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Keep abreast of the latest happenings, trends, breaking news and much much more.  If it is happening in the Packaging and Print industry in Africa, you can read about it online, on time, at your convenience. 



German Printing and Paper Technology Industry
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
German Printing and Paper Technology Industry

The positive development of the German printing and paper engineering industry continued in the 2017 business year.

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When can a trade union demand recognition at your workplace?
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
When can a trade union demand recognition at your workplace?

A trade union will be successful in gaining recognition at your workplace if it can prove to you or to the CCMA that it has sufficient representation amongst your employees.

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The GAPP Print Expo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
The GAPP Print Expo

The GAPP Print Expo Creating a trade show which works

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Novus Holdings signs printing agreement with Independent Media
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Novus Holdings signs printing agreement with Independent Media

Novus Holdings, one of the largest commercial printing and manufacturing operations in Africa, has announced that it has signed a significant new printing deal with Independent Media.

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Heidelberg on track to meet medium-term targets
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Heidelberg on track to meet medium-term targets

Heidelberg made significant progress with the Group’s targeted digital transformation in financial year 2017/2018.

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New products for Koenig & Bauer commercial presses
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
New products for Koenig & Bauer commercial presses

On the one hand there are short jobs, a raft of different orders and high quality products, and other the other hand the focus is on high-volume print runs – customer demands placed on commercial printers are becoming ever more versatile and challenging.

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Roadshow with Thunderbolt, Trelleborg and Weilburger
Posted on 19 Jul 2018
Roadshow with Thunderbolt, Trelleborg and Weilburger

Thunderbolt Solutions recently held a national roadshow featuring the products and services of two of its leading consumables suppliers – Trelleborg Printing Solutions and Weilburger Graphics.

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A reason to celebrate
Posted on 19 Jul 2018
A reason to celebrate

Daily life has its fair share of trials and even a few tribulations. It is always easy to see the downfalls and the negatives, but finding something positive to focus on is considerably more difficult.

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Koenig & Bauer 4.0 Packaging & Connected Services
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
Koenig & Bauer 4.0 Packaging & Connected Services

As part of the ‚Koenig & Bauer 4.0 Packaging & Connected Services‘ open house from 6 to 8 June over 600 users from some 40 countries saw how digital transformation can change modern day-to-day printing house operations, optimise process workflows, create new customer experiences and make a company even more profitable.

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Launch of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
Launch of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series

Canon has launched the new Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units.

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Sidel surfs through PET packaging shape opportunities
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
Sidel surfs through PET packaging shape opportunities

At this year’s Blow Moulding Conference held in Cologne (Germany), Sidel gave insights into increased PET packaging shapes opportunities and how to achieve them with precise and reliable heating processes.

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BW Papersystems acquires QUESTEC technology
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
BW Papersystems acquires QUESTEC technology

BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading manufacturer for the corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries, has acquired the QUESTEC technology from Ph-QUESTEC, based in Germany.

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3 x Gold! Koenig & Bauer wins BCM Award
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
3 x Gold! Koenig & Bauer wins BCM Award

Koenig & Bauer recently won gold at Europe’s largest awards ceremony for content marketing in Vienna: The jubilee box, designed in collaboration with Hamburg-based design agency MUTABOR, celebrating the press manufacturer’s 200th anniversary was the only entry to win over the jury in three categories. The box’s content bridges the past to the prese

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Esko further simplifies Flexo Platemaking
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
Esko further simplifies Flexo Platemaking

Esko has introduced two new solutions – the CDI Crystal 4835 and Print Control Wizard – taking its ‘Flexo Simplified’ offer to a completely new level.

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Local Buyout of Antalis South Africa
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Local Buyout of Antalis South Africa

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider Antalis South Africa has announced that the company will become South Africa’s leading black empowered company in its industry, on completion of a 100 per cent local buyout of shares currently owned by Antalis International.

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The Ghent Workgroup Publishes new White Paper ‘Transparency Best Practices 2018’
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
The Ghent Workgroup Publishes new White Paper ‘Transparency Best Practices 2018’

The Ghent Workgroup has published a new White Paper intended to help designers better understand native transparency – the benefits and challenges - and the use of best practices to avoid common print problems associated with transparencies.

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Hiedelberg Prinect User Days 2018
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Hiedelberg Prinect User Days 2018

The Prinect User Days at the Print Media Academy of Heidelberg once again demonstrated their credentials as a communication platform organised by users for users.

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South African vinyls industry is proudly heavy metals-free
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
South African vinyls industry is proudly heavy metals-free

In the wake of recent communication sent to the South African paint industry by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) regarding plans to ban the import of all leads, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to confirm that all lead and chrome pigments have been eliminated from locally-manufactured PVC products.

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Agfa Graphics rolls out the red carpet for Sign & Display companies
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Agfa Graphics rolls out the red carpet for Sign & Display companies

Over the course of two days, more than 300 print service providers, influencers and trade press members attendED Agfa Graphics’ exclusive Red Carpet Event for a first look at the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED and its extreme capabilities.

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Expanded European Sign Expo 2018 delivers 26 per cent larger audience
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Expanded European Sign Expo 2018 delivers 26 per cent larger audience

European Sign Expo 2018 – the dedicated event for non-printed signage which took place from 15 to 18 May 2018 in Berlin, Germany – achieved significant year-on-year growth, celebrating its largest and best-attended event to-date.

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Branders Printing Co boosts turnover by 35 per cent with Xerox Versant 180
Posted on 13 Jul 2018
Branders Printing Co boosts turnover by 35 per cent with Xerox Versant 180

Digital printing is one of the biggest innovations in the printing industry, and speed is the number one advantage.

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Successful Print4All for Koenig & Bauer
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
Successful Print4All for Koenig & Bauer

Print4All in Milan was a success for Koenig & Bauer. The so-called ‚Active Corner‘ at the trade fair showcased existing service offerings which have been successfully implemented in web offset presses.

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WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 is open for entries
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 is open for entries

The World Packaging Organization has announced that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards are now open and the closing date is 20 September 2018.

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Novus Print New technology – new markets
Posted on 06 Jul 2018
Novus Print  New technology – new markets

Novus Holdings is one of the largest commercial printing and manufacturing operations in Africa.

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Sustainable materials are worth the cost
Posted on 06 Jul 2018
Sustainable materials are worth the cost

Many companies across the globe are scrambling to develop sustainable packaging materials to reduce environmental impact.

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Two CROMOMAN and a ROTOMAN for Ethiopia
Posted on 06 Jul 2018
Two CROMOMAN and a ROTOMAN for Ethiopia

manroland web systems has once again proven to be the best provider for printing equipment.

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First Fespa Digital Corrugated Experience delivers unique learning event
Posted on 05 Jul 2018
First Fespa Digital Corrugated Experience delivers unique learning event

The first Digital Corrugated Experience at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 delivered a valuable, ‘hands-on’ learning environment for visitors interested in digital printing on corrugated board, including brand owners, packaging converters and graphics producers.

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R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award goes to Alex Knott
Posted on 05 Jul 2018
R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award goes to Alex Knott

Alex Knott, of the Dow Chemical Company, has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award for the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards.

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Canon welcomes record visitor numbers at FESPA 2018
Posted on 05 Jul 2018
Canon welcomes record visitor numbers at FESPA 2018

Canon welcomed record visitor numbers to its largest ever stand at FESPA 2018, with 11 000 individual customers and prospects coming to see Canon’s range of advanced digital wide format production solutions, for applications from signage and graphics to interior décor and packaging.

