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  • Edelmann presses introduced by Matik

    April 11, 2007
    Edelmann presses introduced by Matik Matik North America, of West Hartford, CT, USA, the exclusive distributor for Edelmann Graphics GmbH of Germany, has launched the latest generation of narrow web presses from Edelmann in North America. Edelmann…

  • MACtac adds coating capabilities in USA

    April 11, 2007
    MACtac adds coating capabilities in USA MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials headquartered in Stow, OH, USA, has purchased a new coater. The investment is part of the company’s growth initiatives affecting all of the com…

  • PTS and Mark Andy announce alliance

    April 11, 2007
    PTS and Mark Andy announce alliance Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy and Printing Technology Services Inc. (PTS), of Clearwater, FL, USA, a supplier of variable data inkjet printing systems, have entered into an alliance whereby PTS’ Je…

  • XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels

    April 11, 2007
    XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels XSYS Print Solutions, the narrow web ink manufacturer headquartered in Sweden, has announced a call for entries to the XSYS Print Awards 2007. The third annual event will be held at Labelexpo Europe 2007…

  • Gallus reports sales

    April 11, 2007
    Gallus reports sales rose 37% in 2006 The Gallus Group, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of label printing and converting equipment, says that a high share of new products made a disproportionate contribution to its internal growth…

  • 3 Sigma acquires PWC,

    April 11, 2007
    3 Sigma acquires PWC, coating & slitting firm 3 Sigma Corporation, of Troy, OH, USA, a supplier of specialty coated and adhesive products, recently purchased the equipment and assets of PWC Incorporated in Springboro, OH. PWC manufactured…

  • UPM Raflatac expands RFID, opens China plant

    April 11, 2007
    UPM Raflatac expands RFID, opens China plant UPM Raflatac, a Finnish manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, has announced that it is doubling the RFID tag and inlay production capacity at its Jyväskylä production plant in Finland. With this…

  • Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business

    April 11, 2007
    Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of Alden & Ott Printing Inks, which serves the offset and flexo markets. Joe Alden and Henry Ott founded the company in 1957 as an offset ink manufacturer. Ott, who…

  • WorkflowOne facility earns 2 ISO certifications

    April 11, 2007
    WorkflowOne facility earns 2 ISO certifications WorkflowOne, a provider of document and business process outsourcing services based in Dayton, OH, USA, has announced that its Goshen, IN, USA facility has become the company’s first manufacturin…

  • Western Shield Label announces relocation

    April 11, 2007
    Western Shield Label announces relocation Western Shield Label, a converter based in Gardena, CA, USA, has signed a five year lease on a 17,000 square foot facility in Rancho Dominguez, also in California, and will take possession in May 2007. &ldq…

  • Smyth receives Hormel’s Excellence Award again

    April 11, 2007
    Smyth receives Hormel’s Excellence Award again For the tenth time, and for the fifth consecutive year, Smyth Companies Inc. has been distinguished with Hormel Foods’ 2006 “Spirit of Excellence” Award for outstanding vendors.…

  • Sekuworks buys

    April 11, 2007
    Sekuworks buys Northern Bank Note Sekuworks, a narrow web converter specializing in brand protection, has announced its acquisition of Northern Bank Note Company, a 116-year-old secured document printing company. Northern Bank Note, located in Cin…

  • Draaijer departs XSYS; Joyce named new president

    April 11, 2007
    After eight years as president and general manager of XSYS Print Solutions, the narrow web ink company, Ewald Draaijer has announced that he will leave the company to pursue other activities. During his tenure, Draaijer has led the division’s e…

  • GIDUE presses selling across continents

    April 11, 2007
    The Italian press company GIDUE has sold its sixth press in India, and its third since the beginning of 2007, says Managing Director Federico d’Annunzio. The company also has announced machinery sales in Australia and Spain. Sel-Jegat, Sivak…

  • Charter Films adds two blown film lines in expanded plant

    April 11, 2007
    Charter Films Inc., of Superior, WI, USA, has completed a major plant expansion of its existing manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The company, which specializes in extruded blown film, has also added two new coex blown film lines. The blown…

