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Digital cutting and creasing machinePringraf to install world’s first Highcon Euclid IIPringraf in Italy is in the process of installing the world’s first Highcon Euclid II digital cutting and creasing machine. Giuseppe and Roberto Prioriello, co-founders of Pringraf, said, “We have been in the printing business since 1994 and have always been interested in the connection between graphic design, digital technology and printing. This new product will remove the limits inherent in creating an imaginative design and will make the realization of package design far more hassle-free.”Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machineIn order to demonstrate their commitment, Pringraf entered and won design awards with a package digitally cut and creased on a Highcon Euclid machine. The Gelato box won both the Pro Carton Ecma Award and the Luxury Packaging Best in Show awards as well as best food pack, during the past couple of months.

Initially, the customer, Aloha, wanted a wicker basket, which is expensive, but Pringraf produced a cardboard package, which represents the product and remains useful right to the end. The original shape was kept and the wicker structure was created through intricate laser cutouts. This resulted in a more ecologically sustainable and less expensive concept. Time to market was only three months. And the customer achieved his objective – sales increased and market presence also increased significantly.

Game-changing technology
Nigel Tracey, Highcon sales director, said, “I have known Pringraf for several years. They are true innovators and the Highcon Euclid is a great match for them. I am looking forward to seeing how it helps grow their business.” Pringraf signed the deal with MGraf, the latest addition to Highcon’s distribution channel in Italy. David Marinoni of MGraf, said, The great thing about this business is the ability to bring two friends together. The combination of Highcon’s game-changing technology and Giuseppe’s vision will be a great success and personally, I am very happy because we supplied Prioriello brothers with a small offset machine more than twenty years ago and due to Highcon, we are now renewing our long relationship through this important project.”

The Highcon Euclid II incorporates numerous productivity and quality improvements – the result of valuable production inputs garnered from Euclid customers around the world, including a new substrate handling system, enhanced creasing quality, and optimized cutting algorithms. The Euclid II will be installed at a special site in Campochiaro.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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