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Members in the News — September/October 2018

By AICC Staff

September 13, 2018


From left: John Burgess, president, Pamarco’s flexo division; John Bingham, president, BFS; and John Rastetter, vice president of sales, Pamarco.

Pamarco has once again signed Bingham Flexo Services (BFS) to a multiyear agreement to represent Pamarco’s full line of flexo and coating products. BFS, which is headquartered in Pamarco’s Batavia, Ill., facility, services the central United States and has been an exclusive agent of Pamarco for nearly 20 years.

“We are very pleased to have the BFS group as part of the Pamarco family,” said John Burgess, president of Pamarco’s anilox division. “They are arguably the very best technical sales team in the Midwest, and over the years, they have consistently exceeded expectations.”


Jason Cagle

MacDermid Graphic Solutions has appointed Jason Cagle as its account manager for the South-Central United States region. He will be based in Atlanta, Ga., and will be reporting to Mike Williams, director of sales for North America.

Jason’s technical applications, R&D experience, and industry knowledge will make him an asset to our customers, Williams said.

In other MacDermid news, the company has been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech™ Technology Award for its Anti-Fluting Plate Technology for Corrugated from Printing Industries of America (PIA).

“We are incredibly honored by this recognition from the PIA,” said Ryan Vest, MacDermid’s global director of innovation. “Our development team continues to focus heavily on innovative new plate technologies, and this type of acknowledgment helps show the progress that we’ve made.”

Xante will be exhibiting at several industry expos in September, highlighting its newest product, the X-32 Industrial Production UV Printer. The company will start its 10-show tour at the North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky Roadshow and the Southern California Roadshow, Sept. 10–14 and Sept. 10–13, respectively. It will make its final stop at PRINT 18 in Chicago, Sept. 30–Oct. 2.

The new X-32 machine is a flatbed UV printer that offers the ability to produce durable signage without taking up a large portion of floor space. Added to the 36×24 bed is an adjustable print head that allows it to print on objects up to 11.5 inches tall. And with its open design, it allows objects longer than 24 inches to be printed past its bed.

Xante have also been granted a Japanese patent recognizing its Enterprise High-Speed Feed System, exclusive to the Japan market. This system, now patented in both Japan and the United States, is featured in the Xante Impressia® and En/Press® Digital Multimedia presses and has been on the market since 2014.

“We are rightfully proud and honored by the receipt of this patent,” said Xante President and CEO Robert Ross. “This is the tenth patent granted to us and is further proof that Xante develops the most innovative and efficient products available to our customers around the world.”


Young Shin’s Zenith 210 Plus Die Cutter

Mid-America Display will add a new Young Shin USA Ltd. Zenith 210 Plus Die Cutter to its St. Louis, Mo., headquarters facility. The Zenith 210—a high-speed, large-format flatbed die-cutting machine—will be installed and added to Mid-America’s production lineup during the fourth quarter of 2018. The machine accommodates: single- and double-wall board corrugated; solid substrates such as microflute; litho label and single-face laminated board; foam core; plastic corrugated and paperboard down to .060 point; and a maximum sheet thickness of .433 inches. It can also operate at up to 5,000 sheets per hour.

DuraMark Technologies is using Durst Workflow software to drive both of its Tau 330 presses. Durst’s UV inkjet technology solutions will allow DuraMark to have the capacity and redundancy to protect and increase its business. Durst’s innovative Tau 330 UV portfolio allows for stand-alone or fully automated production units with integrated conventional and digital finishing lines, and it can even be used in a hybrid configuration with multiple flexo decks.

The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) has awarded Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI) with two SGIA Product of the Year Awards, which recognize outstanding digital imaging products. The honored prodcuts are the EFI Nozomi C18000 and VUTEk® h3 machines.

The Nozomi C18000 is a single-pass inkjet corrugated packaging press, the winner in the Single-Pass printer category, employs LED UV inkjet technology for ultra-high-speed, high-quality printing on corrugated board for packaging and display graphics applications. It supports board sizes up to 1.8×3.0 meters at speeds up to 246 linear feet per minute, or up to 10,000 35×35 boards per hour. The Nozomi machine also won top industry honors this year, including a 2018 Printing Industries of America InterTech™ Technology Award and a 2018 EDP Award.

EFI’s other SGIA-honored product, the VUTEk, a h3 superwide-format LED inkjet printer, won the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The VUTEk h3 supports media up to 126 inches wide and has a resolution of up to 1,200 dots per inch. The h3 can be upgraded to the h5 model, which gives users up to 47 percent higher productivity, with top print speeds of 109 boards per hour.

“We are honored to receive these prestitigous awards from SGIA,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing for EFI Inkjet and co-general manager of EFI Inkjet Display Graphics. “This recognition underscores EFI’s unwavering commitment providing customers with superior-quality technology and our continued dedication to the markets we serve.”