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June 10, 2022

Industry Roundup

3D Printing

Scientists develop cellulose, lignin examination technique without freezing, damaging plant samples; resolution is better than 20 nanometers, can optimize biomaterials for cost-effective paper production, construction, 3D printing, biofuel development
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) (06/09)

FDA approves Aurora Spine’s 3D-printed DEXA SOLO-L standalone anterior lumbar interbody spinal fusion system; color-coded bone-mimicking structure implant is first device of its kind
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (06/09)

Apparel & Textile Printing

Registration for PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21, eclipses 4,000 attendees in one month, the fastest in Expo's history; event features 600 exhibitors in commercial, digital, apparel, digital textile, packaging, wide format printing
PRINTING United Alliance (06/09)

EFI unveils Reggiani ecoTERRA pigment textile printer at FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 in Berlin, that reduces water, energy consumption, reduces environmental footprint to deliver eco-friendlier direct-to-fabric printing; press available later this year
Electronics for Imaging Inc. (EFI) (06/09)

Flexographic Applications

Machinery firm BOBST highlights partnership with CEFLEX on a metallized, high-barrier, monomaterial, flexo printed rPP pouch, also highlights partnership with TIPA on a home-compostable, paper-based, high-barrier recycle ready solution called FibreCycle
Bobst Group (06/09)

BOBST unveils ACCUCHECK RECIPE EDITOR for folder-gluers to check carton blanks for defects, EXPERTLINE large format converting line combining flatbed die-cutting, post-print flexo for e-commerce, SPEEDSET setup time reduction pack for flatbed die-cutters
Bobst Group (06/09)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

Italian print service provider Rotolito adds HP Indigo 100K digital press to enhance its flexibility, productivity, reduce lead times; company is major player in graphic arts industry in Europe, printing books, comics, catalogues, magazines, flyers
Whitmar Publications (06/09)

Print embellishments, like raised UV, provide value-added opportunities for printing industry, says Sydney Willis of marketing firm LSINC; adding enhancements to consumer-facing packaging boosts brand recognition, makes marketing, direct mail pieces pop
Printing Impressions (06/09)


Technology brand Honor has improved packaging with environmental awareness by switching to soy ink, using sugarcane bagasse for phone trays, replacing plastics with paper for the protective film of chargers and data cables, using FSC-certified boxes, more
Canada Newswire (06/09)

Scientists create electrically conductive 3D printing ink made of liquid metal coated with alginate for fabrics, smart clothes; ink enables electronics to be flexible, stretchable, and can be printed on nonwovens, paper, polyester, acrylic tape: study
India Engineering News (06/09)

Print vs. Digital

Gannett cutting daily editorial pages at regional papers as part of its push to make digital content its focus; company finds that routine editorials, point-of-view syndicated columns, guest essays are most poorly read articles online
Poynter Institute (06/08)

Commercial Printing

WhatTheyThink takeaways from Europe's Print Matters for the Future conference, covering paper shortage, Amazon's impact, sustainability; print production rebound somewhat from 2020, but most products still below pre-pandemic level, except packaging, books
WhatTheyThink (06/09)

TC Transcontinental is adding 105,000 sq. ft. of space to its existing Clinton, Missouri, advanced manufacturing plant, will add 50 jobs when completed in late 2023; plant will help TC expand its food packaging operations
U.S. Fed News (06/09)

Cornwall-based Booths Print invests in Horizon BQ-270V single clamp perfect binder from IFS to complete its transformation into highly responsive digital printing operation; company produces books, magazines, catalogs, flyers, letterheads, brochures
Intelligent Finishing Systems (06/09)

Printing Technology

Heidelberg sales set to rise to €2.3B in FY 2022/23, with order backlog of €900M as of March 31, 2022, the highest in 10 years; company faces sharp increase in material, energy, logistics, staffing costs that will result in price adjustments
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (06/09)

AB Graphic's US subsidiary relocates to 26,000-sq.-ft. building with increased office space, large display room for company's digital finishing equipment close to its previous site in Elgin, Illinois; ABG's portfolio includes DigiLase, DigiJet
Féderation Internationale des Fabricants et Transformateurs d'Adhésifs et Thermocollants sur Papiers et Autres Supports (FINAT) (06/09)

