HAN e-Newsletter Issue June 2007
Welcome to our June e Newsletter and the end of the Australian
fiscal year. Hopefully the tax man will look upon you favourably,
on one hand because we all hate paying taxes and on other because
you only pay tax when you've made some money! It's a sobering
thought that 2008 is only 6 months away and only 11 months to
Following the Australian National Print Awards in May, the
New Zealand Pride in Print Awards were held in Christchurch in
early June. Once again the Kiwi's put on a unique event. This
year the evening was themed around the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Riff Raff did the honours handing out awards to entries that
reflected the year-on-year improvement in quality and innovation
that we see in our industry region wide. Also of note is the fact
that, despite the continued consolidation of our industry through
merger and acquisition and the focus on manufacturing rather than
craft quality standards are still improving. Likewise, new
technology and automation are improving the overall quality of
print and while not taking anything away from the passion and
skills of the people involved, award winning quality exists in
highly automated, high volume, plants just the same as in the
smaller, niche players the industry is founded upon. Size has
nothing to do with it as the Australian and New Zealand Awards
Enjoy this edition, especially take a look at
Heidelberg's online shop special offers and deals and go online
General Manager - Marketing & Product management
Try Superdot Inks and Win
Place an order with the On Line Shop for a 2.5kg set of
Superdot Hi-Gloss Process Ink to enter the draw to win a complete
set of Pantone guides.
ASF Printing - Looking to the future
Over the past 5 years Melbourne print shop ASF Printing has
gone from operating a GTO 2 colour press to running Speedmasters
including an SM74-10 colour perfector.
Heidelberg Canada: Twelve Unit Speedmaster XL 105 installed at
the PLM Group in Markham, Ontario
Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand are now seeing a trend
toward longer presses with coating and special application
Automate Workflow - Increase Efficiency
With Prinect Printready Heidelberg offers a very scalable
solution - even without a Heidelberg RIP. The answer is Printready
Folding Carton and Gluing - Inlet spotter - Renewed interest
driven by 'Shelf Ready Packaging'
With retail supply chains showing increasing demand for
Shelf Ready Packaging, there is a renewed interest in the need to
glue two-part cartons accurately and reliably.
Stahlfolder New Delivery Systems
Getting the most out of your Stahlfolder is influenced by the
choice of the correct delivery system.
How Is a Press Made?
Offset printing systems are like gigantic mechanical and
electronic clockwork mechanisms consisting of 100,000 parts with
accuracy requirements down to one thousandth of a millimeter.
Slurring is when the shape of the halftone dot changes. The
printed image then appears to be displaced as the round halftone
dot assumes an oval shape.
What to do?
Staff Profile: Melanie Dooley - Marketing Coordinator
"... I love reading, gardening, cooking and winding
down. I'm also addicted to the Food Channel on Foxtel..."