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PrintMirror         January 31
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the industry eagerly anticipates the upcoming Hunkeler Innovationdays - every day new announcements of products and solutions to be presented there hit the desk, indicating very clearly how important digital printing has become for manufacturers and printers. But a lot more things of interest happened worldwide in the last week, and of course you can read about that in our current newsletter or on our website.

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

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

Case Study: Agfa Graphics Implements Elastic Path Store Management Software

Elastic Path has published a case study on Agfa Graphics' :Apogee StoreFront. :Apogee StoreFront is the cloud-based web-to-print solution for the creation of online stores or ‘storefronts’ for both printed and non-printed products.
SGP Appoints Paul Lilienthal as Chairman, Adds New Board Members

Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces the appointment of accomplished sustainability leader Paul Lilienthal as SGP Chairman.
Food approval requirements make BS Labels select Xeikon

Xeikon has announced that BS Labels invested in a Xeikon 3300. UK based (Leicestershire) BS Labels grew to be a leading supplier of high quality self-adhesive labels for the food, industrial, commercial and retail markets.
GMG Sets Sights on Ipex 2014

As momentum grows for Ipex 2014, GMG announces its commitment and enhanced presence at the world’s largest English-speaking event dedicated to print media and communications. Showcasing its award-winning software solutions designed to simplify the challenge of accurate and repeatable colour output for a wide range of print and design applications, Ipex will play a key role in GMG’s event calendar for 2014.
Compostability of Waxed-Paper Packaging: the Proof

A recent in-depth study commissioned by EuroWaxPack, the European Association of Wax Paper Packaging Materials, and performed by the independent laboratory OWS (Organic Waste Systems) in Ghent (Belgium), shows that a typical waxed paper packaging material is industrially compostable according to the strict tests of EN 13432 ‘Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation’.
First CSR code for the graphic industry in Europe

Graphic Association Denmark and the trade union HK/Privat released a CSR code, which defines the framework for social responsibility in graphic production in both Denmark and abroad. The code is based on UN’s Global Compact and targets graphic production internationally in the field of human rights, working conditions, climate and environment.
Ticket printing with security features

At the Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland (February 11-15), Xeikon will be highlighting digital security printing features, including the brand new capability of using taggant marked spot color toner. During the exhibition Xeikon will produce tickets that include several security features.
New KBA subsidiary in Mexico City

KBA Latina SAPI de CV, with offices in Mexico City, is the latest subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in Latin America. And KBA Latina has definitely got off to a flying start. Various project activities were already in full swing before the formal founding of the company in August 2012, and prepared the ground for an impressive total of 47 printing units in the order books for the first business year alone.
Efi Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Efi has announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported record revenue of $174.1 million, up 7% compared to fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $163.1 million.
Letter of Intent for Business Alliance on Commercial Printing Machinery

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. (Masami Shimizu, President) and Ryobi Limited (Akira Urakami, President and COO) have announced signing a Letter of Intent, dated January 23, 2013, for a joint study on business alliance for commercial printing machinery business.
Heidelberg business areas under new leadership

Since early 2013, Stefan Hasenzahl (50) has been in charge of the newly founded "Very Large Format and Postpress Packaging" business area at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). This unit pools all the company's activities associated with the large-format Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 presses and postpress systems for the packaging printing sector.
UPM signs agreement on the sale of assets of UPM Stracel in France

UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of assets and part of the land of the UPM Stracel paper mill site with Blue Paper SAS, the joint venture company of VPK Packaging Group NV and Klingele Papierwerke.
Enfocus Switch 11 integrates with Efi Fiery XF and Colorproof XF

Enfocus announces its Enfocus Switch 11 can be setup to automatically connect to Efi’s Fiery XF or Colorproof XF RIP. This new automation capability will benefit a broad range of professionals involved in large to super-wide format printing such as ad agencies, prepress businesses, publishers, newspapers, packaging companies, full-service printing houses, photographers and print shops.
Spanish Court Declares Efi Victorious in Patent Litigation Filed by Kerajet’s President

Efi announced victory in its Spanish patent litigation with Jose Vicente Tomás Claramonte, the president of Kerajet, S.A., involving Efi Cretaprint's ceramic digital inkjet printing systems.
Douglass Screen Printers Attains SGP Certification

Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, has announced that the Lakeland, FL facility of Douglass Screen Printers (DSP), located on New Tampa Highway, is SGP Certified.
Marking the 2013 Labelling Agenda

Finat, the international association for the self-adhesive label industry announces the 2013 key labelling events. Learning and networking are key aspects of the industry and greatly valued by its members. A number of important meetings is being organized this year again.
Screen expands presence at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Screen will demonstrate the importance it places on the high-speed inkjet market by taking one of the premium slots (biggest available space) at this year’s Hunkeler Innovationdays (HID) held at the Messe Lucerne from 11th to 15th February.
Intergraf takes on ERPC chairmanship

The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beatrice Klose as next chairperson. Ms Klose is the Secretary General of Intergraf – the European Association representing print and digital communications, one of the member organisations of the ERPC. She started her ERPC chairmanship on 1 January 2013 and will keep the position until end 2014.
Enhanced Productivity To Printing Market

The latest additions to Ricoh’s digital colour production system line-up are the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphics Arts + and Ricoh Pro C901S Graphics Arts +. They join Ricoh’s growing portfolio which offers commercial and corporate printers enhanced productivity, flexibility, quality and profitability.
Kama adds Technifold creasing to ProFold 74

Kama has teamed up with Technifold to add creasing and perforating to its ProFold 74. Kama's folding and gluing device has been fitted with a Tricreaser Fast Fit, Technifold’s anti-cracking rotary creasing system that fits onto the folder's existing exit shafts.
Digital Printing Becomes Increasingly Attractive also for Saddle Stitched Products

After becoming established on the book market, digital printing now offers new options also for innovative printed products thanks to improved printing quality and full color. Muller Martini will present a new industrial finishing solution for digitally printed products at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne (11–15 February) in the form of the Presto II Digital saddle stitcher.
Komori withdraw their presence at Ipex 2014

Due to several strategic and economical movements in the printing industry Komori Corporation have reconsidered it’s participation at Ipex 2014. The decision not to exhibit has been taken after organizing internal meetings and discussions with customers as well as by investigating market developments within the EMEAR region.