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Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 13 October 2017

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Mike Hilton


 

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Headline News

Almost 30,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation pages

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

Monday
Upgrade for KAMA all-rounder plus IPEX showing

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday
Heidelberg ‘Industry’ premiere at EVS30 in Stuttgart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The lead article from a week last Friday…

Exhibitors show commitment to FESPA Eurasia 2017

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

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Online Feature articles 2017
Only 49 articles last year – but you will find another eleven Expert Articles and ten drupa ante portas Blogs from Andreas Weber in our drupa Newsroom. There were over 70 in 2015, and over 90 in 2013 and in 2014 which can still be accessed via the Index on the Home Page.

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

Online Features Sep/Oct Chapter 07

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

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

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

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

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

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

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

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

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

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

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

The Graphic Repro On-line is supported and sponsored by: 
Drupa 2020,  
 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems

If you would like to send news for consideration for the Graphic Repro On-line Website (ISSN 1814-2915) or to submit comments, please e-mail Mike Hilton at: graphicrepro.za@gmail.com.

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

 


 

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Graphic Repro On-line News to Friday 29 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

That’s it from me until next time,

My best regards

Mike Hilton

 


 

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

 


 

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

Almost 30,000 news items have now gone online since we launched our Website in September 2001. News for the past 24 months can still be accessed via the Home Page and its continuation pages.

 

Headline News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The lead articles from a week last Friday…

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

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

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

Online Features Jul/Aug Chapter 06

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

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

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

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

Drupa Newsroom

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

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

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

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

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

The Graphic Repro On-line is supported and sponsored by:
Drupa 2020,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, and Kemtek Imaging Systems
If you would like to send news for consideration for the Graphic Repro On-line Website (ISSN 1814-2915) or to submit comments, please e-mail Mike Hilton at: graphicrepro.za@gmail.com.

Our Website urls are:

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

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

 


 

 

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 05 October 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 02 October, which this week highlights the fact that Ricoh, one of the biggest players in the graphic arts market, has maintained its place on the DJSI World Index for the third year running. They are considered the gold standard for sustainability and they are strict, with external audits, so they matter. Please don’t skip it. You’ll also find the official announcement from Ricoh South Africa in Thursday’s headlines. On Monday, Flint Group announced the publication of its Sustainability Report which you can download as a PDF. You will also find news from UPM and the Finnish Environment Institute on Wednesday.

News from Messe Düsseldorf in our drupa Newsroom this week, in both English and German, for drupa innovation park 2016: the heartbeat of innovation, where few areas at drupa 2016 (31 May to 10 June) will be so packed with innovations as Hall 7.0 — the home of the drupa innovation park in six themed areas. Please don’t miss it. 

There are new additions in Online Features Chapter 07 from Gallus; and from Adare with Esko; and also in the FESPA Newsroom for FESPA Eurasia which takes place from 10 – 13 December, in Istanbul.

News this week included pre-show announcements for WAN-IFRA and the World Publishing Conference in Hamburg, which opens its doors today, until Wednesday (5 – 7 October), with Kodak leading the headlines on Monday with its show focus, while Agfa Graphics provided more news on its showings on Thursday. There are pre-show announcements from Sawgrass for C!Print in Madrid this week; and Kornit Digital for ITMA in Milan in November. A couple related to InPrint in Munich in November also appear on Friday.

A large proportion of this week’s news obviously centred around Labelexpo which opened on Tuesday in Brussels. Gallus led the headlines on the opening day with the official global sales launch of its new DCS 340 digital press for the label printing market, followed by EFI with the first Jetrion 4950LX one-pass LED inkjet label press, and new Packaging Productivity Suite; Domino announced hybrid integration with AB Graphics’ Digicon 3; while MPS also launched its EF Symjet hybrid press integrated with Domino at the Brussels event; followed by HP Indigo, as it showcased a large number of portfolio advancements and continued customer adoption, which demonstrate growing digital market opportunity. Kodak led on Wednesday with its new high-performance Electra Max Thermal Plate which delivers improved performance, and at the same time helps reduce environmental impact; while Xeikon announced its new Fusion concept which it classes as a breakthrough technology, and Sun Chemical displayed new ink ran ges. But there’s so much more if you work through this week’s collection of 43 news items. I don’t have space to highlight them all.

