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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Monday 02 June
Welcome to another roundup of news for the past few days, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blogs from Friday of last week and the week before, and a new article in Online Features from Druckteam Berlin and Heidelberg. You’ll also find 18 new articles in our FESPA Newsroom, bringing to the total for FESPA Digital to 73, and for FESPA News to 11, following what turned out to be a fantastic event in Munich, and a reminder of how proper trade shows really should be after the rather uninspiring and sharp contrast of Ipex in London a couple of months ago. On the very first evening of FESPA, Durst certainly set the tone and the standard with a magnificent event for the international trade press at BMW Welt near Munich. EFI followed the next day with an excellent networking press lunch for which it is becoming renowned at major exhibitions, where such events provide invaluable time-out and are appreciated. A sincere thank you to both Durst and EFI.FESPA this year not only looked and felt like a real trade show should (and used to do), as it had all the right exhibitors, new innovations, lots of new kit, new software and materials or substrates, visitors in both quality and numbers, the right buzz, the essential vibe, the enthusiasm, the networking, the sales and quality leads, and to top all of that, the sun came out to provide glorious weather for the duration of the event.The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the tiresome trek on the U-Bahn to and from Messe Munich to the city, which like Munich’s airport, is an awful long way from the city centre. In fact, you can fly to Düsseldorf in the same time that it takes to get to the Hauptbahnhof on the train from either the Messe or the Airport, so next year’s event in Cologne (also Germany, which is a big plus-factor for those travelling from the rest of Europe and even further afield) should enable FESPA to again break this year’s all-time records, within an even more compact and visitor-friendly infrastructure from 18 – 22 May 2015, when the weather should also be ideal.Next stop, of course, is FESPA Africa 2014 at the Gallagher Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 2 – 4 July, incorporating both the Sign Africa and Visual Communications Africa events.

As there aren’t that many news items for you to go through due to serious MacBook-related problems during my extended trip, I shall leave you to browse through them without prompts from me, apart from drawing attention to the new appointments announced on Wednesday from KBA, Kodak and EFI, and QuadTech’s new partnership with Muller Martini for its web presses. But there’s much more if you take your time when browsing through the headlines.including Screen’s appointment of Rotocon as Southern Africa reseller for the Truepress Jet digital label press. This follows Ipex Machinery’s appointment to handle both Screen wide-format and Screen high-speed digital inkjet web presses in the region. Kemtek retains Screen prepress and computer-to-plate.

The tailender this week goes to HP on Friday, as it expands production inkjet possibilities with a new HP Priming Solution, and the HP T260 660mm-wide Mono Inkjet Web Press for book production; and in today’s headlines you will find a complete Muller Martini SigmaLine with HP T300 Web Press and inline Acoro A5 perfect binder: a world premiere in this form at Rodona in Pamplona, Spain for soft cover book production.

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 Ipex, 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. 

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Tuesday 27 May – Monday 2 June
Tue 27 May…    Screen appoints Rotocon for Truepress Jet label press
Screen partners with Rotocon as Southern Africa reseller for the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press…Enfocus releases Connect 12
Connect 12 family ups the ante to make the creation, sending and receiving of Certified PDFs seamless and consistent…Color-Logic partners with Domino
Technology partnership with Domino Printing Sciences for metallic label printing on the new N610i inkjet label press…

Full-colour inkjet with Kodak Prosper S10 at Kyburz
Druckerei Kyburz AG: Kodak Prosper S10 inkjet for mailshots on Manroland web presses, and on high-speed finishing lines…

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

HP Latex 360 for Graham & Brown in the UK
International wall decoration specialist Graham & Brown buys HP Latex 360 from City and West End Solutions…

Xeikon 3500 in ‘world first’ In-Mold production
Dutch printer and label specialist aL Printing uses the Xeikon 3500 digital press to produce in-mould labels – an industry first…

Wed 28 May…   Koenig & Bauer AG’s 89th AGM in Würzburg
KBA Group presses ahead with Fit@All realignment programme between now and the end of 2015…Management board change at Koenig & Bauer
Dr Mathias Dähn to take over as CFO from Dr Axel Kaufmann at the beginning of June…John McMullen named Kodak Chief Financial Officer
John N McMullen has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Kodak, effective 15 June, 2014…