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Esko ArtPro+ Packaging Editor ready for production
Posted on 05 Jul 2018
Esko ArtPro+ Packaging Editor ready for production

Esko has announced a major new release of its packaging and labels prepress editor, ArtPro+. Built on decades of experience – with over 25000 Esko prepress editors currently in use – this latest version is designed to fit the needs of today’s prepress production.

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3D Print technology adoption in Aerospace Industry ignites 20.3 per cent growth
Posted on 04 Jul 2018
3D Print technology adoption in Aerospace Industry ignites 20.3 per cent growth

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the Global 3D printing materials market for the aerospace industry reveals that the market is set to experience significant opportunities for rapid growth.

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25 years of PDF – Celebrating with GWG
Posted on 03 Jul 2018
25 years of PDF – Celebrating with GWG

The Ghent Workgroup is inviting the global printing, packaging and publishing community to join it in celebrating 25 years of PDF – a quarter of a century of technical research, dedication and collaboration.

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drupa Prize 2018 awarded to Dr. Lisa Handel
Posted on 03 Jul 2018
drupa Prize 2018 awarded to Dr. Lisa Handel

Interferenzmuster des Ontomedialen zwischen Technowissenschaften und Prozessphilosophien’ (Machine Stories and Process Worlds. Onto Media Interference Patterns between Techno Sciences and Process Philosophies) Dr. Lisa Handel (33) was awarded the drupa Prize 2018.

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Country’s oldest trade union celebrated relaunch with May Day gala event.
Posted on 03 Jul 2018
Country’s oldest trade union celebrated  relaunch with May Day gala event.

The South African Typographical Union celebrated its relaunch during a May Day gala event held at Leriba Lodge in Centurion, Pretoria.

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Heidelberg optimises capital structure
Posted on 03 Jul 2018
Heidelberg optimises capital structure

Heidelberg is optimising its financing structure. The company has decided to redeem a sum of around €55 million from the current high-yield bond (with a coupon of eight per cent), which runs to 2022 and amounts to some €205 million.

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Leadership Development in the Printing and Packaging Industry
Posted on 02 Jul 2018
Leadership Development in the  Printing and Packaging Industry

Following extensive discussions with various stakeholders in the industry, School for Business and Economic Sciences, and Printing SA have agreed to develop and offer leadership development through two programmes: BMP and MDP at NQF levels 5 and 7 respectively.

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Paprint Golf Days Doing your part
Posted on 02 Jul 2018
Paprint Golf Days Doing your part

The Paprint Golf Society is an industry body which was formed 70 years ago with the express aim of providing much-needed funds to deserving charities.

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Ultimate Impostrip’s Automation Cuts Through the Noise: 10.4 Release
Posted on 02 Jul 2018
Ultimate Impostrip’s Automation Cuts Through the Noise: 10.4 Release

Ultimate TechnoGraphics brings new tools to further increase automation control and power to digital printing. With the release of Ultimate Impostrip v. 10.4, on-demand digital Print Service Providers will benefit from reliable value and higher production efficiency.

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Base-setting year as Novus Holdings moves on from uncertainty
Posted on 02 Jul 2018
Base-setting year as Novus Holdings moves on from uncertainty

Novus Holdings has reported an increase of 0,6 per cent in gross profit to 26,2 per cent for the FY2018, thanks to favourable exchange rates. Group revenue remains in line with the previous year at R4,308 million.

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The South African Institute of Printing What is it, how does it work?
Posted on 29 Jun 2018
The South African Institute of Printing What is it, how does it work?

‘The South African Institute of Printing or SAIP, is a organisation comprising professionals from the Printing, Packaging and Signage industry who, through their knowledge and expertise in the industry, can contribute to the improvement of the industry on an individual basis.

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DuPont Safety & Construction invests over $400 million
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
DuPont Safety & Construction invests over $400 million

DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, has announced plans to invest more than $400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek nonwoven materials at its facility in Luxembourg.

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The Screen Truepress Jet l350uv+lm wins prestigious EDP award
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
The Screen Truepress Jet l350uv+lm wins prestigious EDP award

Screen is proud to announce that the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM placed first in the ‘Best Label Printer’ category at the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Annual Awards, held at FESPA 2018.

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Esko, AVT, X-Rite and Pantone combine strengths.
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
Esko, AVT, X-Rite and Pantone combine strengths.

Esko has reported that it has joined forces with Danaher sister companies AVT, X-Rite and Pantone to integrate its automation and collaboration solutions, with the X-Rite and Pantone colour technology and AVT’s camera inspection solutions.

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Heidelberg shows packaging solutions for the digitised future
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
Heidelberg shows packaging solutions for the digitised future

More than 400 guests from all over the world attended the Packaging Day hosted by Heidelberg at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site.

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FESPA Global Print Expo 2018
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
FESPA Global Print Expo 2018

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 reinforced its standing as the global landmark event for specialty printers, with visitors from a record 142 countries gravitating to the German capital for the four-day show.

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Koenig & Bauer scoops prizes at fourth German Stevie Awards
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
Koenig & Bauer scoops prizes at fourth German Stevie Awards

Koenig & Bauer scooped two awards at this year’s German Stevie Awards ceremony at the famous Adlon Hotel in Berlin.

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Minuteman Press Strijdom Park Celebrating 21 Years of printing
Posted on 22 Jun 2018
Minuteman Press Strijdom Park Celebrating 21 Years of printing

Traditionally printing has been a family business, passed from generation to generation, which spawned the saying ‘ink in your veins’. For the Corder brothers from Minuteman Press Strijdom Park the family connection is the basis of the success which has seen the franchise remain successful for the past 21 years.

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Durst unveils new strategies and developments to customers
Posted on 22 Jun 2018
Durst unveils new strategies and developments to customers

Durst unveiled the latest technology developments in large format print, service and software at the successful Durst Tech Days in May.

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Mouvent enters into strategic partnerships its digital textile printing solution
Posted on 22 Jun 2018
Mouvent enters into strategic partnerships its digital textile printing solution

Mouvent – the Swiss start-up company focused exclusively on delivering the future of digital printing using pioneering digital technology – has announced strategic partnerships with the principal distributors of textile printing solutions in Italy, Turkey, India and China.

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South African metal packaging industry poised for growth
Posted on 21 Jun 2018
South African metal packaging industry poised for growth

The metal packaging industry is poised for growth and is on the cusp of an exciting era as efforts to introduce new technology and improve this packaging material’s environmental credentials are starting to bear fruit.’

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BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with acquisition of K&H Machinery
Posted on 21 Jun 2018
BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with acquisition of K&H Machinery

BW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. The transaction closed on 31 May 2018.

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WPO releases a Position Paper about Packaging in Circular Economy
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
WPO releases a Position Paper about Packaging in Circular Economy

Under the co-ordination of its Sustainability Committee, WPO (World Packaging Organisation) is releasing a Position Paper about Packaging in Circular Economy.

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Unlimited quality with minimal water
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
Unlimited quality with minimal water

In a recent article published by Engineering News, water expert and environmental adviser, Dr Anthony Turton, cited South Africa’s mounting water scarcity situation as analogous to the Titanic hitting the iceberg.

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Ghent Workgroup welcomes two new members
Posted on 18 Jun 2018
Ghent Workgroup welcomes two new members

The Ghent Workgroup is delighted to welcome two new members – EngView Systems and the University of Ljubljana. Attracting new members from different sectors GWG continues to work towards global outreach and the setting of industry standards.

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ROTOCON provides full-service for two previously-owned MPS presses
Posted on 18 Jun 2018
ROTOCON provides full-service for two previously-owned MPS presses

Two previously-owned MPS flexo printing presses bound for South Africa are set for installation at separate label printers in Johannesburg. ROTOCON is providing full-service of the presses, from procurement to complete installation and training.

