News Archive

  • Fespa opens doors to possibilities 

    Global wide format trade show Fespa has opened its doors to what it says is a world of possibilities, as digital wide format printing makes major moves into textile, home décor, packaging and other applications, in addition to launching new developments in its sign and display heritage.

  • Picton hearing adjourned until later this month 

    The long-running battle between the ATO and Picton Press is set to continue for a few more weeks, with the judge ordering the case into court later in the month following Consent Orders.

  • Reserve Bank’s $2.3bn typo 

    An embarrassing typo has been found on Australia’s new $50 note, which can be seen on all 46 million in circulation. In an excerpt from Edith Cowan’s maiden speech, the word “responsibility” is spelled “responsibilty” – and the error is then repeated twice.

  • Roland DG goes platinum at PrintEx 

    Wide-format specialist Roland DG Australia will be the platinum sponsor of PrintEx19 and Visual Impact Sydney in August.

  • Mutoh on show at Fespa 

    Digital print supplier Mutoh will exhibit a range of UV-LED printers, as well as a new hybrid printer for speciality applications, at Fespa 2019 in Munich next week.

  • Print21 Magazine: Web offset powers on 

    Nothing beats high-speed web printing for sheer power of performance. Big offset presses, several stories high, pounding through the night turning out massive numbers of printed newspapers, magazines, and catalogues is validation beyond question of the power of printing.

  • Sydney printer in court over $230,000 underpaid wages 

    Sydney print and finishing business Mega Tabs Services and manager Lloyd Lam will face court on 17 June, for ignoring a Fair Work compliance order to repay 14 Korean migrant workers $229,564 in underpaid wages.

  • Printlink takes Supreme Award at Pride in Print 

    Printlink – part of Blue Star – won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Pride in Print event, held in the company’s home city of Wellington, for its Oranga Tamariki Panels which were entered in the Speciality Products category.

  • Top two collect three golds at Pride in Print 

    Three Golds each saw Fuzed and Gravure Packaging head the winners list at the annual New Zealand Pride in Print Awards, with APC Innovate and Ovato taking two each.

  • Heidelberg takeover of MBO blocked 

    Heidelberg’s bid to buy rival finishing equipment manufacturer MBO has been blocked by the German anti-trust authorities, on the grounds that it would create a ‘dominant position’.

  • Starleaton to host Alfex WA laser day 

    Industry solutions supplier Starleaton is hosting a WA laser focused day in June, with the latest laser cutters and laser engravers by leading Alfex brands Epilog Laser, Lotus Laser and Vision Engravers.

  • Fespa reveals textile factory line-up 

    Fespa has revealed the line-up of technologies and exhibitors for its Print Make Wear microfactory feature, which will take place at the Global Print Expo 2019 next week in Munich.

  • EFI investing more in digital textiles with ink buy 

    EFI is buying a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing, as it seeks to ramp up its offering in what analysts say will be a huge market, worth US$4bn in hardware and ink sales alone in a few years time.

  • Zenprint aiming to crack Australia with 20% savings 

    The latest online print operation to try and build a business in Australia is Zenprint, which says it will be able to give customers a 20 per cent saving on their print. Its managing director, however, also says most companies will not hesitate to spend a bit more on premium products.

  • PIAA: Pollies failing to address training disaster 

    PIAA says it has grave concerns following the budget and budget in reply, saying that the federal government and opposition have both failed to address the potentially disastrous training and skills crisis facing the print, packaging and visual communications industry.

  • Cadets working for CMYKhub 

    As the skill shortage continues to bite the print industry, the nation’s biggest trade printer CMYKhub has taken matters into its own hands, offering a self-developed cadet programme for aspiring staff.

  • Toni Chapman joins Print21 in expansion move 

    Print21 is expanding, with media professional Toni Chapman joining the dynamic publishing team as its new business development manager, tasked with managing the media platform’s growing client base.

  • Drupa reports commercial volumes in decline 

    The sixth drupa Global Trends Report is the first to reveal that commercial sheetfed volumes are in decline, and says digital is some way from making up for the loss in print.

  • First Panther inkjet label press lands in Aus 

    Xeikon is expanding its range of digital presses to include UV inkjet for labels, and the first has landed in Australia. A label converter on the East Coast, whose identity is being kept secret by the company, has already got the first Panther up and running.

  • Winds of Change – Jackson joins Currie Group 

    Well-known digital print industry identity, Anthony ‘AJ’ Jackson, has joined Currie Group to take on the role of national sales manager, commercial print.