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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 16 September 2016

Welcome to another roundup of 27 news articles posted during the past week, plus one new addition to Online Features from KBA in Nuremberg, with a new long perfector with coating and nine inking units at L/M/B Louko, which scooped this year’s ‘Top Innovator of 2016’ award in Germany.

Then we have Laurel Brunner back with her latest Verdigris environmental Blog, which this week looks at Plastic Dreams. Following which is Nessan Cleary’s very latest Wild Format Technology Guide which explains the basics of the printhead – the heart of an inkjet printer and directly responsible for placing each individual drop of ink on the substrate. This is the ninth article in this new series from by Laurel Brunner, Nessan Cleary, Sonja Angere and Paul Lindström at Digital Dots. All of which can be downloaded as PDFs, with almost 40 still to follow over the coming ten months or so.
On Monday we also announced the first in a new series from Andreas Weber at ValuePublishing entitled ValueTrendAnalysis: Transformation – ‘Beam me up Scotty’. The article is an overture to a series of trend letters and trend studies produced by ValuePublishing together with Muchcommunication.
Our news this week again comprises a completely mixed bag. We have tried to carry all of the current and imminent show-related articles for you which include announcements regarding Photokina in Cologne; from Labelexpo Americas and SGIA Expo which took place last week you will find announcements from EFI, Cerm, Ultimate, Durst, HP, Agfa, Presstek and Xeikon; then we have the agenda for the Inkjet Conference 2016 taking place in Neuss from 4 – 6 October; followed by ProImage, Scodix, KBA, Goss and Presstek at Graph Expo 2016, which opens this coming weekend.
Leading the news on Tuesday: Esko announced more than 120 free online training sessions to be available in a choice of five languages to help Esko’s global customers get the most out of their new software. You’ll find all the details in the article below with links to be able to register.
News leaders this week included Wallpaper Magazine with HP Indigo on Monday teaming up to create 220,000 unique posters for the publication’s 20th anniversary this month. On Wednesday we had HP Inc announce its acquisition of Samsung’s Printer Business, with the aim of disrupting the copier segment by reinventing and replacing service-intensive copiers with superior multifunction printing technology.
Recent sales and installations successes began on Monday with Manroland Sheetfed at Dongguan Xincai Packaging in China; Tuesday saw Heidelberg at Newnorth Print in the UK with the very latest Stahlfolder KH 82 combination model with Palamides delivery; then Esko in Brazil with the milestone 3000th CDI – a CDI Spark 5080 for trade house Clicheria Blumenau – its fifth Esko CDI.
Among the various articles you will find quite a bit of new kit, including EFI with an enhanced Jetrion for labels; Mimaki with new wide-format inkjet direct sublimation for textiles, combining printing and heating for colour fixation into a single footprint; also HP with a new Latex Printer series at SGIA on Friday.


My tailender for the week from Tuesday’s headlines is the Blog Post relating to the K-Show (the world’s number one event for plastics and rubber) from 19 – 26 October in Düsseldorf: by Chris Winczewski at X-Rite Pantone. Not exactly printing as such, but extremely interesting and related – since X-Rite and Pantone and colour control are so closely related to our own industry, and the K-Show is becoming more relevant as production boundaries become blurred in our fast changing world.


That’s it until next time. 

My best regards, 

Mike Hilton

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

Headline News
Over 28,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news page

Mon 12 September…   
Wallpaper* and HP customise commemorative posters
HP Indigo and Wallpaper* magazine team up to create 220,000 unique posters for the publication’s 20th anniversary this month…

ValueTrendAnalysis: Transformation – ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’
This article is the overture to a series of trend letters and trend studies produced by ValuePublishing together with the global expert…

Sawgrass: The Art of Sublimation at Photokina 2016
Sawgrass will showcase its full portfolio of sublimation solutions from 20 to 25 September 2016 in Cologne…

Contact Originators is now a Flint FlexoExpert in the UK
Based in Bredbury, Stockport, the beta customer has successfully passed through the FlexoExpert certification programme…

Dongguan Xincai Packaging adds 10-colour Roland 700
Forward-thinking Dongguan Xincai Packaging in China puts its faith in the Roland 700 with coating, UV and InlineFoiler…

Tue 13 September…   
Esko launches global series of free training Webinars
More than 120 free online training sessions help Esko customers to get the most out of new software…

TheIJC 2016 in Neuss unveils extensive agenda
With just over two weeks to go, the The Inkjet Conference confirms the most involving agenda in the event’s history…

Bespoke training course for apprentice ink technician
Gilmour and Dean Limited work with Attain Training in the UK to expand and invest through apprenticeships…

Newnorth Print adds automated Stahlfolder KH 82
Newnorth increases its B1 folding capacity with combination model with Palamides Alpha 500hd delivery…

Mimaki’s new direct sublimation printer for textiles
The Tx500P-3200DS wide-format solution combines printing and heating for colour fixation into a single footprint…

Wed 14 September…   
HP to acquire Samsung’s Printer Business
Aim is to disrupt copier segment, and to reinvent and replace service-intensive copiers with superior multifunction printing technology…

EFI unveils latest Jetrion 4950LXe LED inkjet and ERP
EFI debuts enhanced Jetrion label inkjet production and ERP Workflow innovations at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont…

Cerm at Labelexpo Americas 2016
Inspiration and Collaboration will be a central theme for Cerm at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, from 13 – 15 September…

Ultimate TechnoGraphics brings AutoNesting to SGIA
Ultimate TechnoGraphics to showcase Impostrip’s latest AutoNesting in Las Vegas from 14 – 16 September 2016…

ProImage to launch latest workflow at Graph Expo 2016
ProImage has announced the launch of its new generation of newspaper production workflow: NewsWay-X…

Thu 15 September…  

Esko’s 3000th CDI to Clicheria Blumenau in Brazil
The CDI Spark 5080 and software solutions package, and its fifth CDI, supports the leading trade shop’s plate production…

Durst uses Labelexpo to push its label capabilities
Durst uses Labelexpo Americas to announce important steps forward in the capabilities of its label products…

EFI Armor UVF clear coat on display at SGIA Expo
EFI non-yellowing Armor clear coat extends Avery Dennison textured wall films durability to five years…

X-Rite Pantone: Plastics focus for K-Show 2016
Blog Post relating to the K-Show 19 – 26 October: By Chris Winczewski, corporate strategy and innovation exec at X-Rite Pantone…

KBA’s new VariJET 106 sheetfed hybrid Powered by Xerox
New modular hybrid press for folding cartons integrates KBA Rapida platform with Xerox inkjet technology: intro at Graph Expo…

Fri 16 September…   
Scodix drupa success to flow into Graph Expo 2016
Coming off drupa, where Scodix sold over 150 presses, adoption of Scodix digital enhancement is in full swing worldwide…

Goss International and Presstek at Graph Expo 2016
Goss, Presstek and Contiweb to showcase their latest product innovations and partnership success…

Agfa outshines competition in UV flatbed and hybrid
Agfa Graphics wins three Product of the Year awards for inkjet technology for second year in a row at SGIA Expo 2016…

HP unveiled its new Latex 300 Printer series at SGIA
New HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 printers help customers gain affordable access to more application opportunities…

EFI at the 2016 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas this week
A complete portfolio and new market opportunities highlight EFI’s mission and passion to fuel customer success…

Xeikon Laser Die-cut Unit at Labelexpo Americas
Self-adhesive label converting affordable as short runs made easy with Xeikon Laser Die-cut Unit (LDU)…

Presstek Zahara plates at Labelexpo Americas
Codimag demonstrated the benefits of chemistry-free, waterless offset live with Presstek’s Zahara plates…

Last lead articles from Friday in previous update… 

AVT and HP Indigo at Labelexpo Americas 2016
Visitors will be able to see advanced integration between AVT and the HP Indigo 8000 and 20000 digital presses…

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

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

drupa 2020 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’, and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2020 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2016
Only 35 so far this year, with well over 70 last year, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years in our Archives.

Downloads 2016 Chapter 01

Previous…   
Two Sides Global Research Survey 2016
Consumers still value print & paper, but environmental misunderstandings persist due to serious lack of awareness…

Technology-related Chapter 02

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

L/M/B Louko in Nuremberg adds long KBA Rapida 106
Print industry’s top innovator invests in KBA Rapida 106 with nine inking units, perfecting and coater…

Previous…   
First Swing sponsored by Canon South Africa
The benefits of the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing programme for disabled children, showcased in action at Zwartkop Country Club…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Plastic Dreams
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 Sep

Previous…   
Standards for Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 Aug

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

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

Latest No 9… The basics of printheads
In many respects the printhead is the heart of an inkjet printer, directly responsible for placing each individual drop of ink on the substrate. By Nessan Cleary

5… Where Do You Start your Wild Format Project?
The range of what’s possible with digital inkjet technology just keeps on growing. There are so many production options to choose from… By Laurel Brunner

6… Wide format Inkjet Basics
Wide format printing has grown at an astronomical rate over the past decade, mainly because it can cope with a growing range of applications. By Nessan Cleary

7… To Judge a Book by Its Cover
Despite the old proverb, humans are prone to judge their fellow man by first impressions, so appearances are important. By Sonja Angerer

8… Workflow Basics for Wide Format Projects
While the creative part of a printing project involving wide, or very, very wide-format production should be unrestrained and ‘wild’ (allowing yourself to think out-of-the-box). By Paul Lindström

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

Most recent…   
Let your imagination fly at FESPA Eurasia 2016
Speciality print exhibition returns to the CNR Expo in Istanbul, Turkey for the fourth year in December…

Exhibitors present latest technologies at FESPA Mexico
New products and technologies for wide-format, digital and screen print, garment decoration, signage, software and consumables…

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

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

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

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
The series of over 240 pre-show articles can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom in alphabetical order.

