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  • BOPP FILMS

    April 15, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced the launch of sureFLEX, a series of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films designed for primary and secondary labeling applications. The multi-purpose 2 mil clear films have enhanced flexibility, utilizing the company&rsq…

  • INCREASED TONER CAPACITY

    April 15, 2014
    Primera Technology, Inc. has announced that it has increased the capacity of its cyan, magenta, yellow and black toner cartridges for the company’s CX1200 Digital Label Press and CX1000 Color Label Printer. Toner cartridges for the CX-Series pr…

  • POLYIMIDE LABEL MATERIAL

    April 15, 2014
    Polyonics has introduced a new high-temperature label material that meets the ASTM E595 out-gassing requirements. Along with minimal out-gassing, the new label material XF-528 will also survive the high temperature exposure and chemica…

  • PLATE WASHERS

    April 15, 2014
    The nyloprint Flowline Washer DWT 65 has been designed as a compact, tankless flowline system for processing water washable printing plates, where washout, rinsing, drying and UV-A post exposure are all made automatically in line. The combination is…

  • PRIMERS

    April 15, 2014
    Michelman digital printing primers for HP Indigo and other digital presses are designed to optimize printing results on virtually all substrates including biaxially oriented polypropylene and polyethylene film and paper.  These water-based prime…

  • THERMAL PAPER

    April 15, 2014
    Herma’s self-adhesive materials division has released a new thermal paper: HERMAtherm top M.  Ideally suited for weight and price labeling of pre-packaged foods, it can be coated with all permanent Herma adhesives. HERMAtherm top M has dem…

  • DIRECT THERMAL PAPER LABELS

    April 15, 2014
    Brady has announced the expansion of its industrial identification offering with its new direct thermal paper labels, including a permanent (B-813) option and a removable (B-816) option. As the first direct thermal products from Brady, these labels o…

  • COLOR LED PRINTER

    COLOR LED PRINTER

    April 15, 2014
    Graphic Products has released its first full-color LED printer. The DuraLabel Catalyst was designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs. Catalyst i…

  • ANILOX CLEANING SYSTEM

    April 15, 2014
    Eaglewood Technologies has introduced the Sanilox Anilox Roll Cleaning System. The Sanilox System uses a touch screen interface to clean rolls in-line or off-line. Programming includes features to operate the system in both English and Spanish, and t…

  • ROUGH FRUIT LABELSTOCK

    April 15, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has introduced a new product for labeling rough food produce such as melons, pumpkins and squashes. The new RafFruit Plus labelstock applies a dual approach to product tracing and branding, and incorporates an adhesive spe…

  • Computer-to-Plate Systems

    Computer-to-Plate Systems

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || April 15, 2014
    Manufacturers of today’s systems are squarely focused on providing high-quality images while reducing waste and increasing productivity.

  • Durable Labels

    Durable Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || April 15, 2014
    Labels for this market must combine toughness and reliability with remarkable consistency.

  • Anilox Roll Management

    Anilox Roll Management

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 15, 2014
    Proper care and cleaning of flexo’s “heart” is critical to high quality printing.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Label King

    Narrow Web Profile: Label King

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 15, 2014
    Always striving to learn and improve, this San Diego converter keeps growing.

  • Active Label Technology

    Active Label Technology

    April 15, 2014
    AquaSense, the latest label product from Essentra Packaging, is designed to help maintain and control the moisture content of make-your-own tobacco packs, ensuring the contents stay fresh and do not dry out – giving consumers more control than…

  • Growing your niche

    Growing your niche

    Rock LaManna || April 15, 2014
    When I visited the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo in February, I was looking for hot companies pushing the edge in new technologies. What I discovered was Sohn Manufacturing, a company that’s doing extremely well sticking to its non-digita…

  • Still thinking about Lean?

    Jack Kenny || April 15, 2014
    A few basics about a complex process that could change your bottom line.

