News & Events

Jun, 2018
MBO LF

Jun 22, 2018

MBO GROUP IS THE ONLY SUPPLIER OF LARGE-FORMAT FOLDING MACHINES

June 22, 2018

MBO Group is currently the only supplier of large-format folding machines. Demand for these machines has fallen significantly in recent years. On the one hand, this is due to the drop in the length of print runs. In addition, many printshops/bookbinding companies print in medium or small format anyway, or halve the printed large-format runs before carrying out the finishing process.

 

However, some companies deliberately opt not to separate the sheets before folding. This is mainly for reasons of quality. It is almost impossible to cut large-format sheets cleanly without a loss in quality. Tolerances which arise during the cutting process inevitably also affect folding. This is an absolute no-go if you want to produce high-quality books! Maps and posters are other examples of large-format applications.

 

MBO has two buckle fold machines for large sheet sizes in its portfolio. The T1120P can process sheet sizes of up to 112 cm x 165 cm (44 1/8" x 65"). The T1420P processes sheet sizes of up to 142 cm x 205 cm (55 7/8" x 80 3/4"). The M7 from Herzog+Heymann can process even larger formats. The maximum print sheet width here is 165 cm (65"). When it comes to length, the M7 can process sheets of 200 cm (78 3/4") and more. Herzog+Heymann is part of MBO Group and specializes in custom machine engineering.

 

At the MBO Group headquarters in Oppenweiler (near Stuttgart), work is currently underway on two T1420P machines for an Italian customer. Further inquiries, including another one from Italy and one from Spain, are also being processed. Italy and Spain are countries where large sheet formats are typically used. However, there are also several large-format machines from MBO in operation in the Czech Republic, France, Germany and other countries.

 

The T1420P is supplied with a MABEG palletized feeder as standard. The long register table with two sidelays ensures reliable alignment of large, long sheets. Vacuum belts transport the sheets without marking them. The combination with a lattice-type table ensures that no static charge is generated.

 

Because of its size the buckle plates of the T1420P are very heavy. This makes it particularly convenient that the buckle plates can be lifted out pneumatically for adjustment of the sheet deflector. In addition, all adjusting elements for the buckle plates are located on one side. As there is no need for the operator to go around to the other side of the machine, it can be operated by one person working alone. The optional, patented sheet return device (RFE) also makes for added convenience of operation. It reduces the path between feeder and delivery by around 80%. Further advantages of the sheet return device are higher effective output and a significant space saving.

 

The standard equipment of the T1420P includes many other tried and trusted MBO features, for example the low-maintenance belt drive, the ergonomic, patented slitter shaft cassette and the waste sheet deflector. Double sheets and incorrectly folded sheets are detected by means of ultrasonic sensors and sheet monitoring and ejected after the first folding unit without interrupting production.

 

If you want to learn more about MBO, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

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BDT Feeder

Jun 08, 2018

PREMIERE FOR HERZOG & HEYMANN

June 8, 2018

First-time combination with BDT Tornado Technology

 

BDT feeders with the innovative Tornado Technology can already be combined with printing and finishing equipment from leading companies such as HP Indigo, Kodak and Bograma. And now, connection to Herzog & Heymann modules is also possible.

 

With the help of BDT Tornado Technology, widely varying materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, film and other substrates can be efficiently moved, separated, transported and deposited again. This is achieved using a technology inspired by nature. A BDT Tornado module consists of a motor-driven impeller. A so-called tornado effect is created when the impeller is rotated quickly. Negative pressure is generated and used to lift a wide variety of substrates. Each Tornado module is combined with a belt drive. This allows the substrates, which are picked up by means of a vacuum, to be transported over long distances.


Herzog & Heymann uses this innovative Tornado Technology by installing the BDT feeders upstream of the Herzog & Heymann finishing lines. The major advantage is that materials, ideally with high grammages of between 100 g/m² and 400 g/m², can be separated with absolute reliability in the feeder and then securely fed to the finishing line. Furthermore, as only small points of contact are required in order to lift the substrates, BDT Tornado Technology ensures gentle transport of the products without leaving marks or picking up double sheets.

 

Example applications are greeting cards, menus, business cards and similar products with lamination or other surface finishes. With the help of Tornado Technology, these products are transported reliably from the BDT feeder into the Herzog & Heymann line. There, they are finished as required, for example grooved, scored, folded or personalized. Labeling, cold and hot glue applications and the dispensing of a wide variety of products can also be performed with ease with the Herzog & Heymann finishing modules.

 

The combination of a BDT feeder with a grooving, perforating and cutting unit from Herzog & Heymann was presented for the first time at the Samhaber GmbH Open House event in Austria in March of this year. During the event, high-grammage card grades were fed in and then scored and perforated in a single operation.

 

Your local Dynagraph Partner is available for any additional information.

 

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May, 2018
Canon KWT

May 14, 2018

Dynagraph & Canon inaugurate a NEW showroom in Kuwait and unleashe the power of digital print.

May 14, 2018

Dynagraph as the leading regional Graphic Industry player in the Middle Eastern recently inaugurated its NEW showroom in Kuwait to demonstrate a number of digital printing production solutions from Canon as well as of offline digital finishing equipment.

 

 

The showroom is destined to become a center of excellence for digital printers across Kuwait to familiarize themselves with Canon branded production equipment and allow them to test and assess the products quality and reliability.

 


Canon high-end digital printing systems are on display as well as a wide range of software solutions.

 

Those devices include the 75-page-per-minute ImagePRESS C750, Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-6000S - Large format graphic art printing and Canon ImagePROGRAF TX-4000 the new 44-inch large-format CAD printer.

 

For small format digital print finishing solutions, Dynagraph displays some of its equipment for Lamination, Gold or Silver foiling & UV finishing with the Matrix 370 P made by Vivid, UK, the Mamo LEGA 420 perfect binder from Italy; for 420mm spine lengths and 70 to 400gsm up to 2 mm thickness book blocks, and a programmable heavy-duty paper cutter made by GrafCut, Poland not to mention a number of other smaller finishing solutions.

 

The set up will help equally provide on demand back up to existing customers for any digital print jobs.

 

For demonstration on the Canon Digital Printing & Digital Finishing Solutions contact us at +965 24811414 Ext. 406.

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Soma FCC2018

May 04, 2018

Soma Flexo challenges conference 2018.

May 4, 2018

SOMA is planning a Technology conference that will take place on May 30th 2018 in SOMA Globe, Lanskroun, Czech Republic. 

 

In this event they will teach all attendees how to challenge gravure, offset or even digital technology. The forum will also include a demonstration on Soma OPTIMA and OPTIMA2 Flexoprinting press to show Advanced Bounce Control system with A RUN set up system on, not to forget the Pluto III Slitters and Laminators technology.

The major titles that will be discussed by the Expertise and Engineers from top of line vendors Kodak, Flint, Sandon, Marvaco, and SOMA are as follow:

 

 

Absolute stability of printed dot

    • SOMA, Petr Blasko

 

Comprehensive products & expertise in Flexographic Printing

    • Flint Group – Barbara Enning, Dr. Joelle Bedat

 

How to make HiQ Expanded gamut to brand packaging

    • Marvaco, Kai Laniknen

 

Innovation Anilox - Technologie.

    • Sandon, Micheal Franz

 

Maximize your CI Press ROI throught Innovations Innovations in Flexo Plate Technology

    •  Kodak, Grant Belwett

 

 

If you want to come to the conference, please it is necessary to do your registration at http://www.soma-eng.com/FCC2018

Please don't forget the registration deadline is 14th May 2018.

 

If you want to clarify some information, please do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

 

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Apr, 2018
FESPA 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Dynagraph will be at FESPA Berlin with our partners: HP, EFI and Fotoba.

Apr 30, 2018

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 opens in less than 3 weeks, before you embark on your journey to Berlin make sure you have the essentials ready for TAKE OFF!

 

YOUR PRE-FLIGHT CHECK LIST:


PLAN YOUR VISIT: FESPA 2018 is the largest European event for wide format print; with more than 600 exhibitors make sure you plan ahead and highlight the exhibitors you want to meet during your visit. VIEW EXHIBITORS

 

SEE IT FIRST AT EUROPEAN SIGN EXPO: We are already seeing a huge number of exhibitors sharing news of their product launches and exclusive previews taking place in Berlin. Check out the exciting launches via the Show Preview and Exhibitor News! READ MORE


HEAR ALL ABOUT IT: The wide format print industry is thriving with new trends and growth areas. Explore the latest trends and applications for screen, textile and digital printing in FESPA's Trend Theatre. SEE FULL PROGRAMME


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION: FESPA 2018 is located in the heart of Germany's capital city, Berlin! With 10 exhibition halls to navigate, and a vibrant city to experience, make sure you have enough time to discover explore. Book your travel and accommodation now! BOOK NOW


FEATURE LINE UP: Be the first to encounter FESPA's NEW feature line up! Print Make Wear - focusing on fast fashion and textile printing, and the Digital Corrugated Experience - which explores the trends and applications for digital packaging. Learn how you can take part during FESPA 2018. LEARN MORE

 

2018 OPENING TIMES: Tuesday 15th till Friday 18th from 10:00 till 18:00.

2018 VENUE DETAILS: SOUTH ENTRANCE, MESSE BERLIN, MESSEDAMM 22, 14055 BERLIN GERMANY.

 

Please contact your local Dynagraph representative to arrange for personal demonstrations with our FESPA team. 

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Aster top

Apr 24, 2018

First asterTOP installed in Algeria.

Apr 24, 2018

asterTOP is the fastest book sewing machine on the market.

 

Enterprise Nationale Des Artes Graphiques (ENAG), located in Wilaya d’Alger, is the biggest printer and bookbinder government company in Algeria, with about 500 employees.

 

The company is specialized in the production of novels, school books and religious books, being one of the 7 printers authorized by the State to produce the Koran.

 

Enag has recently invested in asterTOP, the first installation of this model both in Algeria and in the North of Africa.


“asterTOP was the ideal solution for our production requirements. We were looking for a machine able to meet our needs in term of format and performance”, confirmed Mr. Hamladji, sales director of Enag. “We also decided to invest in Meccanotecnica’s product because of the efficient after sales service and the good reputation of the aster brand.”

 

asterTOP has shattered any speed record with 18.000 cycles/hour and it is the ideal solution when output is a must.

 

For further information about asterTOP, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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HP R series

Apr 24, 2018

HP reinvents large format printing, again.

Apr 24, 2018

In addition to HP's wide range of large format printers they will be unveiling the R- Series a hybrid printer that brings latex technology to Rigid Printing.

 

The HP Latex R series brings unparalleled speed and quality to a wide range of rigid materials, such as foam boards, foam PVC, cardboard, fluted polypropylene, solid plastics, aluminum, wood and glass among others. Unlike UV printing technology, which creates a thick layer of ink that completely covers the material, HP’s water-based Latex Inks preserve the look and feel of the media, and delivers odorless prints that are both safe for the environment and the printer operator.

 

Say Yes! to the First Rigid HP Latex Printing Technology

Say Yes! to amazing colors on both rigid and flexible

Say Yes! to expanding your offering with the glossiest white

Say Yes! to increased productivity and smarter printing

 

Visit HP stand/booth 3.2 C20 at FESPA to see for yourself.

 

Please use this link and get FREE and entrance tickets for FESPA for you and your PSP’s:
https://registration.n200.com/survey/3dry3if08tjct?actioncode=NTWO000203MUB&partner-contact=0f6qv280hn889

 

We can help you transform your business.

 

Spend time with one of our experts at FESPA on this exciting technology being released. Please contact Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager, Large Format Printing, sjomartz@dynagraph.net, +971 59 659 9265.

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HP Multijet

Apr 23, 2018

Dynagraph and HP have expanded our partnership, to bring to market the most disruptive and innovative technology to be seen for a long time.

Apr 23, 2018

HP’s Award winning, 3D Multi Jet Fusion technology is reinventing functional parts and prototyping, and offering new and exciting Business opportunities and new business streams.


HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion Technology

 

A unique Multi-Agent printing process, offering extreme dimensional accuracy and fine detail; cost-efficient materials that offer industry-leading reusability; and an enclosed processing station that uses materials not classified as hazardous for a cleaner experience.

 

Reinvention of Manufacturing

HP and its partners are accelerating the end-to-end digital reinvention of the $12T manufacturing industry. From design to workflow to materials to fabrication to post-processing to supply-chain to recyclability, we are helping transform every step of the value chain.

 

We are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution defined by the blending of our digital and physical worlds. HP, call this Blended Reality, and we believe it will surpass the revolutions that came before in scale, scope and complexity.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXntl3ff5tc&t=47s

 

HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion technology disrupts the standard way of thinking when it comes to current Production and manufacturing of functional parts, prototyping, etc, by focusing on the key elements that drive your business.


Cost: In comparison to current 3D and short run manufacturing solutions, HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion can deliver a lower cost per part, or cm3.

Along with HP’s reusable PA12 material, customers will be able to re-use up to 80% of the powder material, and so drive down the cost of consumable purchasing.

 

Speed: In comparison with other technologies, HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion is able to deliver parts at a much faster rate, due to the single pass technology.

Coupled with the HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion Processing station with its “Fast Cooling” option, customers can produce more parts, in a shorter time period

 

Materials: HP’s innovative approach with the “Open Material Platform” is bring in down barriers, to Advance widespread 3D printing adoption across industries

"Our collective efforts to reconstruct the way we go about 3D materials development is founded in HP’s investment into its open platform, tools such as the MDK and the 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab. The open approach to materials and applications of HP opens a bright future for our industry.”Dr. Matthias Kottenhahn, Head of the Business Line High Performance Polymers of Evonik

Customers can choose from entry level solutions, to a much higher specification solution,aimed at multiple builds per week.

 

What about Colour you might ask? Please stay tuned as the next evolution is already in motion, and we will bring the exciting news to the market before end of this year.

For information on this exciting new 3D Printing technology recently released in the Middle East, please contact your local Dynagraph Sales partner.

 

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FESPA 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Dynagraph and our partner HP would like to invite you to attend FESPA 2018.

Apr 16, 2018

In addition to HP's wide range of large format printers they will be unveiling the R- Series a hybrid printer that brings latex technology to Rigid Printing.

Fespa Global Print Expo 2018, Berlin Messe, 15 - 18 May.

 

Visit HP stand/booth 3.2 C20 

 

Fespa Registration Link:  

https://registration.n200.com/survey/3dry3if08tjct?actioncode=NTWO000203MUB&partner-contact=0f6qv280hn889

 

FESPA 2018 will be the largest international wide format event of the year. 

The exhibition will see more than 700 exhibiting brands take to Berlin, Germany. 

 

It is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe, showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. 

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.

 

For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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FESPA 2018

Apr 10, 2018

Dynagraph and our partner FOTOBA finishing equipment would like to invite you to attend FESPA 2018.

Apr 10, 2018

FESPA 2018 Middle East special:

For any purchase of an XLD series cutter within the show time of FESPA Berlin, Fotoba will offer €3000.- discount from price list. 

 

Fotoba is the world’s leading solution for automated cutting and finishing of digital prints with x/y cutters and other equipment to deliver the world’s best results in both accuracy and speed of your finishing.

 

Fotoba will be exhibiting their range of equipment in Hall 3.2 - A.20 and we are happy to have Dynagraph representative’s onsite in Berlin to assist you as well.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018, Berlin Messe, 15 - 18 May.

 

FESPA 2018 will be the largest international wide format event of the year. 

The exhibition will see more than 700 exhibiting brands take to Berlin, Germany. 

 

It is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe, showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. 

 

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.

Please use this link and get FREE and entrance tickets for FESPA for you and your PSP’s:
https://registration.n200.com/survey/3dry3if08tjct?actioncode=NTWO000203MUB&partner-contact=0f6qv280hn889

 

For information on this exciting technology being released at FESPA in May please contact Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager, Large Format Printing, sjomartz@dynagraph.net, +971 59 659 9265.

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R series

Apr 09, 2018

Dynagraph are pleased to announce that we are the exclusive partners for the entire Middle East and the Levant for HP's exciting move into Rigid printing with the R-Series Latex Hybrid.

Apr 9, 2018

Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager of HP's Large Format Graphics Business talks about the new HP Latex R - Series.

 

Check Interview Link:  http://whattheythink.com/video/89291-hps-latex-rigid-technology/

 

HP Unveils Rigid Latex Printing Technology

 

This New technology enables latex printing on multiple surfaces, including breakthrough HP White Latex Ink.

New highlights

·          First true hybrid HP Latex Printing technology, offering both flexible and rigid printing

·         Introduces HP’s White Latex Ink, an industry breakthrough

·         First solution to produce totally odorless prints with eco-friendly, Original HP Latex water-based inks

·         Enables Print Service Providers to expand their offering and enter new markets.

 

 Please find below the links for FESPA invites.
R2000 EDM in English:

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Book a Demo:  https://enable.hp.com/book-a-demo-en

Please use this link and get FREE and entrance tickets for FESPA for you and your PSP’s:
https://registration.n200.com/survey/3dry3if08tjct?actioncode=NTWO000203MUB&partner-contact=0f6qv280hn889

 

For information on this exciting new technology being released at FESPA in May please contact Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager, Large Format Printing, sjomartz@dynagraph.net, +971 59 659 9265. 

 

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HD series

Apr 04, 2018

Mark Andy Launches Digital Series HD

Apr 4, 2018

Mark Andy is proud to announce a suite of enhancements to the Digital Series platform. The production-class digital solution has been re-imagined to bring greater levels of productivity and profitability to the modern converter. Building off the platform’s successes, the latest true hybrid offering will take on the name Digital Series HD and combines flexibility of inline converting, high-resolution digital print, and best in class production capability.

 

Digital Series HD can be configured with 5 through 8 digital colors and can support integrated inline or future-proof near line converting options. This added flexibility enables Mark Andy’s portfolio of digital hybrid solutions to reach a larger percentage of the addressable market in terms of budget as well as unique application or workflow needs. The base roll-to-roll configuration is ideal for those just entering the production digital space. As their digital business expands, the modularity of the platform enables the shift to inline finishing to better utilize the high speed platform.

 

Expanded gamut now offered in a high-chroma inkset (CMYK + OVG) complements an existing richly pigmented white ink formulation, which delivers output comparable to rotary screen. Mark Andy product development reports the ink provides 3 times the opacity of flexo white and more than double that of conventional EP white, measured in excess of 80%. Digital white can be run without trade-off in speed at the platform’s standard of 240 fpm.

 

The most notable alteration to the Digital Series HD press comes in the form of the digital module. Once a flat table section, the new platform now showcases an arched IDS. The arch design accepts unsupported films and improves operator ergonomics, enabling quick and clean ink changeover. New print head technology housed in the module also matches the industry’s quality standard of 1200 dpi.

Digital Series HD also comes with further configurability in the way of 3 head cleaning options- manual, automatic, and semi-automatic. This variety translates to less downtime, improved head health and reduced costs for converters. Additionally, the platform now offers a more advantaged VDP tool in response to market demand for sophisticated personalization.

 

Digital Series HD is supported by Mark Andy’s industry leading web-transport system, maintaining production class speeds of 240 fpm. In addition to digital and converting flexibility, the press retains its limitless configurability of inline flexo options. All accessories available on the former Digital Series or Performance Series platform are supported by Digital Series HD, now and into the future.

 

When speaking to the new product developments, Tom Schelmbauer, VP of Engineering, Mark Andy provides “The Digital Series platform was already incredibly successful, evidenced by our 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award. Digital Series HD builds on these successes and delivers the highest quality, most productive hybrid solution on the market.” The product line extension also ensures every business has a digital growth path with Mark Andy. “Our users all have flexibility to upgrade their press as business continues to grow. We designed the press to be modular because we understand demands are constantly changing. Mark Andy is prepared to tackle market shifts with our customers.”

 

For more technical specifications of Digital Series HD, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

 

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HP R series

Apr 03, 2018

Dynagraph are pleased to announce that we are the exclusive partners for the entire Middle East and the Levant for HP's exciting move into Rigid printing with the R -Series Latex Hybrid.

Apr 3, 2018

For information on this exciting new technology being released at FESPA in May please contact Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager, Large Format Printing, sjomartz@dynagraph.net, +971 59 659 9265. 

 

HP Unveils Rigid Latex Printing Technology

 

This New technology enables latex printing on multiple surfaces, including breakthrough HP White Latex Ink.

New highlights

 

·          First true hybrid HP Latex Printing technology, offering both flexible and rigid printing

·         Introduces HP’s White Latex Ink, an industry breakthrough

·         First solution to produce totally odorless prints with eco-friendly, Original HP Latex water-based inks

·         Enables Print Service Providers to expand their offering and enter new markets.

 

At ISA Sign Expo, HP Inc. announced the HP Latex R Series, the first, true hybrid latex technology that merges HP’s renowned flexible printing capabilities into rigid printing. The HP Latex R Series brings the most vibrant colors into the rigid printing world, and pioneers white ink capabilities with the introduction of HP Latex White Ink.

 

The HP Latex R series brings unparalleled speed and quality to a wide range of rigid materials, such as foam boards, foam PVC, cardboard, fluted polypropylene, solid plastics, aluminum, wood and glass among others. Unlike UV printing technology, which creates a thick layer of ink that completely covers the material, HP’s water-based Latex Inks preserve the look and feel of the media, and delivers odorless prints that are both safe for the environment and the printer operator.


“With the new HP Latex Rigid Technology, our customers can expand their offering into new, high-value applications while also opening fresh creative ideas and concepts for sign and display that provide their users greater value,” said Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc.

 

Tackling one of the industry’s most pervasive limitations in printing, HP’s White Latex Ink has an innovative system that re-circulates the white to avoid settling. For the first time, HP’s innovative White Latex Ink delivers glossy, high-quality “true white” that doesn’t yellow over time like traditional UV-based white ink does.


“White ink has been a consistent problem for the industry. Traditionally it uses bigger and heavier pigment particles that frequently clog print heads, or the opaque mixture becomes separated and settles to the bottom of the ink reservoir. Until now, physically shaking the reservoirs often has been the necessary solution,” said Thom Brown, Chief Inkologist at HP. “Through HP’s investment in innovation around chemistry and engineering, the white ink solution with the HP Latex R Series is an industry breakthrough.”

 

The HP Latex R Series will be available during Q3 of 2018, with a full industry debut occurring in May at FESPA in Berlin, Germany.

 

For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Mar, 2018
T&B open house

Mar 29, 2018

Theisen & Bonitz will held an Open House in Burscheid from the 18th till the 20th of April 2018

Mar 29, 2018

Theisen & Bonitz is planning open days on April 18th till 20th, 2018, at Theisen and Bonitz facilities in Burscheid, Germany and will include a demonstration on the tb flex B series post press.

The development of the new motorized stitching heads will be a good alternative to the fully automatic stitcher folder trimmer. The first tests had a perfect result.

 

The following machines will be shown:

 

tb flex B 310 SP with 304 QSM, are installed with new motorized adjustments of the stitching heads, head and clincher. Automatic adjustments of conveyor belts of the tb flex collator will help entering in the display of the tb 304 QSM and motorize setting of the open format.


tb flex B 218 SP changeable into 36 stations with pre-piling system and tb 703 trimming machine for the trimming of multiple ups and delivery in continuous pile delivery up to 50 x 70 cm. Blocks and calendars; Collating of 18 single sheets, 50 x 70 cm, running inline in a trimmer for up to 4 ups, which are delivered in a continuous pile delivery.  Collating of 36 single sheets up to 25 x 70 cm with the same machine, transfer unit in a calendar machine.

 

tb flex B 316 SP tb flex brochure finishing (35 x 64 cm) with S 204 QSM, fully automatic for the finishing of DIN A4 landscape brochures or DIN A6 brochures, with inline cover scoring, with 4600 cycles/h. Both jobs are simply selected via Touch-Screen and the whole brochure line is adjusted automatically to booklet format in less than one minute.

 

In production you can find a tb flex B 217 SP cross with conveyer into a Renz and several tb sprint machines.

 

For better planning about Theisen & Bonitz open house visit, we would like to ask you to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Printpac

Mar 27, 2018

Dynagraph & HP at INDEX 2018 are highlighting the opportunity that Custom Printed Decoration offers.

Mar 27, 2018

Dynagraph would like to remind you that the annual INDEX show got underway at the Dubai World Trade centre yesterday and will run until Thursday this week.

 

Dynagraph Partners HP have a stand in Hall Six featuring how HP latex print technology can open up the lucrative world of Custom Printed Decoration for print service providers and Architects, Interior Designers and other people specifying interiors.

 

Printpac who purchased an L1500 3.2 meter latex printer and an HP UV flatbed solution from Dynagraph last year have an adjacent stand showing the range of Custom Printed Decoration items they are now producing with the solution provided by Dynagraph, who also provided specialized training in how to develop the Decoration Market to Printpac.

 

Printpac also feature products from Dynagraph's OptiDesign range of Medias for decoration on their stand.

 

For more information about HP LATEX, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Samhaber 2018

Mar 27, 2018

SAMHABER CAPTIVATES ITS GUESTS

Mar 27, 2018

Many interested book binders and printers took up the invitation from Samhaber GmbH to attend an Open House in St. Marien in Austria. On 15 and 16 March 2018, in a relaxed atmosphere, visitors from Austria, Germany, Poland and Croatia experienced the captivation of the latest technology from MBO, Herzog+Heymann, Bograma and BDT.

 

MBO presented its new model K80. The K80 is one of three MBO combi folding machines for the 3B / 70 x 100 cm size range. It can be used to produce signatures, flyers and similar products in medium-sized and high industrial print run lengths. Alongside the K80, the MBO range includes the K70 manual entry-level model, as well as the world's fastest folding machine, the high-tech K8RS machine.

 

For the first time in Austria, a feeder from the BDT company was exhibited in combination with a grooving, perforating and cutting unit from Herzog+Heymann. The BDT feeder incorporates the new Tornado technology. This means that sheets with high grammages as well as short formats can be fed through reliably. At the Open House, the downstream grooving, perforating and cutting unit from Herzog+Heymann was used to score and perforate high grammage card grades in one operation.

 

The third system on show was the BSR550 basic from Bograma. Four different jobs were produced on the offline rotation punching machine: punched folding boxes, presentation folders, sheet labels and a product with embossing and interior punching.

 

Alexandra and Michael Samhaber commented on the successful event: “We extend our warmest thanks to our many interested customers for attending the Open House and for the many pleasant conversations! But we would also like to say a big thank you to our suppliers, who once again spared no cost and effort to make our Open House a resounding success.”


If you missed the Samhaber Open House, these are your future opportunities to experience the MBO K80 live:

From the 24th till the 26th of April 2018 at the "Edle Tage" at Helmar Schmidt in Hamburg (Germany)

And of course in the MBO Showroom in Oppenweiler (Germany) as part of a machine demo by arrangement. Simply email customer-center@mbo-folder.com.

 

For more information about MBO combi folding machines, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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PRINT4ALL 2018

Mar 26, 2018

VEGA finishing equipment will be exhibiting its latest technology at PRINT4ALL 2018.

Mar 26, 2018

We are pleased to inform you that VEGA, KOHMANN and STOCK Companies will attend the forth coming “PRINT4ALL” Exhibition in Milan, Italy, from 29th May till 1st June 2018, at Milano Fiera Rho. 

 

All companies will exhibit their latest machines for post press equipments as follow;  

 

The new Folder Gluer model VEGA AQUILA 102, able to run straight line boxes, crash lock bottom and 4/6 glued corners, in solid board from 180 g/m² to 800 g/m² and corrugated E-N-F flute. Many optional are available for this model of folder gluer, like the Mechanical Blank Alignment Module, the Braille module, the conical and hexagonal boxes devices, the record sleeves device, etc. etc.

 

The new Window Patching model KOHMANN F – 1000 Classic that can apply windows on boxes from 200 g/m² to 2000 g/m² and corrugated boxes up to 6 mm of thickness. Additional attachments are available like slitting unit, tube forming station, punching and scoring.

 

The new Laminator model STOCK SLOTF – 134R6N/1650 automatic with electronic frontal and lateral registers, at high speed up to 10.000 sheets per hour for an high precision laminating +/- 0,5 mm. This new machine can laminate in line with the single facer, from reel to sheet or sheet to sheet.

 

Our partner welcomes you at his STAND K24 L29 – HALL 18

In order to facilitate your visit, we indicate you the special pre-registration service, which will allow you to receive a personal invitation ticket for two entries. Please check the below link:

http://www.print4all.it/it/content/pre-registrazione

 

For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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INDEX 2018

Mar 16, 2018

Dynagraph invites you to attend the HP stand at INDEX 2018 where they are highlighting the opportunity that Custom Printed Decoration offers.

Mar 16, 2018

INDEX 2018 will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre – Hall 6 from the 26th till 29th of March 2018; the theme for Index 2018 is "the self".

 

This demand for customization in Decoration has reached the point where the theme for Index 2018 is "the self" and it will take visitors and exhibitors alike on a journey of how, ‘the self’ can truly come to life through design.

 

Whether you get your inspiration through adventures, experiences, your own or your client’s individuality; allowing personal self-expression has become an integral part of how we think about an interior space. 

 

Dynagraph can help you in every area of moving your business into custom decoration printing with our supply of HP Latex printers, Our OptiDesign range of Decoration Medias and our Decoration Demonstration center which is open all year round in Dubai.

 

Your free invitation to Index from

HP COMPUTING AND PRINTING MIDDLE EAST FZ LLC
Visit us in Hall 6 – 6A261

REGISTER FOR FREE ENTRY<https://www.surfacedesignexhibition.com/HP-Computing-and-Printing-Middle-East-FZ-LLC/>

 

For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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K80

Mar 15, 2018

NEW TOP SELLER MBO K80 ON TOUR

Mar 15, 2018

The K80, the latest combi folding machine from MBO, has been rapidly proving itself a top seller since its market launch in Summer 2017. The machine is primarily receiving sales from the USA and Europe at present – with most European sales coming from Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Czech Republic and Switzerland.

 

Customers value the K80's robustness above all else. 24/7 operation represents no problem at all for the machine. The K80 has a comprehensive standard level of equipment. For example, the ergonomic slitter shaft cassette is always included, as are the durable PU spiral fold rollers. The machine is factory-fitted with a router as standard, providing a link-up to the MBO remote maintenance software, RAS. In addition, the first buckle plate is always equipped with a continuous sheet stop. This enlarges the contact surface of the sheet by around 30 percent. The greater contact surface avoids the sheet becoming deformed, contributing to improved fold quality at high speeds.

 

The K80 is available as a manual or automatic folding machine. It is suitable for high precision, high performance production of folded products such as signatures and flyers in medium and high print run lengths. Even complicated folding patterns can be produced with absolute precision.

 

Here's where to experience the K80 live this year:

On the 15th and 16th of March at the Samhaber Open House in St. Marien (Austria)

On the 20th and 23rd of March at ExpoPrint Latin America in São Paulo (Brazil)

On the 23rd of March at the K80 Presentation at Steuber in Mönchengladbach (Germany)

And of course in the MBO Showroom in Oppenweiler (Germany) as part of a machine demo by arrangement. Simply email customer-center@mbo-folder.com.

 

In addition to the K80, the MBO range includes two further combi folding machines for the B1 / 70 x 100 cm format range: the K70 and the K8 / K8RS. The K70 is the entry-level model from MBO. It runs slightly slower than the K80 and is available as a manual machine. The K70 impresses with a very good price/performance ratio. The K8 / K8RS is the high-end folding machine from MBO. It offers the highest degree of automation of all MBO machines. The optional RS kit turns the K8 into the K8RS – the world's fastest folding machine.

 

For more information about MBO combi folding machines, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Varioman

Mar 09, 2018

Manroland enters flexible packaging market with the New VARIOMAN.

Mar 9, 2018

Manroland Web Systems have designed a new flexible packaging press named VARIOMAN. A technology platform which combines the benefits of varied technologies and processes while specifically avoiding the weak points inherent in other technologies and simultaneously providing top customer benefits. The pilot press is an offset gravure hybrid press, which prints foils, provides system integration, service and maintenance packages.

 

Alexander Wassermann, Managing Director of Manroland Web Systems explained that the idea behind this design is to provide a new production system to customers that offers them faster, more efficient and at the same time cost-effective packaging printing.

 

manroland web systems has based the VARIOMAN f:line on its decades of experience in offset printing and has connected this with the most modern automation. The strongly performing business partner and total solutions provider for the print industry has created a technology, which specifically avoids the weak points inherent in other processes: the mixture of offset and gravure here, provides particularly short make ready and changeover times with reduced start-up waste rates, achieved through high levels of automation and format flexibility.

 

manroland web systems’ VARIOMAN f:line is ideal for printing flexible foils for Shrink-Sleeve applications as well as for a further array of substrates, like foils, paper and aluminum foils. The VARIOMAN hereby fits perfectly in the production gap of medium sized print runs with excellent offset printing technology and the cost benefits inherent in this technology. The special offset printing units have been developed with the cooperation partner Goebel GmbH.

 

This translates to the highest levels of flexibility for the customer; very important in modern packaging printing, which must meet the present day demands of numerous job changeovers, short runs with many sub-jobs and a plethora of “on demand” print runs. Time is saved and costs are minimized thanks to the highest degree of modern automation in printing, direct from the house of manroland web systems.

 

At the same time, the combination of technologies like the degree of variability and particularly the quality of the printed product from the offset side, with the benefits provided by gravure printing e.g. in the areas of varnishing, adhesives and opaque white, are important factors for the packaging printing of today and the differentiation that a modern printing house requires from its offerings. A comprehensive, all-round, worry-free service package is a further assurance of the presses availability throughout its entire service lifetime.

 

If you want to learn more about VARIOMAN, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

 

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Canon imagePRESS C850

Mar 07, 2018

PRINT STATION JLT chooses CANON IMAGEPRESS C850 from DYNAGRAPH for their digital center.

Mar 7, 2018

Print Station JLT, is expanding their digital printing and finishing service business with the addition of the state of the art Canon ImagePRESS C850 along with Renz wire binding solution and the Mamo creasing and perforation solution.

 

Packing innovative technologies into a small footprint, the ImagePRESS C850 Series offers excellent print quality, fast speeds up to 85ppm powered by EFI fiery image server. ImagePRESS lets you take print to the next level with high-resolution printing at high speed. Built for exceptional reliability, even on the most challenging mixed media applications, ImagePRESS offers the ultimate in productivity and versatility.

 

Providing high quality finished product is integral to the digital print service model and Dynagraph extends an array of finishing options to meet any requirements from cutting, binding, folding, stitching, creasing, perforation, lamination, digital foil and spot-UV with their partnership with leading European manufacturers.  

 

Dynagraph has equipped Print Station with binding solutions from the leading German finishing solution manufacturer RENZ. The RENZ binding machines are well known for their quality of the finishing and the reliability of the machine.

 

Print Station has invested increasing and perforation machines from Italian manufacturer Mamo along with the new Canon ImagePRESS C850 Digital printer.

With the addition of the Canon ImagePRESS C850, the Renz and Mamo finishing solutions, Print Station will be exceeding their customer expectation by proving highest quality and quick turnaround time.

 

If you want to learn more about digital printing and finishing service possibilities, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

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FESPA 2018

Mar 07, 2018

Dynagraph and our partner EFI would like to invite you to attend FESPA 2018.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018, Berlin Messe, 15 - 18 May.

Mar 7, 2018

FESPA 2018 will be the largest international wide format event of the year. The exhibition will see more than 700 exhibiting brands take to Berlin, Germany. It is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe, showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. 

 

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.

 

Dynagraph as EFI exclusive partner for the Middle East and the Levant would like to meet our customers in Berlin at EFI's FESPA 2018 stand where they are showcasing their world leading products and technology for the Industrial printing industry.

 

On display at the EFI stand will be the FabriVU range of printers which have delivered much higher levels of quality and performance than the soft signage industry has ever seen before at a significantly lower operating cost.

 

UV led technology in Hybrid and roll to roll printers that when paired with EFI's Fiery software and servers deliver outstanding results in the industrial printing market will be another highlight.

EFI will also be debuting some exciting new products at the show.

 

Register for this exceptional trade fair at the following link: https://registration.n200.com/survey/2gf1jv8zz3y90

 

For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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GR Wright

Mar 06, 2018

Dynagraph Food Systems introduce G.R. Wright and Sons to the UAE

Mar 06, 2018

At Dynagraph Food systems we are always on the lookout on how to support the growing F&B industry in the UAE. With the increase in staffing cost in the kitchen and budget cuts, we are introducing G.R. Wright 100% bread and cake mixes to the region. Cost effective, creative and easy to prepare, Wright’s and Dynagraph Food Systems is the perfect partner for your bakery and pastry department.


At G.R. Wright and Sons, we focus our 150 years of experience and expertise on one objective; your satisfaction. Fundamental to achieving this aim is our obsession with quality.

Wright’s were one of the first millers in the UK to achieve accreditation to BS EN ISO 9002 Standard.

Wright’s flour has been renowned over generations for its superior baking characteristics. With the skills and highly sophisticated technology we employ today, our product quality and value for money are better still. We also offer you a much wider choice of flours and bread mixes.

 

Our ability to deliver one of the best and most exciting product ranges in the marketplace is in large part owing to the quality of our people. They comprise one of the most highly skilled and dedicated workforces in the industry. Just as we aim to be the miller of choice for our customers, so we aim to be the employer of choice within our sector. We do this by focusing on attracting and retaining the best people, for who we provide rewarding careers – with extensive personal development opportunities – rather than just “jobs”.

A profusion of long-service records, low staff turnover and a genuine team spirit among our people – coupled with pride in the heritage of Ponders End Mills – are a testament to the effectiveness of this approach. Wright’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service and product quality is built on firm foundations. Our corporate culture is one in which individuals enjoy excellent lines of communication and have the will and the means to effect improvements.

 

To receive your free sample or to talk to one of our sale representatives, please feel free to contact your Local Agent Dynagraph Food Systems in Dubai, UAE.

 

 

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Feb, 2018
Automation and connectivity

Feb 28, 2018

Meccanotecnica’s NEW solutions to monitor and automate book production.

Feb 28, 2018

Innovative functions such as JDF ProgrammingWeb Connectivity and, for the Universe Family, the Auto-programming feature, together with the easy to use graphic interface, allows taking advantage of the digital age and of Industry 4.0

 

Meccanotecnica’s solutions feature several characteristics that enable the monitoring and automation of the book production.

 

JDF Programming is the latest technology that is suitable for Meccanotecnica’s ASTER and UNIVERSE family solutions; this means that the machines can be automatically programmed through JDF files and parameters such as job title and book format to reduce the setup time.

 

Web Connectivity can control the production process on the complete range of Meccanotecnica’s solutions, it is possible to oversee live production from everywhere in the world by simply accessing a tablet or Smartphone.

The web server configured is accessible through the browser as a standard feature on the machine; Live production statistics are displayed on a widget that shows: machine status; current speed; book produced; job title together with book format and alarm messages.

The system is also integrated by an e-mail server that, if requested, notifies the start and completion of a job or alert on downtimes through emails.

 

The UNIVERSE family features, as a standard, the Auto-programming function. Books, with same format but different page count and composition, are automatically managed by a smart barcode technology.

The GigaLynx dual control camera reads the dynamic barcodes. The system automatically learns book composition and allows running different jobs on-the-fly.

 

In this working mode, the only task of the operator is to follow loading and unloading.

For further information watch the video: Automation and Connectivity.

 

Your local Dynagraph Partner is available for any information.

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MBO K80

Feb 21, 2018

MBO K80 and a live première at the Samhaber Open House

Feb 21, 2018

Samhaber GmbH is holding an Open House at its premises in St. Marien, Austria on 15 and 16 March 2018. One of the machines on show will be the MBO K80 combi folding machine. The machine will be automated, and equipped with a pallet feeder and six buckle plates in the parallel fold. Following the cross fold of the K80 will be a Z2 folding unit, and then an A700 delivery unit. The machine will be used to produce signatures.

 

The K80 is one of three MBO combi folding machines for the B1 / 70 x 100 cm size range. The K80 can be used to produce signatures, flyers and similar in medium-sized, industrial print run lengths. The machine runs at speeds of up to 230 m/min, and offers a comprehensive range of standard equipment and multiple automation options. Alongside the K80, the MBO range includes the K70 manual entry-level model, as well as the world's fastest folding machine, the high-tech K8RS machine.

 

The Samhaber Open House will also host a world première. For the first time, a BDT feeder will be exhibited in combination with a grooving, perforating and cutting unit from Herzog+Heymann. The BDT feeder incorporates the new Tornado technology. This means that sheets with high grammages as well as short formats can be fed through reliably. At the Open House, the downstream grooving, perforating and cutting unit from Herzog+Heymann will be used to score and perforate high grammage card grades. This is achieved by the CP Applicator from Tech-ni-Fold that is installed in the Herzog+Heymann scoring unit. The CP Applicator permits scoring and perforating processes to be performed simultaneously on one shaft, and always with high quality implementation. The Tech-ni-Fold scoring tools are suitable for cartons up to 350 g/m². They prevent fibre breakage during folding.

 

The third system on show will be the BSR550 basic from Bograma. Four different jobs will be produced on the offline rotation punching machine: punched folding cartons, presentation folders, sheet labels and a product with embossing and interior punching.

 

If you would like to take this opportunity to attend the Samhaber Open House, please register right away, either by phone: +43 7227 20614 or by email: office@samhaber.info

 

For more information about Samhaber open house, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Der Mittlestand award

Feb 20, 2018

MBO nominated for the "Großer Preis des Mittelstands" business award

Feb 20, 2018

The motto of this business award is more important now than ever: Healthy SMEs – Strong economy – More jobs. Only one in every thousand companies in Germany reaches the nomination list for the German business award for SMEs, the "Großer Preis des Mittelstands". South German folding machine manufacturer MBO is one of them. Even being nominated for the awards, which cannot be entered without external nomination, is regarded as confirmation of being among the business elite. This is not least because this is the only German business award that takes into account more than just figures, innovations and jobs, and assesses the company overall and in its complex role in society.

 

The nomination represents confirmation for medium-sized family business MBO that it is on the right track. MBO is firmly rooted in the region, and has strong ties to the people there. MBO demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, engineering and the promise of "Made in Germany" quality, coupled with commitment, ambition, inventiveness, proactivity, expansion and innovation. In contrast to publicly listed companies, MBO does not focus on short-term profits but on partnership and stability. With flat hierarchies, decisions are taken quickly, and the company can take fast action in response to short-term market developments. This not only benefits customers and partners, but also employees of the MBO Group.

 

"The 'Großer Preis des Mittelstands' award embodies the prestigious Made in Germany brand", said Albrecht Gerber, Minister for Economics and Energy of Brandenburg. Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian State Parliament praised the business award: "Just being selected means that all the companies nominated here have already been recognized for their outstanding quality." German newspaper Die WELT wrote: "The 'Großer Preis des Mittelstands' awards from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation are Germany's most coveted business award". The Foundation was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz Federal Cross of Merit in 2008 and 2016, and the Company Change Award in 2015.

 

An independent panel will select the award-winners and finalists. The award will be announced in September, followed by a celebratory gala event in October. Business award "Großer Preis des Mittelstands" https://www.mittelstandspreis.com/

 

If you want to learn more about MBO, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

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Canon imagePRESS C10000VP

Feb 19, 2018

DYNAGRAPH DUBAI POWERS IDEAL GRAPHICS   WITH CANON IMAGEPRESS C10000VP AND VIVID MATRIX 370P TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED & HIGHEST QUALITY DIGITAL PRINTING ALONG WITH DIGITAL FOILING AND SPOT UV SOLUTION.

Feb 19, 2018

Ideal sun group of companies, a leading digital print service provider in UAE with facilities such as Ideal graphics, Al Basma Graphic, Al Basil Printing Press and Al Rolla graphics is expanding their digital print service with the installation of Canon Imagepress C10000 along with Vivid Matrix 370 P. The combination of the two machines is a dream comes true for any creative professional to bring the wildest of their ideas to life on paper.

 

Combining proven imagePRESS features and new print technologies, the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Color Digital Press has been engineered to deliver production printing excellence for the business advantage of its users. It can help commercial printers, in-plants, production hubs; direct mail and transaction print service providers to produce a broader range of applications in shorter turnaround times.

 

The award-winning Matrix range of systems can laminate, foil & create spot UV-style effects for all kinds of digital print and packaging. Combined with Vivid's range of lamination films, including soft touch, anti-scratch, new glitter laminates and the range of colored foils, huge cost-savings can be made for short-run jobs.

 

Dynagraph has also provided   Ideal Group solutions to address their digital finishing requirements by installing LEGA 420 perfect binding machine and creasing machines by Mamo.

The combination helps Ideal group to expand the capabilities of the four colours digital press to new horizon by digitally printing up to 256 metallic shades on the Canon digital press which is unique in the market.

 

With its highly creative design team and strong and well-informed sales team, Ideal Graphics is all set to serve their customers with the state of the art machines while remaining true to their brand statement of  “IDEAL COMPANION FOR YOUR PRINTING NEEDS“.

 

 If you want to learn more about digital printing and the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP possibilities, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

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Jan, 2018
SGI Dubai 2018

Jan 23, 2018

SGI 2018 – Soft Signage & Decoration Edition.

Jan 23, 2018

The SGI this year saw more visitors than 2017 pointing to improving market conditions and a growing market confidence.

The Dynagraph stand featured a new range of media, OptiDesign, for the decoration & soft signage market which compliments the existing range of Signage & Graphics Media, OptiVision.

 

Today Decoration and Soft Signage are the fastest growing areas in the Signage & Graphics industry worldwide that offers high growth potential.

 

The Dynagraph, OptiDesign, range is the first range of media focused on decoration and soft signage in the Middle East. The market responded very well to the OptiDesign Decoration Medias and sees the potential. We have already received inquiries from across the region for the Decoration Medias.

The OptiDesign Decoration Center we opened with HP on the 14th of November in Dubai has had a great impact on people’s minds and has generated great interest.

 

The OptiVision range of large format print Medias from Dynagraph continued to attract new customers during the show.

 

The HP latex 570 printer which features a new curing system which decreases power consumption and improves quality over previous generations of latex printer was demonstrated on the Dynagraph stand. The unit shown was also used to produce all prints for the Dynagraph SGI stand as well as the OptiDesign and OptiVision swatch books.

 

We also showed the HP print and cut solution that since its introduction in 2017 has gone on to dominate the print and cut market in Europe. Released recently to the local market there was much favorable comment on being able to buy a latex printer and cutter as a package from HP. The real winner though with the HP print and cut solution is the HP software that allows users to easily set up for sticker production and cutting without having to go through rips.

 

The Fotoba XLD 170 WP, automated X/Y cutter was demonstrated on the stand and customers with high production of posters, fabrics and wallpapers were very interested.

 

Although we were unable to show live demonstrations of an EFI roll to roll printer during the show because of space restrictions, Dynagraph is proud of its recent partnership with EFI which cover the entire Middle East Region. We are hard at work to upgrade our service infrastructure and are proud to say that we are making great progress.

 

Your local Dynagraph Partner is available should you require more information on the media swatchbooks, EFI, HP, Fotoba or any other products currently available with Dynagraph.

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SGI Dubai 2018

Jan 08, 2018

Join us at the SGI 2018 for a Soft Signage & Decoration Edition.

Jan 8, 2018

Dynagraph is pleased to invite you to SGI 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 14th till 16th of January 2018.

The Dynagraph stand located in Hall 6 stand 6E-73, is placed close to the Canon stand, will have our specialist team available to introduce the product ranges from our partners EFI, HP and Fotoba along with specialist finishing equipment. 

 

We will be launching the OptiDesign range of Medias for decoration and soft signage. Let our team explain why this is the best business opportunity in  Graphics in 2018 given its fast growing market which deliver high profit margins high. These of course complement our existing OptiVision Large Format media range.

 

On the stand we will be demonstrating the HP latex 570 printer and we are showing for the first time the new HP print and cut solution which is dominating the print and cut market in Europe.

 

We will also be demonstrating the Fotoba automated cutting solution.

 

Dynagraph became the authorized dealer for EFI for the entire region in 2017 and our team with introduce you to the many cutting edge solutions offered by EFI across a range of industrial platforms in both UV and Dye sublimation printing.

 

Please register now for your FREE fast-track visitor pass to attend SGI 2018 exhibition: http://www.signmiddleeast.com/visitor_registration.php

Your local Dynagraph Partner is available for any information.

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All new VEGA ALTAIR

Jan 03, 2018

VEGA introduces the new folder gluer ALTAIR 

Jan 3, 2018

the Italian Vega company, located in Milan, well known for manufacturing multipoint folder gluer, presents the line for the corrugated board (up to BC Flute – 35mm of thickness) with the new machine model VEGA ALTAIR, available in 4 sizes, 160-200-240-290 cm. dedicate for the corrugated industry.

This machine all Made in Italy, has been constantly upgraded and it has been conceived for modules: giving the Customer a free and a continuing choice even after the installation.

 

In order to guarantee a very good folding quality, the machine has been equipped with an alignment system, Mechanical Blank Alignment, and a fourth additional conveyor of pre-breaking of the first and third creasing, for accurate results.

 

The Inline Box Ejection Module allows an underneath ejection of damaged boxes. As for the pressing Rollers module it shoves the box surface before pressure belt and after the folding and gluing stage, to insure precise marks. Servomotors independently motorize every module.

 

A particular attention has been given to the quality assurance systems, the Vega Altair counts standard; creasing carriages in the closing section, lateral squaring on the middle of the closing section, first squaring units at the delivery section, second squaring units in front of the collector, spanker system, like “case maker” for American boxes, back kicker for big and large crash lock bottom boxes.

 

A new technology has been developed during last year, and it the Crash Lock Bottom, 4 and 6 Corners HIGH SPEED mode.

 

This new system uses lower hooks mounted on two lower shafts driven by two independent brushless motors which allow the folding of the frontal flaps of the 4/6 corners and crash lock bottom boxes without using the upper mechanical hooks. This guarantees to reach high level of production because the gap among the boxes in the machine is considerably reduced and the speed of the mechanics of the machine can be brought to maximum levels.

The use of this new technology reduces the maintenance costs, by not using the mechanic upper hooks and it also reduces the make ready time.

 

If you want to learn more about Folder gluing and the VEGA ALTAIR possibilities, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

 

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Dec 12, 2017

Heimtextil 2018: International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles
Dec 12, 2017

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt a.M. Main from 9 to 12 January 2018.

The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year.

At Heimtextil, most Architects, bed retailers, designers, internal decorators, project planners, interior decorators, and visual merchandisers will be present to offer their products and services to the interested clientele.
In this trade fair all attendees will discover the trends of the coming season; expertly curated Theme Park is the perfect source of inspiration for your next product collection.
It is also a meeting point for key decision makers: High-caliber buyers from over 130 countries visit Heimtextil each year.
The main advantage in the exposition is that exhibitors’ directories have easy-to-follow signage to provide excellent orientation.

If you will join HP booth, you will discover the trends of the coming season and experience something different with our unique collaborations and some of the most creative surface designers: ATA Designs, Chloe Nalwoga, Elli Popp and many more. They will unite forces to design a lounge area fully printed with HP Latex Technology. You will be amazed and delighted by the unique designs and the multitude of printing possibilities.
Come and discover how, from design to production, HP Latex is reinventing the way our traditional customers can grow their business. Demonstrations will be held each day, to get inspired at the HP stand and check out the work of more than 10 designers. And on the evening of the 11th, an after-show cocktail will start from 6pm on our booth C11 in hall 6.0. If you want to learn more about digital printing and the HP Latex possibilities, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph Partner.

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Dynagraph participation in Hotelier Express Summit 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Dynagraph and HP sponsor hoteliers express conference.
Nov 27, 2017

Dynagraph together with HP was one of the sponsors of the event and had a stand to promote the OptiDesign range of media for decoration and soft signage printed with HP latex print technology.



This was a good year to participate as the Hotel Industry looks poised to follow western trends and embrace custom decoration for their properties.

A Panel discussion titled "Thinking outside the box - customizing experiences" and a feature presentation by Sanjay Murthy co-founder and managing director of Figjam a specialist branding company with a strong presence creating F&B brands right across the MENA region, both discussed the upcoming market demand starting with Millennials and the generations that are following and explaining they have a different perception of value than that held by people over 35.

They are much more likely to see value in a something based on an experience or something unique rather than traditional perceptions of 5. 4. 3 star ratings of properties.

They are looking for "Instagram-able" moments in their travel and its their photos shared on social media and the online booking sites that are influencing future bookings.

Many industry people we spoke to during the event expressed interest for future projects but there were also one customer with an immediate need and another has a 3 star hotel that is now under construction who has looked at what was happening overseas and selected a theme for their property with one wall of image in the guest rooms and the decoration carried onto the walls.

A local PSP produced prints to be installed in a mock-up room for the 3 star hotels with printed self adhesive vinyl and the hotel developer was very unhappy with the result and he was looking for an alternate material and he loved the finish on the wallpaper on our stand.

This shows that not only is there demand but that the PSP's in the region are ignorant of the overseas trends with custom decoration printing and not aware of the products that are required to fill this need.

This is where the OptiDesign range of Medias printed with HP latex technology can help the PSP's and end users achieve their goals.

You do not have to wait for a demand from your client you can educate yourself now on this lucrative business opportunity in custom decoration by asking your local Dynagraph Representative or visiting the new Dynagraph Decoration Center in our Al Quoz office in Dubai.

At the decoration center you will see custom printed wallpapers, fabrics for walls, upholstery and blinds, self adhesive fabrics for glass, materials for back lighting features and even custom printable leather, all used in real world applications.


Please contact your local Dynagraph Representative to arrange a visit.

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Nov 24, 2017

Dynagraph inaugurates the OptiDesign Decoration Center in partnership with HP
Nov 24, 2017

On Tuesday 14th of November Dynagraph opened its doors to demonstrate to its customers the hidden potential behind the decoration and soft signage market.

On the occasion, Dynagraph launched a range of medias for the custom printed decoration and soft signage market under the brand name of OptiDesign. The range includes wall coverings, floor coverings, upholstery fabrics and leathers and many others. Custom printed decoration and soft signage is the fastest area of growth in the Graphic & Signage Market.

To complement the launch of the OptiDesign range of Medias Dynagraph has set up a permanent demonstration center showing applications for the various decoration and soft signage products in our office in Al Quoz Dubai. The center is now open and visits can be booked in advance for anyone who is interested to explore the potential this new line of products offers for their business.

We will demonstrate how HP Latex will fulfill international wall covering industry standards, with the HP Latex inks that deliver high quality wallcoverings prints produced with the EN233 standard for washability and color fastness.

In addition, we will show the HP WallArt Solution, to find inspiration among a wide variety of images, patterns, and designs with easy access to artwork from market-leading partners like Fotolia or Pattern Designs. The user will preview the finished design before committing the content, to reduce waste and time. We will enhance job creation, improve color management, and increase efficiency with design tools from a market-leading partner, AVA.
HP Latex will offer an exciting new applications with a broad media range to differentiate products
– print on a wide range of specialty substrates including deep embossed, textured, or metallic coated media
– Improve your workflow with automatic, accurate panel cutting from a market leader, Fotoba International.

Further to that it is a place where Architects, Interior Designers and other people involved in designing and fitting out Commercial and Residential projects throughout the Middle East can see these products used in real world applications.


For more information about OptiDesign kindly with your local Dynagraph Partner.

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Nov 9, 2017

Inauguration of the Optidesign decoration center
Nov 9, 2017

Dynagraph and HP will inaugurate the OptiDesign Decoration Center at Dynagraph in Al Quoz area nr. 3, Dubai, UAE, on Tuesday the 14th of November, from 10am until 2pm and 4pm until 8pm

“We are introducing to the market a range of interior decoration and soft signage products which can be custom printed with HP Latex Technology.” Says Stephen Jomartz, Regional Sales Manager Dynagraph LFP
Our OptiDesign decoration center will exhibit a number of applications for Window Covering, Wall Covering, Floor Covering, Lamp shade and more. 
We will equally introduce the "Squid" custom printed self-adhesive window blinds. And use that unique opportunity to demonstrate to you the HP Sprout. A 3D software solution designed for architects by HP to allow you to offer your customers different renders of wallpaper, floor covering,
The Digitally printed Decoration and Soft Signage market is the fastest growing form of digital printing in the world, seeing an 8 to 10% annual growth.
The Middle East has lagged behind the rest of the world in adopting these products. However, Architects and Designers, Print Service Providers are beginning to understand their hidden potential.
We want you to be the first early adopters of those applications. Together with HP we are here to assist and help you to answer any of your questions and provide you with the material you require to produce your work.
Dynagraph has created a range of Wallpapers, Fabrics, Leathers and other specialized products in our OptiDesign Decoration Center which will help train and educate you on the use of custom interior décor applications to Architects and Interior Designers.
Join us for a unique insight into the exciting opportunity at our OptiDesign Decoration Center Open Day.

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Oct, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Dynagraph food systems partakes in the gulf food manufacturing – Dubai 2017.
Oct 30, 2017

“Solutions to optimise production, plant, process and profit.”

Gulfood Manufacturing is the region’s biggest food and beverage processing industry event which will connect you with suppliers from 60 countries showcasing the latest F&B manufacturing business improvement tools. 
As a food & beverage manufacturer, you are faced with multiple socio-economic, operational and food safety concerns. Becoming energy-efficient, finding budget-friendly raw materials, putting manpower to better use and boosting productivity are all front of mind, while still aiming for greater profitability.
At Gulfood Manufacturing 1,600 global suppliers of latest ingredients, processing, packaging, and logistics solutions are waiting to meet you and help solve your biggest production, capacity, and automation challenges.
Dynagraph Food Systems partner will be available for any inquiry or service at the following location:
WP Bakery Group (Hall 2 stand B2-30) Since 1879, companies of the WP BAKERYGROUP have had a major influence on the development of bakery technology. Today they cover the complete process chain from dough production to the forwarding of packing lines. The additionally offer services such as engineering, complete solutions for different retail environments or integrated energy management for bakeries.
A group of specialists under one roof, WP BAKERY GROUP has 5 Subsidiaries (WP Kemper, WP Haton, WP Riehl, WP Bakery Technologies and WP Industry Technology). These subsidiaries are market leaders in their area for more than a century. Due to its specialization, the group has several areas of competence, such as for dough, mixing, dividing, bread, rolls, and ovens.
These are solutions that can save you money which you could be spending on better things, such as diversifying your production line, research & development, and marketing.
Gulf Food represents the largest of its kind food industry exhibition in the Middle East with 1,600 global suppliers and leading implementation partners. Whatever you produce, Gulfood Manufacturing will help you do it faster and more profitably.
For more information about Gulfood Manufacturing – Dubai 2017, do not hesitate to contact your closest DYNAGRAPH FOOD SYSTEMS partner.

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Oct 27, 2017

Folding with no fibre breakage – Herzog+Heymann demonstrates how at IPEX 2017
Oct 27, 2017

“Herzog+Heymann will be avoiding fibre breakage when folding high-grammage products.”

Herzog+Heymann is one of a total of ten firms at IPEX that will be presented by Friedheim on a 195 m² trade show stand. The machine manufacturer will demonstrate live how products with a grammage of 300 g/m² are scored and perforated in one operation. This is achieved by the CP Applicator from Tech-ni-Fold that is installed in the Herzog+Heymann scoring unit. The CP Applicator permits the scoring and perforating processes to be performed simultaneously on one shaft, and always with high-quality implementation. The Tech-ni Fold scoring tools are suitable for cartons up to 350 g/m².
A further special feature of the scoring machine from Herzog+Heymann is the mobile pile feeder. This is suitable for feeding extreme oblong sheets with sizes up to 8.4 cm x 34 cm. This is unique among comparable machines.
Herzog+Heymann is a subsidiary of the MBO Group and is based in Bielefeld (Germany) The company's strengths lie in custom machine manufacturing for the packaging, mailing, and pharmaceutical industries.
A stand area of 195 m² makes Friedheim one of the largest exhibitors at this year's trade show. As well as the scoring machine from Herzog+Heymann, Friedheim will be presenting equipment from nine other partners, including MBO and Bograma. Ipex takes place from 31 October to 03 November in Birmingham.
For more information about Herzog+Heymann kindly connect with your local Dynagraph Partner

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Oct 25, 2017

VIVID LAUNCHES THE LATEST IN LAMINATION & DIGITAL FOILING TECHNOLOGY AT IPEX 2017.
Oct 25, 2017

“The new Vivid’s Matrix Omni-Flow”

IPEX is the UK’s most prestigious and longest-running print exhibition. It is a comprehensive event for everyone involved in printing and print buying.
At IPEX, visitors can expect to see the full spectrum of print products and services including digital, litho, computer software, and consumables. There are limitless opportunities to be inspired by the latest innovations and find creative solutions for your print requirements. During this four-day event, there is a program designed to help you.
Vivid will be presenting the new Matrix Omni-Flow, that is installed with a Modular deep pile feeder - easily retrofits to current Matrix Systems, to Laminate and Foil up to 1000 SRA3 sheets unattended, with a Set-up in seconds to saves time and money; utilizing the latest Swiss Feed head technology. The new system will also feed long sheet stock of 1050mm plus in length - ideal for 3 fold brochures without hand feeding.
In addition to the Easymount with Swing-out Arms, a front arm for vinyl and rear arm for laminate swing-out that makes loading of media and laminate easier, the used roll of laminate is lighter for safer lifting; all the benefits that the Easymount range brings but now even easier to use.
Not to miss Vivid’s new Aqua Aura Printable White Foil adheres to colored papers by first printing black toner to the sheet and then applying the foil using the Matrix. Color images and text can then be overprinted directly onto the white foil, meaning that the colored print will show on black and other dark substrates.
For more information about Vivid LTD kindly connect with your local Dynagraph Partner.

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Oct 20, 2017

IPEX 2017 - A SHOWCASE OF INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS.
Oct 20, 2017

A showcase of innovation, technology in action and business solutions

IPEX is one of the world’s longest established exhibitions for the print industry with a heritage that dates back to the 1800’s. It is the UK’s largest and most prestigious print solutions event and is expected to attract over 20,000 attendees from the print industry.
The next edition takes place 31 Oct - 3 November 2017, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, and will focus on PRINT IN ACTION. IPEX 2017 will showcase a wide range of print products and services including digital, litho, computer software and consumables, with working print equipment and innovations in production.
Dynagraph partners will be available for any inquiry or service in the following locations:
Tech-ni-Fold (stand G100M) global leaders creasing technology offers the latest technology the Tri-Creaser Advance.
Renz (stand H340) will be presenting high performance finishing systems with the super quick Bindomatic Accel Ultra and the Bindomatic Accel Cube thermal cover binding machines.
Kolbus (stand G100K) The comprehensive product range covers hard and softcover bindery equipment and specialist packaging machines from KOLBUS GmbH, Aster book-sewing machines and Universe Digitaline finishing equipment from Meccanotecnica.
AMS (stand F320) LED UV systems to bring energy-efficient, heat-less, solid-state curing to sheetfed offset lithographic printers everywhere
Flint Group (stand G220E) offer an unmatched product portfolio spanning printing inks, digital printing presses, blankets, pressroom chemistry, flexographic plates and sleeves, consumables and colorants. With impressive global resources, local service and personalized expertise
Lamina System: (stand D320) leading supplier of sheet to sheet laminating/mounting and gluing machines.
MBO (stand F350) offers the K80 an ideal machine for high-precision, high-performance production of signatures, flyers and other similar products in medium industrial print run lengths. It runs at speeds of up to 230 m/min (755 fpm).
Herzog + Heymann (stand F350) member of the MBO Group Specialist folding can cover a host of subjects, from direct mail to calendars to large format for maps and placards. Miniature folding can also include direct mail, particularly multi-component mailing.
Schneider Senator (stand F350) offers High-speed cutting: NEW 78 & 92 Compact / Advance guillotines Small. Strong. Precise. Small-format cutting requires absolute precision and reliability - and Schneider Senator meets this challenge. Ideal for cutting widths of 780 and 920 mm.
Tecnau (stand G450) enlighten automated paper handling, processing, and vision-based quality control systems for digital print production. Tecnau's innovative product range of unwinds, rewinds, form folders, cutters, stackers, buffering, punching, converting and quality control systems provides solutions essential to every digital print application.
Vivid LTD (stand F200) leading designer and manufacturer of digital foiling & laminating systems, including the award-winning Matrix and Easymount systems.
IPEX provides a platform for manufacturers to showcase their latest equipment. This means buyers can compare different brands side by side, and be inspired by creative and cost-effective solutions. This Exhibition will give the opportunity to accelerate business opportunities – generating new contacts and clients, networking, and providing insight on the key issues and trends in the industry.
Register now as a visitor to receive your all-access visitor badge, granting free entry to the exhibition and dedicated visitor attractions including the Print in Action Conference, Future Skills Theatre and more. Register now
For more information about IPEX 2017, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Oct 17, 2017

MBO K8RS SHINES AT FORMICA OPEN HOUSE
Oct 17, 2017

Formica presents the MBO K8RS, the world's fastest folding machine

The MBO K8RS combi folding machine was very well received at the Formica Open House. The machine on show was purchased by a Czech buyer. A further machine was also sold to the Czech Republic. There are also multiple projects being quoted for at present that were initiated at the Open House.
The Czech MBO representative Formica presented more than 40 innovative processing technologies on a 1200 m² area at their site in Čestlice near Prague from 03 to 05 October. Folding machine construction firm MBO was among the exhibitors with its K8RS, the world's fastest folding machine.
The K8RS is the top model in the MBO product range for combi folding machines in the 70 x 100 cm size range. It has the most comprehensive standard configuration and offers the greatest number of automation options. Thanks to its high production speeds of up to 275 m/min (902 fpm) it is particularly well suited to finishing processes on large print runs. This means customers can profit from a considerably reduced turnaround time for their jobs. Alongside the K8RS the 70 x 100 cm format range from MBO includes the manual entry-level K70 model as well as the automatable and therefore easy to operate K80 combi folding machine.
A special highlight at the Formica Open House was the opportunity for visitors to drive a TESLA. A competition was also held on the racing simulator.
For more information about the MBO K8RS folding machine kindly connect with your local Dynagraph Partner.

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Oct 16, 2017

LABELEXPO EUROPE 2017 PROVED TO BE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR MARK ANDY AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORK OF DISTRIBUTORS; UNVEILING NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN BOTH DIGITAL AND FLEXO EQUIPMENT LEADING TO DOZENS OF SIGNED CONTRACTS ON THE SHOW FLOOR.
Oct 16, 2017

Live demo for Mark Andy Performance Series P7

This year’s booth featured digital and flexo options from the press manufacturer, as well as inspection and rewind equipment from Rotoflex. Live demos of the Digital Series and Performance Series full-production presses allowed potential customers to see in-action the updated capabilities of each press. Digital One demos spanned throughout the day and drew large crowds to the booth as well. 
Demonstrations of the enhanced Performance Series P7 were well received by attendees during the four-day show. Two designated demos were run on the award-winning narrow-web platform, showcasing flexible packaging applications and true hybrid production with Digital Plus Screen. Digital Plus Screen, an inline digital print bar launched at the event, serves as cost-effective alternative to a traditional rotary screen.
Utilizing the same printheads and ink chemistry as Digital Series, the new Digital Plus Screen unit delivers richly pigmented output with the added capability of printing reverse text, barcodes, and sequential numbering in a single pass.
Mark Andy also focused on flexible packaging at this year’s event. Once a market off-limits for narrow web converters, food-safe flex pack jobs are a key point of value for owners of the enhanced Performance Series P7 press. These food-safe flexible packaging jobs are made possible by an in-line solvent-less lamination process, which reduces pot-life issues of adhesive and costly downtime for offline curing. During this demo, two flexible packaging jobs were run by reverse printing on PET, laminating with the proprietary Mark Andy system, all while using low-migration LED inks.
As one of the only flexo label press manufacturer offering a truly hybrid workflow, Mark Andy reports digital and flexo no longer are conflicting processes. With nearly 800,000 lines of code fueling a hybrid press, Mark Andy chose digital and flexo press elements from a single source, integrating them into a true OEM hybrid label printing solutions. According to Mark Andy, true digital hybrid presses feature seamless in-line converting and finishing, all with the flexibility of digital, proving to be single-pass profit centers that are transforming the market.
Digital Series demonstrations showcased 3 high-speed job changeovers and 3 different substrates (traditional white semi-gloss, clear-on-clear PP and a grade 8 estate stock) using 3 different dies. Additional demo jobs printed included a wine label printed on an estate paper and microbrew labels printed on a semi-gloss stock with VDP elements.
Digital Series demos introduced QCDC-SR, a semi-rotary adaptation of the industry-recognized QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) platform. QCDC-SR enables converters to cut varying repeats from the same magnetic die cylinder which in turn reduces waste and downtime.
Labelexpo 2017 marked the formal European debut of Digital One, a small footprint digital press launched to market Q3 of 2016. Digital One garnered interest with its entry-level versatility, affordable price point, and in-line finishing. Demo jobs were printed using CMYK digital print and a holographic cast and cure cold foil from Kurz. Adhesive for the cold foil was housed in a multi-purpose flexo deck just outside the digital print engine and proves the hybrid nature of the technology. Takeaway samples for the press included prime labels as well as applications outside of the traditional label market, such as printed menus and event wristbands.
Mark Andy has seen monumental growth in the European market, furthering global reach and contributing to the company’s success at Label Expo. Tom Cavalco, Managing Director, Mark Andy provides “This Label expo has been extremely effective. In 2017 we have launched Mark Andy into new global markets and garnered new opportunities. With digital hybrid technology proving to be the future of print, Mark Andy is well positioned to meet the growing demands of converters. We’re proud to be offering one of the only truly hybrid workflow on the market today.” 
For more information about Mark Andy, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Sep, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

SOMA ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE 2017.
Sep 22, 2017

Soma Engineering is planning open days on October 17 or 19, 2017, at Soma facilities in Lanskroun and will include a demonstration on the Soma Flex OPTIMA, and OPTIMA2 printing press, Venus III and Pluto III slitter rewinder, and Lamiflex E Laminator.

