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  • UV ink systems

    September 12, 2005
    UV ink systems Sun Chemical St. Charles IL USA Coates Screen, a division of Sun Chemical, presents three new UV ink systems: Revolution inks, fast-curing, multi-purpose inks for printing point-of-purchase materials and displays on various substrat…

  • Web guides

    September 12, 2005
    Web guides Fife Corporation Oklahoma City OK USA D-MAX Series Web Guiding Systems are pre-engineered as modular systems, or feature-rich stand-alone components that can be used to update an existing application. An optional network version allows…

  • Cut/place modules

    September 12, 2005
    Cut/place modules Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Cut & Place Modules transfer and place pre-cut patches onto a continuously moving web vibration-free and with pre-calibrated cutting pressure speeds. Tungsten carbide cutting blades and anvil ba…

  • Color densitometer

    September 12, 2005
    Color densitometer Beta Industries Carlstadt NJ USA The S4 Xpress combines ease of use with a complete set of features for automatically measuring density, dot gain, gray balance, and trapping sequence all without touching any buttons. It also off…

  • Labeling tapes

    September 12, 2005
    Labeling tapes Paxar Corporation White Plains NY USA Designed for the over-dye and industrial laundering markets, the 4760DWT dye-resistant care label tape and the 4700THS heat seal label tape offer print quality on durable fabrics. The 4760DWT is…

  • Unwind and rewind systems

    September 12, 2005
    Unwind and rewind systems Converter Accessory Corporation Wind Gap PA USA Single station and multi-station unwind and rewind systems are offered in a broad range of sizes and capabilities, including manual and automatic controls. Rolls can be hand…

  • Earth-friendly film

    September 12, 2005
    Earth-friendly film Technicote MIAMISBURG OH USA The company will market EarthFirst PLA film under agreement with Plastic Suppliers. It will develop and market PS products incorporating the film, which is produced from corn. No petrochemicals are…

  • Adhesive

    September 12, 2005
    Adhesive Spinnaker Coating Troy OH USA GPR, a general purpose removable adhesive, is an emulsion acrylic adhesive engineered to give excellent initial tack without building in adhesion over time. GPR performs on copy paper, recycled corrugated, LD…

  • Coated doctor blades

    September 12, 2005
    Coated doctor blades Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA The new D-line of coated doctor blades has been developed specifically for use in flexo and gravure printing applications. Duralife is used in gravure and flexo applications with p…

  • Coating formulas

    September 12, 2005
    Coating formulas Starna Industries Heath UK Curecoat and Curecoat HV are new coating formulas that perform on non-printable plastic films and coated and non-coated papers, foils and fabrics. Curecoat is applied via flexo, rollercoat and gravure an…

  • PLGA goes global

    September 12, 2005
    PLGA goes global with gravure focus The Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) has announced a broadening of its scope from North America to global. “The reason is straightforward,” says Executive Director Bill Klein. “I…

  • Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK

    September 12, 2005
    Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK Aquaflex, the North American narrow web press brand, is now represented in the UK and Ireland. LPP Limited, of Manchester, England, has been appointed to represent all aquaflex products in the island region by…

  • Absolutely Micro*Clean relocates in California

    September 12, 2005
    Absolutely Micro*Clean relocates in California Absolutely Micro*Clean, manufacturer of anilox roll cleaning equipment utilizing plastic media blasting, has relocated its operations within California. The new location is at 2930 Ramona Ave. #400, Sa…

  • Rafsec RFID production now under way in USA

    September 12, 2005
    Rafsec RFID production now under way in USA UPM Rafsec, an RFID tag manufacturer and member of UPM Group, has announced that its newly developed manufacturing technology for the mass production of RFID tags is now in use in the company’s facil…

  • MPS names distributor for Latin America

    September 12, 2005
    MPS names distributor for Latin America MPS Systems, of Didam, the Netherlands, has announced the appointment of ProFlexo International Ltd. as its distributor for Latin America and the Caribbean. ProFlexo is managed by Jaime Dagnino. MPS, a six-ye…

