Saturday, September 7, 2019

Celebrating 42 years of waterless offset printing

As Labelexpo celebrates its 40th anniversary, we at Toray are also taking the opportunity to celebrate 42 years of waterless offset printing, sharing the story of how and why waterless offset printing came to be as well as where we see it going in the future.

After about five years of R&D, waterless offset printing was first introduced to the market at drupa 1977 and commercialized by Toray in 1978. The first waterless offset plates were TAP-type positive plates. Because the first plate was based on a positive working format, where about 95% of production is positive-working, the product was first marketed in Japan. Press, ink, and paper manufacturers collaborated with Toray to support the product, and the initial market acceptance there was very good.

Foil Customisation on Demand: Peleman enters the Label Printing and Packaging Industry

The perfect prototyping and proofing equipment, Peleman’s Flat Bed Foil Printer has been developed to allow users to create impressive designs, starting from a single piece, thereby maximising time and cost efficiencies. Making its debut in the label printing and packaging industry, Peleman will present its popular digital foil printer at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium in September.

Shilp Gravures expands its footprint in Eastern India : Acquires Kolkata-based Etone India

In a move to expand its presence in Eastern India with a larger footprint, Shilp Gravures has acquired 100% shares in Etone India, based in Kolkata. With this it has become a wholly subsidiary of Shilp Gravures from August 2019. With this acquisition, Shilp Gravures not only has been able to expand its geographical reach to the eastern part of India with added production facilities, but has become the second roller manufacturing facility in India apart from having pre-press and sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

Cosmo Films adds new products to the Synthetic Paper portfolio

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper has recently added two new products to its synthetic paper portfolio. One of the products is a digitally printable synthetic paper and other one is a high tear resistant synthetic paper.

The product launched for commercial digital printing can print with both powder toner based laser printers as well as liquid toner based printers. Laser printing is a newly introduced feature for the digital product and has been added keeping the huge potential of photo-album & coffee table book printing segment in mind. It is printable with almost any production printer-HP Indigo, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Canon to name a few. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Eminence Business Media’s maiden Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” – A big hit..

Eminence Business Media’s “Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” concluded on August 29th  & 30th , 2019 at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai.The theme of the summit was “Trends that have revolutionized the Pharma Packaging World”.The event was an outstanding success with 150+ delegates attending the conference with Karomi Technologies, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd, Condot Systems, Original 4 Sure, Great Four Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bobst India, Novel Automation Ltd., Bullion Flexipack Pvt. Ltd, Pharma Secure, Aptar Pharma, Nipro Pharma Packaging, Systech International, Immer Group, Sun Packaging, Nuplas Industries, Pharma Mantra, GS1 India, PCRI & ASPA partnering the event.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Nothing stops a Great Idea..!!

Blue Prism Digital installs Insignia6

California-based packaging specialist has invested in Rollem’s Insignia6 flexo-magnetic die cutter to fully control the design and production process in-house. Insignia6’s ability to convert intricate applications on a wide variety of substrates and thicknesses allows Blue Prism to offer faster turnaround with sustaining complete control and no down time.

“Our team is utilizing the Insignia in a variety of ways to expand our packaging line. Having the in-house control over the entire design, production and delivery process positions Blue Prism Digital to respond quickly to our clients’ needs’, said Barbara Buschmann, founder of Blue Prism Digital.

Bitek to launch new anytron digital laser die-cutter

Korean die-cutter manufacturer Bitek Technology Inc’s anytron brand will launch a compact size new digital laser die-cutter ‘any-CUT II’ (pictured) at Labelexpo Europe 2019. This is all-in-one unit that has web-guide, laminating, laser cutting, scrap paper removal, slitting and two re-winders. One of the most prominent features of this system is an auto-job changeover. It requires no manual work when it is operated. It does so by reading a barcode of the individual job. Hence, the cutting data is changed automatically without requiring any manual work.

Also, anytron will introduce add-on unit for any-CUT II that called ‘any-link‘ which acts as a buffer that synchronizes the speed between the printer and the laser die cutter. It makes it easy to connect the digital printer that a customer may wish to use with any-CUT II. It is specially designed to create a 100% digital in-line system without replacing the current printer.