New Products 6 APRIL 2015
Heidelberg has released the Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor
, a zoneless inking unit with dampening system for short runs. The new unit reduces waste, up to 90 percent when compared to machines with conventional inking units, making the machine an environmentally friendly option.
New Products 9 MARCH 2015
, Inc., a supplier of folder/gluers and specialized bindery finishing equipment for printing and packaging facilities, has developed the Rotary Die-Cutter System. The new machine is specifically designed to integrate complex die-cutting, folding and gluing functions on a range of sheet-fed media and packaging.
New Products 19 FEBRUARY 2015
OKI Data Americas
is upgrading its multimedia production platform family of production-quality A3 color devices by announcing the release of the new C931e and C941e. The new full-colour devices offer enhanced feature sets, speed, and superior output quality, which includes white and clear printing capabilities (C941e). >>
News 6 FEBRUARY 2015
Weber Marking Systems Canada
, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of pressure-sensitive labels and labeling systems has named Michael Brown vice president and general manager.
Brown has over 20 years of executive leadership experience. He served as president of Domino Canada for several years and in 2007 was appointed to the role of president-North American operations, responsible for the U.S., Canadian and Mexican businesses. >>
News 3 DECEMBER 2014
Xeikon’s strategy of focusing on the label and packaging market is paying off with impressive growth. That was the key message during a press and analyst meeting, which the company hosted in in Orlando, Fla., in late November.
PrintCAN editor, fourth from left, and colleagues suit up to tour the Xymogen nutritional supplement facility in Orlando.
Company execs delivered an update on the company’s performance to date, and took the journalists and analysts to tour Xymogen, a manufacturers and distributor of nutritional supplements, which also houses a digital label printing shop with a Xeikon 3500 press. >>
News 7 NOVEMBER 2014
Israel campaign for Diet Coke has created a exclusively colourful experience for its customers. For the company’s "Stay Extraordinary"
campaign coke bottles were covered with unique, one-of-a-kind labels. How unique? Well there were over 2 million bottles produced and every single bottle is different.
News 31 OCTOBER 2014
The global inkjet market is forecast to grow rapidly at an average annual growth rate of 12.7% in volume terms between 2014 and 2019.
In 2014 inkjet ink sales will be $6.2 billion, some 57,500 tonnes, while printers and converters will spend a total of $3.3 billion on new inkjet presses and equipment. Prospects for growth in all sectors are very positive.
The new study - The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2019 - examines the global markets for inkjet print and printed packaging from 2009 to 2019, together with the key supplier sectors for new inkjet print equipment and inkjet inks. The study investigates the current and likely future technology developments that will shape the inkjet market over the next five years, providing market data from 2009 and forecasts to 2019, in both value and volume terms. >>
Special Feature 23 OCTOBER 2014
The Viva Healthcare Packaging management team with the company’s Gallus press. From left, Willy Thian, manufacturing director; May Chan, CEO; Darryl Laing, director, business development; Patrick Tsang, deputy CEO; Bruno Lebeault, marketing d irector; Arthur Yam, senior manager, operations and IT >>
News 15 OCTOBER 2014
Massilly North America has installed Esko’s preproduction technology software to help leverage the benefits of the company's recently purchased computer-to-plate system. The company had recently brought platemaking in-house to lower costs and turnaround times. Massilly is a manufacturer of high-quality metal twist closures and sealing machines for the food and beverage industries.
A staff member uses the new software at Massilly
Special Feature 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
By Jef Catapang
The world of industrial print is full of exotic substrates like glass, ceramic and textiles, so much so that “industrial print” is fragmented and hard to clearly define. Yet industrial printing isn’t just raising eyebrows—it’s drawing crowds. Take for example InPrint 2014, the inaugural trade show and conference focused solely on the wonders and wares of industrial print. Held in Hanover on April 8 to 10, the fledgling event drew nearly 7,000 visitors from 60 countries, more than double the expectations of its organizers.