• Packaging plays catch-up with PDF standards

    March 19, 2007
    || Packaging plays catch-up with PDF standards After two years of consultation, the Packaging Subcommittee of the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) has released its long awaited specifications. They have been adapted from the Portable Data Format workflow stan…

  • Applying laser engraving

    March 19, 2007
    || Applying laser engraving to high volume screen output As is widely known, UV rotary screen is one of the prime processes for printing cosmetic and toiletries labels on flexo or offset combination presses. One of Europe’s largest users of the…

  • FINAT launches info drive

    March 19, 2007
    || FINAT launches info drive to improve members’ trade FINAT is targeting end users as part of a marketing initiative to help them increase their knowledge of self-adhesive labeling. The international trade body says the scheme should help its m…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    February 27, 2007
    || Its on the label: You are what you eat

  • More UK roll label converters are expected to consolidate their resources, says an online survey of sector members by the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF). Apparently, 70 percent of the 40 respondents expect consolidations to increase in the ne

    January 23, 2007
    || More UK roll label converters are expected to consolidate their resources, says an online survey of sector members by the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF). Apparently, 70 percent of the 40 respondents expect consolidations to increase in t…

  • Russian buying habits boost premium labeling

    January 23, 2007
    || Russian buying habits boost premium labeling Russian consumers may like low prices, but premium retailing is on the rise, says IGD, an international food and grocery research organization. Besides helping to boost the country’s emerging label…

  • Skanem turns waste liner into hand towels

    January 23, 2007
    || Skanem turns waste liner into hand towels A pioneering waste disposal project to turn discarded release liners into paper hand towels in India has begun. It follows cooperation between Skanem, a large European group of self-adhesive label converters…

  • Major expansion for Belgian drug industry labeler

    January 23, 2007
    || Major expansion for Belgian drug industry labeler One of Belgium’s largest label converters, Reynders Label Printing, is investing more than €9.7 million ($12.9 million) to expand its pharmaceutical division and increase sales throughout…

  • Italian press maker

    January 23, 2007
    || Italian press maker gains a Finnish sale Tarratuote OY from Tampere — one of the oldest and largest label producers in Finland — is the first company in northern Europe to install the latest version of Omet’s Varyflex UV flexo pre…

  • Pago Group joins with sleeve label equipment supplier

    January 23, 2007
    || Pago Group joins with sleeve label equipment supplier Turpins Packaging Systems (TPS) and the Swiss-based Pago Group have formed a partnership to exploit the fast-growing film sleeve market. Turpins will provide cobranded sleeve systems — sol…

  • Stork Prints acquires

    January 23, 2007
    || Stork Prints acquires AKL Flexo Technik Expectations of a bright future for flexo sleeve technology have prompted Stork Prints Group to acquire AKL Flexo Technik, a leading producer and innovator of in-the-round flexo sleeves. Stork manufactures fl…

  • Expansion-minded

    January 23, 2007
    || Expansion-minded press manufacturers Two major European narrow web manufacturers have set out their respective stalls as part of their longer term future. First, GIDUE announced a share buyback plan from the Swiss-owned Banque du Gottard, which rep…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 11, 2007
    || UK roll label converters expect consolidations to rise

  • Private label brands set

    November 14, 2006
    || Ongoing shifts in retail patterns naturally affect the way brand managers fulfill their label and packaging needs. One of the more notable of trends concerns the labeling of products manufactured or processed specifically as own label brands (private…

  • Jetrion purchase reflects growth of narrow web inkjet

    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…

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