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  • Heidelberg points finger at Kodak 


    Heidelberg bites back as Kodak walks away from its five-year exclusive plate partnership. Heidelberg claims the split has been on the cards for some time and points the finger at Kodak “product issues” losing business for the German offset press manufacturer.

  • Kodak pulls the pin on Heidelberg plate deal 

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    Kodak runs the play, ending five-year Heidelberg plate deal to go direct. Local Kodak top brass Steve Venn reveals he made the call to cut ties with Heidelberg as a distributor to nail down a competitive edge for the business, as plate war gears up.

  • Heidelberg plate change fuels market appetite 


    Heidelberg chops and changes plate supplier for the second time in five years. The German offset press manufacturer cools with Kodak and switches to rival graphics provider Fujifilm, leaving printers with a choice tipped to spark a plate price war.

  • HP Scitex beefs up turnarounds for Sumo printer 

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    Graphic display heavyweight Sumo Visual Group quadruples its turnarounds with its new HP Scitex FB 10000 industrial press. The Melbourne-based large-format specialist makes its latest investment to target the spike in short-run retail jobs and streamline the business.

  • Steer clear of bad debt with upcoming webinar 

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    Avid webinar fans will hear from leading trade broker Mark Smith, of National Credit Insurance brokers, in the next session. Smith will give printers the inside running on avoiding debt and managing credit exposure in an in-depth 30-minute presentation on Wednesday April 9.

  • Inkjet colour goes west – Print21 Magazine feature 


    Having settled chiefly on the east coast of Australia so far, production inkjet technology is now on the march further west. The latest installations of colour presses in Adelaide and Perth signal the next stage of the technology’s expansion to the furthest corners of the country.

  • Print slugged by double-digit drop in ad spend 


    Ad revenue for magazines and newspapers continues a steady double-digit decline. Despite recent vocal support for print from leading ad buyers, monthly results for February saw newspaper ad spend cut by nearly a quarter to $56 million while magazines dropped 15.2% to just $19.5 million.

  • Baumann Basa makes the cut with first local inline install 

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    Ferrostaal Australia completes install of Australia’s first inline Baumann Basa automatic jogging and cutting line, going in at Access Print Solutions. The streamlined ‘horseshoe’ configuration is set to more than double productivity for the Sydney-based commercial print shop.

  • No tariff plans as Norske Skog launches local LWC 


    Catalogue printers can expect Norske Skog to ‘meet the market price’ with its new domestically produced LWC stock, Vantage. Newsprint declines lead the Norwegian paper manufacturer to launch the first LWC to be produced in Australia since PaperlinX closed its Wesley Vale mill in 2010.

  • Kicking up dust on the Currie roadshow 


    The iconic Currie mobile showroom is back on the road again, picking up the second leg of its cross-country tour after a successful two day stint in sunny downtown Albury. The Currie team hitches a trailer packed with the very latest technology, stopping off in Bendigo, Adelaide and Perth.

  • Last call for London IPEX Party! 


    Anyone traveling to London this week for Ipex should follow the links if they want to rock along to the Aussie-Kiwi party, locked in for the evening of March 27. Get in quick because spots are limited, and once venue capacity is filled we can’t take any more.

  • 3D printing – What’s in it for me? 


    Everything you wanted to know about 3D Printing but were afraid to ask. In association with 3D Print pioneers Melissa Fuller and Grace Turtle of Three Farm, and JDA Print Recruit; Print21 will hold the first of a planned five-city series of seminars, “3D Printing – What’s in it for me?”

  • Building bridges across the gender divide – Print21 Magazine feature 


    It takes a major change in corporate culture to move from old style industrial relations to a more flexible cooperative workplace, recognising the different requirements of individuals in the workforce. Upending rigid corporate hierarchy sees Konica Minolta welcome more women into key positions.

  • Latest webinar heads for the Cloud 


    The latest two installments in Printing Industries’ ongoing series of webinars will look at better understanding the ‘creative cloud’ and the benefits of cloud technology software, and strategies for insolvency business protection, how to defend printing businesses against defaulting customers.

  • Paper dumping case binned 

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    The ADC announces plans to terminate investigation into alleged dumping of Chinese copy paper into Australia. Sparked by allegations of cheap A4 and A3 imports hitting the local market as much as 20% below normal market price, the report’s findings were unable to support the claims.

  • Commercial Notice – Printing Businesses for Sale Sydney 


    Printing Businesses For Sale – Sydney
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  • US and Euro buyers get in line for Rapid XL220 


    Australian manufacturer Rapid firms up first wave of sales for the new XL220 before running the Ipex gauntlet in a week’s time. Rapid put the press through its paces on Friday, with set-ups boasting less than a metre in waste, before packing up to go in out to its local buyer.

  • Winds of change – Fujifilm appoints Steve Peck project and marketing manager 


    Well-known industry figure Steve Peck has joined Fujifilm’s graphic systems team as project manager. Peck brings with him decades of expertise and experience in the industry upper echelons, serving with major press and technology suppliers Heidelberg and Kodak.

  • Technology magus Jeffrey Clarke new Kodak CEO 


    Technology innovation and commercial print are tipped to lead the way forward for Kodak, as enterprise software specialist Jeffrey J. Clarke picks up the graphics company’s top job. Former CEO Antonio Perez steps aside after nearly nine years in the role.

  • Manroland scores big with Hannapak touch-down 


    Australia’s first manroland R706 LV HS touches down at Sydney’s Hannapak, with two more 700 sheet-fed presses hot on its heels. The $multi-million investment is a resounding vote of confidence for the German manufacturing giant’s standing as a leading force in the packaging industry.