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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Monday 19 May

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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Monday 19 May

Welcome to another roundup of news for the past few days, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blogs from both Monday and Friday of last week, and a couple of new articles in Online Features from Saxoprint with Heidelberg, or more specifically Heidelberg Stahlfolder; and then Xeikon at Forlabels in Greece. You will also find 13 new articles in our FESPA Newsroom ahead of FESPA Digital which opens its doors tomorrow in Munich, until Thursday of this week. There will be lots of news out of the show for you in the days ahead I am sure.Last week saw Interpack in Düsseldorf, where the re-launch of drupa took place at a press conference held on Monday in the Congress Centre South at the fairgrounds, with presentations from both Messe Düsseldorf and the VDMA. You’ll find all the relevant articles in both English and German in our Drupa Newsroom, as well as in English only in our headline news today. You will find everything you could wish to know about the structural realignment and plans for the industry’s biggest event which is set take place just over two year’s from now, from 31 May until 10 June 2016. It is also the main reason for this update this morning, before I head off to FESPA in Munich later this afternoon. Interpack was enormous and appeared to be incred ibly well-attended. I devoted my brief time there to HP Scitex, HP Indigo, Scodix and Domino, and I must confess I came away very impressed with the latest new developments and enhancements from all of them. Domino’s pre-Interpack announcement appeared in the news last weekend and can be found below, whereas news of HP’s Interpack launches appeared on Thursday 8 May, and were in last week’s update.Other major news during the past week includes KBA’s first quarter results last weekend and then Sappi’s second quarter and half-year results which were announced last Monday. Both contain positive developments..

As there aren’t that many news items for you to go through, I shall leave you to browse through them for a change, without prompts from me. I’ll be back later next week.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Sunday 11 – Monday 19 May
Sun 11 May…    Koenig & Bauer issues first-quarter 2014 report
Double-digit increases in sheetfed offset sales and order intake, with significant improvements to operating and pre-tax results…Sappi Fine Paper Europe announces Algro Vitess
Newly developed paper features high brightness and dimensional stability, ensuring excellent printing and processing results…

Domino N610i at Interpack continues to set new standards
Domino showcases N610i digital colour ink jet label press enhancements that boost productivity and performance…

Canon partners with Tresu Group and Bielomatik
Canon announces inline carton board coating and cutting solution for Océ InfiniStream from Tresu and Bielomatik…

Sun Chemical at Interpack 2014
Helps brand owners seize new opportunities with packaging from the conceptual stage right through to the end consumer…

Mon 12 May…   Sappi second quarter and half year 2014 results
Sappi announces its results for the second quarter and half-year ended March 2014, reflecting significantly improved performance…

Fri 16 May…    
Constantia Sim’Edit’s third XL 106 has 10,000th printing unit
The Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg setting new standards for productivity and flexibility at Constantia Sim’Edit in France…

HP to present new printers at FESPA Digital 2014
HP large-format and new HP Latex digital printing solutions open new applications, markets and revenue streams…

EFI announces Fiery FS150 Pro digital front end

EFI launches its most advanced DFE to date with faster processing, unsurpassed image quality and seamless MIS integration…

Inca and Fujifilm launch Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed
New wide-format flatbed Onset model combines quality with speed to deliver 80 beds/hour. Global debut at FESPA Digital…

Agfa Graphics Anapurna M3200i RTR at FESPA
Agfa Graphics’ enhanced Anapurna M3200i RTR with dual roll and mesh options will be shown at FESPA Digital…

New Mimaki Eco-solvent wide-format inkjet at FESPA
New Mimaki printers bring stunning quality and flexibility to wide-format eco-solvent and sublimation inkjet printing…

Muller Martini web Open House success in Maulburg

Interesting specialist talks combined with live demos of the VSOP 850 and the Concepta at new PrintTechnologyCenter…

Bishops sees Inpress Control as its ‘check mate’ move
Bishops Printers has invested close to £2m with Heidelberg this year and is about to install an XL 75-10-P with Inpress Control…

Mon 19 May…   drupa launches new marketing campaign for 2016
Kick-off at interpack last week. Consortium from Düsseldorf wins pitch; Integrated multichannel campaign impressed the panel…

Re-launch and structural realignment of drupa 2016
Focus on future technologies. Definition of topical highlight issues. New key signifier for drupa. Relaunch of drupa at interpack…

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf
Messe Düsseldorf’s president and CEO addressed the drupa 2016 relaunch press conference on Monday 12 May, during interpack…

The heart of printing and paper technology beats in Europe

Despite shifts in the global market, Europe remains the most important market for innovative printing and paper technology…

Gemini adds Speedmaster SX 74 five-colour with coater

Gemini West doubles its Bristol plant’s output with Speedmaster SX 74 buy to conclude 12 month investment programme…

Agfa Graphics’ Asanti production hub to take centre stage
Agfa Graphics to demonstrate Asanti workflow, the beating heart of wide-format production, at FESPA Digital 2014…

The Friday lead articles from previous update… 

Kodak reports net loss in first quarter 2014
Kodak narrows its loss on a comparable basis in first quarter as transformation continues in technology businesses..

Kodak issues a call to action to the industry
With sustainability white paper, authored by Laurel Brunner managing director of Digital Dots, available to download as PDF…


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

Downloads available Chapter 01

Kodak issues a call to action to the industry
With sustainability white paper authored by Laurel Brunner, managing director of Digital Dots Limited…

Most recent…    Turbo Charge your Variable Print Productivity
The free guide, edited by Martin Bailey, CTO for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert on the ISO committees, shows how to ‘Do PDF/VT Right’ to maximise productivity and minimise turnaround in the variable data world…

May/June Chapter 05

Saxoprint, Stahlfolder and Stitchmaster in perfect harmony
Online print shop Saxoprint in Dresden relies on highly efficient postpress machines from Heidelberg…

Forlabels chooses Xeikon 3500 to grow production
Xeikon digital label press will allow Greek label and packaging printer to achieve the highest flexibility and productivity…

Previous…    JCT opts for Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV
JCT Visual Communications stays on growth path with Screen Europe’s newest wide-format Truepress Jet W3200UV and its first flatbed inkjet printer…

Cartonic Packaging’s seven-colour Rapida 106 with two coaters
The new KBA Rapida 106 in operation at Cartonic Packaging Group’s site in Emskirchen, Germany has produced 13.5m sheets in its first quarter…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02

Most recent…    Heidelberg introduces its new-generation CombiStar
New-generation CombiStar from Heidelberg boosts energy efficiency by up to a massive 50 per cent and with reduced CO2..

Verdigris – environmental Initiative
Access via our Home Page Index.

Laurel Brunner’s latest weekly Verdigris Blogs

Environmental Performance Index
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 May

Game of Rules
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 12 May


Previous…    
APP Walking the Walk
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 May

FESPA Newsroom
Can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2014

HP to present new printers at FESPA Digital 2014
HP large-format and new HP Latex digital printing solutions open new applications, markets and revenue streams…

Inca and Fujifilm launch Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed
New wide-format flatbed Onset model combines quality with speed to deliver 80 beds/hour. Global debut at FESPA Digital 2014…

Agfa Graphics’ Asanti production hub to take centre stage
Agfa Graphics to demonstrate Asanti workflow, the beating heart of wide-format production, at FESPA Digital 2014…

FESPA premiere for new Xaar 1002 printhead family
Discover the ‘Power of Xaar’ for graphics, labels, direct-to-shape packaging, ceramics, laminate flooring and advanced manufacturing applications…

Agfa Graphics Anapurna M3200i RTR at FESPA Digital
Agfa Graphics’ enhanced Anapurna M3200i RTR with dual roll and mesh options will be shown at FESPA Digital in Munich…

New Mimaki Eco-solvent wide-format inkjet for Munich

FESPA Digital Eco-solvent innovation with new inks and printheads drives extreme quality, flexibility for JV300-130/160 wide-format printers…

J-Teck3 to launch direct-to polyester inks at FESPA

The Italian manufacturer of digital inks, will showcase the new J-Cube inks for printing polyester at FESPA Digital in Munich next week…

Hollanders to debut modular ColorBooster 250 
Entry-level digital textile and carpet printers to make their début in the European market at FESPA Digital…

Agfa Graphics will present the Anapurna M2050i in Munich
New Anapurna M2050i provides a best-in-segment quality-productivity-price ratio and a brand new, contemporary design…

Drytac Europe to launch new products at FESPA Digital
Drytac to launch a new range of ReTac permanently peelable media…

EMEA premiere of new SAi FlexiPRINT HP Edition software
SAi to also offer FESPA Digital visitors free subscriptions to flagship Flexi software for printing and signmaking…

Matan to debut Barak 8QW superwide printer at FESPA
Matan’s new Barak 8QW superwide printer for European debut with white and rigid printing capabilities at FESPA Digital 2014…

Two weeks to go until the biggest digital print event of 2014
FESPA Digital is the launch platform of choice for leading brands and new exhibitors, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 May…


FESPA News 2014


FESPA Africa from 2 to 4 July in Johannesburg
FESPA Africa invites the sub-Saharan African print community to ‘explore’ technologies and market opportunities…

The largest FESPA Mexico to date
Nearly four months out from the event, taking place 21 – 23 August 2014, 30 per cent of exhibitors are international brands, up 10 per cent on last year…

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index on our Home Page.Drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf (in Englisch und Deutsch)

drupa launches new marketing campaign for 2016:
Kick-off at interpack in May. Consortium from Düsseldorf wins pitch / Integrated multichannel campaign impressed the panel…drupa launcht neue Marketing-Kampagne für 2016:
Der Startschuss fällt auf der interpack im Mai. Düsseldorfer Konsortium setzt sich im Pitch durch / integrierte Multichannelkampagne überzeugt…

Re-launch and structural realignment of drupa 2016:

Focus on future technologies. Definition of topical highlight issues. New key signifier for drupa. Relaunch of drupa at interpack 2014. Invitations have been sent out…

Neupositionierung und strategische Ausrichtung der drupa 2016:
Zukunftstechnologien verstärkt im Fokus. Aktuelle Highlight-Themen definiert / neues Key Visual für die drupa / Relaunch der drupa zur interpack 2014 / Ausstellereinladungen sind verschickt…

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO Messe Düsseldorf

At the drupa 2016 relaunch press conference held on Monday 12 May, 2014 in Düsseldorf,,,

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung Messe Düsseldorf

Anlässlich der drupa 2016 relaunch pressekonferenz am Montag 12. Mai 2014 in Düsseldorf…

The heart of printing and paper technology beats in Europe
Despite shifts in the global market, Europe remains the most important market for innovative printing and paper technology. The PRINT 2030 initiative of the VDMA develops a positive statement for the printing and paper technology manufacturing industry…

Das Herz der Druck- und Papiertechnik schlägt in Europa
Europa bleibt trotz globaler Marktverschiebung wichtigster Absatzmarkt für innovative Druck- und Papiertechnik. VDMA-Initiative PRINT 2030 entwickelt positives Leitbild für den Druck- und Papiermaschinenbau…

Drupa 2016 Specialist Feature Articles


Most recent…    
What’s up, drupa?
Value Talk with Sabine Geldermann, director at Messe Düsseldorf who is responsible for drupa trade fairs, by Andreas Weber, Value Communications AG…

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