There are numerous new developments (in addition to those announced at Labelexpo), including IFS with a new SmartSlitter from Horizon on Monday; and on Wednesday Ricoh launched an inline SquareBack booklet-making option in collaboration with Watkiss; also X-Rite on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Several key sales and installations include numerous recent successes for HP Indigo, which are included in its Labelexpo show announcement on Tuesday; then on Wednesday and beyond, Heidelberg UK with a Linoprint digital press and CTP at Pinstripe in Birmingham; SPGPrints at Adamtec in Spain; HP Indigo again at Lorge in France; more Linoprint digital from Heidelberg UK at Barclays in Leyton; Onyx software at KL Druck in Germany; and SPGPrints again at RAKO-Etiketten in Germany. We also have a number of Xeikon successes out of Labelexpo lined-up for this coming week.

As a tailender, don’t miss KBA, which led the headlines on Thursday with KBA Report No 47, available now to order or to download as a PDF in multiple languages from the link provided in the article. This latest issue showcases the relevance of print under the motto ‘Products, Practices, Perspectives’.

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

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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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 27,000 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 

From Monday 28 September

Mon 28 September…    Kodak to focus on ‘Sustained Efficiency’ at WAN-IFRA 2015
Company aims to take print market forward with revolutionary approach to efficiency improvement and waste reduction…

Flint Group publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Flint Group has today announced publication of its 2015 Sustainability Report which can be downloaded here…

250 years anniversary for Hubergroup next month
The earliest known printing ink manufacturer in Germany to celebrate its official anniversary celebrations in October…

IFS introduces new Horizon SmartSlitter

All-in-one smart sheet processing system that can slit, gutter cut, edge trim, cross-cut, perforate and crease in one pass…

Operative and 5 fifteen partner for ad sales solution
Publishers can now manage their digital and print businesses in a single, combined platform through a central hub…

Sawgrass at C!Print Madrid 2015 from 6 – 8 October
To present the VJ 628 system, the newest addition to Sawgrass’ line of Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems…

Tue 29 September…   
Global launch of the Gallus DCS 340 at Labelexpo Europe
Heidelberg announces the official global sales launch of the new DCS 340 digital press for the label printing market in Brussels…

EFI Jetrion LED fully inline label system at Labelexpo

EFI showcases first Jetrion 4950LX one-pass LED inkjet label press and new Packaging Productivity Suite in Brussels…

Domino launches N610i integration module at Labelexpo
Forming a digital hybrid solution based on its proven 7 colour digital label press, integrated with AB Graphics’ Digicon 3…

HP Indigo labels and packaging innovation at Labelexpo

HP showcases portfolio advancements and continued customer adoption, demonstrating growing digital market opportunity…

MPS partners with Domino for new EF Symjet hybrid press
MPS announces partnership with Domino for new EF Symjet hybrid press launched at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels…

Cerm inspires collaboration beyond MIS at Labelexpo

Launching new Quick Quote module, updates on digital shopfront Web4Labels and announcing new industry partnerships….

Sun Chemical showcases latest innovations in Brussels
Sun Chemical highlights commitment to labels and narrow web market with new products at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

SunJet showcases next generation inkjet at Labelexpo
The SunJet division of Sun Chemical presents its next generation single pass inkjet inks together with OEM partner Durst…

Labelexpo première for Evolution Series flexo proofer

Print Proof Solutions’ Evolution Series offline table-top wet flexo proofer débuts at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

Wed 30 September…  Kodak showcases Electra Max plate at Labelexpo Europe
New high-performance Electra Max thermal plate delivers maximum performance and helps reduce environmental impact…

The new Gallus DCS 340 and much more at Labelexpo 2015
Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels this week saw the global sales launch of the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label press and much more…

Xeikon announces Fusion: Breakthrough technology

High-end labels. One pass. One platform. All digital. In fully automated production at Labelexpo Europe 2015…

The BPIF to hold two colour seminars
BPIF launches Technical Compliance Certificate for Process Colour Management. Seminars on 15 October and 5 November…

UPM and the Finnish Environment Institute’s ecostudy
UPM and SYKE’s study on ecosystem services provides more insight into the environmental impacts of wood-based products…

Manroland FoldLine and FormerLine: Best-in-Class
Manroland Web Systems has successfully expanded its competencies at the digital printing finishing sector…

Watkiss powers Ricoh booklet making solution

Ricoh has launched an inline SquareBack booklet-making solution in collaboration with UK’s Watkiss Automation…

X-Rite releases new cloud-based version of ColorCert

Version 2.6 of ColorCert includes features that enhance quality while increasing flexibility and ease-of-use….

