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  • UV inkjet inks

    May 12, 2006
    UV inkjet inks SunJet Bath UK SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, introduces its Crystal brand of UV curing inks with full grayscale printhead capability. The Crystal UOX and UGT inks are designed for use in display graphics and other…

  • RFID label materials

    May 12, 2006
    RFID label materials 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M announces the addition of a line of specialty label materials for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) labels. Passive RFID labels digitally store information such as identity, activity, location…

  • Label paper

    May 12, 2006
    Label paper Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA The Global Specialty Papers Group of Stora Enso has introduced NovaSet, a new label paper that is meant for premium beverages. NovaSet is an 80 gsm high-white, natural matt label paper that offers wet st…

  • Software display

    May 12, 2006
    Software display NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC offers RemoteView, a PC application compatible with Windows XP, 2000 or NT that allows for remote access on an NDC 8000 measurement system. RemoteView allows users all the capabi…

  • Bar code printer

    May 12, 2006
    Bar code printer SATO America Charlotte NC USA SATO America has introduced its latest mobile printer, the MB200i. The printer has a high speed, 32-bit CPU for throughput printing speeds of up to 4" per second and a maximum roll diameter of 2.…

  • Inkjet system

    May 12, 2006
    Inkjet system Videojet Technologies Wood Dale IL USA Videojet Technologies introduces the Videojet 4210 inkjet addressing system. The company says the system provides reliable and cost effective printing of addresses, personalized messages, bar co…

  • Ventilation system

    May 12, 2006
    Ventilation system Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation’s industrial UV business has introduced the AirShield Ventilation System for use with its CoolWave systems to maximum operating efficiency. The company says the ventilation system…

  • RFID Smart Labels USA draws record

    May 12, 2006
    More than 500 people from 31 countries gathered in Boston, MA, USA, in late March to learn more about radio frequency identification. Smart Labels USA 2006 was hosted by IDTechEx in the Westin Copley Place Hotel, and addressed a multitude of aspects…

  • New in-mold group

    May 12, 2006
    New in-mold group seeks industry members The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a newly formed organization, has put out the call for new members who are involved in all aspects of in-mold decorating and labeling. Headed by Ron Schultz, who ha…

  • Stork Prints names

    May 12, 2006
    Stork Prints names Asia distributors Stork Prints, a manufacturer of rotary screen and direct laser engraving technology in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, has appointed two distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Jet Technologies (based in Alexandria,…

  • Harper revives its

    May 12, 2006
    Harper revives its traveling flexo show Harper Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA, announces the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour, a road show that includes free one-day seminars throughout North America at colleges and universities with flexo…

  • Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters

    May 12, 2006
    Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters Jetrion LLC, a manufacturer of inkjet printing systems and a unit of Flint Group, has opened its new headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. The 35,000 square foot facility combines all of Jetrion’s oper…

  • Esko reports growth

    May 12, 2006
    Esko reports growth in 2005 above 15% Esko, a manufacturer of packaging prepress systems headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports growth in excess of 15 percent for 2005. Net revenues for the year totaled €116.6 million ($143.1 million). Carste…

  • Pitman markets DMMs monitoring products

    May 12, 2006
    Pitman markets DMM’s monitoring products DMM Technology’s direct machine monitoring systems are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA. DMM Technology, based in Thatcher, AZ, USA,…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics

    May 12, 2006
    HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000,…

  • Boise to invest $72m

    May 12, 2006
    Boise to invest $72m in PS stock production The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to t…

  • GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system

    May 12, 2006
    GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system Working with Tyco Electronics’ Global Application Tooling Division, Graphic Solutions International (GSI) has developed its own RFID inlay system for the assembly of semiconductor chips, surface mount de…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    May 12, 2006
    The Label Printers adds digital print capability The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet…

  • Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening

    May 12, 2006
    Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening Standard Register, headquartered in Dayton, OH, USA, will close its label printing facility in Terre Haute, IN, as part of a corporate realignment and consolidation of assets, the company…

  • Soap and fruit

    May 11, 2006
    Danielle K. Fleming started making soaps for fun in her kitchen. Pretty soon she was selling her hand-made beauty bars from a stand at a farmer's market. Three years later she had a wholesale business, and the products of Danielle & Company were avai…

  • They just don't care.

    May 11, 2006
    I've just returned from chairing a roundtable forum in Europe on liner recycling. The forum was part of an AWA Alexander Watson Associates conference on release liners and, with only one exception, was attended by representatives of all parts of the…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 11, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe UK printers face slow growth and further restructuring By Barry Hunt The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payment…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Jack Kenny || May 11, 2006
    Folding carton and label manufacturing take center stage at a growing, family owned converting company in Ohio.

  • Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    May 11, 2006
    The popularity of beauty and personal care items on store shelves has increased demand for labels and made the industry an important one for converters to recognize and understand.

  • Rotary Screen

    Rotary Screen

    May 11, 2006
    Decoration, security, RFID, and now braille imaging are among the many capabilities of this versatile printing process.