Print4All event in Milan increases interest in circularity, smart production, brings in nearly 21,000 visitors interested in converting, labeling, printing; 42% of attendees interested in printing innovations, 24% in press room components, equipment
Label & Narrow Web (06/08)

Publications & Books

University of Kansas associate journalism professor to test model to help struggling rural weekly newspapers that moves away from heavy reliance on advertising, cheap subscriptions to memberships, e-newsletters, events, new content direction
Kansas Press Association (06/09)

Ingram Content Group launches Ingram Marketing Advantage, a full-service digital marketing strategy, to help publishers reach readers directly; program was developed for independent book publishers distributed by Ingram Publisher Services
Ingram Content Group Inc. (06/09)

Governor's Early Literacy Foundation in Tennessee is expanding its K-3 Home Library program, in collaboration with Scholastic, to deliver 970,000 books to teachers, students statewide this summer; program partners with 146 school districts, charters
Scholastic Corp. (06/08)

Printing group

Direct mail printer MSP adds digital SCREEN Truepress Jet 5220HD AD inkjet web press, roll-fed W+D 410 Combi envelope converting system at its Pennsylvania facility to aid its transition from offset printing to digital inkjet printing, reduce costs
Printing Impressions (06/08)

Transcontinental's Q2 2022 revenue up 14.8% year-over-year to US$715.5M, while net earnings attributable to shareholders drops 20.5% year-over-year to US$28.3M; printing sector sees strong organic revenue growth from book printing, in-store marketing
Transcontinental Inc. (06/08)

Global Packaging Solutions expands its Albemarle, N.C., facility by adding four jobs, investing US$1.5M in machinery, equipment over next year; company provides short run flexible packaging, pressure-sensitive labels, folding cartons
The Stanly News & Press (06/08)


Offset Printing

Baldwin's AMS Spectral UV to spotlight various effects its LED-UV technology can achieve at Amplify event in Minneapolis, June 14-16; company will show its XP, XV Series for fast sheetfed retrofits, Quatro Series for web offset, packaging applications
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (06/08)

Thermal Paper/Receipt Printing

Budge Technology works with Star Micronics to offer restaurants contactless point-of-sale solution; Star's TSP654II high-speed thermal receipt printer with CloudPRNT retrieves, prints mobile online orders, SP742 impact printer is kitchen printer
Star Micronics Co. Ltd. (06/07)

UV Printing/UV Inks

Siegwerk highlights UV- and water-based deinking primers for labels and sleeves; products enable inline printing of deinkable materials, supporting recycling of plastic packaging at end of life
Siegwerk Group (06/09)

Konica Minolta launches Accurioshine 3600 digital embellishment press for commercial printing, finishing, packaging industries; patented varnish formula allows flat 2D Spot UV highlighting, sculptured 3D raised special effects on range of substrates
Labels & Labeling (06/08)

Digital Printing

BOBST launches All-in-One DIGITAL MASTER 340, DIGITAL MASTER 510 label presses that offer fully digitalized label production from the PDF, with 100% inline inspection as closed loop, to final embellished, finished labels across one unified workflow
Bobst Group (06/09)

Fujifilm acquires Liechtenstein-based inkjet system integrator Unigraphica to expand its Integrated Inkjet Solution business to Europe; Fujifilm works across various industries to supply solutions for high-volume production processes
Fujifilm Corp. (06/08)

Package Printing

American Packaging to open new US$100M, 275,000-sq.-ft. Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Cedar City, Utah, by June 2023; facility will include flexographic printing presses, laminating, preformed pouching and finishing equipment
PR Newswire (06/08)

Digimarc combines its digitization platform, watermarking tech with Sealed Air's prismiq digital printing, packaging solution to bring product digitization to markets like food proteins, eCommerce fulfillment, industrials, consumer goods
PR Newswire (06/07)


Missouri-based B.W.J. Graphics has switched its flexographic plate production to Asahi Photoproducts AWP-CleanPrint water wash plates to better meet customer requirements for faster delivery time, cleaner plates that delivery higher quality
Asahi Kasei Corp. (06/07)


Jersey-based Mailmate installs Kongsberg X24 Edge digital cutter, Mimaki UCJV300-160 UV LED printer with integrated cutter, JFX200-2513 EX UV LED flatbed from CMYUK to expand visual display side of its business
CMYUK Ltd. (06/07)

