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Print2Pack is the only monthly magazine from Pakistan focus on printing, packaging, publishing, graphic arts, pulp, paper & paperboard, converting, plastic, coatings, inks, adhesives, flexo, gravure, writing instruments, stationery etc.

It is the publication that simultaneously cover so many industry segments including pre-press, offset printing, screen printing, Hologram, labels, Security printing & Parer, digital printing, flexo, gravure, foil, rotary, web printing, publicity, advertising, post-press, finishing, coating, engraving, out door and wide format signage, magazines, newspapers, pulp, paper and paperboard trade & industry.

The magazine covers national and international news, articles, features and distributed beside printing, packaging and allied industry to Textile, Pharma, food, agriculture, Halal Product, confectionery, livestock, leather, dairy, it & softwares, newspapers and related trade & industry sectors. The magazine is also circulated to all the prominent chambers, concerned associations, Government, multinationals, autonomous bodies and related trade & industry in Pakistan and abroad.

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First Pakistan Made Machine Export To Novak Converting Industries UAE LWQ-A-1300 Compact Slitter Rewinder For Aluminum Foil

N O V A K C o n v e r t i n g Industries L.L.C – U.A.E, , Installed LWQA - 1 3 0 0 Horizontal Slitter Rewinder For ALUMINIUM FOIL And Now Slitting different Widths of beautiful rolls, The machine is supplied by LONG LIFE MACHINERY – Karachi – Pakistan. BY MR MUDASSIR SHAFIQ. This LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitter is Affordable , High Performance Slitter providing environmentally friendly slitting & rewinding solutions specially for ALUMINIUM FOIL LWQ-A-1300 use less steel in a more compact design, eliminating hydraulics for oil free hygienic operations and has lower power consumption.

First Batch of MITI student sucessfully Graduated

Alhamdolillah our first batch of 26 students successfully graduated from MITI (Memon Industrial Technical Institute) on Saturday 7th April 2018 several members of Printing and Packaging sector were present there to appreciate this program and team. Dr. S.M. Minhajuddin appreciate students and Trainers for completing this course successfully and all students were placed for 3 Months on job training in various printing companies. Mr. Shehzad Iqbal and Mr. Muraad Iqbal of M/s. Dawn Convertec was also present in this event and distributed cash prize among the students on behalf of his company. Special Thanks to Shabbir Ahmed Qazi shb for their guidance, Master Trainer Muhammad Yousuf for conducting wonderful training throughout whole session and special sessions by Faisal Wali on color management. Thanks to Mr. Amin of Mass Printer for his special souvenir for students. In this occasion Mr. Rizwan Khan gave a wonderful presentation on CTP plates and process.

Tri Pack Film Ltd Installed SFQ -1400 Compact Slitter Rewinder For BOPP Film

Tri Pack Film Ltd, Installed SFQ- 1400 Vertical Slitter Rewinder For BOPP Films and now Slitting 20mm Width beautiful rolls, The machine is supplied by LONG L I F E MACHINERY – Karachi – Pakistan. BY MR MUDASSIR SHAFIQ. This SFQ-1400 Vertical Slitter is Affordable , High Performance Slitter providing environmentally friendly slitting & rewinding solutions.

Mian Brothers Polyproplyne Industry purchase BOTHEVEN CS-2012

Mian Brothers Polyproplyne Industry (Pvt) Ltd invest in Botheven CS-2012 fully automatic woven bag conversation line through K Group of Companies their agent in Pakistan. Botheven machinery is specialized in manufacturing PP Woven Bag Whole Plant Machines. This machine offers equipped two servo motors, 90 bag transfer gripper, Display screen operation interface, high product output (32-45 Bag/min) and custom made designs are available.

Novatex Limited Select Kampf Schneid Slitting And Winding Machine Model Universal 89/12

NOVATEX LIMITED ordered a state-of-the-art KAMPF Universal 89/12 BOPP slitting and winding machine. International Packaging Films renowned name is Pakistan’s Packaging industry. The latest generation of the KAMPF slitting and winding machine Universal BOPP was developed to incorporate the winding principle of center drives with individual contact rolls in cooperation with the latest state of the art control system. The Kampf machine, model Universal BOPP, developed from the Universal particularly for BOPP film, sets standards when slitting and winding of oriented polypropylene film with large working width. To handle this high output of the new line and in order to ensure high quality, NOVATEX LIMITED trusts in the well proven machine concepts of KAMPF and ordered a slitting machine Type Universal 89/12 BOPP.

Reliance Sacks Limited Purchase Botheven CS-2012

Reliance Sacks Limited invest in Botheven CS-2012 fully automatic woven bag conversation line through K Group of Companies their agent in Pakistan. Botheven machinery is specialized in manufacturing PP Woven Bag Whole Plant Machines. This machine offers equipped two servo motors, 90 bag transfer gripper, Display screen operation interface, high product output (32-45 Bag/min) and custom made designs are available.

