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‘Old’ Dave Marshall, 59, fights Fujifilm sacking 

Dave Marshall is suing Takeshi Yanase, CEO Fujifilm, and Nobuhiko Koshimizu, chairman, after they allegedly sacked him for being ‘too old’. The 59-year-old COO and MD of Fujifilm is set to leave the company in October after being ousted in July.

  • Centrum launches 24-hour weekday service 

    Sydney ‘for trade and reseller’ printing house Centrum Printing has launched 24-hour service during the week, thanks to its KBA Rapida 145 and 162 six-colour offset presses. The move helps Centrum keep up with demand, increase its capacity, and offer a faster turnaround for its clients.

  • Epson steps up Planet Ark partnership 

    Epson Australia has increased its partnership with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. The company has moved from Retail Partner to Full Partner, the highest tier of involvement with the campaign. The program, now in its 14th year, recycles used printer cartridges for free, ensuring they stay out of landfill.

  • Greenguard certifies eco-friendly textile inks 

    Textile and packaging printing are the two areas of print where safety must absolutely be considered from the very beginning of a project. Designers need to be aware of potential toxicities in inks and substrates particularly, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Foot Print gives plastic plates the boot 

    For more than ten years, Foot Print in Mandurah used polyester plates from a DPX platesetter on its Heidelberg offset press. With those plates getting harder to find and the cost of disposing of the treatment chemicals rising, the small family printer needed an upgrade.

  • Heat transfer on show at Visual Impact 

    Roland DG will demonstrate the versatility of heat transfer at a series of hands-on workshops at Visual Impact Sydney next month. The workshops, which will be on every day at the expo, will focus mainly on process and workflow, says Greg Stone, product and marketing manager.

  • Bright future for packaging, says industry guru 

    The combination of Amazon’s arrival in Australia and Anthony Pratt’s $2 billion investment in Visy spells good news for the local packaging sector, says Tim Woods in the latest issue of industry bible Pulp and Paper Edge. The report from IndustryEdge details how fibre packaging has grown.

  • First KM-1 kickstarts new colour system in Australia 

    Jossimo Print’s new Konica Minolta KM-1 digital press is running smoother than ever thanks to Alwan ColorHub software, now distributed in Australia by CMYKit. The B2 colour press, sold to Jossimo at PacPrint in May, has recently been coupled with Alwan’s colour server software.

  • One week left to enter Canon Océ Arizona awards 

    Entries for Canon Australia’s first Océ Arizona Awards close next Friday September 29, and Canon is urging its Arizona customers to submit their best work before the deadline. Announced at PacPrint in May, the awards celebrate expertise and creativity.

  • Press Print unveils HP Indigo 12000 

    Press Print’s Port Melbourne premises were buzzing last night as close to 200 people gathered at a special Open House event to celebrate the company’s latest investment, Australia’s first HP Indigo 12000 digital press, installed in June by Currie Group.

  • Pozitive opens its doors to customers 

    Sign and graphic supplier Pozitive has displayed a range of equipment at its offices in Eastern Creek, Sydney, in a showcase that includes the first swissQprint Nyala flatbed LED printer to reach Australian shores. The open day on Thursday September 21 attracted around 40 Pozitive clients.

  • Fuji Xerox sues former NZ executives 

    Fuji Xerox filed High Court legal action against former senior Fuji Xerox New Zealand (FXNZ) executives over an accounting scandal that inflated revenue at FXNZ and Fuji Xerox Australia by $450 million.

  • Media Super steps up again for NPAs 

    Long-term supporter Media Super has again signed on as the major sponsor for this year’s National Print Awards. Paper merchant Ball & Doggett will sponsor two major categories.

  • ACCC delays COS/OfficeMax decision 

    The corporate regulator has requested more information from Sydney-based Complete Office Supplies (COS) on its bid for competitor OfficeMax.

  • RBA prints $1.2 billion in new $10 notes 

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has rolled out the updated $10 note, which incorporates new security features intended to deter counterfeiters. Approximately 120 million notes have been printed.

  • Companies remove anti-print ‘greenwash’ 

    Australian companies have joined hundreds of global corporations in removing misleading anti-print ‘greenwash’ claims after pressure from Two Sides – the lobby group promoting the sustainability of paper and print. 278 companies have now removed ‘greenwashing’ statements.

  • IVE wraps up $55.6m capital raising 

    IVE Group has completed the $16.9 million retail section of its $55.6 million capital raising to fund the acquisition of SEMA and the purchase a second 80-page offset press for its Franklin WEB operation in Sydney.

  • APN Outdoor wins $65m Sydney bus contract 

    APN Outdoor has signed a $65 million, five-year contract with the NSW government to provide advertising services on Sydney buses. The company has held the contract for more than two decades.

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