INDUSTRY NEWS

Most advanced printing industry research center14.12.2018

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.

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All American Label Enters Packaging Market13.12.2018

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).

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Asahi: 45 Years of Innovation in the Label Industry12.12.2018

"As we look back over the last 45 years, we at Asahi Photoproducts are proud of our contributions to the label industry and flexographic technology. Both AFP and AWP plates, introduced in 1982 and 2000 respectively, represented significant innovation to flexography, and we’re not stopping now! Forty-five years is a long time, and much has changed. In this post, we share a little of the history of flexography in the label market and what it means for the future."

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Mimaki participates in "ADAPT" Consortium11.12.2018

President, Kazuaki Ikeda, has announced Mimaki’s participation in the "ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies)" consortium launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (hereinafter called MIT) as one of the founding members. ADAPT is a consortium directed by MIT professor John Hart, who leads MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advanced additive manufacturing industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based on AM processes, including 3D printing.

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Print shops expedite digital transformation11.12.2018

Görres-Druckerei und Verlag GmbH is based in the German town of Neuwied. The family business specializes in high-quality offset and digital commercial work, folding cartons, displays, and mailings. It deals with everything from very short, customized print runs to high six-figure runs. As Görres sees it, digitizing all the company’s processes and combining them with creative print solutions is the key factor in shaping its further growth.

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Feldmuehle strengthens its core competence10.12.2018

Feldmuehle GmbH will focus on the production of specialty papers in the future, i.e. wet- and alkali-resistant label papers as well as flexible packaging papers. On November 19, 2018, Feldmuehle GmbH filed for an application with the competent local court in Pinneberg to open insolvency proceedings under its own administration pursuant to Sections 270, 270 a para. 1 InsO (German Insolvency Act).

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XJet signs Russian distributor at formnext07.12.2018

Following a hugely successful formnext, the additive manufacturing company XJet Ltd. has announced that AB Universal has been appointed as a distributor of its metal and ceramic Carmel AM Systems in Russia following a deal signing at the exhibition. AB Universal, a distributor of AM solutions in Russia, brings prior experience and expertise of XJet technology to the partnership having installed a Carmel 1400 AM System at its Moscow-based demo center for Additive Technologies.

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First Gallus Labelfire in Canada07.12.2018

Data Communications Management (DCM) of Brampton, Ontario installed the first Labelfire 340 in Canada from Heidelberg-Gallus to enhance their performance in running short-run, on-demand labels. A market leader in Canada for print on-demand, DCM has spent the past 50 years focusing on traditional flexographic labels.

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Sun Chemical to Increase Prices of Liquid Inks06.12.2018

Sun Chemical will implement a new price increase affecting its solvent- and water-based liquid inks in Europe, effective 15 January 2019. Costs have risen annually on a variety of key raw materials used to manufacture inks, including solvents, acrylic derivatives, organic pigments and polyols and isocyanates, which are the basic building blocks for numerous resins. Additionally, the ongoing initiative in China to enforce tighter environmental regulations at chemical plants has resulted in ongoing supply disruptions.

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Ghent Workgroup: New Landing Page06.12.2018

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has created a new landing page and published a new White Paper focusing on Packaging and Label production. This follows the recent announcement of a new ISO Standard 19593-1. The paper reviews today's trends, while the landing page includes discussion with leading players regarding the growth of the packaging sector and the upsurge in specialist and unique applications. It also reviews the development of digitization for printing and packaging technologies and processes.

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Mondi completes successful trade fair season05.12.2018

No longer just a trend, sustainability is now a fixed criterion in the packaging choices of Mondi’s customers, according to insights from four major packaging trade fairs held this year. A second key topic for consumer goods and industrial companies attending the fairs was digitalisation, which affects business logistics and the packaging they require. Mondi’s focus on sustainable solutions and innovative packaging for e-commerce are just two examples of how the global packaging and paper Group is addressing this demand.

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Trinseo Appoints Lauren Pagano05.12.2018

Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, has appointed Lauren Pagano as Global Business Director Adhesives and Construction for Latex Binders. In this newly created position, Pagano will have a key role in driving the global latex binders strategy of growing the adhesives and construction business, while further developing our chemistry and technology portfolio to better meet customer needs.

