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Scodix: New product lineup at drupa

Scodix, provider of digital embellishment solutions, gears up for a display at drupa as it announces that two new presses will be launched at the show, the Scodix Ultra 2500 SHD and the Scodix Ultra 6500 SHD. In addition to Scodix SHD (Smart High Definition) technology, the two new presses also see the debut of Scodix MLE (Multi-layer Enhancement) and Scodix AI, an automated embellishment creator tool.

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Changes in the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Jürgen Otto (59, photo) will become the new CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on July 1, 2024. He succeeds Dr. Ludwin Monz, who will resign from his position as Chairman of the Management Board at his own request and in agreement with the Supervisory Board. At the end of June 30, 2024, Monz will step down from the Management Board of Heidelberg. The Supervisory Board passed a resolution to this effect on April 19, 2024.

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Bobst Application Management: A new hands-on consulting service

A brand owner at a medium sized snack company sits in her office and signs off on a new brand of peanuts. A year later, a man walks into a shop, browses the shelves for a snack, likes the look of the packaging and chooses the new brand.

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of process free plates

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of true process free printing plates in the world. The current Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plate is the result of Kodak's continued efforts to drive the sustainable transformation of plate technology through extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development.

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Heidelberg: Up to 20 percent increase in overall productivity

Cost pressure, the skills shortage, and sustainability – print shops worldwide need to contend with all these issues and yet remain competitive. Throughout the printing industry, the costs per printed sheet are a measure of how competitive a print shop is. Boasting numerous innovative features, the new machine generation from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) cuts costs, helps alleviate the skills shortage, and improves print shops’ sustainability.

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Brodnax 21C Packaging to enhance collectability of trading cards with Scodix embellishments

Scodix announces the sale and installation of a Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD Press to Brodnax 21C Packaging. As experts in the high-end trading card market, particularly sports trading cards, Brodnax plans initially to dedicate the Scodix press to this market. The Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD Press is ideally suited to the application as it combines variable data foiling capabilities with intricate detail and fine clarity across a multitude of embellishment effects – including embossed or flat foil, foil-on-foil, and 3D holographic effects.

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New UK Sales Manager at MPS

MPS announces the appointment of Sebastian Bolingbroke as the new UK Sales Manager. With a wealth of experience and a passion for driving success, Sebastian brings a unique perspective to the MPS team. Sebastian Bolingbroke joins MPS with a strong background in print and production management, having closely collaborated with the company for many years. His decision to join MPS was inspired by the company's commitment to technology, innovation, and print performance, distinguishing MPS machines as “standouts in the market”.

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DuPont announces price increase for Cyrel® products

DuPont™ Cyrel® Flexographic Solutions is implementing up to 7% price increase on selected Cyrel® plates, Round photopolymer sleeves and Flexosol-i washout solvent starting from April 15th, 2024.

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XSYS honored with FPPA Award

XSYS, specialist for the global flexographic printing industry, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the FPPA Innovation Excellence Award 2024 for the fully automatic ThermoFlexX Catena+ platemaking line. Received during the association’s 25th annual conference, which was held on 26 February, in Indian Wells, California, the award recognizes the continued commitment of XSYS to providing groundbreaking innovations that allow prepress operations and converters to produce brilliant results.

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ERA welcomes Rossini SpA as a new member

The European Rotogravure Association (ERA) is delighted to announce the addition of Rossini SpA to its prestigious network. Rossini SpA, recognized for its expertise in the production of rotogravure and flexographic printing solutions, emphasizes its commitment to innovation and quality in the industry. Since its establishment in 1928, the company has secured a leading position through the development of patented products like the Speedwell Sleeve and Carbon Fiber Carrier, demonstrating its innovative approach.

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Successful Digital & Webfed Technology Days at Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer has ramped up its environmental and sustainability offerings by unveiling future innovations for customers as the build-up to drupa continues. The next generation technologies in packaging décor printing technology and flexo specialisms were explored in depth during the Digital & Webfed Technology Days.

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Incoming orders 2023: Moderate decline overall

More orders from Germany and the euro partner countries, but a double-digit decline in orders from countries outside the eurozone: The German food processing and packaging machinery industry closed 2023 with a real decline in incoming orders of 4 percent.

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