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Currie leads the way with $7m sales at PacPrint 

One of the largest investment waves in the show’s history sees every large item of printing and finishing equipment sold from the Currie Group’s PacPrint stand.

  • The best of the best 

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    Celebration and success was in the air at the 34th Media Super National Print Awards held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last night, with Adams Print again the big winners of the evening.

  • The Colour Doctor’s SpectroDens 

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    David Crowther is delighted to host top executives from German-based Techkon on the Colour Graphic Services (CGS) stand at PacPrint to demonstrate the new generation SpectroDens.

  • PacPrint Day 3: SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! Konica Minolta tech flies off the shelves 

    Anthony Lewis, general manager for specialised print at Konica Minolta, announces the sale of the flagship KM-1 inkjet press.

    Konica Minolta has sold three units of its newest gear to customers in Sydney and Melbourne, the first Australian sale of each machine, and celebrated over two days of announcements at PacPrint. Anthony Lewis from Konica Minolta was delighted to have sold to two companies in his home town.

  • New president for Printing Industries 

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    The PIAA has appointed Walter Kuhn, founder and MD of Queensland-based Kuhn Corp, as its new president, replacing Kieran May, who is stepping down from the role.

  • PacPrint Day 3: Morgana continues to evolve 


    The Morgana Digifold series has become almost the de facto standard for folding creasing and even perforating digitally printed sheets. The 4th generation version from Print&Pack earns a Technology Hot Pick for sheer automation and usefulness.

  • Paper prices to rise again this year: IE 

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    Rising pulp prices, higher input costs and higher shipping costs are combining to push global paper prices higher, with the flow-on to Australia and New Zealand anticipated to take effect before the end of the year, says pulp and paper industry analyst IndustryEdge.

  • Ascent launches quarterly online auctions 

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    Ascent Partners will hold a regular quarterly online machinery auctions following the success of its recent sale of surplus equipment from Graphitype NSW.

  • PacPrint Day 2: Graph-Pak’s Autobond TH 76 laminates for professionals 

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    Lamination is fast becoming essential for digital print and one product stood out head and shoulders above all else at PacPrint.

  • PacPrint Day 2: Hot Pick for the Elitron 

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    “I could throw a deck of cards on the table and they could land in any orientation and this system will take a photo and automatically load 52 individual files,” says Jason Hay of Spicers about the advanced Elitron SDC cutter.

  • PacPrint Day 2: Versatile Versant wins Hot Pick 

    Quentin Sandery, national manager for production services business at Fuji Xerox, accepts the Hot Pick for the Versant 3100.

    Hot off the heels of its 650th Versant sale, Fuji Xerox has won a Print21 Technology Hot Pick for its Versant 3100 digital press. Quentin Sandery, national manager for production services business at Fuji Xerox, accepted the award and encouraged all PacPrint guests to visit stand E10.

  • PacPrint Day 2: Hot textile from Mutoh’s new DTT printer 

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    Direct-to-Textile printing at PacPrint was a hot topic and what better way to celebrate it than a Hot Pick for Mutoh’s new machine.

  • Printing post-earthquake 

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    A delegation of printers from earthquake-ravaged Nepal has been welcomed for the first time to the Forum of Asia Pacific Graphic Arts (FAPGA) – this year taking place over two days at PacPrint 2017 in Melbourne.

  • Preserve our Print Heritage 

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    Print heritage group the Australian Society of Old Friends will meet in Sydney later this month to remember the past 40 years of the industry. “Come along and reminisce about those companies who are no longer with us. Bring your own Kleenex,” says James Cryer.

  • ‘So exciting’: PacPrint Escape winners arrive 

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    “It’s so exciting and a dream come true,” says Celeste Halliday, who won the Print21 PacPrint Escape prize – courtesy of organisers Visual Connections Australia and the PIAA – for her entry describing in 30 words or less why she wanted to see the show.

  • PacPrint Day 1: Vic minister’s high-energy opening 

    The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio (centre) cuts the ribbon at PacPrint 2017 with board members (l-r) Adrian Fleming, Ron Patterson, Anthony Parnemann and Anthony Lewis.

    The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change affirmed her government’s support for innovation in printing as she cut the ribbon to open PacPrint 2017. The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio voiced her enthusiasm for the spirit of progress PacPrint represents.

  • PacPrint Day 1: Currie World 1st wins acclaim 


    The brainchild of David Currie, who encouraged HP Indigo and Horizon to work together to produce a viable inline booklet production system, is awarded a Print 21 Technology Hot Pick.

  • PacPrint Day 1: Starleaton’s inaugural EFI hit 

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    Starleaton CEO, Ben Eaton (pictured) hosted EFI executives to his ‘tree of life’ stand at the Melbourne show where the newly expanded company staked its claim to a wide range of product sectors.

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