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Issue: Graphic Repro On-line features 2014 to 2017


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Value Dialogue 2017
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An important role in the breakthrough of industrial digital printing!
‘We keep our promises: sustainable industrial production with premium quality digital printing.’ — Montserrat Peidro-Insa, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Interview by Andreas Weber
06 On-line Features Jul/Aug 2017
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Textile design students explore the power of Epson digital print
BA and MA students from Birmingham City University’s School of Fashion and Textiles displayed by Epson at FESPA in Germany…
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BPIF Printing Outlook for Q2 2017 available now
Subdued growth in second quarter orders and output as costs mount and confidence is shaken – industry voices brexit concern but hopeful for stability…
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First Security Day shows possibilities of security printing
Heidelberg showed that it is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry in Wiesloch in mid-July…
05 On-line Features May/Jun 2017
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Taking digital to the next level
For well over a decade, UPM has been ahead of the curve as a digital pioneer, offering a palette of online tools unmatched in the paper industry. By Silja Kudel…
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200 years Koenig & Bauer
Innovation-lined road from the first cylinder press to digital print, as KBA in Würzburg celebrates its 200th Anniversary…
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K+D´s Swiss passion for precision leads to Equinox
For the benefit of the pharma customer, K+D´s passion and Esko´s Equinox ensure a perfect colour match…
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Schumacher Packaging turns to Durst single-pass technology
Durst is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130 as Schumacher Packaging becomes its field test partner…
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BPIF Printing Outlook for Q1 2017 available
A better than expected start to 2017 for printing and packaging – output growth to continue in Q2 but costs are climbing…
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Well-attended symposium at KBA-Sheetfed in Radebeul
Updates for print professionals interested in the future-oriented LED-UV technology underlines the leading role of KBA-Sheetfed in the field of LED-UV drying…
04 On-lineFeatures Mar/Apr 2017
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‘Smart Print Shop – Zero Defect Packaging’ event
Heidelberg is presenting three new postpress machines on 10 May at the largest packaging printing event since drupa 2016…
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Heidelberg: Zero defect production
Maximum reliability of productivity and quality for packaging and commercial printers with new inline inspection system…
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Heidelberg and Gallus at Interpack 2017 4 to 10 May
Pioneer in digitisation for growth market of packaging printing with ‘Smart Print Shop – Zero Defect Packaging’ motto in Düsseldorf…
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‘The future of print lies in quality and service’
The new KBA Rapida 75 PRO and a new workflow at Hansa-Druckerei in Grevenbroich: A Steuber package geared to guarantee success…
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Heidelberg’s Pilot site for Primefire 106 B1 inkjet press
Colordruck Baiersbronn selects Heidelberg as its digital printing technology partner and becomes pilot customer for Primefire 106…
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Heidelberg’s new Speedmaster CX 75
The new Speedmaster CX 75 – space-saving Multi-Talent 500 x 700mm format for agile smart print shops…
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Four years of experience printing with the KBA Rapida 76
Robstolk in Amsterdam achieves brilliant results thanks to HR-UV, as the company prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary…
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Glatz Klischee Austria invests in Esko XPS Crystal 5080
Austrian prepress service provider in Bregenz picks Esko’s flexo platemaking technology milestone…
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Innovation in postpress taking hold in industrial print
Industrial print shops increase overall productivity using innovative drupa-generation folding machines from Heidelberg…
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Perfect plate changes on Rapida sheetfed offset presses
KBA’s DriveTronic Plate Ident is designed to be used with Rapida sheetfed offset presses in half-, medium- and large-formats…
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Elegant printed products in waterless coldset at RBD
Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei invests in a further varnishing unit for the waterless KBA Cortina in Düsseldorf...
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De Groot’s new KBA Rapida 106 replaces two machines
An eight-colour KBA Rapida 106 with simultaneous plate changing joins the production facility in Goudriaan, the Netherlands...
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KBA large-format for new DS Smith facility in Erlensee
A new high-speed 17,000sph six-colour Rapida 145 with inline coating unit for display and consumer packaging…
03 On-line features Jan/Feb 2017
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KBA at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf from 4 – 10 May
Marking and print solutions for the most diverse forms of packaging at this year's interpack in Düsseldorf, on a joint stand in Hall 12…
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BPIF Printing Outlook Q1 2017 is available now
Print Industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed; Q1 is set to hold positive course…
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Blömeke lauds first Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE UV in Germany
Blömeke opens up new areas of business with the first Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE UV in Germany with a matching service package...
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Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story
Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. By Vaughan Patterson, Ricoh SA…
01 Downloads 2016
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Two Sides Global Research Survey 2016
Consumers still value print & paper, but environmental misunderstandings persist due to serious lack of awareness…
02 Technology-related 2016
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Latest Gallus Innovation Days a hit with label printers from around the world
World premiere of new Gallus Labelmaster machine platform for label and packaging printing…
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E-commerce, automation and cloud for print
The Internet and World Wide Web have opened up new opportunities for printing, but new challenges too. By Simon Eccles...
