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May 12, 2006
Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group MSO Group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has taken over Storey Evans, a pharmaceutical labeling and packaging specialist in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. The company was one o…  Read More »
May 12, 2006
Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships Prepress suppliers like to be buddies with everyone. They continually form new partnerships, which makes commercial sense given that today’s open operating systems allow communication between dispa…  Read More »
May 12, 2006
Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employin…  Read More »
May 11, 2006
Narrow Web Europe UK printers face slow growth and further restructuring By Barry Hunt The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payment…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in the October 2005 issue. Things have moved along since then. The UK company is still worth watching, but it is now owned b…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring a very fast boat Company sponsorships among print-related suppliers were all the rage in the 1980s when brand building stepped up a gear. Inflationary pressures then kicked in and so the bean counters were…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries Labels that accurately measure elapsed time or temperatures just keep getting smarter. As an example, Timestrip Plc now offers time-lapse labels for use with ethylene absorption filters that are…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system Another clever labeling application relates to the arcane world of tracking and tracing pharmaceutical, veterinary and biological products. Prisym Medica, a UK developer of marking and coding softwa…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Smart labels that say ‘Don’t eat me’ There's just room for yet another smart label contender. This one is a patented microbiological freshness indicator named Traceo, developed by Cryolog in France. The transparent label includes…  Read More »
April 7, 2006
Narrow Web Europe Norprint takeover strengthens Magnadata’s security label business By Barry Hunt Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in th…  Read More »
March 9, 2006
This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest independent label producers with 1,100 employees and revenues totaling around &eur…  Read More »
March 9, 2006
Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST An agreement between Digital Screenprinting Technologies Aps (DST) of Copenhagen and Xeikon allows digital printers to produce heat seal transfers and garment labels. The deal combines DST’s screen pr…  Read More »
March 9, 2006
Scandstick opens new UK label stock coating plant Scandstick recently relocated its UK self-adhesive label stock plant to Sawtry in Cambridgeshire, about 70 miles north of London. Production of roll and sheet label stocks centers on a new 40"…  Read More »
March 9, 2006
Raflatac and Rafsec merge as a single brand Raflatac and UPM Rafsec have merged to form a new business entity, named UPM Raflatac. Its product and service offerings comprise both pressure sensitive label stock and RFID tags and inlays. The move is…  Read More »
March 9, 2006
UK label market growth highly selective, says report In its latest UK label industry report, Plimsoll Publishing identifies 167 emerging label converters that have increased sales by a minimum of 3 percent in the last 12 months and expect more growt…  Read More »

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