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Graphic Repro On-line News from 24 August 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Saturday 22 August, which this week examines the often tedious business of recyclability. There are also a couple of updates for FESPA Eurasia in our FESPA Newsroom, but no other feature articles this week, which has been rather slow to say the least, when it comes to news volume, or distinct lack of it, due to the European holiday season, to the point where it dried up completely on Friday.

I shall let you browse the news this week. You will find several mentions for Graph Expo in Chicago, one for FachPack in Nuremberg, several for Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, and one for IFRA India in Mumbai, all of which take place later next month, together with a selection of notable recent orders and installations, ending on Friday with Copy Express, one of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops, as it launches an ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion from its Bellville, Cape Town headquarters.

That’s all until next time.

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 

From Monday 17 August

Mon 17 August…    Goss product and customer innovation at Graph Expo 2015
Full range of Goss products and support services together with updates on partner solutions and latest projects in the U.S…

Agfa LM inks and personalised Belgian beer
Belgian brewery prints directly onto PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show…

ThermoFlexX debut at Labelexpo Europe 2015

ThermoFlexX plans to use Labelexpo to unveil recently developed features and improvements on new digital flexo plate imager…

Flint Group Narrow Web at Labelexpo Europe
The exhibit will have many attractions to enable visitors to ‘Discover New Possibilities’ in narrow web label and packaging…

Buxton Press follows press orders with new Stahlfolder

Buxton Press returns to Heidelberg for Stahlfolder KH 82 to meet the increasing demands of postpress requirements…

Tue 18 August…   FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

Scodix and Compact Foilers plan digital foiling module

Scodix and Compact Foilers announce agreement that will deliver best-in-class digital foiler to the market at Graph Expo 2015…

X-Rite donation supports work of the DFTA
X-Rite eXact Advanced Scan and Ci64 facilitate better colour measurements at the German Flexo Industry Association…

New Manroland R 710 HiPrint for RLC Leunisman
RLC Packaging highlights beauty and healthcare at Leunisman with new 16-unit Roland sheetfed includes foiling and coating…

PJ Print receives POLAR jogger at a sprint
PJ Print is impressed by the response of HeidelbergUK which managed to supply it with a new jogger within just a week…

Wed 19 August…  Manroland Euroman: A bestseller in Brazil
The Euroman combines efficiency, flexibility, and productivity while maintaining high quality and cutting-edge technology…

All Packaging’s countdown to new KBA Rapida in Utah
All Packaging’s newly-acquired Utah facility expands growth with highly-automated KBA Rapida 105 six-colour press…

Core Image switches to thermal CTP with Heidelberg
Glasgow printer Core Image has switched from a visible light Prosetter to a thermal Suprasetter from Heidelberg UK…

InterTech Award winning ORIS CxF live at Graph Expo
State-of-the-art software embeds critical brand colour information into PDF/X files for accuracy along the supply chain…

SAi Launches Flexi 12 with new tools
Streamlined portfolio for signmakers and wide-format businesses offers more versatility and features at lower cost…

Thu 20 August…   Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015
Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

QuadTech at WAN IFRA India 2015 in September
QuadTech to present solutions to improve all aspects of newspaper printing at BombayConvention & ExhibitionCenter in Mumbai…

Techkon to debut new SpectroJet at Labelexpo 2015

Techkon to unveil new SpectroJet with LED technology at Labelexpo, the first scan-spectrophotometer on the market…

The PrintCity Alliance at FachPack 2015 end September
Members of the PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting on a joint stand at this year’s FachPack in Nuremberg from 29 September – 1 October…

Sign & Digital UK – 2016 Website goes live
Following a hugely successful show earlier this year, Sign & Digital UK has launched its new look Website for the 2016 edition…

Fri 21 August…   Copy Express announces franchise expansion in the Cape
One of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops launches ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion…

Impact Innovations’ new KBA Flexotecnica flexo press
‘Made in the USA’ theme announces job creation and growth with Impact’s first central impression EVO XG ten-colour flexo press…

Lead articles on Friday 24 July from previous update… 

Previous…   Kodak and Guiton: Digital newspapers in Jersey and Guernsey
Kodak Stream inkjet technology creates a more flexible business model for the future of the newspaper industry in the Channel Islands…

Manroland Web Systems and Ultimate in co-development
Manroland Web announces intelligent ‘Imposer’: The first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing…

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 2015 Chapter 01

Previous…    UK Printing – The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

Previous…    Esko Kongsberg XN22 and Automation Engine create best performing division
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

The Recyclability of Everything
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 22 August

Previous…    Noodles in the News
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 August

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.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…    drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets…

drupa cube: Innovatives Konferenzprogramm zur drupa 2016
Print schlägt die Brücke zwischen Kreativagenturen, Marketiers, Brandownern und vertikalen Märkten…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

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

Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015

Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

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


Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druc kmaschinen 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

UPM_Wei_Qingji_for web

UPM opened an art exhibition by the Chinese contemporary artist Wei Qingji on 14 August at Bioforum, UPM’s showroom at the UPM Biofore House. The exhibition is part of the Helsinki Festival programme, and it is organised in cooperation with the Centre of International Cultural Exchange, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Graphic Repro On-line News | Review from 18 August 2015
By Mike Hilton

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 14 August, which this week examines the Maggi Noodles ‘contamination’ saga which began in Uttar Predesh, India. There’s also a new addition in Online Features Chapter 06, featuring PhotoBox, Europe’s leading personalised product company, as it optimises its canvas production division with an Esko Kongsberg digital cutting and finishing device, supported by Esko’s Automation Engine Workflow solutions; and in our drupa Newsroom, the third drupa expert article, this month from Sean Smyth, discussing inkjet printing.

