Printing 09/30 2009 08:34
Pittsburgh, PA, September 29, 2009 -- Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, inventor, or researcher in the printing industry with the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. Nominations are due by November 6, 2009. » Read More
Dow Adhesives to Present Groundbreaking Results in Sustainable Flexible Packaging Lamination During Packaging Printing Expo
Laminating 09/30 2009 08:31
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) along with coating and laminating equipment manufacturer Nordmeccanica Group will reveal trial results in new, sustainable flexible packaging at the Converting and Packaging Printing Expo in Las Vegas, October 5-7. Nancy Smith, commercial development manager for Dow Adhesives and Functional Polymers, and Giancarlo Caimmi, vice president of equipment supplier Nordmeccanica, will present samples and data from the groundbreaking sustainable packaging lamination demonstration trial conducted jointly on Earth Day 2009. Expo attendees will see the high-quality sustainable lamination the companies produced during a production-scale trial combining environmentally advanced bio-based substrates, Dow Mor-Free™ solventless adhesives, water-based inks and low-energy-consumption Nordmeccanica Super Simplex Laminator equipment. “We’ll also detail how to run flexible packaging applications with lower greenhouse gas emissions at competitive cost and good performance,” Caimmi adds. “Cooperation between leading companies in this industry is key to fully realizing our goal of flexpack applications that produce no greenhouse gas emissions.” Prominent industry sources identify sustainability as a hot trend that continues to gain momentum in the flexible packaging market.
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Printing 09/30 2009 08:26
Pittsburgh, PA, September 29, 2009 -- The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF, http://www.printing.org/PGSF) presented the 2009 Harold W. Gegenheimer Annual Achievement Award to Raymond J. Prince, Vice President and Senior Consultant, NAPL. The Achievement Award was presented by John Berthelsen at the Education Summit during PRINT 09 in Chicago, IL. » Read More
Printing 09/29 2009 19:09
GMG colorTechnologies Co.,Ltd showcased Color Construct Code (Color C Code) in Auto ID Expo 2009. Color C Code is a technology that converts various digital data formats such as text, image, music, animation, and more into an 8 colored matrix code. The code can be printed and imported using any existing devices such as scanner, digital camera, web camera. It has significantly high data capacity. Linkage to network is unnecessary to get data. » Read More
Coating 09/17 2009 18:58
The medical technology industry in Germany spends about nine percent of its turnover on research and development, and almost 15 percent of its 100,000 employees are working in this area (source: SPECTARIS – German Industry Association). These values are among the highest for German industry as a whole. Companies involved in the suppliers sector are responsible for a major share of the innovations produced by the medical technology industry. Every year, this fact is impressively confirmed by COMPAMED – High tech solutions for medical technology. As part of the leading international trade fair for suppliers to the medical manufacturing industry, 18 to 20 November 2009 in Düsseldorf (parallel to MEDICA – 41st World Forum for Medicine), about 500 exhibitors from at least 30 countries will once again present a wide range of new materials, components, intermediate products and services, including complete contract manufacturing for the medical technology industry. There will also be a focus on sophisticated developments from the field of nanotechnology and microtechnology in Halls 8a and 8b of the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre. » Read More
Packaging 09/17 2009 17:19
Pro Carton, the Association of European Cartonboard and Carton Manufacturers whose members also include the manufacturers of cardboard retail packaging, will be the guest at the Düsseldorf Congress Centre CCD for the first time with its annual trade congress on 25 and 26 November 2009. At interpack 2008 Pro Carton was already the partner of INNOVATIONPARC PACKAGING, which showed fair visitors solutions for the various requirements in the domestic, retail trade, logistics as well as production sectors in an interactive presentation and also provided a forum for a direct exchange with the participating companies. “The claim of the Pro Carton trade congress is to cover key future themes in a comprehensive and holistic approach. The interpack city of Düsseldorf and the Congress Centre within the Exhibition complex offer us an appropriate and highly professional environment”, explains Stéphane Thiollier, President of Pro Carton. “We are delighted that Pro Carton has decided to hold its trade congress in Düsseldorf in future. That shows the appeal of interpack even beyond the fair’s actual date every three years”, said Bernd Jablonowski, Director interpack. » Read More
Coating 09/17 2009 17:13
DRESDEN, GERMANY, September 14, 2009 – American Superconductor Corporation, a global energy technologies company, announced today at the 9th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2009) the launch of its CryoBlock2™ product based on the company’s patented second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire known as 344 superconductors. » Read More
Packaging 09/16 2009 07:40
Arlington, Va.; Sept. 15, 2009 – PMMI announced its skill standards for mechatronics have been included in the Competency Model Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL). The model can be found online at http://www.careeronestop.org/.
