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The Manufacturers and users of modern printing presses rightly expect their materials suppliers to provide comprehensive system solutions. In today’s streamlined, ideally uninterrupted printing process, rollers, blankets and cleaning solvents form a functional unit. Bottcher – the industry benchmark in rubber covered rollers – offer their partners a fully competitive working system tuned to the specific needs of the application.Bottcher is a global company with more than 275 years of experience in the development and manufacture of “world-class” materials for the printing industry. When you choose original Bottcher products, know that you have a vast network of resources available to you. Visit www.boettcher-systems.com

DIC is committed to being a world’s best supplier of inks, coatings, systems and services – adding maximum value to their customers – operations in the areas of visual impact and decoration through colour and technology. Visit www.dic.co.nz

Premium Sponsors

FUJIFILM NZ Limited
Global Press Technologies

Global Press Technologies partners with printers in providing world leading press chemicals and equipment solutions that enable their customers to be well positioned for an ever changing industry. From UV Systems that generate extra revenue to Automatic Blanket wash systems that help reduce press downtime and increase press efficiency. They also provide press chemical products sourced from around the World that are proven to help your press run trouble free. Their business offers their customers various solutions based on their specific needs. They don’t use the one hat fits all philosophy, they work with their customers to find their specific requirements then provide them with solutions based on their needs, followed up with a wealth of Technical support and service.

Their Global partners are World leading print industry technology manufacturers and suppliers that are highly regarded within the markets they service. Visit www.globalpresstechnologies.com

Norske Skog

Founded in 1952, Tasman commenced production of newsprint at its Bay of Plenty mill in Kawerau, New Zealand, in 1955.
Norske Skog Tasman is an entirely virgin fibre mill and uses sustainably managed plantation radiata pine. Annual paper production is up to 150,000 tonnes.
Norske Skog Tasman is a manufacturer and supplier of directory, newsprint, improved newsprint and book paper products to publishers and print media organisations in New Zealand and overseas. It is a provider of emergency response and occupational health services to nearby industrial customers. It is also a generator, seller and significant consumer of electricity participating directly in New Zealand’s wholesale electricity market. Visit www.norskeskog.com

QI Press Controls

Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) develops and supplies high quality and innovative optical measurement and control systems for the web offset printing presses. Its systems are being sold globally by a dealer network and subsidiary companies. QIPC wants to be a partner to her customers in offering specific solutions optimizing their production line with the main goal of decreasing the use of materials and increasing quality and efficiency.Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) enables its customers to produce higher quality prints in a shorter time and more cost efficient, by; Offering its customers high quality, innovative, closed loop systems, that automate the manual print process, improve the print process, save on raw material, gain valuable uptime, bring down the costs, obtain the fastest return on investment possible, and give insight into the quality of the production and the planning, and by; delivering high quality, reliable and adequate lifetime support and service: always, everywhere and at the right time. Visit www.qipc.com

Revolution Packaging

Revolution Packaging are a collective of leaders and experts from the Printing and Packaging Industry who have left corporate life to challenge the norm. 

They liaise with the entire supply chain to ensure the demands of today’s environmental concerns are met, whilst paving the way for new technologies to ensure real results for a better tomorrow. Visit www.revolutionpackaging.co.nz

Supporters Club

Agfa Graphics

Agfa Graphics is a world leader in prepress solutions for the printing and publishing industries. Agfa Graphics provides commercial, newspaper and packaging printers with the most extensive range of workflow automation, project management, computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and proofing solutions.As the world’s largest plate supplier, Agfa Graphics produces analog plates as well as thermal, visible light, and chemistry-free digital plates to offer advanced solutions for different printing applications. Visit www.agfa.com

Flint CPS

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including:
a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7500 people. Revenues for 2018 were € 2.1 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. Visit www.flintgrp.com

Futon Paper & Pulp Inc.

Over the last two decades, the world witnessed the thriving of China paper industry. Today, it has been raised to a pretty high level in both quality and cost-efficiency aspects through utilizing most advanced manufacturing equipment, cutting-the-edge technologies and streamlined workmanship. They are very proud of the active role they have been playing in the evolution by helping their clients worldwide to benefit from the booming of this industry. Incorporated in 1998 in Shanghai, FUTON is a very professional international trading company wholly-owned and operated by local Chinese. Their strength lies in our second-to-none knowledge of China paper industry, strong partnership with key paper mills and the dedicated operation team with global vision. They focus on long-term business relationships and welcome clients who do as well. Visit www.futonpaper.com

Kodak

By the time Eastman launched his dry plate business in 1880, European interest in photography was keen, but its practice was mostly limited to professionals. Eastman recognized the potential of the world market for amateur photographers. Only five years after the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company was established in the U.S., a sales office was opened in London. Within the next few years, particularly after the introduction of the KODAK camera and Eastman’s simplified methods, picture-taking became popular with hundreds of thousands of amateurs. In 1889, the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, Limited, was incorporated in London, England, to handle distribution of Kodak products in countries outside the U.S. At first, all goods were manufactured in Rochester. Before long, the combined international and domestic demand outpaced plant resources. Construction of a factory at Harrow, England — just outside London — was completed in 1891. By 1900, distribution outlets had been established in France, Germany, Italy, and other European countries. A Japanese outlet was under consideration, and construction of a factory in Canada was underway with the organization of Canadian Kodak Company, Limited. Today, Kodak has manufacturing operations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and Kodak products are available in virtually every country across the globe. Visit www.kodak.com

