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Novak Converting Industries L.L.C Installed Long Life PCC-1300-SMi Compact Paper Core Cutter

Novac Converting Industries L.L.C - U.A.E Installed PCC-1300 Sami Auto Paper Core Cutting From Mr. Mudassir Shafiq Of LONG LIFE Machinery-Pakistan. PCC-1300 Sami Auto Paper Core Cutting Is Affordable High Performance & Environmentally Friendly Core Cutting Soution. PCC-1300 Use Less Steel in a more compact design, ELIMINATEING Hydraulics for OIL FREE Hygienic Operation and has lower power consumption. PCC-1300 Sami Auto Paper Core Cutting Is Available in Length 1000mm, 1500mm, 2000, And Can Upto 3500mm Length 1000mm, 1500mm, 2000, And Can Upto 3500mm. PCC-1300 Sami Auto Paper Core Cutting Can Change The Outer Diameter In Just 10mins By Easily Changing Spindle.

Golden Packages (Pvt) Limited Select Comexi Sl3 Laminator

Golden Packages Lahore leading Packaging company have purchase Comexi SL3 Laminator with fully motorised application head in each calender, with a sleeve metering system and a laminating set with 3 rollers, all essential for obtaining high quality laminating with shaftless unwinders and rewinders, together with an optimised web path, changeovers are fast, comfortable and simple installed in Lahore. The Comexi SL3 laminating machine, thanks to its high reliability and easy handling, is the ideal machine for every converter who wants to enter the laminating market.

Dr. S.M. Minhajuddin Congratulates Graduating Students

Chairman, PAPGAI, Dr. S.M Minhajuddin has congratulated the students who recently graduated from Aman Tech skill development programme. He was speaking as the Guest of Honour on the occasion of Annual Graduation Ceremony 2018 at Karachi. Dr. S.M Minhajuddin while appreciating the role played by the Aman Tech, highlighted the continuous efforts and cooperation of PAPGAI being extended to certain institutes in order to ensure that they produce quality skilled workforce to cater to the industry’s requirements and avail employment opportunities in the industry at the same time.

Navttc Organized Provincial Skill Competition

Recently, a Provincial Skill Competition was organized by NAVTTC to select competent graphic designers who would later represent Sindh at national level competition. PAPGAI fully supported this healthy and professional competition and extended full cooperation to the organizers in this regard. It is worth noting that for the first time the question paper for the said competition was prepared by Salman Haroon, on behalf of PAPGAI. Mr. Salman Haroon was the assessor of the test papers as well along with another member of PAPGAI Mr. Yousuf Naeem.

Over 300 Students Enrolled For Assistant Offset Machine Operator Course

The management of Memon Industrial Technical Institute (MITI) has expressed their pleasure over the start of their second batch from 10th May, 2018 with 28 students for Assistant Offset Machine Operator course. With this batch, the PAPGAI completed its triple century of students as the total number of students enrolled during two and a half years has crossed the impressive figure of 300. The management of MITI has thanked the PAPGAI for their support and the role played by them in making this great achievement possible. On this occasion, Salman Haroon, Chairman of PAPGAI’s TVET (Technical Vocational Education Training) Committee said this is a great moment for the industry as the efforts by PAPGAI are heading in the right direction. He said the industry is in constant need of skilled and trained workforce for which PAPGAI has been making untiring efforts in designing the competitive and demand oriented syllabus and courses for different institutes so that they can offer up-to-date technical training courses to the aspirants.

Dusobox Invests in the First HP PageWide C500 Press in USA for High-Quality Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

Dusobox Corporation announced its purchase of an HP PageWide C500 Press for high-quality digital post-print corrugated packaging. Scheduled for installation this summer, the press will be the first PageWide C500 Press in the USA.The new single-pass, direct-to-board PageWide C500 takes digital productivity to the next level using HP’s Thermal Inkjet technology.

