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ThermoFlexX to unveil new products at show

ThermoFlexX has announced that it will use Drupa 2016 for the worldwide launch of several additions to its product portfolio, including the redesigned ThermoFlexX 20 and ThermoFlexX 30 digital flexo plate imagers. 

Visitors to the stand, which is being shared with the Flint Flexographic products division, will be able to see a dual-head ThermoFlexX 80-D demonstrated with a new pixel-stitching functionality, plus a ThermoFlexX 48-S on-line to an EVO 3 LED exposing unit. Other equipment will

Gimpex will participate in Drupa with head office, Vimpex

One of the oldest paper and board trading company in GCC, Gimpex will be participating in Drupa this year  along with their head office Vimpex.

Elias El-Wadi,  general manager - Gimpex said: “We have been participating in all the Drupa exhibitions since the start and always under our head office M/S Vimpex . We look forward to this participation since it is a means for us to gain visibility, reach out to potential customers from the MENA region.  Since we are the largest paper and board

Atlantic Zeiser on cost value

At drupa 2016, Atlantic Zeiser (Hall 15, Booth B02) will be demonstrating how to reduce the overall operating costs of banking card personalization. Compared to thermal transfer printing, for example, the drop-on-demand inkjet based PERSOMASTER can curb consumables expenditure by up to 98 percent. In addition, Visa and MasterCard have already endorsed the printing process for all specified card products.

“The era of thermal transfer printing and embossing is certainly coming to an end in this

Mimaki to participate in Drupa with full product portfolio

Global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel, packaging and industrial markets, Mimaki will be exhibiting at Drupa 2016 with its full product portfolio of solvent and UV printers and cutting tables. 

 At the world’s largest printing trade show, scheduled from May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Mimaki will be exhibiting solutions that serve a range of market needs, from indoor and outdoor signage to industrial, packaging and

BW Papersystems will display solutions

BW Papersystems will participate at drupa 2016 to showcase its range of stationery converting solutions plus live demonstrations of folio sheeter and ream wrapper.

Visitors at their booth will be able to see live demonstrations of an eCon folio sheeter and a Wrapmatic GREC folio size ream wrapper, and gain information about the group’s machinery range for stationery products like exercise books, note pads and spiral or wire bound products. The enhanced stationery product range of BW

Asahi to launch two new plates at Drupa for enhancement

Asahi Photoproducts is launching two new flexo plate products at Drupa, which will, the company said, improve both print quality and efficiency.

The AFP-DCV and the AWP-DEW plates use the company’s pinning technology for OEE clean transfer, which it says is unique and improves both print quality and efficiency.

The AFP-DCV digital flexo plate, is designed to produce vibrant colour prints for water- and solvent-based inks in flexible packaging applications.

The AWP-DEW plate, is designed

GMG to exhibit new products

GMG has announced that it will be exhibiting its latest software, Photoshop plug-in, new proofing media at Drupa this year.

   Among the products that will be showcased are the    new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, GMG ColorPin, Photoshop users can carry out operations that were previously only possible with complex workarounds announced GMG;  the OpenColor that creates profiles allowing for the prediction of results, handling the effects of overprinting, changes in substrates, or alterations to

ContiTech to exhibit Laserline, flexographic printing sleeve

Printing blanket specialist ContiTech is expanding its range of flexographic printing products and will present the first-ever Laserline flexographic printing sleeve featuring a compressible layer at drupa (May 31 to June 10, 2016). This layer ‘improves printing performance and eliminates the halo effect’ announced the manufacturer.

Phoenix Xtra Blankets presents the Nova Spot, a compressible coating plate, which is suitable for both water-based and UV varnishes. The specially designed

Kodak plans its wide-format return

Kodak has launched a new inkjet printhead that could see it re-enter the wide-format market via an OEM partner.  It described its new Ultrastream continuous inkjet head as its fourth-generation product. It is aiming to sign up OEM partners at Drupa who could use the head in sheetfed inkjet presses or in a wide-format array.

