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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Focus on new Print Applications for Growth

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The first results of the 2nd drupa Global Insights Report “Touch the future – Applications that can create growth” are out now. Implementing new print applications is for many the best way to regain growth in the demand for print.

Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 16 November 2015

Welcome to another week of news highlights with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 13 November, which examines an ongoing European initiative linked to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) directive which could perhaps spell the end of gravure printing in Europe. For the full article, please visit our Verdigris environmental section. The link appears below, or via the index on our Website.

The week’s news began with Durst at ITMA, where the company launched a new series of super high-performance multi-pass inkjet printers for digital textile production and a new pigmented ink; while Goss International’s new owners have announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer. Tuesday saw KBA publish its third quarter 2015 figures, having achieved a pre-tax profit with a turnaround in earnings and with continued solid order intake. It really is beginning to look good.

On Wednesday, Messe Düsseldorf led the headlines as it announced that its Second Global Insights Report is nearing completion and will be available soon in English (and in 7 languages overall). The detailed announcement appears in both English and German in our drupa Newsroom, Please don’t miss it. Bobst also in the headlines with a Gold Award at FEFCO 2015 in Barcelona, for its advanced digital inkjet corrugated press which uses Kodak’s high-speed Stream Inkjet technology.

On Thursday, Sappi Limited published its results for the fourth quarter and full 2015 financial year and is also looking good, with a strong performance and with full year earnings per share excluding special items up 55% for the financial year ended 30 September. FESPA announced its call for entries for the 2016 Awards, marking the start of its search for pioneering and innovative projects in the industry.

Friday’s headlines began with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen revealing that it is on course after the first half of financial year 2015/2016, with sales and result up on the previous year. The second half was also boosted by the sale of the company’s central-Heidelberg headquarters which was posted as income.

You will find quite a number of show-related articles again this week, led by EFI Reggiani on Tuesday, as it showcased new innovations in textile technology at ITMA 2015, including the debut of the new ReNOIR NEXT system. Then we have Mimaki with new inks. Also DuPont and EFI Reggiani on Wednesday, with new inks. Then we have ColorGATE at InPrint in Munich. You will also find an announcement from Baumer on Friday with the world première of a new Tesla family of innovative, high-performance application heads for hot melt adhesives, out of the recent FachPack show in Nuremberg.

A selection of sales and installations successes began with numerous sales from Duplo on Monday out of its recent and successful London Calling event. There’s also a separate announcement from Rapidity with Duplo. On Wednesday Goss International announced that Sandhills Publishing has invested in a new eight-unit Sunday 2000 web press and Pacesetter high-speed saddlestitcher; while EDS Group chose Manroland Web Systems for its latest Lithoman relocation and a Lithoman upgrade. On Thursday Heidelberg UK announced that a Speedmaster XL 75-5+L will be delivered to Thomson Print & Packaging in Edinburgh, Scotland early next year; and the first all-in-one design and print shop in Cape Town’s exclusive Atlantic seaboard suburb of Sea Point, All@OneStop, has added a Xerox press from Bytes.

On Friday, Altacel Flexible Packaging in Weesp, The Netherlands, announced that it has recently fired up a gearless 10-colour KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG flexo press. This article also appears in Online Features to enable additional photographs to be included, so please don’t miss it. It’s stunning!  Also on this day, independently-owned South African print and design store Wizardz has added a new Xerox Colour C70 printer in TygerValley, Cape Town; while also in South Africa, JMB Labels has invested in a second MPS flexo press and first EB machine in Africa for its Amalgam, Johannesburg plant.

If you work down the list carefully, you will also find other key announcements this week from Xeikon, Gandy, Ricoh Europe with Elsevier, UPM at the CBD Business and Biodiversity Forum 2015 in Helsinki, and from Imaging Solutions and Taopix, among others.