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Four Colour Print invests in super-fast Xerox Versant 3100
Posted on 18 Jun 2018
Four Colour Print invests in super-fast Xerox Versant 3100

Commercial print company Four Colour Print has expanded its digital printing capabilities with a state-of-the-art Xerox Versant 3100 press from Bytes Document Solutions’ (BDS) authorised service partner XBC-IT.

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The right approach To packaging printing
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
The right approach To packaging printing

For many commercial printers the lure of packaging printing is like a shining beacon promising growth and a bright future.

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Fujifilm opens Innovation Centre Africa to customers
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
Fujifilm opens  Innovation Centre Africa to customers

In a first for the continent, Fujifilm South Africa has opened its new Innovation Centre Africa to customers.

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The impact of packaging on supply chain performance
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
The impact of packaging on supply chain performance

Packaging has a major impact on supply chain performance, as it affects all logistics activities in supply chains.

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SA’s paper recycling 2020 target of 70 per cent reached three years early
Posted on 14 Jun 2018
SA’s paper recycling 2020 target of 70 per cent reached three years early

The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the 2017 paper recycling rates.

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Summa offering state-of-the-art cutting solutions during Fespa Berlin 2018
Posted on 14 Jun 2018
Summa offering state-of-the-art cutting solutions during Fespa Berlin 2018

Summa is pleased to report another successful showing at Fespa Berlin 2018. In front of an international and eager audience Summa seized the opportunity to present its newest developments and innovations on their arsenal of finishing cutting equipment.

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Another Successful e-Retrofit for manroland web systems
Posted on 14 Jun 2018
Another Successful e-Retrofit for manroland web systems

In its drive to ensure optimal operational efficiency across the Group, leading commercial printing and manufacturing operation, Novus Holdings has recently contracted manroland web systems to perform an e-retrofit at one of its Gauteng printing facilities.

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Woolworths announces zero packaging waste to landfill vision
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
Woolworths announces zero packaging waste to landfill vision

Woolworths celebrated World Environment Day by announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2022 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable and recyclable.

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Colour King expands digital printing portfolio with Xerox
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
Colour King expands digital printing portfolio with Xerox

Lithographic commercial printing specialist, Colour King has launched a new range of high-quality digital printing services with the state of the art Xerox Versant 180 digital press from Bytes Document Solutions and XBC-IT.

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Primera Introduces LX910e Color Label Printer
Posted on 15 Jun 2018
Primera Introduces LX910e Color Label Printer

Primera Technology has announced the LX910e, its newest desktop colour label printer.

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Prokom’s Global Conference 2018 Attracts Unprecedented Interest
Posted on 13 Jun 2018
Prokom’s Global Conference 2018 Attracts Unprecedented Interest

Prokom, Konica Minolta’s user community for production print providers, has announced its second global conference in Budapest, Hungary, June 6 and 7, is already oversubscribed with more than 250 participants confirmed.

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New Heidelberg Digital Unit boosts e-commerce business
Posted on 12 Jun 2018
New Heidelberg Digital Unit boosts e-commerce business

With the launch of the Heidelberg Digital Unit (HDU) Heidelberg is realigning its e-commerce and digital marketing activities and is on course to achieve its goal of establishing the print media industry’s leading digital ecosystem.

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Four key trends pushing double digit growth in dye sub printing to 2023
Posted on 31 May 2018
Four key trends pushing double digit growth in dye sub printing to 2023

Dye sublimation printing will continue to present exciting new business opportunities for ink suppliers, equipment builders and print service providers in the textile segment across the next five years according to the latest from report Smithers Pira.

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Want to win at The GAPP Awards? Here’s what you need to do
Posted on 01 Jun 2018
Want to win at The GAPP Awards? Here’s what you need to do

Participating in a competition of any nature includes an element of chance and some subjectivity. The opportunity to win is increased if as many of the factors associated with chance as possible can be removed and if aspects of subjectivity can be eliminated.

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BW Papersystems Reacts to Inline Sheeting Demand
Posted on 31 May 2018
BW Papersystems Reacts to Inline Sheeting Demand

BW Papersystems has created a new product group focusing on Sheeters for pre-, and post-press inline operation.

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Tilia Labs scoops prestigious industry award for its latest Griffin release
Posted on 31 May 2018
Tilia Labs scoops prestigious industry award for its latest Griffin release

Released just two months ago, the new tilia Griffin Pro App has already scooped a major industry award for its developer, Tilia Labs. The company, a developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, received the award on May 16 during the Fespa 2018 show in Berlin.

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BOBST launchs first connected label press, the BOBST M1 IOT
Posted on 01 Jun 2018
BOBST launchs first connected label press, the BOBST M1 IOT

The BOBST exhibition stand at the recent Labelexpo Southeast Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, was filled to capacity every day of the show after the word spread that the announced BOBST M1 eight-colour narrow-web label machine in demonstration on the stand was actually the new M1 IoT.

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Agfa Graphics implements price increase program for prepress printing plates
Posted on 31 May 2018
Agfa Graphics implements price increase program for prepress printing plates

Agfa Graphics has announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, substantial price increases of up to 10 per cent, will be implemented immediately.

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Asahi Photoproducts Teams with Esko
Posted on 01 Jun 2018
Asahi Photoproducts Teams with Esko

Asahi Photoproducts has announced it will be attending EskoWorld for the first time.

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Epson South Africa appoints Intellistor as distributor of its Labelworks range
Posted on 01 Jun 2018
Epson South Africa appoints Intellistor as distributor of its Labelworks range

Epson, the global innovators in printing and visual technologies, has announced that Intellistor will be the sole and official distributor for its LabelWorks range of label printers and consumables.

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Propak West Africa set to sell out ahead of its 2018 edition in September
Posted on 31 May 2018
Propak West Africa set to sell out ahead of its 2018 edition in September

The organisers of West Africa’s largest packaging, plastics, processing and printing exhibition have confirmed stands for the upcoming event have all but sold out.

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The Xerox Iridesse Production Press
Posted on 29 May 2018
The Xerox Iridesse Production Press

The Xerox Iridesse Production Press is the only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass, giving print providers an immediate competitive edge in the growing digital print enhancement market.

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Cloud 101
Posted on 29 May 2018
Cloud 101

Cloud computing has been around for quite a while now, but if your understanding of exactly what that term means is a bit, um, ‘cloudy’, you’re not alone.

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550 Trees for East London Schools
Posted on 24 May 2018
550 Trees for East London Schools

Lumanyano Primary School in Needscamp hosted KMSA and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) for the day.

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Mimaki recognised with two prestigious EDP Awards at FESPA 2018
Posted on 24 May 2018
Mimaki recognised with two prestigious EDP Awards at FESPA 2018

Mimaki has reported that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has honoured the company with two prestigious EDP awards.

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EFI Extends Fiery Command WorkStation to Inkjet Printers
Posted on 22 May 2018
EFI Extends Fiery Command WorkStation to Inkjet Printers

Electronics For Imaging introduced two milestone digital print workflow solutions at FESPA 2018 in Berlin: a new version of Fiery Command WorkStation and Fiery XF 7, an updated digital front end (DFE) for EFI wide and superwide format inkjet printers.

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manroland web and Goss combine, Contiweb separates
Posted on 18 May 2018
manroland web and Goss combine, Contiweb separates

Following extensive discussions and with a view to creating long-term customer support in the web printing market, Goss International and manroland web systems have announced the decision to merge the two complementary businesses.