Southern Champion Tray Maintains Strong Partnership With Koenig & Bauer As It Pushes ‘Start’ On Its New Rapida 106 Seven Color Press

As one of the most important market players in the global food service and custom packaging segments, Southern Champion Tray, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, relishes its status as a dominant force in the production and distribution of paperboard packaging products for the bakery, food service and custom retail markets. One of its most important divisions sits further south in Mansfield, TX, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This 90 year old, third generation packaging printer with approximately 700 employees throughout its entire company, has been making significant investments at its 120-employee Mansfield site. In the past 24 months it has increased the facility with an additional 25,000 sq ft and completed an office renovation.

Spectrum Print Communications (SPC) Installs New Komori Lithrone GX40 Press

Spectrum Print Communications (SPC) recently purchased a new Komori six-color Lithrone GX40 equipped with coater (GLX640C) and LED UV and H-UVT systems. Established in 1997 as a commercial sheet-fed printer, SPC has transformed its business into a creative folding carton manufacturer, now its fastest growing segment. The company services a variety of markets, from cosmetics to pharmaceutical and confectionery. The GLX640C was part of a capital expenditure plan that included significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and facility to meet the evolving needs of its customer base and long-term growth goals.

Italy’s LIC Packaging Chooses HP PageWide C500 Press for Food-Safe Digital Corrugated Packaging

LIC Packaging, an Italian industrial packaging solutions provider, is installing the new HP PageWide C500 post-print digital press to meet increasing demand from brands for short runs, shorter turnaround times and creative marketing campaigns.

Durst wins prestigious EDP award for P5

Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has been awarded the prestigious European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for “Best flatbed/hybrid printer > 250m/h”. The award was given for the new P5 platform with the new Durst P5 250 HS printing system, which was presented at the end of January at the Durst premises in Lienz, and attracted so much attention that even Austria 's Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was informed about the innovation during a visit.

PMS Offsetdruck starts up a new Rapida 106

A new Rapida 106 has been in operation at PMS Offsetdruck in Wendelstein near Nürnberg since the beginning of March. The five-colour coater press adds a significant boost to production capabilities compared to its predecessor. This is furthermore the company’s first sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer.

Smurfit Kappa Produces Pioneering and Sustainable Primary Packaging for Food

The Smurfit Kappa MB12 technology is designed to prevent the migration of mineral oil into packaged food. MB12’s efficiency has been verified by Eurofins, the world leader in food and pharmaceutical product testing, to give customers full confidence that the primary packaging acts as a barrier to provide robust protection against outside influences.

Beepag Becomes First Italian Adopter of Ricoh ProT T7210 to Extend the Range of Services Offered

Italian graphics and printing services specialist Beepag has invested in the country’s first Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed solution to enable it to respond to new market opportunities with print speeds up to 100 square metres per hour. The Greenguard certified system will support its visual communication, cardboard, Point of Purchase (PoP) and industrial decoration services.Founded in 2014, Beepag continually invests in technological innovation that provides complete and customized production services, from the creative idea to the finished product.

Nosco Installs a Six-Color Komori Lithrone GX40 to Expand Capabilities

Komori America recently completed the installation of a six-color Lithrone GX40 (GLX640) at Nosco, a full-service packaging solutions provider serving a roster of household brands in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Gurnee, IL, Nosco is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., which is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Nosco became familiar with the advanced technology and reliability Komori presses deliver when the company acquired two companies that were already operating Komori presses.

Totem Takes LED UV Inkjet Route to Grow Opportunities in the Book Market with Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 takes LED UV inkjet route to grow opportunities in the book market with Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1. Totem, ranked by publishers as top award-winning digital printing house in Poland, has moved into inkjet production with Konica Minolta by investing in its AccurioJet KM-1 production system.

Sidel launches new labeling machine

The EvoDeco machine is available either as a modular, multi-technology or as dedicated-technology equipment and are designed for total flexibility and optimized for unmatched performance, to meet today’s demands within labeling.

