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Kodak Nexpress Digital Press helps Jordi AG indulge their passion for print

“Print fascinates” is what it says in Jordi AG’s brand new company brochure, and “Print’s alive. Since 1897”. At home in Belp, not far from the Swiss capital of Bern, Jordi has been focusing specifically on print for a while now. Founded in 1897 as a family-run firm, Jordi is meanwhile in the hands of the fifth generation and employs 95 people. Last year, the four brothers who are the helm of the company today outsourced all web development and online marketing activities to WeLoveYou AG, a newly established digital agency, leaving Jordi AG free to concentrate fully on their core printing competencies. The main emphasis as regards classic printing is on magazines, direct mailers and other mailed products. Aside from these, Jordi already generates more than 20% of its turnover on printzessin.ch, a web-to-print portal with a lavish portfolio. Business customers and private individuals can choose from an extensive range of commercials such as flyers, brochures, cards, posters, labels etc.

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Chili publish cancels drupa participation due to coronavirus concerns

Chili publish announces today it has decided to cancel its presence at drupa, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from June 16-26, 2020. The company was set to have a booth to welcome visitors from all over the world to demonstrate the new features within Chili publisher, the industry-renowned software solution that simplifies and automates the production of graphics. By putting the health and safety of its global team first, the Chili publish management hopes to further reduce large-scale exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure business continuity.

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Investment in additional compensating stackers optimizes parallel production

Herold Druck und Verlag GmbH in Vienna (Austria) has optimized its mailroom lines with an investment in two additional Ferag MultiStack compensating stackers. Having four compensating stackers lined up in a row now makes it possible to distribute several productions between them in whichever way is optimal for bundle formation.

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IST Metz presents itself as “technology leader”

At Drupa, visitors to the stand of UV equipment manufacturer IST Metz in Hall 1, Stand 1B23, can experience the latest UV and LED curing technology live in print demonstrations four times a day. IST Metz offers UV for all senses on a stand area of 416m² and provides a multimedia preview of future applications in the Future Lab.

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Climate-neutral chemical site

Zeller + Gmelin is officially a climate neutral location. Certified climate experts Fokus Zukunft GmbH certified Zeller + Gmelin as a "Climate Neutral Company 2020" after determining its carbon footprint. The organisation, located in the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry, identified additional potential for cutting emissions with the respected and value-generating KEFF-Check.

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The perfect hybrid application

A hybrid Alegro Digital from Muller Martini allows Core Publishing Solutions, located in Eagan, Minnesota (USA), to work much more efficiently. The company, which is part of the Thomson Reuters Group, has de facto three machines in one thanks to a special customer-specific configuration. Because the signature stack feeder is not the start of the perfect binding line for digitally printed products, but instead is located between the gathering machine and the binder, two processes can run at the same time. Digitally printed products go directly from the feeder to the binder, while the gathering machine is prepared for the next offset production or uses them to gather the signatures while the digital job is running.

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Strategic advances at JM Heaford lead Muncaster to take on US sales role

JM Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, has announced organisational changes to ensure consistency and ongoing progress as the company builds on strategic success. As part of the plan, David Muncaster adds sales in North America to his responsibilities.

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Fibodruck automates plate logistics with Beil

The printing plate production is a fulcrum for most sheetfed offset printers. Together with Beil-Registersysteme GmbH (Abensberg), Fibodruck has optimized this process. The printing company in Neuried on the outskirts of Munich received a tailor-made automation solution that significantly speeds up the workflow.

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Simian chooses Kornit Atlas for scaling of direct-to-garment apparel decoration

Kornit Digital announces that Netherlands-based Simian, an online total print provider to more than half a million businesses and end-consumers, is implementing the Kornit Atlas digital direct-to-garment (DTG) system to increase its capacity for delivering sustainable, retail-ready decorated apparel on demand. Simian is the parent company of online print providing sites Reclameland, Drukland, and Flyerzone.

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Koenig & Bauer heading for drupa with vigour

Koenig & Bauer is heading to the flagship trade fair of the print and media branch with a raft of digitalisation solutions, product innovations and a completely new machine design: “At drupa, we will be bringing the customer experience together with our latest innovations from the print industry,” promises president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann. Because Koenig & Bauer brings together. That is the central message ahead of the branch’s leading trade fair in June. “The world of print is a fascinating world,” says Bolza-Schünemann. “It is the diversity of solutions for printing and finishing which makes it so colourful. And we invite visitors to the fair to explore this world.”

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FESPA 2020 events postponed!

In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in mainland Europe, and in close dialogue with its national Associations and exhibitors, FESPA has today taken the decision to postpone FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020, originally scheduled to take place at IFEMA Madrid from 24 to 27 March 2020. Based on feedback from exhibitors, FESPA will now seek to reschedule the events for a later date, precise timing and venue still to be determined based on venue availability.

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Corona Virus - Communication from Ucima Chairman

“At this time of uncertainty amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak in manycountries, Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) believes it is essential to inform customers worldwide that our companies have adopted all the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of their employees.”

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