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Merit Packaging invest in second Iberica Die Cutting machine

Merit Packaging is a well known name in the printing and packaging industry of Pakistan since the last three decades. Merit serves its customers Offset/Flexible packaging requirements as well as requirements for POS material, with the help of a dedicated team of more than 200 skilled employees. Merit Packaging invests in IBERICA OPTIMA 106 through Iberica’s authorized agent M/s Printech Trading in Pakistan.

BOTHEVEN CS-2012 Automatic Woven Bag Conversion Line at ARFEEN INDUSTRIES

Arfeen Industries is one of the Karachi’s leading petrochemicals, plastics and Pharmaceuticals Company installs new Automatic Woven Bag Conversion Line from Botheven Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd. The latest generation of the Botheven Woven Bag Conversion Line CS-2012.

Amir Associates adopts Shanghai Pripack ZH-880 Folder & Gluer

Amir Associates Karachi adopts new technology ZH- 880 Folder & Gluer for fulfills their customer requirements. This Machine supply by Shanghai PriPack Machinery Co., Ltd. The machine is adopted with strengthened single-side driving system, for steady running and easy maintenance.

Pakistan Paper Products, Karachi acquires Gallus ECS 340

Pakistan Paper Products, Karachi has acquired Gallus ECS 340 that rising cost pressures, complex label designs, shrinking run lengths and just-in-time deliveries – the label market is constantly changing. The Gallus ECS 340 is a quiet, user-friendly and exceptionally cost-effective printing press for commodity labels. It features a configuration that focuses on what is essential and can be expanded freely by 2 modules at a time. Thanks to its technical granite core, it offers an exceptionally long service life and runs exceptionally smoothly and quietly

Longlife LWQ-1600 Horizontal Type Slitting Machine sold to K.B. Enterprises

K.B. Enterprises is a flexible packaging company established in 1980, located in Karachi, Pakistan. They have a history of over three decades and have specialized in the manufacturing of packaging material for confectionery products as well as high barrier packaging laminates. Longlife is the first Pakistan Manufacturing company. Since they start manufacturing in 2000 its the third machine manufactured in Pakistan, the only manufacturer from Pakistan.

SALMAN PAPER PRODUCTS invested in JL2000 Full Automatic Folder Gluer

Salman Paper Products Pvt Ltd, has invested in JL2000 Full Automatic Folder Gluer Machine. Jl2000 folder glue machine the whole machine ad sop PLC computer controller digital operation touch input data can realize nonstop change data production speed and etc.

Merit Packaging Buy TYM-1020 Automatic Foil Stamping & Die-cutting Machine

Shanghai UPG International Co., Ltd TYM- 1020 Automatic Foil Stamping & Die-cutting Machine installed at one of the Pakistan Leading Packaging Company Ms / Merit Packaging Limited. TYM1020-H automatic foil stamping and diecutting machine is mainly used for the diecutting, creasing, foil stamping, cold and hot embossing of cigarette box, drug box, wine box and label in the packing and decorating industries.

Multan Packages invest in Flute Laminator Machine

Multan Packages is one of the Multan’s leading Packaging company invest in new Flute Laminator Machine by Dongguang Hairuibao Carton Machinery Co., Ltd. The high speed, high accurate flute laminator machine operation is stable, joint accurate, easy operation, need not skilled workers.

ACG Pampac Blister Packaging Machine at The Searle Company Limited, Karachi

THE SEARLE COMPANY LIMITED is one of the Karachi’s leading packaging company have acquired new BQS Blister Packaging Machine by ACG Pampac Machines Pvt Ltd. ACG Pampac presents servo technology enabled flat-forming, flat-sealing, continuous motion blister packing machine - BQS (Blistering Quickly through Servo).

Dollar Industries, Karachi select Haitian Injection Moulding Machine

Ningbo Haitian Huayuan Machinery has always been a leader and pioneer in Chinese industry for high Injection Moulding Machines. Highly optimized servohydraulic technology, with improved efficiency for lower energy consumption. Fixed platen with centralized force loading and less platen flexing.

S.K. Enterprises orders Zhejiang Zhongte Machinery RY-450 Flexo Label Printing Machine

S.K. Enterprises Karachi, Pakistan orders RY-450 Flexo Label Printing Machine From Zhejiang Zhongte Machinery Technology Co., Ltd. RY 450 product is a stacked flexographic printing machine. It is applicable to the printing of coated paper stickers, aluminum foil stickers, as well as PE, PP and PVC stickers. The resolution is over 150LPI. Max. Width of the Material 450mm, Max.

