PACKAGE PRINTING NEWS

Aniken Graphics continues partnership with COE17.07.2019

Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software company, and Apex International, a global manufacturerer of anilox and metering products, is proud to announce Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH as their latest licensed Bellissima partner.

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DruckArt shows its format17.07.2019

As soon as you enter the foyer of DruckArt in Kaufering in southern Germany, it becomes clear that this is a very special company in the graphic arts industry. The entrance area is designed according to feng shui principles – water, plants and lots of art provide a feel-good factor and create the vibrant centre point between the administration and the pressroom.

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AccurioLabel 230 makes show debut15.07.2019

Konica Minolta (stand C12/C19, hall 8) will be giving the first public showing of its recently launched AccurioLabel 230, at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The AccurioLabel 230 is a new version of its digital toner press with additional benefits for customers in terms of productivity, flexibility and stability in the digital label printing sphere.

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Durst and Koenig & Bauer appoint Robert Stabler10.07.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of the new joint venture effective August 1st. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has been officially established early May following the clearance of antitrust regulations from the relevant authorities.

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Bee-helping packaging winner of PIDA03.07.2019

For the 15th year in a row, the French edition of PIDA - Packaging Impact Design Award, was held in Reims, and this year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The contesting design students from France and Germany presented creative and fun ideas on how to package clothes, accessories and beauty products in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Save the bees, created by students from Hochschule der Medien, in Stuttgart.

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Boosting Additive Know-How for drupa 202002.07.2019

From 16 to 26 June 2020, Düsseldorf will once again be the epicentre of the global printing, media and packaging industry. More than 250,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and just as many journalists from over 180 countries will flock to drupa, the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry, to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the world of printing and packaging.

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Miraclon Assembles Key Innovators01.07.2019

Miraclon, the new independent home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions, is only a few weeks old, but the company is moving quickly with its strategy for continuing to drive innovation in the flexo package printing sector.

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Xeikon launches ‘Transform’ at Labelexpo28.06.2019

Xeikon is getting label converters ready for Labelexpo Europe 2019 with the launch of its Transform advisory tool. On transform.xeikon.com, the company shares its digital printing expertise with the international label community, offering insight on ways to transform a label printing business. Starting now, visitors to the website can consult Xeikon and get advice on the ideal digital set-up for their business by simply answering a few questions. As a pioneer in full color digital label printing, Xeikon has gathered a wealth of knowledge on the key success factors in implementing digital production.

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Personalised medicine26.06.2019

Pharmaceutical companies are currently working hard on research into highly complex biologics and other special medications for personalised medicine. These new treatments are intended to help patients receive individualised treatment and at the same time make the health system more efficient. Personalised medicines are based above all on modern diagnostics and gene therapy. This trend cannot be put into practice without intelligent packaging processes.

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Where the exceptional is routine24.06.2019

“We’re a boutique printer with an online shop specializing in digital printing and finishing as well as enhancement options for short-to-medium runs,” says Ralph Hadem, Managing Director of Colour Connection GmbH, when prompted to sum up his company in a nutshell. Colour Connection, which employs 21 people at its Frankfurt site, generates 30% of its turnover and practically all new leads through its own website and shop, which was given a complete relaunch in 2018.

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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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Fujifilm unveils Uvijet OX ink set21.06.2019

Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems has today unveiled Uvijet OX – its latest high performance ink set developed exclusively for use with the new Inca Digital Onset X HS UV flatbed series. Building on the success of Fujifilm’s highly successful multi-purpose OW ink range, the Uvijet OX ink will initially be available as a six colour CMYK Lc Lm set, and will enable the new Onset X HS to print on an extensive range of rigid plastic media at high speed with maximum adhesion, cure speed and quality; helping to open up new markets for this range of printers.

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First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in Japan19.06.2019

Kyoshin Paper and Package decided to choose Heidelberg Primefire 106 as their next digital press to expand their web-to-pack business on top of the traditional packaging business by signing a contract of the first Primefire 106 in Japan in April 2019. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will install the digital printing system in Kyoshin Paper and Package´s brand-new Kanto plant in summer this year.

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FachPack: Extensive supporting programme13.06.2019

FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, will open its doors on 24 September 2019. About 1,600 exhibitors will be on hand in 12 exhibition halls to show their innovations to an expected 45,000 trade visitors. But this anniversary event “40 years of FachPack” will have a lot more to offer in addition: complementing the products and services at the trade fair itself will be an extensive supporting programme with many product presentations, special shows and award presentations.

