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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 24 June 2016

Welcome to this week’s second post-drupa news roundup, with another 50 articles in the headline news for this week, plus a further 30 in our own drupa Newsroom and around another 500 or so articles, comprising key interviews, feature articles, surveys, news, new kit and sales successes in the series of eleven complete drupa daily news magazines, published on each day of the fair in Düsseldorf. But please note, there is a correction, as last week’s series was incomplete, which has now been rectified…  Thanks to Refik Telhan, one of our followers and subscriber in Istanbul, Turkey, for helpfully drawing attention to the error and omissions.

Correction! We have a really exciting new addition for you in our own drupa Newsroom. If you weren’t at the show, or even if you were at this year’s event in Düsseldorf, you can now get your hands on all eleven issues of the drupa daily show magazine, with complete PDFs of each issue to download.

These are jam-packed with news and highlights and the daily ‘Red Sofa’ interview with key exhibitors’ starting with drupa President and Koenig & Bauer chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann; followed by Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke; Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen; Benny Landa; Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing; Konica Minolta’s Olaf Lorenz general manager Business Solutions Europe; Jean-Pascal Bobst; Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon; Massivit chief executive Avner Israeli; Marabu chief executive York Boeder; and lastly, Wolfgang Kroplunik, head of business development & Western Europe, Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi; talking to two of Europe’s top trade press editors: Thomas Fasold of Druck&Medien in Germany; and Daryl Danielli, of PrintWeek UK.

The drupa daily also includes some of the hottest show technology, sales and products that were the buzz words at drupa 2016, and breaking news of the day, sourced, curated and produced by a team of the industry’s leading journalists throughout the show. Comments and rumours, photos and all that made it ten fantastic days at drupa and in drupacity Düsseldorf.

Key news headlines this week: Monday’s leads were from KBA featuring newspaper web press orders in Germany, and the Indian Ocean Island of La Réunion. Tuesday saw Screen’s new high-speed roll-fed inkjet press, the Truepress Jet520NX drupa preview debut, lead the day’s selection. On Wednesday, Manroland Web Systems’ new compact web premiere: the Geoman e:line, took the lead; while on Thursday, Canon celebrated its most successful drupa ever.

Friday’s leader crowned the news of the week most appropriately, as the appointment of Jeff Jacobson to head Xerox Corporation was announced by the Xerox board, following completion of the company’s planned separation into two publicly traded companies. My sincere congratulations to Jeff, who has remained a very good friend since we first met at drupa 2000.

This week’s Verdigris Blog from Laurel Brunner, addressing environmental policies, really is an excellent article that should also not be missed.

As a tailender this week, on Wednesday, Kodak announced that it celebrated 21 years of Thermal CTP at drupa. A wonderful celebration indeed, since Dan Gelbart and Boudewijn Neijens of Creo (now part of Kodak) introduced their first thermal platesetter, heralding the birth of computer-to-plate at drupa 1995.

I was there, and followed this new and emerging technology very closely for the next three years, until Ipex in 1998, when commercially viable, reliable and affordable CTP was born with the Trendsetter, using Kodak Polychome Graphics’ thermal plates. It was immediately after this, that Graphic Repro & Print became one of the first five magazines in the world to adopt CTP. I wanted to prove to the industry that it was real and that it really did work.

Our first issue produced using CTP featured Heidelberg CEO Hartmut Mehdorn on its front cover, and the second issue, where we described the move to computer-to-plate from computer-to-film had Scitex’ corporate VP Miki Nagler on its cover. The issues are still in our Website archives for 1998! Wonderful pioneering stuff in those days! The rest, as they say, is history.

That’s it again for another week or so. Please scroll down carefully, as there is so much good stuff to read about.

 
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 20 June…   
Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann orders KBA Commander CL
Germany’s youngest independent daily newspaper, the Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung relies on KBA for the future…

KBA Cortina waterless web offset heads for Indian Ocean
20th KBA Cortina goes to the island of La Réunion for high-quality newspapers and semi commercials…

Warneke signs for Heidelberg Primefire 106 at drupa
Denver company Warneke Paper Box signed for Heidelberg USA’s first Primefire inkjet system at drupa…

Agfa Graphic’s next generation thermal plate system
Always innovating, Agfa Graphics announced its new generation thermal plates solution at drupa 2016…

Elanders boosts commercial printing power with HP
Advanced HP Indigo and PageWide Web Presses offer company next-level productivity and quality for unique campaigns…

Cimpress signs global deal for fleet of HP Indigo presses
Chooses HP Indigo digital presses to boost efficiency and enhance production quality, consistency and versatility…

Belfast printer orders LE-UV long perfector at drupa
Quinnstheprinters.com has ordered a Speedmaster XL 106-8-P LE-UV press for its new plant in England…

Crewe stops by to order new kit from Heidelberg
Crewe’s Phil Edwards and Simon Hughes signed an order for a Versafire CV digital press and Stahlfolder CH 66…

Norwegian PSP signs for two Ricoh presses at drupa
Cicero Digital and Graphic signed for a Ricoh Pro C9110 and Ricoh Pro C7110 on Ricoh’s stand at drupa 2016…

Highly automated Rapida 145 large-format for France
A&R Carton to receive largest sheetfed offset press exhibited at Drupa 2016 on KBA’s stand in Hall 16…

Tue 21June…   
Screen’s new Truepress Jet520NX in drupa preview debut
New high-speed roll-fed inkjet press drives growth of digital printing business with newly-developed printhead…

Screen’s new high-throughput thermal eight-page CTP
New series delivers class-leading productivity of 70 plates per hour; for release immediately after its drupa debut drupa…

