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Issue 932 – Aug 2, 2017

Automation and robotics are sweeping the manufacturing world, getting rid of jobs while speeding up production. Printing is ripe for ever greater engagement with this new manufacturing model. The industry’s computer-controlled technology could have been designed for robots. Printing out the same size sheet by the thousand presents no great challenge to a robotics engineer.

Sometimes the shift only becomes apparent when there’s a takeover of a printing business and the new owner determines to continue with the same, if not greater, volumes with less staff. It’s how it will be increasingly done in the future.

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