25 Apr 2024

EMEA News

  • Sappi adds Crystalcon to range of sustainable packaging papers A new approach to packaging – with a clear view towards increased sustainability.

    With new translucent paper Crystalcon, Sappi is adding another innovative product to its range of sustainable packaging papers.

  • Brand-new content to inspire and educate visitors at FESPA Brand-new content to inspire and educate visitors at FESPA Global Print Expo 2022.

    Visitors to FESPA Global Print 2022 (31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) are set for an inspiration and education boost with the launch of two new content-led features: Sustainability Spotlight and the Associations Pavilion.

  • Esko delivers on growing demand with latest software release Esko delivers on growing demand for accelerated digital transformation with latest software release.

    As the packaging industry continues to grow and adapt to the very real threats of today, supply chain volatility, labor shortages and rising consumable and energy costs all underline that converters need to accelerate their search for increased efficiencies throughout the workflow.

  • swissQprint taking over direct sales in Switzerland Spandex Switzerland and swissQprint are parting ways, with swissQprint taking over direct sales in Switzerland starting 1 May 2022.

    Spandex Switzerland and swissQprint are parting ways, with swissQprint taking over direct sales in Switzerland starting 1 May 2022.

  • Avery and Mactac further expand product portfolios for FESPA Avery Dennison and Mactac further expand their product portfolios for FESPA 2022.

    FESPA 2022 will see Avery Dennison’s very latest innovations - with a range of cutting-edge creations from the Avery Dennison and Mactac brands.

  • ICE Europe CCE International and InPrint Munich hailed a success Exhibition Trio for the Converting, Corrugated and Industrial Print Industries scored with dedication, quality and the right timing.

    Last week, from 15 – 17 March 2022, ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich took place side-by-side at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany, providing the industries with a much-needed live event.

  • Zünd at Fespa 2022 – Smart solutions help optimize production Zünd at Fespa 2022 – Smart solutions help optimize production.

    An automated, digital print&cut workflow is essential for standardized manufacturing processes and economical production. At Fespa 2022 in Berlin, Zünd exhibits solutions that help effectively automate graphics production.

  • Kongsberg PCS to showcase power of C24 at C!Print Madrid Spotlight on quality, productivity and reliability as Kongsberg PCS showcases power of C24 at C!Print Madrid.

    Signage and corrugated businesses will discover how to achieve exceptional quality with the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency when Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’) showcases its high-speed C24 cutting table at the rescheduled C!Print in Madrid.

  • PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL returns for its 8th edition in October Driving Thailand’s economy through opportunities in the packaging, printing and corrugated packaging sectors.

    After more than a two year absence due to uncertainties caused by the pandemic, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is keeping its sights firmly fixed on the 19-22 October 2022 dates for its 8th edition.

  • Fedrigoni announce new series of vinyl films - RI-Mark Platinum Glossier and more colourful: the new RI-Mark Platinum range signed Ritrama by Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives.

    Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives presents RI-Mark Platinum, its new series of polymeric vinyl films engineered to meet all the professional needs in the sector of self-adhesive materials for cad-cam plotter use.

  • IMI Europe announces live event with Digital Print Europe IMI Europe announces return to face-to-face events with Digital Print Europe 2022.

    IMI Europe announces the return to face-to-face events with Digital Print Europe 2022. The event will be held at the Novotel Barcelona City Hotel, Barcelona, Spain from 9-12 May 2022, built around its strategic Digital Printing Conference event and supported by the Inkjet Academy.

  • Ricoh and BIC Institute announce partnership to empower PSPs Ricoh and BIC Institute announce partnership to empower Print Service Providers to enhance their market position.

    Ricoh has partnered with Dutch international management consultancy BIC Institute to launch a new strategic and operational review service as part of Ricoh’s EDGE consultancy. It is focused on helping Print Service Providers (PSPs) position themselves in their markets for maximum success.

  • Five ways Print Service Providers can adapt for the future The world’s commercial printing market is projected to grow to $472.35 billion by 2026, up from $411.99 billion in 2020, according to research specialist Mordor Intelligence.

    The printing industry is finding its post pandemic feet. Although headwinds arising from rising costs and from the conflict in Ukraine are starting to make their presence felt.

  • Pixia now representing Kavalan brand in Benelux and Germany Kavalan PVC-free portfolio gains greater representation in Europe with Pixia partnership.

