BUSINESS

Harland Simon gets more time to find a buyer

Harland Simon gets more time to find a buyer

Prospective purchasers were circling Harland Simon after the UK-based press control systems specialist was granted extended creditor protection under UK company law today.

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Defying gravity as print business (outside India) falls

Defying gravity as print business (outside India) falls

It's 'the Ifra' again, and around halls 21 and 22 of the Berlin Messe, the talk seems to be of defying gravity.

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Short shift for Sydney print titles as paywall grows

Short shift for Sydney print titles as paywall grows

Shorter page lengths are coming to News Corp Australia communities with 14 Sydney titles switching to match the format of the group's glossy newspapers in the city.

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PRINT PRODUCTION

NZME's elderly Goss saving copies with remote-installed presetting

NZME's elderly Goss saving copies with remote-installed presetting

A new 'smart presetting' feature from QIPC-EAE is delivering on a promise to save an extra 150-200 copies with each press start-up.

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SPH invests in upgrades at Jurong plant

SPH invests in upgrades at Jurong plant

New ABB consoles are being commissioned in February on four KBA Commander presses at Straits Times publisher Singapore Press Holdings in Jurong as part of a programme covering all 16 presses.

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QI wins friends in India with double-sensor systems

QI wins friends in India with double-sensor systems

Colour register control is winning growing recognition in India with orders for Dutch specialist QI Press Controls from printer Pudhari Publications and press maker Sigmarq.

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PRINTING

iF design award for RotaJet press

iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

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Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

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GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

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INSERT & HEATSET

Three presses go to Africa in single order

Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

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M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

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Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

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WORKFLOW & CTP

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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Ipagsa deal to give Agfa a new plate pricepoint

Ipagsa deal to give Agfa a new plate pricepoint

Spanish plate manufacturer Ipagsa Industrial is selling its prepress business - but not its Barcelona manufacturing facilities - to Agfa Graphics.

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JV with Lucky (Huaguang) to 'take Agfa back to profit'

JV with Lucky (Huaguang) to 'take Agfa back to profit'

A partnership with Lucky HuaGuang Graphics will see the Chinese company making printing plates for Agfa Graphics using its IP.

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MAILROOM

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

New Ferag mailroom systems are in operation at The Printers (Mysore) in Bangalore, following an order for conveyors, wrapping and strapping equipment.

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Multiple zones, editions and an 'optimal balance'

Multiple zones, editions and an 'optimal balance'

With insert volume tripling in four years, German publisher LR Medienverlag und Druckerei has cut costs and increased flexibility with a new automated system.

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Perfect solution as Kolbus unloads bookbinding

Perfect solution as Kolbus unloads bookbinding

Müller Martini is strengthening its position in perfect and bookbinding markets as it helps Kolbus focus on packaging.

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BRIEFS

PA project shows the scope of modern automation

Modernisation of a Tensor T400BE press at the Engle Printing Company in picturesque Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is the latest stage in the evolution of the family owned business.

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Family icon calls time as Brissett merges into Böttcher

Though it's one 'family business' buying another, the acquisition of Australian icon Brissett Rollers is a landmark for the country's print industry.

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Magnum update takes in Omnicron retrofit

Updated automation including closed-loop inspection are integral to an upgrade of a nine-tower Goss Magnum in Norway.

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