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PrintMirror         September 20
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

about half a year ago, "Printmirror" (Druckspiegel) started adding daily printing news on our English website, and at drupa we published our first printed issue in English. We continue our globalisation efforts with an English version of our newsletter for the printing industry. Like our loyal readers in Germany who have benefited from for several years, now our international audience can also stay informed from the editors of one of Germany's leading printing magazines. Read about what is going on in the industry and, stay on track with trends and developments.

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Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

Consumer pressure for plastic alternatives creates opportunity for graphic paper and packaging producers

Changes in consumer preferences, rising petrochemical costs and increasing government regulation have caused consumer products companies to look for alternatives to plastic-based packaging.
Quadtech ends lawsuit

Q.I. Press Controls is pleased that Quad/Tech has publicly announced in a press release that it will no longer pursue its patent infringement claim against Q.I. in the case titled Quad/Tech, Inc. v. Q.I. Press Controls, B.V., et. al. (E.D. Pa. 09-cv-2561).
A Golden Era for HD Flexo Certification

Golden Era Group, the second largest printing and packaging company in Southern Africa, is the latest operation to achieve Esko‘s HD Flexo Certification. The accreditation was presented to Managing Director Raj Chhita at the Flexographic Technical Association of SA luncheon on September 14, 2012.
QuadWinkowski rebrands to Quad/Graphics

QuadWinkowski, one of Central Europe’s largest commercial printers and a subsidiary of U.S.-based printer Quad/Graphics, has announced that it has rebranded itself to Quad/Graphics. Concurrently, Winkowski Logistics will change its name to Quad Logistics Europe.
Just Normlicht at photokina 2012: World-Class Light Measuring Technologies

Just Normlicht presents a spectro meter at photokina (Cologne, September 18th to 23rd, hall 4.1, booth F031), the GL Spectis 1.0 Touch for a spectral precision light measurement at highest level.
CGS launches revolutionary new products at Labelexpo

Labelexpo Americas 2012 in Chicago will mark the North American debut of three new products for the label and packaging production markets. At Booth 5430, CGS will unveil XG Inks – a new, extended-gamut eco solvent ink set, including orange and green, for the Roland Versa Camm VS series.
Trelleborg strengthens its global printing solutions position

Trelleborg has completed the acquisition of Printec, the printing blankets business of Day Brazil SA. Printec has a strong presence in Latin America and in the U.S. with a single production facility in Brazil.
Printing Industries of America and the National Association for Printing Leadership Conclude Unification Talks

The joint Unification Task Force, formed last February to study the possible blending of these two national printing industry groups, has announced its recommendation to cease unification discussions.
Xeikon Introduces Vectorizor Software Add-on to Enhance Laser Die Cutting Integration

Xeikon NV has introduced Xeikon Vectorizor, an innovative new software add-on to the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end that defines a new standard in communication with laser die cutting devices. The software will be demonstrated at Labelexpo Americas.
Dantex Expands in the USA

Dantex Corp USA is escalating its presence in North America through the acquisition of RBcor’s business. RBcor, located in San Marcos CA, has long been recognized as a leading supplier of letterpress and Flexo plates to North American end-users.
Esko Appoints Mariusz Geras as Sales Account Manager

Esko‘s commitment to the Polish market and surrounding regions has been underlined with the appointment of Mariusz Geras (46) as Sales Account Manager.
Impresion y Diseño de Mexico invests in Xeikon 3500

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, has announced that leading label converter Impresion y Diseño de Mexico, based in Guadalajara Mexico, has purchased a Xeikon 3500 to expand and further improve its digital label production capabilities.
Baldwin Assists Newspapers in Maximizing Profit, Revenue and Performance

Newspaper owners and pressroom managers are avidly looking at ways to improve and maximize profits and revenues while enhancing the performance of the printing process.
Invotec adds Printed Electronics Capability with PEL Partnership

Invotec Group Ltd, the leading European manufacturer of high-technology PCBs, is delighted to announce a strengthening of its strategic partnership by acquiring a shareholding in additive electronics and integration specialists, Printed Electronics Ltd (PEL).