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  • 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

  • Invisible ink reveals new uses for Indigo presses

    Invisible ink reveals new uses for Indigo presses If the inclusion of ultra niche markets into a technology’s portfolio of “can-do” attributes is anything to go by, then perhaps we should see digital color printing in a more compre…
    07.20.05

  • Narrow web division launched at Sun Chemical UK

    Narrow web division launched at Sun Chemical UK The narrow web inks market is set to become even more competitive in the UK now that Sun Chemical has belatedly set up a division dedicated to this sector. “We have been a bit of a sleeping gian…
    07.20.05

  • Drop-in screen units follow Nilpeter and Stork collaboration

    UV-cured rotary screen printing is synonymous with premium quality self-adhesive labels. For some flexo converters, cost is an inhibiting factor, but NiIpeter thinks it has an affordable answer with its “drop-in” screen unit. The main dra…
    07.20.05

  • Punch acquires

    Punch acquires front-end expertise In the spirit of the ever-changing and complex saga that makes up the European prepress scene, the Belgian company Punch has acquired Esko Graphics’ Digital Printing Products Department. Punch achieved a so…
    07.20.05

  • Press makers get

    Press makers get the three-year itch It is said that not all marriages are made in heaven, least of all among press manufacturers, it would seem. Citing a “diversification of strategic interests,” Mark Andy and MPS mutually agreed to c…
    07.20.05

  • RFID label to monitor

    RFID label to monitor temperature of drugs in transit Holding products within certain temperature ranges is a critical factor in guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. With this in mind, Schreiner MediPharm, a divis…
    07.20.05