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Packaging 09/16 2009 07:35
Arlington, Va.; Sept. 15, 2009 –Total U.S. shipments of packaging machinery decreased by 0.4 percent to $5.885 billion in machines sold in 2008, according to PMMI’s latest Shipments & Outlooks Study. The annual state-of-the-industry report is based on data supplied by PMMI member companies and other industry sources. » Read More
Finishing Solutions 09/16 2009 07:25
St. Louis, Missouri, USA (September 15, 2009) Rotoflex, a global leader in the label industry will display leading inspection and rewind technologies at Labelexpo Europe 2009. New finishing solutions to be introduced this year include the HSR and HLR product lines. A new Rotoflex offering for converters interested horizontal inspection, die-cut and rewind technology, these products demonstrate the durable, flexible design converters have come to expect from Rotoflex. Key features of the new HLR line include accommodating digital printing units, high-end inspection systems and custom die-cutting. » Read More
Printing 09/16 2009 07:20
Tuebingen (September 15, 2009) - GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces the availability of GMG PrintControl and GMG RapidCheck 2.0 within the next 30 days. The new version 2.0 is being demonstrated at Print 09 in Chicago from September 11-16. It makes standardization easier than ever for almost any print house, and additionally targets press manufacturers, producers of inks, paper, plates and blankets, as well as advertising agencies and print buyers. » Read More
Printing 09/16 2009 07:16
Tuebingen (September 15, 2009) - GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is presenting GMG SmartProfiler, a user-friendly solution for the creation of ColorServer profiles, at Print 09 in Chicago from September 11-16. » Read More
People 09/15 2009 07:00
KBA North America, based in Dallas, Texas, proudly introduces Mark Hischar, an experienced senior level printing executive, as its new president and CEO. Hischar will officially begin his new post on Oct. 1, 2009. He succeeds Holger Garbrecht, who stepped down as CEO on August 31st and rejoined his family in Germany. » Read More
INCA ONSET S20 UV FLATBED PRINTER DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA DURING PRINT 09 AMIDST HEALTHY WORLDWIDE ORDERS
14 September 2009 - As the Inca Onset S20 appears publicly for the first time in North America at the Fujifilm Corporation booth 6919 during Print 09, Inca Digital reports healthy orders booked for its new UV flatbed printer in Europe - along with a number of orders that were received for North America, even before the machine has its US debut. In fact, the first machine in the U.S. has already been delivered to Concept Imaging in Miamisburg, Ohio. » Read More
Printing 09/15 2009 06:54
Tuebingen/Bressanone (September 14, 2009) - GMG, the world's leading color management solutions provider, and BARBIERI electronic, leading manufacturer of color measuring solutions (densitometers and spectrophotometers) for the large format, flatbed and industrial printing markets, announced today a new strategic partnership, with the intent to provide exceptional color management solutions for the large format printing sector. According to the agreement, GMG will offer a special sales bundle including GMG ColorServer 4.6, the latest version of GMG's well-known color management solution for fully automatic color space transformations, available end of October 2009, and BARBIERI's popular spectrophotometer, the Spectro LFP RT. » Read More
Printing 09/15 2009 06:49
Tuebingen (September 14, 2009) - GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is showing version 4.6 of both GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer for the first time at Print 09 in Chicago from September 11-16. Version 4.6 represents a major upgrade of these two highly successful and popular products of GMG's portfolio. GMG ColorServer color management software provides fully automatic color space transformations while GMG InkOptimizer allows fully automatic ink reduction. » Read More
Printing ≫ Flexography 09/15 2009 06:43
Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the biggest and most prestigious universities in Asia, has recently signed a follow-up contract with Flint Group in order to prolong the collaboration, which dates back to the late nineties. Since this time students have been sent frequently to Flint Group’s Technical Centre in Germany. To support the University on site, Flint Group Flexographic Products offered several flexo seminars conducted by Flint Group experts and has equipped the University with plate processing devices such as the nyloflex® Combi LFII and the nyloprint® Combination CW. The equipment is installed at the University’s technical center, which is used by students from the department of Imaging and Printing Technology, Faculty of Science, as well as for training to the industry. » Read More
Printing 09/15 2009 06:38
Wexham Springs, UK - September 14, 2009 - Sun Chemical unveiled new global brand names to describe its sheetfed conventional inks for commercial, packaging and plastics printing.
The global brand names, SunLitT for commercial, SunPakT for packaging, and SunTecT for plastics printing, were developed to help sheetfed customers better recognize the Sun Chemical brand and easily identify the inks that they need. » Read More
Packaging 09/14 2009 16:54
drink technology India and International PackTech India are being held together in future. The joint venue from 18. to 20. November 2010 is the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Messe München GmbH and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH have signed a co-operation agreement about this as the organisers of the two trade fairs.
