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  • York continues acquisitions with QAL division

    York Label, headquartered in Omaha, NE, USA, has acquired the Asheville, NC, USA division of Quality Assured Label (QAL). This follows closely upon York’s purchase of LSK Label in California just over a month ago. The Asheville division of Q…
    12.12.06

  • Raflatac completes Europe line, plans Indian facility

    UPM Raflatac has announced that it will open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India, next year. With the new terminal, UPM Raflatac says it will streamline its processes to meet customer demand for shorter delivery times while offe…
    12.12.06

  • Mark Andy renovates the Model 2200 flexo press

    Mark Andy says it has completely renovated its classic Model 2200 flexographic press, and will feature it at the Graphics of Americas show in Miami, March 2-4, 2007. According to Steve Schulte, national sales director, the 2200 is available in thr…
    12.12.06

  • Loparex expands with extrusion line in China

    Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and films, has invested in a new extrusion line in its Guangzhou plant in China. The investment is part of Loparex’s strategy to strenghten the company’s operations in Asia and to expand th…
    12.12.06

  • J&J Converting Machinery relocates to Missouri

    J&J Converting Machinery, an equipment dealer and engineering company specializing in used and rebuilt label presses, has relocated from Lenexa, KS, USA to a to a new 10,000 square foot building in Grandview, MO, USA. The new plant includes a com…
    12.12.06

  • GEW strengthens Italian and Swiss UV force

    GEW, a UK based manufacturer of UV curing systems, has announced the appointment of Punto Luce Srl and Celi S.a.s. to support its growing activities in the Italian and Swiss printing markets. Punto Luce manufactures equipment for the production of…
    12.04.06

  • Connemara Converting adds space and equipment

    Connemara Converting, a converter of specialty paper, film and board products based in Bolingbrook, IL, USA, has announced a 90,000 square foot expansion of its production plant, and the installation of a Marquip Sheet Wizard board/paper precision sh…
    12.04.06

  • IoPP forms Sustainable Packaging Task Group

    Recognizing the interest in sustainable packaging by both the packaging community and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) membership of over 5,000, IoPP's Technical Council recently approved the formation of a Sustainable Packaging Task G…
    12.04.06

  • ProLabel advances its workflow, proofing and CTP systems

    ProLabel, of Cumming, GA, USA, took a major step recently and acquired new prepress and workflow systems, all from Kodak. The systems include the Matchprint inkjet proofer, the Thermoflex narrow platesetter and the Printergy Powerpack workflow system…
    11.28.06

  • acpo is recertified for ISO 9001:2000

    acpo ltd., of Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has received a certificate of registration for complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems. This registration covers the quality management system for the manufacturing of self-wound…
    11.28.06

  • MPS celebrates a decade of manufacturing

    Multi Print Systems, also known as MPS, celebrated its 10th anniversary in November. The manufacturer of narrow web servo driven presses is headquartered in Didam, the Netherlands. Company officials report that in its first decade MPS manufactured…
    11.28.06

  • Mühlbauer systems active in Slovenian passports

    The Mühlbauer technology group, based in Roding, Germany, has joined with the government of Slovenia to personalize the nation’s passports. Mühlbauer is a partner of Cetis, a Slovenian producer of security printing products.  …
    11.28.06

  • Domino acquires Danish thermal transfer company

    Domino Printing Sciences has acquired Easyprint A/S from Easyprint Holding ApS and Vald.Nielsen & Son Export A/S. Based in Karlslunde, Denmark, Easyprint specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative thermal transfer overc…
    11.28.06

  • Metro Label acquires Gordon Graphics, Aluglass

    Metro Label Group, headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, has acquired two label printing companies: Aluglass, also of Toronto, and Gordon Graphics, of Novato, CA, USA. Aluglass, formerly a public company with a plant in Canada and one in the US, w…
    11.20.06

  • Chemsultants reorganizes, names Avalon COO

    Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has organized its staff to address the needs of its growing business, according to Richard P. Muny, founder and CEO. Muny announced the promotion of Gary A. Avalon to the position of chief operating…
    11.20.06

  • Masterpiece Graphix receives HP treatment status

    Masterpiece Graphix, located in Fenton, MO, USA, has announced that it has been approved as North America’s first HP Authorized Media Treatment Center. The company offers specialized coating services. “What makes Masterpiece Graphix di…
    11.20.06

  • Variable data study now available

    The Industry Measure (formerly TrendWatch Graphic Arts) has released a study on variable data print (VDP)/variable imaging (VI) pricing practices. The Industry Measure mini-report, “Pricing for Variable Data Print: Baseline Data on What the Ind…
    11.20.06

  • US Government ends investigation into labelstocks

    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…
    11.14.06

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February…
    11.14.06

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm

    Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acqu…
    11.14.06