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PrintMirror         November 07
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Koenig & Bauer AG: Sales and earnings targets for 2013 no longer attainable

Based on expected results for the third quarter the management board of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has revised its previous sales and earnings forecast for 2013. In view of the much lower sales volume than expected in both business segments due to economic and market developments, the press manufacturer's initial target of Group annual sales of approx. €1.3bn in 2013 will not be reached and management estimates revenue of approx. €1.1bn.
Hubergroup launches new universal UV ink − NewV maxX

Many of the printing presses in use today in the UV sheet-fed offset segment have to process a very wide range of substrates, from absorbent papers to non-absorbent films and foils. To achieve perfect results, then, it's necessary to frequently switch back and forth between various ink systems (UV paper inks/UV film inks).
DuPont Cyrel DigiFlow Extends Quality Printing Capability at Optimasmart

DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) has announced that Optimasmart, a trade shop located in Moscow, Russia, recently adopted the new DuPont Cyrel DigiFlow 1000 ECLF state-of-the-art exposure and light finisher.
Young Russian print firm receives KBA Rapida 105

Yaroslavl, part of the Golden Ring northeast of Moscow, is one of the oldest and best known cities in Russia. Located on the Volga it has a long tradition in the graphic arts industry. One of the youngest printing houses in Yaroslavl is Polygraph Print which up to now printed exercise books and writing pads predominantly on technology from local manufacturers. Commercial products were then added to the firm’s portfolio. A new Rapida 105 with five inking units and coater has been in operation in the company’s brand-new press room since September.
I-print Oy, Finland: Profit and the compatibility concept

Dependability is the one attribute that I-print Oy Managing Director Seppo Lahti associates with Ferag technology. He points to the mailroom system, which has coped with routine production conditions for all of 15 years. Despite the resilient technology, an update was on the cards, and a few months ago the stacking system dating from 1998 was replaced with modern MultiStack technology.
Heidelberg increases profitability significantly – earnings target confirmed

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) significantly improved profitability in the second quarter of financial year 2013/2014 (July 1 to September 30, 2013). As expected, the operating result (EBITDA) in the second quarter was clearly above the previous year's figure. EBITDA for the first half of the year also improved considerably and was positive overall. Net financial debt fell slightly due to the positive free cash flow.
Heidelberg and Fujifilm join forces in inkjet printing

Fujifilm Corporation together with Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems Co., Ltd. (Fujifilm), and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) have unveiled a strategic partnership in the area of inkjet printing.
German Court Invalidates Durst Patent Case Against Efi

Efi has announced that the Federal Patent Court of Germany has invalidated substantial parts of a patent held by Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH related to white ink printing that Durst had previously asserted in an infringement action against Efi.
Goss appoints Mark Oggero as Senior Vice President of Global Operations

Goss International Corporation today announced that Mark Oggero has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Operations. In his newly created position, Mark oversees Goss’ global manufacturing operations. He will focus on further integrating and improving Goss’ worldwide production of simple, easy to use and cost effective technology for the company’s global customer base.
Sun Chemical to Demonstrate New Products for Printed Circuit Boards at Productronica 2013

Sun Chemical will show its extensive range of inks for the printed circuit board industry including a new product, at Productronica from 12-15 November 2013 at Messe München on Stand 540, Hall B1.
Landa and Komori strengthen strategic relationship

Landa Corporation and Komori Corporation have announced the strengthening of their strategic relationship. The companies had collaborated during Landa’s development of Nanography, with Komori providing sheetfed platforms for Landa’s launch of Nanographic Printing at Drupa 2012.
Saxon culture and print for anniversary celebrations

KBA RUS, KBA’s Russian sales and service subsidiary, celebrated its 10th birthday from 23 to 25 October. The management of KBA RUS invited 70 representatives from printing firms in Russia and central Asia to Dresden in Saxony and to the KBA plant in Radebeul.
Inci.Flex first repro house worldwide to gain Esko Full HD Flexo Certification

Esko announces that Italian-based Inci.Flex is the first repro house in the world that achieved Full HD Flexo Certification. The company was the first in Italy to invest in Full HD Flexo last year, and now already passed Esko's rigorous certification process.
Delicate laser cutting on eyecatching cover

The starting point for the cover of the German graphic magazine Novum’s October issue is a tribute to typography. The designers, Clormann Design, played with letters in various typefaces to create a delicate pattern which is laser cut from the page. The result is attracting a lot of attention both in Germany and abroad.
Highcon Euclid officially opens for commercial operation at Glossop Cartons

Glossop Cartons’ recent high profile investment in the innovative Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine was formally celebrated last week when the UK’s leading manufacturer of carton board packaging products held an exclusive open event for its customers to come and meet the Euclid.
KBA: 14-day tour through Greater China

Koenig & Bauer (KBA) took to the road informing printers of the latest sheetfed offset trends in the printing industry as part of the seventh KBA road show through China in the first half of October.
Mimaki Brings Flatbed Wide Format Printing to a Broader Range of Graphics Businesses

Mimaki, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, has announced the upcoming launch of the JFX200-2513, a large format flatbed UV inkjet printer that can print up to 25 square meters per hour on materials up to 2,500 x 1,300 mm and up to 2” (50 mm) thick.
A Manroland dozen for OISA

Mexico’s leading packaging print company OISA has just purchased its 12th Manroland Offset press – a Roland 706 LTTLV/UV. Since the installation of its first Roland 705 LV in 1999, OISA has grown to become internationally recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of folding cartons in Mexico.
New Bobst Dark Night Process Unveiled at Bobst Manchester Open House

Over 60 visitors from around the world attended this year’s Bobst Manchester Open House held at its Heywood Technology Centre on 15th October 2013. The event saw visitors from the UK, Europe, North America, Canada, South America, Africa and India.
New heavy weight Billerud Flute opens new market possibilities

BillerudKorsnäs is launching a heavy weight semi-chemical fluting in 220 gsm. The new product is so strong that it can contribute to replace wood packaging. Following market driven demands on strong containerboard materials for heavy-duty packaging, BillerudKorsnäs has developed a heavy-weight semi-chemical fluting at the mill in Gruvön, Sweden.
Legendary Swiss Watch will be printed

Wencia Luxury Group signed a contract with IQDEMY, DPS Innovations and Caldera on joint manufacturing of high-tech equipment for printing on the watch surface.