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  • GiDue introduces offset press at open house

    More than 200 industry people visited the GiDue showroom in Turate, Italy, last week for the launch of the Xpannd offset press. GiDue’s open house was held concurrently with Converflex Milan. The servo driven Xpannd press in the showroom is…
    05.23.06

  • Lightning Labels launches label printing blog

    Lightning Labels, an all-digital label printer in Denver, CO, USA, has announced the launch of its weblog. The Lightning Labels blog provides an inside look into the world of custom labels and digital label printing. “Our blog is a free info…
    05.23.06

  • First L&NW Symposium a success

    The inaugural L&NW Label Symposium, produced by Label & Narrow Web magazine in Milwaukee, WI, USA, on Tuesday, drew 120 industry professionals, both converters and suppliers, to the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel. The day-long event featured p…
    05.17.06

  • Smyth joins in development of temperature label

    Outlast Technologies, of Boulder, CO, USA, and Smyth Companies, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, have introduced a temperature-buffering label that they call the Cold Wrap.   The label is said to deflect heat from the hand to keep beverage…
    05.17.06

  • Comco presses penetrate Eastern Europe and Asia

    Sales of market leading Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have taken off in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18” and a seven-col…
    05.17.06

  • Seal-It begins shrink production using PLA film

    Seal-It, of Farmingdale, NY, USA, is now producing shrink sleeves using EarthFirst film material from Plastic Suppliers, which is made from corn-based resins supplied by Natureworks PLA (polylactic acid). “EarthFirst film is different in tha…
    05.17.06

  • Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening

    Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening Standard Register, headquartered in Dayton, OH, USA, will close its label printing facility in Terre Haute, IN, as part of a corporate realignment and consolidation of assets, the company…
    05.12.06

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    The Label Printers adds digital print capability 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…
    05.12.06

  • GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system

    GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system Working with Tyco Electronics’ Global Application Tooling Division, Graphic Solutions International (GSI) has developed its own RFID inlay system for the assembly of semiconductor chips, surface mount de…
    05.12.06

  • Boise to invest $72m

    Boise to invest $72m in PS stock production 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 t…
    05.12.06

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics

    HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics 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,…
    05.12.06

  • Pitman markets DMMs monitoring products

    Pitman markets DMM’s monitoring products DMM Technology’s direct machine monitoring systems are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA. DMM Technology, based in Thatcher, AZ, USA,…
    05.12.06

  • Esko reports growth

    Esko reports growth in 2005 above 15% 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). Carste…
    05.12.06

  • Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters

    Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters Jetrion LLC, a manufacturer of inkjet printing systems and a unit of Flint Group, has opened its new headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. The 35,000 square foot facility combines all of Jetrion’s oper…
    05.12.06

  • Harper revives its

    Harper revives its traveling flexo show Harper Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA, announces the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour, a road show that includes free one-day seminars throughout North America at colleges and universities with flexo…
    05.12.06

  • Stork Prints names

    Stork Prints names Asia distributors Stork Prints, a manufacturer of rotary screen and direct laser engraving technology in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, has appointed two distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Jet Technologies (based in Alexandria,…
    05.12.06

  • New in-mold group

    New in-mold group seeks industry members The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a newly formed organization, has put out the call for new members who are involved in all aspects of in-mold decorating and labeling. Headed by Ron Schultz, who ha…
    05.12.06

  • RFID Smart Labels USA draws record

    More than 500 people from 31 countries gathered in Boston, MA, USA, in late March to learn more about radio frequency identification. Smart Labels USA 2006 was hosted by IDTechEx in the Westin Copley Place Hotel, and addressed a multitude of aspects…
    05.12.06

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA The company announces the hiring of John Babl

    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company announces the hiring of John Babl as Printing Technician at its headquarters. He will perform quality control functions on all new products, interact with Aquaflex customers in-house and in the fiel…
    05.12.06

  • ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has hired Jeff Grund

    ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has hired Jeff Grund as vice president of sales and customer service. He will direct the marketing activities and oversee the domestic and international sales and customer service department.…
    05.12.06