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Mike Hilton’s Global News: Print is being integrated with digital!

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 27 January 2017

Welcome to this week’s news roundup of yet another 20 of the best received during the past seven days and a new addition in Online Features from Ricoh South Africa’s Vaughan Patterson explaining how print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible, such as with printed electronics in consumer publications.


Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story — Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. One such way is through printed circuits. Brands can literally print an electronic circuit in a magazine for a novel form of advertising. There are examples of outdoorsy brands that have printed torches so people can rip a page from a magazine and light up the trail. It’s gimmicky but it’s novel and stands out like a lighthouse on a remote and storm-tossed shoreline to paraphrase bad novels.” Vaughan Patterson, Ricoh South Africa.

As for the news itself. It really is a diverse smorgasbord, ranging from upcoming events in the UK and Germany, to the FINAT calendar for 2017, with post-event news from the USA and Germany, as well several recent installations from a handful of manufacturers and suppliers of both hardware and software, including Domino with digital print in the UK; Hybrid Software in Sweden, Technotrans in the UK, IFS with Horizon also in the UK; Ricoh Europe with high-speed inkjet in Germany; Mark Andy narrow web in the USA; and HP Indigo in Spain.
Key news of the week came from EFI, leading the headlines on Thursday with its Q4 and Full Year 2016 preliminary results which saw some impressive record numbers; and then from EFI again on Friday as Rosemany Monaco presented her EFI Connect overview from the Las Vegas event of a week or so ago, neatly summing up its main focus and theme with CEO Guy Gecht, as well as Gecht’s ‘Fireside Chats’ with Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox; and with Joel Quadracci, CEO of Quad Graphics.
On Tuesday, Canon announced that it has become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan; while on Thursday, POLAR announced that it plans a number of special gifts for customers who place orders throughout this year, to mark its 111th Anniversary.

The tailender this week goes to Duplo (Monday) as printers are invited to get ‘hands-on’ with latest products and innovations at an inspirational new showcase event set to take place at its headquarters in Surrey, UK, on 15 and 16 February.

That’s it until next time. If you scroll down carefully I’m sure you’ll find something of interest as there’s several I haven’t included above.
My best regards,

Mike Hilton



e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and Wild Format Technology Guides from Digital Dots, and our Drupa and Newsroom, all of which can be accessed from the Website Home Page and its Index. We also have News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site in the prior week. 

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

Week beginning Mon 23 January – publication date is in each footline.

Monday
Domino at Label & Print 2017 at the NEC in March
Domino Digital Printing Solutions to exhibit vibrant range of digitally textured labels at Label & Print 2017…

Duplo invites you to get hands-on in February
Printers are being invited to get ‘hands-on’ with latest products and innovations at an inspirational new showcase event…

Swedish College to teach students Hybrid PACKZ
Hybrid Software PACKZ keeps Swedish students at the forefront of packaging technology at Brobygrafiska College in Sunne…

Falkland installs its first central cooling device
Falkland Press to use Technotrans exterior central cooling system to minimise waste heat from press’ ancillary cabinets…

Tuesday
The FINAT label industry’s 2017 calendar
2017 looks like being a busy year for events for the international labelling association, FINAT…

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019
Canon has renewed its contract and become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan…

Clinical Print Finishers invests in B2 Folding
IFS-supplied Horizon AFC566F folding machine supports flexible service delivery at Leicester trade house…

Walter Digital chooses Ricoh Pro VC60000
The Stuttgart firm has invested in a Ricoh Pro VC60000 inkjet press to increase efficiency and productivity…

Wednesday
Technotrans pumps up the volume on cooling for digital
Chilling for digital printing with the Omega and smart.chiller products will be one of the key issues at PrintWeekLive! In Coventry in March…

Sun Chemical partners with DSS for anti-counterfeiting
Sun Chemical partners with Document Security Systems to cross market and sell brand protection technology…

