Industry

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that both the minimum wage rate and industry Award wage rates, including those in print, will rise by 3.75 per cent from 1 July.

Printers who were unable to get to drupa will be able to get a taste of the big show from some of those that were, at drupa Review dinners in Sydney and Melbourne over the next couple of weeks.

It was two weeks of brilliance, and as the global print community waved goodbye to the Messe Centre, Print21 reflected on the past fortnight, and gave out the Oi Oi Oi Awards, for those that went above and beyond in Dusseldorf.

The greatest show on earth has come to an end, with the 11-day drupa setting the scene for the next four years in print. Editor Wayne Robinson led the unrivalled Print21 team covering the show from start to finish, and delivers his verdict on what it all means.

Visual Media Association CEO Kellie Northwood spoke at the drupa cube on the final day of the giant show, providing keypoints for printers to grow their market share.

It was a dazzling 11 days at the Mecca of print, with the exclusive Print21 daily videos setting new standards of reporting in the trade press – enjoy the highlights reel.

As drupa 2024 prepares to wrap up, Print21 brings news from the final set of press conferences it covered. And after 11 days in the halls of the Messe Centre, looks forward to spending time in the open air.

Apex Signage has ordered the first Elitron wide-format cutting machine to be supplied by Currie Group, as part of a deal that includes a new Canon Colorado M5W.

Australia's largest wholesale printer, CMYKhub, has made its first inkjet investment, by acquiring two Canon varioPrint iX3200 cutsheet presses at drupa.

Landa is showing new versions of the two presses it has been installing, with the new S11 for folding carton printing and the S11P for commercial printing. No word on when or if they will be in ANZ.

Bobst is all about digital connection and integration, highlighting belief in its software by having little in the way of equipment on its stand, but being fully focused on optimisation through software implementation.

Running as part of the HP digital pouch factory line, the JetFX Solo is an inline digital embellishment solution, which is designed as a fully retrofittable digital print bar for web presses both digital and analogue.

Heidelberg launched its new peak performance 21,000sph Speedmaster XL 106 on the stand at drupa, and highlighted its digital drive with systems integration and its digital inkjet plans.

Muller Martini has a quartet of automated, industrial production lines, all integrated into its Connex workflow, and it is also highlighting its MM Services concept.

In wide format print Fujifilm has the Prime flatbed, Prime hybrid and Ultra roll-to-roll systems on its stand, and is launching Aquafuze ink, which is an aqueous ink with UV curing.


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CMYKhub has made the biggest order ever taken in Australia for Canon Colorado roll-to-roll printers, deciding to re-equip all its print sites with the Colorado M5W series.