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Latest News: Over 120 delegates scheduled to attend Business Forum in Pakistan
Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo on Wednesday said over 120 top businessmen, investors, delegates and head of l e a d i n g companies a r e scheduled to v i s i t Pakistan for attending a forum in order to explore trade and investment opportunities existing between the two countries.

International Engineering Academy to be established in Pakistan established
Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, has announced that an International Engineering Academy is going to be established in Pakistan. H e mentioned that the matter is c u r r e n t l y b e i n g discussed by h i g h e r authorities.

NED UET inaugurates 3D printing lab MakerStudio
MakerStudio, the first 3D printing lab of NED UET is inaugurated and it will be a c c e s s i b l e not only for t h e U n i v e r s i t y students but o u t s i d e r s also. This establishment of centers like this helps to encourage students, staff, and others to use the facility for academic or informal projects.

Iran’s Asan Pack buys three label printing presses from MPS
Iran’s corrugated carton and package printing provider Asan Pack has purchased three label printing presses from MPS. The purchase includes two MPS EB 370 presses and an EF 430 flexo press, which will allow Asan Pack to enter the label printing market.

Switzerland’s Clariant develops new blowmoulding tools for PET beverage bottles
S w i t z e r l a n d - b a s e d Clariant has developed new blow-moulding tools that enable customers to assess colour and additive masterbatches performance in real-world applications. The new single-cavity tool can also be used on fullsize production blowmoulding machines located in the company's technical centre in West Chicago, Illinois, US.

Germany’s Bosch launches new biscuit on edge packaging system in US
Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology has launched its new biscuit on edge packaging system in the US, which is designed to help manufacturers involved in biscuit wrapping. The modular system includes a loader, a transfer unit, a feeder, and a horizontal flow wrapper called the Pack 301 length slug (LS).

HP PageWide XL and DesignJet Printers Win Coveted Red Dot Design Awards
The HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio was awarded the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Award, for its outstanding and groundbreaking design quality. The HP PageWide XL Printer series was among the 1.5 percent awarded out of more than 5,200 product submissions from manufacturing and designers representing 57 nations.

Dome Print and Marketing Solutions Installs EFI’s Two Newest Vutek Production Inkjet Printers
Dome Print and Marketing Solutions is meeting rising demand for high-quality, superwideformat inkjet graphics with a pair of strategic investments in its new manufacturing facility.

Muller Martini Looks to the Future at Graph Expo
In keeping with its highly successful theme at the recent drupa international trade fair, Muller Martini will showcase "Finishing 4.0" at Graph Expo, September 25- 28, in Orlando, FL. "Finishing 4.0" encompasses gamechanging technology in digital networking and endto- end touchless workflow, from printing to finished product, which represent the cornerstones of the new age of print production.

UK’s Parkside creates new reclosable share bag for Seabrook Crisps
UK-based speciality packaging manufacturer Parkside has developed a new reclosable share bag for crisps producer Seabrook Crisps. The new bag is designed to be peeled open and reclosed to keep produce fresh for longer. Suitable for the snack market, the new packs will be available on Seabrook’s Lattice Cut range.

GMC Software Integrates with DocuSign to Streamline
GMC Software integrated DocuSign’s eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform into its GMC Inspire CCM solution to help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations.

SPGPrints Debuts New NEBULA Acid HD Inks at Febratex 2016
SPGPrints launches its new range of NEBULA Acid HD (High Density) inks at Febratex 2016, Aug. 9-12, Parque Vila Germanica, Blumenau, Santa Caterina, Brazil.

Packaging pioneer Grupondunova becomes first Spanish company to invest in the Onset X
Fujifilm today announces that earlier this year, Spanish corrugated packaging printer Grupondunova invested in a new Inca Digital Onset X1 press with ClinchTech automation from Fujifilm.

Roastar offers digitally printed coffee pouches using the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press
Roastar produces and supplies digitally printed pouches to typically smaller brand customers where packaging is very important.