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Asahi mini-white paper: Water- vs Solvent-washable
Making flexographic printing more sustainable and efficient with water-washable flexo plates as compared to conventional solvent-washable plates…
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Sappi extends an invitation to innovate flexible packaging
With integrated barriers and heat sealing properties this new Sappi paper is suitable for flexible packaging applications…
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EFI Sign Expo exhibit offers customers greater innovation
EFI at ISA International Sign Expo with four new printers and new MIS software for signage production…
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TCL Packaging adopts Water Washable Asahi Plates
TCL Packaging teams with Creation Reprographics and Asahi Photoproducts to deliver premium performance and to challenge gravure…
03 On-line features Jan/Feb 2016
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BPIF’s Printing Outlook for the First Quarter 2016
Output and orders exceeded expectations in Q4 – positive forecast for Q1 as some confidence returns…
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EFI Connect 2016: Welcome to the Future of Printing
At EFI Connect 2016, EFI revealed its clear and focused picture of the future of printing, and how the company plans to respond to market changes…
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Major order for Heidelberg from Atta.45 in Sweden
Swedish print shop invests €13 million: Biggest part is comprehensive product, service and consumables package…
04 On-line features Mar/Apr 2016
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Traderplus South Africa expands with further IIJ investment
Traderplus South Africa secures a major advantage with additional Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) technology, to be added in July…
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Uniprint sees tremendous quality improvement with HD Flexo
Esko technologies help South African printer enhance image quality, improve productivity and win industry recognition…
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Waterless Offset for Optical Storage Devices
CINRAM in Aachen, Germany trusts Toray’s waterless offset plates for flawless, environmentally friendly disc decoration…
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Esko features Green Ox Pallet Technology efficiencies
New modeling capabilities featured in Esko’s Cape Pack and Cape Truckfill Software for Green Ox Pallets …
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Zund introduces: Room for New Ideas
Flexible, foldable, sturdy, affordable, and recyclable; these innovative standing desks from New Zealand are garnering a growing fan base…
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Xerox – TRESU: Cost-effective small-run digital folding cartons
The Alexir Partnership breaks into niche, small-run folding carton markets with Xerox – TRESU inline digital print and coating workflow, and KAMA / Kongsberg finishing…
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Enfocus – driving innovation for today and the future
Enfocus is known around the world as a provider of end-to-end automation solutions that help customers run more efficient operations…
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Fedopress adopts Xeikon 3500 for Revenue Duty stamp printing
Belgian Finance Dept print supplier takes printing of tobacco duty stamps in-house to increase security and efficiency and lower costs…
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Holzer Druck und Medien banks on refined technology
LED and conventional: the KBA Rapida 106 in UV mixed operation at the renowned printing company in Weiler in Allgäu, Germany...
05 On-line features May/Jun 2016
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Canon SA a sponsor for South African Disabled Golf Open
Canon SA was proudly part of the 2016 Nedbank South African SA Disabled Golf Open at Zwartkop Country Club in Pretoria from 2 to 4 May 2016…
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Eversfrank and Xeikon explore new avenues in customer communications
Emphasis on one-to-one marketing with customised, long run printed communications: Xeikon plays a key role in the successful concept…
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Micro Lynx adds Scodix Foil Station to its workflow
Micro Lynx in Rennes, France democratises high-end finishing with its latest Scodix Foil investment…
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The Biofore Tea House at 'Moi Helsinki' event in Beijing, China
UPM and Tongji University combine Chinese tea culture with innovative biomaterials for the Biofore Tea House, from 13 – 15 May…
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BPIF’s Printing Outlook for the Second Quarter 2016
The UK printing industry has a case of the wobbles in Q1 – confidence and trade expected to recover in Q2…
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SF Taylor improves efficiencies and reduces waste with KBA
The Stockport, UK company has doubled its press output by investing in a KBA Rapida 75 4-colour with perfecting…
06 On-line features Jul/Aug 2016
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New installation for Druckerei Münch in Bayreuth
Further KBA Rapida 105 for the postcard and greetings card specialist in Bayreuth, upper Franconia, Germany…
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Consolidated Stahlfolder production in Bad Vöslau
Grasl FairPrint successfully optimising postpress with consulting expertise and an overall concept from Heidelberg, for itself and two other leading Austrian print shops…
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Sixth KBA Rapida for Grafobal in Slovakia
28 metres of high-tech sheetfed offset and the first KBA Rapida 106 now in operation in Skalica...
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BPIF Printing Outlook Survey for Q3 2016
No Q2 rebound as output and orders disappoint – Brexit vote has shaken confidence and eroded expectations for Q3…
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Eco print shop Lokay in Reinheim optimising processes
Lokay: With integrated print production with the world's first Speedmaster CX 102 from the new drupa generation...
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L'Imprimerie looks back at its waterless printing strategy
The French daily newspaper Le Figaro has grown its business, thanks to waterless printing and the switch to Toray MX10 plates…
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KBA presented a first in laminate flooring at drupa 2016
At drupa, KBA demonstrated how its RotaJET VL inkjet web press can produce a unique laminate floor product…
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Design Meets Technology - for Taipei Design Expo exhibit
Highcon and Eco Concrete in Israel achieve the impossible in contemporary design, using Highcon's 3D modeling technology…
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Permapack teams with Esko for seamless process management
Swiss firm achieves security, speed and flexibility in its overall workflow with Automation Engine and WebCenter…
07 On-line features Sep/Oct 2016
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Cmyk Trends; Drupa Signals
Independent thinking on the Printing Industry by Jochen Meissner…
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Print is a dynamic growth market. But print doesn’t sell itself!