Until next time. My best regards,

Mike Hilton

Fespa Awards 2016

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

Mon 09 November…    Durst to launch new Alpha series inkjet printers at ITMA 2015
New generation of super high-performance multi-pass inkjet printers for digital textile production and a new pigmented ink…

Goss International Corporation appoints new CEO
Goss International has announced the appointment of Mohit Uberoi as its new president and chief executive officer…

Xeikon expands DecoFlex partnership in Southern Africa
Digital print specialist to target growth in South Africa and Southern Africa with additional expert representation…

Gandy Digital announces new EMEA facility in Zaventem
New Facility in Zaventem, Belgium, close to Brussels airport to boost EMEA customer service and business growth…

007 Theme helps Bonding for Duplo’s London Calling

Duplo’s London Calling has been hailed yet another success, with deals signed at the show worth almost £750,000…

Rapidity chooses Duplo iSaddle to ramp up A4 landscape work
Rapidity has embarked on a new wave of investment for its modern Ricoh-equipped digital print hub in Central London…

Tue 10 November…   Third quarter 2015 report for Koenig & Bauer (KBA)
KBA has achieved a pre-tax profit with the turnaround in earnings announced, and with continued solid order intake…

Duplo announces new PFI brand for growth drive
Duplo International to introduce new PFI-branding to open up global market opportunities with wider product range…

EFI Reggiani to debut new printer at ITMA 2015
EFI Reggiani to showcase new innovations in textile technology at ITMA 2015, including debut of the new ReNOIR NEXT system…

Mimaki to demo new neon and flourescent inks at ITMA
New Neon Yellow and Pink Fluorescent inks ideal for low-volume high-quality use in fashion, sportswear, swimwear and shoes…

ColorGATE solutions for industrial printing at InPrint 2015
Extensive solutions portfolio includes new Industrial Productionserver, Colorrizer, Rapid Spectro Cube, and PrintProcessLab…

Wed 11 November…  Out soon: 2nd drupa Global Insights Report
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth…

Gold for Bobst at FEFCO 2015 in Barcelona
The Bobst digital printing press for corrugated with Kodak Stream Inkjet technology won the Gold Award for Innovation…

DuPont Artistri inks for EFI Reggiani at ITMA 2015
DuPont Digital Printing collaborates with EFI Reggiani to deliver new Artistri digital textile pigment inks…

Goss Sunday 2000 and Pacesetter 2200 for Sandhills
Sandhills Publishing invests with Goss again for efficiency and sustainability with new eight-unit web and saddlestitcher…

EDS opts for Manroland Web for its Lithoman support

Long-term partnership success as EDS Group chooses Manroland Web Systems for new Lithoman relocation and a Lithoman upgrade…

Thu 12 November…   Sappi Limited Results for 2015 and fourth quarter
Strong performance with full year earnings per share excluding special items up 55% for year ended 30 September…

Ricoh Pro VC60000 wins Elsevier print quality approval
Following extensive testing, the Ricoh Pro VC60000 gains validation to Elsevier’s list of High Quality inkjet print engines…

FESPA Awards 2016 now open for entries
FESPA’s call for entries for its 2016 Awards, marks the start of its search for pioneering and innovative projects in the printing industry…

UPM showcases its biodiversity initiatives in Helsinki

UPM participates in the CBD Business and Biodiversity Forum 2015, held on 11 and 12 November in Helsinki, Finland…

Thomson Print & Packaging to add a B2 facility
A Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-5+L will be delivered to the Edinburgh print and packaging producer early next year…

Xerox first for All @ One Stop in Sea Point, Cape Town
The first all-in-one design and print shop in Cape Town South Africa’s exclusive Atlantic seaboard suburb of Sea Point…

Fri 13 November…   Heidelberg results for Q2 and first half 2015/2016
Heidelberg on course after the first half of financial year 2015/2016 with sales and result up on previous year…

