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Macsa ID UK agrees strategic partnership with Codetronix

Packaging Solutions Bedfordshire coding and marking equipment specialist Macsa ID UK has agreed a new strategic partnership with Codetronix to offer its Citronix continuous inkjet printers – complete with 30 month warranty – and Intrex label applicators. In addition, Leeds based Codetronix will offer Macsa ID’s laser marking systems. The businesses will also utilise each other’s service and sales functions, doubling capacity for the UK’s food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetics industries, and strengthening response times. Macsa ID and Codetronix will now be able to provide a more comprehensive portfolio of products and technologies to meet all customers’ product identific

Xaar sets vision for the future

Print Solutions Xaar has outlined a new strategy to return to sustainable long term growth. Alongside this, it has launched the ImagineX bulk printhead platform which will deliver new product capabilities and unveiled a new forward looking brand identity. Innovation and collaboration with its global partners are at the heart of the new Xaar. This, combined with a focus on sectors where its bulk printhead technology has a competitive advantage, is providing a clear product roadmap that is already winning several new accounts in existing and new markets. The company has invested around £70 million in research and development in recent years and this has been critical to developing the ImagineX

ProPrint raises productivity to meet surge in demand

Packaging Solutions When the global pandemic prompted a nationwide lockdown in the UK, manufacturers of printed packaging found themselves under immediate pressure from customers to increase their output. With all restaurants, cafes, staff canteens and other food outlets being forced to close almost overnight, the pressure of increased demand at food retailers created a massive problem in the supply chain. One company, ProPrint Group based in Wellingborough, was able to respond quickly to the situation thanks in part to the timely installation of Martin Automatic technology on its latest Edale FL3 narrow web press. The FL3, which joins eight other Edale lines at the company, is a 430 mm 10 c

ABG launch DigiJet branded digital embellishment module

Print Solutions Packaging Solutions A B Graphic International (ABG) has expanded its range of modules for its Digicon Series 3 with the launch of its latest, newly branded digital technology – DigiJet (JetFX). Opening up a new world of high quality digital embellishments techniques, DigiJet gives an on line or off line fully digital embellishment, allowing for multiple processes in one pass, including spot varnishing, digital foiling and tactile screen on any size of print run. Its main features include two inkjet heads with UV pinning and UV curing, automated cold foil throw-off, a shuttle system for zero waste and stop start at job changeover, chill rollers for sensitive materials, pre-pr

Henry Ling becomes first UK company to install the Canon ProStream 1000

Print Solutions Book and journal print company Henry Ling, which is based in Dorset, has become the first UK business to install the Canon ProStream 1000. The installation is the company’s third Canon device and will help it to further expand into the digital book printing market. Henry Ling’s relationship with Canon started 14 years ago with the purchase of toner devices and later, the ColorStream in 2013. The new high speed inkjet ProStream 1000 enables it to extend its printing services across the full lifecycle of a title, delivering quality printing and binding of both limp and case bound books, whilst offering its existing customers higher quality output. Canon’s reputation for reliabi

Dantex Group announces technology centre investment

Packaging Solutions As a result of its decision not to exhibit at drupa 2021 due to the continued unstable pandemic situation of Covid -19, Dantex Group is instead channelling investments to establish new technology centres, located in the UK and Germany. As a specialist supplier of UV digital presses, as well as water wash photopolymer plates and processing equipment, Dantex will be taking advantage of its new infrastructure to provide socially distanced on-site visits and events at the centres. For customers preferring not to travel, virtual presentations will be offered. The technology centres, based in Bradford, UK and Bensheim, Germany, will be used primarily to spotlight new technologi

CS Pouches launches new conversion line

Packaging Solutions Digitally printed flexible pouches were launched by CS Labels into the market back in 2015 through a huge innovation and research and development project to deliver a solution for an international brand. Since the launch, CS has been awarded countless accolades and special mentions within the digital print and packaging industry for both quality and innovation. In early 2019, CS launched the CS Pouches brand, together with new website, (www.cspouches.co.uk). All of the manufacturing processes were amalgamated into a single production location at CS’ Steelpark site in Wolverhampton, together with the installation of a new, bespoke Quadropack converter. The company has no