A commentary by Andreas Weber, Head of Value…
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ValueTrendRadar Analysis – prospects for adding value with print
Executive summary analysis by Andreas Weber, Head of Value...
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Model Zagreb’s robot-assisted Bobst case maker
Model Zagreb in Croatia has installed a highly automated Bobst FFG 618 - a case maker known for its shelf-ready capabilities...
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Swanline takes Finishing to new levels with Esko Kongsberg
Optimised print and finishing integration delivers increased throughput for Swanline Print’s newly launched materials division…
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SoOPAK focuses on growing need for short-run packaging
SoOPAK, North America’s leading short-run packaging specialist, celebrates anniversary with solid customer-centric mission…
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L/M/B Louko in Nuremberg adds long KBA Rapida 106
Print industry’s top innovator invests in KBA Rapida 106 with nine inking units, perfecting and coater...
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First Swing sponsored by Canon South Africa
The benefits of the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing programme for disabled children, showcased in action at Zwartkop Country Club…
08 On-line features Nov/Dec 2016
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X-Rite Pantone: Improving colour across suppliers
Colour is an integral part of every product we see and touch, and it elicits an emotional response. By Shoshana Burgett, director of corporate strategy for X-Rite Pantone…
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Heidelberg launches world-leading innovation hub
Baden-Württemberg’s Science Minister Bauer and Heidelberg’s CEO Hundsdörfer launch €50 million development centre project…
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Full HD Flexo: Dramatic improvement in quality and throughput
Berkshire Labels’ ‘Passion for getting It right’ drives investment in next generation Esko Full HD Flexo and CDI Spark 4835…
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Bobst ‘Solution Masters’ steal the show at K 2016
Simultaneous launch of the K5 Expert introduces the world’s highest productivity vacuum metallizer for the packaging industry…
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BPIF Printing Outlook Q4 2016 available now
Print battles to defy pessimistic forecast – some degree of seasonal boost expected in Q4…
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Fujifilm Inkjet goes Haute Couture in Paris
Fujifilm Inkjet Technology harnessed to create dresses for fashion designer Yuima Nakazato's Paris Haute Couture Collection…
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Innovation Management at BST eltromat: Preparing the Future
Innovation Management plays a key role at BST eltromat. The advantages the company sees in coordination of its innovative capacity; and how customers benefit from it. By Dr. Michael Dattner
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Fabian Rimann’s unique 2016 Algro Design Advent Calendar
Sappi and Fabian Rimann make the run-up to Christmas even sweeter, as Algro Design by Sappi lends a special twist to the Swiss chocolatier’s extraordinary advent calendar…
01 Downloads for 2015
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Alpha version of Paper Guide launched for industry comment
The best practice guide, 'Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics' will shortly be released in an Alpha version for open industry comment. You can also take part!…
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UK Printing - The Facts and Figures
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF publishes UK printing - the facts and figures educational flyer…
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Ricoh and the British DMA urge smarter practices
Harnessing today's technology will help ad mail work smarter says research from Ricoh and the DMA. Download the Infographic PDF here…
02 Technology-related 2015 (more below)
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Heidelberg launches LED drying technology in Europe, too
A full range of UV applications from full UV, to LE UV, and LED from Heidelberg drive productivity up and energy costs down…
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World first ‘Direct Print Powered by KHS’ with Xaar 1002 Printheads
Innovative Martens Brouwerij in Belgium prints directly onto 12,000 PET beer bottles per hour to deliver ‘on-the-fly’ customisation at 1080dpi resolution…
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Bobst Competence 15 presented new solutions and inspiring perspectives
‘Competence 15 - Inspiring Business Solutions’ drew close to 300 packaging makers from around the globe to the Bobst Competence Centre in Mex, Switzerland in June…
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Heidelberg releases new Prinect Image Control with CIP4-PPF
Print shops use less material and benefit from lower costs thanks to new software from Heidelberg…
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LED-UV & Traditional UV Conference at KBA in Radebeul
Practical knowledge transfer on cutting-edge UV sheetfed offset…
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50 years of unit-type sheetfed offset presses from Radebeul
Technological milestones from Saxony revolutionised the press engineering industry…
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Heidelberg opens its new Commercial PMC in Wiesloch-Walldorf
New Print Media Centre Commercial at Wiesloch-Walldorf site reflects strategic reorientation of Heidelberg with focus on customer benefits…
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Production open-house at KBA in Würzburg for staff
A resounding success with a turnout of almost 1,000 amazed current and former KBA employees on day two, following 50 VIPs…
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Production Open Days at KBA in Würzburg
Koenig & Bauer undertakes large investment in high-performance manufacturing for the future, in parallel to realignment…
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Where Performance Meets Profit: Asahi AWP- DEF
Introducing Asahi Photoproducts AWP- DEF Pinning Top Dot (PTD) flexographic photopolymer plate technology…
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POLAR Mohr expands with laser cutting technology
POLAR Mohr is expanding its product portfolio in the direction of single sheet processing with a new laser cutter…
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Best in its class: The new Rapida 105 PRO
New KBA Rapida 105 PRO medium format press with improved kit and more automation debuted at Print China last week…
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MasterQ - Rush jobs get moved to the front
Automatic job sorting with MasterQ from Manroland Web Systems for improved efficiency and economic viability for digital printing…
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Heidelberg launches Prinect Inpress Control 2
Prinect Inpress Control 2 enables faster makereadies, increased productivity, and reduces paper waste by a further 10 to 20 per cent…
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Heidelberg debuts XL 75 Anicolor long perfector with UV
Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor from Heidelberg now also available as a perfecting press with UV technology…
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New modular Varius LX-TX narrow web offset press
KBA-MePrint joins the premium class of low price label and laminate printing with the new modular Varius LX-TX narrow web...
