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Print2Pack is the only monthly magazine from Pakistan focus on printing, packaging, publishing, graphic arts, pulp, paper & paperboard, converting, plastic, coatings, inks, adhesives, flexo, gravure, writing instruments, stationery etc.

It is the publication that simultaneously cover so many industry segments including pre-press, offset printing, screen printing, Hologram, labels, Security printing & Parer, digital printing, flexo, gravure, foil, rotary, web printing, publicity, advertising, post-press, finishing, coating, engraving, out door and wide format signage, magazines, newspapers, pulp, paper and paperboard trade & industry.

The magazine covers national and international news, articles, features and distributed beside printing, packaging and allied industry to Textile, Pharma, food, agriculture, Halal Product, confectionery, livestock, leather, dairy, it & softwares, newspapers and related trade & industry sectors. The magazine is also circulated to all the prominent chambers, concerned associations, Government, multinationals, autonomous bodies and related trade & industry in Pakistan and abroad.

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Dotprint invest in Kodak Trendsetter 800

Dot Print (PVT) LTD, was established in year 1987. With the span of time it has become one of the leading, high-quality printers of Pakistan. We are specialized in Packaging, labels, calendars, posters and brouchers. The company has independent departments for printing and finishing operations for the above-mentioned products, which enables us to fulfill our commitment to our valued customers.

Concerned process select Xerox 7800

Concerned process select Xerox 7800 colour laser p r i n t e r , w i t h advanced m e d i a handling capabilities a n d professional finishing options. The Phaser 7800 is designed to produce jobs quickly and offer precise control over colour matching.

Finnish paper maker sells equity to Packages Ltd

Finnish paper and pulp manufacturer Stora Enso on announced divestment of its 35 equity stake in a joint venture firm formed between Stora and Packages Limited against a cash consideration of six million Euros.

Amsky thermal CTP at Concerned process, Karachi

The Concerned Process is one of the Karachi’s leading plate maker installs First Amsky Ausetter T864 thermal CTP through Guangzhou Amsky Technology co., Ltd. authorized agent in Pakistan M/s Advance Imaging Solutions, to grow their manufacturing capacity for Thermal Plates quickly to meet increased demand of customers.

National Vocational & Technical Training Commission Appoints Mr. Salman Haroon as Judge in Graphic Designing Zonal Skill Competition 2017

National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Appoints Mr. Salman Haroon (Head of Academics and Training in PAPGAI, CEO of Arafat Printing Press Private Limited) as Judge in Graphic Designing Zonal Skill Competition 2017.

Chantler Packaging and Packages Lanka announce joint venture

Chantler Packaging and Packages Lanka (A subsidiary of Packages Limited, Pakistan) have announced a joint venture, Chantler Packages, which will carry on and grow the business operations of Chantler Packaging. The new company, Chantler Packages, will assume the employees and operations of Chantler Packaging.

Labels Unlimited Brings Digital Printing In- House

Pressure sensitive label and hang tag manufacturer Labels Unlimited has recently installed a Mark Andy Digital One in a push to bring digital label production in-house. The company was first introduced to the Digital One solution at Labelexpo Americas 2016 in their hometown of C h i c a g o , Illinois and signed a p u r c h a s e agreement on the show floor.

Green Bay Packaging And MPS Open Demo & Applications Center In WI

MPS Systems North America and Green Bay Packaging Coated Products Operations and MPS Systems North America open a joint Demo & A p p l i c a t i o n s Technology Center in Green Bay, WI. T h e Technology Center is a separate building on the Green Bay Packaging campus and opens Sept. 1. MPS is displaying a 10-color, 17-in., EF multi-substrate flexo press equipped with UV/LED, hot-air dryers and a large number of different converting options.

Jet Label to Double In Size After Acquisition Of United Label

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Jet Label & Packaging, Ltd., Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has acquired United Label Co. of Coquitlam, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The additional space and production capacity will allow Jet Label to double in size over the next two years, during which time additional infrastructure investments will be made to the newlyacquired facility.

UK's Reflex Labels Orders Seven Mark Andy Printing Presses

Gearing up to make the most of Brexit, Reflex Labels CEO Ian Kendall has invested in seven new Performance Series flexo presses, all due to be installed at the company’s plant in Boston (Lincolnshire), UK, before September 2017.