    TAYA Groups today announces a distribution partnership with Netherlands-based large-format media and films supplier Pixia, which is now representing the Kavalan brand in Benelux and Germany.

  • Esko and CERM makes automation of complex labels possible Collaboration develops first integrated solution to simplify processes and expand range offering.

    A world-first integrated solution has been developed by Esko and CERM, enabling Belgium-based Asteria Group to automate workflows to produce complex labels.

  • Neschen PP matt backing – for faster high-quality advertising Product innovation: PP matt backing – for faster and cheaper high-quality advertising applications.

    With PP matt backing, Neschen as a specialist company for self-adhesive products and coated media has developed a PVC-free product innovation for effective and durable advertising applications.

  • EFI launches platform for Nozomi Single-Pass inkjet presses EFI launches enhanced platform for Nozomi Single-Pass Inkjet presses.

    At the CCE International Corrugated and Carton Exhibition, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced its newest ultra-high-speed inkjet solution for the corrugated market – the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED press.

  • Re-Connect at Xeikon Café Europe Conference program and live demos on digital label production at Xeikon HQ in Belgium.

    In response to the cancellation of this year’s Labelexpo Europe and to maintain contact, showcase its latest innovations and inform its customers, Xeikon and a variety of its industry partners have announced a special edition of its ever-popular Xeikon Café to take place at the company’s headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium at the end of April.

  • Hybrid Software Group PLC acquires 3D software business Hybrid Software Group PLC acquires 3D software business.

    Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) announces that on 14 March 2022 it acquired the business and assets related to iC3D from Creative Edge Software LLC.

  • Ricoh agrees €50m printhead technology deal with Durst Group Ricoh and Durst extend partnership with €50million printhead technology deal.

    Ricoh Europe has agreed a landmark €50million printhead technology deal to extend its successful collaboration with Durst Group AG.

  • C!Print Madrid - the industry meeting More than 120 exhibitors will present their new technological advances in printing techniques, personalisation and materials.

    On the 26, 27 and 28 April, C!Print Madrid will bring together professionals who want to see the latest in technology, materials and solutions developed for the graphics industry and promotional gift and garment.

  • Archroma launches Cartaseal for odorless paper food packaging Archroma launches new PFC-free and ammonia-free Cartaseal VWAF barrier for odorless paper-based food packaging.

    Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the launch of Cartaseal VWAF, a new industry-leading perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free* and ammonia-free* barrier coating for odor-free packaging applications.

  • Esko showcases 100% print inspection solutions at ICE Europe Live demos at Munich exhibition highlight ease and accuracy of inline inspection.

    Visitors to this month’s ICE Europe exhibition will have the opportunity to see the Esko AVT 100% print inspection solution in full flow, when the innovative system takes center stage at the Esko booth.

  • Xaar Versatex and Nitrox Elite GS3 printhead to debut at Inprint Xaar Versatex print engine and Nitrox Elite GS3 printhead to debut at Inprint.

    Xaar is launching its new Versatex ‘out-of-the-box’ print engine and the latest Nitrox Elite GS3 printhead at this year’s InPrint exhibition in Munich on 15-17th March.

  • Data and sustainable solutions for packaging from Fedrigoni Chiara Medioli Fedrigoni: “It must be a supply-chain effort, if there is collaboration the environmental benefits increase. This is why, along with concrete actions to reduce the use of energy at our plants, we choose from suppliers water-soluble glues that guarantee the same efficiency, we make premium papers that substitute plastic with the same performance and we make linerless adhesives, without support that has to be disposed”.

    Sustainability is a supply-chain effort: if everyone collaborates to reduce carbon dioxide emissions along the supply chain, from raw materials to the finished product, the benefits for the environment will emerge in an appreciable and measurable way.

  • Siegwerk Inkjet participates in trade fair InPrint Siegwerk’s portfolio of inkjet solutions consists of various UV and water-based inks as well as different primers and OPVs.

    Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading suppliers of printing inks and coatings for packaging solutions, will participate in the InPrint trade fair in March 2022 with its business unit ‘Inkjet’.

  • Hybrid appoints new Mimaki Sign & Graphics reseller partner Hybrid appoints Spectrum Digital as Mimaki Sign & Graphics reseller partner.

    Long established sign and digital print industry supplier, Spectrum Digital Services has been appointed an authorised reseller for Mimaki’s wide format sign and graphics product range by the company’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Hybrid Services.

