Xeikon America, Inc. and Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Anderson & Vreeland will sell the Xeikon line of dry toner and inkjet-based digital label presses in the United States and Canada. The move, which was announced at the TLMI annual meeting, exponentially increases Xeikon’s sales strength in North America.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 has unveiled further details for its themed show floor areas dedicated to flexible packaging production and smart technology. These, along with the main expo, mean that this ninth edition of the show is set to be its most extensive to date.

In direct support of its recently launched WHERE IDEAS LEAD® product campaign strategy, Neenah, Inc. has released the new Where Ideas Lead promotion. The book beautifully brings to life each of the campaign’s eight key visuals with interactive samples, featuring a variety of products from Neenah’s fine paper, packaging, and wide format portfolios.

Packaging Innovations returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February 2020. Ahead of its return, Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at the show.

With an ever growing number of customers, Digiflex, one of the leading suppliers of flexographic plates in India, has installed Esko Automation Engine at its Hyderabad facility as part of a drive to improve efficiency.

CHILI publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing material creation, unveils the latest and most important label and packaging update - CHILI publisher 5.7. Based on user feedback and specific requests from the label and packaging market, this version includes the best barcode generation to date, a mixed inks feature that combines different processing steps into one color and a step feature in the PDF generator that optimizes workflow procedures. Visitors can experience the new features and view the Adobe® Illustrator® plug-in on demo at booth 11657 at Printing United, happening October 23 – 25, 2019 in Dallas.

A packaging solution devised by rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes in close collaboration with its customer Experimental Perfume Club provides the perfect example of a premium pack that can also demonstrate strong sustainability credentials.

Graphics One, Sunnyvale, California, is pleased to announce the launch of the Mutoh VJ-628MP 24-inch into the North American market. The Mutoh VJ-628MP will be shown for the first time in the Americas during the Printing United Show during October 23-25, 2019 in Dallas, Texas in Graphics One’s booth 2861.

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 has closed on a high note, with its largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors took part in the show, which took place between 24-27 September, at Brussels Expo in Belgium.

Arden Engraving is hoping to spark the creativity of the luxury packaging market with our new science-themed swatch book.

Avery Dennison officially opened its expanded production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, completing a $65 million project to strengthen its European manufacturing footprint. The previously announced investment is one of Avery Dennison’s largest operational initiatives globally in recent years.

Epson has announced its first 12 colour large-format printers offering their widest ever colour gamut with 99% Pantone coverage 1. The SureColor SC-P7500 (24-inch) and SC-P9500 (44-inch) are ideal for artists and photographers, as they offer reliable reproduction for professional proofing and rapid throughput for high-volume production. The two large format printers are complemented by Epson’s newly-developed UltraChrome Pro12 inkset, with K3 technology, which outputs both black inks simultaneously, and includes orange, green and violet, giving the user impressive colour accuracy.

A leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for packaging, labels and wide format customers, Esko has opened a brand new UK warehouse to bring faster direct shipping to its customers – and at reduced prices.

With the release of GMG ColorServer 5.1, the German based color management expert establishes new possibilities for its customers, notably for users from the packaging segment. Major challenges such as printing conditions that are out of the industry standards can be handled easily through the connection of GMG ColorServer and GMG OpenColor.

The German-based manufacturer was able to prevail against four competitors at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards and take home the “Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees)” for its GMG Calibration Creation Wizard.

Esko, a global provider of integrated hardware and software for the wide format, packaging and label sectors, is on tour and hosting a unique walk through the prepress ecosystem for customers, new and old, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday, October 10th.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 is hosting a series of morning roadshows across China during October in conjunction with key industry partner, the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC). Held in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, the three events are an opportunity for printers and media to gain an exclusive insight into what the 2019 edition of Labelexpo Asia has in store.

In a joint project for the Swiss cardboard and paper packaging solution provider PAWI Verpackungen AG, Sun Chemical and leading color software company Esko have successfully implemented seven-color expanded color gamut (ECG) printing at PAWI’s facility in Winterthur. PAWI can now offer customers the option to select ECG printing instead of spot color printing for suitable jobs and take advantage of its significant benefits – a reduced inventory of spot color inks and increased productivity with reduced downtime between jobs (as the seven colors are left in the press), enabling just-in-time production. ECG also offers a number of environmental benefits as energy is saved, less ink is wasted, fewer press wash-ups are needed and transport requirements are reduced.

Fort Dearborn Company, a leading North American supplier of high-impact prime labels for the consumer goods industry, has made a multi-million dollar purchase of five new high-performance HP Indigo labels and packaging presses, more than doubling digital capacity to deliver innovative and more sustainable digital printing services.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, today has announced major expansions with its leading-edge RSC platform of UV inkjet label presses. New dedicated label workflow and prepress software together with an advanced modular Tau RSCi UV inkjet digital label press and low-migration inks are being shown for the first time on its stand C50 in Hall 9 at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30” (762 mm) UV printer/cutter. The new VersaUV LEC2-300 delivers exceptional print quality and is the perfect device for the on-demand production of custom labels and packaging prototypes. The LEC2-300 can also be used for bespoke POS and signage.

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