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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Print goes digital!

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 05 February 2016

Welcome to another week of news highlights which has seen 45 articles go online since last Monday, including new additions to our FESPA and drupa Newsrooms, and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog from last Monday. 

Major announcements this week include Xerox poised to separate into two public companies in a major structural review in Monday’s headlines, along with its latest figures for Q4 and 2015. These were carried over from Saturday a week ago’s late additions, together with Andreas Weber’s take on the announcement. Tuesday’s headlines were led by UPM-Kymmene’s extremely positive Interim Report for Q4 and 2015.

Wednesday saw this week’s most impressive order for Screen highlighted, as Screen accelerates its expansion into the Chinese digital press market with an order for no less than eight Truepress Jet520HD high-speed inkjet presses; while Heidelberg UK announces the appointment of a new Finance Director, succeeding Roderich Kirschenlohr who has returned to Germany, but remains within the Heidelberg Group.

On Thursday Ricoh South Africa took the lead, as it announces that it has extended its South African marketing programme by including digital channels that feed an analytics system. The system includes digital content marketing that includes blogs, social media channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, automated e-mail newsletters, as well as an engagement tracking and escalation system linked to its customer relationship management (CRM) tool, with ties to the sales and marketing teams. Esti Kilian, newly appointed GM of marketing operations, explains more in the article below. Thursday also saw a new key appointment within UPM, as Winfried Schaur is appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America.

Friday saw drupa 2016 take the lead once more, as it announces its primary partner for development and delivery of innovative content for the drupa cube 2016, as international innovation firm The Medici Group, and its founder and CEO Frans Johansson, who are set to spur out-of-the-box thinking throughout the duration of the show.

Johansson caused somewhat of a furore with his 2004 book ‘The Medici Effect’, and since then has been ‘the’ go-to expert for the concepts of thinking and acting outside fixed limits and the “out-of-the-box principle”. Worldwide brands such as American Express, IBM, Nike, Volvo and The Walt Disney Company have already drawn on the strategic expertise of The Medici Group. Now drupa 2016 will do the same in drupa cube.

‘With The Medici Group, we have precisely the right partner at our side for drupa cube. A consistent approach to change management is absolutely necessary to master the challenges in the print, packaging and media sectors,’ said Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa, ‘and we are extremely pleased that we will be presenting a high quality and clearly structured programme that will appeal both to the print and media industry, as well as to web agencies, brands and print buyers, with The Medici Group and other impressive thought leaders at its core.’

More outstanding recent sales and installations this week include Imprimerie de l’Avesnois in France on Friday, as it commissions a Kodak Prosper 6000C high-speed inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems. You’ll also find more this week from KBA in Japan and North America; CHILI Publish in North America; IFS with Horizon; and Edale in the UK, Heidelberg in the USA; and lastly from Fujifilm in the UK with more inkjet.

New kit this week is led by Canon on Tuesday, as it announced the global launch of the new Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers. Also on Tuesday, System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control. On Thursday KBA also returned with its new TouchTronic user interface.

A tailender for you this week from FINAT on Thursday, as it lists its key labelling community activity events for 2016, comprising ts Labelling Competition, Technical Seminars, Webinars Series’, Young Managers Congress, European Label Forum, and much more.

There’s a lot more for you to explore below if you scroll down carefully.

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

With my best regards,

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

Xerox: no risk – no fun!

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

Hybrid Software teams up with Think Laboratory
Hybrid Software teams with key global player in gravure, Think Laboratory, in worldwide OEM deal…

Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distributorship
Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distribution portfolio with Truepress Jet digital label press for Scandinavia…

Sign & Digital UK 2016 third year of growth
Show size has increased by 33 per cent since 2013 with a further 10 per cent growth expected for 2016…

Verotec enhances its digital printing capability
New high performance Mimaki UJF-6042 UV curing LED digital inkjet printer is extremely versatile…

Tue 02 Feb…   UPM-Kymmene Corporation Interim Report for Q4/2015
Interim report Q4/2015: UPM finished 2015 with a strong quarter, while growth projects deliver earnings…

Canon launches Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbeds
Canon Europe announces global launch of the Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers for unrivalled quality and versatility…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b from 31 May – 10 June

Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Two Rapida 106 presses with LED-UV at Tosho Printing

Japanese print firm enhances productivity with KBA LED-UV…

Fineline chooses CHILI publisher for Finelink 2.0
CHILI enables marketing service provider to keep pace with client’s demands for its print procurement platform…

