SWITZERLAND • Symbiex solventless fast curing adhesive introduced to the market at drupa 2016 together with Nordmeccanica’s Duplex SL One Shot lamination line, has been granted global food approval for use in the production of barrier laminates in Europe, the USA and China.
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)
GERMANY • The corrugated pre-print company will convert its entire stock of flexo printing sleeves at its Ilsenburg facility to tesa Twinlock technology. This one-of-a-kind technology allows printing plates to be mounted to cylinders and sleeves without the use of plate mounting tapes.
The tesa Twinlock sleeves are available with different surface hardness (Source: tesa Twinlock)
USA • Offering a metallic finish over fine or larger areas, foil blocking creates something special. You can select matt or gloss foils in gold, silver or other colours and, optionally, make the foiled area stand out with blind embossing.
A sample of a surface provided with foil blocking (Source: Baddeley Brothers)
SWITZERLAND • The company supplies a CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam.
The CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to be installed at Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam (Source: Bobst)
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)
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
GERMANY • At the upcoming FachPack event (25-27 September 2018) at Nuremberg, theurer.com will be presenting several innovations to do with the theurer.com C3 ERP/MIS software for print and packaging production. This year, theurer.com shows the newly developed quality assurance module and Mobile Business Intelligence. (Hall 7 Stand 7A-749)
The newly developed C3 Mobile Business Intelligence solution gives mobile access to live data from anywhere (Source: theurer.com)
JAPAN • The main value drivers that continue to lead the global packaging market are operational efficiency, food packaging safety, reduced energy consumption, cleaner work environment, and a greener earth (lower CO2 footprint).
Elex-one is a completely non-volatile EB curing ink for non-evaporative wet trapping (Source: Toyo Inks)
USA • The company announced two new six-colour PageWide high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170.
The PageWide T1190 press delivers up to 305 m/min (1000 fpm) in six colours at full press speed (Source: HP)
GERMANY • The company introduced PremiumSetter S1000, a new laser system for direct engraving of Elastomer printiong plates (metal back and Mylar back). The system uses two lasers with a total output of 1200 W.
The new PremiumSetter S1000 for the dirct engraving of Elastomer flexo plates (Source: Hell Gravure)
BELGIUM • The CDI Crystal 4835 and the Print Control Wizard are two new solutions for automated flexo platemaking.
The CDI Crystal 4835 supports the 1219 mm x 889 mm (48” x 35”) plate size and features automatic plate loading and unloading
USA • Codes printed directly onto eggs contain useful safety and traceability information such as best before dates and farm identification. Such coding fulfills a legal obligation in many countries.
The Markem-Imaje’s 9450 coder offers a performance capability of more than 250,000 eggs per hour
According to Flint Group, they are the first ink supplier to offer a cutting edge integrated press room digital colour management service – VIVO Colour Solutions! Adding to this platform, the company announced the launch of VIVO ColourSuite and VIVO ColourSuite Viewer.
Flint Group offers VIVO Color Solutions, a cutting edge integrated press room digital colour management service (Source: Flint)
ISRAEL • In today’s modern production environment, print shops are committed to realizing efficient start-to-finish printing lifecycles, be it via conventional or digital technology.
Systems like AVT Argus Turbo and Helios S Turbo, once viewed as standalone solutions, are now powered by quality workflow management cloud-based solutions (Source: AVT)