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Heideldruck’s new digital strategy should enable to take the lead transformation the print industry business successfully. Photos: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

 

Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 19 May 2017

Welcome to this week’s news roundup of 30 selected articles, plus Laurel Brunner’s two latest Verdigris Blogs: a post-Fespa bonus published on Wednesday, and the usual Friday blog, which touches on the environmental strides made in prepress and with printing plates in particular, citing Agfa Graphics’ examples. An article in our news on Tuesday from Fujifilm and Kemtek South Africa can also be linked to this, as it expands the second half of Laurel’s blog from a Fujifilm and Kemtek Imaging Systems’ perspective, with notable achievements in South Africa.

We have three Online Features in Chapter 05 for you: from Esko, as K+D´s Swiss passion for precision and Esko´s Equinox ensure a perfect colour match for its pharmaceutical packaging customers. Then from Durst which is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130, as Schumacher Packaging in Germany becomes its field test partner; and the third from the BPIF with Printing Outlook for Q1, which reports a better than expected start to 2017 for printing and packaging with output growth set to continue in Q2, but with costs climbing.

The lead news items come with the intro from the BPIF on Monday for the latest issue of Printing Outlook; then on Tuesday from Heidelberg as it partners with Steinemann in an agreement to co-operate on marketing Steinemann’s digital print finishing systems. 

 


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Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Heideldruck. Photo: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

‘We have already been providing our customers with an integrated offering covering all manufacturers for many years with the Saphira products. We want to expand this approach to our customers’ entire value chain. With our global sales and service network in combination with Prinect, we offer interested companies the ideal platform with which they can easily integrate their portfolio. In the future we want to increasingly offer our customers a combined value proposition comprising equipment, service, and consumables, something that no other provider is able to do, and in this way further enhance our competitiveness and that of our customers,’ says Dr. Ulrich Hermann, member of the management board responsible for Digital Business & Services at Heidelberg.


 

Wednesday saw UPM and the FSC announce a global strategic partnership which aims to deliver benefits to forest owners through FSC certification, and to increase FSC-certified wood supply.

Thursday’s headlines were led by Manroland Web Systems at Druck Styria in Graz, Austria, which has signed a contract with a total order value of 16 million Euros. This includes a new Colorman e:line newspaper press, and also provides MD Alexander Wassermann with the opportunity to update us on Manroland Web’s progress, and the new independent production company, Manroland Web Produktionsgesellschaft, now also part of the Possehl group.

 


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Other recent sales and installations successes include Friday’s leader from Esko at K+D in Switzerland; followed by Mimeo and its one-billion impressions success with a fleet of Kodak NexPress machines. We’ve already mentioned Kemtek, Fujiflm and ZAC above. The customers included in this article are Northern Keoagile Printers in Newlands, and Blesston Printers in Roodepoort, both close to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Tuesday we had the Durst flagship Delta SPC 130 system at Schumacher Packaging, as Durst’s field test partner in the packaging segment. This is followed by a new KBA Rapida 106 12-colour press at Canadian Bank Note in Ottawa. On Thursday, we had Bakergoodchild in Birmingham adding a Renz punching system; and lastly, Historika in Switzerland planning to upgrade to print high-quality graphics up to four times faster, using EFI’s new Vutek hybrid roll/flatbed LX3 Pro wide-format LED inkjet printer.

You’ll find post-Interpack and post-FESPA news this week from EyeC, Esko, Neschen and Mimaki, Xaar and Zünd, along with a number of prestigious EDP Awards presented during a ceremony at FESPA to Esko, Kodak, Agfa, Domino and KAMA; and with more announcements still arriving for inclusion in next week’s news.

The tailender this week goes to Ricoh South Africa (Wednesday) as it is set to embrace modern operations methods and move from Bedfordview to Linbro Business Park, near Sandton, Johannesburg on 26 May 2017, from where it will be closer to its key customer base.

 

You’ll find so much more if you scroll down carefully. Until next time.

