Commercial

The world’s biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg has joined the United Nations Global Compact, as part of its drive to carbon neutrality, writes Laurel Brunner, in the Verdigris Blog.

Massivit is launching a new printer in its 3D series, the Massivit 3000, which it says provides an affordable, high-performance 3D printing solution for print service providers, and entertainment fabricators.

Australia has enacted the Recycling and Waste Reduction (Export – Waste Paper and Cardboard) Rules 2024 – landmark legislation that extends regulatory oversight to waste paper and cardboard.

A “challenging” market hit sales at press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer in first quarter, with the company now looking at restructuring its Digital & Web division to stem losses.

This year’s Kwik Kopy conference saw record number of printers attend, with most franchisees making the trip to Fiji for three day World of Opportunities: Empowering Us to Make Possible event.

Peter Fiasco, head of franchising at Kwik Kopy Australia, has been named a national finalist in the Franchise Council of Australia's Franchise Industry Leadership Award.

Xerox is halting its production print manufacturing operation, bringing to an end a 24-year run as a digital press manufacturer in the commercial print sector. It will now supply OEM presses, with its own software.

Press manufacturer Komori will launch three new machines at drupa next month, with a commercial, a packaging and a digital press all making their debuts, and all networked into a Smart Factory concept.

More than 50 per cent of the print systems manufactured by German press giant Koenig & Bauer are for packaging, and drupa will see the full range of the company’s solutions on show.

Some staff at online design juggernaut Canva are reportedly now millionaires, thanks to the success of a $3.6bn off-market share sale which has enabled them to cash in their share options.

Kodak is celebrating its 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of process-free printing plates, and says its extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development continues.

Family-owned and operated, Central Commercial Printers (CCP) is one of New South Wales' most respected regional printers, and is celebrating half a century in April, as it continues to go from strength to strength.

Epson claims it has made colour management for professional printers easier and more reliable than ever, with the launch of its new Auto Table for the SD-10 spectrophotometer.

A visit from Mark Hyde, sales manager for AB Graphic International, to lead the ABG By Appointment events at Currie Group’s Melbourne headquarters, delivered more than expert insights to the sessions.

Press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer saw its revenues for 2023 hit the upper end of its guidance, as it revealed it was budgeting up to €10m (A$16.65m) for its drupa spend.


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Revenue and EBITDA at marketing services group IVE were up in the half year to 31 December on the prior corresponding period, which itself was a record.