PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019

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.

Focus to demonstrate latest servo and digital innovations

Focus Label Machinery will be demonstrating its latest machinery with servo and digital solutions at the forefront, for the short and medium print run business. This includes the launch of a new generation of the popular Proflex compact flexo press with open architecture print head design. The Proflex SE is a fully servo driven, modular press available in print widths of 250mm and 330mm.

The new model benefits from touch screen HMI operator interface panels with fully programmable digital platforms. The new features have decreased set up time and material wastage, resulting in reduced downtime and higher productivity. The operator can control all aspects of press operation, from any of the HMI panels, and can store job information for future retrieval on repeat orders.

Also on display is the d-Flex digital inkjet press, which incorporates the latest high-speed full-colour Konica Minolta inkjet technology into the existing Reflex servo press. Visitors will be able to see high quality variable images, overprinted in perfect register with UV flexo ink, then converted and rewound – in a single pass with speeds up to 50m/min. 

Also showcased is the E-Flex, a new flexo/digital combination press platform designed to meet the demands of medium and short run business. Focus will show a 6 colour, 330mm wide press, equipped with a full UV drying and chill roll system.

Mark Andy to debut new digital and flexographic technology at Labelexpo

Innovations come in the form of roll-to-roll and advanced inline digital hybrid, digital print width enhancements and servo-driven flexo offerings. 2019 has proved to be a year of engineering innovation with Mark Andy highlighting four product releases at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

Making its European debut is Mark Andy’s Digital Pro line, a modular entry- to mid-market digital system. On stand 4C45, Labelexpo attendees will see live demonstrations of Digital Pro 3, the advanced inline converting model fitted with semi-rotary die cutting. The roll-to-roll configuration, Digital Pro 1, will also be on display on stand 8A60, extending Mark Andy’s presence to the “Digital Hall” for the first time. Printing at 23.4 mpm (77 fpm), the new product line comes provides production-level speed for all applications in addition to a low cost to print, giving companies priced out of production systems the opportunity to benefit from digital.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Nothing stops a Great Idea...!!


PACKage Printing Pavilion makes its Vegas debut

The PACKage Printing Pavilion at Pack Expo Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo (Sept. 23-25, 2019; Las Vegas Convention Center) produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will showcase the latest innovations in digital printing.

This 35,000-square foot area, located in the Central Hall, brings digitally charged end users challenged with SKU proliferation, micromarketing efforts, sustainability and traceability face to face with OEMs ready to deliver solutions. The Pavilion new to the Vegas event focuses on the advantages of digital printing; geared toward short-run, on-demand, cost-effective, variable data and personalized packaging. As consumers look for smarter packaging options, the advancements in digital printing are more critical than ever, making this pavilion a must-see for all show attendees.

Memjet partner shows the future of on-demand direct-to-shape printing

Memjet announces that OPM Europa BV in Tilburg, Netherlands, has combined robotics and Memjet’s VersaPass technology to create a direct-to-shape printer called LabelSaver. OPM’s LabelSaver integrates its own robotic system with the Memjet-powered Trojan Label print engine and proprietary coatings to create a self-moving printer that shows the possibilities of label-less production.

In recent years, the proliferation of SKUs and increased demand for short-run labels have driven small manufacturers to look for more economical ways to label their products. Dursun Acun, founder and European sales director at OPM Europa BV, set out to provide a solution to this challenge by integrating robotics into label production to create label-less production that would improve the speed, cost and environmental impact of label printing.

Once Acun developed the robotic technology, he needed a printing technology that could bring the device to life and support his goals of efficiency, economy and improved environmental impact. After considering several technologies, Acun chose to work with Trojan Label and include Memjet’s VersaPass printing technology in his solution. Memjet’s combination of innovation, speed, simplicity and affordability made it the right choice for the LabelSaver solution.

