Beacon Print in Whakatāne has signed an agreement to purchase a near new newspaper printing press from United Borneo Press Group of Malaysia, in what it says is a vote of confidence in community newspaper publishing.

Nicole Danger from Chapel Press, the winner of this year’s LIA National Graduate Scholarship Prize, has been recognised by the Governor of Victoria at a reception at Government House in Melbourne, convened to celebrate Women in Trades.

Cactus Imaging has added a second Fujifilm Acuity Ultra to its stable, the eight-colour inkjet grand-format machine joining its existing four-colour-plus-white printer which it showed off at an open house event in February.

Stock prices at Melbourne-based online personalised print portal Redbubble are in freefall, collapsing by almost half on revised growth forecasts.

Package printing, commercial printing, and book printing will drive a 65 per cent upswing in digital print over the next decade, according to industry research agency Smithers.

Unsecured creditors of collapsed Sydney print business Reactiv are owed $2m, and have no hope of seeing any of their money.

Western Sydney-based printer Clickprint has gone into voluntary liquidation.

Diversified print and marketing services company GJI Group has acquired school signage producer Signpac, adding it to its growing portfolio of businesses.

Finishing and other equipment from collapsed trade finisher The Bindery is up for auction, with online viewing and bidding now open, on site viewing next Tuesday, and the auction closing next Thursday.

The PVCA has applauded Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s move to cut four government departments, saying it will cut red tape and help small business.

Web-to-print giant Vistaprint has discovered around 800 of its Australian customers were on the online data breach first revealed in an Australia-exclusive by Print21 last week, and at the time thought to not include any local customers.

IVE CEO Matt Aitken was installed as chair of the Real Media Collective board at its AGM in Sydney last night, succeeding Ovato CEO Kevin Slaven, whose two year term came to an end.

Stricken Melbourne signage business Adherettes is continuing to trade while in voluntary liquidation as offers are sought for the company.

The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg has a new chairman of its supervisory board, Dr Martin Sonnenschein, who comes from a background of digital transformation.

Print on demand was in full flow at Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium as Velflex printed the AFL 2020 draft shirt names and numbers live at the event as the picks were chosen, in less than 60 seconds.

Used finishing equipment dealer BMS, which bought most of the equipment at collapsed trade finisher The Bindery, says it received assurances some of its money would be used for redundancy pay.

Central Coast trade label house Guru Labels has acquired tag and label supplier TyTags from the Sweeney family.

Spicers is buying rival merchant Direct Paper, as part of its strategy to move into new areas, with the deal giving it an increased presence in packaging papers and boards. The O’Neill brothers, Dale and Todd, will be taking senior roles in the business and are keen to be a part of the success into the future.

Sydney’s Imagination Graphics has celebrated the installation of Kimmy, its Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 B2 inkjet press – the first in New South Wales.

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Bumper end-of-year Print21 being mailed to ANZ printers

The latest issue of the nation's number one industry magazine Print21 is currently being mailed, with print business owners and managers about to receive a bumper issue to end the year.

Foxcil sends cheer to remote schools with care packages

Foxcil, a leading trade print supplier of labels and flexibles, has been quietly surprising small remote schools across Australia with Foxcil Care Packages.

Kodak sells first Ultrastream Uteco wide web inkjet press

The first Kodak Ultrastream high speed wide web inkjet press has been sold even before it has officially been launched, to a US print business.

Print21 magazine: Diversify your business into textile

Kornit Digital has a raft of ready-made solutions for print business owners looking to diversify out of the razor thin margins in commercial print into the high margin world of digital textile printing.

Move away from print bad for the environment says Brunner

Environmental campaigner Laurel Brunner says national newspaper USA Today's move to digital-only will have an adverse impact on print, journalism, and the environment.

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Heidelberg hits innovation ranking in patents surge

The world's biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg has been ranked in the 25 most innovative companies in Germany, which the company says shows the printing industry is not part of the old economy.

Galaxy invests in Cron CTP in inhouse offset move

Victorian printer Galaxy Print and Design has invested in a new Cron CTP system from Currie Group, as part of its move to bring offset back inhouse.

ePac flags move into Australia/NZ market

A successful entry into the Asian market for the rapidly growing HP Indigo packaging printer is a forerunner for an attack on the local flexible packaging sector.

