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Heidelberg Highlights Packaging Solutions at PRINTING United

The company will be highlighting numerous packaging-focused technologies, including the Versafire EP digital toner-based press and the Diana Go 85 folder-gluer. A new diecutter/foil stamper, the Digimatrix 60 FC, will make its debut in Dallas. PRINTING United Booth 10143.

Color-Logic and Xerox Show Metallic Capabilities

With Color-Logic software now distributed as an option with the Xerox Iridesse™ press, designers, agencies and more can be trained to fully utilize the press's metallic capabilities and produce a variety of embellishments. PRINTING United Booth 10564 and 12345, 12541.

EFI Nozomi C18000 Is 1st Fogra-Certified Single-Pass Digital Corrugated Printer

The Nozomi, an ultra-high-speed, single-pass direct-to-board printer, has met Fogra’s PSD standard, which recognizes industrially oriented, standardized procedures for digital print products. This includes reduced waste, higher quality. and overall sustainability. PRINTING United Booth 8233.

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Finishing

The company will be highlighting numerous packaging-focused technologies, including the Versafire EP digital toner-based press and the Diana Go 85 folder-gluer. A new diecutter/foil stamper, the Digimatrix 60 FC, will make its debut in Dallas. PRINTING United Booth 10143.

Sakurai’s new LQM 105 in-line hot foil stamper offers the capability to add foil effects to numerous applications including labels and packaging. The new stamper can be integrated into any size Sakurai screen press. PRINTING United Booth 1420.

The company’s Insignia6 die cutter welcomes up to a 20 inches by 20 inches sheet size at a thickness of up to 24 points, and features diecutting, kiss cutting, embossing, and more on a wide range of substrates including plastics and magnetic materials. PRINTING United Booth 10351.

Consumables-Ink

With Color-Logic software now distributed as an option with the Xerox Iridesse™ press, designers, agencies and more can be trained to fully utilize the press's metallic capabilities and produce a variety of embellishments. PRINTING United Booth 10564 and 12345, 12541.

The new ink is designed to be easily dispensed through standard UV flexo dispensers.

Digital Printing-Wide Format

The Nozomi, an ultra-high-speed, single-pass direct-to-board printer, has met Fogra’s PSD standard, which recognizes industrially oriented, standardized procedures for digital print products. This includes reduced waste, higher quality. and overall sustainability. PRINTING United Booth 8233.

The new OnsetX HS from Fujifilm and Inca Digital prints at more than 15,000 square feet per hour, and can print on numerous materials, including corrugated. Integration of robotic systems ensures reliable, highest-speed throughput. PRINTING United Booth 8220.

MIS

The new Label Automation Suite from OneVision can work in concert with the SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV+ to offer both outstanding quality and throughput, enabling the label printer to access faster production times and maximum throughput. PRINTING United Booth 11553.

The new ArtPro+ software from Esko, which is intended for packaging, label, and wide-format customers, enables print efficiency by normalizing PDF workflow and creating a more stable production software environment. PRINTING United Booth 5404.

Digital Printing-Hybrid

New from Xeikon is a solution to help printers enhance and increase the range of the labels they produce — including the generation of a tactile layer, which has become “de rigueur” in luxury product markets and provides access to more profitable applications. PRINTING United Booth 9344.

Digital Printing-Inkjet

The range of products from UniNet provides packaging and label printers with numerous digitally driven opportunities and creates profitable opportunities to expand product offerings. The company’s equipment includes inkjet and digital transfer solutions. PRINTING United Booth 426.

No other company captured the attention and imagination of drupa 2012 and 2016 like Landa Digital Printing. Sometime later, there was a launch event in September 2017 for the first Landa press installed at Graphica Bezalel in Israel. Since then, news about Landa has been pretty quiet, until recently.

What a dazzling showcase the 2017 SGIA Expo was.

Business Management

As a component fostering integration by working with all major workflows, Scodix’s new software solution assists users in unlocking profitable digital enhancement for web-to-print businesses and customized consumer products. PRINTING United Booth 8616.

Promotional calendars are hardly a new tool for printers to use when wooing customers and prospects. But Diamond Packaging's 2019 calendar extends beyond serving as a promotional piece, demonstrating the artwork-like qualities the company can produce, along with the latest smart packaging technologies. Here's how the 2019 calendar came together.

Print industry "convergence" in theory and practice – the latter in the form of success stories from two printing companies that have branched well beyond their original capabilities – was the subject of a Printing Impressions webinar that is now available for online viewing.

Flexographic Printing

Recently, I was at a 3M symposium in Minneapolis when it was made abundantly clear there is confusion regarding target densities for the flexographic industry. Let’s try to clear up the confusion…

The fingerprint is a vital step in ensuring repeatable print and maximizing the tonal range output of your press. During a fingerprint, repeatability is key. If you can’t repeat it, don’t waste your time!

Press optimizations will allow you to know without a doubt, how to choose the best anilox roll engravings, the optimal mounting tape density to select and the best ink for a job. However, most people are either unsure of how to properly complete an optimization or don’t see the importance of it.

M&A

Like any other business transaction, a merger is a structured process with a series of steps necessary for its completion. As an investment banker to the printing and packaging industries, New Direction Partners has participated in scores of such transactions.

With the printing and packaging stock index, New Direction Partners tracks the performance of 16 printing and packaging firms.

Brand Management

When Nestlé Dreyers evaluated one of its venerable brands, Häagen-Dazs, it decided that it needed to make it more relevant for today’s younger consumer without damaging its high-quality, premium brand image.

The world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand is one of the most consistent packagers and marketers on the store shelves today: Mobil 1.