Converting & Printing

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.

The seventh outing for Pack Print International has been hailed as a success, setting new records for attendance.

Chili Publish is unveiling its latest and what it says is its most important label and packaging update yet - Chili publisher 5.7, with demos set to take place at Printing United in Dallas next week.

APPMA member Jet Technologies is celebrating 10 years of partnership success with Screen GP, as the two companies gear up for 2020 with new Screen products.

Mark Daws, Currie Group Director – Labels & Packaging ANZ, took a dozen Aussie and Kiwi label printers to the world’s biggest digital reel-to-reel label plant All4Labels, as part of the Labelexpo event.

The Print Control Wizard software from Esko scooped the coveted Award for Innovation at the Label Industry Global Awards, presented at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.

Next Printing is moving into the labels sector, with the company investing in a new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press and an ABG Digicon Lite converting system, both supplied by Currie Group, to kick-start its new business.