Jeff Jacobson has been announced as the new CEO of Xerox Corporation

Jeff Jacobson has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation following the company’s planned separation into two publicly traded companies. “Jeff is a great leader with a passion for our business and employees, deep customer relationships and a clear strategic vision to capitalize on the opportunities ahead,” said Ursula Burns, chairman, Xerox Document Technology.  On January 29, 2016, Xerox announced its plans to separate into two independent, publicly traded

Konica Minolta trials MEMS printheads

Konica Minolta has annou-nced that new printheads being developed leveraging its proprietary MEMS technologies have been successfully trialled for the first time at drupa.

On its booth at drupa, alongside Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ), experts demonstrated the capabilities of the MEMS printheads in a first public showing. These are being developed to better serve commercial printing, label printing, and various other industrial printing purposes with their well-balanced designed to meet a

Stora Enso starts mill in China

Stora Enso has inaugurated its new consumer board mill in China at a significant investment of EUR 800 million, PaperAge reported. 

The mill started in May, is expected to reach full production within 18 to 24 months. 

“We are delighted to announce the official opening of the Stora Enso consumer board mill in China. This is a very important milestone for us”, says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sund-ström. “China is a market with high potential and the start-up of our consumer board mill is

Enviro Wipes back to production

Enviro Wipes, which provides environmentally friendly rag cleaning products for printers, has recovered to full production just days after a fire at its premises. The blaze, which started Sunday morning (19 June) around 7.30am, was dealt with by 40 firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire Service. The fire was largely restricted to Enviro Wipes’ finishing department, although smoke spread to other parts of the building.

Enviro Wipes’ finance director Phil Walker said the company was back in work

Presstek has launched a range of products at Drupa

Presstek has launched a range of products at Drupa, including platesetters and plates. The new products include the Eco-UV Integrated Curing System for DI presses, the Dimension Pro2 Thermal CTP System and the chemistry-free develop-on-press GemPlate. The Eco-UV system is said to boost printers’ competitiveness through energy savings. EAMER sales director Ian Pollock said: “We give them the ability to add higher margin products to their portfolio.” The new Dimension Pro2 CTP is being shown

Komori has secured nine letters of intent for its B1 Impremia NS40

Komori has secured nine letters of intent for its B1 Impremia NS40 sheetfed digital press. The NS40 is Komori’s version of the Landa S10; both machines use a Komori chassis and transport system with Landa’s Nanographic imaging system. Robert Holscher, Komori Europe director of digital sales, said: “Extending our ‘print on anything’ philosophy to our digital portfolio has proven to be exactly right.  “Both the B2-format IS29 inkjet press and the NS40 have received huge interest.”  The Impremia

Xeikon has launched a STAR training program

Xeikon has launched a STAR training program. Developed for all Xeikon press operators, the certified program enables customer trainees to fully optimize the performance of their Xeikon solution in all aspects of their business. Frederik Vervenne, Xeikon’s vice president services said: “The Xeikon STAR Program will improve customer productivity and performance. And all those positive enhancements translate into increasing revenue for the customers. It will also offer a more focused approach to

Durst and 3M announces new co-branded premium UV Ink Series

Durst and 3M announces new co-branded premium UV Ink Series. The Durst Rho Roll 3M™ Premium UV Ink Series – for the award-winning Durst Rho 512R and Rho 312R large-format UV inkjet digital roll printers. By employing these premium UV inks, Durst users will be able to offer 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Certified graphics upon completion of the certification process.  The 3M™MCS™ Warranty is the most highly regarded finished graphic warranty in the industry. The new Durst Rho Roll 3M™ Premium UV Ink

Kurz sells first B2 foiling machine along with other deals

Foiling specialist Kurz  has sold two of its DM-Liner toner transfer foiling machines launched at Drupa, which it believes is the biggest such device in the world.

The B2 (530x750mm) sheetfed device can take paper from 70-350gsm and runs at up to 2400sph B2 and 3600sph SRA3.

Foil from rolls sticks to monochrome print as the paper passes through. Then four colours can be overprinted digitally. The DM-Liner works with any toner-based printer.

A Malaysian company has signed for the device and

Neschen acquired by Blue Cap

After a successful restructuring process, struggling       specialist substrate manufacturer Neschen has been taken over by German investment group Blue Cap.

The wide format print media specialist filed for self-administered insolvency in April last year after negotiations with its main creditor Sandton, for a €23m refinancing deal, failed.

