Converting & Printing

Melbourne-based Affinity Print has bought family-owned Cain Colour. The move is to boost Affinity Print's UV print capacity in the high-end packaging market.

Esko, a supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions, has launched ArtPro+ 20.0, the latest generation of itsPDF editor for packaging and label prepress.

Packaging technology company PulPac is piloting its first dry moulded fibre technology line, in what it said is a step towards producing plastic-free and degradable fibre products.

When organic chai and cocoa supplier Chai Me was looking to develop its business, labels producer Luminar opened a whole new product line, and revenue stream, for the company.

On what would have been the opening day of drupa, Kodak has released a tranche of new technologies, including the Uteco Sapphire EVO W digital packaging press.

Esko and AVT Inspections Systems are combining their operations. The integration is to incorporate automated quality inspection into Esko's packaging and labelling value chains.

Press giant Koenig & Bauer has unveiled a new B1 press for the packaging and commercial markets, the Rapida 106 X, at its live streaming event in Germany.

Today’s consumer enjoys self-expression and is willing to pay more, wait longer, and values items made especially for them. Drawing on industry research, HP has put together the top trends.

Food and beverage producers of all sizes can make major gains by viewing their labels as part of their marketing arsenal, according to Steve Matthews from leading digital label printer Wrapt.

Make it pop


In such a connected world, keeping pace with the right look and feel is essential. While a picture was once worth a thousand words, it’s now worth much more. If you don’t want your audience to bounce, basic is not enough.

Packaging equipment giant Bobst says a new reality is now in play as it releases a slew of new products with technology and innovation well and truly in the forefront.

Alon Bar-Shany, the global face of HP Indigo and its long-time general manager, is leaving the company after a quarter of a century with the innovative labels and packaging print systems developer.

Xeikon is launching into the corrugated printing market with its Idera system, a new fully integrated digital solutions platform for corrugated packaging converters.

Savas Mystakidis will be the new managing director of Heidelberg Australia & New Zealand, succeeding Richard Timson, who steps up to the role of Asia Pacific project director.

Ross Read, a pioneer of digital print for packaging in Australia has enabled small food and beverage brands to create a big impact on shelf.

Aldus Graphics has appointed industry veteran Shaun Pullen as its general manager for South East Asia. He will be based in Malaysia to serve the whole region.