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Gavin Pollard

Fuji Xerox cuts 40 jobs in New Zealand 

Fuji Xerox NZ is moving away from its traditional print services roots, transforming ‘traditional’ conversations with customers as the company restructures its Asia Pacific business. 40 jobs will go but FX says the move has nothing to do with the shock departure of Australian MD Neil Whittaker.

  • Powerful large format printers from Epson at drupa 


    A significant addition to the wide format market will kick off in October when Epson launches three new SureColor machines with each printer specially designed for a different market segment.

  • $5m leap forward for Abbe Corrugated 

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    Melbourne packaging company Abbe Corrugated has installed a Barberan Jetmaster single-pass large format digital printer, the fastest of its kind in Australia. The 4-color press, with a price tag in excess of $5 million, is ‘certainly a leap forward in printing technology.’

  • Winds of change 


    Well known in the Victorian area market following a lengthy career with Heidelberg, Shane Hanlon has joined Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems division as Account Manager. Hanlon’s 40 years experience in the printing industry covers both technical and sales roles.

  • KBA and Xerox unite for 40″ B1 inkjet press 


    KBA Sheetfed Solutions and Xerox have partnered to develop the VariJET 106, a digital sheetfed inkjet press targeted at the folding carton market. The press, in the final stages of development, will print 4,500 B1 sheets per hour.

  • Esko robotics boost output by 80% – video 

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    Esko says its ‘breakthrough’ fully automated robotic production system to be showcased at drupa can boost cutting table output by up to 80%. “The solution is powered by one of the most agile industrial robots currently available.”

  • Australia/NZ win big at Global Media Awards 

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    Australian and New Zealand newspaper publishers walked away with an impressive haul of trophies at the International News Media Association Global Awards at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Sir Les Patterson (pictured) features in a winning News Corp entry.

  • Arthur Frost is Industry Legend at 33rd NPA 

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    Lamson Group MD Arthur Frost, a 45-year print industry veteran who started his career selling pens and paper on trams, was declared this year’s Printing Industry Legend at the Media Super National Print Awards in Melbourne.

  • Civic Media doubles up on Fujifilm Uvistar 

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    Civic Media of North Lakes, near Brisbane, has installed its second five-metre wide Uvistar printer from Fujifilm, to handle an 82% jump in workload over the past 12 months. “We are extremely busy and even with the addition of a second Uvistar, we have had to increase operations to 24/5.”

  • Resolution Imaging speeds up with Esko 

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    Melbourne large format signage and display print company Resolution Imaging says a new Esko Kongsberg XP cutting table has provided a significant boost to production speeds. “Basically, you throw the sheet on the table and it almost cuts itself,” says director Darren Watkins.

  • Waikato Times takes NZ newspaper award 

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    Fairfax Media’s The Waikato Times has earned the coveted Newspaper of the Year title at the 2016 New Zealand Canon Media Awards held in Wellington. Bauer Media took the Magazine of the Year award for Home; Stephen Parker was named Photographer of the Year.

  • Print’s carbon footprint: the Egyptian formula 

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    Every week week we get bombarded with new information about the dismal condition of the planet and its inhabitants. But sometimes we come across ideas and initiatives that are actually inspiring, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Map your future with Currie Group at drupa 


    Visitors to this year’s drupa trade show in Düsseldorf are encouraged to ‘Touch the Future’ of printing as the industry prepares for the greatest exhibition of the latest printing technology ever.

  • NZ Supreme Award winner is disqualified 


    Dave Gick fell on his sword when he realised his winning entry broke the rules by having some elements printed overseas. He approached the Pride in Print organisers and alerted them to the discrepancy, asking that his award be withdrawn.

  • Arson site ‘ripe for development’ 


    A city block in West Melbourne – the scene of a suspicious fire that severely damaged the TLC Digital/Signarama print business less than two weeks ago – is up for sale and being advertised as ‘ripe for development.’

  • Art & Soul goes HP Latex with Spandex 

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    Innovative Sydney sign and display house Art & Soul is putting on extra shifts to cope with demand following the installation of its new HP Latex 3100 grand format printer. “It’s been a game changer for Art & Soul,” says John Nicolas, a sign-maker and animator who established the business in 1983.

  • Booktopia presses ahead with IPO plan 

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    Australia’s largest online book retailer Booktopia is pushing ahead with plans for a $150 million float on the ASX, with brokers organising for fund managers to make site trips next week to the company’s headquarters at Homebush in Sydney’s western suburbs.

  • LabelForce adds Mark Andy P3 Press from Aldus 


    Mark Andy’s ANZ distributor Aldus Engineering has continued its busy year with the installation of its 3rd P5 label press in the past three months. Perth-based label manufacturer LabelForce has just installed its second Mark Andy P5, three years after the first one.