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JETvarnish 3D bags diamond award in DuPont Awards for packaging innovation

MGI’s JETvarnish solution has earned a Diamond Finalist Award in the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The JETvarnish 3D digital print decoration process for folding cartons & labels is set to enable companies to achieve a premium branded look for their folding cartons and labels without the time, cost and expense of using traditional dies, screens or plates.

The MGI innovation achieves 2D, 3D and Variable Foil Embossing on cartons and labels on a single line. The technology shall facilitate printers, converters and finishers to produce special effects with variable data personalization and customized short-runs faster than other printing technologies. According to MGI, the solution is suitable for brand owners who are looking for more multi-sensory packaging to attract consumers at the point of sale. MGI Jet varnish 3D enables businesses to garner a premium branded look for their printed documents without the time, cost and expense of using traditional dies, screens or plates.

MGI is being represented by Konica Minolta in India.

A friendly search engine for printing!

Mumbai-based YAAR Print Solutions (a friend for your printing needs), has started an innovative business model – Outsourced Purchasing Services at as low as Rs 500.

With this, printing industry participants can outsource their buying or marketing requirements to YAAR. Users can get to know the best alternatives, technical feedback, analysis from experts for any of their requirements.

With this service, printers can save time and focus on core work of production, marketing, taxation etc. Printers can also benefit from the right buying source for his requirement. Besides, they can also identify materials (printing consumables, printing machinery spare parts, printing machine, post press requirement, service engineer etc) from suppliers across the country.

Importantly, YAAR does not charge a commission on any transaction so you are assured of unbiased feedback!

YAAR team visualizes to bring the entire print industry on a platform where each one – be a user, printer or supplier – has access to accurate seamless information just over a phone call in the shortest possible time.

EFI enters wood décor market

It was during the recent Ligna, an industrial trade fair on wood carving and designs at Hanover in Germany, EFI announced its new Cubik technology for industrial digital inkjet wood decoration. The newly introduced EFI Cubik technology machine for printing on wood offers both premium quality short-runs as well as high-speed, mass production of decorative surfaces for indoor and outdoor applications on diverse wood media. Based on EFI’s single-pass printing technology, the printer offers the wood industry top-quality decoration, maximum performance and ink saving.

Mimaki dye sublimation inks achieve Eco-Passport certification

Mimaki has announced that its original Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved the Eco-Passport certification. ECO PASSPORT from OEKO-TEX is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in sustainable textile production. It authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes, pigments and finishing agents. The certifications cover each stage of raw materials, product and company environment.

Print entrepreneurs getting trained at BIGC, China

A batch of 7 trainees are being trained in ‘Printed Electronics’ & ‘3D Printing’ at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC). This is in sync with AIFMP agreement with BIGC to provide print education in ‘3D printing’ and ‘Print electronics’ to Indian print professionals, students and teachers in printing. The highly subsidised training schedule has been specially fabricated for the members and other print entrepreneurs of the country.

The first batch of training is being conducted from May 22 to August 18, 2017. During a simple but warm send-off ceremony at Hotel Pride Plaza, New Delhi, Prof Kamal Chopra, president AIFMP greeted the first batch and persuaded them to return back after enriching their knowledge in ‘Printed Electronics’ and ‘3D Printing’. The first batch includes Parag Hase who is teaching printing at Baba Sahib Ambedkar University, Aurangabad and other six are the kith and kin of printers of India.

The course includes lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops on advance printing technologies relating to ‘3D Printing’ and ‘Printed Electronics’. Visit to a range of printing companies using these techniques will also be part of course curriculum.

The next batch of the training is scheduled to commence in the month of September 2017 and registration is open for the second batch. Prof Chopra further intimated that the total tuition fees for this 3 month training is 10,000 yuan (US $ 1500, approx. Rs. 1,00,000). The international class hostel facilities are available for the students at BIGC on affordable rates. The details of the course and application form are available at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 011 26451742

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