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Flexo Best Practice Tool Box Project04.12.2018

The FTA Europe Technical Working Group is finalising the content of the Flexo Best Practice Tool Box. The toolbox is an eBook which gives practical details on the flexo process and how to fix problems the press operator may encounter. The current draft version is only accessible to supporting companies and technical experts from FTA Europe national associations. A short video is also available on the FTA Europe website, where the information about presentation, structure and objectives of the Tool Box are reported.

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Advanced industrial additive manufacturing03.12.2018

BASF Venture Capital is leading the Series A investment round in Essentium, Inc., an innovative developer of disruptive, industrial additive manufacturing solutions headquartered in College Station, Texas. Materialise is one of the co-investors in the Series A investment round in Essentium, Inc. BASF and Essentium have been working together on advanced fused filament fabrication (FFF) solutions using Essentium’s proprietary FlashFuseTM technology for high mechanical strength in the build direction for extrusion printed parts.

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New Director of Product Development02.12.2018

BW Integrated Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller packaging company, has announced the hiring of industry veteran Mike Girtman as Director of Product Development. In this newly created role, Girtman will focus on driving innovative product development throughout the BW Integrated Systems product portfolio, which includes industry-leading end-of-line solutions such as cartoning, case-packing, palletizing and robotic automation.

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SAi: New Director of Customer Experience30.11.2018

SA International (SAi), provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the appointment of Mikki Webb as Director of Customer Experience. The role will see Webb drive the development, continuous improvement and delivery of customer service as well as assume responsibility for inside sales, and technical support teams at the company’s Salt Lake City headquarters.

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Esko and Amtech join forces30.11.2018

Esko announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.

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Overcome RFID market entry obstacles29.11.2018

To accommodate easier market access for label converters, looking to offer RFID conversion solutions to their customers, Avery Dennison and French converting equipment manufacturer SMAG Graphique have joined forces.

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Production Back in Balance29.11.2018

Two high-performance Primera MC saddle stitchers from Muller Martini have helped Austria’s Sandler print&packaging regain the necessary production balance. The operation, which is located in Marbach an der Donau, is one of the world’s best-equipped companies in off-set printing. The technology mix enables every procedure to be optimally used on behalf of its customers. However, the company’s flexibility with respect to non-standard products results in more complex orders, whose success also depends on its strengths in print finishing and processing.

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Asia thinks digital28.11.2018

The print media industry in Asia is facing the same challenges as in other markets: print runs are getting shorter, the number of jobs is increasing, embellishment is becoming more and more complex, and all this with the shortest delivery times and lowest costs. Digitalization is progressing and these advantages are to be implemented internally in processes and externally in communication with print shop customers.

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Roland DG partners with duomedia28.11.2018

Roland DG, a global provider of printing, cutting, engraving and milling machines, has joined the duomedia family of clients with a goal of enhancing market awareness and visibility. With its broad product portfolio, the company was seeking a PR partner that already had expertise in the markets it serves, is up to date with the latest communication trends, has excellent media relationships, and a strong team that is well-positioned to bring immediate value.

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Holmen chooses Identity Works to develop its brand27.11.2018

As part of the Holmen Group’s communications and sustainability strategy, Holmen has entered into partnership with Identity Works in order to strengthen and further develop the Holmen brand. The first step will be to create a new brand platform and visual identity that will help to ensure consistent communication across every part of Holmen.

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Avery Dennison and French converting equipment manufacturer SMAG Graphique join forces.27.11.2018

As part of this partnership, Avery Dennison’s customers can visit SMAG Graphique’s showroom in Savigny sur Orge (France). Here the machine manufacturer showcases its dedicated RFID inserting machines for roll to roll RFID insertion and encoding.

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Manroland Goss further expands27.11.2018

After the successful merger between manroland and Goss, announced in August of this year, and as part of the ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that deliver value-added solutions for its customers, manroland Goss is happy to announce that a team of highly skilled engineers to support the existing Harland Simon install base has been created.

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BYK Team Wins Altana Innovation Award 201827.11.2018

The specialty chemicals company Altana presented the Altana Innovation Award for the seventh time. This year, the redevelopment of specific additives was awarded. As an international team of the BYK division, Byungdu Bae, Dr. Marc Eberhardt, Mark Heekeren and Dr. Guillaume Jaunky developed a new family of hydrophilic additives based on advanced technologies and, most notably, brought the flagship BYK®-3560 from the lab onto the market. The product series is highly innovative due to the fact that it offers completely new solutions for recoatability in multilayered systems.

