News Archive

  • PaperlinX shifts the focus back home with new CEO 


    Turnaround whiz, Andy Preece, (pictured) will be based in Melbourne as he takes on the top role at the paper merchant, following the termination of former MD Andrew Price’s European adventure.

  • The Hero Print Advantage 


    Since being established in 1998, Hero Print has gained a reputation as a trade printer for reliable service, quality printing, and at competitive trade prices. Hero Print is not a print brokerage but utilises its own state of the art pre press technology and multicolour presses.

  • $1 stamps to ‘save’ commercial mailing 


    Allowing Australia Post to charge up to $1 dollar per stamp on social mailing is liable to take the price pressure off the beleaguered business mailing industry. Bill Healey, CEO Printing Industries, is prepared to admit there may be merit in the proposed $1 stamp for so-called ‘granny mail.’

  • Insolvent trading – Printmotion broke for six months before going under 


    Creditors left holding the bag for $200K as promo product printer folds under the weight of new investment in wide format as business went pear shaped.

  • Free sales scoping workshop in Sydney 


    Proposal Scoping is the latest hot topic in sales and marketing. HP & Currie Group are hosting a training session tomorrow at Rhodes and all are welcome to get ‘an unfair advantage in deal brokering.’

  • Wide-format supplier hikes as Aus $ slides 

    Price hike

    Spandex customers have until the end of the month to get in on the old prices as the supplier follows most of the industry in adjusting upward. According to Alex McClelland, managing director, the deterioration in the currency is the main driver behind the price rises.

  • ‘Last cheques, gentlemen, please’ – calling time on Shoalhaven 


    Declining use of cheques in the digital age along with problems in terms of scale and converting machinery brings an end to Australian Paper’s south coast plant.

  • DES sharpens focus on green credentials 

    DES Color

    Fresh from gaining the Seiko SII ColorPainter M-64 wide format printer agency, DES is burnishing its environmental commitment with a ‘green’ refresh across its entire product portfolio.

  • ‘The perfect deal’ – Dashing & OnDemand come together 


    Merger of print sales expertise and digital production skills delivers new capabilities for the well-established North Sydney printer.

  • Large-format grows 3.5% in 2014 – IDC 


    Shipments of large format printers continue to be the stellar performers in the graphic arts industry with numbers up last year, but revenue scarcely moved, reflecting ever tighter margins for suppliers.

  • Ipex not ‘dead’ says exhibition owner Informa. Andy McCourt EXCLUSIVE! 

    Andy McCourt

    “Ipex is not dead and Informa has every intention of running it again and is committed to working with the industry to ensure the next Ipex is both relevant and successful.” – Peter Hall, Managing Director Informa Exhibitions.

  • Paperlinx cuts Price with immediate effect 


    Two months ahead of the end of his contract, Andrew Price, the hard-driving managing director of PaperlinX is unceremoniously fired in London.

  • Kim Conner takes over in NZ as Canon MD goes Aussie 

    Kim Conner

    First woman managing director of a Canon company in the region steps into the shoes of her Japanese predecessor who heads to Australia. Yusuke Mizoguchi is the new managing director of Canon Australia/Oceania following his stint at the helm in New Zealand.

  • New ventures for Kodak management in ANZ 


    Steve Venn steps down from the top job as the imaging company aligns its local back office with the UK and assigns Nexpress service to Grish Rewal’s Absolute Electronics.

  • drupa every three years – Zurück in die Zukunft? Andy McCourt’s Reverb 


    It means ‘back to the future’ because the very first two drupas were three years apart; 1951 and 1954. The show then moved to a four-year cycle, then five years and back to four years in recent times. Now it’s going back to every three years -— why?

  • DES wins professional print partner award 


    Ian Clare’s company is recognised as the Canon Business Partner of the Year at the awards celebration in the Barossa Valley this week. DES was one of 55 channel partners and came out on top with year on year growth of 141% in Canon wide-format engines during 2014.

  • Printing businesses change for the future 


    The second round of Future Print Business Transformation ‘Leadership Briefings’ commenced earlier this month, with more than 150 companies around the country registered to kick off their their involvement in the program over the next few weeks.

  • ‘Print out everything you care about’ says internet founder and Google exec 


    The internet era could turn out to be a black hole of information unless people start to keep their records and photographs in a more secure form … on paper. By keeping our records only in digital form most of them are likely to be inaccessible by contemporary computers in the future.

  • Pozitive changes gear for shift to Eastern Creek 

    As of 2nd March 2015, the company will be operating from its new premises at 5 Raceway Place, Eastern Creek NSW 2766.

    Phil Trumble is tripling the size of his premises by steering the newly named wide format supply business out to Sydney’s motor racing circuit. The new, modern facility will hugely expand the company’s warehousing capacity.

  • Calling young printing execs in Victoria & NSW 

    Media Super

    Are you ambitious, keen, engaged in the printing industry and looking for ways to advance your professional career? Do you live and work in Victoria or NSW?