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8 Jul 2020

The two new direct-to-garment systems for polyester is expected to attract new customers and supplement the Japanese company’s 40% year-over-year growth.

Kornit Digital announced that Tokyo-based Image Magic has installed two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro systems, expanding its longstanding digital direct-to-garment capabilities to imprint p...

24 Jun 2020

Japanese print solution provider Kashimura Co. Ltd. has installed the HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press. With the acquisition, the company made its move from analog into digital.

The B2 sheetfed HP Indigo solution will enable Kashimura to complete jobs with high-quality pictures quickly and print commercial applications digitally – such a...

29 May 2020


Company: Aoyagi Co., Ltd 

Country: Fukuoka, Japan


Title of Entry: Roasso Kumamoto Long Tapestry

Client: Athlete Club Kumamoto Co. Ltd. (Roasso Kumamoto Football Team)

Product Location: Japan

Category: Posters

Production process: Digital Printing

Machinery: Fuji Xerox Iridesse Production Press

Brand name of substrate: CETUS CP1101, D...

27 May 2020

Paper-based material for body of easy to squeeze tube-shaped pouch further reduces plastic volume.

Toppan Printing (Toppan), has developed the paper tube-pouch, a new paper-based version of the existing tube-pouch, which is shaped like a tube and easy to squeeze like a pouch.

The paper tube-pouch is ideal for use in the food, to...

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...

11 Feb 2020

Japan's K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package pioneers first B1 industrial digital printer, expanding its web-to-pack business.

Heidelberg, in partnership with Japanese packaging printer Kabushiki Kaisha Kyoshin Paper & Package (K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package), has released a video featuring the Primefire 106.

Back in November 2019, K.K.Kyosh...

10 Jan 2020

At the first-edition MPS Label Awards during Labelexpo Europe 2019, Takara Pac’s smart design label received a Silver award.

To commemorate printing excellence of unique label applications, MPS invited customers to submit their finest labels printed on their MPS presses for a chance to win an award. A total of 32 nominated labels were re...

2 Dec 2019

K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package continues to expand Web-to-Pack business with industrial digital printing.

In early November, Japanese packaging printer Kabushiki Kaisha Kyoshin Paper & Package (K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package) and Heidelberg Japan put the first Primefire 106 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) into operation at a c...

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...

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...

23 Oct 2019

Hokuriku Sunrise opts for a subscription agreement for Speedmaster CD 102-4.

Heidelberg announced that Kabushiki Kaisha Hokuriku Sunrise (K.K.Hokuriku Sunrise) is  its first customer in Japan to opt for the "Heidelberg Subscription" digital business model.

With the subscription, Hokuriku becomes the third company in Asia Pacific to have t...

4 Oct 2019

The company’s Rapida 106 press set a new record for the number of job changes in one shift

Tosho Printing in Kawagoe near Tokyo has been theproud owner of two Rapida 106 presses for four years now. One of those presses, a five-colour configuration with LED-UV drying, recently set a new record for the number of job changes in a single shi...

20 Aug 2019

Based in Osaka, TOWA PRINTING based in Osaka has recently become the 500th customer in Japan to convert to KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.

KODAK Japan held a commemorative ceremony, factory tour and media event on June 27 at TOWA PRINTING’s headquarters to celebrate the occasion. The event included the presentation of a commemorative p...

8 Nov 2018

Printed on an MPS EC flexo press, Japan’s Takara won the ‘Best of the Best’ at the Label Industry Global Awards.

At the Label Industry Global Awards, held during Labelexpo Chicago 2018, Japan’s Takara (the parent company of Takara Pac) won the ‘Best of the Best’ Award for their Merry Christmas wine label. Takara was one of three companie...

26 Sep 2018

HP Japan announced that Rengo Co., Ltd., will be its first customer in Asia Pacific to purchase the HP PageWide T1190 digital press. They are planning to operate it in the summer of 2019 and plan to start full-scale digital printing in Japan’s corrugated packaging market.

The HP PageWide T1190 is the world’s most productive digital packa...

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