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PrintMirror         August 29
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The Riso Perfect Binder to Launch at Print 13

Riso, Inc. has announced the upcoming Print 13 show will be the launching pad for the company’s new in-line automated binding system. The Riso Perfect Binder not only complements the production speed of the new ComColor X1 Series high-speed, full-color inkjet printers, but converts the system into a self-contained book manufacturing solution for both short runs and high-volume production.
Efi Announces CFO Transition Plan

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Efi) has announced that Vincent Pilette has resigned as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 3, 2013, to pursue another opportunity. Vincent will be available through the end of the quarter to ensure a smooth transition. The Company will initiate a formal search for a new Chief Financial Officer.
Sun Chemical Supports Migration to X-Rite eXact Spectrophotometer

Sun Chemical Corporation has announced that it is supporting customers in the print and packaging industries as they migrate to using the eXact series of spectrophotometers made by X-Rite/Pantone.
Label’Or doubles digital capacity with Xeikon 3300

Xeikon announces that Label'Or in Belgium has expanded its digital production capacity by installing a second Xeikon 3300. This multi award-winning label printing press and top model in the Xeikon 3000 Series is suitable for roll widths up to 330mm and runs at a maximum speed of 19.2 m/min, enabling a production capacity of almost 400 m²/hour.
The same in Rennes as in Nantes

In the spring of 2011, Société Ouest-France S.A. commissioned new Ferag mailroom technology at the La Chevrolière (Nantes) facility. An exceptional feature of the solution is the logistics system with a buffer that allows bundles to be routed to a holding loop, for call-up for distribution as and when required.
Tailored Rapida technology to drive further business growth

C & C boasts roots which originate from two of the most famous names in publishing and printing in Asia: Zhonghua Book Company and Commercial Press. Both companies were already founded at the end of the 19th century.
Avanti Launches Avanti Slingshot – The Next Generation Print MIS

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS and Web-to-Print solutions has announced the release of Avanti Slingshot, the company’s next generation Print MIS product. The new product, which can be cloud-based or hosted onsite, will be demonstrated at Print 13 in Chicago.
Geostick takes productivity to the next level with Esko

Dutch label specialist Geostick has always been at the forefront of digital printing revolution in the label industry. To entirely exploit the flexibility and productivity of its label presses – including three digital HP Indigo presses, Geostick turned to Esko and CERM to implement a highly automated and integrated workflow for its prepress and administration.
Xeikon NV Half-yearly Report 2013: Increasing sales accompanied by strong increase in net profit

Xeikon NV (‘Xeikon’) has published its half-yearly report for 2013. Sales during the first half were EUR 57.6 million (H2-2012: EUR 56.4 million). The group’s operational cash flow (EBITDA) increased during the same period to EUR 12.6 million (H1-2012 EUR 10.1 million). The net profit for the first half of 2013 was EUR 7.3 million, compared with EUR 4.6 million for the first half of 2012.
Fujifilm announces major presence at Fespa Eurasia 2013

Fujifilm has announced that it has taken the largest stand to date at the inaugural Fespa Eurasia show (Istanbul, October 3rd – 5th). On stand C30, Fujifilm is showcasing the widest range of industry leading high-end and mid-range print production solutions, all of which have been selected especially for this growing marketplace. High productivity combined with superior image quality will be demonstrated across all devices.
InfoTrends Introduces a Survival Guide for the Production Printing Industry in North America

A combination of technological and economic trends is pushing print service providers of all types to continue to be more innovative, more productive, and more cost effective in order to stay in business. The ones that have gained expertise in these areas are actually thriving. It is therefore particularly timely to understand how successfully print services providers are reacting to this challenge.
2013 Ratios Show Printing Industry Profits Increasing

North American printers are learning to improve their profitability even as top-line challenges in sales remain. Printers participating in this years’ Ratios Survey attained average profit rates of 2.7 percent on sales – up from 1.8 percent last year. This is the highest level in the past six years, but it is still not back to the pre-recession level of 3.1 percent in 2008.
Major advances in new Harlequin RIP help print shops grow into digital printing

In the year that the Harlequin RIP celebrates its 25th birthday its developers, Global Graphics Software, have announced the latest in a long-line of technology innovations with the launch of Harlequin MultiRIP 10.
IDC Western Europe Large-Format Printer Trackers, 2Q13 Results

The overall Western European large-format printer market contracted in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), with shipments falling 14.6% year on year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Pamarco Global Graphics to Exhibit at Print 2013

Pamarco Global Graphics will be exhibiting at Print 13, held in the McCormick Center, Chicago, Illinois from September 9-12, 2013. Print 13 is one of the premier trade shows for the graphic communications industry. The company will be located at booth 855.
Dainippon Screen event highlights power of the Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format inkjet printer

Screen Europe, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is demonstrating the production power and flexibility of the new Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format inkjet printer at an Open House event at its European Solutions & Technology Centre in Amstelveen, The Netherlands, on September 19th and 20th 2013.
Domino to unveil next generation full colour digital label press at Labelexpo 2013

Domino will use Labelexpo Europe 2013 for the worldwide launch of its next generation full colour digital ink jet label press. The new addition to the N-Series range signifies a further step forward in the evolution of advanced digital ink jet for label production. This latest offering will deliver maximum productivity benefits, greater variable data printing and colour capabilities and the highest definition output for an even wider range of applications.
China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Packaging, Printing & Plastics on the way to a successful launch

China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Packaging, Printing & Plastics Industries is organized by The People's Government of Zhejiang Province and co-organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Limited. To cope with the market needs on growing technologies and the upgrading for enterprises of packaging, printing and plastics industries in Eastern China, the show will be grandly held in Yiwu International Expo Centre from November 19th to 22nd, 2013.
Konica Minolta to Showcase New Production Print Solutions at Print 13

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced that the company will debut innovative new technologies for the graphic communications industry at Print 13 from September 8-13 at McCormick Place South in Chicago.
Eagle Systems installs Cold Foil System at Rex Corporation of Cenveo Labels & Packaging

Graphic Art Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced the completed installation of its Eagle Cold Foil system at Rex, A Cenveo Company in Jacksonville, FL.
4th Edition of Pack Print Internationa: record breaking 40% increase in exhibition space

Pack Print International 2013’s trade floor is set for the much anticipated biennial staging of the world’s top companies in the packaging and printing sector from 28 to 31 August 2013. The 4th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Southeast Asia brings together leading brand names, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors that are set to move the industry to Thailand’s Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
Scodix to Show Modular Digital Enhancement Accessory Production Tools at Print 13

Scodix, provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has announced they will be exhibiting a complete array of digital enhancement accessory production tools at the upcoming Print 13 tradeshow. Headlining these offerings will be Scodix Metallic, which recently received a 2013 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award.
Sappi Addresses Changing Demand for High Quality Speciality Papers

An ambitious rebuild of Papermaking Machine 2 (PM2) at Sappi’s Alfeld Mill will create the world’s largest papermaking machine producing one-side coated and MGBK (Machine Glazed Bleached Kraft) speciality grades. This complex and meticulously planned project, a €61 Million Investment, has created a great deal of excitement, both in the local community and in the packaging world at large.
Customer focused investment with latest flexo printing technologies installation

Clondalkin Group company Nyco Flexible Packaging has invested in the latest generation UV flexo hybrid printing technology, a new printing facility and additional slitting capacity at its Kirchberg manufacturing site. The investments represent one of the largest projects in the company’s history.