InterPrint digitizes label production with Xeikon CX3

InterPrint, a company specialised in the production of adhesive and non-adhesive labels on a variety of substrates, has over 20 years’ experience providing its customers with the best quality service. The company has recently added a Xeikon CX3 to its production plant, a digital label press which uses Cheetah technology to digitally print labels on any material with no need for priming beforehand.


New ink series unlocks advantages of LED technology

The printing ink manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG has again expanded its range of printing inks for the continuously growing market area of LED UV applications. The new series of LED offset inks, called Uvalux® LED U540, is intended for paper and cardboard print products such as commercial jobs, mailings or forms, as well as for labels and packaging in the non-food segment.


Flint Group announces launch of XSYS

The new division combines Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress to strengthen its total solution offering to the flexographic and letterpress industries with three subdivisions: Plates, Sleeves and Prepress equipment.


AR Packaging: New smartly constructed snack boxes

To meet the increasing needs of packaging tailored for take away and home delivery, AR Packaging is developing a full range of sustainable solutions. Two different snack boxes are good examples of patented carton-based packaging which are ideal for these applications and can help reducing the use of plastic packaging.


eAgile Inc. installs new Nilpeter FA-17

RFID-specialists, eAgile Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, have invested in a new Nilpeter FA-17 to meet specific process needs within their pharmaceutical and nutraceutical product portfolios.


First compostable electrostatic dissipating anti-corrosion film

EcoCortec® announces the “world’s first“ Eco-Corr Film® ESD -  biodegradable, compostable static dissipative films and bags powered by “Nano” VpCI®. This latest film technology is targeted mainly for electronics, telecommunications, packaging, and electric car industries seeking environmentally friendly packaging solutions.


The Navigator Company increases paper prices

The Navigator Company announced that it will increase paper prices in Europe from 4% to 6%, setting a minimum of 30 euros net per tonne. This increase will be effective for all dispatches from 1st February, and the Company will inform shortly about the details of the new prices to be applied by grade.


Modern industrial and commercial park at Wiesloch/Walldorf site

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has reached a further milestone as part of its planned site and structural optimization measures. The sale of an area of around 130,000 square meters to the VGP Group will create a new, modern industrial and commercial park at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site.


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Intergraf welcomes new EU Ecolabel for printed products

The European Commission has adopted a Decision establishing the new criteria for the EU Ecolabel for printed paper, stationery paper and paper carrier bag products (see here). The new EU Ecolabel has an extended scope. It covers stationery, paper carrier bags, paper wrapping and gift paper. Packaging, labels and food contact materials are excluded from the scope.


Kodak wins EDP Award for Antimicrobial Clear Dry Ink

Kodak has been selected for the fourth consecutive year as a winner of one of the European Digital Press Association’s EDP Awards. The company received this coveted industry accolade in the “Environmental Ink/Toner” category for its Antimicrobial Clear Dry Ink, which was developed for Kodak Nexfinity and Kodak Nexpress Digital Presses.


New spine nipping press VFN 700

The new VFN 700 spine nipping press from Muller Martini presses each book block in the spine area, thereby significantly reducing the spine build up. In this way, bookbinders can achieve a very good book block shape for all common paper types with their different characteristics.