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World Premiere: Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Board and Chief Digital Officer at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, started at 12. December 2017 together with Tom Oelsner, SVP Sales Excellence, the go-to-market campaign for Heidelberg.

By Andreas Weber, Head of Value

— Access to German Version —

Think global, act local — this motto could now also apply to print shops, both small and large: regardless of where the owner/manager is, the Heidelberg Assistant as a new, browser-based platform now makes it possible to monitor and manage all important workflows and process steps in-house and not just in the pressroom at all times via a smartphone, tablet, or PC. It also provides many new possibilities, such as the ability to see how your company stacks up against others. And everything needed to keep the production resources up and running is done automatically, from technical servicing and maintenance to ordering materials. This new form of integrated operations management is now a reality, and speeding up the journey of digital transformation. At the same time, Heidelberg is transforming its mechanical engineering business to become a modern, innovative platform operator for the printing industry.

The facts: Heidelberg Assistant launches in four countries

The Heidelberg Assistant is ready for the market. According to Heidelberg, it lays the foundation for taking the business of printed products of all kinds to a new level. The goal is to be able to seamlessly digitize Heidelberg’s collaboration as a supplier with thousands of its print shop customers at all levels. The pilot markets are Germany, Switzerland, the USA, and Canada. Over 30 customers from six countries were involved in the development, backed up by 400 customer surveys — primarily in China. The highlight: the integrated platform approach is making completely new operator models and eCommerce offerings possible, including in traditional printing, allowing print shops to concentrate fully on their core business. At the same time, Heidelberg can assume higher turnover from servicing and consumables in the long term. . The basic version of the Heidelberg Assistant is free of charge for customers, and securely controlled via an individual Heidelberg ID.

“With the Heidelberg Assistant, we’re digitizing collaboration with the customer. The lessons learned from this form the basis for the development of our new digital business models and speed up the digital transformation of the company,” says Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Services and Chief Digital Officer.

 

Video: Heidelberg.

 


 

According to information from the company, the details are as follows:

  1. Digital collaboration with the customer over the entire lifecycle — The Heidelberg Assistant will enable customers to run their processes smoothly and to operate their print shops smartly and efficiently.
    Benefits: Users get a complete overview of the service and maintenance status of their print shop, including data-based failure prediction. By getting access to the biggest knowledge base in the industry, users should also benefit from new performance services that enable them to maximize the potential of their entire value chain. The access to big data performance analytics should offer further potential for boosting productivity.
    Additional benefits: The Assistant will enable Heidelberg to further scale its existing big data applications such as predictive monitoring and performance consulting in the market.
  2. Digitization of the service chain Personal access to real-time access to knowledge base and service.
    Benefits: Customers get secure and personal access to the Heidelberg Assistant, which allows them to call up all information such as the status or productivity of their presses or services availed of in their company, anytime, anywhere.
    Additional benefits: Things like software updates, predictive maintenance messages or contract management and an invoice overview are possible in the system.
  3. Smart eCommerce offering all the way up to new business models The Heidelberg Assistant offers direct access to the new Heidelberg eShop (www.shop.heidelberg.com).
    Benefits: This link creates a smart eCommerce solution, since products can be individually recommended according to customers’ installations and needs. Additional benefits: Consumables and selected service parts are generally delivered within 24 hours.

 

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Photo: Heidelberg.

 

The added highlight: new kinds of operator models

Above all, Heidelberg also sees digitization as the basis for new digital business models. According to the company, two divisions are being introduced for this, both of which follow the win-win principle:

  1. Big Data: The extensive data analysis from the globally installed and networked base of machines and software enables Heidelberg to develop new digital business models. All in all, customers and Heidelberg benefit from the evaluation of a database of over 10,000 connected machine systems and over 15,000 software systems.
    Benefits: According to Heidelberg, an offering consisting of equipment, software, consumables, and service tailored to the exact needs of the customer and its entire value chain can be created based on this.
  2. Subscription: Operator models in which Heidelberg agrees a fixed price with its customers for the printed sheet will also be possible on this basis. Heidelberg provides all the necessary equipment for this.
    Benefits: The customer can concentrate fully on marketing its produces and services. Against the background of a growing number of customers that choose an operator model, increasing sales can be assumed both for customers and for Heidelberg.

 


 

“Spotlight on…—via ValueDialog:  Tom Oelsner, Head of Sales Excellence at Heidelberg, answers questions about the Heidelberg Assistant product launch.

Your project was truly mammoth, involving over 30 pilot customers. What were the biggest challenges?

Tom Oelsner: The biggest challenge was to establish an interactive and agile design process in dialog with selected international customers, and to advance our digital developments in a targeted way. Presenting the Heidelberg Assistant as a prototype at drupa 2016 allowed us to already gather a lot of customer feedback. On this basis, a dedicated team together with customers extended the platform to orient itself fully towards the daily needs of the participating customer employees (from the press operator to the operations manager, buyer, etc. as well as the management). These extensions were quickly designed and rendered tangible using agile development techniques, and then were available without delay for discussion and further tests.

Which criteria/aspects were and are the most important for your customers?

Tom Oelsner: The Heidelberg Assistant supports the customer over the product’s entire lifecycle. The customers are involved in industrial production, so machine availability and productivity are the most important goals. Topics relating to service and maintenance therefore become extremely important. With questions like ‘when will which technician come’, ’when, which materials’, etc. Basically, differentiations are required in the different production areas that our customers represent, which also depend on the type of company and the company/employee structure. For example, we needed to find out whether there are full-time buyers or people performing dual and multiple roles in the companies so that we can ensure that all the employees involved are adequately supported for their specific tasks by their platform account and find themselves. By doing so, we can address complex requirements and ensure tailored role/task-specific use of the Heidelberg Assistant, which can be differentiated by our own sub-accounts.

What is the most exciting thing about the project for you? And how do you see it developing?

Tom Oelsner: The most exciting thing is that for the first time, we have a platform with a variety of real-time interaction options. This allows us to meet the requirements of the platform economy and port them transparently to the print production business. Feedback from customers has been excellent and any possible acceptance thresholds are quickly overcome. Further development will take place in three directions.

1. Scope: Targeting other customers in the four pilot countries to include as many Heidelberg customers as possible or ideally all of them there, as well as extending the platform to other countries like Japan and China.

2. Product integration: To date, all Heidelberg products have been integrated, but not yet to the same depth. Little by little we want to extend the scope of service for all Heidelberg and OEM products and, for example, offer failure prediction beyond sheetfed presses.

3. Innovation: Currently we have over 200 new ideas from the teams, which we’re reviewing from the point of view of technical feasibility and profitability and integrating into new releases. The next release of the current Heidelberg Assistant 1 will come in March 2018, but extremely fast cycles mean that others will follow every three months. Incidentally, the reception internally at Heidelberg, i.e. among colleagues, has been fantastic. This all makes me extremely happy, and shows that we’re on the right path to making the digital transformation a reality.

Thank you very much for this informative interview!


 

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About the interviewee:

Tom Oelsner did a degree in computer science at TU Dresden. He joined Linotype-Hell AG in 1990, working in various software development areas and roles. From 2002, he developed Remote Services/Heidelberg Cloud as a program manager for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. He was appointed Vice President Enterprise & Services in 2008 and has been promoting digitization projects for Heidelberg and its customers as SVP Sales Excellence since 2010.

 

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When iron stirs emotions: Koenig & Bauer commended for product campaign by Marketing Club Dresden/ Germany. Photo: kba.com

Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 15 December 2017

Welcome to a roundup of 15 News items, plus Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris environmental Blog, which this week looks at Kodak, as it hopes to become the leading company for sustainability in the graphics industry.

As the year draws to a close the news has also slowed down, so I shall leave you to browse through this week’s headlines which contain an excellent selection of mixed news once again. Of particular note are the leaders on Tuesday with Baldwin Technology having now finalised the acquisition of QuadTech from QuadGraphics; and then on Thursday we have Leonhard Kurz, as it announces ground breaking test results from INGEDE confirming flawless deinkability for the recyclability of KURZ’ foil-decorated papers and boards. Then Sappi on Friday, as it announces plans to significantly increase the production of dissolving wood pulp at its Saiccor and Cloquet Mills in South Africa and North America by 2020.


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World Premiere: Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Board and Chief Digital Officer at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, started at 12. December 2017 together with Tom Oelsner, SVP Sales Excellence, the go-to-market campaign for Heidelberg. Read our ValueCheck and ValueDialog report.


The tailender for this week goes to Koenig & Bauer (Monday) for the commendation it received for its current campaign ‘Built for Your Needs. The KBA B2 Presses’ product campaign, at an awards ceremony held at the Marketing Club in Dresden at the end of November.

If you are in the Southern Hemisphere and are due to close for the holidays during the coming week, do take care, stay safe and enjoy your time with your family and friends over the festive season and New Year. Please don’t drink and drive, or text and drive, or even use your cellphone when driving… we need you to stay alive. Have a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very Happy and Prosperous and Successful New Year 2018.

