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“Mate, we haven’t phoenixed anything.” 

Chameleon Group CEO Chris Kreiger brushed off industry speculation about Chameleon parent company Krico’s move into liquidation while owing $4 million, including $1 million to the ATO. About 13 staff members have lost their jobs.

  • Fujifilm to sue as Xerox launches auction 

    Fujifilm is planning to sue Xerox “as soon as possible” over its failed $6.1bn merger deal, as the new Xerox board begins an auction process looking for a better deal elsewhere. “We’re gonna market this company as best we can,” said billionaire Xerox investor Darwin Deason. 

  • Kirwan Print pushes into packaging 

    Kirwan Print Group is planning a major expansion that will double the size of its Sydney factory and transform the group’s Roller Poster unit into a flexible packaging company called Creatabull.

  • NSW PICAs return in style – and out west 

    The NSW Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards (PICAs) have returned as part of Printing Industries’ new pathway to the National Print Awards, and were held last night at Old Government House in Parramatta. Digitalpress was the big winner on the night, taking home 14 medals.

  • A refresh for the print awards 

    I have attended a lot of print awards – maybe too many. I’m probably like anyone who boasts about how many events they’ve attended. It may say more about the person than the event. Yes, I’m getting old and cranky.

  • STS Creative goes to auction this week 

    Auctioneer Dominion Group will hold a live webcast auction on Thursday of equipment from Melbourne’s STS Creative Printing, which shut down two weeks ago after 37 years in business and went into liquidation.

  • Bidding war for HT&E’s Adshel 

    APN Outdoor has lodged a $500 million bid for HT&E’s outdoor advertising business Adshel after rival oOh!media improved its initial offer to $470 million.

  •  Currie Group Roadshow opens in Adelaide 

    Currie Group’s Adelaide Roadshow has kicked off today and continues on Thursday, showcasing inline automated booklet production and a range of other integrated print solutions.

  • Newsprint imports crash as exports soar 

    Imports of newsprint have plummeted by 70 percent from this time last year, according to industry bible Pulp and Paper Edge. At the same time, exports have jumped by almost half. Newsprint imports totalled only 5348 tonnes for the March quarter of this year.

  • John Visentin named as new Xerox CEO 

    US giant Xerox has appointed John Visentin (pictured) as its new CEO after “terminating” a proposed $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings. The Japanese company says it’s considering legal action over its failed takeover bid.

  • HP unveils new kit at Dscoop 

    HP has debuted a pair of new equipment solutions at Dscoop Asia in South Korea: the HP Latex R2000 printer for rigid and soft signage, and the DesignJet Z-series for large-format photo printing.

  • Banknote printers to down tools next Friday 

    Employees will stop work for one day next Friday May 25 if Note Printing Australia (NPA) doesn’t come back to the table, as part of a series of industrial actions following months of unsuccessful negotiation. The industrial action was approved by 97 percent of employees.

  • Attale, Lean and Lighting: NZ training awards 

    Dilanka Attale of Kiwi Labels has won the Print Apprentice of the Year Award at the 25th annual Pride In Print Awards in Auckland. Colin Lean of Logan Print was named Trainer of the Year and Lightning Labels won Training Company of the Year.

  • Neopost powers its seminars up again 

    Fresh from the success of its Power of Print seminars earlier this year, Neopost has announced a second series to be held in NSW, Queensland and Victoria this July. Power of Print is designed to connect Neopost with partners and industry professionals. Registration is open now.

  • It’s off! Xerox terminates Fujifilm deal 

    Xerox Corp has called off its proposed $6.1 billion agreement with Fujifilm and signed a new settlement with activist shareholders Carl Icahn and Darren Deason, who had sued to block the takeover deal. Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson has resigned, along with five other board members.

  • Money printers vote for industrial action 

    Workers at Australia’s money printing facility Note Printing Australia – a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of work stoppages after months of unsuccessful negotiations over wage rises.

  • From taxi meters to postage meters 

    Four years ago, Murray Bell was the owner of a small taxi company in Oamaru, 90 minutes down the road from Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island. As his drivers didn’t have much to do at night, Bell needed a way to keep them profitable.

  • Russia rebuffs anti-dumping commission 

    Russia is refusing to cooperate with a federal government Anti-Dumping Commission investigation into alleged dumping of cheap A4 copy paper on the Australian market. Finland also dismissed dumping allegations as “questionable.”

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