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Digital print solutions developer Durst has opened a new direct subsidiary to serve Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceania region with its wide format, labels, packaging, and textile inkjet systems.

NSW Central Coast printer SL&CS Promotions has upgraded to a new UV inkjet label press from Screen, distributed by Jet Technologies.

Melbourne trade laminating business Protectaprint is in administration, as mounting troubles and an ATO wind-up order send the business over the edge.

Global label giant CCL Industries is spending $8.1m to buy Stuck on You, the Geelong-based manufacturer of personalised kids’ labels founded by Carrie Felton.

Michael Hannan will take over the chair’s role at Ovato, following the resignations of incumbent Matthew Bickford-Smith, and non-executive director Terry Sinclair.

Starleaton’s open house event for the EFI Pro 16h LED hybrid printer, which it calls the ultimate growth tool, wraps up this Friday 22 November.

Esko has expanded its Kongsberg range of digital cutting tables with the new Kongsberg X Edge, which it describes as a fully-upgradable table design that offers productivity, flexibility, and reliability.

Southport Printing Co in Queensland has become the first printing company in Australia to install the PressProfiler ink key pre-setting system from Prepress UK.

PVCA is describing the ACCC's decision to give AusPost the green light for inflation-busting price hikes as “baffling” and “rewarding AusPost failures”, and is predicting the rises will have a “substantial impact” on the print and mail industry.

Venerable Hobart printing house Monotone Art Printers has invested in a suite of new productivity-boosting Horizon finishing equipment from Currie Group.

Industry associations Old Friends and the LIA are asking printers to contribute to a new archive of business cards.

Meltdown in Melbourne continues, with longstanding craft bookbinding house Irwin & McLaren closing its business - 150 years after first opening its doors.

Foot & Playsted has been crowned kings of Tasmanian print, taking out the Print Grand Diemen 2019 best of show award for the Amalgamation and Harmony book, winning the title at a glittering creative industries evening in Hobart.

Staff at Naresh Gulati’s collapsed trade finishing house The Bindery have been left owed thousands of dollars in entitlements, as promised redundancy payments have failed to materialise, and with the company now in liquidation.

Finsbury Green CEO Peter Orel confirms most of the staff working for Waratah when it went into administration are making the move to Finsbury, with former CEO Brett Chalmers also transferring over.