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Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 24 February 2017

 

Welcome to this week’s news roundup with 35 of the best received during this past week, along with Laurel Brunner’s latest Verdigris Blog which looks at the relatively new European practice of laser marking of fruits and vegetables; plus a new Wild Format Technology Guide on The Basics of Colour Management for Wide Format Projects by Paul Lindström. We also have the very latest from Sabine Geldermann, drupa director at Messe Düsseldorf, in our drupa Newsroom, as well as leading the news headlines on Thursday, announcing the soon to be released 4th Global Trends Report 2017, with the Executive Summary in seven languages available in PDF format from the drupa Website.

 


”Last year’s drupa showcased a global print industry that has regained its confidence in the future, with lots of fresh technology and applications demonstrated to enthuse both printers and their customers alike. This report shows that whilst levels of confidence vary between regions and markets, overall the print industry is on the up and will invest strongly to secure a prosperous future.“ —Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa

 


 

Hunkeler Innovationdays took place in Lucerne, Switzerland last week, so obviously there are quite a number of articles related to the show, beginning with UPM, Canon with Océ, and Kodak on Monday; Océ again on Tuesday; Canon again with the Hackett campaign on Wednesday; and finally Muller Martini reviewing its participation at the show and leading the headlines on Friday – as it demonstrated the epitome of Finishing 4.0 in Lucerne, with visitors from across the world experiencing live the world premiere of connectivity between Hunkeler’s roll-to-stack line and Muller Martini’s Connex data and process management system, as part of a combined run of one line for softcover products, as with Muller Martini’s Vareo perfect binding line. Renz UK also in the news on Friday, as it claimed a ‘UK first’ order at the show from Ace Binding in Birmingham.

Other pre-show news on Tuesday focused on Xeikon Café which takes place in Lier, Belgium from 28 – 31 March, with announcements from Yupo, Meech and A B Graphic. On Thursday, pre-show announcements for Sign&Digital UK, taking place at the NEC on 28 and 29 March came from Blackman & White, Drytac with Antalis; and InkTec; but there’s more if you go through the headlines carefully, including Feldmuehle at Packaging Innovations on 1 and 2 March, and FINAT in June.

The main headline article on Tuesday came from Gareth Ward at the Print Business, announcing that Antalis is to float as Sequana (its parent) is hit by a High Court Ruling. The paper making and merchanting group is appealing a decision that it must pay BAT €138.4 million, and in the meantime has sought protective administration in France, with Antalis preparing to join the Paris Bourse.

Digital printing dominated this week’s recent sales and installations successes, beginning with Ricoh on Monday with more than 60 Ricoh Pro VC60000s in just two years. This was followed on Tuesday by FCS Laser Mail as it agreed a one million pound deal for a second Ricoh IP5000 GP. Also on Tuesday, TRESU with chillers for 12 HP Indigo 12000 digital presses in the United States. Wednesday saw Redfern Labels in Milnerton, Cape Town purchase a Xerox Versant 80 Press from Oxbow and Bytes. You will also find the Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press now at more than 70 customers worldwide; while on Friday, we had Birtwell and Company in Lancashire, UK switching to Heidelberg digital with five-colour 6pp A4 format Versafire CV.

On Wednesday, Germany’s Mindener Tageblatt streamlined production of its mobile newspaper version with Eversify from Agfa Graphics; and Bonifatius in Paderborn, Germany, has opted for a Manroland Rotoman DirectDrive 16-page web offset press.  There are also a couple of very nice sheetfed orders this week for Heidelberg on Thursday at Falkland Press in the UK with a drupa generation XL 106, as it moves towards autonomous printing with digitised production workflows. Then on Friday, from KBA UK, as Printing and Packaging in Hinckley invests in a seven-colour Rapida 106 with double coater. Then we had Natalii, a Polish label specialist streamlining its workflow with Esko’s Equinox and Automation Engine; and lastly, Route 1 in the UK adding a new Polar guillotine.

 


The tailender this week goes to Canon (Friday), as the UK’s Martin Williams announces he will compete in the fourth Canon South African Disabled Golf Open in Cape Town in May.


 

That’s it until next time. You’ll find lots more below if you scroll down carefully.