  • swissQprint showroom at Fespa Berlin The swissQprint showroom will be open to visitors at Fespa Berlin (hall 1.2, stand C30) from 31 May to 3 June 2022.

    Visitors of the Fespa Global Print Expo in Berlin may experience swissQprint's new developments: UV flatbed and roll to roll printers that create added value and help to give users a competitive edge. Not least thanks to special applications.

  • Xaar has completed the acquisition of Megnajet The deal accelerates Xaar’s growth strategy of offering its customers, particularly User Developer Integrators (UDIs), greater integration across inkjet solutions through access to more of the printing ecosystem.

    Xaar has completed the acquisition of Megnajet, one of the market leaders in the design and manufacture of industrial ink management and supply systems for digital inkjet.

  • Eye-opener for converters at Koenig & Bauer Durst Open House A real eye-opener for converters at Koenig & Bauer Durst SPC Open House.

    Paper prices and shortages, varnishing topics and how brands are driving digital production forward in corrugated markets were all among headline topics in Koenig & Bauer Durst’s third SPC Open House.

  • Xaar highlights ‘The Inkjet Opportunity’ at InPrint Visitors to Hall A4, stand 2710, will learn more about Xaar’s range of technologies that are enabling the integration of inkjet.

    At this year’s InPrint exhibition in Munich, Xaar will highlight the growing importance of inkjet in today’s manufacturing processes, either replacing traditional production methods or in delivering new applications.

  • Summa releases the L1810 2nd generation laser cutter The L1810 2nd generation laser cutter combines industrial design with an excellent laser source, optimal power control, an efficient feeding system and an improved scanning system.

    A high-tech product is never finite and if you want to play in the highest echelons, you have to be up to speed, follow the markets closely and, above all, be innovative and flexible.

  • Fujifilm appoints Manuel Schrutt as Head of Packaging for EMEA Schrutt brings more than fifteen years of experience to his new position, following sales, regional and general manager roles with HP and Landa.

    Fujifilm is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Schrutt into the role of Head of Packaging for Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA.

  • New 330 Series sign graphics & textile launches for Mimaki Following on from the success of the 100 and 300 Plus Series, the 330 Series has been developed to offer mid- to high-end printing models, focusing on high image quality and productivity.

    Mimaki has announced the 330 Series – a brand-new, large format inkjet printer range, that includes the JV330-160, CJV330-160 and TS330-1600, as well as a new range of CG-AR cutting plotters.

  • Flint Group completes sale of XSYS Division to Lone Star affiliate Flint Group completes sale of its XSYS Division to Lone Star affiliate.

    Flint Group confirms, today, the successful completion of the sale of its XSYS division (XSYS) to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds (Lone Star), a global private equity firm.

  • Neschen looks forward to participating in ICE Europe 2022 Europe's top trade show for the converting industry: Neschen looks forward to participating in ICE Europe.

    As the leading international trade show for the converting industry, ICE Europe provides a welcome opportunity for leading companies to exchange ideas and present new product developments every two years.

  • Agfa invites InPrint visitors to consider industrial inkjet Agfa invites InPrint 2022 visitors to ‘think inkjet’ for a broad range of industrial printing applications.

    At InPrint 2022 (Munich, March 15-17), industrial inkjet expert Agfa will show how manufacturers from diverse industry segments can achieve unequaled flexibility, cost-efficiency and speed of delivery through the integration of inkjet printing in their production processes.

  • Kongsberg announces new distribution partnership in Turkey Kongsberg announces new distribution partnership with Turkey’s Lidya Group.

    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today announced that Lidya Group, Turkey’s leading supplier to the digital printing industry, has become an authorized distributor of its market-leading digital finishing solutions in the country.

  • First plant-based ink from Ricoh enhances print sustainability First plant-based ink from Ricoh enhances graphics and packaging print sustainability.

    Brand owners and printer manufacturers can further reduce their environmental impact with Ricoh’s plant-based ink – the first of its kind for mainstream graphics and packaging print.

  • EFI VUTEk Q5r printer and Fiery software earn EDP Awards EFI’s VUTEk Q5r printer and Fiery Finishing Integration Software earn EDP Awards.

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has received two European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press, a prestigious technical awards programme that recognises innovative advancements in digital print production.

  • Esko to showcase state-of-the art workflow solutions at Labelexpo Spotlight on advances in end-to-end automation for label converters.

