The angles of amplitude modulated screens (AM screens) is quite a current printing problem. Even so it hardly attracts the interest of experts and the solutions available are anything but satisfactory. However potential future developments could make this issue a major focus of concern.
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Andy Cave Whatever name you know it by – fixed palette, Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG), extended process, N-colour, or something else – the objective is the same: To simulate spot colours using screen tint builds of four or more colours to provide more choice to brand owners while increasing production throughput and reducing costs. The…
A narrow web sample, printed at MPS in Holland. The sample uses Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT anilox, MacDermid Graphics Solutions' LUX ITP 60 plates. The sample includes a panel of perfectly smooth screen tint builds to simulate spot colours (Source: Hamillroad)
The plain packaging ruling intended World Trade Organisation (WTO) could severely affect the food and drink industry.
Soon a thing of a colourful past? WTO intends plain packaging ruling (Source: PA)
GERMANY • For the 25th time, the TOP 100 competition selected the most innovative mid-sized companies in Germany. Among these leaders this year is Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik. In the independent selection process, the company was particularly convincing in the categories “climate of innovation” and “innovation success”.
(Left to right:) Dr Stephan Witt (COO Kampf), Ranga Yogeshwar, and Lutz Busch (CEO Kampf) accepted the TOP 100 trophy (Source: KD Busch/compamedia)
GERMANY • The consulting company held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City this June. In both countries the flexo printing industry is developing quite well, but current developments and techniques were novelties for the attending experts.
Flexofit held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Flexofit)
THE NETHERLANDS • Hybrid printing – this term has been used in the printing and converting industry for a long time. What is new about the inline combination of different processes? Bert van den Brink, technical director from MPS Systems talked to NarrowWebTech editor Rosina Obermayer about the role of significance of digital and hybrid printing…
Bert van den Brink, technical director at MPS (Source: MPS Systems)
SWITZERLAND • The digital inspection table incorporates digital projection for the proofing of printed sheets and die-cut blanks, whilst providing real-time visual representations to match product with digital proofs.
The digital inspection table is designed to drive quality assurance, productivity and virtually remove print production errors
ITALY • During the Print4All show in Milan the team of Flexo & Gravure Global took some time to produce a video with Dott. Stefano Squarcina (KBA-Flexotecnica).
ITALY • We took the chance to talk to Fabrizio Imarisio from Cerutti Packaging Equipment during the Print4All show in Milan. In this interview he presents the new gravure press R98X.
GERMANY • In June of this year the second Converting 4.0 network meeting, organised by Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik took place.
Kampf CEO Dr Stephan Witt opens the second Converting 4.0 network meeting at codecentric AG in Solingen (Source: codencentric)
GERMANY • As Head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and Senior Head of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV), Prof Johannes Schilp is intensively involved in the Industrie 4.0 process worlds. In this interview, he talks about the status of Print 4.0,…
Prof Johannes Schilp is head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and senior hjead of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV) (Source: VDMA)
ITALY • In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene. POAL is a polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite recovered from food packaging (commonly known as TetraPak).
Ecoallene is a new green material made of POAL (Polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite) recovered from food packaging. The main application fields are: automotive, building, giftware and general tools (Source: Amut)
GERMANY • Rudolf Supe-Dienes and Miriam Supe-Dienes received the “Special Mention” award of the German Brand Award, which honours work for special aspects of brand management and the commitment to the competitiveness of German brands.
Rudolf Supe-Dienes and Miriam Supe-Dienes accepting the "Special Mention" award of the German Brand Award (Source: Lutz Sternstein)
A step into the breach for packaging Phrases like “50 years down the road we will have more plastic than fish in the oceans” or “An estimated 300 million tonnes of plastic now litters the oceans, with around eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year”;“ Animals from the deepest and most remote…
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SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry opens a new office in Moscow, to enhance the support provided to customers in this region and in all CIS countries.