TRESU’s iJet inkjet coater

TRESU Group enhances the flexibility of the digital folding carton printing workflow with the introduction of the TRESU iJet inkjet coater for variable inline application of UV-spot varnishes.

TRESU iJet can be customised to accommodate any number of printheads, between one and 11, along the bar. The printheads can be repositioned in the cross direction, to apply coating anywhere on the package. 

Kim Krintel, VP, TRESU DigitalSolutions, said: “Spot varnishes are an effective way of adding

Fujifilm launches new Superia plate, XMF module and inks

Fujifilm has launched a new Superia plate and XMF module and has announced new pigment inks for water-based inkjet.

The Superia ZD processless plate, which will be available as part of the manufacturer’s Superia portfolio following Drupa, builds on the technologies behind its Superia Pro-T3 processless plate.

The plate is compatible with UV ink and suitable for longer run jobs, but also offers the reliability and stability features of the Pro-T3, Fujifilm said. It incorporates new

Presstek’s ECO-UV Integrated Curing System for DI Presses

Presstek has announced that Presstek DI digital offset press owners and print service providers who are looking for an affordable way to quickly expand their capabilities are showing keen interest in the new ECO-UV Integrated Curing System for DI presses being showcased on the drupa show.

“When commercial, packaging and in-plant printers come into our stand and see the quality and speed with which the Presstek DI ECO-UV press prints on plastic; they are very impressed,” explained Ralph

Air Motion Systems releases ‘Look Book’


Air Motion Systems has announced the release of its first ever UV LED “Look Book,” at drupa 2016. The “Look Book” showcases the capabilities of sheetfed litho cured with UV LED. The cover features both high gloss spot coating and reticulation, which is known as “Drip Off” in Europe and “Strike Through” in North America. Also featured is the print quality and versatility of UV LED sheetfed litho on coated, uncoated clear plastic and white plastic substrates.

The piece was produced at

Konita shows one plate

A new chemistry-free plate that works in both thermal and conventional UV platesetters was shown at Drupa.

Chinese manufacturer Konita  used the show as the launchpad for its NP non-process plate. Their thermal plates are cost-effective where a product with high productivity that can extend the laser life of image-setter.

“They are showing half of a plate imaged on a thermal CTP and the other half on a UV platesetter. Then we take a cup of water to wash off the image,” said Peter Flynn

KBA claims Rapida 145 biggest press at show

KBA claims its six-colour Rapida 145 with coater and new double delivery is the biggest press running at drupa. It has also revealed more details of its joint venture with Xerox for folding cartons.

KBA  also had a flexo press on its 3,000sqm booth for the first time. A double-pile delivery previously only seen on banknote presses has been added to the Rapida 145 for quality-critical applications such as pharma printing. “If there is one bad sheet in a pile for these customers the job

Rowe demonstrates ColorPress series of wide format printers

German manufacturer Rowe is presenting a prototype from its new ColorPress series of wide-format printers.

The toner-based 36in machine can print posters in high quality, even when using plain paper, and all prints are UV resistant, water resistant and completely dry, making the device suitable for inline folding. Printing costs with the ROWE ColorPress Series are also unbeatably low. For example, the system doesn’t need special paper for high quality poster printouts and the print heads

Canon shows its new Arizona 2200 flatbeds for first time

Canon has further extended its Arizona flatbed range by debuting two printers in its newly launched 2200 series at Drupa.

The Océ Arizona 2260 and 2280 Arizona flatbeds will begin shipping after the show.

Peter Wolff, European director of Canon’s Commercial Printing Group, said: “They are designed to expand the product-offering print service providers can make to their customers beyond signage and graphics into high quality applications like fine art.”

The new flatbeds feature Océ VarioDot

Comiflex ties with Uflex

The Italian firm Comiflex SRL has shaken hands with India’s largest global flexible packaging solution company Uflex Limited confirming its intent to manufacture Gearless C.I. Flexo Printing Machines under a Technology Transfer Agreement with the latter. This happened at DRUPA while Uflex was currently exhibiting.

The memorandum of understanding has already been signed between Gianfranco Nespoli, owner of Comiflex SRL and Ajay Tandon, president & CEO, Engineering Business, Uflex

Fujifilm and Heidelberg’s strategic partnership for advancement

Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division has developed strategic partnership with Heidelberg Druck-maschinen AG (Heidelberg), to further advance growth of the digital printing market. 

