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Successful Innovation Series Down Under

Ink specialist Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd joined its partner Jet Technologies for a roadshow which travelled to Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne to present the latest developments in narrow web and labelling.

The ‘Innovation Series’ hosted by Jet Technologies took place on 15th, 17th and 18th October and drew an impressive crowd at each event. Topics presented included responsibilities for food packaging and closed-loop colour management, improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) on the press, and creating value with digital printing. The impact of sensory packaging on consumers was also addressed in the Australian briefings by Jack Malki, director of Jet Technologies.

International guest speakers included Gary Seward, managing director, of UK-based Pulse Roll Label Products who joined Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager of Asahi Photoproducts in Germany, and Peter Scott, managing director of Screen GP Australia. Seward kicked off each briefing with an update to the local label, packaging and printing communities on the very latest in European food packaging laws, explaining how these regulations affect ink manufacturers and label printers. He talked about the complexities of migration compliance and brought some typical British-style humour to what often seems like an endless maze of rules and regulations.

Seward said, “We were delighted to support this event series and participate alongside our partner Jet Technologies, with whom we have a close and long-standing relationship. We realise that food packaging regulations and understanding the responsibilities within the packaging supply chain can seem quite daunting. These are challenges we have dealt with for many years in Europe now and continue to face. Our food packaging compliant UV flexo ink system, PureTone FPC, and our range of FPC UV flexo coatings and varnishes, are optimised to adhere to EU regulations as well as comply with strict industry guidelines and good manufacturing practices. With this experience, we are always keen to share knowledge and help make it easier for our customers to grasp the complexities of this topic.”

The benefits of adopting a closed-loop colour management process was also touched on by Seward, who talked about how closing the loop guarantees print matches proof every time, whether its digital or flexo. New technologies are changing the face of narrow web print and bringing significant benefits to label printers, brand owners and retailers.