My best wishes and best regards

Mike Hilton


e-News comprises: Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and our drupa Newsroom, all of which can be accessed from the Website Home Page and its Index. We also have News in Review, which provides an overview of the week’s news each weekend.

Headline News

Almost 30,000 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 pages

Week beginning Mon 11 December – the published date appears in article footline

Monday
When iron stirs emotions at Koenig & Bauer
Koenig & Bauer commended for product campaign ‘Built for Your Needs. The KBA B2 Presses’ at event held in Dresden…

Sun Chemical price increase for Flexible Packaging
High raw materials costs the reason for the increase…

Flint announces price increase for Packaging Inks
Increased, incremental cost escalation forces Flint Group to raise the prices of its Packaging Inks products…

Tuesday
Baldwin Technology acquires QuadTech Inc.
Acquisition creates vision and inspection print technology powerhouse for the commercial, newspaper, labels, packaging, converting and publication gravure industries…

Mimaki to exhibit at PSI 2018 in January
Mimaki to bring a mini promotional product factory to PSI 2018 at Messe Düsseldorf 9 – 11 January

Resource Digital’s Fujifilm Acuity investment pays off
High Wycombe-based wide-format printer impressed with upturn in productivity following Acuity Select HS installation…

Wednesday
Digital transformation of Heidelberg gathers pace

Heidelberg breaking new ground in customer support: Heidelberg Assistant goes into series production…

 

New reader survey suggests print investment opportunities

Vaughan Patterson, product marketing manager for commercial and industrial print at Ricoh SA reports on the recent Two Sides global survey which included South African respondents…

 

Screen Truepress Jet L350UV for Tenovis in Slovenia

Tenovis answers short-run demand and opens up new market opportunities with Screen Truepress Jet L350UV…

Thursday
Kurz cold foil passes deinking test with distinction
Ground breaking test results from INGEDE for the recyclability of foil-decorated paper confirm flawless deinkability…

Streamline Press Leicester chooses ‘Push to Stop’
Streamline seeks ‘world class’ status with Heidelberg investment in ‘Push to Stop’ Speedmaster XL 106-5+L…

Screen and Meccanotecnica to collaborate for books
Companies to collaborate for optimised book finishing using EQUIOS Book Solution with Universe Sewing from Meccanotecnica…

Friday   
Sappi to significantly increase DWP capacity by 2020
Sappi confirms expansion plans for dissolving wood pulp (DWP) capacity at its Saiccor and Cloquet Mills…

FINAT Technical Seminar March 2018, Barcelona
The New World of Labels: FINAT event tackles the technical challenges from 7 – 9 March 2018 in Barcelona…

The first Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92 in France
Rollin Imprimeur greatly improves cost-efficiency and flexibility with France’s first Speedmaster CS 92…

The lead article from a week last Friday…

Sappi Fashion White grades launched for shopping bags
Unique brand communication with excellent colour reproduction on new grades for shopping bags of the future…

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Online Feature articles 2017
Only 49 articles 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 in 2015, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

VaueDialogue 2017

Previous…      #InfluenceB2B Transformation for the Digital Age
#InfluenceB2B programme leads from innovation to transformation! By Andreas Weber, Head of Value…

Online Features Nov/Dec Chapter 08

Previous…      Comexi and QuadTech collaborate for flexible packaging
Both companies invest in research, innovation and training to better serve flexible packaging printing with closed-loop colour control…

Future solutions for the ‘growth market of packaging printing’
More than 300 customers from around the world attended the Packaging Day hosted by Heidelberg at its Wiesloch-Walldorf plant in November…

Sappi expands speciality and packaging paper capacity
Sappi to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding in Switzerland and Italy…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Kodak & Corporate Responsibility
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 11 Dec

Previous…      Sustainability Initiatives
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 04 Dec

Drupa Newsroom

Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf in 2017 and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. It is divided into Chapters for your convenience…just scroll down to view each Chapter

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

Previous…     Intelligent Printing in Focus
All in Print China to be staged at the new International Expo Center in Shanghai from 24 to 28 October 2018

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

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Andreas Weber (links) und Klaus-Peter Nicolay kennen sich seit Jahrzehnten. Aktuell sehen beide einen verstärkten Bedarf, die Kommunikation über Print zu stärken.

 

Interview von Andreas Weber, Head of Value

Unser #ValueCheck zu Print-Fachmedien belegt eindeutig: Vieles muss sich ändern, um große Missstände zu beseitigen. Auf Seiten der Verlage und Redaktionen wie auch der Herstellerindustrie. DRUCKMARKT-Verleger Klaus-Peter Nicolay sieht im ValueDialog darüberhinaus sowohl Leser als auch Verbände in der Pflicht, neu zu denken. Und zu lernen! Auf Dauer werde man in der Druck-, Medien- und Werbebranche nicht daran vorbei kommen, endlich an einem Strick zu ziehen, um konzertiert Print in unserer ‚digitalen’ Welt den gebührenden Stellenwert zu verschaffen.

Die Taktgeschwindigkeit bei der Print-Technologie-Entwicklung ist enorm hoch. Geradezu rasend. Wie bekommt man das als Publizist in den Griff?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Gefühlt geht es tatsächlich Schlag auf Schlag, in Wahrheit nehme ich jedoch eher kleine Schritte wahr, die von den Herstellern aber gerne als ‚Innovationen‘ verkauft werden.

Und das heisst?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Wir reden beispielsweise seit weit über 20 Jahren vom Digitaldruck – und noch immer pubertiert er. Viel zu langsam kommen Systeme auf den Markt, die wirklich etwas ändern und wirtschaftlich produzieren. Nicht umsonst ist stets von Technologiepartnerschaften zwischen Herstellern und Anwendern die Rede, wenn eine Maschine mit neuer Technik installiert wird. Meist folgen dann lange Betatests, bis die Maschine endlich marktreif ist. Oder der Hersteller nimmt die Technik vom Markt – wie bei Canon und Xeikon geschehen, deren Flüssigtoner-Engagements nicht erfolgreich waren.

Ist das nicht auch gut so?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Sicher, denn große wie kleine Druckereien müssen Anschaffungskosten, die mit technologischen Risiken verbunden sein können, vermeiden. Zudem haben sie sich an die nahezu hundertprozentige Verfügbarkeit ihrer analogen Drucktechnologien gewöhnt. Davon ist der Digitaldruck – hört man den Anwendern genau zu – noch immer recht weit entfernt. Und auch wenn es den Anschein hat, das industrielle Drucken sei gerade erfunden worden, trügt der Schein. Automatisierte Prozesse im Offsetdruck lassen die Leistungsfähigkeit und Produktivität seit Jahren signifikant steigen. Aber das hat weniger mit Digitalisierung oder Industrie 4.0 zu tun – es ist tagtägliche Ingenieurs-Arbeit bei Heidelberg oder Koenig & Bauer. Industrielles Drucken ist nicht von heute auf morgen möglich geworden. Autonomes Drucken ist eine weitere Ausbaustufe der Prozessautomatisierung, die jetzt gezündet wurde.

Was bedeutet das konkret für Fachmedien?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Wer diese Hintergründe kennt oder zumindest versteht, kann die Entwicklungen entsprechend einordnen und dies seinen Lesern vermitteln.

Die ‚Vermittlungs-Kunst’ der Hersteller von Print-Technik hat sich verändert. Fachlich eher zum Nachteil. Magazine mit Tiefgang wie das AGFA Reprorama oder HQ von Heidelberg sind längst passé. Kann man das durch Fachmedien überhaupt ausgleichen?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: In unseren periodisch erscheinenden Heften ist das kaum abzudecken, sondern nur mit zusätzlichen Editionen, wie wir es mit unserer Fachschriften-Serie ‚Druckmarkt Collection‘ realisiert haben. Hier greifen wir spezielle Themen auf, beleuchten die praktischen und technischen Aspekte und bereiten sie kompakt und lesefreundlich auf. Nicht als Zweitverwertung, sondern als eigenständige Publikation. Die Leser können sich in den Marktübersichten sowie -analysen vertiefen und erhalten eine aktuelle Rundum-Sicht, die weiterhilft.

 

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Was hat das für Konsequenzen?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Damit können wir versuchen, das Defizit an fundierten und fachlichen Informationen der Hersteller, die ihre Arbeit ja auch gerne an branchenfremde, in Sachen Print „unbedarfte“ Agenturen delegieren, teilweise zu kompensieren. Aber: Auch wenn wir uns noch so anstrengen, fehlt uns der hautnahe Kontakt zu den Menschen, die in den Entwicklungsabteilungen neue Systeme entwickeln und erklären könnten. Leider haben wir auch nicht die Zusatz-Budgets, mit deren Hilfe wir hochwertige Inhalte mit ebenso exzellenter ‚Veredelungs-Drucktechnik verknüpfen könnten.

