Converting & Printing

Labelmakers has become the largest label converter in Australasia in the time since it was founded in 1987. That kind of growth does not happen by waiting around or playing catch-up.

New demand for security and authentication devices to tackle the threat of counterfeiting caused by the Covid crisis will strengthen the holography market in 2021, according to the global hologram trade body.

Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has launched both a non-stop unwinder (NSU) and non-stop rewinder (NSR) solution.

EFI is launching a new version of its single-pass digital inkjet corrugated board printer, the new EF Nozomi C18000 Plus.

Koenig & Bauer Durst has unveiled updates for its Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic corrugated production press, the system that provides industrial solutions for run lengths from one to millions.

Result Group has joined Ravenwood’s global distributor network for driving linerless in this region. Result has invested in a Ravenwood linerless demo sleever.

Heidelberg has recently unveiled several innovations that can help packaging printers meet increasing demand for shorter run lengths and more embellishments.

Print systems developer Konica Minolta presented on its AuccrioLabel 230 digital label press during a break-out session at the AIP Australasian Packaging Conference.

The 2020 AIP Australian Packaging Conference looked deep into the future of printing and flexibles and came to the conclusion that the future was bright, with innovation the key to overcoming obstacles.

German printing press manufacturer Heidelberg is concentrating on end-to-end digitised solutions in sheetfed offset printing in the growing labels sector.

Konica Minolta is establishing a new direct operation in New Zealand. The operation will sell and support the company's production print, industrial print, and office printing equipment.

Xeikon will launch a new high-end seven-colour label press in its Panther portfolio: the PX30000; it says the press will meet a need in the market and extend the company’s offering.

Yohei Konaka has taken on the role of managing director of Konica Minolta Australia, effective immediately. This follows a delay in his official appointment due to Covid-19.

A B Graphic International has expanded its range of modules for its Digicon Series 3 with the launch of its latest, newly branded, digital technology – DigiJet (JetFX), supplied in ANZ by Currie Group.

Packaging machinery developer Bobst is adding a new digital management tool, TooLink, to its Mastercut 106 PER die cutter, as part of its strategy to connect its equipment for automation efficiencies.

Labelmakers Group is investing in digital technology for the flexibles and linerless market with the imminent commissioning of an HP Indigo 20000 digital press, to be installed at its Sydney facility.