Ticket sales for drupa 2024 have started. Under the heading “we create the future” drupa places the industry’s innovative power centre stage and provides a relevant platform for tomorrow’s technologies. Numerous services assist in the best planning possible for a perfect trade fair visit.
Roland DG, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, announces the ink and powder for the VersaSTUDIO BN-20D, a compact Direct-To-Film (DTF transfer) printer, have acquired OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certification, an international standard that guarantees the safety of textile products.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the launch of its new Drytac ReTac Clear PET film in North America.
HP have launched the new HP Latex 630 printer series, completing HP’s Latex range and making white ink technology available to Print Service Providers (PSPs) of all sizes. White ink allows users to produce a more impactful range of signage and décor jobs with stunning image quality and colours that jump off the page, creating attention grabbing campaigns for end-customers.
Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, was present at a ceremony in Banyuwangi on 16 September 2023 to celebrate the inauguration of the Balak Material Recovery. Facility, co-hosted by Project STOP Banyuwangi and the Banyuwangi Government.
Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production solutions, has acquired Aleph SrL, a pioneer in sustainable digital solutions for textiles and interior and exterior decorations.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has introduced its fall 2023 Celestial Satins color collection, three exciting new color additions to the company’s Supreme Wrapping Film ColorFlow film series.
Orbus Visual Communications, North America’s largest producer and manufacturer of visual communications solutions for tradeshows and events, retail environments, and workplace interiors, is proud to announce that Ultima Displays Canada, is now officially rebranded as Orbus Visual Communications Canada, effective immediately.
At Labelexpo Europe 2023, Avery Dennison will launch AD LinrSave and AD LinrConvert – the first generation of decorative linerless solutions enabled by patented micro-perforation technology.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, announces the 2023 winners of its popular Pinnacle Awards program.
Kornit has achieved a significant industry milestone today. The industry experts at Printing United Alliance have just awarded the Pinnacle Product Award for "Best Technology" to the Atlas MAX POLY solution.
Global brands and local distributors are lining up to participate at FESPA Middle East 2024, taking place from 29 - 31 January at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, UAE.
The Two Sides Trend Tracker survey, carried out every two years, is one of the print and paper industry’s largest studies examining consumer preferences and perceptions of print, paper and paper-based packaging.
Global printing industry leader Inkcups announces the global launch of the XJET Switch, a groundbreaking digital printer for direct-to-bag and hard goods applications.
Sappi, the world’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging papers with integrated barriers and heat-seal capability, has joined forces with digital printing pioneer Xeikon in a developmental partnership.
Whoever wants to present themselves to the global sector comes to drupa. Like in 2024 when the most relevant trade fair for print technologies will take place again at last after a pandemic-induced eight-year break. One thing is clear already: the exhibitors will be offering innovative product presentations and riveting live demos.
Talented students on the Communications Technology Specialist High Skills Major program at Timiskaming District Secondary School in Ontario have used Drytac Polar Grip Air white polymeric self-adhesive PVC film to complete a challenging vehicle wrap project featuring a snowmobile.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, the leading manufacturer of UV, water-based and solvent-based wide-format digital inkjet, screen-printing and flexographic ink products, is delighted to announce the appointment of Pramudi Abeydeera as Digital Ink Chemist, with immediate effect.
Roland DG Corporation (Headquarters: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; President, Representative Director: Kohei Tanabe), a global manufacturer and distributor of wide-format inkjet printers for advertising and signage and 3D tools for manufacturing, has announced the acquisition of shares for UAB Dimense print, a subsidiary of UAB VEIKA, a manufacturer and vendor for wallpaper-related products headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Over the last 20 years, the way to engage with customers across the entire sales-cycle has evolved beyond recognition. New technologies have enabled things that simply were not possible before and this process continues.
Fujifilm South Africa recently hosted an Open House event to unveil its new, custom-designed Head Office and showcase the company’s Graphics and Imaging technologies.
PRINTING United Expo, produced annually by PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America; announces the significant presence of label partners joining in the 2023 event.
Barely does a day go by when artificial intelligence, or AI, does not appear in the news in some form. Whether this is a report about how ChatGPT can be used to write a news story about itself, or even how software has been used to make it seem that long-deceased singers are covering modern-day hits, there is no doubt over the level of excitement in this area.
Design, like many things, is cyclical. And that cyclical nature of trends in design, especially in branding and packaging, is about to reach warp speed.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Communication Division, announces Miamisburg, Ohio-based Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS), as its supplier of digital cutting table solutions for the sign and display, packaging production, and manufacturing markets.
Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, announces the appointment of Mr. Akihisa Ogawa as Managing Director, Chairman of the company.
ICScolor, the leading US-based remote digital proofing company, continues to expand its global distribution announcing the appointment of David Crowther's Colour Graphic Services as its official dealer and support agent for Australia and New Zealand.
Founded in 1976, Minipak S.A.S. is one of the largest flexible materials manufacturers in Colombia, servicing the whole Americas with high quality flexible packaging.
It’s one thing to spot a market need, says Kevin Jenner, European Marketing Manager at Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems, it’s another thing entirely to successfully fill it.
Sun Chemical will present its extensive solutions for a variety of wide format applications at FuturePrint 2023 (July 12-15, 2023), in São Paulo, Brazil under the theme of ‘Experience. Transformation.,’ where solutions showcased will focus on helping customers to innovate their business.
Onyx Graphics, Inc., a leader in providing wide-format software solutions, today announced the global availability of ONYX 22.5, the company's newest version release of industry-leading wide-format RIP and print workflow software that was previewed with great acclaim at FESPA Global in Munich, Germany earlier this year.
Durst Group, in collaboration with Serom, a trusted customer and partner of the Durst Group, successfully hosted an Open House event highlighting the state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center in Gwangju, South Korea.
BOBST has announced its latest innovations in printing, converting, services and performance to help converters and brand owners to take a big step towards the digitalization of the packaging supply chain.
Durst Group, a global leader in digital printing solutions, is thrilled to announce another successful installation of the revolutionary Tau RSC printing machine at Kimoha Entrepreneurs Fzco.
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the sign making, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has expanded its operations in India via re-location to a larger, more dedicated facility, while also providing easier access to its leading Flexi and EnRoute software packages.
HP is delighted to announce that it will host a dedicated webinar, titled ‘Six key principles on how to win with sustainability’, to demonstrate how taking an eco-conscious approach can help print service providers (PSPs) win new customers and grow their businesses.
Nazdar, a leading manufacturer of inks and coatings for a diverse range of commercial applications, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Silver EcoVadis Medal for sustainability.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc., announced that it will be exhibiting its advanced roll-to-roll and hybrid printing solutions for the sign and display graphics market at APPP EXPO 2023 in Shanghai, in collaboration with its distribution partner, Changyin Technology.
Parisa Maleki, Community & Content Manager at Easyfairs,discusses how packaging design needs to adapt to its new responsibilities, what this means for the unboxing phenomenon, and how blending product and package is the way to go.
Specialist large format and commercial graphic printer 10West has invested in Kongsberg technology to meet the growing customer demand for ‘more, better and faster’.
Contra Vision have appointed Matt Buckley as the Vice President for Contra Vision North America Inc. As VP, Matt will provide leadership and knowledge to the US-based team from his over 26 years of sign and graphics industry experience.
Graphtec, a renowned cutting and measuring solutions leader, is excited to announce its new partnership with software supplier PrintFactory. The collaboration aims to deliver a tailored integration solution specifically designed for Graphtec cutting tables, revolutionizing customers’ Print & Cut workflow.
British Columbia-based extra large-format flexible circuit production specialist TF Massif has revealed how it used Drytac SpotOn media to support the production of an innovative project that saw printed graphics brought to life through the addition of various components such as flexible smart LEDs, ePaper and sensors which are then programmed to create mesmerizing effects.
Imaged Advertising Creations (IAC) is one of the leading visual solutions providers based in Toronto, Canada serving the North American market. IAC is known for being at the forefront of industrial inkjet solutions with its latest purchase of Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 HS LED printer with spot varnish capabilities. This printer will allow them to produce high-speed output at near-litho quality.
Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high speed single-pass toner press has collected two coveted industry recognitions. The press, the first high-end model in the AccurioLabel series of digital label printers, has received an iF Design Award 2023 and a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023. Both acknowledge improving operational efficiency by automating the printing process.
Fiery, the largest independent provider of digital front ends (DFEs) and related workflow automation solutions for the graphic arts and industrial print markets, has reported that it will be exhibiting at FESPA Global Print Expo 2023, Europe's leading exhibition for screen and digital, wide format printing and textile printing. FESPA is scheduled for 23 to 26 May 2023 at Messe Munich in Germany. Fiery will be located in the EFI Stand, Hall A1, Stand B50, at the show.
Building wraps are among the most striking applications in the industry, with each project requiring meticulous planning and a high level of production quality to succeed. LFR speaks with Greg Forster, Managing Director of Embrace Building Wraps, about the secrets of producing an award-winning building wrap…
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM machining industries, will demonstrate the latest developments to its Flexi signmaking software, the only all-in-one design, print and cut software for sign and print providers, on its stand (A1-A11) at FESPA, 23-26 May, at Messe Munich.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that registration for PRINTING United Expo 2023 is now open.