Durst announces 100th Tau RSC platform press installation

Packaging Solutions Durst will be celebrating a 100th installation milestone at a customer site for its Tau RSC technology platform only two years after a successful market launch. In the coming weeks, a major label converter in Europe will have the honour of becoming the 100thcustomer of a Durst Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet single pass label press. Huge interest was created when Durst originally unveiled the Tau 330 RSC at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels. Nine months later and after a successful beta test of this new and printing technology, Durst started delivery of the first Tau 330 RSC presses. Since then, increasing numbers of small, medium and large sized label converter have opted for the platfor

New Monna Lisa 8000

Print Solutions IndPrint Epson has announced the ML-8000 – the entry model in the Monna Lisa series that combines performance and usability to meet the needs of the digital textile market for flexibility and sustainability. With its eight latest PrecisionCore printheads, the ML-8000 reaches typical print speed of 155 square metres per hour. The ML-8000 is a next generation digital textile printer with high print quality, productivity, stable operation with minimal downtime, and allows easy operation for an affordable price, making it the ideal printer for companies looking to move into digital printing. Guy Martin, sales development specialist at Epson UK, said: ‘Digital printing has become

New look for Durham Box

Packaging Solutions Co Durham based Durham Box has recently undergone a brand refresh, in addition to launching a new website – a showcase of its range of products and services, also highlighting the company’s significant investment in digital. The family owned business, which services a broad segment of the corrugated packaging market, opted for a fresh and contemporary new logo design, created to be eye catching and visually impactful. The new website, which is more intuitive for users and accessible from any device, provides users with an inviting, structured layout giving easy access to information in next to no time. Showcased in the site is the company’s EFI Nozomi C18000 single pass L

Arconvert-Ritrama at one with nature with Eden FSC

Packaging Solutions Eden FSC, a new self-adhesive paper, now forms part of the eco friendly Manter range. Arconvert-Ritrama has introduced the natural paper that is made up of 50% dried grass fibres and the remainder of pure natural cellulose fibres. Besides the unique grain of the face material, colour, and the fact it even smells like grass, the innovative composition also ensures the lowest possible environmental impact. The word ‘Eden’ conjures up many images in the mind's eye and when you delve deeper into the root meanings of the word from the original Hebrew, you discover that the Hebrew words for ‘pleasure’ and ‘delight’ are both derived from the same root word for Eden. The paper's

East Lancashire Box Company adds new folder-gluer

Packaging Solutions Greater flexibility and enhanced capabilities are central to the latest folder-gluing investment by shelf ready packaging specialists, East Lancashire Box Company. The family run business will take delivery of a new Bobst Expertfold 165 A2 at its site in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, in November, The new asset is set to replace one of three machines at the dedicated gluing facility. The new folder-gluer will enable the processing of wider boxes, opening doors to new business opportunities with both customers and trade. ‘Being only able to glue to 1200 mm has limited us to some degree in the work we can say yes to. As retailers have moved away from plastic in recent years,

Podds Print brings perfect binding in-house

Print Solutions Podds Print has enhanced its flexible and responsive service delivery following investment in an Intelligent Finishing Systems supplied Horizon BQ-270V single clamp perfect binder. The family owned company is celebrating 70 years in business this year. All day to day operations are controlled by directors Michael, Richard and Matthew, the third generation of the family to do so. The Croydon based general commercial operation supports local businesses and blue chip operations. Podds Print has invested in a wide range of equipment to enable it to provide a complete in-house service, design and artwork, litho and digital printing, wide format signage services, hot foiling, die c

DTM Print offers a three year warranty for label printer and disc publisher division