Permapack AG teams with Esko for seamless process management
Process management for every type of packaging across the whole company: For Permapack AG based in Rorschach, a leading Swiss manufacturer of s o p h i s t i c a t e d p a c k a g i n g , p r o c e s s management for every type of packaging across the entire company is a must for a successful future.

US’ Sun Basket unveils new recyclable and compostable packaging for meal kit industry
US-based Sun Basket has launched a new range of fully r e c y c l a b l e a n d compostable packaging solutions, including insulation, ice packs and compostable bags, for the country's meal kit industry.

Caldera and Lüscher-Tschudi Cooperate for Textile Print Production
Swiss printer manufacturer Lüscher- Tschudi announced its strategic partnership with Caldera, whereby the French print software innovator has developed an OEM version of GrandRIP+ to drive the company’s 3.2m textile printer, the T-REX 320.

Siegwerk’s strategic focus on packaging printing gains momentum
Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications, labels, and catalogs, is committed to focusing on the company’s core business in packaging printing. During the last few months the company completed some strategic investments and disinvestments to enhance its product and service offering for packaging printers.

Plastic resins inc. selects x-rite pantone for color formulation
X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today reported that Plastic Resins, a family-owned business specializing in the development of small-lot custom color concentrates for plastics, has standardized on X-Rite color management solutions for color formulation and measurement.

EFI Signs European Finance Program Agreement with DLL for EFI Inkjet Printers
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and its Dutch subsidiary EFI BV, Amsterdam, announced a new agreement with Eindhoven, Netherlands-based DLL Group for equipment financing of EFI inkjet printers for signage and graphics, label and packaging, industrial textile and ceramic tile production.

Mexico’s Grupo Gondi to install 11 production lines from BOBST and BHS Corrugated
Mexican paper and packaging manufacturer Grupo Gondi has entered a deal to buy 11 production lines from Switzerland’s BOBST and Germany’s BHS Corrugated. The newly ordered equipment include two 2.5mwide corrugators, a BOBST pre-print press line, flat-bed BOBST die-cutters, and five automated BOBST folding and gluing lines.

KBA Draws Attention to RotaJET VL Inkjet Web Press Laminate Floor Product
The new RotaJET L with web widths of 77 to 138cm made its debut printing at the trade show for the first time. It can be configured as a 4/4 press for commercial and publications printing or as a 4/0 press for industrial functional printing. It appeals primarily to established digital print markets for books, mailings or publications, but it can also be implemented in other industrial markets as a 4/0 press.

Colbert Packaging Completes Equipment Investment Trifecta with New Printing Press, Die Cutter and Inline Inspection System
Colbert Packaging Corporation as made a significant investment in new equipment with the purchase of an RMGT 1050 LX printing press, a BOBST EXPERTCUT 106 PER die cutter and a BOBST ACCUCHECK inline inspection system.

World's first 18" x 18" photo book system
The photo book experts from Imaging Solutions AG in Switzerland (ISAG) are continuously d e v e l o p i n g i n n o v a t i v e p r o d u c t i o n s y s t e m s , o f f e r i n g exceptional business opportunities to the printing and photo industry.

KBA-Flexotecnica, a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA), showcased its new CI flexo NEO XD LR HYBRID at Drupa 2016 on the KBA stand. It is engineered for printing with solvent and water-based inks as well as curing ink systems, such as UV-LED and EB.

Eco print shop lokay optimizing processes with Integrated print production with the World's First Speedmaster CX 102 from the New drupa Generation
The company has set up two varietal beehives to underline its commitment to biodiversity and to make environmental protection part of its everyday life, both within the company and outside it.

INCI.FLEX first to invest in esko’s CDI crystal 5080 xps
Italian reprohouse Inci.Flex has become the first operation to automate its flexo platemaking process with Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS. With expertise in the flexible packaging, corrugated and label markets, Inci.Flex focuses on quality production. The company chose the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS to enable it to produce a flexo result that competes with gravure in a fast, cost-effective printing process.

