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  • Harper plans to produce

    Harper plans to produce anilox rolls in Germany Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, has teamed up with Inometa GmbH of Germany to manufacture and market Harper’s proprietary Platinum anilox rolls throughout the European flexo market…
    07.20.05

  • UPM Rafsec doubles

    UPM Rafsec doubles production capacity UPM Rafsec, a leading RFID tag manufacturer and part of the Finnish UPM Group, is doubling the RFID tag and label production capacity of its plant in Jyväskylä, Finland. The extra capacity it to mee…
    07.20.05

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…
    07.20.05

  • JDF interface expands

    JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…
    07.20.05

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…
    07.20.05

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…
    07.20.05

  • KPG introduces

    KPG introduces digital flexo plate Kodak Polychrome Graphics aims to strengthen its recent move into the European flexo plate market by introducing KPG Flexcel NX CtP. This computer-to-flexo plate is said to deliver “superior” resolutio…
    07.20.05

  • DuPont affirms packaging presence with new flexo technology

    DuPont Imaging Technologies earns around $500 million from selling Cyrel flexo plates, Cromalin proofing systems and associated hardware. Europe accounts for 40 percent of this revenue. Therefore, it was fitting in a Drupa year to tell the European p…
    07.20.05

  • Agfa takes inkjet route

    Agfa takes inkjet route in return to the digital market Agfa has made a surprise return into the digital print market by acquiring Dotrix NV, the inkjet press developer based in Ghent, Belgium. In September 2002 Dotrix was spun-off from Barco Graph…
    07.20.05

  • New factory planned for an expanding CCL Label, Leeds

    New factory planned for an expanding CCL Label, Leeds Toronto based CCL Label Division has unlocked more investment funds for CCL Label of Leeds, bought from Jarvis Porter in 2002. It recently announced the building of a new factory on a greenfield…
    07.20.05

  • Renaissance sells

    Renaissance sells stock label firm in MBO Renaissance Mark, the Denver based company that acquired Mail-Well’s label division in May 2002, is back in the news this side of the pond. Early last year it announced it was reorganizing its Britis…
    07.20.05

  • Appleton acquires European secure printing provider

    Appleton acquires European secure printing provider BemroseBooth of Derby has been acquired by Appleton, the Wisconsin based manufacturer of carbonless papers and substrates for non-impact printers and packaging products. It paid approximately $60 m…
    07.20.05

  • New Europe label show

    The announcement of a new European label show has predictably set the cat among the pigeons in certain quarters. The three-day show, named Interlabel 2004, is projected to open at the Messe Stuttgart next December. The organizer says it will cover th…
    07.20.05

  • New approach to multi-metallic printing technology

    New approach to multi-metallic printing technology A patented process which allows printers to print millions of metallic colors and special effects in only one pass of a five-color press is beginning to make its mark. Developed by a former British…
    07.20.05

  • GiDue introduces

    GiDue introduces test plates Flexo is slowly getting its act together with respect to measurable print standards, especially with test forms. An example comes from GiDue, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, which has developed three tes…
    07.20.05

  • Data privacy fears over RFID tags and labels gain ground

    Plenty has been written about RFID technology and its potential to influence supply chain management systems. Based on tiny microchips, the technology has shrunk in size and is now found in everything from swipe cards to tags to trace just about anyt…
    07.20.05

  • Another new chapter

    Another new chapter for Harland Is there an award for companies that hang on in the face of adversity? If so, then give it to Harland Labels of Hull in East Yorkshire, England. Disregard the fact that the company was founded in 1832, although that…
    07.20.05

  • Eastern expansion for Raflatac

    Eastern expansion for Raflatac Eastern Europe’s double-digit volume growth for self-adhesive labels contrasts with the generally lackluster performance of the more developed European markets. Not surprisingly, most press makers and material su…
    07.20.05

  • New name in the film business

    New name in the film business Competition in the fast-growing global market for polypropylene label and packaging films has intensified in the face of some major consolidations. One of the newest names is the Treofan Group, consisting of three separ…
    07.20.05

  • An insiders view on how offset stacks up against flexo

    t its more sophisticated level, converters’ working methods do not differ much from one side of the globe to the other. Even the different patterns in the way individual print processes were once used, at least in the various European countries…
    07.20.05