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26th March 2012
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In the last week's survey , we asked our readers-  Do you think it is a better business practice to diversify or extend your business into similar areas of business (embroidery, T-Shirt printing for instance)?

  • Yes I do. I have been interested in this for a long time.
  • I have always thought I would diversify my business, but after 20years I am still making signs (although they are now digitally printed).
  • Definitely. We have a range of promo goods as well as printed stationary available, and it makes a great difference to holding your customer. All available under one roof.
  • We have a few different arms to our business and it makes all the difference if we are slow in one area. The secret is to not move out of your core business but to look for add on opportunities.
  • Focus is the name of the game. Far preferable to being a jacl of all trades.
  • Yes, we try to establish what our clients require and then give thought to how we can provide the services they need. All within our field of expertise of course. We also are happy to learn new skills or employ those skills.
  • Most definetly. Look at Apple, one of the world's most successful compnaies. They started with computers and then invented the iPhone - look where they are now. We need more than one string to our bow.
  • Good question. I think it horses for courses and entirely depends on the individual CEO. If you are up for new challenges, then it is probably right for you. If you are nervous about going into new territory, then think twice before you divert resources.
  • We started with just one wide format printer producing prints but now we have expanded to erecting banners and other signage. WE are also looking at others ways we can expand our services. W always go to the trade shows as these are a great resource for investigating new opportunities.
  • Looking at the successful franchising businesses (not that we want to convert) to learn how they diversify their businesses.
  • WE already produce lablels on our Roland but we are investigating putting in a dedicated label printer. 

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MACHINERY FOR SALE (Scroll down for Machinery wanted)  


(NSW, Sydney) Slitter Rewinder in perfect working order. Fitted with  tidland airshafts. 6 Slitter and rewinderinch,3 inch,2.1/4 inch unwind shafts   and  2.1/4 inch and 3 inch rewind. Dual rewind  also has  Optic eye edge guide.  Multiple cuts. Gripping bar allowing for thicker materials. Web Width up to 1620mm. $P.O.A  Located Sydney. Call  0403251155. 

(Posted 22nd March 2012)

(NSW, Annandale) Roland 545EX Printer/cutter,
1370 media with post heater and take up roller. Versaworks software and all manuals. In very good working order, fully serviced by Roland. $10,500.00.  Roland GX-500 Plotter, 2 years old. $2,500.00. Contact Neil: 02 9560 9522 or 0412 525 367
(Posted 19th March 2012)  


(QLD, Brisbane) UV Piezo (mimaki/mutoh/roland) Pigment inks, surplus stock Brisbane, Bx 5L, Cx 5L, Yx5L, LC x 7L, LM x 8. $500 + g the lot. contact. R mason 0418180574.
(Posted 16th March 2012)

(QLD, Mackay) Seiko 64s (64")
, inks, low volume done $5500 Ph. 0429 440 303
(Posted 16th March 2012)

(NSW, Asquith) VIPER DTG.
Print Black T-shirts with speed & confidence. Twin Pallet. As Viper DTGnew. $POA  .
(Posted 15th March 2012) 





(Posted 12th March 2012)  



(VIC, Melbourne) Hybrid Flatbed Printer 1.4m wide. HP 5500 1500mm UV Aqueous HP 5500printer  - roll to roll. Ultra reliable fast, efficient printer - perfect for posters and banner stands etc. Excellent condition. $1,500  Pick up. Melbourne. Email :
03 9645 0600
(Posted 7th March 2012) 




(VIC, Melbourne) Hybrid Flatbed Printer 1.4m wide. 
HP 45500 1370mm Flatbed. Fast, HP45500efficient entry level flatbed includes roll to roll kit and three new unused heads. Excellent condition. $18,000  Pick Up Melbourne Email : . 03 9645 0600
(Posted 7th March 2012)



(ACT, Canberra) Roland XC540 Print/Cut machine 1370mm wide with optional take up roller heater/dryer. Roland warranty until September 2012, in excellent maintained/serviced condition. $15,000+GST. or Roger 0438 788 272
(Posted 7th March 2012)
(QLD, Zillmere) For sale Epson 9800
wide format printer in perfect working condition plus applikator 2R 1360 cold laminator. We are upgrading our equipment and do not have room for these machines. Price includes about $1500 worth of inks and media. Located in Zillmere Queensland. email or phone 0403931021 for further details Thank you. Price $5500.
(Posted 6th March 2012)
(NSW, Parramatta) For Sale - 1x SC540 EX
printer/cutter takes 1370mm wide media, in good working order, & 1 x Applikator RX series 2, 1420 Laminator also in good working order.
Great start up offer. Will sell together for $14,000.00.Or seperately for Printer $10,500.00 and laminator for $3,500.00. Both hardly used.
Contact Ivy at
(Posted 5th March 2012)   


