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PrintMirror         October 04
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the attention of print service suppliers currently focuses the big events of the printing industry in Chicago: Manufacturers hail their success at the past Labelexpo Americas, and like the Drupa in Europe, American markets expect new impulses from the upcoming Graph Expo in October. Several innovations have been announced already, so keep on track with our newsletter and, of course, the daily news on our website!

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

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SGP Launches ‘Take Action’ Campaign

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, today announces the launch of its new outreach campaign, “Take Action.”
Southern Lithoplate and X-Rite Partnering to Provide Quality Color Management Solutions for Newspapers

Southern Lithoplate, Inc., a manufacturer of digital printing plates and associated solutions, drives innovation in the newspaper industry through its Strategic Alliance partnerships. The Southern Lithoplate Strategic Alliance gives customers a full spectrum of technologies designed to streamline production processes, improve print quality and cut costs.
Flint Group Flexographic Products to raise prices for photopolymer printing plates

Effective the 1st of January 2013, Flint Group will raise prices for photopolymer printing plates by 3% to recover general cost increases. Energy costs have risen by more than 20% since 2007; additionally, major increases are expected due to the move to renewable energies.
Inca Digital and Fujifilm launch the Inca Onset S20i

Inca Digital Printers and Fujifilm announce the introduction of the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which now offers a range of new productivity and convenience features. The launch of the Onset S20i follows the recent launch of the Onset S40i announced in May.
Efi Expands Cloud-Based Storefront Portfolio with Acquisition of Online Print Solutions

Efi announced that it has acquired Online Print Solutions ("OPS"), a leading innovator in the areas of web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing solutions. OPS brings a decade of experience developing and deploying applications developed specifically to manage the unique needs of corporate storefronts, retail sites and online design to variable data and cross-media solutions.
Gallus Proves Hybrid Print Shop Concept at Labelexpo Americas 2012

Over three days at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Gallus joined forces with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to demonstrate efficient integration of multiple printing technologies in a hybrid print shop environment to improve the success of its label printing customers.
eBay chooses Scodix Sense to enhance understanding of cross border selling opportunities

eBay has recently established a local team to support Israel-based merchants that sell via eBay’s marketplace to reach a global customer base of over 104 million active users. To help build greater understanding of the opportunities Israeli businesses have, eBay chose Scodix Sense to add an exclusive prestige feel to their campaign look.
José María Camacho elected new Era President

At the Annual Assembly of the Era held in conjunction with its Annual Conference in Turin on 25 September 2012, José María Camacho, CEO of Circle Printers Holding BV, was elected to the honorary position of President of Era. The vacancy arose as a consequence of the departure of Giorgio Ferraris from Mondadori Printing.
Chili Editor to be integrated into Esko Web Center

Chili Publish and Esko are pleased to announce that Esko will integrate the online editing technology of Chili Publish into Esko’s Web Center web-based packaging platform. The integration of both solutions will be showcased for the first time at Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago.
Fossil-free kickoff for Iggesund’s production

At the end of September Iggesund Paperboard inaugurated its new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill, Sweden. The ceremony was conducted by Lars G Sundblad, who was managing director of the company at the end of the 1950s, when the decision was made to begin manufacturing paperboard.
Efi redefines digital ceramic printing market

Efi today unveiled the Efi Cretaprint C3 printer with the Fiery pro Server for Cretaprint, the world's first digital front end for the growing ceramic imaging market. Representing a new generation of inkjet presses for ceramics, the C3 leverages five years of research and development work and combines the knowledge and customer feedback of 15 years in the market space.
Workshop Rotogravure Technology & Innovation Days in Shanghai

The roadshow "Image-to-Print" commonly set up by Windmöller & Hölscher, Sun Chemical, Nordmeccanica and Janoschka goes on: next stop-over will be Shanghai, China. "Image-to-Print” is keen to support local printers, converters and brand owners and aims to provide an insight to gravure printing best practice and future developments.
Project comes to a close with an eye to the future

A year’s work has come to fruition. On 18th September, the final conference of the restructuring and reorientation of printing companies project took place in Brussels. Around 100 participants from 18 different countries attended the event, highlighting the wide scope of the project and the importance of reorganising the printing industry.
Xeikon’s Durable Clear Toner and Vectorizor applauded at Labelexpo Americas

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing, announced today that this year’s Labelexpo Americas proved to be an extremely successful event for the company. At the laser die-cutting workshop, Xeikon’s Vectorizor stole the show. Vectorizor is an automatic die-cut generator that defines a new standard in communication with laser die-cutting devices.
Roland 300 five-colour press supplied to Boejinga Printing

"One hundred million publications says something about the machine. That a printing company is able to produce 100,000,000 impressions in nine years says something about the quality of the press. Right?" Enthusiastic owner Marc Schoonebeek is all too happy to talk about the super-productive Roland 300 five-colour press and the three other Manroland printing presses at Boejinga Printing.