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PrintMirror         May 02
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Dear reader,

it was pleasant: during the entire last, half year, the printing industry remained cautiously optimistic, it seemed as if the worst is over and the industry was again following the overall economic development. But the current economic BVDM (German Assoc. Print & Media) report shows a more negative assessment. One should not exaggerate - but certainly this is a signal that the industry has by no means overcome their crisis. They predict that only innovative products and new technologies guarantee a future in printing. But of course, there are other print markets playing an important role also, such as China and South Africa. Examples of this and other information can be found in our newsletter, and as always, on our website!

With best regards,

Your Printmirror team

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Anderson/LA Installs Efi Vutek GS5000r Superwide Printers

Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX) company based in Los Angeles, California, USA, and Efi, have announced that Anderson/LA has installed two additional, state-of-the-art Efi Vutek GS5000r five-metre UV roll-to-roll printers.
Scodix to Introduce Digital Print Enhancement to Chinese Marketplace at China Print 2013

Scodix, a worldwide leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, will be breaking new ground when it exhibits in China for the first time this May. The company has announced they will debut their latest solutions at China Print 2013 – The 8th Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition (May 14-18) in booth #E1-002.
Hannanprint: Moving into the future with 96 pages

A new building, new installation, and a huge relocation project: Hannanprint presents Warwick Farm, one of the most modern printing centres in the world. There, southwest of Sydney, the currently largest heatset webfed press in Australia started production at the beginning of 2013.
Rotocontrol Celebrates 25 Finishing Machines Sold in South Africa

Rotocontrol has announced another RSC slitter/rewinder finishing machine ordered in South Africa for Avvo Labels. The order was led by Rotocon, the local agent for Rotocontrol in South Africa and marks the 25th Rotocontrol finishing machine sold in South Africa.
Graphics of the Americas Named to Trade Show News Network's Top 250 US Trade Shows List

Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA), produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, has been named in Trade Show News Network's 2012 Top 250 US Trade Shows. GOA ranked 85th in all tradeshows held in the United States last year, across all industries.
A pair of Sundays: Metrocolor adding new Goss web presses in Peru and Mexico

One of the leading and most versatile commercial printing companies in Latin America has ordered a pair of new Goss Sunday 2000 web presses for facilities in Peru and Mexico. Metrocolor, which delivers catalogs, magazines, commercial products and books as well as packaging to 14 countries, will install the Goss systems in mid 2013.
Esko’s solutions showcased at China Print 2013

Esko’s array of solutions, designed to help print and packaging operations maximize the opportunities generated by the fast growing Chinese market, will be the highlight of its presence at China Print on stand E2-090. The 8th Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition will run from May 14 to May 18 at the New China Exhibition Center, Beijing.
Esko releases Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging

In the quest for quality, until now the combination of smooth highlight printing and gravure-like solid ink densities for flexible packaging remained difficult. Esko, who significantly improved flexo platemaking with its HD Flexo technology, now provides a crucial answer by releasing Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging.
Lighter boards and optimised shades

Metsä Board has made major enhancements to its Avanta Prima, Simcote and Carta Elega folding boxboards, following technical improvements made at its mills during the 2011/2012 investment programme. The product enhancements improve the suitability of each cartonboard in the range for a particular packaging end-use such as food; beautycare; healthcare; or luxury packaging and graphics applications.
Eagle Systems Chosen by KBA Japan for Cold Foil Solution

Graphic Art Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced that KBA Japan has retrofitted its first press installation with an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system solution. Just last month KBA installed a Rapida 106 press at the Taisei Co. Ltd., a distinguished Tokyo-based packaging printer.
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.
Fortuna 7 Security Printing Software Features New Tools for Thwarting Counterfeiters

Agfa Graphics has announced the availability of the newest version of :Fortuna (version 7) security printing software. :Fortuna 7, used in securing and preventing counterfeiting and theft around the world, is designed for use in the highest security printing applications, such as banknotes, ID-cards, brand protection, documents, tax labelling and packaging.
Fujifilm installs its first Jet Press 720 in Italy

Fujifilm has announced that it has installed its Jet Press 720 inkjet printing machine for the first time in Italy at Faservice, a forward-looking company located in S. Martino Buon Albergo (Verona). Faservice has chosen the Jet Press 720 for its ability to produce the highest printing quality, to promote limited editions and exquisite applications.
Atlantic Zeiser launches new Digiline Compact

Atlantic Zeiser, a global solutions provider of dedicated personalization and coding systems, has released the new Digiline Compact system for use in printing and encoding variable data on flat carton boxes, cardboard blanks and single sheets. The system will be introduced at Grafitalia in Milan, May 7-11, at the Atlantic Zeiser booth (R29 – Hall 1).
Gallus is with Screeny screen printing plates “strategic supplier” to Schreiner Group

Gallus has extended its long-standing partnership with Oberschleissheim-based Schreiner Group for Gallus Screeny screen printing plates. The programme for optimising usage and boosting efficiency in rotary screen printing has been agreed for the next two years and is then to be continued as part of ongoing process improvement.
Lüscher AG Maschinenbau files for bankruptcy

On 22 April 2013, the Management Board of Lüscher AG Maschinenbau noted a situation of over-indebtedness and requested the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings with the responsible authorities. The company with its head office in Gretzenbach, Switzerland, is a developer and manufacturer of technologically leading CTP systems for different printing technologies.
Raising a Glass to Self-adhesive Labels on Wines and Spirits

Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of the European self-adhesive labelling association Finat, outlines the extensive opportunities of the technology in labelling alcoholic beverages:
Efi Reports Record First Quarter With Revenue of $171M, Up 7%

Efi has announced its results for the first quarter of 2013.For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company reported first quarter record revenue of $171.4 million, up 7% compared to first quarter 2012 revenue of $160.1 million.
Xeikon at Grafitalia 2013

Xeikon announces its presence at Grafitalia, taking place in Milan (Italy) from May 7 to 11, where the company will exhibit on stand D21-E30. Xeikon's attendance to Italy's main printing and graphic arts industry event is the ideal opportunity to present visitors the capabilities of the Xeikon 8600 for ‘Document Printing’ and the Xeikon 3000 Series for ‘Label & Packaging Printing’.
The long-awaited meeting of print and paper industries in Turkey and Eurasia: Printtek 2013

Printtek 2013 will be held between May 17 – 22 at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul. The fair will once again be the right place to be for participants to exhibit their products in print technologies and paper industries, make business connections and premiere latest innovations.
Intergraf Annual Statistical Report published

The 2013 edition of Intergraf’s Annual Statistical Report, The Evolution of the European Graphic Industry has been published. The Intergraf report is the only comprehensive statistical study on the printing industry market in Europe. It covers the 27 member states of the European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland and Croatia where data are available.
Sun Chemical to Showcase its Capability in Digital, Screen and Industrial Printing at Fespa 2013

Sun Chemical, will present its wide portfolio for the screen and digital printing markets at Fespa 2013, 25 – 29 June at the ExCeL London exhibition centre. On stand B20N, Sun Chemical will demonstrate its wealth of expertise showcasing brand new products to add to its ever expanding range.