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‘Good-time buzz’ at ASGA’s SA lawn bowls event

There was plenty of laughter and cheer heard above the roar of nearby supercar engines at the inaugural ASGA SA Lawn Bowls networking evening held at the Adelaide Bowling Club on the 1st of December.

Kwik Kopy wins awards for its brand development

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 it Possible.'

2nd Hygrade director disqualified for five years

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.

Epson reopens upgraded Inkjet Innovation Lab 

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.

Currie Group unveils new leadership lineup

“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. 

AiG sees ‘Signs of a slowdown’: demand drags down manufacturing

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.” 

Viva Absentia? Mixed reviews for Pantone’s Color of the Year

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.

Ball & Doggett with Conect giving away Christmas Hampers!

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!

PVCA back to worker-bashing in ‘70s-style response to new IR Laws?

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. 

Enfocus PitStop update supports Ghent specifications

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).

World Out of Home congress set for June 2023 in Lisbon

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.

Melbourne's Enviro Print Group takes Fujifilm AP POS award 

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.