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Mimaki virtual event on COVID-19 and the print industry

Mimaki Europe is set to host Mimaki Live Series – a free live-stream virtual event held in three parts, to be run in collaboration with its partners to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the print industry and how businesses can reactivate.

The webinar schedule and themes are as follows: Tuesday, 30 June – Sign Graphics; Tuesday, 14 July – Textile and Apparel; Thursday, 27 August – Industrial Products.

These sessions will be live-streamed simultaneously via Mimaki's GoTo Webinar platform and Youtube. The series is accessible to anyone within the EMEA region, via any device.


Kodak launches innovations across digital and offset portfolio

Kodak recently announced a new inkjet press and an enhanced portfolio of offset and digital solutions.

Among the new launches is Kodak Prosper Ultra 520 Press. According to the company, the new press builds on the features of Kodak Prosper 6000 Press and takes inkjet to the next level, delivering offset-like quality at a "consistent production speed of 150 mpm/500 FPM on glossy papers with high ink coverage and variable print — all at the industry’s lowest cost of operation".

"The new press

Supporting social distancing within organizations and businesses with free media and artwork

A few months ago, we never would have imagined that social distancing would become an essential part of daily life. However, the requirement to keep a safe distance away from others when out in public is now at the forefront of our minds, when we step out of the front door to embark on a daily exercise, make an essential journey or head to the nearest shop to stock up on groceries. 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends keeping at least one metre

Speculation over Flint Group sale

Flint Group could be put up for sale by its US owners, according to a Reuters report.

The Luxemburg-headquartered business is the world’s second-largest printing ink manufacturer, after Sun Chemical.

Reuters reported that Flint was in the process of refinancing with an “extend and amend” deal for its €1.7bn (£1.5bn) liabilities.

Like many other industry manufacturers and suppliers, the firm’s sales and profits have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year Flint Group had sale of

Konica Minolta ships its 500th AL

Konica Minolta has marked an important milestone by shipping the 500th AccurioLabel series press since its launch four years ago.

“Konica Minolta entered the digital label press market in 2016 and quickly hit the milestone of 500 units sold,” said Toshitaka Uemura, general manager of industrial print business unit, professional print business headquarters at Konica Minolta. “We drove the growth of the overall digital label press market by creating a new mid-range digital label press. Last