Saturday, August 4, 2018

ProPak India to showcase latest innovations & technologies for processing and packaging industries

UBM India, India's leading exhibitions organizer, is all set to host the first edition of the ProPak India expo, catering to India’s ever growing processing and packaging industries. It aims to bring a comprehensive market overview and a conglomeration of internationally renowned professionals from India and overseas.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Launching Propak India 2018

Domino to Bring "Digital Printing Spectrum" Event to Label Expo for Attendees to “See More. Learn More. Do More.”

At Label Expo 2018 in booth 6523, Domino will be bringing a flavor of their ‘Digital Printing Spectrum’ open house event to the show, welcoming attendees to “See More. Learn More. Do More.” with a complete Schedule of Events and a line-up of guest presenters who are well-known, well-respected in the industry.

Focus Label Machinery Ltd announces new partnership with Sercoyse

Focus Label Machinery Ltd are pleased to announce a new partnership for Spain (Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands), with Sercoyse SL as the newest agent in their portfolio. James Thomas. Business Development & Marketing Manager stated ‘Sercoyse’ have a long established mechanical and electrical engineering business with a breadth of knowledge in the narrow web, offset, packaging and labels market place with their own installation, service and support of machinery alongside representation and sales of partner products and consumables.

Mark Andy to host the Power of Hybrid Forum in Warsaw, Poland

Join Mark Andy on 11-13 September for The Power of Hybrid Forum at its European headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. Programming will consist of interactive demonstrations and panel discussions on relevant industry topics, such as digital hybrid and low migration. The forum will be conducted in English on 11-12 September and in Polish on 13 September and provides networking opportunities with the Mark Andy staff plus key industry suppliers. The Power of Hybrid forum will also serve as a Labelexpo Americas preview, with the company expecting record attendance.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Progressive Label Manufacturing Purchases a Mark Andy Performance Series

Mark Andy is pleased to announce Progressive Label Manufacturing’s factory expansion with the new Mark Andy Performance Series Press. The company is going green with the new P-5 LED/UV technology that we pride ourselves on.

Flint Group heads to Labelexpo Americas with Innovative Solutions for the Label Industry

Flint Group is looking forward to exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Chicago. Flint Group will be located in Hall A, Stand 728 at the show. According to Flint Group CEO Antoine Fady, “Labelexpo is the hotspot for the label industry and a cornerstone event for us. At the Americas show, the combined Flint Group divisions will be showcasing our broadest ever portfolio of innovation solutions for the label industry. Visitors to our booth will discover how the “Flint Group Label Factory” offers an unmatched product and services portfolio that covers all steps of the value chain for label printing and addresses most industry needs. Our highly expert teams will provide updates and insight on everything from prepress and pre-production, to digital and conventional print and embellishments, converting and delivery.”

Epson SurePress L-4533A/AW digital label press receives 91% Pantone coverage certification

Epson announced its Epson SurePress L-4533A/AW digital label press has been evaluated and approved by Pantone, the provider of professional color management services and tools, for its capability to achieve 91 percent1 of the Pantone Solid Coated Colors within delta E of 1.5 CIEDE2000. The Epson SurePress L-4533A/AW is certified to reach its full Pantone coverage capabilities when used in conjunction with the Avery Primax 250TC/S692N/BG40W/BW6033B PS label media and Epson ink.

Toyo Ink Group to highlight packaging technology at ProPak Myanmar

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. and Toyochem Specialty Chemical Sdn. Bhd., both member companies of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, will be jointly exhibiting at ProPak Myanmar 2018, the trade event for Myanmar’s developing food & beverage, pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. With this being the first time the Group participates in ProPak Myanmar, the two firms will be looking to spotlight a collective portfolio of inks, coatings, adhesives and specialty products tailored to meet the performance needs of international food producers and brand owners that have, in recent years, established a foothold in the country.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Fire up your appetite for success

Labelexpo India to Host Industry Forums across South Asia

The organizers of Labelexpo India 2018 are hosting a series of evening forums across South Asia during late August to late October in conjunction with several industry trade bodies representing the package printing industry. Held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the seven events are aimed exclusively at offset printers who are thinking about diversifying their businesses into label and package printing.

London’s only packaging show unveils major names for The Pentawards Conference

Experts from Diageo, Design Bridge, Free the Birds, Hello Day and GSK are just some of the major packaging influencers, designers and international brands taking part in the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018.