Although the news was rather thin on the ground this past week with only 16 articles in total, it contains some very important announcements. Monday saw a new one-day event announced, set to take place in Manchester, UK on 3 December. The GlobalChannelPartners Summit 2015 describes itself as a new and unique networking opportunity for UK, European and Global players in the printing and packaging industries. We also have Epson at ITMA in Milan, Italy in November.

Tuesday and Wednesday saw the latest figures from both Koening & Bauer and Heidelberg, which always provide a true indication of how the industry has performed over the past three to six months, and perhaps more importantly, what can be expected for the remainder of the respective financial years from the world’s largest press manufacturers. You’ll find KBA’s half year results leading the news on Tuesday and Heidelberg with its first quarter results on Wednesday. If you combine these with last week Friday’s announcements (the links are still below) from Sappi, Kodak and Langley Holdings which includes Manroland Sheetfed, then they provide a much broader picture or guide, and there are some real positive signs.

On Thursday, Goss International took the lead with the first triple-wide Uniliner newspaper press in the United States, and reveals top results from the new technology at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as it invests heavily in the long-term viability of printed newspaper editions. Friday’s lead is also devoted to the future of newspapers, but this time with digitally printed editions for Guernsey and Jersey, as the Guiton Group, which owns the Jersey Evening Post, partners with Kodak to introduce Stream Inkjet technology to create a more flexible business model for the future of the newspaper industry in the Channel Islands. The company plans to produce eleven titles in total, including ten of the leading UK national newspapers which currently rely upon being flown to the islands each day for local distribution. Also on Friday, Manroland Web Systems announces intelligent ‘Imposer’: The first automated imposition solution for both digital and offset printing.

There’s a few more if you check them out carefully, including some nice installations successes from HP Indigo at Traffic Print Online Solutions in Germany, which has installed the 200th HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press. Then we have Heidelberg prepress, press and postpress at Keno Graphic Services; Heidelberg Stahlfolder at Grunwald, and KBA at Travel Bags Inc, all in North America.

The tailender goes to UPM as it opens an art exhibition by Chinese contemporary artist Wei Qingji on 14 August at Bioforum, UPM’s showroom at Biofore House Helsinki, as part of this year’s Helsinki Festival programme. The exhibition will remain open until 31 October.

That’s all until next time.

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 

From Monday 10 August

Mon 10 August…    Packprint Workshop returns to Labelexpo Europe
Full details have been announced for the Packprint Workshop’s return to the Labelexpo Europe’s show floor for 2015 in Brussels…

Epson at ITMA’s 17th Edition in FieraMilano, Rho
ITMA 2015: Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli present the new frontiers of digital textile printing, from 12 – 19 November…

GlobalChannelPartners Summit 2015 – Manchester
A new and unique networking opportunity for UK, European and Global players in the printing and packaging industries in December…

Tue 11 August…   First half-year 2015 report for Koenig & Bauer
Increased intake in first six months results in well-filled order books with clear sales and earnings rise expected in second half-year…

3D packaging design and proofreading at Labelexpo
Four Pees announces its presence at Labelexpo, together with Global Vision and Creative Edge Software…

Keno opts for Heidelberg prepress, press and postpress
Keno Graphic Services jumpstarts growth with Heidelberg upgrades in every department as it transitions from half- to full-size shop…

Wed 12 August…  Successful start to financial year 2015/2016 for Heidelberg
First quarter figures show that the strategic reorientation is having an impact, with improvements in both sales and the result…

Traffic Print installs the 200th HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press
Traffic Print Online Solutions, Germany installs the 200th HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, replacing toner-based technology…

Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Drupa expert Article no 3, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

Thu 13 August…   The first triple-wide Goss Uniliner press in the USA
Goss reveals top results from new technology at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-term viability of printed edition…

Chinese master painter Wei Qingji at the UPM Bioforum
UPM opens art exhibition by Chinese contemporary artist Wei Qingji on 14 August at Bioforum, UPM’s showroom at Biofore House…

Esko Kongsberg and Automation Engine for Photobox
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…

Fri 14 August…   Kodak and Guiton: Digital newspapers in Jersey and Guernsey
Kodak Stream inkjet technology creates a more flexible business model for the future of the newspaper industry in the Channel Islands…

Manroland Web Systems and Ultimate in co-development
Manroland Web announces intelligent ‘Imposer’: The first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing…

Grunwald ramps up production with Stahlfolder BH 82
Grunwald now runs 16-page signatures at the folder’s full rated speed of 11,000sph, and 32-page signatures at 10,000sph…

KBA UV sheetfed press tapped by Travel Tags Inc.