Poland’s Multidruk purchases 500th Flexcel NX System
Kodak’s Flexcel NX System confirmed as a leading choice for flexo with 500th order at drupa 2016, and Multidruk’s second system…

Ricoh launches TotalFlow DFE for sheetfed presses
Ricoh has announced that TotalFlow Print Server R-61/R-61A, a new printer Digital Front End for Ricoh sheetfed colour presses…

Nationwide Print to implement Ricoh’s Marcom Central
Nationwide Print enhances client experience with Ricoh’s MarcomCentral and a new Ricoh Pro C7100 press…

Acanthus extends its digital portfolio with Versafire CV
Acanthus Press is to supplement its HP Indigo digital technology with a Versafire CV from Heidelberg…

Fourth Muller Martini Connect system bound for Latvia
Livonia in Riga, invests in a fourth Connect system with two new brand-new dynamic Ventura MC 200 machines…

Centrum Printing purchases KBA Rapida 145
On the first drupa day: KBA large-format Rapida 145 press sold to Centrum Printing in Sydney, Australia…

Adverset Media Solutions signs drupa Horizon deal
Horizon AFC566F folder chosen to bring complex folding in-house for Scarborough print and display company Adverset…

Blackman & White Versa-Tech cutter for Practical Minds
Practical Minds finds the Versa-Tech from Blackman & White a practical solution to in-house cutting and finishing…

Wed 22 June…    
Manroland Web’s new compact web press premiers at drupa
At drupa 2016, Manroland Web Systems presented its new compact newspaper press: the Geoman e:line…

CHILI publish celebrates success at drupa 2016
CHILI publish conducted demos of its latest CHILI publisher online editor and new CHILI rendro to crowds that packed the stand…

Kodak celebrates 21 years of Thermal CTP at drupa
And signs its 21,000th customer at drupa: Poland’s Karton-Pak orders its second CTP VLF Kodak platesetter…

Bobst wins EDP Award with digital press for corrugated
Bobst won the 2016 European Digital Press Association award for ‘Best corrugated printer/solution’…

UPM Raflatac announces senior appointment
Antti Jääskeläinen has been appointed executive vice president, of UPM Raflatac to further develop the business…

Route One Print converts Speedmaster SX 102 to LE-UV
IST (UK) converts Rotherham trade printer’s eight-colour B1 SX 102 long perfector to LE-UV for speed and quality lift…

KBA Rapida 106 for Premier League city Leicester
Qualvis Print and Packaging in the East Midlands city of Leicester on a growth curve with luxury packaging and KBA…

Simply Cartons opts for second Rapida 106 at drupa
Second 20,000sph KBA Rapida 106 with double coater for Nottingham firm, equipped for conventional and UV printing…

Rotolito Lombarda to add third Corona C15 binding line
Rotolito Lombarda invests in a third high-spec Muller Martini Corona C15 perfect binding line at drupa…

Ecograf Denmark signs for two Ricoh Pro C9110 presses
Danish company Ecograf invests in its quality service by ordering two Ricoh Pro C9110 presses at drupa…

Thu 23 June…   
Canon Europe has its most successful drupa ever
Canon celebrates its most successful drupa ever as customers are inspired to extend their capabilities to unleash print…

FINAT’s sparkling 2016 winning line-up announced
Highlights of this year’s FINAT Label Competition…

Epson reports significant orders at successful drupa
Epson increases production to meet high demand after biggest ever showcase for its complete range of inkjet printers at drupa…

Hybrid Software’s innovation stands out at drupa
The fastest growing software company in the graphic arts sector has announced record-breaking results from drupa 2016…

Epson Italia to acquire Fratelli Robustelli
Epson to acquire ‘Monna Lisa’ Italian textile printer manufacturing company Robustelli, based in La Guardia, Como…

Two new ‘Push to Stop’ XL 106 eight-colours for Lonnemann
Media group Cramer + Lonnemann invests in industrial production and autonomous printing to continue its growth…

Magneet orders second Ricoh Pro C9110 at drupa
Dutch print service provider Magneet Communicatiecentrum adds second heavy duty digital colour sheetfed press…

Datum picks Ricoh Pro C9110 press at drupa 2016
The Hatfield, UK cross media specialists signed the deal for the heavy duty colour press on Ricoh’s drupa stand…

Ten-colour KBA Rapida 106 bound for Wiesbaden
Druckerei Chmielorz from Wiesbaden, Germany, invested in a ten-colour Rapida 106 for 5-over-5 perfecting at drupa 2016…

First new QuadTech DeltaCam sale at drupa
First QuadTech DeltaCam and QuadTech Color Control with SpectralCam chosen for new Goss Thallo order for Russia…

Fri 24 June…   
Jeff Jacobson appointed to head Xerox Corporation
Xerox board appoints Jeff Jacobson to become CEO of Xerox Corporation following completion of separation…

drupa daily news issues 1 – 11 to download as PDFs
These eleven jam-packed drupa daily issues are ready to read now. We have them all here for you in our drupa Newsroom…

New Sun Technical Centre in Karlstein, Germany
Sun Chemical Advanced Materials and the DIC Corporation open new European PPS Technical Centre…

Largest FESPA Mexico event to date now sold out
Central America’s largest event dedicated to wide-format printing and textile decoration, 18 – 20 August 2016…

Fujifilm’s first Onset X3 sale at drupa to Bachman, Germany
Screen printer from North Rhine-Westphalia to boost capacity with the high-production Onset X3 with Hostert Automation…

Augustus Martin adds two Inca Onset X2s and one Onset X3
Fujifilm confirms triple Onset X series investment by Top-50 UK printer Augustus Martin at drupa 2016…

