Print + Publishing: Mike Hilton’s News Update to Monday 23 June

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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Monday 23 June
Welcome to another week which has seen several positive announcements and developments, both in the local market and elsewhere, along with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog and a couple of new additions in Online Features. If you haven’t yet downloaded the PDFs from HP with regard to its latest inkjet developments and direction, you should. I think they give a good indication of what to expect in the future in our own industry.Don’t forget that next week will see FESPA Africa kick off on 2 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, along with Africa Print, whereas Sign Africa and Visual Communications Africa are both incorporated into FESPA for this year’s event. You’ll find all the news in the FESPA Newsroom on the Website, and the most recent announcements also below.Monday was covered in last week’s update, but to remind you, it began with the announcement from Agfa and Thunderbolt Solutions. In order to return to a Monday – Friday week, I have repeated last Monday’s news below, as next Monday will see our last update until August. I need break during July for a change.

The best of this week’s new happenings and events that I am aware of can all be found below. There have been some really good ones over the past week, including major achievements from Kodak as the first Kodak Prosper 6000C commercial press beta installation is announced at Japs-Olson; from QuadTech with a first in Israel at CLP; from Agfa with 48-page CTP and workflow in Germany; and from Rotolito Lombarda with a Manroland Web Systems 48-page Lithoman with Kodak Stream Inkjet; a Manroland FoldLine for the company’s HP Inkjet Web Presses, and an HP Indigo 10000 B2 Digital Press for book covers – all on Tuesday.

Wednesday saw Sappi Ngodwana Mill’s Specialised Cellulose expansion officially opened in Mpumalanga; as well as a major new software release from Esko of its Suite 14; while on Thursday, Manroland Web Systems took the lead with a new 48-page Lithoman for Aller Tryk in Denmark. Friday began with FESPA Africa which has already been mentioned above, and with the major news coming from HP with the world’s first three installations of its new monochrome HP T260 inkjet web presses to meet demands of the China publishing market at three of Hucais’ printing centres.

Leading today’s headlines: Graphic Label Solutions breaks new ground in sustainability with the first EFI Jetrion LED inkjet narrow web press in the United States. This is followed by KBA at Chesapeake/MPS in the UK with a Rapida 106 B1 press as the ‘cornerstone’ of a £3m investment programme. You’ll also find Horizon with its latest from IFS at B3 printer Herts & Essex, also in the UK.

A double tailender for you this week to make up for missing out last Monday. UPM Kymmene with WWF Finland on Thursday with the promotion of sustainable wood-based biofuels, sustainable forest management and sourcing of raw materials in Finland; and again today, as it signs an agreement for the distribution of UPM BioVerno renewable diesel produced in UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland.

There’s lots more lower down, including some exciting new software releases.

Until next time, my best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Monday 16 June – Monday 23 June

Mon 16 June…    Thunderbolt forms strategic alliance with Agfa Graphics
Thunderbolt Solutions and Agfa agreement for distribution, service and support of Agfa Graphics range of products in Southern Africa…Disruptive Approach? Make it better by ‘Make it matter’!
HP in Barcelona, by Andreas Weber, Value CEO | Analyst & Innovation Expert, spokesperson of the DigitalPrintingForum and based in Mainz,Germany…Grapho Metronic management move for Manuel Kosok
Manroland Web Systems subsidiary company Grapho Metronic strengthens its management with Manroland Web addition…

Austrian power at Rattpack Group in Vorarlberg
Rattpack Group recently invested ?4m in setting up a centre for high-speed packaging production with a KBA Rapida 106-6-L…

Resl follows Presto II with Alegro and Ventura MC
Tiskárna Resl in the CzechRepublic invests in two more Muller Martini systems hot on the heels of its Presto II purchase…

Thieme closes the gap between screen and digital print
Open digital printing platform for open process development with Thieme’s newly developed modular printing system…

Tue 17 June…    Kodak announces first Prosper 6000C Press to Japs-Olson
Japs-Olson is expanding its inkjet solution capabilities as the first Kodak Prosper 6000C commercial press beta installation…

QuadTech with Israel’s first gravure Inspection System
CLP installs Israel’s first QuadTech Inspection System for the elimination of white ink on Windmöller & Hölscher press…

Sappi confirms disposal of its Nijmegen Mill

Agreement has been reached to dispose of Sappi’s Nijmegen Mill to an affiliate of American Industrial Acquisition Corporation…

