Converting & Printing

The world's biggest offset press manufacturer, Heidelberg, is launching its new Speedmaster range, which it describes as the most intelligent and automated ever produced.

HP is launching a raft of new digital presses for labels, flexibles, and cartons, including a narrow web digital press the V12 which will compete on speed with analogue presses, running at 120 metres a minute.

Flexible packaging printer ePac has broken a production record on its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses operating around the world.

Techkon’s ChromaLT – a lite version of the Chroma software – is now available in Australia.

A titanic battle is underway in New York for control of HP, whose graphics arm is an increasingly important player in packaging print. PKN associate editor Wayne Robinson assesses the implications for the local packaging community.

Print & Pack will now distribute all Bobst products in Australia and New Zealand, including webfed presses.

The first converter to use Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV+LM (low-migration ink) inkjet label press for flexible pouches plans to use it to expand into a fast-growing market.

Package printing, commercial printing, and book printing will drive a 65 per cent upswing in digital print over the next decade, according to industry research agency Smithers.

A successful entry into the Asian market for the rapidly growing HP Indigo packaging printer is a forerunner for an attack on the local flexible packaging sector.

Central Coast trade label house Guru Labels has acquired tag and label supplier TyTags from the Sweeney family.

Global label giant CCL Industries is spending $8.1m to buy Stuck on You, the Geelong-based manufacturer of personalised kids’ labels founded by Carrie Felton.

NSW Central Coast printer SL&CS Promotions has upgraded to a new UV inkjet label press from Screen, distributed by Jet Technologies.

Folding carton printing company Arkay Packaging in Virginia has signed a contract for a Heidelberg Primefire 106, with the company saying it wants to “expand its position as a technological leader in the market for luxury packaging”.

Leading ANZ graphic arts industry supplier Currie Group is investing into the 3D printing sector, with a partnership equity agreement in 3D solutions developer EVOK3D.

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 was its largest, most international show held to date, with all figures rising to record levels.