AVT SpectraLab II now X-Rite XRGA compliant
SpectraLab II, AVT’s latest in-line spectral measurement solution now certified as X-Rite XRGA compliant…

Flint Centre of Technical Excellence adds new flexo press
Flint Group Narrow Web finalises investment in a state-of-the-art Mark Andy flexo press at its Rogers, Minnesota, facility…

Thursday
EFI reports record Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2016 results
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2016…

POLAR anniversary machines to celebrate 111th birthday
Looking back with pride on its success story, the company plans to thank its customers with exclusive gifts…

GMG announces a new release of GMG OpenColor
New GMG OpenColor now provides innovative GMG colour separation technology for Adobe Photoshop and PACKZ…

Enplater acquires its second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press
Spanish converter Enplater acquires second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press reinforcing its leadership in food packaging…

Friday
Real and Artificial Intelligence: Guy Gecht at Connect
Using both to gain profit-building efficiencies. An overview of EFI Connect 2017, 17 – 20 January in Las Vegas by Rosemary Monaco…

SPGPrints reflects on a positive Heimtextil 2017
Excitement for SPGPrints’ new 3200mm-wide Javelin and 700mm-wide Pike home deco printers at Heimtextil 2017 earlier this month…

TRESU Group at ICE Europe in Munich from 21 – 23 March
TRESU to exhibit its flexo ancillary programme for optimised flow control at ICE Europe 2017 in Munich…

SoOPAK unveils its new customer-friendly Website
The leading short-run packaging specialist launches ‘our box, your success’ tagline and revamped Website to emphasise being the best online packaging solution provider in North America…

The lead articles from a week last Friday… 

Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017 in Lucerne
Ricoh to focus on end-to-end workflow with Ricoh Pro VC60000; and Pro C9100 at Hunkeler Innovationdays from 20 – 23 February…

Premier boosts productivity with Promatrix 106 CS
Premier Folding Carton in Cincinnati reaping the benefits of Heidelberg’s Promatrix 106 CS die-cutting machine…

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, folding and finishing, and consumables. with 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’. Visit the drupa 2020 Website.You should also visit blog.drupa.comfor the very latest industry news and developments.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2017
Only 49 articles for last year – but you will find another eleven Expert Articles and ten drupa ante portas Blogs from Andreas Weber in our drupa Newsroom. There were over 70 last year, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

Online Features Jan/Feb Chapter 03

Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story
Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. By Vaughan Patterson, Ricoh SA…

Previous…   
Improving colour across suppliers
Colour is an integral part of every product we see and touch, and it elicits an emotional response. By Shoshana Burgett, director of corporate strategy for X-Rite Pantone…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Previous…   
Trumping the Paris Agreement
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 Jan

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016 – 2017
This is the brand new series for 2016 – 2017. The first 18 can now be found in this special section in the Index on our Website Home Page. All have illustrated PDFs to download.

No 19 – Installation Basics for Wide Format Projects
Have you ever heard that print is dead? Well, if you have, I’m sure you disagree, especially when we look at the development of digitally printed options. By Paul Lindström

No 18 – Machine Head
Investing in the right wide format equipment is paramount for any digital print provider. With options more diversified than ever, just how do you find out which machine will really rock your shop? By Sonja Angerer…

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. It is divided into Chapters for your convenience… but you must scroll down to view each Chapter and its content when you visit the Newsroom

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2016 – 2017

Previous…   
Messe Düsseldorf to reconstruct Southern Section
Plans for the reconstruction of the South Entrance and Halls 1 + 2 in a EUR 140m investment approved for completion in 2019…

The various Chapters in the drupa Newsroom are highlighted below. When you enter, just scroll down to see and access the complete collection:

drupa daily; drupa Exhibitors’ show + post-show News; drupa pre-show Exhibitor news; post-drupa from Messe Düsseldorf; drupa ante portas Blogs from Andreas Weber; drupa Expert Articles – and more

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

Canon SA, Screen Europe,  Drupa 2020,  Esko,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung, Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Ricoh Europe, Sappi Limited 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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