News Archive

  • Last call for next week’s print industry first aid course 

    Printing Industries

    Bookings close this week for the final 2014 NSW First Aid course for the printing industry on Thursday 11 December. This full day nationally accredited, practical and assessment based course, will cover the common hazards printing company staff face in the workplace.

  • Commercial / Digital Offset Printer – Melbourne 

    for sale

    $2,500,000 of turnover, complete service provider – pre press, late model CtP, automated multicolour B2 and B3 presses, late model B3 digital, associated bindery.

  • Currie & HP sauce container wins award 


    The award for outstanding achievement in this year’s Packaging Council of Australia Design awards went to Coles for an innovative packaging cap that allows the direct application of sauce to baste food during the cooking process.

  • Starleaton keeps Rapid customers printing 


    The ongoing stoush between Australian label press manufacturer, Rapid, and Memjet, the US-owned corporation selling the micro-inkjet printheads, means local printers are running perilously short of supplies.

  • Digitalpress railroads out of Devonshire St 

    Digital press

    The railway is going to run right outside Theo Pettaras’ door when the NSW Dept of Transport goes ahead with a new light rail system. There’ll be jack hammering and ripping up of concrete, dust and lots of vibrations in downtown Surry Hills. But Digitalpress won’t be there.

  • Printing at the border of tomorrow 

    Currie Logo again

    There are not many HP Indigo presses close to the Murray River border between Victoria and NSW. This is old school offset country. Now Donald Thomson has installed a HP Indigo 3550 from Currie Group at his family printing company, GraphiPress, in the border town of Albury on the Hume Highway.

  • JDA Recruitment moves into Queensland 


    It just got easier for printers to find industry professionals in Brisbane as well as people looking to work in printing to find a job. Industry veteran, Geoff Curtis, ex-McMillan Printing and Fergies, has hung out the JDA Recruitment shingle in the northern capital.

  • Gulati powers up 1st Heidelberg carbon neutral press 


    Print Bound is now running its new Speedmaster XL106-6+LXLEUV at the old GEON site in Mt Waverly as it ramps up work to fill the 18,000 sheets per hour UV giant.

  • PMP prepares for heat-set takeovers & megers 


    Region’s largest printer is back in the black as a result of concentrating on doing what it does best – printing and distributing retail catalogues. Declaring a return to profit and signalling the company will be debt-free by 2017, PMP is preparing to give money back to its shareholders.

  • How to win at the NPA – 4 tips from the top 


    Luke Wooldridge, chairman of judges for the 32nd National Print Awards gives the good oil on what printers should look out for when submitting entries into next year’s competition. Newly consolidated categories and a shift back to direct entry means the judging panel will deal with three times the entries than in previous years.

  • What went wrong – Alan King on OnDemand 


    Every printing business failure brings its own list of causalities. Suppliers are more often than not part of the equation. Alan King, Rilecart Binding Supplies, escaped with little damage from OnDemand’s failure. He shares some thoughts on the problems faced by the industry.

  • Mitch Mulligan backs up again for GAMAA 

    Exploring synergies: Mitchell Mulligan.

    Russell Cavanagh, DES, is confirmed in the Vice President role of the Graphic Arts Merchant’s Association of Australia at the group’s biennial retreat, held this year at Bowral, NSW.

  • Future Print gives focus to Openbook Howden 


    New management team get greater clarity from signing on to Future Print Business Transformation Project. One year into running the company, Sarah Leo and Michael Richards are finding the right kind of motivation in their new roles

  • Sponsored News: Offset Plates—A System, Not Just a Piece of Metal. Fujifilm Blog 


    As the number of establishments using offset plates reduces, plate volumes remain stable or show slight increases due to the proliferation of multi-unit presses, shorter print runs performed more frequently and vast improvements in the time it takes to change-over plates.

  • Printid App ties direct mail into the digisphere 


    Integrating DM as part of a digital marketing campaign just got a whole lot easier as pioneering printer, Digital Logic, creates Printid, an App for the world.

  • Paper falls flatten out but conditions are still tough – Tim Woods Pulp & Paper Edge 


    After big declines in the consumption of printing paper in each of the previous two years, the market eased back towards stability in 2013-14, falling just 0.5% to 1.2 million tonnes.

  • Konica Minolta trumpets three production print awards 


    High-volume and mid-volume colour printers along with a black & white engine are recognised by Buyers Laboratory as being best in their class in the annual Pro Awards.

  • New press tops off ‘good year’ for manroland 


    The announcement of the Roland 700 Evolution sheetfed press reinforces Steve Dunwell’s (pictured) belief in Langley Holding’s commitment to R&D in the printing industry and will drive sales in Australia and NZ next year.

  • Can an App work for coatings and laminations? Oh yes it can! 


    Printers love swatch books and samples of new paper, different coatings and special effects. Now they can get close to the real thing over the internet with the new Allkotes App. In the same week that Digital Logic released its Printid App for the marketing industry, comes a another arch in the bridge between printing…

  • LEP claims 1st up for Future Print apprentices 


    Kirstin Robinson, who started working as a print finisher at LEP Colour Printers in April, is the first to be assessed to the new industry standard through Future Print, having completed her first block of competencies and benchmarking.