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Print + Publishing: Mike Hilton’s News Update to Monday 09 June

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Welcome to another roundup of news for the past week, and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog. You will also find eight articles in our Online Features section this week, as well as a new download from Agfa Graphics; and in the FESPA Newsroom, four for FESPA Africa which takes place from 2 – 4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre near Johannesburg, from Kemtek with HP Indigo, Durst, Aristo, EngView, Founders, Screen, Sibress and Duplo; and from Antalis South Africa with EFI Vutek, Esko and Kongsberg, Epson, and Kodak with the NexPress digital production colour press; and from FESPA Africa and the show organisers, plus a further six post-show articles out of FESPA Digital from Thieme, Mimaki Europe, Brett Martin, Canon and from the FESPA Digital team highlighting the most internationally diverse audience mix to date, at the oustandingly successful event held in Munich at the end of last month.The lead article on Friday came from Heidelberg, following the worldwide premiere of the new and faster large-format Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 presses for packaging printing, unveiled at its Info Days held in Wiesloch-Walldorf last week, along with Saphira Low Migration consumables that meet the special requirements for the production of food packaging. The latter can be found among today’s headlines.And leading the news today is Xerox, following the opening of its newest almost 8,500 sq/m Inkjet Innovation Centre and showrooms in France, to bring Impika’s aqueous inkjet technology, products and services to the forefront. The new centre is adjacent to the company’s expanded R&D and production facilities. This latest move, according to Andrew Copley, president Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox, ‘This represents a significant milestone in our inkjet strategy since acquiring Impika in 2013. Our plan to provide both aqueous and waterless inkjet technology is on track and gaining momentum. PSPs know we are serious about inkjet.’Among this week’s orders and installations you find the world’s first Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed printer, sold to ImageData at FESPA Digital; Henry Ling with its latest Canon/Oce inkjet investments; and American Greetings’ first Scodix S75 Digital Enhancement Press – all on Tuesday.On Wednesday we had Kodak with FlexCel NX at Flex-Punkt; Fujifilm’s prepress solutions with Screen PlateRite CTP at Howard Hunt; Marstan Press attaining Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 colour certification with its new XL 75 press; KBA with a Rapida 106 sheetfed offset press with HR-UV drying at Drukkerij Paesen; DST Output with a Horizon StitchLiner from IFS; and Signature Flexible Packaging with the latest gearless, sleeved, central impression 10-colour flexo printing press KBA Flexotecnica. On Thursday, Südostschweiz Presse increases added value with a PUR extension on its Muller Martini Pantera perfect binding line. Friday saw packaging and labels giant Autajon make its first move to digi tal inkjet with an order for Domino’s N610i digital colour inkjet label press most recently shown at Interpack; and The Print Unit with another Horizon StitchLiner from IFS.To begin this week on a really high note, Italian print firm Ruggeri Grafiche in Modena, is investing in a really highly-specified KBA Rapida 106 with eleven printing and finishing units; and C&D Printing has enhanced its digital printing services with a second NexPress digital press with Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions from Kodak.If you check out the headlines below, you will also find more new kit and software upgrades released and announced during the past week, including Alwan, Fujifilm and Masterwork.The tailender goes to the Esko flexo customers who nabbed four of six Best of Show awards at this year’s 2014 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards. Congratulations to everyone responsible for these great achievements.Until next time, my best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Tuesday 3 June – Monday 9 June
Tue 3 June…    Choose the best ‘Be unbeatable. Be a Speedmaster.’ video
Heidelberg calls on the Internet community to choose the three best ‘Be unbeatable. Be a Speedmaster.’ Videos…FESPA Digital 2014 attracts diverse international audience
Peripatetic movement, global FESPA portfolio and association support, refresh the most internationally diverse audience mix to date…

Antalis SA now a distributor for UPM Raflatac

Antalis South Africa has been a distributor of UPM Raflatac since March 2014, following discussions between the two companies…Durst appoints new managing director for France
Durst appoints Antonio Castaño as the new managing director for subsidiary Durst Image Technologie France SAS…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…Agfa Eversify mobile publishing heads to Turin
Enhanced Eversify mobile publishing solution at World Newspaper Conference in Turin, Italy, 7 – 9 June…

