Industry

The latest issue of the ANZ print industry’s trade magazine Print21 is arriving on desks, with the bumper issue featuring much of the technology that would have been on show at PacPrint.


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Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables, Ball & Doggett, is strengthening its leadership team, with Leigh Hooper, Rob Brussolo and Paul Bartolo all taking new senior roles.

Heidelberg Innovation Week 2021, from October 13 to 15, will focus on new technologies for commercial, packaging, and label segments aimed to boost print shop performance. Registration is now open for this free online event.

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).