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Source: Reuters Institute 2015

This year’s survey underlines both the pace of change but also the increasing complexity of our media ecosystem. New global brands are emerging, there are new platforms for distributing and monetising the news, new devices for accessing it, and new formats to tell stories.

All of this is part of a fundamental shift away from the broadcast models of the past to ones where it is possible to deliver more relevant, more personal, more interactive news at any time and in any place.

And yet while our data suggest that this is becoming a reality for some, there are still many who continue to value traditional approaches. Most people still get their news from a combination of TV, radio, print, and online. Traditional news brands continue to dominate online in almost all the countries we studied, even if intermediaries are becoming far more important as a way of getting to those brands. It is also worth noting that even amongst our online sample about two in ten do not use internet news regularly (relying instead on broadcast and print). About one in three smartphone users do not use their phone for news, and around one in three Facebook users do not see social media as a source of news.

The reality is that most people over 45 are using digital news as an additional layer of choice and convenience without abandoning their core habits around television, radio, and print. Younger audiences who have grown up with digital are exhibiting very different behaviours and increasingly expect the news to come to them through online channels and in new formats.

The challenge for traditional media brands is how to manage this growing divergence in behaviour, along with the intense business pressures being thrown up by the second wave of disruption from mobile and social.

Print revenues are declining fast while only a minority is prepared to pay for news online. Mobile advertising is generating less than via desktop, video advertising is promising but nascent, while sponsorship and native options are throwing up new questions around trust and journalistic integrity.

Meanwhile Facebook and Google continue to build some of the world’s most profitable companies based on targeted advertising wrapped around relevant and interesting content.

Against this backdrop, news companies face another year of intense pressure and will have to be more inventive than ever with editorial and business strategies if they are to survive.

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 28 September 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 25 September, which this week looks at the possibility of cows being used to produce bioplastics to replace polythene and be totally recyclable at the end of its new life. Not exactly cows working in factories, but at least by using a bi-product from one of their most important products while they are still very much alive and mooing, unlike leather goods and meat, Bovril and fertiliser additives which only happen during their afterlives. Just imagine how environmentally cool and friendly that could be!

With Labelexpo opening its doors in Brussels tomorrow until 2 October, and FachPack in Nuremberg until 1 October, and then with WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo in Hamburg just a week from now, you’ll understandably find quite a number of pre-show announcements again this week: from Xeikon and ThermoFlexX; Agfa Graphics (multiples), Toray, X-Rite, Xaar with a brand new product launch, Esko, Epson, Chili Publish, ColorGate, and PrintCity Alliance along with a number of its members for both events. You’ll also find Viscom-related announcements from Fujifilm with a new generation LED UV inkjet printer, and Sawgrass. Upcoming events also include FESPA China which takes place next month, and FESPA Digital and European Sign Expo in Amsterdam in March 2016. These are also in the FESPA Newsroom along with several o thers.

Key announcements this week include the finalisation of AIP’s acquisition of Goss International and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric, leading the news on Wednesday. Sappi joining the Save Food initiative on Monday; as well as Ricoh SA at Gartner ITxpo 2015 from 28 to 30 September in Cape Town, where Ricoh will showcase the Total South Africa success story. On Thursday, Xaar took the lead for the global launch announcement of its new and versatile inkjet Print Bar system at Labelexpo 2015. On Friday, Epson announced four new wide-format inkjet printers, designed to deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’ proofing. One of these is to make its debut at Labelexpo.

Major sales and installations this week were led by Heidelberg USA and an XL 75 Anicolor in Cleveland; Epson with Ireland’s first SurePress L-4033AW seven-colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option; and Spanish printer Graficas Varias, as it expands its digital portfolio with new HP Indigo WS6800 – all on Monday. Tuesday saw Springfield Solutions in the UK invest in its second Screen Truepress Jet L-350UV digital inkjet label press in just a year, and a very nice endorsement for Screen. On Wednesday, Finishline Print Finishers in the UKannounced that it has added a fully automated Muller Martini Pantera perfect binding line with Granit three-knife-trimmer; while York-based Inc Dot has added the latest generation Linoprint CP from Heidelberg to replace a three-year-old, previous generation machine.

On Thursday, Multi Packaging Solutions in Bristol heralds first UK installation of Domino’s 7-Colour N610i UV inkjet label press; CPM International announced that it is to install an HP Indigo 20000 this month for combined production and quality benefits and to take digital labels to next level; while Kustom Digital Print in Woodstock unveiled the first Xerox Versant 80 digital colour press in Cape Town, South Africa.

Key announcements this week also came from Global Graphics on Tuesday, for the Inkjet Conference in Neuss on 7 October; Manroland Web Systems on Wednesday; and from Heidelberg USA on Thursday out of Graph Expo, and also on Friday as well.

