Ghent Workgroup releases new PDF Processing Steps Specification

Standardized way to identify production processing information enables increased interoperability and automation (Source: Ghent Workgroup)
Standardized way to identify production processing information enables increased interoperability and automation (Source: Ghent Workgroup)

Ghent, Belgium. The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) announces the release of a new specification describing a standardized method for storing data corresponding to production processing steps within a PDF file. This specification optimizes the entire preproduction process, and enables improved productivity and lower production costs.

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Innovations and highlights: manroland web systems at drupa 2016

From May 31st to June 10th 2016 manroland web systems welcomes customers, media representatives and other visitors to drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. Thanks to its policy of systematic market orientation, the global market leader in web offset printing can offer the appropriate solution to cover any requirement, in any pressroom; whether it be new machines, tailor made retrofits, digital finishing solution or the most cutting edge network solution.

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At drupa 2016, Enfocus will showcase solutions that transform how business gets done

Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. (Source: Enfocus)
Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. (Source: Enfocus)

Ghent, Belgium. At drupa 2016, Enfocus will be showing how the company has combined ideas, innovation and collaboration to create disruptive solutions that ensure success for Enfocus users around the globe.

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Esko HD Flexo certified label printer

Zircon’s Director of Operations Sanjeev Sondhi (Foto: Zircon technologies)
Zircon’s Director of Operations Sanjeev Sondhi (Foto: Zircon technologies)

Delhi, India. Dehradun-based Zircon Technologies, is a well-established label packaging printer and converter in India. Since its inception in 2006, Zircon Technologies has grown quickly and achieved considerable technical excellence. Its state-of- the-art label printing and converting plants in Dehradun in North India and in Chennai in South India are part of its extensive pan-India plans that include carton printing and converting.

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Retrofit of Control System Makes The Pueblo Chieftain Fit for The Future

manroland web systems has recently concluded the successful second phase of retrofits and upgrades to the UNISET press at The Pueblo Chieftain. This means a modernization of servers, drives, and unit controls to improve diagnostics, security, and performance what includes a range of hardware retrofits, as well as the addition of a new Automation Diagnostic Server (ADS) and a retrofit of the entire press network to Ethernet.

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Giroform TM DIGITAL ONEforALL – The new carbonless paper for digital printing

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality paper. (Source: Mitsubishi)
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of speciality paper. (Source: Mitsubishi)

In 2006 Mitsubishi HiTec Paper launched giroform TM DIGITAL: the world’s first carbonless paper for digital printing. In 2012 this was followed by giroform TM DIGITAL Light. Now Mitsubishi has combined the advantages of both products and is introducing a new, universal carbonless paper for digital printing at Drupa 2016: giroform TM DIGITAL ONEforALL.

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Kangde Composites Invest for Electric Cars “Made in China”

The contract signing ceremony, in Beijing: (left to right) Wong Lee Meng, MD Cannon Far East, Zhang Bao Ping, General Manager, Kangde Composites, Alberto Zarantonello, MD Cannon Ergos (Source: Cannon)
The contract signing ceremony, in Beijing: (left to right) Wong Lee Meng, MD Cannon Far East, Zhang Bao Ping, General Manager, Kangde Composites, Alberto Zarantonello, MD Cannon Ergos (Source: Cannon)

Cannon is proud to announce that it has been awarded of a very significant order from the Chinese company Kangde Composites Co. Ltd. for high volume production of Carbon fibre based Composite parts made with HP-RTM (High Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding) technology.

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Flint Group Flexographic Products showcases at drupa 2016

Under the slogan “One Team. One Vision. One Flint Group”, Flint Group demonstrates its vast range of products and services at drupa 2016, in Dusseldorf. The product offering ranges from inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing blankets, flexographic and letterpress plates, equipment and solvents, sleeves, up to digital printing solutions. In total, the company has booths in three halls, whereby Flint Group Flexographic Products presents its portfolio on stand D/12 in hall 08b.

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Maximum productivity with Post Production 4.0

Gämmerler is known as one of the worldwide leading suppliers of machines and complete post- press systems for commercial printing, newspaper and bindery. (Source: Gämmerler GmbH)
Gämmerler is known as one of the worldwide leading suppliers of machines and complete post- press systems for commercial printing, newspaper and bindery. (Source: Gämmerler GmbH)

These days everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. Its importance for the printing industry has widely been debated and at this year’s drupa it will take shape by the introduction of a large number of new products. Under the umbrella term Post Production 4.0 Gämmerler will present, on its stand A80 in hall 14, the solutions for the intelligent networking of machines and installations ensuring their constant operational availability.

