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  • PIA/GATF gives education award to Harpers

    August 7, 2007
    Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives.

  • Heidelberg helps Gallus restructure Canadian service

    August 6, 2007
    Gallus Inc., the US arm of the Swiss narrow web press manufacturer, has announced a restructuring of its service support in Canada with the coming expansion of Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited.

  • Smyth Companies acquires printing arm of Stoffel Seals

    August 3, 2007
    Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion printing as well as added customers.…

  • Esko acquires Artwork Systems

    August 2, 2007
    Two major companies in the packaging prepress field have joined forces. Esko and Artwork Systems, both headquartered in Gent, Belgium, will combine their operations following the acquisition by Esko of a majority of Artwork Systems' shares from the t…

  • WS Packaging to move world headquarters to Green Bay

    July 31, 2007
    WS Packaging Group, one of North America's largest label converting and printing companies, plans to construct a $4 million plant in a new business development park in Green Bay, WI, USA. The company will move its headquarters from Algoma, WI, to 5.7…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    July 31, 2007
    Gallus, along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus' US headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. The focus of the event will be folding carton technology.…

  • Harper donates flexo simulator and Mac to SC high school

    July 31, 2007
    Anilox supplier and flexo education champion Harper Corporation of America has donated a FlexSys Press Simulator and a Macintosh computer with monitor to Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC, USA. “We are absolutely thrilled to get these m…

  • Label printer warns of large-scale brand theft

    July 31, 2007
    Brand theft is a multi-million dollar industry, and is set to become the fastest growing sector of commercial piracy. That's the belief of Rob Warren, managing director of Adhesif Print Ltd., a label converter based in South Auckland, NZ. Warren put…

  • ChemInstruments' growth prompts global sales conference

    July 30, 2007
    ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held in Chemsultants' new international headquarters in Mentor, OH,…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    July 24, 2007
    The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility.

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C Specialties

    July 24, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels to markets around the world.

  • Stork Cellramic purchases new roll inspection equipment

    July 24, 2007
    Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic Inc., a division of Stork Materials Technology, announces the purchase and implementation of new roll inspection equipment.

  • Zecher partners with Interflex Laser Engravers

    July 24, 2007
    The companies Kurt Zecher GmbH, Germany, and Interflex Laser Engravers, Spartanburg, SC, USA, have agreed on a strategic partnership.

  • FFTA and Clemson present flexo symposium

    July 24, 2007
    The FFTA and Clemson University are holding the Flexographic Process Color Printing Symposium September 26-28, 2007 at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA.

  • Printer’s Guide available for UV/EB technology

    July 24, 2007
    With the rapidly expanding use of UV/EB technology in the printing and packaging industries, RadTech, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the technical, educational and market advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam processes, has developed an

  • Gallus Group relocates screen plates facilities

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Artwork sees large drop

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle

    July 19, 2007
    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,…

  • Offset option from Dutch

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • t’s a long trail a-winding

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Scitex downgrades

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Giebeler moves in

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • Shedding some light

    July 19, 2007
    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…

  • UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has named Joe Zhao

    July 19, 2007
    UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has named Joe Zhao sales manager for China. Based in Shanghai, he will lead Unilux’s push into an increasingly sophisticated Chinese printing industry.…

  • Donna Campagna Promoted

    July 19, 2007
    WILLINGTON NAMEPLATE, Stafford Springs, CT, USA — Donna Campagna, formerly production planner, has been promoted to product engineer. She will assist the sales organization and customers in selecting materials, printing processes and fabricatio…

  • XAAR, Cambridge, UK — Phil Lawler

    July 19, 2007
    XAAR, Cambridge, UK — Phil Lawler has been appointed as a non-executive director and non-executive chairman of the company. Arie Rosenfeld will retire from the Board at that time, having been chairman of Xaar since before the company’s IP…

  • YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA — Paul Mitcham

    July 19, 2007
    YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA — Paul Mitcham has been promoted from national marketing manager to director of marketing and sales support. He will be responsible for developing focused sales and marketing warehouse and logistics…

  • Raymond R. Moore Jr.

