DuPont shows new kit, forecasts growth

DuPont has revealed a one-stage solvent-free plate production process that produces flat-top digital dots directly onto the plate.

The Cyrel Easy flexo plates offer a simpler plate making workflow, with fewer steps and higher consistency and durability in thermal or solvent-free print, said DuPont, which also unveiled the Cyrel Fast 2000TD plate processor, which works with its solvent-free Fast Thermal Workflow. 

Also new was Izon, a 3D security film available in film strips, labels and

Schober peak product, Drupa

Schobertechnologies highlighted the RSM520-DIGI-VARICUT for the converting of digitally printed film and packaging materials into inmould labels and folding boxes and the redesigned SL106-SHEETLINE® – Rotary Sheet-fed converting machine for the production of inmould labels and folding boxes at their Drupa booth.

The company addded, “The RSM-DIGI-Varicut represents the latest generation of fully modular RSM machines designed to convert web width up to 850 mm and with repeat or format length of

Mitsubishi launches its new carbonless paper at Drupa ‘16

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, launched its new giroform Digital OneforAll carbonless paper at Drupa, the latest in its giroform paper series.

Suitable for use on all toner-based printing systems and black and white copiers, the new paper is fully carbonless. 

“Carbonless paper plays an important role in the vast range of printing papers, without many end users or offices being fully aware of it. It is more economical and time saving than photocopying single printed sheets of paper,” said a spokes

Ricoh and EFI sign sales deal after after six months’ negotiations

Ricoh and EFI have signed a sales partnership at Drupa for Ricoh to sell EFI printers and expect to have wrestled market share from HP and Canon by the next show.  Ricoh will start selling EFI’s wide-format 1.65m-wide H1625 LED roll/flatbed hybrid UV printer and the 2m-wide EFI Vutek HS2000 UV printer in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Italy from next month, and from there the service is due to roll-out through South America, North America and

Canon boasts strong sales growth

Canon’s sales are 30% up on last Drupa as it reached its show sales target for the 100ppm imagePress C10000VP by day three of the show. Canon Europe head of commercial print group Peter Wolff said his team was selling Océ ColorStream 6000 Chromas daily, while Australian printer Direct Image signed for the new flatbed Océ Arizona 2280 on day one of the show.

On day two, Canon also signed two customers for its €850,000 flagship high-speed sheetfed inkjet press, the Océ VarioPrint i300.


Indian press makers happy

Indian web press makers have reported a high-volume of enquiries at Drupa, mainly for book applications.  Pawan Tyagi, general manager at The Printers House, which has an installed base of some 2,500 four-tower units, said: “70% of our enquiries have come from customers printing books.”

This was echoed by NBG Printographic Machinery, Ronald Weboffset and Manugraph Industries.

Manugraph has signed its first deal at Drupa. AGA Publications in Hyderabad has ordered a CityLine Express press

Inca rebadges 6-colour+white Truepress printer as SpyderX

Inca Digital has launched a renamed version of a 3.2m-wide, UV dual flatbed/roll-to-roll hybrid printer, now called the SpyderX, The re-badged machine is also known in the market as the Truepress Jet W3200UV sold by Screen and has been sold as the Truepress since 2013.

Product manager Laura Bannister did not give costs but said: “The SpyderX       and Truepress Jet W3200UV are built on the same platform and share the same functionality.”

“The SpyderX is directly supported by Inca whereas

Manroland Sheetfed nearing 200 unit sales of Roland 700 Evolution

Manroland Sheetfed showed its Roland 700 Evolution at a major event for the first time and has revealed unit sales to date.

The German manufacturer, a division of Langley Holdings, said in its pre-event press conference that sales of the machine, which was first debuted and shown to members of the public at its Offenbach production facility in late 2014, are approaching 200 units. The firm is exhibiting a 12-unit version of the press, which includes eight colours, double coating and an

Cron debuts six new products at Drupa

CTP manufacturer Cron  has unveiled six new products at Drupa, which it said will take it into broader fields of offset press optimisation, plate production and flexo packaging.

The Chinese firm’s launches include a new digital inking system that can be retrofitted to any offset press. Cron said this system would enhance image quality, reduce ink usage and shorten the makeready time between jobs.

Cron Europe regional director Derek Sizer said: “There are a lot of companies that can’t afford

Epson’s printer wins award

Epson’s new SureColor SC-P20000 has won “Best Photographic Printer” at the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Awards at drupa in Düsseldorf.

