Year 1 Project review with the European Commission completed

The Roto-Hybrid team have recently completed the first project review with the European Commission of our 24 month, €3m EC grant to bring to market the state-of-the-art Roto-Hybrid Process. The process combines two novel pre-press gravure printing cylinder process technologies; namely the Hybrid Cylinder technology to enable an upscaled size variable printing cylinder production [...]

The future of gravure and gravure cylinders

The future of gravure and its various markets from flexible packaging, tobacco, decorative and publication holds many possibilities, but also many challenges. Whilst there has been a decline in gravure publication printing, other markets such as flexible packaging have strengthend and new innovations, technical advances and cost reductions have been instrumental to this. [...]

Roto-Hybrid talk at GAA Gravure Association, Clearwater US

The Roto-Hybrid team have returned from speaking at the recent 2018 Gravure Global Summit ‘Opening the Door to Opportunity’ in Clearwater, Florida USA. In addition to an update on the Hybrid Cylinder and chrome replacement cylinder coating technology, other sessions covered topics from Managing and Exceeding Brand Owner Expectations, Ink Management, the Gravure [...]

The question of Chrome Free Gravure

Since 2007, the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Directive has been in force across the EU and its aim and purpose is to ensure the safe use of chemicals throughout not just the flexible packaging supply chain and its uses in gravure and flexo printing, but other industries so as [...]