News Archive

  • News Corp Aus down by five per cent 

    Rupert Murdoch’s local newspaper business saw its revenues decline by five per cent in the half year to December, with the media mogul citing weakness in print advertising market as the prime reason.

  • QLM uses Mosaic for one-of-a-kind labels 

    QLM Label Makers is using the innovative Mosaic software from HP to print one-of-a-kind labels on its HP Indigo for its client, gourmet food manufacturer Pukara Estate.

  • Vivad invests in new Durst LED and appoints Evans 

    Melbourne wide format operation Vivad has invested in Australia’s first cold cure Durst 512R LED printer, and has appointed industry identity Matt Evans as its new national sales manager.

  • Ward organising swim-a-thon to support suicide prevention 

    Andrew Ward, Konica Minolta sales manager for Production and Strategic Sales in NSW, is running a 24 hour swim-a-thon to raise funds for mental health charity Gotcha4Life.

  • Mutoh extends promotional offers 

    Mutoh is extending two promotional offers that were due to run out on Valentine’s Day, with boss Russell Cavenagh keen to spread the love.

  • Stockman to supply Jet laminates and films in WA 

    Jet Technologies and Stockman Paper Merchants have signed a deal that will see Stockman supply a range of Jet media in Western Australia.

  • Océ launches new Colorwave 3000 series 

    Océ Australia is launching its new generation Océ ColorWave 3000 series, with the ColorWave 3500 and 3700 printers promoted as reliable, flexible and productive large format colour printing systems.

  • ANZ drives Orora increases in profits and sales 

    Australasia was the most profitable part of the Orora business in the first half of the year, delivering two thirds of the EBIT on 45 per cent of group sales.

  • 1st Print21 mag of 2019 is a digital hit! 

    The first 2019 issue of Print21 – the country’s highest circulating print industry magazine – is at the mailing house, and about to hit the desks of print business owners and managers around Australia and New Zealand.

  • Kodak launches packaging campaign 

    Kodak held its global packaging summit and media analyst event in Verona, Italy, which saw the imaging technology specialist launch its Creative Freedom campaign for packaging, along with breakthrough Prosper Plus technology launches. Print21 was there.

  • Amcor sales and profits steady in first half 

    Profit after tax at global packaging giant Amcor for the six months to December dropped by a smidgen to US328.5m from US$329.7m last year, on sales that rose slightly to US$4.55bn from US$4.5bn.

  • Ex Craft owner’s Skins co bankrupted 

    Jaimie Fuller, who with his father Robert Fuller owned Craft Printing in Sydney in the 1990s, before it sank under mounting debts, has seen his global Skins compression sportswear business go into bankruptcy today, under the weight of its own ongoing debts.

  • Océ launches new LED Arizona 1300 

    Océ is launching the new Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series for mid-volume sign and display graphics producers, aimed at production efficiencies, and to address market demand for more varied applications.

  • Roland DG offers $5000 cashback on TrueVIS trade in 

    Wide format printer manufacturer Roland DG is offering printers $5000 cashback on their old printers if they invest in a new TrueVIS VG540 or VG640.

  • Outdoor media under ACCC investigation 

    The booming outdoor media sector is being investigated by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission over its discounting and rebates practices.

  • Apple taking environmental lead 

    The energy used throughout the Apple business, in 43 countries around the world, is now derived from 100 per cent renewable sources. It relies on a mix of wind, solar, biomass and hydro power, much of it installed by Apple.

  • Kolbus CEO in sudden departure 

    Kolbus CEO Kai Büntemeyer has suddenly left the company, surprising the industry after a 20 year stint at the helm of the historic business.

  • Townsville printers escape flood, face stock issues 

    Townsville print businesses have largely avoided damage by the huge floods that have devasted much of the city, thanks to them being located on the high side of the area. However they are facing issues of stock supply, as the roads into the town remain cut off.

  • PIAA presses energy minister for reform 

    The PIAA has met with industry minister Angus Taylor to press print’s energy concerns, and recommend actions that it says are neccesary for the stability of print.

  • PMP Group to rebrand and unify as Ovato 

    The country’s biggest printer PMP is consolidating its portfolio of more than 20 businesses into Ovato, a new brand for the $756m company. CEO Kevin Slaven flagged the change at the company’s AGM late last year.