From time to time people send me books to review that might be relevant to printing. One of these books is Against the Grain, written largely by Graham Harris, who many of us in the printing industry will know as the founder of Tech-ni-fold.
Fujifilm has officially launched its Jet Press 750S, which I’ve already covered earlier this summer after a prototype was shown at the Tokyo Igas show. Continue reading “Fujifilm officially announces Jet Press 750S”
Ricoh is to acquire the German RIP developer ColorGate Digital Output Solutions GmbH with the transfer of shares scheduled to complete on November 30, 2018. Continue reading “Ricoh to acquire ColorGate”
Heidelberg has released its figures for the first half of this financial year, showing incoming orders up by 6 percent, from €1,234 million to €1,306 million, with Heidelberg claiming that currency exchange rates have cost it around €17 million. Continue reading “Heidelberg figures show potential for subscription model”
Kodak has sold its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP in a deal said to be worth up to $390 million. The deal should be finalized in the first half of 2019, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. Continue reading “Kodak sells Flexo division to Montagu (Updated)”
Nazdar Ink Technologies is working with Focus Label Machinery to promote UV LED curing technology to the narrow web flexo market across the UK and EMEA region. Continue reading “Nazdar pushes UV LED with Focus Label”
Sun Chemical has completed the roll-out of its SunLit Publish series of premium sheetfed offset process inks, which were initially introduced to some European markets but are now also available worldwide. Continue reading “Sun Chemical launches SunLit Publish ink”
Earlier this year Stratasys set up a new company, Evolve Additive Solutions, to develop a new approach to 3D printing called Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process, or STEP. Evolve has now chosen to work with Kodak and its Nexpress electrophotographic printers. Continue reading “Kodak to supply toner tech for 3D printing”
The German developer of prepress software, OneVision, has updated its core software to v18.2, adding greater automation to its main programs, Workspace, Asura and Amendo. Continue reading “OneVision updates automation software to v18.2”
Two weeks ago I reported on the proposed acquisition of Global Graphics by Congra Software and I think this is worth a more detailed look if only to see some of the thinking that goes behind acquisitions like this.