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CMYKhub pulls out of UK for regional focus 

Australia’s biggest trade printer CMYKhub is exiting the UK on Friday, citing a change in strategic direction with a focus on its Australasian businesses, coinciding with a lease ending, as the reason.

  • Waratah hits ATO wind-up for six 

    Melbourne’s biggest printer Waratah Group says the ATO-issued winding up order against it is due to an anomaly, and the outstanding amount will be paid in full on May 3.

  • Palmer making Chinese print great 

    Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party is printing election corflutes in China, according to images posted to Twitter, despite his electioneering on a manufacture in Australia policy.

  • PIAA pursuing Qld TAFE print funding 

    Peak industry association PIAA says it is closer to securing funding for print courses at Queenland TAFEs, following a breakthrough multi-stakeholder meeting in Brisbane.

  • Green signage a win for Hume candidate 

    Independent candidate for Hume, Huw Kingston, believes politicians should put their money where their mouths are, and to show he is serious about the environment he is doing away with the usual plastic corflute advertising signs, and using Oppboga recyclable waterproof cardboard – supplied by Starleaton – instead.

  • Konica Minolta kick-off aims for growth 

    Some 270 staff and channel partners from across Australia have taken part in the Konica Minolta sales kick-off, which saw the company aiming to build on its ten years of successive growth.

  • Fujifilm to focus on Acuity Ultra at Fespa 

    Fujifilm will use its booth at Fespa Global Print Expo next month in Munich to showcase the Acuity Ultra, a superwide format printer targeted at the high end indoor graphics and outdoor signage markets.

  • Mutoh inks now Greenguard certified 

    Wide format systems supplier Mutoh has had its original LED-UV ink, or US11 ink, Greenguard certified. The certification on US11 ink is across the Mutoh ValueJet range including wide format printers and promotional printers.

  • Mimaki launches new flatbed UV printer 

    Mimaki is launching a new flatbed UV printer, the JFX200-2513 EX, five years after its predecessor JFX200-2513 came onto the market.

  • P/E fund banks on corrugated and textile growth in $1.7bn EFI buy 

    EFI is being sold to US private equity fund Siris, which is stumping up $1.7bn in a leveraged all-cash deal for 100 per cent of the shares to acquire the billion dollar technology business, aiming to realise super-charged growth in packaging and textile printing for its returns.

  • Kwik Kopy franchisees to join PIAA 

    The majority of Kwik Kopy franchisees are set to become members of peak industry association PIAA, with the owners’ group unanimously voting to join at its biennial conference.

  • Heidelberg launches boxuni web-to-pack 

    Press giant Heidelberg is launching boxuni – which it says is the world’s first web-to-pack platform and digital production solution for designing and ordering customised folding cartons – in partnership with one of China’s leading packaging manufacturers, Xianjunlong Colour Printing.

  • VIDEO SPECIAL: Currie shines Indigo at Luminar 

    Making sure the new HP Indigo 20000 at Luminar is looking its best is Currie Group NSW account manager Will Currie (right), who bet Luminar owner Matt Ellis (left) that he would personally clean the press, in appropriate apparel, if Ellis signed the order.

  • QLM Grand Winner at HP awards 

    The QLM Label Makers Group took top honours at the HP Asia Pacific and Japan Digital Awards as the Grand Winner – Labels for its Food Label: Pukara Estate Mosaic Series that featured 1000 unique label designs.

  • Combined dominant player to service 90% of ANZ printing roller market 

    The Bottcher Systems buyout of Brissett Rollers creates a manufacturing and service company of scale in Australia using the best aspects of both companies. Under Mitch Mulligan (pictured) it intends to meet the market with a combination of German imports and local roller manufacturing.

  • Durst, Koenig Bauer, sign packaging JV 

    Durst and Koenig & Bauer have signed their joint venture agreement, which paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fibreboard industry.

  • Japan rugby trip in Yupo prize draw 

    One lucky Yupo printer will be on an all expenses paid trip to watch Australia versus Wales in the Rugby World Cup, taking place in Japan in September.

  • Kavenagh says XMPie approach for labels needed 

    With the digital labels and packaging market set to grow by 13 per cent in each of the next two years XMPie regional sales manager Enda Kavenagh says adding value will be key to printers achieving maximum results.

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