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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Print business needs innovation and transformation!

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Two high-lights: Heideldruck’s Gallus label printing business makes good progress. — Global launch of PROKOM will strengthen KonicaMinolta’s business community approach.

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 14 October 2016

Welcome to another roundup with 33 news articles posted during the past week, plus Laurel Brunner’s latest Verdigris Blog added on Friday: ‘An Environmental Declaration for Print’, which this week briefly explains the circular economy and that the graphics industry could be making a massive satement about its contribution to this. Please don’t miss it. On Friday, UPM Raflatac and Labelexpo Americas announced they had partnered to provide a solution for exhibitors to responsibly manage their waste at the show, as well as ongoing.

In our Technology Guides section you will find the 10th article in this new Wild Format series for 2016/2017 called ‘The Art and Science of Very Fine Drops’ by Sonja Angerer, complete with an illustrated PDF which can be downloaded. In Online Features this week we have a report in Chapter 02 from the recent Gallus Innovation Days in Switzerland, which saw the successful world premiere of the new Gallus Labelmaster machine platform for label and packaging printing; and then in Chapter 07, two additions from Andreas Weber, head of Value, with a commentary entitled Print is a dynamic growth market. But print doesn’t sell itself!’; and then a summary analysis which examines the ‘Prospects for adding value with print’. Illustrated PDFs of both can be downloaded.
Upcoming events mentioned this week include K 2016 in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October, from Mimaki on Monday; and on Thursday, InPrint in Milan from 15 to 17 November.

Monday’s headlines were led by UPM at WPE in Vienna last week, and then on Tuesday, news from Manroland Web Systems with the launch of its new 16-page Geoman e:line newspaper printing press at the event; and Kodak with faster CTP for newspapers. Tuesday saw Canon SA (and Europe) lead the news with the launch of a new ImageRunner Advance series of A3 colour high-end multifunctional printers. On Wednesday, we had UPM Raflatac in Poland with a new coating line for its Wroclaw factory to meet increased demand for its products; while Thursday saw Mimaki launch a new breakthrough in digital inkjet textile printing with a transportation belt at Viscom Italy, which also took place last week. To round off the lead headlines on Friday, System Brunner announced that its Instrument Flight has received a worldwide first ‘G7 Press Control System Certification’.

Orders and installations during the past week included Hybrid Software with the 500th seat of its PACKZ to Fusion Flexo in the UK; then Panaprint in the USA with System Brunner and QuadTech. On Tuesday, Gallus with the 400th ECS 340 label press at Relieves Egara in Barcelona, Spain; while Vale Press in the UK, will take delivery of a new Stahlfolder BH66 buckle machine in the New Year. On Wednesday, Bokbinderiet Johnsen celebrated its new Muller Martini Diamant MC 60 bookline, a first in Norway, with a customer Open House.

Thursday saw Imprimerie Bailly in France add X-Rite eXact-based colour control; Frisco Printing and Graphics in the USA add Heidelberg’s new Versafire CV; Muller Martini with a Primera MC saddle stitcher with Motion Control for two key customers in Switzerland; and Technotrans in the UK at trade printer Walsh Colour, as it switches to H-UV with three new Komori presses. On Friday, Duplo UK announced deals topping £400,000 from The Print Show at the NEC last week: to QuadGraphics, Latham Direct, and Jones and Brooks. Heidelberg UK revealed that PPS Print has upgraded from Xerox to Versafire CP for its digital printing; and lastly, Flexoshop in the UK now uses Asahi AWP water-washable flexographic plates.

As my tailender for this week: PRP in the UK announced that it has been awarded the contract to manufacture 1200dpi LED print heads for the Kodak NexPress, as the culmination of a successful three-year joint development programme with Kodak.

That’s it for another week, but you will find more if you scroll down carefully.
My best regards, 

Mike Hilton



Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and Wild Format Technology Guides from Digital Dots, as well as our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms which can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page. We also have 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 page

Mon 10 October…   
UPM participates at the World Publishing Expo 2016
UPM to focus on newspaper publishing and commercial CSWO printing at the World Publishing Expo in Vienna this week…

The Art and Science of Very Fine Drops: PDF to download
Wild Format Technology Guide No 10. Inkjet is unique amongst printing technologies, there is no other option to print on such a wide varieties of substrates with such efficiency. By Sonja Angerer…

PROKOM sets its sights on going global
PROKOM, the independent community of Konica Minolta production printing users’ at The UK Print Show with KM this week…

Mimaki solutions for the plastics industry at K 2016
Digital thermoforming, membrane switches and printing on plastics to be highlighted in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October…

Hybrid Software announces sale of 500th seat of PACKZ
Hybrid Software has announced the purchase of the 500th seat of its PACKZ native PDF editor by trade shop Fusion Flexo…

Panaprint powers web and sheetfed with System Brunner
Panaprint in the USA powers colour accuracy with System Brunner Instrument Flight and QuadTech to G7 standards…

Tue 11 October…   
Canon announces new imageRunner Advance series
Canon unleashes outstanding quality document production with new A3 colour C7500 series high-end multifunctional printers…

Manroland announces new 16pp Geoman e:line at WPE
Manroland Web Systems presents the new 16-page newspaper printing press Geoman e:line at World Publishing Expo in Vienna…

Kodak’s faster CTP at World Publishing Expo Vienna
Kodak announces new CTP options offering newspaper printers more productivity, efficiency and sustainability at WPE…

ImagePerfect vinyls receive HP Media Certification
View these and other ImagePerfect media on the Spandex stand (E3) this week at The Print Show 2016 at the NEC…

