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  • TimeMed acquires Rx products firms

    April 7, 2006
    TimeMed acquires Rx products firms TimeMed Labeling Systems, a label converter that focuses on products for the healthcare industry, has acquired Automatic Business Products Company Inc. (ABP), a provider of business forms and labels. Included in th…

  • Ladders and labels

    April 7, 2006
    Kelseyville, California, is the home of the Stokes Ladder Company, manufacturer of a wide variety of aluminum and fiberglass stepladders since 1966. Located a few hours northwest of San Francisco and west of Sacramento, Kelseyville is very close to C…

  • What an impact!

    April 7, 2006
    Direct Imaging and Thermal Processing

  • Listening between the lines

    April 7, 2006
    Remember those television commercials? Two friends are chatting in a public area - a restaurant, stadium, commuter train - and one laments the performance of his investments. The second quietly responds: "My broker is EF Hutton, and EF Hutton says…"…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 7, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe Norprint takeover strengthens Magnadata’s security label business By Barry Hunt Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in th…

  • Profile: Pago Group

    Profile: Pago Group

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A Switzerland based industry leader has a global vocus on label systems.

  • Profile: Rako Etiketten

    Profile: Rako Etiketten

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A sampling of Rako's label products

  • A softer squeeze?

    A softer squeeze?

    Jennifer Dochstader || April 6, 2006
    Pricing trends for label converters, and the outlook for 2006-2007

  • Flexible Packaging

    Flexible Packaging

    Michelle Sartor || April 6, 2006
    While narrow web has made inroads into this lucrative print market, it still has some distance to go to catch up to the wide web converters.

  • Graphic Solutions develops RFID inlay assembly system

    April 4, 2006
    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 devices and printed batteries onto a contin…

  • Pitman markets DMM’s direct machine monitoring products

    April 4, 2006
    DMM Technology’s direct machine monitoring systems are being now sold and serviced throughout North America by Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA. DMM Technology, based in Thatcher, AZ, USA, is a producer of productivity management software and…

  • Growth pushes Jetrion into new, bigger headquarters

    April 4, 2006
    Jetrion LLC, a manufacturer of inkjet printing systems and a unit of Flint Group, has opened its new headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI, USA. The 35,000 square foot facility combines all of Jetrion’s operations — executive offices, demo center…

  • Investment firm buys York Label, Industrial Label

    March 28, 2006
    Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Southfield, Michigan, today announced that it has simultaneously acquired York Label Holdings Inc. and Industrial Label Corporation (ILC). Wind Point acquired…

  • Standard Register closing Indiana plant, opening in Mexico

    March 28, 2006
    Standard Register (NYSE:SR), 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 has announced. Equipment from the Terre Haute locati…

  • Bill Klein saluted by PLGA, leads education forum

    March 28, 2006
    The Packaging & Label Gravure Association Global (PLGA) has named Bill Klein to serve as executive director of the newly formed PLGA Global Educational Foundation Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to expa…

  • Nilpeter USA to hold open house in Ohio

    March 21, 2006
    Nilpeter USA, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, will open its doors to the industry in May to introduce the new FB3300A in-line flexographic press to the North and South American converting markets. In addition to flexo capabilities, the modular press…

  • Omet unveils technologies on two continents

    March 21, 2006
    Press manufacturer Omet, based in Lecco, Italy, will conduct two open house sessions for the converting public this month. Scheduled for April 10 and 11, the events will take place in New Jersey, USA, and in Shanghai, China. The company’s Ch…

  • Matan tours USA with SpringPro thermal printer

    March 21, 2006
    Matan Digital Printers, of Rosh-Ha’ayin, Israel, is taking its SpringPro digital thermal transfer printer on a trip this year with the launch of the Spring Mobile Demo Center Road Show. The company will tour the United States offering live demo…

  • Harper revives its road show

    March 21, 2006
    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 flexographic printing programs. For this year&rs…

  • Tailored Label Products wins top award in Wisconsin

    March 14, 2006
    Tailored Label Products Inc. (TLP), of Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has won the 2005 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award for manufacturers who employ between one and 49 employees. TLP is a custom manufacturer of labels and diecut adhesives.…

