Holistic marketing services group IVE says it is on course to achieve its forecast $100m full year EBITDA, after releasing “solid” half year results on sales that slipped 3.2 per cent, with the company reinstating its interim dividend.

Canon Australia has unveiled its fastest-ever large format range, with the launch eight new print models in the new imagePrograf TZ-30000 Series and a refreshed imagePrograf TX Series.

Independent family-based paper merchant, Romel Australia, has invested in a new paperboard sheeting machine to convert packaging boards into sheets based on customer specifications.

Martin O’Brien Formes, which specialises in die cutting forme production, as well as general manufacturing, is expanding, moving into a new 2800sqm factory, and investing in new production technology.

Victorian business The Print Department took out inaugural honours for the newly announced Special Recognition Best of the Best at the Asia Pacific Fuji Xerox Innovation Print Awards, beating entries from countries around the region.

One of the country’s two big outdoor media players oOh! Media lost $35.7m in the Covid-ravaged 2020, in contrast to a $52m profit the year before.

In what the region’s largest industry supplier Currie Group describes as a milestone decision, it has parted ways with its long-time sales and marketing director Phillip Rennell.

Printers need to provide their clients with ideas, innovation, support and guidance they say they want – but only a few are doing it, according to the latest Print Insight report from Canon.

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Smartech acquires Quadient Oceania

Industry supplier Quadient Oceania, formerly known as Neopost Australia, has been acquired by Smartech Business Systems, with the new owners promising business as usual.

Ball & Doggett launches 2nd Aspire Rewards Program

The country’s biggest printable materials supplier, Ball & Doggett, is launching its second Aspire Rewards Program, on Monday, and its customers will have an increased range of rewards to choose from.

EFI launches 1000sph single pass display printer

EFI will launch what it says will be a 1000 boards an hour inkjet UV display printer later this year, based on the Nozomi C1800 Plus, challenging the long-run dominance of screen and offset.

Jet invites all to see new Screen label press

Jet Technologies in Sydney is hosting a technology demonstration of the latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press, which with longer-run capability is targeting flexo jobs.

Top 7 Day Print Industry News Clicks

The biggest story in the Australian and New Zealand print industry this week was the Print21 report on IVE Group’s solid half yearly results, with O'Brien Formes expansion and TPD's regional print win coming in at two and three.

Print21 magazine: Durst launches Wide Format 2.0

Durst has launched its new 600sqm an hour wide format printing system, the P5 350 HS, which includes high speed full automation, a complete workflow solution, and a full ink portfolio.

News Ltd dominance laid bare at Senate

The Australian newspaper landscape was laid bare at the Senate hearing that may pave the way for a potential Royal Commission into the lack of diversity in the market.

Holy Grail 2.0 recycling watermark launched

Here’s a clever idea: watermark packaging so that a sorting system can be more accurate and recycling processes more efficient. Holy Grail 2.0 is underway.

Heidelberg to run packaging webinars

Heidelberg is launching a series of three webinars under the slogan HD4You that will look at the trends in packaging printing, show solutions, and offer a platform for a collective exchange.

Asga Fespa award winners named

Some 32 different sign and display print businesses have been named as winners of the thrice postponed Asga and Fespa HP 2020 Awards For Excellence, along with half a dozen young stars.

HP releases four new Latex printers, demo tomorrow

HP has introduced a range of new Latex large format print solutions that it says are aimed at helping print service providers diversify their offerings. A live virtual demo is scheduled for tomorrow lunchtime.

HP Indigo awards entries open for another month

Entries are open for another month in the prestigious Asia Pacific and Japan HP Inkspiration Awards 2021, with two new categories covering Covid print, and which are open to all HP Indigo users.

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