Northprint 2011: news round-up

Friday, May 13, 2011

A handy, at-a-glance guide to all the news and views from the show floor at this year's Northprint.

DDL signs £150k Ricoh deal on stand
Direct mailing house DDL Group has signed a £150,000 kit deal with Ricoh at Northprint, the culmination of two years of negotiations.

Client needs key to investment, SME printers told
SME printers need to make more focused investments and become more entrepreneurial in order to survive according to a Northprint debate featuring representatives from across the supply chain.

European launch for Crawford workflow
First time exhibitor Crawford Technologies has used Northprint to launch its Pro Production Manager workflow into Europe.

Ace Print Finishers cuts bottleneck with Renz Northprint spend
Trade finisher Ace Print Finishers has cut a bottleneck in its punching department with a £35,000 investment from Renz.

Horizon Digital Media signs for Ricoh Pro C901 at Northprint
Horizon Digital Media has diversified its offering after it signed for a Pro C901 graphic arts edition press from Ricoh.

Unibind debuts low-cost foiler
A new digital foiling device costing less than £10,000 is one of the surprise stars of Northprint.

Renz adds 360 to Mobi range
Finishing specialist Renz has used Northprint 2011 to launch an entry-level machine for its Mobi range of wire binders, the 360.

Duplo boss named new PrintIT! chairman
Duplo UK managing director Tony Lock will today be unveiled as the new chairman of PrintIT!.

Technotrans unveils entry-level reverse-osmosis unit
Technotrans has launched a new, low-cost, reverse-osmosis unit aimed at users of single B2, B3 and digital presses.

Videojet releases LC-Pro UV-curable ink
First-time exhibitor Videojet Technologies has launched its UV-curable LC-Pro ink into the UK market from stand M312.

Presstek and RedTie seal W2P agreement
Presstek and RedTie have used this year's Northprint show to announce a strategic partnership that will enable Presstek to offer a web-to-print package to its customers.

Creasestream makes Northprint debut on Tech-ni-fold stand
Finishing equipment manufacturer Tech-ni-fold has said that its sister company Creasestream will be exhibiting alongside it at Northprint, for the first and last time.

AMS unveils two new Memjet units
Addressing and Mailing Solutions (AMS) has debuted two print engines at Northprint 2011, both featuring Memjet technology.

Manroland expands printcom reach with new Midlands office
Manroland GB has expanded the regional reach of its printcom pressroom products division after opening a new Midlands office based in Kettering.

Adaptive adds names to pre-media roster and joins Crossroads community at Northprint
PDF Workflow has extended its pre-media product portfolio under its rebranded Adaptive name and announced its inclusion within the Crossroads community.

IIR considers Manchester move for Northprint 2013
Northprint organiser IIR is mulling the possibility of moving the show from its historic Harrogate location to the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Multigraf launches Touchline folder-creaser at Northprint
A new sub-£25,000 creasing and folding device aimed at digital and short-run printers is making its UK debut at Northprint.

Sefas reveals Open Print 7 at Northprint
Sefas is showcasing the latest incarnation of its personalisation software Open Print on stand B254 this week by highlighting how companies can introduce personalisation to their content across multiple channels.

MGI to focus on 'differentiation' at Northprint
MGI Technology has said that its presence at Northprint will focus on "differentiation" and how customers can add value with its range of print and finishing equipment.

Added-value Northprint 2011 set to trump previous shows
Northprint organiser IIR has sent a clarion call out to the industry to make the most of next week's Northprint 2011 exhibition.

Interviews:

Northprint interview: Norman Revill - Manroland GB
Norman Revill, managing director of Manroland GB spoke to PrintWeek editor Darryl Danielli on the eve of Northprint to discuss his hopes for the show and print's hot topic: partnerships, both his firm's and rivals.

Northprint interview: Stephen Palmer - Ricoh UK
Ricoh UK production print director Stephen Palmer talks to PrintWeek editor Darryl Danielli about the firm's partnership with Heidelberg and the key issue of financing digital kit.

Northprint interview: Bryan Godwyn and Tony Hards - Intelligent Finishing Systems
Intelligent Finishing Systems joint managing directors Bryan Godwyn and Tony Hards talk to PrintWeek editor Darryl Danielli on life post Litho Supplies and the funding crisis.

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