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)
GERMANY • The company announced changes to their global team effective 1st of June.
Jan Scharfenberg has been named regional business leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa for DuPont Advanced Printing
SPAIN • The manufacturer of flexo presses and converting equipment together with Apex, Esko, Sun Chemical, Dupont and Cauchos Puntes joined together in a practical session at the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre to analyze advantages of expanded gamut versus direct color printing.
UK • The prepress company has announced that Cyrel Easy Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African…
Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African technical manager (Source, DuPont)
The MosquitoPaQ outdoor zone no-bite spatial repellent by PPI Technologies Group has earned a gold award in the DuPont “Awards for Packaging Innovation”. The package demonstrated a clever use of a frangible sealed pouch for this new application of mosquito repellent.
The package for the MosquitoPaQ outdoor zone no-bite spatial repellent earned a DuPont gold award (Source: DuPont)
USA • In the run up to Infoflex 2017, the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) largest exhibition of the year, organizers have announced the expansion of their Solutions Theater symposium. The two-day production of intensive networking and learning activities and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technologies is designed to enhance exhibit goers’ learning experiences.
Infoflex 2017 logo
TAIWAN • This edition of the Bobst and partners’ roadshow held in Taipei on 14 December attracted 140 participants from 70 companies in the printing and packaging industry to hear about the latest innovations and trends in flexible packaging and labels.
Eric Pavone, business development director of Bobst business unit and Willy Yang of IFC addressing the delegates of the Taiwanese packaging industry
USA • Anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced that it will be kicking off its 2017 Harper Roadshow in Clemson, South Carolina.
Harper’s management team invites industry professionals to sign up for the company’s 2017 Roadshow
UKRAINE • On 28 October, 3M, in partnership with DuPont Advanced Printing Cyrel and LLC Repro Studio Dialog, Ukraine, arranged an international flexo conference, “Optimization of the technological process at the flexo printing industry: modern technologies, ways to achieve high and precise printing quality”.
The event had more than 100 participants, representatives of flexo printing industry from all regions of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, Azerbaijan and Poland
USA • DuPont Advanced Printing announced the launch of the newest addition to the DuPont Cyrel Easy plate platform, DuPont Cyrel Easy EPC, a soft digital plate with a built-in flat top dot developed especially for the postprint corrugated printers.
PHILLIPINES • Bobst announced that its roadshow in Manila on 24 August provided a good setting and opportunity for Bobst and its partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label manufacturing industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.
Addressing regional drivers for growth, speakers from Daetwyler Graphics and Daetwyler SwissTec, DuPont, Esko, Henkel, Macchi and Rossini spoke about their solutions as well
GHANA • Flexofit announced it held its first international Flexofit Seminar in Accra, Ghana on 6 September. The Labadi Beach Hotel welcomed European industry experts from printing industry companies and the local audience in the Omanye Conference Centre.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Accra in September
USA • DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that at their respective special stockholder meetings, both voted to approve all necessary proposals to complete the merger. The companies call this a key milestone in the process to merge the two and then later pursue the intended spins of three independent companies.
GERMANY • DuPont Advanced Printing launched the DuPont Cyrel Fast 2000TD system, which provides quality and productivity in a mid-size format for flexible packaging and tag and label applications, the company said.
The DuPont Cyrel Fast 2000TD system displayed at drupa