Shorter setup times and new quality assurance options in focus

At this year’s Labelexpo Europe (September 23-27 in Brussels), BST eltromat International and Nyquist Systems will show new options for web monitoring and 100% inspection with the systems in the TubeScan family. Nyquist Systems has been part of the BST Group since the beginning of 2019. Under the slogan “perfecting your performance,” BST eltromat and Nyquist will be exhibiting the current results of their collaboration with Hybrid Software at two exhibition booths in hall 5 (booths D23 and E05). Hybrid Software is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative solutions for PDF-based pre-press-stage workflows and linkups to management information systems (MIS). The collaboration has enabled the two companies to considerably simplify and speed up setup processes in label printing (including quality assurance). Visitors in Brussels will also see the latest options for the QLink workflow, which integrates quality assurance into the pre-press stage, printing, and assembly. More detailed technical options and features for the TubeScan product range will be shown at the Nyquist booth. Alongside 100% inspection, the BST eltromat booth will also be presenting the company’s entire range for quality assurance in narrow-web processes – from web guiding, web monitoring, and register control to color measurement, color management, and workflow solutions.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Nothing Stops a Great Idea..!!


Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019 to start today at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai

Packaging is no longer a reference to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. The ever-evolving global pharmaceutical packaging industry holds a market size of around $95 - $97 billion. This market is expected to witness a notable growth with a healthy CAGR of 6% to 7% in the coming years, owing to the increased R&D, new innovations in packaging materials, growth in generic market & rise in the trend of contract packaging. The brand matters and the companies need to protect it. They have worked hard to build the customers trust and loyalty. This industry is in a constant battle against counterfeiting & is thriving hard towards its Brand Protection.

Back to the Future with The Label Printers and their three Domino K600i Digital UV Inkjet Printers

The Label Printers, located in Aurora, IL as been a trusted industry leader since 1967, producing labels for product branding, safety, brand protection, product authentication, and so much more. Industries served include food & beverage, industrial & automotive, health & personal care, electrical & electronics…to name a few. Their personalized attention to detail, responsiveness, and commitment to quality mean that their customers have the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ll get the exact labels they need, when they need them. The Label Printers print 1.75 billion labels annually.

Quality and Commitment
One component in helping The Label Printers achieve that quality and commitment they provide their customers has been their partnership with Domino.

IST Metz LEDcure SCR for retrofitting label printing machines

At Labelexpo Europe, which takes place from 24 to 27 September in Brussels, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will present its new LEDcure SCR LED system for retrofitting label printing presses at Stand D21 in Hall 5. The LEDcure SCR meets the requirements of label production and can be easily integrated into existing printing presses.

The basic design of the LEDcure SCR is intelligent and modular as well as robust and compact, giving users the utmost flexibility and versatility. The system is available in lengths from 270 to 540 mm and can be adapted to all requirements of offset and flexo printing machines. The LEDcure SCR is part of the LED product range that IST offers in cooperation with its subsidiary Integration Technology Ltd.

Flexible Packaging Market in Asia Pacific expanding at 6.5% CAGR up to 2024

Asia Pacific flexible packaging market dominated by China and India, contributed noticeably toward the overall share with USD 35 billion in 2015, and is projected to grow at more than 6% CAGR up to 2024. Emerging economics along with expanding processed food and pharmaceutical industry are the major factors driving the regional demand.

According to a report by GMI, Global Flexible Packaging Market will achieve 5% CAGR to cross $250bn up to 2024. Flexible Packaging Market will grow lucratively over the coming seven years owing to the surging demand from various end-use sectors such as food and beverage, healthcare, personal care, and industrial. Shifting trends toward convenient packing are influencing the manufacturers to adopt the flexible packaging techniques, driven by its lightweight characteristic.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Nothing stops a great idea...


Avery Dennison felicitates winners of ‘Spirit of Invention’ Scholarship


With the aim to recognize and reward academic excellence and outstanding innovation capabilities in students studying in the fields of science, engineering & technology, Avery Dennison Foundation today announced 10 winners under its Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Scheme. In its 2019 edition of InvEnt, Avery Dennison felicitated 10 scholars from premier institutes in an award ceremony organized in Gurgaon.

