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Get the Facts on Print– and Spread the Word

Get the Facts on Print– and Spread the Word

15 August, 2017

‘Promote print!” – that is the message being given to everyone in the print industry as PrintNZ seeks to make buyers of print and the general public aware of how much print is a trusted, innovative and effective commercial medium, and the degree to which print is also a “green” environmentally-friendly choice.

Sky's the Limit for Print Training!

15 June, 2017

Standards of achievement and numbers in enrolment continue to rise significantly in New Zealand’s print training programmes, as clearly evidenced by the richly competitive contest for the 2017 PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year Award.

Pride In Print Winners Announced

Pride In Print Winners Announced

14 May, 2017

Apprentice of the Year

Myra Anderson of printing.com was named this year’s PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year, with the Training Company of the Year being awarded to Soar Print Group and the Trainer of the Year bestowed on PMP Print print manager Tony Reid.

Interviewed immediately after receiving her award on stage in a glittering Pride In Print Awards Night at Christchurch’s Air Force Museum on May 12, Ms Anderson says she has “reached a goal”.

Specialty Awards: Winners and finalists announced

Specialty Awards: Winners and finalists announced

19 April, 2017

Winners of prestigious Specialty Awards and finalists in both the Trainer and Training Company of the Year have been announced at recent Training Graduation ceremonies held in Christchurch and Auckland.

Attended by over 200 graduates, employers, colleagues and family, the ceremonies also saw medals presented to everyone that earned a formal industry qualification during 2016.

These events are a fantastic opportunity to recognise everyone that has made a commitment to learning and completed their training during 2016, but the highlight of the night is being able to reveal and reward the finalists (and in some case winners) of the special awards – the cream of the crop.

Print industry thrives through disruption (Industry Forum recap)

Print industry thrives through disruption (Industry Forum recap)

09 April, 2017

PrintNZ's annual Industry Forum, recently hosted in Christchurch, was again a success and continues to deliver uniquely insightful presentations on various topics affecting our industry now and in the future.

Ruth Cobb, general manager of PrintNZ welcomed delegates to the Industry Forum 2017 and expressed much delight in hosting the event back in Christchurch. "It's great to be back in such a great city, the first time our Industry Forum has been held here since the earthquakes in 2011."

Pictured (left to right): Simon Ellis, Warren Leslie, and Joan Grace - all PrintNZ Life Members.

Warren Leslie awarded life membership

27 March, 2017

Warren Leslie became a life member of PrintNZ last week at the Auckland PrintNZ Industry Training Graduation. Ruth Cobb, general manager PrintNZ says, “This was a very special event being only the fourth life membership awarded in the last 17 years.

Top 5 Apprentice of the Year Finalists Announced

Top 5 Apprentice of the Year Finalists Announced

27 March, 2017

PrintNZ and industry training partner Competenz announced the remainder of the Top 5 Apprentice of the Year finalists at the North Island Training Graduation ceremony held last week in Auckland.

Apprentices' success celebrated at recent graduations

Apprentices' success celebrated at recent graduations

13 March, 2017

Apprentices of print and related industries celebrated their achievements during the recent Training Graduation hosted by PrintNZ in Christchurch and Auckland. Proud graduates filled the venues to receive their well-earned awards and qualifications from levels 2 through 5.

Finalists announced for the Apprentice of the Year

Finalists announced for the Apprentice of the Year

07 March, 2017

PrintNZ alongside its training partner Competenz are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Apprentice of the Year awards. These awards recognise apprentices who have completed their training in the previous 12 months, displayed a great passion and enthusiasm for our industry and excelled in their studies in completing their apprenticeship.

Forum and Graduation take shape

Forum and Graduation take shape

20 February, 2017

A renewed focus is adorning PrintNZ’s upcoming annual Forum, with the 2017 event to be held independently of the Pride In Print Awards night and further enhanced by the inclusion of the annual South Island Graduation Ceremony.

To be hosted at Christchurch’s Rydges Hotel on March 9, the Forum and South Island Graduation Ceremony are being given a unique pride of place through the move, explains PrintNZ general manager Ruth Cobb.

Speakers confirmed for the PrintNZ Industry Forum 2017

Speakers confirmed for the PrintNZ Industry Forum 2017

01 February, 2017

The speakers for the upcoming PrintNZ Industry Forum 2017 are confirmed and will bring insight into new technologies, case studies on the power of print when incorporated into marketing and communications activities, and ways to capture market attention. 

Nanography comes to PrintNZ Forum

Nanography comes to PrintNZ Forum

15 December, 2016

A renewed focus is being placed on PrintNZ’s upcoming annual Forum, with the 2017 event to be held independently of the Pride In Print Awards Night and further enhanced by the inclusion of the annual South Island Graduation Ceremony.

International Print Day: a successful celebration of all things print

International Print Day: a successful celebration of all things print

03 November, 2016

October 19th 2016 was International Print Day - a celebration of the variety and vivacity of print around the world that manifested itself in a surge of global sharing and engagement, with more than 30 million timeline impressions in 24 hours. From sole traders to multinationals, more than 6,500 tweets were sent by more than 1,000 participants. While #IPD16 trended for three hours in the United Kingdom, #PrintSmart – the theme of the day – was prominent as print professionals, commentators, artists, schools and public bodies found new and creative ways to celebrate this diverse industry.

Print industries around the globe take to social media to celebrate the International Print Day

Print industries around the globe take to social media to celebrate the International Print Day

13 October, 2016

Print, paper and design professionals around the globe are taking part in a 24-hour social media event next week to emphasise to the digital world the industry's love for and dedication to print and paper.

Winners of the 25th Annual ACA Awards are Announced

Winners of the 25th Annual ACA Awards are Announced

06 September, 2016

Freedom New Zealand, World of Wearable Art, Nutrimetrics, Kathmandu, Harvey Norman and Countdown made history as being the first brands to be crowned in the recently added New Zealand categories on Friday night at the 25th Annual ACA Awards.

A farewell and welcome to PrintNZ Board

A farewell and welcome to PrintNZ Board

31 July, 2016

PrintNZ is to bid farewell to immediate past-president John Boyle at this September’s AGM, but is already preparing for the future with the recent board appointment of Images Unlimited managing director Jonathan Lewis.

Latest PrintNZ Members newsletter (June 2016)

23 June, 2016

Below you will find the latest issue of the PrintNZ Members newsletter. Happy reading!

Supreme Award win for Southern Colour Print

Supreme Award win for Southern Colour Print

19 May, 2016

Dunedin-based Southern Colour Print has fully illustrated the pride, initiative and quality of workmanship in the South by earning this year’s prestigious Pride In Print Supreme Award.

Stratex, Oji Fibre Solutions and NZME star in PrintNZ Awards at Pride In Print

Stratex, Oji Fibre Solutions and NZME star in PrintNZ Awards at Pride In Print

18 May, 2016

Stratex Group’s Sione Taueli Tonga was bestowed with the coveted PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year Award, Oji Fibre Solutions Hamilton facility manager Tony Antoniadis was named Trainer of the Year and NZME took out the Training Company of the Year Award in a gala celebration at SkyCity on May 13.

Shelf presence wins it for Cuisine

Shelf presence wins it for Cuisine

16 May, 2016

“Presence in the marketplace” is what earned Cuisine Magazine’s June/July 2015 the Publications Category Prize in the 2016 Pride In Print Awards.