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Print + Publishing: Mike Hilton’s News Update to Monday 30 June

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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Monday 30 June

Welcome to the news roundup for the last week of June, and also the last update until August as industry news tends to slow down dramatically during the holiday period in Europe and particularly during the month of July. Key news will still be posted on the Website when available, along with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blogs.

There are only two events that I am aware of in July. FESPA Africa, which kicks off at the Gallagher Convention Centre inJohannesburg this week, from 2 – 4 July; and then Expoprint Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 16 – 22 July. The next big one for Latin America will be FESPA Mexico in Mexico City from 21 – 23 August. This year’s key event for the newspaper and publishing industry will be WAN/IFRA’s World Publishing Expo which returns to the popular venue of Amsterdam from 13 – 15 October. Don’t miss today’s news from WAN/IFRA.
Key news to look for this week includes Antalis with educational podcasts offering advice on aspects of digital and sign & display markets; and also from Esko on Wednesday, relating to the rollout of its Knowledge Base Website, which provides access to valuable hardware and software information, resulting in customer self-service support having increased 75 per cent in less than half a year. Kodak’s announcement on Thursday of its entry into the corrugated market with its latest Flexcel NX developments, including new plates and a new platesetter to address this important market segment led the news.
And leading the headlines today you will find a joint announcement from the European Rotogravure Association; IDEAlliance; the Nordic Offset Printers Association; Print Process Champions Group; and WAN-IFRA, as they confirm global cross-industry collaboration for the production of the next industry ‘Best Practice Guide’ entitled ‘Optimized Paper Handling & Logistic s’.
As for recent sales and installations, the past week has seen several key announcements, led by EFI and GLS on Monday with the first EFI Jetrion LED inkjet narrow web press in the United States; followed by KBA at Chesapeake/MPS in the UK with a Rapida 106 as part of a £3m investment programme. Also Horizon with another StitchLiner from IFS in the UK.
On Tuesday, leading the headlines: KBA again with a third and fourth Rapida 106 now heading for Stora Enso Inpac in Guangdong, China; and from Kodak with Panther Graphics adopting a Kodak Achieve platesetter and Sonora XP Process Free Plates to boost its ROI, as well as its environmental credentials. This was followed by Karl Knauer in Germany, which is now focusing on higher performance with its new Speedmaster XL 106-6 with dual coater.
Wednesday saw CPI UK expand its short run digital book production with a third Quantum line driven by an HP T410 Digital Inkjet Web Press with a new Timson T-fold. The investment package also includes a new Kolbus KM200 binding line – all at its WiltshireUK facility. Also on this day, Weiss Druck in Monschau, Germany has invested in InlineCutoff Control Dynamic from Manroland Web Systems. On Thursday, KBA announced its 20th waterless Cortina newspaper web press installation complete with coating inTrier, Germany’s oldest city. This was followed by Edale with AB Graphic, as they announce a Digicon 3000 digital finishing system for Innovative Labeling Solutions in Ohio, USA. On Friday, Goss took the lead with UBP Printing in Malaysia which has opted for two more single-width Goss Community SSC presses with 36 new printing units, bringing UBP’s total to four presses with 84 press units in just four years. Also news from Heidelberg as Mexican packaging printer Grupo Reyes Hermanos in Mexico City invests in two Speedmasters XL 75-7+L with UV, one of which is Heidelberg’s 1000th XL 75 since its launch at drupa in 2008, a Suprasetter 75 CTP platesetter, and two Polar 115 cutters. DENA Print in Aberdeen, Scotland has also ordered a new Polar cutter. All in all I would say that was a pretty good week. This week’s tailender definitely has to go to Benny Landa, as Landa Corporation and speciality chemicals group Altana AG announced on Thursday, that they have concluded an equity financing agreement under which Altana will invest €100 million for a minority stake in Landa Digital Printing, as Altana sees Landa Nanography as a game changer for the print industry! That really is a serious amount of money. And there’s more below, if you scroll down carefully. Until next time (in August), my best regards,
Mike Hilton
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Monday 23 June – Monday 30 June 