The tailender goes to the BPIF in Friday’s headlines, as it calls for further input on new standards. In March the Federation announced an employer led submission to develop new standards, in what is hoped will become an apprenticeship trailblazer for future generations in print. Please take a look. Maybe you can also contribute.

That’s it until next time. You’ll find so much more if you scroll down carefully.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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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 21 September

Mon 21 September…    Sappi joins Save Food initiative to help fight food waste
At the start of June 2015, Sappi Speciality Papers became a member of the Save Food initiative…

Ricoh SA sponsors Gartner ITxpo 2015 in Cape Town
At Gartner ITxpo 2015 from 28 to 30 September in Cape Town, Ricoh to showcase Total South Africa success story…

ThermoFlexX global launch at Labelexpo Europe 2015
The new ThermoFlexX 48 digital plate imager will be demonstrated on the Xeikon stand in continuous production…

FESPA Digital 2016: Printers assemble!

FESPA invites printers to ‘Become a Digital Print Hero’ at the 10th anniversary Digital event in Amsterdam from 8 – 11 March 2016…

Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor cited an absolute winner

Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor press helps Jakprints in Cleveland, Ohio attract a creative crowd and more…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland

First to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press for Graficas Varias

Spanish printer Graficas Varias in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Barcelona expands digital portfolio with new HP Indigo press…

Tue 22 September…   
Springfield endorses Screen for second Truepress Jet buy
Springfield Solutions in Hull invests in its second Screen Truepress Jet L-350UV digital label press in just a year…

Global invites manufacturers to join research programme
Global Graphics shares advances in high-speed inkjet quality at the inkjet conference in Neuss / Düsseldorf…

QuarkXPress 2015: Special $99 subs offer to Fonts.com
There are just nine days left to take advantage of this incredible offer to save over $450 to access more than 9,000 fonts…

Become a Sign Hero at European Sign Expo 2016

Sign enthusiasts can soar toward European Sign Expo 2016 and Become a Sign Hero at the RAI Amsterdam, 8 – 11 March…

New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers

At WPE 2015 in Hamburg, Agfa Graphics will show the very latest in newspaper prepress workflows: Arkitex Production…

Toray Making Print More Competitive at WPE 2015
Waterless Printing takes centre stage with Toray at WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2015, from 5 – 7 October…

Mamo Digifust 6080 now available from Watkiss
Watkiss Automation Sales releases new digital flatbed cutting machine for packaging, point of sale and display…

Wed 23 September…  AIP finalises acquisition of Goss International
American Industrial Partners acquires Goss International and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric…

The Manroland Store – The 24 Hour Savings Tool

Add a higher press performance to your shopping cart…

X-Rite colour management solutions at Labelexpo Europe
Company to highlight new products, promotions and educational opportunities for printers and label converters…

Attiro VHS global debut at World Publishing Expo 2015
Agfa Graphics launches Attiro VHS, the top-speed clean-out unit for chemistry-free violet plates…

Agfa Graphics expands load capacity of Advantage N
Advantage N platesetters for newspapers offer the widest choice in terms of speed and optional degrees of automation…

Inc Dot moves to second generation digital colour
York-based Inc Dot replacing three year old Linoprint with latest generation Linoprint CP from Heidelberg…

Finishline Print Finishers invests in Pantera
Also equipped for longer runs at high speed with the fully automated Muller Martini Pantera perfect binding line…

Thu 24 September…   New, versatile Xaar Print Bar System launch at Labelexpo
Global launch of versatile inkjet Print Bar system at Labelexpo 2015 strengthens Xaar’s leadership in label market…

MPS first in UK with Domino N610i UV label press

Multi Packaging Solutions in Bristol heralds first UK installation of Domino’s 7-Colour N610i UV inkjet label press…

CPM International to install HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press
CPM to install an HP Indigo 20000 this month for combined production and quality benefits and to take digital labels to next level…

Kustom first in Cape Town with Xerox Versant 80

Kustom Digital Print in Woodstock unveils the first Xerox Versant 80 digital colour press in Cape Town, South Africa…

Resounding success for Heidelberg Promatrix at Graph Expo
Successful debut for Heidelberg’s Promatrix die-cutter at Graph Expo; plus Easymatrix and Gluer with special bundle pricing…

Fujifilm’s Acuity LED 1600 II for European debut at Viscom
Fujifilm’s new LED UV inkjet printer, the Acuity LED 1600 II featuring improved productivity to debut at Viscom Paris…

Sawgrass to showcase sublimation at Viscom 2015 shows

Company preparing to showcase exciting portfolio of dye sublimation and digital product decorating solutions…

Fri 25 September…   Epson launches four SureColor SC-P professional printers
New wide-format printers deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’ proofing…