Wie unabhängig und kompetent sind Print-Fachmedien-Redaktionen heute noch? Verleger Johann Oberauer hat ja gerade hart Kritik geübt…

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Wenn ich bei Kollegen den Wortlaut einer Pressemitteilung einschließlich Schreibfehlern wiederfinde, frage ich mich auch, wo dort die redaktionelle Leistung liegt. Wenn Johann Oberauer sagt, Fachmedien müssten nicht Maschinen, sondern Menschen, die solche Maschinen entwickeln oder mit ihnen arbeiten, in den Vordergrund stellen, kann ich ihm nur zustimmen. Auf dieser Basis publizieren wir seit 2001 den ‚Druckmarkt Schweiz‘.

Was ich bei vielen Redaktionen in der Tat vermisse, ist die Kompetenz im Umgang mit Inhalten. Es kann doch nicht um schnelle, flüchtige Informationen gehen, die dann Aktualität genannt werden, sondern um relevante Dinge und Basics. Die Aktualität des ‚Druckmarkt‘ ist die Relevanz der Themen. Wir machen Themen. Wir informieren und kommentieren immer dann, wenn wir es für angebracht halten; nicht weil es einer Marketingabteilung gerade in den Sinn gekommen ist. Wir sehen uns in diesem Zusammenhang auch nicht als Sprachrohr der Industrie, sondern als kritische Berichterstatter der Branche.


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Die wenigsten machen sich heutzutage bewusst: Print ist seit Jahrhunderten nicht Opfer, sondern Treiber der Transformation von Kultur, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft. Quelle: Andreas Weber, ValueTrendRadar Analysis: Transformation — „Beam me up, Scotty!“


 

Mit welchen Themen müssen sich die Führungskader im Druckerei-Sektor aktiv(er) auseinandersetzen?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Es geht gar nicht so sehr um einzelne Themen, sondern um die Zusammenhänge, mit denen man sich heute intensiver beschäftigen muss. Die Druckindustrie ist nun einmal eingebettet in das, was man als globale Kommunikationsindustrie bezeichnet. Da reicht es nicht aus, sich nur mit der eigenen Branche und den dort vorhandenen Geschäftsmodellen zu beschäftigen. Manager der grafischen Industrie müssen die Befindlichkeiten ihrer Kunden, der Werber und anderer Auftraggeber besser kennenlernen, sie müssen sich mit den Möglichkeiten anderer Medien, des E-Commerce und generell des Marketing beschäftigen. Das sind alles Gebiete, die aufeinander aufbauen, die ineinandergreifen, die losgelöst und einzeln nicht mehr zu verstehen sind. Damit müssen sich Führungskräfte beschäftigen. Und sie müssen endlich lernen, Hypes von Relevantem zu unterscheiden.

Über den Tellerrand geblickt: Was muss sich tun, um Fachmedien-Inhalte, die sehr Technik-lastig sind, für Kunden der Print-Branche verständlich und v. a. besser zugänglich zu machen?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Die Frage könnte auch anders lauten: Was müssen die Leser tun? Dass eine Fachzeitschrift nicht nur Werbeplattform, sondern – wenn seriös gemacht – auch eine exzellente Form von Weiterbildung ist, kommt vielen erst gar nicht in den Sinn. Wie auch? Kennt man doch schon, hat man ja im Newsletter gelesen. Mag sein. Aber gibt es da hilfreiche Vergleiche zur Wettbewerbssituation? Wird da abgewogen, was wirklich relevant ist und was Müll? Ist eigentlich noch der Unterschied zwischen Werbebotschaft und ordentlich recherchierten Artikeln bekannt? Es wird höchste Zeit, dass die sogenannte Druck- und Medienbranche einmal Nachhilfe in Sachen Medien nimmt. Drucken ja, das können die meisten. Von Medien oder dem richtigen Umgang mit Medien haben sie keinen blassen Schimmer. Es herrscht mediale Inkompetenz!

Alle Akteure im Print-Bereich agieren nebeneinander oder sogar gegeneinander. Sollte man nicht am besten Ressourcen bündeln, um Print in der Öffentlichkeit in seiner wahren Bedeutung fürs Digitalzeitalter optimal zu positionieren?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Das ist ein Wunsch, den ich schon seit Jahrzehnten habe und der eindeutig in die Richtung der Verbände zielt. Würden die Verbände, die es sorgsam sortiert für Tageszeitungen, Zeitschriften, Fachmedien, Papierfabriken und -händler sowie für Agenturen und Buchhändler gibt, ihre Werbebudgets zusammenwerfen und wirkungsvolles Gattungsmarketing ‚pro Print‘ betreiben, wäre Print und der inzwischen arg gescholtenen Print-Werbung wirklich geholfen.

Wie könnte das gehen?

Klaus-Peter Nicolay: Das ist gar kein Kunststück und schon gar nicht so illusorisch, es gibt sogar erste Ansätze. So publizieren der Bundesverband Druck & Medien und seine Landesverbände seit diesem Jahr ein gemeinsames Magazin statt vieler einzelner Schriften. Und der Verband Druck und Medien Bayern hat bereits eine umfangreiche und tief gehende Informationsschrift zusammen mit den bayrischen Landesverbänden der Zeitungsverleger, der Zeitschriftenverlage und dem Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels publiziert – und dafür viel Lob erhalten. Das alles ist natürlich mit viel Arbeit und Zeit für die Koordination verbunden. Aber es ist möglich, auch mithilfe guter Fachverlage, wenn es erst einmal in den Köpfen verankert ist. Auf Dauer wird man jedenfalls nicht daran vorbei kommen und an einem Strick ziehen. Hoffe ich.

Danke für den offenen und interessanten ValueDialog!


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Zu den ValueDialog-Gesprächspartnern

Klaus-Peter Nicolay ist Verleger und Chefredakteur von DRUCKMARKT sowie General manager arcus design & verlag oHG. Sein Druckereitechnik-Studium an der Gesamthochschule Universität Wuppertal schloss er als Diplom-Ingenieur ab. Seitdem war er in verschiedenen leitenden Positionen bei Verlagen und in der Herstellerindustrie tätig. 1996 gründete er DRUCKMARKT in Deutschland, 2001 folgte die eigenständige Edition für die Schweiz.

Kontakt: Über XING, per Email: nico(at)druckmarkt.com

 

Andreas Weber widmet sich seit über 30 Jahren als Analyst, Keynote Speaker und Coach dem Thema Print im Digitalzeitalter. Sein Blog ValueTrendRadar.com wird von Lesern aus mehr als 125 Ländern der Welt als Kompendium aktiv genutzt. Die von ihm entwickelte #InfluenceB2B Programmatik bietet zeitgemäß Möglichkeiten, um Print adäquat zu positionieren und als wichtigste Säule von Multichannel- und Masscustomization-Szenarien erfahrbar zu machen.

Kontakt: Via Twitter @ValueCommAG und @zeitenwende007 sowie via LinkedIn: Andreas Weber

 


 

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Die #Freitagsgedanken entstanden auf dem Weg zum Gespräch mit Klaus-Peter Nicolay.

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Analyse und Kommentar von Andreas Weber, Head of Value

Klare Worte von Verleger Johann Oberauer, die ins Mark treffen: „Fachmedien für Print ticken seit Jahr und Tag alle ziemlich gleich. Sie verbreiten weitgehend die Nachrichten der [Zulieferer-]Industrie. Oft genug benutzen sie sogar denselben Wortlaut der jeweiligen Pressemitteilungen.“ — So geäußert im Oktober 2017 im Editorial von „Druck & Medien“. Und Anlass für einen ValueCheck zur Lage der Fachmedien für die Druckbranche.

Fakt ist: Kaum eine Branche ist seit Jahrhunderten gesellschaftlich, kulturell sowie wirtschaftlich so bedeutend wie die Druckbranche. Und gleichzeitig kommunikativ so ungeschickt und untalentiert. Denn: Branchenkommunikation über die eigenen Grenzen hinweg findet eigentlich nicht statt. Und innerhalb der Druckbranche kommt man eigentlich mit den Pressemeldungen der Hersteller-Industrie, der Fachmesse-Messeanbieter und der Verbände aus.

Dabei müssten nicht die Maschinen, sondern die Menschen, also die Drucker im Mittelpunkt stehen – und ihre drängenden Fragen, wie Johann Oberauer betont. Seinen Fachtitel ‚Druck & Medien‘ hat er darum komplett neu ausgerichtet und die Chefredaktion mit Sandra Küchler neu besetzt. Oberhauer will aus dem Kreislauf ausscheren, nicht mehr nur noch sozusagen als die verlängerte Werkbank von PR-Abteilungen und ihren Agenturen fungieren. Er möchte sein redaktionelles Angebot an der aktuellen und künftigen Situation der Leser aus der Druckbranche ausrichten und Antworten bieten für drängende Fragen:

  • Wie kann ich neue Kunden gewinnen oder bestehende noch besser betreuen?
  • Wie kann ich meine Erträge steigern – und muss ich dafür überhaupt mehr Umsatz haben?
  • Welche Maschinen brauche ich wirklich?
  • Wie laste ich sie sinnvoll aus?
  • Und sind Investitionen auch noch in drei Jahren sinnvoll?
  • Wie muss ich meine Mitarbeiter führen?
  • Soll ich IT-Kompetenz im Haus aufbauen oder zukaufen?