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
Includes the tenth and final article in this series from Andreas Weber in Mainz, Germany…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles – and more
Includes the eleventh and final article in this series from Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016…

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

Antalis South Africa, Canon SA, Screen Europe,  Drupa 2020,  Esko,  FESPA.  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  HP Graphic So lutions, Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Muller Martini AG,  Ricoh Europe,  Sappi LimitedThunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

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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One of the top exhibitors: Leonhard Kurz at Luxe Pack in Monaco from 21 – 23 September

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 09 September 2016

Welcome to another roundup of news articles posted during the past week. You will find quite a nice selection below, including upcoming appearances at various events led by Leonhard Kurz at Luxe Pack in Monaco from 21 – 23 September (on Monday); Sun Chemical at K 2016 in Düsseldorf from 19 – 26 September (Tuesday); Toray at WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo in Vienna from 10 – 12 October; EFI at Graph Expo in Orlando from 24 – 26 September; and then Industrial Inkjet (Konica Minolta) at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont from 13 – 16 September (all on Wednesday). Then we have Fujifilm at InPrint 2016 in Milan, from 15 – 17 November; and Spandex at the Print Show from 11 – 13 October at the NEC, Birmingham (on Thursday); and finally AVT and HP Indigo with advanced integration to be shown live for the first time at Labelexpo Americas 2016 (leading the news on Friday).

One article in Online Features not to be missed this week came from Canon South Africa, highlighting the benefits of the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing programme for disabled children, and showcased in action at the Zwartkop Country Club near Pretoria. Please don’t skip it. The four latest Wild Format Technology Guides are also complete, with links below. A key software announcement this week from Esko on Monday, with a new clean-sheet design of ArtPro+ which brings fresh innovation to packaging design and prepress with its native PDF editor. On Thursday you will find the latest additions to the new high performance Select flatbed inkjet series from Fujifilm; while on Friday, FFEI introduces both an extended colour gamut and linerless label production for its hybrid Graphium press, enabling converters to address new sectors digitally.


Of particular interest on an environmental note this week on Wednesday, is Brunel Print which claims to be the first UK printer to make all its production carbon neutral without customers incurring a charge for it. This article is by Gareth Ward at the Print Business. I thought those with an environmental interest ought to see it. This was followed by UPM and leading the news on Thursday, as it retains its industry leader position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fifth time in a row. Major sales and installations this week began on Tuesday with Sexton Printing, which expects a 40 per cent increase in productivity with its new Speedmaster XL 75-5+L from Heidelberg; from Healeys, as it meets increased demand for A4 property brochures with an investment in a Horizon landscape bookletmaker; and from York Repro-Graphic as it turns to Asahi’s AWP flexographic plates for fixed colour palette printing – all three are based in the UK. On Wednesday, KBA North America announced a flood of orders and installations for East Coast printing companies; while on Friday to finish the week in style, Fine Print UK is taking the LE-UV route with its latest £1m high-specification Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE-UV investment; while Rotolito Lombarda group has expanded its digital production capabilities with a new HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press in Milan, Italy; KBA announced a large-format Rapida 164 with coater and triple delivery extensi on for Printcenter Eesti in Maardu, Estonia; and lastly: Kase Printing in North America is set to install an automated Stahlfolder TH 82 6/6/4 (debuted at drupa) to complement its two existing Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 presses. There’s a lot more if you scroll down carefully including what SPGPrints is doing in Kufstein, Austria; but as my tailender for this week: Xeikon announced on Friday that it has promoted Filip Weymans who previously served as director segment marketing Labels & Packaging, to vice president marketing at Xeikon. Congratulations Filip on a nice reward for all the effort and hard work.

That’s it until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Don’t miss to read “Transformation — “Beam me up, Scotty”  by Andreas Weber. A brillant and inspiring ValueTrendAnalysis report.


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

Headline News
Over 28,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news page

Mon 05 September…   
Leonhard Kurz at Luxe Pack Monaco 2016
Packaging trends and a host of ideas for current and future product finishing innovations, 21 – 23 September…

Esko’s completely redesigned ArtPro+ improves productivity
Esko’s new clean-sheet design ArtPro+ brings innovation to packaging design and prepress with native PDF editor…

EFI announces new DFE for Konica Minolta
New EFI Fiery Digital Front End provides higher performance for Konica Minolta bizhub press 1052e and bizhub press 1250e/P…

Apex to provide anilox service to KBA Cortina users
KBA and Apex start cooperation for the reconditioning of anilox rollers for waterless Cortina web presses…

SPGPrints to boost manufacturing capacity in Kufstein
SPGPrints invests in manufacturing expansion in Kufstein, Austria for production of the Javelin textile printer…

Tue 06 September…   
Sun Chemical and Coates Screen Inks at K 2016
Sun Chemical to launch latest generation compliant ink at K 2016 from 19 – 26 October in Düsseldorf…

Manroland Web Systems hosts Mohn Media apprentices
35 apprentices from Mohn Media visited the production Manroland Web Systems’ site in Augsburg in August…

Sexton adds Speedmaster XL 75 with Prinect Inpress Control
Sexton Printing expects a 40 per cent increase in productivity with Speedmaster XL 75-5+L from Heidelberg…

Healeys creates new production landscape with Horizon
Increased demand for landscape A4 property brochures prompts Ipswich printers to invest in SPF-FC/200L bookletmaker…

YRG adopts Asahi water wash AWP flexographic plate
York Repro-Graphic Group in the UK turns to Asahi’s AWP flexographic plates for fixed colour palette printing…

Wed 07 September…   
Toray Industries at World Publishing Expo 2016
Toray to show new newspaper waterless offset printing plates, plate chemistry and processors in Vienna in October…

EFI leads the industry in the Must See ‘Ems awards
Eight Graph Expo awards again reflects EFI’s dedication to making customers more competitive and profitable…

Industrial Inkjet Limited at Labelexpo Americas 2016
Label customisation to take a quick step forward for IIJ at Labelexpo with world’s fastest UV inkjet print system…

Brunel makes Carbon Neutral the only way it prints
Brunel Print claims to be the first UK printer to make all its production carbon neutral without customers incurring a charge for it…

US East Coast explodes with new KBA press installations
Key print titans choose KBA for design, intelligent technology, automated solutions, and meticulous engineering…

Thu 08 September…  
UPM listed as the forest and paper industry leader
UPM retains the industry leader position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fifth time in a row…

EFI appoints GSW South Africa for inkjet portfolio
EFI wide- and superwide-format printers now available from Graphix Supply World in South and Southern Africa and more…

Fujifilm Inkjet technologies at InPrint 2016 in Milan
Fujifilm to demonstrate extensive range of industrial inkjet applications at InPrint 2016, from 15 – 17 November…

Spandex to exhibit at the Print Show 2016
At the NEC in October, visitors will find a wide range of wide-format and sign making equipment and materials…

Fujifilm announces new Acuity Select HS 30 series
Latest addition to the new high performance Select flatbed inkjet series is yet another step up in performance and quality…

Fri 09 September…  
AVT and HP Indigo at Labelexpo Americas 2016
Visitors will be able to see advanced integration between AVT and the HP Indigo 8000 and 20000 digital presses…

Filip Weymans named Vice President Marketing at Xeikon
Xeikon has promoted Filip Weymans who previously served as director Segment Marketing Labels & Packaging…

FFEI Graphium hybrid: Enhanced media handling and finishing
FFEI’s extended colour gamut and linerless label production enables converters to address new sectors digitally…

Fine Print Services elects to go LE-UV with Heidelberg
Fine Print is taking the LE-UV route with its latest £1m high-specification Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE-UV investment…

New HP Indigo 12000 at Rotolito’s Nava Press in Milan
Rotolito Lombarda group has expanded its digital production capabilities with HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press…

Record export from Germany to Estonia for KBA
Rapida 164 with coater and triple delivery extension for Printcenter Eesti in Maardu, Estonia…

Kase to double production with new Stahlfolder TH 82
Kase Printing set to install automated Stahlfolder TH 82 6/6/4 to complement its two Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 presses…

Last lead articles from Friday in previous update… 

KBA North America at Graph Expo 2016
KBA to share its dynamic technology, Drupa introductions and new partnerships in Orlando this month…

Digital Information at Graph Expo 2016 in Orlando
Digital Info to launch InkZone Inline fully automated colour measurement and colour control for web offset from 25 to 28 September…

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

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

drupa 2016 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’ with the slogan ‘touch the future’. The issues of ‘package printing’, ‘multichannel’, ‘green printing’, ‘3D printing’, and ‘functional printing’ will become increasingly important to the overall communication strategy. To find out more, visit the drupa 2016 Website.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2016
There were again well over 70 last year, 90 in 2014, and over 90 in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2).

Downloads 2016 Chapter 01

Two Sides Global Research Survey 2016
Consumers still value print & paper, but environmental misunderstandings persist due to serious lack of awareness…

Technology-related Chapter 02

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

First Swing sponsored by Canon South Africa
The benefits of the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing programme for disabled children, showcased in action at Zwartkop Country Club…

Online Features Jul/Aug Chapter 06

New installation for Druckerei Münch in Bayreuth
Further KBA Rapida 105 for the postcard and greetings card specialist in Bayreuth, upper Franconia, Germany…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Previous…   
Standards for Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 Aug

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

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

5… Where Do You Start your Wild Format Project?
The range of what’s possible with digital inkjet technology just keeps on growing. There are so many production options to choose from… By Laurel Brunner

6… Wide format Inkjet Basics
Wide format printing has grown at an astronomical rate over the past decade, mainly because it can cope with a growing range of applications. By Nessan Cleary

7… To Judge a Book by Its Cover
Despite the old proverb, humans are prone to judge their fellow man by first impressions, so appearances are important. By Sonja Angerer

8… Workflow Basics for Wide Format Projects
While the creative part of a printing project involving wide, or very, very wide-format production should be unrestrained and ‘wild’ (allowing yourself to think out-of-the-box). By Paul Lindström

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

Most recent…   
Let your imagination fly at FESPA Eurasia 2016
Speciality print exhibition returns to the CNR Expo in Istanbul, Turkey for the fourth year in December…

Exhibitors present latest technologies at FESPA Mexico
New products and technologies for wide-format, digital and screen print, garment decoration, signage, software and consumables…

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

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

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

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
The series of over 240 pre-show articles can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom in alphabetical order.