Second Fujifilm Jet Press 720S and Award for Straub Druck
Second Jet Press 720S investment from Straub Druck & Medien in Germany, plus ‘Jet Press Print Innovation Award’…

Another KBA Rapida 106 for Allied Printing at drupa
Allied Printing Services in Manchester/Connecticut, USA has ordered its fourth Rapida 106 within a period of just 48 months…

Mount Street Printers undertakes front to back investment
Royal Warrant Holder Mount Street Printers in Mayfair will take delivery of its largest Polar guillotine to date…

Modern Litho opts for latest XL 106 long perfector
Modern Litho, Jefferson City, USA signs for latest Speedmaster XL 106-5-LYYL-P+5+L technology at drupa…

Alphagraphics aims to triple productivity with drupa buys
AlphaGraphics Idaho Falls purchases full suite of Heidelberg products from Prinect Workflow to press to folding and finishing at drupa…

Last lead article from Friday in previous update…  

Last issue’s Friday lead article…

Manroland Web: Strong drupa performance with great prospects
The fully networked production for the future: Manroland Web Systems is very satisfied with its showing at drupa 2016…

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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 70 last year, 90 in 2014, and 92 articles in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2).

Technology-related Chapter 02

Online Features May/Jun Chapter 05

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Environmental policies
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Jun

Previous…   
Preparing for drupa 2020
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 Jun

Paperlab Update
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Jun

Energising
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sun 05 Jun

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. 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 daily to download as PDFs
These jam-packed drupa daily news issues are ready to read now. You can download each one complete as a PDF…

drupa daily issue No 1 on 31 May 2016
Includes drupa President and Koenig & Bauer chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann’s Red Sofa chat with Thomas Fasold…

drupa daily issue No 2 on 1 June 2016
Includes Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke talking to Darryl Danielli about the business’s evolution and how it’s getting back to its roots…

drupa daily issue No 3 on 2 June 2016
Includes Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen’s talk with Darryl Danielli about the importance of merging cultures…

drupa daily issue No 4 on 3 June 2016
Includes Landa Digital Printing founder and chairman Benny Landa as he tells Darryl Danielli how he has been retired for 50-plus years…

drupa daily issue No 5 on 4 June 2016
Includes Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing talking to Darryl Danielli about growth…

drupa daily issue No 6 on 5 June 2016
Includes Olaf Lorenz, GM of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, as he discusses the KM-C with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 7 on 6 June 2016
Includes Jean-Pascal Bobst, chief executive of Swiss manufacturer
Bobst talking to Darryl Danielli about the importance of family…

drupa daily issue No 8 on 7 June 2016
Includes Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon sharing his thoughts on the importance of partnerships with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 9 on 8 June 2016
Includes Massivit chief executive Avner Israeli emphasises to Darryl Danielli that printers should embrace the 3D opportunity sooner rather than later…

drupa daily issue No 10 on 9 June 2016
Includes Marabu chief executive York Boeder talking with Thomas Fasold about digitisation in printing and the strengths of screen printing…

drupa daily issue No 11 on 10 June 2016
Includes Wolfgang Kroplunik, head of business development & Western Europe, Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi, talking with Thomas Fasold about paper and changing requirements in the digital transformation…

drupa 2016 Exhibitors’ show + post-show News
Latest additions can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa 2016
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

Finest finishing with the KBA Rapida RSP 106
Rotary screen printing made by KBA. Print finishing and for the first time post-press were major topics on the KBA stand at Drupa which recently closed its doors…

KBA at Drupa 2016 in Hall 16
Diversity in print with strong focus on digital and packaging and industrial functional printing, as well as innovative processes, such as LED-UV printing defined KBA’s stand…

KBA Flexodruck with water-based inks at drupa
The new NEO 😄 LR: Hybrid web press from KBA-Flexotecnica for all typical ink systems, and at drupa with low-migration water-based inks…

KBA posted positive half-time result from Drupa
Koenig & Bauer Group announced a positive verdict on group performance at half-time with high visitor numbers and new orders on schedule…

KBA RotaJET L-Series wins over Drupa visitors
At this year’s Drupa KBA-Digital & Web Solutions present the RotaJET L-series live in action several times a day…

KBA’s return to sheetfed flexo for corrugated
New-generation Corrugraph to be ‘Made in Germany’…

Canon Europe has its most successful drupa ever
Canon celebrates its most successful drupa ever as customers are inspired to extend their capabilities to unleash print…

Canon Europe impressed at drupa with industrial-scale live production
Canon shows leadership in continuous feed inkjet for industrial production print and book production on Hall 8a at drupa 2016…

Canon shows prototype ‘View & Cut’ with Océ ProCut devices
Canon Europe & Zünd Skandinavien show prototype ‘View & Cut’ solution to automate industrial wide-format finishing at drupa…

New Océ ColorStream 6000 Chroma debuted at drupa
Canon launches brand new Océ ColorStream 6000 Chroma continuous feed inkjet press at drupa 2016…

Océ Arizona 2200 UV Series launched at drupa
Canon launches Océ Arizona 2200 UV Series for best in class quality and productivity in flatbed printing…

Agfa: Workflow management in the cloud has many advantages
Agfa Graphics’ Apogee Cloud users minimise IT investments, saving costs and maximising flexibility…

Epson reports significant orders at successful drupa
Epson increases production to meet high demand after biggest ever showcase for its complete range of inkjet printers at drupa…

Kodak announces Prinergy Workflow partnerships at drupa
Kodak confirms partnerships with Komori, Konica Minolta, Landa and Ricoh, extends reach of Prinergy workflow…

