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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.

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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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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 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…

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.< /a>

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

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…

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.

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Since 1978 the InterTech™ Technology Awards sponsored by Printing Industries of America have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

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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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 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…

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.

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…

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.

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http://www.graphicrepro.net

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 20 July 2015
By Mike Hilton
graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 17 July, which looks at a totally European issue as the EU attempts to gather input for what a European circular economy might look like. In other words, one which ultimately would ‘transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy’. As Laurel points out, the printing industry is already highly sustainable, so does the circular economy matter? No Online Features this week, but we do have the latest from drupa 2016 and FESPA.

Monday’s headlines saw Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels take much of the news with Domino, GSE, Tresu and MPS; followed on Wednesday by Epson, and on Friday by Gallus and Sappi Europe with their plans for the late September show. On Tuesday, Sappi took the lead as it announced plans to sell its CapeKraft recycled packaging mill to Golden Era, following last week’s decision to sell its Enstra mill near Springs in Gauteng to Corruseal.

In Wednesday’s headlines, Goss International took the lead at Groupe Maury Imprimeur in Manchecourt, Franceas the company installs its tenth Goss Sunday press, a Sunday 3000. This was accompanied by the news that Dr. Gerold Linzbach, Heidelberg’s CEO who is currently away with an undisclosed illness will now only return to work later than initially anticipated. In the interim, CFO Dirk Kaliebe has been appointed to take on his duties and to chair the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting planned for 24 July in Mannheim. Remaining with Heidelberg, but this time in the UK, the company has agreed a sales partnership with Masterwork UK for its enhanced portfolio of  postpress and finishing products enabling Heidelberg to sell not only the Promatrix die-cutter and Diana X and Diana Smart folder gluers but also hybrid machines like the Duopress, inspection systems and more.

There is a whole mixed bag of news that I have not mentioned if you scroll down carefully, including KBA with the fourth Rapida 145 seven-colour large-format press at Walter G Anderson in the USA; and Manroland Web Systems at Baumann Druck in Kulmbach, part of the Mediengruppe Oberfranken, which has invested in InlineCutoff Control dynamic for both its Lithoman 40pp and 64pp press lines, which also includes a first to be installed on a Lithoman short-grain press.

The tailender goes to EFI on Friday, for its Graphitec 2015 Innovation Award for Software Solutions.

That’s it 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 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 13 July

Mon 13 July…    Domino at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels
Domino to exhibit new modular digital inkjet solutions for the labelling industry in Brussels from 29 September to 2 October…

GSE Dispensing at Labelexpo Europe 2015

GSE Dispensing’s integrated ink logistics provides solution for repeatable colour quality on demand in Brussels in September…

TRESU Group at Labelexpo Europe 2015

Broadened ancillary programme for automated flexo ink control plus iCoat TWIN coater for digital folding carton…

MPS Labelexpo Europe 2015 in September

MPS to unveil new hybrid printing solution in Brussels…

FE Burman adds Technotrans Omega chiller

The London printer plays it cool on digital with help from Technotrans for its latest HP Indigo 10000 press…

Tue 14 July…   Sappi sells Cape Kraft recycled packaging mill to Golden Era
The move follows Sappi’s recent announcement of the sale of its Enstra Mill and recycled packaging business to Corruseal…

Ricoh Clickable Paper empowers print

New authoring capabilities for Ricoh Clickable Paper will enable companies to deliver a more responsive client-centric service…

Brand new perspectives in packaging printing
Touch the future. drupa Expert Article no 2 by Des King, a leading freelance journalist in the printing & packaging industries…

Sixth OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics

Paving the way from lab to market: The white paper ‘OE-A Roadmap’ shows printed electronics’ development and looks to the future…

Heidelberg Open House showcases expanded digital portfolio
Open House for Heidelberg’s new and expanded digital portfolio at its North American Print and PackagingTechnologyCenter…

Wed 15 Jul…   Tenth Goss Sunday in production at Group Maury Imprimeur
The tenth Goss Sunday press, a Goss Sunday 3000, has been installed by Groupe Maury Imprimeur in Manchecourt, France…

The recovery of Dr. Gerold Linzbach extended
Supervisory board appoints Dirk Kaliebe as deputy chairman of the management board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG…

Epson to show its broadest range at Labelexpo 2015
>From compact label printers to commercial inkjet presses and proofing systems – Epson shows commitment to multi-faceted industry…

CIP4 announces release of PrintTalk 1.5

CIP4 releases PrintTalk 1.5 specification for print industry Web automation and is tightly integrated with JDF 1.5…

Flint introduces new Flexocure Ancora 50 inks

Flint Group announces Flexocure Ancora 50 low migration UV flexo inks for food labels and short run packaging applications…

Thu 16 Jul…   Heidelberg agrees sales deal with Masterwork in the UK
HeidelbergUK and Masterwork agree partnership to provide customer access to wide portfolio of postpress products…

Venue unveiled for Duplo’s London Calling 2015 event
The venue for the event on 3 – 4 November will be historic Sunbeam Studios, Ladbroke Hall, North Kensington….

