BOBST, the leading equipment and services supplier to the printing and converting industry, has been given two accolades by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The Large Format Digital Inspection Table has taken the top prize in the Print and Finishing Support Tool category, while the MASTER DM5 inline printing and converting press has been named the best combined label and flexible packaging printer of the year.
Xeikon has announced the addition of a high-end label press to its Panther portfolio to meet a need in the market and extend the company’s comprehensive offering, broadening the application reach. Providing high productivity levels, the Xeikon PX30000 is equipped with 8 printing stations, two of which are used to achieve high opaque white layers at maximum speed. This UV inkjet label press is driven by Xeikon’s unsurpassed X-800 digital front end with exceptional capabilities, all geared to maximise digital print manufacturing.
The Koblenz-based software house Obility confirmed its participation in drupa 2021 (April 20 - 28 in Düsseldorf). "We announced at the beginning of 2020 that we would be exhibiting with our own stand at the next drupa for the first time, allowing us to present the unique possibilities of our e-business print platform. We are sticking to this promise", explains Obility Managing Director Frank Siegel. "Ultimately, Germany is the birthplace of the print industry and it continues to play a significant role here.
Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today announced the availability of a brand-new flexographic plate. Asahi AFP™-Leggero CleanPrint plates have been specifically designed for printing on lower quality low-liner corrugated board. This super-soft plate delivers kiss-touch printing without board crush, good ink density with reduced washboard effect, and is ideal for simple brown-box corrugated applications such as fruit trays and single-colour logo type printing.
As technology evolves around the world, companies are looking for new ways to provide innovative features whilst optimising their Return on Investment. In the world of printing, that has at times been hard to come by. Now though, Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, believes that the ability to maximise potential and profitability at the same time lies in inkjet production printing.
Waterless offset printing was first introduced at drupa 1977 and brought to market in Japan by Toray in 1978. Toray has continued to be a leader in this area, bringing many innovations in terms of both plates and processors that help offset printers deliver higher quality, reduce waste – and what is increasingly important – significantly reduce their environmental footprint.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. The signing of the agreement paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry.
With increasingly strict and regionally variable regulation of printing inks for food packaging, printers have been required to use a variety of inks in order to meet regulatory demands for European and North American markets. This has made already complex supply chains even more complicated as printers strive to comply with specific regulatory requirements for ink migration limits and raw materials that are different from one region to another.