Craig Dunsford is the latest high profile industry name to exit Ovato, as the company slims down its senior management team following the departure of CEO Kevin Slaven, with several senior staff moving on.

Online print giant Vistaprint is offering six lucky Australian customers a brand refresh and $15,000 cash donation. Nominations are open until next Friday.

The latest issue of Print21 is arriving on the desks of print business owners and managers around Australia and New Zealand, with the front cover providing a dazzling example of the progress of print.

Melbourne has come out of its fourth lockdown, with print businesses and everyone else hoping this is the final one, although few would bet against more coming.

Packaging solutions giant Bobst has released a swag of new equipment, and says connecting the dots between Packaging 4.0 and Industry 4.0 is of great strategic importance for converters and brand owners.

James Hannan is the new CEO of print giant Ovato, succeeding Kevin Slaven, as the company sells its retail distribution and marketing services businesses to enable it to focus on printing. Are Media is now a vertically integrated ANZ publish, print and distribute business.

Those who say the era of printing iron is coming to an end will need to think again, as Heidelberg signs its biggest deal in years, with a commercial printer taking 11 B1 Speedmaster 106 XL presses.

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Spicers launches Kavalan non-PVC banner media

Spicers is launching a new PVC-free banner range, Kavalan, which aims to address the growing environmental concerns over the usage of PVC in wide-format printing.

TRMC calls for SA training solution

The Real Media Collective says it has reviewed the apprenticeship programme across Australia, and has particular concern for the level of training in South Australia.

Heidelberg predicts profits to return next year

The worlds biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg says improving orders, and the Group’s extensive transformation, mean it will be returning to profitable growth in the new financial year, to March 2022.

EFI Reggiani launches entry-level Blaze textile printer

EFI Reggiani has launched Blaze, a new, industrial, entry-level 1.8m digital textile printer, which it says offers an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system.

Podcast: Leading in Print, with Wayne Finkelde

Wayne Finkelde, CEO of AAB Holdings which includes Pegasus Print, SOS Print + Media, discusses print leadership, taking opportunity, and tough decisions, in The Print Files podcast with Wayne Robinson.

Rodden to supply Canon Labelstream in ANZ

Rodden Graphics will supply the Canon Labelstream 4000 digital UV inkjet press in Australia and New Zealand, the deal giving Canon entry into the label market through industry veteran James Rodden.

The Slaven years: Print21 analysis

When Kevin Slaven stepped into the CEO’s chair at the newly merged PMP – the country’s biggest printer – three and a half years ago, the world was a different place. It has been a turbulent ride for the calm captain.

Fujifilm back online after cyber attack

Fujifilm is back online, after closing down its external online networks to repel a suspected cyber ransomware attack last week. No customer data was breached.

Wetton kit up for auction

The production equipment of closed Northern Beaches sign and display printer Wetton Signage is up for online auction, with final bids taken next Thursday.

Ball & Doggett offering 70% off in super sale

Ball & Doggett is running a stocktake sale next week, with printers able to secure huge discounts, saving up to 70 per cent on offset, digital, wide format, and packaging substrates, and consumables.

PVC banners under the eco cosh

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) banner material is on the way out, as the environmental damage it wreaks is now being addressed, partly thanks to an international treaty, writes Laurel Brunner.

Latest Podcast: It's Been A Big Month In Print

Industry insiders Wayne Robinson and Lindy Hughson dissect the big stories, issues and trends emerging in ANZ print, during a month of major upheavals in commercial, books, newspapers, and packaging.