• Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market

    November 19, 2007
    Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market A sales growth of approximately 22 percent over the previous year helped GIDUE post a turnover of over 28 million euros (about $US40 million) for the year 2006/2007. “Our turnover shows a visib…

  • MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks

    November 19, 2007
    MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks European users of the Label Traxx management system from Tailored Solutions can now access the UPM Raflatac Raflink Business Line directly from their software. Said to be…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 2, 2007
    Two plants are sold as Macfarlane gets back to basics

  • Revamped Labelsco elevates

    October 15, 2007
    Labelsco Ltd., a major independent label converter, was recently acquired by the MSO Group. Soon afterward the Belfast based packaging company merged Labelsco with its Hannibal Labels division, acquired only last year. Most of Hannibal’s equipm…

  • British label converters finish last in profitability

    October 15, 2007
    British label converters finish last in profitability As in other countries, British label converters face strong competition, with overcapacity prevalent throughout the industry. However, it is still surprising to learn that they have the lowest pr…

  • Freeloaders hurt Germanys Green Dot recycling scheme

    October 15, 2007
    Freeloaders hurt Germany’s Green Dot recycling scheme Germany’s pioneering Green Dot packaging recycling scheme is on the brink of collapse, says recycling firm Interseroh. Unscrupulous firms are apparently counterfeiting labels carrying…

  • Going green can

    October 15, 2007
    Going green can actually save costs It seems there is no escaping the environmental zeitgeist, especially in cases which show that altruistic concerns and economic expediency are not necessarily mutually exclusive. That is one way of looking at the…

  • Raflatac RFID tags

    October 15, 2007
    Raflatac RFID tags in healthcare distribution MBA Grupo, a European healthcare distributor headquartered in Spain, has adopted UPM Raflatac’s UHF EPC Generation 2 tags. This type of RFID technology is expected to improve stock management, all…

  • Threefold boost

    October 15, 2007
    Threefold boost for HP Indigo HP Indigo has notched up some noteworthy orders in the UK for its seven-color ws4500 digital press. Baker Self-Adhesive Labels in London recently installed a ws4500 following a successful move into digital label printi…

  • New linerless labelstock

    October 15, 2007
    New linerless labelstock from Italy The latest development in linerless labeling technology comes from Gruppo Irplast, an Italian labeling technology firm. Besides cost savings, a major impetus has been the EU Packaging Waste Directive introduced i…

  • New approach to

    October 15, 2007
    New approach to UV-based brand protection The ultimate aim of all anti-counterfeiting processes is to protect brands with high levels of security that are simple to handle in terms of production technology. Jura JSP in Vienna and the German firm…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 27, 2007
    Revamped Labelsco elevates MSOs position in UK labeling

  • Brussels show promises further advances in full color

    September 17, 2007
    Inkjet color printing has promised much, but has yet to make any meaningful impact on the digital label printing scene. Of course, the process is already well established in wide format display printing, as well for handling transactional print on hi…

  • Latest technology

    September 17, 2007
    Latest technology for wine labels in Verona Wet glue applied labels still dominate the European wine scene. Nevertheless, rollfed pressure sensitive labels are steadily increasing their share of the market, especially in Italy. This has led several…

  • Artwork-Esko merger creates a $249 million prepress giant

    September 17, 2007
    Artwork-Esko merger creates a $249 million prepress giant The words “prepress” and “consolidation” are intrinsically linked, but the latest megabucks deal will put many in the shade. It combines two of the industry’s la…

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