With a glimpse towards the future, Flexo & Gravure Global asked a variety of suppliers to the package printing industries for their thoughts and strategies around the expanding Asian markets. Collectively, each respondent emphasized that their growth strategies revolve around and often hinge upon successfully navigating the changing economics and demographics involved in Asia’s financial…
ITALY • The Print4All exhibition takes place from 29th May to the 1st June 1018 in Milan, with a new extended format offering a wide showcase of printing and converting technologies in all market segments.
At display at Print4All. The new 20Seven CI flexo press, suitable for both conventional or extended colour gamut printing (Source: Bobst)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018.
ITALY • During the upcoming Print4All show in Milan, Bobst will present a number of solutions for the flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated board industries.
The Bobst RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • Two new K5 Smart XXL engraving units for gravure printing cylinder have been installed at the decor print shop Interprint in Arnsberg.
Following successful completion of the beta test, a second K5 Smart XXL was installed at Interprint Group in 2017
(Souce: Hell Gravure Systems)
MALAYASIA • The young company has focused on the printing of fast-food packaging and operates from headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. To accommodate a flood of new business, production capacity needed to be expanded. After a series of visits to companies in Europe, the company decided to invest in an ultramodern flexo printing line from KBA-Flexotecnica, a…
Holding a framed image of the new printer after signing the purchase contract (L to R): Ratha Kerisnan, managing director IPP; Andrea Dallavalla, KBA-Flexotecnica; and Andreas Friedrich, managing director KBA Asia-Pacific (Source: KBA)
GERMANY • The global Federation of National Associations for the Speciality Print Industry (FESPA), will open the educational and experiential area at the Global Print Expo 2018 at Messe Berlin, 15-18 May 2018. FESPA will showcase the commercial and production advantages of digital print for corrugated packaging and retail display applications, aiming to highlight to packaging…
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
SPAIN • Since their corporate alliance began in 2005, the global group has purchased and installed several laminators and slitters throughout its production facilities. Three of the new S1 DTs will be integrated with the other Comexi slitters in Wipak’s Walsrode, Germany plant as part of a push towards complete automation in its slitting section. The…
Comexi’s S1 DT is a double turret slitting machine with regulating and control elements that provides the opportunity for high production rates
GERMANY • In November 2017, the first Converting 4.0 network meeting took place at Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik.
Professor Dr-Ing Christin Brecher, deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT during his lecture on “Networked, Adaptive Production - Today and in the Future” (Source: Kampf)
USA • International Global Solutions Corporation (IGT), has specified Martin Automatic equipment for both ends of its new 20-colour Danish-built Tresu flexo press.
Martin LRH automatic rewinder fitted to IGT’s existing Gallus Intro line – an MBX unwind/splicer and LRH rewinder will start work on IGT’s new Tresu line later in 2017
(Source: Nick Coombes)
SPAIN • Both companies presented their latest innovations and solutions during an open house event called Flexo Innovation Day, which has held on 24th October at Comexi’s facilities.
The Flexo Innovation Day was directed to South-West European clients and more than 50 managing and technical directors joined together (Source: Comexi)
India • From 26 to 28 October 2017, the first edition of the trade fair trio comprising pacprocess India, indiapack and food pex India will rank top of the agenda at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre in New Delhi.
CHINA • Eight months ago, Esko promised the Asian platemaker that it would transform its prepress operations. Now both companies have determined the promise complete. Yuncheng Plate-Making Co. Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Shanghai, China. It produces rotogravure printing, embossing, die-cutting, hot stamping, soft rotogravure and ceramic cylinders as well as flexo…
GERMANY • How is the current and future status of flexo printing forms? Flexo & Gravure Global asked seven suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinion. Find the whole market survey in our shop as free download.