Sun Chemical has announced its intention to acquire Flint Group’s European Publication Gravure Ink Business. The acquisition will include the transfer of all products relating to Flint Group’s European publication gravure products and reflects Sun Chemical’s continued dedication to supporting this sector. Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member at Sun Chemical, comments: “Sun Chemical remains committed to all its publication businesses. The acquisition of Flint Group’s Publication Gravure Ink Business reaffirms our commitment to this sector and will…
SA International (SAi), a leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced full certification of its software solutions by HP for use with the newly-launched HP Latex 500 series. Verified by HP as compliant with its rigorous performance requirements, the full certification applies to SAi FlexiSIGN & PRINT, FlexiPRINT, FlexiPRINT SE, FlexiPRINT HP Edition Premium and FlexiPRINT HP Edition Pro software. SAi’s long relationship with HP and the…
Kyocera Fineceramics opened a new sales office for industrial printheads in Milan on April 1, 2016. The Japanese company established this representative office in Italy as a response to the rapidly growing market for digital printing in the country. The new office will allow Kyocera to further develop sales of inkjet printheads as well as its other printing technologies. Kyocera Fineceramics aims to gain a foothold in the Italian market and further strengthen customer relationships through the independent representative office.…
A 17 million Euro upgrade at the Avery Dennison plant in Schwelm, Germany, including a new coater, is giving graphics customers across Europe access to more than 7,600 product variations in total. The new coater offers large production flexibility with two coating methods and ten different solvent-based adhesives. Shaun Hobson, senior business director, Graphic Solutions, at Avery Dennison Materials Group Europe, said that the investment reflected the company’s strong ongoing commitment to the graphics segment: “Our customers want the widest…
photokina 2016: Hall 3.1, booth D49 - For high quality, photorealistic reproductions, as well as graphical presentation, signage and for the diverse, universal use in the branch of indoor advertising and promotions, the new SIHL PosterBright X 210 matt (3282) is the right choice of media. If the cardboard-like look is as important as a high print quality, then the new premium creative paper PosterBook 260 matt (3283) is the correct choice. Thanks to its heavy base weight, this printing…
Swiss printer manufacturer Lüscher-Tschudi has announced its strategic partnership with Caldera, whereby the French print software innovator has developed an OEM version of GrandRIP+ to drive the company’s 3.2m textile printer, the T-REX 320. The combination allows those entering this expanding market achieve quality results across high-speed runs for soft signage and industrial textile applications. Lüscher-Tschudi combines its Swiss reputation for quality manufacturing with an innovative but experienced approach to engineering. The T-REX 320 is built for accuracy, featuring a…
Avery Dennison announced it had completed the acquisition of the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of EUR 200 million including assumed debt. Mactac’s manufacturing facility in Soignies, Belgium, along with sales offices and warehouses in Europe and Asia, are now part of Avery Dennison’s global footprint. Export sales will continue to serve customers in South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and North Africa. The transaction excludes the Mactac…
SA International (SAi), a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries and Touch7, have announced that the Touch7 extended color gamut system is now fully supported by SAi's Flexi and PhotoPrint RIPs (Version 10.x and higher) for the sign and print markets. Discussing the certification, Director of Sales & Marketing for Touch7, Mark Geeves comments, "It is well-known that brands utilize signage to engage the consumer with eye…
Funds managed by Equistone Partners Europe (“Equistone”) have acquired a majority stake in the Sihl Group (“Sihl” or “the company”), alongside its current management, from Italian business Diatec Holding. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of coated papers, films, and fabrics and operates on a global scale. The Sihl Group has specialized in the coating of paper, films, and fabrics for over 100 years, nowadays primarily for digital printing, and has roots reaching back over 500 years. Its…
R&D Spandex, one-stop supplier of leading brands for graphic solutions, is expanding its operations in the Nordics with the acquisition of the sign and display operations of Schneidler Grafiska in Sweden and Norway. Headquartered in Stockholm, Schneidler Grafiska is a leading distributor of equipment, print media, inks and related services to sign and display companies and screen printers representing industry leading brands such as HP, Fujifilm, M&R, Inca, 3M, Avery Dennison, 3A, Arlon, PONGS and Stora Enso Re-board among others.…
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