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PrintMirror         December 13
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the holiday spirit has finally reached us - the amount of news is decreasing, and what is reaching us has a  positive note appropriate for the season. At least those related to the printing industry: companies are being restructured after insolvency, orders are being placed, innovation is being presented and sales records are being broken. Especially the saving of Mathias Baeuerle GmbH is a sign that know-how is  still appreciated. More about this and similar topics can be found in our current newsletter below. We will return with our next English newsletter in January. Until then,


Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

Domino's Full Year Results for 2012

Domino Printing Sciences has published the preliminary statement for the year ended 31 October 2012. Highlights include: strong performance in the USA and many developing economies, good volume growth from new products and robust after market sales, good progress with digital label press products, strong operational cash flows and robust balance sheet. The dividend increased by 10 per cent.
Four Pees partners with ColorLogic

Four Pees, distributor of software solutions for the print & publishing industry is now working with ColorLogic, developer of high-quality color management solutions. Four Pees takes on the task of international distributor for products such as CoPrA, ZePrA and ColorAnt.
Matthews International Corporation Announces the Completion of the Purchase of Wetzel Group

Matthews International Corporation has announced the completion of its purchase of Wetzel Holding AG, Wetzel GmbH and certain related affiliates (collectively "Wetzel"). Wetzel is a leading European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms.
Fiordo boosts quality and wins new business with Xeikon

Fiordo, an Italian graphics and creative agency based in Galliate, Italy, has enhanced the quality of its output and made production runs more efficient and cost effective after investing in the Xeikon 6000.
The Gidue Lucky Year in China

The Chinese calendar is based on a twelve year cycle, each year related to an animal sign. So according to the periodicity of the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the Gidue year. Indeed, China represents a huge market for Gidue, since the very first year the Italian printing machines and converters manufacturer entered the Chinese market.
Sappi Celebrates Gräfe Druck’s Algro Design Success

Gräfe Druck’s decision to produce highly creative print on Sappi’s Algro Design has won a double industry recognition.
From rhetoric to reality: Sustainability and recycling in the self-adhesive label industry

Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of the European self-adhesive label association Finat, identifies achievements so far – and issues a call to arms on the remaining challenges.
CGS software helps ContiPrint to achieve Fogra PSD Cert

CGS Publishing Technologies International announces that ContiPrint from South Africa has installed Oris Press Matcher // Web to handle all colour management in their newly created digital print department.
Esko appoints Christian Korte and Marian Zincke

Esko is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Korte to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Sales. In addition, Marian Zincke has joined the company as Vice President Digital Finishing.
Landmark Goss Sunday press order heralds positive outlook for York Mailing, UK

High-end UK commercial printer York Mailing has placed an order for a new 48-page short-grain Goss Sunday 4000 web offset press. The press will be installed at the company’s Pindar Scarborough site, which is dedicated mainly to high-quality catalogue production for the retail market.
Best Digital breaks into more profitable markets with Screen Truepress Jet W1632UV wide-format printer

UK POS specialist Best Digital first saw and ordered the world’s first Truepress Jet W1632UV wide-format flatbed printer at Drupa in May 2012, and is “now producing work at five times the previous speed and four times the quality I was achieving with the old kit,” says Geoff Rawlings, co-MD, Best Digital.
Efi Introduces Suite of Fiery Production Workflow Products

Efi has announced the introduction of the Fiery Workflow Suite, a comprehensive set of integrated products to accelerate business growth and profitability. As part of Efi’s broad portfolio of integrated products, Fiery Workflow Suite delivers a unique, fully integrated workflow from job submission and business management to scheduling, preparation, and production for a new level of productivity.
RDSL chooses Impika for Colour

Following its undeniable success at the last Drupa, Impika is installing its second iPrint Compact at one of the historic French direct marketing service provider RDSL, printing today 170 million A4 faces and managing 300 million letters a year from its unique location close to Paris.
French commercial print shop Dridé completes successful restructuring

In 2009, French commercial print shop Dridé, based in Neuilly-sur-Marne, sat down with the Business Consulting department of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to develop an ambitious investment plan. After several months of analyses, the company, which is run by the Aubin-Dridé family, finalized its plans.
Scodix provides first press installation to Greece as SKAG receives its "Dream Machine"

Scodix has announced its first press distribution to the Greek market. The installation, to international stationery and marketing supplies provider SKAG, marks a continued period of global expansion for Scodix as it seeks new markets for its unique products.
InfoTrends Identifies Top Market Drivers in Labels and Packaging

The color digital label and packaging (CDLP) market will grow strongly between 2011 and 2016, with a 18% compound annual growth rate in digital press revenues according to InfoTrends, a specialist consulting firm.
New smart Wifag S-Line Presses Enhance Competitiveness

At the World Publishing Expo 2012 in Frankfurt, Wifag launched their new S-Line, a range of smart presses. Designed for operational excellence, they unite low investment and cost-effective operation with high functionality.
Digimedia 2013 will not be held as planned

The Digimedia trade fair of 10 to 12 April 2013 will not be held as planned. Even though the international supply sector explicitly welcomed the innovative concept of the specialist trade fair for commercial publishing and digital printing, the indications are that participation by the industry will not be sufficient to truly mirror the sector.