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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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Papgai Elections held for the year 2017-2018

Dr. S. M Minhajuddin (M/s. The Times Press Pvt. Ltd.) has been elected as Chairman of Pakistan Association of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry. In North zone Mr. Mubeen Hussani (M/s. Makdoom Printing Press Pvt. Ltd.) as Senior Vice Chairman and Dr. Badar Touqeer (M/s. H Y Enterprises) Vice Chairman and Mr. Muhammad Ismail Aziz as (M/s. CPP Services) Vice Chairman of South Zone for the year 2017-18. PAPGAI is the registered trade body of the printing and packaging industry in Pakistan. It represents the 2nd largest industry as well as the employer after textiles in Pakistan.

Artotec Purchase Automatic Flute Laminator

Artotec has earned a good name in the printing and packaging industry by delivering quality printing and extending personalized care & timely services to every customers coming to Artotec. Artotec has now purchase New STM-1450 Automatic Flute Laminator run maximum Sheet size 1450×1300mm with the speed of 153m/min. STM Series Automatic Flute Laminator adopts unique pressing spring front lay registration design compliant with PLC control system which makes machine run at high lamination precession and low rate of breaking down.

Le Topica Select Automatic Film Lamination Machine

Le Topical (Pvt) Ltd, one of the biggest printing firm in Lahore, select Ruian Hochint Printing Packing Machinery Co.,Ltd ZFM-1080B Automatic Vertical Laminator Machine is multifunction type, which can apply to glue base lamination and thermal film lamination with high speed. Chain cutter system is suitbale for all kinds of film lamination, imported chain brings accurate separation without film margin.

Zuabir Machinery Company Buy New Flexo Printing Machine

Zuabir Machienry Company buy New 6 Color CR6-800 flexo printing machine. The use of motors, variable frequency speed control, saving electricity, running small fluctuations. Off printing roll automatic stop the ink-running motor, and up-printing roll automatic start running the ink.

Asif Label Cutting opts New Ultra sonic cutting machine from safetypack

Xinhu Machinery CQD-90G sold to Asif Label Cutting. CQD-90G is High speed Ultrasonic Label Cutter is one of the essential equipment in garment label printing industry. The ultrasonic generator used in the machine is imported. by PLC control system the machine can cut the soft tapes of different material by fixed or unfixed length with soft and non-frayed edge as well as crease different folding marks on the cut labels. it is now one of the updated cutting equipment.

Jilani Poly Industries Pvt Ltd Install Six Color Flexo Printing Machine

Jilani Poly industries install 6 Color CR6-800 flexo printing machine. The use of motors, variable frequency speed control, saving electricity, running small fluctuations. Off printing roll automatic stop the ink-running motor, and up-printing roll automatic start running the ink.

Spandex adds perfectapply technology

Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has added PerfectApply technology to 18 of the most popular coloured vinyls in its ImagePerfect 5700 High Performance range, including black and white matt. Spandex is offering an introductory price.

Tetra Pak unveils new ice cream extrusion line

Food packaging and processing solutions provider Tetra Pak has introduced a new ice cream extrusion line that offers better product quality and volume flexibility for medium-capacity producers. The new line utilises an independently controlled horizontal cutter that slices the ice cream as it comes out from the extruder. It ensures a consistent cutting speed and an accurate cut at low production rates.

WestRock to build new corrugated packaging facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil

US-based WestRock is planning to build a new corrugated box plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to serve its customers in South America. The new plant will be situated in Porto Feliz and cater to multiple industry segments in the region, as well as other growing areas in the south-east region of Brazil.

All Packaging Company launches new child-resistant cartons

Folding carton manufacturer All Packaging Company has introduced the new SlideLocker CRx, an earth-friendly packaging alternative to other child-resistant options. The new solution has been certified using federal standards for child-resistance and senior-friendliness (CFR Title 16 Part 1700).

Toppan Printing unveils new film for retort packaging

Japan-based Toppan Printing has introduced the new GL FILM Digital Printing Grade film for retort packaging, using its transparent GL Barrier film. Developed in collaboration with HP, the new film is compatible with HP Indigo digital presses, which are used for flexible packaging.

