First issue of Albany Times Union rolled off the new press

Hearst Corporation has announced that the first issue of the redesigned and enhanced Albany Times Union rolled off the newly installed offset press on 19 March at the newspaper’s production facility in Colonie, N.Y.

Surprising US year-end figures

Tracking newspaper profitability in the United States has become increasingly difficult, but figures indicate the industry is not doing quite as badly as it sometimes appears, according to Rick Edmonds, researcher and writer for the Poynter Institute focusing on business and journalistic issues.

Druckzentrum Aschendorff obtains print quality certification

Druckzentrum Aschendorff is the seventh printing company worldwide at which a WAN-IFRA print quality certification process was successfully carried out. In order to qualify, the company had to prove that it was able to produce a consistently high standard of colour printing over the given period of almost one year.

Print media is a highly trustworthy advertising channel

A recent pan-European survey conducted by VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, asked more than 700 consumers in 13 countries about their media usage and their attitude towards advertising. Print Power, an organisation dedicated to promoting print media (, presented this week the results that underline the strength of print media.

KBA plans to enter the packaging printing market

With its acquisition of Flexotecnica, a manufacturer of specialised printing presses, Koenig & Bauer has indicated its intention to expand its existing broad portfolio by entering the growing market for flexible packaging.

Hans Müller, founder of Müller Martini, dies

Hans Müller, founder of the Müller Martini Group, has died at the age of 96 in Zofingen, Switzerland. Müller is credited as having pioneered machine construction for the graphic arts industry and helped shape the industry over decades.

Frankfurter Rundschau: sold to FAZ, printing plant to close

One year before its 50th anniversary, the printing plant in Neu-Isenburg is facing closure. The closure is a consequence of the filing for insolvency of the Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) in November 2012.