Converting & Printing

Italiya Graphics is installing the country’s first HP PageWide C500 Corrugated Press, which will enable it to expand its offering of corrugated products and digital printing services.

Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables, Ball & Doggett, has appointed Zaidee Jackson as national BDM, Sustainable Packaging.

Impact International won Gold in the Environmental Sustainability Award at the NSW PICAs, the latest in its series of awards for its pioneering eco-work.

Auckland‐based Soar Print and communications group ICG are merging, creating a Kiwi print powerhouse of packaging, logistics, commercial print, creative, publishing and large format expertise.

PDQ Labels has made its first move into digital printing, installing a new Screen L350UV inkjet press from Jet Technologies, and seeing its turnaround times go from two weeks to two days as a result.

Kodak will launch into digital packaging next year, with Ascend, a new food-safe, five-unit, print system, which comes with 13 different inline embellishment options including inline foiling.

Offset press giant Heidelberg will run a virtual Innovation Week next week, with a focus on innovations in packaging, label and commercial segments aimed to boost print shop performance.

Digital print pioneer Xeikon has designed new scalable presses to enable businesses to enter the digital label market, and grow their machine with the business. Wayne Robinson writes.

Screen GP Australia, through dealer Jet Technologies, has experienced excellent sales of its Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press throughout the pandemic era. Here are the reasons why.

Queensland printer Platypus Print Packaging, headed by CEO Tom Lusch, is modernising its Geebung factory, and has ordered Australia’s first Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 X as part of that programme.

National hot foil stamping and embossing business Avon Graphics is offering packaging converters a new option, with Alumma tool-free foiling and dent-free embossing. Wayne Robinson reports.

Digital inkjet is fast finding favour as a printing technology for the growing sustainable fibre-based packaging sector. Jamie Weller, business development director at Kissel + Wolf Australia, tells PKN why.

A B Graphic International (ABG) has launched the next evolution of its DigiLase 4.0 digital laser cutting machine, with new individual piece options and faster speeds, available in ANZ from Currie Group.

The Covid period has seen digital printing secure new markets in labels and packaging, and its growth is set to turbo charge to 11% CAGR over the next five years, according to Smithers.

Demand for packaging printing presses is driving surging orders at press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer, with the company seeing a 30 per cent uptick in demand for new presses.

Kurz will be bringing new product security and brand protection solutions into Australia and New Zealand with its acquisition of German business Tesa Scribos.