„Das ist ein komplett anderer Blick, das ist der Blick der Drucker“, schreibt Oberauer. Entsprechend will das neue „Druck & Medien“ in jeder Ausgabe zahlreiche Strategiegespräche mit erfolgreichen Druckern, eine Fülle von Best Cases und umfangreiche Dossiers, die den Druckern Orientierung in einer Phase des Umbruchs bieten.

 

 

 

My Take: Den ‚Gordischen Knoten‘ zerschlagen, um die Orientierung wiederzufinden!

Den Versuch, Leser und ihre Aktivitäten in den Fokus zu stellen, halte ich für absolut richtig. Gerade bei Fachmedien für die Druckbranche. Es bedeutet zwangsläufig neue Erlösmodelle zu schaffen und eine radikale Abkehr von dem, was sich seit fast einer Generation als Übel aufbaute: Da durch die zunehmende Automatisierung der Druck-Technik und ihrer Prozesse das Leserpotential dramatisch schrumpfte, fokussierten sich die Fachverlage auf Anzeigenkunden, um Erlöse zu erzielen respektive zu maximieren. Entsprechend wurden die Reaktionen personell ausgedünnt. Das Gros der Auflagen wird gratis verteilt. Die ‚redaktionelle Intelligenz‘ wurde sozusagen ausgelagert an die PR-Abteilungen der Werbekunden und deren PR-Agenturen.

Die negative Wirkung ist bekannt: Auflagen und damit Reichweite haben sich ebenso dramatisch reduziert wie die Anzahl der Titel, da der Nutzwert sich nahe null reduzieren kann. Denn die Hersteller haben ihre Kommunikationsinfrastruktur zu den Kunden, den Druckereien, extrem optimiert. Mit dem Effekt: Das, was die Fachzeitschriften-Redaktionen erreicht, wird parallel über viele Kanäle und Plattformen direkt (und oft auch besser/schneller/multimedialer als von den Verlagen) publiziert. PR-Agenturen und Marktforschungsinstitute wurden zudem selbst zu Verlagen, indem sie die Hersteller-News gratis in eigenen Portalen veröffentlichen.

Dieses Überangebot mit seinen Dopplungseffekten von Herstellerinformationen macht aber kaum Sinn, zumal die Hersteller in ihren Botschaften ziemlich ähnlich sind (alle sind die Besten, Marktführer, Innovatoren mit dem breitesten Angebot etc.). Im Gegenteil, es ist geradezu schädlich, es verwirrt und schafft Verdruss. Und vor allem: Die eigentlich wichtigen Themen, die helfen, die Veränderungen im Digitalzeitalter zu nutzen, um sich als Branche mit hoher Expertise für Print klar zu positionieren, werden nicht erkannt. Das, was wirklich relevant ist, spielt sich längst in den sozialen Netzwerken ab, mit hoher Interaktion durch die Leser, die unter sich bleiben, um sich auf Expertenniveau zu informieren, auszutauschen und zu vernetzen. Print-Fachverlage spielen dabei kaum eine Rolle, da hier Kompetenzen und eine wirksame Präsenz fehlen oder einfach zu dilettantisch in Push-Manier agiert wird. Zu bedenken ist: Social Media Networking ist für Print und die Druckbranche so eminent wichtig. Durch Twitter und LinkedIn bieten sich vielfältige Möglichkeiten aufzuspüren, welche Themen tatsächlich wichtig sind, wo es Bedarf gibt und was die Menschen aus der Druckbranche und deren Kunden beschäftigt.

 

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Zum Autor

Andreas Weber widmet sich seit über 30 Jahren als Analyst, Keynote Speaker und Coach dem Thema Print im Digitalzeitalter. Sein Blog ValueTrendRadar.com wird von Lesern aus mehr als 125 Ländern der Welt als Kompendium aktiv genutzt. Die von ihm entwickelte #InfluenceB2B Programmatik bietet zeitgemäß Möglichkeiten, um Print adäquat zu positionieren und als wichtigste Säule von Multichannel- und Masscustomization-Szenarien erfahrbar zu machen.

Kontakt: Via Twitter @ValueCommAG und @zeitenwende007 sowie via LinkedIn: Andreas Weber

 


 

EPILOG: Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel!

Gottseidank! — Es gibt noch Ausnahme-Publikationen, die als Leitbild dienen. Wie ‚Druckmarkt‘: Seit 1996 erscheint das gleichnamige Magazin in Deutschland, seit 2001 eine eigene Ausgabe für die Schweiz. Beide Magazine werden von Spezialeditionen flankiert: Die Impressions als PDF-/Online-Magazin sowie die Collection-Reihe zur fundierten Vertiefung von wichtigen Einzelthemen aus der Welt der Technik. Verleger und Chefredakteur Klaus-Peter Nicolay hält alles persönlich im Griff: Texte, Bilder, Layouts und eine Themensetzung, die ihresgleichen sucht. Mit Liebe zum Detail, exzellenter Typografie und stets einer Prise Humor bringt „Nico“ auf den Punkt, was die Print-Branche ausmacht. [Siehe auch unser Interview per ValueDialog]

Nach 21 Jahren stimmt das Konzept noch immer: „Seit 1996 versteht sich der Druckmarkt als unabhängiges Magazin der Graphic Arts Industrie und Management-Magazin für Unternehmer, Führungskräfte und Entscheider. Diesen bieten wir ein reichhaltiges Angebot an gedruckten Publikationen, Online-Informationen sowie das PDF-Magazin “Druckmarkt impressions” im Internet.“

Der Erfolg bei den Lesern ist nachhaltig und ganz hervorragend. Einen Neustart oder eine Neuausrichtung braucht Druckmarkt nicht. Eher, vor allem auf der Seite der Anzeigenkunden, ein neues Denken, das sich an der Werthaltigkeit und den Werten von Print orientiert. „Wie kann man denn für Print glaubhaft einstehen, wenn Print-Technologie-Hersteller Print als wichtigste Plattform für ihre eigene Geschäftskommunikation nicht mehr goutieren?“ — Ein Kritikpunkt, der unbedingt Beachtung finden sollte, wenn man sich selbst und der ganzen Branche nicht schaden will.

 

 

 


 

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Von Andreas Weber, Head of Value

Etwas ‚Altes‘ hilft, das Neue zu bewältigen: Vor über 200 Jahren wurde der Grundstein für moderne IT- und Kommunikationstechniken mit Print gelegt. Die Internationale Senefelder-Stiftung und ihr neu geschaffener Förderverein FISS mit Sitz in Offenbach am Main erinnern daran. Durch FISS bieten sich neue, attraktive Möglichkeiten, zu unterstützen und sich einzubringen. 


Zum 200. Geburtstag von Alois Senefelder, dem Erfinder der Lithografie, errichtete das Komitee zur Vorbereitung der Senefelder-Stiftung in Offenbach am Main – vertreten durch seinen Vorstand – zur Wahrung des Andenkens dieses genialen Erfinders die Internationale Senefelder-Stiftung mit Sitz in Offenbach am Main.

Zweck der Stiftung ist die Förderung junger bedürftiger Künstler und Techniker sowie die Vergabe des Senefelder-Preises für besondere Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Lithografie und des Flachdrucks. Im Laufe des Jahres 2017 wurde der gemeinnützige Förderverein FISS gegründet, um über die Stiftungsarbeit hinaus Wirkung und erweitertes Engagement zu ermöglichen. Ein Meilenstein bildet das Kolloquium „Quo vadis: saxa loquuntur“, erstmals am 6. Dezember 2017, dem Tag der Lithografie, in Offenbach abgehalten — mit nachhaltig internationaler Beteiligung und starker Beachtung in den Sozialen Medien.  


 

Die Erfindung von Alois Senefelder vor über 200 Jahren ist als grundlegenden Voraussetzung für heutige Anwendungen der IT-Technologien anzusehen. Die Möglichkeiten einer flachen Druckform wie sie auf Lithografiesteinen bis in das zwanzigste Jahrhundert Verwendung fand, hat nicht nur in der künstlerischen Druckgrafik überlebt, sondern wird zur Herstellung von Halbleiter-Chips für jedes digitale Bauelement verwendet. Insofern hat die technologische Entwicklung seither eine kulturelle und soziale Auswirkung auf die heutige Gesellschaft, die in ihrer geschichtsprägenden Kraft von anderen Entwicklungen kaum übertroffen wurde.