Currie Group wins WorldStar for Rhino cover

Currie Group has won a global WorldStar 2020 Award for its industry-first #rhinosdownunder printed execution that featured on the PKN Packaging News magazine cover in March last year.

Penrith Museum produces Gutenberg models for sale

The Penrith Museum of Printing has started an ambitious task to raise money to save the printing culture for the future, beginning with producing 3D-printed copies of the original Gutenberg press to raise funds.

Icahn on attack in HP bid

The man behind the Xerox bid to take over HP, Carl Icahn, has penned an open letter to HP shareholders imploring them to ask the HP board to accede to the bid.

Pantone back to basics with 2020 Colour of Year

With the turn of the decade almost upon us, Pantone has unveiled the 2020 Colour of the Year – 19-4052 Classic Blue – which it says reflects a desire for a stable foundation to a new era.

Genr8 into new custom markets with Roland DG

Hunter-based business Genr8 Printing is achieving new revenue streams with its installation of a Roland DG VersaUV LEF-300 custom inkjet printer, which is enabling it to print onto a variety of substrates.

Pegasus manager soars to $20k Hot Seat win

Brad Tyler from Sydney’s Pegasus Print Group won $20,000 on popular afternoon TV quiz show Millionaire Hot Seat, spending the winnings on a new swimming pool.

Neopost and HP go end-to-end at Stitch open days

Neopost (soon to be Quadient) and HP have teamed up to show off the new HP Stitch range of dye sublimation printers at open house events in Sydney and Melbourne.

InPrint highlights emerging applications

Some 2,750 visitors from 60 countries took part in the leading exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, InPrint Munich, viewing a range of emerging print applications.

Mega Tabs fined for late wage theft repayments

Sydney print finishing business Mega Tabs has been fined for its tardiness in recompensing migrant workers which it underpaid for two years.

Melbourne Museum of Print under hammer

Ludlow cabinets with brass type were among the standout performers at an online auction for equipment from the Melbourne Museum of Print, with the on-site auction to take place tomorrow at its Footscray premises.

Print headlines out-of-home awards

Print shone in the Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) 2019 Creative Collection competition for quarter three, with two pieces employing print among the four winners.

Orora trials plastic-free cartons

Packaging giant Orora is trialling new 100 per cent fibre cartons for Pink Lady apples as the groundswell against plastic gathers pace, in good news for the paper and board printing industry.

Skope winding up order dropped as Di Sign paid

Melbourne signage operator Di Sign has dropped its winding up order against controversial signage business Skope, with Skope paying the outstanding invoice.

De-inking tests outdated, sending print to landfill

The classic Ingede Method 11 deinking test is proving unsuitable for new printing methods, but failing the test means paper intended for recycling gets sent to landfill or incinerated, writes Laurel Brunner.

Epson printers win design awards

Epson's new 24” dye sub SureColor F560 has won a Good Design Award, as have the new 12-colour SC-P7560 and SC-P9560 roll-to-roll printers.

Penrith Museum seeks support to salvage Melbourne heritage

The Penrith Print Museum is calling on generous lovers of print history to consider investing at the Melbourne Museum of Print auction, for the future of the Museum.

Ball & Doggett drives a racing bargain

Irwin Racing’s Team 18 has partnered with Ball & Doggett for the supply of Avery Dennison films to wrap its Supercars.

APCO Awards celebrate packaging sustainability

Detmold Packaging, Biopak, Panasonic, Chep, and Amgen were among the companies recognised for leading the way in sustainable packaging design and innovation, at the annual Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Awards in Melbourne.

All over for Protectaprint, now in administration

Melbourne trade laminating business Protectaprint is in administration, as mounting troubles and an ATO wind-up order send the business over the edge.

Hannan takes chair at Ovato

Michael Hannan will take over the chair’s role at Ovato, following the resignations of incumbent Matthew Bickford-Smith, and non-executive director Terry Sinclair.

Monotone installs Tasmanian-first Horizon finishing

Venerable Hobart printing house Monotone Art Printers has invested in a suite of new productivity-boosting Horizon finishing equipment from Currie Group.