• Joint venture increases

    July 20, 2005
    Joint venture increases RFID productivity The Dutch firm Stork Prints and Spraylat GmbH, a German producer of silver coatings, have developed a method of using rotary screen printing to mass produce RFID circuits with speed and accuracy. It uses S…

  • Swedish converter sued

    July 20, 2005
    Swedish converter sued over folding label patent The world of leaflet/labels, extended text labels and the like has always been highly litigious, and Denny Bros. Ltd. the quickest to reach for the lawyers. This time the UK holder of Fix-a-Form fold…

  • Nestlé implements

    July 20, 2005
    Nestlé implements PDF workflow Nestlé is using a Certified PDF workflow for its packaging operations. It explained the benefits of this standard file format at a conference that took place in early March in Brussels. Following the com…

  • Punch takes AIM

    July 20, 2005
    Punch International, the Belgian owner of Xeikon, plans to float its graphics division on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London before the first half of this year. It will retain its Euronext Brussels listing. The new listing will give mo…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair cut anilox lead times An alliance between GiDue and Praxair Surface Technologies means that customers of the Italian press manufacturer receive their anilox rolls within one to two weeks. Praxair produces the GiDue anilox rollers…

  • Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes

    July 20, 2005
    Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes Overt or covert security related inks play a pivotal role in the constant fight against counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals. With this in mind, InkSure Technologies has teamed up with Secur…

  • Herma joins

    July 20, 2005
    Herma joins Licon RFID alliance Herma, a Stuttgart-based supplier of smart labels and label applicators, has joined Licon Logistics. The internationally active RFID working group was formed in 2003 by Siemens Business Services and the logistics spe…

  • Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools

    July 20, 2005
    Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools Artwork Systems Group plans to integrate its Enfocus Software subsidiary even further within the group. The respective R&D departments will work together on future prepress workflow develop…

  • BASF and ANI: A new force

    July 20, 2005
    An increasing number of multinational corporations are ditching unrelated acquisitions and returning to their core businesses. This means more “orphans” becoming management buy-outs, or merging with former competitors to create new busine…

  • Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing?

    July 20, 2005
    Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing? Sometimes a seemingly minor event points to a wider issue, such as the respective positions of print processes in packaging printing. The event in question was the unfortunate closure of Dren…

  • Pursuing screen/flexo

    July 20, 2005
    Pursuing screen/flexo ink compatibility Yet another inky partnership concerns Marabu, which makes screen inks near Stuttgart, Germany, and Paragon Inks, a manufacturer of UV flexo and letterpress inks based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have formed…

  • Avery Dennison extends

    July 20, 2005
    Avery Dennison extends its woven label business Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired the woven label manufacturer Rinke Etiketten, a private company based in Sprockhövel, Germany. Annual sales in 2003 were worth €20 million (nearly $25…

  • Selling narrow web presses

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo Americas will have come and gone by the time this appears in print, but it’s a sure bet that the industry’s major press manufacturers will have pulled out all the stops to put on a good show. The problem is, the reality of these…

  • Esko-Graphics makes

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics makes platemaking tour Digital workflow environments, open systems data management and integrated networks — no wonder prepress technology gets more bewildering every year. This places a special responsibility on systems vendor…

  • Library supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Library supplier activates RFID tagging system An organization that delivers 2.7 million books annually to public libraries in the Netherlands has adopted an RFID tag system. NBD|Biblion places 13.56 MHz item-level tags in all the books it suppli…

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