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Agfa to demo its Jeti Tauro H3300 LED flagship19.04.2019

The award-winning Jeti Tauro H3300 LED inkjet printing engine will be the centerpiece of Agfa’s FESPA booth (May 14-17, Munich), combining outstanding image quality with impressive productivity and cutting-edge automation. Other live demos on the booth: the Anapurna H3200i LED printer, and the latest version of Agfa’s Asanti workflow solution for sign & display.

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Heaford Sleeve Productivity Station16.04.2019

JM Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, says its recently introduced multi-tasking Sleeve Productivity Station (SPS) has received a response beyond expectation from world markets. Following a soft launch in 2018, the solution is already installed on four continents and reflects the global drive towards improving efficiencies among companies of every size.

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Flint launches nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate15.04.2019

The newest member of Flint Group’s family of flat top dot plates, nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate, provides greater versatility for meeting the highest standards in flexible packaging printing. A solvent-processed plate with a smooth surface designed for use with surface screening, the new flexo plate provides high solid ink density and superb highlight performance for ultimate overall print results.

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Kornit reinvents industrial polyester printing03.04.2019

Kornit Digital Ltd., a global acting company in digital textile printing innovation, today unveiled the game-changing Kornit NeoPoly Technology, which is the industry’s first digital industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester.

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New RSI® III rotary screen integration module29.03.2019

SPGPrints’ new RSI® III – the third generation of its rotary screen printing integration module for label and packaging presses – features time, safety and ergonomic innovations for increased production efficiency. Operator safety has been augmented with the introduction of guards to prevent contact with the rotating screen, squeegee pipe and gear wheels, significantly reducing the risk of injury.

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Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award28.03.2019

"Complex and iconic at the same time" – those were the words of the iF Design Award jury when praising the VariJET 106 digital press from Koenig & Bauer. They were especially convinced by the modern design language and clear colour contrasts. Accordingly, Koenig & Bauer was able to take home a "Gold Winner" trophy in the category "Product" after the grand award ceremony in Munich on 15th March.

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Avery Dennison and Mactac at FESPA 201928.03.2019

Avery Dennison is set to ‘wow’ customers at this year’s FESPA 2019 with a stunning new display booth filled with a range of their latest creations, featuring the Avery Dennison and Mactac brands. Visitors to FESPA 2019 will discover cutting-edge products and materials in car wrapping, architecture and interior decoration, highlighting Avery Dennison and Mactac innovations that help to broaden and differentiate customers’ business offerings.

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Mosca showcases modern end-of-line system26.03.2019

Artificial intelligence is replacing gray matter and robotic arms are supplanting muscle power. Automation has arrived in Asia's corrugated board market. At this year’s SinoCorrugated in Shanghai from 8 to 11 April, Mosca is demonstrating what a fully automated end-of-line solution with robotic palletizing looks like at Stand N5A110. In cooperation with Fuji Yusoki Kogyo, the company is presenting a fully automatic system consisting of an MCB-2 XT strapping machine, a Fuji Ace EC-201 palletizing robot and LCU pallet packing press.

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New folder gluer Diana Go21.03.2019

In the middle of March, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and MK Masterwork (MK) presented the new Diana Go folder gluer for the growing packaging market at an open house event in MK’s European factory in Nové Mesto, Slovakia. Among the European packaging printers taking part were representatives from the companies that have already signed the first contracts for three serial production machines.

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New 735 Bridge Series inks for UV inkjet printers18.03.2019

Nazdar Ink Technologies has launched a new high-quality alternative UV inkjet ink for printing-bridge industrial presses, HP Scitex FB7500 and FB7600. The new Nazdar 735 Ink Series for UV inkjet printing has been designed specifically to enable the creation of durable graphics where colour fidelity, adhesion and finishing are of primary importance.

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From pixel to output11.03.2019

Durst will be using the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE) at the Munich Trade Center Fair, Germany, from 12-14 March, to showcase latest developments in corrugated packaging and display printing. Software, sustainability and award-winning Durst Water Technology will all come under the microscope on its stand, Hall B6, Stand 570, where senior team members will be inviting printers and converters to discuss key pain points with conventional processes.