  • SunJet establishes plant in North America

    September 12, 2005
    SunJet establishes plant in North America SunJet, the digital division of Sun Chemical and a supplier of inkjet inks, has established a manufacturing and technical support facility in Amelia, OH, USA. The plant has the capability to produce water,…

  • UPM to sell Loparex

    September 12, 2005
    UPM to sell Loparex to international bank UPM has announced its intention to sell the Loparex Group, a member of UPM’s Converting Division, to an investment company belonging to ABN AMRO Capital Group. The transaction is expected to be concl…

  • Water Ink Technologies receives Milestone award

    September 12, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies, an ink manufacturer headquartered in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has been presented by the Lincoln Economic Development Association with its Milestone Award. The award, presented by the county, recognizes the company’s 20-year…

  • New quality program

    September 12, 2005
    New quality program is unveiled by GiDue Buoyed by rapid growth in the narrow web label and packaging sector, GiDue has restructured its manufacturing operation and created the Athena Quality Programme, named after the Greek goddess of wisdom. GiDu…

  • Flexo Trade School holds grand opening

    September 12, 2005
    Flexo Trade School holds grand opening To celebrate its relocation to a new 12,000 square foot location in Fort Mill, SC, USA, the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) will hold a grand opening on October 11. Fort Mill is located just outside Charlotte,…

  • AVT registers gains

    September 12, 2005
    AVT registers gains in first half of 2005 Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT) has announced records in revenues, margins and profitability for the second quarter and the first six months of 2005. The company, based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, is li…

  • Tailored Solutions gives software to college

    September 12, 2005
    Tailored Solutions gives software to college Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for narrow web flexo converters, has donated a copy of its software package to the Waukesha County Technical College, loc…

  • Western Flexo Label Association is

    September 12, 2005
    A new special industry group, the Western Flexo and Label Association (WFLA), focusing on the needs of the label converter and flexographic printer has been formed. At an October meeting, the WFLA, formerly the Northern California Label Manufacturer'…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks

    September 12, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, USA, has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a Canadian manufacturer of printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard mark…

  • Esko & Latran form distribution agreement

    September 12, 2005
    Esko & Latran form distribution agreement Latran Technologies, a manufacturer of digital halftone proofing equipment, and Esko-Graphics, a leader in integrated packaging pre-production systems, have entered into a distribution agreement for the…

  • Six suppliers form Brand Protection

    September 12, 2005
    Six North American companies that serve the package converting and printing industry have formed a group called the Brand Protection Alliance Inc. (BPA). The group’s purpose is to serve as a resource for brand owners “in the design, devel…

  • Golfers raise $14,775 for scholarship fund

    September 12, 2005
    Golfers raise $14,775 for scholarship fund The TLMI Scholarship Golf Challenge, held at Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club in Illinois, USA, raised $14,775 this year. The event, sponsored by Labelexpo, has raised $71,385 in the past six years. A tota…

  • Chemsultants, PSTC form tape testing group

    September 12, 2005
    Chemsultants, PSTC form tape testing group Chemsultants, of Mentor, OH, USA, has announced a collaboration with the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) to provide the industry with a variety of additional educational opportunities in the area of…

  • Ex-Creo duo forms

    September 12, 2005
    Ex-Creo duo forms graphics consultancy Larry Letteney, past president of Creo Americas, and Ken Hanulec, former vice president of marketing, have founded BlueOcean Advisory Group Inc., of Wellesley, MA, USA. The firm’s aim, say the partners,…

  • Boise to invest

    September 12, 2005
    Boise to invest $60 million in PS production Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, has announced that it will invest $60 million to increase its capacity to manufacture pressure sensitive papers for the label market. Boise says that its investment will…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 8, 2005
    Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant

  • Why environmentally benign adhesives?

