News Archive

  • HT&E facing $100m ATO bill 

    The Australian Taxation Office is asking for more than $100 million from HT&E, formerly APN News and Media, over former masthead licenses from their New Zealand branch, according to a NBR report.

  • New treasurer and secretary on PIAA board 

    Chris Segaert (pictured) has stepped into the position of national honorary secretary on the board of the Printing Industries Association of Australia, while Ron Patterson of Victoria becomes the new national honorary treasurer.

  • A week left for NZ Pride in Print entries 

    “This is the opportunity for the industry to highlight the phenomenal work being produced by New Zealand printers annually for customers.” There’s one week left until the close of regular entries for the 25th annual Pride in Print Awards in New Zealand.

  • Kodak’s cryptocurrency ‘revolution’ 

    The launch of the KodakOne image rights platform and its associated cryptocurrency KodakCoin could be a foundation for a completely new approach to content commerce in the graphics industry, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • Print still tops digital in outdoor: OMA 

    The Out of Home (OOH) advertising industry has notched its eighth consecutive year of overall growth, with print-based billboards still accounting for more than half of the revenue in 2017 despite rapid growth of digital.

  • Industry 4.0 at Labelexpo – Print21 Magazine 

    Labelexpo Europe took place again in Brussels in 2017, focusing on Industry 4.0 innovations of automation, IT communications and productivity. Industry 4.0 is where the IT world merges with Operational Technologies – the ‘fourth industrial revolution.’

  • EFI looking forward to next week’s Connect 

    The EFI Connect 2018 conference opens in Las Vegas next week, and promises to be a big event with plenty to see for all who attend. For those who can’t attend in person, Print21’s Jake Nelson will be there to give daily updates on the latest and greatest innovations and ideas from the show.

  • Victory for Epson in Calidad case 

    A Federal Court judge has found that Calidad, a Sydney-based supplier of remanufactured ink cartridges, infringed on patents held by Epson. Calidad, however, is free to continue trading in remanufactured cartridges. Epson has long been opposed to to the use of third-party inks in its printers.

  • MBE Melbourne CBD wins national award 

    Lyn and Steve Murphy of MBE Melbourne CBD have been named 2017 Australian Franchise of the Year at the Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) national conference in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

  • How to prevent ‘likely’ cyber-attack 

    Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell has warned Australian small business owners they’re now likely to become a victim of a cyber-attack and that 60 percent of businesses that do suffer an attack end up going broke.

  • Final call for FESPA 2018 entries 

    Printers and sign-makers looking to showcase their best projects in the FESPA Awards 2018 in Berlin have less than two weeks left to enter.

  • AMWU targets Australian Paper over wages 

    AMWU workers have formed a picket line outside the Australian Paper manufacturing facility at Preston in Melbourne to push for what they describe as a “fair deal” on wages.

  • For Sale: Nulab album making equipment 

    Nulab offers for sale its album making equipment. This is a fantastic opportunity for a marketing orientated printing business ready to diversify in a growth, high margin, niche market.

  • Paper packaging preferred over plastic 

    A new survey of consumers has revealed a strong preference for renewable and recyclable paper and cardboard packaging over plastic. The results were released as the Forest Products Association joined the call for a ban on single use plastic bags in Australia.

  • Fujifilm seeks control of Xerox 

    Fujifilm Holdings is negotiating a deal that could see the Tokyo-based company take a controlling interest in long-term joint-venture partner Xerox, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Spicers names new chief financial officer 

    Paper merchant Spicers has named Damien Power as its new chief financial officer after shareholders voted to remove former CFO Wayne Johnston from the board and elect six new directors.

  • Heidelberg pushes for packaging prominence 

    With commercial print flat-lining and causing a reduced appetite for offset press investment, Heidelberg is looking to packaging to sustain business growth. Print21’s Patrick Howard visited the company’s Wiesloch Print Academy.

  • Eco-regulators test printed products 

    Global regulators are sharpening their focus on the environmental impacts of printed products, which will affect all parts of the graphics supply chain, from design to procurement, writes consultant Laurel Brunner.

  • NewsMediaWorks appoints ED for environment 

    News media lobby group NewsMediaWorks has named Dr Tony Wilkins as its executive director, environment – responsible for advising the news media industry on product stewardship and environmental issues and responsibilities.

  • Camerons kicks off 2018 with $3m AEC contract 

    Sydney direct mail and marketing specialist The Camerons Group has won a $3 million contract to print declaration envelopes for the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).