Mon 23 June…    GLS first in United States with EFI Jetrion 4950lx
Graphic Label Solutions breaks new ground in sustainability with an EFI Jetrion LED inkjet narrow web press…Chesapeake/MPS Greenford ‘future-proofs’ with KBA
New power-performance, high specification, KBA Rapida 106 B1 press is ‘cornerstone’ of £3m investment programme…

UPM BioVerno renewable diesel to be distributed in Finland

UPM has signed a sales agreement for UPM BioVerno renewable diesel, produced in UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery…Herts & Essex Printers invests in future with Horizon
Hertford B3 firm chooses Horizon StitchLiner to aid productivity…CLP Regulations fuel demand for peel and read varnish
Pulse Roll Label Products, has reported increased demand for its UV flexo free radical release varnish…Tue 24 June…Chinese packaging printer opts for more KBA high tech
Following a seven- and five-colour KBA Rapida 106, a third and fourth Rapida 106 now head for Stora Enso Inpac in Guangdong…

Kodak Achieve and Sonora boost Panther Graphics’ ROI
Increase Revenue, Speed and Quality: Panther Graphics adopts Kodak Achieve platesetter and Sonora XP Process Free Plates…

Major boost to productivity and cost-efficiency at Karl Knauer

Packaging specialists Karl Knauer is focusing on higher performance with its new Speedmaster XL 106-6 with dual coater…

New Low Energy UV and LED litho inks from Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical launches SunCure Lite high performance inks for LE-UV or LED UV curable, lithographic printing systems…

Xaar presents ‘Big Colour’ in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Xaar presents extended family of printheads to deliver ‘Big Colour’ for ceramics at Forn&Cer 2014 from 24 – 27 June…

Wed 25 June…   CPI adds third HP-powered Quantum book line in the UK
CPI UK expands short run digital book production with third Quantum line driven by a HP T410 digital inkjet web press…

Antalis UK shows ongoing commitment to digital innovation
Antalis launches educational podcasts offering advice on aspects of Digital and Sign & Display markets…

Esko Knowledge Base Website has successful rollout
With access to valuable hardware and software information, self-service support has increased 75 per cent in less than half a year…

Lineup Systems partners with QMedia in South Africa
The partnership offers Lineup’s suite of 100 per cent Web-based AdPoint products to media owners across Southern Africa…

InlineCutoff Control Dynamic upgrade for Weiss Druck

Weiss Druck in Monschau, Germany has invested in InlineCutoff Control Dynamic from Manroland Web Systems…Thu 26 June…    Kodak adds corrugated applications to Flexcel NX
New Kodak Flexcel NX Wide 5080 System and new range of Kodak Flexcel NX Plates to address the corrugated sector…

20th KBA Cortina at Trierischer Volksfreund
Printing without water, yet finishing with coating in Germany’s oldest city…

Altana invests 
100 million in Landa Digital Printing

Sees Landa Nanography as game changer for the print industry…

Epson inspires new generation of artists
Royal Academy Schools Graduation Show in London displays works created using latest Epson technologies…

Edale and AB Graphic install Digicon 3000 into USA
Digicon 3000 digital finishing system for digital packaging specialist, Innovative Labeling Solutions in Ohio…

Fri 27 June…   Two more Goss Community SSC press lines for UBP
UBP Printing in Malaysia opts for two more single-width Goss Community SSC presses to drive business growth…1000th Speedmaster XL 75 part of major investment package
Mexican packaging printer invests in two Speedmasters XL 75-7+L with UV, Suprasetter 75 and two Polar 115 cutters…UPM BioVerno wins EU Sustainable Energy Europe Award
UPM Biofuels has received the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2014 in the ‘Travelling’ category…

