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    September 8, 2005
    || Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant

  • Yet another

    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…

  • Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European

    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…

  • Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market

    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…

  • 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 Lscher 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 Europes 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…

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