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Blue Star buys Dominion Print 

Kelvin Gage and Kevin Maybury, Dominion owners and some of their staff, will move around the corner to the Silverwater site, as IVE group continues its growth through acquisition.

  • Theo Pettaras wins Konica Minolta award 

    Second year for the National Specialised Print Awards reinforces its place in the industry calendar with more entries than before. The customer-centric competition highlights the quality of digital printing produced on Konica Minolta technology.

  • Epson debuts new dye sub printer in Sydney’s west 

    Epson’s product expos, which have enjoyed plenty of interest in Melbourne and Brisbane, came to Western Sydney this week – and brought with them a brand-new dye sublimation printer, never before seen in Australia. The expo was held at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club from November 15-16.

  • Printing Industries weighs in on Qld election 

    With just over a week to go until the Queensland state election on Saturday November 25, Printing Industries has released a ‘scorecard’ that rates the parties in contention on how well their policies benefit printers in the areas of energy, education, tax, and infrastructure.

  • ACCC gives green light to COS OfficeMax buyout 

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not oppose Complete Office Supplies’ takeover bid for OfficeMax, but has not yet made a decision on Platinum Equity’s bid. The ACCC previously delayed its decision on COS’ bid in September.

  • Agfa Graphics secures NZME digital plate contract 

    Agfa Graphics has secured a digital plate contract with NZME, and will be the sole plate supplier in moving the Ellerslie print centre forward with the introduction of N95-VCF chemistry-free violet plate technology alongside Attiro high-speed clean out units.

  • From guide to guide: Using Pantone for print 

    Pantone has been guiding designers, creators and manufacturers with its universal colour language for more than fifty years. But with almost 5,000 Pantone Colours on offer, how do these guides help when creating for print?

  • PMP Moorebank gets Ikea gong for offset quality 

    PMP at Moorebank, which prints Ikea’s annual catalogue in Australia, has received an Ikea Tulip Award for Best Print Quality, Offset Printer. A PMP spokesperson told Print21 that the printer’s high standards, as represented by its ISO 12647-2 certification, contributed to its success.

  • Marie Claire’s “Yes” to print magazine cover 

    Marie Claire will publish its December issue with a limited-edition “Yes” cover on sale tomorrow, within only 24 hours of the marriage equality announcement. The Pacific Magazines publication unveiled its colourful wrap-around cover art in support of the postal vote result today.

  • Eight percent paper price rise on the way 

    Direct Paper will increase its prices for all paper and board products by six to eight percent from February, in line with a general trend of paper price rises from across the industry. Australia’s third-largest paper supplier announced it could no longer fully absorb rising costs from paper mills.

  • Peter Wagener and his success with EFI Vutek 

    From humble beginnings making and repairing flagpoles from a home bedroom in 1990, All Flags has grown to become one of WA’s largest and most trusted suppliers of flags, signs and banners. Now, with the help of three new EFI VUTEk machines, All Flags has given its business a major boost.

  • Labor leader short on energy specifics – Macaulay 

    Any future ALP government would be a mixed bag for the printing industry with good news on training but little to cheer for in the energy prices that are bedevilling printers everywhere.

  • GJS opens new warehouse in Victoria 

    Graphic arts supplier GJS has opened a new warehouse facility in Springvale, Melbourne, a move which it says will improve dispatch and delivery times in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The warehouse will supply products from a variety of companies represented by GJS.

  • Two new press sales as Gallus tours ANZ 

    Heidelberg has sold a second Gallus Labelfire digital press in Australia, as well as the country’s first Labelmaster conventional press. Each will be installed in the second quarter of 2018 at as-yet-unnamed purchasers in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.

  • Queensland turns out in style for PICAs 

    ColourChiefs has topped the medal tally at the 2017 Queensland Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards, with 11 medals including seven gold, plus the Judges Award. The glitzy event on Friday night, November 10, acknowledged the work of 16 businesses across 22 award categories.

  • New standard for print’s environmental impact 

    How do you make an environmental impact declaration for print? And why would you want to? These are questions most printers would prefer not to answer, but the second question is easier than the first: customers, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Fuji Xerox launches new production press in Bangkok 

    Fuji Xerox says its new high-speed, six-colour Iridesse Production Press will drive business growth for its print customers by allowing them to move into the expanding graphic design market. The new press was launched at an event at the company’s facility in Bangkok, Thailand (pictured).

  • Victorian cleaning company expands into anilox 

    Cleaning and facilities services company Ominta Group has expanded into anilox cleaning, thanks to a new FlexoWash FW 2500 supplied by Jet Technologies. Based in Victoria, Ominta is servicing customers from across the country.

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