Launched in January this year, the 64-inch SC-P20000 is suitable for high volume commercial print production firms, copy shops, photo labs and high street photo outlets. It can be used to create large-format POS, short-term outdoor & interior signage, exhibition & display graphics, promotional graphics and photographs.


Agfa Graphics has launched its i-series of LED printers at expo

Agfa Graphics has launched a new series of Anapurna full-LED UV-cured printers at Drupa.  The three Anapurna printers, the Anapurna H2500i, H2050i & RTR3200i, all come with air-cooled LED UV-curing as standard, enabling them to save energy and reduce operational expenses, according to Agfa.

Anapurna product manager Philip Van Derauwera said: “We are very happy with the result, and that we did not compromise on image focus. To ensure that we meet our quality standards we have enhanced the

Xaar reveals all details of its new printhead, announces alliance

Xaar has launched its first aqueous printhead at Drupa with what it believes is a “world leading” specification for a host of print applications. 

A new partnership with Ricoh has also been announced.

The first printhead, the 5601 3p0, will be available at the end of the year.

The 160mm-wide high-speed single-pass printhead has 5,680 nozzles. It has a linear speed of 2m/sec, equating to 800sqm/hour.

The printhead can run solvent or aqueous ink at 600dpi (two-colours) or 1,200dpi

Komori presses enjoy ‘huge interest’

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.

One of these presses will go to Cassachrome, Belg-ium, a specialist in fine art and book printing that has been using Komori litho presses for many years.

Robert Holscher, Kom-ori Europe director of digital sales, commented about the occasion: “Extending

Indian group in packaging area

Sakal, the Indian newspaper and commercial business group, has invested €2m  with KBA and Bobst at Drupa to move into packaging. The Nashik-based company has bought a six-colour plus UV coater Rapida 75 Pro, a Bobst Novacut 106E and a Bobst Ambition A1 folder-gluer.

Sakal Group chairman Pratap Pawar, said: “We have been running a successful newspaper and commercial printing business, and diversification into packaging segment, though a new one for us, is only a natural progression.” 


Burns confirms post-split role in Xerox

Ursula Burns will become chairman of Xerox’s Docu-ment Technology business when Xerox splits in two later this year.  Burns is currently chairman and chief executive of the $18bn turnover group.  

Xerox outlined plans to  split into two businesses, Document Technology (incl-uding production printing and print management) and Business Process Outsourcing, at the beginning of the year.

The Document Techno-logy business will have sales of around $11bn. Xerox said it had made “substantial

MPS hosts 5-day open house for customers

MPS opened its doors at company headquarters in Arnhem, Netherlands during drupa 2016, welcoming 150 visitors during the 5-day event. Open House visitors were given live demonstrations on the MPS EF multi-substrate, EB label solution and the hybrid flexo/digital EF SYMJET presses, and a factory tour that included a 28 meter long offset combination press: the largest ever built by MPS.

A private ‘MPS Express’ bus brought drupa visitors to Arnhem and were  shown  live demonstrations with a

Nexeo Solutions has launched the website

Nexeo Solutions has launched the website, to provide exclusive access to Arnitel ID and Novamid ID, premium filament grades specifically designed by DSM for the 3D printing market.  The new e-commerce platform enables customers to buy filaments or order samples. Nexeo Solutions 3D is a specialized group within Nexeo Solutions that focuses on 3D printing filaments for fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology servicing  automotive, healthcare, electrical/electronics

EFI has launched two new Cretaprint ceramic tile printers

EFI has launched two new Cretaprint ceramic tile printers at Ceramics China 2016 tradeshow in Guangzhou. The EFI Cretaprint M4  allows customers to print on larger tile sizes up to 1180mm wide.   The printer includes eight bars for colour and special-effects inks.    Ceramics China also was the launch point for the new Cretaprint M4 SOL, a soluble-salt digital print product specifically designed for producing high-transit, porcelain-polished tiles. Users can jet soluble-salt inks and more

UPM-Kymmene and Northern SC Paper enters partnership

UPM-Kymmene and Northern SC Paper, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, announced the dissolution of their partnership, Madison Paper Industries, in the USA. The partnership’s paper business will end and paper production concluded in end of May. Hydro power assets located at the mill site will be sold. With the closure of the mill, UPM will reduce production of a total of 195,000 tons of its supercalendered paper capacity.

