Agfa to host virtual event for aspiring as well as experienced inkjet printing companies during original FESPA time frame

Agfa has announced Studio 5D10, a three-day virtual event featuring broadcast sessions focused on inkjet printing in order to support printing companies worldwide through their current business challenges and help them thrive in the future. The event will run from 6 to 8 October, coinciding with the rescheduled FESPA time frame.
Studio 5D10 takes its name from what would have been Agfa’s booth number at FESPA this October. The series of targeted broadcasts focuses on market and technology

Konica Minolta introduces AccurioPress C14000 series

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, has recently announced the launch of the  AccurioPress C14000 series, continuing to bring value to the high-end production print market in the region.

The 140ppm AccurioPress C14000 and 120 ppm AccurioPress C12000 were designed from the ground up to be digital print factories. The products demonstrate Konica Minolta’s mission to support the transformation of its clients, creating solutions together that expand and streamline their businesses

K&B Durst updates on product progress

Koenig & Bauer Durst will begin beta testing the VariJet 106 B1 inkjet press at the end of this year.

Speaking at a Koenig & Bauer Live session earlier today (19 June), Robert Stabler the managing director of the joint venture between the two manufacturers, said: “We’re really excited about the opportunities with the VariJet 106, because our customers are telling us that the compelling trends we’re seeing elsewhere in packaging – shorter run lengths and the need to be more agile – are

Koenig & Bauer ready to reveal Drupa launches

Koenig & Bauer will run its own ‘virtual trade fair’ to coincide with what would have been the Drupa 2020 dates, featuring new product launches and demonstrations.

The manufacturer’s ‘Koenig & Bauer Live’ event starts next week and will take place on the eight weekdays from 16-25 June.

The original Drupa 2020 timeframe was 16-26 June.

Sessions will be held in English and German, with the livestream on the Koenig & Bauer website promising “world exclusive launches”, including

New Canon eService for imagePROGRAF

Offering its authorized channel partners a free, user-friendly service that enhances the ability to deliver a Managed Print Service (MPS) solution for its large format printers, Canon U.S.A has announced its new eService cost-per-use program.

Designed with usability in mind, this easy to use solution allows Canon’s authorized channel partners to remotely monitor their customers’ usage and service-related data from their imagePROGRAF, PRO Series, TX Series, TM Series and legacy printers.


Online portal expands with Kornit Atlas

Kornit Digital announced Netherlands-based Simian, an online total print provider to more than half a million businesses and end-consumers, is implementing the Kornit Atlas digital direct-to-garment (DTG) system to increase its capacity for delivering sustainable, retail-ready decorated apparel on demand. Simian is the parent company of online print providing sites Reclameland, Drukland, and Flyerzone.

Having established itself as a total print solutions provider for signage, banners, posters

Intec launches 2nd-generation automated digital die-cutter

Intec Printing Solutions has launched a new version of its ColorCut FB8000Pro automated digital die-cutter.

Building on and superseding the machine that the company first launched at Fespa in Munich last year, the updated device features a dual tool head that delivers 1kg of pressure, and enables printed sheets to be cut and creased using lines drawn from vector graphic design applications.

New features include intelligent cutting algorithms that enable up to 40% faster cutting than the

Two industry awards for OKI’s digital media transfer printer

OKI Europe’s recently launched Pro9541WT, 5-colour Digital Transfer Media Printer, has won two industry awards. The printer received an Office Oscar from OEN Magazine and the Editor’s Choice Award from Print IT Reseller for its ‘innovative features and the value for businesses’.

“A very worthy Office Oscar winner, the Pro9541WT opens up new opportunities for commercial print businesses in an ever-competitive market,” says OEN magazine editor, Clare Brooks. “With personalisation at an all-time

OKI Europe launches multifunctional printer to support healthcare sector

OKI Europe has launched the MC883, a versatile A3 colour smart multifunction printer (MFP) for the busy healthcare sector where accessing patient records quickly and securely is critical.
Providing non-stop support to healthcare organisations running a 24/7 service, the MC883 ensures the availability and confidentiality of information at all times. Thanks to easy self-maintenance, the MC883 can be relied on without the need to call an engineer, so documents, such as badges, patient forms

EFI launches two mid-volume, roll-to-roll LED inkjet printers

EFI launched a mid-range roll-to-roll printer line that helps sign and display graphics customers drive more volume with high-end digital print for endless applications and designs.

According to the company, the new EFI VUTEk D3r and D5r LED inkjet printers leverage many of the advanced capabilities from EFI’s highly successful VUTEk 3r+ and 5r+ printers, offering a mid-range solution for an even wider variety of high value applications thanks to its combination of white and clear inks, as

Fespa to spotlight sportswear in Print Make Wear feature

Fespa’s fast fashion factory feature, Print Make Wear, will return at the show’s 2020 outing in March, this time with a focus on sportswear production.

Linking to Fespa’s new co-located event, Sportswear Pro, Print Make Wear will highlight the tools to facilitate customized, sustainable, on-demand production.

The feature will recreate a live end-to-end production process for sports and athleisure garments, as well as hosting a series of tours led by Fespa textile ambassador Debbie

Ricoh leads in securing prints and documents

The IDC MarketScape report found that Ricoh’s portfolio is designed to address customers’ document and information security pain points and buyer needs across all verticals and company sizes.

IDC’s MarketScape report stated that Ricoh has deep industry expertise, managed services capabilities, and is aligned with customer demand. IDC’s report, Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment, examines Ricoh’s strategy and identifies how the firm differentiates

Efficient workplace is a part of digital transformation journey for businesses

Helmi Abudheir, software solutions business manager of Xerox Middle East operations and emerging European market attended the 7th eGovernment Forum that took place between 12-14 November in Kuwait and spoke about ‘The roadmap to an Efficient Workplace and Secured Environment’. Here are some excerpts:

How is the efficient workplace part of the digital transformation journey?

