Macdermid Graphics Solutions Continues Transformation, Announces New Center for the Flexographic Industry

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a global leader in flexographic platemaking and printing solutions, announces plans for an exciting, collaborative endeavor, The Flexo Xperience Center (The FXC).

Nu-Maber Updates Its Flexo Plate Processing Line to Include the Latest Asahi Photoproducts Technology

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development

KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Exceeds Expectations at Dion Label

A year after the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution went into production at Dion Label Printing, John Dion, co-president of the Westfield MA-based producer of custom high-quality labels and packaging

Automate and Streamline Your Finishing Workflow With Kala XY Trimmers

Supply55, Inc. and Kala SAS are pleased to announce the release of the Kala XY trimmers for use in automating trimming and finishing output from digital printers including wallpaper, posters, labels, banners, signs and more.

Plasma Replaces Propane Torch to Improve Print Adhesion on PE Pipes

As one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of piping in Canada, CB Supplies is continuously looking for new technologies to improve efficiencies and support environmental conservation.

Water-Based Flexographic Printing Steps Up to the Sustainability Challenge

The recent Leaders Summit on Climate, hosted by U.S. President Biden, demonstrates the growing commitment leaders of many countries have to addressing the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) among other initiatives.

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Finalizes Acquisition of BASF’s Global Pigments Business

Corporation has closed on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE).

Miraclon Continues to Expand the Boundaries of Flexo with PureFlexo Printing Launch

Miraclon, home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions, hosted its first Miraclon Innovates virtual event to introduce PureFlexo™ Printing

INFOFLEX Is Coming to FTA’s Fall Conference 2021

FTA has announced that INFOFLEX, with its nearly 40-year reputation of bringing the package printing industry together, is coming to Fall Conference 2021.

Siegwerk Unveils Next Generation of Sustainable Water-Based Inks for Paper and Board Applications

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels

Market’s Fastest High Resin Thermal Transfer Coding Now Available

The SmartDate® Xtreme Plus, an innovation that recently launched, allows manufacturers to print codes with high resin thermal transfer ribbons at nearly double the speed of any other comparable option.

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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