• GSE donates table-top proofer and ink management software

    By Converter on December 18, 2017
    GSE has donated a table-top Perfect Proofer to the Tajamar School of Printing, in Madrid, Spain, to enhance the understanding of flexography, and the importance of colour, print quality and efficient production. Also donated was GSE’s ink management software. Tajamar offers a comprehensive educational programme with vocational and technology elements. The printing school continues to grow, driven by the demands […]
  • Automated technologies for Industry 4.0

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    One new trend in automation is cooperation with customer and supplier throughout the Industry 4.0 protocol. Euromac machines are fully configured to comply with integration into a customised information network, allowing increased productivity, and traceability of the final product. The system also can monitor alarms and errors occurring in the process to implement a safer working environment. Euromac has supplied […]
  • Needham Coding continues to expand

    By Converter on December 14, 2017
    Reinforcing its commitment to an ambitious growth strategy, Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched the ‘S’ series of drop-on-demand inkjet printers. The new range has been specially developed to offer high resolution, large character printing for secondary packaging applications within the food and beverage industry. Needham Coding has introduced the ‘S’ series to complement the Sauven Marking […]
  • Qualvis creates new packaging solution for children’s fruit tea brand

    By Converter on December 12, 2017
    One of the leading carton manufacturers, Qualvis Print & Packaging, has created an end-to-end branding, design and packaging solution for start-up children’s fruit tea brand, Tom’s Teas. Using quality blends and flavours that are fun, such as rhubarb and custard and tropical twist, Tom’s Teas provide children with delicious and fun healthy drinks that contain no caffeine and no added […]
  • Fusion Flexibles supplies printed bags for Star Wars collector’s editions of Empire Magazine

    By Converter on December 12, 2017
    Fusion Flexibles, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, converters and printers of flexible packaging products for the publishing, security, food and mailing markets, has recently supplied striking metallised film laminate bags for two exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi collector’s editions of Bauer Media’s movie magazine, Empire. The light and dark themed covers, featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren […]
  • EFIA judging line-up announced

    By Converter on December 12, 2017
    The Board of the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is delighted to announce its prestigious line-up of judges for the 2018 EFIA Awards programme. From the flexographic print and packaging supply chain, judges include Les Jones of Contact Originators, Steve Ferbrache of Absolute/Pamarco, Hannah Wardle of Americk Packaging, Paul Horton of Parkside Flexibles and Ken Shackleton of Cardboard Box. Representing […]
  • Siegwerk expands its presence in Latin America by acquiring Brazilian ink manufacturer

    By Converter on December 8, 2017
    Siegwerk Druckfarben, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, one of the Brazilian market leaders for flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo). With this acquisition, Siegwerk expands its presence in the Latin American region and further strengthens its […]
  • Needham Coding Ireland celebrates first six months trading  

    By Converter on December 8, 2017
    Newly-established specialist in coding and marking equipment and consumables for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial markets, Co Westmeath-based Needham Coding Ireland, underlines a successful first six months trading with two key appointments. Needham Coding Ireland was created as a result of a merger between The Needham Group, which comprises Needham Coding UK, Needham Inks and Needham Coding Distribution, and […]
  • Chemence Alford receives FlexoExpert certification

    By Converter on December 6, 2017
    Chemence Graphics Group is a pan European leader in pre-press, flexographic and printing plate technology, with fast, easy-to-use and cost-effective processes while giving excellent print quality. Chemence’s technologies incorporate new ideas and the most up-to-date features in the world of Graphics. The drive to continuously examine every aspect from pre-press to product has helped Chemence to solve problems and improve […]
  • Packaging printer continues to expand capabilities with BOBST equipment

    By Converter on December 4, 2017
    As part of a substantial investment program, Vitra, a GMP and BRC certified Belgian packaging printer and converter, based in Wommelgem, has invested in two BOBST 20SIX CI flexo printing presses and a BOBST CL850 laminating machine. All new BOBST equipment will be installed in the second half of 2017 extending the company’s capacity. The family-owned company was founded in […]