Helsinki Mills is one of the first FMCG brand owners to use EGP™ (Expanded Gamut Printing), an efficient way of reducing the environmental impact of packaging. The company has now expanded its use of EGP from flexo-printed flexible packaging to offset-printed cardboard packaging.
Marvaco’s plate making and prepress unit in Finland, saw the greatest change in its history when its plate and DTP production moved in May to new and eco-efficient premises in Pori.
The Excellency in Flexography Awards is the esteemed print competition in USA. Like many other years before, Westpak, in cooperation with the prepress company Marvaco, once again reached the finals and was awarded the gold medal and Best of Show Award.
The 25 most typical PMS colors in packaging printing were polled in Spring 2021 and the result showed that all these color tones can be made with Expanded Gamut Printing fully accepted within dE00<3.
Marvaco InSight seminar was arranged on March 17th for the 5th time to FMCG brand owners and retailers. The event has grown year-by-year, and now the online webinar had over 300 participants representing 80 different brand owners from around the world.
At the beginning of February, Marvaco moved to a new production facility in Helsingborg, Sweden, which initiated a series of investments to further improve the company’s sustainability in 2021.
Brand owners share their peer-to-peer experiences how more environmentally-friendly packaging printing brings concrete opportunities to improve the efficiency of resource and energy use and to increase overall responsibility in the operating chain. The EGP™ (Expanded Gamut Printing) method is a way of reducing the environmental load of packaging materials.
Marvaco is now looking for a Sales Manager with brand owner and packaging graphic background to Scandinavia.
Marvaco is now looking for a DTP operator with packaging graphic background to Helsinki, Finland.
Finnish companies improving sustainability in packaging were connected with German companies through Business Finland's virtual delegations.
The Expanded Gamut Printing is becoming increasingly popular in paper printing when more and more printers move from the spot color printing to multicolor process printing.
Marvaco was pleased to present how sustainability of packaging printing can be increased through Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) at the german speaking DFTA seminar ProFlex 2020.
Marvaco together with CSW Graphics and ten other GPN partners is pleased to announce that the Global Premedia Network (GPN) is growing again with a new strategic partnership with the innovative packaging premedia provider NDigitec, operating from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia.
Marvaco is a partner in the BioColour project to find ways to increase sustainability in packaging printing.
The Swedish leader in high-quality printed paper packages, OptiPack, has received Sweden’s first EGP™ certificate. The Expanded Gamut Printing certificate was awarded as recognition for implementing a modern, more environmentally friendly and high-quality flexo printing process. The certificate was awardedby Marvaco, the pioneer in EGP™ technology.
Global Premedia Network, GPN, is a world-wide network to connect packaging brand owners and printers. Here is an article about the network published in Flexo Magazine 2020/07.
SOMA online webinar on 9th of July was presenting the latest development in sustainable and efficient packaging printing.
Marvaco together with CSW Graphics and eight other GPN partners is pleased to introduce our new Global Premedia Network partners U. Günther, Germany and Kliše-Kop, Croatia. The Global Premedia Network covers now over 33 premedia production sites.
In its recently published sustainability report, Linkosuon Leipomo Oy states how it has paid attention to sustainable development in packaging production and chosen an eco-friendlier printing method for its packaging together with Peltolan Inc. and Marvaco Ltd..
Marvaco together with CSW Graphics and six other GPN partners takes again a step forward in expanding Global Premedia Network with Fotograbados Longo, Argentina and PT. Digital Flexo Plate, Indonesia.
The cooperation between Marvaco, SOMA, Flint Group and INOMETA resulted a breakthrough in white ink opacity and ink savings, which dramatically increases the packaging printing ecology and efficiency.
Marvaco serves the grocery store chain under exceptional circumstances and the production continues to operate normally. Let's take care of the deliveries together!
Marvaco Oy has made new appointments to sales and site management in Finland.
Marvaco together with CSW Graphics and other GPN partners takes again a step forward in expanding Global Premedia Network with Brandpack ANZ into new continent and COE GER further in Germany.