Gallus develops new digital label printing system

Gallus has developed Smartfire, a new digital label printing system designed as an affordable option for short runs. Debuting at the Gallus Innovation Days event on June 26-28, 2018 in St Gallen, Switzerland, Smartfire is described as being, ‘designed for constantly changing short runs and furthermore represents an affordable solution for any label printer who is interested in going into digital label printing.’

UK open house to highlight integration of Mark Andy and Presstek

Taking place at Presstek's West London facility on June 6-8, the open house will consist of a morning, afternoon and evening session, repeated on each of the three days. Sessions will address advancements catered to printers and converters across the industry spectrum highlighting productivity gains. The attendee pool is expected to consist of commercial printers interested in expanding their offset business into labels, and label converters looking to enter the digital production space. Additionally, as many European print shops adopt both offset and flexographic technologies, the event will provide those in attendance an opportunity to learn how to evolve both production process into the future to gain a larger share of wallet for existing customers.

Nosco Purchases Komori Lithrone GX40 to Expand Innovative Packaging Capabilities

Komori America recently completed the installation of a six-color Lithrone GX40 (GLX640) at Nosco, a full-service packaging solutions provider serving a roster of household brands in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Gurnee, IL, Nosco is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., which is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Nosco became familiar with the advanced technology and reliability Komori presses deliver when the company acquired two companies that were already operating Komori presses.

SinoCorrugated South 2018, SinoFoldingCarton 2018, and PACKCON 2018 successfully concluded! Total Number of Visitors Nearly Reached 60,000!

SinoCorrugated South 2018, SinoFoldingCarton 2018, China Packaging Container Expo 2018 (PACKCON 2018), SINOFLEXOGRAPHY 2018, and China Label Industry Expo 2018, the global grand gathering of the packaging industry, was successfully wrapped up at Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center in Dongguan, China. It has hit the highest record in history in the scale of the show and the diversity of visitors! Between April 10 and 12, the 5-in-1 mega event attracted over 58,703 visitors from 110 countries worldwide, of whom 30258 members have visited SinoCorrugated 2018.

Avery Dennison and Mactac to showcase 10 innovations at FESPA 2018

The latest materials science innovations from Avery Dennison will be revealed at FESPA 2018 (May 15-18, Berlin), at a stand that features both Avery Dennison and Mactac brands. Ten new innovations – six from Avery Dennison and four from Mactac – will include applications across vehicles, architecture and interior displays. Shaun Hobson, senior business director, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe, said that the new options have been designed for maximum impact: “There are big opportunities out there for designers and applicators who use new materials creatively, and we see FESPA as a great chance to engage directly with our customers, so we can share ideas and discuss new business opportunities. These new products offer the high performance, in terms of both visual appeal and ease of use, needed to make business growth easier to achieve.”

European Label Forum 2018 adds young managers’ challenge to programme

A Young Managers Club (YMC) workshop has been added to the programme of this year’s FINAT European Label Forum (ELF). The 4th edition of the annual ELF takes place in Dublin, from 6-8 June. The workshop comes 10 years after the YMC was established in 2008, at the occasion of FINAT’s Golden Jubilee congress in Paris, to meet an increasing need for up-and-coming managers in small to medium-sized, and often family-run, enterprises.

Archroma to highlight eco-advanced solutions for enhanced packaging and paper at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018 to highlight Archroma’s solutions and expertise to enhance both the optical and functional properties of board and paper – with a special focus on sustainability. With a one million square foot facility in Martin, South Carolina, the company is one of only a few specialty chemical and dye manufacturers in the US dedicated to serving the paper and textile industry.

5th drupa Global Trends Report reflects positive mood in the printing industry

Printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance. The opportunity was taken this year to track patterns of performance over the years. Packaging remains the most buoyant market and there has been a steady improvement in confidence over the five years amongst Commercial printers. Functional printers were following a similar positive story but there was a puzzling increase in uncertainty this year for both printers and suppliers to this market. Publishing printers probably face the most challenging strategic changes and there is a decline in assurance this year, despite the reducing threat from E-books.

PulPaper - the top international event for the forest industry takes place in Helsinki

PulPaper uniquely brings together different fields in the forest industry, as two other events will also be held at the same time: PacTec, a packaging industry event, and the new Wood & Bioenergy event for the energy and chemical industries. The combined events provide a great opportunity to meet many operators from different industries. No comparable event is held anywhere else in the world.

James Cropper Heads To Luxe Pack Shanghai

The company, which was founded in 1845 and is based in the English Lake District, will use the much-anticipated event to demonstrate its Tailor Made service, which allows brands to develop their own custom papers. From colour and composition to texture and finishes, brands can call on the Tailor Made service to bring their imagination to life and tell their story through unique packaging solutions. James Cropper will also serve up its food contact-approved range of papers, Dolcelicious. Available in 11 eye-catching colours, from soft pastels to bold metallics, the striking collection is designed to elevate the packaging experience for premium food brands.