    Esko, the global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions for label professionals, will showcase its latest technological innovations at this year’s Labelexpo Europe.

  • Mijdrecht expands into packaging market with Ricoh Pro T210 Dutch business Handling Company Mijdrecht has been able to significantly expand its service offering following the installation of its new Ricoh Pro T210 UV flatbed.

    Dutch print, packaging and fulfilment services provider Handling Company Mijdrecht (HCM) has revealed that its investment in a Ricoh Pro T210 UV flatbed printer in November 2021 has enabled it to expand its offering and take on a wide range of new, creative packaging projects.

  • Fedrigoni finalizes acquisition of materials company Divipa The global Group confirms its interest in the promising premium self-adhesives products sector, where it has carried out five M&A operations in two years with the aim of strengthening its position of third player in the world, first in the wine label segment.

    The Fedrigoni Group, global leader in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing, and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, announces the acquisition of Divipa, a Spanish company headquartered in Derio, a few kilometres from Bilbao, which develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials, with an estimated turnover of 24 million euros in 2021 and about fifty employees.

  • Zünd receives EDP awards for three of its software tools Zünd receives EDP awards for no less than three of its software tools.

    Zünd receives EDP awards for no less than three of its software tools. The jury declares PrimeCenter the "Best Workflow Solution", while the Pick&Place Interface Option and the Visualizing Option are recognized as "Best in Robotics" and "Best Print Support Tool", respectively.

  • Paul Fitch appointed to Head of Inkjet for Agfa UK & Ireland Paul Fitch appointed to Head of Inkjet for Agfa UK & Ireland.

    Agfa is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Fitch as Head of Inkjet, UK and Ireland. Fitch joined the company in 2018 as Regional Sales Manager South and brings over two decades of digital printing experience to his new position.

  • Elitron Kombo TAV V2 wins EDP Award The EDP Technical Committee recognised that the Kombo TAV V2 is the most compact, floor to floor, fully automatic cutting solution for bespoke packaging and displays.

    The Commission of The European Digital Press Association (EDP) awarded Elitron’s Kombo TAV V2, the latest fully automatic cutting system, with best “Wide Format Cutting Solution” 2021 during an online ceremony at the end of January.

  • swissQprint Nyala 4 flatbed and neon inks scoop EDP Awards EDP Awards in two different categories pay tribute to the holistic approach adopted by this Swiss manufacturer.

    Nyala – the top performing member of the fourth generation of swissQprint flatbed printers – is a winner at the EDP Awards. Another award went to the neon inks for UV printing launched by swissQprint in 2021.

  • Dr. Andreas Pleßke confirmed as new chairman of drupa Committee Dr Andreas Pleßke - member of the Koenig & Bauer Executive Board since 2014 and CEO since 2021 - is the new Chairman of the drupa Committee.

    As part of the constitutive meeting of the drupa Committee on 8 February 2022, Dr. Andreas Pleßke, CEO at Koenig & Bauer AG, has been appointed Chairman of this body.

  • Neschen cooperates with Allrich Trading in South Africa New distributor for graphic media in South Africa: Neschen cooperates with Allrich Trading (Pty) Ltd.

    For Neschen Coating GmbH, the year 2022 begins with a successful start. To the company's delight, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban-based Allrich Trading (Pty) Ltd. will be a strong distributor in the graphics products sector for the South Africa region from the end of February.

  • Nazdar to open doors to ink opportunities at InPrint Munich Nazdar Ink Technologies will be located on Stand 2776 in Hall A4 of InPrint Munich 2022, which runs from 15-17 March at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies, the industry’s leading manufacturer of UV, water-based and solvent-based digital inkjet, screen-printing and flexographic ink products, is delighted to announce that it will exhibit at InPrint Munich 2022.

  • Konica Minolta launches new B2 Inkjet Press – the KM1e HD Konica Minolta launches AccurioJet KM-1e HD LED UV Inkjet Press and continues to expand presence in Packaging, Commercial Print, and Industrial Sectors.

    Konica Minolta has announced the launch of a new B2 inkjet press, its AccurioJet KM-1e High Definition (HD) model, an evolution of the AccurioJet KM-1e that will contribute to further expanding Konica Minolta customers’ businesses.

  • Mimaki to host second Global Innovation Days virtual event Mimaki’s ‘Global Innovation Days’ to unveil new printers and highlight pioneering technology.

