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  • Asia Print Expo – new name for FESPA show

    FESPA’s next pan-Asian event will take place, under its new name of Asia Print Expo, from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Asia Print Expo is the region’s leading exhibition for screen, textile and digital wide format print.

    Roz Guarnori, Exhibitions Director at FESPA, comments: “We decided to change the name of the event from FESPA Asia to Asia Print Expo to bring the show’s proposition into the title, so visitors who have no prior knowledge of FESPA instantly know the event’s focus. In Europe and Latin America our events have cemented themselves as market-leading events for speciality print and people know what to expect from the FESPA name. However, in Asia, FESPA is a relative newcomer, so it’s not immediately obvious what the FESPA name represents. The Asia Print Expo brand, supported by the strapline ‘The World of Print and Beyond’ makes the proposition very clear for exhibitors and visitors.”

    The strapline is also conveyed through the campaign imagery, which is made up of the Bangkok skyline illustrated through different print materials to highlight the vibrancy and variety of wide format print and the possible applications.

    Over the course of three days, Asia Print Expo 2019 will give print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers a valuable opportunity to discover the latest products and technologies from leading players in the speciality print market. Exhibitors confirmed to date include: Hexis, Siser, Stahls Asia and Poli-Tape Klebefolien GmbH, as well as local companies such as: SVOA-Roland, SKT. Embroidery Co., Ltd., Jinmao, Shanghai Vision Digital Printing, Shanghai Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Fei Yue Digital Technology Co., Ltd and Haining Tianfu Warp Knitting Co., Ltd.

    For visitors looking to expand their knowledge or investigate new revenue streams for their businesses, there will be free educational and interactive show features, based on successful FESPA features from the global event portfolio, reflecting the latest industry trends and market intelligence. Features will include the FESPA Wrap Masters, Print Make Wear Asia and a conference programme. More detailed information on all features will be announced nearer the time.

    Asia Print Expo 2019 is supported by FESPA’s national Associations in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Philippines and Australia. The backing of the national Associations means that the exhibition can accurately reflect the immediate needs and challenges experienced by regional PSPs. This, combined with FESPA’s global expertise of speciality print exhibitions will ensure that Asia Print Expo 2019 is a destination event that delivers tangible business value for visitors.

    The previous edition of FESPA Asia in 2018 attracted 4,328 visitors from 66 countries spanning the ASEAN region and beyond, with visitors from Thailand making up 75% of the audience. Roz concludes: “We’ve had positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors to our previous Asia shows and are looking to build on this in 2019. With the change in event name, we aim to attract an even larger audience from the ASEAN countries and to connect with visitors we haven’t previously engaged with.”

  • Xeikon road show in Australia, NZ (video)

    Absolute Electronics and Xeikon have combined forces to show how one converter has achieved 25% year on year business growth over the past years. CS Labels is a leading label company in the UK and managing director Simon Smith will appear in New Zealand and Australia at the How to Build Growth into Your Business road show.

    Accompanying Simon will be CS Labels production director Adam James, who will be ready to answer questions and show how the company grew its business.

    This exclusive one day event goes beyond talking about Xeikon and its digital equipment. Smith and Adams will explain the systems and procedures they put into place to deliver a 25% growth in business year on year. In addition, Xeikon will preview what it’s planning to release at Labelexpo in September.

    If you want to learn how to add dollars to your bottom line, circle the dates that the How to Build Growth into Your Business is coming to your city. Remember this presentation is absolutely FREE. Please give me a call or register online to reserve your seat.

    The Xeikon Road Show:

    Monday, 22 June,  Auckland (Sorrento in the Park, One Tree Hill, Greenlane)

    Wednesday, 24 June, Melbourne (Novotel Glen Waverley, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley),

    Friday, 26 June, Sydney (Rydges Parramatta, 116-118 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill).


