Archive for the ‘Newsletter’ Category

  • Print21 – Issue 1047 WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Anyone trying to raise funds to invest in print equipment knows the local market has not looked kindly on printers for the last ten years, so good luck to Richard Celarc and the Opus team as they look overseas for investment.

     

    Welcome to the latest issue of your Print21 newsletter, the print industry’s premier news and information service across Australia and New Zealand.

     

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

     

  • P21 Issue 1046 – Midweek Special

    Casual staff are part of virtually every print business, so the ruling from the federal court that stipulates they should receive the same entitlements as permanent staff will take some adjustment.

    There is a heap of information in today’s newsletter, including Part II of the Visual Impact review, and Paul Mitchell highlighting the world-leading environmental programme produced by PIAA.

    Welcome to the latest issue of Print21 newsletter, the print industry’s premier news and information service.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

     

     

  • P21 Issue 1045 – September 14 WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Nothing stands still does it, printers at the wide format show Visual Impact wondering how to compete in an increasingly crowded will be delighted with some of the messages coming from the exhibitors as the technology opens up new opportunities.

    Welcome to the Print21 newsletter from the printing industry’s premier news website.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1044 – September 12

    If you’ve anything to do with wide format and signage, your eyes and hopefully you feet with be on Sydney Olympic showground this week as Visual Impact expo opens its doors, showing off the latest technology in the sector. Wide format is still a growing market, well worth a visit to check out growth opportunities for your business.

     Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service to the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1043 – September 7 WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Great to see the industry moving ahead, congratulations and best wishes to Soar Print on becoming the first printer to opt for the radically new Heidelberg subscription model for offset printing, and to Read Labels & Packaging on its new HP Indigo 20000 digital flexo press.

    For anyone in any doubt as to the changing nature of the industry a 43 per cent reduction in paper imports since 2011 should provide clarity.

    Welcome to the weekend edition of Print21, the print industry’s highest circulating newsletter.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1042 – September 5

    Great to see PIAA doing the hard yards for the printers in SA, after a period of turmoil and infighting the training win demonstrates how effective the PIAA can be when it has the support of its members. Now to replicate the same success aroumnd the country.

    Training is the lifeblood of the industry. And check out the jobs section on the Print21 website for the latest opportunities.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and informaiton service to the printing industry in Australia and New Zealand.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1041 – August 29, Weekend SPECIAL

    Good to see that investment in the printing industry continues apace. Every other news item that comes across my desk is about someone buying hardware, software or even taking over another business. While the supply-side mix is constantly shifting, the overall number of investment decisions seems to be as strong as ever. PMP’s latest $20 million buy of another manroland 80-page press is a fine example of the confident nature of the industry.

    It’s always going to be a tough game, but printing is enjoying rude health.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service across Australia and New  Zealand.

    Patrick Howard
    Publishing Editor.

  • P21 Issue 1040 – August 29, 2018 RESULTS SPECIAL

    The financial results from the major players are coming thick and fast and make  interesting reading, congratulations to those that have turned  a quid, and best wishes for this year for those in the red. All eyes on Thursday now.

    And great to see Visual Impact looking to the future with its innovative Try a Trade concept for schoolkids at the upcoming show.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor – Print21

     

  • P21 Issue 1039 – August 24, 2018 WEEKEND SPECIAL

    Outdoor print is the theme in the weekend special newsletter, as infrastructure giants merge, citing plenty of growth to come, sounds like a visit to the upcoming Visual Impact wide format technology expo in Sydney could be timely.

    And congratulations to Graham Bell, 52 years in print and still smiling, great job. Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1038 – August 22, 2018

    Financial results from the big end of town are coming in thick and fast now, and by and large looking pretty good, Amcor leading the charge with a 20 per cent increase in profits, now nudging the billion dollar marker, and well done to Wayne Sidwell’s Wellcom too. Next week should be interesting.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1037 – August 17, 2018 Weekend SPECIAL

    It’s results season, with packaging outfit Pact the latest to report, and the next two weeks will see a flurry of figures coming out from the big boys, with the devil in the detail. News this weekend includes the resolution of the second big strike of the last few months, let’s hope it’s the last.

