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Phoenixing companies: time for a clampdown? - Andy McCourt et al

While this publication is independant, we do have a collegiate association with the Sprinter/Australian Printer group, under Intermedia Pty Ltd. We can only heartfully endorse Sheree Young's latest article regarding company directors' phoenixing of companies; atributed to Labor policy but with the rider that it should be a trans-party intitiative, a-political, for the greater good of the industry, economy and small buisness in particular. Maybe it's time for a clampdown on the bad guys?

Durst’s new inkjet label press and specialist inks at Labelexpo

Durst introduced major expansions to its RSC platform of UV inkjet label presses at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. New dedicated label workflow and prepress software together with an advanced modular Tau RSCi UV inkjet digital label press and low-migration inks are being shown for the first time on the Durst stand.

Neopost rebrands as Quadient

Neopost, the global digital communications, shipping and mailing business - and supplier of HP Latex and Epson SureColor wide format printers in Australia - is changing its corporate business name to Quadient. The new brand identity was rolled out on Monday, September 23.

FESPA Australia adds marketing specialist

FESPA Australia (formally SGIAA) has appointed Michelle Hunder to develop membership and communications under “an ambitious plan for growth and services to support members." The appointment is partly funded by FESPA’s ‘Profit for Purpose’ program, which channels profits from its international tradeshows into programs to develop member associations.

Penrite to rock KISS liveries at Gold Coast 600 & Newcastle 500

Penrite Racing will run the logo of rock’n’roll legends KISS on the supercars of David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale to promote the band’s ‘End of the Road’ Australian tour in November. The new Penrite colours feature Metamark MD5 with Metaglide adhesive.

Record year for thriving Women In Print series

More than 425 women attended this year's national Women in Print breakfast series that concluded last week after events in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Each breakfast kicked off with insights from a panel of industry leaders.

Industry outrage over phoenixing and abuse of insolvency provisions – Andy McCourt

Last week we posed a question in our weekly survey: "In light of recent sign industry insolvencies costing it & the ATO millions, what is your opinion on how the process works, what are the effects on well-run businesses and in general, what is your view how these insolvencies have played out?"  The number of replies amazed us.

1900 Australian companies give workers time off for Global Climate Strike

Print on demand businesses Canva, Redbubble and 99 Designs are among 1900 companies who’ve joined the Not Business As Usual alliance and pledged to allow employees time off on Friday to attend rallies across Australia as part of the Global Climate Strike. Events are scheduled in all capital cities and more than 90 smaller cities and towns

Whangarei, NZ's D&D Signs completes impressive make-over

They say that 'the cobbler's children are often without shoes' and this can be true in other industries. Let's face it, sometimes a signee's own signage and vehicles are less than striking, while others are brilliant. D&D (Dudley & Dennis) Signs of Whangarei in New Zealand's north have now completed a total makeover of logo, image, website, vehicle wraps and facebook page - and the result is highly commendable.

Cactus Imaging and Grand Print win OOH awards

Wide format printers Cactus Imaging and Grand Print Services have taken two of the five awards in the Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) quarter two 2019 Creative Collection competition.

Exhibitors sell out inaugural PRINTING United show in Texas

Industry leaders including Ricoh, Fujifilm, Konica Minolta, HP and Screen have previewed the new technology they’ll be showcasing at the inaugural PRINTING United trade show (formerly the SGIA Expo) in Dallas, TX next month. 

 ASGA awards head to Gold Coast for 2020

The Australian Sign and Graphics Association (ASGA) is taking its awards and industry gala dinner out of Sydney next year, with the event to be held during Visual Impact Gold Coast 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach.

Book now for PVCA’s Print 2 Parliament! event

Affordable energy and increased funding for training will be at the top of the agenda during the Print and Visual Communication Association’s second annual Print 2 Parliament! lobbying event at Parliament House in Canberra next month.