BUSINESS

Print ready to go PVC as Australia's PrintEx shines

Print ready to go PVC as Australia's PrintEx shines

PrintEx - launched a couple of decades ago as the low-cost Sydney sibling of Australia's PacPrint trade show - was ebullient enough when it opened its doors to visitors at the Sydney Showgrounds on Tuesday.

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Sidwell to stay on after $265 million Innocean deal

Sidwell to stay on after $265 million Innocean deal

Wayne Sidwell may be going out on a high with the sale of his Australia-based Wellcom business to Hyundai-owned agency Innocean for $265 million.

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EXCLUSIVE: Property sale fires starting gun on Melbourne press project

EXCLUSIVE: Property sale fires starting gun on Melbourne press project

With the rising value of commercial property set to underwrite a long-cherished project, News Corp Australia has sold its Melbourne print complex and is gathering equipment for its replacement.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Growing Florida paper calls for latest press tech

Growing Florida paper calls for latest press tech

A thoroughly contemporary approach to publishing underpins newspaper production in the fast-growing Florida city of The Villages.

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Another year, another state-of-the-art print centre opens

Another year, another state-of-the-art print centre opens

Even allowing for the delays caused by last August's devastating floods, this month's commissioning of a new plant in Kozhikode is just one more milestone for Kerala giant Mathrubhumi.

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Fourth Cromoman underscores success of tailored design

Fourth Cromoman underscores success of tailored design

The second 4x1 Cromoman press in Kolkata is now fully operational, delivering top quality in less-than-ideal local conditions.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

Amazon entry drives Ovato book print investment

A new Ovato on-demand book printing unit in Melbourne will address demand in the eastern states and Amazon's market entry.

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Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Koenig & Bauer's RotaJet digital press has been named a 'winner' in this year's German Design Awards.

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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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INSERT & HEATSET

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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More vibrant samples as Baldwin showcases LED-UV

More vibrant samples as Baldwin showcases LED-UV

Vibrant print samples from a demonstration of LED-UV curing technology are included in a new 'look-book'.

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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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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

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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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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BRIEFS

Retrofits and press management at Berlin show

Latest versions of ABB's suite of newspaper production management systems will be presented at this year's Ifra World Publishing Expo in Berlin.

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Siris brings veteran Jacobsen in to mind its EFI investment

Former Xerox chief executive will head EFI, after being brought in by private equity owner Siris as executive partner and now chief executive.

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India a buyer as 'biggest' operation clears Honolulu print plant

A package of press equipment from closed Hagadone Printing in Honolulu has been sold and moved following a major operation by US-based ImPressions Worldwide.

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