Converting & 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.

Packaging technology company PulPac is piloting its first dry moulded fibre technology line, in what it said is a step towards producing plastic-free and degradable fibre products.

When organic chai and cocoa supplier Chai Me was looking to develop its business, labels producer Luminar opened a whole new product line, and revenue stream, for the company.

On what would have been the opening day of drupa, Kodak has released a tranche of new technologies, including the Uteco Sapphire EVO W digital packaging press.

Esko and AVT Inspections Systems are combining their operations. The integration is to incorporate automated quality inspection into Esko's packaging and labelling value chains.

Press giant Koenig & Bauer has unveiled a new B1 press for the packaging and commercial markets, the Rapida 106 X, at its live streaming event in Germany.

Today’s consumer enjoys self-expression and is willing to pay more, wait longer, and values items made especially for them. Drawing on industry research, HP has put together the top trends.

Food and beverage producers of all sizes can make major gains by viewing their labels as part of their marketing arsenal, according to Steve Matthews from leading digital label printer Wrapt.

Make it pop


In such a connected world, keeping pace with the right look and feel is essential. While a picture was once worth a thousand words, it’s now worth much more. If you don’t want your audience to bounce, basic is not enough.