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Nilpeter Open House was a Homerun

Over 140 visitors were shown three of the most sophisticated narrow-web flexo presses available. New and emerging trends were displayed, discussed, and demonstrated. On first base the FB-3300 showed visitors a multi-web Extended Content Label application. Visitors on second base had the opportunity to see the FB-3 running two Expanded Gamut Printing samples showing the full fixed pallet application and the total job save and recall automation of the press. On third base was the highly evolved, fully automated FA-4*, running wine and spirit labels with full flatbed processing of hot foil and embossing. We also announced the release of our new PANORAMA product line of digital solutions. Available first quarter 2016 in North America, the combined DP-3 digital press and complete converting solution will be coming to the Nilpeter Technology Center in Cincinnati. The day was full of Nilpeter’s Clean-Hand Technology solutions for tomorrow’s generation of packaging professio

Clever focuses on fast job changes with new Nilpeter

German converter Clever has installed a new Nilpeter FA-4* to be able to make fast changeovers between various challenging label jobs. Klemens Ehrlitzer reports. Jens Ellrich (Clever, left)) and Bernd Fiebig (Nilpeter) test the ACS system for wireless press control by remote tablets. Following the installation of a classic FA-Line, a new 10-colour FA-4* flexo press was delivered and taken into operation at Clever Etiketten GmbH in Leipzig in February 2015. According to Clever’s Managing Director Jens Ellrich, the new press is predominantly used for jobs, where high quality is required. When planning the recent investment, two properties were essential: The printing quality and the possibilities for fast job changes. These two aspects range high on the Clever agenda, since a majority of the job runs range from 20,000 to 100,000 running meters - and counting. Servo technology replaces mechanics To this end, features like the CLEANINKING system, the fast tool change,

Xeikon signs up St. Jude Consulting & System Services Inc. to further extend Asia Pacific presence

Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, is continuing to expand its network of expert partners in the Asia Pacific region by teaming up with Philippines solution provider, St. Jude Consulting & System Services Inc. to serve the document printing market. This respected printing industry distributor, with a head office in Manila, represents a wide range of products from well-known brands, as well as offers services and consumables for the graphic arts market. Its reputation for long-term customer relationships and its dedication to supplying quality after-sales services to customers in the Philippines fitting well with Xeikon culture and strategy. “Our initial progress in the Philippines label market has been very encouraging,” states Bent Serritslev, Managing Director Xeikon Asia Pacific. “We are confident that, jointly with St. Jude, we will be able to extend this success further into the document printing market, particularly considering our robust port


When shopping for consumables the choice of a product is made in a matter of seconds. With such an incredibly brief decision-making process, it is even more important for a brand to stand out on the supermarket shelf. During this crucial so called ‘moment of truth’ a label can significantly help in attracting consumers’ attention and encouraging them to select one beverage over another. In today’s changing market a manufacturer needs to be able to adapt quickly to succeed. Sidel offers a wide range of labelling solutions to enable beverage producers to bring new products to market quickly, using flexible and reliable solutions to meet fast-paced consumer trends. Challenges to meet new consumer trends The consumers of today are more concerned with beverages that reflect their personality and individuality.  It is no longer enough to deliver a quality product in a package with any label. A key contributor to success is personalisation and products that match the consumer’s lifestyl

UPM Raflatac at Labelexpo Asia 2015:

Labelexpo Asia 2015 takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on December 1-4, 2015. At the exhibition, UPM Raflatac will be presenting a range of innovative materials which support eye-catching designs for maximum shelf appeal, and showcasing the latest solutions to help label printers and brand owners stand out in a competitive market. UPM Raflatac will also be highlighting product safety. A new food-safe adhesive for direct food contact complies with the relevant regulations on food packaging to ensure consumer safety. The new adhesive applies to various types of food packaging and tolerates moisture and oils. UPM Raflatac’s pharmaceutical labelling range offers technically advanced solutions which meet the requirements of the latest legislation. Chemically safe labels have become an important consideration for brand owners in the textile industry. UPM Raflatac now offers an APEO-free apparel labelling material . In addition to addressing concerns over the tox

