Posts Tagged ‘Mouvent’

  • World-1st cover on Print21 summer issue

    The latest issue of Print21 is out now, with all your vital summer reading – plus an amazing world-first cover, printed digitally on the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 press and embellished with the MGI JETvarnish 3D.

    It is the result of a collaboration between Jossimo, which printed the cover on the KM-1, and Whirlwind, which provided foil and 3D clear coating for extra pop on the JETvarnish 3D. Both of these devices were purchased from Konica Minolta at PacPrint 2017, and Patrick Howard, publishing editor of Print21, is proud of this world-first digital combination. “The role of a graphic arts magazine is to do more than merely talk about the latest innovations in printing and design. Better to show than to tell, better to touch than to read. That’s why Print21 takes special pride in bringing you this magazine issue with its innovative, world first cover,” he said.

    Underneath the Christmassy cover is enough essential reading to fill all your stockings this year. From Brussels, Nessan Cleary brings you a full report on the greatest hits of Labelexpo 2017, including innovations from Epson, Screen, HP, Gallus, Nilpeter, Mark Andy, Omet and Mouvent; he also gives insight into the dawn of ‘Industry 4.0’.

    Also in Europe, Patrick Howard visited Heidelberg’s Wiesloch Print Media Academy in Germany to view the press manufacturer’s latest developments, and sat down for an exclusive interview with CEO Rainer Hundsdorfer on the future of the company.

    Closer to home, Andy McCourt gives a guide on everything you need to know about trade printing, speaking to for-trade outlets around the country on the state of play in the sector, including the rise in wide-format.

    In a seven-page special feature, Jake Nelson slices open the world of digital flatbed, roll-fed and laser cutting, examining the latest technologies that are breaking through the finishing bottleneck and making life easier for operators and customers alike.

    For this issue’s People in Print profile, used equipment guru Paul Carthew offers Patrick Howard the benefit of his vast experience, gained from decades at the helm of premier used equipment supplier PrintMac, and details why he sees his reputation as his greatest asset.

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  • Labelexpo Day One – Hardware and software both on show at label industry’s biggest event

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    The Atomium in Heysel, Belgium. Photo by Mike Cattell.

    Labelexpo Europe 2017 is underway in Brussels, and Print21 has wrapped all the hot news from the show floor on Day One. Read all about just some of the latest and greatest innovations direct from Belgium right here.

    Gallus unveils Labelmaster Advanced

    Heidelberg subsidiary Gallus launched the Advanced configuration of its Labelmaster conventional press at stands 5B28 and 5C31. The modular machine boasts a short 1.4m web path and a maximum speed of 200 metres per minute, making it the fastest Gallus label press ever. “By offering this modular system, Gallus is ensuring that label printers can satisfy prevailing market requirements and always remain fit for the future – all for a level of investment that would previously have been inconceivable for premium products,” said Matthias Marx, head of corporate communications at Gallus.

    The Gallus Labelmaster Advanced conventional press.

    Mouvent makes its trade show debut

    Mouvent, the new joint venture between Bobst and Radex, is showing off its digital label presses on stand 3A60 alongside Bobst. The LB series includes the LB-701UV mini label press, the larger LB-702UV press, and the LB-702WB press, which uses water-based inks for food and beverage labels. The machines are all built around the ‘Mouvent Cluster’, which uses modular, scalable technology to avoid the need for different print bars for different widths and applications. “The Mouvent Cluster is the key technology behind the Mouvent machines, resulting in high optical resolution for a crisp, colorful, very high printing quality, as well as a never-seen-before flexibility and possibilities in terms of machine development. Simplicity is our engineering philosophy,” said Piero Pierantozzi, co-founder of Mouvent.

    The Mouvent LB702-WB water-based label press.

    Global Graphics teams up with HP for Indigo labels and packaging RIP

    Global Graphics and HP announced that Global’s Harlequin software has been chosen as the RIP engine for HP Indigo label and packaging presses. Harlequin is already used for Indigo’s commercial print range, and will now be used inside HP’s Production Pro digital front end for presses including the WS6800, 8000, 20000 and 30000. “We enjoy a longstanding relationship with HP Indigo. We are delighted that the Harlequin RIP, as well as our partnership approach to engineering and support, has so impressed HP Indigo in the commercial print space that they are now expanding its use into their labels and packaging presses,” said Gary Fry, CEO of Global Graphics. HP is exhibiting its Indigo presses on the patio leading into Hall 5.


    Bobst launches new flexo plate mounter

    Bobst announced the next version of its Smart DigiMount flexo plate mounting system on stands 3A58 and 3A59. The new DigiMount features advanced electronics for improved speed and accuracy of plate mounting. It handles sleeve repeats of 254 – 812.8 mm and optionally 1066.8 mm. “Every concept within the Bobst Digital Automation programme is continuously upgraded or extended so as to keep pace with the equipment evolution and to always ensure new improved levels of integrated automation,” said Matteo Cardinotti, managing director of Bobst Firenze. “This has led to the development of the Smart DigiMount version of the plate mounter in order to provide a solution for Bobst narrow- and mid-web production lines dedicated to the production of labels, flexible packaging or carton packaging that use sleeve technology.”

    The new Bobst Smart DigiMount flexo plate mounter.

  • Bobst launches Mouvent for digital print

    (L-R) Piero Pierantozzi and Jean-Pascal Bobst with the prototype LB701 label press in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

    Bobst has launched a new company for its digital print strategy. Called Mouvent, the joint venture with Radex will use a unique print head ‘cluster’ to deliver solutions for a wide variety of applications.

    Mouvent has already launched its first product – the TX-801 eight-colour digital textile printer – and will display a range of digital label solutions at Labelexpo in Brussels this September.

    Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst, says the launch of Mouvent is a ‘watershed moment’ for the future of digital printing. “Current industry trends – including high demand for digitalization, short runs, fast availability, promotion and versioning, personalised and seasonal products, and increasing sensitivity towards cost and environment – are driving demand for high quality and affordable digital printing machines.

    “Through Mouvent we aim to initiate a quantum leap in this area, ultimately providing the market with what it needs most: highly reliable industrial digital printing on different substrates at a competitive cost,” Bobst said.

    Mouvent products will likely not come to Australia until the second half of 2018 at the earliest, Bobst says, as it is a new company and thus will need to establish partnerships in target markets. “We will evaluate, for each country, the right go-to-market strategy and partners, and that will come over the next eight to ten months. Mouvent will need to develop its own sales and service channels, and that takes time,” Bobst said.

    Mouvent will offer fully integrated solutions, including hardware, software, inks, coatings for various substrates, and service and support. Its digital printers will be based on modular, scalable ‘clusters’ built around Fujifilm Samba print heads instead of having different print bars for different applications and print widths, says Piero Pierantozzi, co-founder of Mouvent. “The Mouvent Cluster is the key technology behind the Mouvent machines, resulting in high optical resolution for a crisp, colourful, very high printing quality, as well as a never-seen-before flexibility and possibilities in terms of machine development. Simplicity is our engineering philosophy,” he said.

    Future products will include applications for web-fed, sheet-fed, consumables, wide format, and industrial printing, and will be announced as they become available.