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  • GIDUE expands into

    November 14, 2006
    GIDUE expands into India and Central Europe Press manufacturer GIDUE has announced the formation of GIDUE India, with Reifenhauser India Marketing Ltd. as its agent in that country. The sales effort will be headed by Manish Metha, managing director…

  • Harper, area college increase flexo education

    November 14, 2006
    Harper, area college increase flexo education Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, both of Charlotte, NC, USA, have announced the formation of a continuing education program for the flexographi…

  • Lamart celebrates its

    November 14, 2006
    Lamart celebrates its 50th anniversary Lamart Corporation, a coating and laminating company based in Clifton, NJ, USA, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “Our company has had a proud history since our inception in July of 1956, with…

  • Maxcess unit teaches

    November 14, 2006
    Maxcess unit teaches web handling and more Maxcess International, of Oklahoma City, OK, USA, a group of companies that manufactures web handling equipment, has created Maxcess University, an educational program that combines hands-on training and o…

  • Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper

    November 14, 2006
    Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper Yupo Corporation America, of Chesapeake, VA, USA, has announced new capacity improvements to address demand for the company’s synthetic papers. The improvements, says the company, will result in pro…

  • Green Bay Packaging now ships from the West

    November 14, 2006
    The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging Inc. now distributes its pressure sensitive label materials from a facility located in Langley, BC, Canada, near Vancouver. According to Steve Wilcox, VP of sales, the new distribution point is st…

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    November 14, 2006
    GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia GRE Digital Solutions, headquartered in Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has established a presence in the Western Hemisphere. GRE Digital Solutions Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, provides sales, marketing, engine…

  • Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products

    November 14, 2006
    Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA, a North American graphic arts supplier, has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curable coatings, adhesives and specialty…

  • UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site

    November 14, 2006
    UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site UPM Raflatac has enhanced and redesigned its web site: www.upmraflatac.com. The most notable content addition is a section dedicated to RFID, which features extensive product information for Rafsec RFID tags a…

  • Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal

    November 14, 2006
    Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cle…

  • LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected

    November 14, 2006
    LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo printers based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive papers…

  • KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK

    November 14, 2006
    KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK GIDUE S.p.a., a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, has appointed KPG Corporation and KPG Europe as its agents for the USA and UK, respectively. KPG is based in the…

  • Mark Andy celebrates

    November 14, 2006
    Mark Andy celebrates its 60th birthday Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, M…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm

    November 14, 2006
    Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acqu…

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    November 14, 2006
    HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February…

  • US Government ends investigation into labelstocks

    November 14, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • York acquires LSK Label

    November 14, 2006
    LSK Label, a well known printer and converter of high quality wine labels based in El Dorado Hills, CA, USA, has been acquired by York Label of York, PA, and Omaha, NE, USA. Founded in 1974 by John and Pat Grigsby, LSK was among the first to bring pr…

  • Allen-Bailey CEO George Phelps dies

    November 14, 2006
    Allen-Bailey Tag & Label management announced the recent passing of George E. Phelps II, president and CEO. George’s passing on October 31 followed a sudden and brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Je…

  • GM Nameplate wins flexo achievement award

    November 14, 2006
    The California Division of GM Nameplate, a printing and converting company in Seattle, WA, USA, a leading manufacturing solutions provider, has been awarded a 2006 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographic prin…

  • Students test new coated flexo cylinder

    November 14, 2006
    A new print cylinder that contains a patent-pending coating to absorb and displace energy was tested recently by students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) under the auspices of HarperScientific, both of Charlotte, NC, USA. The cylinder…

  • Esko records another profitable quarter

    November 14, 2006
    Esko, a leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports continued business growth during the third quarter of 2006. Consolidated net revenues increased by 11 percent compared with the third quarter of last year. Eliminating sales from discontinue…

  • Wal-Mart speaks: Reduce packaging

    November 8, 2006
    Wal-Mart has begun keeping track of its suppliers’ use of packaging, with a stated aim of conserving resources. The world’s largest retailer has issued a “packaging scorecard” by which it will measure its vendors’ packag…

  • GRE moves Asia operation to Kowloon

    November 8, 2006
    GRE Digital Solutions, a subsidiary of GRE Engineering Products AG of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has announced the move of its Hong Kong operations center to new premises in Kowloon to further reinforce sales, distribution and servicing of its equipme…

  • Esko reports 11 percent increase in 3rd quarter

    November 8, 2006
    Esko, of Gent, Belgium, a packaging prepress systems producers, reports an increase in net revenues of 11 percent for the third quarter, over that of the same period last year. Eliminating sales from discontinued products to other markets, packaging…