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
Includes the tenth and final article in this series from Andreas Weber in Mainz, Germany…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles – and more
Includes the eleventh and final article in this series from Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016…

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

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

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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Photo @2016: Andreas Weber, ValuePUBLISHING, Mainz/Germany.

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 22 July 2016

Welcome to this week’s roundup of another 30 selected news articles for the week, plus five new additions to our drupa Newsroom from Elitron, KBA-Flexotecnica, Manroland Sheetfed, and SEI Laser; as well as a new entry in Online Features Downloads from Two Sides, as it publishes the findings of its Global Reach Survey 2016, where you will find the introductory article complete with link to download the complete 15-page findings and report as a PDF.


There will no Verdigris environmental Blog for the next couple of weeks as Laurel Brunner is taking a short break. She will be back during the second half of August. I shall also take a break as news is in very short supply due to the main holiday season in Europe and it has been difficult this past week or so to put together a reasonable selection of good newsworthy stuff each day. As with last week’s key news announcements (Xaar on Monday and Screen Europe on Tuesday) I have drawn on the assistance of Gareth Ward at Print Business UK for two key articles again this week, for the Anton Group and Kodak Inkjet announcement on Wednesday; and then for Xerox and RR Donnelley on Friday, in order to bring you up to date with that.


Other news leaders this week came from HP on Monday, with its plans for Photokina 2016 in Cologne in September. Tuesday was led by Canon Europe as it ships Goloseo children’s books produced at drupa 2016 to South Africa to support the Room to Read Literacy Programme. On Thursday, Two Sides took the lead as it announces availability of its Global Research Survey 2016 in PDF format; and while consumers still value print and paper, there are numerous environmental misunderstandings that persist due to a serious lack of awareness, says Two Sides. Please don’t skip it. The 15-page Report is well worth studying for anyone involved with publishing, print and paper wherever you are.

On Friday, management board chairman and CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Dr. Gerold Linzbach, announced that he will not renew his contract which runs until August 2017. Following a successful turnaround of the company, he will not seek to extend his contract and aims at pursuing new professional challenges and will continue to serve the company until the end of his contractual term, to enable the Supervisory Board time to find a replacement.


You will find some new sales and installations announcements below from Andi Druk in the Netherlands, as it invests in the first Canon Océ and Müller Martini integrated continuous feed inkjet and digital finishing lines for magazine and book production; and also for Manroland Sheetfed in Brazil with another Roland 700 – both on Monday. On Tuesday, Witherbys in London increases automation and output with a new Speedmaster XL 75-6 and automated Stahlfolder CH 56; Inci.Flex in Italy becomes the first to automate its flexo platemaking process with Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaker, debuted at drupa. We also have Toppan Forms, which is now the biggest Kodak Prosper Inkjet customer in the world, as it adds a fifth Prosper Stream Inkjet press – a Prosper 6000C; while German commercial printer Nino-Druck made its first steps into the personalised photo market with Taopix at drupa.

On Wednesday we announced that Anton Group UK will be the first in the world to work with the new Kodak Ultrastream printhead shown in tests at drupa. This was followed by corrugated packaging printer Grupondunova in Catalonia, which becomes the first Spanish company to invest in the Inca Onset X large-format inkjet flatbed press, complete with ClinchTech Robotics. Then we had Park Communications in the UK, which has added a four-clamp Horizon BQ470 PUR perfect binder to deliver cost effective fast turnarounds. Thursday saw IBW Industrial Binding in Belgium increase its investment in Muller Martini kit with a new Diamant MC 60 bookline, and an Alegro perfect binder with extremely short changeover times, to use with the new hard-cover line.

On Friday, to round off the week, we included Xerox with early adopters at drupa 2016 snapping up no less than 120 Xerox Production Inkjet presses, including continuous feed and more. Then we have Seaway Printing in the U.S., which expects a 50 per cent increase in productivity with its new Speedmaster XL 106-4+L from Heidelberg USA. You will find lots of new kit this week if you check out the news announcements carefully. These include Canon SA on Monday as it launches its new imageRUNNER Advance C5500 series, intelligent multifunctional devices aimed at today’s modern working environment. Xitron on Tuesday. KBA-Flexotecnica on Wednesday, as well as SEI Laser. On Thursday, EFI released Packaging Suite 4.0 debuted and shown at drupa; and then we have KBA with the Varijet B1 Xerox-powered digital press (also from Gareth Ward, Print Business); and then Elitron with three new digital cutting machines which were shown at drupa.

On Friday we have Fujifilm with its new processless plate, the Superia ZD, which is UV-compatible and designed for longer runs. Lastly, from Ricoh South Africa with new wide-format multifunction printer which it is aimed at the CAD/GIS and graphics markets in EMEA.

The tailender for this week: On Monday, Manroland Web Systems opened the doors of its new digital web STORE. So, now you have a 24-hour, fast shopping ability on-line.

That’s all until next time.
My best regards,
Mike Hilton

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Headline News
Over 28,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages

Mon 18 July…   
HP’s new business growth opportunities at Photokina 2016
Photo finishers and professional Photo labs will experience the new HP Indigo 12000 and new applications from the HP Latex 570…

Sun Chemical at GlassTec 2016 in Düsseldorf
Sun Chemical to present its latest SunVetro offerings at GlassTec 2016, taking place at Messe Düsseldorf, from 20 – 23 September…

The new Manroland web STORE opens its digital doors
The time has come: Having been announced over the past two months and having been greeted enthusiastically…

Fully automated digital inkjet for Andi Druk Netherlands
Andi Druk invests in first Canon Océ and Müller Martini integrated continuous feed inkjet for magazine and book production…

Brazilian book publisher achieves goals with Roland 700
Multi Marcas Editoriais Ltda (Editora Construir) promotes education and literacy through innovative books…

Canon’s new imageRUNNER Advance C5500 series
Canon SA launches new flagship, intelligent multifunctional devices for today’s modern working environment…

Tue 19 July…   
Canon Europe and Goloseo support Room to Read
Canon to ship Goloseo children’s books produced at drupa 2016 to South Africa for the Room to Read Literacy Programme…

Xitron begins shipments of USB/SCSI Interface
Replaces obsolete SCSI cards in Trendsetter CTP installations with an economical alternative and provide an extended ROI…

Witherbys invests in Heidelberg automation and productivity
Witherbys in London increases automation and output with new Speedmaster XL 75-6 and automated Stahlfolder CH 56…

Inci.Flex first with Esko’s CDI Crystal 5080 XPS
Gravure quality with flexo plates coming from an integrated unit that simplifies and automates flexo platemaking…

Japan’s first Kodak Prosper 6000C Press for Toppan Forms
Toppan Forms is now the biggest Kodak Prosper customer in the world with a fifth Prosper Stream Inkjet press…

Nino-Druck targets personalised print with Taopix
The German commercial printer made its first steps into the personalised photo market with Taopix at drupa…

Wed 20 July
Anton to become world’s first with new Kodak printhead
Anton Group UK will be the first in the world to work with the new Kodak Ultrastream printhead shown in tests at drupa…

Ricoh SA appoints head of Production Print Business Group
Ricoh South Africa has appointed Frank de Afonseca to head up its Production Printing Business Group…

The new KBA-Flexotecnica NEO😄 LR ‘Hybrid’
First fully hybrid extremely innovative machine for all popular flexo technologies drew the crowds at drupa…

SEI Laser: Digital die-cutting and creasing a reality
SEI Laser impressed the industry with the models PaperOne 5000, 3500 and with Packmaster OEM WD at drupa…

Inca Onset X1 with ClinchTech Robotics for Grupondunova
Corrugated packaging pioneer Grupondunova becomes the first Spanish company to invest in the Onset X…

Park further invests in digital department with Horizon buy
Park Communications adds a four-clamp Horizon BQ470 PUR perfect binder to deliver cost effective fast turnarounds…

Thu 21 July…   
Two Sides Global Research Survey 2016 available
Consumers still value print & paper, but numerous environmental misunderstandings persist due to a serious lack of awareness…

EFI releases Packaging Suite 4.0
EFI Packaging Suite 4.0, shown at drupa, offers new value for label, folding carton and flexible packaging converters…

KBA takes the modular approach to inkjet
The Varijet was not shown at Drupa, but is KBA’s pitch for the B1 digital press market has its eyes focused on carton printing…

Elitron’s drupa hat-trick with a focus on automation
Elitron has significantly increased its product range, and chose the drupa stage to launch three new digital cutting solutions…

IBW enters Hardcover Segment with Diamant MC bookline
IBW Industrial Binding in Belgium increases its investment in Muller Martini kit with a new bookline, and a perfect binder…

Drytac Europe announces enhanced Emerytex
An improved textured anti-slip laminating film for indoor and outdoor applications, including floor graphics…

Fri 22 July…   
Dr. Gerold Linzbach to leave Heidelberg in 2017
Management board chairman and CEO, Dr. Gerold Linzbach will not renew his contract which runs until August 2017…

Deal too far as Xerox rebuffs Donnelley’s approach
RR Donnelley believed there was potential in combining with Xerox’s technology, but Xerox found it an offer they could refuse…

Xerox at drupa: More than 120 initial sales successes
Early adopters at drupa 2016 snapped up Xerox Production Inkjet presses, including continuous feed and more…

Seaway adds Speedmaster XL 106 with Inpress Control
Seaway Printing in the U.S., expects a 50 per cent increase in productivity with Speedmaster XL 106-4+L from Heidelberg…

Fujifilm releases the Superia ZD processless plate
Fujifilm announces the addition of new processless plate – Superia ZD – compatible with UV and for longer runs…

Ricoh’s new A1 production printer for CAD/GIS
Ricoh’s new wide-format multifunction production printer aimed at the CAD/GIS and graphic markets in EMEA…

Last lead article from Friday in previous update…  

Last issue’s Friday lead article…
Sappi sustainable packaging solutions at FachPack 2016
Latest innovative sustainable products are designed to minimise the use of fossil-based plastic packaging…

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Online Feature articles 2014 – 2016
There were again well over 70 last year, 90 in 2014, and over 90 in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2).

