As one of the globally leading companies in the prepress sector, we place a high degree of value on a continual exchange with other players in our sector. We can follow trends and developments, but also actively help to organise these, in specialist work through our active role in knowledge-centre operations. We are part of working groups, make presentations at specialist conferences and get involved in specialist cooperation to contribute our expertise to the debate and to open up important topics.
Pro-Tiefdruck working group (ERA)
Within the framework of ERA ProTiefdruck the first uniform colour standard for packaging gravure was created under the management of the software producer GMG and Janoschka. The goal was a uniform generation process for repro data required for print template generation in order to reduce the time and cost which had been extensive up to then. PaC.Space, the result of the project work, was shown to a specialist public for the first time at Drupa in 2008.
Further information about PaC.Space
Image-to-Print is a global implementation series, which aims to give local printers, converters and brand owners an insight into the complexity of gravure. The format is a cooperation project between Sun Chemical, Windmöller & Hölscher, Nordmeccanica and Janoschka. The first target countries in the journey around the world are Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil and Argentina.
Further information and upcoming events
Education & Research Institutes
The European Rotogravure Association (E.R.A.), with approximately 130 member companies from the publication, packaging and decoration gravure printing as well as supplier industry for the leading international organisation of the gravure industry.
Pro Hélio is the French sector federation for the gravure industry. It represents the interests of 80 active members.
WVIB is an independent, regional federation of services which has 1,000 medium-sized producing, high-export companies that jointly account for 160,000 internationally competitive workplaces under its roof.
DFTA (German-speaking Flexoprinting association e.V.) represents over 300 leading member companies and so is one of the flexo-printing associations with the highest number of members in Europe.
Organic Electronics Saxony e.V. (OES) pursues the objective of strengthening the organic focal site in Saxony in a targeted way nationally and internationally. This is because the State of Saxony and especially the region of Dresden are Europe’s biggest cluster for organic semiconductors both in research and development and in production. More than 25 companies and 15 research institutes deal with this technology and cover the entire value-creation chain from university fundamental research to ready high-tech products.
Verein Deutscher Druckingenieure e.V. (VDD) fosters intensive exchanges with the scientific world and industry. The objective is to promote members, students and graduates of the printing press and printing technology disciplines by offering opportunities for further study and specialist exchanges.
WRO, Wirtschaftsregion Offenburg/Ortenau, is the agency for local marketing and public relations for our region. Its further focuses of development are the development of the existence of regional companies, the promotion of the foundation of new firms and exchanges between the political sector and the economy.