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PrintMirror         November 21
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Goss International cites Ipex 2014 as a key event for 2014

Leading web offset press manufacturer Goss International has confirmed its presence at Ipex 2014 (24-29 March 2014, ExCeL London). The latest sign-up reaffirms the exhibition’s appeal as an influential sales platform for international print manufacturers and suppliers to do business directly with their customers.
Sappi and KAPAG announce direct sales and marketing partnership in France

Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Swiss Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG) are joining forces to launch Sappi’s bright white cellulose carton brands Algro Design and KAPAG’s Algro Duo to the French printing and packaging market. In the spirit of "Total Brand Consistency", the purpose of this collaboration is to harness the power and expertise of both companies, enabling them to enhance the product portfolio and service levels for companies in France that are in the premium printing and packaging sectors.
Ipex 2014 seeks offset printers for Make Ready Challenge

Ipex 2014 is inviting offset printers from around the globe to put forward their best offset press operators to show off their skills by taking part in a Make Ready Challenge, which takes place over the six-day event at the Excel London (24-29 March 2014).
Innovation on Display for MGI at Cartes 2013

MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the French manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, will showcase their latest innovations for the industrial plastic card manufacturing industry at the Cartes 2013 show, held at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte in Paris November 19th to 21st, 2103 (Hall 3, D073).
HT Media, India: Dependability and performance tip the scales

With its publications Hindustan Times and Hindustan, HT Media is one of the big players in India's daily newspaper market. The two publications alone add up to a daily total circulation of 2.3 million copies, enabling the publisher to reach 12.4 million readers. To provide the best possible service to a readership spread across the entire subcontinent, the company operates a total of 21 printing centres.
Inaugural Packprint Summit Americas closes to positive reviews

Delegates and exhibitors attending the first ever Packprint Summit Americas held in Miami last week have praised the event, which was hosted at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel by the Labelexpo Global Series. The two-day conference and table top exhibition was attended by 212 delegates, which included many senior representatives from the North and Latin American label and package printing industry.
Ipex 2014’s World Print Summit gathers momentum

The latest details of the highly-anticipated World Print Summit have been announced. A senior level, strategic thought leadership event that takes place at the heart of Ipex 2014 at the ExCeL London (24-29 March 2014), the World Print Summit will deliver a pertinent content programme that will define the fast-evolving print industry.
World’s first 160-page Lithoman begins operation

The world’s largest heatset commercial press from Manroland Web Systems began operation on schedule at Kraft-Schlötels, part of the WKS Druckholding Group, in Wassenberg, Germany.
Agfa Graphics launches new Azura TU chemistry-free printing plate

At a press conference at its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium, on 12 November 2013, Agfa Graphics has announced the latest addition to its assortment of chemistry-free printing plates.
Innovation will enhance prospects for gravure in the market place

Several innovations were presented at ERA’s recent Packaging and Decorative Gra-vure Conference which took place in Novara, Italy on 5-6 November. ERA Secretary General James Siever concluded: “Innovation will enhance the prospects of gravure in the markets for packaging and decorative printing.”
Flint Group honours the winners of the 9th consecutive Narrow Web Print Award

Flint Group has announced the winners that were presented at the award ceremony at Labelexpo 2013. Fifty-five narrow web converters from around the world, participated in the 9th annual Flint Group Narrow Web Print Awards competition, submitting a record breaking number of over 150 various entries submitted.
E.C. Shaw Company Installs Nyloflex Next FV exposure

In today’s market, packaging plays an important role in the sale of many products, from the items on the grocery shelf to the boxes at the local warehouse club, consumers have many choices from which to choose. The consumer’s choice is often influenced by the appearance of the packaging and the brand identity, with the careful selection of colour shades and graphics by the brand owners.
New Stahlfolder from Heidelberg doubles folding speeds at U.S. print shop

J.S. McCarthy Printers, headquartered in Augusta, ME, is the first U.S. printer to install a Stahlfolder KH-82 6KTLP folder with pallet-fed PFX feeder and Twinstacker TSH-70 delivery from Heidelberg.
Alpha Editora surfs the small run wave with R700 DirectDrive

Taking advantage of the market trend for small printing runs, the 37 year-old Brazil print company Alpha Editoria has added a new 10-colour Roland 700 DirectDrive perfecting press to its 7000 sq. meter plant.
MasterMail makes the difference with a Xeikon 8500

Xeikon announces that MasterMail, a direct marketing company in Belgium, installed a Xeikon 8500. MasterMail will use this press to make the difference in multichannel direct marketing.
Mark Andy Europe Continues to Grow

As Mark Andy continues strong growth in all parts of Europe, the company is pleased to announce personnel additions to its Switzerland-based sales office. Timo Donati (photo) has signed on as Sales Manager, Western Europe; at the same time, the administrative staff has been expanded with the addition of Monika Mägli and Michelle Borer.