BPIF calls for further industry input on new standards
In March the BPIF announced the employer led submission to develop new standards in apprenticeship trailblazer…

Heidelberg USA’s marketing strategy proves a success
Heidelberg’s strategy to provide integrated customer solutions through specialised 1:1 engagement proves to be highly successful…

New features for Eversify at World Publishing Expo 2015
Agfa Graphics brings its extensive automation expertise to mobile publishing with Eversify’s added functionality…

Esko HD Letterpress: First worldwide demo at Labelexpo Europe
Esko introduces HD Letterpress to increase store shelf impact of metal and plastic cans at Labelexpo in Brussels…

Epson SureColor SC-P7000V European debut at Labelexpo

New 610mm wide-gamut printer delivers performance and quality for ‘brand-level’ packaging and label proofing applications…

CHILI Publish with leading solutions providers at Labelexpo
CHILI Publisher’s robust API’s enable new integrations that service the label and packaging industry and beyond…

ColorGATE to present Rapid Spectro Cube in Brussels
At Labelexpo, ColorGATE will present the Rapid Spectro Cube for fast colour measurement and profiling…

The PrintCity Alliance at FachPack and Labelexpo

High-quality labels and packaging with a strong feel, from co-operating Alliance members at both events…

Lead article from last Friday and previous update… 

Previous…   Labelexpo Europe spotlight on technology of tomorrow
Visitors to Labelexpo Europe will be able to discover the label and packaging technology of tomorrow at this year’s show…

FINAT to answer all the questions at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Full team will be on site to share knowledge and expertise on stand A31, in Hall 11 at Brussels Expo in Belgium…

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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.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02

Previous…    Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…

Sep/Oct 2015 Chapter 07

Previous…    ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino’s N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino’s N610i UV digital inkjet label press…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland
Allprint Design & Print Ltd has become the first company in Ireland to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Wheys & Means
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 September

Previous…    LED Curing Takes Another Step Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 September

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

Previous…    drupa World Tour starts in September:
Over 40 drupa events on all five continents, resulting in around 440,000 flight kilometres on business for drupa…

drupa World Tour startet im September:
Über 40 drupa-events auf allen fünf Kontinenten. Rund 440.000 Flugkilometer im Einsatz für die drupa…

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 via the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA China 2015 to host textile focused educational conference

FESPA has confirmed the line up for its educational conference at FESPA China 2015 at the new International Expo Centre, Shanghai…

FESPA appoints Canagraf as Mexican Associate Member
Mexican graphic arts trade association Canagraf has been accepted as FESPA’s National Association for Mexico…

Siotec rebrands as FESPA Italia Associazione
Italian member Siotec adopts the FESPA Association brand to affirm its link and sets out future plans…

Become a Sign Hero at European Sign Expo 2016
Sign enthusiasts can soar toward European Sign Expo 2016 and Become a Sign Hero at the RAI Amsterdam, 8 – 11 March 2016…

Previous…    FESPA Digital 2016: Printers assemble!
FESPA invites printers to ‘Become a Digital Print Hero’ at the 10th anniversary Digital event in Amsterdam from 8 – 11 March 2016…

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Analyse und Kommentar von Andreas Weber (Teil 1)

Hohe Kompetenz, Innovationskraft, globales Denken und Handeln sowie unbegrenzte Leidenschaft für „Connectivity“. So präsentiert sich TE Connectivity Industrial, ein weltweit aktives Technologie-Unternehmen mit US-Muttergesellschaft, das man in Deutschland als „Hidden Champ“ bezeichnen kann. Das ändert sich nun deutlich. Ein  neuer Markenauftritt, eine gewandelte Unternehmenskultur, ein Top-Management, das smart, verbindlich und plausibel erklären kann, was man macht und warum man Erfolg hat. Und das sich offen den Fragen von Experten stellt und in einem neuen, erstmals am Standort Darmstadt eröffneten „Customer Experience Center“ sein breites Portfolio fokussiert und sofort verständlich präsentiert.

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„TE Connectivity ist ein Weltmarktführer für Verbindungstechnologie“, erklärt Thomas Schmidt, President TE Industrial. „90 Prozent des Umsatzes werden mit Verbindungs- und Sensorlösungen erzielt. TE verbindet und überträgt überall Daten, Energie, Signale.“ Man wolle, so Schmidt, die vernetzte Zukunft voranbringen, da immer mehr Menschen, Geräte und Maschinen „verbunden“ seien. Der Markt ist lukrativ. Und soll von rund 10 Milliarden auf über 24 Milliarden verbundene Geräte im Jahr 2020 steigen (Quelle: GSMA & Machine Research). Fast 10% Marktanteil hat man derzeit bei rund 1,1 Milliarden Jahresumsatz. Die Wachstumsraten werden bei 4 bis 5% per anno angesetzt.

