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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.

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Dauir Printing House invests in KBA technology

KBA Rapida 105 press went into production at the Dauir Printing House in Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan. The four-colour press is equipped for commercial printing and outputs up to 16,000 sheets per hour. Dauir was founded back in 1932, then under the name Printing House No. 2. During the Soviet era, the company printed over 3,000 different newspaper titles and books in high-volume runs. The sheetfed department was already then a domain of “vista blue” presses from Saxony.

HuberGroup develops sheet-fed printing ink for high-volume printing of food packaging

The demands being made with respect to the printing of food packaging are constantly growing. Largeformat prints produced at high speeds, cheaper substrate grades and a great awareness of quality and safety demand special printing-ink systems. In this context, the printing-ink manufacturer hubergroup is replacing its proven NATURA GA series with its latest MGA NATURA series.

Uniflex adopts Asahi Photoproducts flexographic plates for higher quality, improved efficiency

About eight years ago, Belarus-based Uniflex began its journey to enhance quality and competitive advantage through the use of fixed colour palette printing (also called Extended Colour Gamut printing), using a fixed set of inks to replace most, if not all, requirements for spot colour inks. Uniflex is one of the largest flexographic printing companies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe.

New Richo Pro C5200S supports flexible production

Ricoh has launched the Ricoh Pro C5200s series of digital colour cut sheet presses enabling print service providers to broaden their services thanks to its flexible production capabilities.

Xeikon Supports brand protection with security print at HID 2017

Xeikon will reconfirm its leading position in the document printing space and highlight its security print capabilities with its flagship Xeikon 9800 duplex press at Hunkeler Innovation Days, Messe Lucerne. This security application is centered around a personalised mailer that includes a high value personalized entry ticket.

IBIS appoints new International Sales Manager

M i k e Donovan joins our IBIS team on 1st Feb 2017 in the role of International Technical Sales manager. Mike has a BEng hons degree in mechanical engineering with electronic systems, a Diploma in Management Studies and was awarded charted engineer status in 1995.

INX International Ink Co. expands US operations

Having completed a $4 million USD expansion at its Charlotte, North Carolina facility last year, INX International Ink Co. recently concluded finishing touches connected to the project. INX officials indicate Charlotte set a new production record in 2016, and are hopeful 2017 will be another record-breaker now that staff has acclimated to the new space.

Paulson Press to Double Productivity with Speedmaster XL 106 LPL Machine from Heidelberg

Paulson Press, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, IL is reaping the cost-effective benefits of its newly installed Speedmaster XL 106- 4+LYY-P+4+L with UV from Heidelberg. The XL 106 LPL press is the first in the world of its kind, delivers increased productivity, reduced manufacturing costs, and faster turnaround times with its ability to coat both sides of a job in a single pass at maximum speeds.

Installation of New MBO equipment allows golden image graphics to expand services for high-end cosmetics and pharmaceutical clients

Leading finishing equipment supplier MBO America has installed a new M8 folder and two delivery systems at Golden Image Graphics of Bellport, New York. Owner and President David Bernstein says that these additions allow the 25- year-old company to offer additional services to its internationally renowned, New York metropolitan area clients.

Xerium develops new forming fabric for paperboard and packaging machines

US-based Xerium Technologies has developed a new forming fabric for paperboard and packaging machines, with an aim to help reduce energy consumption and extend fabric life. Known as TransForm, the newly developed forming fabric has been tailor-made for different types of board and packaging former, including fourdriniers, twin wire formers, top formers, gap formers, and multiply formers.

Uflex develops new four lane automatic linear pick, fill, and seal machine

India-based Uflex has developed new four lane automatic linear pick, fill, and seal (PFS) machine LPFS-4T to pack various products including tea, sugar, salt, granular, and others. Compared to other rotary PFS machines, the new Uflex LPFS-4T can increase the filling and sealing speed of 3 dimensional (3D) and flat bottom pouches by more than twofold. Uflex LPFS-4T’s vacuum cups can also clamp open a pouch by holding its panels.

Ireland's Minprint Chooses EFI VUTEk Hybrid LED High Speed Printer to Meet Expanding Market Demands

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced the installation of the EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED inkjet printer at Minprint, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Minprint purchased the 3.2- metre hybrid roll/flatbed printer to keep up with the growing demand for largeformat applications. The ability to produce high-quality output at production speeds was a deciding factor in choosing EFI.

Uflex launches new aseptic liquid packaging brand

India-based flexible packaging materials and solution provider Uflex has introduced its new aseptic liquid packaging brand, Asepto, with an aim to provide specialised filling solutions and comprehensive packaging to pack liquid products. Capable of increasing the shelf-life of products, aseptic packaging helps brands to reduce dependency on cold chains.

Linpac and Leroy Seafood Group to create new packaging tray for Mercadona

Linpac, along with Norway’s Leroy Seafood Group, is set to produce a range of new food packaging trays for Spanish retailer Mercadona. Featuring single, doubleportion and family sized packs, the trays will be manufactured from laminated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and incorporate a printed film base tray and a clear anti-fog PET lid.

Sidel develops new StarLite bottle bases for carbonated soft drinks

Sidel has developed a new range of bottle bases, under its StarLite portfolio, for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carbonated soft drinks (CSD) bottle manufacturers. Developed to cater to different packaging sizes ranging from 0.25l to 3l, the new Sidel StarLite Tropical base is designed to endure harsh production and environmental conditions.

