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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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KBA Rapida 105 PRO for Century Packages

Aslam Sulaiman, owner of Century Packages in Karachi/Pakistan, has been investing regularly in sheetfed offset technology from KBA for a number of years. His company already operates three half-format Rapidas: Two Rapida 72 presses and a five-colour Rapida 75 with coater and extended delivery. In a few weeks, they are to be joined by a Rapida 105 PRO with six printing units and facilities for high-quality inline finishing, which also heralds the company’s entry into the medium-format sheetfed offset market.

Mian Brothers Polypropylene Industry (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore invest in new Botheven CS 2012

Mian Brothers Polypropylene Industry (Pvt) Ltd invest in Botheven CS 2012 fully automatic woven bag conversation line through K Group of industries their a g e n t in Pakistan. This machine offers equipped two servo motors, 90 bag transfer gripper, Display screen operation interface, high product output (32-45 Bag/min) and custom made designs.

The Times Press installs PBM Binding line

The Times Press (Pvt.) Ltd. installs PBM binding line with 15 gathering stations and three knife trimmer with c o n v e y o r s . Automation of binding is a healthy sign for the printing industry in Pakistan where traditionally binding is semi automated.

Hamza Color Lab & Macpac Films LTD installed Titan ER610 Compact Slitter Rewinder

Hamza Color Lab, Multan and Macpac Films LTD, Karachi recently installed Titan ER610 Compact Slitter Rewinder through their authorized agent Unique Sales Corporation. The Titan ER 610 is a UK built, t w i n - s h a f t c a n t i l e v e r s l i t t e r rewinder. The ER 610 is an a f f o r d a b l e , high performance slitter providing more environmentally friendly slitting and rewinding solutions. ER 610 uses less steel in a more compact design, eliminating hydraulics for oil free hygienic operation and has lower power consumption. of

Heidelbergs Speedmaster XL 106 and Prinect Color Services Help Vista Color Score Big with GMI

Vista Color Corporation, a packaging printer in Miami, Florida, recently purchased a Speedmaster XL 106-6+L with AutoPlate Pro and Inspection Control 2, making it the sixth press they have purchased from Heidelberg in the last twenty years. The new XL 106 runs alongside an existing Speedmaster XL 106, seven color press with double coater and inline foiling. This new machine, equipped with Push to Stop technology, is streamlining production at Vista Color and decreasing turnaround times for their everdemanding customer base.

Russian Flexible Packaging Provider Danaflex

Kazan Danaflex, one of the largest Russian players in the flexible packaging segment, has purchased an HP Indigo 20000. The acquisition marks an important milestone in the development of the Russian flexible packaging market., calling attention to the digital future that already has long been a sought-after and making it a reality on the domestic label market.

LariTryck makes double investment Mark Andy technology with Performance Series flexo and Digital Series presses

Leading Swedish label converter LariTryck AB invested heavily at the recent Mark Andy Open House in Warsaw. Looking to add to his existing flexo capacity, which already includes three Mark Andy Performance Series P7 and two 2200 presses located at plants in Nässjö and Bjuv, CEO Johan Ripa placed an order for a fourth P7, this time one of the second generation presses with an enhanced platform to be more responsive and productive.

Mark Andy Wins 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its Digital Series Hybrid Press

Mark Andy is pleased to announce its Digital Series hybrid press platform has received the distinguished 2017 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). This award is presented annually to companies or individuals who have ‘produced a new innovation, process or technology that powers the future of flexography.’

Demax Invests In An Edale Fl5 Flexographic Press For Lottery Card Production

Bulgarian print group cuts lottery scratch card printing from three weeks to just two days with new ‘total solution’ Edale 17- colour web press featuring inline personalisation and Edale’s AiiR Autonomous Inking, Impression and Register control system. The Demax Graphic Arts Group, Bulgaria, has invested in a fully automated Edale FL5 single-pass flexographic press to print sophisticated lottery scratch cards.

Chinaplas shows big interest in Brückners solutions

The main attraction at the Brückner stand was stretching film technology, but the staff could see a kind of division into two parts. The first part was clearly dedicated to packaging film Visitors came to discuss Brückner Maschinenbau’s latest solutions for high performance BOPP, BOPET and BOPA films as well as complex 5 or 7 layer ultrahigh barrier structures and functional films.

