The 30th birthday of ProPrint magazine was also celebrated as part of the 2021 ProPrint Awards.
Founding publisher, Don Elliott, of Agency Printing was in attendance, along with Carmen Ciappara, who has been working on ProPrint since it started and is now the National Sales Manager of the Printer Media Group’s Australian titles including ProPrint, Australian Printer, ProPack.pro, Sprinter and the ProPrint Awards.
Both Elliott and Ciappara took to the stage to reflect back on the magazine’s early days reflecting on its launch at the Lithographic Institute of Australia’s national conference in Wollongong in 1991.
Ciappara made an eloquent speech about her early days of starting in this industry, aged just 16, and how Elliott encouraged her to take on the sales role knowing she had the capacity to make it her own.
It seems Elliott was certainly right in his prediction, with Ciappara continuing to champion ProPrint, and the other PMG titles, and work collaboratively with suppliers and printers alike to achieve goals for their businesses.
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