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The best alternative to a new Heidelberg is a pre-owned Heidelberg
Heidelberg USA reports that U.S. sales of its remarketed equipment have risen by 40 per cent since 2012, driven by Heidelberg’s outstanding value proposition…
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Complying with PSO is easy with KBA PSO-Match
Print efficiently in accordance with ISO 12647-2 in the pressroom…
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Heidelberg debuts new packaging solutions in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg showcases new die-cutter and folding carton gluing machines to visitors from around the world at the Packaging Days…
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Heidelberg introduces four new digital print engines
Building on its relationship with Ricoh, Heidelberg is poised to launch a new generation of digital printing systems and DFE…
03 On-line features for Jan/Feb 2015
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CS Labels into the 'Fast Lane' with Xeikon Cheetah
With speed up by almost 60 per cent, the fastest digital label press on the market enables CS to boost capacity by a third…
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Esko Full HD Flexo and Equinox transform fortunes of UK firms
Standout quality creates business opportunities for Bristol operation Phoenix Printing Plates, and Manchester-based JFM Plates…
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SunDance adds productivity with X-Package Speedmaster CD 102
SunDance Marketing Solutions positions itself for growth with Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package and Suprasetter A106 CTP…
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Europrint Medien saving over 1400 Euros per month
Europrint and its partner Druckteam, in Berlin's Lichtenberg district, adopt the Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plate…
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Kodak flexo solution meets demanding needs for Tadam
Italian printer and trade shop chooses Kodak Flexcel NXC Plates for quality and cost-saving opportunities, including corrugated…
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Mercian Labels installs world's first Xeikon Cheetah
The Staffordshire UK-based label specialist plans to leverage the Xeikon Cheetah to continue double-digit growth path…
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First Model Printing House invests in Kodak Prosper 1000
After spotting a gap in the market, Russia’s oldest printing factory ensures profitability on book print runs of under 2000 copies…
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Halberstädter Druckhaus goes Process Free with Kodak
Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plate streamlines processing at Halberstädter Druckhaus, roughly mid-way between Hannover and Leipzig…
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Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations goes global in 2015
2015 edition, hosted by Xeikon and its Aura partners to further expand on game-changing innovations in digital production…
04 On-line features for Mar/Apr 2015
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Interest in Heidelberg high at Print China 2015
Major interest in digital and offset print applications from Heidelberg at Print China 2015 in Guangdong Province from 7 to 12 April…
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Print China a resounding success for KBA
Visitor influx and trade fair orders surpassed expectations…
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KBA Rapida 106 ecopress in action at Bonifatius in Paderborn
Performance and climate protection go hand-in-hand at established printshop in Paderborn, Germany and founded in 1869...
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Third Innovation Day at Königsdruck in Berlin
LED-UV delivers innovative and sustainable print products…
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AZ Druck achieves 25 per cent cutting performance increase
Kempten-based AZ Druck replaces three existing POLAR 115 high-speed cutters with a POLAR CuttingSystem 200 PACE…
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L'Union de Reims praises Fujifilm's integrated system approach
'Lo-chem' system comprising Brillia PRO-VN plates, Luxel News VMAX platesetter and FCF News processor reduces waste, saves money and enhances efficiency…
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Walcher & Rees adds second Polar LabelSystem DC11plus
The latest POLAR DC11plus now handles up to 24 packs per minute, an increase of 50% compared to the earlier model launched at drupa 2012…
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Sin Fung takes advertising to the next level with Inca Onset Q40i
Consistent quality, increased productivity and exceptional servicing allows Hong Kong-based print service provider to set itself apart from competitors…
05 On-line features for May/Jun 2015
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KBA Rapida LED press a ‘marketing dream’ for Blackmore
Dorset’s premier print house hits new heights with UK’s first B1 LED press…
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Neuenstein-based HEPACK undertakes €12 million Heidelberg investment
HEPACK Druck+Verpackung GmbH reorganises production with new large-format equipment, workflow and services from Heidelberg…
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Renowned book producer Kösel invests in KBA RotaJET 76
The KBA RotaJET 76 inkjet press from Koenig & Bauer is about to enter the digital book printing market at Kösel in Altusried, Germany…
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Walliser Bote becomes first completely digitally printed newspaper
The Manroland digital finishing solution FoldLine for the HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Pess at Mengis Druck AG in Switzerland finishes newspapers at high speed…
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Druckerei Rindt continues to grow with KBA medium format
Fifth Rapida sheetfed offset press in only ten years for Druckerei Rindt in Fulda, Germany…
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Cenveo’s sensational promotional piece with KBA Rapida 106
Marketing opportunity leads to intricately-produced multi-dimensional product for the tobacco and vapour industry…
06 On-line features for Jul/Aug 2015
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Esko Kongsberg XN22 and Automation Engine create best performing division
PhotoBox optimises canvas production division with Esko Kongsberg cutting and Esko Automation Engine workflow solutions…
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Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class
Successful Artevelde University College Ghent student course returns for second year, reinforcing Esko's industry commitment…
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BPIF announces Printing Outlook for Q3 2015
In second quarter, growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate…
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KBA-Sheetfed Solutions on the path to the ‘Internet of Things’
‘Digital Business Transformation’ for KBA and its Business Units successfully modifies business processes…
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ValueTalk - Oliver Zünd: ‘Forward thinking is our forte’
It's a truly impressive success story. Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a family-owned business with operations worldwide, specialises in developing and manufacturing digital cutting systems...
