The Watkins Printing Company continues its implementation of a new strategic direction for the 98-year-old family business by recently installing a fully automated RMGT 9 Series 8-Color Long Perfector with LED-UV curing. Operating from their 65,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, Watkins Printing has traditionally been known as a publication printer that produces monthly and quarterly magazines for universities, fraternal organizations and niche publications for clients throughout much of the United States.

It is already the second LITHOMAN printing system within two years which was moved to Egypt by manroland Goss. The printing press was successfully relocated and put into operation in close cooperation with the technical team of the Nahdet Misr Publishing Group (Nahdet Misr). As one of the largest book printers in Egypt, Nahdet Misr is also setting a new benchmark in the Egyptian market in terms of print quality.

Printing Company T'Hooft in Aalter Belgium has invested in new press automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). The specialist in measuring and control systems for the printing industry will install IDS-3D closed-loop colour control on the Koenig & Bauer Compacta 818 press.

Catamount Color is a full-service printer located in Essex, VT that has been servicing the Northeast for over 40 years. As part of an ongoing effort to increase efficiency while upgrading their bindery, Catamount Color recently installed the LithoFlash Inline Color Control technology on their Heidelberg XL 105 6-color press.

Hatteras, Inc. is a member of the WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a full-service communication delivery company founded in 1977. Based in greater Detroit, MI, they are celebrating their 43nd year anniversary serving corporate communication clients in the automotive, creative, financial and education sectors of the national economy. To maintain their leadership role in offset print, they have recently replaced legacy presses with a fully automated six-color RMGT 940 Series press that is equipped with LED-UV curing, in-line coating and RMGT’s Insta.Color make-ready automation.

Technology and sustainable change in the focus of the competition
The Sternberg Foundation, named after the former long-standing CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, has awarded this year's prize for successful design in the printing industry. The task was to design a book cover for an anthology on the subject of "A Friday in The Future", with an eye to sustainability and a vision of the future.

World premiere: Heidelberg showcases automated workflow from PDF to stacked folded sheets for the first time
Operator navigation and intelligent assistance systems on all Speedmaster models
Flexible selection of digital and offset from Prinect workflow
Versafire with new Digital Cluster production mode even more efficient

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