Major Melbourne print business Waratah Group is installing print management hubs at clients, with the clients effectively outsourcing all their print through an on-site Waratah facility.

Pulse Roll Label Products has teamed up with leading foil manufacturer API Group to launch its new PureFinish cold foil adhesive at Labelexpo, with what it says is a range of eye-catching promotional labels.

Visitors to Labelexpo will be able to see the newly developed integration between finishing systems manufacturer ABG and software developer Cerm, which sees ABG equipment prepped for the job from the MIS/ERP, saving time and easing a production bottleneck.

Chili Publish, fast-growing creator of software for smart artwork and marketing material creation, welcomes Fabian Prudhomme to the team as global vice president sales and alliances.

Printing franchise giant Snap Print & Design has inked an exclusive platinum partnership deal with Konica Minolta.

Sydney’s Coleman Group has installed its new Massivit 1800 3D printer in a bid to create a new market for the technology.

The local label print sector has a new player, with online operator Prime Labels setting up in business here, targeting start-ups, SMEs and blue chips with custom labels and stickers.

Digital nano press developer Landa is expanding its production facilities, and is building a new 4000sqm building in Israel as it prepares for its post-drupa sales push.

Australia Post will increase unaddressed mail prices from the end of September, and has applied to increase the base postage rate by 10 cents from January.

Debts at liquidated Melbourne print business are in excess of $2m, with $1.15m owed to unsecured creditors, $765,000 owing on a debenture over the company's assets, and $225,000 to preferential creditors.

Outdoor media giant oOh! is launching a new data science technology SmartReach, which it says will offer advertisers more bang for their buck, work with both classic (print) and digital signage, and drive growth in the outdoor market.

The current furore over packaging often overrides the reality that sustainability issues may be complex; however, Australia has great minds working on it, guests heard at the inaugural Global Table forum in Melbourne this week.

The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg has started another 99 new trainees at its four sites in Germany, with a digital focus for the industry newcomers.

Intense lobbying over several months has seen the PVCA (formerly PIAA) win a review of the National Skills Needs List from the government, with the aim of getting print and packaging on the List, and so being able to receive government assistance for training.

Mark Shergill's Focus Press has bought the customer list and most of the equipment of collapsed Sydney print business Reactiv, and brought over half a dozen of the 20 staff.

Label industry veteran Chris Moretto has started a new label printing business, Graphic Labels, six years after moving to Sydney from Toulouse in France. Moretto is targeting the food and chemical industries for his new venture.

Roland DG is launching a new 30” UV flatbed benchtop printer that it says will print high quality images onto a range of both rigid and flexible materials – such as leather and fabric – for realistic effect images.

Melbourne Business School professor Mark Ritson says print is the real deal when it comes to marketing, pointing to the soaraway success of start up travel business TripADeal, which spends heavily on print newspaper advertising.

Sign industry spewing as Clear Skies – t/a signmaking outfit Skope Group Manufacturing Services – is successfully steered into a DOCA, which has seen 70 per cent of its $2.3m debt disappear from its books, a debt which will now be pushed onto the taxpayer and the rest of the signage industry.

Digital inkjet print solutions developer Durst is setting up its own direct ANZ subsidiary, with current face of the company here Matt Ashman installed as its managing director.

The plant and equipment at liquidated WA print business Picton Press is up for auction, with Slattery's setting Tuesday 10 Sept as closure date for bids.

Digital outdoor media has overtaken print for the first time, with the half year to June showing print, or classic, or static slipping into the minority of the outdoor spend, and down by $11.5m in revenue.

Police are alleging that former NSW Surf Life Saving general manager Matthew Hanks set up a dummy printing company as part of a decade-long scheme to funnel $2.7m cash to himself from the association.

Courtney Group has signed a $2.5m deal at PrintEx with Currie Group for a major production upgrade for its Melbourne print centre. The deal is the biggest inked at PrintEx this week.

Guests received a masterclass in the future of packaging print at the Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print forum, held yesterday in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Your weekly TV bulletin from the world of print.

