News Archive

  • Longbeach Printing grinds to a halt 

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    Leading Melbourne printer Longbeach Printing, an official supplier of the Australia Made campaign, has suddenly halted production. The website is down and customers have been left scrambling to cover print jobs.

  • Jayd Kiely wins LIA Graduate Qld award 

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    APN Print’s Jayd Kiely has won the Heidelberg Graduate of the Year Award for Queensland from the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA). Over 130 people were on hand at the 2016 LIA Heidelberg Graduate of the Year & Early Stage Apprenticeship Awards held in Brisbane.

  • Xerox rejects RR Donnelley merger 

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    Xerox dismissed reports that it’s planning to merge with the world’s largest print group, RR Donnelley. The Wall Street Journal – quoting “people familiar with the matter” – reports Xerox Corp has “privately rejected a bid to merge its document business with Donnelley.”

  • Canon launches new imageRUNNER series 

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    Canon Australia says its next-gen multifunctional imageRUNNER Series will help to drive digital transformation for Australian businesses. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500i Series will be available in Australia from 1 August 2016.

  • Phone vs email – Neopost expert article 

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    Customer contact is what makes your customers pay faster, and cash is the fuel of your organisation, according to Andrew Le Marchant (pictured) – one of the Neopost team of experts presenting a Technology Showcase in Sydney this week.

  • Old Friends revisit drupa tonight 

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    Industry veteran Warwick Roden and Print21 editor Andy McCourt will be guest speakers tonight at a post-drupa dinner meeting in Sydney of The Australian Society of Old Friends, a group of mostly offset printers with origins that go back to London in 1906.

  • Business growth drives PacPrint 2017 

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    The industry’s leading names have already confirmed as exhibitors at PacPrint17, with 13,000 visitors from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region expected at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in May to view the latest trends and technologies in the printing industry.

  • Textile printing’s toxic problem 

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    Textile production is the world’s second biggest water polluter, and the treatment, dyeing and rinsing of textiles also impacts the air and soil. Laurel Brunner looks at digital printing technology that ‘mitigates some of the negatives in the textile equation.’

  • Currie finishing automation works for Pinnacle 

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    Incremental steps to eliminate time consuming manual processes has changed the way Pinnacle Print Group operates as Pedro Carlus follows his plan to find the most appropriate technology.

  • incentive trips binned for top FX sales people 

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    Tough times ahead for the high flyers in Fuji Xerox sales team as management pulls the plug on the Honours Club trip to Chicago/Nashville as well as the Pinnacle Club trip to Queenstown.

  • Immij merges Burtons into ImmijBurtons 

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    Digital printer Immij Print has acquired 68-year old Sydney print and packaging business Robert Burtons Print and rebranded the new entity as ImmijBurtons. Immij CEO Scott Hillberg says the company is eager to strengthen its packaging business and reduce its reliance on commercial print.

  • APN Outdoor in $32m expansion 

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    ASX-listed APN Outdoor signed two deals worth more than $32 million to acquire competitors Metrospace and iOM and boost its stake in the Queensland and Victorian markets. It’s estimated the Australian outdoor advertising market will be worth $1 billion by 2020.

  • Spider-Man to the rescue at News Corp 

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    News Corp will launch a Marvel Comics super hero collection in its Australian metro and regional papers this month as its battles declining print circulation figures. “We expect to sell over three million Marvel comic books over the two-week promotional period.”

  • Next Printing cuts through with Esko 

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    Wide format printer Next Printing says Esko Kongsberg cutting tables helped drive its move into visual merchandising with leading fashion and cosmetic brands. ““One of the features that makes the XP 24 so good is the software, which allows us to design something to make a 3D structure.”

  • Te Papa Press secures rescue deal 

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    New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa has signed a deal with Massey University to secure the future of its award-winning publishing division Te Papa Press. The agreement will see the two publishers work together to produce books under separate imprints.

  • ‘Limitations’ in the digital classroom 

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    New research shows students using technology as a study tool in the classroom have learning and retention limitations when compared to those using pencil and paper. Victoria Fratin from Two Sides Australia reports.

  • Team Starleaton skills up at TAFE 

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    Ben Eaton rolls up his sleeves to learn first hand what it takes for signage apprentices to become qualified at Sydney’s School of Printing. It’s not often you see managing directors doing the hard yards of manual work but unusual tactics are required to deal with the shortage of trained personnel.

  • Xerox to buy world’s biggest printer: report 

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    Xerox has begun negotiations to buy the world’s largest print group, US-based RR Donnelley & Sons, according to US reports. Xerox would acquire Donnelley and merge some of it with its copier, printer and related-services business and the rest with its smaller business process outsourcing unit.

  • Protectaprint fire was arson: police 

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    Police have launched an arson investigation into a suspicious fire that last week destroyed the former Protectaprint factory at Beverley in Adelaide’s west. It’s understood the Protectaprint operation had just relocated out of the premises in recent weeks.

  • $7m expansion for packager Signet 

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    Brisbane-based labels and packaging manufacturer Signet has invested $7 million to expand its factory space and make room for a giant Italian plastic extrusion machine that will produce packaging previously imported from Asia.