Harri Poukka has been appointed as Sales Manager of Marvaco Oy with responsibility of solutions for printing customers starting February 17th.
Marvaco hits max score at Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification programme
Marvaco together with CSW Graphics takes the next big step in expanding Global Premedia Network with Polyflex Africa and Clicheria Blumenau Brazil into new continents.
We are developing our business in Finland and we are now looking for a site manager to our unit in Ulvila. You experienced management professional, are you the new manager of our team?
We are now seeking a sales and customer service professional with a good knowledge of printing technology and packaging to take responsibility for our solution products and services for our partner printing houses.
Come to see in live demo how short runs are made cost- & eco-efficient. Let’s meet at the SOMA booth 4B21 on Wednesday 16th of October.
Marvaco takes a big leap in becoming international by forming the Global Pre-Media Alliance with CSW inc.
Finnish printers qualified again into the Flexotech International Print & Innovations Awards finals. This year, like many other years, RKW Finland Oy and DS Smith Finland made again their way to the finals in Flexible Packaging and in Corrugated Post-Print categories. Both companies have been several times earlier in the finals and have also received awards for their high quality flexo printing. The highly appreciated awards ceremony will be held on October 16th in London.
Marvaco is now looking for a Brand Sales Manager with brand owner and packaging graphic background to Karlstad, Sweden.
Marvaco is now looking for a DTP operator with packaging graphic background to Helsingborg, Sweden.
Fazer, Marvaco and Pyroll boldly take a step towards more sustainable packaging production on a large scale as they pilot GreenerPrinting™ on Fazer Puikula bread packages.
Marvaco’s plate making unit in Sunne, Sweden, has successfully concluded the final audit of Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification programme with a global top score.
Marvaco is now looking for an experienced salesperson to the area of Scandinavia with a graphic background and a good oral and written knowledge of Swedish and English.
The training has been ran since 2007 by the Finnish Packaging Association and lectured by Matti Kiijärvi from Flexica and Kai Lankinen from Marvaco. During the last 13 years they've trained about 450 people into the principles of flexo printing.
Sustainability is one of the core values of Helsinki Mills Ltd, a Finnish producer of grain products, and this value directs all of its operations. This is proven by the company using green electricity in its production plants, as well as its choices of packaging materials. Now, sustainability is also a part of printing the packages for the newest products in the Myllärin range: they are printed with Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP™).
Marvaco participated into GREEN PRINT & PACKAGING at Flexo Challenges Conference in Lanskroun, CZ. Many good presentations about sustainable print productions and efficiency of expanded gamut printing were presented.
Marvaco was at Elintarvikepäivä (food fair) to talk about Greener Printing – more sustainable packaging printing. This year the main theme was sustainability and green values.
Brand owners want the packaging to be recyclable, but also the printing and packaging production to become eco-friendlier. Sinuhe Bakery is one of the first to choose a more sustainable printing method for its updated packages. Their packages now have the GreenerPrinting™ label.
Last week was a great week! Lots of speak about dots and screens at Sweflex seminar in Sweden, but also a DMS Bellissima live demo with plates by Marvaco. It was a very good event with a lot of colleagues from several countries.
Continuous improvement and testing with the newest technologies. Now several tests made with the brand new AquaCode ink series & tapes & plates at Flint Global Innovation Centre in Malmö, Sweden.
It’s a great way to start a year by learning something new! The supply chain partners Marvaco, ALT, Swedev and SunChemical teamed up for an education kick-off in Sunne, Sweden.
Until now, the sustainability of packaging has been connected to the choice of packaging materials and their recyclability. The new, high-quality EGP (Expanded Gamut Printing) technology allows us to pay attention to environmental matters even during the printing process. The paper bags of Raisio’s Sunnuntai baking products, which recently underwent a design change, are an excellent example of how packaging printing can be made eco-friendlier and also higher-quality with the help of the new technology. Raisio is now entitled to use the GreenerPrinting™ label on these products.
Tomi Havia has been appointed as Marvaco Oy’s Sales Director with a focus on printing businesses. He will be responsible for matters regarding Finnish printing clients and international printing clients operating in the Nordic region, as well as the collaboration with brand owners.
