Bobst hosted an open house at its new Flexo Center of Excellence at Bobst Bielefeld in Germany, giving attendees the opportunity to experience the entire flexo process from start to finish.

This Center has been extended to include a pre-press room, specifically for extended color gamut (ECG) for wide-web CI flexo presses. All of Bobst’s industry partners are present here, ensuring the integration of all the elements that combine to make a flawless end-to-end process.

Mark...

Steve Danosky, President of T&L Graphic Systems (left) and Joseph Maruska, Vice President of T&L Graphic Systems (right)

One of T&L’s philosophies is to not simply invest in equipment to keep up with the competition, but rather keep and gain competitive advantages. The management team were also seeking to look at options that would optimize their pressroom operations.

Greg Galeles, T&L Graphic...

Marvaco team at Helsingborg plant in Sweden

‘Marvaco Helsingborg is the first repro house in Scandinavia and the whole of Europe with a 100 percent score at FlexoExpert certification,’ said Thomas Leuschner from Flint Group’s Technical Services. 

The audit and certification confirmed that all the functional tests and documentation...

Asahi unveils new water recycling technology

According to the company, the new recycling technology uses two liters of water per square meter, versus 10 liters in units without the recycling unit installed offering 80n percent reduction in wastewater. Additionally, minimal waste from the system, in the form of dry cake and a highly...

MacDermid launches Digital MCP plate

Digital MCP is a hard durometer, round top dot photopolymer plate featuring MacDermid’s patented Clean Plate technology designed for flexo printing. The combination of digital plate chemistry and clean plate technology is uniquely designed to print cleaner on press, reduce ink build-up in-...

With growth slowing in developed markets, where can the label industry look to for future growth?, writes Michael Fairley.

Not all countries and markets have been able to benefit from this evolving global label growth. Most western European countries and the United States are forecast to drop to 1 to 2 percent GDP growth per annum over the next five years. Even that may be optimistic, as the EU has recently...

Darren McClintock, pressroom manager at Craftsman Label

Craftsman Label is a full-service narrow web company operating fleet flexo, thermal and digital press systems serve a wide range of end-use sectors including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrials.

Frustrated with repeated ink transfer issues and the lack of service...

Prairie State Group shows flexible packaging samples imaged on new Esko CDI Spark 4835

Over the last two decades Esko has established a key position as workflow integrator between brands, converters and suppliers, establishing links between brand color management, pack specification, pre-press and workflows onto both digital and conventional presses, closing the loop with...

EyeC workflow integration at All4Labels

As such, given the volume of orders received and frequent changeovers, optimization of production processes has become All4Labels’ main priority. Last year, the company integrated its pre-press inspection – provided by EyeC – into its Esko workflow, resulting in increased efficiency and...

2020 predictions - Leading industry experts look at the key challenges

Andy Thomas-Emans, Labels & Labeling; Mike Fairley, Labels & Labeling; Bob Cronin, The Open Approach; ...

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