Zechini continuously develops new equipment in order to follow the ever-changing needs of the market. Over the last three months, despite the complicated international situation, they have not reduced our efforts. Now they are ready to launch four small machines for the market of hard cover pocket diaries and notebooks. These are as follows:
Company Alkaloid started the project of improving the printed pharmacy packaging two years ago in cooperation with company Grafik.net from Zagreb and Mr. Dean Tolp as the project manager. Through consulting and research, a new packaging development department has been set up, whose connection with the Quality Control Division has provided very high standards for quality, safety and packaging control.
Bato&Divajn Ltd. company from Skopje is the leader on Macedonian offset printing market. They have been in business for over 26 years, and with their groundbreaking products they attract attention from both regional clients and those from Western Europe.
The expansion of the production program into the segment of cardboard packaging (primarily for pharmaceutical, medical, food&beverage and cosmetic industries) along with frequent visits to major Western European fairs have brought significant increase in export and new demands for quality, optimization and standardization in production.
At the end of 2018 Bato&Divajn Ltd. was certified according to the FOGRA Institute PSO standard (Process Standard Offset), making it the first printing house in Macedonia and one of the 260 printing houses in the world, which certified its production process according to this standard.
The Grafik.net Ltd. company from Zagreb took over the role of training employees, installing equipment and introducing necessary standards. Project was lead by Mr. Dean Tolp, the only FOGRA PSO and FOGRA PSD partner in Croatia with five certified and recertified offset printing houses in the Adria-Balkan region.
In the interview with key people from Bato&Divajn Ltd. management, prepress, press and quality control segments, we determined the main purpose and the advantages of this certification.
End of Service Life announcement for the following legacy KODAK product software versions:
- KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow version 6.x
- KODAK PANDORA Step-and-Repeat version 4.x
- Packaging Layout Automation (PLA) Software version 4.x for PRINERGY Workflow
As of July 1, 2019, Kodak will cease support for the product versions listed above.This announcement does not impact any later versions of the affected products.If you are no longer operating this software, or if you have already upgraded to a later version of the product, you will not be affected by these changes.We recommend that you consider upgrading to the latest version of the software to ensure that your business is leveraging the full revenue potential of KODAK Workflow Solutions. Your upgrade path may vary depending on your requirements and data migration needs.
Next-generation technology platform
Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched a new printing platform – the P5 series. The first member of the family is the large format printing flagship, P5 250 HS, with shipping starting from April. The P5 250 HS is targeted towards high volume industrial production, as well as one-offs in offset quality. P5 relates to five core features at the heart of this technology: productivity, reliability, workflow, versatility and print quality.
NS Plakat (NS PLAKAT Ltd, Novi Sad, Serbia) has been investing into business and equipment for digital printing and finishing of large formats for the last 30 years. When they took over Print Grupa (PRINT GRUPA Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia) from Zagreb in 2013 they became a leading regional consortium for this segment of digital printing and finishing.
Three ZUND machines have been installed in Novi Sad in the last two years: S3 L-1600, G3 3XL-3200 with a tandem option and D3 L-3200 with automated material loading. Regional representative for ZUND Grafik.net (Grafik.net Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia) takes care of service support and work reliability.
In this interview company’s owners Mr Predrag Ilić and Mr Đorđe Mihalički talk about the challenges they encounter on daily basis and explain what is necessary for continual growth and development.
WEB-FED SELF ADHESIVE LABEL PRINTING WITH SINGLE PASS UV INKJET - HIGH VALUE-ADDED NICHE
Grafika Ltd. from Osijek, Croatia (Grafika LTD., Osijek, Croatia) does not have a real competition when it comes to commercial printing on the Eastern Croatian market. They have been in the business since 1989, and its founder and owner, Mr Ivan Plačko, is the same visionary at the age of 75 as he was thirty years ago when he was a pioneer at recognising advantages of digital technologies in printing industry. The most recent investment was in DURST TAU 330E single pass UV inkjet label printing system and additional GM finishing line installed by the regional representative Grafik.net Ltd. (Grafik.net LTD., Zagreb, Croatia). For Grafika this means accessing a completely new market niche of digital self-adhesive labeling which means a substantial increase in production capacities, market expansion and increase of export and profit.
GRAFIKnet provides users with a consumables for all equipment form our portfolio, which including CTP digital offset plates, flexo thermal film with all related chemistry, inks and all consumables for digital printing machines DURST, KODAK, KONICA MINOLTA... The common characteristic of all electrophotographic digital printing presses from our portfolio is the ORC model maintenance (Operator Replaceable Components). Our machines mainly held owner by himself and materials are bought and paid according to actual consumption. This format enables considerably cheaper production and increase revenue and profits.