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You can be a blessing or not - Time will tell which you are
Posted on 18 May 2018
You can be a blessing or not -  Time will tell which you are

“The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, one sometimes forgets which” - James Matthew Barrie

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Mimaki Europe forms a strategic partnership with 3M
Posted on 18 May 2018
Mimaki Europe forms a strategic partnership with 3M

Mimaki Europe has announced that the company’s UCJV Series with LUS-200 inks will carry the 3M MCS Warranty, the most comprehensive finished graphics warranty in the industry.

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Greening Rustenburg with 1072 Trees
Posted on 18 May 2018
Greening Rustenburg with 1072 Trees

Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, donated 40 trees to Kloofview Primary School, Rustenburg.

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Xeikon Wallpaper décor a FESPA eyecatcher at Felix Schoeller
Posted on 18 May 2018
Xeikon Wallpaper décor a FESPA eyecatcher at Felix Schoeller

Demonstrating the large variety in digital printing was the focus for this year’s FESPA in Berlin for the Felix Schoeller Group headquartered in Osnabrück.

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New Fiery DFE for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press
Posted on 18 May 2018
New Fiery DFE for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press

Electronics For Imaging and Xerox Corporation have announced the availability of the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server Powered by Fiery for the new Xerox Iridesse Production Press, as demonstrated at EFI Connect earlier this year.

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HG Molenaar’s polypropylene fresh milk labels will save dairies a bundle
Posted on 18 May 2018
HG Molenaar’s polypropylene fresh milk labels will save dairies a bundle

HG Molenaar’s Packaging Equipment division is offering GERNEP labellers to reliably wrap high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fresh milk containers in normal polypropylene (PP) labels usually associated with carbonated soft drinks (CSD).

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Stefan Fageräng now leads Tetra Pak Southern Africa
Posted on 18 May 2018
Stefan Fageräng now leads Tetra Pak Southern Africa

Stefan Fageräng has taken over as MD of Tetra Pak Southern Africa in May, 2018 to replace former MD, John Strömblad.

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Agfa Graphics launches hybrid flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED
Posted on 18 May 2018
Agfa Graphics launches hybrid flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED

Agfa Graphics made a bold move with an immersive booth concept that used virtual reality and interactive sensory experiences to introduce its next-generation inkjet printing solutions.

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Copy Express continues rapid expansion with Xerox
Posted on 16 May 2018
Copy Express continues rapid expansion with Xerox

Copy Express, one of Cape Town’s fastest growing retail printing franchise chains, has added the Xerox Versant 80 to its flagship store.

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X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’
Posted on 08 May 2018
X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’

The workshops are designed for print and packaging professionals seeking to build their knowledge of colour management through hands-on training and practical applications.

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Durrant Printing Solutions Making print efficient
Posted on 04 May 2018
Durrant Printing Solutions Making print efficient

For Durrant Printing Solutions in Pretoria printing is all about the efficiency which can be offered to clients.

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The future of Print in the digital workplace
Posted on 04 May 2018
The future of Print in the digital workplace

With technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, the print industry is poised for profound change as we head towards 2025.

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New Groundbreaking Biobased Facility opened in Illinois
Posted on 04 May 2018
New Groundbreaking Biobased Facility opened in Illinois

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company ADM) have announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois.

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Heidelberg presents the latest technologies for secure documents
Posted on 04 May 2018
Heidelberg presents the latest technologies for secure documents

What state-of-the-art technologies are available for adding security features to ID documents to make them counterfeit-proof?

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Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 04 May 2018
Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility

Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been independently evaluated by EcoVadis.

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Esko Text Recognition makes text changes in artwork fast, safe and simple
Posted on 04 May 2018
Esko Text Recognition makes text changes in artwork fast, safe and simple

Esko has extended its portfolio of innovative solutions with Text Recognition, a new plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that makes last-minute copy changes to outlined text fast, safe and simple.

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New radio and TV adverts for Plastics SA focus on marine litter
Posted on 04 May 2018
New radio and TV adverts for Plastics SA focus on marine litter

Plastics SA has released a series of new radio and television adverts in which it addresses the issue of plastics litter found in the marine environment.

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Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities
Posted on 04 May 2018
Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton’s local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. However the community investment goes so much further than news.

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Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages
Posted on 04 May 2018
Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages

Tetra Pak aims to launch a paper straw suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year.

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Friedrich-Koenig medal goes to his great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schüne
Posted on 04 May 2018
Friedrich-Koenig medal goes to his great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schüne

Claus Bolza-Schünemann was honoured with the Friedrich-Koenig medal for his exceptional achievements in press manufacturing. ‚I am deeply honoured to receive this award‘,said Bolza-Schünemann at the award ceremony.

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Are you ready for The GAPP Awards 2018?
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
Are you ready for The GAPP Awards 2018?

Calling for entries and qualified judges for The GAPP Awards 2018. Now is the time to stand out from the crowd and to Celebrate the Pinnacle of Excellence.

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Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers

Leveraging inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for mainstream print equipment and consumable suppliers, according to the latest research from Smithers Pira.

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BOBST builds innovative infrastructure in Lyon
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
BOBST builds innovative infrastructure in Lyon

In September 2018, Bobst Lyon will open its Competence Center at its Bron site near Lyon.

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Canon appoints new President & CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
Canon appoints new President & CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), succeeding Rokus van Iperen Canon EMEA has announcesd Yuichi Ishizuka as the new President & CEO for who is retiring after six years in the role.

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ErgoSoft – simply successful printing!
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
ErgoSoft – simply successful printing!

Based on the successful ErgoSoft RIP Version 15 and the newest product ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia, ErgoSoft focused on the expansion of the colour tools and services for ErgoSoft RIP users during the past few months.

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International Day of the Forests
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
International Day of the Forests

Last month, eight schools in the Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay region received indigenous shade and fruit trees donated by Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA).

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The successful print campaign that set a CEO strutting out in a Speedo
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
The successful print campaign that set a CEO strutting out in a Speedo

It all began with a challenge at a Tekkie Town conference last year to reach an exceptional target for December 2017 - an ‘absolutely impossible to reach’ target that had the CEO betting that he would walk in a Speedo from one Tekkie Town building to the other if it was reached.

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NUtec launches new website with enhanced functionality
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
NUtec launches new website with enhanced functionality

Leading digital ink manufacturer, NUtec is proud to announce the launch of its new website with enhanced functionality and value-add tools.

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Get to know the newly developed ICCd smart
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Get to know the newly developed ICCd smart

Manroland web systems offers a wide range of service upgrade solutions to give its customers the possibility to reduce costs and increase quality – both important aspects at the highly competitive market for commercial printers.

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Shell chooses Ricoh as its exclusive managed print services provider
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Shell chooses Ricoh as its exclusive managed print services provider

Ricoh is now the single source managed print services provider for the Shell Group.

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Esko leads the way in Automation for Sign, Display & Digital Corrugated
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Esko leads the way in Automation for Sign, Display & Digital Corrugated

The analogue-to-digital transformation is sweeping through the sign, display and corrugated markets as sign providers and corrugated converters look beyond their production equipment to find an automated end-to-end workflow that ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.

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Former print finisher lands Amazon Best Seller status
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Former print finisher lands Amazon Best Seller status

Following the successful launch of his new book, ‘Against the grain, How I went from factory floor to my own multimillion pound company, (and you could too)’ Graham Harris, Tech-ni-Fold Managing Director has announced his delight after becoming an Amazon Best seller.

