Industry

Print industry group Visual Media Association has welcomed the government’s latest review into apprenticeships, which is aimed to address the high rate of drop outs, which it describes as "abysmal".

Imaging giant Konica Minolta has launched a new digital embellishing system, the AccurioShine 3600, which has a dozen effects, and which is targeted at commercial printers seeking added value solutions.

JOHN FISHER - VALE

Leading industry figure of his day, John Fisher, has passed away, sparking message of condolence from across the industry, for a man who worked for the benefit of all in graphic arts, especially young people.

Ball & Doggett has created a strategic regional partnership with eProductivity Software, developer of cloud-enabled print MIS and ERP solutions, web-to-print, and print industry-specific point software.

Printers across Australia and New Zealand are being reminded that in just three months’ time the biggest event in print will start, with drupa 2024 set to open its doors on 28 May.

Jet Technologies has opened its first distribution centre in Queensland, the new facility marking a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for its products and services.

Marketing guru Malcolm Auld says the time to make some changes in your engagement is now, and says getting real about your online social media presence could generate significant results.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Visual Media Association is launching the P.o.P (Power of Print) Summit 2024, as a weekly one hour webinar series, to run over eight weeks.

Sign and display operation Abacaus Print & Display, trading as Abacaus Visual, is in liquidation, under a creditor’s winding up order. Established a decade ago, the company had some impressive clients. The kit has already been sold.

Some 30 sign industry identities rocked up at the inaugural Asga Victorian Bowls Event, held at the Melbourne Bowling Club in Windsor, on the night Melbourne’s summer finally hit its stride.

Trade display print operation Centrum is celebrating 25 years in business, with the company moving to become an end-to-end service operation, and aiming to make significant investments in the year ahead.

Former customer of BJ Ball NZ Daniel Telfer is the new CEO of the company, taking over from Richard Hislop who has now departed. BJ Ball is part of Ball & Doggett.

Currie Group and finishing specialists Horizon have marked another milestone in their long-term partnership, with the visit of Horizon’s new generation of leadership to Australia.

The print industry employers’ group, Visual Media Association, has labelled the new workplace laws as messy and confusing, joining a chorus of business groups opposed to the latest changes.

Stricken wide-format supplies business Starleaton went into administration with debts in excess of $17.5m. The administrators are recommending liquidation. Unsecured creditors are facing zero returns.


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