My best regards, 

Mike Hilton

 


 

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

Headline News

Almost 29,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation news page

Week beginning Mon 20 February – date published appears in article footline

Monday

More than 60 Ricoh Pro VC60000s in two years

How quality and substrate flexibility drive inkjet success. By Benoit Chatelard, VP production printing, Ricoh Europe…

Urgent input needed from industry on Print Trailblazer

BPIF asking for the whole industry help to ensure single standard apprenticeships do not reduce levels of expertise…

Looking for the perfect match? UPM in Lucerne this week

UPM introduces the DIGI Matchmaker – an online tool to assist in finding the paper perfectly matching your requirements…

Canon launches Océ ProStream at Hunkeler Innovationdays

New Océ ProStream continuous feed colour inkjet press offers unrivalled quality and media versatility…

Kodak Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2017

Kodak showcases latest advances in Stream and Ultrastream inkjet technology at Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne this week…

FINAT’s European Label Forum 2017 moves to Berlin

FINAT’s European Label Forum 2017 to confront the challenges of change in Berlin from 7 – 9 June…

Grow your business into lucrative Web-to-print solutions

Cloud-based marketing asset management software supplier Propago offers leading reasons to adopt this value-added service…

Tuesday

Antalis to float as Sequana is hit by High Court Ruling

Paper making and merchanting group Sequana is appealing a decision that it must pay BAT euro 138.4 million, and in the meantime has sought protective administration in France. By Gareth Ward…

Océ VarioPrint i300 at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press delivers new level of flexibility to over 70 customers worldwide…

FCS Laser Mail orders second Ricoh IP5000 GP

FCS Laser Mail agrees million pound deal in second Ricoh IP5000 GP and is UK’s dirst Avanti Slingshot user…

Major Chiller install for HP Indigo 12000s in USA

TRESU installs 12 Digital Process Chiller units on fleet of HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses…

YUPO Europe brings diversity to Xeikon Café

Premium synthetic substrates for in-mould labelling, promotional advertising and food labels will be key areas of focus…

Meech at Xeikon Café from 28 – 31 March

Meech International to showcase its Static Control and Web Cleaning expertise at the Xeikon Café…

A B Graphic returns to the Xeikon Café in Lier

Advanced modules of Digicon Series 3 to show a truly complete digital finishing solution from 28 – 31 March…

Wednesday

Canon campaign at Hunkeler Innovationdays this week

Hackett campaign shows broad potential of Canon digital print in high quality, data-driven customer marketing…

Retail demands more print, in greater variety, more often

Opinion piece by Vaughan Patterson, product marketing operations manager for Production Print at Ricoh SA…

Feldmuehle at Packaging Innovations 2017 at the NEC

With a focus on VivaCard and VivaLiner high-white, matt graphical liner and boards for holistic packaging design…

Redfern Labels sticks to Xerox for quality printing

Redfern Labels in Milnerton, Cape Town has purchased a Xerox Versant 80 Press from Oxbow and Bytes…

Mindener Tageblatt uses Eversify for mobile news production

Germany’s Mindener Tageblatt streamlines production of its mobile newspaper version using Eversify from Agfa Graphics…

Bonifatius Invests in Manroland Rotoman DirectDrive

Long-standing customer once again opts for a Manroland Web Systems Rotoman DirectDrive 16-page web offset press…

The Océ VarioPrint i300 driving revenues worldwide

Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press delivers new level of production flexibility for over 70 customers worldwide…

Thursday

Out soon: 4th drupa Global trends Report 2017

General confidence amongst printers and suppliers for 2017 but mixed fortunes for markets and regions alike…

Six Canon designs recognised with iF Design Awards

Canon has announced that six of its designs have been recognised by iF International Forum Design…

XL 106 uses conventional, UV or LE UV inks and coatings

Falkland Press drupa generation XL 106 moves towards autonomous printing with digitised production workflows…

Blackman & White at Sign and Digital UK in March

Blackman & White to launch exciting new features and limitless packaging and display options on its Versa-Tech cutter…

Drytac to debut Protac Anti-Bacterial film with Antalis

At Sign & Digital UK 2017 at the NEC from 28 – 29 March, Drytac will debut its new Protac Anti-Bacterial film…

InkTec at Sign & Digital UK from 28 – 30 March

InkTec marks 25th anniversary with international debut of new high production Jetrix LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer…

New Xaar Midas Ink Supply System delivers for OEMs

The new Midas Ink Supply System from Xaar is a compact, reliable ink and fluid supply system for inkjet OEMs…

Friday

Muller Martini demonstrates the epitome of Finishing 4.0

At Hunkeler Innovationdays Muller Martini’s stand proved highly popular during the four-day trade fair in Lucerne this week…

Ace orders Renz UK first at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Ace Binding trade finisher orders the UK’s first Renz Inline 500 Compact at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne…

More on the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open

The UK’s Martin Williams to compete in fourth Canon South African Disabled Golf Open in Cape Town in May…

Heidelberg Versafire CV for Birtwell & Co

Lancashire-based trade supplier switches to Heidelberg digital technology with five-colour 6pp A4 format Versafire CV…

Natalii re-imagines production with Esko Solutions

Polish label specialist enhances quality and streamlines workflow with Equinox and Automation Engine…

Rapida 106 7-colour with double coater heads for Hinckley

Printing and Packaging invests in a KBA Rapida 106 for additional capacity, quality and special finishes…

Route 1 UK adds Polar N 137 PLUS guillotine

Polar guillotine investment prepares way for Route 1 Print’s same day trade print litho and digital print service…

The lead articles from a week last Friday… 

An important role in the breakthrough of industrial digital print

‘We keep our promises: sustainable industrial production with premium quality digital printing.’ – Montserrat Peidro-Insa, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Interview by Andreas Weber…

‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ Guide

A reminder the international best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is available and to download…

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

drupa 2020 (drupa), the international flagship fair of the printing and media industry, responds to the challenges of the changing market and provides pioneering solutions for the future. This is highlighted by the new marketing and communication strategy where drupa claims its position as ‘No.1 for Print & Crossmedia Solutions’. Visit the drupa 2020 Website.You should also visit blog.drupa.comfor the very latest industry news and developments.

