Neschen, represented in ANZ by Starleaton, has created a handy guide to enable print businesses to ask the right questions when it comes to choosing a new laminator, which highlights what you should be looking at, and why.

The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg is running a webinar at 5pm tomorrow, which will show printers how to use the new Speedmaster CX104 to print both commercial and packaging work.

Ovato shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to support the proposed sale of the retail distribution business to Are Media, and on a new $2.5m short-term loan from Are.

Soar Print digital team member Travis Jordan has been named the PrintNZ BJ Ball Papers Print Industry Apprentice of the Year, with Soar Print staffer Alex Huynh winning Trainer of the Year, and Labelmakers being named Training Company of the Year.

Ron Hall, print identity and co-founder of Pinnacle Print Group, was farewelled this week, with family, friends and industry colleagues gathering to say goodbye to one of the leading lights of the late 20th century Melbourne print industry.

Fresh from the launch of the new Speedmaster CX104, Heidelberg is running a webinar tomorrow, which will highlight the folding carton opportunities with its latest press.

The Fujifilm Business Innovation Versant 3100i Press has won a BLI 2021 Pro Award from Keypoint Intelligence, for efficient production workflow capabilities, strong colour matching performance and automated setup with minimum user intervention.

Print giant Ovato’s proposed sale of its retail distribution business will be split in two, between Australia and New Zealand, to take account of longer regulatory scrutiny in the land of the long white cloud. Australia finalises on 31 July, New Zealand a month later.

Ringwood based Valiant Press has taken its binding to the next level, with the installation of a new Horizon BQ-280 PUR perfect binder, supplied by Currie Group. It will be used to print jobs from Valiant's offset and digital presses.

A "beautiful looking book" printed and hand-bound by Wellington outfit Wakefield Digital won the NZ Pride In Print’s best of the best Supreme Award, after unanimously taking out the top prize in the 2021 awards, which took place as an in-person event.

Bottcher Systems will show off its full range of solutions on its stand at PacPrint 2021, with a display it says will support all four pillars of its business – carton packaging, printing with HUV-LED, flexible packaging, and commercial print.

EFI is producing a series of three webinars over the next three months aimed at enabling all printers to unlock what it says the serious growth opportunities from having a web-to-print system. The first one kicks off tomorrow at 3pm.

The world’s biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg launched a new B1 press the CX104, amongst a raft of new equipment, with two Aussie printers among the first to order them.

The Ricoh Pro C7200sx Series now have a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 Pro 5 Star Rating Award for mid-volume CMYK+ production device, and are now available with new gold and silver toners for the fifth station.

The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg is running an international online customer event today, to showcase new and enhanced offerings in the commercial, packaging and label segments.


Ovato will hold an EGM on 15 July for shareholders to vote on the proposed sale of the retail distribution business, and on a new $2.5m short-term loan from Are Media. A successful vote at the online event will leave Ovato able to fully focus on its core printing activity.