Archive for the ‘Newsletter’ Category

  • Print21 Issue 1099 MIDWEEK SPECIAL

    Indonesia is our nearest neighbour, and is likely to offer myriad opportunities for business in the coming years. Its burgeoning middle class and huge young population bode well for consumer spending. Good luck to CMYKhub and the growing number of Aussie and Kiwi printers looking to make a mark there.

     

    Welcome to the midweek online news bulletin for the ANZ print industry, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1098 MIDWEEK SPECIAL

    News in print this week is dominated by the supply side, with mergers, JVs, buyouts and integrated  launches. For print businesses the continuing investment in developing print technology by the major suppliers is great news, and gives a clear insight into where they see the opportunities will be.

     

    Welcome to this week’s ANZ print industry midweek online news bulletin, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1097 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Plastic is an essential part of our everyday lives, and 40 per cent of all plastic is used in packaging. However, what happens post-consumer is becoming a disaster for the planet, and Australia. The good news for printers is that paper and board – eminently recyclable – are in the box seat to gain a greater share of packaging as brands look to alternatives. The 60 Minutes show on Sunday night looks like unmissable viewing.

     

    Welcome to the weekend news bulletin for the Australian and New Zealand print industries, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1096 – MIDWEEK SPECIAL

    Disruption is impacting every industry these days, and print is no exception. The entry of the Jim’s franchising behemoth into sign and print could be a significant disruptor, certainly among the smaller players, who are going to have to compete with a well-known and largely trusted brand.

     

    Condolences from all at Print21, and I’m sure all in the industry, to the friends and family of Bruce Sinnott, a giant of Australian prepress in the glory days of the 1980s and ’90s, who sadly passed away this week.

     

    Welcome to the print industry’s online midweek news bulletin, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

     

     

  • Print21 Issue 1095 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

    The newest issue of Print21 magazine is out now, featuring in-depth looks at wide-format, heatset web offset and more. At 84 pages, it’s a bumper read – so get started now if you want to be done by Monday!

     

    Welcome to this issue of the print industry’s online news bulletin, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Jake Nelson
    Labels and Industrial Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1094 – MIDWEEK SPECIAL

    It’s a tale of two countries as far as print training goes right now. The PIAA is jubilant over a $525 million skills package introduced in last night’s Australian federal budget, while across the Tasman, PrintNZ is warning of a drop in training numbers if proposed education changes go ahead. With new blood considered more valuable than ink in the print sector, it will be interesting to see how these drastically different skills stories shake out.

     

    Welcome to this issue of the print industry’s online news bulletin, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Jake Nelson
    Labels and Industrial Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1093.5 – MONDAY SPECIAL

    Japan has long been at the forefront of printing technology innovation, and the latest news from manufacturer Shigatsu-Baka International only confirms it. A year on from the launch of its digital turbo-encabulator, SBI is gearing up to have already released its new time-travel-enabled DMC-12 press, which will allow users to print customer jobs before they’ve even been ordered.

     

    With 3D printing now becoming more and more mainstream, we at Print21 have wondered for a while now when print would break into the fourth dimension – so hats off to SBI on this remarkable date in print history.

     

    Welcome to this special issue of the print industry’s online news bulletin, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Jake Nelson
    Labels and Industrial Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1093 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

    It’s all happening in the sign side of the industry – following on from John Mancini’s Jason Signmakers buying Expo Group in Perth, Peter Vasic puts his innovative Adelaide-based ESC business up for sale, sadly due to ill health, while in a major event for the NSW sign industry Wizardry goes into VA. And we thought turbulence was just in the commercial print world. Best wishes to all moving forward.

     

    Welcome to the latest issue of the print industry’s online news bulletin, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1092 -MIDWEEK SPECIAL

     

    Double dipping – something you used to tell the kids off for – could now be a huge issue for print businesses, if the new court ruling on casual staff and entitlements enters the mainstream. Not many printers could afford to compensate current and former casuals. Watch this space.

     

    Congratulations to the PIAA on winning essentially free apprentice training in NSW, building on its recent VET successes in Vic, Tas and SA. It is well on the way to its target of a national programme.

     

    Welcome to the ANZ industry’s midweek news bulletin, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1091 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Two fifths of US printers are seeing revenue up by more than six per cent – the WhatTheyThink report makes for interesting reading, and while we are not the US, the trends usually track a similar path. One path to revenue growth is diversification, which doesn’t just mean commercial printers moving into sign and display: it can be the other way round too.

     

    Always great to see investment in print – congratulations to John Mancini and the Jason Signmakers team in Perth, a city which has done it tougher than any over the past five years.

     

    Welcome to the online news bulletin for the ANZ print industry, bringing you the news you will not find anywhere else, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • Print21 issue 1090 – MIDWEEK SPECIAL

     

    With the Coalition seemingly hell-bent on self-destruction the Australian political landscape looks set to change. For print business owners and managers that will mean dealing with potentially challenging new IR legislation. Never a dull moment in print.

     

    Welcome to the midweek online news bulletin for the ANZ print industry, bringing you the news you will not find anywhere else, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1089 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

     

    Great to see print businesses working out the issues of the day. Created2Print in Adelaide is going 100 per cent solar for its energy needs. Meanwhile in Perth, Label Image is investing in new technology to address the growing on demand market. Congratulations to both, and check your kids’ old Pokemen cards – turns out they might be sitting on a  fortune.

     

    Welcome to the weekend edition of the ANZ print industry’s online news bulletin, bringing you the stories you won’t find anywhere else, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1088 – MIDWEEK SPECIAL

     

    Great to see print businesses moving forward in these tumultuous times. Congratulations to all at Flying Colours down there in Tassie. A shining example of how to grow a company, enter new markets, and hand over the reins of power from one generation to the next.

     

    Welcome to the ANZ print industry’s online news bulletin, bringing you the essential news you will not find anywhere else, produced by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 issue 1087 – WEEKEND SPECIAL

     

    The industry still has much to do to counter ignorant views put forward in respect to print and the environment. Some people still believe we are chopping down the world’s rainforests with gay abandon, and have no idea that print today is virtually 100 per cent recyclable.

     

    Welcome to the Friday bulletin for the Australian and New Zealand print industries, with the news you won’t find anywhere else, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1086 MIDWEEK SPECIAL

     

    Will Australia Post respond to its latest letters loss in the same sledgehammer way as in the Fahour era, by jacking up prices? Or will it take a conciliatory line under new CEO Christine Holgate, and work with the print and mail industries to come up with a more considered approach? Watch this space.

     

    For this, and all the stories you won’t find anywhere else, welcome to the ANZ print industry’s midweek news bulletin, brought to you by Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    -Editor

  • Print21 Results Special – issue 1085

     

    The big two have just published their half year results, fascinating stories. And champagne corks will be popping in Clarence St, IVE is now the biggest printer in the country. Its revenue is higher than that of Ovato (PMP), although both companies have myriad other operations alongside print.

     

    Welcome to the Results Special news bulletin for the Australian and New Zealand print industries from Print21 – the people who know print.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor

  • Print21 Issue 1083 WEEKEND SPECIAL

     

    Print has made huge strides in environmental progress in recent years, when I was at college the repro department was a heady mix of serious toxins, but thankfully those days are long gone. Great to see Australian Paper leading the field today with its massive and inspiring energy from waste plan now set to become a reality. Best wishes to all involved.

     

    Welcome to the Friday online news bulletin for Australian and New Zealand print business owners and managers, keeping you informed with print industry news you won’t find anywhere else.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    – Editor