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Kodak New Distributor for Pakistan sold the Second Kodak CTP Trendsetter Quantum to Awais Packages (pvt) Ltd Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Awais Packages (Pvt) Ltd, is an offset packaging printer specializing in the production of folding and offset printed corrugated carton packaging.
Kodak Trendsetter Quantum with Kodak Prinergy EVO Option with preps imposition software – Screening – Staccato 25, Squrespot Technology Mr. Khushal Ahmed Butt, (Marketing Director) has confirmed that Awais Packages has signed the 1st Kodak CTP and in production now which has a through-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 and Preps Imposition Software.
Kodak is the market leader in providing powerful and innovation CTP solution and has
The largest installed base in the world and as well as in Pakistan.
FPCCI calls for continued institutional reforms
President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Mian Anjum Nisar, has emphasized the need for continued process of institutional reforms, ensuring financial discipline with a view to consolidate the process of stabilizing economy.
Structural transformations are required in all sectors, including agriculture, industry and services, to improve productivity and export competitiveness.
Hailing the government's efforts to control Pakistan's current account deficit, leading to a surplus of $424 million in July 2020, the fourth monthly surplus since Oct 2019, warning the economic managers that "surplus account balance" must not be at the cost of negative economic growth, said that country's current account balance has swung into a surplus of $424 million in July 2020 after posting a deficit of $100 million in June.
CCI Pakistan, PHA Lahore sign agreement
Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd (CCI Pakistan), which is part of CCI-a leading bottler within the Coca-Cola System, signed an agreement with Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Lahore to provide treated waste water.
CCI Pakistan being a responsible corporate citizen will provide treated waste water to PHA for a period of five years for carrying out routine watering of green belts, parks and cleaning of roads in Lahore.
This initiative will help conserve millions of litres of precious drinking water which is currently being extracted from the ground for the purpose of horticulture watering. CCI Pakistan's Lahore plant has a capacity to provide up to 40,000 litres of treated waste water per hour to PHA which indicates the massive volume of fresh drinking water that will be conserved through this strategic partnership.
18th Int’l plastics, packaging industry virtual exhibition
China’s Zhejiang Province will organize a virtual exhibition of plastics and packing industry and online business to business meetings of the Chinese manufacturers and suppliers with Pakistani buyers from October 26 to 29.
The exhibition will be co-organized by Zhejiang Times International Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. and CMEC International Exhibition Co., Ltd, according to China Economic Net (CEN).
Supported by Obortunity Consulting in Pakistan, the expo will see top manufacturers from Zhejiang province showcasing their latest range of products to buyers from Pakistan.
There will be more than 50 exhibitors from multiple segments of plastics and packaging industry.
The expo targets the plastics and packaging industry of Pakistan.
Xeikon launches digital embellishment unit
Xeikon has launched of Fusion Embellishment Unit (FEU) developed to offer label printers and converters new digital finishing and embellishment capabilities, including UV spot varnish, tactile varnish, foiling, 3D textures and holograms.
With complete digital finishing and embellishment capabilities, Xeikon’s new FEU is based on MGI technology and provides UV spot varnish, tactile varnish, foiling, 3D textures and holograms across a wide range of substrates including clear on clear, common BOPP and paper facestock up to natural structured papers.
‘In a world of ever-evolving consumerism, we are seeing significant and ongoing changes in behavioral patterns,’ commented Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s VP of marketing. ‘Consumers are more discerning and brand owners are demanding more from their designers and printers. In packaging and retail, there is increasing pressure for creative innovation and higher levels of productivity.
Rotoflex launches VTI and DF1 digital finishers
Rotoflex, the finishing company under the Mark Andy corporate umbrella, has launched two off-line digital finishers, DF1 and VTI Series offering high-speed operation at low cost.
The DF1 is a semi-rotary off-line finishing and converting machine designed to meet the rising demand for short run labels in a simple and affordable way, allowing converters to accelerate production and profits.
It is built on a robust platform with finishing speed up to 750 ft/min (228.6 m/min) for full-rotary and 250 ft/min (76.2 m/min) for semi-rotary, with accurate semi-rotary die-cutting functionality. The quick set-up and dynamic operation allows converters to decorate, die-cut, slit, and strip labels in a single step.
Flexcon launches non-vinyl Nexgen polypropylene film
Flexcon Company has introduced Nexgen polypropylene films, sustainable and more eco-friendly, non-vinyl alternatives for durable labeling applications.
