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EC rejects paper dumping allegations 

The European Commission has rejected claims by Australian Paper that Austria, Finland and Slovakia are dumping copy paper onto the Australian market and threatening the future of the local industry.

  • First ever digital press for The Label Factory 

    Perth-based label converter The Label Factory has installed its first digital press after almost 30 years in the business. The Xeikon 3030 Plus went in a few weeks ago to meet customer demand for shorter runs and variable data printing.

  • Platinum agrees to sell Winc NZ 

    US private equity giant Platinum Equity agreed to sell office products supplier Winc NZ – formerly Staples – in order to push ahead with its larger plan to acquire OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand from Office Depot.

  • Online newspaper subscriptions on the rise 

    Publishers fighting ‘fake news’ are recognising a shift to online subscriptions, with both Fairfax and News Corp experiencing growth in digital offerings. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, Doris Prodanovic finds out more about Australian news subscribers.

  • Baldwin buys QuadTech digital ink system 

    Global print technology and consumables manufacturer Baldwin Technology has signed a deal to buy the intellectual property rights to Quad/Graphics’ advanced Digital Ink System.

  • Stick to ‘em: how self-adhesive conquered labels 

    Since its invention in the 1930s, the self-adhesive label has dethroned gum and glue to take top spot in all but a few sectors. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, Jake Nelson peels away the confusion in the triumph of the self-adhesive sticky.

  • Women in Print 2018: dates and speaker 

    Diversity advocate Amna Karra-Hassan will be guest speaker at this year’s 11th annual 2018 Women in Print (WiP) forum events that will take place around the country in August.

  • PANPAs evolve into News Media Awards 

    Entries close next week for NewsMediaWorks’ revamped News Media Awards – formerly known as the PANPA Newspaper of the Year awards.

  • Labels business Hexagon up for sale 

    Private equity firm Mercury Capital is looking for a buyer for its $300 million-$400 million Australasian label making business Hexagon Holdings, which includes Adhesif Labels, Hally Labels, Kiwi Labels and Rapid Labels.

  • Xerox lawsuit targets CEO Jeff Jacobson 

    In the latest legal move aimed at blocking the proposed $US6 billion sale of Xerox to Fujifilm, activist investor Darwin Deason alleges Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson (pictured) pursued the deal to protect his own job.

  • Printing industry shrinks by 12% in four years 

    A new survey of Australian manufacturing says the value of the local printing industry fell by 12 percent in the four years to 2016, while Pulp & Paper was down by 10 percent.

  • HH Global appoints new ANZ manager 

    Denis Mestrovic, the new Australia & New Zealand manager for print marketing and services giant HH Global, says his long-standing business association with Andrew Price, HH Global’s Asia Pacific CEO, was a key factor is his decision to join the company.

  • Starleaton eyes expanding Melbourne market 

    Fresh from the successful integration of DES, Ben Eaton is looking for new fields to conquer and points to growth coming from the Melbourne business. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, he talks with Patrick Howard about the dynamics and motivations of the family-owned company.

  • Energy inflation is crippling the industry: PIAA 

    Printers across the country continue to send the PIAA statistics about the damage that energy policy is doing to their businesses. Printing Industries CEO Andrew Macaulay says the energy cost increases simply cannot be absorbed.

  • Starleaton wraps up 100th issue of Print21 

    The landmark 100th issue of Print21 magazine is out this week and features an innovative wraparound cover sample of Neschen SolvoPrint Easy Dot from Starleaton.

  • Beyond paper – textile printing beckons 

    Textiles are often considered ‘another country’ for commercial printers but they ignore the unifying effect of digitalization, writes Andy McCourt in the latest issue of Print21 magazine.

  • Visual Impact: Mutoh’s two new UV printers 

    Mutoh Australia announced the Australian release of two new UV printers – the VJ-1638UH and the VJ626-UF (pictured) – will take place at the Visual Impact 2018 show in Brisbane this week.

  • Print21 celebrates 100 issues in style 

    The landmark 100th issue of Print21 magazine is out now, and to celebrate, we take a look back at some of the great moments in printing in the 21st century. Plus, we profile graphics supply star Ben Eaton, take a deep dive into textile printing, and more.

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