  • Going public

    Calvin Frost || April 15, 2014
    For the last month or so I’ve been caught between religion and safety culture.  I’m not sure why, but it’s happened (am I getting older?). I can’t seem to make them connect: one is so subjective and the other totally blac…

  • Getting certified

    Getting certified

    John Penhallow || April 15, 2014
    Some things change: in the recent weeks of unseasonably mild, sunny weather, many citizens of Western Europe have changed over to thinking that maybe global warming isn’t such a bad thing after all. However this early spring has come right on t…

  • Dscoop9 ‘Breaks the Mold’

    Dscoop9 ‘Breaks the Mold’

    April 15, 2014
    This year’s theme of “Break the Mold” featured a personalized educational environment. More than 2,000 HP digital print professionals from around the globe attended the Dscoop9 conference in person (as well as virtually) March 6…

  • Old-school sustainability

    Old-school sustainability

    April 15, 2014
    The TLMI 2014 Converter Meeting focused on business fundamentals – raising revenue, reducing costs and having a plan.

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    April 15, 2014
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Tony Pileggi (1) has joined Anderson & Vreeland Canada as technical sales representative. CLONDALKIN GROUP, Amsterdam – David Lennon and Paddy Mullaney have been promoted to co-CEOs…

  • Label Impressions adds three CEI finishing units

    Label Impressions adds three CEI finishing units

    April 15, 2014
    Label Impressions CEO Jeff Salisbury with one of the new CEI units Label Impressions, a label converter based in Orange, CA, USA, has recently installed three new CEI servo-driven finishing machines, increasing throughput and shortening lead time…

  • Europe’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV installed in UK

    April 15, 2014
    Springfield Solutions, an all-digital UK label and packaging company, has invested in Europe’s first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press. The £570,000 investment in the press doubles the company’s label printing capacity…

  • Fujifilm introduces Forge Guard

    April 15, 2014
    Fujifilm Electronic Materials USA, Inc. has introduced Fujifilm Forge Guard to the US market. Forge Guard is a security label offering manufacturers in the garment, machinery and automobile parts industries a new alternative for brand and anti-counte…

  • RFID market to grow 17% in 2014

    April 15, 2014
    New research conducted by IDTechEx, and published in the report RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024, finds that the RFID market – including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID – will grow from…

  • Durst announces low odor UV inks for food and pharma

    April 15, 2014
    Durst has announced low odor printing for the 13" wide, 7-color Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press. Low odor printing and low migration inks, essential for food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical labels and packaging, are now available e…

  • Polyonics’ new label material meets out-gassing needs

    April 15, 2014
    Polyonics has introduced a new high temperature label material that meets the stringent ASTM E595 out-gassing requirements. Along with minimal out-gassing, the new label material, XF-528 will also survive the high temperature exposure and chemical at…

  • Lofton Label achieves Great Printer Certification

    April 15, 2014
    The Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the association representing the graphic arts communications industry in Iowa, Minnesota. Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, has announced that Lofton Label, a label and packaging company based in Inver Grov…

  • RotoMetrics announces new vice president

    April 15, 2014
    RotoMetrics has announced that Harrison Chien has joined the company as vice president, global marketing and business development. “Harrison brings over 20 years of experience in the printing and label converting industries, with his most…

  • Mühlbauer presents ‘RFID Innovation Days’

    April 15, 2014
    Mühlbauer, a manufacturer of turnkey products for the ID, RFID, and semiconductor industries, is inviting the RFID community to explore future manufacturing technologies at its “RFID Innovation Days,” which will be held at company he…

  • FLEXcon launches sureFLEX

    April 15, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced the launch of sureFLEX, a series of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films designed for primary and secondary labeling applications. The multi-purpose 2 mil clear films have enhanced flexibility, utilizing the company&rsq…

  • Boise Paper invests in PS paper business

    April 15, 2014
    Packaging Corporation of America has announced that its Boise Paper division would increase its commitment to enhancing product performance and capability in support of its growing pressure sensitive paper business in Wallula, WA, USA. The announced…

  • Premier Markings installs Xeikon 3030

    April 15, 2014
    Xeikon has announced that Premier Markings, Inc., a label printer based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3030 digital color press. Premier Markings, which has more than 25 years in the printing and labeling indust…

  • Meech reports continued growth

    April 15, 2014
    Meech International, a supplier of electrostatic control products, has reported a healthy 11% increase in overall sales for its FY2012-13. While there has been steady growth throughout Europe, the company reports a consistently positive performance i…