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New developments in UV/EB curing27.11.2018

Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema, will feature the latest advancements in UV/EB curing products at Chinacoat 2018. Sartomer Asia experts will share their deep understanding of the innovative solutions and technology needed to advance UV/EB curing performance for adhesives, specialty coatings, graphic arts and 3D printing at Arkema booth E37-42, Zone 7, Hall 2.1. In addition, Sartomer Asia will hold a technical seminar on newly developed polyester acrylates.

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FGS Spain Signs Bellissima DMS Contract26.11.2018

Aniken Graphics is pleased to announce that Flexographic Solutions S.L. has signed a contract for the multi-award-winning Bellissima DMS flexo software. Through this contract, FGS becomes the exclusive Bellissima DMS trade-shop partner for Spain and Portugal covering the wide web and corrugated markets.

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Flexotecnica: Successful Open House26.11.2018

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica held an open house for customers at its plant in Tavazzano near Milan for the first time since the takeover by Koenig & Bauer in December 2013. On two days around 300 visitors were treated to live demonstrations of the Evo XD CI flexo press and received a raft of information about printing with water-based inks.

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Tarsus Group unveils new Brand Print portfolio23.11.2018

The organizer of the Labelexpo Global Series, Tarsus Group has unveiled a new portfolio of trade shows targeting the branded print market, which aim to connect the whole print supply chain. There are four Brand Print events planned: Brand Print Thailand – Bangkok; Brand Print Turkey – Istanbul; Brand Print China – Guangzhou; and Brand Print Mexico – Mexico City. The first of these will be Brand Print Thailand, scheduled to take place over 7-9 May 2020 in Bangkok.

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Esko opens new flexo platemaking facility23.11.2018

With the continued expansion of Esko’s flexo platemaking business, the company has moved its operations to a new, larger plant in Itzehoe, Germany. The new 4300 sqm facility is a center of innovation for Esko with all flexo operations.

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Koenig & Bauer: 11th Roadshow in Greater China22.11.2018

At the end of October/beginning of November Koenig & Bauer invited Chinese print users to specialist events in various regions of the country. These roadshows have taken place since 2007 without interruption – and now for the eleventh time. This year's motto was "Built for your Needs - High-Level Sheetfed configurations". Each event consists of a seminar section and practical print demonstrations at a Rapida user.

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Mediadruckwerk: Early investor in Jet Press 750S22.11.2018

Originally founded as a copy shop near Hamburg University in the early 1980s, Mediadruckwerk is now a major full service print business employing 60 people and producing a huge range of quality products, from postcards and greetings cards, to brochures, calendars, posters, stationery, packaging, annual reports and high quality short run books.

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Feldmuehle files for self-administrated insolvency21.11.2018

Feldmuehle GmbH, which in the spring of 2018, took over the business operations of Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH through acquisition of all substantial assets, has been adversely and unforeseeably affected this current year by unexpected increased energy costs and procurement prices for raw materials. During the current year, management has implemented extensive measures to increase operating profitability. Despite these efforts, the latently rising variable costs could not be offset by implemented price increases, partly due to the company's lower-than-expected revenues in September and October 2018.

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Digital print coating appeals21.11.2018

Everyone is talking about digital printing and digitalisation. Schmid Rhyner AG and their partner have the digital solution for print finishing. Unnoticed and hidden in a niche, digital coating and foiling has developed into a pearl. The possibilities that result far exceed those of the conventional methods (coating with flexo, gravure and screen printing as well as hot and cold foiling).

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MPS Systems appoints Atze Bosma as new CEO20.11.2018

To achieve further global growth of the company, the Dutch-based manufacturer of flexo, offset, and hybrid printing presses appointed Atze Bosma as their new CEO. Atze Bosma was introduced to MPS by their new shareholders, ABN AMRO Participaties, who became a shareholder in MPS together with management in May 2018. With the acquisition by ABN AMRO Parcitipaties (AAP), MPS entered a new growth phase to become a top-3 player in the market.

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Jura Security Printing Turns to Toray19.11.2018

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, reported that Jura Security Printing, with headquarters in Budapest and Vienna, has successfully been using Toray Imprima waterless offset printing plates to help its customers achieve the extremely high quality requirements of the security printing market. Jura Security Printing, a family-owned business established in 1988, serves international markets with a talented staff of 60 people.

