News Archive

  • Direct Digital staff seeking lost wages 


    Thirteen workers at Melbourne-based Direct Digital Group (DDG) are owed a total of $109,135 after last week’s collapse of the print pioneer and communications agency.

  • ‘Lucky’ apprentice up for PrintNZ award 


    Print specialist/graphic designer Rachael Smith of New Plymouth-based TGM Creative says she’s ‘delighted’ to be chosen as one of five finalists in this year’s PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year Awards.

  • Blue Star rebrands as part of ive Group 


    Sydney-based printer Blue Star Group has announced a major rebranding that will see most of its operating divisions form part of a print and marketing group known as ive.

  • Museum of NZ press faces shutdown 


    The national museum of New Zealand – Te Papa – is considering shutting down its publishing operation for up to five years, with the loss of four jobs.

  • Collapse of DDG and the Copy Captain 


    Melbourne-based Direct Digital Group (DDG), a digital print pioneer and communications agency, has gone into voluntary liquidation.

  • Konica Minolta pushes on with more takeovers 

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    Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia has acquired two leading IT services companies as part of its strategy to diversity its business into marketing services.

  • Newspapers unite in print campaign 


    Australia’s major newspaper publishing companies have launched a $5 million marketing campaign in a bid to stem falling advertising revenues and circulation figures.

  • What to look for at Printex 2015 


    This Printex will be big on ‘smart printing’ with MIS and production software everywhere. EFI is bringing its Productivity Suite to the show and will have a presence on many different stands. Optimus is making a dash for it with its new suite of programs. It’s going to be very intelligent show. Keep your eye on the latest news here.

  • Cactus sharpens production with Uvistar Pro 8 


    Sydney’s Cactus Imaging, part of the Opus Print Group, is renowned not just within Australia, but internationally as an industry-changing innovator, not afraid to push the boundaries of grand format digital printing to their very limits.

  • Australasian Paper Markets Outlook Forum 


    End-user needs will be a focus of this year’s 2015 Australasian Paper Markets Outlook Forum held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 17-18. From design parameters to delivery time-frames, pre-conversion or partial completion suppliers are becoming more adaptable.

  • Health care and super changes to feature in webinars 

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    A Printing Industries webinar next week will focus on how employers can have a healthy, motivated and productive workforce by providing a corporate health plan for employees.

  • Fuji Xerox boosts outdoor presence 

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    Fuji Xerox Australia will strengthen its stake in the thriving outdoor print market by becoming a distributer of the Fujifilm Acuity range.

  • PaperlinX gets time to dispose of Euro assets 


    Paper merchant PaperlinX has asked the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to extend its voluntary trading suspension as the company assesses the collapse of its UK business.

  • ‘Don’t make your news limited’ – appeal 


    One of Sydney’s last remaining independent newspapers City Hub has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a desperate bid to stay in business. It needs to raise $50,000 over the next six weeks in its ‘Don’t Make Your News Limited’ campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.

  • Comp Review could devastate publishing industry: APA 


    The Australian book publishing industry could suffer ‘massive and devastating’ consequences under ‘ideologically driven’ recommendations in the Harper Review, according to the Australian Publishers Association (APA).

  • That’s a winning wrap for AAA 


    AAA Packaging Supplies has won the 2015 Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association’s (APPMA) Imported Equipment Excellence Award for its innovative C-One Plana Pallet Wrapper.

  • Snap scores first Sydney-based director 


    Print provider Snap Franchising has appointed strategic planning expert Anne Cashman as its new non-executive director to assist with the company’s ambitious rebranding strategy.

  • Firewall for Spicers as Paperlinx UK goes up in smoke 


    Paper merchant’s profitable local operations are protected from the closure of most of PaperlinX UK operations as insurers withdraw credit ahead of voluntary administration.

  • Graphics Plus Printing on the block 


    Plastics print pioneer Graphics Plus Printing (GPP) is up for sale as a going concern just days after going into voluntary liquidation.

  • Record sales for print machinery manufacturer Gallus 


    Swiss-based Gallus Group increased global sales by 8% in 2014 thanks to a strong performance in the second half and a record final quarter.