Kodak Prosper Stream Inkjet integration shown at drupa
Kodak announces Prosper OEM partnerships with Manroland Web Systems and Matti Technology…

Kodak’s new NexPress ZX Digital Production Colour Presses
NexPress Opaque White Dry Ink and the ‘Max Platform’ – the next-generation NexPress Colour Platform…

Manroland Web Systems’ flexible, compact press premieres at drupa 2016
At drupa 2016, Manroland Web Systems presented its new newspaper press: the more compact Geoman e:line…

CHILI publish celebrates success at drupa 2016
CHILI publish conducted demonstrations of its latest CHILI publisher online editor and the new CHILI rendro solution to crowds that packed the stand…

Hybrid Software’s innovation stands out at drupa
The fastest growing software company in the graphic arts sector has announced record-breaking results from drupa2016…

Display design simplified with ArtiosCAD Display Store
New online portal delivers professional, pre-tested, standard designs for quick-start business opportunities…

MarcomCentral’s new tool debuted by Ricoh at drupa
MarcomCentral empowers users to seamlessly submit jobs and helps simplify print providers’ workflow…

Müller Martini and Enfocus team up for Connex
Enfocus and Müller Martini team up to enhance book production with Enfocus Switch to Connex LineControl for SigmaLine process management…

Ricoh launches TotalFlow DFE for sheetfed presses
Ricoh has announced that TotalFlow Print Server R-61/R-61A, a new printer Digital Front End, will be launched globally for Ricoh sheetfed colour presses…

AVT’s Jet-IQ to be integrated on EFI’s Nozomi C18000
EFI chooses AVT as strategic partner for integrated inkjet print quality control for the new corrugated board inkjet press…

Manroland Web Systems in good shape at drupa 2016
Manroland Web Systems presented its financial results, strategy and technological highlights at its drupa press conference.

Screen introduces new inkjet inks for coated paper at drupa
Screen develops inks that enable printing on coated paper using high-speed roll-fed inkjet presses…

Screen revamps its after-sales management system
Screen expands new IoT and cloud-based service system: TRUST Service Desk to further improve customer satisfaction…

Screen Truepress Jet520NX finalised for drupa preview debut
New high-speed roll-fed inkjet press drives growth of digital printing business with newly-developed printhead, to launch in early 2017…

Screen’s new high-throughput eight-page CTP at drupa
New series delivers class-leading productivity of 70 plates per hour; for release immediately after drupa…

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Fujifilm and Heidelberg target growth potential of the industry
Successful partnership between Fujifilm and Heidelberg confirmed as CEOs agree to target growth potential of the industry…

Manroland: Strong drupa performance with great prospects
The fully networked production for the future: Manroland Web Systems is very satisfied with drupa 2016…

Muller Martini’s drupa leaves a convincing impression
Muller Martini CEO, Bruno Müller, looks back at the company’s successful participation at drupa 2016…

Print makes strong comeback at the ‘Best drupa’ since 2000
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016, announced a decidedly positive closing verdict…

Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa
Kodak generates significant industry buzz at the largest print show on earth with outstanding results at 181% of target…

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa 2016
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

Agfa Graphic’s next generation thermal plate system
Always innovating, Agfa Graphics announced its new generation thermal plates solution at drupa 2016…

EFI adds new, scalable blade-based Fiery DFEs
Power the latest generation of ultra high-speed inkjet presses supporting packaging and transactional applications…

EFI launches new, cloud-based Fiery Navigator software
A new cloud-based product that gives digital print service providers insight into their production data…

EFI newest Midmarket Print Suite European debut at drupa
The updated Productivity Suite, with EFI Pace as the core MIS and a rich collection of print specific components, delivers certified, end-to-end business and production workflows…

EFI’s advanced portfolio showcased in Hall 9 at drupa
Fuelling Customer Success: EFI’s Breakthrough New Digital Print Platforms at drupa spark New ‘Imaging of Things’ opportunities for Print Providers…

EFI’s Groundbreaking LED inkjet single-pass platform for corrugated
EFI launches revolutionary single-pass inkjet press for high-speed corrugated board production…

Heidelberg’s ‘Simply Smart’ motto for drupa 2016
drupa 2016: Heidelberg continues growth course – new market opportunities in the digital age…

Heidelberg Cloud forms the basis for future-oriented services
Smart Collaboration: Heidelberg Cloud, Heidelberg Assistant, and Heidelberg eShop are setting new standards in customer/supplier relationships…

Heidelberg’s Primefire 106: World premiere for industrial inkjet
drupa 2016: With the Primefire 106 Heidelberg presented a world premiere for industrial inkjet printing in 700 x 1000 format…

HP unleashes industry-leading digital printing portfolio
At drupa, HP reimagines possibilities of printing with new Pagewide, Indigo, HP JetFusion 3D printing solutions and more…

NXP Europe invests in new DM-Liner from Leonhard Kurz
British digital printing company NXP Europe is first worldwide to invest in B2 format Digital Metal technology from Leonhard Kurz…

Push to Stop – Heidelberg makes autonomous printing a reality
The new generation Speedmaster ushered in a paradigm shift in industrial print production with its new ‘Push to Stop’ operating philosophy…

World premiere of the new drupa-generation Speedmaster XL 106
Peak performance redefined: drupa-generation Speedmaster XL 106 revolutionises industrial print production…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
The full series can now be accessed in our drupa Newsroom in alphabetical order.

