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Mike Hilton’s Global News: drupa 2016 around the corner

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 22 January 2016

A Happy New Year to all our readers and followers, subscribers and sponsors. Despite the challenges, I sincerely hope 2016 will turn out to be a good one for all of us as we approach drupa in Düsseldorf at the end of May, preceded by FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March. 

Welcome to news highlights for the last few days or so in 2015, and then for the New Year, along with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blogs for the first three weeks of 2016. You will also find the very latest in our FESPA Newsroom for the upcoming FESPA Digital and its associated events in Amsterdam in March, as well as the very latest FESPA corporate news for the Southern European Print Congress in Italy in April. You may also take note that the deadline for this year’s FESPA Awards has now been extended until 15 February.

The latest also appears in our drupa Newsroom from visitors and the organisers, together with the most recent Expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service. Please don’t miss them as drupa 2016 is just asround the corner.

I won’t highlight the news this week as there are a lot you can browse through yourself. Just don’t miss EFI and Xaar appointments, and also those from KBAIFS, and Heidelberg and Gallus in the UK. Gerold Linzbach is also back at work as CEO of Heidelberg. You’ll find some stunning sales and installations, including web presses from KBA and Manroland Web Systems, and several important pieces of new kit, too… especially from KAMA and Duplo, and Epson with a new range of wide-format inkjet presses.

Newsmaker of the year thus far and as my tailender, goes to UPM Kymmene for its various environmental awards and accolades. Our sincere congratulations to everyone involved.

I’ll be back next week around the same time.

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

Wed 23 and 30 Dec…   EFI appoints CIO to leadership team
Silicon Valley IT executive Sheri Rhodes has joined Electronics for Imaging as chief information officer…

Flint Group confirms the acquisition of Xeikon
Flint has confirmed the acquisition of Xeikon, which will propel the organisation further into the digital solutions market…

Mon 04 Jan 2016…   Happy New Year 2016 to all our Website visitors
To all our visitors and sponsors, we wish you the Compliments of the Season and a very Happy and Peaceful New Year in 2016…

The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

Manroland Sheetfed’s fourth profitable year in a row
Consistency and stability put Manroland Sheetfed on course for fourth profitable year, and most profitable in recent memory…

IFS UK chairman role for Tony Hards
On 1 January 2016, after a lifetime serving the print industry, IFS’s Tony Hards has become company chairman…

YMC April Summit in Budapest high on 2016 priority list

New board at FINAT’s Young Managers Club ready for 2016.

Wed 06 Jan…  Epson to show power of inkjet for homewares at Heimtextil
Coordinated plates, cutlery, vases and tables decorated using Epson dye sub shows opportunities for décor specialists…

The Mimaki visualisation of things kicks off in 2016
European January 2016 trade show schedule focuses on textiles, promotional items and signs & display graphics…

Kornit Digital teams with Turnowsky for Heimtextil
Leading design house and digital inkjet technology leader to demonstrate opportunities for the home textile industry…

Xeikon plans we approach for Heimtextil 2016

Xeikon to feature innovation in wallpaper production at Heimtextil 2016 in Frankfurt Decoration Suite…

Mon 11 Jan…   Tali Digital adds first Truepress Jet W3200UV HS in Africa
Sandton-based Tali Digital has installed the first Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS wide-format printer in South Africa…

Professor Neil Hopkinson joins Xaar
Xaar strengthens its 3D printing business with the appointment of Professor Neil Hopkinson as director of 3D Printing…

New Year appointments at Heidelberg UK
Derek Gillard to take on national second-hand sales, making way for Neil Fletcher, Andrew Hall and Bill McCudden…

New head of digital sales Europe at Gallus
Karl-Gerhard Amerongen has joined the Gallus Group in St. Gallen, Switzerland as head of digital sales Europe…

Wed 13 Jan…   UPM Kymi pulp mill officially reopened
UPM celebrates inaugural opening of expanded and revamped Kymi pulp mill in Kuusankoski, Finland…

Thu 14 Jan…   
Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will exhibit at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March for wide-format digital and textile event’s tenth anniversary…

