News Archive

  • Mike Minahan bows out – sells to Finsbury Green 

    South Australian-based printing and print management company Finsbury Green has acquired Adelaide printer Digiwedoo following the retirement of owner Mike Minahan.

  • Pantone wins Cannes Lion design award 

    Pantone Studio has been awarded a prestigious Bronze Cannes Lion Award in the Digital Craft category as it unveils new app updates for global users.

  • Bobst launches Mouvent for digital print 

    Bobst has launched a new company for its digital print strategy. Called Mouvent, the joint venture with Radex will use a unique print head ‘cluster’ to deliver solutions for a wide variety of applications. Mouvent has already launched its first product – the TX-801 eight-colour digital textile printer – and will display a range of digital label solutions at Labelexpo in Brussels this September.

  • Household garbage could run Maryvale mill 

    The Federal and Victorian Governments will invest $5 million to study how municipal garbage can be converted into energy to run Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill in the Latrobe Valley. The project will use a mixture of household and industrial waste from local councils.

  • Wrap Like a King expands to 53 countries 

    Entries are now open for the Avery Dennison’s 5th annual Wrap Like a King challenge that this year includes contestants from China, Japan and South Korea. 2016 winner Nick Caminiti from Melbourne’s Exotic Graphix features in a promo video for this year’s event.

  • Melbourne printers take control of Waratah 

    Five Melbourne printers have bought out the Chinese investors who held a 50 percent share in Docklands print powerhouse Mercedes Waratah. The buyout is the culmination of a long-running saga that has fixated Melbourne’s printing industry for years.

  • Graphic Art Mart parent MML acquires AVS 

    In the latest consolidation in the wide format market, national distributor Australian Visual Solutions (AVS) has been acquired by Metal Manufactures Limited (MML), the parent company of supplier Graphic Art Mart.

  • Spicers flags paper price rises 

    Spicers is rolling out a round of paper price increases for its commercial print paper products – its second price hike in less than four months. The announcement follows a similar move last week by supplier Australian Paper.

  • Colourwise upgrades with five Konica Minolta presses 

    Brisbane direct marketing and communication specialist Colourwise Digital has enjoyed a significant boost in business since the installation of a fleet of five new Konica Minolta presses.

  • Winds of change – Lewis exits Canon 

    Kaaren Lewis (pictured) has left her job as general manager of sales for Canon Business Services after just four months in the role to join data protection software specialist Commvault.

  • Carbon footprints: digital vs print 

    Researchers at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are working on a new method for calculating the environmental impact of electronic media compared to that of print.

  • EFI PrintSmith Vision MIS 

    Are your employees buried under a mountain of paperwork? Do you have visibility into your print production? Are you effectively engaging your customers? EFI PrintSmith Vision MIS is your key to automation, streamlined workflows and improved customer service.

  • Check out Heroprint’s new website 

    Heroprint has a new website that features a new corporate video outlining the latest offerings from the Sydney-based trade printer. “Our website has had a face lift, but rest assured the easy-to-use functionality remains the same.”

  • Government to dump outgoing passenger cards 

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will no longer use printed ‘outgoing passenger cards’ at Australia’s ports from Saturday July 1. The information previously gathered from the cards will now be collated from existing government data.

  • First compact KM label press up and running 

    Sydney label converter Foxcil’s new Konica Minolta bizHUB C71cf digital label press, the first in Australia, has been installed at the company’s Brookvale plant. Konica Minolta announced the sale of the small toner-based press, designed for short runs, at PacPrint 2017.

  • Warning on ACM Panels – McCourt’s ReVerb 

    “From the instant I saw the first news footage of the Grenfell Tower inferno here in the UK, I could see the building had been clad in ACM panels and wondered if they were the correct grade,” says Print21 magazine editor Andy McCourt in his latest ReVerb column.

  • Australian Paper price hike on the way 

    Australian Paper will increase prices on selected uncoated woodfree copy and printing papers by three to five percent effective July. Andrew Menck, general manager sales at Australian Paper, said the price rises were necessary to offset costs.

  • Holgate gets Printing Industries tick of approval 

    Printing Industries is pleased with the appointment of Christine Holgate as CEO of Australia Post and looks forward to improved relations between Australia Post and the industry, says Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA, who hopes that Australia Post will negotiate on its planning and direction.

  • Avant closes after 300 million postcards 

    Avant Card, Australia’s first free postcard advertising company, will close its doors at the end of July 2017 after distributing more than 300 million postcards over 25 years. The very last card to be issued will be #20850, titled: “Elvis has left the building.”

  • Winds of change – Andreas Rau heads home 

    Andreas Rau, national product manager of Melbourne-based Fujifilm subsidiary DS Chemport, has resigned after more than three decades in the graphic arts and printing industry, both in Australia and abroad. Rau and his family are returning to Germany.