News Archive

  • Keeping it in the Kwik Kopy family 

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    Kwik Kopy Miller Street, owned by the father, son and daughter team of Peter, Daniel and Susie McKenzie, has won the Kwik Kopy Australia Franchise of the Year award for 2017.

  • Fairfax tipped to reject $2.5bn TPG offer 

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    Fairfax Media is expected to reject a $2.5 billion ‘cherry pick’ offer from equity group TPG for its prime asset Domain and the company’s best known mastheads – The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.

  • evok3d wins HP 3D deal 

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    Melbourne-based 3D printing supplier evok3d’s has been named an authorized dealer of Jet Fusion 3D – the new cutting edge production-ready 3D printing system from tech giant HP that is set to “revolutionise design, prototyping and local manufacturing.”

  • Starleaton supports Humpty Dumpty at PacPrint 

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    In a continuation of support for the children’s hospital charity, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation; Starleaton will match all donations dropped into its specially marked box at PacPrint dollar-for-dollar.

  • Fujifilm’s innovation adds value 

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    Few companies in our industry can claim to spend as much on R&D innovation as Fujifilm. Exibiting alongside Fuji Xerox Australia on PacPrint’s second largest stand, stand E10, from May 23-26 at Melbourne’s Exhibition Centre, the theme will be ‘Value from Innovation’.

  • Ignorance and bamboo: Brunner 

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    Even in the paper business, there is still an entrenched lack of awareness of the issues shaping the sustainability of print. Consultant Laurel Brunner says it’s not unusual to hear alarming comments from people who should know better.

  • Roll up, roll up – Print Awards tickets going fast 

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    The 2017 Media Super National Print Awards dinner is just three weeks away, and organisers recommend booking now to avoid missing out. The printing industry’s ‘night of nights’ will this year be held in conjunction with PacPrint on Thursday, May 25, in Melbourne, and have a circus theme.

  • Xerox US takes $30m hit on Fuji Xerox NZ 

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    Global giant Xerox booked a $US30 million charge in Q1 results as an ‘estimated adjustment’ from Fuji Xerox NZ, where an investigation is underway into leasing deals. Xerox warned: “We can provide no assurances relative to the outcome of any governmental investigations.”

  • Here, There & Maybe Nowhere? APN rebrand 

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    APN News & Media has officially changed its name to Here, There & Everywhere, in a move that it says reflects ‘the final shift away from traditional publishing.’

  • Supreme Court approves Spicers deal 

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    The Supreme Court of NSW has approved a proposed deal by paper merchant Spicers that’s designed to simplify the company’s capital structure and break a long-running deadlock with its hybrid shareholders.

  • Printers spared the axe at Fairfax 

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    Fairfax’s decision to slash editorial jobs from its metropolitan newsrooms has no bearing on any printing staff, the company has confirmed, despite recent revenue declines. The media company announced earlier this week that 125 jobs would go from its mastheads across the country.

  • ACCC concerns over APN/oOh!media merger 

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    Corporate regulator the ACCC says the proposed merger of APN Outdoor and oOh!media could ‘substantially lessen competition’ in the outdoor advertising market. The ACCC again pushed back the date for its final decision on the merger.

  • FWC is a ‘danger zone’: PIAA 

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    The Fair Work Commission is a ‘danger zone’ and the FWC must do something about it, according to Printing Industries. “Employees rely on a culture of ‘rack off’ money as motivation to lodge a claim with the FWC,” says the PIAA’s Mary Jo Fisher.

  • LIA events coming up in NSW & Qld 

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    Tickets are selling fast for the LIA-Heidelberg NSW Graduate of the Year awards to be held at the Carnarvon Golf Club in Lidcombe later this month, and LIA Queensland still has seats available for its Annual Printing Industries Sportsman luncheon on Friday, 12 May .

  • PacPrint Workshops Focus on Business 

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    The PacPrint 2017 Business Improvement Workshops will include sessions on smart sensing technologies, printed solar panels, print’s role in a ‘digital first’ world, 3D print applications and a range of other topics.

  • “Stoked!” A wedding anniversary at PacPrint 

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    Celeste Halliday of Broome, WA signage company BK Signs and Promotions is the lucky winner of Print21’s PacPrint Escape trip for two to this month’s big trade show in Melbourne. “I feel honoured to have won as I never win anything. We are so stoked.”

  • Protectaprint owners buy Allkotes Melbourne 

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    The former owners of Adelaide-based Protectaprint, Richard and Steve Wilkinson, have returned to the printing industry with the purchase of Allkotes Melbourne. “We decided retirement wasn’t as good as we thought it would be.”

  • Fairfax slams merger decision, warns of cuts 

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    Fairfax has warned of further belt-tightening following the NZCC’s decision to reject the proposed merger between between APN-spinoff NZME and Fairfax NZ. “Further publishing frequency changes and consolidation of titles is an inevitability,” says Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood.

  • PMP cuts 120 jobs at Offset Alpine 

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    120 workers will be made redundant as PMP restructures IPMG’s Offset Alpine plant in Lidcombe, Sydney. PMP announced it would convert the facility into the dedicated sheetfed plant for its entire operation across Australia, which will mean the loss of 120 web printing and bindery positions.

  • Battle of digital processes looms at PacPrint – Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 

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    The unending search for a digital printing process that is both ‘better than the rest’ and locks in customers to a unique ink/toner supply chain continues. Andy McCourt examines the battle lines being drawn between digital processes in the lead-up to PacPrint.