Lincage Imaging Systems Becomes First Platemaking Specialist in U.S. to Achieve Esko ‘Best in Class’ Certification

Lincage Imaging Systems (‘Lincage’), the Philadelphia-based packaging pre-press and flexographic platemaking specialist

Reprographics to Take Fresh Role in Sustainable Packaging Design

Prepress partner to the label and packaging print sector, Creation Reprographics (‘Creation’), has commented on the refreshed role of reprographics in packaging design

Xaar Partners with BNI in Establishing Joint Digital Printing Laboratory in Beijing

Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement to establish a ‘Joint Digital Printing Laboratory’ with the Beijing National Innovation Institute of Lightweight Ltd. (BNI).

New Sustain Print and Packaging Material From Fresnels

International brand enhancement specialist Fresnels Innovations has launched a new eye-catching recyclable 3D transfer film.

International brand enhancement specialist Fresnels Innovations has launched a new eye-catching recyclable 3D transfer film.

SUSTAIN is a 100 percent recyclable product that is already receiving interest from brand packagers and designers looking for plastic free 3D transfer film manufactured using sustainable and repulpable processes for print enhancement purposes.

Incorporating enhanced security features for added brand protection, the film, which eliminates the requirement to invest in foiling or lamination technology, saving an estimated 90 percent in production costs when compared to traditional methods, reportedly features the succulent plant as a sustainability symbol as part of a non-laminate optical print decoration.

The 3D element is produced using proprietary Cellini™ digital sculpting technology, which is transferred on to carton board via a cold transfer process to provide an eco-friendly printable sheet. Printers can then utilise the sheets to overprint with transparent inks to create a highly individual and rich finish with the added textured feel of succulent.

SUSTAIN won the silver award at the recent Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) 2021 Gold Leaf awards in the ‘Print Decorating & Sustainability’ category - the third achievement in as many years at the awards for Fresnels, marking the optical microstructures innovator’s continued success in developing break-through film, foil and carton solutions for international luxury packaging applications.

“SUSTAIN, which incorporates the very best in advanced optical technology, will provide packaging designers with high visual impact, graceful solutions that catch the eye of consumers in a busy retail environment,” said Dr Glenn Wood, COO, Fresnels. “Brand owners and converters are excited by its strength and folding endurance coupled with freedom from mineral oil. Furthermore, the advantages SUSTAIN offers for global brands minimises the need to ship components from country to country, thus reducing transport costs and associated carbon emissions.”

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Siegwerk and Idealliance Partner to Offer G7 Training & Certification to Printing Converters and Brands Worldwide

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, recently entered into a partnership with Idealliance

KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution Moves To Its New Home at the W&H Technology Center

Renovations at the Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany, have been completed, and included moving its in-house prepress technology

Marvaco Moves to New Facilities in Finland with New Technology – a Major Step Towards Carbon-Neutral Production

Marvaco’s prepress unit in Ulvila, Finland, saw the greatest change in its history when its plate and DTP production moved to new and eco-efficient premises.

Digital Room Doubles Highcon Install

Following the successful installation of a Highcon® Euclid IIIC digital cutting and creasing machine at its Brook Park, OH site

Pack Print International to Be Held in 2022

The next edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, will be postponed to February 9 – 12, 2022 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.

Michelman Partners with HP Indigo to Help Press Owners Expand into High-Performance Label Markets

Michelman recently expanded its suite of high-performance label solutions, used with UV overprint varnishes (OPVs)

Cosmo Films Ltd. Launches CSPR-2 (M) O BTC - A Non-Tearable and Co-Extruded 100 Percent Opaque Synthetic Paper

Cosmo Films Ltd., a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, labeling and lamination applications as well as synthetic paper

Siegwerk Strengthens Its Process Management & Consulting Teams in Southeast Asia and India

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has announced the expansion of its Process Management & Consulting

Yellowstone Plastics Completes Installation of PCMC’s Fusion C Flexographic Press

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the installation of a new Fusion C printing press at flexible packaging supplier Yellowstone Plastics

Michelman Hires Two New Associates to Better Serve its Printing & Packaging Business Segment

Michelman further invests in its printing & packaging business segment by adding two new associates to better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs

Automated Mailing Services installs Rollem’s Mailstream Solution to Streamline Direct Mail Finishing

For over 30 years AMS Print & Mail Specialists, located in Blaine, WA has been providing digital printing and expertise in mail creation and injection to large and small organizations all over.

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