valuations opened online bidding this afternoon on an extensive range of equipment from Sony DADC Australia’s former Print Services business. The company shut down its printing operation at Huntingwood in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

  • Icahn boosts team to fight Xerox deal 

    Billionaire activist shareholder Carl Icahn (pictured) has enlisted the help of former HP and IBM executive John Visentin to help fight the “no sense” takeover of Xerox by Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings.

  • Paper prices pose a critical challenge: APIA 

    The printing industry’s response to an unprecedented surge in pulp and paper prices will be critical to maintaining profitable print volumes, according to the Australasian Paper Industry Association (APIA).

  • Matrix Frame to open Australian centre 

    Netherlands-based graphic display manufacturer Matrix Frame will launch a new Australian regional distribution centre at next month’s Visual Impact show in Brisbane.

  • NZ printer wins Kodak environmental award 

    Southern Colour Print, a security printing specialist based in Dunedin, New Zealand, is one of 14 printers from around the world to win Kodak’s Sonora Plate Green Leaf award for 2017.  Laurel Brunner reports.

  • LIA visits Australia’s first 10-colour RMGT 

    Brisbane printer Spot Productions is hosting an inspection tour next week for members of the Queensland branch of the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) that will feature Australia’s first Ryobi 10-colour RMGT 920 A1-size LED-UV press.

  • Konica Minolta launches new Accurio 6136 

    Konica Minolta has released its new monochrome production print system, the AccurioPress 6136 series, to the local market. The new series is a successor model to the bizhub Press 1250e series.

  • FUJIFILM Australia 

    In wide format production, robotics are at their best when automating repetitive functions. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the loading and unloading of large sheets on the faster breed of flatbed UV printers, such as the Inca Onset X-series from Fujifilm. Andy McCourt filed this report.

  • State of Indigo – the Currie Group origin series. 

    During the run up to the State of Origin rugby series Currie Group and HP Indigo are running their own NSW vs QLD printing competition. Only this interstate rivalry has nothing to do with football and everything to do with the state – NSW or QLD – that has the best Print Beat HP Indigo printers.

  • Price of paper to go up again, say merchants 

    Spicers announced another round of paper price rises from 1 May as local paper merchants continue to adjust to rapid increases in pulp and paper prices from mills around the world. Ball and Doggett and Direct Paper are expected to follow suit.

  • Zine me up, Sticky – Print21 Magazine 

    Sticky Institute has been a home for zinemakers since 2001. From photocopiers and typewriters to long-armed staplers and textas, the volunteer-run space not only provides the resources to create independent publications, but also stocks a gamut of DIY titles from makers around the country.

  • Pozitive signs exclusive Summa deal 

    Sign and display supplier Pozitive has notched up a big win, becoming the exclusive distributor for Summa’s new high-tech F Series of flatbed cutting tables in Australia. Pozitive will showcase a Summa F Series F1612 flatbed cutter at its demonstration centre in Eastern Creek, Sydney.

  • Dashing to the future with HP’s Print Beat 

    Dashing Group has become the first printer in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region to use HP’s PrintOS Print Beat software across its Indigo, wide-format, and industrial digital print solutions. Print Beat, part of HP’s cloud-based PrintOS software suite, can generate real-time data on press performance.

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