Digital

Fespa 2017

Ricoh’s digital book printing solution and Pro C5200 series receive EDP awards

Eef De Ridder, Director Commercial Printing, Ricoh Europe, comments: «Both these solutions are designed to address the daily challenges our clients face».

Ricoh’s creative print production hardware and software solutions have won two EDP awards. They were presented at EDP Award Ceremony, Fespa, Hamburg. Winning the prestigious awards were Ricoh’s digital book printing solution, Ricoh…

Collaborations

Felix Schoeller’s STYLine wallcovering substrate qualified for Xeikon digital presses

The cooperation between Felix Schoeller and Xeikon started last year when the paper manufacturer and printing specialist worked together to qualify a range of papers for Xeikon presses.

Xeikon reported that it has qualified Felix Schoeller STYLine nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.

Technologies

Domino is addressing customer needs upgrading its coding and marking products

The company will continue to expand the x-Series by introducing the game-changing technology across the majority of its portfolio, optimising the customer’s return on investment.

Domino Printing Sciences is addressing specific customer needs by upgrading its current range of coding and marking products to incorporate the new i-Techx high-performance electronics and software platform.

Agreements

Sun Chemical and HP Indigo: collaboration

The two companies’ work will lead to the development of a comprehensive range of digital coatings to support brand owners, converters and printers alike, including overprint varnishes and adhesives tailored to complement digital solutions.

Sun Chemical has entered a collaboration agreement with HP Indigo to develop cost-effective digital coatings which would enable the adoption of digital printing in the packaging industry.

Installations

UK: PeterLynn has installed a Xeikon CX3 digital colour laber press

The Xeikon CX3 five-colour digital label press hardware offers variable substrate widths up to 330mm (13 inches). This latest machine now offers PeterLynn a top speed of 30 m/min (96 ft/min).

Xeikon has announced the installation of a new Xeikon CX3 digital colour label press at PeterLynn Ltd, Corby (UK). A long time user of the technology, PeterLynn installed its first Xeikon machine back in 2012,…

Installations

Netherlands: Vila Etiketten has purchased the HP Indigo 8000 digital press

With the new printer the Dutch company will be able to boost sales due to the increase of production capacity, added flexibility and choice for the customers’ print jobs.

HP announces that Breda’s own Vila Etiketten, a member of Optimum Group and one of the largest Dutch label makers, has purchased the HP Indigo 8000 digital press.

Installations

Israel: Orda group expands its packaging offering with HP Indigo 30000

When Orda acquired Eshel, it was an entirely analog printer, so the company looked for the right solution to drive growth through digital printing. In October 2016, Eshel installed the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, a 75 cm-format offset-matching sheetfed press for folding cartons.

Orda Group, Israeli provider of transactional and transpromo printing services, has chosen the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press to drive the next stage of its expansion into the packaging market. The new press…

Installations

Northen Irland: GPS Colour Graphics has chosen Fujifilm Superia technology

The company has the objective to boost its production capacity, reduce costs and further improve its environmental credentials.

Fujifilm announces that Belfast-based GPS Colour Graphics has chosen Fujifilm Superia technology to boost its production capacity, reduce costs and further improve its environmental credentials.

Market

Kodak will retain its Prosper inkjet business

«Prosper performed well in 2016 with a 40% increase in annuity sales for the full year. We expect our Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) to be profitable this year, including our next-generation Ultrastream investment», said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive Officer.

Eastman Kodak Company has announced it will retain its Prosper inkjet business. The decision was made following in-depth management review of business operations and multiple discussions with prospective buyers.

Installations

Germany: Rehms Druck chooses Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1

The sheetfed press further expands the company’s capabilities, enabling it to grow into new markets using one digital inkjet technology that can handle direct mail and packaging such as folding cartons, as well as a range of other key applications.

Rehms Druck GmbH has chosen Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 for its first investment in B2 inkjet. The sheetfed press further expands the company’s capabilities, enabling it to grow into new markets using one…

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