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  • 1st Screen digital label press has arrived 


    The star of the show when Jet Technologies opens its Sydney showroom on July 25 is now being assembled following an airlift from Japan. It was a close call when the opening day of the showroom and the arrival of the Truepress Jet L350UV began to drift apart but it all worked out in the end.

  • Chris Krieger gets stuck into building his business at Hervey Bay 


    The Sticker Company buys out its only significant rival, McTaggarts the Printers, to get a clear run in the Queensland regional town.

  • Bright future for bART n PRINt in Bendigo 


    Steve Bright comes to the party for an old mate and fellow apprentice, Richard Cambridge, bringing his business into Bart n Print when it came time for him to exit the industry. In the tightly knit printing community of Bendigo it’s not uncommon for graphic arts professionals to work closely together

  • Canon back in the game with new imagePRESS C800 


    It is seven years since Canon brought a totally new digital print engine to the market but the new team at the imaging company reckons it’s been worth the wait. Michael Boyle, (pictured) says the market can expect a new era and a new level of strategic partnership from CPP.

  • Versant 2100 makes its moves with highest speed in the range 


    Fuji Xerox has poll position with the launch of its new ‘from the ground up’ digital press ahead of rivals Canon and Konica Minolta.

  • What size is your carbon footprint? 


    Sustainability is about accountability, says Laurel Brunner, as she urges printers and suppliers to measure the size of their carbon footprint, otherwise the environmental shoe might begin to pinch.

  • The case for more capacity-based pricing in the printing industry – James Cryer 


    The story of how James Thirlby’s UK-based printing company, ESP Colour, is revolutionising the workflow, pricing and productivity of the industry – in the April issue of Print21 magazine – prompted James Cryer, industry gadfly and iconoclast, to write an affirmative and positive response.

  • PrintEx15 looks set to go at Homebush 


    Early commitments to substantial stands by the leading supply companies guarantees the industry can look forward to a comprehensive graphic arts exhibition next year.

  • Fiery Dashboard delivers a clearer view of print 

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    The latest management tool for digital printers comes as a built-in feature of the latest Fiery Workstation 5.6 upgrade. It allows all Fiery Driven devices to report data in real time.

  • Taking the lead in H-UV – Print21 magazine article 

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    Six of the nine Komori presses that have gone in to Australia and New Zealand in the past year are equipped with H-UV drying. The others can be retrofitted. The partners from Sydney-based Rawson Graphics are solidly behind the new technology.

  • CMYKhub powers up with a HP Indigo 10000 


    Trent Nankervis installs Australia’s fourth HP Indigo 10000 press to boost capacity in short-run, high-value print to meet the expectations of its print industry customers. The premier ‘for trade’ supplier made over $2 million investments in the Melbourne facility following a survey of its reseller customers

  • Google Books – evil or not: Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 


    Something relating to print reverberated in the past week. It was an ABC doco on Google’s attempts to digitize every book in the world. What began as a noble endeavour to enable access to humankind’s storehouse of knowledge has descended into litigation for copyright breaches.

  • Signwave vs Signarama – battle of the sign franchises 

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    It is a case of David and Goliath as the new master franchisors in the signage world go to work full time on expanding the smaller Signwave network even as major player Signarama opens its 100th store.

  • Digital Post Box a dead letter for Computershare 

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    Not enough market support stamped out the prospects for the Zumbox joint-venture digital mail service forcing the essential mail company to close the operation.

  • Shoalhaven Mill gets a passport to its future 


    Federal Government promise to source high-grade security paper from the speciality mill gives the company and employees security. Mill manager, Bruce Borchardt, says the government needs to step up to the plate by recognizing the unique advantage of the locally made grades.

  • HP scales its PageWide technology to wide format 


    Two new Designjet models are released ahead of the imaging giant’s strategy to scale down of its PageWide technology. HP announced the release of two wide format machines at its media conference in Mumbai yesterday.

  • Printing plates in play – Print21 magazine article 


    The Australian and New Zealand offset plate sector has been in turmoil ever since Kodak and Heidelberg ended their distribution deal at the beginning of the year. Patrick Howard looks at the winners and losers in the battle of the plates.

  • Benny Landa scores €100 million investment 


    German speciality chemical group Altana has stepped into the future of Nanography, the water-based digital printing process being developed by the Israeli-based ‘father of digital printing.’

  • John Horsley’s Expression Printing Group up for sale. 


    Long established Gosford printing business is seeking expressions of interest for established client base, stock, plant and equipment with option to buy the freehold premises.

  • New Sydney label industry demo centre takes off 


    Jet Technologies will showcase its digital and analogue label technologies and equipment at the opening of a new state-of-the-art demonstration centre on July25.