Twixl media joins the Enfocus Crossroads community

Twixl media and Enfocus partner up to provide automated creation and distribution of rich content apps for iOS and Android tablets…Henry Ling completes latest investment programme
With technology from Canon, the specialist printer of academic books and journals has expanded its digital production capacity…Scodix press set to install at American Greetings
American Greetings is to install the company’s first Scodix S75 Digital Enhancement Press at its Osceola, Arkansas facility…

Wed 4 June…   Antalis showcases Now and the Future at FESPA Africa
Antalis South Africa is set to inspire visitors to its stand at FESPA Africa from 2 – 4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre…Colour matching across printing processes with Alwan
Alwan Color Expertise’ new ‘McDowell’ Software Suite guarantees colour accuracy and consistency across printing technologies…

Flex-Punkt chooses Kodak in clear vote to raise quality

The highest possible standard in platemaking’ – that is Flex-Punkt’s philosophy, that goes hand in hand with high quality demands…Esko hardware/software users are vast majority of winners
Esko flexo customers nab four of six Best of Show at this year’s 2014 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards…Howard Hunt opts for integrated Fujifilm + Screen solution
Fujifilm’s prepress solutions with Screen PlateRite save costs and improve environmental credentials at Howard Hunt Group…

Marstan secures Heidelberg Colour Club status
Marstan Press attains Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 colour certification and becomes part of the Colour Club with new XL 75-10-P…

KBA Rapida 106 with HR-UV replaces two presses
Drukkerij Paesen in Opglabbeek, Belgium has invested in a KBA Rapida 106 sheetfed offset press with HR-UV drying…

ROI in one year for DST Output’s Horizon StitchLiner

Peterborough firm brings saddlestitching service in house…

Signature Flexible Packaging opts for KBA Flexotecnica
Superior, gearless, sleeved, central impression 10-colour flexo printing press installed in Los Angeles with stunning results…

Thu 5 June…    
Be inspired by the FESPA Africa education programme
FESPA Africa will be a hive of inspirational activity 2 – 4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg…

Agfa Graphics maintains Adobe Gold Partner status
Adobe Solution Partnership results in continued success of APPE- based workflows for commercial and wide-format printers…

Fujifilm’s new 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…

Six new articles in Online Features this week

Kodak with Sonora XP; Marvaco and Esko; Agfa’s Jeti Titan; Sisonke with Xerox, Asanti at Neumann, and Kodak Flexo NX at Flex-Punkt…

GMG ColorServer 4.9 to deliver added flexibility
Highlight features include PDF/VT-1 compatibility, CMYK to RGB conversions and support of new IDEAlliance file standards…

Südostschweiz Presse adds PUR from Muller Martini

Südostschweiz Presse und Print AG, Chur increases added value with PUR extension on its Pantera perfect binding line…

World’s first, one-of-a-kind Duopress: Two processes in one
Masterwork USA sees surge of interest in its Duopress foil stamping/die-cutting machine with stripping…

Fri 6 June…   World premiere of new Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162
Heidelberg Info Days – new high-performance large-format presses unveiled for packaging printing in Wiesloch-Walldorf…Antalis South Africa debuts EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro LED
A balance of business and environmental benefits, as the EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro LED printer is showcased in Johannesburg…KBA Radebeul illuminates packaging print from all sides
Successful open house was held at KBA in Radebeul on 14 and 15 May: Packaging. Competence. Network. 2014…

Mimaki Europe raises the bar at FESPA Digital 2014

Education, awards, new ideas and heavy traffic marked return to positive business environment for sign & display graphics business…Positive reception for new MPS EB and EF flexo presses
MPS attracted numerous visitors to its open house held mid-May at its headquarters in Didam, The Netherlands…Autajon opts for the Domino N610i inkjet label press
Autajon moves to inkjet with an order for Domino’s N610i digital colour inkjet label press, with 7 colours and a 333mm print width…The Print Unit streamlines production with Horizon StitchLiner
London business improves saddlestitching quality to meet customer demand with Horizon StitchLiner 5500 from IFS…Mon 2 June…    Xerox reveals inkjet strategy and ambitions with new Centre
Xerox features inkjet technology in newest Customer Innovation Centre in France and enhances Innovation Centres worldwide…

