BUSINESS

Scary time for press engineers as Alaska earthquakes hit

Scary time for press engineers as Alaska earthquakes hit

An engineering crew from ImPressions Worldwide were in the thick of the action when a series of earthquakes hit Wasilla and Anchorage, Alaska.

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Historic brands go as Ovato bids to compete with digital

Historic brands go as Ovato bids to compete with digital

The name PMP - one of the survivors of Australia's printing and publishing industry - is no more, following a rebrand as Ovato

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North America chief brings decades of experience to MGWS

North America chief brings decades of experience to MGWS

New North America managing director of manroland Goss Dave Soden brings a relationship with the company's predecessors which extends across four decades.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Quality 'star' back for second 100,000 cph press

Quality 'star' back for second 100,000 cph press

As a leading member of WAN-Ifra's INCQC Star Club and a "truly satisfied" user of its first Commander press, the Aschendorff Group is the perfect customer.

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News print and media on the agenda at Outlook conference

News print and media on the agenda at Outlook conference

Times of India technical director Snehasis Roy (pictured) is among speakers announced for the Print Business Outlook Conference which takes place with Print Pack India on February 2.

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Weiss finds there's room at the top for another e:line

Weiss finds there's room at the top for another e:line

It's an 'in' joke at Germany's Weiss Druck that their Colorman e:line press - the first to be installed - was known as the Gipfelstürmer or "summit climber". Another translation is "ambitious person".

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

A new zero speed splicer combined with a splicer unwinder is among new offerings for inkjet printers being released by peripheral maker Tecnau.

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Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

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NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.

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INSERT & HEATSET

Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Incoming chief executive of Contiweb Rutger Jansen has one piece of advice for heatset web printers: Get into offset packaging.

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Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

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Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.

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WORKFLOW & CTP

Asia, NZ newspapers turn over a Green Leaf for plate award

Asia, NZ newspapers turn over a Green Leaf for plate award

Newspaper printers in South Korea, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are among winners of Kodak's Sonora Green Leaf Award.

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Processing pushed out by ping-pong in Korean CTP move

Processing pushed out by ping-pong in Korean CTP move

Plate processing has given way to table tennis at South Korean newspaper printer SRB Media following a switch to CTP and process-free plates.

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Agfa takes the heat out of newspaper platemaking

Agfa takes the heat out of newspaper platemaking

Agfa is extending its 11-year experience with 'chemical free' violet plates with a new product it claims is the first not to require pre-heating.

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MAILROOM

CPP's mailroom rejig ups capacity ahead of new presses

CPP's mailroom rejig ups capacity ahead of new presses

A two-year project to modernise Belgium's biggest newspaper print site and focus more on semi-commercial products is drawing to a conclusion at CPP in Belgium.

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Ferag tracks used components for mailroom upgrade

Ferag tracks used components for mailroom upgrade

A project to modernise Ferag mailroom systems at Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier included tracking down pre-owned MultiDisc components to suit the customer.

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Blue Star expands postpress to bring inserts inline

Blue Star expands postpress to bring inserts inline

Expansion of Blue Star's drum-based postpress system is helping the Sydney printer cope with an influx of new work.

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BRIEFS

Automation gets to the heart of Sanoma's waste worries

Two Sanoma print sites in Finland have cut waste and boosted quality with new automation systems.

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22 Fincor drives to be replaced in BH Media project

ABB's mechanics are heading to Mechanicsville following an order for a drives retrofit at the Times-Dispatch Hanover County production plant.

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WPF role for Sabine Sirach

Freelance journalist and consultant Sabine Sirach has joined WAN-Ifra as deputy director of the World Printers Forum.

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