The design concept of Optima and Optima2 is to produce flexographic printing presses covering up to 90% of normal production. It is highly efficient rapid job change, with print consistency and reduction in running costs. Different features are available in the Optima2 model, the flying sleeves, to offer a reliable printing performance. The press equally features an automatic CI drum cleaning device that offers a consistent and clean printing outcome. Shaftless non-stop flying splice, can execute a machine speed reaching 500m/min.
The new generation VENUS III slitter rewinder is a top of the range, high performance, servo-driven machine that offers mid and wide web printers and converters maximum efficiency in slitting a wide range of substrates at high speed. The overhead web path between unwind and rewind unit is an innovative design feature that promotes a clean working environment. This feature permits entry into new market sectors such as the pharmaceutical and food packaging industries where stringent hygiene and clean room standards are in force.
Features include automatic knife positioning, automatic laser core positioning, intuitive touchscreen controls, improved splicing table, integrated unloading system, driven tilting stand, slit edge removal system, problematic edge cutting and minimum gap winding.
The PLUTO III slitter rewinder with integrated unwind unit offers mid and wide web printers and converters a cost-effective solution for slitting a wide range of substrates. High efficiency is achieved through shaft-less unwind, higher operating speeds, larger unwind and rewind roll diameters, enhanced operator friendly concept and powerful slit edge removal system. Rigid construction and automatic knife positioning complete a package of features normally only found on more expensive models.
LAMIFLEX E series can produce a wide range of flexible packaging products, including BOPP, PET, PE LDPE, OPA, Cast films, PP, AL foil or paper using solvent-free adhesives. It avoids solvent emission and eliminates the need for a heated drying tunnel and offers cost effective and cost saving solution, which also benefits the environment.
Come to visit Soma! The registration available on October 17 or 19, 2017 at Soma Globe - HQ, Husova 78, Lanskroun, 563 01, Czech Republic.
For more information about SOMA open house, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Sep 20, 2017

NEW COLOR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FROM QUADTECH AT LABEL EXPO 2017.
Sep 20, 2017

Quadtech Color Measurement with DeltaCam.

QuadTech (stand 3B52) will showcase ColorTrack, its new color management software which it claims is a highly adaptive “color expert in a box” solution for packaging printers. ColorTrack facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, ColorTrack automates the process of delivering absolute consistency from press-to-press, shift-to-shift, and plant-to-plant.
Also being shown, QuadTech’s Color Measurement with DeltaCam makes advanced inline spectral measurement affordable to individual packaging print houses. It says that for about half the cost of other inline systems, package printers can utilize accurate, automated L*a*b* measurement on film, paper or board—ensuring that all printed product is within their customers’ color specifications.
Come and join us for this exceptional trade fair, for any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner represented by:
Mr. Abdo Khoury: +9613 307903
Mr. Walid Khawaja: +9613 849550
Mr. Antoine El Kara: +4915123417043
And present for you at the show.

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Sep 19, 2017

MBO HITS THE ACCELERATOR AT THE FORMICA OPEN HOUSE
Sep 19, 2017

The K8RS the world's fastest folding machine.

Formica, MBO's representative in the Czech Republic, is once again holding an open house at its offices in Čestlice near Prague. From 03 to 05 October more than 40 innovative finishing processes will be on display at the 1200 m² site. Folding machine construction firm MBO will also be exhibiting with the world's fastest folding machine on show, the K8RS, in addition to a K530 and a T535.
The automated K8RS – that will be on display at the Open House – is equipped with six buckle plates. It has a palletized feeder and an A700 stacking delivery. The K8RS is the top model in the MBO product range for combi folding machines in the 70 x 100 cm size range. It has the most comprehensive standard configuration and offers the greatest number of automation options. Thanks to its high production speeds of up to 275 m/min (902 fpm) it is particularly well suited to finishing processes on large print runs. This means customers can profit from a considerably reduced turnaround time for their jobs. Alongside the K8RS the 70 x 100 cm format range from MBO includes the manual entry-level K70 model as well as the automatable and therefore easy to operate K80 combi folding machine.
A special highlight at the Formica Open House will be the opportunity for visitors to drive a TESLA. A competition will also be held on the racing simulator. The lucky winner will be able to enjoy driving a TESLA for an entire weekend.
The Formica Open House is open every day from 10 am until 5 pm. To attend, please register in advance on the Formica website:http://www.formica-cz.cz/en/news/item/polygrafickypitstop-en
For more information about the K8RS folding machine kindly connect with your local Dynagraph Partner

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Sep 18, 2017

KODAK (STAND 4D65) WILL BE EXHIBITING ITS FLEXCEL NX SYSTEM AT LABELEXPO EUROPE 25TH TILL 28TH OF SEPTEMBER.
Sep 18, 2017

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System delivers production efficiencies and new capabilities that it claims cannot be matched by any other digital flexo plate.

Unique, film-based technology and the industry’s fastest imaging system produce plates that drive unparalleled quality and consistency on press, increasing uptime and enabling no-compromise offset and gravure conversions across a wide range of flexo print applications.
Innovative imaging technology delivers maximum value with a totally integrated solution that improves ink laydown, expands tonal range reproduction, increases contrast and color vibrancy, and enables finer reverse type and lines. Powered by Kodak’s NX Advantage technology, a simplified plate portfolio can be optimized for virtually any print condition, ink type, and anilox volume through the use of a select set of expertly-engineered surface patterns that dramatically improve ink transfer. More patented imaging technology enables dramatically cleaner print and increased contrast by controlling ink flow at the edge of objects. With leading-edge innovation backed by world-class service and support, the FLEXCEL NX System is redefining flexo printing.
In addition, Kodak will have the following on their booth (Hall 4 D65):
- Flexcel NX Systems with a focus on Advantage NX
- Live demonstrations of Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System (4260) 
- Samples highlighting our value prop
- Letterpress solutions
- Kodak Workflow Solutions Demonstrations
- Kodak Inkjet Solutions
Come and join us for this exceptional trade fair, for any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner represented by:
Mr. Abdo Khoury: +9613 307903
Mr. Walid Khawaja: +9613 849550
Mr. Antoine El Kara: +4915123417043
And present for you at the show.

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Sep 15, 2017

LABELEXPO EUROPE 25-28 SEPTEMBER 2017
Sep 15, 2017

Labelexpo Europe, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry will take place in Brussels from the 25th to the 28th September 2017 650 exhibitors are expected occupying 9 halls.

The show will bring together various manufacturers and service providers, prepress companies, printers and converters, providers of machinery and equipment, specialist dealers and industry professionals to discuss the latest technologies and trends, to watch product demonstrations and also make purchase decisions.
Dynagraph will be there with colleagues representing the regions and key partners.
Mark Andy will showcase an updated Performance Series P7 platform, boasting direct servo improvements, a fully automated job register, and a more ergonomic design to elevate operator experience. The user-friendly model will be fitted with a solvent-free lamination system, producing food-grade flexible packaging live for booth attendees. STAND 4C45
EFI will present the Jetrion 4950LXe LED printer digital label production systems with high image quality, fine text, and a wide color gamut, to take on more primary label applications and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical labels. LED technology gives a competitive edge by printing on heat-sensitive and specialty substrates. Jetrion 4950LX delivers the lowest cost per label.STAND 9C40
Bostik technical support team and area sales managers from European Countries, Brasil, USA and Asia will be present each day to receive customers and prospects. They will present smart adhesive solutions for labels, HMPSA technologies for the Tape & Label industry. They will highlight particularly this year on label adhesives for The food industry, Linerless Labels, Removable solutions.STAND 6C16
Intercoat will offer high-quality products for label printing.labels for deep freeze process, labels for pasteurization, New Multitalent Topcoat Labels, New thin 23 microns Polyester Liner “XP 23” for high-speed productions, STAND 5D23
SOMA Eng. Engineers and sales team will be available to provide details and advise you about the Optima short run CI Flexo series, offering a unique solution to meet label printers short run requirements e.g. Advance Bounce Control 500m/min, with zero set-up waste.STAND 11F20
Highlights New DuPont Cyrel EASY Plate for Paper Application.Cyrel EASY ESM and EFM are mid-durometer plates developed specifically for paper printing applications and used in solvent and Cyrel FAST thermal processing.
At the show, DuPont also will highlight the DuPont Cyrel FAST 2000 TD, a next-generation processor. The Cyrel FAST 2000 TD features several cutting-edge tools and technologies that contribute to higher plate quality, easier workflow, and improved machine serviceability.
DuPont will feature the newest additions to the Cyrel EASY plate portfolio and more at the Labelexpo trade show in Brussels, Belgium, at booth B16, hall 11, Sept. 25-28, 2017.
Come and join us for this exceptional trade fair, for any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner represented by:
Mr. Abdo Khoury +9613 307903
Mr. Walid Khawaja +9613 849550
Mr. Antoine El Kara +4915123417043
And present for you at the show.

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Sep 15, 2017

DYNAGRAPH IS APPOINTED TECNAU DISTRIBUTOR FOR COMPLETE SOLUTIONS FOR TRANSACTIONAL, TRANSPROMO, DIRECT MAIL, GRAPHIC ARTS AND BOOK ON DEMAND SOLUTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Sep 15, 2017

TECNAU offers a wealth of engineering expertise and a breadth of product line unmatched in the digital print feeding & finishing marketplace. The company presents appropriate solutions for all digital print applications, including Graphic Arts, Direct Mail, Transactional, and Transpromo.

Over the past years, Dynagraph has enhanced its expertise and established core competence in the Graphic and Signage & Graphic industry, for single unit equipment as well as integrated systems for the Digital Printing, Large Format Printing & Finishing.
TECNAU chose to partner with Dynagraph for the consistent company value and services provided. Dynagraph will deliver its customer's tailor-made solutions digital finishing solutions from TECNAU.
With Dynagraph expanding its Digital Printing Foot Print with Canon in the region, TECNAU will offer the complete range of digital print & finish solution for the end user.
TECNAU book on demand and commercial printing solutions, highly flexible and versatile products for trans-promotional, transactional and direct mail applications as well as efficient and reliable products for Graphic Arts and Photo applications will be well presented by Dynagraph on the Middle East market.
For further information ask your nearest Dynagraph Partner.

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Jul, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

DYNAGRAPH LEBANON CONTRIBUTES EIDCO LABELS WITH A NEW GENERATION MARK ANDY PERFORMANCE SERIES P7.
Jul 12, 2017

Eidco labels is based in Lebanon; the company has been in the flexographic label printing services for a decade.

The covered market segment is mainly for food, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and all types of detergents. The factory provides a high definition label printing and a range of best quality labeling materials; such as self-adhesives (polypropylene white, PP clear, and polyethylene materials) and shrinks sleeves. They also acquired the knowledge of In-mould label printing and higher resolution and quality for the dairy products sector.
Eidco labels invested in the newest high-end Mark Andy Performance Series machine and the best in class the P7 size 17 inch, eight colors, full UV, silk screen unit, with many other features which allow Eidco labels to be an efficient solution for the most complex print applications in the market.
The Performance Series P7 designed to drive profitability in a highly competitive and rapid evolving industry. Multiple servos for more functions at each print station, independent web pacing for enhanced web tension management, simplicity in the print station design for fast changeover times, short web path for waste saving and all for a guaranteed consistency and accuracy from shift to shift and day to day.
For more information about Mark Andy, do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Jul 11, 2017

TECH-NI-FOLD RELEASE VIDEO EXPLAINING THEIR SIMPLE SOLUTION THAT TAKES CREASING TO A NEW LEVEL
Jul 11, 2017

Applying a crease to eliminate digital fibre cracking is taking on a whole new meaning according to Graham Harris, Managing Director of Tech-ni-Fold and inventor of the Tri-Creaser.

Due to the increased numbers of recycled paper coming through the supply chain, flaking and slight cracking can randomly occur on the inside of the creased product, often identified by a white broken line visible each side of the crease bead.
Harris stated that regardless of what type of creasing solution is used by print companies that the problem is widely spread, and not confined to one method, he explained,-
"Our research shows us that print companies accept that certain materials are much more brittle than they used to be, and that the slight imperfections of the inside crease result is something that just happens regardless of what creasing technology is used. We saw an opportunity to try and change the outcome, and to cut a long story short, actually produced a simple solution to highly reduce, and in some cases, eliminate the defect. Our Tri-Creaser Advance works the inside of the crease in parallel with the outside, and simply fits onto our customers folding machines."
Seeing the video brings to life how simple Tech-ni-Fold's creasing technology really is, please click here to watch the video
The Tri-Creaser Advance can be purchased as a full male/female solution, or just as a female retro-fit to existing Tri-Creaser Easy Fit & Fast Fit male collars.
For more information about Tech-ni-Fold do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Jul 6, 2017

DUPONT CYREL FLAT TOP DOT
Jul 6, 2017

DuPont Packaging Graphics continues to be a global technology leader in the development and supply of flexographic printing systems.

Innovative new solutions help customers expand their business by taking advantage of new and profitable opportunities in the growing flexographic packaging market. The DuPont Packaging Graphics portfolio of products includes DuPont Cyrel brand photopolymer plates (analog and digital), Cyrel plate making equipment, Cyrel round sleeves, Cyrel plate mounting systems and the revolutionary Cyrel FAST thermal system.
DuPont Cyrel EASY Plates: Color complexity, workflow simplicity. DuPont Cyrel EASY EPC is the built-in flat top dot soft digital plate developed especially for the corrugated market. Cyrel EASY EPC is designed to achieve the highest quality image reproduction while minimizing the fluting effect when printing on a wide variety of corrugated boards.
Similarly, DuPont Cyrel EASY ESE is the built-in flat top dot soft digital plate developed especially for the flexible packaging and for label printing market.
The samples delivered by Dynagraph in the Middle East to demonstrate the image quality achievable using EASY plates has taken the market by storm. Customers around the region are either in talks or have already implemented those new plates that provide the highest print quality even at high printing speeds. The Plates allow printers to meet required ink densities within the shortest time, offering low-print waste for faster startup time.
Reprocenter is the first in Lebanon to have been successfully using EASY Plates for some time now and have expressed satisfaction. And tests are under way at a number of Wide Web Flexo Printers, Corrugated Printers and Converters as well as Repro-houses. Some of which are located near you.
In addition to the high print quality, Dupont Cyrel EASY plates count some of the following advantages:
- High solid ink transfer and excellent highlights
- Excellent vignettes that fade to zero
- These plates allow the press to run at higher speeds without affecting the print quality
- Printers save on startup wastages as these plates
- Longer plate run length and shelve life
- Consistent print quality no matter the run length of the print job

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Jun, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

EFI ADDS DYNAGRAPH TO DEALER NETWORK
Jun 20, 2017

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) appoints Dynagraph as the new EFI print equipment dealer. As part of the effort to continue delivering the best to the customers, EFI has recently made some changes in the channels in the Middle East.

With over 65 years of experience in printing, Dynagraph is the leading player in the Middle Eastern graphics industry. Known for the enduring relationships they build, their success is based on in-depth, market-specific knowledge of their clients’ products, targets and needs.
“The Middle East represents a mutual growth market for both of us. Serving this area, coupled with the introduction of new EFI models, we feel the future is bright,” said Antoine El Kara, Chief Executive Officer at Dynagraph Holding SAL.
Stocked with spare parts and consumables, the Dynagraph warehouse network is key to rapid response and speedy delivery. Based in major cities around the Middle East region, the Dynagraph service engineers swiftly deliver tailor-made, efficient solutions.
“Today, one-third of the world’s high-end wide format printers in production are EFI products. The role of a channel partner becomes pertinent as EFI keeps growing.Dynagraph has a proven track record of providing first-class customer service and offering creative solutions that improve the way businesses operate, “said Paul Cripps, EFI Vice President Sales, EMEA Operations.
Dynagraph will supply EFI Equipment, Inks, Spares and Services to parts of U.A.E., Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. EFI is suggesting that customers follow the communications protocol below: 
About EFI

EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com) 
Follow EFI Online:
Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/EFIPrint),
Follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/efiprint),
Find us on Facebook: (www.facebook.com/EFIPrint)
View us on YouTube: (www.youtube.com/EFIDigitalPrintTech).
For questions or inquiries in relation to EFI or more do not hesitate to contact your local EFI partner

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Jun 20, 2017

A MAJOR SUCCESS FOR THE MECCANOTECNICA GROUP AT CHINA PRINT
Jun 20, 2017

China Print, the leading trade fair in Asia for the Graphic Art Industry has just come to an end. The 2017 edition has drawn big interest for Meccanotecnica’s Solutions.

In Hall W1-016, experts, customers, decision makers and prospects were able to see “Live production” of high-quality lay-flat sewn books from digital printing and offset printing. The Meccanotecnica Group showcased its solutions under the motto “ASTER, the only and original” that embodied the commitment of Meccanotecnica towards continuous innovation.
Among the solutions showcased, Uniplex with asterTOP, the quickest and most compact gathering and sewing line on the market, has drawn a lot of interest with live demos and book production at the unmatched record speed of 18.000cycles/hour. This solution provides an efficient way of producing sewn books, minimizing production costs by eliminating non-productive steps such as storage and transport of gathered signature.
We are pleased to announce that the solution on display was acquired by Beijing Shengtong Printing Co. Ltd Under the spotlight was also Universe Sewing sheet-fed, automatic book folding, and sewing unit, a solution that allows cost-effective binding of digital short runs and guarantees the production of high-quality books. Two Universe Sewing units were acquired respectively by Beijing Tuwen Tiandi Printing and Astron Art Group.
About Meccanotecnica
Offset print finishing Meccanotecnica’s book sewing machine brand, Aster, is globally known as state-of-the-art technology as well as a guarantee of reliability and high level of performance. Since the introduction of the Headop signature feeder in the ‘70s, which revolutionized the book finishing market, Meccanotecnica has always been a visionary company. The first fully automatic book sewing machine, the Aster-Headop, was launched in the early ‘80s and soon became the leading product of the market. In the last 30 years, the Aster technology has reached a foremost role, thanks to its unprecedented performance, reliability, build quality and ease of use. Today Meccanotecnica features very large number of installations worldwide; stand alone units that satisfy all production needs as well as sophisticated gathering & sewing lines. Digital Print Finishing Thanks to its solid experience in the traditional offset market and to its excellent technical resources, Meccanotecnica has been offering solutions for high-quality digital print finishing for more than 20 years. The quick turnaround time of digital printers is matched with rapid, high-quality book production, making our equipment the perfect answer for book-on-demand, self-publishing, reprints or personalized books. Our policy is to provide our customers with the best all-around package in the business: technology-driven solutions, reliable machines, and quick service.
For questions or inquiries related to Meccanotecnica do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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May, 2017

May 18, 2017

TCPL PACKAGING LIMITED VENTURES INTO FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MARKET, CHOOSES QUADTECH TO ENSURE QUALITY CONTROL.
May 18, 2017

Established relationship and proven performance history make QuadTech supplier of choice to support company expansion.

QuadTech today announced TCPL Packaging Limited, one of India’s largest manufacturers of printed folding cartons, has installed their third QuadTech Inspection System to further drive printing efficiencies as they move to support flexible packaging. In addition to the Inspection System, the order includes Data Central®, PDF verification, Waste Management and Web Viewing Systems—equipping TCPL with a complete defect management workflow.
TCPL has a long-standing association with QuadTech, having first deployed QuadTech’s Autotron™ Register Guidance System in 1990. The latest QuadTech technology has been installed to support TCPL’s newest rotogravure press, a Bobst Rotomac 4003, which will enable the company to print tipping papers for the tobacco market, and to print on flexible materials. TCPL, one of the two largest converters of paperboard in India, is already servicing this sector using two existing Rotogravure presses with incorporated QuadTech Inspection Systems, and has seen the benefits the 100 percent technology offers.
Mr. Biswadip Naha, Plant Manager, TCPL comments “TCPL has a successful history of product performance and service support with QuadTech, so we specifically chose QuadTech over other possible suppliers. We are now using additional solutions from the QuadTech product portfolio and they are our supplier of choice for color and inspection technologies”. Mr. Naha continues, “Our most recent investment will continue to ensure quality and dependability is maintained while dramatically reducing waste and above all safeguarding our reputation for packaging excellence.”
QuadTech’s complete defect management workflow solution offers printers improved waste reductions and increased savings on returned rolls through detecting defects on virtually any substrate or web width, at any press speed. This allows press operators to quickly identify defects and track them all the way through to finishing, where they can be removed quickly and efficiently. This solution is proven to increase converting process efficiency by up to 40 percent—helping printers to manage ever-tightening margins and guarantee quality control of the delivered product.
“We were delighted that TCPL chose to continue working with QuadTech to support their expansion into flexible packaging,” commented Amit Desai, Area Sales Manager for India, QuadTech. “Not only does it clearly acknowledge our technology capabilities but it also demonstrates that as printing industry leaders we help to support significant business growth.”
About QuadTech
QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales, service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.

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May 9, 2017

NEW TEXTILE DEVELOPMENTS FROM JUNKERS & MÜLLERS FOR FESPA 2017 IN HAMBURG
May 9, 2017

At the FESPA in Hamburg Junkers & Müllers presents a number of new textile developments, at their stand E 30 - Hall B5.

Dr. Christian Junkers, Mr. Anatolij Luganskij, and Mr. Heinz-Josef Kremer are available to assist you and clarify any requirement.
One key aspect of those is the new materials for sublimation prints. For example, the blockout article Mediatex NERO FR convinces with its soft appearance and scratch resistance. There is no white cracking. Moreover, the material is stretchable. Due to these characteristics, the article is ideally suitable for applications like framing systems or banners. Not only with sublimation inks, but also with UV and latex inks, very brilliant colors can be achieved.
Moreover, Junkers & Müllers presents two new articles for the interior decoration sector.
Mediatex JM CARINA DIGITAL BLO is a blackout material, which can be used for individual prints in interior decoration, for example as roller blinds or room divider systems. The product‘s coating has been specifically developed for latex printing, so highest printing quality can be achieved on this material. As an experienced specialist for sunshading textiles and visual privacy, the company guarantees perfect hanging attributes and high dimensional stability.
Mediatex JM OPERA shows a very textile cotton look. It is a transparent material, which can be used for roller blinds and panel tracks. The material is certified for HP-Latex inks and shows highest print quality.
Junkers & Müllers offers an interesting program of self-adhesive textile materials. The quality WALL COVER TEXTILE has a very smooth surface. WALL COVER EFFECT with its shiny special coating guarantees brilliant printed results with interesting light effects. MAGIC COVER is a special development which totally covers background colors. Possible soiling of the surface to be covered doesn’t show through to the front. The article SELF ADHESIVE FR is removable without residue. All these materials are suitable for UV-, Solvent and Latex print.
All textiles for digital print from Junkers & Müllers GmbH are made in Germany and are certified according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

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May 2, 2017

MBO PRESENTS THE RELIABLE K70 AND DATAMANAGER 4.0 AT CHINA PRINT
May 2, 2017

China Print is taking place for the ninth time this year. The trade fair is held every four years and is one of the largest and most important exhibitions for the printing industry. It runs from 9 to 13 May 2017 in Beijing.

The folding machine manufacturer MBO will once again be exhibiting, together with its subsidiary MBO Binder Graphic Systems (Beijing) Co. Ltd. Alongside twelve other German companies, MBO will be located in the German pavilion, which is organized by the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA). MBO can be found on stand 130-2 in hall E1.
The company will be presenting its K70 combi folder. This large format folding machine is ideally suited for producing signatures. It is the successor to the K760E, which was a market success for many years. This means that the K70 is based on highly reliable technology and is, therefore, a robust workhorse. With an operating speed of 210 m/min (690 ft/min), it is faster than its predecessor. In addition, the K70 comes with the new M1 control system, including a touch screen, which makes it easy to set up. High- precision pneumatic crossfold and threefold knives allow for a faster throughput and also keep wear to a minimum.
Alongside the K70, MBO will also be demonstrating the functionality of its Datamanager 4.0 software. This allows for smart planning and analysis of the finishing process and reduces downtime. Data relating to the customer and the order, such as the materials used, the sheet size and the fold types, is entered in Datamanager 4.0. The software ensures that the folding machine receives all the information it needs for a highly efficient set-up process. The folding machine sends all the production-related data, including production and auxiliary process times and any jams, back to Datamanager 4.0. This allows an objective final costing to be produced and increases the quality and efficiency of the finishing process.
More information:
China Print http://en.chinaprint.com.cn/huagang/printing/index.htm
MBO China http://www.mbo-folder.com.cn/
K70 http://www.mbo-folder.com/products/machines/K_70/ K-70.html?language=en
About the MBO Group:
For over 50 years, the MBO Group has been a reliable partner for printshops and bookbinders. The group develops, produces and sells high-quality machines for processing digital and offset printing as well as for mailing, pharmaceutical, and special applications. The company's headquarters is in Oppenweiler near Stuttgart. Other sites are located in Portugal, France, USA, and China. The 100 percent subsidiary firm Herzog+Heymann is headquartered in Bielefeld.

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Apr, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

DYNAGRAPH STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE HP STAND AT FESPA IN HAMBURG MAY 8-12 2017.
Apr 25, 2017

You will have a chance to hear from the experts on the HP printers and the applications that are being successfully implemented worldwide whilst being attended to by local Dynagraph staff with real world knowledge of the Middle East market.

On the HP – Stand D15, Hall A1, we will demonstrate the LX 1500 plus LX 3000 as well as flatbed printers.
FESPA's global print expo is unlike any other trade show. It provides visitors with the opportunity to discover the diverse and creative world of wide format print technologies for screen, digital and textile printing. 
Europe's largest focused exhibition, FESPA 2017 offers the very latest products, innovations, and information from over 700 brands. So, if you have purchasing responsibility or are responsible for the spend on individual projects, or for your company as a whole, then a visit to FESPA 2017 is essential.
Explore HP's digital print applications up close and personal by visiting our FESPA 2017 stand, designed to emulate the experience of browsing in a shopping mall: high-end retail set-ups, coffee shops, supermarket aisles and much more.
Come and see market-leading solutions on a wide array of applications made possible with our latest portfolio of digital printing technology.
For any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.
If you wish to join us please register for free passes with the following link.
https://registration.n200.com/survey/3nre9w73zvajd?actioncode=NTWO000129WWX

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Apr 24, 2017

DYNAGRAPH ARE YOUR LOCAL EXPERTS FOR HP LATEX PRINTING SOLUTIONS. DUBAI INDEX 2017
Apr 24, 2017

With Latex print technology companies are developing new markets and improving their businesses profits by exploring the rapidly developing Decoration market.

The HP latex printers allow you to print a wide range of decoration products in addition to their doing all the traditional indoor and outdoor applications of large format digital printing.
Decoration products include wallpapers, fabric, canvases, window blinds and lamp covers.
Whether you already have an HP latex printer and wish to explore ways of developing a new market or you wish to explore the opportunities installing a HP latex printer could add to your business.
Please speak to your Dynagraph representative and organize a time to visit us at the HP stand at Index Dubai from the 22nd till 25th of May 2017. 
Take a look at the world of interior decoration capabilities brought by digital printing technology.
HP invites you to visit Middle East Covering 2017; MENA's premier sourcing platform for the surface covering industry.
REGISTER NOW TO SAVE AED 100. VISIT US AT STAND 4A41.
https://registration.n200.com/survey/1bquv74x0izac?actioncode=MCME16

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Apr 20, 2017

DIGIDELTA GROUP AND FOTOBA ARE PRESENTING THEIR LATEST TECHNOLOGY AT FESPA 2017: DARE TO PRINT DIFFERENT
Apr 20, 2017

FESPA 2017 will be the largest international wide format event: Encompassing screen, digital and textile print; the exhibition will take place in Hamburg, Germany from the 8th until 12th of MAY; it will receive more than 700 exhibiting international and local brands.

Over the five days, exhibitors will deliver the latest innovations and product launches to the global image makers. All patrons are invited to explore new limits of print at FESPA 2017.
Digidelta group is participating at their stand location B6- D36 and they will be offering the MTEX Textile inks, and Mimaki printing machines with full demonstration of textile direct print and label printing. Besides, they scheduled meeting with potential clients for Decal and Net screen clients with their export manager Mr. Carlos Alves, which will be available for any help and clarification.
In addition Fotoba will be present at their stand A1- D35 to demonstrate the XLD 170 high speed complete line of finishing, the New XLD320 HS it is made for non-stop industrial production and follows the prints with our patented systems. Thanks to the Fotoba Cut Marks generated by the RIP and the True Image Edge Tracking (Fotoba patent pending), the cutting is done with the best accuracy (1mm on both X/Y directions). The XLD 320 cuts a full roll in 12 minutes! (Test made with 100mt roll of paper (350ft) with prints feeding size of 2mt). Not to forget, the JRU320 motorized feeder for jumbo rolls up to 300 kg. The main purpose is cutting high speed all flexible media up to 1mm including textile. Staffs are available for demonstration with marketing support.
Ahlstrom Munksjo will be exhibiting at booth B44, hall B1 Upper. To show you our latest developments in non-woven, that will open up new opportunities for printers, designers and end users. Of course this will also be the time to exchange ideas and develop our relationship. As a reminder, Ahlstrom-Munksjo is one of the world leaders in the production of non-woven / PVC FREE media for decoration and advertising.
We offer the most extensive and innovative range of non-woven for growing markets as Wallcoverings, PVC free Banners, Tableclothes.
Come and join us for this exceptional trade fair, for any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Apr 5, 2017

FESPA 2017: DARE TO PRINT DIFFERENT
Apr 5, 2017

FESPA 2017 will be the largest international wide format event: Encompassing screen, digital and textile print; the exhibition will take place in Hamburg, Germany from the 8thuntil 12th of MAY; it will receive more than 700 exhibiting international and local brands.

Over the five days, exhibitors will deliver the latest innovations and product launches to the global image makers. All patrons are invited to explore new limits of print at FESPA 2017.
All attendees have the opportunity to discover the diverse and creative world of wide format printing at the industry’s largest exhibition for wide format, digital, screen and textile print technology. There will be leading exhibitors participating at FESPA 2017 that will prepare unmissable educational conference sessions during all five show days.
There are different reasons to attend this important occasion; it is a complete affair solution for the wide format printing community - from commercial printing to wide-format and signage. It will also show a comprehensive display of the latest product solutions from all exhibitors. Not to forget, Innovative ideas to enhance your business performance and profitability. In this event, an educational program of high-quality content is available to attract print solution providers for their business and delivers thought‐provoking issues from international experts.
FESPA Awards Programme this year will be hosted in Hamburg alongside the FESPA 2017 Exhibition, it was established in 1991 the renowned across the print industry for their outstanding recipients, judged by industry experts who in turn have contributed significant advances to the techniques and technology across the industry.
Come and join us for this exceptional trade fair, for any clarifications do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Mar, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

SOMA FLEXO CHALLENGES CONFERENCE 2017.
Mar 15, 2017

SOMA is planning a Technology conference that will take place on April 26 & 27, 2017 in SOMA Globe, Lanskroun, Czech Republic.

In this event, they will teach all attendees How to challenge gravure, offset or even digital technology. The forum will also include a demonstration on the Soma Flex OPTIMA and OPTIMA2 printing press to show Advanced Bounce Control system with A RUN set up system on, not to forget the Slitters and Laminators technology.
The major titles that will be discussed by the Expertise and Engineers from the top of line vendors Kodak, Flint, CPS flexible, Apex, Marvaco, Esko, BST and SOMA are as follow:
Absolute print stability = increased efficiency.
SOMA One Team. One Vision. One Flint Group. Expertise delivered in a carefree package for Flexo
Flint Consistent Anilox Ink Transfer is the key for printing Fixed Palette in Flexo.
Expanded Gamut Printing - The new era of packaging printing.
Flexo Simplified & the Business Impact of Expanded Gamut Printing.
How plate surface texturization improves ink transfer.
How to make flexo business profitable
In-line spectral color measurement in flexo printing
Two Different options are available for interested attendees:
The first Option will start on 26th of April in Prague; visiting Prague with a city tour program, and a dinner in Prague Thematic restaurant. It will be followed the second day 27th of April with a morning breakfast and a trip to SOMA Globe at Lanskroun to be pursued by a lunch then the conferences and demos.
As for the second Option, it will start directly at SOMA on the 26th of April with a Dinner, and then the second day the conference and demos will take place at 1 pm.
For more details visit SOMA. The registration available at http://www.soma-eng.com/FCC2017

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Mar 7, 2017

MATRIX VISION DELIVERS CAMERA TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH SPEED LE MANS FOLDING SYSTEM FROM MBO
Mar 7, 2017

To protect the operator, many finishing machines are fitted with a housing.

For the latest "Le Mans" generation of folding machines, MBO was looking for an industrial camera to allow the operator to see directly into the machine when the panelling is closed. In MATRIX VISION, MBO found not only the right camera supplier but also a consultant providing the appropriate hints, tips and suggestions at the right time to permit successful, fast and thus cost-effective integration of the camera.
Le Mans gets pulses racing for a great number of car enthusiasts. High speeds, rapid changeover, different classes, 24 hours long, these are the ingredients for a successful and globally recognised brand. So the choice of name for the newly developed high-speed folding system Le Mans from MBO could not be more appropriate. In line with this, the folding system specifications also focus on the speed and ergonomics. With a folding volume of approx. 70 million printed sheets and more per year or up to 23,000 sheets per hour as the maximum (16-sheet folded to A4), the system reaches speeds at which it is necessary to incorporate protective cladding to avoid danger to the operator. This makes it difficult for the operator to adjust and check the folded products, however. But a solution quickly came into view: A camera system to provide the operator with a direct view into the machine.
Advantages of the camera system and requirements
The advantages of an image-based camera system were quickly identified by MBO. In addition to traceability in the event of faults, the safe monitoring of ongoing production was also important. The requirements for the system were also quickly established. Software was required to display the live images from multiple cameras simultaneously as thumbnails at a reduced image refresh rate. When the operator selects a thumbnail, an enlarged version of the image was to be displayed at the correct refresh rate. In addition, the operator should be allowed to view the last few seconds of production in slow motion. The camera hardware should be able to capture at least 100 frames per second, have a resolution of at least 640 x 480 pixels, and provide greyscale images.
Camera expertise and more from an external source
With more than 50 years of experience, MBO would easily be capable of developing the software and the folding machine in-house, but the firm wanted to play it safe with the camera system, and as a result brought the image processing experts from MATRIX VISION in on the development process at an early stage. Alongside MBO, the experts from MATRIX VISION highlighted the various aspects of image recording, such as cameras and sensors, lighting, optics, hardware as well as connection and cabling.
Three cameras are required to monitor the parallelfold, crossfold and threefold. The MATRIX VISION product range includes a number of Dual-GigE cameras from the mvBlueCOUGAR-XD series. Ultimately, MBO decided to use the mvBlueCOUGAR-XD104d as a greyscale option thanks to the appropriate resolution and refresh rate, and the impressive image quality. The Pregius CMOS sensor IMX174 from Sony integrated into the camera also impresses with its reduced dark noise and dynamic range of over 71 dB. As different exposure scenarios arise in the folding machine, a high dynamic scope is essential.
For correct storage of the image data via Dual-GigE, MATRIX VISION recommended the use of three separate Dual-GigE network cards and three SSD hard drives. With the GigE cables as well as three cables to control the cameras, there was potential for the wiring to become rather complicated. Here too, MATRIX VISION offered a simplified solution with custom cable production which made the three control cables superfluous. Naturally the cables can be screw-fastened, contributing to the robustness of the camera system.
MATRIX VISION also provided the appropriate support in terms of optics and lighting. The distance between the camera and the object was about 140 mm, whereas the image size was to be 75 x 60 mm. These stipulations were met using a suitable 6-millimetre lens. In the case of the lighting, a white LED light ring, for screw-attachment onto the lens, provided the relevant solution. MBO was extremely satisfied with the overall results, the choice of individual components and the time saved thanks to consultation with external experts.
Conclusion
Whether due to lack of time or cost pressures, it is not unusual for attempts to get involved in a new subject area to fail. Industrial image processing and image recording in particular are fields where the devil is often in the detail. So much the better if you can find a partner to help you navigate through the sticking points right from the off. In this case, MBO GmbH & Co. KG was able to concentrate on its core competencies thanks to the external support received. The feedback has confirmed that this was the right approach. At Drupa 2016, the world's largest trade fair for print media in Düsseldorf, visitors were delighted by the new folding machine. The continuous production monitoring from the three cameras, with the images also being saved continuously allowing the operator to look "into the past", was also positively received.
Addresses:
www.mbo-folder.com
www.matrix-vision.de

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Mar 6, 2017

MARK ANDY OPEN HOUSE.
Mar 6, 2017

Mark Andy based in the United State of America is scheduling an open days event to their European Headquarters in Poland Warsaw 2017 the 5th and 6th April - Program to be presented in English - and the 7th April - Program to be presented in Polish - For a pre-Label expo to test the latest Mark Andy flexo, digital, and hybrid printing and finishing solutions. 

Mark Andy in this event will be fully supporting label and package printing and converting needs; in sequence to complete end-to-end workflows that are uniquely configured to the customer requirements, now and into the future.
The design concept of P7 is to drive profitability in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving industry; the Performance Series platform redefines workflow productivity through its simple design, efficient waste savings, and extremely fast changeovers.
Different features are available in the P7 model, the special Drive System Independently servo-driven web transport and tooling. Print Station Exclusive open design with load-and-lock technology. Drying & Curing High-efficiency hot air drying Single UV or Dual UV, with a combination hot air and UV ProLED UV LED Electron Beam (EB). The machine can attain a wide range of options, Hot Foil Cold Foil Embossing Dual Web Paths Dual Rewinds Rotary Screen RFID Insertion Film Configurations 1000 fpm (305 m/min) Rail System Lamination (Standard or Solvent-Free) to embrace the widest range of requested print jobs; it can also perform a machine speed reaching 230m/min.
In addition, to the award-winning Mark Andy QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) technology it removes the bottleneck of long die cut changeovers and slower matrix stripping speeds. Upon installation, you will see immediate improvements in quantifiable job changeover and setup times, as well as significant savings in material waste. Implementation of QCDC provides more accurate, more consistent die cutting outcome.
Not to disregard, the recommended of its high-class Digital One hybrid press using CMYK toner plus basic converting, through a Servo driven unwind with 3 inch core capacity – 30 inch maximum diameter. The machine is implemented by a Web guide for tension registry management, Web cleaner to protect the digital engine from debris and ensure high-quality print, and a Servo driven pacing and tension control station. The Digital One has an advanced dancer systems with responsive feedback, Digital print engine with operating interface on pivot arm, and a Servo driven print station with slide out tray for easy cleanup.
The Hybrid press acquires a Central master pneumatic distribution panel, Kit with all digital consumables required for installation and training, not to forget that installation, training, and commissioning session are available at customer’s facility.
Partnering with Mark Andy means access to leading global brands with Mark Andy narrow and mid-web printing presses, Rotoflex finishing solutions, and a complete line of Mark Andy Print Products consumables and pressroom supplies. All Mark Andy products are supported by the largest customer service team in the industry, committed to delivering spare parts, technical service, PM programs, retrofits, and rebuilds, as well as dedicated hands-on training through Mark Andy University.
Come to visit Mark Andy. The registration available at http://info.markandy.com/warsaw2017

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Jan 30, 2017

17TH OF JANUARY MARKED THE END OF THE SIGN & GRAPHIC EXHIBITION
Jan 30, 2017

The turn out during the SGI 2017 was positively high, however under the current economical climate a few customers exercised their will to invest in new equipment.

During the exhibition Dynagraph demonstrated a number of printing & finishing solutions for the signage and digital printing industry.
Dynagraph printed its complete inkjet media swatch book and stand wall paper covering on the HP L370 with bulk system. In 2017, Dynagraph increased the number of certified and tested Optivision media, however it equally added media made by DECAL, Portugal. The Fotoba XLD 170 / WP automatic roll cutter on the other hand was used to cut through the media with great precision, high speed and automation.
The L560 is an industrial version of HP L360, faster in speed, curing and Loading system. It supports the successful 3rd generation of Latex ink, and the additional ink optimizer which provides the strong stability and scratch resistance. The L560 offers high quality prints at speeds of 91m2/hr Maximum speed – one pass- with the HP OMAS and HP latex Optimizer. The final print comes out dry and ready to finish and be delivered. The print is scratch resistant and is comparable to hard solvent on SAV and PVC. It produces sharp, consistent, repeatable image quality with high-efficiency curing of 6 colors and 1200 dpi; with the advantage on printing on textile with the addition to the ink collector.
A number of digital finishing solution complemented the Canon C800 production printer used as a reminder of Dynagraph and Canon standing partnership.
The Mamo one clamp binder, the Graphcut guillotine and the VIVID matrix 370P a perfect solution to laminate, foil and create Spot UV-style effects on SRA3 portrait sheets were used to complement the printing. 
However, the highlight of the event was probably the LED Panel technology made by NetScreen. A customizable solution that can be offered on rental basis or against a single payment. Dimensions requirements can be meet on demand.
Should you have any questions related to HP, Netscreen, Optivision, Fotobaand other products please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Dynagraph partner.

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Dec 19, 2016

DYNAGRAPH ANNOUNCES ITS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GRUPODIGIDELTA S.A. THE MAKER OF DECAL ADHESIVE MEDIA.
Dec 19, 2016

GrupoDigidelta S.A, Portugal who has 30 years of experience in service to their customer with Decal Adhesive – Think Green (Digital Printing Media) and Net Screen (LED panels) brands produced exclusively in Portugal is partnering with Dynagraph in the Middle East region.

Decal Adhesive – Think Green is a high quality and environment friendly solvent free adhesive; our customer will find a complete range of quality materials for the different technologies in the digital printing market, graphic, decoration, textile and labeling. We want our customers to gain a competitive advantage and explore new and profitable business opportunities, in innovative products that generate added value, such as:
Vinyl monomeric and polymeric
Window adhesive films Bubble Free
Wallpaper with and without adhesive
Cold Lamination ultra-crystal
UV Lamination and hot encapsulation high adhesiveness
Decal Adhesive – Think Green products belong to a cutting-edge line employing the latest UV Adhesive technology, transforming the way our customers print and apply, making everything easier for our customers. Also it is 100% committed towards its environmental responsibilities.
NetScreen is an LED Panel solutions brand, targeted for 100% digital communication. Netscreen’s LED Panel technology represents nowadays the future of the digital communication industry, considering that comes as a substitute of the printing and transformation industry, with the information being spread on large LED screens.
“NETSCREEN – Digital Outdoors Network” project is 100% developed by Digidelta, through an online software platform that allows the management of multiple advertising panels, for contents distribution, across the country.
The digital LED panels from NetScreen are equipped with a worldwide pioneer calibration system. The new technology was developed in the only LED factory in Iberia, supported by a specialized technical team and it preserves the homogeneity and intensity of the colors that highlight the brand in the digital advertising segment during the replacement of the damaged LED modules. In case the customer demands are not limited to technology, the NetScreen LED Customized solution allows the building of LED digital panels with personalized dimensions.
NetScreen is based on the 100% digital technology for LED panels of standard solutions
NetScreen LED Window - For indoor or outdoor use.
Ideal to install at a store entrance, at a shopping center aisle or at a shop window. 
NetScreen LED Box - For indoor or outdoor use.
Usually applied to the advertising of commercial spaces,
above the entrance buildings' facades.
NetScreen LED Bilboard -This line of solutions is mainly suitable to outdoor use.
However, they may also be used in wide format indoor or semi-indoor,
depending on the distance of visibility. This type of panel is usually placed along routes
of high traffic, applied to poles or in buildings facades.
For more information about Decal and/or NetScreen please contact your nearest Dynagraph Partner.

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Dec 19, 2016

DYNAGRAPH IS APPOINTED AS THE NEW KODAK DISTRIBUTOR IN JORDAN.
Dec 19, 2016

Following a successful partnership dating back to 2013 and which include the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Dynagraph & Kodak inc. a new agreement to work together in Jordan.

Dynagraph, one of the oldest operating distributor of printing equipment, supplies and services in the Middle East becomes Kodak’s distributor in Jordan for Plates, CTP and Workflow technology.
Dynagraph will equally become the only technical service provider for Kodak prepress equipment, solutions and the only company that is authorized to provide original spare parts, certified engineers, and support from Kodak.
With this partnership Kodak renews its commitment to Jordan’s print service providers.
For over six decades, Dynagraph has grown into becoming the leading Middle East distributor of preprint, print, and postprint solutions in the graphic and packaging industry. With over 8 locations across the Middle East and over 110 members of staff they are the trusted partner of many of the leading commercial printers in the region and most importantly, like Kodak, they are passionate about the future of print.
This is another milestone for both companies who share a same passion for print.
For more information about Kodak products please contact your nearest Dynagraph partner.

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Dec 14, 2016

DYNAGRAPH PRESENTS INNOVATION WITH NEW HP LATEX
Dec 14, 2016

Dynagraph will be showcasing at SGI Dubai 2017, one of the most expected event of the year in the MENA region for exhibitors and visitors in the digital printing solution, and other media services. International Expo Consults hails the 20th edition of SGI Dubai, UAE from 15th till 17th of January 2017 in Hall 6 at Stand No. D100.

HP will introduce new line up of equipment’s that supports the small, medium and large Signage and graphics print service providers in the GCC region.
HP added to the HP L300 series launched last year and which included the HP L310, HP L330, HP L360, and the HP L370, the HP L560, HP L570 and HP L1500.
HP L560 is an industrial version of HP L360, faster in speed, curing and Loading system. It supports the successful 3rd generation of Latex ink, and the additional ink optimizer which provides the strong stability and scratch resistance. 
HP L570 is a 64” wide industrial version of HP L370, faster in speed, curing and Loading system. It supports the successful 3rd generation of Latex ink, and the additional ink optimizer which provides the strong stability and scratch resistance. Additional the HP L570 ink cartridges are 3 Liter ink system that is cost effectiveness on huge production and would be additional profit for the production house.
HP L1500 is a 126” wide industrial machine and replacement of the HP L850, faster in speed, curing and Loading system. It supports the successful 3rd generation of Latex ink, and the additional ink optimizer which provides the strong stability and scratch resistance. Additional the HP L1500 ink cartridges are 5 Liter ink system which is huge cost effectiveness on production and would be additional profit for the production house. Also the machine is coming with a new feature for the new region; HP L1500 can print backlit double side for a day and night backlit application, which is a successful offering in Europe and Asia region. 
Dynagraph will equally be demonstrating Fotoba Cutter one of the best-selling equipment in the region. Fotoba XLD 170 / WP an X/Y automatic cutter designed to enable a perfect vertical cut. Ideal for trimming multiple tiles of single images for side by side, and it follows the image with an accuracy of 0,06 mm (0,002 in).
The XLD 170 cutters can handle most flexible media up to a maximum thickness of 0,8mm (32ml) including polycarbonate, photo paper, vinyl, self-adhesive vinyl, PVC, film, duratrans, TDF, canvas, laminated or encapsulated prints and much more.
OptivisionDynagraph’s own inkjet media stock solution will present on display its
Vinyl, OWV, Lamination media
Backlit,Synthetic PP, Photo paper media
Textile(Canvas, Backlit, Display) media
Wallpaper media
Flag media
For more information please visit us in Hall 6 on stand # 100D during the Sign & Graphics exhibition from the 15 to the 17th of January 2017.

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Dec 14, 2016

DYNAGRAPH USES THE SIGNS AND GRAPHICS EXHIBITION FOR A DISPLAY FOR AN UNCONVENTIONAL DISPLAY OF DIGITAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS.
Dec 14, 2016

Dynagraph a major player in the signage and graphic industry will display some of innovative digital printing finishing solutions during the Signs & Graphics exhibition in HALL 6 – STAND No. D100.

For small format digital print finishing solutions, Dynagraph demonstrates some of its solutions for Lamination, digital foiling & UV finishing, perfect binding, programmable heavy duty paper cutters and more with its European partners – Vivid, Mamo, Grafcut.
Vivid Matrix Systems, UK
Matrix 370 P system will be introduced for the first time at the SGI, Dubai 2017. Matrix 370 is able to laminate, foil and create Spot UV-style effects on SRA3 portrait sheets; the new system is a smaller format model of the award-winning 530 version. The Matrix is ideal for short-to-medium run jobs, and with the Auto-Feeder now available across the complete range, prints can be top loaded ‘on the run’, saving both time and money.
Boss Special Effect Foils, Metallized Print and Spot UV Film
Vivid’s Boss Premium Foil range allows metallized effects to be added to packaging and print. The foiling and over printable coloured foils work by combining the Matrix and a digital printer.
The Glitter laminates will make your bespoke prints extra special. This is a glitter laminating film which can then be overprinted, an easy process with an outstanding finished effect.
Mamo LEGA 420 PERFECT BINDER, Italy
This Professional semi-automatic, Hot-Melt perfect binder, is a new perfect binder with high productivity book binding up to 420mm spine length. It handles soft covers from 70 to 400 gsm and even hard covers (2mm thickness) thanks to the exchangeable cover-clamp tool. The machine has a Powerful spine and side clamps that allows perfect result also on un-creased covers making workflow faster and cheaper.
GRAFCUT PAPER CUTTERS, Poland
Grafcut products in the SGI 2017; this partner offers programmable heavy duty paper cutting solutions for digital printers and professional users. Grafcut range consists of compact size, automated and durable paper cutters, which serve customers for years and are famous with solid construction and robust design.
For more information about our small format digital finishing solutions do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Dec 7, 2016

FLINT GROUP AND DYNAGRAPH ADD COLOUR TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.
Dec 7, 2016

Dynagraph, the oldest operating reseller of printing equipment, supplies and services in the Middle East, a pioneer in the industry and a key partner for Flint Group, will soon open a brand new sheetfed spot colour mixing facility in Al Quoz Industrial Area, Dubai.

Distributors of sheetfed and web offset inks for Flint Group for 9 years, Dynagraph has a well-deserved reputation for technical expertise and service excellence. Now customers in the region can expect the same high quality service from the new colour mixing laboratory when it opens later this month. 
Antoine El Kara, Managing Director of Dynagraph, is very enthusiastic about this latest strengthening of the partnership with Flint Group. Mr. El Kara comments, “We take great pride in the inauguration, with Flint Group, of the first offset ink mixing shop in the Middle East region. This service answers a growing demand for special colours with short delivery times and has a yearly production capacity of around 150-200 tonnes. The reason for the company‘s longevity and success lies in our proximity to the market, where we maintain an impressive and much envied sales, service and logistic network of subsidiaries and branch offices. This new venture into sheetfed spot colour production only enhances our product range, technical capabilities and market footprint.”
Working alongside Dynagraph on this spot colour mixing project in the Middle East is a key building block of Flint Group’s service strategy, focusing on creating a consistent, high quality and reliable partnership with end user customers globally. This is especially important to packaging printers working with large brand owners who must be able to faithfully reproduce a wide variety of customers’ house colours, regardless of substrate or production deadlines. 
“We realised some time ago that the Middle East region was in need of a high quality spot colour mixing service,” says Steven Haig, Flint Group’s Sheetfed Sales Director for the region. “So we began discussions with Dynagraph at the beginning of 2015, and it’s very pleasing to now see this project finally come to fruition. We have every confidence in Antoine and the team’s ability to deliver the highest quality mixes to printers across the Middle East, time after time.” 
At the heart of the fully automated system is a Vale Tech HP35 ink dispenser (pictured left), which accurately measures out each base colour according to pre-determined recipes. A Color-Mix Jet Mixer then perfectly blends those dispensed base colours and Teknimek proofers help the operators to ensure the shade is correct. X-Rite Spectrophotometers accurately measure the original colour shade to help specify the correct ink formula to programme the Vale Tech computer. As part of the partnership agreement, Flint Group technicians will support Dynagraph through the installation and start-up phase, to provide training, guidance and advice. 
In addition to this, Dynagraph will be linked to Flint Group’s Global Colour Centre in Poland, which provides a web-based automated colour matching solution. The system consists of a dedicated, managed internet production server running X-Rite Ink Formulation software in which colourant files for widely used ink systems and substrates have been installed. It is designed to reduce costs and, at the same time, improve the efficiency and accuracy of colour matching done at remote locations such as Flint Group authorised distributor partners and end users. 
For more information about Flint Group Sheetfed products and services please contact sheetfed@flintgrp.com. 
And for more information about Dynagraph please visit http://www.dynagraph.net/

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Nov 23, 2016

SOMA CHALLENGES THE SHRINK SLEEVES MARKET.
Nov 23, 2016

SOMA has developed the Optima flexo press to meet growing opportunities for mid web printing. The press is optimized for short run, high quality printing and maximum customization.

The Optima machine has a remarkable speed of 300m/min, obtaining a consistent printing outcome; that reaches 320/820 mm print width. Additionally, the machine covers a print repeat jobs of 240/260 mm, and up to 5 slit rolls, the advantage of the Optima machine is that it could be operated by only one person, in addition to a unique cartridge ink saving system.
Optima is equipped with eight printing units and features fast web change over for reverse printing, intelligent impression adjustment to reduce start up waste and SOMA’s new, award winning print Ink cartridge system for spot colors. The system offers printers a means of significantly reducing ink cost on printing jobs where expensive spot colors; special effect and metallic ink formulations are required.
More commonly perceived as a wide web press manufacturer, Soma has developed the Optima as a mid web CI press optimized to run label stock paper and film packaging materials, and to bridge the gap between narrow and wide web printing for products such as in-mold and wraparound labels, shrink sleeves, retort stand-up pouches and sachets, as well as paper sacks, cups and plates.
For more information about SOMA do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Nov 16, 2016

DYNAGRAPH FOOD SYSTEMS SUCCESS AT THE GULFOOD MANUFACTURING SHOW.
Nov 16, 2016

Yesterday marked the end of the Gulf Food Manufacturing and Ingredients exhibition and it’s with a remarkable sense of satisfaction that Dynagraph concluded the show.

Five members from the WP Bakery Group divisions of WP Riehle, WP Haton, WP Kemper and WP IB joined Dynagraph and participated in a successful three day exhibition that offered Dynagraph a first glimpse of what are install for years to come.
The Gulf Food Manufacturing Exhibition has seen its size increase in recent years and this year was no exception. The focus for this exhibition is more on ingredients and equipment for the food industry rather than the end user it brings together the world’s leaders in manufacturing through machinery, processing, ingredients and packaging and not forgetting services. Many of the country stands were a testament of how important the show has become for the region, European and global vendors.
The brand new oven from WP RIEHLE gathered a lot of attention from visitorsgiven its small size and its unique feature to defrost and bake products up to 100g in weight through a ground breaking system made up from infrared and conventional heating elements. We successfully baked live on the stand a number of products to show its versatility and strength when baking directly from frozen. It gave the on lookers a view that no other oven can match and exemplified the phrase baked on demand!
As foringredients, there is no doubt that the requirements of those visiting the stand showed a need for these high quality type ingredients. The visitors not only came from the Gulf region but also the Asian Sub Continent. Our relationship with GR Wrights will definitely blossom in the coming months due to the show and we even touched on the subject with some visitors regarding producing bespoke blends and mixes as they looked to change from low quality to a higher quality and a consistent source but through a trustworthy local company, as Dynagraph is.

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Nov 10, 2016

TECH-NI-FOLD CREASING SOLUTION: A SIMPLE AND VERY EFFECTIVE DEVICE THAT CONCLUSIVELY DISMISSES THE SCORING THEORY.
Nov 10, 2016

Previously, the steel score that’s used in most devices was only designed to apply a slight indentation in pre-folded sheets so that right angle folds can be made more accurately. 

However, this hasn’t stopped literally thousands of folding machine operators from trying to use it to stop single sheets from cracking.
Unfortunately, no matter how much time operators spend trying to create a deep enough crease to aid the perfect fold, it usually ends up with the substrate filters being crushed, split or damaged.
The truth of the matter is that UV varnish or gloss-finished materials are extremely prone to these issues. Dry and brittle toner-based digital stocks are often cut by half by such harsh, metallic applications.
Tech-ni-fold creasing device was developed to replace destructive scoring blades with a softer patented creasing solution. Made in circular moulds, it penetrates the material up to three times deeper, without splitting or damaging the stock. The forgiving and gentle application manipulates and stretches even the most difficult print and stock combinations known to us, including oven baked web offset, UV coated and toner based digital applications. Our “rubber technology” gets to work directly on top of the area that is prone to cracking.
Besides, the V-shape created by such configurations is obviously ideal for preparing text weight substrates for cross folding, because the score impression is sharp and concise. However, you will see how the V-shape exposes critical flaws on cover stock materials. If you were to look into a magnifying glass at the score, just after it was applied, you would already see fibres breaking away along a thin line in the centre of the impression. This is often referred to as a “ploughing motion,” in other words the blade is creating a sharp ridge, damaging everything in its path, and effecting the quality of the substrate either side.
Tech-ni-fold succeeded in meeting clients requirements and produced the world’s first and only rotary creasing solution that totally eliminates fibre cracking; and named it the Tri-Creaser.
The Tri-Creaser range of products eliminates completely fibre cracking 100% on stock ranges 100-350gsm. It will also produce a crease that is better than a flatbed Cylinder impression, with multiple crease settings for any print/stock combination and works like magic on difficult toner based digital outputs
The device works just as well when it creases and folds against the grain, and as fast as your folding machine can run with no limitations on speed. It takes only minutes to set up and seconds to change from one crease setting to another. With a return on investment within 1-3 jobs runs. The tri-creaser saves time and expensive outsourcing cost.
For more information about Tech-ni-fold do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Nov 1, 2016

LE MANS HIGH-SPEED FOLDING SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIAL SIGNATURE PRODUCTION.
Nov 1, 2016

The Le Mans high-speed folding system leaves everything that has come before it in the dust in terms of production speed and ergonomics.

It consists of the P10 Palletized Feeder, the K10 Combi-Folder and the A10 Log Stacking Delivery, and is ideal for companies that need to process annual folding volumes around or above 70 million sheets.
The Le Mans is fully automated and will even make small adjustments during production to ensure the highest accuracy. This allows the operator to set up the machine once per job, leaving him free to concentrate on other tasks like monitoring workflow and logistics. This level of automation, as well as the automated pallet stacker or crane arm, demands very little physical labor from the operator.
Depending on the grammage, the output of the Le Mans can reach 23,000 16-page A4 sheets per hour. This exceeds the performance of all other folding systems, as traditional deliveries are not able to keep up with these high production speeds. With the A10 Log Stacker, these speeds are possible, with minimal labor from the operator. In addition to shingled stream mode, the A10 Log Stacker can also be operated in individual sheet mode for sensitive products.
A further highlight of the Le Mans is the integrated fold quality control, which compares every folded sheet to a reference value set at the start. A poorly folded sheet is discharged without interrupting production. Cameras in parallel fold, crossfold, and threefold provide continuous production monitoring. In addition, images are saved continuously so the operator can also see past sheets and monitor the quality of the entire job.

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Oct 31, 2016

DYNAGRAPH SETS ITS EYES ON THE GULF FOOD MANUFACTURING SHOW IN DUBAI
Oct 31, 2016

Gulf Food represents the largest of its kind food industry exhibition in the Middle East with 1,500 global suppliers and leading implementation partners. Whatever you produce, Gulfood Manufacturing will help you do it faster and more profitably.

Dynagraph will be taking part in the Gulf Food for the first time, along with its partnerW&P BAKERY GROUP, Germany.
“We will showcase a brand new oven from WP RHEILE. Although small in stature this unique oven bakes from frozen products up to 100g in weight through a ground breaking system made up from infrared and conventional heating elements. Having won the innovation award in 2015 at the IBA bakery exhibition we look to create a huge interest in this machine amongst the hospitality and café sector attendees at the show. Needless to say that we will equally demonstrate some WP industrial lines.” Says Mr. Leslie H., Dynagraph
As for ingredients Dynagraph will offer a selection of mixes of the highest quality using only the best ingredients on the market today. From basic flours to complex bread and pastry mixes, they fulfill all what the baker would want. Predominately a flour mill the company has branched out into the bakery premix sector firstly concentrating on bread mixes but now also a range in the cake and pastry category.
Along with these fast moving lines of products then Dynagraph will offer the market a range of other products designed for the bakery and hospitality industry. We will promote ANDROS a world class supplier of bake stable jams and compote along with a periphery of other bakery commodities that are currently difficult to obtain such as extra fine sugar and specialized PDV salt and milk replacers.

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Sep 30, 2016

LUNA PRESS LEBANON INVESTS IN A NEW IBERICA HIGH SPEED 106 DIE CUTTER MACHINE
Sep 30, 2016

Luna Printing Press in Zouk Mikeal, Lebanon invested in a new Iberica Optima 106 the new trend of die cutting machine that allows elaborating a wide range of complex packaging.

This latest Generation machine allows Luna an established packaging printer in the 1990s to maintain a high and consistent quality standard at higher speeds to better serve its local customers. 
The Iberica HIGH SPEED 106, gives the possibility to die-cut several types of substrate including paper, plastic, board and corrugated material. The comprehensive range of optional equipment allows the configuration of the "perfect" Die-Cutter giving our customers the ideal machine for all of their requirements in the Packaging Industry. With its automatic feeder head designed for quick and easy preparation, it comfortably handles a wide range of materials to realize all requested jobs. In combination with incorporated automatic pile displacement, it helps sheets feeding perfectly. The Iberica machine has a new inductive front-lay system for perfect register of sheet for all types of material, grammage, color and quality, to insure all customer requirements.
The Iberica machine is the perfect addition, capable of loading, cutting and collecting all kinds of boards up to 3mm thickness, and produce at a speed of 8500 sph.
Now with the Iberica machine in full production at their factory, Luna press will be able to offer its increased packaging customers, versatile prints. Dynagraph, as Iberica trader, was pleased to assist Mr. Zalloum in his endeavor to answer his needs.
For more information about manroland do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Sep 28, 2016

SOMA ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE
Sep 28, 2016

Czech republic based company Soma Engineering is planning open days to coincide with the K-Plastic exhibition in Dusserldorf in October.

The open days event will take place on October 11 and 25, 2016, at Soma facilities in Lanskroun and will include a demonstration on the Soma Flex OPTIMA2 printing press to show Advanced Bounce Control system with A RUN set up system on.
The design concept of Optima and Optima2 is to produce flexographic printing presses covering up to 90% of normal production. It is highly efficient rapid job change, with print consistency and reduction in running costs.
Different features are available in the Optima 2 model, the flying sleeves, to offer a reliable printing performance. The press equally features an automatic CI drum cleaning device that offers a consistent and clean printing outcome. Shaft less non-stop flying splice, can execute a machine speed reaching 400m/min.
Furthermore, the machine can work on a wide range of materials, LD PE, HD PE, CPP, BOPP, PET, PAPER, and Film laminate; to embrace the widest range of requested print jobs.
Come to visit Soma! The registration available at http://www.soma-eng.com/open-house .

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Sep 7, 2016

MAJAN PRINTING & PACKAGING COMPANY LLC TAKES DELIVERY OF A NEW HI-PRINT MANROLAND R707 LV
Sep 7, 2016

Majan Printing & Packaging is one of the largest packaging printers in the Middle East located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

The company was originally established in 1996 and in just 20 years has become the largest duplex board converter in the Gulf region. 
Today Majan represents one of Dynagraph's major customers with over 50 printing units made by Manroland.
Majan's NEW HiPrint R707 LV has been delivered and installed in June of 2016, it offers higher productivity & reliability, some of its many prominent features are: Faster job delivery; enhanced customer satisfaction & profitability; greater competitiveness; lower energy consumption and costs, shorter lead times, and higher productivity. Moreover, less errors and less waste mean faster turnaround times.
Further more in order to improve performance, drive productivity and help reduce operating costs of R707 LV, the machine has the ability to simultaneously load plates for productivity boost; at the press of a button, printers will be able carry out plate loading as well as blanket and impression cylinder cleaning all at the same time. Saving up to 7.5 minutes per job and taken over consecutive shifts, this can add up to 2,700,000 sheets extra capacity in a typical annual workflow. It also comprises a precision sheet guiding technology that improves operating efficiency, with suction belts replaces traditional suction rollers. The ability to grip paper over a larger area delivers more precise control over paper feeding and greater control of sheet braking even at high speeds. With more accurate control comes both higher production speeds and enhanced stacking quality; with an increased maximum printing speed of up to 17,200 sheets per hour delivers opportunities for shorter lead times, increased output and vastly improved efficiency. The upgraded Inline Inspector enhances quality control and sustainable printing outcome. Not to forget the unique sheet numbering system that speeds up error detection.
For more information about manroland do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Aug 16, 2016

UNIPAK IN LEBANON, GOES HIPRINT WITH THE INSTALLATION OF AN R906LV 6B LARGE FORMAT NEW GENERATION PRESS
Aug 16, 2016

In May 2016, Dynagraph Lebanon commissioned an R906LV, HiPrint NEW Generation Large Format Press at UNIPAK in HALAT, Lebanon.

UNIPAK was established in 1965 in Halat, Lebanon where it produces corrugated and solid-board packaging that caters to a variety of sectors including agriculture, food and beverage, personal and household goods. 
The need for a high automated, high efficiency, large-format press with a non-stop feeder and delivery system specially developed for packaging, made the ROLAND 900 HIPrint the natural choice. The press can print up to 16,000 sph, providing continuous high quality output as well as unbeatable productivity. The optional AUPASYS material logistic systems further increases productivity making the 900 an ideal solution for high volume packaging printers. The Perfect register through combined gear train and longitudinal shaft drive a 7 o’clock cylinder geometry provides a flatter sheet travel path for reliable large-format production. The QuickChange Surface cuts fountain cleaning time as does the QuickChange Clamp in the coating unit and the InlineColorPilot with integrated InlineRegister control cuts waste and dramatically reduces make-ready times.
Finally, the sturdy press construction, premium-quality drive gears and hydro-stabilization all combine to ensure outstanding print quality from one job to the next. The longitudinal shaft eliminates the backlash in the gear teeth which maintains prefect register and further ensures exceptional printing quality. The manroland large format R900 HIPrint was therefore the logical choice as the company best meet the High performance, innovation, substantially increased capacity and radically streamlined production expectations. 
The rugged press construction, premium-quality drive gears and hydro-stabilization all combine to ensure outstanding print quality from one job to the next. Moreover, with a longitudinal shaft on presses with five or more printing units, backlash in the gear teeth is eliminated which maintains prefect register and further ensures exceptional printing quality.
For more information about manroland do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Jul 4, 2016

THE MBO GROUP PRESENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERT PUBLIC AT DRUPA THE WHOLE WORLD OF CONVENTIONAL AND DIGITAL FINISHING
Jul 4, 2016

The MBO Group is reflecting on its success at the world's largest specialist trade show for print and crossmedia solutions. In the first few days of the show alone, sales were made of several folding and delivery systems.

Highlight: High-Speed Folding System Le Mans
The highlight of a grand total of 12 show exhibits was the new high-speed folding system Le Mans that was presented to the overwhelmingly international expert show visitors for the first time. When it comes to speed and ergonomics, it puts everything that has gone before in the shade. In addition, the Le Mans is a milestone en route to the industrialization of onward processing, which is ideally suited to firms that have processed an annual volume of over approx. 70 million and that need a system with maximum productivity and minimal personnel requirements. The similarly newly developed log stacker is an important addition to the system, easing the operator's workload considerably. In practice a folding system offering high speed is only effective and productive when the corresponding delivery system can also match the speed of the folding machine. The operator no longer has to carry out continuous physical work and can instead concentrate fully on organization and logistics. A further highlight is the folding quality control integrated into the Le Mans, where each folded sheet is checked against the reference value initially set. Any poorly folded sheet is ejected without stopper, regardless of the operator's qualifications.
The Le Mans is suitable for all fold types without restrictions, and runs continuously at the required speeds, with no negative impact on quality. Markings or static problems due to overlaps or underlaps, for example, do not occur because each folded sheet runs through the folding machine separately. The output of the machine is up to 23,000 sheets of 16-page A4 per hour, depending on the grammage. This sees the Le Mans replacing two to three standard folding machines with minimal worker involvement, meaning that up to four fewer persons may be required.
Finish First: Advancement through speed
The slogan selected for this year's Drupa at the MBO Group was "Finish First". Alongside the Le Mans this was also well-suited for the K8-RS that was presented at Drupa with two units for different target markets.
When combined with the newly developed A10 log stacker, the high speed K8-RS machine becomes the Monza folding system. With the 275 m/min. running speed upgrade for a productivity increase of up to 20%, the Monza folding system is aimed at bookbinders and printshops folding over 45 million signatures a year. A key feature of the Monza is that entirely conventional folding impositions can be used, making it suitable for use by book-binders as well.
In addition, the K8-RS was connected to digital equipment for the first time. The digital line has been used to produce changing, varying book blocks with additional glue applied inline. The gluing simplifies the subsequent production stages in onward processing.
On a fully automated K8, show visitors were able to experience live just how quickly changeover and setup operations can be carried out on this machine.
New delivery systems
The MBO Group was able to present three new delivery systems: A10, A7-D and A700.
The new A10 log stacker is a horizontal delivery system providing extremely rapid and fatigue-free processing of folded signatures with just one operator.
The A7 signature system is available as the A7-D (D stands for "Digital") combined with the digital MBO equipment. The powerful A7-D can be used to deliver signatures and book blocks without markings at speeds up to 30% faster. The A7 permits extremely rapid stacker delivery, for example after the fast folding machines with up to 18,000 A4 16 pagers with one operator.
The new A500/A700 stacker delivery is used to deliver different formats of folding machines in a stack or in multiple-up sheets in stacks. This delivery system is the well-known Palamides alpha 500/alpha700 that is now being marketed by MBO as A500/A700.
Customized solutions from Herzog+Heymann
The 100 percent subsidiary of MBO, Herzog+Heymann, also had plenty of interesting things to demonstrate. Folding boxes were die-cut, then folded and last glued to create folding boxes on the "Stamina" Packaging Line. On the same line, a pre-produced insert was added directly into the folding box and glued there. The integrated quality assurance system checks via camera that the correct insert has been added into the relevant folding box. In addition, the corresponding glue application check ensures that only 100 percent correctly glued folding boxes reach the delivery system as faulty products are ejected.
In addition to the Stamina, Herzog+Heymann demonstrated a Vario Line that was used to match two different materials (50 g/m2 and 80 g/m2) at an accuracy level of ± 0.5 mm.
An Outsert Line was used to produce outserts with 168 panels. A special belt press was used to produce extremely flat products.
The fourth line demonstrated by Herzog+Heymann was a new Creasing Line that prevents breakage when folding digitally printed or high-grammage materials.
Cost-effective folding machines with an exceptional price/performance ratio
The MBO Group also clearly scored highly with visitors thanks to the cost-effective folding machines on display. Two M80 folding systems were demonstrated on the show stand: one buckle folding and one combi folding machine. In addition, an automated T535P was on display alongside a new K70. The K70 is a logical onward development of the K760. The blade drives, for example, have been significantly improved by the latest M1 control with touchscreen operation and with higher output up to 210 m/min and as a result modified in line for a range of different markets.
Positive balance
Looking back, the MBO Group is very happy with its trade show presence. It was the only folding machine manufacturer able to demonstrate the entire breadth of its product range to the world public live and on an impressive scale. This enabled the MBO Group to convey to visitors the technological high performance across all sectors with expertise and functioning exhibits.
It has been shown that visitors to the show don't spend as much time there as they used to, but they are very well prepared and targeted in visiting relevant exhibitors. Visitors to Drupa 2016 knew precisely what they wanted to see. The quality of the expert talks was correspondingly high. The deals drawn up at Drupa were especially positive. In addition, the MBO Group was delighted to conclude further deals during the trade show follow-up process.

