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Journalists at the barricades: Future Forum 

Government restrictions on journalists will be the focus of a Press Freedom lunch this month as part of Future Forum. “Attacks on press freedom have increased as governments respond to extremist threats and global organisations try to control the flow of information for commercial benefit,” said Mark Hollands, The Newspaper Works.

  • Rebrand boosts Melbourne print business 

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    The ambitious rebranding strategy by franchise group Snap is paying off for Snap Braeside, which has upgraded its equipment and moved into bigger premises. “We had to expand to meet the growing requirements of business customers.”

  • Winds of Change – New faces at Printing Industries 

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    Printing Industries has boosted its sales focus with two new appointments as the association moves to strengthen its membership base. “We need to think and act differently in new times and these appointments are an important part of that process,” said CEO Jason Allen.

  • Commercial Notice: Queensland Digital/Commercial Printer for Sale 

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    A longstanding digital and commercial printer with automated offset multi-colour presses, high-end digital, with complete pre- and post-press facilities is now on the market. Sales have increased an average of 10% per annum for past two years to $5,000,000.

  • Fleming moves from Kodak to IQ 

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    Adrian Fleming, former Kodak MD for Australia and New Zealand, has joined print MIS developer IQ as its new sales director. “The company culture and style is fantastic and I believe we are well positioned to become a major player in this market globally,” said Fleming.

  • Free financial benchmarking 

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    Printing Industries is making its popular financial benchmarking service available free of charge to all of its members. “It allows businesses to immediately see where they are doing well, while also identifying areas where performance could be improved.”

  • New Goss packaging capabilities at Labelexpo 2015 

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    Goss International will present its latest offset technology developments and opportunities for converters at Labelexpo Europe from September 29 – October 2. “We are extremely committed to pushing the boundaries in printing and packaging.”

  • Printing Industries defeats bid for extra workers comp 

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    Printing Industries has claimed its second win in as many weeks at the Fair Work Commission, defeating a union bid to re-introduce an expired state workers compensation clause on a national basis. The clause could have cost businesses thousands of dollars, said PIAA.

  • Major shakeup in Melbourne printing power 

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    Michael Wu and Moody Moody Abrogatah are moving their respective businesses, Ability Press and Docklands Press, to the former Todisco-owned Mercedes Waratah premises in Docklands.

  • Marvel takes M&M hard case unit 

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    Marvel Bookbinding & Printfinishing has snapped up the hard case book binding infrastructure of M&M Binders in the wake of a restructure of the new Docklands Press/Ability Press entity in Melbourne.

  • Postal Wars – Printing Industries demands Federal Government take on Australia Post 

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    Printing Industries launches national campaign to win political support for wide-ranging reforms to ‘monopolistic’ Australia Post.

  • Masterwork boost for Heidelberg 

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    Heidelberg’s partnership with Chinese manufacturer Masterwork (MI) in the packaging sector is off to a successful start with 10 machines shipped in the first six months. Heidelberg is using its global sales network to sell die-cutters and folder gluers produced by Masterwork.

  • Mohawks in Melbourne 

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    Hundreds of printers are expected at paper merchant BJ Ball Group’s 2015 Mohawk Show underway in Melbourne today (Wednesday). The Mohawk Show awards honour the graphic design industry and the role that design plays in the wider culture.

  • Epson wins BLI awards 

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    Epson has picked up two awards from the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, Buyers Laboratory. Epson’s WorkForce® Pro WF-R8590 won the Summer 2015 Pick award.

  • Book with a silver lining 

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    The Drinkable Book sets an innovative precedent for water purification technology and has profound implications for developing countries, according to Fespa consultant Laurel Brunner.

  • Commercial Notice: Printing Business for Sale, Victoria 

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    Are you keen to escape the city and enjoy a tree change? Alternatively, are you a local in the Northern Victorian area (roughly in the greater area around Shepparton) who would like to run your own printing business?

  • Digital press stoush claims 5 Star unit 

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    A long-running dispute over a digital printer involving one of South Australia’s largest print companies and two major digital suppliers – Konica Minolta and Kodak – hit the fan this week as Graf-X – trading as 5 Star Print – went into voluntary administration.

  • IPMG a big winner at ACA awards 

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    Print communications group IPMG dominated the Australasian Catalogue Awards, with clients Whybin\TBWA winning Agency of the Year and David Jones winning a Retailer of the Year award. The Judges Choice award went to Reece for its catalogue The Spring Bathroom.