Online Feature articles 2014 – 2017

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

Value Dialogueexclusive Interview series

An important role in the breakthrough of industrial digital printing!

‘We keep our promises: sustainable industrial production with premium quality digital printing.’ – Montserrat Peidro-Insa, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Interview by Andreas Weber…

Online Features Jan/Feb Chapter 03

Previous…  

BPIF Printing Outlook Q1 2017 is available now

Print Industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed; Q1 is set to hold positive course…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Next generation labeling

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Feb

Previous…  

PaperLab Arrives!

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 18 Feb

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016 – 2017

This is the brand new series for 2016 – 2017. All have illustrated PDFs to download.

No 22 Basics of Colour Management for Wide Format Projects

One of the main objectives for colour management is to get the most out of the printing device used to print the job. For a designer or project manager this can be a challenge. By Paul Lindström

No 21 Hitting the 3rd Dimension

Printing is no longer limited to flat surfaces. With the help of 3D printers, impressive objects can be manufactured from a digital file, unveiling a whole new world of opportunities. By Sonja Angerer…

Drupa Newsroom

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

News from Messe Düsseldorf

Out soon: 4th drupa Global trends Report 2017

General confidence amongst printers and suppliers for 2017 but mixed fortunes for markets and regions alike…

drupa 2020 dates brought forward by one week

World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will now be held from 16 to 26 June 2020 to avoid holiday clashes…

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

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

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

Canon SA, Screen Europe,  Drupa 2020,  Esko,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Kemtek Imaging SystemsLeonhard Kurz Stiftung, Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Ricoh Europe, Sappi Limited  and  UPM-Kymmene

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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Friday 2 May

 

Welcome to another roundup of news for the past few days, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog, and the latest from Heidelberg in Online Features detailing its new generation CombiStar unit, which conditions the dampening solution and ensures constant inking unit temperature control on Heidelberg’s sheetfed litho presses. It is now equipped with more energy-efficient pumps and electronically controlled compressors that cut energy costs by up to 50 per cent, resulting also in a reduction in CO2.

You will also find numerous announcements relating to FESPA Digital and FESPA Fabric in Munich later this month, as well as news of the Inca Digital Summit for Inca users which will take place during FESPA in Munich. There’s more from Xeikon for its upcoming Xeikon Café to be held in Lier, Belgium at the same time; and MPS has announced an Open House in Didam, The Netherlands from 14 – 16 May.

Xerox started the week on Monday with its new Versant 2100 mid-range production press, which will replace the last of its ageing DocuColor family, and enable Xerox to try to regain ground lost to both Ricoh and Konica Minolta with this new – from the ground up platform – which uses a FujiXerox developed print engine and a choice of DFEs, including two powerful 10-bit, 1200dpi EFI Fiery digital front ends, also announced on Monday.

During April, Kemtek and Komori hosted three special Komori Printology H-UV conferences in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. You’ll find a comprehensive report-back on these among Monday’s headlines, as well as news that South Africa’s first Komori H-UV press is to be installed mid-year.

On Wednesday, UPM Kymmene led the news with its Interim Report reflecting a strong First Quarter 2014.

On Thursday/Friday, Kodak’s new CEO Jeff Clarke, announced the creation of a new senior post to bolster his top executive team, with the appointment of Eric-Yves Mahe as Director of Sales Strategy and Operations. Mahe will be responsible for formulating a strategy to drive sales of Kodak’s portfolio of hardware, consumables, software and services. Prior to joining Kodak, Mahe was president for global growth markets at Pitney Bowes. Also on Thursday, Screen announced that it has partnered with Digital Printing Innovations to sell the Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed printers in the UK. This comes just a week after Ipex Machinery was appointed for the same in Southern Africa, as well as for Screen’s high-speed Truepress inkjet web presses..

