News Archive

  • Printer ‘amazed’ by Cliqx embossing system 

    Sydney printer Con-tact Labels is saving hours in set-up times for small runs with the Cliqx embossing system invented by neighbours Alan Fawcett and Ange O’Dea of specialist print shop Watermarx Graphics.

  • LIA Queensland celebrates #IPD17 

    More than 40 attendees joined in with LIA Queensland to celebrate International Print Day at Xerox headquarters in Brisbane last night.

  • FPLMA welcomes new board members at forum 

    The Flexible Packaging and Label Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) has held its annual technical forum in Melbourne, featuring expert speakers from across the industry. The organisation’s annual general meeting also saw three new members appointed to the Board.

  • $40k reserve for Burwood’s B2 offset presses 

    Two Roland B2 offset presses and a range of finishing equipment from Sydney’s Burwood Press is now on sale. Burwood sold to Rawson Print in August, and the excess machinery is being auctioned on Ascent Partners’ online site.

  • Konica Minolta releases new Accurio series 

    Konica Minolta has rolled out two new presses for the mid to high-volume production print market with the launch of the latest Accurio Press C6100 series – a successor of the flagship bizhub Press C1100/C1085 series.

  • Fuji Xerox targets Whittaker in High Court case 

    Neil Whittaker (pictured), the former high-profile MD of Fuji Xerox NZ and Fuji Xerox Australia, has been named in court documents as one of two defendants in a civil case launched by FXNZ following a $450 million accounting scandal.

  • ‘The dollar is in the data’ at Dscoop roadshow 

    Dscoop’s Australia/New Zealand roadshow has hit Melbourne, bringing with it big-data guru Bill Wieners to show local printers how to make the most of data for their businesses. The final event of the roadshow series will be held at the Park Hyatt Sydney on Monday October 23.

  • PMI and Canva launch Canva Print 

    Melbourne printer PMI has partnered with Sydney-based online graphic design software company Canva to launch a new print and delivery service in Australia called Canva Print. Canva has 10 million users around the world.

  • Heidelberg steps into the smart car 

    Heidelberg is rolling out a range of personalized digital printing solutions designed for the automobile industry at next month’s InPrint 2017. “We have the expertise and technologies to design the personalized world.”

  • Dscoop turns focus to China & India 

    Dscoop Asia Pacific has elected Dominion Print CEO Kelvin Gage (pictured, left) as its new board chairman as the HP users group turns its attention to growing markets in China and India.

  • Roland DG heads into regional WA 

    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, is taking its popular Mobile Imagination Centre into regional Western Australia later this month. Roland has also launched a new corporate website.

  • Liquidators to auction off Retail assets 

    Machinery and equipment from collapsed Melbourne printer Retail Communications will be auctioned off next month in a bid to raise some of the $1.7 million owed to creditors.

  • Whirlwind storms into Sydney 

    The iconic Melbourne trade printer blew into town this week taking over the bespoke print business of Lindsay Yates while keeping principals Paul Richardson and David Shoppee on deck for at least four years

  • ‘Fantastic’ Visual Impact boosts Starleaton 

    “For a three-day event that was arguably held in the shadow of Pacprint, the amount of business conducted was remarkable,” says Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton.

  • Currie Group dashes through training milestone 

    Sydney’s Dashing Print has become the 500th Currie Group customer to complete a course through Currie’s Training Centre. Currie Group representatives presented Dashing’s HP Indigo coordinator Matt Boyden with an award to mark the milestone at the printer’s plant in Lane Cove West.

  • LIA QLD hosts International Print Day event 

    Today is International Print Day and printers around the world are being invited to share their passion for print through social media. Last year, the IPD hashtag on Twitter generated 30 million timeline deliveries in under 24 hours.

  • Xeikon pulls the plug on Trillium 

    Xeikon has terminated its Trillium liquid toner project because of what it calls “several challenges” in bringing it to market. “We are confident the segments we operate can be well served with our current dry toner technology,” says Flint Group’s Benoit Chatelard.

  • QLD PICAs to feature LIA graduate awards 

    Tickets are selling fast for next month’s Queensland PICAs event which this year includes the $15,000 Visual Connections – LIA National Graduate Award. The PICA QLD award-winners will compete against other state winners at the 2018 National Print Awards.

  • Superia solutions for Fujifilm plates 

    Fujifilm has released three advanced solutions in its Superia Newspaper range that are designed to bring plate-making to ‘a new level of efficiency’ for newspaper printers.

  • Agfa leads the way with Eco plates 

    Agfa is driving improvements in print production efficiency with its patented Agfa Elite Eco plates and the Arkana plate processor (pictured), writes sustainability consultant, Laurel Brunner.