Industry-leading global provider, based in North America, invests with KBA sheetfed to focus on the needs of its customers…

Lead articles on Friday 24 July from previous update… 

Previous…   Sappi announces its Q3 2015 results
Sappi results for third quarter ended June 2015 highlight impact of exchange rates in a seasonally weak and difficult quarter…

Kodak reports improved Q2 operating performance

On Tuesday, 04 August, Eastman Kodak Company published its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, ended 30 June…

Langley issues Interim Trading Statement 2015
Langley Holdings plc has today published its Interim Trading Statement for the six months to 30 June 2015…

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 2015 Chapter 01

Previous…    UK Printing – The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

Esko Kongsberg XN22 and Automation Engine create best performing division
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…

Previous…    Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class
SuccessfulArteveldeUniversityCollegeGhent student course returns for second year, reinforcing Esko’s industry commitment…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Noodles in the News
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 August

Previous…    More Reasons to be Cheerful About Print’s Carbon Footprint
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 07 August

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.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…    drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets…

drupa cube: Innovatives Konferenzprogramm zur drupa 2016
Print schlägt die Brücke zwischen Kreativagenturen, Marketiers, Brandownern und vertikalen Märkten…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

Previous…    Brand new perspectives in packaging print
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 2, July 2015, by Des King, a leading freelance journalist in the printing & packaging industries, based in the UK…

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

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

Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druc kmaschinen 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 HiltonPO Box 10 Peterburgskoe Shosse 13/1, 196605 Pushkin 5, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Keyvisual News 1-2015

© 2015 und Design: Prof. Gregor Krisztian, Wiesbaden/Darmstadt

Erneut konnte der Förderverein Die Gestaltende Gesellschaft mit Hilfe und Motivation seiner Mitglieder eine ganze Reihe von Projekten, Aktionen, Ausstellungen und Exkursionen unterstützen. Die Studierenden und das Lehrprogramm des Fachbereichs Kommunikationsdesign der Hochschule RheinMain profitieren durch dieses Engagement maßgeblich, um außerordentliche Initiativen zu realisieren und Studierende für außerordentlichen Einsatz an der Hochschule und bei internationalen Wettbewerben zu belohnen. Wir gratulieren allen, die mit unserer Unterstützung verdiente Erfolge genießen können und danken allen Mitgliedern für ihr Vertrauen.

Wunderbares und echte Highlights
(zusammengestellt von Prof. Gregor Krisztian)

Abschlussausstellung im Glashaus 

Trotz Hitzerekorden eröffnete der Studiengang unter dem Motto »Wir ziehen blank« die Präsentation aller Abschlussarbeiten. Exakt 300 Minuten waren die Arbeiten für die sommerlich gestimmten Gäste und Studierenden im Glashaus zu sehen. Auch diesmal nominierten externe Juroren Kandidaten für die geplante Best-of-Ausstellung 2016. Siehe: www.werkschau-wiesbaden.de

Förderpreise für studentisches Engagement und in der Lehre

Auch in diesem Jahr wurden zwei Studierende des Studiengangs für ihr Engagement in der Lehre und für studentische Belange ausgezeichnet. Der Vorstand des Fördervereins übergab im Rahmen der Abschlussfeier Deborah Beuerle und Svenja Krämer Urkunden sowie Preisgelder.

Frisch gebackene Kommunikationsdesigner werden gefeiert | Bachelors jubeln am Semesterende

Im Februar erhielten rund dreißig Bachelor-Absolventen ihre Urkunden. Die Rotunde in Schloss Biebrich bot einen würdevollen Rahmen und rundete mit deisem Abschiedsprogramm mit gelandenen Gästen und dem Dozententeam das erfolgreiche Studium ab. Bei der Feier überreichte der Förderverein Sachpreise an die Gewinner des »Publikumspreises« zur Ausstellung.

Die kühlen Räume des Biebricher Schlosses boten im Juli angesichts der drückenden Temperaturen den Gästen der Abschlussfeier einen entspannten Rahmen. Nach dem offiziellen Programm, bei dem allen Bachelors feierlich ihre Urkunden überreicht wurden, fand sich Zeit für entspannte Gespräche mit Gästen und Dozenten.

Valencia Studiotour März 2015 

Highlight in diesem Jahr war sicherlich das Kennenlernen von Künstlern und Designern in Valencia. Auch das achtköpfige Reiseteam lernte dabei nicht nur neue Perspektiven kennen, sondern nahm sich auch viel Zeit für Gespräche, die dortige Kulturszene und das einwöchige, ohrenbetäubende Spektakel der »Fallas«.

>>> Per Klick zum stimmungsvollen und eindrücklichen Bericht mit vielen Bildern.

Bretagne-Exkursion liefert Bildmaterial fürden nächsten Hochschul-Kalender 

Den angelandeten Schiffsmüll in der Bucht von Audierne nahm sich ein studentisches Team unter Leitung von Prof. Gregor Krisztian und Dipl.-Des. Kai Staudacher vor. 

Eine Woche lang sammelte, registrierte und fotografierte das Exkursionsteam die Fundsachen und sprach mit Vertretern der Anrainer-Communen sowie bretonischer Umweltschutzorganisationen.

Gleich vor Ort wurden Konzepte für den nächsten Hochschulkalender angedacht, in dem die »objets trouvés« eine tragende Rolle spielen. Das von Prof. Gregor Krisztian seit letztem Jahr entwickelte Projekt wird gemeinsam mit einem Team der Umwelttechnik in Rüsselsheim durchgeführt. Ein Beleg dafür, dass sich lohnende Themen und Kooperationsmöglichkeiten innerhalb der Hochschule finden lassen und so die Perspektiven erweitern.

Alumni-Ausstellung »Ausgezeichnet«

Der Kunstverein Bad Nauheim und der Magistrat der Stadt präsentierten in stimmungsvollem Ambiente Zeichnungen, Malereien, Papierobjekte, Bücher sowie weltweit ausgezeichnete Animationsfilme von Ehemaligen des Studiengangs.