AKO launches PET ultra-thin liner material

Shanghai AKO Printing Technology, a Chinese self-adhesive material supplier, has launched its new PET ultra-thin liner material at Labelexpo Europe 2017. Compared with the traditional 60g liner, this material is consisted of 30g glassine liner, making the thickness from 23um to 12um and providing more labels in each roll. ‘The main function of the liner is to protect the glue during transportation. The thinner the liner, the lower the raw material cost, transportation fees and waste.

New BOBST M8 flexible packaging line with Digital Flexo technology promises momentous change and growth potential for label printer

Labelexpo Europe in Brussels sees the announcement of the BOBST M8, a high speed, highly automated print production and finishing system for flexible packaging and related work. Previous Labelexpo Europe shows have been prime venues for BOBST to première some of its most innovative technologies, so news that the company was keeping details of a brand new development under wraps right up to the show opening night, sent the industry buzzing with anticipation.

Taghleef Industries launches floatable shrink film at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Taghleef Industries (Ti) has launched a new shrink film at Labelexpo Europe 2017. TDS is the new film for TD shrink sleeve labels developed by Taghleef Industries. The low density polyolefin polymers make Ti’s film an ultra-clear floatable film that minimizes the impact on PET recycling systems and reduces the weight of the label.

Azar Printing to install 47th RMGT 9 Series Press Sold In North America

Azar Printing purchased the 47th RMGT 9 Series press in the North America, The new RMGT 920PF-8+CC will replace two 4-Up presses — an older 8-color press, as well as a 6-color with coater press. The new press equipped with RMGT’s fully automatic plate changing, SMART Insta.Color make-ready technology and LED UV Curing for both 4/4 perfecting and LED-UV curable coatings will all represent firsts in the St. Louis marketplace.

CS Labels signs up for Xeikon CX500

Managing director Simon Smith said: ‘We are familiar with the advantages of a wider web digital press having two Xeikon 3500 presses. Now that Xeikon introduced the Xeikon CX500, the first press based on a new dry toner platform, we want reap the benefits of this new platform. The enhancements Xeikon brings into this new platform are really impressive, it is a new generation platform indeed.

Dantex launches Marathon Plate processor

Six years in development, Marathon incorporates a breakthrough in polymer technology which retains moisture within the plate. This property enables the plate to have trouble-free print capability resulting in long press life, says the company. Dantex says that the new steel base, developed together with its metal decorating partners, incorporates the most appropriate tensile strength and superior malleability for ‘excellent’ cylinder wrap-around, as well as optimum magnetism for secure adhesion during the print run.

New BOBST Smart DigiMount flexo plate mounter

BOBST has announced the introduction of a new version of its DigiMount fully automated flexo plate mounting system. The latest Smart DigiMount, further improves efficiency on narrow- and mid-web inline flexo presses & multi-process printing & converting lines that make use of sleeve technology.

First Italian Labelfire on display at Labelexpo

Pilot Italia is the first Italian Company to choose Gallus Labelfire, a machine that was on display at Labelexpo Europe 2017. It will become the first installation of this system in Italy. Pilot Italia, a company based in Cornate d'Adda specializes in self-adhesive labels for the home and personal care, food and beverage and pharma industries.

Viking Masek introduces dual-lane STANDCAP pouch packaging machine

Packaging machinery developer Viking Masek has introduced a new configuration of its rugged pre-made pouch machines, which will enable manufacturers to receive a pre-made STANDCAP pouch solution. Earlier, the manufacturers had to depend on the horizontal form fill and seal machine to produce STANDUP pouches.

UPM Raflatac unveils sustainable PE film

UPM Raflatac has launched the new RafBio PE sustainable film that is made from plant-based materials and can be used in multiple domestic applications. Introduced as an alternative to fossil-based films, the flexible RafBio PE makes it suitable for squeezable bottles and contoured containers used in home and other personal care applications.