The two trade fair companies are convinced that the co-operation will create a major joint platform for packaging solutions. All the areas of industry that are looking for suitable packaging for their products will find suitable options at drink technology India and International PackTech India. The overall objective of the co-operation is the successful establishment of an Indian trading platform for customers from the packaging, beverage and liquid food industries. The two events are designed for trade visitors from India and the neighbouring regions. Messe München GmbH organises drink technology India, the international trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology; Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. are responsible for International PackTech India, the international trade fair and conference for the packaging and packaging processing industry. » Read More
CHICAGO, September 12, 2009 - Océ Arizona® Series UV flatbed printer customers continue to expand their repertoire of print offerings to include Lenticular and 3D special effects with HumanEyes Producer3D, the complete, end-to-end lenticular workflow solution. The Océ Arizona 250 GT and Océ Arizona 350 XT printers have been certified for use with HumanEyes lenticular technology. Demonstrations of the Océ Arizona 350 XT printer for producing lenticular applications can be seen at PRINT 09 at the Océ booth # 1863. » Read More
Printing 09/14 2009 07:50
Environmental protection and sustainability are two of the greatest challenges of our time. Printshops and their customers are increasingly adopting a green approach and expecting the same from those they work with. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has just published its Sustainability Report 2008/2009, which proves that it is possible to print green and still be cost-effective. "Whether in our development and production activities or through the support we offer customers on issues relating to green printing, we play a key role in promoting environmentally friendly printing - a fact that is particularly true in tough economic times," states Stephan Plenz, member of the Management Board responsible for Technology & Operations at Heidelberg. The report is just under 30 pages long and is divided into sections covering the environment, business, and social responsibility. There is also a section with key figures. » Read More
Printing 09/14 2009 07:43
CHICAGO (PRINT 09), September 12, 2009 - Almost a decade after pioneering color accurate monitor proofing, Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) is fostering the next milestone in the category. Currently the only provider to offer a full range of proofing capabilities, ICS has worked diligently on a port of its award winning color proofing technology to an exciting new browser-based platform. This latest advancement will be the first and only completely browser based proofing system including its own calibration and verification from inside the browser. These plug-ins have been segmented into independent modules to handle each of ICS's core competency technologies including award-winning calibration and verification. » Read More
CHICAGO, September 12, 2009 - HumanEyes and EFI today announce their collaboration to provide customers with new and unique lenticular 3D printing capabilities using HumanEyes's latest Producer3D technology. With the implementation of HumanEyes Producer3D software, the EFI Rastek T660™ now produces resolution enhancements that translate into superior quality lenticular. » Read More
CHICAGO, September 12, 2009 - Mimaki USA has chosen to pair HumanEyes's newest Producer3D technology with its environmentally-friendly JFX-1631 large format UV LED Curable flatbed inkjet printer. With the integration of HumanEyes's latest software, the Mimaki technology now yields a higher quality direct to lens lenticular than was previously attainable. Its cool LED UV curable lamps reduce lens distortion, resulting in higher quality output. » Read More
CHICAGO, September 12, 2009 - HumanEyes and Gerber Scientific Products are excited to announce a partnership where HumanEyes's latest Producer3D technology is paired with Gerber Scientific Products' new Solara ion™ flatbed wide-format UV inkjet printer. The integration of HumanEyes's latest software and Gerber's fixed picoliter and low temperature Cold Fire Cure™ delivers high-quality, direct to lens lenticular results. » Read More
Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 Customers Differentiating with Lenticular and 3D Printing with HumanEyes
CHICAGO, September 11, 2009 - Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 HD flatbed UV customers are bringing expanded lenticular and 3D printing capabilities and services to their customers with HumanEyes' Producer3D, the complete, end-to-end lenticular workflow solution. Demonstrations of HumanEyes and Fujifilm Acuity HD 2545 flatbed UV lenticular capabilities can be seen at PRINT 09 at the Fujifilm exhibit # 6919 with live lenticular printing each day at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. » Read More
Printing 09/14 2009 07:12
September 11, 2009 -- CHICAGO -- Xanté Corporation and Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for design and print industries, today announce that the entire line of Xanté Ilumina solutions is now PANTONE licensed. The move makes it possible for smaller shops to compete for corporate color business, and for larger printers and design shops to fulfill shorter run, production-quality jobs faster, on an alternate device. » Read More
Xanté Unveils Symphony 3.5 and Symphony Flexo 7.5 PDF Workflows at PRINT 09. Windows 7 Ready Among Other New Features
Printing 09/14 2009 07:07
September 11, 2009 - CHICAGO - Xanté Symphony and Symphony Flexo, the industry's affordable, all-in-one PDF workflow solutions; continue to offer the most bang for the buck in the latest versions debuting at PRINT 09.
