As market convergence continues to accelerate, Kodak has decided to support the 2019 PRINT United Expo in Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019. For Kodak, education is essential to move the industry forward and PRINT United will offer many learning opportunities across all segments of the print industry.
All American Label, a label printer with facilities in Dublin, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Nilpeter MO-4 offset press and plans to install a second by December. The addition of the MO-4 will assist the company in serving the wine and spirit markets.
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As part of the Paper & Packaging Board's campaign "Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds," two new animated characters have been revealed. The characters will be featured in print and television advertisements, as well as digital advertisements on various platforms.
As intelligent and interactive packaging begins to appear on shelves, the connection between packaging, marketing and technology is growing stronger. Cory Francer, editor-in-chief of packagePRINTING, joined Thorin McGee of Target Marketing and Rob Stott of Dealerscope to discuss smart packaging examples they've seen, how marketers can leverage the technology, and where this all fits into the consumer electronics world.
The dangers of laundry and dish detergent pods have been well documented ever since these products began to appear on store shelves. However, detergent-related poisonings persist, and two legislators from New York have proposed packaging regulations in an effort to make these products safer.
In Chile, packaging considerations have become a heavy means for the country to curtail a crisis that has led the health ministry to categorize three quarters of adults and more than half of 6-year-old children overweight or obese.
Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) is the first company to purchase the full ecosystem of EFI technologies for corrugated packaging, featuring EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system software for business ERP and production management integrated with an EFI Fiery digital front end and the Nozomi C18000 inkjet press.
If you’re using late-model flexo or offset equipment to produce packaging and labels, give yourself some extra points for being cutting-edge. Thanks to automation and other technical advances, the conventional processes have never looked or performed better.
For converters who have a wide range of jobs, hybrid printing technology may be the best solution to meet demands efficiently.
The eltosch grafix LED Powerline Focus drying system was developed for high-speed sheetfed offset printing machines. This powerful LED UV system has been optimized for greater distances from the substrate. A high intensity is achieved by using a unique focusing optic lens. This leads to extraordinary curing results even at the highest operating speeds. LED Powerline’s modular design permits the switching off of individual segments for an easy adaptation to small sheet sizes. Advantages include: Unique focal lens system UV concentration; high flexibility in substrate clearances; compact module design; 5 diode row LED segments; exchangeable LED segments; high output power with low energy consumption; formats from 20” to 73”; and segment shutdown for small sheet sizes.
The Durst Digital Days, held at Durst's headquarters in Brixen, Italy, highlighted the company's latest inkjet developments for labels and packaging. The event featured Durst customers discussing their experiences with the technology and live demonstrations of Durst inkjet products.
This year marks the 60th anniversary for the member-driven organization, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Founded in 1958, its purpose remains the same — serving the package printing and converting industry by connecting like-minded individuals, providing flexographers the resources needed to expand their skills, and continuing to drive flexography to package printing dominance.
Durst and OMET have unveiled the XJet hybrid printing platform during Durst's Digital Days event at its headquarters in Brixen, Italy. The hybrid press combines Durst’s Tau 330 digital inkjet system with OMET X6 flexo stations and converting units.
Oak Printing, a printer of paper labels, has purchased an eight-color, 41˝ Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO. The company was drawn toward the automated capabilities of the press and its ability to handle a variety of substrates.
Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), Inc. has announced its support of PRINT United 2019 (Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019), seeing this comprehensive event as an opportunity to expand and create new alliances.
WS Packaging Group, based in Green Bay, Wis., has been acquired by Platinum Equity. The company was previously part of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. WS Packaging provides labels and packaging solutions for the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical markets.