Industry

Putting a dollar figure on a business in times of pandemic stress is complicated. Old methods no longer apply when buyers have to gauge how much scope the business has to bounce back to previous revenue levels. Richard Rasmussen looks at the issues.

A new initiative, Print Against War, is calling upon the world's print and packaging companies, and suppliers, to join forces to support printers in Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time.

Michael Schulz, general manager of The SOS Print + Media Group, has joined The Real Media Collective Sleepout team for this year, to support its efforts to raise money for Vinnies.

Two Sides has successfully challenged 880 organisations from sending greenwashing messages to customers, forcing them to stop making misleading anti-paper claims.

The 112 day strike at papermaking giant UPM Kymmene, which crippled production at the €10bn a year business from new year’s day, and raised the anxiety levels of printers everywhere, is over.

New Zealand’s Top 10 print apprentices for 2022 have been unveiled by PrintNZ alongside its training arm Competenz/Te Pūkenga. The Top 5 will be announced at a Training Graduation Ceremony on 17 May, with the presentation to the winner at Pride in Print a month later.

Marketing guru Malcom Auld says understanding your customers' needs is crucial to keeping them, even more so for growing them, and really listening to what they are saying is the essential first step to that.

Digital print solutions developer Durst has partnered with software specialist Four Pees, to enhance the integration of software solutions such as Durst Workflow and Durst Smart Shop at its clients.

Stora Enso has initiated a sales process for a possible divestment of four of its five paper production sites, which produce 1.7 million tonnes of printing and communication papers between them.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened his 2022 election campaign with a visit to East Coast Canning, a start-up mobile can printing, labelling and packaging business on the NSW south coast.

The two major print associations aim to form one "super industry body", in what the protagonists say is a "call to arms" to the print industry to come together and "build the strongest industry we've ever been".

The print industry’s super fund Media Super will complete its long-planned merger with Cbus tomorrow, with some $7bn in member funds transferring over to the much larger fund.

The federal government’s final budget before the election left industry severely underwhelmed, containing little of meaning for printers, as the hunt for votes took centrestage.

Print industry leaders are united in their disappointment in the third budget of the Morrison government, which they said, while having a few bright spots, failed to show much meaningful support.

Online graphic design platform founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht are now the tenth wealthiest people in Australia, with all their money coming in just the past 10 years, since they launched Canva.


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PVCA has suspended the individual state Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) for this year. Instead, they will present a single, expanded National Print Awards competition, with entry open to all.