News Archive

  • Agfa wins big in Vegas 

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    Agfa Graphics won three Product of the Year awards at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas for the second year straight – just weeks after the company signed a local dealer partnership with Sydney-based supplier Starleaton.

  • Plastic Dreams in New Zealand 

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    Plastic has severe limitations when it comes to recycling – a plastic bottle can take 400 years to biodegrade – but a small New Zealand company called ByFusion has developed technology that turns plastic waste into building blocks.

  • Starleaton steps out with new ID at VI 


    First public presentation of the new Starleaton/DES powerhouse confirms the arrival of a new force in the wide-format equipment and consumables sector. Ben Eaton (pictured) took centre stage at the Visual Impact show yesterday, to introduce his new combined company team

  • Canon draws the Visual Impact crowds 

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    Leading wide-format supplier Canon reported a busy opening day at Visual Impact with interest centred around the latest Océ Arizona 2200 that was flown in from North America in time for the show.

  • Konica Minolta in full launch mode for label press 

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    A number of Australian label converters made the trip to LabelExpo 2016 in September to examine the C71cf first hand. The bizhub PRESS C71cf is aimed at making a significant impact on the label converters of Australia because of its positioning and offering.

  • Northwood stands down from PIAA 

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    AEC officials are now running eligibility checks on nominees for the PIAA board elections before an official list of candidates is announced. Victorian-based board member Kellie Northwood decided hours before nominations closed yesterday that she would not be running.

  • Spicers lights up Visual Impact 

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    Latest LED technology for indoor and outdoor advertising lit up the Spicers stand at Visual Impact Sydney 2016.

  • Currie rolls into Visual Impact 


    The only mobile showroom in the graphic arts industry, the giant Currie Group pantech, opened its doors wide at the Sydney exhibition that opened yesterday.

  • Late call for PIAA candidate 


    Following the surprise withdrawal of Kellie Northwood from the election to the Board of Printing Industries, the race is on for a candidate to stand for Victoria.

  • Iconic WA printer closes in orderly fashion 

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    After 89 years of faithful service to WA’s business community, Perth’s Pilpel Print is closing down. “It’s not a liquidation or administration,” says MD Geoff Pilpel. “We have successfully sold Pilpel Print and Print Finishing Line and jobs have been transferred.”

  • Alarming fall in printing apprentices 

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    A dramatic decline in printing apprenticeships in Victoria is a threat to the future of the industry, according to Chris Gander (pictured) of leading printing recruitment firm JDA. The latest figures are ‘startling,’ he says.

  • HP pays $1 billion for Samsung print 

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    HP has bought Samsung’s printer business for $US1.05 billion and plans to target the A3 MFP market. The technology giant acquires 6,500 printing patents and Samsung’s printing team of 1,300 researchers and engineers.

  • Visual Impact Sydney opens tomorrow 


    Visual Impact Sydney starts tomorrow, so today is your last chance to preregister for the show, which opens its doors at 10am on Thursday in Halls 5 & 6 of the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park and runs until Saturday.

  • JDA launches locum management service 


    Attention all bosses, general managers, business owners and printing company proprietors!

    Are you working too hard?
    Spending too much time at the office?
    Need to take a break?

  • Printers among 300 facing axe at ARM 


    News Corp’s planned acquisition of APN’s Australian Regional Media (ARM) business will result in up to 300 job cuts aimed at back office, printing and distribution divisions, according to a report in News Corp’s The Australian.

  • HP Indigo ‘reinvents’ poster production 

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    HP teamed up with design magazine Wallpaper to create 220,000 unique posters for the publication’s 20th anniversary celebrations. It’s ‘a ground-breaking campaign that reinvents digital poster production,’ says HP. (video)

  • Visual Impact: Starleaton’s new team 

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    Starleaton & DES staff will join together to meet customers at the Visual Impact show in Sydney this week. Starleaton acquired DES two weeks ago to become a $40 million supply enterprise.

  • Currie & HP power world 1st print line 


    The most productive HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press in the world plays an integral role in the unique PMP/Griffin Press book printing line that is turning the publishing paradigm upside down.

  • $43 million loss for Fuji Xerox NZ 

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    Fuji Xerox New Zealand recorded a $43 million pre-tax loss for the year and the Japanese-owned parent company is ready to step in to provide financial assistance “if necessary,” according to the National Business Review.

  • NZME to pay $55m for Fairfax NZ 

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    NZME agreed to buy Fairfax NZ for $55m if their proposed merger wins regulatory approval – with Fairfax Media taking a 41% share in the merged entity. The deal would create New Zealand’s largest media company with an audience of 3.7 million.