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May, 2016

May 30, 2016

DECAL APPOINTS DYNAGRAPH AS ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
May 30, 2016

Decal appoints Dynagraph as the exclusive distributor, to offer its premium print solution products to the region.

DECAL ADHESIVE-THINK GREEN is a high quality and totally environmentally friendly brand of stickers produced: SOLVENT-FREE. In DECAL ADHESIVE-THINK GREEN, you will find a complete range of quality materials for the different technologies in the digital printing market, graphic, decoration, textile and labeling.
Product range includes:
Vinyl monomeric and polymeric
Window adhesive films Bubble Free
Wallpaper with and without adhesive
UV Cold Lamination Films
Canvas
Textiles
Stock available:
Monomeric Vinyls in Glossy and Matt Finish
Sizes: 1.07, 1.27, 1.37 and 1.52m * 50m
Monomeric Blockout Vinyl in Glossy and Matt Finish
Sizes: 1.07, 1.37 and 1.52m * 50m
UV Cold Lamination Films in Matt Finish
Size: 1.07, 1.27, 1.37 and 1.52m * 50m
Contact your Sales person to request samples for testing.
For more information about Decal and other Optivision inkjet media please contact your nearest dynagraph partner

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May 20, 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT BUSINESS MODELS - MANROLAND WEB SYSTEMS AT DRUPA 2016
May 20, 2016

manroland web systems welcomes you to drupa 2016 in Dusseldorf from May 31 to June 10, 2016.

Thanks to a consequent market orientation, the world leader in web offset printing offers the perfect solution for every customer and printing room: no matter if new press, tailor-made retrofit or digital workflow integration. Please join us for a consultation in a relaxed atmosphere at our booth C41 in hall 14.
Which is your future business model? Being a straight newspaper- or commercial printer? Or a digital print service provider? Or even a vendor of hybrid products? Learn more about our comprehensive and customer-oriented press- and service portfolio. All innovations focus on direct cost savings, increased productivity and more production flexibility. This applies as well to press-upgrades or retrofits.
Today, we are the leading partner and full-service-provider for all users of web offset equipment and also for our new developed market segment of digital printing. All solutions come with a cross-platform performance, the connection of technologies and the development of outstanding workflow solutions, we will be presented to you at drupa 2016. We are happy to reveal our drupa highlight now: a complete digital workflow with inline finishing with the FoldLine will produce at the booth and demonstrate job- and format changes as well as page flexibility live.
In a few days, our latest newsletter and our new website will be launched – there you will find our drupa special with more information about our trade show and all recent topics. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback and having active and interesting discussions with you at the exhibition in Dusseldorf.
Please plan your visit at an early stage and make an appointment as early as possible: 
drupa2016@manroland-web.com
We are looking forward to your visit in Dusseldorf where we have further surprises ready for you. We will shortly provide more information.

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May 5, 2016

THREE DIMENSIONS FOR WIRE STITCHING: PERFECTION, EASE OF USE AND FLEXIBILITY
May 5, 2016

SincHohner focusses clearly on flexibility with their user-friendly modular systems.

Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH in Tuttlingen/Germany has been working hard on the development of a new version of their HSB 8.000 Saddle Stitcher. The result of these efforts and other news of their overall product range will be launched at Drupa 2016.
HSB 9.000 – the next generation of the well-known and successful „Tool-less" Briefly, the new HSB 9.000 is more user-friendly, faster, offering more options than in previous versions of this Saddle Stitcher. The 9.000 version offers a fully graphic 7 inch touchscreen in color. Its user menu has been further simplified by using symbols rather than text, as has proved so popular on the „big brother“, the HSB 13.000. Such standardization makes it easy for an operator to switch between any Hohner Saddle Stitcher of the new generation. Another popular feature of the HSB 9.000 is the introduction of the radio-remote-control. A wide range of formats from small sizes up to DIN A4 Plus makes this machine particularly suitable for a variety of applications in this class of Stitcher.
The most exciting news in the development of the HSH 9,000, however, is the introduction of new horizontal feeders. Ergonomically designed, they bring a totally new dimension of possibilities to what has always been a popular workhorse in the print finishing sector. It is now possible to install this machine with a combination of both types of feeder. This proves yet again that Hohner listen to their customers and consistently develops their products with the focus firmly on flexibility and ease of operation.
The "Modular“ HSB 13.000 – a class on its own. This fully automatic Saddle Stitcher with a running speed of up to 13.000 per hour gives customers a wide range of sizes from small formats up to DIN A3 Plus, thus offering 2 up A5 production. This line now also incorporates a radio remote control, satisfying the most rigorous expectations with regard to ease of use.
The new single stroke mode means that a single product can be released either by the control panel or any other component of the Saddle Stitcher, reducing down times and spoilage significantly.
All drive units, even the format drive axis based on servo-technology, allows good dynamics and great opportunity for analysis.
Up to 6 motorized stitching heads together with the clincher boxes automatically adjust to their correct position during the set up procedure between jobs.
And of course, last but not least with this machine, Hohner’s „Modular“ system means that additional tasks can be performed as options and can be upgraded as and when the occasion demands. For instance an inline punching unit could be integrated into the trimming unit. In the event of highly secure or sensitive jobs, all relevant job data can be recorded and checked.
HSB DIGI-FS 8 – the all in one line for maximum flexibility. Not completely new, but still a real chameleon is the latest version of the HSB DIGI-FS 8, relaunched in 2015. This is regarded as the most adaptive solution to all customer needs. Once a conventional Saddle Stitcher, once a DIGI-Finisher, once a Folder-Stitcher. These elements have now been combined into a fully integrated
and complex finishing system. With this machine, printers across the whole spectrum of both Litho and Digital print have the benefit of ultimate flexibility with the additional benefit of saving both costs and production time. Other benefits of the latest version offer a remote-control, a Data Matrix, barcode readers and many other options as well as the capability of now feeding a 1250 mm sheet length. And if necessary this machine can also fulfill even simple folding jobs also, for which before a separate machine was needed.
The new Foldnak Compact, the compact Pro has become a real Hohner now integrated successfully since 2014 into the Hohner product range, this Foldnak booklet maker now meets the typical Hohner standard of performance of efficiency. The global market leader of stitching heads has drawn upon an extensive knowledge and experience to adapt and incorporate the 43/6 FK stitching head into this system. This development has two major influences when it comes to a buying decision. Running costs will be significantly reduced as the cost of wire on spools is so much less than that of pre-formed staples. Production is radically increased due to consistent production without the need to constantly refill staple cassettes. Furthermore, they have even improved the flexibility and variety of applications by the possibility of installing use two loop and 2 normal stitching heads. That is what makes it „a real Hohner”.
Foldnak 8 – Advantage squared This booklet maker has been well regarded in its category for its flexibility and variety for many years, especially where expectations of quality are high, even for a machine designed for mid-sized jobs. Now, however, Hohner proves that this can be improved even more with a new control system providing easier use and ergonomic handling.
Hohner small wire stitching Machines – EASE OF USE Why change a well-established and proven design? Simply retain all positive technical criteria and simply add another additional positive aspect with more ease of use.
It is in this spirit that the ECONOMY 25/40, better known as „the Knocker” and very popular for pad production, now has a couple of improvements with regards to the setting and adjusting of the equipment.
And finally the Exact, „the flexible small one“, known and used worldwide for mixed applications with multiple stitching heads, will be more user friendly having had some improvements in respect of noise reduction.
Thus even on the small machinery Hohner writes USER FRIENDLINESS in capitals.
For more information about Hohner and next generation products call your nearest Dynagraph partner.

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Apr, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

DUPONT ADVANCED PRINTING SPOTLIGHTS KEY TECHNOLOGIES AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 28, 2016

Color Complexity, Workflow Simplicity: DuPont Advanced Printing Spotlights Key Technologies at drupa 2016 New DuPont Cyrel EASY flexographic printing plate technology among the highlights WILMINGTON,

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) is highlighting DuPont Cyrel EASY flexographic printing plate technology and its newest equipment offering at the DuPont booth (hall 8B/C21) during drupa 2016, May 31 – June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Cyrel EASY simplifies the prepress process by building the flat top digital dot directly into the plate, resulting in increased productivity and consistency. Visitors to the show will be able to view the complete Cyrel EASY plate portfolio which is available for thermal and solvent processes with engineered surface or smooth surface. “With Cyrel EASY flexographic printing plates, customers no longer need to trade productivity for quality,” said Andy Kannurpatti, global marketing manager, flexography. “Our customers, whether they use solvent or thermal, are now delivering on the high expectations of quality without lamination or special UV exposure during platemaking because of Cyrel EASY.
Cyrel EASY is a brand new platform that uses breakthrough technology that benefits platemaking as well as printing operations.” Introduced in 2015, the latest addition to the leading DuPont Cyrel brand flexographic systems portfolio is advancing flexography by delivering color complexity and workflow simplicity. The plates perform exceedingly well on press, delivering high solid ink density and excellent fade-to-zero highlights. Press operations also benefit because these plates come up to color very quickly and minimize start-up waste. This is part of an ongoing effort by DuPont to drive progress in the flexographic printing industry by improving quality, sustainability and productivity.
During drupa, print samples, demonstrations, tours and featured speakers will reveal how DuPont works across the package printing industry value chain to address technology needs and help customers achieve desired results consistent with their brand-building initiatives.
Additional technologies featured at the show will include:
- DuPont Cyrel FAST 2000 TD system, which ensures outstanding quality and productivity in a mid-size 42”x 60” format;
- DuPont Artistri digital inks;
- DuPont Tyvek packaging technology; and
- DuPont Izon anti-counterfeit technology.
DuPont Advanced Printing brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package printing industries. DuPont Cyrel is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel FAST plates and processing equipment. DuPont Izon provides anti-counterfeit solutions and document security systems to corporate and government entities. DuPont Artistri offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications.
For more information ask your nearest Dynagraph partner

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Apr 27, 2016

FERAG WITH ONE2OUT DEBUT, PLUS A WORLDWIDE INNOVATION FOR EASYSERT
Apr 27, 2016

Hinwil, 11 April 2016. Ferag is coming to Drupa with extended inserting systems that have been improved in numerous details.

Tried-and-tested EasySert technology, for example, can be connected by RollStream or FlyStream with up to 40 hoppers. Ferag will also be standing by with a worldwide innovation that the Swiss company will only reveal at the show. What’s more, the one2out line is another genuine Ferag innovation, and will be presented to the industry for the very first time at Düsseldorf. This modular, expandable installation is a clever precollecting process for advertising products that are merged from two different production strands. Ferag is thus offering optimum solutions for inserting supplements in the areas of newspaper printing, insert-into-insert processing, or when readying advertising titles for direct mail.
“Performance, progress, value.” It’s under this motto that live presentations ‒ on two complete installations equipped with every refinement that the world market leader in the area of postpress processing and finishing currently has to offer ‒ will await visitors to Drupa and the Ferag stand D25-1 in Hall 15. The highlight is certainly going to be the one2out line, which comprises different modules that are specified by the customer. With Swiss precision, one2out easily masters even the most complex requirements when processing and inserting supplements. Next to direct mail, it’s a specialist in clever insert-into-insert processing for advertising brochures, when two different production strands are merged by means of a loop. One of these inserts is folded to form a jacket, into which the others are then inserted.
The Ferag engineers have further optimized many details of the EasySert machine, adjacent to the new one2out solution. Thanks to its enormous versatility and flexibility, for numerous newspaper publishers and direct-mail outfits this tried-and-tested EasySert system already qualifies as the undisputed hit of the entire Ferag inserting drum family. But it also comes with an exceptional innovation ‒ a feature that the company from the Zürcher Oberland in Switzerland only wishes to make public at the show. Without giving too much away, Ferag CEO Jürg Möckli sees it as a groundbreaking, worldwide innovation that not only comes up to the high expectations of advertisers and consumers alike, but also opens up unprecedented possibilities when processing advertising material.
Common to both lines is the Navigator. That’s the name of the planning and control software that Ferag has developed in-house. It can adapt and expand according to the customer’s own special requirements. Of all Navigator add-on modules, it’s the Optimizer that stands out. The Optimizer has already paid dividends for many Ferag customers. The software tool always calculates the optimum parameters for configuring and operating the line, based on production data and other predefined information. In parallel, the application precisely predicts the number of upcoming insert changes, along with the estimated production time. Each Ferag customer can thus achieve a significant increase in logistical efficiency and the output of the overall production process.
About Ferag AG
Ferag AG, with its headquarters at Hinwil in Switzerland, has for 60 years been known in the printing industry for its high quality, absolute dependability and perfect customer support. The traditional, family-owned company is seen as the undisputed market and technological leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of postpress processing systems. Ferag is also a specialist in innovative conveyor and processing technology for the most varied industrial applications and goods distribution systems. For example, with its innovative Skyfall system, the company has been very successful with activities in sectors like e-commerce and in-house materials flow. Like its associate companies Denipro AG, WRH Marketing AG with 20 Global subsidiaries, and PMC Print Media Corporation, Ferag is part of the Walter Reist Holding AG corporate group, which employs a staff of more than 1,000 worldwide.

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Apr 26, 2016

AMS SET TO INTRODUCE THREE NEW LED UV TECHNOLOGIES AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 26, 2016

Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS), the #1 provider worldwide of high-power LED UV curing systems for the print media industry, today announces new products to be highlighted at Drupa 2016, beginning May 31st in Duesseldorf, Germany.

MultiWave Blended Wavelength XP Series LED Modules
At drupa 2016, AMS will commercialize a blended wavelength series LED module called MultiWave featuring the industry's first uniform blend of Wide Spectrum UV and LED wavelengths at equivalent power levels, and with a performance range designed for compatibility with many existing UV photo initiator packages, including low-migration formulas. The development means that the ink prices for LED curing can now be similar to those of existing high quality UV inks.
"MultiWave LED is a true industry first" said Steve Metcalf, CEO of AMS. "With MultiWave, AMS offers a single, 100% LED-based solution capable of curing a much broader range of UV and LED inks, varnishes and coatings at the highest performance levels, without reliance on mercury based arc lamps or proprietary, dual-purpose power supplies to assist. Further, MultiWave LED modules are engineered to be plug-compatible with all AMS LED systems in use, providing an easy upgrade path for our existing customers".
Based on AMS' award-winning and patented PEAK Optical Collimation technology, a unique feature of its XP Series line-up, MultiWave modules give printers and converters wide spectrum compatibility with UV inks, varnishes and coatings combined with all the advantages of 100% LED-based curing, such as low energy consumption, elimination of mercury and ozone, removal of heat, improved curing consistency, safer operation and elimination of frequent bulb changes. "Drupa 2016 will be all about preparing yourself for the wide spectrum future of LED" added Carsten Barlebo, Managing Director of AMS EMEA. "And with the latest from AMS, we and our customers are ready".
MultiWave LED modules are based on the latest high-efficiency, upgradeable diode chipsets from AMS and will be offered in power densities of 12W, 17W and 25W classes, consistent with existing power setups offered by AMS, and capable of reaching the highest production speeds in perfecting and straight mode of machines on the market today. MultiWave modules are available for all AMS systems spanning offset, flexo and digital. 
XD Series LED Solution for Low-Pile Sheetfed Presses
At drupa, AMS will further introduce a new low-profile LED module, called the XD Series, for easy conversion of space-restricted machines to LED printing. The development of XD is a result of working closely with partners and customers who requested a smaller-profile design with easy setup for the numerous low-pile sheetfed offset litho presses in use around the world, and for which adequate space in the delivery was not readily available for LED drying units. 
"XD is a LED printing solution for the many printers who operate 520mm (20-inch) format machines with low pile designs from different manufacturers" said Carsten Barlebo. "The XD systems come complete with a turnkey start-up package, and are designed for quick installation that can be done oftentimes by the printer themselves, without the expense of onsite technicians".
The XD solution will allow small format presses to more easily take advantage of the growing worldwide trend towards eco-friendly, "offset-on-demand" LED printing, including instant drying and the ability to readily print on many papers and synthetic materials. 
XD systems are built around a common, proven LED architecture from AMS that features replaceable, upgradeable chip diodes and operates at the highest level of performance and reliability. Power and control systems are designed for flawless operation even in the most difficult environments, and systems come prepared with internet-based remote diagnostics. 
X-AIR Series High Power Air-Cooled LED UV Modules
At drupa, AMS will further unveil an all-new high-power Air-Cooled LED UV architecture designed for machines and applications where air-cooling can be realized into the space of the machine. The modules, known as the X-AIR Series, will offer a central connection to a blower manifold instead of relying on a series of onboard fans, which take up space and can lead to maintenance issues. The vastly improved cooling efficiency in a durable, extruded housing also enables much wider, and seamlessly extendable format sizes for Air-Cooled LED applications than previously possible. 
"Existing air-cooled LED UV designs on the market are beset with challenges for machine integration" said Steve Metcalf. "When fan-based modules are positioned end-to-end to create larger curing widths, energy drops off at the seams causing curing inconsistencies, such as striping and noticeable gloss-level changes. This doesn't work for most applications, where total curing uniformity is a must. The AMS X-AIR systems offer seamless output up to lengths of 2 meters (80-inches) without loss of energy across the media. Another advantage is that we can economically deploy a centralized blower to a multi-lamp setup, similar to conventional air-cooled UV architectures".
The X-AIR modules will come standard with AMS upgradeable and replaceable high power chip diodes, deliver outstanding working distance, and can be ordered in any format width for uniform output, eliminating the need to position multiple, smaller units end-to-end. With X-AIR, the power and control architecture is also greatly simplified, as each module requires a single dedicated driver to operate. 
LED UV Satisfaction Guarantee
Based on its track record and focus on LED UV instead of hybrid systems, AMS is the first major LED UV provider to extend a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on the LED printing process across all standard applications. In short, AMS guarantees the LED curing system, the LED curing process and top performance of the LED machine, or money is returned to the investor. The guarantee is a direct result of helping so many customers around the world achieve success with LED UV.
AMS LED solutions are #1 worldwide based on installed figures in the graphic arts industry of high power (12W and greater) LED UV systems spanning offset, flexo and digital applications at 250mm and greater curing widths. "With each site we bring into production (currently more than 250 large High Power LED installations worldwide adding several every week), the experience base in our LED platform expands, allowing us to offer the world's most secure and hassle-free transition to LED printing" added Barlebo. "And AMS is the first provider to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on the LED printing process on all of our systems".
AMS Stand at Drupa 2016
AMS will showcase all of its products, as well as numerous examples of LED UV printed quality and customer successes at its 115 sq. m. (1200 sq. ft.) stand in Hall 14, Booth 71 at drupa between May 31 and June 10 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Additionally, AMS LED UV will be running live and on display at partners ranging from KBA, Flexotechnica, BOBST, Uteco, OMET, INX Digital, Argos and Flint Group among others. 
For more information about AMS, please contact your nearest Dynagraph Partner.

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Apr 25, 2016

SOMAFLEX OPTIMA A BRAND NEW DESIGN FOR SHORT RUN PRINTING
Apr 25, 2016

Innovation at Soma has created a completely new press design concept, responding to the latest trends in the industry.

As part of pre-project preparation, SOMA engineering experts addressed 50 major customers around the world and thoroughly analysed their opinions, suggestions and demands for modern flexographic printing presses.
In total, from its start, the development of the SomaFlex Optima has taken about 1.5 years and several patents to premiere for the first time in October at the K 2013 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Düsseldorf.
The main customer group at which the Optima is aimed are printers already in possession of medium-sized machines, but who at the same time need to respond to the ever increasing number of short and non-recurring jobs where larger machines gradually lose their profitability. The whole model is designed with an emphasis on minimum production print costs.
Available in 2 versions Optima 620 and Optima 820 mm web width
Fast web changing from surface to reverse printing
Ability to up - grade to in line cold seal and slitting capability
Un compromised print quality from a small footprint , Gravure to Flexo conversion
Intelligent impression adjustment using Falcon II, reducing start up waste by 20%
Reduced electrical energy consumption by some 22%
Savings of 11% in gas usage for drying using a multiple fan and nozzle design
Ink cartridge system for lower ink requirements
Reduction in VOC emission of 45%
Total estimated operation saving of 18%
Mechanically, the development team focused on the rigid construction of the machine, especially the detailed properties of its functional heart – the printing module. A massive side frame in a uniform mono-bloc design with logically arranged crossbeams eliminates all vibrations occurring upon contact of rotating and fixed parts. The attribute "mono-bloc" describes the true nature of the side frame construction, where the complete side of the print module is cast, annealed, machined, painted and assembled as a whole, in order to ensure the maximum accuracy needed for high quality printing.
The Optima has been designed for a mechanical speed of 300 m/min. The average production speed of the machine when printing has a total ink consumption of approximately 8.7 g/m2 @ 250 m/min.
Finally, at the Drupa16 in May, Soma will however release a NEW version of its Optima model the Optima2.


  Optima Optima2
Print width (in mm)   620/800  1050/1270
Speed (in m per min) 300 400/500
Repeat length (in mm)  240/260-600  330/360-800
Roll diameter (in mm) 800/1000/1500   800/1000/1500
Roll weight (in kg)     800/1000/2000    800/1000/2000  

For more information about Soma, the Optima or its product program please contact your nearest Dynagraph Partner.

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Apr 22, 2016

FLINT GROUP MARKS ITS POSITION AS GLOBAL LEADER IN PRINT CONSUMABLES AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 22, 2016

Düsseldorf will be home to Flint Group experts and business leaders from May 31st to June 10th at the world’s largest and most prestigious print show.

drupa returns this summer, with as its theme, “Touch the future”. What better platform could there be for Flint Group to showcase just what makes us the global leader in innovative solutions for the printing and publishing sector? Building on drupa’s vision, Flint Group will demonstrate its “One team, One Future, One Flint Group” concept with a vast range of inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals, flexographic plates and equipment, mounting sleeves, printing blankets and print services and solutions. And now, with the establishment of the Digital Printing Solutions Division, Flint Group’s presence at drupa will be bigger and more visible than ever before.
Flint Group will have a distinct space at the exhibition in Hall 8a with 1,200m2 dedicated to showcasing products for the global printing and packaging industry.
Flint develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world.

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Apr 20, 2016

MBO GROUP TO SHOW 11 FINISHING SYSTEMS AT DRUPA
Apr 20, 2016

Hall 6, Booth B40 – MBO and its subsidiary, Herzog+Heymann, will present 11 finishing systems covering offset print applications, digital print applications, and specialty applications such as direct mail, pharmaceutical finishing and packaging.

Finish First – Lead by Speed
Under the slogan “Finish First”, the MBO Group is proud to show new finishing solutions that can help printers optimize their high-speed presses and improve their production efficiency with MBO’s advanced finishing technology. One machine on display will be a web-fed K8-RS Folder. Dubbed “The Word’s Fastest Folder” when it was introduced in 2014 as a palletized folding solution, the K8-RS web-fed folding system will make its debut at Drupa, demonstrating the speed and versatility of MBO’s modular approach to finishing. MBO K8 Automation will also be on display and live job-changeover demonstrations will show visitors first-hand how automation greatly improves make-ready times.
The MBO Group will also display a brand new high-speed folding system that outperforms even the K8-RS. This new folding system features new technology capable of speeds and productivity unmatched by any machine currently on the market – a dream come true for printers who process signatures in high volumes.
A third way that MBO helps printers Finish First is on the delivery end. High-speed production can become unmanageable without the right delivery systems which is why MBO has developed a log-stacking delivery system for high-speed offset systems. This greatly reduces the labor involved at the delivery, enabling operators to run at higher speeds without additional personnel.
Specialty solutions from Herzog+Heymann
Four lines at this year’s drupa will highlight specialty finishing systems from MBO’s subsidiary, Herzog+Heymann. Creasing and grooving finishing technology, a Vario line for merging individual sheets, and new pharmaceutical finishing technology will all be on display. Also on display will be the “Stamina” line - a folding carton system with an integrated rotary die cutter from Bograma AG. By combining the rotary die cutting and folder-gluer processes, printers gain the ability to produce “nickless” folding cartons in one pass – eliminating the need for additional production steps like refining, because the product is cut without holding points that are required in a flatbed die cutting system. The combination also eliminates transfers and staging between the die cutting and folder-gluer processes because they are occurring inline – giving printers a streamlined folding-carton process. The “Stamina” line also features an integrated camera system that can match pre-printed inserts to the folding carton job. This greatly improves job integrity as it practically eliminates the possibility of accidental job mixing.

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Apr 19, 2016

KODAK ANNOUNCES IMPROVED CTP AUTOMATION PORTFOLIO
Apr 19, 2016

Kodak Extends CTP Options Giving Printers Choice, Efficiency and Speed Drupa visitors 

interested in the company’s full span of prepress offerings can experience Kodak’s enhanced CTP portfolio with better speed and new, affordable automation options to best fit today’s customer needs. Kodak will unveil its rapidly growing range of automation options to complement the renowned TRENDSETTER and ACHIEVE CTP families at drupa 2016. The new Multi Cassette Unit (MCU)1, the new Single Cassette Unit (SCU) and the new In-Line Punch System for KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter and KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter create a formidable range of options that will help offset printers to produce operationally efficient, finished plates without costly remakes and errors. All of these options deliver functionality and performance in a compact footprint driving efficiency for the printer. The latest additions to Kodak’s CTP portfolio continue the expansion of affordable CTP offerings, including the robust, entry-level KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter which was recently introduced. The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter is now established as a highly reliable, high quality CTP at an affordable price point, which now has grown to be an established presence around the world. Sustainability is critical to Kodak and its customers and the latest generation of KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters features a new cooling system which improves the power savings by an additional 43% from its initial design, down to only 400 watts while imaging. Building on the industry leading KODAK SQUAREspot imaging technology, Kodak will also announce the introduction of an ultra-high speed KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter1, which significantly increases throughput to 68 plates per hour to create the world’s fastest process-free CTP in the world. This configuration will deliver a more efficient, compact and faster plate making process – all without chemistry or processor use. Kodak will be showcasing new options to connect remotely to your CTP using a Mobile application1 from your handheld device. This will enable printers to easily attend their operations remotely wherever they are, driving further flexibility and responsiveness to today’s ever changing business demands. “Kodak will keep investing to create more choices and options in the future to enhance our customers’ quality, efficiency and flexibility,” said Chris Balls, GM Output Devices and VP Print Systems Division, from Kodak. “Since Kodak introduced the thermal CTP technology at drupa in 1995, we have shipped over 20,000 CTP devices worldwide. This is a strong testament to our customer’s demand for Kodak’s market-leading CTP technology, strong support infrastructure and broad portfolio that enables them to choose a device that perfectly fits their needs. Combined with Kodak’s robust plate portfolio, customers are assured that they are getting the best, full-system and highest-value solution on the market today.” For more information about Kodak TRENDSETTER, please do not hesitate to contact your local Dynagraph partner. 

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Apr 19, 2016

MANROLAND SHEETFED TO SHOWCASE TRAILBLAZER AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 19, 2016

The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION and the latest-generation ROLAND 700 HiPrint were rolled out with much fanfare to an enthusiastic Chinese audience at Print China 2015.

Top management from the Manroland headquarters in Germany and executives in Greater China took part in the successful launch, either online or in person, underscoring the company's commitment to the Chinese market and its importance in the printing world.
Innovation, creativity and efficiency can all be found in the sleek ROLAND 700 EVOLUTON and the new-generation ROLAND 700 HiPrint, and visitors to the Manroland exhibition booth during the six-day Print China 2015 couldn’t agree more; with the Manroland theme of “One touch for the future” the icing on the cake was the number of deals sealed during the event.
The new press takes the industry into the “One touch’’ printing world, innovative features include:
SPL (Simultaneous Plate Loading): Blanket and impression cylinder can be washed automatically and simultaneously with the plate change. No extra time for plate changing is needed. The make-ready time is significantly reduced, increasing efficiency. Regardless of whether the press is four-color, five-color or more, the processes of washing and plate changing only take 4 minutes in total!
InlineFoiler with Indexing: Inline foil enhancement during production – with no extra steps or preparation required – can produce various dazzling print effects. What’s more, it can reduce the consumption of the metal foil to a very large extent (up to 60%), further cutting production cost.
LEC UV: Installing a LEC-UV device on the delivery can speed up the job processing, and reduce energy consumption. As for the occasional UV users, LEC UV enjoys unparalleled cost advantages, such as energy conservation, low investment cost, and small space required for installation.
With no less Excitement the ROLAND 700 evolution will be presented to the larger public during Drupa 2016 in Hall 14, C21 in an 8 colors configuration with double coater. The press has introduced new standards in global offset printing technology to answer the difficult challenges facing printers today. Its unparalleled flexibility and premium print quality has seen its sales surge ever since its introduction. This model represents a real shift from its past.
Alongside breakthrough technological innovation, Manroland Sheetfed will showcase its turn-key support portfolio, developed in response to printers’ demands for ever greater productivity, reliability and predictability.
ProServ 360° PERFORMANCE – providing complete production security, from the moment of investment, through intensive regular machine check-ups to maintenance and productivity analysis.
Press Management and Quality Management portfolio from printnetwork, helping printers establish highly automated production processes through networking, order process, automatic quality control and color management products.
Printcom – ensuring stable, high quality, eco-friendly print production through the very latestcertified system components, from pressroom to prepress.
To experience Manroland Sheetfed’s cutting edge print technologies at this year’s Drupa show, visit Hall 14, Stand C21. Or to arrange an individual appointment with a Manroland Sheetfed staff member, email:
evolution@manrolandsheetfed.com

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Apr 18, 2016

QUADTECH LATEST PRODUCT AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 18, 2016

QuadTech, worldwide leader in color and inspection technology for the printing industry, will debut four new product offerings at drupa 2016 (Hall 15, Stand D50, Düsseldorf, Germany, May 31-June 10).

The company has also secured leading industry experts to participate in a Print Performance Speaker Series at the QuadTech booth, to help printers achieve superb print quality and consistently meet the demands of their customers.
New products
QuadTech will host four product unveiling events at the show, all beginning at 10:30 AM:
Tuesday, 31 May—New color quality product for Packaging & Converting that will allow press operators to collect and process color measurements, and will facilitate the correction of ink formulations. A live demonstration of the system will be available throughout the show.
Wednesday, 1 June—New defect detection product for Packaging & Converting that will facilitate fast detection and disposition of the tiniest defects.This ensures that defective product will not go out the door.
Thursday, 2 June—New color measurement product for Packaging & Converting that provides accurate inline L*a*b* measurements, which reduces make-ready time and ensures all printed products are within your customers’ color specifications.
Friday, 3 June—New color-to-color register product for Newspaper printers that will simplify operation and provide a high quality, low-cost solution.
Proven performance
“QuadTech has earned its reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced press control technology,” said QuadTech president Karl Fritchen. “Rather than rest on the success of our color, register, and defect detection technology, we have invested heavily in raising the bar for functionality, efficiency and reliability. We can’t wait to unveil exciting new additions to our stable of proven AccuCam, MultiCam, SpectralCam, Autotron and Inspection products!”
Print Performance Speaker Series
Mr. Fritchen continued, “We are extremely excited to present the best and brightest minds in the printing industry—an ‘all-star roster’ of experts will share their extensive knowledge of color science, and their print performance expertise. These presenters bring a wealth of experience and understanding of today’s increasing demands for print quality.”
For more information about QuadTech, please do not hesitate to contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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Apr 15, 2016

IBERICA AG S.A. AT DRUPA 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Manufacturer of high quality die-cutting equipment IBERICA AG will be exhibiting two of their machines in two locations at Drupa in Dusseldorf.

The launch of the new format I-PRESS K 106 with blanking facility will be fully operational on their parent company stand Cerutti Group (16 B03). The I-PRESS K 106 features Optical Print Mark Register. OPMR is a system which detects a printed mark on the grip and side edges of the sheet using a combination of cameras and sensors. The front lays are automatically adjusted to give perfect die-cut register to print. Similarly the lateral OPMR system for the side-lay, detects the printed mark and the sheet is automatically registered accordingly. The press can still be used conventionally whereby the edges of the sheet are detected. Settings for the OPMR and many other features are carried out through the user friendly touch screen. 
The side-lay on the I-PRESS Series is designed to pull all materials within the specification including corrugated board. This gives improved accuracy of register by never having to use a push lay. Motorised movement of front lays through the touch screen and a PLC with memory enables the operator to save some settings leading to a reduction in make-ready time on repeat jobs.
All IBERICA models are equipped with a new design main cam giving an increase in production speed and a reduction of nicks in every job. With this new main cam we obtain a smoother transport of the gripper bars and a reduction of the abruptness of the acceleration and the stop of the gripper bars achieving a perfect movement free of vibrations. 
All of IBERICA’s blanking machines feature, as standard, automatic chain tensioners. The gripper chains are tensioned automatically by an air/oil converter. This system allows for higher running speeds with increased accuracy of register and a smoother, quieter operation. The life of the chains is also increased due to a reduction in peak effort on the chains. 
IBERICA’s continued collaboration with Omega gluers is cemented with an OPTIMA 106 in full operation on the Duran Machinery stand. The OPTIMA model incorporates innovations for ease of handling yet has less automation giving a more competitively priced unit whilst still retaining IBERICA’s renowned build strength, quality and performance for increased productivity. The press includes many of the operator friendly and make-ready time saving features as those of the higher specified I-PRESS Series including automatic opening of section windows, thin plate fixing without screws etc.

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Mar, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

MASAR PRINTING & PUBLISHING IN DUBAI SETS NEW STANDARDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA WITH FOLDLINE
Mar 15, 2016

Masar, the printer in Dubai, gets full-flexible inline finishing system for new digital printing line.

The printing company Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, integrates the folding solution FoldLine from manroland web systems into its new digital printing workflow with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C. With this, Masar enjoys production flexibility and can actively adapt to readers’ behavior.
The FoldLine has reached the Middle East region. The manroland web systems finishing solution has already started production. With the order from Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, digital inline finishing equipment from Augsburg has entered another important printing market in the world. In the United Arab Emirates, technical advance is always in demand; everybody knows about the architectural masterpieces and high-tech fondness of the country. In the future, the FoldLine, in a workflow with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C, will ensure premium performance in the printing room.
“Masar is the first in the world to acquire the fastest digital press, Kodak Prosper 6000 C. That is why we decided to also invest in the highly developed FoldLine from manroland web systems in order to approach full and comprehensive flexibility between printing and finishing. We aim to run the Kodak Prosper 6000 C in multi-shift-operations, a one shop-stop from reel to delivering the final product – which exceeds the customers’ expectations,” comments Faisal Bin Haider, Chief Executive Officer, Printing & Distribution Sector at Dubai Media Inc.
He further adds, “Markets and customers are variable factors, their requirements may change in minutes. This is why the Kodak Prosper 6000 C was built to handle the full range of today’s print applications while still meeting the business goals of newspaper and book publishers as well as those of direct-mail service providers. By gathering these technologies under one roof, Masar Printing & Publishing will have a competitive advantage, providing the local and regional customers with key solutions for making minute differences in delivering the product at the right cost, quality, and quantity, and right on time.”
The world’s most modern FoldLine
The fully-equipped FoldLine for Masar will have all the possible options for maximum flexibility during production and it will be the most efficient system of its class worldwide. From book blocks to newspapers and glued, as well as stitched commercial products, everything can be produced with the folding aggregate. “Masar is always committed to gettting the best out of the technoogy, be it with its
LITHOMAN or now with digital printing. We want to support them in this, with our digital know-how in hardware and software,” explains Christoph Blank, Executive Sales Manager at manroland web systems. With the software plugins (WorkflowBridge and MasterQ) from manroland web systems as an extension to the Kodak workflow, the customer can optimize, sort, and verify job sequences. The entire configuration is designed inline to fully utilize the processing benefits of digital printing at a maximum production speed.
Developing digital business models
“Masar always thinks of the future and is setting a standard early on with investments in digital printing,” acknowledges Ziegler. “This way, the customer can digitally rebuild products from the offset sector and additionally develop in-house digital innovations.” Masar responds to the changes in media behavior with its entrance and investments in digital printing. Right now, it is very important for the printer to establish flexible business models. These include personalized advertisements in newspapers, as well as personalized flyers, booklets, and brochures. They also aim to boost production of book blocks.
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Masar invests in the FoldLine to optimally utilize its production process. At the contract signing (from left): Mike Ziegler, Dynagraph for Printing, Dubai, Samer Abdel Quader, Chief Operating Officer, and Faisal Salem Bin Haider, Executive Director at Masar Printing & Publishing, Alwin Stadler, Vice President Digital Printing, and Christoph Blank, Executive Sales Manager at manroland web systems. manroland web systems
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Jan, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

MAJAN PRINTING & PACKAGING COMPANY LLC RENEWS ONCEAGAIN ITSTRUST IN DYNAGRAPH AND MANROLANDWITH THE INVESTMENT IN A BRAND NEW HI-PRINT MANROLAND R707 LV
Jan 20, 2016

Majan Printing & Packaging is currently managed by Mr. Khalid Abdullah Youssef - CEO & Board Member; whose Chairman is Sheikh Abdulla Bin Humaid Al Qassimi.

The company was originally established in 1995 and in just 20 years has become the largest duplex board converter in the GCC region. Majan Printing & Packaging Company is located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates and is one of Dynagraph’s main customer in the region.
Majan bought its first two manroland offset presses from Dynagraph in 1995 ( 1 X R705 LV + 1 X R205 L ). The company was then known as Youssef Kara & Fils.
Ever since Majan bought 12 printing machines, 4 were sold while 8 an R706 3B LV, R706 3B PLTTLV 2/4, R706 3B LV, R706 3B LV, R706 3B LTTLV, R504 PLV 0B 2/2, R706 3B LTTLV are still in production.
The R707 LV will be delivered and installed in June of 2016. The total count of machines will reach 13 manroland presses delivered by Dynagraph over the past few years with mostly complex double coater configurations.
The NEW HiPrint R707 LV offers higher productivity & reliability, some of its many prominent features are: Faster job delivery; enhanced customer satisfaction & profitability; greater competitiveness; lower energy consumption and costs. Provides business opportunities in the UV printing market; faster reprocessing and shorter lead times; reduced production times and increased productivity; less error and less waste and faster turnaround times; reduced material costs; reduced total production costs; smaller footprint than conventional UV technologies.
For more information about manroland do not hesitate to contact your closest Dynagraph partner.

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Jan 18, 2016

DYNAGRAPH IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2016 SIGNING OF A SALES & SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH MARK ANDY TO INCLUDE NOT ONLY THE COUNTRIES OF LEBANON, JORDAN, IRAQ, KUWAITBUT EQUALLY BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
Jan 18, 2016

Dynagraph is no unfamiliar name to narrow web print service providers across the region.

In fact, under its previous name Youssef Kara & Fils the company has been associated with Mark Andy for 35 years. However, in 2006 with a changing graphic industry landscape Mark Andy and Dynagraph’s partnership ceased.
“Today we would like to make a much anticipated announcement to the narrow web industry and one we are proud of. We are pleased to count once again Mark Andy as one of our partners in the Gulf region” says Mr. Jamal Kanaan, General Manager of Dynagraph for Printing Industry LLC, Dubai.
Mark Andy have been dedicated to engineering the finest narrow web flexo graphic presses in the world, with an eye toward innovation and a passion for quality for over 60 years, they have been at the forefront of innovation in the flexo press design. More recently in 2011, Mark Andy has released the latest models in the Performance Series line of flexo printing machines – the P5 and P3, following the release of the P7 which made its debut at Labelexpo Europe 2009. Over 100s of Performance Series machines have been sold worldwide including the P3, a conventional label press driven by a precision engineered direct drive train; the P5, a servo-driven, productivity-focused machine and the highest selling of the series; and the P7, the most advanced model with dual servo controls and fully-automated registration system.
“We look forward to deliver the right support to existing and future Mark Andy customer” affirms Mr. Jamal Kanaan, General Manager of Dynagraph for Printing Industry LLC, Dubai.
For more information on Mark Andy do not hesitate to contact your nearest Dynagraph partner.

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Jan 2, 2016

SIGNS & GRAPHICS 2016
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Jan 2, 2016

While this year’s SGI 2016 was a beautiful display of stand design prowess by a large number of exhibitors and expectations were high given the difficult economical landscape, a lower than anticipated number of attendees made their way to the event.

Meanwhile, Dynagraph displayed a number of printing & finishing solutions for the signage industry, The Optivision laminator and the Fotoba WR64 automatic roll cutter a must have for those customers who appreciate precision, automation and speed. However, the highlight of the event was the Optivision brand of inkjet media that had on visitors an overwhelming impact. 31 different types of media all printed on Latex were released, media that are equally printable on solvent, eco solvent and UV. The output quality on Optivision media offers vivid color and sharp details at competitive prices. Dynagraph printed its complete swatchbook and stand media on the HP L360. The L360 the third generation HP latex technology offers significant advantages. The HP Latex 360 Printer features a number of significant innovations that take you beyond the limits of eco-solvent printing, creating new opportunities to expand your business. The L360 offers high quality prints at speeds of 31m2/hr outdoor quality with the HP OMAS and HP latex Optimizer. The final print comes out dry and ready to finish and be delivered. The print is scratch resistant and is comparable to hard solvent on SAV and PVC. It Produces sharp, consistent, repeatable image quality with high-efficiency curing of 6 colors and 1200 dpi. Also the advantage on printing on textile with the addition to the ink collector. On the HP stand however the L370 HP Latex LFP similar to the L360 printer offers an upgraded version with bulk ink system. HP’s wide-format latex printers have grown to become the solution of choice to print service providers around the globe counting over30,000 installations worldwide and still growing. The HP Latex 310, 330,  360  and  370  printers help customers expand into new large-format applications reaching indoor spaces that solvent can’t with high quality at high speed for same day delivery, in addition to building a healthier production environment. Also they presented the HP Latex 3100 printer which provides print service providers with the means of efficient high-volume production for  a  wide  range  of  applications making  it  ideal  for dedicated  application production, boosting productivity and reducing production costs.The Flatbed HP 750 another bestseller on display is unique for the POS advertising and direct to rigid printing market. One can save time  and  money with  this  robust, compact  device. The FB750 supports six color UV curable ink and optional white ink and supports double sided,  matt/gloss,  and  textured printing. Additionally to the table one can attach a roll to roll option for a wider solutions.Should you have any questions related to HP, Optivision, Fotoba please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Dynagraph partner.

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Dec, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

AL RESALA PRINTING PRESS IN KUWAIT INVESTS IN A MINI 76TH AUTOBOND LAMINATOR
Dec 18, 2015

The growing demand for laminated products has encouraged Al Resala Printing press in Kuwait to invest in an Autobond laminating machine.

Extremely efficient, the Autobond laminating machine provides Al Resala Printing Press with a high productivity and quality work, with a size of 76 x 102 cm and at a maximum speed of 60 meters per minute. It can also be used for work printed on digital presses thanks to the high degree of heat and pressure in the nip rollers.
The Mini 76TH is equipped with a rising pile, back separation Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 feed head. The feed head is processor controlled, resulting in an accurate under-lap and the feeder is fitted with a mill skid plate, allowing a full pallet of print to be loaded directly from the printing press.To allow an easy operation, the Autobond laminators are equipped with many automatic features, to list some of them: - Quick change airshafts for mounting films - A pneumatic clutch to ensure constant tension of the film - A Swiss made water heater to maintain constant temperatures - A pneumatically adjustable in-feed nip rollers - A remote diagnostics facilities by Siemens

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Dec 18, 2015

INTERNATIONAL GROUP PRESS IN KUWAIT, GOES HIPRINT WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN R704 3B HIPRINT NEW GENERATION.
Dec 18, 2015

In November 2015, Dynagraph Kuwait commissioned a four color, HiPrint new Generation R704 3B to International Group Press in Al Rai, Kuwait.

Established in 1990’s, the commercial printer invested in a new R704 3B HiPrint to renew its aged R704 LV and R604 3B and improve productivity. IGP praises Dynagraph for its after sales support and recognizes the durability and the consistent print quality manroland presses deliver.
The ROLAND 700 has many characteristics to lead a press to its success, from the flexible configuration possibilities, to the perfect ink distribution, passing by the flat sheet travel, the smooth and gentle delivery and the high substrate versatility, without missing the quick and easy make ready time. manroland counts one of the shortest make ready times in the industry

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Dec 3, 2015

GAEMMERLER EXTENDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Dec 3, 2015

Dynagraph is a prominent player in the region’s Graphic Industry where it has been firmly established since 1952 as a competent sales and service partner of equipment in prepress, press and postpress.

Dynagraph’s admirable reputation and its important regional presence have led Gaemmerler to decide in 2014 to grant Dynagraph to promote and sell its products via the dealer network in the Near and Middle East as well as in North- and Central Africa. Dynagraph offers a broad product program in flexo, offset, inkjet and digital printing as well as the adequate after sales support. However, one of its unique attributes other than service is its geographical presence. Dynagraph operates out of 9 subsidiaries and branch offices in Beirut, Damascus, Amman, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Doha, although its sales and service organization in Beirut and Dubai serve as back offices for all its subsidiaries and affiliates respectively for the Levant and Gulf region.Today Dynagraph counts over 100 employees to offer and service solutions in offset, flexo, inkjet and digital printing. Besides the supply of equipment, Dynagraph manages a large stock of spare parts and consumables for shorter delivery periods. Today Dynagraph represents Gaemmerler in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Since the cooperation between both companies have commenced; several Gaemmerler trimming and stacking solutions have been commissioned.“Gaemmerler perfectly complements our existing product program. Their equipment is easy to operate and an ideal fit for many newspapers and commercial customers. Gaemmerler is unique at assisting us with the required consultancy, in managing the project from production to delivery and installation. “ says Antoine El Kara, Managing Director of Dynagraph for Printing Industry LLC. Sharing a few photos of Gaemmerler warehouse & offices to bring you closer to the Gaemmerler human working side by taking a peak at their work environment, after all we tend to spend most of our days at our work place.

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Nov, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

LABELEXPO EUROPE 2015
Nov 19, 2015

The largest label event in the world lasted four days from 29th of September to 2nd of October, attracted more than 35,000 visitors from 146 countries who came to see over 600 exhibitors occupy more than 34,000sqm of space in eight halls altogether

However, this year’s event stood out due to the obvious diversification outside the pressure-sensitive straightjacket directed to printed flexible packaging and cartons and also by the concerted efforts of companies renowned for their flexo and offset printing presses to attempt to capture a highly prized piece of the digital print market. Packed with people, stands, machines, materials it is only natural, that it has left many deep impressions. Surrounded by vibrating business life, sometimes it is very hard to get the full scoop on what’s happening in everything from the tiniest stand to the giant ones. However, it is not only the business life which leaves an impression with us but also the human things, the chance meetings and the unexpected and surprising events. To pay tribute to these “side effects” of trade shows like Labelexpo Europe 2015, the “human nature” of this marvelous show.

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Sep, 2015

Sep 30, 2015

THE ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION
Sep 30, 2015

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH will unveil the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION

on 5th and 6th November at the company's Print Technology Centre in Offenbach, Germany.

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Sep 25, 2015

AT LABEL EXPO 2015 DUPONT PACKAGING GRAPHICS (STAND 11B16) WILL SHOW:
Sep 25, 2015

The new DuPont Cyrel FAST DFUV flexographic printing plate, designed for superior print results when used with ultraviolet (UV) curable inks.

The new plates improves solid ink density, reduces waste, saves time and cost in many applications including high end substrates such as pressure sensitive and selfadhesive labels, shrink wrap and wrap around labels, tickets, tags and boards.Cyrel DFUV is a thermal process plate that comes to color quickly and prints smooth and dense solids, without compromising dot gain, highlights and resolution. Unlike other plates, which are engineered for very long print runs for wide web flexible packaging, Cyrel DFUV is specifically designed for shorter print runs using UV inks on high priced stock where minimizing the start-up waste is essential. Cyrel DFUV comes up to color almost immediately and is designed for very fine screens.
Cyrel DFUV is the plate of choice for the revolutionary “REVO” project, which has been launched by a team of seven technology leaders including DuPont Packaging Graphics, as part of a plug and play concept that expands the possibilities for flexographic converters. A live demonstration of the REVO technology, which also incorporates the new DuPont Cyrel FAST 1001TD thermal plate processor, will run throughout the show. The Cyrel FAST 1001 TD processor has a unique thermal management system and multiple roller design for improved dimensional stability and efficiency. The rapid access thermal workflow increases platemaking productivity by 60 percent while providing a solvent-free, safer, low emission workplace.
Applications
Tag & Label - pressure sensitive labels, self-adhesive labels, shrink wrap labels, wrap around labels, etc.
The New DuPont Cyrel Easy Plate Technology, a new platform that simplifies the prepress process by building the flat top digital dot directly into the plate, resulting in increased productivity and consistency. This is part of an on-going effort by DuPont to drive progress in the flexographic printing industry by improving quality,sustainability and productivity. For flexographic printers, converters and trade-shops looking for increased productivity, DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal and solvent platemaking system efficiency and consistency is increased by removing the flat top dot processing step and its associated cost. The result is a technology platform that offers customers the choice of both smooth and engineered surface plates that deliver high ink transfer and color saturation, regardless of existing workflow

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Sep 25, 2015

LABEL EXPO 2015 HOLDS NEW SURPRISES IN STORE!
Sep 25, 2015

Labelexpo is this year‘s European highlight of the label and package printing industry.

With this Press release we would like to inform you that BOGRAMA, Herzog+Heymann and MBO will be exhibiting at this trade show with a combined booth for the first time. Under the heading COMPETENCE3 they are pooling their expertise and presenting three ground-breaking production lines:

1- Label booklets with die-cut pull-tab

Roll material with low paper weight will be used to produce spine glued booklets with die-cut pull-tabs and 24 pages. This kind of booklets are subsequently laminated with self-adhesive film and applied on bottles, cans and similar packaging. The pull-tab makes it easier for the end customer to open the booklet.

They will produce the booklets at Labelexpo with: 
• Unwinder UW 500 (MBO) 
• Sheeter SVC 525 C (MBO)
• Rotary Die-Cutter BSR 550 (Bograma) 
• Folder KL112 (Herzog+Heymann) 
• Knife Folding Unit XS 300 (Herzog+Heymann) 
• Press with Delivery (Herzog+Heymann)

Your benefits: 
• Efficient production because of in-line, near-line and multiple-up production • Expandable when requirements are changing • Well-proven solution 
• Single-source provider

2- Die-cutting, counting and delivering of different labels 
The Label-Line will process labels, playing cards, and similar products, directly from printed sheets, using the BOGRAMA BSR 550 Servo Rotary die-cutter. With the „Dynamic Alignment“ (auto register correction) each sheet is aligned laterally. This ensures a consequent cutting accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm also with digitally printed sheets. Integrated barcode monitoring allows both, the consistent monitoring of the production as well as the tracking of products. The die-cutting process has integral stripping and scrap removal. The finished products are stacked in counted piles of sorted products and packed into boxes, using a smart robot solution.
They will produce the labels at Labelexpo with: 
• Rotary Die-Cutter BSR 550 Servo with Flat Pile Feeder 
• Transfer Unit UEB 550 B • Automated Sorting- and Packing System
Your benefits: • Automated in-line and multiple-up production 
• Compact solution • Quality and production monitoring
• Performance: 5,000 cycles/h = 125,000 labels; 100 labels per box

3- World Premiere: Creating folding cartons AND placing insert – ALL in ONE LINE Packaging -Line „Stamina“ – Inline production of folding cartons with inserts 
The folding cartons first will be die-cut in multiple-up production, then folded and last glued. On the same product line a pre-produced leaflet is placed and glued into the folding carton by a friction feeder. The integrated quality system will assure the right leaflet is placed into the correct folding carton. In addition the system monitors the glue application. Bad copies will be sorted on-the-fly. The concept of this packaging solution is modular; therefore depending on your production requirement additional units can be integrated.

They will produce the folding cartons at Labelexpo with:
• Rotary die-cutter BSR 550 
• Pre-folding and folding unit 
• Cold glue application system 
• Friction feeder 
• Quality inspection system including ejector unit 
• Delivery with belt pressing unit

Your benefits:

Pallet feeder for high volumes Efficient production because of in-line and multiple-up production Expandable when requirements are changing Well-proven solution from one source

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May, 2015

May 19, 2015

CONVERFLEX 2015
May 19, 2015

Since over 30 years Converflex is recognized as one of the most significant international events in the industry of package printing, converting, labelling and tissue that will be held in Milan - Italy.

The exhibition's renown is reflected by impressive figures and the presence of high-profile industry players, capable of increasing the industry's dynamism. Converflex 2015 will be flanked by five more shows: IPACK-IMA, the leading exhibition for processing and packaging technology, and the highly specialized Meat-Tech, Processing & Packaging for the Meat Industry, the new international event for the meat business community, Fruit Innovation, showcasing technology and products innovation in the fruit and vegetable industry and Dairytech the first exhibition for the processing and packaging of the dairy industry. Topping off the exhibition will be Intralogistica Italia, the first edition of the show dedicated to integrated material handling, warehouse management and material storage systems organized by Deutsche Messe in partnership with Ipack-Ima Spa. The synergy of different industries will offer buyers an even more comprehensive overview of the integrated global supply chain, thus exerting a strong appeal on visitors and ensuring great business opportunities, further enhanced by the conjunction with the Expo 2015.

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Apr, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

PRINT CHINA 2015 MANROLAND "ONE TOUCH" WOWS AUDIENCES
Apr 24, 2015

Print China 2015 open its doors to the 3rd International Printing Technology Exhibition in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.Manroland Sheetfed went against the traditional way of taking equipment to an event; instead they held a stunning mapping show to interpret its full range of premium printing solutions.

This futuristic way of presenting not only made history at the event but took the audiences by surprise with a "dazzling" and impressive performance of Manroland technology.Mr. Kurt Herrmann, Managing Director of Manroland Greater China, said, “Up- holding our exhibition slogan of ‘one touch for the future’ we decided not to follow traditional exhibiting practice; instead a dynamic mapping show introducing the audiences to the advanced features of the new generation ROLAND 700 HiPrint, such as SPL (Simultaneous Plate Loading), InlineFoiler and QuickChange tech- nologies etc. meant they could experience 'one touch' printing by visual and auditory senses. ”One spectator commented “It was really unexpected to see such a dazzling map- ping show at the printing exhibition as we tend to expect such presentations are only available in the fashion or car shows." Another said "Surprising and utterly amazing. It lets us personally feel the fully automatic printing future."For the duration of Print China 2015, Manroland will organise seven mapping shows a day to enable more people to experience ‘one touch for the future’.

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Feb, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

“BERLIN” AND “LINDAU”, THE MBO DIGITAL BOOK FINISHING LINES
Feb 17, 2015

MBO, global leader in the print finishing industry, innovates folding machines for small, medium and large formats.

MBO develops and manufactures solutions for processing and finishing printed sheets and printed paper rolls, including unwinders, variable cross cutters, pile deliveries and other machines, giving you a leading edge. MBO introduces the “Berlin” and “Lindau” digital line, post-press finishing solutions for digitally printed books and brochures that offer variable job volume, variable page count and variable format, with unparalleled performance.The "Lindau" line It is a digital selective line that can produce signatures with variable page counts. Every signature has the same format. It is constituted of: 1. The Unwinder UW52/520 2. The Digital Sheeter SVC525C 3. The Digital Folder with Selective Folding DFT560/6 4. The Shingled Stream Delivery SAB550 The Unwinder UW52/520 is a digital unwinding machine featuring dancer-controlled web tension and a center driven servo motor.It comes equipped with an electric paper lift, an integrated splice table, as well as a de-curling device – making it easy to operate and quick to set-up between jobs. The SVC 525 C provides fully variable cuts where they are executed in different sequences with constant chip-out from print mark to print mark.The Digital Folder with Selective Folding DFT560/6, has 20,5 web width and 6 buckle plates with up to 6x parallel fold possible. Only one folding length can be folded and the buckle plates can open or close (on-the-fly). The DFT560/6 makes signatures with variable page counts possible.The SAB 550 is a delivery specifically designed for processing multi-up production. Its adjustable round belt infeed ensures a smooth and efficient sheet transfer for a variety of job formats. After the die cutting process, the SAB 550 delivers the product in a uniform shingled order for easy handling.The digital line "Berlin" It is fully variable. It can produce signatures with variable page counts and variable formats - on the fly, all from one roll. The components of the Berlin Line are: 1. Unwinder UW52/770 2. Sheeter SVC775C 3. Ejection Module EM770 4. Fully Variable Folding Unit I DFT I 780-4 5. Fully Variable Folding Unit II DFT II 780-4 6. DeliveryThe Unwinder UW52/770 possess a dancer-controlled web tension and center driven servo motor drive and can be applied in all applications of digital printing machines or web finishing lines. It is equipped with an electric paper lift, an integrated splice table as well as a de-curling device and convince with easy handling and minimum set-up times. The solid design with a 20 mm strong steel frame and the robust chain that drives these high-end modules guarantee maximum operation capability, reliability of the production process, as well as a long operating life even for maximum running performances in continuous 24/7 operation.The Sheeter SVC775C is part of high speed rotary sheeter line. This electronically drivensheeter is engineered to provide high quality precision cuts for a broad range of width demands. The SVC line also features a convenient touchscreen which allows the operator to set changes in the format without making adjustments to the mechanical components. This sheeter is designed with easy access to all areas.The Ejection Module EM770, Ejection Module is an independent unit which can be used after the SVC Cutter for the ejection of a control sheet to be deflected upwards into a catch tray or to eject missed printed sheets. This servo-controlled and synchronized ejection module ensures that only 100 % of good products will be selected for further processes or will be stacked onto the pallet in a High Pile Stacker. The waste sheets will be slit through an internal slitter shaft cassette into narrow stripes and transported into an external exhaust unit.Fully Variable Folding Unit I, DFT I 780-4, with 30'' web width, 4 buckle plates and up to 4x parallel fold possible. Variable lengths can be folded (on-the-fly) and buckle plates can open or close (on-the-fly). The DFT I 780-4 make signatures with variable page counts possibleFully Variable Folding Unit II DFT II 780-4 is the same as the DFT I 780-4. It is 30'' web width with 4 buckle plates and up to 4x parallel fold possible. Variable lengths can be folded (on-the-fly) and the buckle plates can open or close (on-the-fly) which makes signatures with variable page counts possible.
The link below shows a video about the digital line "Berlin" and how it works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii3ea_L_dTI

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Jan, 2015

Jan 26, 2015

A SMALL WONDER FOR A MINOR INVESTMENT THE BROTHER-JET OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF DIGITAL DIRECT FLATBED PRINTER SYSTEMS
Jan 26, 2015

Brother-Jet is the leader in the flatbed inkjet printing industry, designs and provides full technologies and solutions from edge-cut flatbed printer to inks, RIP software and related consumables.

The BR U1800, small format UV led flatbed printers, the BR T1800, Direct to garment printer, the BR S1800 and BR-S-Smart, the solvent flatbed inkjet printers are varies types of printing systems which provide the professional solutions of perpetual printing on objects (every material). Brother-Jet flatbed printer can take various inks and can be refilled the ink with the CISS (Continue Ink Supply System) can print on any object. Overcoming the traditional way of printing on the standard paper, it makes the printing to be multifarious and economical. The media can be Stone, Crystal, Glass, PVC, Metal, and so on. It can be widely used in Advertising specialty, Sales promotion, Signs marking, Decoration, Industrial Plate-making, film print for sample and others.
The BR U1800, The best A3 + LED UV printing system
Flatbed UV digital printers use uv inks made of acrylic monomers that allows the creation of amazing 3D textured and raised printing effects, it permits printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as on wood, ceramic tiles, sign, phone case, trophy, customized promotional items, industrial spare parts, dial pad, PCB board, glass and plastic. It is ideal for custom gifts, giveaways, personalized printing, golf ball printing, awards printing, PCB Board, industrial labels, small signage, phone covers, indoor decoration, etc…
Flatbed UV digital printers use uv inks made of acrylic monomers that allows the creation of amazing 3D textured and raised printing effects, it permits printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as on wood, ceramic tiles, sign, phone case, trophy, customized promotional items, industrial spare parts, dial pad, PCB board, glass and plastic. It is ideal for custom gifts, giveaways, personalized printing, golf ball printing, awards printing, PCB Board, industrial labels, small signage, phone covers, indoor decoration, etc…
No matter what material, what shape, and what size of the material you want to print on, as long as it has a flat surface and does not exceed the maximum size of printable area of the flatbed, you can print on it. the BR U1800 small uv direct printer can directly print on substrates as heavy as 20kg.
Brotherjet UV led flatbed printers have solved print durability issues related to abrasion and solvents, while also delivering more effective, opaque white ink performance for higher-quality printing on dark materials. The print output is both scratch proof and UV resistant, where you can enjoy up to 3 years of outdoor durability! The BR U1800 has high Production speed, only 6min are needed to print a full A3 size substrate at 1440*1440 dpi.
BR T1800, Brotherjet T-shirts direct to garment printer.
Direct to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.
Brotherjet Direct to garmant printers can printed on any garment media like t-shirts, caps, siws shirt, Sweatshirt, Fashion collection, Paradigm Shirt, Personalized footwear, Jeans, Non-woven bags and more.
The BR T1800 used water based garment inks who are 100% non- hazardous and toxin-free. they have excellent color fastness, high elasticity and non-cracking attributes. With 8 ink channels of CMYK+WWWW, it's good at white ink printing, and can directly print delicate pictures on all colors of t-shirts.
The BR T1800 is easy to use. It is excellent was- ability for light and dark shirts.Superb detail. You can print from any graphics program including photoshop,CorelDraw,etc. It gives an excellent support - 24/7. Prints on 100% cotton, 50/50, 100% light polyester and more. It gives brilliant color and prints! Very soft hand and feel! And it is perfect for individual shirts or production runs.
The BR-S1800 and the BR Smart M2, Eco solvent flatbed inkjet printers.
Brotherjet solvent flatbed inkjet printers utilize micro-piezo head technology and fast-drying eco solvent inks. Brotherjet solvent inks enables the solvent flatbed printers to print directly to many different materials without the use of a pre-treatment or pre-coating. The ECO DYE SOLVENT system is based on direct printing technology with BRD9 inks onto the products LIKE Signage,promotional items, stationary, meters, small decoration purpose and more which made from pvc, plastic, leather, wood, ceramic, acrylic,etc. For example, pen, lighters, rulers, photo frame, awards, trophies, memorial gifts,etc.
For more information about Brother-Jet and its product range please do not hesitate to contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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Jan 16, 2015

SIGNS & GRAPHICS 2015 THE SHOW GOES ON
Jan 16, 2015

An exceptional number of attendees from around the Gulf region made their way to the SGI 2015 where Dynagraph offered a number of printing & finishing solutions for the signage and graphic industry.

The resonance was exceptional not only by the sheer number of attendees but by the interest those expressed. Dynagraph’s presence was felt on its 80 sqm stand and as an HP Gold Graphic Specialist it equally connected with customers to discuss mutual growth opportunities and the latest technologies available from HP, Optivision, Fotoba, Lasercomb and Caldera on the HP booth. The Signs & Graphics 2015 was the introduction to the Middle East of the L360 the third generation HP latex technology that offer significant advantages. The HP Latex 360 Printer features a number of significant innovations that take you beyond the limits of eco-solvent printing, creating new opportunities to expand your business by handling highly demand turnaround times of high quality speed of 31m2/hr high speed outdoor quality with the HP OMAS and HP latex Optimizer with an advantage that the print comes out dry completely and ready to finish and deliver. Even so it beats the customer expectations for quality and durability, through the scratch resistance comparable to hard solvent on SAV and PVC. Produce sharp, consistent, repeatable image quality with high-efficiency curing of 6 colors and 1200 dpi. Also the advantage on printing on textile with the addition to the ink collector. A year ago Optivision made its debut with a number of Latex compatible and tested media. The output quality on Optivision media is unmatched according to customers’ feedback after a year and a half of being promoted and sold. It offers 14 different types of media presenting vivid colors and sharp details at competitive prices. The Optivision laminator and the Fotoba WR64 automatic roll cutter otherwise presented great interest as the audience appreciated the precision, automation and speed of both devises. However, the brother jet, UV LED A3 printer made its debut with significant advantages that can print Popular applications such as promotion items (medals, photo frames, package printing, leather, customized gifts), signage(home decoration), phone and pad case, featuring direct printing on dark color materials, CISS system and easy to refill the inks. Direct printing on various materials. Low cost customized gifts printing and Automatic height measurement and stop. Finally, the CNC laser cutter suits any cutting or engraving applications. Constructed with perfection using industrial grade component adjustable in height working table, water cooling system with hydraulic protection, exclusion of dust and smoke.

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Jan 16, 2015

END OF THE YEAR MESSAGE TO DYNAGRAPH STAFF
Jan 16, 2015

On the occasion of "End of the Year 2014”, Dynagraph organized its annual staff gathering with the presence of Mr. Antoine El Kara, CEO of Dynagraph group, and other senior executives.

During the Gathering and before starting the new 2015, Mr. Antoine delivered a New Year speech, addressing a message to each member of Dynagraph. The full text is as follows:
Dear Sirs,
With the start of 2015 we are looking at new challenges ahead of us economical, political, social, historical just to list a few ones. Dynagraph has therefore to be ready to work as a unit to accomplish its objective and remain a regional leader in offset, to grow its market share in industries such as Large Format Inkjet printing, Digital Printing, Flexo, Films & Adhesives, and a number of other new segments which offer growth potential whether directly or indirectly related to printing. Yet even new market segments that will make good use of the company’s existing sales and service network.
Now that we spoke about the future what is it we learned from the past few years?
In 2008, we thought that structural changes in our industry with the introduction of disruptive technologies as the IPAD, social media and a number of advancements in data connectivity would deal a blow to our business.
Instead, while we witnessed a sharp drop in our equipment sales we overcame that period by turning our focus to the sale and promotion of consumable products. The signing of an exclusivity agreement with Flint the sheetfed and webfed offset manufacturer was a milestone, while the focus on digital inkjet technologies by HP offered new opportunities and with it new hopes.
Meanwhile, the opening of an office in Saudi Arabia was a daring and difficult move as we were determined to step back into a lucrative market that offered us future prospects.
Although the insolvency of manroland in 2011 was a sheer reminder of worst days to come, it was also evidence of how resilient we are as an organization in the face of adversity. Competitors tried to discredit our sales and service organization, predicting our end, however failed to do so, since while 50% of our total turnover depended on manroland the sheer size of our company and the steps we took early on to reduce our dependency on vendors allowed us to survive the worst of times.
In 2012, then another setback with the decision by Fujifilm to open up the market to other distributors. A wake up call, a reminder of changing times.
Ongoing discussions with Kodak allowed us to make a swift move and change sides. While the idea of offering our own private label and reduce our dependency on national brands became a reality. Optima (Offset), Optipack (Flexo) and Optivision (Digital Media) are part of our new branding.
Meanwhile, Dynagraph celebrated 60 years history and was make great strides in penetrating the Iraqi market.
In 2014, we have reached almost similar Sales levels as 2011 although with a more diversified portfolio of products, less dependence on equipment sales and equally less reliance on individual brands.
We are in 2015 and I want to remind all of you that we need you to show more determination, more creativity, more pro-active thinking and more teamwork. Time is of the essence and we cannot wait for people to just fit in, however we need all of you to be part of that dynamic. 
We need the people from accounting to be more vigilant. We need the people in IT to understand that they play an essential role in making the lives of their colleagues easier and understanding the urgency that lays behind the implementation of any IT solution. That means as well how well the technical and functional implementation has been done. We need the people from P&B to maintain proper stock levels and insure quick deliveries and proper logistic. We need the people from HR to seek more talents and work on their retention. We need the people from administration to pay more attention to details. We need the people from sales to invest more time in charming new customers and looking for new opportunities.
But essentially we need the people from service to manage to generate income on their own by promoting and selling preventive maintenance agreements, overhauling, installations, … After all this department has determined pretty much most of Dynagraph’s fate over the past decades and will continue to do so over the next years. You need to take more pride in what you do and your contribution to this organization. But this goes to all of you even the ones who are not directly mentioned in this speech.
On the 15th of November 2014, Mr. Nicolas Kara (God Bless his Soul) Mr. Ihsan Kara’s older brother passed away which marks a new era in the company’s history and a reminder of changing times.

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Dec, 2014

Dec 28, 2014

DYNAGRAPH AT THE SIGN & GRAPHIC IMAGING MIDDLE EAST 2015
Dec 28, 2014

The 18th edition of SGI Sign & Graphics Imaging in the Middle East, will be held in Dubai from the 11th untill the 13th of January 2015 at the World Trade Centre.


SGI interacts with both exhibitors and visitors in the Signage, Digital Signage, Retail Signage Solutions, Outdoor media, Screen and Digital printing industries from across the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, East Africa, and other countries from the MEASA region.
Dynagraph, HP Graphic Specialist Reseller, is pleased to invite you to its booth number 01-E40 in Hall E, where you can experience a life demonstration of the industry leading flatbed printer HP Scitex Flatbed FB700 UV in roll to roll mode, HP’s best seller.
HP Scitex FB700 and FB500 which speed up your turnaround on rigid, flexible media. With FB700 and FB500 the loading media becomes fast and easy, no masking is required, they minimize interruptions and fit easily in your shop, minimum space required
The HP Latex 360 is intended for medium and large PSP’s who experience high demands for fast turnaround times, where they need to grow volume and deliver better print quality. The HP Latex 360 is a 64” or 1.63m printer that offers a competitive cost per copy designed to deliver high quality at high speeds. It has several unique features with the ability to print double sided, and print on porous substrates like textiles.
Also, with the onboard spectrophotometer it makes automated ICC color profiling a breeze and can ensure printer to printer color consistency within the same fleet. Customers want to print top image quality at speed but usually there is a tradeoff, better quality requires a slower printing speed. That’s why HP have developed the HP Latex Optimizer ink, an ink with no pigment but a positive charge which is laid down just before the negatively charged colored inks which attracts them to the exact position needed. So now top quality does not need to be slow anymore. And most importantly we are not sacrificing high quality for speed.
Dynagraph will equally demonstrate an Optivision laminator CH160 as well as a Fotoba cutter WR64, as well as a CNC laser cutter L1290 for the cutting of a number of substrates including PVC, Wood, ....
Dynagraph will introduce a new promotional Items printer and will have it on display. Brotherjet an eco-solvent printer with UV technology to print directly on any of the following substrates Glass, plastics, boards, special paper, aluminum, copper, wood, porcelain, films…
Finally, all equipments will print on the successful Optivision media covering applications that spans from self-adhesive vinyls, synthetic papers, Backlit films to various outdoor banner materials. Over 14 different types of medias are currently available at a competitive price and quality ratio. Optivision will also be offering green and eco-friendly digital textiles which are printable on Latex, Dye sub, and UV inks for application such as flag, backdrops, light box and art reproduction will be on display at the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you at this regional exhibition.

