Esko unveils solution to meet regulations

Following an announcement earlier this year that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing a modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, Esko has revealed a new solution to help manufacturers to adhere to the new regulations.
“The new regulations require food and beverage manufacturers to update all of their packaging artwork for product sold in the US, which is a complex challenge due to the sheer volume of work and the need to ensure the layout of the label is exactly

Xeikon shows wall coverings

Xeikon has announced that it will to introduce  ‘innovative’ wall covering solutions at Heimtextil in Frankfurt.
“We have more than 15 years’ experience supporting clients producing innovative wallpaper offerings and are the only supplier that offers a complete tailored solution for this market,” says Filip Weymans Xeikon VP of marketing. “At Heimtextil we want to demonstrate the amazing results digital printing can achieve and inspire more designers to embrace the creative freedom and

Mimaki launches 1.8 m wide digital textile printer

Mimaki has launched a new 1.8-meter-wide digital printer, specifically designed to address the need in the textiles and apparel industries for cost-effective short run printing of textiles for products or samples.
The printer is suitable for a range of fabrics including bulky textured materials as well as sheer fabric and stretchy materials such as knits, announced Mimaki in a press release. It eliminates the need of steaming or washing when printing with the Mimaki TP400 textile pigment inks

3M adds nine new colours to Wrap Film Series 1080

3M has introduced nine new additions to its Wrap Film Series 1080, including three ‘colour flip’ options.
The colour flip shades – Gloss Flip Electric Wave, Satin Flip Caribbean Shimmer and Satin Flip Glacial Frost – refract hues of purple, deep teal and soft blue, which the firm said creates “prismatic finishes” for vehicle wraps and graphics.
The 1080 range also now includes new satin, sparkle and glossy colours. All three colour flip shades exhibit lively polychromatic effects that create

DuPont launches soft digital plate

DuPont has announced the launch of Cyrel EASY EPC, a soft digital plate with a built-in flat top dot developed especially for the post-print corrugated printers.
“We’re excited to extend our Cyrel EASY plate portfolio to include Cyrel EASY EPC for corrugated tradeshops and printers. Customers are simplifying their plate making workflow and seeing improved print results, particularly, a reduction in fluting,” said Bob Hannum, corrugated segment manager– North America, DuPont Advanced Printing

Paradigm’s new Kurabo

Paradigm Imaging Group, announces the release of new Kurabo 24”x36” flatbed plus scanner model.
Kurabo currently offers the K-IS-A1FW 24” x 36” flatbed scanner with a 400 dpi optical resolution with an 800 dpi max. The latest K-IS-A1FW PLUS model has an 800 dpi optical resolution with a 1600 dpi max. Resolution is adjustable by 1 dpi increments within the range from 50 dpi to 1600 dpi. In addition, has been equipped with the latest Dual White LED system for forward and backward scanning

Duplo boosts multifinisher range with new Multigraf

Duplo has added the Drupa-launched Multigraf Touchline CPC375 to its product portfolio to broaden its range of multifinishers aimed at light- to medium-production environments.
The Swiss-built CPC375 features lengthways and crossways cutting, positive and negative creasing, and continuous or ‘timed’ lengthways and crossways perforating, with up to four perfing heads for crossways operation.
Due to the CPC375’s dual tool module mount and cross knife in conjunction with lateral rotating

Neschen Filmolux FGS conforms to sport facility standards

Specialist substrate manufacturer Neschen has made its Filmolux FGS product suitable for use in sports facilities.
With immediate effect, the 185µm self-adhesive film for floor graphics now conforms to the European standard (EN 14904) for sports floors in gymnasiums and indoor surfaces for multifunctional sports activities. Filmolux FGS has been part of Neschen’s product range for more than 15 years and was originally developed for classic photographs and inkjet digital print media.
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Riso launches its new product line at expo

Premiering at this year’s Graph Expo on 25th September, was Riso’s ComColor GD Series of Professional Inkjet: a full-colour, cut sheet inkjet printer (A4, single side short edge), that delivers prints at speeds up to 160ppm.
 The machine, scheduled for launch in early 2017, comes with an embedded GDI, or 2 optional RIP. The embedded optional true Adobe PostScript RIP supports Mac/Linux, PDF direct printing, and remote printing from most mobile devices.
The optional production RIP, the

Xaar’s new OEM partner

Xaar plc announced that Zhengzhou New Century Digital Print Technology Co. Ltd (New Century) is their latest OEM partner to develop and launch wide-format inkjet printers based on the innovative new Xaar 1201 Thin Film piezo printhead.
The range of printers recently launched by New Century includes roll-to-roll aqueous and eco-solvent Sky-Color printer models using the new Xaar 1201 printhead in 1, 2 and 4 colour variants.
“Xaar created the digital wide format graphic printing market and I

Spandex unveils webshop to boost online sales

Spandex has launched an online store and customer portal with a view to migrating customers online. The company hopes to drive up to a fifth of its business online in “the medium term”.

