Liquidators of failed print business Sydney Allen have gained a court order to force six former company people, including John Mangos and Bob McMillan, to be examined under oath in the Supreme Court.

The Kiwi web offset market is consolidating, with the Commerce Commission just granting clearance for Mainland Print to acquire the heatset and coldset web offset printing assets of rival Inkwise.

Konica Minolta has become the world’s first press manufacturer and global solutions provider to achieve the robust Fogra53 profile certification, for its AccurioJet KM-1 B2 UV LED digital inkjet sheetfed printer.

Mutoh will replace its ValueJet eco-solvent printers with the new XpertJet range, which will come to Australia later this year.

Label press manufacturer Gallus will be focusing on the digitisation of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which will take place from September 24 – 27 in Brussels.

Adams Print and Press Print have topped the gold medal charts at the Victorian PICAs, with five apiece. Chapel Press took out four, while Labelhouse and Pandoras Boxes won two each.

Christina Condos from label converter Labelhouse, and Lisa Schumacher from Print 2 Metal, have been named as the two Victorian finalists for the Media Super Young Executive of the Year Award.

In a brazen case of greenwashing Air New Zealand has removed printed newspapers from its lounges, claiming it is for environmental reasons, yet it is dumping 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

National gift and loyalty card printer Australian Plastic Cards, registered as Lazercard with ASIC, is in liquidation, after voting to wind itself up on Tuesday.

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EXCLUSIVE: ADMINISTRATOR SEEKS TO WIND UP PICTON

Perth printer Picton Press is teetering on the edge, as its own administrator is requesting a creditors meeting, with the number one item being to terminate the controversial DOCA which has kept the company going, and liquidate the business.

LIVE to provide top five benefits

The upcoming Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers In Packaging Print event will deliver five major benefits to printers attending the day, according to the organisers.

All the latest jobs in print are on the Print21 website, hit the button top right on the menu bar.

Print21 PrintEx 2019 Escape – win a trip for two!

Your chance to win a trip to PrintEx 2019 in August.

AIP to look into future of flexible pack

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will hold a half-day training course in Melbourne next month on the future of flexible packaging.

Garment Printing Australia takes first Kornit Poly Pro

Garment Printing Australia is installing the country’s first digital polyester print system, the Kornit Digital Avalanche Poly Pro.

PrintEx offers drupa trip

One lucky PrintEx visitor will win a free trip for two to the mother-of-all trade shows drupa next year, simply by pre-registering and attending the local show.

Print21 Feature: Cadets working for CMYKhub

As the skills shortage continues to bite the print industry, the nation’s biggest trade printer, CMYKhub, has taken matters into its own hands, offering a 
self-developed cadet programme for aspiring staff. Wayne Robinson reports.

Fespa launches new award categories

The Fespa Awards 2020 are now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers, with four new awards in the mix.

Verdigris: Supply at risk from EU Ecolabel move

An EU decision will require changes in the processing of recycled prints and in the making of new recycled papers. There is a fair to middling chance that the decision could reduce supply, which will inevitably lead to price rises, writes Laurel Brunner from Verdigris.

Navigating change – 
David Currie’s story in Print21

David Currie, owner and executive chairman of the region’s largest privately owned graphic arts supplier, Currie Group, celebrates 50 years at the helm, writes Patrick Howard.

PrintEx19 Forums – themed for success

With daily themes, the 2019 PrintEx Forum Series will be a compelling drawcard for visitors to the Sydney expo with a host of top line events.

Print21 website optimised for mobile

The new Print21 website is optimised for mobile, meaning the owners and managers of print businesses across Australia and New Zealand can now easily access and navigate the site on their smartphones and tablets.