BUSINESS

Kodak expands its literacy programme with Indian NGO

Kodak expands its literacy programme with Indian NGO

A new partnership with global nonprofit Room to Read in India is expanding Kodak's Print for Good literacy programme.

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'New beginning' as Icahn and Deason take Xerox control

'New beginning' as Icahn and Deason take Xerox control

Investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason have named five new directors for Xerox, after the US-headquartered company announced it was calling off its merger with Fuji Xerox.

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London PE firm optimistic after buying Norske Skog

London PE firm optimistic after buying Norske Skog

After years of struggling with debt and almost five months in bankruptcy, paper maker Norske Skog has been sold to a private equity company for 235 million Euros ($373 million).

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PRINT PRODUCTION

European print chiefs view Mediaprint's Vienna project

European print chiefs view Mediaprint's Vienna project

A project to equip Austrian giant Mediaprint for the future of newspaper printing has come under peer scrutiny at an open day in Vienna.

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DB comes back for fourth Prakash Newslight

DB comes back for fourth Prakash Newslight

A fourth 24-page press has been ordered by Hindi-language publishing giant DB Group.

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Efficiency is focus, says Segger as NWZ offshoot signs

Efficiency is focus, says Segger as NWZ offshoot signs

A new newspaper press was "the next logical step" for independent printshop WE-Druck after upgrading postpress three years ago.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

iF design award for RotaJet press

iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

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Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

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GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

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INSERT & HEATSET

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

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Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

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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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WORKFLOW & CTP

Agfa weighs inwith 'robust' thermal plate

Agfa weighs inwith 'robust' thermal plate

Agfa says its new Adamas thermal plate will bring new levels of robustness to newspaper and commercial web applications.

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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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MAILROOM

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

New Ferag mailroom systems are in operation at The Printers (Mysore) in Bangalore, following an order for conveyors, wrapping and strapping equipment.

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Multiple zones, editions and an 'optimal balance'

Multiple zones, editions and an 'optimal balance'

With insert volume tripling in four years, German publisher LR Medienverlag und Druckerei has cut costs and increased flexibility with a new automated system.

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Perfect solution as Kolbus unloads bookbinding

Perfect solution as Kolbus unloads bookbinding

Müller Martini is strengthening its position in perfect and bookbinding markets as it helps Kolbus focus on packaging.

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BRIEFS

John Georgantzakos joins PIAA's 'generational change'

Managing director of Spot Press John Georgantzakos will take up a place on the board of the Printing Industries Association of Australia following the retirement of Matt Aitken.

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Injunction means Xerox deal is off, Jacobson gone

Plans for Fujifilm to take over the rest of Xerox may have to go back to the drawing board after a preliminary injunction was granted to billionaire investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.

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Industry group honours schoolbook company

With more than half a century of history to look back on, presentation of an FGI excellence award as 'outstanding entrepreneur' to Line O Matic founder owner Uday Patel was a proud moment.

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