Peltolan Inc, the Finnish pioneer in high-quality printed paper packages, has received the world’s first EGP partnership certificate for paper printing. The Expanded Gamut Printing certificate was awarded as a recognition for implementing a modern, environmentally friendly and high-quality flexo printing process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! This year has been fulfilled with Expanded Gamut projects and we are looking forward to the 2019.
We are hiring a new CTP flexo plate operator in Sunne. Please, see the advertisement for more details.
Top of the line packaging printing factory with brand new equipment had opening in Sunne, Sweden on 29th of November 2018.
Bread bags can now have greener printing. Together with Pyroll Group we are pleased making the packaging printing more sustainable with the new HiQ EGP.
Sunnuntai has now Greener Printing with HiQ EGP.
Packaging being sustainable was the most important theme at Pack Summit in Lahti and at Scanpack in Gothenburg.
We are pleased to give our contribution for more Sustainable Printing and presenting new possibilities with Expanded Gamut at ScanPack 2018.
Together with its partners Marvaco received recognition in the distinguished FlexoTech Awards on the 10th of October 2018. Although the brightest medals were handed down to other contestants, the high-quality packaging printings of Marvaco and partners were awarded with regnitions of excellence.
Westpak, DS Smith, Elecster - our clients have again successfully made it into the Flexo Tech International Print and Innovations Awards 2018.
We are pleased to announce that Jan Viberg, 53, has been appointed as General Manager for Marvaco Ab starting on 1st of January 2019.
Danish Flexo Forum – "Flexo and/or Digital" was an "hygge" event with good discussions and facts from real production.
RKW Finland Ltd, a Finnish manufacturer of high-quality packaging films, received the EGP partnership certificate in September 2018. The company received the certificate as a recognition for its successful implementation of a greener and more flexible flexography process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco.
The fourth Marvaco InSight seminar, aimed at brand owners in the packaging industry, was organised in Helsinki with over 120 participants from 40 different brands. This year, the seminar was titled Expanded personality of brand packaging and the main focus was on the role of digitalization and personalization for brand packaging.
In FLEXO Magazine’s July article Kai Lankinen writes about flexo and gravure printing. How is flexo different today?
Siegwerk Group, a global supplier of packaging printing inks, was awarded with the EGP partnership certificate. The certificate recognises the company’s capability of delivering inks for successful implementation of the EGP production process in flexo and offset printing.
Soma Flexo Challenges Conference 2018 will be held in Lanskroun (CZ) on 30th of May. Marvaco will be showcasing HiQ EGP (Expanded Gamut Printing) and ganging of the print jobs into one run.
Packaging printing now greener with EGP! Pyroll Tako Carton Plant Ltd received Europe's first EGP partnership certificate for offset printing as a recognition for Pyroll's successful adoption of Expanded Gamut Printing technology in offset printing on packaging carton.
CMYK flexo printing is Magic! When you think that you know how it works, try something totally new and learn - that it works too!
Danish FlexoForum 2018 was held in Sorø (DK) with 100 participants. The focus was on the current hot topic Expanded Gamut
Marvaco and CSW Graphics have strategic partnership, that gives a boost to mutual development and brings new aspects to our work, for developing tools and services to our customers around the world.
Flint Group, a global supplier of high-quality flexo-printing plates and inks, was awarded the EGP partnership certificate. The certificate recognises the company’s capability of delivering tools for successful implementation of the EGP production process.
Marvaco focuses further on efficient repro-plate model, appoints new CEO and Chairman of the Board.
It is time to quiet down, relax and load batteries for a few days. But before that we would like to thank all our partners and customers for making the year 2017 unforgettable. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Elecster Oyj, a Finnish supplier of environmentally-friendly milk packaging and manufacturer of aseptic production lines, has received the third EGP partnership certificate in Europe. The certificate was awarded as a recognition for implementing the modern EGP production process.
