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PrintMirror         May 08
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Dear Printmirror | Druckspiegel reader,

today, Interpack, the first in a series of trade shows here in Germany, opens its doors. Next will be the FESPA Digital in Munich and also in the second half of May, is the Lope -C, a trade fair and congress for printed electronics. Later on, the Viscom trade fair for all sectors of visual communication, will be held in early November, in Frankfurt. For video coverage of these trade shows, visit our website.

For more recent news, please see below, or visit our website,

If you are interested in an English version of our sister magazine, Paperazzo, (with a focus on packaging, letterpress and specialty papers) that is new this week, please contact us!

Best regards,

your Printmirror | Druckspiegel team
PS: Visit Printmirror|Druckspiegel at Fespa, booth B1 156, or fix an appointment. Looking forward to seeing you in Munich.

Debating 'Afterlife' options for Label Release Liner

Sustainability and environmental concerns are a key focus for FINAT and, of course, for the self-adhesive labelling industry as a whole, as part of the broader packaging business. This year’s FINAT Technical Seminar drew together different elements of the label value chain to address recycling initiatives in a discussion panel moderated by industry guru Mike Fairley.
DuPont introduces new flexographic printing plate

DuPont Packaging Graphics today announced that it has introduced the new DuPont Cyrel Fast DFUV flexographic printing plate, designed for superior output when used with ultraviolet curable inks. The new plates can improve solid ink density, reduce waste, save time and cost in applications.
Sappi Expands Algro Sol Release Liners Portfolio

In addition to the well established Algro Sol DN weights of 120g/m² and 135g/m² Sappi is launching new weights of 70, 80, 85, 90 and 98g /m². All are offering a significant price performance ratio and are mostly suited for office use, tape and industrial applications.
Another award for Avery Dennison's CleanFlake

The Flexographic Technical Association presented its Environmental Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability to Avery Dennison Materials Group at FTA’s annual forum on April 27. Avery Dennison was recognized for the CleanFlake portfolio, a collection of label materials developed to advance the recycling of PET containers.
Viscom returns to Frankfurt in November 2014

Over 70% of the expanded two halls are apparently already booked
Enfocus Virtual Safari Online Conference

Enfocus said today that several industry experts, analysts, integrators and vendors have confirmed that they will speak at the first Virtual Safari online educational conference, being held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23.
LennoKraft – white kraft paper for a variety of applications

Stora Enso broadens its packaging paper offering with LennoKraft, a white, one-side coated kraft paper. LennoKraft can be used for various packaging applications for the food and non-food industries.
Printing South China / Sino-Label 2014 - A review

"The 21st Printing South China" and "Sino-Label 2014" came to a successful close at China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou on March 5, 2014. The 3-days Printing South China welcomed 1,200 exhibitors and 63,000+ visitors from all corners of the globe.
The Inkjet Conference - Beyond inkjet

SMA is elevating its profile in industrial markets. To this end, it launched a new conference covering all aspects of inkjet engineering from Digital Asset Management to Fluids and Chemistry.
‘Meet the Expert’ on Color Management

Max Derhak, Principal Scientist at Onyx Graphics and wide-format colour management expert will be at FESPA Digital to help visitors gain greater control of their printing environments. Onyx Graphics offers visitors a free ’Meet the Expert’ one-to-one session with Max from Tuesday-Thursday 22nd -24th May on stand B2-140.
Inspirational Inca Digital Summit explores the ‘Bigger Picture’

The first Inca Digital Summit for Inca’s global users takes place on 20th May, the first day of FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich. The event features industry game changers investigating the trends and opportunities facing print companies today.
Esko Equinox receives prestigious FTA Technical Innovation Award

Esko announces that Esko Equinox received the prestigious Flexographic Technical Association Technical Innovation Award in the category of Prepress-Graphics during the gala awards banquet at FTA’s Annual Forum. Equinox is Esko´s solution for the implementation of extended gamut – or fixed inkset – printing.
New EFI Fiery DFEs for Xerox Versant 2100 Press

EFI has announced two powerful EFI Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) for the new Xerox Versant™ 2100 Press.The Xerox EX 2100 and EX-P 2100 Print Servers Powered by Fiery set the standard for color accuracy and image quality by using a new 10-bit, 1200 dpi processing technology at the digital front end.
HYBRID Software to show digital press links at Xeikon Café

HYBRID Software, an Aura Partner of Xeikon, will demonstrate its PACKZ and Cloudflow suite at the forthcoming Xeikon Café in Lier, Belgium. Attendance at the event, which will focus on packaging innovations, is free but companies must preregister online by visiting
Xeikon to show innovative wall-coverings at FESPA Digital 2014

Xeikon will use FESPA Digital 2014 as the official launch pad for its Document Suites which are designed for large format and wall decoration applications. Visitors to its stand at FESPA Digital will see wallpaper depicting images so realistic that it's only by touching the flat surface, the illusion is revealed.
Blockfoil installs 5th Masterwork 1060 MK 1060 ST

Blockfoil has installed its fifth Masterwork Graphic Equipment MK 1060 ST automatic foil stamping press in order to handle the increase in packaging work being won by the group. The latest machine joins another MK 1060 ST at Blockfoil’s Ipswich factory.
Kodak to Add Sonora Plate Manufacturing Capacity in America

Kodak will be adding a new plate manufacturing line at its Columbus, Ga., facility dedicated to producing KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. This expansion aligns with Kodak’s plans to drive local sourcing while continuously improving manufacturing quality, production efficiencies and customer service across its entire digital plate portfolio.
Digital heat transfer label production at Xeikon Café

At the Xeikon Café event, Xeikon and its Aura Partners will explore how digital printing could enhance the business of label and packaging printers, converters as well as print buyers by making profit from short to medium runs. Customer and partner Diamond Photofoil will present how digital heat transfer labeling changed its business
Screen appoints Ipex Machinery as Southern Africa reseller

Screen is pleased to announce the appointment of Ipex Machinery s a reseller for Screen’s Truepress Jet 520 continuous inkjet presses, its SX B2 digital sheet-fed press and range of wide-format UV printers in Southern Africa and Mauritius.
Marabu’s Successful Premiere at InPrint 2014

The premiere of the InPrint 2014 in Hanover was a big success. During the trade show, the explicit interest in industrial printing technologies was clearly evident. Marabu’s expert team answered pointed questions to specific industrial applications and explained the individual strengths of screen, digital, and pad printing.
Flint Group appoints Inken Steinhauser

Flint Group has appointed Inken Steinhauser as General Manager Sleeves. She will also be a member of the Leadership Team for the Flint Group Flexographic Products division. Inken will take responsibility for the sleeves business outside of North America and will operate the Flint Group site in Ahaus.