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 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 15 May – date published also appears in article footline

Monday
BPIF Printing Outlook for Q1 2017 now available
A better than expected start to 2017 for printing and packaging – output growth to continue in Q2 but costs are climbing

Fujifilm and Kemtek keeping platemaking clean and simple
Fujifilm’s low chemistry thermal CTP plates with ZAC processors can achieve up to a massive 80% reduction in chemistry…

Esko gains two EDP Awards 2017 at FESPA
Esko receives two EDP Awards for technological innovation…

Kodak has won a 2017 EDP Award with NexPress
Kodak has won a EDP Award 2017 for the Kodak NexPress ZX3900 Digital Production Colour Press…

Agfa Graphics’ UV LED inks chosen for EDP Award
European Digital Press Association (EDP) rewards UV LED inks from Agfa Graphics during FESPA 2017 in Hamburg…

Domino wins 2017 EDP Award for Book Printing
For the second year running, Domino Digital Printing Solutions has won an award at the EDP Association Awards…

Tuesday
Heidelberg partners with Steinemann for print finishing
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Steinemann Technology agree to co-operate on marketing print finishing systems…

EyeC yields extremely positive results after Interpack
EyeC’s ProofRunner Carton Pre-Feeder and off-line EyeC Proofiler 1200 DT inspection system were shown at the show…

Esko introduces new, integrated platform for brands
Esko and MediaBeacon release fully integrated software for packaging and marketing digital asset management…

Esko Studio to include 3D real-time rendering
Esko announces Luxion KeyShot integration with Esko Studio for photo-realistic rendering of packaging…

Schumacher Packaging turns to Durst single-pass technology
Durst is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130, as Schumacher Packaging becomes its field test partner…

Fourth KBA press for high quality, secure identity products
KBA and the new Rapida 106 12-colour press solidify strong partnership with Canadian Bank Note in Ottawa…

Wednesday
UPM and FSC announce a global strategic partnership
Aims to deliver benefits to forest owners through FSC certification and to increase FSC-certified wood supply…

Heidelberg is becoming a preferred industry partner
Heidelberg further expands as a solution provider and is becoming a preferred industry platform for partner companies…

Ricoh SA embraces modern operations with new premises
Ricoh SA will move from Bedfordview to Linbro Business Park, near Sandton, Johannesburg on 26 May 2017…

The Xaar 502 GS15O printhead at Interpack 2017
The xaar 502 inkjet printhead made its mark at Interpack…

FFEI to launch ‘Printbar Uncovered’ at Labelexpo
To enable original equipment manufacturers to bring the value of inkjet embellishment to customers…

New Horizon StitchLiner and Perfect Binder from IFS
IFS will unveil the Horizon StitchLiner Mark III and the Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder at IPEX at the NEC in October…

Thursday
Major order for Manroland Web Systems
Druck Styria in Graz, Austria and Manroland Web Systems sign a contract with a total order value of 16 million Euros…

KAMA wins ‘best folding carton solution’ EDP Award 2017
KAMA wins the ‘best folding carton solution’ EDP Award 2017 for its newly developed FF 52i folder gluer…

Zünd delighted with FESPA 2017 in Hamburg
Outstanding performance of latest routing solution and coveted EDP Award for ‘Best digital cutting system’…

New hot and cold Neschen laminator debuts at FESPA
Two in one hybrid laminator for hot and cold applications ‘Made by Neschen’ debuted at FESPA 2017 in Hamburg…

Bakergoodchild chooses Renz AP360 punching system
The privately-owned Birmingham mail, print and postal services provider adds to its quality service with Renz…

Historika to upgrade to EFI Vutek LX3 Pro LED
Historika to upgrade to print high-quality graphics up to four times faster using new hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer…

Friday
K+D´s Swiss passion for precision leads to Equinox
For the benefit of the pharma customer, K+D´s passion and Esko´s Equinox ensure a perfect colour match…

Mimeo: Over one billion impressions and counting
Mimeo’s fleet of Kodak NexPress digital production colour presses powers new approach to high-value content…

Food for Thought, from Ricoh South Africa
Commercial printers can grow profits through automation and a wider product offering. By Frank de Afonseca…

FESPA 2017 a thrilling success for Mimaki Europe
At FESPA in Hamburg, Mimaki was recognised with prestigious awards and closed its first sale of the Tiger-1800B…

Zund UK becomes a subsidiary of Zünd Systemtechnik
Zünd Systemtechnik AG has acquired Zund Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd. in St. Albans, Hertfordshire…

Rotoflex moves manufacturing to Canada
Continued sales growth over several years has led to the expansion of its Canadian facility near Toronto…

The lead articles from a week last Friday… 

Kodak reports its First Quarter 2017 results
Kodak reports Q1 net earnings of $7 million with continued growth in key product areas of Sonora, Flexcel and Prosper businesses…

FESPA 2018 global print expo heads to Berlin
FESPA announces dates for 2018 global print expo, Berlin, Germany from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 May 2018…

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

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG  (Heidelberg), The world’s largest printing press manufacturer for the industry worldwide. Visit the Heidelberg Website for more information.

