• Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships

    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…

  • Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group

    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…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    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…

  • Norprint takeover strengthens

    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…

  • Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring

    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…

  • Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries

    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…

  • Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system

    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…

  • Smart labels that say Dont eat me

    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…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    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…

  • From cans to labels:

    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…

  • Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST

    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…

  • Scandstick opens new

    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"…

  • Raflatac and Rafsec

    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…

  • UK label market growth highly selective, says report

    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…

  • Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities

    March 9, 2006
    || Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities Domino Printing Sciences in the UK is the latest coding and marking company to take the RFID and smart tag/label markets more seriously. It has formed an Integrated Solutions Group to increase its share…

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