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
Includes the tenth and final article in this series from Andreas Weber in Mainz, Germany…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles – and more
Includes the tenth and final article in this series from Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016…

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

Largest FESPA Mexico to date now sold out
Central America’s largest event dedicated to wide-format printing and textile decoration, 18 – 20 August 2016…

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Jeff Jacobson at the June 2nd, 2016 hosting the Xerox VIP analyst reception in Düsseldorf’s Harbour City. Photo: Andreas Weber

 

By Andreas Weber

Do you remember? — “Good news! Jeff Jacobson became the new President of Technology Business for Xerox. For sure, he is one of the best in the whole market place!” — That was the good news almost 2 years ago. Our take was: “Recently, Jacobson distributed a letter to employees, partners and friends of the Technology Business in July, 2014, in which we can see how hardworking, passionate and principled his working attitude is. The way he approaches to sustained profitability for longer term is remarkable as he thinks not only achieving a big success in a specific year, but also being cost-efficient and investing in research and development to keep that success is important. Jacobson’s passion about technology business makes him quite successful as a president who has already caught the H2H approach by working for the Graphic Communications group.”

It was a tough decision right at the End of January 2016. We called it: “No Risk — No Fun! Ursula Burns had to announce that Xerox’ expansion failed and had to split the company. Later on she said that she will quit after the spilt to become the Chairman of the new Xerox Corporation after the spilt. And now we are back to the roots: Last night Xerox made public that Jeff Jacobson to become CEO of Xerox Corporation. For sure, it is not a surprise. Because as part of a small group of high-level analysts from around the globe Jeff Jacobson was the host of a #drupa2016 VIP reception in Düsseldorf’s beautiful Harbour City. Jeff’s welcome speech was his at that time hidden introduction as the new CEO. Very impressive, very smart. So I like to share my short iPhone videos dated June 2nd, 2016. My advice: Listen and learn. Jeff is really amazing and in my opinion the best doing a great job in the future. 

 

 

 

FYI – Xerox’ Press Announcement:

Jeff Jacobson to Become CEO of Xerox Corporation Following Completion of Separation

NORWALK, Conn., June 23, 2016 — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today that its board of directors appointedJeff Jacobson to be chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation following the completion of the company’s planned separation into two publicly traded companies. Jacobson currently serves as president of Xerox Technology and will continue in his current role until the separation is complete.

“Jeff is a great leader with a passion for our business and employees, deep customer relationships and a clear strategic vision to capitalize on the opportunities ahead,” said Ursula Burns. “During his four years at Xerox, Jeff has driven significant productivity and cost efficiency efforts while maintaining our commitment to innovation, quality and leading technology. With his previous public-company CEO experience and his track record and achievements at Xerox, the Board and I are confident he is the best person to lead Xerox forward.”

An industry veteran, Jacobson joined Xerox in 2012 as the president of Global Graphic Communications Operations. He became the president of the Xerox Technology business in 2014 with responsibility for worldwide strategy, sales channel operations, marketing, technical services and customer support, product development, manufacturing and distribution. Prior to Xerox, he served as the president, chief executive officer and chairman of Presstek, a supplier of digital offset printing solutions, where he drove a global expansion program.

“I am honored by the board’s decision to appoint me to lead one of the world’s most iconic companies and confident that we will build a bright future for Xerox on the foundation of disciplined management, operational excellence and customer focus that is in place today. As an independent company and with the benefit of the strategic transformation we are aggressively implementing, we will capture the many opportunities available to us to strengthen core businesses and pursue select growth opportunities,” Jacobson said.

“Jeff is clearly the right leader for Xerox’s document technology company,” said Ann Reese, Xerox’s lead independent director. “The board employed a rigorous internal and external search and undertook a thoughtful process to identify the right talent. Jeff has shown he is well-equipped to execute on the work we are doing now and to leverage future opportunities for the benefit of our shareholders, clients, partners and employees.”

On January 29, 2016, Xerox announced its plans to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies – Xerox, which will be comprised of the company’s Document Technology and Document Outsourcing businesses, and Conduent a business process services company. The company is on track to complete the separation by the end of 2016.

Xerox will be a global leader in document management and document outsourcing with superior technology, solutions and innovations. With $11 billion in 2015 revenue, the company will continue to be a trusted partner to its customers, helping them improve productivity, workflow and business performance through our deep understanding of how, why and where people work.

 

Conduent will be a business process services leader that helps businesses and governments manage transaction intensive processes at a large scale. With approximately $7 billion in 2015 revenue – 90% of which is annuity based – the company is focused on attractive growth markets including transportationhealthcare, commercial and government services.

 

 

Jeff Jacobson at #drupa2016 Foto by Andreas Weber

Jeff Jacobson at the June 2nd, 2016 #Xerox VIP reception in Düsseldorf’s Harbour City. Photo: Andreas Weber

 

 

Jeff Jacobson Biography                                                                                          

Jeffrey Jacobson is president of the Xerox Technology business. He was named to this position and appointed an executive vice president of the corporation in July 2014. Jacobson has been a corporate officer since February 2012.

In his current role, Jacobson leads the company’s technology business, which offers a diverse portfolio of hardware, software and services to customers ranging from small businesses to multinational enterprises. He is responsible for worldwide strategy, sales channel operations, marketing, technical services and customer support, and product development, manufacturing and distribution.

Jacobson joined Xerox in 2012 as the president of Global Graphic Communications Operations where he led strategy, operations and product development of the company’s production systems portfolio for the global graphic communications market. In 2014, as the chief operating officer of the Xerox Technology business, his responsibilities were expanded to include strengthening the technology product and solutions portfolio, managing the cost base and driving supply chain, manufacturing and overall efficiencies.

Prior to Xerox, Jacobson served as the president and chief executive officer of Presstek, adding the title of chairman in 2009. Previously, Jacobson was chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Company’s $3.6 billion Graphic Communications Group. He also served for five years as CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a $1.7 billion joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.

