News Archive

  • Mobiles drive surge in digital newspapers 

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    Digital readership of Australian newspapers has exploded over the past year with more than 450,000 additional readers, according to a new survey. Mobile readership is heaviest among people aged 25-39, with 38% consuming newspaper content on their mobile in the last four weeks.

  • Xerox launches iGen5 colour press 

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    Xerox has unveiled the iGen5 colour press, its latest digital colour cutsheet press that features an expanded colour gamut with an optional fifth colour. The machine is the first in the iGen range to offer a fifth colour option alongside CMYK. The optional fifth colours are orange, green or blue dry ink.

  • Package deal for Mimaki and Esko 

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    Mimaki and Esko have teamed up in a joint project to simplify digital packaging production for converters and commercial printers. The Original Good Package System aims to streamline digital packaging production for samples, small packing runs and personalised packaging goods.

  • What the market wants, the market gets – HP Indigo in Israel #2 

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    Patrick Howard is in Israel attending a HP customer event where over 300 customers, partners, journalists and analysts have gathered to learn about the company’s future plans.

  • Cut your power bills: PIAA webinar 

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    Printers should focus on managing energy to cut their power bills, according to experts from leading business services company, Ernst & Young (EY). Speakers from EY will feature in a Printing Industries webinar next week that examines exactly how printers can cut their energy costs.

  • Tas. opens ‘champions of tomorrow’ awards 

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    Nominations have opened for this year’s Tasmanian Apprentice & Young Executive of the Year Awards. Printers in Tasmania are being encouraged to nominate their best young apprentices for the Media Super-sponsored awards that that are being held in conjunction with the Diemen Awards.

  • Staying ahead of commodity – HP Indigo in Israel #1 

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    Patrick Howard is in Israel attending a HP customer event where over 300 customers, partners, journalists and analysts have gathered to learn about the company’s future plans.

  • EFI’s $140m move into digital textile printing 

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    EFI has targeted the booming textile printing market with a $140m acquisition of Italian industrial inkjet provider Reggiani Macchine. “The acquisition gives EFI an immediate leadership position in one of the world’s largest industries undergoing the transformation from analog to digital.”

  • ‘Utter Declutter’: PANPA award finalists 

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    The Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association has named the finalists for its Advertising and Marketing Awards, with Fairfax and News Corp titles dominating the list. “The Awards allow us to recognise the outstanding work that is reshaping how the newspaper industry markets and sells itself.”

  • Canon’s ‘workplace of the future’ opens in Brisbane 

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    Canon says its new Brisbane headquarters will define the next generation of workplaces by empowering employees and catering to their individual working styles. “Technology has the power to enable workers to do their jobs from wherever they want at a time that suits them,” said Canon Australia’s MD.

  • Printing Business Wanted – Gold Coast, QLD 

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    I’m acting for an experienced operator, wanting to buy an established business on the Gold Coast. He would consider B3 offset, digital, B2 Offset or combination.

  • EFI steps up expansion, adds Matan 

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    EFI has continued its global expansion by acquiring award-winning Israel-based Matan Digital Printers, a provider of technologies for superwide-format display graphics and other industrial printing applications.

  • Shetler to head govt’s ‘digital transformation’ 

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    UK digital specialist Paul Shetler has been named CEO of the federal government’s new Digital Transformation Office (DTO). “All new and redesigned services will be digital by default,” according to the DTO. Shetler is due to start a five-year appointment before the end of July.

  • ‘We are more than machines’: Heidelberg rebrand 

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    Offset giant Heidelberg has launched a new brand identity and strategic reorientation that focuses on both digital and offset printing, as well as consumables and services. “The focus is no longer simply on equipment, but on the integrated overall process,” said Heidelberg CEO Dr. Gerold Linzbach.

  • Spotlight on package printing at Labelexpo 2015 

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    Package printing will be a major focus of this year’s Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels – set to be the biggest event in its 35 year history. Labelexpo will feature “the lucrative commercial opportunities that package print production offers.”

  • WPP’s Martin Sorrell to headline Future Forum 

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    Martin Sorrell, founder and CEO of the world’s largest marketing communications group WPP, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Newspaper Works Future Forum in Sydney. “It may be that old-style felling trees and distributing newspapers and magazines is more effective than we think,” said Sorrell.

  • EFI releases Next-Gen Fiery 

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    EFI has launched the newest platform for its popular Fiery digital front ends for digital printing systems, featuring faster processing, high image quality, MIS/ERP integration and improved automated workflows: “We are excited to take our leading-edge technology to the next level,” said EFI’s Toby Weiss.

  • Bill Healey slams AusPost CEO Fahour 

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    Printing Industries chief Bill Healey has slammed Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour over the national mail carrier’s plan to axe almost 2000 jobs. “If you look at their senior management, they’re paid a substantial amount of money but they have no blueprint for the future, just a lot of short-termism.”

  • ‘One big happy family’ – VC 

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    Melbourne’s Visual Impact show in September will be top of the agenda when Australia’s newest graphic arts organisation Visual Connections launches operations today. The new entity – a merger of industry supplier groups GAMAA and VISA – will have its first board meeting on Thursday.

  • $90m QMS Media float reignites IVE speculation 

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    Outdoor media company QMS has launched a successful ASX float just two weeks after print group IVE was forced to abandon its planned IPO citing market volatility. QMS began trading on the ASX yesterday after raising $90 million and will use the money to fund acquisitions.