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PrintMirror         September 26
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MGI Announces Acquisition of Ceradrop

MGI Digital Graphic Technology has announced the acquisition of 100% stake in Ceradrop, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-end professional inkjet printing systems for the printed electronics industry.
Harlequin Digital Hub debuts at Labelexpo

The new Harlequin Digital Hub for label printing makes its debut at Labelexpo by first-time exhibitors Global Graphics Software in Hall 9, Stand 9H12. Global Graphics Software has worked since 1988 to develop industry-leading front end software for conventional pre-press film and plate-making systems and digital proof printers across many sectors including newspapers, commercial print and wide format.
New Goss Packaging Technology Center will open in January 2014

Goss International will open a specialized facility in January of 2014 for demonstration of its Sunday Vpak web offset presses, as well as a wide range of print, technology and consumables testing.
14-unit KBA Rapida 106 for St. Petersburg

Just a few years ago, long sheetfed offset presses were often considered an exclusive domain of American printers. Today, however, this trend can be observed increasingly in the European packaging sector. Superlative and record-breaking configurations are being supplied ever more frequently to users in Europe.
UPM Raflatac at Labelexpo Europe 2013 – Engineered with Raflatouch

UPM Raflatac invites label printers and brand owners to visit stand 5D60 at Labelexpo Europe on 24-27 September in Brussels. This year’s main theme ‘Engineered with Raflatouch’ highlights UPM Raflatac’s commitment to develop high-performing and sustainable label materials delivered through the best performing supply chain in the industry.
Labelexpo – RTI Digital Ltd. Launches the New Memjet-Powered Vortex

RTI Digital Ltd., formerly OWN-X AG, the high-tech digital printer manufacturer, has announced the launch of its Vortex 851R label printer powered by Memjet, a global provider of high-speed color printing technologies. RTI Digital will premiere the Vortex 851R at Labelexpo Europe in Hall 5, Stand 5A15. The show runs from 24-27 September.
Flint Group – Raw Material Update

Jan Paul van der Velde (photo), Senior Vice President of Procurement, Flint Group provides insight into expected raw material developments during Quarter 3, 2013.
Bencis and Gimv-XL’s acquisition reinforces Xeikon’s role in digital printing and prepress technology

Xeikon has confirmed that Bencis Capital Partners (“Bencis”) completed its purchase of Punch International (“Punch”) controlling interest in Xeikon, making Bencis the largest shareholder of the company. The Gimv-XL fund invested alongside Bencis as minority shareholder.
Atlantic Zeiser promotes new booklet label encoding system at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Atlantic Zeiser, a global solution provider of personalization and coding systems, will be conducting an interactive market study for Digiline Booklet. The company’s variable data encoding concept dedicated to booklet labels used for clinical trials, is now in an advanced development stage. The system will be discussed at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels from September 24-27, 2013, in Hall 7, Booth 7K99.
Landa Reveals Print Quality Enhancements and Press Design Upgrades

Landa announces major developments to its Landa S10FC and S10C Nanographic Printing Presses, enhancing print quality and upgrading the press design. The new changes firmly place Nanographic Printing presses as a production-oriented digital printing solution for mainstream applications.
Investment security pays

Al-Ahram is bringing its Ferag mailroom technology up to the state of the art. Within the context of a retrofit program, three ETR-H series inserting drums that were installed in 1996 have been equipped with new components from the MultiSertDrum generation. As part of a second stage, the intermediate storage and winding periphery has been replaced by the latest MultiDisc technology.
MM Karton joins Xeikon Aura Partner network

Xeikon, an innovator in digital printing technology and Mayr-Melnhof Karton, the world’s leading producer of recycled fibre based board with a rising position in virgin fibre based board, has announced that following extensive testing and cooperation, MM Karton is joining the Xeikon Aura partner network.
Sappi’s Alfeld Mill PM2 Rebuild Increases Speciality Paper Capacity

The ambitious rebuild of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at Sappi’s Alfeld Mill is designed to modernize the 300-year-old mill and prepare it to address changing market demands. The replacement of the existing MF (machine finished) drying section with a new MG (machine glazed) cylinder brings more smoothness and gloss combined with high strength characteristics to the Sappi product lines that will be produced on the rebuilt PM2.
ABC-Impex Increases Flexibility with Xeikon 3050

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, has announced that ABC-Impex, a Romania-based printing company, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3050 digital color press to increase the flexibility and versatility of its folding carton production workflow.
Prooftag at LabelExpo: new chaometric security solution designed for Label Converters

Prooftag, a high security solutions provider for brand protection and document security, will present at LabelExpo the latest evolution of the FiberTag technology. Introduced at LabelExpo Chicago 2012 in partnership with Neenah Paper, the FiberTag concept has raised a high level of interest from label converters, brands and governments.
Agfa Graphics: Print and Mobile Publishing Solutions for Newspapers at WPE 2013

Advanced workflow solutions for newspaper publishing on tablets and smartphones and increased efficiencies and cost-savings in newspaper print production from Agfa Graphics can be found at the World Publishing Expo 2013 (IFRA Expo & Conference) next month in Berlin.
New Sales and Service Partner for Manroland Web Systems in Indonesia

As of 1 September 2013, PT Mandiri Anugerah Nusantara will be the new Sales and Service Partner for Manroland Web Systems in Indonesia. The Surabaya-based company, represented by Managing Director Wenly Setiawan (photo) and Technical Director Bambang Rudiyanto, will take care of Manroland Web Systems’ numerous customers in Indonesia.
First project from new Champions industry platform now also joined by IdeAlliance

The new Print Process Champions cross-industry platform has completed its first project with the launch of 'Processus de standardisation de la couleur'. The French edition of 'Process Colour Standardisation' is a co-publication by IDEP adapted from the original PrintCity version published in English and German in 2012.
Printing on stones and marble simplified

Iqdemy, a group of leading companies uniting the world’s best practices and expertise in the digital large format marketplace, is proud to announce its participation at Viscom Paris (September 24-26, booth H10) and Reklama Moscow (September 24-27, hall 1C36).
Gidue’s M3 Digital Flexo will be present at Labelexpo Asia 2013

The 10th edition of Labelexpo Asia will be held in Shanghai at the New International Expo Centre from the 3rd December to the 6th of December 2013. Nuova Gidue S.r.l., the Italian manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the Labels & Packaging industry, will be present at booth H16 in hall E2 with the revolutionary M3 Digital Flexo.
Ipex 2014 to host Open Day at London ExCeL

Ipex 2014 will host an Open Day at the event’s new home, London ExCeL, on Wednesday 20th November 2013 from 10:00 – 16:00. The event offers prospective and confirmed exhibitors, their marketing and sales teams, stand contractors and designers a highly interactive day of essential briefings designed to enhance their presence at Ipex 2014.
Stora Enso to present its products and concepts at the FachPack 2013

At the forthcoming FachPack 2013 fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Stora Enso will present its latest product developments of specialty papers and packaging boards. With its motto ‘Redesign your Packaging Material: Challenge – Create – Change’ Stora Enso wants to encourage and challenge FachPack visitors to rethink conventional forms and materials of packaging. The company will also showcase new, fibre-based packaging solutions.
Pack Print International 2013 a great success

Pack Print International 2013 closed its doors with a bang on 31 August 2013 at Bangkok International Convention and Exhibition Center (BITEC) with a record breaking 30% growth in visitor attendance and the largest number of visiting delegations since its inaugural staging in 2007.