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FloriColor to invest in Jet Press 750S B219.11.2018

FloriColor, based in Porto, has become the first Portuguese printer to invest in Fujifilm’s flagship Jet Press B2 inkjet press, and one of the first printers anywhere in Europe to invest in the brand new, third generation Jet Press 750S. The press will be installed in January 2019.

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Dr. Dirk Berndt elected as EMVA representative16.11.2018

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is pleased to announce that Dr.-Ing. Dirk Berndt in his role as member of the EMVA Board of Directors has been elected in the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders (BoS). The Board of Stakeholders is the main decision-making body of the European Technology Platform (ETP) Photonics21. With currently more than 2.500 members Photonics21 unites the majority of the leading photonics industries and relevant R&D stakeholders along the whole economic value chain throughout Europe.

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Compacta 818 for French printer16.11.2018

SIB Imprimerie S.A. (Societe D´Impression du Boulonais) is investing in a Compacta 818 from Koenig & Bauer. It will be joining two existing Compacta 318 presses at the company in the north of France and is scheduled to enter production in spring 2019.

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Esko appoints Mattias Byström as President15.11.2018

Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. Byström succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

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Barthel Gruppe signs for another MPS EF 430 flexo press15.11.2018

German label printing specialist Barthel Gruppe signed for their 24st MPS investment: a six-colour, fully-automated EF 430 flexo printing press. This advanced machine will replace an older flexo press to produce labels for the food industry.

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Xeikon showcases Digital Label Advantage at busy Labelexpo Americas 2018 exhibition13.11.2018

Divisions of Flint Group, including its Digital Solutions division, Xeikon, hosted one of the most popular exhibits at Labelexpo Americas 2018. The largest event for the label printing industry in the Americas, it was the venue for Xeikon’s announcement of its new entry-level Label Discovery solution featuring the Xeikon 3030.

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Sartomer Europe to Launch New UV-Curable Engineered Resins for 3D Printing13.11.2018

Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, will introduce new products from the N3xtDimension® line of UV-curable engineered resins for 3D printing applications at Formnext 2018. These resins help additive manufacturers yield exceptional material’s tunability, high-definition, and fulfill performance and regulatory requirements for a wide range of industrial applications.

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Kodak Reaches Agreement with Montagu for Sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division13.11.2018

Eastman Kodak Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP, a leading private equity firm. After closing, the business will operate as a new standalone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products, including the flagship KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, to the packaging print segment.

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Esko takes “Packaging Connected” to All4Pack09.11.2018

Esko will showcase its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680x3200) at All4Pack, Paris, November 26 to 29, Hall 6 Stand L141.

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FINAT Launches the #LABELicious Competition09.11.2018

FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive label and adjacent narrow-web converting industry, launches the #LABELicious talent competition on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

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XJet names Beam-IT as first Italian customer09.11.2018

Additive manufacturing company XJet Ltd. has announces that Italy’s largest additive manufacturing bureau, Beam-IT, has purchased an XJet Carmel1400 AM System. The system, which uses XJet’s unique proprietary NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) technology, is the first of its kind in Italy and will be installed before the end of 2018, bringing XJet’s rapidly growing install base to seven countries.

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Heidelberg Opens Future Workshop09.11.2018

The advancing digital transformation at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) also places high demands on vocational training at the company. To make it easier to shape technological and social change, Heidelberg has opened a Future Workshop for apprentices at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site with the aim of introducing them to its corporate digitization strategy from day one.

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Step by Step Makes It Complete09.11.2018

After putting a Pantera perfect binder into operation, German media company Plump expanded its softcover segment into a complete line and increased both its volume and quality.

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Sun Chemical makes SunLit Publish ink series available globally07.11.2018

After successfully introducing SunLit® Publish in a number of European countries, Sun Chemical is now extending the availability of its series of premium sheetfed offset process inks to commercial printers throughout the rest of Europe and the world.

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Second ‘Gipfelstürmer’ for WEISS Druck07.11.2018

After the overwhelming success by the first COLORMAN e:line newspaper printing system, commissioned in 2014 under the name “Gipfelstürmer” (Summiteer), WEISS Druck now order the second identical machine of this type. The highly modern newspaper printing machine series e:line of manroland Goss web systems successfully prevailed on a difficult market, for it provides immense benefits for users and is the answer for the modern, efficient and profitable newspaper printing – as proven by WEISS Druck.

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Apex International Appoints Anton Lesscher Corrugated Market Director07.11.2018

In order to maintain Apex’s existence as an indispensable partner for printing and packaging, Apex management has made the decision to build a business units structure per vertical market for its headquarters. This structure ensures that full emphasize/focus can be given to the different and special needs in the individual markets. This next to the approach on geographical level, brings Apex even closer to the customers and their requirements and demands.

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BASF Invests in Chinese 3D Printing Specialist Prismlab07.11.2018

BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Prismlab, a leading provider of 3D printing processes and 3D printers, headquartered in Shanghai, China. Prismlab has developed a patented printing process that is characterized by a very high printing speed, high level of precision and lower printing costs. BASF’s venture investment will enable Prismlab to further accelerate its product development and innovation while strengthening its market reach to the global market.

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Organic and Printed Electronics Industry Expects an Increase of 9 Percent in Sales Revenue07.11.2018

The organic and printed electronics industry is growing steadily. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a Working Group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). Over 80 percent of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year.

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GMG Shines in a Multicolor Comparison Test by Fogra04.11.2018

What can be achieved with the state-of-the-art multicolor techniques? What quality levels can be obtained in multicolor proofing and separation? These questions were the focus of the first Multicolor Forum, organized by Fogra in Munich. In a “shootout,” Fogra provides the nine leading technology providers the opportunity to compete in five different disciplines. The vendor-neutral event was aimed at obtaining useful results without selecting a winner.

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Flint Group Packaging Inks announces North American Price Increase 04.11.2018

Regretfully, as of 15th November 2018, the price increase will be active for all Flint Group Packaging Inks products sold in the United States of America and Canada. The progressively challenging trading environment is forcing Flint Group to look carefully at its cost base, ensuring the sustainability of supply for all our valued customers.

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Q.I. Press Controls further expands activities in India01.11.2018

Kalptaru Offset, Natraj Print House, Saraswati Press, Hexagon Print & Pack and Sanat Printers are five new Indian partners with whom Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) will collaborate. The Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry supplies Indian printers with various mRC-3D systems for colour register control.

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Esko demonstrates ‘Labels Connected’ solutions01.11.2018

At Labelexpo India 2018, visitors to the Esko E10B booth will see how Esko’s seamless ‘Labels Connected’ vision brings together integrated and automated solutions and links brand owners, designers, premedia and the pressroom together in a highly productive and efficient workflow. They will learn how it drives faster throughput, higher quality, and ‘Right First Time’ production.

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Always Some Space for Automation31.10.2018

Because Ferag technology is so long-lasting, it has backward compatibility designed in as well. This is very helpful for customers such as the Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier, which recently modernized inserting technology from the late 1980s at its production site in Kolding and automated it with additional modules.

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E-Commerce Shoppers Return Health and Beauty Products Because of the Packaging31.10.2018

Esko released a new study, “Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Health & Beauty,” along with sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT. This new study reveals what 3,000 shoppers in North America, Western Europe, and Asia want from health, beauty and personal care packaging, and follows the study “Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage” that was released in June 2018.

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FESPA Awards 2019 open for entries31.10.2018

The 28th edition of the FESPA Awards is now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to highlight their outstanding examples of print.

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Color-Logic Certifies EFI Fiery DFE for Xerox® IridesseTM Press 30.10.2018

Color-Logic has certified the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server Powered by Fiery® for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press.

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Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires TANN Group29.10.2018

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has come to an agreement with the owners of TANN Group on the 100% acquisition of the group headquartered in Traun, Austria.

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Customer-oriented solutions the focus of combined company25.10.2018

During the Print 18 tradeshow in Chicago, September 30th through October 2nd, manroland Goss web systems presented the plan for the future of the company to the print community as a united entity for the first time since the merger of manroland web systems and Goss international in August of 2018.

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KODAK FLEXCEL NX Users Call for Extra Time to Enter First Global Flexo Innovation Awards25.10.2018

Flexographers now have until 31st December 2018 to enter the inaugural Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards, after Kodak extended the deadline for submissions.

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Mimaki at formnext25.10.2018

Under the theme 'Shape the Future in Colour', Mimaki will showcase its advanced colour additive manufacturing technology at formnext.

