Label press manufacturer Gallus will be focusing on the digitisation of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which will take place from September 24 – 27 in Brussels.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will hold a half-day training course in Melbourne next month on the future of flexible packaging.

Perth printer Picton Press is teetering on the edge, as its own administrator is requesting a creditors meeting, with the number one item being to terminate the controversial DOCA which has kept the company going, and liquidate the business.

Adams Print and Press Print have topped the gold medal charts at the Victorian PICAs, with five apiece. Chapel Press took out four, while Labelhouse and Pandoras Boxes won two each.

Christina Condos from label converter Labelhouse, and Lisa Schumacher from Print 2 Metal, have been named as the two Victorian finalists for the Media Super Young Executive of the Year Award.

Garment Printing Australia is installing the country’s first digital polyester print system, the Kornit Digital Avalanche Poly Pro.

Ricoh Australia has taken on a pair of new senior account managers in the Commercial and Industrial Print team.

The Fespa Awards 2020 are now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers, with four new awards in the mix.

One lucky PrintEx visitor will win a free trip for two to the mother-of-all trade shows drupa next year, simply by pre-registering and attending the local show.

The upcoming Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers In Packaging Print event will deliver five major benefits to printers attending the day, according to the organisers.

The PIAA is pushing for changes to Australia’s unfair dismissal laws to benefit small business.

Spicers is promising to close the loop at PrintEx, by offering a single source of supply for products, expertise and sustainable solutions.

Kurz has acquired the print finishing division of Switzerland-based Steinemann Technology. It says the acquisition will allow it to extend its portfolio to include offline systems for finishing B1 and B2 format sheets.

Orora CEO and managing director Nigel Garrard is retiring from the packaging giant as of 30 September, with company insider Brian Lowe to replace him in both jobs the next day.

An EU decision will require changes in the processing of recycled prints and in the making of new recycled papers. There is a fair to middling chance that the decision could reduce supply, which will inevitably lead to price rises, writes Laurel Brunner from Verdigris.

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