Xeikon adds valuable features to its Panther technology


Xeikon has developed a specific solution for printers looking to enhance and increase their range of labels. It is the unique combination of the Xeikon X-800 workflow and the PantherCure UV ink that can generate a tactile layer, responsible for a so called “haptic effect” in print. Printers can easily create designer labels with enhanced tactility, textures and a luxury feel. Xeikon’s new haptic printing process not only boosts and expands the range of possible applications for high-end label markets, it helps make significant time savings by avoiding any modifications to the prepress files. Tactile effects on labels are greatly appreciated by the beer, beverage, food, and Health & Beauty markets.

Business as usual? Not in the European label industry!


The 2019 Finat European Label Forum brought together a large proportion of the extended label industry value chain in Copenhagen in June. The agenda was very much focussed on business strategies for a successful future – the core target for Finat, the international association linking the label community.

MPS and Domino to launch wider hybrid EF Symjet press at Labelexpo Europe


MPS and Domino are set to launch a wider version of their successful hybrid MPS EF Symjet press. Coming in a width of 17” / 430 mm, the new Domino N617i unit is fully integrated in the established MPS EFA flexo platform.

Pamex 2020 Promotion at Batala, Punjab

During the special General Body meeting, The Association of Printers organized a seminar on protection and preservation of Environment. The seminar was held at Batala Club on 18th August under the chairmanship of Mr. Hardip Singh Bhatia, President. Prof. Kamal Chopra, Chairman Pamex was the Chief Guest. S. Harbakhash Singh, former President of the association presented the environment issue and said, in order to ensure a sustainable future, we all need to assume responsibility for our actions and commit ourselves for creating positive social and environmental changes.

He said, it is a monumental task and education is the only key to make it happen. A healthy environment and availability of enough natural resources ensures sustainability of life on earth. Small adaptation in our lifestyle can contribute towards shrinking of our individual Carbon footprints, S Harbakhash Singh said.

Avery Dennison ‘World of Science’ to showcase breakthrough technology at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Visitors to Labelexpo Europe 2019 will be the first to learn about the newest Avery Dennison breakthrough technology, to be launched at the show, which runs Sept. 24-27 at Brussels Expo in Belgium.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Watch out for Labels India 100th issue...


Haney launches commercial packaging division, Haney Digital

Haney is expanding its digital printing and packaging capabilities with the launch of Haney Digital. Building on 30 years of heritage and passion for brand package innovation and realization, Haney Digital delivers digital printing, laminating, and converting for short-run commercial flexible packaging applications to the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.

As the Packaging Microfactory™, Haney provides CPGs a one-stop-shop for the informed prototyping, printing, and copacking of consumer usable samples for FDA regulated products. As Scott Whitehouse, VP of Client Services for Haney Digital explains, developing a commercial printing capability is a logical extension of the Microfactory concept. “Adding Haney Digital to an already stellar suite of services that Haney has offered to CPG and Agency partners for decades will truly round out Haney’s portfolio and enable our clients to have access to the ultimate packaging toolbox.”

Loftware Spectrum 4.0 optimizes label printing from mobile devices and introduces label comparison


Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management Solutions, today announced the availability of Loftware Spectrum 4.0. This latest release of Loftware’s flagship Enterprise Labeling Solution enables users to design label printing applications purpose-built for mobile devices, which streamlines global labeling processes. Spectrum 4.o also introduces a new user interface (UI) to enhance usability and leverages Loftware’s DaVinci feature to provide powerful label comparison to speed label design and review.

Flint expands nyloflex line for flexible packaging and label markets

The new smooth surfaced, hard round top dot plate codenamed XAH expands Flint Group’s line developed for flexible packaging and label markets offering reduced operating costs and productivity increase.

The new flexographic plate is formulated with an AIF technology that keeps plates cleaner on press and results in faster print runs with fewer press stops. It offers all benefits of the nyloflex Xpress Thermal System such as lower operating costs, higher sustainability and producing plates in under one hour from imaging to finishing.

IST Metz receives the Red Dot for Good Design

In the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019, UV specialist and system manufacturer IST Metz has won the Red Dot in the category “Packaging Design” with its “X-Press-U” packaging concept, which combines printing technology and culinary delights.

