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Prinect Direct: Heidelberg unveils next milestone for autonomous production in print shops

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is completely revamping its Prinect print shop workflow, which will now be available in the cloud. The new workflow suite is called “Prinect Direct” and marks a further milestone on the way to autonomous production in print shops. All the new workflow’s functions will gradually be made available to customers in the form of cloud-based apps.

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Intec launches FB775 B2 digital flatbed cutter model

Powerful, fast and compact – Intec’s new B2 and larger, digital flatbed cutter, the FB775 is available now. Taking its capability and premium styling cues from the newly launched Generation 4 series of Intec ColorCut flatbed cutters, the new FB775 offers exceptionally high-speed cutting and powerful, crisp creasing - making it a versatile and compact digital die cutting solution for digital print finishing.

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Lecta expands its line of Adestor film products and services

Lecta is expanding its range of Adestor self-adhesive materials and services with the launch of the new line of Adestor Standard Films adhesive film products. This new line of standard products includes both polypropylenes, which offer rigidity and high transparency, as well as polyethylenes, which fit perfectly on flexible or compressible packaging, with various finishes and thicknesses that cover a broad range of applications.

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UPM Raflatac extends CarbonNeutral® product portfolio

Direct thermal (DT) linerless labeling products help customers to reduce their packaging footprint and is in high demand in the packaging value chain. Sustainability and efficiency benefits of using linerless are significant as linerless brings up to a 40 percent reduction in material usage compared to traditional labelling technologies. DT linerless market has seen approximately 15 percent year-on-year growth in recent years.

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Agfa introduces SolidTune to optimize ink usage for high-quality packaging printing

Agfa has announced the release of SolidTune, a prepress software solution for offset packaging printing that excels by reducing ink consumption and allowing faster turnaround time for greater production efficiency, improved image quality and less waste.

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Miraclon expands PureFlexo™ Printing with support for spot color inks

Miraclon announces the launch of spot color support for PureFlexo Printing. Introduced in 2021 for process printing, PureFlexo Printing controls unwanted ink spread and allows for greater latitude on press to meet today’s high-quality expectations of brand clients while maximizing plant output and efficiency. It reduces unscheduled press stops and ultimately improves businesses’ financial bottom line.

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Sun Chemical to showcase extensive product portfolio at FESPA

Sun Chemical will present its solutions for a variety of applications on stand A40 (Hall 6.2) at FESPA 2022 (31st May – 3rd June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) under the theme of ‘Solutions in Motion’, where solutions showcased focus on helping customers to innovate their businesses. Products on display include Sun Chemical’s wide format and super wide format inkjet inks, textile inkjet inks, screen and industrial inks, as well as solutions from SunJet – Sun Chemical’s digital inkjet brand.

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Dye Sublimation Papers that bring colour to life

At the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 (31 May to 3 June) in Berlin, specialty papers manufacturer Sappi will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of coated and uncoated dye sublimation papers, containerboard and silicone base papers. At Europe’s most significant trade fair for screen and digital printing, large-format printing and textile printing, visitors to stand 4.2-D20 will have an opportunity to see for themselves the many qualities and diverse applications of Sappi’s papers.

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Xeikon’s “Do More with Less” program responds to printers’ current challenges

In the current market situation, printers are looking to redesign their production processes. They look for ways to reduce material waste, production time, ink/toner and electricity consumption while delivering the best quality. To address these concerns, Xeikon launches its inspiring “Do More with Less” program, which provides customers with tangible ideas on how to tackle those challenges.

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Durst Group installs 500th Durst Workflow Software at customer site

Durst announces the 500th customer installation of Durst Workflow Software. This milestone highlights Durst Group's transformation from a press manufacturer to a solutions provider (“Pixel to Output”) in the digital printing industry. Founded in 2019, the Durst Software & Solutions Division now has more than 60 employees and has developed Durst Workflow, the “most comprehensive software solution in the market that is also open to third-party providers”, and successfully integrated it into its customers' production.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Coated Mechanical Reel products by 8% from 15 May

Due to continuing high cost and volatility in raw materials, energy and transportation Sappi Europe will be forced to increase its prices to its European customers by 8% from 15 May. This is in addition to previously communicated increases.

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A new approach to packaging

With new translucent paper Crystalcon, Sappi is adding another innovative product to its range of sustainable packaging papers. Used in combination with Sappi’s heat-sealable Seal Silk, the new paper delivers a recyclable, easy-to-implement packaging solution for a variety of food and non-food applications – all from a single source.

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