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Nov, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

IBERICA OPEN HOUSE FROM THE 9TH UNTIL THE 12TH OF DECEMBER, 2014, IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Nov 18, 2014

IBERICA, one of the biggest producers of machinery for the printing and packaging industry in Spain, invites all customers and interested parties to its Open-House at their facilities in Barcelona from the 9th until the 12th of December.

The demonstration schedule will be from 9am until 1pm and from 3pm until 6pm.During the event, IBERICA will be exhibiting:
1. The latest version die-cutter model IBERICA SPEED_K 105 with blanking.This automatic platen press comes with a blanking unit and dynamic stripping waste in the delivery. It went through a classic production processes to guarantee long life and high productivity. The SPEED-K 105 has intelligent electronic devices, making it a fast and accurate equipment of its type. The SPEED-K 105 can accommodate a maximum sheet size 29.53" x 41.34", and maximum speed of 8500 p/h. For higher productivity, it can also be equipped with the new Print Mark Register System for the front and side-lays.

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Nov 18, 2014

THE LEGEND HAS EVOLVED
Nov 18, 2014

The latest incarnation of the legendary ROLAND 700 launched. Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has today unveiled the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION at the company's Print Technology Centre in Offenbach, Germany.


The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION will supersede both the ROLAND 700 HS and the ROLAND 700 Direct Drive, on an all-new platform.
Designed from the ground up and incorporating a sleek, futuristic look, the latest generation ROLAND 700 incorporates many new technological developments and enhancements, aimed to give printers unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity, operation and quality.
The newly designed central console replaces buttons with state-of-the-art touch-screen panels. These give detailed graphical information in a user-friendly interface offering enhanced operation, flexibility and comfort, with options for left-handed and right-handed operation as well as customization for different operator body heights.
The new feeder pile transport brings appreciable productivity benefits with smooth upward motion of the pile-carrying plate and highly improved sheet travel from the feeder to delivery. This leads to fewer interruptions, less start-up waste and reduced walking distances to the feeder.
Solid fixing of the suction head reduces vibration and wear while ensuring safer sheet separation and higher average printing speeds.
The brand new press also boasts completely redesigned cylinder-roller bearings. Separate bearings for radial and axial rotation bring better absorption of vibrations with fewer doubling effects and ultimately, much longer bearing life and significant improvements in print quality.
All-new dampening units in the new press bring greater solidity with fewer roller vibrations during passing of the plate cylinder channel and fewer stripes as well.
Sophisticated software for practice-oriented roller washing cycles further reduces downtime and brings much more precise dosage of the dampening solution over the entire width, reducing the possibility of skewing the dampening dosage roller. The result is enhanced productivity and print quality alongside a further lowering of production costs.
Innovations which further underline Manroland Sheetfed’s credentials as the green print pioneer include new three-phase AC motor which combines highest power output with lower energy consumption. And, with no need for wearing parts, carbon brushes or additional costs for parts, the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION reduces unproductive time even further, thereby helping to satisfy the green requirements of print buyers as well as strengthen the market position of printers. 
The new press also features a new chambered doctor blade system which is certain to exceed the expectations of printers needing to provide high quality gloss effects. This system, with additional profile, provides higher solidity over the entire width of the doctor blade, and a more even varnish application. Not only does it feature better absorption of vibrations of the Anilox roller and doctor blade caused by passing the coating form cylinder, it also results in fewer stripes, especially in combination with pigmented varnish. 
The newly developed suction belt sheet brake technology offers higher printing speeds combined with vastly improved sheet alignment and tail edge stabilization. This gives a more even pile contour and reduces the risk of misaligned sheets in the delivery pile, all of which will help to increase productivity while improving print quality and saving on production costs. 
The ROLAND Evolution with its sleek design and swathe of innovative technologies delivers a hitherto unseen standard of print quality, combining this with lower total production costs and higher efficiency to deliver customer competitiveness at a whole new level.
Manroland Sheetfed CEO, Rafael Penuela, said:
“Throughout our company's history we have been known for bringing innovative new technology to the printing industry. The ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION is the latest ground-breaking new press which we believe will be yet another milestone in the evolution of print technology”.

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Oct, 2014

Oct 24, 2014

KOLBUS SHOWS LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON DECEMBER 8TH – 11TH, 2014, IN RAHDEN – GERMANY
Oct 24, 2014

KOLBUS is offering the ideal opportunity, on the 8th – 11th of December in Rahden – Germany, showcasing its latest significant developments for the future – new machines and methods of manufacturing for superior products.


During the event, guests will be experiencing the following live demonstrations:
-Producing luxury packaging, The NM 100 grooving machine Used for cutting grooves into board blanks where well-made, versatile box components thanks to smooth scoring cuts, through to a minimal last board/paper layer, combined with precision, ultra-thin application of glue for lining and counter-lining.It also delivers practical packaging with ingenious closures where the highly sensual packaging sounds special as the invisible-magnet closure shuts with a firm, soft click. In addition, The KOLBUS NM 100 scoring machine for board sections has been reengineered. It can now produce up to 65 components/ min, adapted to the speed of the downstream casemaker. The special scoring blades can be set to score 90°–130° angles -Manufacturing of softcover and hardcover books with round corners, The KOLBUS Round Corner Trimmer RE 143up to 7,500 single products/hr. For rounding two corners of book blocks and brochures, used as an individual machine or as a unit within book production lines.-Finishing of digital print, the KM 200:Reliable and future-proof. The on-demand KM 200 perfect binder features continuous automatic adjustment: it adjusts automatically to thickness variations from product to product.

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Oct 7, 2014

WORLD PUBLISHING EXPO 2014, THE UNIQUE NETWORKING AND SOLUTION PLATFORM FOR THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY!
Oct 24, 2014

WPE 2014, The unique Networking and Solution Platform for the Publishing Industry will be taking place at Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands between the 13th and the 15th of October 2014.


Dynagraph’s partners will be present to offer you the latest innovation in preprint and print industry.
Ferag, specialized in the development and manufacture of conveying and processing systems in the graphical and direct mailing, will be at stand No.11.210.With its sophisticated range of technical solutions, Ferag is supporting newspaper printers and publishers with the development of new services and product structures. Ferag will be exhibiting the EasySert which demonstrate its capabilities as a universal inserting method. Next to its application in newspaper production, EasySert technology has secured a firm place in the distribution of direct advertising. Its collecting line can be configured to incorporate up to 40 hoppers noting that EasySert technology is used to insert supplement into supplement ‒ a lucrative additional business that has so far been the domain of commercial printers.The Minisert which allows newspaper printers to take an easy and economical step from manual to automatic inserting. Now, in addition to an upgrade from two to a possible twelve hopper stations, products without an overlap can now also be processed without changing the opening system.The TapeFix. Used in direct marketing production, the TapeFix is an interesting alternative to the cover. Instead of a four-page jacket product, it's the self-adhesive strips that ensure supplement collections stay together.
Ferag will be introducing the High Performance Conveyor (HPC) and the High Performance Stacker (HPS) which are based on the tried-and-tested UTR/MultiStack concept. The new technology combines Swiss engineering quality with a beneficial price/performance ratio and is the ideal way to enter mailroom automation. The HPC/HPS system can be integrated into expanded system structures for offline postpress processing (inserting, stitching, trimming, etc.).The SNT 50 is a trimming drum with only one rotor. It is used for high-pagination products up to an untrimmed format of 500x320 mm or up to 450x300 mm trimmed. The Integration of the three-side trim into a postpress processing system brings many benefits: more value creation, lower logistics overheads, and new jobs.
Last but not least, Ferag is anticipating developments in the marketplace with Navigator. The Navigator is designed for the planning, control and registration of general logistic processes. 
At WPE 2014, new features will be presented in the areas of operation, Inline Control systems and controls for newspaper web offset and digital printing such as the fully automatic plate change with APL and APL logistics, the radically new operating system in the ControlCenter with its SlidePad and the MobilPad and the leading monitoring system for failure-free and efficient production which have been integrated and realized in numerous installations worldwide as a comprehensive concept within the COLORMAN autoprint and COLORMAN e-line press lines.Moreover, Manroland web systems will introduce a new hardware generation with off-the-shelf server architecture and a new InlineDensity Control system with micro marks especially for newspaper production.Also for the presslines CROMOMAN, one of the fastest presses in its class, the UNISET, synonymous with the highest quality and efficiency in newspaper printing and the GEOMAN, the embodiment of a high-efficiency press system for cost-conscious printing companies that strive for an optimum cost per copy while minimizing overall investments, manroland web system introduces new features for reliable and high-quality printing.
Kodak’s world-leading newspaper printing technology will be present in hall 11, stand 560.
At this year’s show, Kodak is excited to be showing the new CTP automation capabilities on its KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter, which will be running KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates live for this year’s attendees. Kodak will also be discussing how customers can increase quality, efficiencies and value within newspaper printing using the brand new KODAK PROSPER 6000P Press, as well as the KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting System and KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates.
Moreover, Kodak will be showcasing its digital newspaper portfolio and samples at the Digital Pavilion, in Hall 11, allowing visitors to hear first-hand how Kodak’s cutting-edge technology can used for full page, digital newspapers and targeted short-run newspapers for remote distribution.Join us at World Publishing Expo 2014 to discuss new technologies and implementations, opening new perspectives in newspapers publishing.

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Jun, 2014

Jun 17, 2014

OPEN HOUSE EVENT AT MECCANOTECNICA FROM SEPTEMBER 8TH TO 19TH, 2014 IN TORRE DE’ ROVERI, ITALY.
Jun 17, 2014

Meccanotecnica, the world’s leading manufacturer of automatic book sewing equipment and lines for book finishing has completed 50 years in the journey of proving innovative solutions in this segment.

For this occasion, Meccanotecnica is holding an open house from the 8th till the 19th of September 2014, in Torre de’ Roveri, Meccanotecnica headquarter.
During the open house, Meccanotecnica will show real and tangible solutions for both markets, offset and digital alike, including the new UNIPLEX TOP & new UNIVERSE INLINE, a cost effective alternative to perfect binding, and the new “ALL-IN-ONE” UNIVERSE SEWING.
The product presentation has been scheduled for one full day; realistically first half for the offset solution “UNIPLEX & INLINE” and second half for the UNIVERSE digital solution.
-Uniplex
the quickest way for the best book biding. Combination of a gatherer and one Aster book sewing machine, the Uniplex line is the new high performance system for book production. UNIPLEX is the ideal solution when top output is a "must". -Universe Inline
The New UNIVERSE INLINE unit is a modular book block finishing line composed of consecutive optional operations: NIPPING, that presses the sewn spine, END PAPERING, to feed end-sheets, LINING, to feed the gauze, SOFT-COVER, to feed the soft cover. -Universe Sewing
It is a full automatic book sewing unit which handles traditional offset signatures, digital flat sheets or a combination of both. Its modular design allows sewing of short runs of digital sheets and/or long runs of offset signatures.

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Jun 17, 2014

THE DYNAGRAPH-FLINT UV SEMINAR
Jun 17, 2014

Dynagraph in collaboration with Flint Group leader in global supplier of inks and other print consumables and Air Motion Systems the world leader in UV and LED Curing Systems delivered an insight on Thursday the 12th of June 2014 in UV LED curing technology the most significant development in energy curing for years. 

This technology heralds a new era in cost efficient, high quality sustainable print and we are pleased to have our partners Flint Group and AMS join us on this unique occasion.
Mr. Steven Haig, MEA Commercial Director Sheetfed made a general presentation of Flint Group's Perfect Synergy concept and Operational footprint, including an overview of their unrivalled product range for all sheetfed applications, while Mr. Jim Buchanan, Global UV Business Development Director Sheetfed, Mr. Rodney Balmer, Sheetfed ink technical director Flint Group, as well as Mr. Carsten Barlebo from Air Motion Systems explained why UV LED technology will disturb our idea of UV curing.
The seminar counted over 85 attendees from the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Key advantages of UV LED technogy were presented during the four hours (1) Cost efficient entry to UV printing – good ROI (2) Unlike traditional UV, no ozone is produced so there is no need for an external exhaust and there is NO MERCURY in the pressroom (3) LED DIODES is not bringing any heat to the press and disturbing the Litho process.In fact, LED DIODES is using + 50/60 % lees energy compared to normal UV systems (4) LED DIODES are instant on and off and can be programmed to come on only when ink is present on the substrate - normal UV curing lamps require time to achieve working output intensity and if the lamps are turned off, then the lamps need to cool prior to re-firing (5) LED DIODES have much greater lifespan than normal UV arc lamps - in the magnitude of >20,000 printing on hours , compared to between 1,000 and 2,000 ON hours (standby) and printing), for normal UV.

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May, 2014

May 28, 2014

DUPONT CELEBRATES 40 YEARS CYREL FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING SYSTEMS
May 28, 2014

DuPont Packaging Graphics, the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats, has completed 40 years in the journey of proving innovative solutions in this segment.

It introduced Cyrel brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel FAST processing equipment, Cyrel round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.
Operating in 6 continents and 100 countries, Dupont will mark the 40th anniversary of Cyrel with a year-long global celebration highlighting historical milestones, by commemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation.
In 1974, DuPont introduced the first elastomeric photopolymer printing plates under the Cyrel brand to the printed packaging industry. Forty years later, Dupont are consistently advancing flexography through its Cyrel systems and working to provide printers with the balance of quality, productivity and sustainability to help them succeed. Dynagraph’s partnership with Dupont dates back to 1975. In fact, the first DuPont Open House took place in Saudi Arabia in 1976 under a tent in Riyadh. Youssef Kara & Fils introduced the Cyrel Flexo Plates and reproduction equipment for flexible packaging and corrugated. That same year the DuPont Cyrel Cromalin proofing system was also introduced in Riyadh, allowing packaging customers in Saudi Arabia to be on apar with their European counterparts. Dynagraph’s partnership with Dupont offers the right combination of performance, quality, consistancy, proximity and competitiveness to best serve you, where both companies resolve eagerness to work together has resulted in a number of successes.

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May 26, 2014

COMING SOON: THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES REVOLUTIONIZING THE PRINTING INDUSTRY
May 26, 2014

Dynagraph in collaboration with Flint Group leader in global supplier of inks and other print consumables, will join forces with Air Motion Systems, the global leader in UV LED lamp technology for sheetfed offset & flexo printing, to provide you the latest innovative solutions to new trends in the printing industry.


UV LED curing technology represents the most significant development in energy curing for years. This technology is on the verge of stellar growth globally, and we are convinced it heralds a new era in cost efficient, high quality sustainable print.
The seminar will be held in Dubai, on the 12th of June, 2014 at the Palace Hotel Down Town, Dubai. Flint Group and Dynagraph have been in partnership since over 5 years now and during that period they have developed an outstanding relationship, built total dedication to serving the Middle Eastern printing industry with the very best products and services.
Dynagraph will join forces with Air Motion Systems, the world leader in UV and LED Curing Systems, to drive their programme of retro-fitting Offset and Flexo presses with UV LED lamps. This campaign of adapting conventional presses to UV LED has taken-off globally as printers everywhere discover the immense benefits it can bring.
But you don’t have to take our word for it! Come and join us in mid-June to see for yourselves the truly incredible opportunity UV LED can offer!

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Mar, 2014

Mar 14, 2014

IPEX 2014 – DISCOVER THE POWER OF PRINT
Mar 14, 2014

IPEX, the world biggest exhibition for print, publishing and media in the English-speaking world will be taking place at the international exhibition and conference centre, ExCeL London between the 24th and the 29th of March 2014.


IPEX will be featuring exhibitors from all areas of the printing and communication markets, from different sectors including commercial and digital printers, specialist printers, end-user/print buyers/print specifies, commercial printers and Distributors and agents.
Dynagraph’s partners will be present to offer you the latest innovation in preprint and print industry.
MBO, will be presented by FRIEDHEIM INTERNATIONAL at Stand No. S3-E310 (South Hall). The new M80 folding machine will be demonstrated with a number of interchangeable modules where visitors will be able to see a new approach to the folding process.Visit Autobond at booth S2-E150. Autobond is one of the world's leading manufacturers of film laminators, both thermal and water-based, and is a major supplier of thermal and water-based films and manufacturer of adhesives, which can be used on most makes of laminating equipment. Autobond will be exhibiting the Mini 36 SD TP with 36 SUV, the Micro 52 SD TP and the Mini 76 TPHPerfecta, the market leaders in the cutting machine sector will be participating with its local agent IFS (Intelligent Finishing Sustems). Perfecta will be accessible at stand number N3-D291 and it will be exhibited the High-Speed Cutter Perfecta 115 TS, a modern guillotine for demanding printing houses in B2 / B1 –formats.The Automatic Jogger BSB 3 L Professional which is able to jog even "difficult" materials, such as metallic paper, pharmaceutical package inserts or labels, much easier and thus quicker than conventional joggers. The Stack Lift BSH 5-1200 that minimizes strain, improves ergonomics, averts efficiency losses by automatically lifting and lowering the pallets and the last exhibited machine is the Unloader BA 2Ne that facilitate rapid unloading of the finished reams during the cutting process.Hohner, Specialized in the design and manufacture of wire stitching equipment will exist at Booth No. S3 F 235, South hall. During the display, you will discover, the Foldnak products that turn digital and offset prints into professional booklets, The Hohner EXACT, a multi head wire stitching machine for pads and brochures and the Hohner Easy Stitcher, the most space-saving of Hohner’s small stitching machines.SCS Automaberg, The Specialists in Bookbinding and Finishing Solutions will be at booth N3-D291. It will be displayed the 2 Head Corner Rounding that come down to round the corner.The Corner Master used for hard cover book and diary cases. The Trim&Perf 600, which can incorporate one, two or three work stations for the manufacture of products up to 8 mm thickness, which can be saddle stitched, square back or perfect bound, the Easy Fly Pro, face trimming of perfect bound and thread sewn soft cover books with flaps both for the bookbinding and the print on demand lines and the most important machine is the new version of Corner Trim for soft cover books and book blocks for hard cover.This automatic inline corner cutte can cut up to 60 mm thickness and reach 4300 cycles/hour,Stop over Heights UK at booth N3-C302/01. Heights, a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of plate processors and associated equipment to the graphics arts industry will exhibit both Flexo & Litho products.
In Lithographic, they will show the new INCA125 Thermal Processor, a wider version of the 85T. It is designed to complement the INCA85T. This unit will be sold to distributors to customers with a recommended throughput of 24k SqM of plates per year.
In Flexographic, Heights will exhibit the S-Line 26 compact, the most technologically advanced 26/32 all-in-one digital plate washing, drying & light finishing.In Digital Flexographic & Letterpress Imagesetter, they will introduce their first imaging device for the label and narrow web packaging industries.Tech-Ni-Fold: will be present at booth S3-F271. Tech-ni-Fold covers over than 400 unique designs within the post press sector and is also heavily involved in machine concept and design. As usual Tech-Ni-Fold will be showing a selection from the tech-ni-fold Range in addition to the Mini range of machines for CreaseStream.Visit Tech-Ni-Fold on its stand to find out more
RENZ: One of the acknowledged world market leaders in developing and producing punching, binding and laminating systems. Pass by RENZ at booth number N3-C300 where some of the machines to be showcased are as follows:
AP 360 fully automatic modular high speed punch, with an output of up to 100,000 punched sheets per hour.
AB 500 HS semi-automatic high speed binding system is a semi-automatic binding machine where book blocks are placed on to the in-feed (table) and automatically ejected.
Also on show at the Renz stand will be a large selection of well-established punching machines. From fully automated punches offering short setup times of less than 5 minutes to our most comprehensive range of heavy duty bench top / floor standing systems catering for both short / medium runs in standard and wide format options.EDELMANN Printing Machines GmbH, The printing machine manufacturer, will show that old can replace new and will be present at the IPEX in London with a 2-colour WEB-Print 39 at booth S2-E214.
The special feature of this used machine is the roll-to-sheet construction and the high-pile delivery for the production of sticky notes.Masterwork Graphic Equipment (UK) Ltd aims to offer high-quality Post-print equipment machinery for folding carton industry and greeting card industry at a price which is competitive in comparison to other premium-quality commercial machinery manufacturers in the market.
Lamina System AB, the world's leading supplier of sheet to sheet laminating/mounting and gluing machines will be present at stand number N4-D361.
Lamina is famous worldwide for its innovative approach to all of its product range, for buidling compact and operator friendly machines.
Lamina will display the Lamina Folder Gluer with 4-corner which is a very compact and effective fully automatic folder gluer.The machine is equipped with a non-stop suction belt feeder and a variety of guides and belts to handle standard one-point glued boxes or three-point glued crash lock boxes and the Lamina FA which is a highly accurate sheet to sheet fully automatic laminating/mounting machine. The machine can handle most of the existing material in the market.Petratto will partecipate in IPEX in the booth of its English representatives, IFS Intelligent Finishing Services. the booth number is N3 - D 291 .Petratto are well known world wide suppliers of innovative and unique post press machinery for Bookbinding, Packaging, Converting digital printing, Print finishing and Mailing markets. The comprehensive Product Range includes the METRO Versatile multifunction folder gluer, the new FP digital die-cutting machine, the Cordoba line of Creaser Folders and the new D-Sig machine for offset and digitally printed books. Petratto products are designed to automate operations normally associated with labour intensive and time consuming hand work.Petratto will display only their Metro machine, in the new version able to reach high speeds, 200 m/min.

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Mar 14, 2014

RENZ AT IPEX 2014, HALL N3 - STAND C 300
Mar 14, 2014

To show complete range of high speed punching and binding systems at IPEX, Renz are proud to demonstrate these systems in Hall N3 - Stand C 300


Renz is continually addressing new pressures in the finishing sector, mainly from the print-on-demand market, by introducing faster more automated equipment. These machines are designed to meet the needs of clients who use both professional and desktop solutions for small / medium and large print runs. The focus of Renz at IPEX is the automation of each step in the production of loose leaf binding, the main focus being to provide solutions for processing variable print runs. 
Some of the machines to be showcased are as follows:
AP 360 fully automatic modular high speed punch, with an output of up to 100,000 punched sheets per hour. It has the ability to handle mixed stock including polyprop covers. Modular die insertion allows any loose leaf punch pattern to be punched. This machine fits the gap between full inline floor standing systems and heavy duty bench top punches. It also complements the Renz wire binding machine ranges Mobi 360 / 500 for short to medium run book, photobook and calendar work.AB 500 HS semi-automatic high speed binding system is a semi-automatic binding machine where book blocks are placed on to the in-feed (table) and automatically ejected. The machine allows for less product handling and full automation of binding. The machine is also capable of binding calendar sets with either nail hole or calendar thumb cut. Also on show at the Renz stand will be a large selection of well-established punching machines. From fully automated punches offering short setup times of less than 5 minutes to our most comprehensive range of heavy duty bench top / floor standing systems catering for both short / medium runs in standard and wide format options.
Renz continue to offer flexible and powerful solutions for any size print run, which can also be tailored to fit customer specific needs and reduce the labor to produce your product. Why not pop along and have a look at the most comprehensive range of punching and binding systems for wire, coil, comb and a range of accessories and see how they could work for you.
Renz are proud to be leading the way in binding innovations with continual improvements to their binding technologies demonstrating their ability to react to customer demands’.
Using the latest Renz punching and binding machines you will be producing wire bound books, tent cards and calendars in both short and long run work demonstrating the key features of our product range for the digital printer, printer, print finisher, professional bindery, inplant, copy shop and bind on demand market.
Renz boasts the biggest range of punching and binding options including, Wire Comb Binding, Spiral Binding, Plastic Comb Binding, Punching & Perforating, Laminating Systems, Accessories and Personalized binding covers. Wire binding is increasingly becoming one of the most popular options for finishing documents such as books and presentations.Wire binding benefits are that the document can be opened 360 degrees without impacting on the documents’ strength. Loose leaf finishing is versatile, from calendar work through to book binding which allows the printer to fill their press all year round.

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Mar 14, 2014

MBO AT IPEX 2014, S3-E310, SOUTH HALL
Mar 14, 2014

Presented by FRIEDHEIM INTERNATIONAL, MBO will be at Stand No. S3-E310 (South Hall). 

Making its first appearance at a UK trade event will be the “modular” and “innovative” M80 folding machine from the new range recently launched by MBO. The introduction of this new range is described by the company as a whole new “future proof” concept in folding and, according to MBO, the new range is set to “revolutionize” the way print finishers think about folding from now on! 
The M80 on display at IPEX will be a Combi version and feature the R80 continuous feeder and A70 delivery unit for handling the folded sections. Being demonstrated alongside the M80 will be a Palamides Delta 703 fully automatic stacking and banding delivery system, which will be processing 16-page folded output.With the inclusion of ‘Modular Design Technology” on the M80 and the other model in the range – the M60 – what this means is that whatever specification of folder you initially choose, by purchasing and interchanging alternative units – such as for feeding and delivery – your original folder can become something totally different! This makes any combination of set-up possible and enables folding flexibility to reach new heights of simplicity. It also gives users the freedom to add or interchange components to meet whatever demands the market or individual jobs may dictate – hence MBO’s assertion that folding becomes “future proof”!
But one aspect has not changed! Just like its predecessors, the M80 and M60 will have the same robust and long lasting build quality that MBO is famous for, along with the highest reliability, productivity and precision standards in its class. All MBO has done now is taken folding adaptability to a whole new level!The new MBO M80 is ideal for B1 work, and has an infeed width of 83cm, while the M60 has B2 capability and an infeed width of 62 cm. Both folders are capable of working at a maximum production speed of up to 230 meters per minute. In terms of operation, the M80 and M60 both feature the new M1 machine control which, due to its intuitive touch screen, is said by MBO to be very user-friendly and capable of being easily operated by “almost anyone”!
At IPEX 2014, visitors will be able to see a new approach to the folding process that brings will it increased productivity and greater cost efficiencies, something that everyone in these difficult times is striving to achieve!”
Besides being able to view the MBO M80 Combi folder and Palamides Delta 703 stacking/banding system, visitors to the Friedheim International stand will also be able to obtain details on the rest of MBO’s range of folders.

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Feb, 2014

Feb 6, 2014

DYNAGRAPH IS APPOINTED QUADTECH MIDDLE EAST AND NORTHEAST AFRICA DISTRIBUTOR
Feb 6, 2014

Founded in 1979, QuadTech is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of control systems in more than 100 countries that help commercial, newspaper, packaging, and publication gravure printers improve their performance, productivity, and bottom line results.


QuadTech has chosen Dynagraph to be her exclusive distributor in the Middle East and Northeast Africa region.Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations. QuadTech is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV. It is a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, one of the largest and most technologically advanced printers in the world. QuadTech offers an extensive array of auxiliary controls, including its bestselling Register Guidance Systems, its award-winning Color Control System and its widely known Autotron line for packaging & converting as well as for commercial & newspaper printers. For more information on QuadTech and its product range please contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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Feb 6, 2014

THE NEW INNOVATIONS OF QUADTECH IN PACKAGING & CONVERTING MARKETS.
Feb 6, 2014

QuadTech, leader in the design and manufacture of control systems, provides reliable in-line solutions for packaging and converting that give consistent inspection and color measurement for virtually all types of packaging substrates.

As a result, the flexo/gravure packaging printer can meet the need for universal quality standards while minimizing waste and manual intervention. QuadTeck offers a well-conceived product range for Packaging & Converting Printers. Its products stand out for their superior reliability, ncluding: The QuadTech Color Quality Solution, which simplifies color preparation in packaging printing. This provides a standard spectral color measurement throughout the ink dispensing and printing stages.It enables automatic haring and processing of color data between in-line color measurement and off-line color measurement industry leader. It reduces waste and downtime, delivers Consistent and superior color quality and captures spectral data at full press speeds The QuadTech Color Measurement System with SpectralCam enables continuous, in-line monitoring of virtually all web-fed package materials with QuadTech's patent-pending web stabilizer technology. It captures images at 2500 dpi, meaning defects barely perceptible to the human-eye can be pinpointed and remedied without production stoppages.It accurately measures spectral response and calculates L*a*b*, ΔE,Density and ΔDensity... all at full press speeds.It expands your ability to achieve accurate color faster on a variety of substrates. The optional HD high resolution view of dot structure enables operators to quickly identify any issues.It ensures consistency and predictable results, Improves productivity and reduces waste.And the Autotron™ 2600 with ClearLogic™ Register Guidance System is an integrated, flexible and cost-efficient tool for minimizing waste and improving print quality across packaging and decorative printing applications.It is suitable for foil, film and paper, as well as for non-print processes such as die-cutting.Its unique scanning heads can detect a wide range of pale and low-contrast marks and are flexible to transition to any new production substrate. Dynagraph in collaboration with QuadTech work together to always ensure to provide you with the latest innovations in packaging and converting equipment, keeping you ahead from competition.

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Jan, 2014

Jan 24, 2014

SIGNS & GRAPHICS 2014 POST SHOW IMPRESSIONS
Jan 24, 2014

Dynagraph was happily surprised with the exhibition’s attendance. Customer flocked in large numbers to witness innovations in signs and graphics.

The 60 sqm stand seemed to however attract great attention and scrutiny by experts in the industry. Dynagraph’s presence however was not only felt on its stand but as an HP preferred channel partner it equally connected with customers to discuss mutual growth opportunities and the latest technologies available from HP, Optivision, Fotoba, Lasercomb and Caldera on the HP booth. However, the Signs & Graphics 2014 highlight was the introduction of the L3000 industrial printer that offers unparalleled printing quality, speed and productivity. HP L3000 had a great impact on customers from the Gulf region as many were looking at opportunities to reduce their sqm per print cost by maintaining an unparalleled quality. The large numbers of registered customers came especially from Saudi Arabia where four L3000 printers were already in operation. Customers equally explored the capabilities of the new and recently renamed L260 and L280 printers. Empowered by Caldera, the L280 printer displayed on the Dynagraph booth was in operation printing on “Optivision” Latex compatible media. The output quality on “Optivision” media was unmatched according to customers’ feedback as it offered vivid colors and sharp details at competitive prices. The Optivision laminator and the Fotoba WR64 automatic roll cutter otherwise presented great interest as the audience appreciated the precision, automation and speed of both devises. Fotoba and Optivision proved how large format printing tedious finishing jobs can be simplified to meet deadlines in quality.

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Jan 20, 2014

KODAK TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION DAY
Jan 20, 2014

The “Kodak Technology Innovation Day” was held in Riyadh, on the 19th of January, 2014 at the Marriott hotel and in Jeddah, on the 20th of January, 2014 at the Radisson Blue Jeddah to remind customers that despite Kodak’s recent restructuring the company remains a leading innovator and still an effective vendor of prepress, packaging & digital printing solutions.

The total number of participants to both events reached a staggering 200. That served as a stark reminder that Kodak remained a major player in the graphic arts industry and that its recent choice of resellers/ distributors meant it was well positioned to take advantage of future growth in the printing & packaging market. In fact, Kodak is resolved to regain its place as a player in packaging, prepress and digital printing.As a regional graphic arts leader Dynagraph has most recently joined Kodak and its worldwide network of resellers/ distributors. Its expertise in pre-sales, sales and its strong technical support not to mention the least Dynagraph’s historical ties to the Saudi printing industry make it an essential choice.The occasion was for Dynagraph who has been operating under the name Dynagraph Saudi Arabia Ltd. for the past 2 years in Riyadh and Jeddah to reconnect with key customers and friends.Mr. Abdo Khoury, Sales Manager Lebanon, Jordan joined from Dynagraph, Beirut and Mr. Antoine El Kara, Vice President, Dynagraph, Dubai to support and assist the local sales team lead by Mr. Abdul Ghani Ghneim, General Manager of Dynagraph Saudi Arabia Ltd. From Kodak’s regional office in Dubai Mr. Komal Sharma, Managing Director and Vice President, Mr. Kris Capiau, Business Manager, Mr. Rossen Miloushev, Digital Sales Consultant, Stephen Swan, Business Manager and Mr. Pratik Sardesai, Marketing Manager, were present as hosts of the event to show the company under its new image and introduce new disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions that will impact our daily lives.As well as review technologies where Kodak is already technology leader in digital printing, flexography, offset plate imaging devices and printing plates

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Oct, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

THE MANROLAND ONE TOUCH OPERATING CONCEPT
Oct 10, 2012

The new manroland operating concept makes the user a pilot who has all production processes under complete control.


One Touch is an operating system for all newspaper and commercial printing systems from manroland web systems that increases the control speed and tackles productivity. The press operator is ultimately elevated to a production process and quality control manager. The Control Center at the push of a button
Reducing complexity and creating flexibility:The functions are centrally accessed via the ControlPad, a touch screen where display and operation are combined. The user can now see and control everything at the same time: his own actions and the status of the press.
Moreover, the fully revised ergonomic screen design together with the new autoprint menu, minimizes the user‘s physical efforts and maximizes his efficiency.Independent of time and place, the printer controls and adjusts press settings with the MobilPad as an additional mobile console, and the UnitPad for operating the printing units during work on the press come together to form an optimally aligned system.autoprint and full automation
Everything practically proceeds by itself in the autoprint mode, as the menu guides the operator through the printing process like a navigation device. Background control processes are hidden; the operator can concentrate on controlling the quality. The APL components automate plate changes and plate transport within the press and are fully configured, nearly eliminating the need for manual interference by the printer. The operator can also use the monitor to track plate transport using APL logistics and manually intervene in the process if necessary.MobilPad, the mobile control consoleThe MobilPad is like a control panel that is placed in the charging station on the control desk and is in direct contact with it via wireless connection. The operator can take the MobilPad to or into the press for carrying out setting tasks (folding and cutting register) and has direct access to all control functions. The SlidePad, the tool for quality managementIt slides along a rail at the bottom of the control desk, combining the navigation with the colour control, fountain roller, water and colour register on a single screen. This accelerates the printing operation and cuts waste. The UnitPadThe functions of the control keypad on the individual printing units are taken over by the portable UnitPad with a touch-screen. The UnitPad is plugged into a component via a data cable, and then offers all relevant functions in this situation at this component. The One Touch concept of manroland web systems, has already brought success in the Middle East region with planned installations in early 2013.

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Oct 10, 2012

COLORMAN E:LINE ON A SHORT BUT SIGNIFICANT JOURNEY
Oct 10, 2012

Full speed ahead for installation plans in Kempten Here comes the next truck: another September day, another trip to Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag. 

Its cargo contains printing units and other components for the new COLORMAN e:line, having traveled the 130 kilometers from Augsburg’s manroland web systems. The world’s first installation and set-up of the COLORMAN e:line is running according to plan, with production set to commence at the start of 2013. The installation team in Kempten, eleven staff from manroland web systems and the Allgäuer Zeitung, take receipt of the COLORMAN e: line components. The pace then accelerates as routine kicks in: unloading, inserting, adjusting. And everyone, as usual, in high spirits.A similar situation with Markus Brehm, Managing Director of Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag.For him, the printing press heavyweight represents entrepreneurial opportunities.Those set to benefit from the groundbreaking technology are the customers, readers and staff, and thus the entire company. Because Brehm only knows one direction and that’s “up”. The Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag subscribes to the same thinking, i.e. that “Quality is the future”. “Quality in all aspects: the technology, the editorial office, the workplace, the staff, as well as customer and reader service,” explains Brehm. And at the heart of it all? The new COLORMAN e:line.Happy are those with automation A look at the technology shows the large extent to which Kempten has invested in quality. With the Allgäuer Zeitung, the decision was taken to use a third plate inking roller for a better printing result.Head of Production, Bastian Korbel, has high hopes for the many automation solutions used in the measurement and control systems, as well as the plate logistics.“We can achieve greater efficiency and a better standard of quality, our work is easier and jobs are secured. Our eight local editions for the Allgäuer Zeitung will now be produced on one system instead of two separate rotary presses.We are thus able to work more flexibly until the platforms finally come to a halt at two in the morning.” Korbel’s enthusiasm doesn’t stop there:“ An important element here is the fully automatic, robot-assisted APL plate changing system, which dramatically accelerates set-up times and thus production. The plate-changing process is controlled by the operator from the central control console, where the plates are placed in transport baskets. They are then transported to the manroland web systems at the IFRA 2012, Stand D740
APL robot with a home-built lift, where they are then changed.” The operator no longer needs to leave the ground. Overall, there is a feeling of anticipation at Kempten regarding the new technology and its promise to lighten the workload.It was precisely the ergonomic advantages of the COLORMAN e:line that played an important role from the very start of the decision-making process, confirms Korbel. “We want to create a more homogeneous working environment for our employees, coupled with a high quality of work.In addition to the plate logistics described, control systems are also very important, as is sound proofing to reduce noise. One particular feature here is the newly constructed, glazed central control console room that not only boasts the latest control technology, but also an impressive panoramic view.On one side of the colleagues is the COLORMAN e:line, on the other the mailroom lines – both impressive and inspirational. Korbel is certain of one thing here:  “Of course, you need to be familiar with the technology in order to exploit its full potential. Training has already taken place in Augsburg during the preparation phase, and we’ll continue to provide further training for our staff.”e:line stands for planning reliability In Kempten, the COLORMAN e:line comes equipped with four printing towers in a blanket-to-blanket system, four reel splicers and two folders.With a web width of 1,400 mm and a cylinder circumference of 1,020 mm, the press will produce copies of the Allgäuer Zeitung newspaper in Rhinic format with up to 45,000 cylinder revolutions per hour.Advertising journals and contract printing orders are added to this during the day. It is possible to print up to 90,000 newspaper copies per hour at a printing speed of 12.75 m/s. While it will be getting its big break in the German Allgäu region, the COLORMAN e:line has in fact been designed for those printing companies around the world looking to increase efficiency in newspaper printing and make a secure investment in a futureproof concept.Because the e:line version allows for the gradual, modular upgrade and retrofitting of the COLORMAN series 4-1, 4-2 and 6-2 newspaper printing systems, with a choice of quality, speed and commercial packages. All autoprint modules, such as those for plate logistics, job changeover or process control, can be combined or retrofitted as required.Ensuring the workflows run smoothly is the job of printnetwork, with its comprehensive selection of systems that includes prepress, printing, reporting, postprocessing and production data acquisition systems.Investment represents an opportunity For Markus Brehm, there is no getting around regular new investments and he has been involved in such projects five times already.“Business risks need to be taken. I want to discover new things in order to drive the company forward.I embark on these projects wholeheartedly, I want to set an example for fellow colleagues.” If the prospects are good, Brehm wastes no time in leading the way as the world’s first purchaser of a printing press generation.The COLORMAN e:line also meets Brehm’s requirements when it comes to providing both an internal and external message: “The press has to catch the customer’s attention. There is no need for me to explain that this is the best, the latest and the fastest technology. That’s obvious.” Brehm is certainly expecting to garner plenty of attention from other publishing houses and readers with the COLORMAN e:line:“ The Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag is an open-minded company – and that’s not only reflected in its glass front facade.More than 200 groups with altogether around 5,000 visitors pay a visit each year. We place particular importance on promoting young talent; students and even kindergarten children have visited the premises. This is something that we, as initiators, and our 1,000 employees are very proud of.”

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Sep, 2012

Sep 26, 2012

MINISERT: AUTOMATIC INSERTING AT THE ENTRY LEVEL
Sep 26, 2012

World premiere in Hinwil for a new inserting line. Only four months after presentation of the concept study at Drupa 2012, the new MiniSert inserting line was showcased live at Ferag AG’s Pressday 2012 in Hinwil. 

On the threshold of automatic insertingAt Drupa 2012, Ferag presented MiniSert, a concept for easy and cost-effective entry into the mechanized inserting process. Only four months later, international customers and a cross-section of the trade press were able to witness its world premiere.At the Ferag AG headquarters in Hinwil, MiniSert was showcased for the first time as a marketable solution operating under real production conditions. MiniSert is aimed at newspaper markets that have until now inserted manually, although their volume of inserts would justify a change to the automatic process. Cross Ready for production after one weekThanks to MiniSert, newspaper printers now have the option to make an inexpensive change to automatic inserting. At a comparatively low operating cost and a disproportionately high degree of production security, the inserting process can be brought to a new performance level. The design of MiniSert is modular. The main components are the hopper group, the inserting module and the stacker. After an assembly and training phase lasting one week only, MiniSert is ready to go.A lot of performance in a compact formatMiniSert produces up to 20,000 finished products every hour. The inserting sequence uses the tried-and-tested rotary principle to guarantee high process stability combined with smooth running up into the peak speed ranges.The main products are opened by a lap-opener, synchronized with the rotary motion. Integrated missing-copy control ensures that only complete finished products get through to distribution. The finished bundles are removed from the stacker and strapped manually in a nearline process.The hopper sector can be expanded in steps from two to four to six inserts using double modules. The InterHopper hoppers are easy and comfortable to operate, and like the inserting line as a whole are distinguished by excellent ergonomics and a performance that is totally non-critical as far as a wide spectrum of formats and products is concerned.

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Sep 26, 2012

“ONE HUNDRED MILLION PUBLICATIONS…AND MORE”
Sep 26, 2012

The ROLAND 300 five-colour press supplied to Boejinga Printing in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands is more than proving its worth.


“One hundred million publications says something about the machine. That a printing company is able to produce 100,000,000 impressions in nine years says something about the quality of the press.Right?” Enthusiastic owner Marc Schoonebeek is all too happy to talk about the super-productive ROLAND 300 five-colour press and the three other manroland printing presses at Boejinga Printing. Schoonebeek considers the company, comprising twenty-three employees, to be as complete a printing office as any other. It specialises in printing labels for cardboard packaging.“ Think, for example, about boxes for games from Jumbo, or the paint boxes from Talens.” “A press with so many impressions to its name is not something you see too often,” Schoonebeek agrees. “You could compare it to cars. With some brands, it’s definitely not unusual if they are still fully operational, even with 600,000 km on the clock.It’s a question of good use, maintenance and quality.It’s the same case with this press”. Whether it is the machinery or the production, Beojinga stands for quality. This is the reason why the graphic company was honoured as Sappi Printer of the Year in the brochures category last year. A must have Despite the enormous production, the ROLAND 300 five-colour press is still the most important machine for the ‘printing needs’ at the Boejinga Printing.“The fifth tower is a full-fledged printing tower,” says Schoonebeek. “This tower is useful for spot varnishing, all-over coating, or as a fifth colour, for example, five-colour advertising printing jobs for the cosmetics industry. For the production of stickers for the cardboard industry, the press is equipped with four colours and coating.This fifth tower is a must-have. A normal four-colour-press is unthinkable for our needs.” Press ParcJust like his predecessors, Schoonebeek trusts manroland. “Our company has definitely been using ROLAND printing presses for at least 22 years, and they were certainly around even prior to that.”Since he took over in 2000, Schoonebeek has been the sole owner of the ninety-year-old company.“ When I stepped in twelve years ago, there were six ROLAND 200 two-colour presses and the films for the printing plates were still being mounted by hand. That simply wasn’t efficient enough.”Upon the takeover, Boejinga purchased the ROLAND 300 five-colour press. Besides the ROLAND 300 five-colour press, there is also a ROLAND 500 five-colour press, and among others, two ROLAND 200 two-colour machines (form the old collection) and a ROLAND Practica. The hand mounting has been replaced with a Fujifilm Luxel V6 CtP plate-setter with FujiFilm Pro-V chemical free offset-plates and XMF workflow. “Apart from that, we can still process films.There are clients for repeat orders who only have the original films.”Internal EfficiencyMeanwhile, Boejinga Printing and manroland Benelux are looking back on the years of successful collaboration. Apart from the presses and the prepress, there is also the advanced cutting configuration advised and supplied by manroland Benelux.“Brand loyalty offers nothing but business advantages,” Schoonebeek acknowledges. “All our printing towers are able
to be interchanged and that offers flexibility and increased internal efficiency.Our pre-press only needs one plate format for full production.Furthermore, a seven-colour printing assignment, for example, is simple to spread across the presses.” About manroland sheetfed manroland sheetfed GmbH began trading on 10 February 2012, following the acquisition of the sheetfed division of the insolvent manroland AG by British industrialist Tony Langley and Langley Holdings PLC {www.langleyholdings.com ).manroland sheetfed employs around 1000 people at the HQ in Offenbach, Germany and over 2000 staff worldwide, in over 40 subsidiaries.

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Sep 26, 2012

FFEI SHORTLISTED FOR MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
Sep 26, 2012

FFEI are proud to have been shortlisted for the institution of Mechanical Engineers’ 

Manufacturing Excellence 2012 Awards Hemel Hempstead’s printing technologies manufacturer FFEI Ltd has been shortlisted for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence 2012 awards.John Mortimer, FFEI’s Operations Director said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s awards. Having invested heavily in our capabilities in recent years it will be a pleasure for the team to demonstrate our achievements to the assessors.” Philippa Oldham, Head of Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said: “FFEI is a great business that is helping to keep manufacturing at the heart of Hemel Hempstead’s economy.“ The Manufacturing Excellence programme is not just about celebrating manufacturing success around the country, but about providing practical advice for businesses to help them improve and excel even further.”Manufacturing Excellence assessors and moderators will be visiting the FFEI plant on Monday 24 September. FFEI has been shortlisted for the Logistics and Operational Efficiency; Business Development and Change Management and Financial Management awards.Manufacturing Excellence, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the most successful and long established manufacturing support programme in the UK, and the only one that provides a detailed benchmarking and assessment process to help improve manufacturing businesses. As part of the Manufacturing Excellence programme companies are asked to conduct an in-depth self assessment and those who complete one or more of the eight parts receive a free, bespoke and confidential benchmark report.The best companies in each module receive a free visit from a team of expert assessors who verify the audit responses and offer practical advice and suggestions for the business. The winning companies in each category will receive an award at the Manufacturing Excellence Award Ceremony at the Dorchester in London on 27 November.

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Sep 5, 2012

OPEN HOUSE AT EDELMANN PRINTING MACHINES FROM SEPTEMBER 20TH TO 22ND, 2012 IN BEERFELDEN, GERMANY
Sep 5, 2012

During the open house, Edelmann will show two Rotary-Web Presses in production: the worldwide singular Star-Print V-76 with its unique features and the Evo-Print V-52,  the smaller version. 

Star-Print V-76 The machine Model Star-Print V76 is a size variable web-press as a hybrid solution, combining offset, flexo or rotaryscreen and gravure. The Star-Print being position variable, each print technology can be placed on any printing position and the print circumference is stepless. Any circumference between 24” and 44“ can be printed and processed. The exhibit Star-Print V-76 consists of unwinder, infeed, web guide, 2 web dust cleaners, corona unit, one flexo unit for opaque white, six offset units with sleeve insert up to 1118 mm print repeat, two flexo unit for varnish and rewinder. During the Open House Event, the model shown will be with a web width of 30” available also with a web width of 20 ½” and 36 1/3” and as an option there is also a 38” available. The machine will be shown with flexible foil packaging printing, but also preprinted board will be available. Last but not least the patented Edelmann sleeve printing system is based on aluminium sleeves with a hardened bearer to bearer system, guaranteeing real offset quality. There are many optional systems integrated like automatic ink control, automatic register control, uv-curing, hot air dryer and some more.Evo-Print V-52The second exhibit, is an EVO-Print V52 with two offset units in reel to sheet, that is manufactured to printing houses for pharmaceutical inserts as it produces pharmaceutical inlays. The Evo-Print V-52 is a little roll to sheet machine with 2 colours and turner bar.The sheeter is a vacuum sheeter.Edelmann will equip the machine with two digital printing heads. This digital system, called “Aquarius” is an inkjet solution in DOD and it is based on kyocera printing heads, with a high speed up to 300m/min at 600x300 dpi with water based ink.

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Jul, 2012

Jul 3, 2012

HP LATEX INKS
Jul 3, 2012

HP uses a growing line of large format printers featuring HP Latex Printing technology, including the Designjet L25500, L26500, L28500 and Scitex LX600, LX820 and LX850. 

It is an awarded technology, with the HP Scitex LX800 Printer which won Top Product in the 2011 Wide Format Imaging Awards, ‘Output Device – Wide Format Printer (96 inches+)’ category; the HP Designjet L25500 Printer has been named ‘Best Eco-friendly Wide Format Inkjet printer’ by the Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories (BERTL); HP earned ‘Best Innovation in Environmentally Friendly Inks’ by BERTL for its HP Latex Inks and the HP Designjet L25500 earned the European Digital Press Association's award for ‘BEST Wide Format Printer up to 1.6 meters in 2010’. HP large-format printers, HP Latex Inks and printheads and original HP printing materials are designed to work together to ensure reliable, consistent results with every print. HP Latex Inks are pigmented, water-based inks designed for commercial and industrial printing applications. From outdoor signage to indoor displays, HP Latex Inks offer the versatility to print on a broad range of medias, more than 500 printing materials from papers to vinyls to fabrics, on both coated and uncoated or even low-cost uncoated media while enabling high-productivity printing.And more, HP Latex Inks provide vivid and durable prints characterized by a print’s scratch, smudge and water-resistance, with a display permanence of up to 3 years for unlaminated outdoors and up to 5 years unlaminated indoors.Achieve excellent image quality, produce prints with high resolution up to 1200 dpi, wide gamut and saturated colors, suitable for both long-and short distance viewing. HP Latex Inks were developed with HP Thermal Inkjet printheads in six-color writing systems that provide high quality at high productivity without requiring daily manual maintenance of printheads or service calls for printhead replacement, enabling at the same time unattended printing. Job production is streamlined and overall productivity is improved because prints are dry out of the printer and ready to display, finish, or prepare for shipment.There is no interruption in workflow by waiting for prints to dry, and additional floor space and production steps are not required for passing prints through an external print dryer or for air-drying prints. Prints can be laminated immediately using cold, hot, or liquid processes. HP Latex Inks also offer double-sided printing capabilities with less user intervention and more accurate and automated registration, eliminating the error of back to back registration and saving time by choosing the double sided printing option from the rip, load the media and the program automatically aligns and guides the substrate through the printer.With this, the HP Latex Inks were designed with the environment in mind, providing an improved printing environment because they do not require special handling, contain no materials requiring hazard warning labels, and are non-flammable and non-combustible.Unlike solvent inks, HP Latex Inks are made from completely recyclable materials, the ink’s main ingredients are latex polymer and pigment particles, its composition is 70% water and 30% additives, offering odorless prints, which makes them ideal for any location where odor is a concern.

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Jun, 2012

Jun 27, 2012

UAE BASED BREAK MEDIA OPTS FOR AN HP LX850
Jun 27, 2012

Established in October 2008 in Dubai, Break Media specialized in large format digital printing and branding solutions chose to invest in an HP LX850 last March.

 The choice was easy for Mr. Tamim Abou Chakra, CEO of Break Media, who finds the HP machine ‘very reliable and one of the best machine now in the market’; additionally Mr. Abou Charkra was not indifferent about the support from Dynagraph, described as ‘great support and very friendly team’. Choosing the LX850, enables Break Media to ‘increase the capacity of their production and having the Latex technology within their printing services’ leaves Break Media with an eco-friendly technology, featuring versatility such as printing on different types of media for indoor and outdoor applications, at a high quality and fast.Optionally available ‘ The Dual roll and front and back as well as the 3 pass mode for outdoor frontlit banner print’ is a feature particularly liked by Mr. Abou Chakra, which boost the productivity, taking advantage of a level of unattendeness similar to single-roll printing.Last but not least, the investment in the HP LX850 helps resolve Break Medias’ bottleneck problems, ‘the backlit printing mode for black color is solid color output’Overall Mr. Abou Chakra rates his newly acquired HP LX850 at a ‘8/10 in terms of speed and quality’.

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Jun 27, 2012

ROYAL IMAGE LLC, DUBAI INVESTS IN AN HP FB500
Jun 27, 2012

With ‘the objective to service the outdoor and indoor advertising industry in the UAE’, 

Royal Image LLC established in 2005, invested in a new HP Flatbed FB500, adding to its ‘various latest version of State of the Art Machines in the field of Digital Printing and Digital Imaging’ including its HP LX850 installed earlier this year.The HP FB500 is a 64-inch, UV-curable printing solution that enables digital and screen printers, converters and large repro houses to bring rigid-printing capabilities in-house.Addressing a wide range of applications, including point-of-purchase displays, exhibition graphics, interior décor, directional signage and 3D displays, the FB500 expands the type of projects print service providers can take on. Offer new applications like matte/gloss, full bleeds and double-sided prints, a feature particularly liked by Royal Image LLC.Precisely for this versatility and its reliable and consistent quality of up to 1200 x 600 optimized dpi, Mr. Bassam Daoud, Managing Director at Royal Image LLC, invested in an HP machine, ‘to complement our line of business and reinforce offering services under one roof.’Since ‘facing bottlenecks with other printing machines in terms of productivity and the various substrates used for printing’, the HP FB500 is the perfect addition, capable of loading, printing and collecting up to four sheets of media simultaneously, and prints at speeds of up to 398 ft2/hr.Now with the HP machine in full production at their factory, Royal Image LLC will be able to offer its increased environmental friendly customers, eco-friendly prints. Dynagraph, as one of HP resellers, was pleased to assist Mr. Daoud in his endeavor to answer his needs.In reply, Mr. Daoud’s choice of Dynagraph as distributor says ‘Dynagraph has proved quite instrumental in understanding and subsequently servicing our requirements by addressing the shortfalls we were experiencing before.This has been made possible by the unabated effort to understand our requirements and the requirements of our customers and proposing tailor made solutions to those requirements.We are fully satisfied with the service and support as we speak the same language. We are happy with the service we are getting and look forward to strengthen this relationship in future.’

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May, 2012

May 30, 2012

MANROLAND SHEETFED HAILS DRUPA A GREAT SUCCESS
May 30, 2012

Offenbach 17 May 2012. It’s been just three months since the sheetfed division of insolvent manroland AG was rescued from insolvency and, as widely expected, manroland aficionado’s from around the world beat a path to the new manroland sheetfed GmbH booth in Hall 6 at Messe Dusseldorf. 

Those that made the journey were not to be disappointed.With well over 10, 000 presses installed, manroland users worlwide breathed a collective sigh of relief that an investor had come forward in February and at drupa 2012 the new company showed that it was not only very much alive and kicking, but maintaining its reputation for innovation by unveiling several new developments to its 700 and 900 series machines. The company also confirmed that it would continue selling and developing its entire product range and added that it would not be discontinuing certain press formats, despite the predictions of some industry commentators. Manroland sheetfed has dedicated followers, especially with high end application and packaging print customers, many believing that when it comes to quality, speed and reliability, there is nothing to touch ROLAND machines and visitors came to the booth in numbers.The company reported over 3000 visitors and announced good press sales either confirmed or agreed at the fair, which represents over 30% of the company's planned production for 2012. Together with existing pre-drupa orders, the firm says it expects to reach or exceed all of its targets for this year and with re-structuring largely completed during the short period of Administration, it is in line to post a profit within the current year.Describing the company's presence at the 2012 event as "a success in itself", Board Member Rafael Penuela, speaking from the famous drupa "red sofa", said that as well as showcasing its technological developments, the company had a special task to fulfil at this drupa: to show the world and the print community, that the company was back.Citing the firm's drupa motto, "The legend goes on", he said that that task had been firmly achieved and that the show had been a great success. He said that the company had settled down well in the first 100 days under new ownership and that it would not be going back to how the old manroland company was managed in the past, saying that the new company was being shaped in a different way, under the guidance of Langley, its new and highly experienced industrial shareholder, becoming more "Mittelstand" in style.In his staff round up of the show on day 13, Penuela said that visitors to the new manroland had sensed the tremendous team spirit existing amongst the firm's 100-plus drupa team and that feedback from the many visitors to the stand had been overwhelmingly positive.

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May 30, 2012

MANROLAND WEB SYSTEMS: THRILLING DRUPA RESULTS
May 30, 2012

“Our autoprint innovations for commercial and newspaper printing, the revolutionary operating concept, and the pressupdate portfolio have very obviously impressed customers all over the world. 

Our wide range of established and new products has also played a significant role,” is how Peter Kuisle, Member of the Executive Board at manroland web systems, summarizes the company’s success at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf. Kuisle goes on to say: “Our expectations have been met in full, the response of customers and their trust in manroland web systems is extremely high.For this we thank all our staff and services providers who have worked hard for our success at drupa 2012.” Numerous large customers signed contracts, among them Axel Springer, Kraft-Schlötels, and the Times of India, thus endorsing their further cooperation with manroland web systems. And so the company proved conclusively at drupa that it will remain the high-performance business partner for the printing and media industry. The Augsburg printing systems specialists have a long project list for the coming months, the order volume from drupa amounts to around 70 million euros.Large orders for newspaper and commercial web presses placed at drupa
The high performance of the products and high level of project expertise offered by manroland web systems was rewarded by numerous press sales, including the world’s largest commercial web offset printing system, a two web, 80-page LITHOMAN for Kraft-Schlötels. Further orders for commercial web presses prove the attractiveness of High Volume printing such as an 80-page LITHOMAN sold to a customer in Europe.Most visitors were impressed by the concepts precisely configured to meet the customers’ needs. The Indian newspaper market remains one of the most dynamic in the world. Besides a comprehensive pressupdate for the Hindustan Times, manroland web systems booked the largest newspaper press order placed at drupa. The Times of India ordered seven REGIOMAN printing towers and three folders. Great interest was also shown in the radically new operating concept with intuitive touch screen technology, which will first be delivered in Europe with a COLORMAN, XXL.The COLORMAN e:line design, shown live for the first time in Düsseldorf, was also widely admired.Pressupdate: a key competitive factorThe printservices portfolio from manroland web systems is playing an increasingly important role for increasing production efficiency over the entire press life cycle.Whether in India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, or right across Europe, many printers and publishers rely on retrofits and upgrades from the manroland web systems printservices portfolio. A modular retrofit significantly increases the efficiency of newspaper and commercial printers.

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May 15, 2012

MANROLAND TO MAINTAIN ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE
May 15, 2012

Manroland Sheetfed (Hall 6, stand D27) has said it is entering an “exciting” period following what it has described as an “amazing” first 100 days of ownership under Langley Holdings. 

The press giant is using drupa to show a raft of innovations to its Roland 700 and 900 platforms as well as enhancements, including a hybrid digital print system. Describing its presence at the 2012 event as a success in itself given its troubles, Manroland said it will continue to sell and develop its entire product line and not discontinue some models as some had expected. On display at drupa is an eightcolour Roland 700 HiPrint LV press, designed for high-volume packaging converters. Manroland has developed a new module that includes a suction cylinder with adapted grippers that fit between the inkjet heads and the substrate. This enables integration of single or multiple printheads that are fixed to a print bar and which covers the entire printable sheet area. Capable of 600dpi mono at 7,000 sheets per hour (sph) or 300dpi at 14,000sph, the technology has been developed with Atlantic Zeisser, but Manroland said heads from other companies would also work. Other enhancements include an in-line foiler system, an increased top speed from 16,000sph to 17,000sph and a new version of InlineInspector that comes equipped with PDF verification.Rafael Peñuela Torres, executive vice-president and member of the board at Manroland Sheetfed, said this hybrid module will not be commercially available until at least the end of 2012.

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May 15, 2012

NOW STARTING: MANROLAND WEB SYSTEMS
May 15, 2012

The takeover of the web press business by L. Possehl from Lübeck, Germany, means realignment for Manroland Web Systems.

 At drupa 2012 the company will demonstrate that it is a powerful business partner with a new performance and innovation capacityManroland Web Systems offers high performance in every press class: from the 4-page Cromoman up to the 24-page Colorman XXL, and from the highly flexible 16-page Rotoman up to the high volume Lithoman for 96 A4 pages per cylinder revolution. Highly efficient new automation and process integration developments, as well as service offers and upgrade solutions will set a course at drupa.“We want to offer new, economical leeway to the creativity of newspaper producers today and tomorrow,” says Peter Kuisle, Sales, Service, and Marketing Director of Manroland Web Systems. Upgrades such as miniplough and UV dryer provide the technical preconditions. A retrofittable Quick Start system enhances productivity and reduces waste rates.Sure to become the highlight for newspaper printers, though, is the new Colorman E-Line with its groundbreaking construction objectives: effective, efficient, easy to operate, energy-saving and excellent quality. “The most important ‘e’ stands for efficient – for our customers definitely the decisive argument in favor of the new press series”, says Peter Kuisle.Performance for Heatset
In heatset web offset, new press concepts such as the Rotoman Hi Print and the Rotoman Direct Drive provide customers with competitive advantages for their specific markets.The high volume segment gains momentum worldwide through innovative 32-page concepts as well as through the 96-page Lithoman S which opens new markets to offset printing featuring 4.32 million A4 pages per hour. By now Manroland has delivered three 96-page presses with customers being fond of the performance. Two more presses have been ordered recently.Versatile services around printing provide the framework for the long-lasting performance of the press. As service partner Manroland is a competent, powerful and reliable partner. “Thanks to the joined management of sales and service and coordinated responsibilities we can react even faster and more individualy to customers’ demands in the future,” says Kuisle.Tuning is not only a topical trend in the automobile industry. In the printing industry, though, it is not about optical advancements. Manroland Web Systems with its pressupdate program offers a performance range that prolongs the machine life and enhances the profitability of web offset presses. The possibilities include the renewal of single components, upgrades for controlling and sensor technology, general overhauls, reconfiguration and extension of existing presses.Possehl’s roofThe takeover of the web press business by L Possehl & Co. mbH from Lübeck, Germany, as their tenth business division means a realignment for Manroland Web Systems GmbH. Capacities and company strategy today match the present market demands.Medium-size structures and behaviour create new leeway to quickly and targetedly react to customers’ requirements.Manroland Web Systems GmbH was founded in February 2012. Under the roof of Possehl group it manufactures web offset printing systems for newspaper and magazine printing.The Managing Director is Uwe Lüders who also is Chairman of the Board of Possehl group. Uwe Lüders is being supported by a management team of five.Peter Kuisle, Vice President Sales at Manroland for many years, heads the service and sales divisions, complemented by the technical division led by Dieter Betzmeier.Franz Gumpp is responsible for the production and purchasing division. Company development and human resources management are led by Dr Daniel Raffler. Dirk Rauh is leading the commercial division.Around 1,500 employees work for Manroland Web Systems GmbH in Augsburg and elsewhere. Moreover the capacities of the Manroland site in Plauen are being used via a long-term delivery contract for components. Looking ahead lüders is optimistic: “We have an excellent skilled staff, a good market position and ultra-modern and highly efficient products. Talking to customers I have learnt that we are needed as a reliable partner in the future, too.”The new company aims at annual sales of about €300 million continuing the new presses business as well as the service and spare parts business.

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Apr, 2012

Apr 28, 2012

PLANATOL PRESENTS INNOVATIONS AT DRUPA FOR FOLD-GLUING SYSTEMS, ADHESIVES AND BINDING MACHINES ON STAND A07 IN HALL 13
Apr 28, 2012

Planatol Group, since 80 years an established partner of printers, packaging manufacturers, bookbinders and coating companies, will show a number of innovations at drupa 2012, in the field of fold-gluing systems, adhesives and binding machines. 

Fold-Gluing Systems Planatol offers high-performance systems for fold-gluing in web printing. The systems for longitudinal gluing Combijet 9NET and 9DT produce exact glue lines and consume very little adhesive. They distinguish themselves by applicator heads with a service life of hundreds of millions of switching cycles. The gluing nozzles are made of ceramic and last for more than 400,000 km of contact application. At drupa, Planatol will show the new system cabinet of Combijet 9NET in a modern and compact design. The media compartment inside the cabinet has also been improved: The components are now more conveniently arranged and are therefore better accessible for maintenance purposes. Furthermore, new functions such as web edge scanning and glue line monitoring will be presented at drupa. Web edge scanning means that a sensor scans the paper web which will stop the glue application when the web is not there. With glue line monitoring a constant glue application can be ensured.Planatol is the only supplier world-wide offering cross-web gluing systems by means of which paper ribbons can be glued together also across the web travel. Products in short-grain size can thus be realized. At drupa, Planatol will show Crossjet, a new product study of a gluing system which is based on a special valve technique allowing non-contact application in cross-web gluing for the first time.Glue dots are shot onto the paper web with high-end applicator heads which are arranged across the web. Even at maximum speed a glue dot will be positioned in an exact way.With the sophisticated control system the glue can be placed at any position on variable formats, as it is required, for example, in rotogravure printing. First trial runs have already proved to be successful. Crossjet is soon to replace the existing generation of cross-web gluing systems.Adhesives based on 80 years of experiencePlanatol offers high-performance adhesives for bookbinding, fold gluing, forms and mailings, print finishing, packaging as well as for labels and other applications. The whole range of adhesive technologies is covered, from dispersions to PSA, EVA and PUR hot melts.
At drupa, Planatol will present a diversity of innovations from the adhesive laboratory: For glossy film lamination, Planatol has developed a new dispersion adhesive which features excellent adhesion properties with a reduced amount of cross linking agent, thus saving costs for customers. The new laminating adhesive can be used both as a 1-component and a 2-component system. For perfect binding, Planatol HM 2941 will be presented, a new EVA hot melt which excels with its very low processing temperature, reducing energy costs in the production process. This new adhesive offers excellent strength of the perfect binding and can also be used in the two-shot process.Another highlight at drupa will be Planatol’s new PSA adhesive for casemaking. The PSA is resistant to temperature variations and ensures absolutely flat book covers in winter and optimum production speeds in summer.It is easy to process and provides excellent adhesion even on difficult cover materials.Planatol’s PUR hot melts offer excellent processing properties and very high strength as well as a high temperature resistance.Specifically for the requirements of perfect binding, a new PUR adhesive has been developed, which – for the first time – combines the advantages of the PUR technology with a perfect lay-flat ability.With the versatile Planatol PUR 2880, an additional low-emission variant and other types, Planatol covers all applications in book production. Planax binding machines and Plana adhesive productsAt drupa, Planatol will present the successful Planax Copy Binder 5 in a new design. This office binding machine enables to bind single documents or short print runs professionally and in a high quality.It excels with high performance, easy operation and a favourable price.The newly developed Planax Strips are used as binding spines. These thermo binding strips made of linen have an adhesive coating which ensures excellent durability – even with difficult papers.In addition, Planatol’s presentation will include the Plana Dots from the Plana product line. Plana Dots are glue dots made from pressure sensitive hot melt adhesive for all kinds of professional packaging applications for printed products.

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Apr 28, 2012

FERAG AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 28, 2012

At drupa 2012, Ferag will be ready with innovations and developments for the production of newspapers, magazines and advertising titles in Hall 15, Stand C25.

 TapeFix is a new way to secure insert collections.So processes in the production of advertising freesheets become simpler and less expensive. TapeFix takes the place of a wrapper, making sure that the collections stay together. TapeFix is also an inexpensive alternative for inserting supplements as part of the newspaper production process. In the area of polybagging, PolyPacer now processes bundles in the DIN A4 to A5 range of formats. By offsetting the inkjet head, or attaching a second head, inline labeling is possible on packed or unpacked products. MiniSert, meanwhile, lets you take a straightforward, low-cost step from the manual to automatic inserting process. The modular inserting line means that a modest capital outlay can bring inserting production to a new performance level with a low cost basis.In newspaper production, the trend is increasingly towards top performance – with the shortest production routes from the folder delivery to the loading docks. Everything points towards the online inserting process, as can be assured by Ferag technology alone. Production on the inserting system is at 75,000 cph.Now, the Accraply application module can be integrated in front of the JobStack 90 compensating stacker inlet. The solution shows how the MemoStick advertising format can also be used on simple, inexpensive online configurations incorporating components from WRH Marketing AG’s JobFolio series.

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Apr 27, 2012

IBERICA AT DRUPA 2012 IN HALL 16, STAND B03
Apr 27, 2012

At Drupa 2012, Iberica will present its models of sheet-fed platen die cutters too; Speed 105 (standard) and Speed K 105 (with blanking facility), incorporating the latest technical innovations.

 Their most important developments are the new non-stop feeder system and the new register control system. The SPEED Series is the High Technology Automatic Platen Press designed by IBERICA AG. This press is built to IBERICA’s high exacting standards, using original production processes to ensure long life and high productivity. Including many advanced electronic devices, the SPEED Series is one of the fastest and most precise pieces of equipment in its sector. The SPEED Series can be equipped with the new Print Mark Register System for the front and side-lays. A fully automatic non-stop feeder and a full logistics system, completely removes manual handling of incoming and outgoing piles.Other models in the Iberica platen die-cutters range include the Optima Series, it is their basic Automatic Platen Press; since its launch in 2008, the OPTIMA Series have evolved and now includes many of the features developed for the SPEED Series.With its "operator friendly" innovations and ease of handling, this model maintains IBERICA’s quality of build and performance the combination of which generates a significant increase in productivity. The versatility of the OPTIMA Series gives the possibility to die-cut several types of substrate including paper, plastic, board and corrugated material. The comprehensive range of optional equipment allows the configuration of the "perfect" Die-Cutter giving our customers the ideal machine for all of their requirements in the Packaging Industry. Last but not least, the 144 Series are the latest version of the large format machines designed by IBERICA AG. With a maximum punching pressure of 600 tonnes, these units will ensure a perfect and accurate cut whilst running a comprehensive range of materials. The new transport system and oil conditioner means high productivity along with accuracy and stability in production.

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Apr 27, 2012

NEW VEGA FOLDER GLUERS A WORLD PREMIERE AT DRUPA 2012 ON THE VEGA STAND B39 IN HALL 10
Apr 27, 2012

The Italian specialist in folder gluer, VEGA GROUP, will exhibit two new lines of folder gluers: the VEGA MIRA 82 and the VEGA POLARIS 110. 

The VEGA MIRA 82 will be equipped with the Braille module which allows to make the embossing directly in the folder gluer and in the MBA Module, ensuring the perfect alignment of the blank during the production processing. The machine will be also complete with the devices fit for checking the Braille writing, the bar code, the quantity of glue distributed from the lower gluing wheel and the automatic ejector for the wrong boxes.The VEGA POLARIS 110 will be equipped with the 4/6 corners devices, the MBA module which guarantees, besides the perfect alignment of the different kind of boxes, also a quick and safe start-up of the machine.The machine will be complete with two squaring systems for crash lock bottom boxes ; one positioned in the trombones section and the other positioned in the frontal part of the collector.
The VEGA POLARIS 110 will be also equipped with three cameras fit for checking the quantity and the length of the vinylic glue distributed by the High pressure guns.

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Apr 27, 2012

HEIBER & SCHROEDER AT DRUPA 2012 IN HALL 10, BOOTH C24 AND AN OPEN HOUSE IN PARALLEL
Apr 27, 2012

Leader in window patching equipment, Heiber & Schroeder will be exhibiting the well-known WPS 1100 with tube forming attachment.