Students from Warsaw visit KBA in Radebeul

German-Polish knowledge exchange for students from the press technology faculty at Warsaw University of Technology…Polar purchased to serve the North Sea oil industry
Aberdeen company to add Polar 78 ECO from Heidelberg UK…Mon 30 June…    ‘Optimized Paper Handling & Logistics’ best practice guide
European Rotogravure; IDEAlliance; Nordic Offset Printers; Print Process Champions; WAN-IFRA: Global cross-industry collaboration…

International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2014 – 2016

29 KBA users among the world’s best newspaper printers as firms from 26 countries win membership to the exclusive Club this year…Keeping in Touch with Goss International
Goss has launched a digital version of its longstanding Goss Web Offset customer magazine to complement the printed versions…

Innovations propel Heidelberg’s leadership in packaging

As the world’s largest supplier to the folding carton market, Heidelberg is outstripping its rivals for dominance in this global segment…

Why settle for a one-size-fits-all UV solution?
Heidelberg has the right UV dryer for every application…

The Monday lead articles from last week’s update… 

GLS first in United States with EFI Jetrion 4950lx
Graphic Label Solutions breaks new ground in sustainability with an EFI Jetrion LED inkjet narrow web press…Chesapeake/MPS Greenford ‘future-proofs’ with KBA
New power-performance, high specification, KBA Rapida 106 B1 press is ‘cornerstone’ of £3m investment programme…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 over 50 so far this year, as well as seven 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 01

HP disrupts production printing market with PageWide Technology
PageWide White Paper for download, following HP’s announcement of new large-format inkjet-based PageWide Technology for high-volume quality prints at high speeds and lower costs…Inks for HP PageWide Technology White Paper
Technical white paper for download as a PDF detailing new HP pigment inks for quality, speed, and reliability…

May/June Chapter 05

20th KBA Cortina at Trierischer Volksfreund
Printing without water, yet finishing with coating in Germany’s oldest city…Major boost to productivity and cost-efficiency at Karl Knauer
Packaging specialists Karl Knauer KG is focusing on higher performance with its new Speedmaster XL 106-6 with dual coating…

Previous…    
Rotolito Lombarda continues to invest in innovative systems
Rotolito Lombarda adds Manroland 48pp Lithoman with Kodak Stream Inkjet, FoldLine for its HP Web Presses and HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to its lineup…
Technology-related articles Chapter 02

Why settle for a one-size-fits-all UV solution?
Heidelberg has the right UV dryer for every application…

Innovations propel Heidelberg’s leadership in packaging
As the world’s largest supplier to the folding carton market, Heidelberg is outstripping its rivals for dominance in the global packaging segment…KAMA solution for short-run folding cartons
Fast changeover is the key to finishing short runs of digitally ;printed folding cartons economically, as KAMA demonstrated at Interpack in co-operation with HP Indigo…Previous…    Heidelberg Postpress Folding Days in Ludwigsburg
Ideas for new business models – customers encounter special applications for folding machines at Heidelberg Postpress Special Folding Days in early June…
Verdigris – Environmental Initiative
Access via our Home Page Index.
Laurel Brunner’s latest weekly Verdigris Blogs

Managing Waste and Recycling
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 JunePrevious…    Little by Little, Bit by Bit
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 June
FESPA Newsroom
Can be found in the Index on our Home Page.
FESPA Africa 2014GSW offers exclusive promotion to stand visitors
GSW introduces Bordeaux tailor-made inkjet solutions at FESPA Africa 2014 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburgfrom 2 – 4 July…Previous…    Shift up a gear, double your speed with Durst and Kemtek
To be featured at the Kemtek FESPA 2014 stand: The new high-speed Durst Rho P10 HS series inkjet printer with LED pin curing…

Mimaki and GSW with wide-format at FESPA Africa 2014
Innovation first, as Mimaki brings its latest wide-format inkjet printers to the Gallagher Convention Centre from 2 – 4 July…

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 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 Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak, Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Konica Minolta,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi Limited,  Sappi Printers of the Year,  Print Process Champions Group,  Thunderbolt 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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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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