Jacobson, age 56, is a graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo and holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from the Cornell School of Industrial Relations. He also holds a juris doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

 

About Xerox

Xerox is helping change the way the world works. By applying our expertise in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and user-centric insights, we engineer the flow of work to provide greater productivity, efficiency and personalization. Our employees create meaningful innovations and provide business process servicesprinting equipmentsoftware and solutions that make a real difference for our clients and their customers in 180 countries. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

 

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 17 June 2016

Welcome to this first post-drupa news roundup, with over 50 news items for you in the headlines since last Monday, plus late additions to the pre-drupa News in our own dedicated Newsroom from Asahi, Fujifilm and Agfa Graphics, and another important initial 20 ‘at-show and post-show’ announcements… from Heidelberg, Koenig & Bauer, Kodak, EFI, Muller Martini, Leonhard Kurz, Manroland Web Systems, and Fujifilm with Heidelberg; and especially from drupa 2016 show organiser Messe Düsseldorf with its end-of-show closing announcement, following what has been described as ‘the best drupa since 2000’. This drupa article also contains 21 endorsements and personal comments from key exhibitors, such as Guy Gecht, EFI; Benny Landa; Gerold Linzbach, Heidelberg; Jean-Pascal Bobst; Francois Martin, HP; John Blyth, Ricoh Europe; and 15 others. All of the above articles and announcements do not include the mass of at-show sales successes which appeared in our daily news columns throughout the week – with masses still to come, and with more still arriving on a daily basis.

What is the secret of #drupa2016 in 20 sec. — Summary by Andreas Weber, Head of Value.

Then we have a really exciting new addition for you in our drupa Newsroom. If you weren’t at the show, or even if you were at this year’s event in Düsseldorf, you can now get your hands on all nine daily issues of the drupa daily show magazine, with complete PDFs of each issue to download. These are jam-packed with news and highlights and a daily ‘Red Sofa’ interview with key exhibitors’ starting with drupa President and Koenig & Bauer chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann; followed by Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen; Benny Landa; Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing; Konica Minolta’s Olaf Lorenz general manager Business Solutions Europe; Jean-Pascal Bobst; Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon; Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke, and lastly, Marabu chief exec utive York Boeder, talking to two of Europe’s top trade press editors: Thomas Fasold of Druck&Medien, Germany; and Daryl Danielli, of PrintWeek UK. 

The drupa daily also includes some of the hottest show technology, sales and products that were the buzz words at drupa 2016, sourced, curated and produced by a team of the industry’s leading journalists throughout the show. Comments and rumours, photos and all that made it ten fantastic days at drupa and in drupacity Düsseldorf.
The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and cross-media solutions also announced that it is to stick to its proven four-year cycle and drupa will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. 
Please scroll down very carefully this week. You will also find three Verdigris Blogs from Laurel Brunner, all published since our last update. There is a message from Laurel in her most recent Blog for the drupa organisers, who missed a great opportunity in not taking a sustainability lead at this year’s event, and hopes the environment will be in sharper focus in 2020.
I hope you enjoy this week’s selection.
Until next time, when I shall strive to bring you lots more.
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 13 June…   
Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa 2016
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

Novus Holdings South Africa adds Kodak Prosper S-Series
Kodak and Novus Holdings South Africa celebrate biggest Kodak Prosper Installation in Southern Hemisphere at drupa 2016…

Caxton and CTP in African first with Kodak Prosper Inkjet
Kodak and Thunderbolt Solutions to Change the Face of Leading South African Newspapers with Prosper S-Series variable inkjet…

NXP Europe invests in new DM-Liner from Leonhard Kurz
British digital printing company NXP Europe is first worldwide to invest in B2 format Digital Metal technology from Leonhard Kurz…

Ricoh SA dedicates June as Eco Action Month
Ricoh puts the green muscle of over 100 000 employees globally, behind World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June…

EDP Awards Heidelberg Omnifire 250 for colour 4D printing
The European Digital Press Association selected the Omnifire 250 4D printing system for ‘Technical Committee Award’ 2016…

New super-fast Epson SureColor printer wins EDP Award
Epson’s new SureColor SC-P20000 won ‘Best Photographic Printer’ at the European Digital Press Association Awards…

Rotometrics European Open House in September 2016
BPIF Labels to partner this key biennial event in the label calendar since 2012, with additional 40% space for this year…

The next InPrint in Munich, Germany in 2017
From 14 to 16 November, InPrint offers exhibitors a platform for showing cutting-edge printing technology…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

Tue 14 June…   
Sappi continues move to biomaterials and bio-energy
Sappi to construct a second-generation renewable sugar extraction demonstration plant at its Ngodwana Mill in South Africa…

Print makes strong comeback at the ‘Best drupa since 2000’
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer and drupa president 2016, announced a positive closing verdict…

Heidelberg on course for growth
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG set the course for growth and sustained profitability in the financial year 2015/2016…

CTP Printers Cape Town launches new Lithoman IV
Special 24 hour print event in May at CTP Printers Cape Town introduced the latest Manroland Lithoman IV web press…

Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa
Kodak generates significant industry buzz at the largest print show on earth with outstanding results 181% of target…

BHS Corrugated and Screen announce partnership
Screen and BHS to develop high-volume inline industrial digital printing solution for the corrugated board industry…

Adare SEC to add two full-colour Ricoh Pro VC60000s
UK-based Adare SEC makes multi-million pound commitment to colour personalisation with two Ricoh Pro VC60000s at drupa 2016…

EDC Expert first to invest in Ricoh Pro VC60000
EDC Expert (former Emerson DC) invests in Eastern Europe’s first Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed inkjet platform…

