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Mike Hilton’s Global News: drupa cube events provide inspiration and innovation in some 60 keynotes

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drupa ante portas: Messe Düsseldorf just published the full programme of all events at drupa cube, Hall 5. Photos: Messe Düsseldorf. Collage: Andreas Weber

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 29 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 highlights green initiatives, and in particular, the very robust sustainable products program launched by Ricoh. The program evaluates the environmental performance and usability of Ricoh products against various, as yet unspecified, standards. It’s worth reading about, and is the latest addition to Ricoh’s environmental impact reduction strategy, which has been in place for many years.

What else is new this week? You’ll find Sappi in Online Features Chapter 02 with its very latest development designed to innovate high quality and upmarket flexible packaging, accompanied by some stunning pictures.

In our drupa Newsroom this week we have another 18 pre-show announcements from exhibitors, as well as the full programme announcement in English and German from Messe Dusseldorf for drupa cube 2016, which will provide both inspiration and innovation in some 60 keynotes, panel discussions and presentations from international experts. In the full programme PDF, which can be downloaded, there are introductions for the eight different categories of presentation followed by simple-to-refer-to charts for the dates and times, followed by introductions to each of the keynote speakers. You can simply download the full programme as a PDF, to study and refer to at your leisure. The links are provided in the article.

Exhibitors’ announcements this week come from KBA, WEKO, Tecnau, Manroland Web, PrintCity, SEI Laser, Toshiba TEC, Dalim Software, Fraser Anti-Static, DW Renzmann, Leonhard Kurz, ThermoFlexX, Agfa Graphics, CP Bourg, Watkiss and Challenge, Digital Information, DuPont Advanced Printing, and Pitney Bowes. You will find the earlier articles of the 156 pre-show exhibitor announcements thus far, have now been resorted alphabetically to make it easier for you to refer to or search when you scroll down. And if you need a reminder, there are now just 28 days to go before the big one opens its doors on Tuesday 31 May.

News headlines this week include UPM’s Interim Report on Tuesday; KBA Report No 48 – the company’s popular customer magazine which can be ordered or downloaded from the KBA Website – and as can be expected, it focuses entirely on drupa.

Recent sales and installations this week came from Muller Martini on Tuesday with a major installation in Bosnia. On Wednesday at Traderplus in South Africa as it expands further with new presses from IIJ; and then from Screen Europe with its latest Truepress Jet label press at SEIC in France; and EFI Vutek at Allprint Display in the UK. On Thursday, Flint Group Flexographic, and also Rotocontrol, both in Germany; IFS with Horizon in the UK; and the very first EFI Vutek FabriVU 340 soft signage printer in the UK. To round off the week on Friday, we have Fujifilm in the UK; and lastly Stahlfolder in North America for small-format.

That’s it until next time. I hope you find more of interest among the links below.
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 25 April…   Agfa adds the Advantage N-PL to platesetter family
Agfa Graphics offers full computer-to-plate autonomy with new Advantage N-PL Engine to be debuted at drupa 2016…

DuPont Advanced Printing at drupa in Hall 8b
Colour complexity, workflow simplicity: DuPont Advanced Printing spotlights key technologies at drupa 2016…

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

Dalim ES offers seamless archiving with Archiware P5
Dalim ES provides triggers to automatically archive a single file or all files of a project at any stage of a workflow…

Siegwerk expands portfolio of low migration UV inks
Siegwerk provides the first LED UV flexo inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging applications…

Tue 26 Apr…   UPM’s Interim Report for First Quarter 2016
Interim Report Q1/2016: Growth projects and cost efficiency measures deliver improved earnings…

UPM sells Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH
LEIPA plans a conversion into liner production with a capacity of approximately 450,000 tonnes annually…

Kurz: New tools for brand enhancement at drupa
Leonhard Kurz will be showcasing holographic designs with special colour and 3D effects at drupa 2016 in Hall 3…

ThermoFlexX plans major worldwide launches at drupa
ThermoFlexX to use drupa 2016 for worldwide launch of several major additions to its industry-leading product portfolio…

The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence at drupa
CP Bourg, Watkiss Automation and Challenge Machinery to exhibit under ‘The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence’…

Grafotisak’s major investment with Muller Martini
Bosnia’s Grafotisak reinforces its long-standing partnership with Muller Martini with major finishing investment…

Wed 27 Apr…   KBA Report no. 48 focuses entirely on drupa
Products, practices and perspectives regarding the industry’s leading trade show: KBA Report available to order or download now…

Capture and Create Value at FINAT European Label Forum
Interactive workshop to address challenges impacting growth, at FINAT’s second European Label Forum in Amsterdam…

Positive signs for 30th Sign & Digital in 2017
More than 40% of Sign & Digital UK is already rebooked for the 30th Anniversary event in March 2017 at the NEC Birmingham…

Traderplus South Africa expands with further IIJ investment
Traderplus South Africa secures a major advantage with additional Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) technology, to be added in July…

SEIC chooses Screen Truepress Jet L350UV label press
Label print specialist SEIC is first company in France to invest in a Screen Truepress Jet digital inkjet label press…

EFI Vutek H2000 hybrid printer for Allprint Display
Allprint Display adds third new Vutek H2000 hybrid printer from CMYUK to focus on high-end installations…

Thu 28 Apr…   Sappi invites you to innovate flexible packaging
With integrated barriers and heat sealing properties this new Sappi paper is suitable for flexible packaging applications…

drupa cube 2016: with full programme PDF to download
Inspiration and innovation in some 60 keynotes, panel discussions and presentations from international experts…

FlexoExpert: Flint Group Flexographic’s new programme
Certification programme according to Flint Group Flexographic’s standards now runs at Schawk in Nuremberg, Germany…