(NSW, Redfern) LAMINATOR takes 1370 rolls works well, no longer needed. $2000  or 0459150050

(QLD, Cedar Vale) Allegro Neo U.V. Led Hybrid
wide format printer. 6 colour plus white and varnish. Konica 512m14pl print heads. 1.6m print width. Can print on surfaces up to 20cm thick, roll to roll printing, led ink curing, no heat generated. The possibilities for this machine are endless. Very well maintained, always serviced. Colorgate, e-printer software and computer included as well as a number of litres of ink plus some spare parts. Cedar Vale Qld. Ph:0755433729.  Mob:0412493713.  Make me an offer.
(Posted 3rd March 2012)

(QLD,Brisbane) used and surplus to requirements, GZ3200 TRUE solvent printer, GZ3200 CMYK,
16 x XAAR 128/80 heads, RIP/PC included. See it working. $22,000 + gst + install/freight.Call 0418 180574
(Posted 1st March 2012)




(QLD, Gold Coast) Mimaki JV3-160 SP
60" eco solvent printer. 4 Colour set up with bulk ink system. Just replace all 4 heads and had a new pump put in. Prints great. Great media take up system applies constant tension to the graphics. $9000 ONO. Call or text Liam 0413314744. or
(Posted 27th February 2012)  


(NSW, Cromer) Roland FJ50 plus rip,machine is in very good condition, hasn't been used for 12 months, needs one new printhead, (can supply & fit for $300)
Call Peter on 0432 082 921 for photos/information
(Posted 26th February 2012)  


(ACT, Fyshwick)  Imacon Flextight Scanner Precision 11
Imacon Flextight scannerVirtual drum scanner for films and prints, includes slides and additional holders and cover.
Features 8000 dpi, positive and negative transparencies from 35mm to 5" x 7" and reflectives up to 8.5" x 12.5".
Price $8000 ono, Ph 02 62808585. e
(Posted 19th February 2012)  






(QLD, North Brisbane) LAMINATOR 1600 WIDE NARANGBA QLD $2500 GC . ,0439410419 

(Posted 17th February 2012)

(WA, Henley Brook) Daige EzGlide Liquid Laminator 52 inches wide. Used half a dozen times. Imported from US and paid $850.00. **All offers considered**. PLEASE NOTE: not suitable for pigment prints. Contact Sue on 0400 591 452 or email
(Posted 16th February 2012)

(WA, Henley Brook) Epson Stylus Pro 9880, 44 inch wide large format printer. Perfect condition compete with stand. Only genuine Epson Inks have ever been used in the printer. Supplied with inks (in printer) and various part rolls of material (canvas, photo paper, cotton etc.) $5000 ono. Contact Sue on 0400 591 452 or email
(Posted 16th February 2012)

(WA, Henley Brook) Drying Rack - 900 x 650 - Takes 50 sheets. Very strong with large casters for easy movement. - $600 ono. Contact Sue on 0400 591 452 or email . - Henley Brook, WA.
(Posted 16th February 2012)

(NSW, Rosebery) 2010 HP Z6100 60" Printer including Take Up Reel. Only 800 hours of use. $ 13,750.00 inc GST. Call John 02 9663 5333
(POsted 14th February 2012)

(VIC, Elsternwick) HP 5000, decommisioned 1 year ago and in storage - all parts working, with extras (spools, weights etc) only $650 pickup - ideal for support or spare parts. Tel: 03 9427 7575
(Posted 14th February 2012)

(NSW, Redfern) Drying rack - 1600 x 1200.. takes 50 sheets. Aust made.. very strong. $900. Call Rick 0459150050 Sydney
(Posted 13th February 2012)

(VIC, Bright) Roland PC 60 In excellent working order. Comes with $1700.00 worth of new ribbons, incl 3 gold & 3 silver all manuals & driver. + stand & tools. $3000.00 Ph 03 57 551418 - 0418 573200
(Posted 12th February 2012)

