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First New Kodak CTP Trendsetter Quantum ordered by AG-GIGI, Karachi.

AG-GIGI, Karachi a leading Label Printer has placed an order to Best Power Services. (Kodak Distributor in Pakistan) for purchasing state-of-the-art New Kodak CTP Trensetter Quantum with Kodak Prinergy EVO to cater ever-growing high-quality printing needs of their clientele. Mr. Khushal Butt, Country Manager, Best power Services has confirmed that AG-GIGI has signed the deal and acquired Kodak Trendsetter 800 “F” Speed Platesetter which has a trough-put of 22 (8-up) plates per hour and it is capable to support high resolution Conventional AM Screening and FM/Staccato screening. This CTP is bundled with Kodak Prinergy EVO Workflow.

]Kodak Appoints new distributor for printing solutions Best Power Services

Kodak Singapore has appointed Best power services (Pvt.) Limited as its distributor in Pakistan for printing solutions offerings. The agreement was signed in between Muhammad Iqbal, CEO Best power Services and Kodak Singapore. Mr. Khushal Ahmed Butt, Country Manager: “ was very excited about this development and he was of the opinion that Kodak has the most extensive product line in the industry when it comes to printing solutions, it gives a huge opportunity for the Best Power services to tap into areas like Offset printing, graphic arts and education We are enjoying professional & trustful partnership with Kodak. Our company is following a path of continued groth”. Mr. Khushal said “ He have most experience team have done many Kodak CTP installations across the country Mr. Asim Khalil & Mr. Eng. Armaghan Khan, now leading a technical services & support to our customers”.

Saudi company mulls investing $5m in Punjab’s packaging sector

A Saudi Arabia-based company has shown interest in investing almost $5 million in the packaging sector in Punjab, Pakistan Today has learnt. The investment plan was revealed at a meeting between the representatives of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and the K-2 Valley held here on Tuesday. According to a PBIT official, the company had approached the PBIT to discuss business prospects in several sectors of Punjab and as a part of its outreach program, the board was now facilitating the company to explore investment opportunities as per their requirements.

KP govt taking practical steps to promote industrialization

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Monday said the provincial government was taking practical steps to promote industrialization and attract investors. Addressing the agreement signing ceremony between PEDO & PESCO for wheeling of electricity, the chief minister termed the agreement a landmark achievement for the KP government. Mahmood Khan stated that under the agreement, 18 MW electricity from Pehur Power Project will be provided to industries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Gadoon Textile Mills L i m i t e d , C h e r a t P a c k a g i n g Limited, AG T e x t i l e L i m i t e d , Premier Chip B o a r d I n d u s t r i e s Limited and Cherat Cement Company Limited, at a cheaper price which will help in revival of local industries along with attracting investors and promoting industrialization in the province. According to details, the Wheeling Regime will not only generate Rs 305 million revenue every year but also generate 3000 employment opportunities directly.

Data One installs three HP PageWide Web T240 HD presses to streamline production

Data One, the biggest direct-mail printer in France, has announced the installation of three HP PageWide Web T240 HD presses with IPDS control to its Gaillon site, adding enormous growth potential to the company. The aim of this installation is to streamline production by bringing applications from a range of technologies under one HP AFP/IPDS workflow. This installation will also help Data One meet the growing demands of the French and other European markets, and to ensure customers consistently receive the best value proposition from the PSP.

MPS Systems North America officially opens new Technology & Expertise Center in Philadelphia

MPS Systems North America Inc. is now officially operational in Philadelphia, PA. The North American subsidiary of the Dutch-based press builder celebrated the move with a packed Grand Opening event. The two-day event included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, MPS customer testimonials, a tabletop exhibition and live demonstrations featuring connectivity and hybrid printing on the MPS EF SYMJET with an integrated Domino digital inkjet unit. Harm-Jan de Jong, Vice President of MPS Systems North America Inc. said: “Attendance to our Grand Opening event exceeded all our expectations – we anticipated a full house, but having 200+ visitors walk through our door is more than we dreamed of. We thank everyone who took time to visit our new facility, and also our respected partners who made this possible.”

