Finishing - Digital
Much like digital printing before it, digital finishing and embellishment technologies are poised to shake up the way printers and converters think about their production.
Bennett Graphics, an Atlanta-based print service provider, hosted an open house on Thursday, June 13, showcasing its digital workflow of printing, enhancement, and finishing equipment. The event featured demonstrations of Bennett's HP Indigo, Scodix, and Highcon equipment.
Highcon, a provider of digital cutting and creasing solutions, has announced it will exhibit at PRINTING United (Oct. 23-25 in Dallas). The company will be highlighting its multiple solutions that provide printers and converters with the ability to efficiently finish short-run production runs.
Virtual Packaging, a Grapevine, Texas-based producer of packaging prototypes, mockups and comps, is scheduled to install a Highcon Beam digital cutter and creaser this spring. It will be the first Highcon Beam installed in an all-digital B1 packaging ecosystem in North America and will help move Virtual Packaging into production-length runs of folding cartons.
During the Digital Packaging Summit, Marco Boer, VP of I.T. Strategies and the conference co-chair, discussed the latest innovations in substrates, ink and finishing processes for digital printing of packaging.
Highcon announced the launch of a new range of consumables for the company’s digital cutting and creasing machines. After analyzing customers' usage of Highcon's Euclid and Beam machines, Highcon has launched the DART Premium and DART Economy consumables lines.
The first Scodix E106 to be installed in North America is heading to TPC Printing & Packaging, a paperboard packaging printer in Chattanooga, Tenn. The new machine will replace TPC's Scodix UltraPro with Foil, which it installed in May of 2017.
Velox announced the first fully decorated plastic tubes to be produced using its direct-to-shape digital decorator.
Highcon Systems showcased its new Euclid IIIC digital cutting and creasing machine at FESPA in Berlin. The device was awarded the “Best digital sheetfed cutting solution” in the Annual Awards from the European Digital Press Association (EDP) for quality and innovation in technologies for the digital printing industry.