Sprite to launch new limited edition Cold Lyrics Series cans

Sprite is set to launch its ‘Summer Sprite Cold Lyrics Series’ cans that will feature cold-inspired lyrics from six rappers, including Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, DRAM, Vic Mensa, Kamaiyah and Kap G. The new packaging will display six existing lyrics from each artist selected by Sprite 'for their unique perspective and reputation for staying true to themselves'.

API to introduce improved TA+ Cold Foil at LabelExpo Europe

Foils, laminates and holographic materials manufacturer API is set to introduce its new improved product ‘TA+ cold foil’ at LabelExpo Europe to be held next month. At the event, the company will demonstrate the improved features of the new material, which is said to offer finer details and cover larger solid areas for pack designers and printers.

Vericool introduces thermal packaging for food and pharma markets

US packaging company Vericool has introduced an expanded line of Vericoolers that are intended to offer sustainable, low-cost and safe thermal packaging for various applications within the pharmaceutical and food markets. The company introduced the new patent-pending line of products in a bid to remove the adverse ecological impact of expanded polystyrene (EPS) or Styrofoam packaging materials.

Tetra Pak to upgrade packaging material converting facility in US

Tetra Pak has invested approximately €30m to upgrade its packaging material converting facility in Denton, Texas, US. The investment will be used to install a new laminator, which will allow the company to fulfill the growing demand for different packaging formats in the US and Canada. The new laminator optimises output and offers improved operation flexibility. It is expected to commence full production by the end of next year.

Zircon buys Reborn hot foil stamping machine

Mark Enterprises, exclusive agent of Reborn in India, has sold a RBJ-400A single station die-cutting machine with hot foil stamping and high speed sheeter to Zircon Technologies based in Dehradun, India. Sarfaraz Khan, partner at Mark Enterprises, said: ‘This is the first machine into Zircon. We are very happy that a growing company like Zircon has opted for Reborn. It reinstates the confidence in the quality of the machine. We hope to do more business with the company in the future.’

Bobst and Olegário Fernandes close deal for two presses

Leading Portuguese converter Olegário Fernandes Artes Gráficas SA has signed a deal for two Bobst M5 in-line multi-process presses on the Labelexpo Europe 2017 show floor. The two production lines will be delivered to Olegário Fernandes’ production plant in Cacém, near Lisbon, in Portugal.

FLEXcon expands Thermlfilm HT 9000 series

The new Thermlfilm HT 9000 series of products has been tested and approved for leaded and lead free reflow (top and bottom) in the wave solder environment and can withstand the fluctuating temperatures, abrasion and chemicals inherent in the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process, while providing optimum printability (600 DPI) for high-density bar codes and alphanumeric information.

Everett Graphics Continues to Elevate Innovation With its New KBA Rapida 145 Six-Color Press

New KBA Large-Format Underlines Pro-Environmental Stance Held By Everett Graphics. To be successful in today’s competitive and ever-changing market, no matter what industry you serve, a business needs to have its pulse on upcoming government regulations, be ever mindful of changing trends, and take a positive and proactive approach. That’s been the stance of leading northern California folding carton manufacturer Everett Graphics.

Italian Label Specialist Pubbliservice Enhances Short Run Production With Durst Tau 330 E UV Inkjet technology

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that Pubbliservice, Parma, Italy, has chosen a Tau 330 E UV inkjet label press to enhance its short-run cosmetic, chemical, detergent and food label production.

DS Smith opens rigid packaging plant in Illinois, US

DS Smith Plastics has opened a new rigid packaging manufacturing facility in Romeoville, Illinois, US. The company currently operates six flexible packaging manufacturing sites in North America and the new facility is its first rigid packaging manufacturing operation in the region.

MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0 for the printing and packaging Industry

UK company, MeadCo, launches ScriptX 8.0 to the printing and packaging industry. ScriptX is essential for reliable printing from Internet Explorer - removing unnecessary pop-up dialogue boxes, setting consistent headers and footers, ensuring barcodes are readable and labels are to scale.

New EFI Fiery Integration with Kodak PRINERGY Workflow 8 Expands Customer Capability

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is continuing to evolve the integration between the new Kodak PRINERGY Workflow 8 platform and its industry-leading EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) platform.

