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Saturday, June 9, 2018

New Software improves production efficiency and product compliance

Markem-Imaje released Version 6.0 of its CoLOS information management system which provides manufacturers with even higher uptime, throughput and compliance in their product coding and packaging activities.

Esko, AVT, X-Rite, and Pantone come together to Create a “Right First Time” Workflow Across the Packaging Supply Chain

Esko, a global technology innovator providing hardware and software for packaging design, development and production, reported that it has joined forces with Danaher sister companies AVT, X-Rite and Pantone to integrate its automation and collaboration solutions, with the X-Rite and Pantone color technology and AVT’s camera inspection solutions.

Bobst launches revolutionary Digital Inspection Table to offer superior print quality control

Bobst has unveiled its pioneering Digital Inspection Table – a novel technology designed to drive productivity and virtually remove print production errors. The Digital Inspection Table incorporates digital projection for the proofing of printed sheets and die-cut blanks, whilst providing real-time visual representations to match product with digital proofs. It uses HD projectors to illuminate the product sample with quality control imaging, enabling the operator to easily see if quality standards are matched or compromised.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Inspirational Innovation sets the tone at FINAT’s Label Competition

The aesthetic appeal of Multi-Color Corporation North America Wines & Spirits’ Sidewinder Spirits label helped it achieve the accolade of Best in Show at the 2018 Finat Label Competition.

Esko ARtPro+ Packaging Editor ready for production

The next generation of leading packaging editor ArtPro+, the successor of the world’s leading packaging and labels prepress editor ArtPro, is ready to move prepress production to the next level. Highlighting on this, Esko announced a major new release of its packaging and labels prepress editor, ArtPro+. Built on decades of experience – with over 25.000 Esko prepress editors currently in use – this latest version is designed to fit the needs of today’s prepress production.

Kodak Customers take home 20 Awards at the 2018 IPMA Conference

At the annual conference for the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), seven Kodak customers claimed twenty awards, out of a total of 79, recognizing their outstanding print achievement across multiple categories. The In-Plant Awards recognize the everyday achievements of in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals. IPMA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to the needs of all in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals, providing expert educational and networking forums for its members.

Xeikon Café hits the road in Australia and New Zealand

Triple tour dates in June adds to Xeikon's popular global educational digital print programme this year. This June, Xeikon is taking its successful Xeikon Café programme on the road in Australia and New Zealand. Three dates have been announced for Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland and they will continue Xeikon’s Learn. Connect. Discover. theme.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New pharma workflow offers secure auditing processes for pharma packaging

The EyeC Proofiler offline inspection system from EyeC now offers improved workflows for pharmaceutical companies. The new software version, 3.4, meets the newest requirements for data integrity, data security, and audit trail during inspection of pharmaceutical packaging. Pharmaceutical companies can, not only perform fast and automated print sample testing, but also increase the security of their data and processes. All data can be simply and securely retrieved and presented during later audits.

Uflex transforms the packaging for Rasna fruit powder concentrate

One of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of beverages - Rasna International wanted an absolutely alluring packaging for its fruit powder concentrate. With this straight-forward brief, Rasna tasked Uflex – a company with whom it has had an association for over two decades, to come up with a unique packaging solution.

Improving Label Production Service Levels with Smart Automation

In free WhatTheyThink webinar, sponsored by Esko, learn how label businesses are benefiting from smart automation

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Onyx 18 receives EDP Best Color Management Award at Fespa 2018

At Fespa Global Print Expo in Berlin, Onyx Graphics officially launched Onyx 18 software, the latest version release that includes new color technologies for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers. On opening day, Onyx 18 software was honored with the 2018 EDP Award for Best Color Management software.

Aleyant to launch its first user conference in downtown Chicago


Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, today announced it will conduct its first annual user conference in Downtown Chicago just prior to the start of PRINT 2018. Scheduled for September 29th, the event will offer Aleyant users the opportunity to meet with the Aleyant team, learn about the latest product updates and how to use them effectively, and network with peers. The event will run at the Park Grill in the heart of Downtown Chicago.

Memjet sponsors Smithers Pira Digital Print for Packaging Conference

Memjet, a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, announced today that it is a sponsor of the Smithers Pira Digital Print for Packaging Conference on June 4-6, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. This event brings together top experts in the digital print and packaging industry to provide conference attendees the information they need to understand and capitalize on changes taking place in the rapidly evolving digital print for packaging sector.

