• Musical chairs

    July 23, 2008
    Musical chairs Italian press manufacturer GIDUE has been making some changes in its agents, appointing Global Print Services Ltd. in UK, changing the name of its Australian sales office to Universal Print Partners, and terminating its agreement with…

  • More news about green substrates

    July 23, 2008
    More news about ‘green’ substrates If Europe’s labelstock manufacturers were to invent a common slogan, it would probably be “anything you can make I can make greener.” Britain’s Smith & McLaurin, it seems, is…

  • And finally Scotch labels go digital

    July 23, 2008
    And finally… Scotch labels go digital As its name indicates, Smith & McLaurin is a Scottish company, and another product of Scotland has been in the news lately. Not everyone appreciates how just-in-time deliveries and the proliferation o…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    July 22, 2008
    On the trade show trail

  • FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

    May 20, 2008
    It is a sobering thought that 75 percent of the world’s present population was as yet unborn when, back in 1958, a small group of British and continental label specialists met in Nice, France, to found the world’s first international pres…

  • Homage to Catalonia

    May 20, 2008
    Homage to Catalonia Less well reported is another 50th anniversary, this time in Spain. Back in 1958 Caposa Company, in one of the barrios of old Barcelona, produced Spain’s very first pressure sensitive label, using the invention made famous…

  • Auto-RFID

    May 20, 2008
    Auto-RFID With an output of nearly 2,000 vehicles per day, the Ford plant in Cologne, Germany, is one of the biggest in the country, and shipping the finished product to dealers by road, rail or canal is a logistical nightmare. Ford went looking for…

  • Cheaper chips

    May 20, 2008
    Cheaper chips A symposium organized by the German Packaging Institute in Dresden in December 2007 reported on successes achieved by German label and packaging converters like August Faller and Bartsch International in supplying RFID-enabled entry ti…

  • Focus on pharma and food

    May 20, 2008
    Focus on pharma – and food The recent acquisition of Paxar has led to structural changes in Avery’s business in Europe. One plant which has benefited from this change is the Avery Printer System Division plant in Eching, Germany. Two hun…

  • Green monsters

    May 20, 2008
    Green monsters Amorphous but vocal anti-packaging movements exist in many European countries, and nowhere more vocal than in the UK. As a result package and label suppliers as well as retailers are falling over each other in the rush to demonstrate…

  • Les femmes

    May 20, 2008
    Les femmes Gender correctness is maybe less acute in Europe than in North America, but French label magazine Etiq & Pack took the bull and the cow by the horns with an investigation on women in management positions in the French label industry.…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 13, 2008
    FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 8, 2008
    Return of the non-returnable bottle

  • Followers of the latest trends in industrial inkjet printing will have much

    March 25, 2008
    Followers of the latest trends in industrial inkjet printing will have much to digest at Drupa, the world’s largest druckfest, held again in Düsseldorf (May 29 - June 11). Among the major suppliers of printheads, inks and systems integrato…

  • Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa

    March 25, 2008
    Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa Normally flexo plays a walk-on part at the Drupa shows. This time an alliance of 19 graphic arts suppliers intend to raise its profile and “change perceptions about using the process in packagi…

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