‘As many segments of this industry are trending away from vinyl, converters have been hard-pressed to find an alternative robust enough to meet the demands of durable labeling at a comparable price,’ said Ross Hodnett, product manager at Flexcon. ‘We worked with one of our supplier-partners to develop a unique polypropylene film, which is a true alternative to flexible vinyl for durable labels.’
The films were subjected to rigorous durability testing side by side with vinyl materials that and performed just as well. Nexgen offers an equivalent performance with dimensional stability and exterior durability of five years based on 2000 hours Xenon Arc, and physical qualities with surface smoothness and conformability similar to vinyl.
Domino unveils N730i digital label press
Domino Printing Sciences has launched a N730i press, the
‘most significant’ product the company has launched since
it started in the digital label press business. It is also the first
press to use new Generation 7 ink jet platform.
‘This is the most significant new product we have launched
since we started in the di gital label pr ess business,’
commented Philip Easton, director of the Domino Digital
Printing Solutions. ‘It has been a huge collaborative team
effort, spread over five years, involving our colleagues at
Brother Industries, supplier partners, our development team
and our existing customers. Today, we are so proud of what
the N730i delivers, as we truly believe it is setting new
standards in high performance inkjet label printing.’
The N730i incorporates new features including the Brother
Bitstartm 1200dpi piezo print head, the SunLight graphical
user interface, and the latest automated Domino i-Tech
intelligent technology featuring i-Tech SetAlign and i-Tech
Çiftsan Etiket installs Bobst Master M5X
Turkish label printer Çiftsan Etiket & Ambalaj has
invested in Bobst Master M5X in-line flexo press to
increase its production capabilities and meet customer
Çiftsan Etiket & Ambalaj has been trading since 2007, and
its 4,000 sqm facility, in Avcilar, Istanbul, is capable of
producing 6 million sqm of labels each year, from food
and drink labels to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, household
and cleaning labels. The converter is also a regular winner
of Finat’s annual label competition with 16 awards
received just last year and is well-known for its expertise
in screen, letterpress, flexo, digital, and foil printing.
Siegwerk launches deinkable products
Siegwerk has developed a series of UV offset inks and UV flexo
varnishes with deinking properties to improve the recyclability of
UV-coated paper and board packaging.
Newly launched products increase the recyclability of UV-coated
paper and board packaging and support the material-specific
recycling targets, according to the EU Waste Framework
Directive (2008/98/EC) and the Packaging and Packaging Waste
D i r e c t i v e
It is important that
ink and varnish
particles during the
recycling process in order to become detached and more easily
separated from the substrate fiber. However, standard UV inks
still often show an extremely poor deinkability as they form a
solid, chemically, and mechanically resistant layer that is
strongly attached to the cellulose fiber. They are difficult to
remove during the recycling process resulting in big color spots
in the recycled paper.
Cosmo Films launches BOPP-fragranced film
Indian manufacturer of speciality films, Cosmo Films, has
introduced a new bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) based
coated film which is designed to slowly release a fragrance that
lasts for a
The film is
m a t t e
extrusion coated for thermal lamination applications. Through
initial tests, these newly designed films have proven to remain
fragrant for more than two months, and it is expected that the film
would continue to release a soothing fragrance for almost six
months. The film is available in 24 microns thickness and is aptly
suited for thermal or wet lamination.
Konica Minolta Earns Recognition from IDSA
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica
Minolta) is proud to announce both its enterprise IT platform
Workplace Hub and bizhub C360i, a new-generation MFP,
were selected as finalists for the globally authoritative
design prize, International Design Excellence Award 2020
(IDEA 2020). This prestigious prize in product design is
sponsored by the American Institute
of Industrial Designers (IDSA).
Workplace Hub is a DX (digital
transf ormati on) serv ice t hat
combines a variety of applications
required by customers , with IT
infra s t ructure serv ice s, MFP
capabilities, and maintenance and
operations supp ort. This al l ows
customers to free themselves from
paper documents, places where they
work, and complicated IT
man agemen t operations;
simplifying their IT.
BOBST brings gravure printing for flexible packaging into the digital world with oneECG Extended Color Gamut gravure technology
Gravure is a printing process that has been spoken of
relatively little of late, compared with other printing methods
that have undergone a very fast transformation. However, the
demands of the
f a s t -mo v i n g
c o n s u m e r s
g r a v u r e
printing just as
m u c h :
i n c r e a s i n g l y
short run production and time-to-market, packaging
customization, ready to recycle packaging substrates and the
need for global brand color consistency.
“Gravure is still the most highly regarded printing process for
packaging due to its unique capability to create fine print and
incredibly sharp definition graphics with an unmatched eyecatching
shelf appeal – all at very high speeds and low costs”
says Jonathan Giubilato, Gravure Product Line Manager at
Bobst Italia, BOBST’s Center of Excellence for gravure
printing, laminating and coating technologies.
Esko appoints Evolve Solutions as UK agent
Esko has appointed Evolve Solutions International as a UK
agent for its range of integrated hardware and software
technologies for the print, packaging and label industries.
International Evolve is a supply chain consultancy
business, working across the UK packaging and labels
sectors, led by Shaun Stevens.
‘The Evolve team has worked with Esko technology for
years and we know it always offers a best in class solution
for any tradeshop or printer. We are delighted that we can
represent Esko in the UK to push forward its latest
portfolio of hardware and software solutions,’ commented
Cosmo Films launches antimicrobial lamination film
India-based specialty films specialist Cosmo Films has
developed a novel BOPP based clear thermal lamination
antimicrobial film effective against a broad range of
The antimicrobial technology used in the new film tackles
the problem of bacterial infections on packaged items, by
providing a completely new approach of preventing
microbial colonization on the surface. It is effective
against a broad range of bacteria, inhibits germ growth and
supports optimum hygiene. It also shows a positive effect
against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 and
Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 as per JIS Z 2801
Comexi names Convert its service agent for Italy and Balkans
Comexi has signed an agreement with Italy-based Convert
Service to act as a local service agent for its customers in Italy
and the Balkans.
In the past two years Comexi has tripled its sales in Italy and
the Balkans, thus significantly strengthening its presence in
‘This is a strategic
decision for Comexi,
as our objective is to
grow in the market
and offer our services
to local clients, which
is very important to
us. Due to the
situation generated by the Covid-19, currently it is imperative
to have a regional alliance in the territory who can offer
technical services and assemble machines,’ said Alessandro
D'Agostino, area manager for Italy and the Balkan countries
Lintec Europe opens office in Spain
Lintec Europe has opened a representative office in
Barcelona, Spain headed by Andrés Blanco Flores, to
provide local support to its customers in the country.
The newly appointed office manager, Andrés Blanco Flores
will support the activity of Lintec Europe and manage
operations across the region.
‘The introduction of
Andrés and the Spanish
office presents an
opportunity for Lintec
Europe to continue to
support existing customers
more closely within this
region, and develop new
director of Lintec Europe.
‘In particular, we hope to enhance sales within the specialty
markets, as this is where much of our expertise and most
innovative technology lies.
Digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling
Under the patronage of AIM, the European Brands Association,
over 85 companies and organizations from the packaging value
chain have joined forces with the ambitious goal to assess
whether a pioneering digital watermarks technology can enable
better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in
the EU, to drive a truly circular economy.
One of the most pressing
challenges in achieving a circular
economy for packaging is to
better sort post-consumer waste
by accurately identifying
packaging, resulting in more
efficient and higher-quality
Digital watermarks may have the
potential to improve the way packaging is sorted in the waste
management system, as it opens new possibilities that are
currently not feasible with existing technologies.
Xaar introduces sustainable packaging for its products
Xaar, an inkjet printing technology specialist, has
introduced new packaging across the entire printhead
portfolio, reducing its plastic consumption by 1.2 tones
In an initiative to remove packaging complexity and
improve sustainability, all Xaar’s printheads will be
shipped in fully recyclable and biodegradable cardboard
packs by the end of the year. This will help the company
deliver on its sustainability commitments and support
customers’ environmental initiatives.
The new corrugated cardboard packaging is made largely
from recycled materials. In addition, product details,
essential for identification purposes, are printed using
only black, single color, water-based ink - making the
printhead packaging fully recyclable. Inside each box,
the Xaar printhead is secured within a small anti-static
bag to avoid contamination and protect it from any
potential damage by electrical charges.
Omet names Wifac as its new agent in Benelux
Omet has signed a partnership agreement with Wifac, which
will act as its exclusive agent for Belgium, the Netherlands
Wifac, headquartered in the Netherlands, has been operating
on the narrow-web market for over 100 years, offering a
wide range of established brands and products, including
printing presses, finishing machines, consumables, spare
parts, consultancy and technical support.
‘We serve our
c u s t o m e r s
p r o c e s s , ’
c o m m e n t e d
CEO of Wifac. ‘We do that with the constant effort of all our
employees, the know-how and the numerous services
dedicated to our customers.’
Mark Andy sees strong business boost
Mark Andy has reported business uptick in the second half of
2020 as the entire label and packaging industry has adapted to
meet the unique challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19
‘The first half of 2020 was extremely challenging due to the
impact of the pandemic, and none of our businesses were
untouched by it,’ said P.J. Desai, chief executive officer at Mark
to adapt, however,
activity in many
returned to pre-
chief business officer at Mark Andy added: ‘The bulk of Mark
Andy’s install base is running strong despite the pandemic.
Many of our customers tell us they are at capacity and now need
more production assets. New press orders have accelerated for
flexographic platforms, and across all segments, entry-level and
MPS appoints new agent for Scandinavia
Dutch printing presses manufacturer MPS has appointed
Nortech Solutions as its local agent in Norway, Sweden, and
Denmark to distribute and support the entire portfolio of
flexo, hybrid and offset presses.
‘Nortech Solutions is a proactive, customer-oriented company
with high focus on
a u t o m a t e d
area sales manager
at MPS. ‘MPS
p r e s s
l o n g - t e r m
performance programs to our customers. Nortech Solutions
has an extensive track record of working with print shops,
understanding their needs, and providing tailor-made
solutions. Delivery of equipment is just a first step in
developing long-term relationships with customers and their
productivity – this is where mindsets of MPS and Nortech
Solutions come together.’
CEFLEX issues first position paper
The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), a
collaboration of over 160 European companies representing
the entire value chain of flexible packaging, has released its
first position paper recommending the use of recyclable
As part of its Issue Alignment process CEFLEX stakeholders
are working with Swiss University ETH to collect and assess
topics which are essential to realizing a circular economy for
flexible packaging. These issues are being addressed
individually to create considered and aligned positions on
each topic. The result has been its first position paper on ways
to achieve this goal.
Iggesund’s paper mills receive EcoVadis Platinum medal
Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, UK, where the
paperboard brand Incada is made, has been awarded the
Platinum sustainability medal by the international
assessment company, EcoVadis.
EcoVadis assesses companies' sustainability achievements
and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over
200 sectors in 160 countries. In 2020, EcoVadis
introduced the Platinum medal designed specifically to
reward the highest scoring companies.
The Platinum level, which the Workington Mill has
reached, includes the top one percent of all rated
companies. Earlier this summer, the company’s other mill
in Iggesund is Sweden, was also awarded the Platinum
Flint Group reinforces its commitment to sustainability
Flint Group Packaging Inks has released a new white paper
detailing the company’s supplier selection process, helping
to achieve transparent and sustainable supply chain for the
print and packaging industry.
The white paper explores four key initiatives that have been
developed as part of the company’s sustainable supply
model, including a supplier selection process, which sees
potential new suppliers undergo checks and financial
assessment to ensure the appropriate trading capability is in
Flint Group also performs a sustainability assessment to
compare supplier performance against 10 UN Global
Compact principles and some of its sustainable
development goals on top of a health, safety and
environmental review assessing delivery processes and
compliance with local and international packaging and
Miyakoshi introduces digital inkjet presses in India
Miyakoshi has introduced the MJP series of digital inkjet
presses in India. The company is the OEM partner for many
big players in the digital printing world. However, it
introduced the MJP series under its own brand name in the
year 2004, which is now being introduced in the Indian
market through its exclusive representative, Provin Technos.
Miyakoshi has four press models to cater to different market
segments ranging from short-run label printing to short-run
The MJP 13LXV is a full color LED-UV inkjet press
specialised for label printing. The MJP 20E/EX is a full color
duplex water-based inkjet press specialised for transactional
printing. The MJP 20/30 IXS is a full color duplex waterbased
inkjet press specialised for commercial printing, and the
MJP 30 AXF is a water-based inkjet press for flexible
packaging. The MJP 30 AXF press for flexible packaging is
represented exclusively by KYMC India, for the Indian
MBO at DataLase
DataLase, a coding and marking specialist, has acquired full
independence for the company through a management buyout
(MBO) from Sato, one of the leading global providers of auto-
Based in Cheshire, UK, DataLase was originally acquired by
Sato in December 2016. The change in direction is centered
on Sato’s strategic aim of concentrating resources on its auto-
ID business to build sustainable growth and enhance its
corporate value, while DataLase looks to push forward with
increased technological advancement and to further develop
its photonic printing offering. Recognizing these differing
objectives, the two sides were able to come to an agreement
on the transfer of shares.
