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  • ‘Improve Today, Dream for Tomorrow’ at EskoWorld

    ‘Improve Today, Dream for Tomorrow’ at EskoWorld

    Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and printing supply chain, hosted EskoWorld 2015 from June 14-16 in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. The annual event featured over 70 educational sessions, including digital prepress, value st…
    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor 07.21.15

  • Fortis Solutions Group acquires Kopco Graphics and Color Craft Label

    Kopco Graphics, based in West Chester, OH, USA, with an additional facility in Bradenton, FL, USA, is a four-time winner of TLMI’s prestigious Eugene Singer Award recognizing excellence in business management. Kopco provides a wide range of pro…
    07.21.15

  • US label demand to reach $19.7 billion in 2019

    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…
    07.21.15

  • Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue

    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.…
    07.21.15

  • Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    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…
    07.21.15

  • Introducing Infinite Packaging Group

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Western Shield Label Company acquires Hand on a Label

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Omet launches new presses

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Apex introduces free anilox appraisal program

    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…
    06.03.15

  • UPM Raflatac takes on ice bucket challenge with new labelstock

    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…
    06.03.15

  • FLEXcon announces certification for changing safety standards

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Avery Dennison launches online product finder

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    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…
    06.03.15

  • MPS assembling presses in the USA

    MPS assembling presses in the USA

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Spartanics installs SMAG-powered converting system in Illinois

    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…
    06.03.15

  • CCL acquires two meeting supply companies

    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…
    06.03.15

  • All Printing Resources signs on as MacDermid distributor

    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…
    06.03.15

  • Mark Andy wins Technical Innovation Award, reports sales success in Serbia

    Mark Andy and its team of co-suppliers won the Technical Innovation Award at the recent EFIA (European Flexographic Industry Association) event in the UK. The team effort of producing a swatch booklet was the culmination of a new approach to promoti…
    06.03.15

  • Kocher+Beck breaks ground on facility expansion

    Kocher+Beck, a leader in rotary diecutting technology, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art extension to its manufacturing facility in Lenexa, KS, USA. The 24,000 square-foot extension will help Kocher+Beck meet the growing de…
    06.03.15

  • Berco Labels grows with Xeikon 3030

    Berco Labels, a Quebec City, Quebec-based printer of pressure sensitive labels, has successfully expanded its business and production capabilities after purchasing and installing a Xeikon 3030 digital color press. Founded more than 40 years ago, Berc…
    06.03.15