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PrintMirror         February 14
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

trade shows are being cancelled, shortened or exhibitors are not going. Here the world in Lucerne at the Hunkeler Innovationdays seems to be be in order. I am still reeling from the impression of the packed event, that reminds me of those I knew from the past. Even the organizers, the Hunkeler AG, have indicated that they are doing well. The Swiss company has the luxury problem that the event for the digital paper processing is bursting at the seams. The event goes until Friday. We will keep you posted over our various channels - print, website, newsletter, etc. And as always, you can find a selection of what else has been happening, below.

Sincerely, Andreas Tietz

PS: It is not too late to advertise in our next international edition that will be distributed at China Print and Printtek, if you send us an email now at for more information.

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Zellcheming: New Managing Director appointed

Petra Hanke will succeed Dr. Wilhelm Busse as managing director of the ZELLCHEMING association. The contract was signed on February 1st.
Wijeya Newspapers selects new Goss press for better quality and efficiency in Sri Lankan weekend editions

Leading Sri Lankan newspaper group, Wijeya Newspapers (WNL) will install a new six-tower Goss Magnum press to improve color capacity in weekend titles and meet a growing demand for Sunday newspapers.
Iggesund Mill’s environmental profile: Cleaner than ever

Iggesund Paperboard’s production of Invercote in Iggesund, Sweden in 2012 surpassed all previous environmental achievements at the mill. Despite record-high manufacturing levels, emissions of environmentally harmful substances were lower than ever before.
Atlantic Zeiser to Demonstrate Advanced Card Personalization at Cartes Asia

Atlantic Zeiser will highlight its array of highly creative, modular, cost effective solutions for the production of personalized ID, Driving License, Voter and Health Insurance cards at Cartes in Asia, Hong Kong, March 27 and 28, 2013.
Agfa Graphics' :Jeti 3020 Titan prints panels for world's largest rotating globe

When Eartha, the world's largest revolving and rotating globe, was in need of restoration, FedEx Office (US) stepped in to give this landmark at DeLorme Headquarters, in Yarmouth, Maine (US) a facelift.
Elanders broadens its offer in packaging through an acquisition in Scotland

In line with Elanders’ strategy to continue to make packaging a larger part of total sales Elanders has acquired all the shares in the label printing company McNaughtan’s Printers Limited (“McNaughtan’s”) in Glasgow, Scotland.
Open House on March 1st and 2nd in Ratingen, Germany

Kornit Digital, vendor of digital DTG printers and Walz, manufacturer of the renowned Schenk screen printing carousels and longstanding distribution partner of Kornit in the German speaking territories, are teaming up for an Open House event in the European subsidiary of Kornit in Düsseldorf-Ratingen.
Seal: Mounting film Print Mount Universal for a wide variety of substrates

Print Mount Universal by Seal is universally suitable for indoor and outdoor use and ideal for mounting photos and digital prints. As substrates, a wide variety of materials can be used: foam board (Kapa, Gatorfoam, etc.), Forex, smooth PVC surfaces, polystyrene, polycarbonate, laminated chipboard, aluminium and many others.
Plantin to supply the Scodix Sense experience to the Belgian packaging market

The Scodix Sense print enhancement experience for effective product differentiation, produced by the Scodix S Series Digital Presses, was unveiled for the first time in Brussels by Plantin, a Staples Company.
Antilope Takes Folding Carton Finishing into a New Era with Highcon

Highcon is pleased to announce that Antilope Group of Belgium, a printing industry leader, has purchased a Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. Antilope, which expanded into the folding carton market only seven years ago, saw the Euclid at the Open House held at Plantin in Brussels in early December.
Leading industry suppliers bring latest innovations to Gulf Print & Pack 2013

Many of the most prestigious print and packaging industry suppliers and manufacturers are set to exhibit at Gulf Print & Pack 2013 as it returns to Dubai between 8 – 11 April. Being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack is also proud to announce Canon as its gold sponsor and largest show partner.
Femalabel increases capacity by changing to Xeikon digital label presses

Xeikon announces that Belgium-based Femalabel has installed the Xeikon 3030Plus, a first for Xeikon's new press launched at Drupa 2012 as well as the Xeikon 3300. In order to keep pace with its continuously growing digital production of labels, Femalabel decided to double its current capacity by installing two Xeikon presses.
What a difference a year makes

9 February, 2013 and it's been exactly a year since the Manroland Sheetfed Group emerged from the train-wreck that was Manroland AG. So how is "the man behind Manroland", British industrialist Tony Langley's latest venture faring one year on? Crista Baxter reports.
Toray’s Good News For Newspaper Printers

Enhanced print quality, improved economies and greater environmental sustainability are among the benefits of Toray’s waterless technology being highlighted at Wan-Ifra’s 8th Middle East Conference, Dubai, February 26 and 27.
Printing Industries of America Statement on USPS Announcement to End Saturday Delivery

The following is a statement by Lisbeth A. Lyons, Vice President of Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, regarding the announcement by the United States Postal Service that it would end Saturday delivery of First Class Mail in August of this year.
Efi’s Fiery FS100 Pro Powers New Xerox Color J75 and C75 Presses

Efi has announced that new Xerox digital front ends (DFEs), powered by Fiery are now available for the Xerox Color J75 and C75 Presses. These DFEs are among the first to market built on Efi’s award-winning new Fiery FS100 Pro platform, which integrates seamlessly with Efi's market-leading MIS/ERP software, eCommerce/Web-to-Print products, and scheduling tools to complete the entire end-to-end print workflow.
Impika versatility on show at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2013

