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Expoprint/Converexpo 2018: The Results Highlight the Turnaround Moment for the Printing Industry17.04.2018

A turnaround moment for the printing industry in Latin America. That was ExpoPrint Latin America/ConverExpo Latin America 2018. The exhibitions showcased the latest technology for a qualified audience, breaking records and reaching 50,216 visitors, who could check out over 750 brands in more than 300 booths during the five days event.

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Novio Packaging is the new holding for Oosterbeek Packaging B.V., Alpha Packaging International B.V., Maer Flexibles B.V., Maer Hong Kong Ltd and FehnPolycap GmbH 13.04.2018

To offer customers a broader range of services, backed up by improved international effectiveness, the five companies will be joining forces as Novio Packaging. This combination enables them to offer one another additional support in terms of production, distribution and service provision.

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Jenne Smit joins CRON Europe as Vice President of Flexo Business Unit, EMEAR13.04.2018

CRON Europe announces the appointment of Jenne Smit as Vice President of the new Flexo Business Division, demonstrating a further commitment to growing CRON’s market share in Europe.

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Development of Digital Ink System Technology to Expand with Acquisition by Baldwin Technology Company12.04.2018

BALDWIN Technology Company Inc. has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System, enabling continued development of the technology. BALDWIN is a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.

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Archroma to Highlight Eco-Advanced Solutions at TAPPI's Papercon 201810.04.2018

Archroma will be at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018 to highlight Archroma’s solutions and expertise to enhance both the optical and functional properties of board and paper – with a special focus on sustainability.

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print4all: the Very Best for Printing and Converting in May at Fiera Milano06.04.2018

Print4All is just around the corner. From 29 May to 1 June, the entire printing industry - converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing - will be converging on a unique event that will see over 300 exhibitors come together to represent the leading international brands at Rho, Fiera Milano, halls 18 and 20.

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GOEBEL IMS opens new Customer Innovation and Application Center in Italy 06.04.2018

GOEBEL IMS is now substantially expanding its service portfolio with the introduction of MyLab@GOEBEL IMS.

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Hamillroad Software to Showcase Bellissima DMS at FTA’s INFOFLEX 2018 05.04.2018

UK based prepress company Hamillroad Software will be exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2018, 7-8 May 2018, in Indianapolis, IN (booth #509). Hamillroad is proud to be exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2018; an exhibition where the most innovative technological developments, products and services for the flexographic printing and converting industry are on show.

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First XJet AM System in US is Up and Running at Youngstown Business Incubator 05.04.2018

XJet Ltd. Announces that installation of an XJet Carmel 1400 AM System has been completed at Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Ohio. The system is the first in the US and will deliver previously unheralded levels of detail and accuracy to researchers at Youngstown State University, the entrepreneurs at YBI, as well as the America Makes partnership program collaborating with YBI.

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MPS Systems Asia Expands Regional Service20.03.2018

MPS announces another development in expanding their regional presence across Asia since the opening of their official Asia branch office in January 2018, with the addition of Julius Urbano as Regional Service Engineer. Julius will provide pre- and post-installation technical service for MPS presses in the Asia-Pacific region and support local service engineers of various agents.

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CRON Europe Appoints Stefan Werner as New Sales Director, EMEAR19.03.2018

Celebrating extraordinary growth in European markets in 2017, CRON-Europe announces the appointment of Stefan Werner as its new Sales Director, EMEAR.

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Intergraf Calls on the European Printing Industries to Mobilise 15.03.2018

The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) is one of the key measures of the European Union to combat illegal logging. It aims to prevent products that derive from illegally sourced wood being sold on the European market.

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Sun Chemical Acquires PPG’s Metal Deco Ink Business12.03.2018

Sun Chemical has acquired the Metal Deco ink business of PPG, a US-based global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials. PPG, with a well consolidated portfolio, and Sun Chemical are both long standing players in the metal packaging industry.

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Xerox Reinforces Significant Benefits of Its Proposed Combination with Fuji Xerox12.03.2018

Xerox announces its plans to combine with Fuji Xerox – the joint venture Xerox and Fujifilm established in Asia 56 years ago – to create a global leader in innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions.

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Asahi Photoproducts to Bring Its Clean Transfer Technology to Print4All 2018 in Milan09.03.2018

Asahi Photoproducts reports it will be showing its full line of flexographic plate solutions for the packaging industry featuring its Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018 in Milan, a European-level showcase for the most advanced machines and material for packaging, labelling and converting focused on rotogravure, flexography and hybrid technologies meant for package printing and labelling as well as converting technologies. Asahi will be located on pavillion 18 Stand F 35 at the show, scheduled for 29 May to 1 June.

