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Mike Hilton’s Global News Review: #Heideldruck receive awards for its digitisation strategy

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 08 July 2016

 

Welcome to this week’s roundup of another 32 selected news articles for the week, plus eleven more in our own drupa Newsroom from Conti, Tresu, Xaar with Ricoh, Xeikon, HP Inc, EyeC, and Contiweb, which now brings the total to 416. You’ll also find two new entries in our FESPA Newsroom for the upcoming Digital Textile Conference in Milan, Italy on 30 September; and also for FESPA Mexico, highlighting its educational programme for the show which takes places from 18 – 20 August.

We have three new additions to Online Features Chapter 06 this week, from KBA with Interprint in Germany with the RotaJET VL; Highcon with Israel’s Eco Concrete; and Permapack in Switzerland with Esko.

This week sees the start of a brand new Digital Dots Wild Format Technology Guides series, which will continue over the coming 12 months. Sponsors which have made this new series possible include Agfa, EFI, Esko, Fujifilm, HP and Mimaki. The authors are Sonja Angerer, Laurel Brunner, Nessan Cleary, Paul Lindström and Sophie Matthews-Paul. We have included an introductory article leading the news on Thursday, with links to each of the first four articles which can be downloaded as illustrated PDFs from the Technology Guides section on our Website. If you haven’t noticed this section before, you’ll find it in the Index on our Home Page. I do hope you will find the new series useful and also enjoy it.

News leaders this week came from UPM on Monday, as it invests in the Kymi pulp mill in Finland to strengthen its position in the global pulp market as a supplier of bleached chemical pulp. Tuesday saw Sappi announce that its recently completed R100-million strategic investment has ensured a smooth relocation and improved production process – and improved quality – of its legendary Typek brand. On Wednesday, KBA confirmed finalisation of its takeover of die-cutter manufacturer Iberica in Barcelona, Spain, as the press manufacturer expands its portfolio into the growing packaging market.

Thursday was led by Wild Format and Digital Dots, covered above; while on Friday, we led with FESPA’s programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations for the 2016 Digital Textile Conference in Milan, which we also said above, takes place on 30 September.

Other events in the news this week also include the BPIF on Wednesday, as the British Coatings Federation joins with BPIF Cartons and the Stationers’ Company to present an exciting programme for a major food packaging Supply Chain Summit in London in September. On Thursday, interest for inkjet has pushed new players to join TheIJC 2016 (The Inkjet Conference) taking place at Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss from 4 – 6 October. This will be the third event in the ongoing series.

If you haven’t downloaded them already, please don’t miss the superb series of eleven drupa daily magazines which were produced for each day of the show. They really do contain an amazing collection of interviews and articles, features and snippets which should definitely not be missed. You can use the Adobe button in each introduction in our drupa Newsroom below, to download the PDFs.

The tailender for this week draws attention to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (on Tuesday), which saw Heidelberg receive awards for its digitisation strategy, in both the IDG Business Media Awards, as well as Dimension Data Deutschland’s Digital Leader Awards 2016.

That’s all from me for another week. You’ll find lots more of interest if you scroll down carefully.

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 04 July…  

UPM invests to further strengthen global pulp position

UPM invests in the Kymi pulp mill in Finland to strengthen its position in the global pulp market as a supplier of bleached chemical pulp…

HP Inc. hails drupa 2016 as the best ever

Company surpasses drupa 2012 results by 25 per cent and helps establish digital printing as mainstream…

X-Rite and Esko show extended gamut for converters

Digital colour communication, measurement and workflow tools that enable fixed palette printing at drupa…

EyeC providing assured quality for luxury folding cartons

Providing a flexible and innovative answer to the quality control needs of folding carton manufacturers…

Jones doubles speed with Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 82

Jones Printing cuts makeready times, increases productivity and improves quality with latest Stahlfolder buy…

First investment in unique Xeikon Fusion configuration

Xeikon Fusion technology persuades Dejonghe Printing Company to invest in digital printing…

Tue 05 July…  

Sappi Typek Stanger move leads to improved product

A R100-million strategic investment has ensured a smooth relocation and improved production process for Typek…

Heidelberg wins awards for digitisation strategy

Heidelberg success in IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland’s Digital Leader Award 2016…

Xaar and Ricoh in strategic thin film partnership

Partnership aims to maximise each company’s considerable expertise in Thin Film piezo printhead development…

TRESU’s new iCut digital flexo plate cutter

The speedy imaging of post-print spot-coating plates simplifies the digital folding carton printing workflow…

Route One adds Speedmaster XL 75 LE-UV long perfector

Route One Print to focus on 24-hour booklet work with new B2 Heidelberg Speedmaster long perfector with CutStar…

Route One Print adds Technotrans bulk ink system

Route One focuses on increasing output with bulk ink solution from Technotrans for its two B2 presses…

Label Products Belgium invests in Xeikon 3300

New digital label press agreement at drupa extends production possibilities for the Waregem-based Belgium label specialist…

Wed 06 July…    

KBA takes over Spanish Iberica AG S.A.