Commenting on the MBO, Clare Lewis, now CEO of
Datalase said: ‘With an excellent understanding of the
business and an appreciation of its future direction, the
management team can now continue on the path of new
product commercialization and growing the legacy business.
‘This new era of independence will allow us to become more
dynamic and agile in our approach and, with some exciting
new developments on the horizon, we look forward to
unlocking further commercial success for DataLase. My
thanks to Mazars and Shoosmiths for their contributions
throughout the process.’
Virtual Label Summit program confirmed
Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Global
Series has confirmed the full program of its first ever
Virtual Label Summit. The online event designed around
five key themes and featuring a host of high-profile
speakers is taking place between September 28 and
October 2, 2020.
The opening day of the five-day event focuses on the
global landscape, starting with a look inside pressrooms
around the world. Providing vital insight into how the
industry is adapting in these changing times, speakers
include: Anuj Bhargava, founder, Kumar Labels in India;
Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, and Thomas Barrett,
president, both of MacArthur Corporation in the US. This
is followed by an editorial panel led by Labels & Labeling
magazine, whose global team of journalists will share their
knowledge of label market trends around the world.
Bonifatius looking forward to a Rapida 106 X
The printing and publishing house Bonifatius in
Paderborn/Germany recently ordered a new Rapida 106 X.
Its installation is
scheduled for early
2021. By investing in
this highly automated
e i g h t - c o l o u r
perfector press for 4-
with additional inline
coating, the company
has doubled down on its commitment to the medium of
print, even in these currently troubled times. Moreover, it is
one of the first printing houses in Germany to opt for the
new Rapida generation, which was only recently unveiled at
the virtual trade fair “Koenig & Bauer Live”.
Esko scoops up award for Share & Approve tool
Esko’s Share & Approve tool has been recognized by the
European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) with
a 2020 Bronze Award in the technical innovation category
Share & Approve, the approval tool launched worldwide in
2019 runs as a service
on Esko cloud
architecture and enables
users to upload, share,
annotate and approve
packaging and labels
jobs in 2D and hyper
realistic 3D. It reduces
the amount of approval
iterations and shortens
the time required to get the job completed, enabling brands
and their supply chains to operate more efficiently and
drive down time-to-market.
‘We’re thrilled to have been recognized by the judges in
this hugely competitive category,’ said Paul Land, product
manager at Esko. ‘The EFIA awards are renowned for
acknowledging outstanding commitment to the
flexographic print process and we’re delighted that Share
& Approve has been praised for its ability to simplify and
significantly boost approval speeds.
GMG ColorCard receives prestigious technology awards
GMG ColorCard has received the prestigious 2020 InterTech
Technology Award, by the Printing United Alliance,
recognizing technologies predicted to have a major impact on
the graphic communications and related industries.
GMG ColorCard, also a recent winner of the 2020 Label
up to 300
employees, is a
c l o u d - b a s e d
s o f t w a r e
easily create and print color cards as visual ink color
references based on advanced spectral technology. It ensures
that print results meet print buyer expectations.
Until now, the process of creating drawdowns, the physical
color samples produced to test customized inks for brand
color matches, has been created with manual, outdated,
conventional processes. The future of color references is
digital, and GMG ColorCard helps to drive digitalization and
eliminate analog processes in the ink kitchen.
ProMach acquires Panther Industries
ProMach has acquired Panther Industries, an automated
labeling equipment specialist, to further expand into key
strategic areas including e-commerce, distribution,
manufacturing, warehouse, fulfillment, third party
logistics, and many other fast-moving industries.
Founded in 2000, Panther manufactures print and apply
labeling systems as well as pre-printed label applicators
developed for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical
device, industrial, and consumer packaged goods.
Panther’s portfolio ranges from economical entry level
systems for low-volume operations to flexible and
adaptive high-speed technologies.
‘I’m pleased to welcome the Panther team to ProMach,’
said Mark Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach.
‘With the addition of Panther, ProMach brings a very
comprehensive print and apply capability to customers
across North America. This includes a broad range of
labeling systems optimized for specific market
applications along with a network of regional label
converting locations to bring customers local support on a
Frankston acquires Paco Label Systems
Frankston Packaging Company has completed the
acquisition of Paco Label Systems and further develop its
pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging capabilities.
Based in Tyler,
TX, Paco is one of
in the food and
b e v e r a g e ,
commercial packaging, and industrial products industries
across the southwestern region of the US.
‘We are excited to welcome the Paco team to the Frankston
family,’ said Kyle Eldred, CEO of Frankston Packaging.
‘Like us, Paco has been in the packaging business for
decades and will significantly enhance Frankston’s pressure
sensitive labels and flexible packaging capabilities, allowing
us to better serve the packaging needs of current and future
Nuvae Healthcare opts for Constantia’s packaging
Constantia Flexibles has partnered with its newest customer,
Nuvae Healthcare, located in Ahmedabad, India, to bring the
recyclable flexible packaging technology EcoLamPlus to its
Nuvae Healthcare handcrafts one of its most important
products, the Gosan hand
sanitizer in small batches. It
is an easy-to-use 70 percent
alcohol-based liquid for
water-free cleansing. The
company opted for a
packaging made of
EcoLamPlus laminate is one
of Constantia Flexibles’
products in the monopolymer EcoLam packaging family based
on PE. It has been developed to replace non-recyclable
multipolymer structures where water vapor and oxygen barrier
are needed. It also helps to sustain highly volatile products like
IFCO recommends Herma self-adhesive materials
IFCO, one of the largest providers of transport packaging
for fresh products, has placed two Herma self-adhesive
label materials on its recommendation list as they can be
washed off without leaving any residue eliminating the
need for costly cleaning processes.
IFCO offers sustainable, reusable packaging in the form of
plastic reusable containers (RPC), for the safe and
hygienic transport of its products, such as fresh fruit and
vegetables, bananas, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and bakery
The RPCs are loaned out to customers who still load their
crates in the
c u s t o m e r .
A f t e r
p r o c e s s i n g
the RPCs are returned to IFCO, where they are thoroughly
cleaned in the washing facility and then reused.
Avery Dennison launches matrix recycling program
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has
launched a scalable matrix recycling program with
RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their
zero waste-to-landfill goals.
Through a venture investment in RoadRunner Recycling’s
Series C round, Avery Dennison is expanding the
accessibility of matrix recycling and leveraging
R o a d R u n n e r ’ s
The pilot program
focuses on the
with collecting matrix
waste, while identifying recycling opportunities to enable
efficient future matrix circularity. The pilot is available in the
Maryland, Chicago, New Jersey and Southern Pennsylvania
MacDermid launches virtual assistance platform
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has launched a visual
assistance program using SightCall, an interactive tool for
virtual communication between customers and
SightCall integrates with the company’s Salesforce
platform and enables live audio and video transmitted from
a mobile device to a MacDermid technician during remote
The technician can see and assess the situation via live
video, allowing for rapid and complete evaluation of the
issue. MacDermid technicians can now see and share
information, improving communication, reducing
misunderstandings, and accelerating problem resolution.
HP and Dscoop announce Inkspiration 2020 winners
HP and Dscoop have announced the winners of 2020 HP
Inkspiration Americas Awards, recognizing outstanding works
produced with HP digital printing technology.
Four print service providers were named winners in the
annual contest showcasing the latest trends in print, highlighting
how converters push boundaries of what is possible with HP
‘It’s exciting for Dscoop to support and share these amazing
projects from our community members,’ said Keith Wilmot,
CEO of Dscoop. ‘It’s part of our mission to provide awareness,
education, connection and inspiration among HP Graphic Arts
users worldwide. Congratulations to all the nominees and
winners. Your innovation and creativity continue to be an
inspiration to your fellow print service providers and an edge for
Kenmore Envelope’s New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 LED-UV Six-Color Press Delivers High-End Direct Mail
Direct mail is an incredible marketing tool especially in
this extremely competitive environment, says Kenmore
Envelope Company, and they have the statistics, personnel,
and equipment to back it up. As the premier leader in highend
direct mail that specializes in high-quality printing and
converting envelopes, Kenmore’s team creates envelopes
of all sizes
from a variety
s u b s t r a t e s
s p e c i a l t y
c o a t i n g s ,
d e s i g n
deliver these products on time and at the highest quality
possible Kenmore depends on its new Koenig & Bauer
Rapida 106 LED-UV six-color press, which it has been
operating since early this year at its Richmond, VA facility.
Heidelberg launches customer campaign – expert knowledge at the push of a button during “Innovation Week”
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is
launching a global customer campaign this fall. Worth
knowing, digital, personal – with the “Innovation Week”
from October 19 to 23, 2020, the company is holding a
digital event with product presentations of its current
talks, and one-on-one
video chat. Under the
motto “Unfold your
will showcase the
potential offered by
the digitization of
processes for the commercial, label, and packaging
printing segments. The aim is to increase the productivity
and competitiveness of print shops. The company will
present answers to the challenges in the print media
industry and how to make the industry fit for the future:
with innovative technologies, new business models, and
end-to-end solutions to boost performance.
