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PrintMirror         April 04
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror

Dear reader,

impressive gains in the double digit million Euros is certainly good news for Manroland Sheetfed and the remaining employees of the Manroland AG in Offenbach, Germany. Even if one has to allow for taxes and if it is somewhat unclear exactly from what sources the profits can be attributed to. Otherwise the news are relatively quiet probably due to the recent holidays. The industry is looking at the upcoming trade shows such as China Print, Printtek in Istanbul and the Lope-C and we will keep you posted.

Here is a selection of recent news; for all news please see our website


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Sappi: Compostable laminate packs

In 2014, a new EU Packaging Directive is set to come into force which will place the responsibility for ensuring that ‘packaging is not excessive for the purpose intended and is suitable for recycling, energy recovery or composting’ firmly with the packaging producer.
Prestigious Design Award Program Recognizes Highly Innovative Design of Landa Nanographic Printing Presses

Landa has announced it has received the prestigious Good Design award for its Landa Nanographic Printing Presses. The Good Design award program is considered the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence, and was created in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
Retrofitting at News Limited – An Australian-German success story

Turnover and profit need to be secured, however, with what strategic, competitive solutions? Manroland Web Systems together with News Limited in Australia, a company of the international media company News Corporation with headquarters in New York, have come up with a solution: Retrofitting and modernization replace reinvestment.
Polestar – £50m web offset press investment with Goss International

Polestar is pleased to announce a £50m investment with Goss International Corporation to replenish its web offset technology. This agreement is for six presses – two 96pp, two 64pp and two 16pp.
Inca Digital appoints John Mills as CEO

Inca Digital, the inkjet printing specialist, has announced the appointment of Dr John Mills (photo) as CEO with immediate effect.John has extensive experience of developing and commercialising advanced industrial technologies, specifically in the fields of inkjet and plastic electronics.
Agfa Graphics' :Apogee Suite 8 automates imposition for web printers and integrates web to print in the workflow

Agfa Graphics announced that the latest version of the :Apogee Suite 8 PDF workflow, which is now available world-wide, features a series of new tools for volume printers, allowing them to optimize their production resources.
Manroland Sheetfed publishes 2012 trading results

Sheetfed Holdings Limited (SFHL), the vehicle which acquired the sheetfed division of German printing press builder, Manroland AG in February last year, has published it's IFRS Annual Report & Accounts for the period ended 31st December 2012.
Executive Vice President Peter Kuisle leaves Manroland Web Systems

Peter Kuisle (photo), Member of the Executive Board, leaves Manroland Web Systems GmbH by March 31, 2013. Kuisle has been responsible for Sales, Service, and Marketing and has been Managing Director of Eurografica GmbH for many years. He will take a new professional challenge.
Hooven-Dayton Solidifies its Spot among Label Industry Leaders with the Efi Radius ERP Solution

Efi has announced that Hooven-Dayton Corporation, one of the 200 largest printing and packaging companies in North America, has upgraded to the Efi Radius ERP system as its business management solution.
Chili Publish presents new dealer for Spanish market at 2013

Chili Publish announces that it has signed an expanded sales agreement with SS&C, a leading European consultant for the graphic arts industry. SS&C is now Chili Publish’s authorized dealer for Spain, in addition to its continuing representation of the company in France and The Netherlands.
First KBA Rapida 75 in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s first Rapida 75 went live on 6 March at PPK Parus in Almaty. The company, which was founded in 1992, is one of the leading board printers for the food-processing industry in Kazakhstan.
Etiketten Carini Continues to Invest in Digital with a new HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press

HP has announced that Etiketten Carini GmbH, of Lustenau, Austria, has installed an HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press, its third WS6000-series press, to add capacity and ensure continuity of throughput.
Océ becomes wholly owned Canon subsidiary, integration proceeds apace

Canon Inc. has announced that its consolidated subsidiary Océ N.V., which was delisted from NYSE Euronext Amsterdam in February 2012, became a wholly owned Canon subsidiary on March 8, 2013, following the conclusion of formal statutory buyout proceedings under Dutch law ("squeeze out procedure").
First gluing system to have a certificate for particularly low isocyanate emissions

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) association has issued Baumer hhs with certification confirming that the isocyanate emissions of its gluing system are well below the valid limits. This makes Baumer hhs currently the only manufacturer of gluing systems to hold a certificate of this kind.
InkZone Fountain: The Clear Solution

InkZone Fountain, Digital Information’s all new fountain solution purification system, utilizes powerful, advanced nanofiber technology featuring ceramic nanofibers on a micro-glass matrix, originally engineered for medical applications, to filter out particulates down to 2 nanometers.
Meech extends its Hyperion range

Meech is showcasing for the first time its entire Hyperion range of new static control systems at this year’s of ICE Europe (Hall A5 – Stand 1132). Since the launch of the Hyperion 971 in September last year, the company has now expanded the range with two further static control bars, the Hyperion 971IPS and Hyperion 929IPS, both ideal for converting, packaging and labelling applications.
Spec Systems chooses Xeikon for quality and fast turnaround

Xeikon has announced that South Africa-based Spec Systems installed a Xeikon 3030 digital color press to complement their current business – a first for Xeikon's 3030 press in South Africa.
QuadTech appoints new International Sales Manager

QuadTech, Inc. has announced the appointment of Chuck Irons (photo) as its new International Sales Manager. Irons will oversee the sales efforts of the technology leader worldwide, with the exception of the Americas.