News Archive

  • Digital labels are on a roll – Print21 Magazine 

    With plenty of inkjet, dry toner and Indigo liquid toner presses going into label and print shops across Australia, it’s clear that digital labelling is undergoing a surge in popularity. Jake Nelson delves into the growth of the digital sector and finds out why more and more converters are choosing to invest.

  • Xerox ‘moving forward’ into Australia/NZ 

    Xerox Corp slammed Fujifilm’s $1 billion lawsuit over their failed merger proposal as ‘desperate and delusional’ and has announced plans to sell Xerox products directly into the growing Asia-Pacific market.

  • PIAA slams ‘measly’ unfair dismissal fee 

    The PIAA condemned a Fair Work Commission decision to increase by just $1.30 the amount that an employee must pay to file an unfair dismissal claim.  “This is not justice; this is a tragedy,” says Paul Mitchell, Printing Industries’ workplace relations manager.

  • HVG Graphics moves into hardware 

    Graphics media supplier HVG Graphics Media has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with American finishing solutions company MCT Digital, manufacturer of advanced VersaTech2 digital die-cutters.

  • Pantone adds 203 colours for polyester 

    Pantone has introduced 203 new colors curated for polyester materials used in athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets.

  • IPEX is gone – iconic UK trade show pulls the plug 

    Bowing to the inevitable the organisers of IPEX have called it quits following two disastrous trade shows, one in London where it broke tradition by moving to the capital, the second a vain attempt to return to its spiritual home in Birmingham.

  • Back from the brink: PIAA turnaround 

     Printing Industries CEO Andrew Macaulay says a ‘dramatic improvement in performance’ in 2017 has seen the peak national body post an operating loss that’s $400,000 less than the previous year.

  • JCDecaux to pay $1.2b for APN Outdoor 

    In the outdoor advertising industry’s second major consolidation deal in 24 hours, French giant JCDecaux has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buy APN Outdoor, one of the two biggest players in the local market. On Monday, rival oOh!media signed a $570m deal to acquire Adshel.

  • Xeikon Café warms up in ANZ 

    Converters in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand found plenty of value in Xeikon’s first Cafe events in the region, with expert advice on the pros and cons of going digital. Though just starting out, the conferences paid off for both the hosts and the attendees.

  • Accurio to the rescue at MBE Applecross 

    A recent upswing in demand for printing jobs at Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Applecross in Perth WA meant the company was being forced to outsource much of its printing work to other providers.

  • Opus not avoiding taxes: Celarc 

    Opus Group executive chairman Richard Celarc has said that the company’s re-domiciling to Bermuda and relisting on the Hong Kong stock exchange is not an attempt to avoid paying taxes in Australia. In a statement to Print21, Celarc said Opus will meet its Australian tax obligations.

  • Open house a big plus for Pozitive 

    Graphic arts supplier Pozitive showed off new offerings at its open house events in Sydney, including a new Summa flatbed cutting table and its line of Ritrama self-adhesive vinyl films. Held at Pozitive’s facility in Eastern Creek, the open house highlighted the company’s range of solutions.

  • Graph-Pak gets back into lamination films 

    Print and packaging supplier Graph-Pak has relaunched its lamination films business thanks to high customer demand, sourcing a wide range of consumable products from global manufacturer Cosmo Films.

  • Cash flow down 20% at Note Printing 

    Workers at money printing business Note Printing Australia are stepping up industrial action that has already cut production of Australian banknotes by 20 percent, according to the AMWU.

  • Outside the brown box – Print21 Magazine 

    We’re used to corrugated boxes being utilitarian beasts: brown cardboard, printed on flexo in one or two colours. With digital print making inroads into the packaging sector, however, the days of boring boxes may be behind us.

  • Jamieson resigns from PIAA board 

    Picton Press general manager Graham Jamieson has resigned as a director of the Printing Industries Association of Australia weeks after Picton called in external administrators and revealed it was $9 million in debt.

  • Fujifilm sues Xerox for $1bn+ 

    Fujifilm Holdings has sued Xerox Corp for more than $1 billion over the termination of a proposed $6.1 billion merger deal between the two companies.

  • Komori rolls out new offset press at IGAS 

    Press giant Komori will exhibit its latest offset technologies including the new the eight-color 37-inch Lithrone GL37P at next month’s IGAS 2018 trade show in Tokyo.

  • Register now for Neopost print seminar 

    Registration is now open for the second series of Neopost’s Power of Print seminars series to be held next month in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Speakers include Kellie Northwood of Two Sides, Matt Murray of Tharstern and James Gleeson of HP.

  • A Revolution in marketing videos 

    Ballarat-based printer Revolution has launched a video marketing campaign to support its recent purchase of a high-capacity Accurio KM-1 B2 inkjet press.