Harris & Bruno Demonstrates ExcelCoat at China Print

Success Continues as More Chinese Printers Rely on ExcelCoat’s Throughput and Reliability

Harris & Bruno International announces they will demonstrate an ExcelCoat ZR30 offline coater for UV and AQ coatings at China Print May 9–13.

On display will be ExcelCoat’s chamber/anilox metering system that excels at applying UV, AQ, primer, soft touch, matte, and other high-end particulate coatings. An optional Corona Treatment Unit helps primers and coatings adhere to synthetics, metals, and other substrates or inks traditionally difficult for adhesion. The ability to save 50 jobs delivers easy repeatability and minimal downtime.

“We have many fully loaded, automatic ExcelCoats installed into the region,” said Ya-Ping Zhou, H&B Greater China Operations Director. “These customers have been able to take on new AQ soft touch applications, increase production capacity, and reduce operational costs. ExcelCoats have also enabled these customers to pre-treat all digital stock and enhance digital printing quality.”

As one of HP’s preferred partners, the ExcelCoat offline coater will be on demonstration in HP’s pavilion, Booth E1-001.

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Austria: dua Druckfarben now operates as Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH

As of now dua Druckfarben Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Wien, operates under the name Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH. The Austrian company distributes the complete product portfolio of printing inks and var-nishes of the brand Epple.

In the wake of their realignment Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusaess, want to strengthen clearly their position also in the Austrian market. In the course of a change of name therefore the company name of the Austrian subsidiary was unified corresponding to the German parent company. As of now “dua Druckfarben Produktions- und Ver-triebsgesellschaft mbH“, Wien, is „Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH“. Managing director Gunther Gerlach welcomes the step:”The Austrian printing market and the cus-tomers now identify us precisely as their distribution partner for the high-quality printing inks and varnishes of Epple. For our customers there is no change except the name. Our proven team of the former dua consults in the usual competent way on all ques-tions concerning ink systems and provides appropriate technical service”. The fast ser-vice also includes the prompt supply of the requested ink respectively varnish. Epple Druckfarben Österreich therefore uses an own mixing station for spot colours. Due to the quality-awareness and the innovative spirit of the Austrian sheetfed offset printers Epple also expects great interest in innovations such ...

The PrintCity Alliance will be at Interpack 2017 with a new partner and innovative samples

The members of the PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting at their shared stand at Interpack under the theme “Food Safety and Finishing”. Appearing with them for the first time is Epple Druckfarben AG, a global printing ink supplier based in Neusäss, Germany, which is also joining the Alliance.

Food safety and print finishing


Food safety is becoming an increasingly important topic. Tightened European regulations heighten demands not only on the products used, but also on the production and logistics processes.
They impact both the food packaging itself and increasingly also print products with which children above all come into contact.
Numerous samples at the trade show demonstrate that such regulations are no obstacle to print finishing with strong visual and haptic effects, including the MÜESLOVE system solution for cereals presented in 2016 and brand-new packaging for sweets.
 


Epple Druckfarben AG joins the PrintCity Alliance


Epple Druckfarben AG will be appearing at Interpack for the first time and as part of the PrintCity Alliance.
“Inks for food packaging are non-migrating, organoleptically neutral and guarantee the highest quality standards in terms of colour intensity, precision and printability. We look forward to joining the PrintCity Alliance and welcoming brand-name manufacturers, printing companies and agencies to our shared stand,” said Gunther Gerlac ...

WEILBURGER Graphics reprint the product class manual

In the course of the Corporate Design relaunch of Weilburger at drupa 2016, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, has now reprint the proven and informative product class manual in a new design and with updated as well as complemented information.

Clearly structured in particular product classes from varnishes, flexo inks and adhesives, interested parties can obtain further information about applications, food suitability, possible applications and available products. In addition, the informative ident number system of WEILBURGER Graphics, which was introduced in 2011 and on the basis of the order number of the products also conclusions about its characteristics are to be drawn, will be again exactly explained. Extensive information about the certificate of conformity for low-migration products as well as further safety precautions of the company for the safe use in the food industry of its products up to planning and application security complete informative the manual.

 

Arno Dürr, Sales Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH about the new reprinted manual: “Since 2011, we have been circulating our product class manual and since that time our customers repeatedly signaled us that the manual is used by the purchaser and advisors from our customers as helpful tool, which makes us very happy. Thus it was clear that we will reprint this brochure also in the new corporate design with updated ...

WEILBURGER Graphics at interpack 2017

Following its successful interpack debut in 2014 WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, decided to participate at it again. Also, this year the company will exhibit with other partners of the PrintCity from May 4th – 10th 2017 in Düsseldorf.

As the leading global trade fair, the interpack is the most important initiator for packaging industry and all related process technologies. Whether processes and machines for the packaging or finishing whether packaging materials and packaging manufacturing or services for the packaging industry – 2,700 exhibitors from over 60 countries presented their latest ideas, innovative concepts and technological visions at the interpack. In its more than 55-year history the interpack 2017 registered the highest demand by exhibitors. After the official registration closing of the most important event of the packaging industry and related processing industry the companies had booked 20 percent more space, as capacity at the Düsseldorf exhibition grounds with its 262,400 square metres in 19 halls is available.

