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Paper price rises ahead as merchants battle the impacts of falling Aussie dollar. 

Major hikes in October from the main paper merchants will see the price of printing paper across the board rise by up to 11% in response to the growing strength of the US dollar.

  • E-Bisprint expands on growth spurt 

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    Print management company E-Bisprint has expanded its leadership team and reported ‘astounding’ growth to begin the new financial year. The Tuggerah, NSW Central Coast-based company has appointed Sean Havard as its CEO to manage the restructured E-Bisprint team.

  • New apprentice awards in Queensland 

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    A new series of awards aimed at increasing the retention rate of printing industry apprentices have been presented in Brisbane. The Printing Industries’ Early Stage Apprenticeship Awards aim to recognise and encourage apprentices throughout their apprenticeships.

  • Workhorse inkjet combines proofing and printing in one device 

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    Epson WorkForce Pro RIPS to solve print problems for Kayell customers who want to produce a wide range of products on a single printer.

  • 10,000 books for Aboriginal Children’s Day 

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    Fuji Xerox Australia has printed 10,000 copies of a book by an 11 year Aboriginal girl to support National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (NATSICD). The book, titled Little People, Big Futures was written by Saoirse and developed through Kids’ Own Publishing.

  • Tale of two printers in Mackay, Qld 

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    It’s not all doom and gloom in Mackay despite the recent collapse of Digimax Printing, which went into liquidation owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of the collapsing coal prices. “There are so many variables here that it is just not a straight forward doomsday.”

  • Courageous women of packaging 

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    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has launched a mentoring program designed for women in the packaging industry. My Mentor Courageous Women is a 12-week program designed by AIP in collaboration with coaching group Emberin.

  • Mining collapse buries Qld printer 

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    Mackay-based Digimax Printing has gone into liquidation owing hundreds of thousands of dollars as the plunging price of coal takes its toll across Queensland. “We went from boom to bust inside six months,” said former co-owner Andrew Matsen.

  • South Australia gets more Federal print $s 

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    Businesses in South Australia are proving to be well ahead of the game when it comes to making the most of the government funded opportunities provided by Future Print.

  • ‘Unrelenting’ cyber threat targets businesses 

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    Australian businesses are facing increasing attacks by cyber criminals, according to a new threat report by the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The report comes as a printing industry supplier revealed this week that his entire computer system had been locked up by hackers demanding money.

  • New jobs follow new booklet maker 

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    A new Horizon SPF-200L booklet maker from Currie is proving a hit with customers and staff at Sydney’s Twin Loop Binding and new orders are pouring in. “It’s a fantastic piece of equipment and our customers are excited to have a one-stop store for finishing,” said director Wayne Rubin.

  • Bill Healey joins 2015 Future Forum line-up 

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    The challenges for traditional print media businesses as they move to a multimedia platform will be the focus of the 2015 Future Forum held in Sydney in September. Printing Industries’ retiring CEO Bill Healey will feature in a Print & Production masterclass to discuss the future of printing.

  • Heidelberg orders up €110 million in Q1 

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    Press giant Heidelberg posted a strong start to the financial year and says its strategic reorientation has helped to boost orders by more than €110 million in the first quarter. “As we start the new financial year, Heidelberg is well on the way to achieving its targets for the year.”

  • Industry supplier held to ransom by hackers 

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    A prominent industry equipment supplier in Sydney is the latest victim of an internet scourge with his entire computer system locked up by hackers demanding money.

  • Prince Charles & the ten green tasks – Brunner 

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    The ten tasks are the local message writ large. Some of the advice is common sense, for instance measure the right things and set the right targets. In a graphics workflow that might mean measuring how many sheets an offset press takes to come up to colour.

  • World first for Adshel’s digital out-of-home network 

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    Outdoor advertiser Adshel, a joint venture between APN News & Media and Clear Channel, will launch the world’s first national digital street furniture network across Australia in October. Adshel Live will include 270 high-definition digital screens in Australia’s six major metropolitan cities.

  • PMA Solutions goes Global 

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    Sydney-based print manager PMA Solutions has rebranded as PMA Global as it continues a global expansion strategy. “The rebranding reflects PMA’s global reach and its plans to expand further internationally into different regions in the near future,” said MD Phil Okill.

  • Canon hits the road in Perth 

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    Canon has kicked off a nine-week national road show with a successful launch in Perth and says bookings for future sessions are filling fast. “The aim is to make sure that those who weren’t able to get to Printex15 in Sydney don’t miss out on key ideas and applications,” said Dale Hawkins, Canon.