Color Printing Slotting Machine at Multan Packages, Pakistan

Multan Packages has renowned name in Packaging industry of Multan, Pakistan installs new Color Printing Slotting Machine by Dongguang Hairuibao Carton Machinery Co., Ltd. The latest generation color printing slotting machine Adopt cross slider transmission, Adopt spouting style cycle lubricate, All rollers are chrome plated, Phase adjustment adopts planet gear structure, Phase adjustment adopts digital input, and it has zero returning function, It is module designed. Multicolor printing sets can combine freely.

Vantage Printers, Lahore buy Wen Chyuan Machinery Co Ltd

Well known business company in Pakistan M/S Vantage Printers, Lahore is one of the Pakistan's largest printer buy Automatic HighSpeed Water Based Film Laminating Machine from Wen Chyuan Machinery Co Ltd. Automatic High-Speed Water Based Film Laminating Machine Specially designed for Water-Based Adhesive, apply adhesive onto the film. There are two separate Water-Heating Rollers for Drying and Laminating purpose, can adjust different temperature, suitable for thin film and thin paper.

RAVI AUTOS, Lahore buy YIZUMI PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING MACHINE

Well Known business company in Pakistan M/S RAVI AUTOS SHEIKHUPURA PVT Ltd, Lahore buy Yizumi Plastic Injection Moulding Machine.

High Speed Label Slitting and Rewinding Machine, FQ-450 installed at S.K. Enterprises, Karachi

FQ-450 Label Slitting and Rewinding Machine at S.K. Enterprises, Karachi, Pakistan. Machine provided by Zhejiang Zhongte Machinery Technology Co., Ltd. The high speed label slitting and rewinding machine is mainly used for the narrow range slitting of the printed materials. For example, multiple independent labels can be slit.

Multan Packages orders Single Facer Corrugated Machine

Formerly known as Multan Packages is in Multan, Pakistan orders new Single Facer Corrugated Machine through Dongguang Hairuibao Carton Machinery Co., Ltd. This machine offers Design Speed (100m/min), Working speed (60- 80m/min), Heating type (stream heat), Cardan drive with gear box, Corrugated roller alloy steel material

Coating & Laminating Days at Uteco end with a sale

The two “Coating and Laminating Days” were held at Uteco, with the presentation of the new coating line Mistral Wax / Hot Melt designed for paraffin processing, waxes and hot melts at temperatures up to 180° Celsius. The machine was purchased by a major Pakistan customer: Roshan Packages, who chooses Uteco Group after evaluating all the other competitors.

Print2Pack visit China Print 2017 Media Week

The 9th Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition (CHINA PRINT 2017) jointly organized by Print China Show Company Limited and China Print Show Company Limited, will be held from May 09- 13, 2017 in New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China. It is one of the most important professional exhibitions of the printing industry in China. Themed with “Green, Efficient, Digitalized and Intelligent”, the 9th China Print 2017 the total scale of 160,000 m2 exhibition area and over 1,300 exhibitors will present advanced technologies and solutions. More Than 200,000 visitors are estimated to visit the show.

Mr. Basit M. Zaidi Senior Vice Chairman of Papgai Received the Memento

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in collaboration of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has organized Expo/Seminar for Promotion of SME at Marriott Hotel, Karachi, where different banks and DFIs showcased their financing products and other services especially designed for small and medium enterprises.

WS Packaging Invests in a Second Mark Andy Digital Series Hybrid Press

WS Packaging, one of the nation's leading pressuresensitive label converters with 17 facilities throughout North America, has purchased its second Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid solution. The new press, custom configured to fit the company’s prime label production requirements, will augment the business growth resulting from their original Digital Series investment, which has been running full production since December 2015. The new press will be installed before year-end in the Dallas facility.

Bobst M5 Digital Flexo Press Installed at All Printing Resources Technical Center

Reinforcing the company’s commitment to the narrow web industry, All Printing Resources (APR) has announced the installation of a Bobst M5 Digital Flexo press at the company’s technical center in Glendale Heights, Ill. The eight-color Bobst ‘unlimited substrate’ press has easy drop-in Bobst Ready technology allowing fastest changeovers and interchangeability of flexo, screen and hot foil decoration. APR serves as Bobst’s only demo facility in the North American marketplace for narrow web presses.

Blue Star WEB again opts for a ROTOMAN DirectDrive from manroland web systems

The Australian printer Blue Star WEB, which is part of the IVE Group, is ensuring its’ machinery is at the cutting edge of technology thereby equipping itself for the future through a further investment in a highly flexible web offset printing system from manroland web systems.