Downloads 2016 Chapter 01

Two Sides Global Research Survey 2016
Consumers still value print & paper, but environmental misunderstandings persist due to serious lack of awareness…

Technology-related Chapter 02

Previous…   
e-Commerce, automation and cloud for print
The Internet and World Wide Web have opened up new opportunities for printing, but new challenges too. By Simon Eccles…

Online Features Jul/Aug Chapter 06

Previous…   
L’Imprimerie looks back at its waterless printing strategy
The French daily newspaper Le Figaro has grown its business, thanks to waterless printing and the switch to Toray MX10 plates…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Most recent…   
Green fashion
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 July

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016

Wild Format Technology Is All About You
This is the first in a new series of articles explaining how you can use wide-format digital printing technology to produce…

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

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

Why ink matters for Wide-Format Digital Printing
Choosing the ink and pigments to use in printing has always been a crucial decision, one that is very much related…

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

FESPA Federation News in 2016

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FESPA Mexico 2016 content-rich educational programme
FESPA Mexico educational programme ‘Seek New Horizons in Print’ set to inspire printers from Mexico and Central America..

FESPA to host Digital Textile Conference in Milan
Programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations: 30 September 2016…

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

drupa daily to download as PDFs
These jam-packed drupa daily news issues are ready to read now. You can download each one complete as a PDF…

drupa daily issue No 1 on 31 May 2016
Includes drupa President and Koenig & Bauer chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann’s Red Sofa chat with Thomas Fasold…

drupa daily issue No 2 on 1 June 2016
Includes Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke talking to Darryl Danielli about the business’s evolution and how it’s getting back to its roots…

drupa daily issue No 3 on 2 June 2016
Includes Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen’s talk with Darryl Danielli about the importance of merging cultures…

drupa daily issue No 4 on 3 June 2016
Includes Landa Digital Printing founder and chairman Benny Landa as he tells Darryl Danielli how he has been retired for 50-plus years…

drupa daily issue No 5 on 4 June 2016
Includes Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing talking to Darryl Danielli about growth…

drupa daily issue No 6 on 5 June 2016
Includes Olaf Lorenz, GM of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, as he discusses the KM-C with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 7 on 6 June 2016
Includes Jean-Pascal Bobst, chief executive of Swiss manufacturer
Bobst talking to Darryl Danielli about the importance of family…

drupa daily issue No 8 on 7 June 2016
Includes Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon sharing his thoughts on the importance of partnerships with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 9 on 8 June 2016
Includes Massivit chief executive Avner Israeli emphasises to Darryl Danielli that printers should embrace the 3D opportunity sooner rather than later…

drupa daily issue No 10 on 9 June 2016
Includes Marabu chief executive York Boeder talking with Thomas Fasold about digitisation in printing and the strengths of screen printing…

drupa daily issue No 11 on 10 June 2016
Includes Wolfgang Kroplunik, head of business development & Western Europe, Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi, talking with Thomas Fasold about paper and changing requirements in the digital transformation…

drupa 2016 Exhibitors’ show + post-show News
Latest additions – and counting – can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Elitron’s drupa hat-trick with a focus on automation
Elitron has significantly increased its product range, and chose the drupa stage to launch three new digital cutting solutions…

KBA-Flexotecnica’s new NEO😄 LR ‘Hybrid’
First fully hybrid extremely innovative machine for all popular flexo technologies drew the crowds at drupa…

Manroland Sheetfed ‘The Evolution of Print’ at drupa
‘The Evolution of Print’ at the heart of Manroland Sheetfed’s drupa showcase and encapsulating its vision…

They are print: Manroland Sheetfed at drupa
A whole new world of inline print finishes met visitors to the Manroland Sheetfed GmbH stand in Hall 14 at drupa 2016…

SEI Laser digital die-cutting and creasing at drupa
SEI Laser impressed the industry with the models PaperOne 5000, 3500 and with Packmaster OEM WD at drupa…

Previous…   
Agfa Graphics shone with breaking new technologies at drupa
With its strong showcase of offset and wide-format inkjet solutions, Agfa Graphics underlined its commitment to the print industry at drupa 2016…

KAMA: Efficient short run finishing success at drupa
KAMA successfully launched world’s first folder-gluer for short-run folding cartons at drupa 2016…

Manroland Web Systems’ Digital Workflows at drupa
Continuous improvement in performance with perfectly integrated hardware and software is convincing customers worldwide…

Sun and BASF: ‘Packaging for a more sustainable world’
Sun Chemical and BASF present the potential of their latest solvent-free ink solutions to deliver more sustainable flexible packaging…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
The series of over 240 articles can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom in alphabetical order.

post-drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…   
Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
drupa 2016 was a resounding success with excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate…

drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020…

drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
Includes the tenth and final article in this series from Andreas Weber in Mainz, Germany…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles – and more
Includes the eleventh and final article in this series from Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and drupa president 2016…

Previous…   
E-commerce, automation and cloud for print
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 9 by Simon Eccles, who over the years he has been editor of eight industry publications. Today he writes white papers and technical reports and contributes regular technical features to many publications…

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? Fokus auf Canon’s #unleashprint: Kein anderer Aussteller der #drupa2016 hat aus meiner Expertensicht so umfassend, kompetent, offen und glaubwürdig zeigen können, wie die TRANSFORMATION im Print erfolgreich möglich wird. Foto: Andreas Weber Kritische und bewusst streng selektive Analyse von Andreas Weber, Head of Value, im Rückblick auf die famose #drupa2016 — Lesezeit:…

#drupa2016: Ziele weit übertroffen — Objectif Lune baut starke Marktposition deutlich aus

“Die globale Leitmesse drupa 2016 war für uns ein voller Erfolg! Unsere Ziele wurden weit übertroffen”, resümiert Didier Gombert, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Objectif Lune (kurz: OL). “Das Messemotto ‘Touch the future’ beflügelte unsere Strategie, die Innovationsführerschaft für zukunftsweisende Lösungsangebote im Bereich interaktiver Geschäftskommunikation nachhaltig auszubauen”, so Gombert weiter. Dies ist umso bemerkenswerter, als traditionell die drupa für Neuheiten bei Druck- und Papiertechnik steht.

Als Erfolgsfaktor sieht Gombert, dass es OL gelungen ist, den Umgang mit Print im Digitalzeitalter in den richtigen Kontext zu stellen. HTML, CSS und JavaScript bilden den Ausgangspunkt. Printanwendungen werden nahtlos an jeder passenden Stelle im durchgehenden digitalen Kommunikationsprozess eingebunden. Medienbrüche sind damit eliminiert. OL’s drupa-Motto brachte dies fokussiert zum Ausdruck: “Einfach clever: Daten in personalisierte Cross-Media Lösungen umwandeln!”. OL zog dadurch Besucher und Geschäftspartner aus alle Erdteilen an. Viele der Partner, wie z.B. PitneyBowes, Canon, Konica Minolta oder Ricoh, präsentierten auf ihren Messeständen OL-Lösungen, die speziell für die drupa auf ein neues Level gehoben wurden: Sämtliche Module des OL-Portfolios sind durch das einzigartige “Connect”-Konzept vernetzbar, sodass nahtlos von einfach bedienbaren Einstiegs- bis hin zu High-End-Profilösungen skaliert werden kann.

Zum Unternehmen:

Objectif Lune entwickelt einfache und effektive Software, die Spaß macht und Unternehmen dabei hilft, besser mit ihren Kunden zu kommunizieren. Weltweit werden mehr als 240 Mitarbeiter beschäftigt, die ihre Dienste mehr 20.000 Firmen und Organisationen zur Verfügung stellen. Der technische Support reicht rund um die Welt; drei Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentren sind in Nord-Amerika, Europa sowie Australien angesiedelt.

Infos für Journalisten via OL Media Center:
http://web.objectiflune.com/cn/aaj74/drupa-media-center

Pressekontakt:

Simone Angelica Wolf
OBJECTIF LUNE
Marketing OL EMEA
T +39 0522 511 301
M +39 342 531 73 33
wolfs@it.objectiflune.com

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ValuePublishing-Empfehlung zur drupa 2016:
Objectif Lune besuchen! — Halle 7a, Stand E23

Hinweis/Note: English version available. — Siehe auch unseren ValueDialog von Andreas Weber mit Didier Gombert, Mitgründer und CEO von Objectif Lune (in englischer Sprache).

Objectif Lune (OL) entwickelt und vertreibt weltweit Software Technologie, die innovative Lösungen zur Abwicklung interaktiver Business- und Kunden-Korrespondenz anbietet. Dabei ermöglicht OL gleichzeitig den direkten Zugang zu allen Vorteilen, die das digitale Zeitalter bietet. Dadurch wird die digitale Transformation und auch die Optimierung der Kommunikationsprozesse erheblich vereinfacht. Der Vorteil: Der Prozess zur Erfassung von relevanten, geschäftskritischen Daten und Dokumenten und die Umwandlung in digitale Korrespondenz mit interaktiven Workflows (einer der allgemein best-bekannten hier sind Emails in ‚responsive Design‘ gestaltet) ist genau das, was die OL Lösungen bieten. Dokumente, die typischerweise durch einen solchen Prozess laufen könnten, sind: Rechnungen, Berichte, Bestellungen, Transport-Dokumente, herkömmlich gestaltete Emails, personalisierte Datenblätter, Flyer, Mailings und Einladungen. OL Connect vereinfacht…

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Canon’s drupa 2016 campaign #unleashprint became a big success and a #1 topic via Social Media. 

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 15 July 2016

Welcome to this week’s roundup of 36 selected news articles for the week, plus four in our own drupa Newsroom from Agfa, KAMA, Manroland Web Systems, and Sun with BASF, bringing the total to 420. You’ll also find two new entries in Online Features from French daily newspaper Le Figaro, which has grown its business, thanks to KBA waterless printing and a move to Toray MX10 plates. The second article in Chapter 02 highlights e-Commerce, Automation and Cloud for print by Simon Eccles. You will also find it in the drupa Newsroom as well. Somehow this Expert Article in the pre-drupa series failed to reach us and I guess became lost somewhere in the ether. Anyway, now you have it and it is worth reading – as Simon’s articles invariably are. You can also download an optional PDF of the article if you so wish.

