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Epson Introduces 4 New ColorWorks On- Demand Color Label Printers

Epson America today announced four new additions to its ColorWorks® on-demand color label printer lineup – the ColorWorks C6000A, C6000P, C6500A, and C6500P. The first printers specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers1, the new ColorWorks models deliver on-demand, 4- or 8-inch color labels at a comparable price2. Engineered for mission-critical applications, the reliable printers speed through labels at up to 5-inches per second3. The printers enable industrial and c o m m e r c i a l organizations to produce high volume color labels for production use. “The industry

Xerox Unveils Enhancements to iGen 5

Xerox announces two new optional capabilities for the iGen® 5: the extra-long sheet (XLS) and Fluores-cent Yellow Dry Ink. “These enhancements are designed to increase the versatility, productivity and scalability of our clients’ existing investment in the Xerox iGen 5. Coupled together, they make the iGen 5 the most versatile digi-tal color production, cutsheet press available in the market today,” said Tracey Koziol, SVP of global offerings, Xerox. The iGen 5 XLS enables up to a 35-inch sheet size, prints at rated speed and has production feeding and stacking. With extra-long capabilities, printers can deliver more pieces per sheet, increasing application productivity of the iGen 5 by up to 25%. Print providers can increase the versatility of the iGen 5 by targeting additional applications such as 4-panel brochures, book covers, banners, large-format clings, panoramic artwork and multi-up printing.

INX International Focusing on Corrugated Ink Solutions at TAPPI CorrExpo

INX International Ink Co. will feature a wide assortment of new and proven inks and coatings solutions at TAPPI CorrExpo, at the Denver Convention Center. “The corrugated market is constantly changing so we strive to design product offerings that will keep our customers ahead of their competition. For example, the digital side is continuing to expand so we will show our newest advanced ink technology for scanning head and single-pass industrial printing,” said Jim Wegemer, INX director of National Accounts.

Siegwerk Opens Ink Lab at Clemson's Sonoco Institute

Siegwerk celebrated the new Siegwerk Ink Lab at Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. The occasion was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. Faculty, students and industry leaders were present to get the first look at the redesigned lab and also have a n opportunity to network with other industry professionals. With approximately 350 students currently enrolled in Clemson’s Graphic Communications program, students will be able to gain exposure to real-world experience through internships and other programs. The Siegwerk Lab will provide them with the ability to generate new package design through ink technology, enhance their capabilities to explore visual appearance and functionality of packaging in terms of inks and coatings, and guide their research in energy curable technologies and other ink technologies.

SCREEN Launches New Digital Label Press

SCREEN Americas finalized development of its new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI inkjet system for label printing. The Truepress Jet L350UV SAI made its international debut at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The press features improved color reproduction as well as superior scalability, enabling it to meet a wide variety of market needs. SCREEN plans to launch the system worldwide in January 2020. Production levels for the global label printing industry continue to expand every year. There is particularly strong interest in labels and seals used in short-run limited and regional campaigns.

Complete glass line from Sidel helps Qatar’s Rayyan Water reap opportunities in the premium segment

To address the steadily growing demand for premium bottled water on the Arabian Peninsula, Rayyan Water, the biggest water producer in Qatar, opted for a new complete line from Sidel. From bottle qualification to line requirements onto delivery and performance of the solution, Sidel supported Rayyan with its decade-long experience as a full solution provider, lowering Total Costs of Ownership and overall energy consumption. The global bottled water market has witnessed a significant increase since 2011 with the demand for premium water growing each year. The lack of well-developed public water facilities in some parts of the world and the modern customer’s changing lifestyle, coupled with the search for functional bottled water, is also expected to fuel both volume and revenues of this industry.

Baldwin introduces Ahlbrandt Corona innovations for plastic film extrusion and converting

Ahlbrandt System GmbH – A Baldwin Technology Company, reveals Corona innovations engineered for plastic film extrusion and converting applications at K 2019 in D u s s e l d o r f , October 16-23, in B a l d w i n Te c h n o l o g y ’ s booth C53, hall 4, K 2019. The new p a r t i c l e - f r e e Ahlbrandt Corona electrodes prevent c o n t ami n a t i o n from damaged or broken elements, an innovation that provides an advantage for clean rooms and those converting high-quality, food-grade plastic films. This novel design will be introduced in the Ahlbrandt Corona Pure, Pure XL, Flex, and Slim product lines.

Manor Packaging invests in nextgeneration BOBST FFG in UK first

Corrugated cardboard specialist, Manor Packaging, is taking delivery of BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY - the first of the next-generation Flexo folder gluers to be installed in the UK.A division of Fencor Packaging Group, Peterboroughbased Manor Packaging has agreed a deal to purchase and install the machine, which will integrate into existing workflows. The flexo folder gluer from BOBST offers unparalleled flexibility and heightened efficiency to the production line, able to process up to 18,000 boxes/hr across a wide range of corrugated flute types.

