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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 05 February 2016

Welcome to another week of news highlights which has seen 45 articles go online since last Monday, including new additions to our FESPA and drupa Newsrooms, and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog from last Monday. 

Major announcements this week include Xerox poised to separate into two public companies in a major structural review in Monday’s headlines, along with its latest figures for Q4 and 2015. These were carried over from Saturday a week ago’s late additions, together with Andreas Weber’s take on the announcement. Tuesday’s headlines were led by UPM-Kymmene’s extremely positive Interim Report for Q4 and 2015.

Wednesday saw this week’s most impressive order for Screen highlighted, as Screen accelerates its expansion into the Chinese digital press market with an order for no less than eight Truepress Jet520HD high-speed inkjet presses; while Heidelberg UK announces the appointment of a new Finance Director, succeeding Roderich Kirschenlohr who has returned to Germany, but remains within the Heidelberg Group.

On Thursday Ricoh South Africa took the lead, as it announces that it has extended its South African marketing programme by including digital channels that feed an analytics system. The system includes digital content marketing that includes blogs, social media channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, automated e-mail newsletters, as well as an engagement tracking and escalation system linked to its customer relationship management (CRM) tool, with ties to the sales and marketing teams. Esti Kilian, newly appointed GM of marketing operations, explains more in the article below. Thursday also saw a new key appointment within UPM, as Winfried Schaur is appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America.

Friday saw drupa 2016 take the lead once more, as it announces its primary partner for development and delivery of innovative content for the drupa cube 2016, as international innovation firm The Medici Group, and its founder and CEO Frans Johansson, who are set to spur out-of-the-box thinking throughout the duration of the show.

Johansson caused somewhat of a furore with his 2004 book ‘The Medici Effect’, and since then has been ‘the’ go-to expert for the concepts of thinking and acting outside fixed limits and the “out-of-the-box principle”. Worldwide brands such as American Express, IBM, Nike, Volvo and The Walt Disney Company have already drawn on the strategic expertise of The Medici Group. Now drupa 2016 will do the same in drupa cube.

‘With The Medici Group, we have precisely the right partner at our side for drupa cube. A consistent approach to change management is absolutely necessary to master the challenges in the print, packaging and media sectors,’ said Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa, ‘and we are extremely pleased that we will be presenting a high quality and clearly structured programme that will appeal both to the print and media industry, as well as to web agencies, brands and print buyers, with The Medici Group and other impressive thought leaders at its core.’

More outstanding recent sales and installations this week include Imprimerie de l’Avesnois in France on Friday, as it commissions a Kodak Prosper 6000C high-speed inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems. You’ll also find more this week from KBA in Japan and North America; CHILI Publish in North America; IFS with Horizon; and Edale in the UK, Heidelberg in the USA; and lastly from Fujifilm in the UK with more inkjet.

New kit this week is led by Canon on Tuesday, as it announced the global launch of the new Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers. Also on Tuesday, System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control. On Thursday KBA also returned with its new TouchTronic user interface.

A tailender for you this week from FINAT on Thursday, as it lists its key labelling community activity events for 2016, comprising ts Labelling Competition, Technical Seminars, Webinars Series’, Young Managers Congress, European Label Forum, and much more.

There’s a lot more for you to explore below if you scroll down carefully.

I’ll be back next week around the same time.

With my best regards,

Mike Hilton 

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Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 01 Feb…   Xerox to separate into two market-leading Public Companies
Following completion of a comprehensive structural review, Xerox separation expected to be complete by the end of 2016…

Xerox reports Fourth-Quarter 2015 earnings
Strong earnings and cash flow as a result of continuous focus on productivity and business model optimisation…

Xerox: no risk – no fun!

During the last three years Xerox was not able to speed up its premium graphic communications business. My take: by Andreas Weber…

Hybrid Software teams up with Think Laboratory
Hybrid Software teams with key global player in gravure, Think Laboratory, in worldwide OEM deal…

Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distributorship
Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distribution portfolio with Truepress Jet digital label press for Scandinavia…

Sign & Digital UK 2016 third year of growth
Show size has increased by 33 per cent since 2013 with a further 10 per cent growth expected for 2016…

Verotec enhances its digital printing capability
New high performance Mimaki UJF-6042 UV curing LED digital inkjet printer is extremely versatile…

Tue 02 Feb…   UPM-Kymmene Corporation Interim Report for Q4/2015
Interim report Q4/2015: UPM finished 2015 with a strong quarter, while growth projects deliver earnings…

Canon launches Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbeds
Canon Europe announces global launch of the Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers for unrivalled quality and versatility…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b from 31 May – 10 June

Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Two Rapida 106 presses with LED-UV at Tosho Printing

Japanese print firm enhances productivity with KBA LED-UV…

Fineline chooses CHILI publisher for Finelink 2.0
CHILI enables marketing service provider to keep pace with client’s demands for its print procurement platform…

KBA customers embrace System Brunner’s Instrument Flight
System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control…

Wed 03 Feb…   
CNPIEC Digital Printing orders eight Truepress Jets
Screen accelerates expansion into Chinese digital press market with order for eight Truepress Jet520HD presses…

Heidelberg UK appoints new finance director
Simon Gamble has joined Heidelberg UK as finance director and is impressed by company’s positive approach…

Fujifilm Europe partners with Aleyant Pressero
New streamlined and robust Web-to-Print order entry integration to be deployed across Europe, following US success…

SPGPrints at Label & Print 2016 at the NEC Birmingham
SPGPrints to highlight DSI digital UV-inkjet press and variLEX CTP processor at the NEC 24 – 25 February 2016…

Lion FPG brings binding in-house with Horizon

New contract win prompts four clamp binder investment…

Edale compact FLI flexo press for Kelgray
Kelgray has recently installed its fifth Edale press, a 250mm wide Edale FL1, at its West Sussex, UK plant…

Thu 04 Feb…   
Ricoh SA extends lead-generation marketing programme
Ricoh extends the sophistication of its South African marketing by including digital channels that feed an analytics system…

Attractive offers for drupa travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The drupa online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016.

Record bookings for InPrint 2016 show in Milan
InPrint 2016 in November now 80% sold as organisers consider extending floor space for this year’s event…

Winfried Schaur appointed to UPM Paper ENA
Winfried Schaur appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America…

FINAT reveals events agenda for 2016

Key labelling community activity signposts hot topics for 2016…

Print more intuitively with KBA TouchTronic
A maximum of two clicks to every operating function…

Fri 05 Feb…  drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking
Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent

Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

Newspapers à la carte with Kodak Prosper and Manroland Web Systems
Imprimerie de l’Avesnois commissions Kodak Prosper 6000C inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems…

Komori and Highcon announce strategic partnership
Komori is to sell and supporting the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in Japanese market…

Speedmaster CD 102-X with coating and UV for Classic Litho

Classic Litho and Design, Inc. to ramp up productivity with Speedmaster CD 102-X-6+L UV from Heidelberg USA…

AB Print Group latest to invest in Acuity LED 1600

Yorkshire printing company can now offer full in-house service after installing the Fuhifilm Acuity LED 1600…

Achieving fixed colour palette printing with Asahi
By reducing the number of inks to a very low number through smart extended colour gamut design, the entire supply chain benefits…

Lead articles from Friday in last week’s update…

Last Friday’s leads…   Add More KBA to your day [at drupa 2016]
A confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

EXCLUSIVE Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
EFI reveals its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes…

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. Heidelberg customers 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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2016 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Previous…   TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi Photoproducts to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

Online Features 2016 Jan/Feb  Chapter 03

EXCLUSIVE Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
At EFI Connect 2016, EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how the company plans to respond to market changes…

Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests Euro13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package….

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Doing It
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 01 Feb

Previous…    Spotters Guide to Greenwashing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan

Sounding Out Instruments for Growth

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan

Carbon Balanced Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 Expert Article Series
Can be found in our Drupa Newsroom via the Index on the Home page.