Series Production of Gallus Labelfire 340 Off to a Successful Start

the printing industry’s biggest growth segments. The dynamic growth in demand for digitally printed labels in particular continues unabated. Following the global market launch of the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital label press — a joint development by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and Gallus based on leading inkjet technology from Fujifilm — series production is now getting off to a successful start at the WieslochWalldorf, Germany, site.

Siegwerk Releases New EB Inks for Offset Flexible Packaging Printing

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, is now offering a new ink range for offset printing, which is particularly suitable for flexible packaging. With these state-of-the-art energy curing offset ink solutions (e.g. EB 705), Siegwerk gives flexible packaging printers access to the benefits of offset printing for short print job lengths: Low cost of print form and short setup times, allowing for quicker changeovers between the print jobs.

Labelmen wins Taiwan Excellence Award

Labelmen Machinery has been awarded a Taiwan Excellence Award for its PW-260-R8C 8-color rotary letterpress printing machine. The Taiwan Excellence Award program honors the country’s most innovative and value-added products, and all products carrying the symbol have been selected based on their excellence in R&D, design, quality, marketing and Taiwanese manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1992, the Taiwan Excellence Award is recognized in 101 countries.

Esko Device manager improves productivity for VCG-CONNECT

UK reprographic and plate-making specialist VCG-Connect is enjoying greater operational visibility and smoother workflow following its implementation of Esko’s Device Manager for Flexo plate making.

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury adds stand-up pouches

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has introduced stand-up pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio. Produced at the company's sister site in Grootegast in the Netherlands, the range includes retortable, microwaveable and nonretortable stand-up pouch packaging suitable for many sectors, including food and beverage, dairy, home and personal care.

SATO Acquires In-Line Digital Printing Solutions Provider DataLase

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empowers workforces and streamlines operations, acquired a 100% share of UK-based in-line digital printing (IDP) leader, DataLase.

Aakruti Digipress takes home packaging award in 2016 Scodix Design Awards

India’s Aakruti Digipress has been named as a winner in this year’s Scodix Design Awards, taking home first place in the Folding Carton/Packaging category.

Avery Dennison introduces TT Sensor Plus to the European market

The credit card-sized label, which can either be inserted or adhered to a package, stores its data in a built-in NFC chip powered by a flexible battery. The TT Sensor Plus can be read and programmed by any NFC enabled smartphone or other smart device.

Comexi displays its consolidated offset printing technology

Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has presented its latest innovations in its consolidated and revolutionary offset printing technology. The group celebrated an Open House in its headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain) where it showed the great evolutions followed by this technology in the last years.

Masterwork unveils newest Duopress foil stamping, stripping and die-cutting machine

Masterwork USA, a leading finishing manufacturer of folding carton and packaging equipment, has introduced its newest Duopress model – the MK21060STEs foil stamping and die-cutting machine now featuring better stability, additional technology and a faster maximum speed of 6,000 sph. “We’re pleased to unveil the Duopress MK21060STEs for the postpress market,” said Wayne Zheng, Marketing Manager for Masterwork USA.

Esko launches new tools for 3D packaging design

Esko Studio 16, part of the Esko Software Platform 16, has introduced new tools to create 3D packaging designs. Studio is available in two bundles: Studio Essentials to create cartons, bottles, trays and displays; and Studio Advanced for agencies or departments that need to handle every packaging shape imaginable, including difficult to create realistic flexible bags and shrink sleeves.

Agfa launches Jeti Mira with UV LED curing, advanced 3D lens printing, and PrintSphere integration

Agfa Graphics has launched a powerful upgrade of its Jeti Mira wide-format inkjet printer. The new Jeti Mira LED now relies on UV LED curing technology to offer mid-end to high-end sign and display printers its signature print quality.

Pazazz is first Canadian printer to offer HP Indigo Electroink

Montreal-based print house, Pazazz, was approached by HP to act as a beta site for testing its new fluorescent inks in Canada. ‘This was a fantastic opportunity that I was enthusiastic to bring to my team,’ said Shawn Werbitt, president of Pazazz’s label division

Mimaki announces new Kebab options for its UJF Series of UV-LED flatbed printers

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced two new Kebab options for printing on cylindrical objects using the company’s UJF-7151 plus, or the new UJF MkII Series of UV-LED printers. UV technology has revolutionized inkjet by enabling printing directly onto “previously unimaginable” substrates.

Heidelberg offers new neon yellow spot color for its Versafire CV digital printing system

The toner glows under UV light, enabling it to attract more attention and add unexpected touches to printing applications. Heidelberg claims that the effect can also be used as a security feature, since the toner is almost impossible to copy. This enables printing of admission tickets or wristbands, for example, and other applications in the event industry that only light up under UV light.

