This section focuses on print finishing including binding, folding and cutting, coatings, digital enhancement, mail prep and other applications. The section features news and analysis relative to finishing technologies and workflow strategies for short- and long-run printing. It will also follow developments among suppliers to the industry and manufacturers using post-press technologies.
Cary Sherburne talks to Wim Maes, Executive Member of the Board at Summa NV, a global leader in cutting and finishing equipment for the printing, signage, outdoor advertising, packaging, and textiles industries.
Esko held its 28th EskoWorld in Nashville with an audience of over 550 attendees. Since its inception, this has been a go-to event for those in packaging production and signage, although the audience is now growing with about 25% of which were brand owners. This plays nicely into the theme “Packaging Connected.”
High-value applications and the digital devices that are required to produce them are becoming increasingly prevalent. These solutions are now moving downstream and have become accessible to medium-sized and even small print service providers. This article explores how high-value applications are coming to represent the fast track to the digital transformation.
Embellishment has been a function of print production for as long as there has been printing. In fact, it almost goes back to the beginning of the writing of documents. There is no doubt that embellishment does add value to the printed product. Especially with the more recent introduction of digital embellishment technologies designed to complement digital printing. Now that embellishments have finally begun to capture market awareness, new developments are happening all the time. In part 2 of this series, David Zwang will look at new mainstream technologies that add embellishments and value to print and packaging production.
Embellishment has been a function of print production for as long as there has been printing. In fact, it almost goes back to the beginning of the writing of documents. There is no doubt that embellishment does add value to the printed product. Especially with the more recent introduction of digital embellishment technologies, designed to complement digital printing technologies. New developments in digital embellishment are happening all the time now that it has finally begun to capture market awareness. In part one of this two-part feature, David Zwang will look at the added value and long history of embellishments.
Russian Printing Company Strengthens Market Position by Investing in Complete Solution from Heidelberg
Hybrid Machine for Hot Stamping and Digital Printing
PRINTING United Sees US Launch of New Booklet Makers
thINK Ahead with Muller Martini’s Finishing 4.0 Portfolio
Duplo USA Partners with EFI and Ricoh to Demonstrate Print Embellishment Workflow at PRINT 19
Domino Demonstrates How to Avoid the Finishing Bottleneck at Labelexpo Europe 2019
Creative Edge Software Reaches out to Printers and Converters with Launch of IC3D 6.0 and Largest Ever Presence at Labelexpo
Bobst Explains Why Hot Foil Stamping Helps Packaging to Shine
Packaging Printer in Brazil, Congraf, Recently Invested in a POLAR Die-Cutting Label System DC-11
Preparation Puts Alta Systems on Fast Track to Success with Colter & Peterson’s Polar Paper Cutter
Heidelberg to Launch Die Cutter/Hot-Foiler and Folder Gluer for North American Short-Run Market at Printing United
Roland DGA Announces Launch of New LV Series Laser Engraving Machines
Koenig & Bauer Duran Installs First North American Omega Allpro 90 Folder Gluer at Ellis Paper Box
FSEA Partners with PACK EXPO Las Vegas
Team Concept Launches “LuxFX” Decorative Print Designs with JETvarnish 3D Special Effects
Sakurai to Introduce the Screen Foil™ LQM 105 Hot Foil Stamper at Printing United
Art Laminating and Finishing in Atlanta Launches Sample and Resource Center to Drive Collaboration and Creativity in Print
“Experience the Magic” with Muller Martini at Printing United, October 23-25, 2019.
Kluge to Demonstrate the Latest Advancements in Print Finishing and Package Converting Solutions at PRINT19
Standard to Feature Smarter Finishing, More Efficient Workflows at PRINT 19 October 3rd- October 5th, Chicago, Illinois
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Horizon Releases a Fully Automated Binding System
Published: June 3, 2019
Yoshi Oe, General Manager of Global Business for Horizon Systems, talks about the company's new smart binding system, a fully-integrated and automated unwinder, cutter, folder, binder, and three-knife trimmer.
Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles
Published: May 21, 2019
Wim Maes, Executive Director at Summa, talks about the company's entry into textiles to address the bottleneck created in the cutting department as textile printers gain in speed. The company acquired CadCam Technology, resulting in the development of the Summa L3214, a 3.2-meter laser cutting device that cuts while the fabric feeds across the table, enabling cutting at 800 square meters per hour.
Frank Talks to Highcon's Christian Knapp
Published: May 17, 2019
Frank caught up with Christian Knapp of Highcon at the recent Canadian Graphic Arts show. Highcon is a pioneer in automatic creasing and laser diecutting.
Muller Martini Offers a Full Workflow System
Published: April 30, 2019
Andy Fetherman, VP of Sales and Technology for Muller Martini, talks about the company's complete Finishing 4.0 ideology that helps customers beyond finishing, taking advantage of automation and connecting it to drive variability in finishing.
Hunkeler AG Looks Ahead to drupa 2020
Published: April 18, 2019
Hans Gut, VP of Marketing for Hunkeler AG, talks about the importance of drupa 2020 as a showcase for the industry, and Hunkeler's innovations in automation, workflow, and systems integration.
Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed
Published: March 13, 2019
Adina Shorr, CEO of Scodix, talks about the digital embellishment and enhancement, especially in packaging production. Thanks to its ability to mass customize printed packaging, digital embellishments can turn something that is functional—a package—into a form of communication, ultimately changing the way that products are consumed.
The Future of Finishing at Hunkeler AG
Published: February 28, 2019
Michel Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler AG, talks about the company's new product portfolio as well as how he sees the future of not only finishing technology, but entire print production systems.
The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Published: February 27, 2019
Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, joins David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays to share his thoughts on the event and how cutting-edge technology has improved inkjet quality.
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