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Yupo Introduces YUPO UV Inkjet Grade – FPU 250 -- a real “Smooth Rider” for UV Inkjets

Yupo Corporation America introduces YUPO UV Inkjet Grade – FPU 250, the synthetic paper leader’s newest solution for large format projects and more. YUPO UV Inkjet Grade – FPU 250 features every attribute you’d expect from YUPO Synthetic Papers – milky smoothness, bright-white color, yet 100 percent waterproof, chemical- and tear-resistant. YUPO UV Inkjet FPU 250 goes the extra mile by providing phenomenal UV resistance for outdoor posters, point-of-purchase displays, or almost any outdoor application. But outside use is only half of the story. When used for indoor banners and signage, the new Yupo is versatile enough to meet most indoor applications that demand excellent ink adhesion, such as back-lighting. YUPO UV Inkjet Grade –FPU 250 is capable of rendering amazing colors, yet retains its higher opacity and whiteness at any thickness. A new paper grade for UV Inkjet applications – YUPO UV Inkjet Grade – FPU 250 – is one “Smooth Rider” that’s coming soon to a printer near yo

New Professional Pharmaceutical Label Adhesives from Avery Dennison

Two new dedicated proprietary adhesives for pharmaceutical labelling have been introduced by Avery Dennison to partner its paper and film facestocks. Fasson® S2000NP and Fasson S692NP together represent a new generation of technology in the critical areas where pharmaceutical manufacturers need the reassurance of high mandrel performance, low migration, long-term adhesion, and regulatory compliance. Fasson S2000NP is particularly versatile. Its high mandrel performance makes it suitable for the tight-diameter curves of glass, PE, and PP ampoules, vials, and test tubes, and is also suitable for sterilisation by autoclaving, ETO, and gamma radiation. Fasson S2000NP partners Fasson LW supercalendered, double-machine-coated lightweight paper -- the established choice of facestock for labels where small print legibility is a prerequisite. Jan ΄t Hart, Global Business Director, Pharmaceutical Segment, for Avery Dennison Roll Materials explains that ‘We have developed these two new adhesi

Alto Wins IMDA Award

Alto Packaging was thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention Award at this year’s American In Mould Labelling Awards (IMDA) for Goodman Fielder’s 1KG Meadow Fresh yoghurt tub. This thin wall injection moulded tub and lid differs to the industry standard dry offset printed yoghurt container that is predominant in the New Zealand market. Through the use of advanced in mould labelling (IML) technology, Meadow Fresh yoghurt stands out in the supermarket fridge and was the first 1kg yoghurt package of its kind in the New Zealand market. A sophisticated six colour sheet fed offset print process is used to achieve high quality life-like graphics. Made from polypropylene, this tub is 100% recyclable and collectable by council kerbside recycling programs.   Source:

SACMI: Beverage and Plastics divisions take centre-stage at the Moscow fair

Russia’s biggest packaging fair, a showcase for the world’s very best and thus a not-to-be-missed event for everyone in the industry. This is Upakova/Upak Italia, which will be held in Moscow from 25th to 28th January 2011 , once again in parallel with the international Interplastica fair. A dual mission, then, for the Sacmi Group, which will be participating in both events with, respectively, the Closures & Containers and Beverage & PET divisions and Negri Bossi, the Group company that is a leading European designer and producer of thermoplastic injection moulding presses. Upakova will be attended by sales personnel from Sacmi Moscow, Sacmi Imola, Sacmi Labelling, Sacmi Packaging and Sacmi Filling at stand 21C25, hall 2.1 inside the Italian “collective” area supervised by ICE, the national institute for overseas business. The star of the stand will be the Opera 200 RF labelling machine by Sacmi Labelling. Based on “roll fed technology”, this automatic rotary labeller c

Fix-a-Form® Multi-page labels for on-pack enhancement

For many brand owners and manufacturers, conforming to consumer and legislative demand on packaging can present a major challenge. By combining a folded leaflet and an adhesive label, Fix-a-Form provides almost unlimited space for virtually any product or pack whilst occupying the space of your standard label. Incorporating a multi-page label onto a product not only provides much needed additional space but can also help to enhance branding. This can be crucial particularly with consumer products such as beauty and cosmetics where purchasing decisions are frequently made based upon the aesthetics of the pack. Essential Nails (UK) chose Fix-a-Form for their nail care treatment range. The 12 page laminated fold-out label contains user-instruction in several languages making it a one-pack solution for distribution to a variety of markets.   Fix-a-Form International’s Managing Director Andrew Denny commented: “There is certainly a growing trend for multi-lingual information on-p