Bobst Group SA, Mex/Switzerland (“Bobst Group” or “BOBST”) has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics s.r.l., Momo/Italy (“Dücker Robotics”).
Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA subsidiary of the Japan-based wide-format digital printer manufacturer, has announced that its ground-breaking hazard-free, non-gBL MS51 sign and display inks for its XpertJet PRO printer range, have obtained VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission attestation for leading standards organizations in Europe and globally.
Visitors to next week's Graphics Canada Expo will see first-hand how the power, performance and versatility of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems’ digital finishing solutions bring designs to life, when the company showcases two of its market-leading machines.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, North America’s largest producer and manufacturer of visual communications solutions for tradeshows and events, retail environments and corporate interiors, sadly announces the sudden death of Simon Perutz, an extraordinarily revered, respected and honored founder of Nimlok, Orbus and 13 other exhibit and display companies around the globe.
Mexican large-format printing company Sïcksè places a high value on sustainability and quality in their business strategy. Looking for a compatible inkjet supplier, they landed on Agfa. The relationship has since proven to be a tight and fruitful one…
Print output for wide-format and other signage applications are recovering from a downturn at the beginning of the decade. The outlook is still challenging however, as new priorities are established in printed advertising, point-of-sale (PoS) signage, posters, decals, and vehicle graphics.
In many cases, the only way for any business to expand and grow is to invest in new technology. Simply put, they will not be able to access new opportunities or offer a certain level of service to customers without the right sort of machinery in place.
Sun Chemical released its thirteenth sustainability report, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility in all aspects of its business.
ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is to host a free webinar to discuss the challenges of wide-format print waste and what print service providers can do to tackle these issues.
Practimax was founded in 1999 in Malaysia with just three employees, one rotary press and a clear vision to become one of the country’s leading and most productive label manufacturers. Today, nearly a quarter of a century later, the company’s team counts more than 100 people who manufacture millions of self-adhesive labels for multinational corporations and well-known retail brands.
Avery Dennison Corporation announces the promotion of Steve Flannery to Senior Vice President and General Manager EMENA of the newly formed Materials Group. He replaces Hassan H. Rmaile, who was promoted to president, Materials Group worldwide.
ECO3 is one of the leading global suppliers of prepress solutions to the offset printing industry. The company is present across all steps of the prepress value chain, offering a portfolio of offset plates, graphic film, equipment & services, as well as software and chemicals.
Wrap installers are being encouraged to enter the final regional leg of the World Wrap Masters competition, which takes place at WrapFest on 26 and 27 April 2023 at Silverstone.
OKI Europe announces the appointment of Takaaki Hagiwara as Managing Director to strengthen OKI’s leading position within the professional printing technology market and spearhead growth in the EMEA and India region of additional OKI solutions.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the global availability of its enhanced ViziPrint Impress White PET film.
FESPA launches FESPA Middle East, a new event serving the speciality print, signage and visual communications community in the Middle East and Africa regions. The first edition of the annual exhibition will take place at Dubai Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates, from 29 to 31 January 2024.
Leading signage and digital print service provider, Lamcom Technologies Inc, has recently installed the first HP Latex 2700W in Canada.
Delta E (Tintas y Plotters de Mexico SA de CV), the well-known supplier in the colour management and printing industry is proud to announce its appointment to become the latest distributor of PrintFactory workflow software, renowned across the world for its growing community of users.
Israel-based high-quality print service provider Line Cut has hailed the impact of its new HP Latex 800W printer, revealing how the device, its first investment from HP, has allowed it to take on new work and gain customers in a number of significant growth markets.
eProductivity Software (ePS), a global leader in transformational technology for the print and packaging industries, is announcing that it has acquired UK-based Tharstern Group, a management information system (MIS) software provider serving hundreds of customers, primarily in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, as well as in North America, Australia, and South Africa.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, the complete design solution for vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, and real-time collaboration, has released several updates that make it easier for designers to create stunning results.
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers, printer/cutters, vinyl cutters, and other innovative digital imaging technologies, will be showcasing its latest products, including exciting new additions to the award-winning TrueVIS printer family, at ISA International Sign Expo 2023, April 12-14, in Las Vegas.
Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group, has announced that it has, as approved by its shareholders at the annual general meeting of shareholders held recently, resolved to change its trade name to artience Co., Ltd. effective January 1, 2024.
