News Archive

  • Paper vulnerable to stink bug plague 

    The latest issue of industry bible Pulp & Paper Edge reports that printing papers being imported into Australia from the US and Europe are at risk of stink bugs, and as such will be subject to inspection at local ports.

  • Casuals causing election consternation 

    The election statements coming from the Labor Party on casual employees are causing increasing angst amongst business leaders and at the PIAA.

  • Big Image making big impact at new HQ 

    Big Image Australia lived up to its name last night with the official opening of its impressive new headquarters in Hindmarsh, SA, and the unveiling of Australia’s first Gerber MCT cutter, supplied from Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) Australia.

  • Currie protecting training for HP Indigo users 

    HP Indigo users who take operator training packages from supplier Currie Group are now able to transfer the training free of charge to a new operator, should the original operator leave within 12 months, under the new Currie Protect programme.

  • Packaging producers win Gold in PIDA 

    A dozen packaging producers across Australia and New Zealand won Gold at Australasia’s peak packaging awards programme – the Packaging Innovation and Design Awards – held at a gala event in Sydney last night.

  • Nine sells ACM for $125m 

    Former Fairfax regional newspaper business ACM, which became part of Nine, has just been bought for $125m by the ex CEO of real estate website Domain.

  • Last week to get PICA entries in 

    Printers have until the end of the week to get their entries in for this year’s PICAs, the winners of which compete for the National Print Awards.

  • Stuff Up 1: Tele prints SMH pages 

    Sharing the presses took on a whole new meaning, as readers of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph were left wondering if the paper had suddenly veered off its right wing trajectory, when pages from the Sydney Morning Herald appeared in the Murdoch paper.

  • Stuff Up 2: Outrage over Council Anzac Day typo with Chinese printer 

    Sydney’s Canada Bay Council sparked outrage on Anzac Day with its commemorative signage, first for getting probably the best known phrase in Australia wrong, and then second for ignoring local printers and having the banners printed in China.

  • Stuff Up 3: Palmer making Chinese print great 

    Despite his electioneering on a ‘manufacture in Australia’ policy billionaire Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party is having its election corflutes printed in China.

  • HP moves into textile print with Stitch 

    Imaging giant HP is entering the nascent digital print for textiles market, with the launch of the Stitch series of inkjet fabric printers.

  • Marking needed on plastics 

    With all the current furore about plastic, the graphics industry can do more when it comes to plastic, such as printing instructions on the package for recycling or composting, writes Laurel Brunner.

  • CMYKhub pulls out of UK for regional focus 

    Australia’s biggest trade printer CMYKhub is exiting the UK on Friday, citing a change in strategic direction with a focus on its Australasian businesses, coinciding with a lease ending, as the reason.

  • Waratah hits ATO wind-up for six 

    Melbourne’s biggest printer Waratah Group says the ATO-issued winding up order against it is due to an anomaly, and the outstanding amount will be paid in full on May 3.

  • PIAA pursuing Qld TAFE print funding 

    Peak industry association PIAA says it is closer to securing funding for print courses at Queenland TAFEs, following a breakthrough multi-stakeholder meeting in Brisbane.

  • Green signage a win for Hume candidate 

    Independent candidate for Hume, Huw Kingston, believes politicians should put their money where their mouths are, and to show he is serious about the environment he is doing away with the usual plastic corflute advertising signs, and using Oppboga recyclable waterproof cardboard – supplied by Starleaton – instead.

  • Konica Minolta kick-off aims for growth 

    Some 270 staff and channel partners from across Australia have taken part in the Konica Minolta sales kick-off, which saw the company aiming to build on its ten years of successive growth.

  • Fujifilm to focus on Acuity Ultra at Fespa 

    Fujifilm will use its booth at Fespa Global Print Expo next month in Munich to showcase the Acuity Ultra, a superwide format printer targeted at the high end indoor graphics and outdoor signage markets.

  • Mutoh inks now Greenguard certified 

    Wide format systems supplier Mutoh has had its original LED-UV ink, or US11 ink, Greenguard certified. The certification on US11 ink is across the Mutoh ValueJet range including wide format printers and promotional printers.

  • Mimaki launches new flatbed UV printer 

    Mimaki is launching a new flatbed UV printer, the JFX200-2513 EX, five years after its predecessor JFX200-2513 came onto the market.