Surveys/Classified ads and more

27th July 2015
This week's survey 
(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  
How important is it to offer "green" print options these days?

Our last week's survey results...

Are you using any or all of the social media to promote your business and do you think it is beneficial? 

  • FACEBOOK A very valuable addition to our websites and quick and easy to update 
  • Social Media can be beneficial if you have regular, repeat clients that can benefit from announcements of new products, specials and events. These clients would be willing to stay in touch and invest their time sifting through the information overload.
  • Have started to just recently, haven't really increased more jobs yet. One thing I have noticed is the amount of people liking the site (Facebook), & the positive comments. It is also increased the awarness of the work & products we offer. When we finish a job we post it to facebook & that also promotes the clients job. It does have a lot protential & needs to be updated regularly, 
  • We have an account with all the usual social media. We pushed it for a year and had a few 'tire-kickers' and $10-$20 dollar enquiries. Didn't even cover the time cost to us. Business people are usually to busy to 'play' social media (it's mostly a recreational activity). I think it depends on who your clients mostly are. Some businesses are having great success with it. 
  • We are using Facebook and it really works for us - 
  • I use Instagram and Facebook. It has trickled in a few jobs but nothing significant. For me it is part of an SEO strategy and leverages what I already do for collecting content for my website. Printing is a visual industry, and it is easy to take a photo of a finished job, post it on Instagram, from there it is shared onto Facebook and posted onto my website. 
  • I use social media strictly to keep my name in front of the local community. I have had excellent success, but it requires constant interaction. It is strictly a branding exercise for me, if I get business via it, then that is a bonus. 
  • Given the time it takes to keep ttrack of these things and then dream up comments so as to be seen to be active, I don't believe the investment in time gives a return on that investment. I still belive these are tools for kids to stay in touch.

(As a publishing practice to protect ourselves from any potential liability, company and individual names that are referred to negatively in any of these comments are removed.
In addition we reserve the right to remove comments that are blatant advertising for one product or company)

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20th December 2015
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Nationally30th December 2015
Total Image Supplies
PhotoTex "The original re-positional peel & stick polyester fabric media
Nationally31st July 2015

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2nd Hand Machinery/Auctions.


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New South Wales


(NSW, Chipping Norton) Oce Arizona 318 GL (build March 2012)
(Posted 20th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney Northern Beaches) Roland vs-640 print and cut 1600 wide plus take up
(Posted 20th July 2015) 

(Posted 13th July 2015)
(NSW, Collaroy) Epson 9600 Pro
(Posted 12th July 2015)
(Posted 12th June 2015)

(Posted 6th June 2015)

(Posted 6th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Used oce colourwave 600 plotter
(Posted 4th June 2015) 

(NSW, South Granville) AOKE Digital Cutting table & Fatoba Trimmer
(Posted 29th May 2015) 

(NSW, Toukley) anti static kit From the US
(Posted 28th May 2015) 

(NSW, Newcastle Cardiff) SIGNEASY 1600Pro Laminator/applicator,
(Posted 27th May 2015) 

(NSW, Leichardt) Jetrix 2030 printer
(Posted 25th May 2015) 

(Posted 22nd May 2015) 

(NSW, Alexandria) For sale: $800 each ONO
(Posted 12th May 2015) 

(NSW, Ingleburn) For sale 1 Dilli Flatbed ( agfa Annapurna) 2500ws machine
(Posted 11th May 2015) 

(NSW, Chipping Norton) Teckpro UV3200 roll to roll printer
(Posted 7th May 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Wanted LEC-300a, LEC-330 or LEC-540
(Posted 6th May 2015) 

(NSW Pyrmont) VersaCAMM SP-300i Printer Cutter
(Posted 27th April 2015) 

(NSW, Gosford) Gerber Edge 2 and software,
(Posted 15th April 2015) 

(NSW, Bexley) Roland SJ-740 in great working order,
(Posted 9th April 2015) 


(ACT, Fyshwick) Wanted for parts Damaged Roland SP-540V Printer Cutter
(Posted 21st May 2015)

Rasterlink 5 Pro software Bundle. Call 0414 545 564

(Posted 20th April 2015) 


(VIC, Mernda) HP DesignJet L26500
(Posted 29th April 2015)
(VIC, Werribee) Roland SC500 EcoSol Max 
(Posted 28th April 2015)



How important is it to offer "green" print options these days?

(QLD, Brisbane) LEC300A for sale.
(Posted 28th May 2015)
(QLD, Arana Hills) HP L25500 Latex
(Posted 29th April 2015)
Northern Territory
South Australia
(SA, Whyalla) Duplo DC-615 slitter, cutter and creaser.
(Posted 13th July 2015)
Western AustraliaRE

(Posted 6th July 2015)
(Posted 6th July 2015)
(Posted 22nd June 2015)
(Posted 10th June 2015)
(WA, Perth) Canon iPF8100 printer.
(Posted 22nd April 2015)
         New ZealandACE HERE
(Posted 7th April 2015)

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 New South Wales  


(NSW, Sydney West) Digital Print & Zund Operator
(Posted 14th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Support Technician
(Posted 1st July 2015) 

(NSW, Western Sydney) Sales Representative
(Posted 30th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney, Rosebery) Sign Installer.
(Posted 29th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney, Seven Hills) Large Format Print & Cutter Operator
(Posted 16th June 2015) 

(Posted 12th May 2015)

(Posted 8th May 2015) 




(VIC, Mulgrave) Print Estimator
(Posted 15th May 2015)

(VIC, Melbourne) National Sales Manager
(Posted 5th May 2015) 



South Australia


(SA, Adelaide) Experienced Sign Installer,
(Posted 9th July 2015) 

(SA, Adelaide) Experienced Contract graphic designer,

(Posted 9th July 2015)


Western Australia

(WA, Perth) Sales Representative - Signage and Graphics Consumables
(Posted 16th July 2015)


Businesses for sale/wanted

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The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family." 

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