September: It's Been A Big Month In Print
September was another Big Month in Print. In this latest Print Files podcast, industry insiders Wayne Robinson and Lindy Hughson dissect the big stories, issues and trends emerging in ANZ print.
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Covid is impacting the print industry and we look at which areas are hurting and which are doing well in Australia and New Zealand. Workplace vaccination will be the biggest issue of the year, News Limited is the first printer to mandate vaccinations, we discuss the issues. The route out of Covid does present opportunities for printers, we look at the Snap Printing's initiative to assist with the Covid recovery.
September has seen some major investments in print around the country, we look at who is spending, why and what they hope to achieve as they back themselves to meet the changing demands of the market.
One of those investments is ePac establishing its first digital packaging print service in Australia, building a brand new plant, modelled on the 20 it has around the world. The podcast discusses why ePac is opening here, what trends it is hoping to exploit, and what it means for the rest of the industry.
It hasn't all been good news this month, we have seen the dramatic reduction in paper imports over the past year, and we also discuss Ovato's results for the previous financial year. Then there is the stock market shifting to digital trade information, and Australia Post's two week ban on unaddressed mail.
The episode wraps with discussions on the increases in shipping prices, a Chinese web-to-print company placing one of the biggest press orders the world has ever seen, and the good news that the PICAs are back at both the state and national levels.
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Host: Wayne Robinson
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