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  • LIA called in to help safeguard industry’s history 


    Printing Industries refutes what it terms a ‘false and highly inaccurate accusation’ that it adopted a less than rigorous and caring approach to the storing of items of historical significance during its move to new offices in Chatswood.

  • Survival of the fittest in wide format boom 

    Roland 4 Colour Eco-Sol

    The rush into wide format shows no sign of abating but printers need to be aware of the structural changes reshaping the marketplace and adapt in order to survive.

  • Women in Print seeks new sponsors 

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    The popular Women in Print program is seeking supporters after original sponsor Heidelberg stepped back and handed over the reins to industry associations Visual Connections and Printing Industries. WiP was originally an initiative of Heidelberg Graphic Equipment.

  • Keys to growth in a tough market: new survey 


    Almost seven in ten printers either matched or increased growth over the past year despite an overall decline in the Australian printing industry, according to a new survey. The Printing Industry Report 2015 by Sohraen Consulting found that over 15% of those surveyed grew by more than 20%.

  • Fastest-growing photo printing app returns to NZ 

    printicular nz

    The world’s fastest-growing photo printing app has returned home to New Zealand, allowing users to hit print from their phone, anytime and anywhere. Printicular – a free to download app – started as the brainchild of Kiwi app developer and creative agency MEA and was launched first in the US.

  • Victoria’s oldest paper turns 175 


    Victoria’s oldest newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser, has celebrated its 175-year anniversary with a dinner for 200 guests including business leaders, celebrities, athletes and politicians. The first edition of the Addy was printed on Saturday November 21, 1840.

  • Giant atlas rolled out this weekend 

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    The award-winning Earth Platinum atlas produced by Sydney boutique publisher Millennium House will be a highlight of the 50th birthday celebrations of The National Library of New Zealand this weekend. Earth Platinum, the world’s biggest atlas, measures 6ft x 4.5ft (1.8m x 1.4m).

  • $75m IPO to decide IVE’s fate 


    Bell Potter Securities and Evans & Partners have launched a $75 million initial public offering for IVE Group in a deal that would value the print and marketing company at $177.7 million. It’s the second time in six months that IVE’s owners have attempted to float the business on the stock exchange.

  • Flint Group adds digital pioneer Xeikon 


    Printing and packaging giant Flint has acquired digital innovator Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial markets. Xeikon’s products and services will be the foundation of a newly created division called Flint Group Digital Printing Solutions.

  • Boyer Mill starts bio-chem joint venture 


    Norske Skog’s Tasmanian paper plant will begin sustainable chemical production in a joint venture with Tony Duncan’s Circa Group as it seeks to diversify from paper.

  • For Sale: Victorian Print Management Business 


    If you’re looking for a highly systemised, seriously profitable print management business with a diverse range of suppliers, warehousing, on line ordering, quality customers then this is a business you should look at.

  • Heidleberg stretches eco boundaries 

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    Auto Paper Stretch Compensation might not sound desperately exciting, but it can save a lot of waste and cost, especially for packaging production. This new technology from Heidelberg cuts paper waste, plates, makereadies and emissions and will be shown at drupa next year.

  • Changes in printing, proofing and measuring devices 


    Most print and prepress professionals will be aware of the recently announced updates to ISO 12647-2: 2013. As the largest provider of proofing solutions to the industry, DES is now set up to assist new and existing customers to manage changes to their workflows

  • Norske Skog’s €1bn debt threatens local newsprint 

    Norske Skog Boyer, Tasmania

    Newsprint giant Norske Skog is scrambling to restructure a debt of €1 billion that threatens its operations in Australia and New Zealand. The company said it faced ‘an exceedingly more challenging operating environment in 2015 than envisaged at the beginning of the year.”

  • Momento gets a Mitabook for Christmas 

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    Pioneering Sydney photo book printer Momento says a newly installed Mitabook hard case binder is in full production in time for the Christmas rush. “The new machine is a fairly complex beast but we’re up and running in time for Christmas so we’re very happy and the staff are loving it.”

  • ‘Crackalogues’ a habit for shoppers 


    Almost four in five shoppers use print catalogues when deciding what to buy, according to new research. Catalogues performed strongly for retailers when tracked in terms of shopping frequency, channel usage, channel purpose and as drivers of shopping behaviour.

  • Advance Press a big winner at PICAs WA 

    The Two Up Ring — at Hyatt Regency Perth.

    Perth printer Advance Press has won the prestigious Best of Category Award for its Rio Tinto Diamonds 2015 Calendar at the 38th annual PICA WA awards held at the Hyatt Regency Perth. Murray Scott from Picton Press won the Media Super Young Executive of the Year award.