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PrintMirror         February 27
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Andreas Tietz
Der Druckspiegel / PrintMirror
Dear reader,

the upcoming Ipex 2014 will be the world's most important print event this year – even if the trade show has shrunk due to a slew of withdrawals from well-known companies. Anyway, for sure it will not be boring in London at the end of March. In fact, the propagated realignment along with a clear commitment to print seems to bear fruits. Even if big names such as Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Canon and Xerox are missing – many other companies are looking forward to the event, hoping that their innovations may now attract more attention. A lot of news has been announced in recent days and weeks. Read all about this and more in our current newsletter.


PS: You will be attending IPEX, InPrint or Lope-C? We're looking forward to meeting you there. Please feel free to fix an appointment with us.

CHILI Publish and Xeikon make short-run folding carton child’s play

Highly creative short-run folding carton is to be dynamically presented at Ipex by CHILI Publish and Xeikon in collaboration with Belgian toy manufacturer Clics. The initiative is an extension of Xeikon’s Aura Partner Network of non-exclusive relationships with industry-leading suppliers, created to bring together partners in order to provide integrated solutions and a professional networking source
Zünd displays its expertise in cutting technology

At InPrint (Hannover, 8th-10th April), Zünd will present its high-end automated digital cutting solutions for a diverse audience of industrial manufacturers. The company will demonstrate how its superior cutters can increase flexibility and take the performance of different production environments to the next level.
Konica Minolta unveils Ipex show plans

Konica Minolta will use IPEX 14 to demonstrate how its investments are helping the industry to adapt to the changing landscape for printed communications. Unveiled today, the company will use Ipex to help educate visitors through a packed seminar programme and continue to highlight the importance the company is putting on inkjet technology with further updates on KM1, its B2 digital inkjet press, which will be at the show for the first time.
A 10th ROLAND press for Croatia’s LANA

LANA, one of the biggest and most respected packaging printers in the Adriatic region, has purchased a new ROLAND 700 offset press. With 9 Manroland machines installed, this latest purchase may have seemed like a foregone conclusion for LANA but it actually followed some rigorous and lengthy technical research involving all of the world’s major manufacturers.

Masterwork Graphic Equipment has added to its extensive range of die cutters, foil stamping systems, folder/gluers and embossers with the launch of the MK1450ER, the first large format die cutter with stripping and blanking facilities of its kind to be made by a Chinese company
PROKOM production printing community announced

An independent European user group, called PROKOM, has been announced by Konica Minolta as part of its ongoing commitment and support to the print industry. Companies across Europe are being invited to join this production printing community of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS users. PROKOM will help members share, develop and grow efficient digital communication services, as well as become a platform for members to express their "voice of customer"
European Demo Suites for Screen TruePress Jet L350UV digital label press

Dantex is to open two dedicated demonstration facilities - one in the UK and the other in Germany - to showcase the Screen TruePress Jet L350UV digital label press. Managed by expert personnel and equipped with a complete digital label prepress, printing and finishing system, each facility will provide in-depth demonstration, training and label substrate testing services.
ThermoFlexX expands global network with appointments in Portugal

ThermoFlexX has continued the expansion of its global distributor network with two appointments in Portugal. These follow closely behind the announcement of new distributors in America and India and the company says that other agreements are expected over the coming weeks.
Onyx Graphics Announces 25 Years of Innovation

Onyx Graphics, Inc. is celebrating 25 years as an award-winning provider of RIP and print workflow software for the large format display graphics marketplace. Onyx Graphics specialises in providing solutions that drive smarter workflows and helps companies improve profitability by reducing printing costs and increasing productivity.
Intec launches new products at IPEX 2014

After a successful show at IPEX in 2010, Intec Printing Solutions, which has distributors located across the globe, has announced its presence at IPEX 2014 to introduce ground breaking new products for the graphic arts and commercial print industry. The ColorSplash range of digital colour printers will have their exclusive launch at IPEX 2014.
Flint Group Flexographic Products adds new plate to the portfolio

During the past years, the demands for a flexo printing plate have changed significantly; the plates have to be more and more specialised and adapted to the substrate as well as inks. Flint Group Flexographic Products meets these requirements by introducing the high durometer flexographic printing plate, nyloflex® ACE UP Digital.
Xeikon specialty Suites bring innovation to Ipex 2014

Xeikon will be showcasing a host of market-leading solutions at Ipex 2014. The company will demonstrate its integrated hardware and software solutions specifically developed to help customers raise the bar in digital print quality and productivity for a wide range of applications. Ipex is taking place March 24 to 29 at the ExCel in London.
Flexo Concepts at Label Summit Africa 2014

Flexo Concepts announced its plans to exhibit at Label Summit Africa 2014 to promote the advantages of using its TruPoint Orange doctor blade in label and package printing applications.
Food Safety and UV-Cured Printing Inks

David Helsby, President of RadTech Europe - a key information provider for brand owners and retailers - about radiation-curing inks and their usage in package printing.
Radex AG - A New Custom Inkjet Solutions Provider

The founders of Graph-Tech AG are delighted to announce the launch of their new inkjet integration company, Radex AG. Graph-Tech was acquired by Domino Printing Sciences in 2012, after the founding team built it into one of the largest global OEM developers of industrial inkjet solutions. Radex, with its highly experienced team of inkjet specialists will now focus on developing complete solutions for both OEM and end user clients.

Favini announces that the company will be participating in the European High-Security Printing Conference, a leading international event in the field of document-security and brand-protection technologies and solutions, which is to be held in Milan from 17 to 19 February 2014.
Toray to present waterless printing benefits at WAN-IFRA

Toray Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, will be presenting a “good news” story to the newspaper industry at the upcoming WAN-IFRA 9th Middle East Conference to be held in Dubai, March 12 – 13, 2014. Waterless offset printing is an environmentally friendly printing process that delivers higher quality, reduces waste and increases the productivity of newspaper and semi-commercial printing operations.
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.