Hybrid machine for hot stamping and digital printing

Leonhard Kurz will be presenting a hybrid machine for hot stamping decoration and digital printing from Kurz subsidiary Baier at this years plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf. The machine was developed to efficiently implement designs and labels for different model series, small runs, and individualized products. Whether it be a washing machine, car or cell phone, consumers nowadays expect to have a variety of models to choose from and be able to individually select the options. Manufacturers are faced with the challenge of producing these tailored products as cost-effectively as possible. The hybrid machine enables numerous variants of a mass-produced standard product to be implemented economically. The scope of variation extends from different product lines right through to customized surface designs.

GMG receives “Award for Innovation”

Being nominated as one of five finalists had already earned pride among the 150 employees of GMG. “The fact that we were awarded and that our innovative strength was acknowledged is an honour and a tremendous praise for us”, says Peter Schöffler, Product Manager at GMG. “Above all, we owe this success to an inter-divisional development team.” With the GMG Calibration Creation Wizard, users of the Epson SC-S80600 can quickly and easily create accurate, reproducible proofs on media close to the production material. GMG Calibration Creation Wizard is fully integrated with GMG ColorProof and GMG OpenColor, enabling operators to create specific profiles for various media types as well as benefit from reliable calibrations.

HP and Karlville Disrupt Pouch Production

HP and Karlville will introduce a complete solution for HP Indigo flexible packaging production. The new launch is set to break the production paradigm with a one-day pouch production process optimized for HP Indigo digital press printing. In the first live demonstration at Labelexpo of the HP Indigo Digital Pouch Factory concept, HP Indigo and Karlville are showcasing stand-up and three-side-seal pouch making, using HP Indigo printing, Pack Ready laminating and slitting, and Karlville pouch-making. Compared to traditional methods, HP based production can be accomplished in a single shift, rather than weeks, enabling converters to profitably produce short run jobs.

Escala 7 and Manroland celebrate 2 years of R700 EVOLUTION

Exactly two years ago, in August 2017, the first ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION in South America started production in So Paulo at Escala 7, a leading packaging print company. Escala 7 provides a one stop print service to the packaging industry, mainly folding cartons, to a diverse range of sectors where the highest quality, and flexibility, is required at competitive prices. “We are very satisfied” said Antonio Carlos Brusco, Industrial Director “the EVOLUTION has proved to be very efficient and has the robustness that is traditionally associated with ROLAND machines” Loyal to the brand since 1990, Escala 7 now have three Manroland sheetfed offset printing presses, all of them six color.

drupa world tour starts this week in Mexico City

The starting signal for the drupa world tour 201920 will be given on 10 September 2019 in Mexico City. After that, the tour will continue at close intervals until spring 2020. In September alone, seven more conferences and events will follow in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. By April 2020, events will follow in twelve Asian countries, the USA, Eastern Europe, some EU countries and North Africa. A total of 35 trips to 27 countries worldwide are currently planned. The organizers of the world tour in the run-up to drupa 2020 are Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and PrintPromotion GmbH.

Canon Redefines Sheetfed Inkjet Expectations with New VarioPrint i-series+

Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the next iteration of the Océ VarioPrint i-series technologythe Océ VarioPrint i-series+ which is poised to redefine sheetfed inkjet expectations by empowering customers to print high-quality graphic arts applications with a large color gamut on a wide range of standard offset coated media. “Within our industry, advancements in inkjet technology continue to e v o l v e quickly and m o r e dramatically than any o t h e r platform,” said Shinichi Yo s h i d a , e x e c u t i v e vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Canon Redefines Sheetfed Inkjet Expectations with New VarioPrint i-series+

Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the next iteration of the Océ VarioPrint i-series technologythe Océ VarioPrint i-series+ which is poised to redefine sheetfed inkjet expectations by empowering customers to print high-quality graphic arts applications with a large color gamut on a wide range of standard offset coated media. “Within our industry, advancements in inkjet technology continue to e v o l v e quickly and m o r e dramatically than any o t h e r platform,” said Shinichi Yo s h i d a , e x e c u t i v e vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Dedicated software, a new modular production press and specialist inks are among more firsts for Durst

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, today has announced major expansions with its leading-edge RSC platform of UV inkjet label presses. New dedicated label workflow and prepress software together with an advanced modular Tau RSCi UV inkjet digital label press and low-migration inks are being shown for the first time on its stand C50 in Hall 9 at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Under an official slogan of “We Keep You Printing”, Durst has announced a raft of groundbreaking innovations and world firsts as it continues to accelerate its presence in digital label inkjet printing, an industry it first established a presence only a decade ago.

Ben Franklin Honor Society Publishes the First BFHS Book of Wisdom

Published by the Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS), the BFHS Book of Wisdom reveals the untold success stories of the Societys membership. The 248- page book is comprised of 47 essays by some of the most successful and accomplished men and women who have defined the growth and direction of the graphic communication industry in the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century. The book was conceived and edited by BFHS member Harvey R. Levenson, Cal Poly Professor Emeritus and former head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department. Levenson said, “The BFHS Book of Wisdom will unleash and preserve the experiences of successful industry leaders for all in our industry to learn from, students and present industry members alike.

