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PrintMirror         May 16
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the numbers we had to report in recent days are certainly not uplifting: another big minus at the end of the Heidelberg fiscal year, and KBA - usually so proud of their black numbers- report a slump in sales and a negative quarterly result. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that the two bosses are thinking aloud about a cooperation to reduce costs.

And many in the industry looking toward China, the number one export market for German manufacturers of printing and finishing equipment, and therewith another important current news topic: on Tuesday, China Print in Beijing opened their doors for five days. They have become the second largest printing trade show in the world. Read more about this in our news selection and on the druckspiegel | printmirror website.


PS: We are represented at China Print with our first issue in Chinese (see image on the top right) and will also be at Printtek in Istanbul (May 17 - 22). We look forward to seeing you there!

New Ricoh Digital Colour Production Systems

Ricoh is adding two new models – the Ricoh Pro C5110S and Ricoh Pro C5100S digital colour cut sheet production systems – to its market-leading portfolio of production printing solutions. The light production models are a versatile choice for print rooms (CRDs) seeking high quality in-house print capability or digital and quick printers.
Dubai: ColorMix Invests in Efi Wide Format Printer

Saga Digital, Efi’s representative in the region has announced the installation of an Efi wide format printer R3225 at ColorMix LLC, Dubai. ColorMix, a prominent printer in Dubai, opened its doors back in 2005 with a Vutek 3360SC and after many years and many additional printers, the company decided to acquire the new model R3225.
Xerox Equips American University of Kuwait with Managed Print Services

Xerox has equipped the American University of Kuwait (AUK) with “Managed Print Services”. The Xerox ‘Management Print Services’ portfolio used Lean Six Sigma methodology to achieve print fleet optimization, cost management of document services and maximization of return on investment for the university.
Designer Philip Stroomberg wins prestigious award using Sappi Algro Design cartonboard

Designer Philip Stroomberg has been awarded with the A’Design Award and Competition for his highly innovative, interactive The Cube Calendar design, which consists of hundreds of cardboard squares punched from sheets of Sappi Algro Design, assembled in six rows, held together by two binding screws.
Pack Print International: Reinventing critical printing and packaging options within Asia

The 4th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia (PPI 2013) will be staged from 28 to 31 August 2013 with close to 250 prominent companies who will be exhibiting at the trade fair.
Favini at Security Document World, London

Favini, the innovative Italian specialist paper manufacturer, announces its participation at Security Document World, one of the most important international event for security documentation in London, 21 – 23 May 2013, stand K25.
Grafitalia and Converflex: Satisfaction exceeds even the highest expectations

An impressive 18,000 visitors attended Grafitalia and Converflex, the events dedicated to printing, graphics and converting on stage from May 7 to 11 in the exhibition halls of Fiera Milano, Rho.
HP: new solutions and product enhancements introduced at China Print 2013

HP has announced continued market acceptance of the B2-format HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, which is helping print service providers (PSPs) worldwide grow their businesses through increased efficiency and a wider range of digital print applications.
Tresu Group chambered doctor blade technology raises the productivity of flexo and offset at China Print 2013

Tresu Group, a global supplier of flexo printing lines and ancillary products, introduces a range of chambered doctor blade systems and a new ink circulation system at China Print 2013 (stand E4-015).
JMC Signmakers Takes Production Automation to a New Level with Esko i-Cut Automate

JMC Signmakers, based in Zeeland Province, The Netherlands, has taken a giant step forward in its ongoing move toward more profitable automation, according to Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing.
Goss introduces high-automation 2x1 press for newspaper, book and semi-commercial printing

Recognizing changing habits of readers and emerging opportunities for printers, Goss International is launching a first-of-its-kind, highly automated 2x1 web offset press for the production of newspapers, books and semi-commercial publications.
Steinemann Technology at Printtek 2013

At Printtek 2013 (17 – 22 May, Istanbul/Turkey), Ferrostaal Makinalari Ticaret ve Service A.S. – Steinemann Technology AG's distribution partner in Turkey – will be presenting the laminating of print products with solvent-free polyurethane adhesive on the Lotus SF on its exhibition stand in Hall 2 (Stand 213).
China Print: KBA presents the latest in medium and large-format sheetfed offset

At China Print, the world's second-largest print industry trade fair, KBA China has booked a 1,000 m2 stand (W1-008) and will be showing the latest sheetfed offset technologies for medium and large formats. In addition, the innovative high-volume digital web press KBA RotaJet 76 will be represented indirectly by samples of its print products, which are to be finished on the Müller Martini stand.
Taiwanese printer installs Xeikon 3030 Plus Label & Package Printing Press

Leading international Taiwanese label and decoration company CymMetrik Group has invested in a Xeikon 3030 Plus to gain the short-run digital advantage that can be used on conventional substrates.
Landa Digital Printing named a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Imaging and Print Services, 2013”

World renowned research and analysis firm, Gartner, Inc., this week named Landa Digital Printing one of five “Cool Vendors in Imaging and Print Services, 2013”. Landa has developed a unique printing process called Nanography that will enable digital printing for mainstream applications.
Efi Acquires printLeader

Efi has announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held printLeader. printLeader, with headquarters in Palm City, Fla., is a provider of print MIS (management information systems) software products for the printing industry.
Print 13 to fulfill mailers’ every need

Print 13, together with co-located CPP EXPO, coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place, will be the year's largest and most complete tradeshow and conference for mailing and fulfillment professionals and printers involved in direct mail.
Change and success at Manroland Web Systems Inc.

