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Print Finishing

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.

Commentary & Analysis

Executive Q&A—Wim Maes, Summa (Premium Content)

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.


EskoWorld: Packaging Connected (Premium Content)

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 Digital Applications: New Opportunities on the Horizon

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.


Embellishments: What’s Old Is New Again and Still Adds Value!—Part 2 (Premium Content)

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.


Embellishments: What’s Old Is New Again and Still Adds Value!—Part 1 (Premium Content)

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.


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News

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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Video

Video preview: Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: July 17, 2019

Jack Noonan, Marketing Manager at MGI Digital Technology, talks about embellishment of print as the next phase in the evolution of digital print for packaging. Digital special effects can add value to packaging, raise brand awareness, and foster customer engagement. Find out how.

 

Video preview: Horizon Releases a Fully Automated Binding System

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.

 

Video preview: Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles

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.

 

Video preview: Frank Talks to Highcon's Christian Knapp

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.

 

Video preview: Muller Martini Offers a Full Workflow System

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.

 

Video preview: Hunkeler AG Looks Ahead to drupa 2020

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.

 

Video preview: Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed

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.

 

Video preview: The Future of Finishing at Hunkeler AG

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.

 

Video preview: Hunkeler Offers Customers More Services to Help Production

Hunkeler Offers Customers More Services to Help Production

Published: February 27, 2019

Stephan Estermann, VP of Services for Hunkeler AG, talks about the new service offerings that Hunkeler is bringing to market to increase customer productivity and profit.

 

Video preview: The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays

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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