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PrintMirror         January 17
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the "Druckspiegel" or "Printmirror" team wishes you a Happy New Year! For the first issue of our newsletter in 2013, the news situation sends a mixed signal: The demand for graphic paper in Europe declines further, which demonstrates the current situation of the printing industry. New ideas are definitely needed, and examples of these can also be found in our newsletter here. Let's be optimistic!

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

PS: Please contact us to receive our new (and corrected) media information for 2013. We have more English issues planned:!

Xeikon Number Five in Five Years for CS Labels

CS Labels (Willenhall, UK), has announced details of its fifth Xeikon digital label press installation following the purchase of a new Xeikon 3500 wide format digital label printing solution. The arrival of the new press has been timed to coincide with the West Midlands business expanding into an adjacent unit at its Willenhall Trading Estate location.
Eagle Systems installs Eco-Eagle 40” Cold Foil System at LA’s D'Andrea Graphic Communications

Graphic Art Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced the completed installation of its Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at D'Andrea Graphic Communications.
UPM plans to reduce 580,000 tonnes of graphic paper capacity in Europe

The continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe. High costs and significant overcapacity continue to challenge the industry operators in Europe.
AccuLink Wins Customers and Awards for Exceptional Print with Scodix as the Catalyst

AccuLink, which specializes in short-run, small-format print, implemented the Scodix Digital Press in September 2011 and it’s been reaping the awards and rewards since. The press makes print stand out by using inkjet technology to register clear polymer in varying levels of thickness and texture – up to 250 microns.
Ricoh to Deliver ‘Print and Beyond’ Business Transformation Solutions

Ricoh has announced it will demonstrate its digital production print portfolio at Hunkeler innovationdays. Many of these will be European debuts of the award-winning offerings. All of the solutions are aimed to help customers go beyond print by adding new value-added applications and services.
Harper Corporation Enhances Educational Opportunities of Flexographic Professionals

A leader in the flexographic field, global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America credits much of its success to the talent and skill of its employees. As such, the organization is dedicated to ensuring that it provides the educational opportunities that its professionals need to stay current regarding the latest in industry technology and best practices.
GMG ColorProof now with Windows 8 support

GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, supports the new Windows 8 operating system with the latest Version 5.4.2 of its GMG ColorProof. As a result, the operating systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or higher are now supported.
Manroland India at Printpack India 2013

At the 11th Printpack India 2013 exhibition to be held at Greater Noida in February 2013, Manroland India will demonstrate its web press Cromoman 4-1, designed exclusively for the Indian market. Manroland India’s booth in Hangar 1 will highlight the company’s competence in web and sheetfed offset technology, print consumables, mailroom equipment and value added services.
Wausau Container Adds Presstek 75DI Digital Offset Press

Presstek, Inc. has announced that Wausau Container, a folding carton converter specializing in production of high quality folding cartons in small lot sizes, has added a Presstek 75DI digital offset press to its production portfolio.
The distance runner: Roland 700HiPrint HS

The Roland 700 HiPrint HS (High Speed) is Manroland’s t highly-automated, 18,000 sph high production workhorse. It is especially designed for long print runs in packaging printing and high-volume commercial printing. According to the company printers can expect up to 25 percent increase in productivity, depending on the print run structure and press configuration.
Saga Digital Uses Sign Dubai to Promote Renewed Efi Partnership

Bolstering its coverage of the Middle East and Africa, Efi has renewed its partnership with distributor Saga Digital Jlt with the company specialising in its wide- and superwide-format portfolio of products to address growing interest from Dubai and surrounding emirates' countries.
Heidelberg showcases visionary print applications at its Research & Development Center

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is showcasing visionary application concepts based on innovating printing processes at the Heidelberg site's Research & Development Center (FEZ).
Videojet introduces Bulk Fluid System for 1000 Line

Videojet Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, has announced a five liter Bulk Fluid System (BFS) for the 1000 Line continuous ink jet printers.
Largest-Ever Efi Connect Conference Nearly Sold Out

Efi announced that this year's Connect 2013 is nearly sold out, and 100% of its partner exhibit space filled, with just a week to go week before the event kicks off. The event, which takes place 15-18 January at the Wynn Las Vegas, is the industry's best venue for open dialogue and idea-exchange.
Printing Industries of America Challenges Google on Paperless Initiative

Printing Industries of America's President and CEO, Michael Makin encouraged the U.S. printing industry to reject a call by Google to "Go Paperless in 2013." The following message from Michael Makin has been sent to the Printing Industries of America membership:
Xeikon Possible Takeover Bid

Xeikon NV (“Xeikon”) has announced that it has engaged in discussions with a party, who has indicated to Xeikon that it may be interested in entering into a potential transaction regarding Xeikon, by way of making a public takeover bid for all shares in the capital of Xeikon.
Drytac Europe Appoints General Manager

Drytac Europe Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer of graphics finishing products and equipment, has appointed Tadeusz Niedziółka as general manager.
Presstek Expands Distribution Network for DI Presses and CTP Equipment

Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Graphic Innovators, Inc. to distribute Presstek DI digital offset presses and its portfolio of CTP systems.
Heidelberg and Landa Executives to Keynote TAGA’s 65th Annual Technical Conference

The speaker lineup at the 65th Annual Technical Conference of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) has grown more impressive with the addition of Martin Schmitt-Lewen, Head of Technologies for Future Business, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, and Gilad Tzori, VP Product Strategy, Landa Digital Printing, as keynote sessions at the conference, February 3–6, 2013, in Portland, Oregon.
X-Rite’s Redesigned i1Pro 2 Spectrophotometer Receives Prestigious iF Award

X-Rite, Incorporated has announced that its redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer has received the 2013 iF Product Design Award. Redesigned in 2012, the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer is featured in X-Rite’s portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions.
Flexo Award for Sächsische Walzengravur / Janoschka

On the occasion of the ATF Flexostars 2012 gala lately in December in Avignon, the Janoschka subsidiary Sächsische Walzengravur (SWG) was rewarded with the gold medal for the best flexo gravure and reproduction.
Finat Reports on its Global Young Managers Club Congress

The future of the label industry is in good hands. That was how one delegate summed up the first ever Global YMC Congress organised by FINAT’s Young Managers Club (YMC).
First Carbon Neutral Heidelberg Press in Asia

Green Life Printing House, Thailand is the first printer in Asia to purchase a carbon neutral press from Heidelberg. This newly established printing firm has a clear agenda to produce print in the most environmentally friendly way possible and buying a Heidelberg CO2 neutral press provides the ideal opportunity to minimize Green Life’s environmental footprint before it has even started manufacturing.
Statement re Xerox’s decision not to attend Ipex

It has been widely reported over the Christmas/New Year period that Xerox has, regrettably, published its decision not to exhibit at Ipex. The reasons for the decision are outlined in an online statement by Jeff Jacobson, President of Xerox Global Graphic Communications:
Landa Digital Printing Executive to Open Graphics of the Americas with Keynote

Graphics of the Americas (GOA) CEO, George Ryan, has announced that Ohad Axelrod, Product Line and Segment Manager at Landa, will open Graphics of the Americas with a Thursday, February 21 keynote luncheon entitled, "Nanography: The Second Digital Printing Revolution."