View now »

Design Shop wins Avery Dennison Bathurst 1000

Shane Hilton, managing director of Design Shop in Otago, New Zealand, is the lucky winner of an all-expenses-paid Bathurst 1000 Race Experience, valued at $18,500, from Avery Dennison.

Epic sign adventure to support ASD kids

Hexis Australia managing director Ian Parsonson is going on a five day trek through the wilderness, and is aiming to get sign companies to support him to raise $10,000 for charity 4ASDKids.

EFI to host series of webinars in next month

Leading industry technology developer EFI is hosting a trio of webinars over the next few weeks, aiming to give printers an insight into new developments, and the chance to talk with senior EFI staff.

Heidelberg provides World Skills technology

All the print equipment and almost all the consumables for the WorldSkills tournament in Russia that has just taken place were provided by Heidelberg, as part of its promotion of print to young people.

drupa kicks off as tickets go on sale

The world’s biggest print show drupa is open for business, with tickets on sale from today for the mammoth show, which takes place next June 16-26 in Dusseldorf.

People whisperer to address Women in Print

Author and speaker Anneli Blundell will be the star guest at the Women in Print Breakfast Series, which kicks off tomorrow in Adelaide.

Style Communications designer wins Worldskills medal

Aussie graphic designer Indy Griffiths has achieved a Medallion of Excellence at the 45th WorldSkills International Championships in Kazan, Russia.

EFI to host hybrid flatbed roll-to-roll webinar

EFI is hosting a live webinar next week which focuses on new opportunities in hybrid wide format printing.

Konica Minolta pushes progressive paid parental leave

Konica Minolta has implemented a new paid parental leave scheme that provides 12 weeks off to new parents irrespective of gender.

Melbourne LIVE event offers plenty of value to printers

The annual Food & Drink Business + PKN Packaging News LIVE event is coming up on 11 October. Join us for a breakfast forum from 7.30–11.00am to hear about what it takes for a brand to behave bravely.

Labelexpo set for largest show to date

The 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo is set to be the biggest yet, with 600 exhibitors booked in for the four day show taking place in Brussels at the end of the month.

PrintEx attracts 5000 guests, generates millions in sales

More than 5000 visitors turned out for this year's PrintEx show at Sydney Showground, with millions in sales made at the four-day event.

Starleaton creates Alumigraphics images for photo show exterior

Leading end-to-end industry solutions supplier Starleaton is sponsoring the Ballarat International Foto Biennale which is currently running, and has produced a stunning outdoor graphic on its Alumigraphics material to light up the show.

Ovato Aldi job takes Judges' Choice at RMC awards

The Judges' Choice Award at the Real Media Collective Awards on Friday night was the Aldi Supermarkets 'Christmas: The More the Merrier 18' catalogue, printed by Ovato.

Win an experience with new Ball & Doggett comp

The country's largest printable materials supplier Ball & Doggett is launching a campaign to reward customers for their Avery Dennison wide format purchases.

Print21 magazine: Brewtopia pivots to new markets

Custom e-commerce beverage outfit Brewtopia is growing into the wholesale market with its new Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 digital label print solution. Wayne Robinson reports.

oOh! Media profits hit as sales rise

Outdoor giant oOh! Media is blaming the subdued economic activity around the May election for a 24 per cent slump in its profits in its first half results.

Redbubble heads to $1bn as it breaks into profit

Australian online print and promotional products portal Redbubble has posted a profit for the first time since its IPO, as it aims to hit $1bn in sales.

Digital delivers growth for QMS

Outdoor media company QMS Media achieved strong growth figures across the board for its first half year, with net profit after tax up by 65 per cent on revenue up 23 per cent.

Print21 Magazine: AI marching into print

Customer Experience consultant Scott Telfer asks if Artificial 
Intelligence (AI) is the next digital disruption for customers.

Grand Print gears up with Océ Arizona and ProCut

NSW sign and display company Grand Print Services is making a major investment with a top-of-the-range Arizona 1380XT flatbed printer, and a ProCut 3200L digital cutting system.

