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Australians who flew for Bomber Command honoured in UK 

A contingent of 17 Australian veterans who flew for Bomber Command in World War ll were flown over to the UK by the Australian Government for the opening of a memorial. Printing industry identity, James Cryer, was invited to attend to honour his late father, Sydney printer, Walter ‘Wal’ Cryer, who piloted Lancasters during the war.

  • Kolbus exits ‘sunset’ bookbinding industry 

    Kai Büntemeyer, managing partner of Kolbus, explained the company’s decision in January to sell its gluer binders and bookline business to Müller Martini, saying the market for bookbinding equipment is stagnating. The manufacturer will now focus on packaging machinery and its components business.

  • Paper prices to rise again: IndustryEdge 

    Prices for coated paper are expected to go up at least once more during 2018, according to industry guru Tim Woods of Pulp and Paper Edge, who warns that European paper manufacturers are likely to announce another hike around July.

  • APN Outdoor signs key contract renewals 

    APN Outdoor has secured three transport contract renewals for Transport for Brisbane, Transdev Melbourne and Adelaide & Parafield Airports. “We can now focus on acquiring new key contracts,” says CEO James Warburton.

  • 300m sq. metres of liner waste – Print21 Magazine 

    Offshoring our waste problems to China just got harder, even impossible: the Chinese won’t take post-consumer recycled paper any more. That’s left us to sort out the problem in our own backyard – but it’s easier said than done, as Jake Nelson found out in the latest issue of Print21 magazine.

  • 100 issues of print moments – Print21 Magazine 

    For 17 years, Print21 has been the magazine of record for the graphic arts industry in Australia and New Zealand. To celebrate our 100th issue, we’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest moments we’ve covered since we launched in 2002.

  • Book now for LIA NSW Graduate dinner 

    Four finalists are in the running for the LIA-NSW Graduate of the Year Award for 2018 to be presented on 16 May at the Carnarvon Golf Club in Lidcombe, western Sydney.

  • Solvent inks under increasing scrutiny 

    Printers are under pressure to shift away from solvent inks that have long been preferred for packaging production. But Laurel Brunner reports that existing water based alternatives rarely perform as well on press as solvent based ink.

  • First ever digital press for The Label Factory 

    Perth-based label converter The Label Factory has installed its first digital press after almost 30 years in the business. The Xeikon 3030 Plus went in a few weeks ago to meet customer demand for shorter runs and variable data printing.

  • EC rejects paper dumping allegations 

    The European Commission has rejected claims by Australian Paper that Austria, Finland and Slovakia are dumping copy paper onto the Australian market and threatening the future of the local industry.

  • Platinum agrees to sell Winc NZ 

    US private equity giant Platinum Equity agreed to sell office products supplier Winc NZ – formerly Staples – in order to push ahead with its larger plan to acquire OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand from Office Depot.

  • Online news subscriptions rising – Print21 Magazine 

    Publishers fighting ‘fake news’ are recognising a shift to online subscriptions, with both Fairfax and News Corp experiencing growth in digital offerings. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, Doris Prodanovic finds out more about Australian news subscribers.

  • Baldwin buys QuadTech digital ink system 

    Global print technology and consumables manufacturer Baldwin Technology has signed a deal to buy the intellectual property rights to Quad/Graphics’ advanced Digital Ink System.

  • How self-adhesive conquered labels – Print21 Magazine 

    Since its invention in the 1930s, the self-adhesive label has dethroned gum and glue to take top spot in all but a few sectors. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, Jake Nelson peels away the confusion in the triumph of the self-adhesive sticky.

  • Women in Print 2018: dates and speaker 

    Diversity advocate Amna Karra-Hassan will be guest speaker at this year’s 11th annual 2018 Women in Print (WiP) forum events that will take place around the country in August.

  • PANPAs evolve into News Media Awards 

    Entries close next week for NewsMediaWorks’ revamped News Media Awards – formerly known as the PANPA Newspaper of the Year awards.

  • Labels business Hexagon up for sale 

    Private equity firm Mercury Capital is looking for a buyer for its $300 million-$400 million Australasian label making business Hexagon Holdings, which includes Adhesif Labels, Hally Labels, Kiwi Labels and Rapid Labels.

  • Xerox lawsuit targets CEO Jeff Jacobson 

    In the latest legal move aimed at blocking the proposed $US6 billion sale of Xerox to Fujifilm, activist investor Darwin Deason alleges Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson (pictured) pursued the deal to protect his own job.

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