    September 8, 2005
    The first and simplest answer is, of course, that I write under the name "Letters from the Earth."  (Has anyone figured that out?)! Second, most of us are from the industry and are pretty familiar with adhesives.  At least we think we are.&…

  • Managing Subjectivity

    September 8, 2005
    You may recall the signature scene in the movie Dead Poets Society in which Robin Williams, playing the inspiring high school professor Keating, directs one of his students to read aloud the preface to the poetry section in their anthologies. "If…

  • Contract Proofing: What Should You Expect?

    September 8, 2005
    Everyone who is familiar with the prepress proofing aspect of the printing business has probably heard a tale of the print salesperson who meets his client in the local adult-beverage lounge. Happy hour is a good time to relax and get to know your cl…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Specialty Printing

    Narrow Web Profile: Specialty Printing

    Jack Kenny || September 8, 2005
    Focus on quality and efficiency have established this Connecticut label converter as a top supplier to major corporations.

  • Anilox Roll Cleaners

    Anilox Roll Cleaners

    September 7, 2005
    Proper care of the anilox roll — a critical flexo tool — can be achieved

  • Specialty Paper Substrates

    Specialty Paper Substrates

    Susan A. Eliya || September 7, 2005
    Beyond basic papers in pursuit of the new and unusual

  • Harper aniloxes

    September 7, 2005
    Harper aniloxes roll out in Europe Harper Corporation of America has trained personnel at its licensed German subsidiary, Harper Graphics, to produce XLT laser engraved anilox rolls for the start of European production. The company was establishe…

  • Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor

    September 7, 2005
    Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor Lüscher Flexo UK has appointed Dantex Graphics Ltd. a non-exclusive distributor for FlexPose!direct plate and sleeve systems in seven countries in Western Europe. The direct laser engraving t…

  • Ease of use featured

    September 7, 2005
    Ease of use featured in new flexo plate analyzer Greater emphasis on quality control in the flexo world leads right back to the printing plate itself. The latest offering to measure and analyze flexo plate quality comes from Troika Systems Ltd…

  • Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market

    September 7, 2005
    Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market Advances in inkjet technology now offer viable alternatives to current digital color printing methods. A major step was when Agfa Graphic Systems acquired Dotrix in 2004 to further develop its color…

  • Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European

    September 7, 2005
    Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European Yet more news of a major labeling group seeking to increase its business in the developing regions of Europe. This involves the Norwegian labeling company Skanem, which is moving into Central and Eastern Euro…

  • Yet another

    September 7, 2005
    Readers with long memories might recall an item about Harlands of Hull in East Yorkshire, which appeared in the December 2003 issue. It mentioned that the venerable firm — established in 1832 no less — had been rescued from near oblivion…

  • XSYS, Plymouth, MN, USA — The new district sales manager, Carmen Eide,

    September 7, 2005
    XSYS, Plymouth, MN, USA — The new district sales manager, Carmen Eide, is responsible for the western region of the US.…

  • XericWeb Drying Systems, Neenah, WI, USA The company has named Harry Bloom

    September 7, 2005
    XericWeb Drying Systems, Neenah, WI, USA — The company has named Harry Bloom as sales director.…

  • Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC, USA Cathy Gray

    September 7, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC, USA — Cathy Gray has been added to the company’s technical sales staff.…

  • Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ, USA The company has hired David Wilhite

    September 7, 2005
    Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ, USA — The company has hired David Wilhite the new marketing coordinator.…

  • PrintStaff, Boston, MA, USA — Mindy Kener

    September 7, 2005
    rintStaff, Boston, MA, USA — Mindy Kener has been appointed as placement coordinator at the company’s San Franscisco office.…

  • rinting Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA — T

    September 7, 2005
    rinting Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA — The company has appointed Mark Bohan director of research and integrated technology.…

  • Prime UV Systems, Carol Stream, IL, USA — Steve James

    September 7, 2005
    Prime UV Systems, Carol Stream, IL, USA — Steve James has joined the company’s North American sales team as southeastern regional sales manager.…