Pinstripe beefs up its digital, CTP and colour capabilities

The latest Pinstripe Print Group investment includes a Heidelberg Suprasetter 75 CTP device and Linoprint CV press…

Thu 01 October…   The new KBA Report No. 47 is out now!
Showcase for the relevance of print under the motto ‘Products, practices, perspectives’. Latest 52-page issue available now…

Ricoh listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Ricoh has been listed in the DJSI for the third year in a row with industry best score in four categories…

Image enhancement for cost-effective high-quality at WPE

Agfa Graphics announces new IntelliTune and OptiInk at the World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, Germany next week…

Esko partners with press manufacturer Comexi
Esko training and certification of Comexi staff to bring benchmark colour and flexo processes to Comexi customers…

Latest GMG software supports new FOGRA51/52 datasets
As a leading developer of high-end colour management software, GMG works closely with global standards organisations…

Xeikon CX3 Cheetah digital label press open for orders
Label printers worldwide give positive feedback on Xeikon CX3, which as of Labelexpo Europe this week is available to order…

SPGPrints DSI digital UV-inkjet press sale to Adamtec
Spanish label converter Adamtec invests in SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet press at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels…

Gallus collaborates with GEW for ultra-efficient UV curing
At Labelexpo, the Gallus ECS 340 is equipped with the latest UV system from GEW, based on its E2C technology…

Meech static control and web cleaning at Labelexpo
Meech showcases its complete static control and web cleaning ranges at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels…

X-Rite launches new industrial quality Light Booth
The Judge QC for effective evaluation of colour, improves quality control for textile, paint, plastics and packaging companies…

Fri 02 October…   Joint venture officially creates Flint Group Africa
Flint Group and Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems have announced the completion of their joint venture…

KBA attracted large crowds at Graph Expo 2015
Graphic arts decision-makers met with KBA executives, seeking its leading edge technology for all markets…

InPrint Online Registration to open in just a few days
Free InPrint Show Preview with Conference Programme and new White Paper on Growth Potential for Industrial Inkjet…

Mimaki flexes Industrial Print muscles for InPrint 2015

Market demand drives creative, productive and highly profitable portfolio developments for the Munich show next month…

Kornit to expand textile market reach at ITMA 2015
Kornit Digital to unveil new Vulcan system for addressable direct-to-garment market, including medium-to-long runs…

New HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press for Lorge
French label printing specialist, Lorge, enhances print quality and increase capacity with the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press…

Linoprint CP arrives at Barclay’s Print this week
Three years after buying its first digital press from Heidelberg, Barclay’s Print has returned for a Linoprint CP…

KL Druck boosts wide-format file processing with Onyx
New version of Onyx software helps company deliver on its targets of quality and productivity on 14 wide-format printers…

Third SPGPrints RotaLEN for RAKO-Etiketten
RAKO-Etiketten ramps up narrow-web rotary screen productivity with third SPGPrints RotaLEN laser engraver…

Lead article from last Friday and the previous update… 

Previous…   Epson launches four SureColor SC-P professional printers
New wide-format printers deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’ proofing…

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.

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.

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 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02

Previous…    Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…

Sep/Oct 2015 Chapter 07

Adare redefines flexible packaging with Esko’s Equinox
End-to-end optimisation and colour consistency ensure customer engagement and long-term growth in high quality flexo print…

The new Gallus DCS 340 and much more at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels this week saw the global sales launch of the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label press…

Previous…    ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino’s N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino’s N610i UV digital inkjet label press…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland
Allprint Design & Print Ltd has become the first company in Ireland to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Ricoh On Top
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 October

Previous…    Wheys & Means
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 September

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

drupa innovation park 2016: The heartbeat of innovation
Few areas at drupa 2016 will be so packed with innovations as Hall 7.0 – the home of the drupa innovation park. In six themed areas…

drupa innovation park 2016: Herzschlag der Innovationen
In wohl kaum einer anderen Messehalle wird die Innovationsdichte zur drupa 2016 so hoch sein, wie in Halle 7.0 – der Heimat des drupa innovation park…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

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

FESPA Eurasia exhibitors help industry stay one step ahead
FESPA Eurasia 2015 in Istanbul in December, will bring visitors the latest technologies and allow them to explore new markets and segments…

Previous…    FESPA China 2015 to host textile focused educational conference
FESPA has confirmed the line up for its educational conference at FESPA China 2015 at the new International Expo Centre, Shanghai…

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,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  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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Graphic Repro On-line News Review from 28 September 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog for Friday 25 September, which this week looks at the possibility of cows being used to produce bioplastics to replace polythene and be totally recyclable at the end of its new life. Not exactly cows working in factories, but at least by using a bi-product from one of their most important products while they are still very much alive and mooing, unlike leather goods and meat, Bovril and fertiliser additives which only happen during their afterlives. Just imagine how environmentally cool and friendly that could be!

