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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Xerox to split into two companies

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Saturday 30 January 2016
Welcome to another busy week of news highlights which has seen no less than 64 articles go online since last Monday, including new additions to our FESPA and drupa Newsrooms and Online Features for 2016. You will also find the latest drupa Expert Article No 7 by Sophie Matthews-Paul, addressing large- and wide-format inkjet.

Once again I will only highlight the odd article as there are just too many and the whole update would become too cumbersome to wade through. Please scroll through them carefully, as there are so many really good articles, and many important announcements, as well as numerous excellent recent orders and installations: led by Manroland Web Systems on Monday for another new Lithoman web – this time for North America; followed on Wednesday by a very large sheetfed order for Heidelberg in Sweden. There are so many more to check out this week, from MPS, Screen, KBA, Heidelberg in the USA and UK; from both Manroland Web and Manroland Sheetfed; IFS with Horizon successes; Xeikon, Asahi, Technotrans with Komoris; Fujifilm inkjet and also Fujifilm with workflow, Bobst with a couple of world firsts, and lastly for Muller Martini in North America with no less than six Sigmaline systems.

You will also find new kit and new consumables announcements this week from Rotoflex, Ricoh, Meech with Xeikon; Onyx for Epson; Hybrid Software, and lastly from Flint Group with a new lightweight sleeve for flexo.

On Thursday, EFI announced excellent results for its fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2015; and then came back on Friday with its latest move in China; and also with a special report out of Connect 2016, where EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes.

On Saturday as a late addition, Xerox took the headlines with its Fourth Quarter and 2015 earnings… plus a surprise announcement following a comprehensive structural review, that the Company is to separate into two Public Companies by the end of 2016. You’ll also find Andreas Weber’s take on the planned split.

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

Mon 25 Jan…   European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of SureColor wide- format aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

Finishing 4.0 from Muller Martini at drupa 2016

Muller Martini interconnects all process steps in print finishing through its Connex workflow and data management system…

Fujifilm at Packaging Innovations 2016 at the NEC

Fujifilm to showcase creative packaging applications on the Acuity LED 1600 II at Packaging Innovations next month…

FINAT’s biennial Technical Seminar in Barcelona
Facing the Future: FINAT Technical Seminar from 16 – 18 March to set label industry firmly on track…

Freeport Press selects Lithoman press for new plant
Complete array of Manroland Web Systems Autoprint technology to be installed in New Philadelphia, Ohio facility…

UPM gains another sustainability accolade
Corporate Knights ranks UPM on the 25th place in the list of 100 most sustainable corporations in the world…

Global Graphics strategic relationship with Roland DG

Global Graphics has announced a strategic business relationship with Roland DG Corporation…

Growth for Etiket results in third MPS press

MPS has confirmed the sale and recent installation of a new EF 430 flexo press at Etiket Nederland…

Rotoflex revamps Vericut for digital label finishing

Vericut3 brings a completely redesigned platform for the most advanced digital or conventional label web…

Tue 26 Jan…  
Ricoh to launch eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA Digital
Ricoh to launch aqueous resin latex inks for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series wide-format printers at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam…

New EFI Fiery workflow option increases SAi throughput
SAi and EFI collaborate to deliver seamless device integration for Fiery Driven print-and-cut environments…

Buy one copy of QuarkXPress 2015 and get one free
Until 15 February, 2016 everyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 2015 will receive a second license free…

Rever’s adds second Screen Truepress Jet label press
Etiquetas Adhesivas Rever doubles its digital label capacity with second Screen Truepress Jet L350UV press…

Nava Press adds Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106 LE UV

New Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106 LE UV with Inpress Control in production at Nava Press Milan, to increase capacity…

Grafika increases productivity with Prinect

Prinect from Heidelberg leads to drastic increases in production efficiencies for Grafika in Pennsylvania…

Crossmark opts for KBA Rapida 106 six-colour LED press
Family-owned general commercial firm Crossmark Graphics sought advanced technology and partnership with KBA….

Adam opts for Manroland Web Systems’ heatset upgrades

Manroland on top with Inline Control for Adam e-upgrade…

Route One adds perfect service from IFS

Horizon BQ470 perfect binder from IFS UK expands online operation’s production capabilities in Rotherham, UK…

Xeikon optimises digital press solutions with Meech
Xeikon partners with Meech and invests in CyClean non-contact web cleaning for Xeikon 3050 and Xeikon 3500 presses…

Wed 27 Jan…   
Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests €13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2 from 8 – 11 March…

Duplo’s Northern Lights targets success in Leeds

Duplo’s first ‘Northern Lights’ event at The Lowry in Salford in 2015: For 2016 it is moving to Leeds…

Onyx Graphics: Full support for new Epson SureColor series
Onyx to provide full software support for the new SC-S80600 / SC-S60600 / SC-S40600 series printers…

TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

PS2 Print adds peripherals to its Komori LS 429 M
PS2 in Runcorn, UK takes control with pressroom peripherals from Technotrans for its Komori H-UV press…