Enhancing Label Print Quality with UV Pinning
It is well known that the digital printing market has grown at the speed of light. While digital printing of narrow web labels may reduce costs and enhance efficiency, the prevalent use of labels with low or very low absorbance substrates often results in diminished print quality.

Goss International highlights the benefits of web offset for packaging during drupa panel Brazil
Goss International Brazil recently sponsored and presented at one of the most important events in the packaging sector, the drupa panel. Attendees were provided with details of the latest Goss technology innovations, the current packaging market trends and how web offset printing is meeting and exceeding these market demands.

Bandera sells two bag lines to China
Luigi Bandera has sold two HDBFLEX lines to two Chinese companies. One customer is belonging to the Sinopec Group, which has bought 9 heavy duty bag or FFS lines since 2001. The other customer is a renowed company from the Hunan Province.

Varga Flexo presented the Oktoflex Premium at drupa
The Hungarian machinery manufacturer Varga-Flexo presented its eight colour flexo printing press Oktoflex Premium at drupa. The max printing speed is 300 m/min, on demand 450 m/min are possible. Printing width is 1000 mm. According to the manufacturers experience 80% of flexible packaging jobs are 800 mm wide or less.

Brückner increases the efficiency of its film stretching lines
For the K 2016 Brückner Maschinenbau will present a 10400 mm concept for the first time ever in the world. This will fulfil the demands for higher productivity in BOPET production: The new lines convince with around 20% more output capacity with the proven speeds of up to 515 m/min.

In a UK first, Fujifilm announces major Flenex FW partnership with Essex-based repro house, MPH Ltd
Fujifilm has announced that during drupa 2016 it signed a partnership deal with Essex-based pre-press experts, MPH Ltd. The partnership will see this respected r e p r o g r a p h i c house, which p r o v i d e s p r e p r e s s services to a wide range of customers in the p a c k a g i n g sector, join a growing number of customers from across the world who are turning to Fujifilm’s high-productivity, high-quality, Flenex FW water-washable plates.

Graph Expo 16 Offers In-Plant Print Pros Complete Package
In-Plant production pros will have plenty to choose from when GRAPH EXPO 16 welcomes show visitors to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, September 25- 28, 2016. For these print pros who will come seeking new growth strategies and ways to manage their costs and improve efficiencies, top attractions will be the wide array of technologies, latest solutions and unique new applications to be demonstrated across every aisle of the show floor.

Ultimate and Muller Martini Partner to Bring Powerful Imposition Capabilities to Personalized Books and Magazines
Ultimate TechnoGraphics and Muller Martini have joined forces to offer a highly-innovative and efficient workflow that automates imposition for on-demand and personalized books and magazines.

Cloeren presents edge bead reduction die at K 2016
At the K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Cloeren will showcase the EBR V (Edge Bead Reduction) Die for extrusion coating applications. Until now, over 50 EBR V dies had been installed over the past 5 years. EBR Dies are used in the extrusion coating and lamination processes.

Exhibitors Present Latest Technologies at FESPA Mexico
This year's FESPA Mexico will showcase multiple new products and technologies for wide format, digital and screen print, g a r m e n t d e c o r a t i o n , s i g n a g e , software, and c o n s u m a b l e s .

German repro house Repro-Flex installs second Kodak Flexcel NX system
R e p r o ‐ F l e x Druckvorlagen GmbH invested in their second Kodak Flexcel NX system. In addition to the already installed mid system, the repro house now opted for a wide system which is almost twice as big as the mid system.

Chinese company opts for Atlas slitter rewinder
Chinese BOPP producer Zhongshan Wing Ning Film Ltd has invested in a 8900 mm wide Atlas CW1040 primary slitter.

GFX International Installs Uvistar Hybrid 320
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division reported the first North American installation of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 at GFX International, a Grayslake, IL-based visual communications firm.