 The WPS 1100 is equipped with the well proven timed belt feeder (BF), two conveyor chains (in double track version 4 chains), adjustable in length direction by quick change driver blocks for precise positioning and in cross direction by means of spindles. The chains run in plastic guides. The top guide bars meanwhile can be lifted together pneumatically by pushbutton to facilitate set-up. Rubber rollers take over the blanks from the chain station and transfer them via vacuum belts to the delivery.The gluing unit works according to the principle of a doctor blade, with laterally limited glue application. The glue application is executed by a height adjustable stencil cylinder on the flat lying blank which lies on the suction belt. The foil and lining material station consists of an unwind shaft with clamping cones and brake per each lane, a web infeed, a rotary cross cutter and an application cylinder.The cross cutter and the application cylinder are both provided with suction and blower air control for transportation of the window/lining material. Even during machine operation, the cut-off length of the material can be digitally set from minimum to maximum. The delivery scope of the basic machine is completed with a digital speed counter, a counter for the total production figures with photocell as well as the following control devices: blank positioning control behind the feeder, in order to avoid jam in the chain conveyor unit and jam control in the blank delivery section. As the CE 1000-2 will be shown with a four corner tray with lid. Flexibly designed, the CE 1000 can process a wide range of materials as thin as 200 gsm board or as thick as 1.5 mm corrugated. Applications include all kinds of food packaging, like trays with glue flaps inside/outside, clam sheels with glue flaps inside or outside, trays with one lid and chip scoops, in part for the Quick Service restaurants market. The Carton Erecting and Tray Forming CE1000 machine stands for an economic production, saving you the cost of die-cutting, folding and gluing, and packing.Equipped with the world’s most sold feeder principle, an electronically controlled timed belt feeder through which precut forms are fed, the CE1000 features a teach-in-function for setting the job, there is no need to measure the carton or to use cams, hence the feed length and timing can be carried out in less than a minute. Its gluing unit is fitted with 6 individually movable units, from which 4 normal and 2 double-width glue pots and bottles, for a cold glue application from the top. The bottle is placed to maintain a constant glue level automatically and the glue quantity is metered by a small and easy to handle thump wheel. In the forming station the blanks are controlled by top and bottom belts for accelerated transportation to the forming tower. The standard forming tower comprises the equipment for the majority of standard trays, except for the individual forming blocks.
In parallel, Heiber & Schroeder is organizing an open house at their factory, where they will be exhibiting a CE 1000 producing a clam shell tray.Additionally displayed will be the WPH 450, a sealing machine for the gluing of film onto milk or juice cartons and a WP master with die cutting equipment and UF feeder.

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Apr 25, 2012

MBO IS WELL-PREPARED FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE
Apr 25, 2012

Due to the economic crisis of the last years many companies in the printing industry repositioned themselves, adjusted their product range to the new requirements of their customers and optimised their own structure. 

The folding specialist MBO with their headquarters in Oppenweiler/Germany took up the challenge and looks ahead optimistically in time for drupa 2012. We spoke to Frank Eckert, General Manager, and Olaf Haug, Product Manager for folding machines, of the MBO Group about how the company is structured and what kinds of innovations customers can expect for the drupa fair. Question: Today, the MBO Group consists of several companies with different emphases. Could you please shortly explain the current status? Frank Eckert: MBO with their headquarters in Oppenweiler is a medium-sized company group run by the owner with about 550 employees, a volume of sales of roughly 60 Mio. Euro and several subsidiaries in Bielefeld, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Poland. For more than ten years already, HERZOG+HEYMANN as a 100 % subsidiary mainly specialised in mailing and pharmaceutical applications belongs to MBO as well as the digital printing specialist Ehret, acquired three years ago and in the meantime fully integrated as MBO DIGITAL.Thus, we were strongly engaged in the field of print finishing for digital printing at a very early stage, since 2008, so that we are very successful in this segment nowadays. This business field is called MBO DIGITAL and we will continue to invest here in the future. For example, it is planned to hire new development engineers in order to enforce the core team of the development department in Oppenweiler. This comes along with a large-scale optimisation of the production and the assembly in Oppenweiler.Question: How does this influence the product range? Olaf Haug: The intensive co-operation of the single divisions enables us to offer a wide range of products for the print finishing industry. Matching systems offer a very broad variety with regard to different applications. Therefore, the customers get complete problem solutions from one source. Our folding systems also contain interfaces enabling the combination with various other systems, thus increasing the flexibility for our customers. The wide range of products is also reflected in the support of the customers – in the Group sales as well as in service and the technical application consulting. Invigorated by all of this, the MBO Group confidently looks ahead towards the future, which will also be evident at the drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf/Germany.Question: Keyword drupa: What can customers expect when visiting your booth?Olaf Haug: We will demonstrate our customers how new technical solutions help to work even more economically with the introduction of the new combi folding machine K 8 Perfection in the format 70 x 100 cm and the new T 960 buckle folding machine with a new transfer table and alternating deflector.The new K 8 Perfection not only captivates with its new design and consequently resulting advantages with regard to noise protection as well as easier handling of the noise dampening hood but also with the increase of the maximum machine speed to 235m/min – paired with a lot of new technical details. The alternating deflector, integrated in the newly developed transfer table, will highlight the possibilities of dealing with landscape size with highest productivity.Precondition for this maximum performance is that the imposition schemes are considered carefully in the prepress stage (before the actual printing process), thus organising the subsequent folding process even more economically and efficiently.Question: You will probably also present your strength in the finishing of digitally printed products there?Olaf Haug: Of course we will also present interesting solutions which will be showing that we can address the various requirements of the customers individually. For example, there will be a fully variable book line on our booth. The MBO DIGITAL concept will show everything that is needed for the digital world – starting with unwinding of printed reels of paper, rotary vertical cutting, variable folding, delivery of finished book blocks up to finished, perfect-bound books. We work together very intensively with e.g. Hewlett-Packard and Océ and, therefore, know the needs of the digital customers very well.Question: A look ahead into the future? Frank Eckert: Basically, we will continue to round off, improve and refine our current product range – from the entry-level model to our high performance models.However, we will still set great value upon offering the high quality MBO is renowned for. Moreover, we will expand our capacities at the headquarters in Oppenweiler which means that we will invest very strongly in the development, construction, project management and sales department. In addition, we will monitor the rapid developments in the digital printing market and react quickly to upcoming requirements.
MBO present their news together with HERZOG+HEYMANN and palamides at the drupa fair from May 3 until May 16, 2012 on their 700 m² big booth (Hall 6, booth A 39).

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Apr 25, 2012

PERFECTA AT THE DRUPA 2012 – PUTTING ALL EMPHASIS ON INNOVATIVE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
Apr 25, 2012

Right on time for the DRUPA 2012, PERFECTA is going to present its innovative post-press solutions in Hall 13 at Stand A79. 

Under the motto " Make finishing more industrial", workflow systems for optimizing setup and production time as well as for production planning will be in the focus. In cooperation with one of the leading MIS manufacturers, a novelty PERFECTA will present is the integration of a management information system into the cutting process. Also in the focus will be the new 76, 92, 132 and 168 centimetre high-speed cutters of the well-known TS series and the SDY three-knife trimmer. For profitable workflows before, during and after cutting, PERFECTA completes its portfolio with a number of peripherals that offer various degrees of automation for different format ranges. They include cost-optimized joggers for half-size format short and medium quantity runs on digital and offset printers as well as fully automatic joggers, feeders, conveying systems and unloaders for long production runs up to large format size in job, publishing and package printing. The cutting equipment coming from this traditional company is a guarantor for maximum precision.Furnished with technical refinements such as a doubly enclosed cast-iron machine frame, the ServoDrive intelligent positioning system, a clamp hydraulically actuated and guided in the middle and micro-perforated air tables, PERFECTA machines ensure profitability and quality in print finishing, not least on account of an optimized cutting cycle. The user-friendly PERFECTA Cutpit control via a touch screen makes working easy and intuitive.An ejector for toolless cutting stick replacement and an easy-to-operate knife changing device are, among other things, proven features that ensure comfortable handling in machine maintenance.Issues of cost optimization, working ergonomics, room saving and, of course, gentle handling of the cutting material are always in the foreground. Whether shortest or large runs of small, medium-sized or large formats, PERFECTA can provide individual and future-oriented solutions around the cutting process, depending on the corresponding requirements and customer needs. In connection with digital workflow solutions, cutting systems from PERFECTA optimize the industrial production process in finishing. Make finishing more industrial.

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Apr 25, 2012

AUTOBOND WILL DEMONSTRATE ITS LATEST LAMINATION AND SPOT UV VARNISHING SOLUTIONS ON ITS STAND A23 IN HALL 11 AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 25, 2012

With over 34 years experience and for its 9th drupa, the UK laminating and UV machine manufacturer, Autobond will be revealing its latest innovations in lamination and spot UV varnishing, meeting the demand for high-quality finishing for shorter runs of digital printing. 

An example of this can be seen in its inkjet spot UV technology works in line with its laminators to finish short-runs with a matt film and spot varnish. This revolutionary technology will be showcased in action on two spot UV machines, the B3 portrait Mini 36 SD TPM laminator with 36 SUV, and a 52 SUV-SDF, a new offline B2 portrait version with Heidelberg-Stahl suction drum feeder. The latter’s offline capabilities make the Autobond’s UV technology more versatile, affordable and ultimately, obtainable.The Mini 36 SD TPM-SUV uses inkjet print-heads side-by-side and the latest in LED UV lamps, the machine laminates 30 meters per minute whilst applying spot varnish in a single pass at the same speed. The inline machinery takes the sheets through two sections to achieve the desired result. The sheets pass through angled side-shift rollers and into a side-lay for registration before being held completely flat by a vacuum belt. A detector registers the speed and position of the sheet whilst the print-heads, positioned 1 mm from surface of the sheet, apply the varnish. It then passes under a cold-curing LED UV lamp, which consumes only 20% power and is ozone-free. This technology enables to quickly and efficiently produce matt lamination with a gloss UV varnish effect with stunning accuracy of registration. With the 36 SUV inkjet spot UV fitted to the Mini 36 SD TPM laminator, operators will be able to finish a business card order with a run as low as 25, matt laminated on one side with a spot UV varnish and magnetic film on the reverse. Or use the spot UV technology to spot varnish books covers, enabling the printers to bring this finishing work in-house for more economical production. Additionally, Autobond will be launching the following laminating machines:
MINI 105 x 76 TPHS-105 x 76 cm 1 sided and 2 sides in 1 pass thermal thin film laminator
-Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 feed head-Stand-alone bump sheeter with 500 mm walk-in gap for full side-to-side operator access-Variable speed bump motor for super-smooth sheet separation-Shingling stacker with inclined delivery table for super-smooth controlled sheet delivery-120 metres per minute speed MINI 74 TPHS-74 x 74 cm 1 sided and 2 sides in 1 pass thermal thin film laminator-Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 feed head-700 mm wide print area from the inkjet heads-Variable speed bump motor on laminator for super-smooth sheet separation-Stacker delivery – close coupled version for smallest footprint-60 metres per minute speed MINI 76 SD TPEM-CC 76-76 x 105 cm 1 sided and 2 sided thermal thin film laminator & thick film encapsulator with PSA magnet lamination-Inline flying knife cross cutter for sheet separation-Heidelberg-Stahl suction drum feeder-Variable speed bump motor on laminator for super-smooth sheet separation-Rubber over rubber wiffle rollers for thick film application-Magnet mounted on trolley for quick and easy loading-45 metres per minute speed MICRO 52 SD T-New ‘entry level’ 1 sided thermal thin film laminator-B2 portrait (52 x 74 cm) max sheet size-Heidelberg-Stahl suction drum feeder-Fully integrated sheet separator unit-Electrically heated laminating roller-Hand-cam operation of nip roller and hold rollers-20 metres per minute speed

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Apr 23, 2012

DISCOVER DUPONT’S LATEST INNOVATIONS IN PACKAGE PRINTING, ON ITS BOOTH IN HALL 8B, STAND C24
Apr 23, 2012

“Look Closer! For higher quality at high speed”, under this slogan DuPont launched a new Cyrel brand Campaign to promote and further differentiate its leading DuPont Cyrel brand flexographic systems offerings for the packaging graphics industry.

 The campaign will focus on the company’s commitment to deliver excellent quality and very short turnaround times from design to final package, providing the highest system value. With reliable and standardized workflows, and the lowest environmental footprint, DuPont Cyrel flexographic systems are designed to deliver true value. The campaign is targeted at professionals in the printing industry who need the highest possible quality of flexographic output at the pace of today’s most demanding customers. The campaign illustrates the concept with high-impact photography in key communications components including a new website design, print and online advertising and in a dramatic display at the upcoming drupa. DuPont will also feature new equipment technologies at drupa, showcasing a complete Cyrel FAST Round workflow on the stand to demonstrate highest-quality precision printing for sleeve processing.Key components include DuPont Cyrel FAST Round 1450 FR, a sleeve making system that uses dry, thermal technology to quickly process high quality photopolymer sleeves, eliminating all solvents and aqueous solutions from the plate room, and a digital Imager ESKO CDI 1450 Cantilever with a UV Inline 2 feature in flat top mode.The FAST Round workflow will be supplemented by a Cyrel Microflex Multiple Sleeve mounting system that allows the mounting of multiple Cyrel Round sleeves to register on one single print adapter, increasing flexibility of the high productivity sleeve workflow. New compressible adapters optimized for the DuPont Cyrel Round Workflow by Inometa will be introduced, which feature a rubber stop and bayonet locking system for superior handling and long life, available in all standard sizes for high-performance, high-speed presses. DuPont also will demonstrate easy sleeve processing from imaging to press on a dedicated TMB print unit. Additional new technologies featured at the show will include: -The DuPont Cyrel FAST 3000 TD system, which ensures outstanding quality and uniformity in a larger 50”x80” format, eliminating size constraints for wide-web printers wishing to benefit from solvent-free processing of plates -The DuPont Cyrel DigiFlow, a new digital workflow enhancement just introduced in February, 2012, is designed to expand the capabilities of digital Cyrel and digital Cyrel FAST while enabling great flexibility to create the desired dot shape plate by plate.

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Apr 23, 2012

LAMINA SYSTEM TO SHOWCASE LAMINATING/MOUNTING MACHINES AND GLUING/FOLDING MACHINES ON ITS STAND C25, HALL 12
Apr 23, 2012

The Swedish based company Lamina System AB is one of the world leading supplier of laminating/mounting and gluing machines.


Lamina is famous worldwide for it’s innovative approach to all of it’s product range, for building compact, and operator friendly machines.
The company has today machines in over 90 countries and can offer a various of machines for the finishing market.Lamina System AB will exhibit both laminating/mounting machines and gluing/folding machines during the Drupa show such as:FAS+
The Lamina FAS+ is a fully automatic high speed sheet to sheet laminating/mounting machine. The machine is equipped with a high capacity rear edge top feeder that allows for loading pallets directly in to the unit for short stops due reloading.SA
The Lamina SA is a sheet to sheet semi automatic laminating/mounting machine. It has an automatic suction cup feeder for bottom sheets and a hand fed operation for top sheets. Glueline
Lamina Glueline is a fully automatic non-stop gluing and folding machine for one piece or two piece boxes. The machine works with two heavy duty vacuum contrilled belt feeders which can be used to feed in one or two piece boxes.Crash Lock Gluer
Lamina is launching their new fully automatic Crash Lock Gluer during the show. It is probably the most compact automatic gluer on the market that can manage a various of material including crash lock function. The machine will be in full production during the exhibition.

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Apr 23, 2012

LASERCOMB TO EXHIBIT A NEW VERSION OF ITS PRODIGI PLOTTER IN HALL 10, BOOTH D31
Apr 23, 2012

The internationally known, innovative provider and supplier of system solutions for the packaging and diemaking industry, Lasercomb will be exhibting a new version of its ProDigi samplemaker/plotter with 3 tool-heads instead of 2 tool-heads.

 The plotter generation ProDigi was developed by Lasercomb specifically for the high demands of the packaging industry. Further innovations and hightech components ensure comprehensive flexibility and convenience at highest speeds. The ProDigi is equipped with an automatic-manual operating mode and large diagnostic functions which can be read back by the display directly. A wide tool material data base is at your disposal and could be customized and completed.By the digital controlled z-axis two individually adjustable tool positions can be deposited per material and head. This allows you to cut and scribe with one tool without tool exchange and without needless rapid speeds. Of course the z-axis also has a digital table height combination which will be readjusted automatically. The vacuum table has 3 sectors which can be switched on by the display electronically. Data transfer to the ProDigi via LAN connection. Now also a drawing preview is available on the new ProDigi Display.

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Apr 20, 2012

PETRATTO IS TO MEET THE MARKET’S NEW NEEDS AND CHALLENGES AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 20, 2012

In addition to updating and expanding standard machines, Petratto had always been present in drupa with radically innovative products, as the die-creasing system (1997) and the roller folding-gluing machine METRO (2004).

 This time the task had been more difficult because the huge changes of technology in the graphic arts imposed to develop machines completely different from the usual developments and adaptations, resulting in new working processes that increase the competitiveness of digital printing. On its stand B36 in Hall 13, in digital printing Petratto will display DIGIROLL, a new group of 4 machines with an interface and working system between digital printing and book binding. It will help in piling up, storing and automatically inserting jobs in saddle stitchers, thread sewing machines and perfect binders. This system can be also seen in stand 4D17 with Photobook Tech. and in stand 14C73 linked to a perfect binder from Four Bind company. As folding gluing machine, the METRO machine will be showcased with new fittings and attachments, new folding system and new ploughs. METRO is an innovative concept, using a basic machine, it is possible to customize a machine to suit individual needs and requirements. This is achieved by adding the required modules such as feeders, folding sections, turning devices etc. This concept allows the user to produce the widest variety of applications. Several units can be connected and can be used to produce complex applications. The units can be separated and used as independent machines to produce multiple applications. These features, enhanced by the added value of the accessories, allow production of applications that even more expensive machines are unable to produce. METRO requires minimum floor space. New folding gluing groups will also be exhibited. The creasing and folding machines on display will include: - The MINI BAT 2 with two novelties, an independent folding group and a press stacking device (with the possibility to connect it to MINI BAT PLUS). MINI BAT 2 is a compact machine to produce die-creases in programmed positions, with quality, accuracy and speed. MINIBAT2 is the original true creaser and utilizes the rule and matrix method of creasing. This system has been traditionally used in die cutting machines and is the only recognised method for creasing digitally printed stocks or for creasing cross again. This machine is robust in construction and is ideally suited for commercial applications. Compared to any other machine of this type, MINI BAT 2 allows the highest creasing pressures and performances in speed and accuracy. - The MINI BAT TER is an independent feeder for saddle stitchers able to die crease, fold and insert covers on the saddle stitcher’s chain.- The MINI BAT PLUS, a die-creasing and perforating machine with the same characteristics of the MINI BAT 2, plus upgraded features to obtain better corner accuracy and to process lower grammages, will be equipped during drupa 2012 with the perforation system ROBOPERF, a precious tool that carries out adjustable perforations in any direction, and INK-JET systems for numbering operations and personalized printings. - The BATFOLD creasing, perforating and folding machine that creases and folds all common jobs, including gate fold. The material can be paper, card board and brochures, with high grammage. It can also fold without creasing middle and low grammage papers. BATFOLD is a single machine that matches a knife creasing group with a folding unit: it has been designed to fold from 80 to 350 gr. papers, even with gate folds and for two parallel folds. It can quickly and accurately carry out offset or digital printing jobs, including wrong gains or UV-coated/laminated papers. It can process leaflets, booklets, cards, soft covers for stitched booklets and so on… - The CORDOBA 3D equipped with all its attachments, it will also be linked to DIGIROLL, in exit position. The CORDOBA range follows the rule of using a matrix system to crease substrates prior to folding. Heavy boards or plastics, or laminations in addition to cross grain or digitally printed works can now be created without a die-cutting machine. The CORDOBA incorporates a traditional folding section with a knife and matrix creasing unit. The folder has a modified roller configuration and fold plate angle, which eliminates crackings and curls when folding heavy stocks. Attachments can be added e.g.: perforating, punching, gluing, in addition plough folds can be added to produce presentation folders. The machine can crease from 80 to 600 gr. (4-30 points) and fold from 140 to 600 gr. (6-30 points). When folding light weight stocks a standard folding unit can be added.- The PICCOLO, a vertical pressing stacker for folding machines.Last but not least, for flexible covers the SAB is designed to automatically produce book covers, and will be displayed equipped with Petratto’s FLY-CUT to crease, cut corners and fold flexible covers.

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Apr 20, 2012

SCS AUTOMABERG AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 20, 2012

In Hall 13, stand A35, at drupa SCS Automaberg is to show the successful and well known face trimming unit EASY FLY for soft cover books with flaps in a very new updated version both for the bookbinding and the Print on Demand market and launches new solution for the jobs in the Finishing.

 The concept behind SCS Automaberg is to reflect the market’s needs and to invest in ideas to develop, build and sell art graphic equipments with fast change over size solutions.SCS AUTOMABERG will also exhibit a TRIM & PERF, single unit for the job of DIE CUTTING only (with two different wooden dies), and with its new special MULTI-UP KNIFE TOOL will allow the versatile and productive TRIM & PERF DUPLEX the production of cards.More than that, SCS AUTOMABERG will be exhibiting its CORNER MASTER for hard cover book and diary cases. Cases, freshly made on any casemaker, are fed manually by hopper feeder or in-line automatically onto the infeed conveyor of the CORNER MASTER unit and brought into position in its round cornering station. Four diagonally moving rounding tools create neatly shaped round corners on the cases. With carton qualities up to approx. max 1.000 g/m2 rectangular (not corner rounded) case boards are recommended.But also the 2 HEAD CORNER ROUNDING, will be exhibited, the Master originates the two head semi-automatic unit. Sturdily built, easy adjusting: by introducing the covers the 2 heads come down to round the corners. The machine will meet with the needs of the small and medium production.And more, the CORNER TRIM with a book feeder to simulate the IN-LINE system with 3 knife trimmer will be showcased. Handling single or piled books, it is simple to operate, quick and easy to makeready and does not require much space.And the 2 HEAD CORNER CUTTING, originates the two head semiautomatic unit. Sturdily built, easy adjusting: by introducing the book block and / or the card boards the 2 knives come down to cut the corners. The machine will meet with the needs of the small and medium production.Last but not least, SCS AUTOMABERG will have samples for the pleasure of the eyes.

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Apr 20, 2012

UNIQUE CREASING AND FEEDING TECHNOLOGY TO BE LAUNCHED BY TECH-NI-FOLD AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 20, 2012

Tech-ni-Fold has been busy improving their globally successful creasing and finishing technology during a three year development program and will introduce major breakthrough products at this year’s exhibition (Hall 10, Stand C61.).

 The key to such innovation lies in the new EnduraCrease creasing matrix that significantly improves results on digitally printed stocks. The more durable and gentle rubber compound is moulded in a circular form to fit all existing Tri-Creasers so that toner cracking on folding machines is completely eliminated. You can witness, during regular demonstrations how this special compound formula works like magic as it manipulates and stretches the fibres in sensitively printed materials, preparing them for trouble free folding.On the back of this success, learn how founders of Tech-ni-Fold made the transition to create a whole new digital finishing division as a separate company, to develop and bring to market five dedicated solutions. CreaseStream was created and will show all of these products, including...CreaseStream mini
The CreaseStream mini is our entry level creasing machine, and is perfect for low-volume, short-run work, using up to two creasing modules at the same time. The intentionally low-tech machine will be demonstrated to show how it can deliver up to three times (or more) the output of most low-end hand creasers. The table top unit relies on a simple rotary operated handle, which the user turns to advance the sheets through the tooling shafts to achieve top quality creasing, with the option of adding on a micro-perforation tool. A second version Spine & Hinge Creaser adaptation of the “mini” will also be on hand to apply the four close proximity creases required for perfect bound book covers. CreaseStream plus (with revolutionary “Gravity Flow Feeder”)The CreaseStream plus was developed to produce high quality creasing, micro-perforating and cutting at up to 20,000 sheets per hour. A revolutionary feeding system, integrated into the machine, will be on show for the first time, demonstrating how heavier stocks can feed at such high speeds, without usual interruptions that can be common with suction feeding methods. The “Gravity Flow Feeder” will be demonstrated to visitors to prove how it can successfully separate, shuffle and feed all types of materials, and transport each sheet effortlessly towards the tooling shafts at high speed. Its appeal will reach out to offset and digital printers alike.CreaseStream autoDeveloped for the mass market and making its first ever public appearance is our 12,000 sheets per hour CreaseStream auto. Boasting similar characteristics to the “plus” this modular creasing and micro-perforation unit will demonstrate how automation and ease of set up combine to work in harmony. This cost effective solution is a tidy addition to our range and could be the pick of the bunch. Tech-ni-FoldAs well as demonstrating their new EnduraCrease technology, Tech-ni-Fold will introduce many more of their time and money saving devices that now fit onto over 500 types of print related machines, including folders, saddle stitchers, perfect binding machines and web presses.

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Apr 17, 2012

THE LEGEND GOES ON… MANROLAND SHEETFED TO UNVEIL MANY INNOVATIONS AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 17, 2012

manroland sheetfed, a leading provider of sheetfed offset presses, production automation and related solutions, will leverage drupa 2012 to communicate its excitement about the start of a new era for the newly structured company.

 Visitors to manroland sheetfed’s stand (Hall 6, Stand D27) will see a fresh new spirit that reflects both innovation and the continuation of the tradition of excellence associated with the manroland brand and dating back nearly two centuries.“Visitors to our stand will clearly observe the power of manroland sheetfed solutions to help their companies face the many challenges of today’s printing industry with the most innovative and productive sheetfed offset solutions in the industry,” said Alfred Rothlaender, President of manroland sheetfed. “With our new structure firmly in place, customers will experience an even more responsive partner in manroland sheetfed. We are dedicated to helping customers future-proof their businesses as we work hard to meet or exceed their expectations for excellence, both in product and services.”Packaging OpportunitiesA key element of manroland sheetfed’s drupa presence will be its solutions for the packaging market. These solutions have been created based on intensive research and development as well as customer feedback about market requirements, and include:- The ROLAND 708LV printing press equipped with the new indexed InlineFoiler, which saves up to 55% in consumption of foil;
- An inline coating unit for added value printing effects that enhance the already high quality delivered by the press;
- Intelligent colour pre-setting with self-learning software that can bring ongoing productivity gains to the production floor;
- All required inline control technology, from colour to register and full sheet inspection down to 200dpi, along with PDF comparison down to 4pt text (multiple camera system) to ensure accuracy and readability of the final printed product.Visitors to manroland sheetfed’s stand will also be able to learn about other high productivity packaging solutions, like the production in half-format with the ROLAND 500 and medium format with the ROLAND 700 as well as special 0B+ and 3B+ sizes, with speeds as high as 18,000 sheets per hour.In addition, manroland sheetfed now offers larger formats 5 and 6 with the ROLAND 900 at speeds of up to 16,000 sheets per hour with the high speed packaging equipment. manroland sheetfed also offers logistic solutions, from the new automated non-stop to full configurations that deliver efficient process optimization individually scalable to every printer’s needs (AUPASYS).Continued Innovation in Commercial PrintIn addition to pursuing advanced solutions for the packaging market, manroland sheetfed also offers innovative solutions for the commercial printing market. This includes the ability for printers to better address customer requirements for faster turnaround using manroland sheetfed solutions that include: - The Just-Ready-Print solution powered by LEC-UV (low energy curing);
- A new hybrid inkjet solution integrated in the press for individualized printing;
- Autoprint Smart for automated processes between large job signatures combined with superfast make-readies enabled by DirectDrive technology and full inline quality control;
- High volume commercial printing with 64 pages printed in one pass on the ROLAND 900XXL perfecting press; and
- A new press console and user interface requiring less operator attention and offering easier handling.
Smaller Presence, Bigger Story
“Visitor’s to the manroland sheetfed stand may see the company occupying a smaller exhibit space as compared to drupa 2008,” added Rothlaender, “but we are sparing no effort in demonstrating to visitors our know-how and expertise as well as our determination to support the industry with our PRINTVALUE program.” The PRINTVALUE program from manroland sheetfed increases the value of manroland sheetfed presses. Visitors to the booth will be able to speak with manroland sheetfed experts about how these value added services will enhance their businesses. These include:- Printservices technical support for total efficiency during the entire life cycle of a printing system;
- Printcom, a full range of factory certified consumables that increase the efficiency of the printing process as well as production reliability;
- Printnetwork networking and computer integrated manufacturing solutions; and finally,
- Printadvice, advisory services from a partner that has had more than 160 years of industry experience…Join us in OffenbachOnce again, manroland sheetfed will be offering visitors the opportunity to participate in daily organized visits to its Print Technology Centre in Offenbach, where visitors will be able to see four additional ROLAND presses in all formats up to XXL. ”This successful initiative from last drupa will allow many visitors from around the world, including South and North America as well as Asia, to gain a better understanding of the gigantic factories and the thrilling energy behind manroland sheetfed technology,” concluded Rothlaender. “We look forward to having those visitors join us for an exciting and informative day.”

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Apr 17, 2012

EDELMANN WILL DEMONSTRATE ITS FLAGSHIP PRINTING LINE THE STAR PRINT DURING DRUPA 2012
Apr 17, 2012

Since its successful launch during IPEX 2010, the Star-Print will be once again the center of attention during drupa, on Edelmann’s stand A08 in Hall 3.

 The Star-Print is available in web width of 52 cm, 76cm and 92 cm; a multi purpose offset web printing machine which allows the combination of offset, flexo, screen and roto gravure; with a printing speed of up to 400 m/min, depending on the printing technologies.
The one of a kind Star Print is the perfect solution for the flexible and light board packaging and pressure sensitive label markets. Worldwide unique with its changing sleeve system with bearer rings, operators are free of headaches when needing to change the print repeat, a simple change of the aluminium plate and blanket sleeve with bearer rings, which are fixed on the sleeves, hardened and grinded like on every offset sheetfed press, the sleeves are fixed in the press on hydro pneumatic shafts.The Star-Print is a highly automated servo driven press, allowing the press to be size variable, in the web width 52 and 76 cm between 610 and 1118 mm repeat length and in the width of 92 cm between 813 and 1118 mm repeat length. Additionally its design features a printing technology, which can be changed in a kind of a platform version, consequently offset, flexo and screen can be changed in their position, except for gravure which should always be on the same position. Also the flexo unit is a sleeve version for the anilox roller and the plate cylinder and of course also completely servo driven.It can be equipped with many additional processing stations like lamination, cold foil application, rotary die cutting, flat bed die cutting, stamping and much more. The exhibited Star Print will be joined by two other of Edelmann’s web press models, the Color-Print with 3 cylinder cartridge system, in the web width of 52 cm designed for all commercial applications and forms; and the Evo-Print V-43 with 2-cylinder cartridge system mainly for the label market.

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Apr 17, 2012

WINKLER + DUENNEBIER AT DRUPA 2012, INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FASTEST 4-COLOR DIGITAL INK JET PRESS FOR ENVELOPE OVERPRINTING IN HALL 15, STAND C55-1
Apr 17, 2012

If you print 15,000+ envelopes digitally or are seeing your average job size shrink, you need to take a look at the W+D 234 d, the world’s fastest 4-color ink jet press for envelope overprinting.


As the world’s leading technology and system solution partner for the production, printing, and inserting of envelopes, Winkler + Duennebier and W+D Direct Marketing Solutions have provided customers with tailor-made solutions for the entire mail value chain for almost 100 years.
At drupa 2012, Winkler + Duennebier will introduce game-changing developments to significantly increase your company’s productivity through faster turnaround times, more color, and variable data printing to give you the ability to offer customers powerful news solutions.
Only the W+D 234 d offers you:
- Fastest job turnaround time and most cost-efficient solution for static overprint in medium/small batch sizes
- Ideal technology for larger quantity personalized direct mail jobs with 1:1 variable imaging
- High-quality digital printing on a wide variety of paper stocks
- True industrial production grade technology, not light-duty office grade construction
- Large size range, suitable for envelopes and pockets
- Proven W+D envelope feeding and processing technology
- Integrated solutions with W+D inserting technology for higher-volume variable data envelope with 1:1 marketing content

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Apr 15, 2012

FOR KOLBUS TECHNOLOGIES THE FUTURE IS MULTI-FACETTED
Apr 15, 2012

New systems and new engineering exhibited and in live production on the biggest drupa stand in the company’s history, Hall 16, Stand # D22-1 and D22-2.

 Profitable machines and systems for conventional post-press and for digital print processing.KOLBUS, a world leader in bookbinding machinery, will be at this year’s drupa with a number of new and improved products. »In addition to solutions based on high-performance machinery for conventional bookbinding and finishing, KOLBUS will be showing the new Bookjet® concept, as a business model with enormous potential for publishing houses, the book trade and digital printers. »The on-going changes in postpress processing are a challenge that KOLBUS is keen to take up.In our view, digital printing is a new business area that is clearly set for a successful future, but classic post-press processing will also continue to play a substantial role in our industry«, was how Kai Büntemeyer summed up current trends. »KOLBUS offers a portfolio of products, with specific solutions for different requirements.«
Biggest KOLBUS stand ever –mix of innovative and proven productsThe KOLBUS drupa stand in Düsseldorf is over 2,000 m2. The stand team of around 100 employees and partners will be ready with information and open for in-depth discussions of visitors’ specific requirements. »Simply press ›Book‹ « is the KOLBUS answer for new and profitable business in the growth area of digital book production. Photobooks are already a success story and other digital printing applications are opening up.The many machines in action on the KOLBUS stand in hall 16 give visitors some idea of the comprehensive range of Kolbus machinery. Bookjet – from profitable features to the in-house value-adding chainFrom ›Book‹ and ›Inkjet‹ to the Bookjet® – a key concept in digital post-print processing from KOLBUS. The Bookjet® concept changes the old approach to post-print processing in every way.A Bookjet® is capable of producing books with different content and different number of pages, not in batches, but one after the other. The number of pages can vary widely – the Bookjet can produce books of twenty, two hundred, or a thousand or more pages. One book after the other from web-based, inkjet digital printing. 1,000 titles a day, millions of books a year – each book in a matter of seconds and with zero make-ready effort. Bookjet® is the concept for perfect, cost-competitive and profitable finishing of digital print products. Visitors to the drupa can expect impressive demonstrations of the world’s fastest digital printing press heading up a complete production line for digital print products – where the starting point is the paper roll and the end product a finished book. The largeformat, inkjet digital printing press is a Timsons ›T-Press‹ shipped from the UK. In a fully automated, non-stop production line, the folded signatures from the press are transported in a shingled stream and processed sequentially by a KOLBUS SF 832 sequential feeder.Simultaneous separation of single sheets via a number of feeders and magazines or sequential sheet-fed book block production from separate batch production will function equally smoothly. The KOLBUS KM 200 perfect binder with its highly dynamic, servo-motor driven thickness adjustment, processes book blocks with thicknesses varying from two to sixty millimetres. Continuous automatic adjustment to the changing book thicknesses makes non-stop production possible. The fully automatic HD 143.P three-knife trimmer trims three sides of the book blocks also in a continuous process with no make-ready effort. The line can be transformed into a photobook machine by adding an XHB 500 feed unit upstream of the KM 200 perfect binder to allow sequential single-sheet feed.Perfect binding line 9,000 cycles/h –everyone wants a good price-performance ratio!
A lot of space on the KOLBUS drupa stand is given over to conventional post-press machines. Highlights here include the KM 600.C, an improved version of KOLBUS’s successful perfect binder, targeted especially at fast, cost-competitive production of brochures, magazines, catalogues and book blocks.The KM 600.C is a universal machine and a candidate for many applications in multistage printing companies, trade bookbinders and digital printers. Many engineering innovations – from infeed to delivery – have measurably improved performance and user-friendliness andcut make-ready times still further. The Kolbus KM 600.C is a perfect binder for industrial-scale post-press in the performance range up to 9,000 cycles/h and it’s being offered at an extraordinarily attractive price. Visitors to the drupa will be able to watch the new KOLBUS inline perfect binder line consisting of a ZU 822.C gathering machine, a KM 600.C perfect binder and an HD 153. M three-knife trimmer. Record-breaking – the BF 530 book finishing lineThe BF 530 operates at faster than a book a second, making it currently the world’s fastest book finishing line. With this technology, KOLBUS is helping to keep the printed book competitive in the Internet era. With a number of new and improved features, the headbanding station is particularly operator-friendly. Fully automated servo axes result in significantly shorter make-ready times. To illustrate how flexible this 70 cycle/min machine is, KOLBUS is demonstrating a number of applications all of which present different challenges to the bookbinder. Highlights include section - al make-ready in production of digitally printed hardcover products and flexible casemaking with varying spine widths. The new 70 cycle/min book finishing line comprises these main units: LE 660 bookmark machine, BF 530 book finishing line, DS 392 compensating stacker and SU 652 jacketing machine.The offline DA 270 casemaker operates under the Copilot control system and centre strip cross-cut unit.This is engineering with the maximum attention to detail and it’s obvious from start to finish, for example in the casemaker’s integrated edge cutter.High-end packaging for luxury goods Premiere at the drupa for the new business area Packaging Production. Know-how transfer from casemaking has enabled KOLBUS to open up new markets with clear growth potential – especially for machinery to produce packaging for luxury products such as jewellery and cosmetics. The company will be demonstrating efficient production systems for packaging, especially for handling sensitive, easily damaged and often expensive materials. The production line incorporates a DA 260 automated casemaker linked inline with an SA 260 lining machine and can be operated by one person.

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Apr 15, 2012

A TOTALLY RENEWED RANGE OF MACHINES FOR BOOK FINISHING DURING DRUPA 2012, ON MECCANOTECNICA BOOTH A47 IN HALL 16
Apr 15, 2012

MECCANOTECNICA prepares for the drupa 2012 with a renewed commitment in terms of product range upgrade and extension of its market segment, where new products will find their ideal application.

 MECCANOTECNICA has developed new technologies for digital print finishing within the program UNIVERSE DIGITALINE and fully updated the ASTER range of automatic book sewing machines with introduction of the new models asterEVO – asterPRO and asterTOP that can satisfy all the customers‘ needs. MECCANOTECNICA has developed the UNIVERSE DIGITALINE program, a new and complete range of machines which produce a completely finished book starting from digitally printed single sheets, through four steps as automatic sewing, pressing & endpapering, binding and trimming. Customers will have the option to buy the entire program or individual machines as the "UNIVERSE SEWING" or the "UNIVERSE BINDING" in their stand-alone configuration.The UNIVERSE DIGITALINE series is the optimal solution not only for publishing products as yearbooks, photo albums, event commemoration books etc. but also for short runs as minor author novels, catalogues and single encyclopedia volume reprints.New range of ASTER automatic book sewing machinesThe asterEL has been designed as "entry level" automatic book sewing machine, either for those markets where sewing technology has to be easily approached or as "satellite" machine able to support the production. Nevertheless, asterEL offers the same basic features and engineering quality found on larger models of the prestigious aster range.Based on aster best seller models, the asterEVO, this new EVOLUTION sewing machine will allow entry level customers to make one step forward to best technology.It is a medium range machine featured with the latest solutions aimed to grant high performance up to 200 cycles/min speed. The goal: Excellence asterPRO has been designed with this goal in mind. It incorporates all the cutting-edge technology used by MECCANOTECNICA for automatic book sewing machines. MECCANOTECNICA presents its most complete machine, its flagship. The perfect balance between automated processes and precision, speed and reliability. The ideal solution for all production needs. asterPRO offers the new maximum spine size of 440mm or 520mm, with speeds up to 200 cycles/min for both versions. asterPRO has all the features – from the active thread cutting system and new conic head punch needles to accelerator speed adjustment for each signature – able to process any kind of products with customization and quality never seen before. The goal: SpeedasterTOP has achieved an extremely high sewing speed compared to 220 cycles/min of the previous aster models. It is the ideal solution when a significant increase in output, using just one machine, is a "must". Perfect for high performance gathering and sewing lines linked to a back-gluing or finishing line. asterTOP has three cam boxes: two for all the sewing movements and one for the infeed.These allow to minimize vibrations and the need for maintenance despite the high output speeds. New motorization, permanent use of the sewing stitch closest to the accelerator wheel, maximum 310 mm spine size: all features that guarantee the paper to move as little as possible, without any increase in paper stress, despite the machine speed is now significantly higher.GIGALYNX – The new signature recognition system for bookbinding machinery. The GigaLynx is a further development of the SignaLynx, the original artificial vision system entirely developed by Meccanotecnica. Its purpose is to check the correct signature sequence on the gathering machines made by Meccanotecnica.The GigaLynx is installed on the aster automatic book sewing machines, the new UNIVERSE SEWING machine for digitally printed books and can be retrofitted to many different kinds of bookbinding machines.

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Apr 15, 2012

ALL QUIET ON THE STITCHING HEAD FRONT? NO – AT HOHNER NEVER…
Apr 15, 2012

Hohner keeps innovating the progress of stitching heads. The traditional German machinery builder does not only claim its role as market leader in the stitching head segment of the industry, but also successfully defends its position by continued dedication to improvement and innovation.

 The new 43/6-S, a stitching head of the youngest generation, is now offered in a die cast version that grants, in addition to its old functions, higher stability and rigidity. Bottom line, the new head provides advanced functionality and ease of servicing.Also the HSS-HK drive box has been optimized and now adds more capabilities. A new control system provides a technically advanced drive, while the new touch screen, with improved visualisation and new diagnostic functions for fault analysis, significantly and positively contribute to user friendliness and quality assurance. Another worthwhile, and new complement to Hohner’s product offerings, is the individual, cycle counting module for stitching head systems and saddle binders such as HSB 13.000, HSB 8.000, as well as for the DIGI-Finisher and Hohner’s traditional small wire stitching machines; Exact, Exact Plus, Economy, Orion IV.Hohner has announced that Drupa 2012, on its stand B26 in Hall 6, will be site for the launch of its new saddle binder. The latest generation HSB 13.000 saddle binder will replace the former HSB 10.000 saddle stitcher. Obviously fully automated, but even more efficient, with 13.000 cycles per hour, and designed for ease of handling and reduced manpower requirements. Thus the new HSB 13.000 represents the most future oriented solution for your saddle binding applications.The new HSB 13.000 is equipped with a completely new drive technology, managed by Hohner’s proprietary ” Motion Control”, which is an advanced, and forward-looking software, offering optimized automation The new saddle binder is fully automated up to, and including, the highly efficient stacker. This allows for shorter set-up times for changeovers to different formats (now up to DIN A3), and provides an important advantage in a market with steadily smaller print runs and more and more diversified orderprofiles.The new stitch control system can be set without any mechanical adjustments, and is only one of the many innovations providing added value.Obviously, in the interest of the final customer, Hohner has also taken great care in designing the HSB 13.000 in order to provide the highest quality level of the finished print product. True to the motto “Perfection In Postpress” an optional optical recognition system surveying by either image comparison mode, or bar code reading, insures the consistency of quality through- out the production process.The aforementioned new drive concept was developed with the clear focus of offering the best possible service support, and providing a new, integrated operating data acquisition system with diagnostic tools and the added possibility of remote servicing by video conference.As extreme ease of handling has always been one of Hohner’s core competencies in the field of saddle binders, it is no surprise that, in times of Ipads and Iphones, that the advanced navigational center of the HSB 13.000 is a graphically enhanced colour touch screen, that manages and controls all single aggregates (feeders, cover-feeder, stitching unit, trimmer and stacker) of the machine.However, the individual control of each aggregate is also allowable by use of decentralized touch panels, positioned at each station.
Last but not least, the innovations designed into the HSB 13.000 did not spare the trimmer. Indeed, the trimmer of the new HSB 13.000 reconfirms Hohner’s dedication to forward thinking by the inclusion of a new self-synchronisation system that enhances the knife changing task.Further broadening the capabilities of the HSB 13.000 are optional multi-hole punches as well as corner rounders.Customers will appreciate new HSB 13.000 saddle binder’s combination of state-of–the-art technology and Hohner’s reputation for quality, reliability, dedication to high levels of productivity and achievement of short set-up times, “Perfection In Postpress” and ease of handling – two terms which define Hohner.

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Apr 11, 2012

FUJIFILM UNVEILS ITS LARGEST EVER PRESENCE AT DRUPA 2012 UNDER THE SLOGAN ‘POWER TO SUCCEED’
Apr 11, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori), a leading supplier of total solutions for the Graphic Arts industry, today announces that it will have a major presence at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany, May 3rd - 16th), with its exhibition space in Hall 8b extending to 2,020m the largest in the company’s history for this show.

 Fujifilm will use this platform to exhibit a wide range of new printing concepts, technologies, products, services and solutions under the banner “POWER TO SUCCEED.”The driving force behind Fujifilm’s “POWER TO SUCCEED” philosophy is the desire for the company to deliver advanced solutions to its customers to help them achieve success.At drupa, these solutions will include: advanced inkjet systems delivering benchmark quality and productivity across a wide range of print applications; plate production solutions designed to maximise efficiency, minimise cost and improve a printer’s environmental footprint; and advances in workflow and colour management software that will help a printer better manage work across multiple print processes. Fujifilm will be showcasing these solutions in a number of distinct areas of the stand, with each area demonstrating how Fujifilm technologies can add value to a printer’s business.-Package Print Zone – Fujifilm will be demonstrating for the first time a new B2 inkjet digital press for folding carton applications, which takes advantage of the company’s SAMBATM printhead and high performance VIVIDIA UV digital ink technologies. In addition, Fujifilm will also be showcasing its new FLENEX DLE CTP system. This new system is set to revolutionize the flexo market, offering an incredibly simple and high quality method of producing flexo plates.Finally, Fujifilm will also be highlighting the benefits of its UVivid range of narrow web inks, together with its offset plate and pressroom solutions designed specifically for packaging applications. -Commercial Print Zone – In this zone, Fujifilm will be showcasing the Jet Press 720 B2 inkjet press, running live throughout the show, along with the latest Xerox SRA3 toner-based digital presses. Fujifilm will also be demonstrating how its plate production solutions can add value to a printer’s business, with the new Brillia HD PRO-T3 and ‘lo-chem’ plate production solutions being a particular highlight. Finally, at the heart of the stand will be the company’s XMF workflow and production management suite.With a raft of new features, including a major new cloud-based module designed to help printers manage cross-process colour consistency, XMF will be a core part of demonstrations on the Fujifilm stand focusing on how printers can improve the quality, productivity and environmental performance of their business-Wide Format Print Zone – In the Wide Format area of the stand, Fujifilm will be showcasing its class-leading range of flatbed and rollfed inkjet printers. The productivity, quality and performance of the Inca Onset S40 will be a particular highlight, along with a demonstration of the quality and flexibility of the company’s new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer.Completing the range will be the highly successful Acuity Advance platform and Uvistar II roll-fed printers, alongside the company’s innovative euromedia range of media. -‘POWER TO SUCCEED’ Exhibition Zone – A key part of the Fujifilm stand will be a central zone dedicated to innovative print applications. The aim of this zone is to provide inspiration to printers attending the show, as Fujifilm will showcase many different types of print from around the World; all produced using different Fujifilm digital inkjet, toner, offset and flexo printing technologies. -Technology Leadership Zone – In this zone, Fujifilm will be showcasing the advanced products and technologies from FUJIFILM Dimatix, the world’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications. The combination of industry-leading technological expertise alongside a long tradition of supplying trusted, high quality products has earned the company an enviable industry-wide reputation. It is one of only a few suppliers whose experience in offset printing, together with its strengthening digital technology portfolio, puts it in an ideal position to help printers integrate new digital technologies into their businesses.Whether it is the very latest in digital plates, digital workflow or digital presses, Fujifilm will be demonstrating how printers can maximise quality and business efficiency while minimising their impact on the environment.

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Apr 11, 2012

FFEI TO SHOW EXPANDED PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AT DRUPA 2012
Apr 11, 2012

At drupa 2012 (stand C18, Hall 5); FFEI Ltd, a global developer of digital imaging solutions, will showcase an expanded product portfolio including a new end-to-end digital labels solution.

 It will also launch its exclusive worldwide VIP Partner Programme, designed to extend the global availability of FFEI products. Based in Hemel Hempstead, UK, FFEI core technologies are inket, software, commercial CTP and newspaper CTP.FFEI’s star attraction will be its new end-to-end digital labels solution which includes a Caslon digital inkjet press incorporating a new digital spot colour unit printing white ink, and FFEI’s latest RealPro Workflow software.These new products aim to enable label converters and digital print houses to partner with one technology supplier since all the components are designed to work together. FFEI says this will allow companies to move into the profitable market of small-to-medium run labels with confidence due to greatly reduced business risk and disruption.“Following a major investment programme we are very excited about presenting our portfolio at this year’s show,” Andy Cook, managing director, FFEI, said. “Our new digital labels solution, specifically, is expected to create significant market interest, representing a much needed ‘door opener’ to increased business growth for flexo or digital print shops alike. Having already received an excited early welcome from both the market and potential reseller partners for this solution, and our extended portfolio, we look forward to exploring future collaboration and presenting the benefits of our new VIP Partner Programme at the show.” Caslon, a digital colour inkjet press jointly developed between FFEI and Nilpeter A/S, can be installed as part of a traditional narrow web label press or alternatively, utilised as a standalone digital inkjet system, converting high quality labels up to 420mm web widths, at 25 m/min rising to 50 metres (dependent on resolution). Another new for drupa 2012, and available from FFEI and reseller partners, is an additional Caslon digital spot colour unit that prints digital UV-curable white ink for printing on a wide range of substrates. The company says this new capability eliminates the need to pre-print white ink via a traditional press – shortening production times, minimising cost and providing increased job control.In addition, FFEI Caslon customers will have the opportunity to benefit from the newly enhanced RealPro Workflow System, a fully automated production solution for commercial, digital and label printers. New specialised labeling and packaging features enable seamless integration with the Caslon digital inkjet press, providing users with the ability to centralise control of their files and intelligently output them via the most cost efficient route, whether on a digital or conventional output device, or a third party system.Visitors to the FFEI stand at drupa 2012 will also be treated to live demonstrations of RealVue 3D Packager, an innovative 3D visualisation software solution for fast carton packaging or label prototyping as well as hearing more about FFEI’s market-leading CTP range.

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Apr 11, 2012

DURING DRUPA 2012 HEIGHTS WILL EXHIBIT A NUMBER OF PRODUCTS, SOME ALREADY KNOWN AND SOME NEW LITHO PRODUCTS
Apr 11, 2012

HEIGHTS Booth Hall 8b C01 will exhibit the newly launched INCA 85 Conventional / Thermal processor. 

This unit is designed from the very successful INCA Violet units and uses many common components. It is well proven as a reliable, durable processor offering a recommended throughput of up to 24,000 SqM per Year.HEIGHTS Bora will be available for use with CtCP Plates, Thermal Plates
and with ZAC Conductivity for Fujifilm Thermal Plates. BORA shares many common components with FLP1260Mk2 Violet processors and the very successful BLUE Amber Finishing Units used for Fujifilm’s PRO-V Plate technology. BORA processing offers customers “Unlimited Throughput” productivity.HEIGHTS have been producing “Heavy Processors” for many years for OEM contracts with Fujifilm, Dupont and Kodak. At DRUPA Heights will showcase the AZTEC “Super Heavy” Thermal / CtCP Processor. With an “unlimited throughput” capability, AZTEC is a plate processor built for performance. As an OEM product it has an install base of over 5000 units.Flexo ProductsNEW at DRUPA from HEIGHTS Flexo Division, the Manta Range of inline letterpress and water wash Flexo processing systems combining digital layer removal, washing, rinsing, drying and post exposure steps in one unit and is specifically designed for all types of plates will be showcased.Ideally suited to the medium/high volume plate making operation where quality and cost effectiveness is demanded, this range is perfectly suited to customers using all major branded plate material.All units perform the following functions, black mask removal (optional) wash out performed by a downward facing orbital brush, fresh water rinsing of the plate to remove all debris prior to drying and post exposure.The plate is then fed on to the discharge table and is press ready.The unit features a PLC controller for transport speed, black mask water temp, main wash-out water temperature and dryer temperature
Heights will also have available information on all its other solvent equipment and ancillaries including the 3647 ECDLF, the 3647 Batch Processor and the 2530 Compact Processor.

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Apr 3, 2012

HP SEES BIG FOR DRUPA 2012
Apr 3, 2012

HP will showcase production solutions to meet nearly every of its visitors segment, on their stand D60 in Hall 4 during the upcoming drupa;

 new digital printing solutions and applications that help print service providers (PSPs) grow their businesses and deliver higher value to their customers will be introduced. The 4,952 sqm HP booth will be divided into demonstration areas for general commercial, photo specialty, publishing, direct mail and transaction printing: labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons and sign and display printing.HP’s stand will feature its broad range of graphic arts technologies, including:- HP indigo digital presses featuring high-quality liquid HP ElectroInks for commercial, photo specialty, and label and packaging applications
- HP Inkjet Web presses for high-speed publishing, transactional and commercial applications
- HP large-format systems using HP latex and UV inks for numerous sign and display applications
- HP Specialty Printing Systems inkjet solutions for high-productivity, low-cost imprinting, addressing, coding and marking applications.To name a few, the commercial printing area will be leading with the new HP T410 Color Inkjet Web Press, delivering unprecedented versatility and productivity, enabling offset-class capability.With the T410 print up to 140 million letter-sized equivalent full-color images at 600 ft/min (183 m/min) and 175 million mono images at 800 ft/min (244 m/min) per month, and scale your mass production of high-quality, customized campaigns to whole new levels with 100% variable content printing at more than 5,000 pages per minute in full-color, or nearly 7,000 pages per minute in monochrome.Well known Sign and Display presses, from Industrial printers to Designjets, will be exhibited too.The Industrial printer LX850, which lets you expand your reach with stunning indoor and outdoor applications, from POP displays, soft signage, customized wallpaper, interior decoration and vehicle wraps.The 3.2m (126 inch) printer provides high-quality odorless prints, of up to 1200 dpi resolution, at true production speed with the prints coming out of the printer dry, saving on the cost of an external dryer.Additionally enjoy unattended productivity with two rolls as well as roll-to-free and roll-to-collector capabilities, or produce double-sided banners with minimal operator intervention.The Flatbed FB700 too lets you print fast and at an incredible image quality of up to 1200 x 600 optimised dpi resolution, with the advantage to load, print and collect media simultaneously. With this HP printer, you can rely on a robust, high-volume design, including a sturdy belt-driven media advance system, with self-generated vaccum, and heavy-duty tables.Side by side the successful Designjets L26500 1.55m (61 inch) and the L28500 2.64m (104 inch) will be exhibited, both offering a broader range of outdoor and indoor applications, including soft signage. With its water-based HP Latex Inks, attract environmentally-conscious customers, and improve your work environment.Designed to provide convenient printing and boost productivity, take advantage of an increased uptime thanks to an easy, automatic, reliable, low-maintenance printing and user-replaceable printheads.Also to be showcased the heavy-duty HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer, which enables you to offer outstanding photo image quality at print speeds up to 140 m²/hr, lets you create POP displays and impressive backlit signs. Thanks to the embedded spectrophotometer and HP colour technology, get the right colours and start printing them accurately every time on different substrates, the Z6200 lets you print jobs at remarkable black-and-white image quality and photo prints with a wide color gamut enabled by chromatic red ink and uniform gloss.Also among the Designjets to be exhibited, the T7100 Printer combines low-cost mono printing with quality colour, it produces low-cost CAD drawings and high-quality color documents.Enjoy low maintenance and fast speeds with a printer that’s easy to upgrade because of its modular design, the T7100 saves you time and expense, versus costly LED printing. The printer fits seamlessly into any production environment, with built-in connectivity, security, and manageability tools. Plus, embedded job accounting makes it easy to track usage and manage costs.

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Apr 3, 2012

UNITED PRINTING AND PUBLISHING, ABU DHABI GOES HP
Apr 3, 2012

United Printing & Publishing is one of the largest newspaper, magazine print & publisher in Abu Dhabi – UAE.

 In order to upgrade its indoor & outdoor media department UPP’s decision to invest in a Flat Bed UV FB700 98.4inch wide and a 3.2meters LX850 printer.The Flatbed FB700, can load, print and collect up to six sheets of media simultaneously. Its versatility enables production of a nearly endless range of outdoor and indoor applications, including point-of-purchase displays, tradeshow graphics, interior decorations, banners and furniture, of up to 6.4 cm thick and up to 2.5m wide by 3.05m long for which extension tables are required.In its new endeavor United Printing and Publishing will wow its clients with incredible image quality of up to 1200 x 600 optimized dpi, or even with new applications possibilities like enriching photos with matte or gloss finishes, or offer double-sided prints and full-bleed printing. This printer lets you even choose the right combination of speed and quality to meet each customer requirement.On the other hand the HP LX850 is a 3.2m industrial printer also with multiple features. The LX850 prints outstanding image quality with 6-colour printing and up to 1200 dpi resolution on a wide range of outdoor and indoor applications, like POP, displays, customized wallpaper, interior decoration and vehicle wraps. Its prints have a display permanence and durability comparable to low-solvent inks.Attracting environmentally conscious customers, the LX850 uses water-based HP Latex Inks, with which the prints do not need any special ventilation and come off the printer dry. Higher productivity is ensured through its two rolls, roll-to-free fall and roll-collector capabilities.

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Apr 3, 2012

DYNAMIC MOTION, DUBAI TAKES DELIVERY OF AN HP LATEX L25500, 60 INCH LATEX LFP EARLY THIS YEAR
Apr 3, 2012

Dynamic Motion LLC decided to go for an L25500, 60 inch. Its unrivaled versatility offers the advertising company to print indoor and outdoor applications, from point-of-purchase (POP) displays to vehicle wraps.

 The HP Designjet L25500 Printer uses an HP Thermal Inkjet writing system that has been proven by generations of HP Designjets to deliver high image quality, high productivity, unattended operation, and unmatched ease of use.With printing resolutions up to 1,200 dpi and six ink colors, the HP Designjet L25500 Printer delivers a large color gamut with rich, saturated colors and blacks, producing up to 246 ft2/hr (22.8 m2/hr) of ready-to-use output.Its precise and accurate motion control of media advance is a critical element of image quality secured through its HP’s Optical Media Advance Sensor and thanks to its built-in spectrophotometer, accurate and consistent color across prints and between printers are easily achieved.Using HP 789 Latex Ink Cartridges supply 775 ml of ink, these high-volume cartridges offer a low intervention rate and allow unattended and overnight printing. Cartridges are conveniently accessed from the front of the printer and user-replaceable, eliminating the need for a service-call.Additionally its built-in automatic nozzle testing system eliminates the need for daily manual maintenance.

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Mar 29, 2012

FINE TISSUE BOXES ADOPTS A NEW LOOK WITH THE HELP OF HEIBER & SCHROEDER A LEADING VENDOR CONVERTER
Mar 29, 2012

Perfect Printing Press is the printing carton & converting arm of Nuqul Group. Nuqul Group is better known through its hygiene brand FINE.

 To work on a NEW Look for FINE tissue boxes Perfect Printing Press called on Heiber & Schroeder to be one of the architects.The investment in two Heiber & Schroeder window patching machines model WPS 1100 fitted each with two belt feeders follows the more recent acquisition of a manroland R706 LV sheetfed offset 6 colors and UV coating press. Both Window Patchers are equipped with a diagonal cut for the PE materials, for a personalized cut.The WPS 1100 is equipped with a processor controlled timed belt feeder (BF).The Chain Converyor Unit features two conveyor chains (in double track version 4 chains), adjustable in length direction by quick change driver blocks for precise positioning and in cross direction by means of spindles. The chains run in plastic guides. The top guide bars can be lifted together pneumatically by push-button to facilitate set-up.Following the feeder and the chain conveyor unit, the blanks are taken over by rubber rollers and are transferred by vacuum belts to the delivery, granting a perfect glue application and careful handling of the printed blank side.The gluing system combines both the advantages of a two roller gluing station with a driven metering roller covering the whole gluing section and those of a glue application limited from both sides with side scraper and fixed doctor blade. Thus this system offers the optimum solution for every possible application.To set the stencil cylinder in running direction, there is a motorised stepless adjustment. In cross direction, it is set by spindles with hand wheel (for each lane on two lane machines). Even during machine operation, the stencil position can be rectified, to guarantee a precise glue application.The gluing stencils can be prepared on a separate stencil preparation table provided with a scale outside the machine. They are glued onto a stencil blanket. The complete mounted stencil is clamped onto the stencil cylinder.At the end of a production run, the mounted stencil can be taken off and stored for future use.This station consists of an unwind shaft with clamping cones and brake per each lane, a web feed, a rotary cross cutter and an application cylinder. The cross cutter and the application cylinder are both provided with suction and blower air control for transportation of the window/lining material. Even during machine operation, the cut-off length of the material can be digitally set from minimum to maximum.The position of the window/lining material in relation to the blank is digitally adjustable in running direction without stopping the machine.The whole section can be moved sideways allowing easy access to film unwind shafts and provides direct access for knife adjustment.The belts have a separate drive, the shingling can be set digitally.The delivery scope of the basic machine is completed with a digital speed counter, a counter for the total production figures with photocell as well as the following control devices:-blank positioning control behind the feeder, in order to avoid jam in the chain conveyor unit
-jam control in the blank delivery sectionAll set-up data including monitoring functions can be stored for repeat orders.

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Mar 29, 2012

Ali Bin Ali Printing Press, Doha, Qatar invests in a manroland R705 3B LV HiPrint and an Autobond Mini 76T
Mar 29, 2012

Ali Bin Ali Printing Press in Doha, Qatar produces everything from business cards, leaflets, advertising flyers and corporate brochures to newspapers, magazines, directories and hardback books.

 The manroland R705 3B LV HiPrint and the Autobond Mini 76T are the latest addition in capital expenditures the printing press is ready to show off their new unconventional commercial printing and laminating services.The Roland 700 HiPrint processes 0.04 millimeter thin paper up to cardboard 1 millimeter thick with a speed up to 16000 sheets per hour. And with the 3B plus format, you can accommodate more multiple-up images on a sheet.manroland HiPrint stands for less makeready time, more printing time and so higher productivity thus lower unit costs. It provides a constant outstanding high quality and efficient print production.It has a fully automatic plate changing system by which plates are correctly mounted and time can be saved by accurate register. It has high performance inking units which give fast reaction and have a large storage capacity.It has a non-stop feeder and delivery so that you can change the piles at production speed. It has a user friendly operating software.The sheets dry quicker, also the travel sheet is very smooth and they come out without scratch because of the ventilators in the delivery.The Roland 700 HiPrint covers all aspects of Value Added Printing. Loaded with features such as the Automatic Plate changing system – APL and the Quickchange options such as the Quickchange coating allowing the press to be changed from UV to dispersion coating within fifteen minutes and the unique AirGlide delivery enabling to produce perfectly even stacks at high press speeds, owning to the particularity flat sheet ascent and long sheet stabilization path.It’s for printers who want to boost production efficiency i.e. higher performance and time and cost savings.The Roland 700 HiPrint is also aimed at printers looking to increase the product value i.e. with a single, like opted by Ali Bin Ali, or double coating module with the extremely precise chambered doctor blade system.For its laminating needs, Ali Bin Ali Printing Press opted for high-quality lamination in-house with an Autobond Mini 76T MK2, with shorter feeding table.This B2 landscape/B1 portrait thermal laminator offers speeds up to 45 metres per minute with stock ranging from 90 gsm to 650 gsm.The small footprint of only 2.9 x 1.5 metres makes it suitable where space is limited, while the solid construction enables a laminating nip pressure of up to six metric tonnes. This makes the Mini 76 T suitable for work printed litho or digitally.Film is mounted on a quick-change airshaft, which allows different formats and film types to be altered easily, while the pneumatic clutch ensures precise film tension.The Mini 76 T is equipped with a Heidelberg-Stahl bottom separation, continuous suction drum feeder, which can be replenished during the run from the top.

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Mar 29, 2012

Kreim Printing Press, Beirut, Lebanon invests in an R54 pico size 35x50mm press
Mar 29, 2012

Founded in 1928 in Jounieh - Lebanon, Kreim Printing Press aimed at printing liturgical books and other literacy and educational publications.

 Today, KPP prints has transformed into a commercial printer.and the recent installation of the ROLAND 50, 4 colors serves as an hommage to celebrate its ambitions.The winner of the 2008 German printing industry innovation awards is the first printing press in 36/52 format with a pile delivery of as high as 700 millimeters.The small in size press is large in printing, equipped with a double-diameter impression cylinders and transferters, which enable a contact-free sheet travel and so delivers a big advantage for presses using thick materials and thus excellent printing quality.Moreover stability and precision of the press are performed by a robust construction with cast side frames. It is easy to use with its high degree of automation with integrated PressPilot offering a wide range of functions: RCI remote ink key control, ink presetting via JobCard, display in different languages, and remote adjustment for diagonal register +/- 0.3 millimeters.In the 36/52 format the ROLAND 50 establishes a new standard of printing quality and substrate flexibility. Only the ROLAND 50 processes substrates from 0.04 – 0.8 mm, enabling new fields of business such as calendar production.Not only producing mass but also delivering high class in the form of printing quality is ensured by the XXL technology in the small format.The geometry of the fast-reacting 15-roller inking unit has been taken over from medium and large format presses and provides consistent inking over the entire run.Besides that, the three oscillating rollers in the 5-roller damping unit effectively counteract print disturbances. The highly precise ink slides with 200 linear increments enable color to be accurately matched and exactly reproduced.The feeder with suction feedboard and pneumatic sidelays ensures precise and markless sheet feeding with a display for early, late or diagonal sheets.And the press officer will be enchanted by the short makeready time needed due to its remote adjustment of lateral, circumferential, and diagonal registers, automated plate loading with EPL (Ergonomical Plate Loading) and easy-to-clean ink fountains with a special coating (Quick Change Surface).

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Mar 25, 2012

What to expect at the upcoming drupa 2012
Mar 25, 2012

Already four years went by since the last drupa 2008, and while the industry went through an economic crisis, the international trade fair for prepress, premedia, printing, bookbinding, print finishing and paper converting is expecting more than 350 000 visitors at the upcoming drupa 2012, under the slogan ‘one world – one drupa’.

 The 2008 edition closed with 1971 exhibitors on 175, 272 sqm and a total number of 391 000 visitors, from which 7% were coming from the Middle East.During this drupa, from the 3rd till the 16th of May 2012 at the Fair Ground in Duesseldorf – Germany, 1850 exhibitors over 19 halls will be showcasing their latest technologies.As the industry’s leading graphic arts event, preparations are underway, Dynagraph as with every Drupa will be on location together with its partners. Our colleagues will be available for your assistance.Over the next days we will do our outmost to prepare you for the event and keep you informed of new product releases by our partners to allow you to identify possible future market trends.Local phone numbers will be available to allow you reach your local Dynagraph partners. We look forward to seeing you during Drupa 2012.

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Mar 25, 2012

manroland web systems will show new highlights during drupa 2012
Mar 25, 2012

Under its new company name, manroland web systems GmbH will be proving ‘anew its performance and innovation capacity as a powerful business partner’ (Mr. Peter Kuisle, Sales, Service and Marketing Director of manroland web systems GmbH) in hall 6, together with the sheetfed offset division of former manroland AG.

 Presenting its highly productive solutions for the industrial web offset production of newspapers, magazines, and advertising material, manroland web systems will as well showcase innovative products from the printnet and printservices divisions.manroland will continue to turn heads of newspaper and commercial printers its high performance web offset presses, from the 4-page CROMOMAN up to the 24-page COLORMAN, XXL, and from the highly flexible 16-page ROTOMAN up to the 96-page LITHOMAN.But the stand highlights are surely the latest web offset series, the COLORMAN e:line and, the ROTOMAN HiPrint and ROTOMAN
DirectDrive and the LITHOMAN S for 96 page heatset production.The COLORMAN e:line, as its name defines, stands for effective, efficient, easy to operate, energy-saving, and excellent quality. Its Automation and High Quality packages can be defined and retrofitted later as needed.When a higher level of automation is required, the printing unit is compatible with all autoprint modules. With the High Quality package, one can produce jobs similar to magazines in addition to newspapers.Additionally the COLORMAN e:line meets entirely different requirements, it offers speed ranges, from the medium up to the highest performance class. It permits product impositions with 4 or 6 pages across the web.The 96-page LITHOMAN S is an attractive press which opens new markets to offset printing featuring 4.32 million A4 pages per hour.Equipped with one reel splicer, four blanket-to-blanket printing units and two folders, permit the manufacturing of products with a high number of multiple-up images.While the ROTOMAN HiPrint and the ROTOMAN DirectDrive provide customers with competitive advantages for their specific markets, the presses are designed for different job structures. The ROTOMAN HiPrint offers the highest print quality with the best price/performance ratio, the ROTOMAN DirectDrive offers in addition to the proven quality, a highly-automated reproducibility from the shortest to the longest run.Other developments for commercial and newspaper presses, will be seen in the well known One Touch: autoprint philosophy.manroland web systems is every day one step closer to its concept of a press which is to produce fully automatically and operates itself, performing at the touch of only one button and only one operator at only one control console, monitoring the production process and controlling the quality. Further new modules for planning, monitoring, and quality management will be introduced.

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Mar 25, 2012

Perfect Printing Press organizes an open house
Mar 25, 2012

On 29th of January on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary, Perfect Printing Press, part of the Nuqul Group of companies in Jordan, presents during an open house a ROLAND 700 LV six colors commissioned during the 4th quarter of 2011.

 PPP invited customers and partners for its open house whose highlight was its latest manroland R706 LV, 6 color press with UV coater.
A general presentation was held on Perfect Printing Press its overall developments and achievements since its establishment in 1992.Specialized in producing high quality printed packaging materials and cartons, PPP serves several product sectors including Tissue boxes, Pharmaceutical, Detergent, Fast & Frozen Food, Confectionary & Biscuits, Cosmetics & Toiletries and Labels.Mr. Abdo Khoury, Sales Manager at Dynagraph was invited to present the R700 characteristics, productivity, flexibility and high standard quality. This all round machine in format 3B is considered the benchmark in the commercial and packaging printing industry and covers all aspects of value added printing.

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Mar 12, 2012

ONE VIOLET PLATESETTER FROM FUJIFILM COMMISSIONED AT MUSCAT PRINTING AND PUBLISHING HOUSE
Mar 12, 2012

In 1974, Muscat Printing and Publishing House established itself as a trusted household name in the Sultanate of Oman; among others with the Times of Oman as a leading publication.

