News Archive

  • Printers invited to Roland DG Academy training 

    Wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters developer Roland DG Australia has released its dates for VersaWorks: Beyond the Basics, the Roland DG Academy training course for 2019.

  • Tax Office and Picton set for 1 May DOCA date 

    The long-running legal battle between the ATO and Picton Press is set to continue to May, with the ATO contesting the controversial Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA), an arrangement which would allow the company to pay only 1c-2c in the dollar to its major unsecured creditors.

  • ABC of Konica Minolta’s digital label ecosystem 

    Konica Minolta invited XMPie, printIQ and QLM to Holmesglen Institute to give a master class to the Victorian print industry on the future of short-run digital label printing, with the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190.

  • Label Image invests in new Durst 

    WA-based Label Image has invested in a Durst Tau 330 E UV inkjet press, coupled with the Durst Workflow Label system, including variable data printing.

  • LIA to host Fuji Xerox visit 

    LIA NSW will look at green practices in print when it hosts a tour of the Fuji Xerox Rosehill facility next month, with the theme A Blueprint for Sustainable Practices.

  • Queensland firm prints bus for NSW Liberals 

    The graphic on the NSW Liberal Party’s big blue bus for the 2019 election campaign – with slogan Let’s Get It Done NSW – was not printed in the state, but in Queensland.

  • Pokémon cards selling for huge money 

    Who said there’s no money in print – cards from the Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering trading card games have just sold for a staggering combined total of US$295,000 (A$420,000) at auction in Dallas.

  • Flying Colours buys Saunders, rebrands, Lowe takes over as new MD 

    Multi-award winning innovative Tasmanian print business Flying Colours has bought Saunders Signs to enhance its rapidly growing statewide sign and display business, and is rebranding its entire business as Flying Colours Group.

  • Spicers sells Tassie former mill sites 

    Paper merchant Spicers is clearing the decks ahead of its impending sale to Kokusai Pulp & Paper, realising sales on two of its Tasmanian properties, in Wesley Vale and Burnie.

  • Higgins in administration as ATO comes knocking 

    Queensland sign business Higgins Signs & Plastics is in voluntary administration, a week after the ATO issued a winding-up order against the company.

  • Starleaton celebrates decade as Fogra member 

    Starleaton is celebrating its tenth year as a member of the prestigious colour standards group Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies. Ben Eaton, CEO at Starleaton, says colour management is key to the company.

  • Paper industry needs to change: Brunner 

    Leading print analyst and environmental commentator Laurel Brunner is calling on the paper industry to change its ways, or face continued shrinkage.

  • Three-way merger creates Amari Visual 

    Graphic arts distributors Australian Visual Solutions (AVS), Chief Media, and Amari Plastics have merged into a new entity Amari Visual Solutions, which will serve the customer bases of all three businesses, says Steve Baker, GM of parent company MM Plastics (pictured).

  • Jet introduces new degradable film 

    Jet Technologies has launched a new plastic film for food and beverage labels and laminates, which degrades quickly after disposal. According to Jack Malki, director at Jet Technologies, the new films are price competitive against options such as cornstarch-based PLA.

  • Trotec opens new Qld showroom demo centre 

    Trotec Laser has opened a new 550 square metre showroom and demonstration facility in Brisbane to reinforce its Queensland sales and service operations.

  • Roland launches TrueVis VG successor 

    Roland DG has launched the successor to its award-winning TrueVis VG series of printer cutters. The TrueVis VG2 series supports an increased colour gamut with what the company says are “new generation” inks.

  • Orafol MD steps aside after 18 months 

    Orafol Australia managing director Greg Nicholls has stepped down from the top job after a year and a half in the role. Nicholls joined Orafol in September 2017 along with sales director Anthony Kioussis.

  • Soar installs first NZ push-to-stop press 

    Soar Print has commissioned the first Heidelberg push-to-stop press in New Zealand, which is also the first in ANZ to be financed on Heidelberg’s new subscription model.

  • PIAA lambasts MP for anti-print comments 

    The PIAA has laid into special minister of state Alex Hawke for comments he made apparently decrying print, forcing him into a quick retraction.

  • All four OOH sectors growing 

    The quartet of separate out of home sectors all showed growth in spend in 2018 over the previous year, with three of the four up strongly, but retail only up a smidgen.