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The world’s biggest press manufacturer Heidelberg is running a webinar at 5pm next Thursday on print automation, based around its push-to-stop concept of full production integration.

The fallout from the worst year in print’s history continues, with the iconic Zanders paper mill closing, for good, just shy of 200 years after it started operations, its owners laying the blame on Covid.

The five sector winners in the PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year competition have been named, with the winner set to be announced at Pride in Print in June.

Vistaprint parent company Cimpress has signed a new two year deal for an unspecified number of new HP Indigo presses, mainly the B2 non-stop HP Indigo 100K models.

B2C print operation Vistaprint parent Cimpress is rolling all its financing into a seven-year US$1.16bn facility, split between US$795m and €300m. Cimpress will pay off existing loans from the new funding. Vistaprint Melbourne has now been operating for a decade.

Coronavirus restrictions mean this year’s HP Indigo users conference Dscoop Edge Fusion is taking place online, with registrations now open for the 17-20 May event, which features a host of top-line speakers.

Ovato’s books, packaging, retail distribution and marketing services sales performed solidly over the Jan-March quarter, but heatset catalogues continue to struggle, and may do so until the latter part of this year.

Colour Graphic Services, the Australian colour management, ISO and G7 specialist, is now a dealer for the Myiro-1 and Myiro-9 spectrophotometers in Australia and New Zealand.

Rapidly-growing PhotobookShop has installed a new Horizon BQ-500 iCE next generation perfect binder, supplied by Currie Group, to support its increasing workload.

Organisers of this year’s Print Industry Creativity Awards have extended the deadline for entries until 5pm on Friday 14 May, citing requests from many intending entrants for the extra period of grace.

Komori is launching its version of the long awaited Landa nanopress, the 40” sheetfed Nanographic Printing System Impremia NS40. ANZ printers will have to wait though, it is being released in overseas markets first.

According to preliminary figures, Heidelberg has exceeded its own forecast in terms of net sales and operating margin for the financial year 2020/21 just ended.

Growing Sydney print business, Printing Jet, has installed the first of the new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4070 digital colour presses in Australia. The company has placed it in its central print hub, to service its online and shopfront sales outlets.

The world's biggest press maker, Heidelberg, is showcasing its portfolio of solutions for autonomous printing at virtual.drupa, with today's presentation focusing on using AI to gain efficiencies.

The Snap Print store at Brendale in Queensland has a new owner, with Fiona Atkins succeeding Ian Briskie, who is now officially retired. Atkins is long-time centre manager at the business.


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Digital print solutions developer Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioPress C4080 Series high-speed colour digital press, which it says offers robust and automated production.