With Labelexpo opening its doors in Brussels tomorrow until 2 October, and FachPack in Nuremberg until 1 October, and then with WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo in Hamburg just a week from now, you’ll understandably find quite a number of pre-show announcements again this week: from Xeikon and ThermoFlexX; Agfa Graphics (multiples), Toray, X-Rite, Xaar with a brand new product launch, Esko, Epson, Chili Publish, ColorGate, and PrintCity Alliance along with a number of its members for both events. You’ll also find Viscom-related announcements from Fujifilm with a new generation LED UV inkjet printer, and Sawgrass. Upcoming events also include FESPA China which takes place next month, and FESPA Digital and European Sign Expo in Amsterdam in March 2016. These are also in the FESPA Newsroom along with several o thers.

Key announcements this week include the finalisation of AIP’s acquisition of Goss International and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric, leading the news on Wednesday. Sappi joining the Save Food initiative on Monday; as well as Ricoh SA at Gartner ITxpo 2015 from 28 to 30 September in Cape Town, where Ricoh will showcase the Total South Africa success story. On Thursday, Xaar took the lead for the global launch announcement of its new and versatile inkjet Print Bar system at Labelexpo 2015. On Friday, Epson announced four new wide-format inkjet printers, designed to deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’ proofing. One of these is to make its debut at Labelexpo.

Major sales and installations this week were led by Heidelberg USA and an XL 75 Anicolor in Cleveland; Epson with Ireland’s first SurePress L-4033AW seven-colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option; and Spanish printer Graficas Varias, as it expands its digital portfolio with new HP Indigo WS6800 – all on Monday. Tuesday saw Springfield Solutions in the UK invest in its second Screen Truepress Jet L-350UV digital inkjet label press in just a year, and a very nice endorsement for Screen. On Wednesday, Finishline Print Finishers in the UKannounced that it has added a fully automated Muller Martini Pantera perfect binding line with Granit three-knife-trimmer; while York-based Inc Dot has added the latest generation Linoprint CP from Heidelberg to replace a three-year-old, previous generation machine.

On Thursday, Multi Packaging Solutions in Bristol heralds first UK installation of Domino’s 7-Colour N610i UV inkjet label press; CPM International announced that it is to install an HP Indigo 20000 this month for combined production and quality benefits and to take digital labels to next level; while Kustom Digital Print in Woodstock unveiled the first Xerox Versant 80 digital colour press in Cape Town, South Africa.

Key announcements this week also came from Global Graphics on Tuesday, for the Inkjet Conference in Neuss on 7 October; Manroland Web Systems on Wednesday; and from Heidelberg USA on Thursday out of Graph Expo, and also on Friday as well.

The tailender goes to the BPIF in Friday’s headlines, as it calls for further input on new standards. In March the Federation announced an employer led submission to develop new standards, in what is hoped will become an apprenticeship trailblazer for future generations in print. Please take a look. Maybe you can also contribute.

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

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 27,000 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 

From Monday 21 September

Mon 21 September…    Sappi joins Save Food initiative to help fight food waste
At the start of June 2015, Sappi Speciality Papers became a member of the Save Food initiative…

Ricoh SA sponsors Gartner ITxpo 2015 in Cape Town
At Gartner ITxpo 2015 from 28 to 30 September in Cape Town, Ricoh to showcase Total South Africa success story…

ThermoFlexX global launch at Labelexpo Europe 2015
The new ThermoFlexX 48 digital plate imager will be demonstrated on the Xeikon stand in continuous production…

FESPA Digital 2016: Printers assemble!

