Commercial

Sydney-based digital and offset printer Emerald Press had a big problem to solve: providing high-quality spot UV without having to deal with the troubles of outsourcing. Fortunately, long-time partner Currie Group had just what Emerald needed.

Queensland commercial printer Kuhn Corp has invested in a pair of new machines from Ricoh – a sheetfed press to bolster its existing commercial business, and a direct-to-garment machine as well, which is opening up an entirely new market.

MBE Parramatta prides itself on being the MBE Franchise of the Year – but, as owner Charles Batt knows, there is always room to grow, and the new Fuji Xerox Iridesse Production Press is helping it do just that.

Ambition is a trait best seasoned with determination and commitment. For Emmanuel Buhagiar, the road to being numbered among and recognised by his chosen peers in the printing industry began almost 50 years ago.

Third-generation family business Soar Print is arguably one of New Zealand’s longest standing and most successful commercial printers, with a string of acquisitions and accolades to support this claim.

Print ambassador at large Deborah Corn says the global print network is a visionary concept that, despite its flaws, should be pursued, with drupa a great starting point.

Australian Paper is the country’s only on-shore fine paper manufacturer, and known for brands such as Reflex and Tudor. Jake Nelson reports on its strong local focus and global manufacturing expertise in Print21 magazine.

In the first of a series of articles from the global mega show drupa, French print analyst Raphael Ducos, founder of www.reviewofprint.com, calls on printers to throw away the old baggage and embrace a change of mentality.

Customer experience consultant and print industry veteran Scott Telfer says emotions are set to play a bigger part in business than ever before.

The country’s biggest printable material distributor Ball & Doggett is launching Extract, a new stock that is made from recycled coffee cups.

Reinventing the wheel is not a recognised element in successful product development. printIQ insists it is much more than just an MIS and backs this up with the range of best in class software it delivers to the market, including UK-based Infigo for e-commerce.

Printing and the printing industry is a very different affair back in the middle of the 20th century when printing engineers Currie and Southward hang out their shingle in Melbourne in 1949.

As the skills shortage continues to bite the print industry, the nation’s biggest trade printer, CMYKhub, has taken matters into its own hands, offering a 
self-developed cadet programme for aspiring staff. Wayne Robinson reports.

Once an essential part of every university in the country, inplants have 
been in retreat from higher education, but are still prevalent in schools, lawyers offices, and in specialist areas such as the ADF. Wayne Robinson assesses the state of play.

If the press is the beating heart of any printing operation, and ink and paper its lifeblood, then software is its DNA – shaping its processes, defining how it all works and ensuring everything develops just so, as Jake Nelson found out from experts.