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Bobst Rotomec 4003 gravure printing press line installed at Kamil Packaging

Kamil Packaging one of the leading flexible packaging company in Pakistan, deals in conversion of flexible packaging material and specialize in gravure printings has installed hitech new Bobst Rotomec 4003 9 colors gravure printing press line through Bobst’s authorized agent M/s Sal-Im International Company in Pakistan, to grow their manufacturing capacity for printing quickly to meet increased demand for flexible packaging products.

New high-performance technology from Koenig & Bauer for a new production facility

The press chosen by Rehmpack is a seven-colour Rapida 106 in a doublecoater configuration for UV and conventional printing. With its 11 printing and finishing units, it will be the company’s first Rapida press. “When making our decision, we paid particular attention to efficient, futureoriented technologies and high print quality,” says director Atif Anis Barry. The choice is thus no surprise, since Koenig & Bauer is market leader in sheetfed offset presses for packaging applications. The double coating process, furthermore, will help to expand the product portfolio in respect of high-quality finishing.

Omni Polymer Packages (Pvt) Ltd install New Botheven Reel to Reel printing line NRP-2012/4C

Omni Polymer Packages (Pvt) Ltd install Botheven Reel to Reel printing line NRP-2012/4C through Botheven sole sales partner K Group of Companies, Pakistan. Based on our original Reel-to-Reel Printing Line, which had produced more than 10 years by Botheven, now Botheven have further up-grade the machine: The New Reel to Reel Printing Line is a completely new design; the main improvements emphasized the Equipped Gear Box on Each Printing Station, These Gear Box Can make 360X Online longitudinal Print Registration While the Machine in R u n n i n g . E q u i p p e d s p e c i a l l y d e s i g n e d O v e r h e a d Drying Oven.

New pack also purchase automatic die cutting and creasing machine ML-1500

New Pack Karachi select WENZHOU RUIDING MACHINERY CO.,LTD automatic Die Cutting & C r e a s i n g machine ML- 800. Creasing and Die Cutting Machine is s p e c i a l equipment for creasing and c u t t i n g ordinary cardboard, corrugated board, plastic and leather. It's very applicable to printing packaging decoration and plastic industries. The machine has compact structure, in workmanship, big pressure, high precision and easy and reliable operation etc High strength due to one piece casting by using top quality material for the machine body. Smooth running, big pressure and low noise are obviously remarked as lnter gear input and helical gear output mechanism is adopted.

New Pack Karachi select WENZHOU RUIDING MACHINERY CO.,LTD Creasing & Die Cutting Machine ML-800

Creasing and Die Cutting Machine is a special equipment for creasing and die cutting cardboard, corrugated board, plastic board and leather, and is widely used in printing, packaging and plastic industries. It is characterized by compact structure, fine workmanship, high pressure, high precision and easy and reliable operation.

BOBST and partners sharpen focus on corrugated packaging with ‘Leading Innovation Seminar’ in Dubai

The packaging industry across the MENA region is growing, with the UAE within, being one of the fastest growing. The growth is largely attributed to the country’s growing domestic consumption and diversified exports market.

Koenig & Bauer informs the Egyptian print industry

Koenig & Bauer invited representatives of the Egyptian print industry to seminars in Alexandria and Cairo. The seminars were organised together with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, the Egyptian Chamber of Printing & Packaging Industries, the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the drupa trade exhibition.

Schmid Rhyner turns surfaces into experiences and makes you smile 365 days a year

The swiss specialist for print finishing – Schmid Rhyner – introduces a book of references combined with a premium calendar. A high variety of waterbased, UV- and speciality coatings, applied with different technologies and combined with all the knowledge in surface finishing in just one desk calendar.

Comexi launchs new top range laminator

Comexi launches its latest lamination technology: the Comexi ML2. The laminator was designed under two key concepts: versatility and the highest productivity. This laminator can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives. It provides a wide range of lamination and coating options and works with materials up to 1530 millimeters (60.2 inch) wide and at a speed of 450 meters per minute (1467.4 ft/min). Also, enables all kinds of coatings and applications such as coldseal, heatseal, ink or varnishes.