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New brand identity underscores Heidelberg's strategic reorientation
The company is underlining this reorientation with the launch of a new brand identity to be adopted globally in the run-up to drupa 2016…
07 On-line features for Sep/Oct 2015
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Gallus presented an explosion of innovations in Brussels
At Labelexpo Europe 2015 earlier this month, Gallus once again offered an impressive demonstration of its ability to innovate…
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HR-UV at Druckerei Vogl with the KBA Rapida 106
The new, cutting-edge headquarters in Zorneding, houses renowned Bavarian specialist for luxury uncoated stock printing…
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GPS first in Italy to install two Esko Full HD Flexo systems
GPS partners with Esko to improve quality and productivity in the manufacture of shopping bags and labels for its national and international customer base…
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Gallus Screeny: 30 years of tradition, precision and innovation
The latest innovations from Gallus (Gallus Screeny A-Line, metallic doming and Tempo 120) were presented at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels…
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If the Schuh fits, Antalis Packaging will ship it!
Schuh is one of the UK's high street success stories. From the humble beginnings of its first shop in Edinburgh, Scotland…
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KBA-Digital & Web Solutions at WPE 2015
As an autonomous company, KBA-Digital & Web is streamlined and diversified for greater flexibility in the media shift…
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Adare redefines flexible packaging with Esko's Equinox
End-to-end optimisation and colour consistency ensure customer engagement and long-term growth in high quality flexo print…
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The new Gallus DCS 340 and much more at Labelexpo Europe 2015
Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels this week saw the global sales launch of the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label press…
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ASQ Labels goes digital with Domino's N610i
Expanding into new markets with the wide colour gamut, high resolution Domino's N610i UV digital inkjet label press…
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Allprint installs first Epson SurePress in Ireland
Allprint Design & Print Ltd has become the first company in Ireland to install an Epson SurePress L-4033AW seven colour digital label press with white ink and variable data option…
08 On-line features Nov/Dec 2015
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Bobst to celebrate its 125th anniversary at drupa 2016
Bobst, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its anniversary with dynamism and commitment…
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mymuesli – your print and your customised muesli
For eight years, the Passau-based German start-up ‘mymuesli’ has been building a reputation for customised, healthy, and organic cereal and fruit-based products…
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HP and KBA present world’s most productive inkjet web press
DS Smith Packaging to install first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S: Pre-print and digital printing in one machine…
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Heidelberg Packaging Days in Wiesloch-Walldorf
Heidelberg uses Packaging Days to showcase new products from partnership with Masterwork for packaging sector…
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Altacel invests in ‘the difference’ from KBA-Flexotecnica
Altacel Flexible Packaging in Weesp fired up a EVO XG flexo press from KBA-Flexotecnica a few weeks ago. Said CEO Alec Frijlink: 'Our company is a racetrack'...
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Ricoh Europe research warns businesses are unprepared
A massive 92 per cent of European businesses admit they aren't ready for the Digital Single Market due to come into force in 2016…
05 On-line features for May/Jun 2014
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20th KBA Cortina at Trierischer Volksfreund
Printing without water, yet finishing with coating in Germany's oldest city…
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Major boost to productivity and cost-efficiency at Karl Knauer
Packaging specialists Karl Knauer KG is focusing on higher performance with its new Speedmaster XL 106-6 with dual coating…
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Rotolito Lombarda continues to invest in innovative systems
Rotolito Lombarda adds Manroland 48pp Lithoman with Kodak Stream Inkjet, FoldLine for its HP Web Presses and HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to its lineup…
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Austrian power at Rattpack Group in Vorarlberg
Rattpack Group, one of the showcase companies in the Austrian print and packaging industry, recently invested €4m in setting up a centre for high-speed packaging production, which includes a KBA Rapida 106-6-L…
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Druckerei Lokay and Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates
Druckerei Lokay optimises its outstanding environmental profile by switching to Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates…
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Marvaco remains at the forefront of technology with Esko
Award-winning high quality flexo print and best-in-class customer service now also recognized with FTA Best-of-Show, as well as gold and bronze awards…
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Bedruckbar AG relies on flatbed technology by Agfa Graphics
Bedruckbar AG from Bern, Switzerland invested in a new Jeti 3020 Titan of Agfa Graphics last year…
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Sisonke corners digital print market with Xerox presses
Litho, web and digital printing company Sisonke Printers and Signage in Johannesburg has bought several production digital colour presses from Bytes Document Solutions…
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LSD Günter Neumann: Welcome aboard, Asanti
Hamburg-based LSD Günter Neumann GmbH started out as a traditional screen printer and over time has grown into a state-of-the-art, innovative digital printing company…
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Flex-Punkt chooses Kodak in clear vote to raise quality
‘The highest possible standard in platemaking’ - that is the Flex-Punkt philosophy. It is a claim that goes hand in hand with very high quality demands...