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Freitag-Schubert initiierte die Ausstellung und entwickelte das Konzept der Werkschau von Mareike Stahl, Thomas Ganter, Marie-Niamh Dowling und Sören Kunz. Sie führte in die Ausstellung ein und freute sich über den Besucherandrang und das deutliche Interesse an diesem künstlerischen Medienmix, der mit Unterstützung von Prof. Rolf Schubert durch beeindruckende Animationen bereichert wurde. Thomas Ganter, kürzlich erst für sein malerisches Motiv »Mann mit einer karierten Decke« mit dem BP Portrait Award ausgezeichnet, irritierte durch realistische Detailarbeiten.

Rendez-Nous der Engel

Ohne sie geht’s nicht. In jedem Semester tragen Lehrbeauftragte und Gastdozenten durch Einsatz und Kompetenz dazu bei, dass unsere Lehre bereichert wird und unsere Studierenden von externem Knowhow profitieren. Wir wissen auch, dass die Arbeit unserer fleißigen Helfer oft über das hinausgeht, was wir erwarten oder angemessen entlohnen können. Zudem ist jeder zu anderen Zeiten an unserer Hochschule aktiv, und die wenigsten unserer »Engel« laufen sich dabei über den Weg. Der Studiengang bedankte sich deshalb zum dritten Mal mit einem abendlichen »Rendez-nous der Engel« im Jagdschloss Fasanerie.

Einheitliches Konzept zur Werkschau

Um die Organisation unserer Abschlussausstellungen bei wechselnden Betreuungsteam zu erleichtern, hat der Studiengang in neue Präsentationsmodule in einheitlichem Look investiert. Schiefergraue Ausstellungssockel und Tischhussen können nun bei allen Präsentationsvorhaben eingesetzt werden und schaffen eine klare, zurückhaltende Raumarchitektur, die den Exponaten respektvollen Vorrang lässt.

Weitere Informationen und Interaktionen per Facebook-Seite von Die Gestaltende Gesellschaft.

Value Talk Peter Sommer Inkjetdruck.001

© 2015 by Value Communication AG, Mainz/Germany

Vom Saulus zum Paulus: Auf der drupa 2012 betrachtete Peter Sommer, Geschäftsführer der Elanders Germany GmbH und Mitglied des Vorstands der Elanders Group, den Inkjet-Druck noch skeptisch. Für ihn war damals absolut nicht vorhersehbar, welch gewaltigen Qualitätssprung Inkjet-Technik in den letzten Jahren machen konnte. Das hat sich in jüngster Zeit geändert. Grund genug für einen ValueTalk von Andreas Weber mit Peter Sommer.

Wie sehen Sie die Perspektiven für die Herstellung von Drucksachen?

Peter Sommer: Vieles, was per Vierfarb-Druck bis zu einer Auflagenhöhe von bis zu 3.000 Exemplaren gedruckt wird, ist zukünftig dem Inkjet vorbehalten. Das passt gut zum Trend, denn die Höhe der Auflagen sinkt, viele Aufträge werden für die Offsetdruck-Produktion uninteressant. Nach unserer erfolgreichen Erstinstallation einer HP T 230 Inkjet-Druck-Anlage in Waiblingen werden wir an unseren wichtigsten Standorten in Schweden, in England und in den USA weitere Inkjet-Anlagen installieren.

Ihre Firma lebt das Credo „Masse mit Klasse“. Können Sie das mit Inkjet-Druck durchhalten?

Peter Sommer: Klasse im Print entsteht nicht nur durch schöne Druckbilder. Kunden wollen flexibel, schnell, zuverlässig und kostenoptimiert ihre Inhalte gedruckt, verarbeitet und distribuiert haben. Wirtschaftliche Kriterien kreuzen sich dabei mit maximaler Produktivität. Der hochvolumige Inkjet-Druck schließt die Produktivitäts-Kluft zwischen Offsetdruck und High-end-Digitaldruck per HP Indigo Technologie, wie wir es bislang praktizieren. Unsere Kunden sind durchaus bereit, ihre Konzepte und Inhalte auf die Möglichkeiten des Inkjet-Drucks abzustimmen.

Es gibt demnach Verschiebungen zugunsten des Inkjet-Drucks?

Peter Sommer: Sicherlich. Wir haben unseren Offsetdruck-Maschinenpark gestrafft. Den Bogendruck-Bereich mit HP Indigo haben wir erweitert, die HP Indigo Rollendruckmaschinen reduziert. Es ist aber ein Irrglaube, dass es nur auf die Druckmaschinentechnik ankommt. Wir haben in grossem Umfang in das Workflow-Handling inklusive der Durchgängigkeit des gesamten Fertigungsgrosses investiert. Die hohen Druckvolumen, die wir per Inkjet-Druck in maximalem Tempo erzeugen können, müssen durch integrierte und automatisierte Weiterverarbeitungs-Möglichkeiten gestützt werden. Es kommen Hunkeler Anlagen für Flugfalz sowie Roboter zum Einsatz, um den Hochleistung-Klebebinder von Kolbus zu bedienen.

Das heisst, Sie haben die Produktionsarchitektur, die Sie in Waiblingen einsetzen, mit ihrem Team selbst entworfen resp. konfiguriert?

Peter Sommer: Das war unabdingbar. Druckmuster zu begutachten und Investitionen betriebswirtschaftlich zu analysieren, ist das eine. Das andere ist, neue Herausforderungen zu identifizieren und in den Griff zu bekommen. Das nimmt ihnen kein Lieferant ab. Beispiel: Wenn man in solch hoher Geschwindigkeit mit Tinte druckt, muss das Paper, um sofort verarbeitet werden zu können, besonders behandelt werden, damit es nicht wellig wird. Letztlich ist die Bedienung einer solchen Inkjet-Druck-Anlage nicht die Schwierigkeit, sondern das Handling der gesamten, hochkomplexen Produktion. Wir konnten dies durch Tests und das rasche Sammeln von neuen Erfahrungen souverän in den Griff bekommen. Darin liegt heute und morgen unser Vorsprung!

