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New Océ boss headlines latest issue of Print21 

The latest issue of Print21 magazine is out now, featuring a three-page profile on Craig Nethercott, the new MD of Océ Oceania, plus extensive coverage of EFI’s Connect 2018 conference, in-depth features on automation and direct mail, a visit to Heidelberg in Germany, and more.

  • Showing politicians a positive Immij for print 

    Representatives of Printing Industries and JDA Print Recruit met with Trent Zimmerman, Federal MP for North Sydney, at Immij’s offices in Lane Cove today to raise concerns facing the industry. Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA, told Print21 that events like these were a vital part of the association’s strategy.

  • HP Scitex – converting convertors to digital 

    A watershed moment has arrived for the packaging industry, especially the corrugated carton board sector, with the launch in Israel of the HP PageWide C500 press. Patrick Howard reports on the building wave.

  • Fairfax moves closer to printing deal with News 

    Fairfax is stepping up talks with News Corp on sharing printing facilities and collaborating on distribution after posting a 54 percent fall in net profit in the first six months of the financial year.

  • The power of direct mail – Print21 Magazine 

    Much has been made of the power of personalisation, with labels, packaging and print-on-demand all among the sectors all embracing the value it offers. Mailing, too, is jumping on board the personalisation trend – with good reason, as Jake Nelson reports in the latest issue of Print21 Magazine.

  • Second gender equality gong for Konica Minolta 

    Konica Minolta has been named an ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the second year running. It is among 120 companies to receive the honour for 2017-18, up from 106 last year.

  • Packagers post positive first-half sales 

    ASX-listed packaging companies Pact Group and Pro-Pac both recorded healthy increases in sales revenues in the first half of the financial year.

  • News readership up as social media usage declines 

    News media readership in Australia grew by 2% in 2017 for the second consecutive year as social media usage declined, according to media lobby group NewsMediaWorks. 

  • Avery Dennison adds ‘muscle car’ film colours 

    Avery Dennison rolled out four new pastel colours of Supreme Wrapping Film for car installers and enthusiasts that celebrate “the vintage beauty of American muscle cars.”

  • Strike at Australian Paper enters week 6 

    Industrial action at Australian Paper’s envelope manufacturing facility at Preston in Melbourne has entered its sixth week as 87 striking workers await a decision by the full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

  • Power crisis sending production offshore: PIAA 

    Printing Industries CEO Andrew Macaulay has told ABC TV’s Q&A that the skyrocketing cost of electricity and gas prices is crippling manufacturing in Australia and already costing jobs.

  • 700 HP customers at Israel event – mazel tov 

    One of the largest gatherings of HP Indigo print service providers (PSP) is spending three days in a deep dive into the company’s extensive digital printing portfolio at the company’s Israeli manufacturing and research site.

  • ‘Beyond print as we know it’: the new Fuji Xerox 

    Xerox has launched a PR campaign to support its proposed $US6 billion Fuji Xerox joint venture with Fujifilm, in the face of legal action by major shareholder Darwin Deason to block the deal.

  • Ball & Doggett expands Display & Visual 

    Ball & Doggett has expanded its Display & Visual division, after reporting a month-on-month growth since the August 2017 merger of BJ Ball and K.W. Doggett.

  • Chloe Rudd wins apprenticeship award 

    Print DNA’s Chloe Rudd has won another apprenticeship award and been announced the Riverland and Mallee Vocational Award recipient for 2017.

  • Measuring power usage of digital printers 

    A new ISO standard developed in conjunction with Ricoh is intended for use in digital printing systems running a single job over a long time period, so it’s particularly relevant for book and transactional printing systems, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Magazine volumes downgrade PMP earnings 

    A fall in magazine and newspaper volumes has led to an earnings downgrade by the region’s largest printing company. PMP’s revised guidance for FY18 is now $40m-$45m EBITDA, down from an earlier estimate of $70m-$75m.

  • Winds of change: Canon Oceania appoints new MD, two managers leave Fujifilm Australia 

    Akira Yoshida has been appointed managing director of Canon Oceania, and will take up the position when current MD Yusuke Mizoguchi leaves for Europe in April. Warren Hinder and Steve Peck have departed amicably from Fujifilm Australia.

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