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Heidelberg's ‘sustainable profitability’ hailed

Heidelberg has announced improved annual results after posting its best Q4 performance for nine years.
The press manufacturer saw slight increases in sales and a larger increase in net profits after tax in a year that saw it bring in a new chief executive and announce a digital revamp.
A spokesman for Heidelberg confirmed that Q4 2016/17 was Heidelberg’s best Q4 performance since 2008 based on revenue and profit, after sales rose just shy of 20% on the same quarter last year, from €710m to €845m, and net profit after tax increased €11m to €46m (31%). EBITDA increased by 21%, from €70m to €85m, while incoming orders rose 3%.
For the full year, the group experienced a 29% rise in net profits after tax, from €28m to €36m, while sales experienced

Kodak wins the EDP Award 2017

Kodak wins the EDP Award 2017 for the KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press. Kodak has won the EDP Award 2017 for the best product in the “Cutsheet printer color up to B3 >200,000 A4/month” category with its KODAK NEXPRESS ZX3900 Digital Production Color Press. This digital production press, which was publicly premiered at drupa 2016, was entered by Kodak in the race for the EDP Awards in the main category ‘Commercial Printing’. The awards were presented by the EDP Association

Aeoon Technologies has launched its new Titan flatbed series

Aeoon Technologies has launched its new Titan flatbed series at Fespa. These machines can be used to print on materials including leathers, woods, plastics, glass or metals. The system is available in four versions – Titan Multi, Titan Multi Duo, Titan Maxi and Titan Maxi Duo – with vacuum tables ranging from 3x1.5m up to 4.2x3.75m. The Titan machines can be used with pigment, UV and hybrid inks and, depending on the ink used, can be equipped with infrared, near-infrared or UV curing devices. A

MS Printing Solutions has launched the new 3.2m-wide Impres 4320 soft signage printer

Italian manufacturer MS Printing Solutions has launched the new 3.2m-wide Impres 4320 soft signage printer at Fespa, with two 1.8m-wide machines also due to be part of the Impres family.  All three units (the 4320, 4180 and 3180) will begin shipping in the coming months. The 4320 runs at a top speed, in high speed mode, of 289sqm/hr, with the 4180 at 202sqm/hr and 3180 at 124sqm/hr in the same mode. The machines’ dye-sublimation JK Group inks are uniquely formulated for their Kyocera print