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PrintMirror         April 10
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Andreas Tietz
Dear Printmirror | Druckspiegel reader,

much of what Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has attemped in terms of digital printing in recent years, was unsuspected, half-hearted and sometimes rather short-lived: The NexPress has gone entirely to Kodak, CSAT was sold again a little more than two years after being taken over, the acclaimed collaboration with Landa announced at the Drupa 2012 one doesn’t hear about anymore and the cooperation with Ricoh has hardly left the stage of a sales partnership. So now Heidelberg CEO Gerold Linz has untertaken a new approach with Fujifilm – and the industry is excited with suspense.

In Hanover, the Inprint, the first trade fair for industrial printing, comes to a close today. Whether business for the classic printing industry was successful here, we will have to wait and see, but our impression was positive. Please find more recent news below and on our homepage daily.


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GIDUE installs a new M3 at Maju Jaya Indonesia

The Indonesian company Maju Jaya Agung Labelindo has recently installed a GIDUE M3 printing machine in its plant in Jakarta. With more than 10 years of experience in the Labels Industry, Maju Jaya is an important converter in the Indonesian overview. The company is specialized in the production of self-adhesive labels.
MGI - New orders for Printed Electronics and 3D Printing Applications

MGI Digital Graphic Technology announced today the signing, through its subsidiary CERADROP, of three equipment orders from major international research centers in the field of Printed Electronics and Intelligent 3D printing.
Kevin Gourlay appointed vice president, Rotoflex

Mark Andy Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Kevin Gourlay to vice president, Rotoflex. With more than 30 years of dedication to the leading inspection/rewinder product line, Gourlay will extend the Rotoflex portfolio with new and innovative products and offering enhanced retrofit and service plan options to its installation base of more than 7000 machines worldwide.
X-Rite ColorTRUE Aware SDK available for Android and iOS

X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced the release of ColorTRUEAware SDK for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. ColorTRUE Aware SDK provides mobile app developers the ability to deliver accurate color to their app utilizing the profile created with the X-Rite ColorTRUE app, as well as the included image transformation tools.
Aryan Moelker appointed President Flint Group Flexographic Products

Flint Group announced the appointment of Aryan Moelker as President, Flexographic Products, effective May 14th 2014. In addition to this role, Aryan will also join Flint Group’s Executive Management Team (EMT) reporting directly to Antoine Fady, Chief Executive Officer.
ThermoFlexX continues expansion

ThermoFlexX is continuing its recent programme of expansion with the addition of Bart Calis, who has been appointed Product Manager Flexo Prepress with responsibility for promoting ThermoFlexX imagers. For 17 years he worked at leading Belgium repro house Athena Graphics, the last five as technical director, and for much of this time he specialised in the development of new software and hardware technologies.
Wider colour space with multi-colour system

Colour is of elementary significance in branding. Therefore, manufacturers of branded goods attach great importance to well-defined colour reproduction with the widest possible colour range for packaging design. Four project partners teamed up do develop a license-free seven-colour MP-system.
CGS Releases GRACoL 2013 Compliant Proofing Paper

CGS Specialty Proofing Papers are the proofing stock of choice for contract proofs to Fogra, SNAP, SWOP and GRACoL, worldwide. Now, in response to the new GRACoL 2013 standard, CGS releases ORIS Pearl Super G Proofing Paper.
XAAR launches new printhead - Xaar 1002 AMp

Today, world-leading inkjet technology developer Xaar announces the launch of the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
GMG Color wins Fogra challenge

GMG, leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, is pleased to have achieved the top ranking in Fogra’s recent ‘Printing the expected – Textile!’ proofing challenge.
Mediengruppe Oberfranken opts for COLORMAN e:line 50

he installation of the new COLORMAN e:line 50 with autoprint configuration from manroland web systems is planned for April 2015. The newspaper press for Mediengruppe Oberfranken offers all latest technologies and automation solutions one can imagine. Beginning in April 2015, the 32 page press replaces the two previous presses from Koenig & Bauer.
Long KBA Rapida 106 double-coating press goes to St. Petersburg

A high-performance medium-format KBA Rapida 106 with eight printing units and two coaters will be delivered to Typografia Petchatnja in May. The Russian packaging printer specialises in pharmaceutical packaging and is located on the edge of St. Petersburg.The packaging printing firm on the edge of St. Petersburg has grown significantly in recent years with two medium-format Rapidas and a Rapida 74.
NR1 Adressa-Trykk invests in DCOS control system

