Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting machines, will be showcasing innovative solutions for printing on a wide variety of media at FachPack, the trade fair for packaging, processing and technology, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Nuremberg, Germany. Mimaki will be exhibiting in Hall 8, Stand 8-301 at the show, in partnership with Ernst Mendel GmbH. Visitors to the Mimaki stand will see innovative workflow automation solutions, as well as stunning examples that demonstrate the possibilities enabled by Mimaki’s advanced printing and cutting technologies. The company will also hold a technology demonstration of a new silver ink that will enable users to create metallic effects and colours on substrates such as wood, glass, metal and more.

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced that two of its products – the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland’s VersaUV® LEC-540 received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll UV Printer” category, while the company’s ECO-UV ink was recognized as the best product in the “Digital Inks – UV” category. This year’s competition featured a record-setting 255 submissions, with winners selected in 68 different product categories.

Nazdar Ink Technologies will return to the world's biggest inkjet conference - TheIJC 2018 - this autumn to present its latest developments and discuss the future of the technology with thought-leaders from across the globe.

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink has released its latest UV-curable ink optimised for the Mimaki® JFX Series printers.

Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Mimaki has today announced an addition to its popular summer promotions, giving away 3 free sets of inks with any Mimaki Tx300P-1800 direct-to-textile printer, offering the perfect opportunity for printers to generate a rapid return on investment whilst diversifying into the textile market.

IMI President Al Keene says, “We are pleased to announce Siegwerk as a Sponsor and speaker for the IMI Inkjet Age of Materials Conference 2018 on September 5-6, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook in Lombard Illinois, USA.

It’s now easier than ever for print businesses to profit from previously unexplored revenue streams through multi-format printing says Frank Jänschke, Senior Marketing Manager, Large-Format Printers, OKI Europe Ltd.

On the 4th July, the BCF celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers joining forces with the Paintmakers Association to form the British Coatings Federation in July 1993. The wallcoverings sector joined BCF in 2005. The celebration coincided with the recent opening of the BCF’s new home in Coventry ‘Spectra House’, a dedicated building with its own meeting rooms and excellent transport links at the heart of the country.

Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Coleman to Vice President – Textile Business Unit. In this role, Rob will provide strategic leadership for the unit’s sales team located through the United States and Mexico.

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today announced plans to make a full-fledged foray into the Myanmar market with the establishment of a production base in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon. The company plans to set up in July 2018 a wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, Toyo Ink Myanmar Co., Ltd., with an initial paid-in capital of US$6.5 million. The new factory is scheduled to break ground in November 2018 with commercial operation expected to begin in November 2019.

“Beginning with the inspiring legacy of Lorilleux and Samuel Morris in the early 1800s, Sun Chemical has delivered 200 years of colour expertise, innovative technology and an ongoing commitment to quality and service for our customers,” said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO, Sun Chemical. “Having held close to 10,000 worldwide trademarks and over 3,000 granted patents in various global jurisdictions in its history, Sun Chemical takes pride in producing solutions tailor-made to meet the individual needs of our customers.”

Visitors attending the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America at the Music City Center in Nashville, May 1-3 will have plenty of choices to select from. That includes INX International Ink Co.’s (booth 1363) 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog, the industry’s first true and foremost color standard for beverage can design, available from the industry leader in metal decorating ink technology.

IMI President Al Keene says, “We are pleased to announce Avery Dennison Digital Ink Solutions as a Sponsor for the IMI Understanding Inkjet Ink Conference 2018 on February 6-7, 2018 and Inkjet Printing Conference 2018 on February 7-9, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley in San Diego, California, USA.

Remember 'The Dress' back in 2015? What was your take – white and gold, or blue and black? The discussion divided the internet (and perhaps a few friendships), but it was more than an online sensation: it brought to light how our perception of colours are far from consistent.

Arteks, a major Russian wallcovering manufacturer, has installed a Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing, in order to ensure repeatable quality, instant availability of water-based gravure colours in high volumes, and minimised waste at its new, rapidly expanding St. Petersburg plant. The installation is GSE’s 100th in Russia.

During the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum (ADF) 2018, which takes place from 31 January to 1 February at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, Sun Chemical will showcase its full portfolio of inks for monobloc, tube and aerosol cans as well as its brand protection solutions for metal packaging. It will also have multiple covert taggant-reader systems, special effect inks and smart sensor technology on display.

As we approach the Christmas holidays most of us find ourselves reflecting on the year just gone and start putting into action our plans for the year ahead.

Flint Group continues its leadership position in the Packaging Inks segment with the opening of its new facility in the cosmopolitan district of Beylikduzu, in Istanbul, Turkey. This new 3800 square meter manufacturing and distribution facility is conveniently located only 13 kilometers from the main container terminal on the European side of Turkey and is well positioned for exports to surrounding markets in the Middle East.

Encres DUBUIT launches a new Innovative Ink, a range of Special Colours for digital UV printing: EvoJet FLUO-Y and EvoJet FLUO-M, a UV LED curable ink.

Flint Group is pleased to announce the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. In September of 2015, Flint Group Africa was formed through a joint venture partnership combining two of the leading ink and coating suppliers to the Packaging and Print Media markets in South Africa. As of October 24, Flint Group has become sole owner of the entity.

Ricoh brings ‘print partnership’ to life at this year’s IPEX 2017, as it showcases two innovative new technologies, supported by a dedicated team of industry experts who will be on hand to help visitors understand the best stocks and materials to deliver growth opportunities.

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