Ellerslie Print case study in Future Forum masterclass

A best practice case study of New Zealand’s Ellerslie Print Centre will be a focal point of the Print and Production master class, which will be held as part of the industry Future Forum, to be held in Sydney on August 20-21.

APN Print NZ general manager Dan Blackbourn will present the case study of the Ellerslie Print Centre, which this year gained membership into the exclusive WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Colour Quality Club for 2014-2016.

Mr Blackbourn will outline for delegates how the Auckland print centre has continually improved quality and the production processes to meet the criteria of the prestigious colour club.

“It is great to have a colleague of Dan’s experience and achievement speak to delegates about world’s best practice,” said Mark Hollands, chief executive of The Newspaper Works, which is hosting the Future Forum.

Mr Blackbourn said, “Standards of entry to WAN-IFRA are exceptionally demanding, so securing this membership is a tremendous achievement and recognises an ongoing commitment from both staff and the management team.

“Our commitment to quality and service is at the forefront of everything we do, and we believe that quality print is still a viable carrier of advertising and news.”

Among the highly anticipated speakers at the Print and Production master class is the Editorial Director of News Corp Australia, Campbell Reid, who will outline the future strategies of the industry to deliver printed newspapers to more than 20 million readers across Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Hollands said: “The last time Mr Reid spoke, he packed out the room. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear how News Corp Australia – and the industry as a whole – is focusing on its print assets to ensure the future of newspapers in an increasingly competitive market.”

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