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PrintMirror         November 15
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the industry still has its problems: Heidelbergs results are still negative, prices for raw materials are increasing, the "Frankfurter Rundschau", one of Germanys most famous newspapers, is insolvent - a shape of things to come also to other newspapers. But there are also good news: Xeikon and KBA with positive results, innovative products everywere. That shows: there is good printing business, if you know where. Packaging is one area with good outlook, and not surprisingly many companies switch their focus to that. Read more in our newsletter!

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

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Scodix Touches Record Numbers at Graph Expo 2012

Scodix, a provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has announced the company’s initial results from their Graph Expo exhibition in Chicago last month. The company reports the show generated record booth leads, and samples distributed, and overall estimated booth traffic was the highest ever recorded at North American event by the firm.
Flint Group announces price increases as of 1st Jan 2013

The highly volatile raw material markets in 2012 necessitate Flint Group to increase prices for all Coldset, Heatset, Publication Gravure, Sheetfed, Packaging and Narrow Web Inks and Coatings and Press Room Chemicals as of 1st Jan 2013.
Xeikon NV Trading update Q3 2012

Xeikon NV reports strong sales growth in third quarter 2012. Partly due to a successful Drupa fair, sales in the third quarter were 19% up on the same period last year. However, at EUR 88.3 million sales for the period January to September were 4.8% lower than in 2011 (EUR 92.8 million).
Gidue USA and Kempsmith join hands for service in North America

Nuova Gidue S.r.l. is glad to announce the establishment of Gidue USA LLC, a dedicated company for sales and service of its machines and equipment for North America. Gidue USA LLC sales for the labels and packaging market will be headed by Mat Jones, Jones Printing Equipment responsible, distributor of printing and converting equipment for the flexible packaging and label printing industries in the North American market.
Good prospects for gravure in packaging and decorative printing

“Gravure’s prospects in the markets for packaging and decorative printing are good,” ERA Secretary General James Siever summed up the recent ERA (European Rotogravure Association e.V.) Packaging and Decorative Conference on 30-31 October which took place in Dortmund.
QuadTech’s innovative color and inspection technology to be featured at Emballage 2012

Exhibiting for the first time at Emballage 2012, QuadTech, Inc. (Hall 6, E126) will offer the flexo and gravure package printer fast in-line inspection and spectral color measurement solutions for film, foil, paper, and various laminates. QuadTech’s performance-proven press controls reduce setup time, eliminate waste and ensure perfect quality is maintained across the web.
Leading Indian packaging printers receive new KBA Rapidas

The time when Indian packaging printers invested predominantly in second-hand and less automated sheetfed offset presses is coming to an end. In recent months three leading and fast growing packaging companies have installed new medium-format sheetfed offset presses from KBA, among them two high-end Rapida 106s.
Lupa’s web-to-print business sails against the wind with automation

Ultimate Technographics Inc. solution is key to Lupa’s web-to-print success in photo books. Starting with only a very few photo album sizes a couple years ago, Lupa today is producing personalized photo books of a wide range of sizes for children and adults, as well as yearbooks, calendars and greeting cards and has plans to introduce single photo print and notebooks in the near future.
Strong conference line-up highlights key issues facing Chinese label industry

The focus will be on global market trends, digital print technologies and package printing as conference program highlights are announced for the South China Label Show 2012. Being held at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou between 4-6 December 2012, the South China Label Show will feature six conference sessions over two days.
The Nomination Committee at Trelleborg AB proposes Sören Mellstig as new Chairman of the Board

As previously announced, the Chairman of the Board, Anders Narvinger, has, after fourteen years as a board member including eleven years as its chairman, declared that he is not available for re-election at the Annual General Meeting 2013.
Esko releases WebCenter 12

More than ever before, consumer goods packaging must comply with many functional, practical and esthetical requirements. With this release of WebCenter, Esko responds to two distinct packaging and consumer trends.
Callas Software releases pdfaPilot version 4

Callas Software has announced the release of version 4 of its flagship product pdfaPilot. This new release brings full support for the new PDF/A-3 standard and the PDF/UA standard for accessibility.
Presstek Announces Completion of Company Sale to Affiliate of American Industrial Partners

Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, has reported that its acquisition by an affiliate of American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P. (AIP) has been finalized.