The best-selling KODAK CTP plate is KODAK SONORA XTRA – Process Free Plate. The cost savings make switching to SONORA plates an easy business decision. Eliminating the processing step lets printers save on chemistry, water, processor maintenance and chemistry disposal, as well as reducing the significant cost of processing variability. Because there are no processing variables, SONORA Plates can be put on press with no dot measurement needed and no surprises.
Also MIRACLON with their Flexcel NX Ultra Solution delivers an impressive press-ready plate in less than an hour. Ultra fast. Ultra clean. Ultra efficient. Solvent-free, VOC-free platemaking environment is a new addition to the FLEXCEL NX family.
Thanks to DURST Water Technology and economically friendly applications, they open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio. The new WT inks and WT printer class for sustainable and odor-free advertising media and displays at the POS, suitable for sustainable advertising media in indoor areas. The Durst Rho WT inks are odorless and require no health and safety registration.
Epple - There’s a whole set of reasons why Epple printing inks are iconic. They have a global reputation in the graphics industry for expertise, precision processes, customized solutions and unmatched printing results. Epple have their own research laboratory with acknowledged experts who develop inks and paints such as UV LE and LED paints that set the environmental standards of tomorrow today.
We spoke to Mr. Darjan Lipoglavšek, the owner of the JOMI Labels , Ltd. company from Radeče in Slovenia about the successful installation of the DURST TAU 330 RSC E UV inkjet printer for digital printing of labels and packaging. Jomi Labels printing house is recognized as the first choice when it comes to production of labels for wine, beer, pharmacy and meat industry. Jomi Labels production is focused on the regional (Slovenian and Croatian), as well as the Western European market (Germany, Austria and Italy). This printing house is constantly building and expanding its capacities and has a great growth potential in the markets of the European Union.
Same drive to lead.
Same KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions shaping the future of the flexo industry.
Seven years ago Flexoprint Ltd. from Skopje, the leading Macedonian flexible packaging manufacturer, invested in flexo CtP system Kodak Flexcel NX. This created not only new possibilities on the regional market, but also opportunities for export to EU countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Hungary.
Kodak Flexcel NX ensures a significant increase in print quality, decreases production costs and has an overall positive effect on clients’ trust. This investment has managed to give Flexoprint Ltd. a great reputation as well as greater business results and total profits.
The Kodak Flexcel NX system was installed and is being maintained by the Grafik.net Ltd. company from Zagreb, which is active on the Macedonian market for over ten years. Grafik.net is the regional representative for Kodak CtP systems, and offers its clients comprehensive printing system solutions, expert consulting, implementation of standardization in print production and ensures reliable repair services.
The owner of the Flexoprint company Mr. Vlado Veljanovski pointed out for us the main reasons and results of this investment.
TECHKON´s compact spectral-densitometer SpectroDens is recognised by many users for its easy handling and intuitive operability in color measurement.
Not only in Europe, but worldwide, many users rely on the modern measurement device, which – as its name suggests – combines the capabilities of a highly accurate spectophotometer and an easy-to-use densitometer, making it an attractive device for most printing houses.
For the second time in her career Ivana Habazin won the World female boxing title, this time IBO middleweight title, with a fifth-round, technical knockout of Elene Sikmashvili from Georgia, in Vienna, on Friday March 16th.Thanking to her faith, perseverance, discipline and mentality of a champion, Ivana won the title and a golden belt bringing a great pride with joy to all people and organizations who supported her when she needed the most.
From the very start BG Reklam (BG Reklam Ltd., Belgrade, Serbia) had it’s focus on producing Permanent POS products. Those are complex and demanding products for which printing and finishing are just a small segment of the complete production process. BG Reklam has a complete in-house production, and for manufacturing operations they use only technologies of renowned Western European manufacturers.
The latest investment BG Reklam has made was in Durst UV P10 200 and ZUND G3 XL-3200 with the newest 3,6 kW router installed by the regional representative of the leading tecnology brands, Grafik.net (Grafik.net Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia).
This was an advancement of the existing processes, an upgrade which will accelerate the production and raise the level of quality. In the interview with the BG Reklam CEO, Mr. Luka Stanić, we found out more about the company, its organisation, its approach to products and their quality and where exactly is the company positioned when we are talking about the west European market.
Nearly two decades of development and a clear vision of how to run a professional business have made DPC (Digital Printing Centar LTD., Belgrade, Serbia) a market leader in wide format digital print. Economic indicators for the last period place DPC at the first place on the list not only in Serbia, but also the whole Adria-Balkan region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina).