INX International Ink Co., the market leader in inks and color management technologies, has introduced GelFlex-EB gel-based inks for CI flexo printing. The surface print ink system has superior print quality similar to gravure and provides a cross-linked, durable ink film that eliminates the need for a lamination layer, reducing costs and total package weight. These eye-catching inks produce incredible print designs suitable for food packaging and other consumer applications.

SFP, the restructuring and turnaround group, has published a new free Guide to Business Survival with easy to follow practical steps which includes a number of remedies to help print packaging businesses navigate through the current crisis.

Esko has announced it will support brands with a free, downloadable e-book ‘2021 Packaging Trends’, in which leaders from Danaher Group companies, Esko, X-Rite Pantone, discuss this year’s packaging trends with insights into how business can leverage them for success.

Highcon Systems Ltd. and EFI™ announced today that the two companies have entered into a global partnership agreement. With a common group of core customers, together with EFI’s ability to deliver industry-focused ERP software solutions, the goal is to offer customers an integrated, end-to-end business productivity and workflow solution, providing a flexible foundation for digital growth.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the installation of its Inca OnsetX3 HS at Cowan Graphics Inc., a family owned business for 75 years located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Cowan Graphics Inc. provides businesses of all sizes an extensive offering of corporate branding services including building signage, vehicle wraps/graphics, indoor/outdoor banners, murals, decals, retail/event signage, and specialty items.

The Ghent Workgroup is involved in the creation of best practices and standards for many graphic arts workflows. Specifically for the packaging market segment, Ghent Workgroup has received feedback that the production of complex packaging pieces might still require additional communication in order for those pieces to be produced correctly. This survey is meant to gage that need, without trying to sort out any of the details at this time. The answers will help judge how big this problem might be and whether it is something where Ghent Workgroup could help the industry.

Commercial/Packaging sheetfed printing company Wallace Carlson Printing is advancing its automation capabilities and driving a competitive advantage with its newest investment, EFI™ PrintFlow® dynamic scheduling software from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company, which has always valued the importance of having leading-edge technologies, is adding PrintFlow into the existing EFI Midmarket Print Suite business and production management workflow Wallace Carlson uses to direct its operations.

We all know that single use plastics are bad for the environment, and most of us know that aluminium cans are the world’s most recyclable packaging, so why are so many still using plastic shrink sleeves to decorate aluminium cans?

For printers looking to create digitally-printed, stand-out, luxury packaging that also has sufficient durability and the right environmental credentials the options can be challenging. However, the latest innovations in digital print are opening up the possibility to create packaging with some serious punch.

Tarsus Group, the organizers of Labelexpo Global Series of international trade shows, is pleased to report a successful inaugural edition of Labelexpo South China in Shenzhen, with a total of 8,778 visitors passing through its doors between 8 - 10 December 2020.

Now you can print real-time events, like a daily horoscope on your birthday cake box or an invitation for the music event on a takeaway coffee cup. As the e-commerce marketplace boomed and takeaway orders are increasing, the importance of brand differentiation has come to a new level. Printing names or customized design are not enough. Azon UV Direct To Shape Series brings innovation for unique packaging. Creating environmentally friendly, individual 3D designs, that offer customers a unique and tailored brand experience in real-time.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced that the official spectral color values for PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating are now available in PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. PantoneLIVE integrates across X-Rite’s digital workflow tools allowing brands and their print suppliers to immediately start color matching, formulating and accurately producing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for a variety of print, packaging, wide-format, signage, industrial, and multimedia design applications.

Swanline Group is proud to supply packaging to various industry bodies for conferences and awards to celebrate or commemorate different occasions.

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

Inkjet manufacturer Screen Europe is supporting its steady growth in the European market for digital industrial printers with the appointment of Martijn van den Broek as Regional Sales Manager Benelux and Taishi Motoshige as Marketing Director Europe.

Davis Graphics S.A. has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Chile. This further extends an already successful cooperation which began in 2013. Based in Santiago, the company was established in 1968 as part of the Davis Group. 85% of the company’s business comes from the Chilean wine industry and demand is high for competitive, creative, high quality labels. With its long-standing technical experience of all facets of the printing industry, Davis Graphics works with leading global label and packaging manufacturers such as CCL Industries and has recently been awarded ‘Best Supplier of the Year 2020’ by Asimpres, the Graphic Arts Association in Chile. is looking to expand into other regions in South America and will supply and support a range of Xeikon’s digital products with an initial focus on its unique dry toner technologies for the Label & Packaging sectors.

Sun Chemical has further enhanced its online troubleshooting guide by adding potential solutions to common pressroom challenges in coldset and metal package printing processes.

Four Pees – international distributor and integrator of products and solutions to streamline print and packaging production – is proud to announce its corporate repositioning and rebranding, featuring a new website, new logo and new mission: ‘Feel the good flow’. The rebranding allows Four Pees to externalize its revamped strategy to expand its business from being a specialist software distributor to also supplying and integrating total solutions for resellers’ and end users’ print production needs.

At Lecta, we are reaffirming our commitment to sustainability by moving towards developing innovative solutions that contribute to reducing our environmental impact and encouraging the circular economy.

Jetrix Soluciones Gráficas has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Mexico. Established in 2008, the company has seen 12 years of successful business growth in the packaging and labels markets. Based in Mexico City, Jetrix is contracted to supply and support Xeikon’s full range of products for the Commercial and Label & Packaging sectors and cover all market requirements in the area. Mexico is a growing market for Xeikon in Latin America and with over 20 systems already in place, Jetrix can now respond to the noticeable surge in demand from printers and converters looking for innovative digital solutions and new revenue streams.

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is launching sustainable, plant-based Decovery® resins for the packaging industry. Starting with the Decovery® SP-6400XP, with others to follow, this announcement paves the way for packaging producers to reduce their carbon footprint.

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