News Archive

  • Same-sex survey 13-day roll out by Aussie Post 

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics will begin mailing out its postal survey on same-sex marriage next Tuesday after the High Court struck down legal challenges to the ballot’s validity. The ABS had already commenced producing the 16 million ballots at Fuji Xerox Document Management.

  • Ball & Doggett steps out with 14th Mohawk Show 

    First major public outing for the newly merged paper company brought together Sydney’s creative design community for a celebration of all things print and paper.

  • Fashion illustrator printing in style with Canon 

    Canon Australia has partnered with fashion illustrator Megan Hess for a free exhibition of limited-edition prints in Sydney. Hess is using Canon’s industrial print range to bring her printing in house, which she says gives her more control over the finished product.

  • Fuji Xerox denies ‘hidden dumping’ of A4 paper 

    Fuji Xerox Australia has defended selling Chinese A4 paper imports to its Australian customers at a loss and denied it is guilty of ‘hidden dumping’, arguing that selling at a loss is a common commercial practice.

  • Fairfax and News split top PANPA awards 

    Fairfax’s Canberra Print Centre has won the The Print Centre of the Year award at the annual PANPAs. News Corp’s The Australian won the Daily Newspaper award and Fairfax’s AFR was named Digital News Site of the Year.

  • Twenty million clicks and counting for Advance Press 

    One of Western Australia’s oldest operating printers, Advance Press works with clients as prestigious as the RACWA, the City of Perth, and the AEC. To boost its digital capacity, the company recently installed an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press from Currie Group.

  • LIA presents the latest in digital technology 

    New technologies in high-speed digital printing will be the focus of an LIA (NSW) Technical Dinner evening at Lidcombe in western Sydney next week. Some tickets are still available.

  • Entry dates extended for state PICAs 

    Printing Industries has extended the closing dates for entries into the state PICAs and reminded entrants that winning a medal in the state PICAs is now the only way to qualify for the National Print Awards.

  • Versatile new platesetter series from Screen 

    Screen GP Australia says the new series of VLF 16-page Ultima 16000N Platesetters – to be previewed at PRINT Chicago this month – delivers improved productivity and energy efficiency. 

  • ‘Overwhelming’ response to IVE raising 

    IVE completed the $38m institutional section of its $55.6m capital raising just two days after announcing the move. “The offer was significantly oversubscribed,” said chairman Geoff Selig (pictured). The retail offer to secure the remaining $16.9m is now open.

  • US private equity duo voted onto Spicers board 

    Shareholders have voted to remove Spicers finance director Wayne Johnston and have elected six new directors to the board including Vlad Artamonov and Todd Plutsky, the managing partners of New York private equity firm, Coastal Capital.

  • New chairman to oversee Fuji Xerox Australia 

    Fuji Xerox appointed Hirokazu Komaki (pictured) to the new role of chairman of the board at FXA in a bid to tighten control at the local operation after an accounting scandal inflated ANZ revenues by $450m.

  • AusPost posts $95m profit, hikes prices 

    A couple of weeks after posting a $95m profit and sending off its former CEO with a $10.75m handshake, the national carrier has rolled out yet another round of price hikes.

  • Federal minister backs Keep Me Posted 

    Federal Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has thrown his support behind the Keep Me Posted campaign that is calling for an end to all fees for people choosing paper bills.

  • Missing the old IPEX – Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 

    In a perfect graphic arts world, Australians and Kiwis should now be booking their tickets to attend IPEX – once the second-largest printing-related exhibition in the world.  Andy McCourt examines why it’s not happening.

  • Digital Lizard heads downunder for Dscoop 

    Digital pioneer Bill Wieners of US-based print company Digital Lizard will be the guest speaker at next month’s Dscoop roadshow in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Zünd now cuts both ways – knife and laser 

    Swiss manufacturer Zünd has introduced the LM 100W Laser Module (pictured) that is able to cut and seal polyester fabrics in one efficient process.

  • LED a power saver: SAled at Visual Impact 

    Specialist supplier SAled Australia is bringing a purpose-built demonstrator case to next month’s Visual Impact in Sydney to show visitors how much they can save on power bills by using the latest LED technologies.

  • CRON reduces ink waste to almost nothing 

    CRON, a Chinese developer and manufacturer of computer-to-plate (CtP) systems, has developed the EZcolor intelligent printing system that is says controls ink volumes and cuts ink waste to almost nothing.

  • Massive boost for Sydney catalogue capacity 

    The arrival of a second 80-page manroland web press next year at the Huntingwood greenfield site of Franklin Web is set to alter the balance of power in the hotly contested heatset web market.