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

Online Feature articles 2014 – 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.

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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 May/Jun Chapter 05

K+D´s Swiss passion for precision leads to Equinox
For the benefit of the pharma customer, K+D´s passion and Esko´s Equinox ensure a perfect colour match…

Schumacher Packaging turns to Durst single-pass technology
Durst is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130, as Schumacher Packaging becomes its field test partner…

BPIF Printing Outlook for Q1 2017 available
A better than expected start to 2017 for printing and packaging – output growth to continue in Q2 but costs are climbing…

Previous…  
Well-attended symposium at KBA-Sheetfed in Radebeul
Updates for print professionals interested in the future-oriented LED-UV technology underlines the leading role of KBA-Sheetfed in the field of LED-UV…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Printing Plates Progress
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 May

Fespa & Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Wed 17 May

Previous…  
Eco Labels
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 May

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 26   How Does Direct to Garment (DtG) Printing Work?
Direct-to-garment printing, or DtG, is one of the buzzwords we are starting to hear more and more often in wide format circles… By Sophie Matthews-Paul

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… but you must scroll down to view each Chapter and its content when you visit the Newsroom

News from Messe Düsseldorf 2017

drupa 2020 invites exhibitors from all over the world
Kick-off for no. 1 printing technologies event / Highlight topics showcase the industry’s innovative force / New key visual ’embrace the future’…

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,  Drupa 2020,  Esko,   Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Kemtek Imaging SystemsLeonhard Kurz Stiftung, Ricoh Europe, and Sappi Limited 
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:

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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.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 to Friday 27 January 2017

Welcome to this week’s news roundup of yet another 20 of the best received during the past seven days and a new addition in Online Features from Ricoh South Africa’s Vaughan Patterson explaining how print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible, such as with printed electronics in consumer publications.


Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story — Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. One such way is through printed circuits. Brands can literally print an electronic circuit in a magazine for a novel form of advertising. There are examples of outdoorsy brands that have printed torches so people can rip a page from a magazine and light up the trail. It’s gimmicky but it’s novel and stands out like a lighthouse on a remote and storm-tossed shoreline to paraphrase bad novels.” Vaughan Patterson, Ricoh South Africa.

As for the news itself. It really is a diverse smorgasbord, ranging from upcoming events in the UK and Germany, to the FINAT calendar for 2017, with post-event news from the USA and Germany, as well several recent installations from a handful of manufacturers and suppliers of both hardware and software, including Domino with digital print in the UK; Hybrid Software in Sweden, Technotrans in the UK, IFS with Horizon also in the UK; Ricoh Europe with high-speed inkjet in Germany; Mark Andy narrow web in the USA; and HP Indigo in Spain.
Key news of the week came from EFI, leading the headlines on Thursday with its Q4 and Full Year 2016 preliminary results which saw some impressive record numbers; and then from EFI again on Friday as Rosemany Monaco presented her EFI Connect overview from the Las Vegas event of a week or so ago, neatly summing up its main focus and theme with CEO Guy Gecht, as well as Gecht’s ‘Fireside Chats’ with Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox; and with Joel Quadracci, CEO of Quad Graphics.
On Tuesday, Canon announced that it has become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan; while on Thursday, POLAR announced that it plans a number of special gifts for customers who place orders throughout this year, to mark its 111th Anniversary.

The tailender this week goes to Duplo (Monday) as printers are invited to get ‘hands-on’ with latest products and innovations at an inspirational new showcase event set to take place at its headquarters in Surrey, UK, on 15 and 16 February.

That’s it until next time. If you scroll down carefully I’m sure you’ll find something of interest as there’s several I haven’t included above.
My best regards,

Mike Hilton



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

Week beginning Mon 23 January – publication date is in each footline.

