News Archive

  • Vale Bruce Sinnott 1949-2019: A reflection 

    It is the melancholy duty of the survivor to write the eulogies for those who’ve passed on. Kevin Sinnott, the surviving brother of the prominent graphic arts family, reflects on the life of his brother, Bruce, following brother Neville’s earlier demise.

  • Deadly China plant explosion hits ink supply 

    An explosion at a Chinese chemical plant has led to thousands of factories in the country being shut down for inspection, which is severely impacting the global raw material supply chain for inks.

  • PrintEx Forums aim to reveal trends 

    The country’s major print industry exhibition, PrintEx, will be running its popular Forums again this year, with details to be revealed soon. They will aim to help visitors get a handle on the trends and technologies which are shaping the future.

  • Fuji Xerox contest looks to the future 

    Fuji Xerox has launched a design competition to promote its Iridesse production press, with “future” as the theme.

  • printIQ makes the running at Dscoop USA 

    Second time around for Mick Rowan reinforces the value of presenting printIQ production software face-to-face with serious prospects in Orlando Florida. Multiple sales proposals were generated at the show with firm expectations of good sales to follow.

  • EFI to give live 32r demo webinar tomorrow 

    Printers are invited to join the EFI Pro 32r roll-to-roll entry-level wide-format live webinar demonstration tomorrow (Thursday) morning, which comes direct from EFI’s global demo centre in the US.

  • Kornit to launch direct-to-polyester next week 

    Kornit Digital is launching what it says is the industry’s first digital, industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester, the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro, with an open house at its regional centre in Hong Kong next week set to show off the new technology.

  • New name and new deadline for PICAs 

    The deadline for the renamed Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) has been extended to 3 May, due to the high volume of entries and the upcoming run of public holidays.

  • Xeikon to launch dry-toner pouch solution 

    Digital print manufacturer Xeikon has developed a new dry toner-based solution for flexible pouches, and has appointed a new director to head up its operations in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Print community asked to help in elephant conservation 

    Dr Rebecca Dannock – daughter of leading print industry identity, Susan Heaney from Heaney’s Performers in Print – is asking the print community to help her buy an internet system for the African base of Elephants for Africa.

  • Wide-format stars in latest Print21 

    The new issue of Print21 magazine is out now, featuring a focus on wide-format including a bumper textile section and a preview of what to look out for at Fespa next month.

  • Labor pledges $1 billion for VET 

    A Labor government will inject $1 billion into vocational education and training, including $200 million to overhaul regional and outer suburban TAFE campuses.

  • printIQ scores Chicago coup 

    Software specialist printIQ has landed a big win in the Windy City, with leading Chicago graphics firm Cushing partnering with the company for an end-to-end workflow solution.

  • Soar Print rises to carbon challenge 

    New Zealand’s Soar Print has deepened its commitment to sustainability, signing up for the Climate Leaders Coalition – an organisation comprising 85 businesses committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • EFI demos wide-format “game changer” 

    EFI will show off its “game-changing” Pro 32r roll-to-roll LED printer in a webinar next week, hosted in conjunction with Print21.

  • Print21 Magazine: Fespa strides onwards 

    The biggest wide-format expo in the world takes place next month. Print21 takes a look at reasons to make the trip to Munich, and highlights some of the new technology on show, in our latest issue.

  • Budget “breath of fresh air” for print: PIAA 

    The 2019 federal budget is full of largesse for small to medium enterprises, including expansion of the instant asset write-off scheme and a $525 million skills package.

  • No relief on the way for paper prices 

    Printers expecting a reversal of the price hikes from last year are doomed to disappointment as industry bible Pulp & Paper Edge predicts they’ll hold steady at best or even rise again this year.

  • Fuji Xerox makes old new again at Eco Manufacturing Centre 

    An iconic heritage-listed building in Sydney’s Rosehill hosted the first Lithographic Institute of Australia 2019 industry visit last night when members turned up to see how recycling and refurbishment are keeping costs down while minimising environmental impacts.

  • Training changes worry NZ printers 

    A proposal to abolish industry training organisations in New Zealand has alarmed printers, with industry association PrintNZ calling on members to speak out against the move.