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Kornit expands additive manufacturing technology portfolio for sustainable on-demand textile production. Kornit Digital, provider of digital textile production technologies, has acquired all associated assets of Voxel8. Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8’s advanced additive manufacturing technology for textiles allows for digital fabrication of functional features with zonal control of material properties, in addition to utilizing high-performance elastomers adhering to inkjet technology. “Voxel8’s innovative technologies and talent will help us accelerate the execution of our 4.0 strategy to digitize sustainable, on-demand textile production,” said Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital Chief Executive Officer. “With this advanced and proven 3D technology, we will disrupt the business of…

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PGSF to dispense $527k in scholarships for 2021–2022 across the US. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that it is distributing $527,000 in scholarships to 185 recipients for the 2021–2022 academic year. This marks the highest amount awarded by PGSF in the past 20 years. The recipients hail from 100 colleges, technical schools, and universities across the United States. PGSF scholarship recipients take courses in graphic arts and imaging technology. Areas of study include graphic communications, packaging science, printing technology, visual communication, graphic design, digital media, graphic information technology, interactive design, advertising, marketing, paper and printing science,…

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The latest machine to add to the variable data printing and track and trace capabilities for Sai Paks. Label printing specialist catering to lubricant, pharma and other segments of the industry, Sai Paks has bought a JETSCI M Series Inkjet imprinting system. The system has been provided by Monotech Systems and will be catering to the variable data printing and track and trace markets. “We were looking for a solution for printing variable data and implementing track & trace for oil, lubricant, pharma and other segments. After thorough research we found the JETSCI inkjet imprinting system a good match which…

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– By Graham Kennedy, Head of Commercial Ink Jet Business, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe. Demand for sustainable printing, faster adaptability for clothing lines and the influx of creative design in fashion. Future Market Insights identified these as some of the drivers for the predicted growth of the global Direct to Garment (DTG) printing market to £2.31bn by 2023. We have also seen interest in DTG increase as a result of the pandemic accelerating reshoring and redefining supply chains in response to cost and time pressures. There has been greater uptake of creative personalisation, customer design and merchandising opportunities as…

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Queen Máxima unveils World’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam. The award-winning design, developed by Dutch technology start-up MX3D together with designers Joris Laarman Lab and a host of collaborators, offers a glimpse into how computational design together with state-of-the-art robotic welding technology could shape our cities in the future. Large-scale 3D printing and digital design could forever alter the shape of the built environment around us. Amsterdam’s robot printed steel bridge is a 12-metre long digital design masterpiece with curved, raw steel balustrades that belie its high-tech origins. Now fully 3D printed in stainless steel, the bridge is the…

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Xaar completes acquisition of print systems and printbar specialist FFEI Limited. Xaar has completed the acquisition of FFEI, one of the leading specialists in print systems and printbar. Xaar sees an accelerated growth and additional opportunities in vertically integrated solutions with the acquisition. FFEI is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial digital inkjet systems and digital life science technology. It has many years of experience in managing technical integration and engineering projects. Its highly innovative and advanced imaging solutions and printbar manufacturing have enabled the business to establish several joint ventures with world leading organisations in both digital inkjet…

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Seiko Instruments showcases capabilities of single printhead printing. At the Seiko Open Week 2021 event, Seiko Instruments GmbH showcased the capabilities of its single printhead printing enabled by state-of-the-art RC1536, RC1536L-2C and 1024HG printheads. The key highlight was Vertical 2-colour printing using just one RC1536L-2C printhead. The compact design was integrated in the Markoprint integra PP108 from Bluhm Systeme GmhH and used oil-based ink from Sun Chemical. Another highlight was printing a matte UV varnish of 30mm print height. Printing the new UV-based matte varnish from Siegwerk, even at a print height of 30mm, was very comfortably done, all thanks…

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Mr Kentaro Imafuku, Head of Department, Graphic Arts, Fujifilm India shares Fujifilm’s latest offerings and future plans for the Indian customers. Fujifilm’s journey in the Indian Graphic Art industry has been nothing short of extraordinary. “We have seen steady growth over the years, with customer satisfaction maintained at its highest level,” says Mr Kentaro Imafuku, Head of Department, Graphic Arts, Fujifilm India. “Every country or region has a different ‘technology adoption lifecycle. The graphics arts Industry here in India also had to adapt to technological changes quickly. At Fujifilm, we always believed in helping customers make the right technological choices…

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Avery Dennison to acquire Vestcom, provider of pricing and branded labeling solutions. Avery Dennison has signed an agreement to acquire Vestcom, provider of pricing and branded labeling solutions at the shelf-edge for retailers and consumer packaged goods companies, for $1.45 billion in a cash transaction. Vestcom uses data management capabilities to synthesize and streamline store-level data and deliver item-specific, price-integrated messaging at the shopper’s point of decision. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. Vestcom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, with about $400…

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WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn the enforced closure of Apple Daily as a major blow to press freedom in Hong Kong. Following a second police raid on the newsroom in under a year, the coordinated arrests of editor-in-chief, Ryan Law, and four senior executives under the controversial national security law, and the subsequent freezing of the company’s assets on 17 June, Apple Daily was forced to take the extreme measure of ceasing operations due to the increasingly untenable situation. The culmination of a targeted campaign against the news organisation – that has seen the jailing of its owner,…

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