• Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    Jack Kenny, John Penhallow and Steve Katz || October 7, 2009
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry. This is not a ranking of any kind, nor is it meant to be…

  • A Year of LIFE

    A Year of LIFE

    Jack Kenny || September 2, 2009
    An update on environmental action

  • Films

    Films

    Steve Katz || September 2, 2009
    Suppliers of film substrates have developed a wide range of products in order to meet the shifting needs of their label converting customers.

  • Techprint

    Techprint

    Jack Kenny || September 2, 2009
    From labels to printed electronics to product assembly, this Massachusetts converter is a true one-stop shop for its high-tech customers.

  • FTA unveils major update to FIRST flexo guidelines

    FTA unveils major update to FIRST flexo guidelines

    Jack Kenny || July 7, 2009
    Twelve years ago, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) unveiled a remarkable document, a large set of print production tools for flexographers that seemed to represent the sum of all knowledge in the industry. It was called FIRST – Flex…

  • At FINAT: Little thanksgiving in Turkey

    At FINAT: Little thanksgiving in Turkey

    John Penhallow || July 7, 2009
    When the Europe based label association FINAT celebrated its 50th birthday in Paris in June 2008, the economic storm clouds were menacing but the climate at the congress was one of guarded optimism. Announcing the 2009 event, Ayd…

  • Performance Series: All new from Mark Andy

    Performance Series: All new from Mark Andy

    Jack Kenny || July 7, 2009
    After inspecting and witnessing the new Mark Andy Performance Series press in action at the company's St. Louis plant, the customer was asked if he wanted to own one. "No," the converter answered. "I want to own two." This mo…

  • Recycling Compatible Adhesives

    Recycling Compatible Adhesives

    Steve Katz || July 7, 2009
    Commercially available, RCAs allow converters to become greener while helping the paper recycling industry.

  • 2009 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2009 Mid-Year Economic Report

    July 7, 2009
    Resisting recession

  • Regency Flexographic

    Regency Flexographic

    Steve Katz || July 7, 2009
    Innovative equipment, dedication, and the right personnel are hallmarks for this forward-thinking Oklahoma City converter.

  • Equipment Acquisition: The Drivers

    Equipment Acquisition: The Drivers

    Jack Kenny || May 7, 2009
    A great deal of time and effort goes into the decision to purchase a new or used piece of equipment. Several converters share their thoughts about the process.

  • Matrix Removal Systems

    Matrix Removal Systems

    Steve Katz || May 7, 2009
    The label industry has its own exclusive waste product, and there's equipment available that's designed specifically for its efficient removal, resulting in labor and cost savings.

  • Stixon Labels & New Mexico Plastics

    Stixon Labels & New Mexico Plastics

    Steve Katz || May 7, 2009
    Passion and an understanding of its markets are keys to the success of this family-run New Mexico converter.

  • Flexo and UV Flexo Inks

    Flexo and UV Flexo Inks

    Steve Katz || March 30, 2009
    Ink manufacturers conduct extensive R&D in order to improve upon the wide range of products available to flexo printers.

  • North American Label Markets

    North American Label Markets

    Jack Kenny || March 30, 2009
    The industry in North America showed relative strength right up to the start of the recession, and converters expect to weather the storm.

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