Kodak celebrates 21st anniversary of its thermal CtP technology and signs 21,000th customer

Kodak recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of its thermal imaging computer-to-plate technology by signing its 21,000th CtP sale at the recently concluded drupa 2016 tradeshow. Kodak honored Karton-Pak S.A. of Poland who chose a Kodak Magnus VLF Q2400 Platesetter and Kodak Squarespot Imaging Technology “Thermal CtP is a major part of Kodak’s rich history in … Read more →

Neenah Packaging expands Box Wrap portfolio and custom design solutions

Neenah Packaging has announced a significantly expanded Box Wrap portfolio, with new additions to its Premium Packaging solutions and the introduction of its Luxury Packaging solutions. Together, these two expansive collections “create an elevated line of packaging papers for national and multi-national retail, beauty, alcohol, electronics and entertainment media brands,” said the company. “This expansion … Read more →

Avery Dennison launches new films and overlaminates

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions North America has launched the next generation of its cast films, MPI 1105 Supercast films, and a new family of cast overlaminates. The new MPI 1105 is an ultra-conformable supercast film that merges premium PVC facestock with a long-term removable (LTR) adhesive. The combination, said Avery, delivers reliable and superior print … Read more →

Roland DGA introduces Fluorescent Inks for its Texart Dye-Sub Printers

Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has introduced fluorescent ink specifically formulated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation printers. Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver “outstanding print quality and productivity” for sportswear, fashion, soft signage, decor, promotional merchandise and more. The new … Read more →

Screen develops new inks for printing on coated paper

Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions (Screen GP) has developed new inkjet inks that can be used for printing on standard offset coated paper without priming or pre-coating, using high-speed, roll-type inkjet systems. The inks were also created to be fully compatible with Screen’s Truepress Jet 520HD high-speed roll-fed inkjet press. In recent years, the printing … Read more →

Deadline for 2017 TAPPI Award nominations is August 1

TAPPI (The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) and its divisions recognize member achievement through various awards and recognitions. The deadline to submit nominations for the TAPPI 2017 Major Awards is Monday, August 1, 2016. Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award. Established in 1928, this is the Association’s highest technical honour, and is presented annually … Read more →

Dealing with roller glazing problems in today’s pressroom

Author Mike Thibault (Vice President of Technical Services for leading Canadian pressroom chemical manufacturer Unigraph International), has been at the forefront of solving printing quality issues and reducing downtime in pressrooms across North America for over 33 years. Here, he examines closely the common problem of roller glazing encountered by today’s press operators. If you’re … Read more →

Kodak releases Flexcel NX System ’16 for flexo printing

The OEM’s new platemaking system builds on Kodak’s award-winning NX Advantage technology. Currently being previewed at drupa, it includes Advanced Digicap NX Patterning with Kodak’s patented Advanced Edge Definition technology that “dramatically improves ink transfer in the broadest range of print applications – and controls ink flow at the edge of objects, resulting in cleaner … Read more →

Flint Group launches VIVO Colour Solutions

Following “extensive dialogue with international packaging converters and brand owner partners,” Flint Group has launched VIVO inks to the global market. VIVO is Spanish for alive. “Top of the wish list for any brand owner is global brand integrity,” said Flint Group. “The ever increasing demands for one colour standard across geographies and packaging substrates … Read more →

Neenah releases new Design Collection Swatchbook

Neenah Paper’s new comprehensive swatchbook, The Design Collection, brings together over 100 premium papers with colours, textures, finishes and weights designed for unique, stand-out print collateral and specialty packaging projects. Designers and brand managers can replace the previous 1.0 and 1.1 swatchbooks with this “all-encompassing” edition. Its 15 specialty grades make up a portfolio of … Read more →