Heidelberg CEO returns to work

Gerold Linzbach returns to his duties as CEO of Heidelberg…

IST offers LE-UV and LED-UV retrofits in UK
IST (UK) launches retrofit service for LE-UV, LED-UV/LUV and conventional UV drying on Heidelberg presses…

Wed 20 Jan… Epson launches new range of SureColor SC-S printers
New trio of 1625mm printers designed to deliver new levels of quality and productivity for signage and display graphics…

New super-fast Epson 1625mm printer for production print
The new Epson SureColor SC-P20000 combines the highest quality at print speeds of up to 17.5 sq/m hr, even when unattended…

Heights UK to launch new Titanium plate processors
Heights announces the launch of the new, high end Titanium range of thermal plate processors in January 2016…

KBA Commander CL for Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle

DuMont media group in Cologne, Germany and one of KBA’s oldest customers expand their 180-year-old partnership…

TCG Legacy adds first Linoprint CP in North America
TCG Legacy anticipates a 20 per cent increase in uptime with Heidelberg’s Linoprint CP digital press…

Thu 21 Jan…   UPM joins United Nations Global Compact LEAD
The United Nations invites UPM in a Finnish first to join the world’s top 50 sustainability leaders…

Heidelberg boosts automation levels in computer-to-plate
Lean processes and extensive automation help companies stand out from the competition in industrial print production…

Sell-out EFI Connect opens in Las Vegas
EFI Connect highlights end-to-end integrated solutions and new market opportunities for customers…

EFI launches new Imaging of Things exchange

At the Connect Conference, EFI announces new exchange to connect customers with other professionals and and print buyers…

Evian used Sappi Fusion to win German Packaging Award

Model AG of Switzerland came up with a smart idea using Sappi’s bright white Fusion topliner…

SMP Group adds Europe’s first Inca Onset X3
SMP Group boosts industrial printing capabilities following installation of Europe’s first 14-channel Inca Onset X3…

Kartongbolaget is first HP Indigo 30000 in Scandinavia

Kartongbolaget i Hälsingborg in Sweden becomes first in Scandinavia to install the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press…

Graphic Packaging returns to Heidelberg for second VLF press
Less than a year after installing the UK’s first 18,000sph Speedmaster XL 145 press, GPI adds second machine…

Roland 700 Evolution for Grafiche Badiali Italy
Grafiche Badiali celebrates 80 year anniversary with a new five-colour Roland 700 Evolution with coater…

Fri 22 Jan…   New Lithoman addition for Remy-Roto in Belgium
Belgian printing company invests in a second Lithoman commercial printing press from Manroland Web Systems…

Five Epson SureColor SC-S60600 for Photobox

Photobox chooses five new-generation Epson Surecolor SC-S60600 printers to boost photo canvas production capacity…

KBA strengthens UK sheetfed sales team for 2016

Peter Banks has joined KBA (UK) to add extra firepower to the sheetfed sales team to meet growing demand…

Richard Warnick to head up KBA Flexo in UK and Ireland

Richard Warnick to head UK and Ireland sales for new KBA-Flexotecnica flexographic printing systems division…

Duplo targets digital print with 150Cr Booklet launch

Duplo has introduced the 150Cr Booklet System to its expanding product portfolio to meet growing market entry-level demands…

KAMA launches new generation of ProCut 58
The compact die-cutter has undergone a comprehensive upgrade for even more efficient finishing for short runs and digital prints…

ACTEGA Terra and Sappi Algro wall calendar has big impact
ACTEGA, Europe’s leading manufacturer of overprint varnishes, has again used Sappi Algro Design for its calendar…

Fifth joint calendar project by ACTEGA Terra and KBA

‘Under the deep blue sea’ unites high quality print finishing and digital media for the first time to create a meaningful symbiosis…

First TRESU iCoat coater in-line with HP Indigo 10000
TRESU Group announces first sale of iCoat coater for integration inline with the HP Indigo 10000 digital press…

Cowan to step up to B2 production in the Spring

Cowan Print plans to spring into B2 in May when it takes delivery of a Heidelberg Speedmaster SX74-5H…

Intec and Canon provide unique solution to key account

Intec Printing Solutions and Canon partner to provide Canon customers with niche envelope printing ability…

Galloways beefs up its digital with a Linoprint CV
Four years after installing a Linoprint C751, Galloways returns to Heidelberg for a supplementary digital press….

