Print 21 official release in Adelaide March 9.
A series of industry education events at PacPrint in May and a further series of information nights at locations around the country will follow up the official launch.
The document is the culmination of three years of research and consultation by a high-powered industry body. Its launch has been delayed at least twice. It consists of a three part publication: an executive summary which gives an overview of the process and the conclusions: a work book consisting of the research papers that have formed the basis of the agenda; a tool kit which has been produced by an industry consultant, Goran Roos.
According to Trevor Hone, chairman of the Print21 Action committee, the tool kit forms the core of the document. It is designed to help printers apply the findings of the research papers to their own enterprise and develop methods of furthering it in a changing world.
Results from trial sessions where printers have worked through the tool kits have been very positive, said Hone. He expects more printers to become involved in trials before the official launch.
Copies of the documents will be available to the industry without charge and workshops to encourage their implementation will be held across the country.
Although the publication of the Print 21report is a high point of the industry development process, Trevor Hone makes the point that it is only one part of an ongoing 12 point action agenda which will address the future of the industry.
The working papers can be downloaded from the web site at www.print21.com.au