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Druckteam Berlin impresses with Speedmaster XL 106
Druckteam Berlin boosts its productivity by up to 30 per cent with a new Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg…
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Full-colour inkjet with Kodak Prosper S10 at Druckerei Kyburz
Druckerei Kyburz AG in Switzerland: Kodak Prosper S10 inkjet for mailshots on Manroland web presses, and on high-speed finishing lines…
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Saxoprint, Stahlfolder and Stitchmaster in perfect harmony
Online print shop Saxoprint in Dresden relies on highly efficient postpress machines from Heidelberg…
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Forlabels chooses Xeikon 3500 to grow production
Xeikon digital label press will allow Greek label and packaging printer to achieve the highest flexibility and productivity…
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JCT opts for Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV
JCT Visual Communications stays on growth path with Screen Europe's newest wide-format Truepress Jet W3200UV and its first flatbed inkjet printer…
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Cartonic Packaging's seven-colour Rapida 106 with two coaters
The new KBA Rapida 106 in operation at Cartonic Packaging Group’s site in Emskirchen, Germany has produced 13.5m sheets in its first quarter…
06 On-line features July/August 2014
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Higher speed and quality using less ink with Kodak prepress
Drukkerij Paesen opts for Kodak to update prepress with Kodak CTP, Trillian SP plates, Kodak Prinergy Workflow Colorflow software, and Kodak Ink Optimizing Solution…
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Simon Graphic: Fully carbon-offset equipment and production
French commercial printer Simon Graphic is looking to grow with integrated press, CTP and finishing solutions from Heidelberg…
08 On-line features for Nov/Dec 2014
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HuigHaverlag grows business model with Fujifilm Jet Press 720S
HuigHaverlag Printing is an advanced print service provider in Wormerveer, just north of Amsterdam, The Netherlands…
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Blackmore to install the UK’s first KBA LED-Printing press
Dorset print house Blackmore Limited invests in UK’s first AMS-enabled LED press to improve efficiency, add value and benefit the environment…
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Friedrich Koenig’s invention changed the media world
1814 - 2014: 200 years. On the night of 28 - 29 November 1814, a steam-powered double-cylinder mechanical printing press was used for the first time to print The Times in London...
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HEI Flexibility Days in Heidelberg
With a focus on the great diversity of digital, Heidelberg’s new digital printing applications offer added value…
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Schmidt Printmedien new Rapida 106 replaces 105
Faster five-colour makeready world champion follows a reliable workhorse at Schmidt Printmedien in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Germany…
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10th Cortina user workshop at KBA in Würzburg
Waterless newspaper printing opens up new avenues…
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Review of Durst Inkjet Corrugated Printing Days 2014
The packaging industry will see a strong growth of digital print…
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DigiFlex with Poland's first Kodak Flexcel NX Wide-C System
Kodak technology, combined with passion and experience, deliver high quality results and improved efficiency for DigiFlex Group…
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Offsetdruck Ockel: Alcohol-free at 20,000sph
In Kriftel near Frankfurt am Main, Offsetdruck Ockel takes off with a KBA Rapida 106 sporting an individual KBArt design livery…
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KBA Rapida 106 at northern German label printer
Druckerei Rosebrock: High-tech Rapida 106 with bespoke KBArt design…
01 Downloads available 2014
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Antalis' Green Star system helps identify eco-responsible papers
The innovative, environmental classification system incorporates information on the origin of the fibre and the manufacturing process, plus White Paper to download as PDF…
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‘The Future of Paper and Print’ Report now available
This new Stationers' Company commissioned Report promises calmer times after the current ‘digital whirlpool’ phase…
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HP disrupts production printing market with PageWide Technology
PageWide White Paper for download, following HP’s announcement of new large-format inkjet-based PageWide Technology for high-volume quality prints at high speeds and lower costs…
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Inks for HP PageWide Technology White Paper
Technical white paper for download as a PDF detailing new HP pigment inks for quality, speed, and reliability…
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Effortless colour management with Asanti Calibrated Print Modes
You can download the latest Agfa Graphics’ Tech paper entitled ‘Effortless colour management with Asanti Calibrated Print Modes’ here…
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Kodak issues a call to action to the industry
With sustainability white paper authored by Laurel Brunner, managing director of Digital Dots Limited…
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Turbo Charge your Variable Print Productivity
The free guide, edited by Martin Bailey, CTO for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert on the ISO committees, shows how to 'Do PDF/VT Right' to maximise productivity and minimise turnaround in the variable data world…
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Quick Fact Sheets from Two Sides UK to download as PDFs
Two Sides UK Quick Fact Sheets set the record straight, separating verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information…
02 Technology-related 2014
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World premiere for folding cartons ‘on demand’
KAMA and HP Indigo present a new and highly efficient end-2-end workflow for digitally printed folding cartons...
