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  • Electro Optic expands global network

    Electro Optic expands global network

    January 28, 2015
    A partnership with Rotary Technology gives the flexible die specialist direct contact with the Chinese market.

  • Kevin O’Shields joins AVT as sales manager

    Kevin O’Shields joins AVT as sales manager

    January 28, 2015
    O’Shields spent seven years as the regional manager for Rossini North America.

  • Heights now a ‘preferred supplier’ with Eurographique

    January 28, 2015
    The announcement supports sales of the E 800 UV & thermal plate setters.

  • Glenroy acquires PF Flexibles

    January 28, 2015
    PF Flexibles offers expertise in manufacturing stand-up pouches for liquids.

  • Avery Dennison announces new VP of marketing for Materials Group NA

    January 27, 2015
    Shelley Woods Whiting will lead the marketing teams for Label and Packaging Materials and Graphics Solutions divisions.

  • Sun Chemical’s Bjorlin to make smart labels presentation at West Pack

    Sun Chemical’s Bjorlin to make smart labels presentation at West Pack

    January 27, 2015
    The presentation, entitled “New & Intelligent Labeling Technologies-Enabling Truly Smart Labels,” will be held February 10, 2015.

  • UPM Raflatac launches renewed fluorescents portfolio


    January 27, 2015
    This enhanced portfolio now features 50 potential product combinations.

  • Preparing for the looming GHS deadline

    Preparing for the looming GHS deadline

    Deborah Grant || January 26, 2015
    There are a multitude of complexities confronting chemical companies as they are asked to comply with new labeling regulations.

  • MPS selects Northern Graphic as Canadian distributor

    January 26, 2015
    MPS is expanding its sales, installation, service and assembly operations in North America.

  • iSys Label to make 'short run' presentation at GOA

    January 26, 2015
    Along with its partners, iSys will cover substrates and offline finishing to the future trends in the digital label market.


  • Lake Image introduces new scanning technology for hi-res print inspection

    Lake Image introduces new scanning technology for hi-res print inspection

    January 26, 2015
    MaxScan provides true 600 dpi resolution for print inspection applications.

  • APR and Esko partner for ECG seminar

    January 26, 2015
    During the two-day seminar at APR's Illinois headquarters, presenters will review the processes and materials necessary for successful ECG implementation.

  • Mercian Labels adds world's first Xeikon Cheetah

    January 26, 2015
    The five-color digital press, with running speeds of 98 fpm, will be installed early February at the UK converter's new facility.

  • Soma installs second flexo press at Pabex

    Soma installs second flexo press at Pabex

    January 26, 2015
    The new Imperia press will be used for printing on laminates and pouches for the food industry.

  • Report: Millennials reshaping the packaging market

    January 26, 2015
    The importance of sustainability in the retail sector will increase as Millennials become a more dominant group of consumers.

  • Labels, stickers can engage or enrage

    Mark Lusky || January 26, 2015
    Sometimes lost in the rush to manufacture appealing products are the “little things” that can engage or deter shoppers scouring the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores. Often, labels and stickers play a key role in the choice to buy or mov…

  • LASER MARKABLE LABEL MATERIALS

    January 26, 2015
    Polyonics has introduced a family of black and white laser markable polyimide label materials that can serve as an alternative for identifying and tracking aerospace components where direct laser marking is prohibited due to structural integrity conc…

  • DIRECT THERMAL PRINTABLE FILM

    DIRECT THERMAL PRINTABLE FILM

    January 26, 2015
    Cosmo Films is offering direct thermal label films that serve a host of functions, including information labeling, manufacturing tracking and weight and price labeling. The film has a proprietary coating that enables image/impression formation upo…

  • GHS LABELS APP

    January 26, 2015
    Brady has released a GHS Labels app as part of its Brady Workstation label-creation platform. According to the company, this new app makes aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) simpler by featu…

  • STEEL CLIPS WITH GRIP

    STEEL CLIPS WITH GRIP

    January 26, 2015
    Badger Plug has released steel H-Clips and U-Clips to secure shipments of roll products suspended with endboards. H-Clips help interlock one endboard atop another, while U-Clips help secure endboards to the pallet. Each clip possesses a tight grip…

  • DIGITAL CUTTING AND FINISHING SYSTEM

    January 26, 2015
    The new DPR Scorpio Plus digital label cutting and finishing system has arrived in Canada. It is an all-in-one finishing system that laminates and digitally cuts labels to a precise size and shape, removes the waste matrix and slits and rewinds label…

  • LABEL APPLICATOR

    January 26, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions has introduced the new Model 114, a labeling system capable of simultaneously applying labels to one or two sides of a product. It is a self-contained unit that features one or two Alpha Compact label applicators mounted on…

  • DIGITAL LABEL PRINTER

    January 26, 2015
    The EDGE 850 “GHS Solution” is a roll-to-roll digital label printer and comes complete with the printer, feeder, rewinder and EDGE2Print software. With easy-to-use drag and drop software and print speeds of 4.33 m/min and 9.13 m…

  • SHRINK SLEEVE

    SHRINK SLEEVE

    January 26, 2015
    Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has released a shrink sleeve that incorporates a new code. With its printing technique, the code is printed on the inner surface of the shrink sleeve and only revealed when the sleeve is peeled back.  Each shrin…

  • LED UV CURING LAB SYSTEM

    January 26, 2015
    GEW has launched a revamped version of its LED UV curing lab system. The new “Magic Carpet” system is intended to make the task of developing and testing new UV LED ink formulations easy, accurate and ergonomic. It incorporates the same h…

  • ACRYLIC ADHESIVE

    January 26, 2015
    MACtac has released its latest adhesive technology that will be featured on its squeezable films and polypropylene products. MP880 adhesive is a clear, permanent acrylic designed for film labeling applications of health, beauty, food, beverage and ho…

  • THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON

    January 26, 2015
    International Imaging Materials (IIMAK) has released NETFlex+, a new near-edge wax-resin ribbon for thermal transfer overprinting. The ribbon has been developed to be an OEM-compatible, drop in replacement for the most common printers in the market i…

  • DEEP-FREEZE LABEL

    DEEP-FREEZE LABEL

    January 26, 2015
    The German adhesive manufacturer Herma has released 62K, a low-migration adhesive for very low temperatures.  It has been unconditionally approved for use – even with fatty foods – without alteration of the adhesion or processing.…

  • LABEL PRINTER PARTS

    January 26, 2015
    Brady has made expansions to its BBP33 label printer. There are now 120 new label parts available, and this expansion in label size and material options enhances the capabilities of the printer and brings the total number of available parts to over 5…

  • TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY LOGGER

    January 26, 2015
    PakSense has announced the availability of a reusable temperature and humidity logger. These small and compact loggers download data via a USB connection to a PC and are fully programmable by the user via the provided software. They can record up to…

  • ELECTRONIC POWER SUPPLY

    ELECTRONIC POWER SUPPLY

    January 26, 2015
    GEW, a UV curing systems manufacturer, has introduced the Rhino electronic power supply to drive its range of energy-efficient UV lampheads. The company designed the power electronics with energy savings in mind. It is 95% efficient with a power…

  • RFID LABEL

    RFID LABEL

    January 26, 2015
    Schreiner LogiData has developed the ((rfid))-DistaFerr Slim Label, which combines the advantages of UHF RFID technology with RFID reading on metal. With compact dimensions of 60 mm x 23 mm x 0.5 mm, the label is smaller than standard products and…

  • THERMAL PRINTER

    January 26, 2015
    Datamax-O’Neil has announced the launch of H-Class H-8308p Thermal Printer, an adaptive 8-inch/A4 thermal-printing system that features an embedded open-source Linux operating system, standard HP-compatible language (PCL) and expanded Managed P…

  • LABEL PRINTER

    January 26, 2015
    QuickLabel Systems has launched the Kiaro! 50, a narrow format label printer specifically designed for customers with small labeling applications. The digital color label printer is an expansion of the Kiaro! family of in-house color label printers.…

  • UHF TAG

    UHF TAG

    January 26, 2015
    RFID technology developer Smartrac has released its new On Metal Tag, which is intended for tagging metal objects and surfaces, as well as challenging non-metal objects. The tag’s thin, soft and flexible structure is suited for curved and fl…

  • DEEP-FREEZE ADHESIVE

    January 26, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a high-clarity deep freeze adhesive for the European market. The 149 DF adhesive is designed for fast conversion and minimal residue on die tools, resulting in higher efficiency. With clear film labels, the water-based acry…

  • DURABLE PS FILM

    January 26, 2015
    Adhesive coating and laminating company FLEXcon has announced the newest version in its Durable Product Marking (DPM) series of pressure sensitive films designed for DPM U 150 Silver V-29 150 Poly H-9. The mirror-like finish of DPM U 150 Silver offe…

  • AUTOMATIC PLATE WASHERS

    AUTOMATIC PLATE WASHERS

    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland has released OVIT Flexo Matic plate washers designed to automatically clean, rinse and dry flexo plates. This is intended to save money and improve plate quality by automating the maintenance process. The company’s r…

  • CRYOPRESERVATION LABELS

    CRYOPRESERVATION LABELS

    January 26, 2015
    Based on the new RP Cryo adhesive, UPM Raflatac has launched a range of label materials for cryopreservation conditions down to -196 °C. These products are intended to provide a reliable solution to safeguard research, forensic investigation a…

  • ICE USA 2015 Preview

    ICE USA 2015 Preview

    January 26, 2015
    Converting professionals from more than 50 countries will gather in Orlando, FL, USA, to observe the latest developments and technologies from over 350 suppliers at ICE USA 2015.  The show will take place at the Orange County Convention Cen…

  • Paper Substrates

    Paper Substrates

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || January 26, 2015
    Labelstock suppliers continue to adjust to an evolving industry.

  • Rotary Diecutting

    Rotary Diecutting

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    Cost savings and technical advancements have flexible dies entrenched as today’s preferred technology.

  • Wine Label Evolution

    Wine Label Evolution

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || January 26, 2015
    Innovative developments are contributing to a booming business.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  G3 Enterprises

    Narrow Web Profile: G3 Enterprises

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    The wine label specialist offers its customers innovation and comprehensive service, with a deep understanding of a complex market.

  • Glass meets label

    January 26, 2015
    Unlike wet-glue labels, self-adhesive products give global glass packaging manufacturer O-I Peldar the ability to utilize a wider range of materials and finishes, thus providing designers with the limitless possibilities and freedom they need to p…

  • Finding success as a trade-only printer

    Rock LaManna || January 26, 2015
    What’s the multi-billion dollar market that some savvy label printing companies are cashing in on? Trade-only label printing. But while there is certainly money to be made, it’s not without a huge amount of commitment and forward thinking…

  • Twenty years ago: A look back

    Jack Kenny || January 26, 2015
    From art to science, an industry evolves quickly.

  • Talk about choice and change

    Calvin Frost || January 26, 2015
    Wow.  Bill, do you remember John? No, not that John.  John Hall, the guy who started Goose Island Brewery.  You’re not going to believe this, but I ran into John during the holidays. I had stopped to have a beer and a brat at his…

  • The happy pessimists

    John Penhallow || January 26, 2015
    Writing this in France at the start of 2015, your correspondent wonders why the French came bottom in a poll of forty countries for “confidence in the future,” while the same poll shows that over 80% of French people say they are “h…