Heidelberg Postpress Folding Days in Ludwigsburg
Ideas for new business models – customers encounter special applications for folding machines at Heidelberg Stahlfolder…

Bagel RotoOffset with 48pp CTP and PDF workflow from Agfa
The German web printer adds efficiencies with automatic imposition and 64-bit processing with Apogee Suite 8…

Rotolito Lombarda continues to invest in innovative systems

Rotolito Lombarda adds Manroland 48pp Lithoman, FoldLine, Kodak Stream Inkjet, and HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to its lineup…

Wed 18 June…   Sappi Ngodwana Mill’s successful upgrade officially opened
Sappi Ngodwana Mill’s Specialised Cellulose expansion bodes well for future growth for the company and for Mpumalanga…

Esko releases Suite 14

Major software release of the next-generation productivity suite for packaging preproduction and management…

New Esko White Paper to download

Identifies five key trends for packaging workflows of today…

New ISO Standard communicates precise brand colours

CGS supports open standard to digitally exchange brand colours with ORIS CxF Toolbox & ORIS CxF Designer along supply chain…

Onyx Graphics launches new Textile Edition software

Onyx Graphics has launched a new addition to its award-winning suite of RIP and print workflow products….

KBA-FT Engineering firms up older Prinovis gravure press

Professional retrofits instead of scrapping a reality due to KBA-FT Engineering’s broad expertise in gravure…

Thu 19 June…    Aller Tryk orders second Lithoman from Manroland Web
The success story continues: Another Lithoman 48-page short grain press for Aller Tryk A/S in Taastrup, Denmark…

UPM and WWF Finland enter versatile co-operation
For the promotion of sustainable wood-based biofuels, sustainable forest management and sourcing of raw materials in Finland…

Rotolito Lombarda acquires Nava Press
Rotolito Lombarda has signed an agreement to acquire the share capital of Nava Press, a branch of Nava Milano SpA…

KAMA solution for short-run folding cartons

Fast changeovers key to finishing short runs of digitally printed cartons, as KAMA demonstrated at Interpack 2014 with HP Indigo…

Heidelberg’s pilot Performance Plus programme at CGS
Heidelberg’s Performance Plus transforms pressroom operations at Contemporary Graphic Solutions in Pennsauken, NJ…

Bell & Bain Glasgow hails X-Rite IntelliTrax success
Solution enables large-format production target densities to be reached in as fast as 20 minutes at Scottish book printer…

Fri 20 June…   Shift up a gear, double your speed with Durst and Kemtek
To be featured at the Kemtek FESPA Africa 2014 stand: the new high- speed Durst Rho P10 HS series with LED pin curing…

Mimaki and GSW with wide-format at FESPA Africa 2014

Innovation first, as Mimaki brings its latest wide-format inkjet printers to the Gallagher Convention Centre from 2 – 4 July…Enfocus releases Switch 12 update 2
Key user requests added to this leading automation solution open up enhanced productivity to business of all types…

HP Inkjet Web Presses for Hucais’ publishing business

World’s first installations of new monochrome HP T260 26-inch inkjet web presses to meet demands of China publishing market…

Polar update for expanding Penrith company
H&H Reed Printers in Cumbria is replacing a ten year old Polar 78X with the latest Polar 78N Plus cutting technology…

Highcon announces updates to the Euclid

Highcon has also expanded with new distribution channels…Mon 23 June…    GLS first in United States with EFI Jetrion 4950lx
Graphic Label Solutions breaks new ground in sustainability with an EFI Jetrion LED inkjet narrow web press…

Chesapeake/MPS Greenford ‘future-proofs’ with KBA
New power-performance, high specification, KBA Rapida 106 B1 press is ‘cornerstone’ of £3m investment programme…

UPM BioVerno renewable diesel to be distributed in Finland

UPM has signed a sales agreement for UPM BioVerno renewable diesel, produced in UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery…

Herts & Essex Printers invests in future with Horizon
Hertford B3 firm chooses Horizon StitchLiner to aid productivity…

CLP Regulations fuel demand for peel and read varnish
Pulse Roll Label Products, has reported increased demand for its UV flexo free radical release varnish…

The Monday lead articles from last week’s update… 

Thunderbolt forms strategic alliance with Agfa Graphics
Thunderbolt Solutions and Agfa agreement for distribution, service and support of Agfa Graphics range of products in Southern Africa…Disruptive Approach? Make it better by ‘Make it matter’!
HP in Barcelona, by Andreas Weber, Value CEO | Analyst & Innovation Expert, spokesperson of the DigitalPrintingForum and based in Mainz,Germany…GraphicRepro.Net e-News  (ISSN 1814-2923) is sponsored and made possible by:

