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Hapa Announces Two Additions to Inkjet Range

In Digital Presses on October 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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Swiss-based Hapa AG, the global leader of innovative packaging printing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the release of two additions to its drop-on-demand piezo inkjet range of products.

The compact MedJet 470 is print unit designed to integrate easily onto continuous or intermittent motion packaging machines. The single-colour UV DOD piezo inkjet is designed with the medical packaging industry, and uses solvent-free UV curing inks.

MedJet 470 is suitable for printing onto a wide range of substrates, including aluminium foil, paper-backed foil, PVC, medical paper, and Tyvek. The system is targeted at the production of blisters, deep-draw blisters, trays, and pouches.

The second new arrival is the BlisterJet CMYK for printing text and graphics in four spot colours or CMYK process images. The product is an addition to the already successful BlisterJet product, suitable for two colour printing. BlisterJet products are focused on producing print onto blister and deep-draw blister products, and are the ideal print products to aid late-stage-customisation of pre-filled packs.

The fully digital UV DOD piezo inkjet system provides perfectly sharp print quality in a single pass, and is suitable for printing onto aluminium foil, paper-backed foil, PVC, and Tyvek.

Low-Migration Ink Products for DOD

Working in conjunction with Hapa equipment, the company is also able to offer high quality ink products through its Hapa Ink division. The division addresses a key concern for the packaging world: the unwanted transfer of ink substances and taint from packaging to product. Customer-specific low-migration ink is formulated by Hapa Ink to suit substrate, application, and production risk-levels. The company can also offer a complete service to ensure compliance and security.

In the packaging sector, public health and safety have to be at the forefront. It must be guaranteed that no ink substances in excess of quantities designated and regulated as harmful, transfer onto pharmaceuticals, foods, and cosmetics. To this end, Hapa Ink develops low-migration, solvent-free UV drop-on-demand inks that mitigate the risk of diffusion and set-off migration. The inks are specialised to each customer’s substrates, application, and production processes. Any ink-quantity levels can be supplied, no matter how large or how small.

The development and production of inks is done in a single lab, where a team of specialists put years of practical experience to work on low-migration inks.

Combining extensive know-how of printing systems and technologies, industry regulations, and sub-regulations, Hapa Ink can fulfil orders for inks that meet EU food safety standards. All low-migration inks from Hapa Ink contain materials on the Nestlé Positive List.

Highest Print Quality and White Opacity

Whether CMYK, white, or spot-colours, inks from Hapa Ink deliver the highest printing quality for a virtually unlimited range of applications. The inks meet cover requirements in a single pass of printing.

About Hapa and Hapa Ink

Hapa’s on-demand and late-stage-customization printing solutions improve lean production. It’s UV flexographic, UV DOD inkjet, and hybrid printing systems have long established Hapa as the global leader of in-house packaging-print solutions in the pharmaceutical industry.

Growth in the cosmetics, food, medical, and ink industries is dynamic. Hapa Ink is a department of Hapa. It develops, produces, and delivers individualized inks that are printing on plastic, aluminium, glass, and labelling materials of types.

The growth of the Hapa Ink division, and its expansion into the FMCG industries is dynamic. More than 170 Hapa employees work at the company headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland, and in sales and service centres worldwide.

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Hapa to Focus on Low-Migration Ink at InPrint

In Digital Presses on September 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

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Swiss-based Hapa AG, the global leader of innovative packaging printing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, will focus its exhibit at the forthcoming InPrint show in Milan, taking place November 15th to 17th, on its speciality ink products.

The Swiss producer offers application-specific, one-stop services for individual ink development and production to ink migration testing.

Since its inception back in 2014 the InPrint exhibition has provided a unique point of focus for industrial printing, bringing this sector of the industry to the attention of a wider audience. Hapa is a strong supporter of the event, and is looking forward to meeting the many visitors expected at the show.

Stand C41 will present a focus on low-migration inks for drop-on-demand ink jet production. Other Hapa printing products will be shown in video form, and a redcube inkjet unit will be on the stand for live demonstration and sample production.

Low-Migration Ink Products for DOD

Hapa Ink, a division of the Swiss specialists for printed packaging solutions, addresses a key concern for the packaging world: the unwanted transfer of ink substances and taint from packaging to product. Customer-specific low-migration ink is formulated by Hapa Ink to suit substrate, application, and production risk-levels. The company can also offer a complete service to ensure compliance and security.

In the packaging sector, public health and safety have to be at the forefront. It must be guaranteed that no ink substances in excess of quantities designated and regulated as harmful, transfer onto pharmaceuticals, foods, and cosmetics. To this end, Hapa Ink develops low-migration, solvent-free UV drop-on-demand inks that mitigate the risk of diffusion and set-off migration. The inks are specialised to each customer’s substrates, application, and production processes. Any ink-quantity levels can be supplied, no matter how large or how small.

The development and production of inks is done in a single lab, where a team of specialists put years of practical experience to work on low-migration inks.

Combining extensive know-how of printing systems and technologies, industry regulations, and sub-regulations, Hapa Ink can fulfil orders for inks that meet EU food safety standards. All low-migration inks from Hapa Ink contain materials on the Nestlé Positive List.

