The final half-day forum event hosted by Labelexpo India has now taken place, concluding an exceptionally popular series of seven events to promote the show to printers across the country, plus those in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the first time. All seven events have significantly helped build momentum for this year’s Labelexpo India, which is set to be the biggest label and package printing trade show yet in the region. Labelexpo India 2018 takes place 22-25 November at India Expo Centre & Mart (Greater Noida – Delhi NCR).

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd (SCREEN GA) will once again exhibit at InPrint – the industrial print show. Taking place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 – 22 November, InPrint is the industry’s showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and industrial print solutions.

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, offers a first look at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 and discusses why it is a must-attend for all packaging professionals when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019.

Esko will showcase its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680x3200) at All4Pack, Paris, November 26 to 29, Hall 6 Stand L141.

The Ghent Workgroup, the international organization to develop and disseminate best practices in graphic arts, is pleased to see that the work it started around Processing Steps is now adopted as an international standard. The new ISO standard is a major stride to standardize and automate packaging workflows based on the PDF file format.

Color Ink, located in Sussex, Wisconsin, has purchased a Komori Impremia IS29, a first-of-its-kind 29-inch inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system. With a continual eye fixated on ‘what's next,” Color Ink has a history of turning to Komori to ensure it has the technology required to meet current business demands. For example, the company was an early adopter of Komori’s CTP system and over the years has purchased three 40-inch Komori presses. Two months ago, Color Ink added the Impremia IS29 to its production floor to take advantage of the competitive edge this press delivers when it comes to winning new business.

Swanline Paper and Board, part of the Swanline Group, has launched a new environmentally friendly display board range that is 100% fibre based yet is resistant to moisture. The environmentally friendly product is FSC certified. It can replace many plastic-based alternatives without cost or performance penalty and is suitable for packaging and POS solutions.

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) today announced the winners of its 2018 Student Design Challenge. The winning teams presented their designs to executives from the top paperboard packaging manufacturers in North America alongside the winners of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Annual Carton Competition at PPC’s semi-annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Litmus Mockups hasn't stopped progressing since it was founded four years ago, and hit the accelerator in 2016 with the installation of a Roland DG VersaUV LEC-540 reducing turnaround times from days to hours. The Yorkshire company has now picked up the pace further, installing another VersaUV LEC-540 in July 2018.

Gerber Technology announced the debut of a new tool kit designed specifically for packaging and finishing applications at SGIA. This is in conjunction with their acquisition of MCT Digital announced on Oct. 1, 2018. The combination of these companies unites the engineering expertise and innovation of two leading players in the sign and graphics and packaging industries.

Esko will show Scanpack visitors how they can deliver shorter turnaround times while maintaining high quality and increasing profitability with its Packaging Connected approach.

HP have announced that ePac Flexible Packaging, the all-HP Indigo digital flexible packaging leader, is purchasing 20 HP Indigo 20000 digital presses to expand its business strategically throughout the US.

All in Print visitors will have the opportunity to learn how Flint Group’s broad range of technologies, systems and solutions can support their business goals and profitability aims.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces ‘Product of the Year’ honors for the OnsetM, a high quality B1 format, 27.8” x 39.4” (707 mm x 1000 mm) inkjet printer, designed for the evolving needs of the commercial, display graphics, packaging and industrial print markets. The OnsetM will be showcased in Fujifilm booth #1119 at the upcoming SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, October 18 – 20, 2018.

The organizer of Labelexpo Americas is pleased to report that the 16th edition of the biennial trade show was the largest in its history. A total of 487 exhibitors were spread across the biggest floorspace yet, at 203,642 sqft, with almost 30% of exhibitors new to this year’s show.

Invaluable networking potential, the transfer of knowledge and the birth of new opportunities: this is Pentawards Live! Following the debut collaboration in April this year, Packaging Innovations Netherlands and the Pentawards will join forces to present a new event for the international packaging design community, to be held at the Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam on February 13th, 2019.

Mimaki will be showcasing innovative solutions for packaging, visual communications and retail enabled by digital printing at two important French events this autumn. At LUXE PACK, scheduled for 1 to 3 October in Monaco, visitors to Mimaki’s Booth #DD02BIS will see how easy and effective it is to take luxury packaging to a new dimension with UV and 3D inkjet printing. At Print in Progress, scheduled for 10 to 11 October in Paris, visitors to Mimaki’s Booth E50 will learn how easy it is to produce personalised promotional items as well as stunning signs, interior décor and more. At both shows, Mimaki experts will be on hand to discuss the business needs and potential solutions with attendees.

RealityBLU, an augmented reality (AR) platform provider, will showcase its BLUairspace® platform at PRINT18, September 30 – October 2, at McCormick Place in Chicago. With BLUairspace, print service providers can quickly turn printed materials, such as product packaging, signage, transactional print, marketing collateral and more into interactive mobile experiences. PRINT18 attendees can see a demonstration of the BLUairspace platform in the Solimar booth #1600 and Konica Minolta booth #1611.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division’s Graphium UV digital hybrid inkjet press for labels, packaging and specialty print extends capabilities at Onalaska, Wisconsin-based Empire Screen Printing.

After several years of extensive development with key industry players, HYBRID Software is pleased to announce the commercial release of Variable Data Printing (VDP) for its PACKZ PDF editor and CLOUDFLOW workflow suite. These products are being demonstrated concurrently at three major international tradeshows: Labelexpo Americas (Chicago, Illinois), CorrExpo (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Fachpack (Nuremberg, Germany), and are available for immediate delivery.

HP at Labelexpo Americas 2018 will demonstrate its latest innovations across the HP Indigo Digital Press portfolio, a suite of solutions designed to create profitable growth and new business opportunities for labels and packaging converters.

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