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PrintMirror         February 14
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

in the past week it was especially the major press manufacturers that captured attention: Heidelberg has announced improved profitability and also KBA believes it is on track and intends to pay a dividend again in 2016. Meanwhile, the staff of KBA Mödling is fighting – largely ignored by the industry – for their jobs, because the corporate restructuring actually is a shrinking and will cost thousands of jobs. However, positive signals come from the digital printing industry with innovations and interesting installations. Last but not least, the industry is looking ahead at the upcoming Ipex 2014 in London to provide an indication for how the future looks. The latest news about this event can be found here in our newsletter and as always, on our Printmirror | Druckspiegel website.


PS: The next issue of Printmirror | Druckspiegel will be published on March 21st and completely in English. The advertising deadline is February 17th. The issue will have extra circulation at: IPEX, InPrint and Lope-C.

Domino shows their digital ink jet solutions at IPEX 2014

Domino will highlight how the versatility and productivity of its digital ink jet printing technologies can deliver added value through integrated, high speed customisation, addressing, coding and numbering to a range of hybrid printing, mailing and gaming applications on its stand (S5 / F391) at Ipex 2014.
Esko Studio Toolkit helps accurately predict artwork distortion

GROUP360 Worldwide has been using a number of Esko design tools to build virtual 3D models of packaging – much faster and less expensively than physical prototypes – for customer reviews, and to create accurate artwork for shrink sleeves.
First wide-format print-and-cut machine from Colorific

Capitalising on a year’s worth of success with its Lightbar technology, Colorific announces the launch of its first wide-format print-and-cut machine, the UV640PC. The 1.6m (64″) printer combines the benefits of solvent and UV-curable chemistries to provide a viable, cost-effective alternative to latex while offering the photo-realistic print quality critical to many applications at this market level.
New packaging opportunities with FFEI’s RealPro Toolkit

FFEI Ltd, the global developer of award-winning digital imaging solutions, today announces that Peninsula Print & Design – a leading commercial print company – has significantly improved productivity and job accuracy since introducing RealPro Toolkit into its packaging prepress cycle
EFI Fiery DFE Powers New Ricoh Production Monochrome Printers

EFI™ has introduced a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) offering greater image detail as well as faster job set-up and management on new Ricoh Pro 8100s/8100EX /8110s/8120s black-and-white digital printers.
Ipex 2014: A journey of discovery, engagement and profit

It is the first international print event to combine an exhibition with a comprehensive content programme. Strategically developed to respond to the fast-evolving marketing communications landscape, Ipex is the definitive information source for the latest trends, challenges and technologies driving the global print industry.
Fustelgraf commission 2nd ROLAND 900

Italian company Fustelgraf SPA recently installed a ROLAND 906 LV. The new purchase is the company’s second ROLAND 900 press, following its 2008 purchase of a ROLAND 905 LV.
Temprina Media Grafika orders new six-tower Goss press to address continuing growth of Jawa Pos

Temprina Media Grafika has installed a new six-tower, two-folder single-width Goss Community SSC press at its printing facility in Solo City, Central Java. TMP is part of Jawa Pos Media GroupThe Group is among the world’s largest Goss press users, with approximately 900 Goss units in operation across Indonesia.
Xeretec confirms Ipex attendance

The company, a strategic partner for Xerox production technology and Top 5 European integrator of managed print services, will showcase the flagship Xerox iGen 150 Press and Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000.
Esko presents 3D Virtual Shop and Display Design at EuroShop 2014

Esko’s first time attendance will focus on solutions for visualization and production of POS-displays and innovative packaging. A special focus will be on Esko Store Visualizer, a solution that enables hyper-realistic, real-time visualization of the display designs on virtual shelves – shown during the fair on a huge 3D screen.
Xennia digital ceramic inks receive formal approval for use

Xennia Technology announces that its XenInx Zircon range of digital ceramic printing inks has been awarded formal approval for use in recirculating printheads from major printhead manufacturer Xaar plc.
Updating techology - Opting for the best

Commissioning of a Goss Magnum 4 sent Agderposten Trykk AS in Arendal (Norway) careening into a postpress processing bottleneck. With the inserting process no longer able to keep pace with the high printing speeds, updating the inserting technology was seen as the No. 1 priority.
Goss promotes Rutger Jansen to head service team

Goss International has promoted Rutger Jansen, an executive with extensive company and web offset industry experience, to head its Customer Service operations and network supporting Goss customers in Europe.
New high-performance digital front ends for Konica Minolta bizhub presses

EFI™ and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc., announced the availability of two new digital front ends. Running on the latest, award-winning Fiery FS100 Pro platform, the EFI Fiery DFEs provide unparalleled performance, colour management and workflow automation tools, according to EFI.
New Project Team to revolutionize Digital Flexo!

On December 11 & 12 2013, experts of Nuova Gidue, UPM Raflatac, Adare, Esko, Flint Group, Dupont and Apex Group of Companies gathered for a kick off meeting to run a project that aim to create history.
Better and faster - the new JV33

Mimaki Engineering Co.,Ltd. announced that it will introduce the enhanced version of the JV33 series at C!Print in Lyon, France. Focused on bringing new ideas, new applications and new markets to providers of printing services, the show will be held from 4 through 6 February.
Introducing their new high-speed, inkless Technology

Digital print innovator, LumeJet, is attending InPrint 2014 to showcase its new high-speed, high-volume inkless Digital Print Head (DPH) technology. At Inprint Lumejet will unveil the LumeBar DPH linehead which is aimed at manufacturers of industrial packaging, security and printed electronics machines.
Transeo Media makes its debut at IPEX 2014

Transeo Media has chosen to participate at Ipex 2014 to show visitors how its extensive portfolio can help enhance print services and increase profitability. Highlight of the company's stand (N1-B092) will be demonstrations of some of the most cutting-edge software platforms in the industry today for print, marketing and photo finishing.
Xeikon appoints Patrick Van Baelen as VP Marketing

Patrick Van Baelen has been appointed Vice President Marketing and member of the Executive Committee. In his new role, Patrick will be heading up worldwide marketing for both the labels and packaging and the document and commercial markets. He is primarily tasked with driving profitable revenue growth stimulated by customer driven innovation.
Major Launches at IPEX 2014

Hybrid Software will use Ipex 2014 for the worldwide launch of a host of products under the umbrella of its new Cloudflow suite, which signals a major shift in philosophy and product mix for the company.
FINAT Technical Seminar 2014

Following the last three highly successful seminars, which each attracted around 200 attendees, FINAT, the international association for the self-adhesive labelling industry, will again return to Barcelona this year for its biennial technical seminar. This year the versatile programme is all about about redesigning the label.
Xeikon Signs ThermoFlexX Distribution Agreement With Anderson & Vreeland

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, has signed a distribution agreement with Anderson and Vreeland for its ThermoFlexX line of high quality digital imagers for flexographic platemaking.