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  • 3 Spartanics managers become its owners

    July 20, 2005
    3 Spartanics managers become its owners Three Spartanics executives who have been responsible for managing major segments of the company in recent years assumed ownership in February. The new owners are Tom Kleeman, Bill Gillen, and Tom O’Hara…

  • Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture

    July 20, 2005
    Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical Corporation, of Fort Lee, NJ, USA, announced recently that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemptio…

  • Harper endowment established at Cal Poly

    July 20, 2005
    Harper endowment established at Cal Poly Ron and Katherine Harper, founders of the Harper Corporation of America, have made a donation to the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department’s 60th anniversary fund-raising campaign. Cal Poly State Un…

  • Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID Mark Andy’s “Flexo Focus” Educator Series continues April 27 with a seminar on “In-line RFID Solutions for Today’s Converters”. The event is co-sponsored by Tamarack Prod…

  • NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor

    July 20, 2005
    NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor NDC Infrared Engineering has opened a new demonstration facility at its headquarters in Irwindale, CA, USA. The facility will be used to provide customers with a display and demonstration area for NDC’s…

  • NY converter named

    July 20, 2005
    NY converter named to magazine’s top list Crain’s New York Business magazine named Seal-It, a narrow web converter in Farmingdale, NY, one of the top 200 privately held companies in the New York City region. The list, published in Dece…

  • California printer gets

    July 20, 2005
    California printer gets spotlight on TV show Vintage 99 Label, a converter in Livermore, CA, USA, recently was featured on a television program titled “Heartbeat of America”, which conducts interviews with business owners across the nat…

  • AVT profits, revenues up in record year

    July 20, 2005
    AVT profits, revenues up in record year Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), a provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, enjoyed a successful year, increasing its sales by 24 pe…

  • Vetaphone expands activities in N.America

    July 20, 2005
    Vetaphone expands activities in N.America Vetaphone, the Danish manufacturer of corona discharge surface treating equipment, has established sales relationships with two US companies, Matik North America and Kroenert Corporation. Matik, based in We…

  • Water Ink Technologies celebrates 20 years

    July 20, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies celebrates 20 years Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Early in 1985, Water Ink Technologies began providing water based inks and coatings to narrow web flexo printers.…

  • Gallus moves Screeny

    July 20, 2005
    Gallus moves Screeny to new Swiss plant The Gallus Group will invest 12 million Swiss francs (US$9.9 million) in a new production facility for screen printing plates. The new plant will be located in Herisau, Switzerland, not far from the company&…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins state business award

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins state business award Plastic Suppliers Inc. a manufacturer of plastic films based in Columbus, OH, USA, has been approved for participation as a Merit Site in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company is one of 39 in…

  • New Italian distributor named by GiDue

    July 20, 2005
    New Italian distributor named by GiDue GiDue, a narrow and mid web press manufacturer in Turate, Italy, has named Fabrizio Decio of Outsourcing its new distributor for Italy. Outsourcing, based in Varese, also represents Rollcover, Wink and Nastrif…

  • 4th NELMA Expo

    July 20, 2005
    4th NELMA Expo features seminars and 40 suppliers The North East Label Manufactur-ers Association (NELMA) will hold Label Manufacturers Expo IV, its fourth annual trade show and networking conference on May 12 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgew…

  • Multi-Color acquires

    July 20, 2005
    One of the largest label industry acquisitions in the recent past occurred in late January when Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, bought NorthStar Print Group from Journal Communications, of Milwaukee. The purchase price, excludin…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Lauterbach Group

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A Wisconsin converter focuses on its people, and invites suppliers on a grand tour.

  • Advances in Flexography

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    From mechanical to electronic and digital, flexo redefines its boundaries.

  • RFID & the Label Converter

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A special series of articles updating the RFID issues facing the industry: RFID and the Label Converter , RFID and Mandates, and Item Level Tagging, by Leah Genuario; RFID and Static Electricity by Jay Perry of Simco Industrial Static Control.

  • Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools

    July 20, 2005
    Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools Artwork Systems Group plans to integrate its Enfocus Software subsidiary even further within the group. The respective R&D departments will work together on future prepress workflow develop…

  • Herma joins

    July 20, 2005
    Herma joins Licon RFID alliance Herma, a Stuttgart-based supplier of smart labels and label applicators, has joined Licon Logistics. The internationally active RFID working group was formed in 2003 by Siemens Business Services and the logistics spe…

  • Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes

    July 20, 2005
    Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes Overt or covert security related inks play a pivotal role in the constant fight against counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals. With this in mind, InkSure Technologies has teamed up with Secur…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair cut anilox lead times An alliance between GiDue and Praxair Surface Technologies means that customers of the Italian press manufacturer receive their anilox rolls within one to two weeks. Praxair produces the GiDue anilox rollers…

  • Punch takes AIM

    July 20, 2005
    Punch International, the Belgian owner of Xeikon, plans to float its graphics division on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London before the first half of this year. It will retain its Euronext Brussels listing. The new listing will give mo…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA — Scott Fisher

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA — Scott Fisher has been promoted to chief operating officer.…

  • UTECO, Verona, Italy — Aldo Peretti

    July 20, 2005
    UTECO, Verona, Italy — Aldo Peretti has been named CEO. Alessandro Pistoni has been appointed product operational manager.…

  • SUN CHEMICAL, Fort Lee, NJ, USA — John Luppino,

    July 20, 2005
    SUN CHEMICAL, Fort Lee, NJ, USA — John Luppino, general manager, will lead Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit.…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mike Sabatini

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mike Sabatini has been appointed Northeast marketing manager. He will be based near New York City.…

