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CMYKhub powers up 2nd Ryobi 900 in Sydney 

Extra capacity will take the pressure off running 24/7 in the lead up to Christmas while ensuring deliveries are still always made on time. The new RMGT 9 A1-size eight-colour offset press is the 13th press CMYKhub has put in over the ten years of its existence.

  • Offset print drops $23.5 billion in 14 years 

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    Sales of commercial lithography in the US declined nearly 40.0% from $59.3 billion to $35.8 billion between 2000 and 2014 while commercial digital printing increased almost ninefold, from $1.0 billion to $8.7 billion.

  • Voting begins in PIAA board elections 

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    Voting is underway in the PIAA board elections, with members in Victoria and Tasmania choosing between two candidates on the ballot in each state. Peter Orel, standing in Victoria, and Peter Clark in Tasmania want to see more focus on membership services.

  • Esko boosts Melbourne flexo supplier 

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    David Simpson Graphics (DSG), a prepress supplier to the flexographic printing industry, has enjoyed a significant lift in business after providing its staff with the latest Esko solutions. “This has helped us dramatically. It has opened up new business for us.”

  • Melbourne edition of The Advertiser 

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    The blackout in South Australia forced News Corp to take the ‘unprecedented’ step of printing The Advertiser newspaper in Melbourne and trucking it to Adelaide overnight. “Rain, hail or shine, we will get as many newspapers into the hands of as many readers as possible.”

  • Two Sides launches VoPP magazine 

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    Paper and print industry lobby group Two Sides Australia has launched its own magazine to celebrate “the value and effectiveness of paper and print.” The VoPP Mag is a bi-annual publication with over 10,000 distributed in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Why does the future take so long to arrive? 

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    Read the Blog: In late 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first email message. It was ten letters long (QWERTYUIOP) and he was probably oblivious to the fact that hitting ‘send’ would gain him entry into the history books

  • Ron Patterson contests PIAA elections 

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    Former PIAA Victoria state secretary Ron Patterson has put his name forward for the PIAA board elections and will run against Finsbury Green CEO Peter Orel for the Victorian seat. In Tasmania, former AIW director Peter Clark will contest the ballot against Martin Guilliamse, general manager of Mark Media.

  • HP under fire for ink ‘bait and switch’ 

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    Tech giant HP is facing a consumer backlash over its sudden move to block the use of cheaper third-party ink cartridges in its printers. There are reports that counterfeit ink cartridges are already available to trick the updated HP printers.

  • New $10,000 print award competition 

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    Konica Minolta institutes a National Specialised Print Awards for its customers to recognise excellence in digital printing. The $10,000 prize is for promotions and business development for printers operating Konica Minolta technology

  • Reflex upgrades to Horizon finishing 

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    Adelaide’s Reflex Printing has installed a new Horizon Collating and Finishing line in time to begin a new multi-million-dollar printing contract with the SA government. “It’s been up and running for four weeks now and has been excellent in terms of speed and quality.”

  • Print drives Bauer to 2.3bn in sales 

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    Global publishing giant Bauer posted the second-highest turnover in its company history and praised its print business as ‘the platform for our success.’ In Australia, Bauer publishes 60 magazines including The Australian Women’s Weekly and Women’s Day.

  • Free colour checks from The Colour Doctor 

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    The Colour Doctor – David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services – has brought back the free Colour Health Check service – valued at $495 – for all printers, until October 31st. “It’s easy for an offset, digital, flexo label or wide format printer to initiate.”

  • Scepticism over eco labels 

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    There is a massive industry underlying the certification of environmental standards and the cost of achieving an eco label can be extremely expensive – which is part of the reason for scepticism on the part of printing company owners.

  • Locals make up 1% of drupa attendance 

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    More than 2000 industry types from Australia and New Zealand made the trip to Düsseldorf in May for the world’s largest printing trade show. This is in line with attendance at previous shows.

  • Heavy metal lives – LIA & PIAA NSW 

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    The LIA NSW in conjunction with the PIAA NSW invites members of the industry to come and learn about the advances in offset printing from the experts. Three of the industry heavyweights will showcase their latest developments at a special Heavy Metal Night in Sydney.

  • Canon unveils ‘revolutionary’ UVgel technology 

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    Canon has launched new ink and print head technology for its roll-to-roll printers that it says will slash printing costs by up to 40% compared to eco-solvent or latex. “The potential is extremely exciting,” says Adrian Morris, Canon Australia

  • Dashing Print rebrands as Dashing 

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    Sydney’s Dashing Print has signed an exclusive US deal to expand its global retail and digital signage services and has rebranded as Dashing. The 30-year-old print business has grown six-fold in four years and now has over 150 staff.

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