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* Adds largest Print MIS/ERP provider for Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and UK to its portfolio
EFI today announced that it has acquired Prism Group Holdings (“Prism”). Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with operations in New …

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IKEA Hub Opens Its Doors For Visitors To Totally Logistics Show
August 12, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off

Visitors to Totally Logistics North are being urged to take advantage of an exciting opportunity to be taken on a tour of one of the largest automated warehouses in Europe to experience at first hand the distribution hub of a major global retailer.

By registering for tickets for this innovative exhibition for key logistics decision makers (go to www.totallylogistics.co.uk/register.html) at Doncaster Racecourse’s exhibition centre on the 28th-29th September 2011, attendees will also get the chance to reserve a tour place to visit IKEA’s huge state-of-the-art distribution centre at nearby West Moor Park.

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5 Industry Leaders to Join Packaging Hall of Fame
August 12, 2011 – 12:26 | Comments Off

* PMMI honors Class of 2011 at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in reception to benefit the Packaging Education and Training Foundation
PMMI congratulates the five inductees to the Packaging Hall of Fame. The Class of 2011 …

Nine Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders for 3 new BOPP film production lines in Brazil
August 12, 2011 – 12:20 | Comments Off

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. located in Bedford (UK) is pleased to confirm that it will provide six Atlas film slitters and three Titan secondary slitter rewinders in conjunction with three new BOPP film production lines …

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 – Efficiency, Flexibility and New Pack Styles are the Focus of Bosch Innovations
August 12, 2011 – 12:12 | Comments Off

* New integrated flat pouch packaging system
* Horizontal inverted wrapper shortens changeover time and reduces film waste
* Advanced E-Portal for streamlined spare parts logistics
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, Bosch …

EskoArtwork Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves receives prestigious Printing Industries of America 2011 InterTech™ Technology Award
August 12, 2011 – 12:00 | Comments Off

* Technology saves considerable design and prepress time to produce shrink sleeves, one of the fastest growing packaging segments
EskoArtwork (www.esko.com) is proud to announce that its Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves is the recipient of …

Enhanced Weigh Batcher Speeds Up Tray Presentation
August 12, 2011 – 11:55 | Comments Off

Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its Weigh-Batcher that allows the accurate weighing of fresh meat and poultry to be combined with manual manipulation in order to optimise the products’ arrangement and presentation …

Heineken Chooses Appe Beer Keg In PET
August 12, 2011 – 11:40 | Comments Off

International beer brands Heineken and Amstel have been launched in a new four litre PET keg with an integral tap supplied by APPE.  The new “Tapje” keg is a small draft-beer system, which consumers can …

Relax! Owning A Linx Printer Just Got Even Easier
August 12, 2011 – 11:34 | Comments Off

It’s now easier than ever to get best-in-class coding and marking equipment from Linx Printing Technologies.
The company is offering UK customers two hassle-free leasing methods which offer peace of mind in return for a …

RPC Bramlage Unveils New Barrier Packaging
August 12, 2011 – 11:29 | Comments Off

Injection moulding specialist RPC Bramlage has unveiled a new thin wall multilayer polypropylene pack capable of delivering a shelf life of between 12 to 24 months for a wide variety of food products.

Goss International will emphasize recent North American web offset activity and expanded product range at Graph Expo
August 12, 2011 – 11:25 | Comments Off

* Goss technology advantages driving replacement of older systems
* Akiyama, Ferag, Purlux and Yawa products expand Goss press, finishing and aftermarket options
Goss International will use this year’s Graph Expo show to highlight recent web press …

Enfocus Switch Named 2011 InterTech Technology Award Recipient
August 11, 2011 – 09:02 | Comments Off

* Judges say Switch automation platform is “powerful;” will have “huge impact” in “transforming businesses”
Enfocus Switch, the uniquely modular, customizable, and easily integrated automation platform generating excitement among publishing and production professionals all over …

Lohmann awarded HD Flexo Vendor Certification
August 11, 2011 – 08:54 | Comments Off

* Perfecting HD flexo printing results: EskoArtwork honours the DuploFlex 5 plate mounting tapes with quality seal
Neuwied-based Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG – a leading manufacturer of adhesion technologies – has received the highly …

UPM publish video interviews with designer Tom Dixon
August 11, 2011 – 08:48 | Comments Off

(GlobeNewswire) UPM, the world’s largest producer of graphic papers has published two video interviews with renowned designer Tom Dixon. UPM and Tom Dixon collaborated on a book entitled Extremism which was launched at the 2011 …

France Affiches invests in HP Scitex XP5100 Printer to extend product range
August 11, 2011 – 08:41 | Comments Off

* Company also upgrades HP Scitex TJ8500 Printer to TJ8600 specifications
HP today announced that France Affiches, of Antony (south of Paris), France, has invested in a 5m HP Scitex XP5100 Printer as part of …

Revitalised PPMA Show set to take the industry by storm
August 11, 2011 – 08:35 | Comments Off

Figures released by Datamonitor show that the machinery market is on track to be worth £3.6 billion[1] by 2015. With packaging and processing equipment likely to constitute a large proportion of the total there is …

AWA Brand Security Conference Offers A Broad Agenda For Brand Owners And Solutions Providers
August 11, 2011 – 08:22 | Comments Off

The established international forum for product authentication and brand security, The PABS 2011 conference, organised by AWA Conferences & Events, takes place in Chicago, USA, 14-15 September 2011, and aims to meet the needs of …

LabelExpo 2011, MACtac Europe, Hall5, Stand 5C20
August 11, 2011 – 08:02 | Comments Off

MACtac Europe, part of the BEMIS Company, will present visitors innovative solutions for a large variety of market segments:

Manufactured in its FSC®-PEFC certified Soignies’ site, VELVET EF & MACcoat EF are the first FSC® semi-gloss …

NanoMarkets Releases New Report on Ink Markets for Functional Inkjet Printing
August 10, 2011 – 08:57 | Comments Off

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just released a new report on the ink-related opportunities stemming from the growth of functional jetting; the manufacturing of products using industrial inkjet. The report quantifies the future revenues from …

Interak Automates Workflow and Increases Efficiency with KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions
August 10, 2011 – 08:52 | Comments Off

Company turns again to KODAK Solutions to streamline operation, enhance output and improve customer satisfaction
Polish print service provider, Interak, has automated its workflow and enhanced the efficiency and output of its production environment after investing …

Druckerei Gebhard meets short-run demand with Presstek 52DI®-AC and coater
August 10, 2011 – 08:48 | Comments Off

* Germany’s Druckerei H. Gebhard GmbH & Co is servicing growing demand for small and medium-sized print runs with digital offset system from Presstek
Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading provider of digital offset printing …

Heidelberg Canada to Distribute EFI VUTEk Printers
August 10, 2011 – 08:40 | Comments Off

* Further Extends EFI’s Reach with Superwide Digital Printing into the Commercial Print Marketplace
EFI and Heidelberg Canada today announced a new agreement under which Heidelberg will distribute the VUTEk GS series of superwide format digital …