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Imaging giant Ricoh is launching the Pro C5300s, a new entry-level digital colour printer, which draws much of its technology from its well-established big brothers: the Pro C7200 and Pro C9200.

Regional newspaper plants around the nation are facing closure as the big three publishers discuss print sharing, and instigate their own closures, with the ACM Ballarat site the latest to get the bad news.

Press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer says its participation at next year's rescheduled drupa is “not in question” as the industry reacts to the withdrawal of rival Heidelberg from the iconic event.

The industry's retirement fund Media Super is one major step closer to merging into Cbus, in a potential deal first revealed by Print21 two weeks ago.

Signage industry supplier Fairview Architectural, which numbered one of controversial outfit Skope Group's entities Clear Skies among its clients, is in voluntary liquidation.

The global packaging market size during the Covid-19 pandemic is projected to surge from US$909bn to US$1trn by next year, according to Covid-19 Impact on Packaging Market – Global Forecast to 2021, a new report from Research and Markets.

Print21 editor Wayne Robinson is challenging readers to the Print21 Quiz – how much do you really know about what goes on in the dynamic local print industry, which has its full quota of larger than life characters, eye popping deals, and super salesmen.

The world's biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg has pulled out of the rescheduled global mega show drupa next year, opting instead to host a series of events at its five Print Media Centres around the world.

Melbourne based Affinity Print has bought family-owned Cain Colour, in order to boost its UV print power in the high-end packaging market. Owner Chris Cain, all staff and equipment, have joined Steve Todisco's business.

Konica Minolta launched its high-volume toner AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 colour printers at a live streamed event, with general manager Sue Threlfo saying they will deliver new efficiencies and new applications.

The Pure Zone laminates, manufactured and distributed by Hexis, have just been certified by several laboratories as effective in combating the concentration of coronaviruses on surfaces, presenting new business opportunities to printers.

Kyocera is launching into the production print market with its first commercial printer, a 150 A4-pages-a-minute cutsheet inkjet printer: the Taskalfa Pro 15000c.

Organisers of the world's first virtual trade exhibition, the Australian Print, Sign, Display & Graphics Virtual Trade Show, say strong visitor numbers and resulting sales bodes well for business sentiment into the new financial year.

Epson is launching its new Premium Partner Program, which it says comes with significant business creation opportunities, and rewards for all members, including commercial, display, and direct to garment print businesses.

Printers looking at add a high margin revenue stream to their business will be more than interested in the Dimense digital textured wall covering printer, now available in ANZ through the Stick on Signs distribution channel.


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The Print & Visual Communication Assocation is launching a Proudly Printed in Australia campaign, with free artwork logo for printers to use on their print to show it has been printed onshore.