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Thursday, 11 August 2005
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The investment house has been selling its once largest shareholder stake in PMP over the past three months from over 10 per cent to less than five. According to reports, Peter Hall, chairman H-HI, indicated PMP’s performance had a major impact on the company’s poor investment returns. “It’s pretty hard to avoid an earning surprise when management itself is unsure of the problem,” he said. But H-HI has not done badly out of the printer. It originally bought in at 42 cents when Bob Muscat was presiding, sold a third of the holding at $2.05 and bought more at $1.40.

The shares are currently at $1.51.


Goss has certainly picked up where Heidelberg left off selling the heatset web presses that are becoming almost the industry standard. It reports the sale of the 500th M-600 press to a French printer, Aubin Imprimeur. It’s the book and magazine company’s second such press in three years and is part of a thoroughly automated press line.


Round two of Fuji Xerox Australia’s New Business of Print sessions will take place in Perth and Adelaide in August. The New Business of Print sessions are an opportunity for commercial printers to explore some of the issues relating to their businesses as well as opportunities to address the existing challenges in the industry.
The free-of-charge sessions are aimed at cutting through the hype to provide a relaxed, informal yet informative hour of information. Of course, the always-welcome snacks and beverages will be provided at the morning sessions.

  • 24 August 2005 West Perth, WA 7am for 7.30am start
  • 26 August 2005 Mile End, SA 7am for 7.30am start

    Or Phone call 13 14 12


    Williams Lea, a UK company specializing in something called corporate information solutions has bought Creatis, a local marketing communication and design services provider. Creatis’ core business is the provision of in-source services with most of its teams working on-site as part of their clients’ document production, marketing communication and design teams.

    The UK parent is a AU$1bn company that employs over 6,000 people across the
    US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Expect to hear more about them in print management situations.


    Roland DG Australia and Roland DG New Zealand have embarked on a marketing program designed to make sure people who buy their products know the dealer is a Roland DG Authorised Dealer. It’s a campaign to ensure buyers get the full manufacturer warranty and service. It makes sense when you realise the company sells through over 60 dealers and 20 service centres in Australia and New Zealand.

    For more information on the Roland DG Authorised Dealer contact Roland DG in Australia 1-800-500-119 or New Zealand 09-309-8104.


    And finally …in case you ever imagine that life is about to become simpler.

  • Why is abbreviated such a long word?
  • Why does monosyllabic have five syllables?
  • Why is brassiere singular and panties plural?
  • Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why are they called apartments, when they’re all stuck together?
  • Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?
  • Why do they call it a building? It looks like they’re finished. Why isn’t it a built?
  • Why is it when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?
  • If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
  • If price and worth mean the same thing, why priceless and worthless are opposites?
  • Is there another word for synonym?
  • Is it possible to be totally partial?
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