Barefoot bowling

A Crackerjack afternoon of bowling Friday the 13th. A day to avoid troubles. So what better way to make sure there are no troubles at work than to take the afternoon off? That’s just what the whole team did on Friday afternoon. Everyone started really early and everyone knocked off at 2pm – to go […]

Any publicity is good publicity

They say that any publicity is good for business Recently, Konica Minolta did a case study of Pure Colours as a user of their BizHub range of digital printing presses. I assumed that not many of our customers would see it on the KM website, so I have copied it below. Embarrassing as it may […]

The new industry pin-up

Maybe not a cover-model? While I was overseas last month, an article appeared in Print21 Magazine featuring Pure Colours. It focussed on a part of our distant history – our recovery from a fire that devastated our business in 1998. I guess the editors felt the need to have a “feel-good” article. The embarrassing aspect […]

Can printing be sexy?

Recently, a focus of my reading and writing has been the dismal image that the Australian printing industry paints of itself.

DRUPA summary

Now that I have had the chance to recover from the DRUPA experience, perhaps two main concepts stand out. I have already been espousing my thoughts about these concepts to colleagues and friends, but it is encouraging that others have come away with the same impressions.

DRUPA diary – day four

Day Four – Sunday More rain and a lack of buses on a Sunday morning meant a brisk 20 minute walk to the Hauptbahnhopf. At least I remembered to wear a heavier coat, so my teeth and face felt normal when I arrived at the Messe. As I did on Friday, I arrived early. But […]

DRUPA diary – day three

Day Three – Saturday Rain, rain, rain… the first bad weather we encountered in Europe in two weeks. And the temperature plummeted to below 15°C. Such sudden cold that my teeth ached and I could feel the skin on my face stretching. This resulted in a late start – I didn’t arrive until 11am, one […]

DRUPA diary – day two

Day Two – Friday Nano-technology… the words on everyone’s lips… [image title=”Landa_S7″ width=”600″ height=”338″][/image] The “Landa Nanoprinting” performance was the starter for today. And boy, oh boy… no expense was spared anywhere. Every attendee received a black (admittedly vinyl) portmanteau (fancy word for “bag”) with printed product material inside (not printed on a Landa press, […]

DRUPA diary – day one

Day One – Thursday It’s huge… 19 halls; more than 200,000 square metres of exhibition space; over 30 hectares; almost a kilometre from one end to the other… [image title=”DRUPA_Map” width=”600″ height=”336″][/image] As might be anticipated (especially after all the press coverage that it appears I have been getting on the cover of Print21), I […]

How to use your spare time

Spare time? What spare time are you talking about??? Seriously, though, once in a while, a business lull gives you a chance to do what you otherwise don’t get to. Make the most of it, says David Evans. No matter what business you are in, I’m sure as a small business owner you never have […]

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