Converting & Printing

The Screen L350UV+ inkjet label press is starring on Screen and Jet Technologies’ joint stand, number B08.

The Van Dyke Press is one of Australia’s largest manufacturers 
of pre-cut and reel-fed aluminium and PET lidding, a sector that 
is showing dramatic growth. Lindy Hughson caught up with general manager Will Tompson.

Japanese packaging printer Kyoshin Paper and Package is the first in the region to install the digital B1 Heidelberg Primefire 106, which it will use to significantly boost its web-to-pack business.

The value of digital packaging is set to soar over the next five years, by 13.1 per cent CAGR, according to print research agency Smithers Pira.

Heidelberg has revamped the design of its Speedmaster XL 75 and CX 75 offset printing presses, which are popular among packaging printers, to make them more ergonomic and user-friendly.

Kurz has combined IMD (In-Mould Decoration) with PUR (polyurethane) technology, which it says produces a clear, high-gloss surface with a self-healing topcoat.

Label press manufacturer Gallus will be focusing on the digitisation of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which will take place from 24-27 September in Brussels.

Students currently undertaking the Master of Food & Packaging Innovation degree at the University of Melbourne were treated to a hands-on demonstration of digital printing and pouch making at the Read Labels & Packaging facility.

HP is enjoying “significant adoption” of its high-volume Indigo 8000 digital press thanks to label and packaging converters choosing the solution to meet demand.

Heidelberg has launched a new online portal which it says will enable label converters to benefit from expert knowledge in the field.

Screen Graphic Solutions has finalised development of a new blue ink intended for use in its high-end Truepress Jet L350UV+ digital label printing system. The ink will be released worldwide in June this year.

Durst and Koenig & Bauer have signed their joint venture agreement, which paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fibreboard industry.

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.