Articles

What can we expect from packaging and labels in 2024?

29 Feb 2024
  • Asteria Group
  • Labels
  • Packaging
  • Recyclability
  • Trends

By Ives Declerck, CEO at Asteria Group, Belgium Sustainable packaging can be expected to continue its prominence with a focus on recyclability and eco-friendly materials. Brands who understand that this is crucial for their growth will inc...

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EFI announces new VUTEk h+ Series hybrid printers

22 Feb 2024
  • EFI™ VUTEk® h3+
  • Electronics For Imaging Inc.
  • Large Format Printing
  • LED-curable digital inks
  • VUTEk® h5+

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced the EFI™ VUTEk® h3+ and VUTEk® h5+ hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printer series with enhanced printing and media handling capabilities. The VUTEk h+ series is a re-engineered and refined version...

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Flint Group Evolution launch brings recycling-friendly coatings to the global market

14 Feb 2024
  • Deinking
  • Evolution range
  • Flint Group
  • Narrow-web printing
  • Sustainability

Following its successful European launch, Flint Group’s award-winning Evolution products are now available for narrow web printers worldwide. The latest innovation includes Food Contact Material (FCM) compliant technologies that enhance shrink ...

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Repositioning the printing industry: Unconventional strategies to make a splash

13 Feb 2024
  • Business growth
  • innovation
  • Printing market
  • Printing strategies
  • Repositioning

The printing industry might seem like it’s stuck in the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While it’s true that digitalisation has altered the landscape, there’s a whole world of innovative possibilities waitin...

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The AccurioJet KM-1e: Your essential UV inkjet solution

12 Feb 2024
  • AccurioJet KM-1e
  • Dot Freeze Technology
  • Inkjet printing
  • Konica Minolta South Africa
  • Print technology

The AccurioJet KM-1e, Konica Minolta’s innovative digital inkjet press, incorporates special UV ink, high-performance inkjet printheads and unique imaging technologies as well as a revolutionary image processing system. These combined technolog...

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Kalideck unpacks in-the-box sustainable packaging solutions

09 Feb 2024
  • Kalideck
  • Ranpak
  • secondary packaging
  • Sustainability
  • Tertiary packaging

As one of Kalideck’s cornerstones, sustainability is the hallmark for the products that this merchant supplies to the print, packaging and graphics industry, hence it being proudly FSC®-certified for almost 15 years. It is also the foundati...

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Aiming for emission-free pulping: forestry industry and scientific community join forces

09 Feb 2024
  • Emission-free pulping
  • Forestry
  • Research programme
  • Sustainability
  • Wood usage

Thanks to the strong support from the forestry industry and public funding, 10 research organisations, universities and companies are establishing a groundbreaking research programme with around 20 full-time researchers. The Emission-Free Pulping pr...

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BusinessPrint is the whole package at The GAPP Awards 2022

08 Feb 2024

Based in Pretoria and boasting a total complement of 122 employees, BusinessPrint has demonstrated consistent growth and evolution over the past 40 years that has culminated with it being recognised as a supplier of quality litho, digital and packagi...

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XSYS launches digital configuration tool for rotec® adapters

07 Feb 2024
  • Adapters
  • Adaptor Configuration Tool
  • Flexographic printing
  • rotec®
  • XSYS

XSYS has introduced the rotec® Adapter Configuration Tool, a comprehensive online product guidance and order request portal that gives printers direct access to fully customised adapters. By visiting the XSYS website, printers can effortlessly co...

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5 Wrapping trends to consider for your next vehicle wrap

05 Feb 2024
  • Intamarket Graphics
  • Personalised vehicles
  • Self-adhesive vinyl
  • Trends
  • Vehicle branding
  • Vehicle wrapping

By Gavin Turner, Managing Director at Intamarket Graphics ‘If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.’ – Jim Rohn Vehicle wrapping has become immensely popular in recent years, with resea...