First iOS, and now Android App from Trelleborg

Trelleborg enlarges its online offering for printers with Android version of its App for printers and an updated Website…

Axaio Software now Adobe CC 2015 compatible
MadeToPrint, MadeToTag and MadeForLayers now compatible with Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud 2015…

Canon announces launch of PRISMAprepare 6.2
Canon improves the makeready process for both in-house and commercial printers with launch of PRISMAprepare 6.2…

Fri 17 Jul…   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…

EFI wins Graphitec Innovation Award for Software Solutions

Integration of EFI GamSys MIS and Metrix planning software mark significant improvements in workflow automation….

Fourth KBA Rapida 145 seven-colour for Walter G Anderson

Industry leading folding carton manufacturer expands large-format capacity in its Hamel headquarters in Minneapolis…

Manroland InlineCutoff Control upgrade for Baumann Druck
Baumann Druck in Kulmbach, part of the Mediengruppe Oberfranken, invests in InlineCutoff Control dynamic from Manroland Web…

Lead article on Friday 10 July from last week’s update… 

Previous…   Xerox launches the iGen 5 with immediate availability
Thrive with five: Xerox makes digital production colour market even more colourful, profitable with debut of the new iGen 5…

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.

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…

LED-UV & Traditional UV Conference at KBA in Radebeul

Practical knowledge transfer on cutting-edge UV sheetfed offset…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

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

Previous…    Is Interest in Carbon Footprinting Stalled?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 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

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

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…

Previous…    Smarter print to market
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 1, June 2015, by Gareth Ward, Editor and Publisher of Print Business in the UK…

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

FESPA News 2015

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…

Previous…    FESPA brand draws growing Asian audience
Increase in Asian visitors to FESPA Global Expo 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and high level of entries to FESPA Awards…

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.

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Graphic Repro On-line News from 06 July 2015
By Mike Hilton
e-mail graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 10 July, which this week asks If Interest in Carbon Footprinting is Stalled? You’ll also find a new report from KBA Sheetfed Solutions in Online Features, Chapter 06 as it follows ‘The Internet of Things’ in its digital business transformation’ for its Business Units. Most importantly, we have the announcement in our drupa Newsroom (in both English and German), outlining Messe Düsseldorf’s drupa director, Sabine Geldermann’s plans for next year’s drupa cube, with an innovative Conference Programme designed to bridge the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets.

This week’s news headlines began with UPM on Monday listing its latest eco credentials and achievements, followed by a selection of exhibitor announcements for this year’s Labelexpo in Brussels in late September, including Screen Europe, Esko and Chili Publish. Tuesday began with drupa mentioned above, followed by Sappi and Borregaard with their latest joint venture plans in South Africa. Wednesday saw Weiss Druck announce an order for a second 96-page Manroland Web Systems‘ Lithoman press, plus a comprehensive e-Retrofit of its Geoman press in Monschau, Germany; followed by Heidelberg with a se ries of digital successes from its digital printing portfolio based around the latest Linoprint CV/CP systems. On Thursday, Ricoh announced its further expansion into Eastern Europe; while on Friday, Xerox took the lead as it strives to make digital production colour market more colourful and profitable with the debut of its new faster iGen 5 with fifth colour option. Backtracking to Wednesday, EFI announced its latest Fiery Print Server platform which drives CMYK+ colour capabilities and faster processing for the new Xerox iGen 5.

There’s much more if you scroll down carefully, including Bobst’s announcement of its second beta site for its new digital press with Kodak Stream inkjet for corrugated board, at Schumacher Packaging in Ebersdorf, Germany on Wednesday; and Heidelberg UK’s latest Speedmaster successes at Optichrome in Woking, England, and at Gortreagh Printing in Ulster; also KBA making the headlines on Thursday at Meredith-Webb in the United States, as it prepares to install its fourth KBA press in five years, a Rapida 205 VLF press to access new opportunities.

