17 Feb 2019

MK2010 Digital Expo in Milton Keynes on 23rd and 24th February 2010

 

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Celebrate a new decade and discover new print opportunities at MK2010 Digital Expo

Screen is partnering with Konica Minolta, Morgana and Friedheim International for the first MK2010 Digital Expo in Milton Keynes on 23rd and 24th February 2010. As we enter a new decade, the event is designed to showcase the tremendous potential and flexibility of today’s digital print technology to create profitable new applications that energize print businesses and breathe new life into marketing and sales campaigns.

MK2010 brings together top manufacturers, the latest hardware and software, leading industry experts and hands-on workshops in one focused event. This is an extraordinary chance to see the power of print today to produce print-on-demand books and magazines, stunning display graphics, personalized brochures and streamlined web to print in action.

There is a free, open invitation to the event which will run over two days, 23 and 24 February, and is aimed at printers who are looking at digital options, public sector and print room managers, universities and large format users looking for higher quality output.

This is a rare opportunity to see, under one roof, end-to-end production with powerful workflow, print-on-demand and finishing solutions. Industry experts will also be on hand to track the latest trends and explain how businesses can be re-energised in 2010 and beyond.

“MK2010 is a great opportunity for printers looking for digital and finishing options and also for Screen and Konica Minolta workflow users to gain some useful tips and tricks,” says Brian Filler, managing director of Screen UK. “With easy access from London and its close proximity to the M1, Milton Keynes is the perfect location for the UK’s digital print hub.”

For more information and to book a free place go to: www.mk2010digitalexpo.co.uk

or contact Dawn Tate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. T: 01908 848500.

 

 

Recommended cash offer by Canon for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Océ N.V. to create global leader in printing industry

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With reference to the joint press releases of Canon Inc. (trading symbol CAJ) ("Canon") and Océ N.V. (trading symbol OCE) ("Océ") of 16 November 2009 and 14 December 2009, Canon Finance Netherlands B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon (the "Offeror") and Océ hereby jointly announce that the Offeror is making a fully self-funded, public cash offer for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.50 each in the capital of Océ (the "Shares") at an offer price of EUR 8.60 in cash per Share (the "Offer").

Terms not defined herein shall have the meaning as set forth in the Offer Memorandum

Highlights

  • Canon and Océ aim to create the overall No. 1 presence in the printing industry.
  • The Offer is a fully self-funded and recommended cash offer for all the Shares at an offer price of EUR 8.60 in cash per Share.
  • The Offer represents a premium of 70% over the closing price of Friday 13 November 2009 (being the last trading day before the public announcement of the intended Offer) and 137% over the average share price over the last 12 months prior to 16 November 2009.
  • The Offer presents the best possible way forward for Océ at conditions that are favourable to its Shareholders and all other stakeholders.
  • The Supervisory Board and the Management Board of Océ fully support and unanimously recommend the Offer to all Shareholders for acceptance.
  • The acceptance period under the Offer begins at 9:00 hours, Amsterdam time, on 29 January 2010 and ends at 17:30 hours, Amsterdam time, on 1 March 2010, unless extended.
  • Océ will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders at 14:30 hours, Amsterdam time, on 12 February 2010 at Van der Grintenstraat 1, 5914 HD, Venlo, the Netherlands during which, amongst other things, the Offer will be discussed.
  • The Offer shall be subject to the fulfilment of the Offer Conditions as set out in the Offer Memorandum, including but not limited to, the condition that on the Acceptance Closing Date the number of Tendered Shares together with the Shares that are directly or indirectly held at that time by the Offeror represents at least 85% of the Shares on a fully diluted basis. The Offeror has the right, but not the obligation, to waive certain Offer Conditions, including but not limited to, the 85% acceptance threshold, as further described in the Offer Memorandum.
  • The Depositary Receipt Holders, Ducatus, ASR and ING (approximately 19% of the total share capital), agreed to sell their interests to Canon; large Shareholder Bestinver Gestion S.A., SGIIC (approximately 9.5% of the Shares) has provided an irrevocable undertaking to tender.
  • As at the date of the Offer Memorandum, Canon holds indirectly through the Offeror 23,807,737 Shares, which represent approximately 22.18% of the Company's total issued share capital and 28.05% of the Shares.
 