LATEST…   Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by international independent consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved at the start of wide-format developments following their evolution into the devices they are today…

Also new in 2016…   The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking

Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

drupa cube: Die Medici Group ist Innovationspartner der drupa

Bestseller-Autor Frans Johannsson und zwei weitere Vordenker halten die Keynotes im cube während der drupa 2016…

Attractive offers for travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016…

Passende Angebote für Anreise und Unterkunft

Print@home und kostenlos zur drupa mit Bus und Bahn. Online-Ticketshop geöffnet am 2. Januar 2016…

MUST READ…    2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Lake Image Systems at drupa 2016 in Hall 11

Lake to showcase a full range of variable data integrity and print quality inspection for packaging, labels and commercial print…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b
Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Last time…   Add More KBA to your day
Confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

GMG Academy offers a colour management training drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees comprehensive colour management training program at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, from 9 – 11 June…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam

J-Teck3’s portfolio of five collections at FESPA

J-Teck3 to showcase its market-leading digital inks for textile and graphics applications at FESPA Digital…

Sawgrass will showcase full portfolio at FESPA Digital
Sawgrass to present award-winning Virtuoso 630mm 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March,,,

Kiian to showcase wide variety of textiles at FESPA
Kiian Digital to present diverse applications achievable with its full sublimation range at FESPA Digital…

Mimaki set to inspire Digital Print Heroes at FESPA Digital 2016
The future of digital printing for signs & display graphics and textiles is available today…

European debut for Onyx 12 at FESPA Digital
Onyx Graphics driving ONYX Thrive software at FESPA Digital…

Fujifilm reveals more for FESPA Digital in March
Fujifilm the perfect business partner at FESPA Digital 2016…

Last week…   Mimaki adds Light Black to its portfolio of sublimation inks
Spot colour ink options expanded from February 2016 to support greater apparel and textile production possibilities…

Ricoh to launch new eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA 2016
Ricoh to launch own aqueous resin (AR) latex ink for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series of wide-format printers at FESPA Digital…

European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of wide-format SureColor aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

FESPA Federation News 2016

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent
Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

FESPA Textile partner lineup revealed
8 – 11 March: The biggest textile event with the most comprehensive showcase of digital textile print technologies in Europe this year…

Last week…   FESPA Africa Forum to visit Lagos and Nairobi
The first FESPA Africa Forum will be hosted in the growth economies of Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya in April 2016…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2, 8 – 11 March…

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Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard KurzStiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Saturday 30 January 2016
Welcome to another busy week of news highlights which has seen no less than 64 articles go online since last Monday, including new additions to our FESPA and drupa Newsrooms and Online Features for 2016. You will also find the latest drupa Expert Article No 7 by Sophie Matthews-Paul, addressing large- and wide-format inkjet.

Once again I will only highlight the odd article as there are just too many and the whole update would become too cumbersome to wade through. Please scroll through them carefully, as there are so many really good articles, and many important announcements, as well as numerous excellent recent orders and installations: led by Manroland Web Systems on Monday for another new Lithoman web – this time for North America; followed on Wednesday by a very large sheetfed order for Heidelberg in Sweden. There are so many more to check out this week, from MPS, Screen, KBA, Heidelberg in the USA and UK; from both Manroland Web and Manroland Sheetfed; IFS with Horizon successes; Xeikon, Asahi, Technotrans with Komoris; Fujifilm inkjet and also Fujifilm with workflow, Bobst with a couple of world firsts, and lastly for Muller Martini in North America with no less than six Sigmaline systems.

You will also find new kit and new consumables announcements this week from Rotoflex, Ricoh, Meech with Xeikon; Onyx for Epson; Hybrid Software, and lastly from Flint Group with a new lightweight sleeve for flexo.

On Thursday, EFI announced excellent results for its fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2015; and then came back on Friday with its latest move in China; and also with a special report out of Connect 2016, where EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes.

On Saturday as a late addition, Xerox took the headlines with its Fourth Quarter and 2015 earnings… plus a surprise announcement following a comprehensive structural review, that the Company is to separate into two Public Companies by the end of 2016. You’ll also find Andreas Weber’s take on the planned split.

I’ll be back next week around the same time.

Mike Hilton

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Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 25 Jan…   European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of SureColor wide- format aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

Finishing 4.0 from Muller Martini at drupa 2016

Muller Martini interconnects all process steps in print finishing through its Connex workflow and data management system…

Fujifilm at Packaging Innovations 2016 at the NEC

Fujifilm to showcase creative packaging applications on the Acuity LED 1600 II at Packaging Innovations next month…

FINAT’s biennial Technical Seminar in Barcelona
Facing the Future: FINAT Technical Seminar from 16 – 18 March to set label industry firmly on track…

Freeport Press selects Lithoman press for new plant
Complete array of Manroland Web Systems Autoprint technology to be installed in New Philadelphia, Ohio facility…

UPM gains another sustainability accolade
Corporate Knights ranks UPM on the 25th place in the list of 100 most sustainable corporations in the world…

Global Graphics strategic relationship with Roland DG

Global Graphics has announced a strategic business relationship with Roland DG Corporation…

Growth for Etiket results in third MPS press

MPS has confirmed the sale and recent installation of a new EF 430 flexo press at Etiket Nederland…

Rotoflex revamps Vericut for digital label finishing

Vericut3 brings a completely redesigned platform for the most advanced digital or conventional label web…

Tue 26 Jan…  
Ricoh to launch eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA Digital
Ricoh to launch aqueous resin latex inks for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series wide-format printers at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam…

New EFI Fiery workflow option increases SAi throughput
SAi and EFI collaborate to deliver seamless device integration for Fiery Driven print-and-cut environments…

Buy one copy of QuarkXPress 2015 and get one free
Until 15 February, 2016 everyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 2015 will receive a second license free…

Rever’s adds second Screen Truepress Jet label press
Etiquetas Adhesivas Rever doubles its digital label capacity with second Screen Truepress Jet L350UV press…

Nava Press adds Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106 LE UV

New Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106 LE UV with Inpress Control in production at Nava Press Milan, to increase capacity…

Grafika increases productivity with Prinect

Prinect from Heidelberg leads to drastic increases in production efficiencies for Grafika in Pennsylvania…

Crossmark opts for KBA Rapida 106 six-colour LED press
Family-owned general commercial firm Crossmark Graphics sought advanced technology and partnership with KBA….

Adam opts for Manroland Web Systems’ heatset upgrades

Manroland on top with Inline Control for Adam e-upgrade…

Route One adds perfect service from IFS

Horizon BQ470 perfect binder from IFS UK expands online operation’s production capabilities in Rotherham, UK…

Xeikon optimises digital press solutions with Meech
Xeikon partners with Meech and invests in CyClean non-contact web cleaning for Xeikon 3050 and Xeikon 3500 presses…

Wed 27 Jan…   
Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests €13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2 from 8 – 11 March…

Duplo’s Northern Lights targets success in Leeds

Duplo’s first ‘Northern Lights’ event at The Lowry in Salford in 2015: For 2016 it is moving to Leeds…

Onyx Graphics: Full support for new Epson SureColor series
Onyx to provide full software support for the new SC-S80600 / SC-S60600 / SC-S40600 series printers…

TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

PS2 Print adds peripherals to its Komori LS 429 M
PS2 in Runcorn, UK takes control with pressroom peripherals from Technotrans for its Komori H-UV press…

Domino N610i digital inkjet label press for Charapak UK
Derbyshire-based Charapak diversifies into new markets with Domino’s N610i digital inkjet label press…

Headley Brothers takes Superia approach to success

Kent-based fourth generation family-run business, Headley Brothers, opts for Fujifilm and workflow automation…

Koliprint installs Nordic’s first Xeikon 9800

The Finnish direct marketing solutions specialist Koliprint Oy adopts cost-effective Xeikon digital production…

Flint Group launches new Rotec Lightweight Sleeve
Plate mounting sleeve for conventional plate mounting with weight savings up to 40 per cent is now available from Flint Group…

Thu 28 Jan…   EFI reports record revenue for Fourth Quarter, exceeds outlook
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2015…

Canon wins People’s Choice Award at The Circulars 2016

Canon has won the prestigious People’s Choice Award in Switzerland for its toner cartridge recycling programme…

Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved with wide-format from the start…

Hybrid Software launches Cloudflow Share

Cloudflow Share: A unique, groundbreaking file transfer product for transferring digital data between sites…

Muller Martini systems meet new market requirements

The CoLiner pre-gathering unit for the Proliner absorbs increases in insert volumes optimally…

The world’s first Bobst Visioncut 106 LER at Ostermöller
Ostermöller Verpackungen in Bunde, commissions the world’s first Bobst Visioncut 106 LER in-line separating die-cutter…

Heidelberg USA’s most recent Stahlfolder installations

Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH and KH series boosts customer productivity with recent North American installations…

Three Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600s for Graphics Works

Graphics Works adds three more Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 inkjet printers following success of first machine…

TCP Industry installs first Roland 700 Evolution in Thailand

Renowned Thai printer adds seven-colour Roland 700 Evolution with coating module and InlineColorPilot…

White Star boosts Komori H-UV press with Technotrans

Press peripherals support White Star Printing’s focus on quality on its latest Komori LS 429 H-UV press…

Fri 29 Jan…  Add More KBA to your day [at drupa 2016]
A confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
EFI reveals its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes…

EFI increases investment in China with latest move
EFI relocates its Asia-Pacific HQ from Singapore to new Shanghai high-tech customer experience centre…

