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Sydney based Glory Printing is seeing a significant upswing in its productivity, with the installation of a new Horizon BQ-270 perfect binding system, supplied by Currie Group.

Eleven of the world’s leading print technology developers are celebrating wins in the annual InterTech Technology Awards, with HP and Kodak both winning two awards.

Aussie and Kiwi printers are being advised to get their skates on to get through the doors of the world’s first virtual print exhibition, which has just one week left to run.

Personalised web-to-print coffin printing business LifeArt has taken out a silver at the global Fespa 2020 awards, for its Final Delivery project, in the Packaging on Paper and Board category.

The Mail Boxes Etc franchise network has reached a new milestone in its long-standing history in Australia, reaching 40 franchise locations with a new store opening in Port Macquarie, NSW.

Print environmentalist Laurel Brunner says the Covid-driven slowdown in work is the perfect opportunity to get your printing business on message with sustainability, in order to be ready to meet the new market demands when the crisis is over.

The company that was formerly Sunshine Coast-based Express Print & Mail is in liquidation with debts of $4m, although the Express Print & Mail business, including the brand itself, was sold prior to liquidation, and is now trading from a new address in nearby Kunda Park.

Speaking at a live Q&A session this morning to printers around the world, innovative printing system developer Benny Landa says his nanographic technology will become mainstream and will produce multiple applications in every print field.

One of the major drawcards to drupa, Benny Landa, has reconfirmed his commitment to the rescheduled giant trade show, while Fujifilm has joined those withdrawing from the event.

Kodak has extended its partnership with German AI developer PerfectPattern in a deal which it says will enable “unmatched” levels of automation in its Prinergy On Demand workflow.

Wide format inkjet printer and printer cutters manufacturer Roland DG is launching a new proprietary VW-S1 densitometer, which it says will make colour matching between its printers easier, and less expensive.

Mutoh Australia is launching two new benchtop UV printers, both with braille and raised effect capability, and which print and varnish in one pass. It will donate $500 to the Fred Hollows charity for every printer sold between now and Christmas.

The harsh restrictions shackling the Victorian economy was the biggest story in print this week, with the Print21 report on the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria, and the muted responses to it from industry leaders, getting the most clicks.

As the domestic newspaper printing industry rationalises, New Corp has released details of its new Vic print plant, revealing it has taken an initial 10-year lease on the 11,000sqm site in Truganina on the outskirts of Melbourne.

The on-off auction of wide format house Craftech is back on, with Liquid Asset Management hosting an online auction that will close in a week's time and includes two Arizona printers and three Zund cutters.


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Industry association The Real Media Collective has released a Commercial Tenancy Report, which provides detailed information for printers in every state on the current status with commercial leases in the Covid era, as federal and state government legislate various support packages for commercial tenants.