Press manufacturer expands portfolio for growing packaging market with die-cutter manufacturer based in Barcelona…

Major Food Packaging Supply Chain September Summit

The British Coatings Federation joins with BPIF Cartons and the Stationers’ Company to present an exciting programme…

New Xeikon 9600 combines quality and productivity

The new Xeikon 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of document printing applications…

Fujifilm enjoyed a hugely successful drupa 2016

Fujifilm showcased industry-leading inkjet technologies and gave a glimpse of the future of automation in print…

Parkinsons orders two Speedmaster CX 102 series at drupa

Indian packaging printer invests in productivity and automation solutions from Heidelberg for further growth…

Potts Print UK makes £230,000 finishing investment

Horizon SPF-FC/200L and a Perfecta 132 TS Flowline guillotine join Potts’ bindery solutions…

Thu 07 July…  

Wild Format Technology Is All About You!

A brand new 2016 – 2017 series of Digital Dots Technology Guides for Wild Format Digital Printing starts now…

ESMA announces TheIJC 2016 in Düsseldorf / Neuss

Interest for inkjet pushes new players to join TheIJC 2016 to at Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss from 4 – 6 October…

Fujifilm’s new XMF Controller and XMF Ensemble

Fujifilm launched two additions to its workflow portfolio at drupa: XMF Controller and XMF Ensemble…

Conti-Air: A new range of blankets debuted at drupa

New Conti-Air printing blankets for UV Inks, for energy-efficient printing, and for direct drives debuted at drupa last month…

ContiTech drupa launch for new Phoenix Xtra Blankets

Phoenix Xtra Blankets: New products primarily for growing market for UV printing and high-end products…

Colour Monster opts for Suprasetter A75 CTP and Prinect

Guernsey company anticipates delivery of CTP with Prinect Prepress Manager workflow from Heidelberg UK…

Fri 08 July…  

FESPA to host 2016 Digital Textile Conference in Milan

Programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations: 30 September 2016…

Value creation and innovation: European Label Forum

FINAT’S fast track to the future for the label industry took place from 16 – 18 June in Amsterdam, The Netherlands…

KBA presented a first in laminate flooring at drupa

At drupa 2016, KBA demonstrated how its RotaJET VL inkjet web press can produce a unique laminate floor product…

Permapack chooses Esko for seamless process management

Swiss firm achieves security, speed and flexibility in its overall workflow with Automation Engine and WebCenter…

Scodix secures largest customer deal in its history

Agreement includes purchase of 10 Scodix Ultra Pro presses to be placed in Avery Dennison RBIS facilities around the world…

TelloGruppen Sweden adds LED UV to Roland 700 HiPrint

TelloGruppen AB adopts latest LED UV drying technology for its eight-colour Roland 700 HiPrint sheetfed press…

Telford Repro turns to Duplo to unblock bottleneck

Digital printing company Telford Repro has extended its range of Duplo finishing equipment…

Last lead article from Friday in previous update…  

Last issue’s Friday lead articles…   

drupa 2016 expands the power of the Enfocus Community

Enfocus has a long record of actively collaborating with its users and partners, and this year’s drupa was no exception…

High-volume KBA inkjet web press certified by INGEDE

KBA’s RotaJET L-Series passes the International Association of the Deinking Industry deinking tests with flying colours…

GraphicRepro.Net e-News  (ISSN 1814-2923) is sponsored and made possible by:

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG  (Heidelberg), The world’s largest printing press manufacturer for the industry worldwide. Heidelberg customers enjoy the most comprehensive and extensive sales and service network in the industry for JDF compliant workflow, computer-to-plate, sheetfed offset, Web-to-print, digital printing, digital inkjet for labels and packaging, packaging and finishing, all with complementary consumables. Heidelberg has offices in around 170 countries. Visit the Heidelberg Website for more information.

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).

Online Features Jul/Aug Chapter 06

KBA presented a first in laminate flooring at drupa 2016

At drupa, KBA demonstrated how its RotaJET VL inkjet web press can produce a unique laminate floor product…

Design Meets Technology – for Taipei Design Expo exhibit

Highcon and Eco Concrete in Israel achieve the impossible in contemporary design, using Highcon’s 3D modeling technology…

Permapack teams with Esko for seamless process management

Swiss firm achieves security, speed and flexibility in its overall workflow with Automation Engine and WebCenter…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Previous…    

Waterwash flexo plates

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 July

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016

Wild Format Technology Is All About You

This is the first in a new series of articles explaining how you can use wide-format digital printing technology to produce…

Into the Great Wide Open

Harvesting the powers of modern wide-format digital printing, it is possible to elicit a nod and a smile from even the most…

Industrial Revolution

Printing has always been an industrial process. Done right, productivity continues to rise and costs to fall. But…

Why ink matters for Wide-Format Digital Printing

Choosing the ink and pigments to use in printing has always been a crucial decision, one that is very much related…

FESPA Newsroom

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

FESPA Mexico 2016 content-rich educational programme

FESPA Mexico educational programme ‘Seek New Horizons in Print’ set to inspire printers from Mexico and Central America..

