Converting & Printing

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.

German press giant KBA has bought Turkish folder gluer equipment manufacturing company Duran, and changed its name to reflect the deal - the company is now known as Koenig & Bauer Duran.

EFI is hosting a three-part lunchtime webinar series looking at opportunities in corrugated digital, beginning today.

The world’s first digital B1 inkjet sheetfed press, the Heidelberg Primefire 106, is now in series production, with 25 packaging printers around the world already in the queue to receive one. PKN attended the launch in Weisloch, Germany this month.

Chinese candy packager LVAI will expand its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses to eight, in what is the Asia-Pacific and Japan region’s largest deployment of the press model to date.

In the largest deal to date for the HP Graphics packaging business, ePac Flexible Packaging is investing US$100m in 20 new HP Indigo 20000 presses, including hardware, supplies and services.

Xeikon has launched its new QB toner range at Labelexpo in Chicago, which supersedes the QA-I and ICE toners for Xeikon 3000 series and Cheetah digital label presses and is aimed at keeping Xeikon ahead of regulatory changes.