Comexi Reports 180 Percent Growth in Spanish and Portuguese Markets

Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, has widened its presence in the Spanish and Portuguese markets, achieving a sustained growth of 121 percent in the last four years. Since 2014, the company has registered a consolidated increase, managing an expansion of 180 percent in this last year alone, an unprecedented figure for the company in this area.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mumbai’s Sonic Labels installs Gallus ECS 340 9-colour flexo press


Mumbai’s Sonic Labels have recently installed a Gallus ECS 340 9-colour flexo press. Established in 2011, Sonic Labels is just 7 years old, and also a first-generation printing business firm, which serves the Plastic Houseware, Pens and Cosmetic industries. Recently, the Mumbai-based print firm invested in a Gallus ECS 340 9-colour flexo press with Cold Foil/ Lamination and Chiller for printing self-adhesive, shrink sleeve, in-mould labels and unsupported films.

Rotocon provides full-service for two previously-owned MPS presses destined for South Africa


Two previously-owned MPS flexo printing presses bound for South Africa are set for installation at separate label printers in Johannesburg. Rotocon is providing full-service of the presses, from procurement to complete installation and training.

Color-Logic certifies Nilpeter Panorama Digital Press

Color-Logic has certified the Nilpeter Panorama DP-3 stand-slone digital press for use with the Color-Logic process for label applications.

Markem-Imaje and Cognex collaborate to evolve ‘Mark & Read’ technology

Joint engineering and commercial initiative from leaders in the coding and vision system sectors will develop an even more advanced and integrated solution for manufacturers to ensure the accuracy of coding on their packages.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sun Chemical to exhibit packaging solutions at LatinPack 2018


Sun Chemical will showcase its broad portfolio of inks, adhesives and coatings for packaging during LatinPack 2018 at Espacio Riesco in Santiago, Chile on June 7-8.

Aztec Label installs a UV Proflex 330E flexo press

Self-adhesive label printer Aztec Label has installed a UV Proflex 330E flexo press, manufactured and supplied by Focus Label Machinery.

X-Rite and Pantone add new flexo color libraries to PantoneLIVE

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, today announced six new libraries for PantoneLIVE, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. Developed with their PantoneLIVE Preferred Partner for ink supply, Sun Chemical, the six new dependent standard libraries are ideal for UV-cured flexography printers and converters allowing them to accurately match achievable Pantone Colors in label and carton applications. Consumer goods companies and designers can use the new libraries to better define, create, visualize and communicate color palettes for clear film packaging, aluminum labels and recycled cartons produced with UV-cured flexographic printing technology.

Handy Labels extends market reach with reliable Rolands

Handy Labels has been going strong since 2007 and last year extended its reach even further with a fresh new website, helping artisan businesses to improve their packaging and accessibility. Running steadily over this decade have been two Roland DG Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 large format printer/cutters.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Geostick Group, European leader in self-adhesive labelling, acquires new Nilpeter FA

Geostick Group, one of the biggest label printers in Europe, and the leader in the field of self-adhesive labels, has acquired a new Nilpeter FA to future-proof production and add capabilities in flexible packaging, special tags, and self-adhesive labels. Geostick has a long-standing relationship with Nilpeter, and the new FA complements their existing line-up totalling five Nilpeter FA-4 presses at locations in Utihoorn and The Hague, Holland.

The Challenge
Geostick faced challenges of needing to replace old equipment, expand capacity, and increase quality and register accuracy in the production of self-adhesive labels and complex tags in back and front printing.

Memjet announces its first flexible packaging solution: The Rigoli MVZ

Memjet, a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, announced today that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ: the first roll-to-roll, wide format, inkjet printer powered by Memjet and designed for flexible packaging applications. This new, low-cost solution enables users to produce the colorful, low- to middle-run lengths of customized flexible packaging that are in demand in today’s market. Rigoli will be demonstrating the printer and showcasing customized packaging at the upcoming IPACK-IMA 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

InterFlex Group: Bellissima DMS is game-changing technology for flexo

InterFlex Group, a global innovator in flexible packaging solutions, has commented that Bellissima DMS, the FTA’s 2018 Technical Innovation Award winner, delivers a simple solution to the complex issues faced in flexographic printing.

