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Labels Plus 1 Our cover One of the outstanding exhibitors One of the outstanding exhibitors at drupa 2016 will be Hewlett- at drupa 2016 will be Hewlett- Packard, claiming to have the Packard, claiming to have the biggest individual stand. Visitors biggest individual stand. Visitors will see a host of new machines, will see a host of new machines, technology and software, as HP technology and software, as HP sets its sights on a wider market sets its sights on a wider market and intent on setting the pace for and intent on setting the pace for other digital presses, also trying other digital presses, also trying to take a stake. to take a stake. Labels Plus Magazine Covering everything new and Covering everything new and innovative in labelling in Australia innovative in labelling in Australia & New Zealand. & New Zealand. 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Labels Plus Magazine is Labels Plus Magazine is published to inform, educate published to inform, educate and advance the label industry. and advance the label industry. Acceptance of advertising does Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the not imply endorsement of the product or service by the Publisher. product or service by the Publisher. Opinions expressed in bylined Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those articles are not necessarily those of the Editor. of the Editor. Labels Plus 1 From the editor The world’s biggest printing show is just over the horizon drupa the world famous printing exhibition that has been held every 4 years since the 1950s, is gearing-up for the biggest presentation of new printing machinery, processes and technology ever seen. Built around the theme of “Touch the Future”, the show - which has not been a traditional narrow-web event - is seeing more label machinery companies than ever before, making an appearance. Hewlett Packard claims it will have the biggest stand at the show, and as we see in this edition, they’re ready to unveil new Indigo presses and technology to not only expand on what they showed last year at Labelexpo, but also to release new digital machines that will compete in mid-range printing and packaging production. Omet, Xeikon, ABG, Kurz and other manufacturers will all have a presence in Dusseldorf , so if you want to get a handle on the latest machinery for the narrow- web markets make sure you’re German-bound. Phillip Rennell from Currie Group shares some of his experiences after attending the launch of the new HP range, and Melbourne’s Fantastick Labels Company walks us through their impressive new plant at Campbellfield. Foilmakers/Milford Astor has increased export sales and talks about the changes to their manufacturing personnel, while Rotary Engineering has released their first 10-colour press, to meet the changing demands of Australian and overseas converters. One of the regular exhibitors at drupa is Kurz, and they outline some of the new things the company will be showing to converters who venture to drupa. The show itself, has been running since 1951 and four years ago, recorded 314,248 visitors from 130 countries passing through their entrances. At opening time of 10am, more than 30,000 visitors are ready to stream into one of the 19 halls crammed with printing innovation. Trimatt, the agents for the Domino digital press are readying for the release late this year of the Domino N610i, a full-colour press that has notched-up a swag of sales in Europe and America. Discussing drupa wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the King of Publicity, Benny Landa, whose company announced the release of their 8-colour W10 Nanographic printing press for flexible packaging amidst all the hoopla at the 2012 drupa, which will be repeated this year. This will be the last year that drupa is held as a four-year event, and their more regular appearance on the printing exhibition calendar from now on, will have something of an impact on other shows vying for visitor attention. Till next time. Roger Coles – Editor & Publisher In this issue Cover Story 2 Currie Group executive gets a buzz from newest HP presses. 5 New facility reflects a Fantastick positive attitude! 9 Global demand for Australian hot stamping foil. drupa Highlights 13 drupa celebrates 65 years. 15 Gallus’s Labelfire digital converting system to “fire up”drupa 2016. 16 Flexo plate-making is simplified with Esko next-gen. 21 Jet Technologies partners will shine at drupa 2016. 27 Kurz innovations abound at drupa. 31 QuadTech to unveil new products at drupa 2016 and host industry “all-star” Print Performance Speaker Series. Other news 32 Domino’s label success ready to impress in Australia. 41 LabelHouse moves to digital plate-making with Jet. 47 The new direction - transitioning LATMA to F.P.L.M .A . 53 Process simplification using expanded Gamut. Regular Features 34 Labels by design. We talk to Director Nina Chalmer of Adelaide based Graphic Language Design. 62 Industry News.
Labels Plus July 2016