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Seminars 2016

NZ Newspapers Move to 40gsm

New Zealand newspapers have reached a ‘watershed moment’ as paper volumes utilised in heatset web offset printing in NZ exceed those used in coldset, and 40gsm newsprint becomes the norm, says Willie Townend, Sales Manager NZ and Pacific Islands for Norske Skog.

Press Installation Updates

Manroland, Goss and Webco gave snapshot presentations of their press installations, sales and upgrades.
Manroland’s John Ostler said that working from a production site in Augsburg Germany, Manroland commanded 45% of new presses and extensions in 2015.

From Ballet Shoes to Zombies

From child ballerina to an MBA in education, and from working for a tobacco industry lobbyist to a career in the printing industry, Meredith Darke, General Manager of DIC in New Zealand, took delegates on a light-hearted journey through her life.

Blanket Conversions Explained

Delegates were taken through the process of converting blankets from cutting to barring by Eddie Holmes of Flint.
Eddie said the initial rolls come out of the USA mainly in heavy cardboard tubes. There are various widths with the widest roll requirement being 2134 mm.