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Australia's first print franchise chain Kwik Kopy has won two awards at the 2022 Transform Awards ANZ held at the InterContinental hotel in Sydney for its recent brand development titled 'We Make Possible.' Brand Council was the consulting transformation firm.
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Corporate regulator ASIC has disqualified former Hygrade Group CEO Rudolph (Rudi) Jansen, of Trentham, Victoria from managing corporations for the maximum period of five years due to his involvement in the failure of four Melbourne companies that owed over $8 million to unsecured creditors. In October, Hygrade MD Alf Holmes was also banned for five years over his involvement in three of the companies.
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A couple of weeks after announcing it would phase out laser MFPs to focus on inkjet, Epson has reopened its Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab with new features including direct-to-surface colour inkjet printers and new facilities for testing Epson’s inkjet printheads. In October, the company announced plans to triple its production capacity of PrecisionCore printheads.
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Outdoor advertiser oOh!media is aiming to create safer spaces for public transport users by prompting them to report unwanted sexual and anti-social behaviour, which is predominantly experienced by women and girls.
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FESPA Australia says it will kick-start the year in February with its Melbourne BBQ, now in its 32nd year, while the FESPA Sydney Social will take place on 15 March 2023.
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“A new generation of leaders is stepping into key roles at Currie Group, continuing a process of modernisation that looks to an exciting future,” the company said. Marcus Robinson has been appointed director of operations, Will Currie adds the role of product category manager and Colin Edwards takes over management of consumables.
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Ai Group’s Australia’s Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) fell 4.9 points to 44.7 in November following three months of stability. Readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity. The Textiles, clothing, footwear, paper & printing sector “declined precipitously to be in serious contraction.”
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EV-charging OMA member JOLT has teamed up with Audi and media agency PHD to deliver Australia’s first carbon negative media campaign, called 'Clean Futures.' Free charging for Electric Vehicles means any carbon emitted is 'purely cancelled out.'
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More than 500,000 RICOH MH5420/5421 Series printheads, Ricoh’s fifth generation of printheads, have been sold to global developers looking to drive revenue across all industrial sectors, the company said.
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Pantone’s Color of the Year is Viva Magenta 18-1750 but is lifeless 'In Absentia' to many former Adobe users. The announcement has attracted less favourable reviews from some users over Pantone’s falling out with Adobe and its recent introduction of subscription charges. "The colour of a graphic designer's burst blood vessels as we try to navigate frustration caused by the Adobe/Pantone fiasco," wrote one.
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The Print and Visual Communication Association (PVCA) has launched an industry survey to support its campaign for printing apprenticeships to be restored to the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List (AAPL).
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Getting in the groove of Christmas spirit is Ball & Doggett, along with recently acquired Conect Enterprises, giving away 15 great Christmas Hampers between now and 15th December. Best of all, there’s no time consuming questions to answer – just spend $500 or more in a single order and you’re in the draw!
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Paul Plunkett, a flexographic printer from Pakaflex, has been named LIA Victoria’s 2022 Graduate of the Year at the association’s final meeting for 2022. Runner up was Jacinta Allen, who works in prepress at Breen Printing.
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Reading the: ‘PVCA leads IR Legislation support for industry’ news release, at first sight it looks like a useful forum for print business owners to get their heads around the incoming IR rules but, on inspection there are echoes of 1970s style paranoia that wicked Unions and workers are up to something with their Labor mates in Canberra. Report by Andy McCourt.
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Meteor Inkjet says its invention uses real-time monitoring of electrical feedback from the inkjet nozzle to detect clogged or clogging print nozzles.
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The new PitStop update from Enfocus, a leader in PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, supports latest Ghent Workgroup (GWG) specifications and allows users to easily upgrade their mac to the new MacOS 13 (Ventura).
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Brisbane sign company Bailey Print Group has been named a Select Gold Partner by 3M, the US-based global signage and digital printing products manufacturer.
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An international panel of speakers will be announced in coming months for the 2023 World Outdoor Organisation Global Congress scheduled for Lisbon, Portugal on June 7-9 at the Epic Sana hotel and conference centre in the heart of the city.
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Melbourne printer Enviro Print Group won the Point of Sale (POS) award and was runner-up in the Poster and Annual Report categories at this year’s FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific Innovation Print Awards (IPA). Digital Print Australia won the award for Catalogues. The Wide Format award went to Thailand's Image Quality Lab.
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Agfa says it will implement double-digit price increases across its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio worldwide, effective Jan. 1, 2023. "We continue to be confronted with historically high costs for raw materials, logistics, energy and salaries."
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NUtec Digital Ink has released an expanded range of NVC-free UV-curable inks optimised for LED lamp curing on both rigid and roll-to-roll media.
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- Registration opens for Visual Impact Sydney in May 2023
- Women in Print & Sign a sell-out in New Zealand
- Roland DG introduces new holographic prism film
- Cactus and GSP are double winners in OMA Q3 awards
- NSW custom neon sign company eyes US market
- 900 exhibitors from 45 countries on board for drupa 2024
- Register now for Tuesday's ASGA webinar: Bullying in the workplace
- Qld and SA get a taste of Signage at ASGA’s Sign & Graphics courses
- HP to cut up to 6,000 jobs from its global workforce
- Queensland disaster grants extended to March 2023
- Wide format print market “resilient”: Keypoint Intel report
- QMS signs multi-year deal with Australian Olympic Committee
- Women in Print EOY event in Melbourne next week
- Epson launches SureLab D560 minilab inkjet photo printer
- Visual Connections offers assistance to struggling businessess
- Brisbane hackers target goa outdoor digital billboard
- Metamark extends its popular MetaGrab range
- No more toner - Epson to phase out laser MFPs to focus on inkjet