Amcor Flexibles Americas expands capabilities
The American division of the world's largest packaging producer will add a new printing press in Milwaukee, WI. The new press enables Amcor to print flexo and gravure as well as slit in a single pass.

Cliart Cliches installs Flint nyloflex Next
The Brazilian repro house Cliart Cliches has installed a nyloflex NExT Exposure F III system from Flint. The Sao Paulo based company has specialised on flexo plates, but also produces dry offset and letterpress plates.

At K 2016 Hosokawa Alpine demonstrates leading-edge blown film extrusion technology
At K 2016, Hosokawa Alpine will present a range of exhibits such as the new ExVis release, for intelligent networking between systems and even more efficient automated line control.

100% wind powered: introducing Fujifilm’s futuristic Tilburg plate-making facility
Fujifilm takes its commitment to green energy and carbon reduction seriously. So much so, that its state-ofthe- art production facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands, which manufactures a number of Fujifilm products, including printing plates, is now entirely powered by wind energy.

Continuous Improvement in Performance manroland web systems Digital Workflows
drupa 2016 was the arena for demonstrating the growing capabilities of digital printing, from newspaper up to book printing. Of the greatest interest: manroland web systems, Augsburg, setting the pace in industrial digital pro-duction. The secret: solutions for Workflow integration in existing production environments.

Tomatec Open House Showcases Mark Andy P5 Presses
One of South Korea’s leading label converters, Tomatec Co Ltd, has celebrated the installation of two Mark Andy Performance series presses with an Open House at its facility in Seoul.

KBA Corrugraph sheetfed flexo press
The KBA Corrugraph sheetfed flexo press offers a high-performance press for large-format corrugated board printing. It unites robust press engineering, cutting-edge electronics and intelligent automation making it a topperformance production tool.

Mumbai’s Globe Print n Pack installs Esko ArtiosCAD, DeskPack and Plato
An amalgamation of two companies, Bell Packaging and EML Viscom, Globe Print n Pack is situated in Vasai, just north of Mumbai where it has three production spaces across 25,000 square feet. Being a leading producer of promotional transparent packaging for close to 20 years, the company recently c o m m i s s i o n e d Esko’s design and workflow software.

Mumbai’s Globe Print n Pack installs Esko ArtiosCAD, DeskPack and Plato
An amalgamation of two companies, Bell Packaging and EML Viscom, Globe Print n Pack is situated in Vasai, just north of Mumbai where it has three production spaces across 25,000 square feet. Being a leading producer of promotional transparent packaging for close to 20 years, the company recently c o m m i s s i o n e d Esko’s design and workflow software.

Luxembourg’s Flint Group opens new colour centre for packaging inks in Poland
Luxembourg-based Flint Group has opened a new global colour centre (GCC) in Lodz, Poland, in a bid to provide solutions for packaging print sector. The new facility features a demo centre, customer academy and round-theclock colour matching and digital colour management solutions.

Brazilian book publisher achieves goals with ROLAND 700
Brazilian book publisher Multi Marcas Editoriais Ltda. (Editora Construir) has a noble vision: Improving literacy and educating Brazil's young population are central to its plans. "We do not just sell books. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of education," says Mr. Pedro Tavares, the company's owner.

Dongheng Group invests in high-volume digital textile printing with a PIKE printer from SPGPrints
SPGPrints announces the sale of a six-colour PIKE digital textile printer to the Dongheng Group, in Changzhou, Jiangsu province (near Shanghai), China.

Sun Chemical Opens New Coatings Lab in Carlstadt R&D Center
Sun Chemical has reinforced its commitment to the graphic arts and packaging markets by opening a new coatings lab in its Carlstadt, NJ research and development facility.

Sawgrass Launches New SubliJet-HD Expanded Gamut Inks
Color matching has never been easier than with Sawgrass’ new SubliJet-HD Expanded Gamut (XG) inks for the Virtuoso 25” 8-Color Product Decorating System featuring the VJ 628 printer.

