Printing

  • Government takes on board the need to protect print

    By Converter on March 27, 2020
    The IPIA and BAPC have met with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and a key piece of confirmed guidance is that — following the representations of our industry’s associations — all print production can currently remain open for business. BEIS provided clarity that print businesses do not need to seek special status in order to trade, […]
  • Digitally printed gift cards on thicker paperboard

    By Converter on March 4, 2020
    HP Indigo 30000 digital presses can be modified to print on substrates with a thickness of 660 microns. This is the outcome of a development project driven by HP, Green Gift Cards, Transcend Packaging and Iggesund Paperboard. “Being able to print digitally on thicker materials is an important step in producing gift and other types of cards on digital presses.” […]
  • Kolbe-Coloco installs Martin Automatic technology to reduce waste and boost productivity

    By Sarah Mead on October 7, 2019
    German printing company, Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH has fitted Martin Automatic non-stop unwind/splice and rewind units to its two Gallus RCS 430 narrow web combination presses. The company is known for roll labels, sales folders, brochures, special-effect cards and unusual 3D advertising material for point of sale in the sheet fed and roll to roll printing sectors. The company, which is […]
  • Axion Polymers successfully renews ISO 9001 certification

    By Converter on September 23, 2019
    Axion Polymers has successfully renewed its ISO management system certification at its two Manchester plastics recycling sites – and gained a new ISO18001 Health and Safety standard for the Salford facility. Following an audit conducted by LRQA, Axion Polymers has been recertified for its ISO 9001 quality management systems at its Salford and Trafford Park sites. Based on seven quality […]
  • 3D Printing is Making Headway in Composite Manufacturing

    By Converter on September 20, 2019
    Within the field of 3D printing, there is increasing emphasis on functionality as the industry shifts away from the stereotype of rapid prototyping, and materials are not exempt from such scrutiny. For instance, within the field of metal additive manufacturing, metals such as titanium with excellent tensile strength and low density are ideal for lightweighting applications, and as such demand […]
  • Rotometrics installs first Versa-Cut anvils in UK

    By Sarah Mead on September 19, 2019
    Rotometrics, the global manufacturing leader of rotary tooling, has introduced a new range of adjustable anvils called Versa-Cut. Designed with dual adjustment to give the press operator precise control of liner strike, Versa-Cut offers parallel and single-side adjustability to overcome the challenges associated with substrate inconsistencies, thinner liners, and uneven die wear. Neil Lilly, sales director of Rotometrics UK, explained: “Versa-Cut’s […]
  • LINTEC AND SCREEN TO TACKLE INK AND ADHESIVE MIGRATION IN PHARAMCEUTICAL PACKAGING AT LABELEXPO EUROPE 2019

    By Converter on September 18, 2019
    LINTEC EUROPE is partnering with SCREEN EUROPE, a leading manufacturer of digital high speed inkjet printers and label and packaging solutions, to address one of the most pressing issues in the pharmaceutical packaging industry: ink and adhesive migration. LINTEC will be treating Labelexpo Europe (24th – 27th September 2019, Brussels Expo) as an opportunity to showcase its ultra-low migration labelstock, […]
  • Epson offers its first genuine fluorescent ink, dye-sublimation, textile printing solution

    By Converter on September 16, 2019
    Epson has announced two 64-inch, dye-sublimation printers, the SureColor SC-F9400H and the SC-F9400. The printers have been developed primarily for fast, high-volume printing, for clothing, textiles and soft signage, as well as other printed merchandise. The SC-F9400H also offers businesses the option of printing with two genuine florescent ink solutions (yellow and pink), which brings bright, vivid colours to the […]
  • Printable Decorative Laminating & Coating

    By Converter on August 8, 2019
    By Tom Kerchiss – RK Print Coat Instruments Home make over TV programs; glossy magazines showcasing celebrities, their LA homes and their lifestyles may make us envious; they may cause us to pause, look around and consider how we could make decorative changes. Next there may be the visit out to kitchen showrooms, furniture and the home improvement store, which […]
  • The IPIA is at full charge as it energises the print industry

    By Converter on July 22, 2019
    With the UK print industry continuing to go through a sustained period of rapid structural change—characterised by both growth and consolidation in different sectors—the IPIA is reporting that 2019 is seeing a growing trend of strong membership engagement across its initiatives and events. “The signs are very good for the print industry in the UK. Despite the political backdrop over […]