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Koenig & Bauer unveils Performance 2024 efficiency program for future growth

To reinforce its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of press and post-press equipment and solutions for packaging, industrial printing and security printing applications, and to boost the earning power of the Koenig & Bauer Group, the Management Board has been working intensively on developing and expanding its “Performance 2024” efficiency program over the past several months. This also includes plans to achieve annual cost savings expected to amount to over €100 million and then continue increasing until 2024 – while maintaining and accelerating all innovation, processes and product developments. The non-recurring costs in the mid two-digit million…

Drupa online preview begins this Tuesday, October 27

The new digital platform drupa preview will open on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10 am CET (Central European time). Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 6 hours behind CET, so when it’s 10 am CET, it will be 4 am EST. A panel discussion with Sabine Geldermann, Project Director Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the German Printing and Paper Technology Association (VDMA), and Dr. Christian Plenge, Head of Digital Strategy and Communication at Messe Düsseldorf, will present the new platform and address the current COVID-19 situation in the industry. Afterwards, companies and speakers will…

Mac Papers revamps its Wide Format IDEA Center

Mac Papers upgraded Wide Format IDEA Center in Orlando, Florida. Mac Papers (Jacksonville, Florida) has ‘re-imagined’ its Wide Format IDEA Center in Orlando, Florida. The new name and space design reflect the purpose of the centre as a hub for wide-format inspiration, demonstrations, education and applications, said the company. Visitors to the IDEA Center will get hands-on experience with the latest wide-format equipment from leading manufacturers – including Roland, Epson, CWT and Fluid Color. The location will also provide wide-format educational opportunities – from hardware and software training to workshops on a variety of topics including equipment, printing techniques and…

Iggesund releases sustainable alternative to plastic food trays

Iggesund Open Food Tray. Iggesund Paperboard (Iggesund, Sweden) has released Inverform, a sustainable high-performance paperboard alternative for ready-made food packaging trays. Made from pure cellulose fibres, Inverform has been specifically developed for pressed and folded trays used in food packaging “with an exceptional formability, and is an ideal replacement for traditional solutions such as plastic trays.” The company pointed out that the extensive use of plastic materials been linked to many serious problems worldwide including: Significant climate impact caused by the fossil fuels required to make plastic. Plastic collecting in the world’s oceans and elsewhere, due to their lack of…

The Week That Was (10/19/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Allan Creel bought the Las Vegas Creel Printing offset plant back from LSC; Peter Schaefer dissects the recent acquisitions of LSC Communications and Arandell; and Duggal Visual Solutions installed a seven-color, 41˝ Landa S10 High Definition-Ready Nanographic Printing Press.

ProStream 1800 Inkjet Press Launch

Get ready for the next wave of innovation from Canon Solutions America! The latest from the ProStream series of production inkjet presses offers exceptional speed and flexibility with incredible, vibrant colors like never before. Catch an exclusive look at a system you can ride to ultimate productivity.

Japanese printer develops world’s first Aerial Touch Display with images parallel to LCD panel

Toppan’s new Aerial Touch Display. Toppan Printing (Tokyo, Japan), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials and electronics, has responded to the recent increase in demand for contact-less touch panels by developing an aerial touch display with a body that’s 50% slimmer than conventional devices. The display can be operated when hands are wet or are covered by gloves, thus enabling use in medical and clean-room settings. Sample shipments will be launched in December of this year, with full-scale mass production scheduled for 2022. Heightened demand for contact-less touch panels is being seen as measures are taken to…

Ultimate releases Part 2 of Future-Proofing Whitepaper

David Zwang. Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal), a leader in imposition and finishing automation software solutions, has released the second part of its popular whitepaper Future-Proof your Print Business. Written by industry analyst and author David Zwang, the first part of the whitepaper explored market opportunities and basic workflow concepts that can help future-proof printing businesses to address the market and technologically pressures on print, publishing and packaging service providers. In the second part of the whitepaper, Zwang presents real printers’ stories who successfully implemented a future-proofed print production, showing the sequence of events who led them to make the switch, and…

Epson unveils SureColor P700 and P900 Desktop Photo Printers

Epson SureColor P700 Photo Printer. Facilitating the creation of “exhibition quality prints from the convenience of a desktop,” Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has added new 13-inch SureColor P700 and 17-inch SureColor P900 Photo Printers to its desktop line. The new compact printers replace the SureColor P600 and SureColor P800 respectively, and are the first models equipped with a new 10-channel MicroPiezo AMCTM printhead, with dedicated channels for both Photo and Matte Black inks, as well as new UltraChrome PRO10 pigment ink with Violet, for an extremely wide colour gamut. At the same time, Epson also released the new Epson Print…

Fujifilm appoints Bennett to Vice President of Packaging

Matt Bennett. Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division (Hanover Park, Illinois) has appointed industry veteran Matt Bennett as Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for Packaging. Bennett will be responsible for developing the product ‘road map’ and global go-to market strategies for packaging, focusing specifically on digital packaging solutions. Todd Zimmerman. “Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division is a go-to resource for print service providers focused on packaging, or for those who are looking to expand their business operations to include labels and packaging,” said Todd Zimmerman, Division President at Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division. “To support and continue…

A Healthy Move

After relocating into a larger plant, Encompass Health Print Services has increased its productivity, improved its service, and is adding more value than ever.

Market Research: The Secret Competitive Advantage in Print

Understanding the benefits provided by market intelligence can lead print executives to make the informed decision on whether or not to invest in it. Done right, market research can reveal hidden opportunities for revenue growth, deliver customer insight and help read the tea leaves on where the industry is headed.

The Event of the Year

The loss of every in-plant conference in 2020 was a major blow to those who thrive on the ideas and inspiration these events provide. Fortunately, the PRINTING United Digital Experience is almost here.

Reinventing Your BizzModell with Dharminder Biharie

In this Podcasts From The Printerverse episode, Deb Corn is joined by Dharminder Biharie, CEO at Bizzmodell, to discuss what makes for a sustainable business model, and ways that printers can assess, adjust, and adapt to implement the necessary actions to increase their success.

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