BOBST launches a new gravure printing press for flexible materials the EXPERT RS 6003
The packaging market is in a profound transformation. Brand
Owners expect faster time-to-market and more sustainable
solutions. To address these needs, BOBST announces the
t h e
E X P E R T
RS 6003 a
n e w
g r a v u r e
p r i n t i n g
g r a v u r e
today’s market challenges.
“Technology directed to bringing equipment and process
performance always a step forward to the market current and
future requirements is always on the move at BOBST”
explains Jonathan Giubilato, Gravure Product Line Manager
at Bobst Italia. Gravure technology is of course no
Esko’s Trapper tool receives InterTech award
Esko has scooped a 2020 InterTech Technology Award from
Printing United Alliance, after developing a new pre-press
tool to make trapping jobs up to 70 percent faster.
The InterTech Technology Awards program has been
operating since 1978 and honors the development of
predicted to have a major
impact on the graphic
‘We are deeply honored to
receive this recognition
for the Esko Trapper,
which has been received
so well by our customers
and the industry,’ said Frank Woltering, product manager,
graphic editing at Esko. ‘Printing United Alliance is
committed to advancing the graphic arts industry so to be
recognized for our efforts in improving trapping to boost
accuracy, productivity and efficiency, makes our job
Jujo Thermal completes new production facility
A Finnish supplier of durable direct thermal papers for labels
Jujo Thermal has finalized the construction works of the new
facility which will be focusing on a production of ShieldPlus,
its new environmentally friendly paper-based barrier
ShieldPlus products are paper-based materials with excellent
barrier properties against oxygen, water vapor and aromas.
The material consists of wood-based fibers and is protected
with a water-based barrier coating.
‘ShieldPlus paper material is a new product group for Jujo
Thermal,’ said Juha-Pekka Kaivola, project manager at Jujo
Thermal. ‘To start industrial production of this new range,
the existing production facility has to be renewed.
Amberley Labels unveils new branding
Amberley Labels has unveiled a new branding across its
two UK sites, following the acquisition by Coveris Group
in July 2020 and multi-million investment in its decorative
The Dorset-based Amberley Labels was acquired by the
Coveris Group in
August 2019 to
plans in the
care and fragrance
label sectors. Over
the last 18 months,
the Coveris Group
has invested in capacity, capability and now identity, to
strengthen Amberley’s position in the premium label
Most recently investing over GBP 3.5 million (USD 4.479
million) in print and finishing equipment at Coveris’
existing Tenens Way Labels facility in Boston
(Lincolnshire, UK). Amongst the list of new machines are
two MPS presses: one featuring the UK’s first Pantec unit
installation to support in-line embellishment and another,
which utilizes new hybrid inkjet technology.
Comexi joins CEFLEX
Comexi has joined CEFLEX, a European consortium of
companies representing the entire value chain of flexible
packaging, to further reaffirm its commitment to
sustainability and the circular economy.
This initiative is a collaboration of over 160 European
companies, associations and organizations which represent
the entire flexible packaging value chain. As an objective,
ensuring that all
f l e x i b l e
Europe is based
on a circular
2025. This will
i m p r o v e ,
through innovative design technologies, benefits which are
identified by the collaboration of participating companies.
‘We fully identify with the principles that CEFLEX
defends,’ said Diego Hervás, CEO of Comexi. ‘The
company has unfailingly been committed to seeking
solutions which respond to more sustainable solutions in
the flexible packaging market.’
LexJet Announces a New Partnership with EFI, Bringing Customers New pportunities
LexJet, an S-One company headquartered in Sarasota,
Fla., is proud to announce a new sales and distribution
partnership with Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) to
sell EFI wide-format printers and specialty printers to
its North American customers.
Under this new agreement, which launches on Oct. 1,
LexJet will sell EFI's wide-format product line of
LED inkjet technologies that include the EFI Pro 24f
and Pro 30f dedicated flatbed printers, the EFI Pro
32r+ roll-to-roll printer and the EFI Pro 16h hybrid
printer, which features flatbed and roll-to-roll
Edale appoints agent to support growing Vietnamese market
British engineering company Edale Limited has appointed a
new agent in Vietnam, Minh Duc Solutions (MDS), to
further expand its global reach and the ongoing vision to
leverage local knowledge and expertise.