  • Converting and Manufacturing

    November 1, 2006
    The Converting Blog (http://www.convertingblog.com) The Converting Blog is the property of Maxcess International, the parent company of such well known industry names as Magpowr, Fife and Tidland. The blog was the brainchild of Stephanie Tuggle, t…

  • Brave new tools

    November 1, 2006
    The Leatherman Tool Group, which designs and manufactures a wide variety of the popular Leatherman multi-purpose tools, is located near the Portland International Airport in Oregon, USA. The highly successful company has been busy lately. "In the las…

  • Less clamor, more action

    November 1, 2006
    Sustainable packaging, sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, environmental coalitions, and on and on, ad nauseum. What about "best practices"? What is all of this? Are these mere buzz words? Are these colloquialis…

  • Know your limitations

    November 1, 2006
    Peter Drucker, perhaps the most famous management guru of the 20th Century, insisted that "management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't." Those words echoed through my mind as I recently facilitated…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 1, 2006
    Private label brands set for even faster growth

  • TLMI Awards

    TLMI Awards

    November 1, 2006
    Complete listings of winners in the annual TLMI Label Competition.

  • Small-Format Digital Printers

    Small-Format Digital Printers

    November 1, 2006
    These four-color digital presses have a small footprint and offer converters another avenue for very short runs and variable imaging.

  • Leveraging digital label printing

    Leveraging digital label printing

    Peter Renton || November 1, 2006
    The age of personalization is upon us, and product marketers are seeking ways to excite individual customers. The label converter can help.

  • Digital Print

    Digital Print

    November 1, 2006
    Four-color digital inkjet label printers are making a bid to find a home in the narrow web marketplace, as the digital segment shows steady growth among converters and customers.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Jack Kenny || November 1, 2006
    A successful converting company aims for greater goals and more demanding customers under new ownership

  • Food Labeling

    Food Labeling

    November 1, 2006
    Competition is fierce and regulations are abundant when it comes to food. Labels offer brand owners a way to catch consumers’ eyes and comply with requirements while providing product information.

  • Brady Corporation receives NASPO certification

    October 31, 2006
    Brady Corporation’s plant in Singapore, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd., has been certified by the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) for successfully completing a comprehensive security risk management audit. NASPO is a non-…

  • New dates for 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition

    October 31, 2006
    Official dates of FFTA’s 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition held in Montréal, QC, Canada have been changed to May 7-8, 2007. This is a modification from the previously announced dates of May 6-7, 2007. FTA/FFTA President Mark Cisternino cited…

  • MACtac materials accessible via Label Traxx

    October 31, 2006
    Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive coated papers and films. With this new featur…

  • French label printer adds Codimag servo press

    October 31, 2006
    Codimag announced the installation of a Viva 420 press at Stic’Image, a label printer from the Lyon area in France. The Viva 420 is the newest generation Codimag press. The press is a five-color letterpress with an inline flexo varnish station.…

  • DuPont sues MacDermid over plate technology

    October 24, 2006
    DuPont has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop MacDermid Printing Solutions from engaging in what DuPont calls “continued infringement of patents” related to DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal technology. The motion, filed in US…

  • US Government ends labelstock investigation

    October 24, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment company

    October 24, 2006
    The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acquire a wide web machinery manufacturer. Gallus s…

  • Kelva announces OEM cooperation with Nilpeter

    October 24, 2006
    AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cleaning system into Nilpeter’s FA…

  • Mark Andy celebrates its 60th year

    October 24, 2006
    Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. More than 500 people came to the…

  • FLEXcon milestone

    October 19, 2006
    FLEXcon milestone in Europe FLEXcon, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive films and adhesive products, recently celebrated 50 years of operations in Europe. Staff members with varying lengths of service to the company were also recognized at…

  • Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments

    October 19, 2006
    Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments Now that the dust has settled on their corporate mergers, both XSYS Print Solutions Group and its partner Flint Group Printing Plates have recently completed major expansions and product developments…

  • Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential

    October 19, 2006
    Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential Small-sized producers of specialized coated materials for labels and tags tend to live precarious lives. Smith & McLaurin has certainly had its share of mixed fortunes during its 152 year…

  • Thinking inside

    October 19, 2006
    Thinking inside the offset dot Everyone agrees that flexo printing technology, especially the UV-cured variety, has seen remarkable improvements in quality in recent years. Nevertheless, offset remains the process to beat and it does not appear to…

  • AB Graphic to increase

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic to increase UK manufacturing capacity AB Graphic International of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has built a factory extension comprising 35,000 square feet. It adjoins two existing sites, which it has occupied for the last 30 years. The n…

  • Renowned names

    October 19, 2006
    Renowned names in typesetting merge Monotype and Linotype — two of the most illustrious “names” in the printing industry — have merged. Individually they set benchmark standards for mechanical typesetting, using iconic lette…