• Brian Bishop resigns from Gallus

    November 17, 2014
    Brian Bishop has announced that he has resigned from his position as president of Gallus, Inc. (USA), based in Philadelphia, PA, as of October 31, 2014. Bishop will take on a new opportunity as part-owner of a plastics manufacturing firm in his nativ…

  • Exhibitor booth size increases for ICE USA 2015

    November 17, 2014
    Although the 2015 ICE USA exhibition that takes place February 10-12 in Orlando, FL, is still several months away, many exhibitors have already reserved additional booth space in anticipation of another very successful event. According to Bob Chirico…

  • correction

    November 17, 2014
    In October’s Companies to Watch feature, the caption on page 50 was incorrect. It should have read: “Bob Hakman with one of DLS’s 20 Martin Automatic butt splicers.”…

  • Mark Andy sold to current management and former CEO

    October 10, 2014
    Mark Andy has announced that an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, Mark Andy’s former CEO and the current management team, has completed the purchase of Mark Andy, Inc. from American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV (AIP). AIP will conti…

  • HP plays key role in ‘Share a Coke’ campaign

    October 10, 2014
    HP has announced its role in helping The Coca-Cola Company expand its popular “Share a Coke” campaign to the United States, enabling consumers to make meaningful connections with the largest volume of personalized Coca-Cola labels ever pr…

  • Avery Dennison announces LabelNavigator app

    October 10, 2014
    Avery Dennison launched a new app for iPad digital devices. The free LabelNavigator app offers support for container design and material selection to brand managers, designers, converters and end users in the Home and Personal Care (HPC) segment. &l…

  • Bemis to sell MACtac to private equity firm

    October 10, 2014
    Bemis Company, Inc. has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million. This transactio…

  • Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    October 10, 2014
    Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc., has announced the addition of DigiFlex to its platemaking equipment offering. Mark Andy Print Products specializes in the distribution of value-added platemaking equip…

  • EFI acquires DiMS! organizing print

    October 10, 2014
    EFI has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of DiMS! organizing print, a developer of comprehensive MIS/ERP systems for print and packaging companies. Based in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands, and founded in 1986, DiMS! offers…

  • Wilson Manufacturing opens new facility in Toronto

    October 10, 2014
    Wilson Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The new facility will initially provide repair and sharpening services for a wide range of converters in the greater Toronto area, as well as customers throughout Detroit and…

  • Global demand for labels to reach $114 billion by 2018

    October 10, 2014
    World demand for labels is projected to increase 4.9 percent annually to 57.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $114 billion.  “Renewed vigor in global manufacturing output will be the primary factor driving growth,” notes ana…

  • Multi-Action Labels adds SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet press

    October 10, 2014
    Multi-Action Labels, a self-adhesive label converter in Quebec City, Canada, has expanded its short-run printing operation after installing SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet label printing press, which should allow customers to benefit from better…

  • ILS expands flexible packaging portfolio

    October 10, 2014
    In business for nearly 20 years, Hamilton, Ohio-based ILS (Innovative Labeling Solutions) has evolved from a narrow web flexographic label converter to a full-service label and packaging provider. ILS installed its first HP Indigo digital press in 20…

  • Spartanics and SMAG announce partnership

    October 10, 2014
    Spartanics and SMAG Graphique have announced a new partnership that will merge core technologies to develop a “best-in-class” digital converting system for the label market. The partnership will combine Spartanics’ laser cutting tec…

  • Epson honored for portable label printer

    October 10, 2014
    Epson’s LabelWorks LW-600P portable label printer was named a finalist in the Devices & Gadgets category of CTIA’s 2014 Hot for the Holidays Awards competition. This competition recognizes the latest mobile consumer electronics, inclu…

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