News Archive

  • Promoting print to the politicians 

    Andrew Macaulay, CEO, Printing Industries, meets with Trent Zimmerman, the Federal Member for North Sydney, as part of a his ongoing campaign to raise the industry’s public profile. James Cryer (pictured) went along.

  • Pro-Pac raises $54m for IPG deal 

    Pro-Pac has raised $54.8m to partially fund its $177m acquisition of flexible packager Integrated Packaging Group – part of its plan to become “the preeminent flexible and industrial packaging manufacturer and distributor in Australia.”

  • Xeikon and EFI sign major label deal 

    Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, has signed a partnership agreement to sell EFI’s Jetrion digital label and narrow web inkjet printing systems. The move comes weeks after Xeikon dumped its own Trillium liquid toner project.

  • Two Sides steps up anti-greenwash campaign 

    The annual meeting of global print lobby group Two Sides in London has pledged to strengthen its fight against corporate greenwashing and build on the results of a new survey that shows global consumers prefer print on paper.

  • CFO Wayne Johnston exits Spicers 

    Spicers’ CFO Wayne Johnston (pictured) has left the company several weeks after shareholders voted to remove him from the board and elect six new directors, including two partners from US equity firm Coastal Capital.

  • Want to print for the Qld Government? 

    Queensland has invited printers to two feedback sessions next week to discuss government contract opportunities over the next two years. Any printer capable of delivering government work is invited.

  • Apprenticeship system in ‘crisis’: PIAA 

    Printing Industries’ CEO Andrew Macaulay has called for a new national apprenticeship system to combat a disturbing collapse in apprenticeship numbers over the past five years.

  • Paper/paperboard production up 72,000 tonnes 

    Australia’s production of paper and paperboard rose more than 72,000 tonnes or 2.0% in the year-ended June 2017, according to latest analysis in the annual Pulp & Paper Strategic Review.

  • Epson launches Western Sydney Expo 

    Epson’s first Western Sydney Product Expo later this month will feature the brand new high-speed SureColor F9360 dye sub printer and a range of other new products.

  • Victorians rally against ‘greedy’ charges 

    The Keep Me Posted campaign is hosting a community forum at Murrumbeena in Melbourne on Friday as it continues its fight to remove ‘pay-to-pay’ penalties for consumers who prefer paper communications.

  • Global bank backs wind power 

    Printing companies can learn from the example set by global banking giant and major print buyer JPMorgan Chase, which has signed a 20-year deal to receive power from a wind farm, writes sustainability consultant Laurel Brunner.

  • Slattery Auctions onsite auction sale 

    Slattery Auctions onsite auction sale on behalf of Worrells will commence on Thursday, November 9 at 11am. Inspection day in Oakleigh, VIC commences Wednesday, November 8.

  • Burwood Press auction ends with half lots sold 

    The auction of Burwood Press’s printing equipment has ended with about half of the equipment sold – but the two Roland B2 offset presses failed to meet the reserve price of $40,000. Richard Rasmussen of Ascent Partners said he expects most of the gear to be sold within the next few days.

  • Industry showcase at Currie Group Live event 

    Currie Group has invited industry professionals to dive deeper into the latest printing and graphic arts productivity solutions at the leading supplier’s Open House in Melbourne next week.

  • Entries for Canon Océ Arizona Awards close today 

    Entries for Canon’s first Océ Arizona Awards close today, and Garry Muratore, product manager for display graphics at Canon Australia, urges any interested Arizona users to submit. Canon launched the awards to highlight the quality of work that could be produced on Océ Arizona printers.

  • Macaulay rallies converters at FPLMA forum 

    A strong association means a strong industry – that’s the message Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries, brought to attendees at the FPLMA’s annual forum. Macaulay detailed how the PIAA is flexing its muscle for members in Canberra.

  • Jet Tech expands in growing Melbourne market 

    Jet Technologies is opening a new ink testing facility in Melbourne and has added two ink and adhesives specialists to cater to ‘a growing Melbourne market for the print and finishing trade.’

  • Retail Communications auction catalogue 

    Slattery Auctions released the full catalogue of machinery and equipment from collapsed Melbourne printer Retail Communications that will be auctioned off to raise some of $1.7m owed to creditors.

  • Konica Minolta fights human trafficking 

    Thirteen Konica Minolta staff members have paid their own way to Cambodia to support the Project Futures campaign against human trafficking, slavery and exploitation. “En masse, we each have the power to change the world…”

  • FPLMA wraps up forum with awards dinner 

    Rollspack and Multi-Color Corporation took out best in show at the second annual FPLMA awards, held as part of the association’s annual technical forum, while Danny Hayes of FILDES Manufacturing won Apprentice of the Year.