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Zahara Elite: The brand new Verico printing plate for waterless presses

Verico Technology LLC has have successfully launched the latest plate in the Zahara family, the Zahara Elite waterless plate. Zahara Elite plates are available in most sizes and gauges for waterless newspaper, sheetfed, narrow web label, security printing and CD / DVD applications. Elite is a drop-in product to the existing Zahara CTP settings and in will not require any adjustments in exposures. 

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DS Printech China debuts in Shenzhen to unlock business potential in South China

In response to the rising demand for screen and digital printing equipment, Messe Frankfurt’s new DS Printech China fair, to be held from 28 – 30 October 2020, will offer industry practitioners an invaluable opportunity to explore this market further. Furthermore, the fair will be relocated to a brand-new exhibition venue in Shenzhen, where a digital printing hub is located in nearby cities.

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Hunkeler Innovationdays: Postponement by one year to 2022

The Hunkeler Innovationdays planned for 22-25 February 2021 will be postponed by one year to 21-24 February 2022. The reason for this is the postponement of the trade fair events due to the spread of the coronavirus. Since Drupa Düsseldorf is now postponed to April 2021, an adjustment of the industry meeting in Lucerne is the logical consequence. This decision was made in close cooperation with various printer and finishing exhibition partners.

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Cancellation of the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry

Due to the current situation due to COVID 19, it is not possible to hold the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry on 26 and 27 May in Ludwigsburg. Therefore the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (AG AM) of the VDMA is unfortunately forced to cancel the conference AM4I in May 2020. The VDMA will inform you in time if and when the conference can be revived.

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Ghent Workgroup creates dedicated Commercial Print landing page

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) announced a new Commercial Print landing page on the gwg.org web site. This area consolidates all relevant information for creatives, publishers and printers dealing with advertisements and commercial print work.

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Next level Push to Stop: Systematically unlocking OEE potential with intelligent digitization

In a global survey of over 1,000 customers, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) identified four key areas that sum up the challenges in the print industry: increasing complexity, skills shortages, competitive pressure, and the expansion of the value chain to include digital platforms. Heidelberg has comprehensive responses for all of these areas. In the area of printing presses, Heidelberg will be presenting the most intelligent and most highly automated Speedmaster yet with the new Speedmaster generation – a smart product that integrates seamlessly into a digitized smart print shop and even into a smart organized printing industry.

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Flint Group confirms business continuity during COVID-19 pandemic

Steve Dryden, COO Flint Group Packaging & CEO Flint CPS has confirmed that Flint Group has taken significant steps to ensure that all its sites, products and services are safe.

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Kornit Digital introduces NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution

Kornit Digital, a worldwide actor in digital textile printing technology, announced the release of its new NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution for Presto, the company’s system for digital, pigment-based direct-to-fabric decoration. Reflecting Kornit’s commitment to expanding sustainable, on-demand (i.e. waste-free) decoration capabilities to all corners of the textile industry, this solution eliminates a key barrier between digital, pigment-based impressions and the fashion industry - namely, a softer handfeel.

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Zeller+Gmelin joins forces with the PrintCity Alliance

After years of collaboration, Zeller+Gmelin has now become an official member of the PrintCity Alliance. “In this increasingly complex world, our customers expect suppliers to cooperate closely and coordinate activities with one another,” says Marcus Ruckstädter, Head of Sales at Zeller+Gmelin, explaining the decision. “The PrintCity Alliance gives us the ideal platform for meeting this requirement. Furthermore, Zeller+Gmelin’s corporate values are right in line with the Alliance’s philosophy: reliability and credibility, receptiveness and creativity, solution competence and customer orientation, responsibility and sustainability.”

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FESPA 2020 events to return to Madrid in October 2020

FESPA announced that its flagship event, Global Print Expo, will return to IFEMA – Feria de Madrid from 6 – 8 October 2020, along with its co-located events, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro. The three exhibitions, which were originally scheduled to take place from 24 – 27 March, had to be postponed due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in mainland Europe.

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DSM and JuggerBot 3D advance fused granulate fabrication

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, is expanding its additive manufacturing innovations in fused granulate fabrication (FGF). The company is partnering with Juggerbot 3D, an additive manufacturing machine builder who recently developed a printer equipped with extrusion technology, to explore the untapped potential of FGF printing. Together, the two companies will develop high-performance pellet printers and materials for industrial additive manufacturing.

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How to avoid the finishing bottleneck

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Domino Digital Printing Solutions gave everyone a sneak preview of its next generation digital embellishment technology prior to its official launch in April 2020. In the video link below, watch Jim Orford, Domino’s K600i Product Manager, walk you through a demonstration of this newly developed digital cold foil and spot varnish application using Domino’s market leading UV ink jet K600i printers installed on an AB Graphic’s Digicon 3 finishing line.

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