Bart Wright, Director NA Graphics at InterFlex Group, comments: “At InterFlex we believe the Bellissima technology from Hamillroad is a game changer in the flexible printing industry. The traditional challenges flexo printing faced versus roto gravure are simplified with this technology.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Coca-Cola's refreshing new take on relationships with #ShareACokeIndia campaign


With the aim to provide unique experiences and enhance personal engagement with consumers, HP Inc. has collaborated with Coca-Cola India, one of the country’s leading beverage companies, to bring the famous ‘Share a Coke’ campaign to India. The initiative aims to give people the opportunity to celebrate relationships that have evolved over the years and reignite them by creating a moment of happiness that comes from sharing a Coke. “Share a coke” campaign is being technologically supported by HP Indigo digital printing.

Resounding success for first Labelexpo Southeast Asia


The launch edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three day show from 10-12 May. Exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 already stand at 42 percent – the highest following a Labelexpo event launch to date.

Business leaders identify print as a key strategic asset for growth and innovation

European business leaders have identified new printing technologies as key enablers of agility and innovation. According to a new study commissioned by Ricoh Europe, the majority of the 3,150 decision makers surveyed say agility (77%) and innovation (69%) benefits are key investment drivers for new printing technologies.

These findings show that new forms of printing have become crucial components of business leaders’ strategies for success. The research also shows that 69% think printing will unlock revenue and 67% believe it will provide a source of competitive differentiation. These leaders back up this belief with financial commitment: 51% have already invested in new forms of printing with a further 36% planning to do so in the next five years.

Flint Group rolls out Rush Program for faster delivery times for rotec Blue Light Sleeves

Flexo print jobs are continuously getting shorter. Optimized press productivity and capacity require more print jobs per day. Simplified and faster supply chain of resources helps to meet the demands of the end-customers.

With this in mind, Flint Group introduces their new rotec Rush Program, where priority production allows significant faster delivery times for a set of rotec Blue Light or rotec Ω Blue Light sleeves. The sleeves and adapters production site in Ahaus, Germany manufactures and delivers the complete portfolio of rotec worldwide.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Think Out of the Box” - Heidelberg shows packaging solutions for the digitized future


In the middle of May, more than 400 guests from all over the world attended the Packaging Day hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site. Under the slogan “Think out of the Box”, they witnessed the premiere of the Primefire 106 – what up until then was only available to see in customers’ print shops and in the laboratory environment is now also installed in the Print Media Center Packaging, and thus completes the extensive demo range in the world’s biggest demo center for packaging solutions. Heidelberg is the only manufacturer to integrate offset and digital printing including finishing via the Prinect workflow, and is opening up new business models for packaging printing.

Asahi Photoproducts teams with Esko to bring improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to flexo platemaking

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today announced it will be attending EskoWorld for the first time. Asahi will be located in the Innovation Center at the show, scheduled for 5 to 7 June at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

“In our fast-paced and rapidly evolving industry, efficiency, waste reduction and speed to market are critical,” said Stephan Doppelhammer, Asahi Photoproducts Europe Business Development Manager. “By partnering with Esko, we bring together solutions from two world-class companies to create a faster, more efficient and more consistent workflow in flexographic platemaking. Esko Equinox is ideal for converting separations to fixed palette printing, while Esko’s Crystal technology reduces the number of platemaking steps required and is making the process more consistent. By adding Asahi’s AWP water washable plates with Clean Transfer Technology to the mix, Asahi and Esko customers can take OEE to a brand-new level of efficiency while boosting print quality and reducing their environmental footprint.”

Friday, May 25, 2018

Registration now open for Labelexpo Americas 2018


Registration for the 16th edition of Labelexpo Americas, the region’s leading trade show for the label and package printing industry, is now open. Set to take place once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois, from 25-27 September, this unmissable event promises an exciting range of features including a packed two-day conference schedule, an Ecovillage and, for the very first time, an Automation Arena.