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Apex International Collaborates with DewaFlex to Broaden Market Support 07.03.2018

Apex International has entered into a collaboration with DewaFlex to enhance market support in France and Belgium. The agreement will see DewaFlex focus on the offset/label markets in France and label market in Belgium, while the Apex technical sales team will focus efforts in the flexible packaging and corrugated industries in France (José Moreira, Jean-Pierre Verne and Carole Binczyk) and in Belgium (Edwin Spijkers), also responsible for offset business.

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EFI Strengthens Leadership Team with Three Key New Hires06.03.2018

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has completed three additions to its Silicon Valley-based senior leadership team.

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Hamillroad Software Appoints Steve Mayer as Vice President US Customer Support02.03.2018

UK based prepress company Hamillroad Software announced the appointment of Steve Mayer as Vice President US Customer Support, to support its customers in the Americas.

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Goss and Manroland Web Systems Intend to Combine 02.03.2018

Goss International’s printing press business (“Goss”) and manroland web systems are planning to combine their complementary businesses. The combined company will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and provide value-oriented solutions, especially in the area of aftermarket services.

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Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics Enter into Strategic Alliance for UV Digital Packaging Inks01.03.2018

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co.KGaA and Agfa Graphics have entered into an important strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.

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Mexico Lines up Label Summit Latin America 2018 Return20.02.2018

Avery Dennison has been confirmed as gold sponsor of the 15th edition of Label Summit Latin America. Returning to Guadalajara from 24 – 25 April 2018, the summit is being held at Expo Guadalajara and is aimed at senior decision makers working within the label and package printing sector.

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MPS Appoints Tim Fox as New President North America16.02.2018

To take the next strategic step in becoming a leading press supplier in North America, MPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Fox as new President of MPS Systems North America, effective February 19, 2018.

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Nilpeter reaches 100 worldwide installations of the MO-4 Offset Press15.02.2018

Nilpeter’s MO-4 offset press has reached 100 worldwide installations. The revolutionary offset platform, once named “The Winemaker’s Choice”, was introduced at LabelExpo Europe in 2007, and offers premium quality combination printing based on lightweight sleeve technology. To better understand the success and popularity of Nilpeter’s offset flagship, Angelo Tribocco, Nilpeter International Product Manager, Wine & Spirits, offers some answers.

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Screen Europe Further Strengthens Sales Team with Thomas Lossec Appointment09.02.2018

Screen Europe announces the appointment of Thomas Lossec as Sales Director, Print-On-Demand Inkjet for the French market.

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Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Luminescence Holdings Ltd.08.02.2018

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have acquired Luminescence Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of currency, tax stamp, passports, ID cards, secure documents and brand protection inks for the security market.

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Aniken Graphics Announces Bellissima DMS Is Available via Chespa in Austria and Poland07.02.2018

Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software and Apex International, have announced Chespa as the Phase One Trade Shop for Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) in Austria & Poland.

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Aurelius Successfully Completes Acquisition of Spanish Packaging Specialist Abelan07.02.2018

Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA successfully completed the acquisition of Abelan Board Industrial S.L. as of January 31, 2018. The deal will further strengthen Aurelius’ operations in this market as the operations of Abelan will be combined with Aurelius investee company Solidus Solutions.

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Flint Group Announces New Name for Partner Company: Eston Chimica07.02.2018

Eston Chimica announces a change in its company name and logo. Effective February 1, 2018, the new company name is Eston Chimica, a Flint Group Company.

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New Managing Director Appointed at Manroland South Africa05.02.2018

Manroland Sheetfed has appointed Molefe Ratlhagane as Managing Director of Manroland's South Africa operation, with effect from January 1, 2018.

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Scodix to Showcase Money-Making Digital Enhancement in the Americas in Q102.02.2018

Scodix will be promoting or sponsoring four different industry events in the first three months of 2018, geographically ranging from Minnesota and New York, down to Texas and Brazil.

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MPS Opens Official Branch Office in Asia02.02.2018

The official opening of the MPS Systems Asia Sdn Bhd office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this month marks the next step in MPS’ strategy to expand local presence throughout the Asian market. Tim Klappe, recently appointed as Managing Director Asia Pacific will lead operations of the new branch. Joining Klappe in the new branch office is George Tan, MPS Area Sales Manager.

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New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador31.01.2018

Change often begins with a question. This fact forms the basis of BillerudKorsnäs’ new communication concept “What if?” – with the ambition to inspire more to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future.

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FUJIFILM Holdings and Xerox Announce Joint Venture 31.01.2018

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine Xerox and their longstanding Fuji Xerox joint venture. The combined company will be a global leader in innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions with annual revenues of $18 billion and leadership positions in key geographic regions.

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Papierfabrik Scheufelen initiates insolvency proceedings30.01.2018

Within six days of start of insolvency proceedings by traditional German paper mill Feldmühle Uetersen, Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH + Co. KG, Lenningen, also initiated insolvency proceedings on January, 30th 2018 at the local court of Esslingen.

