EFI’s global user event Connect has returned as an in-person conference after going virtual last year, with the company focusing on its analogue to digital theme.

Entries are now open for this year’s Printing Industry Creativity Awards, hosted by the Print & Visual Communications Association, with all Gold winners entered into the National Print Awards judging.

The Real Media Collective has called on the national cabinet to include print and its workers in its determination of essential service guidelines and protocols for exempting isolating employees.

The Rodney Robertson signage factory has been completely destroyed by a raging fire overnight, leaving it a smouldering wreck.

The self-adhesive label market will see a CAGR of 5.4 per cent between now and 2026, translating into a market that will be 30 per cent bigger, with the Asia Pacific region seeing the biggest growth of all.

Melbourne converting operation Italiya Graphics is installing the country’s first HP PageWide C500 Corrugated Press, in order to expand its offering of corrugated packaging and POS, and digital printing services.

Franchise operation Kwik Kopy is restructuring its board, with the Penfold family taking control, while its CEO, CFO and training manager are all departing, as the company looks to implement significant strategic plans for the growth and success of the organisation in the new year.

The country’s biggest print franchise group Snap is looking for a new CEO for its 130 store operation, as incumbent Richard Thame is set to head back to the logistics industry, after two years in the job.

The team that brought to life the Share a Coke individual name campaign, Labeltopia, has a created a new promotion in time for summer, using variable data digital printing for personalised VB bottles.

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Karagiannis new Victorian Patron of Women in Print

Rita Karagiannis, IVE Group, is the new Victorian Patron of industry association Women in Print, succeeding Kirsten Taylor, Taylor’d Press, who stepped down from the role late last year.

Vale Simon Rowbottom

Well known Brisbane print industry identity Simon Rowbottom passed away over the holidays, with funeral attendees wearing their most colourful, loud, bright, happy outfits in homage to his outlook on life.

Epson wins 3 BLI 2022 Wide Format Pick Awards

A trio of Epson printers have won Buyers Lab 2022 Wide Format Pick Awards in the Signage category, as judged by Keypoint Intelligence, following 24 months of lab testing.

Registrations open for advanced Auspack

Visitor registrations are open for Auspack 2022, the region's leading processing and packaging trade event, with anticipation building for the industry showcase of technology and innovation.

Print21 magazine: Xeikon runs with inkjet and toner

Digital print systems pioneer Xeikon offers both inkjet and toner options in its end-to-end production solutions. Filip Weymans and Trevor Crowley discuss the benefits of both.

Triple site Excell Printing seeks sea changer

NSW south coast print business Excell Printing is up for sale, with the owner Alan Mogridge looking for a sea changer to take on the three site, multi-disciplinary, 30-year-old business,

Print21 magazine: Marketing in Covid

Marketing guru Malcolm Auld says in a Covid world sticking to the golden rules of marketing is even more necessary than normal, and says that those who do will reap the rewards.

Currie Group wins HP Global Channel Partner

Local HP Indigo supplier Currie Group has taken out the global HP Channel Partner of the Year award, the award recognising its combined performance across both labels & packaging, and commercial.

3M invests $133m in graphics films plant

Industrial giant 3M has invested $133m in upgrading its graphic film production facility in Germany – which supplies ANZ – adding two new lines, to produce an extra 5 million sqm of wide format media a year.

Print21 magazine: Review of the Year

2021 was a momentous year for print. We got through it, we got vaccinated, and got back in the saddle. Print21 reviews the year in print as it comes to an end - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Epson launches new spectrophotometer

Epson has launched its SD-10 spectrophotometer, which is battery powered, small enough to fit in a hand or pocket, works with an app on a smartphone, and has just won a Good Design Best 100 award.

Print21 magazine: Vaccinations in the workplace

There is a lot of discussion about vaccinations in the workplace, whether the employer can make them a condition of work, and what the rights are of the anti-vaxxer, the owner, and the rest of the staff. Lawyer Wal Ambramowicz highlights the issues.

Smarter Business: Buying, selling & valuing a business

The latest episode of the Smarter Business podcast, from The Print Files, has industry insider Richard Rasmussen talking about the issues to consider when acquiring another company, or selling your own.