The nation’s biggest trade printer will offer a label service from September, when it installs a new HP Indigo 6K and ABG Digicon Series 3, both supplied by Currie Group.

NSW print operation Carbon8 took out top spot at the National Print Awards last night, with five Gold and two Silver Awards, while The Lighthouse Group from NSW, and Sunprint Queensland, won two Golds each.

Southern Impact has ordered the first HP Indigo 15K in the country, with installation of the B2 press expected in September at the company’s Mount Waverley factory.

Revolution Print has made the move to produce its burgeoning labels work in-house, with the purchase of a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 plus the Grafisk Maskinfabrik DC350 Nano label finisher.

The Kyocera Taskalfa Pro 15000c cutsheet inkjet press is being demonstrated live at PacPrint, the first time a Kyocera production press has been at a show in Australia.

Spicers is showcasing its huge selection of leading brands in-person – and the company says its PacPrint stand is the ‘ultimate pit stop for signage, print and packaging’.

Smartech has a booth brimming with new technology, which is says are showcasing ways new and existing clients can capitalise on emerging markets that are showing significant growth trajectory.

On show at the Graffica booth is the latest modular Kolbus Autobox Boxer automatic boxmaker, enabling printers to offer on demand custom boxes for a surging market.

Visitors to PacPrint will see all the technologies awarded a Print21 Hot Pick, given to real world solutions enabling print service providers to enhance operational efficiencies, develop new markets, and produce work in a more sustainable way.

Transformative thinking and a broad spectrum of innovative technology to help businesses ‘Welcome Change’ is Fujifilm’s driving theme at PacPrint.

Konica Minolta launched its new production print unit the AccurioPress C7100 at the show, and also had its AccurioLabel 230 digital label press on display.

Currie Group is making the market introduction of the new EFI Pro 30h at the show – a 3.2-metre hybrid flatbed / roll-fed LED entry-level production printer.

Print businesses looking at providing labels were on the OKI stand, with the company showing its entry label digital colour label print system the Pro 1050.

At PacPrint, XMPie is highlighting its variable data print solution, uDirect, for automating the production of personalised print campaigns, enabling print businesses to offer cross media campaigns to their clients.

Kodak is featuring its portfolio of digital, offset and software solutions at PacPrint, showing the major investments the company is making in print for the future.

The centrepiece on the Currie Group stand is the HP Indigo 100K non-stop digital B2 press, one of several HP Indigo presses it has brought to PacPrint.

Canon is highlighting its growing large format graphics family, including the Arizona and Colorado printers, with new models in both series on the show floor.

Xeikon is introducing its Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press live on the stand at PacPrint, and highlighting its full portfolio across, labels, packaging, graphics arts and corrugated.

Several hundred sign and display printers from around the country congratulated their peers on reaching the winners' podium at the HP Asga sign awards last night.

Five years after its last outing the region’s biggest print industry trade fair PacPrint threw open the gates this morning, with organisers succeeding in putting on a show of depth and breadth.

With the biggest stand at PacPrint, showcasing the full range of its print technologies through a promotion with the Little Bang Brewery, Currie Group is hosting a full suite of new technologies.

In a media first for the printing industry, Print21 is producing the industry’s popular Print Files podcast every day from the PacPrint show floor, live from the Print21 Stand C35.

Epping-based Printcraft was first off the blocks on the Konica Minolta stand, snapping up the AccurioPress C4080 digital cut-sheet colour press from the show floor.

Epson Australia has a suite of new digital print production solutions on its PacPrint booth, covering labels, wide format and direct to fabric printing.

Marketing, communications and printing group IVE expects to close the financial year with revenue 14 per cent higher than last year, at $750m, and EBITDA and net profit also up.

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Trimatt 1170 sales soar at PacPrint

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Europoles' recyclable truss system debuts at PacPrint

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First showing of Roland DG's TrueVIS 3 range

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Rodden brings Canon LabelStream to PacPrint

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Mimaki debuts JFX 600-2513 at PacPrint

The Mimaki JFX 600-2513, which launched last year, made its official debut in Australia on the Mimaki stand at PacPrint.

Footprint into labels with Epson SurePress

WA-based operation Footprint is moving into the labels market, ordering a new Epson SureColor L-4533 digital label press and Scorpio converting unit from Fujifilm Business Innovation.

Melbourne Mailing orders Kyocera TaskAlfa 15000c

Melbourne Mailing, now part of the Precision Group, has ordered a new Kyocera Taskalfa Pro 15000c from the company at PacPrint, which will join the two already running at Precision.

Gender equality shows up at Women in Print breakfast

A warm breakfast on a chilly Melbourne morning awaited as both women and men gathered to attend The Women in Print Breakfast together for the first time, at the industry gender equality focused event.