Our tailender and congratulations this week go to Marc Lotter, who has been appointed as the new finance director of Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa in Johannesburg; and as many of you may know, Marc hails from one of South Africa’s well-known print families in Johannesburg.

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

Mike Hilton

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 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 06 July

Mon 06 July…    UPM publishes EMAS 2014 certifications for its mills
UPM pulp and paper mills’ environmental performance reported in EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 2014 statements…

Screen Europe’s latest Truepress Jet L350UV at Labelexpo
New software, hardware and finishing features deliver new levels of quality, productivity and flexibility for the inkjet label press…

Esko at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels in September
Esko to demonstrate strong business impact of its powerful, flexible production workflows for all printing technologies…

CHILI Publish set to sizzle at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Real-World 3D View leads the list of features to transform design and production for packaging and labels…

Meech at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels
Meech’s Hyperion range of static control bars to feature at Labelexpo together with complete range of web cleaning systems…

Tue 07 July…   drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across vertical markets…

Borregaard and Sappi to expand production at LignoTech
Borregaard, Norway and Sappi, South Africa announce 20,000 tonnes capacity expansion at lignin joint venture in South Africa…

UPM introduces its renewed UPM Color range
Salmon, Pink, Yellow and Orange: Part of standard newsprint papers, the grade is suitable for both coldset and heatset Offset…

Reinforcing colour management with PantoneLIVE+ColorCert
The pre-media agency Diadeis integrates X-Rite’s leading colour management solutions to improve services for brand owners…

Cashin beefs up water treatment with Technotrans
Technotrans alpha.r 10 water treatment unit added to cope with higher print output following Speedmaster SX 102-2-P install…

Wed 08 Jul…   Weiss-Druck to add second Manroland 96-page Lithoman
Weiss-Druck invests in second Manroland Lithoman + comprehensive e-Retrofit of its Geoman press in Monschau, Germany…

Heidelberg has growing customer numbers moving to digital
More and more customers move to the Heidelberg digital printing portfolio based around the Linoprint CV/CP systems…

Schumacher Packaging becomes Bobst’ second beta site
Second beta site for Bobst’s digital press with Kodak Stream inkjet for corrugated board is Schumacher in Ebersdorf, Germany…

KBA-Sheetfed on the path to the ‘Internet of Things’
Digital Business Transformation modifies business processes for KBA’s largest business unit: KBA-Sheetfed Solutions…

EFI launches New Fiery FS200 Pro digital front end
New EFI Fiery Print Server platform drives CMYK+ colour capabilities and faster processing for Xerox iGen 5…

Thu 09 Jul…   Ricoh expands to the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Ricoh Europe has announced its acquisition of leading distributor Impromat-CZ spol. and Impromat Slov spol….

Optichrome moves to Heidelberg and Speedmaster XL 75
Optichrome breaks with tradition and switches from Manroland to Heidelberg technology with new B2 five-colour and coater…

Meredith-Webb adds new KBA Rapida 205 VLF press
A fleet of four KBA presses installed in five years affords new opportunities and increases pace of production…

Seven products for Stationers’ Seal of Excellence

The Stationers’ Company launches Warrant Scheme enabling companies to use the Livery’s crest and ‘seal of excellence’…

Xaar announces another senior appointment in the USA

New US director of sales to spearhead Xaar’s drive into North and Latin American markets…

Fri 10 Jul…   Xerox launches the iGen 5 with immediate availability
Thrive with five: Xerox makes digital production colour market even more colourful, profitable with debut of the new iGen 5…

Heidelberg Graphic Systems appoints new finance director

Marc Lotter has been appointed as the new finance director of Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa…

The Nordic Ecolabel for Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks
Fujifilm’s wide-format Uvijet UV inks gain Nordic Ecolabel certification further reinforcing the company’s green credentials…

Sawgrass and JG Electronics at FESPA Africa
Sawgrass and JG Electronics to showcase the Art of Sublimation at FESPA Africa 2015 in Johannesburg, from 22 to 24 July…

Extensive retrofit on Ecoman by PrintHouseService

Mundschenk Druck plans for the long term with complete electronic end-to-end control system retrofit from PHS…

Gortreagh Printing upgrades its four-colour capability
A Speedmaster SX 52-4-P, a B3 four-colour perfector, has been delivered to Gortreagh Printing in Ulster…

Lead article from Friday 03 July in our previous update… 

Previous…   Manroland Web at Digital Book Printing Forum London
Digital finishing solutions developed and engineered by Manroland Web Systems will help to save the printed book…

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.

