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Iridesse is in ‘a class of its own’: Pettaras 

Sydney’s Digitalpress has long been at the forefront of digital printing innovation. Now, with the addition of the new Fuji Xerox Iridesse press, the bespoke printing house and its owner Theo Pettaras are able to push the limits of digital technology in a way they never could before.

  • NSW ends TAFE fees for some apprentices 

    Printing Industries has welcomed the move by the Berejiklian Government to scrap TAFE NSW fees for 100,000 apprentices, a move that will save some students up to $2,000. The PIAA says it will mean more apprentices enrolling for print qualifications.

  • Winds of change: ink expert joins Jet Tech 

    Former Amcor ink specialist Paul Mercuri (pictured) has been appointed technical sales representative at Jet Technologies in Melbourne. “With his extensive knowledge and expertise, he will be a valued addition to the Jet Technologies team.”

  • Making web-to-print work for you 

    Online ordering is taking off, and many printers are cashing in on the trend by investing in web-to-print (W2P) systems that promise to slash costs and boost efficiency. EFI’s Daniel Aloi examines the benefits.

  • Holgate shakes up Post executive suites 

    Ingo Bohlken of Deutsche Post and former Linfox CEO Annette Carey will join Australia Post as part of a radical restructure by the national mail carrier’s boss, Christine Holgate. The two appointments are part of a management shakeup that has created five new executive positions.

  • NPAs tee off in Sydney’s southwest 

    The 2018 National Print Awards will be held at Brighton Lakes Golf Club in Moorebank, in southwestern Sydney, on June 29. The big night will feature the gold-medal winners from each state’s PICA awards.

  • Outdoor board weathers Vivid Sydney 

    Visitors to this year’s Vivid Sydney festival are being treated to an unusual (and sustainable) sight: signage printed by VFX Print Group on Oppboga outdoor board supplied by Starleaton, which has survived a lashing from the rain and emerged none the worse for wear.

  • FESPA Berlin – Nessan Cleary’s in-depth report 

    Fespa has always been about wide format printing but this year’s show saw high volume printers mixed with industrial textile printers and even corrugated printing, as Print21’s Nessan Cleary found out when he went along to the expo.

  • Horton slams Fairfax on the way out 

    Horton Media is shutting down its coldset printing plant in Queensland and exiting the Australian newspaper publishing market, blaming “grossly uncompetitive behaviour” by competitor Fairfax Media.

  • ‘Uncovered openings’ at fatal gas leak site 

    An investigation into a gas leak that claimed the lives of two workers at Norske Skog’s Albury paper mill has found that deadly hydrogen sulphide gas leaked from “uncovered openings” at the site.

  • MBE celebrates 25th with two new centres 

    Print and mail franchiser Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) is celebrating 25 years in Australia with the opening of two new business centres in the coming months, bringing the number of its Australian locations to 38.

  • IVE to print next federal election ballots 

    IVE Group has signed a $2.1 million contract extension to its now $4.8 million deal with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the printing of ballot papers for the next federal election.

  • PIAA welcomes extra money in QLD budget 

    Printing Industries has given a qualified ‘thumbs-up’ to the Queensland Labor Government’s budget, welcoming a funding boost for training and an ongoing payroll tax offset for companies taking on trainees. “It’s a start,” says PIAA president Walter Kuhn.

  • Roger Kirwan’s miraculous escape 

    Roger Kirwan (pictured), owner of Sydney’s Kirwan Print Group, escaped with minor injuries after a speeding truck ploughed into an outdoor table at Starbucks in Salt Lake City and killed one of two friends he was meeting for a coffee.

  • Print Supply auction begins on Friday 

    Graysonline will hold an auction of offset presses, digital printers, finishing and bindery equipment from Melbourne’s Print Supply Management, which closed its doors and went into liquidation last month.

  • Fujifilm sets deadline for Xerox 

    Fujifilm says it will walk away from its $US6.1 billion merger proposal with Xerox Corp if there’s no progress within six months. “I’m not going to wait forever,” said Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori (pictured).

  • Changing workplace culture at IVE – Print21 Magazine 

    IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig is driving the company’s innovative program to improve the working lives of its employees. In the latest issue of Print21 magazine, he tells Patrick Howard how the initiative covers areas such as health, lifestyle benefits and financial advice.

  • The Romance of Letterpress: A printer’s journey across America, 1913. 

    On a freezing day in 1913, a 21-year-old Sydney letterpress printer walked off a boat in San Francisco into the teeth of a howling blizzard to begin his journey across the US to ‘learn the trade’. James Cryer shares the tale of his grandfather’s pioneering adventure.

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