BUSINESS

Japan Paper set to become Australia's biggest merchant

Japan Paper set to become Australia's biggest merchant

Japan Pulp & Paper will extend its reach into the Australasian paper market with a majority stake in a business formed by the merger of BJ Ball and family-owned KW Doggett Fine Paper.

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Awards open vistas for New Zealand's apprentices

Awards open vistas for New Zealand's apprentices

Taryn Gannaway, an apprentice at Beacon Print's Whakatane site, has been named one of this year's three GAPF scholarship winners.

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DRUPA teams to power new Iran print show

DRUPA teams to power new Iran print show

DRUPA organiser Messe Düsseldorf has partnered with Iran's Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition to bring an upgraded show to Tehran.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Transformed Kiwi print site set for another 20 years

Transformed Kiwi print site set for another 20 years

A large order to refit and automate colour control on a 21-year-old newspaper press on "the other side of the world" is a special one for QI Press Controls for two reasons.

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'Colossal' Austrian order for QIPC-EAE updates 13 presses

'Colossal' Austrian order for QIPC-EAE updates 13 presses

After a trial on one of its eight KBA presses in Vienna, Austrian publisher Mediaprint will add QI Press Controls' IDS-3D colour and register control to the remaining seven presses, plus three more in St. Andrä.

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Richmatt adds QuadTech to growing portfolio

Richmatt adds QuadTech to growing portfolio

Malaysia-based Richmatt Graphics has added control systems vendor QuadTech to a portfolio which includes Indian press maker Manugraph.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

Kodak opts to keep Prosper, develop hybrid press options

Kodak opts to keep Prosper, develop hybrid press options

Kodak says 17 companies - including major press makers - are working with it to integrate the Ultrastream inkjet technology of the Prosper business it will now retain.

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'Exciting era' dawns with personalised print

'Exciting era' dawns with personalised print

A revolution is underway in the small French town of Avesnes-sur-Helpe as publisher Sogemedia hits its stride.

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New lower-priced inkjet web makes Lucerne debut

New lower-priced inkjet web makes Lucerne debut

HP has made its boldest bid yet for the entry-level inkjet web market with a new T200 series press launched at InnovationDays in Lucerne.

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INSERT & HEATSET

Third 80-page Lithoman for IVE's new Sydney site

Third 80-page Lithoman for IVE's new Sydney site

manroland has provided more details of the 80-page Lithoman heatset press which will go into IVE Group's new print site in Sydney's Seven Hills.

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Goss relocates Polestar press for YM Chantry

Goss relocates Polestar press for YM Chantry

A 64-page Goss Sunday press has been commissioned at YM Chantry in the UK, giving the group new short-grain capability.

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KBA sells used C518 heatset press to Russian customer

KBA sells used C518 heatset press to Russian customer

KBA will supply and relocate a used 40-page Compacta press for a customer in St Petersburg, Russia.

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WORKFLOW & CTP

Enfocus adds new technology, introduces yearly cycle

Enfocus adds new technology, introduces yearly cycle

Twenty years after its first release, Enfocus has announced an update to its PitStop PDF preflight and correction software and new support arrangements.

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Register software saves repinning on Community units

Register software saves repinning on Community units

A New York newspaper and magazine publisher is claiming good results from the use of register correction software with their 50-year-old press.

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Klappe takes on OneVision's 'visibility problem'

Klappe takes on OneVision's 'visibility problem'

Tim Klappe has been appointed Asia Pacific managing director of prepress and workflow vendor OneVision, following roles with Ferrostaal, Norde and manroland.

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MAILROOM

Help at hand with new smart palletiser

Help at hand with new smart palletiser

A neighbouring newspaper publisher in the Swedish lakeside city of Jönköping is improving productivity with Schur's new compact palletiser.

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Bangalore calls time for a conveyor upgrade

Bangalore calls time for a conveyor upgrade

Deccan Herald publisher The Printers (Mysore) is renewing a longstanding relationship with an order to update its mailroom system.

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Nine connected systems - and more - in Müller Martini's DRUPA

Nine connected systems - and more - in Müller Martini's DRUPA

For Müller Martini at DRUPA, the buzzword Finishing 4.0 meant digital connectivity and the ability to change between formats - and even individual products - almost instantaneously.

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BRIEFS

Tapping a cash source for print based innovators

Insights into how to access Australian government cash for innovation will be provided at a forum session during the PacPrint trade show.

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Australasian catalogue awards get new venue, prizes

A new award for best young student has been added to the Australasian Catalogue Association's 26th Catalogue Awards.

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Goss stablemate Presstek in new prepress push

Goss sister company Presstek is increasing its investment in the newspaper market with the appointment of industry veteran Patrick Kilgallon as its North American corporate accounts manager for newspaper groups

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