News Archive

  • Revisit drupa with the LIA 

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    The Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) is holding a special post-drupa dinner in Sydney this month to hear all the latest from the big trade show. Drupa Revisited guest speakers will include Print21 magazine editor and industry guru Andy McCourt, Phil Rennell from Currie Group, and others.

  • OKI unveils Neon Colour A4 printer 

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    Global manufacturer OKI launched a new addition to its Pro Series range of printers that produces fluorescent designs aimed at the graphic arts market. The Pro6410 NeonColour ‘liberates graphic design from the limits of standard CMY colour spectrum and offers A4 versatility.’

  • €450m in orders for Landa’s Nano presses 


    Landa has racked up more than €450 million ($A685m) in orders for its Nanographic Printing® presses after 200,000 visitors crowded the Landa stand at drupa 2016 to watch daily press demos. “Everyone is leaving drupa with the understanding that Nanography is a game changer.”

  • drupa’s pink elephants – Andy McCourt 

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    Much has been written about what happened at drupa and it’s all good. Finally, finally; our industry is waking up to life beyond dyes and pigments smeared onto mashed up trees, writes Print21 magazine editor Andy McCourt.

  • NZ regulator eyes Fairfax/NZME merger 

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    New Zealand’s antitrust regulator outlined key issues it will consider in assessing the proposed merger of the country’s two largest newspaper publishers, Fairfax Media’s NZ division and APN News & Media’s NZME – including whether it would have an impact on their printing operations.

  • Neopost technology & training in Port Melbourne 


    It’s not too late to catch the 2nd day of the high-powered industry event and learn from the brightest and the best. Neopost Australia is bringing together a panel of industry experts and training specialists over two days today and tomorrow to download information to the industry.

  • 260,000 visitors at ‘excellent’ drupa 2016 

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    Despite a fall in visitor numbers, drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business reported in an outstanding investment climate, according to the organisers.”The print industry has moved out of the ‘valley of tears’ and grasped the future by the neck,” said Claus Bolza-Schünemann.

  • For Sale – Agfa Avalon N4 CtP – VIC. 


    Great opportunity to buy a nearly new CTP at half the price of a new machine. The 2014 model has all the current specifications and represents good value to anyone who can make use of it.

  • $A640m of PaperLab sales in 10yrs: Epson 


    The ‘truly innovative’ PaperLab office papermaking system boost will boost Epson’s revenues by 10 billion Japanese yen within three years, rising to ¥50 billion ($A640m) in 10 years, according to CEO and president Minoru Usui, who spoke with Laurel Brunner at drupa.

  • Aussies line-up to sign-up for Nanography 


    A stellar line up of top notch printing companies have inked letters of intent at drupa for the new Landa Nano presses, with at least three choosing the Komori-built model, the Impremia NS40.

  • Penfold scion returns to Sydney CBD 

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    Matthew Penfold, a 5th generation member of the renowned Penfold printing family, has acquired Kwik Kopy Darling Harbour to keep the family tradition alive in the heart of Sydney. In tribute to his family history, Matthew has also ‘reimagined’ the iconic WC Penfold horse and cart.

  • $468m hit for packager Amcor 

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    ASX-listed global packaging giant Amcor will take a massive hit of more than $US350 million ($A468m) due to foreign exchange losses in Venezuela and the restructuring of its tobacco packaging business.

  • drupa sticks with ‘proven’ four-year cycle 

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    drupa has dropped its contentious plan to switch to a three-year cycle after a wave of objections from leading exhibitors. “In the interest of our customers and international markets, drupa will stick to its 4-year cycle,” said Werner Dornscheidt, president & CEO, Messe Düsseldorf.

  • Blue Star adds Frost Merchandising 


    Blue Star, a division of ASX-listed IVE Group, has acquired Melbourne-based Frost Merchandising to consolidate its move into the $1.5 billion merchandise and promotional products market. Frost will be integrated into Blue Star Promote at Clayton.

  • PIAA strengthens ties with Packaging Council 

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    The PIAA has welcomed the PCA into its Sydney headquarters as part of a wider strategy to increase cooperation between all sectors of the printing industry. “We’re doing what a peak industry body should be doing by reaching out to other industry associations,” said CEO Andrew Macaulay.

  • Fujfilm power ups Intelligent workflows 


    One of the most comprehensive workflow platforms for managing integrated production, XMF Workflow has been designed to meet the production demands of sheetfed, web, and digital print companies. XMF Workflow leads the way in combining the creative depth of Adobe’s Creative Suite applications with streamlined print production.

  • Big drupa finish coming up for Currie Group 


    Impressive sales from Australians and New Zealanders who’ve made the trip to Germany have reinforced the company’s strength across a wide range of printing technologies. HP is the sole exhibitor at drupa with a full-size hall to itself, packed since day one as the crowds surge through.

  • Building on success with HP PageWideXL 


    Disseminating information to thousands of subcontractors in the construction industry may seem a distance from the graphics industry but it’s proved to be the foundation of a dynamic printing business that deals in time-sensitive documents.

  • Konica Minolta moves out of its comfort zone 

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    Digital embellishing, production printing and labels are the focus for the digital company at this drupa while bizHUB remains the core product. At the show Konica Minolta has introduced a new brand, Accurio, to emphasize it is no longer solely focused on production printing

  • Centrum grabs first KBA Rapida at drupa 

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    Sydney’s Centrum Printing has bought the first KBA Rapida large format sheetfed offset press sold at drupa. “This new press will make us extremely competitive for all display and packaging work,” said Centrum MD Sandra Mascaro (pictured), who was in Düsseldorf to sign the deal.