Sappi Fusion brings huge success to vintage-look display

Lucky Strike entry garners POPAI Award Gold and Display Superstar in Silver with Sappi Fusion topliner a key component…

Solid Visions is a new Xerox distributor in Zimbabwe
Bytes Document Solutions appoints Solid Visions Technologies as Zimbabwe’s latest Xerox distributor…

GMG Academy offers a colour management drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees colour management training programme at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany…

The world’s first Bobst Expertfold 165 folder-gluer

Cartonnages du Dauphiné sees a 30 per cent productivity uplift and enters new markets with the Bobst Expertfold 165…

Rosehill Press looks to Heidelberg for major update
Rotherham-based Rosehill Press automates its workflows and invests front to back with Heidelberg in the UK…

Six new Muller Martini Sigmalines for Quad/Graphics
Muller Martini’s SigmaLine opens up new business models and market opportunities in digital book production…

Familiarity breeds confidence for Manroland Sheetfed

Shengzhou Yuchen Packaging & Printing acquires brand-new six-colour Roland 700 with coating module sheetfed press…

Sat 30 Jan – Special late additions will carry through to Mon 01 Feb…

Xerox reports Fourth-Quarter and 2015 earnings
Strong earnings and cash flow as a result of continuous focus on productivity and business model optimisation…

Xerox to separate into two market-leading Public Companies

Following completion of a comprehensive structural review, Xerox separation expected to be complete by the end of 2016…

Xerox: no risk – no fun!

During the last three years Xerox was not able to speed up its premium business in graphic communications. My take: by Andreas Weber…

Lead articles from Friday 22 January and previous update…

New Lithoman addition for Remy-Roto in Belgium
Belgian printing company invests in a second Lithoman commercial printing press from Manroland Web Systems…

Five Epson SureColor SC-S60600 for Photobox

Photobox chooses five new-generation Epson Surecolor SC-S60600 printers to boost photo canvas production capacity…

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. Heidelberg customers 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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit thedrupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2016 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

NEW…   TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi Photoproducts to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

Online Features 2016 Jan/Feb  Chapter 03

Exclusive Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
At EFI Connect 2016, EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how the company plans to respond to market changes…

NEW…   Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests ?13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package….

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs in 2016

Latest…    Spotters Guide to Greenwashing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan

Sounding Out Instruments for Growth

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan

Carbon Balanced Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 Expert Article Series
Can be found in our Drupa Newsroom via the Index on the Home page.

NEW…   Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by international independent consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved at the start of wide-format developments following their evolution into the devices they are today…

ALSO NEW in 2016…   The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…    2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

NEW…   Add More KBA to your day
Confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

GMG Academy offers a colour management training drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees comprehensive colour management training program at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, from 9 – 11 June…

Previous…    Finishing 4.0 from Muller Martini at drupa
Muller Martini interconnects all process steps in print finishing through its Connex workflow and data management system…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam

NEW…   Mimaki adds Light Black to its portfolio of sublimation inks
Spot colour ink options expanded from February 2016 to support greater apparel and textile production possibilities…

Ricoh to launch new eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA 2016
Ricoh to launch own aqueous resin (AR) latex ink for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series of wide-format printers at FESPA Digital…

European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of wide-format SureColor aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

Previous…    FESPA Textile provides ideal location to learn and share knowledge
FESPA Textile Conference sessions 8 – 11 March to explore the exploding growth of the textile market…

Brett Martin’s latest range for FESPA debut
Brett Martin to exhibit wide range of substrates at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March…

World Wrap Masters competition powers up in Amsterdam
FESPA partners with Avery Dennison and Mimaki for the World Wrap Masters Series Final on 10 and 11 March…

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam sells out
FESPA is delighted to announce that FESPA Digital, European Sign Expo and FESPA Textile 2016 have all sold out…

FESPA Digital 2016’s Content Programme
Educational content to explore trends and opportunities in digital printing available to printers today and give them the power to expand their businesses…

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016…

Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will showcase its expanding portfolio of solutions with its first-ever stand at FESPA Digital in March…

Screen’s new Truepress Jet features at FESPA 2016

Screen Europe to use next year’s FESPA in Amsterdam to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer…

Sun Chemical’s world-class inks at FESPA Digital 2016
Global launchpad for SunTex and all new digital inkjet platform – Aquacure and innovative ink chemistry platforms…

FESPA News 2016

NEW…   FESPA Africa Forum to visit Lagos and Nairobi
The first FESPA Africa Forum will be hosted in the growth economies of Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya in April 2016…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2, 8 – 11 March…

Previous…    Deadline extended to 5 February for FESPA Awards 2016
FESPA’s Global Awards programme recognises the crème de la crème of the print community…

Southern European Print Congress moves to Italy for 2016
FESPA’s 2016 Southern European Print Congress will take place from 19 – 20 April 2016, in Milan, Italy…

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 22 January 2016

A Happy New Year to all our readers and followers, subscribers and sponsors. Despite the challenges, I sincerely hope 2016 will turn out to be a good one for all of us as we approach drupa in Düsseldorf at the end of May, preceded by FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March. 

Welcome to news highlights for the last few days or so in 2015, and then for the New Year, along with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blogs for the first three weeks of 2016. You will also find the very latest in our FESPA Newsroom for the upcoming FESPA Digital and its associated events in Amsterdam in March, as well as the very latest FESPA corporate news for the Southern European Print Congress in Italy in April. You may also take note that the deadline for this year’s FESPA Awards has now been extended until 15 February.

The latest also appears in our drupa Newsroom from visitors and the organisers, together with the most recent Expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service. Please don’t miss them as drupa 2016 is just asround the corner.

I won’t highlight the news this week as there are a lot you can browse through yourself. Just don’t miss EFI and Xaar appointments, and also those from KBAIFS, and Heidelberg and Gallus in the UK. Gerold Linzbach is also back at work as CEO of Heidelberg. You’ll find some stunning sales and installations, including web presses from KBA and Manroland Web Systems, and several important pieces of new kit, too… especially from KAMA and Duplo, and Epson with a new range of wide-format inkjet presses.

Newsmaker of the year thus far and as my tailender, goes to UPM Kymmene for its various environmental awards and accolades. Our sincere congratulations to everyone involved.

I’ll be back next week around the same time.

Mike Hilton 

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Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Wed 23 and 30 Dec…   EFI appoints CIO to leadership team
Silicon Valley IT executive Sheri Rhodes has joined Electronics for Imaging as chief information officer…

Flint Group confirms the acquisition of Xeikon
Flint has confirmed the acquisition of Xeikon, which will propel the organisation further into the digital solutions market…

Mon 04 Jan 2016…   Happy New Year 2016 to all our Website visitors
To all our visitors and sponsors, we wish you the Compliments of the Season and a very Happy and Peaceful New Year in 2016…

The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

Manroland Sheetfed’s fourth profitable year in a row
Consistency and stability put Manroland Sheetfed on course for fourth profitable year, and most profitable in recent memory…

IFS UK chairman role for Tony Hards
On 1 January 2016, after a lifetime serving the print industry, IFS’s Tony Hards has become company chairman…

YMC April Summit in Budapest high on 2016 priority list

New board at FINAT’s Young Managers Club ready for 2016.

Wed 06 Jan…  Epson to show power of inkjet for homewares at Heimtextil
Coordinated plates, cutlery, vases and tables decorated using Epson dye sub shows opportunities for décor specialists…

The Mimaki visualisation of things kicks off in 2016
European January 2016 trade show schedule focuses on textiles, promotional items and signs & display graphics…

Kornit Digital teams with Turnowsky for Heimtextil
Leading design house and digital inkjet technology leader to demonstrate opportunities for the home textile industry…

Xeikon plans we approach for Heimtextil 2016

Xeikon to feature innovation in wallpaper production at Heimtextil 2016 in Frankfurt Decoration Suite…

Mon 11 Jan…   Tali Digital adds first Truepress Jet W3200UV HS in Africa
Sandton-based Tali Digital has installed the first Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS wide-format printer in South Africa…

Professor Neil Hopkinson joins Xaar
Xaar strengthens its 3D printing business with the appointment of Professor Neil Hopkinson as director of 3D Printing…

New Year appointments at Heidelberg UK
Derek Gillard to take on national second-hand sales, making way for Neil Fletcher, Andrew Hall and Bill McCudden…

New head of digital sales Europe at Gallus
Karl-Gerhard Amerongen has joined the Gallus Group in St. Gallen, Switzerland as head of digital sales Europe…

Wed 13 Jan…   UPM Kymi pulp mill officially reopened
UPM celebrates inaugural opening of expanded and revamped Kymi pulp mill in Kuusankoski, Finland…