Auch wenn diese Bedeutung der Fachwelt durchaus bekannt ist, kommt dieser Erfindung in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung bei weitem nicht die gebührende Anerkennung zu.
Die Internationale Senefelder-Stiftung ist weltweit die einzige Einrichtung, deren Ziel es ist, die Bedeutung der Erfindung von Alois Senefelder zu fördern und Aktivitäten dafür zu veranstalten. Sie ist in Offenbach angesiedelt, weil von diesem Ort aus nach den Jahren der Erfindung in München mit der ersten kommerziellen Druckerei die industriellen Verbreitung in die ganze Welt ausging. Offenbach ist als Geburtsort aller lithografischen Techniken anzusehen.

Die Stiftung verfügt über ein Vermögen von ca. 50.000,00 € und eine umfangreiche Sammlung zur Lithografie, sie ist aber insbesondere durch den wirtschaftlichen Niedergang von traditionellen Druckmaschinenherstellern (konkret: manroland AG) nicht mehr in der Lage, aus eigenen Mitteln die erforderlichen Aktivitäten und die Pflege der Vermögenswerte selbst zu erbringen. Deswegen ist sie auf der Suche nach Fördermitteln.

Da es sich bei der Sammlung der ISS um einen kulturhistorisch bedeutsamen Bestand handelt, soll sowohl das Land Hessen, als auch die Kulturstiftung der Länder angesprochen werden. Obwohl die Stiftung ISS satzungsgemäß international ausgerichtet ist, verfolgt sie das Ziel, den Bestand und die internationale Ausstrahlung in der Geburtsstadt im Lande Hessen zu bewahren. Dies soll auch in Kooperation mit den kommunalen Museen der Stadt und dem Landesmuseum in Darmstadt erfolgen. Satzungsgemäß sollen auch wichtige Unternehmen und Verbände der Druckbranche zugezogen werden.

 


Kontakt und Infos zur Förderung der Internationalen Senefelder-Stiftung:

Freunde und Förderer der Internationalen
Senefelderstiftung e.V.
Geschäftsstelle: Dr. Volker Dorsch
Herrenstr. 61, 63069 Offenbach
Tel.: 069-98340506
Email: info(at)senefelderstiftung.com
Web: www.senefelderstiftung.de

 

ISS Aufgaben und Ressorts 2017

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Heidelberg, MPS in Obersulm and the publisher of turi2 edition selected the most important media persons in Germany for a unique, masscustomized cover page for a printed magazine. In total a number of 1,241. All together delivered as “pixels” a complete portrait of each single candidate printed on Primefire106. — One of those media VIPs was Andreas Weber, Head of Value, Frankfurt am Main/Germany.


Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 24 November 2017

Welcome to a roundup of just 16 articles at the end of a quiet week for news, which tapered out almost completely by Friday. You’ll also find Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog discussing the increasingly difficult problems encountered in successful paper recycling, as inks and coatings continue to change quite rapidly in their formulations and content. Rather like chasing moving goal posts.

Key news this week includes a more than £2-million pound spend by Taylor Bloxham of Leicester, UK on a new highly-spec’d Rapida 106 from Koenig & Bauer on Tuesday; while on Wednesday Wrap Cube became the first UK company to use 3M’s 780mC Reflective Wrapping Film, supplied by Spandex (you must see the photographs to appreciate why this gets a mention); and on Thursday,

Heidelberg celebrated the world premiere of the Primefire 106 with packaging printers from all over Europe at MPS-WestRock in Obersulm near Heilbronn, Germany at the beginning of November; and Scodix announces the start of its commercial roll-out of the E106 Digital Enhancement Press at an Open House, from 4 – 6 December at Gundlach Packaging Group’s facility in Oerlinghausen, Germany.


See as well the real-time report by Andreas Weber: “Value Check: Very well done — World Premiere of Heidelberg Primefire106 at MPS Multi Packaging Solutions in Germany”


To end the week on a high note, we had just one article from InPrint on Friday announcing that last week’s show in Munich ended with positive results. The next InPrint will take place in Milan at the end of 2018, before returning to Munich at the end of 2019.

That’s it until next time. There’s more to explore if you check out the headlines carefully, including the British Book Design and Production Awards winners on Monday; and some sound advice from Charl Vogel at Ricoh South Africa on Tuesday.

My best regards

Mike Hilton



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Headline News
Almost 30,000 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 pages

Week beginning Mon 20 November – the published date appears in article footline

Monday
British Book Design & Production Awards winners 2017
The BPIF announces the winners of the 2017 British Book Design and Production Awards, held on 16 November in central London…

UPM supporting learning with Save the Children
UPM supports schooling opportunities of young people at risk of social exclusion due to poverty…

Tonejet unveiled Cyclone at InPrint 2017 in Munich
Tonejet Cyclone unites patented technologies to eliminate long lead times and minimum print runs for cans…

Neschen expands portfolio with EcoLam 1650
The perfect introduction to high-end print finishing…

Tuesday
How some commercial printers get hamstrung over new kit
Some commercial printers who invest in new production equipment don’t necessarily get the returns they reasonably expect says Charl Vogel, head of Commercial and Industrial print at Ricoh SA…

At Ricoh’s ‘Art of the New’ event in Telford, UK today…
Latest version Ricoh ProcessDirector v3.6 introduces white paper manufacturing to streamline production…

Taylor Bloxham switches to Koenig and Bauer Rapida
Taylor Bloxham invests in new generation, high performance Rapida 106 from Koenig and Bauer, replacing two machines…

Harlow Printing invests in StitchLiner Mark III
South Shields operation future-proofs business with newest next-generation Horizon StitchLiner from IFS…

Wednesday
3M’s Reflective Wrapping Film now available in UK
Wrap Cube is first UK company to use 3M’s 780mC Reflective Wrapping Film, supplied by Spandex…

Label Academy publishes new industry textbooks
The Label Academy has extended its book series with the publication of two new reference books, ‘Shrink Sleeve Technology’ and ‘Label Markets and Applications’…

Acuity investment sparks year of growth for Art & Servei
Spanish packaging and POS printer looks back on a year of increased productivity and faster customer delivery times…

Storbildsbolaget adds EFI Vutek FabriVU 340
Swedish large-format specialist makes the switch to EFI Vutek FabriVU to meet growing soft signage print volumes…

Thursday
World premiere of Heidelberg Primefire 106 at MPS
Heidelberg celebrates the world premiere of the Primefire 106 with packaging printers from all over Europe at MPS-WestRock in Obersulm near Heilbronn, Germany at the beginning of November…

Scodix E106 press available from December 2017
Scodix starts commercial roll-out of its E106 Digital Enhancement Press at an Open House from 4 – 6 December at Gundlach Packaging Group’s facility in Oerlinghausen, Germany…

Sign & Digital UK to return to the NEC in 2018
Sign & Digital UK announces increase in exhibitor presence for the 2018event, from 24 – 26 April 2018

Friday   
Third InPrint in Germany ended with positive results
InPrint is now firmly established as the premier exhibition for print applications in industrial production…

The lead article from a week last Friday…

Easymatrix 106 die-cutter #100 to ship in December
The Easymatrix 106 die-cutter allows value-added products to be brought in house at Salzland Druck in Staßfurt…


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Online Feature articles 2017
Only 49 articles 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 in 2015, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

ValueDialog 2017

Previous…      #InfluenceB2B Transformation for the Digital Age
#InfluenceB2B programme leads from innovation to transformation! By Andreas Weber, Head of Value…

Online Features Nov/Dec Chapter 08

Previous…      BPIF Printing Outlook for Q4 2017 available now
Pick-up in output and orders despite a fluctuating Q3 – cost pressures and uncertainty shakes confidence for Q4…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Recycling Paper Getting Complicated
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 20 Nov

Previous…      New Standard supporting the environmental impact of print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 13 Nov

Drupa Newsroom

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News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

Previous…     Intelligent Printing in Focus
All in Print China to be staged at the new International Expo Center in Shanghai from 24 to 28 October 2018

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By Andreas Weber, Head of Value

You should keep the date 8 November 2017 in mind. Experts from around the globe joined the #Heideldruck #PackagingDays to get deep insights on how the packaging business makes progress to get transformed by innovation bizz concepts and digital print technologies. It’s all about the paradigmeshift from #massmarketing to masscustomization.

My take: It’s not a speculation anymore. It’s meanwhile a solide fact that modern print technologies like Heidelberg presented it take the lead to guide us in a sustainable way on the digital transformation journey. Driven by competency, creativity, relatedness and ‚German Mut’ we have new a solide basis to re-invent what we do. It’s amazing that such huge and fast growing markets like Label & Packaging were able to adopt print innovations in their sophisticated industrial environment on such a high level.

