Part 9: Jens Adrio (Siegwerk)

Survey among package printers: Looking back into 2017 and trends in 2018

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Jens Adrio Head of corporate development - Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
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. In the ninth and last part of this survey, Jens Adrio, head of corporate development at Siegwerk, talks about unstable supply situation…

Print4All – International brand leaders continue to sign up

Print4All will take place at Fiera Milano (Source: Print4All)
ITALY • Canon and Agfa, among others, have recently confirmed their presence at the upcoming congress. Moreover, according to the organisers, many more major converting and package printing brands have also chosen to support the project. This helps ensure that, culminating in Print4All itself (taking place from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano), the…

Flint Group – Reports success with tests of Flex-Punkt ITR photopolymer sleeves

ITR sleeves form an endless, round printing plate which creates no seams between the beginning and the end of the print (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • Various packaging applications need an all-rounder when it comes to flexographic printing forms. In this context, Flex-Punkt and Flint Group have been testing an ITR (in-the-round) photopolymer sleeve. The principle is that ITR sleeves form an endless printing plate. They are imaged as a round shape, which creates no seam between the beginning and…

Fogra – 6th Colour Management Symposium

The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: "Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing - CMYK++" (Source: Fogra)
GERMANY • The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: “Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing – CMYK++”.

Soma – Awarded Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate

From L to R: Soma’s marketing manager Peter Blasko, project manager Roman Dresler, commercial director Pavla Kusa, Technology Center manager Zbynek Zemanek and technology specialist Martin Shejbal (Source, Marvaco)
CZECH REPUBLIC •  The Czech manufacturer of flexo-printing machines was awarded the Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate recognising the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology. Soma is a flexo press manufacturer with a capability to build stable and accurate flexo…

Westpak Oy Ab – Awarded Europe’s first EGP partnership certificate

From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.

Uteco Group – Opens new customer support office for Asian Pacific markets

Jörg E. Kullwitz, Uteco’s chief representative for Asia Pacific, has opened a new office out of Singapore to support existing and potential customers (Source, Uteco)
ITALY • To better support customers in the growing packaging markets in the Asian Pacific region, Uteco has opened an office in Singapore. Serving in this capacity, Jörg E. Kullwitz has been appointed as Uteco’s chief representative in the Pacific Asian region to support existing and potential customers as well as the current Uteco sales team…