INDUSTRY NEWS

Innovative new Ghent Workgroup specification

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) released an innovative specification to address the Sign & Display segment. Given the diversity within this segment, the new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor. This allows having one specification, but still to address the big differences in printing techniques within typical sign & display jobs.

more (12/13/2019 / sbr)

Koenig & Bauer captivates printers in China

The roadshow which took place in mid-November was already the 12th in a series of tours visiting print professionals all over China. More than 800 experts took the opportunity to attend events in Xian, Kunming, Shanghai, Shijiazhuang and Fuzhou, where they were able to pick up the latest information on all aspects of modern print production, with a focus on sheetfed offset technologies and full-process solutions for packaging production, as well as innovative special applications and digitalisation. The five venues were chosen to cover as much of the country as possible.

more (12/12/2019 / sbr)

Best way to convert digitally printed labels

Domino is pleased to now share the second video in a series of interesting and informative discussions held earlier this year, where a panel of label industry experts explored the different types of job structure that are best suited to off-line, in-line and full hybrid digital printing.

more (12/12/2019 / sbr)

Interket Ltd. purchases third MPS flexo press

United Kingdom-based label manufacturer Interket UK purchased a new 8-colour, fully automated MPS EFA 530 flexographic press. The deal was signed at Labelexpo Europe 2019. Extending their capacity in label printing, Interket UK again chose MPS as supplier for their latest new flexographic press.

more (12/11/2019 / sbr)

Tye Cine reduced costs with nyloflex®

Tye Cine Colour Separations Sdn Bhd started its operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1988. With a humble beginning as a small production house that had aspirations for advertising back in the late ‘80s. The company transformed itself in 2000, when it took their big leap forward by investing in digital flexo platemaking. After the successful commissioning and training of its team in 2001, Tye Cine officially became the first company in South East Asia to offer digital flexo platemaking.

more (12/10/2019 / sbr)

Sun Chemical releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on how its commitment to sustainability has led to new products and services that help customers improve their eco-efficiency goals. The 2018 report shows that Sun Chemical achieved its recent energy and water usage goals and highlights various initiatives that Sun Chemical has implemented to increase its overall commitment to developing sustainable solutions for customers.

more (12/10/2019 / sbr)


 

PRODUCT NEWS

Customized Christmas greetings for everyone

Christmas is just around the corner. Personalized attention and cards are an important part of emotionally charging the anticipation in both the private and business spheres. Printing companies with innovative applications whose offerings cover a wide spectrum are the ones in demand here. The digital printing systems from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) – the Primefire 106 , the Versafire , and the Gallus Labelfire – make it possible to create personalized and customized printed products whose creativity and quality make them stand out and hit home.

more (12/13/2019 / sbr)

First Ultrastream powered press sold

Kodak is introducing its Ultrastream technology in the new Uteco Sapphire EVO W, the first flexible packaging press to enter the market using Kodak’s latest continuous inkjet technology. The first Ultrastream system with a print width of 1.25 meters has been sold into the market in advance of its expected debut at drupa 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany with a healthy pipeline of active prospects. The wide format of the new Sapphire EVO W allows brands to leverage digital printing in their traditional flexographic print formats.

more (12/11/2019 / sbr)

Inkcups at the 2020 PSI Show

At the upcoming 2020 PSI Show, Inkcups will present versatile digital and analog printing solutions for promotional products. The leading European trade show for the promotional products industry will take place from January 7 to 9, 2020 at the Messe Dusseldorf Exhibition Center in Germany. As part of a drive to further strengthen its presence in the European market, 2020 will be the fourth year running that Inkcups will exhibit at the PSI Show. Its team of service technicians is simultaneously being expanded in Germany as activities in Europe are growing.

more (12/06/2019 / sbr)

New special paper Prostraw by Drewsen

Plastic drinking straws are one of the single use products that will be banned in a European directive from 2021. Drewsen, in partnership with paper straw manufacturers, have successfully developed an alternative to plastic straws: Prostraw, which provides high water resistance and absolute safety for direct food contact.

more (12/04/2019 / sbr)

High power UV-LED systems for 3D printing

Innovations in Optics, Inc. offers total solutions that pair high-power UV-LED Illuminators with Precision Driver/Controllers for Digital Light Processing (DLP®) applications in 3D Printing and Maskless Photolithography. The UV-LED technology offers more reliable and economical advantages over lasers and arc lamps in UV DLP systems. Optical power from these UV-LED systems can exceed 35 Watts of incident flux onto the active area of the DLP.

more (12/03/2019 / sbr)

Feldmuehle: Products from one source in 2020

Feldmuehle GmbH, manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, launched already in 2009 the new development of a label paper with 40 percent waste paper content (LabelSet PCW). As part of Feldmuehle’s realignment and the discussion on sustainability, work is underway to develop new papers based on recycling fibres. From the second quarter of 2020, the portfolio will be expanded by another wet-strength label paper and will be available to the market.

more (11/28/2019 / sbr)



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