FESPA to host Digital Textile Conference in Milan

Programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations: 30 September 2016…

Previous…    

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…

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 – and counting – can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Conti-Air: A new range of blankets debuted at drupa

New Conti-Air printing blankets for UV Inks, for energy-efficient printing, and for direct drives debuted at drupa…

Continental and Henkel announce cooperation agreement

Henkel and ContiTech will work more closely together in the fields of functional printing and printed electronics…

ContiTech introduced new Phoenix Xtra Blankets at drupa

Phoenix Xtra Blankets: New products primarily for growing market for UV printing and high-end products…

Fujifilm’s new XMF Controller and XMF Ensemble

Fujifilm launched two additions to its workflow portfolio at drupa: XMF Controller and XMF Ensemble…

TRESU’s new iCut digital flexo plate cutter debuted at drupa

The speedy imaging of spot-coating plates simplifies the digital folding carton printing workflow…

Xaar and Ricoh in strategic thin film partnership

Partnership aims to maximise each company’s considerable expertise in Thin Film piezo printhead development…

Xeikon’s new 9600 combines quality and productivity

The 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of document printing applications…

HP Inc. hails drupa 2016 the best ever

Company surpasses drupa 2012 results by 25 per cent and helps establish digital printing as mainstream…

EyeC: Assured quality for luxury folding cartons

Providing a flexible and innovative answer to the quality control needs of folding carton manufacturers…

Fujifilm enjoyed a hugely successful drupa 2016

Fujifilm used drupa 2016 to showcase its industry-leading inkjet technologies and gives a glimpse of the future of automation in print…

Xeikon: First investment in unique Fusion configuration

Xeikon Fusion technology persuades Dejonghe Printing Company 

to invest in digital printing…

Previous…    

Contiweb’s new Fluid Applicator offers significant cost benefits

Goss Contiweb announces latest innovation to optimise efficiency and provide significant cost savings in print drying…

drupa 2016 was a success for POLAR

The fair demonstrated that the offset printing sector is very lively and digital printing continues to grow…

Hugo Beck film packaging and onserting robotic automation

Hugo Beck put on a convincing display at drupa with its high speed robotic automation system for post-print processing…

Leibinger numbering machine innovations put on a show at drupa

Electronically controlled random numbering system with double monitoring prevents waste in security printing…

Mimaki inspires with new inks and applications at drupa

drupa 2016 was a benchmark show for Mimaki, where it presented 3D printing, robotics and the Mimaki ‘Internet of Things’, and its range of inkjet printers…

MPS had a rewarding 5-day Open House during drupa

MPS opened its headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands during drupa 2016 and reports a rewarding, well-attended event…

The InPEQ Forum from the Balkan States at drupa 2016

The eleventh meeting of Eastern European printers took place in Düsseldorf at the world’s largest printing trade fair…

DataLase inline for multi-billion pound projects post-drupa

Drupa 2016 delivered for the inline digital printing company, generating a multi-billion pound opportunity pipeline for its revolutionary solutions…

DataLase personalisation with Ricoh at drupa

DataLase high-speed inline digital printing solutions demonstrated at the Ricoh stand with DataLase…

drupa 2016 a major success for Hunkeler AG

drupa 2016 was a success for Hunkeler. The Swiss company signed purchase agreements with customers from across the globe…

drupa 2016 proved a major triumph for Highcon

 delivers on the promise of mainstream digital finishing with 2016 a resounding success…

drupa 2016 saw Scodix sales soar to new heights

With over 100 new customers from 21 countries added to its books, resulting in biggest sales days in company’s history…

QuadTech industry first ColorTrack with InkControl

Simplified colour management workflow provides direct connection from customer input to ink recipe creation to press-side correction…

QuadTech introduces highly economical MultiCam TRIM

New tiered colour-to-colour advanced register control option offers a streamlined set of features, ease-of-use, high quality print…

QuadTech’s 100% inspection ‘reimagined from the ground up’

QuadTech’s modernised Inspection System sets a new standard for fast, easy detection of print defects…

QuadTech’s new affordable DeltaCam inline spectral measurement

Addition to product portfolio brings fast, accurate spectrophotometer technology to individual packaging print houses…

Watkiss expands booklet making solutions at drupa

Watkiss showed its expanded range of booklet making solutions, with a new addition to the Watkiss PowerSquare range…

WEKO’s latest DigiCon for digital print a hit at drupa

Much enthusiastic interest in WEKO’s latest DigiCon remoistening system for digital printing at drupa 2016…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)

The series of 242 articles can now be accessed in our drupa Newsroom in alphabetical order.

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…    

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

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

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

If you would like to send news for consideration for the Graphic Repro On-line Website (ISSN 1814-2915) or to submit comments, please e-mail Mike Hilton at: graphicrepro.za@gmail.com.

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