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  • Roll racking system

    March 19, 2007
    Roll racking system Badger Plug Greenville WI USA The Roll Handler system from Badger Plug secures and protects single or multiple rolls with a single shipping package designed to meet the challenges of transit to domestic or international destina…

  • Pattern control system

    March 19, 2007
    Pattern control system Nordson Duluth GA USA The new LA 404-2 pattern control system from Nordson Corporation delivers application flexibility with simple setup and operation, according to the company. The system features a scrollable LCD display…

  • Magnetic filter

    March 19, 2007
    Magnetic filter Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA The Max Daetwyler Corporation is now an authorized distributor of the InkSpec Magnetic Filter System, an inline corrosion-resistant ink filter designed to remove contaminating particles…

  • Multi-layer items

    March 19, 2007
    Multi-layer items Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA announces new literature on its Dragon technology for converting multi-layered self-adhesive products in a single pass, the MLPP-5.The heart of the system is a central converting drum wit…

  • Laser labelstock

    March 19, 2007
    Laser labelstock MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac has added LAS1812 to its MACcopy line of laser labelstock. LAS1812 is a standard weight, flexible stock designed for excellent image quality. MACtac says the labelstock is a good choice for label applicat…

  • UV coating

    March 19, 2007
    UV coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces 22459-77, a new screen UV curable coating system. The product has been engineered and tested to withstand fade by absorbing a portion of the UV rays in sunlight…

  • Beverage labelstock

    March 19, 2007
    Beverage labelstock FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon has a new option for front and back beverage labels that require no-label-look graphics for beer, juice, soda, wine, spirits, and water: the optiFLEX PP 200 H Clear TC-332 A-208 TRACrite 100. The…

  • Printing the antennas

    March 19, 2007
    Four hundred people attended IDTechEx’s annual Smart Labels USA conference in Boston, MA, USA in February. The conference focused on RFID technology: its history, where it is today and future predictions. Representatives from industries i…

  • DO NOT put any person in this

    March 19, 2007
    Washing machine label wins annual Wacky Warning contest Warning labels are everywhere. When you buy a ladder they are literally everywhere. We in the label business probably read more consumer warning labels than most people (as we pick at the edge…

  • Imagine: 500 digital press users in

    March 19, 2007
    HP Indigo users flocked to Florida last month to learn and exchange ideas. Among them was Lightning Labels’ Peter Renton, who contributed this report. The largest gathering ever of HP Indigo digital press owners — at least 500 of them…

  • Nilpeter and AVT

    March 19, 2007
    Nilpeter and AVT sign China agreement Advanced Vision Technolog…

  • DiTrolio school reaches out to regional teens

    March 19, 2007
    DiTrolio school reaches out to regional teens DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, has launched an effort to educate high school students in the Chicago area about the benefits of flexo training and a future in the industry. Sa…

  • TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago

    March 19, 2007
    TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) will hold its eighth technical conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago September 4-6. Titled “Tech 007: For Your Eyes Only”, the event will…

  • Loparex invests in North American capacity

    March 19, 2007
    Loparex invests in North American capacity Loparex, a global producer of silicone release liners, has announced several capital investments to add paper coating and film blowing capacity, and to streamline operations within North America. A high-sp…

  • Eskos web site

    March 19, 2007
    Esko’s web site gets a redesign Esko, a manufacturer of packaging pre-production systems located in Gent, Belgium, has redesigned its web site to offer new content and format. The site address is www.esko.com. According to Esko, visitors can…

  • Channeled Resources announces consolidation

    March 19, 2007
    Channeled Resources announces consolidation The Channeled Resources Group, a worldwide marketer and distributor of reprocessed specialty paper and film, has announced the consolidation of all its businesses into one entity, the Channeled Resources G…

  • Harpers Road Show visits six US cities

    March 19, 2007
    Harper’s Road Show visits six US cities Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service division of anilox supplier Harper Corporation, launched its 2007 Flexographic Solutions Tour in February. Industry experts join the Harper team for a serie…

