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  • CCL acquires Lucas-Insertco

    July 20, 2005
    CCL acquires Lucas-Insertco The Label Division of CCL Industries Inc., Toronto, has acquired the shares of Lucas-Insertco, which manufactures consumer instructional leaflets, commonly known as “inserts” and “outserts”, for th…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Adams & Tapp

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Two award-winning converters from Canada form a powerful bond.

  • Coupon Construction

    Kevin Rea || July 20, 2005
    Constructing coupons successfully requires a careful and knowledgeable approach.

  • Mid-Year Economic Report

    July 20, 2005
    Both good times and bad times for narrow web converters make for no pattern during a tough economy.

  • Creo Combines Operations

    July 20, 2005
    Creo combines operations in key sectors Creo Middle East and Africa is consolidating its prepress manufacturing and supply activities with those of Creo Europe. By combining the two organizations, Creo says it can make greater use of the existing…

  • Upgrade for Raflatac’s

    July 20, 2005
    Upgrade for Raflatac’s Spanish coating plant After a year’s planning and reorganization, a redesigned factory for Raflatac Iberica SA is now fully operational. The Spanish subsidiary of the label stock group is located just outside of…

  • Large UK retail chain boosts RFID tagging for clothing

    July 20, 2005
    Large UK retail chain boosts RFID tagging for clothing The long term future of RFID tags and labels obviously depends on gaining sufficient volumes to drive down unit and system operating costs. The fact that Marks & Spencer will apply RFID tags…

  • Innovative Boston label printer applies a name change

    July 20, 2005
    Innovative Boston label printer applies a name change Thousands of converters supply self-adhesive labels in Europe, but only a handful both print and apply labels. One that does is Sutterton Label Printers and Packaging (SLPP), a privately owned co…

  • Upbeat Irish packaging group buys Spiralkote

    July 20, 2005
    Upbeat Irish packaging group buys Spiralkote After posting “record” results for the year ending December 2002, the Irish-owned Clondalkin Group is now assimilating its first US foil and laminate producer. Spiralkote, based in Orlando, FL…

  • How much doom and gloom in the UK label industry?

    July 20, 2005
    Industry-wide surveys from commercial enterprises often make good copy. Some reader caution is necessary, however, when they are as doom-laden as the latest labeling report from Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. “Zero growth, sliding profits and escalat…

  • Don Davenport

    July 20, 2005
    Donald L. Davenport, founder and chairman of Mid South Graphics, in Nashville, TN, died April 8 in Naples, FL, from complications following heart surgery. He was 73 years old. A resident of St. Louis and Nashville, Davenport was a well known industr…

  • VALERON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston — Joseph Lambert

    July 20, 2005
    VALERON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston — Joseph Lambert has been hired as product sales manager for the Specialty Films division.…

  • UNILUX, Saddle Brook, NJ — Kirk Nell

    July 20, 2005
    UNILUX, Saddle Brook, NJ — Kirk Nell has been named sales manager of the Asia and Pacific rim. He will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.…

  • SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN — David Lotterer

    July 20, 2005
    SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN — David Lotterer has been added as sales representative for the mid-eastern United States.…

  • SCALAR TECHNOLOGIES, Livingston, England — Steve Tomlinson

    July 20, 2005
    SCALAR TECHNOLOGIES, Livingston, England — Steve Tomlinson has been appointed director of sales and marketing.…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Andrew Wright

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Andrew Wright has been appointed western regional sales manager.…

  • RDP MARATHON, Montreal, Canada — Geoffrey Symanek

    July 20, 2005
    RDP MARATHON, Montreal, Canada — Geoffrey Symanek has been appointed as southern region sales manager.…

  • PRINTCAFE SOFTWARE, Pittsburgh — Filip Buyse

    July 20, 2005
    PRINTCAFE SOFTWARE, Pittsburgh — Filip Buyse has been promoted to vice president of worldwide sales.…

