On 1 January 2014 CMITO, the training organisation for the printing industry, merged with Competenz. PrintNZ General Manager Ruth Cobb outlined to conference how the merger had come about and what had happened since.
An Industry Training Review by Government was intended to ensure a more cohesive vocational education system.
Delegates were given a detailed instruction on roller care by Mitch Mulligan of Böttcher Systems.
Mitch said the function of a roller is to break down ink into thin, even film; ensure even and continuous ink transfer; create an ink reservoir to compensate uneven ink uptake by plate/feed from ducts; compensate geometric variances; compensate for damp vibration and control heat build-up.
The Dominion Post in Wellington has had to raise the roof in order to make its $20 million plant upgrade work.
The DomPost’s Manuel Letoa gave delegates an overview of the major work being done at the company’s Petone plant in the Hutt Valley.
Part of the plant has had to be demolished, with walls taken out as well as part of the floor, to accommodate the new press coming in from Tullamarine.