BUSINESS

DRUPA finds it hard to be optimistic about publishing

DRUPA finds it hard to be optimistic about publishing

You probably won't need the seventh DRUPA Global Trends Report to tell you that publishing shows "the clearest evidence of active decline in revenues".

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Bonny recognised despite the awards postponement

Bonny recognised despite the awards postponement

Gisborne Herald apprentice Bonny Seymour is among an expanded line-up of 12 finalists named for PrintNZ's Apprentice of the Year competition.

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ACM clears Beaudesert plant in unreserved auction

ACM clears Beaudesert plant in unreserved auction

Australian Community Media is clearing the magazine and printing plant at the former Beaudesert Times site in Queensland it bought from Nine Entertainment.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Single-width expansion includes closed-loop colour

Single-width expansion includes closed-loop colour

A three-stage press installation at Stuart Web in Florida has transformed the commercial printer's single-width press, virtually without upsetting production.

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Second century to bring print into focus

Second century to bring print into focus

A recently-acquired Goss Universal 50 at leading Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal is to have its QI Press Controls' colour register and cut-off system updated.

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'They thought I was crazy' Tapken buys second press

'They thought I was crazy' Tapken buys second press

When Gerhard Tapken bought the newspaper printing company of which he was managing director in 2018, "many people thought I was crazy".

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

New dry toner tech expands concepts for digital web

New dry toner tech expands concepts for digital web

Xeikon says digital web presses using its new Sirius technology will run at up to 30 metres per minute.

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Digital print goes grand-large in Japanese 'first'

Digital print goes grand-large in Japanese 'first'

Technology from HP and Koenig & Bauer comes together in what is being billed as the biggest digital inkjet web press in the world.

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EXCLUSIVE: How inkjet tech and state cash is helping build newspapers' future

EXCLUSIVE: How inkjet tech and state cash is helping build newspapers' future

Digital printing plant now being installed in Montpelier, France is central to a new initiative aimed at building a future for a regional daily and the nation's press.

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INSERT & HEATSET

AMS shows LED-UV in Bangkok, boosts US team

AMS shows LED-UV in Bangkok, boosts US team

Printers from Thailand learned more about LED-UV printing at an open day in Bangkok.

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Ovato shows expanded Warwick Farm 'supersite' to customers and industry

Ovato shows expanded Warwick Farm 'supersite' to customers and industry

Having consolidated first to bring IPMG's NSW sites together, and again to allow the closure of PMP Moorebank, Ovato had something to show guests at Warwick Farm yesterday.

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More independents to lead Ovato as Hannan takes chair

More independents to lead Ovato as Hannan takes chair

Former chairman of IPMG Michael Hannan is back in the chair following its merger with PMP to create Australian printing giant Ovato.

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WORKFLOW & CTP

Agfa develops Sublima for 'striking', faster printing

Agfa develops Sublima for 'striking', faster printing

Agfa has launched a new "spiral-shaped" screening technology for newspapers it says will hold a 1-99 per cent dot.

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Process-free plates perform for insert printer

Process-free plates perform for insert printer

Kodak says US catalogue printer Inserts East is saving time and money with its process-free plates.

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CTP partner Xeikon gets ready for Eede closure

CTP partner Xeikon gets ready for Eede closure

Belgian digital press maker Xeikon, which is an OEM partner of Agfa for CTP systems - is consolidating production ahead of its next 'leap forward'.

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MAILROOM

News UK's 'plastics pledge' leads to tight upgrade schedule

News UK's 'plastics pledge' leads to tight upgrade schedule

A commitment to eliminate single-use plastic in newspaper products has seen News Corp's Newsprinters operation in Knowsley, Liverpool, package the Sun TV Magazine and inserts with the main paper, rather than shipping separately in polywrapped bundles.

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Satisfaction is mutual with Ferag's first Bartaman order

Satisfaction is mutual with Ferag's first Bartaman order

Swiss mailroom vendor Ferag is celebrating the installation of a packaging line at Bartaman in Kolkata, its first order from the young Indian publisher.

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Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Control electronics and other mailroom components have been updated in a major project at RCS Group in Milan.

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BRIEFS

'Opportunity' missed, Xerox tells HP

Xerox is calling off its hostile takeover attempt of HP.

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Hunkeler event moves to accommodate DRUPA

The postponement of DRUPA has led to rescheduling of Hunkeler's Innovationdays event for digital printing and finishing.

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PacPrint postpones after 'losing its DRUPA gap'

Organisers of Australia's PacPrint print trade show have postponed the Melbourne events following the postponement of DRUPA.

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