Further details, and the full release related to the above is available for review on the Canon website

International Ipex 2010 Media Summit announces Impressive Line-up

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The Ipex organisers have revealed the final line-up of companies that will participate at the Ipex 2010 Media Summit, which will take place from 7th – 11th February at the ExCeL Centre in London. Canon Europe, C.P. Bourg, Domino Printing Sciences, Fujifilm Europe, Océ, Pitney Bowes, Red Tie, Ricoh and Xerox will give journalists from over 100 global publications an exclusive preview on what they will showcase at Ipex 2010.

In addition to presentations from exhibitors, the Ipex organisers will also update the media on the current shape of the event as well as new visitor features and initiatives. There will also be a presentation from Pira International about The Great Print Debates at Ipex 2010 - a panel debate that will tackle some of the most critical issues facing the print industry today. Nick Devine, the Print Coach, will be talking about the new seminar sessions at the Printers’ Profit Zone at Ipex 2010.

Comments Trevor Crawford, Ipex 2010 Event Director: “We’re delighted with the level of interest in the Summit from exhibitors and the tremendous commitment from the international media. In holding the event we’re able to further support our exhibitors in targeting the media with their key messages and providing the press with an exciting preview of what Ipex 2010 has in store.“

Jan Hol, Océ’s Senior Vice-President, Marketing Communications, says: "In light of the envisaged transaction between Océ and Canon, we expect strong interest from the media. Océ's presentation will focus on highlights of the envisaged deal and will provide an overview on our latest inkjet and toner based solution highlights for full colour high volume production printing. And we also anticipate making an important announcement on the day that will be of interest to visitors to Ipex!”

Graham Moore, Director of Business Development, Production Printing Business Group at Ricoh, says: “We see the Media Summit as a major platform from which we can reach the wider European production print marketplace with a demonstration of the forward strides Ricoh is making.”

Ronald van Hees, Director of Marketing at Pitney Bowes DMTi Europe, states: “We are enormously excited by Ipex and see February's Media Summit as an ideal opportunity to begin the buzz around Pitney Bowes' presence at the event.

"Pitney Bowes' Ipex 2010 focus is on the integration of print and mail, demonstrating how bringing these two functions together can create significant efficiencies and more optimised ways of working. Key to this integration is Pitney Bowes' new IntelliJet Printing System - a new production colour printing system for high-volume transactional mailers that is already gaining headlines across Europe and North America.

"With the addition of the IntelliJet Printing System to the Pitney Bowes portfolio, the Pitney Bowes stand will be the only place that Ipex visitors can see solutions that play across the entire full integrity end-to-end output management, production colour digital printing and Mailstream production process.

“The Ipex 2010 Media Summit will come at a crucial time in our preparations for Ipex, as it offers a great opportunity to network and to communicate our plans at the show to an international audience.”

Daniel Vande Poel, Managing Director at C.P. Bourg Group says: “We have chosen to participate in the Ipex International Media Summit as part of our core marketing strategy. Although the company has been a leading supplier of print finishing equipment for nearly 50 years, for much of that time many of its products have been sold under other labels through partners such as Xerox, HP Indigo, Kodak and Océ, Heidelberg and Canon. With thousands of users of Bourg equipment benefiting from the in-line solutions, C.P. Bourg Group is now adding focus on marketing its own brand through its global distribution network.”

“At the Ipex Media Summit we’ll outline Xerox’s plans for the show which includes technology advancements and enhancements, workflow and business development solutions – all geared to help graphic communications providers succeed in an ever-changing business environment,” says Eric Armour, President, Global Business Group at Xerox. “Our presentation will also feature customers from around the world discussing how they are growing business and generating new revenue opportunities with Xerox technology and services. Xerox’s all-digital stand promises to be an exciting place at Ipex 2010.”

Scottish Qualifications Authority, Graphic Enterprise Scotland & Proskills join forces to launch PrintIT! Scotland

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PrintIT! has teamed up with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Graphic Enterprise Scotland (GES) to launch PrintIT! Scotland, which yields a potential catchment for PrintIT! of more than 300 secondary schools in Scotland.

This extension of the PrintIT! brand follows the success of PrintIT! in England, which was first launched to English schools in September 2005 and has recently registered its 100,000th student.

Says Paul Evans, project director of PrintIT!, “It’s been a truly collaborative effort getting PrintIT! Scotland off the ground, and once again, I am indebted to all the sponsors who have continued to support PrintIT! I’m delighted that we are able to introduce this initiative into Scottish schools, and am confident we can replicate the success that PrintIT! has enjoyed so far in showing students what print can achieve in today’s world and how they can play a part in its future as potential industry leaders of tomorrow.”

