BUSINESS

Stage 1: Fairfax to shut NSW, Qld plants 'saving  $15m-a-year'

Stage 1: Fairfax to shut NSW, Qld plants 'saving $15m-a-year'

Fairfax Media is to close two of its largest print sites, becoming effectively dependent on News Corp for production of some of its newspapers (writes Peter Coleman).

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Five plant closures postulated in 'redundant' report

Five plant closures postulated in 'redundant' report

Half a year down the track, it's curious that a report on sharing printing plant across Australia's two biggest rivals is already irrelevant, writes Peter Coleman.

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New website spreads broad message for manroland India

New website spreads broad message for manroland India

manroland India has a new website, recognising the fact that the company's services extend substantially beyond those of its German parent.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

When ink at two grammes a copy is not good enough

When ink at two grammes a copy is not good enough

Not satisfied with reducing ink consumption to 2g a copy, German newspaper printer Druckhaus Ulm-Oberschwaben (DUO) is looking to further savings with automatic colour control.

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La Réunion leading again with waterless press start-up

La Réunion leading again with waterless press start-up

Its remote location - an island in the Indian Ocean and an outpost of the French empire - lends strength to La Réunion's argument for technical innovation.

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Upgrade secures another decade of production for HT

Upgrade secures another decade of production for HT

manroland has completed a swift nerve centre transplant for HT Media in New Delhi, replacing the interbus loop on a 12-year-old Colorman in just a fortnight.

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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

Three presses go to Africa in single order

Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

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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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WORKFLOW & CTP

Agfa updates ink optimisation and ISO printing tools

Agfa updates ink optimisation and ISO printing tools

Two new Agfa software modules for GCR and standardised print join the company's ECO³ programme.

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Kodak thrills in Manila for Sonora launch

Kodak thrills in Manila for Sonora launch

A glossy event in Manila saw the launch of Kodak's Sonora and Sword Max plates in the Philippines.

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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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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

Drive swap-out gives Advance press years of life

Modern Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 drives will help Advance Local increase efficiency on a Goss Colorliner in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Verico gets it all together with corporate move

Waterless printing technology vendor Verico Technology is to move its offices to Enfield, Connecticut, as part of plans to accommodate growth.

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New England pressline expands capacity, boosts quality

A new 22-unit pressline promises Newspapers of New England increased colour capacity and better quality for its own and its customers' newspapers.

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