LabelExpo South East Asia is the closest thing we have to a local dedicated label show and it will surely attract quite a few of our local label and flexible packaging industry personnel.
A new digital label printing system called Gallus Smartfire is going to debut this year, and it is especially convincing thanks to its easy handling. This label press is designed for constantly changing short runs and furthermore represents an affordable solution for any label printer who is interested in going into digital label printing.
Colour management experts GMG present a new version of their popular GMG ColorProof. product manager Jens Bloeck explains: "We implemented numerous customer requests into version 5.10. For example, the automatic image placement of the Manual Job Manager provides new possibilities to optimize job layouts and minimize paper usage now”. This pays off especially when it comes to configuring jobs that contain multiple pictures manually.
Uteco Group and Kodak announce the Sapphire EVO digital printing press and environmentally-friendly aqueous inks
Uteco Group, in partnership with Kodak have announced the commercial availability of the SapphireEVO digital press. Allowing packaging service providers and converters a digital offering without compromising on productivity or economics, the press addresses a full range of low and high-volume applications that produce up to 20 million square metres per year.
FINAT are running two events that could be of interest to our many readers:
EXELPrint of Rowville, Melbourne has become the third Victorian site for Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press. EXELPrint is part of the growing EXELNetwork and specialises in the printing of safety, testing, asset and identification tags and the new device is set to help this dynamic company diversify into new areas.
Bobst is expanding its factory in Bron and will open a new Competence Center in 2018.
Consumer goods company Henkel is committed to creating more value for its consumers while reducing its environmental footprint at the same time.
The rotec Smart Sleeve and the rotec High Performance Sleeve feature new easy-mount technology incorporated into the base to increase the ease and speed of mounting sleeves on press.
The Flint Group Paper & Board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the X-Rite eXact and NetProfiler to reliably meet the colour management needs of each stakeholder in the package print value and supply chain.