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    Flint Group Announces a Global Price Increase Across All Product Lines

    Flint Group Packaging announces the intention to further increase global prices of all its Heatset & Coldset inks & coating products for the Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board and Narrow Web markets. Increases will vary by product and will be applied throughout the remainder of 2021. According to...
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    Esko Announces Global Software Distribution Partnership with Corbus

    Esko has announced a new, global distribution partnership with Corbus to distribute its range of prepress software. In addition to its head office in the United States—Dayton, Ohio—Corbus has teams in more than 20 countries, including Singapore, China, Japan, India, Switzerland and Panama. The...
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    Standard Upgrades RD-N4055 Die Cutter to Feeder/Die Cutter/Separator/Card Stacker System

    Standard Finishing Systems has announced an upgraded RD-4055 Die Cutter. This updated system combines a high-capacity feeder, a single- or dual-magnetic cylinder die cutter, a new separator and an optional card stacker. According to the company, this system can increase productivity by 20%...
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    Agfa To Increase Offset Printing Plate Prices

    Specific price increases—expected to be double-digit—will apply from November 1, 2021 onwards and will be communicated directly by Agfa to customers.
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    VariJET-106 Hybrid Offset/Inkjet Press Debuts

    Targeting the folding carton market, the VariJET-106 modular single pass, sheetfed digital printing press—developed by Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH—has been unveiled with a live demonstration, world premiere in Radebeul (near Dresden) Germany. Koenig & Bauer and Durst first announced they had...
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    “PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION—2021” In-Person Event In Düsseldorf, Germany

    The PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION—Düsseldorf, Germany: October 20 through 21, 2021—will be a live, in-person only, event for key decision-makers in the print & media industry, brand owners, publishers and agencies. The 2-day trade fair—organized in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf—was originally...
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    Agfa To Increase Offset Printing Plate Prices

    For the third time in less than 10-months, Agfa announces they will increase prices of offset printing plates & chemicals. Raw material shortages and the competition to secure aluminum & other materials has accelerated the cost increase—aluminum futures recently traded at a 30-year high on the...
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    Updated G7-Expert & Professional Training Programs

    Idealliance has revamped content for their G7-Expert & G7-Professional online & in-person training programs—being unveiled at their upcoming October 18-22, 2021 class, taught by Ron Ellis. The intended audience for G7 Expert/Professional Training includes leading print technology OEMs, print...
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    Kodak Launches New Products

    Kodak has announced a new digital press & additions to its portfolio of digital and offset solutions. Following are highlights: New KODAK ASCEND—electrophotographic (EP) digital press—targets high end Packaging & Retail Signage. The press is designed to print long length, heavy weight...
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    PitStop Pro on MacOS Issue Fixed on Latest Version

    Enfocus reports that the issues with PitStop Pro on MacOS have been solved. “We are able to make the fix available on the latest version of PitStop Pro (2021.0.3). Without an active maintenance contract or subscription users will need to upgrade to the latest version. To compensate for the...
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    Color-Logic Metallic Printing Software Now Available Worldwide

    Color-Logic—developers of color communication systems & tool sets for a variety of special effects metallic & printing on metallic substrates—is now available world-wide. With licensees in more than 70 countries, major press manufacturers also offer Color-Logic software & training as part of...
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    Konica Minolta Toner Fire at Japanese Factory May Affect US Supplies

    According to an Industry Analysts report, “Supply of toners for office products continues so that customers can continue to print. Regarding toners for on-demand digital printing systems, we are trying to recover at an early stage, including adoption of alternative toners…”. The company’s...
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    Sun Chemical Digitizes Color Communication with GMG ColorCard

    GMG, in partnership with Sun Chemical, has integrated GMG ColorCard into its color matching services, digitizing color communication for Sun Chemical customers, and creating accurate, faster & more efficient visual color references. GMG ColorCard will be part of the SunColorBox solution set...
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    Metallic Polyester Barrier Film Replacement for Aluminum Foil

    Flex Films has launched a new, patented, BOPET high barrier film F-UHB-M, designed to replace aluminum foil in flexible packaging applications. This FDA compliant film—to be manufactured in Flex Films’ Kentucky plant & supplied world wide—meets applications in medical packaging, packaging for...
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    Kessler Creative Automates Binding & Folding Capabilities

    Kessler Creative—printing & direct marketing in Jacksonville, FL—was interested in automated finishing solutions to complement 2-new Canon i300 Color Sheetfed Digital Presses. In early summer, after visiting Standard Finishing Systems for a hands-on demonstration, Kessler moved forward with the...
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    PitStop Pro Warning: Mac Users Should Not Update to Latest Adobe Version

    The Enfocus crew keeps a sharp eye on this forum, someone from there should be responding soon.
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    PitStop Pro Warning: Mac Users Should Not Update to Latest Adobe Version

    You should contact Enfocus support directly for their advice.
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    In-Person Print & Digital Convention—Düsseldorf

    PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION (October 20 – 21, 2021) in Düsseldorf, Germany—jointly organized by Fachverband Medienproduktion & Messe Düsseldorf—is an in-person event that features 8-theme worlds, 48 lectures, 60 plus exhibitors with 1,000 expected visitors who will see a comprehensive overview of...
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    PitStop Pro Warning: Mac Users Should Not Update to Latest Adobe Version

    According to Enfocus, the Mac version of this update introduced a problem for PitStop Pro: when you select an object(s) in PitStop Pro, the selected objects & anchor points are not displayed. There is no workaround for this issue, and Enfocus advises Mac—PitStop users not to update Acrobat, at...
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    Sun Chemical Prices Increase in North America

    Sun Chemical will increase prices across its entire portfolio of publication, packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings & adhesives in North America, effective immediately. Cited reasons for the increases, include: Increases in raw material costs; Significant cost increases of steel...

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