Thu 14 Jan…   
Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will exhibit at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March for wide-format digital and textile event’s tenth anniversary…

Heidelberg CEO returns to work

Gerold Linzbach returns to his duties as CEO of Heidelberg…

IST offers LE-UV and LED-UV retrofits in UK
IST (UK) launches retrofit service for LE-UV, LED-UV/LUV and conventional UV drying on Heidelberg presses…

Wed 20 Jan… Epson launches new range of SureColor SC-S printers
New trio of 1625mm printers designed to deliver new levels of quality and productivity for signage and display graphics…

New super-fast Epson 1625mm printer for production print
The new Epson SureColor SC-P20000 combines the highest quality at print speeds of up to 17.5 sq/m hr, even when unattended…

Heights UK to launch new Titanium plate processors
Heights announces the launch of the new, high end Titanium range of thermal plate processors in January 2016…

KBA Commander CL for Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle

DuMont media group in Cologne, Germany and one of KBA’s oldest customers expand their 180-year-old partnership…

TCG Legacy adds first Linoprint CP in North America
TCG Legacy anticipates a 20 per cent increase in uptime with Heidelberg’s Linoprint CP digital press…

Thu 21 Jan…   UPM joins United Nations Global Compact LEAD
The United Nations invites UPM in a Finnish first to join the world’s top 50 sustainability leaders…

Heidelberg boosts automation levels in computer-to-plate
Lean processes and extensive automation help companies stand out from the competition in industrial print production…

Sell-out EFI Connect opens in Las Vegas
EFI Connect highlights end-to-end integrated solutions and new market opportunities for customers…

EFI launches new Imaging of Things exchange

At the Connect Conference, EFI announces new exchange to connect customers with other professionals and and print buyers…

Evian used Sappi Fusion to win German Packaging Award

Model AG of Switzerland came up with a smart idea using Sappi’s bright white Fusion topliner…

SMP Group adds Europe’s first Inca Onset X3
SMP Group boosts industrial printing capabilities following installation of Europe’s first 14-channel Inca Onset X3…

Kartongbolaget is first HP Indigo 30000 in Scandinavia

Kartongbolaget i Hälsingborg in Sweden becomes first in Scandinavia to install the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press…

Graphic Packaging returns to Heidelberg for second VLF press
Less than a year after installing the UK’s first 18,000sph Speedmaster XL 145 press, GPI adds second machine…

Roland 700 Evolution for Grafiche Badiali Italy
Grafiche Badiali celebrates 80 year anniversary with a new five-colour Roland 700 Evolution with coater…

Fri 22 Jan…   New Lithoman addition for Remy-Roto in Belgium
Belgian printing company invests in a second Lithoman commercial printing press from Manroland Web Systems…

Five Epson SureColor SC-S60600 for Photobox

Photobox chooses five new-generation Epson Surecolor SC-S60600 printers to boost photo canvas production capacity…

KBA strengthens UK sheetfed sales team for 2016

Peter Banks has joined KBA (UK) to add extra firepower to the sheetfed sales team to meet growing demand…

Richard Warnick to head up KBA Flexo in UK and Ireland

Richard Warnick to head UK and Ireland sales for new KBA-Flexotecnica flexographic printing systems division…

Duplo targets digital print with 150Cr Booklet launch

Duplo has introduced the 150Cr Booklet System to its expanding product portfolio to meet growing market entry-level demands…

KAMA launches new generation of ProCut 58
The compact die-cutter has undergone a comprehensive upgrade for even more efficient finishing for short runs and digital prints…

ACTEGA Terra and Sappi Algro wall calendar has big impact
ACTEGA, Europe’s leading manufacturer of overprint varnishes, has again used Sappi Algro Design for its calendar…

Fifth joint calendar project by ACTEGA Terra and KBA

‘Under the deep blue sea’ unites high quality print finishing and digital media for the first time to create a meaningful symbiosis…

First TRESU iCoat coater in-line with HP Indigo 10000
TRESU Group announces first sale of iCoat coater for integration inline with the HP Indigo 10000 digital press…

Cowan to step up to B2 production in the Spring

Cowan Print plans to spring into B2 in May when it takes delivery of a Heidelberg Speedmaster SX74-5H…

Intec and Canon provide unique solution to key account

Intec Printing Solutions and Canon partner to provide Canon customers with niche envelope printing ability…

Galloways beefs up its digital with a Linoprint CV
Four years after installing a Linoprint C751, Galloways returns to Heidelberg for a supplementary digital press….

Melody Press re-tunes its bindery with Horizon

The new Horizon SPF/FC200A from IFS delivers four-fold productivity increase at Guernsey operation…

Lead articles from Friday 18 December in last 2015 update…

Previous…   Komori Impremia IS29 to be launched in Europe
Komori’s Digital LED-UV Inkjet Impremia IS29 Sheetfed Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January…

Heidelberg UK to sell Gallus labels products
Heidelberg has wholly owned Gallus since August 2014. HeidelbergUK to take on Gallus UK staff and labels portfolio on 1 April 2016…

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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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Webs ite.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

Previous…    Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…
 
Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs in 2016

NEW in 2016…   Spotters Guide to Greenwashing

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan

Sounding Out Instruments for Growth

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan

Carbon Balanced Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan

Previous…    No Cop Out
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 December

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 Expert Article Series
Can be found in our Drupa Newsroom via the Index on the Home page.

NEW in 2016…   The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Finishing 4.0 from Muller Martini at drupa
Muller Martini interconnects all process steps in print finishing through its Connex workflow and data management system…

Previous in 2015…    Komori Inkjet Impremia IS29 official launch at drupa
Komori’s Sheetfed Inkjet Impremia IS29 Digital Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January prior to official drupa launch….

Muller Martini sets new milestones with Finishing 4.0
Drupa 2016: State-of-the-art drive technology enables print finishing to be targeted in an increasingly automated manner…

Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…

DG press unveils plans for Drupa 2016
The newest technologies and a wide range of services for Drent Goebel machines will be presented by DG press in Hall 10…

Heidelberg to enable Smart Integration for drupa 2016
Heidelberg to showcase the next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016…

Heidelberg at drupa 2016: ‘Simply Smart’
drupa 2016: Heidelberg to exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2016 Amsterdam

NEW in 2016…   FESPA Textile provides ideal location to learn and share knowledge
FESPA Textile Conference sessions 8 – 11 March to explore the exploding growth of the textile market…

Brett Martin’s latest range for FESPA debut
Brett Martin to exhibit wide range of substrates at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March…

World Wrap Masters competition powers up in Amsterdam
FESPA partners with Avery Dennison and Mimaki for the World Wrap Masters Series Final on 10 and 11 March…

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam sells out
FESPA is delighted to announce that FESPA Digital, European Sign Expo and FESPA Textile 2016 have all sold out…

FESPA Digital 2016’s Content Programme
Educational content to explore trends and opportunities in digital printing available to printers today and give them the power to expand their businesses…

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016…

Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will showcase its expanding portfolio of solutions with its first-ever stand at FESPA Digital in March…

Screen’s new Truepress Jet features at FESPA 2016

Screen Europe to use next year’s FESPA in Amsterdam to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer…

Sun Chemical’s world-class inks at FESPA Digital 2016
Global launchpad for SunTex and all new digital inkjet platform – Aquacure and innovative ink chemistry platforms…

FESPA News 2016

NEW in 2016…   Deadline extended to 5 February for FESPA Awards 2016

FESPA’s Global Awards programme recognises the crème de la crème of the print community…

Southern European Print Congress moves to Italy for 2016
FESPA’s 2016 Southern European Print Congress will take place from 19 – 20 April 2016, in Milan, Italy…

FESPA News 2015

FESPA Eurasia delivered its most successful edition
FESPA Eurasia 2015 confirms its position as leading regional event with largest exhibitor and visitor attendance to date…

Success in Shanghai for FESPA China 2015
FESPA China 2015, which took place from 21 – 23 October in partnership with CSGIA at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai proved to be yet another success for FESPA…

 
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Graphic Repro On-line News Review 21 December 2015 
Welcome to another week of news highlights and the last of my e-News updates for 2015, and to Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for last Friday 18 December, which includes a brief overview of COP21 in Paris, which ended on an unexpected high and hailed internationally as a resounding success. Laurel has come up with some specifics on how printers might support the COP21 agreement. Whatever we do in the graphics industry must be easily achievable for small businesses, so there are some simple ideas for what printers and publishers, large and small, might do in Laurel’s popular Blog this week.

We’ve got some really good articles this week among the totally mixed bag of 25 news items, as well as pre-drupa 2016 announcements from exhibitors in our drupa Newsroom, including Muller Martini, Bobst, DG Press, Heidelberg and Ricoh; and then in our FESPA Newsroom from both FESPA and exhibitors at next year’s Digital show set to take place in March in Amsterdam, where Ricoh will debut for the first time and Screen Europe will use the show to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer ahead of drupa.

