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Kia Silverbrook dumps name as business gets thrashed 

The Silverbrook name vanishes in a last-ditch switch for the famed Australian inventor. Silverbrook Research makes a name-change to the innocuous Worldwide Specialty Property Services on the same day that administrators were appointed to finally lay the troubled business to rest.


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    Spicers gets stuck into spruiking its Splendorgel range with a symphony of musical metaphors. Splendorgel must just inspire that little bit of extra marketing oomph as this striking new rock ‘n’ roll promotion follows up previous distinctive and successful campaigns.

  • ANZAC pride swells commemorative print run 


    ANZAC Day spirit is stronger than ever in the run up to Friday, and print once more takes pride of place in paying tribute to our fallen heroes. CanPrint wins the honour of producing the annual memorial poster, with a boosted run length of 83,400 for the 2014 remembrance.

  • Charting the future – Guy Gecht and EFI 


    Since Guy Gecht became CEO of EFI in 2000 the company has come a long way. Today it is a multi-million dollar technology enterprise across a wide range of graphic arts sectors, and Gecht has a clear goal to make EFI into a billon dollar company. He shared his thoughts with Patrick Howard.

  • Prepare to merge in upcoming PIAA webinar 


    In the wake of recent market upheavals, the hot topic of merges and acquisitions are well and truly front of mind. Blue Star has emerged as the poster-child for the consolidation power play, but what are the pros and cons? And when is it the right move for you?

  • manroland web dives into the inkjet Stream 


    German offset manufacturing titans scramble to lock down inkjet alliances. Manroland web systems inks a newsprint deal with Kodak for its Prosper inkjet head technology, as Heidelberg and Fujifilm work toward a September deadline on their own inkjet label collaboration.

  • Winds of change – Luke Wooldridge joins Kodak 


    Well-respected industry figure and colour specialist Luke Wooldridge joins the freshly re-energised Kodak team. Wooldridge brings more than a decade of industry experience to the role of territory sales manager for Queensland and NSW.

  • Creditors to lose as CBD Printing demise drags on 


    Nearly a year and half on and the wreckage of CBD Printing may finally get put to bed. Liquidators William Buck have been sifting through the debris since September 2012, but as the matter continues to drag on major creditors may walk away empty-handed.

  • Flint Group sale sparks business growth plans 


    Goldman Sachs and Koch Equity Development LLC have bought up printing industry supplier Flint Group, a deal valuing the company at a heady $3 billion. The ink is barely dry on the paperwork and already the new owners are drawing up a takeover hit-list to grow the business.

  • BPA comes into the frame for Focus Press 

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    Mark Shergill to take on the troubled printer and avoid liquidation but suppliers and staff are facing substantial losses of jobs and revenue.

  • Cut-price lessons 110 years in the making – Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 


    “There can be no question that cut prices are the bane of the printing profession all over the world – Australian cities are no exception to the rule – and any honest effort towards betterment is of paramount importance.” Tough words from 1904. Andy McCourt dissects cut-throat printing practise.

  • Lilyfield loses its bloom for German printers 


    Blue Star Group continues its tidal wave of industry consolidation, set to pick up iconic STI Lilyfield from German-based STI Group. The leading point of sale specialist will transfer back into Australian hands just five years after the German print group bought the business back in 2009.

  • $multi-million high-speed inkjet magnum OPUS 


    Fuji Xerox lands two major installs as Opus Group invests in the high-speed inkjet revolution, bringing crucial short-run work back onshore. In response to growing customer demand, Opus picks up an Impika eVolution and FX 1400 20-inch, complementing the group’s strong offset base.

  • Focus Press still up and running – Updated 

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    Reports of site closures and staff sent home are still whirling, but the full extent and nature of the Focus Press’s troubles remain elusive. Despite sources indicating an operation shut down today, Matraville and Canberra are up and running with staff being told it’s “business as usual”.

  • Epson cottons on with SC-F2000 garment printer 


    Vibrant colour and image quality gives Epson’s new Sure Color SC-F2000 the edge, with two desktop configurations hitting the direct-to-garment print market. Powered by the latest PrecisionCore tech, the SC-F2000 is Epson’s new go-to for printing on cotton-based clothing and merch.

  • Three-year Blue Star plate deal a coup for Kodak 


    A decisive plate war win for Kodak as it inks a new three-year direct deal with Blue Star Group. Company heads Geoff Selig and Steve Venn met at Blue Star head office to sign the momentous deal, firmly backing the graphic arts supplier’s recent split from Heidelberg.

  • Focus Press in trouble as workers told to stay home today (Friday) 

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    Concerns mount over the health of the company as reports have its South Strathfield factory closed. Employees will be told if they are required to report for work on Monday.

  • 4D printing no joke for Heidelberg 


    Despite the April 1 announcement of EFI’s remarkable TARDIS-powered time-traveling 4D press, Heidelberg is deadly serious about 4D. The Jetmaster Dimension is one arm of the German offset giant’s latest drive into digital inkjet, geared at printing on three-dimensional objects.