    Mimaki has announced that it will be hosting its second ‘Global Innovation Days’ virtual event on the 2-4 March 2022.

  • Neschen sustainable innovations at Sign & Print in Stockholm Neschen at the Sign & Print in Stockholm - Innovations for sustainable print media.

    German coating specialist company Neschen will be presenting sustainable products at the Sign & Print trade fair in Stockholm from April 5 to 7, 2022.

  • GIS to present latest print applications at InPrint Munich GIS to present latest print application capabilities at InPrint Munich 2022.

    Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a Nano-Dimension division, will present its latest print application capabilities at InPrint Munich, 15th – 17th March 2022.

  • Mutoh win EDP Award for VerteLith RIP Software The award was presented to Mutoh yesterday by the European Digital Press Association during a video conference.

    Wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH, represented by Mutoh Europe for the EMEA territory, has received a prestigious EDP award for its genuine Mutoh VerteLith RIP software in the category “Workflow Technologies”.

  • Full line-up of major exhibitors confirmed for FESPA 2022 Berlin events will offer most comprehensive innovation showcase for print and signage since 2019.

    FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022 (31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) are set to bring together the strongest line-up of exhibitors since 2019, with more than 250 suppliers already contracted to exhibit and many more active discussions in progress.

  • TAYA Groups announces new appointment for KAVALAN in Europe TAYA Groups announces strategic appointment to meet growing demand for KAVALAN in Europe.

    TAYA Groups announces a new appointment within its international workforce as Rob Karpenko joins the business as Director of Sales for TAYA Europe.

  • Agfa wins 3 EDP Awards Agfa scores hat-trick in EDP Awards.

    The European Digital Press Association rewarded no less than three Agfa innovations introduced in 2021: the Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED hybrid large-format printing press, the InterioJet water-based décor paper printing press for laminate surfaces, and the Alussa leather printing system.

  • Fujifilm target French growth with ID Numérique partnership Fujifilm sets its sights on strong growth in the French wide format market as it announces dealership agreement with ID Numérique.

    Fujifilm has reached an agreement with ID Numérique to distribute and service its new Acuity Prime flatbed printer in the French market.

  • Sappi expands production of successful Fusion Topliner grade Increased capacities at Sappi’s Austrian site in Gratkorn.

    Sappi, a leading provider of sustainable woodfibre-based packaging materials, is expanding production of its successful Fusion Topliner grade to its flagship mill in Gratkorn, Austria.

  • Warm welcome for customers at Konica Minolta Labelexpo stand Warm welcome for customers at Konica Minolta’s Labelexpo stand.

    Konica Minolta, the market leader in digital label press systems, is promising a series of surprises and innovations at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium from 26th-29th April, where it will be showcasing the latest trends and the full label production cycle on its stand, C12 and C19 in Hall 8.

  • Five sustainability approaches for large format printing Purchasers of LFP systems focus mainly on aspects such as productivity, possible applications or investment and profitability levels.

    Purchasers of LFP systems focus mainly on aspects such as productivity, possible applications or investment and profitability levels. However, sustainability is gaining ground as a criterion – not only due to corporate values, but also because it is increasingly seen as a social and political requirement.

  • Fujifilm appoints Mark Lawn as Head of POD Solutions Europe Lawn's extensive experience in the print industry is set to drive Fujifilm's digital toner Print on Demand (POD) business to new heights following the recent launch of the Revoria PC1120 and E1 toner presses in selected European territories.

    Lawn's extensive experience in the print industry is set to drive Fujifilm's digital toner Print on Demand (POD) business to new heights following the recent launch of the Revoria PC1120 and E1 toner presses in selected European territories.

  • Experience Print In Motion at FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 Experience Print In Motion at FESPA Global Print Expo 2022.

    FESPA has launched the promotional campaign for its FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 and European Sign Expo 2022 events, scheduled to take place from 31 May - 3 June 2022 at Messe Berlin, Germany.

  • Avery Dennison acquires Rietveld The acquisition of Rietveld (RTVPRINT), a full service provider of embellishment solutions and application and printing methods for performance brands and team sports, advances the company’s strategy to drive growth in external embellishments.

    Avery Dennison has announced that it has acquired Rietveld (RTVPRINT), a leading full service provider of embellishment solutions and application and printing methods for performance brands and team sports in Europe.

  • Flint Group achieves EcoVadis Silver Rating globally Flint Group secures EcoVadis Silver Rating across its global footprint.