Major UK book printer reflects on the versatility and make-ready benefits of Fujifilms Jet Press 750S

Printer of 160 million books a year, Suffolk-based Clays has seen Fujifilms Jet Press 750S take on a hugely significant role for its short-run book cover production since installation in mid-2019 Established over 200 years ago, Clays is recognised as a market leading book production specialist. Its 14 acre Bungay site employs 700 staff and processes an extraordinary 50,000 orders a year for 160 million books from some of the best known publishers in the UK. In July 2019, the company became the second in the UK to invest in Fujifilm’s Jet Press 750S to further enhance its digital printing operations.

Komori Corporation to unveil our new auto pile turner Apressia AT120H at a private show

Komori Corporation (Sumida-ku, Tokyo; President, Representative Director and COO: Satoshi Mochida) announced that it has added the Apressia AT, a Highend Class Auto Pile Turner, to the Apressia brand range that comprises post-processing machines such as cuttings, die cutters, and blanking systems. The Apressia AT is a high-end class auto pile turner that rotates large amounts of paper (called a pile) loaded on pallets, changes the pallets, and is used in a variety of ways in secondary processing including airing and aligning the pile. Not only can paper type and other conditions be registered, basic operations and advanced automation are also possible because operations can be performed in advance from the touch panel.

VISOgraphic Adds Second RMGT Press To Meet Rapid Growth

When VISOgraphic commissioned their first RMGT in the fall of 2017, the new 10 Series press had to absorb the output of three legacy Heidelberg presses. The pressure was squarely on VISOgraphics Team to rethink possible. We were amazed at how quickly we could move dozens of projects per day onto our new RMGT press, but after two years and 60 million impressions it was clear that our rapid growth would soon exceed our capacity, states John Dahlke, Chief Operating Officer.

DATAGRAPHIC Upgrades to HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press

An HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press was recently installed at DATAGRAPHIC’s Commack, NY (Long Island) headquarters. “The acquisition of HP Indigo capabilities will enable our business to achieve competitive differentiation in the luxury space," said Glenn Schuster, president and owner of DATAGRAPHIC. "We were looking for a solution with the full advantages of digital print to take our digital business to the next level, including offering sophisticated customization in a wide range of high-end markets. Being able to now meld digital with our specialty print definitely puts us at an advantage."

Contiweb Launches New Fluid Applicator to Advance Digital Print Quality

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, announces today the launch of its Digital Fluid Applicator (DFA), a standalone remoistening applicator for digital web presses, developed to significantly improve the quality of digitally printed products. Based on the popular Contiweb Fluid Applicator for heatset web offset applications, the DFA is an innovative and user-friendly system, which uses tap water and a surfactant to intelligently and very precisely remoisten the paper on digital web presses. Silicone can also be added as an option, decidedly advantageous if inline finishing is being employed.

Xeikon Launches REX

Xeikon launched its REX program, which the company said supports printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production solutions to fulfill their customers’ demands for shorter runs, just-in-time production and customization. The REX program will offer a range of remanufactured Xeikon presses providing an attractive and affordable option for printers and converters looking to expand their business with digital applications.

DuPont Announces Leadership Changes

DuPont announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current executive chairman Edward D. Breen to the additional role of CEO. Lori D. Koch, VP of investor relations and corporate financial planning and analysis, is named Chief Financial Officer. Both appointments are effective immediately. The Board of Directors has made these leadership changes to accelerate operational performance improvement and to more directly tap Breen’s significant management experience. As a result, Marc Doyle and Jeanmarie Desmond, who have served as CEO and CFO respectively, will depart the company.

Toyo Ink Group Appoints Satoru Takashima As New President

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed a new president (representative director) and executive management team as outlined below. The appointments are subject to the approval of the Company’s 182nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on March 26, 2020, and the Board of Directors Meeting to be held the same day. The company has appointed Satoru Takashima, its existing senior managing director, to serve as the new president and in the new position of COO. He will replace Katsumi Kitagawa, the current president and Group CEO. Kitagawa was named the new chairman of the board, replacing Kunio Sakuma who has chaired the board since April 2011. Kitagawa is to serve concurrently as chairman and Group CEO, but will be relinquishing the role of president to Takashima.