  • Label Traxx gets first customers in UK

    March 19, 2007
    Label Traxx gets first customers in UK Tailored Solutions, developer of the Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has installed Label Traxx at two United Kingdom customers. The inst…

  • Brushfoil attains ISO 9001:2000 certification

    March 19, 2007
    Brushfoil attains ISO 9001:2000 certification Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, a manufacturer of brushed films and papers that enhance the appearance of consumer products, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management syste…

  • GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system

    March 19, 2007
    GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system GIDUE, a manufacturer of narrow web presses based in Turate, Italy, has introduced UV TIME!, an ultraviolet curing system described as environmentally friendly and oxygen-free. The system was produced in partn…

  • Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006

    March 19, 2007
    Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006 Aquaflex, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, reports that the company “significantly exceeded” its 2006 sales projections, nearly doubling its sales over the previous year. Aquaflex is own…

  • Phoenix Challenge holds successful fundraiser

    March 19, 2007
    Phoenix Challenge holds successful fundraiser The fourth annual Phoenix Challenge Fund Raising Luncheon, organized to support the 2007 Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition and the new PC College Competition, took place rec…

  • Label.Com adds new press from Aquaflex

    March 19, 2007
    Label.Com adds new press from Aquaflex Label.Com, of Bradford, PA, USA, recently accepted delivery of a new flexo label press manufactured by Aquaflex. The press is an ELS Servo 1000. The company has equipped the press with a turnar for front and b…

  • Water Ink Technologies supports Careerline Tech

    March 19, 2007
    Water Ink Technologies supports Careerline Tech Water Ink Technologies Inc., of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently donated water based flexo inks in support of the Printing and Graphic Arts Program at the Careerline Tech Center in Holland, MI, USA. The…

  • Etimex acquires two

    March 19, 2007
    Etimex acquires two new presses from J&H J&H Printing Solutions Inc., of Pewaukee, WI, USA, has installed two new JH1300 13” wide flexographic printing presses at Etimex, a converter of labels and tickets in Monterrey, Mexico. J&H…

  • Etiko expands with new Mark Andy press

    March 19, 2007
    Etiko expands with new Mark Andy press Etiko, a label converter based in Szczecin, Poland, has invested in a new Mark Andy LP3000 flexo press, installed by Mark Andy AG, based in Switzerland. The press is an eight-color 13” (330mm) machine wit…

  • Graphic Solutions now GSI Technologies after reorganization

    March 19, 2007
    Graphic Solutions now GSI Technologies after reorganization Graphics Solutions International, a manufacturer of labels, industrial graphics and functional printing based in Burr Ridge, IL, USA, has reorganized, added senior management and changed it…

  • Daetwyler develops enclosed chamber test machine

    March 13, 2007
    The Max Daetwyler Corporation, Huntersville, NC, USA, has developed an Enclosed Chamber Test Machine used for the research, development and testing of steel and plastic doctor blades, end seals, cleaning chemistries, inking system magnets, and filter…

  • FFTA Forum & Info*Flex attract flexo users to Montreal

    March 13, 2007
    This year’s Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) Annual Forum — titled “Crossing Borders … Flexo’s Global Gateway” — takes place May 6-9 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal…

  • Voting under way for Label Industry Global Awards

    March 13, 2007
    The fourth annual Label Industry Global Awards will be presented in September at Labelexpo Europe 2007. Nominations for the four awards have been posted online, and members of the industry are eligible to vote for the nominees today. An explanation o…

  • Andrews Decal installs Gallus EM 280

    March 13, 2007
    Andrews Decal Company, a Chicago, IL, USA converter of pressure sensitive labels for the HBA, promotional, household, sporting, industrial, and security markets, recently acquired an 11", eight-color Gallus EM 280 UV flexo combination printing p…

  • Mark Andys Europe Tech Center opens officially

    March 13, 2007
    Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses and equipment based in St. Louis, MO, USA, officially opened its European Advanced Technology Center in Basel, Switzerland on February 6. The 1,000 square meter facility houses a showroom/demonstr…

