The Japanese ink manufacturer T&K Toka has acquired the Dutch firm Van Son Printing Inks. This gives T&K Toka access to the European, Middle East, African and American markets, marking a significant expansion. Continue reading “T&K Toka acquires Van Son Printing inks”
Flint Group is to increase the prices of its packaging inks from the 1st January 2018, which the company blames on increased raw material costs. Continue reading “Flint and Sun Chemical to increase prices for packaging inks”
Koenig and Bauer has put its weight behind the concept of extended colour gamut or ECG printing, which promises faster job changeovers as the same inks are used for every job so there’s no need for wash-ups. To this end Koenig and Bauer has installed Esko’s Equinox colour management technology and Imaging Engine RIP at its demo centre in Radebeul, Germany. Continue reading “Koenig and Bauer explores ECG with Esko”
Tilia Labs, which mainly develops planning, imposition, and automation software, has partnered with MIS company Cerm in order to offer integrated prepress capabilities to the label sector. Continue reading “Tilia Labs teams up with Cerm to gang labels”
GE has revealed the first beta machine from its Project Atlas, which stands for Additive Technology Large Area System. The aim of this project is to develop the next generation large additive machines, which in turn will be used to produce large complex metal parts.
Materialise is planning to launch new software for metal additive manufacturing, but in the meantime the company has shared details of the updates to some of its other offerings which will be at Formnext. Continue reading “Materialise updates Magics software”
Kodak has released a disappointing set of Q3 figures, reversing the $12m profit of last year’s Q3 results with a with a net loss of this quarter. Revenues fell from $411m in Q3 2016 to $379m this year. Continue reading “Kodak Q3 figures deliver $46m net loss”
XJet has launched two new metal 3D printers with a new Carmel AM System product line. There are two models so far in this series, the Carmel 1400 and the Carmel 700 AM systems, which can produce both metal and ceramic parts. Continue reading “XJet to launch Carmel AM printers”