News Archive

  • Sudden exit for Ricoh MD John Hall 

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    Ricoh Australia managing director John Hall has left the company and a search for his successor is underway. The move comes days after a management shakeup at the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese multinational, with CEO Zenji Miura leaving after four years.

  • MBE plans aggressive expansion 

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    Global franchise chain MBE plans to open another ten stores in Australia this year and more in 2018, with a focus on WA, SA and NSW. The company recently secured about $2m in investment funding, some of which will be used to support new franchisees.

  • Sara Marshall joins Canon Australia 

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    Canon Australia has appointed Sara Marshall as its new director of human resources, communications and facilities. “The Canon company philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good, is something I am passionate about,” says the registered psychologist.

  • Online auction of Graphitype equipment 

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    Sydney’s Graphitype Printing Services is auctioning off excess plant and equipment following its recent acquisition by Dominion Print Group. “As Graphitype will be moving into Dominion’s premises, an opportunity also exists for parties who may be looking to relocate into a purpose-built printing facility.”

  • PIAA backs PMP/IPMG merger 

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    Printing Industries has thrown its support behind the proposed merger of PMP and IPMG that has been delayed as the ACCC takes a closer look at the potential impacts of the deal. “The time for the merger is now,” PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay (pictured) told the corporate regulator.

  • Xeikon sets up in Australia/NZ 

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    European digital printing leader Xeikon is establishing a local division that will be fully operational later this month. “We have decided the time is right to establish a direct sales and service organization in Australia and New Zealand,” says Bent Serritslev, MD Asia Pacific (pictured).

  • Neschen makes the cut with butchers 

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    Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton used Neschen Easy Dot vinyl to solve a point-of-sale signage problem facing 2,600 butcher shops around Australia. “We tried several products but some would just not remove from the glass for cleaning while others left a sticky mess behind.”

  • PIAA Qld member wins OAM 

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    Prominent PIAA member John Ferguson, MD of Brisbane-based Fergies Print & Mail, has been awarded an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for his service to sailing and to the community. “Sailing has been part of my life all the way through and I spent last weekend out crabbing on the boat and fishing.”

  • Screen rolls out latest Truepress models 

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    Screen GP will feature the latest models from its range of Truepress Jet520 roll-fed inkjet presses at the Hunkeler Innovation event in Lucerne, Switzerland in February. “Any Australian and New Zealand visitors to Hunkeler Innovation Days will find a warm welcome on our stand.”

  • Roland offers free RIP software upgrade 

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    Roland DG says its Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software is now available free of charge for customers of several previous printer models.

  • Currie Group tech boosts Optima Press 

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    Optima, a WA family-owned business that started out as a small A3 printer back in 1989, has long been a stalwart in both the offset and digital sectors – but with so much competition in the region, times haven’t always been easy.

  • Opus share buy back opens door 

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    Up to 20 million shares up for grabs will allow Richard Celarc, former managing director to cash in most of his stake in the Hong Kong-controlled company.

  • Cashed up EFI breezes past $1 billion 

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    Guy Gecht, CEO, calls ‘mission accomplished’ for billion dollar revenue as negative currency shifts steals some of the glory.

  • Show your Pride – early Pride in Print entries closing 

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    New Zealand printers looking to take advantage of the Pride in Print awards’ early entry fees should act now, as regular entries close on January 31. After Tuesday, the fee will increase from $65 to $99 NZD, with final entries closing on February 28. The awards night will be held in Christchurch on May 12.

  • $250k still up for grabs in Future Print finale 

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    The Future Print project, the landmark joint venture initiative between Printing Industries and the AMWU, winds up in just over four months and with $250,000 in subsidised training still to be taken up, the race is on to fill the final subsidised training places.

  • Starleaton eyes photo & fine art sector 

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    Starleaton, with newly acquired DES, will devote part of its stand at PacPrint 2017 to professional photography and fine art digital reproduction. “We see an opportunity to reach out to professional image-creators, print labs, schools, colleges and TAFEs,” says CEO Ben Eaton.

  • Media Super seminars on law changes 

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    Media Super – one of the top 10 funds in Australia in 2016 – is hosting a seminar series to inform members about the changes coming in July to superannuation law.

  • Roland road show to kick off in Albury 

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    Roland DG Australia will launch a national road show featuring its Mobile Information Centre (MIC) next month in regional New South Wales. Roland experts will be on hand to demonstrate latest Roland devices and applications.

  • Aldus merges with Tronics 

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    Leading printing equipment supplier Aldus has merged with label machinery manufacturer Tronics to form Aldus-Tronics. “Frank and I got to talking about six months ago and it went from there,” says Adlus GM Ian Guanaria (pictured), who’s planning to retire.

  • A fight for press freedom – McCourt’s ReVerb 

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    Forcing myself to listen to President Trump’s inauguration address, I remained nonplussed until I heard: “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly …” Huh? Just a few days before, we had all heard Trump refuse a reporter from a major network the right to even ask a question.