“We turned the attention of our brightest minds in R&D to how we can bring the benefits of inkjet to adjacent markets,” said Kodak president of inkjet enterprise

Ink manufacturer Inx International has launched several new inks at Fespa Digital

Ink manufacturer Inx International has launched several new inks at Fespa Digital. Among them are additions to the firm’s Triangle brand of ‘advanced alternative’ inks are the GSP and GRR UV curable high-performance inks, which are designed for jetting with high consistency while running at high speeds on EFI Vutek GS series hybrid flatbed roll-fed printers, or dedicated roll-to-roll printers. Also, the company’s Prodigy and Evolve product ranges have been expanded to include an extended

Agfa-Gevaert has posted improved results for 2015

Agfa-Gevaert has posted improved results for 2015. Growth in the graphics division was boosted by a double-digit hike in inkjet sales as well as the effects of a weaker euro.  For the full year to December 2015, revenues in Agfa’s graphics section remained stable with a modest 0.2% growth to $1.59bn, reversing the decline of 2014.  The company said that “despite softness in the emerging markets and political instability in certain regions” sales had been helped by a significant increase in

Sun Chemical presented the first worldwide showing of SunTex

Sun Chemical presented the first worldwide showing of SunTex, its newly launched range of water-based inkjet inks developed to deliver optimum performance for digital textile and soft signage print applications at Fespa.  The new products are SunTex Sonata, a series of dye sublimation transfer inks and direct print dispersed inks for polyester and polyester-rich substrates; and SunTex Encore, a range of direct print pigment inks. SunTex Encore is the pigmented inkjet ink offering within the

Stratasys unveils new EMEA headquarters in Germany

Stratasys unveils new EMEA headquarters in Germany. Stratasys says their latest facility features a state-of-the-art showroom, a benchmark center and customer training facilities. The opening of its new 53,000 square foot EMEA headquarters in Rheinmuenster, Germany, marks the creation of a purpose-built site to support the company’s growing capacity requirements and increase customer service capability with it’s customer training and benchmarking facilities. The new, four-story site features

HP PageWide wins design award

HP has won a design award for its PageWide XL portfolio after judges decided it enabled users to maximise efficiency and was easy to use.

The printer range won a 2016 iF Gold ‘Best of Best’ Design Award for industrial design on 26th February at a ceremony in Munich, Germany, for its commercially-available 1,016mm-wide PageWide XL 4000, 4500 and 8000 printers. Additionally, the now award-winning, flagship HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offers up to 50 percent savings in total production costs

EFI reveals more about Rialco

EFI has revealed more details about how it expects its acquisition of dye and colour products specialist Rialco to help expand its industrial inkjet business.

Stephen Emery, vice-president of EFI’s ink business, told PrintWeek EFI had not been a Rialco customer prior to the acquisition but said the business supplies a lot of ink companies and formulators in industrial markets, including dye-sublimation printing.

“The ink business within EFI is a significant part of the business and a part

Sistrade compete at two international events of the Security Printing and Label sector

Sistrade compete at two international events of the Security Printing and Label sector. High Security Printing Europe conference took place in Bucharest between March 14 and 16, and FINAT Technical Seminar took place in Barcelona between March 16 and 18. Sistrade had a booth at the exhibition to promote the features of Sistrade MIS software for Security Printing. FINAT technical seminar entitled Labelling – The future and beyond organised FINAT (Féderation INternationale des fabricants et

Fespa has announced that its Global Expo, FESPA 2017, will take place over five days

Fespa has announced that its Global Expo, FESPA 2017, will take place over five days from 8 - 12 May 2017 at the Hamburg Messe, Germany. The event will cover 10 halls at the exhibition centre, and as well as being a screen and digital exhibition it will encompass FESPA Textile, European Sign Expo and Printeriors. Roz McGuinness, Divisional Director, FESPA said: “The eighth largest city in Europe, Hamburg is a major transport hub and is easily accessible by plane from all major European and

Greek manufacturer Polyprint has debuted direct-to-garment (DTG) printer

Greek manufacturer Polyprint has debuted a compact direct-to-garment (DTG) printer that can produce 80 white or 28 dark t-shirts per hour.  The TexJet shorTee can print on textiles including cotton, polyester, cotton/polyester blends, linen, viscose and leather. The machine, which will cost around $10,228, offers print resolutions of up to 1,440dpi and has a maximum print size of 320x450mm.  It incorporates Epson DX7 printheads in a combination offering eight ink channels with 180 nozzles per

Mutoh launches ValueJet 1604X

Mutoh has added a new budget option to its ValueJet X roll-to-roll sign and display printer series.  The new single-head 1.62m ValueJet 1604X, which is available with immediate effect through Mutoh’s reseller network, features high print quality and precision, productivity, simple operation and a standard configuration including a motorised take-up system for rolls up to 30kg. The device is targeted at entry-level signmakers as well as companies looking for a wider machine that need extra

Xerox has announced that it will be participating at drupa

Xerox has announced that it will be participating at drupa at the Hall 8B, Messe Dusseldorf May 31 – June 10, 2016.  Xerox will be exhibiting production print devices, workflow solutions, business development resources and high-value applications segments – such as direct mail, catalogues, books, transactional marketing, photos and packaging at their booth.

