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Digital is the main game for Satellite 

A new partner, a new location, a second HP Indigo and a very sophisticated workflow has positioned long-term Currie Group customer, Satellite Digital, to take off for new markets.

  • Calgraphics bets on EFI workflow – Print21 magazine 


    Before he went to Las Vegas, Melbourne sign and display printer, Andrew Bennet, thought EFI was primarily a hardware manufacturer – then he realised it was the leader in software for the printing industry.

  • TLC Finishing equipment up for sale 


    Conflicting versions as to who owns what in the equipment line-up of the failed company are muddying the waters with competing interests between the administrator, Cor Cordis, and Michael Smith of Perfectly Bound making any realisation of assets very difficult.

  • New wide-format centre in Melbourne 

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    The first Melbourne showing of the monoFab ARM-10 3D printer will be a highlight when Roland DG cuts the ribbon on its Mulgrave showroom. The new Victorian Creative Centre features a full range of Roland’s wide format printing technology and engraving equipment as well as the monoFab machine.

  • Vistaprint looks for trade advantage 


    The multi-national’s ‘for trade’ vehicle, Trade Advantage, reports satisfaction with its initial engagement with commercial printing, although some printers are loathe to actually use the free $100 voucher that came with the offer.

  • Commercial Notice – Print & Design Franchise for Sale 


    A well presented, long established, print and design franchise located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore is for sale.

  • Something rotten in label ecology – Laurel Brunner 


    For people who are obsessive recyclers and composters, it’s very annoying when organic matter refuses to cooperate. Instead of rotting quietly away in the depths of the bin, things like avocado skins and lemons just sit there, defiant and unchanging.

  • TLC Print Finishing equipment is back in play 


    Liquidator confirms that the deal with Michael Smith of Perfectly Bound is off and the remaining kit from the failed finishing company will go to a public auction in the next few weeks.

  • Printer delivers on Grand Final Day 


    Stadium Signs prove to be champions with Warren Davey (pictured) on their team when it comes to printing large format banners for the MCG on a new Mimaki JFX 200 from Spicers.

  • Web printers give Aussie paper thumbs up 

    Norske Skog

    Since Norsky Skog launched its Vantage LWC from the revamped Boyer Mill over 50,000 tonnes has come into the production stream ahead of a looming old-fashioned price war.

  • Dscoop goes after the early risers with two breakfasts 

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    If the early bird actually does catch the worm then the newly awakened HP-user group will be well fed at its re-launch meetings in Melbourne & Sydney next week.

  • Australian Paper restarts anti-dumping action. 


    New CEO, Kunihiko Kashima, looks for a reversal of proof to make anti-dumping cases easier to prosecute. He wants to re-valuate Chinese pricing levels for copy paper.

  • Where to now for Printing Industries? – James Cryer 

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    In the aftermath of the Printing Industries election, it’s worth asking what the Association is actually for? As the dominance of printing fades the quest for meaning and relevance takes on more urgency. James Cryer, (pictured) industry seer and gadfly, kick-starts the discussion.

  • Future Print is ‘meeting a real need in the market’ – Joan Grace 

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    Industry transformation project powers ahead with printers signing up for industry benchmarks while more than 200 apprentices clock on for further training.

  • Breaking news – Election results Printing Industries 

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    The National Returning Officer wishes to advise the election of the following candidates to the Printing Industries Association of Australia Board for 2015-2016.

  • Yoshiharu Komori bows out as his company posts impressive profits 


    Going against the gloom in the results of other offset press manufacturers, Japanese-based Komori has come good with an increase of 32% in sales value to end its financial year with a profit of US $132 million.

  • Thirlby wows ‘em at Speedmaster event 


    World champion printer from ESP in the UK has a make-ready record of two minutes five seconds on his way towards producing 165 million sheets per year with an average run length of 4,050 on just two Heidelberg Speedmasters.

  • KBA expands high-speed inkjet with flexible web widths 


    The German press manufacturer showcased the RotaJET 89-130 at Graph Expo in Chicago allowing inkjet production to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial printing sector with five different sizes.