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Market Watch FY 2012 – A Year in Review Pt. 5

Monday, 27 August 2012
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Part 5 –Major Equipment sales and installations   

In this the final part of Ascent Partners Market Watch – FY 12, a year in Review, Richard Rasmussen lists all the reported major machinery sales and installations.

If ever you wanted proof of the rapid change in our industry, look no further than this list.

Despite what the doomsayers in our industry spruik, there has been some significant investment in new equipment. What has changed however is the profile of the equipment that has gone into our market – it shows the rise and rise of digital equipment installations – wide format, midsized and high end. With those digital installations comes the corresponding large volume of ancillary bindery equipment. We also see the fairly sparse investment in traditional offset equipment.  High speed inkjet machines are entering the market and there has also been a fair share of CtP devices that have been installed.

Unfortunately, once again this is not to be seen as a definitive list, as its source is mainly from what has been reported in the trade press. Clearly far greater volumes were sold and installed. The lack of sales and installations from a particular vendor could be a function of them, or their customer, not wanting to have the installation reported. In many instances you will note that the vendor is unable to provide the name of the company where the sale / installation occurred, and only provides the numbers of machines that they have been sold / installed. Obviously we would far sooner name names, but respect the customer’s right to privacy.

You will note that the following list only relates to SME businesses (or assumed SME businesses). The larger businesses were reported in part 1 of this series – click here to view.