Skånemejerier chooses RPC Superfos’ packaging for its Allerum cheese

Swedish dairy products manufacturer Skånemejerier has chosen RPC Superfos’s packaging for its Allerum mature cheese portfolio. The product is a wedge-shaped pack with oxygen-barrier label created by RPC Group’s division RPC Superfos, which reportedly eliminates the need for a serving plate and for finger contact. Skånemejerier Allerum & Cheese brand manager Jannica Andersson said: “Convenience is a significant trend and, generally speaking, cheese packaging has not really changed since the 1950s.

Sihl improves thermal papers

Sihl has released a new, significantly improved sensitivity of the Pro and ATB grades of thermal papers with security elements from 100 to 400 gsm for all within the ticketing sector. The new Pro and ATB grades enables Sihl to meet market demands, created by the use of a new generation of thermal printers. This new generation operates at substantially lower energy levels than the previously used thermal printers.

Koenig & Bauer partners with hubergroup

Koenig & Bauer and hubergroup have formed a strategic global partnership to offer joint users conventional sheet-fed offset inks bearing the ‘Recommended by Koenig & Bauer’ quality seal. These are made available from the hubergroup sales network. Rapida users applying hubergroup inks will benefit from Koenig & Bauer's experience with these inks. Both partners will continue to evaluate and optimize this package to meet changing market requirements and process standardization.

Esko and Asahi partner to streamline flexo platemaking

Esko and Asahi are partnering to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in flexo platemaking through the combination of their respective technologies. Stephan Doppelhammer, business development manager at Asahi Photoproducts Europe, explained: ‘In our fast-paced and rapidly evolving industry, efficiency, waste reduction and speed to market are critical.

Peter Frei, CEO of the PANTEC print decoration business, has passed away

Peter was born on the 30th of June, 1963 in Zürich, Switzerland. In 1988 he graduated from ETH Zürich as a mechanical engineer and started working as a development engineer and project manager. In 1996, he began his career in the printing industry as a director of new business development & system sales before joining PANTEC in 2008. During the next 10 years, he transformed the newly formed print decoration business unit into a leading player in the field of hot foil embossing machines with 3 product lines for narrow and wide web.

The Delta Group Adding 'Game Changing' EFI Nozomi Single-pass Corrugated Board Press

The Delta Group, a London-based global visual communications provider, made an important investment in digital technology at the FESPA Global tradeshow in Berlin, purchasing an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass, ultra-high-speed LED inkjet corrugated packaging press from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII). The Delta Group made the investment to meet customer needs, including increased demand for faster turnaround times and lower costs. "The Delta Group have been following the progress of 'single pass' printing keenly over the past 12 months.We can see how this is going to be a game changer for many sectors, not only ours," said Martin Shipp, The Delta Group's chief operating officer.

Canada passes plain tobacco packaging law and vaping regulations

The Canadian government has approved a legislation that aims to regulate vaping and could pave the way for Health Canada to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco. The bill, S-5, allows changes to be made on the Tobacco Act currently in force in Canada, which could see tobacco companies obliged to remove their brands from tobacco packages, and has therefore sparked criticism from producers and retailers.

New EFI Fiery DFEs for Ricoh Pro C9200/C9210 Presses

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), is announcing two new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) designed to drive Ricoh's new ProTM C9200/ProTM C9210 high end digital colour production presses. Based on the latest Fiery FS300 Pro software, the Fiery Color Controllers E-45 and E-85 digital front ends ensure unparalleled productivity, exceptional colour and seamless workflow integration. Fiery job processing technology ensures customers can maximise engine utilisation and minimise downtime, resulting in higher production capacity and greater workflow efficiency. Plus, Fiery HyperRIP for the E-85 provides additional job processing flexibility by parallel processing of up to four print jobs simultaneously. Plus, a Rush RIP mode on the DFE opens up a fifth RIP to process rush jobs when all four main parallel processors are busy.

Primera launches LX910

Primera Technology has launched LX910, its fastest-ever desktop color label printer. LX910 can handle labels as wide as 8in and as small as 0.75in. It can print a 4 x 3in label with 50 percent coverage in less than six seconds. In addition, ink costs are the lowest ever from Primera. This is due to a new, ultra-high capacity ink cartridge. On the same 4 x 3in label, cost per label is around US$0.03.