Thomas Schmidt setzt dabei auf die „qualifizierte Organisation“, die mit engagierten und hochmotivierten Mitarbeitern die wichtigen Kundenanforderungen verstehen und erfüllen. So wurden eigens Bereiche eingerichtet für Strategic Marketing (Leiter: Gijs Werner) und Innovation Platforms & Ventures (Leiterin: Monika Kuklok), um über das reine Business Development hinausgehen zu können. Das Prinzip „Wir praktizieren, was wir predigen“ ist die oberste Maxime. Davon profitieren auch die Marketing- und Kommunikationsaktivitäten. Marketing-Leiterin Adriana Nuneva hat innerhalb von 16 Monaten das Branding und die Kundenansprache rundum erneuert. Das Customer Experience Center spiegelt die Modernität und Offenheit des Unternehmens wieder, ebenso wie der Umgang mit der Fachpresse, die erstmals im Rahmen einer Pressekonferenz nicht nur mit Informationen überschüttet, sondern pointiert informiert wurde im Rahmen von „Speed Datings“ mit dem Führungsteam. D. h. es waren persönliche Dialoge möglich. Grossartig!

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Craig McDonnell, seit rund sechs Monaten bei TE Connectivity Industrial  an Bord als Vice President & General Manager Automation & Control, betonte: „Its not about products anymore. Its all about to get connected in the best way.“ Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) und Automation für alle Industrie-Belange spielen eine maßgebliche Rolle für alle Branchen, gerade in Deutschland. Beides werde getrieben durch „wireless connectivity — high-speed combined with high-fidelity“.

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 21 September 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 18 September, which this week highlights energy-saving LED drying technology for both conventional and digital printing, where is has many advantages, including low energy consumption and long life. You’ll also find Heidelberg in the headlines on Wednesday, and in Online Features Chapter 02, highlighting its most recent and prominent LED successes in Europe, and briefly detailing its range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED, all of which are designed to drive productivity up and drive energy costs down.

Monday’s lead article was devoted to Westdale Press in the UK, as it exits web offset to focus on high-end sheetfed, describing web print pricing as ‘laughable’. Its M-600 web was replaced last month by its third Heidelberg long perfector, a Speedmaster XL 106-8-P with the faster Inpress Control 2 register and colour control system, Autoplate XL simultaneous plate changing and CutStar reel to sheet device. The rest of Monday is devoted to Graph Expo announcements from Kodak, EFI and Pitney Bowes, and also from Manroland Web Systems, announcing its participation at World Publishing Expo in Hamburg next month.

On Tuesday, HP at Graph Expo led with its newly renamed PageWide Web Presses employing HDNA (High Definition Nozzle Architecture), which now offers enhanced print quality with unparalleled dual-drop-weight architecture at 2,400 nozzles per inch and with built-in nozzle redundancy. A number of HP Indigo 7800 enhancements, including new software and an in-line spectrophotometer to streamline production, and much more, are detailed in the article. Also at Graph Expo, Kodak highlights its success with digital inkjet growth this year, with the Kodak Prosper Press platform and the S-Series Imprinting Systems, as well as a raft of recent developments in digital inkjet and digital printing.

The European launch of the new Komori Lithrone GX40 Packaging Press in the Komori Europe Graphic Centre at the beginning of this month appears among Tuesday’s headlines; while on Thursday, UPM’s FSC group certification scheme for private forest owners in Finland took the lead, as it announced it has passed the milestone of 100,000 hectares of certified forest.

Friday is devoted almost entirely to Labelexpo Europe announcements for the show which opens later this month, from the organisers and from key exhibitors led by Kodak; as well as news of Ricoh Europe at Euromold in Düsseldorf, which takes place from tomorrow 22, until Friday, 25 September. A reminder also that FachPack 2015 in Nuremberg takes place from 29 September to 1 October. See Sappi and TRESU’s announcement on Thursday.

There were some excellent recent sales and installations this week, beginning on Tuesday with Johannesburg’s House of Print with the first Xerox 1000i press in sub-Saharan Africa; then Toronto’s CJ Graphics as the first to purchase a Scodix Ultra Pro with Scodix Foil in North America at Graph Expo. On Wednesday, Goss International led the headlines, as Henry Wurst’s Kansas City facility is to install a sixteen-page, five-unit Goss Sunday 2000 to expand its commercial print business; then Heidelberg UK with the latest digital success at TPS with Linoprint; and from Muller Martini with the new MC 160 book sewing machine, which has been put through it s paces and has passed with flying colours at Conzella. On Thursday, Community Impact in Texas announced that it is launching a new in-house print facility with a Goss Magnum Compact web offset press; while ASQ Labels in Belgium is expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino N610i UV digital inkjet label press.

