News Archive

  • Time to move to the Future 

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    500 training courses offered under industry initiative Future Print are being snapped up as the program moves into its second phase. There are still opportunities for around 80 companies to become involved.

  • Fuji Xerox NZ gets ready to fly 

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    Fuji Xerox New Zealand, an industry leader in document technology, is relocating its logistics operations to a 6,400sqm facility at The Landing Business Park at Auckland Airport.

  • Worldwide stores merge in Melbourne 

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    Worldwide Printing Solutions has closed the doors of its Mt Waverley franchise and merged the business with its Preston office. The move leaves Worldwide with three remaining sites in the Melbourne area and 44 franchises nationally.

  • Something for everyone at Printing Industries Information Central PrintEx stand 

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    Printing Industries’ Information Central stand at PrintEx15 will be a focal point of business support and knowledge featuring everything from banking and superannuation services through to Future Print, the Value of Paper and Print campaign and the Media Super National Print Awards display.

  • Resolution Imaging leads charge of 3 Screen flatbeds 

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    Melbourne-based printer is one of three new Truepress Jet W3200UV-HS sales announced by Screen ahead of PrintEx next week.

  • Blue Star spinoff adds TASK2 

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    Marketing services business Kalido has acquired Sydney communications agency TASK2 to further expand its creative and digital capacity. Kalido is part of the IVE Group, formerly known as Blue Star Group Australia.

  • Print21 magazine’s perfect timing for PrintEx 2015 

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    Publication of the industry-leading graphic arts magazine’s comprehensive exhibition issue comes at the ideal time for visitors and exhibitors to coordinate their activities at the show.

  • Do you want that now, later or whenever? James Cryer on the virtues of variable pricing 

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    Our resident industry sage ponders ways and means of solving that most vexatious of all printing questions: how to maintain margins in an increasingly competitive market?

  • Printlink’s Lesa named NZ apprentice of year 

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    Bindery tradesman Cheyne Lesa of Petone (Wellington)-based Printlink has been named the 2014 PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year at the Pride In Print Awards held at Wellington’s TSB Arena.

  • EFI LED curing is cool for the environment – Brunner 

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    There’s been much attention of late on the use of mercury arc lamps for curing applications in the printing industry. This technology is widely used, however it has some serious drawbacks, not least the fact that it uses an awful lot of energy even when not actually curing anything.

  • DES Seiko ColorPainter M64s 

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    First time showing of the Seiko wide format on the DES stand attracted plenty of attention at PrintEx and won for itself a Hot Pick award.

  • Hero Print upgrade to PUR binding as a standard 

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    Trade printer Hero Print has invested in a major upgrade to its perfect binder by installing a PUR attachment and converting all of its bound magazines over to using the PUR glue and process.

  • VAVAVOOM for Blue Star 

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    Blue Star Group has continued its recent expansion strategy by acquiring Sydney-based promotional marketing company VAVAVOOM.

  • DGS first past the post for AEG wide-format 

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    Wollongong-based wide-format specialist Digital Graphics Solutions (DGS) has become the first export partner for AEG’s wide-format inkjet products.

  • Bullprint charges through the gate 

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    New owners have snapped up Sydney-based printer Bullprint after the previous owner filed for voluntary liquidation last month with debts estimated at half a million dollars.

  • Bill Healey to retire as CEO of Printing Industries 

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    Popular Printing Industries CEO Bill Healey plans to retire from his roles with the Association early next year. Widely regarded as a exceptionally dynamic executive, he has helped transform the Association during his tenure.

  • ‘Too good to refuse’ – John Wanless buys out Stephen and John Norgate 

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    Bambra Press has bought McKellar Renown to bring together two of Melbourne’s best-known printing companies under one roof.

  • Australian Paper rebuffs recycled critics 

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    Australian Paper dismissed criticism of recycled paper as it opened its new $90m wastepaper recycling and de-inking plant in Victoria. The company’s Maryvale Mill facility in the Latrobe Valley has begun producing recycled copy paper and will soon extend into envelopes and printing papers.

  • A world of paper, a sea of red ink – Andy McCourt 

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    Today’s paper industry is increasingly littered with the corpses of failed businesses, the latest being PaperlinX in Europe and one of the oldest UK mills, Tullis Russell of Fife, Scotland; established in 1809. All over the world there are mill closures or curtailments.

  • Winds of Change – New GM for Direct M&M 

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    Digital imaging and marketing company Direct Mail & Marketing has appointed former Fuji Xerox strategic manager Scott Allen as its new general manager.