The traditional FlexoTech Awards bring the leaders in flexography together. In 2017, the awards ceremony was organised in London on 23 November. The awards were granted to best flexography works from 2017. Finnish printing industry professionals using EGP (Expanded Gamut Printing) were again awarded this year.
Last spring four printing technican students from Brobygrafiska school from Sunne did their internship in Marvaco. The students were located in Sunne and Helsingborg in Sweden and in Helsinki in Finland. During these 3 months the students had the chance to train their skills and to get to know what their possible future job is really about.
The 10th international FlexoDay seminar was organized on 15 November in Bologna, Italy. The event was hosted by Italy's flexography association, ATIF (Associazione Tecnica Italiana per la Flessografia). Over 400 flexography and packaging industry professionals from several countries gathered in Bologna to network and discuss the latest news and the future of the industry. Marvaco was one of the companies to speak about EGP at the seminar.
Packaging was a topic of speech during the two day event held in Stockholm and in Helsinki in early October. Marvaco participated both fairs.
Happy to announce the first, second and third place in our competition during #Empack2017 #marvaco #marvacogroup
The largest packaging events in the Nordic region are held in Stockholm and in Helsinki. Marvaco will participate in both events with it´s own booth.
Soma spol. s.r.o, A Czech manufacturer of high-quality flexo-printing machines, was awarded the EGP partnership certificate. The certificate recognises the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology.
The traditional FlexoTech Awards bring the leaders in flexography together. In 2017, the awards ceremony will be organised in London on 23 November. The awards are granted to best flexography works from 2017. Several Finnish flexography companies were accepted into the finals of this internationally prestigious competition.
A Finnish manufacturer of high-quality flexo-printed packaging, Westpak Oy Ab, was awarded Europe’s first EGP partnership certificate. The certificate recognises the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Oy, a pioneer in EGP technology.
Being efficient and productive market leader needs continuous investments on hardware and software. Looking forward to new tools to Finland and Sweden.
We wish everyone Happy Midsummer Festival and Happy Holidays! It means that summer really has begun. Even it's summer holiday season, Marvaco's offices will be open and in your service through the whole summer.
The Finnish Packaging Association organised the Flexo ABC training day at the Tampere University of Technology for the 11th time. More than 50 designers, buyers, and other actors of the packaging industry interested in flexography participated in the training. The Finnish experts on flexography, Matti Kiijärvi and Kai Lankinen, acted as the trainers in the event.
International Alliance of Two Innovative Premedia Companies Provides Clients with Greater Reach, Capacity and Brand Protection
The traditional Marvaco InSight seminar, aimed at brand owners in the packaging industry, was organised at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Helsinki in April.
At the start of March 2017 Olle Olsson of Kostym designindustries, part of the Marvaco group, won an honorary award for his achievements in design and marketing at Guldvargen.
Our Sweden Managing Director Leif Backman started his pension by making his own flexo printing at Broby school in Sunne. Friends and colleagues were celebrating together with Leif on his last working day.
This spring 3 students from Broby Graphical school will make their learning at work in Marvaco.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
By new year 2016/2017, the Swedish company FlexoPartner AB, specialized in prepress for flexoprinting are going to change their name to Marvaco AB.
Marvaco, Anilox Laser Technologies (ALT) and Polywest donated Brobygrafiska school the state-of-the-art banded anilox roller for the development of ultra-high definition flexo printing.
At the Wrap It Packaging Summit in Lahti with 350 participants our presentation was about the Full HD EGP - Expanded Gamut Printing. #packsummit
We are pleased to announce that Mikael Lang, 52, has been appointed as General Manager for Marvaco Ab starting on 1st of November 2016.
Westpak, Pa-Hu and Marvaco were once again successful in FlexoTech Awards 2016 packaging printing competition.
In Stockholm at Empack we represented the entire selection of our combined offering with Kostym Designindustries.
This year at PacTec 2016 in Helsinki we were giving a training session and shared the overview about the trends in packaging printing.
Marvaco reveals the extremely high quality and a highly economical Expanded Gamut Printing demo in Drupa 2016. The very demanding co-print design will be demonstrated on the daily run presentations in Drupa in May 31 - June 10, on the SOMA booth – Hall 15/A01.
