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Luminar shines with new HP Indigo 20000 

Fresh off its move to a bigger premises, Sydney label and packaging printer Luminar, formerly Avonlea Labels, will bolster its move into flexible packaging with a new HP Indigo 20000 from Currie Group.

  • Signwave results jump by 18% 

    Sign shop franchise operation Signwave has seen an 18 per cent jump in sales this year, helped by new stores opening in Perth and Adelaide.

  • Howzat! GPI turns to UK for cricket buckets 

    Graphic Packaging International has scored a contract to manufacture half a million environmentally-friendly KFC food buckets for the 2018 cricket Big Bash League in Australia, but the buckets are exclusively made at GPI’s plant in Winsford, UK.

  • Vale Paul Taylor 

    Paul Taylor, long time owner and managing director of print equipment supplier Photo Electronic Services (PES), has passed away.

  • Starleaton supplies one way Uni vision 

    The new ContraVision HD window film supplied by Starleaton allows one way vision without compromising on print quality, as Newcastle Uni discovered. To hide its interior refurbishment works, the university turned to SWS Signage in Sandgate, which applied the ContraVision HD film.

  • Impact celebrating 60 years 

    Tube maker Impact International has commemorated its 60th anniversary in business, which the company attributes to its flexibility and customer service. Held at Fairfield RSL, the celebration raised $1,370 for the Exodus Foundation Christmas appeal.

  • Esko launches expanded Software Platform 

    Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform, saying the new release delivers a host of platform-wide updates, including full plug-in capability with Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • 100,000 at Chinese print show 

    The seventh Chinese print exhibition All In Print has just finished with record breaking numbers, seeing 100,000 printers come through the doors of the five day show.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

    Read all the latest printing news on Social Media here. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn: Australian and NZ graphic companies are updating printing posts every day. It’s information you need to keep up. Read and watch it here.

  • ATO pursuing Picton winding up 

    Struggling WA outfit Picton Press is back in court on December 18, as the Australian Tax Office pursues its winding up order against the debt-ridden company.

  • Vale Gerard Unger, world’s first digital typeface designer 

    Gerard Unger, regarded as the father of digital typography and a giant in modern font design has passed away in his native Holland, aged 76.

  • Outdoor shake-up moves to NZ 

    The latest deal in the wave of major consolidations that are taking place in the outdoor media world (OOH) sees QMS merging its Kiwi out of home business with MediaWorks, New Zealand’s leading independent radio, TV and digital business.

  • IVE appoints first CMO in expansion move 

    Diversified marketing services group IVE has appointed WPP exec Rob Draper as its first chief marketing officer, as the $695m business looks to expand its regional and global presence.

  • Graphics Grab Bag – Beware the Xmas print scam 

    With the same inevitability of the arrival of sunburn, hangovers and Santa Claus comes the latest in printing scams.

  • Ferrel to speak at Fespa Asia 

    Cactus Imaging general manager Keith Ferrel will be one of the key speakers at the upcoming Fespa Asia Print Expo regional wide format show.

  • Pantone makes a splash with Living Coral, the 2019 Colour of the Year 

    The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019 is what the company describes as the bright and optimistic 16-1546 Living Coral, a dramatic departure from 2018’s deep purple 18-3838 Ultra Violet, and a colour which Pantone says represents the fusion of modern life.

  • Print21 Nov Dec in the mail 

    The latest feature-packed issue of Print21, the leading print business magazine for Australia and New Zealand, is in the mail, and should be on the desks of printers early next week.

  • CMYKhub installs five HP Indigos 

    National trade printing house has just installed five HP Indigo Digital Presses , the biggest order supplier Currie Group has received in the 17 years it has been supplying the presses.

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