News Archive

  • 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.

  • Australia Post continues to hike prices for commercial mail & DM 


    Free from any restraint or oversight by the ACCC, the national monopoly mail carrier is continuing its strategy of milking the commercial mail sector with price hikes.

  • Label leaders stick with digital market leader. 

    Currie Logo again

    Leading label producers on both sides of the Tasman have reinforced the market leadership of HP Indigo in the sector with their latest investment decisions. Excel Digital in Wellington, NZ and Alpha Label, St Marys, NSW have both installed HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Presses from Currie Group.

  • Phil Trumble accentuates the Pozitive with new company brand 


    Moving with the times, Positive Camtec finds a new name that better identifies the Sydney-based wide-format technology provider in time for this year’s PrintEx

  • Indonesian forest loss continues despite APP’s drive towards Zero Deforestation 

    APP plantation

    Environmental activists, Rainforest Alliance, finds the paper and timber giant is making ‘moderate progress’ towards meeting commitments to its Forest Conservation Policy.

  • Takeover battle between US giants a taste for things to come 


    A stoush is on between two of the world’s largest printing companies – R.R. Donnelly and Quad/Graphics – for ownership of book printer Courier Corporation as industry consolidation enters crucial phase.

  • Landmark web2print guide clears confusion 


    A comprehensive 58-page report from Printing Industries details how web commerce is central to current printing business and where printers can access specialist help. Web2Print (W2P) examines emerging international trends and describes the four most common W2P implementations.

  • Twin-knife Sydney sheeter for packaging 


    Meeting the demand for bespoke packaging sheets from its Sydney customers convinced BJ Ball it was worthwhile to invest in a sheeter for its Prospect facility. The new machine follows close on the heels of a second Melbourne sheeter installed in October last year.

  • Outreach survey to chart printing future 


    A new survey launched this week by David Leach, (pictured) president, Printing Industries, is not only targeting the membership of the premiere industry association but reaching out to engage with the broader industry.

  • Blue Star builds on its STI buyout 


    Thompson Print and Displays, the Sydney and Tamworth-based manufacturer will fit neatly into the company’s expanding retail display business. A heads of agreement is expected to complete on February 27 when Thompson people will shift over to the Padstow facility of Blue Star STI