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May 31, 2013
Processing speed and PDF compatibility are among the features that have led Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to select Global Graphics’ Harlequin Host Renderer for their uniti Operating System. GIS is a provider of software drivers and electronics f…  Read More »
May 31, 2013
MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced a global price increase of 3-7% on its photopolymer products, effective June 1. “Raw material and energy costs have risen drastically since 2007,” the company says. “MacDermid continues to…  Read More »
May 31, 2013
Gallus has extended its long-standing partnership with Oberschleissheim-based Schreiner Group for Gallus Screeny screen printing plates. An agreement has been reached that covers the next two years and is then to be continued as part of ongoing proce…  Read More »
May 31, 2013
The Flexible Packaging Association recently released the FPA Flexible Packaging Industry Segment Profile Analysis. The Analysis provides a look at the US flexible packaging industry by volume (in pounds) and revenue, and composition by materials for…  Read More »
May 31, 2013
Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced that it has discontinued its flexible die product line and will no longer accept orders for flexible dies. The company continues to provide its complete line of magnetic cylinders to the industry. Announcing the c…  Read More »
May 31, 2013
Flint Group has announced the passing of Louis Werneke, founder of the Werneke Ink Company and longtime member of the narrow web printing industry.  In a statement, the company says, “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the dea…  Read More »
Mark Andy Europe’s ‘refreshing’ Open House
May 31, 2013
Over the course of four days, April 23-26, press maker Mark Andy hosted more than 150 print industry professionals at its newly refurbished Demonstration and Training Center in Macclesfield, UK, just outside of Manchester. Attendees included label…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
Fort Dearborn Company has announced that it has acquired the assets of FetterGroup’s paint and coatings label business. Fort Dearborn Company, headquartered in Elk Grove, IL, USA, is a supplier of cut and stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
The Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post Group has signed a contract for a 6-color Nilpeter MO-4 offset press for Chinese stamp production. China produces about 2.5 billion stamps each year, worth 1.5 billion Euros. In addition, 5 billion gree…  Read More »
Phoenix Challenge HS winners announced
April 10, 2013
After a spirited, multi-functional event at the 2013 International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition, prizes were awarded to this year’s top performers. First-place was awarded to Andrew Mandeville and Alex Yelton of Enka High…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
Tapp Label Technologies (TLT), a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels for the wine and spirits industry, has purchased the assets of Ben Franklin Press & Label (BFP&L) of Napa, CA, USA, for an undisclosed amount. Under the transaction, T…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
Grafix Equipment, a manufacturer of modular inline and offline converting equipment for the label, flexible packaging and converting Industries, has announced the unveiling of its new Rotary Diecut and Capture System (patent pending) expressly for th…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
The Print Products group of Mark Andy is now offering the complete line of Daetwyler doctor blades. The Print Products team has gone through extensive training on the product line and is able to recommend the appropriate blade type or blade coating f…  Read More »
T.W. Parkers installs two Gallus presses
April 10, 2013
T.W. Parkers, a UK-based self-adhesive label and packaging converter and supplier of post-mold labelling, has installed two Gallus EM 430 S lines at its plant in Bootle on Merseyside to boost efficiency and broaden the scope of its producti…  Read More »
April 10, 2013
Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in its US and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first national grocery store to set a deadline for GMO labeling. “We are puttin…  Read More »

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