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  • Freedonia reports increased global demand for PS tapes

    Freedonia reports increased global demand for PS tapes

    June 4, 2014
    Demand is expected to increase 5% annually to more than 50 billion square meters through 2018.

  • Bemis receives DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

    June 4, 2014
    The award-winning The Hillshire Brands Heat FreshT package combines films and features to control moisture, heat and pressure during microwaving.

  • Creating brand personality with beverage packaging

    Creating brand personality with beverage packaging

    Lanie Dattilo || June 3, 2014
    In the beverage aisle, you’re surrounded by colorful, bright, and eye-catching labels and packaging. Which do you choose?

  • Harper gears up for event in New Jersey

    June 3, 2014
    The next Harper Roadshow will be held June 12 in Somerset.

  • Brazil's Flexcoat Labels adds another Gallus press

    June 3, 2014
    The converter's fourth Gallus, the RCS 430 is equipped with five flexographic, six offset and six screen-printing stations.

  • The Xeikon Café

    The Xeikon Café

    June 3, 2014
    At its headquarters in Belgium, the digital press maker hosted both printers and print buyers for three days of education and demonstrations.

  • Global Inkjet Systems announces support for Xaar

    June 3, 2014
    The new HIB-XR-1002 is in production and shipping to customers now.

  • Lightning Labels announces photo contest

    June 3, 2014
    Voting for winners takes place directly on Facebook, enabling sharing across Facebook itself and another social networks.

  • AWA announces first-ever Sleeve Label Awards

    June 3, 2014
    The 2015 AWA Sleeve Label Awards competition will be open for entries later this year.

  • Debating release liner

    Debating release liner's 'afterlife'

    June 2, 2014
    Different elements of the label value chain addressed recycling initiatives at this year's FINAT Technical Seminar.

  • G3 Enterprises adds custom Nilpeter press

    June 2, 2014
    The new press includes auto side-to-side registration and expanded print capabilities including flat foil and emboss tooling.

  • Avery Dennison Select Solutions™ Reclosure Portfolio:

    Avery Dennison Select Solutions™ Reclosure Portfolio:

    June 2, 2014
    Cost-saving pressure-sensitive reclosures offer convenience and versatility

  • TRAVELING KNIFE

    TRAVELING KNIFE

    June 2, 2014
    AZCO Corporation has designed a shear cut traveling knife assembly ideal for material 1400 mm wide and 3 mm-55 mm thick.  This cut-to-length unit is built to feed the material all the way through the knife assembly.  A precision ground u…

  • MOBILE PRINTERS

    June 2, 2014
    Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global supplier of products designed to provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations’ patients, clinicians and assets, has announced updates to its healthcare portfolio, including its mobile speci…

  • HANDHELD PRINTER

    June 2, 2014
    Brady has announced the release of the BMP21-LAB handheld label printer. Combining a tough exterior with smart printing capabilities, this portable printer is designed for in-the-lab labeling of slides, straws, dishware, bottles, vials and tubes. &l…

  • FOOD SAFETY LABELING

    June 2, 2014
    Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), a manufacturer of integrated identification products for the hospitality industry, will showcase the latest in automated food safety labeling technology with the release of its FreshMar…

  • VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT

    June 2, 2014
    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories Inc., a viscosity measurement and control manufacturer, had its AST-100 Viscometer on display at the FTA Print Trade Show which was held April 28-29 in Baltimore, MD, USA. The AST is designed to provide stable repe…

  • ADHESIVE TECHNOLOGY

    June 2, 2014
    Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have introduced its SunLam lamination adhesives range. The SunLam family of performance lamination adhesives were initially developed by DIC for the demanding Asian market to offer optimal performance, even w…

  • KYOCERA PRINTHEAD SUPPORT

    KYOCERA PRINTHEAD SUPPORT

    June 2, 2014
    Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a developer of software, drivers, firmware and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads, has announced that it can now support the two-color 300dpi Kyocera KJ4-03T printhead. GIS has designed a new mini Head Interf…

