Hybrid printing platforms that combine digital and conventional technology have created a lot of buzz in the industry in recent years. packagePRINTING hosted a webinar last week featuring two early adopters of the technology and the impact it's had on their business and their customers.
RR Donnelley has added two new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Presses, with one press going to its Visalia, Calif., location and the other going to its Wilson, N.C., location. The presses will be used to transition RRD's traditional short-run flexo work to better utilize capacity while maximizing up-time on medium to long-run assets.
John Roberts, a Minneapolis-based commercial printing, packaging and marketing services provider, recently signed the first Heidelberg Subscription contract in the United States.
UPM Raflatac has announced the expansion of its RafCycle label liner recycling solution to the United States and Canada. Through the RafCycle program, UPM Raflatac collects the paper and PET liner waste from its RafCycle partners and recycles it into new materials.
Industrial Inkjet Ltd. has added Courtney Marshall and Stuart Hill as account managers in Golden, Colo. Marshall joins IIJ having most recently accumulated experience as a research analyst with Navigant Consulting while Hill will bring 28 years of experience to the role.
EFI highlighted its complete portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at the All4Pack trade show in Paris, which included the launch of new print modes for the EFI Nozomi C18000 – its ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press.
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MPS has promoted Michael Weyermann to the role of VP of sales and marketing. Weyermann has been with the company since 2015 and is expected to help the company grow in the North American market.
Gerard Geurts, formerly of HP Indigo, brings four decades of experience to S-One Labels & Packaging, where he will implement new processes to improve availability and compatibility of pre- and post-printing solutions.
Esko and Amtech Software have entered into a partnership that will help increase efficiency for corrugated converters. Through the partnership, the companies will develop an integration between Esko's ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech's Encore ERP solution.
Southern Carton has expanded its capabilities with the addition of a Pinnacle Onset X3 UV flatbed printer from Fujifilm. The printer has provided new opportunities for the company to expand into the wide-format print segment, serving new customers and growing into new markets.
Mary Ann Geers, GPA’s SVP for Marketing and Corporate Strategy, reveals that the company intends to “ramp up” its presence at PRINTING United next year as a leading supplier of substrates for graphic and packaging applications in all printing processes.
Data Communications Management of Brampton, Ontario has installed the first Heidelberg-Gallus Labelfire 340 in Canada. The press was acquired in response to increasing customer need for short runs and customization of labels.
Domino has released a new video highlighting Label Resources' success with the Domino N610i inkjet press. Label Resources experienced a 40% growth in new sales and production in the first full month of production with the press.
After exhibiting at the SGIA Expo for 45 years, Rollem International will continue to exhibit next year at PRINTING United in Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019. Rollem’s evolving product strategy coincides with PRINTING United’s theme of convergence – the opportunities that print service providers now have to branch beyond their core businesses into new and profitable print markets.
The Mactac Performance Adhesives Group has announced the expansion of its LAS laser products. Featuring strong layflat characteristics and compatibility with multiple adhesives and printing processes, LAS products are often used in industrial labeling applications.
MGI Digital Technology has integrated Memjet's DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment press. This is the first 40-plus-inch sheetfed press to integrate the DuraLink inkjet printheads, ink and modules, as well as the first five-color digital printing system to offer decorative special effects.
MGI will present the new AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory during the Paris All4Pack Exhibition, taking place from Nov. 26-29. The B1 inkjet printing and embellishment platform includes white UV pigment ink, in-line substrate sheet priming, 2D/3D UV clear varnish ink, variable embossed foil effects and more.