Future Links CW 51
Here are our future links with the most important news from the printing industry. This week they feature Epson’s new innovation hubs for digital textile printing, Turmeon Vermouth’ new kinesiogram labels, Muller Martini’s high-performance systems, Mimaki’s new solution for industrial textile printing and BASF’s portfolio expansion through radiation curable coatings and printing inks.
Epson’s New Innovation Hubs in Italy
Seiko Epson Corporation collaborates with For.tex and F.lli Robustelli in running The Innovation Research Lab, focusing on ink technology R&D, and The Printing Research Center, concentrating on further developing Epson’s inkjet technology dedicated to textile printing. Therefore, Epson expanded its Textile Solution Center in Como in Italy with the aim to promote the digital textile printing industry worldwide.
More at WhatTheyThink
New Edition of Animated Labels for Turmeon Vermouth
Bodegas Jaime puts beverage packaging to the next level, thanks to a clever label design for its brand Turmeon Vermouth. When consumers slide the acetat sleeve around the bottle, their animated labels create the illusion of moving package graphics. This effect aims to attract the attention of customers and to build brand connection directly at the point of sale. The Spanish company first used the kinesiogram label technology for their products in 2015
More at Packaging Digest
Oberndorfer Druckerei Invests in High-Performance Muller Martini Systems
Recently, Oberndorfer Druckerei announced the purchase two high-performance Muller Martini machines. Thanks to this investment the Austria-based web printing plant, specialised in the production of catalogues, magazines, leaflets and advertising materials, will be able to produce at even greater speed. Its new system can be used in- and offline and consists of a Tempo 220 and an Integro inserting machine.
More at Graphic Reproduction
Mimaki Launches New Tiger-1800B Printer for Industrial Textile Printing
Following Mimaki’s acquisition of an Italian textile machine manufacturer earlier this year, it introduced its first direct-to-textile machine. The Tiger-1800B printer, an eight-colour device, covers a maximum print speed of 385sqm/hr, 600dpi print resolution and a maximum print width of 1.85m. This makes it suitable for high-volume digital production of applications such as furnishings, flags or interior fabrics.
More at Print Week
Five New UV Resins in BASF’s Portfolio
BASF adds five new UV resins from the Laromer EA brand to its portfolio. These standard epoxy acrylates are used for UV-curable coatings for the furniture and flooring industry as well asforoverprint varnishes and printing inks. Among their benefits are their high reactivity and chemical resistance, so that coatings and printing inks become extremely durable.
More at Ink World Magazine