News Archive

  • Epson’s large format expo underway in Melbourne 

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    Epson’s inaugural Large Format Product Expo in Melbourne will feature its range of solutions in signage, photography, proofing, production, dye sublimation, garment and technical printing. It’s the first in a series of events designed to communicate more directly with customers.

  • LED-UV Drying and Curing: blog 

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    Curing inks and coatings using ultraviolet light energy has been deployed in the printing, signage and packaging industries for some time now and offer identifiable advantages in production. Read the full blog from Fujifilm, titled LED-UV Drying and Curing: a Future Cure-All?

  • Melbourne wrapper into world finals 

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    Nick Caminiti (pictured), MD of Melbourne signage company Exotic Graphix, will represent Australia and New Zealand at this year’s Avery Dennison King of the Wrap World finals in Las Vegas next month. “He’s ecstatic, very happy,” says a spokesperson at the company in Carrum Downs.

  • Better together – Starleaton & DES 

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    The big move is on as the two national suppliers for the printing and signage industry across Australia move into shared premises. “We have two great teams coming together to build one of the best service and sales support organisations in the industry,” says CEO Ben Eaton.

  • Garry Muratore joins Canon’s Display Graphics 

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    Well-known industry identity Garry Muratore has been appointed product manager for Display Graphics at Canon. “We sought out only the highest calibre candidates and Garry was the clear choice,” says Adrian Morris, Canon Australia.

  • Welcome to International Print Day 

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    Today is International Print Day (IPD) and anyone with a Twitter account can join the hashtag #IPD16. Last year, the event’s hashtag generated an impressive 27 million views in just under 24 hours.

  • Print needs ‘environmental declaration’ 

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    The industry needs some sort of environmental declaration, a kind of mission statement for print that explains why and how the graphics industry makes a positive contribution to the environment. We must go far beyond bragging about the sustainability credentials of paper, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Macaulay makes mail a Federal priority 


    Printing Industry’s top team of Andrew Macaulay, CEO and Mary Jo (MJ) Fisher, director of government relationships, strongly lobbied Senator Mitch Fifield, 
Minister for Communications, on the unsatisfactory behaviour by Australia Post towards the industry.

  • TAFE takes on VIC apprenticeship training 

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    The PIAA’s Future Print program has signed a deal with Holmesglen TAFE to deliver much-needed printing apprenticeship training in Victoria. The association has been looking for an off-the-job training provider since RMIT dumped print training in 2012.

  • Booktopia relaunches bid for ASX 

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    Australia’s largest online book retailer Booktopia is aiming to raise $40 million for its IPO as it pushes ahead with plans to float on the ASX in the face of competition from US giant Amazon.

  • Print’s environmental credentials 

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    Newspaper publishers should be doing more to counter the perception that print is bad for the environment, says analyst Laurel Brunner. ‘Consumers associate printed newspapers with waste but correcting this impression doesn’t seem to be a priority,’

  • Upgrade for The Colour Doctor 

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    Colour Graphic Services has added Color Logic profiling and analysis software to its range of colour management offerings. It’s all about creating the best possible colour profiles, says David Crowther (pictured).

  • Snap owns the future 

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    Burns survivor and triathlete Turia Pitt is the keynote speaker at this weekend’s Snap Franchising conference titled ‘Let’s Own the Future’ at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. The event features interactive workshops including ‘Marketing Made Easy’ and ‘Tech Talk’.

  • Fraud Office probes Fuji Xerox NZ: report 

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    New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office is looking into the finances of Fuji Xerox New Zealand, according to a report in the National Business Review (NBR). “The probe follows claims by former Fuji Xerox staff that they believe the company has been overstating revenue for many years.”

  • Spicers proposes deal to break ‘deadlock’ 

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    Spicers, formerly PaperlinX, has offered its hybrid share holders a new deal – $14 each for shares issued at $100 – in a bid to ‘break the deadlock’ and restore the company’s capital structure. “The company can’t issue new capital so it’s radically restricted in what it can do.”

  • Bidding underway in Pilpel Print sale 

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    Online auction bidding is underway in the sale of all remaining assets of Pilpel Print in Perth, WA. So far, bids have been received on most items including the Heidelberg SM 52-6-H 2005 press.

  • oOh!media to buy ECN for $68 million 

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    The outdoor advertising boom continues, with oOh!media signing a deal to buy digital display business Executive Channel Network (ECN) for $68.5 million through oOh!’s subsidiary Inlink Group. Meanwhile, rival outdoor media company Adshel is investing in 110 new digital screens.

  • The return of throw-back analogue 

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    The smartphone era allows us to capture every good (and bad) hair day down to the finest detail and the selfie has become as routine as brushing one’s teeth, yet – retro-styled mechanical cameras that go ‘click’ and spit out faded photos are making a gigantic comeback.

  • New entry-level digital label press from Screen 

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    Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions Australia is releasing an entry-level digital label press – the Truepress Jet L250AQ – for label printers considering digital production. “Our demonstration unit is on its way and our service engineers’ technical training is underway.”

  • MBE’s ‘aggressive expansion’ 

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    Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Australia has launched a new marketing campaign titled ‘MBE Print Month’ to coincide with International Print Day on October 19. The company is opening a new centre in Brisbane this week and plans to open several more franchises in the coming months.