  • PCMC parent to accelerate Lean Manufacturing process

    March 14, 2006
    Barry-Wehmiller, the parent of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which manufactures Webtron presses out of its Green Bay, WI, USA, plant, is taking steps to implement Lean Manufacturing across its organziation. The company has invited Lean…

  • Xerox, EFI donate equipment to Cal Poly

    March 14, 2006
    Xerox Corporation and Electronic For Imaging, a Foster City, CA based company, have donated equipment to California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department to support education in design reproduction technology. Xerox donate…

  • CPS offering fully integrated management systems

    March 14, 2006
    Computer Productivity Services (CPS), of Oakville, ON, Canada, has announced the availability of several programs that enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Webstore provides customers with real-time feedback regarding order status, a…

  • Smart labels are developed

    March 9, 2006
    Smart labels are developed for refrigerators Labels that accurately measure elapsed time are one of the industry’s more esoteric products. One of the companies involved in this, Timestrip Plc, will supply Bioconservacion SA, a manufacturer an…

  • Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities

    March 9, 2006
    Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities Domino Printing Sciences in the UK is the latest coding and marking company to take the RFID and smart tag/label markets more seriously. It has formed an Integrated Solutions Group to increase its share…

  • UK label market growth highly selective, says report

    March 9, 2006
    UK label market growth highly selective, says report In its latest UK label industry report, Plimsoll Publishing identifies 167 emerging label converters that have increased sales by a minimum of 3 percent in the last 12 months and expect more growt…

  • Raflatac and Rafsec

    March 9, 2006
    Raflatac and Rafsec merge as a single brand Raflatac and UPM Rafsec have merged to form a new business entity, named UPM Raflatac. Its product and service offerings comprise both pressure sensitive label stock and RFID tags and inlays. The move is…

  • Scandstick opens new

    March 9, 2006
    Scandstick opens new UK label stock coating plant Scandstick recently relocated its UK self-adhesive label stock plant to Sawtry in Cambridgeshire, about 70 miles north of London. Production of roll and sheet label stocks centers on a new 40"…

  • Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST

    March 9, 2006
    Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST An agreement between Digital Screenprinting Technologies Aps (DST) of Copenhagen and Xeikon allows digital printers to produce heat seal transfers and garment labels. The deal combines DST’s screen pr…

  • From cans to labels:

    March 9, 2006
    This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest independent label producers with 1,100 employees and revenues totaling around &eur…

  • TIDLAND CORPORATION, Camas, WA, USA — Tidland has named Peter Wood

    March 9, 2006
    TIDLAND CORPORATION, Camas, WA, USA — Tidland has named Peter Wood as slitting product manager. He joins the Maxcess management team to lead the introduction of new slitting technology and education.…

  • STORK PRINTS AUSTRIA, Kufstein, Austria — Markus Bohrer

    March 9, 2006
    STORK PRINTS AUSTRIA, Kufstein, Austria — Markus Bohrer has been appointed as manager of laser research. The company has also appointed Jimmy Nyström as sales and marketing manager. He was previously account manager at Esko Graphics.…

  • STORK CELLRAMIC INC., Milwaukee, WI, USA — Jerry Schmit

    March 9, 2006
    STORK CELLRAMIC INC., Milwaukee, WI, USA — Jerry Schmit has joined the company as business development manager of engineering coatings. He will be responsible for sales and new business development.…

  • PLYMOUTH PRINTING CO. INC., Cranford, NJ, USA — Keith Dovel

    March 9, 2006
    PLYMOUTH PRINTING CO. INC., Cranford, NJ, USA — Keith Dovel has joined the pharmaceutical printing company as vice president and general manager. Together with the management team, he will help direct the implementation of Lean Six Sigma at Ply…

  • NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS ORGANIZATION (NASPO), West Vancouver, BC, Canada — Robert Sherwood,

    March 9, 2006
    NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS ORGANIZATION (NASPO), West Vancouver, BC, Canada — Robert Sherwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Sekuworks LLC, of Harrison, OH, USA, has been named chairman of the communications and marketing comm…

