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Overflow … extras… fun stuff … the best bits

Monday, 06 October 2014
By Print 21 Online Article

It’s been a while but some habits are hard to kick … Patrons sought for Women in Print…International Print Day … James Cryer looks back and more.

Print is a very ‘blokey’ type of industry so there’s all the more reason it should show its chivalrous side when it comes to sponsoring Women in Print. Now in its 9th year, the programme consists of five breakfast events around the country, where the word is that in addition to well regarded speakers and great networking for the women in our industry, champagne is served. It used to be known as Heidelberg Women in Print but it shouldn’t be left to one company to do the right thing. 
“Women in Print is a not-for-profit event, and it can only operate if we have the support of the industry,” says Deb Holst, Women in Print Patron for Heidelberg. “Corporate sponsorship enables us to engage a top level speaker and to facilitate the five breakfast events we hold annually. “Sponsoring Women in Print is a great opportunity to show your support for the industry and we look forward to welcoming new sponsors for our 2015 program.”
Is there a Galahad about, one in possession of some corporate gelt?

Contact Jenny Berry or Inge Pullar


Did you know today is International Print Day? Well it is. With the mission to ‘Help print trend the planet’ – whatever that means – IPD is a US (naturally) creation by one Deborah Corn, who styles herself as the Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse. It’s all good fun and a good bit of print promotion.
Mark it in your calendar and see if it makes it to 2015. We’ll revisit it then, Inshallah!


Sometimes the past has not quite finished with you.

James Cryer, industry guru, gadfly and JDA Employment director, comes from a distinguished line of Sydney printers. His grandfather founded WJ Cryer in the early part of the last century in Mascot. He is now in receipt of an email from the current tenants of the factory eager to find out more about the building. They’ve done their research and unearthed an early piece of print promotion, a brochure on behalf of the company.
As James says … Amazingly, I have the original, glossy 8 x 10 b&w shots of the interior of the building when my grandfather built it in 1935, AND I have a copy of the actual booklet he refers to, published in 1953, an early specimen of a self-promotional piece, all in the JDA Print Library.


And just because I can…

Paddy Collins hit me with his best shot over the Labor Day weekend in Sydney. At seven years of age he thinks it’s so.
‘What do you call a fish with no eyes?

One Response to “Overflow … extras… fun stuff … the best bits”

  1. October 08, 2014 at 2:01 pm,

    Andy McCourt

    Well strike me lucky! He’s back..the bloke in charge of the Overflow! How many years has it been? Been drovin’ has he? Why keep his good name out of it, for ’twas I who christened him…Clancy, Clancy of the Overflow. Clancy’s column has been sorely missed in this industry, perhaps the lawsuits just got too much. Welcome back Clancy, even though no one dare speaketh thy name?
    “In my wild erratic fancy, visions come to me of Clancy
    Gone a-droving “down the Cooper” where the western drovers go;
    As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,
    For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.”

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