In March 2012, the North American branch of Manroland Web Systems incorporated and began business in the United States and Canada. Specific and challenging goals were put forward for the company’s first year. After its first 12 months of operation, Manroland Web Systems Inc. North America flourishes.
Primir Publishes New Study: "eCommerce & Print Business Models"

Primir, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, has announced that its latest study, "eCommerce & Print Business Models," has been published.
Strong industry turnout for Labelexpo Europe 2013

Labelexpo Europe 2013 is set to be the largest in the show’s 33 year history as it returns to Belgium between 24 – 27 September. 2011’s show floor was 29,670 sqm while 2013’s event has grown to occupy seven halls at Brussels Expo and is on course to cover 31,500 sqm with 30,142 sqm already sold.
Xeikon introduces unique Alpine fuser drum to aid digital printing of cartons

High quality digital carton printing on a wide range of materials is now within reach thanks to new technology from Xeikon. The innovator in digital color printing has developed a unique fuser drum called Alpine, which has a flexible outer layer to help to produce smooth and consistent print on uneven and textured media, especially recycled board stocks.
Another Successful Daco D250R Installation Into Europe

A newly formed company places its trust in Daco Solutions to provide a 2 die station Daco D250R die cut to register machine for its production facility. The client brought several types of materials for testing on a Daco DTD250R and was immediately surprised by the accuracy of the machine and ease of setup when compared to another machine that had been tested.
Esko installs Europe’s first CDI Spark 2420 at

Esko announces the first installation of the new CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager in Europe., a division of Druckerei Heinen GmbH in Bad Münstereifel (Germany), selected Esko based on the quality and scalability of the system as well as Esko’s dedication to providing environmentally sustainable solutions.
Fairfax Media and Manroland: partners in a pioneering restructuring project

Fairfax Media Limited chose Manroland Web Systems to make its newspaper production fit for the future: The company’s sites in Chullora/Sydney and Tullamarine/Melbourne are scheduled to close in June 2014. The production of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Australian Financial Review will be transferred to the sites in Ballarat, west of Melbourne, and North Richmond, north of Sydney.
GMG commits to digital print industries with support of Fogra Process Standard Digital

Achieving Fogra Process Standard Digital (PSD) certification is part of GMG's continued commitment in addressing the issues of process stability and output consistency within all applications of digital print production.
Favini renews its commitment to Madagascan reforestation and environmental protection

Favini is underlining its commitment to protecting the environment by renewing its support for a community based project in Madagascar, off the African coast. Favini is working to help improve the quality of life for the community of Sahavondronina by teaching more innovative farming techniques that make it possible to respect the local ecosystem while helping to develop a more ecological tourism industry.
Xeikon ThermoFlexX 30 digital imager delivers cost efficiency, flexibility and quality

At Grafitalia, scheduled for 7-11 May 2013, stand D21-E30 in Milan, Italy, Xeikon showcases its highly productive ThermoFlexX 30 digital imager with a clear focus on mid-web label and folding carton applications. Its innovative design features a unique Vacuum Slider Concept and its unequalled 5080ppi resolution.
Ahlstrom announces price increases for specialty papers worldwide

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on its specialty paper materials produced by the Label and Processing business. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high cost of raw materials and energy.
Color Quality Solution is the result of cooperation of QuadTech and Hubergroup

QuadTech, a provider of control systems for the printing industry has released a faster, more secure method designed to achieve and maintain a perfect color in cooperation with the ink manufacturer Hubergroup. This is achieved by data from an inline color measuring system, processed with offline color measurement technologies.
Call for Entries RadTech Europe Innovation Awards

RadTech Europe (RTE), the industry association supporting UV and EB curing technology, introduces the entry and participation details of its bi-annual and 6th edition of its international 'Innovations Awards'.
QuadTech to present a range of integrated, in-line press control technology at China Print 2013

QuadTech, Inc. will highlight its enhanced portfolio of press control technology at China Print 2013, New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, 14- 18 May (stand: E2 245). The company has new innovations for the commercial web-offset, packaging and newspaper printing sectors.
Fespa Digital 2013: Esko presents solutions to improve workflow efficiency

Fespa Digital 2013 attendees can discover how to create higher-impact products and streamline their sign and display production workflow by visiting the Esko stand, F35S. The exhibition is being staged at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre from June 25 to 29, where the company will showcase its broad range of software and hardware solutions.
INX Digital introduces MSS Eco Solvent Inkjet Inks

Continuing with a strategic approach to produce innovative new products that are friendly to both the planet and printers, INX Digital has introduced its new MSS eco-solvent inkjet inks. Designed to be used in conjunction with Mimaki JV33T and JV34T wide format printers, these Triangle brand line inks offer a host of environmental solutions.
Q.I. Press Controls upgrades Fairfax Media with mRC-3D

Q.I. Press Controls, the developer of innovative automated press control technologies, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Fairfax Media in Australia to provide mRC-3D colour register and cut-off control for Fairfax Media’s Ballarat and Canberra print facilities. These major installations will be the first of Q.I Press Controls’ mRC-3D technology in Australia.