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Bobst Application Management: A new hands-on consulting service

A brand owner at a medium sized snack company sits in her office and signs off on a new brand of peanuts. A year later, a man walks into a shop, browses the shelves for a snack, likes the look of the packaging and chooses the new brand.

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of process free plates

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of true process free printing plates in the world. The current Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plate is the result of Kodak's continued efforts to drive the sustainable transformation of plate technology through extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development.

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Print 2 Media uses Drytac Polar Grip to educate youngsters with colourful wall graphics

Cornwall-based wide-format printing specialist Print 2 Media worked with Drytac Polar Grip to produce a series of eye-catching and educational wall graphics for a local school. Established in 2006, Print 2 Media is located in the ancient Cornish town of Liskeard, delivering print services to customers in the local area and further afield. Print 2 Media initially focused on exhibition work but since the pandemic has expanded its offering into other areas, picking up a range of new customers in the process.

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Drupa Print Horizons Report

The Print Horizons Report, published in March, is a brief guide to the most important topics that printers and suppliers need to research when preparing for drupa. The findings are based on additional questions from the 9th drupa Global Trends Survey on the key technical and market developments likely to dominate drupa 2024. The report provides valuable insights and helps prepare all printers for the changes in the industry, with a large part focused on digitalisation but also sustainability and ai.

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Kyocera unveils its printing capabilities at drupa

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe Management B.V. is pleased to share that it will showcase at the largest international trade fair for the print and media industry, drupa 2024. The event will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from Tuesday, May 28th to Friday, June 7th, 2024.

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Heidelberg: Up to 20 percent increase in overall productivity

Cost pressure, the skills shortage, and sustainability – print shops worldwide need to contend with all these issues and yet remain competitive. Throughout the printing industry, the costs per printed sheet are a measure of how competitive a print shop is. Boasting numerous innovative features, the new machine generation from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) cuts costs, helps alleviate the skills shortage, and improves print shops’ sustainability.

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Kodak at drupa 2024

Kodak will showcase its digital technology and traditional print solutions, all designed to help printers increase productivity and profitability at drupa 2024 from May 28th to June 7th.

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Sappi Europe announces a further price increase for Coated and Uncoated Fine papers

Prices for Coated and Uncoated Fine papers were increased during January and February but not to the levels necessary to maintain a viable business. Cost levels, particularly for pulp and transport have continued to increase heavily and are expected to escalate further in the coming months. Accordingly, Sappi will renew price negotiations to reach the level of min. 10% originally announced, with implementation latest by 1 May 2024.

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Heidelberg at drupa

The printing sector is facing a combination of three challenges – ever-increasing cost pressures, a shortage of skilled workers, and growing sustainability requirements. In response to these megatrends, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be presenting numerous innovations under the motto “Unfold Your Potential” at this year’s drupa trade show. The focus will be on customers and the need for their print shops to optimize the development and leveraging of business potential using state-of-the-art technologies and services.

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Miraclon at drupa: A path to modern flexo

Miraclon has announced its plans for drupa 2024, guaranteeing to bring the benefits of modern flexo to packaging printers by enabling them to achieve their efficiency, sustainability and quality goals and maximize returns on flexo press investments. Exhibiting in Hall 15, Booth F50, visitors to the booth will learn how Miraclon, through the delivery of critical technology and knowledge, is a key enabler of the transformation to modern flexo; facilitating consistent, highly capable, efficient, sustainable printing.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests €15 million in solar energy

Drewsen Spezialpapiere is determined to continue its course towards CO2-neutral paper production. As part of its multistage transformation concept, the company is aiming to achieve 80% climate neutrality by 2030. The focus here is on expanding renewable energies whilst simultaneously improving energy efficiency.

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Brodnax 21C Packaging to enhance collectability of trading cards with Scodix embellishments

Scodix announces the sale and installation of a Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD Press to Brodnax 21C Packaging. As experts in the high-end trading card market, particularly sports trading cards, Brodnax plans initially to dedicate the Scodix press to this market. The Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD Press is ideally suited to the application as it combines variable data foiling capabilities with intricate detail and fine clarity across a multitude of embellishment effects – including embossed or flat foil, foil-on-foil, and 3D holographic effects.

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