Kirk Group has acquired Kodak Flexcel NX Central Software

Kirk Group was founded in 1972, initially to provide artwork services and gravure cylinder engraving. The company moved into flexo in the 1980s and 1990s and today has four manufacturing sites in Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland, and, since 2020, a presence...

Toyobo has developed Lesire, which is claimed to be the industry’s first labeling film compatible with laser printers

According to Toyobo, the demand for eco-friendly packaging films is increasing against growing global environmental awareness. The primary type of film that currently serves as a substrate requires two production steps: printing with jet printers and coating treatment and printing characters and...

Toppan has developed a thin, card-sized temperature logger label that enables the temperature to be measured and recorded at regular intervals and data to be sent to a database via wireless networks

When attached to freight, Toppan’s temperature logger label automatically records the surface temperature at an interval set by the shipper using UHF or NFC. Log data (record of date, time, temperature) from shipment to the final destination or a given point on the route, which is read using a...

The Australian company recognized an opportunity for a 13-inch (330mm) printing system, which leverages Colordyne’s ChromaPlex LT aqueous pigment inkjet engine to offer a high-speed, high-resolution print for short-run labels and tags.

For Gulmen Digital, navigating the challenges of...

Fly Digital has invested in an HP Indigo 25K press to expand its digital flexible packaging printing business

Foshan Chuangweilai Group operates at its 20,000 sqm production facilities, with more than 200 employees, focusing on manufacturing and selling a wide range of packaging materials. 

In 2012 the group established Foshan Rijingkechuang, another subsidiary mainly engaged in flexible...

Labels &Labeling China has hosted four virtual master classes focused on RFID technology and its use to develop interactive labels

The RFID virtual seminar featured four subtopics: RFID label and chip market, performance inspection, laminating and application, and a topic of brand owners, such as Wal-Mart, recommitting to RFID technology.

Six industry experts led the classes: Li Lin, general manager of Engineering...

Shanghai Huichang Flexo Technology has installed Asahi's AWP CleanPrint water-wash platemaking system
The AWP water-wash processor works with an eco-balanced plate that doesn’t use VOC-based washout solvents in the platemaking process and is claimed to emit less carbon dioxide than alternative systems. 
 
Shanghai Huichang Flexo Technology  is a newly established...
The Mark Andy DSiQ powered by Domino

The greater productivity of today’s digital print engines has also changed the equation of off-line versus in-line finishing. Narrow web converters have traditionally been used to printing, decorating and converting labels in one pass on modular in-line presses. With digital, finishing was, in...

Sticky Labels has optimized its digital operations by upgrading to Screen L350UV SAI Inkjet Series

Sold and deployed by long-term partner, Jet Technologies, the latest SAI Series is an upgrade from the previously deployed Screen L350UV V1+, now featuring improved color reproduction and scalability to benefit Sticky Labels’ range of FMCG customers.

With a strong history in commercial...

Kindai Bijyutsu, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan, has acquired an Asahi AWP 2530 AA - All-In-One water-wash processor for use with AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates. The company produces labels and flexible packaging for a wide range of customers in the food industry.

While Kindai had already been using water-wash plates, the company chose this product due to improved performance with the AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates, including plate accuracy with precise registration, excellent ink transfer, reduction in press stoppages due to plate...

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