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Lecta unveils paperboard for luxury packaging

Lecta creates a range of SBS graphic paperboard with a silk finish. It is suitable for creative graphics, communications and packaging for cosmetics, perfumes, premium beverages or chocolates and sweets.

Only two weeks left to enter the 2022 Canadian Printing Awards

The 16th annual Canadian Printing Awards features 47 categories celebrating some of the world’s best printing and use of technologies. Submit your project now, as entries close on August 31.

FTA welcomes Robb Frimming as new president

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Board of Directors Search Committee names Robb Frimming as the association’s new president.

Esko acquires Canadian-based Tilia Labs

Esko acquires imposition A.I. software company Tilia Labs, in a deal that delivers on the need of brand owners and converters to connect and integrate the entire value chain through upstream digitalization.
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The future is all-shore

The future is all-shore: Reconfiguring the roadmap with the right software

Long before lockdowns accelerated interest in automated processes, adoption was gathering speed. Automation doesn’t replace people in the shop; it allows businesses to refocus employees on higher value, more fulfilling tasks. It also makes it possible to have fewer people onsite and leverage the power of a global talent pool to grow the business. » Read full article

Printing United Alliance launches iLearning+

Printing United Alliance launches iLearning+, an e-learning platform featuring industry courses and certifications; reports on industry trends, best business practices, and quality control devices; and environmental, health, and safety resources. » Read full article

Epson installs 100th SurePress digital label press in North America

Epson America has sold 100 SurePress digital label presses in North America. The 100th unit was a SurePress L-6534VW UV press purchased by custom printing company Sticker Mule for its Amsterdam, N.Y., location. » Read full article

Public tender offer for Bobst Group SA by its largest shareholder, JBF Finance SA

JBF Finance SA, Buchillon, Switzerland (JBF), announces a public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Bobst Group SA. JBF is Bobst Group’s largest shareholder and already holds approximately 53 per cent of the shares and voting rights in the company. » Read full article

Rosas Maschinenbau introduces new products in label converting

Rosas Maschinenbau, a German manufacturer of customized high-performance tabletop rewinder and inspection machines, launches two new products for the label converting market: the Infinity 4K line scan camera and its second-generation Gazelle high-speed bidirectional rewinder. » Read full article
Barriers to digital package printing

Barriers to digital package printing

When all the research of recent years is projecting market growth of between 10 and 15 per cent CAGR over the coming years, it may sound provocative to suggest digital print in packaging has failed to fulfil expectations. However, brand owners and digital print specialists are expressing mild disappointment that some of the more idealistic predictions of digital conquest have not yet come to pass. » Read more

America’s Print Show 2022

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: August 17 – 19, 2022
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Labelexpo Americas 2022

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 13 – 15, 2022
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