News Archive

  • Colour me rainbow – Brunner 

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    How bored are we all with colour management? Marginally bored? Slightly bored? Very bored? Bordering suicidally bored? We are all somewhere on the spectrum, as it were. But boring as it may be, colour management is about money management, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Sydney Allen Printing hits a wall 

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    Well-known Sydney printing icon, Sydney Allen, is listed on the ASIC website as being in receivership. There is no official confirmation from the company at Rydalmere where as of midday Friday the directors remain closeted in meetings.

  • Print is the ‘special’ on Rawson menu 

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    Rebranding of long-established Sydney printer puts core activity front and centre with the name, Rawson Print Co.

  • PIAA narrows down CEO short-list 

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    The board of the PIAA has interviewed a short list of six candidates in the search for a new CEO to replace Jason Allen, who announced his shock resignation just before Christmas. “There are some very high calibre candidates with an extremely diverse range of experience in print and communications.”

  • Brigstocke named chief at Blue Star 

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    Former Opus Group CEO Cliff Brigstocke, who resigned from the company this week, has been appointed the new CEO at Blue Star, a division of IVE Group. “I believe in many ways that the time is right,” said Brigstocke, who will start his new role on 1 July.

  • Nick Chan appointed CEO at Bauer Media 

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    Former Pacific Magazines COO Nick Chan has been appointed chief executive officer of magazine publisher Bauer Media for Australia and New Zealand, five months after David Goodchild stepped down from the job. “I’m excited by the opportunity to work with these special brands,” said Chan.

  • The Chaser to host National Print Awards 

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    The Chaser co-founders Julian Morrow and Charles Firth will host this year’s Media Super National Print Awards in Melbourne. “We just love their particular brand of intelligent and irreverent humour and are very much looking forward to the entirely new slant they will inevitably bring.”

  • Future Print develops ‘leaders of tomorrow’ 

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    Future Print has launched a new subsidised training program for supervisors and team leaders that will begin next month at Printing Industries’ headquarters in Sydney. “With so many bright and capable young people coming into our industry, it’s vital we invest in them,” said project leader Bill Healey, PIAA.

  • Galley Club considers the future 

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    Venerable publishing industry production association The Galley Club returns next month with a panel session in Sydney titled ‘What is the future for Print Publications.’ Guest panellists will include Elizabeth Weiss from Allen & Unwin and Jon MacDonald of XOUM Publishing.

  • Canon extends warranties on ColorPainters 

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    Canon Australia has extended warranties on its popular ColorPainter M-64s & H3 series of wide-format printers. “This is a powerful statement by the manufacturer and the icing on the cake for purchasers,” said Tom McKerrow, Canon Professional Print.

  • Bobst to buy Swiss coating technology business 

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    Supplier Bobst Group has signed a deal to acquire the coating technology business of WIFAG-Polytype Group. Bobst plans to leverage the strengths of both companies and continue growing its global coating technology business.

  • PMP’s $22m digital deal for Griffin Press 

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    Australasia’s leading printer PMP has signed a mega deal with Currie Group to install a web-fed HP PageWide T410 inkjet, a HP Indigo 10000 B2 sheetfed and HP Indigo 7800 digital press.

  • Smaller printers struggle in tight market: survey 

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    Smaller print businesses across Australia are continuing to struggle while larger companies reported a significant boost in turnover over the past year, according to a new Future Print benchmarking survey. “The smaller companies are dragging down the overall numbers quite substantially.”

  • Pacific axes print edition of Famous 

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    Pacific Magazines has axed the print version of its weekly Famous Magazine and replaced it with a website called FamousLive that will target “social and mobile video obsessed millennials.” The current edition of Famous Magazine will be the last.

  • Free car wrapping seminars at Visual Impact 

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    Next week’s Visual Impact trade show in Brisbane will feature free vehicle wrapping workshops hosted by industry leaders Graphic Art Mart and Avery Dennison. Show organiser Visual Connections also announced its guest speaker lineup for the three-day event.

  • Print’s carbon footprint – Brunner 

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    The whole idea of making every single bit of a machine accountable in some way is mind boggling. This may be why the thought of doing CO2 calculations is off-putting for all but the most dedicated environmentalist, writes sustainability consultant Laurel Brunner.

  • Avery Dennison unveils Next Gen digital wrapping 

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    Leading supplier Avery Dennison has expanded its range of vehicle wrapping films with the introduction of MPI 1105 Easy Apply RSTM cast film and DOL 6460 High Gloss overlaminate film. Both products have been developed to meet demand for vibrant colour reproduction.

  • Map your future with Currie Group at drupa 

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    Visitors to this year’s drupa trade show in Düsseldorf are encouraged to ‘Touch the Future’ of printing as the industry prepares for the greatest exhibition of the latest printing technology ever.

  • High speed large format production 

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    Epson has launched a new high-speed colour production range. The 44” SureColor P10070 and 64” SureColor P20070 use a new ten colour ink set with an extended colour gamut and four levels of black.

  • Heidelberg digs deep to fund digital R&D 

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    A EUR 100 million loan from the European Investment Bank will support the research and development activities of Heidelberg as it shifts its focus to digitisation, software integration and expansion of the digital printing portfolio.