• Packaging April Issue
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  • All in print

Packs that meet pet food needs

From big to small, from round to square, RPC Superfos offers a wide-ranging selection of packaging for pet food – and with the local licensee being Polyoak Packaging, these packs are available to local pet food producers.

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Screen digital label presses snapped up

As reported last year (PPM May 2014), Screen has partnered with Rotocon as the specialist reseller of Truepress Jet digital label presses. With news of the first two South African sales to local printers (as yet unnamed!), Gill Loubser questions Rotocon’s Pascal Aengenvoort about the way he sees sales of this digital label press developing.

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Flatbed embossing: Nilpeter’s inline sophistication

‘A wine label has everything to do with a consumer’s purchasing decision. It’s a common perception that the nicer the label the nicer the wine!’ So says Nilpeter US area sales manager, Robert Wrap.

Nilpeter utilises a number of different processes to help printers produce appealing labels for the growing wine and spirits markets. ‘Converting the different substrates from a virgin roll to creating the finished label, all inline is where this sector is heading,’ Robert stresses. He goes on to remark that to meet the specific demands of printing wine labels, Nilpeter offers a variety of presses and works with label printers to identify the correct process to optimise workflow.

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Taking water out of the equation

Offset litho remains the most widely-used paper-based print medium but the process has some undesirable variables, one of which is the need to control the ink-water balance. In recent years several leading manufacturers have introduced waterless offset options and these presses offer significant advantages.

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