To make a long story short, I will share my real-time report via Twitter, a rich collection of quotes, comments, photos and video interviews produced in an authentic and unplugged manner during the event. It should give you the feeling like to have joined us in Wiesloch at the Heidelberg Print Media Center and at the MPS factory in Obersulm, Germany.

 


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Prelude

A real world premiere commented by Andreas Weber.


Heidelberg CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer made clear that his company is the market leader in providing packaging print production solutions on a high-class quality & productivity level.

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In medias res

Steffen Schnizer, GM Sales at Multi Packaging Solutions MPS, Obersum/Germany, highlighted the excellent partnership with Heidelberg to make Primefire106 perfectly fitting to the needs of MPS customers demand.

Steffen Schnizel gave a special interview in German language as well. His key point: Packaging printing creates the highest demand regarding quality, color, productivity, reliability. At least Heidelberg could fulfill that now in the field of digital printing as well as in offset printing.


Heidelberg’s SVP Global Head of Digital Print Business Montserrat Peidro explains the relevance of digital print innovations for the market. Masscustomization is already the main topic to cover an increasing demand by brand owners! — (English version first, German version second).

 

NOTE: See as well the ValueDialog with Montserrat Peidro I published earlier this year. It‘s about the specific benefits of Primefire106 and the advantage of industrial digital printing.

 


Focus on technology

Heidelberg’s Board member Stephan Plenz shared great insights to identify the right technological needs and solutions. The secret: It’s not enough to have the right digital print engine … The Heart or better: the brain is Prinect — Heidelberg’s digital frontend system architecture which’s able to manage all kind of digital printing machines plus offset printing machines in once.

 

 


At a glance via Value@Twitter Moments

 


 

Read and share our ValueStorify as well to get access to all relevant Tweets

 

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Photos: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Collage: Andreas Weber.

Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 13 October 2017

Welcome to this week’s roundup of 28 news items. You’ll also find Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on ‘LED Fever’, which looks at the steady increase in the switch to LED curing in digital printing. Then we have our second ValueDialog in Online Features, with an Andreas Weber exclusive interview with Heidelberg’s Chief Digital Officer, Dr Ulrich Hermann, at the International Motor Show #IAA2017 in Frankfurt not so long ago. Also in Online Features, Chapter 07, we have FLYERALARM, one of Germany’s largest online printers, with a another new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 large-format press, equipped with a new plate changer, enabling complete job changes in just two minutes, and full spectrum of other automation modules.

With both WAN Ifra’s WPE in Berlin, as well as The Print Show in Telford, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Viscom Italia, you’ll find lots of interest. There are also several post-Labelexpo reports worth reading, as Labelexpo Europe 2017 culminated in its biggest-ever edition with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor figures this year, not to mention the debut of numerous machines and serious updates to label-related technology. You’ll also find a couple of pre-IPEX announcements, led by KAMA on Monday, for this much smaller and different kind of event, and a far cry from the hugely supported, well-attended international show it once became in its heyday at the NEC.

Tuesday saw Heidelberg lead the headlines with its ‘Heidelberg Industry’ premiere in Stuttgart with ‘Electric power for all’ as Heidelberg now offers its high-performance Wallbox for electric cars, debuted at the EVS30 show on Monday in southern Germany; while on Thursday, Heidelberg and the PIA took the lead, as the PIA announces two new White Papers which underscore Heidelberg’s approach with technology and automation to produce industry-leading productivity levels, thereby maximising profits for printers. Both are available to download from the PIA link in the article.

 

 

As usual, we have a good selection of recent sales and installations, kicked-off by HP at GI Solutions from Gareth Ward on Monday, as GI adds another HP T230 web press. This was followed by Muller Martini with a Pantera at Grafica Metelliana; along with Hybrid Software’s first order in Ireland on Monday. Tuesday saw Classic Graphics in North Carolina expand its operation with a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 Hybrid UV press. On Wednesday, Financial Data Management added a five-colour Versafire digital press from Heidelberg UK. Thursday saw a new Koenig & Bauer Commander CL mark the 50th anniversary of Druck-und Pressehaus Naumann in Gelnhausen; while a third Muller Martini ProLiner inserting system was recently installed at Oppermann in Germany; and IFS with a Horizon and a three-side trimmer at Ashford Colour Press in Gos port.

On Friday, both Styria Media Group in Austria, and the Vorländer printing house in Germany, have opted for new Manroland Web e:line newspaper Colorman e:line and Geoman e:line systems; and last but not least, Koenig & Bauer with the latest and third Rapida 145 high-speed large-format sheetfed press at FLYERALARM in Gruessenheim, with a link to the main article in Online Features to accommodate more photographs.

The tailender on Friday gos to FFEI as it celebrates its 70th Anniversary. ‘We are very proud to be celebrating 70 years since the formation of Crosfield and 11 years since our MBO,’ said FFEI managing director Andy Cook, who also recently celebrated 30 years with FFEI. John Crosfield founded the original company in 1947.

That’s it from me until next time,
My best regards

Mike Hilton


 

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e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and our drupa Newsroom, all of which can be accessed from the Website Home Page and its Index. We also have News in Review, which provides an overview of the week’s news each weekend. 


Headline News

Almost 30,000 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 pages

Week beginning Mon 09 October – the published date appears in article footline

Monday
Upgrade for KAMA all-rounder plus IPEX showing

Booming demand for KAMA’s ProFold 74: IPEX will see the universal folder gluer with new systems… 

Kodak releases Substrate Expansion Kit for NexPress
The Substrate Expansion Kit expands the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates NexPress presses can run… 

GI adds extra HP T230 to Kettering line up in the UK
Six months after buying Eclipse Group, GI Solutions Group has installed the inkjet web press that 4DM has needed. By Gareth Ward… 

Big leap ahead with the Muller Martini Pantera
Grafica Metelliana has streamlined its softcover processes and positioned itself for further growth… 

Hybrid Software wins first order in Ireland
The order is significant, with two seats of Packz, as well as Cloudflow workflow, Proofscope and Packzflow… 

Tuesday
Heidelberg ‘Industry’ premiere at EVS30 in Stuttgart

Electric power for all: Heidelberg offers high-performance Wallbox for electric cars at EVS30 from 9 – 11 October… 

Fujifilm’s new Superia solutions for newspapers
Fujifilm uses the WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2017 to unveil new CTP, workflow and cleaning solutions… 

Bobst’s most successful ever Labelexpo Europe to date
Having begun with a whisper, Bobst ended Labelexpo Europe 2017 with a roar, huge visitor numbers and multiple sales… 

Labelexpo Europe records all-time high attendance
Labelexpo Europe 2017 culminated in its biggest-ever edition with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor figures… 

Tremendous opportunity within retail signage market
Classic Graphics in North Carolina expands operation with new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 Hybrid UV press… 

Wednesday
Telford stands ready for print invasion (today)
The Print Show has moved to Telford but is expecting to increase its audience beyond those at the NEC last year. By Gareth Ward… 

Koenig & Bauer in new livery at WPE 2017
Fewer new presses – more upgrades and online services… 

Financial Data Management adds five-colour Versafire
Heidelberg offers fifth colour Versafire digital options of high opacity white, varnish, neon yellow and neon pink… 

Mimaki’s new CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter
Turnkey solution launched at Viscom Italia makes delivery of short-run signs & displays and samples faster, easier and more profitable, in combination with JFX200-2513 flatbed printer and ArtiosCAD… 

Third Party Retrofits from Manroland Web Systems
Manroland Web Systems has expanded its service portfolio to include competitor presses – with success… 

Thursday
Two PIA White Papers underscore Heidelberg’s approach
Heidelberg technology and automation produces industry-leading productivity levels, maximising profits for printers… 

Successful event for Gallus in growing labelling market
Great deal of customer interest in Gallus label solutions at Labelexpo 2017, with numerous machines sold… 

Koenig & Bauer Commander CL goes live at Naumann
The modern Commander CL marks the 50th anniversary of Druck-und Pressehaus Naumann in Gelnhausen… 

Oppermann replaces two SLS3000 lines with ProLiner
This third Muller Martini ProLiner inserting system will allow 1.25 billion inserts a year to be processed… 

Ricoh and Orséry partner for books on demand
The Ricoh and Orsery solution can be seen on Orsery’s stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 11 – 15 October… 

Ashford trims turnaround times with Horizon
IFS-supplied HT-30 three-side trimmer chosen to streamline production for Ashford Colour Press in Gosport… 

Friday    
Muller Martini at the IFRA WPE in Berlin
Exciting look into the mailroom with a pair of VR glasses… 

The success of the Manroland e:line family continues
Styria Media Group and Vorländer have decided for a series of the new Manroland Web Systems newspaper printing class… 

ValueDialog: Transformation hits Print Technology + Innovation
Heidelberg verified at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, #IAA2017 what Dr. Ulrich Hermann pointed out in this ValueDialog interview:…

Every second counts at FLYERALARM
Rapida 145: Complete job changes in just two minutes… 

FFEI celebrates its 70th Anniversary!
‘We are very proud to be celebrating 70 years since the formation of Crosfield and 11 years since our MBO,’ says MD Andy Cook… 

Ricoh’s successful Interact Europe to be held annually
Ricoh’s first ever ‘Interact Europe’ held at Ricoh’s European Customer Experience Centre in Telford, UK…

The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) to go to America
TheIJC announces the inaugural US edition destined to take place on 12 – 13 April 2018 in Chicago… 

The lead article from a week last Friday…

Exhibitors show commitment to FESPA Eurasia 2017

FESPA Eurasia 2017 will take place at CNR Expo, Istanbul, from 7 – 10 December and continues to demonstrate its importance… 

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. Visit the Heidelberg Website for more information.



drupa 2020 
(drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry. Visit the drupa 2020 Website.You can also visit blog.drupa.comfor the latest industry news and developments.

