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Xeikon unveils digital solution

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, i.e. significant numbers of SKU’s, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches in store. Brand owners looking for shelf impact for their products are drawn to flexible pouches for their ability to stand, their light weight and

Bobst unveils new products at innovation event in Italy

Bobst has launched three technologies to reduce changeover times and improve colour consistency on its inline flexo presses.

Ink-on-Demand (IoD) is a digital inking unit; Highly Accurate Liquids (HAL), an ink mixing factory; and DigiColor, a system for controlling ink density without changing ink film thickness, enabling closed-loop colour control.

The three technologies, all designed to improve flexo’s time to market and cost effectiveness for lower volumes, were unveiled at a Labels &

Schober goes steady with Digi-Varicut

Schober Technologies is going steady after making the first installation of RSM770-Digi-Varicut for image sizes of 740 x 1100 mm in 2017. Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
The development and production of the first Schober rotary diecutting and stacking machines for the production of in-mould labels goes back to 1990 and more than 60 RSM machines have been installed in over 30 countries all around the world.  The

Coesia steady after takeover of Atlantic Zeiser business segments

Coesia Group going steady after completing the acquisition of Atlantic Zeiser’s card personalization and packaging divisions, alongside taking a majority stake in Tritron, to focus on opportunities in digital in-line printing.
Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
Coesia Group is a globally active business consisting of 21 innovation-based industrial and packaging companies. The group is headquartered in Bologna, Italy

Kornit Digital to host events around the globe

Kornit Digital, one of the market leader in digital textile printing technology, invites all textile printers, garment decorators, Kornit users, prospective customers and anyone who is curious about the latest trends and technology in digital textile printing to its Kornit Discover events.

Taking place from 3-4 April in the New York Metropolitan area, from 11-12 April in Duesseldorf, and from 15-17 April in Hong Kong, each event will feature educational workshops with real-world insights

Ricoh advances cut-sheet portfolio with Pro 8300 launch

Ricoh has launched its latest Pro series of mono cut-sheet production presses with a trio of new machines under the Pro 8300 family.
Directly replacing the Pro 8200 range first launched in November 2016, the new devices will be available in three configurations, with 111ppm and 136ppm versions aimed at print shops, CRDs and commercial printers, while a smaller 96ppm machine is designed for offices, schools and administrative operations.
Available across Europe as of this month, prices for the

Fespa boosts size of fashion textiles showcase for 2019

Fespa will nearly double the floorspace of its Print Make Wear fast fashion textile printing showcase for the 2019 edition of the show.

Set to take place in Munich, Germany, on 14-17 May, Fespa 2019 will see the feature, which was new for 2018, grow in size as a response to the positive reception of its debut.

Covering 350sqm in its first year, Print Make Wear engaged more than 2,000 of the Berlin show’s 20,442 attendees in its exhibition of the technological and consumable options available

Xeikon to promote dry toner with new campaign

Digital printing specialist Xeikon is launching a campaign, ‘The Power of Dry Toner’, which it will use to extol the benefits of its principal technology.

The campaign will be launched at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019, taking place February 25-28 in Switzerland. The next Xeikon Café Europe takes place March 26-28 in Lier, Belgium.

Although the company has moved into inkjet with the launch of its Panther presses and acquisition of the EFI Jetrion portfolio, dry toner remains at the heart of its

Ricoh unveils Pro TF6250 UV flatbed and Ri 1000 DTG printers

Ricoh has bolstered its portfolio with the addition of two new printers set for release over the coming months.

The new Pro TF6250 UV flatbed is targeted at entry- and mid-level operations and will use its new sign and graphics inks. The machine will sit alongside the existing Pro T7210 in Ricoh’s portfolio.

While pricing was not disclosed, Ricoh said it would be benchmarked against all flatbed devices with 2.5x1.3m table sizes.

