Heidelberg set to revamp its CX 75 and XL 75 speedmasters

Heidelberg is relaunching its B2 range of speedmasters with an ergonomic redesign engineered for user-friendliness and reduced operator workloads.

According to the company’s statement, the CX 75 and the industrial-level XL 75 will both be relaunched in this month, with a new ‘gallery concept’ carried over from the Speedmaster XL 106, allowing operators to move more efficiently across the presses’ gantries and eliminate fatigue, taking advantage of the larger working space between units.

Senior product manager Frank Süsser said: “Ergonomic operation on a press is very important to keep the workplace at the printing press attractive. Furthermore, it is essential to avoid the operator getting tired too quickly, especially if many job

Heidelberg gets new CFO: Marcus A. Wassenberg

The supervisory board of Heidelberg has appointed Marcus A. Wassenberg (52) as ordinary member of the management board and chief financial officer.

Wassenberg succeeds Dirk Kaliebe, who, as previously announced, will leave the company at his own request at the end of September and will be available for an orderly transition.

"We are very pleased to have gained Marcus Wassenberg as a leader with many years of leadership competence in the financial sector. With his experience in the mechanical

Kodak to partner with China's HuaGuang

Kodak recently announced that it reached an agreement with Lucky HuaGuang Graphics Co. Ltd to establish a strategic relationship in China, including Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan. With this partnership, Kodak seeks to increase the adoption of its Sonora plates in China.

"The Kodak/HuaGuang relationship will comprise an agreement for Kodak to sell its offset printing plates facility in Xiamen, China to HuaGuang. Under this supply agreement, HuaGuang will help Kodak fulfill its existing

Study: Printed signage market value is $43bn

Smithers Pira’s latest market report ‘The Future of Printed Signage in an Electronic World to 2024’ shows a nip to $43.30 billion in 2019 in constant price terms.

The global market for printed signage in 2018 was valued at $43.34bn.  The printed signage market slightly declined by 0.3% year-on-year since 2014.

It is now forecast to recover value in the next five years when growth of 0.2% CAGR will see the market reach a value of $43.73bn in 2024.

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