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Agfa unveils global program of price increases for its offset plates

Agfa announced that it will globally increase the prices of its offset plates. Soaring input costs, particularly relevant to aluminum, energy and packaging materials, in combination with sharply rising freight rates due to global logistic constraints make price increases unavoidable. Prices of offset plates will therefore increase between 5 and 10%, taking effect from April 1st 2021 onwards.

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Xeikon launches new Colour Services: a total colour insurance policy

Xeikon has brought to market its brand new XCS Pro 2.0. The fully automated suite of colour management tools is based in the cloud and delivers every advantage of quality colour control – predictability, repeatability and profitability. Brand owners and retailers and the current high levels of e-commerce continue to drive the need for colour consistency across the whole of the print process.

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Product innovations and insights in the exhibition space

From 20 to 23 April 2021, the global print & packaging community will meet at virtual.drupa, which features the three pillars "Conference Area", "Networking Plaza" and "Exhibition Space" to promote knowledge transfer and networking and to activate business. The Exhibition Space reflects the diverse technologies and applications along the entire value chain of the print & packaging industry and gives visitors a comprehensive overview of the product portfolios and innovations of the exhibiting companies. In addition, explanatory videos and Live Web Sessions provide additional details and information about the exhibited products and services.

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Get connected @ virtual.drupa 2021

From April 20 to 23, Muller Martini will be part of virtual.drupa with new machine and business solutions as well as a webinar. In addition to the latest machine highlights, exciting ideas and impulses will be offered for both the Smart Factory and conventional print production.

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Flexible and printed electronics continues its course for success

From March 23 to 25, LOPEC was held as an online event. In 180 contributions, the speakers of the digital Conference and more than 70 companies at the online exhibition presented groundbreaking developments in printed electronics. Numerous user industries, such as the automotive, textile and entertainment sectors, are drawing on the potential of this technology. In the medical and pharmaceuticals sectors, in particular, a tremendous surge in development became evident.

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Thread sewing makes the journey easier

To compensate for lost sales in perfect binding and saddle stitching, Richard Wenig Buchbinderei GmbH in the German capital Berlin recently made a new entry into thread sewing. In addition to a Ventura MC 200 book sewing machine, the family-owned business also invested in the VFN 700 fold down press launched by Muller Martini a few weeks ago.

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Expansion of the Customer Technology Centre

The Customer Technology Centre (CTC) in Würzburg is looking forward to the unveiling of a further showpiece to join its existing RotaJET single-pass digital web press. Starting in April, an Evo XD 8 will be available to present the printing of flexible packaging to visiting customers.

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Cameron Advertising installs first Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS in North America

Cameron Advertising, North American large-format, digital, and screen printing visual communication provider, purchased the Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED as Agfa rolled out its global launch. The newest member of the award-winning Jeti Tauro H3300 family combines industry-leading print quality with versatility, productivity, and cutting-edge automation at 30% faster speeds.

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More capacity for additional printing jobs

The printing plant at the Grafschafter Nachrichten in Nordhorn is benefiting from the consolidation of newspaper printing operations in north-west Germany. Additional production orders require more capacity – especially when it comes to processing inserts in the mailroom. Thanks to the expansion of the Ferag technology with additional hoppers on the precollecting line and improvements in loading newspaper bundles, GN is able to cope with its new tasks with ease.

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Nägele Digital Repro: Driving the transformation of flexo

Nägele Digital Repro GmbH, based in Kempten in the far south of Germany at the gateway to the Alps, has expanded its Kodak Flexcel Solutions offering by adding a Flexcel NX Ultra Solution from Miraclon to complement the two Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Systems it already has in place. As a Flexcel NX technology pioneer in Germany, the company has been making plates for highly demanding packaging printing using Flexcel NX Solutions since 2010.

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Construction of Metsä Spring and Valmet’s demo plant for 3D fibre products progressing

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fibre products for food packaging and other purposes.

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Russian packaging printer grows with Koenig & Bauer

Lux Upak, a packaging printer with headquarters in the Russian city of Tver, is a relatively young company - and one which is distinguished by its dynamic growth. A Rapida 105 in 3b format has been used for production here since 2014. The five-colour press with inline coating facilities is being used for UV production. In 2017, Lux Upak moved to new premises, where a Rapida 105 PRO – this time with six printing units and inline coater – was installed last year.

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