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Smurfit Kappa’s Paper for digital printing

Smurfit Kappa, the Irish based company, has announced that it will develop a new range of multi-purpose paper.
The launch of the new paper is planned for later this year and follows on from Smurfit Kappa’s investment in state-of-the-art printing machines. The new paper will be suitable for both digital and flexographic printers, providing a unique and sustainable solution for all printing technologies.
It added that the new papers will also be suitable for both UV and water-based digital print as well as the more traditional printers.
“Today’s consumers want both quality and customised print and Smurfit Kappa’s ShelfSmart technology has proven that well-designed, customised graphic design boosts sales across all sales channels,” the group

Ricoh to expand its Pro VC range with 70000 model

Ricoh has announced its new Pro VC70000 high-speed inkjet printer with the intent to set a “new benchmark” in quality on offset-coated papers.
The Pro VC700000 has been introduced as the new flagship of the Pro VC range and advances on technology in its 120m/min 60000 sibling. A 70000 is to be delivered to an undisclosed “early adopter” in Europe by October, while general release is earmarked for the end of the calendar year.
A headline advancement for Ricoh is the increased drying capacity

Xaar to present at Dantex event

Xaar will give a presentation on its Xaar 1003 printhead at an upcoming open house event held by Dantex Group. The aim of the event is to demonstrate why digital label press technologies are the future of the labeling industry.
Held at Dantex’s demonstration facility, the open day will showcase the company’s PicoColour UV inkjet label press, which uses Xaar 1003 printheads.
PicoColour combines fast and easy label production with superb printed results. A range of inline options means finished

HP introduces its 1.6m entry-level Latex R hybrid printer

HP has launched the Latex R1000, the latest addition to its Latex R series of hybrid printers, as an entry-level sibling to the R2000.  Unveiled to the UK market in  July, the R1000 is a 1.64m-wide machine designed for printing signage and displays on both rigid and flexible media. It is a smaller version of the R2000, a 2.5m-wide machine unveiled at Fespa in May. Both machines make use of HP’s redesigned Latex inks to deliver vibrant colour and high-quality images, according to HP. The R1000

HP introduces digital corrugated workflow ecosystem

HP has introduced the HP One Package workflow suite to enhance the capabilities of PageWide Industrial corrugated presses.
The workflow suite serves as an ecosystem for digital corrugated printing and offers access to software and solutions from HP.
The new HP’s One Package can also be used to enable converters to maximise the flexibility of digital production.
It is designed to streamline submission and preparation of orders, enabling converters to leverage digital value-added possibilities, such