    Flint Group, including all business units within its Packaging and its Commercial Publication & Web divisions, has achieved a Silver status from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings with a global network of over 85,000 rated companies.

  • FuturePrint Summit will help to define the Future of Print The FuturePrint Leaders Summit will ‘Set the Agenda for the Future of Print’.

    FM Future, owners of FuturePrint, the platform and community dedicated to the future of print technology, announce the launch of the first in-person FuturePrint Leaders Summit which will take place 29-30 June in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Plockmatic delivers coating solution for Canon varioPRINT Collaboration with Plockmatic delivers new high-speed UV LED coating solution for Canon varioPRINT iX-series.

    Canon announces that a close collaboration with Plockmatic, a global supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing businesses, has resulted in the seamless, inline integration of the Canon varioPRINT iX-series digital inkjet sheet-fed press with the Plockmatic DigiCoater Pro 400 HD LED paper coating machine.

  • New dates announced for Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2022 The organisers of Printwear & Promotion LIVE! have announced the postponement of the exhibition from February 2022 to April 2022.

    The organisers of Printwear & Promotion LIVE! have announced the postponement of the exhibition from February 2022 to April 2022.

  • KAVALAN PVC-free products obtain Global Fire Safety Certificate KAVALAN PVC-Free Products Obtain Prestigious Global Fire Safety Certification.

    Products from the KAVALAN range of PVC-free large-format materials, KAVALAN Sunlight Weldable and KAVALAN Spiderweb 300, have successfully obtained Warringtonfire fire resistant certification CERTIFIRE TS62, further demonstrating that KAVALAN’s outdoor materials are a high-quality, trusted and responsible alternative to traditional PVC.

    CERTIFIRE is an independent, third party level 5 certification scheme awarded to products and systems that embody ‘performance, quality, reliability, and traceability’, and is recognised globally as a dependable barometer of fire safety. The scheme can also be used by architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners, as CERTIFIRE provides assurance that fire protection products and systems correctly installed will perform as required.

    The certification distinguishes PVC-free KAVALAN building wrap materials from any competition. These products will now bear the CERTIFIRE mark and once printed, can be used on any scaffolded buildings and construction sites, along with the many other promotional and branding applications for which banner and mesh are used.

    Vincent Lin, Vice President, TAYA Groups, comments: “KAVALAN is upholding its reputation as a pioneer, setting our products apart by acquiring the respected Warringtonfire CERTIFIRE certification which will become a mandatory requirement for scaffolding and building wrap projects in the future.

    “We are always looking for ways to substantiate the quality and sustainability of the KAVALAN range, from our rigorous Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) assessments, to the development of the industry’s first Eco Calculator for large-format banner materials, and now CERTIFIRE TS62 for Sunlight Weldable frontlit and Spiderweb 300 mesh banners – all of this compounds KAVALAN’s unrivalled value proposition.”

     

  • TRG invests in a Delta SPC 130 from Koenig & Bauer Durst The Royal Group’s new Koenig & Bauer Durst SPC 130 press offers customers high-quality mass customization.

    The Royal Group (TRG), one of the largest independent corrugated box and display manufacturers in the U.S., with more than 30 locations nationwide, has invested in a Delta SPC 130 Automatic single-pass press from Koenig & Bauer Durst to provide mass customization and high-volume, fully automated digital production to its customers.

  • HP Latex 700W white ink print makes a difference at Plot-Tec Germany-based print service provider plot.tec optimises and expands its range of products with HP Latex printer from Igapa.

    Colourfully printed spoke protectors for children's wheelchairs are a matter close to the heart of the company plot.tec from Dortmund, and – since the installation of an HP Latex 700W printer in August 2021 – the company can now produce the popular wheel covers even more efficiently.

  • Blur uses Kornit Digital Presto S for 24-hour production Blur uses Kornit Digital for scalability, operational versatility, 24-hour production.

    Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today that Portuguese textile specialist Blur has installed the Kornit Presto S with Softener solution for sustainable, single-step direct-to-fabric production of multiple fabrics in any quantity.

  • First Avinci CX3200 printer from Agfa installed at Publi-FDM First Avinci CX3200 dye-sublimation printer from Agfa at Publi-FDM.

    With the installation of an Avinci CX3200 sublimation printer, Publi-FDM, located in Sint-Lievens-Houtem (Belgium), is getting a global first.

