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James Litho invests in Heidelberg technology

In 2014, the small commercial printing business James Litho, based in Ontario in the U.S. state of California, became one of the early users of digital printing technology from Heidelberg. Six successful years later, and with a capacity of 300,000 to 400,000 digital print sheets per month, the company recently installed a third digital press from Heidelberg – a Versafire EP – to replace an older Heidelberg system and complement the current Versafire CP.

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manroland Goss: Most modern packaging printing centre in Europe

Only in Germany around one billion frozen pizzas are sold each year, and the volumes are rising. manroland Goss is now also represented in this growth market with the new installation of a state-of-the-art Varioman c:line. Together with a packaging specialist, a new, fully automated and process-optimized packaging printing house will be created by the end of 2021, which can efficiently meet the growing demand for frozen food packaging.

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Flint Group joins HolyGrail

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a global actor in the supply of print consumables and services to the packaging industry, has signed up to the HolyGrail 2.0 project that seeks to solve the complexities surrounding the recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging.

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FESPA

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FESPA postpones 2021 Global Print Expo

FESPA has postponed its 2021 Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo from March until October 2021, while remaining at the same venue, the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Contract business goes from strength to strength

By opting for one of the new data-based packages on offer from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), an increasing number of print shops worldwide are benefiting from the variable options of these Print Site Contracts. Customers have a choice of four packages with different scopes of services and methods of payment.

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PrintFactory announces association with Durst

PrintFactory has announced a key partnership with Durst, which will now be using the PrintFactory API to provide customers in mixed print environments with superior workflow software.

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Koenig & Bauer streamlines the group structure

In its meeting on December 4th, the Koenig & Bauer AG supervisory board approved the draft concept of the management board for the transformation of the corporate structure in the Banknote Solutions business unit designed with Treuhand KGs into a pure corporation with profit and loss transfer agreements unanimously.

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Muller Martini: Publica PRO Perfect Binder

Even though softcover products are no longer printed in runs of hundreds of thousands, even millions of copies as they were a decade ago, high-performance perfect binding is still very important. Because Muller Martini believes in the future of high-quality leaflets and brochures, the company is launching a new generation of perfect binders in three performance classes with the Publica PRO.

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BASF and BillerudKorsnäs: Home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

BASF and Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs have cooperated to develop a home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging. The multi-layer film consists of three basic components: BillerudKorsnäs‘ paper ConFlex® Silk, a sealing layer made of BASF’s certified home compostable and partly bio-based biopolymer ecovio® and BASF’s water-based adhesive Epotal® Eco 3675 X which joins the film to the paper.

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drupa

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drupa 2021 to be cancelled!

Following close consultation with exhibitors and partners, the 2021 edition of drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for Printing Technologies, will be cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The next event will take place as scheduled from 28 May to 7 June 2024. To maintain the momentum until then, the organisers will be holding a four-day digital event titled ‘virtual.drupa’, to take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 during the time frame drupa was originally scheduled for.

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InterPack

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Covid-19: interpack and components 2021 cancelled!

In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Heidelberg: Production joint venture with Masterwork

Heidelberg aims to further strengthen its position in the growth market of China and has therefore set up a production joint venture with its long-standing partner and strategic anchor shareholder Masterwork Group Co. Ltd. (Masterwork). Heidelberg will benefit from the closer cooperation in the value-added chain between the two companies, particularly at its production site near Shanghai.

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