NEWS

Specialists at SPPRING project workshop

70 delegates gathered in Graz, Austria, on 6 June for a workshop tackling the pressing skills and recruitment challenges in the paper value chain. In three breakout sessions, representatives of printing companies, schools and universities, trade associations and recruitment specialists shared their experiences and contributed ideas to the forthcoming skills and recruitment strategy for the sector.

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DuPont at ITMA 2019

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) proudly celebrates 30 years of contributions to inkjet printing and its many significant product launches. To mark this momentous occasion, DuPont is launching a new series of Artistri® Roll-to-Roll (RTR) Pigment Inks at the ITMA show in Barcelona, Spain, June 20–26, 2019. Thanks to its improvement in workflow efficiency by eliminating the post-treat step, this Artistri® Xite pigment inks series enables sustainable printing, a point of discussion not only at the show, but in our world.

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Scodix launches multiple systems for Shutterfly

Scodix, provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced that Shutterfly deployed Scodix systems across a number of locations in the United States prior to the critical holiday peak in 2018. Scodix systems offer a broad range of beautiful and innovative personalization options, aligning with Shutterfly’s focus on high-quality personalized products. Scodix presses provide a variety of nine distinct effects, all available on one platform. The Scodix Ultra presses have introduced new effects, such as Scodix Foil™, to Shutterfly’s customizable offering.

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Largest contract for two decades

They still exist – large contracts in the print industry, which bring about a significant gain in capacity and productivity through full new installations. At the Brazilian online printer Printi in Sao Paulo, three new Speedmaster XL 106 presses and a fully automatic Suprasetter 106 CtP system have been in operation since March of this year. The complete package was supplied by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Twelve Heidelberg technicians installed the machines within eight weeks. Once that had been done, twelve Printi employees received one month of intensive training in how to get the most from the systems.

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Proven Ferag technology in Western Switzerland

Last year, the Rhône Media group from Western Switzerland built a new printing centre in Monthey (canton of Valais). The daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste and other titles from ESH Médias, such as L'ArcInfo and La Côte, are now being produced here. Ferag played an active role in helping Rhône Media relocate the mailroom technology to Monthey from Mulhouse and Woippy in France.

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Bobst and Mouvent at Labelexpo 2019

Bobst, along with its digital printing competence center Mouvent, are set to reveal a portfolio of “world-leading innovations” at the world’s largest label event, Labelexpo Europe. Visitors at the event, which takes place 24 to 27 September 2019 in Brussels, will be able to see four complete digitalized production processes across a digital native press, equipped with water-based inks, a new world premiere UV/Flexo hybrid printing machine and a DigiFlexo press.

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Kodak Prosper Press Pigment Inkjet Inks

What if you could ... achieve wider color gamut, offer a broader range of substrates for inkjet printing, and have state-of-the art ink development which is environmentally friendly using water-based inks ... all delivered at a reasonable cost?

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FachPack: Extensive supporting programme

FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, will open its doors on 24 September 2019. About 1,600 exhibitors will be on hand in 12 exhibition halls to show their innovations to an expected 45,000 trade visitors. But this anniversary event “40 years of FachPack” will have a lot more to offer in addition: complementing the products and services at the trade fair itself will be an extensive supporting programme with many product presentations, special shows and award presentations.

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Modular Controls System Upgrade

GFR Media, Puerto Rico’s leading communications company, selects a “Front End” retrofit, a closed loop inline Register Control System Soft Proof upgrade, and Controls Retrofit of their Goss Colorliner and Headliner Presses by manroland Goss web systems.

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Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica expands

In response to the ever-increasing demand for flexible packaging in Asia, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has further expanded its sales capacities. Industrial solution provider, Rieckermann, will in future be assuming responsibility for sales activities in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Most extensive educational schedule to date

Visitors to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, the world’s “biggest label and package printing industry trade show”, will be able to deepen their technical knowledge of flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels with the introduction of dedicated expert-led master classes and a workshop. These bring the number of in-depth technical learning programs to four - the show’s most extensive educational schedule to date.

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Print Matters for the Future 2019

A record 76 international delegates from 26 countries joined the latest instalment of Intergraf’s annual Print Matters for the Future conference in London at the end of May, supported this year by the WPCF (World Print & Communication Forum) and BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation).

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