A tailender to quench your thirst for knowledge this week, as Bud Light adopts HP Indigo digital print mass customisation technology to produce 200,000 unique, limited-edition Festival cans.

That’s it until next time. You’ll find much more if you scroll down carefully.

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 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 14 September

Mon 14 September…    Westdale Press exits web to focus on high-end sheetfed
Westdale Press moves out of web printing to concentrate on high-end sheetfed, adding its third Heidelberg XL 106 long perfector…

Kodak adds new sustainable plate solutions at Graph Expo
New Kodak Electra Max thermal plate and Trendsetter Platesetters maximise performance and power savings for offset printing…

EFI at North America’s largest print industry show
EFI’s Graph Expo exhibit is once again the place for customers to see the print industry’s most advanced products…

Pitney Bowes showcases at Graph Expo in Chicago
Innovative physical and digital solutions to enable businesses to deliver world class accuracy and precision to drive commerce…

The Future is Now: Manroland Web Systems at WPE 2015
Manroland Web to present different innovative business models that were developed with newspapers, at World Publishing Expo…

Tue 15 September…   HP increases quality and productivity with HDNA print head
New PageWide Web Presses with High Definition Nozzle Architecture, plus HP Indigo 7800 enhancements to streamline production…

Komori launches Lithrone GX40 Packaging Press
European launch of the new Komori Lithrone GX40 Packaging Press in Komori Europe Graphic Centre hailed a great success…

Kodak Prosper and S-Series success in digital inkjet growth

New customers, ventures and partnerships drive confidence in Kodak’s digital inkjet technology and demonstrated growth…

House of Print adds South Africa’s first Xerox 1000i
Johannesburg’s House of Print has purchased the first Xerox 1000i press to be introduced in sub-Saharan Africa…

First new Scodix Foil system sold in North America
Toronto’s CJ Graphics first to purchase Scodix Ultra Pro with Scodix Foil in North America on second day of Graph Expo…

Wed 16 September…  Henry Wurst to add 5-unit Goss Sunday 2000 web press
Kansas City facility to install sixteen-page, Goss Sunday 2000 to expand its market-leading commercial print business…

Global Graphics acquires URW++ Design & Development
Global Graphics SE has acquired the entire issued share capital of font manufacturer URW++, based in Hamburg, Germany…

Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…

Enfocus and AccuZIP announce partner co-operation
Enfocus and AccuZIP Partner to launch Switch Configurator for complete data quality and direct mail processing capabilities…

TPS upgrades its digital portfolio with Linoprint CP

Greenwich printer TPS Print has taken delivery of a Linoprint CP digital press from Heidelberg UK…

The new Ventura MC 160 proves a hit at Conzella
The new Muller Martini MC 160 book sewing machine has been put through its paces and has passed with flying colours…

Thu 17 September…   UPM’s FSC group certification passes 100,000 milestone
Over 100,000 hectares of private forests certified under UPM’s FSC® group certification scheme in Finland…

HP Indigo unlocks mass customisation capabilities
Bud Light adopted HP Indigo digital print technology to produce 200,000 unique, limited-edition Festival cans…

Uncompromisingly Safe with: Das Original

Realising cost savings and smooth productions due to original spare parts and expendables from Manroland Web Systems…

Goss Magnum Compact for Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact in Pflugerville, Texas to launch new in-house print facility with Goss Magnum Compact…

Sappi, TRESU and FrontPac at FachPack 2015
Sappi´s Fusion premium white topliner and TRESU Flexo Concept workflow provide quality and efficiency benefits for corrugated…

IFS announces availability of Tecnau TC 1550 HS Plus
Faster new dynamic perforator offers production flexibility…

ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino’s N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino’s N610i UV digital inkjet label press…

Fri 18 September…   Labelexpo Europe spotlight on technology of tomorrow
Visitors to Labelexpo Europe will be able to discover the label and packaging technology of tomorrow at this year’s show…

FINAT to answer all the questions at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Full team will be on site to share knowledge and expertise on stand A31, in Hall 11 at Brussels Expo in Belgium…

Ricoh at EuroMold 2015 from 22 – 25 September

Ricoh Europe to showcase Ricoh Rapid Fab 3D print manufacturing innovation at EuroMold 2015 in Düsseldorf…

Kodak at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels
Visitors to discover the NX advantage, explore package personalisation and experience the Power of 7 with intelligent workflows…

MPS set to debut new presses at Labelexpo Europe

MPS to unveil its new future proof EF Neo Flexo Press, new hybrid EF Symjet, and its EB narrow web label press…

Flint Group Flexographic and Narrow Web at Labelexpo
Flint Group to present inks, plates and sleeve innovations jointly at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Hall 5…

Meech to introduce new power supply units in Brussels
The new 906 and 907 high voltage systems will be displayed for the first time on the Meech stand at Labelexpo Europe…

