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Mike Hilton’s Global News Review: drupa 2016 ready to unleash print&paper!

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

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights for the past week, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Friday, which this week asks a question about ISO14001. There are also three new additions in Online Fetures Chapters 02 and 04. In Chapter 02 the article from EFI at ISA this past week highlights four new machines, each described in detail and illustrated, which were launched at the show in Orlando. Chapter 04 includes two new articles from Esko with Flexo at Uniprint in Durban; South Africa, and also Toray with waterless for CDs, DVDs and more at Cinram in Aachen, Germany.

In our drupa Newsroom you can really have a field-day. There’s another extensive interview in the drupa ante portas section with BW Papersystems’ Patrick Walczak, by Andreas Weber; this is accompanied by 19 new additions to our Exhibitor section led by Manroland Sheetfed, together with ContiTech, DW Renzmann, Baumer, Siegwerk, Steinemann, Muller and Kern-ICM; FUTEC, EyeC, Theurer, Xitron, BST Eltromat, Muller Martini, Leonhard Kurz, Mimaki, KAMA, Creative Edge, Massivit 3D, and Hunkeler Systeme. You will find lots of exciting new kit to be launched at the show among most of them.

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These latest additions now bring news from exhibitors for the upcoming event to 138, plus a further 55 from Messe Düsseldorf, as well as 10 specialist features from key industry journalists; and of course a further 7 in the drupa ante portas section. 210 in total, and with more to come in the 35 days left before this year’s biggest event for the industry opens its doors in Düsseldorf, from 31 May until 10 June.

News leaders from Monday to Friday this week were Leonard Kurz with a new technology to be shown and demonstrated at drupa for precisely positioning holographic single-image designs; then from Sappi Europe, as it strengthens its Packaging and Speciality Papers business in Alfeld, Germany; Agfa Graphics with its latest award; EFI with record First Quarter revenue; and lastly Manroland Sheetfed with its trailblazer line-up for drupa. Another key announcement also came from the Ghent Workgroup on Thursday, but there are just too many other important items to list all of them, so please scroll down carefully and find them for yourself. You’ll discover a number of exciting new software releases as well.

You will, as usual, find a number of key sales and installations successes again this week, with the biggest from Kraft-Schloetels, a member of WKS Druckholding in Germany, on Tuesday, which has ordered a second 160-page high volume Lithoman web offset press from Manroland Web Systems. On Wednesday from Heidelberg, as Villanti in Vermont installs a new Heidelberg XL 106-6+L with Prinect Image Control Next Generation; amd at Sign & Digital UK, when The Handsome Prints Company signed for a Mimaki JFX200-2513UV wide-format flatbed on the first day of the show.

Thursday saw Hybrid Software celebrating the installation of the 400th seat of PACKZ at Z Due in Italy; while Friday turned out to be a fitting end to a busy week with Philtone Litho in the UK set upgrade one of its presses to a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5+L in July, to match an existing XL 106-4+L; then we have Glossop Cartons which has just installed the world’s first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine; and these were followed by Gallus, which announced two more sales of the new Gallus Labelfire digital label printing system in Switzerland and in Europe, although it failed to identify the customers.

The tailender this week goes to Bytes Document Systems and Xerox, which announced the launch of the iGen 5 in South Africa, on Tuesday. 

That’s it until next time. I hope you find lots more of interest among the links below.
With my best regards, 

Mike Hilton 

 

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 18 April…   Kurz: Single images in cold foil transfer at drupa
New module for precisely positioning holographic single-image designs; to be shown with live demonstrations at drupa in Hall 3…

Heidelberg Business Consulting: Optimise your full potential
Heidelberg’s Business Consulting drives profitability with a comprehensive approach, tailored to your needs…

Sawgrass at Sign & Digital UK this week
Sawgrass to present award-winning Sawgrass VJ 628 8-Colour System at Sign & Digital UK 2016 from 19 – 21 April…

Kodak customers report economic and environmental benefits
Kodak’s Sonora Process Free Plates see 50% rise in volume as industry demand for sustainable printing solutions grows…

Agfa Graphics releases Arziro Design 2.0
Arziro Design to launch a complete end-to-end ecosystem workflow for the general security printing market…