“The online store and customer portal will further support the way we do business and make it easier for customers to find and purchase products,” said general manager Leon Watson.

Users can tap into details of more than 35,000 sign, digital and graphic communication products. Brands include 3M, Orafol

TheMagicTouch launches ‘game-changing’ transfer paper

Garment and textiles specialist TheMagicTouch has launched a new transfer paper that it believes is a “game changer” for the image transfer garment decoration business.

T.One, which is available with immediate effect, is a ‘one-step’ process coated paper for use with the TMT/OKI white-toner printers. The firm said the paper is ideal for cost-effective garment transfer that involves no cutting or weeding and leaves no residue on the finished garment or textile.

The paper enables users to

Duplo boosts range with new Multigraf

Duplo has added the Drupa-launched Multigraf Touchline CPC375 to its product portfolio to broaden its range of multifinishers aimed at light- to medium-production environments.

The Swiss-built CPC375 features lengthways and crossways cutting, positive and negative creasing, and continuous or ‘timed’ lengthways and crossways perforating, with up to four perfing heads for crossways operation.

Due to the CPC375’s dual tool module mount and cross knife in conjunction with lateral rotating

Sign China expands offline

With just weeks to go until the 14th edition of SIGN CHINA - China’s definitive sign event, and the co-located LED CHINA - the world’s largest event dedicated to the entire LED industry chain, exhibitors and visitors have begun to experience the benefits of the “O2O2O Solution.”

Announced in May this year, the “O2O2O Solution”, or “Online to Offline to Online Solution” is the sour-cing system, service, and product jointly developed by UBM and Alibaba B2B under their strategic alliance which

Drytac introduces its updated Emerytex laminating film

Self-adhesive material manufacturer Drytac Europe has made available its new Emerytex laminating film, with a new anti-slip rating and photographic scuff resistance, available to purchase, available immediately. Drytac sales director Steve Broad said: “Most photographic or pop-up display materials have a scuff resistance but the problem is with a lot of these products the image gets dulled or obscured. With Emerytex the image really pops through and with the upgraded version it now has a slip

Ricoh’s new multifunction wide printer available across EMEA

Ricoh has announced that its MP CW2201SP wide format printer, designed for CAD/GIS and graphic applications is available all over Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa.

According to Ricoh, the MP CW2201SP is environmentally friendly, and is Energy Star compliant. It consumes less than 200 watts when printing and meets the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive).

Benoit Chatelard, vice president, production printing, Ricoh Europe, says: “With the Ricoh MP CW2201SP we are

Avery Dennison opens new coater at plant

Avery Dennison has opened new coater at its Schwelm, Germany plant with a €17 million upgrade giving graphics customers across Europe access to more than 7,600 product variations in total. The new coater offers large production flexibility with two coating methods and ten different solvent-based adhesives.

Shaun Hobson, senior business director, Graphic Solutions, at Avery Dennison Materials Group Europe, said that the investment reflected the company’s strong ongoing commitment to the

Spandex now expands further

Spandex is expanding its operations in the Nordic region with the acquisition of the sign and display operations of Schneidler Grafiska in Sweden and Norway. This follows on from several acquisitions in the past 2 years including Qualsign and PlasImage in Australia.

Headquartered in Stock-holm, Schneidler Grafiska is a leading distributor of equipment, print media, inks and related services to sign & display companies and screen printers representing industry leading brands such as HP

Steinemann introduces 2 new digital varnishing machines

Swiss finishing specialist Steinemann has used Drupa and a strategic partnership with Heidelberg to expand its Dmax range of inkjet varnishing machines.

The new 6,000sph Dmax 76 and 76c are the narrower versions of the B1 Dmax 106 varnishing machines. Steinemann is presenting demonstrations of the 10,000sph Dmax 106 and the Dmax 76c on its stand.

The new machines come in sheet size of 760x760mm capable of full-flood UV varnishing and 600dpi inkjet spot varnishing for commercial and

Hugo Beck presents automated feeder system for packaging

Manufacturer of flowpack, film packaging, and post-print processing systems Hugo Beck, presented for the first time,  its robot-assisted fully-automated feeder system in combination with film packaging applications to an international audience at Drupa.

It consists of a parallel (or spider) robot and a corresponding packaging machine or line. 

The robot localizes, sorts, and dispenses a range of 3D products and packaging with a load-bearing capacity of up to 8 kg and fully reproducible

SAi’s Flexi RIPs, Touch7 for outdoor, signage

SA International (SAi) have announced that the Touch7 extended colour gamut system is now fully supported by SAi’s Flexi and PhotoPrint RIPs (Version 10.x and higher) for the sign and print markets. 

