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

Australia Post
By on September 29, 2015 in
Australia Post, News

(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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Video – Gruen Transfer says Catalogues have been dubbed as ‘Crackalogues’ by retailers

Gruen
By on September 24, 2015 in
Catalogues, Videos

The Gruen Transfer says Catalogues have been dubbed as ‘Crackalogues’ by retailers. Watch here and click through to 9min 37sec.   Source: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/gruen-xl/LR1513H003S00

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The true state of offset – Print21 magazine

Offset Printing Presses
By on September 15, 2015 in
News

(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
Catalogues, News, Research

(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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DM gets seven times more responses

Letterbox with mail
By on August 13, 2015 in
Direct Marketing, Mail House, Research

(By Nic White – ProPrint)   Direct mail provokes seven times more responses than all other channels combined and has among the best return on investment, international research finds.   According to the surveys conducted for the 2015 Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Response Rate Report, the median response rate was 3.7 per cent, compared to 0.2 per cent or less

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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
Magazines, News

(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
News, Paper

(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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Readers trust print over digital

Print vs Digital
By on July 9, 2015 in
Print vs Digital, Research

(by ProPrint)   Another international survey is giving print a big edge over digital, showing consumers are more likely to remember messages in print and trust them more.   The recent Two Sides survey asked 500 consumers in the UK, and 1000 in the US how much they enjoyed reading on different media.   The results indicate 84 per cent

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New book on Russian avant-garde graphic design has an energy to match its subject

Russian avant-garde graphic design
By on July 2, 2015 in
Graphic Design, Print Design, Printing Ideas

(by desktopmag.com.au)   Every so often, something lands on the editorial desk at desktop that makes such a strong first impression that it takes a few return visits to move past the excitement, and enter the work properly. With a frenetic dust jacket and wild inside cover, Hiroshi Unno’s new book Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia came racing out of the gates, daring us

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