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X-Rite and Flexolahti Oy form Strategic Partnership to Expand the PANTONE Certified Printer Program in the Nordic Region

Switzerland. X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced that it has formed a partnership with Flexolahti Oy, a leading packaging production services company based in Finland, to bring the PANTONE® Certified Printer program to the Nordic region. Flexolahti Oy will provide commercial printers and packaging converters with the training, tools and technology printers needed to become a PANTONE Certified Printer. Together, X-Rite and Flexolahti Oy bring a new level of color management and control to the way packaging is produced in the Nordic countries.

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touchpoint 3D fab + print: Visionary ideas, best cases and hands-on state of the art

The touchpoint 3D fab + print will be a meeting point for all drupa visitors wanting to learn in detail about 3D printing. This special show in Hall 7a (Stand C41) will be all about 3D technologies for a wide range of application industries and their market potential. “The purpose of the touchpoint 3D fab + print is to drive technical integration and to pave the way for new cooperative ventures in matters of branding and production,” says Sabine Geldermann, Director of drupa.

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FINAT goes to Budapest for third YMC Global Summit

FIN_pr16005_YMC 2016_logoKeeping abreast of label developments, in all production processes, while being aware of external technological and market factors, is an unrelenting challenge for the label industry. This is why FINAT’s annual YMC Global Summit for 2016 is focused on career management, education and innovation. The Summit is scheduled for 28 to 30 April at the Radisson Blu Beke Hotel in Budapest. Continue reading FINAT goes to Budapest for third YMC Global Summit

Royal printshop Em. de Jong invests in second LITHOMAN press

Royal printshop Em. de Jong invests in second 96-page LITHOMAN press from manroland web Systems. (Picture: manroland web Systems)
Royal printshop Em. de Jong invests in second 96-page LITHOMAN press from manroland web Systems. (Picture: manroland web Systems)

Royal printshop Em. De Jong ordered a second 96-page LITHOMAN to expand its capacities. The LITHOMAN S is supposed to take up operation in 2016, while existing equipment will be expanded for a wider product diversity. Continue reading Royal printshop Em. de Jong invests in second LITHOMAN press

Mimaki expands opportunities with new 3.2 meter UV inkjet printer

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Mimaki, the global industry leader and manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters, announces the introduction of a brand-new 3.2 meter roll-to-roll inkjet printer. The Mimaki UJV55-320 uses UV-curable ink, cured with a low-energy LED light array. This results in sign and display graphics that exit the printer dry and are immediately ready for further processing, significantly reducing production cycle times. In addition, UV-curable inks emit no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), minimising its environmental footprint. Continue reading Mimaki expands opportunities with new 3.2 meter UV inkjet printer

FFP Packaging Sets New Standard in Flexographic Printing

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Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, is pleased to report that its customer, FFP Packaging, located in Northampton in the UK, is raising the bar on flexible packaging printing with its Platinum Print platform, powered by Asahi. The company specializes in high quality flexographic printed flexible packaging, heat seal lidding films and films for high temperature or oven use. FFP, with its work force of 140 talented employees, prides itself on continuously innovating to add value to the work it does to set it apart in the marketplace. Continue reading FFP Packaging Sets New Standard in Flexographic Printing

The latest incarnation of the now traditional wall calendar produced by the world-renowned printing-ink manufacturer is adorned with colourful images of extraordinary market scenes

Christmas market in Trier, Germany – the December motif from thehubergroup wall calendar 2016 (c) hubergroup
Christmas market in Trier, Germany – the December motif from thehubergroup wall calendar 2016 (c) hubergroup

The leitmotif of next year’s, as ever, eagerly awaited hubergroup calendar is ‘Markets of the World’. Traditional markets from regions in which the printing-ink manufacturer hubergroup has local subsidiaries appear as motifs in this calendar and reflect the multi-coloured diversity of life. Continue reading The latest incarnation of the now traditional wall calendar produced by the world-renowned printing-ink manufacturer is adorned with colourful images of extraordinary market scenes