Sales and installations this week were led by EFI Vutek with two wide-format GS3250LX Pro LED UV inkjet printers – one hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll and the second roll-to-roll – both for the same customer; Blanks Printing; Heidelberg UK with a another Suprasetter A52 CTP device for Print Team; and Muller Martini with a Ventura MC book sewing machine with the Tween option for shorter signatures to Mönch in Leipzig. On Tuesday, HP’s first Latex 360 inkjet printer in the UK from CWE went to Press On; while Europe’s largest foiling company, Blockfoil, has installed its fifth Masterwork MK 1060 ST automatic foil stamping press. SPGPrints (formerly StorkPrints) has sold a DSI digital UV-inkjet label press to McLoone. IFS has sold another Horizon B2 folder, this time to Spectrum; and Heidelberg UK with yet another Suprasetter CTP device to Draper Tools’ inplant.

On Wednesday EFI Vutek came back with another double; this time for KDM which has taken two high-speed HS100 Pro UV wide-format inkjet presses. You’ll also find JMB in Johannesburg mentioned, with its MPS flexo press, although installed a year ago it has only just been announced. On Thursday, Concept Communications Group has boosted its multi-channel marketing services with DirectSmile Cross Media version 6; Technique Print Group has strengthened its colour credentials with Prinect Colour Toolbox and a Heidelberg Suprasetter; while Superior Creative is boosting its wide-format capability with an Inca Onset S40i and Fujifilm Uvijet OC inks. To end the week on a high note, Allied Printing Services has ordered two new KBA Rapida 106, six-colour presses for both UV and conventional coating, and with inline colour management for delivery and installation next month.

I think a green tailender this week deserves to go to Arjo Wiggins and Antalis, as they relaunch their new Eco-calculator which makes it easy for customers to communicate their environmental commitment.

I think that’s about it again for this one again shorter week. Until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

 

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Headline News
Over 24,000 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 Note: ‘next page’ and ‘previous page’ links appear at the top of each News continuation page. 

Mon 28 – Wed 30 April – Thu 1 – Fri 2 May

Monday 28 April…    Xerox announces 100-ppm mid-range Versant 2100 press
Xerox’s new Versant 2100 mid-range production press replaces the DocuColor and is set to deliver more ways to win with print…

New EFI Fiery DFEs for new Xerox Versant 2100
Two powerful 10-bit, 1200dpi EFI Fiery digital front ends to set new standard for image quality and productivity with Versant 2100…

Komori and Kemtek Printology H-UV conference success
During April, Kemtek and Komori hosted three special Komori Printology H-UV conferences in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town…

MPS Open House 14 – 16 May in Didam, The Netherlands
Live demonstrations of the new cost-effective EB flexo and EF multi-substrate presses at upcoming MPS Open House…

Xeikon to show innovative wall-coverings at FESPA Digital
Digital ultra-high quality bespoke wall-coverings open up new possibilities and opportunities with Xeikon’s Wall-Covering Suite…

Blanks Printing adopts greener EFI UV technology
With two new EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro LED UV inkjet printers; one hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll, and one roll-to-roll…

Print Team switches to Heidelberg for CTP device
Portland-based Print Team is switching CTP supplier and taking a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 as it moves to new site…

Mönch in Leipzig: A pioneer in shorter signatures
The Mönch bookbindery now stitches shorter signatures using the Muller Martini Ventura MC with the Tween option…

Tuesday 29 April…   Sign Hub at European Sign Expo points to future trends
30 expert sessions cover key issues for contemporary signmakers and graphic producers and future trends in signage…

FESPA’S World Wrap Masters for FESPA Digital 2014
Adrenalin fuelled feature speeds back with new format…

Esko Equinox receives FTA Technical Innovation Award
Solution for extended gamut printing delivers the economic benefit of mixing colours on press instead of in the ink room…

HP’s first new HP Latex 360 to Press On in the UK
Press On investment in HP Latex 360 is a second inkjet ‘first’ for UK distributor City and West End Solutions…

Color-Logic partners with Durst Phototechnik
Technology partnership with Durst for Tau 330 label press…

Blockfoil installs fifth Masterwork MK 1060 ST foil press
Europe’s largest foiling company installs its fifth Masterwork MK 1060 ST automatic foil stamping press…

McLoone installs SPGPrints DSI UV-inkjet label press
McLoone boosts competitiveness in short and mid-run self-adhesive label markets with SPGPrints’ digital UV-inkjet printer…

Spectrum Print doubles folding output with Horizon
Cardiff Bay-based Spectrum’s new Horizon AFC566F delivers increased flexibility and fast turnaround times…

Draper Tools upgrades to Suprasetter CTP
Inplant switches CTP technology but sticks with Heidelberg…

 

Wed 30 April…   UPM-Kymmene Corporation’s Q1 2014 Interim Report
Interim report Q1/2014: UPM’s strong Q1 shows momentum towards EUR 400 million profit improvement…

Inca Digital Summit to explore the ‘Bigger Picture’ during FESPA
Inspirational industry game-changers examine innovative trends and opportunities for Inca users during FESPA in Munich…

FESPA announces trail and Hub lineup for FESPA Fabric
Wide-format printers with an interest in digital textile printing will find a rich seam of innovation and inspiration…

