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Graphic Repro On-line News from 24 August 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Saturday 22 August, which this week examines the often tedious business of recyclability. There are also a couple of updates for FESPA Eurasia in our FESPA Newsroom, but no other feature articles this week, which has been rather slow to say the least, when it comes to news volume, or distinct lack of it, due to the European holiday season, to the point where it dried up completely on Friday.

I shall let you browse the news this week. You will find several mentions for Graph Expo in Chicago, one for FachPack in Nuremberg, several for Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, and one for IFRA India in Mumbai, all of which take place later next month, together with a selection of notable recent orders and installations, ending on Friday with Copy Express, one of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops, as it launches an ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion from its Bellville, Cape Town headquarters.

That’s all until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton


Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our 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. 

Headline News
Over 27,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages 

From Monday 17 August

Mon 17 August…    Goss product and customer innovation at Graph Expo 2015
Full range of Goss products and support services together with updates on partner solutions and latest projects in the U.S…

Agfa LM inks and personalised Belgian beer
Belgian brewery prints directly onto PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show…

ThermoFlexX debut at Labelexpo Europe 2015

ThermoFlexX plans to use Labelexpo to unveil recently developed features and improvements on new digital flexo plate imager…

Flint Group Narrow Web at Labelexpo Europe
The exhibit will have many attractions to enable visitors to ‘Discover New Possibilities’ in narrow web label and packaging…

Buxton Press follows press orders with new Stahlfolder

Buxton Press returns to Heidelberg for Stahlfolder KH 82 to meet the increasing demands of postpress requirements…

Tue 18 August…   FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

Scodix and Compact Foilers plan digital foiling module

Scodix and Compact Foilers announce agreement that will deliver best-in-class digital foiler to the market at Graph Expo 2015…

X-Rite donation supports work of the DFTA
X-Rite eXact Advanced Scan and Ci64 facilitate better colour measurements at the German Flexo Industry Association…

New Manroland R 710 HiPrint for RLC Leunisman
RLC Packaging highlights beauty and healthcare at Leunisman with new 16-unit Roland sheetfed includes foiling and coating…

PJ Print receives POLAR jogger at a sprint
PJ Print is impressed by the response of HeidelbergUK which managed to supply it with a new jogger within just a week…

Wed 19 August…  Manroland Euroman: A bestseller in Brazil
The Euroman combines efficiency, flexibility, and productivity while maintaining high quality and cutting-edge technology…

All Packaging’s countdown to new KBA Rapida in Utah
All Packaging’s newly-acquired Utah facility expands growth with highly-automated KBA Rapida 105 six-colour press…

Core Image switches to thermal CTP with Heidelberg
Glasgow printer Core Image has switched from a visible light Prosetter to a thermal Suprasetter from Heidelberg UK…

InterTech Award winning ORIS CxF live at Graph Expo
State-of-the-art software embeds critical brand colour information into PDF/X files for accuracy along the supply chain…

SAi Launches Flexi 12 with new tools
Streamlined portfolio for signmakers and wide-format businesses offers more versatility and features at lower cost…

Thu 20 August…   Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015
Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

QuadTech at WAN IFRA India 2015 in September
QuadTech to present solutions to improve all aspects of newspaper printing at BombayConvention & ExhibitionCenter in Mumbai…

Techkon to debut new SpectroJet at Labelexpo 2015

Techkon to unveil new SpectroJet with LED technology at Labelexpo, the first scan-spectrophotometer on the market…

The PrintCity Alliance at FachPack 2015 end September
Members of the PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting on a joint stand at this year’s FachPack in Nuremberg from 29 September – 1 October…

Sign & Digital UK – 2016 Website goes live
Following a hugely successful show earlier this year, Sign & Digital UK has launched its new look Website for the 2016 edition…

Fri 21 August…   Copy Express announces franchise expansion in the Cape
One of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops launches ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion…

Impact Innovations’ new KBA Flexotecnica flexo press
‘Made in the USA’ theme announces job creation and growth with Impact’s first central impression EVO XG ten-colour flexo press…

Lead articles on Friday 24 July from previous update… 

Previous…   Kodak and Guiton: Digital newspapers in Jersey and Guernsey
Kodak Stream inkjet technology creates a more flexible business model for the future of the newspaper industry in the Channel Islands…

Manroland Web Systems and Ultimate in co-development
Manroland Web announces intelligent ‘Imposer’: The first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing…

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.

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.

Downloads 2015 Chapter 01

Previous…    UK Printing – The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

Previous…    Esko Kongsberg XN22 and Automation Engine create best performing division
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

The Recyclability of Everything
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 22 August

Previous…    Noodles in the News
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 August

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

Most recent…    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

Previous…    Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

FESPA Newsroom
The dedicated FESPA Newsroom can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015

Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

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 Druc kmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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