  • Luminer, Stixon, Belmark and Consolidated win TLMI Singer awards

    March 6, 2007
    The prestigious Eugene Singer awards, presented by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute each year for the best managed label companies, were presented in late February to Stixon Labels, Luminer Converting, Consolidated Label, and Belmark. The…

  • Edelmann presses introduced in North America by Matik

    March 6, 2007
    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 is a manufacturer of offset narrow w…

  • MPI recognized for quality, delivery and cost-saving ideas

    March 6, 2007
    MPI Label Systems, of University Park, IL, USA, has been recognized by Berry Plastics as the first Berry Exceptional Supplier Team (B.E.S.T.) award recipient in the labels division. The award is a result of MPI’s outstanding product quality, co…

  • Overnight Labels wins FTAs Environmental Excellence Award

    March 6, 2007
    Overnight Labels Inc., of Deer Park, NY, USA, is the winner of the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 7th Annual Environmental Excellence Award. The competition was open to any company active in the flexographic printing industry and wa…

  • PTS and Mark Andy announce business alliance

    March 6, 2007
    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’ JetFlex inkjet printing systems can be…

  • UPM Raflatac expands RFID, opens China plant

    March 6, 2007
    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 capacity increase the company addresses rapid…

  • RSS Feeds

    February 27, 2007
    We have been exploring blogs now for a few issues so I thought it was time to explain how to make the most of your time reading blogs. You might have noticed the little orange icon (at far right) on blogs and web sites. This icon means that there is…

  • Spice and tradition

    February 27, 2007
    Located in Charleston, SC, USA, in the heart of the coastal Low Country, the Gullah Gourmet gift shop and mail order business serves up a bountiful offering of colorfully labeled and tasty unusual foods. "We've been in business 12 years and have cont…

  • Waste & Consequences

    February 27, 2007
    During the last several months I've traveled to Russia, India and five or six countries in Europe. All of my travels are driven by business, not by some whimsical curiosity. I visit converters, press manufacturers, laminators, coaters, paper mills, a…

  • Ideas that go Trump in the night

    February 27, 2007
    I'll admit it. I watch "The Apprentice". Guilty as charged. I have seen every episode of every season of the darn show, following groups of overcaffeinated Type-A contestants vying to win sponsor-oriented "business" tasks assigned to them by Donald T…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    February 27, 2007
    Its on the label: You are what you eat

  • Printed Electronics

    Printed Electronics

    Jack Kenny || February 27, 2007
    A new industry, in its embryonic stage today, can shape the future of printing, as well as just about every other industry on the planet.

  • US court upholds Kennedy Group patents

    February 27, 2007
    US Federal District Judge Patricia Gaughan has upheld a jury verdict in favor of MPT Inc., the owner of two patents licensed to The Kennedy Group, Willoughby, OH, USA, covering the use of The Kennedy Group’s Container Placards. In doing so…

  • Narrow Web Profile: J.R. Cole Industries

    Narrow Web Profile: J.R. Cole Industries

    Jack Kenny || February 27, 2007
    A full service printing, packaging and prepress company makes inroads into new technologies.

  • RFID Converting Machinery

    RFID Converting Machinery

    February 27, 2007
    The creation of labels containing RFID circuitry requires sophisticated and exacting equipment. Following is an overview of several of the products available in the narrow web marketplace today from some of the industry's top manufacturers.

  • Converters & RFID

    Converters & RFID

    February 27, 2007
    Major converters share their thoughts about RFID in their businesses and in the industry as a whole.

  • Williamson to distribute DuPont flexo products in Canada

    February 27, 2007
    DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has chosen Williamson Printing Materials Limited, of Grimsby, ON, Canada, to distribute its line of flexographic products in Canada. “We put a lot of thought into how we could enhance our su…

  • Gallus to produce flexo sleeve seminar in Germany

    February 27, 2007
    Inspired by the success of its industrial manufacturing seminar focusing on offset printing workflow in last year, Gallus has added a seminar on flexo sleeve workflows, to be held March 21 and 22 at its German manufacturing site close to Frankfurt. G…