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Köstlin completes Miraclon certification for Flexcel NX plates

Köstlin Prepress Services, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has successfully completed the Miraclon Certification program for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates. The program evaluates Flexcel NX System users’ ability to meet stringent international flexo platemaking standards set by Miraclon. It represents a feature set that drives efficiency, repeatability, and consistent quality in flexo platemaking, and is also supported by extensive data measurement series and analyses.

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Printwerk installs Jeti Tauro H3300 S LED wide-format printing system

For more than 32 years, printwerk has been offering consulting and project planning services, as well as printing, construction and assembly. It thus combines multiple trades under one roof. Printwerk started as a craft business in the areas of advertising and screen printing, yet gradually grew, leading to the expansion of its production area to 2,500 square meters with a new building in Erlangen in 2003. Today, the company utilizes various printing techniques and processes such as UV, solvent, dye, and sublimation in its production. The printwerk team is also responsible for the finishing and assembly of the final products.

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Change at the helm of Koenig & Bauer UK

Koenig & Bauer appoints long-serving and successful Sales Director, Chris Scully, as the new Managing and Sales Director of its UK subsidiary. Scully, who has headed up sales in the UK for 18 years will now take over the role of Managing Director from Andrew Pang in addition to his sales responsibilities.

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Igepa Belux takes over exclusive distribution for the MBO Group in Belgium and Luxembourg

As from now the folding machines and automation solutions of MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH will be distributed exclusively by Igepa Belux in Belgium and Luxembourg. Dirk Salens, CEO of Igepa Belux: “Igepa Belux strongly believes in the future of the printing industry. As a value-added wholesaler, we want to assist our customers with knowledge, information, excellent consumables and various media. We also offer strong technological solutions, both for offset and digital printing markets. We are therefore pleased to announce a new partnership with suppliers Komori and MBO. Their printing presses and finishing machines help our printing customers work more efficiently. Both brands strengthen Igepa Belux's technology range.”

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FlexoPlatte invests in PureFlexo™ Printing

Mexican prepress provider, FlexoPlatte, based in Guadalajara, has invested in PureFlexo Printing from Miraclon to offer its customers the increased productivity and reduced downtime enabled by the technology. Ferel Garay, FlexoPlatte owner, said: “When we saw the on-press efficiency benefits that PureFlexo Printing could deliver, it became essential for us to invest in the technology as we continually strive to push – and help our customers push – the boundaries of flexo. As with all Flexcel NX Technology, the opportunity with PureFlexo Printing to maximize the return on investment, including the ability to optimize ink usage, on-press performance and plate stability, is a game-changer for flexo printing.”

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Single pass inside-outside printing

Koenig & Bauer Celmacch offers the new technology of inside and outside printing in a single pass to all companies of the corrugated industry. The two-sides printing in one single working process allows not only a significant increase of efficiency, but also a considerable reduction of production costs.

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Mondi scoops RISI PPI Product Innovation Award with paper-based Hug&Hold solution

Mondi has won the coveted PPI Award in the Product Innovation category for its Hug&Hold packaging solution. The Fastmarkets Forest Products PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Hug&Hold is a paper packaging solution designed and developed to wrap and transport PET beverage bottles, replacing plastic shrink wrap. It is a recyclable 100% paper-based solution, comprising a kraft paper sleeve and a corrugated clip to secure the bottles and offer a comfortable handle for transportation.

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Hunkeler Innovationdays

Expectations exceeded with 6,700 visitors

In the fourteenth edition of Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023, the industry event once again achieved a record number of visitors. With 6,700 visitors, the attendance rate was slightly above the level of 2019. After the four-year pandemic break, the approximately 100 exhibitors were very satisfied with the complete success.

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XSYS launches nyloflex® FTV Digital plate for high-end flexible packaging

XSYS has announced the introduction of nyloflex® FTV Digital, a hard durometer photopolymer plate for flexographic printing of flexible packaging with solvent inks. Developed with inherent flat-top dot technology and a smooth plate surface, the new plate formulation will appeal to customers serving brand owners who require the highest-quality printing of film-based substrates, while also offering maximum flexibility and higher productivity.

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New sheetfed offset technology for the Edelmann Group’s Norderstedt plant

Edelmann Norderstedt started production on a half-format Rapida 76 (sheet formats up to 605 × 720 mm) in summer last year. Access to the latest production features was the primary goal of this investment in a high-performance six-colour press with coater and extended delivery. After all, the new high-performance press is expanding the company’s product portfolio by enabling UV finishing in an inline process. The ability to apply UV coatings in-house will also increase its product depth.

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Manroland Goss rethinks packaging printing

Rethinking packaging printing: The focus is on the Varioman packaging printing solution, which is pioneering the way for the future of printing thanks to proven manroland Goss technology. Web offset technology offers several sustainable aspects, such as printing with solvent-free offset inks. Additionally, the renowned press manufacturer is driving forward the topic of bio-based packaging barriers in the development project entitled Green, as a means to reduce unnecessary plastic waste in the long term.

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CCE International & InPrint Munich 2023

From 14 to 16 March 2023, the corrugated, cardboard and printing community will gather for the 6th edition of CCE International at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. CCE International is the industry’s first port of call when it comes to sourcing new technologies in corrugated and folding carton production in Europe. The show features a popular series of Open Seminars, complemented by the offerings of the newly integrated InPrint Munich event brand with its high-profile conference programme on industrial printing. CCE International is co-located to ICE Europe.

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