USA • The “Inkjet Age of Materials Conference 2018” addresses the challenges, options, and opportunities associated with future inkjet materials requirements, technology choices, drivers & barriers, and other issues required to effectively implement inkjet ink and fluids technologies for applications expansion and diversification.
SWITZERLAND • The French packaging solutions company CPC has invested in three flatbed die-cutters and a rotogravure machine from Bobst.
The RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • The mechanical engineering company founded its own subsidiary in Poland in June 2018. The specialist for machines for the production of flexible packaging has been active in the Polish market for almost thirty years with a representative office.
The new Windmöller & Hölscher subsidiary in Poland is headed by Torsten Berding, sales manager Europe North (Source: W&H)
UK • The global market for inkjet printing will grow at an annual rate of 9.4% and will be worth USD 109 billion in 2023, according to “The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023”, a brand new market report from Smithers Pira. This contrasts positively with the general outlook for the print industry where growth is…
ITALY • Dr Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica, taking over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s supervisory board as chairman.
Dr Peter Lechner has been at the helm of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica as new CEO since May (Source: KBA Flexotecnica)
CHINA n Under the motto “Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing”, the 7th All in Print China (AIP) show will be held on October 24-28, 2018 in Shanghai.
Digital printing requires a dedicated prepress workflow. This means that the most suitable solutions for data handling and colour management have to be chosen in order to achieve maximum operating efficiency.
The installation of a digital
printing press is not enough
as it is also necessary to
adjust the workflow
The company has announced the sale of its 2,500th license of Packz, its native PDF editor for labels and packaging. Autajon, who entered a partnership deal with Hybrid Software will implement almost one hundred Packz licenses across its production sites worldwide.
When it comes to making a final decision on which printing process to choose for labels and packaging, the print service provider must take into consideration quality, substrate, volume, budget and schedule. These are the requirements that typically drive the choice of printing method.
The high number of products on the shelf makes the run length of packaging and labels shrink
In order to address increasing concerns about plastic waste and food safety, several printers and suppliers in the UK and Ireland were asked for their thoughts on what many consider to be a growing crisis. The European Flexographic Industry Association approached its members about this topic and found that innovation is the dominant response to…
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JFM has worked hard to standardise the prepress process and implement technology to meet evolving customer needs
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
The clogging of the cells of laser-engraved ceramic anilox rollers with contaminants and dried ink impairs the printing quality. This means that contaminated rollers need to be cleaned as soon as possible after printing. Different procedures are available for this purpose.
Cleaning procedures for
Digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the interior décor business. Not only can these items be produced more rapidly and with less waste than with traditional manufacturing processes, digital printing offers the ability to customize – or even personalize – interior décor.
Electrostatic printing assist (ESA) generally improves print quality, since it helps to eliminate missing dots. But if the press operator has selected the wrong ESA system or uses it incorrectly, it can itself cause problems with gravure printing presses.
An ESA system in a
gravure printing station
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate supports print shops in stabilizing the production process, while also bringing additional benefits. Processed in water with only a small amount of mild detergent, the plate does not absorb water. Therefore, it does not swell, which keeps the plates stable throughout the entire plate making process by providing…
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate (Source: Toyobo)