Welche Anwendungsgebiete haben Sie als ideal identifiziert? Fotobücher werden Sie im Inkjet vorerst nicht herstellen können?

Peter Sommer: Fotobücher produzieren wir auf höchstem Niveau mit den HP Indigo-Bogenmaschinen. Wir haben unsere HP Inkjet-Druck-Anlage wie angedeutet auf bedarfsgerechte Druckprodukte mit Klebebindungen ausgelegt, entweder für die Vorklebebindung von Hardcover oder in der Mehrzahl für Softcover. Denn ein für uns wichtiger Stammkunden-Bereich ist die On-Demand-Herstellung von Gebrauchsanleitungen für die Automobilindustrie. Hier sind wir führend, auch durch neue Abrechnungsmodelle, die wir bieten. Da ist der Inkjet-Druck in Verbindung mit Klebebindung hervorragend und unverzichtbar. Dies als Basis genommen, erschließen sich Anwendungen für Neukunden aus dem Katalogbereich. Hier gibt es einen deutlich höheren Bedarf, als man gemeinhin vermutet: Kataloge in verschiedenen Sprachen, mit hohen Seitenumfängen (bis zu 2000 Seiten!) und in niedriger werden Auflagenhöhen, zumeist um die 2000 Exemplare pro Ausgabe. Gleiches gilt für Bücher und den Verlagsbereich. Wir punkten hier, weil wir die Flexibilität und das „Time-to-Market“ erhöhen und die Kosten gegenüber der Offsetdruck Produktion drastisch senken, und zwar bisweilen um bis zu 50 Prozent!

Impressionen von der Installationen und Erst-Inbetriebenahme im Oktober 2014 der HP T230 bei Elanders Germany in Waiblingen:

Produktvideo zur HP Inkjet-Druck-Anlage der T200-Baureihe:

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 3 August 2015

By Mike Hilton

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 31 July, which this week takes a look at the growing number of Standards and Environmental Labels for Printers and Publishers. You will also find two additions in Online Features from the BPIF offering a PDF download of its latest flyer; and also announcing publication of the latest issue of Printing Outlook for Q3 2015. It ought to be in our News columns but unfortunately those are limited to one illustration and I wanted to be able to include two of the Charts from the publication, which can be ordered online by both members and non-members who want to follow and perhaps use its findings and forecasts.

Important news leaders this week came from Heidelberg’s Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2014/2015 on Monday; followed by UPM-Kymmene on Tuesday with its Interim Results for Q2 2015; and also Global Graphics with its half-year Report. Wednesday saw Ricoh South Africa moving to new premises in Kwa-Zulu Natal designed to enable a technological showcase of its entire range of services in the Province; while Printing Industries of America releases more information about the ten key innovations and technologies selected to receive the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards, with Heidelberg, Esko and X-Rite also making separate announcements relating to their Awards on Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday InPrint announced that its new visitor brochure for the upcoming show, set to take place from 10 – 12 November in Munich, is now available.

On Friday, Goss International announced another change of ownership, as American Industrial Partners prepares to acquire Goss and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric Corporation. The agreement is said to form part of a broader strategy to further strengthen Goss’ position as a leading global web offset printing press supplier, as SEC refocuses on its core business. This week also saw Sawgrass Industrial join forces with Kiian Digital and J-Teck3 on Monday.

KBA, Heidelberg, Esko Kongsberg, Manroland Web Systems and GMG all announced recent sales and installation successes on Thursday and Friday ranging from North America to Spain, to the UK and Thailand.

Our Tailender in a week which saw only 23 news items selected goes to Two Sides on Wednesday, which reported an 88% success in its latest Anti-greenwash initiative, demonstrating the effectiveness of challenging misleading ‘paper-free is better for the environment’ claims.

That’s it until next time, my best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Headline News
Over 26,000 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 

From Monday 27 July

Mon 27 July…    AGM of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Mannheim
Heidelberg’s Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2014/2015 approves all items on the agenda with clear majority…

JK Group acquires Sawgrass Industrial inks division
Sawgrass Industrial joins forces with Kiian Digital and J-Teck3 to create the largest industrial digital sublimation group in the world…

Esko Automation Engine Connect gains PIA InterTech Award
Esko Automation Engine Connect receives esteemed Printing Industries of America 2015 InterTech Technology Award…

2015 InterTech Technology Award for Prinect Media Manager
Prinect Media Manager, Heidelberg’s multi-channel media publishing solution, earns coveted 2015 InterTech Technology Award…

Tue 28 July…   UPM-Kymmene Corporation’s Interim Report for Q2 2015
UPM reports good progress continued in Q2, with higher profits year-on-year. You can download the Interim Report here…

Global Graphics publishes its 2015 half year report

Global Graphics’ half year report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements can be downloaded here…

Duplo UK’S record profit to fund future growth schemes
The UK subsidiary of Duplo International recorded a 16 per cent turnover jump for the financial year to the end of May…

X-Rite eXact with Scan Option for InterTech 2015 Award
Judges cite eXact’s colour measurement innovations, flexibility and ease-of-use in improving colour accuracy…

Wed 29 Jul…  Ricoh SA KwaZulu-Natal moves to Umhlanga Ridge
Ricoh SA KwaZulu-Natal branch’s new premises provides technological showcase of its entire range of services…

Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership
To mark its 25th anniversary Xaar is organising a programme of events during the summer and autumn strong on charity challenges…

Two Sides reports 88% success in latest campaign
Anti-greenwash initiative demonstrates effectiveness of challenging misleading ‘paper-free is better for the environment’ claims…

Key innovations showcased in 2015 InterTech Awards

PIA releases more information about the ten technologies selected to receive the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards…

Thu 30 Jul…   InPrint 2015 visitor brochure illustrates show’s variety
The whole scope of innovative printing solutions in manufacture, takes place from 10 – 12 November 2015 in Munich…

BPIF Consultancy offers expanded range of services
BPIF Consultancy refreshes three essential services core to a print business’s health and safety needs…

UK Printing – The Facts and Figures – available now
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

KBA Rapida 145 for NEPA Carton and Carrier Company
Six-colour press tapped by industry-leading provider to beverage carton market for superior technology, speed, and colour control…

Heidelberg’s Performance Plus a winner at Think Patented
Firm completes Heidelberg’s 12-month Performance Plus programme with 20% average performance increase and 50% less waste…

Fri 31 Jul…   Goss International announces new ownership
American Industrial Partners to acquire Goss from Shanghai Electric to support future product innovation and business growth…

BPIF announces Printing Outlook for Q3 2015
In second quarter, growth maintained at expense of prices and margins – cautious optimism permeating tough climate…

Fretwell in UK first with API colour measurement software
The Keighley, West Yorkshire company believes Heidelberg’s Inpress Control 2 on new XL 75-5+LX will cut makereadies by a third…

Verdú Digital installs Spain’s first Esko Kongsberg C64
Large-format production streamlined with multi-functional large-format finishing system with integrated software solutions…

Further major PECOM-upgrade for the Thairath Daily

The recently ordered upgrade consists of different packages for the Pecom control system for Vacharaphol in Bangkok…

GMG ColorServer for two HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial presses

Swanline chooses GMG ColorServer for consistent colour output and ink optimisation for its latest HP Scitex investments…

Lead articles on Friday 24 July in previous update… 

Previous…   Upbeat start to Kemtek’s FESPA Africa in Johannesburg
Featuring some of the most advanced printing, cutting and finishing technologies from Durst, Aristo, Foliant and Duplo…

UPM receives top scores in WWF UK Timber Scorecard

In the recently released WWF UK Timber Scorecard, UPM was one of a small number of companies which received the highest score…

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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 2015 Chapter 01

UK Printing – The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

BPIF announces Printing Outlook for Q3 2015
In second quarter, growth maintained at expense of prices and margins – cautious optimism permeating tough climate…

Previous…    KBA-Sheetfed Solutions on the path to the ‘Internet of Things’
Digital Business Transformation’ for KBA and its Business Units successfully modifies business processes…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Environmental Labels for Printers and Publishers

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 31 July

Previous…    Prince Charles and Abating Climate Change
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 July

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.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…    drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets…

drupa cube: Innovatives Konferenzprogramm zur drupa 2016
Print schlägt die Brücke zwischen Kreativagenturen, Marketiers, Brandownern und vertikalen Märkten…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Most recent…    Brand new perspectives in packaging print
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 2, July 2015, by Des King, a leading freelance journalist in the printing & packaging industries, based in the UK…

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

FESPA News 2015

Previous…    Fastest selling Mexican event is now sold out
2015 FESPA Mexico event on track to be largest show to date, with over 10,000 visitors expected to pass through its sold-out halls…

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© 2015 By Valy Wahl & Andreas Weber, Mainz/Germany.

Prof. Valy Wahl im Dialog mit Valy, der Malerin

Ich will Neues gestalten, formen, verändern. Nur wenn ich forme, verändere ich. Ich provoziere, dass sich Materialien unvollständig ergießen, in der Flächenausdehnung gestört werden und erstarren. Das heißt, ich gehe von neu entstandenen Strukturen aus, die mir Halt geben, aber auch meine inneren Welten anregen, um darin spazieren gehen zu können. Visuell erfahrbare Bewegungen in den Strukturen entfachen körperliche Vibrationen, die sich in figuralen Gegenständlichkeiten niederschlagen. Deshalb braucht die Malerei meine ganze Körperlichkeit. Der Körper im Bild braucht meinen gesamten Körperschwung, geleitet durch den spirituell ausgerichteten Geist meiner Gefühle und die Sehkraft meiner Augen. Frei von äußeren Zwängen, allein mit dem Raum, der Fläche, den Strukturen und meinen Händen werden meine Bilder in Schwarz auf weißem Grund geschrieben. Schwarz-Weiß setzt scharfe Grenzen, steht im Gegensatz zu dem fließenden Rhythmus des Machens. Diese Härte der Kontraste bringt manchmal die Spannung zum Zerbersten. Diese Zerstörung hält man nicht aus, aber formal können die Ergebnisse richtiggehend „schön” sein.

Die permanente Konfrontation von Lieben und Leben, mit dem Sterben und dem Tod vor Augen, ist eine kaum erträgliche Wirklichkeit. Diese Wirklichkeit quält im Unterbewusstsein und zwingt diese Gestalten ans Licht, zum Beispiel: „Figuren in Angst und Hass”, „Verlorene Seelen”, „Körper trifft Seele”.

