BRISBANE, Australia—Digital printout services have hit the mainstream in Australia, and a few months ago, the government was on board.
It announced the launch of the Digital Printing Industry Australia (DPIAA), which would bring the industry to Australia in the form of an Australian subsidiary.
The DPIAA would operate out of a facility in Melbourne, which would produce digital prints of all kinds.
The project, which is still in its early stages, has attracted the interest of some major players in the industry, including a group of print shops in Sydney.
The announcement came shortly after the introduction of the country’s new digital stamping system, the Australian Digital Standard, which aims to make it easier for businesses to print products and services online.
Digital printout companies, which include companies like Digital Ink, have become popular with print shop owners, who say that they have been able to increase their revenues while also saving on printing costs.
However, some print shops are wary of the digital printouts, as they do not have a direct connection to the printers.
“The digital printing business has grown tremendously over the past year,” said Andrew Henson, the founder of the Melbourne print shop Isoppi, in a video statement.
“As the digital revolution continues, digital printing companies are increasingly relying on the printing service providers that have been around for years.”
Isoppy prints only a few hundred pieces per month, he said, and so the company was not ready to comment on the rollout of the new digital system.
However he said he was “extremely happy” to see the Australian government supporting digital printout businesses.
“Isoppis business is a little bit bigger than most, and we have a lot of experience in the print business.
We’ve worked with many print shops, including the Australian and New Zealand Print Workshops,” he said.
“We’ve done a lot with our digital printing experience over the years.
But this is the first time that we’re supporting the digital industry in Australia.”
The digital print business has been growing since its introduction in Australia in 2012, according to data from the Australian Industry Group (AIG).
Since then, the print industry in the country has grown from 4,700 print shops to more than 17,000.
Digital printing, which can be used to make digital images on paper, is often used by companies such as Apple and Adobe to print digital books, and to create video games.
However the growth of digital printing in Australia has been controversial, with some critics saying that the technology has been abused by print shops and that there is no need for the industry.
“Digital printing is just one more way that businesses can use paper as a medium to make their products and service available for the internet, and the government has shown it doesn’t care about the fact that they are printing and distributing books and games digitally,” said David Schlosser, a technology analyst at IT asset management firm IDC.
The AIG data indicates that the Australian print industry has grown at a faster rate than the rest of the industry over the last five years.
In 2014, the country produced 6,000 digital print outs, with 2,700 of those being digital print jobs, according the AIG.
The digital printing sector has been able at times to attract significant revenue from online sales.
In May 2017, the Digital Publishing Association of Australia (DPA) said that it had recorded a revenue of $1.6 billion from digital print out sales.
Digital Printing Association of Australasia (DPAA) chief executive Paul Kelly said in a statement that the digital process had provided the printing industry with an opportunity to increase its revenues while providing a more reliable and secure service for its customers.
“With the advent of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing need for digital print products, which are becoming increasingly more valuable as digital print and digital print services continue to proliferate,” he wrote.
“In the digital era, digital print sales are expected to account for a significant share of digital print revenue.”
However, the DPIAAA’s launch came just weeks after the Federal Government announced plans to introduce the Australian Standard for Digital Printing, which it said would “ensure that digital printing services meet the Australian standard of accuracy and quality.”
AIG’s Henson said the Digital Standard would help ensure the Australian industry remained competitive with the rest.
“DPIAAA is excited to be working with the government to develop the Australian digital standard,” he added.
“This will be an important milestone in the digital world and one that will help provide the print community with an even better platform for the digital economy.”
The Digital Standard has been expected to be introduced into the Australian Constitution next year, but the project has been delayed.
The Federal Government is expected to make a decision on the Digital Print Standard at a later date.
The Government is currently reviewing the digital standard and the introduction will take place as a pilot project.
“A number of countries