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Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica expands12.06.2019

In response to the ever-increasing demand for flexible packaging in Asia, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has further expanded its sales capacities. Industrial solution provider, Rieckermann, will in future be assuming responsibility for sales activities in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Most extensive educational schedule to date12.06.2019

Visitors to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, the world’s “biggest label and package printing industry trade show”, will be able to deepen their technical knowledge of flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels with the introduction of dedicated expert-led master classes and a workshop. These bring the number of in-depth technical learning programs to four - the show’s most extensive educational schedule to date.

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A&R Carton expands its cold foil capabilities07.06.2019

Finely detailed metallic effects and excellent image quality has never been easier at A&R Carton Frankfurt, a member of AR Packaging. The newly invested offset printing line is extended with cold foil capabilities to answer to the demand of brilliant, repulpable premium packaging.

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Digital transformation and connected services04.06.2019

On 16th and 17th May, Koenig & Bauer invited print professionals from all over the world to an open house spotlighting the potential for digital transformation and data-driven services in commercial printing under the motto “Koenig & Bauer 4.0 – Commercial Printing & Connected Services”.

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Rotocontrol joins forces with Screen03.06.2019

Rotocontrol has joined forces with Screen to combine digital and flexo label print and finishing technologies into a single hybrid solution. This joint initiative was introduced during Screen Europe's inaugural LabelFest open house held May 15-16 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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Sappi packaging papers: improved properties28.05.2019

Sustainable materials that are easy to recycle have become decisive parameters in the choice of packaging for branded goods. Paper-based solutions play a decisive role and are increasingly replacing composite packaging. With its optimised Guard M and Guard MS papers, Sappi offers even more possibilities.

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Automation with Beil: A case study24.05.2019

As in many areas of the printing industry, the run lengths of label printers are decreasing as the number of different jobs increases. Label printing machines are also getting faster. The consequence: the printing plate demand gets higher and higher. Engelhardt Druck is Germany´s “largest wet label printer” with three locations. Together with BEIL-Registersysteme GmbH (Abensberg), Engelhardt has adapted its plate production to the current requirements.

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Fun and edgy banana packaging winner of PIDA Sweden 201923.05.2019

For the 15th year in a row, the Swedish edition of PIDA - Packaging Impact Design Award, was held in Stockholm, and this year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The students presented creative and fun ideas on how to package clothes, beauty products and confectionery in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Bois Underwear, made by students from Nackademin.

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Launch of the digital platform “Label Experts”22.05.2019

Labels give products their unique identity and influence the impulse to buy at the point of sale. Accounting for around five percent of the global print volume of approximately EUR 400 billion, today the label market has the greatest growth potential in the printing industry, and has evolved from a niche segment to a sizable industry over the last few decades.

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Koenig & Bauer spreads the word21.05.2019

Digital innovation for printers all over the world: Between 16th and 21st May, Koenig & Bauer presents a raft of new customer-centric offers based on digital transformation, as well as new and further developed data-driven services, during a series of four open house events at its facility in Radebeul. While the first two days were devoted specifically to the needs and wishes of commercial printers, their counterparts in the packaging sector becomes the centre of attention after the weekend.

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First Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8+L20.05.2019

Ultimate Paperbox, located in City of Industry, California, will expand market share with their Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8+L , which will give them the ability to consistently produce high-end products at 18,000 sheets an hour. After picking up several high-end cosmetic accounts, Ultimate Paperbox looked to the eight-color Speedmaster XL 106 with coater, Prinect Inpress Control 2 and integrated Drystar UV to satisfy their clients’ needs for high quality packaging with a gloss-matte finish.

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Fedrigoni presents sustainable luxury packaging paper17.05.2019

Fedrigoni is attending Packaging Première for the second time, the luxury packaging event held in Hall 4 of Fieramilanocity. Fedrigoni, on this occasion, will focus on the topic of Sustainable Luxury: a selection of green papers inspired by the world of luxury and fashion produced using recycled raw materials, together with certified pulp and other fibres, such as cotton.

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Flint Group introduces HexaCode ink range15.05.2019

Flint Group Paper & Board introduces HexaCode – a full range of water-based inks designed for best in class performance on corrugated board, paper bags and sacks, paper shopping bags and gift wraps. The HexaCode ink range has been designed to reduce converters’ overall total cost to print exhibiting critical key features such as optimised resolubility, excellent pH and viscosity stability, high colour strength and ease of use.