 MPPH has since diversified and counts a wide range of daily and weekly newspapers and publications.Times of Oman alone is printed daily with 52 pages with a blend of black and colour pages and comes out with regular supplements covering issues from various fields.End of October 2011 Muscat Printing and Publishing House finally aimed to imaging technology opting for a Fujifilm Luxel V-8 HS with Heights processor FLP 1260. To match its needs, MPPH chose the high speed model for maximum productivity, which can output 50 B1 plates per hour at 2400 dpi.The violet Luxel V-8 HS offers highly flexible format size, with a maximum plate size of 1160mm x 960mm x 0.3mm. Designed and manufactured with an exceptional reliability with its fully automated plate handling and storage for up to 300 plates for long unattended operations, it is moreover easy to use, to service and to maintain.A significant benefit enjoyed by Luxel V-8 HS users is the low cost of ownership. Fujifilm’s violet platesetters use highly reliable laser diodes that have an imaging life expectancy of 5000 hours, which is equivalent to five years’ typical use.The violet Luxel V-8 HS platesetter is complemented by Fujifilm’s commercial violet plate, Brillia LP-NV. Manufactured with quality, speed and flexibility as its major benefits, Luxel V-8 HS CTP together with LP-NV will form a powerful combination for printers looking for cost-effective, high-quality plate production.For an enhanced image quality and productivity gains, the Luxel V-8 offers an advanced screening technology, the Co-Res Screening.
Last but not least, the engine has a fast restart feature that allows quick recovery following an error, minimizing downtime. The Luxel V-8 HS is fully compatible with Fujifilm’s low chemistry, photopolymer plate, Brillia HD PRO-V.The Heights processor FLP 1260 has the ability to process the highest quality CTP photopolymer plates available, at a speed as high as 60 B1 plates per hour.The plate processor is robustly engineered and built giving easy access to the major serviceable parts of the unit, also for cleaning and maintenance. It has energy and water saving features, has a color coded plumbing system, an intuitive LCD operator interface and developer replenishment is made by plate area.

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Mar 12, 2012

TWO FUJIFILM LUXEL V-8 SAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC CTP AND HEIGHTS BLUE AMBER 125 HD HANDED OVER TO AL WATAN FOR PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTION IN BAHRAIN
Mar 12, 2012

Al Watan for Publishing and Distribution, publisher of the Al Watan daily newspaper, distributed in and out of Bahrain, opted for a CTP by Fujifilm end of November 2011.

 Within a few years, Al Watan became the most reliable source of information for the Bahraini readers as regards local, international, economic and sport news. Aiming to produce a respectable newspaper with high quality content, two Fujifilm Luxel V-8 Single-cassette Autoloader were commissioned at Al Watan for Publishing and Distribution.The Luxel V-8 SAL is the affordable route to automatic production, it uses a single online cassette to feed the CTP engine during production, extra cassettes are uniquely identifiable and are held offline, housing different sized plates if needed.The SAL increases the efficiency of the Luxel V-8 by enabling continuous unattended plate production. The Luxel V-8 SAL is specifically designed to be flexible and as demand for faster turnaround and productivity increases, the Luxel V-8 SAL can be upgraded to grow with your business. If image quality is of the utmost importance, the High Definition (HD) option improves tonal range and smoothness.Fitted to the Fujifilm Luxel V-8 SAL were two Heights processors Blue Amber 125 HD for medium-heavy duty cycles. The Blue Amber HD range was designed to enable an easy operation with only few process steps, with easy access for maintenance and an increase of the latitude of Violet Photopolymer printing plate production.

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Mar 12, 2012

A FUJIFILM COMPUTER TO PLATE LUXEL V-8 SAL SEMI AUTOMATIC WITH A SINGLE CASSETTE PLATE FEEDER & HEIGHTS BLUE AMBER HD125 IS DELIVERED AT APEX PRESS & PUBLISHING IN OMAN
Mar 12, 2012

Apex Press and Publishing invests in a Fujifilm CTP Luxel V-8.

 One of Oman's leading print, publisher is known for its high-quality titles e.g. BusinessToday, a monthly business title; Oman Today, a popular monthly leisure magazine; TheWeek, a 48-page, full colour weekly distributed free; The Business Directory and many other publications of brochures, flyers and related promotional publications for other companies. The installed Luxel V-8 offers quality, productivity, flexibility and automation.It lets you choose the level of output productivity to match your needs, with up to 55 B1 (8 page) plates per hour at 1200 dpi and up to 38 B1 (8 page) plates per hour at 2400 dpi.Apex Press and Publishing’s Luxel V-8 differentiate itself from other semi-automatic devices since it is fitted with a single input cassette that manages up to 60 x 0.3 mm plates.The Single cassette automatic configuration allows it to increase the efficiency of the Luxel V-8 by enabling continuous unattended plate production, using a single online cassette to feed the CTP engine during production, extra cassettes are uniquely identifiable and are held offline, housing different sized plates if needed.Equipped with an automatic interleaf removal system, interleaf paper is automatically removed prior to the plate being loaded into the imaging unit, while waste interleaf paper is held within the machine until the end of the production shift.It’s low cost of ownership is ensured through Fujifilm’s violet platesetters use of highly reliable laser diodes that have an imaging life expectancy of 5000 hours, which is equivalent to five years’ typical use.Compatible with Brillia HD PRO-V plates, the Luxel V-8 results in the best low-chemistry CTP solution on the market, with no compromise in either quality or productivity.A processor by Heights, the Blue Amber HD 125 was fitted to the Fujifilm Luxel V-8 CTP. Featured for medium to heavy duty cycles, the Blue Amber HD range was designed with the least possible number of process steps for an easy operation, an easy access for maintenance and an increase in the latitude of Violet Photopolymer printing plate production.Robustly engineered with an intelligent replenishment system, compact footprint and a self contained fluid system, the Blue Amber HD 125 is able to process from a minimum plate length of 290 mm to 1250 mm, maximum and 0.15-0.3 mm thick and transports plates up to 2000 mm/min.

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Mar 12, 2012

THE FULLY AUTOMATIC CREASESTREAM PLUS BY TECH-NI-FOLD
Mar 12, 2012

The CreaseStream Plus by Tech-ni-Fold now available with automatic feed, with maximum sheet width of 52 cm, came to life reducing unnecessary costs through its vacuum free feeder, which works on light/medium and heavier weight materials regardless of the machine speed. 

The latest launch in the CreaseStream family produces up to 9 crease styles to match any imaginable stock, from 80 to 350 gsm. Up to 20,000 sheets per hour can be creased and micro-perforated simultaneously without affecting the speed and with incredible ease, accuracy and a high quality finish.Not only does the CreaseStream Plus eliminates digital cracking at press speeds, it also comes equipped with a unique micro-perforating tool which applies fine and flat quality results, nearly invisible micro perforations that let sheets run through any laser printer or copier, trouble free.Precision is guaranteed by the special pre-cylinder transport roller, which ensures the accurate transfer of the fed sheets to the tooling shafts, this feature also increases feeding consistency. Standard tooling is the same format as the Junior, with the ability to produce two creases, or one crease and one micro-perforation. Unlike the Junior, the machine is available with three standards micro-perforation blades, 12tpi, 25tpi and 40tpi.The CreaseStream Plus can apply simultaneous creasing and micro-perforating with the bonus of trimming the sheets as well. The cutting tool produces long lasting guillotine quality trimming so that you can produce 2 up or even 3 up copies (cutting tool is optional). All multiple applications can be added, without affecting speed of output.Its flexible design allows users to easily add on a multiple of applications for extra finishing, including a uniquely adapted inline folding unit – FoldStreaminline.

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Mar 12, 2012

FUJIFILM, LEADER IN PROVIDING RELIABLE AND CONVENIENT SOLUTIONS THAT RAISE PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY
Mar 12, 2012

Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. is a multinational photography and imaging company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

 Established in 1934 with the aim of producing photographic films, Fujifilm diversified over the decades into new markets, like the medical (X-ray diagnosis), printing, electronic imaging and magnetic materials fields, and built a strong presence around the globe.FUJIFILM Graphic Systems opens up a breathtaking vista of graphic and commercial printing possibilities and has earned the trust of graphics professionals worldwide by taking the lead in providing reliable and convenient solutions that raise productivity and quality. With today’s publishing and printing industries depending on computers and digital technology, Fujifilm offers solutions, including onscreen editing systems and digital image scanners, computer-to-plate (CTP) systems, and proofing systems used to assure quality.Fujifilm leads the way with its PRO-V Violet low chemistry and PRO-T Thermal processless technology.It has the most popular range of CTP plates, the Brillia series for commercial and newspaper applications, which offers a comprehensive range of high sensitivity thermal and violet CTP plates, including processless and low-chemistry plates. All benefit from Fujifilm’s High Definition emulsion for extended imaging latitude and Fujifilm’s unique MultiGrain for better on-press performance.They all share the same aim of reducing the environmental impact, by reducing the amount of chemistry, wash water and energy consumption used, though it brings unmatched quality, consistency and productivity to plate production.Brillia HD PRO-V utilizes the latest low chemistry processing techniques to minimize the environmental impact of plate processing, drastically reducing the chemical usage whilst using a much environmentally friendlier processing solution.The PRO-V Violet low chemistry plates combines the benefits of low chemistry CTP with the proven low cost of ownership of violet imaging. While the PRO-V is a violet plate, it has a lower energy consumption and while it is not process free it has a minimized processing path, with the plate just passing through one short bath of finishing solution.There is no need to replenish the processor with any wash or solvent, as the bath level is kept stable through a few millimeters daily of pure water. Thanks to its high sensitivity polymerization technology, the PRO-V plates deliver unmatched consistency and productivity as conventional processed violet CTP plates without the need for laser upgrades; while its emulsion technology allows high quality of 1-99% resolution and the ability of printing 20 um FM.On the other hand, the Brillia HD PRO-T is a true, no-compromise processless thermal plate, does not require any form of pre-press processor or finishing unit, saving time and money and at the same time reducing the environmental impact. It brings unmatched quality, consistency and productivity in plate production for all types of commercial print, including demanding second-generation FM and hybrid screening applications.Incorporating a new high-sensitivity polymerization technology, it enables users to achieve that same level of productivity as conventional processed CTP plates. The new emulsion technology adopted by Brillia PRO-T sets the print quality benchmark for processless CTP. Brillia HD PRO-T plates comfortably support high quality print 1-99% and 20micron FM screening.It achieves the very best environmental performance, by eliminating chemistry and water, eliminating the processor and consequently the processor maintenance, in overall simplifying the plate production.Giving a choice, Fujifilm leaves it to the users to choose the plate solution according to their specific requirements, some printers preferring their plate to be ready before it goes on the press, hence the PRO-V.Fujifilm’s Jet Press 720 represents an innovation in inkjet technology particularly suitable for traditional commercial printers looking to improve their competitiveness with short-run jobs and digital short-run work and digital printers who are looking to offer a wider range of digital print services. The Fujifilm Digital Inkjet Jet Press 720 features the quality and robustness of an offset press and the versatility to handle short press runs.

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Feb, 2012

Feb 16, 2012

MANROLAND WEB SYSTEMS STARTS WITH POSSEHL MANROLAND SHEETFED SUCCESS WITH THE NEW INVESTOR LANGLEY GROUP
Feb 16, 2012

manroland web systems starts with Possehl Foundation of manroland web systems GmbH – contract signed with insolvency administrator.

 The insolvency administrator of manroland AG i.I., Werner Schneider, and the L. Possehl & Co. mbH, Lübeck, signed the contract for the acquisition of the web offset press business located in Augsburg.Therefore, the continuation of the business is long-term assured. The business taken over by Possehl is to be conducted in the newly founded “manroland web systems GmbH”. Uwe Lüders, Chairman of the Board of the Possehl group, preliminary takes over the management of the company. Uwe Lüders is being supported by a management team of five.Peter Kuisle, Vice President Sales for many years, leads the service and sales divisions, complemented by the technical division led by Dieter Betzmeier. Franz Gumpp is responsible for the production and purchasing division. Company development and human resources management are carried on by Dr. Daniel Raffler.Dirk Rauh is in charge of the financial department. With this management team the new company stands for a high degree of stability and experience as well as innovations.Around 1,400 employees will find a long-term and secure job in the manroland web systems GmbH. Thus more than half of the jobs at the Augsburg site could be saved. Moreover, a long-term delivery contract with the facilities at Plauen will support the site.Looking ahead Lüders is optimistic: “We have an excellently skilled staff and a good market position as well as ultra-modern and highly efficient products.In my talks with many customers I learnt that we are needed as a reliable partner in the future, too.” The new company that continues the new press business as well as the services, spare and wear parts business aims at annual sales of about 300 million euro.Under the roof of the new owner Possehl web offset presses from Augsburg continue to stand for customized solutions in commercial web offset as well as newspaper printing. “On drupa 2012 we will show our competence as high performance business partner standing for innovations,” proudly mentioned Peter Kuisle, responsible for Sales and Service at manroland web systems GmbH.Manroland sheetfed success with the new investor Langley Group “Ich bin ein Roländer” Offenbach, 9 February 2012:An investor solution has been found for the sheet fed business of insolvent manroland AG, just days after a sale of the web machines business to German Possehl group was announced.British entrepreneur Tony Langley and the privately owned engineering group, Langley Holdings plc (www.langleyholdings.com), have emerged as the investors behind a 100% takeover of the sheet fed printing equipment division and its properties portfolio in Offenbach, together with manroland’s international marketing organization in more than 40 countries. “I am very pleased with the solution which will provide a long-term perspective to the Offenbach location and the sheet fed printing business”, said Werner Schneider, Insolvency Administrator.Roughly 860 employees in Offenbach will be taken over...” …Tony Langley is well known as a long term investor who acts strategically. I am convinced that a lasting perspective has been found for manroland’s sheet fed printing business“, Schneider went on to say.Excellent basis to get back on track “We foresee very good economic prospects for manroland sheetfed following the recent re-structuring…” commented Tony Langley, “…this is a world-class business with an excellent reputation and its production and research & development facilities are superb; everything one expects from the very best of German engineering”.In a moving address to the entire assembled workforce of over 850 people in Offenbach today, Langley said that “today was the beginning of a new era” and that he was confident the company would succeed, finishing to spontaneous applause with words reminiscent of the most famous ever spoken in German by an English speaker, those of President John F Kennedy in 1963, “Ich bin ein Rolander”. Langley already operates two highly successful technology divisions in Germany engaged in the capital technologies sector.In 2011 the group recorded revenues of approximately €500 million and a profit before tax of some €76 million with around two thirds coming from its German operations.The group has a strong balance sheet with no debt and although it has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed, it is known that Langley financed the entire transaction from own cash resources. In testimony to the strength of manroland equipment in the market, almost all customers who had orders with the sheet fed division when the former parent’s bankruptcy was announced last November, did not cancel their orders.Satisfaction with these incredibly sophisticated machines is high and customers, having chosen manroland sheetfed technology for its exceptional print quality and efficiency, have been reluctant to switch to competitor products, preferring instead to wait and see what the business sale process yielded.They were not to be disappointed, “…a better investor could not have been hoped for” said veteran “Rolander” Rafael Penuela, Executive Vice President of newly formed manroland sheetfed GmbH. “Langley is a strong and experienced industrial group that really understands the capital equipment sector and has long term perspectives on all of its investments.The management are delighted with the outcome” All contracts were signed on 1st February and the transaction received German cartel office approval earlier this week.

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Feb 8, 2012

DYNAGRAPH SUCCESSFULLY WRAPS UP THE SIGN & GRAPHIC IMAGING MIDDLE EAST 2012 EXHIBITION
Feb 8, 2012

Dynagraph contributes once more to the Outdoor, Indoor Media market by participating in the recent Signs & Graphics 2012 exhibition.

 Two of the latest HP Designjet printers, two L26500 were exhibited and ran on fabric and vinyl material during the duration of the show.The exhibition attracted surprisingly a sizable number of customers from the Middle East region although so close to FESPA end of February 2012 and Drupa in May 2012.During the three exhibition days, visitors from UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, East Africa and other countries gathered to witness the latest trends in the signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industries.For Dynagraph this 15th edition of Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East was couronated as an utter success as it seeks to essentially position itself as one of the leading players in the industry.According to Mr. Antoine El Kara, Vice President: „Dynagraph wishes to play a more determinant role in the outdoor/ indoor media Industry by redefining the meaning of after sales support“.

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Feb 1, 2012

FESPA DIGITAL 2012
Feb 1, 2012

Fespa Digital, the largest European event for the digital wide-format print industry, is to take place from the 21st till 24th of February 2012 at the Fira Gran Via exhibition area in Barcelona. 

 400 exhibitors are to showcase wide-format digital printing machinery, consumables, software, narrow format, digital textile, substrates and finishing solutions.Once again HP will be sponsoring the event, while showcasing its latest additions to the Designjet family in Hall 3 on stand G5. For the first time at a major Pan-European tradeshow, the HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers will be exhibited.Both Designjets use Latex Inks and offer broader range of indoor and outdoor signage.The HP Designjet L28500 is a 2.64m machine capable of speeds to 70 percent faster than the Designjet L25500, while the Designjet L26500 measures 1.55m and is pitched as an entry-level printer for the soft-signage market.Visitors to the stand will find examples of new applications that can enable print service providers (PSPs) to develop new revenue streams and grow their businesses.The same will also be available in nearby San Cugat, 25 minutes away from the exhibition site at HP GSB Experience Center.Also on show from the HP Latex printing range is the established 3.2m (126in) HP LX850 Industrial Printer, a production solution that delivers maximum versatility and productivity with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling and ink collector.Other versatile printers on the stand will include among others the HP FB700 printer which helps PSPs increase their capacity to fulfill customer requests and grow their businesses with high-quality prints on virtually any rigid or flexible media using UV-curable inks.The FB700 prints on materials up to 6.4m (2.5in) thick and up to 2.5m (98in) wide by 3.05m (120in) long for the production of durable outdoor and indoor applications, including point-of-purchase displays, tradeshow graphics, interior decorations, banners and furniture.An optional White Ink Upgrade Kit for specialty applications is also available.

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Jan, 2012

Jan 26, 2012

AL NAHDI INVESTS IN AN L25500 IN DOHA, QATAR
Jan 26, 2012

For Al Nahdi the HP Designjet L25500 enables printing on a wide range of media for indoor and outdoor applications, achieving high quality at a consistant performance.

 Thanks to its automatic maintenance and unattended printing the L25500 is easy to use, even the Designjet Printheads are user-replaceable eliminating the downtime and expense of a service call.With its water-based HP Latex inks cured inside the L25500, prints come out of the printer ready to be displayed or to be used for further lamination.Additionally HP Latex Inks are odorless, which comes even more handy when placement in POP environments where odor is a concern. Water-based HP Latex Inks are also non-flammable and non-combustible, and so do not require hazard warning labels and contain no hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), reducing the impact of printing on the environment.The HP Designjet L26500 is the latest HP wide format latex inkjet printer providing higher speeds with improved water-based latex inks for more vibrant colors.The same will be on display during the Signs & Graphics 2012, on Dynagraph’s stand F13 in Hall 2, taking place from the 31st of January till the 2nd of February 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

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Jan 24, 2012

Q1 ADVERTISING, DUBAI, UAE OPTS FOR AN HP L25500
Jan 24, 2012

The HP L25500, 60 inch is still one of the most sought after HP wide format printers.

 Q1 Advertising chose it for its high quality and for increased productivity.The HP Designjet L25500 prints on almost any media, be it for indoor and/or outdoor applications, without harming the image quality of 1200 dpi. With its water-based HP Latex Inks the L25500 provides the operators an improved printing environment, since they contain no Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), are odorless, non-flammable and non-combustible and do not require external dryers.In fact the prints come off the printer ready to be displayed or laminated. Besides the L25500 is easy to use, the Designjet printer is easy to maintain thanks to its fully-automatic printhead testing and maintenance systems.The HP Designjet L26500 is the latest HP wide format latex inkjet printer providing higher speeds with improved water-based latex inks for more vibrant colors.The same will be on display during the Signs & Graphics 2012, on Dynagraph’s stand F13 in Hall 2, taking place from the 31st of January till the 2nd of February 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

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Jan 23, 2012

ROYAL IMAGE LLC TAKES DELIVERY OF AN HP LX850
Jan 23, 2012

For his outdoor and indoor advertising business, Royal Image LLC established in the UAE since 2005, invests in the HP LX850.

 The actual unit was installed end of December 2011. The HP LX850 is a 126-inch industrial printer, with the intention to address a wide range of applications, including point-of-purchase posters, light boxes, soft signage, wall coverings, vehicles wraps and graphics, outdoor and event banners. And new applications like double-sided banners, a feature particularly liked by Royal Image LLC.According to Mr. Bassam Daoud, Managing Director and owner of Royal Image LLC with the LX850 we intend ‘to complement our line of business and reinforce offering services under one roof.’ Moreover, the LX850 will help reduce present bottlenecks he faces with other printing machines in terms of productivity and printing on different substrates.The HP LX850 with its multiple workflow features, Roll-to-free fall and Roll-to-collector capabilities let you start finishing while still printing the rest of the roll. Both workflows can be combined with dual-roll capability enabling you to print 60 inch rolls side-by-side.Dynagraph, as one of HP resellers, was pleased to answer Mr. Daoud’s needs. With regards to Dynagraph Mr. Daoud had to say the following: ‘Dynagraph has proved quite instrumental in understanding and subsequently servicing our requirements by addressing the shortfalls we were experiencing before. This has been made possible by the unabated effort to understand our requirements and the requirements of our customers and proposing tailor made solutions to those requirements.We are fully satisfied with the service and support as we speak the same language. We are happy with the service we are getting and look forward to strengthen this relationship in future.’

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Jan 20, 2012

MODERN CENTER PRESS, SYRIA CHOOSES MORE ‘VALUE ADDED PRINTING’
Jan 20, 2012

Modern Center Press proud owner of a manroland R205 E in Aleppo, Syria recently invested in a ROLAND 706 LV, prepared for the installation in the future of an Inline Foiler Prindor system and for UV printing.

 With its new investment Modern Center Press counts now as one of Syria’s largest packaging printers.The ROLAND 700 offers a perfect ink distribution through an optimal number of rollers that ensures an even balance between storage capacity and a fast reaction. The modern principle of double-diameter impression cylinders and transferters provide a gentle sheet travel. While the AirGlide delivery produces perfectly even stacks thanks to a particularly flat sheet ascent and long sheet stabilization path.No streaking or ghosting, but only pin-sharp halftones, precise and constant tone value reproduction, excellent register and rich solids are achieved.With coating, the press goes another step forward to the increase of product value. Flexible it allows substrates as thin as 0.04 mm up to 1 mm thickness, and its chambered blade system is developped for even distribution also at high press speeds and less frothing is formed.

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Jan 19, 2012

THE INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ENDED FOR MANROLAND
Jan 19, 2012

The creditor’s committee agrees on a long term investor solution for manroland 

– The future existence of all production sites is secured
Augsburg, Germany, January 18, 2012. The creditors’ committee under the guidance of provisional insolvency administrator Werner Schneider and chief representative of manroland Dr. Frank Kebekus was able to reach an amicable solution for an investor concept in the course of the company’s insolvency proceedings.During the meeting, which took place on Wednesday in Augsburg, the solution to divide the company into three independent units turned out to be the right solution. “Our shared goal was to place the company in the hands of investors who are interested in its long-term, independent continuation”, Werner Schneider explained after the meeting.He cited the existing operating concepts, the planned absorption of employees, as well as the rapid implementation of sales contracts as the main criteria guiding the committee’s decision.
Accordingly, the Augsburg site (webfed printing systems), will be sold to the Possehl-Group*.The family business from Lübeck in Northern Germany also plans to establish long-term supplier relationships with the manroland factory in Plauen in order to secure full capacity at that site. Prospects of a subsequent share in the Plauen factory are on the horizon.
The factory in Plauen will be outsourced as a new company.There are positive signs of the timely acquisition of further third-party orders, which will ensure the sustained survival of the Plauen factory.The Offenbach site (sheetfed printing systems) will be restructured in the course of a management buyout in cooperation with an investor. This solution has a solid economic foundation and good future prospects – the financing concept does, however, require a guarantee by the federal state of Hessen. Talks have already been held on this matter.* The Possehl-Group a traditional German Group The L. Possehl & Co. GmbH Group of companies is a traditional German Group established in 1847 therefore with over 160 years of history managing over 130 companies, a total of nine divisions.The group counts 8,500 employees around the world, almost half of them in Germany and a total estimated consolidated turnover of Euro1.72bio. Possehl invests great value in retaining any company’s long-standing identities and allowing those to develop successfully within the Group. The “Possehl” name is synonymous with German SME tradition (the “Mittelstand”).For manroland Augsburg webfed business Possehl offers businesses enough independence to pursue their business activities and insure long term sustainable growth while offering a strong financial support.Possel-Group is not unfamiliar to the printing industry as they are the owners of Boewe systec Gmbh market leader in Europe for high performance enveloping facilities.It supplies automated printing and mailing centers including personalization of mailing system for plastic cards, mailroom systems and all the services associated with these products.Their main customers include banks and insurance companies, telecommunication firms, public authorities and mass mailing service providers.

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Jan 18, 2012

HASHEMIA INVESTS IN A MANROLAND R706 LV AND BECOMES THEREBY THE FIRST PRINTER IN SYRIA TO INVEST IN AN INLINE FOILER
Jan 18, 2012

Already the proud owner of a manroland sheetfed offset press, the decision to opt for a second manroland press was fairly simple. Hashemia spent more time on the press configuration rather than on a technical comparison.

 Differentiation is key to success.The InlineFoiler Prindor enhances print products with foil during the printing process, either one type of foil can transferred (single-reel version) or up to five different foils (multi-reel version) can be applied to the sheet silmutaneously.The wide range of new design ideas possible with the InlineFoiler Prindor, gold foil with or without inline printing on top of the foil, full tones, fonts, elements – positive and negativ, metal effects with cold foild, holograms and 3D effects with special cold foils and full tones screens, attract more and more printers and their customers.

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Jan 16, 2012

MANROLAND PRESSES IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF ITALIAN PRINTING HOUSES
Jan 16, 2012

Bella Italia has become even more beautiful – in particular, this applies to two northern Italian printing houses.

 This is where new manroland sheetfed presses took up operation. Grafiche Antiga now uses a ROLAND 700 DirectDrive, while Print Duemila installed a ROLAND 900.The new printing systems allow these customers to expand their production capacities. Located roughly 50 kilometers northwest of Venice, Grafiche Antiga is one of northern Italy’s most prominent graphic arts industry operations.To increase its capacities, the printing house invested for the third time in a ROLAND 700, this time in an eight-color perfector press of the DirectDrive generation. It replaces a competitor’s press.To remain internationally competitive, Grafiche Antiga offers its customers a wide range of products that are entirely produced in-house. For its more than 1000 customers, Grafiche Antiga processes 6,500 tons of paper in approximately 10,000 print jobs annually, producing advertising and publication print products as well as packaging.The ROLAND 700 DirectDrive press will considerably increase the output, especially for short runs and print jobs requiring a flexible printing press. Two years ago, the rapidly growing company with its 180 employees already invested in two ten-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint perfector presses. “We are very satisfied with both presses, which is why we decided to purchase another printing press of this series,” explained Flavio Zuin, managing director of Grafiche Antiga.Its innovative DirectDrive system allows simultaneous plate changes and wash cycles. In addition, unused inking units can be disabled, which results in less wear, short downtimes, and inexpensive maintenance.Perfecting allows high-quality two-sided four-color production, which enables the cost-effective printing of short and very short runs. Paper, cardboard, propylene: the ROLAND 900 processes it all Print Duemila near Milan is pursuing its growth strategy with a new ROLAND 900 in format 6.The Italian printing company offers a vast variety of products: in addition to books, brochures and catalogs, Print Duemila also produces displays, playing cards, puzzles, folders, and advertising material. This not only involves printing on materials with various thicknesses, but in addition to paper, also on cardboard, corrugated and propylene foil.The company already employs a ROLAND 700 to its great satisfaction. “We intend to use the new ROLAND 900 primarily for printing on propylene foil”, said Giancarlo Cagno and Diego Cagno, the managing directors of Print Duemila.Thanks to its QuickChange functions, the large format press is quickly ready for printing. An ink-repellent coating of the ink fountain surfaces reduces the time required for ink change by up to 50 percent.The QuickChange Coating system features two firmly installed hose and pump systems as well as two doctor blades, which ensure exceptionally quick coating change-over, for example from UV to dispersion coating. Non-stop solutions developed especially for packaging printing allow fast continuous production runs.

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Jan 11, 2012

NATIONAL PRINTING PRESS TRANSITION TO ECO-FRIENDLY PRINTING
Jan 11, 2012

 Mr. Basheer Mahmoud, Managing Director of National Printing Press, a company of the JMBR Group, established the one-stop-shop in Dubai in 1963.

 Today it serves the security printing industry, the commercial and digital printing sectors. National Printing Press counts an important number of banks in the UAE and the Middle East as its clientele. Constantly innovating new products, services and solutions, National Printing Press invested six months ago in an HP Designjet L25500, 60 inch.Despite the quickness of the machine, with a speed of up to 22.8 m2 per hour, the HP Designjet L25500 delivers an impressive and superb print quality for its indoor and outdoor applications.In fact the HP L25500 Latex Inks offer application versatility, including frontlit and backlit displays, vehicle graphics, banners, wall coverings and uncoated graphics. The resulting prints are durable, with a life expectancy of up to three years for unlaminated outdoor prints and up to five years for laminated outdoor prints.But Latex Inks offer much more, being water-based inks the prints do not smell, there is no wait time to let the print out-gas before lamination, the prints are totally dry and ready for finishing out of the printer, which makes it easy to have a fast turnaround time.Enjoy no smell in your press, no offgassing smell for your customers, a safe printing for your employees and a reduced environmental impact.

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Jan 9, 2012

EXPRESS PRINTING SERVICES L.L.C., ONE OF DUBAI’S ELDEST PRINTING INSTITUTIONS’ INVESTS IN A 7,000 CYCLES KOLBUS PERFECT BINDING LINE
Jan 9, 2012

Express Printing Services L.L.C. is one of the Express Group of Companies based in Dubai invested in a Kolbus Perfect Binding Line with a 7,000 cph speed. The signing ceremony took place in February 2011, whereas the actual installation of the Line took place in October 2011.

 The new investment will help Express Printing Services L.L.C, a leading book, magazine and commercial printer to meet a growing national and international demand.Express Printing Services’ Kolbus Perfect Binding line include a ZU804.L gatherer with 16 stations, a KM600 Perfect Binder with a three head stitching unit, as well as an HD 153.M Three Knife Trimmer.The capacity of a Perfect Binding Line depends on the efficiency of the Gathering Machine, the ZU 804 has an outstanding capacity of 8,000 cycles/h. Equipped with a range of up-to-date control technology and intelligent control systems, the ZU 804 ensures so an optimized production sequences.The ZU 804 will run in combination with the highly automated KM 600 Perfect Binder. Saving make ready time, the operator will be able to input the sizes for the next jobs while the previous job is still running, additionally thanks to the Copilot system, the KM 600 enables more automation.All machine functions from automated format adjustments to operator guided malfunction elimination are controlled from the integral Kolbus Copilot. The only manual intervention required is to load the combined end sheets into the cover sheet feeder and align the cover to the book block in the clamp. It ensures that each cover is perfectly aligned to the book block in paperback production. When processing digitally processed sheets, the key features are the lifting table which enables the sheets to be put horizontally into the clamp and the pressing route which ensures precise alignment when the books are the in the clamp.As Three Knife Trimmer, Express Printing Services L.L.C. opted for the HD 153.M, the new model of the HD 153P. The HD 153.M will trim book blocks and brochures at up to 6,600 cuts per hour and can handle products from 2mm up to 80mm thick and from a minimum 100mm x 100 mm to 300 mm x 420 mm in trimmed size. Also the HD 153.M is equipped with a Copilot system and its set up is automatic, with a very easy operation.

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Jan 7, 2012

SIGN & GRAPHIC IMAGING MIDDLE EAST 2012
Jan 7, 2012

With less than 25 days to go, the 15th annual Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East Exhibition is to take place from the 31st of January till the 2nd of February 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

 SGI Middle East brings together in one venue the largest gathering in the Middle East of both exhibitors and visitors from across the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, East Africa, and other countries, in the signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industries. Don’t miss Dynagraph on stand F13 in Hall 2, HP reseller who is renting a stand of 64 sqm twice the space size of last year’s signs and graphics.With a growing demand in Europe for textile applications Dynagraph will demonstrate the latest HP Designjet L26500, 1.55m (61 inch). The L28500 is the NEW affordable alternative in the 2.64m (104 inch) format size.Earlier LFP engines print high quality all devices print on a broad range of materials, including vinyl, fabrics, paper, film, and low-cost uncoated options. a wider range of indoor and outdoor applications.

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Feb, 2011

Feb 10, 2011 30

Tech-ni-folds’ manual creaser, the CreaseStream Mini

Feb 10, 2011

Following the CreaseStream Plus and CreaseStream Junior for a faster digital creasing, now the CreaseStream Mini is available and perfect for any company that has a requirement to crease low volume work.

 

The CreaseStream Mini is Tech-ni-folds‘ manual desk top creaser, specifically developped, but not only for the small digital and photo book market, and can produce an array of crease settings that suit the type of materials that are used in this sector.

The CreaseStream range uses the soft and gentle rotary creasing technology by Tech-ni-Fold, the key to faster and better results. A deeper crease penetration lies in the specialty formulated and softer creasing matrix which gently stretches the fibres instead of destroying them.

 

The robust CreaseStream Mini is simple to set and easy to operate, with no electricity required, a handle is used to advance the sheets and rotate creasing shafts.

 

Fitted with two rotary devices and three crease styles, the CreaseStream Mini takes up to 52cm sheet width, allowing a quick changeover from one stock weight to another thanks to its inbuilt calliper mechanism.

 

 

For more information on Tech-ni-fold and its product range please do not hesitate to contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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Feb 3, 2011

Impress and surprise your customers with the ROLAND InlineImpress

Feb 3, 2011

Open up to new dimensions for creative embossing applications and possibilities for packaging design, to set yourself apart from the competition. Give your creativity free rein and enhance your customers orders with three-dimensional and haptic effects. Achieve high quality enhancement of your customer’s orders in one pass through the press with the ROLAND InlineImpress. This enhancement technique can be fitted on all presses with double coating module and UV equipment. The system is implemented quickly and easily for an uncomplicated handling and needs only one instruction day.

Everything is done inline, saving time and money with one production step less and your jobs will be delivered faster.

 

The packaging is distinctly upgraded through inline embossing, without any deformation of the sheet reverse side. ROLAND InlineImpress uses a special embossing plate mounted in a coating module to apply a structure to the image. An embossable UV coating is applied in the first coating module and the structure is presses into the coating in the second coating module.

 

Lines, Characters, screens and also solids can be embossed with a special coating embossing form. This supports the product statements and differentiates it from standard products at the Point of Sale. The inline process ensures precise register between the image and the transferred structures.

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Jan, 2011

Jan 3, 2011

Emirates Printing Press, Dubai adopts Fujifilm plates and press room chemicals

Jan 3, 2011

With   245,000   square   feet   of   factory   floor,   Emirates   Printing   Press specializes in the printing of books (soft cover and hard cover), magazines and directories as well as packaging printing for the local and international markets.

Emirates  Printing  Press  has  recently been  nominated  for  a much  sought after award the “SAPPI European printers of the year awards 2010”. EPP won 5 awards including GOLD and the “SAPPI International Printer of the Year Award 2010 for Magazines”.

 

Additionally,  EPP  is  the  first  commercial  printer  in  the  Middle  East  to receive  the  PSO  (Process  Standard  Offset)  Certification  based  on  the implementation of ISO 12647-2 Standards from FOGRA. This certification secures a consistent level of quality via accurate matching of proofs on the press.

 

To  maintain  its  high  quality-printing  standard,  tests  were  conducted  by Emirates Printing Press on several brands of offset plates and press room chemicals.  EPP  identified  Fujifilm  as  high  quality  consumables  as  tests were  successfully  completed.  Fujifilm  offered  EPP  a  complete  range  of products to cover sheetfed offset and web offset presses.

 

Dynagraph  will  handle  EPP’s  yearly  plates  and  pressroom  chemicals

consumption one of the largest customers in the Gulf Region.

 

 

Dynagraph takes great care in delivering the best there is in products to its customers. All products it delivers are of European origin.

The  Fujifilm  LH-PCE  thermal  plates  have  strong  attributes.  As  for  the Fujifilm  versatile  LH-PJE plates  it covers average run  lengths of 200,000 impressions and enables printing UV ink without the need for baking. Fujifilm pressroom chemicals delivered to EPP include Rotowash Bio 120 (blanket  wash  for  their  three  Rotoman  commercial  web),  Rotowash  60 blanket  wash  for  sheetfed),  fountain  solution,  Acedin  Heat  5000  for  web presses and Stabilat D for sheetfed presses, and plate developer.

 

The Fujifilm  pressroom  chemicals and Fujifilm  plates  are fully compatible products, tested and proved to generate minimum paper waste to achieve the ink/water balance for a more economic and safer production.

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Dec, 2010

Dec 9 , 2010

Dynagraph appointed distributor of BiesSse Tape Solutions S.p.A. for Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates

Dec 9, 2010

The Italian manufacturer of special adhesive tapes with more than 25 years experience, BiesSse Tape Solutions S.p.A. chose Dynagraph as its reseller for Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Quality is one of BiesSse basis, continuously carrying out accurate lab tests on all products by means of their sophisticated, and constantly updated analysis machinery from the most renowned brands. As well, the production is not left to chance since BiesSse relies only on most advanced manufacturing technologies available on the market and continuously invests to improve the performance of its products and develop new ones, simultaneously caring for the environment.

 

Reflecting quality and reliability, BiesSse offers over 250 products in the following categories:

 

  • Flexo printing products: Its range comprises a multifarious series of differently built tapes, such as:

 

  • Compressible foam tapes available in different thicknesses and densities.

 

  • Filmic tapes having corrugated liners, available in several thicknesses as well.

 

  • Soft vynil and cloth tapes for plates mounting.

 

  • Double Sided Tapes for industrial applications:

 

BiesSse high performance, whereat high quality standards are needed, consists of a range of tapes made up of several carriers such as PET, PP, PVC, WNW, etc and of acrylic adhesives whose outstanding feature is the stability to high temperatures.

 

Compressible foam tapes are available with different thicknesses, densities, colours and liners having high performance acrylic adhesives.
  • Tapes for paper mills comprises a series of woven non-woven double sided tapes, different in adhesion levels, thicknesses and adhesives. The double sided tapes for paper mills are produced so as to meet the various requirements of the paper industry, processing many kinds of paper carriers that want splicing.

 

  • Mono-coated silicone tapes having filmic carriers of various kinds are meant for an extremely wide range of applications such as printed circuits, galvanic baths, the production of siliconised films and papers and more, performing high adhesive properties, especially under heavy operating conditions (high loads, high temperatures, degrading agents…)

 

  • Bags sealing tapes consists of a series of filmic double sided tapes, different in the adhesion level as being meant for bags made of different materials. Besides, depending on how firmly the bags need to be closed (e.g. open/re-seal, security, one-way, etc.) the products to be used for vary to a great extent.

 

General Purpose Tapes combine various carriers, adhesives and liners to face the different requirements that many sorts of operators are to cope on a daily basis.

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Nov, 2010

Nov 25 , 2010

Dynagraph is the appointed exclusive distributor of Westland rollers in the region and non-exclusive distributor of Westland for Heidelberg & KBA in the United Arab Emirates

Nov 25, 2010

Although a cooperation is already in place with Westland since two years now the recent appointment is a commitment of Westland to Dynagraph, after all the later is already Westland’s sole partner in the rest of the Middle East.

Westland is a leader in the rubberizing of rollers for the graphic arts industry. Westland supplies leading manufacturers of sheetfed, commercial and newspaper web presses, such as manroland, who also fits its brand new presses with Westland rollers; those rollers are now available close to you at Dynagraphs’ premises in Dubai, for the regions’ high investments to be supported by high quality rollers.

 

With a stock of graphic rollers and accessories at hand for all type of printing machines, Dynagraph offers a concept of 25% saving, by an exchanging program of old rollers with new Westland original quality rollers. Additionally, Dynagraph well trained technicians support its customers to evaluate the rollers, assisting them to achieve an utmost productivity and reliable printing with their Westland rollers.

 

The Westland graphic rollers have proven to reach perfect inking results, provide optimal functionality, stable processes and excellent chemical resistance.

 

Equipped with precise shore hardness and precise rollers diameters, Westland rollers differentiate themselves with the right quality of rubber compounds, ensuring a correct and uniform film thickness on the plate surface and consequently achieving high print quality. The long-lasting rollers offer lower frequency of re-rubberizing, less downtime of the press and consistency in print quality.

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Nov 11 , 2010

Aroma Advertising chooses HP Latex

Nov 11, 2010

With over 15 years in the advertising industry, Aroma Advertising, Dubai, keeps looking for ways to add value to their customers’ business across the United Arab Emirates with future expansion plans into Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Aroma Advertising offers a wide range of digital print services that include pop-ups, roll-ups, danglers for your advertising events and many other advertising solutions, such as vehicle graphics.

 

Aroma Advertising acquired an HP Designjet L25500 60 inch printer to produce its wide indoor and outdoor applications, benefiting in all aspects.

 

One printing system with many possibilities

 

The HP Designjet L25500 printer produces signs and graphics on a wide range of flexible media for a diverse range of outdoor and indoor applications, at an outstanding image quality of up to 1200 dpi, creating eye-catching graphics and with a durability comparable to eco-solvent inks.

 

Easy, automatic, low maintenance printing

 

The users will experience, an easy and unattended printing with HP Thermal Inkjet technology and automatic maintenance. Even after production, the prints come off the printer dry and ready to be displayed.

 

Environmental friendly

 

Reduce the impact of printing on the environment, but also for your print operators and customers. The HP Latex Inks are odorless, contain no Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), are non-flammable and non-combustible, and do not require external dryers for productive operation, keeping the energy costs down.

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Oct, 2010

Oct 28, 2010

Majan invests in a Heiber & Schroeder box erecting machine

Oct 28, 2010

Majan Printing & Packaging Company LLC generates 90% of its revenue from folding carton. The purchase of a Heiber & Schroeder Carton Erecting and Tray Forming machine CE 1000 is only natural to meet a great demand for packaging.

Flexibly designed, the CE 1000 can process a wide range of materials as thin as 200 gsm board or as thick as 1.5 mm corrugated. Applications include all kinds of food packaging, like trays with glue flaps inside/outside, clam sheels with glue flaps inside or outside, trays with one lid and chip scoops, in part for the Quick Service restaurants market.

 

The Carton Erecting and Tray Forming CE1000 machine stands for an economic production, saving you the cost of die-cutting, folding and gluing, and packing.

 

Equipped with the world’s most sold feeder principle, an electronically controlled timed belt feeder through which precut forms are fed, the CE1000 features a teach-in-function for setting the job, there is no need to measure the carton or to use cams, hence the feed length and timing can be carried out in less than a minute.

 

Its gluing unit is fitted with 6 individually movable units, from which 4 normal and 2 double-width glue pots and bottles, for a cold glue application from the top. The bottle is placed to maintain a constant glue level automatically and the glue quantity is metered by a small and easy to handle thump wheel.

 

In the forming station the blanks are controlled by top and bottom belts for accelerated transportation to the forming tower. The standard forming tower comprises the equipment for the majority of standard trays, except for the individual forming blocks.

 

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Oct 21, 2010

Rashid Printers and Stationers L.L.C. invests in a xerox DocuColor 252

Oct 21, 2010

„One-stop print shop“ Rashid Printers and Stationers L.L.C., Dubai – U.A.E. invested in a xerox DocuColor 252 printer/copier in 2009 to complement its core book, magazine, newsletter printing. Rashid Printers operates in those markets since 1979.

The DC 252 assembles flexibility, productivity and quality in one unit.

 

Its applications include newsletters, reports, presentations, training material, manuals, brochures, direct mail pieces, posters, point-of-sale material, proofing and variable data printing. Production is possible on variable media types such as plain paper, coated, enhanced gloss, heavyweight, labels, DuraPaper, tabs and transparency, from 64 to 300 gsm.

 

The four colour printer DC 252 prints at speeds up to 50 ppm, colour and 65 ppm black and white, and delivers a 2400x2400 dpi image quality and excellent fine-line reproduction.

 

The secret of the great image quality is the breakthrough Emulsion Aggregation High Gloss Toner. This innovative toner brings out great colour, outstanding shadow detail, superior halftones and smooth transitions. For a higher gloss level for each job, there’s an Enhanced Gloss Mode for both copy and print.

 

To maintain this consistently brilliant image quality, the unit employs an automatic Charge Corotron Cleaning assembly.

 

For enhanced image quality, the DC 252 is equipped with the latest VCSEL technology with a 32 beam laser, which enables to write data at a quicker rate and at a higher resolution.

 

For more productivity and less intervention, the DC 252 has a paper handling capacity of 3,260 sheets and a 250 – sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (DADF) that simplifies the scanning and copying of large jobs, offering scan speed up to 50 ppm color and 80 ppm black and white. The unit is equipped with two black cartridges for longer runs and all toner cartridges are load-while-run, allowing you to replenish the toner without interrupting the job.

Additionally the user will no longer have to manually batch jobs, multi-job queuing allows promoting and deleting at the simple touch of a button.

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Oct 7, 2010

Hashemia in Syria invests in a Kolbus Book Production Line BF 512

Oct 7, 2010

The Hashemia Library and printing house was founded by Mohamad Hashem Koutby in 1896 to become Hashemia, headquartered in Damascus – Syria, in 1994.

Today the company operates with 182 members of staff, Hashemia prints the Holy Quran and produces all kinds of ex-books and related items, trading in paper and boards and stationery for schools and offices.

 

The new Kolbus Book Production Line has been installed at the Hashemia’s 18,000sqm factory floor. Today Hashemia who is considered one of the largest binderies in Syria chose the BF 512 to particularly match the required level of production in terms of quantity and quality. As Mr. Eiad Koutby, Operation Manager at Hashemia, elucidated this investments’ purpose was ‘especially to improve the quality of binding in our company and to increase the productivity of small size books’ (optional module for small size down to 100x70x2mm). Additionally the BF 512 resolved some bottleneck problems, being ‘rounding the spine of the books and inserting the ribbon, since before they were made manually’.

 

Mr. Koutby, who particularly likes the BF 512 for its ‘speed, make ready time, small size, easy operation and handling’, evaluated the overall performance of their new Book Production Line, stating that ‘As expected, the performance of the machine is excellent and we are satisfied with the results’.

 

This fully automatic compact system is able to produce up to 1800 per hour of book blocks from min. 100x100mm to 280x375mm in size and from 2mm up to 80mm in thickness. The BF 512 stands for book finishing of the highest standard. Featuring quality, short make-ready times, simple operation, the Book Production Line is capable of producing flat and rounded book blocks and books with rounded spines. It offers high-performance, hardcover finishing for perfect bound, thread sealed, folded or sewn book blocks in all standard formats. Every production stage is closely monitored and controlled, guaranteeing a precise and reliable process.

 

It begins with the block and case being measured on the measuring table. The Kolbus Copilot automatic make ready system saves the measurements and automatically positions the axes. Consisting of a touch screen monitor, the operator will be guided during the production process, receiving information and feedback via three-dimensional colored graphics and photos. All dimensions can be saved for repeat jobs and measuring can even be performed during running production.

 

The product is gently transported to the star feeder, from where the book blocks are guided into the rounding station, where the block spine is pre-rounded and symmetrically adjusted, it then passes through the backing station for an optimal rounding quality with perfectly shaped block edges.

 

Into the gluing station, glue is applied to the entire surface of the block spine by forming rollers, which are adapted to the rounding of the spine. The lining material, guided by the roller, is cut to the desired width by circular cutters, whereby headband and lining material are glued together via nozzle gluing. The glued on lining material is pressed onto the entire surface of the block spine in the rub down station.

 

The cases are placed onto an infeed conveyor and transferred from there to the case magazine. After separating, the cases passes through a set of rollers that bends it into shape. Beneath the cover station, the block is opened in the middle through the patented block splitter and has its endpaper glued in by controlled glue rollers.

 

The glued book block is guided to the aligned book case by means of the casing-in wing. Block and case are brought together by the book clamp. The cased-in book is then transferred to the book forming and pressing machine, where the block is firmly pressed against the case from above, following by the books travelling through two pressing stations where they are pressed with a pressing pressure. Pressing plates and joint forming rails, with adjustable temperature, work in alternating rhythm and guarantee the exact symmetrical form of the book. The book is then ejected onto the delivery conveyor.

 

 

 

For the books appearance, Hashemia offers its customers to add their personal touch thanks to its newly acquired Embossing Press PE 312, which ensures a uniform and precise embossing through its sturdy four-column structure.

 

The embossing table in conjunction with the matrix plate enables a reduction of the make-ready time through the possibility to set up the case and to screw-fit the blocks to the matrix plate, outside of the machine while production of the previous job is running. Additionally it is possible to change the foil feed, while the machine is running, which is initially entered digitally for a faster setting. The foil is unwound by means of one or two step motor controlled foil feeders, depending on the machine configuration. Simultaneous processing of up to three different colour foils is possible, the foil being fed through the machine alternately in the longitudinal and in the transverse direction, saving material and make-ready time.

 

The register guides close and precisely align the case, which is pressed against the block affixed to the heated matrix plate. The embossing head adjustment determining the pressure is motorized through the four threaded 

spindles and automatically locked, enhancing the quality and reducing the make-ready times.

 

Once the embossing cycle is finished, the case is deposited on the belt, to be further transferred on the table or is delivered by means of a roller conveyor equipped counter-stacker delivery, depending on the machine configuration.

 

To prevent malfunctions during production and possible damage to the blocks, material flow and vacuum are electronically monitored.

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Sep, 2010

Sep 29, 2010

Royal Printing Press and Stationers invests into an HP Latex

Sep 29, 2010

Royal Printing Press, Abu Dhabi exercises the right to buy an HP Designjet Printer for outdoor and indoor applications.

 

The acquired Designjet printer produces signs and graphics on a wide range of flexible media, including coated media or polyester fabric and low-cost papers at high quality results. 

The high quality and consistency are achieved through its Optical Media Advance Sensor, which controls the media during printing and so minimizes banding at high speeds. Additionally its Optical Drop Detector, which tests the drop ejection performance of every printhead nozzle periodically and automatically, provides a print free of defects or errors.

 

The HP Designjet L25500 printer is easy to use and to maintain thanks to its fully-automatic printhead testing and maintenance systems. Additionally to the low maintenance required on the HP printheads and water based HP Latex Inks, users will experience unattended printing, both allowing productivity increase. Production workflows are even more improved since curing takes place in the printer, no external drying process is required and prints can be laminated immediately.

 

Last but not least, with the L25500 you can provide a healthy and safe environment for your print operators and attract the attention of environmentally conscious customers with the water-based HP Latex Inks containing no hazardous air pollutants and producing odorless prints.

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Sep 23, 2010

The digital finishing solutions by Tech-ni-Fold

Sep 23, 2010

The creasing specialist Tech- ni-Fold developed solutions to eliminate cracking also for the digital market. As managing director, Mr. Graham Harris explains ‘There are plenty of creasing machines out there, but our patent allows us to push the boundaries of crease quality and speed output to the limit

Digital printing has expanded and manufacturers have been given no choice other than to keep up with what is needed to finish the work in this demanding environment. For the last two years, during the height of tough economical times, we at Tech-ni-Fold have been developing our solutions to meet customer expectations both now and in the future.’

 

After launching the CreaseStream Junior at the IPEX show this year, now Tech-ni-Fold will be showcasing two other machines at the largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, the Graph Expo, taking place in Chicago from the 3rd till the 6th of October.

 

Other than the manually fed CreaseStream Junior that processes up to 4000 sheets per hour, the CreaseStream Plus is an automatic creasing, micro-perf and cutting machine with an output of up to 18000 copies per hour.

 

The Tri-Creaser Fast-Fit technology enables fast and gentle creasing application producing up to nine crease styles to match any imaginable stock/print combination from 80 -350 gsm and its inbuilt caliper mechanism allows you to change over instantly from one stock weight to another.

 

Additionally, equipped with features making it easy to use, the CreaseStream Plus feeding system allows high loading of sheets with no requirement for a vacuum pump, its sheet guidance ensures a quick setting of various sheet sizes, and its special pre-cylinder transport roller ensures accurate transfer of the fed sheets to the creasing shafts.

 

Flexible, it allows extra finishing applications to be added. The CreaseStream Plus can produce simultaneously multiple crease, micro-perforation, spine and hinge creasing and cutting, without affecting speed; including a uniquely inline folding unit FoldStreaminline can be adapted to complete the folding process for maximum efficiency.

Last but not least, the CreaseStream Plus is cost effective and adaptable to any print environment.

 

For the small digital and photo book market, the third machine comes in question, the CreaseStream Mini. The more simplistic manual creaser can produce an array of crease settings that suit the type of materials that are used in this sector.

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Sep 15, 2010

Atlas Printing Press goes low on chemicals

Sep 15, 2010

Atlas Printing Press, Dubai is a staunch proponent of the Violet technology since 2005. Today it has switched its existing two ctps to PRO-V and has invested in an additional Luxel V-8 and Heights Blue Amber finishing unit.

The handling is similar as with traditional CTP plates, no modification to the exposure unit or the Fujifilm´s XMF workflow is needed, only convert the plate processor for a simple finishing unit.

 

The Brillia PRO-V Violet Photopolymer Plates are high speed plates, suitable for 200,000 impressions, without compromising on high quality. On the contrary, since no developer is required the main variables affecting image consistency are eliminated, dots are produced sharper at 300 lpi and with 20 µm FM screening capability.

 

At a glance, the PRO-V advantages are:

 

Low running cost

 

 

Minimize the environmental impact of plate processing

 

 

No chemical treatment for processing

 

 

Water saving & no section for finishing gum

 

 

Less footprint & less power consumption

 

 

Total cost saving

 

 

And the advantages of the Heights Blue Amber finishing unit:

 

No water for pre-wash, rinse

 

 

No need to control a developer activity – simple finishing

 

 

No replenishment - just top-up with water

 

 

No drainage, minimized waste

 

 

No need for finishing gum

 

Finishing solution bath life 2,000 m2

 

Limited maintenance and cleaning efforts

 

 

 

PRO-V is a highly reliable, fast, efficient and cost-saving solution, crowned with a plus of being green, all at the same price level as conventional CTPs.

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Aug 19, 2010

Impresia Iberica, the largest web offset press in the world buys its 7th Planatol Combijet glue for its commercial print work

Aug 19, 2010

The printing plant Altair who is part of Impresia Iberica, one of the biggest suppliers of print products in Spain, saw end of April in the field of inline finishing a Planatol fold-gluing system COMBIJET 9 NET integrated to its web offset press.

With Impresia Iberica having already experienced excellent quality with its 6 Planatol systems in operation, there was no doubt a reliable system was too to be integrated at Altair, and thanks to its modular construction the COMBIJET 9 NET can be adapted to the different sizes of large printing presses. In the every-day business of commercial and newspaper printing, many millions of brochures, newspapers and magazines are processed directly in the press by means of fold-gluing.

 

The COMBIJET 9NET provides a modern and innovative solution for rotary fold-gluing, designed to be precisely reproducible, highly automatic, quickly set-up and to have consistent parameters at web speeds of up to 20 m/sec. Altairs’ COMBIJET 9NET configuration consists of 8 applicator heads (which can be extended to 80 applicator heads), a link to the press control desk, a remote diagnosis and a maintenance system.

 

Additionally Planatol supplied Altair with fold-glues compatible with the rotary fold-gluing process. During the production process it is important to reliably apply the adhesive through smallest nozzles with diameters from 0.5 mm at high web speeds in order to obtain an optimally glued bond. With Planatol fold-glues, all standard paper qualities which are run in web offset printing can be glued at any ink coverage and silicon coating with the same type of adhesive, it is not necessary to change the type of adhesive during the production process.

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Aug 18, 2010

Gulf Publishing & Printing Co. in its new premises (2nd part)

Aug 17, 2010

While Gulf Publishing & Printing Company meet its investment expectations for their newspaper division. They equally allocated part of the budget to renew their commercial section. They bought a two-color and an eight-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint perfecting press to meet a rising demand in Qatar for high quality printing and shorter delivery times.

The optimal number of rollers in the inking unit is characterized by fast reaction to ink feed changes, manroland offers the users of the R700 HiPrint series a powerful combination whic h ensures a perfect ink distribution over the entire run. To avoid ink fade and ghosting, the adjustments can be made during the press run from the c ontrol console for the fades and for the ghosting by increasing the oscillation stroke of the plate inking rollers.

 

For perfect delivery, the R700 HiPrint is equipped with a double-diameter impression cylinders and trans ferters ens uring the optimal sheet travel. Additionally the Air Glide, even at high speed, will enable eve stacks to be formed and a visual control of both sheet sides during the transport.

 

The R700 HiPrint has a double coater/double dryer module, which allows also at high speed an outstanding gloss or flexible as it is, a combination such as matt/gloss dispersion coatings, gloss dispersion coating/metallic dispersion coating, dis persion primer/UV coating or a double hit of blister coating.

 

In postprint, GPPC chose a Kolbus perfect Binding Line KM 470 21 clamps binding unit, a 16 stations ZU 804 gathering unit as well as a Three Knife Trimmer HD 150 B, two MBO K760 Efficiency a KL folding units, a Meccanotecnica book blocks sewing machine Aster 220 SA and an Autobond Mini 74 TH for high quality lamination.

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Aug 17, 2010

Gulf Publishing & Printing Co. in its new premises (1st part)

Aug 17, 2010

Founded in 1978, the Gulf Publishing & Printing Company continues among others the publication of the two leading newspapers in Qatar, the daily English newspaper Gulf times and the Arabic newspaper Arrayah, today in its new Commercial Printing Press Complex inaugurated at the beginning of this year in Dohas‘ industrial zone.

Dynagraph was one of the privileged suppliers to equip the print and publishing house, which compris es of a news paper printing division and a commercial printing division.

 

GPPC’s investment included Four Fuji Computer to plate systems from Fujifilm.

 

The CTPs ensure a reliable and productive output, even more productive with the two fully automatic Luxel V-8 HS (high speed), equipped with 5 cassettes online that can load up to 300 plates and with an auto-cassette identification.

 

DALiM TWiST software serves a wide variety of files that can be streamlined to be error-free in terms of resolution, pictures, fonts, colors and many more based on the press requirements. DALiM LiTHO combines prepress applications for page layout, illustration and image retouc hing, making it the ultimate tool for anyone working in lithographics.

 

The largest investment by far was a 10 eight -couple towers Cromoman 70 in two parallel-line, four heat-set towers and six cold -set towers. With a speed of 50,000 copies per hour, the Cromoman is designed to produce news papers of up to 40 pages in 4-colours or of up to 48 pages. As the fastest press of its type, production is even accelerated through the minimal change-over times preparation required for the next job, and a fast and easy plate change. Thanks to its design the mounting of plates can be done securely without the need for additional lock -up, due to the geometrical precision of the mounting slots. The web offset newspaper machine is a high performer, flexible and its prints are of excellent quality as we can witness from the Gulf Times and Arrayah newspapers.

 

The finishing process is left to a mailroom system from Ferag, including conveying, bundling, inserting, winding, stitching, trimming and fold.

 

The same is equipped with an UTR conveyor system to ensure a reliable transfer of the copystream despite the speed and products size, a MultiStack system for a precise and synchronized bundling of individual layers in a one-second cycle or up to 40 bundles per minute, a format - independent MultiDisc system for storage purposes of preprints, a stitching component, a MultiSertDrum for inserting without restrictions, one-, two-and three-side trim possibilities and a StreamFold system easy to move between different delivery stations, thus ensuring infeed from any folder delivery with a conveyor link into the mailroom.

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Aug 12, 2010

Dynagraph is appointed distributor of OTF signage media in the Lebanese market

Aug 12, 2010

Obeikan Technical Fabrics signed an exclusivity agreement with Dynagraph to distribute all OTF signage products in the Lebanese market.

Obeikan Technical Fabrics was established when Obeikan Investment Group, one of the leading suppliers of packaging products in the Middle East, was awarded the contract to be the PTFE Architectural tent supplier in mina tent project dated December 1998. In just two years, the project was completed successfully with the help of one of leading suppliers of PTFE Architectural tent materials, Saint-Gobain Ceramics and plastics Inc. In 2001, an agreement was made to set up a joint venture using this facility for signage and architectural applications. The joint venture became operational from July 2001 and expired in July 2003. Then the name was changed to Obeikan Technical Fabrics Co. Ltd.

 

OTF for Graphic Applications include Obeflex, Stickmatic and Lambada products, available now as per below specifications and in various sizes in our Beirut stock.

 

Obeflex are seamless vinyl coated polyester fabrics up to 5 meters in width for the sign, banner, and billboard markets. These products are formulated for use with solvent based inkjet printers with weights ranging from 350 g/m to 800 g/m.

 

The Obeflex fabrics are applied for side curtains for trucks, large format banners and billboards, or even banners and panels for indoor use. Those fabrics are UV resistant, have a smooth surface finish coated with acrylic lacquer on both sides, an excellent weatherability and durability, are high-frequency and hot-air weldable. Other Obeflex products are dedicated for indoor decorations, flags, displays, closing partitions and for outdoor banners, billboards, scaffolding covers, awnings and canopies.

 

On hand are the OBEFLEX BACKLIT, OBEFLEX SAHARA BACKLIT, OBEFLEX OCEANA MAX BACKLIT and the OBEFLEX FRONTLIT BASIC 450.

 

Stickmatic products, available as Stickmatic RSV G14, Stickmatic OWV 8 and Stickmatic PSV G12, are PVC Film for UV printers, solvent, eco solvent digital printers, signage display and vehicle graphics applications. Lambada products are PVC Laminated fabrics up to 3.2m width for solvent, eco solvent and UV digital printers. LAMBADA BR47, available in matt and gloos finish, can be used for outdoor applications such as banners and posters or indoor applications like panels, banners, decorations and displays.

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Jul 29, 2010

A Lasercomb ProDigi 1613 Plotter commissioned at Majan Printing & Packaging Company

Jul 29, 2010

Majan Printing & Packaging Company LLC having currently five manroland machines in their press, the printing and packaging company did now acquire a Plotter from Lasercomb.

Established in 1996, today Majan’s plant stretches on over 102,000 sqm of land in Ras Al Khaimah. Majan is one of the largest printing and packaging company in the region with over 400 employees it produces folding cartons, labels, leaflets… The folding cartons represents 90% of Majan’s total revenue.

 

The ProDigi made by Lasercomb is especifically designed for the high demands of the packaging industry. High-tech components ensure comprehensive flexibility and convenience at highest speeds, above 100m/min.

 

The ProDigi 1613 can be used for different applications, such as the plotting on film, paper, carton and plywood, the cutting of folding carton with its tangential drag knife, the cutting of corrugated carton up to 9mm and compact grey carton up to 5 mm with oscillating knife, the creasing of folding carton and corrugated carton with the supplied creasing tools and the cutting of rubber with oscillating cutting unit up to a thickness of 9 mm.

 

Controlled by a color touch screen, which can be operated in the language you choose from 14 available options, the plotter is also equipped with fully digital drives in all axis and a linear measurement system in x + y axis. Its 3 zone vacuum system allows the user to select the vacuum area depending on the material to be processed and can be changed with a touch of the selective button.

 

Additionally the machine has an internal database for the storage of the process datas for the various materials, access to the files to be processed can be done directly on the server via LAN-Connection and the Intranet, instead of downloading them from a server into the machine.

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Jul 25, 2010

HP at FESPA 2010

Jul 25, 2010

Extended over five halls, the FESPA exhibition for screen and digital printers took place between the 22nd till the 26th of June at the Messe Munich in Germany. At this occasion, under the theme ‘Catch the NEW Wave of Innovation’, over 650 exhibitors showed their latest innovative technologies to 22000 visitors from 130 countries.

HP did not miss to participate by sponsoring the event and took the opportunity to exhibit its newest Scitex printers in the Digital Hall.

 

The showcased Flatbed FB700 can load, print and collect up to six sheets of media simultaneously. Its versatility enables production of durable outdoor and indoor applications, including point-of-purchase displays, tradeshow graphics, interior decorations, banners and furniture, of up to 6.4 cm thick and up to 2.5m wide by 3.05m long for which extension tables are required. For special applications such as printing on glass or other substrates for retail window displays opt for the White Ink Upgrade Kit, and the Roll-to-Roll Upgrade Kit for prints on flexible media.

 

Equipped with UV-curable technologies, the FB700 provides an increased productivity and new applications possibilities, such as polyethylene billboards and high-quality backlit displays. While its Embedded Web Server and a solid media feed system ensure for consistent prints and an easy operation.

 

 

Also displayed at the FESPA, the newly launched HP Scitex LX800 Printer featuring high productivity and high quality.

 

Go wide with your range of media, expand your possibilities of indoor/outdoor print applications. Print POP displays, light boxes, soft signage, wall covering, vehicle wraps or print directly on vinyl, wallpaper, polyester fabrics, and flags without using a liner. Take up the challenge to print on low cost uncoated papers to lower your cost, and achieve the same results as with solvent printers requiring more expensive coated papers.

 

Do not compromise on quality, the LX800 prints with 1200 dpi resolution and rich tones with its six-color printing system. Color consistency is also provided by an automatic color calibration using an embedded spectrophotometer.

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Jul 21, 2010

A new software tool for packaging, the FFEI RealPro 3D Packager

Jul 21, 2010

Launched at IPEX 2010, the RealPro 3D Packager software tool is intended for packaging professionals involved in design, client communication and production.

 

Rather than creating a costly physical mock-up, reduce cost, media usage and save the operator time by using the RealPro 3D Packager. 

The software tool enables to produce on-screen “3D soft prototypes” directly from dieline data for a range of packaging concepts, even the most challenging designs can be turned into full working animated soft prototypes, quickly and easily.

 

The 3D prototype shows a fast visualization of the finished product with all aspects of the packaging concept. Creative design concepts such as windows and curved folds, print finishing effects as foils, varnishes, metallics, embossing and opacity and special substrates can be easily simulated, as well as the media texture and material thickness. Users can review dielines, edit and test their concepts in terms of folding accuracy and material compatibility with the chosen material thickness.

 

RealPro 3D Packager synchronises with Adobe Illustrator in real-time, automatically updating the working 3D model from the Illustrator dieline and graphics’ layers as the design evolves. Any changes made in 3D-Packager will correspond with Adobe Illustrator, allowing the user to refine and update dieline and artwork data.

 

This eco-friendly digital prototype, simplifying the communication and presentation of complex designs, can be shared with internal and external stakeholders via a simple web browser for input annotation using the in-built comment tools and for approval.

 

Versatile, the RealPro 3D Packager can be easily integrated as a complimentary solution to the existing packaging workflow, with minimal investment and user training.

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Jul 19 , 2010

The HP FB500 flatbed printer

Jul 19, 2010

 

Designed for your POP/POS, displays, exterior signage, exhibitions, event graphics, interior design and many more applications, the FB500 is a robust and reliable Scitex Large Format Printer.

 

It lets you load, print up to 4 sheets at once, and collect media simultaneously thanks to its efficient workflow and automatic features. The automatic alignment bar moves down for you to load the next set of boards, when the first set is done the printer moves on to the next.

 

The FB500 flexibility allows you to meet each customer requirement by choosing the right speed and quality, with up to 37m2/hr in Express mode for your prints to be viewed from a long distance, and up to 1200 x 600 optimized dpi.

 

It enables you to print on virtually any rigid media and even on corrugated plastic with good ink adhesion, on thick, heavy and long materials for which extension tables are required. For your flexible and continuous prints of up to 75 meters, the FB500 can be equipped with the optional Roll-to-Roll Upgrade Kit.

 

Or try new applications with a 5th Color, adding an extra touch with double-sided prints, matte or gloss finishes, full bleed printing or for undercoats, overcoats and spot colour. Obtainable with the White Ink Upgrade, white ink can be added or removed easily through an automated process. Additionally a unique White Ink Homogenizer maintains the stability of the white ink, preventing pigment sedimentation.

 

Equipped with UV-curable inks, the FB500 saves you time and cost, as no dry time is required, it is durable and avoids you costly and time consuming steps such as lamination.

 

And with its fully automatic printhead testing and maintenance systems, interruptions are reduced to a minimum and its status can be remotely checked with the HP Embedded Web Server.

 

You can as well save space, since the FB500 folding tables can be easily stored when the printer is not in use.

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Jul 14, 2010

Grand Prix Cyrel® 2010

Jul 14, 2010

This year, DuPont Packaging Graphics celebrates 35 years of ‘Advancing Flexography’, with the 8th Flexo-Print-Pack Congress and the 2010 International Grand Prix Cyrel® Awards, which took place beginning of June in Barcelona - Spain.

 

Reflecting DuPonts’ continuous commitment in regard of innovative flexographic solutions and new market opportunities for the packaging industry, the Flexo-Print-Pack Congress gathered for the occasion printers, converters, pre-press and packaging professionals.

The congress was followed by the Grand Prix Cyrel® Awards Ceremony, where the winning entries of the 2010 competition were celebrated.

 

The 8th Flexo-Print-Pack Congress

 

Packaging materials contribute to a large amount of waste in the world, forcing a rise in demand to go ‘green’. In response of this environmental impact of packaging, suppliers seek to find innovative solutions to the packaging of the products they sell. The printing process being a portion of this impact, new printing technologies are sought.

 

Dedicated to constantly develop innovative solutions for the packaging industry, DuPont presented during the Flexo-Print-Pack Congress the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), comparing Flexo to Gravure in order to quantify the environmental performance of the two alternatives, additionally to comparing solvent processing to thermal processing.

 

The study, based on data collected from tradeshops and printers serving the flexible packaging and tag and label markets in North America and Europe during 2006-2007, was conducted in compliance with ISO 14040-44.

 

Comparing the results of flexographic printing versus rotogravure printing, flexography has a 43% lower environmental impact for greenhouse gas emissions and 31% lower use of non-renewable energy use on an area of printed product basis. To illustrate the inherent technology differences between flexographic and rotogravure printing, aligned models were developed based on printers only using plastic substrate. The average aligned plastic substrate flexography impact is 51% lower in GHG emissions and 48% lower in non-renewable energy consumption than the average aligned plastic substrate gravure impact.

 

A second study comparing thermal platemaking to solvent platemaking for flexo indicate that thermal imaging results in a reduction in non-renewable energy of approximately 60 percent and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 51 percent.