Online Feature articles 2017
Only 49 articles 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 in 2015, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

VaueDialogue 2017

ValueDialog: Transformation hits Print Technology + Innovation
Heidelberg verified at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, #IAA2017 what Dr. Ulrich Hermann pointed out in the ValueDialog:…

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

Every second counts at FLYERALARM
Rapida 145: Complete job changes in just two minutes…

Previous…   
   Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on 200th birthday
Former German Federal President Horst Köhler and three key industry CEOs as speakers at the Open Day, when 650 guests from all over the world attended the official ceremony…

200 years Koenig & Bauer: The future needs an origin
With clear strategy and new market appearance Koening & Bauer enters into its third Century, as it looks back to the future, with confidence…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

LED Fever
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 09 Sep

Previous…      Sustainability reporting on the rise
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 02 Oct

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf in 2017 and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. It is divided into Chapters for your convenience… just scroll down to view each Chapter

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

Previous…   
  Intelligent Printing in Focus
All in Print China to be staged at the new International Expo Center in Shanghai from 24 to 28 October 2018…

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 is supported and sponsored by: 
Drupa 2020,  
 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems

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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A new design for CI and products: KBA celebrates 200 years of success. Photos: KBA.com

Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 06 October 2017

Welcome to this week’s roundup of another 25 news items. You’ll also find Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog titled ‘Sustainability reporting on the rise’, which this week takes a look at the increase in the number of companies making a serious effort to report their sustainability credentials. You will also find two lavishly illustrated Online Features – a little belatedly – from Koenig & Bauer on its new corporate identity, which looks back for the future and also on its 200 years celebrations held with customers and special guests in Würzburg last month.

The week’s news comprises a very mixed bag with lots of interest in so many different areas, please explore for yourself and choose whatever takes your fancy. Of particular note, leading the headlines on Tuesday, is Two Sides with the release of its international survey ‘Print and Paper in a Digital World’ available for download from the TwoSides Website.

On Thursday, leading the headlines is Gareth Ward’s article titled, ‘Labelexpo underlines claim to lead industry development’, as the label industry once again convened in Brussels last week with plenty to confirm the health of the sector by way of innovation and business. There are also a couple of extremely positive post-show reports from Hybrid Software and GSE. You’ll find pre-event news for Viscom Italy from Ricoh with the launch of its first large-format UV flatbed press; FESPA Eurasia in Istanbul, IPEX at the NEC in the UK, the World Publishing Expo in Berlin; the Frankfurt Book Fair; and TheIJC 2017 in Neuss.

Successful sales and installations this week came from Heidelberg USA with two Versafires at Simpsons in Dakota; X-Rite at Coveris UK; from Esko at Permapack, following Hybrid Press Support within Esko’s Automation Engine workflow. Then Muller Martini with the world’s first Diamant MC Digital Book of One bookline at NBD Biblion in The Netherlands; and lastly from Core Image in East Kilbride, as it takes its first Stahlfolder from Heidelberg UK.

My tailender this week goes to Ricoh, as it opens its new Briefing Centre and invites clients, partners and organisations to co-create at its Telford facility in the UK.

That’s it from me until next time,

My best regards

Mike Hilton


 


 

e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and our drupa Newsroom, all of which can be accessed from the Website Home Page and its Index. We also have News in Review, which provides an overview of the week’s news each weekend. 

 

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Headline News

Almost 30,000 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 pages

Week beginning Mon 02 October – the published date appears in article footline

Monday

Koenig & Bauer at WPE 2017 in Berlin

With a new corporate design and extended service portfolio… 

Frey Plus in Ulm holds direct marketing open house

Open house at Frey Plus: lower costs and healthy sleep thanks to ‘Hilde’ and ‘Hektor’ Muller Martini MailLiners… 

Horizon FoldLiner joins IFS portfolio

New solution streamlines saddle stitched production… 

Simpsons chooses Versafires in digital press update

Simpsons Printing continues 10 years of expansion with a move to new Heidelberg Versafire digital presses… 

Coveris UK adopts X-Rite ColorCert and eXact Scan

Company to extend closed-loop colour management to its UK flexible packaging plants as label manufacturing standard… 

Tuesday

Print and Paper Packs a Punch in a Digital World

The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe… 

EFI acquires Escada Systems in UK and US

EFI extends offering for the corrugated packaging market… 

Ricoh’s first UV large-format flatbed printer

Ricoh enters industrial market with Ricoh Pro T7210 large-format UV flatbed launch at Viscom Italia 12 to 14 October… 

Creative Edge iC3D v5.0 breaks new ground realism

Latest release from Creative Edge Software adds greater luxury factor at Luxe Pack Monaco 2017… 

Nazdar Ink Technologies at TheIJC 2017

Nazdar to present latest developments and future innovations of inkjet at TheIJC 2017 in October… 

Wednesday

Mondi at the Frankfurt Book Fair 11 – 15 October

Mondi to exhibit its wide range of professional paper solutions for book printing from 11 to 15 October in Frankfurt… 

Tolerans to debut stitching solutions at WPE in Berlin

New Tolerans FLOWLINER revolutionary in-line stitcher for quarter-folded products now in operation in Sweden… 

BPIF to provide free support advice at IPEX

Print industry experts BPIF to provide advice and support free of charge to IPEX 2017 attendees at the NEC… 

Duplo DuSense sensory coater launch set for IPEX

The DuSense DDC-810 sensory coater to be launched at IPEX at the NEC Birmingham, from 31 October to 3 November…  

IFS to host Taurus 520 SF 4×4 launch at IPEX

Sophisticated double-sided laminator ideal for high volumes…  

Thursday

Labelexpo underlines claim to lead industry development

The label industry once again convened in Brussels last week with plenty to confirm the health of the sector by way of innovation and business. By Gareth Ward… 

GSE enjoyed a successful Labelexpo

GSE achieves seven ink dispensing machine sales and acclaim for Ink manager software at Labelexpo Europe… 

Ricoh opens briefing centre at Telford facility

Clients, partners and organisations are all invited to co-create at Ricoh’s new briefing centre in the UK… 

Esko makes hybrid printing a piece of cake

Permapack experiences faster and more secure print workflow with Hybrid Press Support within Automation Engine… 

Muller Martini Diamant MC enhances book conversion

The world’s first Diamant MC Digital Book of One bookline at NBD Biblion enhances its service for libraries… 

Friday    

Exhibitors show commitment to FESPA Eurasia 2017

FESPA Eurasia 2017 will take place at CNR Expo, Istanbul, from 7 – 10 December and continues to demonstrate its importance… 

Future Skills programme at IPEX 2017 later this month

IPEX announces its ‘Future Skills’ programme, providing a platform to discuss the print industries skills agenda… 

Three Compacta 818 web presses for the EDS Group

Leading print provider Euro-Druckservice invests in Koenig & Bauer technology for Vác/Hungary and Poznan/Poland… 

Hybrid Software had record week at Labelexpo

Hybrid Software’s commitment to innovation was validated strongly at Labelexpo 2017 with ?1.2 million sales… 

Core Image takes its first Stahlfolder from Heidelberg UK

East Kilbride printer says the arrival of a Stahlfolder Ti52 completes a relentless period of investment… 

The lead articles from a week last Friday…

Canon SA captivates at FESPA Africa 2017

Canon was the star of the show at the African region’s largest dedicated print and signage exhibition… 

Lightning Printers speeds up production with Xerox

The Port Shepstone-based South African company has advanced its digital printing capabilities with a Xerox Versant 80… 

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. Visit the Heidelberg Website for more information. 

drupa 2020 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry. Visit the drupa 2020 Website.You can also visit blog.drupa.comfor the latest industry news and developments. 