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Vetter Further Expands Secondary Packaging25.10.2018

Vetter is a leading solution provider of prefilled drug-delivery systems and a specialist for a wide range of packaging solutions. In addition to labelling, blister packing, cartoning as well as serialization, the company offers its customers further technically sophisticated packaging solutions such as the assembly of pens, auto-injectors and safety devices.

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Get “Packaging Connected” with Esko at Scanpack20.10.2018

In Gothenburg, October 23-26, at its G06:17 booth, Esko will be detailing how integrated and automated solutions, such as color specification, 3D pack shots and design reviews, can link brand owners, designers, premedia and the pressroom into a highly productive and efficient workflow.

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KODAK FLEXCEL NX System donated to Stuttgart Media University in Germany20.10.2018

Kodak has donated a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Mid System to Stuttgart Media University (HdM). Kodak's solution for high-performing flexo plate production upgrades the prepress equipment for packaging printing at the internationally renowned higher education institution to the highest technological standard.

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Labelexpo Americas 2018 records largest show to date18.10.2018

The organizer of Labelexpo Americas is pleased to report that the 16th edition of the biennial trade show was the largest in its history. A total of 487 exhibitors were spread across the biggest floorspace yet, at 203,642 sqft, with almost 30% of exhibitors new to this year’s show.

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Automation for more productive and profitable business by Esko and B+B International18.10.2018

Esko and its Italian distributor B+B International will co-exhibit at Viscom Italia 2018 (Fiera Milano, October 18 to 20, Hall 8 Stand G19) to demonstrate how a streamlined workflow helps packaging, display and signage specialists to be more flexible and productive.

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Esko Displays Automation Software and Digital Finishing Hardware Solutions16.10.2018

At booth 938, during SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20, Esko will focus on its new QuickStart solutions: Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated, as well as two Kongsberg tables, showcasing industry-unique end-to-end production workflows.

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A Future Outlook for the Newspaper Market16.10.2018

What will the future of newspaper printing hold? The newly merged company and web offset printing market leader manroland Goss is aiming to show its customized solutions, new business models and groundbreaking strategies for modern newspaper production at World Publishing Expo (WPE) 2018.

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Rotoflex DF3 Launches at Labelexpo12.10.2018

Rotoflex has debuted a new technology to its suite of solutions- the Rotoflex DF3. The machine was formally introduced at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

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Nazdar Ink Technologies to Showcase Wide Range of Ink Solutions 12.10.2018

Nazdar Ink Technologies will once again be among the exhibitors at InPrint - the industrial print show - in Milan, Italy this November, showcasing its wide range of UV-LED, traditional UV, solvent and aqueous ink formulations to attendees.

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Ucima heads to Pack Expo in Chicago12.10.2018

The Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association will be present at Pack Expo, the most important event for the industry in North America.

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Drytac welcomes back Wayne Colbath in the role of Vice President of Sales, USA12.10.2018

Drytac has appointed Wayne Colbath as Vice President of Sales for the United States of America. With immediate effect, Wayne will be responsible for driving sales growth in the USA with a focus on Drytac's broad range of large format consumable products.

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BW Papersystems Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its Founding11.10.2018

Fifty years after engineers and inventors Cark Marschke and Richard Thomas founded Marquip in the tiny northern Wisconsin town of Phillips, the corrugating and paper product machinery manufacturer - now called BW Papersystems - is celebrating five decades of remarkable growth and change. Fifty years after engineers and inventors Cark Marschke and Richard Thomas founded Marquip in the tiny northern Wisconsin town of Phillips, the corrugating and paper product machinery manufacturer--now called BW Papersystems—is celebrating five decades of remarkable growth and change.

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Strategy and Product Range of the New Company11.10.2018

The forward-looking merger between manroland web systems and Goss International enables global market presence, a broad product range, technological excellence, long-term comprehensive customer support, and e-business in the web-fed printing market. Time to have a closer look on the new company and its portfolio.

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Agfa Graphics to Appear at World Publishing Expo11.10.2018

At the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 (9-11 October, Berlin), Agfa Graphics will focus on how its ECO³ prepress solutions can make newspaper printers’ operations more economical, ecological and convenient. Key elements are the recently launched Avatar V-ZH printing plate, Attiro ZH clean-out unit and the latest version of the Arkitex Production workflow software.

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