Thursday, September 27, 2018

The "Transformation of Flexo" enters a new phase with Kodak's Flexcel NX Ultra Solution

Over the past decade, the Kodak Flexcel NX System has revolutionized the flexo industry, bringing an unprecedented level of quality and performance to flexo printing for the benefit of everyone involved in the packaging value chain. Kodak is now announcing another revolutionary innovation – its Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution. This new solution is the result of Kodak's continued R&D investment in flexo, which has repeatedly produced progressive advancements in recent years.

Next phase in the continuing success story of Flexcel NX
The Flexcel NX Ultra Solution enables the outstanding and proven print performance for which Flexcel NX Plates have become well known, with solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing that can deliver a press-ready plate in less than an hour and sustain clean, consistent plates in a high-volume production environment.

New Technology on Display at Labelexpo

Labelexpo Americas is the prime opportunity to witness the new face of Mark Andy and truly understand our commitment to the converter. Formerly a company maintaining an OEM-centric business model, the organization has more than doubled its supply and service operations and expanded workflow offerings in recent years. Six new innovations never before seen by the Labelexpo Americas audience will be unveiled and eight technologies are slated to be demonstrated during the three day event in stand 319.

Three Nilpeter presses are making their US debuts at Labelexpo Americas 2018

On its stand, the press manufacturer shows the new FA and the Panorama Hybrid press, while the new FB-350 is on display at the Kurz booth. Nilpeter’s new offerings are said to be ideally suited to the next generation of printers, and the needs of Industry 4.0, thanks to their automating of almost all processes.

Next-generation Xeikon QB Toner replaces QA and ICE toners for all 3000 series and Cheetah digital label presses

As a leader in the development of dry toner printing technologies, having been in the dry toner research and development game for 30 years, Xeikon is bringing its latest dry toner developments to Labelexpo Americas. The new next-generation QB toner replaces QA-I and ICE toners for Xeikon 3000 series and Cheetah digital label presses. QB toner is now being shipped with all new label & packaging presses from Xeikon. Existing customers will be able to upgrade their presses in early 2019. Xeikon will be located in the Flint Group booth, Hall A #728, at the show, scheduled for 25 to 27 September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mouvent makes its US debut at Labelexpo Americas: Presenting its Cluster technology for digital label printing.

Mouvent is making its US debut at Labelexpo Americas 2018, and presenting its Cluster technology for digital label printing. The Mouvent Cluster uses extremely compact and lightweight clusters instead of fixed size print bars by color, arranging them in a modular, scalable matrix. The result is one system that can be adapted for all sorts of substrates, widths, and for all type of markets.

Esko at Fachpack: “Packaging Connected”

Esko’s innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

At the show, Esko will address the various packaging development challenges faced by brand owners, premedia and converters, aiming at streamlining the end-to-end production. Esko connects the different stakeholders in the packaging workflow on one platform, delivering transparency and higher efficiency, faster time to market and fewer human touchpoints, thus reducing chances for errors. Job specifications, order information, approval cycles, CAD and graphic data, manufacturing and logistics requirements and more, all come together in one connected and integrated workflow.