Melody Press re-tunes its bindery with Horizon

The new Horizon SPF/FC200A from IFS delivers four-fold productivity increase at Guernsey operation…

Lead articles from Friday 18 December in last 2015 update…

Previous…   Komori Impremia IS29 to be launched in Europe
Komori’s Digital LED-UV Inkjet Impremia IS29 Sheetfed Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January…

Heidelberg UK to sell Gallus labels products
Heidelberg has wholly owned Gallus since August 2014. HeidelbergUK to take on Gallus UK staff and labels portfolio on 1 April 2016…

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 Webs ite.

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
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Nov/Dec 2015 Chapter 08

Previous…    Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…
 
Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs in 2016

NEW in 2016…   Spotters Guide to Greenwashing

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan

Sounding Out Instruments for Growth

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan

Carbon Balanced Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan

Previous…    No Cop Out
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 December

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. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 Expert Article Series
Can be found in our Drupa Newsroom via the Index on the Home page.

NEW in 2016…   The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Finishing 4.0 from Muller Martini at drupa
Muller Martini interconnects all process steps in print finishing through its Connex workflow and data management system…

Previous in 2015…    Komori Inkjet Impremia IS29 official launch at drupa
Komori’s Sheetfed Inkjet Impremia IS29 Digital Printing System arrives at Komori Europe’s Graphics Centre in January prior to official drupa launch….

Muller Martini sets new milestones with Finishing 4.0
Drupa 2016: State-of-the-art drive technology enables print finishing to be targeted in an increasingly automated manner…

Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…

DG press unveils plans for Drupa 2016
The newest technologies and a wide range of services for Drent Goebel machines will be presented by DG press in Hall 10…

Heidelberg to enable Smart Integration for drupa 2016
Heidelberg to showcase the next stage in automated print media production at drupa 2016…

Heidelberg at drupa 2016: ‘Simply Smart’
drupa 2016: Heidelberg to exhibit the digitised future of the print media industry under the motto ‘Simply Smart’…

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

FESPA Digital 2016 Amsterdam

NEW in 2016…   FESPA Textile provides ideal location to learn and share knowledge
FESPA Textile Conference sessions 8 – 11 March to explore the exploding growth of the textile market…

Brett Martin’s latest range for FESPA debut
Brett Martin to exhibit wide range of substrates at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March…

World Wrap Masters competition powers up in Amsterdam
FESPA partners with Avery Dennison and Mimaki for the World Wrap Masters Series Final on 10 and 11 March…

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam sells out
FESPA is delighted to announce that FESPA Digital, European Sign Expo and FESPA Textile 2016 have all sold out…

FESPA Digital 2016’s Content Programme
Educational content to explore trends and opportunities in digital printing available to printers today and give them the power to expand their businesses…

Printeriors 2016 presents ‘The Print Hotel’
Interior design showcase and dedicated conference return with new concept for 2016…

Ricoh set to debut at FESPA Digital 2016
Ricoh will showcase its expanding portfolio of solutions with its first-ever stand at FESPA Digital in March…

Screen’s new Truepress Jet features at FESPA 2016

Screen Europe to use next year’s FESPA in Amsterdam to unveil further developments to its Truepress Jet 3200UV flatbed printer…

Sun Chemical’s world-class inks at FESPA Digital 2016
Global launchpad for SunTex and all new digital inkjet platform – Aquacure and innovative ink chemistry platforms…

FESPA News 2016

NEW in 2016…   Deadline extended to 5 February for FESPA Awards 2016

FESPA’s Global Awards programme recognises the crème de la crème of the print community…

Southern European Print Congress moves to Italy for 2016
FESPA’s 2016 Southern European Print Congress will take place from 19 – 20 April 2016, in Milan, Italy…

FESPA News 2015

FESPA Eurasia delivered its most successful edition
FESPA Eurasia 2015 confirms its position as leading regional event with largest exhibitor and visitor attendance to date…

Success in Shanghai for FESPA China 2015
FESPA China 2015, which took place from 21 – 23 October in partnership with CSGIA at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai proved to be yet another success for FESPA…

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

Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek,  Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA.  Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen 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,  < b>Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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