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Recycling plastic pouches needs to be easier
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Recycling plastic pouches needs to be easier

After disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles, pouches could be the next target in the waste reduction landscape, due to the difficulty of recycling these packs, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company.

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Esko XPS Crystal receives EFIA 2018 Gold Award for Technical Innovation
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Esko XPS Crystal receives EFIA 2018 Gold Award for Technical Innovation

Esko has announced that its XPS Crystal flexo plate Exposure Unit has received the prestigious 2018 EFIA Gold Award for Technical Innovation. The EFIA Awards were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, UK on Wednesday 14 March.

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Heidelberg optimises financing structure
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Heidelberg optimises financing structure

Heidelberg has further optimised its financing structure and agreed a new syndicated credit line with improved conditions with its banking group.

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ROTOCON Supports Team Woolworths Rotolabel
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
ROTOCON Supports Team Woolworths Rotolabel

ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry once again joined its customer Rotolabel as a co-sponsor of Team Woolworths Rotolabel in the 15th edition of the Absa Cape Epic Race 2018.

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What does print mean to you? Does it have a future
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
What does print mean to you? Does it have a future

The future of print is unclear, not due to a spiralling decline, on the contrary it is rather due to the unparalleled climb in the volume of printed material. This may seem to be a bit of an incongruous statement given the recent history of print when it seemed that print might disappear into the annals of history and be lost to antiquity.

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Global packaging services market to reach $50 billion in 2023
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Global packaging services market to reach $50 billion in 2023

The introduction of new business models and greater vertical integration will help transform the packaging market according to the latest exclusive strategic research from Smithers Pira.

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Mimaki defines the future of 3D in full-colour
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Mimaki defines the future of 3D in full-colour

Mimaki has introduced the official campaign of its innovative 3DUJ-553 3D printer. Commercially available since January 2018, the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 3D printer is unique in its colour capabilities, with the ability to produce more than 10 million colours in layers as fine as 20 microns.

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Trelleborg and Thunderbolt host South African roadshows
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Trelleborg and Thunderbolt host South African roadshows

Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation and Thunderbolt Graphics, the South African distributor for the Vulcan offset blanket brand, will host a series of open days and workshops during April, including one at Thunderbolt’s newly opened facilities in Johannesburg.

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Canon South Africa is doing wonders for carbon reductions and water saving
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Canon South Africa is doing wonders for carbon reductions and water saving

For the third consecutive year, Canon South Africa has reached it target to offset its carbon footprint by a minimum of 365 tons of CO2e. Now well on its way to becoming a carbon neutral business, Canon South Africa offset over 365 Tons, equalling 19.34 per cent of its carbon emissions, in 2017.

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Koenig & Bauer offers close-up insights into rotary die cutting
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Koenig & Bauer offers close-up insights into rotary die cutting

Koenig & Bauer invited trade professionals to its Radebeul facility in the second half of March to learn more about the benefits of rotary die-cutting on the Rapida RDC 106 in packaging, label and commercial production.

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Personalised labelling the way of the future
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Personalised labelling the way of the future

Personalised labelling, or mass personalisation, the trend that sees brand owners and consumers personalise a label with a message or an image, is being driven by innovative suppliers and equipment manufactures in the printing market.

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BirdLife South Africa saves R200k per annum by switching to Ricoh
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
BirdLife South Africa saves R200k per annum by switching to Ricoh

BirdLife South Africa is saving approximately R17 000 every month after replacing its document imaging environment with Ricoh equipment supplied, deployed, and now maintained by Cortez Asset Finance, an Authorised Ricoh Business Partner.

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Marabu at FESPA 2018
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Marabu at FESPA 2018

Berlin is the venue for the 2018 FESPA trade fair. At stand B30 in hall 1.2, Marabu will be presenting its proven portfolio of inks, plus many new solutions in screen and pad printing for food packaging, operator control panels and glass.

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Heidelberg presents its new digital press – the new Versafire EV
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Heidelberg presents its new digital press – the new Versafire EV

The enhancement of the new Versafire digital printing generation is fully focused on customer benefit and the market requirements. With the Versafire EV, Heidelberg now offers a truly versatile digital production system, designed for use at entry level as well as by experienced digital printing providers.

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Plastics industry releases results of 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Plastics industry releases results of 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry and local co-ordinator of the annual International Coastal Clean-Up volunteer efforts, has released the audited results of the biggest pollutants found on our beaches during 2017.

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Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified
Posted on 27 Mar 2018
Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified

In the children’s movie ‘The Incredibles’ the villain states that when everyone is special no-one is special. This is a rather negative way of looking at life, because being special is about more than just being better than everyone else it is about accountability. To quote another movie – Spiderman – ‘with great power comes great responsibility’.

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Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers
Posted on 27 Mar 2018
Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers

Leveraging inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for mainstream print equipment and consumable suppliers, according to the latest research from Smithers Pira.

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Asahi Photoproducts Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Asahi Photoproducts Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018

Asahi Photoproducts has reported it will be showing its full line of flexographic plate solutions for the packaging industry featuring its Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018 in Milan.

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Ricoh extends inkjet innovation leadership
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Ricoh extends inkjet innovation leadership

Ricoh South Africa is announcing another step in its journey to be the most innovative inkjet printing company in the world.

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Truepress Jet L350uv series surpasses record of 100 units shipped
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Truepress Jet L350uv series surpasses record of 100 units shipped

SCREEN Graphic Solutions has announced that cumulative shipments of its Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing systems have now passed the 100 unit mark worldwide.

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BOBST ‘20SEVEN-We make it happen’ Open House
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
BOBST ‘20SEVEN-We make it happen’ Open House

The signs that it would be a great event for the flexo printing industry were all there but the huge turnout of Open House visitors greatly exceeded expectations.

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Epson South Africa appoints Bianca Moonsamy as consumer account manager
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Epson South Africa appoints Bianca Moonsamy as consumer account manager

Epson South Africa has appointed Bianca Moonsamy as its consumer account manager, responsible for managing Epson’s client accounts, as well as Epson’s relationship with its distributors and retailers.

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Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award

Koenig & Bauer has been named among the winners of this year’s iF Design Award and can thus point proudly to a world-renowned seal of design excellence.

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X-Rite and Pantone Win prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD for second consecutive year
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
X-Rite and Pantone Win prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD for second consecutive year

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC are the winners of this year’s world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD for its Virtual Light Booth (VLB).

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Canon achieves Fogra PSD accreditation for sheetfed production presses
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
Canon achieves Fogra PSD accreditation for sheetfed production presses

Canon Europe has achieved Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) certification conforming to FOGRA51 for the imagePRESS C10000VP series, imagePRESS C850 series and Océ VarioPrint i-series printers at its Customer Experience Center in Venlo, The Netherlands.

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Agfa Graphics launches Adamas, its newest eco-friendly printing plate
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
Agfa Graphics launches Adamas, its newest eco-friendly printing plate

Adamas brings robustness to a whole new level and offers every benefit of chem-free solutions.

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SCREEN receives 2018 Technology Award
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
SCREEN receives 2018 Technology Award

SCREEN Graphic Solutions products have been honoured with a 2018 technology award by the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology (JSPST).

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Award for personnel policy at Koenig & Bauer
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
Award for personnel policy at Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer received a coveted first prize for its personnel policy at an award ceremony held in Berlin on 20 February 2018.

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WPO announces winners of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
WPO announces winners of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

‘The Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award was established with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across every country around the world,’

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Trends for 2018 that will shape the future of the print industry
Posted on 08 Mar 2018
Trends for 2018 that will shape  the future of the print industry

Analogue print is set to grow from $659 billion in 2012 to $677 billion in 2022 on the back of packaging growth and increasing demand across Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Retrenchment laws still being broken
Posted on 08 Mar 2018
Retrenchment laws still being broken

Hardly a day goes by when I do not receive calls for help from employees complaining about unfair retrenchment or from employers being taken to the CCMA and Labour Court for unfair dismissal due to operational requirements.

