With the acquisition of Canadian Ultra Inks Inc. (Encres Ultra Inc.), Siegwerk further expands its Canadian business while strengthening its local service, infrastructure and portfolio for label and packaging printers.

The label industry has continued to face the challenges of producing more labels faster—but in shorter runs. This has resulted in lead-time pressure and the growing complexity of workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies. At the center is the need for supply chain partners to help brand owners build engaging, omnichannel, go-to-market campaigns, with labeled products at the core of the workflow. It requires Esko’s seamless ‘Packaging Connected’ vision, linking Esko’s broad portfolio of label production technologies with a wide range of industry partners to assure ‘best-in-class’ solutions. This is no better exemplified than Esko’s presence at many booths at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

For brands and retailers, packaging is an important part of their consumers’ experience. Luxury packaging has the ability to distinguish the products that sit within, while reinforcing a brand’s identity and character. To support customers with delivering inspirational and memorable packaging solutions, Antalis will be at stand G64 of the Olympia London from 12-13 September 2018 to offer visitors expert advice in choosing the best material solutions.

Scodix announced the sale of the first E106 system in North America to TPC Printing & Packaging. The installation is planned for November 2018, replacing the UltraPro with Foil TPC Packaging installed in May 2017.

The exceptional versatility and user-friendliness of the 8910 CIJ printer from Linx Printing Technologies is delivering increased efficiency and convenience for Glowcroft Contract Packing. The company is also benefiting from Linx’s newly launched Printernet service, which enables it to remotely monitor and control the Linx 8910.

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), leader in machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging, is developing its first digital, single-pass press for flexible packaging using Xaar 5601 printheads. The printhead was selected as a result of successful performance tests conducted over several months last year.

Matthews International’s subsidiary SGK, the leading global brand development, activation, and deployment company, has chosen its partner for the future. HYBRID Software and its CLOUDFLOW workflow solution will be used by SGK facilities worldwide. Earlier this year, SGK installed more than 400 seats of HYBRID’s PACKZ PDF editor in their production facilities while performing an extensive pilot program, code-named “Shockwave”, which tested PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW for live automated production in selected facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. After more than 12 months of dedicated effort by SGK and HYBRID, the pilot program was a huge success and PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW have now been deployed for live production worldwide.

Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of packaging and speciality papers and boards, today reported that it is exhibiting for the first time at LUXE PACK Monaco, scheduled for 1 to 3 October 2018 at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum. At the show, Sappi will be located in the Diaghilev Hall 9, Stand DG26. For more than 30 years, the world’s most prestigious brands have gathered at LUXE PACK Monaco to learn about advances in innovative packaging for luxury products.

Reflecting The Print Show 2018 theme ‘Energise Your Business’, Xeikon will highlight and demonstrate a wide range of exceptional print production capabilities for commercial print, labels and packaging sectors. The company focus will be on customer engagement to discuss and present the greatest possibilities and synergies of its digital print production solutions that continue to be expanded under Flint Group’s ownership.

Brands and suppliers in the packaging, sign and display supply chains face many challenges in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive marketplace. Esko can help: During this series of five seminars attendees will receive a wealth of new ideas and approaches for the future of their businesses.

Kodak announced it has begun a process to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division. The company has engaged UBS Investment Bank as its financial adviser for the transaction.

With the end of the summer months set to kick off the Christmas retail period, Antalis is encouraging office dealers to make the most of the seasonal peak to unlock new opportunities in packaging.

In a land rich with ancient culture and history, the Israeli printing industry has always been a leading force for adopting new advanced technology. That trend was recently confirmed when a trio of the country’s foremost service providers implemented three different new MGI JETvarnish 3D digital embellishment presses in the packaging, label, commercial print and trade finishing market sectors.

Continuing on its mission to help customers perfect their packaging materials and procedures, Antalis has opened a new flagship Smart Packaging Centre at the company’s head office in Coalville, as part of ongoing expansion plans for its burgeoning bespoke packaging solutions and services.

With experts once again predicting that Black Friday will outperform Christmas this year as the biggest shopping event in the retail calendar, Antalis Packaging is advising customers to plan ahead to ensure their packaging and logistics are able to withstand the earlier seasonal rush.

Diageo, M&S, Lush and Carlsberg are just some of the major names already on board as part of Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London’s free-to-attend seminar programme. The expert sessions, packed with real life stories, advice and innovative ideas, will offer packaging professionals insights into the latest developments, technologies and research when the show returns to London Olympia on 12-13 September 2018.

Ahead of exciting new plans for its thriving packaging division due to launch later this year, Antalis Packaging has appointed a new senior packaging technologist in a bid to offer customers a truly personalised approach to their packaging needs.

Durst and OMET have formed a strategic partnership in North America that allows OMET exclusive access for sales of the Durst Tau product line, effective from August 1 with full implementation expected by Label Expo Americas 2018, where the new Tau 330 RSC will be showcased as a stand-alone label press system as well as in-line with the new OMET XJet digital-flexo hybrid press.

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. and Toyochem Specialty Chemical Sdn. Bhd., both member companies of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, will be jointly exhibiting at ProPak Myanmar 2018, the trade event for Myanmar’s developing food & beverage, pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. With this being the first time the Group participates in ProPak Myanmar, the two firms will be looking to spotlight a collective portfolio of inks, coatings, adhesives and specialty products tailored to meet the performance needs of international food producers and brand owners that have, in recent years, established a foothold in the country.

Experts from Diageo, Design Bridge, Free the Birds, Hello Day and GSK are just some of the major packaging influencers, designers and international brands taking part in the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018.

Color-Logic has certified Adcraft Labels for use of the Color-Logic process. The Anaheim, California, printer becomes the first to be Color-Logic certified using the the Mark Andy P7 digital press.

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