Industry

For the Covid year to June, The Real Media Collective saw an increase in members, while income took a hit through the cancellation of its events, but the industry association remained in the black.

The liquidator for former Sydney direct mail and fulfilment house Senses Direct, which went under two years ago, is seeking formal proof of debt or claim against the business. Mark Mina's operation sank under the weight of a court battle with directory publisher Sensis over the name of the business.

Printers in New Zealand’s biggest city are firing up the presses again from today, with the harsh Level 4 Covid restrictions dialled down to Level 3, for now at least.

Women in Print is seeking a new Victorian patron, via a nominations process, followed by Women in Print board election, as incumbent Kirsten Taylor resigns from the patron role after five years.

Bianca Willson from Multi-Color Corporation in Adelaide has been named South Australia’s LIA Heidelberg Australia Graduate of the Year, at a presentation held at Fujifilm Business Innovation.

Liquidators for Sydney-based Graphic Bookbinding are inviting formal proof of debt or claim on the business, which was closed as part of Sydney Binders last April.

The Real Media Collective, working with Toluna Research, has surveyed Australians on their attitude to print, and found that young and old alike show a clear preference for print over digital.

News Corporation has told all its Chullora print staff not to come to work next week unless they have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine by Sunday. Chullora prints all Sydney's metro daily newspapers, including those published by News and by Nine.

The current struggles of printers in NZ’s largest city are continuing, as Jacinda Ardern extends Auckland’s Level 4 lockdown for at least another week, while the rest of the country will stay at Level 2, with industry leaders warning of severe impacts.

As shipping capacity tightens around the world local industry suppliers remain confident that they have secure supply lines to service the local industry, whatever the level of demand.

At a time when gender roles and identities play a central role in society Sue Threlfo stands out in the blokey world of print. She is notable for being a long term facilitator of the industry's digital transformation, and as a pioneer leading the change to more diversity.

Imports of printing and communication papers into Australia dropped by 27.7 per cent in the 12 months to June, and by 23.4 per cent in New Zealand, but they did start to recover at the end of the year.

Print businesses in Sydney were ready for Monday's no jab no work deadline, but late Sunday the state government extended the deadline by another two weeks to 19 Sept, although staff have to have made their booking to get vaccinated by today (Wednesday).

Print industry super fund Media Super, and Cbus, have signed their merger agreement, and say the funds are now working towards completing the merger process by the middle of next year.

Print businesses who have staff who live in one of the 12 NSW LGAs of concern have just five days to ensure those staff have had at least one dose of the vaccine, otherwise they can't come to work. Monday is deadline day for the area that hosts many of the state's print operations.

Canva’s Global Partnership Lead Aaron Day talks to Print21 editor Wayne Robinson about the online juggernaut founded by Melanie Perkins and two friends, and how it can help printers grow their businesses.