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  • Flint Group is new name for Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions

    “Flint Group” has been selected to be the new name for the holding company created by the merger in late 2005 of Europe based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation. “Flint Group is a strong new leader in a…
    01.10.06

  • Avery Dennison to reduce workforce, divest holdings

    Company-wide cost reductions announced at the end of October by Avery Dennison Corporation were modified this month by the company’s board of directors. The company plans to reduce the number of positions by approximately 700 to 900 around the…
    12.13.05

  • Siegwerk Group International announces new organization

    Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) operations in sales, technical service and str…
    12.13.05

  • Mark Andy lays off 21 in US plants

    Mark Andy, a manufacturer of presses for the narrow web industry, laid off 21 of its US employees in mid-November, both at the Chesterfield, MO, headquarters and at the Comco plant in Milford, OH. Company President Paul Brauss said the reduction in w…
    11.29.05

  • MACtac to raise prices 5-6 percent

    Morgan Adhesives Company (MACtac), of Stow, OH, USA, has announced a general price increase ranging from 5 to 6 percent on shipments of its label materials, effective January 6. The announcement was made in a November 21 letter to customers from Tom…
    11.29.05

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes Best Small Companies list

    Forbes Magazine has recognized Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) as one of the United States’ best small companies. In its October 31 issue, Forbes ranked Multi-Color 41st in its listing of the “200 Best Small Companies in America.&rd…
    11.29.05

  • AVT records 15th consecutive growth quarter

    Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT, Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ISIN: IL001837248), a provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, has announced rises in profits…
    11.29.05

  • Electron beam

    Jetrion, a supplier of inkjet printers and inks based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, has formed a partnership with Advanced Electron Beams Inc. (AEB), of Wilmington, MA, USA, to introduce an electron beam (EB or e-beam) curing unit specifically for the narro…
    11.28.05

  • XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar

    XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV Flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion, held in Plym…
    11.28.05

  • Multi-Color pushes shrink market

    Miller Brewing Company has brought its “Taste Referees” advertising campaign to limited-edition bottles of Miller Lite using full body shrink sleeve labels produced by Multi-Color Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, USA. The bottles’ shrin…
    11.28.05

  • Nilpeter, Gallus, MPS & Skanem named industry

    More than 750 converters, suppliers and other industry professionals came together in September in Brussels to honor the winners of the 2005 Label Industry Awards. The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing vision and pioneering ef…
    11.28.05

  • Indigo Ribbon Awards

    Indigo Ribbon Awards HP announced the winners of its inaugural HP Indigo Ribbon Awards competition, which recognizes HP Indigo press users who are producing high value, offset-quality digital printing in the marketplace. Coinciding with PRINT 05 in…
    11.28.05

  • partners with Raflatac

    partners with Raflatac Tailored Solutions, Milwaukee, WI, USA, has announced that it now offers Label Traxx — the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters — with Raflatac. With this new…
    11.28.05

  • Tilt Lock updates

    Tilt Lock updates its internet site Tilt Lock, St. Michael, MN, USA, has recently updated its web site. The new site offers an extensive source of information on Tilt Lock roll handling products. The site includes detailed product information and s…
    11.28.05

  • VIPColor establishes

    VIPColor establishes a presence in Asia VIPColor Technologies of Newark, CA, USA, has announced that it has appointed GRE Digital Solutions Ltd. of Hong Kong as a Master Distributor for the VP2020 Digital Color Label Printer for the Asia-Pacific r…
    11.28.05

  • SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels

    SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels SATO America now offers 4" x 2" Gen 2 RFID labels for 14.9 cents each in single roll quantities. The company says this new, low-priced smart label opens the door for immediate adoption of Gen 2 RFI…
    11.28.05

  • Cleaning anilox rolls using laser technology

    Cleaning anilox rolls using laser technology To the Editor: In your recent feature article on “Anilox Roll Cleaners” [September 2005] you mention a variety of methods but omitted the newest technique, laser cleaning. This technique is…
    11.28.05

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA William M. Stratton

    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — William M. Stratton III was chosen to lead the company’s new division, ARclad, as its vice president and general manager. Stratton was previously general manager of the company’s e…
    11.28.05

  • DOMINO AMJET INC., Gurnee, IL, USA The company has appointed Gary Page

    DOMINO AMJET INC., Gurnee, IL, USA — The company has appointed Gary Page to its newly created position of business development manager. His main responsibility will be to enhance Domino’s presence in RFID solutions through its adoption an…
    11.28.05

  • GEW (EC) LTD., Surrey, UK The company has named Craig Brawley

    GEW (EC) LTD., Surrey, UK — The company has named Craig Brawley to the position of overseas sales manager.…
    11.28.05