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Storage conditions and environmental factors for print media

As the seasons change and we move through the winter, we are all taking steps to ensure we are ready for the cold and wet weather. This might be something as simple as putting on more layers when out and about or making sure the pressure on your car tyres is at the right level. Failure to prepare for winter is very much preparing to fail; and the same can be said when it comes to the print industry and what you can do to limit disruption at this time of year.

(By Kieran Blacknall, UK Academy Manager, at Drytac.)

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Ferag opens engineering office in Graz

Ferag has opened a new location in Graz in Styria (Austria) - Ferag Engineering GRZ GmbH. This is an engineering office where the Swiss family-owned company is concentrating its expertise as a system integrator and solution designer in one place. “From now on, all countries in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region will be supported and accompanied with the accumulated Ferag know-how when awarding projects,” says Christian Klöckl-Greimel, Managing Director of Ferag Solution CEE GmbH.

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Perego Carta presents Pergraphica® premium design papers at exclusive showroom in Florence

Consisting of both white and coloured design papers, the extensive Pergraphica® range of packaging and paper group Mondi is now fully listed with Italian paper merchant Perego Carta. To celebrate the occasion, Perego Carta held an exclusive opening event in cooperation with Mondi and Ricoh on 1 December 2023. The event was set to promote their new showroom in Florence, which vividly presents the Pergraphica® premium design paper range.

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Touch7 announces full compliance with Adobe CC 2024

Color-Logic, worldwide distributor of Touch7, is pleased to announce that the Touch7 Color System is fully compliant with Adobe Creative Cloud 2024. Touch7 enables graphic designers and printers to accurately and predictably add neon and pastel colors into a design with just a few clicks of a mouse.

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Simplified production and consistent results

Köstlin Prepress Services in Ditzingen, Southwest Germany, has always been open to technological innovations that increase efficiency and deliver cost savings, while allowing them to produce plates that deliver improved on-press productivity and consistent quality. This was also the company’s strategy in 2022 when they invested in PureFlexo Printing™ from Miraclon.

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Koenig & Bauer and Durst Group commit to further capabilities in Joint Venture

Koenig & Bauer and Durst Group have committed to build further R&D capability in the joint venture company they set up almost five years ago to capitalize on the significant opportunities in folding carton and corrugated segments. The parent companies of Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH will expand its operations in Radebeul, Germany.

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XSYS launches digital configuration tool for rotec® adapters

XSYS has introduced the rotec® Adapter Configuration Tool, a comprehensive online product guidance and order request portal that gives printers direct access to fully customized adapters. By visiting the XSYS website, printers can effortlessly configure the exact adapter they require for their press by specifying all the technical details in one simple process. This streamlined approach contributes to a more efficient ordering process, where printers can receive their bespoke adapter in a shorter time frame.

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17th Cortina User Workshop in Amsterdam

The Cortina User Workshop took place again in September under the direction of Koenig & Bauer. At the annual meetings of industry leaders on the topic of waterless printing, the experts discussed the challenges and successes intensively. Under the leadership of Georg Zitterbart, product specialist at Cortina Koenig & Bauer, the event was prepared with all users and partners from the supplier industry. Support for planning and implementation came from Rodi Media in Diemen, under the responsibility of managing director Dick Ranzijn.

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ColdsetInnovation Fulda extends service contract with Koenig & Bauer to 2035

ColdsetInnovation Fulda is extending its service partnership with Koenig & Bauer for a further ten years and describes this step as confirmation of its long-term commitment to newspaper printing. The service contract concluded in 2015 has served the company well by safeguarding problem-free operation of its highly automated Commander satellite press. At the end of November, a delegation from ColdsetInnovation travelled from Fulda to the Koenig & Bauer headquarters in Würzburg to sign a ten-year extension of the present service contract beyond the original expiry date in 2025.

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Manroland Goss successfully moves used printing press from Thailand to Jordan

Over 5,000 Kilometers as the crow flies: manroland Goss successfully completes an extensive press relocation from Thailand to Jordan. In a complex logistical process, the used Goss M600 was carefully dismantled, transported and reassembled at the customer's premises. After a smooth relocation, the commissioning of the Goss M600 marks a milestone in the cooperation with the printing specialist Al Noor Printing Press and the project broker Graphic Supplies Co. Ldt., which also opens up promising prospects for further cooperation.

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