Colour bootcamp returns next week

Fespa Australia (formerly SGIAA) and Starleaton will host another three-day colour bootcamp in Melbourne next week.

David Cooke to chair Human Rights committee

Konica Minolta managing director Dr David Cooke has been appointed to chair the first Australian Human Rights Institute advisory committee, located at UNSW, Sydney.

Missed PrintEx – check out the Print21 website

The big show for the year is over, but printers not able to go to Sydney last week can now check up on all the show highlights at their leisure, on the Print21 news website.

Processless plates the new reality

Processless platesetting, makes for more efficient and sustainable production, because it removes the need to chemically remove unexposed plate coatings. It’s a big step forward in making print media production more environmentally friendly, but it has taken a while to gain traction.

TLC rises from the ashes with new Braeside factories

Trade finishing house TLC Digital + has opened a pair of new factories in Braeside, three years after fire claimed its West Melbourne premises.

Twin Loop to stay ahead with new Horizon binder

Sydney finishing house Twin Loop Binding is investing in a new Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder from Currie Group.

Kurz to bring new label cold foil to Labelexpo

Kurz will launch the new KPW XU cold foil for narrow-web printing at Labelexpo in Brussels next month, with a variety of finished labels on show to demonstrate the versatility of the new foil.

Five new satin and gloss wrap colours launched

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching five new satin and gloss metallic colours, which it says incorporate vibrant pigments in its Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio.

Future industry leaders hailed at NPAs

The LIA has celebrated its all-star graduates at the National Print Awards, with Jonathan Pitt of Multi-Color Corporation and Nicole Danger of Chapel Press taking the top prizes in the LIA/Heidelberg Graduates Awards.

Forest buys new Konica Minolta colour printer

Family business Forest Print Services is investing in a new Konica Minolta C3070 digital colour printer for its Belrose production centre.

GALLERY: LIVE highlights emerging packaging print opportunities

Guests received a masterclass in the future of packaging print at the Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print forum, held yesterday in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

PrintEx News: Imagination invests in Konica Minolta B2 inkjet

Imagination Graphics is making its biggest ever investment, with a new Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 B2 UV sheetfed inkjet press set to take the company into new markets.

PrintEx News: Kuhn invests in Ricoh

Walter Kuhn, CEO of Kuhn Corp, has signed a deal to purchase the Ricoh Pro C7210x digital press at PrintEx.

PrintEx News: Snap Warriewood buys second Versant 180

Franchise operation Snap Warriewood has just signed for its second Fuji Xerox Versant 180 digital colour press, inking the deal on the Fuji Xerox stand this morning.

PrintEx News: Skyline buys JetVarnish 3D digital embellishment

Skyline Printing has bought the MGI JetVarnish 3D digital embellishing system from the Konica Minolta stand, having seen it the previous day when it bought a new Konica Minolta 3080 digital colour press.

PrintEx News: Batt buys Iridesse for MBE Parramatta

Charles Batt, owner of MBE Parramatta, has purchased a new Fuji Xerox Iridesse Production Press on the Fuji Xerox stand at PrintEx.

PrintRun heroes hit charity jackpot in City2Surf

It was cold, it was windy, and it got the blood pumping as the PrintRun heroes assembled in Sydney’s Hyde Park at the Archibald Fountain on Sunday morning.

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

Print21 July August issue out now

The July August issue of the country's biggest print industry magazine Print21 is being mailed this week, with the issue jam-packed with valuable print business insight, analysis, and information.

Jobs: Sydney Key Account Manager/Business Development Manager, July 17

Selby's is currently seeking an experienced key account manager / business development manager to grow and manage its Sydney portfolio. Maintain and build relationships across a range of industries and generate new business.

Jobs: Marketing Coordinator, July 17

Robotic Automation is seeking a proactive marketing specialist to help drive business growth through innovative and professionally based marketing approaches and strategies.

Jobs: Screen Printer, July 15

Impact International Pty Ltd is Australia's leading manufacturer of squeeze tubes and is trusted by many of Australia's premium brands for their packaging requirements. We are looking for an experienced Silk Screen Printer on day shift 7am to 3pm.