IST Metz succeeded in winning over the international jury with its project in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. Based on the high design quality and creative accomplishment of the “X-Press-U” concept, the jurors awarded the sought-after Red Dot. Over several days, the experts had scrutinised, discussed and assessed a total of 8.697 international entries to the competition to ultimately select the best for an award.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Arden Software to give glimpse into the future of packaging production

Arden Software will be giving die-makers a glimpse into the future of packaging production at the upcoming ESU Technology Forum. The leading software provider for the packaging industry will be presenting its latest innovations in CAD software at the exhibition for die-makers taking place in Luxembourg from 13-14 September. The Arden Software Team will for the first time be showcasing its new Die-shop Management Tool ahead of its eagerly anticipated release next year.

The new turn-key solution, designed specifically for die-makers, has been developed from a version of Arden’s powerful project management software WEBcnx. Web-based platform WEBcnx integrates with Arden’s packaging CAD/CAM software Impact, acting as a virtual project manager, enabling customers to manage their operations from wherever they are in the world.

Domino to present 20-minute production efficiency challenge at Labelexpo Europe

Domino has daily scheduled N610i digital hybrid label converting demonstrations on its Booth No 9B50 in Hall 9 at Labelexpo 2019, claiming it has created a completely new standard in label converting productivity that will revolutionise the label supply chain. This solution is delivered in partnership with global market leader in print finishing, AB Graphic International Ltd, combining their Digicon Series 3 converting line with a Domino N610i Integration Module.

UniNet to present suite of label and packaging digital solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019

UniNet, a worldwide technology-driven OEM providing on-demand digital print technology will be showcasing a selection of products from their iColor Printing Solutions line for labels and packaging at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Developed specifically to enhance the product capabilities of the short-to-mid-run label and packaging market, this will include the state-of-the-art iColor 200 and the flagship iColor 700 digital label presses. Attendees can visit UniNet’s stand located at Hall 8, booth #8B08 to see live demonstrations of the company’s product portfolio capabilities to support this growing market business opportunities.

Tower Products to introduce offset and flexographic pressroom solutions at Labelexpo Europe

Tower Products, Inc., the leading manufacturer of environmentally sensitive pressroom chemistry for the graphic arts industry, will be introducing to Europe for the first time, its full line of pressroom products for the flexographic and offset printers at Labelexpo Europe 2019. Tower will be located in Booth 4E67.

According to Mark Principato, Director of Flexographic Products, the company will be featuring its SmartFlex line, a series of specialty chemicals tailored to fit any flexographic and packaging pressroom and will be highlighting the LED/UV portion of their product line. On the offset side, the Millennium Fountain Solution line of products will be featured as solutions helping offset printers achieve new levels of quality with both conventional and UV inks. Both product lines are manufactured in Europe.

Tower Products will be joined in the booth by Tower Products Europe BV, a joint venture between Tower and Wifac BV of The Netherlands.

RGF Network’s Digital Label Printing Solutions from Epson, OKI and UniNet at Fachpack & Labelexpo Europe


RGF together with members and partners invites to the trade shows Fachpack (Nuremberg, 24 - 26 September, hall 1, booth 1-354) and Label Expo (Brussels, 24 - 27 September, booth 8B08). At Fachpack, partners Epson, OKI and UniNet will demonstrate new digital label printing solutions at the Print Cocktail booth. The gimmick: Individual and personalised labels for exclusive cocktail cans will be printed on site.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Toray and Codimag to collaborate at Labelexpo Europe 2019

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, scheduled for 24 to 27 September in Brussels, Toray will be collaborating with Codimag to demonstrate the benefits of waterless offset printing. Toray will be located in Hall 11, Booth number D02, at the show, while Codimag will be located just across the aisle in Booth number C10 and will be running live waterless offset printing demonstrations on its VIVA 420 intermittent (semi-rotary) press using Toray IMPRIMA LJ plates on a variety of different substrates. Toray’s show presence will feature the full array of waterless offset printing plates for label production.

