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  • PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers

    PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awa…
    09.17.07

  • Pazazz invests $1 million in digital printing and finishing

    Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2.
    09.17.07

  • Harper sets records with flexo tour

    Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in its history.
    09.17.07

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager in Germany

    EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH.
    09.17.07

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications.
    09.14.07

  • Avery Dennison lowers earnings outlook for 2007

    Daniel R. OBryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, said this week that the companys sales in July and August were well below expectations, and that a continuation of the trend would result in 2007 earnings below the what the company had antici
    09.13.07

  • SCT International acquires Sekuworks

    Sekuworks, of Harrison, OH, USA, a narrow web printer and converter specializing in proprietary brand protection solutions, has been acquired by SCT International, a holding company focused on security printing and brand protection.
    09.12.07

  • L&NWs 2007 Symposium set for November in New Jersey

    Label & Narrow Web will produce another in its continuing series of industry symposiums November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
    09.11.07

  • English translation of Practical UV Guide now available

    The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English.
    09.11.07

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management team

    Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Hhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office.
    09.11.07

  • Flint Group raises ink prices

    As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it is raising prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe.
    09.10.07

  • X-Rite to acquire Pantone

    X-Rite, a US manufacturer of systems to measure, formulate, match, and simulate color, has announced that it will acquire Pantone for $180 million.
    09.07.07

  • AVT to acquire GMI for $33 million

    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leader in automatic inspection solutions for printing applications based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has announced the planned acquisition of Graphic Microsystems Inc. (GMI), from Dover Diversified Inc., a subsidiary of Do
    09.04.07

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems.
    09.04.07

  • US demand for active packaging on the rise

    Demand for active and intelligent packaging is projected to climb 13 percent annually to $1.1 billion in 2011.
    09.04.07

  • UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in India

    UPM Raflatac, of Tampere, Finland, today opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India.
    08.31.07

  • Rotoflex adds magnetic cylinders to portfolio

    Rotoflex Tooling (a division of Rotoflex International), of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is now manufacturing magnetic cylinders.
    08.31.07

  • Five label converters rank in Inc. 5000

    Inc. magazine has generated its Top 5,000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States, and five label converting firms are on the list.
    08.28.07

  • Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork

    Esko and Artwork Systems announced the completion of their merger transactions, and declared that the combined business will be known henceforth as EskoArtwork, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies.
    08.28.07

  • Webex finalizes new ownership

    Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA.
    08.28.07