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  • Fiery Dashboard delivers a clearer view of print 

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    The latest management tool for digital printers comes as a built-in feature of the latest Fiery Workstation 5.6 upgrade. It allows all Fiery Driven devices to report data in real time.

  • Taking the lead in H-UV – Print21 magazine article 

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    Six of the nine Komori presses that have gone in to Australia and New Zealand in the past year are equipped with H-UV drying. The others can be retrofitted. The partners from Sydney-based Rawson Graphics are solidly behind the new technology.

  • CMYKhub powers up with a HP Indigo 10000 


    Trent Nankervis installs Australia’s fourth HP Indigo 10000 press to boost capacity in short-run, high-value print to meet the expectations of its print industry customers. The premier ‘for trade’ supplier made over $2 million investments in the Melbourne facility following a survey of its reseller customers

  • Google Books – evil or not: Andy McCourt’s ReVerb 


    Something relating to print reverberated in the past week. It was an ABC doco on Google’s attempts to digitize every book in the world. What began as a noble endeavour to enable access to humankind’s storehouse of knowledge has descended into litigation for copyright breaches.

  • Signwave vs Signarama – battle of the sign franchises 

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    It is a case of David and Goliath as the new master franchisors in the signage world go to work full time on expanding the smaller Signwave network even as major player Signarama opens its 100th store.

  • Digital Post Box a dead letter for Computershare 

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    Not enough market support stamped out the prospects for the Zumbox joint-venture digital mail service forcing the essential mail company to close the operation.

  • Shoalhaven Mill gets a passport to its future 


    Federal Government promise to source high-grade security paper from the speciality mill gives the company and employees security. Mill manager, Bruce Borchardt, says the government needs to step up to the plate by recognizing the unique advantage of the locally made grades.

  • HP scales its PageWide technology to wide format 


    Two new Designjet models are released ahead of the imaging giant’s strategy to scale down of its PageWide technology. HP announced the release of two wide format machines at its media conference in Mumbai yesterday.

  • Printing plates in play – Print21 magazine article 


    The Australian and New Zealand offset plate sector has been in turmoil ever since Kodak and Heidelberg ended their distribution deal at the beginning of the year. Patrick Howard looks at the winners and losers in the battle of the plates.

  • Benny Landa scores €100 million investment 


    German speciality chemical group Altana has stepped into the future of Nanography, the water-based digital printing process being developed by the Israeli-based ‘father of digital printing.’

  • John Horsley’s Expression Printing Group up for sale. 


    Long established Gosford printing business is seeking expressions of interest for established client base, stock, plant and equipment with option to buy the freehold premises.

  • New Sydney label industry demo centre takes off 


    Jet Technologies will showcase its digital and analogue label technologies and equipment at the opening of a new state-of-the-art demonstration centre on July25.

  • Lower energy costs webinar – Printing Industries 


    BJ Ball’s e3 energy scheme is able to save printers money on power that is being wasted in their factories. Click in to join the latest Printing Industries webinar next week, on Wednesday July 9 at 1pm AEST.

  • Doggett does digital 


    Finding ways to differentiate your product in the market gets more difficult when customers have many choices. Digital printing is still defying the trend towards commodity that has overtaken much of the offset world, which means the paper it processes attracts special attention.

  • Jet Technologies picks up Omet agency in Indonesia 


    Furthering Jack Malki’s drive to establish his label equipment business in the northern archipelago he has partnered with Italian press manufacturer to service the huge potential market.

  • Currie customers scoop Digital Awards 

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    The seventh HP Digital Excellence Awards revealed the region’s leaders in technology, quality and innovation. It was prize haul for Currie customers, with our local boys and girls bagging an impressive fourteen trophies for their remarkable contributions to the graphic arts industry.

  • Digital boon for Worldwide South Brisbane 


    The past six years has seen Worldwide South Brisbane undergo a complete digital overhaul and emerge stronger and more profitable than ever. Rebuilt from the ground up on a Konica Minolta platform in 2008, the business has defied the trends and entered a new growth phase.

  • Winds of change – Mark Bladon joins Fujifilm 


    Labels and narrow web get bumped up the totem pole as industry stalwart Mark Bladon signs onto the Fujifilm team. Bladon brings over 25 years printing industry experience on both sides of the supplier line to his new role as business development manager for this thriving sector.

  • State awards KO’d as NPAs get Anstice revamp 


    The 2014 National Print Awards marked the end of an era, as next year’s award season takes on a different flavour. State-based PICAS have been canned in light of dwindling numbers and decline in sponsorships, with the NPAs reverting to a direct entry model for the 2015 Awards.

  • ‘It’s the missing link’ – CMYKhub’s final touch to W2P 


    Free online design templates are set to power up the next stage of web-to-print development for print buyers and designers. CMYKhub has launched its ‘online design templates’ in a Design4print solution for customers with minimal set up costs and NO monthly fees