Discussing the certification, director of sales & marketing for Touch7, Mark Geeves commented: “Brands utilize signage to engage the consumer with eye catching designs. Now, customers with the SAi RIP can process Touch7 files to make a brand’s signage stand out from the competition, by using

Fujifilm announces launch of Acuity LED 3200R inkjet printer

Fujifilm has launched its new 3.2m-wide Acuity LED 3200R inkjet printer in May this year.

The LED UV Acuity 3200R joins the Fujifilm range of Acuity LED printers, which includes the Acuity LED 1600 II UV, launched in 2015, and the Acuity LED 1600, launched in 2012. It will be shown for the first time at Drupa on the Fujifilm stand and will be its only new wide-format product on display.

Fujifilm Europe graphic segment marketing manager Tudor Morgan said: “It came about from feedback we have

Hohner upgrades saddle-stitcher, shown to customers at Drupa

German post-press supplier and manufacturer Hohner has announced that it has produced an upgrade and replacement to the HSB 8.000 saddle-stitcher.

Currently in test phase, the HSB 9.000 has a variety of improvements on the 8.000 model and was shown to the public for the first time at Drupa.

Hohner marketing director Susanne Schöllhorn said: “The HSB 9.000 is the successor and will replace the HSB 8.000 model completely.  It has a higher speed of 9.000 instead of 8.000 products per hour

Papergraphics to sell printable table covers

Wide-format supplier Papergraphics has launched a new digitally printable table covering substrate. The 100% PVC digidécor creatable table covers come in 3 finishes: linen weave, fine linen & a brushed texture and have a non-woven backing that adds a soft quality to the material, allowing it to be draped over any shape of table, the supplier said.

Papergraphics said the substrates can be used both inside and outdoors, making it suitable for restaurants, cafes, events, schools, weddings

Aslan launches matt film

Digital printing film by the German manufacturer of self-adhesive speciality films is as of now also available in a matt version.  Named Aslan Ultra Tack, the polymeric self-adhesive film UltraTack matt ASLAN DFP 08 has an outdoor durability of 7 years.

The film is suitable for  long-term applications on  “hard-to-stick” surfaces including non-polar surfaces such as rough or uneven areas as well as low surface energy materials (example- wall decals or plastic waste bins).

According to Aslan

Komori announced details of launches at Drupa 2016

Komori has announced a host of launches for Drupa including a move into post-press kit, a new cloud solution, revamped litho presses and further details of its version of the Landa Nanographic B1 digital press.

It will also showcase job matching across litho and digital output at its 2,200sqm booth in Hall 15, as well as its new H-UV L (LED) drying option, which will be shown for the first time worldwide at Drupa. The Japanese manufacturer’s theme for the show is “open new pages”.


Technotrans to debut new control concept solutions at Drupa 2016

Technotrans AG will present its solutions for various fields in cooling and fluid technology, is “Partner in Print”. Four areas are of particular importance for them: cooling systems for digital printing and UV printing applications, sustainable and resource-efficient solutions, and interconnected, smart control systems. 

Talking about their Drupa highlights, company added, “Under the Systems for UV printing we will also present unique cooling modules for applications involving highly

Dalim Software’s new launches at Drupa

Dalim Software is using drupa to launch Dalim ES 5—its most significant upgrade. 

    ES (Enterprise Solution), the fifth edition of its integrated media production platform, is suitable for the management and production of media services—print, packaging, large format, web, e-book and video.

   “As the graphic communications world changes Dalim Software has been embracing these challenges early while setting collaborative production trends since the 1990s,” says Bertin Sorgenfrey, Dalim’s

Sibress at the Drupa event

Manufacturer of measurement and analysis systems for quality assurance in flexographic and package printing, Sibress will exhibit at Drupa 2016 to present the FC3D, a 3D measuring instrument for flexo plates enhanced with several new features, at its own Stand E32 in Hall 10.

 Sibress will be demonstrating the SibScope, its microscope with 2D and 3D measurement functions for examining objects such as anilox or gravure cylinders and gravure plates and analysing flexo plates.

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Heidelberg to showcase new Stahlfolder models at Drupa

Heidelberg is set to show new Stahlfolder models at Drupa, which are said to offer up to 50% higher productivity than existing models.  The TH 82-P and KH 82-P folding systems are aimed at industrialised commercial printers with Speedmaster XL presses or book binders with an annual production of more than 40 million sheets.

“We have consistently enhanced our post-press range in order to optimise the entire production process, and will be showcasing new machines for both commercial and


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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region. 

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