Sigma Middle East Label Industries has purchased a Bobst M5 press along with finishing and pre-press equipment to increase production capacity

The label converter has bought a 430mm-wide 8-color Bobst M5, a full servo press with pre-register and print tutor automation to reduce job set-up time. The press can register a job in one machine length with minimal waste.

‘Due to servo technology in the M5 the registration is precise,...

The trigger for the development of the new plate is the acceleration in demand for more environmentally friendly packaging production. The nyloflex FTM Digital plate enables printers to use water-based inks on coated and uncoated paper for aseptic food packaging and corrugated preprint liner....

Numex Blocks has invested in the full Esko workflow and Crystal line of platemaking system
The Mumbai-based specialist in flexo and letterpress plate production serves customers in the flexible packaging, labels, letterpress and corrugated markets in India. The company has boosted its capacity with the Esko CDI Crystal 5080 plate imager and XPS Crystal 5080 exposing unit, together...
Esko and Asahi Photoproducts have launched fully automated flexo platemaking line CrystalCleanConnect delivering environmentally friendly operation with improved safety and boosted print quality consistency.

‘With CrystalCleanConnect, we have brought together key hardware and software technologies from both organizations to deliver a number of breakthrough advantages from design to print,’ said Pascal Thomas, director of flexo business at Esko. ‘CrystalCleanConnect delivers a cleaner, more...

Esko has awarded a European pre-press company Athena Graphics ‘best in class’ platemaking certification

With offices in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, Athena Graphics provides brand support, artwork, pre-press, and flexo platemaking to customers worldwide, delivering more than 80,000 SKUs for more than 100 brands.

‘We are delighted that Athena Graphics is among the first to have...

Fujifilm Canada has appointed Spicers Canada to act as a nationwide distributor for products from its graphics division

Fujifilm continues to focus on the Canadian printing landscape with the overall goal to meet the increasing market demand for consumables and technological upgrades. Adding Spicers Canada as a national distributor is expected to provide full national coverage leveraging its network of 25...

Adrien Bourguignon (left) and Mark Fleming (right)

Bourguignon will create, implement, and manage global benchmarking tools, methods, and templates used by regional support personnel. Bourguignon joined MacDermid in 2013 as an applications specialist and transitioned to European technical coordinator in 2015. 'In his new role, Bourguignon will...

LMI has partnered with All Printing Resources (APR) to improve its flexo print quality by switching to MacDermid plates

Located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, LMI Packaging has been supplying the flexible packaging industry for more than half a century across several end-use segments, including food, beverage, health and beauty, household products, and pet care. 

Having recently ventured into pressure-...

XSYS has completed equipment installations in Pakistan, China, and Mexico using its remote support tools

For XSYS Prepress, Covid-19 restrictions on travel and entering customer premises brought the built-in remote capabilities of the ThermoFlexX equipment into the limelight. Thanks to the ability to set up, calibrate and bring machines online without being on-site, the company has continued with...

Michael and Claudia Nägele, joint managing directors and production manager Werner Rost

Flexcel NX accounts for almost 90 percent of all photopolymer plates produced by Nägele. These are mainly destined for customers producing flexible packaging for food and cosmetics. 

‘By expanding our portfolio with Flexcel NX Ultra, we gained a solvent-free alternative for plate...

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