Fujifilm forms strategic partnership with Impresa to support wide format sales in Italian market; Impresa installed Acuity Prime in its showroom in March, showcased machine at an open house event in April, has plans for similar events this year
Fujifilm Corp. (06/07)

Printing Equipment & Machinery

Loftware releases Spectrum 4.6 cloud-based Enterprise Labeling software to drive printer device types from an all-in-one digital solution, allowing customers to scale all of their labeling, marking, coding operations across multiple locations
Loftware Inc. (06/09)

EFI acquires Spain-based Inedit Software, which develops raster image processors, related software for digital industrial textile printing; acquisition extends EFI's strategy to accelerate digital transformation in industrial print through investments
Electronics for Imaging Inc. (EFI) (06/08)


Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

UPM Raflatac executive says company is making good progress in switching from fossil-based carbon to renewable, recycled raw materials to make its label, packaging materials; UPM is developing label solutions that enhance recyclability of primary package
UPM Raflatac Inc. (06/09)

Lecta introduces Linerset Glassine, a supercalendered paper for siliconization, available in yellow and white, in 45 to 78 g/m2 for application on self-adhesive labels; paper produced at Condat mill in France, where Lecta converted PM8 to release liners
Lecta SA (06/09)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

Digimarc launches Brand Integrity digital solution giving brands better ways to verify authenticity of products; each product is assigned serialized digital identity that can be tracked in the cloud, accessed through on-package digital triggers
Digimarc Corp. (06/09)

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes unveils new automotive electronics portfolio for OEMs, suppliers, including 20 pressure-sensitive adhesive products to attach printed, flexible electronics for interior, exterior automotive applications
Avery Dennison Corp. (06/09)


Marketing & Advertising

Unilever's Ren Clean Skincare appoints Mandarin pop idol Evan Lin as new brand ambassador to highlight its plant-based ingredients, recyclable packaging; brand to push marketing in China as the country moves towards clean, cruelty-free cosmetics
Jing Daily (06/09)

P&G credits higher retail sales of its Tampax tampons to successful campaign with actress Amy Schumer to normalize menstrual health, says demand up 7.7% in past two years; however, P&G cites difficulty in sourcing raw materials for current tampon shortage
Independent, The (Online) (06/09)

Print Advertising

Study of over 1,200 US grocery shoppers finds that 46% are eating more often at home to cope with inflation, while 38% buy more store brands over national brands; 23% report using a store's weekly sales flyer to plan shopping list: The Feedback Group
Supermarket News (06/09)

Online Media & Digital Apps

P&G partners with iHeartRadio for #CantCancelPride livestream on June 14, featuring celebrities Elton John, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, JoJo Siwa and Lizzo; Olay brand to launch Pride jar of its Retinol24 moisturizer and donate US$100,000 to The Trevor Project
Happi (06/09)

Givenchy Parfums enters the Roblox metaverse platform, set to go live on June 13, allowing visitors to virtually style and apply makeup to their avatar faces; brand may expand offerings beyond makeup to include fragrance and skin care
Happi (06/08)


Latest: Jun, 09 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Agfa-Gevaert (AGFB) :EBR 3.96 4.00 -1.00% -0.88%
Barnes & Noble (BKS) 6.49 6.49 0.00% 0.00%
Deluxe (DLX) 22.27 22.57 -1.33% -53.37%
Ennis (EBF) 17.87 17.99 -0.67% -16.96%
Gannett (GCI) 3.54 3.73 -5.09% -33.96%
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDD) :ETR 1.97 1.98 -0.60% 4.45%
Hewlett Packard (HPQ) 36.67 37.95 -3.37% 22.03%
Koenig & Bauer AG (SKB) :ETR 17.22 16.86 2.14% -38.72%
Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (4902) :TYO 469.00 468.00 0.21% -28.72%
Meredith (MDP) 59.07 59.07 0.00% 41.32%
New York Times (NYT) 33.42 34.28 -2.51% -20.24%
Pitney Bowes (PBI) 4.54 4.70 -3.40% -50.38%
Quad/Graphics (QUAD) 3.30 3.51 -5.98% -9.09%
Rr Donnelley & Sons (RRD) 10.84 10.84 0.00% 65.75%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 16.03 16.27 -1.48% -33.73%
Tribune Publishing (TPUB) 13.96 13.96 0.00% 0.00%