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Esko takes a leadership role at SGIA Expo 2018

While exceptional speed and acceleration is one way to increase digital finishing table productivity, perhaps the more impactful way is to reduce downtime due to manual feeding and stacking. It not only reduces idle time; wherever you have manual material handling, you also have damage and waste, and the level of rework can be high. Esko explained how it is at the forefront of digital finishing automation during SGIA Expo 2018.
Esko director of product development, Frank Adegeest,  presented Reduce Waste with Shop Floor Management. All workflows – and all steps within the process – create waste. Waste reduces production, create delays and rework, increases rejects and equipment idle time, and compounds the amount of time and effort required

Hybrid Software introduces new variable data printing option

Hybrid Software has released a variable data printing (VDP) option for its PACKZ PDF editor and Cloudflow workflow suite that it is targeting at the labels and packaging markets.
Commercially available with immediate effect for users of PACKZ 5.0 and higher, Hybrid said the VDP option leverages its native PDF technology and ‘live objects’ controls for adding customised content to a PDF file. The developer said its VDP tools eliminate the upfront template creation which slows down other VDP

Heidelberg investing in digital postpress operations with takeover of MBO Group

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is taking over the international MBO Group in a bid to further expand its offerings in the growing market of postpress operations for digitally printed products. The move will also see the company gain access to new customers in the pharmaceutical industry and add mailing system offerings to its offset portfolio.
This decision highlights the company’s strategic focus on consistently aligning its portfolio and new business model with the growth segments

RISO launches T2 printer

RISO demonstrated its new T2 twin-engine cut sheet production inkjet platform at PRINT18. Engineered as a solution for the transactional, direct mail and the short run book publishing markets, the RISO T2 can produce up to 320 colour impressions per minute, meeting or exceeding the speeds of other colour cut-sheet inkjet devices and nearly all black and white toner-based cut-sheet production machines, according to the company. Its physical footprint is roughly nine times smaller than comparable

Konica Minolta announces the release of Digital Designer’s Guide

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) has announced the release of its new Extreme Digital Designer’s Guide, to be revealed at Konica Minolta Canada’s cocktail event during this month’s Print18 conference in Chicago, Illinois.

The Guide showcases a range of digital printing applications, including texturized foil and varnish printing, various paper stock and substrate printing applications, embossed labels and invitations, authenticated holographic digital printing