Paperworld China 2018 new date and new venue confirmed for November

Paperworld China, Asia’s leading trade fair dedicated to the stationery and office supplies industries, has confirmed its 2018 show dates. The upcoming edition is set to take place from 22 – 24 November at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) as it continues to serve as a strong and ever-improving sourcing platform within the industry. Around 550 exhibitors are expected to occupy approximately 24,680 sqm of exhibition space with products ranging from stationery, office supplies to hobby and craft products.

South Africa’s Silverline Print purchases 8-color Edale FL3

Based in Gauteng, South Africa, label convertor Silverline Print has invested in an Edale FL3 flexo press, as it seeks to upgrade its printing technology to keep up with industry trends. The 8-color, 350mm-wide flexo press is equipped with UV drying, a peel and reveal module, turnbar, lamination and delam/relam. The FL3 is due to be installed at Silverline Print in the upcoming months. Maryna Welthagen, co-owner at Silverline Print, commented: ‘As a previous Edale customer, we are delighted to once again work alongside Edale and Floors Coetzee, who has a clear understanding of our requirements and our need for service and support, meaning that Edale was the best choice for Silverline to maintain our position as leaders in the supply of labels and tags.’

Kodak appoints Print Systems president

John O’Grady has been named as the new president of the Print Systems division at Eastman Kodak. Previously, he was president of the Consumer and Film division and former general manager of worldwide sales for Print Systems. O’Grady has replaced Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak. Jeff Clarke, CEO at Kodak, said: ‘Kruchten has been an important part of our company for many years, and I thank him for his tremendous commitment to Kodak and outstanding accomplishments. O’Grady is very well positioned to lead the Print Systems division. His industry experience is unparalleled.

Toyo Ink Group Showcases Food-Grade Metal Coatings & Inks at Cannex & Fillex

Toyo Ink and Jiangmen Toyo Ink will be jointly exhibiting at Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific 2018, from May 15 to 18, in Guangzhou, China. At booth 1326, the Group will present a complete range of metal packaging manufacturing technologies with a focus on food safety and compliance, at its first ever Cannex & Fillex, a major international exhibition for metal packaging manufacturing and filling technologies.

Color-Logic Certifies HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press with Silver Ink

Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink for label and packaging applications. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Silver ink on the HP Indigo 6900 press, when used with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, yields great advantages for brands requiring labels or shrink film packaging. Combining the two technologies produces as many as 250 metallic colors and a virtually unlimited variety of decorative effects for enhancing and protecting products."

Konica Minolta AccurioPress line boosts productivity with EFI Fiery FS300 Pro DFE

The EFI Fiery FS300 Pro – the newest, most-advanced Fiery Digital Front End (DFE) platform to date – is now available for the Konica Minolta AccurioPress line of digital presses, including the new AccurioPress C3080 and C3070 series. The updated EFI Fiery DFE offers a range of improvements that help users maximize productivity, minimize touchpoints and achieve superior colour and output quality. In addition to the operational improvements, customers will also benefit from the streamlined and efficient control and management capabilities of the new Version 6 of EFI Fiery Command WorkStation – one of the industry’s most widely used digital printing job management interfaces, according to EFI.

Probo invests in four Durst P5 systems

Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has announced first sales successes for the recently launched P5 Series. Dutch print and fulfilment provider Probo is investing in four Durst P5 printing systems. The installations at the production site in Dokkum will take place over the next few weeks and Probo will be presenting its portfolio expansion to its customers at an open house event on June 15.

Konica Minolta Launches Latest Generation of AccurioPress

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. introduced the latest generation AccurioPress color digital press, copier and scanner: the C3080 Series – which includes the C3080, C3080P and C3070. The AccurioPrint C3070L is lso part of the launch. The predecessors - AccurioPress C2070, C2060 and AccurioPrint C2060L - are no longer available. The new C3080 delivers enhanced productivity, expanded print services and brilliant quality, the company said. It provides two-sided banner printing and high productivity with speeds up to 80 ppm. The AccurioPress C3080 Series features finishing options such as full-bleed, saddle-stitched books and perfect bound books.

Large-format Rapida for Barem Ambalaj

Recep Tasyanar, owner of the print company Barem Ambalaj with headquarters in Tire/Izmir, visited Koenig & Bauer to check how work is progressing on his new Rapida 164. The six-colour double-coater press with triple-length extended delivery is scheduled to arrive in Gaziantep. It is to be installed in the new production plant there, and will join a five-colour Rapida 142 with inline coater and 630 mm raised foundations which is already up and running at the location. Following commissioning of the new press, the official inauguration of the new production plant is planned for November.

€ 14 million investment in state-of-the-art technology from Heidelberg

With a total price of more than € 14 million, the Elcograf print shop in Verona has ordered two Suprasetter CtP platesetters, various postpress systems and four Speedmaster XL series printing presses with the innovative Push to Stop concept. All the systems will be installed by September 2018. The four new printing presses replace eight existing machines.

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