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Koenig & Bauer captivates printers in China12.12.2019

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.

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First Ultrastream powered press sold11.12.2019

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.

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Greenguard Gold for UV LED inkjet ink sets28.11.2019

Agfa has announced that its Anuvia 1250/1551 and Anapurna 1200/1501 UV LED inkjet inks sets for sign & display printing received the Greenguard Gold certification in recognition of their environmental friendliness. The Greenguard certification is granted to products that meet some of the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure. The Greenguard Gold standard includes health-based criteria for more than 360 VOCs and also requires lower total VOC emission levels to ensure that the products are acceptable for use in sensitive indoor environments like schools and healthcare facilities.

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Make-Ready combines silkscreen and digital20.11.2019

London-based silkscreen printer Make-Ready has been relying on Nazdar inks, supplied by Screentec Print Essentials, to deliver stunning commissions from artists and art galleries across the UK. Formed in 2017, Make-Ready provides a consultancy-driven silkscreen printing service that utilises a variety of oil-based and water-based ink systems, often bringing several inks together in a single project to achieve the best results. Each project is taken through the company's careful proofing process - whether it is an artist edition or a one-off original artwork - and every variable is investigated to ensure an artwork is correctly interpreted as a silkscreen.

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New possibilities for the packaging market13.11.2019

Successful commissioning of the first HP PageWide T1190 Press to be installed in Asia. Rengo Co., Ltd, a Japanese packaging supplier, celebrated the start of production with a grand ceremony in August. This was also the first time that the “widest digital printing press in the world” had been supplied in a six-colour version. “We are very satisfied with our press. The cooperation with HP and Koenig & Bauer was absolutely flawless. And since the commissioning, the press has been fulfilling all our prior expectations in terms of performance,” says Junjiro Watanabe, general manager for technical development at Rengo.

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Inkjet-printed laminate flooring and furniture21.10.2019

At InPrint 2019, inkjet ink expert Agfa and laminate manufacturer Unilin will show how the combination of water-based primers and inkjet inks delivers a breakthrough for digital production printing of laminate flooring and furniture. Unilin and Agfa joined forces to investigate the feasibility of deploying inkjet printing for high-volume, high-speed production printing of decor paper used for laminate flooring and furniture.

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Extended usage-based contract portfolio25.09.2019

As it continues to pursue its digital transformation, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting out to rapidly and consistently extend its usage-based contract portfolio and expand its digital business models with repeat sales. Customers that have previously signed a subscription contract with Heidelberg are benefiting from clear improvements in their value-added processes and significant performance gains. Heidelberg has therefore started to launch additional versions of the subscription model onto the market so that even more customers can benefit from the advantages the portfolio offers.

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First Durst Rho 512R LED printer in Asia20.09.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that J&A Imaging Station Sdn Bhd in Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia has become the first customer in Asia to invest in a Rho 512R LED production printer. An important factor in the company’s second investment in Durst technology is because brands are increasing needing bigger retail displays to be printed five meters wide.

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Durst brings Software Ecosystem to FachPack04.09.2019

Durst, manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, will be in Hall 8, Stand 300, at FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, from 24 to 26 September. The Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing segment in conjunction with Durst Professional Services (DPS) will present the comprehensive Software Ecosystem with the Workflow and Smart Shop Solutions. At the Durst booth, visitors have opportunities to learn about the integrated "Pixel to Output" concept, from data input to the final product, and to have demonstrations of the processes.

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Barberán at FEFCO 201902.08.2019

Barberán Jetmaster Series, with over a decade of expertise developing single pass digital printing, will be at FEFCO 2019, where they’ll showcase the latest innovations in the sector.

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DSM launches I AM Tomorrow Challenge26.07.2019

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living recently announced the I AM Tomorrow Challenge, an acceleration program for startups and scaleups focused on data analytics, AI and other advanced software solutions for large-scale 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Launched in collaboration with HighTechXL, Hexagon, and Ultimaker, the challenge offers select companies a spot in a ten-week acceleration program designed to launch or mature their businesses. After the acceleration program, participating startups may be eligible for funding or a partnership with DSM.

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Durst at forefront in textile printing11.07.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies and “at the forefront of the web-to-print revolution in fabricsö, has affirmed its technological commitment to the dynamic textile industry with prestigious deals in key growth sectors across the world. Leading the web-to-print charge and located at the crossroads of digital textiles and e-commerce is Spoonflower, the US online community that has built its bedding and table home décor business around Durst’s pigment technology on the Alpha platforms. It has chosen to invest in two more Durst Alpha 330 Series 5 with pigment – one for North Carolina, USA, and the other in Berlin, Germany – to support its adoption of eco-friendly digital textile printing technology.

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Fifth RotaJET for decor printing09.07.2019

Swiss Krono is investing in a RotaJET 225 from Koenig & Bauer for its production facility in Heiligengrabe in the north of Germany. This is already the fifth press to be sold to a customer active in the growth market of digital decor printing, and Swiss Krono is already the second producer of wood-based materials to invest in Koenig & Bauer’s digital printing solution.

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FESPA: 2020 Awards with four new categories03.07.2019

The FESPA Awards 2020 are now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to highlight their outstanding examples of print. FESPA has added four new categories to the Awards in 2020, including a Printeriors Award to reflect the growth in this market area.

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Esko ArtPro+ 18.1 passed critical test24.06.2019

The Ghent Workgroup is happy to announce that Esko ArtPro+ 18.1 has perfectly passed a critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents and is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5. As the packaging print industry increasingly embraces PDF/X-4, Esko is supporting prepress professionals in this transition phase with its ArtPro+ software. The ArtPro+ software has now passed the compliancy test with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5, processing all 48 test patches without any problems.

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Fifth generation Alpha technology at ITMA 201919.06.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June. Headlining will be the fifth generation Alpha printing systems delivered with Durst’s new software to meet increased demands of textile digital printing.

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