     

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1036 – August 15, 2018

    Energy is the number one issue in the print industry today, and the government’s attempt to deal with it though the proposed NEG has left the PIAA fuming. It’s a strange world where printers in a country with more natural resources than almost anyone else are paying way more for their power than anyone else.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service to the printing industry for Australia and New Zealand, and my first as the new Editor, looking forward to working with you all.

    Wayne Robinson
    Editor

  • P21 Issue 1035 – Weekend SPECIAL August 10, 2018

    I was in Tokyo couple of weeks ago at IGAS so I’m keenly aware of the Japanese value of ‘saving face.’ Not being seen to back down is part of it and it’s deeply embedded in the culture. Not so here where we’re supposed to be more down to earth and sensible about social relations. Yet, the ongoing stoush at Note Printing Australia has all the signs of a ‘face-saving’ schoolyard rumble. Management and unions have been at it for months arguing over the difference between a 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent pay rise.

    Fellas, hasn’t anyone come up with the idea of splitting the diff? Call it 3.0 per cent and let’s all get on with it.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service to the printing industry for Australia and New Zealand.

    Patrick Howard
    Publishing Editor.

     

  • P21 Issue 1034 – August 8, 2018

    There’s nothing illegal about basing your company in a remote and exotic location that has as a major attraction loose and flexible tax arrangements. The EU has identified at least 17 such desirable sites for your corporate HQ that includes the UK islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man as well as such upstanding world citizens as Mongolia, Namibia, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Guam, the US territory in the Pacific. Apart from the benefits of negligible oversight of financial transactions, there’s the advantage an opaque reporting of tax results and payments.

    Multi-national corporations that operate from the havens, such as the New Amcor, which intends to reside in Jersey, can choose where to pay tax, and how much. It may be best financial practice, but it doesn’t do much for their reputations as good corporate citizens.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Patrick Howard
    Publishing editor

  • LIVE ! from Monkey BAA Sydney – Print21 WEEKEND Issue 1033 – August 3, 2018

    As communication media moves more online, packaging is often promoted as the future, even the salvation of printing. It ain’t necessarily so, but undoubtedly industrial printing – packaging, labels and signage – is becoming a more significant part of the printing industry. Anyone with a press should be aware of the opportunities and the challenges posed by industrial printing. New technologies are lowering the entry bar to what was once a high-investment reserve.

    Today at the inaugural LIVE! Forum – New Frontiers in Packaging Print, at the Monkey BAA in Darling Harbour, a packed house of industry movers and shakers are exploring the new markets becoming available to printers and packaging companies.

    Here’s how it kicked off. We’ll bring you more next week.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing … and packaging … industries across Australia and New Zealand.

    Patrick Howard
    Publishing editor

     

  • P21 Issue 1032 – August 1, 2018

    It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the centre of gravity for printing has turned Japanese, reports Print21’s Patrick Howard from the big IGAS show in Tokyo.

    While there are notable exceptions – HP being the 800lb US gorilla in the room – a walk around IGAS “shows clearly the depth of ingenuity and industry” driving the printing industry in Japan. There’s also no doubt that Konica Minolta’s flagship Accurio KM1, a B2 inkjet press, is “the first real contender to HP Indigo’s dominance.”

     

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Graham Osborne

    Online editor

  • P21 Issue 1031 – July 27, 2018

    We live in uncertain times for print journalism, and nothing makes that clearer than the end of Fairfax’s 177-year legacy. All indications are that if Nine’s $4 billion takeover bid goes through, the Fairfax name will cease to exist. Here’s hoping that the newspapers which built it up – not just the mastheads, but the smaller regional papers so vital to the towns they serve – don’t go the same way.

    Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service for the printing industry across Australia and New Zealand.

    Jake Nelson
    Labels and Industrial Editor