The country’s biggest trade print operation has installed a new Horizon CABS4000 binding line, supplied by Currie Group, to produce book jobs on demand for its resellers, as demand for printed books grows.

Rare book enthusiasts went to the Penrith Museum of Printing to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the printing of the original folio of comedies, histories, and tragedies – the plays – by Shakespeare.

Heath Nankervis has become the new managing director at Southern Impact, one of the country's biggest independent print operations, with long-time incumbent Rod Dawson deciding the time is right to exit the business after 29 years, the last 23 as managing director.

IVE Group has made its move into fibre-based packaging, signing a binding agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Melbourne-based JacPak, in a $35m deal. It aims to build a $150m business in the $800m folding carton sector, which it says is growing at 10% a year.

The biggest print business in the Northern Territory, Colemans Printing, has ordered an HP Indigo 6K Digital Press, to be supplied by Currie Group, as a platform to enter the labels market.

The industry’s employers’ association, PVCA, has today officially become the Visual Media Association (VMA), the final step in the merger and restructuring of what were PVCA and The Real Media Collective, with the Fair Work Commision giving its stamp of approval.

Today, 25 October, is International Print Day, with print people encouraged to connect with others around the world, and share print on social media under the hashtag #IPD23.

PVCA is relaunching the VoPP, Value of Paper and Print, effectiveness campaign as of today, it is dedicated to promoting print as a relevant, contemporary, and highly effective channel.

The ninth drupa Global Trends Report, to be published next month, will be a clear statement of increasing confidence in print across almost all regions and markets.

A large group of industry professionals gathered for the LIA Victoria’s latest technical event, a much-anticipated visit to Note Printing Australia’s security printing plant in Craigieburn.

Currie Group will host a three day Sign & Display… By Appointment event in Sydney next month, to highlight opportunities with the newly-expanded range of EFI and Canon large-format print solutions.

Print and Visual Communication Association CEO Kellie Northwood has been appointed to the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance (Manufacturing Alliance) Board.

Printers have until Monday to complete the online 2023 PVCA Industry Metrics Survey, which will benchmark their business against averages, and be used for business planning. It takes 20 minutes.

Swiss finishing giant Ferag has acquired Australian warehouse automation software business dereOida, in a move it says will create a single solution for all intralogistics requirements.

Industry association Women in Print is looking for three new board members, one of whom will not be associated with print, as Sandy Aspinall, Lisa Blachut, and Kellie Northwood step down.

The latest issue of the print industry’s favourite trade magazine, Print21, is on its way to the owners and managers of print shops across Australia and New Zealand.