At drupa 2016, Heidelberg launched the Primefire 106, powered by Fujifilm Inkjet Technology. This new generation B1 digital inkjet press is the first commercial offering resulting from this collaboration, and addresses demand for higher flexibility and productivity options within the

Durst introduces single pass printers for corrugated, labels

Durst  has unveiled its new development for corrugated packaging and display printing, which features single- and multi-pass technologies.

The industrial inkjet specialist is showing the new Rho 130 SPC, which has a print speed of up to 9,350sqm/hr. Durst said the press offers the industrial productivity required to transform the packaging sector towards digital technology.

Alongside the more cost-efficient production of shelving and sales packaging in short and medium-length runs, the Rho

Komori sells first IS29 inkjet

At Drupa, Komori has sold its first B2 inkjet Impremia IS29 to India, to Ludhiana-based digital specialist Dulari Digital.

   Komori said it had sold another nine offset presses in the first six days of Drupa to India, including six Enthrones.

    The “litho quality” IS29 is Komori’s version of the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 – the jointly developed UV digital press that is capable of of 3,000sph simplex and 1,500sph duplex. It can print at a resolution of 1,200dpi on a maximum sheet size

Caldera celebrates its 25th with v11 RIP

Software developer Caldera has launched version 11 of its eponymous RIP suite at Drupa. It is also showcasing a number of other new products on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.  Caldera has been increasing its partnerships—HP is one of the latest—and has also been staking claims in other specialty printing markets. TextilePro is designed for large-scale digital textile production, while Nexio is a software connector for workflow automation.

Caldera vice-president of marketing Sebastien

HP unveils the C500 Press and prototype label line at Drupa

HP is targeting the corrugated market with the announcement of the PageWide C500 Press at Drupa.  The highly automated sheetfed, single-pass C500 Press was not shown at Drupa, but HP discussed the direct to corrugated machine under NDA at the show. The press, which is understood to designed to handle standard corrugated board sizes of around 1.8x3m, will go into beta next year, and begin commercial shipping in 2018.

HP large-format printing vice-president Xavier Garcia said: “This is the

Highcon announces the shape 3D machine, shows portfolio

Under the slogan “Unleashing the Power of Paper” at drupa, Highcon revealed an entire world of applications that can be achieved by its digital finishing customers. From traditional print applications, such as folders and packages to paper fashion, large-format display items, and all the way to 3D models made of paper.

Even before reaching the company’s booth, in the North entrance and in the drupa cube in Hall 6, visitors can see the amazing results made possible with Highcon’s technology

Tech-ni-Fold signs up new business partners

Retro-fit creasing manufacturer’s Tech-ni-Fold, have succeeded in signing up 2 new business partners at Drupa, with several more in the pipe line, using a new business model that has a similar structure to franchise operations.

The UK solutions provider is targeting print-finishing specialists who are looking to develop their careers selling world-class products, such as their globally sold Tri-Creaser and Micro-perforator devices which retro-fit folding machines and other print finishing

Dalim releases new software

Dalim has launched a new high-end PDF file optimization product for tablets and smart phones - PDFLight.

    “Every day, we all produce a number of PDF files from various applications, for many purposes,” comments Bertin Sorgenfrey, Dalim Software head of international marketing. “But when it comes to sharing those PDF files with others, we either start filling up our desktop or cloud storage, use up our precious mobile data volume, or jam Internet connections. We even receive obscure email

Konica Minolta reveals B1 UV inkjet and launches KM-1

Konica Minolta  showed a prototype of a new B1 UV inkjet digital press and has commercially launched its B2-plus UV inkjet press, the KM-1, under its new Accurio branding.

The new B1 inkjet press, KM-C, is targeted at the commercial print and packaging sectors and is the first printing system Konica Minolta has developed from top to bottom.

The machine uses technology from the KM-1, giving it 1,200dpi resolution as well as strong colour stability, inline sensor and image correction and the

OKI reveals next generation wide format technology

OKI Europe has presented its Next Generation wide-format printing technology for the first time at Drupa.

The technology, which has been in development for the past two years and should become commercially available in 2017, uses water-based pigmented ink and prints on a varied range of materials.

Frank Jänschke, OKI wide-format general marketing manager, said: “What we are showing here is that OKI is now really focusing on new innovations in the large-format industry, to respond to the

Enfocus ties up with Müller Martini

Enfocus has announced that Müller Martini has developed a Switch Configurator that brings the power of Enfocus Switch to the Connex LineControl for SigmaLine process management solution. This integration combines the powerful prepress capabilities of Switch, with the book production expertise of Müller Martini to create an integrated, automated system that eliminates manual touches and streamlines the entire book production process – from the PDF all the way through to the final

Collins showed new EB inks

Collins Inkjet showed its new EB inks during drupa 2016. “Our electron beam (EB) technologies are good for high volume applications,” said Lawrence Gamblin, president of Collins Inkjet. “EB has a small footprint and has a better solution for food labeling as there are no photoinitiators and migration is much better in limited tests. EB inks are much more stable. UV and UV LED are still dominant technologies.”