Rotocontrol RSC Slitter Rewinder for Mausshardt
Third-generation German label printer is set for their new Rotocontrol finishing machine installation this month…

Prompt Side first to invest in new EFI Vutek FabriVU
Prompt Side Theatrical Drapery returns to EFI for new capabilities with the first Vutek FabriVU 340 soft signage printer…

Bonacia makes a perfect investment in binding
Peterborough firm picks Horizon BQ470 to expand capacity for its two Kodak NexPress and two Xerox Nuvera presses…

Fri 29 Apr…   UPM supports ‘Local waters’ schools project
UPM’s increased support of the ‘Local waters’ school project enables the project to expand nationwide…

Sun Chemical releases 2015 Sustainability Report
Data driven Report highlights how its suppliers are contributing to the company’s environmental footprint…

Duplo products to raise the bar at drupa 2016 in Hall 6
Duplo International will be using drupa as the launch pad for a raft of new, faster, smarter, better, state-of-the-art products…

SEI Laser introduces PaperOne for digital print finishing
PaperOne, developed in co-operation with HP Indigo, will be showcased at drupa 2016 in both Halls 12 and 17…

Over 100 global customers now using Cyrel EASY plates
DuPont Advanced Printing reaches key milestone with Cyrel EASY flexographic printing plate technology…

A Superia solution at Rotherham’s Route One Print
Fujifilm’s Superia portfolio to reduce waste and increase profitability at ‘Virgin Fast Track 100’-ranked Web-to-print specialist…

Binderyonics opts for Stahlfolder Ti 52 for small-format
Binderyonics increases production and cuts makereadies in half with continuous feed Ti52 with vertical small-format delivery…

Last lead articles from previous update…

Last Friday’s leads…   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…

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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

Sappi extends an invitation to innovate flexible packaging
With integrated barriers and heat sealing properties this new Sappi paper is suitable for flexible packaging applications…

Previous…   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

Traderplus South Africa expands with further IIJ investment
Traderplus South Africa secures a major advantage with additional Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) technology, to be added in July…

Previous…   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…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Another Green World
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 Apr

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

Previous…   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…

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

KBA Report no. 48’s focus is entirely on drupa
Products, practices and perspectives regarding the industry’s leading trade show: KBA Report is available to order or download now…

Weitmann & Konrad (WEKO) at drupa 2016 in Hall 2
WEKO DigiCon: Innovation from Tradition at drupa 2016 under the motto ‘DON’T PLAY – WORK WITH PRECISION’…

Tecnau to unveil new products at partner stands
In addition to the Libra One book-block system on its stand in Hall 8a, Tecnau will be found with Ricoh, Screen, Canon/Ocč, Xerox, HP Indigo, Horizon, Fujifilm, and Böwe Systec…

Manroland Web Systems at drupa 2016
High-performing business partner for the printing industry…

The PrintCity Alliance’s 5th appearance at drupa
Under the headline ‘Inspirational Packaging for an Attractive Future’ the Alliance will showcase future technologies and solutions for the packaging industry…

SEI Laser: PaperOne for digital finishing and converting
PaperOne, developed in co-operation with HP Indigo, will be showcased at drupa 2016 in both Halls 12 and on the HP Indigo stand in Hall 17…

Toshiba TEC and IACS joint exhibit at drupa 2016
Toshiba, together with its European technology consulting partner, IACS, visitors will see the latest industrial inkjet heads, peripheral, and support…

Dalim Software at drupa 2016 in Hall 7a
In Hall 7, stand E41, Dalim Software will demonstrates new production solutions that serve a wide range of print and content users…

Fraser Anti-Static Techniques in Hall 9 at drupa
Fraser will be showing printers the very latest techniques for overcoming static problems in digital, offset, inkjet, flexo and gravure printing…

DW Renzmann to debut its new ROTOmaX-e 20 at drupa
Active environmental protection with distillation units to be shown at drupa include new ROTOmaX-e 20, which minimises solvent costs and waste…

drupa cube 2016: With full programme PDF to download
Inspiration and innovation in some 60 keynotes, panel discussions and presentations from international experts…

Kurz: New tools for brand enhancement at drupa
Leonhard Kurz showcasing holographic designs with special colour and 3D effects at drupa 2016…

ThermoFlexX plans major worldwide launches
ThermoFlexX to use drupa 2016 for the worldwide launch of several major additions to its industry-leading product portfolio…

Agfa Graphics adds to its Advantage N platesetter family
Agfa Graphics offers full computer-to-plate autonomy with new Advantage N-PL Engine, to debut at drupa.

The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence at drupa
CP Bourg, Watkiss Automation and Challenge Machinery are exhibiting under the banner ‘The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence’…

Digital Information at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b
Digital Information announces product line enhancements
and world premiere at drupa 2016…

DuPont Advanced Printing at drupa in Hall 8b
Colour complexity, workflow simplicity: DuPont Advanced Printing spotlights key technologies at drupa 2016…

Pitney Bowes at drupa 2016 in Hall 4
Pitney Bowes to showcase physical and digital technologies which demonstrate ‘Real Impact’ at drupa 2016… 

Previous…   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…

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

drupa cube 2016: With full programme PDF to download
Inspiration and innovation in some 60 keynotes, panel discussions and presentations from international experts…

drupa cube 2016: Mit komplette Programm PDF zum download
Inspiration und Innovation in rund 60 Keynotes, Panel-Discussions und Präsentationen internationaler Experten…

Previous…   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 SystemsKrause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr,  QuadTech IncQuark Inc,  Ricoh EuropeSappi Limited,  Thunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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