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Jowat SE at Empack 201911.03.2019

The adhesives specialist from Detmold will showcase a portfolio of bio-based and recycling-friendly hot melt adhesives at this year’s Empack trade fair in Dortmund (booth A23). The adhesives manufacturer’s established service concept is rounded off by sustainability and efficiency in the entire packaging process: Individual solutions for numerous bonding applications – for the last 100 years.

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Sihl at the FESPA 2019 trade fair07.03.2019

From 14 to 17 May 2019 in Munich (hall A5, booth J155), Sihl will be showing a selected range of POS products with fire safety certification to verify that they are flame retardant (building material class B1) to DIN 4102-1.

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New Pack 403 for medium to high speed07.03.2019

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the first machine of its next generation of flow wrappers on the European and Asian markets – the Pack 403. As the successor of the Pack 401, the Pack 403 is a fully-automated horizontal flow wrapper for medium to high speed wrapping. The narrow machine is ideal for wrapping bars and biscuits, as well as chocolate, cookies and crackers.

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New Metallic Colors from Pantone06.03.2019

Pantone LLC, provider of professional color standards for the design industry, introduces Pantone Metallics for Graphic and Packaging Design, a collection of metallic spot colors intended for use on printed products, packaging, branding, and other collateral.

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Tresu exhibits at ICE Europe 201904.03.2019

At ICE Europe 2019, Tresu will exhibit custom-designed retrofittable flexographic units, for integrated coating, printing and gluing on manufacturing and converting lines (Hall A5, Stand 1014, Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany, 12-14 March).

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New BASF vinyl monomer01.03.2019

With vinyl methyl oxazolidinone (VMOX), BASF offers a new vinyl monomer in commercial quantities. VMOX is particularly suitable as a reactive diluent in UV curing inks and coatings, which can for example be used for digital UV printing. In these applications, the vinyl monomer has many technical benefits compared to conventional reactive diluents and allows innovative coatings formulations with a favorable toxicological profile. BASF will be presenting VMOX for the first time at the European Coatings Show, which will be held from March 19 to 21 in Nuremberg.

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Intec flatbed cutter wins playing cards deal26.02.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, is delighted to publish glowing praise from a global producer of illustrated playing cards. After researching the market, Heritage Playing Card Company, a UK company with a global marketplace, dealt Intec a winning hand by picking a ColorCut flatbed cutter - and it revolutionised their business.

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Scodix at Hunkeler Innovationdays 201922.02.2019

Scodix will highlight the business-enhancing capabilities of its family of digital enhancement presses at Hunkeler innovationdays 2019 (February 25th-28th, stand B12). Tailored to provide print businesses of all sizes the tools to differentiate their offering with unique, attention-grabbing applications, the Ultra family comprises the business-generating Scodix Ultra 101 along with the ‘full feature’ Scodix Ultra 202.

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Laem System and Goebel IMS at ICE Europe21.02.2019

In May 2018, IMS Technologies S.p.A., parent group of the globally renowned brand Goebel IMS, and Laem System announced their strategic partnership. The goal of this synergy is to present to the market an expanded machine range for primary, secondary and converting industries as well as slitting and winding solutions. Nearly a year later both companies jointly present their comprehensive portfolio in hall A6, booth 344 at ICE Europe.

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Drewsen exhibiting at the Hunkeler Innovationdays20.02.2019

Drewsen Spezialpapiere will be exhibiting again at the Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne, Switzerland, from 25th – 28th February (booth C11 in Hall 1). They will again focus on the "high-speed inkjet" sector from their wide product range.

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Strapping solutions for the corrugated industry20.02.2019

CCE International 2019 is where corrugated and folding carton manufacturers will find the right solutions for their strapping needs at the Mosca booth in Hall B6, Stand 430. Mosca’s UCB is the ideal choice for ultrasonically strapping corrugated stacks in line with the flute – a solution offered exclusively by Mosca. The fully automated Evolution SoniXs TRC-6 enables five-sided, precision alignment of products for strapping.

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Color-Logic Certifies Kernow Metalik Silver Media19.02.2019

Kernowprint Metalik silver media is the first Kernow substrate certified by Color-Logic for the Xerox Iridesse press. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "The Iridesse Press with White Dry Ink consistently produces impressive images on Kernow Metalik silver media. The entire range of Color-Logic decorative effects, in addition to the 250 standard Color-Logic metallic colors, offer Iridesse users the ability to develop new markets and applications for their customers."

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Innovative slitting and winding solutions18.02.2019

Goebel IMS, a manufacturers of slitting and winding solutions, presents its broad portfolio of innovative machines for high-quality converting of film, paper and aluminum foil from March 12th to 14th, 2019 in hall A6, booth 344 at ICE Europe.

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Scodix strengthens digital enhancement14.02.2019

Scodix announced the commercial launch of the Scodix Ultra 101 and the Scodix Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Presses. The Scodix family of presses was developed to meet the increased demand for business-generating digital enhancement and allow print service providers (PSPs) of all sizes to target new revenue opportunities.

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Flint Group introduces AquaCode13.02.2019

Introducing AquaCode, a full technology range that embodies the very heart of Flint Group Paper & Board – an ink system that goes beyond conventional chemistries to deliver 21st century print quality while providing industry-leading environmental stewardship opportunities.

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New thermal packaging solutions for e-food12.02.2019

The European e-commerce market for food and beverages was valued at € 15.06 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 11.3 % per year. Ranpak’s new WrapPak Protector solution is designed to support that growth, by providing the food cold chain market with a sustainable and reliable way of transporting food to customers.

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Creative Freedom for brands and designers11.02.2019

Kodak announced the introduction of the new Kodak Prosper Plus Imprinting Solutions for the packaging industry. These solutions include four new imprinting components as well as food safe packaging inks and pre-coatings for folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups & plates, and ream wraps.

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Write On / Wipe Off: Drytac's WipeErase Films09.02.2019

Drytac® has announced the global availability of two new additions to its WipeErase® range of films: Drytac ReTac® WipeErase and WipeErase White are both designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere - an ideal practical solution for environments including schools, universities, offices, hospitals, retail stores and more. In addition, their anti-graffiti properties allow for easy removal of permanent markers, while they can both be branded or decorated using UV printing technology.

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Intec adds the BC480 Business Card Cutter05.02.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, continues its expansion of unique solutions by introducing the ColorCut BC480 as part of the ColorCut range of digital cutting and creasing equipment.

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ProInkjet Silk range available in low substances04.02.2019

Drewsen presents a new Premium Inkjet alternative for high quality coated papers in Offset printing. This pigment coated grade ProInkjet Silk targets high-end, full colour applications such as book printing, mailings and other commercial print requirements. It combines a smooth touch with a rich, silky surface. Brilliant colour printing as well as excellent processing properties are the main advantages.

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Visatac presents PIN Mailer security label01.02.2019

Visatac is an international company, developing technologically advanced self-adhesive materials for web-finishing, tapes, labels and large format printing. The company collaborates intensively with clients and partners in the development of taylor made solutions. Having passed the highest demanding security tests, the innovative Visapin label not only facilitates evidence of a fraudulent manipulation of information sent via mail, it’s also a highly customizable solution adaptable to the needs of the issuing company.

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Folding carton food packaging printing ink30.01.2019

With increasingly strict and regionally variable regulation of printing inks for food packaging, printers have been required to use a variety of inks in order to meet regulatory demands for European and North American markets. This has made already complex supply chains even more complicated as printers strive to comply with specific regulatory requirements for ink migration limits and raw materials that are different from one region to another.

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Intec expands ColorFlare range25.01.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, continues its expansion of unique solutions by introducing the ColorFlare CF350 and CF750 as part of the ColorFlare range of lamination and foiling equipment.

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Developers Corner: European Coatings Show 201925.01.2019

The meeting point for users of pigment preparations is booth 1-518 of prometho GmbH. The company from the Westerwald will be presenting its innovative Varionyl® pigment preparations for the first time at the ECS and invites discussions developer to developer in "Developers’ Corner". Users of low-viscosity colour dispersions can learn more about Varionyl® and its related services.

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Tractus3D introduces next level PEEK 3D Printer22.01.2019

Tractus3D is taking 3D printing high-performance materials to the next level with this month’s release of the T850P. A newly developed heated chamber provides thermal management in combination with a high temperature printhead.

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Durst: Tau 330 RSC E launch21.01.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters.