Fujifilm exhibits new products

Fujifilm unveiled 3 new products at Fespa in Amsterdam - the FabricWall II, the mobile solution for textile graphics; FabricCounter, the mobile folding counter for textile graphics and Backlit PhotoPaper Standard, bright colour reproduction, with and without backlit.  

According to Fujifilm, with the FabricWall II system the print is always flat and straight.  Accessories allow creating a full exhibition stand by connecting several FabricWall II systems to build a wall or connect them in a

Canon showcases new Arizona UV flatbeds

Canon Europe launched three recently-released Océ Arizona UV flatbed printers at Fespa Digital and previewed a new range of large-format professional inkjet printers.

The Océ Arizona 1240, 1260 and 1280 models, launched in January, are aimed at the sign and display, specialty print, reprographics and photo lab sectors and print at up to 35m2/hr in express mode.

The new Arizonas borrow features from the 6100 series launched at Fespa last year. There are two bed sizes – 1.25x2.5m and

Manroland Sheetfed now ‘efficient business’

Manroland Sheetfed has seen improved results for the fourth consecutive year after owner Langley Holdings transformed it from a “lumbering leviathan” into an “efficient business”.

In the calendar year 2015, it recorded sales of $321m  up from $316.8 m in 2014. Orders on hand were worth $87.4m, against $53m in 2014.

The division contributed around 10% towards the group result, helping to generate a group pre-tax profit of $117.m. Chairman Tony Langley expressed satisfaction with its

GMG has announced that to conduct colour management training event

Suppliers of colour management and workflow software solutions GMG has announced that its colour management experts will be conducting a hands-on colour management training event, GMG Academy, concurrent with drupa, from June 9-11 at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany. The event lets those interested in colour management combine two educational opportunities: the industry’s most comprehensive exhibition, with a colour management seminar. Topics will include lighting, the difference between

Avery Dennison’s new EU headquarters and Research & Development center in Oegstgeest

Avery Dennison’s new EU headquarters and Research & Development center in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands has been awarded the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certificate for building’s design and construction.  A range of sustainability features have been brought together to merit the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. The headquarters has energy efficient ground-storage heating and cooling, heat-reflective glass, elevators that recover energy, motion-controlled lighting, FSC-certified timber, and more than 100

The owner of the Independent has confirmed that the newspaper is to ditch its print editions

The owner of the Independent has confirmed that the newspaper is to ditch its print editions and go online only, making it the first national daily to cease publication since Today in 1995.  The Independent newspaper would have celebrated its 30th anniversary later this year. Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev acquired it in 2010.  The Independent titles will cease print production this month.

Drytac to showcase new products

Self-adhesive materials manufacturer Drytac Europe will show a range of new products at Fespa Digital 2016, as it seeks new resale and distribution partners.

The company will publicly debut ViziPrint illuminate film, a new product for vibrant backlit graphics, and also highlight a new floor graphics application for its Polar HiGrab vinyl. ViziPrint Illuminate is a 100 micron translucent matt PET film, which the company has developed for backlit window graphics and vibrant backlit displays for

Sun Chemical unveils its new ink

Sun Chemical has expanded its Streamline range of eco-solvent alternative inkjet inks with the introduction of a new low odour ink, Streamline Ultima HPQ LO developed for use in the Mimaki JV300 and JV150 high-speed wide format printers.

“All our Streamline OEM-compatible inks are highly engineered to replicate the colour and physical properties of original inks and are rigorously tested to ensure optimum performance. As a result they present cost-effective, operationally efficient alternative

Heidelberg announces ‘good progress’

Heidelberg’s burgeoning services division accounted for almost half of the firm’s sales in its latest quarterly results.

The world’s largest printing press manufacturer posted sales up 15% to $703m in the three months to 31 December, and up 16% to $1.979bn for the first nine months of its financial year, including a $102.2m gain due to exchange rates.

Its services business, boosted by last year’s acquisition of PSG, accounted for $316.6m of Q3 sales and $952m for the nine-month period. The

Belgium-based Idempapers has announced a price increase for its carbonless products

Belgium-based Idempapers has announced a price increase for its carbonless products — up to 7% on reels and 5% on sheets — effective for all deliveries from April 4, 2016. In a press release, Idempapers said, “For over a year now, raw material costs — principally pulp and chemicals — have increased significantly, largely due to the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, and despite the price increases already implemented during the last twelve months, this escalation in costs has only been