Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has expanded the speaker lineup for its users' conference, EFI™ Connect 2018 (Jan. 23-26 at Wynn Las Vegas). On January 23, EFI CEO Guy Gecht will moderate a pair of fireside chat keynotes with two innovative print and packaging industry executives: Eric Bacourt, CEO of Hinojosa Packaging Solutions and Mal McGowan, CEO of McGowans Print. The executives are the very first users of EFI's groundbreaking single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board digital press, the EFI Nozomi C18000.

2018 is here, and Print4All is getting ready for its debut. Based on solid foundations, in the next few months, (from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano) the event is going to complete and enrich its content with printing and converting solutions on any type of media and for any marketing, productive, and communication requirement.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today reported that Finnish company Pyroll Packages is the first flexographic printer worldwide to achieve PANTONE Certified Printer status. The initial certification audit was conducted at the company’s location at Joensuu, one of ten locations across the country. Pyroll plans to continue this program in 2018. The certification was carried out by X-Rite Solutions Architect Mark Gundlach and International Technical Support and Application Expert Maxim Siniak together with Certified Pantone Partner and packaging repro house Flexolahti Oy and X-Rite dealer KTA Oy.

DS Smith, Europe’s leading packaging strategist, is currently installing the second HP T1100S machine at DS Smith in the Germany & Switzerland region, in partnership with HP.

Domino, leading digital printing solutions provider, will use Label & Print 2018 (Stand K26, NEC Birmingham, 28th February - 1st March 2018) as a platform to demonstrate to the UK label and packaging market the numerous opportunities that ink jet can deliver, using samples produced with the company's latest technologies.

Cartonéo is a French company based in the Jura Mountains that specialises in the manufacture of point of sale (POS) and point of information (POI) materials from flat and corrugated cardboard. Its customers come from sectors such as the food, automobile, cosmetics, wine and spirits and pharmaceutical industries. The group’s plan is to further develop its POS business. To achieve this ambition, Cartonéo has invested in Esko production workflow automation and a Kongsberg C66, Esko’s largest robotic cutting table. This establishes the Cartonéo group as the first in the world to have this robust portfolio of solutions and equipment.

2018 is projected to be a great year for the large format print market which continues to surprise with innovations that drive growth and productivity.

Sun Chemical has launched a new UV offset ink that was developed to make sophisticated graphics look stunning and vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons while at the same time providing the longer-term shelf appeal brand owners require.   

Delegate conference passes are now available for the inaugural Gulf Print & Pack Summit. The most comprehensive event of its kind in the region for senior level print industry professionals, the two-day conference program and table-top exhibition will be held at Dubai’s Roda Al Bustan Hotel on 4-5 March 2018.

Zünd UK Ltd will be among the key exhibitors at Packaging Innovations 2018 in Birmingham, showcasing one of its next-generation digital cutting systems.

As part of its rapidly growing international team, Easyfairs is delighted to announce the appointment of Josh Brooks, previously Publisher of Packaging News and Electronics Weekly, as Business Development Director - Packaging.

The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, will host a dedicated conference in China in collaboration with ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018. As part of this partnership The Pentawards Exhibit will showcase a selection of the 2017 award-winning packaging, offering visitors the unique opportunity to gain a global perspective of the best and most creative packaging designs from the last year.

DS Smith, Europe’s leading packaging strategist, has officially opened a new PackRight Centre in Germany. The new Centre is based in Hövelhof, and will be the sixth to open in the Germany – Switzerland region since the opening of the first Centre in Hamburg in May 2016.

Following the huge success of the Visual Media Conference 2017, Creative Digital Industries (CDi) are delighted to announce it will be returning to the Rose Bowl in Leeds on 27 March 2018.

HP have announced the first delivery of an HP PageWide C500 Press for digital mainstream corrugated direct-to-board printing to a customer site, as HP continues to expand its portfolio of innovative package printing solutions.

As a leading supplier of machinery to the corrugated board, folding carton and flexible materials markets, BOBST believes strongly in encouraging young people into the industry and developing existing employees to future-proof the sector.

As the next step in MPS’ strategy to expand local presence in Asia, the Dutch-based narrow-web press manufacturer will establish an official Asia branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early in 2018. Leading operations of the new branch will be Tim Klappe, who joined MPS on December 1, 2017 as Managing Director Asia Pacific.

Diva Art is a new one-side coated paperboard with an outstanding silk finish noteworthy for its printability and rich color reproduction in offset and digital printing, in addition to its perfect folding characteristics and exceptional resistance to cracking.

HYBRID Software will use the forthcoming Packaging Innovations 2018 event - 28th February – 1st March, NEC, Birmingham – for the worldwide launch of CLOUDFLOW 18.2, as well as showing the latest version of PACKZ, its professional PDF editor for the packaging and label markets.

Icon Graphics Limited has completed installation of the UK’s first Rho P10 250HS PLUS 6C + W inkjet printer from Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies.

Packaging Innovations returns to the NEC on 28 February-1 March 2018, and is set to be the most innovative show to date. With over 290 exhibitors already signed up, the UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain will feature the latest industry trends and technology, with many product launches planned for the show.

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