Assta Label House NSW I ABG Digicon label cutter
Catalyst Graphics NSW I Agfa Jeti 1224
Core Print VIC I Agfa Avalon N4 CtP
Discus Digital Print WA I Agfa Jeti 1224 UV digital Flat bed
Flow Printing VIC I Agfa Avalon N-8 12S CtP
Flow Printing VIC I Agfa Avalon N-8 12S CtP
Oxford Printing NSW I Agfa Jeti 1224
Tennyson Printing QLD I Agfa VCF 85 processor (chem free)
VRC QLD I Agfa Avalon CtP
PDQ Labels NSW I Apex 1290 Digital Press
Platypus Graphics QLD I Autobond 76 Celloglazer with slitter and auto delivery
ABC Photosigns Vic / NZ S Canon 2 x Image Press C701VP
KK Chatswood NSW I Canon C7000VP
3 x Kwik Kopy stores (as advised by Canon) NSW / VIC I Canon 3 x Image Press CV 7000 VP
AuzPrint QLD I Canon C6000
PictureWorks VIC I Canon DreamLabo 5000 AKL I Canon C7000 VP
WA Printer WA S Cron Platesetter
Picton WA S Currie and Co Small folder, creaser and guillotine
Numerous customers (as advised by vendor) Aust / NZ S Duplo 4 x digital booklet makers
A Better Way to Print QLD I Duplo DC 645 Card Cutter
Unknown (as reported by EFI) Aust S EFI Vutek QS 2000
Scribal Group NSW S EFI Rastek H652
Hannanprint NSW S Ferag UniDrum 440 Gatherer, stitcher, trimmer
News Ltd WA / QLD S Ferag 2 x SNT 350 Three Knife Trimming drums
Sony NSW I Fujifilm Acuity HS 3545 flat bed UV digital printer
Orangebox AKL I GBR GBR 420T Smart feeder, folder
Magnify Media VIC I GMC Wide format workflow / colour system
Hosking Envelopes Aust S Halmes 4 x re-manufactured envelope printers
Bambra Vic I Heidelberg XL 75-12 colour offset
AMR Hewitt VIC S Heidelberg Dymatrix 113 diecutter
CJ King WA S Heidelberg SM 74-8 -P
JP Printing VIC S Heidelberg SX 52 and SM 52-5
Snap Perth Hub WA I Heidelberg SM 52-4 Anicolor
Various (as advised by Heidelberg) Aust NZ S Heidelberg 4 x A1 presses (36 print units in Apr to Dec 11)
Various (as advised by Heidelberg) Aust NZ S Heidelberg 4 x A2 presses (23 print units in Apr to Dec 11)
Various (as advised by Heidelberg) Aust NZ S Heidelberg 4 x A3 presses (20 print units in Apr to Dec 11)
Various (as advised by Heidelberg) Aust NZ S Heidelberg /Kodak CtP – 13 devices (9 HD, 4 Kodak in Apr to Dec 11)
Eastern Press VIC S Heidelberg XL 75 – 5 +L
McHargs CHC I Horizon BQ470 PUR+EVA perfect binder
McHargs Horizon SPF 200A
Broderick Printing and Design AKL NZ I Horizon Stitchliner
Crystal Print WA S Horizon Stitching line
Dieline AKL NZ I Horizon AFC 566 folder, BQ 270 binder, SPF 200A collate, stitch, trim
Maroondah Printing VIC I Horizon Collate, stitch and trim
Various (as advised by Curries) S Horizon 3 x AFC 566 FC cross folders
Various(as advised by Curries) S Horizon 2 x Stitchmasters
Who Printing NSW I Horizon BQ 470
Assta Label House NSW I HP Indigo WS4500
Image Source WA I HP DJ L65500 Latex wide format
RMIT VIC I HP Designjet Z6200
Sabre Signs Cch I HP Scitex FB 700 / Designjet L25500
Bokay Group WA S HP Scitex FB7600 Digital Press
Briner Total Signage Solutions VIC I HP Scitex LX 800 printer
Colemans Printing NT I HP 2 x Indigo 5500
Digi we doo SA S HP Indigo 7500
Digimen Townsville QLD I HP Scitex FB500 UV Flatbed Printer
Discus WA I HP Indigo 5000
Lotsa QLD I HP 26500 Wide Format (Latex)
Magnify Media WA S HP Scitex FB 7600
Momento Pro NSW I HP Indigo 7500
Pilpel Print WA I HP Indigo
PMG NSW S HP Indigo 7500
PMI Corp VIC I HP Indigo 7500
Pressprint AKL NZ I HP Indigo 3550
Spice Digital Imaging WA I HP Super wide Designjet L28500
Various (as advised by HP) Aust / NZ S HP 4 Plus 1000 presses
SEMA NSW /VIC I/S Impika iPrint eVolution press x 2
GSP NSW I Inca Onset S20 digital flatbed printer
Retail Communications Vic I Inca Onset S20 high end flat bed
Aust Customer Aust S KBA 105 – 5 plus coater
Print Counsel AKL I KBA Genius 52 UV
Kirk ?? S Kodak Flexcel NX wide flexo
Kirk Vic I Kodak Flexcel NX wide system
BDR Max AKL I Konica Minolta Bizhub C7000
Numberous customers Vic S Konica Minolta Digital Machines
Pure Colours NSW I Konica Minolta Biz Hub 8000
Unitec NZ I Konica Minolta and Oce Suppliers of a new range of digital printers
LabelForce WA I Mark Andy P5 – 8 colour Flexo press
Marvel Bookbinding VIC I MBO T 800 Perfection folder
M&N Graphics NSW I MBO T535.4.4.F folder
Dragon Printing ?? S Memjet Speedstar label printer
MailEzy QLD I Memjet Envelope printer
Print Rite NSW S Memjet Speedstar label printer
Christchurch Digital Print Co-operative CH I Mogana DocuMaster Pro Booklet maker
ABC Photosigns AKL I Morgana Digifold Pro
Kwik Kopy Norwood SA I Morgana Documaster and DigiFold Pro
Lotsa QLD I Morgana DigiFold
Griffin Press SA I Muller Martini SigmaLine
Brisbane City Council QLD I Oce Colourwave 600 Wide Format
Briter VIC I Oce Arizona 360GT Flatbed
Slimbox NSW I Oce Arizona 360XT Wide Format
On Demand VIC I Oce Colourstream 3500
Pageset VIC I Oce Arizona 550 GT and Pro Cut
St. Lawrence College QLD S Oce Manage print facility
Trannys NSW I Oce Arizona 550 GT UV
Various, as advised by Heidelberg Aust / NZ S Polar 30 x Polar orders             (April – Sept 11)
Excel Digital NZ S Polar 80SE
Various Aust NZ S Polar 38 machines (Apr – Dec 11)
Publications Perspective VIC I Presstek 34 DI press (Used)
Redworks Ogilvy NZ I Ricoh 2 x Pro 651 EX
Armadale Council WA I Ricoh Pro C900 + finishing
Kwik Kopy WA I Ricoh C901 and 1357EX
Snap Northwest NSW I Ricoh Pro C901
Eye Tonic NSW I Roland VersaUV LEJ-640
Frontline Printing Syd I Roland DG LEJ 640, UV flatbed
Imprimerie STP Multipress Tahiti I Roland 700 Hi Print
Unknown (as reported by Roland DG) Aust S Roland DG 8 x Versa wide format
Unknown (as reported by Roland DG) Aust S Roland DG LEJ 640 Hybrid UV inkjet
Kalamazoo AKL I Ryobi 920-10 colour offset
Kalamazoo CHC NZ I Ryobi 955D and 925D Offset presses
PMS VIC I Ryobi Ryobi 925
Catus Imaging NSW I Scitex XP 5300
Omnigraphics Akl I Scitex XP 2300
Graphic Glass WA I Screen Trupress Jet 2500UV
Mega Colour NSW S Screen PlateRite 8900 CtP
Metro Press  WA I Screen Platewrite 4300E CtP
Queensland customer (as reported by Screen) QLD S Screen Truepress Jet 520
Various (as reported by Heidelberg) Aust NZ S Stahl 7 machines sold                (Apr – Dec 11)
CMYK Hub QLD S Stahl Ti 52 Folder
Benefitz AKL I Tekcel Wide format router
Photobook Shop VIC I UniBind Casemaker 750A
GSP NSW I Uvistar 5032 4 colour grand format UV
Press Print Solutions Vic I Watkiss DFS booklet machine
Immij VIC I Xerox 800/1000 press
Xtreem VIC I Xerox I Gen 4 EXP
2 x Customers (as reported by Xerox) Aust S Xerox 2 x Nuvera 200 EA Perfectors
Kalamazoo WEL S Xerox 2 x 2800 Inkjet Colour continuous feed printers
Print Storm NSW I Xerox 1000 Press
SEMA NSW S Xerox iPrint 75 x 2
Snap Mackay QLD I Xerox 800 Press
Various (as reported by Xerox) Aust S Xerox 60 x 800/1000 Digital image presses sold in region in past 12 months
Worldwide – Market Street QLD I Xerox 800

The above list was developed after the collation of data from Ascent Partners monthly Market Watch Bulletin. This bulletin is available on the free subscription basis from their web site,

Next week we will issue Market Watch for the first two months of this financial year. We’re sure you won’t be surprised by the continued consolidation and investment in the industry.

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