Since 1980, Hampshire-based Ashford Colour Press has been providing printing and binding services to a diverse range of publishers, including large educational and academic brands like Pearson and Oxford University Press. In response to the rapidly changing book printing industry, Ashford is developing its Gosport facilities to further improve its services to customers. It has a new factory set-up, including a revamped pre-press department which, following a successful assessment in March 2019, now includes Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow Solution, two new ZAC processors, low chemistry Superia LH-PLE plates and Fujifilm’s flagship pre-press programme, PLATESENSE.
Meech’s energy saving air technology reduces waste and boosts production efficiencies for Paul Norman Plastics
Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Paul Norman Plastics (PNP) is a leading provider of plastic injected moulded products that, for over thirty years, have served a wide range of industries; from aerospace and electronics to education and retail. The company recently installed a Meech energy saving air curtain to reduce waste and boost production efficiencies on one of its injection moulding machines.
Meech to showcase new non-contact web cleaner, static generators and mid-range ionising bar at Labelexpo Europe 2019
At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Meech International (Stand 6C34) will be presenting its latest technological developments to support label production, including; CyCleanTM R, Hyperion IonCharge 50-75w and IonCharge 30, and the HyperionTM 960IPS. Meech will also be displaying its other well-established static control and web cleaning products.
Tuebingen, Germany (July 16, 2019) – GMG, the leading developer and provider of high-quality color management software solutions, will demonstrate at Labelexpo Europe, September 24-27, in Brussels its latest color management and workflow tools for the automated use of individual profiles at booth A22 in hall 6. “Our latest developments offer the packaging printing industry a large number of opportunities,” says Roger Albert, Director Sales EMEA. “With the connection of GMG ColorServer to GMG OpenColor we pave the way for the automated use of customized profiles in the daily workflow.”
New Fujifilm Jet Press 750S at Straub Druck & Medien AG is the company’s third Jet Press installation in five years
Fujifilm today announces that reputable German commercial print company Straub Druck + Medien AG, based in Schramberg, installed a Jet Press 750S in May 2019 to meet growing business demands. A long-term Fujifilm customer, the company already owned two Jet Press 720S presses, making this the company’s third Fujifilm Jet Press installation. Straub Druck + Medien produces a range of high quality printed products, both long and short run, including brochures for luxury brands, short-run promotional packaging and calendars and mailings for regional, national and international customers. It also offers a wide variety of processing and finishing options for all applications.
PPMA Group is today issuing a ‘Final Call for Entries’ to the 2019 PPMA Group Industry Awards. All companies within the packaging and processing sector are invited to submit their FREE submission by the deadline of 17 July 2019.
The PPMA Total Show 2019, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 1 to 3 October, has announced a first-class, industry-responsive conference programme devised to focus on some of the key issues facing modern manufacturing, including Brexit, serialisation and packaging design, as well as tackling the debate surrounding sustainability and the circular economy.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, which took place 14 to 17 May 2019, delivered an insightful and interactive array of event features, providing visitors to the exhibition with the opportunity to discover new possibilities for their businesses through educational content and live technology and workflow demonstrations.
Fujifilm today announces a restructuring of its senior management team in its UK Graphics Systems business. At a time when offset printers are under greater pressure than ever from the combined challenges of rising aluminium prices, falling print runs and advancing digital print technology, continued innovation and creative thinking are essential. Innovations like Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme are examples of the sort of forward-thinking required to keep driving this sector forward. As the initiator of this programme, Chris Broadhurst, the former General Manager of the UK Graphic Systems Division, has been promoted to Head of Offset in the European Graphic Systems business to manage the company’s offset business and drive this kind of initiative forward on a European level. Broadhurst’s role will be based in Dusseldorf, and starts immediately.
The FESPA Awards 2020 are now open to print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to highlight their outstanding examples of print.
Domino Digital Printing Solutions will be demonstrating the highly productive capabilities of its K600i digital UV ink jet printer at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (Hall 9, booths 9A60 and 9B50, 24 – 27 September 2019, Brussels Expo). The 445mm wide dual bar, high speed K600i will be integrated with an ABG Omega SRI (slitter, rewinder and inspection unit) and will be printing 100% verified, high resolution, machine readable codes onto die-cut labels.
Maximising efficiency through smooth workflow and automation is vital to any modern print business wanting to remain profitable and competitive, but the significant up-front cost of a new workflow system can be prohibitive for many companies, particularly smaller ones. Fujifilm has now addressed this problem head on by offering its comprehensive XMF Workflow solution as a subscription service rather than an up-front purchase. Forming part of the company’s new PLATESENSE initiative, but also available as a stand-alone subscription, it makes XMF accessible to a huge range of new customers who could not have considered it otherwise.