EFI appoints Gabriel Matsliach to senior role

EFI has appointed veteran software executive to lead its Productivity Software Business Unit…

Kodak, Agfa and Heidelberg attack Patent Trolls

Joint Kodak, Agfa and Heidelberg statement on patent trolls…QuadTech announces partnership with Muller Martini
Inline, automatic control of colour on web presses for film and paper enables significant time, waste and money savings…

Grapho Metronic and Manroland Web strengthen initiative
Grapho Metronic and Manroland Web Systems: a successful partnership for retrofits that can be measured…

Polar very satisfied with PACE Days 2014

A total of 185 visitors used Polar PACE Days to get the latest information about automating options in cutting…

Successful Interpack 2014 for the KBA Group
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…

Thu 29 May…    FESPA bucks all trends, showing market geared for growth
Sun shines on world of wide-format at record-breaking FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich with 30% increase over Hamburg in 2011…EFI LED curing shows energy savings of 82 per cent!
Fogra testing proves 82 per cent energy savings, boosting green benefits of EFI’s Vutek wide-format LED printers…Screen appoints wide-format distributor in Italy
Screen appoints E-Servizi as distributor for wide-format Truepress Jet W3200UV and 2500UV digital printers…

Manroland Web production start at Fairfax Media
Major Printservices project in Australia successfully realised…

FESPA launches global wide-format Print Census
Broadest and largest global research initiative ever (12-month data gathering project) to map wide-format print community…

EFI expands innovation with UltraDrop 7 greyscale technology
Widens range of LED curing printers and launches new Fiery proServer for faster, higher-quality inkjet imaging…

Druckteam Berlin impresses with Speedmaster XL 106
Druckteam Berlin boosts its productivity by up to 30 per cent with a new Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg…

Prestige makes its digital debut with Heidelberg
Prestige Sheldon in Birmingham has made its debut in digital printing with a Linoprint C751 press from HeidelbergUK…

Polar presents a global innovation – the EasyLoad

At its recently held PACE Days in Hofheim, Polar presented the newly-developed innovative EasyLoad 7S loading aid…

Fri 30 May…   New HP T260 Mono Inkjet Web Press and HP Priming Solution
HP expands production inkjet possibilities with new HP Priming Solution, and HP T260 Mono Inkjet Web Press…Epson SurePress digital label press sales hit 100 milestone
Positive customer evaluations worldwide drive steady increases in market share since SurePress L-4033A launched in late 2010…Escher & Theiss signs for EFI Vutek LED printer at FESPA
First European installation of LED curing printer with revolutionary UltraDrop greyscale 7pL technology…

Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates for Graficasette
Kodak Sonora XP plates deliver quality, productivity and sustainability to a company committed to reducing its environmental impact…

Ratcliff & Roper invests in Speedmaster SX74-5+L
Ratcliff & Roper has just completed its biggest investment since the company was founded in 1946 and boosts capacity…

Three Agfa Graphics products rewarded in EDP Awards
European Digital Press Association awards Asanti workflow for Sign & Display; Jeti Titan HS wide-format; and Altamira LM Pack inks…

Epson doubles up in the 2014 EDP Awards
SureColor F-2000 T-shirt printer and Japanese Kozo Paper Thin win EDP Awards announced at FESPA Digital last week…

Esko Kongsberg cuts through competition to win EDP Award
Esko’s Kongsberg C digital finishing platform awarded as Best Large Format Finishing System by Euro Digital Press Association…

Ricoh’s Clickable Paper wins EDP Award for Innovation
Ricoh Clickable Paper has been awarded the accolade of Best Valuable Innovation by the European Digital Press Association…

Screen Truepress digital label press wins EDP Award

The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press awarded ‘Best Label Printing Solution’ in the 2014 Awards…

Mon 2 June…    Is Greenwashing returning? Asks Two Sides
Are Banks reneging on promises to move away from misleading environmental marketing? There are some recent disturbing signs…Two Sides launches engaging new Website
Bold, bright, and easy-to-navigate, the newly redesigned Two Sides Website makes it easier for site visitors…QuadTech: New structure in Brazil for sales and support
Printers will benefit from the convenience of local sales and technical support, local language, currency, and fast response…