Canon and Dalim Software agree to make DALIM ES

Canon and Dalim Software agree to make DALIM ES integrated media production platform available to Canon digital print customers.  Both companies are currently working on the worldwide implementation of the agreement. “Canon presses and solutions for print production are a smart investment, particularly with the ever-increasing use of digital to satisfy commercial print’s demand for short runs—including personalization,” commented Carol Werlé, CEO Dalim Software.  “And, beyond providing job

TRESU DigitalSolutions, provider of flexo coating systems for digital printing lines

TRESU DigitalSolutions, provider of flexo coating systems for digital printing lines, and Apex International, manufacturer of precision anilox coating and ink technology for packaging and label converting, have formed a global research, development and training partnership. Sharing expertise and facilities, the two companies aim to improve the performance of coating technology for sheet-fed digital printing applications, and to enhance customer service for users of TRESU’s iCoat Single and

QuadTech introduces upgrades

QuadTech has announced the introduction of MultiCam TRIM, “highly economical” advanced register control for option designed for single width, single folder newspaper press applications.

The LED-based MultiCam Trim camera has the ability to read multiple mark patterns across the web, scanning diamond-shaped marks as small as 0.50 mm. It can be configured to control up to eight towers and one folder from a single operator control station.

   According to Pradeep Shah, MD of Manugraph, a

De La Rue sells cash handling

De La Rue has sold its loss-making Cash Processing Solutions business to private equity house Privet Capital.

De La Rue said that after an extensive review, it had deemed the CPS business to be non-core. CPS provides a range of services to central banks and commercial customers, including high-speed cash sorting and authentication systems.

In De La Rue’s 2015 results the CPS business made a £400,000 operating profit on sales of £49.3m. But in the financial year just concluded it is expected

Report finds ink market growing

The opening up of new markets driven by developments in hardware will mean faster growth for the wide-format ink market, according to imaging industry market researcher Photizo Group. This will have positive effects on the global wide-format market as a whole. The wide format ink forecast perspective looks at the strength of the wide-format ink market and sets out various figures to demonstrate how the market is set to grow. It was published in the middle of April 2016.

The report finds HP as

Flather elected Global Print president

Robert Flather, chairman of Picon, has been elected president of Global Print, the international federation of printing equipment manufacturing associations.  He succeeds Jiangou Xu whose two-year presidency culminated with Drupa 2016.

  Created in 2006, Global Print comprises ten national associations from Asia, Europe and the United States.  Its objective is to further the common interests and mutual understanding of manufacturers of printing, papermaking and converting machinery, equipment

CreaseStream will use Drupa to launch a new manual creaser

UK finishing kit manufacturer CreaseStream will use Drupa to launch a new manual creaser that costs less than £1,000. The CreaseStream Card Creaser represents a “significant improvement” over existing manual matrix creasers that use a handle to crease, CreaseStream, a sister company to Tech-ni-Fold said. The Card Creaser is aimed at micro businesses, designers or people who are operating from a garage or small workshop and might produce occasional jobs of 50 or 100.  CreaseStream and

Chili Publish has expanded its operation into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market

Chili Publish has expanded its operation into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market and also announced the most recent update to its online editing solution through Asian languages for direct creation and editing in CHILI publisher. In this release, Chinese, Korean and Indonesian language are supported, with more languages to follow. Output of these documents to PDF and InDesign Mark-Up Language (IDML) is also supported. This new language capability, combined with expansion of the company, means

B&R Moll exhibited its latest folder/gluer finishing system

B&R Moll exhibited its latest folder/gluer finishing system specifically designed for digital printers finishing and packaging jobs like cartons, pillow packs, room key sleeves and presentation folders at drupa.  “We developed the digi-mollPAK System specifically for digital printers who needed a fast, flexible in-line folder/gluer that could deliver complex packaging jobs at an affordable price,” said Darren Vernon, director of Moll International. “The compact digi-mollPAK System offers

HP commissioned study, conducted by Redshift Research, asked 1,016 IT decision makers

An HP commissioned study, conducted by Redshift Research, asked 1,016 IT decision makers across seven European countries about device use in their organisations. The results show there is widespread anxiety about their current technology, with 90% of IT decision makers concerned in particular about device security. They also acknowledged that design is another important point of consideration, promoting flexible working and contributing to a sense of job satisfaction amongst employees.

SAi offers free upgrade for FlexiPrint software

Software company SA International has released a free Version 12 download for existing licences of the FlexiPrint HP Latex edition software.

   The company, which supplies packages for signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, said the upgrade would improve workflow.

  They are included in FlexiPrint Premium, FlexiSign-Pro Edition and FlexiPrint basic edition software, available on HP bundles for customers of the HP Latex 310 and 330 printers.