BASF Introduces Lumina Royal Dragon Gold Pigment
BASF will present Lumina Royal Dragon Gold effect pigment, the newest member of Lumina Royal product family, during the 2016 K trade fair in Düsseldorf from Oct. 19-26.

Flint Group Flexographic Products appoints Yunuén Sánchez Global Marketing Director
Flint Group Flexographic Products is pleased to announce the appointment of Yunuén Sánchez as Global Marketing Director Flexographic Products, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team Flexographic Products.

China’s Newamstar Packaging Machinery buys 100 ZW3D CAD / CAM solutions
China-based Newamstar Packaging Machinery (Newamstar) has bought more than 100 sets of ZW3D’s computer-aided design / computer-aided manufacturing (CAD / CAM) solution.

Steve Fuller, John Fowler Join Quad/Graphics’ Board of Directors
Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that Steve Fuller, former Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of L.L.Bean Inc.,

UK’s Spectra invests in new injection stretch blow moulding machinery
Spectra Packaging has installed new injection stretch blow moulding machinery at its facility in Suffolk, UK, to meet growing customer demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) products.

US’s Roberts PolyPro unveils new injectionmoulded bottle handles
US-based Roberts PolyPro has unveiled new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) injection-moulded bottle handles that save up to 25% of source materials.

US’ Jomar launches new injection blow moulding machine
US-based Jomar has launched a new series of injection blow moulding (IBM) machines, which are powered by customdesigned servo-driven hydraulic technology.

US’ Marrs Printing and Packaging completes Eagle cold foil certification course
US-based Marrs Printing and Packaging has successfully completed Eagle Systems’ Eagle cold foil certification course (ECFC) at its production facility.

Asahi Photoproducts participates in FLEX SO GOOD
Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development confirmed its participation in FLEX SO GOOD on 22 and 23 September 2016, when the Uteco group will host this important event at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli (VR).

Fastest Make-Ready and complete 100% inspection for flexographic plastic printing
Clopay Plastic Products Co., an industry leading supplier of films and laminates to the Hygiene market, upgrades its inspection capacities with ISRA technology. An ISRA customer for more than ten years, Clopay Plastics now decided to install ISRA’s solution for fast high value printing in order to assure the quality of its products.

Konica Minolta launches its new workflow management tool
After announcing its availability in the US last month, Japanese technology company Konica Minolta Business solution Asia (BSA) has now launched Dispatcher Phoenix in Singapore make it available to its Asian clients. The company states that the automated document workflow solution is designed to assist users with customized workflows and common document processing tasks that aims to improve productivity and efficiency.

The Burke Group Signs Letter of Intent for Komori Impremia NS40
Komori America Corporation and Komcan Inc. announced The Burke Group, a full-service commercial printer offering a full spectrum of marketing services in Edmonton, Alberta, is the first print provider in Canada to sign a letter of intent to purchase the Komori Impremia NS40. The Komori Impremia NS40, making its official debut at drupa 2016, is a groundbreaking digital printing system that combines the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at an unmatched cost per page.

Wegmann Companies to add BOBST Narrow Web Machine
Wegmann Companies (formerly A&D Label), located near St. Louis, Missouri has chosen to add a BOBST Narrow Web Machine as the ideal solution to complete their plant upgrade.

Xeretec to showcase Xerox Versant and iGen production technology at The Print Show 2016
Xeretec, the largest Xerox Partner in the UK, is to display a selection of technology from the manufacturer at The Print Show this year, including the Xerox Versant 80 and 2100 HD production presses, while experts will also be hand to showcase the profit boosting, waste saving, and capacity growing power of the Xerox iGen series. Having signed up for the event earlier this year, the supplier has so far remained tight-lipped on the technology it would unveil. But in an effort to boost an already-high level of interest in this year’s show, it has revealed its plans early on. The Print Show 2016 will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 11th to 13th.

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