(VIC, Melbourne) VP 540 roland printer excellent condition with 6 months warranty left $12,000 call nick 0418 104 324.
(Posted 11th February 2012)

(NSW, Charmhaven) 12 rolls various archival canvas, photographic & plain papers for Aqueous pigment ink wide format printers. $550 the lot. Phone 0408404107 for details. Charmhaven. Business closing.
(Posted 10th February 2012)

(NSW, Charmhaven)Oce CS4336 wide format colour scanner. 36 inch wide. Perfect condition. Business closing. Take over lease $557 monthly (includes GST) for 2 years or pay $15,753 to keep. Phone 0408404107. Charmhaven NSW.
(Posted 10th February 2012)

(NSW, Charmhaven)Epson Stylus Pro 9900 wide format printer. Photographic quality. 44 inch wide. Perfect condition. Business closing. Take over lease $376 monthly (includes GST) for 2 years or pay $10,492 to keep. Phone 0408404107. Charmhaven NSW.
(Posted 10th February 2012)

(VIC, Blackburn) FREE. HP Designjet 3000CP complete with stand and takeup reel. Has spare unopened encoder strip. Not working but may be something simple. Otherwise excellent condition for parts. Phone Brett - 9878 3544.
(Posted 8th February 2012)

(NSW, Wollongong) HP DESIGNJET 5500PS 60"- Comes complete with Take Up Reel-UV Upgrade Kit-Perfect Working Order- Great Workhorse- All Offers Considered $$$ Call sales on 02 42 299333 or email
(Posted 7th February 2012)

(ACT, Canberra) OCE TCS400 large format colour printer, wide format copier and large format scanner for sale. All offers considered. Phone Garreth 0406657576 or email .
(Posted 6th February 2012)

(VIC, Melbourne) Roland XC 540 PRINT/CUT- for sale in excellent condition with warranty till November 2012
Regularly serviced by Roland tech. (recent service in Nov 2011) Comes with 2 sets of media roll ends, a set of media clamps, cleaning solvent, cleaning sticks, Versa Works Software. This machine is a great high speed, high resolution printer, impeccably maintained and looked after in a clean, controlled environment. All records maintained by Roland. Selling price excl gst :  $14,000 Only reason for sale is I need wider machines due to a new customer contract . call 0420612737 or email
(Posted 6th February 2012)

(NSW, Nowra) Computer Engraving Machine Brand New... Never Used..
Computer engraving machine Suregrave 2516i comes with programs, cutters, manuals and toolbox Selling price is $16,000. Please ring 02 44210021
Stewart Place Nowra, 2541. email
(Posted 4th February 2012)

This is only a partial list of 2nd hand machinery available. For the biggest and most up to date list of 2nd Hand machines available in our region, please go to Wide Format Online magazine.

The weekly Classified Ad Mailer   

If you would like to run a 2nd hand machinery, staff vacancy

or any other ad in these sections in the next two broadcasts to our database of +/-8000 sign, print and wide format print industry professionals,

click here for details.
(All ads in this section are repeated in the free classifieds in Wide Format Online.)
Just click here for the free ads only.  




(VIC,  Melbourne) Mimaki CJV30-130 running eco solvent(ES3) or solvent(BS3) inks email: or ph (04)14079212.
(Posted 9th March 2012)

(QLD, Sunshine Coast) Wanted - Roland sp - vp 300 or 540.
$4000 - $6000 in working condition.
nick 0401200902
(Posted 5th March 2012)    

This is only a partial list of 2nd hand machinery wanted. For the biggest and most up to date list of 2nd Hand machines wanted in our region, please go to
Wide Format Online magazine.



(NSW, Sydney) Customer Sales and Service Representative for T-shirt and Merchandise printing market. Full time Permanent. Inbound sales, Quotes, Order processing, Excellent communication, customer service, numerical skills. Previous industry experience.
(Posted 21st March 2012)  


(NSW, Leichhardt)TELEMARKETER -  The right person for the job will have an outgoing and upbeat personality that is driven by results. High commission based on the sales that this person brings in. This person requires researching on all Australia wide trade shows/events and put into a report and calls the exhibitors individually to sell our products. Purely internal outbound phone calls. Regularly summiting call report to managers and directly managed by and communicate with the General Manager. Establish and maintain long term, sustainable business relationships with key clients. Assist in establishing a brand identity and guidelines for Bannershop to ensure consistent representation of the brand in all forms of communication.
If you are interested in this position send your CV along with a cover letter to:
(Posted 20th February 2012)

