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November 14, 2006
Assuming it clears the legal hurdles, the purchase of Jetrion from the Flint Group by Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is being keenly watched among European OEM partners and other inkjet vendors. This attention reflects a wider interest in single-pass…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
On-pack promotions that tempt fickle consumers Brand owners like on-pack promotions because they can often tempt many consumers to favor one product brand over another. Of course, they also offer many added value opportunities for label converters.…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Loparex opens liner facility in Poland Despite the political uncertainty in Poland, vast amounts of development money is currently being poured into the country by global investors and manufacturers. It also appears to be among Europe’s leadi…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
RAKO adds more Nilpeter flexo units RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web widt…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Speeding the supply of Toshiba computers in Europe Toshiba Europe is employing UPM Raflatac to develop one of the largest Gen2 RFID supply chain systems in Europe. The deal includes Toshiba TEC, a supplier of RFID label printers, and ADT Security/Ty…  Read More »
November 1, 2006
Private label brands set for even faster growth  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Copapharm Europe SCRL (Société Cooperative Responsabilité Limitée) has moved from being a loose association of independent packaging and labeling converters to a more formal cooperative grouping. Currently, Copapharm Europ…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Renowned names in typesetting merge Monotype and Linotype — two of the most illustrious “names” in the printing industry — have merged. Individually they set benchmark standards for mechanical typesetting, using iconic lette…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
AB Graphic to increase UK manufacturing capacity AB Graphic International of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has built a factory extension comprising 35,000 square feet. It adjoins two existing sites, which it has occupied for the last 30 years. The n…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Thinking inside the offset dot Everyone agrees that flexo printing technology, especially the UV-cured variety, has seen remarkable improvements in quality in recent years. Nevertheless, offset remains the process to beat and it does not appear to…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential Small-sized producers of specialized coated materials for labels and tags tend to live precarious lives. Smith & McLaurin has certainly had its share of mixed fortunes during its 152 year…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments Now that the dust has settled on their corporate mergers, both XSYS Print Solutions Group and its partner Flint Group Printing Plates have recently completed major expansions and product developments…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
FLEXcon milestone in Europe FLEXcon, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive films and adhesive products, recently celebrated 50 years of operations in Europe. Staff members with varying lengths of service to the company were also recognized at…  Read More »
September 25, 2006
Alliance of Rx packagers and printers gets serious  Read More »
September 13, 2006
EyeC expands operations into Benelux Object-based image processing has been around for several years in various industrial quality control applications. In our industry, EyeC GmbH, of Germany, is busy promoting its Proofiler line as a quality contro…  Read More »

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