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Stora Enso launches wood-fibre-based biocomposite solutions for cosmetics, food and luxury packaging14.05.2019

Stora Enso introduces DuraSense™ by Stora Enso – wood-based biocomposites for premium cosmetics, food and luxury brands seeking alternatives to plastic packaging. With the help of DuraSense, customers who place very high demands on aesthetics and tactile values can make their packaging more eco-friendly.

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Print quality monitored down to the finest detail13.05.2019

A new eight-colour Rapida 106 with twin coaters has been in production at Bernholz Packaging in the North German town of Bad Salzuflen since November. It is the second press in this configuration at the company.

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Ohtomi purchases first MPS flexo press13.05.2019

A ten-colour EF 430 multi-substrate flexo press with the APC (Automated Print Control) package was purchased and installed by Indonesian printer Ohtomi, and marks their first MPS investment and fourth flexo press. Previously as an exclusive user of letterpress technology, Ohtomi made the initial switch to flexo ten years ago.

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Printing with process free plates08.05.2019

Kodak will be among the exhibitors at this year’s IST UV Days from May 13 to 16 in Nürtingen, Germany. The company will take advantage of this prestigious industry event to cast a spotlight on the options for UV offset printing that are opened up by the new Kodak Sonora X Process Free Plate.

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Autumn Graphics signs as Bellissima DMS partner07.05.2019

Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software company, and Apex International, announces Autumn Graphics as a contracted trade shop partner for Bellissima DMS in the Canadian and United States flexographic printing market.

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Flint Group: Thermal Flat Top Dot Plate07.05.2019

At a time when flexible packaging print quality is advancing rapidly with plate technologies such as flat top dots, specialized surfaces and screening techniques, Flint Group is proud to introduce a new thermal, flat top dot plate, nyloflex® XFH Digital. The plate was developed specifically for the wide web flexible packaging printer and is the latest addition to the portfolio of thermal plates designed to perform optimally in the nyloflex® Xpress thermal processor.

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Meech wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise06.05.2019

For the third time in ten years, Meech International has been awarded the UK’s "most prestigious award for business achievement": the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. As the company states, "this reaffirms Meech’s position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of static control, web cleaning, compressed air technology and surface cleaning products".

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New paperboard – brilliance meets function06.05.2019

In mid-April, Sappi launched its new Atelier paperboard, developed under the motto "brilliance meets function". The special feature of the new GC1 board lies in its unrivalled combination of visual and physical features. Atelier combines a large specific volume with a high stiffness, as well as a high surface quality with a unique 100-percent brightness. The folding boxboard GC1 is offered in grammages ranging from 240 to 350 g/m2.

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Grand Master produces with five Rapida 10603.05.2019

The print company Grand Master in Masis in Armenia’s Ararat region has modernised its entire machinery base since 2010. Four Rapida 106 presses are already in use at the company – and a fifth is set to join them in May. Production start-up is scheduled for early summer. At that point, the print centre will have been switched fully to sheetfed offset presses from Koenig & Bauer.

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New Gallus ECS 340 for Arvanitis03.05.2019

Flexo, screen and cold foil printing processes in one line: The Greek label printing company Arvanitis invests in a new Gallus ECS 340, a 8-colour UV flexo label printing press, in order to achieve a consistent high print quality and to increase the overall productivity.

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Koenig & Bauer road show on market trends25.04.2019

Following a very successful year in 2018, with several installations of sheetfed offset and flexo presses in Malaysia, Koenig & Bauer (SEA) organised a special road show and seminar for the region’s users and prospective customers last month.

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Digital printing papers for highest demands24.04.2019

Printing textiles and hard substrates with impressive results: this is what Transjet dye sublimation papers from Sappi stand for. The new Transjet Drive is a sublimation paper optimised for industrial printers with a glue-belt system and will be showcased for the first time at FESPA trade fair in Munich. Sappi will also be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications, the Fusion Topliner containerboard and various silicone base papers at Stand B6-B30.

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Xiamen invests in another Heidelberg Intro23.04.2019

To take advantage of the growing market for Aseptic Liquid Packaging, in 2012 Xiamen Yingsheng made a strategic decision to open a green field production facility. With a total investment of almost 40 Mio. Euro and a workshop-area of more than 100.000 sqm., they were able to produce 6 billion packs per year in the first phase.

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