Heidelberg announces new-generation CombiStar

New-generation CombiStar from Heidelberg boosts energy efficiency by up to a massive 50 per cent and with reduced CO2…

Xeikon In-Mold Label Suite shows game-changing potential

Customer aL Printing recounts how it moved into digital production of In-Mould labelling at Xeikon Café on Packaging Innovations…

Arjowiggins and Antalis re-launch Eco-Calculator
New Eco-calculator makes it easy for Arjowiggins Graphic and Antalis customers to communicate their environmental commitment…

KDM invests in two EFI Vutek HS100 Pro UV inkjet presses
KDM POP Solutions Group grows premium retail graphics presence with high-speed EFI Vutek presses…

Success for JMB in South Africa with MPS flexo press
Since the initial installation, JMB Labels has entered new markets, acquired new customers, and achieved an increase in sales…
Thu 1 + Fri 2 May…   Kodak creates new senior Sales Strategy executive post
Eric-Yves Mahe appointed Kodak senior vice president, director of Sales Strategy and Operations to bolster the senior team…

DPI to sell Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV in the UK
Screen partners with Digital Printing Innovations to sell the Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV flat-bed printers in the UK…

Muller Martini: High demand for new and used machines
Investment security for today and tomorrow, with both new machines and extending the life cycle of existing systems…

Ricoh upgrades Pro-Graphic digital paper range
Ricoh Europe enhances its Pro-Graphic media offering for improved digital printing quality and productivity…

Agfa Graphics Jeti Titan HS for European debut at FESPA
Agfa Graphics adds primer option to Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed inkjet printers, first shown at ISA in Orlando last month…

Concept adds DirectSmile Cross Media v 6 from Transeo
Concept Communications Group boosts its multi-channel marketing services with DirectSmile Cross Media version 6…

Technique bolsters colour credentials and CTP capacity
Technique Print Group strengthens colour credentials with Prinect Colour Toolbox and a Heidelberg Suprasetter…

Inca Onset S40i from Fujifilm for Superior Creative
Superior Creative boosts wide-format capability with an Inca Onset S40i and Fujifilm Uvijet OC inks…

Two KBA Rapida 106s for Allied Printing Services
Aggressive growth prompts the addition of two new presses with faster speeds and new UV to expand capacity…
The Thursday lead articles from last week’s update…

Kodak to add new Sonora plate line in Columbus, Georgia
Increased Sonora process-free plate sales continue to drive targeted regional manufacturing strategy for Kodak…

Heidelberg and Hartmann: Over 50 years together in Spain
The Spanish market is on the road to recovery, where print shops are modernising their machine parks with Heidelberg…
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.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for the commercial printing market. Its portfolio of integrated solutions span production and superwide format printing, graphic arts, advanced professional printing software, and industrial inkjet systems. Its technologies increase productivity by automating print and business processes To find out more visit the EFI Website.

Goss International Corporation  (Goss) is a global leader in web offset printing solutions, with a complete product range of newspaper, commercial and packaging press systems, as well as mailroom and postpress equipment. With quality accredited global design and manufacturing, Goss offers the widest range of web offset press systems, enhancements and lifetime service capabilities.  To find out more visit the Goss International Website.

Kodak Commercial Imaging  (Kodak) is a leading provider of innovative solutions for conventional, digital and hybrid print production environments. With the most expansive portfolio for the graphic communications market,  Kodak features technologies, products and services that help print providers streamline processes, optimise efficiencies, broaden services, and grow businesses. To find out more, visit the Kodak Graphics Website.

Online Feature articles 2014
There have been eleven so far this year. There were 92 articles in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2) on the Website.

Downloads available Chapter 01

Most recent…    Turbo Charge your Variable Print Productivity
The free guide, edited by Martin Bailey, CTO for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert on the ISO committees, shows how to ‘Do PDF/VT Right’ to maximise productivity and minimise turnaround in the variable data world…
March/April Chapter 04

Previous…    Heidelberg and Hartmann: Over half a century of success in Spain
The Spanish market is once again on the road to recovery: Print shops are modernising their machine parks with Heidelberg and Hartmann…

Pim Print automates workflow with Callas pdfToolbox Server
The Callas pdfToolbox Server, isn’t that the workflow package that is especially suitable for larger companies?…
Technology-related articles Chapter 02

Heidelberg introduces its new-generation CombiStar

New-generation CombiStar from Heidelberg boosts energy efficiency by up to a massive 50 per cent and with reduced CO2…

Previous…    Mönch in Leipzig: A pioneer in shorter signatures
The Mönch bookbindery now stitches thread-sewn books with shorter signatures using the Muller Martini Ventura MC with the Tween option…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative
Access via our Home Page Index.