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GMG CoZone 2.2 brings ultra-high resolution to large formats
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
GMG CoZone 2.2 brings ultra-high resolution to large formats

Colour management expert GMG has made its cloud-platform even more powerful for users in Version 2.2. The maximum image resolution has been increased to 7000 pixels and can go even finer.

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Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics enter into strategic alliance
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics enter into strategic alliance

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and Agfa Graphics, a leading supplier in prepress offset and inkjet print, have entered into an important strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.

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Trelleborg prepares for Euro CanTech Exhibition
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Trelleborg prepares for Euro CanTech Exhibition

Visitors to the forthcoming Euro CanTech event - 19 – 21 March, Milan, Italy - will be able to hear about the latest developments from Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation.

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Magic Moments on Felix Schoeller Group Premium Papers at the Winter Olympics
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Magic Moments on Felix Schoeller Group Premium Papers at the Winter Olympics

The triple triumph in the Biathlon, the incredible figure skating of Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, Andreas Wellinger’s gold in the ski jump and, last but not least, the unbelievable success story of the German men’s ice hockey team: the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang provided plenty of unforgettable, magic moments.

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Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery celebrates turning 50
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery celebrates turning 50

It was a memorable event where industry partners, exhibitors, suppliers, media, employees both past and present, shareholders and owners joined together at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate the 50th birthday of exhibition organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

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Yili Weikezi milk drink comes alive with augmented reality
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Yili Weikezi milk drink comes alive with augmented reality

Yili Weikezi milk drink makes a quantum leap in milk packaging with a voiceprint of popular singer Han Lu printed on each milk package, according to a leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Xerox named one of World’s Most Ethical companies for 12th year
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Xerox named one of World’s Most Ethical companies for 12th year

Xerox has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees

Passionate and positive customer feedback will help shape Durst thinking for future events after record attendances at the ‘inspiring and engaging’ Digital Days at its world headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy, which concluded recently.

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Mimaki Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer raises the bar
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Mimaki Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer raises the bar

Mimaki has announced that textile and apparel professionals received its Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer warmly during demonstrations at a series of industry trade shows in 2016 and 2017.

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The Conference timetable for Propak East Africa 2018 is launched
Posted on 27 Feb 2018
The Conference timetable for Propak East Africa 2018 is launched

Preparations are in full swing ahead of Propak East Africa 2018. Organisers of the region’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the packaging industry have announced the Conference schedule.

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Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces EkoCure XS
Posted on 27 Feb 2018
Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces EkoCure XS

Flint Group is proud to globally launch EkoCure XS – a UV LED ink series with the best adhesion and post shrink performance on shrink substrates, that is also dual-cure, and provides consistent cure at the highest printing speeds.

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Smithers Pira forecasts industrial packaging industry to grow by 3.2% to 2022
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
Smithers Pira forecasts industrial packaging industry to grow by 3.2% to 2022

New analysis from Smithers Pira shows that the industrial printing market will grow steadily across 2017-2022, despite significant evolution of supply chains.

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Packaging’s Ecological Footprint
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
Packaging’s Ecological Footprint

As global retail sales of packaging increased by two per cent in 2016, the environmental damage caused by the ‘make, use, dispose’ economy is of growing concern.

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Ricoh presents broadest portfolio at FESPA 2018
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Ricoh presents broadest portfolio at FESPA 2018

Ricoh will be using FESPA to highlight how its latest wave of innovations can help print providers profitably expand their services.

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EFI launches new VUTEk HS Presses for high-volume applications
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
EFI launches new VUTEk HS Presses for high-volume applications

Electronics For Imaging announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for ‘Fast Graphics’ out-of-home applications to its industry leading line-up of hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format products.

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Remarkable wins for BOBST customers at FlexoStars 2017
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Remarkable wins for BOBST customers at FlexoStars 2017

The inventor of the revolutionary THQ printing technology took away the Prix de l’Innovation at the competition for the best work in flexographic printing. The jury also gave awards (FlexoStars) to four Bobst Group customers for the quality of their work in the corrugated cardboard category.

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Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, and OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet.

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Summa unveils a new size of its F Series flatbed finishing systems
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Summa unveils a new size of its F Series flatbed finishing systems

Summa has announced the introduction of its new size of F Series flatbed finishing system, the F1832.

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BOBST AluBond a Breakthrough in High Metal Adhesion
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
BOBST AluBond a Breakthrough in High Metal Adhesion

BOBST has developed an innovative approach to the packaging industry through its vacuum metallizers.

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Koenig & Bauer named one of Germany’s top employers
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
Koenig & Bauer named one of Germany’s top employers

Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer, landed in 27th place in the latest list and is thus one of the ‘Top National Employers of 2018’.

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017

Electronics For Imaging, has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December 2017.

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Xeikon celebrates Heimtextil 2018 sales success
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Xeikon celebrates Heimtextil 2018 sales success

The ability of Xeikon’s breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite to support cost effective short run production proved to be strong enough convincer for PPS and K&L Wall Art at this year’s Heimtextil.

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Konica Minolta achieves 30 worldwide installations for AccurioJet KM-1
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Konica Minolta achieves 30 worldwide installations for AccurioJet KM-1

Konica Minolta has revealed important market updates for its AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet digital press, which was commercially launched at drupa in 2016. More than 30 worldwide installations have been achieved, including new ones in Europe for January and February this year.

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Welcoming the new Anapurna H1650i LED
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Welcoming the new Anapurna H1650i LED

The latest addition to the Anapurna LED series – the Anapurna H1650i LED – is a smaller version of the popular and robust Anapurna H2050i LED printer, with which it shares several features and benefits. Like its bigger brother, the new Anapurna prints on rigid and flexible media by means of LED curing, resulting in a lower cost of ownership.

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A new reader survey suggests print investment opportunities
Posted on 13 Feb 2018
A new reader survey suggests print investment opportunities

Digital fatigue is a phrase that keeps cropping up lately in relation to people’s reading habits. I saw it again, most recently, in a global survey conducted by Two Sides, which included South African respondents. And South Africans, it seems, want to buck the trends.

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What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018
Posted on 13 Feb 2018
What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Changing customer preferences, increased mobility, tightening regulation and technological change are reshaping the print industry.

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High Performance Vacuum Metallizing from the BOBST K5 VISION
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
High Performance Vacuum Metallizing from the BOBST K5 VISION

The new BOBST K5 VISION is a compact vacuum metallizer ideal for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers.

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Koenig & Bauer offers inventory management and batch tracking via smartphone
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Koenig & Bauer offers inventory management and batch tracking via smartphone

The Rapida LiveApp with its info panel and maintenance manager functionalities has been on the market for around a year. Moving ahead, it is now to be expanded with the so-called ProductionApp as an indispensable assistant in the production environment.

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Mimaki launches new website with focus on endless application possibilities
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Mimaki launches new website with focus on endless application possibilities

Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand-new Mimaki Europe website.

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OMET: quality and reliability acknowledged all over the world
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
OMET: quality and reliability acknowledged all over the world

It is not about choosing just a supplier, but a real partner whose technology can improve the printer’s business and increase the profits.

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Mondi relaunches IQ as ‘The intelligent Paper Brand’
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Mondi relaunches IQ as ‘The intelligent Paper Brand’

Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, gives its office and professional printing paper IQ a brand new look. The IQ brand concept revolves around ‘Intelligence’ and what it means to be an intelligent paper solution, offering the right answer for all needs, from offset to digital printing.

