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World-1st cover on Print21 bumper summer issue 

The latest issue of Print21 is out now, with all your vital summer reading over the Christmas holidays – plus an amazing world-first cover, printed digitally on the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 press and embellished with the MGI JETvarnish 3D.

  • Kodak focused on zero waste printing 

    Kodak, reborn and re-energised, expects all of its sites worldwide to be zero waste to landfill facilities by 2025, writes sustainability consultant Laurel Brunner.

  • Union investigates fatal ink factory accident 

    The AMWU will conduct an onsite investigation into a fatal accident at DIC Australia’s ink factory in Auburn, Sydney, that left one worker dead and two injured.

  • Fuji Xerox Iridesse sparkles for Steve Green 

    A new production press and a new role for the industry veteran sets the scene for the graphic’s supplier fresh start in 2018. Following a tough few years, Fuji Xerox is moving to reassert its dominance in the digital printing sector with an upmarket production press, the Iridesse.

  • Printing Industries launches revamped website 

    Printing Industries has unveiled its new-look website, which will offer a ‘significantly improved experience’ for visitors, including new member-only resources and the ability to search for members. The PIAA’s new Workplace Relations Portal is set to launch early next year.

  • To infinity and beyond: Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 is the cosmic purple Ultra Violet 

    Pantone has named PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet its Colour of the Year for 2018, drawing on the ‘vast and limitless night sky’ for inspiration. The deep blue-purple is in contrast to 2017’s Colour of the Year, 15-0343 Greenery, which heavily evoked the natural world.

  • The price of printing: first paper, now ink 

    Leading ink manufacturers Flint Group and Sun Chemical say the ‘relentless’ rising cost of raw materials has forced a new round of global price hikes which will take effect from 1 January 2018.

  • The virtues of fair trading – Print21 Magazine 

    Reputation is everything when you’re importing and exporting million dollar presses across oceans and continents, says industry veteran Paul Carthew, owner of machinery trader PrintMac.

  • Melbourne’s 99designs signs with Adobe 

    Global online graphic design marketplace 99designs has signed a deal with Adobe that will provide designers with access to millions of royalty-free stock images through Adobe Stock.

  • Printer maintenance over the holidays 

    Roland DG has sent out its Christmas greetings to customers with a reminder of the correct procedures for extended periods of non-use of printers over the holiday break.

  • Amazon launches with printers, ink, paper… 

    $500 billion e-commerce giant Amazon has officially launched in Australia amid warnings that its effect will be felt across a number of industries, including printing, publishing and media.

  • Mr Print rises from the ashes 

    Newcastle printer Mr Print & Design has reopened under new ownership just days after going into liquidation. The former owner wound up his company last Saturday and appointed liquidator James Shaw from insolvency firm Shaw Gidley.

  • Tasmanian printers to discuss power prices 

    Rising power prices and the lack of apprenticeship training will be on the agenda at the Tasmanian Printers Convention on Friday. PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay will be a guest speaker at the event.

  • Kalido drives growth for Craveable 

    IVE Group’s digital marketing agency Kalido won a global marketing award for its work with fast food business Craveable Brands, which operates 570 Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat restaurants across Australia.

  • Rare film cameras still hold allure 

    Former Perth retailer Ashley Heuchan has collected more than 1,000 cameras over his 50-year career and is now selling them online. Print21 magazine editor Andy McCourt filed this report.

  • KBA & Esko target packaging printers 

    German press giant Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has joined with leading software developer Esko to upgrade colour and workflow solutions for packaging printers.

  • Spicers announces paper price hike for 2018 

    Paper merchant Spicers will follow its competitors and introduce price rises of six to eight percent for its entire range of commercial printing papers from February. Prices on coated, uncoated, digital and carbonless grades will increase by 8%, and all other grades by 6%.

  • $1.7m print contract for Commonwealth Games 

    Four Queensland printers have begun work on a $1.76 million print contract for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in April.

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