Among this week’s top headlines: Timson is back partnered with Kolbus (Monday); Golden Era South Africa took best in show at the FTASA wards this year (Tuesday) and also Syreline Process with a gold (Thursday). On Tuesday IFS as it announced a tremendous boost in its sales and figures for 2015. Wednesday saw the UK’s first ThermoFlexX 80-D digital flexo plate imager is now in full production;

The big news of the week came on Friday from Komori Europe, when it revealed what many have been waiting for ahead of drupa 2016 at the end of May and early June: Komori’s Digital LED-UV Inkjet Impremia IS29 Sheetfed Printing System will arrive at Komori Europe’s recently refurbished Graphics Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands in January. Following print testing and a February open house, the press will be available for individual customer demonstrations and print tests, much to Kemtek Print Solutions‘ delight for potential South African customers. Also on Friday, Heidelberg UK will take over Gallus sales and support in the UK from April, prior to drupa 2016.

Throughout the week you will find a number of recent sales and installations successes, including a number of nice firsts. These were led by Ricoh and CFI Technologies on Tuesday with the Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed production inkjet press, where the investment is expected to be the cornerstone of CFI’s production future.enabling transfer from offset to digital for personalised magazine covers, direct mail and more. On a smaller scale, Zebrahouse Design and Print has purchased a Linoprint CV from Heidelberg UK. Wednesday saw POLAR at Brogle Druck in Gipf-Oberfrick with the first Digicut independent production system in Switzerland; while Friday ended on a high for Ricoh as leading Service and Print Group Haberbeck in Ostwestfalen Lippe, Germany has made a strategically significant investment in a Ricoh Pro VC60000 to extend its digital print infrastructure.

The tailender serves to remind you that the Festive Season and Christmas is now upon us, with major holiday season closures, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, so there will only be no more e-News updates before mid-January, when the industry should once again be under way following all the various celebrations interruptions and closures. Any key news items which may arrive during this period will still be added to the Home Page news column if appropriate.

All that remains if for me to wish you Seasons’ Greetings wherever you are, a very Happy Christmas and and a Happy, Healthy and successful New Year in 2016. Do take care on the roads, we need you back safe and sound for drupa in Düsseldorf at the end of May and early June.

My best wishes, best regards and sincere thanks for your support throughout 2015.

Mike Hilton

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Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 14 December…   UPM to change its corporate structure in Finland
UPM-Kymmene Corporation to change its corporate structure to better match its current business structure…

Timsons Engineering partners with Kolbus GmbH
The agreement means that the highly respected Timsons T48 and ZMR litho book presses will again be in production…

Drukkerij de Bij grabs Kodak Sonora Green Leaf Award
Kodak awards Amsterdam-based Drukkerij de Bij with the Prestigious 2015 Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award for Europe…

MPS wins coveted Digital Printer Award with Domino

Multi Packaging Solutions Bristol wins prestigious print award for craft beer label with Domino N610i inkjet press…

Flint Group introduces PremoFilm SXS/2

Flint introduces new water-based inks for printing on film in the high-quality flexible packaging market in EMEA…

Tue 15 December…   
Golden Era Best of Show Award from FTASA
As close as you can get to perfect’ using Asahi AFP-TOP Plates: Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa…

Intelligent Finishing Systems looks forward to 2016

Strong performance is set to continue as IFS UK reports double digit year-on-year growth in 2015…

Scodix announces 2015 Design Awards winners

Entries from around the world set new creativity and quality standards for digital enhancement applications…

CFI opts for Ricoh Pro VC60000 high quality inkjet press

CFI Technologies enabling transfer from offset to digital for personalised magazine covers, direct mail and more…

Linoprint enters the Zebrahouse in Fleet

Zebrahouse Design and Print says ‘extra features’ were the tempter for its purchase of a Linoprint CV from Heidelberg UK…

Wed 16 December…   Waldo installs UK’s first ThermoFlexX 80-D imager
The UK’s first ThermoFlexX 80-D digital flexo plate imager is now in full production at Lincolnshire prepress house Waldo…

Brogle Druck is now using the POLAR Digicut
In September Brogle Druck AG in Gipf-Oberfrick started operation of the first Digicut independent production system in Switzerland…

Business Consulting appointment at Heidelberg USA
Heidelberg USA has announced the addition of former PIA’s Dr. Mark Bohan to its Business Consulting Team…

KBA PressSupport 24 with maintenance and inspections
Coldsetinnovation Fulda in Eichenzell, Germany and KBA-Digital & Web agree multi-year service partnership…

Retrofit – For more Freedom at Omaha World Herald
Omaha World-Herald upgrades its Geoman web press with new electronics…

Thu 17 December…  Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will showcase its expanding portfolio of solutions with its first-ever stand at FESPA Digital in March…

Syreline Process grabs Gold in FTASA Awards
Hamillroad’s Bellissima screening wins Gold at South Africa’s flexographic print excellence awards 2015…

Sun Chemical’s world-class inks at FESPA Digital 2016
Global launchpad for SunTex and all new digital inkjet platform – Aquacure and innovative ink chemistry platforms…

Eleventh KBA Cortina User Workshop in Einbeck
Offset Printing: improved quality, flexibility, and productivity in printing newspapers while reducing resource consumption…

EFI Fiery and Prinergy Workflow 7: A winning combination
End-to-end workflow integration of Kodak Prinergy and Fiery for flexibility, production automation, productivity and profitability…

Fri 18 December…   Komori Impremia IS29 to be launched in Europe
Komori’s Digital LED-UV Inkjet Impremia IS29 Sheetfed Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January…

Heidelberg UK to sell Gallus labels products
Heidelberg has wholly owned Gallus since August 2014. Heidelberg UK to take on Gallus UK staff and labels portfolio on 1 April 2016…

Screen to unveil new Truepress Jet features at FESPA 2016
Screen Europe to use next year’s FESPA in Amsterdam to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer…

KBA North America introduces new Performance Report

New Service Select product provides intelligent press analysis and productivity assessment for maximum productivity…

Service & Print Group Haberbeck invests in Ricoh Pro VC60000
The leading PSP headquartered in Ostwestfalen Lippe, Germany, has makes a strategically significant investment…

Muller Martini sets new milestones with Finishing 4.0
Drupa 2016: State-of-the-art drive technology enables print finishing to be targeted in an increasingly automated manner…

Lead articles from Friday 04 December in previous update… 

DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press
HP Inc. reinvents corrugated packaging printing in collaboration with KBA, with the world’s first T1100S 2.8 metre width press…

Xaar appoints Chris Morgan to the Xaar Board

Chris Morgan brings with him a wealth of expertise in managing complex international technology businesses with HP…

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. Heidelberg customers 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.

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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…

Previous…    mymuesli – your print and your customised muesli
For eight years, the Passau-based German start-up ‘mymuesli’ has been building a reputation for customised, healthy, and organic cereal and fruit-based products…

HP and KBA present world’s most productive inkjet web press
DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S: Pre-print and digital printing in one machine…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

No Cop Out
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 December

Previous…    Mark to Market
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 Dec

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…    2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Komori Inkjet Impremia IS29 official launch at drupa
Komori’s Sheetfed Inkjet Impremia IS29 Digital Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January for February Open House prior to official drupa launch….

Muller Martini sets new milestones with Finishing 4.0
Drupa 2016: State-of-the-art drive technology enables print finishing to be targeted in an increasingly automated manner…

Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…

DG press unveils plans for Drupa 2016
The newest technologies and a wide range of services for Drent Goebel machines will be presented by DG press in Hall 10…

Previous…    Heidelberg to enable Smart Integration for drupa 2016
Heidelberg to showcase the next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016…

Heidelberg at drupa 2016: ‘Simply Smart’
drupa 2016: Heidelberg to exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series
Can be accessed via our Drupa Newsroom, in the Index on the Home page.