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG  (Heidelberg), The world’s largest printing press manufacturer for the industry worldwide. Heidelbergcustomers enjoy the most comprehensive and extensive sales and service network in the industry for JDF compliant workflow, computer-to-plate, sheetfed offset, Web-to-print, digital printing, digital inkjet for labels and packaging, packaging and finishing, all with complementary consumables.Heidelberg has offices in around 170 countries. Visit the Heidelberg Website for more information.Electronics For Imaging(EFI) is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for the commercial printing market. Its portfolio of integrated solutions span production and superwide format printing, graphic arts, advanced professional printing software, and industrial inkjet systems. Its technologies increase productivity by automating print and business processes To find out more visit the EFI Website.Kodak Commercial Imaging  (Kodak) is a leading provider of innovative solutions for conventional, digital and hybrid print production environments. With the most expansive portfolio for the graphic communications market,  Kodak features technologies, products and services that help print providers streamline processes, optimise efficiencies, broaden services, and grow businesses. To find out more, visit the Kodak Graphics Website.

Online Feature articles 2014
There have been 50 so far this year, as well as seven downloads. There were 92 articles in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2) on the Website.

Downloads available Chapter 01

HP disrupts production printing market with PageWide Technology
PageWide White Paper for download, following HP’s announcement of new large-format inkjet-based PageWide Technology for high-volume quality prints at high speeds and lower costs…

Inks for HP PageWide Technology White Paper
Technical white paper for download as a PDF detailing new HP pigment inks for quality, speed, and reliability…

May/June Chapter 05Rotolito Lombarda continues to invest in innovative systems
Rotolito Lombarda adds Manroland 48pp Lithoman with Kodak Stream Inkjet, FoldLine for its HP Web Presses and HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to its lineup…Previous…    Austrian power at Rattpack Group in Vorarlberg
Rattpack Group, one of the showcase companies in the Austrian print and packaging industry, recently invested €4m in setting up a centre for high-speed packaging production, which includes a KBA Rapida 106-6-L…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02Heidelberg Postpress Folding Days in Ludwigsburg
Ideas for new business models – customers encounter special applications for folding machines at Heidelberg Postpress Special Folding Days in early June…Previous…    Disruptive Approach? Make it better by ‘Make it matter’!
By Andreas Weber, Value CEO | Analyst & Innovation Expert, spokesperson DigitalPrintingForum and based in Mainz, Germany…

dmax large-format digital varnishing world première
Steinemann Technology, Schmid Rhyner and Druckhaus Mainfranken present the world’s first high-speed large-format digital varnishing machine – the dmax…

New HP Indigo digital presses with increased productivity
The new HP Indigo 7800 sheet-fed and WS6800 roll-fed digital presses offer unmatched performance, as well as simplified colour management…

Kodak announces two brand new Prosper 6000 Presses
Two brand new from the ground up Kodak Prosper 6000 Presses are set to unleash the next-generation of printing to meet diverse customer needs…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative
Access via our Home Page Index.
Laurel Brunner’s latest weekly Verdigris Blogs

Little by Little, Bit by Bit

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 June

Previous…    Nano Nano
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 June
FESPA Newsroom
Can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Africa 2014Shift up a gear, double your speed with Durst and Kemtek
To be featured at the Kemtek FESPA 2014 stand: The new high-speed Durst Rho P10 HS series inkjet printer with LED pin curing…

Mimaki and GSW with wide-format at FESPA Africa 2014
Innovation first, as Mimaki brings its latest wide-format inkjet printers to the Gallagher Convention Centre from 2 – 4 July…

Previous…    FESPA Africa 2014 attracts major industry players
FESPA Africa 2014 is set to be the largest exhibition in the region to date after securing commitment from major industry players…FESPA News 2014

Previous…    FESPA progresses regional re-investment programme in Turkey
50,000 Turkish Lira to print education for next-generation Turkish printers underlines FESPA’s ‘Profit for Purpose’ commitment in Eurasia…

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

 

The Graphic Repro On-line Website is supported and sponsored by:Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak, Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Konica Minolta,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi Limited,  Sappi Printers of the Year,  Print Process Champions Group,  Thunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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