IIMAK Appoints Senior Marketing Manager

IIMAK appointed John Heckman to the position of senior marketing manager. In this new position, Heckman will lead global product management and growth of IIMAK’s thermal transfer ribbon business and will be responsible for l a u n c h i n g channel strategies and sales initiatives. He will be based out of Ohio, reporting to Tom Bamrick, IIMAK’s VP of sales and marketing. Heckman’s 20-plus year career includes B2B experience, including various marketing management roles at Avery Dennison, Tarkett North America and Oatey Company.

Andrew King to be Appointed Mondi Group CEO

Mondi plc announces that Andrew King, Group CFO and a director of Mondi plc, will be appointed as Group CEO with effect from April 1, 2020. King will succeed Peter Oswald who, as announced on Jan. 10, 2020, will be stepping down as CEO and leaving Mondi plc on March 31, 2020. “I am delighted that someone of Andrew’s caliber has agreed to succeed Peter as CEO. This appointment follows a formal review process, assessing both internal and external candidates, which convinced the Board that he is the right person to lead the Group. During his time with Mondi, Andrew has consistently d e m o n s t r a t e d considered and effective leadership,” said David Williams, chair of Mondi plc.

Roland DGA Expands Value-Up Program for TrueVIS VG, SG Printer/Cutters

Roland DGA Corporation has announced the expansion of its TrueVIS Value-Up Program to now include TrueVIS SG series models, in addition to the previously eligible VG series. Existing SG and VG customers can download free firmware updates which enable their devices to run with the new and improved TR2 second-generation TrueVIS inks. Beginning in February of 2021, firstgeneration TR inks will no longer be available from Roland DGA; as such, TrueVIS VG and SG customers are highly encouraged to complete their “Value-Up” by January 2021.

Vivid Impact Adds HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press

Vivid Impact, a full-service graphic communications company serving leading American brands and retailers, added an HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press to keep up with the demand for digitally printed products, resulting in the decommissioning of an offset press. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Vivid Impact ventured into digital printing with its first HP Indigo in 2011, upgrading a n d developing ac ustomized w e b - t o - p r i n t b u s i n e s s based on the HP Indigo 7800. Vivid has now installed an HP Indigo 12000 that has taken over a sizeable amount of work from its offset production. “Our customers want things fast, within a few days, and expect a proof in a few hours. Traditional printing requires make-ready, while on the HP Indigo we can run it with a click of a button,” said Brendan Kennedy, creative director at Vivid Impact.

Mark Andy Expands Aldus Partnership for Distribution Across Southeast Asia

Mark Andy announced an extended partnership for distribution across Southeast Asia with Aldus Tronics. The distributor currently represents Mark Andy in Australia and New Zealand. “Mark Andy was seeking a company with a strong understanding of our digital and flexographic equipment to best represent our interests in Southeast Asia," said Tom Cavalco, executive VP International Business, Mark Andy. "We found that in our existing trusted partner, Aldus Tronics.” “With 30 years’ experience in the label printing industry, I live and breathe narrow web flexo and my passion is Mark Andy," added Chris Bodger, national sales manager of Aldus' Graphics Division (pictured below). "Having worked for Mark Andy for many years as a printer and application specialist, I joined Aldus in 2006.

Premier Graphics Adds 2 HP PageWide Web Presses

Premier Graphics, a provider of transactional and marketing communication solutions, added two HP PageWide Web Presses, tripling its color digital print volume capability to meet the rising demand for datadriven applications in multiple vertical markets including the health care sector. Operating three PageWide web presses at its Stratford, CTfacility, the color series HP PageWide T230 and HP P a g eWi d e T240 HD web presses can print on a wide range of substrates, such as Teslin, a s y n t h e t i c paper used to p r o d u c e insurance, membership, and loyalty cards in high volume.

