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P/E fund banks on corrugated and textile growth in $1.7bn EFI buy 

EFI is being sold to US private equity fund Siris, which is stumping up $1.7bn in a leveraged all-cash deal for 100 per cent of the shares to acquire the billion dollar technology business, aiming to realise super-charged growth in packaging and textile printing for its returns.

  • Waratah hits ATO wind-up for six 

    Melbourne’s biggest printer Waratah Group says the ATO-issued winding up order against it is due to an anomaly, and says the outstanding amount will be paid in full on May 3.

  • Kwik Kopy franchisees to join PIAA 

    The majority of Kwik Kopy franchisees are set to become members of peak industry association PIAA, with the owners’ group unanimously voting to join at its biennial conference.

  • Heidelberg launches boxuni web-to-pack 

    Press giant Heidelberg is launching boxuni – which it says is the world’s first web-to-pack platform and digital production solution for designing and ordering customised folding cartons – in partnership with one of China’s leading packaging manufacturers, Xianjunlong Colour Printing.

  • VIDEO SPECIAL: Currie shines Indigo at Luminar 

    Making sure the new HP Indigo 20000 at Luminar is looking its best is Currie Group NSW account manager Will Currie (right), who bet Luminar owner Matt Ellis (left) that he would personally clean the press, in appropriate apparel, if Ellis signed the order.

  • QLM Grand Winner at HP awards 

    The QLM Label Makers Group took top honours at the HP Asia Pacific and Japan Digital Awards as the Grand Winner – Labels for its Food Label: Pukara Estate Mosaic Series that featured 1000 unique label designs.

  • Combined dominant player to service 90% of ANZ printing roller market 

    The Bottcher Systems buyout of Brissett Rollers creates a manufacturing and service company of scale in Australia using the best aspects of both companies. Under Mitch Mulligan (pictured) it intends to meet the market with a combination of German imports and local roller manufacturing.

  • Durst, Koenig Bauer, sign packaging JV 

    Durst and Koenig & Bauer have signed their joint venture agreement, which paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fibreboard industry.

  • Japan rugby trip in Yupo prize draw 

    One lucky Yupo printer will be on an all expenses paid trip to watch Australia versus Wales in the Rugby World Cup, taking place in Japan in September.

  • Kavenagh says XMPie approach for labels needed 

    With the digital labels and packaging market set to grow by 13 per cent in each of the next two years XMPie regional sales manager Enda Kavenagh says adding value will be key to printers achieving maximum results.

  • Tariffs on office papers dumped in Australia 

    Finnish, Russian, Korean and Slovakian exporters of A4 copy paper into Australia will be slugged with import duties, after they were found to have been selling dumped paper into Australia.

  • Print21 social media hub… news and views 

    Read all the latest printing news on social media here, including posts on sustainability from Epson, Spciers’ ‘wine companion’, and Landa’s trip to the Sataf Mountains.. It’s information you need to keep up. Read and watch it here.

  • GJI buys Colourcorp in strategic move 

    GJI has bought multi-award winning sign and display printer Colourcorp, and will continue to run it as a stand-alone business within its Group.

  • Ecoprint offering $75 a month broker licences 

    Gold Coast printer Ecoprint is offering a new licence opportunity which it says will enable designers and anyone with some prepress knowledge the ability to sell print themselves.

  • TV show to highlight plastic recycling scams 

    The swing away from plastic to paper and board in packaging will gain added momentum after this Sunday’s edition of Channel Nine TV show 60 Minutes, which is set to send shockwaves through the country, in what it says is a major exposé of Australia’s plastic recycling crisis.

  • Print21 Magazine: Teeing up new revenues 

    Once upon a time, paper was paper and fabric was fabric and never the twain did meet. As digital technology advances into the textile printing market, however, the rise of direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions has opened up new opportunities that commercial printers never had before.

  • Epson to show off new digital label press 

    Epson is launching a new high productivity, industrial UV digital label press, the SurePress L-6534VW, which it says is competitively priced and complies with the European framework Regulation on Food Contact Materials (FCM).

  • Jet launches small format laminator 

    Jet Technologies has unveiled the Quick 54 thermal film laminating machine for small format print projects.

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