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Japanese swoop on Spicers in $146.7m deal 

Paper, packaging and wide format supplier Spicers is being bought by Japanese paper giant KPP, in a $146.7m deal set to go through in July, subject to shareholder approval.

  • Industry pushback on ideological super attacks 

    Peak industry body warns Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, not to mess with Media Super. In the first of series of Government consultations, Andrew Macaulay, CEO, Printing Industries sticks up for the printing industry’s default superannuation fund.

  • New EFI chief makes innovation pledge 

    Giving his opening address at his first EFI Connect user event in Las Vegas, the company’s new CEO Bill Muir pledged that the company would continue its drive to enable printers to exploit the myriad opportunities emerging in the modern era.

  • Durst expands wide format production 

    Wide format print systems manufacturer Durst is consolidating its roll-fed and flatbed production into one expanded site, with a new leadership team.

  • Print bungle hits all HSC students 

    Every one of the roughly 70,000 NSW students who completed their Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams last year has reportedly received a certificate printed with the wrong date. Education minister Rob Stokes (pictured) vowed the mistake would be fixed immediately.

  • Winds of change: Trickey goes to WestRock 

    Industry identity Graham Trickey (pictured) has taken over as operations director at American-owned packaging giant WestRock Company after a four-and-a-half-year stint at Visy. Trickey has also worked for Dominion Print, Lilyfield Print and Hannanprint.

  • Winds of change: Visual Connections event manager steps up as BDM 

    Visual Connections has appointed event manager Sarah Moore as its new business development manager following the departure of former general manager Karen Goldsmith from the organisation last year.

  • Beware of ink migration, says expert 

    Label printers and packagers need to be aware of the risks associated with chemical migration, according to a new white paper from Jet Technologies, which says low-weight particles with a molecular weight of less than 1000 Daltons can enter cells in the human body.

  • Aftermarket toner makes its mark 

    Aftermarket suppliers have captured 33 per cent of monochrome toner shipments worldwide and about 25 per cent of revenue, and have also made gains in the colour space, according to a new report from analysts Virtulytix.

  • 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.

  • Embellishing: the truth – Print21 Magazine 

    With the value that embellishments can add to printing work, many businesses are jumping on board to pretty up their print. The question soon comes up, however: when should printers invest in their own embellishing kit, as opposed to outsourcing to a for-trade finishing house?

  • Mission-critical service – Print21 Magazine 

    Uptime is the essential factor when calculating productivity, even more so than speed. Delivering fast and reliable service to ensure maximum utilisation is more than a mission statement for Konica Minolta. Read the full report in Print21 magazine.

  • HP Indigo in CMYKhub – Print21 Magazine 

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

  • Holmesglen reborn – Print21 Magazine 

    Victoria’s leading print training centre Holmesglen is establishing a strong and stable position in the tumultuous world of print education. Programme director Paul Ross talks to editor Wayne Robinson in the latest issue of Print21 magazine.

  • A tale of two online auctions 

    Changing times at two printing outfits, Dotprint in Springvale and Cardboard Containers in Rosebery sees a heap of printing and converting equipment up for auction. The plant and equipment for a complete B1 printing operation from Dotprint and surplus kit at Carboard Containers is being auctioned over the next two weeks.

  • Intertype Iridesse gets world 1st Color-Logic 

    Melbourne marketing services provider Intertype has installed a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse, and the first in the country with the Color-Logic special effects software.

  • Rob Mollee new Kodak ANZ sales director 

    Well known industry identity Rob Mollee is the new Kodak Australasia sales director, responsible for sales and the sales team for the Australia and New Zealand Graphics Market of the Kodak Printing Systems Division.

  • Rotometrics makes Melbourne investment 

    Die making trade house Rotometrics is investing in upgrading its Melbourne centre, in a move it says will reduce turnaround time by eight per cent.

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