Colbert Packaging Achieves G7 Master Qualification

Colbert Packaging Corporation announced that it has achieved the level of G7 Master in its manufacturing plants. G7 is an international standard for calibrating printing presses and proofing systems to a common visual neutral grayscale appearance. 

The G7 Master Qualification, which was awarded by Idealliance, signifies that Colbert Packaging possesses the knowledge and skills required to meet the G7 methodology in a graphic communications production environment.

Foil and Label Printing System from Hapa Showing at ACHEMA

The Hapa 862 modular foil and label printing system from Hapa AG, a Coesia Company, will premiere at ACHEMA in Frankfurt. It will be located at Hall 3.0, stand B95.

Apple Converting to Feature Water-Based Gravure Printing at Pharmapack North America

Apple Converting joins the Pharmapack North America show June 9-10 in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. It will highlight its specialized printing, laminating, and converting capabilities and services that will be used for traditional drug-delivery systems.

Apple Converting will be located at booth 4120.

W.H. Leary to Run Live Demos of New Tech at Odyssey 2015

W.H. Leary will be running live demonstrations of its latest technology, including LearyVIEW Print for full surface print inspection and LearyVIEW Braille inspection, at Odyssey 2015 between May 13 and May 15 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The company will also be showing its new Quantum high-speed, precision cold glue valves on the American International Machinery Signature Elite folder-gluer, according to a company press release.

Colbert Packaging Announces New Heidelberg Printing Press

Colbert Packaging Corporation, a manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes, and paperboard specialty products, announced that a brand new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 printing press is fully operational in its Elkhart, Indiana manufacturing facility. The 40-inch offset press can print six-color processes and coat paperboard in a single pass, using both conventional and ultraviolet inks and coatings, according to a press release.

21st Century Labels and Packaging Upgrades to HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press

Fort Lauderdale-based 21st Century Labels and Packaging invested in an HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press to produce labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, and folding cartons, in an effort to address demand for shorter run lengths, according to company representatives.

Printing on Flexible Packaging Materials

As medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers prepare to comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) and various other track and trace/serialization initiatives, they are evaluating the ability of existing printing systems to produce the requisite bar codes and human readable text. Systems must be able to print high-quality codes on widely used flexible packaging materials, for instance, because manufacturers may be reluctant to qualify new materials simply to improve print quality. New printing approaches may therefore be in order.

Driving Quality, Efficiency

A generics manufacturer turns to the latest in variable-printing technologies to ensure legible text and graphics, reducing rejects.

Actavis Inc. has overcome printing legibility challenges and others with the help of Videojet Technologies. Producing and marketing generic pharmaceutical products for all significant therapeutic classes, Actavis is the U.S. manufacturing and marketing division of Actavis Group, reportedly the world’s third largest generic pharmaceutical company.

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Videojet Introduces Three New Inks At PackExpo

Videojet Technologies, Inc. announced three new Ultra High Speed (UHS) inks for its line of UHS continuous ink jet printers at Pack Expo Las Vegas.

Persistent Systems Launches PaxPharma Compliance-based Packaging Automation System

The system is designed to help pharmaceutical packaging firms manage the entire print and production cycle.

Persistent Systems, the global leader in software product and technology services, today announced the immediate availability of PaxPharma, a compliance-based, Design to Print (D2P) automation solution designed specifically  for pharmaceutical  packaging and product lifecycle management (PLM).  The company unveiled the solution at this year’s Pharma Packaging and Labeling USA 2013 conference being held February 26 and 27 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel.

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