Hybrid presses can be defined as label presses that incorporate two or more printing processes (digital and conventional) in-line with finishing units (varnishing, spot color printing, slitting, die-cutting and different embellishment techniques). Hybrid solutions benefit a label printer and converter with medium to long runs with either limited variation in converting (die cutting, slitting) and/or the need to add conventionally produced features e.g spot varnish, cold foil.

Panther Technology, introduced in 2017, is based on UV inkjet and is the most cost-effective technology to address specific end-use markets, focused on labels across industries such as chemical, durable, cosmetic and premium beer labels. All these applications benefit from certain durability such as scratch, scuff, and rub resistance and a glossy tactile look and feel. UV inks tackle all these requirements.

First of two new presses to be installed in BookBaby’s print shop in July
BookBaby, one of the leading book self-publishing companies in the U.S., today announced a significant expansion of its book printing capacity. The company has purchased two Xeikon SX30000 full-color presses to add to its fast-growing book printing operation. The presses will feed into a newly purchased Gen8 Hunkeler finishing line.

Food labels are price sensitive due to the share of volume they represent in the market and short lifetimes. Hence a lot of paper based materials are used and they have a specific requirement to be food safe. No brand owner wants to take the risk of a product re-call which does not only represent a high cost but also damages the brand identity.

Situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on the Roanoke River, Salem, Virginia possesses all the beauty and grandeur that nature can bestow. Salem is known as the “star of the south” - a fitting moniker for a city that features a giant 50-foot neon star atop its highest mountain. And for the past 25 years, it’s been home to Star Tag and Label.

By Dimitri Van Gaever, Market Segment Director Graphic Arts, Xeikon

Wallpaper production is one of the areas of the global print market that has been left relatively untouched by the digital revolution. But...
...walldeco is influenced by exactly the same global megatrends as any other print production segment. These include the need for on-demand production, individualisation, short run, just-in-time production, cost reduction and an increased environmental awareness.

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