BUSINESS

Hearst pays US$55 million to let Transcontinental exit SF print

Hearst pays US$55 million to let Transcontinental exit SF print

Of its day, it was the flagship printing plant and a leader in the move towards outsourced print. Now production of the San Francisco Chronicle is being handed back to its publisher Hearst Communications.

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Baldwin scores QuadTech to create colour rego giant

Baldwin scores QuadTech to create colour rego giant

After nosing around the colour registration segment with two earlier acquisitions, cashed-up Baldwin Technology has picked up QuadTech from its US printer owner Quad/Graphics.

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News shutting Warwick print again after two years

News shutting Warwick print again after two years

The two-year-old coldset web facility in Warwick is to be the first print casualty of News Corp Australia's acquisition of the former APN Australian Regional Media operation.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Bengali printers register their interest in automation

Bengali printers register their interest in automation

Things are looking sharper around Kolkata as a handful of web printers commit to auto colour registration technology.

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manroland India homes in on third-party upgrades

manroland India homes in on third-party upgrades

As the company extends its reach into upgrades on third-party presses, manroland India has reported a year of successes with several installation 'firsts' of its automated colour density and register systems.

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Goss works with People's Daily on press relocation

Goss works with People's Daily on press relocation

As People's Daily progresses the move of its equipment to new premises in Beijing, Goss International says it has completed the relocation of a Universal 75.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Personalised, localised print newspapers are on the agenda again following a world tour by the man who may yet put them back in fashion, Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul.

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Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Linking delivered print - be it a targetted newspaper or promotional print - to online retargetting data is a frontier being explored by mail operators in Europe.

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New push to 'sharpen' digital print proposition

New push to 'sharpen' digital print proposition

A new initiative to exploit the benefits of digital newspaper printing in the Asia Pacific and especially Australia is the result of detailed analysis of the needs of hundreds of publishers.

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INSERT & HEATSET

Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Turkish book printer Tuna Matbaacilik will install its first heatset press next year, with the acquisition of a semicommercial manroland Uniset 75 press.

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Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

A 96-page Goss Sunday 5000 will replace two 48-page presses at Spanish giant Rotocobrhi in Madrid.

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Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Less than six months after announcing a new location for the facility, Ive Group has its new 80-page heatset pressline and other equipment in production in Sydney's Huntingwood

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WORKFLOW & CTP

Dalim adds AI, more features to 2017 release

Dalim adds AI, more features to 2017 release

AI-based deep learning has been added to Dalim's ES media production platform in what the German developer says is a significant update to last year's new version.

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Elpical recruits for 'game changing' product launch

Elpical recruits for 'game changing' product launch

Claro image software developer Elpical has appointed Derek Milne as international sales and marketing manager.

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Fairfax opts for 'totally chemical free' thermal plate

Fairfax opts for 'totally chemical free' thermal plate

A three-year contract with Kodak will see Australia's Fairfax Media switch its high-volume sites to the company's process-free Sonora News plates.

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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

APT name change as NPES rebrands

A rebrand to Association for Print Technologies is a turning point, "not just for NPES, but for the entire printing and imaging industry" according to president Thayer Long.

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Schoolbook deal launches QIPC into Iran

QI Press Controls and sister company EAE have gained a foothold in Iran with a deal to partner Arta Taraz Niavaran in the up-and-coming market.

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All change at technotrans as Brickenkamp departs

Ahead of the departure of chief executive Henry Brickenkamp in June, technotrans has announced changes to its board of management.

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