Cosmo Films Quarterly Results I Q4FY18 PAT at Rs 25Cr I Income up 25% at Rs 1966 cr (YoY)

Cosmo Films Limited, a global leader in films for packaging, labelling & lamination applications and synthetic paper today declared its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Big Brands have already confirmed their participation in 14th PrintPack India

Heidelberg has also confirmed participation in the forthcoming PrintPack India 2019 exhibition, apart from other legends of the printing and packaging industry like Bobst, Canon, Fuji, Fairdeal Engineers, HP, Komori, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Line O Matic, Malhotra Graphics, Megabound, Memory Repro, Mullar Martini, NBG Printographics, Pelican, Prakash Offset, Ryobi, Rotta Print, Sheth Printograph, The Printers House, VIG Graphics, Xerox and many more.  IPAMA is also expecting some more big industrial houses to   participate in the exhibition.  The overwhelming response, which had been received from the trade and industry for booking of space during past editions, makes it abundantly clear that the 14th edition is going to be a grand success. It is also an undisputed fact that international facilities to exhibitors and business visitors will be provided.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Nilpeter made a grand entrance at LabelExpo Southeast Asia 2018


Nilpeter Asia Pacific made a grand entrance at the inaugural LabelExpo Southeast Asia that took place last week, May 10-12, at the world-class Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The All New FA was Nilpeter’s main attraction, complemented by product offerings from their regional OEM-partners.

Monday, May 21, 2018

UBM India announces the much awaited CPhI’s 7th Annual Pharma Confex in Mumbai

A premiere platform for Pharma Packing Innovations


CPhI Conferences, a division of UBM India, which hosts a number of successful pharmaceutical conferences, has announced its premier event, ‘The 7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex’ which is scheduled for 24th – 25th May 2018 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. The confex promises to be the largest platform for professionals from the Pharma Packaging industry to congregate, network, exchange ideas and knowledge, form alliances and shape the future of the pharma packaging industry, all under one roof.  This 2 day confex will witness scintillating panel discussions with a pulse on practical solutions along with a display of the latest international and domestic solutions in packaging.

Landaal Packaging Systems serves customers more proactively with Esko Webcenter Quickstart for corrugated

It does not have to take long to implement a system that manages packaging specification, approval and project life cycle. After installing Esko’s WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated in just five days, Landaal Packaging Systems has been able to add designer capacity, track projects, manage process efficiencies, and reduce errors.

Highcon Euclid IIIC for corrugated board causing a stir at Fespa EDP Award


Appearing for the first time at Fespa in Berlin, Highcon Systems introduced the capabilities of the new Highcon Euclid IIIC digital cutting and creasing machine to visitors.

Italian carton maker Grafinpack installs Scodix E106 Enhancement Press

Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announces the installation of a Scodix E106 Enhancement Press at Grafinpack, an Italian manufacturer of high quality folding cartons.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Uflex becomes Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Certified Security Printer

In a big development, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has been certified by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) as a security printer for printing MICR instruments for its member banks.

HP’s Six-color HP PageWide T1190 and T1170 Presses help packaging converters meet fast-changing brand needs

HP Inc. today announced two new six-color PageWide ultra high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170, offering higher productivity and quality for the world's most productive digital packaging presses.1

TechNova addresses latent need for automation and web-to-print in Indian market with Aleyant’s Suite of Cloud-Based Software

Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, today reported that TechNova Imaging Systems is now reselling the Aleyant suite of cloud-based software solutions to the printing market in India. TechNova is one of the world’s leading suppliers of total imaging solutions for the graphic communications industry and has the most deeply entrenched distribution network in the Indian Graphic Arts industry for global alliances. Since 1971, TechNova has introduced several new breakthrough technologies that have transformed imaging processes in various industries. With the agreement to resell the Aleyant suite of solutions, TechNova will now be making web-to-print and automated production workflow more accessible to Indian printing companies and their customers.

