News Archive

  • Currie rolls into Visual Impact 


    The only mobile showroom in the graphic arts industry, the giant Currie Group pantech, opened its doors wide at the Sydney exhibition that opened yesterday.

  • Late call for PIAA candidate 


    Following the surprise withdrawal of Kellie Northwood from the election to the Board of Printing Industries, the race is on for a candidate to stand for Victoria.

  • Iconic WA printer closes in orderly fashion 

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    After 89 years of faithful service to WA’s business community, Perth’s Pilpel Print is closing down. “It’s not a liquidation or administration,” says MD Geoff Pilpel. “We have successfully sold Pilpel Print and Print Finishing Line and jobs have been transferred.”

  • Alarming fall in printing apprentices 

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    A dramatic decline in printing apprenticeships in Victoria is a threat to the future of the industry, according to Chris Gander (pictured) of leading printing recruitment firm JDA. The latest figures are ‘startling,’ he says.

  • HP pays $1 billion for Samsung print 

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    HP has bought Samsung’s printer business for $US1.05 billion and plans to target the A3 MFP market. The technology giant acquires 6,500 printing patents and Samsung’s printing team of 1,300 researchers and engineers.

  • Visual Impact Sydney opens tomorrow 


    Visual Impact Sydney starts tomorrow, so today is your last chance to preregister for the show, which opens its doors at 10am on Thursday in Halls 5 & 6 of the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park and runs until Saturday.

  • JDA launches locum management service 


    Attention all bosses, general managers, business owners and printing company proprietors!

    Are you working too hard?
    Spending too much time at the office?
    Need to take a break?

  • Printers among 300 facing axe at ARM 


    News Corp’s planned acquisition of APN’s Australian Regional Media (ARM) business will result in up to 300 job cuts aimed at back office, printing and distribution divisions, according to a report in News Corp’s The Australian.

  • HP Indigo ‘reinvents’ poster production 

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    HP teamed up with design magazine Wallpaper to create 220,000 unique posters for the publication’s 20th anniversary celebrations. It’s ‘a ground-breaking campaign that reinvents digital poster production,’ says HP. (video)

  • Visual Impact: Starleaton’s new team 

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    Starleaton & DES staff will join together to meet customers at the Visual Impact show in Sydney this week. Starleaton acquired DES two weeks ago to become a $40 million supply enterprise.

  • Currie & HP power world 1st print line 


    The most productive HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press in the world plays an integral role in the unique PMP/Griffin Press book printing line that is turning the publishing paradigm upside down.

  • $43 million loss for Fuji Xerox NZ 

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    Fuji Xerox New Zealand recorded a $43 million pre-tax loss for the year and the Japanese-owned parent company is ready to step in to provide financial assistance “if necessary,” according to the National Business Review.

  • NZME to pay $55m for Fairfax NZ 

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    NZME agreed to buy Fairfax NZ for $55m if their proposed merger wins regulatory approval – with Fairfax Media taking a 41% share in the merged entity. The deal would create New Zealand’s largest media company with an audience of 3.7 million.

  • Digital and offset “will be one” 

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    In five years’ time, digital and offset will be so merged that they will be one, according to Heidelberg Australia MD Richard Timson (pictured), speaking at Tuesday night’s LIA drupa roadshow event at the Mulgrave Country Club in Melbourne.

  • In with the Neo 

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    Melbourne real estate printer Newlitho has rebranded as Neo and unveiled a new logo in preparation for the next chapter in its 78-year-old history. “We’ve come a long way and our name hasn’t survived the journey,” says CEO Seth Watts (pictured, right).

  • Yandina again named Print Centre of the Year 

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    APN’s multimillion-dollar Sunshine Coast print centre Yandina (pictured) has again won the Print Centre of the Year award at the PANPA Newspaper Awards held at The Ivy in Sydney. Yandina also took the top honour last year.

  • Visual Impact Sydney opens next week 

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    Signage and wide-format show Visual Impact Sydney opens next week and organisers are urging those planning to visit the event to preregister without delay. Exhibitors include AVS, Avery Dennison, Currie, Canon, Epson, Graphic Art Mart, HP, Jetmark, Kiwo, Biesse, Mimaki, Multicam, Pozitive, Roland DG.

  • On Demand could owe “millions” 

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    The liquidator investigating the collapse of Melbourne digital printer On Demand says the total debts owed to creditors could run into millions of dollars. The failed business was sold last week to Mercedes Waratah and rebranded as Data Direct Digital.

  • The Printcentre on the block today 

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    Liquidators have wasted no time in moving to recover what they can for creditors of collapsed Melbourne wide format printer The Printcentre Group. The company’s machinery and other assets are up for auction today in Sunshine West.

  • Five Star assets on auction tomorrow 

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    The assets of former award-winning Adelaide printer Five Star Print will be auctioned off on Thursday. Five Star– formerly one of South Australia’s high profile print companies – went into voluntary administration in May before being liquidated.