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Japanese swoop on Spicers in $146.7m deal 

Paper, packaging and wide format supplier Spicers is being bought by Japanese paper giant KPP, in a $146.7m deal set to go through in July, subject to shareholder approval.

  • Embellishing: the truth – Print21 Magazine 

    With the value that embellishments can add to printing work, many businesses are jumping on board to pretty up their print. The question soon comes up, however: when should printers invest in their own embellishing kit, as opposed to outsourcing to a for-trade finishing house?

  • Mission-critical service – Print21 Magazine 

    Uptime is the essential factor when calculating productivity, even more so than speed. Delivering fast and reliable service to ensure maximum utilisation is more than a mission statement for Konica Minolta. Read the full report in Print21 magazine.

  • HP Indigo in CMYKhub – Print21 Magazine 

    National trade printing house CMYKhub has installed five 
HP Indigo Digital Presses, the biggest order supplier Currie Group 
has received in the 17 years it has been supplying the presses.

  • Holmesglen reborn – Print21 Magazine 

    Victoria’s leading print training centre Holmesglen is establishing a strong and stable position in the tumultuous world of print education. Programme director Paul Ross talks to editor Wayne Robinson in the latest issue of Print21 magazine.

  • A tale of two online auctions 

    Changing times at two printing outfits, Dotprint in Springvale and Cardboard Containers in Rosebery sees a heap of printing and converting equipment up for auction. The plant and equipment for a complete B1 printing operation from Dotprint and surplus kit at Carboard Containers is being auctioned over the next two weeks.

  • Intertype Iridesse gets world 1st Color-Logic 

    Melbourne marketing services provider Intertype has installed a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse, and the first in the country with the Color-Logic special effects software.

  • Rob Mollee new Kodak ANZ sales director 

    Well known industry identity Rob Mollee is the new Kodak Australasia sales director, responsible for sales and the sales team for the Australia and New Zealand Graphics Market of the Kodak Printing Systems Division.

  • Rotometrics makes Melbourne investment 

    Die making trade house Rotometrics is investing in upgrading its Melbourne centre, in a move it says will reduce turnaround time by eight per cent.

  • Next census to be three quarters online 

    The government expects three quarters of the population to complete the next census online, pushing print further away. This is despite the shambles in 2016 when it went online for the first time only to infamously crash out on the day.

  • Roll-to-roll Karibu coming from swissQprint 

    Swiss wide format developer swissQprint is set to launch Karibu, its first reel-to-reel wide format print system, with Fespa in May slated for the launch.

  • PrintNZ launches key 2019 dates 

    The Kiwi print industry has a series of upcoming events, as PrintNZ launches a packed programme for the first half of the year.

  • JCDecaux refutes Sydney tender story 

    International out of home business (OOH) JCDecaux has refuted claims made by the Australian Financial Review that it is the front runner for the lucrative City of Sydney OOH contract.

  • A revolution in textile printing 

    When the SureColor Fabric series was first launched it represented a revolution in textile printing. The equipment was designed from the ground up to provide a complete single-vendor solution with simpler operation, higher durability, and superior imaging.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

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

  • 1st new Techkon SpectroPlate into Australia 

    Well-known printing colour guru David Crowther (pictured) of Colour Graphic Services, the Australian agent for the award-winning, high-end German print technology manufacturer was impressed by the speed of the industry’s response to the launch.

  • PIAA ups industrial advocacy with Puri 

    PIAA is expanding the services available to members, with the appointment of expert industrial advocate Sam Puri to its staff.

  • JC Decaux set for $300m Sydney OOH contract 

    Industry insiders are confident that incumbent JC Decaux will see off its only real rival oOh! Media and win the race for the $300m City of Sydney outdoor media contract.

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