• Ease of use featured

    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…

  • Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor

    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…

  • Harper aniloxes

    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…

  • Ahlstrom to boost

    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 —…

  • Esko-Graphics

    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…

  • Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem

    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…

  • Wireless inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Wireless inspection enhances management Tectonic International in Wales, UK, claims to offer the industry’s first low cost print inspection system with wireless image transfer. The new K2it series can transfer 22 MB of image data per second…

  • Is the clock ticking

    July 20, 2005
    Is the clock ticking for UK label executives? How important are the leaders of a company to its financial performance? UK industry analyst Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. says the UK label industry will soon find out since one in four of its company direc…

  • News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe’s leading man

    July 20, 2005
    News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe&rsqu…

  • Indigo pushes on

    July 20, 2005
    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • A laser approach

    July 20, 2005
    A laser approach to coding and marking Many interesting chemistry-related imaging products have emerged from R&D labs in recent years. Take for example DataLase, a non-toxic marking product from Sherwood Technology, a color change specialist i…

  • Xaar launches improved DOD printheads

    July 20, 2005
    Xaar launches improved DOD printheads Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to…

  • Kodak takeover ends Creo’s divisive boardroom saga

    July 20, 2005
    Despite their North American connections, both Vancouver-based Creo Inc. and Eastman Kodak of Rochester, NY, obviously have global ties that transcend national borders. That’s why news of Kodak’s proposed acquisition of Creo has stirred u…

  • Fuji Photo Film

    July 20, 2005
    Fuji Photo Film acquires Sericol As if by coincidence, Kodak’s arch-rival Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. is also pulling the plug on industrial and consumer photographic products. This time the target firm is an ink maker. Fuji has signed an agreem…

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