News Archive

  • US companies dominate folding box market 

    WestRock’s purchase of Australian folding box converter HannaPak continues a period of consolidation that sees US manufacturers all but dominate this valuable sector, says Pulp & Paper Edge.

  • $2bn Visy expansion to create 5,000 jobs 

    Australia’s richest man, cardboard king Anthony Pratt, says he will invest $2 billion over the next decade to expand his Visy cardboard and recycling business in Australia and create 5,000 new jobs.

  • OfficeMax deal could hike prices: ACCC 

    The corporate watchdog has again delayed its decision over the proposed takeover of OfficeMax Australia by US private equity giant Platinum Equity, citing competition concerns.

  • Society of Old Friends visits Penrith Museum 

    Print heritage group The Society of Old Friends has organized a visit to the newly refurbished Penrith Museum of Printing at Penrith Raceway on Tuesday 29th August. You’ll need to be quick: RSVP by Friday 25th August 2017.

  • Nexpress SX3300 for sale 

    The Kodak NexPress SX3300 Digital Production Colour Press can help drive more jobs per shift and more profit per page, energizing your business today and into the future.

  • Rawson Print buys Burwood Press 

    Rawson Print has acquired commercial printer and packaging specialist Burwood Press, based at Yagoona in Sydney’s south-west, with an eye on the thriving packaging market.

  • “How can we?” Women in Print steps forward 

    Doris Prodanovic was one of a hundred attendees at Sydney’s Women In Print 2017 this morning. As a newcomer to the print industry she was thrilled by the warm welcome and camaraderie of her peers in print.

  • Printed billboards ‘resilient’: APN Outdoor 

    Outdoor advertiser APN Outdoor boosted first half 2017 revenue by 8% to $162.3 million. Digital screens contributed one-third of revenue, while ‘classic’ billboards performed better than expected.

  • PIAA slams ‘7-Eleven Bill’ 

    Printing Industries has called for significant changes to the Vulnerable Workers Bill – also known as the ‘7-Eleven bill’ – saying it would place an unfair burden on print franchise employers.

  • Industrial printing to hit $115bn in five years 

    The global industrial printing market will grow to $114.8 billion by 2022, according to new data from print research group Smithers Pira. Growth sectors include décor and laminates, 3D printing and inkjet printed textiles.

  • Registrations Open for VI Sydney 

    As Visual Impact Sydney draws closer, online registrations have opened for the industry’s first show in the stunning new ICC. Special guests will include rally driver and motorsport champ, Molly Taylor (pictured).

  • Starleaton launches 2017-2018 catalogue 

    Starleaton’s comprehensive 150-page 2017-2018 catalogue, its first since the graphic arts powerhouse acquired DES last year, is on its way and a preview is now available online.

  • Get your head in the cloud with latest Print21 

    The newest issue of Print21 magazine is out now, with an in-depth look at HP’s PrintOS software, exciting news out of Europe, a spectacular site visit and more. The cover story on PrintOS has all the details on how HP is transforming print production with cloud-based workflow software.

  • IVE to post $55m in pre-tax earnings 

    IVE Group expects to deliver pre-tax earnings of $55 million when its full year results are released later this month. The company has secured $70 million in contracted revenue since acquiring Franklin Web and AIW.

  • New NZ country manager at Fuji Xerox Printers 

    Fuji Xerox Printers has appointed a new NZ country manager, following the departure of Bruce Koefoed earlier this year. Angus Malietoa has moved from Kyocera to take up the position after boosting Kyocera’s reseller network by 300 percent, and brings with him 15 years of printing industry experience.

  • Ascent Partners’ online auction on August 21 

    You can now register to bid on more than 130 lots for Ascent Partners’ online machinery auction. Many of the lots are unreserved and the reserve prices set by our vendors are very reasonable.

  • Winds of change – Cortes joins Currie Group 

    Gil Cortes has joined Currie Group in the newly created position of Scodix Product Specialist across Australia and NZ. Formerly the Latin American channel manager for a major digital brand based in Israel, Cortes started his new role in July, shortly after arriving in Melbourne from Mexico.

  • Dashing wins BOQ print & digital contract 

    Sydney-based retail marketing company, Dashing Group, has won a contract to build an integrated marketing platform to manage the Bank of Queensland’s branch-based print and digital campaigns, merchandising and signage.

  • It’s official: Packaging Council joins PIAA 

    An extraordinary general meeting of the Packaging Council of Australia voted unanimously to wind up the organisation and join the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA).

  • Conlay Press goes green and gold 

    Melbourne printer Conlay Press has signed the highly-coveted contract to print official merchandise for the iconic green-and-gold Australian Made Campaign.