News Archive

  • Print Museum stars in Ladies in Black 

    The Penrith Museum of Print and its Linotype operator John Berry have a starring role in the new Australian move Ladies in Black.

  • CRG wins Hexis wrap comp 

    Cam Gurnett from CRG Designs in Carrum Downs, Victoria, is the winner of the Hexis Design Wrap competition.

  • Soar first for pay as you go offset 

    The company will have the press on a five year subscription basis, which will see Heidelberg supply and service the press, and supply all consumables, except paper, for the duration of the term.

  • Jet to host Innovation Series 

    Industry technology supplier Jet Technologies is hosting The Innovation Series, which will present the latest developments in labelling and narrow web printing.

  • EpsonPrecision Core 

    Epson’s booth at Visual Impact 2018 was laid out exactly like a typical print shop, and split into three zones: fabric, POS and signage. All print solutions on display were using Epson’s proprietary Precision Core print technology, including the SureColor F2160 direct-to-garment printer.

  • Pressgang visit Penrith Museum 

    The group was welcomed by long-term member of both the Pressgang and the PMOP, former Fairfax print supremo and now gentleman of leisure, Bob Lockley.

  • Read installs HP Indigo 20000 for pouches 

    Owner of the business Ross Read has hailed it as the next leap forward for the print side of his business, as it is helping open up an entire new market in flexible packaging.

  • Printing paper imports plummet 43% 

    Decline is offset by increased share of paper from Australian Paper’s local mills even as overall demand continues to track south

  • Blue Star logs on with Rima 

    Australia’s most significant post-press web printing installation in a decade cements Rima’s dominance of the sector. The yearlong installation at IVE Group’s Sydney printing sites proved to be a win for Tom Ralph’s Graph-Pak.

  • Visual Impact forsees bumper crowds 

    Pre-registrations for next week’s Visual Impact wide format expo in Sydney are running some 25 per cent higher than last time out, for the show which sold out of exhibition space two months ago.

  • Printing is essential for photos – AIPP 

    Despite the rise of digital, photographs only really come alive when they’re printed. That’s the message from the 2018 Australia Institute of Professional Photography at its Award ceremony in Melbourne.

  • SA TAFE training – ‘Huge win of PIAA’ 

    All print courses remain fully funded, prepress is back as an apprenticeship rather than a traineeship and a new standalone qualification for digital print is introduced at TAFE.

  • New head honcho for Fuji Xerox Australia 

    Changing of the guard at the top of the industry’s largest digital supplier has Takayuki Togo replacing Sunil Gupta. who served for two tough years at the top.

  • Industry efficiency drives web press upgrades 

    Upgrades and retrofits at the News Corp Australia Yandina site from manroland Goss web systems are increasing production efficiency, quality and the availability of the press.

  • Ricoh comes Alive in Thailand 

    Almost 40 Australian printers are in Ricoh’s Customer Experience Centre in Rayong, Thailand, to see the supplier’s newest kit, including the C7200 and C9200 series of cut-sheet digital presses, and to offer feedback on the company’s direction.

  • PIAA to host free print management conference 

    Hosted by the PIAA and Print Promotion the two single day free to attend and fully catered conferences will be held in Melbourne on September 17 and in Sydney the next day September 18

  • Dimensional print on Arizona with Touchstone 

    Printers are now able to produce elevated print with the new Touchstone workflow software for use with the top selling Océ Arizona range of flatbed printers, software which the company says has the potential to help print operations broaden their offering and build their business.

  • RollsPack, MultiColor Best in Show 

    Serial award winners RollsPack and Multi-Color Australia took out the flexo and labels Best In Show awards respectively at the Flexible Packaging and Label Makers Association (FPLMA) annual awards.

  • Kirk honoured with FPLMA Hall of Fame 

    Graham Kirk, founder and owner of Australasia’s largest flexo platemaking business was sole recipient of the 2018 Hall of Fame at the Flexo Packaging and Label Making Association awards ceremony.

  • Myla Graphics installs two OKI ColorPainters 

    “When it came time to replace them, we knew we would stick with ColorPainters. I was at the Brisbane Visual Impact exhibition in April and saw the OKI ColorPainters on the Starleaton stand. We did the deal for both a 64” and 104” model there and then.”