  • Sekuworks redesigns its brand identity

    April 11, 2007
    Sekuworks, a supplier of brand protection products based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has unveiled a new corporate brand identity that emphasizes the company’s continued dedication to providing full service solutions to address the ever-increasing b…

  • BST expands its presence in China

    April 3, 2007
    BST International GmbH, of Bielefeld, Germany, a manufacturer of web inspection and guiding systems for printing, converting and tire manufacturing, has expanded its global scope with the establishment of a new subsidiary company, BST International S…

  • Clemson plans seminars on digital proofing for flexo

    April 3, 2007
    The Graphic Communications Department of Clemson University, located in Clemson, SC, USA, will conduct two day-and-a-half seminars in May on the subject of digital proofing for flexography. The seminars will take place May 22-23 and May 24-25, with a…

  • CMM 2007 to feature narrow and midweb tech center

    April 3, 2007
    CMM, the USA’s biennial converting trade show, will feature a converting technology center dedicated to narrow and midweb products. The organizer has announced that bielomatik, J&H Printing Solutions, Propheteer, BST Pro Mark, Martin Automa…

  • Play golf and fund flexo scholarships

    April 3, 2007
    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is holding its 4th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing June 13. The outing raises funds to give future flexo press operators the opportunity to be  trained and start a career in the flexographic industry. T…

  • Esko strengthens its business during 2006

    April 3, 2007
    Esko, a system integrator for packaging pre-production headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports a strong performance throughout 2006, its first complete year under Axcel ownership. Audited consolidated revenues for the full year amounted to €127.…

  • Daetwyler introduces RotoMAX Solvent Recovery System

    March 28, 2007
    Max Daetwyler Corporation, of Huntersville, NC, USA, is introducing the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 to 300 gallons per hour, depending on the solvent type and system si…

  • PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy

    March 28, 2007
    PeterLynn Labels has installed a second 10" Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo line at its production plant in Corby, England to cope with growing demand for self-adhesive work. The family owned company acquired its first 2200 in 1998, says Managing Direct…

  • WorkflowOne’s Goshen facility earns ISO certifications

    March 28, 2007
    WorkflowOne, a North American provider of document and business process outsourcing services, has announced that its Goshen, IN, USA facility has become the company’s first manufacturing plant to earn both the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 169949:20…

  • Smyth receives Hormel’s 'Spirit of Excellence' award

    March 28, 2007
    For the tenth time, and for the fifth consecutive year, Smyth Companies Inc. has been distinguished with Hormel Foods’ 2006 “Spirit of Excellence” Award for outstanding vendors. Smyth, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, USA, supplies…

  • Sekuworks buys Northern Bank Note

    March 28, 2007
    Sekuworks, a narrow web converter specializing in brand protection, has announced its acquisition of Northern Bank Note Company, a 116-year-old secured document printing company. Northern Bank Note, located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, is a financial s…

  • Prepress & package design blogs

    March 27, 2007
    An essential part of every label printing business is the prepress department. Without knowledgeable people working on and manipulating customer graphics files, most label printers would not be able to function. Prepress is an area that is constantly…

  • Cherry windfall

    March 27, 2007
    Cherry Republic has a rather distinctive claim to make: The company, located 160 miles north of Grand Rapids, MI, USA, in the town of Glen Arbor, population 800, is the world's largest exclusive retailer of cherry products. In 1989, when Bob Sutherla…

  • Retouching: Crossing over from artistry to science

    March 27, 2007
    For the past couple of months I have been involved in several projects which have piqued my interest in learning more about an element of the digital prepress process which has evaded my attention for some years. I'm embarrassed to say that I have no…

  • Strategy, mission & vision

    March 27, 2007
    There is a famous parable that goes something like this: Every morning on the African plains, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowe…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    March 27, 2007
    Raflatac's chief reinforces a sustainable pledge

  • Narrow Web Profile: Century Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Century Label

    Jack Kenny || March 27, 2007
    A husband and wife have transformed a small Texas label house into a high quality converting company with hard work and brains.

  • Anilox Developments

    Anilox Developments

    March 27, 2007
    Manufacturers of anilox rolls, and the converters who use them, continue to push the developmental boundaries of these critical flexographic tools.

  • Tough Duty Labels

    Tough Duty Labels

    Michelle Sartor || March 27, 2007
    Labels that need to withstand difficult environments require the right substrates and adhesives to perform properly.

