With mental health emerging a beneficiary of the government’s latest budget review, it was timely that it too was the focus of the Women in Print Breakfast Series currently being held around the country. Women in the Print21 team attended the Sydney event.

The fallout from the worst year in print’s history continues, with the iconic Zanders paper mill closing, for good, just shy of 200 years after it started operations, its owners laying the blame on Covid.

The government went big on the 2021 budget, with print businesses among those who will benefit from the treasurer’s $75bn spend his way to recovery strategy.

Industry reaction to Josh Frydenberg’s 2021 budget was mixed, with some disappointment and some encouragement drawn from the pump priming announcements.

Vistaprint parent company Cimpress has signed a new two year deal for an unspecified number of new HP Indigo presses, mainly the B2 non-stop HP Indigo 100K models.

Bob Meade, founder of Bokay Signs, pioneering printer, and one of the leading lights in the WA sign industry, has passed away, two years after selling his business.

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The Print Files - Leading in Print, with Tom Eckersley

Check out the latest Print Files podcast, Leading in Print, with Tom Eckersley, managing director of Eckersley Print Group, on leadership and running a family-owned business.

Heidelberg running push-to-stop webinar

The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg is running a webinar at 5pm next Thursday on print automation, based around its push-to-stop concept of full production integration.

Forest regrowth gathering pace

Forest growth across the world is gathering pace, making a nonsense of claims by environmentalists that print and paper is destroying the world’s trees.

Kornit prints Eurovision outfit

The outfit to be worn by the Israeli entry in this year’s global high point of culture, the Eurovision Song Contest, has been printed on Kornit direct-to-garment technology.

Print21 magazine: Restraint of trade necessary

How do print business owners prevent staff from walking out and starting a rival business? Legal eagle Wal Abramowicz says a restraint of trade clause is essential in all employment contracts.

Top 5 New Zealand apprentices named

The five sector winners in the PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year competition have been named, with the winner set to be announced at Pride in Print in June.

Women in Print breakfasts selling out

Next week’s Women in Print breakfast in Melbourne has already sold out, and other venues are getting close, prompting the organiser to encourage women to book up fast as sellouts are expected everywhere.

Sustainable textile print needs bigger conversation

The environmental impact of textile production is starting to get more attention, but there are many aspects to consider, with DTG vendors weighing in as the eco-friendly alternative.

Playford-Browne joins Durst Oceania

Industry identity Ashley Playford-Browne has joined Durst Oceania as its new sales manager LFP and Textile, as the company ramps up its activity.

Dscoop opens global online event in 2 weeks

Coronavirus restrictions mean this year’s HP Indigo users conference Dscoop Edge Fusion is taking place online, with registrations now open for the 17-20 May event, which features a host of top-line speakers.

April - It's Been A Big Month In Print podcast

April was A Big Month in Print. In this latest Print Files podcast, industry insiders Wayne Robinson and Lindy Hughson dissect the big stories, issues and trends emerging in ANZ print this month.

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