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

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

Previous…    ValueTalk – Oliver Zünd: ‘Forward thinking is our forte’
It’s a truly impressive success story. Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a family-owned business with operations worldwide, specialises in developing and manufacturing digital cutting systems…

New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic reorientation
The company is underlining this reorientation with the launch of a new brand identity to be adopted globally in the run-up to drupa 2016…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02

Previous…    Bobst Competence 15: 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…

LED-UV & Traditional UV Conference at KBA in Radebeul

Practical knowledge transfer on cutting-edge UV sheetfed offset…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Is Interest in Carbon Footprinting Stalled?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 July

Previous…    Water Water Everywhere
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 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

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…    Smarter print to market
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 1, June 2015, by Gareth Ward, Editor and Publisher of Print Business in the UK…

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

FESPA 2015 and FESPA News

FESPA brand draws growing Asian audience
Increase in Asian visitors to FESPA Global Expo 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and high level of entries to FESPA Awards…

Previous…    FESPA 2015 attracted record numbers from Benelux
Regional interest in FESPA spikes ahead of FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam…

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

Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  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.

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Graphic Repro On-line News from 29 June 2015
By Mike Hilton
graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 26 June which looks at capturing rainwater as a source of environmental impact reduction and to benefit local communities.  There are also two additions to Online Features Chapter 06, as Heidelberg underlines its reorientation with the launch of a new brand identity to be adopted globally in the run-up to drupa 2016, which also led the news on Wednesday. Then we have Andreas Weber’s interview with Oliver Zünd which is also among Friday’s news headlines. 

In Chapter 02 (Technology-related articles) you will find the very latest from Bobst as its ‘Competence 15 – Inspiring Business Solutions’ event drew close to 300 packaging experts from around the globe to the Bobst Competence Centre in Mex, Switzerland in June. This is followed by Heidelberg announcing the latest version of its Prinect Image Control with CIP4-PPF for both packaging and commercial printers – without the use of colour control strips, to enable materials savings which can be significant, so don’t skip it please. Finally we have the comprehensive report-back on KBA‘s LED-UV and traditional UV Conference held in Radebeul last month.

On Monday Two Sides took the lead with comment on its latest survey in the UK which posed the following thought provoking question: Reading from paper or reading from screens. What do consumers prefer? Tuesday saw EFI announce the launch of its latest Digital Front End for digital printing systems, to be available from Q3 this year. As mentioned above, Heidelberg took the lead on Wednesday with its new corporate brand update. On Thursday EFI actually took the two top spots yet again as it announced the acquisitions of both Reggiani Macchine in Italy for textiles injet printing; following by the acquisition of Matan Digital Printers product range and technology to boost its presence in superwide-format display graphics.

To round off the week on Friday, Manroland Web Systems‘ participation in the London Book Printing Forum took the lead as it continues to promote the value of its FormerLine in industrial scale digital book production. There were only 21 news articles selected this week as the European holiday season takes hold and incoming news has cooled off, unlike the weather, but you will find a nice cross section of news if you scroll down carefully.

As the tailender this week I felt I had to draw attention to Sappi‘s announcement on Thursday, with the sale of its Enstra Mill recycled containerboard and kraft papers business to Corruseal Group. For Sappi die-hards this must be quite a wrench, as it is here on a farm in Geduld near Springs in the then Eastern Transvaal in 1937, that the fledgling Sappi began life with the construction of its first mill named ‘Enstra’ (short for Enterprise Straw) for its early beginnings in the production of strawboard and later a range of kraft papers. We wish Corruseal every success with the ongoing business and future of the Entra Mill.

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

Mike Hilton

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 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 22 June

Mon 29 Jun…    Survey of UK consumers undertaken by Two Sides
Two Sides releases results of a new UK survey. Reading from paper or reading from screens. What do consumers prefer?…

Kolbus UK MD Robert Flather is new Picon chairman
Robert Flather has been elected as chairman of Picon and succeeds Bob Usher, managing director of Apex Digital Graphics…

MTEX opening of new central European showroom 7 – 9 July
MTEX to stage grand opening of its new central European showroom for complete digital textile print solutions, in northern France…

SPGPrints to present live demos at Labelexpo 2015
Live demos to highlight business-transforming potential of SPGPrints’ DSI digital UV-curable inkjet workflow at Labelexpo Europe….