Laurel is back with her Verdigris Blog after a short break, which this week looks at ’Green fashion’ and its possible implications for the environment. A further reminder of the new series of Wild Format Technology Guides from Digital Dots. The first four of 48 can be accessed below and downloaded as PDFs. News has been a bit patchy this week due to the main holiday season in the UK and Europe, but you will find some good stuff among this week’s articles. I borrowed Monday and Tuesday’s leaders from Gareth Ward at the Print Business, the UK’s pre-eminent publication and Website for management in print. Monday features Xaar and its most recent acquisition in the United States; while Tuesday features Brian Filler, president of Screen Europe, who has announced plans to retire in September after 35 years with the Japanese prepress provider. Brian has also become well-known to many in South Africa following his trips over the years in support of Screen at Kemtek and more recently Ipex Machinery and Rotocontrol. I had the pleasure of spending time with Brian during drupa and learned of his plans prior to his most recent trip.

Wednesday’s leader featuring Xerox became a non-story by the end of the week; while Thursday was given to Canon and Océ, as Corus in France embraces high quality inkjet with world’s first Océ ColorStream 6500 Chroma continuous inkjet presses. On Friday, Sappi took the lead with its plans for FachPack 2016, where it will showcase its latest innovative sustainable products designed to minimise the use of fossil-based plastic packaging. You can also find a related article to this latest announcement in Online Features Chapter 02 from April this year, which you might have missed, when Sappi introduced Algro Guard OHG, its new high-barrier paper-based packaging solution with integrated barriers and heat sealing properties, which make the paper ideally suitable for a multitude of flexible packaging applications.

You’ll find a handful of nice installations this week, led by Zero Plus in Pretoria on Tuesday with South Africa’s first EFI H1625 wide-format LED printer, from Bytes; then Duplo in the UK at Brunel Print in Bristol. On Wednesday EFI at Multi-Color, followed by Esko Kongsberg at Resolution Imaging in Melbourne, Australia; and then Heidelberg USA at Colonial Printing with a Versafire CV digital press. Thursday, and already mentioned above came from Canon and Océ at Corus in France; then we had Muller Martini with a new soft cover system at Grafica Veneta in Italy; this was followed by Heidelberg UK at Folio Print Finishers in Bristol as it adds two Stahlfolders, a BH82 and a BH66; followed by Digital Colour Centre, a digital print and design shop in Cape Town South Africa’s CBD, which has added a Xerox Versant 80 Press; Fujifilm with CEWE, the Web-to-print heavyweight in Germany, which has added a Jet Press 720 S digital inkjet B2 sheetfed press; and then Manroland Sheetfed with a Roland 700 for Vietnam. Lastly, on Friday to round off the week: Sun Chemical at Delaroche Publicité in France, with its Streamline alternative solvent inkjet inks for the company’s HP Scitex TurboJet flatbed inkjet press.

The tailender this week goes to the BPIF, which was awarded Event of the Year for the British Book Design and Production Awards at the 2016 Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards which were held in London on 6 July. Congratulations to the team who were pictured in the article on Monday.

That’s it for another week. 
My best regards,
Mike Hilton


Our e-News comprises:  Headline News – Online Feature Articles – the Verdigris initiative from Digital Dots. Our Drupa and FESPA Newsrooms can be accessed from the Index on our Home Page, as well as News in Review, which provides a weekly overview and listing of all news added to the site. 

Headline News
Over 28,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news pages 

Mon 11 July…   
Printhead company Xaar is buying US company EPS
Xaar makes Engineered Printing Solutions acquisition to step down stream with print machine producer…

BPIF triumphs at Trade Association Best Practice Awards
The BPIF awarded Event of the Year for the British Book Design and Production Awards held in London last week…

A Positive day for UK Print in Westminster
BPIF Members’ Day was held at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster last Wednesday, beginning with a conference on Negotiation…

KAMA: Efficient short run finishing
KAMA successfully launched the world’s first folder-gluer for short-run folding cartons at drupa 2016…

Meech launches its most powerful ionising bar
Debut of Hyperion 971IPS-30 extra-long range pulsed DC ionising bar at FachPack in September, and K in October…

Design Meets Technology – for Taipei Design Expo
Highcon and Eco Concrete achieve the impossible in contemporary design, using Highcon’s 3D modelling technology in Israel…

Tue 12 July…   
Filler plans to step down from Screen Europe’s top job
Brian Filler has announced plans to retire in September after 35 years with the Japanese prepress provider…

Xerox: More automation, integration and value-add
Bytes Document Solutions South Africa explores Xerox innovation at drupa 2016 following a successful event in Düsseldorf…

GSE Dispensing at Labelexpo Americas 2016
GSE Dispensing showcases waste-free ink logistics for label and packaging workflows at Labelexpo Americas 2016…

Signbox performs for the London Fire Brigade
Signbox given the ‘blue light’ for London Fire Brigade’s station rebuild signage project across London…

Zero Plus unveils first EFI LED printer in South Africa
Leading one-stop communications, printing and design company Zero Plus has unveils the first EFI H1625 LED printer in SA…

Brunel Print returns to Duplo for high value finishing needs
Bristol-based firm visited drupa and felt inspired to invest in its future with slitter/cutter/creaser and Booklet system…

Wed 13 July
Xerox reportedly NOT set to buy world’s biggest printer
Xerox has NOT begun negotiations to buy the world’s largest print group, US-based RR Donnelley & Sons, according to Bloomberg.com

Manroland Web Systems’ Digital Workflows
Continuous improvement in performance with perfectly integrated hardware and software is convincing customers worldwide…

e-Commerce, automation and cloud for print
The Internet and World Wide Web have opened up new opportunities for printing, but new challenges too. By Simon Eccles…

Multi-Color adds dynamic scheduling to EFI Packaging Suite
MCC takes advantage of EFI’s scalable workflow architecture to add dynamic scheduling and resource optimisation…

Esko Kongsberg backs a strong Resolution
Esko Kongsberg XP cutting table helps Melbourne, Australia signage specialist Resolution Imaging…

Colonial Quality Printing adds Versafire CV
Colonial Printing finds new business opportunities with the Versafire CV digital press from Heidelberg USA…

Thu 14 July…   
Corus adds two Océ ColorStream 6500 Chroma lines
Corus France embraces high quality inkjet with world’s first Océ ColorStream 6500 Chroma continuous inkjet presses…

Muller Martini Alegro for Grafica Veneta
The Alegro softcover system is the solution for greater market flexibility for shorter runs with shorter setup times…

Folio orders two new buckle folders from Heidelberg UK
Folio Print Finishers Bristol adds two Stahlfolders, a BH82 and a BH66, which will move directly into 24-hour production…

Digital Colour Centre goes uptown with Xerox
Digital Colour Centre, a digital print and design shop in Cape Town South Africa’s CBD adds a Xerox Versant 80 Press…

CEWE Web-to-Print invests in Fujifilm Jet Press 720 S
German web-to-print heavyweight CEWE extends Fujifilm partnership with investment in Jet Press 720S at drupa 2016…

Roland 700 for leading Vietnamese packaging printer
Agricultural Printing adds a brand-new six-colour Roland 700 with double coater to grow its market share…

Fri 15 July…   
Sappi sustainable packaging solutions at FachPack 2016
Latest innovative sustainable products are designed to minimise the use of fossil-based plastic packaging…

Agfa Graphics shone with breaking new technologies at drupa
With its strong showcase of offset and wide-format inkjet solutions, Agfa Graphics underlined its commitment to the print industry…

pdfToolbox 9 extends functionality into job finishing
Callas pdfToolbox 9 introduces Power Processing with a focus on packaging and large-format production…

L’Imprimerie looks back at its waterless printing strategy
French daily newspaper Le Figaro has grown its business, thanks to waterless printing and the switch to Toray MX10 plates…

Ricoh’s MarcomCentral empowers non-professionals
MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus, a tool that helps non-print professionals submit jobs to workflows…

A place in the Sun for Delaroche Publicité
Sun Chemical’s Streamline alternative solvent inkjet inks deliver trouble-free, high quality output…

Last lead article from Friday in previous update…  

Last issue’s Friday lead article…
FESPA to host 2016 Digital Textile Conference in Milan
Programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations: 30 September 2016…

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e-Commerce, automation and cloud for print
The Internet and World Wide Web have opened up new opportunities for printing, but new challenges too. By Simon Eccles…

Online Features Jul/Aug Chapter 06

L’Imprimerie looks back at its waterless printing strategy
The French daily newspaper Le Figaro has grown its business, thanks to waterless printing and the switch to Toray MX10 plates…

Previous…   
KBA presented a first in laminate flooring at drupa 2016
At drupa, KBA demonstrated how its RotaJET VL inkjet web press can produce a unique laminate floor product…

Design Meets Technology – for Taipei Design Expo exhibit
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Permapack teams with Esko for seamless process management
Swiss firm achieves security, speed and flexibility in its overall workflow with Automation Engine and WebCenter…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

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Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016

Wild Format Technology Is All About You
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Into the Great Wide Open
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Industrial Revolution
Printing has always been an industrial process. Done right, productivity continues to rise and costs to fall. But…

Why ink matters for Wide-Format Digital Printing
Choosing the ink and pigments to use in printing has always been a crucial decision, one that is very much related…

FESPA Newsroom
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FESPA Federation News in 2016

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FESPA Mexico 2016 content-rich educational programme
FESPA Mexico educational programme ‘Seek New Horizons in Print’ set to inspire printers from Mexico and Central America..

