Converting & Printing

Esko has unveiled its Innovation Hub, an interactive always-on tool to enable the industry to explore the Esko 2020 portfolio of new and upgraded products in a virtual environment.

HP has certified a new thick paperboard from Iggesund Paperboard for its HP Indigo digital presses; the paperboard is especially suitable for premium packaging applications.

Technology innovator Screen GP is launching new print solutions for the packaging sector for folding carton, corrugated, and wide web flexo, setting itself up to be a major player in the field.

Packaging ink supplier Siegwerk and APK AG, a producer of plastic recyclate, have worked together to complete de-inking trials of twofold printed LDPE films.

Perfection Packaging has scooped the prestigious (North American) FTA Best in Show wide web category Award for Print Excellence, crediting the use of the Kodak Flexcel NX plates in large part for the award.

Domino Digital Printing Solutions is launching a new food packaging compliant UV-curable black ink, available for use with the Domino K600i high resolution digital ink jet printer.

Currie Group is helping labels and packaging printers that use its HP Indigo presses up-skill their sales practices during the Covid downtime, through a series of small group webinars.

AB Graphic International (ABG) will provide Digicon Automation modules to deliver high-speed finishing in both nearline or inline configurations for the new high speed HP Indigo V12 Digital Press.

Press giant Heidelberg is expanding its subscription model, which sees printers not pay for the press but rather the sheets they produce, to create four distinct contract packages.

The virus-driven rush to buy supermarket products has seen demand for Jet Technologies' label and packaging materials for FMCG goods soar by 500 per cent.

Syntegon Technology and Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs have launched a joint system for Shaped Paper Pods.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has updated the Fair Work Act to enable employees to take at least two weeks of unpaid pandemic leave. It also enables employees to take double their annual leave at half their normal pay, if their employer agrees.

Heidelberg is launching two new high-performance die cutting systems, as well as a short run solution for smaller printing companies that may use Heidelberg jobbing and cylinder presses.

HP has launched new presses for labels, flexibles, and cartons. This includes the V12, a narrow web digital press that competes on speed with analogue presses, running at 120 metres a minute.

Wagner Prestige Labels is now producing a third of its labels on its new digital Durst Tau 330 RSC E inkjet label press and enjoying dramatically reduced waste levels.

The world's biggest offset press manufacturer, Heidelberg, is launching its new Speedmaster range, which it describes as the most intelligent and automated ever produced.