KBA customers embrace System Brunner’s Instrument Flight
System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control…

Wed 03 Feb…   
CNPIEC Digital Printing orders eight Truepress Jets
Screen accelerates expansion into Chinese digital press market with order for eight Truepress Jet520HD presses…

Heidelberg UK appoints new finance director
Simon Gamble has joined Heidelberg UK as finance director and is impressed by company’s positive approach…

Fujifilm Europe partners with Aleyant Pressero
New streamlined and robust Web-to-Print order entry integration to be deployed across Europe, following US success…

SPGPrints at Label & Print 2016 at the NEC Birmingham
SPGPrints to highlight DSI digital UV-inkjet press and variLEX CTP processor at the NEC 24 – 25 February 2016…

Lion FPG brings binding in-house with Horizon

New contract win prompts four clamp binder investment…

Edale compact FLI flexo press for Kelgray
Kelgray has recently installed its fifth Edale press, a 250mm wide Edale FL1, at its West Sussex, UK plant…

Thu 04 Feb…   
Ricoh SA extends lead-generation marketing programme
Ricoh extends the sophistication of its South African marketing by including digital channels that feed an analytics system…

Attractive offers for drupa travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The drupa online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016.

Record bookings for InPrint 2016 show in Milan
InPrint 2016 in November now 80% sold as organisers consider extending floor space for this year’s event…

Winfried Schaur appointed to UPM Paper ENA
Winfried Schaur appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America…

FINAT reveals events agenda for 2016

Key labelling community activity signposts hot topics for 2016…

Print more intuitively with KBA TouchTronic
A maximum of two clicks to every operating function…

Fri 05 Feb…  drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking
Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent

Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

Newspapers à la carte with Kodak Prosper and Manroland Web Systems
Imprimerie de l’Avesnois commissions Kodak Prosper 6000C inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems…

Komori and Highcon announce strategic partnership
Komori is to sell and supporting the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in Japanese market…

Speedmaster CD 102-X with coating and UV for Classic Litho

Classic Litho and Design, Inc. to ramp up productivity with Speedmaster CD 102-X-6+L UV from Heidelberg USA…

AB Print Group latest to invest in Acuity LED 1600

Yorkshire printing company can now offer full in-house service after installing the Fuhifilm Acuity LED 1600…

Achieving fixed colour palette printing with Asahi
By reducing the number of inks to a very low number through smart extended colour gamut design, the entire supply chain benefits…

Lead articles from Friday in last week’s update…

Last Friday’s leads…   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…

EXCLUSIVE Report…   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…

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.

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
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.

Previous…   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…

Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests Euro13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package….

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Doing It
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 01 Feb

Previous…    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.

LATEST…   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

drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking

Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

drupa cube: Die Medici Group ist Innovationspartner der drupa

Bestseller-Autor Frans Johannsson und zwei weitere Vordenker halten die Keynotes im cube während der drupa 2016…

Attractive offers for travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016…

Passende Angebote für Anreise und Unterkunft

Print@home und kostenlos zur drupa mit Bus und Bahn. Online-Ticketshop geöffnet am 2. Januar 2016…

MUST READ…    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.

Lake Image Systems at drupa 2016 in Hall 11

Lake to showcase a full range of variable data integrity and print quality inspection for packaging, labels and commercial print…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b
Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Last time…   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…

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

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam

J-Teck3’s portfolio of five collections at FESPA

J-Teck3 to showcase its market-leading digital inks for textile and graphics applications at FESPA Digital…

Sawgrass will showcase full portfolio at FESPA Digital
Sawgrass to present award-winning Virtuoso 630mm 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March,,,

Kiian to showcase wide variety of textiles at FESPA
Kiian Digital to present diverse applications achievable with its full sublimation range at FESPA Digital…

Mimaki set to inspire Digital Print Heroes at FESPA Digital 2016
The future of digital printing for signs & display graphics and textiles is available today…

European debut for Onyx 12 at FESPA Digital
Onyx Graphics driving ONYX Thrive software at FESPA Digital…

Fujifilm reveals more for FESPA Digital in March
Fujifilm the perfect business partner at FESPA Digital 2016…

Last week…   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…

FESPA Federation News 2016

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent
Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

FESPA Textile partner lineup revealed
8 – 11 March: The biggest textile event with the most comprehensive showcase of digital textile print technologies in Europe this year…

Last week…   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…

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

Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI, Esko,  Epson Europe BV,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard KurzStiftung,   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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