• Color change label

    July 19, 2005
    Color change label detects damp phones Well known for its innovative non-commodity labels, such as self-test battery sleeves, Schreiner has come up with another ingenious product. This time the German company’s Schreiner Protech division has…

  • Remote reading pack

    July 19, 2005
    Remote reading pack security gets thinner For several years Flying Null (www.flying-null.com) has been developing “smart” magnetic tags as a chipless alternative to low-cost RFID tags and labels at its Cambridge headquarters. It has no…

  • Xaar finalizes deals

    July 19, 2005
    Xaar finalizes deals with ink companies Inkjet technology specialist Xaar has extended an ink licensing deal with Avecia, which makes dye-based colorants, as well as UV-curable and oil based inks for inkjet applications. The business connection da…

  • Consolidation continues

    July 19, 2005
    There’s a touch of unfinished business about this column, in fact as Yogi Berra quipped, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Readers may remember that the last column led with some observations about the troubled labe…

  • ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones

    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.&…

  • Customized colors

    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…

  • Web press agreement

    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…

  • Dupont-Brunner deal

    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…

  • Smaller coaters feel

    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…

  • Flint Ink and Gebrder Schmidt complete merger

    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…

  • Gallus shake-up opens rumor mill (possibly)

    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…

  • Grayscale inkjet head

    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…

  • Nilpeter unveils

    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…

  • Breakthrough in supply chain packaging management

    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…

  • Renaissance for UK label trio

    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…

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