Ricoh Celebrates Key Sales and Outstanding Visitor Engagement at FESPA

Ricoh helped print providers find new ways to expand their services flexibly and profitably by opening new worlds with The Power of Color at FESPA. During the four day event, Ricoh announced Europe’s first installation of the Ricoh Pro T7210 at Grafoprojekt, Croatia, and Italy’s first at Beepag. It also held key discussions with more than 500 companies which will continue long after the event.

Avery Dennison joins forces with SoftWear Automation to Enable the Supply Chain of the Future

Avery Dennison and SoftWear Automation have teamed up to help apparel manufacturers create a fully-digital supply chain that enables speed in the manufacture of apparel and textile products. Through this partnership, Avery Dennison is leading a transformative change in the apparel industry, ushering in innovation that is in keeping with the company’s history of pushing boundaries to create positive change across the supply chain.

Trabon Group Adds HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press for Growing Restaurant Menu Business

Trabon Group, a leading menu print service provider, has installed an HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press to support its growing business for restaurant brands. The new HP Indigo 7900 press at Trabon is also the milestone 2000th HP Indigo 7000 seriesdigital press installed since the platform launched 10 years. The Kansas City, Missouri-based print provider has served the restaurant industry for over 40 years, while also running a general commercial printing business. Using its MenuNetmanagement and publishing platform and HP Indigo printing, it fulfills customized, short-run orders on demand with fast turnaround using variable data printing for restaurant brands across the US.

EFI launches Fiery DFE for Xerox Iridesse

EFI has launched a new Fiery digital front end (DFE), the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server, for Xerox's new Iridesse production press.z Launched in Europe and the US earlier this month, following a November launch for the Asia Pacific region by Fuji Xerox in November, the Iridesse is the first Xerox digital press to ship exclusively with a Fiery DFE since EFI's acquisition of the FreeFlow Print Server.

Konica Minolta Completes the first Southeast Asian Installation of AccurioJet KM-1

Konica Minolta Business Solutions has completed the first-ever India installation of its state-of-the-art inkjet press, AccurioJet KM-1. The installation in Dina Color Labs in Chennai also marks the first AccurioJet KM-1 installation in the entire Southeast Asia region. Konica Minolta’s cutting-edge AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press solution comes with a B2+ sheet-fed inkjet press, and is equipped with the company’s patented UV inkjet technology.

BOBST launch first connected label press, the BOBST M1 IOT, at Labelexpo Southeast Asia

The BOBST exhibition stand at the recent Labelexpo Southeast Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, was filled to capacity every day of the show after the word spread that the announced BOBST M1 8-color narrow-web label machine in demonstration on the stand was actually the new M1 IoT. The drive to incorporate the Internet of Things (IOT) technology is high in the industry. The capability to access, in real time from remote devices, a constant stream of data relating to the manufacturing process and workflow, brings countless advantages to operational profitability and the quality of the output.

Packaging print shop invests in Heidelberg postpress – customer Karl Rädisch optimizes its die-cutting capacities with Promatix 106 CS

“We turn your packaging ideas into reality” – this is the slogan that Karl Rädisch GmbH & Co KG Offsetdruck from Emskirchen uses to advertise its services. The print shop, founded in Nuremberg in 1928, has progressed from paper and label printing to packaging printing. The more than 20 employees produce folding cartons, displays and blister cards for their discerning customers from the stationery, toy, automotive, textiles and cosmetics industries.

Continental Datalabel Installs Three Mark Andy Performance Series

Continental Datalabel has been in the label industry for over 5 decades. Maintaining 3 manufacturing facilities in Texas, California and Illinois, the company is an established leader in the label and tag market. Much of Continental Datalabel’s business includes label production for many different industries, mainly manufacturing & distribution, with an increasing amount of custom label work allowing them to provide over 10,000 different label constructions and designs across various market segments.

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