Countdown to FESPA Africa from 2 to 4 July

Kemtek to showcase leading technologies from HP Indigo, Durst, Aristo, EngView, Founders, Screen, Sibress and Duplo…Heidelberg launches Saphira Low Migration consumables
Saphira Low Migration: Heidelberg launches consumables that meet the special requirements for the production of food packaging…Innovative ideas for thread sewing with Muller Martini
TWE__NMC from Muller Martini makes softcover products more attractive using the Ventura MC book sewing machine…Long KBA Rapida 106 for Ruggeri Grafiche in Modena
Italian print firm Ruggeri Grafiche in Modena, invests in a high-spec Rapida 106 with eleven printing and finishing units…C&D adds Kodak NexPress with Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions
C&D Printing enhances digital printing services with addition of a second Kodak NexPress digital production press…

The Monday lead articles from the previous update… 

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…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 30 so far this year, as well as five downloads. 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 01Effortless colour management with Asanti Calibrated Print Modes
You can download the latest Agfa Graphics’ Tech paper entitled ‘Effortless colour management with Asanti Calibrated Print Modes’ here…Previous…    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

Druckerei Lokay and Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates
Druckerei Lokay in Reinheim, Germany optimises its outstanding environmental profile by switching to Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates…Marvaco remains at the forefront of technology with Esko
Award-winning high quality flexo print and best-in-class customer service now also recognized with FTA Best-of-Show, as well as gold and bronze awards…Bedruckbar AG relies on flatbed technology by Agfa Graphics
Bedruckbar AG from Bern, Switzerland invested in a new Jeti 3020 Titan of Agfa Graphics last year…

Sisonke corners digital print market with Xerox presses

Litho, web and digital printing company Sisonke Printers and Signage in Johannesburg has bought several production digital colour presses from Bytes Document Solutions…LSD Günter Neumann: Welcome aboard, Asanti
Hamburg-based LSD Günter Neumann GmbH started out as a traditional screen printer and over time has grown into a state-of-the-art, innovative digital printing company…Flex-Punkt chooses Kodak in clear vote to raise quality
‘The highest possible standard in platemaking’ – that is the Flex-Punkt philosophy. It is a claim that goes hand in hand with very high quality demands…Previous…    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…
Technology-related articles Chapter 02

World premiere of new Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 in Heidelberg
Heidelberg Info Days – new high-performance large-format presses unveiled for packaging printing in Wiesloch-Walldorf…

KBA Radebeul illuminates packaging print from all sides
Successful open house was held at KBA in Radebeul on 14 and 15 May: Packaging. Competence. Network. 2014…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 BlogsBrussels Calling
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 JunePrevious…    Digital 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

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

FESPA Africa 2014

Countdown to FESPA Africa from 2 to 4 July

Kemtek to showcase leading prepress, printing and finishing technologies from HP Indigo, Durst, Aristo, EngView, Founders, Screen, Sibress and Duplo…

Be inspired by the FESPA Africa education programme
FESPA Africa will be a hive of inspirational activity from 2 – 4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg…Antalis to showcase Now and the Future at FESPA Africa
Antalis South Africa is set to inspire visitors to its stand at FESPA Africa from 2 – 4 July with LED superwide-format and wide-format inkjet, digital printing, digtal finishing, software and more…FESPA Africa from 2 to 4 July in Johannesburg
FESPA Africa invites the African print community to ‘explore’ technologies and market opportunities…FESPA Digital 2014

Thieme closes the gap for screen and digital print
Open digital printing platform for open process development with Thieme’s newly developed modular printing system debuted at FESPA Digital…Mimaki raises the bar at FESPA Digital 2014
Education, awards, new ideas and heavy traffic marked return to positive business environment for sign & display graphics business…

FESPA Digital 2014 attracts most internationally diverse audience to date

Peripatetic movement, global FESPA portfolio and association support refresh the most internationally diverse audience mix to date, in Munich last month…

FESPA Fabric 2014 t-shirt design competition winner announced
Mark Thompson, Printdesigns Limited, has been named the winner of the FESPA Fabric 2014 t-shirt design competition…Brett Martin inspired visitors to ‘Change for the Better’
The manufacturer of plastic products attracted wide interest in its products for the construction, fabrication, print and display sectors at FESPA Digital…Canon celebrates success at FESPA Digital 2014
Worldwide premiere of its new Océ Arizona 6100 Series hailed a resounding success with five sold at the show…Previous…    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 News 2014

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

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…

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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