 

*Data retrieved from the Life Cycle Assessment available under www.cyrel.com

The 2010 International Grand Prix Cyrel® Awards Ceremony

 

Initiated in 1982, the Grand Prix Cyrel® competition promotes the growth of flexography within the packaging industry.

 

For the 2010 event, more than 750 entries, printed with DuPont Cyrel products, were submitted from the countries: Africa, France, Greece, Italy, Middle East, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom. All materials were ‘real jobs’ produced for commercialization.

 

On March 23rd and 24th, an independent expert jury panel, led by Ramon Xifra Pagés CEO, Comexi Group, S.L. assembled at the Escola Arts Grafiques Antoni Alguero in Sant Just Desvern, Spain and selected the winners of the Mediterranean contest. The flexo printing packages submitted to the jury were evaluated on criteria such as package design, substrate selection, quality and difficulty of reproduction and printing, and final printed package appearance and functionality. Submissions were placed in the following categories: Carrier Bags, Bags on Paper, Sacks, Tag & Label, Flexible Packaging, Folding Carton/Beverage Carton, Corrugated Pre-Print, Corrugated Post-Print B flute and Coarser, Corrugated Post-Print E flute and Finer as well as Best Conversion and special mention to Tissue.

 

During a gala dinner the winners of the Grand Prix Cyrel® were remitted their awards. At this occasion, congratulations to our customer INDEVCO Paper Containers - Lebanon, who won the second place in the category of Corrugated Pre-Print E-Flute & Finer.



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Jun, 2010

Jun 22, 2010

Expansion of the color digital business with Fuji-Xerox

Jun 22, 2010

Fuji-Xerox Co. Ltd. launched color on demand publishing systems, for the high-end professional-use in the color printing market, delivering added value to applications used in a variety of communications, such as collaterals, direct-marketing pieces and publishing products.

The Color 800 and 1000 presses are the first high-end printers to use the ultra low-melt Emulsion Aggregation Eco-Toner, a transparent dry ink formula that is chemically grown, giving small and consistent particles which enable a high definition image quality with outstanding shadow detail and smooth transitions. This clear dry ink not only serves as a simple conventional varnish but also brings additional value to prints. Both presses print at 2400 x 2400 dpi for excellent sharpness and uniformity.

 

Another innovative technology used by the presses is the newly developed Belt Roll Fuser, which maintains fusing temperature stable even during high-speed printing, offers a wider range of printable colors, adds extra expressiveness to printouts and lasts twice as long as previous fusers and transfers heat more efficiently, resulting in a stable image quality as well as extended service life.

 

The Color 800 and 1000 presses are also equipped with a newly developed full-color tandem engine and large diameter seamless intermediate transfer belt, which achieves a higher productivity through its ability to handle a wider range of paper, from 55 to 350 gsm at speeds of 80 (Color 800 Press) to 100 (Color 1000 Press) pages per minute without change of print speed with weight of paper.

 

Besides from providing stability, reliability and productivity, the Color 800 and Color 1000 Presses are equipped with a new long-life photoreceptor with a protective overcoat, improving the wear and damage resistance that lasts twice as long as conventional technologies. As a result, the photoreceptor which is the light-sensitive drum used to transfer the image to paper can withstand making up to 800,000 impressions.

 

Other features are the Seamless Intermediate Belt Transfer System (IBT), a technology that makes it easier for operators to set up jobs on varying sized media and makes it possible to add a 5thstation for clear toner. And the Inline Belt Cooling system, which lowers the temperature 

of the paper as it passes by the cooling belts to solve the problem of high temperature causing the toner and the paper to stick together in finishing devices because printing at high speed does not allow time for paper to cool while it travels through the system.

 

For further expansion, both presses have an optional clear dry ink station to amplify full-color jobs allowing for images and text to be highlighted for visual impact, or digital watermarks applied for artistic effect or security, bringing your prints to life.

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Jun 8, 2010

Expand your print applications with the DocuColor 8002 by Xerox

Jun 8, 2010

The Xerox DocuColor 8002 runs a wide range of papers from 60 up to 300 g/m² and provides an outstanding 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution and digital halftone screens.

Featuring an inline spectrophotometer with automated color management tools, the DocuColor 8002 delivers you color accuracy, an increase in productivity and available press time.

 

Your time-consuming color maintenance tasks will be transformed into profit, an increase in color image quality and consistency through its automating calibration and advanced profiling.

 

Xerox digital printers being the only Pantone licensed in the market, the DocuColor 8002 provides a spot color calibration to color correct spot colors to official Pantone reference values, within a user-specified level of quality. It automatically reads engine data and modifies the CMYK recipe for each spot color to minimize the color difference with the reference value to deliver quality output that is spot on.

 

With its ‘Low Gloss’ toner feature, the DocuColor 8002 produces prints with a pleasing matt finish that looks great on every page and improves your productivity since the user won’t need to stop the printer when loading the toner.

 

The DocuColor 8002 gives you the choice between three networked color print servers, all modular and with scalable finishing, customizing the solution that best fits your business plan. Each combines outstanding color management with a user-friendly interface to yield outstanding digital color and integrates smoothly into your printing environment.

 

Maximize your profit by adding to your offset printing the digital technology, which offers you a range of available inline finishing options, providing you quickly a polished and professional look for every job. From a lay-flat binder to a basic and professional document finisher, you can strengthen your bottom line by adding new applications.

 

Upgrade your business cards, letter heads, brochures, training manuals and other variable data printing with the DocuColor 8002.

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May, 2010

May 11, 2010

More news from the print and postprint sectors at IPEX

May 11, 2010

Edelmann Graphics GmbH - 20C614

 

Edelmann will launch its new STAR-PRINT offset machine, which is mainly used for products with variable sizes and high volume for the printing of flexible packaging, folding carton, label, film and board sector. The STAR-PRINT is available in three different widths of 52cm, 76cm and 92cm, a size variable between 24" and 44" and a speed of 400 m per minute.

With already two STAR-PRINT V76 sold, one to an Austrian customer and the other to a Turkish customer, Edelmann will give the opportunity to it stand visitors to witness live the success of its technology on its single print station STAR-PRINT, web width 76 cm, with sleeve system.

 

Planatol System GmbH - 19D730

 

From the complete product range of adhesives with some new developments in the ranges PUR, laminating adhesives, HMPSAs and solvent-borne adhesives, to their matched fold gluing machines, you can find the necessary information on stand #19D730, one of the leading providers of adhesives for the graphic arts and coating industry.

 

PLANATOL is the developer of innovative techniques to make the application of glue in the folder of the printing machine qualitatively excellent and safe. The rotary fold gluing processes all the paper qualities, from 8 to 96 pages, used especially for brochures by gluing in the spine fold, providing a product of high quality and which is easy to handle.

 

In the longitudinal gluing and fold softening sectors, two systems are available to cater the different printers’ demands. The COMBIJET 9NET and COMBIJET 9DT are both user-friendly, reliable and deliver a top performance, they differ only in their technical structure to cope with the variable frequency of gluing of each press.

 

For fold gluing in rotary press, the Cross-web gluing enables perfect gluing of all printed 8-32 page products in cross grain. Planatol has developed the cross-web gluing technique to the extent that, depending on the configuration of the folder and the number of pages of the print product, up to four cross-web gluing systems can be combined

 

Petratto S.r.l. - 19E770

 

Book-binderies, traditional and digital printing companies and paper/cardboard processing factories will find an economic solution to all creasing, folding and gluing problems on the Petratto stand with its new and innovating products, such as the MODULO new economic folding and gluing machine and MINIBAT PLUS and BATFOLD new economic line of creasing folding and gluing machine.

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May 10, 2010

Open House at Herzog + Heymann

May 10, 2010

From the 7th till the 11th of June at the headquarters of HERZOG + HEYMANN GmbH + Co. KG in Bielefeld- Germany, the leading specialists in the field of mailing production, folding machines, sheet folding and thread sealing machine will gather for the purpose of an Open House.

Herzog + Heymann will be launching new mailing ideas with exactly matched components specially conceived for the products to be processed. To begin with the mailing line with integrated window back-gluing. Punched sheets will be fed and transferred to the heart of every Herzog + Heymann mailing system, the transport system, where in running direction a self-adhesive tape and a transparent foil will be applied one after another as a viewing window. Inside the folding unit a response element will be unfolded by wrap fold and finally the product will be closed by surface glue and plough-fold.

 

For label application, the mailing line is designed to cost-efficiently transfer the products over a friction feeder to the new transport system 091 ECO. Following the labels will be dispensed and turned-over inline. The turn-over of the labels occurs from left or right side.

 

For the production of pharmaceutical products, outserts will be produced inline, which are not closed by glue-points, but by labels. The folding scheme and the label closing allow a license-free Outsert production up to 156 panel.

The possibility to fold newspapers down to a smaller format, is done through the production line for newspaper centre fold using the Plough fold device. The feeding of the newspaper occurs by a high-performance drum feeder, the newspaper is then folded to one third on transport systems by two belt guided plough-fold units.

 

MBO will be exhibiting a new special version of the T960 Perfection for high-speed signature folding. Sheets are infeed in landscape format, the sheets length is thus reduced and performance is increased accordingly. To keep the achievable high performance in folding unit ll, the products are separated in two production streams into a double-stream device by means of an alternating deflector.

 

The new K765 Efficiency Automatic combines efficiency and profitability. The components that required the most frequent adjustment were automated, such as the COMBIPLATE combination buckle plates and the HIGH GRIP spiral fold rollers, the VARIO-Control with Touchscreen helps to set-ups and changeovers to be made in no time. The new K765 has been designed to the benefit of the user, providing a easy access from all sides and became the world’s quietest folding machine in its class.

The combi folding machine K 800 Perfection is the ideal solution for customers who produce complicated products and folding patterns with absolute high precision. It has now been fully automated in the K800.2 S-KTZ 

Perfection, through the FP 800/120 palletized feeder with VACULIFT lll feeder head, the vacuum infeed and alignment system VIVAS, the COMBIPLATE combination buckle plates, the spiral fold rollers, the VACUKNIFE and the ASP 66-2ME delivery.

 

A digital web-finishing line from Ehret will be exhibited. The line is equipped with a PSM-520 double module, consisting of a plow-fold unit and a split and merge unit, and a SVC 525 C, variable digital rotary high-end sheeter, but also the MBO automated COMBIPLATE combination buckle plates and spiral fold rollers.

 

From Bograma new entries will be launched at the occasion, with an offline Punching Machine for single sheets, rotative punching of different products in 4-up. From the flat pile feeder, the sheets will be individually transferred to the punching cylinder and punched by the rotative punching plate. Following, the products will be guided to the vacuum transport belt, at which the cut-offs of each product will be stripped inside the transfer unit and delivered by the flat track delivery unit.

 

Also the production line for manufacturing of glue-folded booklets will make its debut at the event. With a punching machine BS MULTI 450 Servo, with integrated pneumatic front cutting equipment, glue-folded booklets will be three-sided trimmed and following delivered by a pile delivery unit. Through this efficient production method, an additional punching machine can be saved.

 

The automatic delivery units „delta“ from palamides are designed for use with folding machines and gatherer stitchers. The aim of these delivery units is to increase the capacity of folding machines and gatherer stitchers at low personnel expenses. The delivery units are mobile and can be set up within a few minutes by means of partly automation. Therefore, these units are definitely very interesting for small editions. From single up like signatures up to five up like small sized flyers, all can be rationally and cost-efficiently delivered by the delta’s. palamides will be showing two automatic delivery units: one 500mm wide delta502, which is able to deliver up to two up and one delta703, which is able to delivery up to three up.

 

The vertical delivery unit „alpha“ from palamides is mainly developed for production of signatures. The special advantages of the alpha-series are the “marking free” delivery and the rationalizing. Marking free is very important at sensitive or hot off the press products to avoid to set off or scratches. Because the products can be discharged very joint protective and the products will be already accurately transferred knocked up on ergonomically convenient height, the operator is able to run the folding machine considerably faster and more constant than with conventional delivery units. Exhibited will be one alpha500plus, which delivers signatures of one K765 from MBO.

 

 

For further information on Herzog + Heymann, MBO, Ehret, Bograma, palamides and their product range or for registration purposes to the Open House please contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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May 6, 2010

A casing-in machine unlike others

May 6, 2010

Unlike the traditional casing-in machines, the system used by Zechini with its new Modulo 2010 is by gluing the hard cover, not the book, and the consequent insertion of the book.

 

Specialized in manufacturing bookbinding and graphic arts machines suitable for small and medium size industries, Zechini will launch its new Modulo 2010 at IPEX. With an automatic recycling of the glue and cleaning at the end of the production, the fully-automatic casing-in machine represents the evolution of the previous model introduced in 1993, utilizing today’s advanced technology. Flexible, it can consequently be customized in function of the users’ needs.

The Modulo 2010, at a speed of up to 3,000 books per hour, enables the production of books with low thickness of 0. 5 mm, other than with the traditional casing-in machines, and also of books with high thickness up to 45 mm; additionally the production of books with very small size, book closed spine of 67x75 mm, and big size books, book closed spine of 300x370 mm.

 

The gluing system by pad, applying the glue only where required, allows a big flexibility and a big variety of products, such as the gluing of a booklet sewn by staple on a side and a little box containing a game on the other side or the casing-in of children’s books, carton over carton, from just 0.8 mm of thickness.

 

A perfect register of the cover/book in the casing-in operation is possible through the pushers devices of the covers are used for pushing the book block also, consequently no changes to control or adjustments of the registers are necessary.

 

After the casing-in operation, a roller system makes the pression between the book and the cover in order to guarantee a perfect endurance during the following works. A specific device closes the cover assuring a book spine perfectly ‘square’ and a gluing/mounting of the cover perfectly at register. In fact the cover, rounding the position, runs over specific guides and only after is mounted to the book. A second series presses the book for keeping the correct position in the next phase. At the exit stage, on the belt, personalization according to the needs is possible.

 

The Modulo 2010 can be connected to a stacker for the specific needs of packing, cellophane or in line with Vip Forming for the press and the joint forming operation, in order to obtain a finished product without the intervention of the operator.

 

But the Modulo 2010 enables even more than the casing-in of the traditional books, it makes also the casing-in of books with magnet in the cover, with covers until 5 pieces, with covers with shape and many others.

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May 5, 2010

The CreaseStreamJunior for the digital market

May 5, 2010

Tech-ni-Fold, the UK creasing specialists enters the digital market with its new CreaseStreamJunior, to be launched at the IPEX show.

The little brother of the also new CreaseStreamPlus machine is the ideal solution for small to medium digital print runs, designed to manipulate, stretch and prepare the area of stock that is prone to cracking for a trouble free folding.

 

The CreaseStreamJunior produces simultaneous multiple crease and micro-perforating without affecting speed, which is to perform up to 4,000 sheets per hour. It produces flat, nearly invisible micro perforations that let sheets run through any laser printer or copier, from 65-350 gsm.

 

You can choose from 6 different crease styles and two micro-perforating settings to cope with any imaginable print and stock combination, creasing and micro-perforating either side of the sheet or both at the same time.

 

The spine and hinge creasing allows a fully adjustable close proximity creasing on perfect bound covers, the four deep penetrating creases help the book cover to open easily.

With the Multi-Tool, high quality long-life blades will single cut, double cut and edge trim, helps the products to be produced twice as fast.

 

The CP Applicator enables close proximity perforations with a deep penetrating crease in the centre, ideal for voucher books and coupons that require a spine crease close to the perforations.

 

The heavy-duty machine is cost-effective and adaptable to any print environment.

 

Equipped with an inbuilt capiler mechanism allowing instant changeover from one stock weight to another, the CreaseStreamJunior is simple to set, through its sheet guides that extend directly to tooling shafts ensuring an accurate register, also the crease and micro-perf styles are easy to change, and a sheet skewer compensator allows the angle of crease to change to suit badly pre-trimmed sheets.

 

As option the CreaseStreamJunior can be mounted on a mobile table.

 

Should we have awakened your curiosity, you can find the CreaseStream Junior on the Tech-ni-Fold stand # 17C901.

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Apr, 2010

Apr 29, 2010

IPEX 2010 Preview on the preprint and print sectors

Apr 29, 2010

Only 18 days till the opening day of IPEX 2010, the event for print, publishing and media gathering over 1,000 leading companies at the NEC in Birmingham- UK from the 18th till the 25th of May.

 

Join us during the event to explore new investment alternatives in added value printing.

 

Here a preview of what our partners have to offer in preprint and print.

Fujifilm – 9CD360

 

After Fujifilm received an unprecedented demand from customers while showing the JET Press 720 as a technology demonstration at DRUPA 2008, the sheetfed inkjet machine will now be launched at IPEX 2010. The press provides a digital print quality, productivity, flexibility and efficiency like no other. While the majority of sheetfed B2 presses produce 500-2000 sheets, the Jet Press 720 provides a more effective solution for short-run work, producing 2,700 sheets per hour and capable of handling variable data work, thus the press is particularly suitable for commercial and digital printers.

 

Supported by a XMF workflow, for which Fujifilm will also launch its latest version, the XMF cross-media workflow solution has been improved with an advanced imposition and its colour management capabilities. The XMF workflow version 3.0 also features an innovative 3D proofing module, enabling the creation of a more realistic ‘virtual’ 3D proofs.

 

FFEI Ltd. – 10D290

 

FFEI will be launching new software products; to begin with the RealPro 3D-Packager, an innovative software solution for packaging professionals involved in design, client communication and production. It will give the user a fast visualization of printed packaging, enabling to produce artwork into accurate 3D animated prototypes, simulating all aspects of the intended structural, printed design directly from Adobe Illustrator or imported dielines. Real Pro 3D-Packager can also rework existing dielines from design libraries.

 

The RealPro- Digital Workflow incorporates the unique capabilities of RealVue3D. Enabling printers to visually check layout and trims, RealVue3D provides on-screen simulations of the final product complete with special finishing effects such as metallic inks and embossing. With features that allow users to view the product from any angle, turn pages 

and simulate printing characteristics such as paper thickness and finish, RealVue3D capability adds value to a print workflow by adding another tool that can improve production and approval cycles.

 

In addition, a unique inkjet application for decorative table edging, that prints a double-white ink plus CMYK to create colour-accurate match to the wood grains and patterns previously printed by gravure. The Calson system can be used as a stand-alone digital print engine or incorporated as a module into an existing F Line press; creating a combination press that delivers finished product at a rate of 25m per minute. Faster speeds are available for less demanding applications. Caslon is based on the Xaar 1001 greyscale printhead technology consisting of 4 printbars, one for each of the C,M,Y,K colours, each with 5 (330mm print width) or 6 (410mm print width) printheads.

 

DuPont De Nemours (Deutschland) GmbH – 12C150

 

DuPont will introduce its Cyrel® FAST round system, featuring the benefits of the Cyrel® FAST and cyrel solvent round technology. It is an easy to use hardware and consumable solution that eliminates solvents, delivers a continuous print flexo form for high-quality precision printing and improved productivity while generating the smallest environmental footprint. The thermal technology at the base of this Cyrel® FAST round system allows the sleeves imaging and processing without any need of water and solvents.

 

Top-range plates for solvent and thermal processing will also be exhibited at IPEX 2010.

 

Cyrel® DPR, designed to perform with a wide range of substrates and inks, is the digital plate of choice for high quality printing across a broad range of packaging segments.

Cyrel® DFQ is the high durometer plate that combines the needs of high quality flexo finest halftone, linework and solids, that fits perfectly when is imaged and processed on Cyrel FAST thermal platemaking.

 

FAG GRAPHIC SYSTEMS SA – 11F221

 

The FAG FLEX³ is a FLEXO PLATE reader working on transmission light principle. All transparent Flexo Plates can be measured within a wide range of screen rulings and resolutions. With an internal resolution of 2 microns per pixel output resolutions up to 2540DPI can be measured. A viewing area of approx. 2.6mm x 2 mm allows also the measurement of very low screen rulings typically used in corrugated flexo pre press. The FAG FLEX³ software supports in addition to standard analyses functions also a manual measurement mode, a line width measurement mode and a statistics  function.

 

The FLEX³ PRO incorporates all features of the standard FAG FLEX³ flexo plate reader. In addition the FAG FLEX³ PRO offers functions to evaluate the DOT SHAPE in the 3rd dimension. Especially in high lights it is important to guarantee a constant 3D shape of the dot. A reflection mode in FAG FLEX³ PRO supports the measurement of non transparent flexo 

plates. A RGB illumination on 45° is used to measure accurately printed samples.

 

Also new, the FAG BRAI³ Braille dot Checker is a handheld device connected via USB2.0 to a PC. The Software will look and be used with

 

the same concept as the FAG FLEX³ software. The BRAI³ sensor can easily be positioned over a Braille character line with the help of a highlighted positioning line visible through a positioning Window.

 

 

Heights (UK) Ltd – 9F365

 

Flexo plate-making solutions with the new 2530 Compact Flexo processor will be found on the Heights stand, but also a new range of Litho processors and finishing units emphasizing on reducing chemistry usage and removing the requirement of water and drainage. The Bora 85, designed for use with conventional and thermal plate tehcnologies and the Blue Amber 62 with Fujifiln PRO-V.

 

manroland – 17F921

 

Moving away from the traditional trade show concept, manroland will be presenting an overall view of a customer’s business, taking the complete machine life cycle into account.

A wide range of printing possibilities and solutions will be offered surrounding the Value Added Printing (VAP) concept, where application examples will be showcased. Based on automation, all solutions offered provide sustainable production efficiency and flexibility at a reduced investment and operating costs, increasing the value of their products with manroland’s creative printing processes such as applying cold foil, embossed coating, heatset-coldset or UV production.

 

Policrom Screens – 20E608

 

Policrom Screens will have the following new products on their stand. Polispot Compressible, a supplement to their Varnishing Plates range; Polimpress, a non woven cloth designed for the automatic cleaning of the impression cylinders in perfecting presses; Policloth W-E Duo, a non woven cloth for the cleaning of both blankets and impression cylinders in perfecting presses that feature an Elettra ABC system; proprietary, patented Films for 3 Dimensional decoration of any object, by means of ink jet printing and subsequent thermal transfer of the print; environmentally friendly, recyclable banners, made of non woven material for Digital Wide Format Printing; and textiles and films for Digital Wide Format Printing.

 

 

Also present at IPEX 2010, will be Xerox Corporation-7CD450, Eltosch Torsten Schmidt GmbH-17C935, Edelmann Graphics GmbH-20C614, Hewlett Packard-12AB150, PRI Super Blue Technologies-9E391 and Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co.-20B619.

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Apr 22, 2010

Lasercomb Open House
Apr 29, 2010

The German supplier of system solutions for the packaging and diemaking industry opens its doors from the 17th till the 19th of June 2010 at their factory in Notzingen – Germany, to show its latest developments.

The following product range will be displayed:

 

ProDigi - Plotter/Samplemaker equipped to

 

  • Cut and crease folding carton

 

  • Cut and crease corrugated carton/board

 

  • Cut printing blankets for offset-printing

 

  • Cut rubber which can be attached to dieboards

 

  • Cut foam and soft materials up to 50 mm

 

  • Plot on paper, film, board, plywood

 

  • V-Shape knife to cut passpartouts

 

  • DigiPrintMark camera system to recognize printing marks on preprint samples for sample production and/or small series production

 

  • DigiPrintMark camera system to scan contours and process them further in Impact-CAD during the design-, production work for displays, POP and POS-Stands

 

 

ProAquaJet - Lasercomb`s waterjet for cutting open and closed cell-rubber, foam, vulkolan which is used for preparing die-boards. The ProAquaJet can be used further in production areas to cut foam, styrofoam materials for producing inner-packing to secure electronic components, television sets, etc. during transport

 

ProPertinax - Lasercomb`s 4 spindle pertinax milling machine used in dieshops, folding carton plants to mill pertinax for dieboards which have to be delivered with a set of counters. Inhouse die-shops in folding carton plants very often use the ProPertinax for pertinax counter production on a just in time environment.

ProCount - Lasercomb`s large format heavy duty milling machine for steel counter plates as well as for high volume production of pertinax dies. Customers can choose from a wide range of routing spindels selected on their production demands. The ProCount offers a dry milling process for pertinax and/or steel, however for steel counter plate production a fine mist lubrication system can be integrated to reduce the wear on the routers and for cooling during the milling process.

 

ProMill - based on the ProDigi frame the machine was modified to chamfer female stripping dies automatically. Normally this process is done manually using a hand-held grinding device.

 

ProRuleCut - Lasercomb`s latest development for the rule processing process in a dieshop. Designed to produce with a central rule processing unit all the cutting and creasing rules needed for the die-production the ProRuleCut offers the following functions:

 

  • Cutting of cutting and creasing rules

 

  • Notching of cutting and creasing rules

 

  • Lipping of cutting and creasing rules

 

  • Bending marks for further manual or automatic rule bending

 

  • Production of customized perforation rules by using standard rule material

 

  • Dual/paralell use of standart 1m rule material and material from coils, automatic change from 1 m pieces to coil material and vice versa

 

  • Stacking system for processed rules into boxes or cartriges for further processing on a rule bender

 

  • Lasercomb`s own rule procssing software LVS 2010 is used in the ProRuleCut for rule preperation

 

The ProRuleCut comes with additional unique features like:

 

  • Crash protect system on the gripper-system which delivers the rules into the machine

 

  • Crash protect system to prevent collisions of rules with the tool-cassettes

 

  • Constant monitoring of rule-height and rule thickness

 

  • New cutting technology using a supercompact planetary roller spindel drive with high power density, precision dynamics and optimum control quality

PTS 3020 R with RofinSinar DC 030 - 3000 Watt Lasersource Lasercomb will be the first manufacturer of laser-machines used for diemaking who will display a 3000 Watt Lasersource for a industrial diecutting process. Only the use of a new state of the art digital drive system controlled with a Eckelmann Touch Screen Controller will allow the use of a 3000 Watt Lasersource for a high-speed, high-accuracy and high-quality diecutting process.

 

MTL 1530 with 750 Watt PRC-Lasersource For the first time Lasercomb will use the Open House 2010 to present a PRC 750 Watt Lasersource mounted to a MTL-Lasermachine. PRC a well-known manufacturer of laser-sources is part of the Rofin Sinar Group of companies

 

 

Impact-Software for Box and DieDesign Together with Arden Software, Lasercomb`s long term partner for the promotion and development of the wellknown Impact-

 

Software, Lasercomb will   lauch      and     present     the       new Impact

 

2010 Software.

 

In addition web.cnx and Enterprise Solutions will be demonstrated and introduced.

 

As in the past Lasercomb has invited the following companies to present their product range during the Open House as well:

 

Boxplan - wellknown manufacturer and distributor of the Digi-Setter, the fully automatic solution for your demands in producing stripping dies

 

DMG - wellknown supplier for materials used in the diemaking process

 

Essmann + Schäfer - supplier of rule material in a range of 7 - 100 mm for all you needs and demands in diemaking. Rules for carton and currogated board - rubber, cork, different kinds of plastics PP, PE, PVC etc. ), gaskets, balsawood, foamed material, (self-adhesive) labels and foils and much more - thermoformed materials - labels of different kind and qualities - businness forms industry - stripping

 

Serviform - will present their rule processing systems at Lasercomb`s plant as well, more details will be made available soon

 

As usual during the Open House Lasercomb will make sure that there is enough time for discussion with the experts of Lasercomb as well as for discussions between the visitors and guest exhibitors.

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Mar, 2010

Mar 23_1, 2010

Aspire Printing Press chooses Kolbus and MBO to meet its requirements for binding and folding

Mar 23, 2010

Dynagraph complete the last phase of the Aspire Printing Press project by installating a fully automatic perfect binding line that consists of the ZU 804 gatherer, the KM407 perfect binder with hot-melt and PUR gluing system with a fully automatic three knife trimmer HD 150 B. This configuration allows continuous production of books and magazines at 6000 cycles per hour.

The Ratiobinder KM 470 stands for a simple operation and shortest make ready times. Features include the inclined infeed by lift (patended) as well as the sturdy clamp system which is also patended. Up to three spine processing stations prepare the block for gluing. The best processing quality is guaranteed by the highly effective pressing stations in conjunction with accurate cover aligning. The most difficult cover materials can be processed without a problem.

 

Best suitable with the Ratiobinder KM 470 is the ZU804 gathering unit. State of the art control technology and intelligent monitoring systems ensure smooth production. The ZU 804 is equipped with the opto-electronic section detection and ATC automatic section thickness control. In addition to automatic loading and unloading of the machine, the cascade control also enables a reject discharge to be used. Separation is performed using the drum principle. All operating elements are easily accessible in the gantry frame.

 

For three side trimming of the magazines and brochures, the HD 150 B offers a guaranteed performance and precision for quality, with an automatic set-up, fast changeovers, very easy operation and two infeed possibilities from the magazine or from the counter/stacker.

 

The Perfect Binding Line has been complemented with two combi folding machines K 760 Efficiency 4 SKTL, 76x120cm format, with palletized feeder and four folding possibilities. Equipped with swing-up smoother bars for easy paper removal, high speed wheels for a safe sheet transportation for higher outputs leading to reduced changeover times, minimized downtimes and precise folding quality.

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Mar 23, 2010

Record commissioning of preprint, print and postprint equipments to Aspire Printing Press in Doha, Qatar

Mar 23, 2010

After all equipments were installed the production started as planned with around 50 employees for the production of small to large volumes of daily advertising materials, publications and corporate forms.

After all equipments were installed the production started as planned with around 50 employees for the production of small to large volumes of daily advertising materials, publications and corporate forms.

Equipped with the latest in printing machines, Aspire Printing Press focuses on quality and shot lead times. Therefore Aspire opted for a simple mantra “Quality on Deadline”. The print house will server the demand of the Qatar commercial print market and follows the Qatari leaderships will to innovate.

 

Two fully automatic Fujifilm V8 Ctps, fitted with two lasers heads were installed at Aspire Printing Press for the first stage of a print job. This allows the data processing from layout to plate production of 32 B1 (8 page) plates per hour at 2,400dpi. The Luxel V-8 MAL is configured with a five cassette autoloader, capable of holding 300 plates. Different sizes of plates can be loaded in each cassette and an intelligent software keeps track of what plate is needed for which job, automatically loading the correct cassette.

 

The Luxel V8 MAL uses an inline Violet Photopolymer Plate processor from Heights. The FLP 1260 is specially adapted to the demands of the Brillia photopolymer plates.

 

The proofing is provided by two DuPont Cromalin Largo 4406 inkjet systems designed for both high quality digital proofing.

 

With a large format of 44’’ width, an outstanding quality and fast print speeds, the Largo 4406 is suitable for proofing individual pages, scatter proofing a group of images or outputting full 8-up signatures with all color bars and printer’s marks included. It is driven by a state-of-the-art color management system that produces consistently and accurately contract quality proofs. Part of the results reached by the digital Cromalin in terms of quality are related to the wide variety of paper made available by DuPont as well as the special inks developed by DuPont and which offer a colour gamut range that is wide enough to produce most of the Pantone color library make it unique and allow printers to show their customers true CMYK and spot colors.

 

Aspire Printing Press equally purchased two multicolor offset presses from manroland, an eight color ROLAND 700 HiPrint with perfecting, enabling the press to print 4/4 top and bottom of the sheet in one path for more quick turnaround of jobs to meet Aspire Printing Press’s request of reduced production lead times for their bi-weekly newspapers. The other manroland printing machine is a five color, ROLAND 700 HiPrint equipped with extended delivery and doctor blade aqueous coater.

 

Both machines offer high specifications to insure highest quality and lowest lead times. allowing a variety of jobs, on 0.04 millimeter thin paper up to cardboard 1 millimeter thick, as well as PVC foil, from spot color to full color, one side print to multi-page printing, varnish to spot U.V.

 

The two ROLAND 700 HiPrint are equipped with an optimized number of rollers in the inking unit for a perfect ink distribution and provide a smooth and gentle delivery, even at high press speeds, through its AirGlide delivery producing perfectly even stacks thanks to the particularly flat sheet ascent and long sheet stabilization path.

 

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Mar 18, 2010

The NEW HP L25500 for indoor and outdoor medias

Mar 18, 2010

HP successfully launched its latest HP Designjet L25500 Printer on Sunday the 24th of January 2010 at the Media Rotana Hotel in Dubai.

The lauch coeincided with the 12th annual Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East exhibition that took place between the 25th till the 27th of January at the Dubai Airport Expo. HP once again demonstrated during that period its Designjet L25500 along with the Designjet L65500.

The Designjets L25500 and L65500 are the first printers to feature Latex Printing Technologies. HP Latex Inks stands for odorless prints, are non-flammable and non-combustible, do not contain hazardous air pollutants, no special ventilation equipment or external dryer is required.

 

The L25500 is available in 42 and 60 inch models, it can produce signs and graphics on a wide range of flexible media, including coated media or polyester fabric and low-cost papers, for a diverse range of outdoor and indoor applications at high quality results. Experience easy, unattended and automatic maintenance with its user-replaceable HP Thermal Inkjet printheads.

 

The L65500 is suitable for small and mid-size digital print and sign shops and offers both indoor and outdoor printing versatility, with an outstanding durability and image quality, rich saturated and consistent colours and a high resolution of up to 1200dpi, at a speed of up to 74 m2/hr. Save ink and time by reducing error, operator intervention, and waste with automated color calibration. Enjoy greater productivity and low-maintenance with water-based HP Latex Inks for prints to dry inside the printer.

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Mar 9, 2010

Plates processing with Heights

Mar 9, 2010

Wouldn’t you choose the best solution to develop your printing plates, as a first step to quality print?

 

HEIGHTS was established in 1974 as an engineering design company and in the years following, success came in manufacturing a wide range of innovative equipment, primarily in the graphic arts market.

Their range of Lithographic processors include among others the FLP 1260 and the Blue Amber 85/125 HD, capable of coupling to a wide range of plate-setters.

 

The FLP 1260 has the ability to process the highest quality CTP photopolymer plates available, at a speed as high as 60 B1 plates per hour. The plate processor is robustly engineered and built giving easy access to the major serviceable parts of the unit, also for cleaning and maintenance. It has energy and water saving features, has a color coded plumbing system, an intuitive LCD operator interface and developer replenishment is made by plate area.

 

Moving forward to a chemistry-free processing of Litho-plates, Heights manufactured the latest generation of ‘LithoPlate finishing units’. The Blue Amber HD range meets demand of a medium-heavy duty cycle and is designed enabling an easy operation with only few process steps, with easy access for maintenance and an increase of the latitude of Violet Photopolymer printing plate production.

 

This compact processor range incorporates Pre-Heat, Finishing and Drying technologies, with a self contained fluid system, an intelligent replenishment system and combined with the highest level of durability synonymous to all Heights processing products.

 

Today in the Gulf alone, around 70 installed Fujifilm Computer to plate units are running on Heights processors.

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Feb, 2010

Feb 24, 2010

Planatol, leading supplier for PUR hot melts

Feb 24, 2010

Following a comparison executed by a customer between different PUR hot melt glues for the production of photo books, Planatol was confirmed as supplier of leading quality for PUR hot melts.

Tested were Planatol PUR 2765, Planatol VP 2880 PUR and two competitive glues, one standard PUR, ME PUR type and the otherstandard PUR, ME PUR and low-temperature PUR type, at different

 

The tests were run on a Perfect-Binder using SM Perfect –binding spine noozles; the material used was unprinted ‘Silver Digital’ art print paper,wood-free, double-glossy coated, weighing 200g/m2, with size 23.0 cm x 31.0 cm. Cut in a three-knife-trimmer to size 20.5 cm x 27.0 cm page pull test with PPT Newton 451 by Q-Libro

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On below charts, Planatol PUR hot melts show distinctly higher initial tack,exceeds the requested value of 20 N/cm already after 8 hours, reaches a distinctly higher final strength compared to other products excels by a particularly high homogeneity.

 

Planatol hot melts are of highest quality which is of utmost importance for a trouble-free production, establishing a new standard in book-binding.

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Feb 14, 2010

Binnaji Establishment in Kuwait invests in a Mini 76 TH Autobond laminator

Feb 16, 2012

The growing demand for laminated products has encouraged Binnaji Establishment in Kuwait to invest in an Autobond laminating machine during Drupa 2008. Binnaji’s core business is that of handmade bags,more specifically the production of shopping bags.

 

 

The Mini 76 Thermal lamination is reliable, quick to make ready and easy to use. Its performance attains a maximum speed of 60 meters per minute and can laminate B3 landscape (22" x 14") to B1 landscape (41" x 29") and above.

 

The Mini 76 TH is equipped with a rising pile, back separation Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 feed head and a vacuum feed table. The feed head is processor controlled, resulting in an accurate under-lap and the feeder is fitted with a mill skid plate, allowing a full pallet of print to be loaded directly from the printing press.

 

 

 

 

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Feb 7, 2010

Lucky Press in Kuwait adds to its finishing department an Autobond Mini 76 T

Feb 7, 2010

With years of experience as a printer and print supervisor working for the commercial printing division of the Kuwait Times, Mr. Suleiman Abu Ahmad decided to open his own print house ‘Lucky Press’ in 2004.

In 2005 Lucky Press bought an MBO folding machine, another unit was purchased at the beginning of 2008 and an Autobond laminating machine Mini 76 T followed shortly after.

 

As its name depicts the Mini 76 T fits where space is limited, but still ensures reliability and accuracy through its robust construction. Extremely efficient, the Autobond laminating machine provides Lucky Press with a high productivity and quality work, by laminating sheets of 90 to 650 gsm, with a size of 76 x 102 cm and at a maximum speed of 45 meters per minute. It can also be used for work printed on litho or digital presses thanks to the high degree of heat and pressure in the nip rollers.

 

To allow an easy operation, the Autobond laminators are equipped with many automatic features, to list some of them:

-       Quick change airshafts for mounting films

-       A pneumatic clutch to ensure constant tension of the film

-       A Swiss made water heater to maintain constant temperatures

-       An adjustable anti-curl bar

-       A pneumatically adjustable in-feed nip rollers

-       A remote diagnostics facilities by Siemens

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Jan, 2010

Jan 31, 2010

Dynagraph is appointed distributor of Flint Group newspaper & commercial web printing inks in the Gulf region

Jan 31, 2010

Dynagraph has been designated as the distributor of Flint Group Coldset & Heatset Ink in the U.A.E., Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen.

With this recent partnership, Flint Group seeks to gain an even stronger market presence in the Gulf market.

 

Today, Dynagraph is considered to be the leading distributor of single width/ single circumference, single width/ double circumference as well as commercial web offset presses in the Gulf region. Dynagraph is the exclusive sales and service partner in the Middle East region of manroland and manugraph; both leading newspaper and commercial web press manufacturers.

 

This news comes at a time where Dynagraph and manroland celebrate their 5th year since the establishment of the manroland web service hub. The manroland web service hub is a joint enterprise by manroland and Dynagraph to support and service all web offset presses with focal point the Middle East region and counts 3 manroland and 6 Dynagraph web service engineers.

 

Some basic facts about Flint Group: Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 140 facilities worldwide and employs some 7 800 people.

 

Flint Group offers sheetfed offset printing inks, coldset & heatset printing inks, flexo printing plates & inks, offset blankets, press room chemicals and pigments.

 

The European Newspaper Ink Division of Flint Group is Europe's leading and largest manufacturer of high-quality Coldset/Heatset inks for newspaper printing!

 

Close contacts with customers, co-operation with press manufacturers and paper producers & the know-how of the Flint Group Technical Centre of Excellence provides the basis for the development of high-quality newspaper inks which take new trends in newspaper printing technology into account at an early stage.

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Jan 18, 2010

Get your print jobs celebrated at the 8th Grand Prix Cyrel®

Jan 18, 2012

The Grand Prix Cyrel®, initiated in 1982, is recognized by the industry as one of the most important and prestigious competitions in flexographic package printing. In 2006, the records attained breaking 1700 submissions of trade shops, plate makers, printers, converters, retailers and packaging buyers, from 40 countries of all over the world.

 

The Grand Prix Cyrel® is a powerful engine to promote the growth of flexography within the printing packaging industry. The continuous success and the growing importance of the competition reflects the great progress made during the last few years, due to pioneering work by DuPont on digital imaging workflow, thermal mass transfer and round technology, which definitively revolutionized packaging printing. The next Grand Prix Cyrel® will show the future development of flexography and once again will bring valuable knowledge for top quality packaging printing.

 

This contest is open to all package commercial productions and non-packaging applications printed with Cyrel plates or sleeves. The entries submission deadline for the Middle East is on the 28th of February.

 

A jury of recognized flexographic printing experts, known for their deep technical knowledge of the packaging market, will acknowledge the ‘best in class’ printed packages in terms of outstanding performances for design, reproduction, print quality, conversion from offset or gravure to flexography.

 

The winners will be selected by category in March 2010 and honored during the Gala Ceremony to be held in April-June 2010.

 

 

For more information and registration on the DuPont 8th Grand Prix Cyrel®, do not hesitate to contact me under delkara@dynagraph.net or click here: http://www.cyrel.eu/gpcyrel

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Jan 5, 2010

Modern Printing Co., Beirut, Lebanon purchases a Mark Andy 2200XL through Dynagraph

Jan 5, 2010

Modern Printing Co. a commercial offset printer in Lebanon enters the narrow web flexo market and invests in a Mark Andy 2200

The 2200 is available in 3 option packages, all upgradable and flexible, with various levels of options providing maximum versatility and customization never seen before.

Mr. Richard Nasraoui, owner and operator of the press, chose the so called ‘next generation’, among other peculiarities because the fully capable Mark Andy 2200XL is simple to operate and so requires a low operator intervention, minimal adjustments and provides the operator simple access and control of all press functions.

 

The 2200 model has been re- engineered to deliver the best possible value through its key technology improvements. The users will witness an improved and consistent high print quality through a robust and more rigid print station, but also a higher throughput due to a better dryer performance for higher speeds.

 

The new Mark Andy 2200 has the fastest set-up and changeover in its class, a complete station can be set up in less than 1 minute, no inking adjustments are required, change repeat size is made without adjustment, and impression setting changes are completed within seconds with substrate change.

 

Still Mr. Richard Nasraoui preferred feature is the cold foil, since ‘there are no limits to the combination one can create along with the printing’. A plus to go with today’s trend to be environmentally friendly, the new Mark Andy 2200 allows a 50% decrease in waste through its intelligent auto registration system.

 

Last but not least, a decisive reason that convinced the owner Mr. Richard Nasraoui to invest in a Mark Andy narrow web press is as per his statement ‘the technical assistance in Lebanon is perfect.’

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Dec, 2009

Dec 22, 2009

United Printing & Publishing in Abu Dhabi goes for lamination with Autobond

Dec 21, 2009

For the lamination of the cover pages of its magazines and other print products United Printing & Publishing chose the Autobond Mini 105 TH, which can laminate a high range of products from A4 to 105x76cm, 90 to 650gsm and all this at a speed of 60 meters/min, avoiding outsourcing and even allowing lamination of a high number of products in a short period of time.

Easy to use, the operator won’t need much time to makeready the laminator, which can be used for lamination of the most traditional products to the digitally printed sheets thanks to its Swiss made water heater which can reach temperatures up to 140 degrees needed for thick materials. The laminator has a solid construction, made of 25mm thick steel side plates, it is equipped with a Heidelberg Speedmaster rising pile back separation stream feed head with a vacuum feed table and Siemens electronics.

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Dec 21 , 2009

United Printing & Publishing – Abu Dhabi: on a quest to enhance its print product

Dec 21, 2009

Along with its recently acquired Rotoman 65, United Printing & Publishing chose to enhance its end print product by relying on bespoke vendors such as Meccanotecnica and Kolbus the leading book sewing and perfect binding manufacturers.

 

The Meccanotecnica sewing machine model chosen by UPP is the Aster 180/51, with a maximum size of 320x510mm and with which a top performance with 2 up signatures coming from web press is guaranteed. The Aster 180 is easy to operate, fast to makeready and provides a high sewing quality at a speed of 180 cycles/min. Equipped with a Siemens PLC S7 Swivel touch screen colour control panel from which the operator can quickly and easily do the programming during machine run, it displays production data, machine speed and alarm messages and stores up to 30 different sewing programs that can be recalled during production. With the Aster 180, it is all about automation, the machine speed is automatically changed in case of books with complex signatures and servo mechanisms automatically position the opening head, the chain in the transport saddle, the accelerator wheel and the height of the delivery belt. An automatic compressed air control and treatment system, with a pressure regulator and filtering device, is fitted at the entrance to the sewing machine, capable of separating any condensation and impurities coming from the external supply.

 

UPP’s new Kolbus binding line that was delivered consists of a KM 412C Perfect Binding machine with 30 clamps, paired with a ZU 841 Gathering machine with 24 stations and a Three Knife Trimmer HD 153.P.

 

The Perfect Binding machine KM 412C, can reach speeds of up to 15,000 cycles per hour, can process a large material range and is equipped with the Kolbus Copilot System for an easy operation. Features included in the Copilot System are a touch screen displaying machine control information as graphics, +/- keys for fine adjustments on the individual stations during production run, a Remote Diagnosis for implementation of remedy measures in case of malfunctions, automatic format and hang-out adjustments, and last but not least the Kolbus 3.60 which gives the operator information on the production data such as the degree of utilisation, operating times, downtimes, quantities produced, etc…

 

 

The press will have an unlimited variation and extension opportunities with its newly acquired Gathering machine ZU 841 (up to 18,000 cycles/h) with 24 gathering stations and 24 STA 840 bundle feeders. The Gathering machine is fast to makeready and its design makes it optimally accessible, it can be loaded from both sides. For maximum separation reliability, the separation of sections or single sheets takes place using a combination of suction cups, a separating air nozzle and a suction belt. The sections or single sheets are transported directly and straight in the transport direction of the gathering chain. Additionally it is equipped with a reject unit model AS 841 for the automatic delivery of incorrectly or incompletely gathered products/length and width monitoring.

 

The HD 153.P is the ideal Three-Knife Trimmer for high performance production with a speed of 6,600 cuts per hour. It is easy to use, after input of all necessary data its set-up is automatic. Equipped with the Kolbus Copilot system, it assists the operator allowing inter-machine data exchange as well as automatic machine settings, all book block dimensions entered are double checked by the Copilot.

 

Equally installed at UPP, the simple to use fully automated PL 771 Palletiser used for palletising any volume of books or brochures at a speed of 1,800 stacks per hour.

 

For the production of flap brochures, UPP is the first in the Gulf region to have acquired the Front Cutting machine XCR 100 (max. 6,000 cycles/h), which horizontally cuts the front side of the book with the gate fold cover.

 

As Book Production Line UPP opted for the compact BF 512, which includes a book forming and pressing machine, running at 30 cycles per minute. Its processing works as following, leaving every production stage closely monitored and controlled, guaranteeing a precise and reliable process. The product is transported via the star feeder, where the pushers grips the block and pushes it into an upright position into the next station. At the rounding and backing station, a symmetrical and perfectly shaped block is formed. The subsequent steps include gluing, gauzing and head and tail applications. After which the book block passes through the casing-in station, and when aligned in the forming station, it finally goes through joint forming and form pressing.

 

For the hardcover binding of book a Kolbus casemaker DA 260 with semi-automated settings was delivered. It is quickly and easily made ready for a single operator friendly production. Equipped with a decentralised drive concept, the finished cases are automatically moved out of the machine upon malfunctions, which leads to less material waste and low downtimes. The top quality of this casemaker, running at 40 cycles/min, is ensured by its turn-in system where the cases are pressed from the head to tail to place the open flaps in upright position and 

 

through its double cylinder system at the gluing station which permits a thin and uniform glue application.

 

For its products cutting, UPP chose the PK 170 board cutter and the XKS Cloth Cutter.

 

Only rotary cutters ensure the required precision of board covers cut from board sheets. The PK 170 model operated in 2 manual operating cycles: longitudinal and cross cutting, with infinitely adjustable infeed and cutting speed and the advantage of a slip-free pull-in of the board thanks to rollers made of rubber/steel combination.

 

With the Cloth Cutter XKS, UPP will be able to choose to combine a splitting and cross cutting or only longitudinal splitting of the roll materials. Other advantages of the cloth cutting machine are:

 

-          An easy access with its movable delivery conveyor

 

-          Operator friendly thanks to its easy to open bearings for the material shafts allowing a fast material roll change

-          Short make ready time when setting the circular cutters to different web widths using a fast release and clamping device and setting gauge for the circular cutters.

-          Precision adjustable web tension regulation

 

-          A smooth material infeed and flat laying of finished blanks due to an adjustable flattening device.

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Dec 16 , 2009

Theisen & Bonitz Open House

Dec 16, 2009

On the 15th of December from 9am to 9pm, Theisen & Bonitz opened its doors at their production hall in Burscheid.

 

The following equipments were showcased:

 

A Collator tb flex B 312 VP in combination with a stitcher-folder-trimmer tb 304 QSM. The tb flex 312 VP with 12 stations, size 35x50cm, is equipped with a variable pile up to 30 cm and an integrated cover scoring device. 

‐              With a synchronization of 1:2, the collator speed reaches 4200 DIN A4 brochures per hour and by shortest path selection can be increased up to 6000 cycles per hour. With the tb 304 QSM, the minimum infeed size is of 6.5 cm spine length x 4 cm and the format change is done in 3 minutes. It has up to 6 stitching heads, a friction free knife fold and a 3 knife trimming with a fore-edge trim up to 4 cm and head and foot trim between 2-20 mm for each side.

 

‐              A Collator tb sprint B 316 VP in combination with a stitcher-folder-trimmer tb 304 QSM. The tb flex 316 VP with 16 stations, size 35x50cm, is equipped with a variable pile up to 30 cm and has a speed of 3000 DIN A 4 brochures per hour. In only 4 minutes the format can be changed from a DIN A 4 to a DIN A 6 brochure.

 

‐              A Collator tb sprint B 316 VP in combination with a stitcher-folder-trimmer tb 304 QSM and a die punching machine tb 503. Form punching with steel rules is possible for different forms within DIN A 4 format with shortest set up time.

 

A Collator tb flex B 210 VP cross for the production of brochures in DIN A 4 cross format, in combination with a stitcher-folder-trimmer tb 204 QSM. By using pile dividing walls you can work with the double number of stations, half of the format width.

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Nov, 2009

Nov 30 , 2009

Al Arz Printing Press in Beirut, Lebanon goes HiPrint with the purchase of an R704 P HiPrint

Nov 30, 2009

In June 2009, Dynagraph commissioned a four color perfecting, HiPrint R704 P to Al Arz Printing Press in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Established in 1960, the commercial printer invested in a R704 P HiPrint to renew its aged R704 and improve its productivity.

Mr. Semaan and Mr. Walid Khoury based their choice on years of experience with manroland and Dynagraph in after sales service.

 

The R700 HiPrint has many characteristics to lead a press to its success, which we all know by now, from the flexible configuration possibilities, to the perfect ink distribution, passing by the flat sheet travel, the smooth and gentle delivery and the high substrate versatility, without missing the quick and easy make ready time, a decisive factor for the printing press in question.

 

When asked to evaluate their recent investment, Al Arz are very pleased with the result and only added “A+” to describe their satisfaction.

 

Mr. Walid Khoury also confirmed having ultimately invested in a reliable after sales service offered by Dynagraph a “most professional” distributor

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Nov 15 , 2009

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Nov 15, 2009

Contrary to what we could assume, the printed newspapers are actually enjoying increasing numbers of readers worldwide with a total number of papers sold every day increased by 1.3% in 2008 to almost 540 million. Still, the printed newspaper must constantly become more attractive to reach its customers.

For the first time organized by the WAN-IFRA, created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, IFRA’s motto this year was ‘Your Roads to Success’. At the IFRA Expo 2009, held from the 12th till the 15th of October in Vienna – Austria, all future-oriented technologies, new business models and innovations to support you in determining the course of the future were demonstrated.

 

Annually more than 10,000 visitors from 85 countries attend the IFRA Expo considered principally but not exclusively for the newspaper publishers. The range of equipments and services offered is just as relevant for magazine publishers or corporate publishers.

 

This year, the focus of manroland’s presentation was on further developments of the One Touch vision for single user operation.

 

In line with One Touch, manroland has developed the new autoprint press series, which is characterized by key automation modules. One goal is to shorten makeready times. Pioneering developments for fully automated printing processes include e.g. a fully automatic plate change from manroland, APL (Automatic Plate Loading) and APL logistics (the automatic transport from the CTP system to the printing tower) that is now in operation at first customer sites.

 

Besides the makeready improvements the second biggest big goal is the entire inline control of the printing process. During print runs, the newspaper press will be controlled by Inline Control systems for ink density control, color, and cut-off register web tension and temperature. All automated functions are integrated in one workflow and one control console. manroland and ppi Media will show these functions on the basis of concrete customer applications at IFRA Expo.

 

(manroland AG)

 

Ferag presented to its visitors the StreamFold, a new system for high-quality quarterfold production in the high-speed sector. StreamFold covers a wide operating range and strengthens the role of postpress 

processing as a centre of excellence in newspaper and semi-commercial production.

 

A year ago Ferag introduced the EasySert, the all-new inserting system. The concept was met with great approval in the marketplace, and several customers in Europe and abroad have ordered installations.

 

(Ferag AG)

 

As usual also WoodWing was present at IFRA Expo. This year their focus was on “Community Publishing”, WoodWing presented innovative cross-media publishing solutions and strategies enabling publishers to manage their content, their brands and the respective communities.

To leverage a brand established as a print publication it’s no longer enough to run just a website under the same brand. Today it is essential to address all different channels like e-mail, SMS and mobile plus the full range of social media platforms like Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook. Erik Schut: “When it comes to managing and maintaining a community of a publication, making it successful and sustainable, the role of social media cannot be underestimated. Publishers do need a system integrating social media seamlessly in the multi-channel publishing environment. Our ability to natively support these new channels is unique.”

 

(WoodWing)

 

On the Fujifilm Europe stand, an FFEI’s Alinte News VN30 Ctp was running Fujifilm Brillia HD PRO-VN plates. The VN30 is specifically built and engineered for demanding newspaper production environments. With its uniquely designed optics and imaging bed, the Alinte VN30 is available in a fully automatic configuration with three variable speeds options to meet different productivity needs.

 

(FFEI)

 

Planatol introduced the new generation of its COMBIJET 9NET, which was developed among others for retrofitting on newspaper presses. Perfectly integrated, user-friendly and efficiently the optimized OPIMATIC system helps save time and costs. With the modular structure up to 5 folders can be equipped with maximum 64 applicator heads. COMBIJET 9NET provides an efficient communication with the press control desks via Ethernet. So, all product-related functions can be called up from the press control desk via a transparent system operation and process control. The automatic tank switch-over of the adhesive canisters (2 x 30 kg) or a container connection (650 kg, 1,000 kg) ensure a non-stop production. In addition, the integrated remote diagnosis function INTERMODUS provides the operators with online start help, online instructions, online error tracing, online trouble-shooting and download of software updates. Furthermore, PLANATOL produces fold-glues which are perfectly matched to the requirements concerned and which, due to their formulation, are very economic in consumption. The adhesive is smoothly applied from smallest applicator nozzles with 

openings as from 0.3 mm by means of which an optimum glued binding can be obtained.

 

(Planatol)

 

Tolerans AB introduced the SPEEDLINER 2.0, with which it has taken its proven stitching technology to the next level, and created an advanced and reliable stitching system that is even easier to maintain and operate. Tolerans also introduced the SPEEDLINER S60 Compact. The ribbon stitcher is perfect for stitching sections at full speed. Only half the size of a traditional stitcher, this machine has been specifically designed for printing plants that haven’t had enough space for a ribbon stitcher before.

 

(Tolerans AB)

 

On Manugraph‘s stand, visitors had the opportunity to collect more information on the Cityline Express with UV and the publicity of the Hiline Express, an upgraded 3 forme roller version of the already existing Hiline, both launched earlier this year.

Very popular now, the optional UV technology costs a third of conventional heatset systems and occupies very little space. Other advantages include: a print quality that equals that of hot air heatset, a lower energy use and cost, and the simplication of environmental issues with exhaust far clearer than heaset and subject to less regulation.

 

Also new, a technical extension of the Hiline, featuring 3 forme rollers and 3 oscillators (with water colling option) and spray bar dampening. This allows the ink lay on the plate to be more precise and improves dot reproduction, taking the press into the semicommercial market with a 45,000 cph maximum speed.

 

 

Other suppliers such as be Dalim Software, Eurografica and Microsoft were also present at the IFRA Expo 2009.

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Oct, 2009

Oct 29, 2009

The new MBO K765 Efficiency Automatic:

Oct 29, 2009

Need to enhance your added value? The new MBO K765 EA is ideal for printing houses with a wide variety of products and small print runs, and conventional and digital printing companies that wish to offer direct-in-house processing.

Thanks to the sophisticated MBO technology the high quality folding remains, the new MBO machine was designed from scratch combining efficiency and profitability. 

As stated in its name, the new K765 Efficiency Automatic is all about automation.

MBO automated the components that require the most frequent adjustment, saving the operator time and allowing more productivity.

 

In fact the setup times were reduced by up to 80% but not to the price of folding precision.

 

The operator will be even more at convenience with the new noise insulation that makes the K765 EA the world’s quietest folding machine in its class

For more automation, a common plug for the power supply and control functions was built in to replace the two used previously, but the new MBO K765 EA provides also automatic clearing of remaining sheets, removal of control sheets at each station, single control and box counter at deliveries etc…

 

MBO installed a new hardware and software concepts. The MBO-VARIO-CONTROL touchscreen is easy to operate and fast to set-up with its preconfigured folding types and the possibility to configure other folding variants, preventing operating errors.

 

The opening for infeed and outputs were reduced to the absolute minimum in terms of size, but its compact appearance is a trompe-l’oeil since all machine components are easily reached via separate access panels and the outlets can be opened and closed without having to move the delivery out of the way.

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Oct 26, 2009

A Cityline Express made Manugraph was installed at Kuwait United Company

Oct 26, 2009

You probably already heard of the newspapers and magazines Al Waseet, Star Magazine, Layalina, Al Hayat Newspaper, Marie Claire, Al Balad, Al Jazeera? This is only half of the publications KUC is currently printing.

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With the launch of KUC Ink. end of June 2009, KUC is aiming to set new standards in the Kuwaiti Industry to meet the desired print output in time with a higher number of colored pages.

 

The Manugraph Cityline Express offered all the prerequisits to achieve those objectives. This compact single width, single circumference web offset press provides a flexible construction of the print units, folders and reel stands and offers not only a wide variety of configuration possibilities but also of production possibilities in terms of colour impositions, pagination etc…

 

KUC’s Cityline Express with a cut off of 578mm can deliver up to 35,000 copies per hour. It consists of five 4x4 towers, one monoprint unit without unwind, two stacked mono units, three heatset webs, ten stand alone reel splicers and one fold 2:3:2 with quarter fold for ten possible webs.

 

The Cityline Express is easy to operate, it is controlled through its PLC color touch screen panel from where the operator controls each printing unit and the ink/ water balance. A counter displays net and gross copies, alarm messages as well as offers web break detections. The press is equally equipped with an ink presetting system Manucolor with CIP 4 interface for a fast and centralized ink control and with a colour control system Quatech with close loop control of ink key colors, registration control and cut-off control.

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Oct 14, 2009

Closing the loop: APL logistics with printnet OM

Oct 14, 2009

New benchmarks in workflow, networking and output management

 

Fast makeready times are becoming crucial to meeting market requirements. To save time and simultaneously provide the highest quality, many printers today are choosing the new manroland autoprint press series.

The autoprint series of printing systems from manroland are becoming fully automated step-by-step, from prepress to postpress. But what would a fully automated production system be without the right workflow system? printnet achieves homogeneous automation, networking and workflow solutions out of one platform. To enable customers to access all the advantages of a highly automated printing solution such as autoprint, together manroland and the software vendor ppi Media, a subsidiary of manroland AG, have developed the special printnet module APL sequence and output management printnet OM.

 

In the past, between prepress, meaning the CtP system, and postpress, automation has been lacking because the imaged printing plates were stored, sorted, and transported manually. At the printing units, the printer then had to load the plates. With autoprint, this is no longer necessary. Plates are delivered to the press cylinders automatically via APL logistics controlled by the software APL control. The APL robot arm then mounts the plates on the cylinder.

 

Full                       automation                       becomes                        possible

 

At this point, printnet OM enters the game: the system is an open output management system that integrates all current XML and other standard formats. Based on an automatically created workflow description, printnet OM controls all prepress systems accurately and generates a highly-automated prepress workflow that – if needed – can function without an operator. Full automation – from planning to print run – is now possible. printnet OM automates all working processes: RIP, imaging, production monitoring as well as proofing, and adjusts them to the requirements of APL.

 

In order to produce newspapers quickly and effectively, the transition of responsibility in the prepress process between the publishing house and the printing center must be clearly defined. printnet OM is used at the publishers to deliver plates for contents that have been released via proof to the printing center. There, fully-automated CtP output management is implemented according to the printing sequence and the requirements of 

APL technology which ensures the correct sequence for the automatic plate loading process. This solution saves time and money.

 

The advantages of printnet OM:

 

ƒ             Integration of production processes across production sites

 

ƒ             Optimized and flexible production processes

 

ƒ             Optimized capacity utilization

 

ƒ             Reduction of production costs and manning

 

ƒ             Increased production transparency

 

ƒ             Convenient and easy operation via a new user-interface design

 

ƒ             High investment security thanks to the possibility of retrofitting new prepress systems or other ppi products in the future

 

autoprint           customer:           Mittelbayerisches           Druckzentrum

 

One autoprint customer, the Mittelbayerisches Druckzentrum in Regensburg, Germany, has already decided to use the new printnet OM prepress workflow for its COLORMAN, XXL autoprint. Moreover, the Mittelbayerisches Druckzentrum has commissioned ppi Media to install the output management solution in the new printing center that is currently under construction. The publisher is looking for an end-to-end, uniform prepress solution. “After the fantastic experiences with page and ad production as well as with printnet OM, it was a logical decision to solve our new challenges using manroland’s and ppi media’s expertise”, said Ludwig Grüneisl, Managing Director of Mittelbayerisches Druckzentrum.

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Sep, 2009

Sep 22, 2009

Arab Printing Press invests in its post press

Sep 22, 2009

With almost 40 years in the offset printing industry, Arab Printing Press caters to the needs of the Lebanese commercial, magazine and book printing industry. Its print finished products are mainly marketed in the Middle East region.

APP recently invested in a Kallfass side sealer Universa 400, a Bush Pile Turner SE 125 and an MBO combi-folding K760 machine delivered and commissioned by Dynagraph.

 

The fully automatic side sealer Universa 400 is the answer to all your packaging requirements. With a speed of approximately 85 cycles/min the operator will be able to run the machine through the machine’s colour touchpanel and control the products by an encoder with smooth readjusting of motion times on dimension or speed changes. Even the infeed conveyor can be pulled out for a better access during threading in film. The operator will no more lose time with complicated and time consuming tuning of timers because of different product length or speeds.

 

The well-known MBO K760 with continuous feeder was also added to the press machine’s park. The combi-folding machine highlight is its high speed wheels through which the sheet transportation and stop rollers guarantee the safe transportation for higher outputs. The K760 is characterized through its compact design, short changeover and set-up times, minimized downtimes and precise folding quality

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Aug, 2009

Aug 4, 2009

Kristec ‘On Demand Book Sewing Machine’

Aug 4, 2009

Meccanotecnica has exclusively developed a compact unit designed for the finishing of books coming from a digital printing machine: the Kristec Digital printing has drawn the attention of book printers, catalogue printers thanks to the fast start-up which enables economical production of small runs.

 

Kristec is the only fold and thread sewing machine for sheets coming from digital printers available on the market. It consists of two interconnected  modules: a feeder comprising a gathering and nipping station, and a thread sewing unit. Sheetfed digital printing systems deliver books in the form of a pile of sheets printed in the correct sequence. A special suction system feeds signatures from the top of the pile into the gathering station where 2 to 8 sheets are piled up. When the preselected number of sheets has been reached, they are transferred into a nipping station and folded in half so as to form a signature open on three sides.

This signature is forwarded onto a sewer saddle, accurately squared and sewn. During sewing, book blocks are automatically separated from one to another. Thread-ends are reduced to 10mm to prevent them from sticking  out between the book block and the cover. Finished book blocks are delivered spine-up for comfortable manual unloading.

 

The new Kristec can sew sheets ranging from 210 x 320 mm (210mm lateral fold) to 350 x 500 mm) (with a 350mm lateral fold). It is equipped  with all the cutting-edge technological solutions typical of Meccanotecnica models.

With its maximum feeding speed of 160 sheets/min the new Kristec is fast enough to work with more than two digital printing units.

SignaLynx barcode reader is also available as an option. The camera system is going to decode the information included in the barcode transfer  them to the control unit of the machine for automatic programming. This allow the possibility to vary the composition of the books from one another between the same book size without any manual intervention.

Kristec is available in a stand alone configuration, or can be connected to an end-papering station so to provide an in-line solution.

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Jul, 2009

Jul 25, 2010

Al Thawrah Newspaper, Sanaa, Yemen invests in a Luxel V-8 MAL Ctp from Fujifilm

Jul 28, 2009

The V-8 MAL Ctp was handed over to the Yemen daily newspaper Al Thawrah end of last year 2008.

 

With an increase in the circulation of its daily newspaper and in order to better support its commercial print work Al Thawrah decided to operate a Fujifilm Luxel V-8 MAL Ctp.

The V-8 MAL can be configured with a 5 cassette autoloader that has a capacity of 300 plates, an automatic plate loading system allows the loading of different plate sizes.

 

The Luxel V-8 Ctp is easy to use, with its touch screen interface featuring icons and graphics for a quick and easy machine operation.

 

The Violet Photopolymer V-8 Ctp brings increased reliability and lower cost of ownership and uses highly reliable violet laser diodes that have an imaging life expectancy of 5000 hours equivalent to a 5 years standard usage. A second laser also offers redundancy, which allows the unit to operate with one laser if the other fails.

 

All Fujifilm V-8 and V-6 series are able to image the New Violet Photopolymer, the Fujifilm Brillia HD PRO-V chemistry free plates with no compromise in either quality or productivity.

Additionally a Dynastrip v.5.3.1 imposition software was installed at Al Thawrah Newspaper, which will simplify the process of creating an 8 up layout for magazines, books… It can also be set up for any specific job whether it is saddle-stitch, perfect bound or other; once created, the final job is sent to the RIP.

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Jul 22, 2009

What solution to choose from for your Cost Estimation and Production Planning?

Jul 22, 2009

Did you ever think of a tool to support the management and administration of your print business? So-called Management Information Systems (MIS) is the right term used in the Graphic Arts industry.

However, here is the catch. Enterprise Ressource Planning (ERP) is used by most firms to run their back-office functions, e.g. accounts payables, accounts receivables, general ledger, purchase order management, sales order management, payroll, ... ERP vendors include SAP, Oracle, Sage, ... and Microsoft.

 

The advantage of an ERP over an MIS solution, it is a single unified system rather than buying an MIS and a seperate accounting package. Printvis is cost estimation, production planning system that is part of an ERP solution called Dynamics NV. Printvis puts you in control of your business and allows you to have a full view of your production cycle. It provides you with the infrastructure to effectively run the key areas of your business, from financial to the shop floor management passing by the inventory control, detailed financial analysis, estimations, price quoting, business intelligence and production management.

 

Due to its flexible setup, things have been made easy for the users, even without the dealer’s programmer on the side, every press will be able to tailor the software to its needs.

By unifying all different systems under one, Printvis allows you to efficiently manage and connect all business activities, it can handle all stages in your production, from first quote until the job is printed and delivered to the end user, which will save you time and consequently money.

 

Printvis allows you to easily estimate jobs and quickly send quotes using the available templates containing all necessary price items. All calculations make use of a highly refined pricing system, making sure that company policies and special customer prices or discounts are automatically followed. In and outgoing communication are saved, all easily accessible.

 

Moreover with the ‘Case management’ function Printvis gives you an overview on all cases with the progress of the jobs and will be visible for all relevant persons at the same time.

 

On the inventory level, it helps you save money by preventing a shortage of materials and plan forecasting for future projects.

 

Printvis offers a complete cost analysis of a job for you to decide on the most effective way to create a project and so allowing you to stay competitive by creating customized individual quotes.

Even for the planning and scheduling of the production of a new order, the system can make an optimal suggestion based on time, capacity and use that will be generated, which will help you maintain an optimal staffing level and help your employees manage workload and increases their efficiency by creating customized work items.

 

Printvis is JDF (Job Definition Format) enabled, which will simplify the information exchange flow among various systems.

 

To increase your sales, you can use the integrated CRM (Customer Relationship management) System, and your employees will always have access to the latest detailed information on every contact.

 

And finally, you can grant Web access to your customers allowing them to order jobs via the internet but also the salespeople to quote when being on the road.

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Jul 21 , 2009

NEW Preventive Maintenance Program

Jul 21, 2009

Those who know Dynagraph, know its resolve to insure a proper after sales service to guarantee more up timeon its customers’equipments.

However, in the past years customer have grown ever more demanding and the utilization of manroland sheetfed offset presses in the region more severe.

 

In order to insure a reliable after sales support and preserve the reputation of its service department which counts today over 50 mechanical,electronic service engineers, Dynagraph is in the process of recruiting a larger number of service engineers to be able to serve that spike in demand.

 

Many customers however have expressed the need to go a step further and asked Dynagraph to provide them with so-called preventive maintenance or service agreements.

 

We have followed suite and took note of all theb suggestions and recommendations that were made at the time.Today together with manroland we designed service programs that meet your needs and can provide several levels of maintenance on manroland sheetfed presses.We offer 5 levels of preventive maintenance agreements Basic, Basic Plus Comfort, Comfort Plus,Supreme which include from safetycheck,inspection,ink roller strip down,periodic preventive maintenance and thermography. Those programs will allow you to run higher performance values on your respective presses, reduce the life cycle cost,increase productivity, increase the print quality, prevent down times and secure a longer life time of the equipment.

 

Dynagraph service engineers will follow clear instructions and steps offered in programs designed by manroland and more. The timing of the visits can be organized at the customer‘s convenience which offers more flexibility.Amendments can equally be made to the program to meet any particular needs Every customer has his individual service requirements.

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Jul 20, 2009

Awal Press invests in a manroland R708 HiPrint

Jul 20, 2009

In 2008 Awal Press, Bahrain moved to a new premise. Key capital investments followed to equip the new plant. A manroland R700 HiPrint five color with coater was among the machines the company purchased. Awal has been catering for Bahrain’s printing industry for the past 50 years. 

Today, Awal is considered one of the leaders in printing technology among its peers. The need for a long perfector drove Awal Press to buy a Roland 708, 8 color press with perfecting and stay loyal to manroland.