SA International to launch FlexiLIVE Tour 2016
SAi demonstrates commitment to education and training as FlexiLIVE Tour 2016 is officially launched at ISA Sign 2016…

Tue 19 Apr…   Sappi reinforces its release liner business
Investment in enhanced product lines and a long-term sustainable supply deliver all round results…

Xerox to launch new iGen 5 press in South Africa
The new iGen 5 digital press is fully customisable to meet page volume, application type and colour needs…

WKS orders a second 160-page Lithoman press
Kraft-Schloetels, a member of WKS Druckholding, has ordered a second high volume press from Manroland Web Systems…

KAMA world premiere at the drupa trade fair
Mega trend ‘short runs’: KAMA to stage a world premiere launch of its new comprehensive finishing solution at drupa 2016…

Look to the Future with Muller Martini and Finishing 4.0
Muller Martini to demonstrate how variable magazines and books can be produced using a fully connected, automated machine line-up…

Mimaki: A full product portfolio lineup for drupa 2016
Mimaki’s full range of solvent and UV solutions to start or grow your business will be exhibited and demonstrated in Hall 09…

Wed 20 Apr…   European Logistics Association awards Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics’ circular economy model for printing plates receives ELA Award for best presentation 2016…

BW Papersystems’ strong brands at drupa 2016
drupa ante portas: Exclusive interview at the VDMA event in Frankfurt with BW Papersystems’ Patrick Walczak by Andreas Weber…

Enfocus announces Connect ALL 13 update 2
This important release transforms the job submission process and extends automation to the customer’s desktop…

Duplo announces new 600 PRO Digital Booklet System
Duplo targets high volume environments with new Digital Booklet System equipped with greater sheet feeding capacity…

Villanti to double production speeds with new Speedmaster XL 106
The largest sheetfed printer in Vermont set to install new Heidelberg XL 106-6+L with Prinect Image Control Next Generation…

Handsome Prints to add Mimaki JFX200-2513UV Flatbed
The Handsome Prints Company signs with CMYUK for a Mimaki JFX200-2513UV Flatbed on the first day of Sign & Digital UK…

Thu 21 Apr…   EFI reports record First Quarter revenue of $234M, up 20%
Electronics For Imaging has announced its results, for the first quarter of 2016, as it prepares for drupa with entirely new platforms…

Ghent Workgroup releases milestone 2015 PDF Specification
GWG announces new PDF Specification for Packaging based on ISO PDF/X-4 for print production across the supply chain…

Hybrid Software installs 400th seat of PACKZ
Hybrid celebrates the installation of the 400th seat of PACKZ, its professional PDF editor for packaging and label workflows…

Antalis Packaging at Multimodal 2016
Automation and adaptability – key messages for Antalis Packaging at Multimodal 2016, from 10 – 12 May, NEC Birmingham…

Colorware launches MeasureColor 16
End-to-end easy to use and device independent colour management for print & packaging professionals…

New stretchable ink from Mimaki expands wide-format
LUS-350 ink stretches up to 350% for high quality, durable thermo- formed applications with great adhesion and no cracking…

Fri 22 Apr…   

Manroland Sheetfed to showcase trailblazer at drupa 2016
To experience Manroland Sheetfed’s cutting edge print technologies at this year’s drupa show, visit Hall 14, stand C21…

EFI Sign Expo exhibit offers customers greater innovation
EFI at ISA International Sign Expo with four new printers and new MIS software for signage production…

Uniprint sees tremendous quality improvement with HD Flexo
Esko technologies help South Africa’s Uniprint enhance image quality, improve productivity and win industry recognition…

Philtone invests in further Speedmaster XL 106 technology
Philtone Litho set to upgrade its Speedmaster CX 102-5+L to a Speedmaster XL 106-5+L in July to match its XL 106-4+L.

Glossop Cartons first with installation of Highcon Beam
Glossop Cartons has just installed the world’s first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine…

Gallus’ commitment to digital showing strong results
Gallus has announced two more sales of the new Gallus Labelfire digital label printing system…

Last lead articles from previous update… 

Last Friday’s leads…   ‘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 drupa…

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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.

