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Companies can continue operating in Level Three

Covid-19 has returned to Auckland but print, signage, and packaging companies can continue operating. Ruth Cobb, chief executive at PrintNZ, says, “Ironically, last night I was summarising the results of the second survey we conducted and unsurprisingly one of the biggest concerns was a second wave of Covid. I also wrote an article for New […]

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Screen unveils new model for monochrome printing

Screen GP has introduce the Truepress Jet520HD mono, a specialised model for monochrome printing. Peter Scott, managing director for Screen GP Australasia, says, “Monochrome digital output still accounts for a significant portion of printed output. “Book printing, trade paperbacks, pharmaceutical multi-lingual pamphlets, lottery tickets and transactional print continue to be consistent. On demand production of […]

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Plastic free paper-based spirits bottle launches

Global alcohol beverage giant Diageo has created the world’s first 100 per cent plastic free paper-based spirits bottle. Made entirely from sustainably sourced wood, it will debut with Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky early next year. Ewan Andrew, chief sustainability officer at Diageo, says, “We are proud to have created this world first 100 per cent […]

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Virtual 2020 WorldStar Packaging invites open

The Australian Institute of Packaging has invited members and industry colleagues to participate in the Virtual 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards ceremony on August 26. The ceremony will see the largest number of New Zealand and Australian companies recognised globally for their innovative packaging designs. The annual PIDA Awards work as the exclusive entry point […]

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Companies confirm participation at drupa in 2021

Major German exhibitors Koenig & Bauer and Windmöller & Hölscher have confirmed their participation at drupa in 2021. Both companies have attended the show since its inception in 1951. Jürgen Vutz, chief executive at Windmöller & Hölscher, says, “As one of our leading trade fairs, drupa remains an important marketplace for us. This is where […]

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Heidelberg strategy includes selling the Gallus Group

Press giant Heidelberg says its realignment strategy includes selling the Gallus Group to Swiss packaging business benpac for €120m ($210m). The move forms part of Heidelberg’s realignment strategy. However, the giant press manufacturer will work with benpac on the Labelfire digital label press. Heidelberg will continue supplying the digital printing unit and consumables for the […]

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Kodak ships third inkjet web Sapphire EVO Press

Kodak and Uteco have announced the sale of a third inkjet web Sapphire EVO M Press, targeting flexible packaging. The North American buyer will use the press for applications requiring large quantities of short run jobs. Kodak has other inkjet web Sapphire Evo M Presses up and running at flexible packaging printers in Italy and […]




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Third supreme award for Logick at Pride In Print

The recent Pride In Print Awards announcement saw a third supreme award win for Logick Print & Graphics. The Auckland-based company won the supreme award and best in category for Paper & Board Packaging with a luxury gift box containing a pot of New Zealand Manuka honey, complete with metal spoon and a passport hand […]

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AIP on line training set to deliver virtual programme

AIP on line training courses begin this month. The virtual initiative replaces five training courses AIP had scheduled. Nerida Kelton, executive director at AIP, says. “Moving the courses on line will ensure consistency of educational offerings for the industry at this time. Two of the training courses are new to the portfolio and one has […]

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Soar Print has a fine win at the World Label Awards

Auckland-based Soar Print has proved its label production ability with a win in the Digital Labels – Wines & Spirits Category at the World Label Awards 2019. The Vine Street fruit wine labels qualified for the global awards after winning gold at the Pride in Print Awards last year. Soar Print has a strong record […]


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