Edale report successful Cartes & IDentification show

Edale have reported a very successful 25 th Anniversary Cartes & IDentification show, held between 5-8 December at Paris Nord Villepinte. Despite the heavy snow that fell on almost all four of the days, this didn’t seem to affect visitor numbers, and the Edale stand had a constant flow of traffic with guests travelling from around the globe to visit. The Cartes & IDentification show was a key show for Edale to demonstrate their extensive knowledge of Commercial Security; namely single pass solutions for telecom scratch cards, lottery tickets and off line converting solutions for RFID. There were a number of enquiries for specialist security machinery, which was ideal for Edale, as all Edale machines can be custom made to suit specific companies’ needs and application requirements. An overseas visit has already been made to a potential customer who visited the show and business has already started with a number of very good enquiries. From L-R: Harry Seebus, Seebus

Edale exhibit at Label Expo India

Edale and their Indian distributor, Printers Supply Company, have now exhibited at their last show of 2010, with the doors closing on the bi-annual Label Expo India exhibition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Label Expo India is the largest event for the label, product decoration and converting industry in India, and reports from the event organisers revealed that there was a 27% rise in attendance on the last event in 2008 - and this was not unnoticed by Edale, with a large number of existing customers as well as prospective new customers met with a high number of follow up responses being received. Edale have a large focus on the Indian market and as such Edale will be back out in India again supporting Printers Supply Company for the Print Pack show held between 16-21 January 2011.   About Edale Edale Ltd are the UK-based manufacturer of narrow web printing and converting presses specialising in Flexographic Printing, Digital Printing, Commercial Security and Converting Sol

M&S Ingredients Labels Inspired by Nature's Goodness

Olympus Labels has helped its client achieve outstanding printed results on the re-launch of the M&S Ingredients range. As specialists in printed labels for the personal care sector, Olympus were set the challenge of reproducing the rich and exotic beauty of the fruit illustrations on a huge range of body, bath, shower, foot and hand products. Working in partnership with Trowbridge based Acheson & Acheson the team at Olympus  were able to translate their design brief into sumptuous labels that has delighted the client. Featuring stunning images of Pomegranate, Lemon, Rosehip, Pink Grapefruit and Mango, to name but a few, the self-adhesive labels were printed 6 colours UV flexo, including two special spot colours. The label sets were printed on a white PE substrate with a permanent adhesive and supplied to locations both in the UK and Poland for application on to rigid plastic packaging and flexible laminated tubes. Olympus has recently invested in servo driven wide

Elsie Mo - launched in a labelled bottle

Following its selection by SIBA - the organisation representing regional and micro brewers in the UK - as its champion beer for the Midlands region, Castle Rock Brewery has decided to make Elsie Mo available as a bottled beer. Olympus Labels were chosen to produce the stunning set of self-adhesive front and back labels for this award winning premium strength ABV 5.0% beer. The labels were printed on the company's new wide web UV flexo combination printing press in 6 colours with gold ink highlights, onto a white polypropylene (PP) film. Elsie Mo's name is derived from the low colour Maris Otter Malt from which she is exclusively brewed and which gives her that tantalising golden hue. Source:

Morrison's Shampoos a Clear Winner

Printed in 5 colours on a state of the art wide web UV flexo press, the labels for Morrison's own brand shampoos are clearly outstanding. Using high opacity inks on a clear filmic facestock, the graphics achieve superb shelf standout. Experience in converting clear filmic materials is essential for achieving the increasingly popular 'no label look' and Olympus Labels are renowned specialists in this label format. Designers favour the "no label" look when they want the contents of pack to be clearly visible, however with strong product colours, the resolution of the graphics can often be compromised, particularly when using whites. A common solution to product "show through" is to use rotary screen printing, but origination costs can be costly. By using specially formulated inks and adopting multi-hits of white, high impact graphics can be successfully achieved using UV flexo and at much lower cost than screen printing. Source: www.olympuslabel