EB curing inkjet inks are Collins’ newest area of energy curable ink development. EB

Duplo’s Drupa launches include on-demand die-cutter

Finishing equipment supplier Duplo International  has launched almost a dozen new products at Drupa, all of which the firm said have been designed to work faster, smarter and better for its customers.

The business is showing the PFi Di-Cut 300 for the first time at the show. The on-demand die-cutter, which can produce a variety of digital print and packaging products, performs multiple cuts, slits, slit scores, kiss cuts, perforations and window punches for single or multiple-up pieces, on a

Screen exhibits roll-fed inkjet press

Screen Graphic has  launched  a new model of ‘high-speed’, roll-fed inkjet press - Truepress Jet520NX at Drupa.  It is currently scheduled for market release in February 2017.

The Truepress Jet520NX is equipped with newly developed 5-inch printhead module and supports a maximum resolution of 600 by 1,200 dpi plus advanced ink volume control announced Screen.  In addition, the Truepress Jet520NX can be fitted with an extra printhead for a “fifth colour” that enables the use of MICR black ink

Kodak gives Prosper update and launches 20 new products

Kodak has given an update on the sale of its Prosper inkjet business and has launched 20 new products, including the NexPress ZX digital production colour presses.

At its Drupa press conference, Kodak president of enterprise inkjet systems Philip Cullimore said: “We’ve had significant interest from companies all around the world who recognise the opportunity that access to our technology would give them.”

“We’ve received very positive feedback on both the current Stream technology and most

Bordeaux brings solutions to fit

Bordeaux Digital Printink, an inkjet ink manufacturer for the past 16 years, exhibited at Drupa with its new strategic vision. Bordeaux aims to offer expanded printing application possibilities, making digital printing possible on all types of textiles, unique application of ceramics, wood, and metal – all printed with printer specific inks and solution for the specific needs of the customer.

“Bordeaux is brought a new vision and concept to Drupa. As part of our new vision to offer solutions

Heidelberg has brought new autonomous printing to Drupa

Heidelberg has unveiled a new vision of autonomous printing presses at Drupa with its ‘Push to Stop’ philosophy promising massive increases in productivity. It will also ship the first Primefire 106 B1 inkjet press to a packaging printer by the end of the year.

The press manufacturer described Push to Stop as “charting a course towards the industrial print production of the future”, and said it would pave the way to potentially double the net productivity     of a press. 

Chairman Gerold

EFI unveils single pass corrugated first, available from early 2017

EFI has launched its first dedicated single-pass corrugated press, the Nozomi C18000.  “We noticed that there are a lot of high-volume [corrugated] producers that don’t have inplant corrugation and use blank corrugated sheets, and we designed this machine to go after those applications,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice-president and general manager, EFI Inkjet.

The Nozomi uses EFI’s cool-cure LED technology and takes its name from the Japanese bullet train.

The highly automated line is

DuPont shows new kit, forecasts growth

DuPont has revealed a one-stage solvent-free plate production process that produces flat-top digital dots directly onto the plate.

The Cyrel Easy flexo plates offer a simpler plate making workflow, with fewer steps and higher consistency and durability in thermal or solvent-free print, said DuPont, which also unveiled the Cyrel Fast 2000TD plate processor, which works with its solvent-free Fast Thermal Workflow. 

Also new was Izon, a 3D security film available in film strips, labels and

Schober peak product, Drupa

Schobertechnologies highlighted the RSM520-DIGI-VARICUT for the converting of digitally printed film and packaging materials into inmould labels and folding boxes and the redesigned SL106-SHEETLINE® – Rotary Sheet-fed converting machine for the production of inmould labels and folding boxes at their Drupa booth.

The company addded, “The RSM-DIGI-Varicut represents the latest generation of fully modular RSM machines designed to convert web width up to 850 mm and with repeat or format length of

Mitsubishi launches its new carbonless paper at Drupa ‘16

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, launched its new giroform Digital OneforAll carbonless paper at Drupa, the latest in its giroform paper series.

Suitable for use on all toner-based printing systems and black and white copiers, the new paper is fully carbonless. 

“Carbonless paper plays an important role in the vast range of printing papers, without many end users or offices being fully aware of it. It is more economical and time saving than photocopying single printed sheets of paper,” said a spokes