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  • New linerless labelstock

    New linerless labelstock from Italy The latest development in linerless labeling technology comes from Gruppo Irplast, an Italian labeling technology firm. Besides cost savings, a major impetus has been the EU Packaging Waste Directive introduced i…
    10.15.07

  • New approach to

    New approach to UV-based brand protection The ultimate aim of all anti-counterfeiting processes is to protect brands with high levels of security that are simple to handle in terms of production technology. Jura JSP in Vienna and the German firm…
    10.15.07

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    Revamped Labelsco elevates MSOs position in UK labeling
    09.27.07

  • Brussels show promises further advances in full color

    Inkjet color printing has promised much, but has yet to make any meaningful impact on the digital label printing scene. Of course, the process is already well established in wide format display printing, as well for handling transactional print on hi…
    09.17.07

  • Latest technology

    Latest technology for wine labels in Verona Wet glue applied labels still dominate the European wine scene. Nevertheless, rollfed pressure sensitive labels are steadily increasing their share of the market, especially in Italy. This has led several…
    09.17.07

  • Artwork-Esko merger creates a $249 million prepress giant

    Artwork-Esko merger creates a $249 million prepress giant The words “prepress” and “consolidation” are intrinsically linked, but the latest megabucks deal will put many in the shade. It combines two of the industry’s la…
    09.17.07

  • Automated roll handling benefits Swiss printer

    Automated roll handling benefits Swiss printer The trend toward high performance presses among the larger European converters has seen a corresponding increase in nonstop roll handling. Martin Automatic in particular has carved out a useful niche in…
    09.17.07

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    Brussels show promises further advances in full color inkjet printing
    08.31.07

  • Shedding some light

    Nobody can guess how many billions of prime product labels are produced for private label brands, also known as “own label” or retail brands, but they surely represent a large slice of the labeling market. As in the USA, they represent a…
    07.19.07

  • Giebeler moves in

    Giebeler moves in with Drent Goebel Consolidation in the European narrow web world creeps along, usually forced by someone hitting a financial brick wall. The latest casualty is Giebeler of Langenfeld, Germany, whose assets and intellectual proper…
    07.19.07

  • Scitex downgrades

    Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…
    07.19.07

  • ts a long trail a-winding

    t’s a long trail a-winding to spread the digital gospel This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry’s largest ever European road show. Th…
    07.19.07

  • Offset option from Dutch

    As noted in the January/February issue of L&NW, more label and packaging converters are taking an increasing interest in rollfed UV-cured offset. This demand prompted MPS to approach Drent Goebel as an OEM supplier of offset technology for its ne…
    07.19.07

  • Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle

    Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle Dynamic print visualization sounds like someone has been at the magic mushrooms. In fact, the patented technology is said to give users a realistic rendering of substrates, inks and special finishes for design,…
    07.19.07

  • Artwork sees large drop

    Artwork sees large drop in prepress revenues Artwork Systems, the Belgium based prepress group currently undergoing a strategic review, posted a significant drop in sales and profits for the second quarter. Revenues for the three months to March 31…
    07.19.07

  • Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs

    Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs The fortunes of industrial inkjet applications and low cost RFID antennas are inextricably linked. Other applications include flexible circuits and thin-film batteries. Just rolled out is the Metaljet…
    07.19.07

  • Gallus Group relocates screen plates facilities

    Gallus Group relocates screen plates facilities The Gallus Group has opened new manufacturing facilities for Screeny printing plates used with the company’s Rotascreen system. (Practically all Gallus combination label presses are installed wit…
    07.19.07

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    Offset option from Dutch flexo press manufacturer
    06.28.07

  • One of the more intriguing developments involving industrial inkjet

    One of the more intriguing developments involving industrial inkjet printheads is to team them with a thin-film substrate as a memory based image carrier. The project is taking shape following a technology partnership between Xaar plc, the Cambridge…
    05.15.07

  • European sales boost HP Indigo performance

    European sales boost HP Indigo performance After more than a dozen years of solid technical development and intense marketing activity, digital color printing of labels is taken more seriously. A few concerns about the true cost of ownership and con…
    05.15.07