News Ticker – June 17, 2010

Bema Polytech to install second W&H CI-flexo press
The Elmhurst, IL-based flexible-packaging printer and converter has ordered a new 52-in., 8-color MIRAFLEX AM flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. The company purchased its first W&H press, a 10-color PRIMAFLEX, in 2007.

W&H Miraflex AM press

Bema Polytech's new W&H MIRAFLEX AM CI-flexo press will run at 1,200 fpm.

W&H introduced the MIRAFLEX AM last fall as a lower-cost solution for customers who run many small- to mid-sized jobs daily and need a press that yields superior print quality, while offering quick and seamless changeovers. The Bema Polytech line will be capable of 1,200-fpm print speeds and is equipped with EASY-SET for automatic impression setting, EASY-REG for registration and TURBOCLEAN automatic ink supply and wash-up system that completes ink changes on all decks in less than 5 mins. The press will be installed in the fourth quarter of 2010. More info

EskoArtwork relocates to larger North American headquarters
The global supplier of prepress hardware and software for packaging and converting has moved to a new 30,000-sq-ft facility in Miamisburg, OH, a suburb of Dayton. The facility houses the company’s software support group, customer training and demo centers, marketing, business development, and back-office operations. During 2009, EskoArtwork increased its staff by more than 40%, and with plans for continued growth, more space was needed. An open house is scheduled for July 14. More info

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