Queensland packaging and commercial printer Platypus Print Packaging has ordered Australia’s first Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 X, as part of a major modernisation drive at the Stafford factory. The new press will arrive early next year.

The liquidator for former Sydney direct mail and fulfilment house Senses Direct, which went under two years ago, is seeking formal proof of debt or claim against the business. Mark Mina's operation sank under the weight of a court battle with directory publisher Sensis over the name of the business.

Printers in New Zealand’s biggest city are firing up the presses again from today, with the harsh Level 4 Covid restrictions dialled down to Level 3, for now at least.

Fotobase topped out the SA PICAs, taking home a stunning seven Gold, five Silver and five Bronze Awards as the South Australian print industry had its best examples of print perfection recognised.

Queensland operation Smartcomm is making its biggest ever investment, spending in excess of $5m on a new smart air-conditioned print and mail centre, and on new equipment to up its production capacity.

The country’s biggest print franchise, Snap Printing, is launching a Vaxxed for Freedom campaign, which will supply businesses with a range of materials, and a lapel pin with a V tick, to show its support for vaccination, and for business being able to open back up as lockdowns end.

The days of a multitude of mail coming to you each time you buy and sell ASX listed shares may be numbered, spelling bad news for the print and mail houses involved in the trade. The ASX is planning to move to digital confirmations by the end of the year.

News Corporation has told all its Chullora print staff not to come to work next week unless they have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine by Sunday. Chullora prints all Sydney's metro daily newspapers, including those published by News and by Nine.

In its biggest wide format investment to date, Avon Graphics is installing one of the world's first Durst P5 350 HS systems, significantly boosting production power for its trade-only service.

Global digital flexible packaging print giant ePac Flexible Packaging is building a plant in Australia, with the Melbourne site set to be operational by the end of the year, aimed at short and medium run work.

Your weekly TV bulletin from the world of print.

View now »

Heidelberg to run virtual Innovation Week in October

Offset press giant Heidelberg will run a virtual Innovation Week next month, with a focus on innovations in commercial, packaging, and label segments aimed to boost print shop performance.

Overseas print trade shows on 2022 agenda

The federal and NSW governments are spruiking overseas travel pathways, and with Qantas commencing international routes from 17 December, next year’s overseas trade shows are now on the agenda for Aussie printers.

HP marks 30 years of DesignJet with new range

HP Inc has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices, to mark the 30 year anniversary of its first DesignJet printer, with sustainability the keyword in the new printers.

Aldus acquires Paragon Inks

Industry supplier Aldus has acquired Scottish-based UV ink and varnish manufacturer Paragon Inks, the deal meaning half of all Aldus sales will now be in Europe.

Print21 magazine: Digital corrugated with EFI Nozomi

With one EFI Nozomi already installed in Australia, Print21 editor Wayne Robinson asks Rodd Harrison, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, at Electronics for Imaging, what it offers.

Canva valuation doubles in six months

Booming online design business Canva, founded by three Melbourne friends nine years ago, is now worth $50bn, which is double its April valuation, and more than Woolworths and Telstra.

Women in Print seeks new patron for Victoria

Women in Print is seeking a new Victorian patron, via a nominations process, followed by Women in Print board election, as incumbent Kirsten Taylor resigns from the patron role after five years.

Bianca Willson named LIA SA Graduate of Year

Bianca Willson from Multi-Color Corporation in Adelaide has been named South Australia’s LIA Heidelberg Australia Graduate of the Year, at a presentation held at Fujifilm Business Innovation.

The Print Files: The Keys to Keeping Your Customers

Keeping and growing customers is key to business growth. In the latest episode of the Smarter Business podcast series Sean Crichton-Browne spells out the steps necessary to keep your customers.

Print21 magazine: Going green with processless plates

Printers looking to minimise their environmental footprint, and boost their eco credentials with clients, should be looking at the new generation of processless plates from Agfa, Fujifilm and Kodak.

Printable packaging materials on green march

Technical advances in the graphics industry are giving way to materials innovations, and as packaging moves into pole position as the most dynamic of print applications, developments in this field are becoming more than interesting.

Binder seeks formal proof of debt

Liquidators for Sydney-based Graphic Bookbinding are inviting formal proof of debt or claim on the business, which was closed as part of Sydney Binders last April.

Asga & Fespa HP Awards set for Brisbane on 1 Oct

The Asga & Fespa HP Awards for Excellence, due to take place at PacPrint, will now be held in Brisbane on 1 October, and features live streamed virtual coverage for those unable to cross the strict Qld border.