Landa announces that Chinese packaging giant, Zhongrong Printing Group Co., Ltd. (ZRP), has completed the installation and launched the first Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press in Asia Pacific. ZRP will use its Landa press to deliver faster, higher-quality digital color printing of short to medium-run packaging for its large and prominent customer base of Chinese FMCG businesses.

A combination of award-winning crystal screen technology and the latest innovation in Digital Flexo from Esko, has delivered superior print quality for Aldi’s latest festive shopping bag.

Netpak, Quebec’s largest privately held manufacturer of printed folding cartons, has partnered with Electronics For Imaging, Inc., to further advance its integrated workflow for business and production management. Netpak is the first North American company to adopt the complete Packaging Suite for folding carton production by EFI™. In line with Netpak’s core values of excellence and ongoing commitment to innovation, this software enhancement, based on best-in-class quality management practices, represents a significant step forward in print technology and raises the bar for folding carton manufacturers around the globe.

Confidence in the future of the industrial inkjet market is high, according to a new survey from FM Future and Strategic Partner Ricoh Europe. The Future of Inkjet Survey evaluates the attitudes and trends that are driving the adoption of inkjet, speaking to 129 participants from around the world. The survey and accompanying report are available for download here.

United Carton Industries Company (UCIC), a leader in Saudi Arabia's packaging industry, is achieving a breakthrough advancement in digital print for corrugated packaging with the installation of an EFI Nozomi C18000 six-colour, single-pass LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The new printer will bring exciting opportunities for UCIC to enter new market segments, expand its customer base, and create a competitive advantage in the region.

As we reach the end of 2019, we take time to look back at the past 12 months and define our expectations and predictions for the year ahead.

EskoWorld 2020, the premier technology-focused event for packaging professionals, takes place in Dallas, Texas, April 28-30, 2020 and discounted tickets are now on sale for early bird registrations.

Leading industry experts from some of the UK’s most respected authorities will come together on the Ecopack Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 to debate one of the industry’s hottest topics – sustainability. The BIG Carbon Debate, which has evolved from the show’s hugely popular BIG Plastic Debate feature, will continue to move the conversation forward by unpicking the challenges of creating packaging that is truly eco-friendly throughout its entire lifecycle, instead of focussing solely on plastic and its alternatives.

Screen announces that leading UK label print provider, Hine Labels, is expanding its application offering by manufacturing flexible printed pouches with its UV inkjet label press under the brand name of houp.com.

Amazon, Facebook, Nestlé, Pearlfisher, Heineken, Bulletproof, PepsiCo, Shiseido, Mars Wrigley, Microsoft and Superunion, were just some of the major names unveiled on Instagram Live today as part of the 2020 Pentawards Jury.

The organizer of the Labelexpo and Brand Print Global Series’ of international trade shows, Tarsus Group, has announced a further two three-day events in China for 2020: Labelexpo South China and Brand Print China. This takes its total number of printing trade expos in the country to three.

Rigid Containers, part of the VPK Group, announced the winner of its recent competition to design a company advent calendar, raising money for local charity, Marlow House.

Esko, the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions to brands and their packaging supply chain partners, has announced that EskoWorld 2020, its annual premier technology-focused event, will take place in Dallas, Texas, April 28-30, 2020.

Monro has installed a Roland VersaUV S-Series UV-LED belt printer, enabling this packaging specialist to offer substantially more complete mock-ups to its customers.

The fourth edition of the packaging collection Box in Box by Leonhard Kurz has received a Red Dot Award for good design. The set of design boxes won the coveted award in the Packaging Design category in the Brands and Communication Design competition of the Red Dot Award 2019. Over a period of several days, the jury thoroughly reviewed, discussed and evaluated a total of 8,697 international competition entries in order to reward the best. The award ceremony took place on the first of November as part of the Designers' Night in ewerk Berlin. Here, the designers of the prize-winning box in box, Annie Kuschel and Julia König, were presented with their certificate.

Chile is set to host the forthcoming 17th edition of Label Summit Latin America in March 2020, for only the second time. The two-day annual event, which rotates between key locations in the region, is the leading educational event supporting the label and package printing industry in Latin America.

Packaging Innovations 2020 will welcome Contract Pack & Fulfilment for the thirteenth year when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Supported by the BCMPA (the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics) the show will feature the BCMPA Hospitality Lounge and host 20 exhibiting members, offering an unrivalled opportunity for brand owners, manufacturers and e-commerce companies to meet potential outsourcing partners.

Ghent Workgroup continues to bring experts from around the world together to build specifications and best practices for publishing, print, and packaging workflows as it welcomes new member Prinovis, the largest house within the Bertelsmann Printing Group.

Stouse, LLC, a New Century, Kansas-based print services provider offering digital, screen and flexographic printing stands out with Fujifilm screen inks and the Inca OnsetM, a small-format, high quality digital printer for the commercial, display graphics, packaging and industrial print markets.

Packaging professionals from household names through to independent brands will come together to discover the latest technologies and solutions when Label&Print, Ecopack, Empack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment return to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Together with their co-located show, Packaging Innovations, the events offer industry professionals the chance to experience cutting-edge products for the first-time, learn from packaging pioneers, and network with likeminded individuals.

GMG ProofMedia studio line has recently been enriched by a new media: GMG ProofMedia studio OBA semiMatte 200 - a substrate perfectly suited for proofing of products printed on coated material containing optical brightening agents (OBAs), such as magazines, brochures, or packaging.

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