Domino N610i digital inkjet label press for Charapak UK
Derbyshire-based Charapak diversifies into new markets with Domino’s N610i digital inkjet label press…

Headley Brothers takes Superia approach to success

Kent-based fourth generation family-run business, Headley Brothers, opts for Fujifilm and workflow automation…

Koliprint installs Nordic’s first Xeikon 9800

The Finnish direct marketing solutions specialist Koliprint Oy adopts cost-effective Xeikon digital production…

Flint Group launches new Rotec Lightweight Sleeve
Plate mounting sleeve for conventional plate mounting with weight savings up to 40 per cent is now available from Flint Group…

Thu 28 Jan…   EFI reports record revenue for Fourth Quarter, exceeds outlook
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2015…

Canon wins People’s Choice Award at The Circulars 2016

Canon has won the prestigious People’s Choice Award in Switzerland for its toner cartridge recycling programme…

Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved with wide-format from the start…

Hybrid Software launches Cloudflow Share

Cloudflow Share: A unique, groundbreaking file transfer product for transferring digital data between sites…

Muller Martini systems meet new market requirements

The CoLiner pre-gathering unit for the Proliner absorbs increases in insert volumes optimally…

The world’s first Bobst Visioncut 106 LER at Ostermöller
Ostermöller Verpackungen in Bunde, commissions the world’s first Bobst Visioncut 106 LER in-line separating die-cutter…

Heidelberg USA’s most recent Stahlfolder installations

Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH and KH series boosts customer productivity with recent North American installations…

Three Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600s for Graphics Works

Graphics Works adds three more Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 inkjet printers following success of first machine…

TCP Industry installs first Roland 700 Evolution in Thailand

Renowned Thai printer adds seven-colour Roland 700 Evolution with coating module and InlineColorPilot…

White Star boosts Komori H-UV press with Technotrans

Press peripherals support White Star Printing’s focus on quality on its latest Komori LS 429 H-UV press…

Fri 29 Jan…  Add More KBA to your day [at drupa 2016]
A confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
EFI reveals its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes…

EFI increases investment in China with latest move
EFI relocates its Asia-Pacific HQ from Singapore to new Shanghai high-tech customer experience centre…

Sappi Fusion brings huge success to vintage-look display

Lucky Strike entry garners POPAI Award Gold and Display Superstar in Silver with Sappi Fusion topliner a key component…

Solid Visions is a new Xerox distributor in Zimbabwe
Bytes Document Solutions appoints Solid Visions Technologies as Zimbabwe’s latest Xerox distributor…

GMG Academy offers a colour management drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees colour management training programme at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany…

The world’s first Bobst Expertfold 165 folder-gluer

Cartonnages du Dauphiné sees a 30 per cent productivity uplift and enters new markets with the Bobst Expertfold 165…

Rosehill Press looks to Heidelberg for major update
Rotherham-based Rosehill Press automates its workflows and invests front to back with Heidelberg in the UK…

Six new Muller Martini Sigmalines for Quad/Graphics
Muller Martini’s SigmaLine opens up new business models and market opportunities in digital book production…

Familiarity breeds confidence for Manroland Sheetfed

Shengzhou Yuchen Packaging & Printing acquires brand-new six-colour Roland 700 with coating module sheetfed press…

Sat 30 Jan – Special late additions will carry through to Mon 01 Feb…

Xerox reports Fourth-Quarter and 2015 earnings
Strong earnings and cash flow as a result of continuous focus on productivity and business model optimisation…

Xerox to separate into two market-leading Public Companies

Following completion of a comprehensive structural review, Xerox separation expected to be complete by the end of 2016…

Xerox: no risk – no fun!

During the last three years Xerox was not able to speed up its premium business in graphic communications. My take: by Andreas Weber…

Lead articles from Friday 22 January and previous update…

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…

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

Technology-related 2016 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

NEW…   TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi Photoproducts to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

Online Features 2016 Jan/Feb  Chapter 03

Exclusive Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
At EFI Connect 2016, EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how the company plans to respond to market changes…

NEW…   Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests ?13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package….

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs in 2016

Latest…    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

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…   Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by international independent consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved at the start of wide-format developments following their evolution into the devices they are today…

ALSO 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

Previous…    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.

NEW…   Add More KBA to your day
Confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

GMG Academy offers a colour management training drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees comprehensive colour management training program at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, from 9 – 11 June…

Previous…    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…

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

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam

NEW…   Mimaki adds Light Black to its portfolio of sublimation inks
Spot colour ink options expanded from February 2016 to support greater apparel and textile production possibilities…

Ricoh to launch new eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA 2016
Ricoh to launch own aqueous resin (AR) latex ink for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series of wide-format printers at FESPA Digital…

European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of wide-format SureColor aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

Previous…    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…   FESPA Africa Forum to visit Lagos and Nairobi
The first FESPA Africa Forum will be hosted in the growth economies of Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya in April 2016…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2, 8 – 11 March…

Previous…    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…

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