Canon Solutions America Introduces IMS, Inc. to the Océ VarioPrint i300

Industry leading inkjet technology offers IMS, Inc. enhanced quality, flexibility, and customization. Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced that IMS, Inc., a nationally recognized brand and integrated service provider of print, mail, and digital delivery services, recently installed an Océ VarioPrint i300 in its continued quest to transition to white-paper-in, full-color-out high-volume production inkjet output.

Sun Chemical launches fifth edition of its Designing Packaging with Certainty Guide

Sun Chemical has launched the fifth edition of Designing Packaging with Certainty, its best practice guide to printing food and sensitive goods packaging with conventional offset and UVEB curing inks and coatings.

Xrite introduces multi-angle spectrophotometer

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announced a next-generation family of portable multi-angle spectrophotometers that sets a new standard for characterizing effect finishes. The new MA-T12, a 12-angle device, and the MA-T6, a six-angle device, are the first instruments to combine color imaging and multi-angle spectral measurement to quantify color, sparkle and coarseness.

Haney invests in HP Indigo 20000 for prototyping

Haney, a global leader in package prototyping, is investing in next-generation digital packaging printing for the consumer industry with the installation of an HP Indigo 20000 digital press.

Thibault Bergeron acquires its first HP Indigo 30000 digital press to help it better manage and customise its packaging

Thibault Bergeron, which has been creating packaging since 1890 and is based in Muzillac in Brittany, acquired an HP Indigo 30000 in June 2017. Its aim is to develop its digital resources to adapt to an ever-changing packaging market, as well as bring more flexibility and agility to its orders and stocks.

Fujifilm showcases new Samba 42000

Fujifilm announces that it will use its new Samba 42000 Inkjet Printbar System. The very latest in Fujifilm Samba inkjet technology, combined with Fujifilms renowned Uvijet ink, provides imprinting of the highest standard to the label market - adding digital capability to existing flexo presses or offline label customisation.

Commercial printer makes move into labels with HP Indigo WS6800

Minit Print has now decided to break into the labels and packaging market with the addition of an HP Indigo WS6800, its third HP press. ‘We see huge opportunities in labels and packaging, and the purchase of the HP Indigo WS6800 marks a strategic decision we have made to enter this market,’ explained Stan Shiller, managing director at Minit Print.

Rengel Printing More Than Doubles Daily Output with Installation of Speedmaster SX 52

Rengel Printing, a family owned business in St. Cloud, Minnesota, recently added speed and coating capabilities to their print shop with the installation of the Speedmaster SX 52 4-color with coater from Heidelberg. The Pendulum Shift Rengel Printing upgraded their sheetfed department with a Speedmaster SX 52 equipped with Prinect technology and Heidelberg’s Saphira Coating to provide the best print results. Printing up to 15,000 sheets per hour, Rengel Printing has seen a drastic reduction in the duration of their print jobs.

CJ Graphics Becomes First to Acquire Fully-Loaded Xerox iGen 5 Presses

CJ Graphics Inc., one of Canada’s leading-edge graphic arts companies, is taking digital printing to the next level with the first installation, globally, of fully-loaded Xerox iGen 5 digital presses. “The new iGen 5 technology is a game changer, with revolutionary capabilities, including matte toner, extended gamut to achieve up to 93% of reproducible PMS colours - with orange, blue, green, white and clear dry ink - and 24-point thick stock kit,” says Jay Mandarino, CEO and President of CJ Graphics Inc.

TCPL again puts Rapida 106 into operation

TCPL Packaging, one of the largest packaging printing companies in India, ordered three Rapida 106 presses from KBA-Sheetfed. One of them already started its journey to the TCPL Silvassa plant in autumn 2016. The second started production in the Guwahati plant at the end of August. This is a special press with six inking units, coating tower, two intermediate drying units, each with a further inking unit and coating tower, and a three-fold delivery extension.

Herbert Walkers invests in Bobst to support business growth

Herbert Walkers has invested in a new die cutter from Bobst that delivers in line blank separation to streamline carton processing and enhance capacity at its West Yorkshire site.

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