Annual General Meeting of OPA organised

The AGM of Offset Printers Association was held on 24 th December at the office of OPA at Ludhiana. This year the AGM was held in the presence of print leaders of 16 printers ‘associations from 15 cities of North India. Welcoming the members, Mr. Parveen Aggarwal President said, “I am proud that OPA is working as one of the most active printers association of India. I am glad for the complete harmony amongst the office bearers and for the cooperation extended by the members of OPA for smooth and effective functioning. Today is the great day when printer leaders from so many association are present to practically see the workings and achievements of OPA.”

KAMPF delivers the 1,000th slitting machine type Conslit

At the end of the year, Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH Co. KG in Wiehl celebrates a very special milestone: the 1,000th Conslit slitting machine. And here, only the machines have been counted since 1993 - many years before, this type of machine - then known as KS104 or KS 106 - was in international demand. A few days ago, the “Anniversary-Conslit” was successfully tested in the presence of the customer at the Mühlen plant and is shipped to Technofilms in Guatemala. Technofilms S. A., founded in Guatemala in 2000, is part of the Plastilene Group with headquarters in Colombia.

Rodi Rotatiedruk chooses Toray for improved print quality, productivity

IMPRIMA Plates and TWP-1250 plate processor deliver waterless printing benefits for Dutch company Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that Rodi Rotatiedruk, a specialist in providing advertising opportunities designed to reach specific target audiences, has chosen Toray IMPRIMA waterless plates for its Koenig & Bauer Cortina presses.

RPC offers new multilayer pot for Le Petit Basque dessert

French firm RPC Bebo Bouxwiller has provided a multilayer pot to dairy producer Le Petit Basque for improved delivery and presentation of its new range of sheep’s milk specialities. The dairy firm required a packaging solution for its Douceur de Brebis desserts that would both look aesthetically pleasing and guarantee the taste, freshness and extended life of the product.

Demax Invests In An Edale Fl5 Flexographic Press For Lottery Card Production

Bulgarian print group cuts lottery scratch card printing from three weeks to just two days with new ‘total solution’ Edale 17-colour web press featuring inline personalisation and Edale’s AiiR Autonomous Inking, Impression and Register control system. The Demax Graphic Arts Group, Bulgaria, has invested in a fully automated Edale FL5 single-pass flexographic press to print sophisticated lottery scratch cards. The press, the first of its kind in Europe, has been installed at the Demax production facility in Sofia and has already transformed the company’s scratch card printing capability.

IMPRIMA Plates and TWP-1250 plate processor deliver waterless printing benefits for Dutch company

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that Rodi Rotatiedruk, a specialist in providing advertising opportunities designed to reach specific target audiences, has chosen Toray IMPRIMA waterless plates for its Koenig & Bauer Cortina presses.

1,000th Plastics Recycling System: A New Milestone for NGR

For more than 15 years the globally known SIGMA Plastics Group has put its trust in recycling machines from NGR, the plastics recycling machine manufacturer from Upper Austria. In December, NGR’s machine number 1,000 was delivered to a Sigma plant New Jersey. NGR is an internationally operating company that specializes in manufacturing plastic recycling machines. From its headquarters in Feldkirchen/Donau, Austria, the company has expanded its global reach and now has several customer centers in the US and Asia. During the past two decades, more than 1,000 machines have rolled off its assembly lines, including over 100 machines this year. And NGR marked this milestone together with its valued customer, the SIGMA Plastics Group.

Comexi shows latest innovations in its revolutionary offset printing technology

Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has presented its latest innovations in its revolutionary offset printing technology, the Comexi CI8. The group has recently celebrated an Open House called Offset Innovation Day in its headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain).

OKI Europe Launches Pro9 Envelope Print System

Making short-run envelope printing viable and profitable and offering unprecedented creative potential, OKI Europe Ltd’s new Pro9 Envelope Print System enables print shops and print houses to take advantage of evolving trends in direct marketing. It also opens up new opportunities in printing invitations and other high quality mailed products.

