News Archive

  • Printbound expands into wide format with a new Vutek from Spicers 


    As part of his strategy to offer a full range of products to the industry as a ‘for trade’ service provider, print entrepreneur, Naresh Gulati, is backing up his investments with a high-level LED printer for the new Mulgrave site.

  • Overflow … extras… fun stuff … the best bits 

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    It’s been a while but some habits are hard to kick … Patrons sought for Women in Print…International Print Day … James Cryer looks back and more.

  • Printing Industries Election Day 2014 – Statement by David Leach 

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    In response to recent comments in Print21 by a candidate for the current board elections, I fully respect every person’s right to have an opinion, and to express it.

  • ‘End the price war & work together,’ Naresh Gulati 


    Melbourne-based Indian entrepreneur buys The Bindery to go along with his acquisition of Print Bound and calls for a more cooperative market environment for printing. His latest takeover sees long-term operator, Rob Dunnett, stay with the company.

  • SEMA wins NAB supplier award 


    Business process enterprise, SEMA, has been selected as the winner in the 2014 NAB Supplier Awards in the Innovation category. The awards program has been in place since 2010 and past winners include Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and RP Data.

  • ‘It’s about principles, democracy and ethics;’ Roy Aldrich – Printing Industry Elections update 

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    Interstate rivalry is playing out in the increasingly bitter election campaign for the National Board of the Printing Industries with Roy Aldrich firing off a volley of criticism of the current board and especially its president, David Leach.

  • Market Watch Q3 2014 – acquisitions, mergers & major equipment sales 


    Richard Rasmussen, director of Ascent Partners, brings you up to date with the events that have shaped the industry in the past quarter. He reviews all the major news including MBO’s and closures, along with the sales and installations of capital equipment in the region.

  • 1st Canon 700 in NSW to Gold Leaf Framing 


    Theo Stamatopoulos may not be your typical printer but he believes Canon quality will help transform his business. Starting out 20 years ago as a picture framer in the southern Sydney suburb of Como, he moved into printing at the behest of his customers.

  • Kevin Slavin, CEO IPMG, on the transformation of print ­– Print21 magazine September 


    In the continuing narrative of the Hannan-owned IPMG, there’s a new chapter under way, under a new CEO. It’s just over one year since Kevin Slaven took on the top role at Australia’s second largest printing group.

  • ACCC should control Australia Post prices 


    ‘A major victory on behalf of the printing industry and public,’ is how Bill Healey, CEO Printing Industries, describes the findings of a Parliamentary inquiry into the operations of Australia Post.

  • Web woes shrink KBA jobs in the Rhineland 


    Prolonged losses finally take their toll on the German press manufacturer, which will cut its web workforce by 207 to address a ‘significantly shrunken global market.’

  • New Truepress inkjet from Screen in 2015 


    Peter Scott, managing director, Screen Australia (pictured) has announced an all-new digital web inkjet press that changes the expectations of printers. Named the Truepress Jet 520HD, it is the ‘HD’ for High Definition, which indicates its unique position in the high volume digital web market.

  • Print21 September – the B2B trade only phenomenon 


    Publisher’s Letter from Patrick Howard in the September issue of Print21 magazine. There are at least two defining forces shaping the commercial printing industry. One is the amazing proliferation of digital printing outlets buoyed by the decreasing costs of capital equipment.

  • Should offset printers diversify into wide format? 


    Fujifilm puts the case for printers expanding into different product segments in the first of a series of sponsored Graphic Arts Blogs.

  • Canon Australia sails into Harbour IT 


    Canon Australia has acquired a majority stake in managed services and cloud solutions provider, Harbour IT. The acquisition, the biggest by Canon in the Oceania region, enables both businesses to share cloud-based and managed IT solutions across their respective customer bases

  • Two-speed PrintPost – same service costs more 


    Nine days for magazines to travel from Melbourne to Sydney – is this the future of Australia Post’s two-tier system for publication post? Since the monopoly mail carrier introduced a two-speed delivery for publications in June it has given new meaning to the term ‘snail mail.’

  • Ricoh joins the digital race with new Pro C7100x 


    Hot on the heels of its three rivals Ricoh is out of the barrier with the launch of a new 90ppm engine with a 5th station for white or clear toner.

  • Book printing again in the firing line of competition 


    The remaining parallel import restrictions on books are under threat as the Competition Policy Review weighs up how technology and buying over the internet make it easy to circumvent restrictions.

  • What I did on my Spring break – in Hawaii 


    Old surfers never die, they just get waterlogged and sink slowly into the waves. But not JDA’s Chris Gander, he’s over in Hawaii teaching the locals how it’s done. No, this is not him.

  • Election battle hots up at Printing Industries 

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    Unfamiliar territory for peak industry body as members from Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and NSW all vie to sit on the national board. The contested seats are drawing a line between what President David Leach describes as a progressive and a conservative faction, or ‘between those who want to continue the changes already underway and those who want things to stay the way they were.”