Mutoh showcases XpertJet range at PacPrint

Mutoh, which celebrates 70 years in business this year, used PacPrint to showcase its new and existing XpertJet range, one of which – the 1341SR Pro – was awarded Print21’s Hot Pick award on stand.

LIA graduates honoured pre-National Print Awards

The LIA's cocktail party last night honoured graduates of the 2022 LIA Graduate of the Year award, prior to the announcement of the winner at the National Printing Awards tonight.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Ball & Doggett eco-benefits

Ball & Doggett is promoting sustainable packaging and print on its stand and has hosted a presentation at PacPrint, by industry experts, on how print businesses can maximise the benefits of going green.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Hilton Laminating the industry

Hilton Laminating has a range of systems designed to enable print businesses to bring laminating in-house, for full control over the finishing process, reducing overall costs and increasing efficiency.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Design and prepress outsource

CMYKhub is showcasing its Design Desk online subscription, graphic design and prepress platform, which it says will enable print businesses to outsource the functions on demand.

Sustainability a key pillar of HP stand

The theme Print for the Future, and a focus on sustainability provided the message at the HP stand at PacPrint. Craig Hardman points out that there is more to the sentiment than meets the eye.

Böttcher has it covered at PacPrint

A visit to the Böttcher stand on day two of the show revealed a host of solutions aimed at helping businesses reduce makeready times and improve their sustainability, as highlighted by MD Mitch Mulligan.

Allclear Print + Signs orders EFI Pro 30h

Allclear Print + Signs has ordered a new EFI Pro 30h wide-format print system from Currie Group, and in fact, the one that is on the company’s stand at PacPrint.

Konica Minolta farewells Sue Threlfo

Sue Threlfo has been farewelled by Konica Minolta at the show, with PacPrint marking the end of a 33-year career in the print industry.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Jet shows Screen label press

Jet Technologies is showcasing the new Screen L350UV SAI digital labels and flexibles press, which comes with longer-run capability, and is targeting flexo jobs.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Zünd, and PVC-free media

Starleaton has a wide range of hardware and media on its booth, including the Zünd G3 automated cutting system, Canon print systems and Neschen eco-friendly PVC free media.

PACPRINT VIDEO: Print and emboss in one pass

Printers in Australia and New Zealand are able to see the one-pass Dimensor S print and emboss system, with Stick-on-Signs bringing the innovative technology to the show.

Esko launches new ArtPro + Digital

A visit to the Esko stand G40 at PacPrint on day one revealed a host of the latest innovations, including the new ArtPro + Digital, the latest enhancements in both Automation Engine and AVT.

Allkotes dazzles with vibrant range

The Allkotes stand featured a range of laminations, coatings, special effects, and die cutting options, including the 3D Optix and Micromotion products, new spot PearlKote and the company's latest gluing service.

Women in Print PacPrint breakfast for all

The Women in Print Breakfast at PacPrint 2022 is just around the corner. Tickets are selling fast for the industry's gender equality focused event, which will run next Thursday and will see men in attendance for the first time.

Xeikon to show inkjet label press at PacPrint

Xeikon will be introducing its Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press – designed to address the industrial, chemical, and household markets, as well as premium products – at PacPrint.

Fespa launches Future Leaders Progam

Fespa Australia is inviting nominations for the inaugural Fespa Future Leaders Program, a professional and personal development programme it is launching to identify and develop emerging leadership talent.

TRMC CEO Sleepout team raises $45,000

The Real Media Collective CEO Sleepout Team raising money for the homeless and those in housing crisis, has surpassed its target, achieving $45,000 in its first year, following last night’s sleepout.

Ferag founder Walter Reist passes away

Walter Reist, founder of Ferag – which became one of the biggest developers of mailroom solutions for newspapers, magazines and catalogues – has passed away, at the age of 95.

Epson to display new SurePress at PacPrint

Epson will display the SurePress L-4733AW water-based, resin ink, digital label press at PacPrint, which it says continues its legacy of providing white ink prime label printing, while delivering improved automation.

Kissel + Wolf to distribute ePS in ANZ

Kissel + Wolf has signed a new distribution partnership with industry packaging and print software technology company eProductivity Software, the former EFI software business.

Cocker steps up at Konica Minolta print

Konica Minolta Australia has appointed Andrew Cocker to the role of general manager, production and industrial print, succeeding Sue Threlfo, who is retiring after PacPrint.

Print21 Magazine: Display gold in wide format

There will be more wide format print systems on show at PacPrint next week than any other type of technology, reflecting the high popularity of the sector and the opportunities for all kinds of print businesses, reports Print21 editor Wayne Robinson.


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