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Color-Logic certifies Fujifilm Revoria press

Color-Logic has certified the Fujifilm Revoria PC1120 Digital Press with the Fujifilm GX Server. The qualification materials submitted to Color-Logic verified the ability of the Revoria Press/GX Server configuration to print Color-Logic metallic colors and embellishments. The Revoria Press/GX Server configuration is compatible with the Color-Logic system when using silver ink with CMYK on paper, or when using white ink with CMYK on metallic stock.

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Delta SPC 130: Centerpiece for Rondo’s new dedicated print production plant

Rondo Ganahl, corrugated board and packaging manufacturer, has unveiled plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary milestone and official opening of a digital print production plant in a €25 million investment. The company in Styria, Austria, is determined to capitalize on continued business growth where digital production volumes continue to rise by 25 to 30% a year.

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Fedrigoni supports Medecins sans Frontieres for Ukraine

The dramatic humanitarian emergency caused by the war in Ukraine has mobilised so many solidarity projects. Fedrigoni Group has entered the field to provide support to the Ukrainian citizens, both those still in their country under bombardment and those who have managed to escape and are now scattered over the bordering countries or Italy.

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Agfa-Gevaert to acquire Inca Digital Printers

The Agfa-Gevaert Group announced that it will acquire Inca Digital Printers, subject to meeting and obtaining customary conditions and approvals. The acquisition strengthens Agfa’s position in high speed digital printing and brings an additional focus on packaging printing markets.

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Thomas Ott appointed new CEO for Mondi Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials

Thomas Ott, 54, has been appointed CEO of the Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials business units at Mondi earlier this year. Born in Vienna, Thomas looks back on an impressive international career, including time spent in Italy and the USA. He began his career at Mondi in 1995 as a financial controller and took on leading positions in various business sectors in the following years. His last job was with the packaging manufacturer Amcor in Switzerland.

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Speedmaster XL 106 playing key role in CO2 cuts at Vogel Druck

Vogel Druck und Medienservice GmbH (Vogel Druck) in Höchberg, Germany – part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG) – is aiming to cut its CO2 emissions to net zero by the end of 2022. In pursuing this aim, Vogel Druck is supporting the goal of the Bertelsmann Group to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. Vogel Druck intends to meet its net-zero target by completely avoiding CO2 emissions in certain areas, reducing them in others, and offsetting a portion by buying emissions certificates accredited by VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and Gold Standard.

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FESPA

Dye Sublimation Papers that bring colour to life

At the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 (31 May to 3 June) in Berlin, specialty papers manufacturer Sappi will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of coated and uncoated dye sublimation papers, containerboard and silicone base papers. At Europe’s most significant trade fair for screen and digital printing, large-format printing and textile printing, visitors to stand 4.2-D20 will have an opportunity to see for themselves the many qualities and diverse applications of Sappi’s papers.

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Xeikon’s “Do More with Less” program responds to printers’ current challenges

In the current market situation, printers are looking to redesign their production processes. They look for ways to reduce material waste, production time, ink/toner and electricity consumption while delivering the best quality. To address these concerns, Xeikon launches its inspiring “Do More with Less” program, which provides customers with tangible ideas on how to tackle those challenges.

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Durst Group installs 500th Durst Workflow Software at customer site

Durst announces the 500th customer installation of Durst Workflow Software. This milestone highlights Durst Group's transformation from a press manufacturer to a solutions provider (“Pixel to Output”) in the digital printing industry. Founded in 2019, the Durst Software & Solutions Division now has more than 60 employees and has developed Durst Workflow, the “most comprehensive software solution in the market that is also open to third-party providers”, and successfully integrated it into its customers' production.

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Fast and reliable authentication of banknotes

In 2021, the number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation was at a historically low level. Among other things, this is due to the fact that banknotes are becoming increasingly counterfeit-proof. The cooperation between Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions and the Institute for Industrial Information Technology (inIT) at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences is making an important contribution to this. It enables new authentication solutions that work via smartphone. The joint venture Coverno was now integrated into Koenig & Bauer's core business.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Coated Mechanical Reel products by 8% from 15 May

Due to continuing high cost and volatility in raw materials, energy and transportation Sappi Europe will be forced to increase its prices to its European customers by 8% from 15 May. This is in addition to previously communicated increases.

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Agility in detailed planning with the Job Optimiser from Koenig & Bauer

Intelligent production planning is indispensable for modern print companies, given that today’s customers are demanding ever greater product diversity, instant deliveries and lower prices. Agile planning and flexible processes are imperative for implementation of the Printshop 4.0, as they allow companies to react to changing customer demands at short notice and secure a competitive advantage on the market.

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