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Irix unveils limited edition White Cine Lenses

Irix Lens premiers a limited edition of its Cine Lenses dedicated to those filmmakers, who appreciate maximum functionality and a unique design and who want to express their personality through their gear. The limited edition comes with an extended warranty period, the owners will be able to register their gear via Irix website to secure limited edition certificate and will also receive access to an exclusive communication channel with the brand.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere restarts sales of new Proseal Heat Sealable Paper

Sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions are increasingly influencing our everyday lives. Brand owners, consumers and the European Parliament are demanding alternatives to plastic. In line with the changing requirements from the customers Drewsen is focussed on developing new grades that are fit for the future as sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic. Besides the existing grades Probarrier PFAS free Greaseproof Paper and Prostraw Paper for manufacturing Drinking Straws the company is now pleased to re-introduce the quality Proseal after a forced pause following a lack of raw materials.

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Promo postcards: The cinematic magic of Poor Things

A collaboration between film production company Searchlight Pictures and Kodak married cutting-edge Prosper Ultra inkjet printing technology with dazzling photography to create promotional postcards for the cinema release of the multi-award-winning movie Poor Things. The goal was to showcase the beauty of director and producer Yorgos Lanthimos' filmmaking and offer cinemagoers a tangible piece of the movie's magic to take home, leveraging the quality and productivity benefits of the Prosper Ultra Prosper Ultra 520 Press.

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Mondi Neusiedler reduces greenhouse gas emissions from its pulp production by over 20%

In April 2023, Mondi announced an investment programme for its uncoated fine paper mill in Lower Austria, Mondi Neusiedler, to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase operational safety at the mill. “We are happy to confirm that projects totalling €20 million have now been clearly defined and approved with work already in progress. These upgrades will help Mondi Neusiedler to reduce the pulp mill´s greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, while also reducing NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%,” explains Sakari Eloranta, Technical Director Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi.

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Sappi concludes consultation process at Lanaken Mill; ceases paper production

The persistent global economic downturn is proving to be much tougher than anticipated with depressed markets, geopolitical instability and weak economic growth combining to put significant pressure on Sappi, particularly in Europe.

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Storage conditions and environmental factors for print media

As the seasons change and we move through the winter, we are all taking steps to ensure we are ready for the cold and wet weather. This might be something as simple as putting on more layers when out and about or making sure the pressure on your car tyres is at the right level. Failure to prepare for winter is very much preparing to fail; and the same can be said when it comes to the print industry and what you can do to limit disruption at this time of year.

(By Kieran Blacknall, UK Academy Manager, at Drytac.)

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Perego Carta presents Pergraphica® premium design papers at exclusive showroom in Florence

Consisting of both white and coloured design papers, the extensive Pergraphica® range of packaging and paper group Mondi is now fully listed with Italian paper merchant Perego Carta. To celebrate the occasion, Perego Carta held an exclusive opening event in cooperation with Mondi and Ricoh on 1 December 2023. The event was set to promote their new showroom in Florence, which vividly presents the Pergraphica® premium design paper range.

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Touch7 announces full compliance with Adobe CC 2024

Color-Logic, worldwide distributor of Touch7, is pleased to announce that the Touch7 Color System is fully compliant with Adobe Creative Cloud 2024. Touch7 enables graphic designers and printers to accurately and predictably add neon and pastel colors into a design with just a few clicks of a mouse.

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UPM Raflatac reaches its all papers certified target years ahead of time

All papers sourced by UPM Raflatac, whether used as a face paper or a release liner in its labeling materials, are now certified under a credible third-party forest certification scheme. Having all papers certified is one of UPM Raflatac’s 2030 responsible sourcing and climate targets, which was now achieved six years ahead of time.

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Drewsen prepares for the end of PFAS

As the end of the year approaches, the production of the forever-chemicals PFAS is also coming to an end. These have played a significant role in the paper industry, especially in the production of greaseproof papers.

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Mondi’s entire portfolio of kraft papers for packaging certified compostable

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has announced that its entire portfolio of kraft papers for packaging has been certified as home or industrially compostable1. The certification underpins Mondi’s MAP2030 (Mondi Action Plan 2030) sustainability commitment to make 100% of its packaging and paper products reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025, ensuring a sustainable end-of-life for all paper and packaging products.

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Success in practical tests of low-migration MGA inks on a Koenig & Bauer press

In spring 2023, Koenig & Bauer was one of the parties involved in comprehensive tests of heatset MGA inks at B&K Offsetdruck in Ottersweier. The MGA ink series made by hubergroup was developed specifically for the printing of food packaging. The inks are mineral oil-free and promise especially low migration. There were several reasons behind B&K’s decision to test the new ink series.

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