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July 19, 2005
ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones In another label stock development, ScandStick, a Swedish manufacturer of self-adhesive label substrates, has rescued Samuel Jones Group (SJP UK Ltd.) from a form of financial protection named “administration.&…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Customized colors swing a digital decision The ability to deliver consistent customized colors for labels and packaging at a reasonable speed has always been a weakness of digital color printing. HP Indigo’s answer to this is the new seven-co…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Web press agreement unites two heavyweights The decision by Montreal-based RDP Marathon Inc. to market and support Drent Goebel web presses in the US and Canada underscores the fierce competition in the narrow and mid-web offset market. Both compan…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Dupont-Brunner deal points to flexo standards An agreement between DuPont Imaging Technologies and System Brunner of Switzerland is intended to enhance the accuracy of Eurostandard Cromalin contract proofing for offset printing. However, Paolo Barb…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
The gloss has gone out of the label stock laminating business. Mergers and business failures have become commonplace. Simultaneously, the larger international end users have forced the pace in encouraging a globalized environment. This has led the le…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Flint Ink and Gebrüder Schmidt complete merger The new Flint-Schmidt organization is now one of the largest ink companies in Europe following the completion of the merger between Flint Ink Corporation and German ink manufacturer Gebrüder S…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Gallus shake-up opens rumor mill (possibly) This close-knit industry naturally has its full share of rumors and speculation about who is doing what to whom, especially where press makers are concerned. Among the more trivial of pursuits by industry…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Grayscale inkjet head comes out of the closet For several years we have been hearing how grayscale-quality inkjet will be the next big breakthrough in digital color printing. One of the noisiest vendors in this field has been Xaar, based in Cambrid…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
The first Nilpeter press not manufactured exclusively in Europe received its European debut in mid-June at a three-day open house organized by Nilpeter Ltd. The UK and Ireland sales and service subsidiary near Hull in East Yorkshire demonstrated an F…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Breakthrough in supply chain packaging management Trading Labels of Warrington in Lancashire has developed Webnosys, an integrated information portal which links brand owners, their product suppliers and packaging/printing suppliers.The software dev…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Renaissance for UK label trio The UK label market is wide-open. It is not exceptional for the larger operators to change ownership within the space of a few years. Three well-known UK label converters with a varied history typify this situation: Lab…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Nipson name revived after Xeikon digital shake out The acquisition of Xeikon’s digital color systems division by Punch International temporary left Xeikon’s black-and-white digital operations in limbo. Punch was not interested in the mag…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
MCG strengthens prepress workflow with RealTimeProof Proofing is the weakest link in many prepress workflows, which vendors of remote proofing software seek to address. A case study within a digital flexo platemaking context comes from MCG Graphics,…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
RFID technology remains an enigma. There have been some encouraging developments, but the soaring rates of growth spoken off in the mid 1990s look as far away as ever. Even the events of last September have failed to expand RFID security usage to any…  Read More »
July 19, 2005
Bar code productivity boost Whatever happens to RFID products, the demand for bar-coded labeling products keeps on growing. For example, Datamax International Ltd., owned by the Florida-based Datamax Corporation, has installed a seven-color Gallus E…  Read More »

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