News Archive

  • Outdoor media mega mergers cleared by ACCC 

    Both companies believe outdoor advertising has significant growth prospects, outdoor currently accounts for just six per cent of the country’s advertising spend, and has been on a non-stop growth trajectory for the past 15 years, save for two quarters at the height of the GFC.

  • Active dumps CEO Hubball 

    David Gittus told staff that WPP and Active Board were not confident that Hubball had the strategies and plans in place needed to transform the business, and not within the timeframe that it says is needed.

  • Screen launches new Platerite 8600NII 

    All new PlateRite 8600NII models feature the latest fibre laser diode exposure heads, which work with Screen’s proprietary clamp technologies and auto-balance mechanism, Screen says this enables stable, high-speed exposure with top quality. The series includes Z, S and E models, with three productivity choices to suit individual printers.

  • Redbubble to hit profit next year 

    The ASX-listed Melbourne-based global business, started 12 years ago by three friends, has hit sales revenue of $182.8m for 2017/18. It operated an EBITDA loss of $3.8m for the year, however for 2019 says its EBITDA will be in the black to the tune of between $2m and $4m.

  • Print revenue stable at APN Outdoor 

    APN says production and installation revenue is trending with print media revenue. APN Outdoor owns Sydney print business GPS, which supplies much of its print requirement.

  • Gravotech to sell Mimaki 

    As an introduction to this partnership Gravotech and Mimaki will be displaying Print & Cut solutions at Visual Impact Sydney exhibition on September 12-14, in a combination outlining the bundled benefits of the technologies.

  • Hexis World Wrap battle comes to VI Sydney 

    The ultimate winner will score a trip to France to visit the Hexis production facility at Frontingnan, staying in Montpellier and enjoying a two-day stopover in Paris on the return journey.

  • Visual Impact gears up for sold-out show 

    Visual Impact’s Sydney 2018 show has sold out, and organisers are hoping for a packed event at its original home in Sydney Olympic Park. The graphic arts industry trade show has switched back to Olympic Park from last year’s location at the ICC.

  • Collaboration is Key: Women in Print 2018 

    More than a hundred print industry leaders were gathered in the heart of Sydney city this morning for the penultimate session in this year’s Women in Print series.

  • Print prices to rise this year – IndustryEdge 

    After more than a decade of flat lining, commercial print prices are predicted to climb this financial year as the impact of industry rationalisation leaves two major print groups.

  • Amcor profits head towards $1bn 

    Amcor saw growth in the Flexibles sales revenue, from $8.3bn to $8.84bn, while its Rigid Plastics sales revenue slipped, down from $3.8bn to $3.67bn.

  • Demand for quality and speed driving Wellcom growth 

    Revenues increased in each of Wellcom’s operating segments of Australia, the US and the UK, with significant new business including News Corp in Australia, Countdown in New Zealand, Red Lobster and Southern Grocers in the US, and Tesco and HomeAway – Expedia in the UK.

  • Manroland and Goss now one business 

    Web press giants Manroland Web Systems and Goss International are now one business, with the successful completion of their merger just taking place. The new combined company will operate under the brand name Manroland Goss Web Systems.

  • KBA looks to packaging as sales dip 

    Global press manufacturer KBA is looking to packaging to drive its growth, as its latest figures show sales slipped by five per cent while profit slumped by 50 per cent in the first half of this year.

  • Print delivers in strong results for oOh! 

    Revenue from its in-house print provider Cactus Imaging continued to grow, demonstrating, says the company, its value to the group. The company bought Cactus – founded by Warwick Spicer and Keith Ferrel in 1992 – from Opus Group two years ago for $6.1m.

  • Banknote printers claim they have been bludgeoned back to work 

    Workers at the Reserve Bank’s banknote printing business Note Printing Australia (NPA) have ended their industrial action and voted to accept a 2.5% pay increase after the company threatened an “indefinite lockout,” according to the AMWU.

  • $10m power bill hike for Pact 

    Packaging manufacturer Pact Group, chaired by billionaire Raphael Geminder, suffered a sharp drop in its share price after posting an 18% fall in profit despite a 13% rise in revenue for the year ending June 2018. Pact’s energy costs jumped 40% in the second half of the year.

  • Full horror of News print decline revealed 

    Metro newspapers suffering massive drops since advent of GFC, digital uptake surges. The country’s biggest selling newsprint paper remains The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney with print sales of 334,209.

  • Wayne Robinson joins Print21 as editor 

    Industry veteran installed as new editor for Australian print industry’s biggest media. As the new editor of Print21, Robinson continues his decades long engagement with the Australian and New Zealand printing and graphic arts industry.

  • On the chemistry of success: Böttcher Australia celebrates 20 years – Print21 magazine 

    While automation and speed are making offset printing more productive, they’re also throwing up fresh challenges. Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Mulligan has been at the helm of industry supplier Böttcher Australia since its founding 20 years ago.