BUSINESS

Pragmatic letterbox giant Salmat sells out to a printer

Pragmatic letterbox giant Salmat sells out to a printer

Ive Group is buying Salmat's Marketing Solutions business, including letterbox distribution, Reach Media NZ and the online Lassoo site.

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Contiweb finds private investor for new cooperation

Contiweb finds private investor for new cooperation

Just over a year after being split from Goss International, private equity firm American Industrial Partners has sold Contiweb to a new Dutch investor.

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Wishful thinking or a print and paper industry in denial

Wishful thinking or a print and paper industry in denial

Ahead of this week's Ifra Expo, we're at the Berlin office of Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, learning that print newspapers are not in decline, but doing all right, even thriving.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Coldset's waterless press extension goes on autopilot

Coldset's waterless press extension goes on autopilot

With a gathering for waterless printers in September and an IfraExpo address by managing director Paul Huybrechts this month, developments at Coldset Printing Partners have been the focus of much attention.

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Upgraded Colora presents another unique challenge

Upgraded Colora presents another unique challenge

A KBA Colora installed for joint venture Borås Tidning Tryckeri in 2002 is being upgraded as one of the original partners regains ownership of its Viared printshop.

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30-year-old press gets closed-loop colour in upgrade

30-year-old press gets closed-loop colour in upgrade

A hybrid press - including units dating to more than three decades ago - will be only the third in France to install QI Press Controls closed-loop colour system.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

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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Tecnau launches new sheeter at Poing digital expo

Tecnau launches new sheeter at Poing digital expo

New features for inkjet web print finishing are being launched by Tecnau at Canon's Poing event.

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INSERT & HEATSET

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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New partners team for Indian heatset press success

New partners team for Indian heatset press success

Installation of a used M600 heatset press in Mumbai is a breakthrough for manroland Goss web systems India in collaboration with GWS.

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Mauritius M600 gets environment-friendly dryer

Mauritius M600 gets environment-friendly dryer

A reconfigured M600 commercial press has been kitted out with LED UV drying in a project for a Mauritius-based printing company.

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WORKFLOW & CTP

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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Good in 2003, workflow flies into 2019 cloud for 14 sites

Good in 2003, workflow flies into 2019 cloud for 14 sites

Sixteen years after adopting two ppi Media workflow tools at its Grand Rapids Press, Advance Local has extended the solution across all its 14 company and third-party print sites.

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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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MAILROOM

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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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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BRIEFS

New chairman for Heidelberg faces digital challenges

Heidelberg - still the world's biggest printing machine maker - has named Martin Sonnenschein as the new chairman of its supervisory board.

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Xeikon expands Chinese presence with customer centre

Digital printing innovator Xeikon has opened an innovation centre in Shanghai to support expanding Chinese markets.

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Pressgrannar gets the facts about commercial print costs

Swedish IT-for-print company MWM has extended its relationship with newspaper printer Pressgrannar, supplying pre and post-calculation printing plant tool

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