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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Neopost powers on with print seminars 

    It’s important for anyone in the printing industry to keep up with the latest trends in technology – not just by attending trade shows, but by educating themselves and networking with other printers. That’s why Neopost, in conjunction with HP, is hosting a series of seminars on ‘the Power of Print’.

  • Starleaton buys Uniscreen Australia 

    Starleaton has acquired Uniscreen Australia, the local arm of the Uniscreen Group that is focused on supplying sublimation papers and inks. Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton (pictured) says he’s excited to gain access to Uniscreen’s Coldenhove sublimation papers.

  • LIA to visit Blue Star Display in Sydney 

    Blue Star Group CEO Cliff Brigstocke will be the guest speaker at next week’s Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) visit to Blue Star Display and Blue Star Promote at South Granville in Sydney.

  • Yaffa Media is the new publisher of Print21 

    Yaffa Media, one of Australia’s leading magazine publishing companies, is the new owner of Print21, the premier printing industry publication, after an agreement signed last week between Yaffa Media MD Tracy Yaffa and Print21 publisher Patrick Howard.

  • James Rodden start up – life after Gallus 

    Label maestro sets up his own Rodden Graphics business after 22 years representing Gallus in Australia and New Zealand, part of a life-long engagement with the Heidelberg-owned Swiss label press manufacturer.

  • Bidding opens next week on Sony DADC 

    Australian Valuations has released details of a 21-day auction to sell off the entire range of offset, digital and finishing equipment from Sony DADC Australia’s former Print Services business. “This unique offering of late model equipment should not be missed.”

  • Ball & Doggett diversifies with NZ takeover 

    Leading paper, packaging and print media distributor Ball & Doggett has announced a major expansion into New Zealand with the acquisition of leading wide format supplier Aarque Graphics.

  • Winds of Change – Anthony Lewis leaves Konica Minolta 

    High-profile industry identity, Anthony Lewis, finished his role with Konica Minolta last week and is looking forward to new opportunities. The dynamic and very dapper, Lewis, headed up the company’s thrust into ‘industrial printing’ over the past three years.

  • Peak Digital reaches new signage summit 

    Forward-thinking Melbourne printer Peak Digital says its newly installed large format Epson SureColor SC80600 has delivered an amazing upgrade in speed and colour quality. The company has also cut its power bills in half by installing 280 solar panels.

  • Why printing endures in business: Shout Media 

    Launched at the height of the GFC in 2007, Sydney-based print production company Shout Media gained traction by capitalising on increased demand from organisations for outsourced printing. It has thrived, however, by forging collaborative relationships with its clients.

  • Kwik Kopy Miller Street an award finalist 

    Kwik Kopy Miller Street, owned by father, son and daughter team of Peter, Daniel and Susie McKenzie has made the finals of the 2018 NSW/ACT Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Awards. “We are thrilled to be shortlisted,” says Dan McKenzie.

  • Bookbinding competition and exhibition 

    Sydney Rare Book Auctions is holding a competition and exhibition to celebrate the gentle art of bookbinding, with a first prize of $1,000 on offer. The book to be bound by contestants is a facsimile of The Report of the Bordeaux International Exhibition of Wines, 1882.

  • Kanpai! New OKI MD formally opens new office 

    OKI Data Australia has moved into its new office at Macquarie Park, Sydney, with Alex Kawamura, managing director, cutting the ribbon and opening the ceremonial sake barrel at an event for channel partners. The new facility is double the size of OKI’s old demonstration centre.

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