(NSW, Leichhardt)INTERNAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER -  We are seeking an experienced Internal Sales Person to manage customers' needs with superior customer service. You will work with the sales team leader to maintain, continuously improve, and grow our sales from our customer base and targeted future customers. You will enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced internal sales team and have a few years experience either in customer service or internal sales. You will be proactive, anticipating your customers' needs. You are an excellent
communicator, with an ability to balance efficient and effective communication with professional and friendly service.
If you are interested in this position send your CV along with a cover letter to:   (Posted 20th February 2012)

(NSW, Leichhardt)EXTERNAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE - You love being on the road meeting people, developing relationships and winning work while your sales administration work is done by your in-house support. You are experienced in the print indus¬try and are familiar with large format digital printing. You will be given a portfolio of clients as well as spending some time each week developing new clients. You are a highly motivated sales person who loves to work with an equally motivated team. Bannershop's core products are pull up banners, exhibition display packages including wall units, wind flags, fabric signage and vinyl banners. Other products include the full array of large format digital printing applications and the required finishing and mounting services.
If you are interested in this position send your CV along with a cover letter to:
(Posted 20th February 2012)

(NSW, Leichhardt) GENERAL MANAGER of Sales, Marketing & Operations * Freedom to express your entrepreneurial flair
* Market Leading Large Format Digital Printing Company based in Sydney's inner west
* Well established company, long standing & recognised for providing highly competitive solutions
* Great autonomy to achieve the goals within the skill set and goals of the company
This is a newly created role... Experienced General Manager needed to help shape the next level of aggressive growth in 2012. Join a strong, energetic, dynamic company that is a market leader in its segment. Our core products include retractable banner systems, billboards, posters, vinyl banners, exhibition displays, fabric printing, decals and POS displays etc. Bannershop's clients are
corporates, agencies and SMEs but also manage Trade / Wholesale companies.
As the General Manager of Sales, Marketing & Operations, you will set targets and plans to sustain and grow the business in an efficient way through applying a continuous improvement program and understanding company's value/business model.
For more important information about this position click here
* 3 to 10 years experience working in a General Management Experience
(Sales, Marketing, Operations)
* Ability to work with agressive Marketing budgets
* Must know the Large Format Printing Industry as a first preference
(2nd Offset, 3rd Marketing & Events, 4th Promotional products & advertising)
* A proven track record in financial budgeting
* Excellent personal presentation and communication
* Excellent reporting & administration skills
* Enthusiastic and dynamic approach
* Autonomous nature
* Professional attitude
* Must have industry contacts
* Focused, organised and good time management
Please send your CV along with a cover letter outlining how you have implemented
entrepreneurial thinking to your previous roles to:
(Posted 20th February 2012)

(QLD, Murarrie), Printer/Technicians, full time position available in a long established Digital and signage bureau. Preference given to applicant with experience, or we can train a well motivated applicant. contact: Ron Mason
(Posted 20th February 2012)

(QLD, Murarrie), Printer/Finisher, full time positions available in a long established Digital and signage bureau. Preference given to applicant with experience, or we can train a well motivated applicant. contact: Ron Mason
(Posted 20th February 2012)

(QLD, Murarrie), Pre press/printer operator, full time position available in a long established Digital and signage bureau. Preference given to applicant with experience, or we can train a well motivated applicant. contact: Ron Mason
(Posted 20th February 2012)  