NEW…    Sustainability and the Printing Industry
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 5 by Laurel Brunner, who has worked exclusively in the prepress and publishing industries, with a particular specialisation in digital prepress, digital production and digital printing…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

Screen’s new Truepress Jet features at FESPA 2016
Screen Europe to use next year’s FESPA in Amsterdam to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer,,,

Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will showcase its expanding portfolio of solutions with its first-ever stand at FESPA Digital in March…

Success in Shanghai for FESPA China 2015
FESPA China 2015, which took place from 21 – 23 October in partnership with CSGIA at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai proved to be yet another success for FESPA…

Sun Chemical’s world-class inks at FESPA Digital 2016
Global launchpad for SunTex and all new digital inkjet platform – Aquacure, and innovative ink chemistry platforms…

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016…

Previous…    10th FESPA Digital for speciality printers in 2016
The tenth anniversary edition of FESPA Digital will reflect the astonishing development and diversification of digital print in the intervening decade…

The Graphic Repro On-line Website is supported and sponsored by: 

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Zum Bild: Wie lassen sich 100 Ausgaben einer Zeitschrift am Besten auf dem Cover unterbringen? Immer wieder gern genommen wird eine Collage aller bisher erschienenen Titel. Wir fanden das wenig originell und haben dies (ins Heft-Innere) auf Seite 7 verbannt. Stattdessen haben wir alle möglichen Gegenstände zusammengestellt, mit denen wir üblicherweise bei der täglichen Arbeit zu tun haben. Dass da nun auch noch ein Nikolaus erscheint, ist der Jahreszeit geschuldet. Wir wünschen Ihnen eine schöne Weihnachtszeit.

 

Der DRUCKMARKT ist eine feste Institution geworden. Zurecht! In Deutschland wie auch in der Schweiz. Die jetzt, Mitte Dezember 2015, erscheinende Jubiläumsausgabe mit der Nummer 100, zeigt nach knapp 20 Jahren, wie vital Fachjournalismus über Print mit Print sein kann. Gründer und Chefredakteur Klaus-Peter Nicolay kenne ich seit 1988. Eine lange Zeit. Einst waren wir „Konkurrenten“, die sich stets fachlich ausgetauscht haben. Seitdem und noch immer sind wir Freunde, die sich schätzen. Und die zusammen rund um den Globus ebenso wie an der Mosel oder in der Gutenberg-Stadt Mainz viel Einzigartiges gemeinsam erlebt haben.

Dieses Erleben teilt „Nico“ jetzt mit uns. Und hat ein wunderbares Editorial zu einer grossartigen 100. Ausgabe verfasst. Den inhaltlichen Auftakt der Ausgabe 100 bilden Kommentare von vielen Kollegen aus der Branche, die befragt wurden, und allzu gerne geantwortet haben.

Nico: Wir freuen uns auf die nächsten 100 bis 1.000 Ausgaben von Dir. Vor allem, weil nächstes Jahr wieder drupa in Düsseldorf ist. Und wir viel Neues wiederum gemeinsam schaffen können. Spitze, dass seit einigen Jahren nunmehr Dein jüngster Sohn, Julius, redaktionell mit an Bord ist!

Herzliche Grüße
Dein

Andreas Weber

 

Im Wortlaut: Das Editorial zu Druckmarkt, Ausgabe 100

ZU ALLERERST EIN DANKESCHÖN!

Wer sagt denn, dass alt werden keinen Spaß macht? Der ›Druckmarkt‹ wird 2016 immerhin 20 Jahre und veröffentlicht jetzt seine 100. Ausgabe. Nein, das ist noch kein Alter – und für eine Zeitschrift vielleicht eine Periode, in der man reifer und besser geworden ist oder in der man eine Phase des Fortschritts erreicht hat. Dies wird uns die Freude an den vergangenen und (wer weiß wie viele) noch kommenden Jahren, Wochen und Minuten sicherlich nicht verderben. Wir wissen leider auch nicht, wie viele Minuten oder Stunden Sie Ihrer kostbaren Zeit unseren gedruckten Ausgaben widmen und wie viele Minuten die über 15.000 Leserinnen und Leser, die uns monatlich online besuchen. Dafür jedenfalls ein herzliches Dankeschön.

Zu unserem kleinen Jubiläum – es sind ja schließlich keine 100 Jahre – wollen wir aber keine Rückschau zelebrieren, im nächs ten Jahr auch keine glamouröse Party schmeißen und uns schon gar nicht selbst feiern. Wir haben in dieser Ausgabe schlicht und einfach zum Teil exklusive Nachrichten für Sie zusammengetragen. So, wie wir es immer tun. Denn wir haben uns nie an journalistischen Theorien orientiert, dafür aber an interessanten Themen und Gesprächspartnern.

Seit den ersten Heften versucht der ›Druckmarkt‹ sich unbestechlich und unterhaltsam, zuweilen amüsant bis provokativ, hoffentlich auch anregend mit seinen Leserinnen und Lesern über die Gegenwart und die Zukunft zu verständigen. Dieser Anspruch bleibt. Denn das (für uns schauderhafte) Bild »Den Leser dort abholen, wo er steht«, das Medienleute gerne verwenden, wenn sie ihre Arbeit beschreiben, gilt für uns nicht. Es hieße in der Konsequenz ja auch: Nur das liefern, was bequem ist, nicht aufregt und auch nicht zum Nachdenken anregt, denn ›der Leser‹ (die abstrakte Kreatur) dürfe nicht zu sehr gefordert werden. Wir haben in den vergangenen Jahren genau das Gegenteil erfahren. Eben dass Menschen es durchaus schätzen, wenn ihnen auch einmal etwas zugemutet wird und wenn sich der Inhalt eines Fachmagazins nicht nur in ›Hurra-Meldungen‹ erschöpft.

Was den ›Druckmarkt‹ vielleicht etwas anders macht: Wir misstrauen dem Zeitgeist und dem Mainstream. Das Modisch-Gefällige liegt uns weniger bis gar nicht. Wo alle einer Meinung sind, versuchen wir durch andere Sichtweisen den Blick auf das Wesentliche zu lenken. Ob uns das immer gelingt, können Sie besser beurteilen als wir selbst. Doch wir sind der festen Überzeugung, dass es bei aller Digitalisierung noch immer traditionelle Werte in unserer Branche gibt, die auch weiterhin Gültigkeit haben werden. Deshalb halten wir uns gerne an den Satz von Willy Brandt: »Wer das Bewahrenswerte bewahren will, muss verändern, was der Erneuerung bedarf.«

Ihre Druckmarkt-Redaktion
Klaus-Peter und Julius Nicolay

 

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Nico fragt! Ich habe geantwortet!

DRUCKMARKT: Was war für Dich das einschneidende Ereignis in der Branche in den letzten 20 Jahren?

ANDREAS WEBER: Historisch gesehen, geschah das Einschneidende schon vor über 20 Jahren, als DTP und fast nahtlos anschließend der Digitaldruck aufkamen. Motto: Jeder sein eigener Gutenberg.

Das zentrale Erlebnis für mich war, als wir eine fulminante drupa 2012 hatten. Gut für die Brancheninsider, also diejenigen, die übrig geblieben sind (es gab ja fast 100.000 Besucher weniger). Schlecht für die Strahlkraft der Branche: Kunden der Druck- und Papierbrache wären fasziniert gewesen. Doch sie kamen nicht. Man hatte sie (Aussteller-seitig) erst gar nicht eingeladen bzw. so angesprochen, dass sie ihren Vorteil erkannt hätten. Das war fatal. Und hat die Druckbranche als Insel der selbstverliebten Print-Technik-Gläubigen isoliert.

DRUCKMARKT: Was erwartest Du für die Zukunft? Was werden die großen Themen sein?

ANDREAS WEBER: Meine Erwartung? Etwas Altes wird etwas Neues! — Die großen Themen? Es gibt nur ein Thema, dem sich alle anderen fügen müssen: Wie ordnet sich Print im Kommunikationsmix ein? Dieser Mix wird durch Multi-Channel-Szenarien getrieben. Mit dem, was die Branche unter Cross-Media versteht, hat das wenig bis gar nichts zu tun. Sondern es geht darum, wie man nahtlos über die Online-Welt in die reale Welt gelangt. Und umgekehrt. Print erhält hier eine fundamental neue Bedeutung und Wichtigkeit. Dies gilt es zu schärfen, in dem die Expertise zur Wirkung von Printmedien im Digitalzeitalter glaubhaft dargestellt wird.

Wenn das gelingt, dann ist klar: PRINT GEWINNT!

 

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 14 December 2015 
Welcome to another week of news highlights and to Online Features where we have a super little article from ‘mymuesli’ in Passau, Germany lauding the opportunities that Heideberg’s 4D digital inkjet press has provided this rather unique startup company. We have Bobst‘s 125th Anniversary plans, and then HP and KBA with the world’s most productive inkjet web press. You’ll find the latest from drupa 2016, with the second Global Insights Report (in the drupa Newsroom) and from FESPA with Printeriors, the interior design showcase and dedicated conference, which will present a new concept for 2016 dubbed ‘The Print Hotel’, as the show returns to Amsterdam in March.

Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for last Friday, 11 December, includes mention of COP21 in Paris and ends with a caution that the graphics industry needs its associations to keep their members informed and aware, of where the green debate is heading and about how to participate in the conversation.

