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Lawsuits, letters, frenzy in double-dipping casual staff stoush 

Lawsuits, letters, a Senate debate – print business owners around the country are watching nervously as the battle over double-dipping of casual staff reaches a crescendo.

  • PIAA wins free apprentice training in NSW 

    Printers in NSW will no longer pay for TAFE based apprenticeship training, with the government committing $14,550 for each print apprentice, following lobbying and discussions between the PIAA and the state government.

  • Darwin printer goes out of action 

    David Atkinson’s Darwin-based printer Action Print has shut its doors and entered voluntary liquidation over a “non-sizeable” debt.

  • Magazine feature: A big plus for label converters 

    UV inkjet is an up-and-coming technology in the world of digital label printing, and Screen’s L350UV inkjet label press has enjoyed considerable success in Australia and New Zealand, with five installations across the two countries. Now, the upgraded version has arrived.

  • New free recycling for HP Indigo users from today 

    HP Indigo users are able to take part in a new free recycling programme that will see all used ink cans and ink tubes, as well as all BIDs (ink developers) and rollers, taken away by recycling operation Close the Loop.

  • A bottle with your name on it – literally 

    An Australian company is printing customised brand labels that consumers can apply to bottles of beer, wine and spirits.

  • AUSPACK 2019 to be largest ever 

    Printers looking to expand their business with additional revenue streams can visit Australia’s biggest packaging and processing trade show, AUSPACK 2019, in Melbourne next week.

  • Men’s mental health swim set to go annual 

    The weekend’s first mental health for men swim-a-thon on Sydney’s northern beaches exceeded all expectations of organisers, who are now planning an annual event.

  • Canon shuts down local R&D 

    Canon will shut Australian R&D subsidiary Canon Information Systems Research Australia (Cisra) after almost 30 years in operation, with 35 staff to be made redundant.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

    Read all the latest printing news on social media here, including posts from Dashing Group and its What’s in Store event, Konica Minolta and its approach to AI, and Starleaton demonstrates how to eliminate the challenges of printing with white. It’s information you need to keep up. Read and watch it here.

  • 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 for another year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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