News Archive

  • Fespa launches global show campaign 

    Fespa has launched its visitor campaign for the Fespa 2019 Global Print Expo and the co-located Sign Expo, which take place from 14-17 May at Messe Munich.

  • Commercial Notice: Packaging supplies wholesale business for sale 

    Argus Business Brokers is seeking expressions of interest for a wholesale business specialising in supplying corrugated cartons and packaging supplies in Sydney’s South West.

  • PIAA backs crossbenchers to deliver on power, tax, training and Australia Post 

    A week of intense Canberra lobbying to forward the Association’s core policy objectives on energy, vocational training and tax reform, saw Andrew Macaulay, CEO engage with a range of politicians including Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

  • Aus Paper gets EPA go-ahead for $600m eco project 

    Australian Paper has Works Approval from Victoria’s environmental protection agency for its proposed $600m Energy from Waste (EfW) facilty, meaning the innovative project at its Maryvale Mill is a significant step closer to getting off the ground.

  • PMP to rebrand as Ovato 

    The nation’s biggest printer PMP is to rebrand, with the company telling shareholders at its AGM that from March next year it will be known as Ovato.

  • Graphic Grab Bag – personalised print problems & bring back our book awards 

    Personalised digital communication has faced a long uphill battle to become accepted. Apart from bog standard utility and financial statements with names and addresses, the degree of personalisation has never matched digital print’s capacity to tailor make a true one-on-one communication.

  • Harrod goes on poor Pro Pac figures 

    Grant Harrod will step down as CEO of Pro-Pac Packaging after just a year and a half in the top job, and John Cerini, former CEO of Integrated Packaging Group, is also quitting as a full-time executive.

  • Orora builds US platform with $110m buy 

    Orora has bought Texas-based Pollock Packaging, spending US$80.5m ($110m) on the deal. Nigel Garrard, says, “With Pollock on board we have $500m worth of business in Texas, and a platform to grow in North America, in line with our stated strategy.”

  • Dashing kicks in for sport 

    Dashing Group has sponsored the print for the inaugural Prime Ministers’ Sporting Oration, an event aimed at supporting grassroots sport in Australia. Russell Kavnat, CEO of Dashing, attended the event with his wife Lauren (both pictured).

  • Centrum promoting print to TAFE students 

    Large format trade print supplier Centrum spent time with graphic design students at Hornsby TAFE in Sydney this week, giving the youngsters an insight into the benefits of print and how to work with it.

  • Bribery: Note Printing and Securency fined $21.6m 

    Under suppression orders lifted today it can be revealed that the nation’s banknote printer Note Printing Australia (NPA) and its polymer material supplier Securency were fined a massive $21.6m in 2012 for criminal conduct.

  • Paper prices to climb again in February 

    The major paper suppliers will raise their prices again in the new year, likely by five to seven per cent, citing increased costs of raw materials. The merchants anticipate implementing these increases in February.

  • Sydney storm pushes back Cactus event 

    The open house slated for tonight at Cactus Imaging has been postponed until February next year, due to the impact of today’s storms in Sydney.

  • Special T buys Green and Gold 

    Print industry veteran Adrian Blessington (pictured left) is selling his business, Green and Gold Printing, to Corey London’s (pictured right) Special T, uniting two Sydney printers in a deal long in the making.

  • Bailey fight truck wins HP top award 

    Brisbane based Bailey Print Group has hit the higher echelons of regional wide format printing by taking out top spot in three categories at the HP regional APJ large format sign and display print excellence awards.

  • Amazon prints catalogue 

    The world’s biggest online retailer Amazon has printed a Christmas catalogue for its USA business, as it attempts to cash in on the demise of the giant Toys R Us business.

  • EFI Bolts into high-speed textiles 

    EFI has unveiled its new Reggiani Bolt high-speed textile inkjet printer, capable of printing at 600 x 600 dpi at 90 metres per minute in a single pass. The Bolt features a new recirculation printhead system with greyscale drop sizes between five and 30 picolitres.

  • manroland Goss snaps up Harland Simon 

    Press giant manroland Goss has bought the intellectual property of press control systems and RFID solutions provider Harland Simon. Dennis Wickham (pictured), managing director of manroland Australasia, said the deal was good news for Australian and NZ printers.

  • Commercial Notice: Megara shows how it recycles its Promeg polypropylene sheet 

    With plastic the hot button topic at the moment, Australian media manufacturer, Megara, has launched a video showing how it recycles its Promeg polypropylene sheet.

  • Gopher broke – again 

    Sydney-based Gopher Graphic Communications is in liquidation, the second time in four years the design, print and mail business owned by Ed Jones has hit the skids.