Thanks to our valued customers and our excellent professionals, the business is growing and our service selection is expanding. In order to maintain the positive drive and growth, we are looking for Sales Managers to Sweden and Finland. Please, see the advertisement for more details.
Due to the growth of the prepress business, we are hiring a new DTP-operator in Helsingborg. Please, see the advertisement for more details.
Already the third year in row Marvaco arranged the Insight seminar for brand owners in April. The packaging industry expert, Rowland Heming, was invited to the seminar as the main speaker. The hall in Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Helsinki was filled with over 100 packaging professionals coming to hear about the Selling Power of Packaging Design.
Flekso ABC is a full day technical flexo printing basics -training. Training will be held at TTY, Festia-building, Pieni Sali 2. Korkeakoulunkatu 8, Tampere.
Marvaco expands its business by acquiring the operations of Kostym Designindustries AB, who specialise in packaging artwork design and operates in Central Sweden.
Congratulations to Pyroll Group for printing an excellent job! In cooperation Pyroll-Marvaco won the Silver medal in FTA Excellency in Flexography Awards 2016 in Texas. There were hundreds of participants in the competition and as always, the judgement criteria was set high.
Marvaco becomes a member in Paper Province.
Marvaco restructures the swedish organization and appoints a new Managing Director.
Marvaco takes the advantage of being close to Broby Graphical School and makes development on the real sized printing machine.
Marvaco is now signed up to Twitter. You can follow us as @MarvacoLtd.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Marvaco won gold medals in cooperation with Pa-Hu and DS Smith at FlexoTech International Print & Innovations Awards 2015 -competition in London.
Finnish companies continue to be successful at the international FlexoTech Awards 2015 printing competition as the jury has chosen the best-printed packages out of hundreds of samples for the final. Packaging printing companies DS Smith and Pa-Hu Oy are once again in the final, together with their prepress partner Marvaco Oy.
Oct 7-8th 2015, Helsinki, Finland
Oct 20–23th 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden
Marvaco, together with Pyroll Lempäälä and Vaasan Oy, won silver in the esteemed FTA Excellence in Flexography printing competition, held in the United States.
Like last year, we arranged a Marvaco InSight seminar for brand owners in the end of April. The top professional in packaging, Lars Wallentin, was invited to the seminar as a guest expert. The hall in Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Helsinki was filled with packaging professionals coming to see this brilliant guest.
During the spring we made a big investment in an automatic in-line production line of flexo printing plates. The line integrates three different process steps into a one process. The process offers the most uniform quality in the flexo printing market and reduces the load of the work.
The Finnish printing houses focusing on high-quality flexo printing, Oy Westpak Ab, Bemis Valkeakoski Oy, RKW Finland Ltd, and Peltolan Pussi Oy, have together with Marvaco been widely recognised in the finals of the EFIA 2015 Print Awards. The printing competition was held in Nottingham.
Marvaco invests, expands, and increases customer service in Sweden.
Flekso ABC is a full day flexo printing basics -training. Training will be held at TTY, Festia-building, Pieni Sali 2. Korkeakoulunkatu 8, Tampere.
Marvaco increases its capacity and operations by buying FlexoPartner AB, who operates in Sunne and in Örebro in Sweden. FlexoPartner is a packaging repro house and manufacturer of flexo printing plates and laser engraved sleeves with a high level of competence and service.
Due to the growth of the prepress business, we are hiring new DTP-operators both in Helsinki and Ulvila. Please, see the advertisement for more details. Fluent finnish language is expected.
Elecster Oyj has received the Full HD Flexo -partnercertificate due to its high print quality together with Marvaco.
We have currently prepress- and plate operator vacancies open at Marvaco in Helsingborg, Sweden. Please, see the announcement and when interested, leave your application according to the guide lines.
Tarratuote received the Full HD Flexo partner certificate due to it's excellent label print quality.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary changed the name of Linds Flexo and the joint venture of the two companies made it the biggest flexo plate producer and the leading prepress company in the Nordic Countries.