Leach Print & Bindery Supplies

S.C. Leach Ltd was established in 1918 and in the last 50-60 years have built a solid reputation for providing a comprehensive range of quality consumables at consistently low prices with good honest and reliable technical advice to the Printing, Print Finishing, Diemaking and Bookbinding industry.S.C. Leach Ltd, now owned and operated by Brian & Susan Kidston have now joined forces with Australian based Birk & Blyme Pty Ltd. Birk & Blyme source high quality parts from their specialist supplier network. They have over 20 years experience in delivering these quality parts to customers both in New Zealand and Australia.The new partnership is great news for our customers in New Zealand, by combining our significant buying potential we are able to access Birk & Blymes extensive supplier network and pass those savings onto our valued customers.In 2000, we established a company in Australia called Interscrews International and the prime object was to supply the specialized Brass & Nickel Chicago Interscrews, which we manufacture in NZ, to customers throughout Australia. Birk & Blyme will distibute the Interscrew range from thier offices in Sydney giving us access to their International dealer network in South East Asia. Visit www.leach.kiwi

manroland

manroland AG is one of the leading printing systems manufacturer and the world’s market leader in web offset. Webfed and sheetfed offset presses from Augsburg and Offenbach provide tailor-made solutions for publishing, commercial, and packaging printing. A worldwide network of around 100 sales and service centers markets manroland’s own products and inkjet-based digital printing systems from Oc? as well as ancillary printing equipment and pressroom products.In addition, with manroland Industrial Services, the company offers contract staffing with highly qualified technical personnel for a wide variety of assignments, as well as engineering services and projects. manroland Mechatronic Systems in Plauen offers third-party customers the opportunity to expand their production capacity through having manroland take over and complete projects, and benefit from the company’s internationally recognized expertise in manufacturing plant and equipment that works in tolerances measured in micrometers. manroland designs, plans, builds, equips, and commissions sheetfed and web offset printing plants from prepress through printing right up to finishing. The PRINTVALUE services portfolio offers added value with its four brands: manroland is a provider of customized 24/7 service and maintenance packages plus integrated services and training measures (printservices). The portfolio includes a certified range of pressroom products (printcom) as well as software products and workflow management systems (printnet). The company provides consultancy services covering all aspects of investment and building planning, organization, management, systems engineering and process optimization (printadvice). Visit www.manroland.com

Muller Martini

Muller Martini is an international operation and a market leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a wide range of print finishing systems and of infinitely variable web offset printing solutions. Our main objective is to develop innovative products and services in line with market requirements to meet our customers highest standards.Whilst pressure on costs and time in the graphic arts industry is growing steadily, there is simultaneously a demand for the quality of the end products to improve more and more. This all requires perfection and rational, fully automated systems which can be digitally networked. This is Muller Martini’s strength. Our flexible, cost-effective and fully integrated solutions allow our customers to remain on top of the challenges of today and tomorrow.Muller Martini have a comprehensive product range: from variable-format web offset presses through press delivery systems, saddle stitchers, perfect binders, hardcover systems, newspaper mailroom systems to digital On-Demand book production. Our systems are developed and manufactured in ultramodern production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, China and the USA. Visit www.mullermartini.com

Nekkorb Solutions

NEKKORB Solutions was founded in 2009 by Frank Brokken who has more than 35 years experience in the printing industry. Frank, a printer by trade, understands printers’ needs. With his knowledge he set about to bring together a portfolio of world class suppliers and their products to help New Zealand and Australian printers. Together with world class partners, NEKKOB offer’s its customers solutions that enhance the entire manufacturing process. From design through to the final conversion process NEKKORB’s quality products and service solutions will help your business control process consistency and inevitably this will lead to improved productivity and profitability. NEKKORB personnel take special pride in delivering products and services to customers in an absolutely confidential, professional and ethical manner. In today’s competitive market place they strongly believe that a partnership with these qualities is meaningful and goes a long way to building strong, sound partnerships with customers. Visit www.nekkorbsolutions.co.nz

Reclaim

Established in 1975 as Paper Reclaim, they re branded as Reclaim in 2012 to reflect their broad range of services and their important position in the recycling market. They have enjoyed steady growth, becoming recognised as the market leader in the commercial collection and processing of recyclable cardboard, waste paper, glass bottles, plastic film and containers, aluminium and steel cans.

Reclaim is now the largest privately owned supplier of recyclable resources in New Zealand employing over 100 people. They reclaim valuable resources from recyclable waste using a 5 Point Reclaim Loop. They separate recyclable products at source, then sort and distribute them properly to provide reprocessing manufacturers with refined quality recyclable materials. Visit www.reclaim.co.nz

Servicom NZ Ltd

Servicom New Zealand is the first specialist printing blanket converter to provide complete solutions to the blanket and consumable needs of printers throughout New Zealand. Servicom New Zealand is a subsidiary of Servicom Pacific, the largest specialist blanket converter in Australia. Servicom Pacific was established by two New Zealander’s in 1991 and through its focus on client service and technical excellence, has become the first choice of quality printers in the Asia Pacific region. The Servicom Group works with a number of the world’s leading printing blanket manufacturers to ensure the best products for the local conditions are available to printers. Visit www.servicomnz.co.nz

Steelcraft

Steelcraft Engineering Ltd is a family owned industrial services company based in Auckland. The company’s two hands-on directors and their team oversee a range of projects that include fabrication and machining jobs, on site plant maintenance, machinery relocation and maintenance.

Steelcraft make it easy for you and your business – just one company who can take care of all your plant and machinery needs: they can build it, install it, upgrade it, move it and fix it. Visit www.steelcraft.co.nz

WRH Global

wrh-global is a worldwide leader in the area of conveying and processing systems for the manufacture of newspapers, magazines and illustrated print work. It is recognised throughout the printing industry as a specialist in post press processing.

Visit www.wrh-global.com.au