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PMP prepares for heat-set takeovers & megers 

Region’s largest printer is back in the black as a result of concentrating on doing what it does best – printing and distributing retail catalogues. Declaring a return to profit and signalling the company will be debt-free by 2017, PMP is preparing to give money back to its shareholders.

  • Printing at the border of tomorrow 

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    There are not many HP Indigo presses close to the Murray River border between Victoria and NSW. This is old school offset country. Now Donald Thomson has installed a HP Indigo 3550 from Currie Group at his family printing company, GraphiPress, in the border town of Albury on the Hume Highway.

  • JDA Recruitment moves into Queensland 

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    It just got easier for printers to find industry professionals in Brisbane as well as people looking to work in printing to find a job. Industry veteran, Geoff Curtis, ex-McMillan Printing and Fergies, has hung out the JDA Recruitment shingle in the northern capital.

  • Gulati powers up 1st Heidelberg carbon neutral press 

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    Print Bound is now running its new Speedmaster XL106-6+LXLEUV at the old GEON site in Mt Waverly as it ramps up work to fill the 18,000 sheets per hour UV giant.

  • Enviro tax attack on print – Laurel Brunner 

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    In January Danish Members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on draft legislation to tax commercial print. The tax will make print cost 25-50% more and is being imposed to discourage print’s use, on the basis that it is bad for the environment.

  • How to win at the NPA – 4 tips from the top 

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    Luke Wooldridge, chairman of judges for the 32nd National Print Awards gives the good oil on what printers should look out for when submitting entries into next year’s competition. Newly consolidated categories and a shift back to direct entry means the judging panel will deal with three times the entries than in previous years.

  • What went wrong – Alan King on OnDemand 

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    Every printing business failure brings its own list of causalities. Suppliers are more often than not part of the equation. Alan King, Rilecart Binding Supplies, escaped with little damage from OnDemand’s failure. He shares some thoughts on the problems faced by the industry.

  • Mitch Mulligan backs up again for GAMAA 

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    Russell Cavanagh, DES, is confirmed in the Vice President role of the Graphic Arts Merchant’s Association of Australia at the group’s biennial retreat, held this year at Bowral, NSW.

  • Future Print gives focus to Openbook Howden 

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    New management team get greater clarity from signing on to Future Print Business Transformation Project. One year into running the company, Sarah Leo and Michael Richards are finding the right kind of motivation in their new roles

  • Sponsored News: Offset Plates—A System, Not Just a Piece of Metal. Fujifilm Blog 

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    As the number of establishments using offset plates reduces, plate volumes remain stable or show slight increases due to the proliferation of multi-unit presses, shorter print runs performed more frequently and vast improvements in the time it takes to change-over plates.

  • Printid App ties direct mail into the digisphere 

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    Integrating DM as part of a digital marketing campaign just got a whole lot easier as pioneering printer, Digital Logic, creates Printid, an App for the world.

  • Paper falls flatten out but conditions are still tough – Tim Woods Pulp & Paper Edge 

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    After big declines in the consumption of printing paper in each of the previous two years, the market eased back towards stability in 2013-14, falling just 0.5% to 1.2 million tonnes.

  • Konica Minolta trumpets three production print awards 

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    High-volume and mid-volume colour printers along with a black & white engine are recognised by Buyers Laboratory as being best in their class in the annual Pro Awards.

  • New press tops off ‘good year’ for manroland 

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    The announcement of the Roland 700 Evolution sheetfed press reinforces Steve Dunwell’s (pictured) belief in Langley Holding’s commitment to R&D in the printing industry and will drive sales in Australia and NZ next year.

  • Can an App work for coatings and laminations? Oh yes it can! 

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    Printers love swatch books and samples of new paper, different coatings and special effects. Now they can get close to the real thing over the internet with the new Allkotes App. In the same week that Digital Logic released its Printid App for the marketing industry, comes a another arch in the bridge between printing…

  • LEP claims 1st up for Future Print apprentices 

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    Kirstin Robinson, who started working as a print finisher at LEP Colour Printers in April, is the first to be assessed to the new industry standard through Future Print, having completed her first block of competencies and benchmarking.

  • Michael Wu wins the battle for OnDemand 

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    Ability Press and Miracle Bookbinding owner buys On Demand from liquidators through Production Print (Australia), the company running the operation under license since Bruce Peddlesden gave it away.

  • Rotoprint chooses Epson SurePress L-4033A 

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    With over 12 years experience in the printing industry, Queensland-based Rotoprint, a specialist in the design and manufacture of self-adhesive labels, has long relied on its existing flexographic printing equipment to provide full colour printing, laminating, varnishing and custom die-cut labels.