• 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…

  • 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…

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