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Getting the water balance right – Brunner 

In industries such as printing, where most businesses are relatively small and often family owned, it is much easier to make a difference without palavering on about arcane processes and Key Performance Indicators.

  • Printing Business Wanted – Gold Coast, QLD 


    I’m acting for an experienced operator, wanting to buy an established business on the Gold Coast. He would consider B3 offset, digital, B2 Offset or combination.

  • Staying ahead of commodity – HP Indigo in Israel #1 

    "readers want to access printed magazines in different forms," Patrick Howard, publisher Print21.

    Patrick Howard is in Israel attending a HP customer event where over 300 customers, partners, journalists and analysts have gathered to learn about the company’s future plans.

  • ‘Utter Declutter’: PANPA award finalists 


    The Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association has named the finalists for its Advertising and Marketing Awards, with Fairfax and News Corp titles dominating the list. “The Awards allow us to recognise the outstanding work that is reshaping how the newspaper industry markets and sells itself.”

  • EFI’s $140m move into digital textile printing 


    EFI has targeted the booming textile printing market with a $140m acquisition of Italian industrial inkjet provider Reggiani Macchine. “The acquisition gives EFI an immediate leadership position in one of the world’s largest industries undergoing the transformation from analog to digital.”

  • Canon’s ‘workplace of the future’ opens in Brisbane 

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    Canon says its new Brisbane headquarters will define the next generation of workplaces by empowering employees and catering to their individual working styles. “Technology has the power to enable workers to do their jobs from wherever they want at a time that suits them,” said Canon Australia’s MD.

  • EFI steps up expansion, adds Matan 

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    EFI has continued its global expansion by acquiring award-winning Israel-based Matan Digital Printers, a provider of technologies for superwide-format display graphics and other industrial printing applications.

  • Shetler to head govt’s ‘digital transformation’ 

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    UK digital specialist Paul Shetler has been named CEO of the federal government’s new Digital Transformation Office (DTO). “All new and redesigned services will be digital by default,” according to the DTO. Shetler is due to start a five-year appointment before the end of July.

  • ‘We are more than machines’: Heidelberg rebrand 

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    Offset giant Heidelberg has launched a new brand identity and strategic reorientation that focuses on both digital and offset printing, as well as consumables and services. “The focus is no longer simply on equipment, but on the integrated overall process,” said Heidelberg CEO Dr. Gerold Linzbach.

  • Spotlight on package printing at Labelexpo 2015 

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    Package printing will be a major focus of this year’s Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels – set to be the biggest event in its 35 year history. Labelexpo will feature “the lucrative commercial opportunities that package print production offers.”

  • WPP’s Martin Sorrell to headline Future Forum 

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    Martin Sorrell, founder and CEO of the world’s largest marketing communications group WPP, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Newspaper Works Future Forum in Sydney. “It may be that old-style felling trees and distributing newspapers and magazines is more effective than we think,” said Sorrell.

  • EFI releases Next-Gen Fiery 

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    EFI has launched the newest platform for its popular Fiery digital front ends for digital printing systems, featuring faster processing, high image quality, MIS/ERP integration and improved automated workflows: “We are excited to take our leading-edge technology to the next level,” said EFI’s Toby Weiss.

  • Bill Healey slams AusPost CEO Fahour 


    Printing Industries chief Bill Healey has slammed Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour over the national mail carrier’s plan to axe almost 2000 jobs. “If you look at their senior management, they’re paid a substantial amount of money but they have no blueprint for the future, just a lot of short-termism.”

  • ‘One big happy family’ – VC 


    Melbourne’s Visual Impact show in September will be top of the agenda when Australia’s newest graphic arts organisation Visual Connections launches operations today. The new entity – a merger of industry supplier groups GAMAA and VISA – will have its first board meeting on Thursday.

  • New jobs follow new booklet maker 


    A new Horizon SPF-200L booklet maker from Currie is proving a hit with customers and staff at Sydney’s Twin Loop Binding and new orders are pouring in. “It’s a fantastic piece of equipment and our customers are excited to have a one-stop store for all of their finishings,” said director Wayne Rubin.

  • $90m QMS Media float reignites IVE speculation 

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    Outdoor media company QMS has launched a successful ASX float just two weeks after print group IVE was forced to abandon its planned IPO citing market volatility. QMS began trading on the ASX yesterday after raising $90 million and will use the money to fund acquisitions.

  • FOR SALE – Digital/Offset Printer in Adelaide. 


    Long standing, well known Adelaide digital / offset printer. Circa $ 2 million of profitable sales. Quality equipment – complete pre-press incl. CtP, late model digital plant, automated B3 multicolour offset, automated B2 offset, complete finishing.

  • Kiwis snare the first Cheetah 

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    A New Zealand company has become the first printer in Australasia to sign up for the high-speed Xeikon CX3 label press, formerly known as the Cheetah.