Der Augenblick des Lichts transportiert die Idee. Die starke Konzentration auf den Moment festigt (mit hoher Geschwindigkeit über die malende Hand) die Struktur, um zur Form des Figurativen und ihrem bildnerischen Raum zu gelangen. Farbigkeit spielt kaum eine Rolle. Oft lenken Farben nur vom eigentlichen Geschehen ab. Ich setze sie bewusst und beinahe spärlich ein.

Ich liebe Farben, sogar in kräftigen Tönen und Kontrasten, aber für meine Malereien nutze ich fast ausschließlich Schwarz-Weiß.

Der Anfang meiner kreativen Arbeit ist spontan und intuitiv. Der Zufall bestimmt meine Formgebung. Die sich daraus entwickelnden Formen fordern mich, immer wieder wähle ich neue Wege, um letztlich Herrin der magischen Kräfte zu bleiben.

Die Bildsituation, respektive der Bildbezug, entwickelt sich beim ersten Arbeitsgang, dem Experimentieren mit dem im Moment gewollten Material. Der aktuelle Bezug erfährt beim Machen seine Realität. Der Titel des Bildes entsteht dann im Nachhinein. Manche Bilder oder Objekte brauchen keinen Titel. Denn sie sind fähig sich selbst mitzuteilen.

Steht aber die Idee eines Titels, so ist eine konträre Bildgestaltung durch die konzeptionelle Vorarbeit nötig. Worte des Titels werden bildnerisch übersetzt. Die Herangehensweise, die Materialien und ihre Verarbeitung ändern sich zwangsläufig, mitunter total. Die Atmosphäre der Aussage trifft eher die Wirksamkeit eines Plakats. So kommt meine Erfahrung als Gebrauchsgrafikerin oder Grafik-Designerin zum Tragen.

In meiner jetzigen kreativ-künstlerischen Arbeit bin ich von großer Ungeduld getrieben. Deshalb sind meine Arbeitsvorgänge von maximaler Geschwindigkeit geprägt. Bewegung schafft Hoffnung. Und umgekehrt. Hoffnung ist Bewegung.  

Für mich war und ist die entscheidende Frage, im Rückblick auf meine jahrzehntelange Gestaltungsarbeit und Lehrtätigkeit, im Streben nach der Kunst/Existenz und Kunst/Qualität: „Was ist für mich geblieben, über welche Kräfte verfüge ich noch, vor allem: Wie viel Kraft ist mir vergönnt, um weiterhin schöpferisch zu sein?” — 45 Jahre Power! Alles gegeben, vor allem um zu helfen, dass an der Hochschule junge Menschen selbständige Persönlichkeiten werden und dass sie selbst zu ihrer eigenen Persönlichkeit finden.

Die verbleibende Schaffenszeit trägt die Ungeduld, die sich in den Bildmotiven, der Farbigkeit und dem Neuerschaffen von Strukturen und Formen mitteilt.

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Graphic Repro On-line News | 27 July 2015
by Mike Hilton

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 24 July, which this week takes a peek at addressing climate change… I think, or has she perhaps developed a Gerald Scarfe type of obsession for HRH Prince Charles’ ears perhaps?  As the European holiday season and exodus really gets underway there are no Online Features or FESPA or Drupa News items this week… except from Kemtek in South Africa which drew attention to FESPA Africa on both Wednesday and Friday. The event took place in Johannesburg from Wednesday until Friday at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. There was also one show-related announcement from Nipson together with its distributor Inkjet Technology Solutions.

The week’s news has been rather thin on the ground, but we did receive EFI’s second quarter results to lead the news on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday we have Heidelberg with its preliminary figures for its first quarter of the current financial year. This was accompanied by Printing Industries of America, as it announces the ten winners of the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards to be presented during Graph Expo in Chicago in September.

The week saw the latest software releases from Esko and Agfa Graphics on Monday, while on Tuesday a new HP-tested UV varnish range was introduced by Flint. On Wednesday, Epson announced the launch of two new dye-sublimation printers for printing on a range of substrates to complete its range of dye-sub printers. The new SC-F7200 and SC-F6200 printers are capable of producing high-quality printed textiles, such as clothing, sportswear and home textiles, and also offer the flexibility needed to sublimate onto a range of hard substrates. On Friday Flint introduced a new metal-backed letterpress plate to its range.

Several really nice installations and sales successes this week came from Ricoh at X-Ide in Norway which has added four new C9110 digital presses; Gallus at RAKO Group which has installed two new Gallus ECS 340 presses; Xerox with Bytes at TCM in Pretoria with a new Versant 2100; Screen at ESAG in Portugal with a new large-format Truepress W3200UV HS flatbed press; Epson at Kili Arts also with large-format, a SureColor SC-F6000 dye-sub printer; Heidelberg UK at Thomson Print & Packaging with new Suprasetter CTP; while Heidelberg in Germany announced the new Speedmaster XL 106 eight-colour perfector with energy-saving LE UV coating at Görres-Druckerei. A major Printservices project has been completed by Manroland Web at Fairfax Media Printing and Logistics to make newspaper production future proof in New Zealand; and Delta Print & Packaging in Belfast is set to enhance its production capabilities as it takes delivery of Speedmaster XL 145-6+L from Heidelbe rg UK. Last but not least, trade finisher A&M Ellis in the UK has added Horizon perfect binding from Intelligent Finishing Systems.

A tailender on an environmental note this week goes to UPM (Friday). In the recently released WWF UK Timber Scorecard, UPM was one of a small number of companies which received the highest score.