  • Gain a competitive edge with HP’s White Ink Webinar Europe-wide webinar on 25th January 2022 to focus on white ink technology and how it can boost businesses with profitable new applications.

    HP has revealed details of a new webinar that will focus on how integrating white ink as part of a print service offering can gain businesses a significant advantage over their competitors.

  • LFR Spotlight on trade supplier Super-Wide Digital From the very beginning, Super-Wide Digital had a goal of becoming a leading player in the large and super-wide format print markets.

    From the very beginning, Super-Wide Digital had a goal of becoming a leading player in the large and super-wide format print markets. Founded 21 years ago by Anthony Drogan, the Lancashire-based business has grown over the intervening years to the point where it can position itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for just about any wide-format application you can think of.

  • How microfactories can change the face of fashion The Green Revolution: How microfactories can change the face of fashion.

    With the all-important COP26 Climate Change Conference having taken centre stage in November, there is no time like the present for the fashion world to rally together in stepping up sustainability efforts and getting carbon emissions under control.

  • XSYS implement price increase across nyloflex product range XSYS to implement price increase across nyloflex product range.

    During 2021, the rise in costs has reached unprecedented levels, affecting all businesses and their suppliers throughout the printing industry.

  • Mutoh EMEA release XpertJet Pro Series sign & display printers Mutoh EMEA release XpertJet Pro Series sign & display printers.

    Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, today unveiled its XPJ-1341SR Pro (54” – 137 cm) and XPJ-1641SR Pro (64” – 162 cm) new generation of digital inkjet printers.

  • C!Print Madrid postpones 7th edition to 26-28th April 2022 C!Print Madrid postpones its seventh edition to 26, 27 and 28 April 2022.

    Given the current sanitary circumstances, through which it is was extremely difficult to hold the event with full security guarantees; the organizers after listening to exhibitors and participants, and after evaluating all possible options, have taken the decision to postpone the next edition of C!Print Madrid to 26, 27 and 28 April 2022.

  • Spandex Group appoints new CEO of textiles business Spandex Group appoints new CEO to spearhead growth of Textiles Business.

    Spandex has appointed Alessandro Lanfranconi to the position of CEO of Berger Textiles and Tectex, the group’s specialist providers of complete textiles solutions and services.

  • How to maximise profits with wide-format print At HP, we offer a wide range of wide-format print solutions, each designed to help customers produce quality print every time across all types of applications within wide-format markets.

    Wide-format print has been regarded as a key growth market for some time now, with a huge range of work on offer for companies active in this sector. However, as more businesses move into the market, competition for work intensifies and print companies are having to be clever about the way they operate to maximise their profits.

  • Roland DG creates a “dress release” using Texart XT-640S-F World’s first “dress release” created by fashion industry experts in new collaboration with print solutions company, Roland DG.

    In a first for the fashion, textiles and printing industry, the dress acts as a medium to showcase the benefits of XT-640S-F, a printer that excels at short-run garment printing for the ‘fashion drop’ generation. It also shows off the cutting-edge white ink and bright colour capabilities of the new machine, alongside text which reveals its benefits and unique qualities.

  • Xeikon digital technology used for sustainable packaging Kartonplus uses Xeikon’s digital technology for Sustainable Packaging Production.

    Kartonplus, has installed a Xeikon 3500REX digital press as the beating heart of its new operation. The folding carton company based in Enschede in the Netherlands was set up as a subsidiary of Labelplus a leading label printing company in the region.

  • B!G deliver on its sustainability commitment with HP Latex Over the years, the company's continued investment in HP Latex technology has delivered valuable sustainability credentials across a wide portfolio of services.

    B!G is a multidisciplinary visual agency, with print as a core part of its portfolio and a strong focus on sustainability. Having invested in HP technology for over seven years, it was an easy decision for B!G to upgrade to the HP Latex 3200 and HP Latex R2000 Plus models to address an even fuller spectrum of print needs without compromising on sustainability credentials.

  • Brodelec creates new business channels with Kornit Digital Brodelec creates new business channels, provides consistent and high-quality custom textiles with Kornit Digital.

    Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today that France-based Brodelec has recently complemented its existing Kornit Avalanche direct-to-garment (DTG) and Kornit Presto S direct-to-fabric print systems with Kornit Atlas MAX technology.