  • SMART LABELING SYSTEM

    June 2, 2014
    Leitz, a premium office products brand, has announced the availability of its flagship Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System. The Leitz Icon printer is equipped with mobile connectivity and drop-in label cartridges. Most small businesses maintain their co…

  • PET BOTTLE RECOVERY

    June 2, 2014
    Sleever International has launched the first shrink sleeve made from low-density PET, which enables recovering of used PET bottles. According to the company, the non-alcoholic beverage market for which the use of PET bottles associated with shrink sl…

  • DESKTOP PRINTER

    DESKTOP PRINTER

    June 2, 2014
    Bixolon Co. Ltd., a global manufacturer of POS receipt, mobile and bar code label printers, has announced its new thermal transfer/direct thermal desktop label printer, the SLP-TX420. The Energy Star certified SLP-TX420 features a 74m printing rib…

  • FOOD TOPCOATING

    June 2, 2014
    Ritrama has released a range of self-adhesive food labeling materials, which includes two polypropylene films, two polyethylenes and a coated paper. All these face materials, including the films which feature the specialist coating (TCF) and the…

  • DETACHABLE LABELS

    DETACHABLE LABELS

    June 2, 2014
    Schreiner MediPharm’s Pharma-Comb Single Wrap (SW) label, a new member of the Pharma-Comb product family, is designed to allow a more reliable, simpler syringe dispensing and administration process through a combination of elements that enha…

  • RELEASE PAPERS

    June 2, 2014
    Twin Rivers Paper Company has announced the addition of heavyweight and silicone two-sided liners to its Alliance Release portfolio, designed to deliver versatility and choice to high-quality converters, laminators and end-users. Specifically, Twin R…

  • BLACK LASER-MARKABLE MATERIAL

    BLACK LASER-MARKABLE MATERIAL

    June 2, 2014
    Polyonics has developed a black laser-markable label material for applications involving high temperatures and harsh environments. The new XF-537 combines a high temperature and dimensionally stable polyimide film together with a durable cross-lin…

  • SECURITY LABEL

    June 2, 2014
    Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. has introduced Fujifilm Forge Guard for the first time in the US. Forge Guard is a security label offering manufacturers in the garment, machinery and automobile parts industries a new alternative for their…

  • KNIFEHOLDER

    June 2, 2014
    Maxcess Internaional has released the Tidland e-Knifeholder. Designed to improve overall slit quality with auto-calibrating side force and blade overlap, this new digital e-Knifeholder is also designed to enhance operator safety with the integration…

  • SUPER THIN OVERLAMINATE

    June 2, 2014
    STA, a global provider of overlamination products, has introduced what it calls “a breakthrough” in its line of overlaminates: the 1106 matte polypropylene super thin. This new, thin non-reflective surface polypropylene product is designe…

  • CORE CUTTER

    June 2, 2014
    Core Systems Innovation has announced the release of its new CM8+ Manual Core Cutter. The newly designed machine has several upgraded features, most notably a locking chuck mechanism that holds used and warped cores in place during the cutting c…

  • BARTENDER SOFTWARE

    June 2, 2014
    Primera Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty printers, has announced it is now providing Seagull Scientific’s award-winning BarTender software for label design and printing with many of its color label printers. BarTender is the world&…

  • HYBRID ADHESIVE

    June 2, 2014
    Avery Dennison has introduced a new hybrid adhesive called S8039 for durable goods labeling. Available via the Mix & Match service, it allows customers to choose from a wide range of different face-materials and release liners, meeting specific p…

  • Speak your customer’s language to get loyalty

    Mark Lusky || June 2, 2014
    Much has been written about connecting with romantic partners by learning to speak their love language. For some, that love language is about service. Others crave verbal accolades. Still others seek visual affirmations. It’s very similar with…

  • Breaking new ground, records in Baltimore

    Breaking new ground, records in Baltimore

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 2, 2014
    New attendance records were set at The Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2014 Annual Forum, which took place April 27-30 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD, USA. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Breaking New…

  • Recycling Compatible Adhesives

    Recycling Compatible Adhesives

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || June 2, 2014
    Despite a huge push to develop greener adhesives, customers are hesitant to embrace these products.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Label Impressions

    Narrow Web Profile: Label Impressions

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 2, 2014
    With consistency, the right culture and equipment upgrades, this California converter is expanding into new markets.

