NELA Acquires OMCS Optical Measurement
February 17, 2009

In an asset deal, NELA Brüder Neumeister GmbH of Lahr, Germany, acquired on January 26, 2009 the entire product range of OMCS Optical Measurement GmbH in Dessau, Germany.

NELA Makes Conversion to One-Around Easy
December 2, 2008

NELA offers a simple and convenient tool to facilitate the conversion from two-around to one-around. NELA has installed equipment for the one-around conversion at many European and Asian newspapers and therefore brings a great deal of experience in both the press and pre-press conversion.

October 1, 2008

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NELA Assumes Service and Support for Strobbe Benders
August 11, 2008

OAKDALE, MN—August 11, 2008—NELA is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Punch Graphix to assume first-tier service & support responsibilities for all existing Strobbe benders worldwide. In Mid-2007 Strobbe bender users were notified that Strobbe (Punch Graphix) would no longer support or honor service or maintenance contracts on the installed Strobbe plate bending equipment in the US and that any future service would be facilitated through their service office in Belgium. With this new agreement, NELA will now provide service, parts and ongoing support for existing Strobbe benders installed worldwide starting immediately. “We look forward to supporting the existing

August 1, 2008

Allegra Names Heidelberg USA ‘Supplier of the Year’ Winner NORTHVILLE, MI—Allegra Network honored Heidelberg USA with the Supplier of the Year award at its 2008 Allegra Network convention. Allegra Network franchise members vote to choose the winner. In April 2007, Heidelberg served as host for Allegra Network’s annual summit trip to Heidelberg, Germany. More than 160 of Allegra Network’s top franchise members participated in the event. The Allegra Network consists of Allegra Print & Imaging, American Speedy Printing Centers, Insty-Prints and Signs Now. Multi-City Road Show Deemed a Success MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Buhrs Americas and Lake Image Systems teamed up and headed for the road

Transcontinental Transmag and Seattle Times Tap Nela
July 25, 2008

OAKDALE, MN—July 25, 2008—Two more North American printers decide on NELA equipment to automate and control their plate flow in the prepress department. NELA is proud to be one of the partners of Transcontinental Transmag on their new press project in Montreal, Canada. The NELA system will vision register, punchbend and inspect plates exiting three (3) CTP devices. With the help of NELA NPS Barcode & Page Tracking Software, the plates will be then transported to the quiet room next to the press consoles. Plates destined for the upper press deck will be navigated by a plate lift onto a multi-bin plate stacking

Very Successful Drupa for Nela
June 19, 2008

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY/OAKDALE, MN—June 19th, 2008—During the two weeks of drupa, Nela was able to close many transactions with customers from all over the world. Among Nela’s new customers are “Freie Presse”, Chemnitz; “Thairath Newspaper”, Bangkok; “Times of India” and “Dainik Baskar” both of India; “Zero Hora”, Brazil and “Quick Marsh” of England newspapers. The evening before drupa, the Freie Presse in Chemnitz, Germany decided to use Nela punchbending devices for complete automation of their prepress area. Three (3) Nela Evolution Vision PunchBenders, in connection with Kodak CTP devices, will punch and bend the plates before they are transported to the new

Kodak Solutions Featured in Numerous Stands at Drupa
May 23, 2008

ROCHESTER, NY—May 23—In addition to the broad portfolio of integrated solutions on display at Kodak’s stand D01, in Hall 5, KODAK Products can be found throughout drupa. Vendors will feature Kodak’s prepress, workflow and digital printing solutions on their stands. “Kodak is committed to open architecture, making it possible for more customers to integrate our solutions into their operations and to support connectivity with other vendors’ solutions,” said Kevin Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The prevalence of KODAK Solutions is a testament to the innovation and applicability of Kodak Solutions in today’s blended production environments. We

Nela Acquires M&A Pass-System GmbH
May 7, 2008

LAHR/BURSCHEID, GERMANY—May 07, 2008—With an ‘Asset Acquisition’, Nela acquired M+A Pass-System GmbH. Both companies are manufacturers of equipment for the prepress industry. While NELA is active in the newspaper as well as in the commercial web and sheetfed markets, M+A has specialized in automatic register punching, sheering and bending systems for offset plates for the web market, focusing on high-quality and high-volume printers in Europe. “The acquisition is a great chance to offer our customers even better and more comprehensive services,” comments Frank Neumeister, General Manager of Nela Germany. “The trend towards even larger plate formats on the new printing presses as for

ACROSS the Nation
May 1, 2008

Perfecting Press Doubles Production BRAINTREE, MA—A six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector press with aqueous coater has been added at G.H. Dean Printing, and it has been twice as productive as the older press it replaced, reports CEO Ken Michaud. The new machine, which is the second six-color SM 102 perfector at G.H. Dean, is turning a lot more jobs in a shorter time due to the high degree of automation. Founded in 1889, the all-Heidelberg shop is a third-generation, family owned commercial printing and direct mail business that serves a regional clientele comprised of advertising agencies, marketing, financial services and healthcare companies,