Retroflex Inc. has announced its plans for a $1.5 million addition to its Wrightstown, Wis. facility, which will add 12,500 sq. ft. The expansion is set to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and will increase the physical space of several Retroflex departments.
Effective February 18, Walt Mesik has taken the lead on sales and partner support for Nilpeter in the Northeast region of the United States. Mesik has more than 25 years of experience in the narrow-web industry, including a previous stint with Nilpeter.
Newport, Ky.-based Steinhauser recently added the company's first ever MPS flexo press, installing a 12-color EF 530 in January. Steinhauser opted for the MPS press due to its ability to print pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves at high speeds.
Great American Packaging, a Los Angeles-based flexible packaging manufacturer, has invested in a Koenig & Bauer-Flexotecnica EVO-XD Press. The press will provide an opportunity to meet increasing customer demand, and produce higher-quality printed output.
OMET Americas is hosting its first open house at Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on February 6-7. The event will feature speaker presentations, OMET press demonstrations and opportunities to meet with additional industry vendors.
Harper Corp. of America has officially announced the addition of the QD Printer to its flatbed equipment offerings. The QD Printer was designed for the ink environment with lab safety in mind. Built using modular construction with heavy duty components, it is extremely durable.
The Chicago branch of corrugated converter Welch Packaging achieved a record number of setups in a single shift, logging 103 setups of its BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY over the course of eight hours.
The OMET X6 provides the possibility of positioning the rotary screen-printing unit on a rail instead placing it on the printing station. This ensures printers will not lose a flexo station and saves space in a printing facility.
BOBST showcased the abilities of the REVO Digital Flexo technology during Labelexpo Americas through demonstrations of the M1 and M6 in-line presses and quality checks of their outputs.
To meet demands from brand owners seeking higher quality printing at a lower cost and label printers seeking to deliver superior output while reducing waste, EDALE will showcase AiiR technology, its autonomous flexo printing technology, during Labelexpo Americas 2018.
Heidelberg North America has appointed Chris Brooks to the position of vice president of label products. In this role, Brooks will focus on the integration of Gallus into Heidelberg North America, and the expansion of the Gallus product line in the United States and Canada.
At Labelexpo Americas, BOBST will feature demonstrations on multiple production lines, including the M6 in-line Digital Flexo platform and the M1 in-line flexo press in its latest IoT configuration. Mouvent, the Bobst Group's digital printing competence center, will be highlighting the innovative technology behind its Mouvent Cluster platform.
The OMET XJet powered by Durst will be on display in OMET's booth at Labelexpo Americas. The press combines the OMET X6's capabilities with the Durst Tau RSC inkjet platform. The OMET iFlex will also be on display, showcasing its features that make label printing easier.
When a customer approached McDowell Label with a challenging shrink sleeve job for a new line of foaming hand soaps, there was never a question the Plano, Texas-based printer would take on the job and produce it to the customer's specifications. In fact, the final product was so impressive, it was among the top entries in the 32nd annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards, winning first place in the Flexible Packaging - Flexo (Process) category.
At Labelexpo Americas, Mark Andy will be showcasing a variety of new technologies from across its product lines. This includes the latest additions to its Performance Series line of flexo presses, the hybrid Digital Series HD, and the latest from Mark Andy Print Products and Rotoflex.
Mark Andy has expanded its Performance Series line of flexographic presses, with the addition of the P9E, P7E and P5E models. The P9E will be officially unveiled at Labelexpo Americas, and is designed specifically for flexible packaging production.
Paper Converting Machine Company announced it will hold a demonstration of SteadyPrint, its anti-bounce technology, at the Impact Summit later this month. This technology minimizes the effects of forces experienced during printing and monitors and reduces bounce in real time.