The organisers of next year’s trade fair, congress and networking event hosted by drupa, the Print & Digital Convention, are considering hosting some sessions in English for the first time.

The latest issue of the nation's favourite print trade magazine, Print21, is out now, and contains a comprehensive review of PacPrint, revealing who showed what at the region's biggest industry expo.

Major print show which returns in two years after Covid cancellation has signed up exhibitors from 32 countries, more than halfway already to the total of 54 last time out.

The organiser of PacPrint says some $50m worth of sales were done during the show last month, with exhibitors also going home with several months’ worth of leads that could be worth another $50m. The dates for the next PacPrint and Visual Impact shows have now been released.

eProductivity Software Solutions, which provides purpose-built business and production workflow technology, showcased a range of its end-to-end offerings for print, packaging, mailing and e-commerce.

New colour management tech gaining interest on the Colour Graphics Services stand at PacPrint, was the Myiro-1 and Myiro-9 spectrophotometers, and the CGS Oris X Gamut software.

For four days in Melbourne last week the ANZ print industry got back together. With exhibits, demos, forums, parties, and face-to-face meetings, printers reconnected – take a look at the showreel.

The Kyocera Taskalfa Pro 15000c cutsheet inkjet press is being demonstrated live at PacPrint, the first time a Kyocera production press has been at a show in Australia.

Spicers is showcasing its huge selection of leading brands in-person – and the company says its PacPrint stand is the ‘ultimate pit stop for signage, print and packaging’.

Smartech has a booth brimming with new technology, which is says are showcasing ways new and existing clients can capitalise on emerging markets that are showing significant growth trajectory.

At PacPrint printIQ was presenting its latest release, printIQ v44, which it says has further enhanced its accessibility options, to open up its business applications to work from anywhere.

On show at the Graffica booth is the latest modular Kolbus Autobox Boxer automatic boxmaker, enabling printers to offer on demand custom boxes for a surging market.

NSW print operation Carbon8 took out top spot at the National Print Awards last night, with five Gold and two Silver Awards, while The Lighthouse Group from NSW, and Sunprint Queensland, won two Golds each.

The LIA's cocktail party last night honoured graduates of the 2022 LIA Graduate of the Year award, prior to the announcement of the winner at the National Printing Awards tonight.

Currie Group is making the market introduction of the new EFI Pro 30h at the show – a 3.2-metre hybrid flatbed / roll-fed LED entry-level production printer.


Visitors to PacPrint will see all the technologies awarded a Print21 Hot Pick, given to real world solutions enabling print service providers to enhance operational efficiencies, develop new markets, and produce work in a more sustainable way.