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Manroland Sheetfed announces it is pulling out of drupa 2021

German printing press builder Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has announced that it is pulling out of participation at drupa 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the company says it will hold a series of live webinars in the fall.

Komori will not participate in drupa 2021

Komori is the latest OEM that has decided to cancel its participation in drupa 2021 due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. Komori made the decision in response to the continued spread of the virus, and the potential risks of a second or third surge of the pandemic.

Bellwyck installs two first-in-Canada packaging presses

Bellwyck Packaging Solutions has announced it has completed the installation of two first-in-Canada presses: the longest Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press in Canada, and the country’s first Mark Andy Digital Series HD Hybrid Press.

Spotlight: Peter Aston of Battlefield Press

A Q&A with Peter Aston, the Executive Vice President at Battlefield Press Inc., about the biggest opportunities in the industry, the top challenges the industry is facing, and the exciting world of print.

Printing United digital experience to run from Oct. 5 to 26

Printing United recently announced its decision to move from an in-person event to a completely digital experience. Printing United now says it will present global programming and new product announcements from October 5 to 26.
drupa 2021

Shortened dates announced for drupa 2021

Organizers of drupa 2021 have announced the duration of the trade fair will be shortened from 11 to nine days. drupa 2021 will now be held from April 20 to 28, 2021, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. » Read full article

The Mailworks raises $30,000 in support of BLM movement

The Mailworks has raised over $30,000 in sales of vinyl decals to support and stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. One hundred per cent of the proceeds of the decals will be donated in support of Black-owned organizations and enterprises. » Read full article

Konica Minolta launches AccurioJet KM-1e sheetfed inkjet press

Konica Minolta has set its sights on cut-sheet label applications for the first time with the release of its AccurioJet KM-1e sheetfed inkjet press, the successor to the established KM-1 B2+ LED-UV press for the commercial print market. » Read full article

Flint Group announces Catena+ flexographic plate processing line

Flint Group recently announced its Catena+ fully automated plate processing line, featuring equipment modules Catena-E (UV LED exposure), Catena-W (solvent plate processor) and Catena-DLS (dryer, light finisher and plate stacker combination with robotized plate transport). » Read full article

CGS Oris adds new pouch film to packaging portfolio

CGS Oris has added a new pouch film for solvent printers to its media portfolio. The pouch film has both a white side that can be printed on, and a metallized side that looks and feels like a typical aluminum composite film. » Read full article
Surviving COVID-19

How the printing industry is surviving COVID-19

How players in the printing industry, including leaders at Hemlock Printers, CJ Graphics Inc., PDI Inc. and MET Fine Printers, are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses now, and preparing for uncertainty in the coming post-pandemic reality. » Read more