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Hybrid printing: Offset and Digital join forces for newspapers
Manroland Web Systems presents modern and visionary options for economic newspaper production…
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New KBA RotaJET L-Series: for changing market demands
KBA expands digital printing portfolio with ultra flexible modular RotaJET 89 – 130 platform unveiled at WPE in Amsterdam…
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Manroland Web – powerful ergonomics in a powerful design
New features and improvements for single and double-width newspaper press series from Manroland Web Systems…
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Screen announces next generation inkjet web press
Europe's first new Truepress Jet520HD installation at Nic.Oud, Holland and the second at Baumer, Switzerland…
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Heidelberg announces AutoPlate Pro for XL 75 and XL 106
Fully automatic AutoPlate Pro plate changing system also available for Speedmasters XL 75 and XL 106 in future…
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KBA automates paper logistics in industrial printing firms
What works with web, also works with pile and pallet logistics in sheetfed offset to increase productivity and reduce costs…
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Heidelberg’s integrated Prinect Packaging Workflow
The first and only fully integrated workflow for packaging printers optimises sheet layout and colour consistency…
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Heidelberg Info Days showcase LE UV perfecting printing
Visitors to the Heidelberg Info Days were given demonstrations of perfecting printing on long perfectors and LE UV dryer technology...
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Kurz Digital Metal now market ready
Leonhard Kurz now offers a complete service package for metallic effects in digital printing…
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Hot-off-the-press topics for commercial printers at KBA in Radebeul
Koenig & Bauer (KBA) welcomed over 250 print pundits from 22 countries to its sheetfed offset plant in Radebeul on 26 and 27 June...
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Why settle for a one-size-fits-all UV solution?
Heidelberg has the right UV dryer for every application…
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Innovations propel Heidelberg’s leadership in packaging
As the world’s largest supplier to the folding carton market, Heidelberg is outstripping its rivals for dominance in the global packaging segment…
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KAMA solution for short-run folding cartons
Fast changeover is the key to finishing short runs of digitally ;printed folding cartons economically, as KAMA demonstrated at Interpack in co-operation with HP Indigo…
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Heidelberg Postpress Folding Days in Ludwigsburg
Ideas for new business models - customers encounter special applications for folding machines at Heidelberg Postpress Special Folding Days in early June…
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Disruptive Approach? Make it better by ‘Make it matter’!
By Andreas Weber, Value CEO | Analyst & Innovation Expert, spokesperson DigitalPrintingForum and based in Mainz, Germany…
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dmax large-format digital varnishing world première
Steinemann Technology, Schmid Rhyner and Druckhaus Mainfranken present the world's first high-speed large-format digital varnishing machine - the dmax…
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New HP Indigo digital presses with increased productivity
The new HP Indigo 7800 sheet-fed and WS6800 roll-fed digital presses offer unmatched performance, as well as simplified colour management…
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Kodak announces two brand new Prosper 6000 Presses
Two brand new from the ground up Kodak Prosper 6000 Presses are set to unleash the next-generation of printing to meet diverse customer needs…
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World premiere of new Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 in Heidelberg
Heidelberg Info Days - new high-performance large-format presses unveiled for packaging printing in Wiesloch-Walldorf…
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KBA Radebeul illuminates packaging print from all sides
Successful open house was held at KBA in Radebeul on 14 and 15 May: Packaging. Competence. Network. 2014…
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Heidelberg introduces its new-generation CombiStar
New-generation CombiStar from Heidelberg boosts energy efficiency by up to a massive 50 per cent and with reduced CO2…
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Mönch in Leipzig: A pioneer in shorter signatures
The Mönch bookbindery now stitches thread-sewn books with shorter signatures using the Muller Martini Ventura MC with the Tween option…
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KBA Group at Interpack 2014
Tailor-made print solutions for many types of packaging from the KBA Group under the banner 'The Right One' and with a visual banner of the ‘Frog King’…
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The Label Says it All
Security logistics labels from Schreiner ProTech showcase the label industry's expertise in product authentication…
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Heidelberg invests in the digital future
Heidelberg is offering its customers the opportunity to run offset, digital, and inkjet technologies in parallel…
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Heidelberg extends its digital inkjet and software portfolio
Heidelberg Digital: Focusing on market requirements today, tomorrow, and in the future with inkjet and toner-based systems…
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Highly reactive UV inks and coatings with KBA technology
VariDry HR-UV: KBA’s winning formula for cost-effective, profitable and faster print throughput for Rapidas 75, 105 and 106s…
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Food safety and UV-cured printing inks
RadTech Europe is the industry association focused on the use of radiation curing and a key information provider for brand owners and retailers…
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Agfa Graphics’ Energy Elite Pro @ Artoos
The decision to use the Energy Elite Pro offset plates was largely based on the outstanding long run performance of this ’no bake’ thermal plate…
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Eliminating the guesswork in shrink sleeve distortion
Group360 Worldwide uses Esko Studio Toolkit for shrink sleeves to help its designers to accurately predict artwork distortion…
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Müller Ditzen adding exceptional value and quality with LE UV
‘Fast, environmentally friendly, exceptional’: Commercial print shop Müller Ditzen AG offers more added value for customers with Speedmaster CX 102 LE UV…
