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                                                                                               Soyang and
      Heidelberg unveils speediest  Meevo deal
      Speedmaster yet                                                                          appointed as the exclusive
                                                                                                Soyang Group has been
                                                                                               UK and Ireland distributor
                                                                                               for Meevo sewing machines.
        Heidelberg is targeting                                          Lindt and Yeo Valley.  The range is immediately
      packaging printers with its                                         Cardbox managing direc-  available through Soyang
      fastest Speedmaster yet, a                                         tor Roland Schöberl   Europe and Josero, which
      new 21,000sph version of its                                       described competition in the   Soyang acquired earlier this
      XL 106.                                                                                  year, and comprises the MX
        The new XL 106                                                   international packaging mar-
      Highspeed  Version was                                             ket as “fierce”, and said being   Event +SEAS (Silicone Edge
      unveiled at a special                                              able to achieve consistently   Automated Stitching), SM
      Packaging Day held at the                                          high productivity was a key   Optima +SEAS, and the SM
      manufacturer’s Wiesloch-  New XL 106 was showcased at Packaging Day   competitive factor for the   Versatile +SEAS.
      Walldorf site at the end of last                                   company.               The MX Event +SEAS is a
      month, with some 300 exist-  the XL technology since it   The press is capable of pro-   fully automatic sewing
      ing and potential customers   was originally launched in   ducing more than 100m   “We are therefore   machine, sewing SEG Keder
      worldwide attending either   2004.           impressions a year and is tar-  delighted to be working with   to large-format fabric panels
      in person or online.  The   “With the newly unveiled   geted  at  customer  that   Heidelberg and piloting the   “with perfect alignment”,
      printing speed of up to   Speedmaster XL 106,   require “ever higher machine   new Speedmaster XL 106,   giving a quality finish to
      21,000sph makes it the fast-  Heidelberg is taking sheetfed  output” such as high-volume   currently the world’s fastest   extra-long panels, Soyang
      est sheetfed offset press on   offset printing performance   packaging. The first pilot   sheetfed offset press.   said. Its additional Extension
      the market.           to the next level and enabling  user of the new press is           Table allows for easier han-
        Heidelberg CEO Dr   folding carton manufacturers  Cardbox Packaging in   Following the start-up phase,   dling of heavy and oversized
      Ludwin Monz said the firm   in particular to become more  Austria, which prints for   we expect it to give us a big   display textiles, improving
      had continually enhanced   competitive,” he stated.   leading brands including   productivity boost,” he said.  productivity.
      Xaar officially launches its new  Plockmatic’s extra-

      printhead for aqueous fluids                                       long stacker for Xerox

        Xaar has officially                                               Swedish manufacturer
      launched its new printhead                                         Plockmatic has released the
      for aqueous fluids, which it                                       MPS XL Multi-Purpose
      believes will dramatically
      shake up a number of mar-                                          Stacker, a mobile stacker
      kets due to its jetting capabil-                                   that can be fitted to a num-
      ities.                                                             ber of Xerox printers.
        The printhead – named                                             The MPS  XL,  complete
      Aquinox – is a development                                         with docking/undocking sys-
      of Xaar’s ImagineX platform.  Printhead Aquinox is a development of Xaar’s ImagineX platform  tem and motorised stacking
        Xaar had previously said                                         table, can be attached to the   MPS XL stacks over-size stocks
      that it would initially target   than 100m/min. At the heart   belief that it would mark a   Xerox Production Ready   towards new digital applica-
      the £100m market in print-  of the new Aquinox head is   “revolutionary transforma-  (PR) Finisher Plus stapler-  tions that require longer
      heads for textiles and packag-  aQ Power Technology, a   tion in aqueous inkjet print-  finisher and works with   sheets, so print room opera-
      ing with the new head,   combination of technologies   ing.”       Xerox’s Iridesse, Versant   tors need a solution that will
      followed by wide-format   that results in a “radically   Xaar said the development  4100 and Versant 280   allow them to stack, handle,
      graphics and labels – a poten-  new approach” to jetting           presses.              and transport them.
      tial £500m market.    water-based fluids reliably. It   had included close collabora-  The XL has been designed   “The MPS XL makes print-
        The native resolution of   also uses Xaar’s established   tion with developers and
      the Aquinox is 720dpi, and   TF Technology for ink recir-  manufacturers of aqueous   specifically to support the use   ing and transporting long
      Xaar said that its High   culation.          inkjet inks, with the Aquinox   of over-size sheets, allowing   sheets as easy as standard size
      Laydown Technology made it   Xaar CEO John Mills   able to handle dye-based and   the user to move sheets from   sheets. The product offers a
      “ideal for printing textiles,   described the new printhead        press to finishing device.  unique combination of fea-
      highly absorbent substrates,   as Xaar’s “most significant   pigmented fluids and inks,   Jakob  Ekeberg,  tures - stacking, lifting, and
      or thick film coatings.”  product launch in recent   across a wide range of appli-  Plockmatic’s VP Products,   transporting - in a single
        Print speed can be more   years” and reiterated his   cations.   said: “The market is evolving   product.”                                                                   December 2022 PrintWeek MENA 11
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