Converting & Printing

Leading flexo platemaking house Kirk Group has installed a new ThermoFlexX imager, combined with a full Catena+ platemaking line from XSYS, for fully automated touch-free production of flexo plates.

There will be so much to see and do at the eagerly anticipated Label & Packaging Expo and its co-located events PacPrint 2021 and the Visual Impact Expo, to be held in Melbourne at the end of the June..

Trimatt Systems, which took out the Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award – SME at the APPMA Awards of Excellence for its CardLine 7000, proudly showcased its new FoldLine 9000, BatchLine and Trimatt 1170 at AUSPACK.

HP Indigo will send its new V12 120 metres a minute label press to beta testing in September, with launch expected a year later, for a press that is targeting label runs of between two and seven kilometres.

Finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has launched the next evolution of its Omega SRI high performance slitting, rewinding and inspection label finishing system.

Melbourne-based label specialist, Sticky Labels, has optimised its digital operations by upgrading to the latest Screen automated label production system – the L350UV SAI Inkjet Series.

Inkjet printing systems giant Canon has bought label and packaging print equipment manufacturer Edale, aiming to strengthen its business, develop turnkey solutions, and create opportunities for the future.

Currie Group will take the largest stand at PacPrint 22 where it will show a host of new technologies, and unveil its new corporate look to the Australia and New Zealand industry.

Kissel+ Wolf unpacks the common misconceptions about digital inkjet printing, and outlines the benefits, to help corrugated converters make informed decisions as they transition from analogue to digital.

With no agreement in sight between UPM and Finnish Paperworkers' Union Paperiliitto, the strike at UPM's Finnish pulp and paper mills extends to another two weeks, adding to global supply woes.

Digital print solutions developer Xeikon is launching Titon, a new toner formulation which it says offers all the benefits of UV inks without the disadvantages, for printing fibre-based food packaging.

Sun Chemical has collaborated with HP to launch sustainable flexible packaging, produced with HP’s Indigo digital press and Sun Chemical’s new solventless lamination solution SunLam.

Graffica, supplier of premium equipment and services to the packaging and POS industries, will be exhibiting its best in-house box making solutions, along with other packaging equipment, at PacPrint.

The Asia Pacific and Japan HP Inkspiration Awards are back for 2022, with printers needing to get their entries in by Monday 11 April, for the awards which will be announced on 23 May.

A B Graphic International – represented by Currie Group in ANZ – has formalised its exclusive global agreement with Actega Metal Print (AMP) for its metallisation technology, Ecoleaf.

EFI is bringing a new version of its Nozomi press to market, the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED, which it says is a ultra high speed inkjet solution for corrugated printing.