FESPA to host Digital Textile Conference in Milan
Programme developed with FESPA Italia and leading Italian fashion & textile associations: 30 September 2016…

Drupa Newsroom
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drupa daily issue No 1 on 31 May 2016
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drupa daily issue No 2 on 1 June 2016
Includes Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke talking to Darryl Danielli about the business’s evolution and how it’s getting back to its roots…

drupa daily issue No 3 on 2 June 2016
Includes Canon EMEA president and chief executive Rokus van Iperen’s talk with Darryl Danielli about the importance of merging cultures…

drupa daily issue No 4 on 3 June 2016
Includes Landa Digital Printing founder and chairman Benny Landa as he tells Darryl Danielli how he has been retired for 50-plus years…

drupa daily issue No 5 on 4 June 2016
Includes Enrique Lores, HP president of Imaging and Printing talking to Darryl Danielli about growth…

drupa daily issue No 6 on 5 June 2016
Includes Olaf Lorenz, GM of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, as he discusses the KM-C with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 7 on 6 June 2016
Includes Jean-Pascal Bobst, chief executive of Swiss manufacturer
Bobst talking to Darryl Danielli about the importance of family…

drupa daily issue No 8 on 7 June 2016
Includes Eijiro Hori, president of post-press kit manufacturer Horizon sharing his thoughts on the importance of partnerships with Darryl Danielli…

drupa daily issue No 9 on 8 June 2016
Includes Massivit chief executive Avner Israeli emphasises to Darryl Danielli that printers should embrace the 3D opportunity sooner rather than later…

drupa daily issue No 10 on 9 June 2016
Includes Marabu chief executive York Boeder talking with Thomas Fasold about digitisation in printing and the strengths of screen printing…

drupa daily issue No 11 on 10 June 2016
Includes Wolfgang Kroplunik, head of business development & Western Europe, Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi, talking with Thomas Fasold about paper and changing requirements in the digital transformation…

drupa 2016 Exhibitors’ show + post-show News
Latest additions – and counting – can be accessed in our drupa Newsroom.

Agfa Graphics shone with breaking new technologies at drupa
With its strong showcase of offset and wide-format inkjet solutions, Agfa Graphics underlined its commitment to the print industry at drupa 2016…

KAMA: Efficient short run finishing success at drupa
KAMA successfully launched world’s first folder-gluer for short-run folding cartons at drupa 2016…

Manroland Web Systems’ Digital Workflows at drupa
Continuous improvement in performance with perfectly integrated hardware and software is convincing customers worldwide…

Sun and BASF: ‘Packaging for a more sustainable world’
Sun Chemical and BASF present the potential of their latest solvent-free ink solutions to deliver more sustainable flexible packaging…

Previous…   
Conti-Air: A new range of blankets debuted at drupa
New Conti-Air printing blankets for UV Inks, for energy-efficient printing, and for direct drives debuted at drupa…

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

ContiTech introduced new Phoenix Xtra Blankets at drupa
Phoenix Xtra Blankets: New products primarily for growing market for UV printing and high-end products…

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

TRESU’s new iCut digital flexo plate cutter debuted at drupa
The speedy imaging of spot-coating plates simplifies the digital folding carton printing workflow…

Xaar and Ricoh in strategic thin film partnership
Partnership aims to maximise each company’s considerable expertise in Thin Film piezo printhead development…

Xeikon’s new 9600 combines quality and productivity
The 9600 is the ultimate dedicated solution for a wide range of document printing applications…

HP Inc. hails drupa 2016 the best ever
Company surpasses drupa 2012 results by 25 per cent and helps establish digital printing as mainstream…

EyeC: Assured quality for luxury folding cartons
Providing a flexible and innovative answer to the quality control needs of folding carton manufacturers…

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

Xeikon: First investment in unique Fusion configuration
Xeikon Fusion technology persuades Dejonghe Printing Company
to invest in digital printing…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors (now in alphabetical order)
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Decisive impulses for the global print industry at drupa
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drupa to stick to its proven 4-year cycle
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drupa ante portas Blogs 2016
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drupa 2016 Expert Articles – and more
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E-commerce, automation and cloud for print
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Fokus auf Canon’s #unleashprint: Kein anderer Aussteller der #drupa2016 hat aus meiner Expertensicht so umfassend, kompetent, offen und glaubwürdig zeigen können, wie die TRANSFORMATION im Print erfolgreich möglich wird. Foto: Andreas Weber

Kritische und bewusst streng selektive Analyse von Andreas Weber, Head of Value, im Rückblick auf die famose #drupa2016 — Lesezeit: 40 bis 90 Minuten. Halbwertzeit min. bis zur #drupa2020 — Die Themengliederung im Überblick:


Fazit Teil 1

Kommunikation über Print ist wahrhaft eine Kunst. Wer sich auch nach der #drupa2016 über Print adäquat informieren will, muss maximale Online-/Twitter-Kompetenz besitzen. Sonst landet man im Nirwana des Lost in details“-Syndroms und holt aus seinem hohen Messe-Investment viel zu wenig raus! — Übrigens ist es anders als über Twitter/Posten kaum möglich, in Echtzeit das Wichtigste auf den Punkt zu bringen und multimedial durch Text, Foto, Video in einer digitalen und globalen Welt erlebbar zu machen! Dies gelingt vor allem durch ValueStorifys. Siehe: #drupa2016 review — All about the role of print in the communications mix sowie #drupa mc — print re-invented!


Fazit Teil 2

Print als Medientechnologie spielt nicht mehr eine Sonderolle quasi als Analog-Relikt in einer digitalen Welt. Print ist und bleibt die tragende Säule der Geschäfts- und Kommunikationswelt und kann nahtlos in digitale Geschäfts- und Kommunikationsprozesse eingliedert werden! Um in der neuen Welt des Print bestehen zu können, erfordert es seitens der Druckereien den Neustart-Knopf zu drücken. Mit Technik-Käufen oder dem Versuch, durch Technik-Einsatz gar neue Geschäftsmodelle zu entwicklen, kommt keiner weiter. Alle sind aufgefordert, das Zusammenspiel von Brainware, Software und Hardware neu zu definieren und daraus Markt-konforme Lösungsangebote im Dialog mit Kunden zu entwickeln.

 


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Teil 3 — Des Pudels Kern: #unleashprint („entfessele Print“)

Frage: Kann es sein, dass auf der #drupa2016 nicht mehr die Standgröße sowie das ultimative Produkt entscheidend waren, sondern das beste Gesamt-Konzept, dass nachhaltig Wirkung zeigt?
Antwort: Ja, das kann nicht nur so sein. Das ist so, wenn man die eingangs zugrunde gelegten Fragen beantwortet haben will. Zur Erinnerung:

  • Was bringt die Branche und den Markt tatsächlich voran?
  • Wie ordnet sich Print in der Big Data-Welt ein?
  • Welche Player/hidden Champs sind wichtig?

Nahtlos an mein Fazit zum Review Teil 2 knüpfte auf der #drupa2016 der Imaging-Konzern Canon an. Canon als die unter den drupa-Ausstellern mit Abstand bedeutungsstärkste und populärste Marke (im B2B wie im B2C) hat aus meiner Sicht das Konzept der drupa 2016 am besten verstanden und kongenial umgesetzt. Grundlage dafür war, wie Mark Lawn aus dem Canon-Europa-Management mir dies in ausführlichen Gesprächen auf der #drupa2106 schilderte, dass man bei Canon über die Jahre hinweg ein neues Denken und eine neue Vorgehensweisen kultiviert habe, um für die Print-Branche umfassende Neuheiten marktfähig zu gestalten. Mit dem Ergebnis, Trends und Märkte exakt zu analysieren, relevante Fakten in Reports für alle zugänglich zu kommunizieren, darüber Dialoge zu führen und eine neuartige Programmatik zu entwickeln, um partnerschaftlich Lösungsangebote, neue Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und gemeinsame Visionen und Strategien zu entwickeln.

Zur Erinnerung: Der Technologiekonzern Canon ist kein reines Drucktechnik-Unternehmen. Die Japaner fertigen vor allem auch Digital- und Videokameras, tummeln sich im Industriebereich sowohl in der Halbleiterlithografie als auch in der Medizintechnik. Das ganze Portfolio abdeckend, sollte zur #drupa2016 verständlich gezeigt werden, wie mit Canon-Know-how und -Lösungen die digitale Transformation umgesetzt und sämtliche Produktions- und Geschäftsprozesse synchronisiert werden können. Dabei spielen viele Canon-Partner eine Rolle, wie EFI Directsmile, Oblectif Lune, Pageflex, TECNAU oder Drittanbieter wie Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP usw.

„#unleashprint bezeichnet die Synthese unserer jahrelangen, überaus erfolgreichen Marktentwicklungsaktivitäten, um Print und Druckereien nach vorne zu bringen. Es ist also nicht nur ein drupa-Motto“, erläuterte Mark Lawn bei Messebeginn. Wie sehr sich Canon als Konzern für Print stark macht, ist beeindruckend. Hier wesentliche Statements:

  1. Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe erläuterte im Interview auf dem drupa red sofa das fundamentale Engagement von Canon für Print, besonders nach der Integration von Ocè: „Durch das Zusammenführen beider Firmen profitiert der Markt von der Kombination der umfassenden Print-Technologie-Kompetenz bei Océ und der weltweit überragend starken Markenwirkung von Canon als Imaging-Konzern. Wir sind damit der global führende Digitaldrucktechnik-Anbieter.“
  2. Jeppe Frandsen, Executive Vice President, Canon Europe, der das Printgeschäft verantwortet, erläuterte, weshalb Canon weiss, wie man transformiert (Quelle: Canon drupa-2016-Pressekonferenz am 31. März 2016, siehe ValueStorify): „Um Print und die Print-Branche insgesamt transformieren zu können, haben wir zunächst Canon selbst transformiert!“ 
  3. Rainer Führes, Geschäftsführer Canon Deutschland, stellt in #unleashprint in den Kontext mit Industrie 4.0 und beschreibt die Vorteile für Kunden (Quelle: Videostatement auf YouTube): „Viele Kunden und Interessenten konnten gerade aus unseren Live-Print-Anwendungen und End-to-End Lösungen unmittelbar, konkrete Maßnahmen für ihr Geschäft ableiten (…)“. 
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Betonte die Wichtigkeit von Veränderung und Transformation: Jeppe Frandsen, Executive Vice President Canon Europe bei der Canon-Pressekonferenz auf der #drupa2016. Foto: Andreas Weber

Als Resümee fasst Jeppe Fransen ergänzend zusammen (Quelle: „Die beste drupa für Canon“): „Canon ist mit dem Ziel auf die drupa 2016 gekommen, unser Know-how auf eine Weise zu präsentieren, die das Geschäft unserer Kunden in der Praxis widerspiegelt. Unter dem Motto #UNLEASHPRINT haben wir die Besucher dazu angeregt, das Potenzial von Print zu entfesseln“.

#unleashprint stand auf der #drupa2016 für drei übergeordnete Aktionsbereiche: „Inspire. Innovate. Transform“, die auf einer Galerie didaktisch exzellent aufbereitet wurden. Von dort aus gelangte man in sieben Segmentzonen, die mit über 300 verschiedenen Druck-Anwendungsmöglichkeiten sowie 25 Live-Produktionsworkflows das Gesamtspektrum der Kommunikation mit Printmedien abdeckten. Im einzelnen umfasste das Werbe- und Kreativdruck, Business Kommunikation, Verlagsdruck, Kommerzieller Druck, Industrieller- und Funktionaler-Druck inklusive 3D-Druck, Verpackungsdruck und der professionelle Fotodruck. Damit konnte Canon als einziger Aussteller das gesamte Spektrum der drupa-2016-Highlight-Themen abdecken.

 

Print gewinnt! Dank Inkjet-Druck.

Bei dieser Fülle an Technik und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten, die Canon durch den Einsatz seines gesamten Know-hows aufbieten konnte, lohnt es, Akzente zu setzen und in die Tiefe zu gehen. Zum einen war zu beobachten, welche Fortschritte beim Toner-Digitaldruck gemacht wurden. Canon konnte auf der #drupa2016 für sein Flaggschiff-Modell imagePRESS C10000VP den European Digital Press (EDP) Association Award als bestes Produkt seiner Kategorie gewonnen. Damit hatte man HP Indigo wie auch Xerox mit iGen5 auf die Plätze verwiesen.

Wegweisend war aus meiner Sicht, dass Canon zeigen konnte, wie der Toner-Digitaldruck nicht nur „stand-alone“ genutzt werden kann, sondern in Kombination mit Inkjet-Druck und Online-Weiterverabeitungssystemen innovative Verlagsprodukte hergestellt werden können. Beispiel: Im Team mit dem Fachverlag Deutscher Drucker entstand über die gesamte Messelaufzeit hinweg eine live auf der Messe produzierte Zeitschrift, die sich mit den wichtigsten drupa-Themen und dem Angebot von Canon auseinandersetzte. Die Zeitschriftencover wurden auf ImagePress gedruckt, die Inhaltsseiten auf der High-end-Inkjet-Bogendruckmaschine Océ VarioPrint i300 gedruckt und für das Sammelheften und Konfektionieren zusammengeführt. Das Mischen unterschiedlicher Druckverfahren führte keinerlei optische Störeffekte herbei. Grossartig!

Ergänzt wurde das gekonnte Mischen der Drucktechniken in einer Anwendung durch neue Möglichkeiten, wie Verlage mit Canon PRISMA und in Kombination mit Partnern (Pageflex) klassische Verlagsprodukte, vor allem auch Bücher, nicht nur On-Demand verfügbar machen kann, sondern dem Leser/Käufer die Möglichkeit bietet, Umfang und Inhalte je nach Interessenschwerpunkten individuell zu variieren. Für Druckdienstleister sind dies hochrelevante Ansätze, um ihr Leistungsangebot zu erweitern. Die Druckerei wird zum Publikations-Plattformbetreiber, der freigegebene Verlagsinhalte nahtlos in individuell konfigurierbare Leseprodukte verwandelt, die online bestellbar und in kürzester Zeit lieferbar sind. Die einzusetzenden Drucktechniken ergeben sich ‚on-the-fly’ nach den Auftragsspezifikationen. Denn es können nicht nur Einzelbestellungen von Endkunden/Lesern, sondern auch kleine, mittlere und höhere Auflagen von Verlagsseite bestellt werden. Für Leser und Verlag ergeben sich völlig neue Möglichkeiten in der Nutzung von Publikationen. Und für Druckereien eröffnen sich neue, zeitgemäße, marktorientierte, den Leser- und Verlagsbedürfnissen angepasste Lösungsangebote.


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Top-Kriterien für Inkjet-Druck aus der Sicht von Andreas Weber.

Zwischenruf: Warum ist Inkjet-Druck wichtig?

Den Inkjet-Druck zeichnen folgende Kriterien aus:

  • Nahezu unbegrenzte Palette von Einsatzmöglichkeiten
  • Prädestiniert für Veredelung, Verpackungen, Etiketten, Grossformate, Transaktions-/Mailingdruck u.v.m.
  • Leuchtende Farbintensität und gestochen scharfer Druck
  • Ungeheure Vielfalt der Tinten und Substrate
  • Flexibilität und Integrationsfähigkeit

Die Knackpunkte sind aber:

  1. Inkjet-Druck ist als Treiber des Phänomen „Digitaldruck“ unerlässlich — muss aber für die industrielle Produktion passend sein!
  2. Neben Canon haben entsprechend viele Hersteller mit Wonne auf der #drupa2016 neue Inkjet-Drucksysteme vorgestellt! Viele der während und nach der Messe gepriesenen Inkjet-Druck-Verkaufserfolge auf der drupa 2016 ändern wenig!
  3. Manche Hersteller wie Landa haben vollmundig behaupten, schon jetzt die Print-Branche revolutioniert zu haben, aber tatsächlich wurde einiges im Dunkeln gelassen. Vora llem, wann die Druckbildqualität endlich stimmen wird und Nano-Maschinen definitiv verfügbar sind! #Zukunftsmusik.
  4. Andere Aussteller wiederum boten Technikkomponenten an, die in vorhandene Produktionssysteme integriert werden können. Ein probater Weg, der aber auch nicht schnell umzusetzen sein wird.
  5. Was zudem vielfach geschah: Das ‚Benchmarken’ von Inkjet-Druck mit Offsetdruck — was aus meiner Sicht eher schädlich als nützlich ist! #FalscheArgumente.

Denn, so mein Resümee: Inkjet-Druck bloß als Technik zu verstehen, hilft der Print-Branche wenig. Wesentlich sind Kunden- und Markt-orientierte Geschäftsangebote für Print im Digitalzeitalter, gerade so, wie Canon das verstanden und auf der #drupa2016 angeboten hat.


Inkjet-Druck prägt die Drucktechnologie-Entwicklung der Zukunft!

Peter Wolff, Canon Europe, PK drupa2016

Foto: Andreas Weber

Peter Wolff, Senior Director, Commercial Printers & Production CRD bei Canon Europe, nahm wie folgt dazu Stellung: „Inkjet hat sich über das gesamte Spektrum der Anwendungen auf der drupa 2016 als ausgereifte Technologie präsentiert und ist die Drucktechnologie der Zukunft. Früher konzentrierten sich die Gespräche darauf, wann die Technologie reif genug sein würde, damit Druckdienstleister von ihrer Flexibilität profitieren und Druckvolumen vom Offset- zum Digitaldruck verlagern können. Jetzt wird die Fähigkeit des Inkjet-Drucks, echten geschäftlichen Nutzen bereitzustellen, nicht länger in Frage gestellt.“

Wolff ist sich sicher, dass in Bezug auf die Produktivität, Qualität, Kosteneffizienz und Medienvielfalt der Inkjet-Druck bei vielen Anwendungen mit anderen Verfahren nicht nur konkurrieren, sondern diese übertreffen könne. Die Druckdienstleister, die #unleashprint verinnerlicht hätten, seien von der heutigen Leistungsfähigkeit der Canon-Technologien überzeugt und zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass jetzt der richtige Zeitpunkt für eine Investition sei.

Zwischenergebnis: Print kann durch industriell nutzbaren Inkjet-Druck auch im Digitalzeitalter die Führung halten, vor allem bei neuen Anwendungen, die Print als Element im vernetzten Kommunikationsmix nahtlos in digitale Geschäftsprozesse eingliedern. — Entscheidend ist der Fokus auf die Customer Journey, sprich die Kunden dort abholen zu können, wo sie sind, um gemeinsam, nachhaltig neue Wege zu beschreiten.


Das Feedback seitens der Besucher am Canon-Stand in Halle 8a war extrem gut. Als Beispiel ein Auszug aus einem LinkedIn-Blogpost von Multichannel-Entrepreneur Christian Kopocz aus Lübeck.


„Touch the future TODAY“!

Wie weit man mit neuen Inkjet-Technologien kommen kann, zeigte sich bei einer spektakulären Aktion: Canon präsentierte, ganz im Sinne der CanonExpo-Zukunftsmesse, den Prototyp des neuen Inkjet-Fotodrucksystems „Voyager“, ein neues 7-Farb-Inkjet-Fotodrucksystem im B2+ Format, das noch nicht für den Verkauf freigegeben ist, aber wohl 2018 verfügbar sein könnte. Canon konnte so auf der #drupa2016 einen wahrhaften Überraschungs-Coup landen; die wenigsten Mitarbeiter am Canon-Messestand waren eigeweiht. Verfolgt wird ein ambitioniertes Ziel: Voyager soll (wird?) völlig neue Qualitätsmaßstäbe für die Herstellung von Fotodruckprodukten im Schön- und Widerdruck setzen und arbeitet laut Canon mit einer komplett neuentwickelten Inkjet-Technologie. Stündliche Präsentationen des neuen Produktionsdrucksystems erreichten tausende von interessierten Fachbesuchern, die Voyager live im Druckbetrieb in Augenschein nehmen konnten. Druckmuster, auf hauchdünnem Japan- und auf Offsetdruck-Papieren produziert, konnten begutachtet werden.

