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Jason goes commercial with Expo buy 

John Mancini’s Jason Signmakers has bought the assets and saved all the jobs at Ron Eacott’s stricken Expo Group, the latest print business to hit the skids on the west coast.

  • US print rebounds in 2018 

    US print has bounced back last year from a disappointing 2017, with many businesses reporting a boost in revenue, and saying they are intending to take on more staff.

  • Malcolm Auld & Steve Harris star at PIAA direct mail event 

    Marketing gurus teams up to reinforce the power of mail as the Real Digital Disruptor at a significant Printing Industries event in Brisbane. A large turnout of industry professionals came to hear how direct mail has not only retained its power but also increased its effectiveness in the digital age.

  • And the printing award goes to… Kwik Kopy 

    Kwik Kopy has been chosen as the official print partner for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

  • Starleaton and Oki team up for open house 

    Starleaton and Oki will host an open house event at Oki’s showroom in Macquarie Park NSW, to demonstrate Oki’s ColorPainter range of wide-format digital printers.

  • Orora opens doors to AIP at Botany mill 

    Fibre packaging giant Orora has hosted a visit by Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) members to its recycling plant in Botany NSW to show off its massive B9 paper line.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

    Read all the latest printing news on social media here, including posts from Direct Paper teaming with Sappi, Epson’s AR at the Melbourne Formula 1, and Hedielberg’s Versafire print jobs. It’s information you need to keep up. Read and watch it here.

  • Macaulay says McManus will declare war on employers 

    The CEO of PIAA Andrew Macaulay says the most powerful trade unionist in the country, ACTU general secretary Sally McManus, will “declare war on the employer if Labor is elected”, following her claims that living standards are lower than 25 years ago, and saying the country is in income recession.

  • Cactus develops 100% recyclable billboard skins 

    Wide format print business Cactus Imaging has developed what it says is the world’s first recyclable billboard skin, known as SmartSkins, to be used instead of the traditional PVC skins.

  • Cost and effort preventing eco-labels taking off 

    Calls are being made for a labelling system to distinguish between different types of plastic waste for recycling, but a problem is that ecolabels haven’t really take off, not in the graphics industry and not elsewhere.

  • Print21 hosting EFI Vutek h webinars 

    EFI is running a series of global webinars on the new Vutek h series superwide format printer, with Print21 publishing editor Patrick Howard set to host the Australia and New Zealand event.

  • SGIAA presenting colour bootcamp at Starleaton 

    Trade association SGIAA is hosting a three-day colour management workshop at Starleaton in Melbourne, which features US print specialist and director of digital print programmes at the US SGIA Ray Weiss.

  • Printers invited to Roland DG Academy training 

    Wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters developer Roland DG Australia has released its dates for VersaWorks: Beyond the Basics, the Roland DG Academy training course for 2019.

  • Tax Office and Picton set for 1 May DOCA date 

    The long-running legal battle between the ATO and Picton Press is set to continue to May, with the ATO contesting the controversial Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA), an arrangement which would allow the company to pay only 1c-2c in the dollar to its major unsecured creditors.

  • ABC of Konica Minolta’s digital label ecosystem 

    Konica Minolta invited XMPie, printIQ and QLM to Holmesglen Institute to give a master class to the Victorian print industry on the future of short-run digital label printing, with the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190.

  • Label Image invests in new Durst 

    WA-based Label Image has invested in a Durst Tau 330 E UV inkjet press, coupled with the Durst Workflow Label system, including variable data printing.

  • LIA to host Fuji Xerox visit 

    LIA NSW will look at green practices in print when it hosts a tour of the Fuji Xerox Rosehill facility next month, with the theme A Blueprint for Sustainable Practices.

  • Queensland firm prints bus for NSW Liberals 

    The graphic on the NSW Liberal Party’s big blue bus for the 2019 election campaign – with slogan Let’s Get It Done NSW – was not printed in the state, but in Queensland.

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