Packaging and Labelling
Special Feature 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
By Jef Catapang

The world of industrial print is full of exotic substrates like glass, ceramic and textiles, so much so that “industrial print” is fragmented and hard to clearly define. Yet industrial printing isn’t just raising eyebrows—it’s drawing crowds. Take for example InPrint 2014, the inaugural trade show and conference focused solely on the wonders and wares of industrial print. Held in Hanover on April 8 to 10, the fledgling event drew nearly 7,000 visitors from 60 countries, more than double the expectations of its organizers.

Special Feature 29 SEPTEMBER 2014
It’s no secret that commercial printers are increasingly looking to packaging as a possible stable ground, a new arena in which to find their footing following the tumultuous recession years and the so-called death of print. The rationale is simple: while printed media may eventually go the way of the dinosaur (or at least the way of the giant panda), packages are here to stay. Even if consumers can order their Coco Puffs online, those delicious puffed grains still have to be shipped in a box. The Internet, at least not yet, has no way of duplicating the function of folding carton.

Read the rest of this article here, in our October 2013 issue.
New Products 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
Ryobi's latest 6-up MHI 750 packing edition series press makes packaging runs profitable in as few as 500 sheets with Ryobi smart instacolor technology and Ryobi LED UV curing system.
New Products 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
Heidelberg has unveiled its new Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press. It’s based on inkjet technology from Fujifilm and was developed jointly between Heidelberg and the Gallus Group—which was taken over by Heidelberg in the summer—for the self-adhesive labels market.

New Products 11 SEPTEMBER 2014
The Xeikon Cheetah was unveiled at Labelexpo Americas 2014 and with a top speed of 30 metres per minute. the company is calling it one of its most productive five-colour digital label press.

New Products 11 SEPTEMBER 2014
Inspired by OSHA’S upcoming June 2015 GHS deadline, which will impact supply chain operations in various industries, Epson has introduced the ColorWorks C7500 label printer with just in time color (JITC) labelling.
News 11 SEPTEMBER 2014

The Tau LFS 330 is a complete system for digital labels and specialty packaging. It prints on a 13” web and, along with the Tau 330, it utilizes Durst’s low-migration/low odor inks for industrial labels like food packaging and pharmaceutical segments. The LFS incorporates state-of-the-art laser diecutting technology from Spartanics and a 1,000-watt laser that delivers speed matching, automatic job changeovers and waste reduction. It can handle multiple jobs in a single pass press and virtually uninterrupted printing.

The LFS handles a variety of papers, films, polyester, polycarbonates and metalized materials, does flexible cutting—kiss, through, perforate, engrave, mark and score. UV coating, laminations and slitting can also be added to the system. >>
News 29 AUGUST 2014
Supremex Inc., a Canadian provider of envelopes and related packaging products, has announced an investment of $500,000 to continue providing quality services.

The company plans to install a Winker + Dunnebier 234DL— a four colour inkjet envelope overprinting press in its Ville LaSalle plant. The 234DL was designed to create full-colour personalized direct mail and can print static and variable images on a variety of substrates at speeds of up to 30,000 pieces per hour.
News 21 AUGUST 2014
Esko and Highcon have expanded its partnership with an OEM agreement that will see Highcon distribute, install and support the Esko CAD digital dront end (DFE) software as a complement to the Highcon Elucid. The system is available immediately

Esko’s CAD software is already the standard for processing structural designs for production on the Highcon Euclid. It converts packaging structures to the finishing format required by the Euclid, which receives its CAD cutting and creasing information from ArtiosCAD prepared or converted DFX files. With the new OEM agreement, the Euclid will now offer an on-board software tool, the Highcon Light Editor that allows Euclid operators to take advantage of digital technology by editing crease and cut lines in the structural design of the job at the point of production, including the ability to incorporate last-minute changes. It also enables optimizing of nicks by increasing or decreasing their size or adding or removing them; and adding, removing or editing stripping lines. >>
New Products 21 AUGUST 2014
Esko has added the Konsberg V Series to its family of finishing tables. The new series promises reliability, precision and ease for companies in the packaging and sign and display markets looking to provide its customers with productive digital finishing.

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