Rodona world premiere for HP T300 with SigmaLine and Acoro
A complete Muller Martini SigmaLine with HP T300 Web Press and inline Acoro A5 perfect binder: a world premiere in this form…

Agfa: Automation and payment options for Asanti Storefront
Aimed at print service providers that want to use Web-to-print to extend their offering and reach new markets…

First EFI DFEs on new Fiery FS150 Pro platform
New EFI Fiery Servers for Canon ImagePRESS C800 series are first to feature FS150 Pro technology platform…

Esko extends finishing product line with Kongsberg V series
Entry-level digital cutting system offers the reliability, precision and ease of use Kongsberg tables are recognised for…

Full array of Esko Software Solutions at FESPA Digital
Esko software solutions that drive productivity and performance for sign & display businesses shown at FESPA in Munich…

X-Rite announces availability of eXact Scan
Market leading X-Rite eXact Spectrophotometer Platform has been extended with new scan capability option…

The Monday lead articles from the previous update… 

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…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.

 

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

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

Druckteam Berlin impresses with Speedmaster XL 106
Druckteam Berlin boosts its productivity by up to 30 per cent with a new Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg…

Most recent…    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…

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 BlogsDigital Printers & Energy Efficiency
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 30 MayThe Politics of Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 May

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

 

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

FESPA Digital 2014

FESPA Digital bucks all trends, showing market geared for grow

Sun shines on world of wide-format at record-breaking FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich with 30 per cent increase over Hamburg in 2011…

FESPA 2014 Awards winners announced
The 2014 Awards revealed on the penultimate night of FESPA Digital 2014, reflect FESPA’s global reach…Awards winners announced at Inca Digital event
Inca Digital Excellence Awards 2014 during FESPA in Munich, showcase print creativity with inspiring applications…EFI expands innovation with UltraDrop 7 greyscale technology
FESPA debut as EFI widens range of LED curing printers and launches new Fiery proServer for faster, higher-quality inkjet imaging…

Fujifilm announces high-performance Acuity F flatbed printer
The new Acuity F Series has been designed for volume sign & display PSPs who have a high demand for rigid media…Agfa Graphics has three products rewarded in EDP Awards
European Digital Press Association awards Asanti workflow for Sign & Display; Jeti Titan HS wide-format printer; and Altamira LM Pack inks…

Epson doubles up in 2014 EDP Awards
SureColor F-2000 T-shirt printer and Japanese Kozo Paper Thin win EDP Awards announced at FESPA Digital last week…

Esko’s Kongsberg C cuts through competition to win EDP Award
Esko’s Kongsberg C digital finishing platform awarded as Best Large Format Finishing System by European Digital Press Association…

Mimaki honoured with two EDP Awards at FESPA Digital
Awards for Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer op to ?200K and best Multi-Purpose Object Printer presented during FESPA Digital 2014…

Ricoh’s Clickable Paper wins EDP Award for Innovation
Ricoh Clickable Paper has been awarded the accolade of Best Valuable Innovation by the European Digital Press Association…

Screen Truepress digital label press wins EDP Award
The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press awarded ‘Best Label Printing Solution’ in the 2014 Awards…

Esko extends finishing product line with Kongsberg V series
Entry-level digital cutting system offers the reliability, precision and ease of use Kongsberg tables are recognised for…

Full array of Esko Software Solutions at FESPA Digital 2014
Esko software solutions that drive productivity and performance for sign & display businesses shown at FESPA…

World’s first Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed to imageData
imageData Group invests in world’s first Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed printer at FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich…

Caravan Industries orders second Inca Onset at FESPA
Caravan Industries to double production output with another Inca Onset investment from Fujifilm…

Epson innovative ‘Design to Final Garment’ in Munich
Epson partnered with leading garment software and hardware specialists to show streamlined fashion and sportswear production…

Visitors descend on Munich to Dive Deeper into Digital Print
At FESPA Digital 2014 last week in Munich, three shows under one roof delivered FESPA’s largest digital focused event…

FESPA News 2014

FESPA launches Print Census
Broadest and largest global research initiative ever (12-month data gathering project) to map wide-format print community…

Previous…    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)

Most recent…    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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