Tea of a Kind launches new Eco 4-Pack

Ready-to-drink (RTD) brand Tea of a Kind has launched Eco 4- Pack, which comprises one water bottle and three nitrogen p r e s s u r i s e d bottle caps that are filled with tea flavourings. The initiative is expected to help reduce plastic bottle waste and conserve natural resources.

Statex Colourprint moves into H-UV Drying with Komori Perfector

Statex colourprint in Newcastle-upon-Tyne has just installed its first Komori, an eight colour B2 Lithrone S29P perfector with Komori H-UV drying, to replace a seven-year-old ten colour Heidelberg XL75-10-P.

Eight-colour KBA Rapida 145 for Neografia

Book printer Neografia from Martin/Slovakia recently took delivery of an eight-colour Rapida 145 in a configuration for 4-over-4 perfecting. After comprehensive testing, the newly installed press was officially handed over on 1st June at a ceremony attended by representatives and shareholders of Neografia, as well further professionals from the regional printing industry and representatives of KBA CEE.

BOBST and Radex announce launch of Mouvent, a new company focused on digital print using pioneering digital technology

BOBST – one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers, and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence center and solutions provider of BOBST.

W&H Academy GmbH for all Training Aspects Established

Windmöller & Hölscher provides all of its training via the newly founded W&H Academy GmbH. The new company includes the former Ausbildungs GmbH for vocational training as well as departments for further education and customer training. The goal of the Academy is to expand training opportunities for employees and customers as these represent important success factors. To achieve this, the existing expertise will be combined and expanded at the Academy.

Industrial Laminator Customized For R2R Material Fusion

The new Advanced Greig Laminators, Inc. (AGL), 48 laminator is the latest innovative design for a new custom laminator. Specifically configured to accommodate a fusion between two materials in a roll-to-roll function, the materials are aligned using an Accuweb Wide Array ultrasonic, Electronic Web- Guide Control System.

Braskem partners with COOPFAM to provide organic coffee packaging

Plastic packaging manufacturer União Plásticos has partnered with the Cooperative of Family Farmers of the Poço Fundo Region (COOPFAM) to provide renewable ‘I'm GreenT’ plastic in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Tesco and Disney launch new sleeve format for Beauty and the Beast DVD

Tesco has introduced a new limited edition DVD and Blu-ray collection for Disney’s recent blockbuster film, Beauty and the Beast, in more than 400 stores across the UK.

Hong Kong International Stationery Fair to open in January

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the 18th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will run from 8 – 11 January 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

QuickLabel Announces Availability of High- Volume Printing Plug-in

AstroNova, Inc., announced the availability of a high-volume printing (HVP) plug-in from the company's QuickLabel business unit with the support of SAP Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Management software.

New Ultra-High-Barrier PET Films Extend Shelf Life, Fit E-Commerce Applications

CPGs and converters want creative materials solutions that will deliver barrier performance, especially for longer shelf life and ecommerce applications, and also lower the total cost of ownership of flexible packaging. Advancements in barrier technology developed by Toray Plastics (America) ( are making that possible.

New Confectionery Processing and Packaging Equipment Zone with International High Caliber Exhibitors

At swop 2017, Nov. 7-10 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), a large number of internationally advanced and innovative processing and packaging products for the confectionery and bakery sectors will be showcased. Several leading European confectionery processing and packaging machinery manufacturers have registered for the exhibition with the goal of supplying Chinese and Asian dessert industries with advanced products and high quality services – among them the German exhibitors T h e e g a r t e n - P a c t e c , C h o c o t e c h , Winkler+Dünnebier, Hänsel Processing, LoeschPack and Hansa Mixer.

First KBA Rapida 75 PRO with LED-UV in Poland

A few months ago, a Rapida 75 PRO with LEDUV drying was commissioned at ColorPressArt in Kielce/Poland. It is the first half-format press incorporating this innovative drying technology in the country. At a recent open house, representatives from other Polish print companies were able to experience the new Rapida 75 PRO in production with a variety of non-absorbent substrates.

Skånemejerierne selects SuperLight pot for new quark range

Swedish dairy producer Skånemejerierne has used RPC Superfos’ SuperLight pot to pack its new Lindahls Kvark range of quark. The thermo-formed polypropylene (PP) container has enabled Skånemejerierne to produce and pack its product in-house.

