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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Warm Welcome to Print&Paper in China!

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Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper Asia giving a speech at the Grand Opening at Changsha mill.  

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 15 April 2016

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights for the past week which has seen 30 news articles added to our Home Page, as well as a further 25 to our drupa Newsroom, two new Online Features from Esko and Zund; two Verdigris Blogs from Laurel Brunner – one on Monday and the second on Friday; and finally one from FESPA detailing its Regional Events for 2016.

Of particular note this week are Tuesday’s leader, where UPM announced an important milestone for the development of UPM in China, with the official inauguration of its new PM3, which will further increase production capacity; and Thursday, where Komori and Screen announced their strategic business and sales agreement for Europe. This follows a similar agreement in North America towards the end of last year. In Monday’s lead article Leonhard Kurz announced new varieties of holographic designs to be debuted at drupa; and on Wednesday KBA announced its new half-format Rapida 75 Pro, to be launched at drupa.

The very latest plans from exhibitors for drupa 2016 include KBA on Friday – also leading the News; along with Stora Enso, Kolbus, QuadTech with new products and a comprehensive Speaker Series, Flint Group, Watkiss Automation with a new mid-volume booklet maker for digital printers, Goss International, Cron, Tecnau (for HP Indigo), Leonhard Kurz, Scodix, Highcon, Konica Minolta, FFEI, GMG, GSE Dispensing, Zünd, Vits International, Asahi, MPS and Dalim Software.

In addition to all the new kit contained within most of the drupa announcements, Masterwork USA announced a new large-format die-cutter with full stripping and blanking on Monday; while on Thursday, X-Rite introduced a new spectrophotometer to help packaging converters accurately and consistently measure and better control colour on flexible film materials.

Not too many sales and installations successes this week, but what we did receive are significant, with Duplo on Monday at Just Digital; also Manroland Sheetfed with a six-colour Roland 700 at Yuanda Color. On Tuesday, Heidelberg UK announced that Geoff Neal Group UK is the first company to place an order for the Drupa version the Speedmaster XL 106; and Brazilian FTD Educação has inaugurated the first Manroland Web Systems FormerLine in the Americas, in combination with a RIMA book block Collator for its new HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Press bookline. Also on Tuesday, Bytes announced that Silver Banana, one of Cape Town’s best known digital printers has upgraded with a Xerox Versant 80 press from Cape Office.

On Wednesday, ANY Security Printing in Hungary has added a six-colour Roland 500 with UV; and Boehringer announced that it now relies on the XML solution from Quark to create and manage its legally compliant pharmaceutical documents. On Friday, Dorset Digital Print has taken delivery of a Polar 66 ECO from Heidelberg UK; and lastly, Oberndorfer Druckerei’s new Muller Martini Corona C15 is enabling a 15 higher net output with 25% time saving per finished job at its Salzburg, Austria plant.

As the tailender for this week: The BPIF is calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016, with deadline for entries 30 June.

That’s it until next time. I hope you find lots of interest.
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 28,000 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 11 April…   Kurz: New varieties of holographic designs at drupa
Intentional colour minimisation and innovative light refraction pat-terns create surprising effects, to be highlighted at drupa 2016…

New 1450mm fully automatic die-cutter from Masterwork
Masterwork USA introduces new large-format MK1450ERS die-cutting with full stripping and blanking…

CRON announces its new and expanded Website
CRON launches new Website to reflect broader influence on offset productivity and profitability…

Creative Edge to sponsor Pentawards
New association recognises growing momentum of iC3D application in the FMCG and luxury packaging sectors…

Duplo brings more time-critical quality to Just Digital
Fast-expanding Just Digital has invested in new finishing systems from Duplo in the wake of a move to new premises…

Yuanda Color Printing marching with the times
A six-colour Roland 700 with coating module 3B plus format press brings extra power to Jinan, China, printer…

Tue 12 Apr…   UPM’s PM3 officially inaugurated in Changshu, China
As an important milestone for the development of UPM in China, PM3 will further increase production capacity…

Geoff Neal Group first for Drupa spec Speedmaster XL 106
Geoff Neal Group UK is the first company to place an order for the Drupa version Speedmaster XL 106…

FTD Educação inaugurates first FormerLine in the Americas
Brazilian FTD Educação introduced the new Manroland Web Systems FormerLine to its customers at an open house…

