News Archive

  • Print museum ‘defies gravity’ at LIA event 

    Sydney’s Penrith Museum of Printing threw its doors open to the NSW branch of the LIA on Wednesday night, showcasing the rich history of printing with several classic machines. The working museum in Western Sydney houses five printing presses plus other historical equipment.

  • Heidelberg pushes for packaging prominence 

    A massive Speedmaster XL 145 topped the heavy metal array at the press manufacturer’s Wiesloch Print Media Academy’s customer event, while the first Primefire 106 digital inkjet is already installed at MPS packaging.

  • NZ seeks to block Platinum/OfficeMax deal 

    The New Zealand Commerce Commission has filed a High Court injunction to prevent US private equity giant Platinum Equity from buying OfficeMax NZ. The proposed deal is part of Platinum’s larger plan to also acquire OfficeMax Australia.

  • Konica Minolta wins anti-slavery award  

    Konica Minolta has won an Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award in recognition of its commitment to helping combat exploitation through corporate social responsibility and ethical sourcing. 

  • Roland DG boosts southern team 

    Roland DG Australia has appointed former Fujifilm account manager Andrew Poperechny to the Melbourne-based role of southern region account manager.

  • Direct Paper expands in Brisbane 

    Since the Ball and Doggett merger, Direct Paper has become the third largest paper supplier in Australia, behind B&D and Spicers – and the largest that is family-owned. It has opened a new facility in Brisbane, bringing the entire east coast within its fine paper distribution network.

  • Presses roll at IVE’s Franklin WEB NSW 

    Live production is underway ahead of schedule at IVE Group’s new Franklin WEB NSW web offset plant at Huntingwood in Sydney’s west. The 24/7 site was purpose-built to produce retail catalogues.

  • EFI claims big win with Kwik Kopy upgrade 

    More than 100 Kwik Kopy Print and Design Centres cross Australia will be upgrading their existing EFI PrintSmith Vision MIS workflow to include Digital StoreFront, EFI’s advanced web-to-print/ecommerce platform.

  • Tickets selling fast for QLD & WA PICAs 

    Tickets are selling fast and judging is now complete in the print and design categories for the rapidly approaching Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) events in Queensland and Western Australia.

  • Innovator of the Year: Easy Signs 

    Sydney signage and wide format printer Easy Signs has won the Top Innovator Award winner at this year’s Smart Company awards and also reached #23 on the Smart Company rankings.

  • Fuji Xerox launches new Iridesse Press 

    Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific has launched its new Iridesse Production Press – a six-colour print engine utilising xerography that can hold up to two additional specialty dry inks.

  • KM specialised print awards finalists 

    Konica Minolta announced the state finalists for its National Specialised Print Awards 2017, to be held in Sydney next Thursday November 16. The awards celebrate outstanding work produced on Konica Minolta digital presses.

  • Readers return to print 

    In this ever more splintered communications environment, electronic media may actually be starting to drive consumers back to print, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Caminiti again crowned King of Wrap 

    Nick Caminiti from Exotic Graphix in Melbourne has retained his title and been named 2017 King of the Wrap World at the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

  • Growing demand for label release liner 

    The role of the release liner in the pressure-sensitive label industry was the focus of extended seminar sessions at this year’s Labelexpo Europe. Labels specialist Ann Hirst-Smith filed this report.

  • Ricoh named leader in print security 

    Market researcher IDC has named imaging, electronics and production print giant Ricoh as a global leader in addressing security for printed documents.

  • Inca Onset buy boosts Sydney trade printer 

    Karl Sun, owner of Sydney Print Media, is an example of an entrepreneur who lets nothing stand in the way of his business’ growth path. If a problem needs a solution and one can not be found locally, he invents the answer.

  • Aust Post CEO reaches out to whistle blower 

    Christine Holgate on Day Five in her new role asks an anonymous whistle blower ‘post worker’ to step forward and meet with her during this morning’s visit to the Sydney West Letters Facility.

  • Blowing the whistle on bad postal practices 

    Sensational allegations of cover ups, number rigging and management malpractices at the major Sydney postal facility lift the lid on Australia Post as it continues to hike charges for commercial mail.

  • Currie goes LIVE in Melbourne 

    Currie Group went LIVE this week, with a series of Open House sessions showcasing a range of equipment, which they say can help print service providers expand their offering and multiply the value of their print products.