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  • Jobs. . . Jobs. . . Jobs. . . 

    Print industry experience, Production/Prepress knowledge, Team managementPrint industry experience. Team managementOur client is a major force in both commercial and security printing and seeks someone preferably with a similar technical print background.The role also requires significant client contact – typically large financial services organisations – hence, good presentation and negotiating skills will be well regarded.Attention…

  • Publisher fined for non-appearing ads 

    The court found that in late 1999, CGP and Mr Hassett accepted payment from five small businesses in Tasmania for advertising in a proposed Returned Services League publication when there were reasonable grounds for believing that his company would not be able to supply the advertising. The defendants were acquitted on charges of demanding payment…

  • Industry trading conditions improve . . .survey 

    Business confidence has improved on the back of a series of encouraging trading conditions, according to Hagop Tchamkertenian, Printing Industries Manager of Industry and Commercial Policy. Improvements have taken place in a number of key industry indicators such as orders and production, sales, capacity utilisation, easing of the labour market and increased availability of finance….

  • New Vic association for young professionals 

    Rising from the ashes of the former PEA, the new association will concentrate on getting young executives in the graphics and printing industry to come along to meetings where they can meet like-minded peers and engage in valuable networking. According to Peter Barnet, vice president, the association has already succeeded in increasing membership by half…

  • American Banknote rides again 

    American Banknote Corporation has been in Chapter 11 since 1999, three years after it bought Leigh Mardon from Amcor. In 2001, despite being in bankruptcy, its revenues exceeded US $220,000,000, and earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) exceeded $25,000,000. The restructured balance sheet, features a reduction of debt of more than US $100,000,000. “These…

  • Andy Tribute star speaker at Digital Business Forums 

    Managing Partner of Attributes Associates and Editorial Consultant to Seybold Publications Inc, Tribute has been in the printing and publishing industry since completing a Degree in Printing Management in 1964 at the London College of Printing. He spent 15 years contracted with Seybold Publications Inc., the world’s leading publisher of record in publishing and printing…

  • Agfa sues Adobe over font embedding 

    The lawsuit is a counter claim against Adobe, which went to court seeking a judgement on a contractual dispute over the right to embed ITC fonts in electronic documents, according to a report from www.whattheythink.com The Agfa lawsuit claims that Adobe’s distribution of the superceded 5.0 version of Acrobat violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act….

  • Heidelberg buys IDAB WAMAC 

    Swedish company IDAB WAMAC employs 120 staff and the company’s total annual sales in 2001 came to Euro 35 million. The parties have agreed not to publicize the takeover conditions. The global market for mailroom products is estimated at around Euro 500 million. The acquisition of IDAB WAMAC gives Heidelberg a market share of 12…

  • Tough printing market hammers PMP 

    Bob Muscat, CEO, confirmed that PMP’s performance in the first quarter of this year was tracking below expectations. At the company’s annual general meeting he said that if current market conditions continue, pressure will build for meeting half-year results. “It is likely that Q2 results will also be down year-on-year. If the current market conditions…

  • MAN Roland sets speed record of 18,000 sheets per hour 

    MAN Roland presented the Roland 500 six-over-six half sheet size press at Chicago running at 18,000 sheets per hour. This is a significant increase from the industry standard over the past decade of 15,000. In another break with the past the company slammed the normal practice of suppliers boosting their show achievements by lumping together…

  • Xerox Innovators Achieve 15,000th U.S. Patent 

    The 15,000th utility patent, earned by Xerox scientists Angelo Barbetta and Robert Bayley, was awarded on Sept. 17, nearly 70 years after Xerox’s predecessor – Haloid Co. – received its first U.S. utility patent on Sept. 26, 1933. Utility patents – the most common type – cover any new and useful processes, machines, devices, manufactured…

  • Clancy. . . overflow . . . we don’t know where he are 

    I had written him a letter, which I had, for want of better Knowledge, sent to where I met him down the Lachlan, years ago, He was shearing when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him, Just ‘on spec’, addressed as follows: ‘Clancy, of The Overflow’. And an answer came directed in…

  • New player enters competitive Sydney print market 

    Volker Wagner, owner of one of North America’s largest calendar printing companies, Teldon of British Columbia, has pulled off a coup by snapping up three disparate small print companies at a time when printers are finding it hard to discover buyers. As one of the first new entries into the Sydney printing market in years…

  • Regional Heidelberg to avoid worldwide job cuts 

    The redundancies are part of a plan to cut up to AUD$350 million (€200m) from the leading press and graphic’s equipment manufacturer’s operating costs. The local company has been trimming its staff complement since last year and is considered to be running lean. “HAN has already undergone a restructuring process over the past 18 months…

  • Jobs . . . Jobs . . . Jobs . . . 

    Apply to Andy McCourt:employment@print21online.com

  • Flint Ink and Sicpa deal impacts Australian market 

    The international deal between Flint Ink and Sicpa could see Flint Ink become the main supplier to the Australian market and may increase the amount of ink being imported from overseas. Flint is already the largest supplier in New Zealand. The agreement will deliver Swiss-based Sicpa’s heatset and coldset ink market share to Flint in…

  • Job of the week 

    The ideal person would currently be in the digital or superformat marketplace and be looking for a rewarding position with a professional and dynamic digital print supplier. Responsibilities include managing current accounts and the establishment of new accounts, and being able to communicate with the Melbourne management team for future business development.” Responsibilities include all…

  • Print awards deadline draws near 

    “It’s a once in a year opportunity to show the industry what you can do best. I encourage every printing company in Australia that cares for quality printing to submit their best work for assessment before December 1, 2002,” he said. In a press release issued by the organizers, past winners reinforce the fact that…

  • Overflow…extra news…more news…overflow…extra news… 

    Say hello to two new Edwards Dunlop staff: Peter Murphy, southern regional manager, Paper Division, responsible for Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and Kerry Saul, South Australia sales manager, paper and packaging. Peter Murphy,(right) who began in the position mid-August, founded Raleigh Paper in Victoria in 1986, joining EDs when it bought Raleigh earlier…

  • iGen3 comes onto the market 

    The first Australian iGen3 is expected to be here near the end of next year. Fuji Xerox already has a number of local customers expressing strong interest. As part of the launch Xerox announced pricing plans with the U.S. list prices starting at US$510,000 (Aud$ 932,000) with a page price, including equipment, service and consumables,…