Adobe has announced version 5 of Adobe PDF Print Engine. The new version extends PDF Print Engine’s reliable color reproduction with new capabilities to harness the full potential of today’s digital and conventional presses. Ongoing innovations in ink and inkjet heads are creating opportunities to print on new surfaces, and PDF Print Engine 5 will maximize color impact in the coming generation of textile presses, industrial print stations, and digital presses for label and packaging production.
Asahi Photoproducts joins with SOMA Engineering to support Flexo Technology Centre grand opening in China
Asahi Photoproducts has reported it supported the grand opening of the brand-new SOMA Flexo Technology Centre in Foshan, China. The new centre opened on 26 June and featured a SOMA Optima2 flexographic press running Asahi Photoproducts AWP water-washable plates.
Domino Printing Sciences is marking its 40th anniversary with the opening of its new fluids manufacturing facility in Liverpool, UK. Through the company’s investment in advanced industry production processes, the 175,000sq ft (16,000sq m) site will provide Domino with a significant increase in productivity and capacity and a reduction in lead times. The expansion has created 19 new jobs, bringing the total workforce of the factory to 88 over the next 9 months.
Simon Pugh, CEO of the QLM Group confirms that Label Magic and QLM Label Makers have completed a business merger and will collectively trade as QLM Label Makers in Perth, Western Australia.
Afinia have again partnered with Memjet to produce their L701 Colour Label Printer.
Orora, a giant in the world of labels and flexible packaging, has just released a new video which shows just how much water they use as well as showing how their new water treatment process creates sustainable and renewable energy to power their operations.
With the optional GSE Article management software module users can define the ink volume requirements for a specific print design (“article”). The software automatically calculates the required ink volume per formula after the desired number of articles are entered.
Ball & Doggett have announced the launch of their new website which showcases their full product range, handy tools and resources for the print and design community.
The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America has announced the release of the first product in its Samba Printbar System line, the Samba PS4300, for the commercial and packaging printing segments. The Samba PS4300 is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing process adding variable inkjet imprinting capabilities with unsurpassed print quality at high speeds.
Esko has announced its acquisition of BLUE Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences and retail industries and for a variety of suppliers in the packaging value chain.