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Domino’s Partnership with Lipnus Set to Drive Sales Growth in the Baltic Region29.01.2018

Domino is expanding its presence in the Baltic region through a new partnership with Lipnus, one of the largest printing technology providers in Lithuania.

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Glunz & Jensen Consolidates Production and R&D at Their New Danish Headquarters 25.01.2018

In the past year Glunz & Jensen has been restructuring their business to transform the company into a more profitable, efficient and more cohesive business. A part of the plan has been to merge departments across Denmark and move their activities and headquarters to Nyborg, the eastern part of Funen.

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Apex International Strengthens Local Service in UK through Partnership with Draychem 23.01.2018

Apex International, the world’s largest manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has joined forces with Draychem Ltd in the UK to provide a complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain. Draychem is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets.

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Recipients of 2017 Annual Scodix Design Awards Announced19.01.2018

Scodix announced the winners of the company’s annual Scodix Design Awards competition. With submissions from users from just about every major printing community worldwide, a distinguished panel of judges rated projects for design quality, production complexity, and overall appearance. Submissions set a new standard for outstanding applications and covered a who’s who gamut of global brands, corporate leaders, notable magazines and financial institutions.

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Print UV 2018 Platinum Sponsor Eagle Systems to Showcase Cold Foiling on UnCoated Stock 17.01.2018

Eagle Systems, Inc. announced that it will be a Platinum Sponsor of this year's Print UV Conference which is celebrating its 11th year. This year’s event will be conducted at the Encore by Wynn Resort in Las Vegas from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday February 28th.

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Discover New Printing Applications and Technologies at Printing South China 201815.01.2018

Two more months and the 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2018) will open its doors to visitors, celebrating its 25th anniversary with exhibits and activities, making it a not-to-be-missed event for industry players.

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Gulf Print & Pack Summit 2018 Goes Live12.01.2018

Delegate conference passes are now available for the inaugural Gulf Print & Pack Summit. The most comprehensive event of its kind in the region for senior level print industry professionals, the two-day conference program and table-top exhibition will be held at Dubai’s Roda Al Bustan Hotel on 4-5 March 2018.

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Deal with Arta Taraz Niavaran Gives Q.I. Press Controls and EAE Foothold in Iran12.01.2018

Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) found a new partner in the Iran-based printing concern of Arta Taraz Niavaran. Its owner, Babak Soukhakian, is to represent QIPC and EAE in the up-and-coming Iranian market.

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Standfast & Barracks Enhances Digital Textile Business By Creating Centre 11.01.2018

Durst and Standfast & Barracks have announced plans for a Centre of Excellence in the UK at the fabric printing company’s UK headquarters in Lancashire.

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Contiweb Strengthens Sales Organisation for Growth into New Markets10.01.2018

Contiweb announces the enlargement of its EMEA sales team as part of an ongoing strategy of diversification and expansion, from the company’s traditional heat-set web-offset market into digital inkjet and packaging and label segments. The new sales team has been in effect since January 1st.

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Screen Europe Appoints David Farnsworth as Pod Sales Manager, UK and Ireland09.01.2018

Screen Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of David Farnsworth as Sales Manager, Print-On-Demand Inkjet. Farnsworth brings over 20 years’ digital printing equipment sales experience from leading manufacturers and vendors, such as Konika Minolta, IBM Infoprint, Xerox and HP Indigo.

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Archroma Joins the United Nations Global Compact Initiative08.01.2018

Archroma has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, joining the world’s leading voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative, with more than 9,500 participating companies from 160 countries.

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Bain Capital Private Equity acquires Fedrigoni01.01.2018

Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fedrigoni, a leading global producer of specialty papers and self-adhesive labels. The Fedrigoni family will retain a minority stake in the business.

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MPS to Make Bold Strides into Asia in 201821.12.2017

As the next step in MPS’ strategy to expand local presence in Asia, the Dutch-based narrow-web press manufacturer will establish an official Asia branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early in 2018. Leading operations of the new branch will be Tim Klappe, who joined MPS on December 1, 2017 as Managing Director Asia Pacific.

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People's Daily Chooses Goss to Manage Latest Press Move19.12.2017

People’s Daily has completed a major press relocation of its Goss Universal 75 press to a new, state-of-the-art printing facility in Beijing.

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Scodix Starts Commercial Roll-Out of Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press19.12.2017

Scodix announces that the Scodix E106 press is commercially available since December 2017. The next units are planned to be installed in the EU and USA during Q1 2018.

