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  • Mark Andy visited by Ex-Im Bank chief

    June 5, 2007
    Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses based in St. Louis, MO, USA, last week welcomed Export-Import Bank Chairman and President James H. Lambright to its headquarters.

  • Digitalabel makes its debut in North Carolina

    June 5, 2007
    Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects.

  • Martin Automatic strengthens its European presence

    June 5, 2007
    Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence.

  • In-house exhibition to be held at Dienes

    June 5, 2007
    Dienes, a supplier of industrial slitting tools based in Overath, Germany, is opening its doors to customers and visitors through July 31 for an in-house exhibition.

  • MPS and Drent Goebel collaborate on offset presses

    May 29, 2007
    MPS and Drent Goebel, both of the Netherlands, have announced an agreement whereby Drent Goebel will deliver offset printing stations to MPS for integration into new MPS press lines. MPS manufactures narrow web UV flexo presses. “We noticed…

  • Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press

    May 29, 2007
    Labeltronix, of Orange, CA, USA, has incorporated a Digicon finishing press with hot stamping capabilities into its operation. The new press, the fourth of its kind in the United States, produces foil labels with fast turnaround times. "Our D…

  • Esko acquires print software developer Stonecube

    May 29, 2007
    Esko, a global system integrator for packaging pre-production, has completed the acquisition of Stonecube Ltd., a developer of print visualization software. At the same time the two companies announced Esko Visualizer, the first product resulting fro…

  • CMM Selects Neil Burns as Converter of the Year

    May 29, 2007
    Neil Burns, managing director, Release Liner Segment for Mondi Packaging in the UK, has been selected as CMM’s Converter of the Year for 2007. Burns is the 10th recipient in a list of honorees who have won this award over the last 20 years. He…

  • Wilcor Canada to distribute CC1 products

    May 29, 2007
    CC1 Inc. of Portsmouth, NH, USA, a manufacturer of automatic color-to-color register controls and video web inspection systems for web printers, has announced a distribution agreement with Wilcor Canada Ltd. to market, sell, install and support CC1&r…

  • Allen-Bailey hires Jackling as president

    May 22, 2007
    Glenn G. Jackling has been hired as president and CEO of Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc., of Caledonia, NY, USA.

  • Multi-Color reports record fiscal year results

    May 22, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL), based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has reported an increase in revenue of 8 percent, to $222.4 million, for fiscal 2007 over the prior year, and net income growth of 15 percent to $11 million.

  • Lanska’s book, Common-Sense Flexography, now available

    May 22, 2007
    In the works for several years, Common-Sense Flexography is now in print.

  • Eagle Flexible Packaging adds shrink sleeves to portfolio

    May 22, 2007
    Eagle Flexible Packaging Inc., of West Chicago, IL, USA, announces the addition of shrink sleeve labels to its flexible film packaging capabilities.

  • Markzware files patent suit against Enfocus, Artwork Systems

    May 22, 2007
    Markzware, of Santa Ana, CA, USA, announced last week that it has filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court in Los Angeles against Enfocus Software Inc., of California, and Artwork Systems, of Belgium, alleging that products manufactured and sold by the defenda

  • 3 Sigma improves its web site

    May 22, 2007
    3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive products based in Troy, OH, USA, has announced major improvements to its web site.

  • AVT and Mark Andy expand business and technology cooperation

    May 15, 2007
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), an Israel based manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, is expanding its business and technology cooperation with Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses. One result of t…

  • Leslie Gurland named president of Logotech

    May 15, 2007
    Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, has promoted Leslie Gurland to president of the company. Gurland, who joined Logotech in 2001, previously served as vice president for the company, which produces pressure sensitive labels. She also served as gen…

  • Nilpeter introduces 16" gravure cassette

    May 15, 2007
    Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelsle, Denmark, has introduced a 16” gravure cassette to the industry. In its 13" incarnation the cassette has been well received on the 13” MO-Line, and is now available on the…

  • Xeikon and partners plan open houses in Europe

    May 15, 2007
    In advance of LabelExpo Europe 2007, digital press maker Xeikon has organized a series of open houses with Artwork Systems, UPM Raflatac, Deixis, GM, Time Harvest and Gerhardt. The events will take place in Belgium (June 6), Denmark (June 12), the UK…

  • for US converters

    May 15, 2007
    for US converters Stork Prints, headquartered in Boxmeer in the Netherlands, has appointed Anderson & Vreeland of Bryan, OH, USA, as its US distributor. The main focus will…

  • Solid base for Nilpeter’s

    May 15, 2007
    Solid base for Nilpeter’s FA-4 UV flexo press According to Jakob Landberg, Nilpeter’s sales and marketing director, the 13" wide FA-3300 UV flexo press has proved to be one of the company’s best sellers in recent years. Howev…

  • Omet and Asahi cooperate for standardized flexo

    May 15, 2007
    Omet and Asahi cooperate for standardized flexo Omet, an Italian flexo press manufacturer, and Asahi Photoproducts, a supplier of photopolymer plates, have produced a series of controlled tests to “define all parameters that influence flexo pr…

  • European sales boost HP Indigo performance

    May 15, 2007
    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…

  • One of the more intriguing developments involving industrial inkjet

    May 15, 2007
    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…

  • XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer

    May 15, 2007
    XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities. He will be succeeded as XSYS president by Russell Joyce, w…

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton

    May 15, 2007
    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton has been promoted to sales engineer. His primary focus is selling the company’s narrow web drying and curing equipment in the North American flexographic printing market. He…

  • WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead

    May 15, 2007
    WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead has joined the company as marketing manager. He will be responsible for identification of potential business through end-use market research, evaluation and development of distribution network…

  • PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr.,

    May 15, 2007
    PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr., chief executive officer and vice chairman, has retired. He joined the company in 1988 and held a variety of executive positions throughout his tenure.…

  • MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeff Feltz

    May 15, 2007
    MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeff Feltz has been promoted to director of product management. He has been with Mark Andy for more than eight years and will be responsible for managing the Mark Andy, Comco and UVTechnology product lines. Mary…

  • IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA — Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney

    May 15, 2007
    IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA — Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney has been appointed to the position of vice president of business development. He will direct the company’s launch of the IQ Colour system.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted David Stamey

    May 15, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted David Stamey, lead plasma operator, to the position of second-shift supervisor. He will be responsible for management and scheduling, as well as the workflow and proce…

  • 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…