News Archive

  • Warren Ojeda is LIA Heidelberg Graduate of the Year 


    A top quality line up of young graphic arts talent presented the judges of this year’s contest with a difficult decision. Four young industry professionals attended the NSW LIA Heidelberg event last night to learn of their fate.

  • Redbubble floats on the ASX 


    Print-on-demand business Redbubble, started ten years ago by three friends in Melbourne, has completed a successful launch on the ASX, with shares up 9% on the first day of trading on Monday. “It’s good for us to show that you can build a global tech company from Australia.”

  • Screen’s GP i3 vision at drupa 2016 

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    Screen GP Australia will showcase a range of innovations to its software, hardware and services under the GP i3 (integrated imaging for innovation) concept at drupa 2016, with both MD Peter Scott and technical sales head Peter Townsend gearing up to attend the show.

  • Fuzed takes 12 golds at NZ Pride in Print awards 

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    Auckland digital printer Fuzed punched above its weight at the NZ Pride in Print Awards for 2016, picking up 12 Golds and 5 Highly Commended prizes at a ceremony attended by 700 at Auckland’s SkyCity. Logick Print & Graphics of Penrose took out the Supreme Winner award.

  • Far North Queensland printer tops the world 

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    Lotsa Print & Signage has become the first printer globally to achieve a perfect 100% score for ISO 12647 colour QMS, using Mellow Colour. “This is a fabulous example where a business has overcome the challenges of operating in a regional area,” said local MP Warren Entsch.

  • Riding the fibre: Brunner 

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    There are apparently over 6,000 chemical compounds used in printing inks, so this is a big problem. Its scale, plus trends in the graphic arts, suggest that recycling processes have to change, according to sustainability consultant Laurel Brunner.

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  • TLC/Signarama a ‘molten mess’ after arson 

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    Arson squad detectives investigating a fire at the TLC digital/Signarama factory in west Melbourne are examining CCTV footage taken in the minutes before the blaze broke out causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage. A jerry can was found at the scene.

  • No print cuts if Fairfax/APN NZ merge 


    The decision two years ago by Fairfax to get its Auckland newspapers printed at the APN plant in Ellerslie makes it easier for the two companies to join forces. APN announced this week that it has entered into discussion with Fairfax about merging the two companies’ New Zealand businesses.

  • Macaulay goes on the road 


    Andrew Macaulay, the new head of the PIAA, has wasted no time in getting out to meet members of the national organisation, kicking off his second week in the job with visits to Queensland and Adelaide before planned trips over the next couple of weeks to Melbourne, Perth and Tasmania.

  • Sponsors support for Print21 drupafest party 

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    From Currie Group to Fuji Xerox, the leading suppliers to the industry have come together to make a great success of the Print21ANZ drupafest party on the evening of Thursday 2nd June at the plush Leonardo Royal Hotel, downtown Düsseldorf at Königsallee.

  • Rockdale snaps up the first Lamidesk Flatbed 

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    Snap Rockdale has become the first Australian company to purchase a Lamidesk Flatbed Application Table after seeing the machine in action at last month’s Visual Impact show in Brisbane. “We’re starting to wonder what we did without it and we’ve used it every day since it was installed.”

  • Mystery arson destroys Melbourne Signarama 

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    Police are investigating a suspicious fire that has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Signarama franchise in west Melbourne. “They’ve lost two wide format printers, a flatbed, a laminator and a lot of other kit,” said Signarama national director Evan Foster.

  • Australia Post plan to sell off GPOs 

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    Australia Post has confirmed it’s considering selling off seven colonial-era GPOs in capital cities across the country. A proposed deal would see the national carrier sell a majority stake and initially retain 40% of the iconic buildings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

  • Print Approach takes TPO into Eckersley Group 

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    Brisbane-based Print Approach has completed its fifth acquisition in as many years, taking over The Printing Office and launching a new brand called the Eckersley Group. “It’s the perfect fit for the TPO business,” said former owner Joe Clouston (pictured, right).

  • “Let us be your eyes and ears at drupa,” AGS 


    For go-ahead Melbourne-based supply and service provider, AGS, drupa is an important opportunity. Under Glenn Maynard, managing director, AGS is making a considerable investment in placing its personnel in the midst of the new technology.

  • APN and Fairfax in NZ merger talks 

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    APN News & Media and Fairfax Media have confirmed they’re in talks about a potential merger of their New Zealand media assets later this year. APN said it plans to demerge its NZME unit – including flagship newspaper The New Zealand Herald – whether the merger deal goes ahead or not.

  • LIA NSW/Heidelberg Graduate of the Year Award 


    It’s that time of the calendar again when the Lithographic Industry Association NSW in conjunction with Heidelberg, celebrates the talents and skill of the youngest members of the industry. This year there are four graduates across a range of skillsets and industry sectors.

  • $2.4 billion news media ad spend in 2015 

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    Newspaper lobby group The Newspaper Works has rebranded as NewsMediaWorks and announced a new partnership to deliver ‘more robust’ data on advertising revenue. In its first release, the News Media Index (NMI) said Australia’s media sector booked $2.4bn in advertising revenue in 2015.

  • Designs on sustainability 


    We go on a lot about what printers can do to reduce their environmental impact but we hardly ever mention the contribution that graphic designers make to sustainability. Don’t let anyone tell you that making informed choices compromises a designer’s creativity, says Laurel Brunner.