ITALY • During a press conference on 18 April 2018 at the ConverDrome, the company rolled out the new hybrid Sapphire EVO package printing press, provided with a Kodak Stream inkjet system.
The new Uteco Sapphire EVO hybrid printing press. The four digital print units are positioned on top of the middle section of the machine (Source: Uteco)
UK • The prepress company has announced that Cyrel Easy Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).
GERMANY • FlexoControl 3D Plus is a mobile plate measuring device for the analysis of production parameters during flexo plate production. It measures screen rulings on flexo plates in a fineness between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).
Sibress FlexoControl 3D Plus is a measuring device for flexo plates, to observe and measure in 2D and 3D as well as for illustrated LAMS plates. (Source: Sibress)
GERMANY • The new 20Seven CI flexo is the company’s latest contribution to deliver Extended Color Gamut (ECG) solutions for a variety of printing processes and applications.
Up-close viewing of the 20Seven printing section during a recent open house event (Source: Bobst)
Uflex claims for itself, to be the first Indian company to manufacture glitter printing gravure cylinders on its direct laser engraving line.
Uflex claims for itself, to be the first Indian company to manufacture glitter printing gravure cylinders (Source: Uflex)
INDIA • Uflex is developing solutions to extend the use of flexible packaging, creating resource-optimised packaging for essential staples such as pulses, wheat flour, sugar, salt, and oil.
: Uflex is developing solutions to extend the use of flexible packaging in India (Source: Uflex)
The Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve with a hardness level of 70 Shore A, in addition to the medium (50 Shore A) and firm (60 Shore A) hardness levels.
The Flint Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY •n With the Smart Packaging prototype of a “counting folding carton”, the August Faller Group has designed a packaging solution to improve compliance and make handling the medicine easier for the patients.
The intelligent pharmaceutical packaging “Counting Device” is one of three newly developed smart packaging prototypes (Source: August Faller)
SWITZERLAND/GERMANY • Lüscher Technologies developed the new Multi Resolution Optics FleXtreme! for their digital imaging system line XPose! FlexLine 330 and 360.
The new Multi Resolution Optics FleXtreme! is now available for the digital imaging system line XPose! FlexLine 330 and 360 (Source: Lüscher Technologies)
JAPAN • The film manufacturer has collaborated with packaging manufacturer, Bio4Pack, to create a plastic-free compostable crisp pack for German organic crisps producer, myChipsbox.
Futamure cooperated with Bio4Pack and created a plastic-free compostable crisp pack
SWITZERLAND • Core 100/760 is a newly launched EB curing system for finishing of flexible packaging and label substrates printed on an HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
Core 100/760 is a new EB curing system for the finishing of flexible packaging and label substrates printed on an HP Indigo 20000 digital press (Source: ebeam Technologies)
GERMANY • The HQH Pro automatic text enhancement system for gravure printing recently impressed judges for the ERA’s Innovation Prize, who recommended the product.
ISRAEL • The company announced a number of new hardware innovations to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production.
HP Indigo offers new hardware to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production (Source: HP Indigo)
GERMANY • In keeping with the Heliograph Group strategy, Bauer Logistik expanded its storage product range by developing a new rack for flexo sleeves.
The new rack for flexo sleeves by Bauer Logistik can accommodate 725 sleeves (Source: Heliograph)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…
Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)