Gallus ECS 340 No 400 heads for Barcelona
At the Gallus Innovation Days in September, the 400th ECS 340 was sold to the Spanish label printer Relieves Egara…

Vale Press buckles up for take off with Stahlfolder!
Vale Press will take delivery of a new Stahlfolder BH66 buckle machine in the New Year to support its new Speedmaster XL 75-5…

Wed 12 October…   
UPM Raflatac to add new coating line at Wroclaw factory
UPM Raflatac expands its asset platform in Wroclaw, Poland to meet the label stock demand growth in Europe…

PRP awarded Kodak NexPress print head contract
The contract to manufacture 1200dpi LED print heads is the culmination of a successful joint development programme…

IDC MarketScape and Vendor Snapshot both cite Ricoh
Ricoh’s a leader of document workflow services, says IDC, helped by Ricoh SA’s customer commitment…

Manroland Web STORE a resounding 24/7 success
Web offset printing companies have embraced Manroland Web Systems’ completely renewed e-Commerce offering…

EFI at the Tecnargilla tradeshow in Rimini, Italy
EFI Cretaprint ecosystem brings bigger digital advantages in tile decoration at Tecnargilla in Rimini and at Cersaie in Bologna…

New Muller Martini Diamant MC 60 bookline in Norway
Open house at Bokbinderiet Johnsen provides impressive demo of the new Muller Martini Diamant MC 60 bookline…

Thu 13 October…  

Mimaki breakthrough in digital printing for textiles
The new Tx300P-1800B with textile transportation belt is ideal for samples, short production runs, custom orders, even on thick, sheer and elastic textiles on show at Viscom Italy 13 – 15 October…

Retrofit or new? Asks Matthias Heißler, Manroland Web
Manroland Web Systems retrofit trends and solutions directly from the newspaper printing market…

The world of industrial printing at InPrint Italy 2016
From 15 to 17 November at the MiCo exhibition centre in Milan, with pre-registration on the Website for free entry available now…

Imprimerie Bailly’s X-Rite eXact-based colour control
Closed-loop solution improves control and efficiency throughout the entire offset production process, saving time and money…

New Versafire CV doubles productivity for Frisco
Frisco Printing and Graphics Center doubles productivity and expands applications with new Heidelberg’s Versafire CV…

Start of a new era with Muller Martini Primera MC
Even before its world premiere at drupa, the Primera MC saddle stitcher with Motion Control sparked enthusiastic response…

Walsh Colour Print takes control with Technotrans
The trade printer opts for Technotrans peripherals as it switches to H-UV with three new Komori presses…

Fri 14 October…
G7 Certification for System Brunner Instrument Flight
System Brunner Instrument Flight: receives worldwide first G7 Press Control System certification…

Gallus Innovation Days a hit with world’s label printers
World premiere of new Gallus Labelmaster machine platform for label and packaging printing in St. Gallen, Switzerland…

UPM Raflatac strives to keep label waste from landfills
UPM Raflatac and Labelexpo Americas partnered to provide a solution for exhibitors to responsibly manage their waste…

Print is a dynamic growth market. But print doesn’t sell itself!
A commentary by Andreas Weber, head of Value with optional PDF to download…

Value Analysis – prospects for adding value with print
Executive summary analysis by Andreas Weber, head of Value…

Duplo secures new customer deals at The Print Show
Duplo UK has signed deals topping £400,000 and bagged an impressive pipeline of sales leads from The Print Show…

PPS moves digital to Versafire CP from Heidelberg UK
PPS Print moves to Versafire digital technology to benefit from Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow through a single RIP…

Flexoshop Colchester moves to Asahi AWP plates
UK-based Flexoshop spurs business growth with Asahi Photoproducts AWP water-washable flexographic plates…

Lead articles from Friday in previous update… 

The Print Show 2016 prepares a tasty buffet
The main course may be missing from regional and national shows, says Gareth Ward, but there are plenty of morsels to sharpen any appetite for manageable investment…

Intec to unveil ColorCut 500 at The Print Show
Intec Printing Solutions to debut of the ColorCut digital die-cutter for sheet labels and packaging at the NEC next week…

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 2020 (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 2020 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2016
Only 41 articles so far this year, with well over 70 last year, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years in our Archives.

Technology-related Chapter 02

Latest Gallus Innovation Days a hit with label printers from around the world
World premiere of new Gallus Labelmaster machine platform for label and packaging printing…

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

Print is a dynamic growth market. But print doesn’t sell itself!
A commentary by Andreas Weber, head of Value…

ValueTrendRadar Analysis – prospects for adding value with print
Executive summary analysis by Andreas Weber, head of Value…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

An Environmental Declaration for Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 Oct

Previous…   
Newspapers and Change
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 07 Oct

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016
This is the brand new series for 2016 – 2017 of new guides. The first ten can now be found in this special section in the Index on the Home Page of our Website. All have illustrated PDFs for downloading.

10… The Art and Science of Very Fine Drops
Inkjet is unique amongst printing technologies, there is no other option to print on such a wide varieties of substrates with such efficiency and ease. By Sonja Angerer

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

FESPA Federation News in 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 eleven jam-packed drupa daily news issues are ready to read now. They contain hundreds of superb articles, interviews, features and news. You can download each one complete as a PDF…

drupa 2016 Exhibitors’ at show + post-show News (in alphabetical order)
Latest additions of 86 in total are now in alphabetical order can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (also in alphabetical order)
The series of over 240 pre-show articles can 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 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 eleventh 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 2020,  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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