• US label demand to reach $19.7 billion in 2019

    July 21, 2015
    || According to The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm, demand for labels in the US is projected to increase 3.8% annually to $19.7 billion in 2019. Since labels serve a broad range of applications, gains will be fuel…

  • Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue

    July 21, 2015
    || Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses, signed an agreement on May 13, 2015, by which Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue Srl, with the option to purchase the remaining shares.…

  • Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    July 21, 2015
    || Repacorp a manufacturer of custom, stock, promotional and RFID-enabled pressure sensitive labels and non-pressure sensitive tags, has selected a Mark Andy Performance Series P7 as the most recent flexo addition to its Ohio production facility. &l…

  • Introducing Infinite Packaging Group

    June 3, 2015
    || TVC Label, of Lewisville, TX, USA and MEI Label of Tulsa, OK, USA have officially rebranded, announcing a new corporate identity – Infinite Packaging Group. In 2013, MEI acquired TVC. According to the company, the rebranding is designed to unit…

  • Western Shield Label Company acquires Hand on a Label

    June 3, 2015
    || Western Shield Label Company, a label converter in Southern California, has announced its acquisition of Hand on a Label, a regional printer in the San Diego metropolitan area. Hand on a Label’s core offerings include prime labels with a partic…

  • Omet launches new presses

    June 3, 2015
    || During a special event on May 19, 2015, Omet  unveiled its two new presses: the Varyflex V2 Mid-Web Offset and the iFlex label press. The Varyflex V2 is a printing press designed for flexible packaging and carton, and it comes in widths 670mm (2…

  • Apex introduces free anilox appraisal program

    June 3, 2015
    || The stress caused by common printing problems is often time-consuming and expensive. In many respects, searching for the underlying cause in a field of variables is like searching for a needle in a haystack. To address this issue head on, Apex Intern…

  • UPM Raflatac takes on ice bucket challenge with new labelstock

    June 3, 2015
    || UPM Raflatac has launched a new product portfolio featuring Silvervac WSA, a high-performance, metallic facestock for the Americas market. With its wet strength properties, Silvervac WSA maintains label design integrity in the presence of moisture, h…

  • FLEXcon announces certification for changing safety standards

    June 3, 2015
    || FLEXcon has announced that it has certified DRUMcal 51932 2.3 mil white polypropylene for BS 5609 Section 2 for salt water immersion and BS 5609 Section 3 for print durability with multiple thermal transfer ribbons. The move is designed to support co…

  • Avery Dennison launches online product finder

    June 3, 2015
    || Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has announced a new product finder on its North American website. The tool is designed to help customers find the relevant products for most label and packaging applications in just a few clicks. “O…

  • Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    June 3, 2015
    || After experiencing continuous growth for two years, Liberty Marking Systems has decided to invest in its first Nilpeter printing press. The Cincinnati-based label converter has been in business since 1988. The privately owned company specializes i…

  • MPS assembling presses in the USA

    MPS assembling presses in the USA

    June 3, 2015
    || MPS and EMT have formed a partnership that will result in the assembly of MPS presses in the United States. The two companies made the announcement on April 28, 2015, at Thornberry Creek at Oneida in Green Bay, WI, USA. Following the agreement and se…

  • Spartanics installs SMAG-powered converting system in Illinois

    June 3, 2015
    || Spartanics has announced the installation of the new E-Cut Semi-Rotary Diecutting Solution, powered by SMAG, in its demo facility in Rolling Meadows, IL, USA. This will be the first permanent demo facility for the E-Cut semi-rotary diecutting system…

  • CCL acquires two meeting supply companies

    June 3, 2015
    || CCL Industries Inc. has announced two acquisitions. The label and packaging leader has purchased pc/nametag Inc. and Meetings Direct, LLC. Both companies, based in Verona, WI, USA, and both founded by Nick Topitzes, were acquired for approximately $3…

  • All Printing Resources signs on as MacDermid distributor

    June 3, 2015
    || MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced that All Printing Resources (APR) has signed on to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in North America.   “MacDermid strives to provide customers with the…

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