The news headlines this week contain some really important developments, not least of which appeared on Monday to begin the week on a high note, as HP and KBA debuted the world’s first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S to a couple of hundred key international packaging printers at KBA’s headquarters in Würzburg over a two-day event. This press also features in Friday’s leader to round-off the week, as DS Smith Packaging confirms that it has chosen to become the first packaging specialist to install the world’s first T1100S 2.8 metre wide inkjet web press from HP and KBA, in a sector where digital printing is the fastest growing segment in packaging, with a projected annual growth rate of 17 per cent in a market expected to be worth $19 billion by 2019.

Sappi led the news on Tuesday as it highlighted RLC Packaging and its recent success in the 2015 Red Dot Design Awards, using Sappi’s bright white carton material Algro Design for an exclusive hosiery and shapewear brand range packaging designed by Leo Burnett. You will also find a couple of other Awards mentions: from KBA on Tuesday; then EFI which is one of eight businesses to be honoured this year with the prestigious American Chamber of Commerce in Italy Award. Then we have Xeikon on Wednesday, as Dubai customer Kimoha celebrates a first as digital gains narrow web sector recognition at the recently held 35th FINAT Label Awards.

On Wednesday Heidelberg leads with the first of its drupa 2016 announcements, and reveals that it will exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’ and the biggest event in 2016; and then on Thursday it follows through with the second announcement on its plans to showcase ‘Smart Integration”, described as the next stage in automated print media production at next year’s event.

Although there are only 25 news articles again this week, you will find several really good and important announcements if you work your way through them carefully, including the Xaar Plc on Friday, as it reveals that Chris Morgan, the former key and very senior HP executive with a strong background in global marketing and general management and impressive track record, is to join the Xaar Board from January 2016. As with CEO Doug Edwards, Chris should be a great addition who is set to make his mark in Xaar’s future and the world of inkjet.

The tailender serves to remind you that the Festive Season and Christmas is drawing ever-closer and the major holiday season closures and exodus in the Southern Hemisphere, so there will only be one more e-News update before I also take a well-earned break until mid-January, when the industry should once again be under way following all the various interruptions and closures. If you are closing and disappearing during the week ahead, then I wish you Seasons’ Greetings wherever you are, and a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year in 2016.

That’s it until next week.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Smart applications by Heidelberg: mymuesli.com presents 121 packaging printing on-site.

Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 07 December…   HP and KBA present world’s most productive inkjet web press
DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S: Pre-print and digital printing in one machine…

Sun Chemical creates new Advanced Materials Division

Sun Chemical forms a new Advanced Materials division with expanded portfolio of technologies from Sun Chemical and DIC…

Heidelberg’s Full Service Plus programme

Full Service Plus ramps up production month by month…

Xaar announces new family of Printheads
Xaar announces new family of Printheads for coding and marking applications with a 17mm print swathe…

Corelio automates with EFI Technique MIS Software
Publishing efficiency soars with 85 per cent of production running ‘hands free’ and a 10 per cent overall labour savings…

Tue 08 December…   
Good enough to touch: Enhancing the POS experience
In both visual and tactile terms, the packaging makes an instant impression, conveying the qualities of the product inside…

EFI to receive the AmCham Italy Transatlantic Award
EFI is one of eight businesses to be honoured this year with the prestigious American Chamber of Commerce in Italy Award…

European Sign Expo 2016 doubles in size
Expansion into another hall makes this the largest ever show, and destined to be the most successful edition to date…

Alphaset starts new chapter in binding with IFS

Horizon BQ270 PUR expected to achieve ROI in under a year…

Hub Folding Box receives Family Business Award 2015

KBA congratulates Hub Folding Box as the 2015 Massachusetts family business Award Winner…

Wed 09 December…   Heidelberg at drupa 2016: ‘Simply Smart’
drupa 2016: Heidelberg to exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’…

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016, from 8 – 11 March in Amsterdam…

Hot Foil Stamping Days held at the Bobst Centre in Mex

Bobst Large Format Hot Foil Stamping Days showcase new technology for size VI added value finishing at Bobst Competence Centre…

Large-format KBA Rapida 164 goes to Romania
Eurobusiness receives country’s first jumbo Rapida 64 with six printing units, coater + extended delivery from KBA-Sheetfed Solutions…

Xeikon helps Dubai customer scoop FINAT award

Kimoha celebrates a first as digital gains narrow web sector recognition at the 35th FINAT Label Awards…

Thu 10 December…   Ricoh’s European Customer Experience Centre expands
As demand grows Ricoh Europe announces plans for a new executive reception and briefing centre for production printing.

Heidelberg is enabling Smart Integration for drupa 2016
Heidelberg to showcase the next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016…

Callas pdfaPilot expands Levigo Jadice server
Callas’ pdfaPilot expands the functionality of Levigo Solutions’ document conversion tool for high-quality PDF/A…

Muller Martini’s Presto II Digital saddle stitching system

The Presto II Digital saddle stitching system is considered to be the ideal solution for both offset and digital small to mid-sized runs…

Mercia’s Foliant completes business vision

Lamination solution is the final piece in production jigsaw…

Fri 11 December…   DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press
HP Inc. reinvents corrugated packaging printing in collaboration with KBA, with the world’s first T1100S 2.8 metre width press…

Xaar appoints Chris Morgan as non-executive director

Chris Morgan brings with him a wealth of expertise in managing complex international technology businesses with HP…

Canon launches the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910
Canon launches the Océ ColorWave 810 and 910 – the fastest digital wide-format colour printers on the market…

mymuesli – your print and your customised muesli

The German start-up has been building a reputation for customised, healthy, and organic cereal and fruit-based products…

Creation Reprographics chooses Esko’s WebCenter
Streamlined communications, paperless operation and localisation increase capacity, facilitate growth, generate 30% savings…

Lead article from Friday 04 December in previous update… 

Heidelberg Packaging Days in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg uses Packaging Days to showcase new products from its partnership with Masterwork for the packaging sector…

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. Heidelberg customers 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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02
You will find 18 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

mymuesli – your print and your customised muesli
For eight years, the Passau-based German start-up ‘mymuesli’ has been building a reputation for customised, healthy, and organic cereal and fruit-based products…

Previous…    HP and KBA present world’s most productive inkjet web press
DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S: Pre-print and digital printing in one machine…

Heidelberg Packaging Days in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg uses Packaging Days to showcase new products from partnership with Masterwork for packaging sector…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Mark to Market
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 Dec

Previous…    December in Paris
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 December

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Heidelberg to enable Smart Integration for drupa 2016
Heidelberg to showcase the next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016…

Heidelberg at drupa 2016: ‘Simply Smart’
drupa 2016: Heidelberg to exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series
Can be accessed via our Drupa Newsroom, in the Index on the Home page.

NEW…    Sustainability and the Printing Industry
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 5 by Laurel Brunner, who has worked exclusively in the prepress and publishing industries, with a particular specialisation in digital prepress, digital production and digital printing…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016…

Previous…    10th FESPA Digital for speciality printers in 2016
The tenth anniversary edition of FESPA Digital will reflect the astonishing development and diversification of digital print in the intervening decade…

The Graphic Repro On-line Website is supported and sponsored by: 

Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, 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,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

If you would like to send news for consideration for the Graphic Repro On-line Website (ISSN 1814-2915) or to submit comments, please e-mail Mike Hilton at: graphicrepro.za@gmail.com.

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GraphicRepro.Net e-News (ISSN 1814-2923)  provides weekly updates from the Graphic Repro On-line Website and is  compiled and published by Mike Hilton, graphicrepro.netPO Box 10 Peterburgskoe Shosse 13/1, 196605 Pushkin 5, St. Petersburg, Russia.
e-mail graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

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Heideldruck 4.0: First Jetmaster inkjet system prints consumer packages on-site in a mymuesli store in Heidelberg, Germany. Photo: Heidelberg.

Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 6 December 2015 

Welcome to another week of news highlights, feature articles, the very latest drupa 2016 and FESPA news and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 04 December, as Laurel invites you to spend December in Paris, suitably attired in her little black dress for the occasion.

From Messe Düsseldorf and drupa 2016 we have the second Global Insights Report Executive Summary, which is now available for you below, and also as a free download in up to seven languages from the drupa Website. You will find a fully-illustrated PDF of the Summary in our own drupa Newsroom version of the article. Independent consulting and market research companies Printfuture, UK, and Wissler & Partner, Switzerland, were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct the two-report series. This second part is entitled: ‘Touch the future – Applications that can create growth’. The full report is now available to purchase on the drupa 2016 Website and is based on a survey conducted in Spring 2015 in which over 750 participants took part globally, with all regions well represented.