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Muller Martini and Kolbus Set the Strategic Course for The Future
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
Muller Martini and Kolbus Set the Strategic Course for The Future

Muller Martini has taken over the perfect binding and bookline business from Kolbus. This includes also the service and spare parts business for all Kolbus bookbinding systems installed worldwide.

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New EFI MarketDirect Customer Engagement Platform
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
New EFI MarketDirect Customer Engagement Platform

Printing companies, agencies, marketing service providers, educational institutions and small to medium corporations have a new tool to drive integrated customer engagement with EFI MarketDirect from Electronics For Imaging.

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Xerox VersaLink, Android and Near Field Communication (NFC)
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
Xerox VersaLink, Android and Near Field Communication (NFC)

Near field communication (NFC) enables devices to communicate with each other when they are 10 centimetres or closer to each other.

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YOUR PRINTERS MATTER MORE THAN YOU THINK
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
YOUR PRINTERS MATTER MORE THAN YOU THINK

Why the Device Still Matters The most popular Enterprise Matters post in 2017 has been ‘Why the Device Matters,’ which originally published in February. For the past year, the blog has been steadily raising awareness about new ways multifunction printers (MFPs) help us at work. They’ve become ‘workplace assistants’ that manage our documents, rou

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Novus Holdings moves to save water
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Novus Holdings moves to save water

Novus Holdings, South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company based in Cape Town, has taken action to reduce its reliance on municipal water, having spent in excess of R1,7 million on various water-saving initiatives at its Paarl Media Cape division since early 2017. Businesses across the drought-stricken Western Cape have re

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Xeikon Café 2018 introduces Academy
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Xeikon Café 2018 introduces Academy

The Xeikon Café Exhibition and Conference, scheduled to take place 20-23 March 2018 in Belgium, will feature a range of newly introduced components that will make the event even more relevant, informative and interactive for participants. The 2018 edition will mark the introduction of an educational Academy with technology-driven presentations and

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SA Vinyls Association donates PVC Beach Wheelchair
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
SA Vinyls Association donates PVC Beach Wheelchair

As part of its commitment to the environment and community, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair, made from PVC pipes, to Cross Home Care based in the Gansbaai area, Western Cape., the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair, made from PVC pipes

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ICP-ROTO Partners with Toray to convert production to Waterless printing
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
ICP-ROTO Partners with Toray to convert production to Waterless printing

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, has reported that ICP-ROTO Industry Graphic, a commercial printer located in Le Port, Island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, has completely reconfigured its production operation from conventional coldset web to waterless offset.

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Mpumalanga Municipal Councillors learn more about Recycling
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Mpumalanga Municipal Councillors learn more about Recycling

Forty municipal councillors of the 18 municipalities of the Mpumalanga Province received in-depth training into the recycling of packaging material thanks to a two-day workshop arranged by Packaging SA and hosted at the Plastics SA head office in Midrand recently.

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IIJ targets wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
IIJ targets wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil

Experts from Industrial Inkjet Ltd met wit major wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil to update them on IIJ’s development of a full speed industrial wallpaper-production capability using digital technology.

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Your printers matter more than you think
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Your printers matter more than you think

Most people overlook the humble multifunction printer (MFP), acknowledging its importance to the workday only when it has gone offline.

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Flint Group announces a global price increase for all Packaging Inks products
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Flint Group announces a global price increase for all Packaging Inks products

Increased, incremental cost escalation forces Flint Group to raise the prices of its Packaging Inks products.

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Sappi expands its speciality and packaging paper capacity
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Sappi expands its speciality and packaging paper capacity

Sappi Limited has announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for CHF146.5 million (approximately $149 million).

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Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018

Xeikon will be bringing its breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite for digital manufacturing of wall decoration applications to Heimtextil, scheduled for 8 to 12 January 2018 in Frankfurt.

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Customers flock to Ricoh’s Art of The New production inkjet showcase
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Customers flock to Ricoh’s Art of The New production inkjet showcase

Ricoh is helping creative print service providers learn how inkjet helps them access new opportunities.

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Koenig & Bauer donates EUR 60 300 to Doctors without Borders
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Koenig & Bauer donates EUR 60 300 to Doctors without Borders

Marking its 200th anniversary, Koenig & Bauer requested guests instead of bringing gifts to make a donation to the global aid organisation Doctors Without Borders / Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V.

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ARMOR announces inkanto branded thermal transfer ribbons
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
 ARMOR announces inkanto branded thermal transfer ribbons

ARMOR Africa announced a new range of branded thermal transfer ribbons - called inkanto, which will be available in South Africa at the beginning of 2018.

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Growth and opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Growth and opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa

When looking for investment opportunities, global companies have a number of factors which they have to weigh up.

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Digital Signage Market size to exceed $23bn by 2023
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Digital Signage Market size  to exceed $23bn by 2023

Global Digital Signage Market share is set to grow at 5.2 per cent CAGR from 2016 to 2023 impelled by the rising technological advancements and urbanized infrastructure; according to research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Ricoh’s customer experience centre
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Ricoh’s customer experience centre

Workers want innovative technology and digital solutions to help them increase their productivity, according to a study commissioned by Ricoh.

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Africa’s three largest BOP markets By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Africa’s three largest BOP markets By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International

There is no fixed definition of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP), as it contains a mix of incomes, living standards, rural-urban locations, and varying levels of access to goods and services, including education, healthcare and organised financial services.

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Robots in the Printing Industry
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Robots in the Printing Industry

About 10 years ago, a well known and well-liked Johannesburg Printer, since retired, said to me that he dreamt of the day when he could wake up in the morning, go to his Print works, switch on the lights and then …… just press a button and after that everything would be automatic.

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Canon’s imagePRESS C850 series reaches one-year anniversary
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Canon’s imagePRESS C850 series reaches one-year anniversary

Canon Europe has announced that more than 900 devices from the imagePRESS C850 series of production colour presses have been installed in EMEA following its launch a year ago.

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Heidelberg celebrates the world premiere of the Primefire 106
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Heidelberg celebrates the world premiere of the Primefire 106

More than 70 customers from 40 packaging manufacturers from all over Europe took advantage of an opportunity at the beginning of November for an in-depth visit to the packaging printing company Multi Packaging Solutions in Obersulm.

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Scodix starts commercial roll-out of Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Scodix starts commercial roll-out of Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced that the Scodix E106 press will be commercially available from December 2017. The next units are planned to be installed in the EU and USA during Q1 2018.

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Novus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Novus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board

In June 2017, the Competition Commission approved the proposed merger between Novus Holdings, a leader in commercial print and manufacturing, and ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions.

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Esko launches largest digital cutting table for non-stop production
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Esko launches largest digital cutting table for non-stop production

Esko has launched the Kongsberg C66, a digital finishing table designed for short run production of corrugated applications.

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Imaging of Things - EFI Presents Cutting-edge Applications at InPrint
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Imaging of Things - EFI Presents Cutting-edge Applications at InPrint

Electronics For Imaging showcased Imaging of Things - inkjet printing applications for display graphics, interior décor and architectural elements, and other industrial applications - at InPrint, 14-16 November, in Munich.

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WPO announces new Executive Board during Board Meeting in Brazil
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
WPO announces new Executive Board during Board Meeting in Brazil

During the seconnd Board Meeting of 2017, on November 7 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the new President of WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org), the Australian Pierre Pienaar, elected on May during Interpack, announced his new Executive Board for 2018-2020 term.

