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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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
September 27, 2007
Revamped Labelsco elevates MSOís position in UK labeling  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
September 17, 2007
Automated roll handling benefits Swiss printer The trend toward high performance presses among the larger European converters has seen a corresponding increase in nonstop roll handling. Martin Automatic in particular has carved out a useful niche in…  Read More »
August 31, 2007
Brussels show promises further advances in full color inkjet printing  Read More »
July 19, 2007
Nobody can guess how many billions of prime product labels are produced for private label brands, also known as “own label” or retail brands, but they surely represent a large slice of the labeling market. As in the USA, they represent a…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
Giebeler moves in with Drent Goebel Consolidation in the European narrow web world creeps along, usually forced by someone hitting a financial brick wall. The latest casualty is Giebeler of Langenfeld, Germany, whose assets and intellectual proper…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
t’s a long trail a-winding to spread the digital gospel This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry’s largest ever European road show. Th…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
As noted in the January/February issue of L&NW, more label and packaging converters are taking an increasing interest in rollfed UV-cured offset. This demand prompted MPS to approach Drent Goebel as an OEM supplier of offset technology for its ne…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle Dynamic print visualization sounds like someone has been at the magic mushrooms. In fact, the patented technology is said to give users a realistic rendering of substrates, inks and special finishes for design,…  Read More »
July 19, 2007
Artwork sees large drop in prepress revenues Artwork Systems, the Belgium based prepress group currently undergoing a strategic review, posted a significant drop in sales and profits for the second quarter. Revenues for the three months to March 31…  Read More »

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