Package Printing News

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 eight-colour perfector press for 4-over-4 production 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”.

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Durst Tau 330 RSC E helps Colorscan take giant step forward in labels

Colorscan Imaging Products Ltd has taken a significant step forward with expansion within the labels market after investing in a Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press and software from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

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LEGO Group to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability efforts

The LEGO Group announced plans to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. The company, which has made a series of moves over the past 10 years to build a better planet for future generations, believes it’s increasingly urgent and important to prioritise environmental and social activity.

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GSE: Compact Colorsat FCS manual ink dispenser

GSE has introduced a compact, manual ink dispenser for fast accurate and efficient colour preparation, helping small label or packaging printing enterprises to reduce ink-related costs, achieve consistent colour quality and provide traceability of ink in the supply chain.

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Colourform and Maison Ruinart think outside the box for champagne market

Following two years of research and design, James Cropper Colourform™, working with Pusterla 1880, will see its first eco-responsible packaging for champagne brand Maison Ruinart showcased in Selfridges as part of the store’s ‘Project Earth’ sustainable initiative both in-store and online.

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Barthel Gruppe: First EcoLeaf™ metallization unit on a digital hybrid press

Actega Metal Print GmbH announced that the specialist high-quality labels printer, Barthel Gruppe – a large labels printer in Germany and the Netherlands – has joined its beta program with the world’s first installation of an Actega EcoLeaf™ Metallization unit on a digital and flexo hybrid press.

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Registration opens for Virtual Label Summit

Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Global Series of international trade shows, has opened attendee registration for its first ever Virtual Label Summit. This event takes place  entirely online between 28 September and 2 October 2020.

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Associated Labels and Packaging installs Hudson-Sharp’s Ares 400-SUP

Bag-converting equipment manufacturer Hudson-Sharp - part of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform - is pleased to announce that Associated Labels and Packaging of Coquitlam, British Columbia, has successfully completed the installation of its Ares 400-SUP. This marks the first installation of Hudson-Sharp’s newest pouch machine.

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“We are system relevant and actually managed to increase sales by five percent”

The Münsterland region of Germany has a lot to offer: the density of IT companies located there has seen it christened Germany’s Silicon Valley. The company Mediahaus, which offers e-commerce services and operates a packaging print shop, is based in Ahaus. In January of this year, it became the first packaging printer to install a Speedmaster XL 106-6+L 2020 generation from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), where it replaced a Speedmaster CD 102-5+L.

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Johan Nilsson joins Syntegon’s executive board

Johan Nilsson has been a new member of the Syntegon Technology executive board since the beginning of September 2020. In the newly created position, he is responsible for the new Service and Digital Solutions business unit. Nilsson was most recently head of Service and Industry 4.0 Solutions at Tetra Pak.

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Sustainable supply model for a transparent & ethical supply chain

A commitment to demonstrating robust ethical management is at the heart of an innovative Sustainable Supply Model implemented by Flint Group Packaging Inks, ink supplier to the global print and packaging industry. In a new white paper unveiled by the company, an ambition to achieve transparent and sustainable supply conditions for the print and packaging supply chain is outlined.

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Helping Flexo on the way to the tipping point

“From a procurement perspective — and even a supply perspective — flexo is winning. When one of the really large brands switches to flexo, the world will shift.”

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