One of the more interesting bits of hardware at last month’s InPrint show was the Fujifilm Acuity B1. In most graphics printing the machine is developed around the actual printing, which is the end goal of the process. But for industrial applications the printer has to be developed around whatever manufacturing process the printing has to fit into, which pushes up the cost of developing the print system.
Flint Group has acquired Eston Chimica SRL, based in Padova, northern Italy, which manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications. Continue reading “Flint acquires Eston Chimica”
Concept Laser, which is now part of GE Additive, has laid the foundation for a new 3D campus facility in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of a €105 million investment. Continue reading “Concept Laser to build new 3D campus”
Comexi has launched a new laminator, the ML2, which can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives and is aimed at packaging applications. Consequently, it can handle a range of coatings and applications such as coldseal, heatseal, ink or varnishes. Continue reading “Comexi launches ML2 laminator for packaging”
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”
Stratasys has signed an agreement with Philips to link the Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s parts-on-demand service in a bid to extend the use of 3D printing in medical modelling. Continue reading “Stratasys works with Philips for medical models”
BASF and Xaar have been working together to improve the Photopolymer Jetting (PPJ) process also known as Material Deposition, having shown off some of the preliminary lab tests earlier this month at the Formnext show. Continue reading “Xaar collaborates with BASF for polymer jetting”