USA • Harper Corporation of America announced that Ronald “Lee” Kluttz has assumed the position of president of Harper Corporation of America and Harper International Corporation. Kluttz is the grandson of founders Ron and Katherine Harper.
Ronald “Lee” Kluttz has risen through the ranks of the company during his many years of service
The fast and secure achievement of in-house standards for CMYK and special colours is an important production factor for high-quality packaging printing. Systems for in-line spectral measurement on printing presses becomes a central component if integrated in a complete colour workflow. This article provides information on the reasonable use of this technology and gives an…
GERMANY • Hell Gravure Systems said its XtremeEngraving system has opened up a new field of application – engraving coarse screens on transfer rollers to enable white background printing. Under certain conditions, one white cylinder is all that’s necessary with the system. Conventional engraving, however, usually requires two printing cylinders.
The back-cover white deposit below leads to a significantly more memorable print image, above (click to enlarge)
GERMANY • KBA-Flexotecnica said it will be showcasing its new CI flexo Neo XD LR Hybrid at drupa at the 3,000 sqm (32,292 sqft) KBA stand (Hall 16, Stand C47-1). It is engineered for printing with solvent and water-based inks as well as curing ink systems, such as LED-UV and EB.
The printing tower of the NEO XD LR is engineered for all ink and drying systems currently popular in CI flexo printing
GERMANY • Grafikontrol will introduce its platform Total Quality Control at 360° (TQC-360) at drupa (Hall 15, Stand A11). Its TQC-360 platform is a modular platform developed to provide printers with a solution to guarantee quality.
DENMARK • Tresu Group introduced its MaxiPrint Concept, a carbon-fibre or ceramic chamber that comprises a chamber doctor blade, inking system and cleaning system. Suited for wide web and corrugated flexo applications, the company says it offers corrosion-resistance; fast, automatic internal cleaning; improved quality consistency; and reduced ink loss.
The ink change and cleaning cycle is typically completed within approximately five minutes with its system, Tresu said
TURKEY • Heliograph’s competence in rotogravure cylinder production is prized globally, the company said, and it cites Turkish Bakioglu Holding as an example, which has seven installed HelioKlischograph K500 engraving output devices. With 11 locations, it’s Turkey’s leading corporate group of companies for the production of flexible packaging.
Gravure International in Izmir, (from left to right): Managing director Ender Özmergen, production engineer Didem Gül, process engineer Ilkin Soylu, production and maintenance manager Kadir Camci
SWEDEN • Marvaco Oy announced it acquiried the operations of Kostym Designindustries AB, which specialise in packaging artwork design and operate in Central Sweden. Kostym, operating in Karlstad, has consumer goods experience and high-level technological knowledge, the company said.
The staff at Kostym, Olle, Ludwig, Bea, Frans, Madelene and Helén, are now working with Marvaco
SWITZERLAND • Dutch clothing manufacturer Vlisco had a demanding task for Daetwyler developers. Its famous Africa Print fabrics – produced and printed using a complex wax procedure – presented the CFM P1610 with great challenges. A creative solution was needed.
GERMANY • Kampf announced it will present its slitting and winding products for web-shaped materials at drupa (Hall 10, Booth B41). With the slogan “Beyond slitting and winding,” Kampf aims to present the systematic approach to the development of cross-process and safer solutions for the smart production landscape of the future.
The Kampf Autoslit III
USA • Brookfield AMETEK announced its latest DVE Viscometer featuring a new user interface and keypad. The updated device has a contemporary design, adopting the look and feel of the DV1, DV2T and DV3T family, the company said.
The updated DVE Viscometer offers a choice of scientific units for viscosity measurement including both cgs units
GERMANY • Esko announced it will introduce new flexo platemaking machines at drupa (Hall 8B, Stand A23) that it says will increase consistency and simplify the platemaking operation. The XPS Crystal 5080, a new flexo plate LED-UV exposure device, combines UV main and back exposure in a single operation.
The XPS Crystal 5080, a new flexo plate LED-UV exposure device, combines UV main and back exposure in a single operation
GERMANY • The American manufacturer of splicing and web handling technology will be exhibiting its products at drupa. It plans to demonstrate its systems in Hall 3, Stand D53, including a new web transport technology called Airnertia.
The TMSL is a versatile freestanding automatic splicer that can handle a variety of substrates including film, non-wovens and foam
USA • Color Management Group (CMG) announced it will distribute a special bundle of Color-Logic for packaging and prototyping applications. CMG debuted its new solution for the packaging market in March at the Flexographic Technical Association’s annual Infoflex.
GERMANY • Zünd announced digital cutting solutions and intelligent automation are the focus of its exhibit at drupa. Under the banner “Double your productivity…”, Zünd will present a variety of finishing solutions in Hall 9, Booth C05.
Zünd will introduce a cutting system at drupa it says is guaranteed to set new standards in productivity