Cambridge: 29 November 2016 – Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted that its innovative Xaar 2001 printhead has won the ‘Product of the Year Award’ at the 20th NMI Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Bankside (17th November, London, UK).

The NMI Awards is a prestigious annual programme delivered by NMI, a UK industry association for electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors; its mission is to increase the quality and quantity of electronic engineering and manufacturing in the UK and Ireland. This year’s awards received a record number of entries making competition stronger than ever.

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●    Epson and Robustelli highlight range of digital textile printers to meet all home décor manufacturing needs from short-run/sampling all the way to high-volume, production-level printing

●    Epson teams up with young textile designers in ‘Design for Living’ initiative to showcase flexibility and potential of digital printing to create a variety of home décor and homeware products
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Cambridge:  9th November 2016 — Xaar, the world leader in industrial inkjet technology, and its industry-leading OEM partners will demonstrate the power of Xaar printhead technology to drive the development of a wide variety of specialist, high-precision industrial inkjet solutions at InPrint 2016 (Booth F26, MiCo, Milan, 15-17 November).

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8th November 2016 Epson’s inks and printers have received the International Oeko-Tex® Association’s Eco Passport[1] certification for safe and sustainable textile chemicals. The Oeko-Tex® Eco Passport is an internationally-recognised safety and environmental certification for manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds such as dyes, additives, inks, finishing agents and detergents.

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Cambridge: 8th November 2016 – Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to win the ‘Design & Innovation’ Award and be a ‘People & Skills’ Award finalist at The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony (2nd November, Birmingham, UK).   In addition, Xaar’s Justin Noble was a finalist for the ‘Young Manufacturer of the Year’ Award.

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Cambridge: 3rd November 2016 – Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to announce the launch of the Xaar 502 product family of high-performance greyscale piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed for a wide variety of applications. The first release from this printhead family is the Xaar 502 GS15 O optimised for Coding and Marking applications.

The Xaar 502 GS15 O printhead meets the needs of manufacturers developing machines to print high quality late-stage product identification such as text, product data, bar codes and graphics onto secondary packaging or directly onto shaped products and primary packaging.

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31st October 2016 – Promotional confectionery supplier The Sweet People (formerly Liquid Lens ) has invested in an Epson SurePress L-4033AW digital label press for its short-run, personalised label and packaging production. The SurePress has enabled the company to cut output time and reduce production costs considerably.

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28th October 2016 - Specialist web-to-print company Probo (www.probo.nl) has entered the digital label print market with the installation of the latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press.

The investment will enable the company to expand its product portfolio and offer a faster turnaround on short-run variable jobs on a wider range of substrates.

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Momentum gathers with three sales to date of ebeam configured finishing solutions including two with ebeam lamination

Whiteley, Hampshire and Flamatt, Switzerland 25th October 2016 – ebeam Technologies’ and Edale, the UK manufacturer of high specification printing and converting equipment, today announced that through close working cooperation they have achieved the integration of ebeam’s electron beam (EB or ebeam) curing technology into the Digicon 3000, a product co-developed between Edale and AB Graphic International. So far, three Digicon sales with the ebeam configuration have been made to converters in both the USA and EMEA with two of the customers also including ebeam lamination as part of the configuration. Read the rest of this entry »

Cambridge: 14th October 2016 – Business owners of Oscar for Porcelain and Ceramic Production Srl (Oscar Ceramics), based in Sassuolo, Italy, took over this Italian tile manufacturer in 2015. A key focus for the business since the ownership change has been on production efficiency, with a tight control of production costs and quality.

“Production efficiency has been a major focus for us”, says Enrico Ascari, Director at Oscar. “It’s important for us to control the costs, quality and quantity of the tiles we produce”.

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