RotoMetrics won the Award for Innovation at the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards. L-R: Butch Schomber and Keith Laakko of RotoMetrics, and Guillaume Clement of Flint Group

In 1957, if you would have asked most people in the American Midwest to identify an engineering marvel, they probably would have named the opening of the mighty Mackinac suspension bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of the US state of Michigan. However, just west of the Mississippi...

Asahi Photoproducts releases flat top flexo plates with clean transfer technology

‘The AFP-BFTH plate is the first plate with clean transfer technology to boost solid ink homogeneity in printing,’ says Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager at Asahi Photoproducts. ‘It also delivers consistent print quality throughout the run, with fewer press stops for plate cleaning...

SPGPrints has appointed Vinsak as the new distributor for its flexo pre-press portfolio.

The portfolio includes Helios & Kronos direct laser engraving, variLEX CtP laser exposing technologies and conventional pre-press equipment for the label industry.

Vinsak will handle sales and service for these products in the Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Africa.

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Vianord launches Wave 3P

Wave 3P can handle a maximum plate size of 92 x 120cm (36 x 48in. It can process almost all plate types in the market from 1.14mm up to 2.84mm thickness, both digital and analog.

It has been engineered to enhance the sustainability advantages offered by water washable flexo plates while...

Asahi Photoproducts signs distribution agreement with Spanish firm Innova

Innova will now be offering a turnkey package for flexographic printers in Spain interested in streamlining pre-press and platemaking, which includes an Esko platemaking system and Asahi’s AWP water washable flexographic plates with clean transfer technology.

Clean transfer technology...

APR to host latest Flexo Fundamentals seminar

The Flexo Fundamentals seminar will take place at APR's Glendale Heights, Illinois technology center on March 19-20. The event is open to all industry converters and suppliers in addition to personnel working at the brand and packaging-buyer level.

Seminar attendees will be given a clear...

Q&A: Mike Fairley
Labels & Labeling (L&L): You were the first to recognize that the pressure-sensitive label industry was distinct from all other sectors of the print industry. How did you spot that before other analysts?
 
Mike Fairley (MF):...
Nicholas Myaard, service engineer at JM Heaford, to support the US, Canada and Latin America markets

Based in Michigan, Myaard was previously engaged in a similar role at Omet. A strong background in electronics ensures he has the appropriate skills for installation and support of the full range of Heaford technologies in the diverse Americas markets.

David Muncaster, director of...

RotoMetrics promotes Molly Moroni (left) and Kelly Beaver (right)

Kerry Beaver, currently US manufacturing director, is being promoted to the newly created position of vice president, general manager, US and Canada. 

Molly Moroni, currently vice president of US and Canada sales, is being promoted to the newly created role of vice president, general...

Kodak previewed new water-wash NX plate technology

FujiFilm launched its Flenex FW-L2 platemaking technology with the C-Touch 2530 water-wash plate processor. These latest Flenex plates can image up to 200 line screens and hold 1 percent flat top dots, along with improved durability. 

Kodak demonstrated...

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