Silver Banana goes to town with new Xerox press
One of Cape Town’s best known digital printers has upgraded with a Xerox Versant 80 press from Cape Office…

Scodix to introduce new technologies at Dscoop
Scodix to exhibit record nine different digital enhancement applications at the 2016 DSCOOP Annual Conference 14 – 16 April…

SAi announces free Version 12 upgrade download
SAi announces major new feature enhancements to its FlexiPRINT HP Latex Editions with free upgrade…

Wed 13 Apr…   KBA expands half-format with new Rapida 75 PRO
Premiere at drupa of the Rapida 75 PRO as a five-colour press with coater and LED-UV curing in Hall 16…

Watkiss adds new PowerSquare 160 booklet maker
Watkiss Automation targets mid-volume digital printers with new PowerSquare 160 booklet maker to debut at drupa in Hall 6…

Goss to highlight the value of partnerships at drupa
Goss will demonstrate its visionary approach to partnerships at drupa 2016 under the theme ‘Achieving more together’ in Hall 15…

FESPA announces its regional events in 2016
FESPA’S worldwide regional events reinforce ‘Profit for Purpose’ philosophy which drives FESPA…

Hungary-based ANY Security adds Roland 500 UV
A matter of trust: ANY Security Printing knows six-colour Roland 500 with UV system is ideal for the job…

Boehringer Ingelheim relies on XML from Quark
Boehringer relies on XML solution from Quark to create and manage legally compliant pharmaceutical documents…

Thu 14 Apr…   Komori and Screen strategic business agreement for Europe
This expands the cooperative relationship introduced by the companies in the North American market in late 2015…

Sign & Digital UK launches new Digital Signage Theatre
Sign & Digital UK returns to the NEC Birmingham next week from 19 to 21 April with full Theatre and Workshop programmes…

KBA RotaJET L and RotaJET VL for CPA presentation
KBA introduces RotaJET L and VL Digital Press to Composite Panel Association Show from 17 – 20 April…

Canon demonstrates strength in print with eight BLI awards
Canon has won the prestigious ‘A3 MFP Line of the Year’ award, along with seven other Buyers Laboratory awards…

New X-Rite eXact Xp spectrophotometer for flexible films
Helps packaging converters accurately and consistently measure and better control colour on flexible film materials…

Flint laser ablative dry films gain in popularity
Time and cost savings with the LADF 0175 laser ablative dry film jointly developed by Flint Group and Folex…

Fri 15 Apr,,,   ‘Add more KBA to your day’ at drupa
Innovations in digital, flexo, offset and new services with KBA 4.0. at drupa 2016 in Hall 16 from 31 May to 10 June…

QuadTech new products and Speaker Series at drupa
QuadTech to unveil four new products and host ‘all-star’ Print Performance Speaker Series with industry experts throughout drupe…

British Book Design and Production Awards call for entries
The BPIF is calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016, with deadline for entries 30 June…

Antalis Packaging adds three air cushioning products
Antalis Packaging partners with FP International to expand its range of ‘on demand’ cushioning products…

Polar replaces an EBA guillotine at Poole company
Dorset Digital Print last week took delivery of a Polar 66 ECO to replace an EBA machine…

New Muller Martini Corona C15: Impressive time savings
Oberndorfer’s new Corona C15 enables 15% higher net output with 25% time saving per finished job…

Last lead article from previous update…

Last Friday’s lead…   VDMA pre-drupa 2016: Welcome to the ‘Haus des Buches’
drupa ante portas – automation, flexibilization, and digitization make print a top growth market! Frankfurt 04 April. By Andreas Weber…

Silhouet Digital invests in Screen Truepress Jet520HD
Growing demand for books in colour drives upgrade by book print specialist, Silhouet Digital Print in Maldegem, Belgium…

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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 – 2016
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.