PrintIT! Scotland is a curriculum-mapped project aligned to the Standard Grade Graphic Communication Course and culminates in a competition whereby winning students and their schools are awarded prizes. The initiative includes free teaching course books and student guides, detailed lesson plans, online and multimedia resource materials, and flexible, easy-to-teach course units, all designed to meet criteria in the Illustration and Presentation elements of the course.

Neil MacGowan, head of corporate affairs at the Scottish Qualifications Authority adds, “PrintIT! Scotland has all the hallmarks of a valuable and effective means of engaging with students and introducing them to the many career opportunities within the printing industry while working towards a nationally recognised qualification.”

Schools will also be given access to the ‘Twinning programme’, which links schools with local print-related businesses who can further assist teachers in the delivery of the course and provide the students with real hands-on experience and mentoring.

The teachers and student books were printed by Montgomery Litho Group (MLG) based in Glasgow, a member of Graphic Enterprise Scotland.

Commenting on PrintIT! Scotland, Bob Hodgson, director of Graphic Enterprise Scotland says, “It’s really exciting to be involved in a project that not only plays a role in the education of our youngsters, but also gives them the opportunity to learn more about our high-tech industry. We will also be encouraging our members to get involved too as part of the Twinning Programme, so they too can become part of something really special.”

For further information about the programme, visit the PrintIT! Scotland website at www.printit.org.uk/scotland

Agfa Graphics Partners with Global Imaging Inc. at 2010 FASTSIGNS Vendor Show

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Agfa Graphics, in partnership with Global Imaging, announced today that the :Anapurna Mw UV Inkjet printer will be demonstrated at the 2010 FASTSIGNS® Vendor Show (Booth 700) January 29th -31st, 2010, at the Austin Convention Center. Global Imaging is Agfa’s newest national wide-format partner, with over 14-years of experience selling fully integrated systems into the sign and digital market.

"The teams at Global Imaging and Agfa are focused on helping clients address their business challenges before recommending equipment, thereby laying the groundwork for a successful and profitable investment. This year's FASTSIGNS Vendor Show is an opportunity for these businesses to refocus and gain information on the newest technologies that will aid in the economic recovery. This is exciting for the industry and a great way to start the year," said Michael White, Wide-format Sales Manager, Agfa North America.

Agfa's current portfolio of inkjet solutions provides a wide spectrum of capabilities that extend beyond traditional sign and display applications with higher speed and higher quality at an affordable investment. The all-new :Anapurna Mw adds single-pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white to the :Anapurna M series. This creates new possibilities for printing on transparent material and backlit applications or printing white as a spot color. The combination of photographic reproduction quality with white functionality makes the :Anapurna Mw a standout in the marketplace.

In addition to selling these great new printers, Global Imaging can assist FASTSIGNS franchise stores with selling their current equipment to make room for new technologies through their Global Garage division. Today, the Global Garage is the premier marketplace for print professionals wishing to buy, sell or find quality used commercial printer equipment.

EFI reports positive results in Q4

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Q4 marks company's return to profitability and cash generation, delivering $0.05 of non-GAAP EPS

Foster City, Calif. - Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2009. For the quarter ended December 31, 2009, the Company reported revenues of $114.0 million, compared to fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $135.3 million.

GAAP net loss was $(3.4) million or $(0.07) per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to a GAAP net loss of $(104.5) million or $(2.03) per diluted share for the same period in 2008.

GAAP net loss was $(2.2) million or $(0.04) per diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009, compared to a GAAP net loss of $(113.4) million or $(2.16) per diluted share for the same period in 2008.

Non-GAAP net income was $2.3 million or $0.05 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to non-GAAP net income of $6.7 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the same period in 2008.

Non-GAAP net loss was $(10.7) million or $(0.22) per diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009, compared to non-GAAP net income of $41.2 million or $0.74 per diluted share for the same period in 2008.

"Our results continue to show improvement as we delivered 13% sequential revenue growth driven by a strong rebound in our Fiery business posting 26% quarter over quarter growth. In addition, we delivered on our commitment to return to profitability and generate cash in the fourth quarter," said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. "As we look to 2010, we will be focused on profitable growth while continuing to provide the print industries' most innovative technology."