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Skanem invests in new BOBST MASTER M5 Flexo press for high-quality labels

02 Feb 2024
  • BOBST MASTER M5 Flexo
  • BOPP wraparound labels
  • In-mould labels
  • pressure-sensitive labels
  • shrink sleeve labels
  • Skanem Interlabels Nairobi Limited

Skanem, a leading multinational labels provider, has installed a new BOBST MASTER M5 Flexo press at its Nairobi site in Kenya. The MASTER M5 is the ultimate press for converters keen to automate their production line, through outstanding productivity...

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How to stay relevant in an ever-evolving market

01 Feb 2024
  • Business growth
  • Business management
  • Business strategy
  • Leadership
  • Relevance

Achieving growth isn’t easy for most companies. You need to know far more than just the technical nuts and bolts of print management to give your business the greatest chance of success. In a highly competitive industry such as this: How do you...

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Nurscon Flexibles strikes gold at The GAPP Awards 2022

31 Jan 2024
  • Nurscon Flexibles; The GAPP Awards

Nurscon Flexibles (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 1991 in Longmeadow, Johannesburg, by Zuber Dosani with his brothers, Zaheer and Suhel. With Zuber, the owner, mostly being based in the UK, Dhiren Patel who boasts an extensive background in packaging that ...

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American Image increases production capacity with an EFI Pro 30f large format flatbed printer

30 Jan 2024
  • American Image
  • EFI
  • EFI Pro 30f
  • Electronics For Imaging Inc.
  • Flatbed printing
  • Large Format Printing

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., reports that American Image, a producer of signs, display graphics, and award products located in Bergenfield, New Jersey, has acquired an EFI™ Pro 30f large format LED flatbed printer. Prior to acquiring the Pro...

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Formsxpress’ silver bullet for success at The GAPP Awards 2022

29 Jan 2024
  • Formsxpress
  • Formsxpress
  • innovation
  • Print competition
  • The GAPP Awards 2022
  • The Pinnacle of Excellence

Operating for over three decades in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, Formsxpress has grown from strength to strength. Sparing no cost in its investment in a diverse range of cutting-edge print technologies, this print operation has evolved from pr...

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Julius Solomon Specialist Labels purchases Africa’s first Valloy Duoblade WXII from Altron Document Solutions

25 Jan 2024
  • Altron Document Solutions
  • Julius Solomon Specialist Labels
  • Label cutter
  • Label cutting technology
  • Valloy Duoblad WXII

Based in the Western Cape, Julius Solomon Specialist Labels is one of the major woven and printed label manufacturers in South Africa. The print provider recently purchased the Valloy Duoblade WXII label cutting machine from Altron Document Solu...

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Allrich Trading unlocks opportunities for the signage and graphics market

24 Jan 2024
  • Allrich Trading
  • CNC Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Interior Decor
  • Signage
  • UV Flatbed Printing Equipment

For the past 13 years, Allrich Trading’s innovative spirit and flair for quality products have set it on a trajectory of continued growth and expansion, with 2023 being no different. Its newly opened Durban branch is fully operational, while th...

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Esko launches complete end-to-end inspection workflow for digitally printed labels

23 Jan 2024
  • Digitally printed labels
  • Esko
  • label printing
  • Print inspection
  • Technology

Esko has launched a new complete print inspection solution for digitally printed label production, delivering unparalleled quality control to reduce waste and boost efficiency. With AutoSet Digital, Esko has introduced an end-to-end solution that aut...

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Make a Mark design innovation project spotlights 20 breathtaking new projects

22 Jan 2024
  • Avery Dennison
  • design
  • ESTAL
  • inspiration
  • KURZ
  • Make a Mark

Following months of exploring new ideas, pushing creative boundaries and innovating with new materials, the trailblazing new packaging designs developed as part of the Make a Mark project were unveiled at Luxe Pack Monaco. Now in its third year, Mak...

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GMG announces three software updates for more productivity in packaging printing

19 Jan 2024
  • Colour management
  • GMG
  • packaging printing
  • Software
  • Technology

With GMG ColorServer 5.5, GMG OpenColor 3.1 and GMG ColorProof 5.15, GMG’s colour experts show how innovative software can significantly increase productivity in print production. The new MXN Color Engine now provides a significant performance...

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