Monday
Domino at Label & Print 2017 at the NEC in March
Domino Digital Printing Solutions to exhibit vibrant range of digitally textured labels at Label & Print 2017…

Duplo invites you to get hands-on in February
Printers are being invited to get ‘hands-on’ with latest products and innovations at an inspirational new showcase event…

Swedish College to teach students Hybrid PACKZ
Hybrid Software PACKZ keeps Swedish students at the forefront of packaging technology at Brobygrafiska College in Sunne…

Falkland installs its first central cooling device
Falkland Press to use Technotrans exterior central cooling system to minimise waste heat from press’ ancillary cabinets…

Tuesday
The FINAT label industry’s 2017 calendar
2017 looks like being a busy year for events for the international labelling association, FINAT…

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019
Canon has renewed its contract and become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan…

Clinical Print Finishers invests in B2 Folding
IFS-supplied Horizon AFC566F folding machine supports flexible service delivery at Leicester trade house…

Walter Digital chooses Ricoh Pro VC60000
The Stuttgart firm has invested in a Ricoh Pro VC60000 inkjet press to increase efficiency and productivity…

Wednesday
Technotrans pumps up the volume on cooling for digital
Chilling for digital printing with the Omega and smart.chiller products will be one of the key issues at PrintWeekLive! In Coventry in March…

Sun Chemical partners with DSS for anti-counterfeiting
Sun Chemical partners with Document Security Systems to cross market and sell brand protection technology…

AVT SpectraLab II now X-Rite XRGA compliant
SpectraLab II, AVT’s latest in-line spectral measurement solution now certified as X-Rite XRGA compliant…

Flint Centre of Technical Excellence adds new flexo press
Flint Group Narrow Web finalises investment in a state-of-the-art Mark Andy flexo press at its Rogers, Minnesota, facility…

Thursday
EFI reports record Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2016 results
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December, 2016…

POLAR anniversary machines to celebrate 111th birthday
Looking back with pride on its success story, the company plans to thank its customers with exclusive gifts…

GMG announces a new release of GMG OpenColor
New GMG OpenColor now provides innovative GMG colour separation technology for Adobe Photoshop and PACKZ…

Enplater acquires its second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press
Spanish converter Enplater acquires second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press reinforcing its leadership in food packaging…

Friday
Real and Artificial Intelligence: Guy Gecht at Connect
Using both to gain profit-building efficiencies. An overview of EFI Connect 2017, 17 – 20 January in Las Vegas by Rosemary Monaco…

SPGPrints reflects on a positive Heimtextil 2017
Excitement for SPGPrints’ new 3200mm-wide Javelin and 700mm-wide Pike home deco printers at Heimtextil 2017 earlier this month…

TRESU Group at ICE Europe in Munich from 21 – 23 March
TRESU to exhibit its flexo ancillary programme for optimised flow control at ICE Europe 2017 in Munich…

SoOPAK unveils its new customer-friendly Website
The leading short-run packaging specialist launches ‘our box, your success’ tagline and revamped Website to emphasise being the best online packaging solution provider in North America…

The lead articles from a week last Friday… 

Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017 in Lucerne
Ricoh to focus on end-to-end workflow with Ricoh Pro VC60000; and Pro C9100 at Hunkeler Innovationdays from 20 – 23 February…

Premier boosts productivity with Promatrix 106 CS
Premier Folding Carton in Cincinnati reaping the benefits of Heidelberg’s Promatrix 106 CS die-cutting machine…

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, 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.

Online Features Jan/Feb Chapter 03

Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story
Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. By Vaughan Patterson, Ricoh SA…

Previous…   
Improving colour across suppliers
Colour is an integral part of every product we see and touch, and it elicits an emotional response. By Shoshana Burgett, director of corporate strategy for X-Rite Pantone…

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2017

Previous…   
Trumping the Paris Agreement
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 Jan

Technology Guides – from Digital Dots

Technology Guides for Wild Format 2016 – 2017
This is the brand new series for 2016 – 2017. The first 18 can now be found in this special section in the Index on our Website Home Page. All have illustrated PDFs to download.