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Bobst Masterfold lines help Imballi deliver
Imballi, the Italian corrugated box and display company chooses Bobst for its speciality folding and gluing work…
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Cartotecnica Veneta installs first QuadTech system for gravure
New Color Quality Solution links QuadTech and X-Rite technologies to simplify preparation and deliver precise colour consistency…
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Kodak Magnus Q800 helps Chesapeake maintain quality
Platesetter and Kodak Trillian SP Thermal Plates picked to enable Chesapeake's Polish site in Bialystok to support leading brands…
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Kodak technology helps Ellegi Trento and Italgrafica Sistemi
Kodak Trendsetter Q400 running Sonora XP Process Free Plates joins existing environmentally focused solutions to reduce environmental impact…
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Fogra Colour Management Symposium - The future of colour
After three successful and well attended symposia, Fogra announces its fourth event in Munich on 6 and 7 February 2014…
03 On-line features for Jan/Feb 2014
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Gutenberg Druck: Success with offset and digital printing
Long-established print shop in Switzerland boosts productivity with new Speedmaster SX 74 with coating unit from Heidelberg…
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FINAT: Equipped for the Future
Europe’s labelling association, FINAT, develops new strategic initiatives to create a roadmap for success in a changing world…
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REAL invests in two Screen inkjet web presses to drive growth
REAL Digital kicks off 2014 with major investment in two Screen Truepress Jet 520 digital inkjet web presses…
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‘Marketing is surfing on social trends’
Great conversation about Marketing Innovation, current trends and Digital Print with François Martin, WW Marketing Director Graphic Solution Business at Hewlett-Packard. Interview by Andreas Weber
04 On-line features for Mar/Apr 2014
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Heidelberg and Hartmann: Over half a century of success in Spain
Spanish market is once again on the road to recovery: Print shops are modernising their machine parks with Heidelberg and Hartmann…
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Pim Print automates workflow with Callas pdfToolbox Server
The Callas pdfToolbox Server, isn't that the workflow package that is especially suitable for larger companies?…
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The first KBA Rapida 164 with double coater in Europe
A big step at Holbox in Echt in The Netherlands, to celebrate its new highly-automated four-colour large-format KBA Rapida 164…
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Skype turns to Lintec for stunning Vitrographics
Lintec Graphic Films' Vitrographic range adds contemporary twist to Skype's new distinguished London headquarters in Holborn…
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KBA-MetalPrint receives high-level environment visitors
Politics must give due backing to energy efficiency as Baden-Württemberg's environment minister visits KBA-MetalPrint…
07 On-line features for Sep/Oct 2014
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Ten Years OE-A: A decade of success
The largest and most international working group within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) celebrates first ten years…
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Quality with Full HD Flexo is key to continued success
First Benelux installation of Esko Full HD Flexo at Athena Graphics, one of Europe's leading prepress specialists for the flexographic industry…
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Continental turns to Kodak Prosper for hybrid production
Continental Web Press enhances customisation capabilities with addition of Kodak Prosper S-Series system with Stream inkjet…
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Uniset: The long seller with double circumference
The Uniset from Manroland Web Systems is the world's most successful double circumference, single-width newspaper printing press series…
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DWS: 38 million impressions and counting
DWS puts competition in rearview mirror with the first custom-configured, peak performance Heidelberg XL 106 in North America…
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Ruksaldruck: Where art and technology unite
Creatively configured KBA Rapida 106 at Ruksaldruck in Berlin where art and technology unite in the press room…
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‘Gallus Innovation Days 2014’ an overwhelming success
‘Gallus Innovation Days’ and the Gallus DCS 340 digital inline label printing system premiere a hit with more than 700 label printers from all around the world…
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KBA at the World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam
With less investment in web offset press orders globally, and digital newspaper printing still on hold; the need to adapt continues…
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Four KBA Rapidas for FGP Studio in the Czech Republic
Olomouc, the historical capital city of Moravia, is the sixth-largest town in the Czech Republic and an important printing hub…
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‘Speedmaster.Unbeatable.’ Heidelberg Info Day
In mid-September at the Print Media Centre in Heidelberg, at the ‘Speedmaster.Unbeatable.’ Heidelberg Info Day - customers told each other their success stories…
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A further KBA Rapida jumbo for Werner Kenkel
Polish packaging firm paves the way for growth as Rapida 145 with five printing units and coater joins Rapida 162a…
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France's first Speedmaster XL 106: eight-colour perfector
French commercial print shop offers its customers optimum service with new offset and new Linoprint C 751 digital press from Heidelberg, on back of postpress buys…
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Gallus Innovation Days' Premiere of new Digital Label Press
World premiere of a new generation of digital machines for label printing - the Gallus DCS 340 Digital Converting System impresses with 1200dpi…
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X1 backs Kodak NexPress to become fully 'digital house'
Until recently Berkshire-based printer X1 ran a traditional lithographic press alongside a Kodak NexPress Digital Production Colour Press…
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Rotolito adopts Fujifilm low-chemistry plate solutions
Rotolito Lombarda has improved the performance of its prepress environment Brillia 'lo-chem' plates and ZAC processors…
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Kodak Flexcel NX: Winning solution for Reflex
Reflex Packaging Solutions in the UK wins industry recognition with Kodak Flexcel NX System technology…