For Impika the last Drupa was all about Product Innovation, with the launch of three new iPrint colour continuous feed inkjet printers, of the "Large" version of the iEngine 1000 print engine, and of Genesis, a new concept between continuous feed industrial printers and colour production copiers.
Quad/Graphics Chile Installs Scodix S Series Digital Press to Meet New Market Challenges

Scodix has announced Quad/Graphics Chile has added the Sodix S series digital press, fitted with the Rainbow Station to their new and growing digital service department. Last August, Quad/Graphics selected The Digital Business Lounge as the location to present its new digital press, the HP Indigo 7600.
Anicolor technology revolutionizes printing of very short runs

Countless print shops worldwide are using cost-effective Anicolor inking unit technology to respond to the growing trend toward short runs and frequent job changes. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) unveiled this innovative technology in the 35 x 50 centimeter (13.78 x 19.69 inch) format at the Ipex trade show in 2006.
Image & Print World Congress: international inspiration to revolutionise graphic and visual communication

Trends, success stories, innovative techniques, groundbreaking ideas, imaging business solutions and printing; these will be the major contributions of the International Image & Print World Congress, which will be held from April 17th to 20th in Fira de Barcelona in the setting of the and Sonimagfoto & Multimedia trade shows.
V&W Graphics moves flexo proofing to a new level with GMG OpenColor

Flexographic platemaker V&W Graphics, based in Alford, Lincs. has recently invested in GMG OpenColor proofing software to increase proofing accuracy for its corrugated, preprint and flexible packaging work.
Xanté Brings Latest in Digital Printing Technology to Worldwide Graphics of the Americas Audience

Xanté Corporation has announced that its complete digital printing portfolio will be on display at Graphics of the Americas (GOA) booth #635 in Orlando, Florida, USA, February 21-23.
Verdigris: Go Google-less!

Verdigris, the environmental awareness initiative, is asking the printing and paper industries and their customers to ‘Go Google-less’. The plea is in response to Google’s Paperless 2013 campaign which urges people to stop using paper.
Paperworld 2013: Favini Crush eco-friendly paper mentioned as innovative product

During the Paperworld 2013 in Frankfurt, which ended on January 29, Favini Crush has been mentioned as one of the most innovative products presented during the event.
Sing Tao News Corporation orders new Goss press for Toronto

Sing Tao News Corporation has ordered a new six-tower Goss Community press for the Sing Tao Daily, Canadian eastern edition. The publisher’s experience with Goss equipment and personnel was crucial to the choice of supplier for its latest technology upgrade.
X-Rite Names Ron Voigt as New President

X-Rite, Incorporated, a Danaher Corporation company, has announced that Ron Voigt has been named president of the operating company. Related to this announcement, Tom Vacchiano announced his retirement as president of X-Rite, effective on March 1, 2013. For a smooth leadership transition and strong focused start to the year, Vacchiano will immediately take on an advisory role.
Langley Holdings PLC release 2012 Annual Report & Accounts

Langley Holdings PLC, the engineering group behind press builder Manroland Sheetfed, has announced it's 2012 results. Langley Holdings, which is controlled by British industrialist Tony Langley, who is also Chairman of the Manroland Sheetfed, recorded a profit before tax of €121.3 million (2011: €76.3m), including a non-recurring gain of €25.2m (2011: nil).
Seybold Reunion to Feature Frank Romano and Xerox’s John Conley

The Joss Group will welcome Keynote Speakers Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus, School of Media Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology and John Conley, Vice President of Marketing Commercial Print and Publishing, Xerox Corporation, at the Seybold Report Reunion Conference to be held April 18 and 19, 2013 at the Skytop Lodge Executive Conference Center in Skytop, Pennsylvania.
Hubergroup expands its management team

In order to intensify the Group's focus on its operational activities and to integrate the regions more closely into the task of planning future strategic development, 1 January 2013 saw the existing management team of the printing-ink manufacturer Hubergroup strengthened by the addition of Ashwani Bhardwaj (Operations Management Asia, photo left) and Heiner Klokkers (Operations Management Europe, photo right).
Neenah Purchases Premium Business Paper Brands From Southworth

Neenah Paper, Inc. has announced that it has completed the purchase of certain premium business paper brands from the Southworth Company. These brands, including Southworth, the category leader, are sold largely to major retail customers such as Staples, Office Depot, Office Max and Walmart.
Successful Installation of Rotocontrol RSC Finishing Machine at Panprint

Rotocontrol has announced a successful machine installation at Panprint, a converter located in New Zealand. Installed was a customized RSC slitter/rewinder finishing machine with Marco Aengenvoort, Managing Director of Rotocontrol on-site for the customer acceptance.
‘Image-to-Print’ in Vietnam

The roadshow „Image-to-Print“ commonly set up by Windmöller& Hölscher, Sun Chemical, Nordmeccanica and Janoschka goes on: next stop-over will be Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 4 April 2013.
Jazzing it up with Digital

Sappi Fine Paper Europe is gearing up to present Sappi l Jaz book, its new coated digital paper, at the 10th edition of the Hunkeler Innovationdays 2013 (11th – 15th Feb 2013).
New generation of the SpectroDens handheld spectro-densitometers

Techkon presents its new generation of the SpectroDens handheld spectro-densitometers. SpectroDens is the most innovative product of Techkon. Beside the color display which shows the measured hue of the ink, the instrument offers a scan function, making measuring tasks a breeze and reducing the time for quality control remarkably.