Opus Group is buying the Ovato book printing business for $8.5m, and is making a further $2.5m investment in Ovato, in the form of a convertible note. It says it has no plans to take over the company. Read more
Southern Impact has ordered the first HP Indigo 15K in the country, with installation of the B2 press expected in September at the company’s Mount Waverley factory.
Melbourne Mailing, now part of the Precision Group, has ordered a new Kyocera Taskalfa Pro 15000c from the company at PacPrint, which will join the two already running at Precision.
Epson Australia has a suite of new digital print production solutions on its PacPrint booth, covering labels, wide format and direct to fabric printing.
Starleaton has a wide range of hardware and media on its booth, including the Zünd G3 automated cutting system, Canon print systems and Neschen eco-friendly PVC free media.
Kodak has unveiled its new high speed inkjet Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press, offering printing speeds of up to 410 metres a minute, which it claims is the fastest on the market.
Kissel + Wolf has signed a new distribution partnership with industry packaging and print software technology company eProductivity Software, the former EFI software business.
Konica Minolta Australia has appointed Andrew Cocker to the role of general manager, production and industrial print, succeeding Sue Threlfo, who is retiring after PacPrint.
Fujifilm Business Innovation and Electronics For Imaging are launching a new dedicated EFI Fiery print server and workflow for the Revoria Press PC1120 and Revoria Press E1 series.
Despite the major uncertainties impacting the business environment the world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg is expecting its return to profit to continue in the current financial year.
PrintIQ has had a corporate rebrand, coinciding with its latest product release, version 44. It says the major rebranding effort aligns with the significant transformation across the printing industry.
Citing potential solvency issues, the ACCC has greenlighted Opus Group’s proposed $8.5m acquisition of Ovato’s book printing business, with the deal now set to go through today.
Colour Graphics Services will be launching its CGS-Oris X-Gamut – a software system to take full advantage of extended gamut colour sets in both conventional and digital presses – at PacPrint.
One of the big talking points at PacPrint will be the cloud. Print21 editor Wayne Robinson looks up, and assesses what the eponymous term means for print businesses.
Precision Group and Melbourne Mailing are joining forces to create a full service marketing agency powerhouse, offering direct mail, print, graphic design, data analytics and logistics services.
Transformative thinking and a broad spectrum of innovative technology to help businesses ‘Welcome Change’ will be Fujifilm’s driving theme at PacPrint.
To mark Australian Made week, Ball & Doggett is showcasing the stories behind Australian made brands Doggett Labels, Envirocore Board, Shark Skin, Claycote, D Board Plus, Botany, Jiffy and Apmil.