About Us

Promoting the better business of printing

Print21 is the premier business magazine and online news service for the printing and graphic arts industries in Australia and New Zealand.

As the official publication of the Printing Industries, the premier Australian industry representative association, as well as being subscribed to all members of PrintNZ, the main industry body in New Zealand, Print21 magazine is a graphic arts business publication with a difference. Directed towards the influential leaders of the industry, it contains exclusive region-specific economic analysis and authoritative reports on business, design and technology from the most respected industry commentators in Australia and New Zealand.

Who reads us?

The readership of the bi-monthly Print21 magazine comprises the A-list of printing industry company owners and managers in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, it is widely circulated and highly regarded for its production values among the graphic design community. By addressing print originators as well as print providers on both sides of the Tasman Sea, Print21 provides advertisers with an unbeatable and cost effective showcase for their products and services. In addition, there are over 500 paid subscribers. Print21 is also widely circulated and is highly regarded for its production values among the graphic design community.

Print21.com.au is the weekly online news service for the Australasian region. The most widely read and authoritative online weekly news bulletin with subscribers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Print21.com.au is required reading for industry professionals and delivers the complete media channel to deliver marketing messages to the decision makers of the region.

Print21.com.au is subscribed to by over 5000 industry professionals on both sides of the Tasman. Due to the dynamics of internet subscriptions the figure varies on a weekly basis.

Meet the team

Patrick Howard, Publishing editor and industry analyst

Patrick Howard

Patrick Howard is the most senior graphic arts journalist in Australia and New Zealand. He is the founding publisher and executive editor of Print21.

A dedicated observer and analyst of the printing and the graphic arts industries he has been engaged in the sector for more than 20 years. A professional journalist and editor of long-standing, he has reported on and witnessed most of the important developments, technology launches and trade shows in recent times.

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Wayne Robinson, Editor Print21 magazine

Wayne Robinson

One of the world’s most experienced print industry journalists, Wayne has just joined Print21 as its new Editor, and comes with a lifetime of reporting on the print industry,

the last two decades here in Australia. A seven drupa veteran.

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Jake Nelson, Editor Labels and Industrial Print

Jake Nelson

Jake is an enthusiastic reporter, following all of the industry events and people. Since joining the team, Jake has become our leading local Label and Industrial Print Editor, bringing the latest label and packaging news to you in Print21 magazine and online.

He’s looking forward to your news tips!

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What’s going on in the industry

In every issue Print21 covers the industry landscape with regular features highlighting developments in:

  • Business Focus: What printers are doing to be leaders in their markets.
  • Market Trends: Who is buying and what type of equipment is being demanded by the different industry sectors
  • New Technology: Cost and benefit analysis of making new technology investments.

Print21 is a production of Yaffa Media.