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The 2017 Digital Print for Packaging Europe Conference

Conference focuses on ‘getting closer to the consumer.’

Smithers Pira’s sixth annual Digital Print for Packaging Europe conference will be hosted in Berlin from December 5-7, 2017. Smithers Pira reports over 150 brands, converters, and equipment providers in the packaging and digital print industries are expected to attend the event.


Spotted: Truck Wrap on the Move

A cow-inspired vehicle wrap makes rounds in Pennsylvania.

Apple Valley Creamery wanted a delivery truck “that would be memorable when seen on the road,” according to Weston Caple, creative director of DGI Creative. So, DGI created a Holstein-inspired, 300-square-foot wrap sure to leave an impression, printed with their Roland VersaCamm VS-640 onto Orajet 3751RA and laminated with Oraguard 290 gloss laminate.


Andes Cutter YouTube Videos from CET Color

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Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2017 Advisory Board to Feature Nestlé, Constantia, and More

Smithers Pira are excited to announce the Advisory Board for the much-anticipated Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2017. Combining years of experience in both digital print and packaging, these experts will bring together their knowledge to curate a programme that is both informative and exciting, but also ensuring that only the most relevant topics are discussed by leading industry players.

Alvise Cavallari
Head of Corporate Digital
Printing Initiative

Dr. Karl Borsky
R&D New Technologies
Constantia Flexibles

Food Truck Wraps: Lomo Lomo

A hand-drawn dragon distinguishes this graphic from the competition.

In "A Healthy Wrappetite," Associate Editor Kiersten Feuchter dives into five food truck wraps created by Buffalo, New York-based Streamline Designs. All featured truck graphics were printed on a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, wrapped with 3M Controltac IJ180Cv3, and laminated with 3M Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8518.


SAi to Demonstrate How Powerful New Benefits of EnRoute Subscription Packages

At-show highlights include software upgrades and informative demonstrations offering useful tips and tricks on key applications solutions

Winners of the company’s EnRoute Design Contest also to be announced.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, will use AWFS Fair 2017 (July 19-22) to demonstrate how woodworkers can streamline their production and enhance their competitive edge with its EnRoute subscription packages.

Sublimation Inks from Armor

For transfer and direct printing applications.

Armor Industrial Inks has released two new sublimation inks: ArSub T701 for transfer printing and ArSub D701 for direct printing. Both inks are Oeko Tex-certified. ArSub T701 is said to have high concentration for release from lightweight transfer papers (coated or uncoated). ArSub D701 is designed for a wide color gamut, fast dry time, and low consumption. D701 ink is said to be compatible with Epson printheads and to not bleed after calendaring, eliminating the need to wash.


GPA Offers Bantex Wide-Format Line

Banner media for indoor and outdoor applications.

GPA is now distributing wide-format Bantex Banner Media from Herculite. The line is designed for indoor and outdoor uses including one- and two-sided banners, banner stands, retractable banners, free-hanging banners, P-O-P banners, pole and street banners, and applications that require 100% opacity.


New Flexible Substrate from 3M

Printable vinyl for indoor and outdoor applications.

3M’s Panagraphics III Wide Width Flexible Substrate III is now available in widths up to 197 in. The flexible, white vinyl substrate has a polyester scrim and smooth front surface with a semi-gloss finish. Applications include indoor and outdoor backlit signage; 3M reports the material is durable up to nine years outdoors.


Onyx Software Version 12.2

Featuring multi-roll functionality and more.

Onyx has released version 12.2 of its workflow and RIP software suite, including Thrive, ProductionHouse, PosterShop, and RIPCenter. New features include: