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All in Print China 2018 – on course for growth

All in Print 2016 drew thousands of visitors from all over the world
After going through the Internet bubble and its subsequent burst followed by the economic crisis of 2008, countries around the world have once again begun to realize the importance of manufacturing. Today, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, based largely on the Internet of Things (IoT), is creating global development and transformational opportunities. Moreover, going forward,…

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…

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) – Announced as German trade shop for DMS plates

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) plate making facilities are now approved as trade shops to supply plates made using Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening DMS techniques (Source: Apex International)
UK • Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between UK based prepress software solutions company Hamillroad Software, and anilox roller manufacturer Apex International, approved Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) as a trade shop to supply plates made using Bellissima digitally modulated screening (DMS) to the German label market.

Amcor – Newly installed offset printer provides more speed

Amcor has installed a new offset printer to meet the growing demand for short and mid-size production runs (Source: Amcor)
SWITZERLAND • The packaging company has announced the installation of a new offset printer at its Rinteln, Germany facility to meet the growing demand for short and mid-size production runs for consumer flexible packaging. Amcor made the investment in offset printing in response to consumer brands who are changing the methods and frequency of their promotional…

Temkin – Installs PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them (Source, PCMC)
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Temkin International, a flexible film packager located in Payson, Utah, has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them by vaporizing…