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PrintMirror         February 28
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Johann Sajdowski
"Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror"
Dear reader,

digitally printed items can compliment or improve upon those produced traditionally. Thanks to individualization and haptic properties, the message carried by printed products can be enhanced. And try to wrap french fries in a computer tablet: packaging printing including label printing is completely resistant to online alternatives. Both aspects create the themes of today's newsletter. The innovation in this industry is uninterrupted - and this will decide and secure its future.

Enjoy the news!


PS: Are you active in the field of "Printed electronics"? Make sure to contact Jean-Pierre Ferreira ( to discuss your presence in the issue.

Agfa Graphics prevails in patent law suit against Xingraphics

On January 29, 2013, the Dutch Court of Appeal at The Hague has issued its judgment in the patent dispute between Agfa Graphics NV and its Chinese competitor Chengdu Xingraphics Co. Ltd. It was decided that Agfa’s patent EP823327 is infringed by the sales of Xingraphics’ “FIT” digital printing plates.
Heubach and hubergroup combine their expertise

Ink experts Hubergroup and pigment specialists Heubach have joined forces in a strategic partnership for water-based inks. The collaboration brings together the wealth of experience of both partners.
Ipex 2014 – Turning Printers into Profit Leaders

Informa Exhibitions has confirmed that the popular Printers’ Profit Zone, in association with The Print Coach’s Nick Devine, will return to Ipex 2014. Running on the show floor for the duration of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a range of informative sessions which are all being designed to tackle the main trends, threats and opportunities facing the print industry.
Focus on flexible packaging

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. will strengthen its packaging material business with a focus on flexible packaging materials. Toppan Printing will position its new Gunma plant, which is currently being constructed, as a "mother factory" not just for domestic business, but also for the production of flexible packaging for overseas markets where growth is anticipated.
Xeikon NV 2012 Year-End Results

Xeikon N.V. (‘Xeikon’) has announced its results for 2012. Compared with 2011, sales remained virtually constant at EUR 130.2 million (2011: EUR 129.8 million). The net profit was EUR 9.0 million compared with EUR 7.0 million in 2011 (up 29%).
French print shop invests in large-format press from Heidelberg

French print shop Kapp Graphic in Evreux, Normandy, has opted for a press from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) for the first time, investing over EUR 3 million in a large-format Speedmaster XL 162 four-color press to replace a competitive product.
Molecular Imprints Chooses Xaar Inkjet Technology for Advanced Manufacturing

Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII), a technology leader in advanced semiconductor lithography, has announced the delivery of an advanced lithography platform which uses Xaar 1001 inkjet printheads to pattern 450 mm silicon wafer substrates.
iSys Label Announces Variable Data Software

iSys Label announced the release of their new variable data software, iSys Variable Data Printing (iVDP) Version, a full featured easy-to-use software package that was developed exclusively for the company’s short to mid run digital label printers, the Apex 1290 and Edge 850.
Joint Finat/VskE Congress and Label Competition 2013

Finat, the world-wide association for the self-adhesive labels and related products, introduces the entry and participation details of its annual international labelling competition and the programme of its congress. The congress will take place in the Westin Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany from 12-15 June 2013.
Scodix Unveils the S75 and Scodix Metallic at DSCOOP 8

Scodix has unveiled a revolutionary Scodix Metallic printing effect along with their S75 press at Dscoop8 (February 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee) in stand #635. Enabling the easy creation of metallic colors in a selective digital process, this cutting-edge technology will allow print service providers (PSP’s) to bring even more print enhancements in-house.
Print in Europe to ensure environmental excellence

Printing in Europe ensures customers receive products which comply with high environmental standards. These standards will be improved by the EU Timber Regulation, which comes into force on 3rd March 2013. This regulation ensures that all timber and paper products purchased by European printers do not come from illegal logging.
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership to Exhibit at Graphics of the Americas 2013

Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces that it will be exhibiting at Graphics of the Americas, February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.
Rapida 145 welcomes “big sister” KBA Rapida 164

At Drupa last year, KBA celebrated the official launch of the Rapida 145, its latest series of high-performance large-format presses in format VI (106 x 145 cm). In the meantime, almost 40 customers have taken delivery of the new presses, which are engineered for production speeds up to 17,000 sph. With the new Rapida 164, KBA now completes the high-performance large format line-up.
Enfocus releases new updates to PitStop Pro 11 and PitStop Server 11

Enfocus is pleased to announce the release of PitStop Pro 11 Update 2 and PitStop Server 11 Update 2. The new versions come with full compatibility with the latest releases of Microsoft Windows and Adobe Acrobat.
Bobst Folding Carton to be Showcased at IADD*FSEA Odyssey

Bobst North America Inc. will present its latest Folding Carton equipment technological advancements and service innovations at the IADD*FSEA Odyssey Show, to be held May 1-3, 2013 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Automated imposition serving all types of printing workflows

Enfocus is pleased to announce the availability of highly automated imposition workflows via Enfocus Switch, thanks to the integration with Impostrip OnDemand Automation from Ultimate Technographics.
Heidelberg and Polar Highlight Asia as A Growth Market

Heidelberg and Polar have enjoyed a long partnership of more than 63 years with Heidelberg the exclusive distributor for Polar equipment worldwide. Polar is renowned for its high quality engineering and longevity, as is Heidelberg, and both companies’ quality offerings are in perfect synergy.
Flint Group Launches UV Offset Ink for High-speed Printing

Flint Group recently launched an offset UV ink series designed to excel on today’s high-speed presses. These versatile Arrowstar Plus UV 8000 inks are ideal for folding carton and commercial printing applications.
Ricoh and Efi Bring New Levels of Productivity and Image Quality to PRO c901 Graphic Arts+ Systems

Efi has announced that new Fiery Color Controllers E-42 and E-82 are now available for Ricoh PRO c901 Graphic Arts + print engines.
Re-think Print, Digital and Mobile Strategies at Integrated Print Forum 2013

The agenda of Integrated Print Forum 2013, the premier event for print and marketing service providers to stay abreast of current print and marketing communication integration trends, is now available.
Esko launches CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager

Esko announces a new addition to its market-leading family of CDI flexo plate imagers with the introduction of the CDI Spark 2420. This new, compact system incorporates the quality and performance for which Esko’s CDI family is renowned.
Five-colour coater with perfecting boosts production capacity

Polish printer DTL is already a longstanding user of sheetfed offset technology from KBA. The latest investment was a Rapida 75 with five printing units, coater and perfecting after the second unit. It replaced a Performa 66 and has lent a significant boost to production capacity in the printshop.