No 19 – Installation Basics for Wide Format Projects
Have you ever heard that print is dead? Well, if you have, I’m sure you disagree, especially when we look at the development of digitally printed options. By Paul Lindström

No 18 – Machine Head
Investing in the right wide format equipment is paramount for any digital print provider. With options more diversified than ever, just how do you find out which machine will really rock your shop? 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 2016 – 2017

Previous…   
Messe Düsseldorf to reconstruct Southern Section
Plans for the reconstruction of the South Entrance and Halls 1 + 2 in a EUR 140m investment approved for completion in 2019…

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 Systems,  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung, Manroland Web Systems GmbH, Ricoh Europe, Sappi Limited 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

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Graphic Repro On-line News Review to Friday 05 February 2016

Welcome to another week of news highlights which has seen 45 articles go online since last Monday, including new additions to our FESPA and drupa Newsrooms, and Laurel Brunner’s Verdigris Blog from last Monday. 

Major announcements this week include Xerox poised to separate into two public companies in a major structural review in Monday’s headlines, along with its latest figures for Q4 and 2015. These were carried over from Saturday a week ago’s late additions, together with Andreas Weber’s take on the announcement. Tuesday’s headlines were led by UPM-Kymmene’s extremely positive Interim Report for Q4 and 2015.

Wednesday saw this week’s most impressive order for Screen highlighted, as Screen accelerates its expansion into the Chinese digital press market with an order for no less than eight Truepress Jet520HD high-speed inkjet presses; while Heidelberg UK announces the appointment of a new Finance Director, succeeding Roderich Kirschenlohr who has returned to Germany, but remains within the Heidelberg Group.

On Thursday Ricoh South Africa took the lead, as it announces that it has extended its South African marketing programme by including digital channels that feed an analytics system. The system includes digital content marketing that includes blogs, social media channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, automated e-mail newsletters, as well as an engagement tracking and escalation system linked to its customer relationship management (CRM) tool, with ties to the sales and marketing teams. Esti Kilian, newly appointed GM of marketing operations, explains more in the article below. Thursday also saw a new key appointment within UPM, as Winfried Schaur is appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America.

Friday saw drupa 2016 take the lead once more, as it announces its primary partner for development and delivery of innovative content for the drupa cube 2016, as international innovation firm The Medici Group, and its founder and CEO Frans Johansson, who are set to spur out-of-the-box thinking throughout the duration of the show.

Johansson caused somewhat of a furore with his 2004 book ‘The Medici Effect’, and since then has been ‘the’ go-to expert for the concepts of thinking and acting outside fixed limits and the “out-of-the-box principle”. Worldwide brands such as American Express, IBM, Nike, Volvo and The Walt Disney Company have already drawn on the strategic expertise of The Medici Group. Now drupa 2016 will do the same in drupa cube.

‘With The Medici Group, we have precisely the right partner at our side for drupa cube. A consistent approach to change management is absolutely necessary to master the challenges in the print, packaging and media sectors,’ said Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa, ‘and we are extremely pleased that we will be presenting a high quality and clearly structured programme that will appeal both to the print and media industry, as well as to web agencies, brands and print buyers, with The Medici Group and other impressive thought leaders at its core.’

More outstanding recent sales and installations this week include Imprimerie de l’Avesnois in France on Friday, as it commissions a Kodak Prosper 6000C high-speed inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems. You’ll also find more this week from KBA in Japan and North America; CHILI Publish in North America; IFS with Horizon; and Edale in the UK, Heidelberg in the USA; and lastly from Fujifilm in the UK with more inkjet.

New kit this week is led by Canon on Tuesday, as it announced the global launch of the new Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers. Also on Tuesday, System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control. On Thursday KBA also returned with its new TouchTronic user interface.

A tailender for you this week from FINAT on Thursday, as it lists its key labelling community activity events for 2016, comprising ts Labelling Competition, Technical Seminars, Webinars Series’, Young Managers Congress, European Label Forum, and much more.

There’s a lot more for you to explore below if you scroll down carefully.

I’ll be back next week around the same time.

With 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

Mon 01 Feb…   Xerox to separate into two market-leading Public Companies
Following completion of a comprehensive structural review, Xerox separation expected to be complete by the end of 2016…

Xerox reports Fourth-Quarter 2015 earnings
Strong earnings and cash flow as a result of continuous focus on productivity and business model optimisation…

Xerox: no risk – no fun!

During the last three years Xerox was not able to speed up its premium graphic communications business. My take: by Andreas Weber…

Hybrid Software teams up with Think Laboratory
Hybrid Software teams with key global player in gravure, Think Laboratory, in worldwide OEM deal…

Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distributorship
Screen expands Schneidler Grafiska distribution portfolio with Truepress Jet digital label press for Scandinavia…

Sign & Digital UK 2016 third year of growth
Show size has increased by 33 per cent since 2013 with a further 10 per cent growth expected for 2016…

Verotec enhances its digital printing capability
New high performance Mimaki UJF-6042 UV curing LED digital inkjet printer is extremely versatile…

Tue 02 Feb…   UPM-Kymmene Corporation Interim Report for Q4/2015
Interim report Q4/2015: UPM finished 2015 with a strong quarter, while growth projects deliver earnings…

Canon launches Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbeds
Canon Europe announces global launch of the Océ Arizona 1200 Series of UV flatbed printers for unrivalled quality and versatility…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b from 31 May – 10 June

Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Two Rapida 106 presses with LED-UV at Tosho Printing

Japanese print firm enhances productivity with KBA LED-UV…

Fineline chooses CHILI publisher for Finelink 2.0
CHILI enables marketing service provider to keep pace with client’s demands for its print procurement platform…

KBA customers embrace System Brunner’s Instrument Flight
System Brunner’s Instrument Flight colour control software with KBA Inline QualiTronic Color Control…

Wed 03 Feb…   
CNPIEC Digital Printing orders eight Truepress Jets
Screen accelerates expansion into Chinese digital press market with order for eight Truepress Jet520HD presses…

Heidelberg UK appoints new finance director
Simon Gamble has joined Heidelberg UK as finance director and is impressed by company’s positive approach…

Fujifilm Europe partners with Aleyant Pressero
New streamlined and robust Web-to-Print order entry integration to be deployed across Europe, following US success…

SPGPrints at Label & Print 2016 at the NEC Birmingham
SPGPrints to highlight DSI digital UV-inkjet press and variLEX CTP processor at the NEC 24 – 25 February 2016…

Lion FPG brings binding in-house with Horizon

New contract win prompts four clamp binder investment…

Edale compact FLI flexo press for Kelgray
Kelgray has recently installed its fifth Edale press, a 250mm wide Edale FL1, at its West Sussex, UK plant…

Thu 04 Feb…   
Ricoh SA extends lead-generation marketing programme
Ricoh extends the sophistication of its South African marketing by including digital channels that feed an analytics system…

Attractive offers for drupa travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The drupa online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016.

Record bookings for InPrint 2016 show in Milan
InPrint 2016 in November now 80% sold as organisers consider extending floor space for this year’s event…

Winfried Schaur appointed to UPM Paper ENA
Winfried Schaur appointed executive vice president responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America…

FINAT reveals events agenda for 2016

Key labelling community activity signposts hot topics for 2016…

Print more intuitively with KBA TouchTronic
A maximum of two clicks to every operating function…

Fri 05 Feb…  drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking
Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent

Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

Newspapers à la carte with Kodak Prosper and Manroland Web Systems
Imprimerie de l’Avesnois commissions Kodak Prosper 6000C inkjet line with FoldLine finishing from Manroland Web Systems…

Komori and Highcon announce strategic partnership
Komori is to sell and supporting the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in Japanese market…

Speedmaster CD 102-X with coating and UV for Classic Litho

Classic Litho and Design, Inc. to ramp up productivity with Speedmaster CD 102-X-6+L UV from Heidelberg USA…

AB Print Group latest to invest in Acuity LED 1600

Yorkshire printing company can now offer full in-house service after installing the Fuhifilm Acuity LED 1600…

Achieving fixed colour palette printing with Asahi
By reducing the number of inks to a very low number through smart extended colour gamut design, the entire supply chain benefits…

Lead articles from Friday in last week’s update…

Last Friday’s leads…   Add More KBA to your day [at drupa 2016]
A confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

EXCLUSIVE Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
EFI reveals its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how it plans to respond to market changes…

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

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

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

Online Feature articles 2014 – 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 in 2015 Chapter 01
There are currently three downloads available for you in this Chapter , where you can download the PDF.

Technology-related 2016 Chapter 02
You will find 20 current feature articles in this Chapter, with the most recent from Heidelberg.

Previous…   TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi Photoproducts to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…

Online Features 2016 Jan/Feb  Chapter 03

EXCLUSIVE Report…   EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
At EFI Connect 2016, EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how the company plans to respond to market changes…

Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests Euro13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package….

