SWITZERLAND • The French packaging solutions company CPC has invested in three flatbed die-cutters and a rotogravure machine from Bobst.
The RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
Electrostatic printing assist (ESA) generally improves print quality, since it helps to eliminate missing dots. But if the press operator has selected the wrong ESA system or uses it incorrectly, it can itself cause problems with gravure printing presses.
An ESA system in a
gravure printing station
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.
(Source: G&K TechMedia)
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.
With Print4All, show organiser Fiera Milano offers a new event show concept to the printing and converting industries. Flexo & Gravure Global asked some exhibitors about their opinion concerning their assessment of the new concept and their individual expectations and products on display.
Costanza Cerutti - Senior head of marketing, sales, advertising and PR
Officine Meccaniche Giovanni Cerutti (Source: Cerutti)
SWITZERLAND • The company has announced the official opening on 16 May 2018 of Bobst Changzhou Co. Ltd, its second production facility in China. Titled “China 4.0 – Beyond your packaging future” the formal inauguration will be followed by two days of open house events on 17 and 18 May.
3D view of the new Bobst Changzhou competence centre (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • At Milan, the company will display some of its technological products: the newest AR 750 contact web cleaner and the HC contactless cleaning head with regard to dust removal. (Hall 18 Stand F16-G16)
A selection of ACE’s electrostatic print assist products for gravure printing (Source: ACE)
MALAYSIA • Carina Shia has been appointed new sales manager for Southeast Asia.
Carina Shia is the new sales manager for Southeast Asia supporting KBA-Flexotecnica (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
Initially released in 1997, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 6.0 is the sixth major revision of this publication. It is designed to provide all members of the flexo supply chain with the technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print results. FIRST is a set of specifications, not standards. When followed, these…
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)
ITALY • At the upcoming Print4All show in Milan, the company will exhibit its R98X gravure press for packaging and specialties printing.
The Cerutti R98X gravure press for packaging and specialties printing will be on display at the upcoming Print4All show (Source: Cerutti)
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)
AUSTRIA • To strengthen its position in the sector of premium packaging for the confectionary and tea market, the company acquired several respective manufacturers from the Clondalkin Group.
GERMANY • The HQH Pro automatic text enhancement system for gravure printing recently impressed judges for the ERA’s Innovation Prize, who recommended the product.
AUSTRIA • The company has increased its size by aquiring from the Netherlands’ based Clondalkin Group Cats-Hänsel. This includes three sites: Cats Flexibles Packaging in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Hänsel Flexible Packaging in Freital, Germany, as well as Nimax in Elst, Netherlands. Through this transaction, Schur Flexibles has strengthened its position in the sector of premium…