Wim Maes will step down as president and CEO of Flint Group’s Digital Solutions in May. Benoit Chatelard, the former VP, production printing business group, for Ricoh Europe, will be appointed to the role.
Flint Group Narrow Web has invested in a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press, which will be installed in its North America Centre of Technical Excellence in Rogers, Minn. The press will assist Flint Group in its ink development and will be available for customer usage.
Flint Group's three divisions — Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic Products and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon) — will all display their latest solutions at Labelexpo Americas. Flint Group will also debut "The Flint Group Factory," a virtual label production shop in which all different Flint Group products and services are highlighted.
Flint Group has launched VANTAGE LED, a UV LED lamp retrofit conversion solution for sheetfed printers. The system utilizes EcoLUX LED lamps, supplied by Air Motion Systems.
Flint Group is set to revolutionize print color management with VIVO Colour Solutions, launched to the global market at drupa 2016.
In Xeikon's first major show since it was acquired by Flint Group, the company has announced its headlining products that will be on display at drupa 2016. These include the Trillium One press, the Folding Diecut Unit and the Xeikon 9800.
Flint Group Flexographic Products won a 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its nyloflex FTF digital plate, which provides an easy way to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates.