Industry News


  • AWT honored for Clorox label

    AWT honored for Clorox label

    The Clorox Antibacterial Soap label printed by Minneapolis-based AWT Labels & Packaging was recently honored with the NJPEC Package of the Year Bronze award. NJPEC (New Jersey Packaging Executives Club) is an organization of packaging p…
    05.20.16

  • Westminster Papers launches new website

    Westminster Papers has launched a new website at westminsterpapers.com to promote its wide range of products for the flexographic industry. The site also serves as a resource for additional product information while educating customers on b…
    05.20.16

  • Afinia Label adds Imagine! Print Solutions to reseller network

    Afinia Label has announced it has completed a reseller’s agreement with Imagine! Print Solutions of Shakopee, MN, USA. Imagine! Print Solutions will be selling the Afinia Label L801 and Epson ColorWorks C3500, C831, C7500 label printe…
    05.20.16

  • Coca-Cola reveals new ‘One-Brand’ packaging

    In a move that will extend the company’s “One Brand” global marketing strategy to packaging, Coca-Cola has announced the launch of new graphics that use one visual identity system featuring Coca-Cola Red as a unifying color across t…
    05.20.16

  • French label converter finds success with SPGPrints

    French label converter finds success with SPGPrints

    French self-adhesive label converter Impackt Etiquettes is meeting the growing demand for short-run and no-label look solutions for food, beverage and pharmaceutical brands after investing in a seven-color SPGPrints DSI (Digital System Inte…
    05.20.16

  • EFI reports record first quarter revenue

    EFI has announced its results for the first quarter of 2016. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, the company reported record first quarter revenue of $234.1 million, up 20% compared to first quarter 2015 revenue of $194.6 million. Non-…
    05.20.16

  • I.D. Images adds SwiftColor inkjet printers

    I.D. Images LLC, a pressure sensitive label converter with headquarters in Brunswick, OH, USA, has announced the addition of four SwiftColor digital inkjet printers, replacement cartridges and label media to its product offering. SwiftColor is a…
    05.20.16

  • Flint Group opens 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards

    Flint Group Narrow Web has officially opened its 12th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition with a call for entries. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel o…
    05.20.16

  • Gallus: commitment to digital showing strong results

    Gallus and its parent company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG have announced that the new product family of all Heidelberg and Gallus digital printing systems will be marketed in future under the “Fire” name. Building on the momentum that…
    05.20.16

  • Jamac installs third Nilpeter flexo press

    Jamac installs third Nilpeter flexo press

    Ohio-based custom label house Jamac has installed its third Nilpeter flexo press, a 6-color servo-powered FB-2500S, featuring a convenient splicing table with pneumatic clamping bars, ergonomic slideout printing stations, easy-to-…
    05.20.16

  • Inland wins big in 2016 Graphics Excellence Awards

    The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Inland is a winner in the 2016 Graphics Excellence Awards Competition. Inland was recognized with eight awards, including two for Best of Category in the Flexo Narrow Web L…
    05.20.16

  • ETI Converting obtains US patent for Pellicut

    ETI Converting Equipment, based in Quebec, Canada, has announced it has received a patent for Pellicut, the company’s apparatus and method for cutting facestock (United States Patent Number 9,289,912 B2.) ETI has received the patent immediat…
    05.20.16

  • Transilwrap to acquire Dow Chemical’s global Specialty Films business

    Transilwrap Company, a Franklin Park, IL-based manufacturer, converter and distributor of specialty film products used in healthcare, packaging, point-of-purchase, display advertising, security identification, protective and industrial markets, has s…
    05.20.16

  • Avery Dennison serving as global resource for drum label ceritifcation

    Avery Dennison has announced that it is now a global resource for BS 5609 Section 2 and 3 testing and certification of its materials. The company will test and certify its materials for ribbon manufacturers, facestock suppliers, converters and e…
    05.20.16

  • UPM Raflatac teams with Italian wine producer for LCA study

    UPM Raflatac has cooperated with leading Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra on a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to study the environmental impacts of wine bottles. The comprehensive study took into account the full life cycle of the wine bottle an…
    05.20.16

  • Bud Light calls on Constantia Flexibles for new labels

    Bud Light calls on Constantia Flexibles for new labels

    Constantia Flexibles has helped Bud Light hit the market with newly designed packaging. The fresh new look highlights the brand’s key attributes – premium ingredients and a heritage of distinctive care in brewing, while the bold logo…
    05.20.16

  • KDV Label turns to PC Industries’ Guardian OLP for offline proofing

    KDV Label has been using PC Industries’ Guardian OLP system, designed for prepress proofing and pressroom quality control, to oversee its label quality on a narrow web flexo press. Based in Waukesha WI, USA, KDV Label provides labels for m…
    05.20.16

  • Ritrama Chile to turn PET liners into packaging clamshells and trays

    Ritrama, an Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive materials with 23 production facilities worldwide, has announced that its Chilean production site has started a business artnership with a recycling company in Chile. This is a sustainable recycl…
    05.20.16

  • Hammer Packaging invests in Mark Andy, Rotoflex equipment

    Hammer Packaging invests in Mark Andy, Rotoflex equipment

    Hammer Packaging, a labels and package decoration manufacturer in West Henrietta, NY, USA, has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press along with a Rotoflex VLI 440 finishing system. The new 17", 10-color P7 pr…
    05.20.16

  • Avery Dennison to acquire Mactac Europe

    Avery Dennison has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of €200 million, including assumed debt. With 2015…
    05.20.16