New Symphony 3.5 Workflow and Symphony Flexo 7.5 Workflow have been updated to include high end workflow features including: direct PDF Preflight capabilities and an improved Ink Usage Calculator. The solutions also take advantage of new APPE 2.0 technology for increased stability and support for Acrobat 9.0. » Read More
People 09/11 2009 09:22
September 10, 2009 — MonoSol LLC, the world leader in water-soluble products, announces the appointment of Jonathan Gallagher as Upstream Development Marketing Coordinator. Gallagher is responsible for leading marketing initiatives that further advance and commercialize new applications for MonoSol’s products worldwide.
TECHKON announces SpectroJet, unique „spectrophotometer on wheels“ makes quality control in print easy and safe
Printing 09/11 2009 09:08
TECHKON GmbH (http://www.techkon.com/), a leading supplier of quality control devices for the Graphic industry presents SpectroJet, a „spectrophotometer on wheels“ which automatically measures the densities and color values of process- and spot-colors and simultaneously transfers the measurement data to a PC within seconds.
Dainippon Screen Releases a New Inkjet Printer for the Sign/Display Market — Innovative Model Enhances the Truepress Jet Lineup —
The Media And Precision Technology Company (President: Kyohei Fujisawa) of Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan, http://www.screen.co.jp/) will commence sales of the Truepress Jet1600UV-F, a new wide-format inkjet printer for the sign/display industry, in the latter part of September 2009.
Truepress Jet 1600UV-F
Packaging 09/10 2009 08:36
Thierry Buenadicha, president of the company, defines INNODEC as a "provider of industrial services", adding that the company is "predestined to work with urgency, and what urgency," with less than 24 hours from order to delivery. This manufacturer of stamping and diecutting tools for, among others, folding carton makers, also lays down very high quality standards. Everything necessary is done to ensure these standards are achieved, with priority put into their employees and their know-how. The setting of standards, on all the levels, comes with the service.
SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW : LINTEC SIGN SYSTEM showcased sophisticated ornament film for a glass by inkjet
LINTEC SIGN SYSTEM INC. showcased "PAROI VERRE", the new ornament film for a glass, in SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW 2009. One of its strength is the technology to print minute patterns on both sides in the same place by inkjet. They offer some design patterns and also accept customer's original design. PAROI VERRE will be put on sale this October.
The frontside of PAROI VERRE sample printed in black
The backside of PAROI VERRE sample printed in white
Vacuum molding of PET films ornamented with vapor deposition or hologram is difficult because of their low elasticity. FUJIKASEIHIN CO.,LTD showcased the technology to compound such films with the bases like PET, PMMA and PC in SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW 2009. This compounded sheet named "Magical Sheet" enables to mold various kinds of glossy products easily by vacuum molding, in-mold decorations and others. FUJIKASEIHIN is welcome to the ideas for the application of Magical Sheet.
Vacuum molding products of Magical Sheet
SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW : VIGteQnos showcased inkjet media which has both strong points of acrylic film and PVC film
VIGteQnos Corporation showcased new lineups of solvent inkjet media using the new film which has both strong points of acrylic film and PVC film in SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW 2009. Though it is unplasticized, it is as flexible as PVC film. The strong points of that new media are low shrinkage, drying quickness and incombustibility.
There are four types of that new media, white matte, white gloss, milk white and clear. The size is 1,300mm x 30m and the thickness is 120 µm. Each type can be used for UV ink. White matte and white gloss types will be put on sale in this month. Milk white and clear types will follow soon.
UNIONCHEMICAR CO.,LTD. showcased their wide format inkjet media "U-media" solvent series with AirlessTack in SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW 2009. AirlessTack is the adhesive layer which has small protuberances. It eliminates the problem of air pockets and improves constructivity. AirlessTack type has matte and gloss lineups. Both are composed of PVC base and acrylic adhesive. Their thickness including adhesive layer is 100 µm and weather resistance is 2 to 3 years. In addition, water-based matte synthetic paper with AirlessTack will be put on sale soon.
Roland DG Corporation showcased new eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutter "SOLJET PRO III XC-540 MT" in SIGN & DISPLAY SHOW 2009. It features the world first metallic silver ink. It will be put on sale soon.
SOLJET PRO III XC-540 MT
Silver+Blue Print Sample by SOLJET PRO III XC-540 MT