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Bertelsmann Printing Group achieves its goals with Heidelberg Subscription

Just over a year ago, the Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG) decided on a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for its two sites – Mohn Media in Gütersloh, near Bielefeld, and Vogel Druck in Höchberg, near Würzburg. That makes it time for an initial review.

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MDM-Flex installs their first MPS flexo press

In January 2021, Russian printer MDM-Flex installed their first 10-colour, fully automated MPS EFA 340 flexo press. With a high level of automation and quick job changeovers, the new machine will enable the company to speed up production and focus on high quality printing of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging.

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The perfect binder for Eurographic Group

Eurographic Group will be installing a KM 610.M at its plant in Szczecin (Poland) in mid-2021. The management of the Danish company is particularly impressed by the attractive price/performance ratio of the new perfect binder line from Muller Martini.

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PackSynergy network becomes climate‐neutral

As part of its sustainability strategy, PackSynergy – network of mid-market, owner-managed packaging wholesalers – has signed a framework agreement with ClimatePartner. The aim is to achieve climate neutrality, on the one hand of the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) of partner companies and on the other, of the product carbon footprint (PCF) of large sections of the product and process portfolio. More partners and the first product groups are on course to become climate neutral this year.

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Change of ownership at PrintHouseService GmbH

With the acquisition of PHS PrintHouseService GmbH, previously a 100% subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG, RSB Roland Schimek Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH with offices in Halle (Saale) has taken a further step towards purposeful expansion of its current portfolio.

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Miraclon partners with Hesse Trade

Miraclon today announces its new partnership with Hesse Trade, a Budapest based technology solutions provider that offers a wide range of solutions for the printing and printed packaging markets. As Miraclon’s local distributor, Hesse Trade will be responsible for developing and implementing the sales, marketing and service support for Kodak Flexcel NX Solutions from Miraclon in Hungary.

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Print shops now have free access to Zaikio’s digital procurement platform

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is offering all print shops free access to the Zaikio Procurement industry platform with immediate effect – a further milestone on its way to becoming the “printing industry’s leading platform provider”. Zaikio networks print shops’ IT systems with those of their suppliers, which enables print service providers to establish an automatic link with these suppliers.

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Silver linings for printed electronics industry

“We are ready to move forward,” summarizes Stan Farnsworth, chair of the OE-A board and chief marketing officer of NovaCentrix, characterizing the results of the latest OE-A Business Climate Survey. After a difficult period in 2020 the flexible and printed electronics industry is recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The vast majority of the survey participants expect the printed electronics industry to grow in 2021.

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InterPack

Exhibitor registration for interpack 2023 is open now

Interested companies from the packaging industry and the associated processing industry can register for interpack 2023 online at www.interpack.com right now. The trade fair will take place from 04 to 10 May 2023 at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre.

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drupa

Lead Generation and Networking in the Networking Plaza

As of today, exhibitors and visitors at virtual.drupa can connect in the Networking Plaza. Thanks to an intelligent matchmaking tool, they can find companies and contacts that are relevant to their business – and thus boost their network building and generate new, valuable leads even before the trade show starts. This is where participants can also already make appointments in virtual meeting rooms for the trade fair duration from April 20 to 23, 2021, in order to be optimally prepared for the start of virtual.drupa.

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New cloud-based service significantly boosts machine availability

The rapid progress of digitization is transforming the print media industry. Print shops are facing the challenge of dealing with all kinds of different jobs ever faster and, above all, more flexibly, while still producing top-quality results. Machine stoppages and/or damage due to inadequate maintenance or the absence of a maintenance strategy can quickly jeopardize the competitiveness of print shops.

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Xeikon launches virtual innovation center for wall decoration

Xeikon is set to launch a new virtual advisory service using a unique 3D visual browsing experience. Responding to the dramatic increase in online exploration printers seek for new and creative ideas, Xeikon’s new virtual platform creates a unique user experience. It will become the “ultimate advisory hub for printers and converters searching for the latest innovations and advice on everything digital”.

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