Olympus Chosen for Global Haircare Brands

Labels for leading brands Vosene Original and Vosene Kids have been produced by Olympus Labels for Lornamead, a leading global marketeer of personal care brands. The self-adhesive front and back labels for these new and improved ranges have been printed 5 colours UV flexo, including two whites on clear PE. The labels were printed on the company's new servo driven wide web flexo/screen press with 9 colour print capability. Source:

World market leader in die cutting technology expands in Eastern Europe

In an official statement the Marbach Group is presenting his strategical orientation for the next years. Managing Director Peter Marbach: “2010 was a good year for Marbach inter alia due to our strategic alignment towards Eastern Europe.” The German die making specialist has substantially invested in all of his Eastern European branches. For example, the Polish plants were further expanded — in Tarnowskie Góry a new building was occupied as well as invested in highly modern production technologies, in Kielce the production site was extended. Besides, Marbach Ceska expanded his growth at the new production site in Rajhrad and in Nadlac (Romania) a new building with highly modern production equipment has recently been built. Marbach‘s policy of expansion has also affected Germany. The capacity of the production site in Geyer was expanded step by step so that more than 100 employees are working there now. The acquisition of a new laser system as well as

Packaging printer Chesapeake Deutschland invests in Speedmaster XL 105 from Heidelberg with cold foil technology

Chesapeake Deutschland Branded Packaging, manufacturer of folding cartons for the confectionery and cosmetics segments, is extending the machine park at its Stuttgart site by a Speedmaster XL 105-LYY-P-9+LYYL from Heidelberg. Special surface finishes will therefore be realized quickly and uncomplicated in future. Chesapeake aims to take the press with its three coating units and nine offset printing units into operation in May 2011. Chesapeake Deutschland Branded Packaging is impressed with the press's ability to print on the reverse of premium folding cartons. Chesapeake Deutschland is expanding the machine park at its Stuttgart by a Speedmaster XL 105-LYY-P-9+LYYL with FoilStar from Heidelberg. The press with its three coating units and nine offset printing units will go into operation in May 2011. Thanks to perfecting technology - a combination of sheet reversal and smooth sheet travel - sheets can be printed on both sides in a single pass. The perfecting device with ful

Performance Series Shines at Labelexpo India

Mark Andy was a main attraction at the recent Labelexpo India.  Two of the latest models offered in the Performance Series line were on display.  The servo-driven P5, featured as a 6-color, 10 inch (250 mm) configuration showed fast set-up and changeovers while the P3 made its debut to the world.  The Performance Series is the most advanced offering of in-line flexo machines when it comes to high productivity and waste savings.  Each live demonstration showcased single station make-ready in 30 seconds and complete four- and five-color job changeovers in less than 3 minutes.  The job changeover revealed evidence that only about 20 meters of material is considered set-up waste. This can deliver up to 60% material savings over a year of production. The international debut of the P3 model completes the full Performance Series line of available machines for narrow web converters.  The P3 features the same unique printing platform as the other models in the series, delivering the fastest s

Comexi Group acquired the Acom business unit

On the 14th of June an agreement was announced between Comexi Group and ACOM which allowed Comexi Converting Solutions, an Italian subsidiary of Comexi Group, to offer its range of gravure presses together with the know-how and technology of ACOM. This arrangement also included the provision of technical assistance for installed machines. We now have the pleasure to announce that Comexi Converting Solutions, as of December 15, 2010, completed the final acquisition of tangible and intangible assets of ACOM, Srl, "which has a technological line entirely synergistic with the Group's activity”, according to Manel Xifra, President of Comexi Group, who adds that “we strongly value the sales development of this line." This business area of Comexi Group, led by Gian Vito Schiavi, will be based in Podenzano (Piacenza, Italy) and will rely on its over 50 years experience and knowledge in manufacturing, rotogravure presses and customer service. In the context of this new act

Kodak Customers in Commercial Printing and Publishing Win Prestigious CIP4 2010 CIPPI Awards for Workflow Automation

KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Systems, KODAK Web to Print Solutions, KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions, and CREO Color Servers Help Print Providers Worldwide Realize ROI and Efficiencies The print industry organization, The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4), recently announced the 2010 winners of the Jurgen Schonhut Memorial CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) Awards.  Kodak commercial printing and publishing customers won recognitions in six of the seven process automation categories.       “Time and time again, Kodak’s PRINERGY Business Link Software and servers from its Print On-Demand Solutions Group has shown up in CIPPI award applications; from small and  larger printers to offset and digital printers,” said James Harvey, Executive Director, CIP4.  “Kodak has the most integration with other vendors’ systems in the JDF Integration Matrix.  It is clear that Kodak is dedicated to

Synergie to Increase Creative Capacity with Sixth KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press

K company invests in the latest NEXPRESS Press with KODAK NEXPRESS Dimensional Printing System and larger sheet size capacity Synergie Group plc has invested in the latest KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Color Press with Fifth Imaging Unit to maximize its creative options and increase capacity. The installation, which includes the KODAK Dimensional Printing System, will mark the company’s sixth investment in KODAK NEXPRESS Presses.  The press will complete a group of three NEXPRESS machines installed at Synergie's Solihull plant. Synergie has six sites in the UK—Basingstoke, Solihull, Plymouth, Lymington, Portsmouth and Newbury. The Group’s portfolio covers commercial print, packaging and labels, calendar production, branded clothing and gifts, promotional merchandise and direct mail. The installation of the latest press represents part of the company's million-pound investment in digital and finishing equipment in 2010. Synergie offers an extensive range of services

New SL 90 rotary modular labeler from Sidel

The latest Sidel machine for self-adhesive and cold-glue labels meets customers’ needs for flexibility, high-performances and easy maintenance. The new SL 90 rotary modular labeler is equipped with modules for applying pressure-sensitive self-adhesive labels or cold-glue labels on all kinds of packaging. But it also has much more than the typical advantages of a modular machine: the maintenance levels are dramatically low thanks to the total elimination of mechanical gears and transmissions. A solution featuring high technology There is a growing market demand for a single labeler capable of various applications, often even combining them to label the same container. This is the case, for example, with beer bottles which have paper neck labels and selfadhesive body labels. The SL 90, which will soon also be available with the other modules (e.g. a roll-fed module), is an innovative solution developed by Sidel to offer the greatest labeling flexibility on all kinds of packaging,

PHA and bio-derived PE to Drive Bioplastic Packaging Market to 2020

Global bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to reach 884,000 tonnes by 2020. A 24.9% CAGR is expected from 2010-15 slowing to 18.3% in the five years to 2020. According to a major new study by Pira International, a new breed of bioplastics will be major drivers as packaging market demand gradually shifts from biodegradable and compostable polymers towards biopackaging based on renewable and sustainable materials. Based on primary research and expert analysis, The Future of Bioplastics for Packaging to 2020: Global Market Forecasts analyses the key opportunities and future trends shaping the industry, providing raw material suppliers, processors and equipment suppliers with ten year forecasts. The report identifies about 50 suppliers of biopolymers for packaging, and presents technology and market forecasts to 2020 for bioplastic packaging by product type, end-use sector, pack type and geographic region. Bioplastic materials are defined in the report as materials that are either

UPM Raflatac: New special metals for eye-catching luxury-look labels

Two new label face materials, one solid aluminium, the other uniquely gold-metallized on both sides. Together they offer eye-catching, premium options for wine, beverage and personal care labelling. Aluminium TC 40 combines excellent ink adhesion on a bright solid metal face with a quality embossing result. It’s ideal for adding a highly distinctive selling touch to premium-look beverages and luxury packaging. PP Double Gold TC 60 is gold-metallized on the front and reverse to give the most credible impression of luxury, especially with transparent liquids in clear containers. The solid gold effect can also be used to good advantage by printing on the adhesive side; with a PET film liner and ultra-clear adhesive, PP Double Gold TC 60 delivers excellent results where reverse-side appeal makes the difference. For further information, please contact: Ms Sirpa Koivunen, Manager, Technical Development, Film & Special Business, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40 547 0923,

Bek Helps Customers Create High-Impact Marketing Campaigns with the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press

