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  • Self adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Self adhesive Ritrama (UK) Manchester UK The company has developed a range of self-adhesive products for wall decorations, floor coverings, paper borders and tile stickers. Label printers are invited to submit details of their requirements, and t…

  • Curing system

    July 20, 2005
    Curing system Nordson Corporation Amherst OH USA The CoolWave microwave-powered UV curing system provides users with a wider range of focal point options and reduced maintenance requirements. It features durable borosilicate glass reflectors that…

  • Combination press

    July 20, 2005
    Combination press Ko-Pack Corporation of America Williston VT USA The FSL Combination press features up to 11 print stations with flexo, letterpress, rotary screen and hot foil printing. It comes in two web widths and options include CID or…

  • Software

    July 20, 2005
    Software CREO Billerica MA USA UpFront 2.0 software streamlines the flow of data from estimating to production and finishing. New features and enhancements to this version include tighter integration with Preps and the prepress department, export…

  • Pitman hosts NELMA members

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman Company recently held a prepress open house for Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) members at its Totowa, NJ facility, featuring presentations from DuPont, Artwork Systems and Agfa. In addition to the presentations and a Pitman…

  • WS acquires Gorilla Label in Arizona

    July 20, 2005
    WS Packaging Group has purchased the assets of Gorilla Label, a flexographic converting company in Scottsdale, AZ. Gorilla was founded in 1998 by Rick Timone, who remains the head of the new WS division. The operation eventually will move to the cor…

  • RadTech urges clearance

    July 20, 2005
    RadTech urges clearance for UV food contact use Food packaging clearances for direct food contact using UV and EB materials such as coatings, inks and adhesives are being pursued by RadTech, an industry trade association. “Thermally cured so…

  • A&V adds Cortron

    July 20, 2005
    A&V adds Cortron to its product mix Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Cortron eXact flexo exposure systems. The company, based in Bryan, OH, and Fairfield, NJ, is a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printin…

  • Inge Kuschnitzky retires;

    July 20, 2005
    Inge Kuschnitzky retires; founder of I.KELA Inge M. Kuschnitzky, founder of I.KELA Company and current operations manager, retired July 31. Kuschnitzky started the company in the Philadelphia area in 1985 as one of the first distributors of UV cur…

  • Wal-Mart pushes

    July 20, 2005
    Wal-Mart has announced that it will require its top 100 suppliers to begin using RFID technology at the case and pallet level by January 2005. Linda Dillman, senior vice president and chief information officer for the company, made the announcement a…

  • Sun Chemical opens

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical opens ink plant in Poland Sun Chemical Corporation, the world’s largest ink manufacturer, has opened a plant in the Polish city of Marki, near Warsaw. “Poland is an important center for the media, printing and packaging, a…

  • Stork Materials lines up

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Materials lines up two US distributors Stork Materials Technology, a manufacturer of anilox rolls located in Milwaukee, WI, has reached an agreement with JV Imaging Systems (JVIS) of Princeton, MA, and Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA) of San…

  • Technicote to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Technicote to distribute for Valéron materials Valéron Strength Films, a Houston-based producer of film substrates, has formed a distributor partnership with Technicote Inc., of Miamisburg, OH. Technicote, a provider of pressure sens…

  • AET Films centralizes

    July 20, 2005
    AET Films centralizes operations in Delaware Better service and greater efficiencies were cited as motivations for AET Films to centralize their North American customer service staff in New Castle, DE. The company’s new customer service opera…

  • Webex Inc. acquires

    July 20, 2005
    Webex Inc. acquires Wisconsin roll maker Webex Inc., a manufacturer of rolls and custom web handling machinery located in Neenah, WI, has purchased Fox Companies Machining Inc., a roll manufacturer and specialty machine shop located in Greenville,…

  • Two firms receive

    July 20, 2005
    Two firms receive ISO 9001:2000 status Two companies that serve the narrow web industry have been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification. SICPA North America’s packaging inks manufacturing plant in Prescott, ON, has been audited and registered.…

  • Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada

    July 20, 2005
    Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada Canflexographics Ltd., of Brampton, ON, and Mark Andy have announced the signing of an agreement appointing Canflexographics its exclusive sales agent for Canada (excluding British Columbia). Mark Andy, bas…

  • MECA expands its engraving capabilities

    July 20, 2005
    MECA expands its engraving capabilities MECA & Technology Machine Inc., of Green Bay, WI, has expanded its mechanical engraving capabilities and services following the acquisition of equipment from the former Southern Flexographic/Coatings Divis…

  • Daetwyler to market

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler to market Rotocolor presses Max Daetwyler Corporation, Huntersville, NC, has been named US distributor of Rotocolor printing presses, manufactured in Switzerland. Rotocolor machines are designed with modular inserts for quick changeover…

  • Labelexpo adds 4th day

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo adds 4th day to 2004 Chicago show Tarsus Group, the British company that produces Labelexpo Americas, has expanded the 2004 exhibition from three days to four, citing increasing demand from exhibitors and visitors. The show, originally s…

  • GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep Italian press manufacturer GiDue has appointed QAM Inc. to represent its interests in North America. QAM, based in Herndon, VA, buys, sells and brokers printing, converting and packaging machinery. T…

  • Weber Marking adds presence in France

    July 20, 2005
    Weber Marking adds presence in France Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL, has acquired K-Roll/Etik Industrie, of Toulouse, France. The French company manufactures labels and distributes labeling and coding equipment. Weber manufactures ind…

  • Arcar Graphics is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), of Morganton, NC, recently signed an agreement to acquire Arcar Graphics, a subsidiary of Flint Ink North America Corporation. The transaction was expected to close at the end of August. Arcar Graph…

  • Mark Andy & MPS

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy & MPS dissolve partnership Citing a diversification of strategic interests, Mark Andy and MPS have mutually agreed to end their three-year technology partnership, which saw the US company undertake sales and service responsibilities o…

  • Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing

    July 20, 2005
    Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing The inaugural issue of Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO), a global magazine devoted to the growing trend of medical device and in-vitro diagnostics outsource manufacturing, is available from Rodman Publish…

  • Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier Graphic Solutions Inc. (GSI), of Burr Ridge, IL, has purchased the assets of BKL Inc., of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. BKL manufactures electroluminescent lamps (EL). GSI produces PS labels, aluminum namepla…

  • Allied Gear ceases

    July 20, 2005
    Allied Gear & Machine Co. of St. Louis, MO, has ceased manufacturing printing presses and has laid off its employees, according to a company official. The official, who asked not to be identified, says that Allied Gear’s owner “has t…

  • Channeled Resources opens on East Coast

    July 20, 2005
    Channeled Resources opens on East Coast The products of MaraTech International & Channeled Resources, of Wausau, WI, are now available from a plant in Holliston, MA. The companies provide high quality B-grade substrates. MaraTech/Channeled Reso…

  • Recycling firm focuses

    July 20, 2005
    Recycling firm focuses on adhesive foil stocks Connecticut Metal Industries has developed a proprietary process for recycling of adhesive-coated tapes and labels, according to VP Bill Bailey. The company, based in Monroe, CT, has recovered 12 mill…

  • Premier Sales launched

    July 20, 2005
    Premier Sales launched as narrow web supplier Premier Sales Ltd., of Wakefield, RI, was incorporated in the summer of 2003. The company serves the prepress, printing and converting segments of the packaging graphics manufacturing industry. The fou…

  • Kopco Graphics buys Premiere Labels

    July 20, 2005
    Kopco Graphics buys Premiere Labels Kopco Graphics Inc., of Cincinnati, has acquired the assets of Premiere Labels, of Sarasota, FL. The acquisition is the first for Kopco, a narrow web converting company founded in 1989. According to Doug Kopp, pr…

  • Specialty Ink

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Products attract attention when packaging inks display unusual characteristics.

