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PrintMirror         January 30
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

Frank Romano went out on a limb: "The highest print quality that I have ever seen" proclaimed the American print guru about the new silver-based printing technology from Lume Jet. This will certainly be examined under a microscope at the Ipex coming up in London soon. The second interesting message of the week comes from Efi: The digital printing and software giant formed a strategic alliance with Landa and will provide workflow and RiP solutions for Landa’s nanographic printing presses. Another interesting alliance has been formed by Konica Minolta’s acquisition of a ten percent stake in French manufacturer MGI. One of the goals is the development of the next generation of digital printing systems. What else our industry is up to is in today’s newsletter below and for daily news, visit our Printmirror | Druckspiegel website.


PS: Printmirror | Druckspiegel will be publishing its March issue in English. (Out on March 28th.) The magazine will focus on: Industrial Printing, web-to-print, crossmedia, mobil + co, 3D printing, and printed electronics. It will also have special section on INPRINT. Interested in placing an advertisement? Please contact Jean-Pierre Ferreira: +49 69 94415084 or

Zünd: Raising the bar of productivity in digital cutting

A leading manufacturer of multifunctional digital cutting systems, the company will display one of its most successful products, theS3 digital cutter, supported by new functionalities at IPEX 2014.
ThermoFlexX shows leading imager technology at Ipex 2014

Visitors at Ipex 2014 will be able to see demonstrations of a new Cloudflow, a groundbreaking ‘workspace’ concept for the web-enabled production environment, following a recent worldwide agreement between Xeikon and Hybrid Software.
Ultra-high quality inkless printing technology at IPEX 2014

The LumeJet technology has been designed from the ground up to exploit the proven, continuous tone quality of Silver Halide media and its extended RGB colour gamut. This produces vibrant, smooth and colour accurate images and exploits the inherent micron-sized grain resolution of the media for ultra-sharp text and graphics.
MGI and Konica Minolta form an alliance

Konica Minolta,Inc.acquires a minority stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology and forms a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the innovation and commercialization of next generation digital printing solutions.
EFI and Landa Form Strategic Alliance

EFI and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing™ solution.
Marking the FINAT 2014 Labelling Agenda

FINAT, the international association for the self-adhesive label industry announces its 2014 labelling events. Learning and networking are key aspects of the industry and greatly valued by its members.
REAL Digital starts the new year with a bang

REAL Digital kicks off 2014 with major investment in two Screen Truepress Jet 520 digital web presses. Investment to drive growth by award-winning cross media company as it aims to achieve £19 million plus turnover
Manroland web systems expands network to Malaysia and Brunei

Intensive Engineering joins as new Sales and Service Partner for manroland web systems. The company will promote all products from manroland web systems, well suited to the customer needs in the region’s web printing industry.
EFI Raises the Bar in Web to Print

EFI™ has launched the latest version of its Digital StoreFront® software. Available this quarter, version 7 of EFI Digital StoreFront combines the software's SmartStore Builder interface with advanced HTML5 tools for optimised web-to-print storefront access across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
EFI Acquires SmartLinc

Efi a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has acquired shipping software developer SmartLinc Inc.
Ibis targets newspapers with new Smart-binder X ‘stretched’ model

Ibis Integrated Bindery Systems, the market leader in digital in-line saddle stitching, has today announced the launch of its latest model, the Smart-binder ‘X’, that will also target the newspaper market.
An environmental choice of material

When the Swedish retail chain Coop decided to create new packaging for its own-brand frozen berries, it deliberately chose a higher-priced base material for environmental reasons. Coop selected the paperboard material Invercote Bio, a virgin-fibre-based board coated with bioplastic.

Mark Andy Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Wilken as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mark Andy Inc.
Chief Executive Officer to step down due to ill-health

It is with deep regret that the board of directors (“the board”) of Sappi Limited today announced that the CEO of the company, Ralph Boëttger, will be relinquishing his position as CEO and director on 30 June 2014.
More than just ink

Earthinks® launched to offer “the most natural inks on the market” for flexographic and screen printers. Earthinks offer sustainability benefits as well as high-performance and are a cost-effective alternative to standard inks.