Flint Group Packaging expands its Thermoflexx Brand at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Building on the outstanding success of ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology, Xeikon Prepress is launching a new and integrated prepress solution for digital flexo plates. 

Since Xeikon Prepress, as part of Xeikon, joined Flint Group in 2015, the two divisions combined forces in developing highly automated imaging devices and invested further into mutual R&D projects. Woodpecker Nano, a technology to create surface microstructures, is one of the innovations that was launched in April this year as a result of the unique expertise exchange between Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group’s Flexographic division. 


“After joining the Flint Group family, we suddenly were in the unique position of having the expertise of one of the leading plate manufacturers combined with our own vast experience of imaging systems, in-house, which is unseen in our industry. As we have optimized ThermoFlexX imagers and developed Woodpecker Nano surface screening, we are now going for the next level to integrate and combine these with new innovations”, notes Uwe Stebani, General Manager of Xeikon Prepress. “We are sure that industry experts will be excited to learn about our new integrated plate imaging solutions,” adds Christophe Lievens, Sales Director of Xeikon Prepress. “Labelexpo 2019 is a perfect opportunity to announce our vision of quality enhancement in flexo plate-making.”

What to expect from Toray at Labelexpo

We hope you will be as excited as we are about our new Imprima J line brochure. Not only is it eye-catching, but it emphasizes our dedication to doing our part to address the global climate emergency. You’ll also see how our impressive global dealer and distributor network continues to grow – see the map below and at our booth.

Xeikon Dry Toner Technology offers Comex highest levels of print quality across multiple substrates and applications


Comex, a leading printer in Poland for highly processed, technologically advanced self-adhesive labels has invested in a Xeikon 3030 digital label press designed with variable web widths and dry toner technology. The company states the investment strategy is to expand its business through increased production capabilities and continue to provide exceptional customer service in the region and beyond. Founded over 30 years ago as a commercial printer, Comex can now combine its unique and innovative RFID technologies with Xeikon’s latest dry toner technology to produce a broad range of complex multi-layer, peel-off labels and personalised designs for the pharmaceutical, flexible packaging, food, beverage and cosmetics industries as well as mass event tickets with varying levels of security for sporting and cultural events.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dantex to showcase expanding digital line-up at Labelexpo Europe

Dantex will be showcasing their expanding and highly versatile portfolio of UV inkjet digital printing solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (stand 3C15). Designed to meet every requirement with no minimum quantity, no waste and a super-fast turnaround, Dantex Pico digital solutions provide fast and easy label production and are suitable for both short or long jobs.

Two new PicoJet ‘reel to reel’ presses will be on show - the PicoJet 254 R and the PicoJet 350 R - both being sister models to the existing PicoJet 350 RF in-line modular digital platform. The versatile PicoColour 210 RF press will also be on display. All models offer superior quality, high speed and high productivity, are capable of printing CMYK +White and come available with a wide range of software and hardware options.

Omet to launch the new XFlex X7 at Labelexpo Europe

Omet is showcasing three machines on its two stands (C49 and C53, hall 6). This includes the launch of the Omet X7, the latest addition to the XFlex line, which can be seen live in action at the show. This machine is a flexo printing machine for labels and flexible packaging with 670mm (26 ") web width, able to carry out the most complex jobs in a simple way. Omet is also showcasing its XJet powered by Durst, the hybrid flexo + inkjet machine, and the first and only machine currently on the market able to produce shrink labels with combined printing.

The third machine on display is the small iFLEX, offering an 8-color flexo UV-LED configuration. This solution allows considerable energy savings and perfect drying at high speed. Unlike other entry-level machines on the market, iFlex is equipped with several new and highly sophisticated features that will help printers to reduce waste during the production process, time for job changeover and overall maintenance costs. 

AstroNova to premier two products at Labelexpo Europe

AstroNova TrojanLabel will premier two new products: the T2-L and the T3-OPX, at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

T2-L: Designed for flexible packaging, the T2-L (pictured) is the world’s first narrow-format, industrial-quality, water-based inkjet press that allows for seamless print and pack with all size print runs. With added laminating capabilities and inline heat-sealable cold lamination, the T2-L is a breakthrough into the industry for AstroNova.

