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Bobst introduces digital print subsidiary, unveils machines

Bobst has launched a new subsidiary dedicated purely to digital printing, and signalled its first move into the textile and label printing space.
Mouvent was formed in late May as joint venture between Bobst and inkjet technology developer Radex but was given its official launch at its Wetzikon, Switzerland site in July. Bobst holds 50.1% of the shares and the rest are held by Radex shareholders, which has now ceased to exist as a company.
At the conference, Mouvent, which will be headed up by Radex co-founder Piero Pierantozzi, announced its first three printers, one for textile printing and two UV inkjet machines for labels.
Bobst chief executive Jean-Pascal Bobst said the development is a “watershed moment” for the future of digital

Onyx Graphics releases Onyx 12.2 software with new interface

Software developer Onyx Graphics has launched Onyx 12.2, the latest version of its wide-format print workflow and RIP product.
Highlights of the updated software, which builds on Onyx 12.1, include a new multi-roll user interface that delivers an interactive workflow showing a live view of loaded media with automated roll selection between jobs in the RIP-queue.
Enhanced media and page size handling streamlines printer configurations and job setup while a new user interface shows device specific

ShanghaiTex to explore digital

With high precision, flexibility and energy efficiency, digital printing has gained the attention from various industry players. With a focus on short production cycle, low-volume and on-demand production, ShanghaiTex 2017 this November will unleash the latest digital printing technology and application under the “customisation” trend, bringing its great development potential towards industry 4.0.
Following its popularity from the last edition, the Digital Printing Machinery Zone will expand to

Flint Group launches flat top dot flexo plate

Flint Group has launched  flat top dot flexo plate, which they claim to provide significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute.
The new photopolymer flexo printing plate, nyloflex FTC digital plate provides the benefits of flat top dots by processing it like any standard digital plate - no additional equipment, processing steps or consumables required. It is available in several thicknesses, from 2.84 mm (.112”) up to 6.35 mm (.250”) as of July 2017.
“With a

Zebra launches large-format DTC machine

US manufacturer Zebra Technologies has launched what it is calling its first ‘large-format’ direct-to-card (DTC) machine.
The ZC10L, which was previewed at Trustech, Cannes, late last year, became commercially available in April  and has already been used by Fox Broadcasting at a Super Bowl VIP event.
It is being badged as Zebra’s first machine that can carry out printing on edge-to-edge cards without the need for preprinting and prints on cards more than double the size of other DTC machines