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Vic printing rort: ‘Nothing to do with us’ 

Charges have been laid to four people over kickbacks from alleged inflated invoices sent by East Keilor print business F and M Printing to the office of former Victorian Labor MP Khalil Eideh.

  • Print package stocks ride ASX storm 

    The share prices of listed print and packaging companies have been largely unaffected by the current volatility affecting the stock market, instead they have been going in every direction possible.

  • Citywide gets in the saddle with Horizon 

    Sydney digital printer Citywide Print has boosted its production capacity with the addition of a second-hand Horizon SPF-20A saddle-stitcher and FC-20A trimmer, plus two VAC 100 towers, all supplied by Currie Group.

  • Heidelberg opens new digital innovation centre 

    Heidelberg says the new Innovation Center (IVC) for the graphic arts industry is now Open for Innovation, at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site.

  • Graphics Grab: Big printers drag industry profits 

    Printing is a tough game; a good industry but a hard place to make a quid, especially for large businesses. Startling statistics coming out of the USA reveal small printers are much more profitable.

  • Orora first for new Nozomi white ink 

    EFI has launched a white ink for its Nozomi digital corrugated board press, and it launched new three print modes (versions) that it says trade colour gamut against ink usage according to application.

  • Goss ends US manufacturing 

    The final press has rolled off the production line at the Durham manufacturing unit of Goss, which is now part of the new manroland Goss company.

  • 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.

  • Luminar shines with new HP Indigo 20000 

    Fresh off its move to a bigger premises, Sydney label and packaging printer Luminar, formerly Avonlea Labels, will bolster its move into flexible packaging with a new HP Indigo 20000 from Currie Group.

  • Signwave results jump by 18% 

    Sign shop franchise operation Signwave has seen an 18 per cent jump in sales this year, helped by new stores opening in Perth and Adelaide.

  • Howzat! GPI turns to UK for cricket buckets 

    Graphic Packaging International has scored a contract to manufacture half a million environmentally-friendly KFC food buckets for the 2018 cricket Big Bash League in Australia, but the buckets are exclusively made at GPI’s plant in Winsford, UK.

  • Vale Paul Taylor 

    Paul Taylor, long time owner and managing director of print equipment supplier Photo Electronic Services (PES), has passed away.

  • Starleaton supplies one way Uni vision 

    The new ContraVision HD window film supplied by Starleaton allows one way vision without compromising on print quality, as Newcastle Uni discovered. To hide its interior refurbishment works, the university turned to SWS Signage in Sandgate, which applied the ContraVision HD film.

  • Impact celebrating 60 years 

    Tube maker Impact International has commemorated its 60th anniversary in business, which the company attributes to its flexibility and customer service. Held at Fairfield RSL, the celebration raised $1,370 for the Exodus Foundation Christmas appeal.

  • Esko launches expanded Software Platform 

    Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform, saying the new release delivers a host of platform-wide updates, including full plug-in capability with Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • 100,000 at Chinese print show 

    The seventh Chinese print exhibition All In Print has just finished with record breaking numbers, seeing 100,000 printers come through the doors of the five day show.

  • ATO pursuing Picton winding up 

    Struggling WA outfit Picton Press is back in court on December 18, as the Australian Tax Office pursues its winding up order against the debt-ridden company.

  • Vale Gerard Unger, world’s first digital typeface designer 

    Gerard Unger, regarded as the father of digital typography and a giant in modern font design has passed away in his native Holland, aged 76.

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