Bobst unveils new vision and kit

11th June 2020

Bobst has set out its stall for the packaging industry with a new vision based around its Bobst Connect concept, an open architecture cloud-based platform that’s meant to close the loop between digital files going into prepress and final production. 

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Metal machine

3rd June 2020

Back in 2017, Fujifilm showed off a new B1 sheetfed printer, the Acuity B1, which was developed by Inca Digital and is also sold as the Onset M. I’ve written previously about the potential for industrial printing of this press though surprisingly few companies have talked about actually using it. 

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Makerbot opens up Method platform

27th April 2020

Makerbot, which produces mainly desktop 3D printers and is a subsidiary of Stratasys, has developed a new Labs Experimental extruder that will accept third party materials for its Method 3D printer as the company aims to expand further into the additive manufacturing market place.

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Xeikon launches Sirius platform

6th April 2020

Xeikon has announced the fifth generation of its dry toner technology, named Sirius, along with the first press to benefit from this, the SX30000. At the same time, Xeikon has also updated its Cheetah labels and packaging platform and announced a new entry-level label press, the CX300.

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Heidelberg restructures, abandons Primefire

30th March 2020

Heidelberg has announced a radical restructuring plan, which is aimed at clearing its debts but also essentially rethinks its approach to digital printing of packaging.

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HP revamps Indigo line-up

20th March 2020

Earlier this week I wrote about two new Indigo presses, the series 5 100K sheetfed and the series 6 V12 label press. But HP has also announced eight other new presses, though these are updates to existing models, and in most cases, relatively minor updates. I’ll cover the new machines first before turning to the significance of these announcements. 

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This is not a drill

10th March 2020

There’s a fine line in reporting on a crisis, with an obvious journalistic need to provide information, but without spreading panic. Nonetheless, with the Covid-19 strain of the Corona virus continuing to spread globally it’s time to assess its impact on the graphics and industrial printing markets.

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