  • Glennon Group sold to Pro Machs ID Technology

    May 9, 2006
    Pro Mach Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, USA, announced Monday that its ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services based in Pewaukee, WI, USA. ID Technology, which is based in…

  • FLEXcon celebrates 50 years in business

    May 9, 2006
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, marked the start of its 50th year of operation in March of this year. From its origin as a garage-based business in Spencer, MA, USA, FLEXcon has grown into a premier polymeric…

  • GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika

    May 9, 2006
    GRE Engineering, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has formed an alliance with inkjet printing systems manufacturer Impika Jetting Solutions of Aubagne, France, that will integrate the product lines of both companies. GRE provides custom converting system…

  • Punch Graphix announces new CEO for North America

    May 9, 2006
    Punch Graphix has appointed Patrick Canavan president and CEO of its North American operations, based in Itasca, IL, USA. He succeeds Kristof Vereenooghe, who moved back to Europe. Canavan is the former president of LG Philips’ USA division,…

  • New trade show planner serves narrow web market

    May 9, 2006
    Taylor Trade Show Management and Marketing Communications has been established as a trade show logistics and planning service for the suppliers to the narrow web industry. The owner is Jenny Taylor of St. Louis, MO, USA, a 25-year veteran of experien…

  • Mark Andy wins FTA Technical Innovation Award

    May 2, 2006
    Mark Andy’s integrated RFID tag insertion system is the recipient of the 2006 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Presentation of the award was made Sunday in Louisville, KY, USA, at the Foundation of F…

  • Gallus sales rise 11 percent in 2005

    May 2, 2006
    New products and a globally positive economic environment led the Gallus Group to sales of CHF 207 million ($167 million) in 2005, according to an announcement by Peter Hauser, board chairman. Gallus, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen p…

  • Technicote founder Dirk Desanzo dies

    May 2, 2006
    Dirk J. Desanzo, who founded Technicote in 1980, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, at the age of 63. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA, USA and lived in Stow, OH, USA before moving to Naples, OH in 1987, where he resided until his death. He was a…

  • Edale expands its presence in North America

    May 2, 2006
    British press manufacturer Edale is expanding its sales and service network with the appointment of a North American sales manager and the establishment of a service and parts center in Raleigh, NC, USA. Karl Schmucker, an 18-year graphic arts indust…

  • Avery Dennison introduces Tree-Free facestock

    April 25, 2006
    The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation, Painesville, OH, USA, has expanded its 2006 wine label portfolio offering with Fasson Tree-Free facestock. Made from a combination of bamboo pulp, ditch reed and cotton linters, Fa…

  • Harper donates anilox rolls to Argentinean foundation

    April 25, 2006
    Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigación Gráfica Juan Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg Graphic Research Centre), a nonprofit educational institution noted…

  • Gallus demonstrates press at Label Summit Latin America

    April 25, 2006
    Gallus Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, will be demonstrating the Gallus EM 280 narrow web combination press during the Label Summit Latin America 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico. The press demonstrations will show applications for UV and water based, four c…

  • UVitec partners with Flexsolutions

    April 25, 2006
    UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of Marlton, NJ, USA, a distributor of printing plates and other items for the narrow web printing industry. &ldqu…

  • TrendWatch mini-report reveals packaging trends

    April 25, 2006
    TrendWatch Graphic Arts, New York, NY, USA, has released a detailed mini-report on the status of packaging as part of commercial printers’ overall service mixes. “Printers & Packaging 2006” is a 37-page report that looks at who&…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    April 18, 2006
    The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet changing customer demands. “Our customers…

  • Esko reports 2005 growth above 15 percent

    April 18, 2006
    Esko, a manufacturer of packaging prepress systems headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports growth in excess of 15 percent for 2005. Net revenues for the year totaled €116.6 million ($143.1 million). Carsten Knudsen, president and CEO, says all o…

  • Graphic Solutions thin battery in new Lauder patch

    April 18, 2006
    Estée Lauder’s latest innovation is called the Perfectionist Power Correcting Patch for Deeper Lines and Wrinkles, and it contains a printed battery manufactured by Graphic Solutions International, a prominent converting company in Burr…

  • FFTA and WVU Tech to sponsor educational seminars

    April 18, 2006
    The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has formed an educational alliance with the Department of Printing at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in Montgomery, WV, USA. The seminars, hosted at WVU Tech, w…

  • Boise Paper to invest $72 million in PS stock production

    April 12, 2006
    The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to the existing 250" #3 paper machine at Bois…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Polys graphics school

    April 12, 2006
    California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000, is capable of seven-color printing on a wide v…

  • Label Industry Awards now open for voting

    April 12, 2006
    Judges in the third Label Industry Global Awards have announced the list of nominees for the prestigious accolades, which recognize and celebrate excellence in the industry. The awards will be presented in front of an audience of around 500 industry…

  • Omet draws US converters and suppliers to folding carton seminar

    April 12, 2006
    The printing and converting equipment of Omet, the narrow web press manufacturer based in Lecco, Italy, was the focus of a day-long open house and educational program April 11 in Edison, NJ, USA, sponsored by Matik, the company’s North American…

  • Smart labels that say Dont eat me

    April 7, 2006
    Smart labels that say ‘Don’t eat me’ There's just room for yet another smart label contender. This one is a patented microbiological freshness indicator named Traceo, developed by Cryolog in France. The transparent label includes…

  • Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system

    April 7, 2006
    Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system Another clever labeling application relates to the arcane world of tracking and tracing pharmaceutical, veterinary and biological products. Prisym Medica, a UK developer of marking and coding softwa…

  • Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries

    April 7, 2006
    Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries Labels that accurately measure elapsed time or temperatures just keep getting smarter. As an example, Timestrip Plc now offers time-lapse labels for use with ethylene absorption filters that are…