  • Process Color

    July 20, 2005
    An examination of three variables that affect color reproduction.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Taylor Made Labels

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    An Oregon family's converting business shares the wealth with employee owners.

  • It’s a long trail a-winding

    July 20, 2005
    It’s a long trail a-winding to spread the digital gospel This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry’s largest ever European road show. T…

  • Scitex downgrades

    July 20, 2005
    Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…

  • SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL, Charlotte, NC — Steven Nass

    July 20, 2005
    SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL, Charlotte, NC — Steven Nass and Matthew Mangum won the 2003 Phoenix Challenge, a flexographic skills contest held at The Harpe…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Alicia Rι

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Alicia Ré has been appointed sales manager for Latin America.…

  • SARTOMER, Exton, PA — Steve Edwards

    July 20, 2005
    SARTOMER, Exton, PA — Steve Edwards has joined as business and marketing development manager for the Asia Pacific region.…

  • RENAISSANCE MARK, Denver, CO — Holly Valkama

    July 20, 2005
    RENAISSANCE MARK, Denver, CO — Holly Valkama has been hired as senior vice president of operations. Craig Groendyk has joined as vice president of operations.…

  • PROPHETEER INTERNATIONAL, Lake Zurick, IL — Kim Tanis

    July 20, 2005
    PROPHETEER INTERNATIONAL, Lake Zurick, IL — Kim Tanis has been appointed regional sales manager.…

  • PRINTXCEL, Englewood, CO — David Del Brocco

    July 20, 2005
    PRINTXCEL, Englewood, CO — David Del Brocco has joined as vice president of regional sales. He will work out of Orlando, FL.…

  • PCMC, Green Bay, WI — Charles S. Baer

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC, Green Bay, WI — Charles S. Baer has become a director. Robert A. Mathews was elected to the newly created position of vice president, business and strategic process development.…

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRINTING INK MANUFACTURERS, Woodbridge, NJ — Jeffrey Koppelman,

    July 20, 2005
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRINTING INK MANUFACTURERS, Woodbridge, NJ — Jeffrey Koppelman, president of Gans Ink and Supply Company, was elected president of the association.…

  • MACDERMID PRINTING SOLUTIONS, Atlanta — Pat Janssen

    July 20, 2005
    MACDERMID PRINTING SOLUTIONS, Atlanta — Pat Janssen is returning to the company as vice president and general manager of the packaging division.…

  • LATRAN TECHNOLOGIES, Bedford, MA — John Huber

    July 20, 2005
    LATRAN TECHNOLOGIES, Bedford, MA — John Huber has joined as area sales manager for the Central and Southwest. He will be based in the Dallas, TX area.…

  • LASTRA AMERICA/ WESTERN LITHOTECH, Danbury, CT — Paul Schunk

    July 20, 2005
    LASTRA AMERICA/ WESTERN LITHOTECH, Danbury, CT — Paul Schunk has been named production manager. John J. Hsu has joined the company as the engineering/maintenance manager. Jonathan Goodin was appointed new methods manager. All will b…

  • JLS AUTOMATION, York, PA — Gary Dessen

    July 20, 2005
    JLS AUTOMATION, York, PA — Gary Dessen has joined as director of technology for the company’s Printing Solutions Group.…

  • JLS AUTOMATION, York, PA — Gary Dessen

    July 20, 2005
    JLS AUTOMATION, York, PA — Gary Dessen has joined as director of technology for the company’s Printing Solutions Group.…

  • JETRION, Ann Arbor, MI — The executive leadership team has been announced. Key members include Kenneth Stack, president; Gary Swager,

    July 20, 2005
    JETRION, Ann Arbor, MI — The executive leadership team has been announced. Key members include Kenneth Stack, president; Gary Swager, vice president of integrated solutions; Paul Edwards, technical director; Sean Skelly, director of product man…