Problematic Migration and Set-off

Hapa Ink’s low-migration series of inks are ideal for printing on plastics, carton, paper, or label materials. The use of low-migration inks alone, however, is not all there is to meeting regulations. “The risk of ink migration or set-off remains even when using low-migration inks,” says Mathias Theiler, Head of Hapa Ink. “It is paramount that each application be carefully tested.”

Often, clients feel abandoned to the ink and material acceptance process, as the option of testing and making adjustments to the inks of low-volume orders is not offered by the larger ink producers. This simply never happens at Hapa Ink. Following the analysis, evaluation, and testing of each ink and application, comes the department’s forte: the carrying out any necessary adjustments that ensure the required values of the relevant regulations are met.

Comprehensive Testing Process from a Single Source

The interaction between packaging and product are both product and process dependent. To detect the risk of migration, realistic tests are necessary.

Migjen Rrahimi, Head of Ink Development, supports a wholly integrated approach: “We conduct migration tests in cooperation with certified institutes and under real conditions. This means the ink, substrate, product, printing system, and polymerization process are all taken into account.” Hapa Ink tests each component in a continuous process until the optimal results are reached. Thanks to this meticulous attention to details, the customer can rely on individualized inks being in compliance with the regulatory limits.

Highest Print Quality and White Opacity

Whether CMYK, white, or spot-colours, inks from Hapa Ink deliver the highest printing quality for a virtually unlimited range of applications. The inks meet cover requirements in a single pass of printing.

The UV DOD, low-migration Hapa Ink “Enserra” is applicable for various print heads from Konica Minolta (KM 512, KM 1024, KM 1024i, KM 1800i), Xaar (1001, 1002), and Kyocera (KJ4). Hapa Ink 27, a UV flexo ink, is also to found in the low-migration portfolio. Hapa Ink provides customers with more than individually designed products: the team is prepared to develop new inks to meet particular demands.

About Hapa and Hapa Ink

Hapa’s on-demand and late-stage-customization printing solutions improve lean production. It’s UV flexographic, UV DOD inkjet, and hybrid printing systems have long established Hapa as the global leader of in-house packaging-print solutions in the pharmaceutical industry.

Growth in the cosmetics, food, medical, and ink industries is dynamic. Hapa Ink is a department of Hapa. It develops, produces, and delivers individualized inks that are printing on plastic, aluminium, glass, and labelling materials of types.

The growth of the Hapa Ink division, and its expansion into the FMCG industries is dynamic. More than 170 Hapa employees work at the company headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland, and in sales and service centres worldwide.

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Masar Printing Sets New Standards with FoldLine

In Digital Presses, Finishing on March 30, 2016 at 10:43 am

The printing company Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has integrated the folding solution FoldLine from manroland web systems into its new digital printing workflow, connecting the post-press unit with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C. With this configuration Masar enjoys production flexibility and can actively adapt to readers’ behavior.

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With the order from Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, digital inline finishing equipment from Augsburg has entered another important printing market in the world. In the United Arab Emirates technical advance is always in demand; everybody knows about the architectural masterpieces and high-tech fondness of the country. In the future, the FoldLine, in a workflow with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C, will ensure premium performance in the printing room.

“Masar is the first in the world to acquire the fastest digital press, Kodak Prosper 6000 C. That is why we decided to also invest in the highly developed FoldLine from manroland web systems in order to approach full and comprehensive flexibility between printing and finishing. We aim to run the Kodak Prosper 6000 C in multi-shift-operations, a one-stop-shop from reel to delivering the final product – which exceeds the customers’ expectations,” comments Faisal Bin Haider, Chief Executive Officer, Printing & Distribution Sector at Dubai Media Inc.

He further adds: “Markets and customers are variable factors, their requirements may change in minutes. This is why the Kodak Prosper 6000 C was built to handle the full range of today’s print applications while still meeting the business goals of newspaper and book publishers as well as those of direct-mail service providers. By gathering these technologies under one roof, Masar Printing & Publishing will have a competitive advantage, providing the local and regional customers with key solutions for making minute differences in delivering the product at the right cost, quality, and quantity, and right on time.”

The World’s Most Modern FoldLine

The fully equipped FoldLine for Masar incorporates all possible options for maximum flexibility during production making it the most efficient system of its class worldwide. From book blocks to newspapers and glued, as well as stitched, commercial products: everything can be produced with the folding system.

“Masar is always committed to getting the best out of the technology, be it with its LITHOMAN or now with digital printing. We want to support them in this with our digital know-how in hardware and software,” explains Christoph Blank, Executive Sales Manager at manroland web systems.

With the software plug-ins WorkflowBridge and MasterQ from manroland web systems as an extension to the Kodak workflow, the customer can optimize, sort, and verify job sequences. The entire configuration is designed to fully utilize the processing benefits of digital printing at a maximum production speed.

Developing Digital Business Models

“Masar always thinks of the future and is setting a standard early on with investments in digital printing,” acknowledges Ziegler. “This way, the customer can digitally rebuild products from the offset sector and additionally develop in-house digital innovations.” Masar responds to the changes in media behavior with its entrance and investments in digital printing. Right now, it is very important for the printer to establish flexible business models. These include personalized advertisements in newspapers, as well as personalized flyers, booklets, and brochures. They also aim to boost production of book blocks.

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