Sappi and Felix Schoeller to jointly develop sustainable packaging solutions

Sappi Europe and Felix Schoeller Group, Osnabrück, have entered into a collaboration agreement that includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications. The two companies will be combining their unique competencies in their respective business fields in the future in order to provide brand owners with more sustainable and more efficient packaging solutions for their products.

El Paso Paper Box Makes Strategic Investment in KBA Rapida 106 41-inch Seven-Color

With the flick of a switch, El Paso Paper Box put into operation its newest strategic investment - a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch sevencolor full inline UV coating sheetfed perfector press - part of a $7 million capital expenditure at its 105,000 sq ft facility in the far southwestern region of Texas.

Walter Digital chooses ricoh pro vc60000 technology

Walter Digital has invested in a Ricoh Pro VC60000 digital inkjet press to increase efficiency and productivity. The fourth generation family-run German digital and offset print services provider specialises in mailings, point-of-salematerial, marketing collateral and manuals. It is managed by brothers Axel and Felix Walter.

Defining the parameters for self-adhesive label production

A new international technical specification of selfadhesive labels, ISO DTS 18614, was published in August 2016 by ISO to bring new clarity to the process for ordering and specification between end users and the label supply chain. Its content benefitted from important input from the industry itself, in the form of a collaboration between the label association in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Verband der Hersteller selbstklebender Etiketten und Schmalbahnconverter (VskE), and FINAT – the international label association.

Demax Invests in an Edale FL5 flexographic press for lottery card production

The Demax Graphic Arts Group, Bulgaria, has invested in a fully automated Edale FL5 single-pass flexographic press to print sophisticated lottery scratch cards. The press, the first of its kind in Europe, has been installed at the Demax production facility in Sofia and has already transformed the company’s scratch card printing capability.

Gerresheimer installs packing robots at pharma glass production plants in Germany

Germany’s Gerresheimer has installed new robotic packing arms at its pharmaceutical glass packaging plants in Essen and Lohr. With the installation, the company aims to improve the efficiency and reliability of packing operations at both plants.

Chinese first for Xeikon 3020

Xeikon has installed China’s first Xeikon 3020 five color label press at Xiamen Yu Long Printing Co. Xiamen Yu Long Printing Co was founded in 2004. The label and folding carton operation’s portfolio of products includes leaflets, posters, brochures and packing boxes. Its key customers are from the garment, health and beauty sectors.

Austria’s Starlinger develops new closed loop recyclable packaging tape

Austria-based Starlinger has created a new completely closed loop woven plastic tape, which can be recycled and upcycled with minimal investment. Made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) flakes, the new tape can be laminated with rPET fabric with reverse printed b i a x i a l l y - o r i e n t e d polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film.

Color-Logic Certifies Mark Andy Digital Press

Color-Logic has announced the certification of Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid presses for use with the Color-Logic process. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic director of sales and marketing Mark Geeves comments, "The combination of the Mark Andy Hybrid Digital Press and our Process Metallic Color System provides unlimited opportunities for printers and their brand clients to differentiate themselves from their competition.

US-based CTI develops new HPP indicator technology for food packaging industry

US-based Chromatic Technologies (CTI) has developed new highpressure indicator technology that can be delivered in ink to ensure safety in the food packaging sector. CTI currently offers water-based and ultraviolet (UV) cured inks, and plans to launch solvent-based inks in future.

Kodak increases plate prices in China

Kodak is to increase the price of certain digital printing plates for the Chinese market. The price increase will be in the range of 4-6 percent. Details of the new pricing structure will be communicated to all customers and dealers across the region. All current contractual commitments will be honoured.

Blömeke is opening up new areas of business with the first Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE UV in Germany and a matching service package

“We’re now able to print jobs that we couldn’t before. Everything has been exactly as Heidelberg promised”, says Christian Rump from Blömeke in Herne in summarizing his experiences with the new Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE UV, which the media company has been using for almost one year to the day. Managing directors and brothers Christian and Klaus- Georg Rump were looking for a replacement for their two older presses, and made increasing the profitability of their press arm and achieving a higher margin their top priority.

Fleximat S.A. in Morocco opts for the new KBA Rapida 105 PRO

At the beginning of 2016, one of the country's flagship companies – Fleximat S.A. – t o o k delivery of the f i r s t mediumf o r m a t press of the new K B A R a p i d a 105 PRO series to be installed in Africa.

Konica Minolta to demo digital press output

Konica Minolta will be demonstrating the output from the bizhub PRESS C71cf, a digital press specifically designed for narrow web applications. The number of high-mix low-volume print jobs continues to increase and print companies need to complete orders within shorter lead times. Printing demands that were difficult to fulfil with conventional presses can now be processed efficiently thanks to the flexibility of digital printing.

Qualvis Print & Packaging makes digital packaging investment

Leicester, UK-based Qualvis Print & Packaging has installed a uniquely configured double digital packaging line, incorporating a high degree of automation

Resounding technical and sales success for the REVO Master Class Open House held at Bobst Firenze, Italy

The REVO Master Class Open House which took place from 29th November to 1st December 2016 at the Competence Center of Bobst Firenze, Italy, succeeded in being a very dynamic event rich in interaction and networking opportunities for the 322 people that attended it over the three days and six sessions.

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