Industry

Industry association The Real Media Collective held its AGM with a networking event, which paid tribute to a quartet of its key supporters, and set the scene for a major consumer campaign.

The latest issue of the ANZ print industry’s trade magazine Print21 is arriving on the desks of print business owners and managers, with a bumper end of year issue in store. Inkjet printing is a major focus, along with pivoting printers, and the 2021 Year in Review

Supplier association Visual Connections gathered its members, their clients and others from across the industry, for the association’s first post-Covid networking event.

Shares jumped at HP as the company reported better than expected full year earnings, with sales at its printing division topping US$20bn. Commercial printing now accounts for 7 per cent of turnover at the IT giant.

Visual Connections, the association representing suppliers to the print, sign, display and visual communications industries, has a new president, a new Board member, and has outlined a clear strategy for the future.

Online B2C print giant Vista says demand for the traditional Christmas card is skyrocketing, and is offering five special card designs for free to its Australian customers.

The inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg could soon be reaching a whole new audience, if a bid to have Lego create a working model of the great man’s invention gets enough support.

Illawarra Print and Signage has become an unlikely TikTok sensation, with owners, husband and wife duo Kyle and Simon Morrisey, receiving millions of views for their videos of paper being cut.

The Real Media Collective is preparing for its end of year AGM, and raising the industry discussion to focus on COP26 commitments across carbon net zero, and deforestation targets, for next year’s agenda.

After months of being shut for business, the Penrith Museum of Printing will once again open its doors to the public on 5 December, and to celebrate the reopening, families can go in for free on the day.

The advantages of gravure over other print methods, especially flexo, are rapidly diminishing, and it is not a question of if, but rather when rotogravure will become redundant for commercial work, writes print environmentalist Laurel Brunner.

As COP26 wrapped up in Glasgow, and Australia commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the print industry will face increasing demands to develop and show its environmental credentials, with industry leaders saying it is well on the way.

Adelaide-based design and print services company, Created2Print, has bought traditional long-standing small commercial printer, Clare Print, along with selected assets, for an undisclosed sum.

Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia has a new managing director, with senior company exec Takashi Otani taking over from Takayuki Togo, who moves to a European and US role.

A press operator at packaging giant Visy has lost his claim to appeal a decision to terminate his contract following an ankle injury sustained on holiday, which kept him off work for two years.


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RR Donnolley, the biggest printer in North America, is being bought by the private equity fund that owns former sister company LSC, which is itself the third biggest printer in the US.