Industry

Online graphic design business Canva has seen its valuation hit $20bn, just nine years after it was launched by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Cameron Adams, three Melbourne friends - who are now all billionaires.

Digital labels and print solutions developer Konica Minolta is receiving global recognition for its commitment to sustainability, with the company pointing to a trio of listings validating its environmental focus.

The Queensland government is set to ban all print from being produced in the sunshine state, deeming it out of line with current community values.

As the Covid stimulus JobKeeper came to an end on Sunday night, print businesses around the country were assessing their staffing needs, and the viability of their ongoing sustainability.

Newspaper publisher News Corp will stop distribution of its bigger titles to much of regional Queensland by September, a year after it canned printing many of its local papers, leaving locals bereft.

The Real Media Collective has released its Industry Insights Survey 2021 to members, which highlights the significant impact of the Covid pandemic for printers, publishers, mail-houses and distributors.

Every Epson site in the world, including in Australia and New Zealand, will all meet their electricity needs from 100 per cent renewable energy sources in two years’ time.

Print21 is launching the print industry podcast – The Print Files – to provide inspiration and insight to the owners and managers of all types of print businesses across ANZ. The first episode – It's Been A Big Month In Print – will be launched on Monday afternoon.

The embattled printed newspaper industry has been hit by another blow, with the Queensland government axeing compulsory newspaper advertising in regional papers by its departments, sending it online instead, costing regional papers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Now that Australians are able to get together again in person, the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) is planning an industry gathering for printers to reconnect, at the Carnarvon Golf Club in Lidcombe, NSW, on Wednesday 21 April.

As print businesses across flood-affected regions of New South Wales and Queensland start to assess damage over the next few days, supplier association Visual Connections has reminded owners that the industry’s suppliers stand ready to offer support.

PVCA CEO Andrew Macaulay is leaving the print employers association, five years after his appointment, saying he has “achieved everything I was brought in to do”. He will stay until a successor is appointed, with the search about to begin.

Andrew Macaulay's time as CEO of employers' association PVCA is coming to an end. Print21 looks back over his five years in print, years that have seen the industry go through a period of rapid change.

Joint venture Koenig & Bauer Durst’s food safety water-based printing inks are now UL Ecologo certified, based on lifecycle assessments, writes print environmentalist Laurel Brunner. She says this is a robust and trusted framework.

PrintNZ has named this year’s Top 12 New Zealand Apprentices of the Year, with the winners coming from commercial, digital, sign and packaging backgrounds.


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The 2021 Women in Print Breakfast Series will focus on exploring Mental Health and Wellbeing, with Man Anchor, Steve Gamble and Ashleigh Wilson leading the national breakfast series, scheduled to run in May.