Green Bay Packaging, a leading producer of folding cartons, corrugated packaging and point-of-purchase displays, has installed the 1,000th Very Large Format (VLF) printing unit from Heidelberg.
RMGT had another record year in 2016 with press sales up significantly over 2015’s record setting results. Part of the company's success is due to the release of its 10 and 11 series of presses, designed for the packaging and corrugated markets.
El Paso Paper Box has installed a new seven-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 full in-line UV coating sheetfed perfector press. The press will be taking on all of El Paso Paper Box's high-end packaging and is being referred to as the company's "workhorse."
Classic Litho + Design, Inc. recently hosted an open house to highlight how its Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package and DryStar UV can provide faster turnaround times and enhanced quality for its wide range of customers in Southern California and beyond.
Manroland Sheetfed has announced that Sean Springett, 42, has been appointed chief executive of its subsidiaries in Chicago and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
Through its apprenticeship program, Heidelberg is seeking to increase the number of skilled operators in the printing industry. This year, the company hosted 90 apprentices at its Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany, location, and is hoping to launch an apprenticeship program in the United States.
Siegwerk has launched a new series of EB-curable inks for offset printing, and specifically designed for flexible packaging. The inks provide offset flexible packaging printers with an improved short-run solution and faster changeover times.
Advance Paper Box Company/Packaging Spectrum, a premier full-service packaging company since 1924, is reaching new levels of efficiency with a newly-installed seven-color, 57˝ KBA Rapida 145 press.
Zeller+Gmelin has developed new adhesive systems for cold foil transfer on sheetfed and web offset printing presses. The adhesives are designed specifically for the LED UV printing sector.
Heidelberg has launched a new development center project at its Wiesloch-Walldorf location, which will result in a state-of-the-art research facility for the printing industry. To mark the project's launch, Heidelberg hosted Theresia Bauer, minister of science, research and the arts for the German state of Baden-Württemberg, at the facility.
Cosmo Films has launched BOPP based black velvet lamination films. The films provide an intense black color and velvety tactile elements, making it well-suited for luxury packaging applications.
Every four years, drupa is typically the industry event that sets the tone for the future. But Labelexpo and Graph Expo provided a strong glimpse for the North American market.
Expanded gamut printing has offered package printers and converters efficiency improvements and strong graphic quality. Gamse Lithographic Co., is one example of a label converter that has benefitted from expanded gamut.
Hammer Packaging, a converter based in Rochester, N.Y., recently added a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8+L, increasing productivity and capacity. The new press will run alongside two existing Speedmaster CD 102 presses and a CX 102.
Colbert Packaging has completed a substantial equipment investment and installation, adding an RMGT 1050 LX printing press, a BOBST EXPERTCUT 106 PER diecutter and a BOBST ACCUCHECK in-line inspection system to its Lake Forest, Ill., facility.
Throughout drupa 2016, digital and conventional press suppliers demonstrated how by working together, they can provide the best solutions for their customers' needs.
Goss's Embedded Color Bar Control Technology enables packaging converters to embed the color bar, used for controlling color, registration and ink on the printed substrate, into the image on a label or packaging design.