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Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further enhances its portfolio with the launch of a new DropWatcher family of products. To see a DropWatcher in action, visit Meteor at InPrint (Stand 1034) in Milan, 20-22 November 2018.

FloriColor, based in Porto, has become the first Portuguese printer to invest in Fujifilm’s flagship Jet Press B2 inkjet press, and one of the first printers anywhere in Europe to invest in the brand new, third generation Jet Press 750S. The press will be installed in January 2019.

Originally founded as a copy shop near Hamburg University in the early 1980s, Mediadruckwerk is now a major full service print business employing 60 people and producing a huge range of quality products, from postcards and greetings cards, to brochures, calendars, posters, stationery, packaging, annual reports and high quality short run books. Offering an end-to-end service, the company’s capabilities include sheet-fed offset, digital print technologies and web-2-print as well as various finishing systems, graphic design and logistics. Operating out of a 3,500 square metre facility, the company is currently making a major investment in its future, building an additional new 2,000 square metre hall, which will house all of its existing digital print equipment as well as a brand new Fujifilm Jet Press 750S, which will be installed in early 2019.

Durst and Indian partner Printronics will present the successful Tau 330 RSC high speed, UV inkjet label press and the new OMET XJet – powered by Durst – digital-flexo hybrid press on its Booth N18 at Labelexpo India in Delhi from 22-25 November.

Fujifilm today announces its third generation B2 inkjet press, the Jet Press 750S. With higher productivity of 3,600 B2 sheets per hour, and a range of other changes which further improve the already impressive up-time, versatility, colour capability and quality, the Jet Press 750S is now the fastest, full colour, B2 sheet-fed digital press on the market.

CEWE is the leading online print service provider in Europe and a prolific producer of photobooks, calendars, posters and a huge range of other personalised print products. With more than 20 factories across 14 European countries, the company serves customers throughout the continent, producing around six million photobooks in 2017 alone.

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd (SCREEN GA) will once again exhibit at InPrint – the industrial print show. Taking place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 – 22 November, InPrint is the industry’s showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and industrial print solutions.

After serving Wall Street for 132 years and embracing digital printing after losing its facility in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Fitch Group is reinventing itself yet again. The Manhattan-based printer recently acquired two Xerox Iridesse® Production Presses, giving it the high-quality color output and digital embellishment capabilities it needs to enter new markets and pursue 20 percent annual growth targets.

Reflex Printed Plastics, the first company in the world to invest in Fujifilm's new B1 format inkjet printer, looks back on a year of faster finishing, reduced waste, cost savings and added flexibility.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing technology for visual communication projects, has announced that Deko 3D by Sépia has installed a Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution in a bid to secure new business and overcome the constraints of traditional production processes.

Divisions of Flint Group, including its Digital Solutions division, Xeikon, hosted one of the most popular exhibits at Labelexpo Americas 2018. The largest event for the label printing industry in the Americas, it was the venue for Xeikon’s announcement of its new entry-level Label Discovery solution featuring the Xeikon 3030. Xeikon showcased and sold all the digital label printing solutions it demonstrated at the trade show.

Color Ink, located in Sussex, Wisconsin, has purchased a Komori Impremia IS29, a first-of-its-kind 29-inch inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system. With a continual eye fixated on ‘what's next,” Color Ink has a history of turning to Komori to ensure it has the technology required to meet current business demands. For example, the company was an early adopter of Komori’s CTP system and over the years has purchased three 40-inch Komori presses. Two months ago, Color Ink added the Impremia IS29 to its production floor to take advantage of the competitive edge this press delivers when it comes to winning new business.

Under the theme ‘Shape the Future in Colour’, Mimaki will showcase its advanced colour additive manufacturing technology at formnext from the 13-16th November in Frankfurt. Running live on booth D26 in hall 3.1, the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 3D printer allows bureaux, designers and product developers to reach unparalleled levels of photorealism due to its fine detail and extensive colour capability.

Additive manufacturing company XJet Ltd. is ramping up attention on the metal side of its business, demonstrating its rapid growth since the show last year, and promising new developments at formnext 2018.

Ricoh has announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation (hereafter “LAC”), a company with unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces e.g. on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tyres and glass bottles. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Ricoh’s industrial printing business, which is one of its three growth strategies. The transfer of the shares is scheduled to complete on October 31, 2018.

Xaar is inviting visitors to see the latest in inkjet printhead technology in Hall 3.1 stand A78 at this year’s formnext show, November 13-16 in Frankfurt. There they can learn how innovations such as Xaar’s award-winning High Laydown (HL) Technology and the company’s partnerships with industry-leaders help integrators and machine producers to get ahead in volume 3D Printing.

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today announced it will be exhibiting at Labelexpo India 2018, scheduled for 22 to 25 November at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida in Delhi NCR. Asahi will be located in Stand M6 at the show. The company will be showing its AWP™ family of water-washable flexographic plate solutions featuring Clean Transfer Technology, including its new AWP™-DEW plate with washout speeds 2.5 times faster than previous plates, making it ideal for on-demand platemaking and a more efficient flexographic operation in even the busiest plants.

Sandy Alexander, one of the nation’s largest privately owned graphic communications companies, has become the first in the United States to purchase Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Tauro H3300 LED printing system. The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED made its North America debut in Agfa Graphics’ booths at SGIA 2018 in Las Vegas.

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