Online Feature articles 2017 

Only 49 articles 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 in 2015, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on 200th birthday

Former German Federal President Horst Köhler and three key industry CEOs as speakers at the Open Day, when 650 guests from all over the world attended the official ceremony… 

200 years Koenig & Bauer: The future needs an origin

With clear strategy and new market appearance Koening & Bauer enters into its third Century, as it looks back to the future, with confidence…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Sustainability reporting on the rise

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 02 Oct

Previous…      UL Greenguard Certification is Important

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 25 Sep

Drupa Newsroom

Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf in 2017 and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. It is divided into Chapters for your convenience… just scroll down to view each Chapter

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

Previous…     Intelligent Printing in Focus

All in Print China to be staged at the new International Expo Center in Shanghai from 24 to 28 October 2018…

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 is supported and sponsored by: 

Drupa 2020,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, andKemtek Imaging Systems

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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http://www.graphicrepro.net


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Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 29 September 2017

Welcome to this week’s roundup of 33 news items, obviously boosted by Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. You’ll also find Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog which this week explains why UL Greenguard Certification is Important. Please don’t miss it. You’ll find it in our Verdigris environmental section, along with another 34 Bogs from this year alone.

Labelexpo News has obviously dominated this week, as the largest specialist event to date opened its doors from Monday to Thursday in Brussels. New kit abounds and sales successes have made the headlines every single day, including a number of world-firsts and country-firsts, so I shall leave you to work your way through the announcements, as Bobst and also Bobst with Mouvent, BST Eltromat, Gallus, Screen, and Screen with Prati, Xeikon, Domino, EFI, Esko, Fujifilm, Toray, UPM, X-Rite and Xeikon all made the headlines – some of them on multiple occasions.

There are also a couple of noteworthy non-Labelexpo sales from Heidelberg UK to Spectrum in Wales on Thursday for a Speedmaster CX 75; and Xerox with Bytes in South Africa to Lightning Printers in Port Shepstone on Friday with a new Versant 80.

Canon South Africa took the lead on Friday, following its successful showing at FESPA Africa, coupled with an award for its stand at the event.

This week’s tailender goes to Epson, as it announced its new flagship dye-sublimation inkjet textile printer – among the headlines on Tuesday.

That’s it from me until next time,

My best regards

Mike Hilton

 


 

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Heidelberg created an impressive show case as an industry partner of Daimler/Smart at #IAA2017, the International Motor Show in Francfort, Germany. Read our ValueCheck!

 


 

e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative and our drupa Newsroom, all of which can be accessed from the Website Home Page and its Index. We also have News in Review, which provides an overview of the week’s news each weekend.

Almost 30,000 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 pages.

 

Headline News

Week beginning Mon 25 September – the published date appears in article footline

Monday
New Gallus Labelmaster Advanced debuts in Brussels
Gallus unveils the Labelmaster Advanced line with multiweb feature at Labelexpo Europe 2017 which opened today…

Screen announces collaboration with Prati at Labelexpo
Screen and Prati to develop interface for Truepress Jet and Prati Digifast One modular digital converting line…

Domino’s new 7-colour ink set for N-Series press
Domino launches new 7-colour ink set for the N-Series Digital Label Press at Labelexpo Europe 2017…

Fujifilm’s latest flexo inks debut at Labelexpo today
Fujifilm’s new ink, Flexo JDR, offers flexo printers greater quality, faster curing and improved ease of use…

Toray has strong showing at Labelexpo Europe
Expanded line of waterless printing plates, new total solutions are Toray highlights at this week’s show…

X-Rite Colour Management supports G7 and PSO metric
At Labelexpo, X-Rite showcases new versions of eXact and ColorCert Suite with one-click guides to help operators determine if they G7 or PSO guideline compliant…

Tuesday
Xeikon introduces four new digital label presses
Dry toner Cheetah Series and UV inkjet Panther Series make Xeikon’s digital label printing portfolio the broadest in the industry…

Esko showcases end-to-end simplified label workflow
Faster lead times help label converters to respond to brand owners demand for higher market responsiveness…

EFI shows latest Workflow and Jetrion in Brussels
EFI shows ERP workflow innovations and Jetrion label inkjet production at Labelexpo Europe taking place in Brussels this week…

Mouvent and Bobst’ joint venture at Labelexpo
Labelexpo 2017 sees trade show debut for Mouvent – a new company focused on pioneering digital print technology…

UPM Specialty Papers strengthens presence in digital media
UPM Specialty Papers has strengthened its digital presence by launching http://www.upmspecialtypapers.com today…

Epson’s new flagship dye-sublimation textile printer
SureColor SC-F9300 further enhances productivity, image quality and reliability for high-volume textile printing…

Wednesday
JH Labels adds world’s first Truepress Jet L350UV+
World’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ goes to James Hamilton Group’s JH Label Solutions in Northern Ireland…

Esko takes Packaging Simplified to a new level
Turnkey workflow solutions for fast start-up, increased automation and enhanced collaboration…

Automation has never been easier to implement
Esko leverages best practice for out-of-the-box label workflow automation with its QuickStart solutions…

Xeikon’s new Xeikon CX500 debuts at Labelexpo
Xeikon launches new Industry 4.0-ready Xeikon CX500 Cheetah digital label press at Labelexpo Europe…

New Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Panther Series introduced, expanding Xeikon’s offering and application reach for the self-adhesive label market…

Why Mouvent can be labelled a game-changer
New joint venture from Bobst and Radex reveals groundbreaking digital label print technology at Labelexpo…

BST Eltromat International at Labelexpo Europe
Preparation of quality assurance tasks in prepress: COE and BST Eltromat have extended their cooperation…

Thursday
Labelexpo 2017 highlights the uniqueness of Bobst
As a solution partner to the label and packaging industry…

Belgian Val-Dieu beers go down a treat at Labelexpo
Unique removable self-adhesive labels digitally produced by Label’Or on Xeikon presses for Abbey Brewery Val-Dieu…

Domino shows disruptive shrink sleeve capability
Domino N610i: the first hybrid inkjet press with new UV-curable ink set to print onto shrink sleeves?…

Screen’s new LM Truepress Jet for Springfield expansion
Springfield Solutions, UK, purchases the world’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM at Labelexpo Europe 2017…

Spectrum to be first in Wales with Speedmaster CX 75
Latest Heidelberg’s flexible B2 press bound for Cardiff…

Domino N610i inkjet label press for Germark Barcelona
Germark in Spain invests in Domino’s ink jet technology to provide a better service to their clients…

Friday   
Canon SA captivates at FESPA Africa 2017
Canon was the star of the show at the African region’s largest dedicated print and signage exhibition…

Lightning Printers speeds up production with Xerox
The Port Shepstone-based South African company has advanced its digital printing capabilities with a Xerox Versant 80…

Insignis first to add Gallus Labelfire 340 in Austria
Insignis Etiketten in Vienna goes inkjet digital printing as it strives to become a leader in Industry 4.0…

Pilot is first Italian company to choose Gallus Labelfire
Installation will take place shortly after Labelexpo Europe, where the system was on display at Brussels Expo…

Adhesivos Romero Garcia chooses Domino for labels
Adhesivos Romero Garcia ‘seals the deal’ at Labelexpo 2017 for Domino N610i inkjet label press…

Second Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ heads to Spain
Docuworld, Spain introduces digital label printing with world’s second Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+…

Third Truepress Jet L350UV+ press heads to Italy
Impronta Digitale acquires world’s third Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ to boost production capacity…

Femalabel doubles capacity with two Xeikon CX3s
High quality, stability and Xeikon X-800 front end are main drivers for Belgian company to choose Xeikon, again…

The lead articles from a week last Friday…

Bobst flexo presses to be demonstrated at Labelexpo
Bobst M1 and M5X inline flexo presses: two best-selling presses now offering even more to be shown in Brussels…

Hybrid Software’s Labelexpo 2017 line-up
Hybrid Software to take innovation to the next level at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels next week…

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Online Feature articles 2017
Only 49 articles 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 Jul/Aug Chapter 06

Previous…    Textile design students explore the power of Epson digital print
BA and MA students from Birmingham City University’s School of Fashion and Textiles displayed by Epson at FESPA in Germany…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

UL Greenguard Certification is Important
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 25 Sep

Previous…     Print kiosks coming into their own
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 18 Sep

Drupa Newsroom

Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf in 2017 and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index. It is divided into Chapters for your convenience… just scroll down to view each Chapter

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

Previous…     Intelligent Printing in Focus
All in Print China to be staged at the new International Expo Center in Shanghai from 24 to 28 October 2018…

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 is supported and sponsored by:
Drupa 2020,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, and Kemtek Imaging Systems
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.

Our Website urls are:

http://www.graphicrepro.co.za
http://www.graphicrepro.net

GraphicRepro.Net e-News (ISSN 1814-2923)  provides weekly updates from the Graphic Repro On-line Website and is  compiled and published by Mike Hilton, graphicrepro.net, PO Box 10 Peterburgskoe Shosse 13/1, 196605 Pushkin 5, St. Petersburg, Russia.  e-mail graphicrepro.za@gmail.com

 


 

 

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