FESPA invites printers to ‘Become a Digital Print Hero’ at the 10th anniversary Digital event in Amsterdam from 8 – 11 March 2016…

Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor cited an absolute winner

Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor press helps Jakprints in Cleveland, Ohio attract a creative crowd and more…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland

First to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press for Graficas Varias

Spanish printer Graficas Varias in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Barcelona expands digital portfolio with new HP Indigo press…

Tue 22 September…   
Springfield endorses Screen for second Truepress Jet buy
Springfield Solutions in Hull invests in its second Screen Truepress Jet L-350UV digital label press in just a year…

Global invites manufacturers to join research programme
Global Graphics shares advances in high-speed inkjet quality at the inkjet conference in Neuss / Düsseldorf…

QuarkXPress 2015: Special $99 subs offer to Fonts.com
There are just nine days left to take advantage of this incredible offer to save over $450 to access more than 9,000 fonts…

Become a Sign Hero at European Sign Expo 2016

Sign enthusiasts can soar toward European Sign Expo 2016 and Become a Sign Hero at the RAI Amsterdam, 8 – 11 March…

New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers

At WPE 2015 in Hamburg, Agfa Graphics will show the very latest in newspaper prepress workflows: Arkitex Production…

Toray Making Print More Competitive at WPE 2015
Waterless Printing takes centre stage with Toray at WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2015, from 5 – 7 October…

Mamo Digifust 6080 now available from Watkiss
Watkiss Automation Sales releases new digital flatbed cutting machine for packaging, point of sale and display…

Wed 23 September…  AIP finalises acquisition of Goss International
American Industrial Partners acquires Goss International and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric…

The Manroland Store – The 24 Hour Savings Tool

Add a higher press performance to your shopping cart…

X-Rite colour management solutions at Labelexpo Europe
Company to highlight new products, promotions and educational opportunities for printers and label converters…

Attiro VHS global debut at World Publishing Expo 2015
Agfa Graphics launches Attiro VHS, the top-speed clean-out unit for chemistry-free violet plates…

Agfa Graphics expands load capacity of Advantage N
Advantage N platesetters for newspapers offer the widest choice in terms of speed and optional degrees of automation…

Inc Dot moves to second generation digital colour
York-based Inc Dot replacing three year old Linoprint with latest generation Linoprint CP from Heidelberg…

Finishline Print Finishers invests in Pantera
Also equipped for longer runs at high speed with the fully automated Muller Martini Pantera perfect binding line…

Thu 24 September…   New, versatile Xaar Print Bar System launch at Labelexpo
Global launch of versatile inkjet Print Bar system at Labelexpo 2015 strengthens Xaar’s leadership in label market…

MPS first in UK with Domino N610i UV label press

Multi Packaging Solutions in Bristol heralds first UK installation of Domino’s 7-Colour N610i UV inkjet label press…

CPM International to install HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press
CPM to install an HP Indigo 20000 this month for combined production and quality benefits and to take digital labels to next level…

Kustom first in Cape Town with Xerox Versant 80

Kustom Digital Print in Woodstock unveils the first Xerox Versant 80 digital colour press in Cape Town, South Africa…

Resounding success for Heidelberg Promatrix at Graph Expo
Successful debut for Heidelberg’s Promatrix die-cutter at Graph Expo; plus Easymatrix and Gluer with special bundle pricing…

Fujifilm’s Acuity LED 1600 II for European debut at Viscom
Fujifilm’s new LED UV inkjet printer, the Acuity LED 1600 II featuring improved productivity to debut at Viscom Paris…

Sawgrass to showcase sublimation at Viscom 2015 shows

Company preparing to showcase exciting portfolio of dye sublimation and digital product decorating solutions…

Fri 25 September…   Epson launches four SureColor SC-P professional printers
New wide-format printers deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’ proofing…

BPIF calls for further industry input on new standards
In March the BPIF announced the employer led submission to develop new standards in apprenticeship trailblazer…

Heidelberg USA’s marketing strategy proves a success
Heidelberg’s strategy to provide integrated customer solutions through specialised 1:1 engagement proves to be highly successful…

New features for Eversify at World Publishing Expo 2015
Agfa Graphics brings its extensive automation expertise to mobile publishing with Eversify’s added functionality…

Esko HD Letterpress: First worldwide demo at Labelexpo Europe
Esko introduces HD Letterpress to increase store shelf impact of metal and plastic cans at Labelexpo in Brussels…

Epson SureColor SC-P7000V European debut at Labelexpo

New 610mm wide-gamut printer delivers performance and quality for ‘brand-level’ packaging and label proofing applications…

CHILI Publish with leading solutions providers at Labelexpo
CHILI Publisher’s robust API’s enable new integrations that service the label and packaging industry and beyond…