Online Features 2016 Mar/Apr Chapter 04

Esko features Green Ox Pallet Technology efficiencies
New modelling capabilities featured in Esko’s Cape Pack and Cape Truckfill Software for Green Ox Pallets…

Zund introduces: Room for New Ideas
Flexible, foldable, sturdy, affordable, and recyclable; these innovative standing desks from New Zealand are garnering a growing fan base…

Previous…   Xerox – TRESU: Cost-effective small-run digital folding cartons
The Alexir Partnership breaks into niche, small-run folding carton markets with Xerox – TRESU inline digital print and coating workflow, and KAMA / Kongsberg finishing…

Enfocus – driving innovation for today and the future
Enfocus is known around the world as a provider of end-to-end automation solutions that help customers run more efficient operations…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Sustainability at drupa
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Apr

Colour Me Rainbow
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 11 Apr

Previous…    Gathering Carbon Footprint Data
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 Apr

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… but you do have to scroll down to view each of the Chapters

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016

NEW…   VDMA pre-drupa 2016: Welcome to the ‘Haus des Buches’
drupa ante portas – automation, flexibilization, and digitization make print a top growth market! Frankfurt 4 April, in preparation for drupa 2016…

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

‘Add more KBA to your day’ at drupa
Innovations in digital, flexo, offset and new services with KBA 4.0. at drupa 2016 in Hall 16 from 31 May to 10 June…

Stora Enso at drupa 2016: What a tree can do
The renewable materials company Stora Enso will participate in drupa with the company stand in Hall 1…

Kolbus: What’s new at drupa?
Once again, Kolbus will host one of the biggest exhibits at this show, with a 1,400 square metre stand packed with innovations for industrial scale finishing…

QuadTech new products and Speaker Series at drupa
QuadTech to unveil four new products and host ‘all-star’ Print Performance Speaker Series with industry experts to speak on print quality and colour science topics…

Flint Group: ‘Let’s colour the world together’
Flint Group to mark its position as global leader in print consumables at drupa 2016…

KBA expands half-format with new Rapida 75 PRO
Premiere at drupa as a five-colour press with coater and LED-UV curing…

Watkiss adds new PowerSquare 160 booklet maker
Watkiss Automation targets mid-volume digital printers with new PowerSquare 160 booklet maker to debut at drupa in Hall 6…

Goss to highlight the value of partnerships
Goss will demonstrate its visionary approach to partnerships at drupa 2016 under the theme ‘Achieving more together’…

CRON launches high-value flexo CTP solutions
High performance flexo CTP will take centre stage on the CRON stand in Hall 5 at drupe…

Tecnau at drupa 2016 in Hall 8a
Tecnau to exhibit new finishing solutions for books and commercial print at drupe…

Kurz: New varieties of holographic designs at drupa
Intentional colour minimisation and innovative light refraction pat-terns create surprising effects, to be highlighted at drupa 2016…

Tecnau CutReady for HP Indigo heads for drupa
Tecnau exhibits cost-effective CutReady solution at HP Indigo Dscoop event is Israel, before heading for drupa 2016…

Scodix press for folding carton market to debut at drupa
Scodix unlocks new enhancement and profit-generating opportunities for the folding carton market with Scodix E106 press launch…

Highcon to launch new product portfolio at drupa
Highcon to launch a new dimension in finishing with a portfolio of products at drupa this year…

Konica Minolta aims to drive future growth at drupa
KM to demonstrate real-value business opportunities in several business zones on its massive 2400 sq/m stand in Hall 8B…

FFEI to showcase digital inkjet integration
Expanding the application of digital inkjet technology end-to-end digital inkjet consultancy services at drupa in Hall 10…

GMG to share colour management expertise
GMG will showcase its latest software, a clever Photoshop plug-in, new proofing media, and its extended range of services…

GSE Dispensing to exhibit ink logistics solutions at drupa
GSE Dispensing’s integrated ink logistics provides ‘roadmap’ for waste-free, safe, package-print workflows and colour perfection at drupa 2016…

Zünd to launch ultra high-performance cutting system
High-performance digital cutting solutions and intelligent automation will be the focus of Zünd’s exhibit at drupa 2016…

VITS International at drupa 2016
VITS International to run two web near line at drupa, intermixing inkjet and web offset in Hall 16 D59…

Asahi: Blending proven solutions with innovative new options
Asahi Photoproducts set to bring extreme quality to fexo printing at drupa 2016…

CRON increases stand space in Hall 5 at drupa 2016
CRON to show several new products with live demonstrations as it continues to expand its portfolio from its original CTP-centric foundations…

Scodix’ new print enhancement technology at drupa
Scodix to demonstrate its comprehensive product portfolio, including a new digital enhancement platform and additional applications, at drupa 2016…

MPS to host Open House during drupa
MPS to host an Open House at its company headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands during drupa 2016…

