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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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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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