The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association announced James Martin has come on board as Executive VP, Supplier and Manufacturer Relations. Martin, who recently served as CEO of MBO America, will bring his experience with trade shows and associations to PRINTING United, which launches in October 2019.
To support its growing pressure-sensitive label business, Little Chute, Wis.-based Heartland Label Printers has purchased its second Cohesio machine from ETI Converting Equipment of Canada. The Cohesio machine will feature flexo printing stations, adhesive and silicone coating stations, and ETI's Pellicut diecutting technology.
Welcome to the final edition of the Road Map of Progress series, which reveals insights that our reporter Patrick Henry learned from subject matter experts in each packaging segment. This week, Mark Mazur, consultant; chair of the FIRST committee, Flexographic Technical Association, discusses progress in flexible packaging.
More than any other value-adding finishing step, perforating makes print interactive. When perforated sections are pulled from direct mail pieces and other kinds of printed matter, things start to happen. They collect coupons for redemption. Perforating puts the ability to do all of these things literally into their hands. This white paper reviews two approaches to flexible perforating that provide printers and converters a full set of options for getting the job done in the most efficient way.
Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, a manufacturer of reliable, high-quality print finishing equipment for foil stamping, diecutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating. Kluge provides customers a full life cycle solution for offline finishing with OEM parts and consumables, high quality services, and innovative equipment.
Citing increases in demand for flexible packaging, Mondi is expanding its U.S. operations for increased flat-bottom bag production. Mondi is targeting the food, pet food and home and personal care markets for these flexible packaging applications.
With an eye toward the label market, Canon has announced the launch of the new Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units.
Lithographic Industries, a Broadview, Ill.-based package printer known for its high-quality blister card printing in combination gang runs, has increased its throughput with the addition of a KBA-Iberica Optima 106 diecutter.
Maxcess has announced the release of three tension amplifiers from MAGPOWR that provide advanced networking capabilities. The new load cell amplifiers provide improved integration into machine control networks and improved web tension measurement.
There’s no denying the importance of the technical side of the printing industry. But sometimes, it’s important to take a step back for a reminder that human resources are a company’s most valuable resources and are the building blocks for its success.
As printers, we obsess in the pursuit of perfection, such as on the spectrum of color. But there is a different spectrum that is perhaps even more difficult to master, and for which alignment is even more critical: the Cultural Spectrum.
Domino announced that it has named Tom Grencik its new Digital Printing Service Manager. Grencik has more than 25 years of experience and previously held roles at Xeikon, Hewlett-Packard, Nexpress Solutions and Eastman Kodak.
In the latest episode of Podcasts from the Printerverse, Deb Corn spoke with Ford Bowers, President and CEO at Speciality Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), about his vision for serving the industry and transforming SGIA Expo into PRINTING United starting in 2019.
SCREEN announced the recent installation of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press at Ample Industries, Inc., a full-service label converter located in the Springfield, Mo., metropolitan area.
Paper Converting Machine Company announced the launch of SteadyPrint, a new anti-bounce feature that is now part of the Fusion series of flexographic presses. The technology helps to mitigate the challenges of bounce and further enhance the Fusion’s ability to produce high-quality output through a wide speed range.
Nilpeter announced a restructure of its partner support setup in the Northeast region. Keith Nagle will take over sales responsibilities in the Northeast region from Senior Sales Representative Bob Loescher.
Kao Collins announced the launch of its proprietary magnetic ink character recognition product. The water-based ink formulation with metal oxide nanoparticles is formulated for Kyocera and HP thermal inkjet printheads and can be adapted to work in other technologies.
During a recent webinar, three commercial printers discussed the transition into adding digital packaging.