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Packaging Earth Day: 5 Trends to Note

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:56pm
Happy Earth Day 2014! Packaging Digest celebrates by examining some of the leading advancements in sustainable packaging so far this year. Have you seen these developments? 1. Kevlar-like nanocrystals strengthen plastic packaging....
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RR Donnelley Awarded $175M Multi-Year Agreement by F+W Media

April 24, 2014 - R. R. Donnelley & Sons Companyannounced today that it has been awarded a $175 million multi-year agreement by F+W Media that renews and significantly expands the companies' relationship through 2021.

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Xerox C1000 and Freeflow Drawer pulls

PrintPlanet.com - 1 hour 14 min ago
Lets say I have a job that is for 500 numbered forms that have to print on 3 color non collated ncr. Is there a way to set this up in Freeflow? I do this regularly on my Oce b/w printer, but have no clue how I would do it on the color machine.

Thanks
Paul
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Oki c9650 envelope printing

PrintPlanet.com - 1 hour 20 min ago
Hello,
Just purchased an Oki c9650 for dedicated envelope printing that we can do in house instead of sending them out. Looking for insight and steps to being successful. We will be running mostly #10's 500 to 1000 short run type jobs. We do not have an feeder for it. What are the best settings to use for the printer itself?
thanks
Alex:)
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Illustrator CC- Extremely Slow Save Time

PrintPlanet.com - 2 hours 39 min ago
For any of the jobs I work on, I make a layout through NexusManager, and preview the exported PDF in Illustrator. In this process, I make necessary tweaks (extra reg marks, edit color bar, get rid of clipping masks, etc.) before I overwrite the PDF for our platemaker. The layout file I'm having difficulty with isn't a large file--only about 34MB, but when I go to save over the preexisting PDF, it has taken over an hour to save. During the entire duration it is "Collecting metadata...". Do any of you out there know of a solution to cut down this ridiculously long save time?

Thank you.
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Looking for feedback on RIP software

PrintPlanet.com - 3 hours 44 min ago
Hi all, possibly changing RIP software. Right now using Onyx Thrive11 and Wasatch 7.0. Looking at EFI Fiery but do not know anybody using this RIP. Any feedback is appreciated. Running 5 latex, 2 solvents, and 4 aquious. Running Thrive and Wasatch seaperate on a UV flatbed also. Thank you for taking any time.
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Getting a UV LED Flatbed Printer

PrintPlanet.com - 5 hours 40 min ago
Hi all,

I'm really new to this forum.
I'm a graphic designer and currently running a DTG printer as additional income.
I'm thinking to get a UV LED Flatbed printer to print on hard substrate.
I was considering Roland LEF-12 but the price really surprised me so I'm now starting to consider Chinese UV LED printer (cost only about $6000-8000), Any one has experience with the chinese uv flatbed?

I would like to ask few questions regarding this machine.
These are my questions:

1. How is the overall maintenance? Is it costly? Especially with the white ink (with DTG, white ink is real issue)
2. How hard is it to print using this machine? any preparation or special curing? Is it easy to scratch on the printed surface?
3. How is the cost?
4. I might not be printing too often, is the ink has shelf life?

That's all for now.

Many thanks in advance
Will
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Getting a UV LED Flatbed Printer

PrintPlanet.com - 5 hours 40 min ago
Hi all,

I'm really new to this forum.
I'm a graphic designer and currently running a DTG printer as additional income.
I'm thinking to get a UV LED Flatbed printer to print on hard substrate.
I was considering Roland LEF-12 but the price really surprised me so I'm now starting to consider Chinese UV LED printer (cost only about $6000-8000), Any one has experience with the chinese uv flatbed?

I would like to ask few questions regarding this machine.
These are my questions:

1. How is the overall maintenance? Is it costly? Especially with the white ink (with DTG, white ink is real issue)
2. How hard is it to print using this machine? any preparation or special curing? Is it easy to scratch on the printed surface?
3. How is the cost?
4. I might not be printing too often, is the ink has shelf life?

That's all for now.

Many thanks in advance
Will
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Avery Dennison announces Q1 2014 results

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 13 hours 19 min ago
“I’m pleased to report a solid start to 2014, with earnings in line with our expectations,” says Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison chairman, president and CEO.
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CP+B Partners with 2K for NBA 2K Franchise

topix - Commercial Printing News - 13 hours 44 min ago

CP+B, a member of the MDC Partners network, announced today that they have partnered with 2K to launch the next edition of their top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*, NBA 2K.

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Primera printers now include BarTender software

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 14 hours 28 min ago
The Primera LX400, LX900, RX900 and CX1000 Color Label Printers include the BarTender UltraLite Edition.
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DigiFlex partners with Jet USA

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 14 hours 28 min ago
Jet USA will distribute the DigiFlex FlexoJet 1725 inkjet computer-to-plate system for the US market.
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Univacco Foils Holland announces new GM

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 14 hours 28 min ago
Additionally, the company has moved from its current location in Huissen to Waalwijk, the Netherlands.
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Colordyne introduces Color-Code Me program

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 14 hours 28 min ago
Color-Code Me is designed as an affordable alternative to industrial thermal bar code label printers.
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Ravenwood Packaging: Linerless becoming more mainstream

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
UK labeling and sleeving specialist Ravenwood Packaging has hosted a conference for 40 experts from around the world, where the consensus was given that linerless labeling is gradually becoming more mainstream.
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Univacco Foils Holland BV names new GM

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
Univacco Foils Holland BV has named Fons van Delft as its new general manager.
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UPM Raflatac to make investments in Poland

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
UPM Raflatac plans to increase production capacity for its filmic labelstock business in Europe by investing approximately 13 million EUR (18 million USD) in a new coating line at the company’s self-adhesive labelstock factory in Nowa Wies, Poland.
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UPM Raflatac to make investments in Poland

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
UPM Raflatac plans to increase production capacity for its filmic labelstock business in Europe by investing approximately 13 million EUR (18 million USD) in a new coating line at the company’s self-adhesive labelstock factory in Nowa Wies, Poland.
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DigiFlex and Jet USA agree distribution deal

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
DigiFlex has appointed Jet USA as a distributor of its inkjet computer-to-plate (CtP) system for the American market.
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Flint appoints general manager for sleeves

Labels and Labeling - 15 hours 28 min ago
Flint Group has appointed Inken Steinhauser as general manager sleeves.
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