Laurel Brunner’s latest weekly Verdigris Blogs

APP Walking the Walk
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 May

Previous…    Getting Energy Levels Down
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 April
FESPA Newsroom
Can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2014

Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan HS for European debut at FESPA
Agfa Graphics adds primer option to Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed inkjet printers first shown at ISA in Orlando…

Inspirational Inca Digital Summit explores the ‘Bigger Picture’
Industry game-changers examine innovative trends and opportunities for Inca users during FESPA in Munich…

FESPA announces trail and Hub lineup for FESPA Fabric

Wide-format printers with an interest in digital textile printing will find a rich seam of innovation and inspiration at FESPA Fabric 2014…

Sign Hub at European Sign Expo points to future trends
30 expert sessions cover key issues for contemporary signmakers and graphic producers and future trends in signage…
Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

Drupa 2016 Specialist Feature Articles

Most recent…    What’s up, drupa?
Value Talk with Sabine Geldermann, director at Messe Düsseldorf who is responsible for drupa trade fairs, by Andreas Weber, Value Communications AG…

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Graphic Repro On-line News Update to Thursday 17 April

 

Welcome to another roundup of news for the past week, together with Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog.

Rather a short week this week, due to the Easter long weekend in most countries, and another short week ahead, too. Therefore, I shall also try keep it brief this time.

Lots of good pre-FESPA news for this year’s Digital and Fabric events which take place in Munich from 20 to 23 May; as well as from Xeikon for its planned Xeikon Cafe on Packaging Innovations to be held at its premises in Lier, Belgium, at the same time – from 20 to 22 May. Then there’s Sign & Digital UK which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 29 April until 1 May; Metpack in Essen, Germany from 6 to 10 May; and the really big one which many have been waiting for will be Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany from 8 to 14 May. Don’t miss KBA and the Frog King leading the headlines on Wednesday! On the other side of the pond, International Sign Expo will also take place in Orlando from 23 to 23 April.

In addition to the above, on Thursday, Muller Martini issued an invitation to attend its 50th anniversary Open House at its new web printing Print Technology Centre in Maulburg, Germany, on 6 and 7 May, so we have a very busy month ahead of us to look forward to in the Merry month of May!. And although it is a little more than two years away, you will find the latest article relating to drupa 2016 from Andreas Weber in our drupa 2016 Newsroom, featuring an exclusive talk with Sabine Geldermann, drupa’s new director at Messe Düsseldorf.

Breaking news this week from EFI on Thursday, when the company revealed its latest financial results and a record first quarter, followed by its latest acquisition, in Europe for a change. On Tuesday, KBA subsidiary KBA-MePrint AG, announced the appointment of Sven Michael as its new CEO, and an internal promotion, which is always nice to hear. On Thursday, Sappi Europe SA announced the appointment of Stephen Blyth as its new Chief Financial Officer from 1 July 2014, and once again, a promotion from within.

Another major announcement this week came from Kodak and Manroland Web Systems as they inked an Authorised Reseller Agreement for integrated high-speed Kodak Prosper S-Series inkjet systems, whereby Manroland Web Systems now offers inkjet upgrades and makes variable printing even more attractive and accessible for the newspaper market. Kodak Prosper S30 heads with Stream inkjet technology run at full web offset production speeds. You’ll find links to another four related articles in the announcements made on Thursday.

As for the most recent sales and installations this week, don’t miss Screen on Monday with a Truepress Jet W1632UV in The Netherlands at Aelen & van Leeuwen; Screen again on Tuesday with a Truepress Jet 520 at Baumer AG in Switzerland; and then UKP Worldwide in the UK, with a Ricoh Pro C751 digital press. On Wednesday, Nela disclosed several recent installations for automated plate production systems for newspapers in Germany, Switzerland and Norway; and TG Print & Design in Woolwich Arsenal, London pushes into the ultra-high quality market with a LumeJet S200 inkless digital printing system. Newcastle, Australia print company WHO, has installed a new Heidelberg SX52 press; and Danish company Skanket has expanded its capacity with a second MPS EF UV flexo press. On Thursday to complete the week on a high note, Liverpool-based company S Barber is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with the installation of a Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74-5.

In Online Features, you will also discover Pim Print in The Netherlands, which has successfully adopted the Callas pdfToolbox Server, the workflow package that some consider to be only suitable for larger companies.

The tailender this week goes to Antalis South Africa (Monday), as the company scooped two awards from Kodak. The Outstanding Performance of Workflow Sales, and the Outstanding Performance Processless Plate Sales in the EAMER Region. The awards were presented to Ronnie Louw, Antalis’ regional manager Western Cape in Istanbul, Turkey. At the same event, Kodak also named Korozo as its first Certified Partner in Turkey, Middle East and Africa for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.

