menu

Pre-media

Heidelberg adds opaque white to its new Gallus label presses

Heidelberg launched a brace of new units for its Gallus label presses which add opaque white embellishing and rotary die-cutting capabilities. Both units debuted at Labelexpo in Brussels last month.

The first is the Digital Printbar, an inkjet printing unit designed for digital insetting of opaque, digital white that is compatible with a range of Gallus machines. The second, a rotary front-loading die-cutting unit, will be showcased on a Gallus Labelmaster Advanced.

Gallus head of marketing Matthias Marx said: “A label printing company has to be flexible in today’s fast changing label market. In this regard it is essential to give label printer and converters the choice depending on the respective requirements.

“For this reason, the

Scodix launches web-to-print digital enhancement integration

Scodix launched a new software offering to help web-to-print companies to improve their productivity and efficiency through workflow automation.

Available with immediate effect for “all major existing web-to-print workflows”, Scodix Studio W2P integrates digital enhancement to enable web-to-print businesses operating in both the B2B and B2C sectors to “unlock new avenues for profit”.

Enhancement design files are sent to Studio W2P, which automatically processes the data and directs it to a Scodix

Canon unveils Oce Colorado 1650, adds to series of large format printers with UVgel technology

Canon Middle East is expanding its series of roll-to- roll large format devices featuring Canon UVgel technology with the introduction of Oce Colorado 1650 printer.

The model introduces a new flexible ink and Océ FLXfinish, meeting the needs of customers wanting increased media versatility to fuel business growth, said a statement from the company.

The new 64” production printer builds on the break- through productivity, output quality and media versatility of the Océ Colorado 1640

Epson announces its compact, commercial photo printer

Epson, on July 8, announced its SureLab SL-D800 commercial photo production printer designed for photo shops.

“This printer is for those who want to expand their printing business, with a wider range of services for their customers, while minimizing environmental impact. It’s ideally suited to photo production busi- nesses, independent photo shops, event photographers, minilabs, copy shops and self-service terminals, as well as businesses that need to print high-quality mixed print jobs

Raqam International invests in Nilpeter’s automated press

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh-based Raqam International purchased Nilpeter FA6, a mid-web flexo press. The machine would be installed at Raqam’s customer facility, that is built exclusively for running
flexible packaging and tube laminates, in October.

According to Raqam’s general manager Khalid Aziz Shah, it is the “quality and a highly cooperative team” of Nilpeter that lures his company’s press needs. “The key features of Nilpeter machines are that they are stable and have almost no downtime,” he