The company states on their web site that Intelligent labels or 'smart labels'—labels inlaid with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology—are rapidly improving many aspects of how we live, from the clothes we wear and the food we eat to our cars, medicine, and air travel.
Durst and Italian press manufacturer Omet have jointly launched their new Omet XJet integrated hybrid solution for high-performance labels and packaging printing.
GMG is making its proof control software for digital printing future-proof with version 2.4. Product manager Jens Bloeck explains: "We are meeting industry demands with the support of the digital standard Fogra PSD (process standard for digital production): process stability and quality assurance are playing an increasingly important role in digital printing."
X-Rite has reported that Finnish company Pyroll Packages is the first flexographic printer worldwide to achieve Pantone Certified Printer status. The initial certification audit was conducted at the company’s location at Joensuu, one of ten locations across the country. Pyroll plans to continue this program in 2018. The certification was carried out by X-Rite Solutions Architect Mark Gundlach and International Technical Support and Application Expert Maxim Siniak together with Certified Pantone Partner and packaging repro house Flexolahti Oy and X-Rite dealer KTA Oy.
Domino will use Label & Print 2018 (NEC Birmingham, 28th February – 1st March 2018) to demonstrate to the UK label and packaging market the numerous opportunities that ink jet can deliver, using samples produced with the company’s latest technologies.
Southern Colour Print, based in Dunedin, New Zealand has won some major awards over the last 20+ years the latest being in the Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Awards.
Thin Film was one of the products displayed and the company was pressing the point that thinner film label stock means more labels on a roll, less downtime for roll changes and less storage and transportation costs. At the same time the product’s environmental footprint decreases significantly.
The Xeikon Café Exhibition and Conference scheduled to take place 20-23 March 2018 in Belgium, will feature a range of newly introduced components that will make the event even more relevant, informative and interactive for participants.
Print 21 have reported on the opening of the Holmesglen TAFE’s new digital print training centre, sponsored by Konica Minolta.
In the midst of heated discussions about packaging, avoidable plastic waste and a move towards a circular economy, a snap poll, conducted by Two Sides and international research agency Toluna, has revealed a strong preference for paper and cardboard packaging amongst UK consumers.