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  • Label companies take reflexive action

    Label companies take reflexive action There’s nothing wrong with a bit of consolidation now and then. Especially when you have a label group consisting of three companies with disparate names, such as Easedale Labels, Scanvaegt Labels and Icon…
    09.12.05

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    Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant
    09.08.05

  • Yet another

    Readers with long memories might recall an item about Harlands of Hull in East Yorkshire, which appeared in the December 2003 issue. It mentioned that the venerable firm — established in 1832 no less — had been rescued from near oblivion…
    09.07.05

  • Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European

    Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European Yet more news of a major labeling group seeking to increase its business in the developing regions of Europe. This involves the Norwegian labeling company Skanem, which is moving into Central and Eastern Euro…
    09.07.05

  • Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market

    Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market Advances in inkjet technology now offer viable alternatives to current digital color printing methods. A major step was when Agfa Graphic Systems acquired Dotrix in 2004 to further develop its color…
    09.07.05

  • Ease of use featured

    Ease of use featured in new flexo plate analyzer Greater emphasis on quality control in the flexo world leads right back to the printing plate itself. The latest offering to measure and analyze flexo plate quality comes from Troika Systems Ltd…
    09.07.05

  • Dantex Graphics named Lscher Flexo distributor

    Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor Lüscher Flexo UK has appointed Dantex Graphics Ltd. a non-exclusive distributor for FlexPose!direct plate and sleeve systems in seven countries in Western Europe. The direct laser engraving t…
    09.07.05

  • Harper aniloxes

    Harper aniloxes roll out in Europe Harper Corporation of America has trained personnel at its licensed German subsidiary, Harper Graphics, to produce XLT laser engraved anilox rolls for the start of European production. The company was establishe…
    09.07.05

  • Ahlstrom to boost

    espite their financial woes, European converters still serve an expanding market. An indication of this is that label stock manufacturers are still working near to capacity. In the case of release base papers, one of the largest manufacturers —…
    07.20.05

  • Esko-Graphics

    Esko-Graphics incorporates Certified PDF Momentum is building to ensure that the Certified PDF format achieves industry-standard status as a preflight tool for modern prepress workflows. It was recently boosted by news that Esko-Graphics has begu…
    07.20.05

  • Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem

    Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem The United Kingdom Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Zipher Ltd. of Nottingham in its lengthy legal battle with Markem Corporation. At stake was the disputed ownership of Zipher’s patented thermal tr…
    07.20.05

  • Wireless inspection

    Wireless inspection enhances management Tectonic International in Wales, UK, claims to offer the industry’s first low cost print inspection system with wireless image transfer. The new K2it series can transfer 22 MB of image data per second…
    07.20.05

  • Is the clock ticking

    Is the clock ticking for UK label executives? How important are the leaders of a company to its financial performance? UK industry analyst Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. says the UK label industry will soon find out since one in four of its company direc…
    07.20.05

  • News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europes leading man

    News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe&rsqu…
    07.20.05

  • Indigo pushes on

    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…
    07.20.05

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…
    07.20.05

  • A laser approach

    A laser approach to coding and marking Many interesting chemistry-related imaging products have emerged from R&D labs in recent years. Take for example DataLase, a non-toxic marking product from Sherwood Technology, a color change specialist i…
    07.20.05

  • Xaar launches improved DOD printheads

    Xaar launches improved DOD printheads Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to…
    07.20.05

  • Kodak takeover ends Creos divisive boardroom saga

    Despite their North American connections, both Vancouver-based Creo Inc. and Eastman Kodak of Rochester, NY, obviously have global ties that transcend national borders. That’s why news of Kodak’s proposed acquisition of Creo has stirred u…
    07.20.05

  • Fuji Photo Film

    Fuji Photo Film acquires Sericol As if by coincidence, Kodak’s arch-rival Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. is also pulling the plug on industrial and consumer photographic products. This time the target firm is an ink maker. Fuji has signed an agreem…
    07.20.05