(QLD, mid-way between Gold Coast and Brisbane) Progressive sign company requires experienced CNC Router Operator. V-Carve Pro Software experience highly regarded. General signage background an advantage. Location mid-way between Gold Coast and Brisbane. Call Neil 0411074779.
(Posted 3rd February 2012)
(QLD) Business Development Manager - Queensland  - Print Media Wide Format
* Great Company Culture & team
At Ricky Richards, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced BDM to join our friendly team who are dedicated and passionate about the development and distribution of sign & digital print media consumables.
As an integral member of our team, you will be responsible for establishing  and building on relationships with  new and existing customers , identifying and developing new business opportunities, in addition to  meeting sales objectives and territorial budgets.
To be successful in this role you will have:
* Experience in selling  print media substrates to the Digital, Screen & Sign industry
* A proven track record of working independently & remotely
* Exceptional communication skills and unlimited  motivation
* Excellent organisation skills and the ability to use a computerised client management system
* Confidence to build rapport with customers both over the phone and in person
* The ability to identify and follow through on new sales opportunities and generate sales accordingly
An attractive salary package commensurate with experience will be offered to the successful candidate.
If you have a strong desire to contribute to our long term growth plans, and believe this is the role you have been waiting for please contact Matt Evans on 0417 225 418 or email  . All enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence
(Posted 2nd February 2012)
(QLD, Sunshine Coast) Operations Manager - Signage
Braggs Signs, the region's leading full service corporate and commercial signage business is seeking an experienced Operations Manager.
Reporting to the Director, this is a 2IC role in the business
The role would suit a production manager looking to take a step up or someone who has owned a signage business.
Experience & knowledge in signage products, full production/work flow and people management in is mandatory for this role.
For more information on this role, email  or visit our website at
(Posted 30th January 2012)
(QLD, Underwood) - Jnr Graphic Designer
We need a creative mind to join our team. You need to be proficient in the Adobe Creative suites and willing to put in the hard yards. An understanding of print & web would be advantageous. Remember, a job makes something for you , a career makes something of you.  
(Posted 25th January 2012)
(QLD, Mackay) Graphic Designer / Digital Print Operator . We require a full time in house Qualified Graphic Designer / Digital Print Operator, Responsibilities include: Graphic design, colour management, digital media inventory, general signage production, client consultation, quoting. We need a "can do" team player with Min 12mths experience. Adobe PS, Illustrator, Indesign. Above award wage. Email resume to  
(Posted 24th January 2012)  


This is only a partial list of vacancies. For the biggest and most up to date list of vacancies  available in our region, please go to Wide Format Online magazine. 

                     BUSINESSES FOR SALE/WANTED


(VIC, West Melbourne) Small Sign shop, cheap rent, roland printer, multicam cnc, ezetaper,welding equ, guillotine, plenty of media, hand tools,ladders and equipment,est business 5yo, good customer base,ongoing work $50,000 call for more info 0404 005 667
(Posted 22nd March 2012)     


(QLD, Brisbane). TURNOVER $400 000+. Great location and every piece of equipment. Great customer base and incredible growth. Brain tumor is stopping me from going on. Need $280000. Martin 07 32760588
(Posted 15th February 2012)

(NSW, Condell Park) Sign Manufacturing Business and Building for sale.
Training provided, W.I.W.O. or owner willing to stay on for a period of time.
All machinery, stock included. In operation for 25 years. regular customers, simple to run 5 day operation,
suit husband & wife team. P.O.A . Ring Brett 0418 290 590
(Posted 24th January 2012)

(NSW, Bowral (Southern Highlands)) Trophy Centre,
Engraving including glass, Quality Business for sale, Training provided, W.I.W.O. All machinery, stock included. In operation for 19 years.P.O. A . Ring John 0248622388 or 0412806202
(Posted 23rd January 2012)

(NSW, Liverpool West) General Printing-Screenprint_Embroidery
good Customer Base. Would Suit Graphic Designer -Working Couple-Sign Maker
Plenty Of inquiries Re Signs.Estimated Turnover 2012 $300,000. WIWO $150,000 0428 259 606
(Posted 23rd January 2012)

(QLD, Gold Coast) "WANTED " Cash Buyer Looking For Sign Business
For Sale in GoldCoast QLD Region.Please email your details & asking price to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text your details to: 04500-39938
(Posted 23rd January 2012) 


(QLD, Yeppoon)General Sign Shop in Coastal town Yeppoon. All Equipment, roland printer ezytaper, and everything needed run shop. Cheap rent. More than 700 clients works completed in past 5 years. On a high traffic street. Husband and Wife team with a couple of casuals. Owners have another business and can't do both properly... There is plently of room to improve. The town is growing quickly and is the signage shop with a shop front. $75,000 inc stock Ph Owner 0413398749
(Posted 15th January 2012)


(QLD, Park Ridge South) Sticker & sign business.  Database with lots of customers. (SE Queensland)(Can service most customers from anywhere in Australia -On Line) Includes:  SP540 Roland printer - Ezy Taper - GX24 Vinyl Cutter - Neolt Trimmer -  Trolley with all tools needed - Javelin- Computers -  all up $28K ono. Email for further info. Full Training included   UP TO 1 MONTH !! Owner retiring.
(Posted 7th December 2011)

This is only a partial list of Businesses for Sale/Wanted ads. For the full list please go to Wide Format Online magazine

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