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Xeikon launches REX

Xeikon has announced the launch of its REX program supporting printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production solutions to fulfill their customers’ demands for shorter runs, just-in-time production and customisation. The investment threshold for professional digital printing solutions can be an issue for smaller companies wanting to step into this new market. The REX program will offer a range of remanufactured Xeikon presses providing an attractive and affordable option for printers and converters looking to expand their business with digital applications.

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FESPA

Vibrant print possibilities showcased at FESPA by Magenta Vision

Magenta Vision will highlight how it is perfectly placed to help clients discover ‘Where Color Comes Alive’ at its ninth consecutive FESPA, 24th to 27th March 2020, Madrid, Spain - Hall 5 Stand E59. The European manufacturer specializes in inkjet inks for wide and super-wide format digital printers as well as a provides a broad range of consumables, spare parts and related services.

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Kodak recognizes 52 printers from around the world

Kodak awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award. The program, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers.

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Elle Media Group to take delivery of the first serial drupa specification Speedmaster XL 106-5+L in the world

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) recently announced its new Speedmaster drupa 2020 generation. Elle Media Group have concluded the purchase the very first serial 2020 drupa specification XL106-5+L in the world from Heidelberg UK. This will replace a three-year-old machine which has produced an incredible 210 million impressions since its installation in March 2017.

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Baldwin Technology appoints Joe Kline as new President and CEO

The leadership team of Baldwin Technology Company Inc. has appointed Joe Kline as its new President and CEO, effective January 17, 2020. Baldwin is a leading global manufacturer of innovative process-automation technology for the printing, packaging and converting industries. Acting CEO Kyle Chapman will continue as Baldwin’s Chairman, and devote greater focus to BW Forsyth Partners’ rapidly expanding portfolio. In 2012, Forsyth acquired then-public Baldwin and took it private.

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Up to 70 percent less scrap and changeover time with the Die Control Wizard

The Die Control Wizard (DCW) is a new automation module developed by the machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher for the Filmex II cast film line. With the DCW width and thickness changes are possible in the shortest possible time during production. The process is fully automated. Manual adjustment of the dies is no longer necessary. The result: both changeover time and scrap are reduced by up to 70 percent.

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LOPEC

From Mobility to Smart Living – Printed electronics makes everyday life easy and flexible

This year there's an anniversary: For the tenth time OE-A organizes the OE-A Competition for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities participate in the annual competition to present their new products, prototypes and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the three categories – "Prototypes & New Products"; "Freestyle Demonstrator"; and "Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator" at LOPEC 2020 in Munich, Germany the leading trade show and conference for printed electronics.

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Ink design and integration

Which factors play a major roll in ink development and is it that difficult? How do you design or choose an inkjet ink? Which device to use for ink validation? When is an ink bad and how is it determined? The ESMA Inkjet Essentials training provides answers to all these questions. After the successful launch last year the course on implementation of inkjet inks in industrial applications returns on 21-24 April 2020 to Edegem/Antwerp, Belgium.

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Great interest in Gallus Open Day in February 2020

More than 130 visitors came to Gallus Open Day event, which took place on 6th February 2020 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The two printing systems Gallus Labelmaster and Labelfire were demonstrated live at the Print Media Center Label. In the Knowledge Forum printing experts talked about the latest developments regarding low migration as well as digital white applications.

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New Commander CL for Druckhaus Delmenhorst

New Commander CL for Druckhaus Delmenhorst. The floor-mounted Commander CL comprises three four-high towers, two KF 5 jaw folders and three Pastomat reelstands with a stripping station and Patras A paper-reel transport system. It is scheduled to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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New standards for sustainable materials in horizontal flow wrapping

At interpack 2020, Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, will showcase two innovations, including its “paper-ON-form” upgrade kit for horizontal flow wrapping machines to form cold-sealable barrier paper. The solution was engineered in the company’s own development center in Beringen, Switzerland, and consists of a patented flow-wrap forming unit and sealing jaws for paper cold-sealing applications.

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SIG wins Sustainability Leaders Award for reporting

SIG has won the prestigious edie Sustainability Leaders Award for Sustainability Reporting and Communications in recognition of its transparent reporting on social and environmental issues. Now in their 13th year, the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards recognise excellence in key aspects of business sustainability, including reporting and communication which is cited by expert stakeholders as one of the key drivers for leadership in sustainability.

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