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12 Jun 2020

PIA chats with CEO Chris Payne on celebrating Miraclon’s first anniversary in the face of COVID-19, and looking ahead to drupa 2021.

 In April 2020, Miraclon celebrated its first anniversary as a new company. Birthed from Kodak as its former Flexographic Packaging division, it develops, produces and sells Kodak Flexcel-branded technology...

29 May 2020

The Vulcan Plus is the highest capacity DTG mass customisation print system in Kornit’s product portfolio, provides a genuine replacement for short-mid run screen-print jobs.

Kornit announced the launch of the Kornit Vulcan Plus, a next-generation system for DTG mass customization. The Vulcan Plus represents the highest-capacity DTG prin...

27 May 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has put the global economy into a tailspin. While the crisis continues to impact supply chains all over the world, China has already begun shifting gears to get back to normal.

Xeikon CEO, Benoit Chatelard, echoed this observation: “What we see is a slow start from China. My people are a...

20 May 2020

LVMH ditched luxury packaging and opted for a no-frills, basic look for hand sanitisers going to hospitals.

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When the French government issued a call for help for medical supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, luxury conglomerate LVMH answered. CEO Bernard Arnault gave the go-ahead for the initiative and withi...

8 May 2020

Print Innovation Asia spoke with the Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, Mr Osafumi Kawamura, as he outlines moving forward in turbulent times, a focus on end-to-end print technology, and a new flagship series for high production printing.

The financial year of 2019 has been a year of growth for Konica Minolta Bu...

30 Apr 2020

We spoke with newly-minted general manager, Hisashi Tada, who joins Kornit Japan at its most critical time of growth in the wake of COVID-19.

Kornit Digital, one of the market leaders for industrial, digital textile printing technology, announced the appointment of Hisashi Tada as its new general manager for Japan. Tada has been in the p...

28 Feb 2020

Over the past year, Kornit Digital has been making waves in the digital textile printing market in Asia. We sat with Andy Yarrow, Kornit Digital’s president for Asia Pacific, to get updated on the company’s progress in Asia, strategy in 2020 and the sustainability movement.

The textile printing industry has been going through a transform...

7 Feb 2020

The Asian Print Awards, now going into its 15th year, aims to grow further as a regional competition for print excellence. One of the main highlights of the awards programme is the best of the best awards. This special part of the competition pits each entry against all of the entries in the entire awards, as opposed to just categorical...

7 Feb 2020

The Asian Print Awards, now going into its 15th year, aims to grow further as a regional competition for print excellence.

We chat with lead judge and print veteran, Major Wong, to find out what the judging process was like and for some solid advice on how to win in the upcoming edition of the Asian Print Awards

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6 Feb 2020

Major exhibitions in China has been postponed in efforts to control and curb spread of coronavirus.

image: Printing South China

To control the novel coronavirus epidemic in China, local governments have issued instructions to stop large-scale activities, including exhibitions. In compliance with the notices, major exhibitions due to occu...

4 Feb 2020

Canon announced that its first Colorado 1650 in Thailand goes to Me Class Co., Ltd. The Colorado 1650 printer had made its debut at Pack Print International 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. At the conclusion of the show, Canon unveiled that it had sold three of the machines, one of which was to Me Class. Based in Bangkok, Me Class is a compan...

22 Jan 2020

Exhibiting creativity and originality, Allegro Print’s entry “George’s Anatomy Book”, won the hearts of judges who eventually awarded them a special recognition award. 

At the Asian Print Awards 2019, Singapore printer Allegro Print took home the Gold for Design Excellence for their entry, “George’s Anatomy Book”. The entry was specially...

13 Dec 2019

Effective 1st September, Bernd Rückert was appointed as new managing director, technology and chief executive officer of CGS Publishing Technologies GmbH.

We chat with CGS’ new head honcho on his appointment and future plans for the company.

PIA: You've been with CGS for 21 years. Tell us more about your past roles and how that plays into...

9 Dec 2019

Heidelberg has been focusing on implementing its digital transformation strategy to be fit for the future. We find out what this means and how it bodes for the Asia Pacific region.

For about two years, Heidelberg has been going on a period of digital transformation. At the end of financial year 2018/2019, Heidelberg reported a successful...

2 Dec 2019

The official signing ceremony with CGS' Managing Director Sales, Christoph Thommessen and Ideal Marketing's president and general manager, Mrs. Luningning Regala.

CGS Publishing Technologies International announce the appointment of Ideal Marketing and Manufacturing Corporation (Ideal Marketing) as Distributor. The company will be the so...

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