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An HP Indigo 8000 press, sold to Peacock Bros at PacPrint.

Region’s first HP Indigo 8000 at Peacock Bros 

Printer and supplier Peacock Bros has dramatically increased its digital label capacity with the purchase of the first HP Indigo 8000 press in the Asia-Pacific and Japan, which has been installed at its plant in Glendenning in Sydney’s west.

  • Gold Coast printer switches to Konica Minolta 

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    Gold Coast printing house GC Digiprint has invested in its first Konica Minolta press, the toner-based AccurioPress C2070, which was launched in March this year. Owner Dave Thorley chose the new machine after shopping around for a replacement for his previous press.

  • NZ govt. rules out debate over Fuji Xerox 

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    Speaker of the House David Carter has turned down a request for a parliamentary debate over the Fuji Xerox NZ accounting scandal because of ‘an ongoing investigation’ into the matter.

  • OKI brings white toner to the desktop 

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    OKI has launched the first compact A3 printer with white toner, joining its existing A4 offering with the same capability. The new OKI Pro8432WT A3 white toner printer can print at up to 35 ppm, at 1200×600 dpi. It is compatible with single-step and low-temperature transfer media.

  • ‘A solid role for print in Parliament’: PIAA 

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    Printing Industries has told a parliamentary committee that the federal government should tread carefully in contemplating replacing printed official documents with online publishing. “Be careful what you wish for,” says the PIAA’s Mary Jo Fisher.

  • Register for Print Dynamics auction 

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    The entire machinery and equipment line-up from collapsed Melbourne sheetfed printer and mailing house Print Dynamics goes on sale next week in a global online auction. The Mount Waverley-based company closed its doors and ceased trading in April after 17 years in business.

  • New CEO for WRH Global Australia 

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    Stefan R. Mahler has been appointed the new CEO of WRH Global Australia – distributor of Ferag post-press systems – replacing Daniel Faesser, who’s been named CEO of the company’s Denipro business in Switzerland.

  • Avery Dennison opens QLD distribution centre 

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    Avery Dennison, a global leader in labeling solutions, has opened its new Berrinba Distribution Centre in Brisbane, which it says will significantly improve services to Australian customers, including next-day delivery to Brisbane and Sydney.

  • 50+ jobs lost as Hygrade shuts down 

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    Leading Melbourne cutting forme company Hygrade Group – which has supplied the printing and packaging industry with high quality tooling for over 60 years – has closed its doors and gone into voluntary administration, with at least 50 staff members said to have lost their jobs.

  • PIAA fights for printed government documents 

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    The PIAA has told a federal committee that’s considering phasing out printed parliamentary documents that online publishing is ‘superficially attractive’ but cannot match print in terms of value for money. The Joint Committee on Publications holds a hearing in Canberra tomorrow.

  • Production will continue, Anzpac tells suppliers 

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    Packaging company Anzpac has sent a letter to suppliers assuring them printing will continue at the Smithfield site under a new owner, after parent company TWPH announced on the Malaysian stock exchange that it was ceasing production.

  • NSW Supreme Court approves Spicers deal 


    The Supreme Court of New South Wales has approved an agreement between two groups of Spicers shareholders that will see the hybrid shareholders take a 68 percent stake in the company and restore the paper merchant’s capital structure.

  • Winds of change: Bauer CEO exits 

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    Bauer Media Group’s Australasian CEO Nick Chan (pictured) has left the company after 14 months in the job and will be replaced by Bauer’s New Zealand CEO Paul Dykzeul.

  • Nulab wins big in the US 

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    Melbourne digital printer Nulab has picked up eight awards – including the top prize for Digital Printing-Novelty books – at the Print Industry of America’s (PIA) Premier Print Awards.

  • Measuring energy use of digital presses 

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    Energy usage calculations for digital presses assume there are standard digital presses and standard print applications, which there clearly aren’t. Laurel Brunner looks at the challenges of measuring the energy efficiency of digital print production systems.

  • GJS show on the road from July 11 

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    GJS Group has announced the dates for its third annual roadshow, which will visit 13 locations around Australia from July to August this year. The tour will kick off in Townsville on July 11 and visit Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, SA, and WA before concluding in Sydney on August 26.

  • 69 jobs to go as Anzpac ends operations 

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    The Malaysian owners of Sydney-based packaging printer Anzpac will cease all printing operations and sell off most of the company’s assets. Tien Wah Press Holdings announced to the Bursa Malaysia stock exchange that it would stop printing at Anzpac’s Smithfield site by September 30.

  • SA government sticks with oOh!media 

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    oOh!media has won a major tender with the South Australian government for 40 large format billboards in and around Adelaide. Noel Cook from oOh!media said the contract would enable the company to continue delivering on its existing billboards, as well as upgrade key locations to digital.

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