Agfa to close Italian analogue plate facility



Agfa Graphics has announced that it plans to close down its printing plate factory in Manerbio, Italy.

The Manerbio plant produces analogue offset plates and negative CtCP plates, both product lines for which market demand is in decline.

50 feature upgrades mark Quark Xpress 10 launch


Quark has announced the launch ofQuarkXPress®10,
the new version of the graphic design and page layout software which includes Quark’s new Xenon Graphics Engine,

Dublin deal marks 50th Develop digital press install for digitalprint.ie

Develop digital press Ireland
The recent investment by Tallaght based DC Print in a Develop 6000L
digital
press,became the 50th installation of the Develop brand by equipment supplier digitalprint,ie.

European Debut of Mimaki UJV500-160 at FESPA 2013

Mimaki wide format Ireland
Mimaki has announced that its new UJV500-160 UV printer
will be making its European debut at FESPA 2013, scheduled for 25-29 June in London.

Sign+Digital Partners with Orafol for wide format substrates

Sign and digital wide format supplies Ireland
Dublin based supplier, Sign+Digital have announced a new partnership with Orafol,
one of the leading manufacturers of self-adhesive digital, signage and reflective materials.

KBA Appoints Pang to ‘maintain momentum’ in UK & Ireland

KBA Ireland
Press manufacture Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) has appointed Andrew Pang
to succeed outgoing Christian Knapp as managing director of its wholly-owned subsidiary KBA (UK) Ltd.

Webprint Cork to halve workforce following Crosbie contract loss


Cork newspaper printer Webprint is to  halve it’s 46-strong workforce
following the loss of a 15 year,  €22m contract to print titles for the now defunct Thomas Crosbie Holdings,

Irish Software Company Positioning for Print


A new imposition software application that arranges and numbers artwork for
printhas just been released by Offaly based software company Pyxis.

Heidelberg Suprasetter for Newtonabbey printer


A Suprasetter 75 completes the colour loop at Dargan Press in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland,
which last year returned to Heidelberg for a Speedmaster XL 75 -5-P+L after a six year gap.

IPEX to issue statement on event future following Canon withdrawal


IPEX 2014 organisers Informa, announced today that they will issue a statement
regarding the future of the event, following hot on the heels of Canon Europe’s withdrawal,

Neopost to present opportunities in Cork and Galway


Neopost Ireland incorporating PFE
have announced dates and venues for their latest regional wide format, print and finishing solutions exhibitions.

Agfa Graphics wins CtP patent law suit against Xingraphics


The Dutch Court of Appeal at The Hague
has issued its judgment in the patent dispute between Agfa Graphics NV and its Chinese competitor Chengdu Xingraphics Co. Ltd.

Ricoh confirms major presence at North Print & Pack show


Ricoh has confirmed it will be exhibiting at North Print & Pack 2013
in May this year, taking the largest stand at the Harrogate, North Yorkshire show.

Founder of Muller Martini Group Dies at the Age of 96


Hans Müller, founder of the Muller Martini Group and pioneer in machine construction
for the graphic arts industry has died at the age of 96 in Zofingen, Switzerland.

Waterford games manufacturer installs new Heidelberg Speedmaster


Waterford board games manufacturer Hasbro has installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75-5+LC press
at its Cork Road production facility, with a view to reducing outsourcing and retaining better control over quality, colour and costs

Printers Gathering for Red Cow in February


DBC Group and MJ flood have announced a print show at the Red Cow hotel
venue in Dublin on the 20th and 21st of February under the banner of ‘The Digital Print Gathering’

NCR Printer launches trade only website with discount offer



Kerry based printers O’ Connor Printing has announced the launch of an online ordering facility
for its trade docket books/ NCR customers.

Highcon receives world’s first production order


The world’s first production order for a Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine
has been placed by UK packaging printer Glossop Cartons, based in Padfield, Derbyshire.

Chesapeake Limerick installs Europe's first Komori GLX 740RP




Chesapeake Limerick, part of Chesapeake’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division,
is taking delivery of Europe’s first Komori GLX 740RP Carton printing press as part of a €4m investment programme at the site.

Showcase event marks Killarney Printing centenary milestone


Kerry Company Killarney Printing who are this year celebrating 100 years in business
once again exhibited their range of souvenir tourist merchandise at Showcase Ireland in the RDS in Dublin.