• Mark Andy wins FTA Technical Innovation Award

    May 2, 2006
    Mark Andy’s integrated RFID tag insertion system is the recipient of the 2006 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Presentation of the award was made Sunday in Louisville, KY, USA, at the Foundation of F…

  • Gallus sales rise 11 percent in 2005

    May 2, 2006
    New products and a globally positive economic environment led the Gallus Group to sales of CHF 207 million ($167 million) in 2005, according to an announcement by Peter Hauser, board chairman. Gallus, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen p…

  • Technicote founder Dirk Desanzo dies

    May 2, 2006
    Dirk J. Desanzo, who founded Technicote in 1980, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, at the age of 63. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA, USA and lived in Stow, OH, USA before moving to Naples, OH in 1987, where he resided until his death. He was a…

  • Edale expands its presence in North America

    May 2, 2006
    British press manufacturer Edale is expanding its sales and service network with the appointment of a North American sales manager and the establishment of a service and parts center in Raleigh, NC, USA. Karl Schmucker, an 18-year graphic arts indust…

  • Avery Dennison introduces Tree-Free facestock

    April 25, 2006
    The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation, Painesville, OH, USA, has expanded its 2006 wine label portfolio offering with Fasson Tree-Free facestock. Made from a combination of bamboo pulp, ditch reed and cotton linters, Fa…

  • Harper donates anilox rolls to Argentinean foundation

    April 25, 2006
    Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigación Gráfica Juan Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg Graphic Research Centre), a nonprofit educational institution noted…

  • Gallus demonstrates press at Label Summit Latin America

    April 25, 2006
    Gallus Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, will be demonstrating the Gallus EM 280 narrow web combination press during the Label Summit Latin America 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico. The press demonstrations will show applications for UV and water based, four c…

  • UVitec partners with Flexsolutions

    April 25, 2006
    UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of Marlton, NJ, USA, a distributor of printing plates and other items for the narrow web printing industry. &ldqu…

  • TrendWatch mini-report reveals packaging trends

    April 25, 2006
    TrendWatch Graphic Arts, New York, NY, USA, has released a detailed mini-report on the status of packaging as part of commercial printers’ overall service mixes. “Printers & Packaging 2006” is a 37-page report that looks at who&…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    April 18, 2006
    The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet changing customer demands. “Our customers…

  • Esko reports 2005 growth above 15 percent

    April 18, 2006
    Esko, a manufacturer of packaging prepress systems headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports growth in excess of 15 percent for 2005. Net revenues for the year totaled €116.6 million ($143.1 million). Carsten Knudsen, president and CEO, says all o…

  • Graphic Solutions thin battery in new Lauder patch

    April 18, 2006
    Estée Lauder’s latest innovation is called the Perfectionist Power Correcting Patch for Deeper Lines and Wrinkles, and it contains a printed battery manufactured by Graphic Solutions International, a prominent converting company in Burr…

  • FFTA and WVU Tech to sponsor educational seminars

    April 18, 2006
    The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has formed an educational alliance with the Department of Printing at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in Montgomery, WV, USA. The seminars, hosted at WVU Tech, w…

  • Boise Paper to invest $72 million in PS stock production

    April 12, 2006
    The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to the existing 250" #3 paper machine at Bois…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Polys graphics school

    April 12, 2006
    California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000, is capable of seven-color printing on a wide v…

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