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Fogra mourns the loss of former CEO Jan te Neues

The former Chairman of the Board of Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies, Jan te Neues, passed away on 19 November at the age of 84. His loss leaves a deep void, as te Neues maintained close contact with Fogra even 20 years after his departure as CEO.

National Regulatory Control Council confirms historic burdens for the economy

The current annual report of the German government’s National Regulatory Control Council (NRK) shows that compliance costs (the cost of complying with legal regulations and obligations) have reached an all-time high. The bvdm therefore supports the specific proposals of the NKR for a broader approach and a more efficient organisation of laws as well as the reduction of bureaucratic burdens.

bvdm economic telegram Business climate declines again in October

In October 2023, the seasonally and calendar-adjusted business climate in the German print and media industry fell again. While the business outlook for the next six months rose slightly, assessments of the current business situation collapsed. The business climate index calculated by the German Printing and Media Industries Federation fell by 2.8 per cent compared to the previous month, adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects. At 86.4 points, the index was around 1.8 per cent above the previous year’s level, but reached a new low for the year. Companies’ business situation continues to be burdened by persistently weak demand and below-average capacity utilisation.

Updated tricot machine by Karl Mayer

Hessian textile machinery company Karl Mayer has launched an updated version of its state-of-the-art HKS 3-M ON warp knitting machine. The machine has been further developed and improved to meet the new requirements of the textile industry. The focus is on digital solutions for patterning and product management, as well as mechanical optimizations.

FESPA 2024 – Opportunities, Revealed

FESPA Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and the inaugural Sportswear Pro will take place from 19-22 March 2024 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These parallel events will showcase a wealth of solutions for specialty printing, signage, personalisation and sportswear and leisurewear production.

Fogra Symposium Colour Management

Fogra’s Colour Management Symposium will take place for the ninth time on 21 and 22 February 2024. The international colour management event in Munich is a firm fixture in the community. The presentations by users are particularly interesting. Eight speakers from printing companies, brand manufacturers and the decor sector have confirmed their attendance.

Brother: Water-based latex inks

As society has progressed, printing has become indispensable and plays a major role in industry. At the same time, developments in recent years show that environmental awareness has been greatly heightened. In the context of environmental friendliness and printing inks, water-based inks are the better choice compared to eco-solvent or UV inks.

drupa next age: Platform for Networking and New Business 2024

The drupa next age (dna) special show specifically highlights newcomers and young talents in the print and packaging industry. With Deborah Corn and Frank Tueckmantel, drupa has gained two strong partners with many years of industry expertise to organize and design the trend forum for cross-sectional technologies.

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