Innovation cycles becoming shorter and require new ways of communicating with customers
Heidelberg focusses on new, virtual trade fair concepts and regional events
“Innovation Week”, both digital and face to face, to take place in October
Participation in next year’s drupa trade fair cancelled due to unforeseeable effects of Covid-19

For four years, Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala has been reaping the rewards of Fujifilm’s online job submission and soft-proofing tool – and in lockdown its benefits have been particularly pronounced

The Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH (DZA) is one of the oldest existing printing houses in Germany with a "period of service" of over 425 years. Founded in 1594 as "Fürstlich Sächsischer Officin" by Duke Friedrich Wilhelm zu Sachsen at Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, the company has been located in Altenburg since 1604. Thanks to good connections to Friedrich A. Brockhaus in Leipzig, the company was also one of the producers of the "Brockhaus". Older people will remember this extensive reference work before Wikipedia, Google and Co. killed these print products. Over the decades and centuries, the company remained at the pulse of technical developments, such as the changeover from lead type to DTP and the replacement of letterpress by offset printing in the last century. DZA is internationally renowned for the production of high-quality books and brochures - with a demanding clientele that includes many art publishers. And this in turn sometimes places special demands on all departments of the fully integrated company. Often the client is told: "Hm, difficult", followed by: "Let us think for a moment ..." and finally: "Solved!

Installation of the first Speedmaster XL 106 new 2020 generation went off without a hitch during the coronavirus pandemic
Subscription Smart contract includes consignment warehouse operated by Heidelberg
Higher productivity delivers time gain of over fifteen percent per day
Second press will be installed following acceptance

Numerous functions for even higher productivity and for autonomous processes
Machine design: superior and visionary
Plate logistics: from the platesetter directly to the changer without manual intervention
World première: 20,000 sheets/hr in perfecting mode
High-end quality control
Smart operating concepts
Comprehensive services for increased availability and enhanced performance

With a strong history in offset and digital printing, Olivo’s Perfect Printing of Morrestown, New Jersey decided to expand into the 40” market to attract new accounts and offer higher volume and larger print size to existing clients. As a long-standing partner of Heidelberg, Olivo’s Perfect Printing chose the Speedmaster CX 102-5+L because of its advanced technology, which gives the company the ability to offer short turnaround times and competitive pricing to customers.

World première of the new Rapida generation
Virtual live demonstration of a complete packaging workflow
Presentation of digital services
Innovations in digital web printing and for the processing of corrugated board
Live insights into the broad portfolio of Koenig & Bauer
New developments from the joint venture Koenig & Bauer Durst

Marking fifteen years in China, the 9,999th printing unit is set to be delivered to packaging printing company Xian Jun Long
Growth segment of packaging printing – expansion of the portfolio with special machine configurations
Market share in China at over 50 percent – further expansion of the site planned

As part of a strategy to strengthen their hybrid print capabilities, Mt. Royal Printing Co. recently purchased an RMGT 5 Series 6-color press with coater and AQ/UV coating. Founded in 1946, Mount Royal Printing Co. is led by Gary Cayce, the third generation to take the helm of this privately-owned commercial printer. Based in Baltimore, MD this Printing Impressions Top 400 printer services the greater Washington, DC market. Mt. Royal Printing has experienced a 27% growth in the last five years, with 85% of their revenue coming from offset printing, 15% from digital and wide-format.

Beijing Zhongke Printing Co., Ltd. (herein after as Beijing Zhongke Printing) and Goss Graphic Systems (China) Co., Ltd. (herein after as GGSC) signed a strategic cooperation project with a total investment of more than CNY 100mil [EUR 13mil]. A first in China, the M-700s intelligent demonstration production line for book printing, will be located in Beijing Zhongke. Experts in the Chinese printing industry believe that the implementation of this new project will begin to challenge the local traditional book printing market.

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