• Renowned names

    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…

  • AB Graphic to increase

    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…

  • Thinking inside

    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…

  • Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential

    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…

  • Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments

    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…

  • FLEXcon milestone

    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…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 25, 2006
    Alliance of Rx packagers and printers gets serious

  • EyeC expands operations into Benelux

    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…

  • New press makes labels

    September 13, 2006
    New press makes labels for hazardous substances Occasionally this column gets to hear about a PR application story that penetrates its stringent “ho-hum, so what” barrier. The installation of a five-color Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo press…

  • Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system

    September 13, 2006
    Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system In order to strengthen its color management services, Ciba Speciality Chemicals of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in MetalFX Technology of Guisely, near Leeds, UK. Launched four years…

  • Skanem on schedule

    September 13, 2006
    Skanem’s plant in Thailand is on schedule for a start-up planned for early 2007. The factory occupies 45,208 square feet of space and is located 35 miles south of Bangkok. The Olso, Norway based labeling group says the plant will serve as its A…

  • Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving

    September 13, 2006
    Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving Direct laser engraving of flexo sleeves made from elastomer type materials could receive a boost from recent technical advances and trends towards shorter runs of shrink sleeves and film wrapar…

  • BASF introduces

    September 13, 2006
    BASF introduces new adhesive technologies BASF has developed an adhesive coating technology that allows up to three different layers of adhesive to be applied simultaneously onto a carrier material using a multilayer die. When coating adhesive labe…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 28, 2006
    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house

  • Trade body is upbeat

    July 18, 2006
    European consumption of self-adhesive labels increased 3.2 percent last year to reach 4.9 billion square meters (52.8 billion square feet) in 2005. This represents 72 percent growth over the last 10 years, FINAT members were told at their annual Cong…

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