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South Australia gets more Federal print $s 

Businesses in South Australia are proving to be well ahead of the game when it comes to making the most of the government funded opportunities provided by Future Print.

  • Mining collapse buries Qld printer 

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    Mackay-based Digimax Printing has gone into liquidation owing hundreds of thousands of dollars as the plunging price of coal takes its toll across Queensland. “We went from boom to bust inside six months,” said former co-owner Andrew Matsen.

  • ‘Unrelenting’ cyber threat targets businesses 

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    Australian businesses are facing increasing attacks by cyber criminals, according to a new threat report by the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The report comes as a printing industry supplier revealed this week that his entire computer system had been locked up by hackers demanding money.

  • New jobs follow new booklet maker 

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    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 finishing,” said director Wayne Rubin.

  • Bill Healey joins 2015 Future Forum line-up 

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    The challenges for traditional print media businesses as they move to a multimedia platform will be the focus of the 2015 Future Forum held in Sydney in September. Printing Industries’ retiring CEO Bill Healey will feature in a Print & Production masterclass to discuss the future of printing.

  • Heidelberg orders up €110 million in Q1 

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    Press giant Heidelberg posted a strong start to the financial year and says its strategic reorientation has helped to boost orders by more than €110 million in the first quarter. “As we start the new financial year, Heidelberg is well on the way to achieving its targets for the year.”

  • Industry supplier held to ransom by hackers 

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    A prominent industry equipment supplier in Sydney is the latest victim of an internet scourge with his entire computer system locked up by hackers demanding money.

  • Prince Charles & the ten green tasks – Brunner 

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    The ten tasks are the local message writ large. Some of the advice is common sense, for instance measure the right things and set the right targets. In a graphics workflow that might mean measuring how many sheets an offset press takes to come up to colour.

  • World first for Adshel’s digital out-of-home network 

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    Outdoor advertiser Adshel, a joint venture between APN News & Media and Clear Channel, will launch the world’s first national digital street furniture network across Australia in October. Adshel Live will include 270 high-definition digital screens in Australia’s six major metropolitan cities.

  • PMA Solutions goes Global 

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    Sydney-based print manager PMA Solutions has rebranded as PMA Global as it continues a global expansion strategy. “The rebranding reflects PMA’s global reach and its plans to expand further internationally into different regions in the near future,” said MD Phil Okill.

  • Canon hits the road in Perth 

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    Canon has kicked off a nine-week national road show with a successful launch in Perth and says bookings for future sessions are filling fast. “The aim is to make sure that those who weren’t able to get to Printex15 in Sydney don’t miss out on key ideas and applications,” said Dale Hawkins, Canon.

  • Membership drive for Printing Industries 

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    Within days of appointing new CEO Jason Allen, the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) is launching a new membership drive via a free webinar open to both members and non-members that will outline the range of benefits and services provided by the association.

  • Commercial Notice – AdPost 2nd-hand sale 

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    AdPost has now located in Alexandria in bigger premises and has made some recent acquisitions, which means we can offer a larger production capacity, broader spectrum of products and also have excess equipment that we are looking to sell..

  • Six moves over 40 years for Caringbah printer 

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    Cliff Lewis Printing officially opened its new factory last night as a culmination of four decades in commercial print growth throughout the southern Sydney suburb.

  • Change over at the top of Printing Industries 

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    Jason Allen runs onto the pitch while Bill Healey heads towards the sideline as the premiere industry association limbers up to tackle a new era. The new CEO of Printing Industries comes with the marketing and communication skills and experience needed to lead the association in the new landscape.

  • David Allen joins ReDigital NZ 

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    ReDigital NZ, distributor of the GMC Inspire suite, has appointed David Allen as its NZ Country Manager. Allen was a founder of Datamail (later to become Datam) 25 years ago and later worked at NZ Post before running a digital printing business which was recently sold to Blue Star Group.

  • Sydney’s Access Print expands into Adelaide 

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    Sydney printing and packaging company Access Print Solutions has acquired Adelaide’s Graphic Print Group as part of a national expansion strategy. Graphic Print, a family-owned printing business established over 40 years ago, employs more 60 staff at its factory in Richmond.

  • LATMA backs new labelling system 

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    The label industry has welcomed the federal government’s new food labelling system and says it will provide more opportunities for local suppliers. “Anything that makes people pay more attention to the packaging process is good for the industry,” said Mark Easton, president, LATMA.