Tue 30 Jun…   EFI announces next-generation Fiery DFE
EFI to launch the next-generation of its industry-leading Fiery digital front end platform for digital printing systems in July…

New white paper sponsored by Ricoh Europe for free download
Ricoh Europe encourages printers to expand use of Web to Print: Extend their reach, generate new revenues, and gain new clients…

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…

LED-UV & Traditional UV Conference at KBA in Radebeul

Practical knowledge transfer on cutting-edge LED-UV and Traditional UV sheetfed offset which drew over 1000 print experts to Radebeul…

Wed 01 Jul…   New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s reorientation
Heidelberg has undergone extensive strategic development and reorientation and is underlining this with a new brand identity…

SPGPrints DSI raises the bar with digital UV inkjet
Canada’s ’29 février’ maple syrup brand sees cost-efficiency leap thanks to Multi Action Labels’ DSI digital UV-inkjet workflow…

Abacus welcomes latest opportunities of Linoprint CV technology

Abacus Print switched from Xerox to Konica technology, but its third generation digital press will be a Linoprint CV from Heidelberg…

Rufford targets 20% turnover lift with IFS spend
Increase anticipated following investment in Horizon SPF/FC200A stitch/fold/trim line supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems…

Thu 02 Jul…   EFI enters inkjet textile printing with Reggiani acquisition
EFI establishes industry-leading presence in high-growth textile printing with strategic acquisition of Reggiani Macchine…

EFI also announces acquisition of Matan Digital Printers
Deal solidifies EFI’s leadership in production inkjet for display graphics with addition of Matan product line and technology platform…

Sappi sells Enstra Mill business in Springs to Corruseal
Sappi announces sale of Enstra Mill recycled containerboard and kraft papers business to Corruseal Group…

Competence 15: New solutions and inspiring perspectives
‘Competence 15 – Inspiring Business Solutions’ drew 300 packaging makers from around the globe to Bobst in Mex, Switzerland…

Fri 03 Jul…   
Manroland Web at Digital Book Printing Forum London
Digital finishing solutions developed and engineered by Manroland Web Systems will help to save the printed book…

ValueTalk – Oliver Zünd: ‘Forward thinking is our forte’
It’s a truly impressive success story. Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a family-owned business with operations worldwide…

Xaar appoints Director of Advanced Manufacturing
Xaar targets growth in manufacturing applications with the appointment of Keith Smith to the new US-based role…

Pensord looks forward to turn-of-the-year ten-colour
Pensord Press to take delivery of its first ten-colour press and the first Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 102-10P in the UK…

OTT commissions a new Pantera Perfect Binder
Hybrid design clinches decision to invest in the softcover solution from Muller Martini for the French Alsace-based firm…

Lead article from Friday 26 June in previous update… 

Previous…   ‘Surprise. The Art of Print!’: Your support would be welcome!
Now there is the second step and a new Non-Profit project will start, developed in Mainz, Germany by Andreas Weber…

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.< /a>

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.

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

ValueTalk – Oliver Zünd: ‘Forward thinking is our forte’

It’s a truly impressive success story. Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a family-owned business with operations worldwide, specialises in developing and manufacturing digital cutting systems…

New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic reorientation
The company is underlining this reorientation with the launch of a new brand identity to be adopted globally in the run-up to drupa 2016…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02

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…

LED-UV & Traditional UV Conference at KBA in Radebeul

Practical knowledge transfer on cutting-edge UV sheetfed offset…

May/Jun 2015 Chapter 05

Previous…    KBA Rapida LED press a ‘marketing dream’ for Blackmore
Dorset’s premier print house hits new heights with UK’s first B1 LED press…

Neuenstein-based HEPACK undertakes 12 million Heidelberg investment
HEPACK Druck+Verpackung GmbH reorganises production with new large-format equipment, workflow and services from Heidelberg…

Renowned book producer Kösel invests in KBA RotaJET 76
The KBA RotaJET 76 inkjet press from Koenig & Bauer is about to enter the digital book printing market at Kösel in Altusried, Germany…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Water Water Everywhere
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 July

Previous…    Invisible Print is a Source of Environmental Impact Reduction
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 June

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 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Smarter print to market
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 1, June 2015, by Gareth Ward, Editor and Publisher of Print Business in the UK…

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

FESPA 2015 and FESPA News

Previous…    FESPA 2015 attracted record numbers from Benelux
Regional interest in FESPA spikes ahead of FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam…

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

Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  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-mail graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

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