Technology-related Chapter 02

EFI Sign Expo exhibit offers customers greater innovation
EFI at ISA International Sign Expo with four new printers and new MIS software for signage production…

Online Features Mar/Apr Chapter 04

Uniprint sees tremendous quality improvement with HD Flexo
Esko technologies help South African printer enhance image quality, improve productivity and win industry recognition…

Waterless Offset for Optical Storage Devices
CINRAM in Aachen, Germany trusts Toray’s waterless offset plates for flawless, environmentally friendly disc decoration…

Previous…   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…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Do We Need More than ISO 14001?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Apr

Previous…   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

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

BW Papersystems’ strong brands at drupa 2016
drupa ante portas: Interview with BW Papersystems’ Patrick Walczak, who relies completely on customer orientation and individual solutions! By Andreas Weber…

Previous…   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.

Manroland Sheetfed to showcase trailblazer at drupa
To experience Manroland Sheetfed’s cutting edge print technologies at this year’s drupa show, visit Hall 14, stand C21…

ContiTech Highlights at drupa 2016
Printing blanket specialist ContiTech is expanding its range of flexographic printing products, as well as introducing new Conti-Air and Phoenix Xtra blankets at drupa…

DWR: Sustainable cleaning saves time and money
DW Renzmann’s drupa focus will be on powerful cleaning and distillation systems that combine eco-friendliness and efficiency…

Baumer provides ‘drupa Extended’ at drupa 2016
drupa EXtended – Baumer hhs invites drupa visitors from around the world to its hhs solution-centre in nearby Krefeld, throughout the eleven days of the event…

Siegwerk colours the future at drupa in Hall 3
With the motto ‘We color the future’, the ink manufacturer will demonstrate its products and services portfolio at drupa 2016…

Steinemann to launch two new digital UV models at drupa
Steinemann Technology to present two new digital varnishing machines from the dmax family for smaller sheet formats in Hall 1…

Müller and KICM at drupa: The 150-metre-class grows further
Müller and Kern-ICM launch new high-performance inserting system in the 150-metre class with debut at drupa in Hall 6…

FUTEC to launch new automated web inspection systems
Global preview of improved web inspection for flexo and launch of Smart Camera systems for flaw detection to take centre stage…

EyeC: 100% conformity for high-quality packaging
EyeC will showcase the latest advances for quality assurance this year, at drupa 2016…

New for drupa: theurer.com C3 ERP/MIS software
Theurer.com will present several new innovations in ERP/MIS software theurer.com C3, for printing and packaging production at drupa…

Xitron to focus on partnerships, new interfaces
Exhibiting in 15 stands throughout the show, as well as its own in the USA Pavilion in Hall 15 C54-4…

‘BST eltromat Drives Your Improvement’ at drupa
Innovations from BST eltromat at drupa 2016 offer new options for quality assurance and automation in web-oriented production processes…

Muller Martini: Look to the Future with Finishing 4.0
With Finishing 4.0, Muller Martini will demonstrate in Hall 2 how variable magazines and books can be produced using a fully connected, highly automated machine line-up consisting of sheetfed offset, web offset and digital printing elements…

Kurz: Single images in cold foil transfer
New module for precisely positioning holographic single-image designs; to be shown live in action at drupa in Hall 3…

Mimaki: Full product portfolio for drupa 2016
Mimaki’s full range of solvent and UV solutions to start or grow your business will be exhibited and demonstrated in Hall 09…

KAMA at the drupa trade fair in Hall 2
Mega trend ‘short runs’: KAMA to launch a new comprehensive finishing solution for short-run folding cartons at drupa 2016…

Creative Edge iC3D v4 application to run live in Hall 7
Creative Edge Software reaches out to packaging designers at drupa 2016 with new photorealistic 3D technology…

Massivit 3D at drupa in Hall 7a stand B40
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies to use drupa 2016 for premier of ground-breaking 3D printing solution for visual communication applications…

Hunkeler Systeme AG at drupa in Hall 2
Hunkeler Systeme disposal logistics offer a complete system for waste extraction, shredding and compacting…

Previous…   ‘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 flexo 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…

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

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

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

Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Screen Europe,  Drupa 2016,  EFI, Esko,  FESPA. Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic Solutions,  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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