I think that’s about it for this week, so until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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Monday 14 April – Thursday 17 April

Mon 14 April…   Esko European debut of Kongsberg C Series at FESPA
Esko to show next-generation prepress, workflow and superwide digital finishing solutions at FESPA Digital 2014…

Fujifilm steams ahead in UV inkjet ink development
Variety of new UV inkjet inks to be launched at this year’s FESPA Digital 2014, set to take place in Munich from 20 – 23 May…

Zünd cutting systems at FESPA Digital in Munich

FESPA Digital 2014 provides perfect stage for Zünd to demonstrate time-saving features and supercharged productivity…

Xeikon Café on Packaging Innovations 20 – 22 May
To highlight potential of digital folding carton production; hosted in collaboration with Xeikon’s Aura Partners…

Antalis South Africa gains two Kodak EAMER accolades
Kodak Awards symbolic of environmental and cost considerations, as Antalis SA scoops two Outstanding Performance awards…

Aelen & van Leeuwen accelerates drive for better quality
The Screen Truepress Jet W1632UV at wide-format digital and screen printing company prints products not possible before…

Heidelberg USA introduces new Flexibleservice
Heidelberg Systemservice helps companies manage costs of incidental service with custom-designed service programmes…

Epson announces first dye sub transfer paper for textiles
DS Transfer Production Paper complements SureColor printers and UltraChrome DS inks for fashion and soft signage…

Tue 15 April…   New CEO appointed at KBA-MePrint AG
Sven Michael takes over the helm as Axel Thien leaves the company in Veitshöchheim, near Würzburg at his own request…

Baumer AG invests in colour Screen Truepress Jet 520
New Screen continuous inkjet press meets colour quality, productivity and ROI criteria for Swiss print services firm…

Heidelberg’s XL 75 Anicolor launch exceeds expectations
Heidelberg North America threw a hotly anticipated coming-out party for its groundbreaking XL 75 Anicolor digital offset press…

Korozo becomes first Kodak Certified Partner in Turkey
Kodak names Korozo as the first Certified Partner in Turkey, Middle East and Africa for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates…

ContiTech to debut new blanket at Metpack in Essen
Self-adhesive printing blankets for metal packaging…

Sun Chemical Metal Packaging Inks at Metpack 2014
Sun Chemical will demonstrate its expertise in metal decorating to brand owners, can makers and printers at Metpack in Essen…

Ricoh Pro C 751 delivers first class benefits to UKP

UKP Worldwide, a specialist in international distribution, is seeing the benefits of investing in a Ricoh Pro C751 digital press…

Wed 16 April…   KBA Group at Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf
Tailor-made print solutions for many types of packaging from the KBA Group under the visual banner of the ‘Frog King’…

Top product launches and prizes at Sign & Digital UK
From 29 April to 1 May 2014 in Hall 2 at the NEC, Birmingham…

FESPA China 2014 from 19 – 21 November
Transforming business with print innovation; Global companies line up for second exhibition in Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre…

Excellent first quarter of 2014 for Nela
Several automation projects signed as trend towards automated plate production in the industry set to continue in 2014…

TG Print & Design opts for LumeJet S200 printer
City printers TG Print & Design in Woolwich Arsenal, pushes into ultra-high quality market with LumeJet S200…

WHO Printing adds new Speedmaster in record time
Newcastle print company installs new Heidelberg SX52 press…

Scanket adds second MPS press for self-adhesive labels
The Birkerod-based Danish company has expanded its capacity with a second MPS EF UV flexo press to meet production growth…

Thu 17 April…   EFI Record First Quarter of $189m, up 10 per cent
Recurring Revenue up 16% Driven by 25 per cent growth in UV ink volume and continued strength in software bookings…

EFI acquires Group Rhapso in Les Ulis, France
EFI adds to growing MIS/ERP portfolio with acquisition of Group Rhapso corrugated printing and packaging solutions in Europe…

Varied opportunities with web offset from Muller Martini
Muller Martini invites you to its 50th anniversary Open House at its new Print Technology Centre in Maulburg, Germany on 6 and 7 May…

Kodak and Manroland Web in Prosper Inkjet agreement
Kodak and Manroland Web sign Authorised Reseller agreement for integrated high-speed Kodak Prosper S-Series inkjet systems…

Manroland Web and Kodak: Reseller inkjet co-operation
Manroland Web Systems now offers inkjet upgrades and makes variable printing even more attractive for the newspaper market…

New CFO confirmed for Sappi Europe SA
Sappi Europe SA announces the appointment of Stephen Blyth as its new Chief Financial Officer from 1 July 2014…

S Barber celebrates its Centenary with a new press
The Liverpool-based company is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the installation of a Speedmaster SX 74-5…

Cutting straight to the savings with Esko
Hardware and Software solutions that cut costs and boost profitability to be showcased by Esko at Sign and Digital UK 2014…

KBA remote maintenance is secure!
KBA remote maintenance is not affected by ‘Heartbleed’ bug…

Auraia granted digitally modulated screening patents
Hamillroad Software’s Auraia DM Screening granted first Two US Patents for ground breaking imaging technology…

The Friday lead article from last week’s update…

First short-grain 64-page Lithoman for Germany
Manroland Web Systems introduces new commercial configuration in gravure printing dimensions for a German customer…

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.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for the commercial printing market. Its portfolio of integrated solutions span production and superwide format printing, graphic arts, advanced professional printing software, and industrial inkjet systems. Its technologies increase productivity by automating print and business processes To find out more visit the EFI Website.

