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Abramo Printing & Logistics Customizes Italian Census Forms using KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems

Italian print service provider Abramo Printing & Logistics has invested in four KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems to print variable data for the ISTAT 2011 Italian census forms. The print house has a long-standing relationship with Kodak. Among its numerous offset and web offset printing machines are three KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems, two with two 9-inch inkjet printheads, and one with four 9-inch inkjet printheads. Catanzaro-based Abramo Printing & Logistics specializes in print management and fulfilment of personalised direct mail for government agencies and major brands, including banks and insurance companies. With a turnover of 40 million euros (2009) and 250 staff, including technicians, operators and managers, the company is one of the largest printers in Italy. Printing 20 million custom packets Rino Abramo, Plant Manager explains the company’s decision to invest again in KODAK Technology, “We were looking for a variable printing system that could del

Etiquette launches new Booklet Labels Website

Etiquette has made another valuable addition to the Network of Labelling Websites in the form of . With the increasing need for manufacturers to display legal and instructive copy on their product labels, Etiquette is now able to provide customers with booklet labels, leaflet labels, multi-page labels, expanded copy labels and fix-a-form® labels. As a result we have developed a new online portal that aims to offer all the information customers will need to decide whether a Booklet Label is right for their product. For more information visit Source:

Mimaki Introduces Addition to UJF 3042 Line of Desktop Flatbed Printers

Mimaki Engineering Co.,Ltd ., a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, is introducing the UJF-3042HG desktop flatbed printer, bringing even more capability to desktop LED UV inkjet printing. The desktop LED UV inkjet printer UJF-3042HG will be released in February 2012. Maximum height for printing materials is expanded to 150mm, and applicable ink colours are 6-colour plus white by adding two ink slots. “The introduction of the UJF-3042HG underscores our commitment to continuing innovation in the development of wide format printing products,” said Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager, of Mimaki Europe . “This desktop LED UV inkjet printer expands the thickness of materials that can be used for print to 150 mm. Even most larger, more expensive printers can only print on materials with a thickness of up to 51mm, making this a huge breakthrough for the industry. The printer can print directly on A3 media (420 x 297 mm).” The UJF-3042HG is being shown at FESPA Digital

Industry leaders embrace HD Flexo

Esko ( ) is enjoying ‘exponential’ growth in the number of HD Flexo Certified customers, partners and vendors as industry leaders increasingly recognize the impact this innovative process can have on the success of their businesses. “Customers are finding HD Flexo certification makes a big difference,” says Jan Buchweitz, Senior Product Manager Digital Flexo at Esko. “They want trusted solutions. They want to know that certified components will all work perfectly together, whether they are printing machines, ink or tape. They also want advice from providers that clearly understand exactly how HD Flexo delivers an improved print performance and how individual providers can best leverage this capability within their operations.” HD Flexo certification process The introduction of HD Flexo into the daily production environment is much smoother when trade shops and printers are using HD Flexo certified components. For vendors, partners and customers wishing to take ad

Kodak supports Antalis McNaughton’s UK seminar tour – Jan 10th to Feb 2nd2012

Kodak is touring with leading paper merchant Antalis McNaughton during January and February and supporting their industry focused seminar programme across the UK. These key events are taking place at popular sporting venues across England, Scotland and Wales such as Wembley Stadium, Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Old Trafford, Brands Hatch and Celtic Park. Kodak will participate in the planned seminar programme and discuss and demonstrate its 2012 focus on strengthening its partnerships with its customers in the commercial, packaging, publishing and transactional sectors. Pat Holloway, Kodak UK Marketing Manager says, “We are delighted to join forces with Antalis for these events.  Antalis is one of the leading distributors of paper and packaging materials in the world.  Kodak will be looking to reach out to participants and offer new ideas and useful information to inspire and motivate.  Our focus is to help our customers streamline the supply chain, maximise efficiencies and implement ne

Hygienic Packaging of Dairy Products Coupled with Brilliant Decoration

At this year's Interpack, Düsseldorf, May 12 – 18, ILLIG will present innovative and economical technology concepts for food packs manufactured by thermoforming in Hall 11, Stand C54. The newly designed FSL 48 form, fill and seal line will be presented there for the first time. It is suitable to meet the requirements of the food and especially the dairy industry and can be equipped in such a way that it will comply with a variety of hygienic demands. In this way standards can be met up to hygiene class IV according to VDMA (hygienic filling machines) for filling and packaging. At the same time packs with brilliant decoration can be realized by employing an also newly developed IML (In-Mold Labeling) station which can be integrated in the production unit. There is a great variety of cup shape options since for IML decoration walls don't have to be vertical. These options with respect to individual cup design in conjunction with attractive labeling enhance product presentation on

AVCE Direct Engraving Material Produces Impressive Results

AVCE, a new high-performance direct engraving material specifically designed for laser engraving systems manufactured by Stork Prints and other leading companies, is now available from Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. AVCE direct engraving material is imaged by direct laser ablation in a one-step process that delivers impressive results, including excellent ink transfer, dimensional stability and durability, approximately 30 percent faster processing, and plate resolution up to 200 lpi for flexograph. AVCE lets you control the engraving parameters that affect dot shape and support, producing precise results that can be formulated to match printing requirements. The ability to directly engrave AVCE impacts the three dimensions of an image reproduced onto the printing plate. Plate relief becomes shallower and more stable since AVCE can be engraved precisely in the third dimension with up to 12-bit digital resolution. Total relief depth and dot support parameters within the plate are not f


