Flint Group has launched XSYS, a new division, the result of combining Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress to strengthen its flexographic and letterpress industries offering

Although the two groups have been working together for some time, supporting the flexographic and letterpress markets, this formal alignment is expected to bring more collaboration and innovation to the group and its customers. 

‘With the integration of Xeikon Prepress with Flint Group...

Medialliance Graphic Bourgoin Jallieu has become the first to achieve best in class platemaking certification under a new Esko XPS Crystal program

‘The new scheme is a great way for companies to communicate their best-in-class service offering to their supply chain partners and customers,’ said Pascal Thomas, director of flexo business at Esko. ‘It’ s confirmation of flexo platemaking excellence providing reassurance of best practice in...

Innovation and entrepreneurship have driven consistent growth in the label industry, writes Andy Thomas

I spoke recently with a major finance group looking to invest in the label industry. One of their main questions was how it was possible for the label industry to have kept growing globally while growth and profitability in the wider commercial print industry faltered.

My answer was two...

Pre-press company Hamillroad Software has appointed Plastex, a flexographic platemaker, to take its Bellissima DMS screening to the Slovakian and Hungarian markets

Plastex operates across two locations, supplying flexo printing plates to printers across Slovakia and Hungary, and maintains direct relationships with brand owners.

Klaudia Maňúrová, production manager at Plastex, said: ‘We approached Hamillroad after receiving interest from our printing...

Soma to install Optima2 press at MacDermid's headquarters in Atlanta

This partnership expands both companies’ histories of collaboration with flexo focused partners to drive product development. It will transform MacDermid’s headquarters into an innovation center designed to help the flexo and packaging industries explore new technologies.

Leigh Carpenter...

Hamillroad Software has appointed Alpha Clicheria, a flexographic platemaker, to take its Bellissima DMS screening to market in Brazil

According to the company statement, Brazil is the fifth-largest packaging market globally, and the demand for producing sustainable packaging is increasing in the region.

‘Alpha is a pioneer in researching and developing new technologies,’ said Adriano Godoi, commercial manager at Alpha...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has appointed Dirk Schimmack as sales distribution director, EMEA.

Schimmack worked in a regional sales director role at Flint Group. He has over 17 years in the graphics supply chain with significant experience in flexographic printing plates and workflows and international distributor management.

With this appointment, the company has added a strategic...

Pacificolor has appointed Bart Wright as its new vice president for technical sales and service

Wright joins the company from InterFlex Group, where he was the graphics director for North America for the last nine years. He brings over 20 years of experience working in manufacturing and graphics. He also participated in several roles with the FTA, previously serving five years as a judge,...

L-R: Jack Malki, Albert Malki and Daniel Malki

Jack Malki, director, Jet Technologies, said: ’Jet Technologies is proud to be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leader in the industry, and showcasing the hard work of its staff who continue to deliver customers in Australia and globally, the knowledge and practical knowhow to provide...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has appointed Zechariah (Zech) Corcimiglia as a senior account manager for the Eastern Midwest US region

Corcimiglia joins MacDermid with eleven years of business development and account management experience, all within the graphic arts and packaging industry. Before joining MacDermid, his roles included time with Michelman, Hammer Packaging, Distinct Packabilities, and Constantia.

‘I am...

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