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Global News: HP’s PageWide disrupts the Inkjet Printing Business

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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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…

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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.

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…

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