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October 18, 2005
Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division  Read More »
September 12, 2005
Only a few months ago BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks merged to create XSYS Print Solutions. Now it plans to swallow up Flint Ink, a sizeable group in its own right. The as-yet unnamed group will create the world’s second largest in…  Read More »
September 12, 2005
Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal Another major industry acquisition, this time privately funded and involving two press manufacturers with a lot in common. It is of course the news that Drent Goebel has acquired RDP Marathon. The D…  Read More »
September 12, 2005
CCL rescues former Avery-MBO converter Merroc Ltd. in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, Scotland, has found a buyer after going into receivership. The firm was rescued by CCL-Pachem, saving 15 jobs. The officially-appointed receiver — whose job is to…  Read More »
September 12, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 8, 2005
Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
September 7, 2005
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…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
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 —…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
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…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
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…  Read More »

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