That’s it until next time, my best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Headline News
Over 26,000 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 

From Monday 20 July

Mon 20 July…    Esko releases Software Suite 14.1
Bringing ease of use with SaaS options, more flexibility, subscriptions, improved support and lower total cost of ownership…

Agfa Graphics launches v3.0 of StoreFront
Agfa Graphics’ StoreFront cloud-based Web-to-print workflow system enables simpler online store creation and management…

X-Idé AS invests in four Ricoh Pro C9110 presses

European-wide investment in Ricoh’s flagship digital press, the Ricoh Pro C9110 continues unabated…

Witzhave-based RAKO Group opts for Gallus again
RAKO Group invests in two further Gallus ECS 340 presses for its headquarters in Witzhave, Germany…

TCM Copy & Print boosts capacity with Xerox Versant 2100
Pretoria-based digital print shop TCM Copy & Print has increased its production levels and turnaround time with new Versant…

Tue 21 July…   EFI reports record Second Quarter 2015
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced its results for the Second Quarter 2015 with record revenue up 5% on last year…

Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS drives 30% growth at ESAG
In just six months with the new press, the company is winning new clients, regaining former clients and has started exporting…

Kili Arts brings high-definition photos to life on metal

Large-format printing and framing specialist invests in Epson SureColor SC-F6000 dye-sub printer for high quality photo prints…

Thomson Print & Packaging adds Suprasetter CTP

Edinburgh quality specialist invests in Heidelberg prepress kit…

HP-tested UV varnish range launched by Flint Group

Flint Group Narrow Web launches the DigiCoat HP UV varnish range for HP Indigo digitally printed media…

Wed 22 Jul…   Heidelberg’s preliminary figures for Q1 2015/2016
Strategic reorientation is taking effect – successful start to new financial year in first quarter 2015/2016 for Heidelberg…

The 2015 InterTech Technology Awards recipients named

Printing Industries of America announces the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards, to be presented in Chicago in September…

An Invitation to visit Kemtek at FESPA Africa 2015
Free-entry to FESPA Africa 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa taking place from 22 – 24 July…

Nipson technology under discussion at FESPA Africa

Latest Nipson technology developments, including details on the world’s fastest powder-based security toner-based system…

New printing packages complete Epson’s dye-sub line-up
Epson unveils two new dye-sublimation printers for superior-quality printing on a range of substrates…

Thu 23 Jul…   CIP4 France 2015: The Workflow Automation events
Three events: In Grenoble, 8 – 9 October 2015; in Paris, 12 – 16 October, and Conference JDF also in Paris on 14 October…

Görres-Druckerei adds Speedmaster XL 106 with LE UV
The Speedmaster XL 106 eight-colour perfector with energy-saving LE UV coating significantly speeds up the production process…

‘Fantastic Job’ at Fairfax Media in New Zealand
Major Printservices project completed at Fairfax Media Printing and Logistics to make newspaper production future proof…

New EFI Fiery API for Print Service Providers

EFI Fiery Application Programming Interface paves the way to new, custom applications for digital print production…

Fujifilm adds Phoenix to its print solutions portfolio
Fujifilm joins forces with software developer Tilia Labs to strengthen its XMF workflow for the packaging market…

Fri 24 Jul…   Upbeat start to Kemtek’s FESPA Africa in Johannesburg
Featuring some of the most advanced printing, cutting and finishing technologies from Durst, Aristo, Foliant and Duplo…

UPM receives top scores in WWF UK Timber Scorecard

In the recently released WWF UK Timber Scorecard, UPM was one of a small number of companies which received the highest score…

Delta enhances production with large-format Speedmaster
Delta Print & Packaging in Belfast is set to enhance its production capabilities, as it takes delivery of Speedmaster XL 145-6+L…

A&M Ellis expands services with Horizon BQ470
Customer demand prompts Wolverhampton trade finisher to add Horizon perfect binding from Intelligent Finishing Systems…

Flint Group introduces new letterpress plate

Water washable, steel based Nyloprint WS WD with improved reproduction characteristics for higher print quality…

Lead articles on Friday 17 July from our previous update… 

Previous…   Gallus at Labelexpo Brussels 2015
Gallus set to impress in Brussels in September with the DCS 340 digital printing press, from the roll to the finished die-cut label…

Sappi Speciality Papers gears up for FachPack and Labelexpo
Sappi Speciality Papers has announced that it will be exhibiting at two important European packaging & label shows in the autumn…

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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.

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

Previous…    KBA-Sheetfed Solutions on the path to the ‘Internet of Things’
Digital Business Transformation’ for KBA and its Business Units successfully modifies business processes…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02

Previous…    Bobst Competence 15 presented new solutions and inspiring perspectives
‘Competence 15 – Inspiring Business Solutions’ drew close to 300 packaging makers from around the globe to the Bobst Competence Centre in Mex, Switzerland in June…

Heidelberg releases new Prinect Image Control with CIP4-PPF
Print shops use less material and benefit from lower costs thanks to new software from Heidelberg…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Prince Charles and Abating Climate Change
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 July

Previous…    Going Round in Circles
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 July

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.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…    drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets…

drupa cube: Innovatives Konferenzprogramm zur drupa 2016
Print schlägt die Brücke zwischen Kreativagenturen, Marketiers, Brandownern und vertikalen Märkten…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Brand new perspectives in packaging print
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 2, July 2015, by Des King, a leading freelance journalist in the printing & packaging industries, based in the UK…

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

FESPA News 2015

Previous…    Fastest selling Mexican event is now sold out
2015 FESPA Mexico event on track to be largest show to date, with over 10,000 visitors expected to pass through its sold-out halls…

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