  • MPS SYSTEMS, Didam, The Netherlands — Erik Blomjous

    March 9, 2006
    MPS SYSTEMS, Didam, The Netherlands — Erik Blomjous has joined the company as international sales manager. He previously worked at Stork and the Sara Lee Company. Vijay Pareek has been chosen to head distribution in southern Asia for the newly…

  • HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has announced several personnel changes. Alexander James

    March 9, 2006
    HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has announced several personnel changes. Alexander James has been promoted to technical graphics manager of the eastern division. Mike Huey has been promoted to the technical graphics ma…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has promoted Lee Kluttz

    March 9, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted Lee Kluttz to manager of its manufacturing facility. He has worked at Harper since 1994.…

  • THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — The company has promoted Greg DeFisher

    March 9, 2006
    THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — The company has promoted Greg DeFisher to chief executive officer. He is the first non-Freeman family member chosen to lead the company as president or CEO.…

  • ETIPOL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Taastrup, Denmark — Preben Hadberg

    March 9, 2006
    ETIPOL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Taastrup, Denmark — Preben Hadberg has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. He was previously European manager at Avery Dennison Roll Division. He has also been on the Board of Directors at FINAT…

  • DAINIPPON INK & CHEMICALS (DIC), Parsippany, NJ, USA — DIC, the parent company of Sun Chemical Corporation, has elected Naoki Tsuji

    March 9, 2006
    DAINIPPON INK & CHEMICALS (DIC), Parsippany, NJ, USA — DIC, the parent company of Sun Chemical Corporation, has elected Naoki Tsuji and Kazuo Kudo to the board of Sun Chemical. Tsuji takes the position of chairman of the board. Wes Lucas ha…

  • COBURN GRAPHIC FILMS INC., Lakewood, NJ, USA — The company named Guy Leigh VP

    March 9, 2006
    COBURN GRAPHIC FILMS INC., Lakewood, NJ, USA — The company named Guy Leigh VP of sales and marketing. He will direct marketing activities and oversee worldwide sales for Coburn. He previously worked at Dunmore Corporation as director of sales a…

  • AVERY DENNISON RFID, Clinton, SC, USA This business unit of Avery Dennison

    March 9, 2006
    AVERY DENNISON RFID, Clinton, SC, USA — This business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation announced that George Reynolds has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. He will direct all facets of the company’s global RFI…

  • ACUCOTE INC., Graham, NC, USA The company has announced the hiring of Raymond Bud Gray

    March 9, 2006
    ACUCOTE INC., Graham, NC, USA — The company has announced the hiring of Raymond “Bud” Gray to fill the newly created position of business development manager of brand protection.…

  • ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA The company has appointed Will Smith

    March 9, 2006
    ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA — The company has appointed Will Smith to the new role of general manager. He has worked at acpo since 1999 in several positions including production and procurement.…

  • Productivity system

    March 9, 2006
    Productivity system Operon Systems Appleton WI USA Operon Systems has installed its RedHawk productivity system on presses. RedHawk is meant to increase productivity and profits specifically for manufacturing, processing and industrial opera…

  • Digital short run label printer

    March 9, 2006
    Digital short run label printer QuickLabel Systems West Warwick RI USA QuickLabel Systems has introduced the Vivo!, a high speed, direct digital, short run label printer that produces photo quality labels on roll-fed stock. According to the compan…

  • Laser cutting sample

    March 9, 2006
    Laser cutting sample Spartanics Rolling Meadows IL USA Spartanics has made digitally die cut samples of the Spartanics Klemm Laser Cutting System available. The company says the sample packets showcase a variety of special features on a wide…

  • Digital color press

    March 9, 2006
    Digital color press Quality Discount Press Parts and Equipment Egg Harbor Township NJ USA Quality Discount has added the Ilumina Digital Color Press to its product line. The machine is compatible with Mac and PC computers. The company says it comb…

  • Gauging system

    March 9, 2006
    Gauging system NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC Infrared Engineering has announced a cost-reduced version of Pro.Net, a system that combines elements of a PC-based supervisory system with stand-alone “Mission Critical&rdqu…