Variable data printing on the KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 Digital Production Color Press ensures highly targeted, customized communications Bek | Grafische Products | Crossmedia Solutions is helping its customers create more effective communications after investing in KODAK Technology. The ‘total communications provider’ became one of the first print companies in the Netherlands to install the KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 Digital Production Color Press with the Fifth Imaging Unit and Glossing Unit. Bek is using the cutting-edge KODAK System to push its variable data printing services, which enable its customers to create high-impact campaigns that deliver a higher Return of Marketing Investment (ROMI).       Veghel-based Bek employs around 100 staff and offers a wide range of graphic and cross-media products and services. Its customers include Sligro, Royal Canin, DHL and FrieslandCampina. Stunning print quality and value-adding products behind purchasing decision       Bek has more than ten

LASERLINE Druckzentrum Enhances its Digital Set-Up with KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Press

German print service provider LASERLINE Druckzentrum has boosted its digital production facility by replacing its KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 Press with a KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Press. The company can now more cost-effectively produce short-run customized jobs, and has invested in a number of Fifth Imaging Unit options to create even higher value products. Translating creative ideas into print: the distinctive LASERLINE building in downtown Berlin. Berlin-based LASERLINE operates practically round the clock, using its offset and digital facilities to produce a wide range of products, including brochures, magazines, catalogs, calendars, office materials posters and flyers. Digital print jobs are produced on four machines, with workflows dominated by high-speed short-run production, typically between 100 and 300 copies. Offset production is used for runs of more than 500—unless personalized products or content have been requested. In this case, larger volumes are pro


Secure a share of today’s greener business by introducing biodegradable components to your portfolio.  We’ve just increased the PLA label face options available in our range of industrially compostable films, and we also have a biodegradable adhesive. Cultivate the shoots of new business – with the RafBio range . The two films in the RafBio range are fully compliant with EN13432, the European standard for compostable packaging. The cellulose RafBio films in Clear, White and Silver are made from renewable wood-pulp sourced from managed plantations. Resistant to grease, oil and fats, they provide good gloss and transparency. Our RafBio PLA films in Clear and White are derived from corn starch. PLA film has good printing properties, excellent scratch resistance and high transparency and gloss. These faces have good resistance to fat, oils and alcohol and are suitable for direct food contact. Introducing the RP 55 Bio adhesive – also available with papers The RP 55 Bio adhesiv


Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world’s largest maker of glass packaging, today announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire the glass container manufacturing business of Hebei Rixin Glass Group Co., Ltd. in northern China. The deal, expected to close before year-end, means O-I has more than doubled its capacity in China in the past year to more than one million tonnes (up from 440,000 tonnes), making the company China’s second largest glass container manufacturer. The acquisition, located in the fast-growing Beijing/Tianjin region of China’s Hebei province, includes two plants and delivers an additional 270,000 tonnes of capacity for O-I. The Hebei province is the third largest glass market in China and represents approximately 10 percent of the total Chinese market. The newly acquired plants produce glass containers predominantly for China’s rapidly growing domestic beer market. By 2015, China’s domestic beer market is expected to reach 573 million hectoliters – more

Labelgraphics buys a second Gallus RCS 430 combination press

Labelgraphics has invested in a second Gallus RCS 430 combination press in response to production demands for more capacity and flexibility. The Gallus RCS 430, only the second in the UK, will sit alongside the first, making Labelgraphics the only company in the UK with RCS 430 capacity. The press will be delivered by Christmas 2010.   “We have seen a dramatic increase in business since the first installation eighteen months ago and this second Gallus RCS 430 will increase capacity and also maintain our flexibility, which is important in today’s market,” says Alex Mulvenny, Managing Director at Labelgraphics. “Quality is also a crucial factor and we consider Gallus to be leading the label-printing market in this. The proof of the pudding is that we have just won two Gold Awards for combination printing on the Gallus RCS 430 - one from FlexoTech from the European market and the other a globally-recognised award from TLMI. We are,of course, delighted!” Labelgraphics‘ Gallus RCS 430