    July 19, 2007
    Raymond R. Moore Jr. Mark Andy announced the sudden death of one of the company’s customer advocates, Raymond R. Moore Jr., service manager. Ray Moore, 56, died of a heart attack on Sunday, May 27 at his home in St. Louis, MO, USA. Moore had…

  • TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Richard Schloesser

    July 19, 2007
    TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Richard Schloesser to the position of executive vice president. He will provide unified American leadership to Toray Plastics America. Michael Brandmeier has been…

  • SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA — Martin Wilson

    July 19, 2007
    SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA — Martin Wilson has been promoted to the position of president. He will continue to oversee the sales and marketing staff with offices throughout the United States and Latin America. David Johnson, company own…

  • SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — The company named Laurent Suspene

    July 19, 2007
    SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — The company named Laurent Suspene vice president of Sartomer Asia. Since 2003, Suspene has been general manager, photocure and functional additives, for the Sartomer Europe Division of Cray Valley, based in Pa…

  • PRISM, Colchester, UK — Tim Daisy

    July 19, 2007
    PRISM, Colchester, UK — Tim Daisy joins Prism’s QTMS iQ as sales and marketing executive, North America. He will be based in Wilmington, MA, USA. He had been U.S. and Canada regional manager for Eastman Kodak.…

  • NIMCOR, Nashua, NH, USA — The company has hired Donald Chapin

    July 19, 2007
    NIMCOR, Nashua, NH, USA — The company has hired Donald Chapin as national sales manager. He will be managing NimCor’s sales and customer service efforts as well as sales representatives serving customers throughout the United States.…

  • MARTIN AUTOMATIC, Rockford, IL, USA — Gabrielle Dankwerth

    July 19, 2007
    MARTIN AUTOMATIC, Rockford, IL, USA — Gabrielle Dankwerth has been appointed to the position of contract administrator, making her an important communication link between European customers and headquarters in Rockford, IL, USA. In addition, Ro…

  • LOGOTECH INC., Fairfield, NJ, USA — Leslie Gurland

    July 19, 2007
    LOGOTECH INC., Fairfield, NJ, USA — Leslie Gurland has been promoted to president. She joined Logotech in 2001 and previously served as vice president for the company, which produces pressure sensitive labels. She also served as general manager…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — NAPL named Kevin Joyce,

    July 19, 2007
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — NAPL named Kevin Joyce, managing director, United States and Canada region of Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group (GCG), to its board of directors. Established in 1933, NAPL is a nationally respected trade ass…

  • KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST AMERICAS, Gordonsville, VA, USA — Tracy L. Scott

    July 19, 2007
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST AMERICAS, Gordonsville, VA, USA — Tracy L. Scott has been appointed vice president of operations for the company’s North and South American operations. He will assume overall operations responsibility for plants i…

  • HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Formerly the director of first impressions/receptionist, Letitia Leak

    July 19, 2007
    HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Formerly the director of first impressions/receptionist, Letitia Leak has been promoted to customer service representative.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Beth Hayes

    July 19, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Beth Hayes has been added to the company’s customer service department. Her previous positions include a customer service representative for a food service company, management positions…

  • GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA — Brian Jacob

    July 19, 2007
    GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA — Brian Jacob of Jacob Flexographic Services, an independent sales group, has been appointed to represent the Graphic Arts products of Graymills Corporation in the territory that includes Delaware, Maryla…

  • GIDUE, Turate, Italy — Federico d’Annunzio,

    July 19, 2007
    GIDUE, Turate, Italy — Federico d’Annunzio, president, was appointed a new member of the FINAT board. The FINAT board is responsible for the overall management of the association, and of its medium- to long-term policy. He is currently ch…

  • DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA — Peter Schambs

    July 19, 2007
    DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA — Peter Schambs joins the company as national product and sales manager calling on manufacturers and purchasers of customized, short-run labels for retail packaging projects. He has 20 years of printing, packaging a…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner t

    July 19, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner to be the new CEO of Cham Paper Group. Axel W. Wappler, the previous CEO, has left the company.…

  • CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added Mark Sherk

    July 19, 2007
    CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added Mark Sherk as Mid-West sales engineer. He joins CC1 after three years with A-Korn Roller. Jatinder Sappal has been named application engineer/project manager. He will be handling engineering…

  • AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, Pasadena, CA, USA Anne Hill

    July 19, 2007
    AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, Pasadena, CA, USA — Anne Hill has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She replaces Terry Schuler, who is retiring at the end of the year after 28 years with the company. Hill will be r…

  • APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Graham Racey

    July 19, 2007
    APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Graham Racey technical sales manager for Ireland and Southern England. He will cover the southern UK and Irish market, while Nick Harvey will continue his technical sales over the UK con…

  • ALLEN-BAILEY TAG & LABEL INC., Caledonia, NY, USA — Glenn G. Jackling

    July 19, 2007
    ALLEN-BAILEY TAG & LABEL INC., Caledonia, NY, USA — Glenn G. Jackling has been hired as president and CEO. Prior to joining Allen-Bailey, he provided a variety of business consulting services for small to mid-size companies. He replaces the…

  • CMM attracts converters, packagers to

    July 19, 2007
    Held for the first time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, outside of Chicago, CMM International drew a crowd of converters and packaging professionals estimated by the show producer at nearly 7,000. The four-day event featu…

  • Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe

    July 19, 2007
    Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing direct…