PRESS’VERCORS is first Digicut ECO user in France

The French offset and digital printer PRESS’VERCORS started working with the Digicut ECO made by POLAR. Owing to the laser cutting machine, the innovative business is now able to extend its range of products and win new customers.

StandUpPouches and Avery to deliver online custom labels for CPG brands

ABC Packaging Direct’s StandUpPouches division has entered a partnership with Avery Product’s online printing service Avery WePrint that will allow emerging CPG brands to order custom-designed labels for their flexible packaging.

BASF establishes new Group company to pursue business opportunities in 3D printing

BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH will be headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, at the site of InnovationLab GmbH. It will focus on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing.

French HBA-Packaging Printer To Install Comexi F2 MC CI-Flexo Press

Spain's Comexi Group continues to strengthen its position in the French market. The group closed a new strategic agreement with the French company LIVCER, which has purchased its first CI-flexo printing press: a Comexi F2 MC.

Enaris introduces new specimen transportation bags

Medical product manufacturer Enaris has introduced new 95kPa specimen transportation bags designed to eliminate the risks associated with packaging failure and comply with IATA regulations.

Tekni-Plex acquires foam closure liners producer BrunaSeals

US-based Tekni-Plex has purchased BrunaSeals, an induction seals and foam closure liners manufacturer, for an undisclosed sum. With the completion of the deal, BrunaSeals will become part of Tekni- Plex’s global closure liners business unit, Tri-Seal.

PRINT 17 Returns to Chicago with a Program of Innovative Educational Offerings

PRINT 17—back in Chicago after last year’s hiatus in Orlando—is flush with new experiences and opportunities for the entire printing and graphic communications value chain, all focused on this year’s theme: “Grow YOUR Business.”

DS Smith Plastics develops new retail-ready pallet for Tesco

British packaging company DS Smith Plastics’ Injection Moulded Products has developed a new retailready quarter pallet for UKbased retailer Tesco. The new 600mm x 400mm pallet is said to fulfil Tesco’s packaging, marketing, and logistical requirements.

Quark Software Recognized as Best Multi- Channel Publishing Platform or Service

Quark Software announced that Quark Enterprise Solutions has been named the best Multi- Channel Publishing Platform or Service of 2017 in the 32nd annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients represent the companies producing the most innovative business technology products across the country, and around the world.

Walker Printing Improves Eco-Friendliness with New Heidelberg Prepress

Walker Printing LLC of Red Bluff, California, recently upgraded their prepress department to improve their ecological impact with a new Suprasetter A75 Gen III CtP and Saphira ND 100 plates from Heidelberg.

Willsons installs new Xerox iGen 5

Commercial printer Willsons Group Services has invested in a new Xerox iGen 5 digital press for its Newark, Nottinghamshire site. The group brought the machine in last month for an undisclosed fee, replacing a s e v e n - y e a r - o l d iGen 3, a n d installing it in its main 2,800sqm d i g i t a l p r i n t i n g site, where it joins an iGen 4.

Heidelberg Awarded Two InterTech Technology Awards 2017 for Industry Innovations

Printing Industries of America awarded the Prinect Press Center XL 2 with Wallscreen XL and Intellistart 2 and the Gallus Labelfire 340 with the renowned InterTech Technology Award for 2017. H e i d e l b e r g e r Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is now honored with their 37th and 38th star for outstanding and innovative products making them the most decorated manufacturer in the industry.

Slovenska Grafia orders further LITHOMAN commercial press for Bratislava

By ordering a 32 page long grain commercial press, Slovenska Grafia, which is the leading heatset printer in Slovakia, invests in the latest web offset technology. After a huge investment in two highly productive LITHOMAN presses in 2011, the new LITHOMAN now replaces an older 16-page press. This is a further step of the printing company towards high volume commercial printing and to secure their leading market position.

First Rapida 164 perfectors in Russia installed at JSC First Model Printing House in Chekhov

A major investment in print production capacities at JSC First Model Printing House in Chekhov has been brought to a successful conclusion with installation of a complete pre-press, print and finishing set-up. On the supplier side, the project was coordinated by KBA-Digital & Web in Würzburg, in conjunction with Austrian partner OD Systeme Handelsund Vertriebs GmbH from Vienna.

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