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PrintMirror         March 14
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Dear reader,

we would like to introduce you to the debut English issue of our sister-magazine Paperazzo. Each issue features several new and different paper samples, printing and finishing techniques as well as articles explaining the production process and other interesting articles on unusual paper and print products. By clicking on the cover on the left you will be redirected to our website where you can see some of the articles in the new issue. Paperazzo was launched in 2009, and awards an annual prize, the Haptic Award. The deadline for entering products is on June 1, and the award ceremony will be during the Frankfurt Book Fair, on October 10th, 2013. More on

And as always, below are our recent news which  include topics that affect the future of the printing industry: digital printing and packaging printing.


Your Printmirror team

Canon Europe announces its withdrawal from Ipex 2014

“After careful consideration of our position, Canon Europe is announcing its withdrawal from Ipex 2014," says Patrick Chapuis, Head of Production Printing Group, Canon Europe in a statement.
Merck: New Iriodin 506 Sunset Orange pearl-luster pigment

Iriodin 506 Sunset Orange is now enriching Merck’s broad portfolio of effect pigments. The unique, intensive orange imbues paper, plastic and ceramic with a luminosity that turns heads.
Curtis Adds a New Dimension to Packaging with Scodix

Scodix has announced they have successfully installed and implemented a Scodix S Series press at Curtis Packaging, a leading provider of luxury packaging solutions and a manufacturer of high-quality folding cartons for the most discerning global brands.
How Do We Label The Future?

Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of the European self-adhesive labelling association Finat, pinpoints the routes to successful growth and profitability in an in-depth industry article elaborating on the key drivers of this year's Finat/VskE Congress theme "How to label the future":
E. & J. Gallo Winery Uses SpotOn! to Monitor Brand Colors

SpotOn! Press has announced that E. & J. Gallo Winery is now using SpotOn! to monitor the company’s brand colors both internally and externally. Nine months since being introduced to SpotOn!, E. & J. Gallo has created new procedures for evaluating print quality based solely on the data they derived from SpotOn!.
Artwork Digital rolls a train down the tracks with Inca Onset S20 printer

Artwork Digital, Brazil produced a 3D board model of a gigantic toy train. The model, which was printed on 16 mm Re-board on a six-colour Inca Onset S20, was produced as an eye-catching display for Encontro Marcado com Fernando Sabino, an exhibition celebrating the life and work of the seminal Brazilian author.
Demonstration week gives packaging printers a first-hand look at Sunday Vpak press capabilities

Packaging producers from Europe and North America saw a Goss Sunday Vpak press system print with high quality at high speeds on wide webs during a series of demonstrations at the Goss International headquarters in the United States from February 25 to March 1.
New Program to Market and Promote Paper-Based Communications and Packaging

Printing Industries of America recently filed public comments on the proposed national Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order.
Chinese firm demands number one

The Fujikon Packing Material Company, based in southern China, is the latest company in 2013 to order Roland presses. They purchased an 8-color Roland 500 with full UV application.
3D Print Forum launched at InPrint 2014

The 3D Print Forum, a dedicated conference stream for 3D Print & Additive Manufacturing, has been launched and will take place at InPrint 2014, 8-10 April, in recognition of the growing role this exciting technology plays within the design and manufacturing process.
GMG packaging proofing solution makes UK debut at Northprint & Pack

GMG, leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions, demonstrates the GMG OpenColor packaging proofing solution for the first time in the UK at Northprint & Pack 2013, Harrogate, from 14th-16th May (Booth B108).
QuadTech to highlight in-line inspection and color measurement innovations at ICE Europe 2013

Under the theme of "The Power of Better: People + Technology = Solutions" press technology leader QuadTech, Inc. offers automatic on-the-fly inspection and color measurement equipment for virtually all packaging substrates, at ICE Europe 2013, Munich (stand Hall A6, Stand 656).
ContiTech and Max Daetwyler Corp. enter strategic partnership for USA

The Conti Laserline series of flexo printing forms continues on a successful course after its introduction at the Drupa 2012. For several months already, flexo printing customers in the US have been served by the Max Daetwyler Corporation USA (MDC).
Integrated Inkjet for Germany

Manroland Web Systems has received an order from Axel Springer AG for 19 additional Integrated Inkjet installations. The publishing house has decided to equip its newspaper presses with inkjet imprint systems at all German sites.
QuadTech drops U.S. patent infringement lawsuit against Q.I. Press Controls

QuadTech, Inc. has announced that it has asked the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) to dismiss one of the lawsuits it filed against Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), while at the same time continuing legal action on a separate deceptive advertising lawsuit.
Rotomail Italia Invests in an HP T410 Color Inkjet Web Press

HP has announced that Rotomail Italia Spa, of Vignate (Milan), Italy, has installed an HP T410 CWP as part of its commitment to providing cutting-edge print-on-demand services, powered by market leading technology.
New director at Gämmerler GmbH

As of 1st March 2013 Jörg Westphal will join the Management Team at Gämmerler GmbH, specializing in the field of engineering and distribution. Thus, in the future Gämmerler will be under the management of Dr. Schubert and Jörg Westphal.
DG press MachineS reveals development new web offset press for package printing

After a period of strong growth DG press MachineS, a sister company of DG press ServiceS announces the development of a new web offset press for package printing carrying the name Thallo.
Manroland India with new Managing Director

Effective from 15th January, Pankaj Bhasin, 51, is the new Managing Director of Manroland India, a subsidiary of Manroland Web Systems GmbH. Pankaj Bhasin holds a BE and MBA degree from Delhi university and has profound experience in various branches of business.
Alexander Wassermann becomes CEO of Papersystems Group

As of March 1, 2013 Alexander Wassermann (47) has taken over chairmanship of the Management Board of Papersystems Holding GmbH as CEO. He is thus following Klaus Aarestrup, who departed the group on December 31, 2012, in order to accept a new challenge.
International Survey of Industry Consultants Reveals Predictions For The Future Of Print

Duomedia, an agency specializing in public relations and marketing communications for the graphic arts, industrial, and technology markets, conducted a survey in the fourth quarter of 2012 to gain insight from key consultants in the graphic arts industry.
Flint Group Flexographic Products expands Ahaus production site

By building a new production hall in Ahaus (Germany), Flint Group Flexographic Products significantly increases its production capacities for sleeves and adapters.
Favini presents Secure Skin

Favini reveals one of its latest security innovations: Secure-Skin, a unique micro embossing. At first sight it looks simply to be a decorative embossing, but it embeds a micro text visible with a 15x or more powerful lens.
Epson SureColor SC-F series of dye sublimination printers make UK debut at Sign & Digital 2013

The Epson SureColor SC-F7000 and SC-F6000 dye-sublimation printers will be shown for the first time in the UK at Sign & Digital 2013 (Stand N10, NEC, Birmingham 30th April- 2nd May 2013).
Founder of Muller Martini Group Dies at the Age of 96

Hans Müller, founder of the Muller Martini Group and pioneer in machine construction for the graphic arts industry has died at the age of 96 in Zofingen, Switzerland. What started out in 1946 with the first pad and booklet stitching machine developed by Hans Müller gave rise to a global company group that enjoys outstanding international renown.