Converting & Printing

The QLM Label Makers Group took top honours at the HP Asia Pacific and Japan Digital Awards as the Grand Winner – Labels for its Food Label: Pukara Estate Mosaic Series that featured 1000 unique label designs.

Press giant Heidelberg is launching boxuni – which it says is the world’s first web-to-pack platform and digital production solution for designing and ordering customised folding cartons – with one of China’s leading packaging manufacturers.

EFI is being sold to US private equity fund Siris, which is stumping up $1.7bn in a leveraged all-cash deal for 100 per cent of the shares to acquire the billion dollar technology business, aiming to achieve super-charged growth in packaging and textile printing for its returns.

Digital print manufacturer Xeikon has developed a new dry toner-based solution for flexible pouches, and has a new director from Heidelberg to head up its operations in the Asia-Pacific.

HP Indigo users are able to take part in a new free recycling programme that will see all used ink cans and ink tubes, as well as all BIDs (ink developers) and rollers, taken away by recycling operation Close the Loop.

Jet Technologies has launched the latest innovation in textured matte film, Rough Touch, which features a rough, gritty feel and is aimed at the luxury printing and packaging markets.

The double auction for packaging, converting and printing equipment from Cardboard Containers in Rosebery and Dotprint in Springvale will now finish at the end of next week.

Currie Group and HP are hosting a series of sessions in Australia and New Zealand for printers to test drive the HP Indigo 6r (pictured) and 7r series – the reconditioned versions of the popular digital presses.

New Zealand-based label printer Unimax in Auckland is the latest label converter to install a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV, halving its production times.

EFI has its eyes on packaging print, says its new chief, with the Nozomi inkjet platform poised to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the sector.

Label printers and packagers need to be aware of the risks associated with chemical migration, according to a new white paper from Jet Technologies.

Tetra Pak is teaming up with global press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer to bring digital print to its food and beverage cartons.

German press giant KBA and inkjet solutions developer Durst are creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce a digital carton printing press.

Orora in Melbourne has become the first printer in the world to have the newly launched white ink and print modes for its Nozomi digital corrugated board press.

Wagner Prestige Labels is moving into inkjet printing, with a new Epson SurePress L-4033AW as the centrepiece of its new production suite.