Commercial/Packaging sheetfed printing company Wallace Carlson Printing is advancing its automation capabilities and driving a competitive advantage with its newest investment, EFI™ PrintFlow® dynamic scheduling software from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company, which has always valued the importance of having leading-edge technologies, is adding PrintFlow into the existing EFI Midmarket Print Suite business and production management workflow Wallace Carlson uses to direct its operations.

We all know that single use plastics are bad for the environment, and most of us know that aluminium cans are the world’s most recyclable packaging, so why are so many still using plastic shrink sleeves to decorate aluminium cans?

For printers looking to create digitally-printed, stand-out, luxury packaging that also has sufficient durability and the right environmental credentials the options can be challenging. However, the latest innovations in digital print are opening up the possibility to create packaging with some serious punch.

Tarsus Group, the organizers of Labelexpo Global Series of international trade shows, is pleased to report a successful inaugural edition of Labelexpo South China in Shenzhen, with a total of 8,778 visitors passing through its doors between 8 - 10 December 2020.

Now you can print real-time events, like a daily horoscope on your birthday cake box or an invitation for the music event on a takeaway coffee cup. As the e-commerce marketplace boomed and takeaway orders are increasing, the importance of brand differentiation has come to a new level. Printing names or customized design are not enough. Azon UV Direct To Shape Series brings innovation for unique packaging. Creating environmentally friendly, individual 3D designs, that offer customers a unique and tailored brand experience in real-time.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced that the official spectral color values for PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating are now available in PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. PantoneLIVE integrates across X-Rite’s digital workflow tools allowing brands and their print suppliers to immediately start color matching, formulating and accurately producing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for a variety of print, packaging, wide-format, signage, industrial, and multimedia design applications.

Swanline Group is proud to supply packaging to various industry bodies for conferences and awards to celebrate or commemorate different occasions.

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

Inkjet manufacturer Screen Europe is supporting its steady growth in the European market for digital industrial printers with the appointment of Martijn van den Broek as Regional Sales Manager Benelux and Taishi Motoshige as Marketing Director Europe.

Davis Graphics S.A. has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Chile. This further extends an already successful cooperation which began in 2013. Based in Santiago, the company was established in 1968 as part of the Davis Group. 85% of the company’s business comes from the Chilean wine industry and demand is high for competitive, creative, high quality labels. With its long-standing technical experience of all facets of the printing industry, Davis Graphics works with leading global label and packaging manufacturers such as CCL Industries and has recently been awarded ‘Best Supplier of the Year 2020’ by Asimpres, the Graphic Arts Association in Chile. is looking to expand into other regions in South America and will supply and support a range of Xeikon’s digital products with an initial focus on its unique dry toner technologies for the Label & Packaging sectors.

Sun Chemical has further enhanced its online troubleshooting guide by adding potential solutions to common pressroom challenges in coldset and metal package printing processes.

Four Pees – international distributor and integrator of products and solutions to streamline print and packaging production – is proud to announce its corporate repositioning and rebranding, featuring a new website, new logo and new mission: ‘Feel the good flow’. The rebranding allows Four Pees to externalize its revamped strategy to expand its business from being a specialist software distributor to also supplying and integrating total solutions for resellers’ and end users’ print production needs.

At Lecta, we are reaffirming our commitment to sustainability by moving towards developing innovative solutions that contribute to reducing our environmental impact and encouraging the circular economy.

Jetrix Soluciones Gráficas has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Mexico. Established in 2008, the company has seen 12 years of successful business growth in the packaging and labels markets. Based in Mexico City, Jetrix is contracted to supply and support Xeikon’s full range of products for the Commercial and Label & Packaging sectors and cover all market requirements in the area. Mexico is a growing market for Xeikon in Latin America and with over 20 systems already in place, Jetrix can now respond to the noticeable surge in demand from printers and converters looking for innovative digital solutions and new revenue streams.

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is launching sustainable, plant-based Decovery® resins for the packaging industry. Starting with the Decovery® SP-6400XP, with others to follow, this announcement paves the way for packaging producers to reduce their carbon footprint.

Sihl is launching the world‘s only recyclable mono-material for both HFFS and VFFS with excellent printability with digital aqueous inkjet and best barrier and sealing properties: ARTYSIO Packaging 5552 NW P&P PP M FFS 74 W.

Highcon Systems Ltd., the pioneer in digital finishing announced today the successful completion of an initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The Company raised $45 million from leading Israeli Institutional Investors in an oversubscribed offering, resulting in a $165 million valuation following the offering. The company will be traded under the ticker symbol HICN and will be included in the prestigious TASE Tel Tech Index.

Previously, the ONLINEPRINTERS shop carried standard sized packaging boxes only. Now the provider of online printing services has greatly expanded its range of packaging solutions. "Custom packaging products appeal to all kinds of customers: from the regional deli to large-scale manufacturers. Packaging is therefore an important strategic addition to our product portfolio," says Roland Keppler, the CEO of ONLINEPRINTERS.

Global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, Esko, has been crowned the winner in the Digital Print and Technologies category of the packaging innovation awards 2020, organized in France by the company G.I.S.I, for its Print Control Wizard software.

Maritime Paper Products, a long-time leader among independent corrugated manufacturers and printers in Canada with 90 years’ experience, made a significant investment to drive productivity, reduce waste and improve its carbon footprint with the purchase of one of the corrugated manufacturing industry’s leading technology solutions, an EFI™ Escada Corrugator Control system from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The new Escada system being installed at the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based board manufacturer gives Maritime Paper a competitive advantage with the ability to produce higher-quality graphics on superior combined board manufactured with Escada control systems technology.

The cross-sector project “Recyclate Initiative”, organised by leading companies from the plastic, ink and recycling industries, including hubergroup, has reached an important milestone. Extensive testing to improve the recyclate quality of polyolefin foils has confirmed that the recycling properties of BOPP/BOPP laminates can be significantly improved by using the appropriate ink systems. The result is a high-quality granulate with material properties comparable to virgin materials. This granulate can then be processed, e.g. using injection moulding technology, for use in the automotive industry, for example. Packaging is therefore given a new lease of life in high-quality applications.

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