T3-OPX: The anticipated T3-OPX, which makes its worldwide premiere at the show, is a next-generation overprinting solution with an extended print area (303.53 mm/11.95’’), extended resistance to both water and sunlight, extended printhead life and the ability to print directly on cardboard boxes, paper bags and more.

AVT’s Inspection solutions to help customers implement customized, Industry 4.0 prepress-to-finish workflows

AVT, part of Danaher’s Product Identification group (PID) and the world leader in print inspection, process control, and quality assurance solutions, will present integrated solutions for enhanced productivity and efficiency at Labelexpo Europe, in Brussels, Belgium. Co-located with sister company Esko at Booth #3C60, AVT will showcase its newest, most advanced automated inspection solutions for label and packaging applications supported by next-generation workflow automation solutions per Industry 4.0 “smart factory” production.

Workflow Automation and Quality Standards Control
Unsurpassed by competing AIS systems, AVT’s solutions enable converters to set cross-plant quality standards in tandem with Esko’s Automation Engine (AE) and X-Rite’s ColorCert. AVT’s AutoSet module automates job setup by streamlining prepress to pressroom connectivity from the ESKO Automation Engine to AVT’s inspection system. Meanwhile, the innovative iCenter platform empowers printers to tightly control cross-site quality standards ensuring global consistency.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Have you registered for PHARMA BRAND PROTECTION & PACKAGING 2019 Summit?

Packaging is no longer a reference to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. The ever-evolving global pharmaceutical packaging industry holds a market size of around $95 - $97 billion. This market is expected to witness a notable growth with a healthy CAGR of 6% to 7% in the coming years, owing to the increased R&D, new innovations in packaging materials, growth in generic market & rise in the trend of contract packaging. The brand matters and the companies need to protect it. They have worked hard to build the customers trust and loyalty. This industry is in a constant battle against counterfeiting & is thriving hard towards its Brand Protection.

The event will discuss the challenges of Brand Protection & Packaging in regards to Anti- Counterfeiting, Serialization, USP 661.1 & ICH Q3d guidelines. The event will witness the key decision makers & influencers from the leading pharmaceutical companies networking in the buyers sellers meet that is organized with many networking opportunities, Camp fire session & Build an action plan.

Rotocontrol expands its portfolio with Ecoline


The German manufacturer has expanded its European and North American portfolio by adding three Ecoline label finishing machines to its offering. Ecoline brand was launched six years ago by Rotocon specifically for South African converters, but quickly expanded with several installations across the other African countries and Australia.

The new product line available through Rotocontrol, includes RSI-340 and RSH-340 designed for inspection and slitting of printed labels, and the RDF-340, a fully customizable digital converting and finishing system. The machines will be promoted and serviced in Europe, as well as in North America through the local sales and service team at EMT International headquartered near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

New high-performance label printers from Toshiba

Toshiba Tec has launched new BA400 mid-range barcode label printers able to achieve increased speeds of up to eight inches per second and offering a wider range of connectivity options. The next-generation devices feature new processors and enabling multiple printer language emulations to enhance compatibility, and upgradeable operating system for added high degree of future proofing. The new printers also compatible with Toshiba’s unique RFID technology.

BA400 series also features dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in Bluetooth functionality for easy integration with mobile Android and iOS applications, and support for Android NFC pairing to provide on-demand connections via Bluetooth. There are currently two models available: the BA410 with its metal case, developed for use in demanding manufacturing environments, while the small footprint BA420 is designed for workplaces with a limited space. Both models are available with 203 dpi or 300 dpi print resolutions.

Colordyne Technologies joins conference speakers at IMI's Age of Materials Conference

Colordyne Technologies' Director of Sales, Taylor Buckthorpe, will speak at IMI's Age of Materials Conference 2019 from September 4 to 5 in Lombard, Illinois. Buckthorpe will address how print providers and brand owners can select the right technology for their label and package printing needs.