Label printers in the country’s vineyard regions are celebrating, as China has officially ended its ban on Australian wine, meaning tens of millions of wine labels could soon be rolling off the presses again.

This year’s Women in Print Breakfast will include Canberra for the first time, so enabling the growing association to extend its reach to almost every state and territory in Australia.

Elisabeth Mitchell won the Salesperson of the Year Award at the annual Konica Minolta Sales Achievement Awards, as the Production Print division recorded its best ever annual result.

The latest issue of the nation’s favourite print business magazine, Print21, with the drupa Preview, is being mailed to the owners and managers of print companies across Australia and New Zealand.

The Apple Macintosh, which transformed print, taking it into the modern era, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. The Mac sits alongside Gutenberg's press and the Linotype machine in the pantheon of the most profound print technologies ever invented.

The Victorian chapter of the LIA, the association for all people in print, held elections at a special general meeting last week, to put in place their committee and office-bearers for the next 12 months.

With just two months until drupa opens its doors, the mother of all trade shows has been telling the world’s trade media that attendees will have an unparalleled insight into the future of print.

At its HP Indigo user group, Dscoop Edge, HP released its latest lineup of HP digital printing presses and intelligent solutions, designed to address today’s production challenges.

The company that will produce the Frugalpac paper bottles for wines and spirits in Australia is looking for a printer to print, and then die-cut, onto the recycled paperboard that the bottles are made from.

Wide format cutting systems developer Zünd has opened an Australian subsidiary, with Dale Hawkins, who has worked with Zünd for 15 years, as its managing director.

HP Indigo and A B Graphic International, both represented in ANZ by Currie Group, have installed an HP Indigo V12 Digital Press with ABG non-stop winding technology at HP’s Graphic Arts Experience.

Wendy Coss, general manager of Commercial Digital Print at leading print operation Southern Impact, is the interim chair of the newly empanelled Special Projects Committee for Women in Print.

At drupa in two months’ time, Kodak will showcase its digital technology and traditional print solutions, all designed, it says, to help printers increase productivity and profitability.

The inaugural PKN Women in Packaging Awards, which aims to foster diversity, promote innovation, and inspire future leaders in the Australian packaging industry, has been launched, and is now open for entries.

Up to 100 million wine labels a year could soon be rolling of the presses of label printers across Australia and New Zealand, as China indicates it will end its effective ban on ANZ wines.

The Sign & Print Career Connections programme, an industry-wide initiative to attract new talent to the print, sign and wider graphics sector, has kicked off in Melbourne, reaching 8000 students.