The company, along with its subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Benelux, France and Austria, has continued to trade through insolvency whilst working to

Xaar ties with Ricoh at Drupa

Xaar, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, and Ricoh announce a strategic partnership to maximise the benefits from each company’s considerable expertise in Thin Film piezo printhead development.  The collaboration between Xaar and Ricoh will deliver superior technology and a broader range of printheads which will provide substantial benefits to the customers of both Xaar and Ricoh.

The announcement comes at an exciting time for Xaar, whose Bulk piezo inkjet technology is already at the

Zünd’s digital cutter doubles productivity

Digital cutter manufacturer Zünd has used Drupa to show and launch its new D3 digital cutter, marking an improvement on its S3 cutter, according to Zünd product manager Roman Hasler.

Hasler said that the cutter will improve production by around 100%, mainly due to two newly-installed beams, which allow for smoother loading and unloading between jobs. The cutter is also available in four different sizes.

“For us it is the combination of the loading and unloading that is the major upgrade,”

Several Drupa launches for Flint Group and announcements

Flint Group has launched two new offset inks, four LED and low-energy curing inks and two food-grade UV curing inks for food packaging printing on board and synthetics.

Commercial director sheetfed Steven Haig commented his stand  one of three at Drupa, had seen a very high throughput of visitors, particularly from emerging markets, with LED UV especially popular.

“It seems to be the buzz word this drupa. We’ve had people coming from pretty much everywhere.”

Flint Group’s flexo and

Xeikon launches new printer and cutter at Drupa

Xeikon has revealed a new one-pass-duplex web-fed system, the Xeikon 9600, a flatbed die-cutter and brought its long-awaited Trillium One for its first public outing at Drupa.

The 9600 replaces the Xeikon 8600 and is priced at €395,000. The Belgium-based manufacturer said it can run at up to 195ppm speed and 1200dpi resolution with variable dot density. It integrates the Xeikon X-800 front-end’s variable data capabilities and has a fifth colour station for spot colour reproduction and

HP partners with Henkel

HP partners with adhesive supplier Henkel  for digitally produced flexible packaging.   In another development, HP announced that three of its products have been honoured with European Digital Press Association (EDP) Awards.

From over 100 product entries submitted for the 2015/2016 awards, HP SmartStream Mosaic,  HP PrintOS and HP DesignJet T830 were each named the best product in their category.  HP’s PrintOS received the award for best workflow and management solution while HP’s DesignJet

KBA show sales exceed $112m, 60 presses sold in 6 continents

KBA’s sales at Drupa have broken the $112m mark. The manufacturer has sold more than 60 presses to customers from more than 30 countries and on six continents in the first nine days. The German press giant, which has switched its focus from publishing presses to packaging presses over the past decade, said it had been especially pleased with the volume of German and Indian deals signed at the Messe.

“This was the most successful Drupa for us since 2000,” said senior vice-president for

Buoyant sales for 1.1 m new Epson SureColor photoprinter

Epson has launched its new 1.1m-wide SureColor SC-P10000 printer at Drupa, a smaller version of the 1.6m wide SC-P20000.

It has been available for purchase since the start of May and retails at €7,295.

Epson European product manager Marc Boehmer said sales had been successful at Drupa, with around 10 being sold, including four to France-based Picto, who also put in an order for four SC-P20000s.

Boehmer said: “The SC-P10000 is the little brother of the 20000. It has just earned the EDP

Konica Minolta wins EDP award

Konica Minolta’s newly launched AccurioJet KM-1 sheet-fed B2+ UV inkjet digital press, and the bizhub PRESS C71hc light production press have been recognised by the European Digital Press (EDP) Association.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 has been named “Best cut sheet colour B2+ printer” in the 2016 EDP Awards, while the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71hc has won the “Best cut sheet colour light production” category. The Awards were presented to the company at the official EDP Award

EFI launches new product

Electronics For Imaging announced the release of Fiery Navigator, a new cloud-based product that gives print service providers insight into their production data to optimize resource allocation, ensure compliance with operating procedures, and take equipment decisions.

“Running a successful print operation requires the right equipment and tools. But print service providers also need business intelligence to stay competitive and increase profitability. We are excited to provide that with Fiery

Mimaki focuses on futuristic prototypes at exhibition

Mimaki showcased its work-in-progress at this Drupa, following its Fespa launch of its latest model, the 3.2m-wide UJV55-320. The UJV55-320 is equipped with Mimaki’s original automatic NCU. Clogged nozzles are automatically detected and cleaned by the NCU. If the clogging is not resolved by cleaning, the UJV55-320 automatically sets the nozzle recovery function NRS and resumes printing.

