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Print & Visual Communication Association has released the key dates for next year’s PICAs and National Print Awards, with print’s night of nights set to run during PacPrint in Melbourne next September.

Industry suppliers association Visual Connections has a trio of new board members, succeeding three who stepped down from their roles, with Jeremy Brew from HP, Adrian Fleming who is with printIQ, and Mutoh's Russell Cavanagh all appointed.

Print business across metro and regional South Australia have been forced to switch off their presses in the state's ultra-strict lockdown, with the rules causing confusion, and leaving printers fuming at the ban on manufacturing.

The Real Media Collective has launched a communication campaign to government, and announced an alliance with the Australian Made campaign to keep print in the country.

Digital developers are pressing ahead with metallic foiling solutions, which may address the issue of waste, with recyling a conversation that has to be on the agenda in the future, writes print environmentalist Laurel Brunner.

Tuggerah-based print management, procurement and software development company, E-Bisglobal celebrated a significant milestone and turning point in its business journey on Monday – its transition to an Aboriginal owned business.

Konica Minolta Australia has chosen the artist and artwork for the design of its first ever Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), with Jasmine Sarin, a Kamilaroi and Jerringa woman from NSW, chosen for what is described as a beautiful and dynamic artwork, Transient – Part 1.

Women in Print, which says it is arguably the industry's strongest diversity and inclusion programme, has relaunched itself to take on the years ahead, with a new look management, and new focus on community, knowledge, network and support.

The oil oligarchy must be getting anxious. Not only are oil prices way down because of the reduction in transportation and the rise in renewable energy, but plastics are being steadily phased out across industries.

One in every two printers believes their business will fare better once Covid ends than in the period before it began, according to the latest print industry survey by Ascent Partners.

Cyber crooks stole US$2.3m from Donald Trump’s re-election fund in the swing state of Wisconsin, by manipulating invoices from four direct mail and display printers who had supplied his campaign.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has pushed the interest rate to its lowest ever level. At 0.1 per cent it is now just a smidgen above nothing, meaning it has never been cheaper for printers to borrow money.

Printers may be caught out with the country’s mail monopoly Australia Post setting this Monday, 9 November, as the final day for unaddressed mail bookings for December – it's already too late for non-contract bookings.

Several thousand registrations, printers tuning in from 100 countries, several hundred one-to-one discussions, and 100,000 hits on videos – that is the upshot of the Heidelberg Innovation Week.


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