Minh Duc Solutions, a joint stock company based in the
Hoang Mai district of Hanoi City, has been providing
printing technologies to many sectors in Vietnam. The
company has an excellent reputation and boast engineering
expertise spanning over 30 years.
According to Edale, Vietnam is a thriving market, with
growing demand in the region for high for quality, robust
t e c h n o l o g y ,
‘We have a
Vietnam and are
excited to partner
experienced and highly regarded agent, MDS to help us
grow awareness of the Edale brand and FL range of
products,’ commented Louise Bailey, business
development manager at Edale.
Essentra Packaging acquires 3C! Packaging
Essentra Packaging has acquired of a 3C!, one of
the leading designers and manufacturers of
cartons, literature, labels and packaging based in
North Carolina, US.
The acquisition of 3C! builds on our
manufacturing capacity and service capability to
E s s e n t r a ’ s
e x i s t i n g
p a c k a g i n g
footprint in the
well as access to
p r o p r i e t a r y
s t e r i l i z a t i o n
Carolina, 3C! is one of the leading designers and
manufacturers of cartons, literature, labels and
packaging primarily for the pharmaceutical
industry. The company has over 40 years of
experience in the US market and is recognized by
its blue-chip customers for superior quality,
reliability, and service.
Konica Minolta Expands bizhub i-Series Line with New Monochrome Devices
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica
Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, has
expanded its bizhub® i-Series with the launch of six new
black and white A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs). The
new bizhub 750i,
650i, 550i, 450i,
360i and 300i
b e n e f i c i a l
ranging from lowvolume
to high-volume, not requiring color output.
The launch expands Konica Minolta’s offering with the
addition of the 75ppm 750i, a speed not available in its
previous monochrome MFP lineup. Like all models in the
bizhub i-Series product line, the new units meet a wide
range of needs for businesses by offering a simple,
convenient and secure smart technology hub to augment
Three generations of POWER REGISTER showcase 20 years of BOBST innovation mastery
It’s 20 years since BOBST launched its POWER REGISTER
system to the packaging market. The ‘no contact’ sheet
feeding system was an industry-first and remains unique in its
c a p a b i l i t i e s
a c c u r a t e
die-cut, it was
an integral part
SPRINTERA 106 PER that delivered the ultimate cut-to-print
register for supreme product quality.
By reducing setting times and eliminating feed related stops,
POWER REGISTER was developed to significantly boost
productivity and throughput for customers.
Its original features, including lateral correction of the pile,
lateral and longitudinal correction of processed sheets for
registration, double sheet sensing and automatic
synchronisation of the sheet arrival , have been continually
innovated and new technologies incorporated into the
POWER REGISTER system over the past two decades.
Zumbiel Packaging Addresses Soaring Demand With New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 Seven-Color Press
If you ask any of Zumbiel Packaging’s many well-known
name-brand customers in the food and beverage industry,
they’ll tell you that the Cincinnati-based firm has always been
essential to producing their impressive high-graphic
packaging. But as the pandemic grew this past spring,
Zumbiel’s legion of 350 skilled associates became even more
essential as front-line workers putting in extra hours to
increase the firm’s production and match the soaring demand.
Even its pressroom got a boost as Zumbiel’s management
team had the foresight to invest in a new highly-automated
large format press from Koenig & Bauer, which will be
delivered this fall to maintain and expand its production.
“Historically, as our customers have grown, so have we,” says
Tom Zumbiel Jr., its marketing director, and fourth-generation
of the 177-year-old family-owned business. “But now the
market has boosted consumer demand for our products. Our
customer base has seen the need for additional food and
beverage packaging for a vast majority who are eating at
home. As one of the largest independent converter of
paperboard packaging in the U.S., we pride ourselves on
offering more choices, better innovations and customized
solutions, outstanding service, and colorful branded cartons
that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to
proactively design innovative packaging solutions to help our
customers sell more, reduce costs and protect their brands.”
US printer DynaGraphics invests in Versafire digital printing systems from Heidelberg
Reno-based DynaGraphics is the largest commercial
printer in Northern Nevada, USA. The company has now
switched from the competition in the field of digital
printing technology and invested for the first time in the
Heidelberg Versafire EV & EP digital printing systems
from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Both
H e i d e l b e r g
( D F E ) .
serves a variety
including casinos, healthcare and real estate. Although all
customers have high quality standards, printing for casino
companies is particularly demanding, as every job
produced must be absolutely perfect.
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