Heidelberg Hosts Gallus Open Day 2020

More than 130 visitors came to the Gallus Open Day event, which took place on Feb. 6, 2020, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The two printing systems Gallus Labelmaster and Labelfire were demonstrated live at the Print Media Center Label. In the Knowledge Forum, printing experts talked about the latest developments regarding low migration as well as digital white applications. The first Gallus Open Day in 2020 in Switzerland was packed with insights into Gallus and Heidelberg solutions and i n n o v a t i v e applications for smart label production. Visitors were able to see efficient state-of-the-art label production as well as the latest Labelexpo highlights: Gallus Labelfire with Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU) and Digital Metallic Doming; Gallus Labelmaster with new Digital Printbar and the new Rotary Die-Cut Unit Quick The Labelfire prints up to 70 m/min (230 ft/min) was shown during the Gallus Open Day. The hybrid press has a digital heart and an inkjet print unit with seven colors.

INX Launches Inaugural Can Design Contest

Entries are now being accepted for its inaugural Colored by INX Can Design contest, INX International Ink Co. announced. INX is making the contest available to users of the INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog and its corresponding digital color library. The winner will be decided in April after voting is conducted via Facebook. “We wanted to create a special event and show our support for users of the INX Color Catalog,” said Renee Schouten, INX's director of marketing. “We are tremendously pleased to acknowledge that over 200 beverage brands, breweries, can makers, design agencies and other beverage marketers now rely on the only true color standard in the metal decorating industry. We intend to make the Can Design contest an annual event to give brand owners and designers the opportunity to showcase their best designs.”

Technology driven Elle Media Group to take delivery of the first serial drupa specification Speedmaster XL 106-5+L in the world

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG announced its new Speedmaster drupa 2020 generation. Market leading Elle Media Group have concluded the purchase the very first serial 2020 drupa specification XL106-5+L in the world from Heidelberg UK. Elle Media Group continue to be Heidelberg’s most productive operation in Europe on a straight configuration press. The business regularly produces over 7 million impressions on one press, per month with an average run length of circa 4,000 and an average a makeready time of just over 3.2 minute. The new industry benchmark press will be delivered to the Essex based company in March and will continue with the businesses ethos of deploying the latest technology to ensure the lowest operating cost per sheet and to ensure the right capacity is available for its ever growing greeting card publishing division and commercial print customers.

The Rapida 105 PRO has catapulted us into a different league

Tiskara Zelina began to modernise its entire production setup in 2018. Important boosts in terms of quality and productivity can be attributed to a Rapida 105 PRO from Koenig & Bauer. When Croatia joined the European Union in 2013, this heralded a new wave of economic development in the country, which has in turn contributed to sustainable growth. The national print industry has also benefitted, and has invested massively in the optimisation of its production processes over the past couple of years. This has been especially true for commercial printing company Tiskara Zelina. The centrepiece of an ambitious investment package is a new Rapida 105 PRO from Koenig & Bauer, with which the company has significantly improved its position on the Croatian market.

Commercial printing company substantially increases its productivity with service from Heidelberg

“We trust products from Heidelberg and in particular are very happy with the service,” confirms Rainer Grobe, Managing Partner of Print Media Group (PMG) based in Hamm in Westphalia. The partnership with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) goes back decades, and is continuously being expanded. Griebsch & Rochol Druck GmbH in Hamm, a member of the PMG Group, recently celebrated a special achievement: the Suprasetter 105 passed the one million mark for imaged plates. This is a European record and is surpassed only by two Suprasetter installations in Asia. “As the world’s first user of the Suprasetter 105 with the Dual Cassette Loader, we had the platesetter up and running a full six months before the official market launch at drupa 2012,” recalls Mathias Kremer, Head of Prepress.