Adressa-Trykk, located in Orkanger just outside Trondheim, is one of Norway’s most important printing companies with its 29 permanent newspaper titles. Nr1 Adressa-Trykk Orkanger was established in 2007 and has since developed a new printing facility in the small community of Orkanger, which is strategically located to handle the logistics of the Norwegian midlands – an important requirement for the considerable number of titles they produce. A new Tensor T400 printing press was installed in 2008 with production starting on 1 January 2009.
Goss opens new Packaging Technology Center

A Goss Vpak web offset press configured for packaging printing demonstrations and testing is the centerpiece of the company’s new Packaging Technology Center, which opened this week. Goss will also use the 650-square-meter Center at its headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire (USA) to bring converters, brand owners and suppliers together to jointly explore market requirements and new print production ideas.
El Paso Firm Has a 'Eureka' Moment,

EFI™ today announced that El Paso, Texas-based Eureka! Signs has installed an EFI VUTEk GS3250 Pro UV flatbed/roll printer. The company - one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of awnings used in the retail industry - has expanded its graphics capabilities with the new, 3.2-meter wide printer to meet growing demand.
Trevor Crawford to leave Informa Exhibitions

Informa Exhibitions has announced that Trevor Crawford, Event Director of Ipex 2014 and Director of the Print Group, will be leaving the company at the beginning of April 2014.
Mimaki pulls the creative card at FESPA Digital 2014

Mimaki, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, today announced that it will be exhibiting at FESPA Digital 2014. The company will be presenting two printing solutions: the JFX200-2513 entry-level UV inkjet flatbed and the Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer for the textile and soft signage industries.
Mark Andy: open house reveals a company on the move

With the halls full last week at the global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri USA, Mark Andy Inc. hosted more than 200 visitors to their 2014 Open House. By early accounts, the event was successful and provided a significant testimonial of the company’s evolution over the past few years.
GIDUE installs another flexo press in Algeria

fter the successful installation of a GIDUE M5 servo press at Imprimerie Harani, GIDUE is proud to announce that a new GIDUE press has been sold to the Algerian converter Concept Emballage. The company, led by Faycal Akouche, is based in Algiers. It has been working in the labels and packaging industry for many years and has become specialized in the production of self- adhesive labels.
Lightweight Paper Performance Package

Printing with lightweight paper on sheetfed offset, presents print companies with consistent productivity and product quality challenges. For printing companies these constraints can be problematic. Manroland Sheetfed’s ‘Lightweight Paper Performance Package’ solves lightweight paper printing constraints with ease.
First manroland web systems Newspaper Press in Peru

El Comercio in Lima buys second-hand UNISET 75 from Newsfax and expands its printing siteEl Comercio in Lima already runs a LITHOMAN commercial press from manroland web systems. Now the company expands its printing site with the first manroland web systems newspaper press in Peru.
Ipex 2014 delivers blueprint for the future of print centric events

When Ipex 2014 closed its doors on Saturday, Informa Exhibitions had firmly established the show’s future and new direction at the state-of-the-art ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre. The event, which took place from 24th – 29th March 2014, saw a total attendance of 22,768, which included 3,532 exhibitors, with a geographical visitor split of 54% UK and 46% international.
The Label Says it All

FINAT, Europe’s international industry association for self-adhesive labels, is active in promoting the achievements of its members, many of whom are label converters, through its annual label competition, whose winning entries go forward for judging in the prestigious World Label Awards.
Renaissance of Print Has Already Begun

Frank Romano, professor emeritus at RIT asked the speakers at an Ipex World Print Summit session yesterday if print is doomed or on the verge of a new digital renaissance. They agreed that they see evidence already of print’s expansion into new and innovative directions such as variable data or high-margin industrial applications. Keynote speakers EFI™ CEO Guy Gecht and Landa Corp CEO Benny Landa addressed a packed audience on the second day of the London based exhibition.
Epic Says Yes to Scodix S Series Press at IPEX 14

Epic Printing Services has joined the growing list of commercial printers that understand the business benefits of investing in a Scodix S75 digital enhancement press. The signing took place today on Scodix’s N4D371 stand at Ipex.
Pinsker Druck und Medien Picks up the Pace

Munich commercial print company Pinsker Druck und Medien has confirmed it is investing in EFI™ Pace and EFI Metrix following thorough investigation into the market for upgrading its existing MIS. Primarily a Heidelberg pre-press and press-based business, with digital print provided by HP Indigo, the decision was based on the need for the efficient MIS capabilities delivered by Pace next-generation productivity software, complemented by Metrix's print planning and imposition technology.
Sense Creative’s LumeJet S200 purchase opens up new markets

Darlington based print and photo product specialist, Sense Creative, has signed a contract for the purchase a LumeJet S200 printer. The move is designed to extend the company’s portfolio of products and specifically to target the photographic market with the ultra-high quality output from the LumeJet.