• Mark Andy to launch new Comco C2 servo press

    August 22, 2006
    Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy held a quiet event for a few trade press editors last week at the Milford, OH, USA production plant for its Comco line of converting equipment. Company officials gave a preview of the C2, a new Comco press driv…

  • Printed electronics is focus of Arizona conference

    August 22, 2006
    An international conference on the subject “Printed Electronics USA” takes place in Phoenix, AZ, USA, December 5-6, sponsored by IDTechEx, an organization that has produced highly regarded RFID conferences for several years. The printed e…

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    August 22, 2006
    AB Graphic International will host an open house to celebrate the addition of a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square meter) factory extension close to the two sites it has occupied in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England, for the past 30 years. The n…

  • Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics

    August 22, 2006
    Spartanics, of Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, has initiated its Laser Cutting Contract Manufacturing Service for converters who want tool-free cutting technology but seek an alternative to purchasing laser cutting equipment. The contract manufacturing ser…

  • Logotech installs HP Indigo digital press

    August 15, 2006
    Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, has installed a new Hewlett Packard Indigo ws4050 digital press and an AB Graphics finishing machine. The 12-inch, seven-color press and offline finishing unit complement the company’s Gallus letterpress an…

  • XericWeb and UV Ray form alliance

    August 15, 2006
    XericWeb Drying Systems, Neenah, WI, USA, and UV Ray S.r.l., Milan, Italy, have formed a strategic alliance to bring the next generation of UV curing to the North American narrow web flexographic printing market. UV Ray will manufacture the Maxwel…

  • MKS, Ion Industrial expands static control product line

    August 15, 2006
    MKS, Ion Industrial, a product group of MKS Instruments Inc. located in Windsor Locks, CT, USA, has extended its product line for industrial electrostatic applications with the 30kV/3mA DC-25 charging generator, RC-type charging bars with stainless s…

  • Tailored Solutions Joins CIP4 Consortium

    August 15, 2006
    Tailored Solutions, developer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, Milwaukee, WI, USA, has joined the CIP4 consortium, the organization that coordinates the implementation of JDF…

  • New US converter installs Chinese flexo label press

    August 8, 2006
    SynEctic Packaging LLC, a newly established converting company in Redwood City, CA, USA, is printing labels and packaging materials on a new flexographic press manufactured in China. The press is imported by J&H Printing Solutions Inc., of Brookf…

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX

    August 8, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in the company MetalFX, creator of an innovative print concept that allows thousands of metallic effects to be produced accurately in one run on a five-color press. The Me…

  • TLMI to preview label study at Labelexpo

    August 8, 2006
    Converters and suppliers who would like a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) should visit the institute’s booth (99) at Labelexpo Americas 2006. Labelexpo will be…

  • Flint opens new flexo plate plant in Germany

    August 8, 2006
    After two years of construction, Flint Group Printing Plates (formerly BASF Drucksysteme) has opened its new manufacturing plant in Willstätt, Germany. Speaking at the inauguration of the new plant was Thomas Telser, president of Flint Group Pri…

  • Atlantic Packaging buys Prestige Label

    August 1, 2006
    Prestige Label, of Burgaw, NC, USA, was sold Tuesday to Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington Inc., of Wilmington, NC. The buyer is known in the industry as Atlantic Packaging. Atlantic Packaging is a family owned company begun in 1946 as a newspaper…

  • UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US

    August 1, 2006
    UPM Raflatac has announced its plan to build a new pressure sensitive labelstock factory in Dixon, IL, USA, 105 miles west of Chicago. The new factory will focus on supplying materials to the Midwest marketplace, which has a concentration of label co…

  • Stork Prints opens tech center in Netherlands

    August 1, 2006
    The Stork Prints Group has unveiled a 2,300 square meter Technology Centre at its world headquarters in Boxmeer, the Netherlands. The center represents a significant investment in rotary screen printing research, development and training facilities.…

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