Dalim ES seamless integration to be shown at drupa
Dalim Software partners with Chili Publisher to provide access to online editing from a web browser, directly from Dalim ES…

Previous…   Esko, X-Rite Pantone, Enfocus and MediaBeacon at drupa
Inspiration Zones for better Packaging and Print at drupa 2016. The companies will be located in Hall 8b, stand A23…

Esko: Flexo Platemaking Simplified: at drupa
Esko introduces next-generation flexo platemaking; bringing major innovation and flexo platemaking simplification to drupa 2016…

Esko’s enhanced digital finishing offering for drupa
Esko takes digital finishing efficiency to the next level with improved machine uptime and better device operation control…

Komori’s drupa 2016 theme to be ‘Open New Pages’
Komori Corporation will exhibit under the theme ‘Open New Pages’ at drupa, with the sub-theme ‘Connected Print’ in Hall 15…

Kurz: New horizons in print finishing
Leonhard Kurz will be presenting new print finishing possibilities and optimised processes at Drupa in Halls 3, 7 and 12…

Xaar to launch new technology platform at drupa
Xaar, the heart of industrial inkjet, to announce major new Thin Film silicon MEMS technology platform at drupa in Hall 6…

KBA-Flexotecnica to showcase hybrid web press at drupa
KBA-Flexotecnica will be showcasing the new CI flexo NEO XD LR hybrid at drupa 2016 in Hall 16…

Domino partners with IBIS, Kern and Gremser for drupa
Domino Digital Printing Solutions to feature expanding range of technologies, including monochrome books and B2 sheetfed; textures, and 7-colour label printing…

Callas Software to launch pdfToolbox 9 at drupa 2016
Callas will showcase pdfToolbox 9 offering powerful, dynamic and easy to integrate PDF processing…

Xerox to launch two new inkjet presses at drupa
Xerox to introduce its first cut-sheet inkjet press and new continuous feed inkjet platform…

Xeikon to launch Flatbed Die-cut Unit at drupa
Cost effective Xeikon FDU folding carton solution aids production flexibility, with fast ROI for digital or offset litho runs…

Fujifilm to occupy a 2,020 sq/m stand in Hall 8b at drupa
Fujifilm outlines its largest presence at drupa 2016 under the slogan “Value from Innovation” in Hall 8b and in Hall 1 with Heidelberg…

Fujifilm ‘Value from Innovation’ at drupa 2016
Under the slogan ‘Value from Innovation’, Fujifilm outlines its Graphic Arts strategy for drupa…

Fujifilm Jet Press 720S to take centre stage at drupa
Fujifilm will be using drupa 2016 as a platform to showcase how the Jet Press 720S is transforming print businesses today…

Fujifilm: New Uvistar Hybrid 320 superwide UV press launch at drupa
The Uvistar Hybrid 320 offers the ultimate combination of speed, quality & reliability in a hybrid press…

Fujifilm: New LED-UV inkjet press for flexible packaging
Fujifilm to launch new, next generation 540mm wide LED-UV inkjet press for flexible packaging market in Japan…

Axaio Software to showcase at drupa 2016
Together with callas software, Tucanna and Four Pees, Axaio will present its solutions at drupa in Hall 7, stand C19…

Technotrans to unveil new products at drupa
Press peripherals specialist Technotrans will exhibit in Hall 2 stand A04 at drupa under the banner ‘Partner in Print’…

Epson stand at drupa to be split into 5 zones
Epson to present its most advanced range of professional production inkjet printers and presses at drupa 2016 in Hall 5…

Epson drupa exclusive: New super-fast wide-format printer
Epson to unveil new SureColor SC-P10000 1626mm wide-format printer combining highest printing speed with superior quality…

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

Final article in the series…   Digital versus traditional packaging print
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 8 by Michael Seidl, publisher and editor-in-chief of various specialist publications in Central and Eastern Europe including Print & Publishing, Packaging and Visual Communication….

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…   3rd drupa Global Trends Report: Optimism for growth in 2016
With just weeks to go before drupa 2016 opens, the results of the third drupa Global Trends report have now been published…

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

FESPA’s Regional events in 2016
FESPA’S worldwide regional events reinforce the central Profit For Purpose philosophy which drives FESPA…

Previous…   Continued success for exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2016
FESPA Eurasia 2016, to be held from 8 – 11 December, CNR Expo, Istanbul, is beginning to take shape…

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