After a successful Marvco Insigh Spring seminar in March, Lars Wallentin now returned back to Finland in Marvaco's Autumn workshop for three days in October.
Marvaco was at Nordic Pack -fair in Tampere from October 8th to 10th.
Dokument-Tarra received together with Marvaco the first Full HD Flexo -partnercertificate in labels.
RKW Finland Ltd shall receive yet another award at a prestige Flexo Tech Awards printing competition with its partner Marvaco Ltd.
Ab Rani Plast Oy has received the Full HD Flexo -partnercertificate due to its high print quality together with Marvaco. This certificate is 10th in the World and fifth in the Nordic countries.
Pyroll Salo has been rewarded with the Full HD Flexo partner certificate for its high print quality. In cooperation with Marvaco the Full HD Flexo jobs are showing strong colors, contrast and sharp details even in combination with the vignettes. The new technology allows even more efficient packaging printing production with the highest possible quality.
Marvaco's MD Kai Lankinen and Flexica's MD Matti Kiijärvi held the Flexo ABC training in Tampere on 27.5.2014. There were 47 participants from several companies across the printing and graphics industry among others flexible packaging, corrugated packaging, labels as well as design agencies and brand owners.
Marvaco's partners won the FTA Excellence in Flexography -awards as the best in class in USA, Baltimore. RKW Finland Oy won the gold award and got the"Best of Show" -award with the Falcon BBQ print job. Pa-Hu Oy won bronze medal with the Hau Hau Champion job. Marvaco delivered the prepress and the plates to the both winning entries.
Finnish packaging prepress and flexoprinting is on the best level in Europe. The finnish packaging printers RKW Finland Ltd and Pa-Hu Ltd, together with the packaging prepress house Marvaco Ltd, won gold medals at EFIA 2014 Print Awards with two designs in UK.
Finnish packaging printers RKW Finland Ltd and Pa-Hu Ltd, together with the packaging prepress house Marvaco Ltd, have achieved highly rated rankings in finals with four different designs in international competitions in UK and USA.
Oy WestPak Ab has received the Full HD Flexo patner certificate from EskoArtwork. This has been accomplished in cooperation with Marvaco. The Full HD Flexo certificate is the fifth in the world.
EU regulation No 1169/2011 of food information into force 13.12.2014. In practice, the EU regulation means that almost all tens and hundreds of thousands food packages, sold in Finland and Europe, have to be renewed by year 2014. The transition period has been effective since 2011. – Are you prepared?
Marvaco made a massive investment for brand owners and printing houses in HD and Full HD production in Finland and Sweden.
Marvaco together with it's partners has received already three Full HD Flexo partner certificates.
Cooperation between Pa-Hu Oy and Marvaco won golden medal in FlexoTech 2013 -competition in London on 17th of October. The
RKW Finland Ltd is the first Nordic printing house, that has received the highly ranked Full HD Flexo Partner Certificate. In the world RKW Finland is among the three first ones to receive this recognition.
Marvaco will be present at the PacTec fair in Messukeskus in Helsinki during 3. to 5. of September. The PacTec fair is held simultaneously with FoodTec, GrafTec and PlasTec fairs. You are welcome meet us at section 6m94!
The international success of Marvaco’s customer co-operation will continue in the FlexoTech 2013 competition. The pallet ribbon job “HAU HAU Champion” printed by Pa-Hu Oy is involved in the awards ceremony in London, England 17th of October.
Marvaco, the forerunner of Scandinavian packaging pre-press houses, has achieved a coveted packaging print world Full HD Flexo -certificate. The certificate is granted by Esko. Previously, only two other operators in the world have achieved this merit. The Marvaco certificate is the first in the Nordic Region.
The Finnish packaging pre-media company Marvaco achieves a significant role in Scandinavia. Marvaco expands its operations to Sweden by acquiring the Linds Flexo prepress company in Helsingborg, South-Sweden. The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014.
From now on Sata-Flexo, Marvaco, Mac-repro and B-Fast are known as Marvaco Oy.