News Archive

  • Print’s environmental credentials 

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    Newspaper publishers should be doing more to counter the perception that print is bad for the environment, says analyst Laurel Brunner. ‘Consumers associate printed newspapers with waste but correcting this impression doesn’t seem to be a priority,’

  • Upgrade for The Colour Doctor 

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    Colour Graphic Services has added Color Logic profiling and analysis software to its range of colour management offerings. It’s all about creating the best possible colour profiles, says David Crowther (pictured).

  • Snap owns the future 

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    Burns survivor and triathlete Turia Pitt is the keynote speaker at this weekend’s Snap Franchising conference titled ‘Let’s Own the Future’ at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. The event features interactive workshops including ‘Marketing Made Easy’ and ‘Tech Talk’.

  • Fraud Office probes Fuji Xerox NZ: report 

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    New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office is looking into the finances of Fuji Xerox New Zealand, according to a report in the National Business Review (NBR). “The probe follows claims by former Fuji Xerox staff that they believe the company has been overstating revenue for many years.”

  • Spicers proposes deal to break ‘deadlock’ 

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    Spicers, formerly PaperlinX, has offered its hybrid share holders a new deal – $14 each for shares issued at $100 – in a bid to ‘break the deadlock’ and restore the company’s capital structure. “The company can’t issue new capital so it’s radically restricted in what it can do.”

  • Bidding underway in Pilpel Print sale 

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    Online auction bidding is underway in the sale of all remaining assets of Pilpel Print in Perth, WA. So far, bids have been received on most items including the Heidelberg SM 52-6-H 2005 press.

  • oOh!media to buy ECN for $68 million 

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    The outdoor advertising boom continues, with oOh!media signing a deal to buy digital display business Executive Channel Network (ECN) for $68.5 million through oOh!’s subsidiary Inlink Group. Meanwhile, rival outdoor media company Adshel is investing in 110 new digital screens.

  • The return of throw-back analogue 

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    The smartphone era allows us to capture every good (and bad) hair day down to the finest detail and the selfie has become as routine as brushing one’s teeth, yet – retro-styled mechanical cameras that go ‘click’ and spit out faded photos are making a gigantic comeback.

  • New entry-level digital label press from Screen 

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    Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions Australia is releasing an entry-level digital label press – the Truepress Jet L250AQ – for label printers considering digital production. “Our demonstration unit is on its way and our service engineers’ technical training is underway.”

  • MBE’s ‘aggressive expansion’ 

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    Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Australia has launched a new marketing campaign titled ‘MBE Print Month’ to coincide with International Print Day on October 19. The company is opening a new centre in Brisbane this week and plans to open several more franchises in the coming months.

  • TAFE adds more printing courses 

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    Victoria’s Chisholm Institute of TAFE announced new courses in Printing and Graphic Arts as part of a government-funded Back to Work project. A three-day Vinyl Wrapping class begins next month and a six-month large format program starts next year.

  • HP ditches ink ‘bait and switch’ 

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    A consumer revolt has forced tech giant HP to roll back a software update that blocked the use of cheaper third-party cartridges in its printers. HP says customers will be able to remove the ‘authentication procedure’ by next week.

  • For Sale: Sydney based B2 Commercial Offset / Digital Printer 


    This is ideal for an existing printer that wants to expand their sales, or a fantastic opportunity for a new B2 offset machine buyer.

  • ACCC concerned over News Corp/APN deal 

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    The Australian consumer watchdog is investigating whether News Corp’s proposed acquisition of APN’s Australian Regional Media business (ARM) will adversely affect newspaper readers and advertisers.

  • iGen to double output at Cheque-Mates 

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    Trade printer Cheque-Mates says its new Xerox iGen 150 Press is expected to double the company’s print volumes in the next two years. “The iGen is arguably the best machine in the country, with great throughput and quality.”

  • Bulldogs lose AFL grand final in print error 

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    The Age newspaper printed an advert sympathising with the Western Bulldogs on their AFL “Grand Final loss” – the day after the team’s historic 89-67 win over the Sydney Swans. “In spite of the disappointment of the Grand Final loss, the Bulldogs showed incredible heart and sportsmanship..”

  • Epson’s SureColor is Pantone certified 

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    Epson’s flagship 64” roll-to-roll signage printer, the SureColor SC-S80600, has won Pantone® certification with coverage up to 98.2 per cent. “Outdoor material can finally be produced digitally with true and accurate colour,” says Craig Heckenberg, Epson.

  • Future Print adds online short courses 

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    The PIAA’s Future Print has teamed up with TAFE South Australia to offer short courses that improve fundamental skills of small businesses. The first three courses covering management and marketing should take 3-5 months to complete.

  • CMYKhub powers up 2nd Ryobi 900 in Sydney 


    Extra capacity will take the pressure off running 24/7 in the lead up to Christmas while ensuring deliveries are still always made on time. The new RMGT 9 A1-size eight-colour offset press is the 13th press CMYKhub has put in over the ten years of its existence.

  • Qantas launches Chinese in-flight magazine 

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    Qantas will produce a Chinese-language version of its in-flight magazine Spirit of Australia aimed at the world’s largest tourist market. It will be printed in Australia by Hannanprint, which also prints the English language version. Chinese tourists spend more than $8bn a year in Australia.