INDUSTRY NEWS

FESPA Global Print Expo returns to Munich

FESPA has launched its visitor campaign for the FESPA 2019 Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo 2019, which take place from 14 to 17 May 2019 at Messe Munich, Germany. The campaign strapline for both events is 'Explosion of Possibilities', celebrating the multitude of commercial and creative opportunities within the screen and digital wide format, textile printing and signage markets.

more (12/19/2018 / sbr)

Hubei Guangcai orders sixth Rapida

Hubei Guangcai Printing recently ordered a nine-colour Rapida 106 with coater and kit for UV mixed operation from Koenig & Bauer. It will be delivered to the company in Guangshui in the central Chinese province of Hubei in January and will go into operation in April. The press will mainly be used for the production of folding carton and cigarette packaging.

more (12/19/2018 / sbr)

Italian packaging machinery continues its growth

The growth of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers shows no sign of stopping. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s turnover is expected to see further 6.8% growth to 7.7 billion euros in 2018. Both the Italian and international markets have contributed to these results. In 2018, export sales surpassed a value of 6 billion euros, 6.6% up on the previous year.

more (12/18/2018 / sbr)

Datamanager 4.0 is equipped with open interfaces

As a producer of folding machines and web finishing solutions, MBO has always monitored changes in the market very closely and is a driving force behind technological developments. The printing industry is still changing dramatically. It is a known fact that the length of print runs in the commercial sector is sinking. At the same time, the number of different jobs is increasing. As a result, cutting set-up times and Industry 4.0 are gaining in importance.

more (12/17/2018 / sbr)

Most advanced printing industry research center

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting new competitive standards in the global printing industry. By opening its new Innovation Center (IVC) at the Wiesloch-Walldorf headquarters in Baden-Württemberg, the company is stepping up its efforts to maintain its technology leadership and shape the digital transformation process in the printing sector.

more (12/14/2018 / sbr)

All American Label Enters Packaging Market

Originally known as "All American Label", the Dublin, California company recently installed three Heidelberg machines to add packaging services to their list of product offerings – inspiring their new name: All American Label and Packaging. The new equipment includes a Suprasetter A 106 CtP, Speedmaster CD 102-6+L, and Easymatrix 106 CS (produced by MK Masterwork and distributed by Heidelberg).

more (12/13/2018 / sbr)


 

PRODUCT NEWS

Xeikon launches Walldeco Discovery Solution

Xeikon’s breakthrough Walldeco Discovery Solution will convincingly demonstrate affordable, cost effective short run wall decoration production at the Heimtextil 2019 trade fair that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8 to 11 2019 - Hall 3.0 booth J65. The complete end-to-end digital solution will deliver 1200 dpi at speeds up to 300 m²/hour. The central element in the solution is the 4-colour Xeikon 3050 entry level industrial production press.

more (12/17/2018 / sbr)

New quality standards with K-Supply UV inks

Komori Europe and Siegwerk have successfully partnered since 2016, when the international manufacturer of printing presses selected Siegwerk, one of the global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, as its European partner to manufacture high sensitivity "K-Supply UV inks" exclusively designed for Komori’s innovative H-UV/ LED system. Together both are now successfully marketing the new inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and have already built up a strong market position across the region with a continuously growing customer base.

more (12/14/2018 / sbr)

Esko launches Software Platform release 18.0.1

Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on.

more (12/10/2018 / sbr)

Digital and rotary screen solutions

SPGPrints will showcase its digital and rotary screen printing solutions for home furnishing and interior decor markets at Heimtextil 2019 (Hall 3, Level 1, Stand B17), 8 – 11 January, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

more (12/04/2018 / sbr)

Drytac reveals new advertising product

Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™ combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

more (11/15/2018 / sbr)

DSM confirms two new product launches

DSM announces it will unveil two new Additive Manufacturing products. It does so on the eve of the kick-off of global trade fair Formnext, taking place in Frankfurt, which sees the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers, innovators and influencers in Additive Manufacturing convene.

more (11/13/2018 / sve)



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