Innovations include a ‘robotic print minder’, a new formulation of a security ink that can print in CMYK

New Xerox inkjets find buyers at exhibition

Xerox has revealed the first buyers of its Drupa-launched inkjet presses.

Xerox chairman and chief executive Ursula Burns said: “High-quality colour, especially inkjet, is growing. The technology has generated new ways of collaborating and new ways of working. People want to create things that are unique and personal and they are willing to pay a premium for those things if we can show them the value.”

Meanwhile, Xerox company XMPie, along with Solimar and Muller Martini, is using the show

Fujifilm, Epac create 5D printing for books

Fujifilm has partnered with US-based Epac Technologies to create ‘5D printing’, an automated system for the print industry targeted particularly at high-quality book manufacturing. At Drupa the manufacturer is presenting its plans to bring the Samba heads from its Jet Press 720S to its Jet Press 540W roll-to-roll digital machine. This would allow the 540W to print on offset papers to create an automated book production system.

For book manufacturing this would mean E2 systems, which are

Clickar unveils new concept

Spanish-based Clickar  showed its new Lala print product at Drupa, which it says is the first web-to-print programme with augmented reality.  While it has been working with augmented reality concepts for eight years, the new web-to-print programme allows users to scan images with their phone or iPad and have them sent directly to a print shop for printing and see the finished product before it is printed.

Clickar US partner Jose Marti said: “Lala Print is your standard web-to-print with the

Ultrachem unveils flexible fount solutions for UV, conventional

Coatings and pressroom consumables manufacturer Ultrachem has launched a new range of UV washes and fount solutions that are also suitable for hybrid UV printing. It has built a significant global distribution business and has over 1,500 UK customers and exports to over 100 countries.

Unlike traditional UV fount solutions and washes, the firm said the new products, which are commercially available with immediate effect, are suitable for UV, HUV and conventional inks, so there is no need to

GMG highlights their new colour conversion

On the GMG booth, deliberately kept white, there will be as little as possible to distract from the essential messages. Paul Barnes, product management at the company explained more about its new colour conversion solutions, GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorPlugin. 

With six years of res-earch and development behind it, OpenColor has patented technology enables accurate proof simulation of the overprinting effects of spot colours. It is ideal for those in the packaging sector who need perfect

HP has signed biggest Japanese order, announces alliance

HP has sealed a huge Japanese deal for a new books-on-demand factory at Drupa, and has also announced a collaboration with packaging giant Smurfit Kappa for its upcoming C500 corrugated solution.

Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corporation has ordered multiple HP presses for its new books on-demand production and distribution facility.

It is HP’s biggest-ever order in Japan and includes an HP PageWide Web Press T490M HD high-speed monochrome web and HP Indigo 50000 colour web, alongside

APP key lines at Drupa

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) showcased a range of updated and established product lines for the print and packaging industry at Drupa 2016.

APP’s product showcase will focus on four key product lines for the European market.

SinarKraft is APP’s premier multilayer packaging board range. It is a three-ply product consisting of pure bleached hardwood kraft fibres with an inner unbleached kraft fibre layer.

Extraprint is the company’s European bestselling range of high quality wood free

Agfa Graphics upgrades Apogee software to meet demands

Agfa Graphics has launched a new version of its Apogee workflow software to meet printers’ growing automation and performance demands.

The latest version of the software, Apogee 10, boasts extra features and better performance, according to the company.

The product has a new user interface for unbound work that aims to enable printers to make optimum use of press sheets and press time.

Optimisation is possible for both regular and irregular-shaped print products and takes into account the

Bobst premieres its eight new printing and converting kits

Bobst has used drupa to launch a raft of new print and finishing kit and services, which it claims, will help packaging and label manufacturers take production to another level.

The company unveiled a new die-cutter, the Mastercut 106 PER, and a new folder-gluer, the Masterfold 110 A3.

The new Mastercut 106 PER hosts a brand new systems where each designed to either maximize uptime, speed up production or improve quality, this Mastercut is the fastest, most highly automated and most

Comexi debuts the F1 flexo press at drupa

Spanish press flexo press manufacturer Comexi has launched a new version of its F1 press.

The F1, of which there are now around 50 units installed, has added automation, including a built-in robot for job changeovers.

Comexi chief executive Jeroen van der Meer said the new F1 offered “an increase in production efficiency of at least 25%” with the robot managing changes automatically. With advanced technical solutions, they allow printing at high speeds, thanks to their robustness and drying