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Amcor, Janoschka develop new micro-embossing printing technology

PKBR Staff Writer Published 10 October 2017

Amcor, along with Janoschka, has developed new micro-embossing printing technology for carton packaging.

Jaholo is a special micro-embossing printing technology, which provides prismatic and pattern movement effects to carton packaging.

The partnership has developed new Jaholo technology by combining Janoschka’s integrated pre-press expertise with Amcor’s global printing and converting capabilities.

Accomplished through a special pre-press and inline gravure micro-embossing with UV, Jaholo incorporates with current designs and decoration features such as metallic effects

The partnership has tested more than 30 generic Jaholo patterns. Barrel proof process will be used to develop custom designs.

Jaholo technology can be used to develop geometric shapes, patterns, lines, text and logos with different background colors.

Compatible with various board types such as SBS, FBB and laminated boards, the new technology is said to compliment current embossing, UV structures and other decorative effects.

Amcor will provide Jaholo from its two folding carton sites in Europe, while Janoschka’s engraving sites in Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brazil produce Jaholo cylinders.

Amcor folding carton business innovation and strategy vice president Ilya Syshchikov said: “Our customers want packaging that generates visual attention and engagement for their brands.

“Jaholo creates a dynamic appearance, engaging consumers and enhancing their interaction with products.”

Janoschka chief sales officer Lutz Braune said: “The implementation of Jaholo requires no changes to our customers packing lines.”

Amcor offers a range of flexible and rigid plastic packaging solutions for the food, beverage, healthcare and tobacco industries, while Janoschka provides printing tools for gravure and flexo printing, embossing rollers, artwork and reproduction, colour management and cylinder bases.


Image: Jaholo micro-embossing printing technology provides prismatic effect to carton packaging. Photo: courtesy of Amcor Limited.