ABN AMRO Participaties new owner of MPS

ABN AMRO Participaties (“AAP”) has reached an agreement to acquire MPS Group B.V., a parent company to MPS Systems BV (“MPS”), a global leading provider of high-quality versatile, end-to-end narrow and mid-web printing solutions, from majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL and the founders of MPS. Wim van den Bosch (CEO), Willem Huijink (CFO) as well as founders Bert van den Brink and Eric Hoendervangers will remain with the business and invest alongside AAP.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Xerox Partners with PrintReleaf to help customers reach sustainability goals


Xerox Managed Print Services (MPS) customers will have the opportunity to contribute to the reforestation of global forests through Xerox's new partnership with PrintReleaf. Based on a theme of "You print one, we'll plant one," PrintReleaf leverages paper usage reporting and equates the number of trees needed to reforest that usage on an equivalent basis into geographic areas of need.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fujifilm to demonstrate the growing strength of its Acuity range at Fespa 2018


At Fespa 2018 Fujifilm will focus on two new high-end platforms, their Acuity B1 modular system and a ground-breaking new platform that will be announced in April 2018. Fujifilm will be exhibiting at the Global Print Expo 2018 where they will be presenting their new Acuity B1 modular system which was first previewed at Fespa 2017. The second will be a new platform that will be announced in April. As part of Fespa’s Digital Corrugated Experience and in combination with Inca Digital, Fujifilm will display the Onset X platform to produce corrugated displays and packaging in Hall 5.2, stand C30.

KBA-Asia Pacific expands sales team for flexo presses


The Koenig & Bauer Group is expanding its sales capacities further to meet increasing demand for flexo technology. Carina Shia has been appointed new sales manager for Southeast Asia. Together with the local KBA-Asia Pacific service team, she will support KBA-Flexotecnica with developing their market share in this region. Carina Shia has worked in the print industry for around 20 years and has collected a wealth of experience in pre-press gravure printing while working for a renowned gravure cylinder manufacturer.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Probo invests in Four Durst P5 Systems


Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has announced first sales successes for the recently launched P5 Series. Dutch print and fulfilment provider Probo is investing in four Durst P5 printing systems.

European Label Forum 2018 adds Young Managers’ Challenge to programme

A Young Managers Club (YMC) workshop has been added to the programme of this year’s Finat European Label Forum (ELF). The 4th edition of the annual ELF takes place in Dublin, from 6-8 June. The workshop comes 10 years after the YMC was established in 2008, at the occasion of Finat’s Golden Jubilee congress in Paris, to meet an increasing need for up-and-coming managers in small to medium-sized, and often family-run, enterprises. These young professionals wanted help in becoming tomorrow’s leaders and to expand their knowledge about self-adhesive labels. The club helps develop emerging management talent by providing needed educational and vocational opportunities. Taking place on Wednesday afternoon prior to the start of ELF, the workshop will include a competition that will see young versus old battle it out in a business simulation workshop, which should prove to be both educational and entertaining.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Esko WebCenter 18 brings packaging management closer to the one-day target

Esko announced a major new release of its packaging management solution, WebCenter. WebCenter 18 streamlines and speeds up the packaging development workflow by delivering extra features that give brand owners and converters more control and visibility of their packaging preproduction specification, approval and project life cycle.

Schawk Manchester receives FlexoExpert certification

Schawk Group, which is part of the Matthews International Corporation, is one of the biggest global brand deployment companies worldwide. With their many years of experience Schawk Manchester, one of the main plate making operations in the UK, support their customers with expertise in resourcing, workflow, imaging and color management and still finds their core strengths in the packaging market. At their annual print awards the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) titled Schawk Manchester as “Repro Company of the Year”.

LSS showcases reliable labellers for the pharmaceutical industry

LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia offers user-friendly and efficient solutions to meet the challenging demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At this year’s Achema (Frankfurt, Germany - June, 11-15, Hall 1.1 / E42), the labelling expert presents its machines for tamper evident labelling and for vial and bottle labelling. A demonstration of the machines will be given to the press at the booth on Tuesday, June 12.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fifth drupa Global Trends Report reflects positive mood in printing industry

The 5th drupa Global Trends Report will be released end of April 2018. Printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance. This year, performance patterns were tracked over the years. Packaging remains the most dynamic market and there has been a steady improvement in confidence over the five years among commercial printers. For functional printers it is a similar situation but this market showed an increased lack of confidence in 2017 for both printers and suppliers. Publishing printers probably face the most challenging strategic changes and there is a decline in confidence despite the reduced threat from E-books. The full report in English can be purchased online at www.drupa.com, with the executive summary available in German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Chinese free of charge.

Unboxing: This year's theme for International Packaging Design Competition PIDA

For the fourteenth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs organizes the international packaging design competition Packaging Impact Design Award (PIDA). Together with approximately 200 students from leading design universities in Sweden, Germany, France and England, the packaging phenomenon unboxing will be challenged.