  • PINNACLE LABEL, Lackawanna, NY — Paul Luneke

    July 20, 2005
    PINNACLE LABEL, Lackawanna, NY — Paul Luneke has been hired as Midwest regional sales manager.…

  • NORDSON, Duluth, GA — Steve Shelby

    July 20, 2005
    NORDSON, Duluth, GA — Steve Shelby has been promoted to end user sales manager, North America, for the Packaging and Product Assembly division.…

  • MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO — John Cavey

    July 20, 2005
    MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO — John Cavey has joined as the manager of sales administration for the Mark Andy and Comco brands.…

  • LAMART CORPORATION, Clifton, NJ — Jonathan Hirsh

    July 20, 2005
    LAMART CORPORATION, Clifton, NJ — Jonathan Hirsh has joined as mid-Atlantic regional sales representative, responsible for sales in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, southern New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania.…

  • HARPER, Charlotte, NC — Margie Harper Kluttz

    July 20, 2005
    HARPER, Charlotte, NC — Margie Harper Kluttz has been promoted to the position of executive vice president. Todd Luman has been appointed to the newly created position of customer product advocate.…

  • ESKO-GRAPHICS, Kennesaw, GA — Paul Angelsky

    July 20, 2005
    ESKO-GRAPHICS, Kennesaw, GA — Paul Angelsky has been announced as industry development manager.…

  • ECONO PRODUCTS, Rochester, NY — Robert Merrill

    July 20, 2005
    ECONO PRODUCTS, Rochester, NY — Robert Merrill has been named vice president of sales and marketing.…

  • DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Minneapolis — Printing instructor Pete Rivard

    July 20, 2005
    DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Minneapolis — Printing instructor Pete Rivard was honored with the Julian Anderson Outstanding Graphic Arts Educator of the Year Award for 2002.…

  • THE D&K GROUP, Elk Grove Village, IL — Nigel Mison

    July 20, 2005
    THE D&K GROUP, Elk Grove Village, IL — Nigel Mison has been hired as national sales manager.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC — Scott Prina

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC — Scott Prina has been announced as managing director of Creo Japan.…

  • BOSCH REXROTH, Hoffman Estates, IL — Steven D. Roberts

    July 20, 2005
    BOSCH REXROTH, Hoffman Estates, IL — Steven D. Roberts was named senior vice president. Ernst Iseli has assumed the role of vice president and general manager in the Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies business unit. Bill Demuth was named d…

  • Finishing machine

    July 20, 2005
    Finishing machine Matik North America West Hartford CT USA The SMAG Comet label finishing machine for digital label finishing performs a variety of functions: It can be used as a full-function inspection slitter-rewinder, as a blank label producti…

  • Roll handling

    July 20, 2005
    Roll handling Tilt-Lock St. Michael MN USA The Tip Lift Fork Truck Attachment is available for mounting on most electric fork trucks. The capacity of the tip lift is up to 900 lbs. and is dependent on the face width of the roll to be handled. The…

  • Diecutter

    July 20, 2005
    Diecutter Kempsmith Machine Milwaukee WI USA The In-line Rotary Diecutter eliminates changing cutting cylinders when the repeat length is changed. Cutting cylinders are sized to the maximum repeat length of the printing press. Repeat length change…

  • Software

    July 20, 2005
    Software Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Label Traxx is a management information system that gives the user bid control power. It features a spreadsheet- like screen where profit margin percentages, selling price, labor and overhead can be ind…

  • Digital products

    July 20, 2005
    Digital products Xeikon International Lier Belgium The company introduced version 3.6 of the IntelliStream digital front-end, a workflow product for digital printing. New features include an easy-to-use calibrator, RIP improvements, a new set of a…

  • Transponders

    July 20, 2005
    Transponders Rafsec Tampere Finland These packaged RFID transponders can withstand the rigors of the injection moulding process. The transponders allow the production of smart plastic crates and pallets where the transponder is embedded within the…

