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A visit to FESPA has enabled Netherlands based customised packaging specialist to find the right single pass digital print solution to fill a growing need for on demand production for a growing client base. As such the Rotterdam based company placed the first order worldwide for AEG’s Sprinter bespoke wide format system to provide the high speed and colour quality the company was looking for.

Bristol based label producer Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is the first UK installation of Domino’s N610i 7-colour UV digital ink jet label press following a major investment programme at the site.

Constructional packaging design and development is at the heart of Yorkshire-based Concept Packaging, who embraced its investment in a Mimaki CF2 flatbed cutter some fifteen years ago, which rapidly became an integral part of its design and prototyping provision and is still going strong today.

Pixartprinting has further added to its already huge fleet of Durst printers and has become the first Italian company to install the packaging version of the Rho 1312, Durst's flagship flatbed printer.

For over 25 years Interprint in Swindon has concentrated on building a detailed understanding of its clients’ print needs, and as such has moved with technology to diversify its plant and production to provide its customers with a one stop shop combination of litho, digital and sign and display printing solutions.

Ultrachem has launched Fastbond clear ultra violet curing adhesive which is formulated for use on film to board and film to film bonding. The company says its Fastbond Adhesive gives high bond strength when used with suitable boards and treated/coated films and is ideal for not only food, but all types of general packaging applications.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed a cost effective breakthrough method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging. VTT says because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are required.

AIPIA, a worldwide association promoting high tech packaging solutions, has announced that its member Thin Film Electronics, in conjunction with global drinks company Diageo, has launched a fully printed Near Field Communication (NFC) sensor tag known as OpenSense, designed for use on bottles to authenticate the contents or to indicate if its seal has been broken.

Black Dog Digital Print has installed its second Xeikon digital print engine to expand productivity as the Hertfordshire commercial printer looks to broaden its service offering into new markets after gaining a licence for the printing of Dr Who themed wall coverings from the BBC.

Packaging designer, kitchen company, artist, photographer, litho printer – which is the odd one out? The litho printer because everyone else was in evidence at Sign & Digital UK this year. There were litho printers present, but they were thin on the ground as the show added a good sprinkling of non-conventional printers, or businesses that happen to need print rather than who are print businesses.

Central London based printer Clicks Print Limited has ordered a second LumeJet S200 printer, less than 6 months after installing its first, following growth in demand for the LumeJet’s unique output.

Due to a seeing a steady decline in the wet glue label market, The Bramwell Label Company has gone digital, adding an HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press alongside an A B Graphic Digicon Series 2 seven-colour narrow web digital press - considered to be one of the most flexible, productive digital press in the label market today.

CS Labels has revealed its latest ‘alternative’ label product – the wraparound peel and reveal label.

Seiko Instruments has had its SX ink -used primarily with its ColorPainter M-64s printer - accepted into the list of materials that meet the chemical requirements of Nordic Eco label certification for printing companies.

CS Labels is set to become the UK beta site for the latest Xeikon Cheetah digital label press. The arrival of the Cheetah will provide much needed extra capacity, increasing it by another third. The company can now boast five Xeikon digital presses and have celebrated yet another year of record turnover and profitability.

Drupa has announced it will now switch to a three-year cycle after 2016, when it runs from 31 May to 10 June, and has also been shortened from its usual 14 day cycle to just 11 days.

A collaboration project involving Innovia Films and API Foils has been helping to showcase the possibilities of cold foil applications for label converters.

Birmingham based print and visual communications specialist Callprint is set to move into a new 12,000sq ft. city centre location, double the size of its current base.

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