News Archive

  • The Clancy column . . .the best bits . . . more news. . . funnies 

    Trevor has over 25 years of experience with X-Rite products, both as user and supplier. His appointment follows on the heels of recent marketing and sales appointments in Sydney and Melbourne. Trevor has held a number of senior technical positions in the printing industry. His last appointment was with CyraChrome where he specialized in digital…

  • The battle for Printcafe twists and turns 

    Described by financial analysts as a ‘poision pill’ the plan is likely to be effective, despite Creo claiming to have already secured over 50% of the company at its original price of $1.30. To avoid any possibility of Creo, which is owed $11 million by Printcafe, using the indebtedness as a lever, EFI has advanced…

  • Creo takes Printcafe to court over ‘poison pill’ strategy 

    “We regret the necessity of commencing litigation,” he said. “However, Printcafe not only has misled Creo and refused to talk to Creo about its acquisition proposal, but has resorted to an array of defensive tactics, including the adoption of a poison pill that unlawfully purports to prohibit Creo from purchasing shares of Printcafe stock pursuant…

  • New product press releases received 

    Fast and easy imposition with QuarkXPressTM 4.1+ and 5.0+ Dynagram, the recognized leader in digital imposition, today launched the newest version of INposition Lite software, INposition Lite 5.0. INposition Lite 5.0 is by far the fastest and easiest means to impose jobs directly in QuarkXPress. The latest version, INposition 5.0, is compatible with QuarkXPress 4.1+…

  • National Printing Laboratory – newsletter #1 

    Welcome to the first issue of NPL News, a regular newsletter where we’ll share technical information of general interest as well as letting you know what’s around the corner in new printing technologies both here and overseas. The NPL is located at Monash University’s Clayton Campus in Melbourne, Australia, and houses some of the most…

  • Tom Englesman is new head of Australian Paper Industry Council 

    He predicts a continuing strong role for Australian paper manufacturers in the future. “Paper manufacturing in Australia is strong and the industry has significant potential for growth to meet increasing demand for pulp and paper products particularly in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said. “The Australian paper industry is a major value-adder, generating sales of more…

  • Applicant of the week — Neal Cummings 

    I did my apprenticeship as a four-colour planner, proofer and platemaker. Throughout the years in the trade I have advanced myself and am now able to use Macs, PC’s, imagesetters, colour plotters and other equipment – with confidence. I am able to work unsupervised as I was Production Manager/Mac Operator for Imagination Graphics on the…

  • Early bird discounts now available for GASAA conference 

    The conference, March 28-30, could be billed as the CEO Event with a stellar line-up of managing directors of supply companies, associations and consultancies scheduled to speak. Phillip Chambers, CEO of Fuji Xerox Australia is the keynote speaker, signifying the company’s increasing presence in the industry. He is followed in a rare appearance by David…

  • The Clancy column . . . the best bits. . . more news. . .the funnies. 

    It is offering snippets of what to expect, such as “QuarkXPress 6 is designed to run in the native Mac OS X and Windows XP environments and conforms to the new user interfaces of both operating systems. Quark has also reorganized some menus for easier use, and included more useful commands in the context menus…

  • Australian printing industry trade mission to the USA 

    Organised by Printing Industries, Austrade and the Victorian Government, the mission will showcase Australian capability in the book printing sector. The mission had the following objectives: Promote Australian and individual company capability by exhibiting at Book Expo America Gain an understanding of the US book market & potential customer needs – new products, international competitor…

  • Print21 Online new search engine 

    As part of the continuing upgrading of the Print 21 Online service we have instituted a powerful archive search engine. This database driven search will allow you to review all articles relating to any company, product or organization published by Print21 Online over the past three years. Already there are hundreds of news and product…

  • Applicant of the week — Alison Begg is seeking graphic design work 

    “I have excellent visual perceptions of colour, layout and design, excellent communication skills via visual, verbal and written presentations and a keen eye for detail to the point of perfection. “Whilst studying the Diploma and HSC I gained valuable experience in working unsupervised, exercising initiative and judgement. I am highly motivated and willing to work…

  • The Clancy Column. . . more news . . . the best bits . . . funnies 

    CyraChrome has a Swiss Gretag-Macbeth Spectrolinos for sale due to automating its colour profiling instrumentation. Spectrolinos are regarded as the most accurate colour measuring instruments available and incorporate the SpectroScan scanning table. This unit has been used only by CyraChrome engineers to create ICC profiles. It can be sold with or without ProfileMaker ICC profile…

  • All Blacks skipper is new PMP chief 

    He comes on to replace Bob Muscat who finishes up at the end of this month after leading PMP through four years of plummeting revenue and profits, asset sales, plant closures and debt reduction. The battered PMP Printing is now a focused printing company having sold off its magazine assets here and in the UK…

  • Seven GAMAA scholarship winners announced 

    A range of individuals from different sectors of the industry benefited from the scholarships, which will see them receive at least 50 per cent of their academic fees in industry-relevant postgraduate education. Russell Cavanagh, accounts manager of Seven World Wide, and Chris Roden, sales and marketing manager, Roden Print, represented the prepress and printing sectors…

  • Printing Industries election tussle 

    In a tactic that breaks with the tradition of giving the incumbent at least a two-term presidency, John Flynn, former president, has put together a ticket that nominates Peter Lane, another past president, to replace Segaert. He has nominated himself as secretary. Ballot papers have gone out to the 16 member national council and the…

  • Trading conditions up but industry confidence down 

    The December 2002 quarter report of the Printing Industry Trends Survey shows that the Australian printing industry consolidated on the improvements registered during the September 2002 quarter to register a further quarter of improved trade conditions. According to Hagop Tchamkertenian, Printing Industries Manager of Industry and Commercial Policy, the latest survey results reveal that industry…

  • Local market is the black spot for PaperlinX 

    The good result came despite hard trading conditions in Australia and New Zealand that resulted in lower operating returns. The Australian operations suffered an eight per cent fall in profit before interest and tax to $86.7 million. The bad Australian and New Zealand result was caused by falling demand for communication paper products and pressure…

  • VI and digital printing courses for 2003 

    New for 2003 is Profiting Through Digital, a course specifically designed to assist customers in boosting their digital sales skills – covering everything from digital proofing, to short run ‘on demand’ colour work, digital book production and internet procurement.“By working closely with our customers over the past five years, and by offering supporting marketing campaigns,…

  • How to connect with creatives 

    “I’m creative and no one understands me! Maybe it’s because I can obsess over the subtleties between periwinkle and lavender blue — or could it be my inexplicable attraction to black turtlenecks? Either way, it’s a common fact that designers can be difficult to read, which makes it challenging for print professionals to get their…