Asahi to debut new flexo plate processor at Labelexpo
Asahi Photoproducts to launch new 1200 x 900mm AWP water flexo plate processor at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels…

Lead article from last Friday and previous update… 

Previous…   Goss marks 20 years of leading press automation technology
Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss honours this key milestone in the history of 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…

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02

Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…

Previous…    World first ‘Direct Print Powered by KHS’ with Xaar 1002 Printheads
Innovative Martens Brouwerij in Belgium prints directly onto 12,000 PET beer bottles per hour to deliver ‘on-the-fly’ customisation at 1080dpi resolution…

Sep/Oct 2015 Chapter 07

ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino’s N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino’s N610i UV digital inkjet label press…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland
Allprint Design & Print Ltd has become the first company in Ireland to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

LED Curing Takes Another Step Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 September

Previous…    Prioritising Environmental Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 September

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

Previous…    drupa World Tour starts in September:
Over 40 drupa events on all five continents, resulting in around 440,000 flight kilometres on business for drupa…

drupa World Tour startet im September:
Über 40 drupa-events auf allen fünf Kontinenten. Rund 440.000 Flugkilometer im Einsatz für die drupa…

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.

FESPA Digital 2016: printers assemble!
FESPA invites printers to ‘Become a Digital Print Hero’ at the 10th anniversary Digital event in Amsterdam from 8 – 11 March 2016…

Previous…    FESPA Mexico 2015 signals positive buying behaviour
Strong signals of confidence in the Mexican wide-format printing sector, with exhibitors reporting positive interest and buying intentions from visitors…

The Graphic Repro On-line Website is supported and sponsored by: 

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

Seidl Weber Initiative Fachkommunikation 2015.001

Gipfel-Treffen in der Gutenberg-Stadt: Der Verleger und Fach-Journalist mit Leidenschaft für beste Drucksachen, Michael Seidl, kommt eigens aus Wien, um sich im Mainzer Kommunikationsparadies mit Andreas Weber, Kommunikations-Analyst und Blogger, zu treffen. Das Thema: Was man gemeinsam tun kann, um Fachkommunikation für Print, Publishing und visuelle Kommunikation im Digitalzeitalter auf eine neue Ebene zu katapultieren.

Die Lösung: „Wir müssen neue, konzertierte Wege gehen. Und das Silo-Denken aufgeben zugunsten einer vernetzten, global ausgerichteten Sichtweise, die in der Fachkommunikation bis dato nicht üblich, aber dringend notwendig ist. Unsere Aufgabe ist nicht nur Fakten- und Wissensvermittlung, sondern nachhaltiges Verständnis zu erzeugen für den Nutzen von relevanten Innovationen.“ So das gemeinsame Statement der beiden Publizisten, die sich seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt kennen. In der Vergangenheit wurden stets gute Ideen und Beiträge ausgetauscht. Nunmehr entwickeln beide gemeinsam neue Projekte, die Fachkommunikation über relevante Innovationen vernetzt, national und international zugänglich machen.

Michael Seidl erreicht mit seiner EMGroup wie kaum ein anderer mit gedruckten Publikationen Leser aus der Print- und Publishing-Branche im deutschsprachigen Raum sowie in ganz Europa, mit Schwerpunkt Osteuropa. Kooperationspartner hat er sogar in Indien. Flankierend werden Fach-Websites und E-Mail-Newsletter eingesetzt. Andreas Weber fokussiert sich aufs Bloggen sowie Social Media-Aktivitäten und erreicht zehntausende Kommunikationsentscheider in rund 100 Ländern – mit hohem Interaktionsgrad und systemischen Wirkungseffekten über unterschiedliche Social-Media- und Community-Plattformen hinweg. Meilenstein: Die Analysen zum Thema Druck-Kunst.

„Unsere gemeinsame Initiative hat zum Ziel, Innovationsblockaden auszuräumen“, stellen Michael Seidl und Andreas Weber fest. Es passiere seitens der Hersteller und Anwender von neuesten Print- und Publishing-Technologien vieles, was im Markt aufgrund der hohen Innovations-Geschwindigkeit nicht adäquat nachvollzogen und verstanden werde. Zugleich gebe es schwerwiegende Missverständnisse, was das Zusammenspiel von Print (analog) und Online/Social Media (digital) angeht.

Das Fazit des Gipfel-Treffens: „Wir müssen verstärkt unsere unterschiedlichen Expertisen, Meinungen und relevante Botschaften zusammenführen und über alle relevanten Medienkanäle hinweg nachhaltig erfahrbar und im Ergebnis messbar machen.“ Erste Pilotprojekte in Form von „ValueTalk“-Interviews sind bereits erfolgreich in Gang gesetzt. Und zeigen Wirkung, wie Fachkommunikation auf neue Weise medial inszeniert wird. Dies erscheint im Vorfeld der globalen Leitmesse für Druck- und Papier, der drupa 2016, besonders wichtig, um die gewünschte Wirkung im Markt erzielen zu können.

