Agfa launches foldable Synaps OM90F print media

Agfa has announced the market launch of OM90F as the latest addition to its Synaps Synthetic Papers Portfolio. The launch fits Agfa’s strategy to “continuously develop this range of products to keep pace with customer needs in view of new application requirements and evolving print technologies.” Synaps is a polyester-based print media developed, manufactured and … Read more →

Goss and Manroland Web Systems intend to merge later this year

Goss International’s printing press business and Manroland Web Systems, both major manufacturers and service providers of web offset printing systems for newspapers, commercial products and packaging worldwide, are planning to combine their businesses. Both OEMs added that the combined firm will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and … Read more →

Sun Chemical introduces PETG Shrink Sleeves and expands portfolio of plastic and security cards

Sun Chemical has launched its SunLam De-seaming Adhesive for shrink-labeled containers. The new de-seamable adhesive helps recyclers improve recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) yield without process changes. Developed in partnership with Eastman Chemical, both companies extensively tested SunLam on labels made with Eastman Embrace LV co-polyester. It eventually received a “Responsible Innovation Acknowledgment” by the Association … Read more →

Toronto’s Crawford Technologies wins 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards from Xplor

Xplor International, a worldwide electronic document systems association, has announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a special ceremony Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during the Xploration 18 event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida. The Application of the Year Award is presented … Read more →

Matik appointed North American Distributor of Vinfoil cold foiling systems and software

Vinfoil, headquartered in The Netherlands, has appointed Matik Incorporated as the premier supplier and service provider for its cold foiling systems. “Offering savings over other foil technologies,” Vinfoil’s advanced cold foiling systems include Micro, Infigo, Optima and Vifop Software. “We’re proud to announce that Matik and Vinfoil have joined forces,” said Paweł Kusinski, Global Sales … Read more →

PIA announces Automation Ready! virtual conference May 10

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced that the newest installment in its virtual conference series, Automation Ready! will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2017. Automation Ready! is a virtual education experience designed to help printers reduce touchpoints and automate processes to save time and money. Expert speakers and a moderated panel of … Read more →

KBA to raise prices April 1 for its entire product portfolio

German Press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA) will be increasing prices for all of its products by 3.7% as of Sunday, April 1, 2018. “This price increase is being effected against the background of rising prices, and is a necessary step for us to continue offering our customers innovative solutions and an excellent level of … Read more →

Lynn joins Durst to lead growth in packaging sector

Durst North America (Rochester, New York) has announced that Steve Lynn has joined the company as Packaging Manager, bringing “an abundance of industry experience, customer focus and rigor to an already established high-level group of sales and marketing professionals at Durst,” the OEM said. “We continue to invest in the top talent in the industry,” said … Read more →

Foldex to manufacture Innotech finishing equipment

Innotech Graphic Equipment of New York and Foldex of Rhode Island have reached an exclusive agreement under which Foldex will manufacture, market, sell and service the Innotech product line to printers and OEMs in worldwide markets. With over 300 installations in 16 countries, Innotech has served the market with highly productive sheeters, sheeting and folding … Read more →

Nilpeter reviews success of its MO-4 Offset Press as it reaches 100 installations worldwide

Nilpeter’s MO-4 Offset Press, once named “The Winemaker’s Choice,” was introduced at LabelExpo Europe in 2007, and offers premium quality combination printing based on lightweight sleeve technology. Here, Nilpeter International Product Manager of Wine & Spirits, Angelo Tribocco, explains the success behind the Denmark-based OEM’s offset flagship press. The whole idea behind the MO-4, for … Read more →