Thai Containers Group to deliver breakthrough solutions in corrugated with the region’s first EFI Nozomi Inkjet Press

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd. (TCG) in Packaging Business SCG, announced a new digital printing partnership to significantly enhance TCG’s corrugated packaging offerings. The Bangkok-based SCG Group subsidiary – one of Southeast Asia’s leading packaging providers – has purchased an EFI Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed, single-pass digital inkjet corrugated packaging press.

Esko to demonstrate solutions and product integrations that result in “Packaging Connected” at LabelExpo Americas 2018

The challenges facing label converters today center around producing high volumes of short run jobs with quicker deadlines and better quality. This situation can easily be handled with optimized workflows that link all supply chain partners.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Flint Group announces call for Annual Print Awards entries

Flint Group is again looking to celebrate best-in-class print production with its 14th Annual Print Awards for its worldwide customers. The awards celebrate the best from Flint Group’s three divisions: Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon). Entries can be submitted by customers online for various print technologies, including:
  1. Water-based flexo
  2. UV flexo (both conventional & UV LED)
  3. UV offset
  4. Digital printing
  5. UV letterpress
  6. UV screen
  7. Combination printing

Esko hosts 4th Flexible Packaging Honors Class for International Group of Young Graphic Arts Graduates

Esko has shared its know-how for flexible packaging with an international group of young graphic arts graduates during the fourth annual Flexible Packaging Honours Class. The two-week initiative, developed by the university’s Graphical and Digital Media department, is designed for students at the top of their university class. It focuses on the production of flexible packaging, including design, prepress, file handling and plate making operations. The course was held at Esko’s headquarter offices in Ghent, Belgium, June 18 to 29.

EyeC exhibits its range of print inspection systems at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago

From September 25th-27th, EyeC will present at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago its wide range of print inspection systems for label and flexible packaging. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the newest EyeC systems in action at both the company’s booth and at the Rotoflex booth.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sophisticated substrates lead the charge in label sector growth

Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according Finat’s latest findings. Since 2010 demand for PP-based materials has grown 78%, direct thermal papers are up 51% and white coated papers enjoyed a 24% increase. The figures show that while paper based materials continue to dominate label materials demand, there has been a shift from basic primary and VIP labels towards more sophisticated, high-end applications.

Firstan streamlines production processes with Esko-to-EFI integration

Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications. The pilot at the leading independent pharmaceutical packaging and food packaging manufacturer comes two years after Firstan’s £7m investment in two Komori 18,000sph presses – a six-colour Lithrone GLX640 and a multi-unit Lithrone GLX40RP, and a Bobst Expertcut die cutting blanking machine.

Established in 1976, Firstan employs 140 and has a turnover of £24m. The company produces one billion cartons a year and has two main divisions – Firstan Pharmaceutical, which develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging, and Firstan Quality Packaging, which supplies food, confectionery, cosmetics and beverage cartons and sleeves. It prides itself on its award winning in-house design and repro studio, and utilises the latest production machinery. It has an optimum factory workflow, and, with the combination of Esko’s Automation Engine and EFI’s Radius packaging MIS solution, delivers market-leading quality and service.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Registration officially opens for Labelexpo India 2018

Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open. The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), from 22-25 November.

Think out of the Box - Heidelberg shows packaging solutions for the digitized future in China for Asian Market

On May 23rd and 24th, more than 250 visitors from Greater China as well as from Asia Pacific regions joined the Packaging Day at Heidelberg Print Media Center in Shanghai, China. Under the theme “Think out of the Box”, they were able to see for themselves the latest Packaging Solutions from Heidelberg, which is aimed to help them stand out from the market competition, and continuously grow a profitable business and sustainable development in the digital era.

Heidelberg offers solutions for consistent Packaging Workflow with complete end-to-end box production. All presentations and demos showed the visitors the complete process chain until the finished box. Also seamless integration of die cutting, inspection and folding carton gluing are all essential for an effective packaging production.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Launch edition of ProPak India to host more than 80 exhibitors

Harnessing tomorrow’s label converter leaders today: Finat European Label Forum

Developing ways to harness the skills of tomorrow’s label converter leaders, driving industry efficacy, and understanding the major changes across the print technology base were the overriding themes of this year’s international labelling association Finat held its fourth European Label Forum in Dublin in June.

Benchmark quality and versatility for graphic arts in the spotlight

Xeikon is showcasing the business production capabilities and door opening opportunities presented by the Xeikon 9800 digital press at IGAS 2018, July 26- 31, Tokyo Big Sight (East Halls), Tokyo, Japan.