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Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen

Screen’s position as a market leader in labels has been further strengthened by another successful Labelexpo show.

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Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa

With three Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius on 20, Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 and in Windhoek, Namibia on 27 October Flexofit answered an ever-rising demand for professional education in the printing industry in Africa.

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Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox

Minuteman Press has created a winning formula based on a successful franchise model, in-depth training and the best technology available.

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Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced the launch of the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station, the ultimate multi material system.

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Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year

Heidelberg made further progress in operational and strategic development in the first half of 2017/18.

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Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions

Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) the largest Xerox distributor in the world has announced the appointment of Vivek Venkatkumar as its new financial director.

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IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future

Post IPEX 2017, exhibitors have reflected on the past week at the NEC and their successes at the print industry’s event. Exhibitors which showcased their latest products and technologies have responded with their thoughts on the exhibition and the future of IPEX.

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Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase

Novus Holdings has announced a headline earnings increase of 13,3 per cent to R229 million for the six months to September 2017.

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Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

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Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment

Carton packs protect food that families need for healthy, happy, well-developed lives as it makes its way from farms to their tables and consumption on the go.

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Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter

The in-mould label market is continuously growing globally at around 4.3 per cent, and more than two thirds of the worldwide production is required for food packaging.

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Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017

Hamillroad Software, a UK based software company specialising in prepress solutions, has collaborated with FlexoTech to organise a charity raffle at the 2017 International FlexoTech Awards on 23 November, to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

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Xerox Secure Print Feature
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Xerox Secure Print Feature

Secure Print is a super hero: Easier than a cryptogram, more powerful than a snooping co-worker, able to secure data in a single, simple process, it’s a trick!? It’s an illusion!? No! It’s Secure Print!

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Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System

Primera Technology Europe has announced its new FX500e Foil Imprinting System.

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Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer

Electronics for Imaging has reported that Sandton, South Africa-based Beith Digital has established a full soft signage offering for its customers and raised the bar for image quality and productivity with its EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 printer.

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Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg

Flexofit GmbH from Germany successfully held its second international Flexofit seminar at O.R. Tambo Intercontinental Airport Hotel in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

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Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation

Euromonitor International recently completed the full publication of its 2017 Packaging edition, and our latest research affirms a widespread solid performance for packaging in 2016.

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EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press

Electronics For Imaging has announced the availability of a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) for the Xerox iGen 5 Press. The Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server Powered by Fiery first made its debut at PRINT 17.

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Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by plastics leaders to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics SA’s Operation Clean Sweep.

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Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting for the first time at formnext 2017, the international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies.

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Kemtek promotion
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Kemtek promotion

Johan Faurie has been promoted to head of the conventional division at Kemtek Imaging Systems, overseeing national sales of Fujifilm lithographic consumables, Screen prepress equipment, Komori sheetfed presses and Perfecta guillotine cutting systems.

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Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

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Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press

According to Info Trends, production colour inkjet print will account for 57 per cent of the total production digital colour page volume by 2019.

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Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more

For the seventh time in succession, Heidelberg welcomed printers and production managers from France, Germany, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Austria, and Switzerland to benefit from additional expertise in relation to coating applications. Around 120 attendees came this year to the exclusive four-day learning event, which was held from 15 to 19 Septembe

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Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform

Print services providers can profitably produce a wide range of applications, from transactional print such as bills, statements and policy documents to books, direct mail and pharmaceutical leaflets, using Ricoh’s new Pro V20000 series continuous feed inkjet platform.

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Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print

Master Print, based in Florida on the West Rand, recently installed a Xerox Versant 80 digital colour production press to replace an ageing Xerox 700 press.

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Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape

Polyoak Packaging welcomes visitors to its Propak Cape 2017 stand B32, to explore its newly formed Dairypack Cartons division

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Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future

Ricoh SA has created a demonstration facility at its new office in Linbro Business Park, Johannesburg, that showcases the deep interconnectivity between its solutions to meet the evolved needs of a rapidly digitalising world.

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Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award

Muller Martini had the great honour of being presented with the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award for its Finishing 4.0 book production line for runs of one copy at the Swiss Industry 4.0 Conference at the TRAFO Culture and Congress Center in Baden.

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Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon announced at Label Expo Europe an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio.

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Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo

The German specialty paper manufacturer will be at this trade fair, showcasing its S-RACE sublimation papers and STYLine nonwoven wallpapers specially developed for digital printing

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Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI

Konica Minolta has been announced as the Industry Group Leader in the segment ‘Technology Hardware & Equipment’ of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2017.

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Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.

Economic and demographic trends are key determinants of packaging market growth within any particular country.

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Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017

Packaging in the retail market has become a fascinating marketing tool that has an important role to play in promotion campaigns, in defining the character of new products, and in creating brand identity and shelf impact in all product groups.

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X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management

X-Rite Incorporated together with Canon Europe has announced a new version of X-Rite’s i1Process Control colour management solution which is sold with the Canon imagePRESS digital colour presses.

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Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday

The festive week for the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG in Würzburg drew to a close with more than 13 000 visitors at the Open Day on 23 September.

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Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth?

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Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press.

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Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’
Posted on 29 Sep 2017
Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’

Propak West Africa 2017 brought together an enthusiastic packaging and print community, with exhibitors reporting high volumes of quality sales leads from senior industry representatives eager to invest.

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Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon has announced an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio. The Xeikon PX3000 will become available in both a four-colour and five-colour configuration.

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VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo

In a deal signed yesterday at Labelexpo, South African label printer, VR Print (Pty), will introduce digital to its production facility in Durban with a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press.

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SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems

SCREEN Graphic Solutions has finalised development of its new PlateRite Ultima 16000N series of thermal plate recorders for plate sizes including up to 16 A4 pages.

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At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives

On 1 September, eight young people started their training at POLAR-Mohr, entering a new phase in their lives. In the next three-and-a-half years they will be intensively prepared for their professional lives. Three young people will be trained as industrial mechanics, three as mechatronic technicians and two as industrial management assistants.

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Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160

Mimaki has announced the launch of the Mimaki UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solutions. These two systems add creativity to the production of signs and display graphics, while maintaining Mimaki’s signature affordability and ease of use.

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Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj

Rafael Hinojosa S.A., a technological leader in integrated packaging product development and converting, has reported that it is in successful production using the world’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass ultra-high-speed corrugated packaging press from Electronics For Imaging.

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Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth? Higher image quality, greater media latitude and advanced inline finishing capabilities – the calling cards of the new Xerox Versant 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses.

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Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press

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The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels

What is the best way to overcome negativity? In the most simplistic terms it is with an equal or greater amount of positivity. And what could be more positive than being lauded and celebrated as a winner.

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Fake News is in the News
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Fake News is in the News

Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is ‘Killing people’s minds and tech needs to launch a counter attack’. There has to be a massive campaign, added Cook. The EU’s digital chief has warned Facebook and other social media companies they must take a stronger stance against fake news or face action from Brussels.

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Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u

Electronics For Imaging and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have announced two new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) designed to drive the AccurioPress line of digital presses from Konica Minolta.

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Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality
Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality

Canon Europe has launched its new 12-colour, 1524mm large-format professional inkjet printer to complete the imagePROGRAF PRO series.

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October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!

The date has been set for The GAPP Awards 2018 in Association with Avery Dennison.

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Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions

Global demand for functional and barrier coatings in paper and paperboard applications, is forecast to grow by 4.9 per cent year-on-year to $5.18 billion by 2022.

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Opportunities and Challenges in global economies
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Opportunities and Challenges in global economies

In a white paper entitled Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, Euromonitor International looked at the trends which will influence economic growth through 2017.