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Rodi Rotatiedruk Chooses Toray for Improved Print Quality15.12.2017

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic announces that Rodi Rotatiedruk has chosen Toray IMPRIMA waterless plates for its Koenig & Bauer Cortina presses. The company has also installed a Toray TWP-1250 plate processor to replace an older, less reliable competitive unit.

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Sappi Expands Its Speciality and Packaging Paper Capacity06.12.2017

Sappi Limited announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for CHF146.5 million (approximately $149 million).

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Mondi Improves Scores in WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 201701.12.2017

Mondi improved its scores across all categories in the Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2017, a WWF tool to promote transparency and continual improvement in the pulp, paper and packaging sector.

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Flint Group Opens New Facility in Turkey for Its Packaging Division30.11.2017

Flint Group announces the opening of its new facility in the cosmopolitan district of Beylikduzu in Istanbul, Turkey. This new 3800 square meter manufacturing and distribution facility is located only 13 kilometers from the main container terminal on the European side of Turkey and is well positioned for exports to surrounding markets in the Middle East.

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Expanded Partnership between QuadTech and ColorConsulting29.11.2017

QuadTech Inc. and ColorConsulting S.r.l. announce an expanded partnership for managing the growth of QuadTech’s global network of ColorTrack dealers.

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PrintReleaf Partners with PRT Group29.11.2017

PrintReleaf has partnered with PRT Group – a major mailing house and commercial printer based in Italy.

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Labelexpo Asia 2017 Focuses on Digital and Smart Technologies28.11.2017

Labelexpo Asia 2017 will present the Digital Trail and Smart Zone features for the first time. Taking place in Halls E1 and E2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 5 – 8 December, the expo will highlight the latest advances in these technologies and their respective applications for label and package printing.

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Barry-Wehmiller to Enhance Focus on Flexible Packaging and End-Of-Line Integrated Systems19.11.2017

Responding to rising demand for its innovative flexible packaging equipment as well as more complete integrated systems, Barry-Wehmiller is creating two new divisions dedicated to meeting these needs.

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Tonejet and Rockwell Automation named winners at InPrint 2017 Innovation Awards 15.11.2017

Tonejet and Rockwell Automation were announced as the winners in the “Innovative Partnership” category at this year’s Innovation Awards at InPrint 2017 in Munich.

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FESPA Asia Returns to Bangkok in February 201814.11.2017

FESPA Asia returns to the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22-24 February 2018, aiming to build on the success of the 2017 event and deliver the ASEAN region's premier event for the wide format, screen, textile print and signage markets.

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Eagle Installs New Cold Foil System at NJ’s McLean Packaging10.11.2017

Eagle Systems announces the completed installation of a new Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at the manufacturing operations of McLean Packaging Corporation in Moorestown, NJ. The Folding Carton Division in Moorestown is revered for their production of high-end paperboard and plastic folding cartons and lids, tag and label applications, rigid and flexible windowing, specialty hot stamping and embossing, as well as silk screening. The Eagle Cold Foil System was installed in August, and now operates in unison with the division’s new KBA Rapida 106 printing press.

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Printing Company 'Verhaag Drukkerij' Invests in ROLAND 708P EVOLUTION LED-UV Offset Press09.11.2017

Verhaag Drukkerij has invested in a Manroland offset press with the latest LED UV technology. The successful professional printer from the east of the country has chosen the ROLAND 708P EVOLUTION press with eight printing units (4/4) and UV dryer. The press was installed on the 1st of August 2017.

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LasX Industries and Dr. Wirth Grafische Technik GmbH Seal Partnership07.11.2017

LasX Industries, Inc. has entered into a partnership with Dr. Wirth Grafische Technik GmbH for the distribution of LasX Industries laser systems throughout the DACH region. William Dinauer, President of LasX Industries and Wolfgang Dammer, Managing Director of Dr. Wirth Grafische Technik signed the agreement at the beginning of September.

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Xeikon and EFI Entering into a Strategic Partnership for Digital Label Printing02.11.2017

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) and Xeikon announce they have entered into an exclusive partnership for the EFI™ Jetrion® digital label and narrow web inkjet printing systems. Under the partnership, Xeikon will service, support and supply the worldwide Jetrion customer base, and continue the direct sales of Jetrion digital label printing systems as part of the Xeikon portfolio of digital dry toner and UV inkjet presses for the self-adhesive label market.

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Ricoh Chooses IPEX to Launch Two Exciting New Print Technologies 26.10.2017

Ricoh brings “print partnership” to life at this year’s IPEX 2017, as it showcases two innovative new technologies, supported by a dedicated team of industry experts who will be on hand to help visitors understand the best stocks and materials to deliver growth opportunities.

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Record-Breaking Evolution26.10.2017

Daehan Printech has achieved amazing new records since its new four-color ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION, equipped with a simultaneous plate loading (SPL) system, was put into production in its facility in Seoul recently.

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