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Growth requires innovative technology

The Roser printing company from Salzburg in Austria is repositioning itself in postpress with the Primera Pro saddle stitcher from Muller Martini and is thus ideally equipped for its continuous growth course. In recent months, Roser has caused a sensation internationally with its “Energy Community” theme. Even the German edition of “National Geographic” picked up on the topic and wrote an article with the headline “My energy, your energy”.


Heidelberg CutStar Generation 4: Cost benefits and added productivity

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 showcases its graphics solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo

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.


Kodak Prinergy Access now available worldwide

Kodak announces the global launch of the Kodak Prinergy Access content management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Kodak has expanded its Prinergy Cloud offerings to include a browser-based solution enabling printers to streamline the file upload and approval process, putting their print buyers in control of file preparation from anywhere in the world. Prinergy Access, previously announced as Prinergy On Demand Access, provides full connectivity to ANY digital press as well as any on-premise third party or Kodak Prinergy Workflow.


Strategic partnership between Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions and Gietz

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions announced the creation of a new strategic partnership with Gietz in the domain of OVD application for banknotes. The objectives of this new relationship are defined in a Joint Development Agreement, under which both parties commit to leveraging their respective competencies and technologies to improve and develop OVD application platforms for banknote printers. The fusion of technologies, expertise, and research in this domain creates a unique opportunity for both organisations to explore and discover new ways to create value for our trusted customers while maintaining the highest standards in OVD application, synonymous with the banknote printing industry.


Mutoh MS51 inks pass key VOC emission accreditations

Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA subsidiary of the Japan-based wide-format digital printer manufacturer, has announced that its hazard-free, non-gBL MS51 sign and display inks for its XpertJet PRO printer range, have obtained VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission attestation for standards organizations in Europe and globally.



High-quality papers for maximum visual impact

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.



Optimized papermaking: Voith at Zellcheming

As full-line supplier to the paper industry and gold sponsor of the Zellcheming trade fair, Voith will present solutions for an efficient and sustainable paper production under the motto “Papermaking for Life” at booth 51, Hall North. The hybrid trade fair will take place from June 20-22, 2023, at the RheinMain Congress Center (RMCC) in Wiesbaden, Germany, and will provide a dialog platform for forward-looking process and product technology innovations for the paper, pulp and fiber-based industries.


Bobst boosts digital-age manufacturing on Visionfold and Novafold 50 l 80 l 110

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.


Koenig & Bauer shows cutting-edge Rapida technology at the “Print & Finishing” Open House in Belgrade

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.



Heidelberg unveils new Boardmaster at Interpack 2023

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 inaugurates new customer support laboratories and packaging center of excellence in Germany

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.