Cron-ECRM to feature HDI Flexo CTP at InfoFlex 2018

Cron, the world’s largest manufacturer of CTP devices, will be exhibiting at InfoFlex 2018, to be held May 7-8, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, in booth #237. The show focuses on innovations in the package printing and converting market, and Cron -ECRM, the master distributor for Cron in the Americas, will be promoting their HDI Flexo CTP product line.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

United Caps acquires Spanish closure manufacturer Embalatap

United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today announced it has acquired the Spanish closure manufacturer Embalatap. The acquisition acts to extend the United Caps product portfolio, especially as it relates to closures for edible oils typically used in the Southern European market. United Caps welcomes all Embalatap employees to the United Caps family and will maintain the existing manufacturing location.

Arets Graphics finds value for Czech market in waterless offset printing

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that Arets Graphics a Czech-based supplier of high-quality, proven consumables for the printing industry, is distributing Toray IMPRIMA waterless offset plates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company was founded in 1993 and has been partnering with Toray for about seven years.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Baldwin to showcase FilmCylinderCleaning at NPE2018: The Plastics Show

Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world leader in providing solutions for the plastic-sheet and film-production industry, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit its highly efficient Film Cylinder Cleaning system in booth W9410 at NPE2018: The Plastics Show, held from May 7 to 11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Ahlbrandt System GmbH, a Baldwin Technology company, also will be showcasing its versatile Corona surface treatment systems in the same booth at the show. Ahlbrandt was acquired by Baldwin in 2017.

The Baldwin Film Cylinder Cleaning system offers fully automatic chill cylinder cleaning that is performed during operation. This process maximizes productivity and safety by eliminating manual cleaning, while enhancing film quality, increasing machine equipment uptime and reducing waste.

GEW warns against potential patent infringements

GEW (EC) Limited, the manufacturer of UV curing systems for printing, coating and converting applications, today pronounced a stern warning against potential patent infringements.

“At GEW innovation has been the driving force ever since the company started over 25 years ago as a small enterprise in Surrey, England.” explains Malcolm Rae, GEW’s Managing Director, “We have invested significant resources in product design and our manufacturing facility, and the ability to create exciting new technologies has made GEW a front-runner in our industry.”

Bobst to highlight latest trends and innovations in film printing and converting at Chinaplas 2018


One of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries, Bobst announced its participation at Chinaplas, in Shanghai, P.R. China, from 24 to 27 April 2018.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

First Mark Andy Digital One installed in Mumbai’s Barcom Industries

Mumbai based Barcom Industries has become the first label manufacturing company to opt for Mark Andy Digital One label printing press in Asia. Installed at their factory close to Mumbai, the installation was done by Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), the distributor of Mark Andy presses in the Indian sub-continent.

New Harlequin RIP introduces PDF 2.0 - The industry’s fastest print engine for labels and packaging

A major new release of the Harlequin RIP, the print engine that drives the industry’s highest performing digital presses, is launched today by developers Global Graphics Software. It is the first major PDF RIP for production printing to offer compatibility with the PDF 2.0 standard, which was published in 2017 by the International Standards Organization and is billed as the first “post-Adobe” standard. Harlequin Version 12 also contains a wealth of features for high-speed digital printing, including Advanced Inkjet Screens™ that improve output quality, further additions for labels and packaging applications, and new features for wide format and envelope printing.

The Harlequin RIP is used by HP Indigo in its newly launched HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging, driving five times faster RIP power compared to the previous DFE version. It is also used in Durst’s Symphony and Roland’s VersaWorks Dual RIP.

Komori to sponsor Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Conference

Komori America is sponsoring the Paperboard Packaging Council Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference held April 11-14 in Baltimore at the Baltimore Marriot Waterfront. The PPC is the leading trade association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. It provides its members with educational and information services on government regulations, statistics, safety, finance and technology.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Uflex launches new solvent based laminating adhesive for flexible packaging


Uflex has unveiled a general performance 2K solvent-based PU laminating adhesive under FlexBon Brand for food packaging and general applications. Reducing the use of solvents is the prime driver behind creating this product. Uflex's Chemicals Business launched this product commercially at its production unit, located in Noida (Uttar Pradesh, India).

