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Sosset invests in Speedmaster XL 75 with perfecting technology

Druck & Kalendermarketing Sosset GmbH (Sosset) has been specializing in the production of standard and custom calendars for many years. Based in the southern German town of Kisslegg, this second-generation family business run by brothers Daniel and Mario Sosset offers calendars in a whole host of different designs and formats. Some 95 percent of its customers are from the B2B sector in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Despite electronic alternatives, the company’s business with printed calendars is going well.

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Miraclon launches Flexcel NX Central Software

Miraclon announces the launch of Kodak Flexcel NX Central Software, offering customers a step change in their flexo platemaking productivity. Enabling manual plate layout time savings of up to 90% and boosting plate utilization by up to 10%, the next generation software streamlines the platemaking process and seamlessly enables the integration of multiple advanced plate surface patterning features, designed to enhance print performance – including those delivered within Flexcel NX Print Suite for PureFlexo™ Printing - into one automated plate layout, enabling customers to complete more jobs in less time, at a lower cost.

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Ricoh Europe uses Touch7 Neon to demonstrate press capability

As part of a recent campaign to demonstrate how neon colors available on the Ricoh Pro 72xx series presses can be used, Ricoh conducted a marketing campaign to showcase the neon colors available with their presses. Part of the campaign involved providing printed neon embellishment samples to creatives, agencies, corporate marketers, and print service providers.

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Ventura MC 160: “The ideal machine for us”

Because the number of orders is increasing but their runs are decreasing, Beltz Grafische Betriebe GmbH in Bad Langensalza in the German state of Thuringia wants to bring more flexibility to its book sewing production. Firstly, the Connect system from Muller Martini will be reduced by one book sewing machine from the previous three to the new two. Secondly, an older Ventura will be replaced by a new Ventura MC 160.

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Koenig & Bauer and System Brunner broaden their technology partnership

Koenig & Bauer and System Brunner have been collaborating within a close technology partnership for more than ten years now. And now the two companies have agreed to extend and intensify their cooperation to the benefit of sheetfed offset users. System Brunner’s core expertise when it comes to colour management in all phases of print and media production will thereby remain closely integrated with sheetfed offset presses from Koenig & Bauer in future. At the same time, there are new product features in the pipeline.

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Special paper testing machinery from Emtec

At the Paperex India convention at the Indian Expo Center in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR from May 10 – 13 2022, Emtec Electronic will present specific testing and measuring devices that help manufacturers avoid common issues in paper manufacturing and converting.

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CPB aims to maintain high softcover quality with a new Alegro perfect binder

Casa Publicadora Brasileira (CPB), based in Tatuí in the state of São Paulo, is one of the technologically leading graphic arts companies in Brazil and is once again investing in a finishing system from Muller Martini in the form of the Alegro perfect binder. The Alegro will replace an aging Acoro in a few months and will ensure that CPB can continue to produce its softcover books in high quality. In addition to perfect binding, the company, which covers the entire graphic production chain from prepress to press and postpress, is also involved in the hardcover segment and in saddle stitching.

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Xaar appoints Graham Tweedale as Chief Operating Officer

Xaar has announced that Graham Tweedale has been appointed to the new role of Chief Operating Officer, reporting into Xaar’s CEO, John Mills. Joining Xaar in 1997 as a technician in the R&D team, Graham helped develop its first-generation inkjet printhead products. He spent five years in Sweden working at Xaar’s first manufacturing facility, before returning to the UK to set up and open the Huntingdon factory in 2007.

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AFRY signs agreement to acquire Weop

In line with AFRY’s ambition to accelerate growth in cyber-security and to “become a leader in security within the industry and society as a whole”, AFRY has signed an agreement to acquire Weop to strengthen its offer of cyber-security advisory services in the Nordics.

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Heidelberg focuses on growing label market and strengthens Gallus sites

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is further expanding its commitment to the growing label market. As part of this, the Gallus Group sites in Switzerland and Germany have already been strengthened through targeted investments and divided into competence centers. The next step will be to reorganize the headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and develop it into a competence center for digital label printing.

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Koenig & Bauer Iberica looks to expand production with new assembly methods

In March, the entire team at Koenig & Bauer Iberica moved to new premises in Gavà, 15 kilometres from its previous base in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona. The company now has two large assembly halls, a modern warehouse and two light-flooded open-plan mezzanines with office space at its disposal. The new production location is also favourably situated for international visitors: the airport is only ten minutes away, and it is only an around 20-minute drive into the centre of Barcelona.

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Miraclon publishes white paper on overcoming unwanted ink spread

A new white paper from Miraclon takes an in-depth look at how the company’s PureFlexoTM Printing Technology overcomes unwanted ink spread, a fundamental challenge for solvent-based flexible film printing for as long as flexo has been around.

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