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  • LIA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Lithography: from Greek λίθος, lithos, ‘stone’ and γράφειν, graphein, ‘to write’

    The LIA has now turned 50 years old, and is focused on the whole spectrum of graphic technology and design. The members of the Institute plan to celebrate this milestone in style.

    All ex-office bearers, members and industry friends, old and new, are invited to a special anniversary dinner, including a wine appreciation, and an historical account of a wonderful journey.

    Bookings close at 12 noon Monday 11 August 2014



  • Heidelberg’s Women in Print 2014

    Registrations are now open for Heidelberg Women in Print 2014, kicking off in March. Now in its eighth year in Australia, this unique women’s-only industry forum ramps up its latest series of business breakfasts, fronted up by a keynote address from renowned speaker and leading health commentator Dr Sally Cockburn, TV and radio’s ‘Dr. Feelgood.’

    Heidelberg Women in Print provides an opportunity for all women working in the print and graphic media industry to network and to hear from leading women speakers. One of the most anticipated events in the industry’s annual calendar, Heidelberg Women in Print was established in 2007 with 290 guests turning out for the inaugural run of dinner and cocktail networking events. Numbers grew to 400 by the 2008, with nearly 500 women attending in 2011 and 2012.

    “Dr Feelgood” – Dr Sally Cockburn addresses Women in Print 2014

    Dr Cockburn will share her personal story with guests, and open the floor a frank and free discussion about diet and exercise, touching on a range of complex issues like mother-guilt and “why many are too tired for sex.”Dr Cockburn is one of Australia’s leading health communicators. With over 30 years clinical experience, including six years working in public hospitals, she began her media career as ‘Dr Feelgood’ in 1990 when a patient invited her to take part in a radio program. Since then she has hosted a string of top-rated national radio talk-back shows discussing sex and relationships, including her debut ‘Pillowtalk’ for six years, and currently ‘Talking Health’. She has written articles and columns for national magazines, including New Idea, New Woman and Girlfriend, hosted a regular segment on Good Morning Australia on Channel 10 for nine years and published a bestseller ‘Dr Feelgood’s Thoughts on Sex and Relationships.’

    Registration is now open for all events – click here to register online:

    • Melbourne, Tuesday March 18 – Fenix, River Terrace, 680 Victoria Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121
    • Adelaide, Thursday March 20 – Martini Ristorante, 59A The Parade, Norwood, SA, 5067
    • Perth, Friday March 21 – Hyatt Regency, Gershwin Bar and main room, 99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA, 6004
    • Brisbane, Tuesday March 25 – Emporium, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
    • Sydney, Wednesday March 26 – Establishment Ballroom, 252 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
  • LATMA Annual Charity Golf Day

    The Label and Tag Manufacturers Association of Australia (LATMA), is holding its Annual Charity Golf Day on Thursday 17 October in Sydney.

    Proceeds from this Annual Charity Golf Day go to The TY Nelson Department of Neurology in The Children’s Hospital at Westmead which diagnoses and treat many patients each year with what can be life-threatening illnesses such as epilepsy, paralysis and encephalitis.

    In particular, the funds raised by LATMA are used in the research and clinical work of the neurology team to better understand and treat these diseases.

    Dr Deepak Gill from Westmead will speak at the dinner at Carnarvon Golf Club on the evening of 17 October, presenting the latest work of the neurology department plus be assisted by a young man who has undergone successful brain surgery to treat his epilepsy.

    LATMA says it would love to see everybody there and reminds its members that there are only a limited number of carts, so although people can reserve one, it’s not set in concrete until payment is made.

    The LATMA Charity Golf Day is being held at Carnarvon Golf Club, Lidcombe NSW on Thursday 17 October. As always, guests can organise their own ‘Awesome Foursome’ team, or they can be slotted into a group by the organisers.

    Click on the Register button below to register online or download the registration form and send it to Anita at

  • LIA Embellishment Dinner – adding value to print

    The LIA is embracing the resurgence of embellishment and other ‘craft’ technologies in the Australian printing industry with an industry dinner dedicated to the subject on 23 October.

    With traditional craft print technologies such as letterpress coming back into vogue, the upcoming Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) NSW division’s industry dinner in Sydney’s North Ryde will focus on several traditional embellishment technologies including embossing, letterpress, debossing and foiling.

    According to the LIA, these embellishments and enhancements are frequently driven by graphic designers and print originators who, in this era of digital print, are more than willing to pay for the additional value of the ‘handcrafted’ printed item.