  • New ownership for KTI

    April 15, 2014
    Keene Technology Inc. (KTI), a manufacturer of automatic splicers and turret rewinders, has announced that Quantum Design Inc. of Loves Park, IL, has taken new ownership of the company. KTI, originally founded in 1985 by John Keene, has decades of ex…

  • Printco moves to larger facility

    Printco moves to larger facility

    April 15, 2014
    Printco’s new building in Pulaski, WI Printco Industries, LLC has recently moved to a larger facility in Pulaski, WI, USA. The company’s sales, service, assembly and manufacturing operations are run out of this location. The lar…

  • I.D. Images wins fourth NEO Success Award

    April 15, 2014
    I.D. Images, a pressure sensitive label converter in Brunswick, OH, USA, has been chosen as a 2014 NEO Success Awards winner. Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of local businesses, the NEO Success Awards program annually recognize…

  • Domino opens new UK customer demo center

    April 15, 2014
    Domino Printing Sciences has reaffirmed its commitment to the digital inkjet print market with €2.2 million investment in a new digital print demonstration center close to its existing headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Barry Few, a longtime Domino…

  • Bemis to close Ohio plant

    April 15, 2014
    Bemis Company, Inc. has announced that it will close its plant in Stow, OH, USA, one of its Pressure Sensitive Materials manufacturing facilities. The company expects this plant closure to improve its market competitiveness and to better position its…

  • L’Emballage Tout installs Epson SurePress

    April 15, 2014
    Epson America, Inc. has announced that L’Emballage Tout, a packaging and converting company based in Montreal, Canada, has installed the Epson SurePress L-4033A for its label printing services. L’Emballage Tout purchased the ink…

  • Steinhauser invests in waste reduction, efficiency upgrades

    April 15, 2014
    Steinhauser Inc., a digital and flexographic label and packaging printer located in Newport, KY, USA, recently installed technology upgrades to their presses and finishing systems. Almost every piece of printing and finishing equipment in the facilit…

  • Xeikon extends ‘See the Proof’ campaign

    April 15, 2014
    Xeikon is inviting packaging and commercial printers to put digital print to the test through its “See The Proof” program, first launched last year. This program offers converters and printers a low-threshold way of testing and evaluating…

  • Nilpeter showcases inline box converting at GOA

    Nilpeter showcases inline box converting at GOA

    April 15, 2014
    Nilpeter has announced that its FB-3300S smart inline box solution was a great success at Graphics of the Americas 2014 (GOA), on February 27 – March 1 in Miami, FL, USA. GOA offers a platform for reaching important American markets; something…

  • MPS hits the road for US Flexpack Tech Tour

    April 15, 2014
    MPS has announced its participation with other leaders from the narrow web supply chain in hosting the Flexpack Tech Tour, a series of free seminars across the USA to share knowledge and discuss flexible packaging trends, challenges and solutions. At…

  • Benton Graphics completes recovery from 2012 fire

    Benton Graphics completes recovery from 2012 fire

    April 15, 2014
    Benton Graphics, a doctor blade manufacturer based in Trenton, NJ, USA, has announced that it has completely recovered from the fire caused by a lightning strike in June of 2012 that shut the company down for over half a year. “It was a lon…

  • EFI Radius ERP software benefits Distinct Packabilities

    April 15, 2014
    EFI has announced that Distinct Packabilities, a label and flexible packaging manufacturer in Shepherdsville, KY, USA, has completed a new implementation of EFI Radius ERP software. The company is using the enterprise resource planning system’s…

  • Yazoo Mills invests in manufacturing, revamps shipment hours

    April 15, 2014
    Yazoo Mills has invested more than $4 million dollars in its manufacturing operations in an effort to sustain its current growth trend.  “Over the past 18 months, we have been working diligently to make the necessary changes within our man…

  • WS Packaging announces new CEO

    April 15, 2014
    WS Packaging Group, Inc. has announced that Fred Tinsey has been appointed CEO effective March 31, 2014. Tinsey, a former WS Packaging director, joins the company from OE Quality Friction Corporation where he currently serves as Chairman, previously…

  • Southeastern Tag and Label buys Brotech turret rewind system

    April 15, 2014
    Southeastern Tag and Label (ST&L) of Bessemer, Alabama has purchased a new Brotech Eurotech 330  Turret Rewind System. The all-servo system provides a turnkey finishing product in one piece of equipment and is designed to provide efficient f…