Druck Styria GmbH & Co KG and manroland web systems GmbH sign contract with an order volume of a total of 16 million Euros

The order from Druck Styria in Graz, Austria, is an investment based on many years of partnership and comprises the delivery of a new COLORMAN e:line news paper printing press, a retrofit of an existing COLORMAN, as well as a comprehensive service contract running until 2027. This is, once again, an underlining of manroland web systems’ position as market leader, which was confirmed in 2016 with a market share around the 50% mark. Customers value the clear commitment shown by manroland web systems and their shareholder L. Possehl, to the printing press market.

Crown opens new beverage can manufacturing facility in New York, US

Crown Holdings has opened its new beverage can manufacturing facility at Tioga County Industrial Park Nichols, New York, US. With the new plant, Crown aims to meet the country's growing demand for specialty beverage cans that are suitable for use in soft drinks, beer, ready-todrink teas, coffee, sparkling waters, wine and spirits, juices and other functional beverages.

Rotoflex moves manufacturing of machinery from Missouri to Canada

Rotoflex has moved full production of new slitter rewinders and die-cutting machines, formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters near St Louis, Missouri, to Toronto, Canada. Last year, Rotoflex's Canadian regional office moved to a larger, 18,000 sq ft showroom and technology centre near Toronto.

Italian Centro Stampa Quotidiani intensifies collaboration with Q.I. Press Controls

The existing ten-year collaboration between Centro Stampa Quotidiani (CSQ) and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) is about to be intensified. After having previously installed the IDS-3D system for automatic colour and dampening control on four towers of its WIFAG OF370GTD printing press, CSQ has now placed an order for the same system on a further five towers.

Flints Group has opened its Innovation Centre for Paper & Board Packaging Inks

This year Flint Group is opening a Global Innovation Centre in Malmö, Sweden. The centre will be equipped with a 8 colour flexo CI from Soma. The printing press is provided for customer trails and is fully equipped with many features including SOMA Ink Cartridge System.

BASF increases prices for pigments worldwide

Effective, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for numerous pigments by up to 15 percent worldwide. The price increase predominantly affects phthalocyanine and inorganic pigments used in the coatings, plastics and printing industries. The price adjustments are necessary due to higher raw materials costs e.g. copper, TiO2 or cobalt, as well as further challenging environmental, health and safety costs.

Inland Installs HP Indigo 20000

Inland, a leader in advanced packaging technology, completed installation of an HP Indigo 20000 to extend the benefits of digital printing to brands in flexible packaging, shrink sleeves, and pressure sensitive products.

W&H Introduces EASY CONTROL Modules for FFS

At interpack, machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher will be presenting the latest model of its successful TOPAS FFS machine as part of a complete FFS line, which also includes the PLATINUM palletizer and the ARGON stretch hooder. The company’s presentation will focus on the EASY CONTROL automation and operating concept and its variety of modules designed to make the system more intelligent and increase uniformity across the entire FFS line. “Our customers need their machines to be fast and reliable.

New Rapida 106 LED UV Press Ushers In Double Productivity at Cedar Graphics

Cedar Graphics has built a stellar reputation for delivering high quality work and complicated projects, always pushing the envelope in terms of quality and creativity, and finding solutions for its nationwide customers that demand a variety of eye-grabbing coatings and special effects. To continue this mandate, the Iowa-based commercial and p a c k a g i n g printer is adding another dimension to its pressroom: a new fullya u t o m a t e d e i g h t - c o l o r KBA Rapida 106 straight and perfecting L E D - U V press—it’s first with this configuration delivering a speedy 18,000 sph and strengthening its environmentally friendly status.

HP Indigo launches Pack Ready Lamination

HP Indigo has confirmed commercial availability of Pack Ready Lamination, its technology allowing immediate time-to-market for flexible packaging and the creation of high-quality, high-performance laminates for HP Indigo digitally printed flexible packaging without the use of adhesives.

Rotoflex moves manufacturing of machinery from Missouri to Canada

Rotoflex's Canadian regional office moved to a larger, 18,000 sq ft showroom and technology centre near Toronto. Continued sales growth over several years of Rotoflex's off-line finishing systems, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series, led to this expansion of the Canadian facility.