Print Three installs Ricoh Pro C9110 Digital Press

Print Three, a commercial printer located in Calgary, Alberta, recently invested in a Ricoh Pro C9110 Digital Press. The Pro C9110 handles a wide range of media stocks from 52 to 400 gsm, runs at speeds of up to 130 pages per minute, and delivers “precision printing at nearoffset quality,” said the OEM.

Konica Minolta presents YSoftSafeQ version 6

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (Konica Minolta) is expanding its YSoftSafeQ office software platform. The latest version of YSoftSafeQ is a platform for print accounting, cost reporting and print policy, as well as for advanced and accurate data capture. With its modular approach, the product can be scaled to fit each customer’s needs.

DIC Expands WaterBased Flexo Ink Production Capacity in Asia, Oceania

DIC Corporation recently announced that it is taking steps to optimize regional production facilities, as well as to expand production capacity through the installation of state-of-the-art equipment, in anticipation of increased demand for waterbased flexo inks in Asia and Oceania.

Siegwerk launches new generation of PUR inks to drive the future of gravure printing

Siegwerk has launched an ink range for gravure printing based on a polyurethane binder system and containing no polyvinyl chloride (PVC), matching the market trend towards reducing PVC use, ink complexity and set-up times, as well as allowing for quicker changeovers between print jobs.

Esko launches ArtiosCAD Display Store

With its release of its ArtiosCAD Display Store, Esko is significantly increasing productivity in the production of visual communications for retail and other environments where compelling signage and packaging can drive additional business. Esko added that anything that lends an unusual shape or structure to a large-format display or package creates more added-value for the retailer than flat signs and objects.

Two new KBA Cortinas and a large-scale Commander retrofit

With an order for two new double-width KBA Cortina presses and a comprehensive retrofit programme for its existing KBA Commander line, newspaper printer Coldset Printing Partners from Belgium has committed to a major investment in print capabilities. “It was especially important for us, that we can obtain everything we need from a single source.

Flint and Dynagraph to open sheet-fed spot color mixing facility in Dubai

This facility features a Vale Tech HP35 ink dispenser, which accurately measures out each base color according to predetermined recipes. A Color-Mix Jet Mixer then blends those dispensed base colors and Teknimek proofers help ensure the shade is correct.

Uflex launches direct UV offset printable polyester film

Uflex has engineered a speciality polyester film, FUVC, suitable for direct UV offset printing without requiring any treatment. The unmetallized side is used for UV offset printing and UV curing. The metalized polyester film, Flexmetprotect F-UVC-M, is available in optical density ranging from 1.4 to 2.2. The metal bond between the metal and the film is 130-180 gm/25mm.

Konica Minolta launches Youth Skill Development Program in India

The company has partnered with Care Skills Academy in Noida to support its north operating partner to overcome their major challenges of customer engineers’ attrition and scarce skilled manpower. This academy is an authorized training partner of ESSCI (Electronic Sector Skills Council of India) working under the aegis of NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation).

Falkland Press installs new Heidelberg machine

The machine is designed to “easily handle” packaging, point of sale and commercial print jobs. I can operate using conventional UV, or LE-UV inks and coatings. The company employs 48 staff and has a turnover of £5.5m. It operates with two Speedmasters and two HP Indigo presses. It operates from a 4,000sqm site in Letchworth.

Xerox Names Steve Hoover Chief Technology Officer

Xerox has named Steve Hoover, as chief technology officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Hoover currently serves as chief executive officer of PARC, A Xerox Company.

Impress Communications' New Bobst Novacut Diecutter Increases Efficiency

Impress Communications has added a hulking piece to its production floor, and overall capabilities. Standing at just over 10 feet tall, and nearly 30′ in length, Impress’ new Bobst Novacut ER is imposing in terms of its physical footprint, and what it can do.

Impress Communications' New Bobst Novacut Diecutter Increases Efficiency

Impress Communications has added a hulking piece to its production floor, and overall capabilities. Standing at just over 10 feet tall, and nearly 30′ in length, Impress’ new Bobst Novacut ER is imposing in terms of its physical footprint, and what it can do.

Streamline Cartons brings printing in-house with a KBA Rapida 105

It is set to arrive in January, and production will be starting by the end of February – the KBA Rapida 105 with six printing units, inline coating tower and full equipment for UV production will be the first sheetfed offset press to be installed by packaging producer Streamline Cartons from Adelaide in Australia.

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