Packaging and Labelling
News 7 NOVEMBER 2014
A Coca-Cola 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.

Special Feature 29 SEPTEMBER 2014
It’s no secret that commercial printers are increasingly looking to packaging as a possible stable ground, a new arena in which to find their footing following the tumultuous recession years and the so-called death of print. The rationale is simple: while printed media may eventually go the way of the dinosaur (or at least the way of the giant panda), packages are here to stay. Even if consumers can order their Coco Puffs online, those delicious puffed grains still have to be shipped in a box. The Internet, at least not yet, has no way of duplicating the function of folding carton.

Read the rest of this article here, in our October 2013 issue.
New Products 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
Heidelberg has unveiled its new Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press. It’s based on inkjet technology from Fujifilm and was developed jointly between Heidelberg and the Gallus Group—which was taken over by Heidelberg in the summer—for the self-adhesive labels market.

New Products 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
Ryobi's latest 6-up MHI 750 packing edition series press makes packaging runs profitable in as few as 500 sheets with Ryobi smart instacolor technology and Ryobi LED UV curing system.
New Products 11 SEPTEMBER 2014
The Xeikon Cheetah was unveiled at Labelexpo Americas 2014 and with a top speed of 30 metres per minute. the company is calling it one of its most productive five-colour digital label press.

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. >>
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