• Agfa and Xaar collaborate

    July 20, 2005
    Agfa and Xaar collaborate on new inkjet technology The high-resolution, UV-cured inkjet printing scene continues to arouse keen interest. Among the latest partnership deals is an agreement between Agfa and Xaar to cooperate in the research, develop…

  • Anglo-Swiss boost for direct imaging of flexo plates

    July 20, 2005
    Anglo-Swiss boost for direct imaging of flexo plates Is direct imaging of polymer flexo plates set to extend its influence for all applications? Lüscher AG of Switzerland, a manufacturer of electronic prepress equipment, obviously thinks so. It…

  • Milk label specialist installs two more Nilpeter presses

    July 20, 2005
    Milk label specialist installs two more Nilpeter presses The Europe-wide market for self-adhesive paper or filmic labels for polyethylene milk bottles in various sizes and shapes continues to grow. To meet this expansion, LPS Bridgewater in Somerset…

  • Harper plans to produce

    July 20, 2005
    Harper plans to produce anilox rolls in Germany Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, has teamed up with Inometa GmbH of Germany to manufacture and market Harper’s proprietary Platinum anilox rolls throughout the European flexo market…

  • UPM Rafsec doubles

    July 20, 2005
    UPM Rafsec doubles production capacity UPM Rafsec, a leading RFID tag manufacturer and part of the Finnish UPM Group, is doubling the RFID tag and label production capacity of its plant in Jyväskylä, Finland. The extra capacity it to mee…

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    July 20, 2005
    It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…

  • JDF interface expands

    July 20, 2005
    JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • KPG introduces

    July 20, 2005
    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…

  • DuPont affirms packaging presence with new flexo technology

    July 20, 2005
    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…

  • Agfa takes inkjet route

    July 20, 2005
    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…

  • New factory planned for an expanding CCL Label, Leeds

    July 20, 2005
    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…

  • Renaissance sells

    July 20, 2005
    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…

  • Appleton acquires European secure printing provider

    July 20, 2005
    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…

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