Police are alleging that former NSW Surf Life Saving general manager Matthew Hanks set up a dummy printing company as part of a decade-long scheme to funnel $2.7m cash to himself from the association.

WA business Super Signs has installed the first Océ Arizona 1300 series flatbed UV in Australia, and is already reaping rewards from the new printer.

Sydney-based signmaker Coleman Group has purchased Australia’s first Massivit 1800 3D printer from Stick on Signs, distributed through Graphic Art Mart.

Packaging giant Amcor saw its sales and profits for the full year all rise in constant currency terms, but take a hit in real terms thanks to adverse currency fluctuations, as CEO Ron Delia declared it the "global leader in consumable packaging".

Profits at Wellcom soared in its final year set of results for the ASX, with EBITDA surging by 36 per cent on revenue up by 12 per cent.

The three print plants to reach the finals of the News Media annual awards are all News Corp print centres, reflecting its ongoing commitment to print.

Well known Queensland grand format print business Civic Media is in voluntary liquidation, with owner Adam Middleton citing unsustainable pricing for the demise of the once booming business that has gone down with $1.4m of debts.

Courtney Group has signed a $2.5m deal at PrintEx with Currie Group for a major production upgrade for its Melbourne print centre. The deal is the biggest inked at PrintEx this week.

Chapel Press sits on top of the print leaderboard after scoring four golds at last night's National Print Awards, with Rawson Print Co on three golds, and several printers taking two.

Full year results for packaging giant Orora released this morning show underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) up 4 per cent to $217m, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 3.7 per cent higher to $335.2m.

Pact Group has taken a pounding on the ASX with its stock price dropping 17 per cent on the back of poor results which saw its net profit after tax drop by 18 per cent to $77m.

Printing royalty rocked up to the Waterview in Homebush last night as Spicers officially launched itself under new owners Kokusai Pulp & Paper (KPP).

In one of the country's biggest-ever digital print equipment investment deals, Prima Printing has bought a fleet of eight Ricoh Pro C9210 Graphic Arts Edition production digital colour print solutions.

Guests received a masterclass in the future of packaging print at the Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print forum, held yesterday in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial new Melbourne outfit Maverick Print Group is to be blocked from using much of its print production kit, as Dark Horse creditor Fuji Xerox has a charge over it, and will move to stop it being used by any third party, including Maverick.

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Missed PrintEx – check out the Print21 website

The big show for the year is over, but printers not able to go to Sydney last week can now check up on all the show highlights at their leisure, on the Print21 news website.

TLC rises from the ashes with new Braeside factories

Trade finishing house TLC Digital + has opened a pair of new factories in Braeside, three years after fire claimed its West Melbourne premises.

Twin Loop to stay ahead with new Horizon binder

Sydney finishing house Twin Loop Binding is investing in a new Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder from Currie Group.

Kurz to bring new label cold foil to Labelexpo

Kurz will launch the new KPW XU cold foil for narrow-web printing at Labelexpo in Brussels next month, with a variety of finished labels on show to demonstrate the versatility of the new foil.

Five new satin and gloss wrap colours launched

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching five new satin and gloss metallic colours, which it says incorporate vibrant pigments in its Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio.

Future industry leaders hailed at NPAs

The LIA has celebrated its all-star graduates at the National Print Awards, with Jonathan Pitt of Multi-Color Corporation and Nicole Danger of Chapel Press taking the top prizes in the LIA/Heidelberg Graduates Awards.

Forest buys new Konica Minolta colour printer

Family business Forest Print Services is investing in a new Konica Minolta C3070 digital colour printer for its Belrose production centre.

GALLERY: LIVE highlights emerging packaging print opportunities

Guests received a masterclass in the future of packaging print at the Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print forum, held yesterday in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

PrintEx News: Imagination invests in Konica Minolta B2 inkjet

Imagination Graphics is making its biggest ever investment, with a new Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 B2 UV sheetfed inkjet press set to take the company into new markets.

PrintEx News: Kuhn invests in Ricoh

Walter Kuhn, CEO of Kuhn Corp, has signed a deal to purchase the Ricoh Pro C7210x digital press at PrintEx.

PrintEx News: Snap Warriewood buys second Versant 180

Franchise operation Snap Warriewood has just signed for its second Fuji Xerox Versant 180 digital colour press, inking the deal on the Fuji Xerox stand this morning.

PrintEx News: Skyline buys JetVarnish 3D digital embellishment

Skyline Printing has bought the MGI JetVarnish 3D digital embellishing system from the Konica Minolta stand, having seen it the previous day when it bought a new Konica Minolta 3080 digital colour press.

PrintEx News: Batt buys Iridesse for MBE Parramatta

Charles Batt, owner of MBE Parramatta, has purchased a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse Production Press on the Fuji Xerox stand at PrintEx.

Planning underway for Auspack 2021

The first exhibitor applications will open next month for Auspack 2021, to be held at Sydney Showground in under two years.

PrintRun heroes hit charity jackpot in City2Surf

It was cold, it was windy, and it got the blood pumping as the PrintRun heroes assembled in Sydney’s Hyde Park at the Archibald Fountain on Sunday morning.

PrintEx News: Women confront print's glass ceiling

Women in Print PrintEx speaker Deborah Corn called on women in the industry to step out of their comfort zones if they want to break the glass ceiling at the top of the industry.

PrintEx News: Fearnley calls on Dscoopers to find strength

Gold medal winning Paralympian Kurt Fearnley called on printers at the Dscoop PrintEx event to look inside to the struggle to find their strength, and then to be there for each other.

PrintEx News: Sign industry confronts fire issue

Sign makers have been warned to keep abreast of fire safety standards and certification requirements in a forum at PrintEx.

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Print21 July August issue out now

The July August issue of the country's biggest print industry magazine Print21 is being mailed this week, with the issue jam-packed with valuable print business insight, analysis, and information.

Jobs: Sydney Key Account Manager/Business Development Manager, July 17

Selby's is currently seeking an experienced key account manager / business development manager to grow and manage its Sydney portfolio. Maintain and build relationships across a range of industries and generate new business.

Jobs: Marketing Coordinator, July 17

Robotic Automation is seeking a proactive marketing specialist to help drive business growth through innovative and professionally based marketing approaches and strategies.

Jobs: Screen Printer, July 15

Impact International Pty Ltd is Australia's leading manufacturer of squeeze tubes and is trusted by many of Australia's premium brands for their packaging requirements. We are looking for an experienced Silk Screen Printer on day shift 7am to 3pm.