Xeikon confirms commitment to Asian labeling market

Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, will present its latest advances in digital label printing technology at Label China, which takes place at Shanghai International Exhibition Center (INTEX Shanghai), China from December 15-17, 2010. Visitors to the Xeikon stand A125 will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of the Xeikon 3500, the most productive digital label press on the market today. Xeikon’s strong presence at both the Labelshow Shanghai and the recent Labelexpo India reinforce the company’s dedication and long-term commitment to the Asian market. “While the rest of the world is gradually making its way out of the recent economic downturn, the Chinese label market continues to grow strongly year-on-year at an incredible rate,” says Filip Weymans, Business Development Manager Labels & Packaging at Xeikon. “Traditionally grounded in letterpress technology, an increasing amount of Chinese label converters are now looking closely at incorporating digital solu

FLEXcon Unveils Eco-Friendly Alternatives for In-Store Window and Floor Products

FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive film solutions, recently introduced  “greener” alternatives for at-retail applications for windows and counter mats WINDOWdeco ™ and indoor floor advertising FLEXmark® floor art ™.  These products provide retailers, brand marketers , creative agencies and printers with advertising materials that stand out to target consumers, while supporting a commitment and responsibility to the environment. FLEXcon’s newest products, FLEXmark® floor art™ 6673 (base film) sold as a system with approved overlaminate and FLEXmark® floor art™ OP6607 supports the same performance and applications as traditional vinyl options — FLEXmark® floor art™ 4652 (standard white vinyl) and FLEXmark® OV6602 (clear gloss overlaminate). These new “greener” products deliver comparable adhesive performance, opacity, printability and aesthetic appeal. The “greener” non-vinyl system is designed exclusively for small-format indoor floor advertising and meets the in

U.S. Industry Association TLMI Selects Schreiner ProSecure’s Contactless Payment Sticker for First-place Award

U.S. Industry Association TLMI Selects Schreiner ProSecure’s Contactless Payment Sticker for First-place Award The Contactless Payment Sticker by Schreiner ProSecure received the first-place award in the “Digital Printing” group in the international competition of the U.S. Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). When applied to cell phones or other personal items this RFID label enables fast and secure contactless payment processes. The Contactless Payment Sticker converts key chain pendants, bracelets or MP3 players into mobile means of payment. The RFID label either stores amounts of money directly on a protected chip or serves as an identification medium for database-supported transactions using various payment systems. The label is particularly robust in order to withstand daily wear and tear. In addition, a special shield coating ensures reliable operation in metallic environments. The label can be customized in terms of size and layout. Sequential numbers, barcodes or v

ROTOCONTROL Appoints P-servis ZIKA as Agent in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

Ralph Beier, ROTOCONTROL International Sales Manager, today announced another Agency appointment with P-servis ZIKA now representing ROTOCONTROL leading-edge inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting finishing machines in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. "P-servis ZIKA has a strong team of Sales Consultants and Technicians to provide complete service to customers with Finishing Machines and other printing-related product in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic" states Ralph Beier. "We look forward to growing the ROTOCONTROL brand in these countries". Vaclav Samsa, Managing Director of P-servis ZIKA commented: "We represent a broad range of reputable printing-related technology in the Label industry. The ROTOCONTROL line complements our current offering for Converters, and our Technical Service expertise with Finishing machine technology is a natural fit". Last month ROTOCONTROL and P-servis ZIKA visited various Converters throughout the territ

Kodak Lands Two Prestigious Accolades at German Printing Industry Innovation Awards 2010 X

Coveted awards for the KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plate and the KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press highlight the company’s commitment to innovation Kodak was a double winner at this year's German Printing Industry Innovation Awards. The KODAK TRILLIANSP Thermal Plate won the second place for the ‘most innovative technology’ in the prepress category, while the KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press landed second place in the printing category. The awards are organized by the Verlag Deutscher Drucker publishing house. The winning products were chosen by readers of three leading German trade journals— Deutscher Drucker , Publishing Praxis and Grafische Palette —from a total of 30 technologies nominated by the magazines’ editors. In total, 80 products were submitted for the awards. The awards ceremony was held on Nov. 18, 2010 at the PrintNight event in Stuttgart, Germany. Bernhard Niemela, Editor in Chief of Deutscher Drucker and Managing Director of Verlag Deutscher Drucker, emphasized the crucial