• Harper endowment established at Cal Poly

    July 20, 2005
    Harper endowment established at Cal Poly Ron and Katherine Harper, founders of the Harper Corporation of America, have made a donation to the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department’s 60th anniversary fund-raising campaign. Cal Poly State Un…

  • Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture

    July 20, 2005
    Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical Corporation, of Fort Lee, NJ, USA, announced recently that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemptio…

  • 3 Spartanics managers become its owners

    July 20, 2005
    3 Spartanics managers become its owners Three Spartanics executives who have been responsible for managing major segments of the company in recent years assumed ownership in February. The new owners are Tom Kleeman, Bill Gillen, and Tom O’Hara…

  • PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent

    July 20, 2005
    PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent After four years of development, PRP Flexo has been awarded a US patent for its new ExSpect flexographic plate development process, designed to provide greater print clarity on both corrugated, pre-printed…

  • BASF upgrades center

    July 20, 2005
    BASF upgrades center for plate technology BASF Printing Systems has announced a major equipment update at its printing and technology center in Stuttgart, Germany. The latest laser technology has been installed with the Hell HelioFlex 1200 and Cr…

  • Search firm launched for label industry

    July 20, 2005
    Search firm launched for label industry Enterprise Asset Search (EAS) is a new employment search company formed by Gina Petrello-Pray, formerly a managing partner with Direct Recruiters Inc. EAS, headquartered in Solon, OH, specializes in providing…

  • Enercon Ltd. expands

    July 20, 2005
    Enercon Ltd. expands with UK acquisition Enercon Industries Ltd., based in Aylesbury, England, has acquired Ahlbrandt Systems UK Ltd. to expand its range of products. Enercon’s surface treating equipment now includes atmospheric plasma…

  • GRE to distribute VIP printers in Europe

    July 20, 2005
    GRE to distribute VIP printers in Europe GRE Engineering Products, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been appointed exclusive European Distributor for the VP2020 digital inkjet color printer from VIPColor, a US company based in Newark, CA. The…

  • Liquid Control Corp.

    July 20, 2005
    Liquid Control Corp. acquired by Graco Graco Inc., of Minneapolis, MN, USA, has purchased the stock of Liquid Control Corp. and affiliated company Profill Corp., of North Canton, OH. The acquisition includes Liquid Corp. subsidiaries Decker Industr…

  • Creo device wins

    July 20, 2005
    Creo device wins award in Israel The ThermoFlex Mid II digital imaging device manufactured by Creo Inc., of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has won first place in an industrial design competition initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and L…

  • Eckart names agent

    July 20, 2005
    Eckart names agent for three US states Eckart, a global ink and coatings manufacturer specializing in special effect pigments, has appointed S.P. Morell & Company its new sales agent. Morell, based in Armonk, NY, USA, will serve markets…

  • Esko-Graphics reports strong 04 performance

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics reports strong ’04 performance Esko-Graphics, headquartered in Gent, Belgium, says it has exceeded all of its business targets for 2004. “Esko-Graphics has made exceptional progress towards the goals we set out following t…

  • AB GRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England Tony Stevenson,

    July 20, 2005
    AB GRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England — Tony Stevenson, former director, has retired. His career began with an apprentice position in 1962 at the company and spanned over 42 years.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA, USA Greg Andrews has

    July 20, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Greg Andrews has been promoted to market manager, web processing.…

  • AGFA-GEVAERT, Mortsel, Belgium Anne Vleminckx

    July 20, 2005
    AGFA-GEVAERT, Mortsel, Belgium — Anne Vleminckx has been named chief financial officer. Three new members have been named to the board of management: Philippe Houssiau, Stefaan Vanhooren and Marc Olivié.…

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