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  • IVE to post $55m in pre-tax earnings 

    IVE Group expects to deliver pre-tax earnings of $55 million when its full year results are released later this month. The company has secured $70 million in contracted revenue since acquiring Franklin Web and AIW.

  • New NZ country manager at Fuji Xerox Printers 

    Fuji Xerox Printers has appointed a new NZ country manager, following the departure of Bruce Koefoed earlier this year. Angus Malietoa has moved from Kyocera to take up the position after boosting Kyocera’s reseller network by 300 percent, and brings with him 15 years of printing industry experience.

  • Ascent Partners’ online auction on August 21 

    You can now register to bid on more than 130 lots for Ascent Partners’ online machinery auction. Many of the lots are unreserved and the reserve prices set by our vendors are very reasonable.

  • Winds of change – Cortes joins Currie Group 

    Gil Cortes has joined Currie Group in the newly created position of Scodix Product Specialist across Australia and NZ. Formerly the Latin American channel manager for a major digital brand based in Israel, Cortes started his new role in July, shortly after arriving in Melbourne from Mexico.

  • Dashing wins BOQ print & digital contract 

    Sydney-based retail marketing company, Dashing Group, has won a contract to build an integrated marketing platform to manage the Bank of Queensland’s branch-based print and digital campaigns, merchandising and signage.

  • It’s official: Packaging Council joins PIAA 

    An extraordinary general meeting of the Packaging Council of Australia voted unanimously to wind up the organisation and join the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA).

  • Conlay Press goes green and gold 

    Melbourne printer Conlay Press has signed the highly-coveted contract to print official merchandise for the iconic green-and-gold Australian Made Campaign.

  • Fairfax rebounds into $84m profit  

    Fairfax Media recorded a net profit of $83.9m after a loss of $772.6m in the previous year – when it wrote down the value of its newspaper mastheads by almost $1bn. Metro publishing advertising slumped by a further 17%. 

  • Pacific Mags drags on Seven West Media 

    Seven West Media posted a loss of $744 million on almost $1bn in write-downs, compared to a profit of $184 million the previous year. Seven’s Pacific Magazines business suffered a 28% decline in revenue.

  • Enter now for state PICAs 

    The PIAA says interest is running high in the new state-based Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) taking place across all major states in October and November 2017.

  • Pressure came from the top: Fuji Xerox report 

    The accounting scandal that rocked Fuji Xerox subsidiaries in New Zealand and Australia followed intense sales pressure from FX headquarters in Japan, according to the fully translated report by an investigative committee set up by parent Fujifilm Holdings.

  • Winds of change – Jason Hay, Dave Marshall 

    High profile wide format identity Jason Hay and long-term Fujifilm Australia managing director Dave Marshall are moving on.

  • ACCC chases printer ink scammer 

    The consumer watchdog has launched legal action in Federal Court to enforce a $50,000 penalty against a printer ink reseller over ‘deceptive and misleading’ practices.

  • Going for 100% Renewable Energy 

    Global corporations including HP and Ricoh are leading the way for industry to move from fossil fuels towards making 100 percent commitments to renewable energy.

  • Xitron CTP installed under the volcano 

    Brisbane supplier G2 Systems has completed its most remote installation of a Xitron CTP System – more than 2,500 kilometres away near an active volcano in Papua New Guinea.

  • Scodix Ultra Pro wins tech award at Print 17 

    The Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil digital press has won a prestigious Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech Technology Award at the Print 2017 tradeshow in Chicago.

  • Epson launches cost-saving RIPS printer 

    Epson Australia has rolled out its new Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) printer, the WorkForce Pro WF-C869R, which significantly reduces printing costs with its high capacity ink packs.

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