Print Solutions DTM Print is now offering its customers a warranty period of up to 36 months. As before, all customers will automatically receive a 12 month warranty with their purchase. However, for purchases within the EU (including EFTA countries) they have the option of a free extension to a total of three years. Warranty duration and warranty processing are very important for distributors, resellers and clients. They want to be sure that in the event of a breakdown, faulty devices can be replaced or repaired quickly and easily. Optimally controlled processes and high quality management at DTM Print ensure effective handling of warranty claims. ‘Even with very high quality components, wa

Parkside launches new sustainable packaging portfolio

Packaging Solutions Parkside has announced the launch of a new range of sustainable packaging solutions that respond to growing consumer concerns regarding the use of plastics on the environment. The new portfolio is aimed at boosting the recyclability of the company’s existing range of flexible packaging designs, which is used across a wide range of markets including food and drink. The new range also incorporates the company’s collection of compostable packaging solutions, Park2Nature. Paula Birch, global sales director at Parkside, explained: ‘As a sector, we are intensely aware of the importance of protecting the environment and reducing consumer dependence on single-use plastics. Howeve

Stora Enso starts production of formed fibre products free from plastic

Packaging Solutions Stora Enso has started the production of formed fibre food service products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The production ramp up follows the investment announced in 2019 and enables the manufacture of products that are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. The PureFiber by Stora Enso eco product range is produced without plastic and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), enabling a safe and sustainable alternative for fresh food packaging. The group is also investing in more formed fibre capacity in Sweden and China. Through its partnership with HS Manufacturing Group and its patented technology, Protēan, Stora Enso offers a plastic free barrier technology for food con

Antalis supports fight against breast cancer with HP Office Pink Ream

Print Solutions Antalis is once again helping to raise much needed money for breast cancer research through sales of specially designed, limited edition packs of HP Office Pink Ream. Breast cancer is the most common cause of death for women under 35 in Europe. One in eight women, and men, are affected by this devastating illness each year. Antalis, for the third year running, will be selling limited edition packs of HP Office Pink Ream to support ‘Think Pink Europe’, an organisation that works to unite breast cancer campaigns and organisations across Europe. HP will be donating 10p for every ream of HP Office Pink Ream paper sold. To date, sales of HP Pink Ream have contributed over £300,000

Pressing times ahead!

Print Solutions TheMagicTouch has confirmed the arrival of an additional space saving heat press to its transfer equipment portfolio. The new HTP123 Pro model simply ticks all the boxes for desktop image transfer processes including tone -based, sublimation and all MagiCut HTV products. The bespoke design features a 42 x 42 cm slide out cast aluminium platen suitable for maintaining consistent temperature from as low as 80 C to 220 C, 3 cm tolerance for thicker substrates, adjustable pressure, touch screen LCD digital controller and three interchangeable platens. Incorporating an easy quick change mechanism for the optional platens which include 15 x 50 cm sleeve platen, 15 x 25 cm for bags

Epson announces Cloud Solution Port

Print Solutions For customers looking to increase their productivity and improve planning and costing of their print production, Epson announces the introduction of Cloud Solution Port. The platform is a cloud based service that supports Epson large format printers and can be accessed from multiple devices including PCs, smartphones and tablets. Customers will be able to monitor printers across several locations, from the production floor, or remotely, using configurable dashboards with clear graphics to analyse productivity and receive operational updates about the print jobs, ink levels and maintenance status – minimising downtime and disruption to print runs. The first service to be offer

ReadyPDF processes PDFs faster

Print Solutions Solimar Systems has announced reductions in PDF size and processing times achieved by customers and in lab tests of the ReadyPDF pre-press server. ReadyPDF server is a PDF centric production print solution that features a host of industrial file cleansing and optimisation capabilities as well as standard print management functionality. Upon learning of this solution, Solimar customer advisory council member, Chris Beech, manager, Composition Services at Gilmore Doculink, was an early tester and adopter. With ReadyPDF, Chris reported the reduction in the size of one application resulted in the processing time being cut by a staggering 23 hours. ‘This particular job was e-deliv

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