  • WCD uses Drytac Protac AMP to protect warehouse workers Drytac Protac AMP was applied to surfaces in the kitchen area of WII Projects Calgary warehouse to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 among workers.

    Calgary-based on-demand print and information solutions provider WCD recently used Drytac Protac AMP film with Microban antimicrobial protection on a specialist project to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 among workers at a local distributor’s warehouse.

  • New SpectraLab XF delivers accurate inline color measurement Latest Esko AVT innovation for print inspection at packaging converters delivers measurements “hundred times faster”.

    Packaging converters can now benefit from faster and more accurate inline color inspection, with the launch of the latest innovation from Esko, AVT SpectraLab XF.

  • Innotech expands its Vertex Marine range of PVC-free fabric Innotech expands trail-blazing range of recycled, PVC-free banner materials.

    Innotech Digital, has announced the expansion of its Vertex Marine range of PVC-free fabric display products made from fully recycled PET yarns, with two brand new products.

  • Ability DG adds third Kongsberg digital finishing system Leading POS and packaging manufacturer Ability Diseño Gráfico adds third Kongsberg digital finishing system to boost production.

    Leading cardboard packaging and point of sale display specialist, Ability Diseño Gráfico (Ability DG), has invested in a third Kongsberg digital cutting solution to boost productivity and efficiency at its state-of-the-art facility in Murcia, Spain.

  • Probo uses PrintFactory to increase efficiency Probo can offer their customers this flexibility and efficiency while maximizing their production capacity.

    Probo wanted to improve their productivity but they were losing time and spending money, constantly chasing colour and trying to improve their nesting efficiencies.

  • aPak boosts productivity with automated Kongsberg solution Swedish packaging specialist aPak boosts productivity with automated Kongsberg solution.

    Swedish packaging specialist aPak has made a significant investment in Kongsberg digital finishing solutions to automate its production and provide the speed and flexibility demanded by its customers.

  • Fujifilm wins top award for its UK service operation Fujifilm's UK Graphics Service team wins big at the European Field Service Awards.

    With a range of offset and digital Fujifilm is pleased to announce that its Graphics Service team in the UK won the Field Service Team of the Year award at the inaugural European Field Service Awards for the support it has provided to the printing industry, particularly throughout the pandemic.

  • Mimaki End of Year Review & looking forward Mimaki continues to be a leading printer manufacturer with an extensive product portfolio.

    Mimaki continues to be a leading printer manufacturer with an extensive product portfolio. Our technologies serve multiple markets, including Sign Graphics, Industrial UV, Textile and 3D. Despite the past couple of years, we still see growth within these markets, and likewise our technologies have continued to grow and develop with it.

  • ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich dates announced ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich will take place from 15 – 17 March 2022.

    After a compulsory break in 2021, preparations are well underway for the collective of converting, paper and print exhibitions. Organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions is confident to hold the shows from 15 to 17 March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Visitor registration is already open.

  • High viscosity Xaar printhead tech unleashes 3D inkjet print Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology unleashes inkjet’s 3D and Additive Manufacturing possibilities.

    Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology is providing manufacturers with an array of new and practical production possibilities, offering the chance to print without limits and drive creativity.

  • ASTRON group increases print production speed with Onset X3 HS Czech print business praises the print quality of the Onset X3 and the increased production speed and capacity now possible with the latest automation features.

    ASTRON group, based in Prague, started as a small studio in 1993. Now, with a 300-strong team, it is a major player in the Central European print market, offering a wide range of products; from magazines and leaflets; to banners, POS, and illuminated and 3D signage.

  • ArtSystems wins ONYX Thrive achievement award for EMEA The award was presented at FESPA 2021 in Amsterdam and was one of five awards ONYX Graphics presented to its partners.

    The award, presented at FESPA 2021, honours ArtSystems for achieving the most ONYX Thrive conversions throughout EMEA in 2020.

  • Now you can 3D print in colour, why should you? Small Printer, Large Colour Range, Huge Opportunity – Now You Can 3D Print in Colour, Why Should You?.

    The productivity and creative benefits of adding 3D printing to almost any model-making business are clear, but the cost and complexity of the process can often be a barrier.

  • Flint Group launches chlorine-free heat sealable coatings Flint Group Flexible Packaging in Europe launches chlorine-free heat sealable coatings.

    Leading print consumables provider to the global packaging industry, Flint Group Packaging Inks has revealed its new range of chlorine-free heat sealable coatings under the NexisCode brand name.