Industry

One in every two printers believes their business will fare better once Covid ends than in the period before it began, according to the latest print industry survey by Ascent Partners.

Cyber crooks stole US$2.3m from Donald Trump’s re-election fund in the swing state of Wisconsin, by manipulating invoices from four direct mail and display printers who had supplied his campaign.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has pushed the interest rate to its lowest ever level. At 0.1 per cent it is now just a smidgen above nothing, meaning it has never been cheaper for printers to borrow money.

Printers may be caught out with the country’s mail monopoly Australia Post setting this Monday, 9 November, as the final day for unaddressed mail bookings for December – it's already too late for non-contract bookings.

Several thousand registrations, printers tuning in from 100 countries, several hundred one-to-one discussions, and 100,000 hits on videos – that is the upshot of the Heidelberg Innovation Week.

Imaging giant Screen and finishing solutions manufacturer Horizon are collaborating on the development of a solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to further enhance the Horizon Smart Factory.

Under-fire Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate, who was sensationally told to step aside or be sacked by the prime minister ten days ago, has resigned as a result..

Queensland print business owner Walter Kuhn is calling on the industry and in particular industry suppliers to adopt a cohesive approach to companies such as Express Print & Mail, who he says appear to be able to shed large debts and move on.

Paper industry identity Tony Duncan’s dream of converting bio-waste into advanced bio-based chemicals will move into production mode with the opening of a French manufacturing plant next year.

Konica Minolta Australia has submitted its first Modern Slavery Statement, covering the financial year 2019-2020, and which sets out the actions it took to address modern slavery risks in the business and supply chain for the 12 months.

Some 750 printers around Australia took part in the first live-streamed Print2Parliament event, which moved online from its normal face-to-face event in Canberra due to Covid restrictions

Newspaper printing equipment from Australian Community Media’s Ballarat plant is being auctioned off, as the regional newspaper publisher closes the factory.

With sunshine state Covid rates almost zero, the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) Queensland branch is hosting its annual Golf Day next month.

Print business broker Ascent Partners is inviting printers to take part in a nationwide industry survey to assess the state of play in print, with the aim of helping print business owners plan ahead through the current uncertainty.

Under-fire Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has sensationally been told to step aside or be sacked, by prime minister Scott Morrison, as an investigation opens into the gift of $20,000 worth of luxury watches to four senior AusPost execs in 2018.

Printers around the country will soon be asked to nominate and vote for new board members for employers' group the Print & Visual Communications Association.