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Bobst launches 3D Configurator for Digital Master series

Bobst has announced the Digital Master series 3D Configurator, a new online tool that allows customers to create and visualize the exact press configuration they need for their business. By integrating digital and flexo technologies into one workflow, label converters can enhance their capabilities, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

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Fedrigoni Group announces its intention to acquire Papeterie Zuber Rieder

The Fedrigoni Group has signed an agreement with Papeterie Zuber Rieder, aimed at joining forces and creating the first global player in premium papers for wine & spirits. The execution of binding documentation, and the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Papeterie Zuber Rieder, remain subject to the consultation of the works council of Papeterie Zuber Rieder.

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New Xaar Aquinox printhead for reliable inkjet printing

Xaar has launched the Xaar Aquinox, delivering exceptional reliability, creativity, and sustainability for printing aqueous fluids. The Aquinox is the latest development from Xaar’s ImagineX platform, and its aQ Power Technology provides a radically new approach to how water-based fluids are jetted reliably, delivering a truly transformational industrial printhead.

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Bernard group wows clients with four Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LEDs

The Bernard Group (TBG), a North American visual merchandising company, is taking print manufacturing to the next level by purchasing four Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED systems from Agfa. TBG is a 100% employee-owned visual merchandising company that designs and produces experiential environments for the world’s most prestigious retail brands.

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Mutoh EMEA extends XpertJet Pro range with XpertJet 1682SR Pro sign & display productivity printer

Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, unveiled the XpertJet 1682SR Pro (64” – 1.6 m) high productivity twin head sign and display printer targeted at long term outdoor/indoor sign & display and commercial print applications. The new XPJ-1682SR Pro carries two AccuFine HD print heads, each with 3200 nozzles, a new weaving algorithm and Mutoh’s genuine VerteLith RIP software to deliver a significant improvement in both print quality and print speed. The XPJ-1682SRP is ideally suited for high productivity environments, delivering high quality production speeds up to 35 m2/h. The new printer also integrates automatic alignments to ensure uninterrupted production and consistent quality.

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Color-Logic and Ecofoil Digital eliminate gambling with metallics

Color-Logic developed the design and Ecofoil Digital printed a deck of cards recently distributed to Ecofoil customers. The cards were produced using Ecofoil Digital substrate, by a licensed Color-Logic printer in the UK. Commenting on the unique metallic cards with Color-Logic embellishments, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: “Printing these beautiful cards using Ecofoil Digital left nothing to chance. The Color-Logic embellishments and metallic colors on the Ecofoil Digital substrate produced predictable and repeatable results on both the cards and the accompanying playing card case. Ecofoil Digital substrate is certified by major digital press manufacturers that also support Color-Logic. In addition to the playing cards, a variety of other Color-Logic files are currently being shown by Kelly Spicers, the Ecofoil Digital distributor in North America.”

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Flexcel NX Ultra Solution at Nägele Digital Repro: “Indispensable production tool”

Nägele Digital Repro GmbH of Kempten, in the far south of Germany at the gateway to the Alps, has been a Flexcel NX Technology user since 2010. The prepress and platemaking service provider produces plates for highly demanding flexo packaging printers on two Flexcel NX Wide 4260 Systems, and further expanded its platemaking capacity with a Flexcel NX Ultra Solution investment last year to help them keep up with demand – not only from printers but lately from other prepress providers, too.

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Takigawa corporation adds gravure capacity

Takigawa Corporation, an international producer of flexible packaging, has added a second Heliostar gravure press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher to their Bardstown, Kentucky facility. The 10-color press has been in production since July 2022. “We opened operations in the United States in 2019 and have made excellent headway in printing flexible packaging, in markets such as pet food. We are committed to printing beautiful quality images that can evoke emotion and awaken senses as packaging aims to do, while doing so sustainably,” said Weijia Zhang, Director of Business Development and Marketing.

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Agfa puts offset packaging in focus at Value Conference 2022

Agfa has announced the details for their upcoming Value Conference on 29 November 2022, as the company prepares to welcome offset packaging experts to the exclusive event in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the European conference is to demonstrate quantifiable value that will allow offset printers and converters to evolve their businesses and become more profitable.

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Certified cybersecurity at Heidelberg

In these days of networked industrial systems and increasing digitization, information security and cybersecurity are becoming ever more vital for companies. Even in the printing industry, it is hard to imagine working without automated and digitally networked processes anymore. To offer its customers the greatest possible protection for their data, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has established a comprehensive management system for information security. This has now been externally audited by DQS GmbH and certified to the international ISO 27001 standard.

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New white cartridge delivers flexibility to DTF systems

STS Inks announces the release of a 500mL DTF cartridge available in White. The new cartridge adds additional ink delivery flexibility to the STS Direct-to-Film printer series. Each 500mL cartridge provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install option for customers using the STS 628D, 628D-C and the new 724D DTF printers.

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Mondi provides sustainable eCommerce packaging solutions for Modivo SA

Mondi has been appointed as the exclusive packaging provider for one of Europe’s largest fashion enterprises. Following a product trial earlier this year, Mondi will support Modivo in switching from the standard rigid packaging currently used in the distribution of the e-retailer’s full collection of shoes, bags and clothes.

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