BUSINESS

Mergers bring an end to compact experiment.. and more weirding

Mergers bring an end to compact experiment.. and more weirding

The inevitable end to a format innovation has arrived with the closure of the Columbus Dispatch plant on the city's west side.

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Back on the road again: K&B takes its tech to China

Back on the road again: K&B takes its tech to China

Packaging print was in the ascendant when press maker Koenig & Bauer took its roadshow to China, its twelfth since 2007.

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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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PRINT PRODUCTION

'Millions a day' press gets technology upgrade

'Millions a day' press gets technology upgrade

Consistent performance over a decade and millions of copies has helped QIPC/EAE to an upgrade order from one of China's biggest media groups.

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Former UBP press delivers a colour upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon

Former UBP press delivers a colour upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon

A five-tower press relocated from Malaysia is to be the centrepiece of a comprehensive upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon Print in Whakatāne.

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News invests in print for 50-year-old PNG Post-Courier

News invests in print for 50-year-old PNG Post-Courier

Papua New Guinea's daily Post-Courier newspaper is 50 this year, with a late birthday present arriving to cement its commitment to print.

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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

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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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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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

Flexo, gravure maker Bobst under one roof

Ahead of DRUPA, Bobst has consolidated its Australian distribution with one company, bringing web-fed, sheetfed and label equipment together.

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Recovered parts subsidise cost of Trib Total's tall order

Two Goss newspaper presses with towers of up to five units have been dismantled as part of a project for Trib Total Media.

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Holiday dedication keeps press switchover on schedule

As one door closes in Oregon, USA, another is opening with a press installation at Pamplin Media's Central Oregonian.

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