The Kitchener-Waterloo branch of the FastSigns franchise network recently used Drytac Polar Smooth 150 matte white polymeric film to create a series of striking window graphics to promote a major development project in the local area.
Elena Rotzokou is Global Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Researcher at Ecoveritas. She came to Ecoveritas immediately after completing a master’s degree in English at the University of Oxford.
Fujifilm Graphic Communications today announces that its upcoming Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet flexible packaging solution will feature a unique Smart Digital Front End (DFE) and unified workflow solution developed specifically by HYBRID Software to optimise productivity and output of the Fujifilm press.
Photo Oxford is an internationally renowned, bi-annual festival of contemporary and historic photography. With over 20 exhibitions and installations indoor, outdoor and online, it celebrates the skill and art of photographers, photographic institutions, publishing and academia from across the globe.
HP is delighted to announce a dedicated webinar on décor and sustainability, aimed at showcasing how HP Latex printing technology can help attendees access opportunities in a range of exciting markets.
Archroma, a global leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions for industries such as textiles, packaging & paper, paints and coatings, has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corporation (“Huntsman Textile Effects”).
With such deep knowledge of the self-adhesive sector, Drytac is fully aware of the types of challenges companies working with these materials experience and how difficult it can be to find a solution.
They provide a deep dive into tomorrow’s print and packaging industries, connect technology leaders, newcomers and users and specifically focus on the top trends in the industry: the five Special Forums of drupa 2024 will open up new perspectives.
swissQprint will be at the spring trade shows ISA, Las Vegas, and Graphics Canada, Toronto, presenting the company’s latest product developments alongside inspiring print applications.
With GMG OpenColor 3.0 and GMG ColorProof 5.14, the colour experts at GMG have launched two powerful updates that will redefine proofing in the packaging market once again.
Printed visual communications specialist blink has hailed the impact of its new HP Latex R1000 printer, revealing that the machine has already helped it to secure a contract with a global consumer brand, just weeks after installation.
When Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 opens its doors in just over two weeks the focus of the compact but well attended international industry event will be next level automation.
Ricoh has announced its latest production workflow technology - RICOH TotalFlow Producer - developed to resolve the leading workflow challenges around print job intake and preparation.
Effective immediately, Color Concepts B.V., is changing its name to ColorBase. This change reflects the company’s focus on reducing waste in the printing industry by connecting players through intelligent platforms that enable smarter collaboration, material sourcing, and color management solutions.
Mimaki Europe, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has today announced that a new solution will be officially launched at the company’s next highly anticipated Global Innovation Days online event.
The Fedrigoni Group, the world's leading producer of high-end specialty papers for luxury packaging and other creative applications, premium labels, and self-adhesive materials, has entered into two strategic agreements: firstly, a manufacturing partnership with a specialty paper mill, producer of translucent papers in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, China.
Graphic installation and project management company Applied Graphics & Signs recently used Drytac SpotOn Clear Gloss media, flood coated with white for opacity, to produce an eye-catching set of window graphics to promote the Hollywood blockbuster film ‘Babylon’.
ColorDynamics is increasing its production speeds to 250% higher with the addition of two Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED inkjet printers.
Water-based inks and printing are an increasingly popular option in many market applications. When ink chemistry and performance can be optimised, they promise a safer, more sustainable alternative to solvent inks in print rooms, especially for packaging converters. The current market and latest commercial developments for both ink types are profiled in the brand new Smithers market report – The Future of Water-based vs. Solvent Printing to 2027.
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM machining industries, introduces EnRoute 23 to expand the capabilities of users and take the software to new application sectors.
FESPA has confirmed the dates of all its global events in 2023, including FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo, the all-new WrapFest and Personalisation Experience, and regional events in Africa, Brazil, Dubai, Mexico and Eurasia.
After its first full year as an independent entity, XSYS examines the results of its value proposition for the global flexo prepress community and lifts the veil on what comes next.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of Cathy Radoncic as its new Northeast Territory Manager for the US, with immediate effect.
Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has signed the commitment letter for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and is the only major inks manufacturer to do so to date.
Textile companies can take full advantage of expanded print opportunities with EFI Reggiani textile solutions presented at the 8-13 December India ITME Exhibition in Greater Noida. EFI Reggiani’s exhibit is located in Hall 3 stand C3D4.
Xaar has opened a state-of-the-art inkjet printing laboratory in Shenzhen, China, comprising the latest printhead test equipment and print process experimentation platforms.
No matter what you’re producing, or for whom, that phrase likely conjures up a specific time of year in your mind.