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MGI unveils AlphaJet in B1 configuration

MGI Digital Technology has launched the new B1 version of its AlphaJet industrial print system and it has already won an award for innovation.

The machine, described as a 'print factory', was unveiled at the Paris All4Pack expo last month in a configuration comprising six combined B1 inkjet and embellishment functions: white UV pigment ink, 2D/3D UV clear varnish ink, aqueous CMYK printing ink, inline substrate sheet priming, LED, IR and UV curing, and variable foil embossing.

The new system from French manufacturer MGI won All4Pack's 2018 Innovation Award and will begin shipping in June 2019. It will be available in a range of formats depending on which of the many optional functions customers require.

MGI marketing manager Clémence

Manroland Goss acquires GWS Printing Systems

Manroland Goss Web Systems (MGWS) has acquired Dutch used web offset equipment specialist GWS Printing Systems and service specialist Dovak Industrial Services.
MGWS said the deal, which was completed on 20 December, is “the next important step in the development of its strategy to be the most advanced solution provider to the web offset printing industry”.
MGWS and GWS have already closely cooperated in the field of used equipment, heatset press service and on the former’s existing Market-X

TLMI launches PET release liner recycling program

TLMI has launched a PET release liner recycling program in close conjunction with Lincoln, California-based Circular Polymers.

For the past year, TLMI has been working with Circular Polymers to qualify PET release liner from association members as a supply stream into Circular Polymers’ recycling process. A leader in using recycling technology to transform post-consumer discarded carpet into new polymer raw materials, Circular Polymers has approved PET release liner as a material that the

Heidelberg targets growth in online consumables store

Heidelberg is set to enter the new year with growth on the agenda as it pushes for an expansion in the proportion of sales brought in by its consumables eShop portal.

The online facility currently generates around 30% of total consumable orders and sales for Heidelberg and runs alongside a consignment stock system and traditional purchasing via representatives.

In a bid to increase the eShop’s share to around 50% by 2020, Heidelberg has started to push its online platform to new and potential

Siegwerk partners with Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute

Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute will be partnering with Siegwerk over the next five years to develop the next generation of printing and ink technology through the newly commissioned, Siegwerk Inks and Coatings Laboratory.
The Siegwerk Inks and Coatings Laboratory will be part of the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics that will provide the faculty, staff and students access to ink technology and ink management processes. The lab will support building capabilities in