 

WEILBURGER Graphics will also present in addition to its comprehensive entire range of varnishes, inks and adhesives especially new and already established products such as the SENOLITH® UV LED lacquers for highest brilliance and performance for the offset and flexo printing with environmentally and energy efficient UV LED curing. Or the new ...

manroland sheetfed: Copag adds the new ROLAND Evolution to its pack

Pioneering Brazilian company invests in ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION with UV and Ultima configuration

When it comes to "playing your cards right" Copag knows a winner when it sees one. After all, no one makes playing cards like they do. Established more than a century ago, Copag is a pioneer in Brazil when it comes to manufacturing and exporting playing cards.

Copag cards can be found across five continents and in the glitziest casinos. World championships and other prestigious tournaments use its playing cards. Additionally, in Brazil Copag provides a wide variety of children’s games and custom cards.

Advanced printing technologies ensure products of the finest quality and at lower cost. ROLAND 700 presses are a winner in this regard. Copag knows this from experience. The company has been successfuly operating ROLAND 700 presses at its facility for many years now.

Recently, Copag invested in a ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION with UV and ULTIMA configuration in a bid to meet its increasing business needs faster.

“As the new machine is configured for fast setups and high printing quality, we will be able to get more business and reduce the waste rate” says Mr. Gelber Abe, Operations Director of Copag.

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Avant Imaging & Integrated Media installs Manroland R706PLV HiPrint Press

AIIM’s decade-long partnership with Manroland Sheetfed continues to spur growth and attract new business.

In 1990, Mario and Frank Giorgio (in partnership) founded Avant Imaging & Information Management, Inc. (“AIIM”). Today, AIIM has diversified its offset and digital commercial printing into an Integrated Media Company called Avant Imaging & Integrated Media, Inc. (also known as The AIIM Group). It operates within a 100,000-sq.-ft. campus in Aurora, Ontario with 90 full-time employees and a bank of part-time and temporary help to draw from when required. AIIM has a number of different technologies available within its campus to satisfy the many print, imaging, ordering, fulfillment and mailing needs of its customers.

The company is an industry leader in providing offset printing and data-driven digital print communications, and has been extremely successful in continuously delivering high-value products. It recognized the need to consolidate various print technologies by blending conventional print, the web, data services, high-speed inkjet and digital print with full variable-data capabilities to produce the most relevant and creative print communications programs. While AIIM’s core strength is still commercial printing, the company has develop ...

KBA-Sheetfed keeps its firm hold on pole position in large formats

1500 installations since 1995

KBA-Sheetfed Solutions has been the acknowledged market leader for large-format sheetfed offset printing presses for many decades. That applies especially – but by no means exclusively – in packaging printing. Since the initial market launch of a wholly redesigned Rapida large-format generation in 1995, a total of 1,500 large-format presses have left the Koenig & Bauer factory in Radebeul. That equates to well over 6,000 printing units for the format classes 910 x 1300 to 1510 x 2050 mm since the turn of the century.

Large-format sheetfed offset presses in unit design had already been manufactured at the Radebeul factory since 1968. It was then drupa 1995 which marked the transition from the dependable workhorses of the previous Varimat series to the extensively automated, high-performance Rapidas. Newly engineered from the ground up, the large-format Rapida series immediately claimed pole position in this format class. From the mid-1990s onwards, they successively displaced presses based on the out-dated five-cylinder system with their fast makeready times, superior substrate flexibility and application-specific configurations. The availability of high ...

New Management Team for manroland Australasia

Dennis Wickham and Andreas Schwoepfinger take the lead for sales and service

Each having more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry in Australia and Germany, the new management team for manroland Australasia is perfectly prepared for taking the leading roles. Wickham and Schwoepfinger replace Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham in their positions, who have recently retired.

In his role as Managing Director, Dennis Wickham is responsible for manroland Australasia with a major focus on sales of manroland web systems web offset presses as well as digital finishing solutions and automation features, along with selling sheetfed presses for manroland sheetfed and project management are part of his new position. Andreas Schwoepfinger, as Technical Director Service, is responsible for all services and products regarding the manroland web systems customized Solutions, Support and Store, along with service support for sheetfed customers.

“Both, Dennis Wickham and Andreas Schwoepfinger, have been working for manroland web systems for a long time and understand the unique needs of each customer through the development of strong relationships. They are well aware of the Australian market requirements and bring a lot of enthusiasm ...

Green light for the German Packaging Award 2017

Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) is now on the lookout for the best solutions and innovations in packaging. Companies, institutions and individuals from home and abroad have until 30 June 2017 to submit their best products in 10 categories. The winners’ gala will take place on 26 September 2017 in the Humboldt Box in front of the Berlin City Palace.

The submission phase for the German Packaging Award 2017 runs from 1 March to 30 June. An independent jury will be awarding the best innovations in the packaging supply chain in this cross-material showcase. The German Packaging Award is directed at designers, developers, manufacturers and users. Trainees and students can participate free of charge in their own dedicated category. In addition to the German Packaging Award, the Gold Award has also been awarded since 2016.

 

Reasons

“By winning the German Packaging Award, enterprises show their outstanding innovative power and make a strong statement. The trophy, certificate and winner's seal are convincing arguments when communicating with customers, consumers, partners, and for your own team,” says Dr. Bettina Horenburg, dvi Board Member and person in charge of the German Packaging Award, explaining the attractiveness of the competition.

 

Categories and criteria

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