Swanline Print, the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale display solutions, is encouraging clients to share ideas in their new Design Lab.
The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, has introduced the NXT-GEN Award – a new award specifically for students that has been created to recognise the future design leaders of tomorrow, today.
Belgium based high quality prepress specialist Athena Graphics adds Esko Equinox to its portfolio to complete their Advanced Prepress workflow, an innovative end-to-end solution for brand owners and packaging printers. Esko Equinox creates colour conversions for extended gamut printing and eliminates the need for spot colors, making production faster, more efficient, cost effective and reliable.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has confirmed that Italgrafica Sistemi, of Italy, will be the world’s customer for the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing will be installed at its headquarters in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, in the early summer.
Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 30000 digital press for metallic carton applications. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic CTO Richard Ainge commented: "Test forms and samples files from the HP Indigo 30000 have confirmed the ability of the press to produce all Color-Logic decorative effects and our 250 metallic colors with excellent results. The digital HP Indigo 30000 also enables brands to take advantage of Color-Logic Security-FX techniques in the design and use of variable metallic data for addition security capabilities. The Color-Logic system and design tools are perfect for any brand desiring to differentiate themselves from the competition. The size and format of the HP Indigo 30000, together with its production speed, open up new markets for licensed Color-Logic printers in the packaging and POP markets.