News Archive

  • DES sharpens focus on green credentials 

    DES Color

    Fresh from gaining the Seiko SII ColorPainter M-64 wide format printer agency, DES is burnishing its environmental commitment with a ‘green’ refresh across its entire product portfolio.

  • ‘The perfect deal’ – Dashing & OnDemand come together 


    Merger of print sales expertise and digital production skills delivers new capabilities for the well-established North Sydney printer.

  • Large-format grows 3.5% in 2014 – IDC 


    Shipments of large format printers continue to be the stellar performers in the graphic arts industry with numbers up last year, but revenue scarcely moved, reflecting ever tighter margins for suppliers.

  • Ipex not ‘dead’ says exhibition owner Informa. Andy McCourt EXCLUSIVE! 

    Andy McCourt

    “Ipex is not dead and Informa has every intention of running it again and is committed to working with the industry to ensure the next Ipex is both relevant and successful.” – Peter Hall, Managing Director Informa Exhibitions.

  • Paperlinx cuts Price with immediate effect 


    Two months ahead of the end of his contract, Andrew Price, the hard-driving managing director of PaperlinX is unceremoniously fired in London.

  • Kim Conner takes over in NZ as Canon MD goes Aussie 

    Kim Conner

    First woman managing director of a Canon company in the region steps into the shoes of her Japanese predecessor who heads to Australia. Yusuke Mizoguchi is the new managing director of Canon Australia/Oceania following his stint at the helm in New Zealand.

  • New ventures for Kodak management in ANZ 


    Steve Venn steps down from the top job as the imaging company aligns its local back office with the UK and assigns Nexpress service to Grish Rewal’s Absolute Electronics.

  • drupa every three years – Zurück in die Zukunft? Andy McCourt’s Reverb 


    It means ‘back to the future’ because the very first two drupas were three years apart; 1951 and 1954. The show then moved to a four-year cycle, then five years and back to four years in recent times. Now it’s going back to every three years -— why?

  • DES wins professional print partner award 


    Ian Clare’s company is recognised as the Canon Business Partner of the Year at the awards celebration in the Barossa Valley this week. DES was one of 55 channel partners and came out on top with year on year growth of 141% in Canon wide-format engines during 2014.

  • Printing businesses change for the future 


    The second round of Future Print Business Transformation ‘Leadership Briefings’ commenced earlier this month, with more than 150 companies around the country registered to kick off their their involvement in the program over the next few weeks.

  • ‘Print out everything you care about’ says internet founder and Google exec 


    The internet era could turn out to be a black hole of information unless people start to keep their records and photographs in a more secure form … on paper. By keeping our records only in digital form most of them are likely to be inaccessible by contemporary computers in the future.

  • Pozitive changes gear for shift to Eastern Creek 

    As of 2nd March 2015, the company will be operating from its new premises at 5 Raceway Place, Eastern Creek NSW 2766.

    Phil Trumble is tripling the size of his premises by steering the newly named wide format supply business out to Sydney’s motor racing circuit. The new, modern facility will hugely expand the company’s warehousing capacity.

  • Calling young printing execs in Victoria & NSW 

    Media Super

    Are you ambitious, keen, engaged in the printing industry and looking for ways to advance your professional career? Do you live and work in Victoria or NSW?

  • 700 entries to this year’s National Print awards 


    As the National Print Awards judging panel prepares to lock themselves away for this year’s deliberations, Kodak’s Luke Wooldridge, NPA Chairman of Judges, says they have a tough job ahead with some 700 entries received for the 32nd Awards.

  • Applications sought for $15,000 GAMAA Grant 


    Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain valuable international experience with the industry’s leading research grant from the merchant’s association.

  • Australia Post gets out of transactional mail 


    ABnote picks up the two-year old multi-channel communications business, creating one of Australia’s largest providers of variable print and mail house services.

  • Industry-wide survey to define Australian printing trends 

    Printing Industries

    A new landmark survey will open the doors to all types of graphic arts businesses in an attempt to get a clear picture of the changing printing industry. Recognising the need to include all graphic arts business and not just those that are members of Printing Industries, the leading industry Association is funding the broad-based, twice-yearly, survey.

  • R. R. Donnelley beats Quad/Graphics in battle for US book printer 


    Despite having signed a definitive agreement with the board of Courier Corporation, Quad/Graphics was beaten to the punch by the largest printer in the word. Quad/Graphics will get a consolation prize in the form of a $10 million termination fee as it declines to take part in a bidding war against its larger rival.

  • Manroland Sheetfed revenue down but profit holds 


    Tony Langley welcomes A$22.7 million profit from the printing press manufacturer – the largest division in his Langley Holding business.This expectation is reflected in the local market where Steve Dunwell (pictured) is looking forward to repeating his success in the year ahead.

  • Locals printers 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.