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  • 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

  • US Government ends labelstock investigation

    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.…
    10.24.06

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment company

    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 acquire a wide web machinery manufacturer. Gallus s…
    10.24.06

  • Kelva announces OEM cooperation with Nilpeter

    AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cleaning system into Nilpeter’s FA…
    10.24.06

  • Mark Andy celebrates its 60th year

    Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. More than 500 people came to the…
    10.24.06

  • Mark Andy sold to investor & 

    Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management. Morgenthaler Partners is a financial business holding company based in Cleveland, OH, USA and Bo…
    10.19.06

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit 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 Y…
    10.19.06

  • Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance

    Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance The Brand Protection Alliance (BPA) announces the inclusion of Gallus Inc. as its newest member. Ken Goetze, vice president of the BPA says, “In addition to building application-specific printing presses…
    10.19.06

  • Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool

    Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, has produced a multimedia training tool: RFID 101. The tool combines a live narrator with animations, photos and video to walk the viewe…
    10.19.06

  • TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo

    TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo Converters and suppliers received a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The TLMI label study, updated by the association every t…
    10.19.06

  • Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe

    Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has opened a sales and support office to service users in Europe.…
    10.19.06

  • Esko enjoys strong business performance

    Esko enjoys strong business performance Esko, a leader in packaging prepress products based in Gent, Belgium, announces a continued strong business performance during the second quarter of 2006, with consolidated net revenues increasing by 17 percen…
    10.19.06

  • Comco wins Russian packaging award

    Comco wins Russian packaging award Leading Russian print for packaging Group, Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie, has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The Grand Star of Russia was won with an entry in the Packaging for Food…
    10.19.06

  • AVT enters sheetfed printing market

    AVT enters sheetfed printing market Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has announced its entrance into the sheetfed printing market. “The demand for high-end quality and 100 percent fault free products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, ciga…
    10.19.06

  • UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line

    UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line UPM Raflatac is launching robust ordering and claim tracking self-service tools with the latest update of its eBusiness platform, the Raflink Business Line. North American customers will be able to use the…
    10.19.06

  • Kodak podcasts focus

    Kodak podcasts focus on growth, profitability Print providers interested in learning how to increase services, capacity and revenue can turn to a new source of information: a series of podcasts on the value of unified workflow and details on a Koda…
    10.19.06

  • Two converters install

    Two converters install HP Indigo presses Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, and Profecta Labels Inc., of Bouchervillee, QC, Canada, have installed new ws4050 digital presses by HP Indigo. Logotech also installed an AB Graphics finishing machine…
    10.19.06