Goss International Corporation  (Goss) is a global leader in web offset printing solutions, with a complete product range of newspaper, commercial and packaging press systems, as well as mailroom and postpress equipment. With quality accredited global design and manufacturing, Goss offers the widest range of web offset press systems, enhancements and lifetime service capabilities.  To find out more visit the Goss International Website.

Kodak Commercial Imaging  (Kodak) is a leading provider of innovative solutions for conventional, digital and hybrid print production environments. With the most expansive portfolio for the graphic communications market,  Kodak features technologies, products and services that help print providers streamline processes, optimise efficiencies, broaden services, and grow businesses. To find out more, visit the Kodak Graphics Website.

Online Feature articles 2014
There have been eleven so far this year. There were 92 articles in 2013 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page, with prior years’ via Search Archives (option 2) on the Website.

Downloads available Chapter 01

Turbo Charge your Variable Print Productivity
The free guide, edited by Martin Bailey, CTO for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert on the ISO committees, shows how to ‘Do PDF/VT Right’ to maximise productivity and minimise turnaround in the variable data world…

March/April Chapter 04

Pim Print automates workflow with Callas pdfToolbox Server
The Callas pdfToolbox Server, isn’t that the workflow package that is especially suitable for larger companies?.

Previous…   The first KBA Rapida 164 with double coater in Europe
A big step at Holbox in Echt in The Netherlands, to celebrate its new highly-automated four-colour large-format KBA Rapida 164…

Technology-related articles Chapter 02

KBA Group at Interpack 2014
Tailor-made print solutions for many types of packaging from the KBA Group under the banner ‘The Right One’ and with the visual banner of the ‘Frog King’…

Previous…   The Label Says it All
Security logistics labels from Schreiner ProTech showcase the label industry’s expertise in product authentication…

Heidelberg invests in the digital future
Heidelberg is offering its customers the opportunity to run offset, digital, and inkjet technologies in parallel…

Heidelberg extends its digital inkjet and software portfolio
Heidelberg Digital: Focusing on market requirements today, tomorrow, and in the future with inkjet and toner-based systems… 


Verdigris – Environmental Initiative
Access via our Home Page Index.
 

Laurel Brunner’s latest weekly Verdigris Blogs

More than a Lottery Win
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Thu 17 April

Previous…   100th Blog & Counting
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 April

FESPA Newsroom
Can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

FESPA Digital 2014

FESPA Digital marks European debut of Kongsberg C Series
Esko Sign & Display companies next-generation prepress, workflow and digital finishing solutions at FESPA Digital…

Agfa’s latest UV-curable wide-format inkjet at FESPA
Agfa Graphics to present next generation UV-curable wide-format printers, workflow and inks, at FESPA Digital 2014…

MTEX set to Wow at FESPA Digital next month

The Portuguese-based manufacturer, as a market leader in direct-to-textile digital printing plans new product launches for the show…

Brett Martin at FESPA Digital in Munich
Brett Martin to inspire printers to make a change at FESPA with diverse range of high definition wide-format applications…

Hotronix Dual Air Fusion to debut at FESPA Digital

Stahls’ Hotronix to debut and demonstrate this latest addition to the Hotronix heat press line-up for direct-to-garment printers…

Onyx Graphics at FESPA Digital 2014
Onyx Graphics to deliver powerful colour management advice and latest solutions at FESPA Digital in Munich…

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index on our Home Page.

Drupa 2016 Specialist Feature Articles

What’s up, drupa?
Value Talk with Sabine Geldermann, director at Messe Düsseldorf who is responsible for drupa trade fairs, by Andreas Weber, Value Communications AG…

Drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…   drupa Global Trends Report: now published
Global investment in the print industry will be stronger in the next 12 months as confidence returns…

drupa Globaler Trend Bericht: jetzt veröffentlicht
Druckdienstleister wollen in diesem Jahr in Technologien und die Schaffung neuer Services investieren…  


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

Antalis South Africa,  Dainippon Screen,  Drupa 2016,  EFI and EFI Vutek,  Esko,  Epson Europe BV,   FESPA.  Goss International Inc,  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  KodakKoenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging SystemsKrause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech IncQuark Inc,  Ricoh EuropeSappi Limited,  Sappi Printers of the YearPrint Process Champions Group,  Thunderbolt Solutions, and UPM-Kymmene.

 

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