CTL-TH Packaging extends its catalog of services with HP Indigo 6800 and HP Indigo 20000 digital presses

Tuboplast, which is headquartered in Miano, lava, and belongs to the CTL-TH Packaging Group, has many years of experience in creating tube packaging solutions for the cosmetics and personal care sector. The company was set up over 50 years ago, and since its foundation it has bet on product creativity and technological innovation, positioning it at the head of its sector and enabling it to implement environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. By adopting HP Indigo 6800 and HP Indigo 20000 digital presses, CTL-TH Packaging is creating high value-added and differentiated products for its customers, including highquality decoration, new metallic and holographic designs, and high added-value security applications such as serialisation, watermarks, mosaics and augmented reality.

Baldwin to showcase disruptive technologies that drive profitability at K 2019

Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world-leading provider of process enhancement technologies for flexible film, sheet and print production, is pleased to announce its participation at K 2019, Dusseldorf, October 16-23. At booth C53, hall 4, Baldwin Technology will showcase ground-breaking cleaning, surface treatment, coating and drying innovations tailored to optimize process profitability. “We are proud and excited to show our state-of-the-art innovations ideal for flexible film extrusion, lamination and printing systems at K 2019,” said Peter Hultberg, CCO, Baldwin Technology. “For example, we will show how you can gain additional hours of extra production time a year thanks to our automatic cleaning system.”

FoilStar Cure and new Performance Package offer innovative solutions for inmold labels with cold foil

Labels give products their unique identity and boost the impulse to buy at the point of sale. The label market combines a share of some five percent of the worldwide print volume of around EUR 400 billion with great growth potential. This is why Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) decided to present its extensive portfolio around label production at not one, but two events in September. Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberg, demonstrates all the possibilities around digital and conventional label printing as well as digital finishing in the narrow-web field at Labelexpo in Brussels (Gallus digital press folder). At the Label Day at the Wiesloch- Walldorf site, visitors saw complete production workflows for wet-glue and in-mold labels (IML) on Speedmaster machines.

Etikett.de adds HP Indigo 8000 to its machine park

Etikett.de installed a new HP Indigo 8000 at the end of August. The B2B label printer from F ö h r e n specialises in t h e production of a d h e s i v e , r o l l , p r e s s u r e - sensitive or wet-glue labels and is responding to the growing demand for digitally printed labels and the simultaneously increasing demands on productivity with this new installation.

Automotive glass printing in flying alternation

At Vitrum 2019 glass printing fair, which will take place from 1 to 4 October in the northern Italian metropolis of Milan, THIEME will be presenting an innovation for digital printing of automotive glass: thanks to automatic position recognition, it is possible to print on various components with minimum set-up times. At Vitrum 2019 THIEME presents an innovative digital printing system with automatic position detection.

Heidelberg to Launch Die CutterHot- Foiler and Folder Gluer for North American Short-Run Market at Printing United

Exhibiting under the theme Wherever You Are, Go Further, Heidelberg North America will showcase its scalable solutions for the commercial, packaging, and label markets in Booth 10143 at Printing United. Whether maximizing its customers efficiency or helping them grow, Heidelberg has solutions that can take printers further - regardless of the current size or primary market segment of a business. Aimed at empowering current commercial and folding carton customers to expand into new areas of business, Heidelberg will premiere its new Digimatrix 60 FC die cutter and hot-foiler as well as the Diana Go 85 folder gluer – both machines aimed at short run and digital packaging solutions – at the first Printing United Expo in Dallas, TX, October 23- 25, 2019.

Hora Arts Centre in Western India installs Xeikon 3500 label press

Headquartered in the city of Noida in the Delhi National Capital Region, Hora Arts Centre recently installed a Xeikon 3500 digital label press at its Western India plant in Ranjangaon near Pune. The investment was made to ensure that labels reach customers just-in-time production lines in the region. Hora Arts is a short-run packaging and label supplier to leading global manufacturers of white goods and electronics who have customers such as Panasonic, LG Samsung, and a large number of original equipment manufacturers.

BOBST at K 2019 – where an industry vision is becoming reality

BOBST will present its vision for the future of flexible packaging production delivering a new CI flexo press, new high barrier mono material laminates solutions and a new CI flexo pre-press workflow center of excellence. BOBST today outlined what promises to be a very exciting K 2019 both for the company and for the industry as a whole, with the launch of s e v e r a l important new i n n o v a t i o n s , including a new CI flexo press, new mono material laminate solutions and a new CI flexo pre-press workflow center of excellence.

TPC Printing & Packaging Adds Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO

In early 2020, Chattanooga, TNbased boutique printer TPC Printing & Packaging will install a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO 10-color 41- inch press, which will join an existing 2015 Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 eight-color press. The company produces a wide range of high-end custom folding cartons and promotional packaging for customers in the cosmetics, fragrance, spirits, OTC pharma and health and beauty markets.

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