LFP News

FESPA Eurasia postponed to December 2021

FESPA has taken the decision to postpone FESPA Eurasia, originally scheduled to take place from 3 – 6 December 2020. The exhibition, which is hosted in partnership with FESPA’s Turkish Association ARED, will now take place from 2 – 5 December 2021 at the Istanbul Expo Centre in Turkey.

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Mimaki & Bofa: Market release of the Bofa Air Purifier Unit

Mimaki Europe and Bofa International announce the market release of the Bofa Air Purifier Unit. Launched in March 2020, the product was developed for one of Mimaki’s high-performance printers, the 3.2m-wide SWJ-320EA solvent printer, and extracts VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) emitted during production to ensure a cleaner and more pleasant working environment.

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Kornit Digital acquires Custom Gateway

Kornit Digital, worldwide actor in digital textile printing technology, announced the acquisition of Custom Gateway, an innovative technology provider of cloud-based software workflow solutions for on-demand production business models.

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Avery Dennison enters strategic partnership with Lampe Textiles

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe has formed a strategic partnership with Lampe Textiles, and will become the sole distributor of Squid self-adhesive textile window films to the Graphics Industry in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). It means that the innovative films will be available to Avery Dennison customers from September 2020.

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Agfa to increase inkjet ink production capacity

In order to cope with growing volume demands, Agfa will significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity. A new manufacturing plant will focus on water-based inkjet inks.

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Flexo plate innovation from Miraclon improves sustainability, process efficiency and print quality

At U. Günther GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is rapidly becoming an indispensable option for customers seeking premium flexo plates that combine high quality packaging printing with eco-friendly production. The Miraclon solution unites all of the quality and performance benefits of the well-established Kodak Flexcel solutions with solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based plate processing.

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Mimaki launches live event series

Mimaki Europe, manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced a three-part virtual event series – Mimaki Live Series – to support customers looking for inspiration and advice on how to maintain or revive business after the COVID-19 crisis.

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Large-format Rapidas from Koenig & Bauer in demand the world over

Large-format sheetfed offset presses manufactured in Radebeul have been quite literally a model for success on the global market for more than 50 years. Rapidas for sheet formats up to 106 x 145 cm (Rapida 145) and 120.5 x 164 cm (Rapida 164) print at speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour and hold their own in all comparisons with their widely popular B1 counterparts when it comes to automation. Packaging and commercial printers, in particular, appreciate the large-format Rapida models for their performance, production availability and long service life. At the same time, countless online providers, book and poster printers, and many other highly specialised companies swear by their modern and economical large-format technology from Koenig & Bauer.

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Trioplast Nyborg invests in Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer

Trioplast Nyborg is investing in an Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer for printing polyethylene films for industrial packaging. The tailor-made flexo printing machine with a maximum repeat length of up to 1400mm and print width of max. 1650mm prints in high quality on wide web. It is designed for large print jobs for industrial packaging applications and scheduled to start production Q2 2021.

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Super-Wide Digital most impressed by quality and speed of Jeti Tauro H3300 LED

One of the UK’s large format printers, Super-Wide Digital (SWD), has added Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 LED press to their huge stable of Superwide format machines. Installed in September 2019, they admit to having underestimated the benefits it has brought to their established print business.

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Kornit Digital introduces NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution

Kornit Digital, a worldwide actor in digital textile printing technology, announced the release of its new NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution for Presto, the company’s system for digital, pigment-based direct-to-fabric decoration. Reflecting Kornit’s commitment to expanding sustainable, on-demand (i.e. waste-free) decoration capabilities to all corners of the textile industry, this solution eliminates a key barrier between digital, pigment-based impressions and the fashion industry - namely, a softer handfeel.

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FESPA

FESPA 2020 events to return to Madrid in October 2020

FESPA announced that its flagship event, Global Print Expo, will return to IFEMA – Feria de Madrid from 6 – 8 October 2020, along with its co-located events, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro. The three exhibitions, which were originally scheduled to take place from 24 – 27 March, had to be postponed due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in mainland Europe.

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