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IVE opens new super automated $50m Franklin Web NSW heatset site 

Diversified marketing services group IVE has officially opened its new $50m Franklin Web NSW print centre, wowing guests at the opening event with its unprecedented levels of automation.

  • Chinese co buys seven HP Indigo 20000s 

    Chinese candy packager LVAI will expand its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses to eight, in what is the Asia-Pacific and Japan region’s largest deployment of the press model to date.

  • AIG attempts to stymie award reform 

    The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has withdrawn its submission to update the competencies under the graphic arts award. Lorraine Cassin, AMWU (pictured) said the Australian Industry Group (AIG) was not prepared to work constructively in the process.

  • Scott invests in Iridesse from Fuji Xerox 

    Multi-award winning WA print business Scott Print has invested in a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse, the six-unit digital colour print solution.

  • Fujifilm to show Acuity Ultra at Cactus 

    Printers will be able to see the new Fuijfilm Acuity Ultra in action the week after next, as the supplier and the SGIAA host an Open House at first Australian customer Cactus Imaging. Owned by oOh!Media, Cactus specialises in out of home advertising, commercial print, retail, and events.

  • ALP ‘fully engaged’ on VET reform 

    Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek has met with Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries, who says Plibersek gave her support for the need to overhaul vocational education and training (VET).

  • Kodak sells flexo division for $540m 

    Kodak has sold its flexographic packaging division to a private equity firm for up to an estimated $390 million USD ($540m AUD). The sale to Montagu Private Equity will see the division spun off into a new standalone company.

  • Graphic Grab Bag – New Xerox and EFI CEOs face tough beginnings 

    First time reporting from the new CEOs of Xerox and EFI on their Q3 results show why the guys at the top are paid so well. Also innovations in postal services and Epson’s marketing triumph.
    Your weekly catch up on essential news.

  • Ricoh expands gamut with ColorGate 

    Ricoh has purchased German colour management software specialist ColorGate, the latest move in the manufacturer’s strategy to boost growth by expanding its product portfolio. According to Jonny Rumney, Celmac (pictured), the move will help ColorGate grow its footprint.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Picton creditors furious as administrator pushes DOCA through 

    Furious unsecured creditors of Perth based Picton Press are up in arms, as the company is set to come out of administration with a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) that the administrator says will see most creditors receive between just 1c and 2c in the dollar for the $2.25m they are owed.

  • ANALSYIS: Picton paper options shrinking 

    The ability of a DOCA enabled PIcton Press to operate an ongoing sustainable business will to a large extent depend on its paper supply, and options appear to be shrinking.

  • 1st XMPie innovation event flies into Palm Cove 

    An elite troupe of Israeli software engineers delivers two days of in-depth workflow and cross media presentations to local printers and coders at the inaugural XMPie regional innovation event, hosted by Enda Kavanagh, Sales Manager – Asia Pacific at XMPie.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

    Read all the latest printing news on Social Media here. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagam, 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

  • Label converter makes big Impact on Coles 

    Impact Labels has become one of just two companies certified by Coles Supermarkets as a preferred flexographic label provider. In a trial, Impact used UV flexo solutions from Jet Technologies to achieve a 97 per cent accuracy in matching Pantone and special colours.

  • EFI and Starleaton team up for webinar 

    EFI and Australian channel partner Starleaton will host a wide-format webinar next Tuesday, 20 November, to educate printers on how to grow their businesses with wide-format technology.

  • Pride in Print entries open 

    New Zealand’s premier print awards Pride in Print are open for entries, for work produced in 2018. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at TSB Arena on May 3 next year.

  • Mutoh appoints Sign Supplies New Zealand as national dealer 

    Mutoh Australia has appointed Sign Supplies New Zealand as a national dealer for sales and service across the full range of Mutoh printers for New Zealand.

  • GJS celebrating 40 years in print 

    GJS this month is celebrating 40 years in business, having grown to become a premier provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries throughout Australia.

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