News Archive

  • 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.

  • Griffin signs $56m deal with book publisher 

    Book printer Griffin Press has signed a new four year $56m contract with Penguin Randon House, for both hardcover and paperback titles.

  • Print museum packed for grand re-opening 

    A huge crowd turned out for the re-opening of the Penrith Museum of Printing on Wednesday night, with around 80 guests coming out to see the newly-renovated facilities – including the granddaughters of founder Alan Connell.

  • Graphics Grab – a tale of two magazines, Delicious and White Magazine 

    Magazine publishing is a rewarding, if challenging pursuit, especially in Australia which used to rejoice in having the largest per head consumption. But if the rewards are good, the risks are high, as a tale of two magazine shows.

  • Wrap king in charity van job 

    Two-time King of the Wrap World Nick Caminiti of Exotic Graphix in Melbourne has teamed up with wrap expert Justin Pate, of The Wrap Institute in the United States, to give a charity van a much-needed makeover.

  • Esko opens giant flexo plate plant 

    Esko has opened a new facility in Germany to consolidate its flexo platemaking systems operations under one roof. The new 4300sqm facility will encompass research, engineering, product development, testing, and production.

  • Real Media Collective to let hair down at AGM 

    The Real Media Collective (RMC) will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12 December in Melbourne. Kellie Northwood, CEO (pictured), encourages members to come and celebrate the year that was.

  • Scott invests in Iridesse from Fuji Xerox 

    Multi-award winning WA print business Scott Print has invested in a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse, the six-unit digital colour print solution.

  • Rawson enables Cadbury Kmart personal print 

    Rawson Print Co is enabling retail giant Kmart and confectionery brand Cadbury to sell personalised printed gift packs of Dairy Milk chocolate, with customers able to have their names printed on labels in-store.

  • Tax debt sinks Smart Graphics 

    Victorian sign printer Smart Graphics and Signs has been placed into liquidation over an unpaid debt to the Australian Taxation Office. A court appointed Paul Langdon, of Vince and Associates, as liquidator on Friday.

  • EFI hosting corrugated digital webinars 

    EFI is hosting a three-part lunchtime webinar series looking at opportunities in corrugated digital, beginning this Thursday. The EFI Educational Webinars will discuss how businesses are already making the move to digital, expanding their range of work, and winning new customers.

  • Mimaki opens doors in Queensland 

    Wide-format equipment manufacturer Mimaki has opened its new showroom in Brisbane, its third on the Australian east coast after Sydney and Melbourne. Located in Murarrie, the new 150 square metre facility has two salespeople and two certified Mimaki technicians.

  • Free Pride in Print entry up for grabs 

    The New Zealand Pride in Print Awards are offering a free online entry for the 2019 awards, valued at $75 plus GST, to the winner of a Facebook competition.

  • Red Cross gives printers training discount 

    Printing Industries has partnered with the Australian Red Cross to offer members discounts on first aid training, aimed at ensuring workplace safety. PIAA members can access discounts of between 10 and 35 per cent on Red Cross first aid training courses.