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NZ imposes $9.7m fine on 'deceptive' Australia/NZ freight cartels

“These cartel arrangements had the effect of removing competition, making it possible that customers were charged more by counterparties for retail freight forwarding services,” said NZCC chair Anna Rawlings. One of the two international freight companies fined, Mondiale Freight Services, is based in Sydney; the second company, Oceanbridge Shipping, has headquarters in Auckland.

Pride In Print NZ awards 2022 - Logick Print is FOURsome!

A promotional pocketbook printed by Penrose, Auckland-based Logick Print has won the coveted Supreme Award at New Zealand’s Pride in Print Awards gala dinner held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. It's the fourth Supreme award for the specialist print house and industry innovator. The BJ Ball Apprentice of the Year title went to Kosema Fuiono from Blue Star Collard (Auckland). 

Kodak turbo-drives inket web speed up to 410 metres/minute with new Prosper 7000

Kodak unveiled the KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press, a full-colour perfector, at its inkjet facility in Dayton, Ohio. Kodak's new inkjet web press uses Stream Inkjet Technology, offering printing speeds of up to 410 linear mpm or up to 5,523 A4 ppm, which the company claims is almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor. Although a major offset plate supplier, Kodak sees a shift in more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet.

X-Rite launches new eXact 2 with non-contact video targeting

X-Rite's eXact 2 is the next generation of color measurement, boasting Mantis video targeting and a complete ecosystem of connected software, including InkFormulation Software, ColorCert, PantoneLIVE, and X-Rite Link, to create a total solution in one handheld colour measurement device.

Return of trade shows drives demand for industrial printers

Industrial printer shipments declined 2.1% year over year in the first quarter of 2022 (1Q22), as the market faced a range of supply chain issues, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker. However, “the resumption of trade shows, the drive for sustainable textile printing, and the reopening of retail are still driving demand," the IDC added. 

Gender equity in the print industry: WiP PacPrint Breakfast

'We have a long way to go across this issue for our industry and we are committed to bringing all the leaders, male and female, along on this journey,' says Kellie Northwood, CEO of The Real Media Collective, organisers of the Women in Print Breakfast at PacPrint.

‘Major changes’ impacting industry training: PacPrint roundtable

Industry groups including Visual Connections, the LIA, the TRMC and unions will gather at a special roundtable event during PacPrint in Melbourne to review major changes to current federal and state training networks and their effect on printing industry skills and training across Australia.

Epson to present new Monna Lisa ML-8000 direct-to-fabric textile printer at PacPrint

Direct-to-Fabric is a hot topic in wide format right now and, on its PacPrint stand G20, Epson will present applications printed on the ML-8000, the new standard in textile image quality. For the first time in Australia, Epson Australia will present applications and samples from its new Monna Lisa ML-8000 direct-to-fabric textile printer - a new standard in textile image quality.

Colour Graphic Services introduces ORIS X-Gamut at PacPrint

PacPrint, running from 28th June to 1st July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, will see an important new release from Colour Graphic Services, David Crowther’s ('The Colour Doctor') specialist colour quality certification, training and technology supply company.

Epson products win 2022 iF Design Awards

Four Epson product models including printers and projectors were named winners of an iF Design Award - one of the world's most celebrated design awards organized by iF Industry Forum Design GmbH of Hannover, Germany.

POS & Display drive booming global inkjet printing market

The global inkjet printing market will expand at an annual rate of 8% over the next five years to reach a value of $US138 billion by 2027, according to new data from industry researcher Mordor Intelligence, through ReportLinker. “Advertisement is anticipated to hold a dominant share of the market,” it said.  “Advertising constitutes the point of sales (POS) and displays and is considered one of the fastest-growing segments.”

World Wrap Masters Final 2022 (video)

Ivan Tenchev from Bulgaria was crowned World Wrap Masters Champion 2022 at FESPA in Berlin, after an two-day final competing against 12 other wrap professionals. Runners-up were Vít Šimek from Czech Republic and Maria Terp Holt from Denmark.

Fujifilm acquires European inkjet system integrator Unigraphica

Fujifilm has signed an agreement to acquire Unigraphica AG (head office in Ruggell, Principality of Liechtenstein), a system integrator that specialises in providing customized inkjet printing systems. The company will be renamed Fujifilm Unigraphica AG from July 1st.

Summa buys flatbed cutter competitor Valiani

Cutting equipment manufacturer Summa has acquired Italy-based Valiani - a developer and manufacturer of small to medium sized flatbed cutters and framing matt cutters - to strengthen its position as “a leading manufacturer in print finishing equipment.”

HP and Currie Group reveal PacPrint highlights

HP, together with HP Indigo dealer Currie Group, will have the largest collective presence at this year’s PacPrint event in Melbourne. Across large format and industrial printing, HP’s voice in the print industry will be hard to miss. HP says its mission is customer-centric – innovating with purpose to empower businesses with bold ambitions and big imaginations. From greater efficiency and more cost-effective production to more premium quality outputs.