Bar Graphic and J&J Converting open US demo center
Posted date: 16 May 2022
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Bar Graphic Machinery (BGM) has announced the opening of a new demonstration center at its distributor partner J&J Converting Machinery LLC (J&J) in Grandview, Missouri in the USA.
Asda installs ColorCert ScoreCard Server
Posted date: 16 May 2022
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Asda upgraded to the newest version of ColorCert ScoreCard Server. As one of the largest British supermarket retailers, Asda has used the ColorCert Suite for the past seven years as part of its print quality control program to manage packaging color and consistency across its 12,000 SKUs and multiple print suppliers.
Zeller+Gmelin expands UV-curable and water-based inks portfolio
Posted date: 16 May 2022
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Printing ink manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin has expanded its portfolio with UV-curing and water-based products for inkjet printing. The decision to expand, made in 2019, is aimed at securing the future of the Zeller+Gmelin brand as a global manufacturer of printing inks in the segments of labels and packaging as well as molded parts and metal decoration.
Avery Dennison honors 24 industry suppliers
Posted date: 16 May 2022
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Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials has recognized 24 pressure-sensitive industry suppliers for the company’s annual Global Supplier Awards, held virtually on May 12, 2022.
Students visit Mark Andy’s open house
Posted date: 16 May 2022
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After a three-year, Covid-related gap, students from the Printing Technologies Unit of the Faculty of Production Engineering at the Warsaw Technical University have taken part in live demos of three Mark Andy presses and the relevant pre-press file preparation processes.
Fujifilm appoints European dealer manager
Posted date: 13 May 2022
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With 13 dealer agreements in seven European countries already agreed, Fujifilm is on the hunt for more partnerships to help boost its Acuity Prime sales even further. To help achieve this, the company has appointed Colm Garvey as its European Dealer Manager for wide format products.
Brook + Whittle acquires Diamond Flexible Packaging
Posted date: 13 May 2022
link: /news/industry-updates/brook-whittle-acquires-diamond-flexible-packaging
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Brook + Whittle, one of the leading providers of pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging, has acquired Diamond Flexible Packaging in Northbrook, IL, to expand its production capabilities and grow in the key markets.
Flexo Wash launches laser cleaner for narrow web market
Posted date: 13 May 2022
link: /news/new-products/flexo-wash-launches-laser-cleaner-narrow-web-market
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Flexo Wash has introduced the FW 850 Laser Anilox Cleaner, specifically developed for narrow web printers with wastewater challenges.
Optikett becomes part of Optimum Group
Posted date: 13 May 2022
link: /news/industry-updates/optikett-becomes-part-optimum-group
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Optikett, a German self-adhesive labels specialist, has become the 17th member of Optimum Group, expanding its footprint in the country and strengthening its position in Northwestern Europe. The current management remains in place within the organization.
Heidelberg USA opens print media & training center
Posted date: 12 May 2022
link: /news/industry-updates/heidelberg-usa-opens-print-media-training-center
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Even as the 'Great Resignation' began to echo across the USA in 2021, the print industry was already losing an alarming number of veteran workers to retirement and opportunities in other industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that print operator positions are declining at a rate of 13 percent annually – equating to roughly 20,000 people leaving their jobs over the next four years. Considering these troubling numbers and the scarcity of available industry training, Heidelberg USA has decided to restructure its Print Media Center with a strong focus on training programs designed to build and grow the skills of current and future operators and print industry professionals.

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