Top 7 Day Print Industry News Clicks

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The most read story in the print industry in the last seven days was the Print21 story on industry reaction to the business-boosting budget, which saw industry leaders give a range of views on the treasurer's effort to drag the country out of the Covid recession.

Covid budget: print industry reacts

Andrew Macaulay from PVCA, Kellie Northwood from TRMC, and Peter Harper from Visual Connections saw it as largely positive. Rodney Frost from trade printer Lamson Paragon described it as fantastic, Peter Orel at Finsbury Green said it was promising and stimulating. Richard Celarc from Opus was less impressed, saying the apprentice support only lasted a year, and there was no support for hiring older workers. Richard Rasmussen questioned why nothing had been done to clean up insolvency while Kate Carnell also said it was a missed opportunity in regard to insolvency laws.

The second-biggest story of the week was our report on the latest big-name exhibitor to pull out of the rescheduled drupa. Konica Minolta joined a host of other major players who will not be in Düsseldorf next April. With only a few of the major players committed the show – which traditionally attracts visitors from most of the major and medium sized print enterprises in ANZ is looking somewhat shorn of its star power.

Coming in at number three in popularity in this week's print industry news was the announcement that the latest Print21 magazine is arriving on the desks of print business owners and managers around Australia and New Zealand. The region's biggest trade print title is packed with features, with inkjet printing as the main focus.

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