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  • DuPont, Sun Chemical join forces to improve flexography

    April 15, 2008
    DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing using the former's Cyrel FAST platemaking technology and the latter's WetFlex printing process.

  • Henkel to acquire adhesives business from National Starch

    April 15, 2008
    Henkel KgaA has announced that it will acquire the adhesives and electronic materials businesses of National Starch and Chemical Company.

  • FDA approves UV/EB coatings for food contact

    April 15, 2008
    The US Food and Drug Administration has given its approval to the use of UV and EB coatings that come into direct contact with food.

  • The Lean Report

    Tom Southworth || April 8, 2008
    Questions and Answers

  • Color Management Blogs

    April 8, 2008
    For every label printer, managing color is a critical part of the operation. If you can't reproduce color accurately and consistently then you will not stay in business very long. Color management is a very broad topic so I have tried to present a cr…

  • Wrap artist

    April 8, 2008
    What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there especially if it's Xbrand Fluids energy drink with custom process color full-wrap sleeves. With a claim to fame as the "smallest minimum order" in the energy drink field a single case of 24 cans a…

  • Crisis and commitment

    April 8, 2008
    There was a great editorial in one of the trade publications that I read that wondered if "concerns for the earth is a passing fad." It caused me to speculate about the pending transfer of the world champion polluter title. Part of my thought was: Wh…

  • Six keys

    April 8, 2008
    Thomas Boswell, the sports columnist for the Washington Post, has long been one of my favorite writers. His columns and books, which include the wonderfully titled Why Time Begins on Opening Day and How Life Imitates the World Series, utilize profess…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 8, 2008
    Return of the non-returnable bottle

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 8, 2008
    The release liner industry enjoys steady growth, but must address rising

  • Midweb Flexo

    Midweb Flexo

    Jack Kenny || April 8, 2008
    It's a big investment that comes with challenges, but a midweb press can open doors to profitable markets.

  • Proofing Systems

    Proofing Systems

    Steve Katz || April 8, 2008
    With digital now dominant, label converters and their customers have a myriad of choices to help them create an acceptable proof, the result of the prepress process.

  • UPM Raflatac opens $100 million labelstock plant in Illinois

    April 8, 2008
    UPM Raflatac, a global producer of pressure sensitive labelstock, officially opened its newest manufacturing facility in early April: a 220,000 square foot plant in Dixon, IL, USA, about 100 miles west of Chicago.

  • Cortegra moves headquarters to Parsippany, NJ, USA

    April 8, 2008
    Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany.

  • Label Traxx adds HP Indigo parameters to software

    April 8, 2008
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production.

  • Loparex announces price increase

    April 8, 2008
    Citing unprecedented cost pressure for raw materials, energy and transportation, Loparex LLC, Willowbrook, IL, USA, announced this week that it will implement price increases for its entire line of paper, film and polycoated products, effective May 5, 200

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    April 8, 2008
    Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL).

  • SMAG opens a branch in USA

    April 8, 2008
    SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has announced its intention to open a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Canada.

  • Color Management

    Color Management

    April 8, 2008
    Refinements to color management in the digital age

  • The Control Group

    The Control Group

    Jack Kenny || April 7, 2008
    A New Jersey converter has found a profitable niche

  • Online Exclusive: Scammers target label converters

    April 1, 2008
    Scammers, always eager to perpetrate fraud wherever possible, are now going after label converters.

  • TLP again named best Wisconsin workplace

    April 1, 2008
    Milwaukee Magazine and The Management Resource Association have declared Tailored Label Products (TLP) to be one of the Best Places to Work in Southeastern Wisconsin.

  • Korean manufacturer taps Stork Prints for RFID printing

    April 1, 2008
    EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from Stork Prints.

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    April 1, 2008
    FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies.

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    April 1, 2008
    The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packaging Graphics Specialists, Kodak, and Flexographic Prepress Solutions.

  • Avery Dennison Acquires DM Label Group

    April 1, 2008
    Avery Dennison has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels based in Taiwan.

  • Scammers Target Converters

    April 1, 2008
    Label printers beware: Imposters are going after your dollars

  • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria

    March 26, 2008
    The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership) revealed the criteria on how to become a sustainable, green printer at the National Environmental Health and Safety Conference (NEHS) on March 12, in Indianapolis, IN, USA.

  • Flint Group acquires Siegwerks packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand

    March 26, 2008
    Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerkss packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Wausau Coated attains FSC certification

    March 26, 2008
    Wausau Coated has attained chain of custody certification through the Forest Stewardship Council as a pressure sensitive manufacturer.

