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HP ‘reinvents’ its Latex range at Fespa,unveils flexible media kit

HP has launched two mid-range Latex printers at Fespa as well as a series of enhancements to its PageWide printers and an automated feeder for its flagship HP Scitex 17000.
The new 180sqm/hr 3.2m-wide HP Latex 3600 and 3200 have the same list price and offer the headline speeds and image quality as the 3500 and 3100 machines they replace, but due to a significant number of enhancements they offer a 30% productivity boost on the old machines.
“A lot of the focus was based on improvements requested by customers. Some of the very heavy installations, where customers are producing huge volumes, gave us a lot of good feedback,” said Michael Smetana HP head of marketing, Graphics Solutions Business EMEA. “With these new machines, we are

Contra Vision previews new films

Printable window film manufacturer Contra Vision  is previewing new films at Fespa, as it looks to expand its range bbbof see-through substrates.
The two films are still technically in testing phase and will be officially launched at the SGIA Expo, New Orleans, in October, with commercial launch likely to be a month beforehand.
The HD performance film is an addition to Contra Vision’s range of PVC perforated window films, which come in a range of transparencies, but this new 40% transparent

Sun Chemical introduces pouch system, upgraged ink range

Sun Chemical presented its new pouch system for its aftermarket range of inks, as well as the upgraded Streamline ESL 3 ink at Fespa.
The new ECO PRO pouch feed system combines the original ‘closed’ cartridge ink feed system with the higher ink volumes offered from the external pouches. The sealed ink pouches fit into a cradle above the printer which is plumbed to lower cartridges, which slot in as normal. This offers print shops a cleaner working environment avoiding spillages from manually

Metsä Board starts up extrusion coating line

Metsä Board the startup of its new extrusion coating line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The new state-of the-art coating line has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes and represented an investment of EUR 38 million. At the same site Metsä Board operates a 270,000 tonnes efficient linerboard machine and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production at the beginning of 2016 with yearly capacity of 400,000 tonnes.
The new extrusion coating line is now producing first