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The arrival of the Epson SurePress L-6034VW in Australia and New Zealand ushers in a new era of digital inkjet production for labels.

  • Berry picks up the Ricoh gauntlet 

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    Ricoh Australia has announced Andy Berry as its new managing director, replacing John Hall after his retirement last month. Berry joins Ricoh after a stint as managing principal at Trivium Solutions and principal consultant at Second Road, and brings 25 years of printing industry experience to the role.

  • Australia’s 1st Gallus Labelfire goes into Rapid Labels 


    Australia’s first Gallus Labelfire 340 inkjet press is going to leading Melbourne convertors, Rapid Labels. The technology investment heralds a new era in label production in the region.

  • True blue: RBA banks on new tenner 

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    The Reserve Bank of Australia has revealed the design of the next generation $10 note, bearing new security features similar to those featured on the $5 note released in September last year.

  • From five to two: Big end of town gets bigger 


    The ACCC has given the green light to the merger between PMP and IPMG, clearing the way for the two largest commercial printers in the country to become one. This completes the consolidation of Australia’s five largest printers into two after IVE Group bought Franklin Web and AIW last year.

  • PIAA welcomes proposed new workplace laws 

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    The PIAA welcomed news that the government will introduce industrial relations legislation to scrap award reviews and boost oversight of the Fair Work Commission. A PIAA delegation has been in Canberra this week lobbying for changes to IR law.

  • Spicers faces declining commercial print market 

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    ASX-listed Spicers – formerly PaperlinX – says the ‘challenging’ Australian commercial print market hit sales revenue in the six months to December 2016.

  • Amcor remains positive despite profit dip 

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    Packaging company Amcor says it’s set to deliver another year of strong earnings growth in 2017 despite a 6% fall in half-year profit. “Our business remains very well placed for the current global environment and for the long term.”

  • Canon takes BLI’s A3 MFP award 

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    For the second year in a row, Canon has won the Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI) A3 MFP Line of the Year award. Canon was also awarded MFP Picks for the imageRunnerAdvance C5535i and the imageRunner Advance C5550i.

  • Print jobs threatened by energy price hikes 

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    Printers facing massive jumps in their energy bills may be forced to cut staff members in a bid to reduce costs. “It’s got to be paid for somehow and you can’t pass that increase on to customers…we’ll need to look at our staffing levels,” says Peter Lane, owner Lane Print Group.

  • AMWU strikes back over FWC 

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    The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has hit back at the PIAA’s criticism of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), the national workplace relations tribunal. “The real end game here is to reduce print workers’ wages and conditions,” says Lorraine Cassin (pictured), AMWU print division.

  • Orora up despite ‘escalating’ energy costs 

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    Packaging group Orora increased its first-half profit by 12.3 per cent to $92.1 million despite rising energy prices in Australia. Orora also confirmed it’s signed an agreement to acquire The Garvey Group and Graphic Tech businesses for US$54 million.

  • New Versants boast in-line finishing 

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    Fuji Xerox’s long-awaited Versant 180 and 3100 sheet-fed digital presses have made it to Australian shores, with some big improvements that include in-line finishing units and all-in-one booklet-making to automate processes.

  • Heidelberg steps up push to digital 

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    German press giant Heidelberg recorded healthy third-quarter results and revealed plans to accelerate its digital transformation with a new division that will develop, manufacture, and supply digital technologies and products for new business models.

  • Langley pays off Manroland purchase 

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    UK-based engineering and industrial group Langley Holdings has posted a record profit for the year and says it has now paid off the group’s 2012 acquisition of Manroland Sheetfed. Profits before tax were up 15% to €122.7million on revenue of €900.9 million.

  • Print21 PacPrint Escape – win a trip for two! 


    Two flights from anywhere in Australia and New Zealand plus three nights in a luxury hotel in Melbourne to visit PacPrint 2017 in May plus two free tickets to the Print Awards dinner – how good can it get?

  • Ive names Dearne Cameron as CEO Pareto 

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    Ive has appointed Dearne Cameron as CEO of Pareto Fundraising, the specialist fundraising division that the ASX-listed print group acquired last year. Cameron succeeds Pareto co-founder Paul Roberts, who will transition to the role of senior consultant.

  • Kodak awards eight Sonora plate users 

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    Some high profile environmental awards in the graphics industry have been quietly discontinued over the past couple of years but a notable exception is Kodak’s Sonora Plate Green Leaf Awards, which recognise customers who cut the environmental impacts of their businesses.

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