Antalis Packaging offers free audits in UK
Free comprehensive packaging auditing services now available through latest Antalis Packaging investment…

Tipografic signs drupa order for Christmas delivery
Label producer Tipografic signs with Heidelberg UK for latest Speedmaster XL 106-7+L, Polar 115 Autotrim, and Bander…

Wed 15 June…   
Muller Martini’s drupa leaves a convincing impression
Muller Martini CEO, Bruno Müller, looks back at the company’s successful participation at drupa 2016 and Finishing 4.0…

Springfield buys third Screen Truepress digital label press
Springfield Solutions, UK, invests in third Truepress Jet L350UV press at drupa to keep pace with steady growth…

Heidelberg grows with digital as 1000th Versafire sold
Heidelberg has sold its 1000th Versafire digital printing system worldwide (formerly named Linoprint prior to drupa)…

Ricoh SA has chosen to focus on the Western Cape
Ricoh SA Western Cape assembles top industry teams for services-led operations in document imaging and production print…

Mimaki hat-trick at European Digital Press Awards
Accolades for Mimaki UJV55-320, Mimaki UJF-7151 plus and Mimaki TX300P-1800 at the EDP Awards presented at drupa 2016…

Agfa Graphics Jeti Mira recognised in EDP Awards
European Digital Press Association rewards Agfa Jeti Mira as ‘Best wide-format flatbed printer up to 250 sq/m hour’…

SPGPrints PIKE digital textile printer wins EDP Award
SPGPrints’s PIKE digital textile printer has won the European Digital Press Award for ‘Best Industrial Textile Solution’…

Canon South Africa makes moves to become carbon neutral
Canon SA is steadfast in its commitment to optimise resource efficiency and contribute to environmental sustainability…

EFI and Esko to bring combined workflow solution to market
EFI and Esko announced a LOI at drupa for workflow collaboration in the high-growth packaging segment…

Ricoh partners with EFI Vutek for large-format inkjet
Ricoh partners with EFI Vutek to offer market-leading large-format flatbed printing solutions…

Thu 16 June…   
HP’s largest customer deal in HP Indigo history
Shutterfly signs for 25 HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses to capture 2016 holiday peak season production demands…

UPM: Students need fluent reading skills
The Finnish Reading Centre to organise 100 literacy workshops for technical studies students with UPM’s support…

EDP Awards with three product wins for HP Inc. at drupa
HP SmartStream Mosaic, HP PrintOS and HP DesignJet T830 were each named the best product in their category…

Exclusive carbon-neutral Eco-Range boxes from Antalis
Antalis Packaging in the UK has launched its Eco-Range of single wall corrugated box products…

LED-UV and perfecting from KBA bound for Glasgow
Two Rapida 106s for J Thomson Colour Printers in a two-press deal signed at drupa: a six colour and a ten-colour…

World’s first Book of One Bookline for NBD Biblion
The world’s first Muller Martini Diamant MC Digital Book of One Bookline goes to NBD Biblion in The Netherlands…

CEWE adds three Versafire CPs from Heidelberg
Europe’s biggest photo service provider CEWE chooses Versafire CP digital printing systems from Heidelberg…

Vale Press unveils B2 expansion with drupa purchase
Huge success following its move into B2 two years ago has led Vale Press back to Heidelberg…

Two iconic newspapers now printed in Turenki, Finland
Hansaprint prints Financial Times and International New York Times on the World’s First Ricoh Pro VC60000…

Crossprint adds perfect binding to support new business
Isle of Wight commercial printer adds Horizon perfect binder and three-side trimmer to expand in-house services…

Fri 17 June…   
Manroland Web: Strong drupa performance with great prospects
The fully networked production for the future: Manroland Web Systems is very satisfied with its showing at drupa 2016…

EFI acquires Optitex and its 3D design technology
EFI acquires emerging and fast-growing Optitex to extend its leadership in the digital transformation of the textile industry…

Konica Minolta wins two cut-sheet EDP Awards
Konica Minolta’s new AccurioJet KM-1 sheetfed B2+ UV inkjet digital press and bizhub PRESS C71hc awarded…

From web to corrugated with Highcon Axis at LxBxH
Beta site LxBxH Verpackung, has gone live with its online customisable corrugated box ordering system…

World’s first LED-UV on high speed web offset press
The Goss M-600 press surpasses expectations with first installation of LED UV drying and VITS Sheeter…

Walsh snaps up Heidelberg’s new high output Stahlfolder
First Irish company to purchase the new Stahlfolder TH 82-P that was launched by Heidelberg at drupa…

CFI Technologies orders second Ricoh Pro VC60000
Galiote Prenant Group has ordered a second line just months after becoming first in France with a Ricoh Pro VC60000…

IME by Estimprim orders KBA Rapida 105 PRO
Eight-colour KBA B1 perfector for French book specialist…

KMS Litho seeks digital expansion with Versafire CV
KMS Litho undertook extensive research into digital options and came down in favour of the Heidelberg Versafire CV…

Micropress orders Primera MC saddle stitcher at drupa
The new Muller Martini Primera MC will boost Micropress UK’s productivity…

Last lead article from previous update…  

Last issue’s lead article…

UPM is changing its corporate structure in Finland
UPM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan announced last December, to change its corporate structure in Finland…

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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 70 last year, 90 in 2014, and 92 articles in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2).