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Sustainable barrier and composite materials21.01.2019

Focus is not just placed on sustainability and innovation at this year’s Packaging Innovations in Birmingham – these are also key issues at Walki, a producer of laminates and packaging solutions. The company is presenting paper- and board-based composite materials for food and non-food packaging right through to the luxury segment. Manufacturers and branded companies in the food and non-food sectors, packaging manufacturers and designers can get information at booth D46 and seek advice about individual solutions.

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Kornit Digital launches the Atlas16.01.2019

Kornit Digital has announced the introduction of the Kornit Atlas. Following the success of Kornit’s Storm HD6 and Avalanche HD6 / HDK, the Atlas is the first instance of the company’s next-generation direct-to-garment printing platform, providing garment decorators and screen printers a unique tool for mastering the current and future challenges of the textile supply chain.

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W&H: Spare Parts in Record Time11.01.2019

In the event of (imminent) machine downtime, machine spare parts are often required in record time. Windmöller & Hölscher has 90 percent of all required original spare parts directly available from stock. But there are also rare consumables or old machine parts that are not stored. The W&H express production closes this gap: Simple to medium complex machine components that have been manufactured to customer specifications (drawing parts), can be rebuilt and delivered in less than 24 hours.

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Xeikon qualifies Ahlstrom-Munksjö Wallstar Digital09.01.2019

Xeikon, a "market leader in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging as well as the graphic arts printing industry" and a subsidiary of the Flint Group, today reported that it has qualified Ahlstrom-Munksjö Wallstar Digital® nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.

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Hunkeler has three new surprises in store09.01.2019

At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 Hunkeler Systeme AG presents three new developments: the cutting modules SSM-570, the HDDS 20 as well as the compact suction system HKU 2000-N.

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Xeikon launches Walldeco Discovery Solution17.12.2018

Xeikon’s breakthrough Walldeco Discovery Solution will convincingly demonstrate affordable, cost effective short run wall decoration production at the Heimtextil 2019 trade fair that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8 to 11 2019 - Hall 3.0 booth J65. The complete end-to-end digital solution will deliver 1200 dpi at speeds up to 300 m²/hour. The central element in the solution is the 4-colour Xeikon 3050 entry level industrial production press.

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New quality standards with K-Supply UV inks14.12.2018

Komori Europe and Siegwerk have successfully partnered since 2016, when the international manufacturer of printing presses selected Siegwerk, one of the global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, as its European partner to manufacture high sensitivity "K-Supply UV inks" exclusively designed for Komori’s innovative H-UV/ LED system. Together both are now successfully marketing the new inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and have already built up a strong market position across the region with a continuously growing customer base.

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Esko launches Software Platform release 18.0.110.12.2018

Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on.

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Digital and rotary screen solutions04.12.2018

SPGPrints will showcase its digital and rotary screen printing solutions for home furnishing and interior decor markets at Heimtextil 2019 (Hall 3, Level 1, Stand B17), 8 – 11 January, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

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Drytac reveals new advertising product15.11.2018

Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™ combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

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DSM confirms two new product launches13.11.2018

DSM announces it will unveil two new Additive Manufacturing products. It does so on the eve of the kick-off of global trade fair Formnext, taking place in Frankfurt, which sees the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers, innovators and influencers in Additive Manufacturing convene.

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DMK Relaunches Baby Nutrition in New Sealio® Packaging from Ar Packaging07.11.2018

The DMK Group is Germany’s largest dairy company and targets the growing infant milk formula (IMF) with its Humana brand. When investing in the conversion of its Strückhausen plant into a dedicated infant milk formula site, DMK chose to go for the Sealio packaging and a long term partnership with A&R Carton, a member of AR Packaging. The composite can’s superior product safety and ease of use for consumers are the key decisive factors for this strategic move.

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Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 201825.10.2018

Dursthas won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the Delta WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS machine.

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New Software Pack for Jetmaster Printers23.10.2018

Barberan S.A. presents its new development for the Jetmaster Series; a new software pack to meet customer’s needs, with new functions and a new user interface.

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Ricoh Empowers Print Providers to Broaden Revenue Streams23.10.2018

Progressive printers and Sign and Display specialists’ needs for faster short run production, broader job capabilities and enhanced productivity will be met by Ricoh‘s two new next generation Ricoh Pro™ L5130/L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers. These will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019.

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