ColorGATE to present Rapid Spectro Cube in Brussels
At Labelexpo, ColorGATE will present the Rapid Spectro Cube for fast colour measurement and profiling…

The PrintCity Alliance at FachPack and Labelexpo

High-quality labels and packaging with a strong feel, from co-operating Alliance members at both events…

Lead article from last Friday and previous update… 

Previous…   Labelexpo Europe spotlight on technology of tomorrow
Visitors to Labelexpo Europe will be able to discover the label and packaging technology of tomorrow at this year’s show…

FINAT to answer all the questions at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Full team will be on site to share knowledge and expertise on stand A31, in Hall 11 at Brussels Expo in Belgium…

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.

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.

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 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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.

Technology-related 2015 Chapter 02

Previous…    Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…

Sep/Oct 2015 Chapter 07

Previous…    ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino’s N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino’s N610i UV digital inkjet label press…

Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland
Allprint Design & Print Ltd has become the first company in Ireland to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

Wheys & Means
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 September

Previous…    LED Curing Takes Another Step Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 September

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Previous…    drupa World Tour starts in September:
Over 40 drupa events on all five continents, resulting in around 440,000 flight kilometres on business for drupa…

drupa World Tour startet im September:
Über 40 drupa-events auf allen fünf Kontinenten. Rund 440.000 Flugkilometer im Einsatz für die drupa…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

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

FESPA China 2015 to host textile focused educational conference

FESPA has confirmed the line up for its educational conference at FESPA China 2015 at the new International Expo Centre, Shanghai…

FESPA appoints Canagraf as Mexican Associate Member
Mexican graphic arts trade association Canagraf has been accepted as FESPA’s National Association for Mexico…

Siotec rebrands as FESPA Italia Associazione
Italian member Siotec adopts the FESPA Association brand to affirm its link and sets out future plans…

Become a Sign Hero at European Sign Expo 2016
Sign enthusiasts can soar toward European Sign Expo 2016 and Become a Sign Hero at the RAI Amsterdam, 8 – 11 March 2016…

Previous…    FESPA Digital 2016: Printers assemble!
FESPA invites printers to ‘Become a Digital Print Hero’ at the 10th anniversary Digital event in Amsterdam from 8 – 11 March 2016…

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,  HP Graphic Solutions,  Kodak,  Koenig + Bauer AG,  Kemtek Imaging Systems,  Krause-Biagosch,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung,   Manroland Web Systems GmbH,  Muller Martini AG,  POLAR-Mohr, QuadTech Inc,  Quark Inc,  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.

Our Website urls are:

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

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

Labelexpo europe 2015

Graphic Repro On-line News from 24 August 2015

Welcome to another roundup of news highlights and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog on Saturday 22 August, which this week examines the often tedious business of recyclability. There are also a couple of updates for FESPA Eurasia in our FESPA Newsroom, but no other feature articles this week, which has been rather slow to say the least, when it comes to news volume, or distinct lack of it, due to the European holiday season, to the point where it dried up completely on Friday.

I shall let you browse the news this week. You will find several mentions for Graph Expo in Chicago, one for FachPack in Nuremberg, several for Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, and one for IFRA India in Mumbai, all of which take place later next month, together with a selection of notable recent orders and installations, ending on Friday with Copy Express, one of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops, as it launches an ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion from its Bellville, Cape Town headquarters.

That’s all until next time.

My best regards,

Mike Hilton

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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 27,000 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 

From Monday 17 August

Mon 17 August…    Goss product and customer innovation at Graph Expo 2015
Full range of Goss products and support services together with updates on partner solutions and latest projects in the U.S…

Agfa LM inks and personalised Belgian beer
Belgian brewery prints directly onto PET bottles and adds augmented reality to support popular TV show…

ThermoFlexX debut at Labelexpo Europe 2015

ThermoFlexX plans to use Labelexpo to unveil recently developed features and improvements on new digital flexo plate imager…

Flint Group Narrow Web at Labelexpo Europe
The exhibit will have many attractions to enable visitors to ‘Discover New Possibilities’ in narrow web label and packaging…

Buxton Press follows press orders with new Stahlfolder

Buxton Press returns to Heidelberg for Stahlfolder KH 82 to meet the increasing demands of postpress requirements…

