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Mike Hilton’s Global News Review: touchpoint 3D fab + print

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drupa 2016 highlight topic 3D printing: market leader Stratasys will be on one the exhibitors supporting drupa’s touchpoint 3D fab + print in Hall 7A (Stand C41).

Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 06 May 2016

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights for the past week, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Friday, which this week looks at the contribution graphic designers can make to sustainability during the creative stages of a project, which can have a profound impact on the recyclability of the final results.

It’s been a shorter week for many due to Public Holidays or Bank Holidays in many places, including the UK, South Africa and Germany and other parts of Europe, which has affected the news flow a little. You will, however, find some really good stuff among the 28 news articles which have gone online since Tuesday, together with another batch of 16 in our drupa Newsroom which include the very latest announcements from Leonhard Kurz, IIJ Industrial Inkjet, Masterwork, CRON, MGI, Adphos, Feldmuehle, HP Inc, Colorware, Steinemann, Leonhard Kurz with HP, Kodak Workflow, Duplo International, CP Bourg with HP, and Unilux. 

From Messe Dusseldorf we again have an important announcement on touchpoint 3D fab + print in both English and German. The touchpoint 3D fab + print will be a meeting point for all drupa visitors wanting to learn in detail about 3D printing. This special show in Hall 7a (Stand C41) will be all about 3D technologies for a wide range of application industries and their market potential. ‘The purpose of the touchpoint 3D fab + print is to drive technical integration and to pave the way for new cooperative ventures in matters of branding and production,’ says Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa. ‘The touchpoint will bring together the traditional printing industry and visionaries in 3D printing, offering opportunities to explore the industrial potential of 3D printing and of additive manufacturing techniques.’ But there’s more for you in the articles below.

We did see a few recent sales and installations successes during this shorter week. On Tuesday from Heidelberg as Superior in the UK is to be the first to take delivery of drupa spec Speedmaster XL 106 LE-UV to mark its 40th anniversary. Then Colortek with Nyloflex FTF from Flint; and Elle in the UK with a new Polar buy. On Wednesday, Nation Media Group in Nairobi, Kenya is convinced of the promising potential of the African newspaper industry, as it commissions its new Manroland Web Colorman e:line; then we have KBA in North America with multiple customers lauding 20,000sph Rapida 106s. South Africa’s leading online business stationery printer, Print Express Online, has added a new Xerox Colour C70 printer from Cape Office and Bytes; followed by Ndigitec, as it adds a 5-metre EFI Vutek GS5500LXr LED inkjet printer; and then we have Dayfold in the UK making its Speedmaster filtration debut with technology from Technotrans.

On Thursday, Intelligencer continues its tradition of innovation by installing a highly-specified Roland 700 in North America. In Poland, Interak experiences a productivity boost three months on from its Fujifilm Jet Press 540W installation; and to round off the week with almost a six-pack: as Five Castles switches from Xerox to Linoprint technology with its new Linoprint CP installation from Heidelberg UK.

As a tailender for you this week: On Tuesday, InPrint and IT Strategies announced the results of their Survey, which reveals accelerated growth expected for development of industrial printing. You’ll find more in the article, where you can also download a free copy of the Report.

That’s it until next time. I hope you find more of interest among the links below – especially in our drupa Newsroom collection which has topped 174 exhibitor articles thus far, with some really good stuff among them, and with just 22 days before drupa opens its doors — three weeks tomorrow!

With my best regards, 
Mike Hilton 

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Headline News
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Tue 03 May…   
Leonhard Kurz named a HP SmartStream Solutions Partner
The Kurz DM-Liner for creating glossy, metalised surfaces with digital print, to be presented on HP’s stand at drupa in Hall 17…

InPrint 2016 Survey results available now
InPrint and IT Strategies’ Survey reveals accelerated growth expected for development of industrial printing…

Kodak’s latest version of Insite Creative Workflow
Kodak Insite Creative Workflow improves collaboration and security with HTML5 will be demonstrated at drupa in Hall 5…

Adieu Ivor Solution, Welcome Print Evolved
A striking new brand reflects a company that continues to set the pace in Web to print solutions and fulfilment…

Superior first with drupa spec Speedmaster XL 106 LE-UV
Superior to be first to take delivery of drupa spec Speedmaster XL 106 LE-UV to mark its 40th anniversary…

Colortek finds flat top solution with Nyloflex FTF
The easy way to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates, according to integrated tradeshop Colortek Inc…

One Elle of a guillotine order to double production!
One very highly specified Polar guillotine with full materials handling has replaced two guillotines at Elle Media Group…

Wed 04 May…   
The touchpoint 3D fab + print at drupa:
Visionary ideas, best cases and hands-on state of the art…

Three new HP wide-format Latex Printers to debut at drupa
HP’s latest third-generation Latex portfolio delivers new levels of productivity and affordability…

New Colorman e:line goes into operation in Kenya
Nation Media Group in Nairobi is convinced of the promising potential of the African newspaper industry…

KBA dominates sheetfed with run speeds of 20,000sph
KBA’s unique technology in North America is delivering higher production, more hourly net output, and fast ROI…

Print Express Online takes next step with Xerox
South Africa’s leading online business stationery printer adds new Xerox Colour C70 printer from Cape Office and Bytes…

NDigitec adds EFI Vutek roll-to-roll LED printer
NDigitec adds 5-metre EFI Vutek GS5500LXr LED inkjet printer for quality, reliability and green technology…

