Home' FLEXO Magazine : July 2015 Contents Fujifilm Hosts Prime
Label Tech Summit
HANOVER PARK, IL—Fujifilm North
America Corp., Graphic Systems Division
recently hosted a Prime Label Technology
Summit at its Chicago Technology Center,
showcasing innovative packaging technolo-
gy trends to invited attendees.
Highly successful solutions were the focus
at the two day event, allowing experienced
industry professionals hands on demon-
strations of the Graphium, a UV inkjet
press for labels, packaging and specialty
print; along with learning more about the
Flenex series, a new, innovative flexograph-
ic plate system.
Attendees were able to get up close to the
Graphium, a high speed modular digital
UV inkjet press with the option to integrate
flexo and finishing stations for hybrid pro-
duction and conversion in a single pass—
greatly expanding the opportunities that
can be converted. Graphium represents
the next generation of UV inkjet press for
labels, packaging and specialty print that
enables profitable printing of short run jobs
while boosting productivity and providing
the ability to produce new print options
previously unavailable through traditional
flexo technologies. Graphium makes con-
verting short to medium print jobs more
profitable, as the press streamlines work-
flow, requires less setup material, reduces
waste and eliminates overruns.
Attendees were also able to see a wide
array of additional value added solutions
while collaborating with CGS-Oris, which
discussed flex pack label production; Esko
showcased extended color gamut print-
ing capabilities; and representatives from
TLMI, the Tag and Label Manufacturers
Institute, spoke about industry highlights.
Bob Leahey, associate director, InfoTrends,
shared his thoughts about what’s trending
now in the market.
X-Rite’s CxF3 Becomes ISO Standard
REGENSDORF, Switzerland—X-Rite Inc., a global leader in color science and technology,
and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announced the ISO TC130 committee that sets global stan-
dards for the graphic arts has adopted the X-Rite Color Exchange Format version 3 (CxF3)
as the new standard for color data exchange and verification. This standard (ISO 17972-
1:2015) provides the graphic arts industry with an accurate, efficient way to communicate
color information across any supply chain.
X-Rite made its technology available to ISO without any restrictions to support and
continue to contribute to the industry through this major technical development. X-Rite
fully endorses ISO’s goal of harmonizing technical specifications for products and services
that make industries more efficient by communicating color electronically in a global color
Flint Group Announces nyloflex FTF Digital
CHARLOTTE, NC—Flat top dot and surface
screening technologies provide high quality
print results in flexo printing, but the reproduc-
tion still requires a complex prepress process
and extensive plate making with additional
steps and equipment. Flint Group Flexographic
Products now introduces a new and easy way to
achieve the same results—with the nyloflex FTF Digital plate for flexible packaging.
FTF stands for Flat Top Dot plate for Flexible Packaging. The new flexo plate provides flat
top dots by simply processing it like any standard digital plate; no change, no additional
equipment, processing step or consumable item is required. A special, textured plate surface
eliminates the need for time consuming surface screening. The texture of the plate provides
an even ink laydown and increases solid ink density with just a standard resolution of 2,400
dpi or 2,540 dpi. Following the easy way allows achieving a significant reduction in com-
plexity and increased efficiency in the prepress and plate making process. The nyloflex FTF
Digital is the first commercially available product providing such unique features.
Brother Industries Completes Acquisition of
Domino Printing Sciences
NAGOYA, Japan—Brother Industries an-
nounced it has completed the acquisition of
Domino Printing Sciences plc, having met all
conditions of the offer announced March 11.
Domino has established a global reputation for
the development and manufacture of high qual-
ity coding, marking and printing equipment, as
well as the supply of aftermarket products and
customer services. Brother cited the strength of
Domino’s customer base across its coding and
marking business, and its desire to develop the
scope and coverage of the digital printing sector
as key reasons for the acquisition.
All financial results will be consolidated into Brother Industries moving forward. The Dom-
ino brand and management structure will remain unaltered, with Domino Printing Sciences
operating as an autonomous division within Brother Industries.
Domino Printing Sciences CEO Nigel Bond
(pictured) says, "“This is a very exciting time
for Domino and the acquisition gives the
business a solid foundation for the future."
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