  • Scanning varnish

    July 20, 2005
    Scanning varnish UVitec Lodi NJ USA Scanning varnish #14147-17 is for letterpress applications and is well suited for pharmaceutical labels, check printing, and any other application requiring high security varnish. The manufacturing process suspe…

  • Matte coating

    July 20, 2005
    Matte coating Rad-Cure Fairfield NJ USA Rad-Kote 334M is a UV curable, flexo/screen matte coating for rotary or flat screen applications on both paper and plastics. It cures rapidly to a smooth, tough matte coating. 973-808-1002 fax 973-808-68…

  • Digital imager

    July 20, 2005
    Digital imager Esko-Graphics Gent Belgium The CDI Advance is a newly engineered digital imager, allowing for dual use of plates and sleeves. It is available in three productivity levels: the CDI Advance 15, the CDI Advance 25, and the CDI Ad…

  • Static

    July 20, 2005
    Static neutralizer Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA The Virtual AC Intelligent Static Neutralizing system offers a modular design that provides easy plug-and-play set-up and installation. The design allows converters to connect multiple neutra…

  • Polyester

    July 20, 2005
    Polyester FLEXcon Spencer MA USA JETbond 41218 is a one mil, clear, UV blocking, overlaminating polyester designed to extend the life of digitally printed graphics for outdoor POP applications. It is coated with a clear, permanent PS acrylic adhes…

  • Adhesive tape

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesive tape Tyco Adhesives Norwood MA USA The company’s 3281A Double-Coated Adhesive Tape features a silicone PSA on the air side of a 0.5 mil clear polyester film carrier and an acrylic PSA on the liner side, with a paper liner and differ…

  • Color delivery system

    July 20, 2005
    Color delivery system Environmental Inks and Coatings Morganton NC USA The Pro Plus System is the synergy of water based inks with a spectrally generated color database and the Anilox Aware formulation software. Pro Plus can replace all general-pu…

  • Washing machine

    July 20, 2005
    Washing machine Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA The Renzmann High-Pressure Washing Machine Type HA is a closed, automatic spray jet washing machine for cleaning of anilox rollers, anilox sleeves and gravure cylinders. Made of stainless steel, th…

  • Software

    July 20, 2005
    Software Creo Vancouver BC Canada Preps 4.2 software supports the latest versions of QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word and Macromedia FreeHand design software. This version offers a numb…

  • Coating vehicle, additive

    July 20, 2005
    Coating vehicle, additive ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Santel 180-7H is designed with good adhesion and abrasion resistance properties for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. This coating and ink vehicle covers a range of surfaces, including po…

  • Laminating system

    July 20, 2005
    Laminating system Bielomatik Neuffen Germany TTL-100V is a laminating system for smart labels and smart tickets. It provides efficient production of two- and three-layer RFID products and is offered at a low investment cost. High productivity is p…

  • Film

    July 20, 2005
    Film AET Films New Castle DE USA HOTR-2 film is developed for fresh-cut produce packaging. It offers oxygen transmission rates of 175—325 cc/ 100 in2/24 hours in laminations to polyethylene. The film’s breathability performance is bas…

  • Coating with low tack adhesion

    July 20, 2005
    Coating with low tack adhesion Transilwrap Chicago IL USA A new proprietary coating for printable plastics and films gives plastics a low tack adhesion capability without any apparent tack. It is suited for sign and POP applications and adheres t…

  • Digital prepress

    July 20, 2005
    Digital prepress workflow Dupont Wilmington DE USA This digital prepress workflow includes dry thermal plate processing using Cyrel FAST platemaking technology. Used for flexo platemaking, Cyrel FAST eliminates processing solvents and lengthy dr…

  • Digital label stock

    July 20, 2005
    Digital label stock Raflatac Fletcher NC USA The company has introduced a range of roll-to-roll digital label printing substrates targeted at the HP Indigo Press ws2000 and HP Indigo Press ws4000. The products are formulated with a proprietary to…