Tue 18 August…   FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

Scodix and Compact Foilers plan digital foiling module

Scodix and Compact Foilers announce agreement that will deliver best-in-class digital foiler to the market at Graph Expo 2015…

X-Rite donation supports work of the DFTA
X-Rite eXact Advanced Scan and Ci64 facilitate better colour measurements at the German Flexo Industry Association…

New Manroland R 710 HiPrint for RLC Leunisman
RLC Packaging highlights beauty and healthcare at Leunisman with new 16-unit Roland sheetfed includes foiling and coating…

PJ Print receives POLAR jogger at a sprint
PJ Print is impressed by the response of HeidelbergUK which managed to supply it with a new jogger within just a week…

Wed 19 August…  Manroland Euroman: A bestseller in Brazil
The Euroman combines efficiency, flexibility, and productivity while maintaining high quality and cutting-edge technology…

All Packaging’s countdown to new KBA Rapida in Utah
All Packaging’s newly-acquired Utah facility expands growth with highly-automated KBA Rapida 105 six-colour press…

Core Image switches to thermal CTP with Heidelberg
Glasgow printer Core Image has switched from a visible light Prosetter to a thermal Suprasetter from Heidelberg UK…

InterTech Award winning ORIS CxF live at Graph Expo
State-of-the-art software embeds critical brand colour information into PDF/X files for accuracy along the supply chain…

SAi Launches Flexi 12 with new tools
Streamlined portfolio for signmakers and wide-format businesses offers more versatility and features at lower cost…

Thu 20 August…   Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015
Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

QuadTech at WAN IFRA India 2015 in September
QuadTech to present solutions to improve all aspects of newspaper printing at BombayConvention & ExhibitionCenter in Mumbai…

Techkon to debut new SpectroJet at Labelexpo 2015

Techkon to unveil new SpectroJet with LED technology at Labelexpo, the first scan-spectrophotometer on the market…

The PrintCity Alliance at FachPack 2015 end September
Members of the PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting on a joint stand at this year’s FachPack in Nuremberg from 29 September – 1 October…

Sign & Digital UK – 2016 Website goes live
Following a hugely successful show earlier this year, Sign & Digital UK has launched its new look Website for the 2016 edition…

Fri 21 August…   Copy Express announces franchise expansion in the Cape
One of the Cape’s fastest-growing full service print and copy shops launches ambitious Xerox-driven franchise expansion…

Impact Innovations’ new KBA Flexotecnica flexo press
‘Made in the USA’ theme announces job creation and growth with Impact’s first central impression EVO XG ten-colour flexo press…

Lead articles on Friday 24 July from previous update… 

Previous…   Kodak and Guiton: Digital newspapers in Jersey and Guernsey
Kodak Stream inkjet technology creates a more flexible business model for the future of the newspaper industry in the Channel Islands…

Manroland Web Systems and Ultimate in co-development
Manroland Web announces intelligent ‘Imposer’: The first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing…

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.

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.

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 – 2015
There were again well over 90 last year, including nine downloads, as well as 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 2015 Chapter 01

Previous…    UK Printing – The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing – the facts and figures educational flyer…

July/Aug 2015 Chapter 06

Previous…    Esko Kongsberg XN22 and Automation Engine create best performing division
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blog 2015

The Recyclability of Everything
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 22 August

Previous…    Noodles in the News
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 August

Drupa Newsroom
Our Drupa Newsroom with news from Messe Düsseldorf and for Drupa 2016 can be found in the Index, as well as via the special Newsroom button on the right of the Home Page near the top.

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

Most recent…    drupa cube: innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
Bridging the gap between print professionals and their creative agency, marketing and brand owner clients across a variety of vertical markets…

drupa cube: Innovatives Konferenzprogramm zur drupa 2016
Print schlägt die Brücke zwischen Kreativagenturen, Marketiers, Brandownern und vertikalen Märkten…

drupa 2016 Expert Articles series

Previous…    Inkjet – state of the art or sci-fi fantasy print?
Touch the future. drupa expert Article no 3, August 2015, by Sean Smyth, a consultant and journalist and technical editor of Digital Labels & Packaging magazine in the UK…

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

Exhibitors double space for FESPA Eurasia 2015

Following the success of FESPA Eurasia 2014, 52 per cent of exhibitors at FESPA Eurasia 2015 have increased their stand size…

FESPA Eurasia 2015 visitor registration open
Online visitor registration is now available for the leading wide-format print event, FESPA Eurasia 2015…

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