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Greenpeace pressures Spanish bank to withdraw funding for Indonesian paper mill accused of deforestation

Bank turns its back on April The fourth-biggest lender to Asia Pacific Resources International has cut off the giant paper manufacturer’s line of credit, citing destruction of Indonesian rainforests as the reason. Spanish-based bank Santander says it has decided to … Continue reading




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And then there were none . . . paper manufacturing in Australia in danger of ceasing altogether

The following article appeared in the ProPrint daily newsletter on 26th February 2015. The article warns that unless things improve, we may soon have no paper manufacturing plant in Australia. Australian Paper says unless it lifts performance, and soon, the … Continue reading




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Ipex not ‘dead’ says exhibition owner Informa.

“Ipex is not dead and Informa has every intention of running it again and is committed to working with the industry to ensure the next Ipex is both relevant and successful.” – Peter Hall, Managing Director Informa Exhibitions. Following the trade-show … Continue reading




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The sad tale of the demise of a successful print business

Boom to bust: What really happened to Sumo Visual The following article appeared in ProPrint magazine in February 2015. It illustrates what can happen when bad management gets its hands on previously a previously successful business.  Of the three high-profile … Continue reading




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Adobe Photoshop turns 25 years old

Adobe Photoshop Turns Twenty-Five Thursday, February 19, 2015 Press release from the issuing company A Cultural Icon, Photoshop Shapes the Way We View the World SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe Photoshop, the imaging software that continues to redefine creativity in … Continue reading




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Drupa to be held every three years

The massive international printing industry trade fair, Drupa, held in Dusseldorf, Germany, is to be held every three years. Not so long ago, it was every five years, then every four, and it has just been announced, now every three … Continue reading




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Geon duds employees out of $18 million

I have already posted a blog on the demise of Geon, six months ago Australasia’s largest printer, now consigned to history. Click here for this most illuminating blog. A report from the administrators / liquidators for a creditors’ meeting on … Continue reading




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Learn more about the NBN and its potential benefits for the printing and related industries

The following article, quoted in full here, appeared in the Print 21 newsletter dated Tuesday 18 June 2013. Printing Industries and Media Super are joining forces to host a series of nation-wide free, early evening networking events in July, which will … Continue reading




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Printing sector tops nation’s economic growth

Amidst the doom and gloom often reflected by pundits who predict the demise of printing on paper in favour of electronic delivery of news, advertising, books and so on, comes the news that the printing industry is alive and well, … Continue reading




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Are electronic communications more environmentally friendly than paper?

This news item appears in the ProPrint daily newsletter on June 12th 2013. It makes the point that there is no evidence for the assumed environmental efficiency of electronic communications compared to paper communications — such as bank statements. Two … Continue reading




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