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Two in one - DZA certifies offset and digital printing

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!

B&K Offsetdruck invests in two Speedmaster XL 106 presses of the latest generation and a Subscription Smart contract for more efficient processes

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

Zero-fault packaging – myth or reality?

Quality is one of the biggest differentiators in the packaging industry. Other factors matter too of course – cost efficiency, sustainability, lead times – but ultimately if packaging fails the quality test, it can jeopardize a whole run, and a customer relationship with it. In some sectors – pharmaceuticals for example – packaging faults can have even more significant consequences.

Rapida 106 X – the new performance benchmark in industrial printing

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

Olivo’s Perfect Printing Expands into 40” Market with Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-5+L

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.

Koenig & Bauer LIVE: Print also functions online

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

Heidelberg Shanghai production site successfully established in growth market of China

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

Extraordinary solutions in extraordinary circumstances: how BOBST and Packages Limited got a crucial printing press back up and running during COVID-19

When the COVID-19 lockdown struck mid-way through a major reassembly of a company’s printing presses, BOBST went the extra mile to resolve the problem.
Imagine the situation. You are a major packaging converter and business is on the up. You are halfway through an upgrade to your gravure printing press to increase capacity. The machine will be out of action for a period while it is reassembled and upgraded, but no problem – they’ll soon be back up and running and even better than ever. Just in time to fulfil a large new order from one of your biggest clients.

BOBST helps converters enter new markets with shrink sleeve labels production

As one of the fastest growing segments in the label market, shrink sleeves represent the third most important label format after pressure-sensitive and wet-glue labels. According to Smithers, the global market share of all types of sleeve labels will grow annually by 6.9% in the period 2019–24, making it the highest growth type among all label formats.

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