Dayfold opts for Technotrans alpha.f filtration
Dorset-based Dayfold makes Speedmaster filtration debut to further enhance its quality reputation…

Thu 05 May…   
Weitmann & Konrad (WEKO) paper conditioning at drupa
The WEKO DigiCon to debut in Hall 2: Designed for the conditioning needs of high-performance inkjet printing systems…

Steinemann at drupa with new dmax digital varnishing
New narrow-format dmax digital varnishing machines attracting great interest. The dmax 106 also to be shown live in Hall 1 at drupa…

CRON brings major diversification to drupa campaign
Six new products illustrate company’s dedication to improve value chain from plate to printed product…

Epson at the NEC: It’s a Wrap!
Spotted on the Epson stand at Sign & Digital UK last month was this customised car with eye-catching graphics…

Intelligencer opts for new Roland 700 HiPrint
Intelligencer continues its tradition of innovation by installing highly-specified Roland 700 in North America…

Fujifilm Jet Press 540W proved to be the perfect investment
Based in Czarnków, Poland, Interak sees productivity boost three months on from Jet Press 540W installation…

BST Eltromat launches FSS 15 ink fountain control
A successor solution to BST Eltromat’s previous ink fountain control systems for offset printing…

Fri 06 May…   
KURZ: Innovative die technologies for hot stamping
Hinderer + Mühlich presenting novel die designs and setup aids at drupa as a co-exhibitor with the stamping foil manufacturer…

Industrial Inkjet on customer-finding mission at drupa 2016
IIJ targeting 200 new OEM customers for Konica Minolta at drupa on Konica Minolta’s stand in Hall 8b…

Masterwork’s extensive postpress for packaging at drupa
At drupa, Masterwork will debut automatic sheet inspection machines, die-cutting and embossing, and folder gluers…

X-Rite Pantone and Flexolahti Oy partner for Nordics
Strategic partnership aims to expand the ‘PANTONE Certified Printer Programme’ in the Nordic Region…

The new, brighter UPM Sol lets your printed material shine
UPM introduces an enhanced version its premium coated mechanical sheetfed grade, pushing its brightness even higher…

Hubergroup inks for today’s UV printing
The global ink manufacturer launches new and updated ink series for conventional and state-of-the-art UV presses…

Five Castles Press opts for Heidelberg Linoprint CP
Five Castles switches from Xerox to Linoprint technology from Heidelberg UK…

Last lead articles from previous update…  

Last Friday’s leads…
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…

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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

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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…

Online Features Mar/Apr Chapter 04

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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…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Sustainable by Design
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 May

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Another Green World
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 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 must scroll down to view each Chapter when you visit the Newsroom

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016

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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.

Kurz: Innovative die technologies for hot stamping
Hinderer + Mühlich is presenting novel die designs and setup aids at drupa as a co-exhibitor with the stamping foil manufacturer Leonhard Kurz…

Industrial Inkjet on customer-finding mission at drupa
IIJ targeting 200 new OEM customers for Konica Minolta at drupa on Konica Minolta’s stand in Hall 8b…

Masterwork’s extensive postpress for packaging at drupa
At drupa, Masterwork will debut automatic sheet inspection machines, die-cutting and embossing, and folder gluers…

CRON brings major diversification to its drupa campaign
Six new products illustrate company’s dedication to improve value chain from plate to printed product…

MGI to showcase the Future of Print at drupa
MGI Digital Technology announces exclusive world premieres of new products for digital and offset applications…

Adphos Digital Printing at drupa in Hall 6
adphosNIR – drying, curing and other thermal processes at the speed of light at drupa 2016…

Feldmuehle at drupa 2016 in Hall 4
With a focus on VivaCard and MediaLiner high-white, matt materials for holistic packaging design…

The touchpoint 3D fab + print: at drupa
Visionary ideas, best cases and hands-on state of the art…

HP introduces three wide-format Latex Printers for drupa debut
HP Inc. propels print service providers’ profitability with new latex printers as company’s third-generation Latex portfolio delivers new levels of productivity and affordability…

The next step in colour communication at dip on 2 and 8 June
Colour management specialist Erik Koldenhof on stage at the drupa innovation park: ‘Embrace open standards for print quality communication’…

Steinemann at drupa in Hall 1 with new dmax systems
New narrow-format dmax digital varnishing machines attracting great interest. The dmax 106 will be shown live at drupa…

Leonhard Kurz named a HP SmartStream Solutions Partner
The Kurz DM-Liner for creating glossy, metalised surfaces with digital print, to be presented on HP’s stand at drupa in Hall 17…

Kodak’s latest version of Insite Creative Workflow in Hall 5
Kodak Insite Creative Workflow improves collaboration and security with HTML5 will be demonstrated at drupa…

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

CP Bourg at drupa in Hall 6 and in Hall 17 with HP Indigo
CP Bourg announces advanced integration with the new HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press and HP Indigo Direct-to-Finish to be debuted in Hall 17…

Unilux to introduce two LED strobes at drupa
Lightweight stroboscopes deliver brighter light, more even coverage, enhanced ability to inspect UV-visible inks, security elements or coatings…

Previous…   
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/Oce, 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…

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

touchpoint 3D fab + print:
Visionary ideas, best cases and hands-on state of the art…

touchpoint 3D fab + print:
Visionäre Ideen, Best Cases & State-of-the-Art zum Anfassen…

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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…

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

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

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