News Archive

  • Two years behind schedule but Benny Landa is confident of selling Nanographic presses at drupa 2016 – exclusive interview with Andy McCourt. 


    At drupa 2012 the printing world was bedazzled by the showing of the first all-new technology to hit the market for decades – Landa Nanographic Printing. There followed a virtual lock-down period as Landa’s team has worked to re-engineer the presses and get ready for the next drupa, in June 2016.

  • 40 years selling paper; 27 years publishing calendars – it’s a dog’s life 


    There was a time when the printing industry was recognized for producing calendars to give to its customers at the end of year, but few printers or suppliers carry on the tradition. KW Doggett Fine Paper is a notable exception.

  • Paper price rises in response to falling Aussie $ 


    From a high of more than parity with the US dollar to its current 82 cents the falling Australian currency is pumping price rises into many parts of the economy and paper is no exception.

  • Allclear gets Brisbane’s 2nd HP Indigo 10000 

    Currie Logo again

    A new generation is setting its own expectations about how printing businesses are put together and what is the right technology mix to grow the market.

  • Locals 1st to engage with XMF v6.1 


    Australian and New Zealand printers are ahead of the game when it comes to getting the productivity benefits of the latest Fujifilm XMF Workflow update.

  • Blue Star looks to Heidelberg for ISO certification 


    After meeting ISO standards in printing unofficially for many years Blue Star in Victoria decided it was time to use its press supplier’s qualification to make it official.

  • Local printers pick up most PIXIs in regional comp 


    Australia dominated the 7th annual PIXI (Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging) awards that recognise the most outstanding and innovative users of Fuji Xerox solutions.

  • Early days in GAMAA & VISA merger talks 


    The prospect of a merger to enhance the already strong relationship between the Graphic Arts Merchants Association of Australia and the Visual Image Suppliers Association is still some way off as both organisation start to explore the possibilities.

  • Landa doubles space in 2016 – drupa Snooper is back 

    The Drupa Snooper

    It may be over a year away in 2016 but drupa is shaping as the next watershed for the printing industry. Exhibition space bookings are up and the show is defying dropout trends, according to the organisers. drupa Snooper is keeping a watchful eye.

  • National Print Awards deadline extended to January 30 


    The people have spoken, or at least the printers have! Feedback from print lovers and revolutionaries about the tight deadline for the 32nd National Print Awards has been heard, giving those who have heard the call to enter until Friday 30 January to get their best work in for the Awards.

  • Does your business measure up? Richard Rasmussen on the benefits of Future Print Benchmarking 


    Industry analyst and Future Print advisor, Richard Rasmussen (pictured) looks at the pros and cons of benchmarking your business against the rest of the industry. He can’t see why you wouldn’t do it.

  • Graphic Art Mart introduces the Truepress JET 


    The national sign and display supplier, exclusive distributor of the Screen wide format machine, held a working demonstration open house at leading POS and Display wide-format printer Flash Graphics, Marrickville.

  • Iconic newspaper printer to stop the presses 


    The chill of losing a major client to heatset last year, with another about to make the move in the near future, has cut the ground from under Sydney-based cold-set MPD Printing as tumbling print prices take their toll.

  • Last call for next week’s print industry first aid course 

    Printing Industries

    Bookings close this week for the final 2014 NSW First Aid course for the printing industry on Thursday 11 December. This full day nationally accredited, practical and assessment based course, will cover the common hazards printing company staff face in the workplace.

  • Commercial / Digital Offset Printer – Melbourne 

    for sale

    $2,500,000 of turnover, complete service provider – pre press, late model CtP, automated multicolour B2 and B3 presses, late model B3 digital, associated bindery.

  • Currie & HP sauce container wins award 


    The award for outstanding achievement in this year’s Packaging Council of Australia Design awards went to Coles for an innovative packaging cap that allows the direct application of sauce to baste food during the cooking process.

  • Starleaton keeps Rapid customers printing 


    The ongoing stoush between Australian label press manufacturer, Rapid, and Memjet, the US-owned corporation selling the micro-inkjet printheads, means local printers are running perilously short of supplies.

  • Digitalpress railroads out of Devonshire St 

    Digital press

    The railway is going to run right outside Theo Pettaras’ door when the NSW Dept of Transport goes ahead with a new light rail system. There’ll be jack hammering and ripping up of concrete, dust and lots of vibrations in downtown Surry Hills. But Digitalpress won’t be there.

  • Printing at the border of tomorrow 

    Currie Logo again

    There are not many HP Indigo presses close to the Murray River border between Victoria and NSW. This is old school offset country. Now Donald Thomson has installed a HP Indigo 3550 from Currie Group at his family printing company, GraphiPress, in the border town of Albury on the Hume Highway.

  • JDA Recruitment moves into Queensland 


    It just got easier for printers to find industry professionals in Brisbane as well as people looking to work in printing to find a job. Industry veteran, Geoff Curtis, ex-McMillan Printing and Fergies, has hung out the JDA Recruitment shingle in the northern capital.