The big ANZ print trade show PacPrint and associated shows Visual Impact and LabelExpo have been postponed from this September to next June, in light of the ongoing Covid pandemic that is currently locking down large parts of Australia.

As the seminar programme for PacPrint firms up, organisers have confirmed that PrintEx favourite, Meqa Smith, will return to the stage at PacPrint in Melbourne to present a session on Loyalty Beyond Reason.

Peacock Bros, Multi-Color Corp (WA), and QLM Labelmakers all won Special Recognition in the Asia Pacific & Japan HP Indigo Inkspiration awards, all in the wine and non-alcoholic labels category.

Printing Industry Creativity Awards around the country will all go ahead over the next few weeks, but a number of dates have had to be changed to cater for changing travel and gathering restrictions.

The celebration of print’s night of nights, the National Print Awards, taking place on the evening of Thursday 30 September, will have popular funnyman Dave Thornton hosting the presentations.

This year’s NZ Pride in Print saw some 184 Gold medals awarded to printers, as the local industry’s night of nights made a welcome return to an in-person event.

Idealliance Australasia will hold its next G7 Expert five-day course commencing on 19 July, with David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services conducting the course for four hours each day of that week.

PacPrint, Visual Impact and the Label & Packaging Expo are set to go ahead as planned, despite recent Covid outbreaks around the country, organisers confirm, saying occasional flare-ups will not derail the show, set to run at the end of September.

As Europe battles back from Covid, the world's big wide format show Fespa has some 300 exhibitors lined up to take part in the thrice postponed expo, now set for October in Amsterdam.

This year's Women in Print Breakfast Series broke previous years' attendance numbers – with a record number of women coming to the five events, and the smaller states seeing the biggest growth.

Printers have until Friday to get their entries in to this year’s state PICAs, with awards' dinners taking place in July, the winners of which go through to the National Print Awards.

Some 45,000 printers from around the world logged into the first virtual.drupa, with four fifths of them from outside Germany.

Fespa’s theme for the thrice postponed Fespa Global Print Expo, which is still scheduled to take place in Amsterdam in October, is Bringing Colour Back.

Some 17,000 printers from 155 countries went through the doors of virtual.drupa, as it opened yesterday for the first of its four day run.

The online version of the worlds biggest trade fair virtual.drupa runs next week with a keynote speaker programme, and a networking plaza, in addiiton to the exhibition space.

The world’s biggest industrial trade fair, drupa, will open in virtual format next week, in place of what should have been the in-person show, which was postponed, then cancelled, due to Covid.