Digital transformation encapsulates the essence of moving from a ‘physical’ or ‘analogue’ world to a ‘touchless’ or

OKI Europe Launches Digital Printer Pro9541WT - PrintWeek MEA

OKI Europe launched its innovative new Pro9541WT 5-colour Digital Toner Transfer Media Printer, purpose-built to give commercial print businesses the flexibility to expand their print capabilities.

"Designed for the screen and textile printing industry, the versatile digital printer cost-effectively delivers brilliant colour, opaque white and true black on garments and hard surfaces using heat transfer media. With no set up time or costs, short print-runs with a minimum volume of just one

Additive manufacturers to conduct lectures at drupa 2020

From 16 to 26 June 2020, drupa trade show in Düsseldorf would once again be the hub of the global printing, media and packaging industry, expecting to host 2,50,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and journalists from over 180 countries.

Since drupa 2016, 3D printing has been one of the six highlights at drupa. In addition to its own exhibition area, drupa 2020 will once again dedicate a touchpoint 3D fab+print to this future technology. For the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing

QuarkXPress available in Mac app store now

Quark Software recently announced that QuarkXPress, graphic design software, is now available with monthly and yearly subscription pricing options through the Mac App Store. Quark introduced QuarkXPress to the Mac App Store in 2018 and, in response to customer requests, further expands purchasing options to include two subscription options.

The new subscription pricing for QuarkXPress in the Mac App Store is $29.99 paid monthly or $299.99 paid annually.

The introduction of subscription options

Mimaki shows off new hybrid textile printer at ITMA 2019

Mimaki Engineering, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, showcased its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 which was held in Barcelona, Spain between 20-26 June this year.

“The show included the first global showing of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities. Crucially, these features enable textile and garment manufacturers to achieve unparalleled

Baldwin Technology launches TexCoat G4

Baldwin Technology launched TexCoat G4 at this year’s ITMA trade show in Barcelona.

According to the press statement from Baldwin, the TexCoat G4 is the next generation of the revolutionizing Baldwin developed non-contact precision application system for fabric finishing. The system enables a continuously high quality and productive textile finishing process with zero chemistry waste and drastically reduced water and energy consumption.

“We are proud to have launched the TexCoat G4 at ITMA 2019

Digital Pack: World’s first Digital Print Networking Group by HP - PrintWeek MEA

HP announced Digital Pack, the world’s first brand-focused digital print networking group for corrugated packaging and display, at the Digital Print for Packaging conference at Orlando in June 2019.

The Digital Pack community was formed to help develop stronger collaboration between HP converters and global and regional brands. The association brings together corrugated converters in North America and Western Europe that own and operate high-volume HP PageWide corrugated presses. In the future

OKI’s Pro9000 series envelope print system offers options

Launched in Fespa Berlin 2018 and brought to the Middle East in the same year, the short-run envelope printing system from OKI, Pro9000, offers a diverse range of formats and finishes, says OKI Europe’s Shun Mochizuki, senior marketing manager - Speciality Printers.  

Mochizuki explains: “Short run card production, for greeting cards for example, has never traditionally been cost-effective in businesses or print shops but the Pro9000 Series Envelope Printers finally makes this feasible, enabling

Mimaki Unveils Latest 3D Printing Technology for the DTO Market - PrintWeek MEA

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

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

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

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

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

Schober goes steady with Digi-Varicut

Schober Technologies is going steady after making the first installation of RSM770-Digi-Varicut for image sizes of 740 x 1100 mm in 2017. Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
The development and production of the first Schober rotary diecutting and stacking machines for the production of in-mould labels goes back to 1990 and more than 60 RSM machines have been installed in over 30 countries all around the world.  The

Coesia steady after takeover of Atlantic Zeiser business segments

Coesia Group going steady after completing the acquisition of Atlantic Zeiser’s card personalization and packaging divisions, alongside taking a majority stake in Tritron, to focus on opportunities in digital in-line printing.
Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
Coesia Group is a globally active business consisting of 21 innovation-based industrial and packaging companies. The group is headquartered in Bologna, Italy

Kornit Digital to host events around the globe

Kornit Digital, one of the market leader in digital textile printing technology, invites all textile printers, garment decorators, Kornit users, prospective customers and anyone who is curious about the latest trends and technology in digital textile printing to its Kornit Discover events.

Taking place from 3-4 April in the New York Metropolitan area, from 11-12 April in Duesseldorf, and from 15-17 April in Hong Kong, each event will feature educational workshops with real-world insights

Ricoh advances cut-sheet portfolio with Pro 8300 launch

Ricoh has launched its latest Pro series of mono cut-sheet production presses with a trio of new machines under the Pro 8300 family.
Directly replacing the Pro 8200 range first launched in November 2016, the new devices will be available in three configurations, with 111ppm and 136ppm versions aimed at print shops, CRDs and commercial printers, while a smaller 96ppm machine is designed for offices, schools and administrative operations.
Available across Europe as of this month, prices for the

Fespa boosts size of fashion textiles showcase for 2019

Fespa will nearly double the floorspace of its Print Make Wear fast fashion textile printing showcase for the 2019 edition of the show.

Set to take place in Munich, Germany, on 14-17 May, Fespa 2019 will see the feature, which was new for 2018, grow in size as a response to the positive reception of its debut.

Covering 350sqm in its first year, Print Make Wear engaged more than 2,000 of the Berlin show’s 20,442 attendees in its exhibition of the technological and consumable options available