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Melbourne commercial business Printgraphics Printgreen has installed its second Komori B1 long perfector, and is throwing its doors open to the market with an Open Week from Monday.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is launching an inquiry into the insolvency system, to investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble.

Orora is selling its Australasian Fibre busines to a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Paper for A$1.72bn, in a move that will give Nippon an integrated box-making line to compete head-on with Visy.

The Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) is hosting events in Queensland and NSW as part of International Print Day, Wednesday October 23.

We worry a lot about the environmental impact of the graphics industry but the health of people working at the job of printing and publishing should also be of concern, writes print environmentalist Laurel Brunner.

The new sheetfed inkjet B2 Fujifilm Jet Press 750S has just been awarded Fogra certification for contract proofing, with the company saying it is the first B2 inkjet press to do so.

Innovation is the driving philiosophy and practice behind the success of Guru Labels. Investing in the latest technology is part of a strategy to create a better way of fulfilling the delivery promise of online labels, reports Patrick Howard.

The latest issue of the industry's biggest and best-read magazine Print21 is out today, with copies of the Sept/Oct issue dropping on desks of printers around the country.

In a move that could have major implications for print, the owner of the country's second biggest magazine publisher Pacific Magazines is in talks with the biggest publisher, Bauer Media, over a possible sale.

Mark Daws, Currie Group Director – Labels & Packaging ANZ, took a dozen Aussie and Kiwi label printers to the world’s biggest digital reel-to-reel label plant All4Labels, as part of the Labelexpo event.

Industry analyst Smithers forecasts steady growth in demand for industrial packaging across the next five years, with market value rising from $56.2bn this year at a compound annual growth rate of 3.3 per cent to reach $66bn in 2024.

Melbourne-based company Corporate Office Supplies has gone into liquidation. Two years ago the printing consumables supplier was found to have harassed a Queensland farming couple into spending almost $80,000 on ink cartridges they did not need.

Ball & Doggett is launching its inaugural Graphics catalogue, which it describes as an easy-to-use buyer’s guide for pressroom consumables.

The latest environmental development among printer manufacturers is Kyocera’s Green Curtains programme, growing plants on the outer surfaces of external walls and windows, writes Laurel Brunner from Verdigris.

The Print Control Wizard software from Esko scooped the coveted Award for Innovation at the Label Industry Global Awards, presented at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.