It was always going to end in tears. Offering the mighty ATO 1c-2c in the dollar, while giving smaller creditors 100c in the dollar – and so gaining their votes for the deal to go through and the company to stay alive – was a risky strategy, to say the least.

Print21 and PKN Packaging News have released the full programme for the LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print day, coming up next month.

The Fair Work Commission has ruled to remove Schedule C from the Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award, a move opposed by the PIAA and AMWU but supported by the Australian Industry Group.

The July August issue of the country's biggest print industry magazine Print21 is being mailed this week, with the issue jam-packed with valuable print business insight, analysis, and information.

Inkjet technology solutions developer Océ will be showing a host of applications at PrintEx, showcasing images from the Speed photobook by renowned photographer Horst Friedrichs.

Charles Batt's Parramatta MBE has won the franchise group's Franchise of the Year award, which was sponsored by Konica Minolta.

Sydney’s Faast Print has grown its booklet-making business by upgrading to a high-volume Duplo saddle stitcher and other equipment from Neopost, which has allowed it to produce six times the booklets it would have otherwise made in the last 18 months.

The sale of EFI to Siris private equity has been completed, with 99.7 per cent of voted shares voting in favour of the US$1.7bn transaction. Siris has installed former Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson as executive chairman of EFI.

US print giants Quad/Graphics and LSC Communications have called off their massive merger deal, which was blocked following an antitrust lawsuit from the Department of Justice last month.

Two flights from anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, plus three nights in a luxury hotel in Sydney to visit PrintEx 2019 in August, plus two free tickets to the National Print Awards dinner – how good can it get?

Printers are up in arms over the liquidator of collapsed print business Sydney Allen, which is trying to claw back $644,000 worth of invoices paid to trade suppliers in the six months before the company crashed with debts of $7.6m three years ago.

Print industry super fund Media Super scored third place in the 2018/19 financial year, achieving an 8.8 per cent growth over the year, its performance beating 184 of the 187 super funds in Australia in an impressive result.

The PIAA has met with politicians at an event in Brisbane to discuss challenges facing the printing industry.

Graphic arts supplier Orafol has applied to wind up Brisbane-based signmaker System Signs.

The LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print event will offer print business owners and managers exclusive market insights and engagement with brand owners, designers, and printers who have switched into packaging.