Redfern Labels has welcomed a new MPS EF 340 next generation flexo press to its production facility in Johannesburg. The machine sale was led by Patrick Aengenvoort, Rotocon director and co-owner; and Marius van Lith, MPS Regional Sales Director with the installation completed by a team of MPS and Rotocon service technicians.
Holmen Iggesund’s new sample box, Touching Tomorrow, invites customers to discover materials, techniques and designs through a portfolio featuring the works of some very talented photographers and printing experts.
Miraclon announces the launch of UV Choice Printing, enabled by advanced plate surface patterning technology and specifically tailored to increase printing performance for label and other UV flexo printed narrow web applications. Available to Kodak Flexcel NX Technology users, UV Choice Printing offers both narrow web printers and trade shops the opportunity to:
The CutStar sheeter from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is in high demand from print shops. The sheeter is now available on the market in its fourth generation. Compared to the previous generation, this latest version offers the advantage of the Push-to-Stop concept from Heidelberg, meaning it offers more automation, simpler handling, and easier maintenance. By taking automation to the next level, CutStar Generation 4 can save up to 50 percent on makeready times when integrated into the Prinect workflow.
UPM Raflatac, supplier of innovative and sustainable self-adhesive paper and film products, will showcase its graphics solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2023 in Munich, Germany on 23-26 May. UPM Raflatac will be participating in the expo for the first time under the Intercoat by UPM Raflatac brand name, after having acquired the AMC AG and the Intercoat brand in 2022.
At FESPA Global Print Expo 2023, which is taking place in Munich from 23 to 26 May, Sappi will be showcasing an exclusive selection of its high-quality papers in Hall B1, Stand C45. Under the theme “Maximise the visual impact of your application”, the focus will be on sublimation papers, corrugated base papers and silicone base papers for a variety of self-adhesive applications.
True to its vision to advance sector-wide connectivity and digitalization, Bobst has enhanced its middle-range folder-gluers with the implementation of the Sphere machine interface. Combined with improved ergonomics, both machines take a decisive step into the future of folding-gluing. This evolution allows folding carton converters to further optimize the production workflow and enable efficient data flow between physical equipment and digital solutions.
At the end of March, the Technical Association of the Hungarian Paper and Printing Industry (PNYME) organised a special event in Belgrade called “Print & Finishing” – with over 100 attendees from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany and Austria. A series of presentations enabled the association members to gather information on the latest industry trends, with a focus on commercial and book production. A subsequent practical session was hosted by the book printing company Publikum, a long-standing Rapida user based in Belgrade.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is unveiling a world premiere for the growth segment of high-volume folding carton printing with the completely new Heidelberg Boardmaster. This flexographic web printing system with a machine availability of up to 90 percent and a maximum printing speed of 600 meters per minute delivers double the productivity and thus dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership in industrial packaging production. As the global demand for packaged goods continues to grow, packaging and label printing is experiencing structural growth, making it an important core segment for Heidelberg.
Solenis, global producer of specialty chemicals, has officially opened its newest customer application R&D laboratories and packaging center of excellence in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The new international technical facility will help drive more sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries and consumer paper packaging.
Sealed Air Corporation and Koenig & Bauer AG announced they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to expand their strategic partnership for digital printing machines. The partnership aims to significantly improve packaging design capabilities by developing state-of-the art digital printing technology, equipment, and services. Solutions developed by SEE and Koenig & Bauer will scale and deliver digitally printed materials dramatically faster, enabling brand owners to promote products by connecting with consumers through a digitally enhanced package.
Building on its portfolio of platemaking equipment, XSYS has announced the introduction of the ThermoFlexX Catena-E 48 unit for LED exposure of flexographic printing plates for the label, folding carton, and flexible packaging markets. The new addition to the Catena product family is a compact solution that delivers highest quality flat-top dot plates at an impressive level of productivity, coupled with low cost of ownership.