Fokus „Innovations-Kommunikation“ — Besonderheiten und Vorteile:

  • (Ein)Bindung der Leserschaft durch Monitoring der Marktinteressen und des Responses
  • Vermeidung von Streuverlusten durch Community-Effektivität
  • Adressierung des gesamten deutschsprachigen Raums (D-A-CH) plus Internationalisierung (global/interkulturell)
  • Deutlich gesteigerte Reichweiten plus direkt messbare Ergebnisse
    (Gross Reach plus Interaktionen).
  • LAST BUT NOT LEAST — Wir praktizieren „Context-Marketing“ statt Content-Marketing durch unser aussergewöhnliches Talent zum Storytelling, das „Absender“ und „Empfänger“ nachhaltig in den Dialog bringt.

Wer sich interessiert und partizipieren möchte, kann sich direkt an Michael Seidl und/oder Andreas Weber wenden.

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Das Interview mit Oliver Zünd bildet den Auftakt zu einer neuen Serie zum Thema „Innovation als Geschäftsgrundlage“. Die Art und Weise, wie das Gespräch zustande kommt und medial inszeniert wird, trägt dem Thema Rechnung. Multichannel-Innovation gibt die Leitlinie vor: Soziale Medien, B2B-Online-Plattformen, Blogging zur Erstveröffentlichung und gekonnte Darstellung im Print zur Nachhaltigkeit bilden eine Einheit.

Pitney Bowes Inkjet System

Major step for Pitney Bowes: a new all-in-one mid-volume print and mail solution system

Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 14 September 2015 by Mike Hilton

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Friday 11 September, which this week draws attention to ISO, which is currently reviewing an important document, the ISO Guide 64. For the printing industry, and indeed all product manufacturers, this snappy tome makes for interesting-ish reading. Its purpose is to explain how to take environmental concerns into account when creating product standards. Laurel also provides some words of warning, so please don’t miss it!

The news this week is once again a mixed bag with several articles related to Graph Expo, which opened yesterday, Sunday 13 and runs until Wednesday 16 September, at McCormick Place in Chicago. You’ll find some extremely interesting and important announcements led by EFI and Scodix on Wednesday, followed by Xerox and Highcon on Thursday. Friday saw Kodak with BDT; then Xeikon with Alwan, and again Xerox. I’m sure there will be several more during the week ahead.

Other upcoming show news appeared on Monday, for The Inkjet Conference in Neuss / Düsseldorf in October; and then from IFS for Print Efficiently taking place next month in Hemel Hempstead. From Sun Chemical at Glassprint in November in Düsseldorf; on Wednesday from Agfa as it prepares to launch the next generation of its chemistry-free violet plates at the World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, early next month. You’ll also find announcements from Asahi for Labelexpo at the end of September; and from Durst at Vitrum 2015 in Milan, from 6 – 9 October with its next generation glass printer.

On Tuesday, Sappi Europe led the headlines in announcing an extended portfolio of its specialist Algro base papers for thermal printing.  UPM took the lead on Thursday, as it has again been listed as the industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices. On Friday, Goss International took pole position as it announced twenty years of leading press automation technology with Autoplate, a key milestone in the development of web offset printing. Autoplate automatic plate-changing was first introduced on the M-600 press in 1995, offering the ability to plate up an entire web press in less than three minutes. Today, more than 2100 Goss Autoplate units are in operation on a range of commercial and newspaper presses worldwide.

There are several nice sales and installations for you again this week, from Xerox and Bytes at Asset Print in Cape Town, from Fujifilm, Domino with digital labels in the UK, Highcon with a first in France, and also from Heidelberg UK with another Speedmaster. You will also find the latest software release from Axaio, and a new low odour eco-solvent alternative inkjet ink series from Sun Chemical for Roland devices.

The tailender this week quite literally, as it is the last item in the news on Friday, goes to Manroland Sheetfed, which has invested 70,000 Euros in a new CNC machining centre for apprentices in Offenbach.

That’s it until next time. You’ll find a couple more if you scroll down carefully. And we will add the lastest news from GraphExpo on-the-fly!