  • Digitalabel launches new web site

    March 26, 2008
    Digitalabel launched its new web site, www.digitalabelllc.com, featuring samples, substrate suggestions, a quote request form and more.

  • HGS welcomes new Southeast technical graphics advisor

    March 26, 2008
    Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service division of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, announces the addition of Paul Teachout to its team as Southeast technical graphics advisor.

  • Signing off with a look back at European trends

    March 25, 2008
    Signing off with a look back at European trends After nine years or so, this is my final Europe column. Wearing my somewhat battered freelance hat, I will still be scribbling selectively on the labeling scene, but it’s now time to be doing oth…

  • GEW and Sadechaf

    March 25, 2008
    GEW and Sadechaf form Benelux alliance GEW (EC) Ltd. has strengthened its presence in the Benelux countries by forming an alliance with Sadechaf UV and IR Technology to sell and service its equipment in the region. The Belgium company is privately…

  • Joint leaflet-label

    March 25, 2008
    Joint leaflet-label venture in India Fix-a-Form International, the UK-based licensor of multi-page leaflet labels, has set up a joint venture in India to become an equal partner with Unick FAF & Printers. It has also funded the installation of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tailored Solutions

    March 25, 2008
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx™ Software For Flexo Printers Label Traxx™ from Tailored Solutions is the label industry’s most popular narrow web job management software solution. Developed by flexo printers, for flexo printers. La…

  • Gallus

    March 25, 2008
    Owning a Gallus label press provides exceptional peace of mind. Our manufacturing quality means your press will deliver profits for years. Our advanced technology means you can adapt to changing market demands well into the future. And…

  • Wilson Manufacturing

    March 25, 2008
    Wilson Manufacturing Folding Carton Dies Our high-quality, precision-tooled folding carton sets are available as two-die sets that allow you to cut and male/female crease in a single station. Elimination of multi-station registration reduces wasted…

  • Loparex

    March 25, 2008
    Loparex World’s Leading Manufacturer of Release Liners In today’s market, converters require release liners made of various substrate and silicone combinations. Loparex offers the broadest range of products available, ensuring compati…

  • Avery Dennison

    March 25, 2008
    Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America Hungry for Food Labeling Solutions? Fasson Roll North America has updated its informational materials for the Food market. Included is new information and recommendations for various Fasson® facestock…

  • RotoMetrics

    March 25, 2008
    RotoMetrics® Flexible Dies RotoMetrics manufactures several grades of flexible dies, each designed to provide optimum performance and cost effectiveness for your particular die-cutting requirements. With every flexible die order, we draw upon o…

  • AAA Press International Inc.

    March 25, 2008
    AAA Press International Inc. LIGHTouch™ UV Curing Systems The newest LIGHTouch™ UV Curing System electronic controllers incorporate standard Touch Screen Remote Controls to simplify operator interface. These revolutionary systems are fu…

  • Anderson & Vreeland

    March 25, 2008
    Anderson & Vreeland Stork Direct Laser Engraving Systems Enhance Quality & Simplify Workflow Anderson & Vreeland offers a complete range of Stork Prints’ direct laser engraving systems including the Helios 6010, a unique system th…

  • Anderson & Vreeland

    March 25, 2008
    Anderson & Vreeland Stork Direct Laser Engraving Systems Enhance Quality & Simplify Workflow Anderson & Vreeland offers a complete range of Stork Prints’ direct laser engraving systems including the Helios 6010, a unique system th…

  • AB Graphic International, Inc.

    March 25, 2008
    AB Graphic International, Inc. Suppliers of: • Omega Digicon for digitally printed webs, RFID converting lines and inspection slitter rewinders • Vectra glueless/coreless high speed turret rewinders • Flytec 100% vision inspect…

  • The Label & Narrow Web

    March 25, 2008
    The Label & Narrow Web Supplier Gallery is a special presentation of new and important products. Contact the companies directly to receive more information about the products featured here.…

  • XANTE CORPORATION, Mobile, AL, USA Xant Corporation announced the appointment of three new regional sales leaders: Chase Baldwin,

    March 25, 2008
    XANTE CORPORATION, Mobile, AL, USA – Xanté Corporation announced the appointment of three new regional sales leaders: Chase Baldwin, Mark Priede…

  • TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA Tailored Solutions has named Peter Adam

    March 25, 2008
    TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Tailored Solutions has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and New Zealand. The company also named Inder S. Mehta to the position of international sales director.…