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  • GIDUE, Turate, Italy

    GIDUE, Turate, Italy — The company has expanded its marketing and sales activities in Latin America with the appointment of Hector Aguilar to the position of area manager. The Spanish, English and French speaking mechanical engineer brings with…
    11.14.06

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Gregg W. Pearce

    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Gregg W. Pearce has joined the company as its new corporate purchasing manager. He is responsible for managing and directing all purchasing functions for Harper Corporation of America in the U…
    11.14.06

  • HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA Jazmin Clark

    HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Jazmin Clark has been promoted to product specialist. She is responsible for developing and assimilating technical marketing information about new and existing products, and distributing it to the marketpl…
    11.14.06

  • INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS (ISP), Wayne, NJ, USA Specialty chemicals sales veteran Darrell Christopher

    INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS (ISP), Wayne, NJ, USA — Specialty chemicals sales veteran Darrell Christopher has joined the company’s North America performance chemicals and biocides sales team as key account manager for the Midwest reg…
    11.14.06

  • KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA Jeff Hayzlett,

    KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA — Jeff Hayzlett, chief marketing officer and vice president of Kodak’s GCG, has been elected to the board of directors of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), an internatio…
    11.14.06

  • PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA Julie Shaffer

    PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA — Julie Shaffer has been appointed the new director of the Digital Printing Council. She has been with PIA/GATF since 2000, serving as director of…
    11.14.06

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA Kari Meixl

    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Kari Meixl has been promoted to product manager for the company’s narrow web drying and curing systems. She coordinates all aspects of the company’s narrow web products, from engineering th…
    11.14.06

  • York acquires LSK Label

    LSK Label, a well known printer and converter of high quality wine labels based in El Dorado Hills, CA, USA, has been acquired by York Label of York, PA, and Omaha, NE, USA. Founded in 1974 by John and Pat Grigsby, LSK was among the first to bring pr…
    11.14.06

  • Allen-Bailey CEO George Phelps dies

    Allen-Bailey Tag & Label management announced the recent passing of George E. Phelps II, president and CEO. George’s passing on October 31 followed a sudden and brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Je…
    11.14.06

  • GM Nameplate wins flexo achievement award

    The California Division of GM Nameplate, a printing and converting company in Seattle, WA, USA, a leading manufacturing solutions provider, has been awarded a 2006 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographic prin…
    11.14.06

  • Students test new coated flexo cylinder

    A new print cylinder that contains a patent-pending coating to absorb and displace energy was tested recently by students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) under the auspices of HarperScientific, both of Charlotte, NC, USA. The cylinder…
    11.14.06

  • Esko records another profitable quarter

    Esko, a leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports continued business growth during the third quarter of 2006. Consolidated net revenues increased by 11 percent compared with the third quarter of last year. Eliminating sales from discontinue…
    11.14.06

  • Wal-Mart speaks: Reduce packaging

    Wal-Mart has begun keeping track of its suppliers’ use of packaging, with a stated aim of conserving resources. The world’s largest retailer has issued a “packaging scorecard” by which it will measure its vendors’ packag…
    11.08.06

  • GRE moves Asia operation to Kowloon

    GRE Digital Solutions, a subsidiary of GRE Engineering Products AG of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has announced the move of its Hong Kong operations center to new premises in Kowloon to further reinforce sales, distribution and servicing of its equipme…
    11.08.06

  • Esko reports 11 percent increase in 3rd quarter

    Esko, of Gent, Belgium, a packaging prepress systems producers, reports an increase in net revenues of 11 percent for the third quarter, over that of the same period last year. Eliminating sales from discontinued products to other markets, packaging…
    11.08.06

  • Brady Corporation receives NASPO certification

    Brady Corporation’s plant in Singapore, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd., has been certified by the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) for successfully completing a comprehensive security risk management audit. NASPO is a non-…
    10.31.06

  • New dates for 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition

    Official dates of FFTA’s 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition held in Montréal, QC, Canada have been changed to May 7-8, 2007. This is a modification from the previously announced dates of May 6-7, 2007. FTA/FFTA President Mark Cisternino cited…
    10.31.06

  • MACtac materials accessible via Label Traxx

    Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive coated papers and films. With this new featur…
    10.31.06

  • French label printer adds Codimag servo press

    Codimag announced the installation of a Viva 420 press at Stic’Image, a label printer from the Lyon area in France. The Viva 420 is the newest generation Codimag press. The press is a five-color letterpress with an inline flexo varnish station.…
    10.31.06

  • DuPont sues MacDermid over plate technology

    DuPont has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop MacDermid Printing Solutions from engaging in what DuPont calls “continued infringement of patents” related to DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal technology. The motion, filed in US…
    10.24.06