Category: Digital packaging

  • Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon has announced a number of new digital die cutting devices, including a new Beam 3 for the folding carton market, and a prototype for the corrugated market that for now has been codenamed the Vulcan.

  • Komori unveils B2 digital

    Komori unveils B2 digital

    Komori has announced details of a new B2 digital press, the J-throne 29, that will be shown off at the upcoming Drupa show in Dusseldorf this May.

  • Agfa building on digital print

    Agfa building on digital print

    A few weeks ago I interviewed Pascal Juéry, CEO of Agfa, who discussed the opportunities for growth in the packaging market and reaffirmed Agfa’s commitment to large format printing. 

  • Agfa optimistic over 2023 results 

    Agfa optimistic over 2023 results 

    Agfa has posted its full year financial results from last year, which show a marked improvement in the group’s overall position with good potential for further growth over the next few years.

  • Kao Chimigraf develops switchable deinking 

    Kao Chimigraf develops switchable deinking 

    Kao Chimigraf has come up with an interesting concept for deinking inkjet inks from flexible films that for now it is calling thermo switch polymer and which will be shown at this summer’s Drupa.

  • Chocolate pack from Sappi, Screen and Mercian

    Chocolate pack from Sappi, Screen and Mercian

    The British converter Mercian Labels has worked with Screen and the paper packaging supplier Sappi to develop a recyclable barrier paper packaging solution for the UK-based chocolate makers Whitakers. 

  • Fujifilm introduces 46kUV printbar

    Fujifilm introduces 46kUV printbar

    Fujifilm has expanded its portfolio of integrated printbar systems with a new model, the 46kUV, which is primarily aimed at the labels and packaging markets.

  • JITF part 1: Building a community

    JITF part 1: Building a community

    Recently I returned to Japan to cover the second outing of the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair, having written about last year’s inaugural event. It’s a small, tightly focussed show that offers a unique perspective on the Japanese inkjet industry, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends.

  • HP partners with Fosber Corrugators

    HP partners with Fosber Corrugators

    HP has signed a strategic relationship with the corrugator machine manufacture Fosber Group to tighten the integration between Foster’s corrugators and HP’s inkjet web presses. Fosber will now join HP’s PWI SmartStream Solutions Partner Program.

  • Agfa readies SpeedSet packaging press

    Agfa readies SpeedSet packaging press

    Inca Digital, which was one of the early pioneers of large format UV flatbed printers, has been quietly developing a single pass inkjet printer for the packaging market, the SpeedSet. I’ve written about this previously but now that the press is nearing its launch I’ve been to see it at Inca’s base in Cambridge, UK.

  • Heidelberg announces Boardmaster flexo press

    Heidelberg announces Boardmaster flexo press

    Heidelberg’s Web Carton Converting business has announced a new flexo press, the Boardmaster, a wide web inline rotary device for printing cartons that’s said to be the first flexo device to use Artificial Intelligence.

  • Fujifilm launches flexible film inkjet press

    Fujifilm launches flexible film inkjet press

    Fujifilm used the Interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany, to officially launch its Jet Press FP790 inkjet press, which has been designed to print to flexible film for packaging.