Failed Melbourne trade laminating service ProtectaPrint is continuing to operate, much to the ire of rival outfits, who say its own unsustainable pricing led to its demise in the first place.

Colour Doctor David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services, a certified G7 Expert, has been appointed head of the Idealliance Australasian office, based in Sydney.

The battle for control of HP has ratcheted up several notches, with Xerox buying a small stake in the company, then nominating 11 of its own people for the HP board.

Epson Australia is set to debut its first industrial direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the SureColor F3060, in Melbourne next month.

Fujifilm has won a place on the CDP Climate Change A List, the highest level of acknowledgement for companies making efforts to combat climate change.

Giant print trade show drupa has been on tour in South East Asia, drumming up support for the 2020 show from emerging economies and highlighting the megatrends it sees impacting the industry.

Wide format print systems manufacturers are making a serious effort to get their inks certified as environmentally friendly, especially important as the printers that once produced posters are now also producing interior decor.

Print businesses impacted by the fires that have ravaged parts of the country will be able to claim a tax-free grant of up to $50,000 in a new initiative from the federal government.

Digital print manufacturer Durst has restructured its industrial textile printing division in a move which has been welcomed by local MD Matt Ashman, who says it will result in benefits for existing customers as well as faster product development.

The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) and Fespa Australia have launched a conference for sign and display professionals, with the inaugural event to coincide with Visual Impact on the Gold Coast.

EFI is launching a new mid-range roll-to-roll printer line that it says helps sign and display graphics customers drive more volume with high-end digital print for endless applications and designs.

Digital increased its share of revenue in the out-of-home industry last year, partly at the expense of print, with outdoor media spend last year recording growth for the tenth year running.

Entries are now open for the 2020 Printing Industry Creativity Awards, which will culminate at the National Print Awards in July and incorporate a number of new categories.

Melbourne print community The Papyrus Club is throwing its doors open as the venerable 60-year-old club seeks to welcome new members.

Print businesses in the bushfire ravaged areas of East Gippsland, the NSW South Coast, Kangaroo Island and the Blue Mountains are struggling to get back on their feet, with labour and logistics proving major stumbling blocks.