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WA business Super Signs has installed the first Océ Arizona 1300 series flatbed UV in Australia, and is already reaping rewards from the new printer.

Sydney-based signmaker Coleman Group has purchased Australia’s first Massivit 1800 3D printer from Stick on Signs, distributed through Graphic Art Mart.

Police are alleging that former NSW Surf Life Saving general manager Matthew Hanks set up a dummy printing company as part of a decade-long scheme to funnel $2.7m cash to himself from the association.

Packaging giant Amcor saw its sales and profits for the full year all rise in constant currency terms, but take a hit in real terms thanks to adverse currency fluctuations, as CEO Ron Delia declared it the "global leader in consumable packaging".

The big show for the year is over, but printers not able to go to Sydney last week can now check up on all the show highlights at their leisure, on the Print21 news website.

Kurz will launch the new KPW XU cold foil for narrow-web printing at Labelexpo in Brussels next month, with a variety of finished labels on show to demonstrate the versatility of the new foil.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is launching five new satin and gloss metallic colours, which it says incorporate vibrant pigments in its Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio.

The three print plants to reach the finals of the News Media annual awards are all News Corp print centres, reflecting its ongoing commitment to print.

Well known Queensland grand format print business Civic Media is in voluntary liquidation, with owner Adam Middleton citing unsustainable pricing for the demise of the once booming business that has gone down with $1.4m of debts.

Profits at Wellcom soared in its final year set of results for the ASX, with EBITDA surging by 36 per cent on revenue up by 12 per cent.

The creditors’ meeting for Clear Skies Corp has been set for Tuesday at the Sydney offices of administrator PKF, with a proposed DOCA to keep the company going top of the agenda.

Trade finishing house TLC Digital + has opened a pair of new factories in Braeside, three years after fire claimed its West Melbourne premises.

Family business Forest Print Services is investing in a new Konica Minolta C3070 digital colour printer for its Belrose production centre.

Sydney finishing house Twin Loop Binding is investing in a new Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder from Currie Group.

The LIA has celebrated its all-star graduates at the National Print Awards, with Jonathan Pitt of Multi-Color Corporation and Nicole Danger of Chapel Press taking the top prizes in the LIA/Heidelberg Graduates Awards.