Mike Hilton’s Global News Review: Will Heidelberg become for Print, what’s Tesla in the automotive sector?
Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 09 June 2017
Welcome to this week’s roundup of another 23 news items for you, plus Laurel Brunner’s latest Verdigris Blog which looks at ‘Waste and guilt’, providing food for thought. In Online Features, we have a rather special article on 200 Years Koenig & Bauer, which has travelled an innovation-lined road from the very first cylinder press to today’s digital print and more, and is now set to celebrate its 200th Anniversary in Würzburg in August.
Heidelberg dominated the lead headlines on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; then on Wednesday, we had Komori from Gareth Ward, featuring pharmaceutical carton printer and packager, Chester Medical Solutions, which has capped an investment programme with the UK’s first of Komori’s new B2 presses for carton work; then on Friday, KBA’s 200th Anniversary.
”The new strategy ’Heidelberg goes digital’ clearly convinced at the press conference — which at the same time caused a jump in the course of one year. Despite the complexity, the Heideldruck CEO Hundsdörfer and the Chief Financial Officer Kaliebe were able to present their views and arguments in a convincing and comprehensible manner. The Heidelberg Digital Business and Services (HDB) Board of Management is playing a key role, as new business models philosophies are being created for Heideldruck as well as for customers and partners. —Andreas Weber, Head of Value. Source: ValueCheck on Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Of particular importance this week is Heidelberg’s new growth strategy until 2022, presented at its Annual Press Conference held on Wednesday, along with the release of its Annual Report for 2016/2017, plus two acquisitions announcements. The first of which actually led Tuesday’s headlines with the takeover of technical documentation software provider DOCUFY, and set to strengthen Heidelberg’s Digital Platforms division; with the second on Thursday, as Heidelberg confirms it has taken over Fujifilm‘s coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the EMEA region, situated in Kruibeke in Belgium, and Reutlingen in Germany.
Key sales and installations this week came from Heidelberg UK at 4-Print with a Versafire CP digital press and Suprasetter CTP system, Durst at Image Data in the UK with superwide-format for fabrics (also from Gareth Ward); and Xerox at Inkfish in Cape Town on Monday; Inca Digital in Scandinavia on Tuesday; Komori in the UK on Wednesday (mentioned above); and Ryobi in the UK at Northend Creative on Thursday; then Hybrid Software in Italy, IFS in the UK with Horizon, and Manroland Web at Quad/Graphics in North America on Friday.
You’ll also find software upgrades and new kit this week from Agfa and Xaar on Monday; new cobalt-free Inks from Huber on Tuesday; and productivity boosts for Highcon Euclid on Friday.
The tailender this week goes to Ricoh on Wednesday as the Ghent Workgroup announces that Ricoh has successfully achieved GWG PDF Preflight Certification.
That’s all until next time. You find more not mentioned below if you scroll down carefully, particularly for Labelexpo Europe taking place in Brussels from 25 – 28 September.
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4-Print adds Versafire CP digital press from Heidelberg
4-Print in West Molesey, UK invests in digital and Suprasetter A75 CTP to meet new customer demand…
Image Data adds Durst to meet demand for fabrics
Yorkshire print group expands fabric print capability as retailers swing to backlit screens and stretch fabrics. By Gareth Ward…
Inkfish improves production quality with Xerox in Cape
Cape Town Digital print and signage company improves digital print and production with new Xerox Versant 80…
Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro
Agfa has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market…
Xaar strengthens aqueous portfolio with new 5501 heads
Xaar announces new addition to aqueous printheads portfolio…
Heidelberg expanding its Industry 4.0 offering
Takeover of technical documentation software provider DOCUFY strengthens Heidelberg’s Digital Platforms division…
Strong industry support for quality print apprenticeships
Trailblazer Consortium continues to press for an appropriate approach to the new Print Apprenticeship Standards…
Cobalt-free inks enable eco-label certification
Hubergroup sets all sheetfed offset printing inks to cobalt-free formulations to strengthen sustainability…
Spandex launches 3M Materials Product Guide
New 3M Materials Product Guide from Spandex aims to help customers deliver high value applications…
Billes Tryckeri AB lauds its Inca Onset X2
Scandinavia’s first Onset X delivers productivity gains of 30 per cent in wide-format production in just five months…
Chester Medical leads with carton-specified GL29 Komori
Pharmaceutical carton printer and packager Chester Medical Solutions has capped an investment programme with the UK’s first of Komori’s new B2 presses for carton work. By Gareth Ward…
Enhance your Competitive Edge at Dscoop with Scodix
Live demos of Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station at Dscoop EMEA 6 in Lyon this week…
Ricoh achieves GWG PDF Preflight Certification
The Ghent Workgroup has announced that Ricoh has successfully achieved GWG PDF preflight certification…
Heidelberg presents its new growth strategy to 2022
Heidelberg’s growth strategy reveals significant improvement in sales and result targeted in period to 2022 at annual conference…
Heidelberg expands consumables with Fujifilm acquisition
Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the EMEA region…
Labelexpo Europe 2017 announces new expo feature
Labelexpo Europe heralds fourth industrial revolution with bold feature area at Brussels Expo from 25 – 28 September…
Meech at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels
Meech to display static control and web cleaning solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2017 taking place in Brussels in September…
Northend Creative in Sheffield adds Ryobi LED-UV
Northend Creative Print Solutions has become the latest to invest in RMGT’s Ryobi LED-UV, plus Cron platesetter…
200 years of Koenig & Bauer in Würzburg
Innovation-lined road from the first cylinder press to digital print, as KBA in Würzburg celebrates its 200th Anniversary…
Highcon Euclid speed boost announced at Dscoop EMEA
Dscoop EMEA conference in Lyon chosen to launch productivity boosts for Highcon Euclid B1 and B2 machines…
Hybrid celebrates sale of 100th PACKZ in Italy
Hybrid Software has announced the 100th sale in Italy of its professional editing software PACKZ…
UK Bookbinders enters digital chapter with Horizon
IFS-supplied BQ-470 PUR perfect binder and HT-30 three-side trimmer chosen to support new business division…
Quad/Graphics adds 64-page Lithoman in Versailles
Leading North American printer selects Lithoman press from Manroland Web Systems for its Kentucky facility…
The lead articles from a week last Friday…
‘Pledge for Print’ BPIF appeal for Government backing
In a bid to boost the Government’s support for the printing industry, the BPIF is asking all parliamentary election candidates…
Print on the Brain – Sign up for a free copy now
Latest issue of Print Power magazine ‘ALL IN THE MIND’ looks at the remarkable neurological benefits of reading in print…
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Online Feature articles 2014 – 2017
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Innovation-lined road from the first cylinder press to digital print, as KBA in Würzburg to celebrate its 200th Anniversary in August…
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Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017
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