Commercial

Local HP Indigo supplier Currie Group has taken out the global HP Channel Partner of the Year award, the award recognising its combined performance across both labels & packaging, and commercial.

NSW south coast print business Excell Printing is up for sale, with the owner Alan Mogridge looking for a sea changer to take on the three site, multi-disciplinary, 30-year-old business,

Franchise operation Kwik Kopy is restructuring its board, with the Penfold family taking control, while its CEO, CFO and training manager are all departing, as the company looks to implement significant strategic plans for the growth and success of the organisation in the new year.

The country’s biggest print franchise group Snap is looking for a new CEO for its 130 store operation, as incumbent Richard Thame is set to head back to the logistics industry, after two years in the job.

Personalised consumer products operation Prima has removed Printing from its name, and rebranded with a new website and vibrant set of logos, in order, it says, to better reflect its diversity in the market.

Spicers has boosted its industrial packaging division by acquiring Universal Packaging, a leading supplier of pallet wrapping film, machinery, application and optimisation, which operates throughout New Zealand.

Press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer is launching a new corporate strategy, Exceeding Print, with which it says will transform itself from a heavy engineering manufacturer to an agile technology group.

Bidding closes tomorrow on the auction of plant and equipment from liquidated print business Mystique, with a pair of five-colour B2 Heidelberg Speedmaster 74s the star attractions.

The world’s biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg has committed to becoming climate neutral by the end of the decade, and to do that without buying offsetting certifications a decade later.

Japanese press giant Komori is back in the black, as orders surge from printers around the world looking to upgrade their kit after two years of largely treading water.

The post-lockdown print market recovery currently underway has seen the country’s biggest print group, IVE, achieve revenue up by nine per cent in the first four months of the new financial year. The company is also taking action to ensure paper supply.

Genr8 Printing says it will achieve increased speed in its turnaround time, as well as better colour consistency and registration, with its new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080 digital press.

PrintNZ has launched the Printed in New Zealand campaign, encouraging local printers to display the campaign logo to brand their work, and for their clients to show that they have had their work printed in NZ.

Digital print solutions developer Xeikon has released VariOne, a new instant variable data generation tool for its X-800 digital front-end, which it says can immediately generate endless unique graphics.

Offset and digital business Mystique Print is in voluntary liquidation, with the carbon neutral company, which operated out of Rowville in Melbourne and Surry Hills in Sydney, set to be wound up.


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Kale Print is acquiring neighbouring Advocate Print, and investing in new equipment both for itself and Advocate, which will continue as a stand-alone business unit as part of Kale.