  • Flexo Plate Evolution

    Flexo Plate Evolution

    March 27, 2007
    Digital plate processing has altered the landscape in flexography. The conventional systems still abound, but digital is taking market share, and some new equipment is poised to gain attention.

  • Avery buys Paxar for $1.34 billion

    March 23, 2007
    Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced in late March that it will acquire Paxar Corporation (NYSE: PXR), of White Plains, NY, USA, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $1.34 billion. Avery says that the acquisition is expected to e…

  • Gallus Group says 2006 sales up 37%

    March 20, 2007
    The Gallus Group, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of label printing and converting equipment, says that a high share of new products made a disproportionate contribution to its internal growth in turnover of 19 percent in 2006. Takin…

  • Omet seminar and open house scheduled for April 2-3

    March 20, 2007
    “Packaging Revolution” is the name of the technical seminar scheduled for April 2 and 3 at the Technology Center of Omet, a press manufacturer headquartered in Lecco, Italy. The event will see the launch of the new VARYFLEX-F1 press, as w…

  • FFTA Forum keynote addresses “Sustainability”

    March 20, 2007
    The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) today announced it has secured Don Carli, Director of ISC Responsible Enterprise Print (REP) with the Institute for Sustainable Communication, to present one of two keynote addresses at FFTA…

  • DiTrolio Institute approved by US veterans’ department

    March 20, 2007
    In an ongoing effort to do its part in assisting military personnel returning home from active duty, DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) has undergone an application process to become approved by the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a po…

  • NELMA to sponsor conference and expo

    March 20, 2007
    The North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will hold its 5th Expo and Networking Conference on May 10 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, NJ, USA. The event will run from 1 to 7 p.m. and will feature an exhibit hall with suppliers…

  • FINAT launches info drive

    March 19, 2007
    FINAT launches info drive to improve members’ trade FINAT is targeting end users as part of a marketing initiative to help them increase their knowledge of self-adhesive labeling. The international trade body says the scheme should help its m…

  • Applying laser engraving

    March 19, 2007
    Applying laser engraving to high volume screen output As is widely known, UV rotary screen is one of the prime processes for printing cosmetic and toiletries labels on flexo or offset combination presses. One of Europe’s largest users of the…

  • Packaging plays catch-up with PDF standards

    March 19, 2007
    Packaging plays catch-up with PDF standards After two years of consultation, the Packaging Subcommittee of the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) has released its long awaited specifications. They have been adapted from the Portable Data Format workflow stan…

  • It’s on the label:

    March 19, 2007
    Changes in social habits and increased legislation obviously have a big impact on the labeling of consumer goods. It is particularly apparent in the groceries and food sectors. Over the years the amount of information about ingredients and nutritiona…

  • Turn bays Change Direction

    March 19, 2007
    Turn bays Change Direction OR FLIP WEBS OVER Webex Turn Bays are designed to flip webs over or change a web path by 90 degrees. Available in multiple styles and configurations, these turn bays are ideal for quality performance with most web mat…

  • 3M Helps Customers “Wipe Out” Graffiti with New Label Material

    March 19, 2007
    3M Helps Customers “Wipe Out” Graffiti with New Label Material New Protective Overlaminate Graffiti Resistant Label Material 7248 from 3M protects customers’ labels and graphics from…

  • Matan Digital Printers

    March 19, 2007
    Matan Digital Printers A market leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of cutting-edge digital printers & presses for the labels, tags, converting and screen industries. The Matan SprinG is ideal for industrial, durable, short ru…

  • Erhardt + Leimer

    March 19, 2007
    Erhardt + Leimer The broad range of E+L inspection systems covers all the different tasks from pre-print to post-print. The three NYSCAN products Image:Inspector:2, Web:Inspector:2 and Roll:Scheduler:1 are perfectly harmonized components for compr…

  • NEW! 3 Sigma now produces custom solvent-based pressure sensitive

    March 19, 2007
    NEW! 3 Sigma now produces custom solvent-based pressure sensitive adhesive constructions. Our Technical Specialists can formulate solvent adhesives to meet “fitness for use” criteria for difficult environments. Solvent-based pressure…