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PrintMirror         November 30
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

that a digital press was awarded an innovation prize should not really surprise you - but in the still quite tradition-oriented printing industry, the news is worth at least a raised eyebrow. This is actually also a sign that digital printing is gradually becoming mainstream. The same applies to InfoTrends Western European Digital Production Printing Application Forecast, which sees a clear shift away from traditional applications in digital production printing. The industry is renewing itself - this idea permeates the stream of news in recent days. Read them in our latest newsletter!

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

PS: The next English issue of PrintMirror (Druckspiegel) will appear on February 10th. The advertising deadline is on January 6th and the issue will be distributed at China Print and Printtek, Fespa and Print! Contact us now:

ExpoPrint Digital 2013: biggest event of the graphic arts industry in the Americas

"The biggest event of the graphic arts industry in the Americas in 2013", this is the definition made by Dieter Brandt, president of Afeigraf (Association of Manufacturers and Agents for Equipments and Supplies of the Brazilian Graphic Industry) for the ExpoPrint Digital 2013 event, which will take place from March 13th to 16th at the blue pavilion of Expo Center Norte, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
New Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet press produces 30,000 B2 sheets per hour

Océ, a Canon Group company, has announced the launch of the new Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system. This innovative printer is the fastest inkjet press in the Océ portfolio.
Sun Chemical Europe announces a price increase

Sun Chemical has announced a price increase for its European customers across all Sun Chemical product lines, effective from January 1st 2013.The percentage increase will be in the high single digits and will vary dependent on the product composition and product line.
KBA mans stands at trade fairs in Ghana and Nigeria

Nigeria and Ghana, the two most important countries in West Africa, stand out with high levels of economic growth, Nigeria being the most populated country on the African continent with over 160 million inhabitants. Reason enough for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) to establish presence in these countries by exhibiting at two trade fairs.
The Black Box Project: Next Stop Moscow

The Black Box Project is Iggesund Paperboard’s tribute to all the designers who have chosen over the years to make fantastic creations using Invercote as their starting point. At an event in Moscow in December a seventh box will be presented, this time by the Swedish photographer and filmmaker Jens Assur.
Arandell Corporation and Schumann Printers Announce Strategic Partnership

Arandell Corporation and Schumann Printers have announced a joint venture marketing agreement to cross sell the two family-owned manufacturing platforms. Currently, Arandell specializes in long-run equipment and services, while Schumann Printers focuses on short-run equipment and services.
2012 Bavarian Innovation Prize goes to Océ

Océ, a Canon Group company, has announced that Océ Printing Systems in Poing has been awarded the “Bayerische Innovationspreis 2012” (2012 Bavarian Innovation Prize) for the innovative design and technology of the Océ ColorStream 3000 series.
Clondalkin scoops prestigious DFTA award

Clondalkin Group company, Wentus has been awarded a distinguished printing award at the prestigious Proflex Industry Standards Conference in Germany. Wentus secured the renowned DFTA Award 2012 for its outstanding print delivery and presentation in the category flexible packaging for hygiene and pharma.
World Label Awards restructured

Finat, the worldwide association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labelling industry, announces that the L9 has decided to substantially restructure the ‘World Label Awards’ competition. It is also launching the ‘Best-of-the-Best’ contest.
Heidelberg has successfully launched new Speedmaster SX series of sheetfed presses

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has now sold over 1,000 printing units of the new Speedmaster SX series worldwide. The company unveiled the Speedmaster SX 52/SX 52 Anicolor, SX 74, and SX 102 series at the Drupa 2012 trade show in Dusseldorf.
Callas Software launches pdfGoHTML

Callas Software has released pdfGoHTML, a free Adobe Acrobat plug-in converting tagged PDF files into HTML supporting the ISO PDF/UA standard for universally accessible PDF documents and forms.
Q.I. Press Controls makes firm statement with order News Limited

Q.I. Press Controls, the developer of innovative automated press control technologies, has been contracted to provide mRC+ and IDS optical measurement controls on News Limited’s web presses in its Sydney and Brisbane print sites. The total order will be for 60 webs.
Exclusive “Metallics” from Favini

Favini presents the new look of Majestic, the high-end line of “metallic” papers. Majestic is an exclusive range of paper and paperboard, with shimmering surfaces and rich vibrant colours.
Western European Digital Production Printing Application Forecast 2011-2016

InfoTrends, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, has recently published The Western European Digital Production Printing Application Forecast 2011-2016. InfoTrends sees a clear shift away from traditional applications in digital production printing.
Stratus Packaging enlarges competitive edge by investing in Esko's digital flexo solutions

Stratus Packaging, a major label converter with three sites in France, recently invested in an all-Esko digital flexo solution. The investment includes a CDI Spark 4835 with HD Flexo technology, making the company one of the most technologically advanced label converters offering its clients the best quality choice in different printing technologies.
Efi Acquires Technique

Efi has announced that it has acquired Technique. Technique is a provider of MIS/ERP (management information systems and enterprise resource planning) software products for the printing and packaging industries.
‘Image-to-Print’ roadshow hosted in China

The roadshow “Image-to-Print” set up by Sun Chemical, Windmöller & Hölscher, Nordmeccanica and Janoschka had its recent stop-over in Shanghai, China. Nearly 250 guests attended the event end of October.
Verdigris welcomes Heidelberg to growing supporter base

The Verdigris Project’s distinctive approach to investigating and communicating the environmental impact of print media has won the support of the world’s leading offset press manufacturer.