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

The Inkjet Conference 2015
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From Monday 07 September

Mon 07 September…    The Inkjet Conference 2015 latest update
The largest European inkjet event with 50 speakers, 2 days, 2 tracks takes place in Swissôtel Neuss / Düsseldorf in October…

Tecnau joins the IFS line up at PE2015
First UK presentation for continuous feed solutions at two-week Print Efficiently showcase in Hemel Hempstead next month…

Sun Chemical at GlassPrint 2015 in Düsseldorf
Sun Chemical to present the possibilities of direct glass printing with SunVetro at GlassPrint 2015 from 25 – 26 November…

Asset Print Cape Town goes full service with Xerox
Xerox Colour 1000 makes Asset Print the only digital-to-litho shopfront in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa’s CBD…

Fujifilm’s Uvistar success at Aria Print Centres
Fujifilm’s Uvistar Pro8 proves to be a star performer in the rapidly growing market for sustainable printing…

Tue 08 September…   Sappi Europe extends speciality base paper portfolio
Algro Thermo provides quality direct thermal printing, sharper text, dimensional stability and distinctive whiteness…

Domino’s N600i digital press proves it has Reel Appeal

Reel Appeal, which specialises in self-adhesive and leaflet and booklet labels, has successfully increased sales with Domino N600i…

First Highcon Euclid in France
DLW adds to its line-up to enable a complete digital offering and to complement its Scodix digital enhancement press…

Antalis boosts postage packaging portfolio
Antalis Packaging introduces range of triangular postal tubes…

Sun Chemical launches Streamline ESL 2 ink range
High print quality, low odour eco-solvent alternative ink series for Roland Pro 4 wide-format inkjet printers…

Wed 09 September…  EFI wins nine Must See ‘Ems Awards in 2015 contest
Recognising advanced Fiery innovations, integrated MIS automation and inkjet inks in EFI’s fifth consecutive year at the top…

New Scodix Foil a Graph Expo Must See ‘Ems winner
Scodix is to launch the inline module for the Scodix Ultra Pro enabling users to ‘bring home the gold’ with unmatched efficiency…

Agfa to take chem-free violet plates to next level at WPE
Agfa to launch N95-VCF next generation chemistry-free violet plate at World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg…

Asahi at Labelexpo plus also a pre-show Open House
Asahi Photoproducts highlights fixed colour palette printing at Labelexpo Europe and special open house event…

Heidelberg responds to call for flood-damaged replacement
Flooding at Sterling Print in Barnet, London, led to an urgent order for a Speedmaster SM 74-2 from Heidelberg…

Thu 10 September…   UPM: Transparency adds value in sustainability
UPM has again been listed as the industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices…

Durst to introduce Rho Vetrocer at Vitrum 2015:
The next generation digital glass press for wider range of applications with multilayer print on round and shaped glass…

Xerox technology helps the work flow in Chicago
Three Graph Expo 2015 Must See ‘Ems winners on display along with an array of high-end digital colour printing technologies…

Highcon Axis Web-to-Pack platform at Graph Expo
Highcon collaboration with XMPie and Esko to provide this best-of-breed solution to its customers, to be demonstrated at the show…

Axaio MadeToPrint Server now Creative Cloud compatible
Axaio Software’s MadeToPrint Server version is now compatible with Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud 2015…

Fri 11 September…   Goss marks 20 years of leading press automation technology
Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss honours this key milestone in the history of offset printing…

BDT Tornado Feeder with Kodak NexPress at Graph Expo
Kodak adopts TPF-550 Long Sheet Deep Pile Feeder from BDT Media Automation for the NexPress, to be shown live in Chicago…

Xeikon partners with Alwan for G7 colour matching

Benefits of complete inline digital colour management and verification to be demonstrated at Graph Expo, 13 – 16 September…

FreeFlow Core Cloud wins 2015 Must See ‘Ems Award

Xerox FreeFlow Core Cloud to lead impressive array of Xerox workflow announcements on show at Graph Expo in Chicago…

Manroland’s apprenticeship programme just got better

Manroland Sheetfed has invested 70,000 Euros in a new CNC machining centre for apprentices in Offenbach, Germany…

Friday lead article from previous update… 

Previous…   Manroland Web: Start of Apprenticeships 2015
Young talent for Manroland Web Systems in Augsburg. Like every year at this time, young trainees begin their professional future…

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…

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02

Previous…    World first ‘Direct Print Powered by KHS’ with Xaar 1002 Printheads
Innovative Martens Brouwerij in Belgium prints directly onto 12,000 PET beer bottles per hour to deliver ‘on-the-fly’ customisation at 1080dpi resolution…

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

Prioritising Environmental Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 September

Previous…    Japan’s Federation of Printing Industries Leading the Way
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 September

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

Previous…    drupa World Tour starts in September:
Over 40 drupa events on all five continents, resulting in around 440,000 flight kilometres on business for drupa…

drupa World Tour startet im September:
Über 40 drupa-events auf allen fünf Kontinenten. Rund 440.000 Flugkilometer im Einsatz für die drupa…

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.

FESPA Mexico 2015 signals positive buying behaviour
Strong signals of confidence in the Mexican wide-format printing sector, with exhibitors reporting positive interest and buying intentions from visitors…

Previous…    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…

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