Despite extensive planning for our participation and our ongoing support for DRUPA 2021, the current corona pandemic and the associated restrictions mean that we cannot guarantee a successful trade fair. Even if all levels of hygiene are first class and all health and safety guidelines are well set out, we cannot and will not expose our employees, and of course our customers, to any potential health risk.

As a globally active company, we must also consider the restrictions on international travel and the impact this might have on visitor numbers and the ability of our international colleagues to attend the trade fair.

Therefore, Kinyo will cancel its participation in DRUPA 2021.

Kinyo sponsors the technical School of printing and media technology.

The new Albrecht-Dürer Berufskolleg in Düsseldorf was opened in the summer of 2018. The construction time of the new building complex was almost one and a half years. The room is a bright, modern and transparent design with investments made in new technology. The Berufskolleg is the largest commercial / technical institution in the capital.

Kinyo supports the graduates in printing and media technology through sponsorship and with the help of these donations, a self-portrayal in the form of a project is made. After successful conclusion the self-presentation serves the student as a preparation in the occupation of choice and gives the student the opportunity to emphasize themselves and their skills.

sponsoring technical school Düsseldorf

Christoph Stange (2019 graduate); Anne Just, Business Development Manager Kinyo Germany GmbH, Juri Kurmaew (2019 graduate)

The training to become a print and media technologist is a full-time course which spans over 2 years and is free of charge. The training content ranges from prepress, machine programs, business studies and printing process technology to post press.

Approximately 10 students per year decide to take the steps to become a technician of printing and media technology.

“The interesting thing about the printing industry is the high technical requirements. In addition, the field is very varied and there are many different application processes. The continuous further development of technologies and a multitude of possibilities make this profession very interesting,” says Christoph Stange.

In the print and media technologist’s workshop there is a sheet-fed offset printing machine HD SM 52-2, a digital printing machine, as well as a platen. The machines are used for printing and the technology and structure of the machines are explained in detail.  In addition, the “InDesign” program and the latest computer technology are used. This ensures the students are optimally trained after successful completion.

Anne Just asked one of the students Yuri Kurmaew “What kind of profession do you want to work in after the graduation and what kind of support do you have?

Yuri replied by saying “Typical occupations after graduation are Sales representatives, project managers or purchasing in the printing industry. Some graduates also become plant managers and take over a family business or work as production managers in large printing groups. The school supports us by working with many companies like Kinyo and they help with job placement. Graduates from previous years also come to the school and look for new employees. The self-portrayal helps with the job search, in order to give the companies a better impression of us. Therefore, the donations are very important for us and our school is the only one that offers something like this.

Christoph Stange is a trained printer and employed at the Münster newspaper printing plant. Juri Kurmaew is a trained printer and worked for Ardagh Group as a metal decorator.

Kinyo would like to wish the graduates every success in their final exams, the elaboration of their self-portrayal and all the best in their professional careers.

Bishops Printers Ltd and Kinyo UK Ltd have recently worked closely together to evaluate Kinyo’s latest printing blanket called Triton – following extensive R&D work in Japan the Triton product was made available for UK trials earlier this year. Technical Sales Manager Paul Pickering held meetings with the Bishops management team of Paul Cull and Paul Hambling to arrange for press trials to commence on the newly installed Heidelberg XL75 ten colour with Impress Control. These trials were extremely successful, so Triton was further tested across the remaining 10 colour presses plus the Speedmaster SX74 presses with equal success.

Adam Carter (Printer), Paul Cull (Pressroom Manager) and Mike Collins (Printer)

As a result Triton has now been fitted to all 69 B2 units in the Bishops Printers Ltd press room – consumption over the previous blanket has been lowered over the 3 month trial period, this has been possible thanks to the construction of the Triton blanket – one of the many advantages is the thicker compressible layer which is designed to help absorb smashes.

The tough ThermaSphere® compressible layer also provides the optimum stability and rapid recovery required for high speed printing.

Uniform compressibility and very low gauge loss makes Triton the perfect product for all size formats.

The specially developed surface rubber provides an excellent balance between ink transfer and sheet release, ensuring good solid reproduction and consistent dot gain.

The specially formulated rubber surface has been designed for use with conventional and UV inks.

Bishops Printers Ltd were established in 1992, the family business has grown to become one of the largest specialist B2 lithographic and digital print and mailing firms in the UK, boasting an impressive 69 B2 printing units – Their speciality is anything stitched or perfect bound, such as brochures, catalogues, magazines, booklets and programmes, but they offer a lot more besides.

Bishops Printers Ltd litho plant list: 5 x Heidelberg XL75 10 colour presses (4 with Impress), 1 x Heidelberg XL75 8 colour (with Impress), 1 x Heidelberg SX74 6 colour and 1 x Heidelberg SX74 5 colour (with colour control).

Contact details:

Bishops Printers, Walton Road,
Farlington, Portsmouth PO6 1TR

+4423 9233 4900

For more information on Kinyo Triton please contact Kinyo UK Ltd: +44113 200 5680 or Paul Pickering +447836 687777.

ZONTEN, manufacturer of semi-rotary narrow web offset printing machines, opens its European headquarters (with permanent showroom) located in Barcelona.

ZONTEN EUROPE offers high quality label printing machinery with advanced technology for the entire European and South American market.

Zonten Europe has carried out different tests with different blanket manufacturers to be able to approve and recommend the most suitable for their machines. KINYO Jupiter UV blanket has been the one that has given the best results of behavior and printing quality in the “Multiprint ZTJ 330/520”.


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For more information about Kinyo Jupiter UV, click here or please contact us (+34) 93 478 06 32.

PPA have won the Golden Cadrat d’Or for high quality print jobs. They print for the biggest perfume brands like Chanel, Dior, Lancôme, Vuitton and many more.

“The Cadrat d’Or is the oldest and most prestigious French printing competition and is awarded every year for the quality and technical excellence of a printer. (Source:

Kinyo have worked very well for many years with the family owned company. We provide an H-UV solution with our Olympia LE blankets which is combined with technical expertise and support.

Kinyo technical sales manager Marc Than helped them to achieve their product goals of first-class quality printing, as printing on a wide variety of substrates is one of the key benefits of Olympia LE thanks to its excellent release properties.

The dedicated EPDM UV surface is designed to work effectively with H-UV and LE-UV ink systems, whilst offering high resistance to embossing from aggressive UV inks and washes – its buffed surface is designed to offer excellent solid coverage without compromising on dot quality.

PPA was founded in Montreuil, France in 1982 and Eric Broche runs the family owned company. They have two Komori H-UV presses and was the first 100% H-UV printer in France. Eric says “We invested 7 years ago in two new Komori H-UV presses, one with 5 colors plus coating and the other one with 6 colors plus coating. With that investment we ensure our customers highest quality including ecology and sustainability.”

Kinyo would like to congratulate PPA Mahé, Eric Broche and his entire team for receiving the 2019 Golden Cadrat Award and for using our Olympia LE blankets on their H-UV Komori machines. We are very proud to work with such a high quality and forward thinking company.

Eric Broche General Director (Owner) and Christophe Debue Technical and Production Manager of PPA.

Kinyo and Tecnorulli have extended the distribution agreement for the Italian market.

Kinyo, one of the leading manufacturers of printing blankets for the entire offset printing especially in packaging, metal decoration, heatset, coldest, LED-UV and UV market, has approved Tecnorulli, the Italian market leader of coatings and compounds for rubber and polyurethane rollers, as distributor for Kinyo blankets in Italy.

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