Global News: Impact of the Circular Economy on Print and Publishing

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 20 July 2015
By Mike Hilton

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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Headline News
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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…

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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…

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