Altrif Label speeds up production with Xeikon Cx500


Altrif Label, one of the leading companies in label printing in the Benelux and part of the St-Luc Labels & Packaging group, has increased its output with the Xeikon CX500. As the first beta-tester of the Xeikon CX500, Altrif Label aims to stay ahead at a technological level.

X-Rite and Flint Group announce global partnership

With increasing demands for colour equity across ever wider geographies and packaging substrates, it is essential that every provider from brand owner specifier, to print and packaging supplier, contribute to establish a consistent and robust colour communication workflow.

Idealliance launches revolutionary global packaging supply chain printer facility audit certification

Idealliance, a global thought leader in the graphic communications industry and a non-profit organization with 11 strategically located offices around the world, announces the release of the new global packaging supply chain printer facility audit certification called BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Facility.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Registration now open for Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018

Registration is now open for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, coming June 19–20 to Washington, D.C. The Legislative Summit will bring printers, packaging converters, technology and consumable suppliers and allied interests together for public policy and political education, as well as direct interaction with members of Congress and the Administration to discuss hot-button policy issues.

Specialized formulation by Uflex renders barrier packaging for edible oil reprocessable

In a big boost to its commitment towards sustainability and circular economy, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable.

Ovid Bell Press gets greener with PrintReleaf

Ovid Bell Press - a major producer of publications for the short- to mid-run market--is the latest printer to offer customers the PrintReleaf certified reforestation service.  PrintReleaf permits Ovid Bell Press customers to optionally plant trees equivalent to the paper used in their printing--thus decreasing the carbon footprint of their purchase.  Products printed with PrintReleaf Certification bear the PrintReleaf logo, which enables publishers and their readers to see details about the number and location of trees planted on their behalf. 

Color-Logic certifies HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press with Silver Ink

Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink for label and packaging applications. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Silver ink on the HP Indigo 6900 press, when used with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, yields great advantages for brands requiring labels or shrink film packaging. Combining the two technologies produces as many as 250 metallic colors and a virtually unlimited variety of decorative effects for enhancing and protecting products."

Friday, April 6, 2018

Paper-based packaging solution with integrated sealing functionality

In 2016, Sappi was the first manufacturer to launch an innovative packaging paper with integrated sealing functionality. This innovative and sustainable packaging solution generated a great deal of interest in the market and has gradually been developed further. Now Sappi is introducing Sappi Seal to the market, the second generation of this flexible packaging solution with improved sealing properties, which is also recyclable. It is designed to replace hot seal laminates made from plastic with materials containing a high proportion of renewable raw materials. Sappi Seal is single side coated and has been finished with a dispersion coating on the reverse side, which achieves good results with hot sealing.

Label Impressions, Inc. wins World Label Award and partners with Hybrid Software for innovative prepress tools

Label Impressions, Inc. a progressive label and packaging printer in Orange, California, has recently invested in a new prepress system with online customer collaboration and approval tools from Hybrid Software, reducing file preparation time and dramatically shortening the proofing cycle time for its customers.

Color-Logic certifies HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink

Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink for label and packaging applications.  Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Silver ink on the HP Indigo 6900 press, when used with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, yields great advantages for brands requiring labels or shrink film packaging.  Combining the two technologies produces as many as 250 metallic colors and a virtually unlimited variety of decorative effects for enhancing and protecting products."

Sanfaustino Label invests in Nilpeter MO-4 for production of superior, value-adding labels in Brescia

As part of the Italian Gruppo Sanfaustino, specialized in products and services related to the label and packaging sector. Sanfaustino Label has been providing solutions within the Wine & Spirits, Food Industry and Personal Care for over thirty years. The father of the five Frigoli brothers, who manage the company today, founded the company in 1957. Since 1999, Poligrafica San Faustino SPA is a Milan-listed company with an annual Group turnover of approx. 50M Euros.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Flex Films develops unique polyester film proving that "Soft is the New Strong"


Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore! Flex Films - the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex has developed an innovative bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film with a unique velvety and luxurious surface at its manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown Kentucky in the United States. The new soft touch film FlexPet F-STF exhibits exceptional scratch, heat and scuff resistance which has been a serious need-gap in the industry for flexible substrates. The surface is self-healing from most scuffing and is optimally durable.