  • ROGERS CORPORATION, Rogers, CT, USA — Kurt Frisch

    July 20, 2005
    ROGERS CORPORATION, Rogers, CT, USA — Kurt Frisch Jr. has been named engineering manager of the Elastomer Components Sales and Service Center.…

  • PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA — Chandra Sinclair

    July 20, 2005
    PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA — Chandra Sinclair has joined as account manager in the Los Angeles office. Kelly Walsh has been named placement coordinator for the Orange County, CA office. Bernie Kearns has been assigned to the Chicago office as…

  • THE PRINT COUNCIL, Greenwich, CT, USA — Martin Maloney,

    July 20, 2005
    THE PRINT COUNCIL, Greenwich, CT, USA — Martin Maloney, chairman, Broadford & Maloney, has been named executive director.…

  • PREPRESS TRAINING SOLUTION, Bloomington, IN, USA — Amy Shock

    July 20, 2005
    PREPRESS TRAINING SOLUTION, Bloomington, IN, USA — Amy Shock has joined the company as director of marketing.…

  • NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH, USA — Bill Woodyard

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH, USA — Bill Woodyard has been promoted to executive VP and general manager. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for manufacturing, finance, engineering and human resources.…

  • MARK ANDY, Chesterfield, MO, USA — Michael Pfaff

    July 20, 2005
    MARK ANDY, Chesterfield, MO, USA — Michael Pfaff has been named director, paperboard and folding carton press sales for the Comco product division.…

  • JM HEAFORD, Cheshire, England — Gary Zima

    July 20, 2005
    JM HEAFORD, Cheshire, England — Gary Zima has been appointed installation and service engineer. His territory covers Canada, the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. He will be based in Midland, NC.…

  • HARPER, Charlotte, NC, USA — Steve Congdon

    July 20, 2005
    HARPER, Charlotte, NC, USA — Steve Congdon has been appointed chief engineer. Art Ehrenberg has been named vice president of manufacturing operations for the Charlotte and Green Bay, WI, facilities.…

  • GMG, Tuebingen, Germany — Jo Maessen

    July 20, 2005
    GMG, Tuebingen, Germany — Jo Maessen has been appointed to open a subsidiary in Benelux.…

  • ECKART AMERICA, Painesville, OH, USA — Joseph Perdue

    July 20, 2005
    ECKART AMERICA, Painesville, OH, USA — Joseph Perdue has been named product manager - graphic arts.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Dominic Ibarra

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Dominic Ibarra has been appointed as flexo sales specialist of Creo America.…

  • APEX DEUTSCHLAND, Kevelaer, Germany — Michael Seitz

    July 20, 2005
    APEX DEUTSCHLAND, Kevelaer, Germany — Michael Seitz has joined the company. He will be responsible for technical sales of anilox rolls in the southern region of Germany.…

  • ALL STICK LABEL, Bolton, ON, USA — Charles MacLean

    July 20, 2005
    ALL STICK LABEL, Bolton, ON, USA — Charles MacLean has been named president and CEO. Stacy Daly has been announced VP of operations.…

  • Scanning system

    July 20, 2005
    Scanning system Lumetrics Rochester NY USA The OptiGauge gauging system, for film thickness measurement, has been combined with a new off-line scanning system. OptiGauge employs optical technology to measure absolute thickness to an accuracy of &p…

  • Cold foil

    July 20, 2005
    Cold foil Amagic Holographics Irvine CA USA Koldfoil MX is available in silver, blue, red, green, violet and three hues of gold. It can be used for the wet or dry lamination cold foil printing process. 215-234-8344 fax 215-234-8299 www.gocol…

  • Gravure press

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure press Novaflex Carol Stream IL USA The Biva model press is for narrow to mid-web short run gravure. Initial and repeat order set up time is fast due to the electronic line shaft and enhanced register control system. The press can use gravu…

  • Substrate portfolios

    July 20, 2005
    Substrate portfolios Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The company has introduced Fasson Preferred Portfolios, organized by application and product type. Converters can select from more than 25 newly-developed portfolios…

  • Heat activated anilox cleaner

    July 20, 2005
    Heat activated anilox cleaner Stork Materials Technology Milwaukee WI USA Stork HA is an anilox cleaner that is heat activated. At temperatures at or around 140° F, elements of the cleaning chemistry are activated. Once activated, these elemen…

  • RFID applicator

    July 20, 2005
    RFID applicator Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA The RFID applicator places RFID transponders under pre-printed labels. Transponders can be applied to labels at rates from 5,000 to 20,000 labels per hour. On board RFID readers ensure the readability…

  • Prepress

    July 20, 2005
    Prepress Esko-Graphics Ghent, Belgium Together with M.Y. PrinTech, the company announced it will integrate FMsix technology with InkWizard. The InkWizard module, a component of the Scope workflow, converts jobs to any target color space. FMsix is…

  • Tapes

    July 20, 2005
    Tapes Avery Dennison Specialty Tape Division Painesville OH USA The division has introduced a family of adhesive backed aluminum foil tapes. The tapes are available with two, five and 10 mil aluminum foil face stocks and can be either rubber or a…

  • Bar code inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Bar code inspection BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA The LS100 and LS200 are in-line laser bar code verification systems designed for verification of bar codes produced using a variety of printing processes. They perform 100 percent inspection in real…

  • EB curable

    July 20, 2005
    EB curable adhesive Rad-Cure Fairfield NJ USA EB17A is an electron beam curable adhesive that has been designed for cold foil transfer and lamination of various thin films. It offers good adhesion to metalized films in cold foil transfer applica…