Home' New Zealand Printer Magazine : June 2013 Contents 34
Esko brought a variety of products
ESKO had pre-production software the i-cut Suite, aimed at
large format printers, sign and display work ow and digital
nishing systems and the Kongsberg XP Series for digital
nishing at PacPrint 2013.
Mark Stallbaum, sales account manager for Oceania, Esko
said, "PacPrint was busy for us and it was a good show where we
have generated a lot of new leads and interest in our products.
It's an exciting time for Esko."
Esko says the Kongsberg XP is a digital cutting table
designed for accurate handling of the most challenging
materials. It has been made especially for handling the
combination of corrugated board and other rigid materials used
in packaging, POP products and product display.
For pre-production, the i-cut Suite consists of four
applications: i-cut Prelight for pdf pre- ighting and editing; the
i-cut Layout is for optimised sheet layout; The i-cut Vision Pro
is for registration and the i-cut Automate is for the automation
prepress production process.
Ferag points to productivity
FINISHING giant Ferag
highlighted its MiniSert entry
level inserting system for
newspapers, as well as added
value services such as Tape x
Ian Martin, general
manager at Ferag, as well as
current PacPrint president,
said, "Ferag is determined to
deliver solutions to enable
its customers to o er added
value services to their
Martin pointed to the new
MemoScent as an example,
this encapsulates the actual
perfume a brand owner wants
to promote and applies it in a
pouch to the front page of a
newspaper. The rst one has
just been run, on a newspaper
in the UK.
Ferag's Tape x is aimed
at preventing inserts
and onserts falling out of
newspapers as they are
delivered by the walkers
Martin added that Ferag
has been appointed as the
new Quad Tech press controls
agent for Australia.
Add value: Ian Martin,
Minipack brings Italian precision to New Zealand
AUSTRALASIA'S biggest shrink lm
manufacturing company, Minipack, continued
its long-standing support for PacPrint.
Salvatore and Antonio Scordamaglia, who own
and manage Minipack in Australia and New
Zealand, have a proud tradition of supplying
Italian crafted machinery to the local market.
Antonio said, "We came here to meet our
customers and to make new friends in the
industry. Minipack o ers the most economical
to the most sophisticated machines and we
make the machines a ordable. We don't buy
from other manufacturers. We have been with
the Italian manufacturer Minipacktorre for 30
years. we are the only company in Australasia
that manufactures polyole n and PVC shrink
lms all to Australian standards, all 100 per cent
Minipacktorre is certi ed ISO 9001, the only
company manufacturing theses machine that
has this accreditation.
Minipack has overcome some tough
challenges: often it is seen as a foreign
company but essentially, it is a local family-
owned business. He said, "We left Italy in the
1980s; Sal came to Australia and I went to New
Zealand. Initially, introduced a small shrink
wrap machine to Australasia and the market
loved it. It was a completely new concept then.
Before that, you needed a huge machine to
do shrink wrap but this machine had a small
footprint, making it easy to use.
"Now, everyone is selling similar machine.
Of course, we have moved forward. There are
Minipack companies globally and we still have
many imitators. In the printing industry, the
Germans have the best reputation for their
machinery but in packaging, the best machines
Family business, from left: Antonio,
Lorenzo and Salvatore Scordamaglia
Kurz unveils new secrets in foiling
KURZ introduced its M series range of foils
aimed at assisting processors in better
satisfying the wide variety of requirements.
David Murphy, sales manager at Kurz
said, "The M series has better gloss levels,
better abrasive resistance and it's much more
workable. It runs at least ten degrees lower
so you can run it faster as well as applying
di erent stocks with the temperature
advantage. It's a general print purpose foil
which is support by the MC for dryer stocks
for the more di cult intricate jobs, so it's a
complete package and on top of that we've got
GIO for anyone that wants to overprint foil.
"We have the new Luxor/Alu n MTS, MC-
Pro, MP and ML which are becoming a staple
item in the repertoire of many processors."
The Kurz developed foil Luxor/Alu n MTS,
was rst introduced at drupa, and is now
available. The new stamping foil is intended to
give the print nisher an especially wide scope
of processing and the easy-to-process Luxor/
Alu n MTS is suitable for all kind of motifs
and according to Kurz o ers high abrasion
resistance, also for relief stampings.
"We are hoping to introduce and educate
people the products that we have, so they have
a look and have a feel of it," concluded Muprhy.
AMS embraces new directions
AMIDST discussion about
diversi cation within the industry,
Robbie van de Lisdonk of AMS --
Allied Machinery Services says,
"While AMS was built on a base of
providing electrical and mechanical
engineering services to the printing
and mailing industries, our new
product focus had shifted over the
last couple of years towards inkjet
"Glunz & Jensen's iCTP range of chemical-free inkjet
CTP systems, exhibited on the Australian Graphic Services
stand, are a ordable and easy to use systems using non-light
sensitive metal plates have proven to be very popular with the
smaller to medium size o set printers looking to replace worn
conventional systems or looking to bring plate-making in
house. Released a couple of years ago there are now almost 50
systems installed throughout New Zealand Australia.
"Memjet inkjet technology is tted to Astrojet's M1
envelope and sheet printers and the new M1C label printer as
exhibited on the Mailpack stand. First exhibited two years ago
at Printex where the M1 received huge interest, it is now well
established in NZ and Australia. Initially being bought chie y
by mailhouses it is now being invested in by commercial
printers as well. The stand also showed a video of CMC Italy's
CartonWrapm which we also supply."
Robbie van de
John Durkin, managing director of
Printcost said, "Pacprint was a great
chance to catch up with existing
Australian and New Zealand customers,
as well as show Printcost to some
potential new users. We launched our
new web to print system: ePrintcost 4.
Printcost is now in full swing upgrading
its existing customers to the latest
version of its client server system,
Printcost 9, which o ers includes a
production planning board, CRM,
dashboards and its powerful Xpert
rules based estimating engine. Perhaps
the highlight of the show was the
Printcost's 1967 Mustang Fastback, a
Lamborghini and a Corvette marking
each hour with their engines blasting."
3D printing popular at show
TASMAN Machinery had
one of the busiest stands
at the show. The company,
founded in 1972, distributes
Direct Digital Manufacturing
equipment and 3D Printing
Australia and New Zealand.
product manager at
Tasman Machinery, said,
"We represent Stratasys, the
world leader in 3D Printers,
o ering Polyjet and FDM additive manufacturing
solutions to suit nearly every prototyping and product
design request. We sell Stratasys Fortus 3D Production
Systems that produce end use parts and short run
production on your factory oor, utilising engineering
thermoplastics and FDM technology, through to an
Objet Connex multi material 3D Printer, able to print
up to 123 di erent materials.
"The Objet 30 Pro Desktop 3D Printer can print
down to 16 micron layer resolution using Objet Polyjet
technology, for the most accurate 3D printed parts
you could imagine. You can 3D print an end use part,
vacuum forming tool, or a complex jig & xture on a
Stratasys Desktop uPrint 3D Printer."
product manager at
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