    10:00    Welcome
    10:30    Global market trends
    Presenter: Filip Weymans, Marketing Director Labels & Packaging, Xeikon
    11:00    The transformation of a digital printer from a Bank Manager’s perspective
    Presenter: Simon Smith, Managing Director, CS Labels
    12:00    Lunch
    13:00    Implementing a digital press in production
    Presenter: Adam James, Production Director, CS Labels
    13:30    Labelexpo Europe 2015 Preview
    Presenter: Filip Weymans, Marketing Director Labels & Packaging, Xeikon
    14:00    Wrap-up

    Warmest Regards,

    Grish Rewal
    Absolute Electronics Pty Ltd.
    339-343 Williamstown Road
    Port Melbourne 3207

    Phone: + 61 (03) 964629999

    A note from CS Labels: The Xeikon Cheetah sprinted into CS Labels in 2015. Check out this timelapse installation with soundtrack. Our new press is one of the fastest digital printers of custom labels.


  • 12 million Australians can’t be wrong

    This year’s Australasian Catalogue Awards night is shaping up to be a bumper event, with two weeks left to submit entries.

    “Don’t miss out on these prestigious retail marketing awards, celebrating the great work being produced around Australia in our favourite marketing medium – print,” said Australian Catalogue Association (ACA) executive director Kelli Northwood. “Entries are open for two more weeks, with 43 awards across 10 categories offering many opportunities to be recognised by the industry.”

    The 24th Australasian Catalogue Awards will be held on Friday, 21 August, at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne. There are major awards for catalogue retailers of the year, best young designer and best young talent. Other award categories include Home, Fashion, Cosmetics & Pharmacy, Recreation & Leisure, Sustainability, B2C, Retailers, Integrated Campaigns and Excellence in Craft.

    The easiest way to enter the awards is via the ACA online entry portal, which can be found here.

    More than 12 million Australians said catalogues were the most useful media for providing information on what to buy in one or more product categories, according to latest data from Roy Morgan Research. Catalogues remain the number 
one go-to media source for groceries, clothes, toys, alcohol and cosmetics.


  • Australasian Paper Markets Outlook Forum

    End-user needs will be a focus of this year’s 2015 Australasian Paper Markets Outlook Forum held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 17-18.

    End-user specifications and needs drive paper supply. From design parameters to delivery time-frames, pre-conversion or partial completion suppliers are becoming more adaptable, delivering a far wider range of options than ever before.  The ever-changing world of supply is constant innovation challenging business models and the traditional ways of working. No matter which way you cut it or how you think of it, change is one of the few constants.

    • Leading off the conference, Martin Glass of EMGE in the UK and Antti Makonnen from SAPPI in Europe will deliver keynotes focussed on global markets, outlooks and trends.
    • David Carter, President of the Australian Packaging Council, and Jason Goode from Simplot will look at the future of packaging and end-user needs.
    • Packaging strategist Russell Allan from Australian Industry Partners will paint a picture of the future of fibre packaging in Australia and New Zealand.
    • Dr Tony Wilkins, Head of Environment for NewsCorp Australia, will examine publishing on paper, printing and supply of paper.

    To check the day and a half program, click here.

    Click here to register now for the 2015 Australasian Paper Markets Outlook Forum with earlybird specials and special discounts for IndustryEdge subscribers and Appita members.


  • Print company sustainability courses this week

    Training courses for Printing Industries Sustainable Green Print certification program are being scheduled around the country allowing companies to complete their certification before the end of 2014.

    Sustainable Green Print (SGP) is a multi-level program specifically for printing companies to meet their environmental responsibilities, cut costs and gain a competitive edge.

    Based on an ISO14001 framework, the program provides a choice of three linked achievement levels including up to ISO 14001 (Level 3 SGP).

    New courses are scheduled for Sydney (22 July) and Melbourne (24 July).

    Other states are currently seeking expressions of interest for local courses. All inquiries should be directed to Kay Scutter

    Key reasons for undertaking SGP include:

    • A competitive advantage – it differentiates companies  from their  competitors
    • Saves money by helping with better management of waste, recycling, energy and water use, energy and air emissions.
    • Demonstrates a business’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
    • It is the first step to ISO14001 certification (if required).
    • Provides printers with the means of meeting the environmental expectations of their customers.
    • Gives businesses a structure to manage changing trends in environmental responsibility.
    • Contributes to reducing insurance premiums by helping businesses to better manage the storage and handling of printing chemicals and incident response.

    More information is available at

  • IPEX 2014 in review

    What was on show in London in March?

    Will it be the LAST Ipex?

    The World’s largest English-speaking Printing and Graphic Technology Exhibition is past. This evening event is your chance to hear first hand from those who attended the show, and whose job it is to bring us up to date and to keep us informed about the major happenings in the rapidly changing environment in which we live and work.

    Our special presenter will be industry commentator and veteran of many trade shows, Andy McCourt, who has worn the soles of his feet off, walking the halls of IPEX. He went in search of all that was new, all that was interesting and he came across some really fascinating technology.

    No one knows technology in the graphic arts better than Andy McCourt.


  • Last call for future leaders of the printing industry

    Printing companies in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania still have time to get their nominations in for the 2013 Media Super Future Leaders Award being held in conjunction with Printing Industries PICA events.

    Companies can nominate any staff member under the age of 30 years who they believe shows exemplary promise as a future leader in the print, packaging, communication and information sectors.

    Victorian printers have until close of business September 20 to submit their entries. New South Wales printers have until September 27, while the deadline for printers in Tasmania is October 1.

    Bill Healey, Printing Industries CEO.

    Bill Healey, CEO, Printing Industries said mostl businesses employed young men and women who would one day become industry leaders.

    “High levels of talent and commitment need to be encouraged and nurtured,” said Healey. “The Media Super Future Leaders Award demonstrates that, as an industry, we are serious about promoting achievement and excellence to help develop the industry leaders of tomorrow.”

    Nominations should be submitted to the local Printing Industries state office. The Entry Form and criteria can be downloaded here.

    All state winners will be eligible for the national award where the winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 National Print Awards plus $2000 for their superannuation account.

    Launched initially at the Tasmanian, NSW and Victorian ceremonies, the award was first presented in 2012. It has been created to recognise and reward exceptional young employees who show promise as our future leaders in print, packaging and graphic communications.

    Winners of the 2012 Media Super Future Leader Award were Daniel Dance, GEON (Tasmania) –  Stuart Auld, PMP Print (NSW) and Samantha Alford – GEON (Victoria)

  • Late run of calls forces GASA to extend deadline for Printovation Awards

    A late run of calls has forced GASA to extend the deadline for printers to submit their entries for the 2013 Printovation Awards until September 20.

    Garry Knespal, general manager, GASA said the phones have been running hot with firms wishing to enter. “We are giving everyone a few more days to send across samples of their most exciting and innovative print works. The top flight design and print judging panel will meet on September 24, to consider the record number of entries, so it’s not too late to submit.”

    The Printovation Awards recognise and celebrates innovation, creativity and high quality in print by acknowledging Australian creative and print professionals who push the boundaries of print at a consistently high standard.

    The awards are judged across a range of key categories including Offset, Web, Digital (non-variable and variable/cross media), Point of Sale, Outdoor, Embellishment/Finishing and general.

    Presentation Dinner – Thursday 3 October 2013

    Join industry colleagues for the fourth annual GASA Printovation Awards presentation dinner at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, and celebrate all that is exciting about innovative print communications. This is not your average awards night, it will be a lot of fun with a tight presentation session and plenty of time to chat and catch up.

    Registration: ($135 early bird registrations till 19 Sept, $150 thereafter). 10% discount applies to group bookings of 5 or more in one payment.

    When: 6.30pm till 10pm, Thursday 3 October 2013

    Parking: Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
    Click Here for map of Wilson Parking

    Attire: Smart casual


    6.30pm – Arrival & Drinks
    7pm – Dinner & Presentation
    9.30pm – After dinner coffee
    10pm – Finish  

    Event Details

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