News Archive

  • Pitney Bowes signs Sunshine Coast deal 

    Global tech company Pitney Bowes has signed a major software contract with Australia’s Sunshine Coast Council for the implementation of its Confirm Asset Management solution.

  • ProCloud chooses Epson SureColor 

    After “a lot of research,” Brisbane graphic design and web development studio ProCloud installed an Epson SureColor S80600 eco-solvent printer to produce its wide-format vehicle and building signage.

  • Workflow and inkjet star in latest ‘Xtraordinary’ Print21 magazine 

    The latest issue of Print21 magazine is out now, featuring Fujifilm’s Onset X-series of flatbed inkjet presses, a deep dive into workflow, a profile of IVE boss Geoff Selig, and more.

  • Macaulay slams AIG interference in award talks 

    After hard-fought negotiations with the AMWU, Printing Industries has pushed through changes to the printing award. Wage levels will not ‘materially change’ for the foreseeable future but updated competencies will see more new funding for training.

  • State of Indigo at State of Origin 

    The winners of Currie Group’s inaugural State of Indigo competition were at the MCG to cheer on their NSW Blues team in a hard-fought State of Origin game 1 win over the Maroons.

  • Mill worker makes remarkable recovery 

    A 22-year-old man who remained critically ill on life support for more than a week after two of his colleagues died in a gas leak at Norske Skog’s Albury paper mill has been discharged from hospital.

  • Xeikon Cafe visits Australia and NZ 

    Digital print pioneer Xeikon is bringing its popular educational digital print programme Xeikon Café to Australia and New Zealand later this month with three dates announced in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

  • Free upgrades to award-winning Onyx 

    Local distributers are offering free upgrades to Onyx 18 – the latest digital printing colour management software from Onyx Graphics – which just won the 2018 EDP Award for Best Colour Management software at FESPA.

  • Visual Impact Sydney almost booked out 

    Visual Impact Sydney is already 95% subscribed and organisers Visual Connections say the sign and display expo at Sydney Showground in September is shaping up as one of the best ever. The show will feature an increased focus on textile printing.

  • LIA (NSW) hosts 3D Printing forum 

    Print21’s Andy McCourt will be the lead presenter at a LIA NSW Technical Dinner later this month that will explore the latest developments and opportunities in 3D Printing.

  • Dragon Printing ignites 2nd Labelfire 

    A massive remake of the Mascot-based company’s printing hall is transforming the well-known trade label converter ahead of the installation of its new Gallus Labelfire 340 hybrid digital press.

  • Picton Press owes $9 million 

    WA printer Picton Press was $9 million in debt when it called in external administrators last month after the ATO began court action to recover an outstanding tax bill of $1.3 million.

  • Revolution fires up Australia’s 2nd KM-1 

    High-energy Ballarat printing company Revolution has thrown away the rulebook by installing the high-end, high capacity Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 B2 inkjet press in the Victoria regional centre.

  • Xerox under the hammer – Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 

    Xerox is headed to auction unless Fujifilm succeeds in legal action designed to rescue its terminated $6bn takeover bid. Andy McCourt looks at the likely bidders and examines the motivations of major Xerox investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.

  • Four countries dumped A4 paper: ADC 

    Australian Paper – maker of the Reflex brand – welcomed the ADC’s preliminary decision to impose dumping duties on paper producers from Finland, Korea, Russia and Slovakia who are accused of dumping cheap A4 copy paper onto the local market.

  • Print production levels expand in May 

    Production levels in the Printing & Recorded Media sector were “particularly strong” in April and May, according to latest data from AIG. “This suggests some respite from the long-term disruptions of technological change and intense import competition.”

  • Print readership up almost 5% 

    National newspapers are leading the growth in news media audiences, with print readership rising by 4.7 per cent year on year, according to the latest emma data for March 2018.

  • Ricoh launches new DTG printer range 

    Ricoh Australia expands in the thriving direct-to-garment market with a new series of DTG printers that range from an entry-level model for small businesses to printers designed to meet the needs of established garment-printing businesses.

  • New specialty films for digital printers 

    Jet Technologies has released a new range of thermal laminating films for the digital printing industry. “The films are the perfect solution for small to medium size digital printers who regularly manage short run prints,” says director Jack Malki.

  • Océ Colorado set to pop up in Brisbane 

    Océ’s Colorado 1640 UVgel wide-format printer will kick off its Australian tour in Brisbane next month with a pop-up showroom, which will give potential customers the opportunity to see the machine in action.