    Adam Flannery (L) and Olivia King of local letterpress hero, The Distillery. (Image courtesy of The Distillery)

    The dinner will feature speakers from Graphic Design (AGDA), Embellishment and Letterpress Printing (Watermarx & The Distillery), and from Justus magazine, the ‘Almanac of Resources’ for graphic designers.

    The LIA says that Australia’s increase in demand of these traditional craft techniques is also being mirrored in the US, where there are now hundreds of craft print shops servicing the industry.

    The LIA embellishment dinner presentations will be followed by a question and answer session for guests to pick the brains of the night’s featured speakers, with the featured presenters providing samples of their craft work.

    You will need to get in quick to book, as the event closes for bookings on 19 October. To book, email Mike Williams at: or fax your booking to Williams at: 02 96481256. The event will take place at the North Ryde RSL from 6 pm on 23 October.

  • CEO Forum Sydney

    CEO of PMP, Richard Allely, will be the guest speaker at Printing Industries CEO Forum on Wednesday 27 October.
    Allely (pictured) will give his perspective on the future of print and the impact of digital technology.

    While he believes that the proliferation of mobile technology is a challenge for the industry, he also sees it as an opportunity for printing business.

    “Content is king in the digital space,” he said.

    Printing Industries CEO Philip Andersen, said that Allely, as CEO of Australia’s largest printing company, is in a unique position to provide insight into the digital versus offset paradigms.

     “Richard is a straight-talker with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the printing industry and has very definite views on where its future lies,” he said.

    “This is a rare opportunity not to be missed for CEOs and managers to hear his views on what the future holds for printing companies and for the printed word.”

    The lunchtime forum will be held on Wednesday 27 October and returns to the popular Angelo’s on the Bay, Prince Edward Park, Phillips Street, Cabarita.

    Tickets are available at $95 for Printing Industries members and $140 non-members and can be booked by contacting Irene at Printing Industries on 8789 7382 or e-mail:

    Bookings forms can be downloaded here. RSVP closes 16 October.

  • Heidelberg Women in Print

    Long-time magazine publishing dynamo, Sandra Yates, to headline at Heidelberg Women in Print 2010.

    Back by popular demand, the annual event which is now in its fourth year, has attracted Sandra Yates as its guest speaker. Yates (pictured) has a long career in publishing with Time magazine, was a co-founder of Sassy and MS magazines in the USA, and was chief executive of Fairfax Magazines in Australia during the 1980s.

    Currently, Yates is a consultant to businesses and government, an executive coach as well as an Officer in the Order of Australia, acknowledged for her services to women’s organisations, education and the advertising industry.

    According to organisers, demand for tickets is expected to be strong. Tickets will be available for sale in January 2010, through the Women in Print website. Invitations will be posted to all women on the Women in Print mailing list, and new subscriptions to the list can also be made at the website.

    Heidelberg Women in Print Events will be held on the following dates:

    Perth – Friday, 12 March 2010
    Sydney – Tuesday, 16 March 2010
    Melbourne – Wednesday, 17 March 2010
    Brisbane – Thursday, 18 March 2010
    Adelaide – Thursday, 25 March 2010

    Yates will not be attending the South Australia event.

  • CEO Forum – Printing Industries NSW

    NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Carmel Tebbutt will be the guest speaker at Printing Industries first CEO lunchtime Forum for 2010.

    Printing Industries CEO Philip Andersen said it was important that the NSW printing industry take the opportunity to attend in light of the many important state issues that currently directly affect its members.

    Carmel Tebbutt has been a Member of Parliament since 1998 and Deputy Premier since September 2008. She has the unique experience of serving as a member in both the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly, where she has been the Member for Marrickville since 2005.

    The forum will be held on Wednesday 31 March 2010 from 12.30pm-2pm at the Le Montage Bayside Events Centre, Marquee Dining Room, 38 Frazer Street, Leichhardt (overlooking the water’s edge of Iron Cove Bay).

    Tickets (parking, lunch and drinks inclusive) are $95 each for Printing Industries members and $110 for non members.

  • LIA’s IPEX Report

    For those who couldn’t make the trip to IPEX, our expert panel will bring you the most balanced and informative review of this major event.


  • LIA Plant Visit

    Final arrangements are in process for an in-depth visit to a major establishment. You will need to book early as places will be limited. More details to come.