“The Pro TF6250 will be more focused on the sign and graphics

Kornit unveils heavy-duty digital garment printer

Kornit Digital has unveiled the Atlas, a new heavy-duty direct-to-garment (DTG) printer designed for digital t-shirt and garment decoration on an industrial scale.
The printer has been designed with an annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, and is aimed at mid-to-large screen printers, and companies looking to move into textiles.
Kornit said the Atlas is available to order with a two-month lead time. It has a list price of $620,000 (£482,000) and is positioned between the

Durst launches entry-level Tau 330 RSC

Durst has introduced an entry-level model of its Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet digital press, as it seeks to target more converters with ‘affordable’ digital production.
The Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press is available with 330mm and 244mm print widths, and in 4-colour or 4-colour plus white configurations. Its native resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi, with a drop size of two picoliters. A production capacity of 1020 sqm an hour is achievable with a printing speed of 52 linear m/min at full colour

Heimtextil 2019 to host launches and more

Product launches and more will be on show at next month’s Heimtextil 2019, the international trade fair for textile and garment manufacturing.

Taking place at Messe Frankfurt, Germany from 8-11 January, organisers said this year’s show has been repositioned to enable group themes and product segments to better suit target groups.

“In this way, synergies can be optimally exploited,” said Messe Frankfurt vice-president of textiles and textile technologies Olaf Schmidt.

“In addition, the demand

Koenig & Bauer, Durst partner for digital package printing

Koenig & Bauer and Durst have entered into a strategic partnership to advance the development of future-oriented digital printing technology.

Through a 50/50 joint venture, the two companies are to pool their know-how and strengths with a focus on the folding carton and corrugated printing markets.

A letter of intent has been signed by both companies with the planned joint venture to be based in Germany and – subject to merger control approval – will assume responsibility for the

Heidelberg opens new Innovation Center

Heidelberg has opened a new Innovation Center for the graphic arts industry at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany.

At the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company. A former production hall has been converted to make room for the center.

Stephan Plenz, member of the Heidelberg management board and responsible for digital technology, said, "The digitalization of the graphic arts industry is progressing at top

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C6100 receives ISO/PAS Certification

Konica Minolta, announced that its AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press received the Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 certification. It is the first high-volume digital press to earn this certification using dry toner electrophotographic printing technology. The Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 Certified Systems (CRPC1-CRPC6) was given on 13th November 2018.

ISO/PAS 15339 (International Standards Organization/Publicly Available Specifications) certification recognizes those digital press manufacturers

Mutoh unveils new hybrid ValueJet

Mutoh has launched its latest ValueJet wide-format digital printer, the VJ-1627MH, which comes fitted with a specialised hot air knife media drying system.
The entry-level hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed is a 1.6m system intended to directly replace the ValueJet VJ-1617H in Mutoh’s portfolio and sits alongside two other hybrid models, the VJ-1626UH and the VJ-1638UH. It is available immediately.
The flatbed uses Mutoh’s own MP-31 resin-based inks that are dry immediately and comes with two rigid

Asia thinks digital: Heidelberg Smart Print Shop concept successfully established

The print media industry in Asia is facing the same challenges as in other markets: print runs are getting shorter, the number of jobs is increasing, embellishment is becoming more and more complex, and all this with the shortest delivery times and lowest costs. Digitalization is progressing and these advantages are to be implemented internally in processes and externally in communication with print shop customers.

At the end of October, more than 400 customers experienced what this could look

EFI unveils single-pass Reggiani BOLT Digital Textile printer

Fujifilm comes up with larger version of Jetpress

Fujifilm has added a higher-performance model to its sheetfed inkjet offering, and has billed the third-generation Jet Press 750S as “the fastest B2 full-colour digital press on the market”.
A Jet Press 750S has been installed at Fujifilm’s Advanced Printing Technology Centre near Brussels for just over a week, and a select group of customers and prospective customers have already been to see the new press.
The maximum sheet format is slightly larger, at 750x585mm, and it can handle thicker stock

Heidelberg opens Future Workshop to educate apprentices on digital transformation

Heidelberg has opened Future Workshop, a learning space for apprentices at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site with the aim of introducing them to its corporate digitalization strategy from the beginning.

