Posts Tagged ‘Neopost’

  • Power up: Neopost show back on the road

    (L-R) Karen Kavanagh, Neopost; Michelle Lees, HP; Kellie Northwood, TSA.

    The second series of Neopost’s Power of Print seminars is underway, connecting printers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with industry experts and the latest equipment from the graphic arts supplier.

    The Sydney event held at Waterview in Bicentennial Park featured keynote presentations from Kellie Northwood, executive director of Two Sides Australia, on the future of print and how to add value for clients; and Jeremy Brew, application specialist for large format at HP South Pacific, on the possibilities offered by HP technology with a particular focus on HP Latex. Outside these presentations, guests had the opportunity to visit ‘power stations’ focusing on areas such as workflow software (presented by Matt Murray, GM Tharstern Australia), lamination, binding, interior decor, and signage.

    This series is a followup to the first round of Power of Print seminars in March, and according to Karen Kavanagh, marketing director at Neopost, the turnout at Tuesday’s Sydney seminar was the biggest Neopost had seen yet. “It’s been going very well, which I believe is because we have experts here speaking on topics which are very relevant to our industry today,” she said.

    Embellishment was a big focus for the equipment being demonstrated at the ‘power stations’, with an entire station focusing on print finishing. “We’ve put that focus out there because the latest industry statistics, which show that marketers are now demanding beautiful print – they’re looking for textured finishes, they’re looking for something different,” said Kavanagh.

    The Power of Print Series Two roadshow now moves to Brisbane on Thursday the 19th of July, before finishing up in Melbourne on Tuesday the 24th. Kavanagh encourages printers to attend, whether they’re existing Neopost customers or now. “We’re tapping into experts who can show this industry how to make more money, how to grow your customer base, win back clients you previously lost because of services you were unable to offer. It’s about empowering people with information to help make their business better.”

    Power of Print Series Three is in the planning stages, and expected to be held around three months from now. Registration for Series Two events in Melbourne and Brisbane is open at

  • Register now for Neopost print seminar

    ‘More focus onto the business opportunity that exists in print’: Karen Kavenagh, marketing director Neopost.

    Registration is now open for the second series of Neopost’s Power of Print seminars series to be held next month in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

     “Our intention this year is to bring more focus onto the business opportunity that exists in print and the opportunity for the print industry to grow revenues, increase efficiencies and explore the trends and growth areas that exist, to achieve business success,” says Neopost marketing director Karen Kavenagh.

    Speakers at the second series of seminars will include Kellie Northwood, executive director of Two Sides Australia; Matt Murray, GM of Tharstern Australia; James Gleeson of HP; Morgan Quinn, national wide format manager of Neopost; and Neopost application specialist Peter Hine.

    Kavenagh hopes Power of Print’s second outing will build on the success of the first series in March, which was held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

    “Power of Print Series One was met with great engagement from the market, as our expert partners shared revenue opportunities, explored key areas of growth and presented best practice in print with our clients. Series Two will build on that.”

    The seminar series will begin in July, and registration is open at


  • Epson seals SureColor reseller deal with Neopost Australia

    Epson is broadening its national dealer network in the sign and display segment, appointing Neopost Australia (formerly GBC Australia) as a national reseller for the Epson SureColor S Series eco-solvent printers.

    “Neopost Australia has established itself in the past decade as a leading supplier to the large format signage, exhibition and display industries, so it is a welcome addition to our dealer network,” says Craig Heckenberg (pictured), business unit manager for Epson Australia. Epson’s strong product offering in this segment complements Neopost’s experience across this market.

    “Customers are telling us there’s a lot to like in the SureColor S-Series, such as advanced media handling, high output flexibility and exceptional colour gamut, giving a boost to their customer’s satisfaction, so I am sure Neopost Australia will have great success with these printers,” he says.

    For Chris Pettit, marketing manager, Printing and Finishing Solutions, Neopost Australia, the new addition awards Neopost Australia with an added dose of brand prestige.

    “As a market leader in print finishing solutions for the graphics industry, partnering with world leading brands like Epson enhances our product offering, backed by our national sales, service and support capabilities,” says Pettit. “The Epson SureColor S series allows Neopost Australia to expand its product portfolio and truly offer a one-stop shop for all large format print and finishing needs to new and existing print providers.

    “Epson is a reliable brand at an attractive price-point giving Neopost Australia the competitive edge as a leading supplier to the print for pay market,” he says.

    Barry Grant, Neopost’s newly appointed national manager, Sign and Display, says his team’s role is to assist the existing customer base of traditional printers to diversify their product offering to the growing signage market.

    “Our knowledge across all aspects of this market is as much a value-add to an existing sign-writer as it is to a new contender, and the speed, reliability and overall performance of the SureColor S Series printers certainly adds to our capabilities,” says Grant.

  • Barry Grant backs Neopost sign and display standing

    Barry Grant, former Anitech marketing director, is ramping up Neopost Australia’s sign and display portfolio standing after being appointed as the company’s Australian national manager for sign and display solutions.

    Grant (pictured), who made his name at Anitech where he served for many years as general manager and marketing director, came into the new position at the end of June with the task of making GBC Neopost a force in the sign and display industry.

    Neopost, which acquired GBC-Fordigraph (GBC Australia) in 2011 and formed GBC Neopost (Australia), has undergone a change of market presence over past few months, following its acquisition of Laidlaw Australia in Western Australia last year, and its appointment as a local distributor for Epson.

    Now, with Grant on board as Neopost Australia’s new national manager for Sign and Display, the company hopes to build up its footprint in the sign and display market.

    The company concedes it has long sought to become a major force in the sign and display sector and it is now looking to Grant – and his extensive industry connections – to drive this commitment.

    Neopost Australia, which employs around 180 staff in its branches in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth, had a strong presence at the last PacPrint13 in Melbourne earlier this year, with an extensive display of Epson, Canon and HP equipment; and of course its range of finishing equipment, namely the addition of the GBC Titan 1264WF wide format laminator to its evolving product portfolio.

    Neopost says it will have a strong presence at the upcoming Visual Impact show at Homebush in September and Grant will man the stand to promote Epson, Canon and HP machinery and the rest of the Neopost agencies.

    Grant’s June appointment to Neopost Australia follows his departure last December from Anitech, which underwent a structural shift after the company’s former service division manager, Stephen Pratt, stepped in as CEO replacing former chief, Chris Wagstaff, who passed away early last year.