Package Printing News

Poland’s first Rapida RDC 106 rotary die-cutter now being used in production at Top-Pol

Top-Pol in Zbroslawice is the first print company in Poland to use a Rapida RDC 106 rotary die-cutter from Koenig & Bauer. The machine was purchased as part of a project to allow the printing of innovative IML labels in an offset process, and which received funding support from the EU. The rotary die-cutter aims to guarantee production stability and high cutting speeds, alongside significantly reduced makeready times.

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A fourth MPS flexo press for Etpa Packaging

Greek printer Etpa Packaging has purchased their fourth MPS flexo press in six years. Ordered was an EFA+ fully automated multi-substrate flexo press with ‘talk to me’ connectivity.

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Proseal solutions meet quality pet food packaging requirements

Proseal tray sealing technology is enabling pet food manufacturers to meet growing demand for high quality products and packaging, as well as providing mass customisation solutions that can help businesses in the sector to diversify and introduce online ordering for home delivery services.

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Flint Group Packaging publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Flint Group Packaging is delighted to announce the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report. This version provides updates on the organisation’s sustainability performance to date.

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Third Sapphire EVO M Press for digital flexible packaging printing

The third Uteco Sapphire EVO M Press for the production of flexible packaging began its journey to the customer a few days after passing the factory acceptance test. This inkjet web press is destined for a company in North America, where it will be used for applications requiring large quantities of short run jobs. Other Sapphire EVO M Presses are already up and running very successfully at flexible packaging printers in Italy and Japan.

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Press demonstration facility upgraded into a global Customer Experience Centre

Koenig & Bauer recently opened its new hall and now offers more than 3,000m2 of floor space for print demonstrations at its Radebeul location, near Dresden. The occasion marked the culmination of a project to upgrade the company’s existing demonstration facility into a global Customer Experience Centre (CEC).

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A challenging mindset fires flexo innovation

“We’re not afraid to challenge our clients. For us, it’s a really important part of building and maintaining a relationship - it’s how we discover new ways of working.” The speaker is Chris Rigby, the business he’s talking about is Pulse Media, and the Stockport, UK-based company has collected a Silver Award in the Global Flexo Innovation Awards by Miraclon last year, recognised for workflow efficiency and offset-to-flexo process conversion.

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W&H remains committed to drupa 2021

Windmöller & Hölscher confirms its participation at drupa in 2021 and is commited to supporting Germany as an important trade fair location. As usual, the company will present new trends and innovations in the printing sector and will in future focus on both - physical and digital display formats.

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Holographic labels successfully prescribed in battle to foil counterfeiters

New data has revealed that speciality security printer Eltronis has successfully aided the resurgence of two pharmaceutical brands that saw massive falls in sales due to Russian counterfeiters. Pharma companies Biotehnos and Rompharm, both based in Romania, had seen significant declines in sales of their Alflutop and Rumalon brands in Russia.

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Heidelberg realignment continues apace with sale of Gallus Group to benpac holding ag in Switzerland

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is systematically pursuing the company’s realignment. Having decided to focus on its core business of sheetfed printing, Heidelberg is selling the Gallus Group to the Swiss packaging business benpac holding ag in Stans while facing up to the challenging situation created by Covid-19.

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Koenig & Bauer Durst announces beta testing for VariJET 106

Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has announced plans to bring the VariJET 106 to market with the first installation of the single-pass digital printing press at a customer site early next year prior to a formal unveiling at the rearranged drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany, from April 20-28.

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Combining UV inkjet and dry toner in a digital label printing business

Before he started Premier Markings, Gary Moody gained over 20 years of experience as a label salesperson. He sold labels from his office; production of labels was done by other companies. Premier Markings started in 2008. It started as a digital printing company and that was a deliberate choice.

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