Als Zielgruppe definiert Canon laut eigenen Angaben für die Voyager „Druckdienstleister, die hochqualitative Druckprodukte wie Kataloge, Prospekte sowie Werbe- und Marketingkommunikation für Luxusgüter, Immobilien und die Lebensmittel- und Touristikindustrie herstellen und deren oberstes Anliegen die Qualität der Bildreproduktion ist.“ Weiterhin biete die neue Inkjet-Drucktechnologie dank der Hochglanzfotoqualität neue Möglichkeiten für Fotobücher und viele weitere Fotodruckprodukte. „Besucher unseres Standes werden über die Qualität staunen, die mit dem Prototyp des Voyager Fotodrucksystems möglich ist“, versprach Jeppe Frandsen, Executive Vice President von Canon Europe während der Canon-Pressekonferenz am 31. Mai 2016. „Sie werden bei uns sehen, dass mit dem technologischen Know-how von Canon die von Endverbrauchern bei Fotodruckprodukten erwartete Qualität auch auf industriellem Produktionsniveau möglich ist. Die Präsentation veranschaulicht das Potenzial für die Produktion diverser hochwertiger Druckerzeugnisse mit der neuen Inkjet-Technologie, deren technische Grenzen faktisch verschoben werden – eine neue Dimension des Digitaldrucks.“


Neue Wege: Canon setzt für #drupa2016 360-Grad-Video Technik ein

Hinweis: Die Video-Spezialeffekte zeigen sich bei Betrachtung der YouTube-App per iPhone oder iPad. Oder aber mit Google Chrome am PC: https://youtu.be/A2gXbJ8RTVc


Ein weiteres Beispiel, das Canon auf der #drupa2016 zeigte, war die Océ Colorstream 6000 Chroma, ein Tintenstrahl-Drucksystem, das auf Rollenpapier Bücher in Kleinstauflagen – Book-on-Demand – farbig herstellt. Es ist ein Beispiel für einen komplett digitalen Machine-to-Machine-Workflow. Konkret geht es um das digital gesteuerte Zusammenspiel der Druckmaschine mit dem vorgelagerten Wechsler für die Papierrolle, dem sogenannten Splicer, und der nachfolgenden Weiterverarbeitung wie einer Bindemaschine. So klebt der Zero Speed Splicer u40 des Herstellers TECNAU automatisch den Anfang der neuen Rolle auf die alte Rolle. Währenddessen fahren die Inkjet-Druck-Köpfe der Druckmaschine in eine Parkposition. Sobald die Klebestelle das Drucksystem verlässt, fährt die Colorstream automatisch wieder hoch.

Canon setzte daneben auf ein Angebot von 3D-Druck-Lösungen, die die Japaner derzeit noch mit Partnern realisieren, aber auch parallel selbst entwickeln. Es wurden Endprodukte gezeigt, wie Skateboards, oder auch Ideen geliefert für die Prototypen-Herstellung.

Und last but not least zeigte Canon auch im Grossformat-Druck, welche Quantensprünge sich vollzogen haben, um auch in diesem Segment brillante Drucksachen als Teil einer tauglichen industriellen Inkjet-Druck-Fertigung zu demonstrieren. Sehr eindrucksvoll: Auf dem neuen Océ Arizona 2280GT-System wurden in Windeseile Hochqualitäts-Vordrucke erstellt, die auf der Nachbarstation mit einem Zünd Digitalcutting-System automatisiert verarbeitet wurden. Dank eines von Canon zusammen mit Zünd Nordic entwickelten Digitalkamerasystems musste der Bogen einfach nur an beliebiger Stelle auf dem Flachbett-Cutting-System von Zünd abgelegt werden. Die von der Messehallendecke herabhängende  intelligente Kamera-/Softwaretechnik erkannte das Motiv und positionierte den Laser für den Digitalcutting-Prozess mit ungeheurer Präzision automatisch richtig.

 

 

Eigentlich das Wichtigste im neuen Printkosmos: Integration durch alles umfassende Software-Architekturen!

Als Technologietreiber im Hintergrund für die Digitalisierung führte Canon auf der #drupa2016 die eigene Erfahrung mit komplexen Softwarelösungen an, etwa aus dem Geschäft im Dokumentenmanagement für internationale Großkonzerne. Wie diese Lösungen nun Geschäfts-, Kommunikations- und Druckherstellungs-Prozesse integrieren helfen, versetzt in Staunen. Und war für mich der eigentliche Glanzpunkt auf der #drupa2016 — wenn auch auf dem Canon-Stand gar nicht so einfach zu finden! Es geht um eine Lösung, die Canon von Venlo aus mit eigenem Team, genannt „Project House“, unter dem Namen „Océ Cosmos“ entwickelt und vermarktet. Man musste schon etwas Zeit investieren, um sich das erklären zu lassen, zumal Canon auf seinen Websites Océ Cosmos unter „Production Workflow“ kategorisiert, was meines Erachtens zu kurz greift. Aber eventuell damit zusammenhängt, das Canon zur #drupa2016 noch keine MIS-Lösung integriert hatte, sondern Schnittstellen bietet.

Trotz allem hier in Stichpunkten mein spontaner Eindruck zu Océ Cosmos auf Basis der Unterhaltung mit Maarten Brummans, bei Canon Europa zuständig als European Product Manager Project House CCM.

  • Océ Cosmos positioniert sich als Plattform für digitales Business Management und smarte Transformation des Druckereigeschäfts, das sich hundertprozentig an der Maßgabe des CCM (Customer Communication Management) ausrichtet.
  • Aus allen unternehmensrelevanten Bereichen werden Daten strukturiert zusammengeführt und automatisiert verarbeitet.
  • Im Zentrum steht ein komplexes Set an Tools, quasi eine umfangreiche, modular ausgebaute Toolbox mit einfacher, übersichtlicher Oberfläche, die erlaubt, einzelne Tools je nach Bedarf zuzuschalten oder inaktiv zu lassen.
  • Aufgaben, die wahrzunehmen sind, um einen Geschäftsprozess zu managen, werden über sog. „Konnektoren“ so miteinander verknüpft, dass man alle Wahlmöglichkeiten hat, um ein digitales Business Management effizient und transparent zu betreiben.
  • Konnektoren bei Océ Cosmos stellen nicht nur Schnittstellen dar, sondern sind quasi als intelligente Apps ausgestaltet, die sich weiterentwickeln können.
  • Da in diesen digitalen Business Management-Szenarien Printmedien nach wie vor eine grosse Rolle spielen, aber kein Medienbruch entstehen darf, können über verschiedene Ebenen selbst komplexe Printkommunikations-Maßnahmen flexibel und bedarfsgerecht integriert und gesteuert werden.
  • Faktisch gibt es technisch und von der Durchgängigkeit der Prozesse her gedacht keine Limitierungen. Vielmehr besteht die Herausforderung darin, Druckdienstleistern begreiflich zu machen, dass sie sich in die Geschäftsprozesse ihrer Kunden einklinken — und umgekehrt, dass Unternehmen sich mit modernen digitalen Print-Produktionsprozessen vertraut machen müssen. Nur so kann das Zusammenspiel perfekt funktionieren.
  • Last but not least: Océ Cosmos sollte aus meiner Sicht zunächst eingesetzt werden, um in der Druckbranche die eigenen Druckerei-Prozesse zu optimieren. Sodann können Druckereien quasi als CCM-Plattformbetreiber die Geschäftsprozess-Welt ihrer Kunden einbinden und innovative Print-Anwendungen optimal und vor allem nahtlos verfügbar machen.

Mein Resümee: Print gewinnt! Ja. Aber…

… nur, wenn die genannten Voraussetzungen erfüllt werden, um Print im Kommunikationsmix richtig einzusetzen. Canon hat dies für mich am Schlüssigsten und letztlich Überzeugendsten auf der #drupa2016 dargeboten. Damit ist aber kein Endpunkt, sondern der Startpunkt für etwas Neues, oder besser: für den Neustart der Print-Branche gelegt. Ausgangspunkt bildet als zentrales Schlüsselwort für die Printbranche der Begriff „TRANSFORMATION“. — Sprich, nicht nur eine Optimierung durch die Innovation der technischen Möglichkeiten, oder der Versuch, sich Erfolg durch neue Technik erkaufen zu wollen. Nur, wenn Brainware + Software + Hardware smart zusammenspielen, um das Jetzige nachhaltig in Künftiges zu überführen, kann Transformation erfolgen und zu nachhaltigen Effekten im Markt führen. Dazu gibt es (noch) kein Patentrezept. Aber der Weg ist nunmehr deutlich geworden!


Wer sich tiefergehend für Aspekte zur TRANSFORMATION im Printgeschäft informieren möchte, kann sich gerne persönlich bei mir melden!

 

 


APPENDIX

Wichtige Detailinformationen für einen Neustart im Print-Geschäft: #unleashprint — Inspirieren. Innovieren. Transformieren.

Canon konnte mit seinem #drupa2016-Messekonzept  erfolgreich neue Wege beschreiten. Als einziger Aussteller war Canon in der Lage, das drupa-Motto „Touch the future“ umfassend erlebbar und alle drupa-Highlight-Themen in sieben  sog. Anwendungszonen anschaulich zu machen. Durch alle Anwendungen zogen sich Aspekte der Nachhaltigkeit, Umweltverträglichkeit, Skalierbarkeit und Profitabilität.

  • Werbe- und Kreativdruck
  • Kommerzieller Druck
  • Business Kommunikation
  • Verlagsdruck
  • Industrieller- und Funktionaler-Druck inklusive 3D-Druck, Verpackungsdruck
  • Professioneller Fotodruck

Nachfolgend in prägnanter, übersichtlicher Form ein Überblick jeweils mit den wichtigsten Informationen zur Marktsituation, zum #unleashprint-Innovationsansatz sowie den zur drupa 2016 aktuellen technischen Innovationsmöglichkeiten von Canon-Lösungen.

(Zum Vergrößern bitte die Einzelseiten anklicken).

 

 


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