LIA pulls a corker of a night

Who said printers were a bunch of beer-sodden, lager-louts? They may have been, but not any more. No more beer-stained shirtfronts or beery breath and no more beer-bellies. From now on we’re a bunch of latte-sipping, chardonnay-quaffing dilettantes, or so David Wells, President of LIA (NSW) would have us believe. David stopped at nothing to…

All the many glittering prizes

Alison Stieven-Taylor, in her comments about the recently held Printovations Awards, has correctly identified an issue, which tantalises and beguiles us at least once every year. Are there too many print awards? Well, it depends how you count them, but a quick roll-call of all the States’ PICA’s awards reveals an average of 40 different…

The smoking gun that taints our industry

At a time when printing is under fire for being an environmental enemy, the industry must work out what to do about Gunns. Regular Print21 commentator, James Cryer, shares his thoughts. Our industry’s new-found embrace of environmentalism (“accidental environmentalists” in Phil Lawrence’s terms) is to be commended. As converters, we may be very proud of…

If only paper didn’t grow on trees

The recent APIA meeting gets industry commentator, James Cryer, thinking about what needs to be done next. He shares his thoughts. I am all in favour of anything which promotes paper and print. Having said that, the thought of chopping down trees is only one step up the food-chain from clubbing Canadian fur-seals in the…