its Jazz Print acquisition

APC Innovate completes its Jazz Print acquisition

APC Innovate has completed its Jazz Print acquisition. Tim Houlden, chief executive at APC Innovate, says, “We are thrilled to be bringing these two businesses together. This combines a passion for quality and service into one market leading provider of print and retail point of sale solutions.” APC Innovate has won numerous awards for its […]

partnership with Ressponsible Wood

TRMC announces partnership with Respobnsible Wood

The Real Media Collective (TRMC) has announced a partnership with Responsible Wood. The standard development organisation manages the PEFC certification system in Australia and New Zealand. TRMC holds the regional licence for Two Sides. It promotes the environmental credentials of paper and print products across Australia and New Zealand. It announced earlier this year the […]

Registrations for Auspack 2022

Registrations for Auspack 2022 now open

Organisrs have opened registrations for Auspack 2022, billed as the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event. The globally recognised, long-running biennial event, part of Packaging and Processing Week, heads to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will run from May 17-22. Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), […]

return online in February

G7 course will return online in February

G7 colour certification live courses will return online in February. David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services and the Idealliance will run the programme. He says the refreshed and updated programme will provide certified training as G7 Expert or G7 Professional. It reflects all the latest developments in print technologies and colour management. In addition, he […]

Indigo 6r Digital Press

Leading Label updates with HP Indigo 6r Digital Press

Leading Label has installed an HP Indigo 6r Digital Press, supplied through Currie Group. Based in Christchurch, Leading Label has transitioned from operating as a small company to become a successful and profitable business. Central to its success is its owner Bryce Coulbeck and his attitude to running the company. He says, “I love having […]

major HP global award

Currie Group receives major HP global award

Currie Group has taken out a major global award. It was recently names the HP Industrial Graphics Worldwide Channel Partner of the Year Award. The company is the sole HP Industrial Graphics channel partner in Australia and New Zealand. This award recognises Currie Group’s combined performance across labels and packaging as well as commercial. HP […]

Palmerston North based UPL

Spicers NZ acquires Palmerston North based UPL

Spicers NZ has acquired Palmerston North based UPL (Universal Packaging Limited). Established in 1985, UPL supplies pallet wrapping film, machinery, application and optimisation. Owners Matthew and Jed Goudie, and Matthew Goddin, will remain in the business. UPL will continue to operate independently. Morgan John, general manager of Spicers NZ, says, “We are delighted to announce […]

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for misleading recycling claims

Warning issued for misleading recycling claims

The Commerce Commission has warned a paper packaging products company for misleading recycling claims. Glopac New Zealand represented its hot drink cups as recyclable. In fact, New Zealand recycling streams don’t currently accept hot drink cups. Glopac made the representations on its website, social media, and on the products. The Commerce Commission considers Glopac likely […]

Reproflex3 has acquired Opti-Flex

Reproflex3 has acquired Opti-Flex to form R3 NZ

UK headquartered prepress expert Reproflex3 has acquired Opti-Flex. The two companies will merge their organisations to create R3 NZ. They see a growing demand for high quality flexible packaging and sustainable packaging design across the region. Andrew Hewitson, Reproflex co-founder, says the deal will help the company strengthen its global presence. He says, “Opti-Flex is […]

Innovation Week 2021 in

Heidelberg to host Innovation Week 2021 in October

Heidelberg will host Innovation Week 2021 in October, a virtual event focusing on the commercial, packaging, and labels printing sectors. The company will broadcast live from its Print Media Centre in Germany. The Wiesloch-Walldorf site showcases Heidelberg’s latest offset and digital technology for the commercial, packaging, and label sectors. The online event has ‘Always a […]


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