Industry

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.

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.

Digital marketing solutions developer XMPie is offering Print21 readers keen to test the cross media digital integrated marketing waters a free 90 day trial of its software.

Industry materials suppliers are increasingly partnering up with recycling operations, usually in a bid to enhance their eco credentials, but is it all it seems?


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Nominations are open next week for elections to the board at industry employers’ association Print & Visual Communications, for the next two year term.

LIA luminaries Angus Scott and Peter Munro were at Imagination Graphics on Wednesday, to present youngster Matthew Zunic with his certificate of achievement for his nomination in the 2021 LIA Heidelberg Graduate of the Year awards.

Print industry recruiter James Cryer has self-published The Romance of Letterpress, a diary of his grandfather’s travels, as he journeyed across the US as a 21-year-old freshly-minted letterpress printer from Sydney, in the year before the Great War.

Walkley Award-winning journalist and well-known broadcaster and media personality Patrick Condren will be Master of Ceremonies at the 38th National Print Awards next Friday.

Paper manufacturing giant Stora Enso aims to offer 100% regenerative products and solutions by 2050. It has also set ambitious 2030 targets. And it is investing nearly €100m to expand its board production.

Asga has scheduled a webinar on Employment Law – Living with Covid in the Workplace, on 4 November, aimed at helping sign companies deal with the myriad issues the virus has thrown up.

Today is deadline day for print workers in Victoria, with those classed as authorised workers needing to have at least one Covid vaccination by the end of the day, or a booking for one by next Friday, in order to come into work on Monday, under the state government’s health order.

The fourth Print & Digital Convention in Dusseldorf has dropped its live stream option, making it an in-person event only, due to “insufficient demand” for the virtual version.

Recycling printing plates is helping the environmental push, as their short life means they are back in the circular economy far faster than aluminium from other applications.

The National Print Awards and remaining state PICAs have been rescheduled to Friday 5 November, and will run as a combination of in-person and live streaming events.

Print and paper environmental lobby group Two Sides has successfully challenged 810 global organisations, resulting in them taking down misleading anti-paper statements from their websites.