September 2005

Book now: hotel rooms for IPEX 2006

Please don't forget to book your rooms EARLY if you plan to attend IPEX 06 (4-11 April 2006). Rooms are going fast and if you want to be in the centre of Birmingham or close to the NEC then you should act now. Tony Bosel and his team at Creative Travel & Event Management (they organize our distributor conferences) is the approved accommodation agency for the show and still has availability at a range of prices.

For full details and a booking form please contact Tony direct on +44 (0)20 8429 5137 or email:

Did you know...?
• Ipex 2002 recorded a gross attendance of 94,023 visitors with 36% from outside the UK. Half of all visitors at IPEX felt there was no need to attend any other show worldwide. Source:

Worlds Most Expensive Hotel Room
The most expensive hotel room in the world as of 2003 is the Imperial Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, which can be reserved for the princely sum of $33,000 (£20,907) per night.
Source: Guinness Book of Records

World's best daily newspapers
The Swiss media consultancy AG Internationale Medienhilfe (IMH) has classified the world's 10 best daily newspapers based on a survey of 1,000 company heads, politicians, journalists, academics and advertising professionals in more than 50 countries. Financial Times was the preferred reading of an unrivalled 19.4% of respondents.

1. Financial Times, UK - 19.4%
2. Wall Street Journal, USA - 17.0%
3. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeiting, Germany - 16.2%
4. Le Monde, France - 12.5%
5. Neue Z¸rcher Zeiting, Switzerland - 12.1%
6. The New York Times, USA - 8.1%
7. International Herald Tribune, France / International - 5.2%
8. Asahi Shimbun, Japan - 2.6%
9. El Pais, Spain - 1.9%
10. Corriere della Sera, Italy - 1.3%

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Tim Taylor joins Screen as Marketing Manager

We are pleased to announce that Tim Taylor has joined Screen Europe as Marketing Manager. He heads up our marketing team and will spearhead our communication strategies throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Tim has been involved with the industry for over 20 years including roles as International Marketing Manager at Linotype Hell (acquired by Heidelberg) and since 1995, as Marketing Director of Butler and Tanner, one of the UK's largest and most innovative printing firms. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience from both a manufacturer and successful printer's point of view that gives him a wide perspective on the industry and is ideal for his new role. Here he shares with us his first impressions from his first few weeks at Screen.

Read Tim's first impressions here

Lynx leads with Truflow 3/Tharsten MIS integration

Commercial printer, Lynx DPM, is the first to integrate a Tharstern MIS with Trueflow 3 and K-station, Komori's press control system. The result for Lynx is a dramatically enhanced workflow.


Digital print workflow for TruePress 344 launched at DPW 05

Screen distributors Litho Supplies, Apex Digital Graphics and GAE will all highlight Screen's technologies at Digital Print World at London's Earls Court from 18th-20th October. Don't miss Litho Supplies demonstrating Screen's innovative Truepress 344 digital offset press driven by Screen's new specialist digital press workflow, Trueflow Rite TP. Visitors can register now for free tickets on


Spektacolor under the microscope

Simon Eccles reviews Screen's new Spektacolor pre-press technology, which solves spot colour dilemmas for packaging: "Screen's Spektacolor technology in the Trueflow workflow promises to be a very important addition to Screen's growing range of pre-press production systems for packaging. By reducing or eliminating the need for spot colours, it give significant savings in pre-press, make-ready and ink costs."


Workshop 05: leading suppliers demo production integration

A Screen PlateRite 8800 CTP system, integrated with MIS systems and multiple Lithrone presses, will be demonstrated during Komori's 'Workshop 05' next month. The complete package will be operated in an automated CIP3/4 environment demonstrating the whole production process, from JDF pre-press technology, to finishing.

Workshop 05 will take place over four days, 18th - 21st October, at the Komori showroom in Leeds, UK. For more information or to reserve your place please contact Fern Jones at Komori on 0113 279 9900 or email

Digital production guides
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Screen is working with industry consultants and publishers Digital Dots to help more companies understand digital production technologies for print media. Along with several other companies, we are working together to develop the second edition of the Digital Dots Buyers' guides. The first edition of this highly regarded series was published at Drupa and the second edition will be available in print at Ipex 2006. There are five titles in the series and include unbiased and straightforward explanations of how digital production and print technologies work, their development and purpose. To purchase or read more about the guides go to or email Laurel Brunner on