Visual Connections, the association representing suppliers to the print, sign, display and visual communications industries, has a new president, a new Board member, and has outlined a clear strategy for the future.

The post-lockdown print market recovery currently underway has seen the country’s biggest print group, IVE, achieve revenue up by nine per cent in the first four months of the new financial year. The company is also taking action to ensure paper supply.

Genr8 Printing says it will achieve increased speed in its turnaround time, as well as better colour consistency and registration, with its new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080 digital press.

Illawarra Print and Signage has become an unlikely TikTok sensation, with owners, husband and wife duo Kyle and Simon Morrisey, receiving millions of views for their videos of paper being cut.

PrintNZ has launched the Printed in New Zealand campaign, encouraging local printers to display the campaign logo to brand their work, and for their clients to show that they have had their work printed in NZ.

Coleman Group is helping create a sustainable future, with the installation of its new Tigo solar panel system, allowing the event signage company to use renewable energy for its operations.

Digital print solutions developer Xeikon has released VariOne, a new instant variable data generation tool for its X-800 digital front-end, which it says can immediately generate endless unique graphics.

As COP26 wrapped up in Glasgow, and Australia commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the print industry will face increasing demands to develop and show its environmental credentials, with industry leaders saying it is well on the way.

Offset and digital business Mystique Print is in voluntary liquidation, with the carbon neutral company, which operated out of Rowville in Melbourne and Surry Hills in Sydney, set to be wound up.

Melbourne print business Lithocraft has enabled Arnott’s Group to shift all of its new point-of-sale displays across grocery and convenience channels to 100 per cent recyclable alternatives.

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The Print Files: It's Been A Big Month In Print

November was a Big Month in Print. In this latest Print Files podcast, industry insiders Wayne Robinson and Lindy Hughson dissect the major stories, issues and trends emerging in ANZ print.

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Komori back in profit as printers invest

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Bid to create Gutenberg in Lego

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Ball & Doggett appoints Jackson to sustainability

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Opal uses digital print for variable advent boxes

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Bobst launches high volume rotary die cutter

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TRMC sets agenda for AGM with Executive Exchange

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Print museum reopens its doors

After months of being shut for business, the Penrith Museum of Printing will once again open its doors to the public on 5 December, and to celebrate the reopening, families can go in for free on the day.

Gravure on way out as flexo rises

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 Kale Print acquires Advocate Print

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Koenig & Bauer launches new MetalStar

German press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer is launching a new version of its metal decorating press, the MetalStar 4, seven years after its predecessor came out, and which saw 400 units installed.

Print21 magazine: Avon powers up with Durst

In its biggest wide format investment to date, trade house Avon Graphics is installing Australia’s first Durst P5 350 HS system, significantly boosting its production power.

HP launches award winning feeder for corrugated print

HP Inc says it is launching a new level of innovation for corrugated printing on its HP PageWide C500 Press, with an enhanced feeder, which it says will help accelerate growth in the digital corrugated market.

Smarter Business: Buying, selling & valuing a business

The latest episode of the Smarter Business podcast, from The Print Files, has industry insider Richard Rasmussen talking about the issues to consider when acquiring another company, or selling your own.