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Mimaki unveils latest 3D printing technology for the DTO market

Mimaki has unveiled its latest 3D printing technology, the 3DFF-222, which is intended to enable direct-to-object (DTO) print companies to bring jig (tool/device) production in-house.

“Designed to work in tandem with Mimaki’s own UJF family of LED UV printers, the 3DFF-222 is a co-branded development with South Korean manufacturer, Sindoh.   Able to print parts up to 210 x 200 x 195mm, it allows jigs to be produced quickly and in-house so printers can immediately accommodate specific DTO applications,” says Mimaki.

Hybrid chief operations officer Brett Newman said: “With the variety of internal shapes and recesses it can produce within jigs, the 3DFF-222 has an endless list of applications it can support including toothbrushes, yo-yos, pens

EFI boosts its Optitex software platform

EFI has released the latest version of its Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, offering a number of enhancements for fashion, apparel and textiles.

EFI said the new version of the software has been designed to give apparel manufacturers the ability to produce small mixed orders on a single roll, better address market trends and offer increased sustainability in fashion design and development.

The features include advanced automation tools including true-to-life fabric simulation, cross-size simulation

Xeikon unveils digital solution

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, i.e. significant numbers of SKU’s, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches in store. Brand owners looking for shelf impact for their products are drawn to flexible pouches for their ability to stand, their light weight and

Heidelberg talks about digitizing print industry at PrintChina

Heidelberg showcased on digitizing the printing industry at PrintChina. The event was the largest in its field in the most important growth market for the printing industry.

“The interest shown by customers in response to our digital solutions for optimizing the entire system and for developing new business models was very gratifying. It was highly evident at the trade fair that we are also actively driving forward the digitization of our sector with innovative approaches in China,” commented

Bobst unveils new products at innovation event in Italy

Bobst has launched three technologies to reduce changeover times and improve colour consistency on its inline flexo presses.

Ink-on-Demand (IoD) is a digital inking unit; Highly Accurate Liquids (HAL), an ink mixing factory; and DigiColor, a system for controlling ink density without changing ink film thickness, enabling closed-loop colour control.

The three technologies, all designed to improve flexo’s time to market and cost effectiveness for lower volumes, were unveiled at a Labels &amp