Prima Jaya Eratama Adds Comexi F4 Flexographic Press

Indonesian flexible packaging manufacturer Prima Jaya Eratama acquired a Comexi F4 flexographic press, which was installed at its Tangerang facilities. Currently, the company has two Comexi laminators, two Comexi flexo printing presses with the Laser Clean Roller (LCR), and two Comexi slitters installed in its production plant. The company has two plants located in Kosambi Barat (Tangerang), where it produces flexible packaging materials that cater to a comprehensive range of applications, both in the food and non-food areas, such as packaging for noodles, seasonings, oils, snacks, candy, biscuits, coffee, detergents, tissue, among many others. The Comexi F4 incorporates the system of pipeless magnetic blades, a structurally compact and easily accessible printing unit, with a platform that allows for to perform minimum time performance of all maintenance tasks.

hubergroup Underlines Importance of Sustainability at C2C Congress

With its participation in the congress as the main partner at the Cradle to Cradle Congress, hubergroup underlined the importance of sustainability and environmental protection. "We are aware of our social responsibility and see it as our task not only to optimize our own products and processes but to pass on their knowledge and to do some educational work," CEO Heiner Klokkers said. The international Cradle to Cradle Congress (C2C) entered its sixth round this year.

Koenig & Bauer signals commitment to an open-minded and tolerant society

At the beginning of 2020, the Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed business unit in Radebeul joined a growing number of globally active companies and organisations from the region in the association “Businesses for a Cosmopolitan Saxony”. As a member of this association, the company will be supporting a range of concrete measures aimed at promoting the integration of refugees and migrants in local business and industry. Already in the past, Koenig & Bauer has placed its weight behind efforts to promote democracy and tolerance and to assist the integration of refugees. In 2015, for example, two young refugees from Pakistan, who had been forced to flee their home country for political and religious reasons, were accepted into vocational training at the company and began an apprenticeship as mechatronics technicians. After passing the final examinations set by the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce last year, they were subsequently offered permanent contracts to work in the press assembly centre.

Canon UVgel Ink Technology Receives Avery Dennison ICS Performance Warranty Certification

Avery Dennison awarded its ICS Performance Guarantee to applications printed on the Colorado 1650 with UVgel 460 inks, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Europe jointly announced. Canon introduced the Colorado 1650 at last year's FESPA and started installing commercial placements immediately after that. The company worked closely with Avery Dennison to obtain the formal certification of the Colorado 1650’s UVgel 460 inks, which are now in the Avery Dennison ICS warranty program with Performance Guarantee status. This means that outdoor applications are warranted for up to five years and indoor up to eight years, depending on the type and combination of Avery Dennison media and laminates.

Canon UVgel Ink Technology Receives Avery Dennison ICS Performance Warranty Certification

Avery Dennison awarded its ICS Performance Guarantee to applications printed on the Colorado 1650 with UVgel 460 inks, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Europe jointly announced. Canon introduced the Colorado 1650 at last year's FESPA and started installing commercial placements immediately after that. The company worked closely with Avery Dennison to obtain the formal certification of the Colorado 1650’s UVgel 460 inks, which are now in the Avery Dennison ICS warranty program with Performance Guarantee status. This means that outdoor applications are warranted for up to five years and indoor up to eight years, depending on the type and combination of Avery Dennison media and laminates.

Epson Bringing ColorWorks Line to Natural Products Expo West

Epson announced it will be showcasing its ColorWorks on-demand desktop color label printing products at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. The ColorWorks range will display the labeling capabilities for fresh food and natural products. Also, Epson will provide sample labels created using the SurePress digital label presses. From March 4-6, Epson will highlight its expanded packaging applications using water-based ink, including shrink and in-mold label, flexible packaging and thin film for foods. Epson’s partners will also be represented at the booth, including BarTender by Seagull Scientific, DPR, LabelMill, and Teklynx. Attendees will have the chance to learn how Epson color label printers coupled with partner solutions – from label finishing systems and applicators to barcode label software – are simplifying and streamlining the production and application processes, as well as traceability for high-volume color labels in the natural products industry.

colordruck Baiersbronn reaches a milestone in building its new digital business model in packaging printing

colordruck Baiersbronn, a packaging service provider operating throughout Europe, is an all-rounder known for its very high quality standards. Right from an early stage, the company started to build itself a new business model based around digital printing and counts among their customers industrial and commercial enterprises in the food, confectionery, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and non-food sectors. It has collaborated with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on numerous projects, giving rise to a decades-long partnership. Therefore, colordruck Baiersbronn was also one of the first field testers of customized digital packaging production using the Heidelberg Primefire 106. With almost all criteria successfully met and the Primefire 106 fully adapted to colordruck Baiersbronn’s web-to-pack portal, the field test was successfully completed at the end of 2019.