JMB Labels Orders Second MPS Flexo Press through ROTOCON

ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry has sold a second MPS flexo press to JMB Labels . Ordered through Patrick Aengenvoort, sales director of ROTOCON during the recent Labelexpo Europe event was the EB cost-effective label solution press, and is the first EB machine sold into Africa. MPS EB Label Solution Press Featuring predictable high-quality label printing, reliable productivity, and operator-friendly press operation, the MPS EB flexo press is built standard with Crisp.Dot light technology delivering superior print quality, iSet intelligent pressure setttings, iStop technology assuring zero waste at roll change, full-length rail system, quick change die-station and a pre-register function. Printing speeds are up to an impressive 165m/min. Also ordered by JMB Labels for their EB press was a laminating unit on rail. Additionally equipped on the EB press for JMB Labels are Wink Stanzwerkzeuge GmbH magnetic

SnugZ Delivers High Quality Prints for Creation of Promotional Products with Epson SurePress Digital Label Printers

S nugZ USA, a leader in the promotional products industry, is using two Epson SurePress ® L-4033AW digital label presses for the creation of promotional products, including high-quality customized labels, personal care products and dome stickers for a variety of customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller mom and pop shops. With over 300 full-time employees working in two divisions – lanyards and personal care items – in Salt Lake City, Utah, SnugZ strives to provide the best possible quality to their customers in a quick turnaround time using the SurePress L-4033AW. “Part of SnugZ’s mission is to provide customers with the best quality that we can. When we heard that the SurePress would be able to offer us better quality, we were very interested,” said Jennifer Imes, digital print manager, SnugZ. “One of the features that we love about the SurePress is its repeatability – it allows us to take a job that we printed a year ago and print it today and have it look exactly


Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, is to further support its customers in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, through an extended partnership with DecoFlex (Pty) Ltd. DecoFlex (Pty) Ltd has been the agent for Xeikon ThermoFlexX (Flexo Computer-to-Plate) since 2013. Now its certified and professional staff will extend its expertise to Xeikon’s digital print portfolio. It will also provide Xeikon customers with a sales and support structure as well as the best relevant information and service. “We are delighted to offer reliable service and back-up for Xeikon’s products and services in the region,” states Sachin Sukhlal, DecoFlex’s Technical Sales Manager. “The digital printing industry is ever-growing and evolving. As such it needs to be supported and updated with new trends and we have highly skilled, certified technicians that can provide that in partnership with Xeikon’s products.” South African spring

Conference schedule revealed for Labelexpo Asia 2015

The organizers of Labelexpo Asia 2015 have announced further details of the content and speakers for this year’s conference agenda. The two day program will put the spotlight on various topics including sustainability, commercial opportunities for Asian converters, digital and flexo technology, brand protection and smart products. Taking place 1 – 4 December at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Labelexpo Asia caters exclusively for label and package printing trade professionals. The keynote presentation will be given by Sharon Xiao, sustainability manager, Greater China of UPM Raflatac. Entitled ‘Increasing your profits through sustainability’, Xiao will look at the risks and policies affecting printing businesses and explore how printers can develop a business model that is more environmentally friendly. She will also tackle how to improve operational efficiency and create environmental awareness in the branding of products.  2015’s show will feature a panel dis

Constantia Flexibles opens newCompetence Center for Films

Constantia Flexibles has opened its new, state-of-the-art Competence Center for the research and development (R&D) of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging. The Center is located at the company’s second largest production plant in Weiden, Germany. The Center represents a multi-million investment for upgrading equipment and infrastructure of the existing local R&D facilities. It has 15 experts working on close to 100 projects every year. Their focus is on supporting product and sales managers by analyzing and testing the composition of the latest film products; on developing new film formulations with our raw material suppliers in order to obtain the optimal quality and meet stringent food contact legislation in a transparent way; and on developing mock-ups of in-house innovations for our customers to meet long-term trends such as more recycling-friendly packaging. “Today’s opening is a clear signal that we will support our customers around the globe wit