Epson adds SurePress L- 6034VW UV digital label press to demo center in California

Epson has enhanced its demonstration centre in Carson, California with the addition of a SurePress L- 6034VW UV digital label press. The Epson demo center provides potential customers and dealers an opportunity to see and experience the entire portfolio of Epson label and packaging printing technology.

India’s TCPL Packaging installs new QuadTech inspection system

Indian printed folding carton manufacturer TCPL Packaging has installed a new QuadTech inspection system to improve its printing efficiencies for the flexible packaging sector. The newly installed technology, which is the third QuadTech system installed by TCPL, will also support TCPL’s latest rotogravure press, a Bobst Rotomac 4003.

Xaar Announces Collaboration with FFEI for the Print Bar System

Xaar has established a collaboration with FFEI, the global developer of digital imaging solutions, in order to drive the Go To Market plan for the Xaar Print Bar System and provide a seamless onestop- shop for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Yorkshire Packaging Systems installs new shrink-wrapping system at Gopak site

UK-based Yorkshire Packaging Systems (YPS) has provided its shrinkwrapping system for Gopak, an educational furniture firm. The newly installed machine has been dedicated to bundle flat-packed products that are put out for delivery by a carrier network.

UK implements new plain cigarette packaging

The UK has implemented a new regulation directing the sale of cigarettes in standardised green packets with graphic health warnings. The new regulation, known as Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), is aimed at deterring young people from taking up smoking and reducing the number of smokers overall.

Gualapackgroup and Aptar to launch new ‘No- Spill’ Spouted Pouch

GualapackGroup and Aptar have signed a strategic agreement to launch the premade ‘No-Spill’ Spouted Pouch solution for the beverage sector. The ‘No-Spill’ Spouted Pouch will be equipped with the SimpliSqueeze valve to produce the Cheerpack Spouted Pouch.

ILS First US PSP to Complete HP Label Portfolio

Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS), a US digital labels provider, has completed installation of the new, high-capacity HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press to drive higher volume production of digitally printed pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves. The HP Indigo 8000 acquisition by ILS makes it the first label converter in North America to operate all three HP Indigo label platforms in one facility.

Amcor introduces new metal-free solution for coffee brands

Australian packaging company Amcor has introduced AmLite, a microthin, ultra-high barrier coating that will protect the product and improve sustainability. Amcor’s new laminate solution for coffee brands is based on a metal-free coating. Amcor Flexibles EMEA platform industrialisation engineer Eliana Atramiz said: “For anyone who likes coffee, aroma is a key indicator of quality and freshness.

RPC Bebo Plastik to improve packaging of Kremgo range cream cheeses

RPC Bebo Plastik has used its advanced in-mould label thermoforming (IMLT) and in-house Bebo Print lid printing technology to redesign to packaging of Tine's Kremgo cream cheese range.

Windmöller & Hölscher installs Miraflex II C at Admiral Packaging

Admiral Packaging has increased its printing capacities with the addition of a Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II C f l e x o p r i n t i n g press. The Miraflex II C is capable of printing at 1968 fpm (600 m/min) and is equipped with 10 printing units, VISIONweb inspection system, EASYCOL colour management system, and T U R B O C L E A N ADVANCED E inking and wash-up system.

BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud – a major leap forward in post-print flexo

BOBST revealed its new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud Technology at a Technical Seminar attended by some of the leading printers and converters from all over Europe, Middle East and the USA. This technology - developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anticounterfeit solutions, and adapted by BOBST – is considered a quantum quality shift in post-print flexo.

Heidelberg at China Print 2017

China Print 2017, this year’s biggest trade show for the print media industry has come to a successful conclusion. More than 200,000 visitors, mostly from China but also from other countries in Asia, took this week to find out the future industry trends.

Successful China Print for KBA

Koenig & Bauer (KBA) is able to report on an extremely successful China Print in Beijing. This year’s show was placed under the motto “Origin & Future – 200 Years Koenig & Bauer”, and visitors to the 1,000 m2 stand from China and numerous other countries in the region were treated to a raft of offset, flexo, screen printing and digital solutions for the commercial, publication and packaging markets.

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