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  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers

    May 15, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers is responsible for marketing and sales. Recently, he acted as consultant to restructure the group’s sales organizat…

  • ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA David Manny

    May 15, 2007
    ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — David Manny has been appointed to the position of Eastern regional sales manager. He has served the graphics industry most recently in the role of sales representative for Vacumet Corporation.…

  • 3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA Dora Francis

    May 15, 2007
    3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA — Dora Francis is moving to the position of marketing coordinator for the company. She has been in the customer service organization for seven years and has functioned as customer service manager for the past…

  • Plate production

    May 15, 2007
    Plate production Degraf Lacchiarella Italy Degraf offers the Concept 305 EDLF, a multi-process unit for exposing, drying and finishing flexographic plates. Concept 305 EDLF can process plates of a size up to 36" x 48" (92cm x 120cm). The…

  • Inert gas atmosphere curing

    May 15, 2007
    Inert gas atmosphere curing GEW Surrey UK GEW has incorporated nitrogen into its N2 UV lamp head system for inert gas atmosphere curing of inks and coatings, and coupled the technology with its new e-Brick electronic power supply. GEW says u…

  • Servo driven press

    May 15, 2007
    Servo driven press F.L. Smithe Duncansville PA USA F.L. Smithe introduces the new ESP (Enhanced Servo Press), the first totally servo driven printing press designed specifically for the envelope industry. The company says the ESP is an advan…

  • Thermal printers

    May 15, 2007
    Thermal printers Citizen Systems America Torrance CA USA CSA announces the newest model in its series of thermal printers, the CLP-631. The two-color printer incorporates CSA’s Hi-Lift mechanism that allows easy access for loading of media a…

  • Ink cleaner

    May 15, 2007
    Ink cleaner HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific now offers its Multi-Purpose Master Mix ink cleaner in boxes of convenient packets. Multi-Purpose Master Mix is a non-hazardous cleaner for water based inks. When mixed with water, the…

  • Specialty film

    May 15, 2007
    Specialty film Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote introduces 2 mil Clear Laser Printable Polyester to its Specialty Films product line. Designed to function in continuous feed cold fusion laser systems, 2 mil Clear LP Polyester is compatible…

  • Release liner

    May 15, 2007
    Release liner Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA Stora Enso Speciality Papers launches a new grade of LumiSil LO as a direct competitive replacement for glassine release liner paper. This new LumiSil LO grade, offered at a 58 gsm basis weight and a 5…

  • Software

    May 15, 2007
    Software Esko Gent Belgium Esko has launched the Esko Software Suite 7, a complete update of its design and pre-production software tools offering significant improvements in features, productivity and compatibility with third party software. Esko…

  • Rotary punching

    May 15, 2007
    Rotary punching Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA presents rotary die technologies specifically geared to cut the thinner fibers used in today’s nonwoven products. The company says proven rotary tools provide high precision, long ser…

  • Solvent recovery

    May 15, 2007
    Solvent recovery Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler introduces the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 gal/h to 300 gal/h depending on the solvent t…

  • Direct laser engraving system

    May 15, 2007
    Direct laser engraving system Stork Prints, Anderson & Vreeland Boxmeer The Netherlands, Bryan OH USA Stork Prints has appointed Anderson & Vreeland its distributor in the USA. Stork offers a range of direct laser engraving systems,…

  • Tadbik Pak adds

    May 15, 2007
    Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel…

  • UV Days 2007 planned

    May 15, 2007
    UV Days 2007 planned in Germany by IST METZ IST METZ is holding its third UV Days event June 18 to 22 at its headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany. The event will feature specialist technical presentations and the opportunity to exchange informa…

  • Conference addresses specialty papers

    May 15, 2007
    Conference addresses specialty papers A conference on specialty papers is planned for May 15-16 in Finland, sponsored by AWA Conferences. The event is designed for all involved in the specialty papers market: pulp and paper producers, chemical and e…

  • New print consultancy specializes in Lean

    May 15, 2007
    New print consultancy specializes in ‘Lean’ Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the p…

  • Play golf and support

    May 15, 2007
    Play golf and support flexo scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is holding its 4th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing on June 13. The outing raises funds to give future flexo press operators the opportunity to be trained and start…

  • Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly

    May 15, 2007
    Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), in San Luis Obispo, has upgraded its digital imaging lab with an equipment donation from Kodak that included a Trendsetter 800 III Quantum Platesetter and…

  • McGee and Nard form

    May 15, 2007
    McGee and Nard form industry partnership Two FTA Hall of Fame personalities, Wally Nard and Denny McGee, are now partners in Novaflex and MPS America. Both are based in Carol Stream, IL, USA. Nard has more than 42 years in the industry and Denny h…

  • Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing

    May 15, 2007
    Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing 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 semina…

  • Sekuworks redesigns

    May 15, 2007
    Sekuworks redesigns its brand identity 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 s…

  • Esko strengthens its business during 2006

    May 15, 2007
    Esko strengthens its business during 2006 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 revenu…

  • Beau Label acquires

    May 15, 2007
    Beau Label acquires a new Nilpeter press Beau Label Corporation, of New York City, has purchased a Nilpeter FB-3300-S servo-driven press in response to the increasing demand for high quality flexographic printing, says President V. J. Melapioni. T…

  • PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy

    May 15, 2007
    PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy 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 it…

  • GEW appoints agent

    May 15, 2007
    GEW appoints agent for Thailand sales GEW (EC) Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing systems headquartered in Redhill, England, has announced the appointment of Techno Global Graphics Co. Ltd. as its representative in Thailand. Techno Global Graphics…

  • Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines

    May 15, 2007
    Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines 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 adde…

  • Daetwyler system recovers solvents

    May 15, 2007
    Daetwyler system recovers solvents 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, dependi…

  • Kodak and MacDermid form digital plate alliance

    May 9, 2007
    Kodak is expanding its package printing portfolio to include digital flexographic plates manufactured by MacDermid Printing Solutions. The addition of the plates enlarges Kodak’s product offering to include workflow, proofing, digital plate ima…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes 35,000 sf expansion

    May 9, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration offices were included with the expansion, along…

  • Label Traxx partners with three more materials suppliers

    May 9, 2007
    Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote, and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo converters manufactured by Tailored Soluti…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    May 9, 2007
    GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership between GIDUE and Raeder, a manufacturer locate…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant, introduces rewinder

    May 9, 2007
    AB Graphic International will host an open house in June to celebrate the official opening of its new manufacturing plant located at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. The event will take place June 20, and will be repeated in the same format on J…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    May 9, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I reached a point in my life where I…

  • Avery Dennison and Motorola join forces for RFID production

    May 1, 2007
    The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motorola, increasing the speed of RFID deployments…

  • Canadian students sweep Phoenix Challenge

    May 1, 2007
    Two days of intense competition culminated in victories for the Canadian competitors at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, when the team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS and RFID in new label

    May 1, 2007
    Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve family of labels. Described as dual-function EAS-E…

  • Devrim acquires its second Omet press

    May 1, 2007
    Turkish converter Devrim, located two hours from Istanbul, has acquired its second Omet press, a Varyflex. Devrim specializes in the production of tea bags and counts some of the industry’s biggest international names among its clients. The com…

  • Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press

    May 1, 2007
    Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel, is known for its shrink sleeves, in-mold labels and blow-mold labels. To meet growing demand, the company has installed a second Drent-Goebel offset-gravure combination press. The new press prints on a 680mm web wi…

  • AccuWeb wins Wisconsin manufacturing award

    May 1, 2007
    AccuWeb, a manufacturer of electronic edge detection and guide systems based in Madison, WI, USA, has been recognized as a 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Company Grand Award category. The selection was based on various criteria,…

  • My three favorite blogs

    April 27, 2007
    I subscribe to dozens of blogs. But when I get busy I spend less time reading these blogs than I would like. However, there are three blogs I make an effort to read no matter how busy I am. These blogs provide such a wealth of practical information a…

  • Cleaning up, naturally

    April 27, 2007
    In this era of glitzy, flashy, eye-popping packaging, the lineup of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products has kept its uncomplicated natural look, which now distinguishes it on the shelf. Made with naturally derived, eco-friendly ingredients, the labels re…

  • Process control for narrow web flexo

    April 27, 2007
    We have discussed the concept of process control in several previous articles. Most of the focus from our perspective has been on the prepress end of the business. We need to review the downstream operations beyond prepress to understand the reality…

  • Waste or by-product?

    April 27, 2007
    During a recent AWA conference on release liners, Corey Reardon, principal of AWA, summarized the key factors affecting global demand for liners. His final slide was titled, "Threats". There were three: linerless labels, waste and alternative technol…

  • Atmospheric Pressures or, Culture Does Matter

    April 27, 2007
    In 1993, I was living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released. That Saturday night, some friends and I made sure to see the movie at a theater that was specially equipped with an oversized screen and…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 27, 2007
    Inkjet/film development opens up printed memories

  • Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    April 26, 2007
    A fast growing label market in a strong domestic economy is pursuing avenues to ease participation in the global marketplace.

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 26, 2007
    These vital components of the pressure sensitive laminate are steadily evolving in a marketplace that is changing through competition.

  • Pharmaceutical Labeling

    Pharmaceutical Labeling

    April 26, 2007
    Tough regulations, high standards and utmost quality set drug labels and their converters apart from the rest.