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  • Kym Burns buys SA’s Newstyle Print

    Newstyle Print in Mile End, Adelaide.

    Former general manager Kym Burns has bought leading Adelaide digital and offset business Newstyle Print from former owner Ian Richards, who has now retired.

     Richards, part of a prominent South Australian print dynasty, founded Newstyle Print in 1972, starting out with a small press under the verandah at his parents’ home. He developed the business into one of the most technologically-advanced digital and offset printing setups in South Australia, offering print services for magazines, books, catalogues, brochures, posters, stationery and more.

    (l-r) PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay, Kym Burns at Newstyle (2016).

    Burns, now MD and owner, has been with Newstyle Print for 38 years and general manager for the past 18 years.

    “With the retirement of founding director Ian Richards, Kym is now managing director, having acquired ownership of Newstyle Print,” says the company website. “Kym helped Newstyle grow from a 10-man shed operation to the powerful 70-strong organisation it is today. With his vast prepress background and a hands-on management style, Kym continues to ensure the company stays at the top of the marketplace.”

    News of the buyout had been known for weeks but Burns had been reluctant to confirm the deal.

    Newstyle’s purpose-built 4,000m2 building, located just outside Adelaide CBD in Mile End, houses its prepress, digital printing, offset printing, finishing and warehouse storage operations.

    The company’s machinery line-up includes a flagship Komori Lithrone S40P, two Heidelberg 5 colour A1 presses and a smaller 5 colour Komori A2 press – with a total capacity to print up to 6,500,000 A4 pages per day.

    Book binding at Newstyle.

    The digital printing suite includes a Xerox Colour 1000 with inline plokmatic finishing options and a Xerox Versant 2100. Newstyle’s Prepress department runs Fujifilm’s XMF workflow system.

    Newstyle Print’s Ian Richards (right) with his son, Luke.

    In 2012, Newstyle bought award-winning publishing house Free Run Press, now known as Newstyle Media, and owned by Richard’s son, Luke.