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HP says no to Xerox's $33.5 billion acquisition bid

19 Nov 2019

First HP PageWide T1190 in Japan starts production

18 Nov 2019

Dispute finally ends: Xerox sells Fuji Xerox stake to Fujifilm

6 Nov 2019

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19 Nov 2019

Upon its dispute resolution with Fujifilm, Xerox made a bold move on its competitor, HP Inc.

It offered USD$22-a-share, resulting in a total of $33.5 billion to acquire HP.

HP’s board of directors unanimously rejected the bid. In a letter to Xerox, HP cited the proposal as “unsolicited”, and deemed it significantly undervaluing to HP, and...

18 Nov 2019

Rengo celebrates start of production on the widest digital printing press in the world.

Japanese packaging company, Rengo Co., has celebrated the start of production with the HP PageWide T1190 Press with a grand ceremony in August. This also marked the first time that the widest digital printing press in the world had been supplied in a...

18 Nov 2019

It is the first Single-Pass Digital Corrugated Printer to be certified.

Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies has certified the EFI Nozomi C18000 printer as Fogra compliant. The digital printer passed the Fogra Process Standard Digital Print Check, and is the first such printer to do so.

The EFI Nozomi C18000 is a single-pass di...

18 Nov 2019

Esko has extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the Kongsberg X Edge: a completely new, fully upgradeable table design. The Kongsberg X Edge is able to deliver speeds of 30 m/min with acceleration of 0.3G and able to handle the full spectrum of display, signage and packaging materials - from kiss cutting vinyl to heavy...

6 Nov 2019

Xerox announced that it has entered into agreements with Fujifilm. In the new agreement, Xerox will sell its 25% stake in Fuji Xerox to a Fujifilm subsidiary. 

This transaction will bring Fujifilm’s ownership of Fuji Xerox to 100%. Upon completion, Fuji Xerox will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujifilm and will continue to supp...

6 Nov 2019

Visitors to the BOBST stand #D6 at Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai, China, 3 – 6 December 2019, can expect to see the company’s latest breakthrough solutions and services for labels and packaging.

Dazzling video displays will illustrate exclusive technologies that will provide exciting new opportunities for converters, driven by the digital r...

5 Nov 2019

Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, which it says are the first 'paper bottles' to contain beer.

The development is a continuation of Carlsberg's sustainable packaging innovation journey and a key part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, including its commitment to ZERO carbon...

5 Nov 2019

After receiving approval from antitrust authorities, Toppan completes the acquisition of the Germany-based Interprint group.

The agreement between Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. and Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG (WREDE) to acquire 100% of Interprint GmbH has been approved by the relevant antitrust authorities without conditions.


5 Nov 2019

Memjet announced the appointment of John Ortiz as its new vice president of inks and materials. In this role, Ortiz will guide the strategy, development, and manufacturing of inks used in the company’s VersaPass, DuraLink, and DuraFlex technologies. Ortiz will also lead the development of inks and primers used in Memjet’s future technol...

31 Oct 2019

We catch up with newly-minted managing director of Océ Asia Production Printing Products, Canon Singapore, Steve Ford, to discuss his new role, the renaming and streamlining of Océ, and Canon’s reach in the region. 

On 1st July, Steve Ford takes over the helm at Océ Asia Production Printing Products, Canon Singapore as its new managing d...

30 Oct 2019

Sun Chemical has collaborated with CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH to provide a metal deco digital proofing solution for two-piece beverage cans.

The solution will enable canmakers, designers and brand owners to dispense with physical aluminum wet proofs and to significantly reduce the length of the packaging design proces...

30 Oct 2019

HP has announced it will commit $200 million over five or more years to develop water-based ink technologies for printing digitally on corrugated packaging and textiles.

The commitment complements ongoing HP investments in other printing technologies and markets aimed at creating sustainable digital print solutions.

 “Investing in water-b...

30 Oct 2019

Kodak Prosper press inkjet head exceeds 34,000 hours of production.

Japan’s Toppan Forms has returned a jetting module built with Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology for refurbishment after more than 34,000 hours of operation – a major milestone.

According to Kodak, this equates to printing non-stop for almost four years and printing enough A4...

29 Oct 2019

Messe Dusseldorf Asia announced that the 2019 edition of Pack Print International 2019 (PPi) logged over 19,000 packaging and printing trade visitors from 62 countries. This represents a 15% increase from the 2017 edition, and a 30% increase in overseas visitorship.

Top five visitor markets registered from abroad were India, Singapore, M...

29 Oct 2019

Embellished packagings was the star of the show at Packaging Day in the Heidelberg plant in Shanghai

In early September, Heidelberg showcased its comprehensive range of solutions for packaging printers in Asia. The kickoff came at the beginning of September in the Heidelberg plant in Shanghai with the Packaging Day, which showcased...

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