Imaging Solutions and Taopix announce new partnership
Co-operation to provide a front end design and ordering platform and a back end range of lay-flat bookbinding solutions…

Baumer moves the hot melt market at FachPack in Nuremberg
The world première of the new Tesla family of innovative, high- performance application heads from Baumer hhs…

Altacel invests in ‘the difference’ from KBA-Flexotecnica
Altacel Flexible Packaging fires up a KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG flexo press. Said CEO Alec Frijlink: ‘Our company is a racetrack’…

Wizardz Tyger Valley in Cape Town makes magic with Xerox
The independently-owned South African print and design store has added a new Xerox Colour C70 printer…

MPS EB label press from Rotocon for JMB Labels in Amalgam
JMB Labels invests in second MPS flexo press and the first EB machine in Africa for its Amalgam, Johannesburg, South Africa plant…

Lead articles from Friday 06 November and previous update… 

Previous…   InPrint 2015 Show and Conference starts Tuesday 10 November
Industrial Speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D technologies for functional, decorative, packaging printing…

Fujifilm announces series of global Corrugated Summits
Fujifilm is launching a series of one-day Corrugated Summits to be held in November and December at its Broadstairs, UK facility…

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 in 2015 Chapter 01

Previous…    Alpha version of Paper Guide launched for industry comment
The best practice guide, ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ will shortly be released in an Alpha version for open industry comment. You can also take part!…

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…

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

Altacel invests in ‘the difference’ from KBA-Flexotecnica
Altacel Flexible Packaging in Weesp fires up a EVO XG flexo press from KBA-Flexotecnica a few weeks ago. CEO Alec Frijlink: ‘Our company is a racetrack’…

Previous…    Ricoh Europe research warns businesses are unprepared
A massive 92 per cent of European businesses admit they aren’t ready for the Digital Single Market due to come into force in 2016…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Chemical Reactions
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 November

Previous…    Fresh Air Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 November

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

Out soon: 2nd drupa Global Insights Report

Touch the future – Applications that can create growth…

2. drupa Global Insights Report erscheint in Kürze
Touch the future – Anwendungen mit Wachstumspotenzial…

Previous…    Packaging Touchpoint at drupa 2016:
The packaging of tomorrow – experience the future, now…

Touchpoint packaging zur drupa 2016:
Verpackungen von morgen – schon heute zum Anfassen…

3D fab+print Touchpoint for drupa 2016
3D printing up close: Innovation, Vision and Best Practices.

Touchpoint 3D fab+print zur drupa 2016

3D-Druck zum Anfassen: Innovationen, Visionen und Best-Practices…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series
Can be accessed via our Drupa Newsroom, in the Index on the Home page.

Most recent…    Crossing the finish line – a Cinderella story
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 4, by Cary Sherburne, well-known author, journalist and marketing consultant focused on marketing communications for the printing and publishing industries…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors

Previous…    Entries are open for the third Lenstar Lenticular Print Awards
Drupa venue announced for 2016 Lenstar Lenticular Print Awards to be held in the drupa innovation park on 2 June 2016…

Ricoh to showcase innovative new ways to transform business at drupa 2016
Ricoh will bring a range of products and services to drupa 2016 that will enable Print Service Providers to step ahead on their paths of transformation…

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

FESPA Awards 2016 now open for entries

FESPA’s call for entries for its 2016 Awards, marks the start of its search for pioneering and innovative projects in the printing industry…

Previous…    FESPA Asia returns to Bangkok in 2017
FESPA is delighted to announce FESPA Asia will take place in February 2017 at the BITEC exhibition centre, Bangkok, Thailand…

FESPA Global Summit returns for 2015
FESPA offers growth planning insights to leading printers at its Global Summit, from 1 – 2 December 2015, at the Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam…

Textile print heroes converge at FESPA Textile 2016
FESPA Fabric rebrands to reflect fast-expanding, multi-application textile sector…

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

Antalis South Africa, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druc kmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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