Press manufacturing giant Heidelberg is set to deliver autonomous printing, with its new cloud-based Prinect Direct workflow, which promises far-reaching consequences for the way print is produced.

Canon Australia has launched a brand-new cut-sheet digital colour press, the imagePress V1000, which it says is designed to overcome the day-to-day production challenges.

A new initiative, Print Against War, is calling upon the world's print and packaging companies, and suppliers, to join forces to support printers in Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time.

Trade POS, display and large format operation Centrum Printing has appointed Craig Elvin as its CEO, with the new man saying the company is well set to meet surging on-shoring demand.

Rod Hambley, owner of Minuteman Press Welshpool, says his decision to acquire local independent print shop, Images on Paper, last year, has resulted in record sales, and continued growth.

Finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has launched the next evolution of its Omega SRI high performance slitting, rewinding and inspection label finishing system.

One of the country’s biggest independent print groups, AAB, which owns Pegasus Print and SOS Print + Media, has appointed industry leader Kevin Slaven as its new CEO.

Negotiations by The Real Media Collective have achieved a 20 per cent discount from Australia Post with its New User Addressed Promotional Mail Rebate offer for new mail users.

The first in this year’s Women in Print Breakfast Series kicked off in Brisbane yesterday, with Melbourne happening this morning, and three more capital city events set for next week.

Global digital flexible packaging phenomenon ePac opened its new $10m Australian site today, the latest in its growing list of facilities it has built around the world in the last six years.

Wendy Mulholland from Kwik Kopy Tuggerah took out the title of Franchise of the Year 2022, just four years after buying the franchise. The awards were held during the annual Kwik Kopy conference.

The industry's big print show PacPrint will open its doors in just two months' time, with Melbourne set to welcome several thousand print business owners and managers for the first time in five years. Long-time exhibitors will be joined by some new names.

The two major print associations aim to form one "super industry body", in what the protagonists say is a "call to arms" to the print industry to come together and "build the strongest industry we've ever been".

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Ideas in action at Women in Print breakfasts

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Print21 publisher moderates green packaging panels

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LIA Victoria presents TAFE Apprenticeship Award

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2022 Print Awards judging just completed

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Schulz joins TRMC CEO Sleepout team

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Two Sides forcing halt to greenwashing

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Germany lifts Covid restrictions in time for Fespa

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Morag Pugh new Women in Print QLD Patron

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PrintIQ to showcase latest technologies at PacPrint

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Amcor sees third quarter revenue surge

Surging growth at global packaging print giant Amcor saw it achieve a 16 per cent rise in sales revenue in the third quarter, with the company's sales result for the first nine months of the year topping US$10bn, as all its figures beat estimates.

Starleaton to present sustainable manufacturing

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Xeikon launches gold and silver metallics

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Asga to run training webinar as staff shortages bite

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Registration open for Women in Print Breakfast Series

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Konica Minolta puts in 1000th AccurioLabel

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PrintNZ unveils Top 10 Print Apprentices 2022

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