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‘Fulfil the yearning’ with Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Pantone's Colour of the Year 2016
By on December 11, 2015 in

(by Print21)   For the first time, Pantone’s Colour of the Year is a blending of two shades – Serenity and Rose Quartz.   Global colour authority Pantone, an X-Rite company and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, announced that a blending of Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz – a harmonious pairing of inviting

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Festive season strong for catalogues

Catalogues
By on December 4, 2015 in

(by April Glover, ProPrint)   The silly season is the strongest period for print catalogue sales, according to the Australasian Catalogue Association (ACA).   As Christmas approaches, big businesses are ramping up their catalogue distribution in a bid to strengthen consumer engagement with print marketing.   The ACA says the festive season brings a ‘strong retail sales window’, and catalogues

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Govt set to end book restrictions

Books
By on November 25, 2015 in

(by Leyla Bhathela – Australian Printer)   The Federal Government looks set to end the restrictions on parallel book imports, with unknown repercussions for Australian book printers.   The change to the current long running situation which blocks imports of books for 14 days following publication is part of the Harper review into cutting competition restrictions. Harper says the parallel

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Two Sides tackles false green claims

Sustainable Printing
By on November 25, 2015 in

(by April Glover – ProPrint)   Sustainable print and paper initiative Two Sides has reported a 70 per cent success rate in persuading global organisations to remove misleading green claims.   The global initiative researched and checked 377 of the world’s leading corporations, exposing 240 as using ‘misleading greenwash statements’ in their marketing and communications activities.   The sustainable scheme

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Australia Post loses $222m and 2nd-in-charge

Australia Post
By on September 29, 2015 in

(by Print21)   Australia Post lost its second-in-charge, chief operating officer Ewen Stafford, on the same day as the national carrier announced an unprecedented $222 million loss.   Long-time COO Stafford, regarded as the right-hand man of Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour, resigned on Friday after five years in the job and will leave at the end of the year. 

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The true state of offset – Print21 magazine

Offset Printing Presses
By on September 15, 2015 in

(by Print21)   The ‘boom’ of digital print is deafening while sheetfed offset is meekly considered a ‘bust’ – but is it necessarily so? Pira International’s Future of Global Printing Markets says that of the world’s 49,152 billion A4 pages printed in 2012, offset accounted for 76 percent. Total digital print volume clicked up just 2.1 percent. Dollar share is

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Catalogues more popular than newspapers

Catalogues
By on August 27, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   Catalogue growth continues apace with 600,000 more Australians now reading them than metro newspapers, according to new research.   Roy Morgan data says almost 10.5 million people look at a catalogue in an average week, compared with 9.85 million for metro newspapers and 6.2 million for community titles.   The country’s heatset web offset

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Monster magazine the biggest ever

Monster - Record-breaking issue weighing in at 106kg and taking 14 hours to print
By on August 6, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   A British printer has produced the biggest magazine ever, weighing in at an astonishing 106kg and taking 14 hours to print.   The monster 156-page issue has been inducted into the Guinness Book of Records, with its 7.179sqm surface area beating the previous mark of 6.96sqm.   Sheffield printer Polestar needed 9.3 litres of

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Paper price rises ahead as merchants battle the impacts of falling Aussie dollar

Paper Mill
By on August 5, 2015 in

(by Patrick Howard – Print21)   Major hikes in October from the main paper merchants will see the price of printing paper rise by up to 11% in response to the strength of the US dollar.   “All partners throughout our global supply chain are being continuously engaged to seek out best practice, reduce costs where possible and to ensure

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The death of printed guidebooks has been greatly exaggerated

Travel Guidebooks
By on July 30, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   The death of printed guidebooks has been greatly exaggerated, with new research showing they are down but not out and still useful to many travellers.   A survey by Roy Morgan found that while the proportion of travellers who use guidebooks is down sharply in the past decade from 6.3 to 3.7 per cent,

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