News Archive

  • Learn to print digital labels 

    Konica Minolta is hosting two label print workflow and technology showcase events for companies looking to enter or expand digital label printing.

  • Operator Saturday to expand to NSW and NZ 

    The inaugural Operator Saturday for HP Indigo operators hosted by Currie Group, Dscoop, and HP, saw some 25 operators at the event, and will now be expanded to NSW and New Zealand.

  • Hunkeler hosts inkjet automation 

    Wrapping up today, the biannual Hunkeler Innovation Days focused on success through automation, as the finishing giant and most of the world’s continuous feed inkjet solutions developers showed their latest equipment.

  • Letters put $125m hole in AusPost 

    The country’s mail monopoly Australia Post lost $125m on its letters service in the six months to December, PIAA calls on govt, opposition, to prevent print and mail industries being gouged to recover losses, as profit slumps by 45 per cent.

  • Pro-Pac hit by lower sales and higher costs 

    Diversified packaging operation Pro-Pac saw its first half figures impacted by lower sales in the agricultural sector, higher costs and adverse foreign currency movements, with its CEO saying the result is “well below our expectations.”

  • Active wins Myer supplier of year 

    Active Display Group has won the Myer Supplier of the Year award in the Best Store Design category for 2018.

  • Hansen to be print voice on Skills Council SA 

    Print training advocate and owner of Hansen Design & Print Rob Hansen is being appointed to the Skills Council for South Australia.

  • Currie Group and HP to host security event 

    HP and Currie Group are hosting a two-day security printing HP Indigo Brand Protection Solution event, to highlight security printing options on the narrow web HP Indigo, as brands suffer increasing counterfeit losses.

  • Snap Circular Quay and Enviro win Pixies 

    Snap Circular Quay and Enviro Print have both taken out multiple awards at the annual Fuji Xerox Pixi (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) Asia Pacific Awards.

  • Newman sells Milford Astor to Aldus Tronics 

    Terry Newman is selling his Milford Astor business – which includes Foilmakers Australia and Milford Astor Printing Systems – to Aldus Tronics, with the deal set to go through on March 1.

  • Fespa fast fashion factory to double in size 

    The Print Make Wear fast fashion factory feature at Fespa Global Expo 2019 in Munich will be twice the size it was last time out, reflecting the demand and opportunity for quick turnaround clothes that can be printed digitally.

  • Yarrow new president Kornit Digital Asia Pacific 

    Andy Yarrow is the new Asia Pacific president of innovative digital textile printing technology company Kornit Digital. He will oversee all the company’s operations in the region, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

  • PIAA to host casuals, twitter and direct mail seminars 

    March sees a host of opportunities for print business owners and managers to increase their knowledge, with four PIAA hosted educational events on the cards.

  • Ovato to close Moorebank as first half revenue slides 

    Ovato will close its Moorebank print site and consolidate all its NSW print into the Warwick Farm facility, as the company responds to declines in the real estate, magazines and catalogues markets.

  • All figures up for IVE as heavy lifting over 

    Diversified marketing communications group IVE saw all figures rise the first half of the year, as its senior management lauded its investment into print, and said the period of heavy lifting was behind it.

  • Roads, Fly and Locate soar for oOh! as Retail falls 

    Outdoor media giant oOh! Media achieved 10 per cent organic growth in the full year, which was boosted by the fourth quarter earnings of its Commute (Adshel) acquisition.

  • Redbubble grows by 40 per cent 

    Australian online print and promotional products portal Redbubble saw its half year revenue soar to $142.9m, representing year-on-year growth of 40 per cent.

  • Aus Paper signs waste provider for new $600m Maryvale energy plant 

    It is all systems go for the proposed new Australian Paper Energy from Waste (EfW) plant, as it partners with waste management business Suez to develop the $600m Maryvale Mill project.

  • Waratah wide format inhouse with Pumpkin 

    Waratah Group has bought Victorian large format print business Pumpkin Digital, in a move that COO Brett Chalmers says will bring much of its wide format print inhouse.

  • Nine to sell off ACM and Stuff on difficult results 

    Half year results reveal that the Nine regional newspaper and printing business ACM had a difficult six months, as did the New Zealand newspaper business, known as Stuff, with Nine now putting both divisions up for sale as a result.