Amjet Shanghai has again partnered with Esko

Chinese flexo platemaker Amjet Shanghai, a division of Amjet Group, has again partnered with Esko to install the first CDI Crystal 5080 XPS system in Greater China. The investment in platemaking process technology includes the latest Automation Engine prepress workflow as well as the latest screening technology for flexo printing.

RPC’s new plastic bucket to store Metten’s bulk-pack sausages

German meat producer Metten Fleischwaren has selected RPC Superfos’ new SuperLift plastic bucket for its bulk-pack sausages. Metten Fleischwaren is using the RPC pail for its good look, long shelf-life, easy-handling, and in-mould labelling oxygen barrier protection that would help keep the sausages fresh.

SWT Services first time visiting MENASHA

SWT Services first visit to MENASHA was because of the maintenance of 19 hydraulic expansion mandrels/anilox rollers and about 73 adapters/anilox rollers of the BOBST 96Ss printing press. SWT stayed one week at MENASHA to service the hydraulic clamping system for the first time.

Konica Minolta adds AccurioPrint C759 to expanding print portfolio

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has enhanced its production print portfolio with the addition of the AccurioPrint C759. The Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C759 is equipped with a colour scanner which offers a capacity of 300 sheets and scans documents in one pass up to 240 ipm. Its optional double-feed detector improves scanning speed for high-volumes essential to legal offices and educational institutes while its complete scan workflow makes it an ideal system for schools and universities. There is high scalability, too, thanks to Konica Minolta’s own OpenAPI interface and IWS or NFC Authentication.

Chemence Alford receives FlexoExpert certification

During a six-month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation, implementation and training, then auditing – the FlexoExpert Certification Programme provides the means by which plate makers can further optimise their workflow to make more reliable and consistent plates, time and time again. With the guidance of a Flint Group expert, Chemence UK implemented the programme and passed the final audit to earn the honour of the FlexoExpert.

Bioprinting and personalised medicine to drive $6 billion 3D medical printing market by 2027

3D printing technology has been applied across a wide range of applications in healthcare, providing customised anatomical models and surgical tools that facilitate training and planning of complex surgeries, as well as increasingly sophisticated customised implants and prosthetics that offer better fit and functionality for patients.

Baldwin expands global platform with the acquisition of QuadTech, Inc.

Baldwin Technology Company Inc.—a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries—has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India.

Comexi and QuadTech collaborate on closed-loop color control for flexible packaging

Comexi and QuadTech, Inc. have joined forces in the investigation and development of new color control management technologies for the flexible packaging industry. After years of research, this close collaboration between the two companies has pursued the adaptation of QuadTech’s Color Control with SpectralCam™, and its extension from paper and label printing to the printing of flexible packaging.

Pantec RHINOTM sets new standards with 30’000 strokes and 3D foil

As traditional label refining with hot foil has a substantial influence on the production costs of high quality labels - and usually also increases lead times, the Pantec in-line capable RHINOTM flatbed multi-foil embossing system changed the production rules and allowed cost effective high end label production in a single pass.

Rotary die-cutting at 17,000 sheets per hour

KBA-Sheetfed invited international print and finishing specialists to a series of Print & Postpress Innovation Days at the company’s facility in Radebeul near Dresden. Over 250 participants from 30 countries took the opportunity to gather information on the latest automation solutions for commercial, label and packaging printing, as well as innovative postpress solutions.

Kochi’s Drisya installs India’s first Xerox Versant 3100

Kochi-based Drisya Creations, a sister concern of Drisya Communications, an adverting agency, recently became the first print firm in India to install Xerox Versant 3100. “Considering the growth in our print volume, we were looking to upgrade our production equipment to achieve higher productivity at economical operation cost and thus we invested in the digital print engine,” said Uma Mahesh, managing partner, Drisya Creations.

Rollin Imprimeur greatly improves cost-efficiency and flexibility with France’s first Speedmaster CS 92

the Rollin printing company based in Blois has been using a new Speedmaster CS 92 four-color press with coating unit for its production. Impressive features of the first printing press of this type in France are a marked reduction in plate costs and significantly increased productivity and flexibility. Based on the tried-and-tested Speedmaster CD 102 platform, Rollin Imprimeur benefits from the high print quality from Heidelberg.

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