Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Finat Label Awards 2019 – Recognition for innovation and quality

Recognition, publicity and the chance to hold a prestigious award in their hands – these are only a few of the benefits for participants of the Finat Label Competition 2019. The 39th international label competition will once again highlight the best of the label print and narrow web flexible packaging markets. From self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, RFID labels, non-adhesive labels, innovative logistics tag to specially printed narrow web flexible packaging - there is almost no limit to the ideas of printing companies. 

There are five groups for entries and more than one possibility to be honoured. In addition to the ‘Best in Show’ Award winner and Group Awards winner, the jury selects winning companies for individual Category Awards and will assign Highly Commended Certificates.

Maritime Labels of Canada invests in HP Indigo 6900 to innovate in digital shrink sleeves

Maritime Labels and Packaging of Nova Scotia has chosen the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to deliver innovation to its markets for high-volume printing of digital shrink sleeves with unlimited flexibility for variation. The addition of the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press at the Bedford site will enable the converter to become the first supplier of digitally printed shrink sleeves in the region to its clientele, including craft beer, wine, spirits, cider, spices, juices, and nutraceutical brands.

“We believe in thinking outside the box as we develop our product offerings, aiming to add the highest quality products. After considering the available technologies, we concluded the print quality and flexibility the new HP Indigo 6900 shines,” said Paul Sproule, operations manager, Maritime Labels and Packaging. Maritime will also use the new HP Indigo 6900 to print on premium label substrates, while adding embellishments such as foiling, embossing, and screen printing.

Kodak announces winners of Global Flexo Innovation Awards, Celebrating Transformation of Flexo

12 of the best! Kodak announced the winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards, which recognize and honor companies that, through innovation, are driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards worldwide. The winners showcase innovation in creative use of graphic design, conversion from other printing processes, print production workflow improvement and commitment to sustainable printing.

Almost 100 companies from 26 countries submitted over 200 entries to the Awards, which were introduced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Kodak Flexcel NX System and conceived as the first flexo printing awards to “look beyond the package” and evaluate the impact of submissions on the entire value chain. Pier Luigi Sassanelli, chairman of the independent judging panel, assembled an expert international team of flexo experts and global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé and Kimberly-Clark.

Jet Marking Systems becomes Certified Partner of Markem-Imaje

Jet Marking Systems (JMS), a leading provider of label application solutions and ancillary equipment, has become a Certified Partner for product identification and traceability solutions manufacturer Markem-Imaje. The result of extensive vetting per Markem-Imaje’s Partner Program, the deal will increase parts, servicing and machinery availability for MI customers in Jet Marking Systems’ main territory of Western Canada.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Reifenhauser India Marketing celebrates 25 Years in Business

Toyo Ink India launches new “NEXpress” brand for safe packaging solutions

Toyo Ink India Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, has launched a new brand – NEXpress – to encompass all of its packaging-related inks and coatings, including regulatory safe lineup tailor-made for the packaging of food, toys, pharmaceuticals and other consumer products. The NEXpress basket of packaging solutions was developed to support Indian package printers in the production workflow, by supplying them with the materials and required certifications needed to meet today’s packaging performance and regulatory needs.