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Fuji Xerox targets Whittaker in High Court case 

Neil Whittaker (pictured), the former high-profile MD of Fuji Xerox NZ and Fuji Xerox Australia, has been named in court documents as one of two defendants in a civil case launched by FXNZ following a $450 million accounting scandal.

  • ‘The dollar is in the data’ at Dscoop roadshow 

    Dscoop’s Australia/New Zealand roadshow has hit Melbourne, bringing with it big-data guru Bill Wieners to show local printers how to make the most of data for their businesses. The final event of the roadshow series will be held at the Park Hyatt Sydney on Monday October 23.

  • PMI and Canva launch Canva Print 

    Melbourne printer PMI has partnered with Sydney-based online graphic design software company Canva to launch a new print and delivery service in Australia called Canva Print. Canva has 10 million users around the world.

  • Heidelberg steps into the smart car 

    Heidelberg is rolling out a range of personalized digital printing solutions designed for the automobile industry at next month’s InPrint 2017. “We have the expertise and technologies to design the personalized world.”

  • Dscoop turns focus to China & India 

    Dscoop Asia Pacific has elected Dominion Print CEO Kelvin Gage (pictured, left) as its new board chairman as the HP users group turns its attention to growing markets in China and India.

  • Roland DG heads into regional WA 

    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, is taking its popular Mobile Imagination Centre into regional Western Australia later this month. Roland has also launched a new corporate website.

  • Liquidators to auction off Retail assets 

    Machinery and equipment from collapsed Melbourne printer Retail Communications will be auctioned off next month in a bid to raise some of the $1.7 million owed to creditors.

  • Whirlwind storms into Sydney 

    The iconic Melbourne trade printer blew into town this week taking over the bespoke print business of Lindsay Yates while keeping principals Paul Richardson and David Shoppee on deck for at least four years

  • ‘Fantastic’ Visual Impact boosts Starleaton 

    “For a three-day event that was arguably held in the shadow of Pacprint, the amount of business conducted was remarkable,” says Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton.

  • Currie Group dashes through training milestone 

    Sydney’s Dashing Print has become the 500th Currie Group customer to complete a course through Currie’s Training Centre. Currie Group representatives presented Dashing’s HP Indigo coordinator Matt Boyden with an award to mark the milestone at the printer’s plant in Lane Cove West.

  • LIA QLD hosts International Print Day event 

    Today is International Print Day and printers around the world are being invited to share their passion for print through social media. Last year, the IPD hashtag on Twitter generated 30 million timeline deliveries in under 24 hours.

  • Xeikon pulls the plug on Trillium 

    Xeikon has terminated its Trillium liquid toner project because of what it calls “several challenges” in bringing it to market. “We are confident the segments we operate can be well served with our current dry toner technology,” says Flint Group’s Benoit Chatelard.

  • QLD PICAs to feature LIA graduate awards 

    Tickets are selling fast for next month’s Queensland PICAs event which this year includes the $15,000 Visual Connections – LIA National Graduate Award. The PICA QLD award-winners will compete against other state winners at the 2018 National Print Awards.

  • Superia solutions for Fujifilm plates 

    Fujifilm has released three advanced solutions in its Superia Newspaper range that are designed to bring plate-making to ‘a new level of efficiency’ for newspaper printers.

  • Agfa leads the way with Eco plates 

    Agfa is driving improvements in print production efficiency with its patented Agfa Elite Eco plates and the Arkana plate processor (pictured), writes sustainability consultant, Laurel Brunner.

  • Newsprint imports slump almost 13% 

    Newsprint imports were down by 12.9% in the 2016-17 financial year, according to new data from pulp and paper industry bible IndustryEdge. Australia’s total demand for paper and paperboard fell 4.4%.

  • Visual Impact opens doors to the next generation 

    Students have flocked to Visual Impact Sydney to learn about future careers in the printing industry. Though organisers had initially planned to bring in 120 students over the three days, they estimated that more than 170 were expected to attend.

  • Sappi joins paper mill price rises 

    Another major paper mill has flagged its intention to lift the price it sells graphic papers into the Australian and New Zealand market by 5% to 8%. It joins other international suppliers that have pushed through price hikes in recent months.

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