At the show, the Xeikon 9800 digital press will be equipped with a large-roll unwinder, a variable width stacker and a Web Finishing Module (WFM) for extra protection of the prints.

Uflex Chemicals launches single component solvent-less PU Adhesive: Flexbon OC512

The chemicals business of India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex Limited has launched a general performance, single component solvent-less PU adhesive - Flexbon OC512. Setting sight on newer geographies within the domestic market, this new addition will help Uflex gain toe-hold in the offset mono-carton industry. This product enjoys a strong demand across the Indian Market.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Toyo Ink Brasil introduces new range of PU-based inks for laminated packaging applications

Toyo Ink Brasil Ltda., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today presented an upgraded lineup of high-performance polyurethane-based surface and lamination inks for flexo and gravure printing. The company offers a broad range of systems, from general-purpose snack structures to high-end retort and hot-fill packaging applications.

drupa Touchpoint Packaging - Anticipating & Designing Visionary Packaging Solutions

drupa announced its partners represented on the steering committee for touchpoint packaging 2020: Agfa, Bobst, Danone, ESKO, Heidelberg, HP Indigo, Kurz, Nestlé and Siegwerk. The participating companies cover the entire spectrum of the process chain. Following its successful premiere at drupa 2016, touchpoint packaging will again be a special forum for brand owners and industry partners for innovative packaging solutions. drupa, No. 1 for printing technologies, will take place from June 16 – 26, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Esko solutions support streamlined operation at the Alexir partnership

Esko’s collaborative project with The Alexir Partnership has enabled the UK operation to achieve cost and time savings while significantly growing turnover.

Founded in 1989, The Alexir Partnership is an independent carton manufacturer serving the food and branded goods industries. It produces approximately 400 million cartons per year, primarily for the FMCG market, on two Komori lithographic printing presses and Europe’s first Xerox iGen 4 digital press with a thick stock option.

Automation Arena and 1:1 appointment program to feature at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Several never before seen features will be on offer at this year’s Labelexpo Americas, the 16th edition of the show and the region’s largest trade event for the label and package printing industry. This includes an Automation Arena, a 1:1 appointment program, and the return of the TLMI Ecovillage.

Monday, July 2, 2018

UBM India to host more than 80 exhibitors at the launch edition of ProPak India

UBM India, India's leading exhibitions organizer, is all set to host the first edition of the ProPak India expo, catering to India’s ever growing processing and packaging industries. It aims to bring a comprehensive market overview and a conglomeration of internationally renowned professionals from India and overseas,

Mark Andy & Esko place emphasis on pre-press

On 12th June, Mark Andy co-hosted a special event with Esko at its European headquarters in Warsaw.  The event, which attracted 50 representatives from printing companies around Eastern Europe, included live demos of Mark Andy presses and Esko prepress solutions, the most important of which highlighted label printing using Esko Equinox software.

Lena Chmielewska, responsible for marketing at Mark Andy in Poland, stated: “Our goal is to be not only a supplier of state-of-the-art, innovative presses, but to observe the market and utilize our partners’ technology to meet our customers’ needs and expectations.  By delivering added value solutions to our customers, we enable them to become more successful.”

Flowers the World over are blooming in Flexfresh by Uflex

Flexfresh, the special patented film that Uflex Limited has developed comprising a proprietary polymeric formula elongating the shelf life of flowers is serving to be a boon for Flower Companies across the globe.

Flexfresh works on the principle of Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP) and happens to be the first ever film for packing fresh produce that is bio-degradable by composting and complies with all international regulations for overall migration (EC 1935/2004), reach compliance (EC 1907/2006) and qualifies for biodegradation under DIN EN 13432 (2000-12). The packaging can be industrially composted within 180 days.

Memjet powers new Gallus Smartfire Digital Label Press

Memjet announces that the Gallus Group, a member of the Heidelberg Group, has utilized Memjet printing technology to power its new, full featured value offering for digital label printing, the Gallus Smartfire. Memjet technology gave Gallus the core elements it needed to introduce a cost-effective label-printing solution that could produce high-quality labels for a variety of markets. The Memjet-powered Gallus Smartfire opens new business opportunities for those looking to produce ultra-short run digital labels. Gallus will feature the Memjet-powered Smartfire at their Gallus Innovation Days 2018, taking place June 26–28 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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.