An opportunity to see at first hand a leading-edge range of shrink sleeve labelling application technologie s in an exclusive delegates’ facility tour of Verst Group Logistics is a highlight of this year’s International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition organized by AWA Conferences & Events. Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinatti, OH, USA on April 18 and 19 2012, the event promises a lively and informative update on a dynamic aspect of today’s packaging industry. The conference agenda opens with a session on market issues, followed by the facility tour and lunch at Verst Group Logistics; and the afternoon conference session, devoted to the subject of materials, addresses a n umber of topics of current interest. These include recyclable high-shrink films for ROSO label applications; hybrid films; advice for the value chain on using PET-G and OPS films for shrink sleeve labels; next-generation roll sleeve label technology; and the challenges of shrink inks. Day

Global packaging industry expected to reach $820 billion by 2016

The global packaging industry will swell to almost $820 billion by 2016 predicts Pira International in a new market forecast. Driven mainly by increasing demand for packaging in emerging and transitional economies, a 3% per annum growth rate will focus on board products and rigid plastics, with $40 billion and $33 billion in cumulative predicted growth respectively to 2016.   The Future of Global Packaging Market and Technology Forecasts to 2016 provides market sizes and forecasts broken down by packaging product, end-use sector and geographic market, in a comprehensive overview of the status of the packaging industry in 50 countries globally. The study is based on an in-depth combination of primary and secondary data gathered during Pira's extensive research program for the global packaging industry. This growth is being driven by a number of broad trends such as growing urbanisation, investment in housing and construction, a burgeoning healthcare sector and the rapid deve

Edale achieves Esko HD Flexo certification

UK narrow web flexo press manufacturer joins growing list of vendors to gain quality recognition Esko’s ( ) successful HD Flexo certification process continues to win industry approval with narrow web flexo press manufacturer Edale as the latest company to achieve the certification. The £8m turnover Hampshire operation specializes in the design and manufacture of a number of presses including the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and FL-350 models, alongside its range of converting machinery the FDC-510, flatbed die cutting machine, the Lambda and the variable length sheet cutter the VLS-650. Edale achieved certification for its FL-350 and Gamma flexo presses as part of its continued commitment to improvement. It hopes to certify all its presses with the Alpha compact press and the Beta modular press next. “We decided to gain HD Flexo certification because as a forward thinking business, Edale is constantly striving to improve the quality of flexo printing. Working with the Esk

Mimaki Plans Big Splash at FESPA Digital 2012

Mimaki , a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, today announced an exciting line-up for FESPA Digital 2012 , the largest European event for the digital wide-format print industry. Scheduled for February 21-24, 2012, the show will be held in Barcelona. Mimaki can be located in Stand G60.   “We are very excited about the innovations we will be sharing at FESPA Digital 2012,” said Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager at Mimaki. “Our stand will include both new products and new features, reinforce our dedication to environmental sustainability, and showcase our philanthropic efforts.” Horsten explained that Mimaki Nature Education Program, an initiative that supports the nature and wildlife education of youth and children in Spain, will be highlighted with special and fun activities during the show. In addition, Mimaki will host a press conference on the first day of FESPA at 10:30 AM in

Baumgarten Purchases Second ROTOCONTROL RSC Slitter/Rewinder Inspection Machine

Main features of second RSC Slitter/Rewinder machine include Dual Rewind, Tension Control and Vacuum Splice Table. ROTOCONTROL today announced the receipt of a purchase order from Baumgarten, one of the leading Label Printers in Latin America, for their second RSC Slitter/Rewinder Inspection Machine. The order was placed after an on-site visit from Michael Aengenvoort, Business Development Manager for ROTOCONTROL and Marcelo Zandomenico, of MZ Maquinas, the ROTOCONTROL Agent for Brazil.     Main features leading to the second RSC Slitter/Rewinder 440mm web width inspection machine was Dual Rewind with capacity up to 700mm and Tension Control from 100% servo Bosch Rexroth Drives, enabling the company to produce Shrink Sleeves material at high-speed and efficiently. Also ordered was the Vacuum Splice Table option which delivers unprecedented Operator efficiency by allowing automatic placement of mill-splice/flags, matrix/missing labels and vision detected defects right on the ve

Design to print to cut' with Esko at FESPA Digital 2012

Kongsberg tables and i- cut Suite demonstrate unmatched end-to-end sign and display graphics workflow efficiencies   At FESPA Digital, Esko ( ) will showcase its ‘design to print to cut’ solutions that streamline the entire workflow, including the printing and finishing of sign and display applications. Featured at the show are the Kongsberg i- XP24 and Kongsberg i- XE10 Auto. Combined with i -cut Suite including the newly launched i -cut Automate, these end-to-end solutions deliver the most versatile equipment for the digital finishing of signs and displays. Esko will be located in Hall 3 stand H5 at the show, being held in Barcelona from 21 to 24 February. Enjoy automatic savings with i -cut Suite Automate i -cut Automate automates the entire production process to ultimately reduce costs. With i -cut Automate, users can quickly build dynamic workflows that automate repetitive prepress tasks, reducing operator intervention and errors. As well as time and mo