The news this week contains some stunning announcements, not least of which from Heidelberg on Monday where Hofmann Druck in Nürnberg sets new standards with its latest long perfector: Europe’s first eight-colour Speedmaster 106 with LED. Tuesday comes from China, while on Wednesday, Manroland Web Systems has announced a successful turn in 2015 with sales, order intake and EBT noticeably increased. The company, now a member of the Lübeck-based Possehl Group, also announced the appointment of a second managing director. Thursday was led by Messe Düsseldorf for the Executive Summary already mentioned above. While on Friday, Heidelberg used its internationally-attended Packaging Days event in November, held at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site, to showcase new products from its partnership with Masterwork for the packaging sector.

HP Inc and KBA jointly provided the truly exciting news of the week late on Friday out of their joint two-day unveiling event held in Wurzburg on Thursday and Friday, where DS Smith Packaging revealed that it is to install the very first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S. Combining pre-print and digital printing in one machine, the gigantic inkjet web press with a web width of 2.80m was developed in under two years by HP and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions working in close co-operation. It opens up new opportunities in terms of the flexible production of corrugated packaging in various formats and run sizes with digital pre-print liners. You’ll find it in Online Features Chapter 08, and also with a link leading the news on Monday of next week.

Software releases came from Axaio and CHILI Publisher; a new cutter from Rotoflex on Tuesday; while new orders and installations were announced by Xeikon, MPS, and Rotocon. Epson announced a new concept world first office papermaking system on Thursday called PaperLab, which the company claims, promises to revolutionise office recycling by securely turning documents into new office paper. An interesting concept, perhaps?

To round off the week, both Agfa Graphics and Hubergroup have announced the 2016 Calendars, to remind us that the festive season is upon us once again and the New Year is really not all that far away. In fact, POLAR also reminded us of this on Thursday, as it details its training courses for 2016 to take place in Hofheim.

The tailender is devoted to Xerox, asCDP, an international environmental organisation names Xerox as a leader in providing reliable information about carbon emissions and energy use. This comes as COP21, the United Nations climate change conference in Paris gets underway. That’s the same event that Laurel talks about in her  Blog.

That’s it until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Milestone: HP and KBA released the very first common printing system HP PageWide Web Press T1100S

Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 30 November…   Europe’s first eight-colour Speedmaster XL 106 with LED
Increased productivity and premium quality – Hofmann Druck Nürnberg sets new standards with its latest long perfector…

Belgian Supply Chain Award for Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics’ Closed Loop Supply Chain for Printing Plates honoured with Supply Chain Award 2015 at gala event…

Masterwork marks milestone 20th anniversary
The new Masterwork MK1060ERSL automatic platen die-cutting machine was the centrepiece attraction…

High-speed PDF export with MadeToPrint
Axaio software has announced the availability of a new version of MadeToPrint for even faster PDF export…

Xeikon CX3 digital label press for Topasa

New Xeikon press will support capacity increase of more than 50% for Colombian label printer Topasa…

Tue 01 December…   
6th All in Print is on the right track
All in Print China 2016: Connecting the World with Printing…

Stability meets progress in CHILI publisher 4.5s
Additional 3D and 2D viewing options, design and layout uniformity and streamlined ways to show dynamic images…

Carton Edge wins Epson SureColor large-format printer
The Print Show visitor, Emma Tomlinson from trade carton finishing company Carton Edge wins Epson SureColor…

W&R Etiketten signs for its sixth MPS flexo press

The leading Dutch label printer headquartered in Tilburg has ordered an eight-colour 430mm press with APC package…

Rotoflex releases HSI horizontal slitter rewinder
HSI offers converters the extreme ruggedness and reliability as the flagship VSI series, in a horizontal design…

Wed 02 December…  Manroland Web Systems turnaround plus new second MD
Manroland Web Systems takes a successful turn in 2015 with sales, order intake and EBT increased noticeably…

Global Graphics and Software Imaging co-operation

The cooperation agreement will allow both companies to offer a broader product range in the Managed Print Services market…

Xerox recognised for Climate Change Transparency
CDP has named Xerox as a leader in providing reliable information about carbon emissions and energy use…

Epson SureColor SC-F2000 at Heimtextil 2016

Epson demonstrates latest flexible technology for interior décor products at Heimtextil in Frankfurt from 12 – 15 January 2016…

Xeikon CX3 digital label press helps Codex expand brands
Faster production, increased capacity and quality, and wider product range and competitive prices all in one system…

Thu 03 December…  The 2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
‘Touch the future – Applications that can create growth’. From Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) for Messe Düsseldorf…

POLAR operator training courses in 2016
POLAR offers operator training courses for POLAR high-speed cutters and Compucut at its customer centre in Hofheim…

10th FESPA Digital for speciality printers in 2016
The tenth anniversary edition of FESPA Digital will reflect the astonishing development and diversification of digital print in a decade…

Epson develops world’s first office papermaking system
PaperLab promises to revolutionise office recycling by securely turning documents into new office paper…

Alegro Perfect Binder: Perfect investment for a digital future
The Muller Martini Alegro is the ideal perfect binder for companies with a large range of run lengths and product sizes…

Fri 04 December…   Heidelberg Packaging Days in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg uses Packaging Days to showcase new products from its partnership with Masterwork for the packaging sector…

Quark Software named to EContent 100 for Content Automation
Annual list from EContent Magazine names Top 100 Companies that matter most in the digital content industry…

Print meets digital in Agfa Graphics 2016 Calendar
‘A Year of Tempting Plates’: True to tradition, Agfa Graphics has created a state-of-the-art calendar for VIP clients…

Hubergroup Calendar 2016 depicts markets around the world

The latest traditional wall calendar from the world-renowned printing-ink manufacturer depicts traditional markets….

Vareo Perfect Binder for DATEV in Nuremberg
The ideal perfect binder from Muller Martini for digitally printed ultra-short runs with variable thicknesses…

Lead articles from Friday 27 November in previous update… 

International Forum on Print Efficiency and Quality
Tenth meeting of the East European Printers, InPEQ Forum 2015, took place in Sibiu, Romania in October…

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. Heidelberg customers 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.

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’ and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02
You will find 18 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

HP and KBA present world’s most productive inkjet web press
DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S: Pre-print and digital printing in one machine…

Heidelberg Packaging Days in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg uses Packaging Days to showcase new products from partnership with Masterwork for packaging sector…

Previous…    Altacel invests in ‘the difference’ from KBA-Flexotecnica
Altacel Flexible Packaging in Weesp fires up a EVO XG flexo press from KBA-Flexotecnica a few weeks ago. CEO Alec Frijlink: ‘Our company is a racetrack’…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

December in Paris
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 December

Previous…    Top of the Leader Board
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 November

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

Previous…    Attractive offers for travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The online ticket shop opens on 2 January, 2016…

Passende Angebote für Anreise und Unterkunft

Print@home und kostenlos zur drupa mit Bus und Bahn. Online-Ticketshop öffnet am 2. Januar 2016…

RECENT MUST READ…    Out soon: 2nd drupa Global Insights Report
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth…

2. drupa Global Insights Report erscheint in Kürze
Touch the future – Anwendungen mit Wachstumspotenzial…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series
Can be accessed via our Drupa Newsroom, in the Index on the Home page.

NEW…    Sustainability and the Printing Industry
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 5 by Laurel Brunner, who has worked exclusively in the prepress and publishing industries, with a particular specialisation in digital prepress, digital production and digital printing…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Previous…    Muller Martini to showcase Finishing 4.0 at drupa 2016
At drupa 2016, Finishing 4.0 will underline the major importance of intelligent connectivity and an end-to-end touchless workflow…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found via the Index on our Home Page.

10th FESPA Digital for speciality printers in 2016

The tenth anniversary edition of FESPA Digital will reflect the astonishing development and diversification of digital print in the intervening decade…

Previous…    FESPA Eurasia 2015: The final countdown
The region’s leading showcase for innovation shows 29 per cent growth of floor space and exhibitors over two years since launch…

FESPA supports the future of print in Eurasia
‘Profit for Purpose’ funds vocational print education in Turkey, addressing sector skills deficit…

The Graphic Repro On-line Website is supported and sponsored by: 


Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  < /a>FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

If you would like to send news for consideration for the Graphic Repro On-line Website (ISSN 1814-2915) or to submit comments, please e-mail Mike Hilton at: graphicrepro.za@gmail.com.

Our Website urls are:
http://www.graphicrepro.co.za
http://www.graphicrepro.net

GraphicRepro.Net e-News (ISSN 1814-2923)  provides weekly updates from the Graphic Repro On-line Website and is  compiled and
published by Mike Hilton, graphicrepro.netPO Box 10 Peterburgskoe Shosse 13/1, 196605 Pushkin 5, St. Petersburg, Russia.
e-mailgraphicrepro.za@gmail.com

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