  • Bag in a Bottle

    Bag in a Bottle

    June 2, 2014
    Toleriane Ultra is a skincare product from La Roche-Posay, which provides intense soothing care to hypersensitive and allergic skin. Its packaging combines an innovative bag-in-bottle system with a special airless pump to protect this lotion, wh…

  • Pharma Labels: What doesn’t kill you will make you wealthy

    Pharma Labels: What doesn’t kill you will make you wealthy

    June 2, 2014
    In 2002, a documentary called Spellbound followed a group of school-age children as they trained and competed in a national spelling bee. The students worked endlessly in preparation for the event, memorizing and learning the origins of thousands of…

  • Time and Temperature

    June 2, 2014
    Technology marches on for critical detection of temperature change and elapsed time.

  • It’s all about people

    June 2, 2014
    People really do make a difference. Sure, when we talk about driving change to more sustainable practices, it’s stewardship. But, at the end of the day, it is focus and commitment by individuals that effect change.  There are several stori…

  • Could this be the next revolution?

    Could this be the next revolution?

    June 2, 2014
    For more than ten years people in the PS label industry have been arguing and discussing the digital revolution, and the effects have indeed been revolutionary. But those of us who take a long-term view of technology, politics or indeed life in gener…

  • Cal Poly takes first place at Phoenix Challenge

    Cal Poly takes first place at Phoenix Challenge

    June 2, 2014
    Cal Poly graphic communications students won First Place at the Phoenix Challenge Flexo Packaging Competition on April 26, and were honored in Baltimore, MD, at the FTA Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX. Ten schools and more than 80 students traveled t…

  • Syracuse Label comes to LIFE

    June 2, 2014
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has announced that Liverpool, NY-based Syracuse Label & Surround Printing has become LIFE certified and that the company is the 52nd facility to achieve TLMI LIFE certification. The LIFE program w…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    June 2, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 AFINIA LABEL, Chanhassen, MN, USA – Mike Atkins has joined the company as its national sales manager. ALL PRINTING RESOURCES, INC., Glendale Heights, IL, USA – APR has appoint…

  • REVO team collaborates for ‘Flexo Digital Revolution’

    June 2, 2014
    The “REVO Digital Flexo Revolution” is a new team of seven technology suppliers to the flexo industry whose goal is to digitalize the flexographic process and make it consistent and more cost effective. The team aims to strengthen the ove…

  • Flint Group to host AWA seminar

    June 2, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web will host an AWA sponsored seminar at its Center for Technical Excellence in Plymouth, MN, USA in late June. The workshop, titled Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies, is designed to provide an all-round e…

  • H.B. Fuller opens Center of Excellence

    June 2, 2014
    H.B. Fuller has invested $1 million in a Packaging Center of Excellence at its North American headquarters. The new facility, officially opened April 29, is accessible year-round for packaging engineering and technical services. Despite adhesives&rs…

  • W. Sprague Wise, 76, of Wise Tag & Label Co.

    W. Sprague Wise, 76, of Wise Tag & Label Co.

    June 2, 2014
    W. Sprague Wise, the 76-year-old CEO of Wise Tag & Label Co., Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 16, 2014. Sprague Wise was a long time member of TLMI and was vice president of TLMI for several years. He was instrumental in com…

  • RotoMetrics teams with sales agent in Mexico

    RotoMetrics teams with sales agent in Mexico

    June 2, 2014
    RotoMetrics has announced and introduced its exclusive sales agent for Mexico: Jetrix. Jetrix is headquartered in Mexico City, with sales representatives across Mexico, including Juarez and Guadalajara. Julian Robledo is the Jetrix general manager…

  • PRIMIR Summer Meeting to examine label industry trends

    June 2, 2014
    PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the research arm of NPES, announced its Summer Meeting to be held July 21-23, 2014 in Cleveland, OH, USA. Themed “Print’s Evolution – Changing Markets, Firm…