The Print Files Ep1: A Big Month in Print

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Print21's podcast The Print Files brings you A Big Month in Print with Wayne Robinson and Lindy Hughson.

Listen up: Print21 publisher Lindy Hughson and editor Wayne Robinson unpack a Big Month in Print.
Listen up: Print21 publisher Lindy Hughson and editor Wayne Robinson unpack a Big Month in Print.

Wayne Robinson, editor of Print21, and Lindy Hughson, publisher of Print21 and PKN Packaging News, discuss the big stories, issues and trends in the ANZ print industry during March. We start by discussing how two of the printing industry’s biggest players have been impacted by changes by the shift to online catalogues and magazines, yet they reported different results for the half year.

The discussion then moves on to the opportunities that have grown from the packaging industry responding to Covid, the emergence of companies focusing on small-run production requirements, and recent developments in the shift to paper-based packaging for products, including confectionery and alcohol. The impacts of Covid are also reviewed for the wide format sector, which has seen some companies disappear, while others are booming, depending on their exposure to different markets.

Wayne highlights a major change in building signage requirements, which has followed from the Grenville Tower fire in London during 2017, as new regulations on combustibles within building cladding and signage are introduced . We then review issues with global supply lines, as importers are having to increase prices to accommodate increased shipping expenses and delays.

We  review improvements in sustainability within the print industry, the corporates being called out for greenwashing, and look at how printers are increasing the use of solar power at their facilities. We wrap up the episode noting the excitement in the industry following the announcement that Australia's PacPrint trade show will be going ahead in September.

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The Print Files Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of Print21, owned and published by Yaffa Media.

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MC: Grant McHerron
Hosts: Wayne Robinson & Lindy Hughson
Editor: Chris Visscher
Producer: Steve Visscher

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