Converting & Printing

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.

Sticky Labels has helped its FMCG customers like Natures Organics to keep up with spikes in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to its new L350UV+ digital label press.

Digital print solutions developer Konica Minolta is running a webinar next Wednesday on the benefits and opportunities that come with entering digital label printing.

The application of holographic labels helped thwart Russian counterfeiters and aided in the resurgence of two pharmaceutical brands, according to speciality printer Eltronis.

Major exhibitor Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed its participation at the rescheduled drupa next year, joining Koenig & Bauer as major names that will be at the Messe Centre.

Digital enhancement solutions developer Scodix – represented in ANZ by Currie Group – is launching a new productivity workflow package, Scodix Studio Station, which it says will boost productivity by 60 per cent.

Heidelberg has sold the Gallus label press business, as the press giant continues its strategic realignment to stabilise the company, focus on its core sheetfed offset presses, and develop new market opportunities.

Packaging converters and printers Impact International, Detpak Cartons, Pandoras Boxes and Peacock Bros won Gold at the 2020 National Print Awards.

Currie Group company EVOK3D has won a contract to supply Industrial-grade HP 3D printers to the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group.

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.