Technology-related Chapter 02

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Asahi mini-white paper: Water- vs Solvent-washable
Making flexographic printing more sustainable and efficient with water-washable flexo plates as compared to conventional solvent-washable plates…

Online Features May/Jun Chapter 05

Previous…   
Canon SA a sponsor for South African Disabled Golf Open
Canon SA was proudly part of the 2016 Nedbank South African SA Disabled Golf Open at Zwartkop Country Club in Pretoria from 2 to 4 May 2016…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Preparing for drupa 2020
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 Jun

Paperlab Update
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Jun

Energising
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sun 05 Jun

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. 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 daily to download as PDFs
These jam-packed drupa daily news issues are ready to read now. You can download each one complete as a PDF…

drupa daily issue No 1 on 31 May 2016
Includes drupa President and Koenig & Bauer chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann’s Red Sofa chat with Thomas Fasold…

drupa daily issue No 2 on 2 June 2016
Includes Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen’s talk with Darryl Danielli about the importance of merging cultures…

drupa daily issue No 3 on 3 June 2016
Includes Landa Digital Printing founder and chairman Benny Landam as he tells Darryl Danielli how he has been retired for 50-plus years…

drupa daily issue No 4 on 4 June 2016
Includes Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing talking to Darryl Danielli about growth…

drupa daily issue No 5 on 5 June 2016
Includes Olaf Lorenz, GM of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, as he discusses the KM-C with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 6 on 6 June 2016
Includes Jean-Pascal Bobst, chief executive of Swiss manufacturer
Bobst talking to Darryl Danielli about the importance of family…

drupa daily issue No 7 on 7 June 2016
Includes Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon sharing his thoughts on the importance of partnerships with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 8 on 8 June 2016
Includes Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke talking to Darryl Danielli about the business’s evolution and how it’s getting back to its roots…

drupa daily issue No 9 on 9 June 2016
Includes Marabu chief executive York Boeder talking with Thomas Fasold about digitisation in printing and the strengths of screen printing…

drupa 2016 Exhibitors’ show + post-show News
Latest additions can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Fujifilm and Heidelberg target growth potential of the industry
Successful partnership between Fujifilm and Heidelberg confirmed as CEOs agree to target growth potential of the industry…

Manroland: Strong drupa performance with great prospects
The fully networked production for the future: Manroland Web Systems is very satisfied with drupa 2016…

Muller Martini’s drupa leaves a convincing impression
Muller Martini CEO, Bruno Müller, looks back at the company’s successful participation at drupa 2016…

Print makes strong comeback at the ‘Best drupa’ since 2000
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016, announced a decidedly positive closing verdict…

Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa
Kodak generates significant industry buzz at the largest print show on earth with outstanding results at 181% of target…

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa 2016
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

Agfa Graphic’s next generation thermal plate system
Always innovating, Agfa Graphics announced its new generation thermal plates solution at drupa 2016…

EFI adds new, scalable blade-based Fiery DFEs
Power the latest generation of ultra high-speed inkjet presses supporting packaging and transactional applications…

EFI launches new, cloud-based Fiery Navigator software
A new cloud-based product that gives digital print service providers insight into their production data…

EFI newest Midmarket Print Suite European debut at drupa
The updated Productivity Suite, with EFI Pace as the core MIS and a rich collection of print specific components, delivers certified, end-to-end business and production workflows…

EFI’s advanced portfolio showcased in Hall 9 at drupa
Fueling Customer Success: EFI’s Breakthrough New Digital Print Platforms at drupa spark New ‘Imaging of Things’ opportunities for Print Providers…

EFI’s Groundbreaking LED inkjet single-pass platform for corrugated
EFI launches revolutionary single-pass inkjet press for high-speed corrugated board production…

Heidelberg’s ‘Simply Smart’ motto for drupa 2016
drupa 2016: Heidelberg continues growth course – new market opportunities in the digital age…

Heidelberg Cloud forms the basis for future-oriented services
Smart Collaboration: Heidelberg Cloud, Heidelberg Assistant, and Heidelberg eShop are setting new standards in customer/supplier relationships…

Heidelberg’s Primefire 106: World premiere for industrial inkjet
drupa 2016: With the Primefire 106 Heidelberg presented a world premiere for industrial inkjet printing in 700 x 1000 format…

HP unleashes industry-leading digital printing portfolio
At drupa, HP reimagines possibilities of printing with new Pagewide, Indigo, HP JetFusion 3D printing solutions and more…

NXP Europe invests in new DM-Liner from Leonhard Kurz
British digital printing company NXP Europe is first worldwide to invest in B2 format Digital Metal technology from Leonhard Kurz…

Push to Stop – Heidelberg makes autonomous printing a reality
The new generation Speedmaster ushered in a paradigm shift in industrial print production with its new ‘Push to Stop’ operating philosophy…

World premiere of the new drupa-generation Speedmaster XL 106
Peak performance redefined: drupa-generation Speedmaster XL 106 revolutionises industrial print production…

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
The tenth and final article in this series from Andreas Weber in Mainz, Germany…

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drupa ante portas: Big Data Up Close
Digital technologies impact the entire cosmos of print media and complete workflow, too. By Andreas Weber, Mainz/Germany…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
Latest additions can now be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Asahi: Gearing Up for drupa 2016
At Asahi Photoproducts, we are busy getting ready for drupa. We hope we will see you there; we’ll be located in Hall 11, stand A60, at the show, and we have some great technologies to share!…

Fujifilm ‘5D Printing Strategy’ at drupa 2016
Fujifilm to unveil its 5D Printing Strategy at drupa 2016 in partnership with EPAC Technologies…

Agfa to demo new Arkitex Production at drupa
Agfa Graphics announces latest Arkitex Production newspaper prepress workflow to be demonstrated at drupa in Hall 8a…

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

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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Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Screen Europe,  Drupa 2016,  Esko,  FESPA.  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic So lutions, Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Muller Martini AG,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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