Heidelberg: Packaging Day at Shanghai plant

Packagings account for around 25 percent of all printed products. At the same time, the packaging market is the strongest growing market segment with around 3 percent on average. The most important region is Asia/Pacific with an annual growth rate of 4.6 percent. It’s the same picture the world over: brand owners have extremely demanding quality standards for folding cartons. The trends are ever declining runs, faster innovation cycles, shorter delivery times, increasing cost pressures, falling margins, more embellishments, zero defect production, and customized packagings.

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Image Magic installs 2 Kornit Avalanche systems

Kornit Digital announced that Tokyo-based Image Magic has installed two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro systems, expanding its longstanding digital direct-to-garment capabilities to imprint polyester and poly-blend fabrics. The move supplements Image Magic’s continuous development of internal efficiencies, and increases capacity for an operation that has observed 40% year-over-year growth. The brand serves a mix of corporate clients, including some of Japan’s leading apparel brands, and general consumers via a predominantly internet-based sales model.

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Color-Logic at Printing United 2019

At Printing United 2019 in Dallas, Texas, October 23-25, Color-Logic will demonstrate its Process Metallic Color System.  In booth 10564, Color-Logic will show samples printed using digital, offset, inkjet, flexography, gravure, and screen.

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Increased performance after maintenance

Feldmuehle GmbH, manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, has restarted production of paper machine 1 as planned after a 4-day maintenance shutdown. As part of the shutdown, various maintenance and improvement measures were carried out to further improve product quality.

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Mastering Inserts More Flexibly

With the FlexLiner, its second newspaper inserting system from Muller Martini, Moser Holding AG, located in Innsbruck, Austria, is in an even better position to finish various products.

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Increased efficiency in print operations

The digital transformation with Big Data, Smart Data, AI, Machine-Learning or Neuronal Networks, just to mention a few promising technology fields, is profoundly altering the daily production routine in the printing sector. But how can Printing houses benefit concretely from this situation? Maintellisense, the in-house developed service platform from manroland Goss provides the appropriate answer.

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Solutions for Security Printing

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) will unveil its complete printing and inspection solution at the SecurityPrinters Banknotes + Identity conference, October 23-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark at Booth 100. “What makes our solution unique in the industry,” according to Isaam Lutfiyya, BVS Director of Global Sales & Marketing, “is that you can easily configure a complete system with components from the best technology manufacturers in our industry. Yet, you will have one single point of accountability for installation, training and support - rather than having to deal with multiple suppliers.”

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Sun Chemical at K 2019

Sun Chemical and its German screen printing division, Coates Screen Inks GmbH, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of specialty inks for numerous functional, industrial and graphic applications on stand C63-01, hall 4 at K 2019, which takes place from 16th to 23rd October in Dusseldorf Germany.

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Agfa: New Asecuri workflow and Fortuna X2

Agfa automates high-security printing with the latest addition to its printing software offering: Asecuri, the all-in-one prepress workflow. Simultaneously, it also updated Fortuna, its complete high-security printing design software suite.

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Koenig & Bauer at K 2019

Koenig & Bauer will again be presenting a multitude of new tailored and future-oriented solutions for its customers at this year’s K fair in Düsseldorf. A joint stand measuring 350 m² has been reserved in Hall 4 (B11) as the platform for Koenig & Bauer Kammann and Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica to showcase a broad portfolio of products for the decoration of hollow containers made of glass, metal and plastic and for the printing of flexible packaging. There will be several live demonstrations of the new Evo XC from Flexotecnica and the K15 M18 from Kammann during the course of each day.

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Lecta at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Once again, Lecta returns to the Frankfurt Book Fair, to be held from October 16-20th. At this international event, the most important commercial platform for the publishing industry, Lecta will showcase the advantages of its range of premium publishing papers that, thanks to their distinctive characteristics and finishes, ensure excellent printing results.

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Retrofit trends and tailored solutions

Every Printing house is sooner or later faced with the decision: retrofit or new investment? Basically, almost any existing press, independent of age or manufacturer, can be transformed into such a condition that it meets current customer expectations. The most significant benefits of a retrofit are obvious: it secures the press availability of the existing system for many years to come and it reduces operating costs, thanks to improved spare part availability. And it doesn't always have to be a comprehensive and expensive retrofit.

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