Verdigris – Environmental Initiative

Laurel Brunner’s weekly Verdigris Blogs 2016

Doing It
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 01 Feb

Previous…    Spotters Guide to Greenwashing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan

Sounding Out Instruments for Growth

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan

Carbon Balanced Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan

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. It is divided into the following Chapters for your convenience and ease of use…

drupa 2016 Expert Article Series
Can be found in our Drupa Newsroom via the Index on the Home page.

LATEST…   Large Format and Wide Format inkjet printing
Touch the future. Drupa Expert Article No 7 by international independent consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul who has been involved at the start of wide-format developments following their evolution into the devices they are today…

Also new in 2016…   The digital transformation of industrial printing
Touch the future. Drupa expert Article No 6 by Ron Gilboa, a director of InfoTrends’ Production & Industrial Printing Advisory Service…

drupa 2016 News from Messe Düsseldorf

drupa cube: The Medici Group to spur out-of-the-box thinking

Best selling author Frans Johansson and other thought leaders to deliver keynotes in the cube during drupa 2016…

drupa cube: Die Medici Group ist Innovationspartner der drupa

Bestseller-Autor Frans Johannsson und zwei weitere Vordenker halten die Keynotes im cube während der drupa 2016…

Attractive offers for travel and accommodation
Use Print@home and free transport to drupa by bus and train. The online ticket shop opened on 2 January, 2016…

Passende Angebote für Anreise und Unterkunft

Print@home und kostenlos zur drupa mit Bus und Bahn. Online-Ticketshop geöffnet am 2. Januar 2016…

MUST READ…    2nd drupa Global Insights Report Executive Summary
Touch the future – Applications that can create growth. Printfuture (UK) and Wissler & Partner (Switzerland) were appointed by Messe Düsseldorf to conduct these two report series…

drupa 2016 News from Exhibitors
Latest additions can now be accessed in our Drupa Newsroom.

Lake Image Systems at drupa 2016 in Hall 11

Lake to showcase a full range of variable data integrity and print quality inspection for packaging, labels and commercial print…

Xerox at drupa 2016 in Hall 8b
Helping print service providers transform and grow…

Last time…   Add More KBA to your day
Confident statement for print in a digitalised world is the press manufacturer’s slogan for drupa 2016…

GMG Academy offers a colour management training drupa extra
GMG Academy offers drupa attendees comprehensive colour management training program at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, from 9 – 11 June…

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

FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam

J-Teck3’s portfolio of five collections at FESPA

J-Teck3 to showcase its market-leading digital inks for textile and graphics applications at FESPA Digital…

Sawgrass will showcase full portfolio at FESPA Digital
Sawgrass to present award-winning Virtuoso 630mm 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam in March,,,

Kiian to showcase wide variety of textiles at FESPA
Kiian Digital to present diverse applications achievable with its full sublimation range at FESPA Digital…

Mimaki set to inspire Digital Print Heroes at FESPA Digital 2016
The future of digital printing for signs & display graphics and textiles is available today…

European debut for Onyx 12 at FESPA Digital
Onyx Graphics driving ONYX Thrive software at FESPA Digital…

Fujifilm reveals more for FESPA Digital in March
Fujifilm the perfect business partner at FESPA Digital 2016…

Last week…   Mimaki adds Light Black to its portfolio of sublimation inks
Spot colour ink options expanded from February 2016 to support greater apparel and textile production possibilities…

Ricoh to launch new eco-friendly AR latex inks at FESPA 2016
Ricoh to launch own aqueous resin (AR) latex ink for the Ricoh Pro L4100 series of wide-format printers at FESPA Digital…

European debut for four new Epson printers at FESPA Digital
At FESPA Digital, Epson will show its latest range of wide-format SureColor aqueous, solvent and dye-sublimation inkjet printers…

FESPA Federation News 2016

FESPA Awards gala dinner to showcase incredible talent
Book now for the glittering ceremony which will take place at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 March 2016…

FESPA Textile partner lineup revealed
8 – 11 March: The biggest textile event with the most comprehensive showcase of digital textile print technologies in Europe this year…

Last week…   FESPA Africa Forum to visit Lagos and Nairobi
The first FESPA Africa Forum will be hosted in the growth economies of Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya in April 2016…

European Sign Expo 2016 announces packed programme
ESE feature content includes Seminars, Workshops and live demonstrations to take place daily in Hall 2, 8 – 11 March…

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