Lamb & Associates Packaging, Inc. (www.lambpackaging.com), a packaging solutions provider based in Maumelle, Arkansas, has purchased an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 digital direct-to-corrugated press from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). Founded in 1981, Lamb & Associates delivers a broad range of packaging supplies and is a large custom manufacturer of corrugated products, including shelf-ready packaging, partitions, and point-of-purchase displays, using flexographic direct print and litho-laminated pre-print.

The search is now underway for the world’s leading innovators in the label and package printing industry, with a total of six awards available at the 16th Label Industry Global Awards 2019. This year is particularly special as they will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo. Two of the awards, one for emerging talent and one for the top converter in the European label industry, have been introduced to mark this milestone.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. The signing of the agreement paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry. The antitrust clearance that is still required from the relevant antitrust authorities before “Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH” can be officially established is expected to be granted in the next few weeks. Business operations should then commence by the end of May and a Managing Director will be appointed. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH will have its registered office in Würzburg and cooperate closely with both parent companies’ global network. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130 – including all associated services and the ink business, as well as the development of the VariJET 106.

Valley Container, a family owned and operated corrugated sheet plant for specialty display and packaging solutions, continues its growth in the paper packaging space with the addition of the Durst Delta WT 250, a corrugated printer featuring eco-friendly Durst Water Technology. In business since 1969, Valley Container’s commitment to their clients and to sustainability make up the cornerstone to their success in the packaging industry.

Tomorrow the MENA region’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector opens its doors in Dubai once more, the excitement is building as final preparations take shape for the many innovations on display.

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, i.e. significant numbers of SKU’s, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches in store. Brand owners looking for shelf impact for their products are drawn to flexible pouches for their ability to stand, their light weight and their sustainability. Xeikon has simplified a key part of the overall production process to provide a fast turnaround solution.

From printhead architecture and system integration, through to image quality software, ink formulation, waveform measurement, curing techniques and the latest research projects – the second edition of The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) USA covers all aspects of industrial inkjet engineering and chemistry. Staged on 22-23 May 2019 at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, the conference features an additional session dedicated to label and packaging printing, prepared in partnership with Alexander Watson Associates (AWA).

Coveris, a leading European packaging company manufacturing high performance, sustainable flexible packaging, cartonboard and labels, has won a Gold Award at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) 2019 awards for a narrow web label printed using Esko Print Control Wizard software.

Esko has unveiled a tailored version of Esko Automation Engine, designed exclusively HP Production Pro for Indigo L&P DFE users to increase capacity in upstream prepress processes and boost productivity in digital labels and packaging production.

Preparations are ramping up for this year’s Gulf Print & Pack 2019 – the Middle East’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector – with almost half of exhibitors taking part hailing from outside the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Booming Antalis Packaging has helped subscription brand TheVeganKind inject the ‘wow’ factor into its recent collaboration with Vegan influencer Monami Frost by creating a limited edition beauty box.

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