 

One of the main major reasons behind Awal’s decision to go for an R700 HiPrint long perfector is the increasing orders of ever shorter print jobs, ever shorter delivery dates and ever higher printing quality. With long perfectors print products can be delivered just in time. Long perfectors often offer more flexibility to meet shorter delivery times and broader portfolio of print products.

 

On the other hand, everyone is aware of manroland key features which make its long perfectors and the R700 HiPrint equal a jewel in printing. The R708 HiPrint P offers a perfect ink distribution through an optimal number of rollers that ensures an even balance between the storage capacity and a fast reaction. The modern principle of double-diameter impression cylinders and transferters provite gentle sheet travel. While the AirGlide delivery produces perfectly even stacks thanks to a particularly flat sheet ascent and long sheet stabilization path.

 

No streaking or no ghosting, but only pin-sharp halftones, precise and constant tone value reproduction, excellent register and rich solids are achieved.

 

 

For more information on manroland AG and its product range please contact your local Dynagraph partner.

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Jun, 2009

Jun 15, 2009

Two MBO E-K760 installed at Dar El Komati

Jun 15, 2009

Earlier this year, two MBO machines were installed at Dar El Komati Printing & Publishing, Beirut, Lebanon. Established in 1967, the Book printer choose Dynagraph to supply him with two E-K760 fitted with pile feeder and stream deliveries.

Dar El Komati no longer faces any trouble with the quality of 32 pages signatures that is essential for the production of perfect bound books. However, both units will deliver shorter changeover time and eliminate downtimes.

 

All quick setting elements of the K760 Efficiency are placed on one level,which makes handling efficient and comfortable. But apart from this unique feature, there are many little MBO advantages ensuring that the folding process is optimal.


The swing-up smoother bars that allows the easy removal of paper or the option to adjust during production the sheet feeders of the cross and three fold areas outside the closed hood or the absolute highlight of the equipment, its high speed wheels for a safe sheet transportation for higher outputs.

 

The equipment of the K760 is perfectly adjusted to the requirements of standard jobs. It delivers the precise results that are typical for MBO. TheK760 can be easily operated and thanks to its compact dimensions it can also be conveniently installed when space is restricted. With a working width of 76 cm, the smooth, frequency controlled three- phase current drive and maximum outputs of 180 m/min, the combi-folding machine covers all relevant folding processes.

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Jun 4, 2009

The newcomer to the Meccanotecnica family of sewing machines

Jun 4, 2009

The new aster EL is a cheaper more efficient and effective entry level sewing machine

The new aster EL, automatic book sewing machine by Meccanotecnica,was launched during a world premiere on the Dynagraph stand at the Gulf Print 2009

It was one of the highlights of the event and attracted many visitors. Meccanotecnica representatives demonstrated live the different features of the yellow colored book sewing machine.Even  though  the  aster  EL  features  a  compact  design  it  offers  top technology, same as on large models of the Aster range. It has a mechanical speed of 9,000 cycles per hour and the signatures size ranges from 75 x 150 mm to 320 x 420 mm.

 

All machine functions can be controlled from its 6” colour touch-screen panel by Siemens, meanwhile the operation and access to the machine can be easily followed through its one front cover;  the large capacity infeed hopper enables comfortable loading with both hands, where the loading and unloading station are just 1 meter apart.Short sewing and hook needles are easy to insert in the holes made by the punch needles along the signatures spine, which guarantees maximum sewing quality. Book blocks are forwarded on a large, easy to access delivery.

 

For maximum opening versatility, the opening head features 2 top and 2 bottom  programmable  vacuum  openers  and  a  built-in  lap opener,  a programmable device for mechanical opening of signatures with high and low folio lap anywhere in the book, is particularly helpful with come-and-go signatures.

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Apr, 2009

Apr 21, 2009

Dynagraph at the Gulf Print 2009

Apr 21, 2009

The Gulf Print 2009 exhibition has once again confirmed itself as the largest Graphic Arts exhibition in the Middle East and Africa region. Overall, 230 exhibitors took part in the Gulf Print and 285 in the Gulf Pack. In comparison to 2007 the number of Visitors increased by 2% while that of exhibitors by 8% according to the official organizers fairs and exhibitions

During the four days exhibition visitors from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates flocked to Dynagraph’s stand. Over 40 partner representatives were present and around 20 Dynagraph sales and service staff from the local operation as well as visiting colleagues from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait.

 

For four days the economical climate felt like a distant memory.

 

The new Xerox, Dynagraph partnership was at the highlight of the event and customers largely embraced the new orientation under the title “connect with opportunity”, “connect between digital and offset”.

 

The closed deals on xerox equipments during the Gulf print 09 by Dynagraph emphasized the success of this partnership.

 

This year’s event similarly showed Dynagraph under its new branding displaying a stronger determination to stay ahead in an ever changing graphic arts industry.

 

The Gulf Print was the occasion for Dynagraph and manroland to introduce the Roland 50 to the Middle East market.

 

The event was used to release for sale the Fujifilm Brillia PRO-V Violet and the PRO-T Thermal chemistry free plates.

 

The aster EL book sewing machine by Meccanotecnica (the leading book sewing machine manufacturer) made its world debut. This unit will place the sewing process at the reach of small to medium size printers.

 

The Autobond model Mini 76 TH thermal laminator gathered its share of attention during the event.

An MBO combi-folding machine K760-4 SKTL was in operation fitted with a Techni-Fold made creasing tool which allows the elimination of any cracking problems when folding different types of stocks.

 

Most of the equipments during the show were sold to customers in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

 

Finally, as two years earlier vendors such as FERAG, Lamina Systems, DuPont, Manugraph, Kolbus, Sigloch, Hoecker-Polytechnic, Edelmann, W+D renewed their commitment to the market with their presence.

 

Software solutions attracted some greater interest as opposed to 2007, Dynagraph collected a larger number of inquiries in relation to Woodwing, XMF workflow, Dalim, Printvis.

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Mar, 2009

Mar 23, 2009

A Cyrel 3000 Line and a Renzmann distillation unit commissioned at Unipak in Lebanon

Mar 23, 2009

Established in 1965, Unipak is a member of INDEVCO Paper Containers. Today INDEVCO Group counts over 50 companies worldwide. Thirty one manufacturing plants produce paper and plastic flexible packaging, corrugated boxes, cartons and displays, jumbo tissue rolls, and disposable consumer products for household and away-from-home use. 

Twenty one commercial companies operate in an array of business sectors, including hospitality, real estate development, and contracting. Some offer support services to sister company manufacturing plants. INDEVCO Group companies are located in Cyprus, Egypt, England (UK), France, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Ukraine, and the USA.

 

With a continuous drive to increase their production capacity, Unipak invested in a new flexible packaging flexo press and confirmed the order for a Cyrel 3000 Line and a Renzmann distillation unit from DuPont and Renzmann through Dynagraph.

 

Dupont Packaging Graphics is the leadings supplier of Cyrel® flexographic printing plates to the packaging industry in analog and digital formats.

 

The DuPont Cyrel 3000 D (Dryer) offers the highest standards in quality photopolymer plates drying technology and is capable of drying plates up to a nominal format of 132x203cm while it offers 5 dryer drawers.

 

The Cyrel 3000 D comes with five programmable timers with a choice of time ranging from 0 to 99 minutes and 59 seconds, while the time countdown is second by second. With the DuPont Cyrel 3000 D you get an even drying temperature and consistent airflow.

 

The DuPont Cyrel 3000 E TL (Exposure) is a flat exposure unit designed for producing large size Cyrel flexographic printing plates. The maximum useful area is 1320x2032mm. The automatic and servo assisted parallel lifting of the exposure lid allows easy and convenient access to the exposure bed from all four sides of the equipment. This 360° access simplifies cleaning and adjusting of negatives and increases efficiency.

 

The exposure unit also features programmable time settings which can be stored in the channels of the computer control board.

 

The printing plate is produced by exposure of the plate under UV-A lamps at high intensity (main and back exposures). The main exposure is performed with 44 UV-A fluorescent tubes with built-in reflectors while the 

back exposure is performed with 46 UV-A fluorescent tubes with built-in reflectors.

 

The DuPont Cyrel 3000 P is capable of processing the highest quality photopolymer plates up to a nominal format of 132x200cm. The unit offers an innovative wash out concept consisting of six flat brushes transverse to each other and contra-rotating round brushes wash out the non-polymerised (non-exposed) parts of the plate. The solvent reaches the brushes directly via brush holders and bore holes.

 

High dot resolution, excellent line definition, deep reverses and clean floor are achieved to meet the highest flexo standard irrespective of whether thick, thin, narrow or large plates are being washed.

 

Constants processing conditions and reduced solvent consumption are warranted by the replenishment system. In fact, solvent replenishment is done only when needed. The integration with new solvent is controlled by a viscometer, which is constantly monitoring the solvent saturation during the entire process.

 

Removal of solvent and final cleaning of the plate takes place through contra-rotating round brushes moistened with fresh solvent.

 

The unit is operated and controlled through a large intuitive color touch screen panel.

 

The computer control board may store up to 21 different wash-out plate programs where all the individual processing parameter can be customized to reach excellent wash-out quality that can be consistently repeated from plate to plate.

 

Finally, D.W.Renzmann is a market leader in manufacturing cleaning and solvent recovery systems for the graphic arts industry.

 

Since protecting the environment is a an integral part of its corporate culture, Unipak choose the D.W.Renzmann unit type ROTO-140 to help their Reprocenter recycle the contaminated Perchloroethylene-Butanol chemical required in the processing of the DuPont Cyrel flexo plates.

 

D.W.Renzmann distillation unit recovers contaminated solvents and washing agents through batch distillation. The material to be distilled is filled into the distillation vessel in batch quantities or continuously. A rotating scraper system permanently cleans the heat transfer surfaces, thus it is possible to distil even highly contaminated solvents and waste inks, to reduce the residue to a large extent, and to discharge it automatically.

 

The distillate is as effective as new solvent and can be reintroduced into the solvent circuit of the cleaning system.

 

This contribution to a healthy environment is also interesting for economic reasons attributed to a high return on investment.

 

All distillation units can be combined with a washing machine and an appropriate washing agent supply system to form a closed circuit. The unit distils solvents with a high concentration of solids. The heating surfaces 

are permanently cleaned by a rotating scraper system, no manual cleaning required. Once the residue has cooled, it is pasty or solid. It recovers contaminated solvents and washing agents. The distillated solvent is as effective as new solvent.

 

Following the commissioning of all equipments by Dynagraph, Unipak’s personnel emphasized once more their commitment to a healthy environment and replaced their consumption of Perchloroethylene-Butanol taken at INDEVCO for a more environmental friendly type of developer called Flexosol and supplied by DuPont Cyrel.

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Feb, 2009

Feb 25, 2009

Dynagraph at the Gulf Print 2009

Feb 25, 2009

Following a successful Drupa 2008, which was meet with record sales results for Dynagraph, stands the Gulf Print as the next crucial graphic arts event for the year 2009.

Key players in the region’s industry will meet between the 6th and the 9th of April 09 at the Airport Expo in Dubai to demonstrate their latest products.

 

Dynagraph is once again well positioned with new strategic alliances and partnerships with leading vendors in the industry. Noteworthy is the new orientation under the heading “connect with opportunity” where Dynagraph meets xerox, Offset meets Digital under a value added reseller agreement for the United Arab Emirates.

 

This year’s event is equally marked by the change in Dynagraph’s logo to help it translate its core values, aspirations and a new orientation into a stronger brand identity.

 

During this year’s Gulf Print event a record number of partners will be sharing Dynagraph’s exhibition floor with over 300sqm, stand no. E430.

 

Dynagraph will showcase a series of hardware as well as software solutions that perfectly integrate in an offset and digital environment in connection with xerox’s range of production equipments.

 

The manroland 50 will make its debut at the Gulf Print for the Middle East region. The Roland50 the first manroland 36/52 format offset press winner of the German printing industry innovation awards first demonstrated during the Drupa in 2008 can run from 0.04 millimetres light-weight papers as well as boards up to a thickness of 0.8 millimetres. The Roland50 insures a mark-free sheet travel and thus excellent printing quality; it is equipped with a double-size printing cylinder and transferter, particularly important for thicker substrates. The Roland 50 ensures stability and precision through its cast side frames and offers the press officer, ease of use of the press and a simple operation through its PressPilot.

 

In prepress, the focus will be the release of the Brillia PRO-V Violet chemistry free plates in the region. The new semi-automatic Fujifilm Luxel V-8 platesetter with inline punch on display will be able to run Violet Photopolymer plates as well as the new PRO-V Violet 

chemistry free plates. The V-8 is an internal drum platesetter that can produce 32 B1 photopolymer plates per hour at 2,400dpi. It includes a landscaped and portrait plate loading for maximum printing press support, a violet imaging for ease-of-plate handling and lower cost of ownership, eight multiple resolutions supported from 1200 to 3657-dpi and supports line screens up to 200-lpi.

 

In post press, a ZU 804 Kolbus gathering unit will be showcased. The ZU 804 is equipped with the opto-electronic section detection system and ATC automatic section thickness control which ensures a smooth production. In addition to an automatic loading and unloading of the machine, the cascade control also enables a reject discharge to be used. Separation is performed using the drum principle. All operating elements are easily accessible in the gantry frame.

 

A showboard from Sigloch will also be available to demonstrate “How to make a book?” Printed sheet, folded signatures, gathered block, sewn block, glued/lined, trimmed block card board, cloth material cover, stamped cover, cased-in book...., all samples and materials such as threads,

 

headbands, stamping foil... are mounted on this board to offer a clear understanding of the hardcover process.

 

A laminating machine made Autobond model Mini 76 TH will also be demonstrated. With a maximum speed of 60 meters per minute, the thermal laminator can handle sheets of size up to 76x102cm and 90 gsm to 650 gsm in weight. The laminator is of heavy-duty construction that uses 25 mm steel side plates with 150 x 75 mm steel support beams. The roll of film is mounted on a quick-change airshaft and has a trim slitter and perforating mechanism. The rollers are heated with a sophisticated Swiss made temperature control unit.

 

An MBO combi-folding machine K760-4 SKTL will equally be in operation with a maximum format size of 76x108cm. The “all-in-one” principle enables a flexible use, reduced set-up times, a minimal downtime and an accurate folding quality.

 

Last but not least another highlight of the 4 days exhibition will make its debut during the Gulf Print 09. Meccanotecnica the leading book sewing machine manufacturer will release in a world premiere the aster EL book sewing machine.

 

Finally, vendors such as FERAG, Lamina Systems, DuPont, Manugraph, HELL, Hoecker Polytechnic, Edelmann, W+D will equally be present during the show.

 

Manugraph India Ltd. is the largest coldest and heatset web offset press manufacturer in India, as well as the world’s largest single width press manufacturer.

DuPont de Nemours Gmbh DuPont Packaging Graphics is a leading supplier of Cyrel® flexographic printing plates to the packaging industry in analog and digital formats, and currently offers a most widely known dry flexo platemaking system for use in an all-digital workflow, Cyrel® FAST.

 

FERAG AG is the leading designer and implementator of post-press processing solutions for newspapers, magazines and illustrated printing materials.

Winkler + Dunnebier AG a partner to the Graphic Arts and Paper Processing Industries, its range of products include in register material feeding, in-line and integrative solutions for rotary-based cutting and folding processes.

 

Edelmann Graphics Gmbh one of the leading manufacturers of narrow web offset and flexo machines for the production of mailings, commercial printing, self-adhesive labels, flexible packaging, newspaper cold set and forms.

 

Lamina System AB is the world leading supplier of sheet to sheet laminating/mounting and gluing machines.

 

Hoecker Polytechnik is a leading manufacturer of vacuum systems, pneumatic waste extraction systems and briquetting presses. It counts a record 40,000 systems - a convincing testimony of our expertise and creativity.

 

HELL offers a wide range of products in its core areas of expertise, packaging and publication gravure and flexographic printing.

 

A range of software solutions will equally be demonstrated including Woodwing, XMF workflow, Dalim, Printvis.

 

PrintVis from Novavision is a comprehensive standard ERP/MIS solution for the printing industry built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Microsoft Navision). PrintVis will fulfil the most advanced needs for all the task and processes in the administration and production of prepress, press and postpress. It is modular and can be adapted to the customer specific needs. PrintVis is fully JDF enabled and integrates to all JDF enabled and compatible products and systems. Novavision Software a/s is a Microsoft Gold Certified Vertical Partner and one of the leading developers of Management Information Systems for the Graphic Arts Industry.

 

Woodwing is a fully integrated solution for the publishing industry. It supports every editorial step from planning, gathering, creating, selecting, editing, and producing up to final publishing. A powerful page-planning integration allows smooth interaction with the advertising workflow. Web publishing, archiving, wire feed and digital asset management systems integration provides publishers a convenient fully integrated and practical one stop solution.

 

XMF from Fujifilm is the revolutionary new production workflow solution. It has been designed from the ground up to maximize the benefits of the latest generation of print production technologies including “Adobe PDF Print Engine” APPE and incorporates Fujifilm's benchmark colour management, imposition and image processing engines.

DALiM is a fully-automated premedia job processing system, designed to streamline the creation of a wide variety of file types as well as automate internal production workflow processes. DALiM is used by companies in fields such as publishing, advertising, catalogues, premedia and all types of printing including digital print, gravure, web and sheet-fed offset.

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Feb 19, 2009

Joint Venture in Gravure

Feb 19, 2009

The leading manufacturers of  gravure  cylinder  making equipment join forces. 

Peter Daetwyler, owner of the MDC Max Daetwyler Group und Max Rid owner of the companies Hell Gravure Systems, K. Walter, and Bauer Logistik unite their activities in developing, manufacturing,selling,after sales, and service of gravure cylinder making equipment.

By unifying their enterprises they will now be able to offer the full spectrum of technologies as seamlessly integrated systems, which will enhance the competitiveness of the gravure process. The joint venture will be effective January 1, 2009.

Max Rid and Peter Daetwyler have founded a new corporation with the name Heliograph Holding GmbH for this purpose. From now on this holding company will be home to the newly founded Daetwyler Graphics as well as the corporations Hell Gravure Systems, K.Walter, Bauer Logistik, Schepers, Daetwyler R&D Dayton and  their  world wide daughter companies. Within the new holding structure these daughter  companies  will continue  to distribute  Daetwyler  doctor blades and diamonds.


Max Rid will head Heliograph Holding as Chief Executive Officer. Additional officers of the holding corporation will be the CEOs of Daetwyler Graphics, Hell Gravure Systems, and K. Walter.

 

A group of independent brands with a complete product line

 

The new Daetwyler Graphics AG in Bleienbach, Switzerland, will continue MDC Daetwyler AG´s business of developing, manufacturing, selling and servicing gravure cylinder making equipment.

 

The companies joined together inside Heliograph Holding will offer their products under their own names and their individual brands. The distribution channels including daughter companies and independent representatives will be united.

 

In the future, customers will be able to choose between electromechanical and laser based engraving technologies of Daetwyler, Hell Gravure Systems, and Schepers from one single source. These products can be combined with plating and automation technology from K.Walter, surface 

finishing technology from Daetwyler Graphics, and storage and transportation technology from Bauer Logistik into completely integrated systems.

 

Daetwyler SwissTec with its international manufacturing plants for doctor blades located in Switzerland, USA, China, and India, as well as the Industrial Manufacturing Branch of MDC Max Daetwyler AG with its Swiss sites in Bleienbach and Ursenbach as well as its site in Estonia will not be transferred into Heliograph Holding. They will continue to be lead independently by Peter Daetwyler.

 

(HELL Gravure Systems GmbH)



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Jan, 2009

Jan 26, 2009

Main Echo upgrades its prepress workflow with printnet OM

Jan 26, 2009

Optimized processes through automated output management, ink reduction and bitmap version comparison

Verlag und Druckerei Main-Echo in Aschaffenburg/Germany, publishers of the Main-Echo, is to upgrade its ppi workflow, which was successfully installed a number of years ago, to include newspaper printing. The publishing company has therefore commissioned the manroland subsidiary ppi Media to install its output management system printnet OM.

 

The aim is to create a uniform, end-to-end prepress workflow and automate and optimize RIP, merge, imaging, production tracking and proofing on a long-term basis. ppi’s ProofStation will provide an enhanced function for comparing bitmap versions, so significant plate savings can be achieved. Further rationalization potential is provided by ppi’s new product InkReduction, which significantly reduces ink consumption without a loss of quality. Apart from streamlining its prepress workflow, the Main Echo is also to change the production workflow at its publishing house by introducing a new web.red editorial system. In conjunction with this, ppi Media will change its existing PostScript-based page assembly to a native PDF workflow.

 

Central tracking of the production workflow

 

By commissioning ppi Media, Main-Echo is backing workflow suppliers who offer an end-to-end workflow concept for publishing and printing. By introducing the printnet output management system, plate production can take over seamlessly from the publishing workflow and be operated and monitored from a central location. In conjunction with ProofStation and ppi’s new ink reduction solution, a significant increase in production security and efficiency will be achieved.

 

About Main-Echo

 

The Main-Echo publishing company is the information hub for the Lower Main region. A quarter of a million people in the Main area read its independent daily, the Main-Echo. Eight editions – which include the Bote vom Untermain, Lohrer Echo and Wertheimer Zeitung – guarantee up-to-date, factual news. Its online service Main-Netz and other print products with a regional focus support the newspaper. The headquarters and print site of this medium-sized family business with approx. 300 employees are located in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

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Jan 19, 2009

Hunkeler innovation days 2009

Jan 19, 2009

In 2009 it will be time again for all the leading names in the paper processing industry to meet in Lucerne to demonstrate their digital printing system solutions.

Various automated solutions will be on display, over 25 production systems with real workflow - whether inline, nearline or offline will demonstrate leading technologies and intelligent detailed solutions, from classic roll printing to the finished end product.

 

The innovation days 2009 will be held at the Allmend Lucerne Trade Fair Site in Switzerland between the 16-19 February 09. New this year is that the 60 exhibitors will have two expo halls at their disposal. Overall the exhibitor space increased from 5,000 to 9,000 square meters. You can expect European and World Premieres, leading producers of digital printing systems will display their latest products. Xerox will demonstrate two lines the Xerox 1300 and the Xerox 490-CF. Finishing systems, software developers and specialists for consumables and finishing

 

material                        will                        also                       be                        present.

 

Xerox will be looking forward to seeing you and discuss your application requirements in details. Here some of the highlights:

 

Xerox Combination line for either roll-roll or roll-sheet production on the Xerox 1300

Proven production line for recto-verso monochrome printing in book production, in computer center applications and in the production of single sheet mailers. Inline processing from roll to stack in 2-up via the CS6-I cutting module, SE6 offset module and LS6 stacking module, or direct onto the roll for processing on the Variweb.

 

Xerox Combination line either for roll-roll or roll-sheet production on the Xerox 490-CF

Production line for single-side four-color printing in computer center applications (transactional/transpromotional) and in direct-mail production. Inline processing off the roll to the stack in 2-up via CS6-II cutting module, SE6 offset module and LS6 stacking module, or direct onto the roll with the RW6 rewind module.

A list of applications has been designed to run on the X490 Color: the Swiss TransPromo (Sx TP with monochrome data pre printed on the back), the CF lables printing (personalized adhesive labels in simplex), the best color sample collection of high quality samples. The mono TP, nice quality and response rate even in monochrome will be run on the X1300. Equally, 1200 dpi books will be printed on the X1300, a manual, pharma instructions as well as pharma packaging.

 

An offdset carbonless rental car form, self mailer business ID card, 7 mil docucard will be printed on the X650.

 

For more information on the event or else please contact Mr. Said Rimi, Digital Printing Systems Division, Dynagraph for Printing Industry LLC, Dubai, UAE srimi@dynagraph.net or on (04) 34 777 24.

 

We highly encourage you to take part in the event and kindly ask you to post your registration online www.innovationdays.hunkeler.ch .

 

We hope to see you there.

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Jan 8, 2009

An Aster 220SA delivered to Express International

Jan 8, 2009

For a hardcover book binder a high end Kolbus book production line can offer better results when book blocks are perfectly sewn.

In 2006, Meccanotecnica launched the Aster 180C, that incorporates a new modern design and compact high performance unit, sturdy construction and reliable devices, to even better suit the needs of every binder. This was Express International’s first investment in a brand new sewing machine made by Meccanotecnica. This unit offers most features found on larger models and is the most compact sewing machine available on the market.

With the experience made on the earlier model Express International then decided to purchase an Aster 220SA with a top speed of 220 cycles per minute. The secret of this unit lies in its drive system – all movements of the Aster 220SA are controlled by cam shafts running in three sealed oil-filled compartments thus ensure high mechanical speed, reduces vibrations and long cam lifetime without maintenance.

 

The Aster 220SA is the fastest and the most automated sewing machine on the market, an ideal solution both for long and short run production; it sets a new standard for performance, build quality and ease of use.

 

The Aster 220SA has a top mechanical speed of 220 cycles/min, a result of new motorization, the use of individual components made of new carbon fibre materials and, especially the three cam boxes. All movements of the Headop feeder, the sewer saddle and the sewing unit are controlled by those three cam boxes, which reduces vibrations and noise and do not require maintenance.

 

It features an advanced Siemens PLC complemented by a 12” user-friendly touch screen color display, providing:

 

  • Quick and easy programming without having to stop the machine

 

  • Storing of up to 30 different sewing programs that can be recalled during production

 

  • Displaying of production data, machine speed and alarm messages

 

  • Automatic variation of the machine speed in case of books with complex signatures.

 

  • Automatic set-up at each job with automatic size change

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Jan 7, 2009

A DA270 is commissioned at Express International

Jan 7, 2009

The Lebanese based company Express International was founded in 1972. What started as a commercial print house soon developed into one of the leading corporate diary manufacturers worldwide.

Three years ago Express International bought a book production line, a BF 527 and a FE 604, for the production of perfect bound book blocks.

 

This year Express International chose to acquire a DA270 case maker with a capacity of 16 covers/minute, an ideal combination to its existing book production line which runs at 60 cycles/min. Important innovations have been taken into account by Kolbus in its design, placing particular emphasis on the operator.

The machine distinguishes itself particularly in that all feeders can be easily accessed ergonomically, and that they can be loaded with large quantities, even that the new technology of the cloth feeder permits non-stop loading during the production process. This results in simple, fast and comfortable operation and is the best working condition to enhance output quality, additionally to the double-cylinder system of the gluing station enabling an extremely thin, very uniform glue application.

For a reduction of downtimes and material waste, the DA 270 is equipped with a decentralized drive concept; in the event of a malfunction, the finished cases are automatically moved out of the machine.

 

The finishing step to the case lends the book its individual and particular appearance. Here, Express International places at the client’s disposal an unlimited choice of materials, colors and sizes to help create one’s own diary. Even more, by personalizing the diaries, they can act as an effective reminder of a company’s corporate image and leave a lasting impact on the recipient. This is only possible with the PE 312 of Kolbus.

The PE 312 covers the entire range of cloth materials used for cases, including leather type material, fabric, plastic films and other materials for blind, relief or foil blocking.

To reduce make-ready time, the embossing table station consists of two base plates including separate register guides, one base plate with register guides is outside of the machine to be set up while production of the previous jobs are running. With the same purpose, but also to save material, the PE 312 can process simultaneously maximum three different color foils.

 

For an improved quality, the PE312 has been equipped of a motorized embossing head adjustment determining the pressure through four threaded spindles.

To prevent malfunctions during production and possible damage to the blocks, material flow and vacuum are electronically monitored; in the event of a malfunction, the machine comes to a halt within one cycle.

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Dec, 2008

Dec 20 , 2008

Theisen & Bonitz Open-House 29 to 31 January 2009

Dec 20, 2008

In January 2009 Theisen & Bonitz invites all customers and interested parties to its Open-House in Burscheid. Under the title „Innovations 2009“ the Finishing-Professionals will introduce their brand new collators of the tb flex line.

Faster in small Sizes

 

The new tb flex machines stand out due to the considerable increase in speed with small sizes. Especially big sized machines will profit by that. The present tb flex, which was manufactured for the brochure production in DIN A4 cross, had to be limited to a speed of 2600 c/h depending on the size and that limitation was always necessary.

Such a tb flex of the new generation can run with the production of a normal A4 brochure as usual with the speed of 3200 c/h and with A5 surely 4000 c/h - and that even with a synchronisation 1:1.

 

Collating and Grooving in one Work Process

 

Many customers groove the covers before collating. With the new tb flex that is no more necessary for it has an integrated Cover-Groove-Unit. Therefore grooving before collating can be dropped completely.

Besides the new tb flex line the Burscheider show their total range in action. So also the new at DRUPA introduced tb 304 with automatic format adjustment can be intensively tested.

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Dec 17 , 2008

One tb sprint B310 HP delivered to Bassile Frères

Dec 17, 2008

Established in 1952, the Lebanese manufacturer and distributor of stationery and office supplies Bassile Frères chose the Allround Theisen & Bonitz tb sprint B310 HP to meet his needs.

 

The tb sprint collator, also known as the Allround-Machine, enables the run of the whole material spectrum from flimsy paper to cartonboard. With its scale transport technique, the paper is pushed cycle by cycle and aligned left, headside edge.

The tb sprint is equipped of up to 16 individually adjustable suckers at each station for an optimal suction and required is only a short set-up time for the suckers and blowers and safe paper transport to guarantee a fast order turnaround. An Excellent separation of the sheets by controlled blast and separating air is provided through up to 10 blower towers at each station which can be switched on individually. Also part of the important functions are paper separators, an exact paper transport by magnet angles on the scale transport table, a torsion free sucker and blower drive for precise controlling conditions at each station and single valves for suction and blast air that guarantees always an exact and similar conditions for blowing and deposit at each station.

 

But the tb sprint is not limited to the above functions, the standard equipment includes even more as below listed:

 

-                 Missed sheet detector infrared each station with cover control.

 

-                Double sheet detector electromechanical at the delivery, motor adjustable

-                 Paper jam detector for transport table

 

-                 Lighting of transport table.

 

-                 Hand feeding station right

 

-                Delivery jogger for normal and criss-cross delivery, jogging power infinitely adjustable

-                 Total and pre-selection batch counter.

 

-                 Infinitely variable digital speed display

 

-                 Electric and pneumatic inter-section for connecting machines

 

-                 B2-machines with 2 sucker bars each station

 

-                 Pressure vacuum pumps in sound-proof hood within the machine

 

-                 CE safety sign.

 

-                Safety hoods for optimal protection and draught free paper transport

 

Besides the various available formats and the 4 up to 42 stations (format depending), also at the manufacturer’s choice are the piles. Theisen & Bonitz offers three-pile variants, from flat pile to the High pile passing by the variable pile, all three are optimal to be adapted to the production process.

The Flat pile, pile up to 5cm height, is easy to operate and needs short set-up time with its magnet shops and generates a non-stop operation. The Variable pile, up to 30cm pile height, has magnetic and adjustable piling stops; each station is automatically adjustable to an optimal level. With both versions the material can be loaded during machine run.

The High pile, up to 65cm height, provides a speedy and efficient operation where high pile loading equals to high volume production. It has a central feeding and piling mechanism with interim stop ergonomic favorable feeding and the pile level is automatically adjusted and kept to an optimal sheet removing height.

 

This is without mentioning all the optional extras available for all demands and the possible operational combinations. In fact, the tb sprint can be connected with the stitcher-folder-trimmer by a jogger bridge, with a short set up the manufacturer can pass from collating to brochure finishing.

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Dec 9 , 2008

Leading the Way in Alcohol-Free Printing

Dec 9, 2008

manroland and rlc | packaging group opt for IPA-free printing

 

How printers can use alcohol-free printing to boost their quality and efficiency and at the same time produce in an environment-conserving way is shown by the rlc | packaging group with its Leunisman factory together with the manroland company at the symposium on IPA-free printing conducted by the Forschungsgemeinschaft Druck (print research community) on November 11, 2008 in Osnabrück, Germany.

Alcohol-free printing offers printers far more than environmentally compatible production. In addition to saving a company several tons of IPA additives, eliminating IPA makes it possible to standardize pressroom machinery for consistent quality and high production efficiency.

 

In 2008, the 630-staff company in its Hannover-based Leunisman plant started to produce high-quality packaging for brand advertisers of the body care and cosmetics industry totally without the use of alcohol. And doing so to high-quality standards. Because the plant produces packaging not only in conventional printing but also by UV process, printing on different substrates like paper, board, plastic and foil. Besides process colors, special colors are frequently used. From 1996 to 2003, Leunisman reduced its IPA consumption from 16 to 7 percent by converting its presses via individual manroland equipment packages.

 

With new presses and new measuring technology as well as personnel training, Leunisman has since achieved alcohol-free production throughout. Converting a printing company to IPA-free production takes time and depends on good partnership with customers and service providers. manroland supported Leunisman in its changeover with groundbreaking equipment packages such as rollers in the dampening unit, modern measuring technology for the circulation of fountain solution, and with certified printcom products.

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Dec 4 , 2008

LITHOMAN and ROTOMAN Start Up at PPK

Dec 4, 2008

manroland is technical general contractor in Russia

 

The Premier Polygraphic Kombinat (PPK) has opened Russia’s most modern printing center. In the course of the opening ceremony a second LITHOMAN and ROTOMAN were put into production. This leading Russian printing concern now has eight manroland presses. In addition, the press manufacturer was the technical general contractor for building the new printing facility in Moscow.

PPK and manroland have enjoyed a successful business partnership for many years. PPK’s machine park now boasts two each LITHOMAN, ROTOMAN and UNISET-Hybrid web offset presses plus two ROLAND 700 sheetfed presses. This proven partnership was the reason why PPK placed its trust in manroland as technical general contractor for the new printing plant. manroland was responsible for supplying the entire printing equipment – from prepress through to finishing. Dr. Frank Tietsche, Regional Sales Manager Web Presses at manroland, stresses the significance of the order: “The PPK project is one of the most important in our history, especially because of the system character of the first stage where we not only delivered all the production equipment but also supported PPK with project implementation and planning. The experience gained by helping to shape the most modern printing center in Russia is of inestimable value to manroland. A world class object has been created here.”

 

Ongoing top-level cooperation

 

Another decisive factor for engaging manroland as technical general contractor was the company’s involvement in PrintCity, a strategic alliance that unites the international expertise of independent companies in the printing and media industry. PPK General Director Alexander N. Fokin: “The PrintCity concept was presented at drupa 2000 and, as the PPK project was getting started in 2002 and 2003, we were very impressed by this alliance. manroland has an open mind regarding the selection of sub-suppliers for prepress and postpress equipment. This flexibility was very important for us. In the end, the PrintCity concept had a considerable influence on the course of the entire project.” Also after the plant has started up, the cooperation between PPK and manroland is to continue with service, process optimization, and joint marketing activities.

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Dec 2 , 2008

Book production line for photo books as well as medium-sized run length

Dec 2, 2008

PRINT FINISHING. The Kolbus book production line model BF 512 has a proven track record in production. With its capacity of up to 30 cycles/min. it is very suitable for companies with medium-sized run length requirements. Deutscher Drucker visited three companies who use this technology for various products.

When it comes to using a book production line of the calibre of the BF 512 from Kolbus GmbH, one initially thinks of commercial book binderies that process average-size editions. Practical experience has shown the wide application possibilities of this means of production in three different companies.

 

PHOTO BOOK PRODUCTION.

 

Cewe Color AG & Co. OHG (Oldenburg, Germany) is Europe's largest photo finisher. 2005 marked the entrance into the digitally printed photo book market. This market segment has shown very quickly a very positive development for this service provider. The company offers a variety of designs from which to choose - from the brochure to the most sophisticated hardcover book. Rapidly increasing demand led to the decision to organise the hardcover production of photo books on a commercial scale. It was necessary to optimise personnel productivity and use of space. The company chose the Kolbus book production line model BF 512 based on a market analysis. This machine has been in operation since the beginning of 2007: It is notable that 859,000 Cewe photo books were produced in the first half of 2008. Managing Director Dr. Michael Fries comments on this development: "On the one hand we decided to go with the BF 512 because of the performance data and the compact design of the machine. But even more important was the reliability of the system in terms of quality, because in photo book production you always have to print from the first edition, where you cannot plan any compensation. The incoming photo book orders are sorted by size and thickness and produced in batches starting with the smallest format. Nevertheless, this still requires between 50 and 100 change-over per day, each being less than five minutes. For single edition production it is imperative that the correct book case is always bound together with the correct contents (barcode control). The book cases are produced on the Kolbus DA 260 casemaker.

INTEGRALIS

 

The Integralis Industriebuchbinderei, Lettershop und Fulfillment GmbH of Hanover, Germany (Commercial Book Bindery) was strictly a brochure manufacturer, but has supplemented its range of services with its entrance into hardcover production. Managing Director and bookbinder Frank Volland explains: "For years I have not been able to get one sentence out of my head – a real bookbinder also need to manufacture hardcover products. We have been providing classical threadsewn books for nine years now and we have currently optimised our existing value. In the summer of 2007 we expanded the machinery with the new Kolbus book production line BF 512 with an upstream backgluing and backlining line (Sigloch), a three-knife trimmer type HD 130 (Kolbus) and ribbon inserting machine (Sigloch). We use this book line for a very broad range of products from non-fiction books to sophisticated coffee-table books. We also produce the book cases ourselves with the DA 260 casemaker from Kolbus. We chose this particular machine builder because we had already had positive experience with a perfect binder from Rahden, Germany."

 

Since August 1994 Integralis has been in a constant state of growth. Work procedures have been improved and rationalised; the quality standard has been continuously enhanced. The once small craftsman's shop with four employees has grown into a modern commercial book bindery with a staff of 102 expert technicians and their own training programme (currently nine apprentices). It is unusual for a book bindery to employ its own software developers, yet it is also strategically favourable for many solutions, for instance, customer requests can receive a response within minutes.

 

CONNEXUS BINDS AND FINISHES

 

This is the advertising message of the commercial book bindery Connexus GmbH in Braunschweig, Germany at the heart of which are both Managing Directors and bokbinders Karsten Wiedemann and Andreas Spalek and their 35 employees.

 

Wiedemann explains why they selected the book production line BF 511 thus: "Our edition sizes for this book production line run roughly in the cost-efficient framework of 500 copies up to the 10,000 range. The high degree of automation involved in changing to other formats makes it possible for us to produce cost-efficiently upwards of the mentioned number of copies. From our perspective, Kolbus has developed very strongly, technologically speaking, over the past few years. Examples of this, in my opinion, are perfect binding technology and the book production lines. Moreover, the reliability and expert competency of the Kolbus technicians are a further plus." Production with the BF 511 started at the beginning of 2008, after the backgluing and backlining machine from Sigloch was added to the Kolbus book production line. At present, some 20 percent of the titles are delivered in the form of hardcovers. For this reason the workload of thread-sewn technology is continually increasing. A Kolbus casemaker model DA 260 is in operation for production of the book cases.

Book production line type BF 512

 

Technical data:

 

The book production line type BF 512 is a compact design and is equipped with an integrated book forming and pressing machine. It offers fully automated adjustment via a touchscreen monitor with graphical operator dialogue. The optional features include the Management Report System Kolbus 3.60 –as well as remote diagnosis capability.

 

■ Mechanical capacity up to 30 cycles/min

 

■ Format range of finished book:

 

max. 315 x 385 x 90 mm

 

min. 105 x 105 x 6 mm

 

■  Format range of book block (selection): max. 280 x 375 x 80 mm

max. 305 x 370 x 30 mm min. 100 x 100 x 2 mm

 

■ Format range of open case:

 

max. 660 x 385 mm

 

min. 210 x 105 mm

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Nov, 2008

Nov 29 , 2008

Interesting Facts About the Print Technology Center

Nov 29, 2008

Faster, cheaper, better, or different?

 

The reorientation of the manroland brand since the 2008 drupa has also had an effect on the “showcase” for manroland’s sheetfed press systems in Offenbach, Germany. The Graphic Center is now called the Print Technology Center.

Visitors come with varied, usually extremely exacting, demands.

 

Their expectations? They want to print faster, cheaper, better, or differently than in the past, in order to provide their customers with added value. This can include everything such as inline production, machine upgrades, new types of enhancements, changed processes, or digital networking.

 

High ceilings, white walls, grey floors, and stainless steel accents. “This is a clean, modern print shop that makes you feel comfortable,” is one visitor’s impression. The press in the center of the pressroom whips out sheets at a speedy tempo.

A group of visitors is bent over a stack of paper at the end of the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive. The guests touch, feel, check, and pull out their line tester. The commercial director monitors key data on speed, power consumption, and makeready times. We are at the Print Technology Center (PTC). A printer concentrates on controlling production. “We are always live,” comments Gerhard Augsberg, Director of the PTC. “Like in Formula 1, the team always has to show their best side when visitors are present.”

 

In order to ensure they fulfill the expectations of potential customers, the PTC asks many questions in advance: What is the customer’s current position? What expectations do they have for the test run? How many visitors can be expected? When can they expect the order data for the sample project? Will they supply their own materials? “Today’s print shops want to gain an advantage through the use of innovative process engineering,” states Augsberg. “This is why we have an expert for every specialization.” They advise customers on all the pros and cons of the various options – from ROLAND InlineFoiler PRINDOR, inks, and UV printing to coating or ecology. In some cases, the characteristics of the problems are as individual as are the solutions.

 

Among specialists

 

Everything has been prepared and production is running well. A system consultant is on hand to assist the customer’s technical director. He finds an answer to every question and indicates opportunities and limitations. “Due to our insight in many different companies, the customer sometimes expects us to have even broader technical knowledge than they – the actual specialist – do,” is Augsberg’s take on this from his daily experience. Colleagues at the PTC also pay close attention to customer feedback. Every visitor wish and suggestion is noted and passed on exactly so to the designers. “This keeps our developments in line with practical applications,” says the PTC director.

 

Everything has to be fine-tuned

 

“The presses alone cannot provide convincing results,” mentions Augsberg. Well-trained personnel and the materials used are just as important. “You cannot produce a premium product if the paper or ink is of a lower quality.” A printer can increase product quality and reduce press downtimes simply by recommending the right combinations of materials. “This knowledge of qualities and characteristics has been attained through years of intensive research and tests,” Augsberg reflects. The market is always changing. New colors, coatings, or chemical additives are tested intensively at the PTC in line with defined parameters and environmental factors. These are only awarded the internal printcom brand after passing stringent tests. “We invest a lot in our material tests, since this is the only way for us to provide reliable recommendations. In turn, this ensures that our presses work smoothly.”

 

Today’s visitors are impressed. Just as with two thirds of all demonstrations, this printing demonstration, too, results in a specific order. Augsberg is satisfied with the responses: “We almost decided on a different one, but your demonstration convinced us.”

 

At the Print Technology Center …

 

„      … the entire range of sheetfed presses for small, medium, and large-format presses used for demonstrations, tests, and training are located in an area of 3,000 square meters.

„      … visitors can take a look at a modern, networked print shop.

 

„      … approximately 5,000 visitors from around the world come for demonstrations, tests, trainings, and industry meetings.

„      … we have 50 employees – from trainees to experienced printers, experts, and system consultants.

„      … all of the PRINTVALUE areas are on display: print services with upgrade demonstrations and Services Days, printcom with materials and running tests, printnet with workflow and networking solutions, printadvice for project planning and system consultation.

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Nov 26, 2008

The future of publishing with WoodWing

Nov 26, 2008

Publishing a newspaper, a magazine or even a newsletter is not an easy task, but then… you are already aware of all the hurdles a publisher have to cross from initial planning to final production of any publication, making it ready to print, published online or even uploaded to PDA’s and mobile devices, accessing specific group of readers.

How often have you agonized over uncompleted and delayed pages, not being able to track the actual status of a page simply because of missing content from a wire feed, a journalist or a designer?

 

Ready for a change?

 

Well, here it is… WoodWing Smart Publishing “Enterprise Publishing Platform”, the perfect solution to manage the many creative and production processes that you encounter.

 

"In essence, what this does is to provide a combined, integrated environment for the creation of print and online content. In the past, most publishers would produce the print stories and photos first, and then push that content to the Web. Those days are gone. Now there’s one combined environment for the entire operation. Once the content is created, it can be published to any channel at any time. This really gives every publisher a fast track to an online future." as stated by Mr. Erik Schut, President of WoodWing.

 

Enterprise Publishing Platform supports all your publications, each with its own unique workflow. For every single publication, it manages all editorial steps: planning, gathering, creating, selecting, editing, tracking, producing and publishing. And its powerful page-planning integration allows smooth interaction with advertising workflow i.e. ad. booking, ad. management solutions. Further integration to web publishing, archiving and digital assets management solutions makes WoodWing EPP one complete publishing system, the most versatile available today.

 

WoodWing recently presented version 6 of its Enterprise Publishing Platform during IFRA 2008, which is sold with the new Content Station client application.

 

Content Station - as part of the Enterprise 6 publishing platform - finally offers the editorial team an environment where it's no longer necessary to worry about the technical matters, and can entirely focus on effectively creating compelling stories and publish these to any publication channel, even at the very last minute, maximizing the impact of the user’s content.

 

Content Station allows users to quickly create and assign tasks, providing for greater control during the early phases of story planning. For more efficiency and workflow, the contents are easily gathered and organized into ‘Dossiers’, allowing all the related items from one story (text, images, video, audio) to stay together. Those Dossiers can also contain information coming back from a Web CMS, including the page views or rating of a story after its publication

In addition, all content is available through one user interface. The user can upload Microsoft Word files, audio, video or images from any mobile device or from the desktop directly into Content Station and can access any content source that is connected to the Enterprise publishing platform, like wire feeds, a DAM system or an archive.

 

With the new LiveBlog feature available in each Dossier the user can participate in discussions about content.

 

To assign content to multiple output channels simultaneously, including print, Web and SMS, the user simply needs to select the corresponding check-boxes. “This is what we mean by not having to worry about the technology”, “You decide where the information should be published, and the technology takes care of the rest.” said Mr. Schut.

 

The user will be able to publish to any Web CMS system directly from the application. An out-of-the-box integration with the popular open- source Drupal system is included. Unlike other systems, Enterprise 6 offers integration with any Web CMS.

 

Thanks to the new Layout Module, multiple designers can work on pages simultaneously, which cuts down on the amount of time it takes to produce a page, which will translate into important cost savings.

Using the Smart Jump enables to link articles between two separate InDesign documents, with the automatic placement of continued to/from elements. This will reduce work considerably.

Take advantage of a host of other benefits, including Smart Image for automatic caption and credit frames; the freedom and flexibility to place articles multiple times across documents, making multi-edition documents easier to construct and manage; storing Libraries in the database; publishing meta data as text variables; taking advantage of the InDesign Book support; and much more.

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Nov 24 , 2008

Connect with Opportunity

Nov 24, 2008

“Connect with opportunity” was the mantra behind the event that took place on the 20th of November 08 between Xerox and Dynagraph, offset and digital printing at the Address Hotel.

 

The opening speech of the Xerox and Dynagraph event marking the signature of a Value Added Reseller agreement was held by Mr. Andrew Hurt the General Manager of Xerox Emirates. 

After thanking the members of the press for being present he traced back the number of years of unrivalled success Xerox has enjoyed in the Graphic Arts market in the United Arab Emirates.

 

“As we look to continue that success and provide customers with the right technology, the right workflow, and the right business development tools we recognized that we could extend our reach and further establish our brand within this sector by leveraging the expertise and relationships of one of the leaders in the industry. Dynagraph as one of the leading pioneers in the graphic arts industry in the Middle East region have built a reputation over 30 years for providing the best of breed solutions for supplies, prepress, press, postpress, finishing, software solutions, consumables and services. We are delighted therefore to announce this Strategic Partnership to appoint Dynagraph as a Value Added Reseller and Partner for the Graphics Arts Sector.

 

Xerox and Dynagraph are names synonymous with quality and excellence. For Commercial Printers, opting for digital printing technology is no longer considered an option, but a necessity especially when run-lengths are getting shorter and there is increasing pressure for better turnaround. Through this partnership with Xerox, Dynagraph will be able to teach their customers how to sell digital printing, how to calculate their ROI on their investment, and - how to simply implement digital printing by leveraging their current offset workflows. Simply put Dynagraph are able to provide print providers the broadest portfolio of digital products, workflow solutions and business development support in the industry. Their customers by providing digital print will be able to offer their clients high quality, cost effective print solutions and through increased sales, volume and profits develop a profitable digital business.

We are delighted to announce this partnership and are extremely excited about the opportunity this partnership provides the market and the customer base of Dynagraph and Xerox Emirates.”

 

He then gave the word to Mr. Jamal Kanaan, General Manager of Dynagraph for Printing Industry LLC who briefed the audience on the 

decades the company has been catering for the needs of the graphic arts industry in the Middle East region.

“Dynagraph has build a reputation as a leading prepress, press, postpress and converting distributor in the offset and flexible printing industries.” Referring to the brand identity and the company’s new logo he underlined how it has proven to both customers and vendors alike that it is reliable, bold, strategic, and flexible while it inspires trust.

“Whereas it continues to live up to its reputation, it is determined to look over its natural borders in the Middle East region for markets that present similar characteristics and require equal needs. In addition, Dynagraph is looking for stronger ties with existing and new partners in digital printing, publishing, editorial, content and asset management.

Its strengths lay in its diversity, its broad product portfolio of leading international brands, its tradition, its continuity, its longevity, its services as well as its technical and market expertise.

Therefore the need for Dynagraph to translate these core values, aspirations and a new orientation into a stronger brand identity.

With a new logo, Dynagraph intends to convey more dynamism, determination in a relentlessly changing graphic arts industry.”

 

Coming back to the partnership with Xerox he underlined how mature technologies like sheetfed offset printing need value adding strategies that open up new production and product possibilities for printers and their customers.

“"Value Added Printing" refers to solutions at different levels: in the end product, in the production process at the press, in the complete print workflow, and in services provided.

 

Sheetfed offset end-products are becoming more and more attractive through inline enhancements, coating effects, foil applications or embossing that give the end product an unmistakable, individual character that above all appeals to the emotions of the user.

However, today marketing and communications document require a balance between the benefits of both offset and digital print technologies. Both offset and digital printing are suitable for versioned documents, which vary the organization and presentation of content based on customer preferences.”

And he concluded his speech with the words: “Now we finally have the answer to manage the life cycle of any printed matter from its creation to the end product.”

Finally, Mr. Chris Lynch, Program and Channel Manager of Xerox Middle East discussed during the main presentation the reasons for such a partnership and the choice of Dynagraph. In his eyes there were many compelling points that made Dynagraph the better fit. On the other hand, a PIRA study estimated today’s printing market in the Middle East at USD5.3 billion while USD7.6 billion in 2012. A market where offset continues to be the technology of choice for printers however they still need to discover the potential offered by digital printing.

On the other hand, forecast of print demand between 2007-2012 shows one of the highest rates of compounded average growth of return estimated at 9.1% for the United Arab Emirates.

IMC Advertising FZ LLC was finally celebrated as the worldwide winner of the PIXI award, the annual Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging in the category collateral produced on a Xerox Doculor 8000.

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Nov 20 , 2008

A stronger brand identity

Nov 20, 2008

Dynagraph has been catering for decades for the needs of the graphic arts industry in the Middle East region. Its reputation as a leading prepress, press, afterpress, converting distributor in the offset and flexo industry remains unmatched.

Dynagraph has proven over the years to both customers and vendors alike that it is reliable, bold, strategic, and flexible while it inspires trust.

 

Whereas Dynagraph continues to live up to its reputation, it is determined to look over its natural borders in the Middle East region for markets that present similar characteristics and require equal needs.

 

In addition, Dynagraph is looking for stronger ties with existing and new vendors in digital printing, publishing, editorial, content and asset management.

 

Its strengths lay in its diversity, its broad product portfolio of leading national brands, its tradition, its continuity, its longevity, its services as well as its technical and market expertise.

 

Therefore the need for Dynagraph to translate these core values, aspirations and a new orientation into a stronger brand identity.

 

With a new logo, Dynagraph intends to convey more dynamism, determination in a relentlessly changing graphic arts industry.

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Nov 17 , 2008

Saarbrücker Zeitung Orders New ppi Ad Workflow

Nov 17, 2008

Integration of IS-M/AM and IS-M/AMC Editor planned

 

The Saarbrücker Zeitung, based in Saarbrücken in Saarland/Germany has decided to upgrade its ppi workflow at the IFRA Expo 2008 in Amsterdam

In order to optimize ad workflow/edition planning and output management workflows in future, the ppi products AdPag (ad pagination), AdMan (ad pro-duction), AdCept (web-based customer ad review) and ProPag (automated page assembly) will be installed at the beginning of 2009. This upgrade coin-cides with the company’s announcement to replace its current CICERO ad system with a new SAP workflow with IS-M/AM and IS-M/AMC Editor. The SAP media solution will be seamlessly integrated in ppi Media’s Publishing Solutions. “We are very pleased that the Saarbrücker Zeitung will use our open workflow concept for installing the SAP systems,” said Norbert Ohl, managing director of ppi Media, after receiving the new sales order. „With the joint solution from SAP and ppi Media, the company can realize substantial savings, achieving a more flexible and efficient workflow.”

 

New approach to the ad workflow

 

The main objective of the Saarbrücker Zeitung (SZ) is to link the technical system with the booking system in order to improve the overall workflow. “We are convinced that with SAP and ppi Media we have made the right decision in order to optimize our business processes in the advertising market with regard to time, costs and flexibility and to expand our customer service,” says Dr. Joachim Meinhold, CEO of the Saarbrücker Zeitung.

 

When the ppi/SAP installation goes live, all ads booked in SAP will be di-rectly available for ad production in AdMan. For ad production an outsourced subsidiary of the SZ will be seamlessly integrated in the automated workflow via the AdMan add-on WebLink. Finished ads will undergo a preflight check and then be transferred to the customer for approval or correction with Ad-Cept. The Saarbrücker Zeitung expects savings potentials from the new ad pagination system AdPag and the page assembly system ProPag, with which ad pages will be automatically produced and then forwarded to printnet OM for imaging.

 

Patric Schäfer, head of production at SZ and, at the same time, project man-ager, said: “ppi Media has proved its worth as a competent and innovative workflow supplier in earlier projects. With ppi Media we have therefore de

veloped a long-term project plan that will cover both the installation in Saar-brücken and also system migrations in Trier and Cottbus within the next two years.”

 

About the Saarbrücker Zeitung

 

The Saarbrücker Zeitung is the leading daily newspaper in Saarland with a daily circulation of approx. 151,100 copies. Eleven regional editorial offices have created an information network across the whole of the Saarland. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and a network of correspondents worldwide. This not only makes the Saarbrücker Zeitung one of Germany’s leading regional newspapers, but also one of the most cited. The company also publishes the tabloid paper 20centsaar, the scene magazine POTATO that is published fortnightly, and saar.amateur, the only sports newspaper pub-lished in Saarland. The Saarbrücker Zeitung and its subsidiaries from the field of advertising papers and multilingual services employ approx. 2500 people.

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Nov 13 , 2008

Mannheimer Morgen: Heading for future with COLORMAN autoprint

Nov 13, 2008

Dr. Haas GmbH took a trendsetting and future-proof decision for the printing of the daily German newspaper Mannheimer Morgen by in-vesting in a highly automated printing system by manroland

With five daily newspapers and a circulation of 135,000 the Dr. Haas Medi-engruppe is strongly positioned in the Rhine-Neckar region. Flagship is the Mannheimer Morgen with 85,000 copies. Critical, emotional, credible and deeply rooted in the region, are the characteristics that describe the Mann-heimer Morgen. Approximately 70 editors across five locations in the region along with correspondents around the world work on maintaining this claim. Furthermore the publishing house also produces papers as the Fränkischen Nachrichten (about 30,000 copies), the Hockenheimer Tageszeitung (about 5,000 copies), the Schwetzinger Zeitung (about 14,500 copies), the Bergsträßer Anzeiger (about 19,000 copies). As print job the Mannheimer Morgen print house also produces the Odenwälder Zeitung (about 11,500 copies), the Weinheimer Nachrichten (about 15,000 copies) as well as parts of the German Financial Times (about 36,000 copies).


 

Dynagraph for Printing Industry llc, Dubai serves as a regional hub, oper-ating from the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates to coordi-nate all activity in the Gulf.

 

Dynagraph for Printing Industry Sal (Offshore) and Dynagraph Lebanon sal cover the near eastern markets.

 

Dynagraph is a small to medium size business with 90 employees.

 

Dynagraph aims for a balanced prod-uct mix between supplies, pre-press, press, after press, converting, con-sumables and services

 

In prepress with both standard and bespoke hard and software solutions from DTP to high-end systems Dyna-graph deals with manufacturers such as Fuji Film Graphic Arts or DuPont.

 

In press, sheet and webfed MAN Ro-land is Dynagraph’s partner provides a wide range of highly developed presses and services, whether in commercial, packaging or publishing printing.

 

In after press, our partners in this sec-tor are leading manufacturers like Kolbus, MBO, Schneider_Senator, Theisen & Bonitz, and others.

 

 

After the United States awarded the license for a new newspaper in 1946 to Eitel Friedrich Freiherr von Schilling, the paper was published for the first time in the same year. Under the name Der Morgen and with a volume of four pages, it appeared three times per week at the time. In 1997, the Mannheimer Morgen became colored, in line with the requirements of its readers. The first four-color offset printing press, a COLORMAN from man-roland, was implemented. Now the company is again investing in a new technology – the manroland COLORMAN autoprint press. The new press series is based on manroland's One Touch vision. To make this vision a re-ality, manroland has already begun to apply, expand, and newly develop key automation features of the new autoprint press series.

 

The COLORMAN for the Mannheimer Morgen consists of four eight-cylinder towers, four reel splicers and two folders. It prints with a maximum band width of 1,400 millimeters and a speed of 45,000 cylinder rotations per hour. Due to user-friendliness, the printing units of the COLORMAN auto-print are positioned lower than the previous units. You can access the print-ing units via hoists, printing lifts or, more conventional, via stairs. The new construction style does not lengthen the printing press and facilitates its maintenance. Moreover, the COLORMAN autoprint at the Mannheimer 

Morgen is equipped with APL logistics. In addition to the already proven automatic plate loading with a robot arm (APL), the new manroland system includes a fully automated workflow for the plate changing process. With this system, the plate storage units can be loaded very efficiently within the press as well as outside the press in the central control console. Via a rail transport system, they are moved into the loading position fully automati-cally. This solution equally focuses on a reduction in change-over time, er-gonomics and stress-free working for the printer without exposure to the airborne noise, the structure-borne noise and the aerosols emitted by the printing press.

 

The press also features a number of manroland Closed Loop systems, which were specifically developed to carry out quality-related adjustments directly and immediately on the press. These include, for instance, the automatic Inline Tension Control web tension control. It keeps the web ten-sion constant in the critical web lead area between the printing unit and the folder superstructure. This reduces variations in the tension behavior within a paper roll, among paper rolls, but also among the individual webs. The cut-off register is optimized, the danger of web break is reduced and the creasing tendency minimized. Additionally, the press is equipped with the automatic CutCon C cut-off register control. The system operates almost entirely without additional marks.

 

These are just some of the most important technical features of the COL-ORMAN autoprint at the Mannheimer Morgen. They nevertheless show very clearly that autoprint results in fully automatic handling of the printing press in all key areas of the printing process. This way, these automation modules allow efficient operation coupled with guaranteed high quality – for all requirements of contemporary newspaper printing. Dr. Haas GmbH and manroland have created a new and modern standard for newspaper print-ing that was unrealizable until now. Only a comprehensive view of the op-erating processes and innovations derived from this perspective can result in a quantum leap in terms of efficiency and a guaranteed future for news-paper printing. This is precisely what Dr. Haas GmbH has chosen for the production of the Mannheimer Morgen when it invested in the COLORMAN autoprint from manroland.

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Nov 12 , 2008

One Touch: Newspapers to be Produced at the Touch of a Button

Nov 12, 2008

manroland bases its developments on market requirements and presents the press concept of tomorrow – with One Touch newspaper production will be fully automatic in the future as seen in the autoprint press series. The new focus of the manroland newspaper press portfolio is based on the requirements of the market. The innovations include future control concepts, as well as the fastest possible makeready processes and a printing process that is fully automated to a large degree. 

The vision: printing at the push of a button, with only one person at a single control console. With its new autoprint press series, manroland has taken some important essential steps towards full automation.

 

One the way to One Touch: APL and APL logistics

 

The APL and APL logistics fully automated plate change systems by manroland are pioneering developments on the way to fully automated printing. APL is the automatic plate change system featuring a robot arm, which was developed by manroland in cooperation with KUKA. The entire plate change takes place fully automatically. Equipped with vacuum suction heads, the robot arm removes the old plates from the cylinder and replaces them with new ones. This limits the change-over process to a mere three minutes. APL was already introduced back in 2007 and can boast a considerable success story today. The pilot customers Saar-brücker Zeitung, Osnabrücker Zeitung, and Freie Presse Chemnitz will be the first ones to use APL in daily operations by the turn of the year. The Mannheimer Morgen, Mittelbayerische Zeitung in Regensburg, and a customer in Germany, who wants to remain unnamed for now, are three newspaper publishers who have decided on this new technology.


 

Dynagraph for Printing Industry llc, Dubai serves as a regional hub, oper-ating from the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates to coordi-nate all activity in the Gulf.

 

Dynagraph for Printing Industry Sal (Offshore) and Dynagraph Lebanon sal cover the near eastern markets.

 

Dynagraph is a small to medium size business with 90 employees.

 

Dynagraph aims for a balanced prod-uct mix between supplies, pre-press, press, after press, converting, con-sumables and services

 

In prepress with both standard and bespoke hard and software solutions from DTP to high-end systems Dyna-graph deals with manufacturers such as Fuji Film Graphic Arts or DuPont.

 

In press, sheet and webfed MAN Ro-land is Dynagraph’s partner provides a wide range of highly developed presses and services, whether in commercial, packaging or publishing printing.

 

In after press, our partners in this sec-tor are leading manufacturers like Kolbus, MBO, Schneider_Senator, Theisen & Bonitz, and others.

 

Kolbus offers the most extensive ma-chine range in the industry. Hardcover as well as adhesive bound products such as catalogues, magazines, schoolbooks, paperbacks, and a vari-ety of other products.

 

For special types of projects for the packaging and converting industry, Dynagraph works together with world leading manufacturers and foremost suppliers of products for solid board, corrugated board and flexible packag-ing industries e.g. Mark Andy, Winkler+Dünnebier,

 

 

To make the change process even more effective, manroland’s engineers developed APL logistics. APL logistics stands for an integrated workflow in the print shop. The system enables an almost fully automatic plate change process – with APL logistics only the disk storage must be loaded manually by the operator in the sound insulated room. They are moved into the loading position fully automatically via a rail transport system. APL logistics equally focuses on a reduction in change-over time, ergonomics and for the printer a stress-free working without exposure to airborne noise, structure-borne noise and aerosols emitted by the printing press. In addition, the entire change-over process is integrated in manroland's printnet work-flow concept. This results in modern data handling and plate 

logistics management without the currently prevalent need for manual logistics between the prepress and press.

 

What is autoprint?

 

However, the claim to offer a fully automated printing process in the near future not only includes systems for automation and a reduction in change-over times. Suitable systems for presetting, control systems for color and cut-off register, web tension control and ink density and dampening solution control are equally important. These features help manroland to partially implement the One Touch vision today and represent the first step towards fully automatic production – with the new man-roland autoprint press series. If one examines the possible technical features of the individual printing phases (outgoing, change-over, ramp up and production run), it soon becomes apparent that the claim to create an autoprint printing press will soon become a reality and the vision will become a solution. The aim is to carry out outgoing, change-over, ramp up, and production mode without any interference by the operator. Presetting reduces waste to a minimum and fixes it at set values. The ink zones of the presses should only be operated in exceptional cases and remain blocked. manroland is making straightforward progress in all these areas. The crucial operations of a printing process have already been synchronized. The functions related to the presetting systems are controlled by manroland's Quickstart system. Quickstart includes modules that are already effective during the outgoing. This way, the press is both stopped in a waste-reducing way and prepared for the following production run in terms of processes and data. The proven manroland ClosedLoop systems operate directly within the press, thus guaranteeing an automatically adjusted, constantly high quality throughout the entire print run. One ex-ample is the CutCon C system developed by manroland for cut-off register control. The system decreases the amount of preparatory work and enhances the quality. At 50 meters per minute, automatic webbing-up to the former is the fastest on the market. The new automatic InlineTension Control keeps the web tension constant in the critical web guide area between the printing unit and the folder superstructure.

 

Competence in wet offset

 

Based on the experiences gained in the area of ink and dampening solution control manroland is able to further automize and optimize the wet offset process. Inline-Density Control e.g reduces waste and offers a constant quality throughout the entire production mode. From the listed technical features it becomes apparent that autoprint leads to a fully automated operation of the printing press in all key areas of printing. The presented automation modules allow efficient operation coupled with guaranteed high quality – for all requirements for contemporary newspaper printing. manroland has created a new and modern standard for newspaper printing that was not possible until now.

Modern operating concepts

 

To top it off, the new press series are easier to operate. The new, height reduced printing units offer the following advantages:

 

„         Access to the printing unit is always ensured, even during operation.

 

„         You can access the printing units via hoists or printing lifts.

 

„         Automation modules such as APL and APL logistics can therefore be retrofitted at any time in the future.

„         The new design does not lengthen the press system, and a low design facilitates handling and maintenance.

 

„         Last Listing text: spacing after: one vertical Spacing

 

 

Modern operating concepts, substantially reduced makeready processes with APL and APL logistics, as well as the new autoprint functions in the ClosedLoop area, constitute manroland's One Touch vision. Or to put it in other words: the vision of automated printing is becoming a reality.

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Nov 11 , 2008

manroland open-house to demonstrate the ROLAND 50

Nov 11, 2008

Save the date! manroland is opening its doors on the 28th of Novem-ber 2008 at their Offenbach Print Technology Center, to demonstrate live how you can add value to your printing with small-format presses. You will be able to assist to the latest press technology in the format classes 36/52 and 52/74.

Did you miss Drupa 2008 and manroland’s launch of its new R50?

 

This is your chance to see the winner of the 2008 German printing indus-try innovation awards. The first printing press in 36/52 format, with a high pile delivery of 700 millimeters, is equipped with double-size printing cylin-ders and transferters which enable a contact-free sheet travel and so de-livers a big advantage for presses using thick materials.

Moreover stability and precision of the press are performed by a robust construction with cast side frames. It is easy to use with its integrated PressPilot offering a wide range of functions: RCI remote ink key control, ink presetting via JobCard, display in different languages, and remote adjustment for diagonal register +/- 0.3 millimeters.

And the press officer will be enchanted by the short makeready time needed due to its remote adjustment of lateral, circumferential, and diago-nal registers, automated plate loading with EPL and easy to clean ink fountains with special coating.

 

 

Small in size, but twice the output of a small-format press 35/50

 

The R200 with integrated delivery provides a high level of production security generated by its RCI (Remote Controlled Inking) color control system integrated in the delivery, along with automatic settings, reduces makeready times to a minimum. Color and register corrections can be easily carried out on the run. With the optional ColorPilot smart, the first saleable sheets are produced within a very short time, and the system maintains consistently high printing quality over the entire run.

 

The R200 with high pile delivery of maximum 900 millimeters, an option that reduces the number of pile changes and offers a wide printing substrate of 0.04 to 0.8 millimeters. Optional are also the manroland InlineCoater Smart for a fast change between coating and printing modes the last printing unit before the high pile delivery and for a reliable drying the manroland SelectDryer IR or the ROLAND SelectDryer IR/TL.

The only thing the ROLAND 500 can't do by itself is press the start button

An almost unlimited degree of automation drastically shortens makeready times with a minimum of operating personnel. Important automation features include also format settings, washing systems, air settings, PPL™ (Power Plate Loading) and ColorPilot – the fastest color control system on the market.

Besides these automation features, the QuickChange modules reduce makeready time even further. QuickChange Coating simplifies coating change over and QuickChange Surface makes ink fountain cleaning fast and easy.

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Nov 3 , 2008

Roland 700 HiPrint: Value Added Printing, a choice made by British Industries in Kuwait

Nov 3, 2008

 

British Industries for Printing and Packaging in Kuwait invested in 2008 in what is described by manroland as “the best configuration for the inline cold foil transfer, the R700 with 6 printing units and a coating module. This allows cold foil transfer and 4 colour printing and coating. The press can also be used for normal 6 colour printing with inline coating, available with one coating module (R700 HiPrint LV) or with 2 coating modules (R700 HiPrint LTTLV).”

Roland 700 HiPrint: the best print and enhancement quality

 

With the ROLAND 700 HiPrint, the universal medium-format press, MAN Roland offers the ideal production instrument for Value Added Printing. What are the special features of the ROLAND 700 HiPrint? The name stands for High Quality Printing meaning the highest print and enhancement quality. Configuration possibilities are virtually unlimited, ranging from standard and long presses with up to twelve printing units, and inline configurations such as the ROLAND 700 Ultima. With the optional maximum speed of 17,000 sheets/h it is one of the fastest presses on the market. A host of QuickChange options reduce makeready times by as much as 40 percent compared with standard presses. Furthermore, optional inline modules permit a wide variety of enhancement applications on substrates from 0.04 to 1 mm thick.

 

The InlineFoiler enhances print products with foil during the printing process, either one type of foil can be transferred (single-reel version) or up to five different foils (multi-reel version) can be applied to the sheet simultaneously.

 

The InlineFoiler has the following advantages:

 

-       It is a cold foil transfer and so does not damage heat sensitive materials.

-       It is an inline process which requires no reduction in speed.

 

-       Designers can let their creativity free run by adapting their ideas to the available tones.

-       From Packaging and labels, to publication and commercial, all printers will be able to add more impact to their print.

-       Foil can be easily overprinted, which enables interesting additional special effects through the combination of foil and different colored inks.

-       Its metallic foils provide a high gloss effect.

 

-       Even the details are printed out with high resolution.

 

-       Same quality as the offset printing in a single pass.

 

-       A lower cost is generated because of the decrease in storage and rest stock.

-       Make-Ready times are faster.

 

-       A fast changeover of around half an hour between foil transfer and normal printing.

 

Today the InlineFoiler allows British Industries to uncover new opportunities in added value printing. Customers are coming from all over the region with the request to enhance their real estate development project brochures, their yearly financial reports, their company profiles to add more value to their image and brand identity.

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Oct, 2008

Oct 23, 2008

Dynagraph appointed sole agent for HELL Gravure Systems GmbH&Co.

Oct 23, 2008

Dynagraph has been designated as sole agent of HELL Gra-vure Systems GmbH & Co for Lebanon, U.A.E., Syria, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq and Oman.

 

With over 60 years experience HELL offers a wide range of products in his core areas of expertise, packaging and publication gravure and flexographic pri