Digital transformation has been of strategic importance to Heidelberg for a number of years. The printing equipment manufacturer noted how its advancing digital transformation is placing high demand on vocational training at the company. To make it easier to shape technological and social change, the

Zonten, Konica Minolta agree strategic cooperation

Shanghai Zonten has concluded a strategic agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions (China) as part of its growth into digital printing.
Initially, Zonten is to be the agent of Konica Minolta, although the development of digital-flexo hybrid systems is planned.
Zonten general manager Lin Xiaoyu said: "Zonten has been engaged in the label market for 18 years, and has been focusing on the R&D, manufacturing, sales and services supply for conventional label printing facilities. The

Roland DG unveils VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8-colour eco-sol printer

Roland DG have announced the launch of the Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 colour eco-solvent printer, and states that this device offers the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics.
The RF-640 8 colour is the ideal choice for print service providers looking to stun their clients with jaw-dropping, head-turning, high-impact applications that exceed their clients’ colour expectations. From today the RF-640 8 Colour is available across the EMEA region.
The new VersaEXPRESS RF-640

Ricoh unveils Pro L5130/ L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers

Progressive printers and Sign and Display specialists’ needs for faster short run production, broader job capabilities and enhanced productivity will be met by Ricoh’s two new next generation Ricoh ProTM L5130/L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers. These will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019.
The newest additions to its fast growing Sign and Display print portfolio are unveiled at VISCOM in Milan, October 18 to 20. They print at segment-leading speeds of up to 44sqm per hour in

RRD launches solution to bring digital speed and data-driven accuracy to Direct Mail testing

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE:RRD), recently announced the launch of Acuity by RRDTM, a predictive testing program that enables marketers to predict direct mail performance and validate campaigns pre-production, at a fraction of the price and time. As an alternative to traditional in-market direct mail testing, Acuity by RRD provides virtual testing and forecasting to identify the best-performing direct mail concepts. This enables marketers to understand projected response rates

Epson unveils the new SurePress L-6534VW

Epson has announced the Epson SurePress L-6534VW digital label press. Joining the SurePress L-6034VW in the UV digital label press line, the SurePress L-6534VW will offer three print speed modes from 49 feet per minute to 162 feet per minute (fpm). Epson will be demonstrating the new SurePress L-6534VW, as well as the SurePress L-6034VW and L-4533AW and workflow automation solutions with Wasatch RIP, at Labelexpo Americas.
“The SurePress L-6034VW set a higher standard for UV print quality,” said

Heidelberg presents its latest digital solutions in Japan

More than 450 visitors attended an open house at Heidelberg Japan in Tokyo.
Under the motto “Smart Print Shop” with “Push to Stop,” the guests from Japan and Asia saw how an integrated workflow incorporates all processes and optimizes the overall equipment efficiency (OEE). Push to Stop is setting new rules for the game: whereas in the past the operator had to manually initiate a large number of steps in the production process, now he only needs to intervene in the automated process chain as

Duplo and EFI Fiery integrates for digital print machinery workflow

The manufacturers said this new offering, which eliminates the need for manual data entry and setup of finishing information, allows for efficient, automated imposition layout and production from pre-press through the finishing stages, delivering precise throughput faster and saving up to 70% of setup time.
Duplo International product launch leader Peter Dyson said the integration would reduce human setup errors and enable users to quickly verify job designs with a visual preview of finishing

Brother unveils 7 new laser printers for SMBs

Brother has launched a lineup of seven new colour laser printers designed for home offices and small businesses. The new printers integrate access to cloud storage options like Dropbox and Google Drive while mixing in wireless printing and NFC.
The lineup includes 7 new models, from a basic printer to all-in-ones with copy, scan, and fax functions. The list includes the $349 MFC-L3710CW; $399 MFC-L3750CDW and MFC-L3770CDW; the $199 HL-L3210CW; the $249 HL-L3230CDW and HL-L3270CDW; and the $329

Domino expands their presence

Domino Printing Services is set to expand its presence in Brazil by extending its long-lasting partnership with distributor Sunnyvale, to now incorporate Domino’s full range of digital printing equipment including its N610i digital colour inkjet label press.
Just like Domino, Sunnyvale is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business this year. With its 3,000m² head office based in Sao Paulo City, and a 10,000m² manufacturing plant in Itaquaquecetuba where it produces packaging equipment and

Heidelberg's 2018 training year gets underway

Collectively agreed foundation year starts again in March 2019? The training year at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) starts on September 1, 2018. Another 99 young men and women are starting Their dual training or study courses at one of four of the company's sites in Germany."Heidelberg goes digital" is a key focal point for almost all the career paths of the starting off this year, putting the digital transformation at the heart of the industry leader's training portfolio, too.