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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 05 October 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 02 October, which this week highlights the fact that Ricoh, one of the biggest players in the graphic arts market, has maintained its place on the DJSI World Index for the third year running. They are considered the gold standard for sustainability and they are strict, with external audits, so they matter. Please don’t skip it. You’ll also find the official announcement from Ricoh South Africa in Thursday’s headlines. On Monday, Flint Group announced the publication of its Sustainability Report which you can download as a PDF. You will also find news from UPM and the Finnish Environment Institute on Wednesday.

News from Messe Düsseldorf in our drupa Newsroom this week, in both English and German, for drupa innovation park 2016: the heartbeat of innovation, where few areas at drupa 2016 (31 May to 10 June) will be so packed with innovations as Hall 7.0 — the home of the drupa innovation park in six themed areas. Please don’t miss it. 

There are new additions in Online Features Chapter 07 from Gallus; and from Adare with Esko; and also in the FESPA Newsroom for FESPA Eurasia which takes place from 10 – 13 December, in Istanbul.

News this week included pre-show announcements for WAN-IFRA and the World Publishing Conference in Hamburg, which opens its doors today, until Wednesday (5 – 7 October), with Kodak leading the headlines on Monday with its show focus, while Agfa Graphics provided more news on its showings on Thursday. There are pre-show announcements from Sawgrass for C!Print in Madrid this week; and Kornit Digital for ITMA in Milan in November. A couple related to InPrint in Munich in November also appear on Friday.

A large proportion of this week’s news obviously centred around Labelexpo which opened on Tuesday in Brussels. Gallus led the headlines on the opening day with the official global sales launch of its new DCS 340 digital press for the label printing market, followed by EFI with the first Jetrion 4950LX one-pass LED inkjet label press, and new Packaging Productivity Suite; Domino announced hybrid integration with AB Graphics’ Digicon 3; while MPS also launched its EF Symjet hybrid press integrated with Domino at the Brussels event; followed by HP Indigo, as it showcased a large number of portfolio advancements and continued customer adoption, which demonstrate growing digital market opportunity. Kodak led on Wednesday with its new high-performance Electra Max Thermal Plate which delivers improved performance, and at the same time helps reduce environmental impact; while Xeikon announced its new Fusion concept which it classes as a breakthrough technology, and Sun Chemical displayed new ink ran ges. But there’s so much more if you work through this week’s collection of 43 news items. I don’t have space to highlight them all.

There are numerous new developments (in addition to those announced at Labelexpo), including IFS with a new SmartSlitter from Horizon on Monday; and on Wednesday Ricoh launched an inline SquareBack booklet-making option in collaboration with Watkiss; also X-Rite on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Several key sales and installations include numerous recent successes for HP Indigo, which are included in its Labelexpo show announcement on Tuesday; then on Wednesday and beyond, Heidelberg UK with a Linoprint digital press and CTP at Pinstripe in Birmingham; SPGPrints at Adamtec in Spain; HP Indigo again at Lorge in France; more Linoprint digital from Heidelberg UK at Barclays in Leyton; Onyx software at KL Druck in Germany; and SPGPrints again at RAKO-Etiketten in Germany. We also have a number of Xeikon successes out of Labelexpo lined-up for this coming week.

As a tailender, don’t miss KBA, which led the headlines on Thursday with KBA Report No 47, available now to order or to download as a PDF in multiple languages from the link provided in the article. This latest issue showcases the relevance of print under the motto ‘Products, Practices, Perspectives’.

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 28 September

Mon 28 September…    Kodak to focus on ‘Sustained Efficiency’ at WAN-IFRA 2015
Company aims to take print market forward with revolutionary approach to efficiency improvement and waste reduction…

Flint Group publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Flint Group has today announced publication of its 2015 Sustainability Report which can be downloaded here…

250 years anniversary for Hubergroup next month
The earliest known printing ink manufacturer in Germany to celebrate its official anniversary celebrations in October…

IFS introduces new Horizon SmartSlitter

All-in-one smart sheet processing system that can slit, gutter cut, edge trim, cross-cut, perforate and crease in one pass…

Operative and 5 fifteen partner for ad sales solution
Publishers can now manage their digital and print businesses in a single, combined platform through a central hub…

Sawgrass at C!Print Madrid 2015 from 6 – 8 October
To present the VJ 628 system, the newest addition to Sawgrass’ line of Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems…

Tue 29 September…   
Global launch of the Gallus DCS 340 at Labelexpo Europe
Heidelberg announces the official global sales launch of the new DCS 340 digital press for the label printing market in Brussels…

EFI Jetrion LED fully inline label system at Labelexpo

EFI showcases first Jetrion 4950LX one-pass LED inkjet label press and new Packaging Productivity Suite in Brussels…

Domino launches N610i integration module at Labelexpo
Forming a digital hybrid solution based on its proven 7 colour digital label press, integrated with AB Graphics’ Digicon 3…

HP Indigo labels and packaging innovation at Labelexpo

HP showcases portfolio advancements and continued customer adoption, demonstrating growing digital market opportunity…

MPS partners with Domino for new EF Symjet hybrid press
MPS announces partnership with Domino for new EF Symjet hybrid press launched at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels…

Cerm inspires collaboration beyond MIS at Labelexpo

Launching new Quick Quote module, updates on digital shopfront Web4Labels and announcing new industry partnerships….

Sun Chemical showcases latest innovations in Brussels
Sun Chemical highlights commitment to labels and narrow web market with new products at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

SunJet showcases next generation inkjet at Labelexpo
The SunJet division of Sun Chemical presents its next generation single pass inkjet inks together with OEM partner Durst…

Labelexpo première for Evolution Series flexo proofer

Print Proof Solutions’ Evolution Series offline table-top wet flexo proofer débuts at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

Wed 30 September…  Kodak showcases Electra Max plate at Labelexpo Europe
New high-performance Electra Max thermal plate delivers maximum performance and helps reduce environmental impact…

The new Gallus DCS 340 and much more at Labelexpo 2015
Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels this week saw the global sales launch of the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label press and much more…

Xeikon announces Fusion: Breakthrough technology

High-end labels. One pass. One platform. All digital. In fully automated production at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

The BPIF to hold two colour seminars
BPIF launches Technical Compliance Certificate for Process Colour Management. Seminars on 15 October and 5 November…

UPM and the Finnish Environment Institute’s ecostudy
UPM and SYKE’s study on ecosystem services provides more insight into the environmental impacts of wood-based products…

Manroland FoldLine and FormerLine: Best-in-Class
Manroland Web Systems has successfully expanded its competencies at the digital printing finishing sector…

Watkiss powers Ricoh booklet making solution

Ricoh has launched an inline SquareBack booklet-making solution in collaboration with UK’s Watkiss Automation…

X-Rite releases new cloud-based version of ColorCert

Version 2.6 of ColorCert includes features that enhance quality while increasing flexibility and ease-of-use….

Pinstripe beefs up its digital, CTP and colour capabilities

The latest Pinstripe Print Group investment includes a Heidelberg Suprasetter 75 CTP device and Linoprint CV press…

Thu 01 October…   The new KBA Report No. 47 is out now!
Showcase for the relevance of print under the motto ‘Products, practices, perspectives’. Latest 52-page issue available now…

Ricoh listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Ricoh has been listed in the DJSI for the third year in a row with industry best score in four categories…

Image enhancement for cost-effective high-quality at WPE

Agfa Graphics announces new IntelliTune and OptiInk at the World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, Germany next week…

Esko partners with press manufacturer Comexi
Esko training and certification of Comexi staff to bring benchmark colour and flexo processes to Comexi customers…

Latest GMG software supports new FOGRA51/52 datasets
As a leading developer of high-end colour management software, GMG works closely with global standards organisations…

Xeikon CX3 Cheetah digital label press open for orders
Label printers worldwide give positive feedback on Xeikon CX3, which as of Labelexpo Europe this week is available to order…

SPGPrints DSI digital UV-inkjet press sale to Adamtec
Spanish label converter Adamtec invests in SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet press at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels…

Gallus collaborates with GEW for ultra-efficient UV curing
At Labelexpo, the Gallus ECS 340 is equipped with the latest UV system from GEW, based on its E2C technology…

Meech static control and web cleaning at Labelexpo
Meech showcases its complete static control and web cleaning ranges at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels…

X-Rite launches new industrial quality Light Booth
The Judge QC for effective evaluation of colour, improves quality control for textile, paint, plastics and packaging companies…

Fri 02 October…   Joint venture officially creates Flint Group Africa
Flint Group and Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems have announced the completion of their joint venture…

KBA attracted large crowds at Graph Expo 2015
Graphic arts decision-makers met with KBA executives, seeking its leading edge technology for all markets…

InPrint Online Registration to open in just a few days
Free InPrint Show Preview with Conference Programme and new White Paper on Growth Potential for Industrial Inkjet…

Mimaki flexes Industrial Print muscles for InPrint 2015

Market demand drives creative, productive and highly profitable portfolio developments for the Munich show next month…

Kornit to expand textile market reach at ITMA 2015
Kornit Digital to unveil new Vulcan system for addressable direct-to-garment market, including medium-to-long runs…

New HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press for Lorge
French label printing specialist, Lorge, enhances print quality and increase capacity with the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press…

Linoprint CP arrives at Barclay’s Print this week
Three years after buying its first digital press from Heidelberg, Barclay’s Print has returned for a Linoprint CP…

KL Druck boosts wide-format file processing with Onyx
New version of Onyx software helps company deliver on its targets of quality and productivity on 14 wide-format printers…

Third SPGPrints RotaLEN for RAKO-Etiketten
RAKO-Etiketten ramps up narrow-web rotary screen productivity with third SPGPrints RotaLEN laser engraver…

Lead article from last Friday and the previous update… 

Previous…   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…

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.

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

Adare redefines flexible packaging with Esko’s Equinox
End-to-end optimisation and colour consistency ensure customer engagement and long-term growth in high quality flexo print…

The new Gallus DCS 340 and much more at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels this week saw the global sales launch of the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label press…

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

Ricoh On Top
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 October

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

drupa innovation park 2016: The heartbeat of innovation
Few areas at drupa 2016 will be so packed with innovations as Hall 7.0 – the home of the drupa innovation park. In six themed areas…

drupa innovation park 2016: Herzschlag der Innovationen
In wohl kaum einer anderen Messehalle wird die Innovationsdichte zur drupa 2016 so hoch sein, wie in Halle 7.0 – der Heimat des drupa innovation park…

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 Eurasia exhibitors help industry stay one step ahead
FESPA Eurasia 2015 in Istanbul in December, will bring visitors the latest technologies and allow them to explore new markets and segments…

Previous…    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…

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