UFlex Works to Reduce Delhi-NCR Plastic Waste

UFlex said it is scaling up its recycling strength to help build a circular economy, by the way of setting up two lines that will wash and recycle post-consumer waste and subsequently give a second life to plastics. This pilot plant in its Noida facility commenced its operations and is aimed to mitigate the piling plastic dumps in Delhi–NCR by recycling collected post-consumer waste PET Bottles and Multi-layer Plastic packaging into chips and granules, put into further use to make products with economic value.

Heidelberg with New Management Structure – Change in the Management Board

The Supervisory Board and Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) have decided to reorganize and further streamline the management structure. The Management Board of the global market leader for innovative solutions and products in the printing industry will be reduced to two persons and will in future consist of CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer and CFO Marcus A. Wassenberg. To this end, the level below the Management Board will be significantly strengthened with a newly established Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will be responsible for cross-product customer solutions and the operational functions, and together with the Management Board will implement the transformation of the company. As part of these changes, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hermann is leaving the company by mutual agreement.

KRAHN Chemie Benelux Signs as New Silica Distributor for PPG

KRAHN Chemie Benelux BV will start distributing the precipitated silica products from PPG for ink, coating, adhesive and sealant applications in Benelux. This agreement extends the existing cooperation between the KRAHN Chemie Group and PPG in Italy, Poland and France.

Konica Minolta wins its first AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Italy with LArtegrafica

LArtegrafica was the first company in Italy to invest in the AccurioJet KM-1 digital B2+ UV inkjet printing system from Konica Minolta. This enables the family-owned company to focus on the packaging sector and also to realize canvas and plastic applications. The AccurioJet KM-1 was put into operation in January, replacing four systems in the companys digital department. With the AccurioJet KM-1, L’Artegrafica is now able to develop applications such as loyalty cards for local markets. The company offers UV printing on standard media and on special substrates up to 600g. Previously, customer card work had to be done in two steps: first on 400 g lithographic paper, which was then laminated. However, this two-step process was expensive, time-consuming and did not meet L’Artegrafica’s quality requirements.

Batsios Labels invests in first Gallus label press

It is the third Gallus ECS 340 in Greece within three years: Batsios Labels installed its first Gallus press, a conventional label press for the production of self-adhesive labels. Besides to an increased productivity and widening up of substrate and color range, the Greek label printer reports that the investment is already paying off since its installation in May 2019. Based in Thessaloniki, Greece, Batsios Labels invested in a Gallus ECS 340 press with eight flexo and one screen printing unit plus included capability of cold-foil embossing. With a printing width of 340 mm the conventional label press convinces with stability, speed and quality and is in use mainly for the printing and converting of self-adhesive labels.

New Commander CL for Druckhaus Delmenhorst

New Commander CL for Druckhaus Delmenhorst. The floor-mounted Commander CL comprises three four-high towers, two KF 5 jaw folders and three Pastomat reelstands with a stripping station and Patras A paper-reel transport system. It is scheduled to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2020. “Our existing Commander CT is already very well utilised, and so we needed to expand our production capacities ready for a series of new jobs which we will be printing from December 2020 onwards. Given our longstanding partnership and cooperation with Koenig & Bauer over the past decades, it was soon clear that we would once again be choosing a press from Würzburg,” said Gerhard Tapken, the owner of Druckhaus Delmenhorst. Starting at the end of this year, the new press will be responsible for production of the newspapers Weser-Kurier, Bremer Nachrichten and Verdener Nachrichten, among others.

Full end-to-end flexo process experience at Bobst Bielefeld Flexo Center of Excellence Open House

The Competence Center at Bobst Bielefeld’s has been extended to include a pre-press room, meaning it is now a fully comprehensive Center of Excellence for the flexo process, specifically for Extended Color Gamut (ECG) for wide-web CI flexo presses. The Center benefits from an “open-partnership” system, meaning all of BOBST’s valued industry partners are present, ensuring the integration of all the elements that combine to make a flawless end-to-end process.

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