Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Latest updates from Labelexpo India

Fujifilm Sericol debuts latest products for Indian market

Fujifilm Sericol India (stall H16) will be showing a number of its products for the first time in the Indian market including the Uvivid UV narrow web product range for the label industry.

UVivid Flexo Supernova White is an ultra-opaque flexo printable ink that can replace rotary screen white ink and allows fine text and opaque solids to be combined on the same plate. Also being highlighted are its High Opacity UVivid Flexo Colours. The special high opaque UVivid flexo colour matched shades produce opaque prints on clear film label materials without the need for a backing white, which can be hard to register, and allow opaque solids and text to be printed in a single pass. Its shrink Sleeve White is an opaque white ink that has been specially designed for reverse printing onto shrink sleeve labels. It combines the necessary slip properties with high opacity and can withstand high shrinkage without cracking. In addition to these products, the UVivid range includes innovative flexo colour inks (available as Pantone, process or metallic colours), rotary screen and flat screen products developed specifically for the label industry.

Gallus - greater customer proximity and new innovations

For the first time the Gallus Group (stall E21) will participate at Labelexpo India 2012 with its own and regional Gallus Sales and Service Organization – Gallus India Private Limited – and demonstrate the clear focus on local customer proximity.

Furthermore, Gallus will unveil numerous innovations live at Labelexpo India 2012. The growth of a broader middle class in India is having a long-term impact on packaging markets and the demand for packaged goods. These developments, in turn, are boosting demand for high-quality labels and local manufacturing facilities. Gallus is therefore expanding its network of sales and service centres in India to ensure a local service for label printers in India. The newly founded company is headquartered in Mumbai and has branches in Bangalore and soon in Delhi. It is responsible for the markets of southern Asia, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. At present, nine specialists in sales, customer service and application support are working at Gallus India Pvt. Ltd.

Kodak demonstrates packaging solutions

Kodak (stall A32) will showcase its strength of packaging solutions at the show with a focus on Prepress and Digital Flexo NX plates for flexographic printing along with its offset and proofing solution.

Kodak Unified Workflow, Prepress and Digital Flexo NX plates for flexographic printing are designed to enable customers to print better and drive business growth through increased impact and production efficiencies, opening new doors for flexographic printers and service providers. One of the key solutions that will be highlighted at the show is Kodak Flexcel NX System; a complete solution for digital plate making that enables printers/converters to push the boundaries of flexo printing. Flexcel NX System delivers unique imaging technology and innovative materials that enable unprecedented image quality, stability and predictability in prepress and the pressroom.

Fife introduces powerful web guide for global applications

Maxcess (stall I28), a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, has just announced the release of the FIFE-500 Web Guiding System.

The compact new system features a color touch screen display similar to those seen in popular smart phone devices and intuitive operation via multiple languages or icons that are easy to understand. Central to the FIFE-500 is a color touch screen display that’s easy to learn and operate. The FIFE-500 supports 13 languages, 90 degree rotation of the screen, and intuitive icon-based operation. The system also features an advanced processor and an optional splice table to further improve efficiency during roll changes. Maxcess helps the web handling industry maximize productivity with convenient access to innovative products and services worldwide. By bringing together the leading brands of MAGPOWR, Fife and Tidland, Maxcess has built an unrivaled network of application experts with over 170 years combined experience to help customers improve efficiency and production quality anywhere in the world.

Martin Automatic showing MBSC butt splicer

Martin Automatic (stall E17) will exhibit its newest non-stop unwind for narrow web label printers, the MBSC butt splicer at Labelexpo India 2012.
The MBSC is designed for web widths to 330mm, and combines Martin’s patented lift-and-load roll-loading feature, inertia-compensated tension control, multi-substrate splice unit, and reliable controls into a compact fully automatic splicer.  The MBSC is affordable, practical and a smart upgrade that quickly improves productivity on an existing or new press. A range of Martin Automatic technology will be featured at The Technology Bar, hosted by Weldon Celloplast Limited. The Technology Bar is designed to help Indian label and packaging converters respond to the challenges of this growing market by presenting technical and high-value solutions to expand their businesses.

Lucky graphics ties up with Max Pro (Bodhi Professional Solutions)

Lucky Graphics (stall J7) will be showing a range of technology solutions to the Indian market for the packaging segment. It will be launching and showing MaxColor for the first time in India along with its MaxPro solution. MaxColor is an option within the MaxPro suite of applications that has been developed to help reduce the amount of inks/print stations used on press by changing/replacing existing colors. The overall benefits include increased image color vibrancy, lower ink usage and better registration (due to reduced print stations). Specifically aimed at packaging printers, MaxColor tool reduces the number of color separations by replacing one or more colors in a normal CMYK separation with one spot color.  The tool is aimed at those who often use Pantone colors to match specific brand colors, and can therefore also use them to enhance the overall image.

New bonus HST doctor blades from Convertech

Convertech Equipment Pvt Ltd (stall E5), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company manufacturing high quality lamella type steel doctor blades, is pleased to launch a new line of high performance doctor blades. Bonus – HST is a unique offering, the Sureprint HST is a long running doctor blade having superior rigidity and uniform wear enabling fine doctoring at high speeds and low pressure. Suitable for gravure and flexographic printing, these blades offer trouble free printing even with poor print setup. They are especially suitable for mitigating hazing issues and reducing breaking of blade ends due to uneven cylinder ends.