Industry News


  • Epson partners with ReThink Label Systems

    Epson has released an industrial labeling printer with smart PrecisionCore print chip technology. Through a new partnership with ReThink Label Systems, a division of Labeltronix, the companies are trying to change how color labels are shipped and ide…
    06.03.15

  • AVT partners with Global Vision

    AVT partners with Global Vision

      Israel-based AVT, a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, is joining forces with proofing systems provider Global Vision to offer advanced offline inspection solutions to the worldwide printing market.&…
    06.03.15

  • WS Packaging Group names new CEO

    WS Packaging Group has appointed Charlie Eitel to CEO, effective April 1, 2015. Eitel joins the company in an operating role after having served on its Board of Directors since May 2014. Over the course of his career, Eitel has held leadership positi…
    04.16.15

  • UPM Raflatac launches resealable portfolio

    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of a new resealable portfolio designed to provide long-lasting open-closure functionality for a range of applications in the Americas. Featuring RR05 and RR10, two of the company’s newest removable adhesive…
    04.16.15

  • Bizerba USA purchases MPS EF flexo press

    MPS Systems North America Inc. (MPS) announced it has sold an EF flexo press to Bizerba Label Solutions, located in Joppa, MD, USA. According to John Gomeau, president of Bizerba Label Solutions, the deciding factors for purchasing the MPS EF press…
    04.16.15

  • Avery Dennison announces Removables range

    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced its Select Solutions Removables Portfolio in North America. The portfolio features a variety of paper and film facestocks matched with nine adhesives. This collection of 35 removable label c…
    04.16.15

  • Omet sells 600th press

    Omet has announced the sale of its 600th printing press for labels and packaging. The company has increased its annual turnover by 10% since 2009, and with this latest sale, Omet has reached sales totaling 85 million euro. This global milestone marks…
    04.16.15

  • Anderson & Vreeland announces CTP white paper

    Anderson & Vreeland has produced a white paper titled “The State of Computer-to-Plate Technologies for Flexography.” “CTP can reduce make-ready and waste, reducing raw material, labor and resources to create the same job vs. fi…
    04.16.15

  • Graphic Labels goes digital with JFlex 870 retrofit

    Graphic Labels, a label manufacturer in Orlando, FL, USA, sought advanced digital label printing, because many of its customers demanded short run orders with fast turnaround. The company’s three flexo presses require a lot of prep time –…
    04.16.15

  • AWT adds onserting capability, grabs Star of Excellence Awards

    AWT Labels & Packaging, a label and packaging manufacturer with headquarters  in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has installed a Longford OS700X triple motor surge feeder. The onserter will allow AWT to make extended content labels in a variety of siz…
    04.16.15

  • Aztech chooses Flexo Concepts’ trupoint orange doctor blades

    Flexo Concepts has announced that Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, is now shipping all of its Diemaster Series Rotary Diecutter flexo stations with the TruPoint Orange doctor blade. The converting equipment manufacturer selected TruPoint…
    04.16.15

  • Heidelberg hosts first Gallus Digital Label Forum 

    Gallus recently hosted visitors to the the research and development center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany, for the first Gallus Digital Label Forum. Highlighting the event was a live demonstration of the DCS 340, the new…
    04.16.15

  • Domino to be acquired by Brother Industries

    Brother Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Domino Printing Sciences for 1.03 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in cash to expand in labels and packaging as the home and office printing market declines. Shareholders of Cambridge, UK-based Domino will recei…
    04.16.15

  • Introducing Algro Sol from Sappi

    Sappi, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, a manufacturer of coated fine paper, has invested more than 60 million euro in the conversion of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at its Alfeld mill to ensure an increased supply of speciality papers and to meet high q…
    04.16.15

  • UPM Raflatac names first Label Life Award winner

    Ricoh Industrie France has been announced as the winner of the inaugural UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards competition. The award recognizes strong performance in responsibility and awards a specific sustainability initiative. More than 70 of UPM Raflat…
    04.16.15

  • MPS to assemble presses in the US

    Companies in North America investing in MPS presses will now have the added benefit of having their presses assembled in the United States. MPS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI, USA, have partnered for assembling MPS…
    04.16.15

  • Acucote launches customized line of tamper-evident labelstock

    Acucote has extended its line of tangible, voiding and tamper-evident products to include complete customization. Options for tamper-evident labelstocks have typically included the standard silver and white facestocks with the term “VOID”…
    04.16.15

  • Esko acquires MediaBeacon

    Esko has announced its acquisition of MediaBeacon, a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software products. MediaBeacon is based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, and brings an award-winning suite of DAM tools to market through direct distribution and st…
    04.16.15

  • Consolidated Label offering textured finishes on shrink sleeves

    Consolidated Label Company has added special effects to custom shrink sleeve labels, allowing customers to incorporate texture into their designs. To do this, a Rotary Screen Integration (RSI) unit from SPGPrints was chosen for its diverse printing o…
    04.16.15

  • AWA announces annual release liner market update

    Release liner is unquestionably a key enabler for applying labels and tapes, protecting the seals on envelopes, hygiene and consumer wound care products, as well as a variety of industrial uses. It is also the subject of considerable focus today in r…
    04.16.15