News 11 SEPTEMBER 2014
The Tau LFS 330
is a complete system for digital labels and specialty packaging. It prints on a 13” web and, along with the Tau 330, it utilizes Durst’s
low-migration/low odor inks for industrial labels like food packaging and pharmaceutical segments. The LFS incorporates state-of-the-art laser diecutting technology from Spartanics and a 1,000-watt laser that delivers speed matching, automatic job changeovers and waste reduction. It can handle multiple jobs in a single pass press and virtually uninterrupted printing.
The LFS handles a variety of papers, films, polyester, polycarbonates and metalized materials, does flexible cutting—kiss, through, perforate, engrave, mark and score. UV coating, laminations and slitting can also be added to the system. >>
News 29 AUGUST 2014
., a Canadian provider of envelopes and related packaging products, has announced an investment of $500,000 to continue providing quality services.
The company plans to install a Winker + Dunnebier 234DL— a four colour inkjet envelope overprinting press in its Ville LaSalle plant. The 234DL was designed to create full-colour personalized direct mail and can print static and variable images on a variety of substrates at speeds of up to 30,000 pieces per hour.
News 21 AUGUST 2014
Esko and Highcon have expanded its partnership with an OEM agreement that will see Highcon distribute, install and support the Esko CAD digital dront end (DFE) software as a complement to the Highcon Elucid. The system is available immediately
Esko’s CAD software is already the standard for processing structural designs for production on the Highcon Euclid. It converts packaging structures to the finishing format required by the Euclid, which receives its CAD cutting and creasing information from ArtiosCAD prepared or converted DFX files. With the new OEM agreement, the Euclid will now offer an on-board software tool, the Highcon Light Editor that allows Euclid operators to take advantage of digital technology by editing crease and cut lines in the structural design of the job at the point of production, including the ability to incorporate last-minute changes. It also enables optimizing of nicks by increasing or decreasing their size or adding or removing them; and adding, removing or editing stripping lines. >>
New Products 21 AUGUST 2014
has added the Konsberg V Series to its family of finishing tables. The new series promises reliability, precision and ease for companies in the packaging and sign and display markets looking to provide its customers with productive digital finishing.
News 21 AUGUST 2014
Mark Andy Inc., a package printing equipment, support, supplies and consumables company, announced that an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, Mark Andy\'s former chief executive officer, and the current management team has completed the purchase of Mark Andy, Inc. from American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P.(AIP). AIP will continue as a minority investor in Mark Andy along with Graycliff Partners, an independent investment firm focused on middle market investments. >>